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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE.,
SATURDAY, APRIL 17r 1909.
t Ol K IHOIWSD ABE
si'BSCRIBED IN SHORT TIME
4 uiufiiiTcIal club Holds BiiKlnesf Si's
tdon at Mac O'Clnrk Tills Morning
All Bntiluess Houses to be Deeo-j-atcd
In Gula Attire For Two Weeks
Considerable Money Subscribed
For Irrigation Todujr Plan IHncus.
President Collier and Publicity Man
ager F. B. Currey, of the Commercial
lub, got together this morning very
arly-that ia to Bay, at 8 o'clock. With
in a ' few minutes of their meeting
-every merchant in the city was cal?ed
over the phone and told very gently
but firmly that his presence was re
quired at the club rooms at 8:30 sljarp.
They were there, 25 of them. Mr. Col
lier made a short talk. When he Whs
through, every one of these business
men had guaranteed $10.00 toward de
fraying the expense of iluminating tne
streets during the sessions of the Oregon-Idaho
which will convene here on the 27th,
and during the week of, the carnival.
Walter Pierce, for the Grand Ronde
Electric company, will furnish the
juice free, and the only expense the
merc hants will be called upon to bear
will be that Incident to wiring and
putting the globes in position. The il
lumination will extend on Depot street
from Jefferson avenue to the Elk's
club, and on Adams from Chestnut to
Kir. The stores on Adam avenue will
he decorated and will remain so until
.after the carnival. Other plans for the
entertainment of the city's guests are
rapidly taking shape, and will be com
pleted in a few days. 1
(Continued on page 6.j
for your spring or summer suit, when you
can buy the newest garments from us for
less money. Elegant Patterns, Faultless
Tailoring Unequaled Values. A large
array of patterns and styles to choose
SA.N FRANCISCO. April 17. Ruins
of the St George tenement house fire
were searched today for John Burrl
and Jerome O'Hara the only two In
mates unaccounted for. This will
makes a total dead of eight, as the
result of yesterday's holocaust.
IIARVARD-COI.IMBIA It At K.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17. The
two-mile race between he Harvard
and Columbia crews on the Charles
river basin Is on today. This race
with Columbia will be followed in
May by the annual race with Cor
nell on Lake Cayuga. The new Lon
don races come later In June.
OKLAHOMA STARTS RACING.
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 17.-Ok-lahoma
has stepped Into the breach
and a race meeting started at Law
ton today and will continue to the
27th. When thiB ends meetings will
folow in seven other cities.
TAFT TO VISIT
PUIS JUNKET NORTH IP HE
COMES TO PACIFIC COAST
WASHINGTON, April 17. Taft will
visit Alaska If he comes to the Pacific
coast this Summer, according to an
nouncement made at the white house
today. According to present plans he
will leave Washington' about August
1. and tour the coast from AlasU to
Southern California. He will spend
June and July at his Summer "Capi
tol" at Beaverly, Mass.
The trip will proably cost an even
$100,000 and it Is stated he may not
take the trip if congress falls to pass
an appropriation of $25,000.
HowDoes $15 Look to You
for a suit that you must pay $25 for in
Why not Save That Extra $W.0Q?
We have spring suits from $10 to $25
' but we are especially proud of that $15
Come in and See . Them
NEAR NOON, LOSE MAX
ATTEMPTS HOLD ROBBERY
Pokes Gun at Teller's Face Later
Ducks And Bullet WIiImo Vast
Two Mea President of Bank Ifeurd
Bullet Slug In Exrltemeat Robber
Flees to Street Crowd Aud Makes
Escape Many In Vicinity at The
SEATTLE. April 17. A robber en
tered the American Savings & Trust
bank, In the heart of the business dis
trict at 11 this morning and poked a
eun under the teller s nose. "Give me
some money" he commanded. Instead
of complying the teller, Arthur T.
Drew, ducked under the counter. The
robber then turned and fired at Sec
retary Harry Welty, whose desk was
nr. The bullet went wild, barely
nhlssing James P. Gleason, the presi
dent.- Gleason says he heard the bul
let whiz by.
In the excitement the stranger ran
out and disappeared in the street
A marriage license has been Issued
to Charles Tobln and Mabel MeGrath,
both of Union.
BLl'E ROCK' SHOOT. .
The Eastern Oregon Blue Rock
Association will hold their second
shoot In Elgin some time during the
early part of May. and already ar
rangements are being made by local
shooters for the. event.
