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ARGUMENTS CONSUME ENTIRE
FORENOON" SESSION OF COURT
District Attorney Flays Certain Tacl
tics of the Defense In Brilliant Fin
al Speech to Jurors--At Late Hour
',. Today Case Was Still In Hands of
William Hogg has been found pull.
if of the statutory crime for which he
has been on trial the past' few days
when the jury' returned1 Its verdict
at 4 o'clock this afternoon after being
out about two hours.
.. Pathos, oratory and Ire characteriz
ed the finale of the William Hogg case
today when the last chapter prior to
Jury deliberations' were enacted. It
was just high noon. when the state
closed lta arguments, following the ar
guments of the defense during the
forenoon and the opening argument
by the stats this morning. As the
crisis of the trial neared, the attend
ants at the trial were allowed to lis
ten and where the corridors were foN
merly swarming with men, women
and children, the auditorium of the
court room held them today. '
counsel on both sides lent every
possible effort to their pleas. Turner
Oliver answered the opening state
' ment with a review of defense evi
dence'and was foHentbrhtstlioTarf
of the morning session by Col Ivan
hoe for the state. In his climax he ap
pealed to that trait of human nature
which 1b keen to protect the helpless
poor and needy and to can poy poor
and unfortunate with a blanket of law
protection. The closing speech was
a brilliant one in which certain tactics
of the defense were scored.
At 1.30 the final instructions were
given to the jurors, most of whom, by
the way, have families, and soon after
wards tbe Jury room was the scene of
the- deliberations.. " v
- ' So More Jnrr Canea. V
This case concludes the Jury' trials
at this timer There will likely be oth
er minor caaea heard, but none reqnlr
lng Juries at this time.
Great Lakes Regatta. .
Detroit, Mich., August 3. Many of
the speediest motor boats from all
the lake ports have . gathered In De
troit to participate In the second an
nual regatta of the Great Lakes Pow
er Boat league. The regatta was In
formally opened today and will con
tlnue over Friday and Saturday.'-
LIYED IS HOTEL APARTMENT EX
CLUSIYELY FOUrt YEARS.
Left the Room but Twice and.Consum.
'' ed Great Quantities of Liquor.
. Los Angeles, , August 3. After
. four years spent as & recluse in his
apartment In the hotel Van Nuys'.
during' which time he was clad nearly
always in pajamas, "Major" William
Arthur Phi pps, the multimilliopalre,
is dead. He was ill 48 hours with
uraemia."..'' V .,'...'':'..
He left the room but twice In the
four years. Each day he drank 13 bot
tles of ale and a quart of whiskey.;
He was 65 years of age and his
wife and mother-in-law occupied he
LA GRANDE, UNION
SWEEPING TREATY SIGNED.
England, France and Uncle Sara Are
Uosely Knitted by 1ocuiueut
Washington, August 3, In the pres
ence of members of his cabinet, es
pecially invited by Taft. renres,nffl.
tlve of the United States and England
and France this afternoon signed tbe
most Bweeping arbitration treaties
ever negotiated. They were signed at
the white house. Ambassador Bryce
signed for Great .Britain and Secre
tary of State Knox for the United
Srates. The treaties are practically
identical, and they bind the eountrlpa
to arbitrate all disputes unsettled by
diplomatic exchanges, even questions
including the national hopor. ,'
It is believed they will do awav
with war on the part of these three
countries as far as the United States
Fast Mill promised.
San Francisco, August 3. Montana
Jack Sullivan and Fritz Holland will
furnish the main event on the card of
eight four round bouts to be staged
by the Central club here tomorrow
night.-', vV. is
REDISTRICTING MEASURE PASS
"'.'' ED BY SENATE.
Measure Already Through House, Is
Passed by Senate Today. ;
Washington, August 3. The senate
today adopted without a roll call the
bill fixing the number of the repre
sentatives in the next congress at 43&
Senator Burton's bill providing the
states- Hff'"re3l8trteteoy--t)y - tbe" state
legislatures, according to their own
laws, as adopted iln the Bepate today
by a vote of 39 to 28. ; ! ;
As the bill passed it was changed
in two particulars by Burnton's own
amendments. One provides candi
dates for the house might be nominat
ed in the same manner as candidates
for the governorship. The other is
that redlstricting shall be done by
state legislatures save the states
where tbe Initiative and referendum is
In force and could be invoked." Under
reapportionment Oregon gets another
congressman , and Washington two
more.. " ' . :. :.
