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GRANDE UNION COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1911.
If CIIOSEIUHIIJIl OF
1 FU COMMITTEE IB
TO HANDLE ARR1GEIEITS
Washington, D." C, Dec. 12 The re
publican national convention will bf
held in Chicago, opening on June 18
Harry New, President Taft's sdec
tion. Is almost certain to be chosen
- chairman of the powerful committer
: on arrangements which names the
temporary convention officers.
New la opposed by Hitchcock ant.
it is said, by the Roosevelt wing of
the party, also... The most serious stir
In early stages of the committee meet
ing was caused by the Ohio delegation
insisting that the national convention
delegates at large be selected through
ffireiilripnHal nreforunno nittrv4M V
Btate conventions. They said they
would select antl-Taft delegates a-,
large unless the demand Is granted
Ohio already has the law.
; v. By an overwhelming majority the
National .-opubllcan committee tiuay
defeated the resolution favoring a
presidential palmary. Only seve sup
ported Borah,' of Idaho, who iorci? the
issue. ' : .' '. '"'
, Colonel Hauna, La Pollette's politi
cal secretary, said that. "La Follette
didn't, expect to make a 3'iowlng be
fore the national committee which is
part of the old stand pat machine."
"If anyone would be likely to sup
port the administration it is the 46
committeemen. They oppose La Fol
lette, but it ts significant that they
don't favor Taft "
The personnel of the committee on
arrangements follows: New. Indiana;
Mulvine, Kansas; During, North Care-
Una; Williams, Oregon; Rosewatei
Nebraska; Vorys, Ohio.
W. - . ..... .' .... .
by a rising vote accepted Postmaster
General Hitchcock's resignation, as
chairman of the convention on the
arrangements committee. ,. Former
Governor Hill of Maine was elected to
fill Hitchcock's unexpired term untij
,New takes charge. A sub committee
was named with Borah as chairman.'
HOPE INCREASED BY THOSE AT
MOUTH K)F SHAFT.
Lteht Tappings Indicate Still Others
Are Alive in Mine.
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Brycevllle, Dec. 12. With a proba
bility that from 25 to 30 of tho 150 min
ers imprisoned in the Bryceville mles
are still alive, rescue efforts today are
redoubled. Five were recoveder llvo
last night and seven more doad bodle.
were found this morning, makljg p
total of dead jpcovered of 30. - Far
back, faint tappings Indlcata some an
alive. Rescuers are working one Sou
in each shift. . 0 r '
Excitement among the watchers at
the five were found alive and many
are hoping that others have survived
The miners declare the : disaster
would not have happened had the mine
been equipped with an efficient sprin
kling system. They say !lt nasn't. Ins
pected properly. Only one inspector
ddJITS MERCHANTS DUE P
LISTEN TO SPEECHES TOUCHING
AFFAIRS IMPORTANT TO ALL
THE NEW DIRECTOPiS.
E. Polack, S. D. Crowe, C. W.
Gore, W. R. Jones, J. T. William- S
son, P. S. Williamsson. Ed Cool- S
4 Idge, Dr. Stevenson and A. B.
$ Cherry. S
With A. S. Geddes as- toastmaster
about 100 members of the La Grande
Commercial club gathered around the
banquet table at the Foley hotel last
evening and not only enjoyed a fine
dinner vbut a . number of talks were
made which showed the advancement
f this community In the past few
enrg and forecasted many things for
Mr. Geddee, made an ideal toastmas-te,-
and there was not a rough place
on the truck during the evening. Rev.
! W. Keemann responded to the toast
"La Grande, Why We Love Her," in a
speech that showed fervor and earn
estness. Charles E. Cochran came up
to his usual high standard as an after
dinner talker in a response to "Our
Welcome to Homeseekers," which was
followed by Dr. J. L. Gillilan.'of the
First Methodist church. He talked
on "Observations of a Circuit Rider,"
end everyone enjoyed his reminiscenc
es. Dr.i Gillilan has rode this inter
ior country for years in his endeavor
to aave souls but he has never grown
morose nor sour. He chooses to see
the aWiBlng side of life as well as
ibt other and It was In this vein that
lie talked last evening. '
A report of the year's work of the
Commercial club was rendered by
Bruce Dennis, the former president,
which; was followed by a financial
statement from Treasurer C. S. Dunn
shoving, that about $5 was in the
trArsurjfat the beginning of the year
, aniA the new board will receive some
thing over $300 in money and notes to
th value of $ 1.000.
