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LA GRANDE, UXION COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY , t0.
DISASTROUS WRECK Oil THE
DENVER ID RIO CHIDE LINE
THE DEATH LIST WILL REACH TWENTY-FIVE
IS LOWEST ESTI5LVTE AT SCENE OF W RECK.
Denver & Rio Grande Passenger Train Crashes Into Rw of Freight That
Hud Not Cleared the Main Line -Conductor of tlto Freight Train to
Blame Both Engineers Killed Every Occupant of Clialr Car Killed or
Injured Hard to Get at the Wreck on Account of CUff and Precipice
Injured List Is Thought to Be About Thirty-Five Hold Bodies In the
Wreckage Until Investigation. . ,
Glenwood Springs. Col., Jan. 16. leaving Dotsero before the passenger
It Is believed the dead In the wreck
age resulting from the collision of a
passenger and freight on the Denver
& Rio Grande road last night two
miles from here, will reach 25 to 60.
Thirty are supposed to be burled In
Among the known dead are:
EDWARD GOODING, Omaha,
ARTHUR WILLIAMS AND WIFR, had 10 minutes to spare,
MRS. L. EZELL, WlUlston. S. D.
had passed. It ran onto a siding some
distance away, but the end failed to
clear the main track. Not a single
person In the chair car is thought to
have escaped death or Injury.
Looked at Watch Wrong.
A message received here says the
wreck was due to a mistake by En
gineer Gus Olsen of the freight train.
In looking at his watch he thought he
He made a
dash by Dotsero, where he should
have waited tor the passenger, for a
6IGMUND OLSEN, engineer of the siding down the track. He rounded
' the curve and was Just running on the
first freight engine.
GUS OLi "SN, passenger engineer, j siding when the passenger thundered
The freight was a double header, f along and crashed Into the freight.
Kt Cftalr Car Cut In Two.
The first news of the wreck was re
ceived here by the crew of the passen
ger Immediately following the ill
fated train here. The chair car was
cut in two. The tourist car was tele
scoped and part of the freight wreck
ed. The scene is hard to reach because
one side Is a canyon and the other
aide a steep precipice. Late reports
reaching headquarters of the railroad
at Denver says the death list will ex
ceed 25. It Is stated 20 bodies were
recovered. Thirty-five are known to
be Injured. '
Bring Bodies to Glenwood Springs.
Eighteen dead and 20 Injured have
been brought here.
The responsibility for the wreck has
not been fixed. It Is reported the
freight crew disobeyed orders by
Hold Bodies for Investigation,
The bodies were not taken to Glen
wood Springs as first reported, as the
coroner will not permit them to leave
the scene until after an investigation.
Death List May Be Enormous.
Survivors are arriving at Glenwood
Springs today and say that as many
as 80 may be dead in the wreckage.
Owing to conflicting reports it !s Im
possible to get an accurate number of
the dead. Some reports say the d'jd
will not exceed 25.
On account of the extreme latenes
of No. 6 this morning the Joseph trin
did not wait for It as It usually does
on Saturday. Therefore. Joseph and
Wallowa "points will not get Portland
mall accumulating there since Thurs
day morning, until Monday.
4 ' Hains to Write Book.
New Tork, Jan. H. Thorn- 4
ton Haines, who was acquitted 4
yesterday on a charge of par- 4
ticlpatlng In the murder of Wll-
llam Annls, stated today he will
write a book, entitled. "The Vn- 4
written Law." He will remain 4
4 here a few days, and then go to
Washington to get his daughter. 4
and will then reside at Bay 4
GRUESOME MCRDEH DONE IN
BALTIMORE LAST NIGHT.
Woman Aged 81 Years, Horribly Mu
tilated In the Cellar of Her Home
Blood-Covered Ax Found Near Bod)
Daughter Arrested, Accused of tin
Crime Site, In Turn, Places Guilt or
Son. of the Victim He Denies Al
Knowledge I Crime.
.Baltimore, Jan. 16. --The mutilatei
mody of Sophie Goufal, aged $1, was
found today In the cellar of her home
Near her was an ax -covered wltl
The skull had been split open, ant
the lower limbs chopped to pieces.