With democratic steam in good
shape, every expectation exists today
that the house will pass the Under
wood cotton schedule revision bill be
fore adjournment. It Imposes an av
erage duty of 37 per cent ad valorem
on cotton manufacturers against ap
proximately 48 per cent under the
present law. ., ' ;
GATES SISKS ftAPIDlY.
Xot BelleTed PIungeir" Will Live Un.
; til Morning Hours. v
Paris, August ! 3. John Gates suf
fered a severe sinking apelt this af
ternoon and It la believed he is dying.
He : Is not ejfpected' to survive till
morning. '.,.y ' ;, '-. , : - ; .''. .
' , Weds Captain of Marines. ? k
Philadelphia, August 3. The " wed
ding of Miss Isabelle Clark, daughter
of Mrs. Matthew ,W. Clark,! of Wash
ington, and Captain Louis Mason Gu-
Hck, of the United States Marine corps
took nlace today at the? home of the
bride's brother In law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Ashton Devereux, in . this
city. Captain, Gulick and his bride
will spend, their honeymoon in Chi
cago.. . . V : ; '.:,'; -. . .".' ''
Medical Socletfes Large.
IRochester, . Mlnn August 3. ; The
Southern Minnesota Medical' associa
tion and the Minnesota Valley Medical
society met in joint annual session
here today and arranged for the' mer
it er of the two bodies Into one associ
ationthe membership of which will
embrace the leading physicians and
surgeons of the southern section of
the state. '
01 ItS 10
POLITICIAN SEES THAT
STATE SOLID FOR
TAFT IN 1912 ' "
LA FOLLETTE BOOKERS TO
WORK IX EVERY STATE
Executive Gaiulng Strength Through
out the State of Ohio-, Even Though
Harmon Is Likely Democratic Can.
dldate To Capture 1912 Convention
for Wlscouslo Senator I Aim.
Tew York, August 3. That Presi
dent Taft is gaining strength in Ohio
and that he -will, have an easy time in
carrying the state even If opposed by
Governor Harmon, in the next presi
dential election, was stated, here, to
day by Myron Herrlck, former Ohio
governor, before his departure for
Europe. , ; ;- ' - ; ; ;
f, Reciprocity Reacts.-,
Hartford, Conn, August 3. A direct
slap at the president because he Is
an advocate of reciprocity was today
delivered by the Connecticut state
grange The organization refused to
participate in the reception of the
president when he attends the state
fair in September, saying it is opposed
to reciprocity and therefore opposed
. Boom La Follette Everywhere,
Madison, August 3. Plans to cap
ture the delegates to the Republican
National convention who will support
La Follette for the presidential noml-
nation are being considered by the
Wisconsin hranrh of tWNftHnriAl PrnJ
gresslve leagu. The senator's friends
pianio carry ni8 nght into every state,
Slow soaking showers have fallen
oyer a big area 6f Eastern Oregon this
forenoon and afternoon. ' In Grande
Ronde valley the day has been one of
great rejoicing for, despite jthe fact
that harvesting is temporarily halted
and some slight damage donei 'to the
ripened grain in shock, the great ma
jority of farmers enJeTtaln fond hopes
of big potato crops and prolific hay
yields because of the rain. The na
ture' or the showers were such as to
prevent harm to standing grain and do
Port Au Prince,' August 3. Antlcl
patlng a clash between General Le
conte and Firmin, rival revolutionary
candidates for, Haytiaii presidency, a
detail of marines from the ; United
. Washington, August 3Whether the
"bank trust", will be a subject of gov
ernment , investigation will be made
public shortly when Wickersham sub
mits his report to Secretary Mac
Veagh. It is understood the. report
is about completed. ' . !
