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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON. S.m im.W, AUGUST 8, 1808.
FAIRBANKS IMPOLITE IX
' ..' .: - CANADA, SAYS LETTER.
Vk-o President Fairbanks Accused of
Flagrant Breaches of English Etl
queue During Visit to Quebec Ho
Placed Himself Ahead of Host 4a
Receiving Line Incidents kept Out
of Papers by Canadian Officials in
Respect to Fairbanks. .
' "Bt Louis, Aug. .8. A letter written
i iVy . an ' English woman to a friend in
".this city reveals Ylce-Fresiaeni -banks
in an uncomplimentary light at
, the recent tercentenary celebration In
Quebec, and may cause more scandal
. than the buttermilk .Incident. The
,.' letter says Fairbanks displeased' the
Canadian's by his failure to observe
... ths "proprieties", of English etiquette.
In ohe Instance he la accused of stand
ing up In his carriage and addressing
: the crowds during one of the pageants.
Thtetter says ha took a position
aheadStf the host In the receiving line
4At a big function and again quarre.ed
"wlth the mayor of the town.' It is said
these breaches of etiquette were Kei,
out of the newspaper b Canadian of
ficials on account of Fairbanks' posl
tlon In the United States.
the vessels were pitching in a heavy
sea. The speed of the fleet was In
creased to 14 knots to bring the ves
sels Into the harbor on time. ,' '
A book printed by the government
of New Zealand, to be presented to the
gfflcere'lof the floet, was finished to
day.. Tlie preface declares no visit of
foreign warships is as welcome as this
visit of the American armada. The
book says: .
""The name of Theodore Roosevelt
stands for ' national righteousness
everywhere, and Is honored and re
vered. The American fleet stands for
justice, peace and freedom."
TIE Hffl MID CITY TO BE
BETTER TDM THE OLD DUE
PIONEER FLOORING MILL MAY BE BUILT
; ON A NEW SITE THIS TIME, SAY BUILDERS.
First Sign of Reconstruction In the Raxrd Inland City Mill Visible Today
When Workmen Are Removing Debris Preparatory to Rebuilding the
, Pioneer Flouring Mill Other Losers Will Make Better Buildings Out of
Ruins Every Evidence Tliat New Island City Wilt Be Better Than the"
Old Ono Was. :''.
Ainuua at Auckland Sanday.
. Auckland, Aug. 8. A wireless from
the American fleet cays: "A gale blew
Itself out last night. The weather Is
fine. We will arrive at Auckland at
Another wireless followed, stating
WILL STRIKE AGAINST EN-
1 1 FORCEMENT OF TESTS.
Declaring the Order Requiring High
Army Officers to Ride Long Test to
Prove ' Efficiency Is . Partial and
Aimed Especially at the Colonels
and Majors These Classes of Army
Men ''Will Resent Order Should
Come From Congress.
San Francisco, Aug. 8. If 'a veiled
statement made here today by a lead
lng army , officer Is authority,' a gen
eral strike is soon to be made against
the new riding tgests instituted by
President Roosevelt to prove the effi
ciency of high army officers. It la de
clared the order lacks the proper le
gal foundation and contend that all
(Continued on page 8.)
Cleaning away the debris that the
company can rebuild on the samo site
If It makes such decision, the Pioneer
Flouring Mill company of Island City
today set a force of men at work and
thereuv r.rr, - re
pairing what the conflagration last
week so effectually razed.'
It is more than likely, however,
the.t the company will not rebuild on
the same site, as plans are now under
consideration to reconstruct the mill
at a point farther east than where the
ruins mark the spot occupied by the
big plant before the fire.
That the company will rebuild the
mill and warehouse- is assured but
definite plans have not been worked
out. .The debris must be cleared re
gardless of whether or not the com
pany decides to use the same site or a
more satisfactory place.
Judging from the plans that have
been announced. Island City the new,
wlll .be a city more thrifty and more
enterprising than Island City of the
past. The smaller losers are going to
rebuild on a more extensive scale and
the heavier losers will expend thous
ands of dollars to rebuild that which
was destroyed, but In such a way that
the new buildings will be larger, bet
ter and more adequately equipped to
handle the large business, better than
they were before the fire. ,
I Ladies' Dusters at Specially
Reduced Prices This Week ?
DUSTERS in ail the most popular and serviceable
Materials including mercerized cottons and real
linen, made mostly in the large roomy auto styles
which can be worn with the greatest comfort and
without mussing the most dainty waist some made
si i a' " . 1 a t
perfectly plain others trimmed with straps and buttons
m w m m
l-Mining of mind and bcdy.waa the
only way to regain ltlx rty. In 11U
he opened the first gymnaulum in
Germany, the inception of the ln.te.--ontlona)
. Refreehinenfai, -
While at the Look Irs Glass park to
morrow you will have an opportunity
to cool off and treat your friend to a
dish of Ice cream or a glass of lemon
ade at the Happergett refreshment
stand. . Soft drinks only, but good and
cold, will be the motto. Look for
"Happy," and you will find something
good that will make you happy.