The annual election of officers was
due last evening and J. J. Carr offered
a motion to expedite matters that the
toastmaster name a committee of five
to nominate a board for the coming
yeajT The motion prevailed and the
connmlttee named consisted of Mac
Wood, Fred J. Holmes, George Currey.
Ttobt Newlin and Dr. Stevenson.
Continuing the program the toast-
master called upon Aug. J. Stange for
"A Newcomer's View of Grande
Ronde." Mr. Stange told of his lack
of acquaintance with this valley until
he came here to look at timber lands,
but how pleased he was when he saw
the valley: Mr. Stange was attracted
to this section by J. T. Williamson.
Georgo B. Stoddard talked on "Pros
perity as It Comes,", and made many
important statements for the upbuild
ing of the city and its people. "Dick"
Buckley dealt with "Transportation In
the Future," and talked fluently -and
accurately relative to the railroads'
position. . Mr. Buckley warmed up to
his subject in such a manner that sev
eral remarked a first rate orator had
been stopped when the speaker took
up railroading! , " ; -.
Jrol. Stout's talk on '"La Grande as
an Educational Center," caused every
one a surprise in the splendid plant
we have at the high school. Everyone
was &ware ' that La Grande had n
good school but it took the superin
tends to apprise the club of many
things they did not realize. So Im
portant were Prof. Stout's remarks to
the entire community that his speech
will be printed in full in tomorrow's
issue of the Observer.
Dr. J. W. Laughlin told of the pro
posed library and outlined a plan
which will insure to La Grande a
magnificent institution of this kind. J.
D. McKennon told of Irrigation that
is on the way and he was followed by
F. A. Harmon, manager of the Eastern
Oregon Light ' and Power company
who described the plan being worked
out by his company to pump water
from wells to Irrigate a portion of the
Senitor Pierce of Hot Lake enter
ed into the affairs of community, state
and HBtion In his remarks and made
the usually rousing speech he Is capa
tle of doing. He enumerated many
thin;,s accomplished by La Grande in
the i.nst five years, gave the railroads
a good grilling for some of the things
they have not done, told of the unrest
abroad in the land and then threw a
picture on the screen of what may be
expected during the year 1912. His
idea of the coming year is not entirely
a, rosy one yet he believes that ulti
mately it will be for the best. The
senator met with hearty applause
when te had finished his talk.
Frank Smith, of Elgin, responded to
the toast, "Where Elgin Shines."1 While
Frank did not intend to snake La
(Grande appear small in comparison
It was plainly noticeable that his state
ment of the good things around Elgin
would cause the stranger to not fall
to visit the newest town In the county
before he located. Mr. Smith's talk
was filled with pleasant humor and It
was thoroughly enjoyed. ; ?
William Miller talked on the chau
tauqua and described in detail whai
will be here in the way of attractions
the coming season.' He urged thor
ough loyalty to it as an institution.
"The Trip to Medford" was explain
ed by John Collier, whose Idea it was
to have a Pullman car load of La
Grande people attend the retailers'
convention there the middle of next
month. Mr. Collier has the proposed
trip well In hand and to all appear
ances now It will be a successful event
During the evening the La Grandi
band rendered several selections in the
hotel lobby which added to the pas
ure of the guests.
Just before adjournment the com
mittee chonen to nominate' a board for
the ensuing year reported the names
above mentioned to the toastmaster
and by 'unanimous vote they were
elected. . . V ; :
Thus closed the annual meeting of
tho club 'and it was generally admitted
to have h'n a successful event by
everyone wlo was present.
Accused of Killing Father.
Vincennes, Ind., Dec. ' 1?. Every
thing is in readiness for the trial of
S. Edward Stlbbins, the young man
who Is charged with first degree mur
der as the result of the mysterious
killing of his father, George W. Stlb
bins. The case was on the court cal
endar for today and it is expected to
proceed with the trial without delay
The elder Stlbbins was shot and kil
led while feeding cattle on his farm
near Petersburg on the night of Nov.
17 last. The revolver used by ,the
murderer was taken out of tje mud
near where the body was found. , The
theory of suicide was advanced by
members of the Stlbbins family, but
the authorities placed no credence in
it after it was shown that the dead
man wore mittens and there were no
powder marks hear the wound. .
