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. Washington Jan. 23 The president
sent a message to congress this afternoon
recommending ship aubsidy legislation,
and commenting upon the great desira
bility of enacting laws to aid American
hipping European powera recognize
the need of similarly aiding ship com
panies to establish and maintain trade.
In order to maintain the present wage of
American seamen the message says that
it is imperative that ship subsidy legiela
, tionbe enacted. The bill which the presi
dent favors, provides for fourteen steam
ships on the Atlantic, subsidized at " a
u million and a half and twenty-two Pacific
coast ships subsidized at a million and a
. quarter. ,
OHIO ON RAMPAGE ..
(8cpps Newe Association! .
, Shaweeton.OhioJan. The Ohio river is
. still rising today. All communication is off,
, no trains being; able to reach the city.
' An ASIATIC " "
(Scrlpps Newe Association)
Sacramento. Jan. 23 A bill wasintro
' duce today prohibiting Chinese and Jap
anese from acquiring further real estates
"titles and entending leases.
SENATOR BAILEY ELECTED
, iScrlpps News A icJation) ..
.' ' .' Austin Tex. Jan 23 Senator Bailey
L. 1 l j . i r i i . i o
wag rouicgmu to ma unitea otaces ten
tft in thi joint session of the legislature
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TO TAX BACHELORS
- (Scrlpps News Association)
Springfield. III. Jan. 23 A bill to tax
bachelors over thirty years of age, five
dollars per year was introduced today in
This inc uo es all ihe
Very latest workmanship.
j beautiful line
9 3 lack skirts are very strong for this season especially
Panamas, Voiles and the sheer materials
T' a Very best rraterial
ph or without
K II fATALLY
As a result of the explosion of seven
sticks' of dynamite at three thirty yester
day afternoon. Mayor W. Q. Hunter lies
dead in his Jiome in Island City today.
For the past week Road Supervisor
Jeffries has been dynamiting in the gravel
pit near the iron bridge crossin the
Urande Ronde River at Island City to
secure gravel with which he was im
proving the highway leading to the sub
urb, iyesteiday afternoon the supervisor,
as he had done scores of times before,
was thawing out seven sticks of dyna
mite in a can of hot water. To keep the
water sufficiently hot, a small fire was
maintained beneath the can. The ex
plosive was slowly thawing out and the
supervisor and two other men, Mr. Clapp
and Arthur McCall, were standing by.
Mr Hunter, who knowing that the county
road repairing was nearly completed, had
gone to the gravel pit desiring to have
the road supervisor repair some city
streete. : Mr. Hunter had reached the
groud standing about the slowly thawing
explosive and talked about; five minutes,
when without any forewarning, an ex
plosion that rocked houses in the immed
,ate vicinity, and trembled' those farther
away, occurea. Mr. Ulapp was
farther away from the fire than any of
the otheie, and saw the entire affair. .
THROWN HIGH IN AIR
Mr. Hunter was standing but a few
feet away, and with his left side nearest
the fire. When the terrific explosion oc
curred, as if providence had aimed
the explosion directly at him, the entire
charge struck him in the left thigh. Mr.
Clapp affirms that the aged man was
thrown fifteen 'eet in the air. He fell to
the pit wittj terrific foiee, The explosion
threw up clouds of gravel. Arthur Mc
Call received scalp wounds, and Mr. Clapp
was hit in the chest with a pebble. The
noise attracted many to the scene and
Mr. Hunter was carried to his home, the
other wounded men cared for, and three
doctors, Bacon, Molitor and Richardson,
of this city,, telephoned.
Mr. Alderman was also slightly injured
by flying rock.
New Press Skirts
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We have just received from New York, a line of the
late skirts, these' are beyond a doubt one of the best
line of skirts on the market
Skirts in Fancies
nov lities in plaids, checks
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ranging in price to
Skirts in Blacks
silkdrop skirts Values to $40.00
.Ill agr IMAyTSj
Mr. Hunter was conscious thruout the
preparation for the'amputatio-, for it was
immediately seen by the physicians that
this was the only possible mode of retain
ing life. Mr. Hunter, though eufferingex-
with the men who were trying to fight off
the encroachments of Death. At five
o'clock the anaethestict administered took
effect, and a careful examination of the
shattered bones made. In tha middle of
the thigh, for a distance of sis inches, the
bones were lacerated. Two amputations
were made when it was discovered that
the hip even, was ona mass of broken
bones.' , The can in which the explosive
was held had been torn in ehreade by ,the
explosidn and these stripe had literally
been driven into trie flesh and bones by
the dozens. A fusion cap was removed
from the hip.
