La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959, September 13, 1911, Image 1

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VOLUME X'.
LA GRANDE, UON pOUOTY. OUEQON. WEDNESbAYrSEPTEMBER 13, i9li ,
NUMBER 271
to defend his title of English bantam
weight champion against Ike Bradley.
The two fighters will meet In a 20
round bout for a purse of $2,500 and a
side bet of fl.OOO. ' Eugene Corrl, the
well known - London sporting man,
has been selected to referee' the con
teat. .''.'.' - :-
YOUFJG HOB .
STARTS WEST
BELIEF 1GE0
of the company this afternoon. ' I
Because of the fact that the execu-1
tlva.was coming in a special train it
was believed for a time that he might
not be delayed so long before striking
997 PlllhV
FOB EMPLOYEE
FULLY SOLVED
Oregon soil. This schedule also pre
Uf I LUIIL
vents his appearing before a Baker
audience. , , ;
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WETS ADMIT DEFE
AT MONDAY'S
ELECTION
FINAL RETURNS TURN THE
TIDE FOB THE DRYS
Constitutional Amendment Still Intact
After Bitter Fight Shown Early To
day That Amendment Would Be D.
'.. feated Leaders Reluctantly Admit
' Portland, Me., Sept. 13. -Although
they have done bo . reluctantly, the
. "wets" today admit that they have
been defeated and Maine will remain
d-y. An officially revised return with
196 small towns missing, shows the
'drys won by 297 plurality in a total
Ketnrns Show Big 'Change.
I; Revised returns , - on , the ques
tion oJ 'the, repeal of the, consti
.'tutional prohibition amendment, atl
'nvinrb this moraine reduced the ma
jority against the repeal' to 295. : The
total unofficial vote stood,' for repeal,
cnvic onH fio.Kii aerainst. Frederick
G. Fassett, secretary of .the Maine non
partisan local option league, said last
night: 'We do not concede that the
i amendment has been reaffirmed. There
kna hepn an much contradiction we
shall wait for the official canvass, and
at that time shall decide whether we
shall take steps to secure inspection
of the ballots." . , . ,
To Stop Jewel Robberies.
New York, Sept. 13. Representa
tives of eight Jewelers' societies of the
United States and Canada met in thh
city ' today to ? devise plans for" the
better protection of those engaged In
selling Jewels and precious stones.
The Jewelers have been aroused to
action by the unprecedented number
of assaults and robberies sjeported by
he trade during the last year. ' It la
expected a large reward will be offer
ed for the capture of the murderers of
Adolph Stern, the tclerk who was
killed in the daylight raid on a Sixth
Avenue Jewelry store some -months
sko. .. - ' '
Charged With Inhuman Neglect., v
Oakland Cal.r Sept 13. Refusal to
call a physician for his six-year-old
son, who, being, burned front his head
to his waist, was allowed to writhe in
agony for 24 hours without medical
attention, was the charge upon which
Thomas J. Dooley was held to answer
to the court today. If convicted the
alleged Inhuman father may be sent to
prison for two years under the Cali
fornia law.
To Fight for Title.
.London, Sept. 13. Considerable in
terest is manifested in sporting cfr
cles in the fight at Liverpool tomor
row night In which Digger Stanley is
MSG PEACE PACT OYER rNTERIO
OREGON SIGNED. '
O-W. Gets Traffic Privilege Over the
Oregon Trunk Line.
Portland, Sept. 13. Railroad official
today declared that the signing of a
99 year contract for the Joint use by
tlie O. W. R. Sc N. of the Oregon Trunk
line between Metolius and Bend, indi
cates that the big war between the
Hill and Harriman line for the con
trol of central Oregon has ended.. Un
or the terms the Harriman Hne will
Pay half the maintenance and' operat
ln expenses: ' v "
OLD RAILROAD
WAR CUT SHORT
Mexican Veterans to Disband. ,
Chicago, 111., Sept. 13. Two aged
'Ivors of the Mexican war, Fran
jenton and Thomas H. Wood, will
disband the Western Association of
Mexican War Veterans at its last
camp fire and reunion In this city to
morrow. At the same meeting the
Western Association of California Pio
neers will be disbanded. ' '' '
United Brethren Meeting.
Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 13. Delegates
representing a . large section of Indi
ana assembled here today for the an
nual meeting of the St. Joseph confer
ence of the United Brethren church.
The sessions will continue five days,
with Bishop Matthews of Chicago pre
siding. ';.
HAD HARRIMAN LIVED NO STRIKE
SAYS KLINE. ;..'-
Little Hope of Averting Trouble Ad
' mlts Kline Ere Returning. .
