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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1911.
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BIG CONCERNS LOOK
f ING TO THIS CITY
BAKER GROCERY HOUSE
I.: PLANS HOUSE IX CITY
Two Firms Await ' Action of Each
! Other Before Taking Final Steps
'j Fine Site Owned by Baker Company
! r New Rates Make headquarters for
i";' Two-County Distribution Here Feas-
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Two wholesale grocery firms are
awaiting the day when the new freight
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distributing warehouses in La Grande,
That at least one of them will build
and , operate a large house here,', as
soon as new freight 'rates become' ef
fective, Is generally conceded and perr
hops both, namely, the Allen & Lewis
concern of Portland and the Baker
Grocery company, will do so. The Ba
ker Grocery company already owns a
splendid site, on Jefferson avenue just
off North Fir street, and the Allen &
- Lewis people, a big concern of Port
land, are and have been dickering to
gat a warehouse foothold in La Grande
Which one will be the first to estab
lish extensive headquarters is yet to
be1, determined, in fact the truth of the
matter seeing to be that both are hold
ing back, awaiting the other to make
the first move. But on information of
a reliable source it is learned that the
Baker people are planning now to put
their warehouse in operation here as
soon as the new rates become operat
ive regardless of the competing Arm's
. plans. .; w-:' V- :":. .; ,.-''.,;.'- .:. 1
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Arriii-iiiHJi imirs ratine
' 'fn-is venture, discussed tentatively
dealers, has been fanned into likeli
hood by the fact that manufacturers of
Missoprl river points, Iowa and Oma
ha canning houses can ship their pro
ducts to ' La Grande 'with the same
trejght rates that Portland gets now.
Tb back-haul clause eliminated
with ' these concerns whleh furnish
much of the meats and canned corn
Ida the proposed warehouses and
whplesale houses in La Grande. Maine
sources of supplies are; oelpved due
,to d drop in prices sd that they can
; overcome the 23 per cent charges
above terminal rates. In this way
Portland stands to lose a great deal
or Its Eastern Oregon distribution bus
iness and La Grande will gain what
At present the Bake concern stores
considerable goods here in leased
quarters. . ..
fl RECORD COSTS ASSESSED
Stindard Oil Tajs HenVlly for Being:
i Called a Trust by Court ;
Washington, D. C- Aug. 11. It cost
the Standard OH company $43,000 to
be declared a trust by the supreme
court. Today the company paid the
costs of the recent dissolution suit,
which was the largest costs ever
assessed, . V ' '. : . ' - ' '
Senator Frye Is Burled
Lewiston, Maine, Aug. 11. With hU
eight grandsons acting as pall bearers
Senator Frye was burled here today.
Governor Plalsted' attended. ,
ACTION DECIDED LAST SIGHT BT
Not Only Will Visit Frisco Ground
Breaking, but Other Cities.
Washington, Aug. 11. Unless some
thing nnforseen arises. President Taft
will be present at the ground break
ing exercises of the Panama-Pacific
exposition and will also visit other
. coast cities on his proposed western
trip. He decided this last night, on
urgent reqnest of western cities. ;
Critical Situations in London and Liver-ppol--Soldiers
Stand ; Ready Food
Shortage Severe. " -
London, Aug. 11. Fears of blood
shed In London were allayed today
when it was announced that the car
men's strike, which caused the most
rioting in the present labor war, had
been settled. During the morning the
outlook for a settlement of all strikes
was bright. The employing federa
tion; announced its acceptance of the
teamsters" demands, and a settlement
of the lightermen's strike is Impend
ing,.' , . V ' ' ':
Anticipating peace the government
has suspended the order for ' move
ments of further, troops but the sol
diers will be held In readiness. Fa
mine among the working men is im
pending, and the ruin of employers ar"
the principal causes which are set
tling the strikes. . ' ..
Food) Shortage of the Worst '
Thousands of workmen are literally
starving, Pawnshoppers are refusing
to accept any more pledges. The heat
too, -s intense. v
Everv Industry Is affected and even
TARIFF AGREEMENT REACHED
Differences Between' Two Bills Split,
Making Final Measure. '
Washington, Aug. 11. Settlement of
the vexed wool schedule came today day is greatly confused over conflict
when the house conferees, 'Headed by ing reports that powerful financial
Underwood, and the senate conferees interests, who are reported as being
led by Lafollette, agreed on a 29 per after Henry Frlck's scalp, had suc
cent tariff on raw wool. ceeded in ousting Frlck Irom the di
The agreement split the difference rect'orshlp of the Union Pacific and
between the house and senate meas- would soon secure his removal from
ures for revision of the wool tariff.
The house bill provided for '20 per
cent duty and the senate me asure for
35 per cent. ". . ' .
It was also agreed;that a. 29 per
cent ad valorem rata should apply td
woolen shoddies, rags, etc. " Although
there are some differences on the bill
yet remaining unsettled, Underwood
said he expecte dto reach an agree
ment on everything before .night. ,
BAILEY RESIGNS AGAIN
Angered Solon From Texas Leaves
Monetary Commission for Good.
