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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON. SATURDAY,' MAY 2, 1908.
AND POLICE LET LOOSE.
One of the Most Brutal and Blood
' Curdling Murders Took Place In
i Portland Last Night Wealthy and
.:' Aged Pawnbroker 8tiot In His Store
l and Dragged to Back Room, Where
- His Head Was Beat to Pulp Ser
V ral Theories Hatched by Police. ',
Circles, and very ,
prominent in J
7 that one of the
The. police tnan tt- othw
murderers Is Zan md th. (hoot.
and that thtf9t ghot Wo,ff ey,
Ing. Afterth, ,efi an(, the'ta
dentiy Jumg hl, ftlm flred th6
raurut"r'ilch reached Wolffs
ught the unfortunate
ed down In a spatter
renched articles of fur-
portion of the store.
e struggled In his death
he fell, as one of his
here was evidently knock-
teet7 the Revolver butt when he
In an effort to quiet
movements, i ",
the body had been dragged to
room, the fiends struck It at
7 blows on the head with the
and blunt . ends of an ax. In
niggle the taller burglar was ev-
Portland, May I. With every , de
tective and plain clothes man In the
department and many ot the regular
officers drawn In form their beats an
Tut on the case, the Portland poltcff'X wounded In the hand aa a trail
eel confident that within U hou'a followed his tracks about the
they will, have arrested the two m"' " Botn men washed the blood
-derera of Nathan Wolf, the . wealm ihtir nnd "er the killing, at
-pawnbroker, who was so brutally
dered in his store In the heart o:
"business district 'at o'clock
,', The police are working on
ory that local men did the
-work. It Is estimated that
curea udoui' tiauu wurcn ng
tand coin. Two suspects
ahaaowea. lut 6
The murder was comraljf the
-o'clock when two men neck.
. a .1 . fwr -- M a f 1
:siore unu snui wuiii ,. ivnto a
They then dragged th0 necij
rear room, hacked his
..into an unrecognizaoiuiitea an(j
r The store was tne.rme wag
the men left about Uer R0bln-
dlscovered by Spe
son to minutes mttfer at 1C5
.'- Wolff was a
w y yy y yywwVW'W
f lavatory In the rear of the .building.
La Grande Band Boys Give Open Air
-r t-i'.'- ' '. Concert.. '
The third of a series of regular Sat
urday attractions came off today when
the La Grande band gave their second
open air concert.
i In spite of the fact that the day
was cold and disagreeable, the mer
chants did a rushing business, and the
restaurants were crowded to' their
fullest capacity. The streets were a
scene of much activity. La Grande
Is certainly coming to the front, and
our citizens are showing public spirit.
Keep on with the good work.
FOB SHI. BAILEY
PRIMARIES IX TEXAS
TO DECIDE ISSUE TODAY.
Primaries in Texas Today Toll the
Story of Whether or Not Senator
Bailey Is to Be Politically Decapitat
ed or Not Bitter Fight Against His
Nomination as Delegate to Ui Den
' ver Convention Will Resign If De
feated la This. ',..- . j-'
Waco, Texas, May Unusual In
terest centers today In the primaries
li Vlaw u& klie avI LitAt Nsutur rf w.
Bailey's political life Is at stake on the
result If he is not chosen aa a dele
gate to the democratic convention at
Denver by the voters, he states he
will resign hi position In the senate.
A bitter fight la being made on Bai
ley, his relations with the Standard
Oil trust being used against him.' The
feeling runs high. ,;
MILLER TO SEE FLEET.
While There Will Look After Mai tern
''Regarding Commercial Club.
William Miller left last night for
3an FrancUco to witness the arrival
of the fleet, which will be In San
Francisco May 6. While there he will
give special attention to the require
ments of the publicltybureau as re
gards the. La Grande Commercial club.
and make a study of the various plans
for getting "booster" literature before
the public. . - .- -
Some Special Good Values
in ladies' Suits, Caracter
istic for Splendid Style, Su
perb Workmanship ... .
And most beautiful shadings In all the popular, colors In
' black, brown, tan and blue, of the Cadet, Navy and Copenhagen
hue, made from Serges, Panamas and Chiffon: Panamas In plain -white
striped and .self-strtped weaves. Jackets trimmed In flat
braids and oriental Silks, with full Silk linings. . Skirts made in .
the most approved Styles, and trimmed with folds, etc., '-('
These Suits were a little tate in reaching and In order to
' move them quickly we priced them from $4.00 to $7. BO below -.what
they would ordinarily sell for. Choose one today and
tomorrow for ' '-,'- v .'
' 918.50, $20.00, 822.50, $25.00. ... m"
' The Sensible thing to buy , for the woman who feels that
" she cannot' afford a Suit for every occasion, and for that matter
desirable for most anyone If you possess a Jacket which can
be worn with any kind of an extra Skirt, you can be stylishly
dressed at any time and have as .many changes as you desire,
at very small cost. Don't fall to Inspect our line of Jackets.
