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LA GRANDE EVENING OBSERVER, TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1911.
MISSISSIPPI FIGHTING BATTLE
Senate rial Campaign Closes With
Whirlwind Finish Last EvenJug.
Jackson, Miss., August 1. A' demo
cratic primary election Is being held
throughout Mississippi today for the
purpose of nominating a United States
senator, members of the ' legislature
sand tate officials. The three corner
ed senatorial fight. In which Senator
.Leroy Percy, ex-Governor James K.
Vardaman and C, H. Alexander are the
rival contestants, Is the all-absorbing
feature of the election. '
The senatorial campaign closed last
wtzhfc la a whirlwind finish. The fight
has been one of thejinpst partisan in
the history of the commonwealth, and
"has attracted wide attention because
of 'the prominence of the con;stants
ana me many oilier perBoiiauii'.o
changed on the stump and in the presa
In the contest the entire state has
lined up for or against ex-Governor
Vardaman, whose acts and utterances
while serving as chief executive fre
quently attracted the attsntlon of the
-entire country. Throughout the cam
paign Senator Percy and Mr. Alexan
der hare made Vardaman the sole ob
ject fit their attacks: in their speech
es delivered throughout, the state they
lavej pot hesitated charge Air. Vard
aman with mlsappfoprJatlops, of pub
lic funds while governor and' have de
clare him guilty also of. other acts
of pefga'tiftl dishonesty
' VhrtrMr. Vardaman has many.po-v
lltlcar enemies he undeniably hag a
large personal foilowfng'ind' no one
venturers to predict that he ', vlll be
"BnQwed under" at the polls today.
IHqbI .unbiased' onl6okerlncllne to
the belief that the result will be so
dose as to necessitate a second pri
mary and that Vardaman; certainly
-will be In it, with either Percy or Alex
The tota vote today Is expected to
-nm between 100,000 and 115,000. Ex
Cpvernor Vardaman's managers de
clare that he will be an easy winner,
defeating both opponent by a decls-
tve majority, mr. aroaraun mm
frtir asserts that he will get 90,000
C E. Taylor
Complete Equipment tor Resetting ann Repairing
Rubber Buggy Tires
LA GRANDE IRON WORKS
D. FITZGERALD, Proprietor,.
COMPLETE MACHINE SHOPS AND FOUNDRY
votes. Mr. Alexanders managers x
press'the belief that their candidate
will get at- least 45,000 votes, which
would give a good plurality with
which to enter the second primary.
Senator Percy's manager, while re
seem to regard the results with equal
fralning from giving out any figures,
. Next tp the senatorial fight the con
test that Is attracting most attention
is that between Theodore G. Bilbo and
Wiley N. Nash for the nomination for
lieutenant governor, ne primary will
also decide the. nominations for secre
tary of state, attorney general, auditor,
treasurer and a number of minor sttae
officials. General Earl Brewer : of
Clarksdale had no opposition for the
gubernatorial nomination and the state
committee consequently declared him
the nominee without putting his name
on the primary ballot. This is the
first time in Mississippi's history that
an aspirant for the governorship has
secured the office without opposition.
FLAT WHEEL DELATS TRAIN.
No. 6 Held) IH're This Morning to Tn
" load iMHniJieu in .
Because of a flA. wheel under one
of llie baggage cars oh No, 6 this
morning, the train was delayed here
a short time. , The baggage, express
and mall pouches carried In the car
had to be transferred before the train
could go on. ; :
NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB PLANS IN
TERESTING I EAR. .
England and Surrounding Country to
Be Studied Next Winter.
The Neighborhood club ladies are
very enthusiastic over the work for
the coming yean -..
The club will discontinue the de
partment work and will again study
as an entire club. The subject of study
will be England and surroundings.
'" A splendid library has Just been re
ceived from (the. State , Library com
mission. Included In this library is a
fine collection of pictures, portfolios
and magazines, besides two dozen or
more of SDlendld volumes. ;
The programs of the year's work
will soon be printed and the ladies
will be able to secure books on sub
jects desired during the summer. ,
. the library will be found at the club
rooms and Mr. Antnony nag neen e
. cured to act as librarian.'
