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ROGUE RIVIR COUKIBR. GRAIfTS PASS, OREGON. AUG. 16, 1907.
Try us tor your groceries, all we
ask is our opportunity to show you
our line and acquaint you with the
high quality of our goods, it takes
but one trial to prove in a most
concluftve fanner ' that we are the
peopliho SuV Jq&4j
1 We (jffcr this week
New Extracted Honey,
Peaches, Herri es, Melons,
418 G Street, - Grants Pans
Near Palace Hotel
GETS IMMUNITY PLEDGE
IIOAD WHICH O.WK EVIDENCE
AGAINST STAN DA III) OIL NOT
TO IJE PltOSKCCTEI).
Washington, Aug. 14. It became
known today that the Chicago A Al
ton Railroad was given an Immunity
bath for Its part In connection with
Illegal rebates for which the Stand
ard Oil Company was recently con
victed and lined $29,240,000. Aa a
reason It Is probable that the cases
against the Alton Company, which
might have carried with them Ones
amounting to several millions of dol
lars, will be dropped. It appears
that former Attorney-General Moody,
now a Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States, under whose di
rection the Standard Oil cases were
Instituted, used tho Chicago & Alton
to gain the Information necessary to
eonvlct the octupus. Special Counsel
Morrison, formerly United States Dis
trict Attorney for the Chicago dis
trict, It Is understood, promised the
Alton Immunity from prosecution In
return for Information furnished. In
all probability this was not known
to Judgo I-midld, but the Department
of Justice, fooling the moral obliga
tion Imposed by Mr. Morrison's work,
has fully Informed Judgo I.nndls of
CITIES OF WEST ISOLATED.
Every lNwtnl nm! WcNlern Villon Op.
rriitor Is Culled Out.
Ban Francisco, Aug. 14. Doputy
Fresldctit Copps of the Telegraphers
yesterday Issued an order railing out
all union operators between the Can
adian and Mexican borders and west
of the Itocky Mountains. He stntod
that the order bad been complied
with and that the entire western sys
tems of both companies Is now tied
The strike of the union telegraph
operators became complete In tho
Western Union and l'ostal offices In
Oakland and San Francisco yesterday
afternoon at 5 o'clock, when every
union operator left his key. Tlint tho
strike may extend to other trades la
Chicago. Aug. 14.-- Up to tho pres
ent all efforts to bring about a settle
ment of the telegraphers' strike have
Commissioner of Labor Nelll, Pres
ident (Jompers.John Mitchell, Daniel
Keefe and Kalph M. Kaslcy, who of
fered their services as mediators, ad
mitted last night that not a single
move had been made that would fore
shadow even a conference between
the contending parties.
Instructions were Issued by the ex
ecutive committee for every union
operator to refuse to work wjtfl
The Chicago Board of Trade yes
terday telegraphed to President
Roosevelt, asking his asslstanee to
ring the strike to an Immediate end.
Practically a call tor a general
atrlke was Issued yesterday. It was
"To all Local Presidents and Sec
retariesGeneral Executive Board
re. Strike In cities now out auth
orised and legal. Local officers la
those cities will spare no effort to
take out etery Western Union, Postal
lad Associated Press operators. Tele
graphers In other cities refuse to
werk with offices on atrlke.
(Signed) "Wesley rUssell."
"This Is really a general strike or-
KANT PROMINENT MEN FROM
AM. PARTS nV THE (DL'NTRV '
WILL TAKE ACTIVE PAJtT.
Twenty-five Authorities on the Sub
ject of Irrigation Will Deliver
Addresses at Convention.
Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 14. The
program of the fifteenth National Ir
rigation Congress, which will be an
nounced In a few days, will consist
of about twenty-five set speeches and
papers by men of national promin
ence, covering practically all ques
tions of National and State policy,
present and contemplated, having to
do with the conservation, develop
ment and control of the natural re
sources of the country. The program
will be brief, In order to give ample
time for discussion and short
speeches from the floor are expected
to make this an exceedingly snappy
and Interesting session.
Among the men of national prom
inence who will be heard are Vice
President Fairbanks, United Statea
Senators Newlands of Nevada, Bank
head of Alabama, Dick of Ohio,
Smoot of Utah, Heyburn of Idaho,
Carter of Montana, Warren and
Clark of Wyoming, Perkins and Flint
All the California Congressmen
will be In attendance, also Congress
men Oronna of North Dakota, Bart-
lett of Nevada, Currier of New
Hampshire, Ralney of Illinois and
Congressman Currier is one of the
leading advocates of the proposed
Eastern forest reserves, and will
come from New Hampshire to ad
dress the congress on the subject.
