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VOLUME NO. 16
GRANDE UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1911,
BUSffiSit! OHIO TUEHSEUIES
TO PUT OJD TO LftBOR RIOTS
ID LilESSIIESS EXISIG
Whereas, a number of persons have lately been insult
ed, abused and assaulted upon the streets and other pub
lic places in the city, and others have been threatened
with personal violence and injury and intimidated from
going upon ihe streets of the city, either on business or
pleasure, and from passing to and from their homes to
their places of business and labor; and
Whereas, the condition of affairs is such that the peace;
good order, business and trade interests ot the city have
been and are suffering and are being greatly injured and
damaged, and the fair name of our city is being brought
into disrepute; Therefore, Be It
Resolved, by the undesigned business houses and citi
zens of the city of La Grange, Union county, Oregon, that
we deplore this condition of affairs and demand that it be
brought to a speedy end. We demand that every person,
r..-r, nViiUl tTMVvn nr fitriVfthreaker. citizen or,
stranger within our gates, shall be free to pass and repass
upon our streets, on business or pleasure, day or night,
without fear of insult, abuse or personal violence. To the
city administration, its police and peace officers, in their
efforts to terminate this unfortunate condition of affairs
and to restore peace and good order to our city, and full
protection of the law to its inhabitants, we pledge our
financial and moral support, and if need be, our personal
Done and date at La Grande, Union county, Oregon.
this 6th day of December, A. D. 1911.
cf our federation visited the mayor al
his professional place of business an.
assured him that we would use every
endeavor possible to keep our men
from committing any violence. Our
men were also Instructed to keep oft
the railroad company's property, aivl
to use no other -means than moral
suasion to keep the men who the com-
uanv has employed from taking tho
positions that we claim belong to us.
The right to, use pickets has been
conceded by the supreme court of the
United States of America.
; ' (Signed. " '.'
' The Advlstory Board of the Shop
Employes of La Grande. ,
La Grande National .Bank, by F. L.
lleyers, cashier; United States Na
tional. Bank, by T. J. Scrogglns, caBh
ler. La Grande Meat company, by F,
Boch, president; Grande Ronde Meat
company, by J. A. Russell, president;
I. C. M. & M. Cocmpany, by Fred J.
Holmes, president; The Evening Ob
server, by Bruce Dennis; Golden Rule
company, by Mac Wood; Geddes Bros.,
by A. S. Geddes, president; Bolton &
Bodmer by S. N. Bolton, Morning Star
by E. L. Eckley, manager; Grande
Ronde Lumber company by George
Stoddard, president; S. N. Bolton, J.
G. Snodgrass, A. T. Hill, J. C. Henry.
Fred Boch. J. H. Peare, C. T. Bacon,
N. K. West, F. J. Holmes, ytttl Sei
grlst. J. J. Carr, Bruce Dennis, C. S
Dunn, Jay Van Buren, E. E. Kirtley.
F. L. Lilly, Herman Segrist, F. D.
Haisten, J. A.' Russell, A. B. Cherry
T. H. Crawford, C, H, Upton, C. A. Mc
Crary, J. D. McKennon, Henry T. Hill
George W. Lamoreaux, J. R. OHveV, W
H. Ferguson, W. H. Bohnenkamp, W
R; Jones, H. . Blackwell, M. S.
Bloch. Julius Fisher. J. J. Harlan,
Valley Creamery, James A. Bugg, A.
Good, R. A. Masterton, J. A. Chandler
Ella R. Mason, Kossuth Deyal, Dutll's
Bakery, Grande Ronde Cash company
Press Lewis, Stageberg & Sandberg,
0. R. Stageberg. M. Ellldge, J. A. King,
S. W. Seemann, D. Fitzgerald, May
nard R. Thompson, A. C. Huntington,
S. K. Baker, J .B. IJndsey. W. S.
Snook. F. J. Smith, Arthur Cnrtlss,
L. M. Hbyt. B, Logsdon. Frank Har
ris, L. Zundell, August J. Stang. F
I Welhelm, H. T. Love. P. A. Charlton,
F. M. Billings, H. E. Coolldge, E. R.
Hunlock, C. J. Black, E. Polack, Geo.
