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VOLUME NO. 16
GRANDE UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
MONDAY. DECEMBER 4, 1911.
j BRIEF SESSION IS WIT-
NESSED BY PACKED
AND SHERMAN EAOI
PRESIDE AT THE FUNCTIONS
Committees Appointed to Wait Upon
president Taft and Committees Draft
Resolutions of Condolences Galler
ies Crowded with Interested Specta
tors Quorums Present.
Washington, Dec. . 4.-JWIth the
thump of an, ivory handled gavel In
the good right hand of Speaker Champ
Clark and the polite tapping of his
desk hy Vice President Sherman, the
first session of the 62nd congress op
ened for business at precisely 12
Galleries were as usual filled to the
limit with spectators. Feminine rela
tives of the members and lights of so-
latest in winter fashions. Kay frowns
I provided especially for this occasion
land for society functions to' follow.
fAbout 85 per cent of the members ob
'served the custom of , statesmen by
1 wearing brand new suits.
For Washington it was the annual
gala day, second only to inauguration
jday, and the townspeople awakened
from the lethargy of vacation time.
Hotels and rooming houses have been
tor weeks in a disordered state from
jthe activities of plumbers, "paper hang-
BIER! ASSERT HOD
Wife of Juror Bain Confesses To Hav
ing Received MoneyMany Ar
rests Are Forthcoming
Vrs, painters and scrubwomen. The
upproacuiug arrival cf nearly Knn
Statesmen, an army of employes and
1 the crowd of Bmooth-looking gentle
men in constant attendance through
nt sessions of congress, behooved the
loramerdal hosts to make alluring the
juarters for prospective guests.
On the floors of the senate and
louse, members were busy Bhaklng
ands with one another felicitating
helr friends and other survivors of
he torrid Bpecial session of. last Bum
pier, in striaing contract to voe re
anion of a year ago there was an ab-
Ience of gloom, Then; it was that
bout 125 members of the senate and
ouse came from the November bat-
es, wherein they were shot from their
jercnea in tne nans oi iame. louay
ley were in aerial spirits, beaming
nd cheerful. Later scores of them
HI prance through the stately halls
if the capltol with wrinkled brows and
erves on edge as they look forward
the elections of next year. Records
ade during the session will boost or
Jlast the ambitions of all the mcm
fers of the house and of 31 senators
fao will be returned or dropped out
fy the sovereign citizen when he goes
the polls next November.
House Session Important.
Confronted with the weightiest
iiestlons of public policy, the demo
ratlc house of representatives met, to
i repare itself for what promises to be
ne of the most Important sessions of
xmgress in the last half century.
I With a prospective candidate for
e presidency, Champ Clark, at the
yeaker's desk, the house came to or
fer at noon, the floor filled with a fair
Attendance of both democrat and re
fublican members. The right Bide cf
ne center aisle, where the democrats
i)t. was well filled, and the republican
fde of the house was besprinkled with
lembers of the minority.
I With the tariff legislation and the
,ntl-truBt law widely agitated, a stren
ipus session for the lower body of the
iatlonal legislature la assured.
j Minority Leader "Jim" Mann, of II
fnols, took his place at the left '?
i V dividing center aisle without o
ptatlon but with a serious air that
ttokened trouble from the majority,
f Crowded galleries greeted Champ
ark with a round of applause as ne
fcended the rostrum to call thefirst
Jeetlng of the session to order. He
Ped to the right and left, nodding
lasantly to his friends on the floor
he pounded the marble desk with
Is gavel. A hush Tell over the cliam
8r as the chaplain of the house, the
'ev. Henry N. Couden arose to pray,
s the Mind chaplain Implored the
lessing of the Almighty upon the
athering, its accomnlishments and Its
5ms, a hush fell upon the crowd. At
ie conclusion of the prayer Speaker
Indianapolis, Bee. 4, "InTestigatlon
Into the dynamite cases growing out
of the McJiamara case by the United
States authorities has uncovered the
most damnable plot ever entered Into
in this cooutry," gold United States
District Attorney Miller, today. Tne
time has arrived! when such unsafe
leaders as Gompers must be retired.
Destruction of life and property must
cease. The people will know all the
facts at the proper time." .