The Governors of several States will
The National Reclamation Service
will be represented on the program
by the director, Hon. F. H. Newell,
who win dollver an evening address
on the work of the service. Repre
sentatives of Canada, Mexico and
Australia have been assigned places
on the program.
The main feature of the program
will be debates upon the National
Forest Reserve policy and on the pro
posed leasing of grazing lands on the
public domain. ,
Itats Kite lUby in Crib.
Pittsburg, Aug. 14. Lawrence
BernuHscr, the year-old son of Mrs.
Lawrence Uernesser, of Sharpsburg,
was attacked in his crib this morning
by two vicious rats and perhaps
Cries of the child brought the I
mother hurrying to the scone, and In j
time to see two big gray rats rush-
lng away. The Infant was blood-be- j
spattered, and two large gashes had j
been rent In Its right arm. The arm
was swollen badly, and It is feared
that the Infant has been poisoned. I
The child Is In a serious condition '
and suffered Intensely from loss of '
blood. Its recovery 1b doubtful.
$100 Reward $100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there Is at least
oue dreaded disease that seieuce lias
been able to cure In all its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only poeiltve cure now knowu
to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be
ing a constitutional disease, requites
a constitutional treatment. Hall e
Catarrh Cure is takeu internally, act- j
lng directly upon the blood and mu
cous aurfaiet of the system, thereby
ibwtroylng the foundation of the dis-
earn, and giving the patient strength ,
by building up the confutation and
agisting nature hi doiug its work.
The proprietors have so much faith In
ita curative powers that they offer one j
Hundred Dollars for auy case that It i
fails to core. Send for list of testimo-1
Address: F. J. CHENEY A Co.. i
Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c j
Take Hall's Family Pills for ooi sti-1
der," liust 'U, "but we will
all until Pr-'.-ld-'nt Small arrives to
penult him to Issue ihe order for the
geueral stoppage of ork."
Most otlicca on the coast are al
ready out. If necessary every clerk
and messenger will be called upon to
leave his posltlou. The cable opera
tors will stop communication between
Baa Francisco and the Orient.
Prices on EJiaon Phonographs ad
vance September IS. We still have a
few In stock at the old pricee. Thoto '
and Music Store. 1
nPJOtBZ DEFEAT KOREANS.
Koreans Finally Overcome and Are
Forced to Surrender.
Seoul, Aug. 14. After two days
of hard fighting with Korean soldiers
the Japanese troops have aucceeded
In capturing the island of Kang-wha,
twelve miles north of Chlemulpo. on
which were some old forta held by a
small garrison. The first detachment
of 200 Japanese detailed to disband
neared the Island and were beaten
off. Six Japanese were fatally
wounded at this time. The Japanese
finally succeeded in landing on the
north end of the island and held
their own until the arrival of rein
forcements of 200 men with machine
guns. A number of severe engage
ments followed when the Japanese
captured tne forts and barracks, kill
ing or capturing all the Korean sol
diers. Korean officials of the north
and eastern sections are sending
daily appeals for help. The whole
of the northern provinces near the
f alu river are reported in a state of
Insurrection and Japanese troops are
being hurried to the scene. Frequent
clashes occur In the mountain dis
tricts of the eastern section between
the native troops and small bands of
A TERRILE MISTAKE
YOUNG GIRL SENTENCED TO
JAIL FOR TWENTY MONTHS
. SERVES TWENTY YEARS
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 14 Rena
Rivers, whft died a few days ago In
prison at one of the State mines,
had served the State as a convict for
nearly thirteen years on a sentence
that was only for twenty months.
The clerk, when the papers were
made out, made a mistake in calling
the number of years instead of
months. The girl was only about 12
years of age, and was sent up from a
poorly settled part of the State,
where the courts at that time were
She was arraigned for larceny,
and went through the trial, and was
given a light sentence of less than
two years. In a few days she was
sent to the mines, and there she r
malned until her death recalled who
She was charged at the prison
with a twenty-year term, and
through her confinement, for con
siderably more than twelve years,
with the allowance made for her ex
cellent behavior In prison, she was
all but through the term with which
she was charged.
Because of her good conduct she
had for a long time been a trusty at
the prison. Her death recalled the
circumstances of her unjust Impris
onment, and her mother, who Is In
tho employ of Judge R. H. Walker,
a well known lawyer of Houston
county, Informed her employer of the
circumstances, so far as she knew
Ho investigated the matter for the
aged negress and found the state
ments as to the original sentence be
ing for only twenty months, despite
the fact that she was docketed for
twenty years at the prison, to be
correct. He Is now In Montgomery
urging the Legislature to pass an set
reimbursing the mother for tho years
of service nf her daughter, of whlih '
she was deurived by the error of the
ntrr Favor Xew roimiv nf T.......-J..1 I
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 14. The
Board of Supervisors completed tho
canvass of the returns of the recent
election In Imperial Valley and to
day passed the necessary ordinances
declaring tile formation of Imperial
Valley as a county. The vote in
favor of forming the new county was
1120 out of 1 S26. considerably In
excess of the 65 per cent required.
