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LA GRANDE, UNION XJOUNTY, ORE., MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1909.
M'OUC Ot CHRISTIANS
SLAUGHTERED AT MARASH
lining Turks Will Demand Abdication
.of Sultan This Afternoon Huve
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I u ir.tnnil Knrclirners to 1 ro-
tect Them Constuultuople ts be
filtered by Conquering Troops
Fresh Outbreaks In Asiatic Turkey
LONDON, April 19. Young Turk
M ill march on Ylldiz Kiosk, the Sul
tan's palace, and demand the surren
der and abdication of the Suttan to
day. according to a message received
here from Constantinople. The mes
sage explains the advance guard will
be thrown around Pera and GaleU,
suburbs of Constantinople to protect
lives of foreign presidents there be
fore the main body of the army mar
ches against the palace.
Twenty chifBtians were killed by
Mohammedians at Marash, 8 miles
.north today. The Mohammedans
.started a fresh outbreak. Marash is
in a state, or terror, with Bceues of
Ono-Slded Bull' (Jump.
NORTH POWDER, April 19. (Spec
The Union team snowed the
North Powder team under here yes
tiM tlav to the tune of 39 to 3.
WRECK ON NORTH BANK.
Passenger Train No. 2 Bitched by
Sand Bunk Neur Hirer.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 19. The
North Bank train, No. 2, east bound,
was wrecked early today near Ply
mouth. 1U miles eabt of Vancouver by
s.tm! piling on the tr;.K due to a hirh
wind. None . were seriously injured.
TMe west bound trains to Portland are
l"luyed several hours.
Were You There?-.
At the COME and FIND OUT SALE of course
SATURDAY'S SPECIAL WAS
fill Jap and China Wash Silks at 33c per yard
Something startling Monday, You will not
bs told until Tuesday, so you had better
COME AND FIHD OUT what it is for your
A Mew Special Each
AN01 II LU WINDOW BROKEN.
i Smith k Greene's Window Broken by
It la evident that some of the city's
hoodlum's take delight in breakiiifl
1 plate glass windows. Last Friday
! night, some time after 0:00 o'clock,
'some mlscreunt either threw a mls
j Bile through the window of Smith &.
Greene's shoe store, or punched i
hole In the glass with some sort o)
a buck or cane, ui course it is pos
alble that the damaee was -done ac-
cidentally. bupt It la hardly probable,
ad the fact that Geddes Bros, suffer-
oft mm tlia nmn V nrt of fl.tr rk n
few nights ago is almost evidence that
the deed was malicious. .
BOYS ARE ACTIVE.
Five or six of the high school boys
who are engineering the special sale
this week at the C. C. Penlugton & Co.
store, missed their calling when they
did not take up Publicity work. There
are industrious and to all appearances
will realize a fat sum from this source.
TWO SEATTLE TEAMS ESTABLISH
' NEW 1 TO 0 RECORD .
SEATTLE, April 19. Twenty-one
innings is the record length of a game
played by two amateur baseball teams
here yesterday. The battle was be
tween soldiers of Fort Casey and Web
sters of Seattle. In the 2tst Inning a
double and two singles drove home
one run, this being the only tally of
the long game. The soldiers were
Each plUher allowed eight iU,.T.:l
each struck out 21 men. The batteries
were Agnew, MrManus. for the Web
sters. and Hyrd, Clark, for the Caseys.
Lfi GRMIDE, OREGON
auiiis sursvtYOKS to
KILLED BY MOB S1ARTATBHCE
UCCSER STOCKMEN ABE
STRUNG TO BARN RAFTERS
Oklahoma CaUlcmeu of Great Wealth
lloast of Vending Freedom, But art
Siruiur to Rafter In a Barn Jail
Wrecked by Mob In Effort to Seine
The Prisoners Oillrers Found The
Pour ItodioN Rnngllnjr From Boof
SHAWNEE, Ckla., April 19. Four
men, reputed to be millionaire cattle
ranchers were taken from the Jail at
Ada at 3 this morning by a mob of
100 and hanged in a barn, near the
prison. The prisoners' accused of
murdering U. S. Marshall A. Abbott on
February 17. The deputy of the jail
was overpowered and the building
partially wrecked to get prisoners.
They hanged the lour together. Vic
tims J. B. Miller, E. E. Brown, Jessie
and Joseph Allen.
The prepartlons in the barn were
made in advance, ropes being tied to
rafters, and there the officers found
the bodies this morning.
It is understood the prisoners
boasted they would not be convicted,
intimating their money would free
BACK TO LA GRANDE.
