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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OilE.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1909
III REAL ESTATE
LAST WEEK HAS SET
A VERY RAPID PACE
IVith a JXhU Doaea Transfers of Im
portance, Several Pending And Four
Jleld Out of Publicity, All iu Less
Thuu ' lVwk, There Are Signs of
"Greater Prosperity 20 acre Tract
Jsells For Twelve Hundred And
.Fifty Sear City.
Never .in the history of the city,
in recent years at least, has there
been so much marked activity In
real estate and sale of city property
s this week, due primarily to the
confidence in the successful culmina
tion of the irrigation project Within
the last day or two there have been
a half dozen important transfers,
ome of which have been given pub
licity and still others of even greater
;imjortance 1 are pending. Among
thoBe already made, are: the Grady
Tiome, the purchase from David Stod
dard by P. C. Bramwell of a comfort
able r cottage, the purchase of the
, Abegg property, by' Mr. Stoddard, and
lastly the purchase of a 20 acre tract
. aiear La Grande ' through the La
Grande Investment company by J. H.
Barham for $1200. Mr. Barham has
liad charge of the Cleaver orchards
aiear Alicel for several years.- 1
' Fonr Other, Deals. -While
these many deals those
-mentioned are only a. few of them
mean the changing hands of a con
siderable amount of money, there are
four deals all but Consumated today,
that mean the click of fatter sums.
One especially of thes four is said to
,be of more than usual importance. ,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Baker in Hast
La Grande, April 19, a girl.
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M 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 FIND OUT what f 7s for you
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iTO TRY BENSON
! revives oreuox laxd
j friub conspiracies
WHO Am JM'IIMHI 111UI J III fir
sanicd at Once Hud Hoped to Ks
rape on Thin Umriro. ,
WASHINGTON, April 20.rAli is in
readiness today to proceed with the
trial of John A. Benson, of San Francisco,-
accused of bribery in connec
tion with defrauding the Government
out of valuable forest reserve lands
in Washington and California' Ben
son waived the reading of the indict
ment and attmpted to escape trial on
the grounds of his acqultal on the
former charge of conspiracy. :
Alton Barnes is down from North
WILL SEND OUT HIS FORMAL
CHALLENGE THIS EVENING
, NEW YORK, April 20. Jim TeHi'les
will announce in regular official form
tonight ,that he will fight Johnson the
coon, or any other fighter who wants
to meet him. Jeffries said today:
"Immediately after my boxing exhibi
tion tonight he will annouce to the
audience that I decide to re-enter the
ring and defend my title against
heavyweight Championship against
any man. It Johnson is fortunata
enough to beat Ketehel In Octets.' 1
will meet him before any club offering
the most, money.;. I can get back my
former condition and be ready to sight
within ten months or a yea.
LA GRRUDE, OREGON
I'RU'E OP WHEAT IS
(Rl MRLING 'RAPIDLV
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Couccrtcd Effort Made to Break The
Ball of Chicago Wheat Pit -Poor
Are Jubilant Relieving '' Chripi-r
' Bread Is in Siirht Patten I'naMo
to Italse Prices Opened at 1J:5
And Propped to fli'5 Aud, Rifore
Cloxiiiir. . ' . :-
CHICAGO, April 10. Whai'. is ap
parently a concerted effort to break
the Patten wheat corner was nwyle
shortly after the opening of the pit
this -morning."''' Enormous quantities
of wheat were flumped out of the
market. Prices crumbled. AIuv open;
ed $1.26 1-4 and dropped to' $t'.2.t. .T-li,
lowest figure since sensational ad
vance. ' ;; ,. '" ', - ':' '" '" ,''' ''''.
Patten personally 'directed th? opto"
ations; today. He failed to get the
flKures back to the opening level.
1 1 Though excitement was rampant In
' the pit at the closing, 'there was even
added interest taken In the -poor quw
Iters of the city, the bread carers ..he
lelvlng the partially successful Beai
ing of the market will jtnean. a reduc
tion in bread. . " r, ' ';;' '')
Bears this afternoon threw the pit
into uproar by a tertrtlc raid, driv
ing May to $1.23 1-2 end July to $l.tS
1-2. Bears will contlue to unload
enormous quantities; from all direc
tions. Woman Plead Willi Patten.
