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LA GRAKDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1911.
lowed the hu
most of the tow "i,
lo and Ortiz si 5
is feared , dlsea
effort to clear t
streets and bury 3
has been made.
Between 100 am
oded , HemoBll
greatly, and It
follow as no
eckag' on the
" animals, etc ,
there. At 1 o'clock the Journey to
akland and San Francisco was re
Taft Lays Cornerstone.
Oakland, Cal., Oct. 13. Mayor Mott
TO OPEN SERIES
and a committee of leading citizens re
ceived President Taft upon his arrival
In Oakland this afternoon. Through
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JUJjAOtt.KS UUiilli UVtttt
a twmri vwn Avrwrt
JUROR EXPRESSES BE
LIEF DEFENDANTS GUILTY
McNaiiiara Trial to Be Tremendous
Affair If CUhIiPs and Quliilin Dnr.
ing the First Hour Are to Be Kept
up Juror Says He Believes Men Are
Guilty as They Are Charged.
Los Angeles, Oct. 13. Attorneys for
the prosecution and defense In the Mc-
Namaras case clashed as soon as
court convened today. The distrlqt at
torney iuaioicu ue 4iua. ..u0 ...
lowtne an inquiry into the iuro' V state
2 I Vcf mind regarding labor unions, meant
f endless quiDoang. uavis commenceu
by examining Nelson, the first venire
man, for possible prejudice.
After lengthy questioning Davis got
Nelson to admit that he believed the
McNamaras were guilty, and would
need proof to believe otherwise. Hor
ton then questioned him, attempting
to show him that Nelson was biased.
Nelson aald he believed the Times
was dynamited and said It would take
strong evidence to make him change
Ills mind. The judge then asked htm
if the court Instructed him to set aside
Ills opinion If he would do so. He said
Tie would but the defense objected and
It was agreed that an argument would
be heard. The Jurymen were then
dismissed and arguments made.
Darrow and Fredericks lead the
skirmish over Nelson. Fredericks said
he knew it would be impossible to get
jurors who wene not opinionated one
way or the other, and Darrow main
tained the Jurors must be free from
all bias and not just willing to set
aside their opinions. Spence Law
rence U the . next defendant In , this
lit Is announced that the grand jury,
which has been in session for a year,
will adjourn today, which the defense
says means that Detective Burns' ef
forts to connect the California labor
leaders with the explosion, has failed.
The grand Jury which, has investi
gated the Times explosion was dis
charged this afternoon by Judge Bord
well without returning any further
indictments and also failed to dispose
of the contempt proceedings brought
against Attorney Harrington.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 13. The Wis
consin Antl-Tberculosls association
convened in annual meeting here today
with ajarge attendance of health of
ficers, physicians, Bchool sperlntend-
ents and others Interested In the move
ment to stamp out the dread disease.
At the concluding session tomorrow
night the association will meet Jointly
with the State Conference of Charities
and Correction to listen to an address
by Dr. Richard C. Cabot of Harvard
f university, one of the world's most
eminent authorities on the treatment
and prevention of tuberculosis.
BETWEEN ONE HUNDRED AND 8(H)
Several Towns Destroyed and Damage
Amounts to Millions.
Nogales, Ariz., Oct. 13. Belated ad
Tloes through wrecked means ot com
munication today' Indicate that the
death list of the big October storm on
the west coast of Mexico will be large
and the property loss enormous. All
the business section of Guaymas was
Inundated by a tidal ware which fol-
OWEN,WISTER B 5 tED DEAD.
Author of "The Virginian" Said to
s Hare Died This Morning.
Cleveland, Oct. 13. While his wife
is rushing from this city to his bed
side on a special Owen Wlster. author
of "The Virginian," died in Wyoming
today. - 1
Cheyenne, Oct. 13. Reports of Win
ter's death are not believed here. He
was last heard of hunting In Jackson
Hole. . 1
Taft Suggests "ew Nam.
North Yakima, Oct. 13. Following
up the suggestion of President Taft
hot th gn vr nimrrel between T&-
coma and Seattle as to the name of the
big mountain which . confronts both
cities should be settled by calling It
Mt. Tacoraa or at least Mt. Tahoma
instead of Ralneer, the North Yakima
Commercial club is on record today
as favoring the old Indlari name.
HAS THIRTY-SEYEN MILLION DOL
.'''. LAB ASSET.
