La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959, November 10, 1911, Image 1

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Threatens to Put all to the Sword
Who Appear In His Way on the Ad
vance to Peking aiany Foreigners
. Are in Danger From Attack and
l,reptIons to Guard the Legations
Shanghai Nov. 10 n
anti-forelen outbreak whlh mov
pel a foreign Intervention Is today
uicvcu uuro 10 De ine most menac
ing feature of the antl-Ma'nchu strug
gle now convulsing the country. Re
ports from various sources say the
victorious rebels, hitherto protecting
the foreigners, are changing their atti
tude. This Is due, It Is said, to the
fact that foreigners in treaty ports are
favoring the Imperialists. ThreatB are
made that vengeance will be exacted
unless the foreigners observe neu
trality. AU Enrope fa. Defied. .
. At Tien Tsin the situation Is seri
ously Btrained. Rebels are provoked
at the Insistence of the consular de-
' mand that rebels under (general Chang
. remain, outside the city instead of oc
cupying It preliminary to . advancing
, on Pekln. Chang, exasperated by the
alleged partiality of the foreigners, is
marching on Peking and threatens If
'Europeans detachments are iheve to
make any attempt to bar their En
trance, every opposing soldier, whUe
or yellow, will be put to the sword.
J ; Ammunition Given Legation.
Cartridges were issued to the lega
tion guards here today in anticipation
of an anti-foreign outbreak. A - sim
ilar uprising is feared In Tien Tsin.
Operation of the Peklng-Kalgau rail
road Is abandoned today, thus cutting
ofT all hope of escape for the Imperial
family If they haven't already fled.
Father-In-Law Attacks Relative hnt Is
Fatally Hurt
Walla Walla. Nov. 10 Warned over
the phone by Mrs. Arvin that her hus
band Ed. Arvin, was on his way to
the home of his son-in-law, Robert
Beers, to shoot up the family, Clyde
Beers, Robert's brother, awaited the
old man with a shot gun an.d fatally '.
wounded him with five shots in the
body, when Arvin appeared and shot
at him. j
Recently Arvin, who Is an electrl-'
clan, had trouble with Peers end his
wife says he vowed to clean them out. 1
The Arvin family says Beers, who la
under arrest, can't be blamed.
1 Intimated That Trust Has Taken Cne
. and Will Voluntarily Reorganize.
Washington, Nov. 10 Voluntary re
organization of the International Har
vester company Is predicted , today
when general counsel Bancroft of the
-trust conferred with Assistant Attor
ney General Fowler. It Is understood
the department of justice Intimated
' that it had sufficient evidence against
the combine to Institute a suit, of
equity and it was best for the cor
poration to reorganize, voluntarily. :
Trouble Between Guard Strikebreaker
and Strikers a Menace. '
Many ladles and children were
menaced by a row In the depot just
before the arrival of the evening train
when a striker, the guard at the door
and a strikebreaker figured In a dls
" tasteful set-too that kept the ladfes
on tiptoe fearing a vicious outbreak
of violence. The trouble commenced
with a word battle that drew the at
tention of the crowded corridors and
ended with, the striker and guard
clinching about the time that an of
ficer appeared and put things right
For a time It appeared that a rough
and tumble with a probability of more
seriouB consequences, was Imminent
but the arrival of policemen made It
possible for the strikebreaker to reach
the train in safety and further ado
was quelled.
This is not the first rumpus of late
tt It ig only a few nights ago that a
dozen shots were fired In the vicinity
of the yards, though there Is no defl
iite Information that It was the strlk
r who precipitated It, Last night's
)pfl'a!r. however, was In plain view of
! Fight Lead by Spokane ami Partaken
io y i.a urauue leniporariiy Lost
Because Commerce Court Issues In
Junction Commerce Court in Dan.
r r Kltmtnntion Klioiild PrtuoNd
Bill Pass. '
Washington, Nov. 10. Following
repeated action of the United States
supreme court In reversing the cbdcl
sion recently rendered of the Interstate
Commerce commission Congressman
Sims of Tennessee, plans to lutroduce
at the next congressional session a
bill abolishing the commerce court.
He claims the commission and the
court have been clashing and as a re
sult, nullify each other. -
It Is believed the house would pass
the bill. Reductions In inter-mountain
territory and middle western
states would go Into effect Wednesday
had the commerce court by its Injunc
tions, not delay reductions, pending
Its Investigation. The fight for the
reduction was begun by Spokane ten
years ago and people felt safe as they
won before the commission and then
the commerce court Issued an injunc
tion yesterday. .