SHOCK TOO SEVERE ,
The physical shock was too much for
theabvaneed age.., Thera was nothing
that medical skill could do, and by six
forty-five W 0 Hunter was dead. After
succumbing to the effects of theanaethee
tics, he never again was conscious.
With the exception of Charles Huntar
of Wallowa the dying man's wife and
family were at his bed aide, and all eaw
their husband and father pass away.
MAYOR OF ISLAND CITY .
Mr. Hunter was mayor of his city and
had yet one year to serve. He was vice
president, and oncticallv half
of the Grande Ronde Electric Light Com
pany. He also vas a leading share
holder in the M & M Company of Island
City. , .
A brother of the deceased, John Hunter
residing in Malheur coun'.y, wired friends
of the family that he could not arrive" until
Friday. Consequently the funeral will
probably not be held until that day. The
light office in this city and all the branch
offices are drapped and closed today.
and mixed material
in the lighter grade as
; i j,
Mr. Hunter was a member of the La
Grande lodge of Elks, and repieeenta
tivea of that lodge will form a part of the
cortege. At one o'clock the funeral will
be Keld from the Hunter residence. Two
members of the city council,' and two
members of the fire departn-.ent of Island
City will be the active pall bearers to
the Island City church, while the Elks will
be the honorary beereA. After tha church
services, the Elks will become the active
bearers and citizens will form the cortege.
Interment will be made In the family
cemetery. . Presiding Elder J D Gillilan
will officiate if he can be brought here, as
he is how in Huntington.
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' The sugar factory started uDtodav. To
furnish the campaign there are quite a
number of tons of beets in tha shede
which will soon be converted into white
orystals ready for tha market.
(Scrlpps Newe Association)
New Yorlt, Jan. 25 Crowde thronged
the'streets e&rlv this
to sea Harry Thaw, about to be tiied for
the murdar rtf Whi fa tnmat miwifka amt
. evuie iiiwwi.ii ejtgw
Thousand ofhpplication for places in the
court room nd be refused. Newspaper
men from Europe and thia country were
aamntea. liieMoUneaux and. Patrick mm
aresurpaesedin public intarestby this case
A good attendance wae present at the
regular meeting of tha Neighborhood Club
Tuesday afternoon and under the sDlan-
did leader-ship of Mra Geo. Palmer, the
study or English Literature . was thor
oughly enjoyed by all present.
The lesson began with the Religious
Revivals cf the Fourteenth Century and
extended to William ShakesDear and hi.
successors. Chauoer, his writings, and the
age in which he lived; tha printing press
and the work of William Caxton; the
Scotch poets: representative arose and
verse in the Elizabethan Ace: and tha da
velopment of the English drama are but
a few of the many points discussed.
The magazine study was taken up by
Mrs. J. w. McAlister and Mrs. Turner
Oliver. Mrs. McAlister taki no tha Rncr.
lish Drama and Stage before Shake-
spear and Mrs. Oliver. The Birthplace of
Avery interesting and carefully pre
pared paper on Shakespear'e Women was
read by Mrs. H. Hanna. 1
The time being so short for the amount
of work to be done, the Club voted to
continue the study of English Literature
for the remainder of the term, the third
book of the course, Contemporary Eng
land, to be read at home.
A flower committee, consisting of Mrs
Turner Oliver Mrs Geo. Palmer, and Mrs
G. C. Osburn was appointed to plan for a
floral exhibit in the fall.
In the study work for the next meeting,
Feb. 6th, Shakespear. Milton, and Bacon
will be prominent.
LEfT! LEf F
F B Curry and O A Coffin went to
Elgin yesterday on the Spaedless Limited,
commonly Known as the Elvm Branch
j They managed to stay with the train unti
. they reached Imblor. While looking thru
: the window, so it is reported to this office,
' the junior editor of the Odservek. obser
, ved, what he considered a possibility of
j securing a subscriber. Inquiring from
the conductor of the "Limited" he found
that he haa ten minutes
: wherun to land the prospective sub
; scriber. With the circulation manager at
, his side he made his way to the mn who
: wanted the paper and talked circulation
i to him. And he got the subscriptije.
