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VOLUME VIII. LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, QBE., FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1909. NUMBER 182.
DAY OF AMUSEMENT TO
DIE IN SOCIETY BALL
One of The. Latest Bits of News From
Fourth of July Heudquarters Is An
nouucemcnt of Grand Society Ball
on The Evening- of The Fourth Lo
cal Society Leaders Will Foster The
Flan Will be Mid-Summer's Social
-Acme of Success.
A ball the social event of the mid
summer season to be given under
the auspices of the Fourth of July
Celebration committee, fostered and
supported by the elite, bound to be the
height of the committee's attainments;
such is the latest information from
the Fourth of July committee today. It
will be the closing serenade to a day
of amusement and celebration.
Today the ball Is an assured fact,
but is . yet confined to the brains of
the men who gave the idea birth.
Soon, in the immediate future, in fact,
the amuigments will be turned over
to thosih who excel in the engineering
of suth-'a'ftalrs, and the sturdy boos
ters ' who are more proficient in the
principles of how to separate money
from Its owner for publicity purposes
will stand back and drink hearty of
the success which will surely follow
their plans, matured , by them, but
carried on to "finis" by social leaders
or the city,
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:y"y.-.vflood Roads Session.
BALTIMORE. May 21. What has
been by all odda the most successful
session in the history of the National
"Good Roads Congress is nearing its
nd today. The delegates will proceed
to Washington for a concluding ses
sion tomorrow, when several govern
ment experts on highways Improve
ment and conservation will deliver ad
dresses and read papers.
Season's Daintiest Waists
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The New Dutch Collar, Waist.
With the tapering s'eeve effect. An elegant assortment of materials to choose from
They are just the thing forSummer wear.
Prices from $2M $5.00
. TAILORED WAISTS.
HAVE YOU SAW THOSE NEW TAIL
ORED WAISTS WITH THE GIBSON
PLEATS AND SIDE FRONT CLOS-.
ING. IN ALL THE STRIPED, DOT
TED AND CHECKED MATERIAL.
THEY ARE ONLY $U0 and $1.75. ,
Beautiful Embroidered Patterns
' You must see. them to appreciate the style and beauty of this lire. A splendid
showing of strictly new patterns from $1.00 $7.50.
Gas Hen Adjourn.
COLUMBUS, O., May 21 With the
transaction of final business today,
the annual convention of the National
Gas Association of North America will
come to a close and the delegates
will leave for their homes tonight
The session has been very successful,
more than COO men interested in the
natural gas Industry having been rep
resented. "Drummers" hi Session.
JACKSON, Miss., May 21. Enthusi
astic in their declarations that pros
perity is. now abounding in the Gulf
states, the "United Commercial Trav
elers of Mississippi and Louisiana as
sembled in force, here today to hold
their annual grand council. Nearly
a thousand delegates are already in
the city and more are arriving on
every rtaln tills afternoon. Several
thousand dollars will be expended in
liieh entertainment. Trade conditions
are reported to be more favorable at
the present time than in several years.
FORMER TRUSTY TRANSFERRED
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TO ORDOROl s' DUTIES.
New Warden at Boise Puts No Favor
In Orchard's Way,
BOISE, May 21. Harry Orchard, the
star witness for the prosecution of
Haywood and Pettibone, and serving
a life sentence for the murder of For
mer Govenor Steunberg, is now doing
the hardest kind of work in the shoe
Under Warden Whitney he was a
"trusty" in the commissary depart
ment, but Snook the new Warden has
transferred him to hard labor, saying
he must be treated like all life pris
SNAP JOB FOR
A 01, A BAT
AIID HE HIS
SEATTLE SERYANT GIRL
THRASHES THIEF WITH HAT
Discovering a Thief In Her Mistress'
Room She Finds Baseball Bat And
Hits Him, Fills Burglar With Single
Blow Jewels Dropped In SrhuiYle
Thief Knocks Girl Down With Ills
Fist, But Falls to Quiet "Scrapping"
Maid. ' ';J':-: '" ; '
SEATTLE, May 21. There is a bat
tered, disgusted burglar in the city
who has probably made a vow never
again to engage in a nefarious pur
suit until he first has ascertained that
no athletic servant girl is about the
premises armed with base ball para
phernalia. Calara Anderson employ
ed in the home of Leo S. Schwabacher.
President of the Schwabacher Hard
ware Co., awakened late last night by
the odor of gas turned on her room,
with evident intention of asphyxlca
ting her. , She discovered a prowler
in the bedroom of her mistress, who
was absent. She secured a baseball
bat and advanced upon the burglar.