One Nullifies the Other.
Sima says the commerce courtNs
action may undo all the years of fight
ing and the commission's decision
had done. The bill specifically plans
to repeal that section of the commerce
creating the jourt. It is expected
th commission will go to- ,fche su
preme court to find out lust how far
the tommerce court's powers extend.
La Gimde will feel the effects of
the commerce court ipjunctlon as
shippers ad the public at larro in
this city were to benefit by the clear
cut rulinsr of the Interstate commerce
commission holding that shipments
originating where there is no water
competition cannot be. charged water
terminal rates. ,
Man Slashed by Craig Thought on
Way to Recovery From Wounds.
James Slack Is. on the way to re
covery if encouraging . indications at
the hospital late this afternoon are
to be permanent. It Is still to early
to predict with any degree of certain
ty that he will recover but physicians
are encouraged at his, condition today.
It was reported about. the city last
night and this morning that Slack had
died, but this, of course, is erroneous.
Slack 'was badly cut and slashed by
George Craig, his old-time friend, two
night ago at the sugar factory where
Slack was attempting to keep Craig
from Injuring others. The assailant
Is still In jail awaiting further devel
opments of the case., f
Business and Public Good.
New York. Nov. 10. Elbert E. Gary,
head of the United State steel cor
poration; George W. Wickersham, at
torney general of the United States;
George W. Perkins, JohnJJays Ham
mond and Frank A. Vanderllp, togeth
er with other financiers, captains of
Industry, educators and public officials
of note, gathered In the metropolis
today for a discussion of the subject
of "Business and Public Welfare." The
Academy of Political Science in New
York, a Cplumbla university affiliation
brought them together .the occasion
being the academy's 31st annual meet
ing. The sessions will continue over
tomorrow. .-.
This aftertfoon Dr. Mollter was
asked by many business men to
let his name be used as a candi
date for mavor. He at first refus
ed but finally agreed to take the
matter under advisement.
To Be Cuban Giants Xow.
New York, Nov. 10. A baker's Cozeti
of the New York Giants bade sdlen to
Broadway today and set sa'l for the
land of (jlpars and senorltas. The
contenders In the recent world's ser
pq plan to snend a good part of the
"'ntr In C"bn nlnvlner gamrs with
the Cuban league teams. .
Menof Affairs
V . X,
David Steward ,the disciple of John Cprt who is right now busy talk
vlng "The Golden Girl," who comes. to the Steward tomorrow night.
Mr. Steward was caught by Cartoonist Glrard In a familiar poe
, and the genial show bouse manager Is caught with the characterls-
tier smile. He is being complimented onn the fine string of shows
his house will present this winter.
- NO SNOW. :.
Lighter Team at Some Disadvantage
on Wet and Soggy Field.
Le, Garrlty; It, Casey; c, Bohn-
nkamp; rg Carpy; rt, Snider;
re, Couch; quarter; Reynolds; ?
If, Ralston; f, Lottes (captain) t
rh, Bolton. Utilities: Geddes, f
Huff, Carroll. Carjy and Craw-
ley. .
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La Grande's padded gladiators will
trot out on a snowy field sawdusted
rather than- calsomlned tomorrow
promptly at 3 o'clock when the foot
ball struggle between Baker high and
La Grande high takes place. Sno
and mud may reduce the La Grande
chances If' winning aealnst superior
weight but It will not forestall the
game for it will be played snow or no
snow. The audience will tflnd a dry
grand stand from where the game can
be readily witnessed.
Interest in the contest will he stir
red to white heat tonight when a big
rally will be held in the down town
district and then rooters and players
will rest until - tomorrow afternoon
when both will exert themselves to
the last inch. The game is probably
the only real bl ame of the year and
the championship of Eastern Oregon
Is at stake, Thoueh a dry field Is
manifestly of advantage to the lighter
La Granders. still the local are confi
dent of a victory.- The entire week
has been devoted to defensive work
and Coach Caylor this evening pro
nounced his men In fine fettle to meet
the formidable Baker miners.
R. E. Reynolds, O. A. C. will prob
able handle the ball and the Baker
school will supply the umpire.