In the county seat fight El Centro
won by 563 to 455 for Imperial and
S2J for Ilrawley. The resolution
passed by the Supervisors will be
seut to the Secretary of State and
when he files it In Sncramento, Im
perial eoun'r becomes a separate and
Istlnct organization and the officers
elected at l he same election may be
gin their duties.
Boy Takes Wireless From Transport.
Alameda. Cal., Aug. 14. Albert
Wolff, the son of August Wolff, yes
terday, over his own wireless tele
graph service, received a message
sent from the transport Thomas,
then over 100 miles at sea, that the"
vessel would reach port at 10 o'clock.
The message also contained the in
formation that two had died on th
trip from Honolulu.
WlrHeM In Argentina.
Buenos Ayres, Aug. 14. The Ger
man Wireless Company has received
concessions for establishing wireless
stations on the Argentine coast.
SIR HARRY MACLEAN GIVEN HIS
LIBERTY BY OUTLAWS WHO
HELD HIM PRISONER.
Morocco Rejoices When Raisull Gives
Freedom to Sultan's Commander-in-Chief.
Paris, Aug. 14. Some hope of re
lief in a gloomy situation Is con
tained in the news of the release of
Blr Harry MacLean by the bandit
Raisull. Reports from Tangier say
that the titled hostage was handed
over by his captor to the Elkmers
tribesmen, who gave him his free
dom. It Is believed that Sir Harry Mac
Lean, commander-in-chief of the Sul
tan's forces, can bring some order
and discipline out of the now demor
alized troops and march them to the
aid of the French soldiers who, under
General Drude, are battling so
bravely against tremendous odds In
Casa Blanca. Moreover, it Is be
lieved that RaUull would never
have relieved his captor had he not
realized that the critical situation
foretold a bloody vengeance from the
Europeans, led by the French aa soon
as reinforcements arrived on the
coast and could be sent Into the in
terior. Though the more fanatic among
the natives are enthusiastic about
throwing off the foreign rule and are
preaching a holy war of extinction,
the shrewdest of the leaders realize
that In the long run It will be hope
less to cope with the French Govern
ment, which is bound to triumph
over the poorly armed and poorly
organised native forces.
Raisull, after an abortive attempt
to kidnap MacLean's beautiful
daughter, who is known as the "Em
press of Morocco," made away with
the father, and for a long time has
been holding him for ransom. How
ever, feeling the direction of the dip
lomatic wind, he no longer dared to
keep him prisoner, as he did the
American, Ion Perdlcarls, but freed
him. The bandit understood that If
MacLean met his death In the troub
lous times which now confront Mo
rocco he would have to pay an awful
trice tor the life of his prisoner.
OY TOfR OF INSPECTION.
Harrimnn Is Expected In Los Angeles
to Investigation Kloctric Railways.
Los Angeles, Aug. 14. President
E. II. Harriman of the Southern Pa
cific and party, who were In Chicago
Monday, are expected In Los Angeles
this week o'n a tour of Inspection.
The principal subject before Presi
dent Harriman will be the local
electric railroad situation.
The Southern Pacific has several
propositions in the State to electrize
feeders, the power to be gotten from
Vice-President J. Ross Clark and
General Manager R. E. Wells of the
Salt Lake system expect to meet
Harriman. at Salt Lake, having
Started for that point Sunday night.
This Indicates to many that the spe
cial train will probably come to Los
Angeles over the Salt Lake tracks.
Only 1 7, Hut Wants a Divorce.
Baltimore. Aug. 14. So far as the
memory of the oldest clerk In the
Circuit Court goes, Mrs. Lillian K.
Miller Is the youngest divorcee on
The young woman, now not quite
17 years old, had been a grass
widow since her marriage two years
No defense was made to the suit
Youth Shot While Killing Snake
Redding. Cal.. Aug. 14. Joe Ta
ger. 14. a boy living at Inwood. while
being taken from Anderson, where
he uuderwent an operation for ab
bess of the leg, was shot through
the hand by a pistol. He got out of
the buggy to shoot a rattlesnake
which had attacked his horse. The
bullet went through his hand Instead.
