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GRANDE UNION COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1011.
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; JIHI FOR
PROBE VILL RAI.IIFY
CALIFORNIA LABOR LEAD EH
FIRST TO BE ARRESTED
Big Stream of Witnesses Heard! and
Arrest of Suspect, Said to Have Di
rected Dynamiting of Times Build
Ing, Said to Be Near Mill Shift the
I 4k 4k WiOVtMO -r-
Los Angelea, Dec. 13. That the
limes dynamiting case Is not ended
(as made known this afternoon when
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juuruey rum nuuuunucu iirni a proiu-
ient San Francisco labor leader will
f arrested and prosecuted. "This
lan," eald Ford, "was directly respon
se for the loss of the 21 lives. We
low John sent Jim McNamara to
ork under his direction and he or
red the Times dynamited. The man
s not been heard from since he left
w York for the Pacific coast re-
" Although he waa supposed to have
appeared we know where he Is. He
knot escape. He Is being shadowed
tv and' night. ,
John J. McNamara didn't know
en James was sent out here, that
Times was to be dynamited. Nelth-
did Jim.- This man was In Los An
es at the time of the explosion. We
ill convict him when the case comes
trial.", ; . ... H ;., .,,;,
Evletnioe Is Mlsslnf, "
the state charged she lived at Platts
zurg. She said sh didn't aid Miss Gra
him In composing her suicide note in
wheh. she accused Stokes as respon
sible and then took carbolic acid from
which she recovered. ,
ELECTRIC LIGHTS AT MEDICAL
Xcw Plant InstaHed WW Light ul!. the
The La Grande Electric Supply com
pany has just finished installing for
Dunham Wright at Medical Springs a
generating plant which U3es water
power and will furnish electric cur
rent for lighting the sanatorlumfl store
and alt the cottages there. It is a
complete plant and now the guests at
Medical will have a modern convent
ence ,in the way of light." Mr. Wright
la well pleased with the Installation
He expects to push the springs hard
next season for with his auto service
and electric lights together with the
natural hot water e will add greatly
San Francisco, Dec. 13. The where-
outs of Olaf Evietmoe, president of
e San Francisco labor council and
ltone Johannien, a fellow official,
ntinues tn nuzzle the federal nnthrvr.
,3. Nothing has been heard of him
Ice he left New York for the Pacific
Lst, over a week ago. . He knew Mc
liraara well, it Is asserted.
I Bribery Well Organized.
Los Angeles, Dec. 13. It was learn-
d today that Prosecutor Lawler Is to
enlarge the scope of the federal dyn
, f Jamiting probe here to include investl
i t gatiou of the allegation that a Jury
' ' hrihlno funH fnr tha MnMnmavaa pan
f pp into the thousands and was In the
pands of a person connected with the
yase, ror disposal. The Los Angeles
'Iinitirv Will ho In tan ifavu
d the Investigation Is to be trans
f rred to Indianapolis where Lawler
fill assist Miller who directs the
robe there. Contrary to expectation
utorney Fredericks is actively resum
tig the work of brlneine others lm-
jlitated In the Times dynamiting to
paiice. u is understood that a well
iown California labor leader . will
ton be arrested. It la alleeed he rd
pally directed James McNamara In
r J A (IVrnmHU n frt;
- "J III LIIM lllltSH.
It Is said this official Is under the
t surveillance of Burns and fed-
Jlefore the lnvestleatlons were re
ined today Mrs. Lena Ingersoll and
rs. Belle Lavln. both of San Fran
Joo, with whom James McNamara
rded. was closeted for some time
fa the government agent. Lawler
f oughout the morning a long stream
CwltneBses appeared in the United
tes district attorney's office. It is
? tne labor leader will, be arrested
oon as witnesses have testified.
U LUTHEEAJiS TO MEET.
Missionary to TSert With Lutherans of
Services will be held tomorrow
(Thursday) evening at 8 o'clock In
the Zion Lutheran church. '
The same will be conducted in the
English . language by Bev. - Theo.
Schoenberg, traveling missionary of
the Pacific synod of the Lutheran de
All brethren of the Lutheran taltn
are heartily invited to be present, no
matter what the mother tongue may
be. ,. , - . .. '.
The traveling missionary Is here for
the nurnose of re-establishing the
Lutheran congregation In this city. All
Swedish and Norwegian brethren of
the Lutheran faith are also Invited to
be present tomorrowevcnlngivj
PASSENGERS " TAKEN
OFFICIAL COUNT OF CITY
ELECTION FOR YEAR
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DUKE OF FIFE ASD MINT
ENGLISH Plil-XCESSES ABOARD
Passengers Restrained From Leaping
Into Sea With Diiiiculty Oriental
Ship ef Finest Caliber Struck Bocks
in Ulph Gale French Ships I'oine to
Rescue and I&move Passengers.