. i . Fires In Montana. Forests.
Missoula, Mont.; a.u. i.r.'
- est fires '. are growing . fiercer
hourly. . They are playing havoc
in the dense timber ' land" of,
western Montana and eastern
Idaho. Hundreds of forest rang-
era are fighting the flames. ,,
GOMPERS DENIES HE IS
6ILUI IN MORE TROUBLE,
Tabriz Secedes and Bitter War Is In-
. evitalilo as a Result.
Constantinople, Aug. 8. Tabriz has
seceded from Persia, declared her al
legiance to Turkey, according to die
patches. The Turkish army near the
Persian border Is moving fast toward
Tabrls for a Joint attack with the rev
olutlonlsts upon the Shah's army if
the orders are given.
It Is believed here that Sultan Ham-
Id II will not dare check the Persian
movement of young Turks who are
behind the secession of Tabriz. The
new cabinet Is strongly disposed to
accept the allegiance of Tabriz. If
Turkish .troops aid the revolutionists
the shah's soldiers will be overwhelm
Ingly defeated at Tabria. The sultan
TlSTalmost helpless In the hands of the
troops of the young Turks.-. ,
All Constantinople expects him to
give the word for war. , That would
give him the distinction of starting a
movement for a constitutional govern
ment In Persia.
others with trimmings on collars and
trasting colors of the most pleasing
especially reduced prices this
$2.50 Dusters for $
$7.50 Black Voile Skirts $.7fi
A shipment of these beautiful Skirts
ust received from New York a few
days ago. The most superb values
we have evor offered. Eleven-gore'
Skirts, with pleats and X '.4 -Inch
satin band around bottom; choose
this .week for $1.78
i. .. rm
PILLSBCRY FLOCR CONCERN 1
IN MINNEAPOLIS FAILS,
Because it Wa Short of Cash to. Buy
Wheat at Present High Prices, the?
Biggest Flouring Concern, hi the
World Is Turned Over to Receiver
Assets Fifteen Million Mont of
the Stock Owned by English Capi
Democrats See a Chance to Pose as
Mnrtyrs to Railroads, ax the Roads
Have Refused ' to Grant ' Special
Rates to the Notlf Untlon Ceremonies
Suy the Roads Show Prejudice to
Democrats Gontpers Not Advising
Any Man's Ytoe.. ' ' '. ' "...
Ladies Dainty Embroidered Front
White Lawn Waist $1.75
With pleated fronts, short sleeves,
lace edging on collar and cuffs. -
In -all colors and all styles, with fancy
and plain buckles, worth regularly
up to tl.SS; choice for ' 4e
i Special Values in Cotton BlanketsJust the Thing to
for Your Camping Trip. Each 75c.
SUIT CASES at attractive
prices. In all leather, mat
ting and waterproof Imi
tation leather; In large as
sortment; In prices from
115.00 down to ...... $2.50
MEN'S WORK SHIRTS, val
ues up to 75c, now ....45c
In light, dark, and medium
colors; special this week, at
Men's, boys and ladles' (Ae
Straw Hats, suitable for
Outing wear 85c
76c to 11 1 Straw aad Cloth
Hats, for, choice 43c
HUGE SMUGGLING SCHEME.
Thousands of Japs Ready to Enter the
States From Mexktui Border.
Galveston, Texas, Aug. 8. From
eight Japanese captured while at
tempting to cross the border from
Mexico details of a great smuggling
plot was learned by the Immigration
officers today. The Japs say there
are now 80,000 of their countrymen
In Mexico awaiting an opportunity to
enter the United States, and that an
organized band of smugglers Is work
lng on the border, running a tug from
a point about 100 miles north of Tarn
plco to Corpus Chrlstl and to Tcras,
Columbus, 0.,v Aug. 8. President
Samuel Gompers, , president of the
Amurlcan Federation of Labor, gave
out A statement today denying he will
try to throw the labor vote of this
He also denied the report that he Is
on his way to Chicago to see Bryan.
"I am not trying to dictate to any
man how be should vote and I am
not trying to throw the labor vote to
Bryan. I have Invitations to speak all
over the country. The only object of
these speeches will be to report to
the federation how I was received by
both parties at their respective con
ventions."" Martyrs to Railroads, ,
Falrvlew,' Aug. 8. Bryan leaders
are said to be pleased over the refusal
of tho railroads to give spechtl rates
for persons attending the notification
ceremonies next Wednesday. They
think the refusal will arouse sympathy
for the democrats on the score .of al
leged discrimination against the party
by railroads. , , .
