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LA GRANDE UNION COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 10.
MEADOW BUOOK IRRIGATION
PROJECT AX ASSURED FACT.
In Two Weeks Tiino All Present Sub
' scrlbcr Will Bo Called to La Grande
to Perfect Organization Meeting at
' Aliccl In the Interim Project Will
Go Along Some Line, Fcrliaps 15,.
000 Acres, Unless Sandridge Comes
More encouraging than anything yet
announced since the Meadow Croek
project was launched several months
go, is the decision of 'the board of
managers of the Commercial club that
all subscribers to water under the pro
ject will be called together In two
weeks to perfect a permanent organi
sationthe size and nature of which
Is yet undecided.. But organization
and Irrigation along some dimensions
This meeting of subscribers, which
represents in the aggregate, between
14,000 and 16,000 acres of land on' the
La Grande side of the valley, will be
called, If possible, two weeks from
tomorrow in this city. Permanency
Is the keynote of the meeting.. Those
who have taken water rights will pro
teed to form an Incorporation, start
the project and commence to realize
accruing benefits as soon as possible.
Meeting) In Interim.
But before the meeting is t'eld
here, the J recently ' Announced mass
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What lady is there
does not want a
I waist. Call and
La Grande, Oregon
Jury Say Did Not Injure the Buy in
Salem, Feb. 26. Word was received
here that J. R. Clarke, principal of
the school at Scotts Mills, O-e... who
was driven from the town by an Irtle
mother who accused Clarke of beating
her child, was exonerated by a Jury In
Sllverton. Physicians testified the boy
was uninjured by the professor. Tho
school directors and public sentiment
are on the principal's side. ;
YET STAY II
NEW TURX OF EVENTS BY
t IRRIGATION STATUS.
Armed With Assurance of Water for
Big Area Where Beets Are Grown, Mr.
Braimrcll May Be Able to Have Ec
clcs Change Hist Mind Telegrams
Sent to Bramwell, Which Will Be
Potent Force In the Efforts to
Epoch-marking events that have
vastly Important bearings on the fu
ture industrial history of Union coun
ty, have played tag In La Grande since
last night Last night F. S. Bramwell
received an urgent invitation from Da
vid Kccles to meet him in Ogden Sun
day morning. Matters of pressing im
portance are to be taken into confer
ence at that time, but the one which
perhaps Interests La Grande and Union
county most Is the final action to be
taken on the matter of retaining or
'removing the sugar factory from this
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Just recieved by express
fiCkTUIlM I AT.
W i in nil ,
You are wanting these gowns
for the season's social functions
In the daintiest Laces, Embrod-
tries in sheet material.
MENT LEAGUE CONVENES.
Bols Filled With Boosters Who Talk
State Built Road From Boise, to Coo
Bay Monitor Meeting lu Boise To
night to Hear Prominent Sneakers
Discuss the New Road Iduho Leg
islature to Be Asked to Provide for
New Road Scheme.
Boise, Feb. J. "A railroad from
Boise, Idaho, to Coos Bay, Oregon,"
was the slogan at the meeting of the
Oregon-Idaho Development congress.
which convened here today for a two-
days session. The Idaho legislature,
now In session, will be petitioned to
make provision for the creation of
railroad districts, for the purpose of
voting bonds. An effort will also be
made to have an amendment to the
constitution, making such a provision,
submitted to the people at the next
general election in Idaho and, Oregon.
A big public meeting takes place
tonight. Prominent men from both
states will speak.
Col. C. E. S. Wood of Portland, who
represents the largest owner of land
In the state of Oregon, and who has
been one of the pioneers of the move
ment toward state aided railroads, will
address the meeting tonight Colonel
Wood is one of the foremost lawyers
of the northwest and is a remarkably
able and eloquent talker. It Is several
years since he first suggested that the
people build their own railroads and
the Oregon-Idaho congress is largely
aYesuIt of his work. He Is thoroughly
acquainted with the history- of state
aided railroads and can give facts as
to the results accomplished by this In
other states. He took a prominent
part in the work In Oregon which re
sulted In the passage by the Oregon
legislature of an amendment to the
constitution of that state enabling the
people to vote bonds for railroads.
