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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1911.
"WILLARD D. STRAIGHT.
Chicago Man Who I Engaged
to Min Dorothy Whitney.
I CLAUS A. SFHECKELS. Q U L. 1 P L tl J ll AS
California Manufacturer Who .
COUNSEL DEEMS SUCH
t DEFENSE UNNECES
SARY TO WIN
rim BEATTIE'S STORIES ;
IMPEACHED BY WITNESSES
Story of Gun Purchase Set at Naught
by Evidence Adduced' by Sons of
' , Pawnbroker Where Gun Was Bought
Insanity Plea Scheme Droyjd as
Useless Move by Defense, r 1
, CheBterfleld, Aug. 31.' Attorney
Smith -today announced that the.de
, fense would not rely on the insanity
plea. He can see no reason for do
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David Weiristein, ; son of a pawn
broker, who sold Paul Beattle a shot
gun, said lie sold, Paul the gun on the
latter's representation that he wanted
to use it as a watchman on a bridge.
Paul previously- denied making such
a statement. J Weinstein got tangled
on the date the gun waB sold on cross
examination.'..'" . -U. U
Paul's Testimony Impeached. "
- Job Wetnstein, aged 14, corroborat
ed his brother s story and contradict
ed Paul's story, that the lad had taken
the gun to the place when sold. ;
tie aoiy uemunsu ieu uu tuuw uut
handle the weapon In the manner de
scribed, owing to his size. (
: , - More Points for Defenwe.
Ernest Neblltt. night superintendent
of the paper mill at the end of Mayor
bridge, broke down another portion
.of Paul Beattle's testimony. when he
swore he talked to Paul and Paul was
carrying a shot gun, something Paul
.treriuouslr denied.! He will be put
on the stand the first thing In tha
mornlnar In his own defense. ,
BMAN-CNDERWaOD FIGHT OX.
Commoner Roasts Taft and Underwood
. . in same ureain. . .
Lincoln Neb,, Aug. 31. Following
up his row with Leader Underwood
W. J. Bryan in the Commoner roasts
President Taft in summing up tlie
work of congress and says TaBfs rea-
aous ior veiomg me wim it'""""1
was very weak, that In doing so he de
liberately surrendered to the protect
ed interests who furnished the cam-
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He said the democratic house erred
In not submitting the direct election
of senators and In putting Underwood
chairman of , the house , ways and
To Mark Site of Frantler Fort.
Estherville, la., Aug. 31. A four
days' patriotic celebration was begun
here toMay under the auspices of the
Daughters of the ; Revolution. ,'. The
chief feature of -the celebration is, to
be the dedication of a shaft to mark
the site of old Port Defiance; a fa
mous reminder of the pioneer days
In Iowa." .i
Remains Shipped East
The remains of Johanna Anderson
who died at Imbler reached La Grande
this afternoon and will be shipped to
Hiram, Utah, tonights
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Portland, Aug. 31. With both Mar
vin Walker and his : divorced wife
charging that others know the where:
abouts of their son Harvey, aged five,
who was kidnapped In Judge Gadten
beln's court, detectives , were set to
work hunting for the child today.
Walker sued for the custody of the
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CALLS EAEL, TRIBUNE EDITOR,
Tribune Institute Proceedings Through
OfBolal Circles, He Says. 1
Los Angeles, Aug. 3l.-J"PharisaIcal,
snuffling, canting, hypocritical, envi
ous Earl, publisher of the Tribune,
is responsible for charges brought by
the city prosecutor to the effect that
the Times, my paper, la an obscene
publication," said General Otlr today,
who with his managing editor and tel
egraph editor, is to be given a pre
liminary hearing this afternoon. Otis
is angered and said "the newspapers
should give the people all the news,
agreeable and disagreeable, but in the
proper language. ':
Loeb "After "Mona Ufun
New Yor, Aug. 31. Curloslt
among art ldvwrs is fired today by the
stfitemenit' of Collector Of the Port
William Loeb that he had been close
ly watching a well known American
connotseur In connection with the dis
appearance of the Mona Lisa from the
Louvre of Parisi. While he'gave no In
timation of the man's' Identity Loeb
said tha. object of his watch had long
been an ardent admirer of the paint
ing. I; :f
- Holland's Qneen Is SL . . i. , '
The' Hague,' Aug; 31.-The 31st birth
day anniversary of Queen Wllhelmlna
was celebrated by the people of the
Netherlands today with tbe custom
ary rejoicings. ; The flying of many
flags gaye to the cities a festal ap
pearance. Messages of congratulation
and good wishes from all parts of the
world were received by her majesty
during the dajr.i ; . -
boy on the grounds that the mother
was an unfit person, and the judge
decided to put the child In the boys
and girls' aid society school, with
both parents equally Interested. Mrs.