Seattle Firm Shows Big Asset bat the
Creditors Claim Otherwise;
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Seattle, Oct. 13. The wester steei I
company, operating a plant at Irpn
dale, was thrown Into the bankruptcy
court on the petition of the Metropoli
tan Trust company today which holds
a $600,000 claim against it, ,
The company's attorney says tho
concern's asa?ts' are $37,000,000 In
various Iron, coal and timber claims
In the northwest and Canada. The
trust company's expert estimates It a
Trust Behind Bankruptcy.
New York, Oct. 13. That develop
ment of valuable . ore properties on
the Pacific coaBt is being blocked by
the steel trust Is the statement issued
today by James A. Moore, the million
aire promoter of the SSHRDLUetaoln
aire promoter of Seattle whose com
pany Is in hard financial straits. Mr.
Moore Is here trying to raise $600,
000 offering as security Pacific coast
land of coal and Iron ore which ex
perts say are worth millions. They
are being turned dowTtt, because, Judge
Moore says, "The steel trust had tight
ened Its grip on the money bags for
the purpose of a tiff ling a new compet
Itor and then grabbing" its plant and
Indfiana W. C. T. U.;
Marlon, Jnd., Oct. 13. The 38th an
nual convention of the Woman's Chris
tlan Temperance Union of Indiana
met In the First Unitarian' church In
this city today and organized for busi
ness. The sessions will continue until
Monday. A large attendance" and at
tractive program combine to give
promise of one of the most successful
conventions In the history of the atata
organization. Tomorrow afternoon,
the delegates will listen to an address
by Mrs. Edith Smith Davis, national
superintendent of scientific temper
ance Instruction in schools and col
leges. PInchot Due Home Tomorrow.
Seattle, Oct. 13. Gilford' PInchot,
former chief forester, Is due In Seat
tle Saturday evening on the steam
ship Admiral Sampson from Alaska.
Plans for a big mass meeting for
him here are being made and It Is ex
pected that he will speak on condi
tions in Alaska as he found them.
TO BE SAFE SAYS .
AMERICAN OFFICIAL SENDS
WORD TO WASHINGTON, D. C.
Masscre and Indcendlarism Makes a
Terrible Situation Exist in Scene of
Chinese Revolt Japanese Sent to
the Front More Bloodshed Promls
ed by Dispatch of Imperial Troops.
Washington, Oct. 13. Secretary
Williams, in charge of the American
embassy at Peking, has cabled "Han
kow is burning. Americans seem to
ho nfe'. Fifteen thousand men, com
poslhg the three army corps, have
joined the rebels. Communication
with Hankow Is cut off." . ,
Early reports Btatlng the rebels
have determined to make a republic
have taken a concrete form by the
election of Ll Yuen Hung, the noted
general, who commanded the Imperial
army formerly, as president.
Tales of massacre, fierce fighting,
incendiarism and heroic devotion to
duty are pouring In from all parts of
the four province of Hupeh, Hunan,
Kalnghu and Zechun.
Nankins ib the scene of heavy fight
ing ai1? Is ?n a panic. Imperial troops
are reported to be enroute :o Hankow
from Khf.nhal. This means more
bloodshed. . r $2.1
Japanese Send Troops. . "
...ToUo, Oct. 13. Reports of the revo
lulkoji Jipm China received today, say
thatv-thV-4apiae:: government has
- d,.iti.tchda division of the navai
All missionaries in Wu Chang fled
except, the sisters of the Catholic mis
slon and Mrs. R. A. Kemp of the
In the Football World.
New York, Oct. 13. Among the
eastern colleges few lmp6ftant foot
ball games are scheduled for decision
tomorrow. Nearly all of the bigger
teams will llne up against weaker op-,
ponents, so that the games will be lit-!
tie more than practice matches for the j
Important contests later in the season
Yale will play Virginia roiyiecnmc ai
New Haven, Harvard will meet Wil
liams at Cambridge and Pennsylvania
will play Vlllanova on Franklin Field.
Princeton will have! Colgate for an
opponent and Brown will meet Bow
dbln. Waterways Conentlon Started.
Chicago, Oct. 13. fThe Lakes to the
gulf deep wateways convention open
ed here today. Governor Eberhardt
of Minnesota was the principal speak
er and urged the building of the wa
terway to connect the lakes and gulf
via the Mississippi as the only means
securing to the United States the full
valua of the Panama canal'.
iGamPk PromlheV to Be One of the
Hardest on Local Grounds.
