Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959 | View Entire Issue (July 6, 1908)
' hear'at HAND
OP CONVENTION TUESDAY.
Making Temporary Roll and Present
In Committees U Chief Work Bo
fore the Convention Today Tam
many feurrenuers to Mryan ana Mur
phy' Hen Are Seated Without Con
test Total Number of Contests U
Small and lWn Heard by Sub
committee Johnson a Dead One
Kerr Leads Bolt Denver Open Yes
terday! .-i 4
By John Kevin, U. P. correspondent.
Denver, July . The center of ac-
tjvlty In the democratic party Is the
Brown Palace hotel. On the eve of
Assembling the convention, the na
tional committee Is hard at work
a Orates While Ihn hartla .
side and delegations are cheering each
other as they' march and counter
march about the streets.
Some contents are being hard
fought The national committee was
called to order at 10 o'clock this
morning by Chairman Tom Taggart.
"We are the- only regular demo
crats," Is the cry of aggrieved appli
cants for seats as they buttonholed
. members of the committee before the
J meeting. "If you do not recognize
our claim the cause will suffer."
After Secretary Woodson had read
lists of contests, the motion was
adopted that seDarate lubwrnnmiiiui
should hear the evidence In the con
tests from each state, and report their
conclusions to the main body. It was
decided to appoint them Immediately.
The commltteo then adjourned until
4 o'clock, when the reports will be re
following H a full list of contests:
Idaho, entire delegation; Illinois, first.
ALL LADIES' TRIMMED HATS HALF PRICE ?
: ; ; i
SPECIAL BARGAINS in Men's, Boys' j
and Children's Suits ALL THIS WEEK
50c $1.25 to 2.00 25c
f fa Hand Ties Ladies' Waists Mex. Straw Hats
27c 68c V 13c
I arflee hntt CLlrte .
MENU TV TO B.V DRFXH UIRTH. r ' LjZ f
IN ALL PIXR8 AND ALL SIZES, , 4Krt f1 Jflf f f.
CHOICE feJOV A& j&y
second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, sev
enth, eighth and tenth district; New
York, second, third, fourth, fifth and
sixth; Ohio, ninth and 19th; Pennsyl
vania, first, second, third, fourth, fifth
and sixth; District of Columbia, the
" The grounds upon which the con
tests are being fought range from "In
regularity" to "allegations of . fraud."
Jolnwon Dead One,
Governor J. A. Johnson's boom for
the i vice-presidency has collapsed.
This was Emitted today In his own
camp. There Is no hope, but the
boomers are keeping up the fight as
a matter of principle. Formal assur
ances that Johnson will be the nomi
nee are still being Issued from head
quarter, but they are laying plan for
111. " v - - - ' i
, Theodore Knappen, assistant man
ager of the Johnson campaign, said:
"We know Johnson can't win, but hi
name will be presented to the conven
tion. Johnson will not withdraw. The
campaign in bis behalf was not start
ed early enough. The people have
not had time to learn about him.''
Tammany In Complete Surrender.
Tammany will form an ally and
announce Its surrender to Bryan thin
afternoon, when at state caucus a res
olution will be adopted Instructing the
state delegation controlled by Murphy
to vote for the Nebraskan on the first
ballot. The following slate waa com
pleted this morning at a conference
of the leaders: .
National committeeman, Dorman S.
Mack; member of the committee on
resolutions. Alton B. Parker; mem
ber of the credentials; committee,
Daniel F. Cohalan.
The Pennsylvania delegation, after
a' bolt by Kerr contestants, elected
Colonel Ouffey as chairman of the
delegation and a member of the na
tional commute. Former Congress
man Kerr led the bolters and as they
walked out they were greeted with
hisses and Jeers by the Ouffeylte.
One. of the latter denounced them a
coward. A Kerr man retorted:
Tome down Into the alley and see
whether we are or not"
Harphy Men Bee ted.
The sub-committee In the New York
contest decided to favor seating the
Murphy deelgate without going Into
the merits of the case.
r... i.w ...
LA GRA NDE. TJNION COCNTY, OREGON. '
FLEET H TO
MANY APPLICATIONS FOR
In Splendid Trim and Ready to Go
Into Battle at a Moment's Notice,
the Atlantic Fleet is at Frisco To
day Ready for Its Trip Across the
Pnclflo to the Far East Comple
ment of Each Ship Reaches Maxi
San Francisco, July . With both
mechanical and human equipment
working up to a state of almost per
fect efficiency, II great battleships are
today "marking time" awaiting the
signal . for departure to the. far eat
Every pound of stores and ammuni
tion Is stored away In the massive
steel hulls. Rumor of possible trou
ble In the far east has brought In
numerable applications for enlist
ment. The complement of each ship
Is up to the maximum, Slany of the
applicants have gone to Mare Island
to enlist for service on the cruiser
' All ships have been equipped with
perfect fire control stations during the
past month, and are prepared, for the
first time since leaving Hampton
Roads, to go Into action at a moment's
San Francisco, Cat.; July . Jack
Schaffer, a. plumber, today fell eight
stories In a new building and I still
living. He may recover. He lost his
footing and tufl down an air shaft,
but a oompound fracture of the leg
and arm are his only Injuries. ,
y . I, v
Chanibtrlaln Issues Pardon.
