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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1911.
aw a- m m . ,
BIG STEEL GRAB
DID IT ' iu - ntuo i GEjd
f" AT THAT TIME
aO.UY MATTERS PANICKY
: . DEAL SETTLED MATTERS
Appearing Voluntarily Colonel Roose.
velt Tells Stanley Investigation Com
nilttee All He Knows of the Tennes
see Coal & Iron Company Consoltdi.
tlon When He Was President -
New York, August 6. Theodore
Roosevelt today agreed to go before
the Stanley, committee and tell all ha
knows about the absorption jot the
Tennessee Coal & Iron company by
the trust and how Gary and Frlck
procured hia consent as president to
the trust gobbling concern.
Col Roosevelt appeared, voluntarily.
Wheb asked by Stanley to tell what
.the Bteel manufacturers told him. In
1907 the colonel drew out a big manu
script from his pocket from which he
read)'. : : . .. :.tM: r, .
Itjrevlewed the business conditions
which were then panicky; When Gary
and fcrrick appeared fit- hia offices,
RooijvK saj.d.lie "took the matter up'
witty Attorney General Bonaparte, and
Secretary of State Root, and when the
steely men's story had been discussed,
he said he would have no objections
to tie absorption of the Tennessee
concern.-:v ;K ;'. -. . v--;J'""
.- "ij wish it distinctly understood,?
said 'the colonel, "that I acted wholly
on my own Initiative, and I wish to
accept the full . responslbllty. The i
'plnoh' was due to unreasonable fear!
and the only way to stop It twas to re-1
store public confidence, so I called
the Morgan interests and then only
wag public confidence retained, and 1 1
had to act Instantly. : I believed the
action was for the public 'good."
RevPif AtnA himif pnrinir
j,xnat arterward his friends all told him
'his action was of the utmost value in
preventing a panic and saving several
financial institutions from wreck. "
Roosevelt smashed all precedents by
being the first ex-president to submit,
to an explanation of his official acts, j s&n Franclsco, Augusts. Following
while president. ' He was good humor- the refugai of General Manager E. E.
ed throughout the examination and Cajvm of lne Harriman system yester
- 1 ' ' ' ' ' '' ' " '" , day to grant the demands of Espee
(Continued on Page Eight.)
STHfET CAR MEN TIE UP
' STREET TRAFFIC.
Hotel Housing Strfklngbreakers
, Stoned by Angry Employes.
Dea . Moines. August
v uiiiiul u umi i
Noting today marked the opening of cial train tomorrow to attend the an
the 'street car' employe's strike. The nual national convention of the organ
company had Beveral hundred strike- isation at Scranton, Pa., next week. "
breakers on hand but the temper, of . , 1
the strikers and their sympathizers - " nna Laneley Collapses.'
overawed 'them and no attempt was s gan Francisco. August 5. While be
Oade to move the cars. y - lljg taken Into, Police Judge Deasy'j
Five thousand men and hoys over-! court for a preliminary hearing on
Powered the police .and stoned the ho-' the charge of having murdered her
Jl where the ( strikebreakers are husband, Anna Langley collapsed on
housed. the court house stairs. '
BARON UfHIDA, AMBASSADOR TO
'QPYRKSHT. BY CUNKOIN5T
Tlie Distinguished Diplomat Repre
senting Japan In the United States
and Wo Was the Moving Spirit In
the Details and Presentation of Ad
miral Togo In the Washington Ylslt
Today. This Statesman and Baron
Togo Represent Two of the Great
est Living Japanese.
UP TO LOVETT
SOUTHERN PACIFIC SHOPMEN DE.
vKIED INCREASED PAY.
Refusal Yesterday by Calvin Leads to
Appeal to (Road's Head. .
WILL APPEAL TO LOYETT.
. . .
("'' San Francisco. Cal., August.' 5.
Refused shorter hours and in-
nxanool now' KvHptlOrnl MflTlfl-t 4t
" ' -
Calvin, of the Harriman lines,
Bnop Employe, teaerauon
today planning to take the Brier-
S ances direct to Judge Lovett, the
I . , , .-. j Vl.c
pay the next move by the employes Is
being awaited with interest here to
day. ' Calvin's dictum followed a leng-
I thy conference wtlh a committe of the
j federated employes. A Height hour
(day and 7 per cent;inrcease. in pay
for helpers and semi-skilled workmen
all over the system was asked. .
The new schedule, If granted, would
have meant a total year increase of
between $U00.000 and $2,000,000. '
To Attend Convention at Scranton.
I 1 Chicago, 111., August 5. Escorted by
a large delegation of Illinois people,
(Father P. J, O'Callaghari, president
of the Catholic Total, Abstinence union
of America, will leave here on a spe-
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FORMAL STATE Fl'SCTIOX
, IS HIS HOJiOB TMGIIT
Entrance of Admiral Togo, Satlou's
Cluest, ut Washington Murked) by
' Cheers From Crowd Following Ad
1, i mlral's Wake Iceives a Warm
Washington, August 5 In full dress
uniform Admiral Togo, the Japanese !
war hero, called upon President Taft j
iouay Buoi uy auer arriving rrom JNew juiay prevenior ai leasi postpone tneir
York. , The heartiest greetings , were (consideration at the present congres
exchanged, and' the state dinner' and 1 sional session and may prevent their
official reception at the white houso'j ratification, thought this is not prob
tonlght will be tine of the most nota-: able. Members of the senate foreign
ble functions of its kind ever held dur
ing the present administration.
