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Will BOARD IS
ACTS HERE FOR
SETTLES WATER OISPUTES
LOCAL ATTORXEY TAKES
s EVIDENCE HEARD.
MUCH IHTEHEST IH THE HEARING
Saxton of Baker Is Board Iterator
Who Sits During Hearing.
Oregon's first water board held itc
first meeting at Cove today when evi
dence was taken and claims presen
ted on which the board will base its
ajudictlon of water "rights In Mill
Creek which flow through Cove. F.
M. Saxton, division superintendent of
Division No. 2, with headquarters at
Baker City, was the board representa
tive at Cove today, and while some
delay was occasioned this afternoon,
it is thought that the hearing will be
Some time ago parties at Cove us
ing water from Mil Creek, complained
to the newly formed water board that
rights are not equitable. On June It,
is pursuance to the jorder? .nnd ,nr
tlce of the board, a state engineer
went over the territory, and today all
claims for water rights nnd evidenco
to substantiate the claims, were taken
befor Mr. Saxton.
Attorney C. E. Cochran was called
from La Grande to act as an attorney
In the case. This being the first ap-
i- ' f. S.
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amuce or the new bo.rd rnn.M.
able Interest in manifested. It i,
hoped satisfactory settlement can be
reached In this way, and curtail the
great amount of litigation that Invar
iably follows water disputes: : .
XEIDXER CASE OX.
Local Receher's Suit Against, Thon,,,.
son In Progress.
PORTLAND. June 29.-The trisu of
the case of Walter Neidner, Re-elver
of the Farmers and Traders National
bank at La Grande, against Asa B.
Thompson, for collection of a note
given on the bank. Is in promts
here, being heard without a jrry,
Thompson in the defense, allege 4he
note was an accommodation paper, i.nd
was without valuable consideration.
Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court's
Decision In Matter.
OLVMPIA, une 29. The State Su-'
preme Court has unanimously affirmed
a decision of the local Superior court,
holding the Northern Pacific guilty of
violating the 1907 law limiting to 16
hours per day, the employment of all
trainmen. The company admitted meu
.W9.JfjnilDjred 19 coUlnuotuMkurs,
contending the state law does not aD-
lly; first because men running oe
tween Seattle and Huntington, B. C.,'
are engaged In International com
merce; second, because congress pas
sed the 16 hour law, which, while not
effective at the time, barred any state
STYLES, LONG SLEEVE, WHITE AND
PATTERNS, 68c AND UP, ,
THAT IS SURE TO INTEREST YOU,"
V FOR OUR BROKEN LINES CONTAIN NO SHOD
DY SHOES BOUGHT FOR A SALE, BUT EVERY '
PA9IR IS A GOOD STYLE AND A HIGH QUAL
ITY SHOE. ...-:.. ..
LADIES SHOES 93c AND UP. ' ' ' '
" ' CHILLVS SHOES 89c AND up. .
"MEN'S SHOES $1.95 AND UP. : f" h
COME THIS WEEK AND SEE THEM. ;YOU
CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS BARGAIN
EVENT. ' ; y:
STORE THAT SAVES YOU
IiA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. ORE..
ACOMA MAN IS
WANTS THE COURT CLEANSED
HIGH TRIBOAL IX WASHIXGTOX
ZZZiZCi iu rLAVIXG.
EIGHT JUSTICES INVOLVED IN CASE
Either Politics or Money Said to Actu-
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ate Court Decisions.
TACOMA, June 29. Demanding an
investigation of the State
Court by the legislature, Attorney
Herbert N. Dewolfe, of Tacoma, has
filed with the legislature a complaint
Wb cn every member ot tne court.
'Atei)l Juase ratKer, ts cnarged with
"directly and wilfully violating their
oath, that In four specifically named
cases, erroneous declsons were han-
de down, either for monetary con-
omomuuu ui yuuucai prestige.
In three cases cited, In which De-
wolfe was counsel for the Interest of
the Stone & Webster people, operating
the Seattle Electric Company which
were the concerned. The fourth case
,1a. tbe Mutual - Life Insurance Com
pany, represented ny attorneys inter
ested In the Post Intelligencer, a vic
tor by the court's decision. The Jus
tices who are charged with corruption
are: Rudkln, Fullerton, Mount, Dun
bar, Crow, Cose, Chad wick Morris.
