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Zl'BER BULDIXO SEAR GEDDES
later In The Sight Geddes Store lg.
nltcd And Second Cull Issued.
Two separate fires in the dead of
night, one resultant from the other,
: Is the story of fire facts In La Grande
i last night. The Geddes store was
nore or less damaged by the last fire,
. and stock carried in the store was
damaged to the extent of about 100.
This does not include the loss of bro
ken glass and the burned parts of
(, . . .
At 1:15 this morning the depart
'inent was called out to fleht a fi nf
iunknnwn nrlcln In a nttatrA ... t
-o vviiafet, iuui irt i
east of the Geddes store. WTitle the
flames were beyond control In that
structure, the department did, by
prompt appearance and energetic ef
forts succeed in stopping a spread to
near-by houses." After the victory.
Chief Jones employed two watchmen,
and the department dlsmred.
Breaks Out Anain.
At 3 o'clock, the waUhmen discov
red evidence of a fire in the rooi:un
of the Geddes store, a;,'! the sett;:::!
.alarm for the night was turned In.
With alacrity the department was
again on the scene and managed to
j stay the progress of the flames, orig
(Inatfng in the wooden portion of the
roof after the Iron sheeting had be
tme heated by the adjacent blaze.
The store was well filled with smoke,
but water damage to the stock was
light. It was a short but bitter fight,
and a general conflagration of that
section of the town was avoided by
the systematic attacks on the fire by
Cottage loss Heaiy.
Cash loss to Mrs. Zuber will easily
total $1500, for the house was built
at a coat of $1800 and had recently
L. W. Hornbeck, the man arrested
at Baker City yesterday on the charge
f non-support of wife and child was
taken before Justice Angus Stewart
today, but on account of District At
; tui ney I van hoe being a t Union, the
time of hearing waa postponed." '
On the 16th of March, 1908, Horn
beck was 'tried on a similar charge!
and was sentenced to serve one vear
the penitentiary, butm giving ond
fill EMI (IKED
PASSENGER SERVICE AT STAND
STILL FOR SEVERAL HOURS
Two freight cars of an estra east
arly thla morning, demoralized traf
fic on the mainline for several hours.
The accident occurred near Durkee,
; and waa not cleaned up until after
the wrecker had arrived from La
Grande and apent several houra of dil
igent work on the mess. No one waa
ut. It waa another of the many
. minor, but lucky wrecks which hap
; Pen on the mountain llnea. . .
Paasenger train No. 11. due here at
4y :15, backed up to Huntington and let
Sheen repaired and generally renovaTsJ
ror a. family that was hnt ,n
! In. While thrt km .. . .
...sua- .. J5 1UH omjjgj
to the ground, charred debris is all
mat remains of It. It is nartlaUv rv-'
ered by insurance. ?
; nile the origin is unknown. It is
Bhue p"r 011 T"nli-
What would have happened had the
department not gained the mastery of
tne Geddes fire Is a matter of conier-
quantity of coal oil. An explosion
soon arter tne Are had started would
mean disastrous results to the build
ing and to many otherB in that vicinity
jiecord SUII Holds.
For many years the department here
has been holding an envious record
of not letting a fire get beyond their
control, The secondary blaze last
evening was, in a measure,. a spread
from the first fire, but for all that the
department had ' left the scene and
most of them had retired for the sec
ond time that night
F. L. MYERS, REPRESENTING CITY '
! OF LA GRANDE.
Trl-State Contention of Bankers
CtiU'd to Order In Seattle.
CiA" 7:.3, Juno 24. Th3 Tij-State
Banker's Convention was called to
order in the Moore theatre this morn
ing. Nearly 600 financiers of Washing-
ton, Oregon and Idaho are present. ,
xu. ia lue iiiui ume a joint session j
nas ueen neia since iauo. the day's
session ended with an address on the
"Pacific Northwest from an Eastern
Standpoint," by J.F. Allen of. New
York Qity. ,
Aiuohg the Eastern Oregon repre
sentation at this Important meeting is
F. L. Meyers, cashier of the La Grande
National bank in this city. He is the
only representative from La Grande. I
While in the exposition city to attend
this convention, he will visit the A-Y-P.
to pay his wife and child the sum of
$30. per month, he was given a parole
and it is alleged that he made the
payments . up until the time of his
sentence expired and then dropped
payments. He will probably be tried
on the same charge, and this time it
is not likely that a parole will be giv
en to him. , -t ' .
Hornbeck's hearing has been set for
tomorrow at ten o'clock.
the fast No. 7, due here at 9:35 a. m.
pass it. The latter train reached La
Grande at 2:15 p. m.. and the train
which should have come first, followed
it an hour later.
. Call For Bank Statements.