Togo was the center, of attraction
whereyer he went.'' Great crowds out
side the white house cheered him. '.: '
" Greets Naval Officers. ' . '
Greeted by cheers no less enthusias
tic than those which marked his wel
come in New York Admiral Togo ar
rived at Washlngion today,: Follow
ing the exchange of formal calls with
Japanese Ambassador Uchida, Secre
tary of State Knox and Assistant Sec
retary of the Navy Beekman Wln
thrope, the admiral held a reception
for the naval officers, i
' To" Soive Municipal Problems.1
Chicago 111., August 5. Much in
terest is being manifested in the In
ternational Congress 5 -and Exposition
"id e held In this cify noxt caofitlvaiid
arrangements are being made for the
reception of a large number of visi
tors from the principal cities of the
United States and Canada and several
European ; countries. , Experts of
world wide fame and known ability In
matters pertaining to municipal gov
ernment will be In attendance. Health
and sanitation, including garbage col
lection and its disposition and the pre
vention and suppression of epidemics
will be' given especial: attention, as
will . also the subject1 , of , taxation.
Among other subjects to be discussed
will be that of public utilities. Includ
ed in this will' be the subjects of fran
chisee, municipal ownership,' street
lighting, water systems, docks and
water transportation1 and' modern
housing. . ; ' ;' .
ALICEL THRESHING UNDERWAY.
Allcel Resident Tells of Live News
'.' . Toi'Ics About His Town.
Farmers are busy harvesting and
the thresher can be heard on all sides,
reports W. J. Case, an Allcel visitor
in La Grande today. He ' said that
Roscoe West, drilling a -well at Allcel,
has reached 300 feet depth, and has
not found water yet, "A mass meet
ing will be held next Monday evening
at 8 o'clock," said Mr. Case this af
ternoon, "to discuss the telephone sit
uation. - The meeting will' be held in
the town hall. The farmers union will
hold a meeting next Thursday at 2
o'clock." V " K v ! " ' '
MANY DIPLOMATS CHANGED.
Moved From Japan to Constantinople'
f. to rm Vacancies There. .
Washington, Aug.; 5 Following a
number of transfers In the diplomatic
service it was learned today that C.
Bryan of Chicago, United States min
ister to Belgium, will succeed Thomas
O'Brien as ambassador to Japan. Mr.
O'Brien will be shlhed to Constanti
nople to take the place vacated by
Lelshman who has left for Berlin to
succeed Hill. Bryan has been minis
ter to Chill, China, Switzerland, Bel
glum, Portugal and Brazil.
SENATE MAY BE SLOW
TO RATIFY IT IS
SOME DANGER OF ITS
- ULTIMATE DEATH IS SEEN !
Sweeping Treaty With France ' and
Enirlund Signed Tliisj Week Hus Not
Been Ratified; Members of Srnato I
Committee "Put Out
Washington, August, 5. Opposition'
in. the senate to" the arbitration trea-j
ties With Great Britain and France'
relations committee are provoked' be
cause President , Taft ' and Secretary
of State Knox did not consult them in
the preparation of the treaties signed
this week and today indicated thev
would be in no hurry "to puC the agree
ments into effectv . 1 :
. Carnegie Praises Taft.
. Kibop Castle, Scotland, August 5
Andrew Carnegie today praised -President
Taft unstintedly 'for the part he
played in bringing about the arbltr?
tlon treaties between the United States
England and France, t 'i ;.
The treaties were signed this week
and make it almost impossible for the
United States to become Involved in
war with either of the two countries.
PRESIDENT TO SIGN BILL. ;
'Redisricting by Inlultiative and Ref-
wndm JYV" 1W Force..
Washington, August 5. It was pre
dicted today that the re-apportionment
bill increasing the membership of the
house will be signed very soon by the
president now that the house has
agreed to accept the senate amend
ments to the measure despite the fact
that it is regarded In some respects
as a democratic bill. Although the
democrats secure gains in representa
tion In Jjhe south, it is pointed but that
the gUt of six members from New
Yorkalone should tend to balance up
matters from the republican view
point and for this reason it is believed
Taft will not hesitate In signing the
measure. . ' .
- The most important amendment is
that which permits redisricting of
congressional districts by Initiative
nnfi referendum Inatead nt bv lesrlnio.'
tlve action In states where these laws
are in force.'
Cattle Raisers to Investigate.
