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"ANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1911;
VOLUME IS - r
BEAT IN FIGHT
COMBAT BLOODY ONE
LASTING ALL DAY
EARLY ADVANTAGES FAYORED
. THE HE DELS BUT THEY LOST
Mounded Being Brought to Hankow
Where the Red Cross Treats the
Wountfed Number of Dead Hard to;
1 Determine Trainloads of Wounded !
Iniperlal Troops 'Outnumbered.
Hankow, Oct. 18. Unable to, retain
advantages gained earlier In the
bloody battle, the rebels were tonight
defeated with heavy losses by the Im
perial troops. The battle was fought
near here, and trainloads of the
wounded are arriving for treatment
by the Red Cross at this point. The
battle was a most bloody one and no
'statement of the probable dead has
been received at this point.
10,000 Rebels la Battle.
Hankow, Oct. 18. Imperialist
itroops, reinforced by 2,000 men from
the imperial fleet, are fighting des
perately against 10,000 rebels, who ov
erwhelmingly outnumber ' them. It
looks like the imperialists will be
badly whipped. Fighting;, began at
sunrise north of this city where the
imperialists are entrenched. . The
wounded have been brought here.
Red Cross Treats Wounded.,
The firing has been continuous. The
Red Cross is Ireating many wounded.
here. '.. J ,
When the rebels
warships In the harbor they replied
effectively but were finally forced to
seek safety behind the foreign fleet
anchored neai. Two were badly danw
agd. . . ,., '
Loyal Legion la Session.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 18. The an
nual meeting of the commandery In
chief of the Military Order of the
Loyal Legion, composed of represen
tatives of 21' state conimanderles, be-
gan its sessions in this city today. It
will close with a banquet tomorrow
night. Lieut. Gen. John C. Bates is
commander In chief. One of the prin
cipal matters to be considered at the
meeting is the proposition to build a
$500,000 monument in Washington to
the memory of the women of the civil
La Follette is Silent
Washington, Oct. 18. Senator La
. Follette declined to comment on the
' endorsement for the presidential nom
ination tendered him by the confer
ence of progressives at Chicago. It
is doubted whether he will have time
for an Intimate campaign before con
SECOND DEGREE MURDER
DICT I SREACHUI) .
Jury Out Twenty-Four R" '--Convicting
Olympla, Oct. 18. Gruesome mur
der In the Coble horror of last July
when a man and his young wife were
slaughtered without any known In
centive, was avenged late last night
when Wilson, a self-confessed sus
pect, who later denied his confession,
was convicted of murder In the second
degree. The sentence will be read
later. The Jury was out 24 hours.
, CLAIMS FILED
All Sorts of Ai
Tonie to Light
Under tlie Ny liability Law
Olynipla, Wash., Oct. 18l More than
100 claims for damages under the new
employers liability law, have beea
filed with the state commission since
Oct. 1st. They Include all kinds ot
accidents from death by drowning lu
a log jam, to a Seattle Btreet car
ductors complaint that he wants (8
damages for a strained back, sustained
when he lifted baby's gocart oft a
car. " ,. .,. ,
Consideration of the various claims
will be taken up by the commissioners
next week. . .
Clark Not an Aspirant.
Dallas, Texas, Oct. 18. Speaker of
the House Champ Clark branded the
report that his presidential headquar-
ters at Washington have been closed,
as false, because he never had any.
Clark said he hadn't been soliciting
any aid or hadn't even conversed
about his running for the nomination.
MORE CONVINCED THAN EVER OF
HIS PET SCHEME. '
Wants Government to Own and Oper.
ate Facilities toMJne CoaL
Seattle, Oct. 18. "I returned .from
Alaska more firmly convinced than
ever that the government should open
coal mines, primarily for supplying
the government's own need on the Pa
ciflo coast, secondly for furnishing
coal at a reasonable cost to the con
sumer." This is the declaration today1
of Senator . Poindexter who has Just
returned with Gifford Plnchot from
Alaska.. The senator said this scheme
would necessitate the government
owning ships and docks. He advocates
the reservation of the coal lands suf
ficient for this purpose and the adop
tion of a plan so that private enter
prise could open and mine the re
mainder. Plnchot Intimated he hadn't
changed his first opinions.
Poindexter stated he was prepared
to fight for the passage at the next
t congress of his bill which provides for
the government ownershlD of Alaskan
coal mines and the government own
ership of transportation facilities for
bringing coal to the United States. He
said a moderate sum could make Con
troller Bay a gbod harbor. : v ;
BIG SHIP LINES ACTIVE.
Opening of Panama Canal Expected) to
Increase Shipping". , .
Seattle, Oct 18. Anticipating' heav
ier shlpplpgwitlkthe opening, of the
Panama canali the, American-Hawaiian
Steamshij Company .has placed an. or
der for four, large steamships with
the Maryland Steel company at a
cost of $3,2000,000. The contract' pro
vides that the first ship shall be built
in 12, months and the fourth In 22i the
vessels win approximate 12,000" tons
Re. Dr. Davles Consecrated.-
Worcester, Mass., Oct. 18. The Rev.
