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LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY. OREGON. MONDAY,
AUTOS TO aiMB WHITE MOUNTAINS:
i Scrip ps New Association)
Bretton Woods, N. H.. July 30.-
(.Hcrtpps News Automation
Cannonsberg Pi., Juiy 50 Officers
returned this morning with Elmer Dem
ster a negro aged nineteen who is charged
with the murder of Mr3. Samuel Pears
..ui,wo cniiarenas well as shoo.ing the
third. Dempster.h3 beet employed on
the Pearse farm and was the last person
seen above the Iradesv but no blood stain
LV found upon him. other grounds are
rial nd they are hopeful he will confess.
puiibvMjr uiat tne negro was accus
tomed to abusing the four-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Pearce and last night
the little girl comphined to her mother
about. The negro overheard the state
ment and wrestling a revolver from Mrs.
Pearce shot and killed the iittie girl two
other children and the mother. Ha also
shot an infant lying in its cradie.
Washington, July 30 Tne Cannons-
beaff officer, had -to br.nff Damntnr fmm
' that city to this city this morning to pre
vent lynching. A mob of twenty boarded
the train just outside Cannonsberg and
dragged the officers and the prisoner
2j.J no 6ar ana trl8a 50 -ring tne negro
lyw'a tree. The officers were victorious
witnout Killing anybody and soon regained
the cars. At this station they were met
by three hundred mar. who surrounded
the court house and shouted, "Lynch
AMERICANS LEAVE MHKO
(Scrlppa News Awnciation)
El Paso. July 30 Nine American
machinists arrived today from Chihuahua
where they were employed in the Mexican
Central railroad shops. They report
tiyU they were forced to resign because
"Jr lives were threatened by Mexicans.
'' They were employsd with seventy
Mexicans who last week quit work and
said they would n:t go back to work
until they could get ;! si ns wages as
before this has Bretton Woods been the ;
rendezvous of so many automobiles as to- i
day. Most of the automobihsts who took'
pa.t in tne Giioden t.ur. scores of auto 3
owned by metrbers of the Bay State
Automobile Association and a number of
autos from varous parts of the East have
come here to attend the mountain climb
ing contest, which began here today. In
stead of climbing the steep and dangerous
ascent up Mount Washington this year,
the test will consist in covering the course
through Crawford s Notch. The rou.e is
three and on naif miles long and furn
ishes an excellent test for all kinds and
types of cars. As there are twelve events
scheduled for this .meet, it. will require
several da v to' finih tfcTi !. Cr.s of
the events is a free-for-all, one for Iight
weignt cars from 551 to, dd pounds, one
for heavy-weight cars from 1.432 to
2.2C4 pounds, wnila the others will be for
regular stock touring cars divided accord
ing to the list price from $850 to $3000
Under the conditions of the contests for
the nine stock car events the only parts
that will be allowed to be removed, will
be the muffler, mud guards and lanterns.
Each car must be provided with two
brakes, and every competing car must
carry two passengers, each capable of
managing the machine.
"JUST LOOKING ON"
(Scrlpps Newa Association )
Des Moines. Iowa. July 30. The Re
publican state convention met this after
noon to arrange a state convention for
Wednesday. It is slated thee over six
teen hundred and forty delegates and
three hundred contest. It is likely that
there will be two conventions. Secretary
Shaw is in the state but says that he 'is
just looking on."
-rlpp News Association
Capetown July 30 Germans who are
returning from German Africa, say that
the German soldiers resorted to barbar
ous mth ds in subduing the rekellious
natives. They say one was killed and
fifty were wounded because they refused
to reveal the whereabouts of their chief.
DENVER WANTS CONVENTION
(Scrlpps News APiorlHtion)
Denver July 30 Tnis city has started
a campaign to secure the Democrat
National convention of 1903.
H. L CAUSEY
M. L. Causey today sold his fine one
hundred acre apple orcnard near Imhler
to Messert C. B. Renshaw and A. F.
