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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE.,
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1909.
OHU'UK PROHIBITS ACTION IT-
TEMPTED BY FOLEY
COUNCIL MAY FIND A HOLE
at mukus'i MOvisa day is a
ii Altai. JAt,
Attempted to Move Building Across
J. E. Foley this morning began the
work of moving the outbuildings on
tb JyI. Berry 'property-to his own
regiJpuce lots just across the valley.
Whfenhe work had so far progressed
that the woodshed was resting in the
alley between the two places the city
officials Informed Mr. Foley that he
was violating ' an ordinance that by
Implication prohibits the moving of
wooden buildings to sites within the
lire limits. There the matter rests,
and there the woodshed also rests. The
ordinance does permit the council, in
Its discretion, to allow construction
of wooden buildings lu the fire limits,
for shed purposes only. Whether the
majority will construe this as permit
ting the moving of like structures in
doubtful. Some of the councilmen say
that they cannot do it, and It is City
Attorney Baker's opinion that such a
course cannot be legally followed. Just
fiow the matter will be adjusted is
as yet extremely problematical,
' Joisoii And O'Brien Tonight.
PHILADELPHIA, May 19. Jack
Johnson, heavyweight champion of the
world, will box Jack O'Brien in a six
Tound bout before the Nathional Ath
letic Club tonight. They will meet at
catch weights. It is estimated the
gate money will be $20,000. .
Fashion's Choicest Selections
New Lines for Spring and Summer wesr have been arriving daily and
we are certain that never before have, we. had such an elegant showing
of new and up-co-date merchandise.
Jew Wash Suifs and Dresses
in all the newest colors and every one from the cheapest to the most ex
pensive is elegantly tailored.
Come in and see them.
Presb) terlans Conveue.
DENVER. May 13. With the meet
ing of the Foreign Missionary con
ference In an all-day session today,
the one hundred and twenty Mist
General conference of the Presby
terian church practically opened Us
annual eesskn .
While the ; conference uioper docs
not open until tomorow, '.here are
nearly a thousand delegates already
present. Beginning tomorrow.- the
conference will hold Its session "until
Sunday,- May 30. The sessions will
be held In the Central Presbyterian
church, Rev. Robert F. Oyt-3, pastor.
Every problem which confronts the
people of the nation, from the divorce
question to labor and tin Nezro. will
be considered and debated by the
conference. The divorce question will
be considered from every standpoint,
some predicting a sterner attitude by
the church in its treatment of r.i
vorees. ' '
E CLASS IS
Tffillf 0 FOLD
TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY JOIH
GRAND LODGE AT ALBANY
ALBANY, Oregon, May 19. The
Grand Lodge of Oregon, I. O. O. F.,
met this morning in a special session
and conferred the grand lodge and
past .grand degrees upon 230 candi
dates, which Is the largest class ever
taken into the grand lodge of Oregon.
The lodge then met in regular ses
sion and organized for regular work.
La Grande has a large representa
tion at the lodge, and incidentally
has one of its delegates in line for
the grand mastership, E. Coolldge. In
addition there are several members
bt the Kebekahs from Union county
who are likely to be promoted to high
offices. '" 1
You are always welcome at
Oil Mill S09II
SOUND WAVES CARRY MESSAGES
TO MOVING TRAINS
TO OPERATE ON U. P. ROAD
TRAVELING PASSENGERS Ci
TALK WITH DISTANT FKIEXDS.
Xew Application of Wireless Tele,
phony Will be Hade.
: OMAHA, May 19. Officials in offices
of the Union Pacific ralroad will soon
be able to talk to operators and pas
sengers aboard trains between this
city and San Francisco by a wireless
telephone system. Dr. Millener, the
company's electrician, ahs been given
authority to Install necessary equip
ment and hopes to have the system In
successful operation within two years:
Copper wire will be laid along the
track, carrying sound waves which
will be picked up by Instruments in
cars and offices. The waves will be
sent over wires by high frequency
machines carried on baggage cars.
Thomas Bruce And Ed Johnson Buy
From HarriH French.
Thomas Bruce and Ed Johnson have
purchased the Pastime theatre from
Harris French the former owner.'