E. Goode, Union County Co-Operatlve
association, G. "A. Lincoln, R. L. New
lin,'" Pattison "Brothers, La" Grande
Electric Supply company, 'E. D. Sel
tior, S. H. Dalton, Hotel Foley, G 'M.
Hibberd, J. K. Wright, W. B. Sargent,
La Grande Investment company, J.
D. Lynch, Colon R. Eberhard, J. T.
Williamson, George Carpy, the Ward
robe, J. C. Smith, R. J. Green, Turner
Oliver, C. T, Darley, G. W. Zimmer
man, John S. Hodgin, Security Land
& Trust company, W. J. Church, Sher
wood Williams, Earl Zundell, M. A
Harrison, Joe Woods. C L; Thome,
Chris Wright, George H. Currey, L. C.
Smith, J. W. White, F. R. Brown, R.
W. Lelghton, A. C. Haynes, E. J. Dia
mond, Adcoo!t & Fritzs J. H. Child, N.
A. Rhodes, W. S. Wines, S. M. Slough,
Samuel Wright, C. L. Mackey, W. H.
Lowe, F. J. Freenor, C. E. Hackman,
0. F. Coolldge, Oscar R. Coolldge,
W. H. Casey, T. M, Shannon, Wright
Drug company, J. E. Foley, H. L. Un
derwood, Robert S. Eakin, R. L. Lin
coln, Bay & Zweiffel, C. F. Dlttebrandt
DIttebrandt Auto company, . James
O'Neill, Jas. A. Garrlty, 0. E. Sllver
thorne, Ash Brothers, S. A. Gardlnler,
E. W. Devlne, L. J. French, S. C.
Kingsley, F. W. Jolly, E. L. Mcintosh,
Julius Roesch, C. Wilson, J. A. Mc
Carthy, Bert Wilkinson. Joe Jones. N.
A. DeBelet, J. F. Corbett, Waters
Stanchfleld Produce company, W. Q.
McMillan, B. W. Grandy, D. McDon
ald, N. Molltor, L. Raybnrn, O. M.
Heacock, Peoples' Stores, by Johs Col
lier, Cummlngs, & Price. ;
Expressed in no uncertain words
and reflecting the almost solid front
of every, business man in La Grande,
the above resolution was passed at a
meeting of about a half hundred busi
ness and professional men last night
and signed today wherever presented,
alms to effectively and speedily put a
quietus on the incipient Instances of
violence that have occurred In the city
urlng the 63 or 70 days that the fed
eration strike has been in vogue. Ac
tion came came after long and careful
deliberations In which frequency of
mtn.. J nl 1 illaiiiiaDail
f . ., , A. . . . feet order restored as existed prior tc
l and the best methods to pursue to at-j , , .. J
where It is possible for them to come
to the business district and not be mo
lested. It was on the other hand the
sense of the meeting that any overt
act on the part of the strikebreakers
should Ije nipped in the bud and ar
rest and punishment Invoked.
Aiming to Insist on strikers and
strikebreakers being held equally
amenable to the law but on the other
hand to give a strict enforcement of
the city's laws on both factions, the
resolution was drawn and it is expect
ed that "the guards will be remove j
from the yards in a few days and per-
CIIAM.SE MIXAM 1IATCHERT.
Tront and Not Salmon Will B Hatch
fd Hehcraftor, Says OiliclaL
Salmon will not longer be propogat-
ed" at the Minam hatchery. The Btate
game warden today has a representa
tive, a Mr. Wilson, at the hatchery
commencing plans to reconstruct the
working basis of the hatchery from
salmon to trout and the move will un
doubtedly be popular . with Eastern
Oreeon fishermen. The change Vr'H
be commenced at once.
SPECIAL MESSAGE ON
M AMS HIS PEACE i
i-ialn the best ends were gone over.
j'onservatlve business men realized
,that the continued existence of condi
tions as they are how is detrimental to
the city's welfare. The Innumerable
lmes that strikebreakers have been
exposed to varying methods of annoy
ance by strikers were recited. The
B'm of the business men Is to estab
lish a condition that will permit the
strikebreakers to leave the shops ftt
fcny time and return to their, family
homes for meals and lodging con
ation admitted to be out of the ques
tion at this time. They want tho
trikebreaken to t In a condition
Strikers Made Statement.
La Grande, Dec 7. To the business
men and citizens of La Grande: We.
the Federation of Shopmen of La
Grande, Oregon, are willing at all
times to KSet the business men's as
sociation, to listen to anything they
have to offer o suggest for the wel
fare of our city.
