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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON. ..FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1911.
TELLS OF EARLY EF
FORTS TO COMBINE
IDEA SPRUNG BY HI M .
AT IMPORTANT DINNER
J. P. Morgan and E. H. Harrlmau Pres.
fBt When First the Steel Trust Was
Suggested Suyg He Villi Be Glad to
Jell the Committee All He Knows
About the Steel. Trust.
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Schwab the first president of the
United States Steel corporation, was
before the Stanley committee today.
He remarked he was glad to tell all
he knew concerning the formation of
the trust prior to its organization. He
said cutthroat competition existed.
He said that Jn 1899 when he was
president of the Carnegie Steel com
pany he sprung the idea' of the steel
manufacturers having a controlling
organization at a dinner which J. P.
Morgan and E. H. Harrlman were
among the 30 guests. ..
Then he recommended that all
steel mills exchange cost sheets which
he said they are doing now. He sail
that after the dinner, he accompanied
Morgan home and re-outlined the plan
and afterward took up the matter of
the price of the Carnegie plant with
Morgan. He did nothing further, oth
ers doing the rest.
DOCKMEX STILL OCT.
Arbitrators Hope to Bring Peace out
? of Chaotle Situation.
, London, August 4. More than 100
ships are tied up here today through
ythsdockmen'e strike.- Arbitrators "are
attempting to bring peace and hope to
Teach a' settlement before . .Saturday
thus preventing" general transports
tlon from a tie up. "
Birthday of Oldest Teen
London, August 4. Probably be
cause the bouse of lords is so much
to the fore front in public discussion
these days, nearly all of the London
newspapers made mention of the fact
that today is the birthday anniversary
of the venerable Earl of Wemyss, who
has the distinction of being the old-
; est member of that body. Though 93
years old, the earl shows no signs of
mental decreptltude and few persons
have displayed a keener Interest in
following the progress of the events at
Westminster than he. .'
' Lord Wemyss Is regarded as one of
the most remarkable members of the
British peerage. Though he long ago
passed the age when most men are
supposed to have something more
than one foot in the grave, he drives
his own motor car, shoots and fishes
makes speeches, writes books and be
guiles what leisure he has left at his
favorite hobby sculpture. . f ...-.
The venerable earl is known as a
prophet of woe. Ever since he en
tered public life and that w.as long
before most of those now conspicuous
in It were bnm he has Dreached a
doctrine of national pessimism. The
times to him bave been always out of
Joint, but be has never inveighed agal
Joint, but he has never inveighed
gainst the spite, however unblessed,
.which has caused his creation to et
Tight. , .; .U-- , ' --
But his sincerity and patriotism
bae never been disputed. No man
has done more to foster the volunteer
movement It was more than half a
century ego that he first assumed the
command of a corps, and his gift, the
Elcho challenge shield, still testifies
to his practical Interest in the body
hose motto la "Defense, Not Defi
ance." He has the courage of his
convictions at all times and is never
bothered by considerations of conslst
ncy. He once opposed the habttual
'brlates bill in the house or. lords
n the ground that every Englishman
sht to be allowed to gen drunk
hen It pleased him to do so. '
HUSBAND MURDERER NEAR
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' San Francisco, August 4. Free ?
but abed and unstrung, Anna
3 Lngley, who killed her worth-
' less' husband,, is near -collapse.
After the coroner's jury late yes-
terday found a verdict that she
$ shot and killed the man while e
temporarily insane she' was re-
S leased on $100 bail. Tomorrow S
the preliminary hearing before fc
$ Police Judge Deasy takes place.
To Visit the Canadlau West.
London, August 4. Wi:h a view to
acquiring first hand knowledge of
western Canada with especial refer
ence to the needs and opportunities of
that section in relation to emigration
from the home country,, a party of
Vtw. inni-naliRtR reiiresentin
a dozen of the leading newspapers or
Great Britain sailed today for the oth
er side.. The party was organized by
J. Obed Smith, assistant superintend
ent of emigration in Great Britain,
who wlir accompany ' them on their
tour of the western provinces.
SECOND FIRE IX FEW DAYS
Property Ow ned by Mrs. Shaffer on
, North Spruce Jfow Gone.