With a heavy swing she caught the
burglar in the back of the neck and
Bent him sprawling. The robber re
gained his feet and knocked the girl
down with his fist. The plucky ser
vant fought, and being equal match
for the invader. In the scuffle the
burglar dropped the jewelry valued
at $2,000, but escaped with $30.
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' A Weston High School. .T"
WESTON, May 20. The taxpayers
of Weston will have a meeting Mon
day, May 31, to decide whether a' high
school will be established or not. The
indications are that a large majority
are in favor of establishing a school
to teach scholars attending grades
higher than the elgth. During the ex
istence of the normal school Weston
had no high school.
WITH , SILK EMBROIDERED PAT
TERNS IN WHITE LAWN, CHAM
PAGNE AND FANCY EFFECTS. ALL
GRADES FROM $.1.0(1 to $7J0.
QUARREL OVER ROAD ENDS
IX DEATH AND INJURIES
Two Neighbors at Geer Springs Not
Far From Pendleton, Quarrel Otcr
Road Met Yesterday And Cllin.ix
Came Man Who Acted as Peace
maker Was Killed And Third Pari)
Wounded by Same Bullet -Dad
Man Left In The Field.
to a report here this morning, Mike
Kyan shot and Instantly killed Will
iam Dixon and perhaps fatally woau-
ded a man named Schubert, the lat
ter s employer, near Geer Springs, 50
miles from here yesterday. The men
were neighbors. Ryan forbade Schu
bert using a certain road and threaten
ing to kill him if he did. Retu.-nlng
home from Milton, Schubert and Dix
on met Ryan as they approached the
disputed road. Ryan pulled a re
volver and Dixon jumped between
Schubert, and Ryan fired. The bul
let kiled Dixon, and hit Schubert. Dix
on's body was found this morning in
b field. Schubert was tafcpn to Wniin
Well, the fianace committee of the
Fourth that is to be were out aain
today, ajyl were even more isucceas
?ul than yesterday. The spirit of the
businessmen was put in concrete form
this morning, when Charlie Dui.n. of
the A. B. C. laundry, yelled to the
committee not to forget him ind crine
up to them' on the street with his
money in his outsretched hand. Not
all the business men did that way, but
there were no lemons, and no ev'dciice
of any, and the committee said that
the amount of money already contri
buted must not be made public for
fear that those who have not e'ven
will say that they do not need any
more. ' ' '
No Coast Today.
The contest committee was too busy
today to count the votes, and the to
tals will probably not be announced
until tomorrow afternoon and Sunday
morning. ' ' ' '; ' .': -V -
0PEIIE0 AT LAST
SIOX IX CASK.
Famous Gateway Case Set to Rest by
PORTLAND, May 21. After months
of worry and anxiety on the part of
the Portland and Oregon businessmen,
the Interstate commission has ruled
that t! Portland gateway shall be
opened and that colonimlc travel
bound bound for Seattle joints, can
pass through Portland.
Early this year the commission started
an Inquiry to determine whether Port
land should be opened as a gateway
for people passing to and from the
Puget Sound on the Northern Pacific
and the hearing was held at Chicago
In March. Many otllclals of both sys
tems gave testimony The commission
took the case under advisement, and
the decision was announced today, so
thart will ao further delay In making
preparations fora great travel to this
part of the country via Portland.
World's Oldest Dentist
PORTLAND, Me., May 21. Dr. R. C.
Chapman of Damariseottw. who claims
to be the oldest practicing dentist in
the world, today celebrated the 87th
anniversary of his birth.
The aged toothpuller was born in
Noblesboro, Me.. May 21, 18S2, and has
been attending to the decayed and dis
eased molars of the people of Daraa-i
riscotta since 1846, a period of sixty
To Save Celestials.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 21. Bishop
Fablano Landl, of the Franclsan or
der, accompanied by Father Antoninus
Murphy, sailed today for China, to
take charge of the missionary work
of the order in the interior of the
dragon empire. Bishop I-andl was un
til recently stationed In Boston. It is
feared that his new field of endeavor
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and dangers, as the natives of central
unma are sata to be violently opposed
to the teachings of all Christian mis
TAKES HER OWN LIFE AFTER
Two Children Bond And A Third Dy
ing as Result.
MIDLETON. Ky May 21. Heart
lessly cutting the throats of her three
children, aged 10 months, seven years
and 10 yetMi8.,'twis Carstem at
tractive, and 33, committed suicide in
the same way today. John, aged sev
en, is expected to die beore night and
the other two are dead. ,
The mother was temporarily Insane,
and It is supposed she was enraged by
some act of the children. She seized
a razor and started her fiendish work.
TOPICS OF IMPORTANCE DISCUSS.
ED' BY SPEAKERS.