Los Angeles, Sept. ,13. Admitting
that the chances for averting a strike
on the Harrlman lines are gloomy, and
asserting that If E. H, Harrlman was
alive that the trouble would have been
settled without a threatened 'strike,
President Kline of the International
blacksmiths' union, left for Omaha to
day where the next meeting of the ys
tern' federation wafts Is scheduled for
Saturday. It is. now expected definite
action will be taken next week.
BETTING ON ELECTION HEAYf
Reciprocity Issues In Canada Instigate
Brisk Batting on Outcome.
Ottawa,. Sept., 13. That Premier
Laurier's government will bo return
ed to power in the coming Canadian
elections with an unmistakeable man
date to' conclude reciprocity treaty
with the United States Is at odds on
bets here today. Much money is be
ing wagered by the liberals who be
ileve Laurler Is sure to; win. Con
servatives are emphasizing the alleg
ed unfriendly traffic treatment of the
United States and are tatempting tp
make the people believe that reciproc
ity Is the first step toward a pblitical
Union. - .-',-.-,. ;
Illinois 3L E. Conference.
Champaign, 111., Sept. 13. The an
nual session of the Central Illinois
M E. conference met here today, with
Bishop Moore of Cincinnati presid
ing. The conference . appointments
will be announced early next week.
An unusually large number of minlsr
tertal changes Is anticipated
BOSTON CONFLAGRATION" STARTS
Boston, Sept 15. Big fire started
this afternoon which threatens to be
the biggest In the city's history. The
entire department la onf fighting the
flames. The fire Is ! South Boston.
No RecaUT Likely,
" Seattle, Sept. 13. As- the count of
name on the supplementary recall pe-
tlons progresses the impression Is
growing that no recall 'election win
be held In Seattle this year. A con
stderable number of names were found
to be duplicates of those on old lists.
Tuberculosis Congress Postponed:
Rome, Sept. 13. On account of cbol
era here It has been determined to
abandon the seventh International con
gross for the prevention of tuberculb-
UNIONS BEMOAN
els which was scheduled for next 'ports La Follette, asked the repubH
week. The congress will be held here cans to stand by him and nominate La
next spring. Follette o redeem the party.
JAMES WARD OFF FOR
PACIFIC COAST
BY AIRSHIP
MINOR TROUBLES COME
TO HJM EARLY IN DAY
Lands In New Jersey Twice Before
First Hour Is Up Promises to Pro
oeed Westward This Afternoon
Fowler's Broken Machine to Be Re
- t
New York, Sept. 13. James Ward,
the youngest aviator in America, set
out today for a cross contlnen flight
for the $50,000 prize. lie was forced
to descend In New Jersey after a 22-
mlle flight because his engine broke.
Loses Direction In Air. .:
After traveling 25 miles on his flight
to the Pacific coast Aviator James
Ward descended at Ashbrook, New
Jersey today.'where after apologizing
to two spinsters on whose property he
alighted, he got a map of New Jersey
to discover his whereabouts. He prom
ised to resume his trip soon.
After several hours delay Ward -re
sumed his flight, going in the direction
of Newark. ,''. '
. Ward Lost Again.
East Orange, N. J.; Sept. 13. Lost
after 25 more mile of flight, Ward
descended here. He hopes to reascend
agaln'before nightfall. . 5
: Fowler to Start Again "
Towle, Cal., Sept.1 13. Having re
ceived a car of aeroplane parts from
Reno, Aviator Fowler Is reconstruct
ing the machine preparatory for con
tinuing bis transcontinental flight; at
tar his accident yesterday, when h
was headed toward the Atlantic coast.
J DARK HOIRSE WINS, r
Ten to Three Shot Takes Classic Race
on English Turf Today. " .
, Doncaster, Eng., Sept. 13. Prince
Palatine, standing 10 to 3. in the bet
ting, today won the classic Stieger
stakes in the three-year-olds race on
Townmore track. King George attend
ed the meeting and was heartily cheer
ed by the Yorkshire men.'
- Dream Breaks Foot. 7
, Lawrenceburg, Ind., Sept. 13 Deara
ing that he was flghtrng wltha law
breaker whom he had ben hunting all
day, Constable,. W. W. Whlttaker kick
ed viciously In his sleep and broke two
bones in his foot.
IS
TAFT
EXECUTIVE OPTIMISTIC OYER EE-
PUBLICAN VICTORY.
Itepnblican Progressive Boosting for
La Fcllette in the West.
Sprlngfleld.Sept. 13. A republican
victory is predicted br President Taft
In a. letter received here by Senator
CulVom. Mr. Taft said be was well
pleased" with the political conditions
throughout country but particularly
o in nTlnoIs. ,
Progressive Sees Otherwise.
Los Angeles, Sept. 13. Taking issue
with President Taft today and" assert
ing that the republican party Is facing
the biggest crisis In its history with
the prospect of desertion of Its old ad
herents, Senator Works, a republican
progressive, is out today with a state
ment in which he charges that : Mr.
