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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1911.
FRED B. SMITH.
Reprasvntatlv of Japan at
Seal Protection Congrtti.
. O of National M
V no Religious 1
SHOPMEN MUST FIGHT
TO FINISH .
FKESIDENT AT MASS MEETING
POINTS 1VAY FOR EMPLOTES
Says There fan Re No Turning' Buck
and Fight to Try Men's Souls Is oti
Sacramento Divisions Are Anxious
to Coinence the Jtrlfe.at. Once Lit
tle Development in the East Brought
Out Today. - ; '
Sacramento, Sept. 7. Though evlncr
Ing no d!spo8Hlon to order a strike,
yet remarks made by President Kline
at a mass meeting of shopmen Indi
cated the men are read. to go out soon.
Speaking to the shopmen Kline said:
"We are facing a, crisis that will f,ry
men's souls, and we can not back up.
We must face, the music.; I'm for peace
If we have to tight for It JCruttschnitt
can run the. railroad but not the un
Sacramento a Strike, Unit :
San Francisco, Sept.. 7. Returning
from Sacramento today, President
Kline said the Sacramento shopmen
were apparently a unit in favor, of
standing up for their rights,- and to or
ganize in their own way. He said there
was no change in the situation on the
Harrlman system. ' l', ;
Kline and othfer officials said they
had not received any further advices
from the Illinois Central and, believed
the reports yesterday were premature.
Charged with Election Frauds.
' Matandlng, N.' J;, Sept:" 7; Sev
eral of the so-called ' election fraud
cases which, have stirred Atlantic
county from center to circumference
were called for trial here today before
Supreme 'Court Justice Samuel Kal
lsch. As the 'defendants' number near
ly a score and Include many prominent
and Influential political workers who
are expected W make a vigorous de
fense, the probability Is that the court
will be kept .busy for the next .month
or two In disposing of the cases. The
charges Include conspiracy to bribe,
the purchase of votes, assaults on
election officers and various other vio
lations of the law alleged to have been
committed in connection with th elec
tions In Atlantic City last November.
Xavy Guards Find Bombs. ' :i
Boston, Sept. 7. Carefully conceal
ed in th'3 framework j?f a floating crane
la the, Charleston navy yard here,
'Lree Btlcks of dynamite' were found
withla, five feet-ot where- mechanics
w?re swlnirinar heavy hammers. The
lives of hundreds were endangered.
N.ival officers say there Is no known
motive fur the attempted outrage.
WATER FROXT DAMAGED TO HALF
A MILLION. '
Kany Small Craft Suloed and Sunk-
Dig Steamers In Distress.
Chicago, Sept. 7. After one ol the
worst storms that ever swept the lake,
Chicago's harbor today Is wreckage
Fifteen yachts of Chicago and the
Columbia Yacht clube are sunk. Many
smaller craft are destroyed, and sev
eral stealers had a hard time making
port. ' : " .. ' : ,
The water front is damaged to the
extent of $500,000. A number of nar
row escapes are recorded and several
were Baved by life savers. The storm
Parted at midnight. . . .
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v ' RED AGAIX. '
John, Jacob Will Not Give Out Infor
matlon on Probable Date.,
New York, Sept: 7. John Jacob As-
tof today said . he would not marry
Miss Force today, which is the original
date for the wedding. When asked If
the nuptlals'wlll occur In 72 hours be
laughed and refused to reply.; It'-, Is
rumored- that a minister has; ' been
found who will marry them. The cou
ple Is aid to be arranging to , go to
Connecticut tomorrow. , .
Dagntfled William Force,; father of
the prospective bride, chased newspa
per 'photographers wnen.they attempt
ed to snap him as he. entered a Fifth
avenue jewelry store today.
Mr, ABior visuea ansa rorce i uer
home today. - ,. .
