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LA GRANDE, ONION COUXTT, OIIKGON. TIESDAY, AIGCST 4, I08.
XI MBKR 28i.
and unnecessary curves and twists In
the channel of the stream, so as to
enlarge Ha capacity to carry off the
water without overflowing, was con
AYOCLD-BE SUICIDE WRITES ,
FROM B1UGe)F GRAVE.
lcscldlng to Drink ! Carbolic Acid to
End Her Sorrow, a Los An"le Wife
4 Writes to Her Husband Kays, "Do
. Not Do It, It's Painful" In Final
Agony When Husband Comes to tlie
:' Itrecue and Takes Her to tlio llowpl-
tal ner Letter Pitiful. " '
fc hor, Angeles, -t Cal., Au.- '4. Mrs.
Cora Cummlngs Is In the hospital af
ter drinking eVrbo'lic'acId ind, dwcVli)
Injf on paper, tha awful pain suffered
before she lost consciousness. Grief
over the death of her 'two. babies)
' homesick for her mother who lives In
Spokane, caused the woman to seek
death. -' '
After drinking1 the acid she wrote:
"'Guy, my dear, I feel no pain, only a
, "bad stomach ache. I hope when you
me I'll be dead. Just think -of me
SV!fng dead, won't It be funny? The
plns are so bad; don't you ever do
as I did. It Is awful. Don't ever do
s I done. I can't stand It. Oh, Guy
It's worse tnd worse. It's killing me.
I wish " at .this point the pencil
dropped and she fill groaning to the
Her husoaii. who was near . the
.house, heard the cries, rushed In and
took his wife to the hospital.
Study Maine Plants. '
Manset, Me., Aug, 4. Leading bot
anists and plant .lovers of New Eng
land are assembled today on Mt. Des
ert Island for the annual session and
botanical outing of the Josselyn socie
ty. In addition to papers and discus
sions, there will be botanizing trips to
Great Cranberry Island, Seal Cove and
other points, where the native plants
of Maine wlH be studied.
; dm i nniJ
WATER AND Sr.lDKE STACKS. THEU
IMPORT ADDm H II HIS
VIGOROl'S ATTEMPT TO LAND HIG WATER . -i v i
PROPOSITION' AND ADDITIONAL FACTORIES HERE.
Pinna of People Getting to Tills Valley Svt Itched Mutorlully Ijist Night to
Belter Plan Procuro Smokestacks and Let Them Bring the Peoplo
IrrUiKtion Question Is Biggest Tiling on Deck In History of the County
It, Too, Would Be Population Getter Ucte Commercial Club De
. tides to Push These Projects la Preference to Others No Let Vp t'ntU
Plans Are Matured. , .
GERM AX COVNT- MEETS i - : Z
,.' v WITH SUCCESS IV FLIGHf.
Gorman Government Kxperlments
With Dirigible Balliion In Hoie of
, Buying It If Practical Soiled Grace
, fully Into Space in Perfect Control
of tlio Englnr Was Sighted Af
ter Being Up for Five Hours To
Make Endurance Flight.
To Improve the Minnesota.
"Hford.in, Minn., Aug. 4. Plans for
' Improving tho Minnesota river were
' -considered toduy at a meeting of the
Minnesota River Improvement league,
j "The matter of removing obstruc t Ions
1 - '- " '
Berlin, Aug. 4 Count Zeppelin, In
a monster dirigible baloon, was sight
ed over Strassburg today, five hours
later he left Lake Constant In an at
tempt to remain in. the air fori, 24
hours. . The ship made a perfect as?
cent,, sweeping gracefully Into the air,
under peifcct control. The test of fly
ing 24 hours Is made under require
ments of the government, which may
buy the balloon. Ho says he will start
on a time endurance trip as soon n'
he completes the present- voyage.