Tat Is a reactionary and representa
tive of "the Interests." "Taft doesn't
represent the wishes of the people,"
sa.d Senator Works. Works, who sup-
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GOVERNOR HAY IS BIT
TER IN ATTACK'
ONLAWS
INSURANCE FOR PROTECTION
OF INJURED SUGGESTED
How Employers' Liability Laws Were
Applied In Washington Is Told to
Conference of Governors Washing-
: ion s executive i.enan Attack : on
Spring Lake, N.: J.i Sept.' 13. The
entire sessions of this, the second day
of the annual conference of governors,
were devoted to the discussion of em
ployers' liability and ' worklngmen'a
compensation. The opening address
this morning was delivered by Gover
nor Eugene N. Foss of Massachusetts.
, Spring Lake, N. J., Sept. 13. De
nouncing the Indemnity Casualty com
panies as "fungoid social parasites,"
Governor Ha"y of Washington, today
discussed the proposition of how
Washington solved the worklngmen's
compensation problem before, the gov
ernors in session here.. He said the
companies by various technicalities
succeeded In paying Injured workmen
only $100,000 out of $600,000 collected
in premiums In the state In the year
of 1909. To correct this Governor Hay
advocated establishment of state In
surance to be levied on employers' pay
rolls, and the money to be used for in
jured working men.
. Hay continued: "There la a vast dis
crimination against American labor
by certain corporations. One lumber
man lh my state who Is employing 1,
000 men told jne .five men were killed
in his "cam ps by ' accident each year
but that he was not compelled to pay
damages because they were only nn
married foreigners who were not pro
vided for in' the worklngmen's com
pensation act." r. , ; . -
Discussing equal suffrage, Governor
Carey of ! Wyoming said: I "I am told
that wonien will likely win the right
to vote in Oregon and California this
year. Once they do that there will be
a steady sweep of suffrage eastward.'
Governor Aldrich of Nebraska said
that suffrage Is working nicely. , "
Etna Belches Flames.
Satania, Sept. 13. Etna's summit is
blechlng flames from. 30 fissures today,
People are being temoved to Safety,
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PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL TO
. .AFTER MIDNIGHT. '
PASS
Sllpht Hopes Entertained to ' Get . a
GHnmse nf President ITselfta. '
7 All hopes of seeing PresIdenCwil
Ham H.. Taft when he passes through
La Grande on the night of the 6th' have
been spoiled by a telegram received
from head officials of the O.-W, by lo
cal Agent; "3. H. Keeney and others
this noon following a close lnvestlga
tion of the probable running schedule
of the Taft special through Eastern
Oregon. Two o'clock a, m. Is the hour
on which the train will arrive here If
the Q.-W. officials have figured it out
correctly an hour which positively
prevents any .minute speech by. the
president Jn this city.' The probabl
arriving time was computed by Trav
ellng Passenger Agent Jack O'Neill,
who has been asked; by the La Grande
Commercial club officials to get in
touch if possible, with the exaet run-
u'ii, na uuu-
Ings were telegraphed to local officials
. .
I A. I OUR
Total Proposals 612.
New York, Sept. 13. Colonel E. H.
IB. Green is not doing so bad for a fat
man with a name that implies what
his doss. His private secretary has
Just cast up a list of proposals receiv
ed by mall, wire and . wireless since
the colonel let it be known that he
was in search of a wife and the total
is 6.242. , ' - . '
Pays Old Car Fare,
Seattle, Sept. 13. After worrying 16
years because he stole a ride ;on,', a
AwiwauKee train and did not pay his
fare, A. O. Mills' came into the com
pany's offices b;re and planked down
five cents and 20 cents additional for
interest. "Now, Til sleep better." eaid
he.: ..; ,., " '
GOVERNOR STANDS BY SHERIFF
; t IN OPPOSITION. ;
Championship Scrap Will ' Not Mater-1
lulize In Wisconsin- as Planned.
k Milwaukee, Wis., Sept 13. Late this
afternoon the Wolgast McFarland
scrap here next Friday night went a
glimmering when definite word that
it would be postponed Indefinitely was
given by Governor Morris.' The sher
iff of Milwaukee a few days ago serv
ed notice that he would not permit the
fight but It was though the trouble
would "blow over" but such hope was
knocked outlbla afternoon Governor
Morris .asserted flat-footedly that' he
would stand behind the sheriff in hie
fight to prevent the mill and the fight
will not be held Friday night. No
word has come from the promoters as
tp what they will do In the matter.
GARMENT MAKERS TALK STRIKE.