WASHINGTON, June 24. Control
ler today issued a call for statements
of the condition of all National banks
at the close of business, June 23.
LA GEANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE.
WILL BE HERE ON MONDAY
PUSH WORK WHERE IT. WAS
North Canal Locations Will be Con
tinned at Once.
The board of managers of the irriga
tion project received a telegram today
from Engineer C. T. Darley, from
Wellsville, Utah, that he would arrive
here- Monday morning, ready to con
tinue the work of locating the line for
the canal on the north aide of the
river. .' . ' ,
He also wired the board that he had
forwarded a map showing details of
certain parts of the work covered by
him prior to his departure. The board
have been quite restless for several
days as they desired the work pushed
through' as rapidly as possible.
A lull in irrigation quarters has
been occasioned of late by illness In
the family of the engineer who had
the canals surveys In charge. He
left for .0? den several -days ago In
tending to be gone for a brief time
only, but as he ;:lk to w .; - in
form the conii:.-,e ":ero ii ny va.:,
telegrams hau been sjni him, inquir
ing for particulars about his return.
It is this condition of affairs that
is responsible for the Inactivity n lr
,-igatIon circles, and not apathy among
the committees in charge
A son to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brlgss,
Staikey, Wednesday, June 23, 1909.
MEt FROU EAST HA YE CITES IT
If An) thing Wrong Exists, Correct
. Charters Are Scare.
La Grande Is now being governed
by the new charter. The third time
wufciijvocu iu vuaiui. At any rate
several of the acknowledged authori
ties on charter proceedings In the
east looked this over! and submitted
their Instructions, which were strictly
followed, and if there is anything
wrong this time It simply shows the
folly of trying. to comply, with the
whinis of certain attorneys. ,
The city floated bonds several times
under the first charter and if this
new charter is defective it can fall
back on the. old one. However there
is little liklihood of such a condition.
Boosters To Gather M Burns
For Big Boostiesi in July
SALEM, June 24. Within a few
days delegations will leave for Burns,
Oregon, where a meeting of the Ore
gon Idaho Development Congress will
be held July 1, 2, and 3. Delegates
from Welser and Northern Idaho, will
go with the proposition to hare the
THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1909.
SHORT. SENSIBLE SENTIKCES
THE CIItRCH THE GREATEST IX
STITUTIOX OX EARTH.
First f Speeches at Banquet to be
Published as Tor PromUe. ,
Deeming that the speeches delivered
at the Commercial club banquet last
Monday night are all worthy of pub
lication, the Observer will carry out
Us announced intentions of publishing
parts, or all of a great many of the ad
dresses. President ColUer'a opening
address and report, will be reproducd
tomorrow for the benefit of those who
did not hear it. Dr.'s. W. Seemann's
words, spoken that night, follow:
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: i am
quite Bure, that I am expected, being
a minister, to have eloquence on tap,
but you will not expect me on this no
tice to say anything that will V- par
ticularly edifying.or pleasing or en
tertaining. If I am to 3yjfaU cs 'Oar
Church," the churches at La Grande,
I am sure, that f have a theme that
o-'c;ht ' -:t ; it ouly my deepest
:teieE t' j nthuslasm, but the
intert . riasm of every man
who loves his home, of every man who
IoveB his family, of every man who
loves his city, of every man who loves
his state, of every man who loves his
nation. We understand, and all those
who have" read history, all those
should know something about civlli
civiljzation of that land.
We know that the history of dila
tion during those nineteen cen
WOULD SEM) ORGANIZERS '10
Declared That The Doctrine of Free
. Raw Material Was Unjust.
WASHINGTON, June 24. Denounc
ing the doctrine of free admission to
the country of raw material, Pouator
Bailey; in the ' senate today made a
savage attack upon the trusts, assert
ing that the only means of destroying
them Is to send sthoir organizers and
operators to the penitentiary.' "Doc
trine of free raw material Is unjust,
undemocratic," be aald. "Instead of
being the policy of the democratic
party It was never accepted until
188S. . When tariff'.was. removed from
raw materials it comes necessary to
increase the tariff on other materials
In order to raise the revenues. If I
whb Attorney General I would sue to
dissolve the states Bteel trust."
proposed railroad extended to the
Coeur De Alene mining district Two
day will be devoted to discussions and
reports on the Coos Bay railroad pro
ject The third day an old-tlms
Fourth of July celebration will be
turles has virtually been" a history of!
the Christian t hurch, and we kuow !
that as civilisation advances Into the !