Sophie Baits, the Woman's daugh
ter, has been arrested suspected o;
committing the crime. He says tha
accuses her brother, John Goufal, o;
committing the crme. HV says tha
when he went home to see (its mothet
Is'l't night, he was refused'admlsslor
by his sister. He also said that when
he was finally admitted, the slstei
shouted, "You killed mother." Th
son denies all knowledge of the mur
Uncover Americans' Bodies. 4
Washington, Jan. 16. The v
4 bureau of navigation today re- 4
eelved a message from Admiral 4
Sperry, telling of the recovery of 4
bodies of the American Consul
4 Cheney and wife, In the ruins of 4
4- tha legation on January 15. The 4
4 hospital ship Culgoa will bring 4
4 them to Naples today. A ship- 4
4 tnent home Is being arranged 4
4 for, says ;the dispatch. 4
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Our January Sate is drawing to a dose. We are mak
ing Special Heavy reductions cn the remaining winter
goods. Here are a few of the bargains gathered from each
HELENA POLICE UNABLE
TO SOLVE MYSTERY.
Prominent Mining Man of Montana
and One Time. President of the
Union, Killed In Rome Mysterious
Manner Last Night Found Uncon
scious and Died When Taken to the
Hospital Was Responding to Let
ter Supposedly From Hospital.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 18. The Heie
na police are today working on a bat
fling murder mystery Early this
morning John Hancock, a well known
mining man and former president o
the Miners' union, was found uncon
jclous In the front yard of St. John'
Catholic hospital. Last night re re
:olved a note purporting to be from
the secretary of the Minors' union
stating he , was In the hospital ar.'l
wanted to see Hancock.
Hancock lived but a few minutes
ifter being taken to thi hospital.
CENTRAL CALIFORNfA MENACED
DY FLOODS AND DELTK SHOWS
MANY TOWNS ARE ALREADY INUNDATED OH
, MAROONED BY RAPIDLY RISING FLOOD WATERS.
Street Car and Railway Service tn City of Sacramento Crippled and at a
Standstill City l Safe a Long as Levees Withstand the Heavy Flood
That Surged Through the Hlver Ainerhun River nixing Rapidly, Al
most Touching the Danger Point More Rain Predicted IUUlroed Track
Washed Away Damage In Sacramento Valley Has Already Reached
Thousands of Dollars, Say Reports.
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 16. A severe
rainstorm, augmented by melting snow
In the mountains. Is creating havoc In
central California today. Hundreds
of bridges are washed out and roads
are destroyed. Portervllle, Biggs and
many other towns are Inundated or
More Rain Predicted.
Two hundred feet of railroad track
at the summit of the Sierra mountains
are washed away. Weather bureau
forecasts more rain.
Sacramento Surfers Heavily,
In Sacramento electric service, rail
road systems are utterly demoralized.
The damage throughout the Sacramen
to valley will total many thousands of
dollars.. This city Is safe If the levees
can withstand the terrible strain oC
the floods. Great volumes of water
are sweeping through the levees. Tha
American river Is gradually rising to
ward the danger point.
Willamette on Rampage,
Albany, Ore., Jan. 1. The Willam
ette river In this city has risen seven .
feet in the past 12 hours, and nor
stands IS feet above low water.
Danger at Salem.
Salem, Jan. 16. The Willamette
has risen over seven feet In the past
10 hours, reaching the 12 foot stage at
t o'clock this morning.
Child Dies. ,
Claud Ohllders received a telegram
this morning announcing the death of
'Is nephew, Terry Glenn, the 2-year
)ld son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Glenn
,vho now reside In Woodland, a smai
place near Portland. The remains
cached this city this afternoon and
wore taken to Summervillo, where In
L-rment will take place. .
Closing out at HALF price.
Ladles' Hats, riming out at
LESS THAN ONE-HALF prlco.
Indies' Skirts at a GREAT
Do yon need a Suit? This Is
the time. A larjri i ssortmeut it
, At Junkey Irlces.
$5.00 Shoes, sale' .$3.43
$3.50 Shoes, sale $2.88
$3.00 Shoes, sale .$1.98
Line Shoes . . . .$1.39
Wool Hoods ... . .28
Wool Toques 29c
Wool Gloves . . . .19c
Wool Scarfs ...S8
Outing Skirts ..38c
MInmh' Coata ILLF
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A New Line to Select From.
$1.50 .Waists at ...
$2.50 Waists at $l.lj
18.50 assorted Wool Wralsts at
$7.60 assorted Silk Waists at
WHAT MEW WANT
Home made wool Sox. ., . . .43c
Good quality Night Shirts.. 89
Heavy work Shirts 8&
Warm Mitts 22(
Winter Caps 29i
Wool Underwear 89i
SEE OUR REMNANT DEPARTMENT
It writ save you money
Wool Hose lc
Wool Gloves 2c
Wool Underskirts $115
$1.00 Wool Scarfs 38c
Large ten quarter
TE EI STORE
Men's Rubbers 50c
Boys' Rubbers, Rooledge ..49c
Special prk-es on
ROYALTY TO COME.