New York May See Walkout of Gar
ment Makers Union, j y
Cleveland, , Sept. 13 A general
strike of 35,000 ladles' tailors, shirt
waist makers and dressmakers in New
York city Is Imminent, say garment
makers' union leaders .today. The
manufacturers offer a 52-hour week,
but the unionists want 50 hours. .
"Summer Homes" Offered. '
Washington, Sept.' 13. When' Pres
ident Taft returns from his anticipated
tour of the west this fall, he will
doubtless have visited more "ideal
sites for a summer home" than he can
count on the fingers of both bis ewn
ana rArcnie" uuus iwo nanae.sior
the west has made great plans for
convincing the chief executive ofthe
nation that' he should spend the., hot
weather months in that part of1 the
country. ; .. . ' ''.'::: ."
The little towh of Wayiata, on Lake
Mtnneto'hka Minnesota, which atarted
the' recent'summer capital" flurry
that became, nation ' Wide almost over
night, 'it. still' mWbi':'ln earnest 'cVer,
the matter, and when Mr. Taft reaches
Minneapolis In his "big swing" a prin
cipal features of the presidential en
tertainment program in, that; city is a
trip across Lake Mlnnetonka, to' Way
tata, the home of Bald Hill, which It
Is hoped some day will be crowned
with a miniature white house. ' : :
The state of Washington too, is un
derstood to have the cream of its real
estate- "sharks" In readiness for con
vincing Mr. Taft that there Is no place
like home if home Is In that state.
Spokane has two sites to offer the
president, Seattle, Tacoma, and Ever
ett have each picked out choice tracts
of and overlooking Puget Sound, and
other cities of the state, veil equipped
wna Dress skkuib are exueciea 10 en
.
ter the rac.
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GRANDE RONDE GROW
ERS OVERCOME
OLD GRIEF
ASSOCIATIONS BACK THE
, , COMING COUNTY FAIR
La Grande Association Fully Incorpor
ated Selling Agency to-Handle All
Fruit at Greatly Advanced Prices
Grower Sells Direct to the Buyer
-naraeting rrobtemg Solved."
Problems of fruit marketing which
have been detriments and hindrances
ifo the best remuneration to fruit
growers of Grande Ronde valley al
ways, have been solved and after '
e. thuaiastlc meeting yesterday after-'.
noon of the La Grande Fruit assocla
tlonr Incorporated, local; ffuit grow
ers are to enter upon a hew and lm
liroved era In the stupendous question
of fruit marketing on extensive scales.
Thj-ough.the medium of the Northwest
rult exchange,' a central association
having agencies all over the United
States and Canada, the growers of La
Grande,' Imbler., Union and Elgin dis
tricts will dispose of all their hold
ings In the apple line on high cash
basis on the pack and specifications
j ,p 'd down by the selling agency and
Kr. a basis of an estimate of the three
grades and different varieties of ap- '
pies grown here, the estimate to be
1-PBpared at once and submitted to the
selling agency, , "
, ' Meeting of Much Importance.
Yesterday afternoon's meeting was-".
ihe first since the association was in- '
i-orporated under the Oregon laws, and
r uch extremely; important business
came up fov consideration.. Of espe
cial interest to .the public., however,
Were negotiations .commenced with v.
the. individual grower as well as Io-, '
cal associations cf the1 county for an
extensive display of fruits at the com
ing fair. The frnlt exhibit question
will be left in, the hands of commit
tees which will Insure a large display V
of fruits, . not only from ' individual
growers, but from the various associ
ations in the valley as well. ;
Estimates Orderd Made. . y!.
.. But to the welfare of the appie In-
dustry here, other actions of manifest
Importance to its welfare twere enact-'
oj and from now on members of the-
aseoclatloa are not to be eternally'
hampered with difficulties of uncer-
tain dlspoaaj of fruit and auctioneers '
In ot carl jad shipments, in the; east- '
ern - nlart?. Last fall nearly 'every
grov. or In the valley allied himself
wl b a local association which tin turn
la a branch of. the Northwest Fruit ex
change at Portland, a body of tpmpet- .
ent men who solved the problems to
i : i ufc to all fruit growers of the
(Continued on Page Four.)
NOT LIKELY THAT LINDA
JARD WILL BE TRIED.
UAZ-
"FASr: DOCTOR i
SCOBES POINTS
Technlcal Points Spell Death of Ia
. : formation Against Her. ,
Port Orchard, Wo., Sept. 13. Dr.
Linda Burfleld Hazzard, the fast cure
specialist, may never stand , trial on
tho charge of murder for the death of
Claire Williamson, who died while '
taking her .treatment. Judge Meyers N
sustained a demurrer to the Informa
tion filed by the state, because the
character and kind of food withheld
was not specifically described. Prose-
Jcutor , Stevenson admits he will have
- 1 a nara iimi kitiuk iOBrnn aescriDtions
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of the various foods.