Dewolfe says he will also present his
case at the State Bar Association.
RATIFY PROGRAM TONIGHT
m DAYBREAK UNTILL MIDNIGHT
Final lVludup of Preparations at To.
.'Z night's Meeting.
One of the principal features of the
4th of July celebration is the parade n't
night participated in prncipally by tne
local Japanese colony. The same Jap
anese float which will be seen In the
Congress of Nations parade will also
be seen at night combined with sev
eral other beautiful Oriental features.
The Fourth of July committee will
hold their last meeting tonight and the
official program will be arranged. The
program which will probably be rati
fied at tonight's meeting follows:
Sunrise 100 guns. .
8 a. m. races and sports on Jeffer.
9 a. m. band concert at Depot to
welcome visitors from Elgin.
" 4 v.t. . ?n. v crprresi or nations' pa
rade on ir;nflp-i streets.
11 a. ffl.Or.tI'on by Hon. Chai. 11.
Cothran at L. D. S. Tabernacle.
1 p. m. Free barbecue at fountain
2 p. m. Sports and races on Jeffer
2:30 p. m. Dancing at Elks audi
torium. Music by La Grande orches
3 p, m. Daylight protechnic display
from court house grounds.
4 p. m. Hose races on Jefferson
7:30 Band concert at tent
8 p. m.T-Illuminated parade by Ja
panese. . ' "
9 p. m. Fireworks near court
house. Grand ball at Elks auditorium.
lead to come ; ,
LOSSES BY FIRES
FORES? SERVICE WILL INCLUDE
Careful Dala ' Conrrnlng 1'lre LosHes
In Every .Connty.
PORTLAND, Ore., June 29. State
oincials;; associations, and individuals
will cooperate with the United States
Forest Service in an attempt to get1
accurate records of nil fire losses in
Washington and Orgon this summer.
The- Forest Service will, compile a re
port showing counties, the area burn
ed over of merchantable timber, and
cut over land; the quantity and value
of the timber destroyed, and-the cost
of fighting the fires. In this, way the
Federal and State Government as welt
as the public will be enabled to obtain
at once 'systematic Information con
cerning all fire losses In those states.
Heretofore, this information has
been only partially collected. The
Forest Service has secured compre
hensive reports from rangers on the
Naional Forests, but from no other
source. The State Boards of Forestry
In Oregon and Washington have had
report from their wardens, but many
regions had no wardens. The State
and Government statistics were In
COMPILE DA1A ON
JUNE 29, 1909.
different form and not brought to
gether. Consequently, although thoae
Interested In the subject know In a
general way that fire entails an enor
mous loss to the community every
year, they have been unable to back
their arguments for remedal action
with any definite proof.
District Forester E. T, Allen Is re
ceiving the active help of the Oregon
Conservation Association,, the Oregon
State Board of Forestry, and the
Washington Forest Fire Association In
organizing the work. The two latter
have revised their report forms to
bring out the same facts regarding
all-fires. '-'.The Oregon Conservation
Association Is canvassing the state to
secure suitable men to act as Are war
dens and report on fires In their ter
ritory and irA ; ;.
State Board for appointment It will
also send each man a post card re
minder every two weeks, with a re
turn card on which be will enter a
few main facts about the Are. " The
Washington Forest . Fire Association
will collect reports from Its rangers
and irom other correspondents where
it has no rangers. : The Forest Senvlce
will furnish franked envelopes for
mailing In the reports, and compile
the results. The Washington State
Board of Forestry has not made any
agreement as yet. but will undoubtdly
furnish all the aid It can.
Every lumberman, or any one else
who Is Interested In preventing forest
fires, will see the advantage of bring
ing this Information before the pub
lic and can be of great assistance by
reporting fires In his vicinity. Forms
will be furnished on application to the
Secretary of the Oregon State Board
of Forestry, or, In Washington, to
the Washington Forest Fire Associa
tion, -v . - :
DEPARTMENT'S PRO HI' T RE8POV
;.' SE SATES IT.
Total Loss Between $1,901 And $l,MKI
It Is Estimated.
