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LA GRANDE. OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 17. 1904
Twenty-three Men go
Down with Bridge at
Weatherby and Several
An acoidnnt oocured near Weatber
liy yesterday which nearly oaused the
c.eath of tw'nty three bridge carpen
ters who were king on the long
bridge known by the railroad men as
Dumber 349. The men were iu the
renter of (be bridge attempting lo g t
i in oonditioo to allow the train to
"piss aDd gel the mail aoroM the river
when Ibe center b'tiis weut out earry
i 'g lire bridge and carpenteis av.ay
with It. Six ol tbe men wore more or
less lDJ'irrd eeveial seriously injured,
The men were carried on down t.ream
a considerable distance before they
were rweened. If.isconsifiPi.il nlm.-st
miracle that tbe entire twenty three
were out drowned. Tbe loss ol thia
bridge put all hope of making a trans
far ol the m ail and p-ssangirs lor tbe
next three or tout di;'S out ol the
question. -1 here am now at Baker
Cily three trains which are unable to
get any luither easi. Lust nights No
Swasaonuthd at Pendleton, but No
6 will-go as tar an Bker City in Ibe
morning La Graoiic cum expfot but
one train a day liom now until tbe
road i again open lor business.
Mob Demand Prisoner
Denver, April 15 Specials from
Central City eay l-at mob bae sur
rounded the jiil there and demanded
that the Sheriff turn over In fthem
A ill 1). G ilbraitb, tbe sell ooufet'fd
murderer ol bis wile.e nine-year-old
boy. Galbraith wti until reoent y a
prominent mauager and was held in
Hearst on Top
The Itemnoraoy ol Oregon City bve
declared tor H"ar.it. , This alviut set
tles the fate ol Parker. (!lrveland,
O ney, Bryap, Uoni in and a few
others who will re'i e into oblivian
and tell tho'ir grandchildren how thry
misted being Prrs;d.Mii. by overlooking
ibe mighty ni, lie-it i thf fpreading
terns ot Ol-oltnmn imnniy Oegnn.
Prof, and Mrs. W. A.
Simpson Entertain the
Dark Town Population
in Royal Style.
enjoyed in La Grande In lougtlme.
I Tbe first prise for the most original
costume was won oy uicy narmoo auu
Herbie Ormond, the second by Ethel
Gulling and Archie Htooe and tne cake
walk prise; was awarded to Charles
Oliver and Nellie Disqua. -
Tbe"Drrk Town" population held
forth in Armory hall but evening, the
guexts of Prof and Mrs W A Simpson
All the black Chilians were thereldreeaed
in their spade tailed coats andhigh silk
hata, . their best calico gowns and
stripped stockings, their high collars
and llashy ties. The cullud orchestia
was there too, and the way those nig
gers darned to their old plantation
music was not slow.
But the dance was a success as all
those given by Prof and Mrs Simpson
are. Uunder their able management
they could not be otherwise. The best
of order and decorum was maintained
and all present pronounced it one. of the
most successful terpinchorean eventB
I Thinking hard
Abqut the April
We've been thinking about tliein for
some time. Iluve one tho'iqlil all ex
pressed in garments now, nnrl we've
put on the in ....
PRICES THAT ' TALK AND TAKE
You must have sliirt wnisi.-i for the coining wurin
weiilber, so here is your chance. 1000 waisls in
our block and all reduced. Waists ranging in
price from 40 un. A nice line of wash silk walets
beautifully trimmea in drawn work aDd insertion
at 3 00. Come early as thia big 'sale only lasts
three days, ending Sttur-lay, April 16.
1 1 1 1 1 1 I I .W4-W.MMH-
NO MATTE It WHAT BOOK
vet y hitig for v
nli'e t r c-lt for 1
bo h liiiie mid In.nry
de,rri fit inn li .v nit' il
order i! fo: you an.! I
here fcr il
hi li tlrri'
Our bock stork
? j. lo be- H mil.
jtirluih-s pi a 1 !
Some bjoks i
Shot As Spies
Washington' April 16 Tba Butt-
lan government baa given notice that
newspaper correspondents ming wire
lees telegraph will La treated as spies
This ootloe was served on tbe State
Department by Count Ossein), tbe
Russian Ambassador, today, and it is
understood that similar communo'ia-
lioos were made to all foieltfn offloea
Washington. ' April IS Secretary
8baw today notified Saoator Mitcholl
that be would diieot that Oregon gold
be used in. coining , tbe Lewis and
Olark souvenir dollars' "
Entertained by Misses
Mertie Aldrich and
Bessie Worstell at the
Liquor Men Inaugurate
a Fight Againt that
Law, Claiming it means
Tbe brewers and wholesale liquor
dealers have op ued their fight againat
the local-option law by sending let
ters to their customers inlortning
them that they have organised to de
feat the law. Among other matters
this lertor states that the looal-option
measure is a d&ngerous law and s
drawn that sho ild it pass it would
mean practically prohibition in tht
stave. That lht liquor iutereat musi
poll not less Hmu 35,000 votes ii
order to have any ohance to defeat it.