, A Oregon' to Lead Parade.
San Francisco, August 1. In sup
port of the, movement to have the bat
tleship Oregon lead the warships
through the Panama canal, (HenTy
Scott, director ot the Panama Paci
fic exposition has sent a telegram to
Secretary of the Navy Meyer In which
he stated that the ship's notable dash
around the horn during the Spanish
American -war, is an achievement for
which she should be honored.
North Dakota Druggists Meet
Grand Forks, N. D., August 1. A
large convention of druggists from ev
ery part of the state; Is In attendance
at the annual convention of the North
Dakota State Druggists', association
which convened here today- for a ses
sion to last three days. The big social
feature of the gathering will be a pic
nic In Lincoln Park on the last day
of the convention.
Wlfconsln GoU Tournament.
Kenosha, Wis., August 1. Promi
nent goiters from manyt points throng
ed the links of the Kenosha Country
club today and engaged in practice
play preliminary to competing In the
annual championship tournament of
t'ue Wisconsin State Golf association.
The tournament will open tomorrow
and continue through the remainder of
he, week. '
PROPECTIVE FABMERS STORE TO
INTRODUCE NEW PLAN.
Thre Per Cent Dividends' Every Three
Months For Cash Buys. ,;''
Dividends of 3 per cent will be paid
to all cash customers, of the Co-operative
Farmers' Union -grocery store,
when that establishment is opened
here about September 1st With Her
bert Pattlson in charge as-general
manager. The members of the asso
elation which will own and operate
the store through its general mana
ger will receive higher dividends than
others, but all customers regardless ot
membership in the association will
omwswiwV'i vCSt cir?!: ?? ""V
ot every .three " months tor all - cash
purchases made.' Every item, be It
ever so small, will be tabulated and
at the end of the three months' period,
the cash purchase will be totaled and
the dividend declared. '
! Will Keen Money at Home., ,
"It is generally admitted thati sev
eral elements are now sending qui' 'of
town for their groceries each" month
and ' that between $3,000 and $4,000
monthly go to Portland grocery hous
es,", said Mr. Pattlson this mornlrjg in
speaking of the prospective store," "In
this way it will be an Inducement for
these various elements-' to buy at
home for while the regular prices . will
be maintained, being necessary, to
cover shipping, -the dividend ..feature
will draw many toward this store and
give It preference over the Portland
houses.' Of course there will be those
who will persist in sending away for
their goods even then, but the great
majority, we believe, will find that the
cash dividend feature will more than
remunerate them for what they . may
now save by sending away fo their
gootls. '....'' - ...
"Th? buslnes will be conducted as
now on a cash and credit basis, but
the dividends wilt be issued only to
those who i pay cash. The cash pur
chaseg need not be constant either to
get the dividend! checks, i ,
Open In a Month. ' ''
"The store will , be opened In . a
months and we will do business where
my store Is now located but about the
first of the year the association alms
to build a store building and ware
house of Its own and do a general
The association 1 made up of mem
bers who 'put $100 Into It, represent
ing: one share. None can take more
than, this amount, which spreads the
stock among a large number of. farm
ers and city folks. . .
Members Forpe3 to Use Trust Macliln.
ery at Heavy Royalties.
Boston, August 1. War on the Unit-
ed Shoe Machinery company, a trust
said to control,the price ot practically
all the foot wear made In the United
States, was opened nere today when
the grand Jury began an investigation
It la believed the Investigation will
land some trust officials In Jail. Tha
United States dlstrct attorney said he
expected to ask indictment fo rcrltnl-
nnl violation of the anti-trust law.
' None of those controlling the com
pany will be allowed to escape by giv
ing evidence. It Is said that all but 10
of 1.400 manufacture are under its
. The trust hied a contract with the
manufacturers providing that they
use only trust machines, which vers
simply leased to them on a royalty
basis. Six cents par pair royalty was
charged, which, it is said, totals at the
end of a year four times the cost of
the machine. , - " '
WANTED Fiano to rent by month,
Call La Grande Investment Co.
SHOE TRUST IN
SECRETARY PRECIPITATED INTO
Accnsed of Promising Manufacturers
i Immunity From Board.
