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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, APIUL 17, 1W)8.
WILL REORGANIZE LA
' y GRANDE COMMERCIAL
"Booster Tom" of Cortland, Will Be
I" U Grande Wednesday Evening
and Will Address a Mass Sleeting of
l Business Men Will Take Charge
of Uie Reorganization or the Pres.
ent Club Present Board to Resign
In Body That Evening. - ''
"Booster" Tom Johnson, , manager
J., of the Commercial club In Portland,
'." v will be In La Grande the same eve
ning' that the mass meeting of cltl-
sens Is held for the , purpose of reor
f fanning the Commercial club of this
'clty. There Is hardly a boy or girl
wh6 has not heard of "Booster Tom."
With his' enthusiastic vim and boost
he will address the citizens of this city
In the opera house. If such arrange
mehts can be made, and he will take
the reigns of reorganization in hand.
The outcome cannot be a question.
Touring Eastern Oregon.
Tom Richardson Is touring eastern
Oregon, and has Informed Secretary
F-TJSW- of the local club, that ha la to be
t There Wednesday evening. This Is the
.date set for the reorganization of the
present club here, and the 'two events
. will work together for the greatest
good. Business men who are Interest
ed In the welfare of La Grande should
Tbcgla to plan now for attendance at
y this" meeting. If we mistake not, this
meeting will mark a new era In this
city's commercial lines.
Old Club to RcHlgn.
,lir mediately upon being called to
Jrrter the mass meeting will be pre
sented with the resignations of every
member of the present board of man
agers. From that moment on, the
the meeting will be In the hands of
"Tom Richardson. There Is a paper
. 'Uov being circulated which contains
' YOUIt V
N ojw Ivi s T e; n
No matter how elegantly yon are dad; how perfect your suit or dress
flu; bow becoming your bat Is, your attire is not complete without a pair of
PETERS' DIAMOND BRAND SHOES. '
Why? Because they combine Shapeliness, Style, Cliaractnr Fit and Com
fort. Our Sing stock to In and hoka better than ever before. We want
an opportunity to demonstrate to the most critical that we can satiufy them
beyond tnrtr fondrat rxpn-tatlim.
MISSES' OXFORDS j to $S.OO '
LADIES' OXFORDS '.f M.M to 4.60
MEN'S OXFORDS ; . . W 00 to $5.00
the names of many of the city's lead
ing business men, all anxious to form
a reorganization along commercial
lines exclusively. They will be given
the , opportunity 'next . Wednesday
IllcliardHon to Elgin.-
Mr. Richardson, In "personal letters
to Turner Oliver,' President Crawford
and Secretary Bay, gives the tnfor
matlon that ho will arrive In La
Grande T'cdne'sflay morning and go to
F -In. returning on the evening train.
iu remain nere weanesaay eve
nlnr "nd night, going on east In the
While not definitely arranged, it is
hoped the 8teward opera house will be
secured to house this meeting. What
Tom Richardson has done for Port
land, Oregon in fact, can best be told
la a book, and what he will do for La
Grande In this crisis Is not a question
for debate he will organise a club
that' will be as good as the best Plan
to be out.. '' ' 1 '""
Ourlng a tew nours work yeswr-
dayajkrge number of subscribers to
the new club subscription were found.
The canvass is not complete, and the
following list of names will not end
the list for the canvass is to be a
thorough one: '-. ''
George T. Cochran, F. S. Ivanhoe,
Dr. C. T. Bacpn, W. J. -Church, F. I
Meyers, W. L. Brenholts, T. J. Scrog
gln, J. G. Snodgrass, Jnmes R. Smith
A.. V. Andrews. D. Fitzgerald, H. E.
Coolldge, William B. Sargent, C. W.
Van Fleet A. T. Hill, Dr. A. L. Rich
ardson, Wm. Ash, Fred G. Taylor,
Turner Oliver, F. C. Bramwell, Wm.
