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j : I! . BACK 10 HEAD. ' MORE THAN 100 KILLED V -CrA f . C J
vULvi - QTERS ?F "ORSES SEVERAL TOWAS DESTKOVED . , ' -'. ' 1 ' J T : ' ' -
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To say that N. K. West aud his aides
rere busy all day to day would be
making a very mild statement'' 4
Dr. James" Withycombe, Judge of the
horwshow. hadhls jvork cut; (out Jor
htm this afternoon. Never before, in
the history of Eastern Oregan has so
much value in horseflesh been seen
" H vorth from 200 to $2,000 were In
ight from any point along the line
of march, ana to say tnat the ag
gregate value of all the stock shown
raches Into the tens of thousands Is
making a very conservative state
ment. ,.' ' ' j . y.
At least 5,000 people were lined up
on either side of Adams avenue dur
ing the parade, and as every group
had picked its favorites in advance,
the applause was constant .
The parade started at 2:00 at 8th
and M, proceeded north to Adams ave,
np Adams to Second, south on Second
to Main, east on Main to Depot, down
Depot to Adams and up Adams to the
reviewing stand. The parade was
several blocks In length, over seventy
five horses participating.
Formation of The Parade.
The formation of the parade was as
follows: La Grande band, Dr. James
Withycombe in carriage, laly riders.
H lady drivers, gentlemen's single driv-
J era, gentlemen's double driver.
PercheroriB. ClvrieRrfnlpn. Shire
Roadster Stallions," Thoroughbred,
Jacks, Mules, Draft Horses, All Pur
pose teams. . ' . ..
Dr. James Withycombe, of fhe Uni
ted States experiment station at Cor
vallis, judged all the stock and award
ed the prizes.
The promoters of the horse , show
deserve great credit for the untiring
work they have done to make thin the.
most successful horse show in the
nostory of ' East6rn Oregon.
Owing to the Immense amo'unt of
work connected with the making 'of
awards, we are unable to announce
the full Hat, but give below all that
were decided upon up to 3:30.
Ladles Saddle Horses. "
Three classes Class A: Miss Mira
Glenn, first; Mrs. Herman Siegrist,
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12.-
People of San Francisco are face to
'ace with a situation more grave than
tbat which confronted them during
Schmitz'B administration Is the decla
ration of Prosecutor Heney, who, in
nehalf of the city 'prosecuted Patrick
vainoun for alleged bribery. Heney,
ees in Calhoun's failure himself to
take the stand in the trial closing,
nd lu the determination of Calhoun's
defense not toe all witnesses, an ad
mission of his guilt. ' :
Heney said to the Tnited Press to
"The failure, of .Calhoun to put a ;
witness UDon the stand or take
tt6 Stand hlmaoir A.,rt 4hA nnan
trial in nno i ..lL......,!..
n the one that he is guilty, and
not ailhmlt titmulf A nrnguv. I
iwiuocii lu vftuav -
ANGELES. June 12. A small
lrtr of wealthy southern California
"wters will leave In September tor an
ifcition" to Africa, beginning at
"j fliartoum and working.. outhward
Miss Ruth Russell, third
Class B: Miss, .Gaskell firsts Miss
Wallsinger, second; Miss Zoefegg.
thlrdi .Class C:,MiS8 Kirtley, first;
Miss lary . JPenington,. second;- Miss
Ladies Driving Teams. -Miss
Etta Foley, first horse owtH
(Continued to Page 8).
BOTH LOCAL AND COUNTT
ORGANIZATIONS HERE TODAY
Local Met During; Forenoon County
Union Called to Order at 1 o'clock,
And Adjourned Until After The
Horse Show Several Subjects ef
- Great Importance Discussed in The
Afternoon. ' y
t . :
As announced .in the Observer yes
terday the farmers belonging ta the
La Grande local met this tuornlnl?""at'
10 o'clock and transacted some im
portant business. The local meeting
was in a way preliminary to the coun
ty meeting called for the afternoon.
Promptly at 1:30 the county union
was called together, and then immedi
ately adjourned in order' that the
members, many of whom were directly
Interested might view the rose show
parade. , After the excitement incident
to the parade was over, and the va
rious members had time to return to
the hall; the meeting was : again cal
led to order and the transaction of
business begun. The farmers intend
this year to huy their gralij sacks and
-a good many other things' in quanti
ties, and expect to get the benefit of
quantity reductions In price.
to Testify Says
Fortwo years Calhoun's
subsidized newspapers have been bit
terly assailing every person connec
ted with the prosecution, charging all
sorts of crime against them. In an
swer to thessv baseless charges the
prosecution flirew "open its doors. Ru
dolph Spreckels, James Phelan and
i Charles Cobb took the' stand and the
defense was invited , to make their
charges good by cross examination.