Washington, Aug. Hi Senator Bail
ey today resigned as a member of the
monetary commission. It was ac
cepted without objection. The resigna
tion was presented when the senate
engaged In a spirited flljibuster to
kill the Cummins bill ending the com
mission. Bailey got angry.
BATTLER'S MOTHER DEAD
Woman Who. Lived In Luxury Through
Son's Fighting Killed
Medford, Or., Aug. 11. Cancelling
all engagements, Battling Nelson, for
mer lightweight champion of the
world, left here hurriedly for Hege
wisch, 111., today to attend the funeral
of his mother who was killed by a
train yesterday. r
POPE'S HEART BETTER
Medical Treatment Brings Pins Nearer
Rome, Aug. 11. As the result of
hypodermic Injections of caffein, Pope
Pius heart Is stronger today. - He
feels more encouraged.' His general
condition shows slight improve
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the mint is closed as no wagons are
obtainable to haul its bullion. , Along
the water front every dock is piled
high wiih food, and the Thames is
simply blocked with ships while the
city starves.. ' ;, ,
Liverpool Still in .Struggle.
Liverpool, 'Aug. 11. Trade-j s dead
here, today and. strikers completely
control the" city. 7 The police "are pow
erless to .control the strikers and even
aided by two squadrons of Scot guards
the authprltleB were enabled to gain
only a temporary grip on the situation
by driving' 'the strikers to the "'Side
streets. They returned as soon as the
guards left. .
Leaders of, tne strikers today stop
ped the coaling of the liner Teutonic.
This action ties the vessel up so she
can;t sail until the labor wars set
tled. In Hull and Manchester all
transportation, is ' paralyzed. ; ' Rioters
and strikers overpowered the police.
FRICK AMONG THOSE SAID DE.
' ' POSED BY IT.
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Wall Ktreet Alarmed Even Though
Frick' Denies His Onsting.
New York, Aug. 11. Wall street to-
the steel corporations. Frlck today
denied the reports, and said he did
not Intend to resign from anything.
Denver,. Aug. 11. With 3000 negro
delegates expected to attend, the
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National Negro Educational congres3
which convenes here tomorrow, the
local committee is "up in the air to-
PRISONER IS , KILLED
Committed . to Prison, Enraged Pris
oner Shoots and Is Killed.
Christopher, 111., Aug. 11. Commit
ted to Jail today by Justice Mormon,
Martin Spadowen who shot the mag
VETO BILL, F
London, Aug. 11. Passage of the
Lords veto bill last night is causing
unbounded . enthusiasm among the
Irish members of parliament, as it
Is. believed it means a realization of
the national dream of home rule for
Ireland. ' ' . .
In the future the house of commons
ENTIRE TOWN MENAC
ED WHEN SHINGLES
I VALUABLE FRUIT l'RESEUiVA
TIVES BURNED UP IN BLAZE
Ulueksmith Shop, Buftt Oier ..Thirty!
Yeurs Apo, Destroyed, and its Bum-
Inc Comes Neur SiMlIftr Ruin lo the
Town of Core Watchmen Needed
All Mailt to Prevent Oilier Fires. 1
Fire that for a time threatened the
town of Cove, residences and business
structure?, destroyed , a land mark .in,
Grande Ronde valley 'and difonsld
erable damage to property last even
ing about 8 o'clock. The fire, of
origin at present uneitpiained, started
in a barn, now delapidated and desert
ed, that was built over &0 years ago,
shortly after the Cival war, by James
Masterson of Elgin, and was used as
a blacksmith shop for many years.
The loss of the barn was trifling, ex
cepting for its value as a landmark
of pioneer days, yet a carload of shin
gles owned by Lay -jfe Daniels ,was
burned and during (He destruction of
the tinder-like shinlesr burning em
bers were', carried far ard 'wide by
slight wind. 'But for the fact that
the 'air currents were light, the town
would undoubtedly been destroyed for
the" burning shingles lit eyerywhere
and 'it was only by diligent watch dur
ing the night that any other fires were
.prevented.,-"''-,i..--.'!-.-' ;n'r v
-side from tile' carload bf ehingiesi
10 barrels of valuable cherry preser
vatives used by the Oregon Packing
company, of Portland, for which Dave
Clark is local agent,' were destroyed,
and In addition some empty barrels
for iacking purposes were burned up.