The son, S. Edward Stlbbins, was
taken into custody "find later chargsd
with murder upon evidence that h
had been on unfriendly terms with his
father for some time and 'was urtable
to give a satisfactory account of his
whereabouts at the time, the crime
was committed.' The accused man is
32 years old and a graduate of the
stave normal school. For some years
he has. been engaged in teaching. Oth
er members of the Stlbbins family
have .declined to discuss .lie c. ivne
other than o a.ert their belief In tb
Innocence of tae son.
The Navy's Bluest Collier
And a Group of Submarines
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GEORGE CROWNED EII-
PEROR OF ALL
STAGE SPARKLES WITH
GOLD AXD JEWELS
Several Potentates of India Wear Jew
els and1 Coronets That Are Talue at
MilllonsDay Filled With Splendor
and Pomp - ..min
Delhi, rndia, Dec. 12. (India's vas
salage to Great Britain was again for
mally proclaimed to the world today
when, In the presence of 100,000 per
sons, representing some 300,000,000
subject, 150 native rulers knelt la
homage to King George.
Amid scenes bf barbaric pomp and
magnificence, unequaled In the history
of India, in the great arena whera
Queen Victoria was proclaimed em
press by Viceroy Lord Lytton in. 1&77.
and where King Edward was proclaim
ed by Viceroy Lord Curson in 1903,
King George V, the first reigning sov
ereign of England to visit the far east,
announced his own succession to the
. The oriental setting, the glitter ot
the royal crowns, the gorgeous robes
and Jewels of the Indian princes, the
thousands ot brilliantly uniformed and
Buperbly disciplined troops , and the
is within striking distance of the enemy at whom she launches the torpedoes, varl-clad host ot people ot hundred
which are her only armament The largest submarine in the United BUtes of races and creeds, combined to make
Photos copyright by American Presn Association, 191L
W EW contrasts between different types of naval construction are mor
i"4 .. striking than the on presented by the huge colliers of the navy and
m " the little submarines. The Neptune, sister ship of the Cyclops, deserves
; the title of "Giant" as much as her more appropriately named coun
terpart She Is larger than many ocean liners, having a displacement of 19,000
tons, and can coal two ships at sea at the same time by means of her seven
derricks on either side. She carries no guns and would be entirely defense
less if she should bo attacked. On the other hand, the sole purpose of the
submarine Is to take the offensive, to steal unobserved under water until she
navy is of 500 tons displacement, the smallest of seventy -four ton.'
TO WRIGHT IS ORDERED BY
MARGINS OF A FEW VOTES
Socialism, headed by W. S. .Wines
was drubbed from top to bottom, save
one councilman In the municipal elec
tion yesterday, . Unforeseen delays in
the calling of the board of canvassers
keeps interest in the poBt-electlon
count somewhat active because of the
narrow margins at two Junctures in
the election. W. J. Church was elect
ed mayor on the independent ticket by
28 if the unofficial returns compiled to
date, are authentic and J. K. Wright
will be reimbursed for money lost in
the failure of the farmers' and Trad-!
ers' National bank by a vote of 19 un- J
less there is some flaw In the count
announced by the clerks and Judges.
The Fourth ward is socialistic in its
inclinations from start to finish and
that section came near defeating
Church, and defeating the reimbursing
issue, and did elect a councilman, the
only successful socialist candidate in
the entire slate which was confident
of placing three coucllmen at the very
Nine hundred and fifty-four votes
were polled In the mayoralty race
where socialism; and anti-social ism
entered the fight. The actuai strength
of the socialists is probably shown lu
the chief of police and recorder races
Official figures will be announced to
morrow." ;: !-' '.i ..'.''''
C. M,. Humphreys was re-elected re
corder, C86 to 352. for Wegener, giv
ing Humphreys a majority of 234. R.
W. Logan was re-elected treasurer by
a majority of 211 over Kammerer,
J. H. McLachlen won a clean-cut vie,
tory for chief of police by a
plurality of 328, Noble getting 92 and
Stanley 266., The first ward opposed
the reimbursement by 7, the fourth by
44 while the others brought the ma
jority for It ujf to 19. ' ' ; 7 ,.
. J. F. Campbell was chosen council
man jn the First ward with 30 votes,
J. E. Orvls polling 25, Kllntworth, so-ciall8t,-19;
and J. W. Bush, whose
name was written In, polled 22. In
the second W. R. Jones won from John
Melville, socialist, and P. A. Foley,
where Mr. Melvlllejwa conceded.tbe
favorite because of tht liree corner
ed fight. Jones' plurality was 13,
I a series of tableaux of surpaasing
splendor. . ; ' '.