Dr Thomas Frederick Davles, Jr, for
eight years rector of All Saints'
church, his city, was today consecrat
ed bishop of the Protestant Episcopal
diocese of Western Massachusetts. The
ceremony took place In Alt Saints'
church in the presence of a large as
semblage of bishops, clergy and lay
men. Bishop Tuttle of St. Louis pre
sided and was assisted by Bishop
Lawrence of Massachusetts and Bish
op Brewster of Connecticut. Bishop
Burgess of Long Island preached the
sermon 'and Bishops Johnson of Lbs
Angeles and Williams of Michigan
were the presenters. The complete
ritualistic ceremony of the church was
carried out in the consecration.
Tin SWING IS
"SOLID SOUTH" WILL
BE INCLUDED IN
THE CIRCLE , v
LA FOLLETTE'S NOMINATION
MAY HAVE RELATION TO IT
Eighteen Days to Be Addetf to PresJ.
dent TatTs Tour This Time Sue
cial Train Has Narrow Escape from
Wreck Last Night While Running
Fifty jnies an Hour Near Kelso. .
- LA FOLLETTE BEHIND MOVE- S
S "y . . ' ' Q
f Washington, Oct' 18. Progres- $
? slves here attribute the exten- $
f slon of Taft's trip south is to end
the movement of La Follette's
presidential nomination by the $
Chicago progressive conference $
S yesterday. ' :
Aboard Taft Special. Enroute 'to wIU fight cn the,dynamlt tneory- .
D n . .6 , ' ! Attorney Darroc resumed Inter
file, uct. isPresident Taft today ; rogatlon
ot McKee, the last venireman
decided to extend his seeing the coun- pagBed, and finally challenged him be
try tour noV within two weeks of j cause he believed dynamite destroyed
completion by, 18 days more. The
new program will carry him through
the southern, middlewest and south
and cuts off his Pittsburg jaunt He
will tour Virginia, West Virginia, Ken
tucky and Tennessee, reaching Wash
ington Nov. 18th, Instead of the first.
(From Pittsburg his train will be at
tached to regular trains and the spe
cial discarded. ' ;;
Taft Train Hag Narrow Escape.
The Taft party is discussing , the
narrow escape from a wreck 20 miles
west of Kelso, Nevada, last night. The ! Jensen said he had read the Mc
train was running 56 miles an hour Namara's statements and consldera
when the engineer discovered a drive ble of what Burns had alleged against
wheel had slipped a tire. It took an the McNamaraa and said It would re
hour to get started again. quire the strongest testimony to make
TYPICAL CHINESE NAVY SCENES.
I V V i
Photos by American Press Association. '
Sailor Life on the Hal Chi, a nderu Chinese war vessel which will piny
Ion important part In the present Chinese uprising If the revolt is not
I HEADH IN
LAWYERS IN TILT AND
JUDGE ORDERS BOTH
TO BE QUIET
D ARROW PASSES SEVERAL
.VENIREMEN FOE CAUSE
McNaniara Trial Not Progressing as
. All Veniremen Tried Are Passed for
, Cause or. Challenged by the Dt
fense Severul Confideut Dynamite
Was Used In Times Horror.
Los Angeles, Oct. 17. John Rob
erts, a land dealer, Robert Bain, a
carpenter, H, Quackenbush, a retired
expressman, A. Mcintosh, a baker. T.
W. Adams, retired, and George Mc
Kee, a builder, had been passed "for
cause" when the McNaraara trial op
ened today. They had yet to run the
gauntlet of the prosecution and re, i-
tion of the last two is problematical.
The defense has thrown aside all pre
tense now, and shows Its Intention to
demolish the case by proving the ex
I plosion was caused by gas. The state
the Times. The prosecution objected
and Judge Bordwell said he : would
pass upon McKee's qualifications la
v , State Calk Jensen Fair.,- '
Darrow questioned Otto Jensen, 'a
farmer, next, and challenged him la-
I ter for bias because he didn't like the
'labor unions. The Judge said he
would decide on Jensen later, after
the prosecution had asserted he was
fair.' V ',"-:"Y:;'' ,-'''"''.
" Veniremen Had Opinions. ,
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him believe anything but that dyu
mite" caused the explosion, i !
This session was marked by sen
sational rebukes by the Judge when
Darrow and Fredericks Indulged In
personalities over" an "nlnlonated ve
nireman." He Informed him that such
tactics would not be tolerated. Dar
row was sarcastic and hitter.
Gov. Potkier for Another Term.
providence, R. I., Oct. 18. The re-
publtcau state' convention met In In
tantry hall today with Congressman
George H. Utter presiding. As there
were no contests for places on the
state ticket the work of the convention
was speedily accomplished. Governor
Aram J. Pothier was renominated
amid great enthusiasm. ". Lieutenant
Governor Zenas W. Bliss and other
leading state officials were likewise
renominated. The platfor mdeclares
pies of protection ns enuncated In the
last national platform of the republi
can party. As regards state issues
most emphasis Is placed on the neces
sity of tax revision.