SEVEN DOZEN LADIES WAISTS
WORTH, REGULAR, 75c to I3JS0,
89c, 890 and $1.18. .
Waists mVls from Linens, Lawns
and mercerized Walsllngs. In plain
white and a few figured materials,
pleated, tucked and lace and Inser
tion trimmed. Slightly mussed and
soiled, but otherwise A-l waists, spe
cial this week ,
39c to $1.18.
en You Buy a Suit WHY NOT Get All You Pay For ,
ia- ratit. rlTann WII.T. MAKE VOIT A SITTT. AVI
' ; lie '
' (E YOC A LEGALLY-DRAWN AND SIGNED GUARANTEE:
At IT WILL HOLD ITS SHAPE AND STYLE UNTIL WORX
OUT. I.r7r IS l.AttCj 1UIIV U1WU1V U DVU
rrr dont take it. . . '
$00 SAMPLES TO CHOOSE FROM, AT $17.50 UP.
$3.50 TO $15.00.
FREE THIS WEEK.
.i .... r
1 And In this connection let us Im
press on your mind that we have an
Immense line of Boys' Suits too
t . ... i
many, In fact and will sell them to
you at Special Price Reductions for
this entire week end. In addition, will .
give the boy, . '
ABSOLUTELY FREE, "
a good, hard-wood baseball bat, and
' bail, with each Suit. . '
ROBBERS WRECK TRAIN . r .
. NEAR BUTTE,-MONT.
One Engineer Killed, a Tramp Fatal
ly Hurt and Other Crew Members
Badly Bruised by Explosion of
Dynamite Under an Engine on the
Burlington Flyer Near Butte Last
Night Explosion Scatters Cars and
. Engines Searching for Robbers.'
. Butte, May 2. Armed ' posses are
searching every bit of territory with
in it miles of Butte In an effort to
discover the bandits who blew up the
Burlington Flyer, No. 6, a short dis
tance west of the city last night and
killed the engineer, and tore the arms
and teg off of a man who was riding
the blind baggage. What booty the
robbers secured Is still unknown, as
details of the robbery is still held up
In meager messages. .-....
v physicians and a wrecking brew
bave been sent to the scene. - V V
y.News has just been received from
the scene and says that Engineer Bus
ty was burled under the debris and
was killed. The message also gives
more details of the explosion. The
dynamite was exploded under the sec
ond engine and completely wrecked
it' Three cars carrying fish, mall and
baggage, were blown off the track.
Besides Engineer Buesy, Fireman
George Ehle was probably fatally in
jured and Carl Ming, a tramp, danger
ously hurt. The big mogul engine
which received the full force of the
explosion, was lifted from the track
fully 10 feet The fish cars was blown
on end and the mall car derailed.
None of the passengers were hurt.
Splinters of the wrecked cars wero
found on the hillside 150 foot away
: The engineer of the leading engine
states that he saw a blinding flash be
neath his engine and says his fireman
was lifted clear from the- cab and
thrown . out, the engtner being later
. Detectives believe that the dyna
mite was Intended for the North Coast
Limited, which was due on tho North
ern Pacific tracks a half hour later
than the Burlington train, -
lipes of publicity to pursue. Which to
select Is a problem which the mem
bers feel should be done with extreme
rare, and the board Is doing it In the
near future f announcement will "" be
made of the selection.
Then th.ere la the matter of perma
nent quarters, which has 'pot been de
cided upon. All these things combine
to make a long category of serious
problems which will be dealt with In
turnas their Importance require. It
la likely that a meeting of the club It
self will be called soon to take action
on matters which the board believes
should be done through a voice of the
club as a whole.
President, Collier and his board of
aides are as enthusiastic today as the
day they were selected. ' In fact, there
is not an lota of depreciation In Inter
est anywher. in the city,1 As soon as
shaped and put Into action, I Grande
will be given such notoriety as , has
never been attempted before.' '
. ,Ford Not Guilty J
- San Francisco, May (.After
being out but six minutes, the
Jury in the Tirey L. Ford case.
In which Ford was charged with
bribery of supervisors to secure
the overhead trolley , franchise.
was found not guilty. '"This' la.
Ford's third trial on this charge.
85 DAY SLEEP
MRS. HAWKINS FINALLY
i . REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS. ;
Remarkable Case of Long Sleeping
' Comes to an End Today When the
Subject Awakes and Calls tor G1mt
of Water Slightly Weak, But Oth-
erwlse In Fine Health Ha Ne
Recollection of the Past Two
Months Was Sound Sleeper for $&
, L-um Aunnm, stay . Arter sleeping
for It days without a glimmer of con
sciousness, Mrs. Beulah Hawkins,'
whose case has excited Interest all .
over the world, awoke at J2:10 this
morning at the' county hospital And
asked for a glass of water. '
Mrs. Hawkins Is In good health and
chatted breezily with Dr. Barber. She ';
hat toot the slightest recollection of,
any event during the past two months.