To puch vigorously the gigantic Ir
rigation scheme which would mean
. . - i n "- -J ' j :
abundant water for th4 entire; Grande
Roride valley, before theffcts! of the
extensive advertising that Is to be done
hi the near futute," Is the policy under
which the La Grande Commercial club
is working. ? ;'; r,,.,'f "n
At Its regular 'wjeeUly, meeting last
evening th club went through many
batches of business, but the most Im
portant one was that which dealt with
irrigation. , While nothing tangible- Is
publicly visible as a result of the
meeting that lasted well out In the
night, the hours of work brought out
much resiit to the board, which Is on
the ."Inside" of the scheme's advance
ment. At a meeting of the board next
Monday night, Messrs. Walter M.
Pierce and George Stoddard will, be
present and lay figures before- the
board relative to the Grande Ronde
river reservoir proposition, which these
gentlemen helped to procure at con
siderable cost last season.
Water, ami Thcu People.
For some time past, there ha been
under discussion a plan to t:ike a Hpe
,clal car tn the east, equipped with a
Eighty babies died from the heat yes
terday and many more wilt Inevitably
die If the , heat continues. Three
deaths were added today to the long
list, making a total of, eight adults
dead in the last 24 hours,
Would-Bo SulcUlo Despondent.
Belllngham, Wash., Aug. 4. The
fact has ust become known that Mrs.
Williams, wife of Sheriff Andrew Wil
liams of Whatcom county, attempted
suloldo Sunday by cutting her throat,
and wrists with a pair of scissors, Is
supposed to be despondent over the
death of her daughter recently.. She
Will recover. , ; . i ; -n
Reduced Prices This Week
lecturer and steroptiiou !,.-Tti-
plan was laid on the table last night
for the reas(on. the club Is determined
to devote Its entire attention to smoke
stacks and .water before It attempts
any extensive Immigration of. settlers.
In this the club Is entirely .correct.
A factory of any description Invariably
brings people here, A factory brings
money and then-follows the. people
who would naturally be employed In
juch an establishment. With that
iplendld Irrigation, scheme success
fully consummated, the club's field
would be a smooth one. Investors and
farmers alike could be told In a mo
ment's time that there remains noth
ing to be done the valley Is ready to
receive settlers, wth Inducements un
Cannery Plan Still Lives.
The cannery proposition Is still un
der propagation. The club last eve
nlng devoted considerable attention to
the mutter, working to get fruitgrower
and capitalist together on the deal.
Act on Advertising. -
ThM the county Is not to drop Into
oblivion during the cnmpalgn for; In
dustries, the Commercial club will do
consistent advertising. The medium
tn be used hf!8 Ions boV n under discus
It.i, r.'.iylasf nifdit it came to s'lelt a
hend that a commuter of three was
appointed to m.(le final decision Im
mcilkitel) . The nature, the medium
itid various other relative subjectr
will be dealt with by that body.
S EN ATO R ALL! SON
rUSTEPxS in all the most popular and serviceable .
Materials including mercerized cottons and real '
linen, made mostly in the large roomy auto styles
whxh can be worn with the greatest comfort ind
without messing the most dainty waist-'-some made
pcTfrcny piasn otners tnmm:d with straps antjttons
III I - . .
HORRIBLE TALES OF
ETH STRUGGLES TOLD,
One Man lieft His Mother In Flume
But Saved ' Ills ; Family Another
Family Sought Ref uge In Well, But
Met Death Full Death List Will
Be Shorter Tliait First niougn DIs
imtelies Say Flumes Are Out ami
. Order Restored Ajjoln. .
PIONEER SOIX)X SUCCUMBS ., .
TO HEART FAILURE. TODAr.
Reeognlzed Peer of Middle West law
makers Comes to Sudden Death
Late Tills Afternoon Has Been In
Congress for a Ferlod of S3 Years J
Identified With All Isstun of Na
tloiuil Imtiortanee Was - Classed
With Aldrk'h Type of Solons.
Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 4. United
States Senator William Boyd Allison,
of Iowa, died here this afternoon at 2
o'clock of heart disease.