A pathetic feature of today's trad
ing was the visit of an aged woman
to Patten's office! She said "My son
lost all his savings, of $5000 in the
pit .You are responsible for it; we
are ruined, I have come to ask ou
to return the money." Patten i re
plied lie was unresponsible for the
son's losses. " v
MONEY CIRCLES (HIINO
Sot Later Than Ttiurdar tiroup of
Xtu Will so to Portland From Here
to Iutcreht Sletropvli Capital in Lo
eul Irriiratlou Project Men Chonen
After Much Deliberation RcprcM-ut
Money Interests of The Whole Cltv
A iitk'lpute Results.
' Not later than Thursday, the' dele
gation of Inlluentlal business men of
this, city chosen to visit Portland In
a body and. attempt t gaip Bubscrl))
tlons of a substantial nature to close
up the required $100,000 needed for
the Meadow Brook irrigation scheme,
will tako Its departure from here and
will return again In time to attend
the Oregon Idaho Development Con
gress, April 27-28.
"The men chosen, as result of' the
iiupromtu board meeting yesterday
noon, are: Messers F, . L, Meyers,
cashier of the La Grande,, National,
J. P. Ale Kennon, chairman of the so
liciting committee, Mac Wood, man
ager of the Golden Rule company, W.
II. Buhnenkamp of .the Bohnenkamp
Hardware company, and Walter N.
Pirece, . president-nanager of the
Grand Ronde electric company.
TJie delegates hopes to get away to
morrow evening but the definite date
of "departure has not been decided
upon. . ;
A large degree of responsibility Is
put on those men and that they will
come back with the desired chromo Is
generally anticipated, ; though there
Is nothing certain about the venture.
If it Buceeds at all it will be the
crfeins master stroke by the club to
ring the bell on the top of the $100,
The committee which went out in
an auto yesterday to solicit further
subscriptions to the Meadowbrook
stock list met with a greater meas
ure of success than .was anticipated,
and they report that the .spirit of
cooperation is gaining ground, and
that more and more the farmers are
hoping and working for the complete
success of the enterprise, and see the
necessityof putting money back of
their desires. . ,
ROBBED Al II
NERVY EFFORT TO RIFLE TILL AT
NOON HOUR SUCCESSFUL
Some unknown, but bold robber to
day rilled the till of the Kamela post
office Of $24.77, the sum total of Uncle
Sam's money In the office. None of
money order blanks were molested.
The strange part of the theft was that
it was committed between the hours
of 12 and 1 o'clock today noon. Post
master Neater Seaman had closed the
office, Intent on going to lunch. On
bis return he found that that nom
one had reached the till from the
outside, by breaking a window and
reaching through the crevace. Not
being-able 'to gain Ingress, the thief
had contented himself with taking the
ready cash. . ;
A tramp was seen loitering about
the summit this forenoon, but other
than that there is no clue as f the
obberj v;;;: !:r."' '.''".r ""'..'"'
: Seaman lost no time but Immedi
ately phoned to Postmaster Richer
and the authorities tave beh put on
Mrs. George Parker of Kameli is
CATTLE PROM PAR OPP
'r .HOTLASD FINDING HERE
Non-it) In Cattle Seen at Slock Yards
This Mornlnsr Resemble BuffuJoe
To Large Extent. . ' ,
A train load of cattle were uuloaded
at the local yards this morning for
feeding and watering. Among the
cattle are some from the Duval ranch,
near Nampa, fdaho, and among them
are two that were imported front
ScotJaud. ,They are shaggy brutes,
with hair hanging down over their
eyes, and with horna like those of the
old time Texas' longhorn. They are
undersized, as compared with our
American breeds, and look more like
buffaloes than cattle to any. but the
eyes of a Seotish Hilander. -
The beef cattle are consigned to a
Tacoma firm, and the Highland cat
tle will be exhibited, at the A. Y. P.
exposition. The slht of them Is Vell
worth the walk to the stock yards.
LOCAL BLINOMAN SEES' AFTER
EIGHT YEARS OF SUFFERING
Totally blind In one eye fo.- eight
years, and five months in the otner,
M. D. Brown is today able to distin
guish objects readily with one eye
aud has promise of having full HlgU
restored within a month. One of thvs
most successful! operations for cat
aract of the eye in the hWtory of the
city, was performed this morning at
the Grand Ronde hospital wha i Kyo
Specialist Gorey of Portland succesa
fiu'ly removed the catarkct. mentioned.