The total loss is only about $600, but
the riarrow escape from complete de
struction which the town suffered,
made the blaze one of cause sior . a
great deal of alarm during the life
of it, and throughout the night. V
Watchmen were ket on duty at var
ious places until morning. 1
day." Hotels refuse to receive the
negroes; There are only three small
negro hotels and a few negro homes,
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that will house probably 400. , The
commlttee may rent tents and vacant
istrate through ; the arm, wounded
Marshall John Stackrlder and two
deputies named Mack and Hughes, be
fore the officials killed him with a
bullet through his own head. During
the affray Charles Shadowen, a broth
er, was thrown from the court room
window and fatally injured.
will be the sole factor in the budget
It makes constitutional government
In England a reality and probably
will perpetuate liberal control for
years, because the conservatives are
supposedly divided. '
World-wide Union of Railroad Men
Aimed at by Chicago Leaders-Western
Men Closely Watched.
Shops Are Fenced-' va
Sacramento, Cnl., A
? gang oi' carpenters.K. com-
pletlng a teu-fo ;d fence
ur'rounding the v.nern Pad- t
flc shpps ,. here, ? ; On .the ,.top J,
boards are heavy " posts ' and ' a r
? barbed wire." The officials. Bay
that they are following orders, 4
'and the Bhop employes are not 4
?' talking much of the strike, and
make no comments'., v , ' ?
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. Chicago, A"gf li-7-That the first
gun in the threatened, fight between
the railroads and their shop employes
will be fired at San Francisco is the
Labor leaders will probably watch
the Pacific coast and see what atti
tude the railroads assume toward . sibie for the unions to arrange their,
the shopmen's organization. If they contracts with the' railroads so they,
are recognized a movement to .secure i will expire at the same time, so all
a recognition on other lines will be'cango out if the demands of anj' sin-
pushed. Mr. Kruttachnltt, director gle branch of the federation, is re-,
of maintainance of the Harrlmau ' fused by the railroad concerned. ! ''
CAPITAL AMD LflBOn
ASKED TO HELP FRAME TRUST
: coMSSi. u populah
Washigtn, . Aug. 11. A federal
trust commission, controlling all the
Interstate corporations now under in
vestigation, was recommended today
to the Stanley Committee by . steel
king Perkins, as a solution of the
trust and Industrial problems. Per
kins was delighted when' Representa
tive Littleton told him that Littleton
proposed Introducing in the house n
resolution providing for a comprehen
sive Investigation of industrial condi
tions preliminary' to altering the
Sherman trust law, and that both big
Want Pensions for 189 Widows
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 11. Widows of
soldiers who served in the Philippines
will receive pensions the , same as
widows of the Civil War veterans, if
plans of veterans of the army of the
Philippines conventlonlng here are
carried out. The convention today
decided to petition congress to that
effect. ' . ': .
Phones Are Ht'turntd ,
The telephone boycott is off so far
as this city and Joseph are concerned.
Monday night saw the matter adjusted
to -the satisfaction of company and
subscribers and telephone service was
resumed Tuesday morning. Wallowa
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Togo Visits Squadron
; Washington, Aug. 11 Admiral Togo
will pay a visit to the North Atlantic
squadron , now , ofl Provincetown,
Mass., by special permission of the
Navy department. Togo asked the
permission which was immediately
granted. .' . . ' ' ' .
Chicago Attorney Rjilnrns"
Attorney Franklin Harris, a well
known barrister of Chicago, who trav
eled through Canada with Dr. N- Mol
itor, his life long friend, and was a
.lies, said today' that It was up to the-
unions whether a strike will be called
or not. ; He said the railroad earning
are too small to grant the Increases '
asked. ".'.". ' .''. '-' '. ; .',
; Glnutic Union Plnuned. -Chicago,
Aug. 11. A readjustment
nation-wide strike,- la the critical si;
ua:ion which it U understood is now.
drawing 'to a head here. Within six
months. It ,is said a new system . of
meeting the men and 'their demands
must be devised or a monster labor,
war may result. " v i-.-;
The new method Is planned by the
American Federation of Labor which,
guided by i Its railroad department,
plans to arrange for a system of
smaller federations. Each of these
small federations , will 1 represent all
the unions employed on a single rail
way system. This will make it pos-
business and labor would be askel
to aid in settling the present trouble.,
'Littleton's Information is the best'
news I have heard for a long time,"
said Perkins. ' i
Representative Bartlett,' resuming;
the inquiry asked if the steel trust
attorneys were consulted before Gary
; and Frlck held a conference with:
Roosevelt which resulted in the ab
sorption of the Tennessee Coal & Iron
company. "I d&n't know," said Per
kins. "At that time no one could
get-lawyers to tell us what we could
legally do under the Sherman law."
guest of the doctor here, left last
night for his home,
Mrs. Baker Slightly Better
Mrs. John Baker, fcritlcally 111 this
week, is believed to be resting a trifla
better today than last night. Her
condition is stil Iprecarious.
HEALTH OFFICER TO MAKE A
Report Made to Doctor Molltor of
: ' ', (Contagion There, '
A report that smallpox In a more
or less virulent "form has broken out
at Perry, has been made to County
Health Officer Dr. N. Molltor, and to
morrow 4 morning Mr. Molltor will
make an official inspection" of the case
to determine definitely what Is tho
nature of the disease reported as