Taft to Visit Knoxvflle.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., . Nov. 10. -Knox-vllle
has completed arrangements for
the welcome and entertainment of
Prsident Taft who Is to be the guest of
this city tomorrow forenoon. The
president m "expected to arrive before
0 o'clock and will be the guest at
breakfast of the board of trade. A
visit to the Appalachian exposition
grounds, a public nddresH In the Audi
torium and sn ""lnborate luncheon will
complete 'the program. ., '
in Union County
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Condemned Negress Given Reprieve
j ii one laii investigates.
Suwanee, -Tenn., Nov. 10. Pathetic
pleas for the Ufa of a Degress, Mrs.
Hattle Lomax, sentenced to hang In
th District Of CnllimMa fn k..
band's murder, interrupted President
xaitg viBii ioaay. He granted her a
reprieve of 90 days pending a person
al Investigation. There la A. OAmnnlorn
on to save her through sentiment.
Mrs. Lomax In under nontonoa
death on Nov. 20. If she hangs she
win De ine nrBt woman suffering the
death penalty In the district since Mrs.
Suratte was hanged for complicity In
the assassination of Ahrhntn T.ln.
coin.." ": . . .
Today the president visited the uni
versity of South, the alma mater of
Major Butt, bis aide and of Former
Secretary of War Dickinson. He left
for Chattanooga this afternoon .
Precedent Set In Presence of Two
Highest Eastern Star Officials.
Grand Worthy Patron Clyde Evans
of the Order of Eastern 8tar, arrived
last night from Portland, spent the
night here and went on to Baker this
morning to visit the chapter there. He
returns to La Grande tomorrow and
at the same time Mrs. Pauline Moore
Riley, the Worthy Grand Matron will
come to La Grande and for the first
time the two highest officers of the
state will be present at the same time.
Present and past grand chapter o ffl
clals will also be present tomorrow
night The ceremonies commence
promptly at 7:30 and a banquet is to
follow. Mrs. Riley Is in Elgin tonight.
Booming PanamaPaciOc Show. '
Phoenix. Ariz., Nov. 10. A lars-e del
egation representor the San Fran
cisco Commercial club has arrived
here to participate In the celebration
of the Panama-Pacific . International
exposjtlon day. which Is to be observ
ed at the Arizona State Fair tomor
row. Fisheries Exhibition in Paris.
ParU. Nov. 10. Many countries are
-enres.nted In the International fish
eries exhibition w'llch opened in Paris
today. The exhibition Is under the
rnnfrol of the French irovernment. It
w'll continue opne until the end of
the year.
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From a Half Inc. 5 Foot Djn;ndlnir
on Altitude Is " xnt of Snowfall
Over Large Are .;yf 1 Lessened
Precipitation Tok -fc, Is a predic
tion With a Llkt V ft of a Cold
. ;. . . . :
One foot at Joseph. Same at
Kamela. About four Inches in 1
La Grande and Pendleton. The
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wcHiner moderating tnis arter- J
noon. Early date surprises far- J
mers. More snow threatened. 4
Sugar beets safe. ' - ,
Portland, Nov. 10. Th Pacific
northwest is today experience the first
snowfall for this time ol year In the
history of the weather bureau which
extends back 28 years. The storm Is
general.; In Oregon and Washington
west of the Cascades, snow In meas
ureable quantities fell, during' the
night. In the mountalQB: of Eastern
Oregon and Washlgton and Idaho from
half an Inch to a feet of snow covers
the ground, according to the altitude.
The temperature on the "coast this
morning was at freezing point. It Is
expected n cold snap will continue
several days with lessened preclpta
Hon after tonight. .i .V:--- .
Winter's garb of white has been
drawn around Eastern Oregon. From
Pendleton to Huntington considerable
snow has fallen the past 24 hours and
at high elevations, especially at Ka
mela,. the depth has reached one foor.
A severe drop In temperature is re
ported from Joseph yesterday wherj
about one foot of enow has . fallen;
other than this one place, the weather
has not been down to freezing. In
La Grande, Pendleton and Baker thj
snowfall is about four inches a
heavy soggy snow that will last un
til the sun breaks out and the mer
cury goes up. -
Fortunately the Amalgamated Su
gar company has all Its sugar beeti
du and slashed so that the early
winter does not In any way Injure the
beet crop; a condition sometimes a
fact when early winters set in,
High Court's Action In Re-brganizing
Tobacco Trust Is Resented.