For years Senator Allison has been
recognized as one of the lenders of
the United States senate. For eight
years he served In the lower house jrt
congress and has been United States
senator continuously since 1873, mak
ing a continuous record In both houses
of S3 years. , Ills present term would
not have txplred until March next
year. He had just recently won the
nomination In the republean primar
ies, and his re-election would have
been a forcvror.e conclusion. He was
boim In 1S29 In Perry, O., was educat
ed at Western Reserve college; studied
law mX practiced tn Ohio until mov
ing to this city In I S 57.
At the beginning of the war of the
rebellion h' served on the stuff of
, the -governor and aided in the otg.inl-
zatlon of the Tolunteeis.
ON C. P. ROAD
others vth trimnrsingi 0:1 callars and
a . m' - i m
traciinj; colors of the most pleasing
especially reduced prices this we
til) iiw?ri rnr
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C!,1M.. . Ill p!-iits ir. S'.j-tu.'ii ' 'aC'V
s,,;'. L 11. 1 nr.. :.-l let; r.i; , ;
ti.i wvek for i.:h I
! II, IHIW ! Mill I' 1 ! WHI-
&$2.5Q Dusters for
.MACHINISTS AND ALL
TRAIN.MLN TO GO OUT.
On Oie I'e of Grain S!il.niriim the
(onadliiu I'aelilc Iletwern '(ui
miner ami Mimtrenl B I'.e Tlei!
I , Mim liiinl, s lit Winnipeg Went
Out Today ami lore t'.olin; Out at
Other I'uliit t'omliu-foiM Aro V rj
SjiPji.Tilieile ami Will Aid Strikers.
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Ladies DuiniyLmbiliJercd Frcn i
While Lzvn Waist J 1.75
Will I'l.i.ttil fi-on.:, tlii.it s'riV'
1 . e ti'rln on culi.'ii- and i-if.s.
In .ill coium and nil'siyl.-s, with t.n-y
...el iii b.-.i '..'", w-.-nth I'Kul.n'y
ie; to Jl.iJ; t'n l for ISc
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Specie Vuhizs in Cotton Btenkets-rhist the Thing fo fnke
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I'.clli'lous AV;ir Iiimiliieiit.
Lisbon, Amk. 4. A rellvlous war It.
Imminent In Portugal. A bill Intro
duced by Alfonso t'osti lender of the
republicans In the chamber, of depu
ties, the must hitter enemy Of the gov
ernment, providing (ifor the rvpiil.-lou
of all religions orders from PurtuB'iI.
The bill Is thought to be a v. lied at-
t:uk n the throne, whl eh favort
CathoiP I'.n-. ' .
Rout Slukv nud fell Hul l,
CliU igo, Ai;t. 4. Tlie f!,r-lA't Illl
nols w:r n! Mi't ilH 'O tie !. protutb'.y
y.rVy ht.:t x e il.'ei'v of n w..ll i,f!
the M-f t-.;it..r d-.t;o.v...J e. y.-v,. :-- j
r.;i..'l' n o;ol a tie. K ll-.r ii:e. 1
Mi-e.'-e ;i on the 1; .at w pl,i Ir.a
-.n r-i tie Mil m-!'.! 'in" i i .1 o lo-i
-;-y -. '. ; tie f 'I !!hiO 'I. ".": V !
Fcrnle,' B., C, Ainr. 1. Smoke anil
,'.l.vr --- vln over the site!. pt . .....
the destroyed , .town) making' tt
trcmely dlsagreeabl for tl homeless
Thero Is little additional danger un
less another gale arises, '; . .
, , IkKlies Cared for.
The bodW s of the victim have been ;
placed In the basement of the offic
of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Com
pany, one of the two buildings left'
standing, Where : the unknown await
Find Rodics In Well.
The body of Robert Kern has been
found. One of the causes for tragla
fatalities was the extremes to which
poople were driven to escape the heat.
The bodies. of a family of four were. '
fotnd tn a well, where a miner, his
wife and two children sought refuge.
The fire burned to the water's edge.