King and Queen of Italy to Personull)
Thank the Americans.
rtome, ' Jan. 16. King Emmanuel
ind Queen Margherlta may visit the
oeople of that county for relief to the
earthquake sufferers. They are seri
ously discussing such a step.
Mental Hearing for Thaw.
Nyack, N. Y., Jan. 16. Justice Tom
kins, of the supreme court, decided
today that Harry Thaw will have a
trial to determine his mental condi
tion. The date of the hearing is not
given. Justice Tomklns declared Thaw
is entitled to a mental test.
MEADE ISSUES PROCLAMATION.
WhiiIs Washington to Observe Lincoln
Olympia, Jan. 16. Governor Mead
today Issued a proclamation calling for
a genera! observance of the centennial
of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, pro
claiming Friday, February 12, 1909, to
be appropriately observed throughout
i Mead suggests the people, generally
gather at their usual places of assem
blage and do" honor to the memory of
one whose life was gentle, and . the
elements so mired In him that nature
might stand up and say to all the
world, "This was a man."
Scenic patrons are more than satis
fled this week with the. splendid work
of H. SelU, the German party leader.
Last night he put on a new turn which
acllpsod anything he had before at
tempted here. His work is fresh and
shows an artists' finish. The other
team, Fletcher and La Pierre, are do
ing some exceptionally clever stage
business. Last night they favored the
audience with some new hits three
baggers right from - headquarters.
The picture are refreshingly new and
Interesting in the extreme. If you did
not go last night you should attend
this evening and you are sure to' be
was delayed In opening today until
1:30 this afternoon to permit the mem
bers to attend the wedding at noon of -Miss
Lena Hemenway, daughter of the
Indiana senator, to A. 'Bennett Gates
of Indianapolis, at the New WlUard
Senators at Wedding.
Washington, Jan. 16. The senate
PROBE TEDDY'S CHARGE.
Grand Jury Looking Into Charges
- Agalni Editor Politicly
Washington, Jan. 18. Formal ac
tion looking to a thorough Investiga
tion of the charges made by Presi
dent Roosevelt that . a' certain New
York paper libeled him In the. alleswd
Panama canal exposure, was startedT
by a grand jury today. The two news
paper men who supposed to have writ
ten tho stories were summoned to testify.
TROUGH THA N FROM PORTLAND
ARRIVES HERE AFTER 38 HOURS
The first through train from Port
land since 2 o'clock a. m. Friday, a
PTl-Jd cf IS hours. -rrlvcJ : L
Grande this afternoon at 4 o'clock,
via the North Bank road. A stub
train from The Dalles reached this
Ity at midnight last night. With the
u-rlval of this train, congested as it
was with baggage, passengers and mall
omes temporary relief to the traffic
In the Columbia river district. It Is
believed that all trouble with snow-
alldes of a serious nature at least, has
tided and tiafle will resume cus-
oinary regularity soon. Further evl-,
jdence of the fact thaC the" trouble at
I The Dalles Is about over Is noticed lrr
uic wet limi isu, i, tn westbound
which passed La Grande at 11 o'clock
this morning, wag sent over the O. R.
& N. to Portland, Instead of taking
the North Bank route as the two last--trains
from tho east have done.
In Two Sections.
No. 6 arrived this afternoon In two
sections. V.'lth great stacks of mall In
each section, the local postofflce made
up for somes of the time that the
clerks have been Idle during the crip
pled traffic period.
You Needn't Have Chaps
4 Cliamberhiin I Nufc. 4
4 Salem, Jan. 16. U. E. L Be- 4
4 dllllon of Bandon. who was re- 4
4 ported ill tit San Francluro, r- 4
4 rived here today. He is a Cham- 4
Z berlaln supporter and his pres- 4
4 ence completes Chamberlain's 4
4 full strength of 52 votes In the 4
4 Joint assembly. 4
You can get along without Newlin's Culem Cure
Cream, but you will not after you have once
tried it. It Is a lotion that makes chapped or
roughened skin unnecessary. Cures Chaps in one
night. Soothes and refreshes from the moment
it is applied. Daintily perfumed; no grease or
orstickness, as it is almost tnsrantly obsorbed.
Your money back if Ifce lothn fails to phase.
AEWLW DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREGON
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