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LA GRANDE, CNION COUNTY, OREGON. MONDAY, MAY 4, 1908.;
KILLS GIRL, WOUNDS
i , MAN AND HIMSELF.
. sTtallroad Braketnan of Heppner Spills
Blood Sunday Afternoon When He
' Kills Ills Sweetheart, Wound Her
. Escort and Then Attempt Hla Own
, ; Life No Hope for His Recovery
Brooding Over Incident Lone Time
' CLwt uTwuuu n'anuMg.
" Heppner, Ore., May ' 4. Insanity
will probably 'be the line of defense
(adopted by Henry P. Morrison, the O.
"B. N. brakeman who, crazed with
.-Jealousy, hunted down his 'sweetheart,
3s'ora "Wright and her escort, Barney
.Ahalt, late yesterday afternoon and
-murdered the girl and wounded Ahalt.
"He then turned the gun on himself
and was fatally wounded.
, . Sheriff Shutt and Deputy ., District
.Attorney Notson of Morrow county,
sare at the scene of the tragedy secur
ing depositions from Ahalt.
The killing occurred near the llt
tfle hamlet of Morgan, near Cecil, Ore.
"Morrison had taken a "speeder" and
"tiorrowed and , express messenger's
;-gun, and started down the track. He
knew that Miss Wright was riding
with Ahalt. Close to Morgan he
passed the couple at a crossing. He
jumped from the "speeder" and stop
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SEVEN DOZEN LADIES WAISTS
WORTH, REGULAR, 75c to $3.50,
Stc, aoe and $1.1$.
. , . .
WiUsts msde from Linens, Lawns
and mercerised Walstlngs, In plain
white and a fei figured materials,
pleated, tucked and lace and Inser
1 Uon trimmed. Slightly : mussed -and
soiled1, but otherwise A-l Waists. Spe
cial this week ;
' 3c to $1.1$.
Men You Buy a Suit WHY NOT Get A You Pay f or
THE ROYAL TAILORS WILL MAKE YOU A-6UIT, ANl
GIVE YOU. A LEGALLY-DRAWN AND SIGNED GUARANTEE
THAT IT WUX HOLD TT& SILPE AND STYLE UNTIL WORX 't
OUT. LET US TAKE YOCR ORDER IF SUIT DOES NOT '
FIT DONT TAKE IT. . i(
600 SAMPLES TO CHOOSE FROM, AT $17.50 UP.
ped the team. "Say your prayers,'
he said, and opened fire.
Girl Instantly Killed.
Miss Wright dropped dead, shot In
the head. Ahalt Is wounded in the
breist but may live.
. Morrison then lashed the team Into
a run. Going to Morgan Morrison
heard the girl was dead and walking
Into a wheat warehouse he put the
revolver against his head and fired.
The wound was not. Immediately
fatal, but It Is thougnt" there Is .no
hope. He was not found for1 several
hours, and there Is no hope for re
covery. Morrison has been brooding
over his love affair with Miss Wright
several weeks and was very depress
ed. THEFT A LARGE ONE.
Robber on PanhMMlla iwh a.-.-
ed to Five Hundred Thousand.
"' Pittsburg. Pa., May 4. It 'is now
stated that the robbers who held up
the Adams Express car on, the- Pan
handle road Thursday night, secured
1500,000, one of the biggest hauls ever
pulled off in the United States. Today
men and boys found a number of gold
coins about the track where the rob
bery occurred. . Several S5 gold pieces
were picked up as well as a quantity
of gold leaf. . , , - ' -
Aid for Tornado Sufferers.
Washington, D. C, May 4. The
senate today passed the house resolu
tion appropriating $250,000 for suf
ferers in the recent tornadoes in the!
New York, May 4. Stuyvesant Fish
the railroad magnate, today resigned
from the directorate of the Missouri
Pacific Railroad company.
i Some Special Good Values
in Ladies9 Suits, Caracter
istic for Splendid Style, Su
perb Workmanship . ...
.-1 , . . 1 -' '1. ' '
And most beautiful shad ngs In all the popular colors In
black, brown, tan and bin at the Cadet, Navy and Copenhagen
hue, made from Serges, Panamas and Chiffon, Panamas In plain
white striped and self-striped weaves. Jackets trimmed In fiat
braids and oriental Silks, with full Silk linings. Skirts made In
the ifrost approved styles! and trlmmedwlth folds, etc.
These Suits were a Utile late in reaching and in order to
move them quickly we prl ;ed them from $4.00 to $7.60 below,
what they would ordtnarl y. sell for. Choose' one today-and
' $18.50, 20.00, $22.50, $25.00. ,. '.
;The sensible' thing to buy for the woman who feels that
she cannot afford a Suit f r every occasion, and for that matter
desirable for most anyon; 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, fall to Inspect our line of Jackets.