An investigation made In the par
Woman Condjucts Mint
Washington, August 3. In the ab
sencef the director of the mint, Un
cle Sam will in the future turn his
money making factory over to the
guidance of a woman. Miss "Margaret
jKJelley Is tbe woman selected and the
SLUW SHUWLHb BHINb Urt ;
TO: I! AND POTATO CROPS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1911..
LETTERS BEARING ON
SUBJECT PUBLISH, .
i V.T TfVnAV -f Lnj
PEOPLE WONT TOLERATE
RADICAL DECISION'S LONG
Compensation Law Outcome in l?u.
preme Court Subject of Discussion
In Letters Reactionary Term Ap
plied to the Judsres Who Held the
Law Unconstitutional. -
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Lyons. N. Y., August 3. That the
people; of the United States will not
endure reactionary methods of the
courts in regards to the constitution
ality of laws in which they are deeply
in'rested, is the substance of former
Presldint Roosevelt's attack on the
United States court of appeals' deci
sion on the Workman's Compensation
law! Letters written by Roosevelt to
Editor Belts of the Lyons Republican,
who had criticised him were mada
public today. , , ..a ,',
In one Roosevelt sayg "It is simply
nonsense to suppose that the country
will permanently tolerate the line of
action such as the court followed in
declaring the compensation act uncon
stltutional, Four federal Judges who
wrote me regarding the decision agree
that the action of the United Court of
appears is utterly reactionary."
Roosevelt said the ciurt should look
on the constitution as an aid to the
growth and and not as a straight Jack
the greatest possible good
Rains Visit Nebraska. ;
Lincoln, Neb., August 3. Torrential
rains throughout northern Kansas and
southern Nebraska today Is doing the
crops much good but is damaging the
property. Railroad tracks are inun
dated, road beds completely washed
out, and the Rock Island main line Is
. Cloudburst Id Mexico.
Mexico City, August 3. Forty - are
known to have been drownied today by
a cloud burst which Inundated Hub:
States cruiser, Des Moines, the Brit
iBh cruiser Melhome and the German
warship Bremen were landed. They
are protecting banks and consulates
President Simon has fled in the Hay
tlan cruiser "17 Decembre."
ticular case of the National City com
pany corporation recently formed by
the National City bank, for the pur
pose of engaging 4n business which
banks are not allowed to handle.
is said . tbe report is
such trust companies.
secretary of the treasury has made
her salary f 3,000 a year. - V
Ship Load of Literature. '
San Francisco, August 3 An Amer
ican warship loaded with Pnn nm.-i Pa.
cine exposition literatur and manned '
by Callfornlans may be sent to vari
ous ports throughout the world un
der the direction of a commission on
federal and state officials if the boarl
of directors or Hi 1910 fair can bring
enough influence to bear on the navy
department , ,
- To Discuss Railroad Rates. ,
St. Louis, Mo.. August 3. A con
ference of attorneys general from ten
states Is e held In this city to-
' ""' ; "M"issiou of the 2-
railroad rate' litigation. The states to
be represented are Oregon, Kentucky,
South Dakota, Arkansas, Iowa, Ne
braska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota
0Toole to Report.
Pittsburg, August 3 Marty O'Toole,
Darney Dreyfuss' $22,500 beauty Is ex
acted ' to report to the Pirates for
duty Friday. Catcher James Kelly, may
arrlirgjit the " same time.- -
Sjtortlng Writer Improves.
Oakland, Aug. 3. Eddlt Sml:h,!.flght
referee and sporting 'write.', I8 on the
road to recovery here today after be
ing on the verge of death for a week
from brain fever.
I3IBLER DELEGATIONS PRESENT
Division or Unity Is Question Over
School District '
S PETITION IS DENIED. I
Late, this ; afternoon , County
Judge Henry 'denied the petition
for di'Mon of the Imbler school"
district and the district will re-
$ main as it now stands. . the de-
clslon came at the conclusion of
the hearing this afternoon, ;
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To divide or not divide is th ab
sorbing topic at Imbler which was
whetted to white heat today when a
large delegation of Imbler people ap
peared before County Judge Henry
and Commissioners immediately after
2 o'clock this afternoon. The meeting
was scheduled for 10 o'clock thU
morning but was scheduled for cause
and the later hour made It more con
venient for many to come, from Im
bler.;.;'', v : --...,..' .
