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uA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. 0RE30ZT,
' MONDAY JANUARY 31; 1909
MAY BE SOLD
CENTRAL RAILROAD OF OREGON
SAID TO BE PART OF THE 0.R-
&N. SYSTEM OF OlEiON
, , MANAGER ENGLAND NOW IN
PORTLAND ON BUSINESS.
Boad operating between Union Sta
tion and Cove said to hare been
sold to 0. K. A N, to be basis for
new mainline op Pyle canyon to
avoid steep hill and snow Puts
Union on mainline too.
Purchase of tbe Union Central
Railroad of Oregon, (operating be
tween Union station, Union and Cove
and Union and Hot Lake, and already
having rights of way for a major por
tion of the distance to Elgin, by the
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co.
Is freely rumored throughout Union
county today, and it Is thought the
purchase Is tie first step towards
acquiring an easy grade from Hot
Lake to Pyle Canyon, beyond Union,
where easy grade can be secured In
lieu of the steep Tellocaset Hill. Rob
ert England, manager of the Inde
pendent road is In Portland today,
and the Observer could not get into
communication with him, but the ru
mor is so widespread and comes from
so many source's that are creditable,
but not exactly authorative, that
some credence must be given It. The
purchase would be in line with for
mer announced policies of the road to
get a Pyle canyon climb up the Tel
It Is presumed that the purchase
Of the Independent road means that
Greatest of all
Trill Continues to be d hummer.
Store Crowded all day Saturday.
Tuesday will give to first 25 ladies en
tering our store IO yards best Ameri
can print for - - 25 cents
J7 few Rod Jiot Specials
One lot of children's coats, One lot of boy's school suit ,
good colors and sizes from 4 to good assortment to choose from
10 worth up to $6. on sale for a good value for $4. on sale for
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Mens ribbed underwear, all size Boys heavy fleece lined under
regular 40c seller on sale for wear, regular. 40c to 50c selling
Childrens 11. to f 1.23 sweaters One lot of pillow tops, good de
sizes 20 to 24, color red. gray. signs, regular 50c 10 75c sel
and white, on sale for 1" on sale for
I THE :F
the mainline will shift from its pres
ent course, to leave Hot Lake along
the grade already established to haul
beets over and connect with the Cove
road, running to Union. From Union
on, a new road would have to be
constructed and If the line Is built
up the Pyle canyon, a secluded spot
tree from drifts in the winter, a 30
foot bridge would let the mainline
back on Its original course at a point
Just below Telocaset.
The proposed Pyle canyon route
has been under discussion for some
time, but the purchase of the Cen
tral is. a new phase In the railroad
The rumor broke out Saturday and
has received augmentation by the ar
rival at Union today of Portland peo
ple who are close to the deal. It Is
expected that It will be offlclp" jr. an
nounced, or at least v?; ;' , jme
way, wltK-rfiifl, thvr '
Wb'ftf'to' stfSea' Btep has deep
slgnlflc'ce to the railroad compa
nies themselves, it has a far greater
Import to Union. ' That city would
become a mainline station rather than
a sidetrack town. 1
Estrada and administration forces met
by sections only
Blueflelds,. Jan. 31. Conflicting ru
mors arrived today from Provisional
headquarters near Acoyapa. Mena re
ports that several skirmishes were
fought and a number of -minor en
gagements have occurred, but the
main body of the troops have not yet
clashed. The Estrada forces, the re
port says, are advancing on the ad
ministration army, which fell back,
throwing out skirmishers. Skirmishes
are short and bloody. It is reported
that hundreds were killed.
A Bis; Hog.
M. C. Davis butchered a hog Mon
day that dressed 110 pounds. The
porker was nearly three years old
and weighed 510 pounds on foot At
the prevailing price of 8 l-2c per Vf
it was really worth" f 45, or more
than theaverage stock cow. Wallo
wa Sun. '
BE AND OTHERS CLAIM HERMANN
IS KNOWN AS AGOJD HONEST
CITIZEN OF OREGON
DENIAL OF GOVERNMENT
TESTIMONY IS ALSO MADE.
Benson, Crawford and Chief Justice
Moore among tbof, who take stand
for Binge r lies m a whta the de
fense opens its, case, at Portland to
day All testify that Hermann Is a
good man Much contradiction. .
Portland, Jan. 31. Bihger ijter
raahn established the fact that he Is
known as a man of good reputation
for honesty and Integrity by the tes
timony of Governor Benson, Chief
Justice P la- Moore, Attorney Gene
ral Crawford and some six other well
known Oregon citizens In the Her
mann trial this morning.
He then proceeded '.to. take a fall
out of ' Henry Meldrum's testimony,
given In behalf of the government, by
putting Charles Holstrum, also of
Salem, on the stand, who testified
that he had paid three visits to Mel
drum and at none of these had seen
either Mays or Meldurm in the office
This is In contradiction of the tes
timony of Meldrum.and L. H. .Pat
terson, who both said Holmstrum was
one of the men in the office the time
Hermann there had a talk with Mays
about the Blue Mountain reserve.