LONG OKI LIST
FIDE III FORT 1IIIE, II. HOTEL
MODERN HOSTELRY CONSUMED BY FIRE, IN
WHICH TEN ARE DEAD, AND MANY FATALLY HURT.
Early Morning Fire In Fort Wayne, Indiana, Is Scene of Terrible Accident
in Which Many Are Incinerated Guests Awakened and Rush to Win
nows Streaming for Aid Floors Collapse, Precipitating Inmates Into
Seething HeU-Plt CosaerraUve O ores Places Dead at Twenty Build
ing Modern, and In Heart of the . City -Guests Jump From Windows
to Certain Death on Pavement Below. . '
.Fort. Wayne. Ind.. May 4. Ten are 4
known to be dead, a doseh are miss
ing, IS are thought to be fatally in
jured and another dosea painfully
burned In the fire that totally de
stroyed the ffew Avellne hotel at in
early hour today The New ' Avellne
was the principal, hotel ' of the city,
and was but recently remodeled and
rebuilt,' making It a five-story struc
ture,' replete with fire escapes and
modern furnishings. The building,
a beautiful structure, was located at
the southeast corner of Calhoun and
Berry streets, directly opposite : the
million dollar Allen county, court
house, which was seriously threatened
for a time,. .Today only the smoking
shell of the brick building remains. -
Fire Chief Marilrt Ankcn'-iruck be
lieves th?re ard still 20 bodies In the
ruins. The known dead are:
R. S. Johnson, Pana, 111.; M. Hlrsch,
New York;: J. B. Miller. Heberlgan,
Wis.; J. E. Ellis, Chicago; W. ' A.
Pitcher, Fort Wayne; G. W. Devlny.
Philadelphia, Pa.; three unidentified
FREE THIS WEEK.
And In this connection let us Im
press on your mind that we hawe an
Immense line of Boys . Suits too
many. In fact and will sell them to
you at Special Price Reductions for
this entire week aad, la addition, will
gfv the boy, ; , , ''JJ
ABSOLUTELY FREE, '
a good, hard-wood baseball bat, and
with each Suit
men anrt m ia..-..
a Fire Discovered at t O'clock. :
.The fire was dlcovsred at I o'clock
this morning and within SO minutes
ths entire Interior was a biasing hell
pit. A general alarm was sounded
and the departments of the entire city
responded. The Are had gained such
headway that the firemen were prac
tically helpless. Floor after floor fell,
carrying the helpless "occupants down
with them., Many of the guests rush
ed, to the windows and' Implored for
help and then jumped to their death
to 'the pavement below.' Many thrill
ing escapes are reported.
The fire consumed practically every
thing; that would burn, and was only
kept from spreading by double fire
walls between the five-story Bass block
on the south and the Peoples store on
the east. Street car traffic has been
.demoralized all day. The bodies were
taken to the Peltier morgue, while the
injured were cared for at the St.
Joseph and City hospitals. . ',. ' , V
FULL PIE CARD
MANY FAST RACES
OVER CITY SPEEDWAY.
"omnilttee Has Arranged Racing Card
for Automobile Day Next Saturday
Small Machines Run First All
Classes Grouped so as to Be Eqult
alilo to All Will Start at Extmnc
End of Admits Avenue and FIiiInIi
at tlic Postofflce, . "r
' JFinal details relative to the auto
mobile races to be held on . the tem
porary speedway on Adams avenue
next Saturday afternoon, have been
tnado. by the committee in charge A.
V.; Andrews, Ray W. Logan and Q. M.
The autolsts of the county are ral
:ylng to the support Of the commit
tee and the races will be full of ex
citing events. The parade, too, gives
promise of being something out of the
ordinary! , , ' ,
The races, or most of them at least,
will be started at the curve of Adams
avenue, ' about one and a half miles
from the postofflce, where the finish
will be made. The committee has ar
ranged the entries In their logical
manner and no machine will be In a
class where company will be too fast
for an exciting race. 1
To start the afternoon's attractions
all ths smalt cars of the city will be
run. There are four In this class that
come under the 10-horsa power type,
and they will be run In a ' bunch.
This will include the James Smith,
the Crowe machine and the Dr. Clarke
machine of Island City. '
.The next event on the program Is
the race In which will be entered all
cars under 1 horse power. The next
Is those under SO horse power, and
the last those under 40. The big.
laugable attraction Is ths novelty
race. The committee has a stunt up
Its sleeve relative to this event, and
refuse to give it out at this time,..''
Prises will be given to the winner.
The races are to be run abreast, ex
cept where there ore more than two
entries in the taster calsses. These
will be run two and two against time.
Automobile Day, as a special Satur
day attraction feature, will be no fail
ure,, for the right ' committees are at
work.' 1 The faros that La Grande Is
winning for arranging these Saturday
R 10 OA
attractions Is being spread broadcast,
with only one possible result desira
ble publicity. .'From all parts of the
valley auto owners have signified
their Intention of getting in the band
wagon and making next Saturday a
EVIDENCE AGAINST DUKE.