The event will be a handicap shoot,
each shooter handling in his general
average, end the distance will be
from 16 to 19 yards, which will allow
all shooters a fair show for the prizes.
No entry charges will be made., And
only 2 cents will be charged for birds,
making it inexpensive event.
0R0 CELL DAI
Hl'FFETED ABOl'T HV
WHIRLPOOLS TILL RESCUED
Jtcpheu Hlutt a Hoy, Precipitated Ovet
" DaaKeroiis Pain, But ETcntuall)
Rescued Help Came When Boj
Was Almost Exhausted From Strug
;! With The Eddies Below The
Dam Had Been FNliluic When His
Support (uve Way.
Stephen Hiatt, aged 13 and the son
of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Hiatt who live
near the brick yard; was last evening
carried over the Oro Dell dam and
for nearly a half hour was buffeted
about by the eddies and whirlpool be
low the dam, his only life saver being
a straw In the shape of a broken 2x1
scantling. How he managed to sur
vive the mental and physical strain,
until rescue came Is a mystery to
him and to those who are acyualiited
with the facts.
Stepheu had" been Ashing on the
crestj of the dam, gaining a very high
ly coveted position over the dam by
extending a light plank out from the
pier. I From this perch he was sudden
ly precipitated to the waler by ilie
breaking of his support.
that he is alive today Is credited to
the fact that he fell so far over the
crest of the dam that the. suction
could not pull In front of the obstruc
tion where death awaited the boy. To
be rushed down the 20-foot incline to
the whirlpools below was Instantan
eous almost, and while the boy's com
panion stood aghast at the spec tacle,
Stephen wa struggling for his life.
Carl Nelson's son was the witness and
he quickly recovered his faculties and
ran to the Nelson home for assis
tance.,. This came In the shape of a
mm. and Mr. Nelson who threw the
lire line to then almost exhausted lad.
Rescue was thus efftcted.
The Hiatt family was first Informed
that their ' son was drowned, but of
course, their first shock was alleviated
when actual facts were known. An
other condition of Uiings that helped
to weigh the boy down was the fact
that he was dressed In heavy cloth
ing and wore chaps that prevent self
He is fully recovered today.
TD START SOON
LARGE FORCE OF MEN DOING
paELiMimm work today
George Kreiger'B brickyard is to
resume its summer run in the near
future. The proprietor lias a large
force of men at work cleaning out
the yard and. making preliminary ar
rangement for starting the plant at
once. This industry is one of the
Biibstanlal payroll sources of the
.OYEL POLITICAL DINNER.
Initiative, Referendum and Rerall
Dinner In New York Today.
XKW YORK, April 17. The third
annual banquet of the Independence
league will be held at the -Hotel
Knickerbocker tonight. '
The banquet committee of the
league has devised a ) this year
for holdiug what t.uy call an initi-
; ative. refrffeiiduu: and recall dinner.
for the sake of exemplifying these
principles, which have been part of
the political platform of the.league
in Its various campaigns.
All will not be serious and states
manlike at the banquet, however, as
there will be also lighter forme of
HAS FAKE NOSE
SAN FRANCISCO, Aprit 17. George 1
M .Kelly or this city has a new nose
made from the middle finger of his
left hand. He loet hie nose by acci
dent. A hone of the middle finger of
the left hand grafted to the spot where
the nose should be, For weeks he
lay with his hand bound to his face.
BERKELEY FIELD E.XLARtiED.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., April 17.
In order to accommodate the record
breaklng crowd expected at the. an
nual Intercollegiate field day between
Stand ford and the University of Cal
ifornia today at Berkeley, extensive
and long delayed Improvements have
been Inaugurated by the student body
management. An entire new set of
bleachers was constructed on the west
side of the oval commencing at the
north, end of the track and extend
ing as far south the famous 200
HIGH SCHOOL GIRL CONNECTED
WITH ATTEMPTED EXTOHTIOH
BAKER CITY, April 17. The Demo
crat relates.the following story:
An attempt to extort $9,000 from
.1. H. Grlswold, a -ptoneer merchant
of Baker, last night, resulted In the
arrest of Will Walters, cook at the
Fackwood Hotel, upon the charge of
blackmail, Lenora Kims, who says
she is a high school girl, Walter's
companion jtnd probable cat's paw
in thecase. is under survlllance as
a wltnei. iu.i Keimuth Chulw, a high
school boy Is also connected in the
case, although the police believe not
criminally. The attempt to extort the
money from Mr. Griswold was made
upon a pretext that some canned
goods sold by Mr. Griswold would
not comply with the pure food law,
and had caused tomaine poisoning in
the Chute boy. The alleged black
mailers are Bald to have threatened to
bring the matter before the pure food
commission unless Mr. Griswold "set
tled" with them.