Wilson of Colorado. Th ennMrtws
being $13,000 or $130 per acre. This
tract was set out years ago and
was considered by all who viewed it
as one of the prettiest tracts on the coast
The varieties were of the best and pur
chasers certainly have' secured a bargain
Mr. Causey had given the subject of fruit
growing much thought and the selection
of this tract and the varieties was the
result of much consideration. ,
He did not plant it with the idea of
selling' but for his own investment but
later having associated himself in the
realestate business in Portland he decided
to dispose of this properity.
HONOR ROOT u SOUTH AMERICA
(Scrlpps News Association)
Rio Janeiro. July 30. Th papers here
attach much t ttention to the importance
ot Secretary Root's visit from America.
Receptions have been planned by the
officials for him. The most important
discussion of the Pan-American congress
will be on th Drago doctrine. If Chili
disagrees on the third article of the pro
gram, it is expected that a spirited debate
will occur during the session.
PLATING TOR CHALLENGE TROPHY
(Scrlpps News Association I
Ridgewood N. J., July 50 The third
annual open tennis tournament of the
Ridgewond Golf Club will begin this
afternoon in the courts of th club. The
winner in the maus singles will have the
right to challerg Mr. E. A. Bas:h the
present holder of the Challenge Trophy
which was donated by the club in 1904.
(Scrlpps Newa Association)
Tokio. Japan, July 30 Okiu has been
appointed as chief general to succeed
Kodma. lately deseased.
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Wll REVIVE ATHLETICS
(Scrlppa New Association)
Boston July 20 The Boston Athletic
Association will hold a special meeting
this afternoon for the purpose ofconsidar
ing steps to revive the interest in active
athla.ics among th members of the
association. Whan the organization was
formed tha members were mostly young
man. active and proficient in the various
track ard field sports. One by on th
th athletics of th club began to retire
from active work however and finally the
club was no longer represented in various
athletio conttsts in the East. An effort
will be made to attract the young ard
active members who will be able and
willing to compete in athletic contests
for the honor of the Club.
(Scrlpps New Association) .'
St. Petersburg July 30 Stolypm still
continues to believe that oeonia wn -
cept his plans of agrarian reform and de
clares that the continued quiet is not'
omnious but indicative of tn people's
faith in th government despite that at
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AMERICAN OPTICIASN MEET
(Scrlpps News Association)
Rochester, N. Y., July 80. Two im
portant conventions of opticians are ' in
session her today. The Optical Society
of New York opened its session at Haines
Hall this 'orenoon and will finish its busi
ness in th afternoon session. In th
evening and also at Haines' Hall th
American Association of Opticians will be
called to order by President B. B. Clark.
The two conventions have attracted mora
than a thousand opticians not only from
this state, but from all pirts of the United
States and Canada.
An elaborate and highly interesting
program has been prepared for the na
tional convention which will begin this
evening and will close on Thursday eve
ning with a banquet to the visitors by the
Rochester Optical Society and local man
ufacturers. At the opening session this
evening the members and delegates will
be welcomed to the city by Mayor Cutler. '
Responses will be made by John C. Eber- j
hardt. of Dayton, O.. and others. Presi
dent B. B. Clark will deliver his annual
address and then Secretary William E.
Huston, of Kansas City, and Treasurer J.
K. Stebbins, of Ashtabula. O., will submit
their annual reports.
In connection with the two conventions
a highly interesting exhibition of optical
goods, apparatus and appliances has been
arranged in a hall adjoi-iing Haines' Hall,
where the sessions of the conventions are
TROUBLE WITH T2ACK LAYERS
i Scrlpps Newa Association
ban r rancisco July si Tne lo:al street
car situation is further complicated to
day when about sixteen hundred track
layers ard pavers struck for an eight
hour a day scale and two fifty a day for
pavers and three fifty for brick layers. Z.
The men have oeen working ten hours
a day for one fifty and two and a half
dollars per day rtspectfully.
