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S T BE '
MAX LOSES LIFE WHILE
WORKING ABOVE DAM.
Haystacks and ptock Canned Away by
K Terrific Floods Which Follow Uk
nrcaklng of Hnuaer Inm Towns
Covered With Water In Many In
'. stances Butte Feds Its Effects-p
Town of Craig J5 Feet Cnder Wa
tcr Jret Destruction of Proper.
' ty Over a Large Area, j
' Helena, Mont, April 15. Dispatch
er received' from Cascade early this
morning say that the flood occasioned
by the breaking of (the" dam at Hauser
lake yesterday, la doing great dam
ago, sweeping everything before It and
driving the people In panic to the hills.
The surface la dotted with haystacks,
livestock and -every other thing that
could be moved by therushing waters.
jj One report Just received here Is
that the big steel bridge af that point
Is doomed to be. destroyed, and that
nothing short of an aA or Providence
can save the, lower sections of Great
Falls from being engulfed.. "
. Similar conditions prevail along the
river towns of northern Montana. Reports-from
Craig, In Lewis and Clark
county, 46 miles north of Helena, say
that the town is under 25 feet of wa
ter. Inhabitants numbering 400 fled
to the hills, where they 'remained all
night. - "
: Estimates place, the .loss at Hauser
lake at $000,000.- The loss 6f cattle
and sheep will be very heavy.
; It was learned this morning that the
power house at the' dam escaped de
struction. ' Wat r tore away a por
tion of the dam J00 feet long, releas
ing a wall of water 70 feet high, and
draining a lake covering 22 square
, Groat Falls Doomed.
Butte, April 15. With a wall of
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V No matter !mw clccnnt?) you arc ctotl; Uow perfect yot!r ,t:lt or rtrr.s
fit; how bfcon:liiK yotir hut In, your attire I not complete without a puirof
rETEIiy DIAMOND BRAND SHOES.
Why? " Bccasflte they combine blinpcliitcs, Stjle, Character Kit nnd Com
fort. Our Sjprln: Block 1h hi anil tool. better than ever before. . Wc vent
an ojijioi'tuiiliy to demonstrate lo the most critical thut we can witlsfy them
beyond their foiidcft cp tnllon.
MISSES' .OXFOKDS '. . .JI.T3 to S.1.00
LADIES' OXFORDS .; 2.60 to $4.50
MEN'S OXFORDS, $3.00 to $5.00
water rushing on towards Great Falls,
apparently the only thing that can
save the city Is the blowing up of the
Great Falls days.. This Is being con
sidered by engineers this afternoon.
The crest of the flood will reach
here at 4 'this afternoon. The water
at Crnlg, 0 miles north of here, Is
now 23 feet above the normal, and It
is thought that the town of Cascade
and other mining towns are under
water. All communication Is cut off
between Helena and Great Falls.
A man was drowned at Great Falls
today while taking soundings above
the Cam. -1 ' ,
' Primaries In Memphis.
Memphis, Tenn., April 15. Demo
cratic primaries are being held this
afternoon In Memphis and throughout
Shelby county for the nomination of
candidates for county offices. ' Nom
ination Is usually equivalent to 'elec
tion. , -
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CIIAHIMAX NEW FINDS ' ', . -, . ',.
FACLT WITH PREPARATION
Chairman New of thOj National Rc
publican Committee, -Scores Chicago
for Its' lethargy in Preparation tor
'Coming National Convention No
( Room Suitably Large to Accommo
date the Delegates Other Cities
."Better. Equipped for It. .
Chicago, April 15. Chairman Har
ry New, of the republican national
committee, gave vent to his feelings
today when he criticized Chicago for
its conventibn failures. ' '
"Chicago snouid have never been
given the convention," he Bald. "There
arc several other cities in the country
that could have given us better facili
ties. Chicago promised us room for
14,000 people. I. will give a cash
Donus to any man who can seat more
than 11.000 people In the Coliseum,
which Is the best building here. I am
sorry cnicago got the convention."
April 10, 1008, Is a day that will be looked forward to with great
1 anticipation by thousands. Why? Because It Is Easter Sunday, the day
Uiut murks the formal opening or Spring. It Is then we put on our "best
bib and tucker'' nr.d march, forth In glad.wiite attire. A common text for
ministers on this occasion li: "Solomon in nil his' glory 'was not arrayed
like one of tliese." Of course, refercn.-e is not miulc to mcmlx-rg of the oon
crcsntton, but the Application would n t be at all amiss.
A NEW SCHOOL
TO BE OVED
ROOSEVELT TO HEAD A
HEAVttV ENDOWED SCHOOL.
Correspondent of. Portland Journal
Says That Carnegie Has Offered to
' Endow a" National Cnlverslty and,
President Roosevelt Is to Be its
Head To Bo Organized After
Year of Travel Abroad 925,000,000
Promised. . V '
Portland, Ore., April 15.-r-Presl-dent
Roosevelt as the chancellor of
a great national university; endowed
by Andrew Carnegie for $25,000,000,
is the future predicted for him by a
correspondent of the Evening Journal
In a Washington special dispatch, to
day. Hs declares that the Informa
tion was given out by one whom posi
tion Is such as to give It great weight
The correspondent said that ' Sec
retary Ellhu Root prevailed upon Mr.