The letter clone; ' It tbe looal-option
law is not beaten at the oominp
-Ju-e election jou will hve to; figh'
a prohibition election in your own
preoinot next November Did you
know this?" Milton Eagle,
" Tba employes in the Cbronlole of
fice for several weeks bare been trying
to secure tba wages da .tbem, and
matters came to an and ; yesterday
they refused to get tba paper out and
in tba evening foreman Stephen A
Oady filed an attachment in the turn
of 1165.00. ,
The total amount of wages due ia
reported to be in tbe neighborhood of
The probabilities are that matters
will be satisfactory ad jotted . Monday.
Scott Good all was arraigned before
recorder Miller yesterday morning
charged with cruelty to animals in
driving a lime botes to his delivery
He plead not guilty, aud brought
tbe borae before the oourt.besldes
other testimony. While it was evident
that air Goodall thought he wjb in
Sooting no injury to the animal. The
oourl held after bearing all the
evidence that tbe nrdinanoe bad been
violitrd and fined the defendant' the
iowrat possible amo.iut Ave dollais
and ousts, in all $17.40. -
Rector of St. James
Episcopal Church, in
Chicago, Objects to
Tbe yon ng ladies uf the D vnen
Kraus were entertaiuttd tnottt plea
santly at the borne ol Mire Beetle
Worntell last evening, Mis Vortell
being assisted in ontertaiuing hy Miss
Mertie Aldrich. The ev.'ii iik'i enter
tainment was in the form ol an "Old
Maids Party." The program were
written on oards out to rosnmhle a cat
Refreshments such as only old
naids enj'iy, were served consisting of
tea wafers etc
Tbe prise for the most original old
maids costume was awarded to Miss
Allie Stevens and Miss Lillian Mo
Oall won tbe prise in a guessing contest
Those present wre Misses Edna
Schilke Lilliaa MoOall Mary Ramsey
Moina Aikine Gertrude Mitchell Graoe
Kinaey Emma and Marie Olark Mrs
U J Scriber and Mrs 8 O Williams.
About 10 o'olock tbe old maids were
surprised by the arrival of several old
bachelors who deolared ttasy had been
spending a woefully lonesome evening
and thought tbey would seek more
congenial company Tbe old bache
lors were cetera Fred Geibel Fred
Fischer Elva Jamison Walter Fsrgu
ton and Mr Mo "arland
A pew member was taken into tbe
olob in tbe person ol MrsO J Soriber,
W. C. T. U. Election
At their regular meeting the W (
T U ehoted the following officers foi
the. ensuing yean President, Mi
Olive Bolton ; Vice Pres., Mrs MB
Stephenson ; Treasurer, Mrs M Ad-
cook; Keo See, Mia M Aldriob; Oor
tii'O, Mrs L B Smith.
The Union extended a unanimous
vote ol tbauks to the retiring presi
dent, Mrs M R Stephainon, who has
served the society eo long and effioient
ly, Mrs Stephenson has been a mem
her of the Union for 20 years, during
whiob time she baa been a eouroe of
great help and strength to the organ!
iation,aod has been a leading factor
in ell its efforts for good. She ' will
long be held in grateful remembrance
by those associated with ber in tbe
work. 8be declined to longer take
the lead, her heart ie still with tbe
Uulon and she will labor with and for
it as she bae always done.
Warriors of 1844
Thirty thousand men are drawing
eervloe pensions as survivors of the
Chicago April 15 Dr Jamoa S 8tono,'
rector of St James Episuopul church
has pnt a (top to the ohurch cooir's
custom of giving operas, lighter other
wise. ' . .. r
"Religion aid the theater do. not mix
well in the way St Barnes' choir has
been trying to m'x it," deulared the
rector. "I do not have any object
Ion to members of the choir appearing
In in oierrsus individuals.. I am, how
ever, opposes to operas being given in
the nauio of the church "
Yesteiday was the eii.h anniver
sary u! master Willie Snodgraas of
this city. The day was one which
neater Wiilie will remember as one ol
the most plensaul within his memory
V number ot his little ftieuda were in
vited to spend the aiternoob with huv
ind to say tbey bad a most enj yable
loie is st ting the case very nldly.
The little ones were treated to cake
candy and oranges. Master Willie
was the recipient of many bandsomo
presents. Tbe amusement oonslatej
ol mutio and games Those present
were: Dorr i a Keavis Lola Reavis Mil
dred Reavis Helen Bartlelt Lois Given
Matide Snndgrars A goes Grant Bessie
Beuhler Alioel Hill Oepil Lilly Doro
thy Komig Ruth ArdreyEtba 'lbomae
Leon a NellnJUary Nnwlin Stella
Bodmer Trottie Collier Freddie Book
Richard Hauaeo Viotor Hansen Clay
ton Ingalt Jimmie Romig Gladys
Romig Dean Smith Albert MoOrsry
Marie and Willie Snodg rasa.