Washington August lr-Charges that
Secretary of Agriculture WilBon, at
a meeting of the saccharine manufac
turers last May declared; 'I want
you to understand that the reason the
board was organized wag to help man-
ufacturers and that they have nothing
to fear from it," today added Wilson
to the list of cabinet officials attacked
at this congress. - '
H. P. Willis, a newspaper correspon
dent, made the charge before the com
mlttee on expenditures In the agrlcul
tural department, during the- Wiley
probe. Republican members of the com
mlttee demanded the stenographers'
notes of the May hearings be introduc
ed and objected to Willis' testimony
appearing on record.
TAFT LEAGUE T
(Continued from page one)
with 41 precinct committeemen, la In
line for the Llncoln-Taft Republican
league. "I am heartily in accord with
your movement to organize a Llncoln
Taft league," he writes. . "I will be
glad to co-operate n-lth you in any
work that' can be done to this end and
trust that you will meet with un
bounded success." The strongest re-
heartily In support of the progressive
nl,MlnM MSVimtlAa In t'l.B Bfotu OVA
publican counties in tne slate are
movement for a better organization on
progressive lines. 'Y
The Lincoln-Taft league has been
Indorsed iu Wheeler, Morrow, Gilliam,
Hood River and Sherman cotfntles,
and these counties have perfected or
ganizations. . The league has plans
complete to supply ' every precinct
and county committeeman, about 1200
In all. who constitute the official rep
resentatives ot the republican party
In Oregon, with progressive, repub
lican literature. This means the bring
Ing about of . a greater unity of pur
pose under the operations of the law
and not to build ud a machine or a
faction. ' , ' "
Reciprocity Brings Confidence.
The success of President Taft In
putting through reciprocity has made
I all republicans feel that there is a
reasonable line of progress wunin me
party that does hot brand a republi
can as of the type that is happiest
when fighting for progressive poll-
cles outside the party organization.
Y;:e- are especially
anxious to close out the balance
of our stock of men's and
boys' suits and all summer goods.
and we have made final cut prices on
all these garments, so low that it means
a great saving to all who buy now.
Come and see. .
The Lincoln-Taft league stands for
progressive p'olicies, as undertaken by
a progressive republican administra
tion, and Jts platform embodies the
The Canadian reciprocity agree
ment;' the general arbitration program
which , now . embraces Great Britain,
France, Germany and the Netherlands
with Japan apparently.- ready t& re
spond to overtures; the knowledge of
conditions In Mexico which prompted
the taking of a strong position In or
der to avert a serious situaton hetween
that country and ours; the succesful
pros?cuton of jnany trusts? the friend
ly and successful intervention1 in
South America, to prevent a collision
between two nations;' the correction
of corrupt practices at the port of
New York; the rehabilitation of the
cuatoms service; the : expedition of
work on the Panama canal; the' wip
ing out of the postal deficit; the mes
sage to congress in support of conser
vation ' measures; appointments to
the supreme court; the establishment
of a postal savings bank system; the
successful advocacy of -a bill which
brings the rallroadg more nearly un
der government control; the reorgani
zation of the navy; the earnest fight of
La Grande s Leading
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the president to have congress revise,
the tariff downward. ,.. ;' .
Knights of Columbus Gathering.
- Detroit, Mich. August 1 The an
nual convention of the knights of Co
lumbus, which openecLhere today with
a solemn mass at Holy Rosary church
has. brought thousands of members of
that order to Detroit , Every statu and
territory In the United States, the Do
minion of Canada,' Mexico, Cuba, Porto
Rifo and even the Philippine Islands
aro represented In the great gathering
and many of the knight are accr.ni
paniej by their wives and daughters.
The convention will last three days
and. w'.'.l .be devoted to business as
we'l as pleasure. Today was princi
pally devoted to the reception and reg-'
Istrv of the arriving knights 'at Co
lumbus club house. The program for
the evening includes a banquet. at the'
Hotel Cadillac to delegates and a mln
alril show at the club house auditor
lum for the visiting knights.
. Birth Record.
' Born, to Mr. and Mrs.;M. Waller, of
La Grande, July 29, a daughter.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cade ot
Alice, July 29, a daughter. ?