nations of the world, that civilization j
is preceded by the church of Jesus
Christ. 'Missionaries are the advance
guard of ilvilliation, and no cornmun-1
iiy can prosper, no community an in- i
vlte the best citizenship, no cornmun- j
Ity can attract new settlers, which
does not highly regard the church, fcnd
which" does not, gentlemen, esteem the
church of Jesus Chritt. And so If you
are interested In the development of
our city. If you are Interested In the
growth and development of the beau
tiful and splendid Grande Ronde Val
ley,, I am sure you ' will sustain the
churches of this valley and the
churches or our own beautful city. And
so I am glad to call your attention in
u iuiButution jhat invites your sym
pathy and your aid and your co-opera
tion. I am glad tonight to stand in
your mldBt as one who Is to speak for
the greatest Institution on the earth,
the most potent factor of civilization,
the one Institution that Is necessary
both for the safety and security of
our homes, for the welfare of our
families, for the becurlty of our gov
ernment, and for the development of
our civilization. Thank you, gentle
men. ItEGISTEU AT AX EARLY HOUR
i.:d Mo. 1 i:i...rti tW Oat Of
Dangerous I'iis nid Kuunln;
SEATTLE, June 24. The Shawmut
car, second in the New York to Seattle
race, arrived at the exposition at
5:33 this morning after an exhaunting
fight with deep snow in the Snopual
ni le pass In the Cascades. Owing to
the early hour of arrival the car was
not greeted by the crowds. Driver P. A.
Pettinglll and Mechanic K. H.'Mes
ser, weut to. bed at the nearest hotel.
Their time was 23, days, 16 hours and
33 minutes. "'
Fori car No. 1, which will be third,
is reported to have passed through
the Sno'iualmle pass at day break, it
should cross the finish line this after
Seven -homestead entries, one addi
tional homestead entry and two timber
and stone claims were filed In the
local land office today. William Birch,
of Baker City, John Kalogeropulos, of
Holdman, Ore., Agal Xedes, of Hold
man, Ore., George E. Bader, of Pull
man, Wash., Walter E. Glapsey, of
A Y P CROUHDS
GREEKS ATTACK FREIGHT CRlW
AND CASE IS NOW !N COURT i
Kough house In the truest sense of
the word, was enacted at the Union
Junction last Tuesday noon, and aside
from severe drubbings sustained by
a freight crew from La Grande at the
hands of 21 rate Greeks, the case was
In court at Union today. The story
has been held In abyance until to
day. It seems that Tuesday noon a
freight crew was doing some switch
nig at Union, and accidentally bumped
a car into a Greek outfit car with con
siderable force, scattering dishes In
LAW III 1AIICEII
OLD RULES ARE
( . ... .
RESTRICTION SEEMS LIKELY
-iit 1.AWS STORX OF PKOi
House Insurgents Decide to Change
Many rmaillus; Laws.
OLYMPIAi June 24. Working un
der the theory that because reorganl
xation was defeated, the special ses
sion la proceeding under rules adopted
at the regular session. Members of ;
the house insurgents at a caucus late
last night decided to Introduce a bill,
and attempted to repeal several laws
passed ty the last session. The antl
cigarbiL law which raised a storm
of protest la one of the bills agalnat
which an attempt is being made to
um cuauge. ?
There Is a sentiment against con
tinuing the session. It may be strong
enough to rule out all business except
that pertaining to the insurance com
missioner and other offlceis' depart
ments. Investigated . by a legislative
committee. Insurgents are of the opin
ion that action of the victors In the
japeakershipTsht has Hr.'cvUh tor--
rlers and that : the way is open for
any legir,!r,lou the members care to
Four Men Drowned. 1 ' ' .,
CONX'ONNTLLY, Wash., June 24.
Word has been received of the drowu-
t ing of four men in the Columbia river
j Tuesday, afternoon by' the sinking of
a ferry boat," Bert tind Rich Webber,
farmers, two hired men and twenty
head of horses were 1o8t. Wives of
the two farmers witnessed the drown
ing from th bank.
W. J. Bryan Jr. Married.'
GRAND LAKE,. Colo., June 24.
William Jennings Bryan, Jr., and Miss
liulen Berger. of Milwaukee, were
married' here today,'- '
BIC Dtlii TODAY
Pullman, Wash., Richard H. Baker, of
Copperfleld, Ore., and Mary M. Chris
man, of Weatherby, Ore., alt home
stead entries; George Xedes. of Hold
man, Ore., made additional homestead
entry, and Walter E. Pratt and Irwin
D. Smutz, both of Alicel, flld timber
and stone claims. , . ' ;
W. AT II
several directions. The Greeks raised
a demonstration In words without
music, actuating one of the train crew
to strike the Interpreter. A general
melee followed in which Yankee fists
were outdone by Greek numbers.
Through Ageut Shaw, the Greeks were
arrested and arraigned on charges of
assault, 21 being defendants. Justice
Maxwell bound them over until to
day, when District Attorney Ivanbo
appeared at 10 o'clock in Union for
the state, and L. J. Davis of Union,
for the defendants. '