Carnegie to make the endowment
The plan 4s that the president shall
travel a year abroad, and then re
turn and organize the university. '
Rale of Public Lands. ' ' '
Pierre. S. D.," April 15. A sale of
South Dakota public lands will be
commenced tomorrow 1n Beadle coun
ty and will be continued In 14 other
counties. -In all but three of the coun
ties, the offerings consist , of state
school lands. The sale Is undertaken
under a legislative provision by which
the state land board is required annu
ally to offer not less than 50,060 acres
of Btate land for sale, until a certain
stated portion of such lands Is dispos
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Taft Gets Two More. , "
Somervllle, Mass., April Is. Taft
will probably get two more delegates
In the national convention through the
action of the Elffhth dintriet
j Hon here today. The Taft candidates
'are opposed by "unpledged" delegates,
but the former will likely be success-
ful. : '
STOCK SHOW IS
SATCRDAY J1LL BE
. BANNER DAY HERE.
No Longer Any Doubt of the Success
of Stock Show and Marker Day for
1st Grande Local ' Business ' Men
Meeting With Success) From Every
' Point Expect T5 Horses in the Pa
' rade Something Really . Groat In
Store for the City. .
.'All. over the Grande Ronde valley,
farmers and stockralsers are . taking
exceptional interest In the stock show
and market day, which- Is' to take
place here Saturday, under local man
agement. It s the conservative be
lief of the business men whp are be
hind the project, that 75 blooded ani
mals will he In the nsrode. which im
to- traverse the principal streets and
avenues of the city 'in a spectacular
manner Saturday afternoon. A com
mittee appointed by the promoters "to
secure horses and -stock for the pa
rade, have been out In the Union-Cove
section of the valley and Were ex
tremely successful. The Elgin, Allcel,
Sumraerville and Irnbler. sections are
being visited by Messrs. O. A. Coffin
and M. H. Kirtley today. Ranchers
are signing promises to have their
livestock here, without coaxing. They
are enthusiastic over the event
"f-At a meeting tonight of La Grande
business men, the details of the pa
rade will be formulated. Aside from
the array of horses that will pass In
review will of course be the La
Grande band. . Effort Is being made
to have a large list of lady riders en
tered. Civic bodies will be asked to
participate, and If all these plans ma
ture, which they should, the city of
La Grande will see one of the great
est horse shows of eastern Oregon.
: Market Day Afterwards.
The parade Is set for the afternoon
to give the farmers from outlying
districts time to get here with their
entries. . Immediately afterward the
big parade comes the Market day
sales. This, too, will be conducted by
local promoters hence the money
stays at home.
'' There has been much' more Interest
manifested since La Grande business
men took hold of the event. The mer
chants are preparing for a banner day
oil next Saturday and the thousands
who aro expected to visit the city from
the valley points, will, of course, do
their week's shopping on that day. '
FIltST OF ITS KINO
ON PACIFIC CO.ST.
TrrttH-t'diitiM Crouds Ph,nt Joyful A-
pktUKi as C'oluiiniH of Marine Sol
diers nnd Ml!j;ia Traverwe the llior
oiitHilurcs of Bun IIt Notlilnp
Unillar In Point or Kntl)i:Nl:'Mii since
Um I.ato Wur Thoiicinds Se Crew
Muke Their First Landing.
Ssn Diego, Ap;-l 15. l-'un Diego li
navy mad. Net since the days of th
Spanish war h:is tlvr been such a
tremendous outburst of patriotic en
thusiasm. Until "Rood ' night" was
"lashed from the ships, thoimands of
men and women crowded the fhorfs
ot the .Corodano with strained eyes,
looking at the brilliantly lighted ves
sels that heaved and tossed In the
1 Throughout the night. In cafes and
on the street, men gathered togethc r
to talk of wars and ships nnd flghtlnc
men. Before the grayhaze of morn
ing had been dissipated by a flood of
golden sunlight, the streets ' were
thronged with surging crowds, all
headed toward Coronado to witness
tho landing of the bluejackets and ma
rines for the great parade.
Under command of Captain Schroe
der of the battleship Virginia, the bri
gade with full regiments of marines,
- MONSTER AFFAIR
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landed at Fpreckles' wharf at noon,
As the boats, towed bv three -tun
landed load after load of the men.
their blue uniforms lending brilliancy
and color to the scene, the watching
crowds cheered wildly. At.2:S0 p. m.
the procession began to move. Again
the crowds cheered madly as the bov
In blue, veterans and a regiment of the
California National Guard stenned
along with martial sir. The loud crash
of the many bands, the roll of the
drum corps and the constant colley
Ing applause stlrre dthe blood of the
most torpid witness of the day's
Filled to Overflowing. ,
Ban Diego, Cal., April 15. Unable
to find sleeping accommodations,
nearly S00 sailors from the battleship
fleet, who had been granted ' shore
leave, were compelled to t tramp the
streets all night,
The headquarters of the committee
MINNESOTA'S EXECUTIVE ' : '
ENTERS FIGHT TO FINISH.