The charges disappeared like snow
before a midday sun. After seeking
an' opportunity for two years to tell
his story Calhoun "is now afraid to
talk. The crime of which he is ac
cused pales into insignificance when
comDared with the methods adopted
by him to prevent indictment and con-
UnUflllt COn Vlctlon." '
with the Intention of meeting the
Roosevelt party that la gradually
working "northward from the Uganda
district . The name of the party are
to be withheld until Just before the
atart , .. . .. ', ' ' .,
LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE.,
First News for .Some Time Hones
Cave Out Crossing Sand.f Desert
rarty Imi Slowly Undei
goe Many Hardships, But Is Anx
;Ious to Reach Elephant Country.
NAI VASHA;- British East; . Africa!
June 12. The first news of Roose
velt's expedition since his departure
for Kljabe was received, here .today
when a messenger arrived. A native
returned for fresh horses, as the trip
across the desert incapaclpated some
mounts. He said the party is travel
ing slowly, undergoing many hnrd
ship i while tyitR to Teacn Lumbwi
elephant district. , -
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12. Prep
arations were completed today for the
departure tonight of 100 business men
who will tour the Pacific Northwest
In a special raln. The will via!",
the Seattle exposition on California's
'Promotion day," Tuesday, June 45.
The party will arrive in Portland,
Monday at 6'clock a. m., and depart
for Seattle an hour and a half later.
Friday morning at 3 ' o'clock the
party will leave Seattle and arrive in
KNOWN AS KING OF YEGGMEN
' TEST BADI.l WANTED
Possej Busy Searching .For Nalcd
Prisoner Confederates Sawed Bars
Out of Jail Window and Took Him
Away in Automobile Is Wanted by
Police of 36 CrUes Called "Toronto
CINCINNATI, June ,12. posse is
searching , for ."Toronto . Jimmie,1'
known as the king of yeggman',', who
was Rescued from the county jail at
Williamstown, Ky., , 40 miles from
here, last night Thq prisoner,' is
wanted in S cities, i'onfederaics
sawed every every ' bar in the Jail
windowf'and flcaped withih pr,,Bonr
an automobile. '
Turkish ' Ttooyi Lost.
CHIC ACQ, June 12. Advices were
retlfed here today that a transport
bearing 500 Turkish troops Is strand-1
ed off Dsbedda. Many soldiers were
drowned. No details have been recelv-
ed. b'ut it Is surpassed that, the' dls- j
asteir.was caused by the treachery of i
The Little Creek, Irrigation Asso
ciation was organized at the Mor
mon 1 church Thursday,, night ' with
James England president George
Horne rice president, and J. W. Bax
ter secretary.' Constitution and by-
laws'were adopted and steps taken to
n.rft hm nrnn ration in other ways,
About thirty were president covering
a large majority of the water user on
the Ames tract Union Republican.
iur nomt lime Horses Jejrs irom ; jihi-hp I li Viu ti.u I
TO TBUR THE IIORTHWEST SOON
SATURDAY, JUNE 12,
News from . Marseilles Says . That
Shock Mas Felt In Many Larger
Cities Thought That LUt of Kllkd
is Larger Than Reported District
Affected Lies In Southern Part of
. France. : ' .'. i
MARSEILLES, France, June 12.
Between 50 and 100 are known to be
dead as a , result, of, an earthquake
wlhch shocked southern France last
night, according to advices received
here tonigl?( L, lb .believed that tt.ts
death list is larged. Seven hamlets
In the vicinity of " Lafare and Saint
Aamat are practically destroyed. The
property losi ie tremendous. Scores of
larger cities felt the shock.
Tacoma two hours later. They will
be entertained for a few hours by
the Tacoma chamber of commerce
and the board. of trade, and will then
start for Portland, where they will
arrive at 3:30 in the afternoon. The
Portland Commercial club will act
as host' until 11 p. m. when the visi
tors leave for home. The , special
trr. Vlll be equipped with wireless
for the use of the members of the
party,'. ' , '
FELLOW OFFICERS FEAR
1 FOR FUNSTON'S SAFETY
Believe That Recent AtUck Was Made
With Marderens Intent by Former
Soldier Whom Fansten Had Sent to
Prison Guard Placed About Quar
ters Funstoa Makes Light of !
cident ' " ' ;
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kas., June
12. Many officers of this post believe
that the attack upon' General Freder
ick Funston at his home several nights
ago was made with murderous intent.
As a jresult of this belief, the guard
about 'the . officer's quarters baa been
doubled and every effort made' to pre
vent it repetition of the occurrence. .
While Funston makes light of the
Incident, it is the impression-among
the officers that the attack was made
by a, former soldier whom Funston
sentenced to prison while he was at
the Presidio in San Francisco. ;
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Storm en Black Sea Sinks Torpedo
' ' ' Boat
ST. PETERSBURG,- June 12.
Twenty members of the crew were
drowned today when 4he Russian tor
pedo boat Kambala sank in a storm on
the Black Sea. The captain, first lieu
tenant and chief engineer were among
the drowned. '" '.'. .
The Experimented Station.
