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Ix4?GRADE, TJNION; COUNTY. OREGON.
FItlDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1911.
DENIED ON RE
HAS BEES PRECEDENT TRJP
FOB A CABINET MEMBER
Asserts He Did Not Say Coal Was Poor
Grade and Controller Baj Poor as
a Barber Will Be Feted Tonight by
Seattle Commercial Club Has Visit
ed Many Paints of Interest to 'the
$&e9 s t
I FISHER DENIES ANNOUNCED
Seattle, Sept. 8. Reports that
he would -declare himself dissat
isfied with Controller bay as a
harbor and that he found the coal
there of poor quality were, . de
nied her today by-Secretary of
the'lnterior Fisher. He said he
had nothing to say-now concern
ing his future policy of .the de-.
partment of the Interior In Alas
ka.' Tonight he will be the guest
of honor at a banquet at the Com
mercial club. I
He denounced as a lie the wide
ly circulated statement that he
went to Alaska with, his mind
fully made up and that no pat-
ents would be granted and that
he would only favor leasing, of
the coal lands. He said instead
$ he went and saw with an open
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Seattle, Sept -Secretary Fisher
will not visit the Umatilla project In
Oregon and It is to be feared the state
will yet miss the several, million to
which she Is entitled for reclamation
projects. : " '
Seattle, Sept. 8. The arrival of the
revenue cutter Tahoma In Seattle to
day, with the, Fishier party on board,
marks the end of one of the most not
able expeditions ever made by a Unit
ed States cabinet minister.
The secretary of the Interior, was
called north by the urgency of two
question Controller Bay and Alaska
coal.'' : !"',.-'.
Secretary Fisher Impressed himself
npon the people of Alaska as & straight
forward man of much ability. In the
four "coal towns" of Katslla, Cor
dova, Valdez and Seward,- his every
word was watched w ith utmost inter
est in the hope 'that it might for&
shadow the policy of the administra
tion on the coal' question. From his
private and public talks four well de
fined Ideas were inferred: . . J , .. ;
If there are any legal coal claims
they will l)e promptly allowed.
In applying the law, this secretary
wll show tenderness for those who
VTIDOWi FALX'S" IX FAINT WHEX
"DEAD" HUSBAND COMES.
Ban's Mind Has Been In a Blank
Drowned in Bay Firm. BeUef.
San Francisco, Sept. 8. After iden
tifying and burying a decomposed
corpse found in the bay In July whom
he believed' was ner husband, George
Weber, a painter, Mrs. Weber sank
into a stupor of fright today when he
opened the door and walked In., He
aid his mind went blank and he can
not remember- whens . he has been
while away.. '"'.,' .
hav.s actually participated In' the work
of discovery and development, but
does not feel, as he said, "particular
ly enthusiastic about those' claimants
who tell of the hardships of a coun
try they never saw."- '
. Tlw . notion entertained by many
Alaskans that the' coal lands should
be turned over to enterprising capital
ists "doesn't go." y
The choice lies between a leasing
system and direct- government opera
tion. ; ;; :,: . .," . .
, Secretary Fished sailed from Seattle
August 16 on the Admiral Sampson,
accompanied by offlclalg of the geolog
ical survey and others. . . . y
At Cordq,va he was Joined by Gov
ernor Walter E. Clark of Alaska.
Three trips Into the interior were
taken. From Cordova the party tra?
elled 200 miles to the Guggenhalm
copper mine over the Morgan-Gug
genheim railway, seeing a rich min
eral country and large agricultural
miles on the Alaska Northern. . At
Skagway' they took the Waits Pass
and Yukon Into the Canadian Yukon
country At Valdez the party was ta
ken in wagons through Keystone Can
yon and 18 miles out on the govern
ment trail toward Fairbanks. . ', : .
The party left th0 Admiral Sampson
at Katalla August 22 and on returning
from Bering river boarded the 'reve
nue cutter Tahoma, which served them
during the remainder of their tour.
Mrs. Sige'83 Tears Old.