Although quite weak she Is .. In good j
health, but will remain In the hospital ' '
for some time. i . ' t :i
Parade of Great Magnitude. '
New York, May J. A great parade)
composed of 80, 0001 priests and lay-j
men marked the close of the week's (
celebration of (he beginning of the :
second century' of the Catholic diocese )
of New York. It was the greatest
Broke Commlu Suicide. ,
, San Francisco, May 2. John ' M.
Gates, a commercial broker, commit
ted suicide last night and his body
was found by a night watchman at 2
O'clock this morning. It Is believed
that business reverses caused the rash ; demonstration of the kind ever nr-
John D. Casey, proprietor of consid
erable Hllgard property, is In the city.
NO TROUBI,E TO C.F.T '
' BOOSTER HEAD HERl
ranged by any church In this country. ,
Eight hundred thousand spectators
witnessed the ceremony. Fifty bands '
were in the line of march.
BELIEVED THAT THE EX- , 1
.... PRESIDENT IS DYING.!
R. A N. OFFICIAL
ANNOUNCES THIS TODAY,
While Not Admitted by the Family
Physician General Rumor Has il
That tho Only Living Ex-Pnwldent
Is Nearlng His Death Doctor at
V Bedsldo An , Night N6 ' Statciiu ia
' Wucd This Morning Klouly Slnkv
' lug and Uio End la Ncarlng. ; . ,
Lakowodd, N, J., May I. The feel-
Board ot Managers Work Dny nml
Nlglit to Get Bct Manager 1'onnlhlr
; and to Select a Dim-t Line of I'uh
lklty Interest as High Now as II
Ever Wa Pofwlble That Club May
Bo Called Together Definite Ac
Hon In Near Future.
Although the new board of manag
ers of the Commercial club has held
several sessions and have worked con
scientiously with the many problem
which confront them, it has not as
yet taken decisive action along any
feature of the many with whloh they
have to contend. ' This reticence In
taking decisive steps In so important
matters Is commendable. . During the
past week the members have held two
long sessions. i
Many things are now In embryo.
Such things aa deciding upon what
course of publicity to follow, the se
lection of a manager to properly car
ry out the echeme which Is soon to be
adopted aa the most suitable, the se
lection of permanent quarters and
various other matters, are up for con
sideration. . '
Managers Seek PoMltkm.
The board now has in Its possession
the applications of several prominent
publicity men, among them experts In
their line from Boise and Portland.
The board expects to take definite ac
tion on these applications as soon as
references that have b'en presented
are .carefully considered.
The board has now la mind several
General Counsel Cotton of the O. R.
N. Tells Iortkiiul Business Men at
,! Rlparla That Ilia Company Will 1
Contest Freight I Intro Ordered by !?.
(the Commifwlon Which Affect East-
" ern Oregon Action Taken on Ma
13, Ho Says. . ,
Lewlston, Idaho, May ' 2, W. W. '
ing is general here that ex-President Cotton, general counsel for the O. R. 'i
drover Cleveland ta slowly sinking and ft N. snn iunced today to a party of )
that the end Is approaching. . Neither, Portland, business men here attending 1
Or. Bryant nor Mrs. Cleveland will ad- the opening., of the Rlparla cut-off .;;
mlt this. , celebration, that bis railroad will fight
Today Mrs. Cleveland refused to the recent reducUons In freight rates
give out any' Information concerning ordered by the Oregon railroad com- '
her husband's ' health. The secrecy mission, rnlatinv t fiht t rnm :
Portland to points east of The Dalles.
Cotton announced that the injunc-
tlon would be applied for In the fed- '
eral court probably on May it. TheVj
rates In question go Into effect toraor-row.-'
that is being maintained, la one of the
causes that leads to the ' belief that
the ex-presldent Is near his death. Dr.
Bryant remained at the bedside of the
statesman all night and was still there
this morning. '
rMMHM) " n
3UGHT TO BE THE HPPIIMESS AND GLORY
every cUlun to S3 Ilv3 aiJ ast that his fel- i
low citizens will esteem him for his goodness, f
his kindness, and his usefulness. The principles of i
good citizenship should constitute the i code of rules
for every kind of business whether public or private- I
This applies particularly to the drug business, be
cause, owing to the limited knowledge of the qualities
of drugs by the general public, it follows that the . re
liability of the druggist is the chief guarantee of
HILL'S DRUG STORE
La Cirande. pregon I