Salem, July . Governor Cham
berlain today pardoned E. L. .Rem
ington, who was convicted In Marlon
county for assault with attempt to
kill. Ha was sentenced to serve, two
year and served nine months.
Summer Goods of all
KindsDress Goods, Ladies
Suits, Dress Skirts, Ladies'
Waists in Nett Silk, Lawns
and Linen Ladies Long and
. . , yrwu i
MONDAY; JIXY 0, 1BU8.
POSSIBLE TILT THEY MAY
. . .' GET DEFENSE PLANK
If Const Delegates to lKnver Can
Land a Coast Defense Plank In the
Platform It Will Bo Polkllal Move
to Further Democracy Chicago
Failed to Do It Western Vie.
ProUdeut Booms Dying Out Rapid
ly Bell Not Strong Factor.
(By B. H. Canfield, United Press Cor
respondent) Denver, July . If the Pacific
coast delegation works hard enough
for It, there Is a good chance for a
coast defense plank In the platform.
Naturally, the democratic leaders
realise such a move would be good
politics, because of the turn-down the
Pacific coast defense measure received
at the Chicago convention. Mayor
Dahlman of Omaha, said:
"I am for Pacific coast defense,, and
I am going to talk It and work for it
If the coast delegation Is behind me,
we will do business. I will advocate
that a fleet be kept ln the Pacific, and
If another Is needed In the Atlantic,
we ought to build one and not take
ships from the Pacific.
The movement wlli meet with oppo
sition from the middle west states,
which prefer the money to be pent
In Improving the waterways of the
Mississippi valley. Consequently, the
defense measure I up against a hard
'. . Booms Dying Out.
' One of the Pacific coast booms for
the vtoe-presldency. that of Franklin
K. Lane of California, I dead. v 'One
that lives, however, belongs to Theo
dore Bell. . However, Bell' boom Is
very sick and barely able to alt up.
Some figure the temporary chairman
ship 1 enough honor for him. '
There will be no effect made by the
Pacific coast delegation favoring an
anti-Injunction plank. The delegation
I willing to discus Japanese exclu
sion, which stand ho chance of being
seriously considered, but It hi sllenl
on the antl-lnjunctlon. A majority of
the California and Washington dele
gate say there ought to be some
change In the Injunction proceedings
but It should be a conservative change.
The Washington delegation Is out
strong for a safe, sane and harmless
antl-lnjunctlon plank. Thomas J. Ca
sey of Seattle, who Is secretary of the
Bryan volunteers. Is fighting for a
plank that labor wants. Casey says
Charles O. Helfner, a member of the
Washington deelgatlon and a Seattle
politician, la working hard against la
bor's Interests. Helfner says h 1
out for a modified plank and duet
not want the power of the Injunction
LA fiRANDK EXTREMELY'
While ThotiHanda Arc Injured and 72
Killed ElMislirns I Grande Pomes
FtMtlHd Mayor Kdkt Partial
ly ReiMniUhle fr Absence of In
juries la Tills City Country's Death
Ut Is Larajnut In Many Year.
Terrible Death Renird. 4
.Chicago, July C. Seventy- 4
4 two dead and 1711 are the total 4
4 number of accidents attending 4
4 the oelebratlnn of the Fourth In 4
4 the L'nlted States. This breaka 4
4 all records for death since 4
4 lit. This number of death I 4
4 It greater than last year. 4
Not a single' Injury of any conse
quence whatever, waa occasioned b)
premature explosion of firecrackers
during the Fourth of July celebration
Just ended, according to a careful can.
rasa of physician' book In the city.
The celebration passed off without the
RE 0 - H R
USUal QUOta of Uri'lrlanf. ..,,..11
. ,w ,., uvjB
that usually follows In' the wake of a
celebration, In a. large measure this
remarkable and pleajlng feature Is
due to the precaution taken by Mttyor
Hal! In Issuing an edict, forbidding
firecrackers or other explosive from
being Ignited during the hours In
which the parade was In preparation
or In process, and the willing response
from the thousands who thronged the
etreets. . ''""-'',
On a thoroughfare packed : with
spectators a firecracker would neces
sarily Injure some one and the order
of the mayor la no doubt responsible
for the non-appearance In any doc
tor' office of. the city of a oatlnnt
ufferlng from firecracker Injurle.