Lawrence, L. I., Sept. 8. Many par
cels containing t flowers and almost
a countless number of icongratulatory
messages wen9 received Joday at the
home of Mrs. Russell Sage to remind
the philanthropic ' widow of the , fam
ous financier of her elghty-thiVd birth
day anniversary. Despite be four
score and three years Mrs. Sage enjoys
vigorous health .and Is able, to devote
several hours dally to thi task 'of ex
amination of applications for charity
or philanthropy and td reviewing the
reportB of the work accomplished by
t!; niany colleges,'' homes and' other
institution that have been benefltel
by her liberality. "Mrs. Sage gives
little to the Individual applicant for
charity. ? i It is said that If she re-
si.onded to all the begging letters stn
receives the Sage millions would be
exhausted within a year. ' ; ;
OPPOSITION TO MEASURE STRONG
, BUT FARMERS FAVORABLE.
Kipling's letters Not Believed Seri
ously Taken by Rural People.
Ottawa, OnUSept. 8. The reclprioc-
ity campaign In Canada today Is most
strenuous and is attracting the wide-
est interest. Party line? are breaking
and many conservative farmers are
preparing to support, the reciprocity
agreement. ' ' ' " , " " '' ' '"
Premier Laurfer. aroused in a
speech at Sudburg, rapped President
Taft for trying to' make politics out
of the reciprocity. It is said Kipling's
cable letter from England arguing
against' reciprocity will make no ef
fisct on the situation. V ' ' t
; City Charter BIU Considered. , v
Albany, Sept. 8. Among the im
portant things taken up by the New
York legislature "wnlcn convened yes
terday are the New.York city charter
bill and the reapportionment of the
state into congressional districts.
There is some talk of a revival of
thejjlttens racolng bill, relieving the
directors of responsibility for . track
gambling. Racing interests seeming
ly believe that the situation is hope
less however., ' ';
Germany's Rejrfy Received.
Berlin, Sept. 8. Germany's reply to
France's revised proposals are today
in the hands of the Franch Ambas-
sador. Tne reply, It is said, contains
a counter proposal.
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- San Franclaco, Sept. 8: A confer
ence of , delegates from the various
Harriman line shops la on today but
owing to delays In the arrival of some
of the delegates, no decisive action
regarding Kruttschnitt's ivefusal to
recognize the federation Is txpected
before tomorrow or Monday. '
- Monday Tentative Strike Day.
Chicago, Sept' 8. Members of the
executive committee of the Illinois
Central jallroad,. shopmen's system
lefleratton dViciared tonay tnat an tne
preparations are made for a strike call
Monday and headquarters tiave been
KILLING OF MRS. WEHKMAN
GROWING MYSTERIOUS. ,
Wisp of Hair Found Clutched in Dead,
i Woman's Hand No Bobbery. I;.
Portland, Sept ,8. An autopsy - on
Mrs. ?Wehrman -today showed she had
not ' been attacked as the officers believ
ed and no motive for her murder and
that of her child in a cabin near Scap
poose. la. gon. ;, Both bad been shot
through the bead and their skulls' were
crushed In with a hatchet. There had
been no robbery so the officers are at
sea. A wisp of light hair found clutch
ed In her hands Is looked upon as a
clew and the man with light hair, be
lieved to be a stranger, was seen'ln
the vicinity Monday and is n? being
sought.: ; "J '."':',' ,'''';''.,.' v..-.
Money TrnSt Flayed. ,
S Boston, Sept. 8; Speaking on At
torney Samuel Untermeyer's ; state
ment In Paris that the money trust Is
the basic influence of the American
financial situation, Attorney Louis
Brandies today said that a few rich
men, by controlling the finances of this
country, are endangering' Industrial
liberty by using the people's money to
Impose Industrial servitude on them.
He said the money trust's Influence
was more subtle and more dangerous
than ony other trusts ' , ',
. Many Workmen Killed. ;
Nice, France, Sept. 8. .Sixteen work
men'are known to be dead and more
than 25 are missing through the col
lapse of the Casino Eldorado here
which it was being repaired. It' is
feared the missing are uead. .
' Nw York, Sept. 8.-tWlth Giuseppe
Costablle, said to Be the active head
of the black hand, under arrest the
police today is stirred to fresh, activity
by the explosion, of a bomb in frant of
BANDIT ATTACKS BANK.
Her Attempts Lonehanded to Hold up
. , Five Employes
Laurel', Mo:, Spt 8. A lone bandit
today attempted' to hold up five em
ployes of the National bank here to
day, but was captured after a battle
with Cashier Waters who fired when the
man demanded cash. The bandit fled
and was iater cuptured by a volunteer
posse. , He gave this name of Henry
Jackson, of Yuma, Arizona. He said
he was unable to find work and. needed,
the coin. ..