We are desirous of stating that we
invited the mayor and chief of police
to address our meetings on the 2nd! of
October, or at any time they wished.
but owing to the fact that they did not
respond to our Invitation, a committee
,.,., Outbreaks Ec-Commenced. j
El Paso, " Dec. 7. Anotner ouiurea
against Madero is reported In Chlhau
hua. Troops are being rushed to the
cities of Andreas and Parral.
" Bank Statement Wanted.
Washington, Dec. 7. The comptrol
ler of the currency today issued a
call for a statement of the condition of
the national banks at the close of bus
iness Dec. 5.
. Yuan a Near ffiobeL
Shanghai, Dec. 7. The republicans
are unsatisfied with the abdication of
the regent and plan of organization
here of the provisional assembly, Nan
ing ,will be made the capltol of the
proclaimed - republic and t'ue " rebel"
army is now occupying it. They will
goon march on Pekin. It is generally
believed that the premier, Yuan Shi
Kal, will soon Join the rebels, v.
Nagel Leads for Bench.
. Washington, Dec, 7. It Is declared
openly in official circles today that
Secretary of Comerce and Labor Na
gel will probably be the next supreme
judge appointed. Attorney General
Wlckersham Is backing him strongly
DOWNFALL OF OPTION ISSUE DUE
Los Aufreieg Women Are Held Respon
sible for Big Margin.
$ ' : 4
S. EVERY SOCIALIST DEFEATED
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. The com- $
plete vote for Alexander Is 85,-
739, Harrlman 51,590. Prohibition S
was defeated by a majority of
65,870.' Every good government
S candidate wag elected by a big $
8 majority. 4
. '. ;.' ' y O
(Excerpts from special to the Cincin
Lob Angeles, Cal., Dec. 7. The first
real test of the women's attitude to
ward prohibition came in the prohibi
tion election here when the amend
ment was defeated by 'over three to
On the evening of Dec. 6, the latest
available figure were: ,
For prohibition 29,913, and against
3,111. The fight was waged for and
against the adoption of an ordinance
drafted by Attorney Nathan Newby,
executive commissioner of the Good
Government" league. This la the first
prohibition election in which the wo
men of California have voted sln?o
they were granted the franchise. Th?
women's political organizations form
ed to work for suffrage and afterwards
to continue to educate the newly en
franchised women In their duties, de
clared strongly against the prohibition
ordinance and worked against it.
Final Vote Known.
(By United Press.)
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. (By United
Press) The final vote shows a major
ity against prohibition of
Sends Appeul to Congress Asking; for
' Creation , of Federal Chamber of
Commerce and Asks for ISaUficatlou
of Ills Treaty Shuster Affair Is
DeaU With LIsMly Explains Mexl
can Move. ,
LAND SHOW AT CIIICA
GO SEES UNIQUE
I LULililL i ilUUL
I.ri.IANIQAL FIRST TO
TELL HIS ST0HY TO
THE JUI10R3 j
JACK O'NEIL REritESEMS
HIS MAJESTY, K
Washington, Doc, .2. 'Urging ertab
r.shment of a federal "chamber of
commerce" ratification of arbitration
treaties with Great Britain and France
suggesting ship subsidy and declaring
the neutrality of this country In for
elgn disturbances, President Taft to
day sent a special message on foreign
relations to cuugrtiBn. .: mt iuobimikv ia
the f econd submftted to congress and
will be followed by several others be
fore the holidays.
' Mexican Step Explained. '
A detailed report of the Mexican re
bellion is made by the president, rev
Iterating that he never intended to in
tervene unle'ss ordered by congress
and declaring: .
"The record of this government !s
very queer In regard to the recogni
tion of constituted concluded author
ity in Mexico." '
He tells of the recent arrest of (en
eral Reyes and others seizing anna as
sembled in Texas following an Invsstl-gRloa;-"Of
; a - reported -: conspiracy
against Madero. .
The president says that he ordered
the mobilization of. troops in Texas
following a report from Ambassador
Wilson "that President Diaz on a vol
cano of popular uprising," presenting
a situation that endangered the lives
of 40,000 American residents and very
large American interests.