Los Angeles, Dec. 4. District Attor
ney Fredericks expects another brib
ery confession today. ; If not, there win
be another arrest 1-reaertcKS
that Joror Bain, whose wife accepted
a bribe In his behalf, would not be ar
rested at the present time, ,
Los Angeles, Dec.. 4. That Clarence
Darrow, the chief counsel for the de
fense in the McNaraara case, is to be
arrested on a charge of bribing Jur
ors was the report circulated by those
near the prosecution. Today Freder
icks said: "I haven't any intention of
arresting Darrow as yet'
When aBked direct if he- would ar
rest Darrow, ' Prosecutor Fredericks
declined to talk further.
"Do you Intend to arrest Darrow for
bribery?" was asked.
"I wouldn't tell if I could," snapped
Namaras is under surveillance today
of United States agents, who, armed
with Federal Attorney Miller's evi
dence, are preparing to arrest those
believed guilty. It is eaid at least
nine men will be arrested soon.
Among the charges are: Conspiracy
against the federal laws; illegal ship-.
pins without permit; and the use of
the malls by persons who knew the
MlcNamaras were guilty, to solicit
President of Union Kissing.
The whereabouta of Frank Ryan
president of the International Associ
ation of Bridge and Structural Iron
T.riir" 'Wmr was mc
retary, is the cause of much specula
tion. Employes at the headquarters
of the union here say they haven't
heard a word from him since he went
to the American Federation of Labor
convention at Atlanta. Ryan Is due at
the end of this week when the execu
tive board will consider the pleas of
Would Aid Families.
Washington, Dec, 4. The unions
here are suggesting that the McNam
ara fund be turned over to families
of the 21. victims of the Times explo
sion. The idea originated in the gov
ernment printing office.
A rests Coming Soon.
Cleveland, Dec. 4.- "Watch out for
THE LESSON FOR TODAY.
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Boor in New York Harald.
WEBB PORTRAIT IfflfflH"
ILiilES IJi LODGE FiCESJS FATE
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IITJNG IISIN DEFEATS
LI TOR HIGHEST
XANKIAO CAPITAL OF SEW
General H Is Vit0 PresIdentatIoa.
al Cabinet Also Selw led During an
Anulstice That Lasted for Three
Dj s-Tkirtaeu Out of the Eighteen
v Shanghai, Dec." 4.-At a provisional
-volutlou government meeting her
today Nanking was selected as th
capltal.or the proclaimed republic; The
meeting elected Huang Hsin president
and General Ll vice president. Thir
teen of the is provinces were repre
sented. A national cabinet was also
selected. . ,
Armistice Is Ja Effect
Tokio, Dec. 4. Counsellor MatsuL
of the foreign office, left Tokio for Pe
kinc haatllv todav to oonfer with Min. .
ister iuln "regarding the" possible' Jap-"'"
anese lntereventlon in China during
the three days' armistice from Sunday
agreed upon at Wu Chang. England,'
Russia and France support Japan and ;
they believe that peace Is likely soon.
KtVCE WAR BREAKS OUT.
Governor of Oklahoma to Be Asked to
Send Troop to Scene
FIRST OBLE GIUSD AN HONORED
GUEST SATURDAY NIGHT.
arrest any hour," is the word sent out
"Have you any evidence against bar- by the National Erectors' association Ex.state Treasurer Webb Presents the
row for bribery?". ' following a conference toaay netween. Loca Lodge With Llfe-She Portrait
I won't answer that" H. B. Brady, secretary of the assocla-l .....
It is believed negotiations are pro- tion, and Detective Burns who arrived SIore moment0us 'than any gather-
grossing to end the bribery scandal as thlji morning. - j jng held,' by the, fldd,, Fejlows'j lodge
the business men are. of the opinion; ' ".-'V- ' ; v inHLa Granil was the annual roll call
that Los Angeles la getting too mucn
free advertising of the sort they don't
FAR-FAMED INSURANCE CASE TO
, : l. BE HEARD.
KImniel Trbil Is Singular in
Phases and Scope.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 4. The.cele
brated case of George A. Kimmel, "th
man oT mystery," la to have an airing
in the courts again this week., in the
federal court here today the suit
Manford, Okla., Dec. 4.--Follow!ng
the deaths of two whites and two ne
groes in a race battle here, a petition
to the governor asking that troops be
called out, Is in circulation. The no
groes are reported to be arming, and
another fight is feared. The latest
trouble Is the result of the efforts of
two negroes to hold up whites.
King ana yueen iirceue. .... .j session last Saturday night whereat
Bombay, Dec. 4. King George and a ,lfe ze painting of Uncle George
want. It is almost certain that the wueen wary are uusy iouay pajiuB Webb of Pendleton was presented to brought by Klramel's heirs and other!