ARRESTED BECAUSE HE REFUS
ED TO LET COPS IN.
Attempt flying wedge on him but It
fa'Is Arrest follows.
Bellingham, Wash., Jan. 31. in
vestigation into the conduct of more
than a dozen policemen will result
from the arrest last night in a Bel
lingham theatre of Sam Berger, man
ager of the Jeffries-Gotch show, when
he refused to admit the officers into
the show free, and opposed them ef
fectually when they tried to form a
flying wedge and force their way Wn
to the show.
Sam Berger's big physique got in
front of the doorway when the po
licemen flatly refused to pay the ad
mission price. . Following a short
wordy squabble the manager was ar
rested while the show progressed
without his presence.
Only Girl Editor
Seattle, Jan. 31. Miss Helen Ross
aged 20, a Junior of the University
of Washington, is probably the only
woman managing editor of a daily
newspaper in the country, and today
temporarily became editor in chief
of the University Daily during the
illness of Ror D. Pinkerton. at his
Tacoma home. She has a staff or 33
students who are members of the
Department of Journalism under her
Sailing Vessel Lost
Lisbon, Jan. 31. The sailing vessel
Fortuna was wrecked of the Azores.
A crew of 15 was lost, according to
today's messages. Five escaped and
were picked an after drifting in a
small beat in the storm. Northern j necesbary either In summer or win-j
Portugal communication is disturbed ter. By cooling milk promptly and '
on account of the storm. A heavystoring It In a pure, clean milkhouse,
death list Is expected. the dairymen could deliver once a day
FOOD INSPECTOR CLAIMS MILK
SUPPLY HERE IS UP TO A HIGH
STANDARD CF BITTER FAT
MORE SAMTARY TO GIVE
ONE MILK DELIVERY DAILY
Germs and disease lurks In milk with
. animal heat uncooled Milk Inspec-
tor finds conditions Wougboutxthe
city fairly satisfactory Govern.
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Inspection for tuberculosis promt
ed next week here.
One delivery of milk, dally instead
of two and assurances ct government
tuberculin tests of all dairy herds
in and about La Grande, and several
other equally Important subjects are
treated at some length by Deputy
State Food and Dairy Inspector, Paul
V. Marls, In a signed article in the
Observer today. W"
The communication deals with the
dairy situation alone, but In an In
tervisw Mr. Maris stated f that after
a careful Inspection of all houses
dealing in foodstuffs he found fairly
good conditions existing. One meat
market was fined on two counts but
otherwise faults were trivial. Mr.
Marls left for Baker City thla morn
ing. His statement to the public
The test of milk obtained from the
different wagons on the morning of
my arrival before the dairymen learn
ed of my presence In town, indicates
that La Grande is receiving a rich
supply pf milk free from any adult
eration. The most Important infor
mat ion, however is contained under
the "score of dalryi" This represents
the sanitary rating of the conditions
surrounding the production of the
milk. The highest score given was
53 1-2 out of a possible 100 points.
This means that the dairy receiving
this score delivers milk from cows,
tuberculin tested, free from any ac
cumulation or filth, drawn from a
clean barn, by milkers wearing clean
clothes, poured and strained and bot
tled In a clean milkhouse. Tbe lower
score represent' the opposite condi
tions. There is at present a wide-
Hpreau public iutmcBt lu liw uuli-
ject of dairy sanitation, and It is
well for the public to become inform
ed upon the subject as if has a large
part in bringing about better condi
tions, as do dairymen and dairy In
spectors. Sanitary equipment means
Increased cost of production and the
public should temper Its demands for
pure milk by Its willingness to meet
the increased cost.
Complaint against the present cost
of milk is not uncommon, yet the
dust of feed is so abnormally high
that at the present prices of milk,
the dairymen well earn their meagre
profits. Sanitary milk houses, sta
bles well floored, well drained well
lighted and well ventilated means an
expenditure almost, and in some of
the cases, entirely beyond the reach
of the dairymen. While we are ask
ing these Improvements of the dai
rymen of La Grande, and have been
assured by some that they will be
made the citizens of La Grande should
prepare to do their part, and if nec
essary, meet a raise in the price of
milk without complaint.
One Delivery Daily
It Is now and has been the cus
tom of the local dairymen to deliver
their milk twice daily. This they
state is done to meet a public de
mand for fresh, warm milk. The
demand is unreasonable and the prac
i'ce is u'elpsf, expensive and tin
a better quality of milk than the)
now deliver twice a day without the
prompt cooling. The belief that the
presence of animal heat In the milk
Is an Indication of Its freshness and
purity, Is the result of a very mis
taken Idea. All unfavorable devel
opment in milk such at souring, the
absorption of odors, and germ growth
takes place with great rapidity wlilla
the milk Is warm and very slowly
when it Is cold. Milk produced un
der absolutely sanitary conditions,
and cooled promptly has been known
to keep pure and sweet for weeks,
without chemical preservatives, while
milk sealed up while still retaining
the animal heat, will often sour with
in a day. The dairies of Mr. Whotit
ier and Mr. Grout, are at present the
on'v "ones supplied with coolers a id
milkhouses. Both these dairies also
contemplate considerable improve
ments In their present equipment.