What smacks of imcendlary fires
and firebugs, was seen today when the
barn on North Spruce street, owned
by Mrs. Anna Shaffer of Wallowa
county, was destroyed by a fire evi
dently set by some one. The fire is
the second one within a few days to
visit the same property the Shaffer
house was destroyed, jjractically, a
few days since. Workmen occupied
near the barn today say that they saw
no one about the vacant premises, but
that when the fire started, it came
with a whirl indicating petroleum had
been used to fan' it. The blaze was.
a big one and though the department
was on the scene hurriedly, the struc
ture was pretty, much ruined. , w
In view of the fact that no children
were Been about the place today, and
that no one lives there, the conclu
sion has been drawn that some firebug
has a mania for firing the Shaffer
property. Mrs. Shaffer is not here,
but everything indicates a person with
a grudge Is applylng'the torch to her
property. :' ' ' ' :
CAMUS SCARCE ARTICLE.
Im'ans Have Little Success Hunting
; It Ladd Canyon News.
Ladd Canyon, August 3. (Special)
Very nearly all of the farmers out
this way have finished harvesting their
wild hay. . Those who will have largo
ci ops will no doubt finish by the lat
ter part of the week. Most of those
who have grain commenced binding
yesterday morning.- T . '
Huckleberries are ripe up In Ladd
canyon now and a number of families
have already gone In search of them.
A great many Indians have passed
through here In search of camus this
summer but have bad very poor sue
cess as they have it pretty well thin
ned out, as a result of constant dig
ging annually. - : V'
Mrs. Dick Peebler and three young
er children arrived nome Saturday
from Enterprise where they have en
joyed the past thre weeks with their
daughter and sister, Mrs. Eula Dough-
The Misses Helen and Minnie Line-
burger returned home last Tuesday
from Forrest Grove, Oregon, where
they have spenf nearly a year with
Miss Kate Ashby returned to her
home at North Powder one day last
week, after a week's visit here wlth
Miss Frankie Peebler,
MEXICO MAY BECOME
, INVOLVED IN A
General Reyes Latest Addition to List
of Presidential Timber Says He
Will Retire and LeaTe the Country If
Trouble Ensues In Such on Event
Madero Wonld Likely Win.
Mexico City, August 4. Formal an
nouncement oi tn t-auuiuacj- tu
Ident by General Reyes is expected to
day, and it is believed to be certain
to embroil Madero. be La Barra, and
other chiefs in a situation which may
mean resumption of the civil strife."
Emilo Gomez, who was formally
nominated for the presidency by the
anti-re-electlonlsts party Is arrayed
against Madero and Reyes. Reyes says
if his candidacy promises to cause
trouble he will renounce it and go
abroad. This would leave three
Gomez, Madero, and De La Barra to
fight it out and there is but little
doubt that Madero would be elected.
SPOKAXE COMMERCE CRIPPLED
Newspaper Unable to Publish "Morn-
lng Edition Because of Fire.
Spokane, AuguBt 4. This city is to
day paralyzed In a commercial way
owing to the burning out of the main
Electric trunks of the Washington
Water Power company, , under the J can senate passing the tariff revision
street. The flamea shot up20. feeUWUs xTer tfitxDected Presidential
and the lire department . was called
out A short circuit was the cause.,
The newspapers cannot issue their
papers and street car lines are tied
up as well as mills and plants.
Christian Workers' Conference. '
East Northfield, Mass., August 4.
The General Conference of Christian
Workers, one of the series of annual
religious gatherings established here
by the late Dwight L. Moody, met for
its 29th annual session today with an
attendance of visitors from various
parts of the United States and Canada
and also from Europe. , Prominent
speakers will address the conference
during Its session of 16 days, among
the number being Rev. John A. Hut-
ton of Glasgow, Rev. J. Stuart Holden
of London, Rev. R, A. Torrey of Penn
Bylvanla and Rev. 0. A. Johnston Ross
of Cambridge, England. .
Pacific Highway Convention.
Portland, Ore., August 4. The Paci
fic Highway convention began a two
days' session In Portland today with
a large attendance and a list of prom
lnet speakers that combined to give
promise of a highly successful and
profitable gathering. The attendance
Included delegates from commercial
clubs, automobile clubs and other or
ganizations interested in the good road
movement from British Columbia to
southern California. Governor Hay
o Washington, Governor West of "Ore
gon and other men of wide promin
ence are on the program for addresses.
The convention is being entertained
by the Portland Commercial club.
Odd Fellows to Meet
f Indlanapalis, Ind., August 4. Gov
ernor Marshall and former Vice Pres
Falrbanks will welcome the mem
bers of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows when they assemble in this
city next month for the convention of
the sovereign grand lodge of the or
der. A large attendance of visitors is
expected from all parts of the United
States and Canada, One of the fea
tures of the gathering will be a visit
to the Odd Fellows' Home at Greens
burg. ,.; .',..'"