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VilTE STillllE .
selected and officers a&aigned to iook
after various localities.
Whether the '.rike will be called
will be determlnal tomorrow whn the
executive committee of the machinists
meet. If they vo;e a Btrike bentsflt, the
shopmen will go' out.
. International officers of the allied
unions with thtf'exceptlon of th.9 ma
chinists have gltn permission for the
strike and voted the benefits. Labor
leaders hena belle vethat. If the 1111
noja striae is caiid it win be a tore
runner of shtilar, action ov?r the en
tire Harriman system. - ) ',
HE HITS : :
RESIDENT1 OF SEATTLE STREET
v; ' CAR LINE APPEALS. :
Jail Sentence of Thirty Day s Tacked
. on to Corporation Head.
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; r . Seattle, Sept. 8. William Craw
ford, president of the Seattle Renton
Southern Interurban who was . sen
tenced to 30 days by ; Justice Fred
Brown for violating the public utili
ties law because the company collect
ed iore than a nickel fare, within the
city limits, has appealed his case to
the superior court. Justice Brown said
that a flna meant nothing to a corpor
ation and it was necessary to give a
Jail sentence to make the' law efficient.
American Institute of Banking ,
. Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 8. The ninth
DnnuaJ convention of the American
Institute of Banking Is In session haie
with an cttendance of several hundyi
delegates from chapters of the orga
nization throughout the country. ThaJ
Institute was founded jn 1901. and Is
affiliated with the American Bankers'
Association.' Its principal" object is
educational. To this end has been
provided a study course, which is fur
nished the various chapters, covering
th bubject of banking, in its hUrlc,
econoni'c and legal esp-ect. Exain'nu
tious are" heM at stated Intervals on
the lectures that are delivered mjuth
ly, .ttnd on the grading of taemei s
Is delivered n certificate of efficiency.
The membership embraces cashiers,
tellers, cieiks and other employes of
the leading banks throughout the
the offices of prominent Italian bank
erg and steamship agents in the heart
of., the Italian quarters.. The explo
sion Is regarded as a threat of venge
ance it Costabile's countrymen dare
to testify against him. . '.
ASTOR YACHT TO SAIL.
Minister Has Been Found Who Will
:', Marry th Conple, Belief.
i New York, Sept. 8. Astor'a yacht Is
ready to sail and a tug today transfer
red provisions enough for a prolonged
cruise. Astor is scurrying about ap
parently on the most important er
rands. At the Force home there is
great activity. It is still rumored that
a minister who will marry them has
been found. '
Admission Day Celebration
Santa Uwsa, Cal., Sept. 8. Sycu'.al
ad rtgulir trains brought to Santa
Res today thousands of visitors for
the annuat Admission Day ce!eb'-a-Moiif
niori-owl The visitors' cju'it
frota evt-ry rook 'and torneret,J2ii!,H:
fornla ur.d the railroads estimate that
fully IO.u'iO btrangers will be In to'wu
befoi e .toinorrow morning, la hoi or
of the rcc'ii'on the business secf!0!i
of the city is handsomely decorav.-.J
and Iiluniinaied. Many of the deies
tloi.s brousht bands and drum conc.
, The festivities will begin bright and
"arl tomorrow morning and will con
tinue over Sunday. The program will
luclude In addition to the big paradt
of Native Son parlors '.and Native
Daughter parlors, free street enter
tainment, band concerts, dancing, ath
letic events and flreworkB.
CUMMINS SILENT ON LA FOLLETTE
Believed He Stands for Wisconsin Sen
ntor but Doesn't Admit It V
trsa Moines,- sept. 8. anougn n am
not actually say It, It is generally be
lieved remarks mad,j by Senator Cum
mins before the Tippecanoe club here
shows he will back Senator La Fol
lette for. th.3 republican presidential
nomination. ' Cummins generally is
regarded as the mouthpiece for rs
publican "progressives in the upper
house. . , .- ' -
GUNS PROTECT AMERICANS.
Rioting China Will Not Harm AmerN
i cans If Skips' Can prevent .
