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LA GRANDE. "UNION COUNTY. OREGON. SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 1907
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i BLAilH(i FACTORY BUILDIHG
(Scrlppa News Association)
Dover. N. H. Jan. 26 The Cochep
Manufacturing plant wu dcstroysd by
fire thii morning. The lot is $500,000.
From 300 to 600 employees were" res
cued ' Some state that they stumbled
over prostrate bodies as they fled ,fpr
safety. Firemen were unable to reach
the inside of the building and if any were
overcome by smoke they must have per
ished.- , , .-
Dover, Jan ' 26 Thirteen- bodies have
beet recovered, all of which are badly
burned. The death list will likely be swel
d by deaths today as scores of the res
cued are probably fatally injured. Probab
ly, the number of bodies yet undiscovered
in the ruins, will never be known.
The fire started as soon as the force
went to work this .morning and fully four
hundred workmen are in the building.
The flames spread with such rapidity
that all those bo the. fifth,, or top floors
were imprisoned. Many escaped by - slid
ing down ropes, and many others were
injured by jumping. During the panic,
the workers trampled upon dozens whije
fleeing through the smoke to exits.
Fireman Atton's charred remains were
discovered on the fourth floor of mill
i number one. All but three bodies have
I been recovered.
Baker City Jan 26 A frightful acci
dent occured in the Elkhorn mines yes
terday. Charles Clarkson pumpman in
thcfjr.c. In some unexplicable manner,
had his arm caught by two cog wheels
and before he could turn off the current
his arm was mashed to a pulp.
A more remarkable instance of nerve
vthen that of Charles Clarkson is seldom
r3)Kvded according to tn4 surgeons.
When the accident happened the man
'was the only on below the surface of
the mine. He slippe J and fell , with - his
' left arm between tha wheels, in suchwa,
that it was mashed at trnt wrist, again at
the elb)w and torn and mancled clear to
" the shoulder in one gre.it lorn and bruised
eund. He not oniy stepped trie
TO A PULP
and turned off the power and signaled for
the hoist, and signaled after it arrived for
i he engineer to lift it, before he finally
was overcome fcy-trte terrific riaih.'' The
arm was amputated at the shoulder yes-
! tardav mrfrnincr and the man is restine
as well as possible. . .
tHcrlppa News Assentation) .
New York, Jan 26 Dr Chas Townsend
was fatally shot this morning . by a burg
lar while in bed beside his wife. The
suspicions of the police are arroused from
the fact of the recent killing of Chas
Spier.'a friend and neighbor in a similar
manner. Spier was later found to be
short in his accounts while acting as
financial secretary of H. H. Rogers.
GERMAN EMPERORS BIRTHDAY
(Scrlppe New Association)
Berlin. Jan. 26 Today Is the forty-
eight anniversary of the birth of Emperor
William, and the event is being celebrat
ed thruout the German Empire. In this
city the Bourse and all shops are closed
and the streets decorated with flags and
crowded with people. There was a great
gathering of royalties including King
George of Saxony, King Leopold of Bel
gium, and twenty princes. About one
hundred military reviewe ware uu uuu-
out the empire, the aggregate! rumber of
troops being 600,000 and at noon a sa
lute of thirty-three guns was fired at
every military station. ' Twenty thousand
thanksgiving services were held in the
Washington, Jan. 26 In honor of the
German Emperors birthday the German
embassador today entertained three hun
dred guests at luncheon.
AWARDED BIO SUM
(Sciipps News Aseoclatlon) j .
Neva City, Cat, Jan 26 The jury in
tbe mining suit of Champion vs The
Home Mining Company, rendered a ver
dict this morning awarding the plaintiff
25,000 damage and cost.. Champion
sued for $ 1 00.000 and proved that ore
valued at $83,00.0 has. been taken; frojn
pdmp the disputed ground!
CATHOLICS TO PROTEST AGAINST FRANCE
(Bcrlpps Newe Aaaoclatlon) - '
New York, Jan. 26 A big mass meet
ing of Catholics will be held in the Hippo
drome tomorrow evening to protest
against ''Frenci SpoilationVand to' draw
up resolutions assuring the Catholics of
France that thev have the sympathy of
their American fellow churchmen in the
struggle which thsy'are waging. ' A great
many distinguished Catholics in this city
will attend and addressee will be delivered
by Archbishop Farley, ex-Justice Morgan
J O'Brien and others. The mealing will,
in a measure, be a national affair, as there
wilTbe bishops and archbishops and prom'
inent laymen in attendance from every
state in the Union. "' '
TRAFFIC AGAIN OPEN ,
(Scrlppe Newe Association)
St. Paul, Jan. 26. The Great North'
ern and Union Pacific lines are opened
today. Supplies are being rushed to towns
on the branch-line that have been cut
off for several days because of the. intense
cold and the deep snow. ,.
WHO KILLED HIS BROTHER
Ring Indentined as, Moody's, Fourid in Possession
of Brown tiie Defendant in tile Most Sensational
Murder Trial in BKer County's History ;
(Observer Special) . ,
Baker City. Jan. 26. The trial of
Widdowson continues to drag on. From
present indications it will . not end next
after clue, all pointing to the fact that the
defendant was the guilty man. .
A few day ago. a bundle was found in
livery barn. This package contained a ,
week. ;UU yesterday afternoon. Hsnry ko, ortrtllit tnd a 6onUijng ,
MmuI krftth if thA man .... .