They will continue to operate the
playhouse for the time being, with
moving pictures only. Mr. French will
remain with the management for a
rew days to come and then withdraw
permanently. "Bud" Hutchinson will
operate the machinery in connection
with the moving pictures.
H, I HDGERS OF OIL FUME; DIED
:: . SUDDENLY TDDAY : '
WAS WORTH FIFTY MILLION
t'tPTV V t no
i n o-
PAPEKS FOB LIVING.
Vice President of Standard Oil And
NEW YORK, May 19. H. H. Rogers,
one of leading multimillionaires of the
Rockefeller group, died this morning.
It was not known that Rogers was
111, as he was at his office yesterday.
The death came as a shock to his as
sociates. Appoplexy is announced as
the cause. He was stricken at 6:30
a. m. this morning, and was uncon
scious some time before death. Mr.
Fuller, the nearest doctor, responded
to a call In his night clothep, and saw
immediately that there was no hope
of saving Rogers life. The millionaire
had been In poor health for several
years. Tow years ago he suffered
from a nervous collapse.
Rogers retired for a time, but after
regaining some of his health, returned
to his financial operations. Recently
he withdrew from active connection
with the Standard Oil, of which he
was vice-president and a director, and
one of the heaviest stockholders, and
devoted his attention to the construc
tion of the Virginia Railroad from coal
Holds to tidewater.
-, After completing this road, which is
oe of the most remarkable lines ever
built, Rogers returned to New York
from Norfolk. A. month ago he went
to his summer home at Fair Haven.
Mass., and rested there a short time.
He returned here to resume his busi
Rogers was C9 years. He was bor
in Fair Haven, Mass., and t0 years
aso sold newspapers at New Bedford,
Mass., He began his career as a
clerk In his father's general store. He
started toward' wealth when oil was
discovered In Pennsylvania.
His known fortune now is about
$50,000,000. His biggest gifts, consis
ted of $3,000,000," spent In erecting a
library and schol at Fair Haven.
Tentative plans for the funeral
were made this afternoon. .The ser
vices will probably be held at the
Unitarian church of the Messiah, Frl
clay morning, Dr. Robert Collier offi
ciating. The burial will be at Fair
Haven. Mark Twain arrived at the
Rogers home at noon. He was Roger's
closest personal friend, and is heart
broken over the death. Tears were
coursing down his cheeks when he
entered the death chamber.
i TO OBEY PETITIONERS
, SALEM, May 19. Mandamus pro
ceedings will probably be necessary
to compel the Secretary of State to
file the referendum presented ytsier
day calling for a repeal of the law
passed by the last legislat'.tie creating
an additional circuit juuge In Multo
mah county, now held by W, N. Oa
tens. The Govenor has the matter un
He will not file the petitions. , The
petitioner claim an emergency clause
of the act which they desired to have
referred to the people, Is Invalid.
Wool Prices Stlff-a.',
NEW YORK. May 19. Tlu bulk of
the sales madj on the local wool mar
ket was at second hand, but the niian
tity Involved wan not of larga iro,or
t.ons. Dealers are showing fore in
terest in the m all suppliej c:,it t.r
aiailable than the. goodj manufac
turers, but the attendance of the lat
ter was better than for several weeks
past. Na transfers of substantial size,
however, were made to the mills, as
the prices asked for some of the stock
are too high, In the opinion of these
factors.; It is very doubtfuU, however,
whether anything can 1 be gained by
temporizing.'," That valut'B, are going
upward steadily5 Is reflected in the
quotations that have teen named by
pullers and holders during the week.
wmio . ..cSrrinis. if,ic-:;.i
are still limited to a few bags. of clips
and shearlings, the cost of these wools
is above the point touched a week ago.
Clips that could be obtained at 30c or
2c a pound are now quoted at 30c,
but at these figures buyers cannot be
Interested. ' . ' '
G THIEF MEfiR BELL1NEHRM
SUFFERS AT MOB'S HUD
BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 19.
War is brewing among the citizens of
Ferndale, near here as the result of
the theft of two pigs from the yard of
Alexander McDougall last week.