Gibraltar, Dec. 13 The British
steamer Delhi, aboard which were the
Duke and Duchess of Fife, Princess
Alexandra and Princess Maud went
ashore near Cape Trafalgar during a
fierce gale today. She was pounding
16 pieces and waves breaking -over her
when a French cruiser, the Briant,
succeeded in reaching the ship and
rescuing the passengers after the life
boats failed and hope was abandoned.
She ran aground during a fog, enroute
"Two British cruisers spent the night
trying to reach the ship. Passengers
were becoming desperate and it was
all the officers could do to keep some
from Jumping into the sea.
The Delhi Is one of the finest ships
in the oriental service. She carried
a number of the English nobility who
wanted to spend the winter in Egypt.
When the Briant took off the pas
sengers, the captain and crew remain
ed aboard and hope to float the vessel.
W.J. Church (Independent)
W. S. Wines (Socialist) ;...!!!.'.""."."
Leader of National League Overcomes
Obstacles nnd Is Chosen.
; New York, Dec. 13. Lynch was re
elected president of the. National Base
ball league, In the face of many obsta
cles. Baseball predictions were that
the' mogul was doomed to decapitation
because of the animosity of several
other magnates and near-moguls.
IL CONRAD A
TO DEFENSE OF HERSELF
i AND COMPANION'.
h Cliarges Intimated by rroseru
I tlon Against Two Girls. .
York, Dec. 13. "Stokes ruined
Ho never paid his debts, never
l"'s promises and is absolutely
t character." So describing her
Ktlon with the alleged attempt to
0 r the millionaire JioteJ man Eth
Tad, one of the girl accused, to'
the above as Miss Graham's
Vtion of Stokes. She was an
witness and it was with a large
snowledge that she avoided an
'R where she dldnt desire. She
r he was discharged from the
Carter company, while acting,
he tried to commit suicide.
"led she ever supported Miss
i or took mon;y from Mr. Far-
CONGRESSMAN SCLZER LEADS AT
1 TACK OX THE CZAlt
Jewish Americans, Catholics and Bap
. tints Alike Suffer, He Asserts.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 13. Immedi
ate action by congress for abrogation
of the Russian treaty was demanded
in the house by Congressman Sulzer
today, as the result of Russia's refusal
to honor passports of Jewish Ameri
cans. He, roasted Russia and said:
"For nearly half a century Russia
has persistently refused to live up to
the treaty and recognize passports of
American citizens without discrimina
tion. We cannot, tolerate this Injus
tice. It is foreign to everything for
which civilization stands. This is not
specifically a Jewish question. It is
a question of rights of American citi
zens. Russia not aione reiuses io rec
ognize the Jewish passports but those
Issued to Baptist missionaries and to
Catholic priests. This matter must be
settled definitely once for all. A new
treaty must be arranged one without
loopholes . for Russia to discriminate
in." ;-. ; .
Fifty Tears an Editor.
St. John. N. B., Dec. 13. The St.
John Globe issued a special 50-page
edition today tq( mark the completion
of the 50th year of the editorship of
John Valentine Ellis. Mr. Ellis is De
lleved to be the oldest dally newspaper
editor in America in point of continu
ous service. He was born In Halifax
77 years ago and at the age of 26 be
came editor of the Globe. He was ap
pointed to the senate of Canada in
1900. after having served for some
years as a member of the provincial
legislature of Ne-y Brunswick and la
ter of the Dominion House of Commons..,.-'
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ENTERPEISE PHYSICIAN MARRIED
Dr. Hoclett and Miss Lob? Uulted la
Man-lag1 ia This City. n
Clyde T. Hockett, a prominent phy
nlrinn nf Kntemrlsa. was married on
Monday . evening at the Presbyterian
manse, Dr. w. a. seemann omciaung.
tn Trillion Wade Ioner. . Onlv a few
relatives and Intimate friends were
present to 'Witness- the 'nuptiala, the
guests including merton iviaaie auu
Mrs. Kiddle, a sister of the bride, and
Mr. Meyers a brother of the briae. jar
and Mrs. Hockett will reside In Enter
prise where the groom has for several
years enjoyed a large circle of friends
and where the bride Is also well and
popularly known. ..
: FINE HORSES ARRIVE.
West's Shipment From Chicago Rieach
es City This Morniiij?. '
Coming!, by express ; from Chicago
where they were purchased at tne in
ternational stock show by N. K. West,
nine pure bred draft horses arrived in
the city on No. 17 this morning and
were unloaded here. The animals are
beauties, Imported, and have been ad
mired during the day by lovers of pur
V ROYAL NEIGHBORS ELECT.