A trip to the Union experiment sta-
tlon l,s worth while Just now. The big
farm never looaea oeuer inan at ine
j present time, and the work being done
.is a credit to the Superintendent and
hls assistants, Union Republican.
tire Interstate 'cotdmerc lommlsblon
will visit the cities ofthp Pacific.', coast
In August and Seyteinber ta.lhresh
out the difficulties arising' Ver -rail'
IIIIS HIS WIFE
SAN FRANCISCO, June i2.-The
body of the woman found flouting lu
the ocean off Fort Point yesterday,
has been identified as Mrs. Caroline
Stelnman, wife of Edward Stolnman,
an employe of the United Railroads.
Stelnman does not think his wife com
KNIGHTS OF THE GRIP.
Hold Forth at the Scuttle- Fair
Today. : '. :''-7 V.
SEATTLE, June 12. The exposition
today is in the hands of the members
of the United Commercial Travelers
organizations of Oregon, Washington
and British Columbia. This is travel
ing men's day at the fair.
The drummers began the festivities
this morning with a parade in which
two thousand men participated. It
was one of the largest and best pa
rades ever seen In Seattle, and was
held down town to give the people
an idea of the number of men selling
goods in the Northwest." '
HILL VISIT HA WHAN
ISLANDS IN SEPTEMBER
WASHINGTON, June 12. William
R. Wheeler, manager of the Califor
nia Traffic association and Senator
Dillingham, chairman of the inter
state immigration commission will
v,jt Hawaii In September to investi
gate labor conditions In the Islands.
Tie visit !h authorized by the com
mission. " : ' !: .'
TAX MEASURE VETOED ;
! BY ILLINOIS GOVERNOR
SPRINGFIELD, June 12. Gov, De
neen today vetoed. the "business cor
poratlon act.!' designated to tax cor
relations t n-t wentleth ot one pev
centof their capital stock. The gov?
ernor1 pointed out that in return for
the tax, corporations would be al
lowed many, privileges and that the
measure passed by the
does not provide enough safeguards..-
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J'Dont Forget, Firemen.
Fire Chief Jones wants all the fire
men at the meeting Monday night final
arrangements for -.the races In which
they will participate on the Fourtn
will be completed. This 1b a matter
which ;will interest every patriotic cl-
tleen of the city, and La Grande wish
es to retain her prestige as having the
best volunteer fire protection In the
: Rev. Glbbony, pastor of the Presby
teHa,n charges, at Elgin and Summer-?
vlile, Is here today. . v"
BERKELEY, Calif., June 12. Love
of finery and pretty clothes which she
was 'unable to purchase Is given by
pretty Mrs. Jean Thurnher, bride of
a few months, as a reason ror a ser-
of. petty thefts from homes In the
fashionable residence section of this
city, according to the police. She Is
u.-ine en rcau irdgnt vales 1
coa8t and mountain --joints. , The.
cities where the meetings will be held .
are Salt Lake. Tnooma. Seajtli,, $io-. nn
nane, j-oruana, Sao t'rancUco. ,
Angeies ana riioenix, Arizona. . .
mitted suicide. ' He says they have
been married for 16 years, and lived,
May 19th, when his wife left home
with a party(of friends to spend the
day at the beach, she carried a bag
containing between flOO and $200.
0E WOMAN DROWNED
POLICE PROMPT TO SAVB
Philadelphia Sicumer Splits In Two,
And Sinks M bile Trrln? lo VhU
Landing ISO Precipitated Intrf The
Water Police Patrol Boats Sate '
Many Lives Several Taken to Hos
PHILADELPHIA, June J2.-An .uj
identified woman was drowned In the
Delaware river today when the steam-'
er Shearwater turned turtle at' the
Chestnut street wharf, throwing 150
passengers into the water. That scores
of lives were not lost was due to the"
prompt action of the police patrol
boats. Several Injured were moved
to hospitals. The boat was making a
landing when the accident occurred.
Apparently It split and parted the
deck line. The hull sank while the
superstructure floated with many
clinging to It '. : .' " v
To Determine Champlonshlit. . .
SALEM, June 12. The Salem high
school meets the Washington high-,
school of Portland on Willamette Ual- 6
verslty field this afternoon to-Meter-
mine the lnter-scholaatic champion-
ship of Oregon. .
Overman Scores Tarlfl.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Juiia l.W
SeiAtor Overman, pf North Carollnv,
today delivered a scathing denaoia-
tlon of jthV tariff ,bil on 'the ilopr" of ' (
the senate. : He charged ' thVlUpiib- ff
Hcans with . violating the pledge toji-f T
tained-in ,the national platform, end i
announced his intention of cas'.'.nif 1 is
vote against the bill I '; ' ' t- -
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t Rev-; a Mrs. .George EllisoT pi- i
ker,' .City., are visiting Iri', '.WrthafH j
Crandall. ; : ' .' 'w .,4t: h '
twenty years old. Her
caused by the theft of articles valued
at $166 from the home otJV WjUJlr--vln.
When questioned she' admitted t
taking articles of small value from a' i
dozen homes; and told the police that
she entered the borne of Mrs. R. B
Rlchey with a skeleton key. , Glrvlnt
will prosecute the girl, '