Samuel .Cochran .Return .to
Stamping Grounds Aita'n.
Samuel Cochran, lately of Hood
River, but at one time a resident of
this county, has purchased the II. O.
Gray cottage on First su-et and w'll
make his future homo there. The
pile- paid was $:t,f0i. Mr. Grwly the
iv-.rr.ic-r owner, will move his fnmily to
Pendleton about May 1st. Mr. . ano
Mrs. Cochran are now here and will
nrrunv their new home soon.
( EXTRA L RULWAY ORDERS
NEW EXTENSION IS RUMOR
.'od Authority N.iy That Road Will
' Lcnie Snrcy For Extension to Lu
Grande Will Commence at Hunt'
Mdlntr And Run Across Valley W III
Rdny Steel With Himler -Material
It Is Sald-Enitlaud Denies The Re
Extensive repairs and improvements
to the Central Hallway of Oregon and
running of preliminary survey from
Hunt's siding across the valley to La
Grande will commence tomorrow
morning, according to authorative
news coming from unofficial sources
at Union today. . A crew of men is in
Union ready to go out with the sur
veying .party tomorrow. Where the
railroud leaves the Hunt Siding, and
goes to Cove, the survey Is scheduled
to commence, meaning that if this
survey Is adopted, the line across the
valley will junction at that siding.
' With these aunouncemnts are sev
eral that point to the extension across
the mountains, eventually touching
Walla Walla. It is not known how
true these rumors are, but unless the
order Is recinded tonight, the prelim
inary survey or a line to La Grande
will be commenced tomorrow morning.
The present steel will be replaced in
many places by heavy rails it is said.
In the face of those reports, coin
ing as they do from authorative places
and facts actually existing in I mon
todav. Superintendent England at
Union emphatically denied such pro
posed work this afternoon.
Local businessmen who are acquain
with some of the facts in this
connection " affirm that, the company
Hud intended to do this preliminary
work very quietly. At any rate, a
c-cw of men was employed at I nion
yesterday to go to work tomorrow
morning, being ordered to report with
the surveying crew at Hunt's siding.
bLMIIfM LIIII LHUll
FACE BLACKENS AS .11 DEATH
'VIENNA, April 19. Kmperor Will
iam of Germany narrowly escaped
strangling to death after swallowing
a fishbone, aciording to a stock ex
(hunge message fiom Corfu, Greece
where he la spending his vacation. He
turned black in the fa e. but physic
ians took the hone out after hard
MAY RELAY MEET.
Professors Frost of Union and Conk
1 iii of Cove iff adverse tl holding ill'
Union coinstv track. meet next ivitui-
lluy. As i!!V ether date un il'i.i" mid
dle of .M.iv void be imposil!J frm
a Grande standpoint, it is thought
that perhaps these two men can be
persuaded U)Kn to hold the meet as
scheduled. They affirm that their
teams are not in training at this early
date. EIRE IN BOX CAR. -
A tr coiit3t!!iug acids whs limited
In the yards last night and for a
time complete destruction of the con
tents and car was threatened, but the
flames were eventually extinguished
The loss was somewhat heavy. Com
bustion was created by the bumping
of the car about the yards.
TWO BLOSSOMS HEBE. .
Scenic has a series of Attractions That
Are Sure to Please.
Good things come to he who waits
Is the adage and so it Is at the Scenic
this week. The Blossoms Reece and
Hose-'have toured tho coast playing
at Portland, San Francisco and Los
Angeles, and now they, are in La
Grande ready to entertain the people
here with clean stuff. In addition.
there are the musical comedians The
Kingsburys and what they can do for
ntertalnment Isn't worth doing. Man
ager Gardiuer follows a mediocre
week with a show that Is high class
from start to finish. The manager
Is anxiously awaiting the two teams'
Ilrst performance that he may be able
to see for himself if the splendid press
eports about both teams are overdone.
They open tonight with snappy attrac
S. R. Thompson and J. M. McCor
mlck of Pendleton are business vlsl
tors in La Grande today.
ONE-SIXTH OE POPULATION CON
VERTED BY ONE MAN
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 10.
Having converted 1000, one-sixth of
the population of this city, Evangelist
Dan Shannon leaves at noon for Hood
hiver nriion. in hold meetings. He
closed his meetings here 'yesterday
when he was presented with a thank
,.,v,i,,cr i,r ron. This amount will
wi v nig v -
probably be raised to $1500 at a meet
ing of all the converts tonight.