Miller, E. C. Moore, G. E. Fowler,
Bird F. Lewis, J. A. Russell, J. B. Gil
ham, I. R. Snook, E. Polack, M. A.
Stllwell, Walter Ferguson, Dr. R. L.
Lincoln, John Collier, Mac Wood, Fred
Gelbel. Dr. G. L. Bigger, O. F. Cool
idge. T. H. Crawford, F. M. Housh, O.
M. Rlchey, Dr. F. E. Moore, E. D. Sel.
der, A. Newlln, J. M. Berry, George H.
Currey, Fred B. Currey.W. H. Bonn-
Arizona for Taft.
Tucson, Ariz., April IT. President
Roosevelt's administration will prob
ably be endorsed and "two delegates
pledged to Taft elected at the Arizona
territorial republican convention In
April 10, 1908, Is a day that will be looked forward to with great
antk'lr-ntlon by thousand. Why? II utilise it Is EuMter Sumliiy, the day
that marks the formal oicnIiig of Sp lmr. It Is then we put on our "best
bib and tucker" . and march forth 1 1 cludsoiiie attire. A common text for
ministers on this occaxloii Is: "Soloin n in all his glory nan not arrayed
like one of these." Of course, rcferen c Is not mudo to members of the con
gregation, but the application would not be at all amiss. t
' , DOUBLE TRAGEDY IS
ENACTED BT YOUNG LAD.
TwtbIe ly,, Committed at
aUrshflcld When Jealous Boy of SI
Sltoota His Sweetheart and Then
Suk-ldes Girl Well Known la East
era Oregon Had Promised to Mar
ry the Young Man, But Quarreled
"After Visit to a Rink.
Marshfleld, Ore.. April 17. A girl's
petulance and a boy's overmastering
Jealousy caused the double tragedy at
Marshfleld, Ore., In which John Grills
shot Miss Ora Roby, and then killed
himself. At the coroner's Inquest a
,. !.. wHtt.n h the fllstmct-
ed youth to his mother, Just before he
Consummated the terrible deed, showr
the state of mind under which he la
bored. ""Miss Roby, who was famous In the
Willamette valley for her beauty, had
lived at Marshfleld but a few months,
but In that time won. the love ol
young Grills, who was just past tl.
and had promised to marry him. Then
the parents of the girl Intervened and
declared the young couple must wait.
' In the meantime It seemed to Grills
that the girl's love cooled.
. In returning home from a skating
rink they quarreled and the . murder
and suicide resulted, V
In the ', letter addressed, to his
mother, found In the boy's coat after
the tragedy, he said:
"I could not live to see anybody
else have her. I know I am crazy,
but I can't help it. She promised me,
then she tried to shake me, but she
could not. If I can't have her nobody
Miss Roby was well known In Mil
ton and other sections of eastern
Oregon, where she frequently visited
A little rain and mud will not In
terfere with the stock show and mar
ket day tomorrow afternoon. The
parade starts at 1:30.
A LARGE VOTE
DEMOCRATS ARE BUSY
'WRITING IN NAMES.
Careful Canvass of Union County
Shows Conditions That Are Not
Over Bright for a Large Von Ful
ton and Cake Each Confident
Rains All Over the State Big Vote
Coming In Tonight In La' Grande,
Which Will Bring Up the Total.
A careful canvass of the county
made by The Observer this afternoon,
reveals fhe fact that notwithstanding
'he cold winds, the muddy roads and
frequent showers What have prevailed
all over the county, the -vote at th
nrlmH .- this , afternoon i will . be
heavier than, circumstances would In
dicate. At Elgin the vote Is light anf
the S12 registration In the two pre
cincts of that city will not be
reached. There Is no particular flaht
there. Cove seems to be the liveliest
precinct of all, both from a point of
numbers out and from Interest taken.
Candidates are doing some effective
work there. The farmers are coming
In to vote in pleasing numbers. The
19S registration Is expected to : be
about equalled by the primary vote.