Alas, bjt after seven minutes, tie train
' was thundering tiginward. A sprint that
' spoke well of the athletic abilities of both.
' availed nothing. Nothing daunteu, the j
gentlemen began a forced march to E'cin.
As the length of their strides were being
gauged to confirm with the distance be
tween the t es. some one was heard to
say, with the sonorous voice of a militia
captain "Left! Left! Left!" Our in
, formar.t says that Mr Curreyvas heard
to say "We don't care 'if we are left."
Further questioning from our reticent
informant, elicits the fact that the editor
and circulation man, recounted the ties,
hired vehicle and completed the journey
to Elgin by team.
"Uftl' " 190? . ' ' NUMBER ' 44 ' ; a j
Late'yesterday afternoon E E Braaal
sustained a dislocation of his left ankla
and a compound facture of both bones
Immediately above tha same ankle, while
at work in the round house. Dr. 'aeon
set the fractured bones temporarily until
the injured man could be aant to a iPnrt.
land hospital, ,
Mr. Jbrasel wae washina tha boiler of
an engine in tha round house, and from
his position on tha running board, he triad
co emit ma hose. A strong stream was
playing thru itand in making tha shift,
COlllSIOn IN PORTLAND ;
(ScYlppe Newe AasooleUon)
. Portland, Jan. 23. A dense foo and
a green mortorman were resconsibla for
two trolley collisions in thia city this
morning, two cars on the Irvington Una
were smashed. Wm, Evaas. a conductro
is seriously injured and severe! passen
gers were out and bruised. Another car
ontheWaverly line wae knocked Into
kindling wood. ' ' i
;, .'V.i , COMMISSION BUSY
(Scrlppe Newt Association)
Seattle Ja n. S3 Interstate . Com
merce Commissioner Lane today con
cluded tha hearing of tha car ahortace.
Today's session devolved the defense of
the railroads to tha chargee of a faulty
"system of dietribution, favoritiem and
petty graft among tha lailroad employes.
Thetimbermen will be given an hour to
debate the testimony offered by tha
I IVIVf Ul VJI
Tha product of tha Imbler flouring
best wheat land in Grande Ronde valley, consequently the best flour. . A trial
will convince you of its euperority.
Insist on having your order filled with :hie brand or tha "Patent" from this
same mill. , :.,'.
For sale by all first class dealers.' Don't submit to. any substitution.
Pride of Grande Ronde
WE LAUNDER VOIR SHIRTS. CGLLARS
AND CUFFS WITH EITHER FINISH YOU
WORK CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED
! DINNER f OR TWO
depends for its success upon three
things. First, your companion,
i second, the dinner, third the service.
You pick out the companion, we
THE DINNIR AND SERVICE
If you do your part as well as
we do ours, the meal will be me of
the bright espieodes in your life.
We ara ready for the test when
' ever you ara.
THE MODEL RESTAURANT
J. A. Arbuckle Proprietor
Mr. Brasel lost his balance. Tha lots of
equilibrium, assisted by the pulling of tha
hose, was sufficient to throw him to ' tha
ground, about nine feet below. , Tha fall,
in view of tha fact that Mr. Brasel la
fifty-three yeare of age. was sufficient to
fracture both bones at the ankla and dis
locate tha ioint He wae eeitto Portland
lata last night. Tha attending physician
predicted tbat tha fractures could be set
and the ankla healed, thus avoiding am
TWENTY MINKS KEUl) .
(8orlppe Newa Association)
Denver, Jan. 8 It la now known that
twenty miners ara dead and ecoree of
others injured ae a result of an explosion
in tha Primero mine early thia morning.
It Is impossible to generate tha shaft and
ascertain the extent of tha disaster. Tha
shaft was just going to work. ;
TQ. INCREASE SALARIES '7
(Scrlppe Newa Association) . :
Washington. Jan. ' 23 Tha Senate;
agreed today to increase, after March
1909 tha salaries of senators and re
presentatives from $5000 their present
pay until $7,600. , , ' v
' EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY
(Scrlpps Newe Association) .
Rome Jan S3-A aavera earthquake oc
curred this morning In Central Italy along;
tha Adriatio coast. '.
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mill situated in tha very heart of tha
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