The miner was badly burned, anil th
wife and children suffered death.
There was only a little water left In
tho well, which was curbed with wood.
After climbing Into It the mlm r and
his family were eventully unable to get
, Another lloirllile Death. ,
Even more pathetic whs the awful
manner In which Mrs. Addle Tinner,
nn nijed Invalid, Hying v.HH her con
In . tho Fe.rnlu Annex, met hor death.
When he realised the house was go-.
Ing, Turner ' prepared . his wife nnd
chlliVren for fllKht. The nifi il Woman,
could not wnlk and she pleaded with'
his family to save their own lives and
lenvn her there. When the hous
caught ,flre, Turner wrsppe.l his
mother In a wet blanket and laid her
on the ground. Then he Belied his
wife and children und fled. Nothing
but the blackened bones of the ild
woman uas found.
Vtiy.r 4rmik Riirncd.
It Is believed that several 11. Wet
lost In the Waldorf hotel. Tlio bmt
persons having nfter It w;is tifienio
:y that four drunken tiion were .leff"
on tli'f floor.
Robert I. line, n j'.omg miner, uuir
lied II few Vi-rh." 111(0, Uf I'olllll lll'.ld
In U'i-i Kernle. .
Winnipeg, Aiof. 4 A Cralibrook
iVsp-lleh 'tl:e. ("I I."" lit tile OrolV's
r:.!.' ill .:i lit H i MiPtt'lMi. I inel order
restl.vr l, Hiin.'ioU nr.j nil.'-iotr. but
lie; l:ie: ir. IT" 'J.''t Hot i :i:my
niv d-'e.' a w i i fii-.t fpoit.-'l.
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Me t ;. - Vine
Th" (hi X rlioo,,
'i Iti t:i.- si.'i.v..
, l- lo
1.1 V fee
1 .Ml;l..-il 1,1 Oilv.t'ieo.
for roar Cnnwinq Trip.
Sl'IT CASKS at nitiri.tlvn
prkm, In all Ua'her, mat
tlnir nnd waterproof Imi
tation leather; In largo as
sortment; ' In prlcn from
' tlW down to $2.30
MK.V3 V.'Ul:K HURTS, vai
tie up to 7"c, no ....Vn
In'liFht, d.ik. and medium
colors; p-rl:tl this week, at
each ....4 V'
Men's, boys and ladles' IOC
Straw Hpts, snfioblo for
Outing v ear , .IV
"3c to Jl.50 fitra.v and Cloth
Hats, for, choice ...... 4."e
Brays Canvas Shoes, Leather Soles - 95c
Boys Canvas Oxfords, Rubber Soles - SOc
Ladies White Duck Oxford3 - - $1.29 up
Winnipeg. Ait. 4. Head nftt. I.il
V. line to l..ens the sirlke. The l-o.ol
v.!i! be tide up from Ij.illfnx to V.'in-roiivi-r
dining the hmvy gisln nil
pit.g iMitess un ii.-reeiuf r.t In reached
upeedl'y, Tim breach Is wide, toe
stilko coming after throe month.' at
tempt at arbitration. The men de
clined to nccopt A decision of tho ar
bitration board. '
For'Your Stomach's Snke
II1CAGO IS llflT.
I.nrze IJst nt Deaths and Pnwtnuloii
Oiir Front Heat Today.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Scventy-sU pros.
tratloni ara reported today. The city
Is In th throes of another terrific
beat wavs. It was If degrees at noon.
H;!s Advice Ccrtair.ly lr.U$ Goodui'.'i ticryor.c
Tliis Soil of Wcalher .
Soda "served Vt odr fountain is more than a
ta'aty thirst-quenching beverage. It is tonic and
refreshing and every, glass a strengthens for
the stomach. .
Our Soda is absolutely, pure, strengthening,
reviving, refreshing and healthful. It "lands di
rect" ion the dry" spot and quenches thirst as
nothing else will, because we serve it at just the
HILL'S DRUQ JTORE
LA GRANDE. OREGON