Washington. Sept.. 8. The stata de
partment has, cabled to Admiral Mur
dock at Woosung today to use the
United States. cruisers to protect Am
ericans in the . rlotlous ! districts of
Cheun, China, where missionaries have
been threatened. The American iharge
d'affali's, Williams, at Peking, cabled
the department that tha situation was
critical.:'' ',,.'. -..'' .' ''.
j. ' Stockade;., Is Ready. ' -;
The big stockade around .the local
shops has been completed and though
the gates are being put In place it Is
evident" that thV ones most: Used will
not foe kept closed at all for the pres
ent.' The stockade shuts off trespas
sing too, which is always popular.
LABOR OUTLAWED HE ASSERTS,
y.' i " BY COURT DECREES.
"With, lltv IlnidlllPKn' IWilntP.l IVhv
Not the Laboring Classes T
' Oakland Sept. 8. Justification of
organized labor, criticism of the courts
for thein anti-labor application of the
Sherman anti-trust law'and a denun
ciation of the alleged- underhanded
work of detectives in the McNamara
cases were the features of an address
at the Rice Institute by Samuel Gom
pers today. He. said "Big business is
organized completely and efficiently
and It is manifestly Illogical for 'Big
Business' to deny our iglit to similarly
organize. Unionism today Is outlaw
ed under the recent interpretations by
the courts of the Sherman law."
Ammunition Near Fire.
New York,. Sept 8. Fire was dis
covered Vday In the hold of the United
States transport Hancock in the navy
yards at Brooklyn. Two hundred sail
ors immediately began unloading the
coal covering the blace. The Hancock
has a large amount of ammunition on
board. . ,
Mona Lisa May Be Found.
Madrid, Sept. 8. It is reported to
day that the stolen picture, Mona
Lisa, has been discovered. Two men
have been arrested at Leon with
picture : which they say was only a
copy. ', , ..'!.:'; ' ";'." ", '"- ;
OUil I ill so
DEFENSE CLOSES AT 5
HUNG JURY JARED BY
(OVNSEL FOR DEFENSE
Beuluh Blnford Has Troubles of Her
Own With Picture Show People bnt
Is Finally Put to Work Smith Clos-
. 'es His Spexy-h to Jury at 5 'O'CIock
and the Case Is In the Hands of tlva'
Chester0ld, Sept. 8, (Six OVIock.1 .
AfW a short deliberation lusting
less than an hour, Henry J, Beuttle.
Jr, was found frullty of the murder of
his wife, ' ''
Chesterlleid, Sept.; 5. Hoping to
place' the fate of Henry Jjeattle," Jr;
in then ands of the Jury before night,'
Judge Watson convened court earlier
than usual today and Attorney Smith
began argument for the defendant Ho
was followed by Prosecutor. "tVendeu-"
burg. jU .'
Beattle showed no emotlpn as the"
arguments progressed,, and said the
verdict .would be either 'disagreement
or acqutttal. i
' That the defense, too, la afraid of a
hung Jury was frankly admitted by
Smith, who said: "We are not afraid
that you will bring in a verdict of
guilty,' but we do fear you wont
bring in a verdict of not guilty. Judg
Watson r Instructed you that unless
you are- Satisfied beyond a reasonable
doubt, you( must acquit."
, Motion Picture Career Marred.
New York, Sept. 8. Promises of a,
theatrical career for Beulah Blnford
are uncertain because prominent per
sons have protested that Mica Bin
ford's appearance would spell ruin for
hundreds of girls. Beulah, for once,
was abashed and said she wished the
people could leave her alone.
Despite threats that the censors will
barthe moving pictures, motion pic-
ture men rushed her to a Becluded spot
today for motion picture work.
Attorney Smith at the noon recess af
ter he had been speaking three hours
for the defense, said he expected to
finish by7 5 o'clock, and the case goes to 1
the Jury then.
WASHINGTON HEALTHY STATE
" Washington, D. C, Sept 8. Wash
ington state leads the nation In health
fulness according to a statement Is
sued by the census department Its
death rati? for 1910 was ten uer 100.
The rate for the United States was
15 per 1000. New England is the
least healthful. New Hampshire Is
highest with a rata of 17.3.
HE, CHIEF AND CITY AUDITOR
Accused of Contempt of Court for En
forcing Fanlty Ordinance. ,
Portland, Sept. 8. Mayor Rushlight,
City Auditor Barbour and Chief of Po
lice Glover were fined $5 today by
Judge Catena for contempt of court
because they are attempting to enforce
the Veyla ordinance which has been
declared '. unconstitutional. The case
will be-appealed and the ofllclnls are
determined to collect the tax despite'
the decision. :m ..