Monty Adams, and Phil Roessell were
accused and- arrested, but balled out
Adams was crossing a wagon bridge
over the Nooksack river yesterday.
when, he was seized by a crowd. His
hands and feet were bound, he was
gagged with a , handkerchief ' and
thrown Into the river, Ha 'managed
to reach shore! and is now under the
care of. physicians. Hia condition is
HENEV AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
HAVE SPARRING MATCH
SAN FRANCISCO, May 19. "Bars
are down and we are trying to put you
behind them," angrily shouted Heney
at Earl Rogers, of the defense In the
Calhoun trial today. Heney outburst
was occasioned by Roger's taunt that
after the prosecution's announcement
yesterday, that the "bars are down'
the defense was not allowed to Intro
duce certain exhibits bearing upon the
case. Kucioipn sprecBeis, on me bihuu
yesterday, took a part In the contro
versy and Informed Rogers the "bars
were down as far as I am coucerned."
The exhibit In question was a tran
script of previous testimony of Sprec
kelsr Heney objected to the introduc
tion, being it was Identified as the
IrrigiitionUtH Set Back One Day b
; Thu engineer who will do the survey
work for the Meadowbrook dam did
not arrive this morning, much to the
surprise of the local committee that
was to wait on him when he arrived.
It is believed connections were missed
somewhere along the route and that
he will arrive this evening or tomor
row morning at the latest. Thi fail
ure to arrive will only deter the de
parture for the Meadowbrook a day
or so. and the work will progress
Immediately after his arrival, as an
nounced In the Observer yesterday.
PILES III VI
ADVERTISING THE WEST WITH
PICTURES AND SLIDES
T BEFORE HIM
r.MOX (OUM'V AM) LA GRANDE
GETS ITS SHAKE. "
Entire Trip no Far Consumed Four
And a Half Tears Ouly.
Having traversed between 26.000 and
27,000 miles in a covered wagon drawa
by the same two horses the entire dis
tance, and having before " him the
North American ' continent! ' Lewi
Henry Storm and one assistant re
sumed their long march at noon to
day after having taken numerous pic
tures of the Grande Ronde valley and
the valley ,' metropolis , during their
sty In this county '
Almost marvelous is the story bjr
the photographer, for that Is his call
ing, primarily, yet his present object
Is to procure views of California and
Oregon and reproduce them in the
east. - - .- -
Long Journey Already.
Twenty-six thousand five hundred
miles 1b the distance which he has
already traveled, which took him
through the defiles of many moun
tain ranges, over plains through des
erts, by fertile landa and the varied
classes of topography that the tour
ist conflicts with In a travel through
Mexico, California and Oregon. Dur
ing four and a half years, , he ha
done all this. He started out with the
same horses which .haul the neat-lookV
lug wason, equipped with every neces
sity of life and comfort. f i
Mr. Storm, who la the man reported
killed at Starkcy, goes directly to :
Baker City, then to Weiser via Hun
tington. ' In the middle west he will
show the views taken In Oregon and
rest up or the winter, reaching Penn
sylvania sometime In the early spring
next year. As his route is a clrcltuou
one, he not following the transcon
tinental paths closely, he will have
driven . something like 33,000 mile
when he pulls up at his final destina
tion.' , - " ,V , -: ' .
His education along geographical
lines Is abnormal already and aside
from acquiring considerable pleasure
Intermingled with Indescribable
hardship he is doing the west con'
slderable good, with his lectures Id
the east. ' '-'-.;' , r
One 'ame Omitted.
In the transcript of the proceeding
of the county court at the last term
the name of F. E. Smith, of Elgin,
was left out of the list of appoint
ments of commissioners of the Eas
tern Oregon Fair Association. "
KILLED 81 II
POPULAR JUNIOR AT UHIVERSITY
MEETS SAD ENDING .
PULLMAN, W'n.. May 19. R. E.
Davidson, a member of the Junior
class and recently elected editor of
the "Chinook," the annual publication
of the Washington State College; is
dead from wounds accidentally re-
celved by the discharge of , a rifle,
which he was cleaning. He was auto
moblling with a party about 15 miles
south of Pullman when the accldeut
occurred. Death was Instantaneous