The town's school district is divided
In theory and wants to be in fact. The
passage by a narrow margin of a bond
issue for a new high school, precipi
tated the Issue. The new high school
plans have been kiltered for the pres
ent year, but it is believed they may
come into reality next year.
As an upshot of the division of opin
ion as to the relative merits of a new
high school, the division question
arose. Good substantial citizens are
arrayed on either side and the ques
tion will be put to the county court
In all its phases this afternoon before
adjourning of the hearing is taken. It
Is a vital question to Imbler and has
come to be more absorbing than the
bumper apple and wheat crops.
Hopes to Conqner Liberals.
London, August 3.AccordIng
an announcement by A. J, Balfour.
leader of the -unionists In the house
of commons, he will move a vote of
censure against the- liberal adminis
tration next Monday. Balfour hopes
that the demonstration against the
government . will reconcile the ' -warring
factions of the opposition and
give the liberals a final shaking up
before the veto bill becomes a law.
; Intcr-N'eotlaflong Move. ; ;
Paris, August 3. In a semi-official
statement given out today negotiations
between Germany and France are pro
ceeding but are still far from satls-
I factory to France on account of ex
j .i.uie uu aui-uuui. oi ex-1
cesslve demands made by the kaiser. '
ENDS HIS LIFE
CONFESSED E MBE2 -
ZLER DIES OF
WAS PENNILESS T II REE YEARS
AFTER WRECKING BANK
Illinois Banker, self Confessed aud la
JaII,SiiIc!des With . Rusty Knlfa
Smug-Bled Into His tvil Extradi
tion Papers Had Been "issued iSob
bed His Illinois Bunk.
Mauker, the former bank president of"
Pearl, Illinois, charged with the m-
bezzlement of $40,000 from the bank
three years ago and who surrendered
himself to the polio here last weelj.
did today at the hospital as a result
of stabbing himself In the neck with a
rusty penknife last night. , Extradi
tion papers, had been Issued by the
governor for Manor's reiurn to 111!-'
xiols. An investigation to discover
where he got the knlfo has bn start
ed. It Is believed it was smuggled into
the Jail. ,; ..
Manker's body was taken-, to . the
morgue. If no advieta are received
from his family wlthiu 48 (hours lt
will be burled at the couuty's expense
.The knrffe severed the Juglar veins.
Manker surrfndered last week after
he had worked for three years as a
carpenter, draftsman and dishwash
er. He was penniless when he reach-
d San Francisco. ' . v .
Wife Earned Llveliltood. -Lincoln,
Neb., August 3.-Mrs.' Man-.
ker, wife of the banker who suicided
at San Francisco," collapsed, today
wheasl&wj!is, told of her.husbaud ,
death. She lives at Eagle, Neb., where
she earned her . living-as a dressma
ker. ' '
Food Shortage Hits London
' Loudon, Aunist 3. The price of
meat end prov'ton rose sharply to
day as a result of the dock workers
strike and a widespread shortage of
food is feared. Ben Tlllet, the strike
leader today, declared the Interna
tional Transport Workers' federation :
is ready to Join the strikers and ti;
up all shipping . betweeu Americas
and English ports. .
BraiU Behind Coffee' Trust
Washington, August 3. Inability to
proceed against the cotfee trust wag
admitted today by Attorney General
Wickersham. He says the backbone
of the trust Is the Brazilian govern
ment which has cornered the supply
and will sell only to certain compan
ies. Wickersham says he la trying to
find a way to relelve the situation.
U. OF D. SEEKS
WILL INSTITUTE CIYIL PROCEED
INGS AGAINST PETITION'S.
Holding1 Tliat Fraud Was Committed,
, Petitions WUl Be Attacked.
Portland, August 3. Following the
discovery of a number of forgeries In
the referendum petitions against the
University of Oregon appropriation
civil proceedings to have tbe petitions
declared invalid will be commenced
Immediately by the university board
of regents. . '. 1 .J., !':;.".
The decision was reached at a meet
ing last night and has nothing to do
with punishment of the circulators of
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