JAPAN TO BUY RAILROADS
(K'-rlpps N Association)
Tokio. July 30, -The Japanese Govern
ment h.s just announced the dates on
which it will purchase the six private
railroads, authorization for which pur
chase passed both houses of the Diet last
March. The dates are as follows: The
Hokkaido Tanko Tetsudo and the Kobu
Tetsudo. on October 1, 1906; the Nippon
Tetsudo and the Ganyetso Tetsudo, on
November 1, 1906; the Nishinari Tetsu
do and the Sanyo Tetsudo. on December
The aggregate sum of the purchase
price will amount to 250.000.000 yen. or
about $125,000,000. For the purchas
ing sum of each railroad the government
will allow the interest of 5 er cent a
year, beginning with the respective dite
of purchase. The government will not
issue these bonds until it sees fit to un
dertake the issues. The returns from the
six purchased railroads will not only pay
th running expenses and tbe .nterest, but
will also yield a surplus, the exact amount
cannot yet be estimated with any degree
AT 'f RISCO
Th agent of the O. R. & N has just
received from General Manager J. P.
O'Brien a notice that no more shipment
will b received on the O. R. & N. des
tined for either Oakland or San Francisco
until lurther notice.
This order is mad because of th ter
ribly congested condition in those ' cities.
Thar are now over 6000 carloads stand
ing unloaded in th Oakland and San
Francisco yards and it is impossible to
handle any mora freight there until th
situation is relieved.
Owing to th destruction of all the large
warehouses in those two cities, it is im
possible to unload freight with any rapid
ity and shippers are warned in this man
ner against making any further shipments
to those places until th company can oar
for th traffic.
Notice of th resumption of traffic into
those places will be sent out by th O. R.
TWO INIMICAL PARTS
(Scrlpps News Association)
St. Petersburg, July BO.-The full text
of th radicals' appeal to th army and
navy was mad public through under
ground sources today. X denounces th
emperor and says that Russia is divided
into two inimical parts, the vast majority
being peasants, workingmen and the poor
and oppressed, '.he best soldiers and
officers who are clearly opposed tu these
are led by Trepoff and his associate.
ARMY'S HEALTH IMPROVED f
(Scrlpps News Association
Washington. D. C. July 30 Th an
nual report of th Surgeon General of
the United States Army, for the year
1905, covered by statistic just available,
will make such a showing as is moat
gratifying to army medical officers. There
na been nothing like it in nearly tan
years, and th gratifying condition is at
tributable to th improvement in sanitary
conditions. This is especially so in the
treatment of epidemic, particularly typ
hoid, with which th army was seriously
threatened some year: ago. All kinds of
devices have been adapted, after thorough
trial, in th hop that there would be a
decided improvement io th conditions
prsvailing at army posts. "v
Th same precautions for th health of
th troops hav been taken in th field, on
marches and on army transports. The
army medical corps in some thirty officers
short of - its . authorizsd oommissionsd
personnel, but It is found possible to
maintain the health of the army in a way
which has not been equalled since the
record-breaking year of 1897. The
statistics, when availab's, will show a re
markable state of affairs, entirely credit
able to the surgeons who have been work
ing so hard all along for better military
hygiene. . -
(Scrlppa News Association) '
Peterson J. N. J. July SO - - - - Ex
mayor Belcher who had absconded with
200.000 a year ago from his friends
and firms with which he was connected,
and w ho has been a fugitives since that
time" returned this morning and
surrendered to the jailor. Detectives have
not been able find a trace of tha man
since he left th city over a year ago.
PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED
(Scrlpps New Association)
Poughkeepsi July 30 Three are dead
and fourteen ar sariously injured as
a result of a wreck on th Pacific express
of the New York Central, eleven mil
south of here. It is likely that others
will die. The dead ar Engineer Wells,
Fireman Mill and Trainman Marian Jack.
The wreck was caused by a lanu slide.
TEACHERS RETURNING fROM TOUR
(Scrlpps New Association)
New York, July 30. -- The pa-ty of
about one hundred New Yoik teachers,
which started from her on th last day
of June return today, after having made
a highly interesting and instructive tour
of the United States, including a number
of large cities of the middle states, th
South and th Wast th Yellowstone
Park, th Cripple Creek mining region,
the Grand Canyon. San Francisco,
Seattle. Spokan, Portland, etc.
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