Late Husband of Miss' Slmntg Taken
. Seriously III In Opinm Den.
New York. May . Further evi
dence tending to show that ths Due
de Chaulnes, late, husband of former
Miss Theodora 8honts, was ; stricken
while in an opium den, ' was .cabled
to the New York Times. , The state
ment is that de Chaulnes was removed
from ths den to his hotel by a police
official and that It was not until after
his death that his wife realised the
cause of demise. . ';
: It developed that de Chaulnes went
to ths den accompanied by a friend of
his sister, Duches d'Uses. An hour
later the proprietor became alarmed
over his condition and had him taken
to a hotel and put to bed, where he
died." " !-;" ,
LISTENS TO HABEAS : ' .
Famous Prisoner of Matteawan Asy
lum Taken Out Under Heavy Guard
mid Taken . to Court Appears
Bright and lli-elllijw First of the
Proceedings to Gain His KcleaNe
No Other Member of the Family
Present Alienists Testify. -
Catsklll.'N. Y., May 4. Habeas cor
pus proceedings to release Harry K.
Thaw from the Matteawan , asylum
were begun today In Justice Morsch
auser's court. Under heavy gutard
Thaw was brought over from the asy.
lum. Ha was accompanied by Dr.
Baker, acting superintendent of the
Institution, . ; . .
1 Thaw looks much better than he
did when he entered the asylum. His
cheeks have a ruddier tinge and show
Hood spirits. " ;
Nobody without ticket,, was admit
ted to the proceedings. Four chap
lains and five attendants of the Tombs,
,allenlnts "who testified for Thaw at the
previous trial, and District Attorney
Garvan, were present.
Harry was the only member of the
Thaw family present. ;
Proceedings Delayed. ' !. ' ,
Justice Morschauser ruled that wit
nesses who will testify that Thaw is
mne will be heard by him and those
who Wlil testify contrary will be ex
amined In New York city.. He decid
ed that the county must bear the bulk
of the expanses of the trial. A. delay
until Mary 11 was granted, so that Dls
trlct Attorney Jerome . could aDoear
personally at the hearing. . (
Menawhlle Thaw will be kept In Jlhe
Poughkeepsle Jail. , .
UGHT TO BE THE
every citizen to st
iuw vuixcns win esteem mm ror his goodness, t
his kindness, and his usefulness. The principles cf
good citizenship should constitute the code of rules
I for every kind of business
X This applies particularly
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
good service. ; '
HILL'S DRUG STORE
i-a Urande ji .
ELEVEN MEN BELIEVED .
TO HAVE PERISHED
The Steam Schooner Minnie E. Kilto
Wrecked on the Rocks Near New- '
port, Ore., Late Yesterday Aftemooa
Several of the Crew Landed 00
Shore One Man Swam Ashore Witt
Broken Leg Schooner Loaded WUh
' Lumber May Be Saved.
Eleven men are supposed to nave;
gone down in ths wreck' of the two
masted steam schooner Minolta, B.
Kllton, of San Francisco,, under Cap ...
tain James McKenna, which was load :
ed with lumber out of Aberdeen, and
which piled up on the rocks at the '
entrance to Taqulna bay at 8:30 Suni '
day evening.; The crew of ths Kllton
was composed of II persons. Ten are .
known to be ashore. " ; : '
The vessel Is lying IS miles north o( '
here on a desolate beach. J :
Captain McKenna and eight of the ,
crew were taken off by ths life-saving
crew," and one man named J. Nelson
swam ashore although suffering from
a broken leg." . ' . ; ' '
The deck load of the Kllton shifted ;
on Friday night and on Saturday ths
vessel sprang a leak and became un-!
After dinner Saturday the boat "
was hit by' a big wave which tore the
cabin and the deck load off. ' ' l! ;
, Ckptaln McKenna believes the ves-'
set may be saved. ; ' V
" . - . , -: . :
JIM HOWARD, TOO, IS
LIABLE TO PARDON.
Stated on Reliable Authority That
Kentucky's Famous Prisoners, Pow
ers and Howard, May Be Given Re-
. lease Governor Maintains There hi .
Not Enough Incriminating Evidence
to Hold Either Kentucky Agog 2 ,
1 Over Announcement. '
Frankfort,' Ky., May 4. Front 1
sources considered reliable It Is stated i
that Governor Wilson will consider an -j
application for pardon from Caleb j
Powers and. Jim Howard, under llfe j
sentence for. killing Governor GoebeL
It Is stated from the same source :,!'
that the governor has made up his 1
mind to pardon both men as he does f
not find Incriminating evidence enough 4
to hold either.
Both men have been on trial several i
times and In each Instance the jury haa I
disagreed. ' Kentucky Is much agog i
over ths announcement that ths pris- .
oners may be given their liberty. (
HAPPINESS AND GLORY
live an J act that his fel $
whether public or private.
to the ,dru business, be