Mr. Grout's herd is the only tubercu
lin tested herd supplying; the city, A
reteBt of the herd will be made next
week by the government official.
While ftiere is no apparent evidence
of this disease among the herds of
the town, Its presence or absence can
only be fully determined by the tu
I trust that my visit will result In
higher scoring dairies, better paid
dairies and once-a-day delivery for
La Grande. t
The Various Tests
Name of dairyman, Fred King; No;
of cows, 10; test of milk. 4.2; score
of dairy, 32.75; milk retailed by Blue
Mountain Creamery Co.
- Name of dairyman, C. II. Gore; No.
of cows 14; test of milk, 5.1; score
of dairy, 21; milk retailed by C. II.
Name of dairyman, W. L. Wheat
ley; No. of cows, 44; test of milk.
3.9; score of dairy, 37.55;. milk re
tailed by W. L. Wheatley.
Name of dairyman, E. E. Grout;
No,, of cows, 38 ; test of milk, 4 ; score
of dairy, 53.55; milk retailed by E.
PAUL V. MARIS.
IS IN JAIL
WANTED FOR PERJURY FOR THE
Indictment grows out of the Haw ley.
Parker trials In Circuit Court.
To come face", to face with Sheriff
ChUders at Pendleton yeBterday and
to be arreBted on an, old charge of
perjury and to be brought here and
incarcerated, awaiting further dis
posal of the case, is the fate of Reu
ben Chandler, wanted for about one
year on the charge of perjury. The
Indictment grew out of the trial of
Hawley and Parker, charged with the
larceny of some meat from the Oliver
ranch. It Is said on authority suffi
cient to warrant an Indictment,' that
Chandler committed perjury In con
nection with the trial, and ft Is on
the warrant that he is now arrested.
The sheriff was visiting relatives in
Pendleton when he "ran Into" the
Born at Perry, Sunday, Jan. 30, to
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Splckelmire, a
Mrs. Zulwr Secnres Speedy Settle,
mrnt From Orecron Company.
Mrs. Zuber today secured a settle
ment In full for loss from a recent lire
In one of her cottages. The settle
ment was made one day leas than an
even three weeks from the time of
the fire, a fact that pleases her much
for it Is by far the quickest settle
ment that she has wcured during the
course of several fires.. The policy
was held In the Oreson Relief a con
cern during considerable business in
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TuGllSAXSS IN MUM ARE IN
CRITICAL DAMEJ Of STARVA
TION AND EPEUIHIC
GOVERNMENT HAS THE SIT.
CATION WELL IN HAND.
Unless threatening dangers material,
lie the government will be able to
re-establish ' many of the public
works within the coarse of a few
years The entire district la about
Paris still Inundated.
Paris, Jan. 31. The temperature at
noon Is 34 and the atmosphere mur
ky, but no clouds, and threatening
rain. Paris Is beginning to realize
that she . did , not Buffer alone. Bry
Sur Marne reports 2000 destitute and
suffering. Nearly every city and ham- "
let along the rivers of Eastern and
Southern France is In the same con
dition. Soldiers are guarding prop-'
erty, distributing food and using the
boats to rescue families from rooms.
In such suburbs as Alffortsvllle and
Gennevrilller8. Many refugees have
been without food for days and tb
sick and delirious. . Sidewalks on the
Rue St, Lazur and Qaumotln collap
sed today showing there is stilt much
danger from cavelns. Streets are be
ing reopened slowly and , it may be
Several days before anything like
normal conditions are renewed. Ma
ny families are living In upper s?J
ries of big stores making boat de
liveries. v , . .
The danger from disease has in- a
creased in several parts ot the city ;
today. , The government will probably V
supervise the disinfecting, fearing
that Individuals will fail to attend to
the matter properly, causing a pestl- -lence.
.- With 300,000 homeless In Paris sub
urbs and 300,000 unemployed and hun
dreds still emperiled by the floods,
and acute distress on every hand,
the government announced today, the
"situation well In' hand."
. This statement means simply that
the crisis from the flood Is past and
If everything goes well, and none of
the threatened damages materialize -in
the city, it is in a position to re
cover from the tefrible blow.
The Seine is receding slowly, but
only at a rate of one half Inch per
hour. ' v.
MAUI GET JOB
HAS BEEN TENDERED POSITION
ON BALLINGER COMMITTEE
Senator Paynter resigns and Cham
berlaln asked to tuke his place
Washington, Jan. 31. Senator Payn
ter has resigned as a member of the
Ballinger IveBtlgatlon committee. Sen
ator Money, chairman of the Demo
cratic caucus, has asked Chamberlain
to accept an appolntcment In his
Chamberlain Is considering and Is
to wire his answer today.
Fire Guts fit arch.
Kansas City, Jan. 31. Fire that or
iginated probably in the boiler room
almoRt totally destroyed the edifice
of the First Church o Christ Sci
entist. The property is valued at
u 1 1 .