The matter was first brought to
the attentioii ot toe luercimm uy m
letter which he claims was delivered
by the young girl.
The merchant was tohl that an In
vestigation by the pure food experts
would cost him In fines, etc., $25,000
and $0,000 was fixed as the price of
Mr. Griswold arranged a meeting
with the alleged blackmailers and on
Wednesday evening the man and girl
came into the store and discussed the
matter in the presenre of two officers
it is alleged, but failed to reach on
understanding. Mr. Griswold was
given until last evening In which to
Walters and the Elms girl she is
only 17 and is In Baker from the
Burnt river country going to school
revisited Griswold lust evening. The
man said he would "square It" for the
"I won't give you a cent," said the
That was the signal and In a mo
ment tiie parties were confronted by
Chief Porter nnd Oilicer Anderson,
who had ben waiting in the store and
heard the conversation. Walters
was put in Jail. The girl was Interro
gated, the officers securing evidence
which they consider valuable and she
was then returned to her own room.
She vowb she will kill herself.
a:!tenu water m itly.
PENDLETON. April 16 To sink
an artesian well in hopes of getting
a better supply for the city of Pen
dleton Is the latest plan proposed.
It ! proposition that, Is thus ar
merely In the preliminary stage, but
the idea seems to meet with favor.
OH NEXT MONDAY
FAl'LTLESS INSTRUCTIONS I
HANDS OF THE KECOKDEB V
Bond Bujerti Lay Down Law In Forn
of Procedure For . Submitting Char
ter to Letral Voters U Matter De
manding Very ( lone Attention to Detail-Must
Have Eight Per Out of
The Legal Voting Strength of L
Faultless Instructions from the at- .
torneys of the bond buyers who are
to take Beaver Creek water bonds, at
to mode of procedure in detail, for
the adoption of a perfect city charter,,
were received by Recorder Cox this
morning. The method of procedure
outlined in these Instructions Is that
of Initiative by the people.
A petition signed by at least eight
per cent of the legal voters of the
city must be filed wlth the 'recorder.
This petition Is then to be presented
at a regular meeting of the council,
to the mayor and council. The coun
cil must then pass an ordinance adop
ting the charter and directing the city
recorder to publish notices calling
special election on a date 60 days from
the time the ordinance is passed.'
At this Bpecial election the" "re
vised and consolidated charter," which
it is now called, instead of charter
amendment aa before, will be submit
ted to the legal voters of the city for
their approval or rejection.
The new- charter will be Identical
In every respect with the present one
except that In title It will differ. Th
failure of the people to pasa this chap
ter will not Invalidate the contract
now existing between the city and th
American Light & Water company. All
expense In this connection will be
borne by the bond ti)y&,s'.
The petitions will ! be circulated!
Monday morning, and further stepa
required will follow In regular order
with all possible diBpatch.
NORTH POWDER, April 17. (Spec
ial) The North Powder hotel ha
been leased to L. M. Gardner of Baker
City from Charles "Young. Mr. Gard
ner will take possession next week.
i mm iiu j oim
ASIA MINOR MASSACRE CONTINUES
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 17.
Twenty-five hundred . christians are"
slnln In a Moslem massacre at Adana,
and Merslns say reports received
here. The niaHnacre Is spreading to
other towim, and will likely spread all
over Asia Minor. FanaticB are ap
plying the torch everywhere. They
dragged women to streets, killed then,
and chopped their babies In two.
It is reported that English and Ger
man residents are among the victims.
The names of the two American Mis
sionaries, reported slain at Adana
have not been learned.
General Izett Kuad, assistant min
ister of war under the new bureau of
Chief Edheru Pnsha, was murdered
last night acording to news today. It
la supposed soldiers committed tho
i r.iimi kecokiv
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bllbert Whit'
In this city April 4, a son.
Bank Inereane Capital.
JOLIET. III.. April 17. The Joliet
National bank shareholders met today
and voted to Increase .the capital
stock from $100,000 to $150,000.