Mrs. Shepard Will f tadiet Uaien Srr-
The second day of tat W. C. T. V.
convention, held la the Christina
church, was just as good aa the first.
At 9:30 this morning a devotional
service was conducted by Mrs. R. W.
eighton, and Immediately afterward .
Mrs., Wolfe, of Union, led the discus-
ion of "State Plans," regarding tem
perance work. At U o'clock a general
discussion . of "None-Alcoholic Medi
cation" was caused by Mrs. R. L.
Mathews' paper on that subject. Near
ly every one present took part, and the
hour proved very interesting. The
spirit of the discussion was very much
opposed to the employment of niede-
flnes in which one of the principal
ingredients Is alcohol. Mrs. Sadio
Clark read a very Interesting paper on
Systematic Giving." Mrs.J.D. Gillian
led the noon tide prayer service.
The afternoon devotional service
was conducted by Mrs, Shepard, and
the remainder of the program Included
a paper by Mrs. McGee on "The W. C,
T. IT. and the Public Schools," a dis -
uBsion oy me paBiors oi me cnurcnes
on the prospect for a stricter and
better enforcement of the prohibition
A .song by Miss Frances Breckea-1 purpose of the great Vanderbllt sya
rldge followed and the reports of tern Is to exteud lines to Seattle and
committees. Sunday will be a very
busy day for Mrs. Shepard, for at 11 It is understood to the Intention of
o'clock she will conduct a service aiithe Chicago k Northwestern road U
Island City; at 3 o'clock she will hold extend to the coast by an extension
a meetlna in Alicel. and under hrr iiflhtRlirV Mltla Una wlmn. woci.r.
leadership a Union service will be held
in me i-reiYierin cnurcn in mis
city at 8 o'clock In the evening. No
other services will be held in the
evangelical churches of .the city on
TO TELL FACTS
MRS. SHEPARD WOULD LET
PEOPLE KNOW INSIDE FACTS
Scathing Arraignment on Saloon
Made by Speaker at Institute
Speaker I'aluts a Sisn Board That
Would do Well, She Saj. on 111
Occasions And Some of The Near
beer Joints Speaker Is Entertalnlaa;
And Delights Her Hearers.
- BANKS FOR LOSING.
Open all day and night, back doors
on Sundays. Nothing recelred here,
but good money. Nothing paid back,
but disease, disgrace depredation and
death. A free ticket to destruction to
all who par wel at this eonnten sit
extra dividend of delirium tremons to
all old depositors. Free tickets fur.
ntshed to all cemeteries, entitllna; d
posltors to a drunkard's grave aid a
potter's field. Free transportation to
all children of depositors, e BtUHay
them to entrances in alms' house aud
orphanages, for others to support.
The above is the sign which Mrs. E.
E. Shepard. who is the leading light
at "W. C. T. I. Institute now in pro
gress at the Christian church would
have suspended over every saloon la
Oregon , and. some of the neaibeor
joints of La Grande. In her remark
able address delivered last evealag,
she dwelt at length on this thnm
banks for losing, v -
Mrs. Shepard : itsa talented speaker'
and her oratory was heard at its beat
When she related, .tjie .'wyr of tha
sign with which she would brand
every door of every saloon in the
country, had she her way.- "I want
It In big red letters so that any qb
driving - by rapidly, or running at
broaUnm k speed, could discern tns
words at a glance,"' said the speaker.
REPORTS TOMORROW NIGHT.
Oatcerne of CorTallis Meet i We
v Ictlnfzed by Observer.
As quickly as the Western I'alou
can transmit the message telling ot
the outcome of the Coivallls meet to
morrow night, the Observer will act!
fy the interested ones with bullttti
at the usual Observer bulletin boards,
tt Is always tedious tasks to get men
sages through en an ccaston Uk
this and it aaay o'clock or1 afUr
before the tidings art received" kar.
La Grand will I . the artf
seat until it Is knows what shewfcg
was aaada by th local athletes la M
weights and jumps.
RUMORED THAT C ST. P. ANk K.
ROAD WILL EXTEND LINK. -
Northwestern Behind The HysterlsM
VANCOUVER, B. C, Hay 21. Be
fore departing over the Canadian Pa
cific fnr h Hunt tnrtnv A W. T.
; holm, the. General Manager for the
. nit ago, at raui ft Minneapolis and
the Omaha railroad, who has toured
i the northwest, declared, that while.
j not siteaklne oITlclallv. he believed tha
other Puget Sound cities.
j terminus is Lander, Wyoming. It is
' renonea surveyors are now eneated
In location work in Idaho and that tha
Northwestern system Is a real backer
of the mysterious North Bank Una,
now building westward froia Spokane
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