At North Powder, too, there Is lively
voting from an Interest standpoint.
but the .numbers are lacking. The
principal Interest centers In the
;ounty clerk race, and the Unitec
States senator-ship. .
The Union districts are weak ir
heir vote by the absence of High Val
ey farmers. Few are coming In anc
he total will be less than the repa
ration by a large rnargin, It Is be-
leveu. - (
Mummervine and Alicel alike were
r.trcmely quiet until late In the af-
ernoon. The Alicel registration of 6
vill no doubt be reached, however.
The same is true at Suinmcrvllle with
i registration of 176.
Island City was anything but brls
mtll about 3 o'clock, when farmers
legan to come in, after taking dinner
it their homes. The spirit usually
manifested here Is lacking today.
Perry expects to reach its 53 regts-
ratlon, according to reports from
here. The bad weather Is not af
fecting Hllgard as much as It does
a vnlley town and the light reglgtra
Ion of 63 will be reached without
Iji Grande Slow.
In La Grande things will' have to
ilck up wonderfully If the grand total
ejlslratlon Is equalled. At 3 o'clock
his afternoon only 87 republicans and
8 democrats had voted In No. 1. The
eglHtratlon there Is 146. In No. 2,
it the same hour, "republicans, 89:
emocruts, 40.", represents the vote in
hut precinct This should be 308 to
al by 7 o'clock? In No. 3, where the
egistratlon Is 305, 65 republicans and
1 democrats ' had registered at
'clock. . '
The finish will be strong In each
ward of the city, however, as the
vorklngmen have not yet had time to
In No. 4, where the registered vot
ers number 271, 44 republicans and 20
emocrats had voted at 3:20. Out at
he Grange hall where No. 5 precinct
located, only IS votes were cast a
:30. Eight of these were republican;
nd the rest democrats. TheTeglstra
ion there Is 77.
Cake and 'Fulton Confident.
Portland, April 17. A general rain
all over the state, but the heaviest Is
n the Wlllamets valley, and will
robably cause a; sharp reduction In
'is number of votes previously estl
tated would be cast at today's prl
Closing his campaign last night In
i rally on the east side In Portland
,'nlted States Senator C. W. Fulton
eft for his home In Astoria this
nomlng. Refore leaving ha ex
iressed himself confident of winning.
Judge Cake spent the morning In
lose conferenre with his advisers
nd In hearing telephone reports from
all over the state.
He said: "I feel confident that I
will be given the nomination as a
result of today's primaries. The rain
Is general all over the state. This will
help me In the country district I
think, but may operate against me In
the cities." ' ' - ,
It Is generally understood that the
democrats will write in the following
names for the following offices, to
which no candidates have filed peti
tions to become candidates:
George Chamberlain "for United
States senator; A. J. McCabe of Mult
nomah county, for railroad commis
sioner: Herman Rothchlld, tor repre
sentative; A. B, Huelat. for county
clerk; Arthur Curtis for surveyor, and
M. K. Hall for coroner. There are
aspirants for the other positions, with
the exception of eounty treasurer, and
It Is not expected that there will be
any on who desires the nomination
against Mr. Frawley.
TAFT WONT RESIGN.
'I mammm-w '
Will Stay In Offkw During the Presi
dential Nomination Campaign.
, Washington, .April 7. Secretary
Taft is authority for . the statement
that he will not resign Irom his cuo
Inet position during the presidential
campaign for nomination for the re
publican candidacy for president, but
will step down If nominated In June.
Ha takes this position because of
he fact that he wishes to be In a po
rtion to officially care for the legls-
atlon.- affecting ,' Insular ; position In
yhlch the department wishes to be
CHIUTY FAMILIES YET
TO BE BROUGHT IN.