Dr. J. P. Goruy, of Portland, speci
alist on the eye, ear, nose and throat
is a guest at the Foley. The doctor
(on be consulted every day this week
at the ofllces of Drs. Bacon & Hall.
IF PLANS MATURE CLUB WILL
SEND DELEGATES TO PORTLAND
Pursuant to a rush call by President
Collier, the board of managers' of the
Commercial dub met tlTIs afternoon,
and discussed plans, the carying 'out
of which will mean much to the
quick success of the Meadowbrook
project. A committee of either three
or five influential business men will
be appointed to call upon Portland
financiers In order to interest them In
the project. It is believed, or known,
that capital to complete the $100,000
stock subscription can be secured in
HORSE SHOW SPLENDID.
Great Army of HorscllesU to lie Seen
PORTLAND, April 19. One of the
fanciest collections of blooded horses
ever Inside the same enclosure at the
same time will be seen here when the
annual Spring Combination Breeder's
sale opens on next Monday. Stock
valued at $100,000 Is at the country'
.vaii'S Df il..CUlg:imep.t f''f!'n
the East are arriving.
MORNING TRAIN DELAYED.
The morning west bound train did
not arrive until 3:30 this afternoon.
It was loaded heavily with homeseek-ers.
EVIDENCE OF A
N I'M E ROUS LETTERS SAT
MANY COMING TO LOCATE
lliiohlcrs Out After Money Today la
Automobiles Wisconsin aid Sue.
kane People Anxious to Coiue t La
Graude to Locate Many More
Names Added to List of Speakers
For Bctelopiueut Congress Money
There Ib going to bo a great in
flux to La Grande this summer, ac- "
cording to assertions coming from
afar, a few samples of which are pro-
uuceu below. Those who are keeping
cIobo watch of development lay it all
to reports of the proposed irrigation.
From Osceola, Wis.. Mr. A. K. Roese
writes that a party of homestead seek
ers will leave there for this county
about June 1st. and they wish, to
know more particularly about our re
sources, climate, chance for timber or
homestead entries etc., before start- "
ing. Hr. Roese says "we would be
very pleased to know what Is golnc
on in that great country of yours."
L, C. Hughey, Huntsvlile, 11a., asks
for information about the Grand
Ronde, saying that he thinks ot
changing his location.
A Spokane business man wishes to
locate la La Grande If there is a fav
A. Dutcher and family,, who used to
reside here, but for the past seven
years have been living in Oakland,
Calif., have returned to La Grande to
stay. . ' . ' . v
After Money In Auto.
J. I). McKennon, W. J. Church, J. R,
Oliver, J.E. Reynolds and F. J. Holmes
boarded Mr. Oliver's auto this morn-lug-
and'wtnt out into- the valley to
round up some more wealthy fanner
for subscriptions to the Meadowbrook
project. Mr. Church got a bunch ot
money tills morning before breakfast
Walter Pierce sometimes prefers to
hunt alone, and before the others had
finished their morning repast he had
stolen away by himself, and intends to
come back with a fine addition to the
Three 'of the finest orators in the
state, C. K. Wood, Willis S. Dunnl
way and C. N. MeArtbur will be on
the program, of the Oregon-Idaho de-
, , ..... ...... ito rfi
Ilofer, president of the organization
to Publicity Manager F. B. Currey ot
the Commercial club. The Transpor
tation Committee of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce will also send
a speaker, who will discuss the rail
road situation from the standpoint of
the business Interests.
State officials are commencing to
realise that La Grande is the most
desirable city to locate headquarters
for various departments and William
A. Dal.iel has been sent to this city
to ac t as deputy iunor coimiiimuin-i
and factory inspector. He has all ot
Kaatern Oregon from The Dalles Kant
and will live here.
The (Ira nil Ronde Electric company
has ordered the extra material to ba
,..,1 in wiring fr the illumination of
the streets during the carnival.
COVE PIONEER REAR.
Itlevens Passe. Away at Age of 68
Years of Heart Disease.
Dr. John Blevens. aged 66 year,
died at his home in Cove last night -at
2 o'clock of heart disease. Funeral
arrangements have not been definitely
decided upon, but It will likely b
Tuesday withMiitennent at Union. Dr.
Blevens, a pioneer of the first type,
has, lived rn Union county for many
on,) I. i-i vi has etilored the
respect of his large circle of friend.
He Is survived by a widow, and thes
children: Mrs. Ethel Martin, of Eagl
Valley; Mrs. Ronald Gardner, of Illi
nois; Leo A. Blevens. Cove; Curtis
Ttlevens, Cove; Eiutle Bleveps, also ot