C. C .Chapman was associate editor
of the Chicago Daily News for a great
many years and has been engaged ex
clusively in publicity work In the
northwest since 1906, and will also
take part tonight. He Inaugurated '
iiie puuiiciiy system uscii by me wpo-,
kane Chamber of Commerce which is
acknowledged to be one of the most
successful methods followed by any
commercial organization In communi
ty advertising. He is an expert on
publicity work and the value of adver
tising, Is one of the most prominent
men In the Portland Commercial club
and has been associated with Tom
Richardson, manager of' that club. In
a non-official way since his advent In
Delegates from Oregon, principally
the eastern half, commenced to arrive
In Boise last evening, and this morn
ing's train brought scores from south
MOTHER AND CHILDREN
flurned Willi the Home Living Alone
Since HiislMtnd Pied.
Bakersfield. Cat, Feb. 26. -Mrs. M.
W. Beekman, a widow, and four chil
dren, were burned to death early to
day in a firo which destroyed their
home, seven miles from here. The
mother arid children were asleep when
the fire started. Tliey had b;en liv
ing alone on the f;irm since her hus
band died. The origin of the fire is
unknown. The bodies have not been
Salem. Feb. 26. Without making a
statement '". T. Tlmmons. th wife
murderer, was hanged here tod.iy at
12:30.' Weighing only 140 pounds, his
neck was not broken by the fall. It
v.is a ghastly Mght w hlch followed
the opening of a healed wound on his
BREAD. MAY SO.UL
Seattle Rakers Think of Inrrea.slitg the
lYire-of Staple Fttud.
Seattle, Feb.. 26. The question of
raising the price of bread', in this city
la being discussed today. ; At a meet
ing of the Master Bakers association
tomorrow night, the advisability of
taking such a- course will be ' deter
mined. . Several favor boosting the
price of 25 loaves to It. One dollar
now buys 26 loaves.
Remains in existence;
House at Washington Remains In Se.
ion Until 3 O'clock This Morning
Struggling With Sundry Appropjia
Uons Bill May Expunge Speech
Washington, Feb. 26. The demo
cratic filibuster against the provisions
of the sundry appropriations bill last
night ended at 1 o'clock this morn
ing. Representative Tawney announc
ed that as. punishment for the attack
the house would not adjourn until 3
o'clock. ,- Adjournment was finally
taken at 3:30 this morning. The bill
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Chief In Interest In the constitution
a reported are:
An executive committee of five
two student and three faculty niem-lx-rw
will eoiiMtitutei court of appeals
and control entire coiifercwc. Presi
dent and secretary to he students, and
other ., three, fuculty members. Tills
rule permanently adopted.
Age limit at SI yearn. Strenuously
objected to' by delegates from second
ary schools. Will he amended, proba
bly lo reatl m nrst-cluHs wiuans oiuy.
Ineligible when once entered In
higher school. (Minority report) and
will I Hi amended. i
Kuch school to stand pro rata ap
portionment of expenses Incurred.
orensie conies! come under athletic
EntraiK'e dates October 15 and Feb-j
Alhlclic career limited to four years.
' Drawn together by bonds of confer
ence government, high school athletics
of eastern Oregon pre as near perfec
tion tonight as they well could be. The
initial eastern Oregon athletic confer
ence has been held and the results In
tended for It were secured with less
effort and greater success thin the
promoters had dared hope for. Here
after1 nil athletic contests will be be
tween boys that are bona fide stu
dents, and conducted aloiiR business
lines, and bound to be incentives to
clean, healthy contests.
For the first time in history an or
ganization of real worth Is now per
fected In this section of the state.
College sports are no more perfectly
anil closely guarded or cemented to
gether than are the schools of eastern
tn attendance, the conference was
HANGED IT" SALEM
neck, as for 1.1 minutes later breath
came and wnel through the gap.
Twenty-six minutes later physicians
pronounced him dead.
The murder for which Tlmmons was
hanged was a cruel one. He cut his
wife's throat while she lay In bed
beside him and then attempted suklde.