Many Officials Are Re-EIected to Office
v at Annual Election.
The Royal Neighbors of America
held their annual election Deo. 8th and
elected the following officers:
Kate Earls, Oracle (re-elected) :
Cora Fitzgerald, vice oracle, (re-elect
ed) ; recorder, LiUle Klmmell (re
elected); receiver. Estella Eeldln:
chancellor, Emma Lund; marshal, ga
die uonner; inner sentinel. Ida Rlea
land; outer sentinel. Minnie Wliitbv:
niauBKer, Mary west.
Church's majority 28.
C. M. Humphreys flnden
George Waggener (Socialist) '.'",'.'.
Humphrey's majority i 234
R. W. Logan (independent ....... .
E. W. Kammerer (Socialist)
Logan's majority 211. ' -'.""IV .V
For. Chief or Police
J. H.McLachlen (Independent)
W, P. Noble (Independent) , '""
a I Stanley (Socialist)
" 'Total ........... ...7............ v"":
McLachlen's majority 236.
Reimbursement of J. K. Wright
Majority for 19. . , ; ' '
For Councilman First Ward . "r :V
J. F Campbell (Independent)
Klintworth (Socialist) - ,
J. E.'Orvis (Independent)
J. Wj Bush' (Independent) .'..!'!)!!
. totar .; ,
Campbell's plurality 5. '""
,' ':i'--..--jr V..
Councilman Second Ward . - J
W. R. Jones (Independent)
r. a. roiey (independent) .......
John Melville .Socialist! ... .
Jon?, plurality 13. i. , "
Councilman Third Ward : '
R. L. Lincoln (Independent) ..,..,., .
E. Relsland (Socialist) ,.
Total .. r.': V;. .r;.
Lincoln's majority 113. . '
Councilman Fourth Ward ; .
J. K. Fitzgerald (Socialist)
R. A. Masterton (Independent) ...........
W, W. Randall (Independent) , :.
Fitzgerald's majority 20. ' .-. -
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40 , 111 l'JO 192 463
94 304 305 251 954
B6 219 212' ' 99 586
34 80 90 148 352
90 299 302 . 247 933
f5 199 220 95 569
"55; 95 83 14 361
90 294 303 243 933
68 220 203 103 594
8 20 35 29 92
.18 . 1 63 . .66 J 119 206 .
.'94 . 303 304 251 ' 952
35 155 142 84 416
42 103 124 128 397
77 258 266 212 813
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SECHtETARY OF RATING
l RGE BETTER fqhp.
MENI IN THIS CITY
license Required of Fv.r r
. Mead, Group oUnsurance Slca ilS'
Concerted effort to frustrate the ef.
HineBnne88 f the new'y-created c t, i
dinance retiring an annual Hceu.eTf
f-o from all Insurance companies do
ng business in La Grande wll Con
to a focus toniirht ,ho . .! C0?19
ihaiL .; ilcv;une. secretary ot
the Underwriters' Equitable rating bu.
htm.g0e8 8f0re th0 c6unt lth his
battle axe honed.
I'M afc ?nc?. but insuTTnTe'me'n"
aaa W1U 0pen a flght e8tabUgh
the supreme court decision on the
te7 lt U 6aid' Harry w- Kendall,
"l,v,'"' s""i tor a long line of com
panies comnienrlnv with a. i i
Central ot st. Lflulithe St. Paul. F.
w m., taoyus riaie uiaasing and other
vuiuijoiiiot, mm unas. v, McCarthy,
special agent and adjuster for the
Pennsylvania Fire, are also in the city
to bring the matter to a focus.
Fire Apparatus Advised.
It Is the plan of the ordinance to
apply the license money on new fire
apparatus, In fact, the fund is for fire
protection only. Consequently the in
surance men argue that new and bet
ter Are apparatus will make a mater
ial decrease in insurance rate and the
"Will urge that step taken by the coun-
JUDGE WM. M. LANNING.
One of the Three Judges- In
the 8tl Corporation Trial.
Want Rldfl for Jfew Car Lin.
Seattle, Dec. 13. Bids for the con
struction of the municipal car line will
be asked for today, according to a de
cision of the city officials. The line
will run from the north to the south
city limits and will probably be com-
' 'trikebreaker in whose house pieted n six months' time.