Walker had hysterics and during the
hubbub ;'the child was taken away.
Contempt of court will be sworn to
when the kidnaper U caught
San Francisco, Aug. 31. A major
ity of the shop employes here estimate
ten days as the limit the Harrlluan
lines could run after the shopmen
tied them up with a striee. Bolter ma
kers declared today that the company
would be ready to deal with the fed
eration sooner, because the locomo
tievs constantly . need minor repairs.
President Kline of the blacksmiths
announced today that they must have
an agreement soon or a Btrlke is
' Labor leaders conferred this morn
ing preparatory to calling on Julius
Kruttschnitt this afternoon or tomor
row. From the Eapee office it was
formally announced that Kruttschnitt
would meet the men' as presidents of
Hanford Lkteng to Arguments..'
Seattle, Aug. ' 31.- Federal Judge
Hanford today is giving a Jlna'i hear
ing of the temporary injunction which
restrains the people of Rainier valley
from demanding a ride on the Seattle
Rendton Southern road for five cents,
the l'9gal rate the supreme court es
tablished: He and tthe attorneys ar
gue that the federal court have no
Jurisdiction , and1 this injunction was
responsible for the movement to Im
peach Hanford. '. ,
. Carriers to Meet In Rochester.
Rochester, N. Y, Aug. 31. Roches
ter is making elaborate preparations
for the entertainment of the annunl
convenllon here next week of the Na,
tlonal Association of Letter Carriers.
The sessioas wllT last .five or six days
and will be participated In by dele
gates from every section of the coun
try. Legislative and ottier matters of
interest and importance to the carriers
will be discussed. :...'-.-..',..'
Polndexter Headed for Alaska.
Seattle, Aug.. 31. Senator Polndex
ter and Gilford Plnchot arrived here
this evening. . Pointfexter will visit
Alaska and the coal fields and it 1b
probable that Plnchot will accompany
him. '" ; : . . - .-'.:
New York, ; Augv 31. Bringing , a
story of nlarvelous endurance and al
most unbelievable hardships and per
il, the liner Mohawk arrived in port
today with the captain and a crew of
seven of the four masted schooner
THE HOBBLE SKIRT "MUST GO."
' ' ' " ' '- Taylor In Lot An0lM Time ;
the Individual crafts but not as rep
resentatives of a federation.
Illinois Unions Meet Officials.
Chlcaeo, Aug. 31. A conference was
held this afternoon between repre
sentatives of nine railroad shop un
ions and the Illinois Central railroad
officials. They will meet them as
union representatives and not as fed
eration officials. It is believed the
demands - will be refused, and the I
strike called soon. ". I .
Los Angeles. Aug. 31. (The union
leaders here do not bellave the San
Francisco conference will prevent the
railroad strike and predict a general
walkout soon, It is admitted they are
preparing for a strike. - ,
Michigan Golf Tournament.
Grand Rapids, Mich.. Aug. 31. The
sixtli annual tournament of the Michi
gan State Gold league opened at, the
Kent Country club today, to continue
through Ithe remainder of the week.
Well known golfers of. Detroit, Grand
Rapids, Saginaw, Bay City KalamaSoo,
and other cities are entered and all in
dications point to a successful tourna
ment. ' ' . 'L-i'':'
Beddlntr Odds Changed,
London, Aug.' 31. Betting against
Bombardier Wells' chance of defeat
ing champion Jackson In their .fight
here Sept. 30 has dropped from 20 to
1 to 5 to 1 against ithe white man. ow
ing to the great showing the Britisher
lawmaking In his early -training and
because Jack la carrying about 5 30
pounds too mucft fat. Wells Is su
premely confident and his friends are
Belgium to Be Central.
Liege, Belgium, Aug. 81. Precau
tionary measures to preserve neu
trality qf Belgium In the event of war
between France and Germany Is be
ing made by the government. Muni
tions of war iave been ordered to the
border fortifications and all garri
sons have been strengthened. '
Malcolm Seevy which foundered off
Cape Romaln during a terrific hurri
cane which swept the coast recently.
They remained lashed to the upper
masts, only part above water, for two
days and ithreo nlgbts before rescued.
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WILL REACH FRISCO OCTOBER 13
; : SAYS SETT SCHEDULE.
Mill Co to Seattle and Portland Be-
t fore Reaching Bay City.