McNamaras will he sentenced toinor-. state visits to the exhibition receiving the lodg0 ag a glft by Mr, Webb. Anx- interested parties to recover ' the
row. James will get life and John J. he native princes. The little princes lous t0 flnd a safe and permanent amount of a policy held by the missing
will draw about 14 years. It is re- .were permitted to klSs the royal hand abode for wlljcn the ex-Btate treasur- man In the New York Life Insurance
norted that the McNamaras will tell, and were given a few gracious words er posed before a German artist in company was called for trial. This
only about themselves and wont "turn wmie tne pig ones were auowea time Portlanil 24 years ago. Mr. Webb con
state's evidence" and implicate others, .to chat and received presents and dec- cluded to present the La Grande lodge
t of Odd Fellows with the valuable piece
, PACKERS FJLE DEMANDS.- A
Appear Before Supreme Court With
Petition for Ifclense.
Juror's Wife Confesses.
Lbs Aneeles, Dec. 4. With detec-
of art and choosed th'e roll call night
feet plans for the most progressive Impressive manner and the gratitude
movement ever undertaken by any en
gineering organization. More than 40
committees are being appointed, "each
one of which is to investigate some
of the lodge toward Mr. Webb was ex
pressed by others as well.
: Was First Noble Grand.
Tlio D-lff 4a MnaMallv nrlznd hprmiRM
particular industry and thus permit Mr Webb toe flrat nobla grand of
Progressive Movement of Engineers.
Von, Vnrir nan ' . niamhsn nf tha on thft mnf flttin v nprnnlnn tn he-
lives guarding the home of one of the American Society 0I Mechanical En- stow the gift. Past Grand Master
permanent Jurors ln the McNmara gineers from all over the ' United' and Sovereign Grand Lodge Repre
case, who was bribed, it Is alleged, gtateB seyeral foreign counJ flentatlve IL E. Cool Idge made the pre
and with Mrs. Robert Baln. wife ot trle8.wlll meet nere thla week to per.J gentation speech in his characteristic
another permanent juror, navmK ium
ed over $500 to District Attorney Fred
ericks which she alleged was paid her
as "earnest money" on a J5.000 bribe
to influence her husband to save Mc
Namara, interest in the case centered
today on the bribery developments
The. Franklin case, scheduled for the
court today, was postponed a week ana
it is reported her would then plead
guilty to a minor phase of the case
and be given lenelncy. .
Fredericks absolutely denied that
pressure from big business sources
who wished to Influence the city elec
tion tomorrow had anything to do with
the case. It Is Intimated that one of
.the biggest lawyers for the defense
fense might be arrested soon for im
nlication in the bribery. '
'I know nothing ot the matter but
I am here If the district attorney wants
me," said Clarence Darrow.
Jurors Bain said: "My wife told all
to the district attorney.' I cannot say
at this time how much I know of the
matter. She can speak for herBelf.
Woman Near Prostration.
Mrs. Bain said: "I told the district
attorney everything. I'm so broken
up over it all.vl can hardly think. It
Is terrible. The world will never un
. She said after Bain was drawn as a
Juror she was worried almost to death
by detectives. "I cannot say how it
happened," she said, concerning why
she had accepted the bribe. She ae
nled that Franklin had "offered her
money.', ..:' fvrXi72JT
In Justice Young's court, Gage posi
tlvely asserted that Franklin was In
nocent when asking for a continuance
of the case. '
(Continued on Pago 5.)
Indianapolis, Dec. 4. Every pernor
even remotely connected with the Me
the Boclety to serve It for the better
ment of social and industrial condi
tions. Aside from the betterment to
the Industrial world f,rom the Intro
duction ot standardized and more
economical methods, it Is expected
that this movement will aid greatly in
bringing the engineering profession
Into a share of that prominence and
leadership now largely held by men
In other walks of life. The sessions
of the meeting will begin tomorrow
and continue until Saturday. Dr. A
C, Humphreys, president of Stevens
institute and also president of the
American Society of Mechanical En
gineers, will preside.
the La Grande lodge. . This was Id
1867 when the charter was granted
and the lodge lived In cramped cir
cumstances before It attained size and
prestige. The struggle the original
membership went through was aptly
told in a stirring address by "Uncle"
George Saturday night.