Late this afternoon, Mr, Astor, Miss
Force and her sister Katherlne left the
Force "residence in a cab. ' Madeline
carried a traveling bag and when ask
ed where they, were going, Astor said
To the subway and we are. In a hur
ry." It Is believed the party was bound
for the Astor yacht.
Tribute to War Secretary.
Steubenvllle, O., Sept. 7. Th trl
bute of his birthplace was paid to Ed
win M. Stanton today. The memory of
the statesman who served as secretary
of war in the cabinet of President Lin.
coin, was honored In a way to be re-
membered by the thousands of citi
zens who gathered to witness tne un
veiling of the striking bronze likeness
of Steubenyllle's moBt famous son,
Governor " Harmon' delivered an ad
dress and among the other distinguish
ed participants were descendants - of
General Grant, President Lincoln and
other! Intimate friends and associates
of Secretary Stanton. Lwls H. Stan
ton, son ' of the statesman, unveiled
the memorial. . .
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION QUITS.
There W1U Be Xo Blf Baseball War
This. Tear National League Whh !
Chicago,. Sept. 7. Members and di
rectors of the American Baseball as
sociation met here today and agreed
to withdraw their demands on the na
tional commission, thug averting the
expected big league baseball war. They
further agreed to lgn a new agree
ment, with the national commission
which was required by Its ultimatum.
Hell Has Name Changed.
New York. Sept. 7. Realizing that It
would not toe quite proper for him to
tell people to "go" to Hell for their can
dles, Otto Hell got permission, from
Judge Grant to change his name to
Jones before he opened a confectionery
REPUBLICANS HOPE TO 'LOS ANGELES STIRRED
SEND TAMVIDATES IX FIELD
' THAT FAYOR THE KECALL
Conference to Decide Insue 1VII1 Be
Culled Shortly' at Thoenlx Where Ke
imbllcan Lenders Arc Confident of
jOMainliiir the ClanHe In Their Con-
' utitution Eventiiull) Date Sentem-
- Phoenix, Sept. 7. To put back Into
the constitution' of Arizona the recall
of the Judiciary provision, already ap
proved of by the people of the state
and vetoed by President Taft, the re
publican state central committee today
summoned all republicans for a con
ference on September 20th. , .)
At that date the candidates for of
fice will be named so as to allow the
aspirants time to let before the people
before the primaries,.. . . ; ; .
The recall friends realize that U
will be necessary-to get a strong fol
lowing in their ranks and hope to pre
sent candidates for, office and for, the
legislature that .will make such a move
possible when thetime comes. The
foremost men in the movement agree
that they have had such action tinder
contemplation ever since'the' statehood
bill passed with, the; Judiciary recall
eliminated. ' V
SCAPPOOSE. HH!, SCEOE OF
Scappoose, Ore., Sept. 7. Believing a bed where they had been beaten
Mrs. Daisy Wehrmann, aged 35, and
her four-year-old son. were murdered
by a degenerate tramp, Sheriff Thomp- '
son of Columbia county today 'ordered
his deputies to arrest all suspicious
The bodies were found half nude on
Ppttsville, Penn., Sept.' 7; Josepit
Zehner, a contractor. In charge of the
extensive coal stripping operation for
the Lehigh Valley, Coal Navigation
company, and Samuel Watkins, the
driver, were shot and Riiiea rrom am-1
bush near -here this afterno6n and
Denver, Sept. 7. Secretary of Agri
culture James Wilson dedicated today
the, Stanley dam near Denver,, the
largest private irrigation scheme In
the world. Prior to leaving the city he
voiced the opinion that Taft will be re-
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ROBBERS KILL TWO
TBI WILL FOLLOW AEROPLANE
San Francisco, Sept. 7. A special northern route instead of the southern
train and a prize fighter trainer will because the distance to New York is
follow Robert Fovler o a special 3,200. miles compared with 6,000 over
train when Fowler starts from here , the south and . the distance between
next Sunday (Sept. 10) on a flight to-towns is greater.
