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Uiwauti ISION COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH S, 1909.
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IRRIGATION PROMOTERS HAVE
liUtMST BACKING FROM HIM
Sugar King and Railroad - Builder!
Passed Through La Grande Is
Highly Elated Over Prospects In
This Valley for Irrigation Commit
nlty Interests Will Work Wonders
Ills Financial Backing Gives Im
pet as to Scheme.
Even a narrow interpretation of
David Eccles' statement last night as
lie was passing- through La Grande en
route to Hood River, where hev Is
building a railroad Into the timber
districts, will leave no room for doubt
ut that the bonds for' the Meadow
. Brook irrigation project will be speed
ily taken care of when 'the time comes.
To his lieutenants in this city Mr.
Eccles stated last evening that he was
jgenuinely pleased with the turn for
. the better that the irrigation matter
had taken. He pointed out how the
general. distribution of stock would
ihake the project a community affair
In which farmer and ' business man
alike would work for a common In
terest. "It is without a doubt the best
plan . to pursue," exclaimed the mil
lionaire and railroad builder.
Discusses Sugar Factory.
"On the strength of the splendid
outlook two weeks ago, I ordered the
CITY OF IVORY
NEW TERM BASED OX NEW '
COLOR SCHEME ADOPTED.
Seattle Exposition Will Not Be Glaring
White, But Tinted Slightly to Re
acnible Ivory. .'
Seattle, March 28. The exposition
will be known as the "Ivory City.". In
striking contrast to the blinding glare
of -pure whltebullding and ornamen
tal features of preceding expositions,
the fleattle fair will be softened to a
tint of old lvroy, Iwth deep cream
colors In shadows. This scheme will
be followed In alL buildings erected by
the exposition company, the only ex
ceptlon being the Washington and
FOOL POPULACE BY
ALIGHTING NEAR CITY,
While Great Crowds An alt Them at
Union Depot, Mrs. Emery and Her
Daughter Drop Off Train Across
River Spend Short Time In Port
land and Go North.
(Continued on Page 5.)
Portland, March 26. Helen Emery,
daughter of the California archdeacon,
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XOT EQUITABLE TO TAKE
ALL TARIFF OFF LUMBER.
Northwest Representatives in WmnIi-
lngton Point Out How Inequitable It
.Would Be to Allow Canadians to
Ship Lumber Into the , Norllnvest
Without Tartrr Seventy Per Cent
of Employes There Are Oriental, It
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-Washington, March 28. A' rough
and tumble fight was narrowly averted
on the floor of the house this after
noon when Fordney of Michigan, and
Byrd of Mississippi clashed over the
discussion of the proposed changes In
the lumber tariff, as they related to
the existence of lumber trusts. In
making his speech Fordney was irri
tated by questions about the lumber
trust and declared he would answer no
more. Byrd, who Is an Indian, de-
cclared the mill owned by Fordney in
Mississippi Is part of the trust
"You do not know a damned thing
about it," shouted Fordney. Byrd
took off his coat as he ran toward
Fordney, bent on a fierce struggle,
when members blocked the way. Ford
ney apologized, and Byrd returned to
Prior to this Byrd paced the open
space on the floor with clenched fist,
shaking his head, and apparently de-
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- V . . ---- " "V-- T T V T T" T T T V T T r r T . . . - J
Have the Choicest
Street Hats $2.50
Dress Hats $5.00
Our large sale on this season's
suits is convincing that we
have the line that pleases.
Neat Wool Novelty ' -
Suit - $12.50
Fancy Stripes 18.50
The Latest Solid Color
suits . - - 20.00
sohie of our very bestj
' suits 0 - :i - 25.00
JUVENILE AND YOUTH'S SUITS
If you are lookingfor spring suits for the
. boys you will find them
RUSH SURVEY OF
cm PIPE UIIE
COUNCIL WILL ORDER gUICK
v WORK ON THIS LINK
At Council Meeting Laxt Night It Was
Agreed to Call Wuter Committee To
gether, and lu Several Ways Coin
me nee Permanent Purvey of Pipe
Llnd Bond CoiiiHiny Pluclng Or
ders for Materials as Rapidly" as
Possible, Tliey Say.
At the special council meeting last
night, held for the purpose of dismiss
ing the status of the Beaver Creek
water plans, U was the Bense of the
ouncll that the permanent survey be
proceeded with, and In the very near
future Mayor Hall wfll call a meeting
of the water committee where, In all
probability Engineer Plcklcr will be
instructed to begin work at once.
Some have been alarmed because it
Is necexHary to hold another election
to vote on the charter, but the objec
tions of the bond buyers are merely
technical, and are based on the fact
that the charter as It now stands, was
not proposed by Initiative petition In
stead of by the council. The city will
Its at absolutely no expense for the
election, and the voters will have only
the trouble of going to the polls to
cast a ballot. . 1
Mr. Lowry, representative of . the
construction company, says that his
people will proceed as rapidly as pos
sible, placing contracts for material,
etc., and will have every bit of pre
liminary work finished by time . the
election Is over. The system will be
complete, and the people of La Oran'de
will bo using. Beaver creek water next
! BASEBALL MAGNATES IX
TOIIJJ OF SEATTLE LAW.
Dugdale and Charles Comlsky Arrest
ed for Keeping Late Hours In Wine
Hostelry, .. , , , -.". .
Seattle, March 26. -Charles Com la
ky, owner of the Chicago White Sox
ball players, John Agnew and John
Burns, prominent Chicago lawyers
D. E. Dugdale. president of the North
wpKtern Baseball league, and John T.
Ireland, manager of the Goldles sa
loon, were arrested early this morn
ing while enjoying a wine dinner.