Angered by Statement of Bryan's Man
, lvcr Thai John A. Johnson's Cau-
dlducy on tho nemucratlo Ticket Is
..Impertinent, the Norwegian Waxes
Warm and Starts Out on Dignified
But Determined Fight to Donu the
Chicago. April 16. "I don't think
my candidacy is Impertinent, it's not
of my seeking, but now that I am. In,
I am going to make a determined but
dignified fight for the nomination to
the presidency on the democratic
ticket." " :- -:.-. ... ...
otirrea by literature sent out by
(Continued on page I.)
JOHNSON IIS i
TTM It . . . . '
more wisely, but now that I am In the
matter, 1 am not going to run away
My presence In the field Is hardly im
pertinent, as I see It."
' ' Confederate Monument. '
Atlanta, Oa.; April " 15. Final ar
rangements have been completed Jor
the unveiling at Eatonton of one of
the, handsomest "monuments ', ever
erected to the memory of ponfedo.--
ates In the south.' The monument. Is
surmounted by a- figure of a so'ldlun in
('nnfcdcratd unlfo.-'m'' made '.b'v.'an
Itallun Selllllthr. Yln'r,' mt,ia ,t .V...
timrntumeht Is dedicated.' to southern
soldiers, living and dead, and the
other to the women of ' the ' south,
Funds for the, erection of ' the ' shaft
were collected by the Daughters of the
I3UCHT TO BE Tift
I every citizen lo
ihis j. ADoott,-w. j. Bryan's repre- western portion of the state. Eugene,
sentatlve at Washington, which .Intl. Roseburg. Albany, McMlnnvllle, Coo'
mated that Johnson of Minnesota, was Bay and other places have raised largo
an Interloper and that his candidacy sums of money during the past year
was Impertinent, Johnson today re-; to advertising purposes, and as a re- :
moved his candidacy from the passiva ult of this effort are now reaping the
stage and declared himself 1 in the harvest. That portion of the state Is
above terms. . , , . .. I today receiving more than two-thirds
"I did not bceome a candidate un-! ot 'he population that Is now coming
til my friends and democrats all over,1"1" the state. Eugene and Lans
the country Insisted,? and even now I county Talsed over 112,000. Albanyj
think that they could , have chosen ' Medford, McMlnnvllle and other
.'ow citizens vutl esteem him for his goodness, t
his Kinfnes, and his usefulness. The principles cf I
good citizenship should constitute the cotfe of rules 1
for vcty kind of business
cause, owing to the limited
of drugs by th: general public. It fellows that the re- f
I iiDiiiiy ct me orugsist
HILL'S DRUG STORE
La' Grande m
TO BE CALLED SOME TIME v
EARLY NEXT WEEK.
When a Real Live Commercial Club U
UtjBe Organised for Oomcrclal Pur
poses OnlyOur Business Men Havo
Ik-en Interviewed Tliey Are Ea
UniHUNtlo This WIU Mean Mom
People and Sore Payrolls. .
Early next week will see the for-!
mation of tho reorganized Comrar
clal club, organised With the express
purpose of fostering the business ln-
terests of, this city and county. At .';
meeting of the board of directors of ';
the, Commercial club last night sev-f'
era! plans were discussed by that -
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a mass meeting early next week of ths .
business men, and perfect an organl-r'
xation.' T. J. Ormond todav hn hwn-:
Intervlewlng a number of our business;
men and every one Is enthusiastic, and :
will respond, "it was thought at first:
to have the meeting this week, but '
owing to. the fact that the nrlmarv t
election la to be held Friday that early -
next week would be better.
There Is no disguising the fact that '
for the past two years it has been up
hill work to keep tho old organization i
going, which combined athletic and
commercial matters, and as a result
both were neglected. - Now w, are to'"'
have two separate organizations: an
athletic club, pure and simple, and a':
commercial club exclusively. Both-
--"-' mviuDimj, uuwi
J organizations will" be strong and will
cover the field for which they are In-;
Those who are conversant with ex1
Istlng conditions know "that eastern!
uregon is not keeping up with the
Places have" raised all the way frrMrv
$3500 to 17500. Those who know ths
actual facts realize that these locali
ties named have 'no advantages over ; '
the Grande Ronde valley or eastern'
Oregon. It. Is but, concerted energy;
put forth In the right direction. Our j'
soil produces more:, ws ars. closer tat '
the markets of the world; on a direct
trans-contlncntal line. Everything Is
, ln our favor. - It is simply another fl-l '
-(""'ration 0f going out to get the bus-)
tness.,The people of the ," east aral
coming wesh you can't head them off '
hut thnv ran Ua Aiant,A pt.i-
ls only one of the functions of a good'
llvo commercial cub. Does a single'
reader of this paper have any doubts
whatever but thnt from i50 to 75 bus.
rcniitlnned on pn;o 8.)
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HAPPINESS A!D GLORY
so live tnd acl that his fcl-
whether public or private. I
to the Crug business, be
knowledge cf the quaiitic
is u:e, chief guarantee of