Twenty Families of the Original Con-
tract for Twenty-live Puinlllr
From the Walla Walla District, Are
nl , au Kancn-npeciul PubMcatlon by e Bryan bu;"
Coarh of Flltocn Come This Morn- rfau of the "Johnson's Impertinence'
lug Twenty-Five to Ho Brought by letter. "
fceparate Contract. j UllIegg Brya wjni , ,I1nog
Clare his enemies, he cannot be nam
A special coach attached to the inated and they declare that he hn.
eantbound passenger this morning,
brought to the Grande Ronde valley
15 German families who will work In
the beet fields of the valley. With
five families already here, and five
more to come at once, the original
contract for 25 Walla" Walla Gtr-.
lans will be filled, but that amount
i to be doubled, according to Mr.
'vail, of the Amalgamated Sugar com
pany who personally superintends the
.sinning to the Crantle Ronde valley,
if these colonists. .
The special car In which the colo-jcd
.'.Kts canio here In, was "set out at Hot
.o unu teams irom ino wan ranch . National Association of Cotton Manu
onveyed the Immigrants to their tu-i factniVors, In rrtlon here today.' For
uro' homes. The other, colonists,, will many years attempts have been road
ie scattered to the various ranches Of to Introduce Egyptian cotton into this
ho company's fields. country, but the climate of the South
Thus Is displaced a lartfe number of Atlantic and Oulf states was found un
apnnese employe who will take to suitable for Its culture. Recent trlala
lclds elsewhere. From time to time" In New Mexico and Arizona have been"
he Germans will be brought In and highly successful and It Is likely that'
he Japanese relegated to the Junk the Industry will become firmly estab-
heap, figuratively speaking.
OUGHT TO BE THE
f every citizen to
ow citizens uill esteem him for his gootfness, t
his klnrJnes?, and his usefulness. The principles cf t
good citizenship should constitute the code cf rules : :
for every kind of business whether public or private, i ;
This applies particularly to the drui business, be-::
cause, owing to the limited knowledge of the qualities
of drugs by the general public, it follows that the re-
t liability of the druggist
HILL'S DRUG STORE
t La Grande
JOHNSON MEN SEE SURE
DEFEAT FOR BRYA3F.
W. J. Bryan Has Received Several 8e-
vcre Jolts In Rapid Succession That
Have Sent Johnson Men Shqutias;
With Glee Michigan Failed tbe 1
Ncbraskan; So Did New York and
' Delaware Must Have Illinois to
Chicago, April 17. Is William 'tu
nings Bryan on the political chut
leading to the pit where tha down and
This Is the declaration of the John
A. Johnson men here today, who are
more than pleased with the. sudden
turn of affairs , that have "occurred "'
within the last few days. Even the
most enthusiastic Bryan men are per
turbed. Action of the state central
committee of Michigan, falling to en
dorse Bryan, was a heavy blow And
even the "Peerless one" winced when
the news was reported to him. . 't
1 It cams to him In the shape' of a
cruel surprise, as he -had been most
enthusiastically greeted at Lansing ,
the night before by a large crowd of
democrats. . . v .
At the Johnson headquarters, where
they are already mentally counting on
being headllners In the Nebraskan'a
political obsequies, they can count oft
on their fingers blows he has received
In the last week, and which they as
sert, has .made his case desperate at
once. These are: V. ij '
Vital to Johnson.
Failure at New York to Instruct Ite
78 delegates for him. , . , '.
Failure of tha Michigan state een
tral committee to endorse him, r , : ,.
Action of tha Delaware convention
inetructins for Judge Gray.
squelched the ar.tl-Roger-Sulllvan.
fignt that Carter II. Harrison was
planning upon a few days atto. Bryan
lt Is said will not risk th Sucker
state delegation In any event. Brvan.;
it is also said. Is satisfied thnf t,
mm.- in.v. t, m ..i....
. .... . fc ...u VI Ul l'.HIk-B ilUill Xlll
nols to win the nomination,
Report on r.(0"i!!i:n Cotton. ;
Boston, April 17. That Egyptian
cotton can be successfully grown In'
the southwestern portion of the Unit-
States Is the statement of expTts
In attendance at the convention of the
llshed In those territories.
HAPPINESS AND CL0RY 1
so live and act that his fel- r
Is the chief guarantee of I