Urging reformation of a new govern
ment bureau to exploit American 'pro
ducts abroad, the president suggests &,
central organization to keep American
interests, including boards of trade
and similar commercial organlzatbns
in closer touch with foreign. trade op
portunities. He says some offices of
the state department and department
of commerce and labor, now engaged
in commercial exploitation, might be
combined with representatives of ap
propriate committees of "congress to
furnish commercial news.
Pearce in Central America is a
cause for congratulation, the presi
dent says. Ill furtherance of interna
tional peace, the president expresses
"earnest hope"' for "prompt and, fav
orable action" by the senate upon the
pending treaties with Great Britain
and France. Asking ratification, of the
conventions of Nicaragua and Hon
duras, the president says:
"There rests. with the United States
the heavy responsibility of the fact
that their rejection might consign the
republics to still deeper submergence
in bankruptcy, revolution and nation
al Jeopardy." .
Maintenance of peace and order in
Panama, without manifesting prefer
ence for success of either political
party, is this country's' concern, the
"An attitude of strict impartiality"
is maintained by this country with re
gard to the Chinese rebellion, the pres
ident asserts. He says American In
terests In China are being safeguard-!
ed in strict accordance with views of
The message recites two large loans
placed by American capital in China
for railroads and Importance of China
as a field for commercial conquest, on
an equal footing with other, powers
maintaining Chinese Integrity.
"In the war which unhappily exists
between Italy and Turkey," President
Taft says, "this government has no
direct political interests. At the same
time all necessary steps have been ta
ken to safeguard the personal Inter
ests of Americans." .
' The message recites the great recent
growth of Turkish commerce with this
- The only reference to differences be
tween Russia and Persia, over re'en
tlon by Persia of W. Morgan Shuster
0TH McNAXUtAS EEKCSE
TO D1YCLGE THEII3 SECRETS
ltimons liiven to Each visitor
; t . !....!. .1 i it ..it
iuiuru.uu uuu v. i. luu, ;u
at Big Meeting "Why Is ( '
Land Show lies Oregon' and
Orf proulans Make the Bo That
Is Possible, '
Grand Jury Mill Not Hear Testimony
of Meatiuira Though Jobu May Be
Put on t!te Stand and Given a
Chance to refuse to Talk Barns
Answers Charges Agnst Alexander
(By executive committee United States
. Land and Irrigation Exposition
Chicago, Ills.. Dec. 7. (Special o
the Observer.) Oregon planned a
"scoop"' on other states at the big land
show in the coliseum here today. The
day, had been given over to the rep
resentatives ot iu iai tuttt, ,
and Governor Oswald West has shown
his Interest by naming J. H. O'Neill, ot
the O.-W. R. & N. ot Portland, as hla
official representative. Mr. . O'Noill
acted as chairman at an elaborate en
tertainment held . in the afternoon.
One ot the big halls of the Union-Southern
Pacific companies had been turn
ed over to the state for the program
which included 'speeches, music and
other good things by well known per
sons.'.;. Tom Richardson, who left the gov
ernors' special, with which he was
traveling, to be here, was the chief
gpeaker of the day. He told Chloago
aas Just .' Why la . pregon,H, and when
Tom got through Chlcagoana . that
had the pleasure of hearing him talk
about his state, knew Just why Mr,
Richardson is so enthusiastic.
, Other rspeakers of the day , were:
Grover Simpson, general superintend
ent of the Wella-Fargo company; F
E. Verree, C. C. Cold, George DeHaven
Hallett, W. Smith, F. II. Graham, Prof
Chamberlain and others.
Buttons for the lsttors.
As every visitor to the land she
entered the big building he was given
a Btlken badge bearing the one word
"Oregon," and it was pinned on bis
coat.Tben the Oregon exhibit v as ex
plained in detail and It Is planned to
give out thousands of booklets de
scribing the different sections of the
state. - ' 1 w
We ghall tell all that H is possible
to crowd in a few words about Ove
goi." Baid CharleB S. Fee, passenger
trafllc manager of the Southern Pa
cific last night. "I confidently believe
that when Oregon day . is over there
will be 30.000 new boosters for thai
slate. Oregon has much to tell about
and with Tom Richardson tell it, we
all know there will be a bunch of con
verts to Oregon and Oregon thlnps
that we could not get In any other
The Southern Pacific and Its aUied
lines are co-operating with the people
of Oregon in this boosting movement
and with the btereopttcon and moving
pictures that we are showing dally in
our big lecture halls we are proving
the facts that our lectures 3tc "hand
Want an Accounting. ? .
Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Attorney Mil
ler today demanded that Gompers ue
for an accounting of what disposition
was made of the McNamara defense
funds, "'as an evidence of good faith
to show the people how much was
used legltlmely and how much for
corruption and ees, and expenses."
' King Reaches Delhi.
Delhi, Dec. 7. 'King George with his
court arrived at Delhi today amid the
boom of cannon and were welcomei!
by the British viceroy, Lord Hardlnge,
and about 150 native rulers. The kins
received them. Then an imposing pre
cession was seen. The coronation dur
bar Tuesday climaxes the big show.
(Continued on Page 5.)
Italians Kidnap Girl.
Olympla, Dec. 7. Mary . Manford
aged 14, and kidnapped by Frank Bel
ot, an Italian, was found along the
roadside late yesterday and rescued
She said he made her accompany htm
and mistreated her. The Woods are,
being scoured for the fusftlve.
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. The McNam-
aras called Captain Gallagher, Jailor of
the county Jail, to their cells today
and told hlra they wouldn't under any
circumstances make a statement to the
federal grand Jury, which began 1U
sessions today, regarding their knowl-
Is expected that John will be called
anyway and gl?en; an opportunity to
decline to answer.
The local postoffice Inspectors re
ceived instructions today to investi
gate the charges that the malls wero
misused In the gathering of the Mc
Namara defense fund and turn the evi
dence over to t&e United States district
auorney a otnee. i
When the federal probe was started
today it took over an hour to carry tho
books and documents, etc., to the Jury
rooms. It war the evidence gath-
ered by Fredericks and Burns. it 13
expected that many prominent Pacific
coast labor leaders are to be Involved.
Home or them have already retained
Judge Hiltou to defend them.
Ortle McManlgal the confessed dyn-
nmttai Wna tnlran kanfa tU n ,) ..... 1
grand Jury this forenoon. Fredericks
positively denied tut 'McJlaulgal
would be turned over to the Milwau
kee or, Peoria authorities after he had
testified here. "We will loan hhu
where, a loau of his services' is needed
in the cause of Justice, but will retain
our prior right to prosecute him,"
said Fredericks. , :
In McManlgal's testimony Is expect
ed the whole groundwork from which
the government will build the struc
ture which may result in wholesale
indictments. He will tell all his oper-
akiuna auu wuaicvcr iu3 .viictuiarua
told him of the "inner circle" of dyn
amiters." ' ' ' f" V.
Every effort is being made by the
federal officials to keep their Inten
tions secret. Picked men guard .the
grand Jury room and officials refuse
to talk. While the Jury probea the
general conspiracy, Los Angeles au
thorities are working on the bribery
charges which precipitated the crisis
in the McNamara cases. Ford Is mar
shalling his forces in the proceedings
nirnlnnk ITWn nlrl In Li. A
hearing next Monday.
It la believed that all efforts to drop
the case have stopped. It is likely the
McNamaras will be lciSnn Quentln
next week. They will be taken there
BBureuy 10 . prevent any aemonsira
tions. .; " : .; ; '.".-; ':,y .. ;., 's . ,
Ryan hag started for Indlanapollr
without attending the meeting of the
McNamara deefnse committee at tha
American Federation of Labor ses
sions. , ; ,. '
Burns Explains Fund Source.
Kew York. Dec. 7. Detective Barns
who is here today, said: "Mayor Alex
ander hired me first to work on the
McNamara case and for a time furn
ished me with money," I learned ear
ly that 4ohn McNamara was the man
I was after, but I knew I cpuldn't ar
rest him on Inclusive evidence. , In
getting proof I speit $14,000 of my
own money, still didn't have all tha
threads ot evidence and I told Alexan
der I needed more funds. Alexander
then "got in bad" bcrr.uac he had hir
The big men In Los Angeles didn't
want me oa tlie Job, so I quit I uter
Alexander sent for me and I appeared
before three , tiembera of the Mer
chants and Manufacturers' associa
tion, and told them all. Then moner
. . . , - ,
was roriacomiug agum.
Burna goes back to Philadelphia to
morrow to continue his work. J t