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LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY. OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 190?
STARTLING NUMBER OF
Lawrence. Ran'.. Jan. 1 9. Saturday
January, 1 9, appear to be a record day
for ' fata! wreck on railroad. Aside
from the Fowler wreck, where the death
list will never be accurately known, three
men were killed in this city by the explos-.
on or a Santa F freight engine on a
bridge this morning. Fourteen car were
r!5rM " V r.rw nH Mown to duces.
The engineer, fireman and a brakeman
were killed. '
Fortworth Tex Jan 1 9 A' passenger
train on the Denver division ran into an
open switch twenty-six miles north of
here Fireman Williams was killed and sev
ral others hurt 4
Hammond Ind Jan 19 The Lake Shore
train, crowded with people returning from
a night m Chicago was wrecked early this
morning and twenty-one are injured.
Merridian Mis, Jan 19 In a headon
collision butween the New Orleans and
Northwestern last night, the engineer and
firemen were fatally hurt. , The engineer
jumped into a ditch and trying to follow
his example three other passengers were
hurt. , . (
Sumpter, S C, January 19. There
was a headon collision on the Atlantic
Coast line today between a passengerand
freight. Wrecki.ig crews, doctors and
nurses ai on ui Mua, diilh; ire
ACCIDENT. AT .PEORIA
Peoria, IIU Jan. 19. The Rock Island
local went into a washodl this morning.
None were killed but many injured. Rains
have made the traffic dangerous In all
parts of this state
'"'.THREE KILLED AT OSSEO
Osseo, Minn., Jan. 19. The Winnipeg
Flyer on he Great Northern was wrecked
this morning by the spreading of rails.
Three passengers were killed.
' OMACiAN BARK GROWTH
i8crlpp Nw A HSlaUon)
Montreal. Jan 19 Between the end of
1900 and 1906 the chartered banks of
Canada increased paid up capital from
$65,000,000 to $94X00.000 a gain of
44 The total deposits in 1903 ware
$305,014,003; now they are $877,300,
000 an increase of 89 Total discounts
and current ioanain 1900 were $279,
279.000 compared with $576,000,000 at
the present nrr.e n increase of 107
In 1906 the business 'of the banks in
creased at a more rapid rate than in any
previous year. A yar -gu the total de
posits' were S51I.942.4Q'? contrasted
with the iaU: figures ooi.Eil3,906 an
ncrease of 14g .
Of HCIAL REPORTS PLACE
(Bcrlrpi New Ansoclatlon)
Galveston Jan 19 A Panama cabled
reports that the cabie breaks register in
dicates that five disturbance- occured off
the shore about twenty-flv mile from
Jamaica last night. Many believe these
subterranean quakes are rasponsi.le for
the deepening of the water in the Kings
ton harbor. Ten bodies have been recov -red
froTi the bay and it is believed they
were persons who fell into the sea during
the panic. Kingston is still in danger of
sinking into the sea. Measurements today
show the sea to be steadily encroaching
and adancing. have already several feet.
Since yesterday the great fissures at
the water's edge havu run back several
fekt and slides of huge porions of the
shore lines are continually dropping
the water and are seen no more.
' Lsndonv Jan . ' 1 9 Dispatches from..
Kingston say that seven hundred are
buried up to date. One thousand and
seventeen victims have been recovered
from the ruins. .
- Havana, January ' 19 The steamer
Oteri arrived in Santiago today from
Kingston with one hundred and fifty-two
passengers who were in the earthquake.
Thirty-five of them are injured, several of
whom will likely die. The Cuban cutter,
which was dispatched by Governor Ma
goon with relief and supplies, returned to
day, driven back by the high winds.
i Scrlpps News Association)
Nevada Jan 19 The Grass Valley
Mines reopened to day with a full, crew
of men In every mine.' ; All are working
as before the strike. At a late hour last
night the . miners . ' accepted the
proposition to go work on the old schedule
with the assurance that an eight hour day
be granted in the future.
IWfMY (ARS Of (ATTlf
Conductor Wyate took a special freight
to Elgin yesterday consisting of empty
stook car, and during the &ftsrr.M), r
turned with twenty car of stock that had
been purchased by Mr Benson, represent
ing the Union Meat Company of Portland
The stock was purchased in Wallowa coun
ty and delivered to Elgin.
GRAIN MARKUP ,
iHcrlpp News Association)
""Chicago, Jan. r9 Wheat opened at
closed at 77; corn opened at
Closed . at 45; .oats opened at
closed at 158 V-
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rOR A MW COUNTY
The proposition to divide Union county
and eat a new county, with Union as
the csunty-seat, is now fairly before the
pOi 'e, the petitiore being circulated and
deta ls looked after. The fight is practic
ally the same a was up two year ago,
the lines of the ntw county being precisely
the same is at the contest In 1908. .The
following map, used two years ago, will
give the public an idea of the territory
which it is proposed to include Ir.the new
county. The outlook for the creation of
this new county seem better than in 1 906,
and the reason for it establishment seem
stronger than two year ago. Union Re
public. . .. .... , , ., , , ,
The map referred above was run la
the Obssrvih two year ago. . ,
Only a few days left
to pick the big bargains at The Fair store
SALE CLOSES ON
We have added many new
things to our list to make
it worth your while to buy
the last few days.