New York for a $50,000 prize. ' "... ' ." '.
Fred Grundy, the millionaire who Is I Yonng Taft Wants to Fly.,
backing Fowler is here today from Los Boston, Sept 7. Charlie Taft la be
Angeles arranging for a special train. ' moaning the fate that made him a son
He announced that Tim McGrath will of the president. Charlie wants to be
look after Fowler at each place he
makes a descent. Fowler selected the
BY BRUTAL CRIME
LAST NIGHT. '
( LIGHT CLEW TELEPHONED ,
TO HEADQUARTERS TODAY
Degenerate Xeprro on Motor Cycle Can
Not He Found ly Irate Posses Hus
' Mud or Dead WonianTYoSvs to.,KiH
the -Negro on Slg-ht Six Hundred
Citizens Join In Hunt for the Flee-
Los Angelas, Sept. 7. Enraged by
the brutality of the crime, 40 officers,
and COO citizens, heavily armed, are
today scouring the country south of
Los Angeksfor. the negro who late
yesterday shot and killed Mrs. Melvlna
Hasklns, aged BO, who was first as
sault. She was home alone at the
The li'ust valuable cl-e so far de
veloped Is a phone message from Santa
Ana that ajnegro was arrested there
for a series of assaults on white wo
men and had escaped on a motor, cycle.
Mrsi Hasklns' murderer also rode upon
a motor cycle.
Amon; the leaders In the hunt Is
Wm.' Haskiiia,; who is the husband of
the murdered woman-. He nays he will
kill the negro on eight. - -' - :
and shot to death In a cabin on a small
'ranh four miles from this city', prob-
ably Sunday night. The husband,
a baker, works in Portland and spent
Sunday home. He was notified and Is
expected here today.
TO BET L
money to pay the workmen, amount
ing to $3,000 stolen. The robbers es
caped., " V' .. '. r I
The bodies were found In the buggy
and the - horses' peacefully grazing,
were located nearby. The murdered
men ett for tne Nesquohonlng coal
strlpplngs at noon. ' . -' , '
nominated. He said he deserves It.
' Speaker Champ Clark Is aparently
the strongest candidate for the demo
cratic nomination, although Wilson is
also' strong, he said. r , ,
an aviator and his father has set down
a ponderous foot on his ambition..
PRIVATE DAM DEDICATED
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STEAMER ROCKED AND PASSE X
GEttS IX PANIC
Officers and Crew Manatre to llestore
Confidence Boat Dockfd.
. San Franclscb, Sept. 7. A hundred
passengers on the liner Santa Clara
faced death today when the., vessel
struck heavily on the rocks at the en
trance to the Golden Gate. A fog was
ao dens that "nothing could be sen
beyond ai few feet,. A heavy sea was
running, and the vessel finally backed
Into' deep water,;... ;.; :; ;,..jv ; .-
; A wireless brought tugs and she was
docked Bafcly " though leaking badly
Officers stopped the panic which lasted
onlyi few minutes. After the first
wild rush for the boats the crew of
40 and the officers showed the passen
gers that little danger existed.
Whitney Wedding Abroad. .
New York, Sept. 7. According to
the, latest advices received by friends
in this city the wedding of Miss Doro
thy Whitney and Wlllard D. Straght,
whose; engagement was ; announced
some time ago, Is to take place today
in the American church Geneva, Swit
zerland. Miss Whitney is , the young
est of the four children of the late
Wlilllam C. Whitney, who was secre
tary of the navy in President Cleve
land's cabinet. . Her "-Bister is Mrs.
Almerlc Hugh Paget,- who lives In
London and Harry Payne Whitney
and Payne , Whitney are her brothers.
Mr. Straight Is from Oswego, N. Y., and
Was graduated from Cornell In 1901,
Since then his rise to prominence has
been of a meteoric character. After
service in the Chinese customs serv
ice and as a war correspondent In the
far east, he became American consul
general, first In'; Seoul and then In
Moukden. . More recently he has . ben
a representative abroad of J. P. Mor
gan and company. Kuhn, Loeb and
company and other large financial in
terests In New York.