Enterprise comes tb La Graned to
morrow afternoon to match football
wit and strength with the La Grande
high school! That' Enterprise Is not
any easy team In any sense' of the
word must be remembered! Last
year La Grande tied at Enterprise with
a team said to be interior to the one
coming tomorrow, and the WallowanS
will not be downed' without' a strenu
ous fight. It promises to be a fine
game, and the locals have drilled hard
this week to be prepared for the
The weaknesses showing themselves
last Saturday against Elgin have been
remedied as much as possible during
the week. The game Is called for
o'clock and a large attendance Is ex
pected. ThIs will be one of the big
gest games of the year on the local
ES ON MERITS OF
MET AT STATE LINE TODAY
BY GOVERNOR JOHNSON
Sacramento Hears President Discuss
Treaties With American lfc public
Goes to Oakland and Then" Heads
for San Francisro Where He will
Arrive Tonight Throat Is Sore.
Sacramento, Cal., Oct. 33. A vlgor
ougs defense of "dollar diplomacy" as
(exemplified by the Nicaraguau and
Honduran loan treaties now before the
senate, was made here today b." Presi
dent Taft. "' ;, V - - !
The, president lauded the two trea
ties, which guarantee the collection
of the customs duties ot the South
American republics, to satisfy loans
to be made by. American bankers un
der the treaties, as a means of pre
serving peace in Central and South
America. He declared that with the
debts of these two countries funded
and the collection ot the customs In
the hands of men recommended by the
United States working under the pro
tection of this country, revolutions
would cease. He urged that the In
terminable Honduran and Nicaraguau
revolutions have the custom housed
as their objective point, and that with
these under American protection tbere
would be no Incentive to revolution.
The loans to ba mads by the American
firms of J. P. Morgan and company,
Kuhn, Loeb and company, the First
National bank and the City National
bank of New York, are to be used to
liquidate the debts of Honduras and
Nicaragua and their ptyment '.3 to be
guaranteed out of the customs receipts
"There is a very decided objection
in ti.i senate to the approval of these
treaties," said th president. ;The gen
eral argument! seems to be that we
aught not to involve ourselves in en
tangling alliances with republics In
this hemisphere or to engage in what
seems a mere banking arrangement for
the promotIon of a h&nklng contract,
,g objected tnat thl8 ,8 doi,af di
plomacy and that we ought to have
none of ,L G,ve ft d ft bad name
and you know what follows. To call
a particular piece of statecraft 'dol
lar diplomacy' is to Invoke the con
demnation of muck raking Journals
whose chief capital Is In the use of
phrase of a lurid character. The Unit
ed States did not enter Into these trea
ties for the promotion of its own
banking business or that of any of lU
citizens. , Trade Is not the chief pur
pose of this contract for It is to por
mote peace in this part of the world,
so near the Panama canal as to give us
additional geographic reasons for de
siring to eliminate revolution and war.
The president discussed the funding
of the debt of the Dominican republic
as an instance of the wisdom c f such
Tuft's Throat Sore.
Taft Train, En Route to Sacramento,
Oct. 13. Invading California for the
four most' strenuous days of his 10
day trip President Taft was Joined' at
the state line today by Governor John-
son and his staff.
The president's throat' Is- poulticed
owing to the strain of 25 speeches in
24 hours in Onegon and' Waaaington.
He will be all right by the time he
reaches San Francisco tonight.
California Now the Host of Taft.
Sacramento, Cal., Oct. 13. Shortly
before noon today President Taft ar
rived In Sacramento, the first Import
ant 'stop on his California Itinerary
Governor Johnson and other eminent
representatives of the state were on
hand to give him greeting. After an
Informal reception at the station the
distinguished visitor was. escorted to
the capitol, where he delivered a brief
address to the large crowd assembled
bunting the president was escorted to
Fourteenth and Washington streets,
where he presided and delivered a
short address at the laying of the cor
nerstone for the new city hall.
San Francisco Ready for Taft
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 13. T-e
most elaborate arrangements have
bvn made for the reception and enter
tainment of President Taft from the
hour of his arrival in San Franc'jor
this evening until his departure for
Los Angeles Sunday night. A citizens'
banquet at the Palace hotel is the lnl
tlal feature of the program. Toraor
row morning there will be a great pa
rade to Golden Gate park, where the
president will be the central figure In
the ground-breaking ceremonies for
the Panama-Pacific exposition. In the
evening mere wm no a wiuim,..
general Illumination of the down-town
section. After attending church Sun
day morning the president will be tak
en tn charge by an entertainment com
mlttee and escorted about the city.
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SULTAN MAY BE DEPOSED TO AC
1 COMPLISU THIS END.
Young Turks in ITaJority May Control
Londotl( 6cti 11 -i t Is reported the
Young Turks are bo determined to
continue the war until they are either
annihilated or victorious, that it I
believed they will depose the Sultan if
necessary for further prosecution of
the progarm. Constantinople dispatch
es say a caucus being held prelimi
nary to the opening of parliament to
morrow, has decided to expel all Ital
ians from Turkey and confiscate their
Young Turks In Majority.