In order that the momentouB cere
mony, known as the Durbar, might
be conducted with safety, Delhi was
turned Into an armed jCftmp-aail trora
early morning the streets of the an
cient capital of the Mogul emperors
resounded with the tramp of soldiers
marching to take up their positions
along the procession route from the
royal encampment. Fifty thousand
British and native troops, under the
personal direction of General glr
O'Moore Creagh, commsnder in chief
in India, effectively prevented any
possible protest agalnstj;he ceremony
or British rule generally. 4
The durbar arena, situated about
three miles from the royal camp, con
sists of two semi circular amphithea-
Foley polling 74, and Melville 106.
Dr. R. L. Lincoln won in the Thira
handily over Reisland by a majority
t u- W(,m .' . ' tres, an inner one. seating about 5,000
J. Iv. Fitzgerald, soclallHt, won ban- a
rtn in the niQH,f . . reserved tor the king and the native
dily in the socialistic ward from Mas-( t
terton and Randall, who drew 80 and
36 respectively. '
The canvassing boards aims to meet
this evening. " '
Ke-Electcd After Thirty Years.
princes and British-officials, and the
outer ofie built on the high ground be
tween' the fort (the former mogul
stronghold) and the Ridge, scene ot
the' desperate fighting which finally
assured the British conquest of In
dia in 1857. ,
Shortly before noon the booming of
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 12. After , a cannon' announced the departure, ot
lapse of more than thirty years James1 the kjng and queen from their camp.
u. mccreary. tor tne second time in and when they; arrived at the arena
his long career of public service, was! the one vacant space in the "color
today inaugurated governor ot Ken- 8cheme was filled. . Six horses,
tucky. The inauguration crowd was weighted down with gold spangled
the largest ever seen here. . . Hr tha roval earrlaee. and
their majesties were escorted by a
,. The parade of militia companies,
democratic marching clubs, civic -or-
body of princes, heirs to some of the
ganlzatlons ; and military cadets was prouaest thrones in India, and squaa-
me reature of tne nay: Another Tea- ron, nf cavftirv. British and native.
ture was the presence of hundreds ot The bluei whlte and goid of the prince;
confederate veterans, whd were doubt-, ly Bquadron was accentuated by the
leBS attracted to the inauguration by lnnumerable twinkling points of light
the general feeling that Governor Mv- j where Bun Bhone on priceless Jew
Creary probably will be the last one ela ,n turban8 an3 PWord hi)ts, while
of their number who will be chosen as j the whlte uniformed troops of the
chier executive of the Blue Grasg state, kIng.g 8peclal bodyguard of the Im-
The governor . elect and his family ( perla, cadet8t the brilliant, apparel of .
reached Frankfort last evening on a . tbe regular native1 cavalrymen and
special accompanied by a large ( the colorg displayed by the British, and
delcgatlr rf his neighbors from Rich-! native infantry lining the route added
mond, and under the escort of a spe-j tQ the piduresqueness of the scene,
clal'legp 've committee. j Q,ieen Mary wore the same crown .
the inaugural exercises were held .tat m dutjr , Westminster '.abbey
on the front Bteps of the new caplto..! lflBt june Blazing In, Its center was'
The exercises were opened with an ! the famoug Koh-i-noor diamond whlcii
Invocation by Rev. J. P. Zelgler. May-j pre gncf!n the Peacock throne of
or James II. Polsgrove introduced Gov. ( ghah Jonan, ia8t of the great moguls.
Wilson, who delivered his farewell ad-; KIng George's was not the Imperial
dress. Following Governor McCrenry's, crown but a nftw one especially made
inaufairal address, .Lieut' Gov. E. J. j for the occasion.
McDermott was sworn in. After the( the a88embir of princes rose! to
exercises were concluded Governor , -a.f ,,, nnj nnMn tnnir
McCreary held a public reception
the capltoi. ' ; , ' '
Alleirrd Uutler fsiiinred.
Sheriff Balfour of, Prineville vt&3
here today to take hack O. J. Wilson
captured at North Powder. Wilson Is
charged with cattle rusHIng. ' ),
rlelr seats on the thrones, and Viceroy
ore ITardlnge, Indian Secretary Lor.?
Crewe, the Duke of Teck and the host
of British noblemen and court officials,
all in state robes and the peers wear
l'lg their coronets, grouped themselves
a-ound the dais. Behind and on the
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