DESKRT RIDER FINDS HEAD OF
What la Believed tu Be Solutlou of Recent Mystery, Discovered Near Fen
dlctou Last Night Hedberg Lrit Tralu Last Fall to Secure Cub of Cof
fee and Was Never Seen Aftrrwardrt All Evidence ' Points to Murder
Pendleton. Feb.26. J. M. Scarbor
ough, a merchant of Hermlston, while
driving across the Umatilla irrigation
project last night, discovered ft man's
head lying on the ground near Uma
tilla 'Butte, two miles north of. Her
mlston. TW examination of the head
leads to the belief that It is V. H. Hed
berg, of Cumberland, Wis., who on
August 6 last, disappeared. It was
supposed Hedberg met with foul play,
as his relatives found no trace of his
whereabouts. The body was found
where It had been ' dragged Into the
sagebrush. It is believed the man
was murdered for his money.
Last summer G. H. Hedberg, a
HERE MONDAY NIGHT.
Tom llk-hardson Will Address Ctllwim
In Opera House,
Tom Richardson, who hus done
more, for Portland while nt. Its heal
as publicity man, than Any fiber man
in the metropolis, and while he has
been upbuilding P-v'Iand he lias great
beyond criticism. Not only were more
here than had ben planned, but they
were here early, permitting prompt
convention. The morning session was
held at the Commercial club rooms
and to all appearances there will be
little if anything' to do tomorrow
Bragg TeniMirary Chairman.
When the delegates had assembled
at the Commercial club rooms, tempo
rary organization was effected by the
election of E. E. Bragg, La Grande, as
chairman, and G. M. Mlckelson, La
Grande, as secretary. To facilitate
matters, credentials were handled In
a committee of the whole, the follow
ing being seated:
Pendleton Prof. J. H. Landers,"
Cress Sturgis and Harold Warner. . j
La Grande Prof. G. M. Mlckelson,;
Joe Ingle, Joe Williamson. i
Ontario E. B. Conklln, and proxies,
for two. k
Vale Three proxies In hands of E. '
Nature and a complexion brush can undo most of
the havoc that time and weather works. Nature re
news a complexion when you take pains to. stimulate
the circulation and to brush out the worn out tissues.
These brushes do make good complexions and sooner
or later you will use one. We make it easier for you
to use one now. Our prices are very lo and we
carry the sort of brushes tnat have recieved the
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREGON
MISSING MAX "
LAST NIGHT AND BODY NEARBY.
nephew of the supposed dead man re
ferred to above, , was in thla city. Ik
seems that his uncle had left Cum
berland, Wis., en route- to Ashland,
Ore- and got off of the train at Uma
tilla, to get a cup of coffee and the
train pulled out leaving him. Since
that time nothing has been heard
from him, notwithstanding the fact
that his relative made diligent search.
The lost man was 63 years of age and
carried checks la his pocket to the
value of about $1000. Hermlston Is
about eight miles from Umatilla, and
It la altogether probable that the body
found will prove to be Hedberg and
that he was decoyed Into the sagebrush
south of Umatilla and murdered.
ly assisted In the upbuilding of the en
tire state, will be in La Grande Mon
day and has been Invited to addres
our citizens In the evening at the op
era house. ' Enough said, No one can
afford to miss hearing Tom Richard
son. He will probably tell us how
things are accomplished in other com
munities. Remember the man and
the time and place.
B. Conklln, honored. . , .;
Elgin Proxies In hands of G. M.
Baker City Prof. Churchill, Geo.
Jett and Elmer Hall.
Cove Prof. Roy Conklln and prox
ies for two.
Enterprise Ernest French and
proxies for two. ,
With these delegates seated and
proxies honored, the temporary or
ganization commenced to wane. How
ever, before actual adjournment, one
of the new features of the conference
became evident when Mr. Conklln of
Ontario Introduced a resolution that
forensic features be classed under the
same head as athletics. No final ac
tion was taken, the matter being left
to the disposition by the constitution
and by-laws committee, moved ap
pointed. - ' .
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