COALITION MAY END IN
PASSAGE OF BILL
COTTON SCHEDULE REVISIOX
V'MAY DIE IX THE SENATE
When Tuft's Expected, Veto Is Attach
cd to the, Schdule as Fussed by the
House and Senate, coalition will
Force the Measure Over President's
: Washington, August 4. Practically
dent Taft will veto the wool tariff re
vision bill -end the farmers' free list
bill, came this afternoon, when Con
gressman Dwight, the house whip, af
ter a conference with . Taft, sent a
hurry call fbr absent republicans, urgi
ing them to be back to vote against
tfio bills should an attempt be made to
pass them over the veto.
, That the call was made at the pres
ident's suggestion Is taken as certain
and It is an indication that he baa
decided on what Bteps he will ''take
whan the bills come to him from con
ference. In his Winona speech Taft
declared the bill "indefensible" and
many democrats believed ' he would
sign the Underwood measure as it was
changed. Republican regular, howev
er, urged differently.. That there is
real danger that the two measures will
pass over the veto is seen in the haste
with which Dwight acted today..
Washington, August 4. The- sight
of a democratic house and a Tepubli-
veto, Is predicted by leaders today. It
Is believed that the Underwood cotton
revision bill which passed the bouse
last night, will not pass the senate
because the southern democrats are
disinclined to take it up at present It
is freely predicted, however, that a
coalition of the democrats and republi
can progressive, which passed the
wool revision and the farmers tree j
list bill will hold together and prob
ably be strong enough to pass these
measures over Taft't veto.
Standpatters , are canvassing the
house and senate for pledges against
the bill. ':; .v'V ;
Would Not Regret It If Taft Refused
Eastern Oregon woolgrowers would
prefer not to see the La Follette wool
bill-become a law and they will not
mourn if President Taft vetoes that
bill, according to Dan P. Smythe, sec
retary of the state association, accord
ing to the Pendleton East Oregonlan.
In the view of Smythe, and" also of
other wool men, both araonc ihe
growers and the buyers, the La Foil 1
lette bill is not objectionable within
itself. But . they do not believe the
passage of the bill would end the de
mand for a further reduction in the
woolen schedule. They are , afraid
that ihe democrats at the regular
session will demand a still further
reduction. ,; . ! ' ;' .. '; ,'';'
Accordingly the woolgrowers share
President Taft's ideas that all legis
lation relating to the wool schedule
should be withheld until the tariff
board can make its report
If this course is taken they say
there is hope that the matter of the
tariff on wool may be adjustde "once
anl for all," so as to stop further agi
tation. It Is the uncertainty that does
the barm, according to the growers.
Jewish Cbantauqna in the West.
San Francisco, Cal., August 4. The
first summer assembly ever held by
the Jewish Chautauqua society In
this part of the country opened here
today and . will continue in session
until nextTeusday. Among the prom
inent speakers to be heard are Dr.
William RoBenau of Baltimore, Dr.
Henry Berkowltz of Philadelphia and
Israel Cowen of Chicago.'
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i ITALIAN STEALS GIKL AND
, POSSE PURSUES. r
$ Richmond, Cal., August 4.
- Spurred by' the belief that Elma 4
Sleurs, aged 14, has been abduct-
ed and possibly murdered, the 3
Richmond police force, headed
by Chief Arnold today engaged In
a manhunt for Tony Sllvlera, a ?
suspected Italian. It U believed
$ that if overtaken he will do bat-
tie and the police fear he will kill
lhe girl before surrendering.
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LODGE OFFICER ACCUSED.
Woodmen of the World . Auxiliary
Funds Misspent, Suy Charges.
St. Paul, August 4. Alleging gjoss
mismanagement and misapi - on
h Preat.of funds, charged ra icavnV -la
dlon ip rxi v:. and U-
dies' iC'Il,,C ..-me", Woodmen of
the WVi-V- Vtfre filed today by: Minne
apolis women with the commission of
insurance of Minnesota.
NO SUCCESS COMES OF EFFORTS
TO REACH AGREEMENT.
Russia as Mediator Turns Encourage
ment on Pessimism.
Berlin, August 4. With Russia as a
mediator, reports this afternoon say
that prospects for a. settlement of the
Franco-German embroglio are bright
er than they1 were this morning.
Conference Has Failed.