Eugene Chafln of Chicago, prohibi
tion presidential candidate (uid the
Rev. W. L. Dawson of London, called
on Bryan today. -
Many Idle In Montana.
Billings, Mont., Aug. 8. George
Crosby, a promlaent Wfyomlng coal
operator, announced today that
the mines of northern Wyoming will
close on September 1. on account of
the Inability of the operators and
mine workers to reach an agreement
on the new wage scale. Seven thous
and men will be Idle, he snld. He de
clares there Is no hops -of reaching an
" Splendid Oilivgo Terminal.,
Chicago, Aug. 8. Officials of the;
Chicago ft Northwestern road. today
made public plans for one of the finest
railway terminals In the United States
when It Is completed. It will occupy
four city blocks, 18 acres of ground
space, on the west side, Just across the
river. - It will cost $20,000,000, and
will be completed by January 1, IS 10.
Mead Is an Eagle.
Belllngham, Aug. 8. Governor
Mead of .Washington, was Initiated as
a member of the Fraternal Order of
Eagles Ixst night.
BIG CONCERN FAILS. 1
Minneapolis," Minn., Aug. . A pe
tit Ion for receivership was made to
daf for tlie great PUlsbury-WaHhbnns
company, one of the largest flouring;
mills In the "world.' 'Ttwvcomrw -",
fk'ials appeared in court and present
ed their application. ; Tho failure cre
ated great HcnHatlon. .
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 8. Th ;
mills will not be closed; "A.' C. Lorlng.
C, Plllsbury and A. C. Cobb of this ...
city, have been appointed receivers un
dex a joint bond of a , half million.
Theywill hold ' meeting with . the
creditors . Monday! . The . application
which -was filed before Judge Purdy"
of the United States district court, wa
signed by ths Second National Bank
of St. Paul, the Northwestern National,
the Secqrity National, The Swedish
American National Bank of Minneap
olis, and John N. Plllsbury, a share
holder. Most of the stock Is held la
The receivership was forced on ther
company because of a lack of cash,
with which to buy wheat at the pres
ent high prices tn fulfill the export
contracts. Ths unsecured nubilities)
are .estimated at 15,001.000 and secur
ed $9,000,000. Assets are said to ag
gregate $ 15, 000. 000.
The company was capitalized at
$5,000,000 and operated five mills,
with an aggregate rapacity of 80,000)
barrels of flour daily.
The receivers announced this after
noon that they did not believe there ls
anything seriously wrong with the
big firm's affairs.
Slump In Wheat Market. ' t
Chicago, Aug. 28. The wheat mar
ket staggered today when the Pllls
bury receivership was announced In
the grain pit. The longs unloaded'
great quantities at once. May and
September wheat slumped padly.
cember wheat fell off one cent.
tember wheat went off nearly
To Renominate) Smith. - 1
Presrott, Ariz., Aug. 8. It Is proba
ble that the democratic territorial
convention here today will renominate
Mark Smlih, ths present incumbent,
as the candidate to ennfrreps front
Arizona. ' Eugene B. O'Neill has been
Smith's principal rival for the nomination.
! Jake a Little Soda
For Your Stomach's Sake
Boys Canvas Shoes. Leather S0I03 - 95c
Boys Ganvas Oxfords, Rubber Soles - 50c
Ladies White Duck Oxfords - - $1.29 up
Suffering from Paralysis.
The many friends of Nerl Ackles
will be pained to learn that he Is suf
fering from a stroke of paralysis and
that his condition Is thought to be
quite serious. The stroke Is not suf
ficient to make It Impossible for him
to be up and around, but serious
enough to keep him from work: He
la able to come to La Grande each day
for medical treatment.
Honor Father of Gymnastkw.
Philadelphia. Aug. 8.--Philadelphia
Turners today held a field day In cele
bration of the 130th anniversary ' of
the birth of Frederick Ludwlg Jahn.
the founder of modern gymnastics In
the darkest days of Germany, when
Napoleon held Europe In his grip,
Tlii j Advice Certainty Holds Good with Everyone
This Sort of Weather
. Soda served at our fountain is more than a
tasty thirst-quenching beverage. It is tonic and
refreshing and every glass a strengthener for
the stomach. .
Our Soda is absolutely pure, strengthening,"
reviving, refreshing and healthful. It "lands di
rect" on the "dry" 6pot and quenches thirst as
nothing else will, because we serve it at just the
;! rlILL'5 DRUQ JTOKE
LA GRANDE. OREGON
Jahn rams to ths conclusion that the