, SUPPOSITION SEEKS CORRECT.
Fatal Accident to Well Known Minis
ter Still WithonA Detail Here.
No more details are available here
today over the death of H. P. Peter
son at Payette yesterday morning. The
suppositom that he had - been . klllel
while at work at the depot sems th
correct one for an unauthoritative In
formation received today says he slip
ped and fell In front of the fast mall
and was cut to pieces. ; .
; ; Otis Most Stand Trial. ;
; Los Angeles, Sept. 7. Judge Thes
bro today overruled the demurrer of
General Otis and the Times editors and
Ardered that they must appear Mon
day on charges of printing Indecent
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i BINFORD GIRL TO PER
FORM FOR FILM
PA 11 BEATTIE RELEASED
' FRO.tf PRISON AT NOOX TOO
J ii due Instructintr Jurtirs Today Paul
llenttle Horrte Home to His Family
but (Jrl, IJ.Hiiin in (!I l i'til an
Ajrtut Coiiies,;t.SUrn Her 1
TgiiTnenient at V C"'ol Salary In
; Richmond,, Va:, Sept. 7. Beulah Bin
foid and Paul Beattle who have been
detained iii . jail as witnesses during
Henry Beanie's trial, were .released
today on Judge Watson's order.'
Paul hurried home to his wife " and
child, but Beulah remained-In her cell,
for a time, awaiting the visit of & New
York booking agent who offered her a
large salary to play a skit based on
1 the Beattle case.
!'! ' Mfaa -Rlnfnrd acppntpd and left, thd .
Jail at noon for Washington" where she
will fill a moving picture engagement.
Women were excluded from -the-
court room whea the Judge began read-.
Ing the Instructions.- . '
Judge Watson,' reviewing the evi
dence, told the Jury that' circumstan
tial evidence must in each point b
inconsistent with .every reasonable t
hypothesis save that of guilt."
Instructions were-favorable to Beat-
tie. . r-- :
When Beulah Blnfo'rd left for the
depot and Washington she was accom
panied by .three, representatives of
booking agencies - "'V
Attorney Carter this afternooa at
tacked Paul Brattle's story of event
leading up to the murder. He said the.
state did not have a shadow of a case
without. his story and then attacked
bitterly each statement Paul had made.
President Tsft at Hartford.
Hartford, Cpnn., Sept 7. At Char
ter Oak park this afternoon President
Taft spoke before a large gathering
assembled for the Connecticut state
fair. The president was Introduced by
Governor Baldwin. Previous tp going
to the park the president met the mem
bers of the Connecticut general as
sembly andwa8i?ctertained at a lunch
eon given by. the state In Memorial
hall. The governor's foot guarda andJ
the local battalion of the naval mill-'
tla furnished the. military escort for
the distinguished vlslstor. Immediate
ly after concluding hlB address at the
state fair the president departed for
his sumraor home at Beverly.
- News Helps Assessor.
Detroit, Sept. 7. The society col
umns and published police news will
be clipped and used by the Detroit
board of assessors In "finding" Jewel
and diamonds for taxation. Many peo
ple invest in gems and fail to declare
them to the tax gatherers.
ELOPEMENT LOSES fHARH SHORT-
LY, ADMITS GIRI-
Youngsters of 15 Years Ban Away Bat
if. Soon Simrate.
Ban Francisco, Sept. 7. MIIdre.1 '
Brooks, aged 15, who has been mis
sing, since Aug! 29, is home today with
a atory of disappointment of an elope
ment with a bellboy whom she sayn
promlsed.to marry her. She went to
Oakland with the young fellow who
deserted her with one dollar. She was
half starved whan found by the Oak
land pol'.ce on the streets. ' , :'