In his presentation speech Mr. Cool
idge brought out some Interesting
facts about Mr. Webb, about the lodge
here and historical facts In general:
George W. Webb was born In Wash
ington county, Maryland. September 4
"824. His family moved to Hannibal,
(Continued on Page Eigne
wiwf Tillni niiBr
INTO JUSTICE COURT TODAY
George Craig was placed on prelim- very seriously slashed with; a knife
mary Hearing tnis. atternoon before
Justice Williams to answer for his as,
sault on James Slack, an lntlmato'
friend, whom he nearly killed in an
assault tn the boiler room of the Am
algamated Sugar company " factory
some time ago. Craig, it was said,
was drank and bad gone to the fac
tory to wreak vengeance on aome men
and when his old-time friend, Slack
tried to prevent any disturbance he
was set upon, witnesses say, and was
There were few hopes entertained for
Slack's recovery but he la now out of
danger. . ' ' ; .'.' 1 '
The charge preferred against Craig
is that of assault with Intent to kilL
Attorney C, H. Finn Is counsel for the
defendant and the state Is represented
by the district attorney F. 8. Ivanhoe.
Craig did not waive examination and
the hearing proceeded shortly after 2
will be the second trial of the cbbo. In
the first trial the Jury disagreed, being
unable to determine to their own sat
isfaction whether Kimmel was dead or
alive. Since the first trial there have
been some new and Interesting devel
opments and it is believed that the
present trial may solve the mystery
that has puzzled the people of halt a
dozen states for nearly 15 years.
The Kimmel case Is among the most
I singular In this country, Involving the
identity of a man supposed to be dead.
George A. Kimmel was born in Miles,
Mich., in 1867. After receiving his ed
ucation in the public schools he en
tered the employ of his uncle, Chas
A. Johnson, as a bank clerk. Later he
engaged In real estate and Investments
in Omaha, and still later he became
cashier of the Farmers' State bank at
Arkansas City, Kas. He was president
of various 'corporations which owed
money to his .uncle's bank and other
In July, 1898, while cashier at Ar
kansas City Kimmel went to Topeka
to have some bonds redeemed. From
Toneka' he went to Kansas City. Re
alizing he could not reach Kansas City
before the close of banking hours, he
telephone his bank correspondent to
have 530.20 brought over to the Mid
land hotel, He arlved at the hotel and
the cashier handed him the currency
Immediately after he left the hotel and
from that hour he has never been seen
alive,- according to the declaration of
his relatives and intimate acquaint
ances. . ? '
Tha Kimmel family attempted to
collect insurance after the seven-year
period, after which a missing man Is
presumed to be dead. Kimmel, three
months before his disappearance, had
taken out insurance to the value of
about $25,000. At the time of his dls
appearance, according to evidence In
troduced at the first trial of the In
surance suit, Kimmel .owed nearly
145,000, which has flfnee been made
good. v, .
In the meantime the Insurance com
pany discovered a man In the asylum
Washington, Dec. 4, Attorneys for
the Armours and nine other Chicago
packers, charged with criminal con
spiracy under the Sherman law, today
filed a motion In the United States
supreme court, asking for a review of
the habeas corpus proceedings, lnter
ed in their behalf in the United States
circuit court in Chicago.
Wolter Appeal Comes I p.
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 4. The appeal:
of Albert W. Wolter from his convic
tion of murder in the first degree of
Ruth Wheeler In New York came up
for argument before the court, of ap
peals today. Wolter has been an In
mate of the death house at Sing Sing
prison the past 18 months. His crime
which was committed on March 23,
1910, was of an unusually brutal and
fiendish nature and created a great
sensation at the time. According to
the evidence given at the trial he lur
ed his victim, a girl ot 15 years, to his
rooms on the pretext hat he wanted
to hire her as a stenographer. After
making a fr'minal attack on tbe girl
he is alleged to have strangled her to
death and then dismembered and part
ly burned her body, which was later
discovered In the fireplace.
Alleged Wife Slayer on TrlaU
Sherman, Texas,. Dec. 4. The case
ot Louie Coffman, which was brought
hero on change of venue from McKln
ney,: was called for trial today before
Judge Jones ot.the Fifteenth District
court. Coffman is charged with kil
ling his wife at their home near Me
lissa about two years ago. His first
trial was held at McKinney and re
sulted in a verdict of guilty and a sen
tence to death. Later the court of
criminal appeals reversed the case. '
Fair Malingers In Session.
(Continued oa Page C.)
Chicago, 111.. Dec. 4. The annual
meeting of the American Association ,
of Fairs and Expositions began In
this city today and will continue over j
tomorrow. The association member-
ship comprises the managers and di
rectors of many of the leading state
and provincial fairs of the United
States and Canada. lui