But even off the main street every-
wa a sane Fourth of July celebra
TERflinC BEAT .
DEATHS, SUCIDE8 AND
Clilmffo Onwplnjc for Breath Hoot Is
Intenw and Suicides and Murder
Follows Munta Not a IkmUi- In the
City But Wlia Is Attributed to Ex
oesslve Host Koven Die From Heal
Eleven Deaths From Heat Indi
rectly, Chicago, July l. Seven deaths and
five suicide as a result of the heat.
three accidental deaths, two asphyx
iation and one murder during 14
hours Is the terrible tale enacted by
the sweltering heat In Chicago today.
The city is gasping for breath. There
wa not a death that waa not directly
or indirectly attributed to the heat
"Heat mania" la responsible for. the
murder. Medical men are Instruct.
Ing the people what to do during the
hot spell. It was 10 degrees In the
shad at noon, and no prospect of cool
weather until tonight. Th suffering
I Intense. ,
Taft's Brother In Seattle. .
Seattle, July (.Henry W. Taft.
brother of the republican presidential
nominee, arrived here with his wife.
son, daughter and J. A. Dykman, who
us a senior at Yale with young Taft
They r on a pleasure trip which be
gan at New York. They are now on
their way east. Taft la much Inter
ested In th political situation and
say hi brother -will surely win. To
day. the party I visiting Port Blake-
ley, where the biggest sawmill In the
world I located.
Fanatic on Warmth.
P'-glna. Canada, July 6. Armed
with Winchester rifles, revolvers,
knives and other weapons, a horde of
religious fnnutlc swooped down on
the town of Plerson, near the bound
ary line of Manitoba and North Da
kota and have taken poKselon of It.
They defied the polk with the weap
OUGHT TO BE THE HAPPINESS AD GLORY
ol every citizen to so live and act that his feK
low citizens will esteem him for his fioodnoss.
his kindness, and his usefulness. The principles of
iood citizenship should constitute the code of rules
for every kind of business whether public or private.
This applies particularly to the drul business, be
cause, owln-t to the limited knowledge of the qualities
of druis by th2eneral public. It follows that the re
Hjbility of the druttist Is the chief guarantee of
HILL'S DRUG STORE
La Grande ' M-
number ;;. 1
MOST Sl'CCESSFVL FOCRTU
EVER CELEBRATED HERE.
Thousands and Thousand Congrogato
In La Grande on Sat unlay Morning
Rewarded by Seeing a I "are tie Fit
Mxtnmlltm n Its - Rn
plete With Sport City ' Dora Itscif
Proud In Opcn-Iteartcd Entertain
mem Many Come From Adjoining
Towns to Participate Festivities'
Last Long No Arrests. " ' ,,
' Did La Grande celebrate? .,
Did we celebrate T Well, w cele--brated
to the extent that a new record
wa established. For years to come,
as far a Fourth of July attraction
are concerned, the La Grand celebra
tion of 1908 will stand a a monument.
Bo many of the little 'detail that
go to completing tlfe happiness of a
day like thl wore carried out to per.
Both side of Adam avenue, for
block were seated. In addition to
the large arbor, which was only built
to provide rest and shade, Ice water
was to be had In many place. Dur
ing the noon hour many families and
friend gathered on the lawns, which
were open to all, and th owner
personally gave their guests an Infor
mal but royal welcome.
Long before the stirring music of
the two bands, the streets appeared
In holiday attire. Practically every
business house wa decorated In th
national color, and the hundred of
waving pennant and banners ex
pressed a warm welcome to the ar
riving thounds. ' - "
, By 10 o'clock Adam avenue and
Depot street were simply a man of
expectant humanity. They knew
hardly what to expect. In fact, all
they desired was simply an opportuni
ty to have a good time, and from th
tart they felt the opportunity waa
here and all they had to do waa to
embrace It, which they did.
How can w describe It In our Urn
Ited apace T Eastern Oregon never
had anything to compare It with. It
represented the history of the coun
try from the signing of the Declara
tion of Independence, to the present
time. Every state and prominent In
dustry of that atat wa reflected lis
th artistically arranged floata. Each
and every one 1 deserving of a spe
cial mention, but to even single out
a few nd not other would be an In
justice. Those of our reader who
witnessed th parade, can easily sym
pathize with us in attempting to de
scribe the long line of dazzling beau
ty. Thone who were not with us will
hear of It from a thousand tongues..
It will nut soon b foruotti-n.
SM-is Jean McDonald, one of our
(Continued on page 4.)