Ireland was accused of violating the
I o clock closing law. Comlaky and
party were not booked. They left this
morning for Vancouver. , ;
DECOYED TO DIVE
SOUTHERN GRILS ANSWER
WIUTE SLAVE ADVERTISEME
Two Girls A turn er Advertisement From !
Seattle Hoping to Find Work, Wlien1
' Tliey Learn They Were Wanted for
Life of Shame Working Way Buck
CHECKS SENT TO
New line of up-to-date wash
goods. Saves you time and
75c to $2.00
NOTIONS AND FANCY GOODS
See our line of Rushing, Nets,
Veiling, Belts, Bags, Gombs
an i small articles.
The Girls! The Girls! They must be
Good Wool suits - $2.50 j dressed 'We haye the
Double Breast !
Knicker pants $3.50 !
Long Pants suits - 4.50 j great street sults- A,so
- 6.50 !
Also a gcod line of cordu
a fine line of Waist suits.
Drop in and inspect them
OXE HUNDRED THOUSAND TO
BE DISTRIBUTED APRIL 15.
Uecher Xlediier Will Send of
15 Per Cent Dividend Checks to
WHslihigton Tomorrotv Ijirge Per
centage of" Money to Remain In
Forty-five per cent dividend ehei:kn
are' hurrying toward Washington to he
recalculated, signed and made as good
as gold by the comptroller of the cur
rency to depositors in the Farmers &
Traders' National bank. Receiver
Nledner has figured out the pro rata
amounts, made out the checks, and Is
Rending them In to Washington. The
liiHt batch will go In tomorrow, It is
With natural course Of events deal
ing with the return of the checks, they
should be here early In April, by the
Distribution of $100,001).
On such a time as the cheeks may
return, in the neighborhood of $100,
000 will be distributed in La Grande
and adjacent territory. But little of
that sum will go out of the county, as
a large portion of the depositors are
Union county residents.
WAllace, March 26. Elsie Lofgren,
aged i9, of ,'r":umseh, Okla., and Mar-giu-et
Kelly, . .d 23, of Wichita, Kas.,
were decoyed to Seattle on promise of
good positions and arrived today In
Wallace on the blind baggage In a piti
able condition, covered with coal dust
and attired. In grim, soiled clothes,
vyhun they reached Seattle they learn
ed tSey. wn'o' expected to enter a. life
of shame. They answered ' advrtlse
ments, given a ticket with the under
standing to remit the amount paid for
it when the started to work In Heat-!
tie. The girls are now working their
way hack home. They are waitresses.
Advice has been sent out warning
all girls not to go to Seattle.
SCRIBER AT OIICE
TRIAL WILL COME OFF : '
EARLY THIS SUMMER.
Scrlber Was Clowely Watching Return
of Indlctmenl--Attorney Will No
Discuss Probable Nature of the Plea
to Be Made by Kerilwr , Soiurtimv
Within a Week Twenty-Tim
Counts Were Returned Under Four
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Portland, March 28. J. W. Scrlber
will be arralgued within a week audi
given a chance to plead to the Indict.
nients returned against him a few
days ago by the federal grand Jury,
His trial will be held some time la the
early summer, It Is thought. ' Locally
no Information as to how the banker
will plead, can be gained.
J. W. Scrlber was awaiting the report
of the grand Jury for some time before
It was actually filed two evenings ago
by the federal grand Jury, when 23
counts In four Indictments were re
turned against the former La Grande
banker. Mr. Scrlber and his attorney
were both staying close to the federal
offices prior to the time the report
was actually filed.
Guy E. McCully, who spent several
days with District Attorney McCourt,
stated today on his return that ho had
conversed with Scriber's attorney after
the filing was made, but that the at
torney would say nothing as to future
plans, y- ;
The Indictments are practically as '
had been expected. ' They charge Scrl
ber with making false affidavits,
making false entries, feloniously tak
ing money from the bank, and forgery.-
Kertnlt Koobcvclt Seasick.
Now . York, March 25. A wireless
today says: "Kermlt Roosevelt is sea
sick, but the father Is unaffected by
the seas, Last night Roosevelt ate at
the captain's table. He was. the only
one not attired In evening dress at
dinner. ' , ', -
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GRAFTER IX JAIL.
Utrt Angclf), Commencing to Cienn Up
Lis Angeles. March Accused of
atlempting to bill." x.lward J. Flem
ing, former cliy prosecutor to drop
the eampnlgn au'ilnst vice In the re
stricted district of Los Angeles on
September 1, 1807. Samuel Schenck,
a police commiHsloner under former
Mayor Harper, Is In Jatl. He was In
dicted last night. He was unable to
get $5000 bonds and remained in jail
all night. -
Pendleton, March 26. The Jury
holding an Inquest over the remains of
E. V. Hedberg, which wre found near
Hermlston, today returned a verdict
saying death was caused by exposure
The old man disappeared August 1
from the train on which he was com
ing here to visit relatives. His skull
was found recently, and the other day
his effects, containing a draft for II,
600 was discovered, lndlcaitng he was '
not killed by robbers.
This has left the authorities with
out any tangible crew as to how the
man was found so far from the sta
tion. The discovery of the skull and
personal effects was made several
miles Inland on the desert.
Prescriptions brought to us are never lost or
destroyed. If you have ever had a prescription
filled here, no matter how long ago, we can pre
pare the same remedy for you again.
BRING THE! NUMBER
Upon the label of each bottle or package con
taining a prescription we place a number. Keep
this number, we will always preserve the original
re;ire. All the prescriptions that we have ever .
compounded are carefully filled, and by help of the
number. we can refer to any of them instantly.
Our method of filing, like everything else about our
prescription department, is perf.ct
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREGON .
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