He nearly bled to death from the
Incendiaries at Work In Fresno.
Fresno. Cal., Aug. 14. The In
habitants of this city are frightened
by an epidemic of Incendiary fires
that has destroyed fourteen barna
and three houses in the past three
days. It Is the general belief "here
that all the fires were started by a
firebug, as the circumstances at
tending all the conflagrations are
similar and point to Incendrlarlsm.
Are money makers every time, absolut
ely true to mame, onirrigated, they al
ways grow, not the cheapest but the
best. Fully guaranteed.
F. W. SETTLEMIER,
This is the only school in the Northwest which
prepares young men and young women lor
Priva te Secre tary
We have ceased trying to fill all positions which are brought to
our attention. Only the best are selected and for the best we
must have the best young people.
Write us today and ask us about this Private Secretary Course
Holmes Business College
nD-wt A Kin jn
Indian Declared to Re Insane.
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 14. Fran
cisco Calac, the alleged slayer of
Philip S. Sparkman, was tried for
insanity before a Jury in Judge Tor
rence's court and was pronounced
Insane.' He was ordered committed
to the asylum at Highland.
Calac is an Indian of uncommonly
repulsive appearance. The Indian
wished the Sheriff to bring a paper
to be signed whereby Calac would
algn his permission to be Instantly
executed. If he regains his reason
he will be tried on the charge of
A Memorable Oiy.
One of (lie days'-we "rememberer! th
pleasure, as well as w ith proflt to our
health, it the one on which we be
came acquainted with Dr. King's
New Life Pills, the painless partners
that core headache and biliousness,
and keep the bowels right. 25o at all
falls 11 '
MUCH CLOTHING THAT IS SOLD FITS LITTLE
BETTER THAN A BARREL. WE ARE NOT
A -SHAMED FOR A MAN WHOM WE FIT OUT
TO LOOK AT HIS BACK. EVEN NEGLIGEE
GARMENTS MIGHT JUST AS WELL BE PROP
ERLY CUT, IT COSTS NO MORE BUT So
MANY MANUFACTURERS ARE CARELESS.
THEY DO NOT WISH To MAKE GOOD THINGS
BUT THINGS "JUST AS GOOD." A THING
THAT IS JUST AS GOOD, CAN BE NO BETTER
THAN A GOOD THING. WE Do NOT CLAIM
THAT WHAT WE SELL YOU IS "JUST A3
GOOD," BUT THAT IT IS "GOOD." WOULD
YOU NOT RATHER HAVE SOMETHING GOOD?
COME TO A GOOD PLACE. THESE ARE SOME
"GOOD" THINGS FOR LITTLE MONEY; SUM
MER UNDERWEAR, ALL OF THE 50C KIND
FOR 371C, $1 UNDERWEAR FOR 75C, $1.25
AND $1.50 UNDERWEAR FOR $1, MENS'
CRASH, LINENE AND TWO PIECE SUITS JOFF
MAKING PRICE PER SUIT FROM $2 UP.
MENS' SUMMER PANTS AT A DISCOUNT OF
f3,o. MENS' WHITE DUCK PANTS, THE
$1.50 GRADE FOR $1, BOYS COVERT AND
KHAKI SUITS$1, BOYS WASH SUITS 2 5 r
DISCOUNT, BIG ASSORTMENT OF MENS'
SOFT SHIRTS, THE $1:25 KIND FOR $1
LOTS OF OTHER BARGAINS, GOOD ENOUGH
FOR ANYBODY, CHEAP ENOUGH FOR EVERY
BODY. QE0. 5. CALHOUN C2.
OUTFITTERS TO BOT Mb Ml
A. L. KITCHIN,
run i imvu, urv.iv i
Killed for Stealing Bottle of Whisky.
Oakland, Cal., Aug. 14. There
was a running fight yesterday In the
West Oakland freight yard of the
Southern Pacific 'that terminated is
a tragedy when State Police Officer
J. B. Burke shot and Instantly killed
Switchman F. A. Duman.
Burke says that while making hit
rounds be saw Duman steal a bottle
of whisky from a Southern Pacific
Burke called to the switchman, hut
the latter started to run and refused
to halt at the command of the officer,
who says he was at last forced to fire.
Duman fell to the ground, dying al
Hops will be ready for ptcklngTin
the old John Ranzau yard, now the
Cornell and Flanagan yard, abont Au
gust 26. 1 hey will need abont (00
THAT A BARREL ISA NICE
COOL TH I H C To WEA R BUT
WHO WANTS' TO WEAR A
BARREL WHEN WE HAVE:
APPAREL THAT IS
JUST AS COOL M
LOOKS MUCH BETTER