FCIS NOW UP
We would call attention to
our boys' and girls' shoes.
As everyone knows the
price of leather has ad
vanced, and having bought
our line before the advance,
will continue to sell at the
old price until the line is
(Scrlpps News Association)
Fowler, Ind., Jan., 19. Twenty
killed and forty Injured In a wreck of the
fast Big Four passenger train, running be
tween Chicago and Cincinnati, and a
freight here this morning. Twenty of the
injured wBI die. Immediately after the
accident the wreckage caught fire.
The passenger wae on the main line of
the Big Four railroad and running at
five miles , an hour. The dispatcher at
Fowler, on account of the dense fog, knew
that that the engineer , could not see the
signal directing him to stop a the West
bound freight had the right of way.
The dispatcher waved a, lantern and
fired several shots from a revolver tn an
effort to attract the attention of the train
men, but the train rushed by, and the
moment it reached a half mile east of the
station the crash came. Both firemen
were killed, but the .!Sera escaped by
by jumping. Twenty, of the .dead died
instantly.- ' ;
No sooner had the' terrible acciden
occured than flames began to lick up the
wreckage and within a short time tweity
bodies had been cremated. Two passen
gers escaped from the smoker.
' Greatest of all was the list of casual
ties in the combination car. Mrs Schaff,
the wife of the vice president of the road
was in hor husband private car and was
not injjrad. , . , . .,!...
' The official report of the number of
dead will probably never be known. Con
ductor Hiddenger was killed and with hie
body, burned the records 'of how, many
passengers there were'on the train.
A relief train was on the scene within
an hour. Later a train arrived with Dr.
John Oliver, the Big Four surgeon and
other officials. At least six btirned to
death" after they Were' pinned under the
wreckage. The rescuers gave their first
attention to the injured and loaded them
on the relief train which returned at once
to Cincinnati. This done, the work of re
covering the dead and charred bodies was
Kankakee, III, Jan 19 Seven survivors
of the injurad in ti Fowler wreck have
been brot to this city. W E Harris of
Indianapolis died soon after his arrival,
DUE TO THE FOG
Indianapolis, Jan 19 The General Sup
erintendent Dougherty says "Fog caused
(Scrlpps 5w Association)
Indianapolis. 'Jan 19 President John
Mitchell rf the united miner in a speech
this morning said that the convention must
adopt either his report or that of Vice
President Lewis. He taid that the report
is opposite in methods of settling differ
ences. Lewis maintain that the presi
dent i too 'conservative and that hi
method i favorable to capitalists. The
committee on reports recommends that
the president's report be adopted but the
question will go to a vote.
(Scrlpps New Association) ' ' , ' ;
Portland, Jan 19 Labor . union of the
federated . trade will participate ' in
a parade tonight in a demonstration in
favor of the striking street oar employee.
There I mw plan to urn up uia ,
system and violent demonstration art
expected and to thi ' end, the strike
breaker are arming themselvea and th
polioe increasing it force in preparation
for the trouble that it look for tonight.
THE KINDO PROBLEM IN (AJIADA :t
(Scrlpps News Aaeuolatlon) " : :
Quebec Jan 19 -The Hindo problem in
thie , country will be , finally r settled In
the near future a Commissioner of Im
migration Obe Smith who hae been look
ing into the condition of British Indians to- :
day report that the Hindu in British
Columbia and all parte of Canada are Jn
a starving condition and are not it a 1
suited to the northern climate, i It i , ex
pected that the government will act on
tl( report immediately and atop further
Hindo from landing. In th country ae up
to the present haves-been a . complete
. SISTER VISITS PBlSiCSER 5"
(Scrlpps News Association) ..
New York Jan 19Countess Yarmouth,
a sister of Thaw visited her brother at
the prison this morning. - ' '.
Pride of Grande Rohclc
The product of the Imbler flouring mill situated in the vary heart of th
best wheat land in OrMnS Ronde valley, consequently the best flour, A trial
will convince vou of itt superorlty.
Insist on hating v'Mr order filledwith JI ortod or the "Paten( from this.
same mill; . , , , ;
For sale by all first class dealers. Don't submit to any substitution.
Pride of Grande Ronde
WA H 0
iSciiis News AsMoHation)
Oiympia, Wash.. January 19
man Paul Hamus of the senate com
mittee, this morning personally demanded
the resignation of railroad commissioner
S McMillan, on the grounds that the ma
jority of the legislature opposed him and
stated that prompt reiignatlon would save
UNTINNEL OPEN AGAIN
Mrs Shaw has renovated the Centennial
hotel and is now ready to accommodate
those desiring board and room, or either
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