Moody, a brother of the murdered man (
wae placed on the stand and during the
cross-examination a ssnsational fact wae
brought out. When Henry Moody learned
of his brother's death, he made a solemn
oath to avenge the murder. At that time,
so he testified last evening, he did not
suspect Xlex r ' Widdowson " and
Ira Brown, but as a means, to an end,
he consulted a apiritulistic medium, which
informed him that Widdowson and the
Brown, the men on trial, were the guilty
pai ties, For soveral hours Henry , testi
fled as to how he had run down clue
gold ring and ' some change. Sirica the
finding, it hae been proven that the trous-.
ere were the property of Ira Brown, the,
codefendarr), ; . ... v,- ;-V ?.
Qeorge Moody, father of the deceased.
took the stand . this morning and 'identl-;
fled the ring and purse as being "the pro-
perty of his son, . This damaging evidence 4
against the defense' had not been cross J
examined at a late hour thle afternoon, t
but the court room; is all astir ever' the
sensational disclosures' sines late last f
night. sr k W
FAMILY N I" TRIAL
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New Dress Skirts
We have just received front New York, a line of the
late skirts, these are beyond a doubt one of the best
line of skirts on the market
(Hcrlpps Newe Aseoelatioa)
' Pittsfleld, Mass.. Jan. 86-Rev . Dr
Henry M. Field, aged 84 died this morn
ing. He is the last of the famous Field
Brothers, Cyrus W : who laid the firs'
trans-Atlantic cable. Stephen J Field,
who was chief Justics of the supreme
oourt and David uudly field, a notea
lawyer, ,,. .. . . '
INDIANS CLAIM AGAINST GOVERNMENT
(Bcrlpps News Association)
, Washington. Jan 26 The claim of
Chief Oaybahwadung and the Chippewa
Indians for money which they allege the
government owes them for years is bsing
considered. The Indiana state that the
government, through' an agent, promised
them that when the timber on their reser-
vation at doisb rori, on nun "
sold each member of the tribe would re
ceive $10 a year in payment for a period
of fiftv vaars. ' The timber was. cut, and
removed from tha reservation sevsra
years .ago, but no pay men', made as
Dress Skirts in Fancies
This incuces all he novilities m plaids, checks and mixed material
Very latest workmanship. . .
.beaut jful line ranging in price to
Dress Skirts in Blacks
Black skirts are very strong for this season especially in the lighter grade as
Panamas, Voiles ard. the sheer materials ;
Very best material
With or without silkdrop skirts Values to $40.00
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iScrlppa News Asaoolatlon)
New York, Jan. 26 Harry Thaw today
protested to his Council against the pre
sence of alienists who are engaged by the
state to watch every act of theprisoner
during the selection of the ' jury. It Is
understood that District Attorney Jerome,
had decided that the dafenss will plead
temporary insanity, and has placed spec-
lists . to watch the prisoner closely
while under the ordeal. ' r
The Thaw jurists that have been chossn
are carefully guarded but are subjected
to no, particular,, hardships. $eventasn
rooms and a private dinning room have
been secured for them. Newspapsrs, all
of which have been clipped of articles
pertaining to the Thaw trial, are daily
brot to the jurists. Letters, too, after
they are read by the court, are handed to
the men who will find Thaw guilty or re
As a rssult of the apparent coolness
AMATEUR BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP
Ifcrlppa Nwa AaemMaClon)
Boston, Jan 26 An amateur boxing
tournament will be held tonight, under
the auspices of the Boston Atletic Associ
stion, for registered A A U men in the
116 pound, 136 pound and heavy weight
classes. Entries have been received
froni some of the best amateur pugilists
in the country and some capital bouts ars
A NEW ELECTRIC LIGHT
New York, Jan. 26 In Columbia Uti-
vsrsity today, befora a large gathering of
scientists and electrical engineers, Pro
fessor H. C. Parker, of the University
and W. G. Clark, gave an exposition ot
their new invention, which they assert
ill revolutionize electric lighting. The
light is incandecent and has nearly forty
fivs times the efficiency of the ordinary
lamp with a carbon filament. The parti
cular feature of the lamp is a new fila
ment which tfie inventors call helion
because its spectrum is similar to helium
and they claim that the new filament will
last twice as long as the carbon one,
The light has a- peculiar blight yellowish
RUBBY TO PORTLAND
A Ruby, the importer of blooded horses
who has been located in this city for tha
TMt two or three years is preparing to
move his business to Portland. Some'
time in March the family including Mre
Ruby.s sister. Miss Laura Simpson w!
luai for California and then go East
When Mr Ruby and his family return to
the coast it will be to make their home in
Portland, but Miss Simpson does not ex
Dct to return to Oregon. Pendleton
between . Mrs. , Thaw Sr.. and Evelyn,
gossipers were . busy yesterday wityi
stories of estrahgsmant In tha Thaw f
family.,., ,;, j '
'. ,'Attorrtey Jerome and his assistant, Oar
vim spsnt most of tha dsy sxaminlng tha
witnessss which ths stats will present, f
Tha Insanity exparts have bsen .retained.
r,. 4 , ADt'S MOTHER DEAD
(Bcrlpps Views Asaoolatlon)
Kentlarvd Jan 26-Mrs John Ade.mothsr
of Oeo Ade, ths noted author of modern
fables and slang, is dsad. .
EARTHQUAKl IN VIRGINll
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(Scrlppe Newe Aoclatlon) .
. Bluefield, !. Jan. 26. A heavy earthquake
visited this place at one o'clock this morn
ing which lasted nearly a minute. No:
serious damage was done. -
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same mill. ' ' ' ' ' v' J r , '
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You pick out the companion, we
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