Yesterday Mr. Brown was sen c to
the hospital to be prepared for the
critical operation and this forenoon,
In the presence of a few local doc
tors and frank Brown, the scale that
excluded light from the' eye for eight
years was removed. A few moments
later,: with proper shading about hiB
head, Mr. Brown was called upon to
use the long-idle member. He could
distinguish the number of fingers on
a hand held up for inspection. Less
than five minutes after the objeo; was
removed ne w luiu to w
specified personage, and much to the
delight of all. he quickly answereu,
"why that is Frank.'! , ,
For a week or bo, the eye wi!l be
closely bandaged and then th3 other
eve will be treated. ThlB mumwr
has been totally covered with the
cataract but a short period, BMiie
thlng like five months.
MRS. VAJiAMORE DEAD.
Came to La tSrande Recently lo Make
Future Home Here.
tin R Vanamore who with her
husband aud their adopted daughter.
came to 1a Grande to live a lew
fiipd this morning after a
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short illness from pneumonia. The
Vanamore family lived in ArkanaaB
when the recent tornado swept over
A few days. ago she contracted a
Bevere cold, death coming as a re
sult this morning. The funeral will
be held from the B. W. Grandy res
idence at 2 o'clock tommorrow after
noon. ' '
Mrs. Vanamore Is aged 35 and 1b
survived by her husband and one
adopted daughter. She was a Bister
in law of Mrs. Jennie Baker.
CHILD BADLY BIRRED.
1 Sli J Birfker t .Water Asd I
Keald'.'d. ' ,
The little child of Mr. and Mis. T.
W. Workman was Iwdly fcurred last
Sunday In falling ever a bucket vt
hot water." The burns are pbont the
limbs. She l improving rapidly un
der the care of Dr. Hubbard. '
TO (I. J. BROWN
IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM
ESCAPE YOIWG Tl'RKS
Surrender ef Constantinople to Yova;
Turks Is Itclnir Discussed WitA
Rcpretirntatlifs In Saltan's PaUce
Strong Guard Snrroynds (it)
Will Take Days to Hear From bant
er Who Has Reen Appealed io For
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 20.
Grand Vizier, Tewfik Pasha, is re
ported as resigned today, after hold
ing a conference with the Sultan re
gardiug the surrender of Constantin
ople to Young Turks. Representa-V-ves
of the Invading army reported
at the palace and are awaiting the
Sultan'B decision. , '
It Is learned the Sultan is negoti
ating for assistance from Germany
aud is trying to stave off the head
ers until he has received a reply. 3t
will probably be several days before
he hars from the Kaiser.
Turkish Prince Killed.
SYMRA. April 20. Kopasls Efflndl,
the Turkish Prince of Sames, is as
sassinated, acordlng to a dispatch
received here today. Details are un
obtainable. . ..
, Sultan Cannot Escape.
SALON1CA, April 20 Forty . thou
sand men are now camped wIMil.i a.
few hours march of Constantinople.
It is impossible that the Sultan ina
escape from the city on account, of
the heavy guards the invaders have
around the city. ,
SEW FAMILY HERE.
Minnesota Poultry Raiser Will Estab T
IInIi Rigr Farm Soon.
L. J. Lee and familj' who to La
Grande lst week; are favorably Im
pressed with our tlty, and have .de
termined to locate here permanently
He will establish an extensive poul
try farm. He has devoted his atten
tion to poultry industry for several" '
years In Minnesota and has succeeded
admirably In the work. They are liv
ing temporarily between 5th and ith -on
Depot Btreet. .
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN SAVEO BY
THE LOSS OF ONE LIFE ' '
BKLLINGHAM," April 20. To sava
a southbound Seattle accomodation
train and the Great Northern, from
derailment, and a bad wreck, Johm
Christianson; a track repairer today
attempted to drag a frightened team
attached to a Bcraper from the track.
The team was killed and Christian- ,
son fatally, injured. He" prevented
the train from striking the scraper '
thus preventing a derailment
ad wheat .. . . . " V
TWO WINDOWS BBOKEX..-
Plate Glass Valued at $20 Acciden
tally Broken This Afternoon.
Two bunderd and fifty dollars wnt
to pieces tWe . JtiWftun- -vtUra ..two,
iarge plate giass wlndowa of "the "ii.'L
M. building were accldenuUy broken.
A heavy wire beln hoisted to the
roof in front of the building swunir
a heavy horse used by the carpeiwir
against the glass breaking tw i Th
loss Is heavy. .
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