Roosevelt end Elkins
Charlestun W Va April 16 The West -f,
Virginia Ropubllcnti fatute Convention .;
toduy instructed its delegates at largo . -for
Kooaevolt tor Proaldont und lilklnn .
for Vire President. All the district con. '
ventlona had previously acted likewise,-. ;
making 14 dulegaios secured for tlm ..
Hoorevell column, The 'feature of tho '.
convention was the speech of Senator
Scott, chairman of the convention,
member of ' the National committee, . .
former associate of Senator Hanna, and '.
prominently uiontloned for chairman of
the next National Convention;"'"' ' . .
Mohair Pool Sold
Da'laa, oT. April 15. The Polk
Ccuuty Mobair Association sold its
pool today to H. L. Fenton, o! Dallas
at 34 cents Tbe p tol lepresents
40,000 pouods. It was told at publlo
auction. ' ' i ..
The Young Mene Cbristain Assooia
tion at Spokane are planning to build .
a houBf to oost 9100,000 in which nn
Industrial Sohool will be established.
. The little sober Japs are giving
the beer bloated, brandy oblusoated .
big ltnssiaos a striking temperance
lecture by bottliug them up in Port ,
Arthur. . ' ,
. Daniel Keegan the buglar who blew
tbe l ist oall at Appomattox and really
blew the last bugle oall sounded for
Ibe Confederacy la dead at New Oi- .
put li lu'i's' if ir s, so y. ti ure lik-.'ly t
(l"Tliy !i o r
Vf I till'
l.C t'lt tiilllf
V. llOll 11 In
(ink y u ?
oiwiiys flrc -y
t .r ' h occii'-i'
icia nlway." rigli',
ma .il ii v - n .
no, wli' n
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NEWL1N DRUG CO.
Tbe widely heralded Farmers dsnoe
to be given under tbe direct in of
Prof, and Mrs. Simpson two of the
moat successful originators of novelties
to be louod in the entire Wret, will be
given in Armory hall Thursday even
ing, April 21 The genteel farmer
and the evkwatd rube, the ! shltil
girl and the gay dairy m till w I il hi
their. The fellers are n quested to
bring their lanteroi sk the burn will
be a leotle dark Th Armvy h .11 w II
be muln to oj' as miiali liun a a n
as possible an1! tin riii a c!i -tr w ll
be seate'l on bales of hny and trw.
The gianil niiirch will h'i led i. Hm -ah
Lizi Perkio sn't Iter f-ill.T, U-ise
kiah Hupeltil. The i'l.ll.irn will play-.!-
'.un.' y il Vint P I'Uth
ir .th1 cllr elT when mi i- c.i t.i '.i a
caw.lrillo. Gills ra.i.t, t.itt b' Imali'iil-
whrn the fellers ak the n to d inco.
Gals m.Ht not be higlif ihiten in drsss-
in( j ist waro calicer an. I ninfltiiMi (ires
es and sunblniiets snd itr tw hale and
r'mexber the date, 1 hur.-.lny. April
12 For invites see pro, rii taii
Wslls Wallf, April it) Probably
1,000 boif'S ol "gri-en st ff" oimatv
iug mainly of rhoStr'", hu. with a
small ptoporlioi of apnrsgui snd
greea onion ware sent ou'. of Wal'a
IT PAYS TO KNOW
There is no "luck" aboul 1t. It's the mn who
pissesaes the knowledge that makes his mark. . That,
"knolelge is power end power. is uioaey," baa been
demount rated too often to meet any further argument. .
We tuoution thesb facts "bectuso we beliuve that
comporatively speaking, few of La Grande's Male
Population fully realize how complete our Men's -Store
is in every department ... .
and liow-die iply . tliey can buy stric.ly first class
dependable sititu and furnishings. We h;iv eon
growing we have devote i time and onorny. wt study
your wiints mid believe we know ttiotn tiiuro'ili'y .
and in inl.lii.ioti lo this we have, f.miliucs for buying
enjoyed bv no other bouje in La Oraude and guarim-
toe that IT SAVES YOU MONEY buiidos g
you the best assorted and most complete in Lit (Jriiiii
to select from. SUITS 5.00 TO 25.0l)v Jag
- ' , , ran-.
. MONSTER SALE OF BOYS'
CLOTHING for two days more.
All of 200 suits to ohooso from
at prices never quoted quite
so low. Fit the boy out now,
25 tc 35 per cent is woith saving
THE STAR HAT
is equal to any $4
hat on the mar
ket. . Hats down
to 95 cents.
PONGEE SHIRTS.XgiviMgr ,-
and $3.00, with of La Grande
1 1 1 I . 'anf 7"
IBIS. I uicuio LO.i;il. J ' f - V
in dozens ol" j , ,.m
newest cola' frra t"f ?ii '
"puna of paf QHpA
sj i i.ou aowr
Meet In May
$3.50 this "
y with a
The Or. goo Federatlod ol Labor
meet this year In Oregon Oily Mar 1