New York, Npv. 10. Strenuous pro
tests against the action of the United
States court approving the re-organization
plans of the Tobacco trust were
registered at a meeting of Independent
tobacco interests last night. Reso
lutions appealing to President Taft
to carry the approval of the plan to
the supreme court for a final review,
were carried and the Independents in
timated that they will fight.
Student Missionary League.
Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 10. The
Georgia Normal and Industrial Col
lege Is playing host to the Georgia
Students' Missionary league which
met for Its sixth annual convention
here today. The league embraces 25
colleges and schools and Is the larg
est represntatlv body of college stu
dents In the south. The convention
Lwtll last three days and will be de-
ruicu ikj mo uiBvuBsiou 01 an poases
of missionary work. y
Thresher Manufacturers Confer.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 10. The annual
convention of the National Association
of Thresher Manufacturers began In
Chicago today, with headqunrtors at
the Auditorium hotel. The manufac
turers will spend two days In the dis
cussion of various matters relating tc
the Industry. .
Printers' Cost Congress.
Oklahoma City, Okla. Nov. 10. The
Southwest Printers' Cost congress be
gan a two days' Convention here to
day w!th a large attendance of em
ploying printers from New Mexico,
Arkansas. Texas and Oklahoma. Pres
ident G. M. Booth of Wichita is pre
siding over the sessions.
Fxpliilns Ills' Moth in First Slnlny
Petition and Then Retiring IUd
J.ns Plunt Upermost In His, Itenlla.
in? the Fro-cnl- pd fnr .
ft1? Ja .t T,1!'8 t?,vM , Money
Dr. M. K. Hall is not a candidate
for mayor at the Decerdber election
a month hnce today. For several days
ne nas been the only candidate In n,
field, but lack of sufficient time is
causing nis retirement.
Mr. Hall's retirement came ntlrMT
unexpectedly. When asked this after-
ua auer nis withdrawal had been
transmitted to the recorder, why he
had first signed his petition and then
withdrew it, he said.
"I asked Mr. Humphreys to with
draw my petition because after care
ful consideration I came to a realiza
tion of the fact that I had neither the
time nor the energy to spare for tha
Proper fulfillment of the duties of the
office to which I aspired, should I
be elected. -
"The reason I signed the pettlon
tht' be,leve1 taat Reeled I
could help to initiate and carry to
compleUon a plan of action which
rv0ni,re8ult ln our People having
available one of the most useful facil
ities orthe day. 1 refer to gas, which;
is recognized as one of the most com.
fortable as well as one of the most
economical convenience for tne
housekeeper,: when used as fuel espe
cially." . , .
"Both Baker .and Pendleton have
Had gas for
more people than either, of them, and
should be leading in ,,
of - metropolitan conditions rather
man rouowing m the wake.
"However, there are many other
citlaens who as mayor orthe city, can
help to accomplish these things. a
well as and probably better than I.
and so He never will be missed.'"
At the present writing there Is not .
a full slate of council candidates, but
these can be "developed" as it were,
in shorter space than a mayoralty
aspirant. Next week the socialist par
ty will nominate a ticket by conven
tion system a right falling to a mi
nority party 60 there will at least be
one aspirant In the public limelight
after, Wednesday, with an organized
party behind him.
Program to Bfl Rendered Soon With
Reception to Members.
The interdenominational missionary
meetings the women of the varoluB so
ctetles are holding had their latest
convocation at 1 the Presbyterian
manse last Monday. Each church Is
appointing committees for the pur
pose of calling upon the non-church,
members of the community that an
Increased Interest mar be . fostered
' and new members obtained. The-.
meeting wa well attended and a ;
growing "interest la plainly manifest.
They are to render a program at the
Baptist church on the 24th Inst, at
which a luncheon 1b to be served. The
purpose of this meeting Is to tender
a reception to the newly , acquire I
members. This, ' Hke the other as
semblings of this movement, Is strict
ly inter-denomlnatlonal.
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Calendars are mostly all awry
this year consequently the
good people of La Grande who
did not read the President Taft
proclamation are much at sea as
to when to serve the turkey.
Many almanacs claim Novera-
ber the 23rd as Thanksgiving
day whereas President Taft
who Is really the big mogul in
settling these date has select
ed November 30th. Tt Is not un- Q
likely that even yet with tlwse
extra forewarning that some
Thanksgiving dinners will be 8
served a wp?k prematurely. 1
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