SWEEP STATE IH
Phoenix,. .Dec .13. Although the
count Is proceeding slowly and returns
are fragmentary, the republicans ad
mitted today that the democrats prob
ably, won by a small majority, every
office, save possibly that of the stale
This means that G. Hunt.'a democrat
will be Arizona's first governor, and
Carl Hayden, congressman. , Demo-
ti'ati Will have a lafie mfllttfltv dt
both state h6ilses, which will elect two
United States' senator
Chairman Hayef of the tepubllcan
COmmittAA M IhA itdmylAl u,..tJ
carry probably the whofe" ticket by a
600 majority. Chairman Birdo. ef the
aemocratic committee, estimated they
wouia win by a majority of 3,500. .
Bryceville, ; fenn Z Dec -. 3".-"Thref
miles withm the depth of the mine
Cam Miller, the oldest miner of1 the
company Is leading a small bunch' of
miners playing hide , and seek . with
death while rescuers are following
their chalk marks Indicating the di
rection they are fleeing to escape the
fire and fumes. ' -- - v
Rescuers are now working in gallery
86. A total of 38 dead are recovered.
Frantle haste marks the . work of
rescuers. They found the chalk marks
last night but at noon word was re
delved at the surface that there were
no signs of an "'Immediate capture" a
it were. That several! groups of men
may yet be found alive Is the Instilling
hope on top. ; - . :
' Thre4 more bodies were recovered
this afti riK.on.
Washington, D. C. Dec. 13. A
try wide 'campaign to urze unon cnn.
Kress the creation of a bureau of na
tional parks, to have charge of all na
tional parks and reservations, with a
view to preserving and adding to their
beauty, Is to be launched by the Amer
ican Civic association, at ita seventh
annual convention which hitun in m.
city today. The movement already has
received tne endorsement of President
Taft and Secretary, of the Interior
The' convention will remain in n-
slon over tomorrow and Friday, City
nlannlnsr and nelthhorhnnd Imnrnv.
ments are the chief subjects to be dealt
OFFICIALS MAY APT COME.
j. IX Farrell and J. P. O'Brien May
.et tome Oitt 'XoMtbtuX 3fw.- -i
O.-W. ofilclals who are Inspecting
the company's holdings along- Maiu
and branch line points as far north
as Spokane, may not come to La
Grande on. this trip, yet their plans
may yet be changed to include an in
spection tour to Huntington and per
haps to! Joseph as well. President J
D. Farrell, General Manager J. p.
O'Brien,. J. D. Stack, assistant generaf'
manager, Superintendent Kupple of
the telegraphic department, are among
the officials in the special train which
was announced to be headed for Hunt
ington on the present trip. If the spe
cial does cross the Blue Mountains It
will be within the next day or two..
They were a.t Pendleton yesterday,
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TWIN DAUGHTERS BORV.-
Mr, and Mrs. Fred Dlttebrandt Are
Parents of Seven-Pound Girls. ,
Twin daughters, weighing seven
pounds each, were born last midnight
to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dittebrandt, cor
ner Cedar and Main, Perfect health
attends both the young "ladies" and
the mother Is doing nicely. Mr. Ditte
brandt has had little business in his
garage today, devoting most of his
spare moments to broad smiles and
coming over with cigars.
r '.y ;; Republican Leaders Clash. '
Washington, Dec. 13 Chairman New
of the national convention committee
arid' Edwin Lee, chairman of the re
pulitlcart state committee of 1 Indiana
are, at. swprds' points today because'
Lee Bald, that Taft couldn't carry In
diana in 1912.- -'
New says the state was "Inspired"
but Lee say. It was made after a tedi
ous examination of the situation. ;
COMMISSION' WANTED TO HAVE
with In the papers, addresses and flla
cusslons, in addition to the national
park matter. In the city planning ses
sioiii both exports and business men
will speak from their own experience
on the wisdom of applying system to
the' development of the aesthetic as
well as the practical city of today. Ex
perts from Minneapolis, Dallas and
other cities will tell of the successful
.work done In their communities in the
wajf of neghborhood improvement. J.
Horace Mcarland of Harrlsburg, Pa., is
the president of the aoclatlon and
the presiding officer at the convention
sessions, which are being held at the
New Willard hotel.
Farmer Partner of Morirnn Comeg Bo
fore Committee Ith Xew Scheme.
Washington, Dec.-13. Suggesting
the appointment of a court or com
mission made up of competent busi
ness men only, to control the business
which should have power to sentence
individuals to Jail tor violation ot the
anti-trust law, George Perkins, a for
mer partner of J." P. Morgan appeared
today before the senate committee on
commerce. He suggested this commis
sion should be a branch of the United
States department of commerce and la
bor and thought that the body should
be empowered to license corporations
doing an Interstate business so they,
could control them. - ' '