San Antonio, Texas, August 5. A
conference of Texas cattle raisers to
termlne the discrepancy between the
high' price of meat and the low price
of cattle has been called to be held in
September. The call was issued by
President Lasater of the Lattle Rais
ers association. It will begin In Fort
Worth Sept 12. In the call Lasater
asserts' that the cattle raisers are fac
ing ruin In spite of the fact that the
price of dressed meats Is almost the
highest in histroy. -''; v
Archbishop Blenk 55 Years Old. "
New Orleans, La., August 6. -The
Most Rev. James H: Blenk, head of
the Roman Catholic . archdiocese of
New Orleans, will be 65 years old to
morrow. Beyond receiving the cus
tomary congratulation! the archlbsh
op has planned for no special observ
ance of the anniversary.
To Settlo Boundary Dispute.
SU Paul, Minn., August 5. Legisla
tive committees representing Wiscon
sin and Minnesota met at the state
capitol here today to confer on a set
tlement of the long standing contro
versy concerning the inters'ate bonu-
dary lines in Lake Pepin and the Du-J
luth Superior harbor. , ; . ,
Portrait pf . Philanthropiat
Mad Recently In New York.
' 1911, by American Weia Anoolatlon.
irouauie Jteinsal ol the Senate to
Ratify the Broad Treaties IVevent
lug war Between France and Eng.
, land- and the United States, Prompt
ed Andrew Carnegie Taday to
Praise Taft for the Executive's Part
In Bringing the Treaties Abqut.
PREPARATIONS' FOR MOTOR CAR
New Steel and Improvement on Ties
Going on Near Union, '''-!
Union,' AugUBt 5. (Special) Steel
ls being laid and repairs being made
on the track that will form the con
necting link between La Grande and
Cove this fall when the Central Rail-
i road of Oregon puts on its motor car
service over its own tracKS ana mat
of ' the'O.-W.' from Hot' Lake to ; La
Grande, form a half-circle service be
tween La Grande and Cove with Hot
Lake as the Junction. At present the
company is laying new steel between
the switch where the Union Central
leaves Union for' Cove, and the city
proper. New ties where needed are
also going in. In the meantime the O.
W, -will connect the two roads by' lay
ing about a mile and a half of road
near Hot Lake. -'
Engine Off Track Today.
A small wreck on the Union Central
'Ittle delay loday. Two ra'l"
turned over sending the engine off the
track and some of the passengers took
farmers' wagons to the station while
other came on a dray rushed out
from Union. ' ,
Congress of Reform. ' .
Pacifle Grove, Cal., August 5. Many
religious and social workers have
gathered here for the congress of re
form, which is held annually . under
the auspices of the Women's Christian
union. The sessions of the congrses
will begin tomorrow and continue for
one week. -')
More Hammontree Creeks.
Another $25 check issued by John
Hammontree, who "got" the Foley
hotel for a like amount, has been re
turned from Portland, marked, J'No
account." The Newlln Drug company
was the loser. ,
HIS .LIEUTENANTS .
GERMANY CONCEDES MUCH
TO FRENCH DIPLOMATS
General Satisfaction Expressed at the
T,,,,"t.l'nlver8:ty Library Coinp
yuestiwiis iu ue mim'iii vfi-iuiHiiy 1
Falls lu Attempt to Grab Morocco.
London, AugUBt 5. Failure of their
plans to grab a part of the Morocacil
sea coast because England took euca
a bold stand, It is expected that tha
agreement now practically arrived at
between France and Germany will re
sutl In the resignations of Chancellor
von Bethmann-Hollweg and Foreign
Secretary von Kidrelln Wachter. It it
declared the kaiser compelled his min
isters tp yield, to France and recede
from a part of their demands, While
the British foreign office expects an
amicable settlement ultimately in tha
Moroccan affairs, there are still deli
cate questions to be settled some of
which ooncern England. ' -
SALEM $ITE PURCHASED.
State Board Buys Roman Property
... Wing Entire Block Title. , -
; Salem, August 5. The state board
today purchased the Roman property.
tlus securing a title of an entire block
on which the additional capltol build
ings will be erected. Architect Knight
on will begin preparing the plans for
the building immediately.
Convict made brick and convict la
bor will be used whenever possible.
The appropriation for the structure if
1500,000. 1 r :
TAFT COMING WEST.
Story Goes This Afternoon That Exee.
-; ,; uthe Will Visit West.
; Washington, August 5. That Presi
dent Taft may visit the west this fall
despite early reports to the contrary,
was the burden of a white house state
ment today.'. Two tentative itineraries
exist. One Is a six-week's trip to the
coast.. The others makes Hutchinson,
Kansas, the most western point he
will visit ' ' : ' -
-No definite decision of route will be
known until later. ;
TRAFFIC COMPLETELY TIED UP
IN MANY PLACES. '
Six Inches of Rainfall (n Western Ne
J, braska Last Night t.
Lincoln, Neb., August 5. Traffic on
the main line of the Burlington rail
road between Chicago and Denver was
completely blocked today by a cloud-.
burst in western Nebraska.
All trains are 12 to 15 hours late.
The Rock Island is running trains
over the Union Paclflc tracks. Six
inches of rain fell in some places.