SEVEN1Y-FIVE DELEGATES PRE?.
" ENT AT COVE. , "'.,"'
Every Suuiher InstructlTe Cove
Royal Host to Visitors. V
Cove, Oct. , 18. (Special) -Seventy-
five delegates are present here to par
ticipate In the annual Union county
Sunday school convention which con
vened yesterday for a three-day ses
sion. The election ; of officers will
conclude the program tomorrow after
Every number slated for the prd
gram today is being carried out and
a very successful convention is being
held. The attendance Is much larger
than anticipated and every numiber
has been exceptionally instructive and
entertaining. Cove people are outdo
ing themselves" la hdspitality and en
tertainment of the delegates and
speakers at the convention.
The Sunday schools represented are
located at Elgin, Crkkett Flat, Sum
merville, Imbler, Allcel, Island City,
the different church at La Grande, the
varipus churches at Union and Cove.
Last night the address of welcome
by Rev. Powell of the Cove Episcopal
church was followed by a response
by Mrs. Cocruin of Union, and the
address of the evening was delivered
by Revt Chas. Phlpps, secretary of
Sunday school work in Oregon. To
day's morning session consisted of
song service led by Rev. Dressier cf
Imbler; readlrig Of reports of the Sun
day schools and. a round table con
ducted by Rev. Phlpps.
The afternoon session was com
menced with everyone complimenting
the "monstrous" dinner served with
80 plates laid In the home of F. F.
Williams. "The biggest dinner ever
served in Union county'" was the ver
dict. Rv. Trueblood of Elgin led the
devotion meeting this afternoon and
tonight Rev. Phlpps will again ad
dress the delegates. , ,
SEARCH OF THE WYE CONTINUES
Repudiation of Shakespear, Pecle,
Oreene and Spencer Expected.
London, Oct. 18. OrVllle W. Owen
the American Shakespearian investtr
gator, has announced that he' has not
abandoned his search of the river Wye
for the hidden manuscripts which he
Is convinced will prove that Bacon
not only wrote Shakespear's plays
but all the works of Peele, Greene,
Marlow and Spencer.
The Duke of Beaufort, who has aid
ed Owen believes In Owen's cipher
theory and that Bacon lived, died and
was reincarnated many times.
BOTH TEAMS ELATED
AT NEEDED REST TO
SHIBE FIELD SOAKED BY
ALL-NIGHT RIN ON CANVAS
"Kulen Marmjard .Scheduled to Twirl
for Giants Tomorrow and BPsf Is
Athletics Contented for Same Ra
sou, aud All Elated at Postponement.
Philadelphia, Oct. 18. The fourth
championship game scheduled for ,
Philadelphia today, was postponed on
account of the bad condition of the
grounds because rain fell all night
. The Giants are elated over the de
lay as they believe the rest will put
"Rube" Marquard , who Is scheduled
to pitch the fourth- game, In .better ,
shape, and they declare Matbewson '
would be better off with a rest, too.
The Athletics are contented also be
cause" their pitchers will jet the same
advangtage, . I 3X3-
$hibe field was soaked, despite the
canvas covering and the national
commission, In calling the game off.
decided that even rf the rain stopped, u
the field was too muddy for a gam
today. . '
POLICE AFTER SUSPECT.
Ellsworth Crime Stirs Citizens to Con
duct Thorough Search for Fiend.
Ellsworth, Km., Ocl 18. People
here today are flooding the wires re
questing the police throughout the
country to locate Charles MarzyckB, a
brother-in-law of Mrs. William Show
man, who with her husband and three
children, were murdered here a few
days ago. It Is declared Marzycks
was seen prowling around the home ,
the afternoon 6f the murder and has
several times threatened the family.
The police ridicule the theory that
the murder had a connection with the
Colorado sextuple murder.
PORTLAND HAS MURDERS
City Sulesiuua Kills Wife While She
Sits at Piano.
Portland, Oct 18. The bodies of
living Milllchamp and his wife were
found In their apartment In the Stan
ley, apartment house, today by the Jan
itor who had forced the door open
because the couple had pot been seen
since Monday.' He had shot her be
hind the ear as she was playing the
piano and then killed himself. No
reason Is known.
Milllchamp was c'ty salesman for
the Standard Oil. . ,
DISTINCTION SAID TO BE IN LINE
He of Physic Fame Salif to Hare Beea
Promised Great Honor.
'Stockholm, Oct 18. It Is reported
here that Thomas Edison will be
awarded the Nobel prize this year for
his distinguished ' achievements In
physics. , '
The prize is one fifth of the Inter
est of a $9,000,000 fund and carries
with it a great deal of honor beside
the financial returns.