San Francisco, Aug.' 31. President
Taft will arrive In San Francisco for
tha ground breaking of the exposition
on Friday, October 13, Instead of Monday,-
October 9. He will leave Sun
day the 15th Instead of the llth, as
previously announced. " President
Taft will visit Seattle and Portland
before coming to San Francisco.
Sea Girt Shootings Tournament
Sea Girt, N. J., Aug. 31. Military
and civilian marksmen from many
parts of the country are here In readi
ness for the opening tomorrow of the
2lBt annual rifle tournament on the
famous Seat Girt ranges. The compe
titions will continue ithrough the whole
of next week. The most notable event
of the program will be the contest for
the Dryden trophy, presented by form
er United States Senator Dryden of
New Jersey, and valued at M.000 The
contest Is open to teams of eight men
from the army, navy, Marine corps,
the military and naval academies and
the militia of the various states."
.. Meanest Man FoandV
New Westmnlster, B. C, Aug. 31.
The meanest man in the world ; has
been found. . A blind man eking out
a precarious existence on the streets
was handed an bid English penny by
a man who asked for forty cents in
change. The blind man gave bit four
dimes and only ,1 earned he had been
swindled when he went to a. coffee
house and .presented,, the penny In
payment for his frugal repast? ; ;."v
Boston, Aug. 31.-HBItterly denounc
ing the principle of the recall as ap
plied to the Judiciary but himself urg
ing reformation In the Judicial proce
dure, President Taft today addressed
ithe American Bar association. Before
alt d TTrni u j n nr
Win DII ILHLI Ill.UUUiJUC
PRINCIPAL OF JUDICinnY RECALL
President Taffs arrival tbe associa
tion had adopted a special report de
nouncing the recall. ,; ',
Tha president said he was glad the
constitution was elastic' enough to
eefuses' to aitst7hh
.: accusations i;iab:j
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! POItliLAND BTECEITES KING OF
LABOR ORGANIZATION TODAY
Bljr Reception and Serenades for Vls
ltlnsr Leader Burn's Statement
Does Not Excite Reply. 'but ('alls
Burns a Few Things Arrives From
Tacoma Goiupers Speaks Tonight
' , Tacoma, ; Aug. , '31.---"That Is ;
$ positively a scoundr'ally state-
j to defend
j ? acter" lijEc
ment, and I haven t any reason v
sfend myself agalnsf a char- b '
ijke Burns," Bald - Samuel
8 Gompers today when .. reading v .
4 Rnrtia' aJatnment sib out ves-
t 8 terdav in Portland. He left for
Portland on an early train. , , .
Burns said Gompers paid for
evidetieef In the .McXamara' case
and had threatened to kill, when
S he couldn't get evidence any oth-
er way. ' ; -
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Porttond. Ore.,, ' Attg. ' 31. Samuel
Gompers, president of "the American
Fed?rat!cn bf Labor, arrived In Port
land today from Seattle on his tour of
the Pacific coast. He was "greeted at
th? union depot by a large delegation
of men representing organized labof
In,Portland and was escorted to the
Perkins "hotel. - An Informal reception
wa held during the forenoon and In
the afternoon the rioted labor leader
was taken on an automobile ride. This,
evening Gompers will , address V'
large gathering of union men at the'
auditorium. He wilt leave for San
Framclsco tomorrow afternoon.
FLIGHTS IX TWO DIRECTIONS.
One of Cross-Contfnental Air Flight to
. Be Westward. .
Chicago, Aug. 3l.--C. P; .Rogers,
winner of the endurance, flights at the
Chicago avlaitlou meet and who is 6n'
of the entrants In the San Francisco- .
New York flight for the $50,000 Hearst,
prize, has made the announcement that
he plans to make his start from, New
York, ' instead of San Francisco ' as
planned and will endeavor (to continue
the Bight on to Los Angeles' via San
Franclsjro. He said he expects to
cover approximately 150 miles idally.
Harry Atwood, who made the ' St.
Louis-New .York flight and Robert
Fowler of Los Angeles are the;other
entrants ito date, v ' .
V Two Antstsj nardly. V; '
San Francisco, Aug. 31. Mrs. Mar
lon de Lappe, artist and society gtrf,
says two 'artists would never do f In
one family " as : husband, and wife.
When her final, decree from Wesley
da Lappe Is signed she declares: she
will marry .a business man, bearing
the euphonious name of Robert Pike..
permit of progress without admittance
of any wild theories. He said :
"Thank' God for John Marshal whoi.
decided the ': courts have a right to
make the laws of. the - legislatures
square with the constitution." He
advocated an Increase In the salaries
of Ithe supreme court Justices. , '
' Stephen Gregory of Chicago was
elected president of the American Bar
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