Constantinople, Oct 13. Whether
the war will be continued or Turkey
Is to surrender to Italy will probably
be determined tomorrow when the
parliament meets here. The Young
Turks party which wants to fight
claims a majority.
Turks Fire on Montenegrin Troops.
Dltpatches received h;re from Con-
stantlnoule state that fighting has
started along the Montenegrin fron
tier today, when the Turks stacked a
Monenegrln force killing 12, and los
ing three themselves.
Invasion of Tripoli Planned.
Tripoli, Oct. 13. Preparations are
under way by the Italians to push
military occupation Into the interior.
They have 22,000 troops, but It Is re
ported the Turks are entrenched near
with 30 pieces of artillery.
IG0 Killed and Wounded.
London, ct. 13. Constantinople
dispatches say the Italian advance in
the Tripoli Interior has been checked
and the Italians sustained 1600 killed
Alleged Hill Murderer in Jail.
Portland, Oct. 13. Richard Holm
berg, whom his" two boy companions,
Jimmy Hawkins and Harry Howard;
accuse of being" the murderer of the
Hill family, was brought here today
from Dalles where he was arrested.
The boys say they heard the woman
Negro's Favor Taft.
Los Angeles, Oct. 13. In remms
brance of his recognition of the ngro
race, President Taft next Mon lay af
ternoon will be the recipient of a
handsome boiu tablet which iil be
presented him by the Afro-Amcitcim
Ar.iri. mi (ouucll of Lbs Ahsclea.
GREAT CLIMAX TO THE
BENDER AND "CHRISTY" ARE
SLATED TO OPEN GAMES
World's Series Slated for Tomorrow at
2 4KClock Attendance Will Set Nw
Record Is Belief Big Ruke-Ott for
Players If Weather Is Good Out
come Much In Doubt '
$ Ntaw York, Oct. 13.Th teams
wn iin tin In tho following bat-
ting order: .
New York Devore It; Doyle 2b
$ Snodgrass, cf; Murray, rf; Mef
kle, lb; Herzog, 3b; Fcaer, ss;
Meyers, c; Mathewson, pitcher.
$ Philadelphia JrLord, If; Oldring
cf; CoUlpi. bj Baker, 3b; Mur-
PhTi rfl Mclnnls, lbj Barry, ss;.
Thomas ci Bender, nltcher. .
Thousands' of angry basebalf
fans are unappeased here today
A. r. ... AA At '
v oy oecr ixarr uray s vuer vi f vv v.
reward fof anyone who can prov
brt knowingly Bold world's base-
ball srl:i tickets td scj'.pers
& who havi come In possessloa of
thouhds of tickets and are de-
mandlng treble the regular price
a ... . i a Ay
f as in"ir rewinwrauon. v
1VIKJ VLU IO. iUtl VlUnUlUfi
event of ttt$ froflesslonal baseball sea
son is at hand hi 2 o'clock tomor -
tntar f t Ainnnn
champions of the National league, and
nA.iA tfAb' ikiAin A
this year's pennant in the American
teag!tte,uwlll' march but ous tba field at ;
the Polo grounds to , play the first
game In' the series for the world's
championship. For the greater part
of the coming week these two leading
teams of the country will b engaged
in a nerve racking grapple, the games
alternating daily between this city and
the City of Brotherly Love. ;
A big question mark symbolizes the
real situation as regards the results ot
baseball fan, however, there appears .
to be no question as to how the series
will go.' The real fan Is convinced that
ins lavunic icnui win nm., i no i uim-
delphlan can furnish convincing rea
sons why the Athletics ar sure to
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capiure a majoruy 01 u bciiob ui ov
en games and the New Yorker can
furnish reasons none the less logical
wny aicuraw g nusuers snouia wain
off with the rich plum.
There is not a great deal of satis
faction in comparing the two teams in
dividually, for baseball luck, team play
and spirit and watchfulness to make
me uiui tu emergencies as uiy nrma
will play a big part. If there" Is any
(Continued on Page Four.) ;
CALIFORNIA IS NOTf EQUAL SUFF.
Majority of Over Two Thousand In Fa.
vor of the Amendment.
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 13. With
returns in from 2,918 precincts out of
3,121 the vote on the suffrage this
morning stood: for, 121,016; against,
118,209. This is a majority of over
2,000 and makes It certain that the
amendment has carried and California
has' adopted the equal franchise.