Berlin, August 4. That the Moroc
can negotiations' instead of progres
sing satisfactorily have come to mn ac
tual standstill, is the statement of the
German press today. The tone is do
cldedly pesslmsitlc.; V 1
The National Gazette which Is close
to diplomatic circles says negotiation
are not progressive and that there is
little hope they will end satisfactorily.
It is intimated that a ministerial crisis
Foresees Certain War. ;
New York, August 4. England la
firmly convinced that war between
France and England on one side and
Germany on the other, is sure to come
soon, according: to James tfeck. former
o.w.aiui attorney gener-
al who has returned from abroad. f:
DEMANDS ;M0M00 OF MORGAN
Financier Has "Demander Throwu
Into the Street by Force,
New , Vork. August 4. When Percy
Passomer if Long Island Walked Into
the offices of Plerpont Morgan -. and
calmly t'.t-inftnded $10,090,000 today, the
genial ilnanc'er crooked his finger and
husky attendants threw Passmore In
to the streets. Passmore Bald he In
tended to ' "hurt" someone. J Brain
storm sharps are examining him this
afternoon. . : . '. '-
Revenue Cutters Celebrate.
Washington, August 4. Aboard all
craft in the revenue cutter service
wherever stationed from the Maine
coast to Bering sea, ceremonies were
held today at noon (fomraemorallve of
the birth of the serflJ.21 years ago.
The . celebration, inLy tH,ice with
custom; includes t' 1 "'mcJ
or tne snips ana inj '
fleers and crews onf
listen to the readU'-'o.
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tory of the revenue A
the executive officef-, a, ro
Berlin, August 4
Informed the forelp
lection of John
United States ami
as Hill's sticceaso!
here was acceptabl1
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V ho 'to Ao
POLICE USED TO KEEP
CROWDS AWAY FROM
OLD SEADOG V
TOGO AND GAYNOR EXCHANGE '
OFFICIAL CALL THIS MORNING
Cheers Gnnt Arrhal of Xatlou's Guest
nt New York-Will Go to Washing,
ton Tomorrow uml Re Guest of Dif
Momatlc Circles-Wears Full Drs
Japanese Atyilralty Uniform.
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CROWDS PRESS ADMIRAL .
New York, August .4. Making $
his way through a , crowd so -5
dense that it was necessary to
& call out the police reserves, Ad- &
f mlral Togo, the nation's guest,"
and accompanied by a large es
cort called upon Mayor Gaynor $
$ in the city hall today. He was at-
tired lu the full uniform of a
4s Japanese admiral. - '
$ Admiral Togo was cheered
heartily. Uter Mayor Gaynor
returned Togo's call at Togo's
apartments at the Knickerbocker
& hotel, i
New York, August 4. Right royal
vas the wolcome to Admiral Togo
when he landed in New York today
to begin his brief visit to the United
States and Canada on his way home
from the coronation in London. The
Battery walls and the docks were
crowded as the Lualtanla, on which
Admiral Togo was a passenger, steam
ed up the ban and thousands of peo
ple were in the vicinity of the pier
to cordially welcome the great victor
of the battle of the sea of Japan. Aa
the liner passed through the Narrows
the forts on either side roared a sa
lute and passing Into the harbor the
ship was greeted with a blast of
whistles from all the craft in the vt
clnlty. .Representatives of the civic,
naval and military authorities were
on band to greet the visitor. As soon
as the customary formalities had
been concluded the admiral departed
for Washington in company with As
sistant Secretary of State Hale and
the naval officers who have been de
tailed to act as his aides. After sev
eral days in Washington and Phila
delphia Admiral Togo will return to
New York for a stay of five or six
days, during which time he is to be the
guest at several notable features of
entertainment to be given In his honor
POISOX PROYES SERIOUS '
Mrs Ernest Morgan in Critical Condi- :
tlon as Result of Poisoning.'
Blind since Monday, her body,terri- -
bly swollen, and suffering much pain
as the result of being poisoned by
working la her garden where she
Came in contact with a poisonous
weed, Mrs. Ernest Morgan of North
La Grande is today showing slight evi
dence of improvement from her very
critical condition of the present week.
Relatives called here from Pendleton
returned this morning but Mrs. Mor
gan Is still in a critical condition. Her
arms and face as badly swollen, use -
of her eyes being removed by the
swollen face. He rcousln, Walter Mc
Cormach, the Pendleton auto dealer,
Was called here a few days ago when 1
Mrs.'Morgan's life was despaired of.
Her friends will be pleased to know
SlJ trifle improved this evening.
; Hng lady is the wifVofngi
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