The ringing of the Are bells and the
blowing .of the whistles soon brought
out the fire department In do'ibte
quick time at 1:45 this morning,
where' smoke and flames were Issuing
from the rear of the second hand -store
of Charles England at 1411-1113
Adams avenue. The proprietor sleops
in the basement' and when lie awoke
he had to find hla way through the
flames to the steps which led to the
first floor. Mr. England states Mat
the fire started In the steps which led
to the cellar from the rear and" ate
through the door setting fire to the
excelsior and mattresaes and ' cf",
usually found In cellar of furniture
ttotea. ' -'-; ; .';.!-.
! It was about 3, o'clock when the lie
was out and all but two of the Are
man and Mr. England and his brother
remained to watch things. The wis
dom .f this precaution was exetud
d it an hour later fire broke ou.
In two ylaces, but a burKCt of wvxj
preventing recalling the fire depart
ment. Mr. England pHcps his lost
froml,000 to $1,200.' The store v.a
closed at noon awaiting the arrival
Of the insurance adjuster.?. ' . ;t.
Mr. England had Just contracted t
dispose of his three residences ami
store in this city to A C. Palmer in
exchange for his 320 acre farm at
Telocaset. Mr. Palmer crrived lw,
and exptt ted to' commence In vole' i
this morning, but the fl. retarded the
consumatlon of the sale until after (he
adjustment Is completed, which will
postpone the transfer nntll the lat
terp art of the week.
John Mars who owns the s:ore
building as well aa other adjoining
property handed Joseph Jones, chief
of the best Fire Department In tho
state his check for S25 to show his
appreciation, and Mr. EngUnd to show
the boy how he appreciated their ef
forts In saving his stoe check tor
pore in cm
NIAGARA IS NOT
ELECTRIC AGEIN ITS INFANCY
MISAM PROJECT OXE THAT AT
WALTEB U, PIERCE'S AQQHESS
Learned Word-Plctare of Tower Po.
slbllltlcs In Union CouBtj.X
Few, if any, have ever outlined or
pictured so vividly or made so nikuy
accurately, scientifically-based sta'fce-
menta relative to the water power fa ';
cilltles in Union and Wallowa coun
ties, as did Walter M. Pierce in his
annual Commercial club banquet rec
ently. The address, appended In part,
needs ho commentary:
I blleve I am assigned "The Power
possibilities of the Grande Ronde Val
ley." ust a thought before I speak oa
this. Fifty years is not long in the Iifo
or a- people or nation. There are
many here In this audience, whose
minds can run back that length of
time;! Fifty years is just a short span
In lire. Wftat ;. niishty ; thiiigs hav ,
been atcoraplished'u" the last 50 years,'
Now glaute with me 51) years into th
future. It is said that the greatest
mines today In the Iron Industry, that"
practically alUof the iron ore in the
United States will be exhausted in -50
years. In 50 years the forests will
be sheared, and the last remnants ot
that possibly In Oregon; In 60 yeaf-i
the oil wells will all have gone dry,
and the great coal mines of Plttshurk
Pennsylvania will have been e.xhauV
ted. The great coal mines ot Offlo
and Illinois and the great states of
the middle west will have reached a
place of exhaustion. The little mines
In Wyoming, taxed to their capacity -to
warm and take care of the people
of the Pacific coast, will be exhausted.'
In CO years the ninety millions of
people of the United States will have
expanded to two hundred and fifty
millions. Fifty years will mean that
Portland will be a city of one and '
perhaps 2.000,000 -.'' people, , and the
Grande Ronde valley contain a popula
tion of one and perhaps 200.000 of peo
ple. The next 50 years will see a won
derful development, and In this time
nothing will call for the genius of
man like the taking care of the power
resources.' It is claimed that within
50 years, from today, forty years let
us' presume I will say 20 years from
today will Bee no more wheat expor-i
tation from the United . States;,: 20t
years will see no more corn exported
and l0 years no more beef exporta-i .
tioni. : ':-' "i';-'. '- r: ,, -'.'
But, the. greatest demands upon the
men of the United States will be tho
power necessary to keep the people,
warm, the ability to do things with,
the forces of nature, which lie hidden,
in the treasuries of God, that man
niuut tap to take care of that question.,'
We don't know. Possibly It may baj
denaturized alcohol. , We believe It la
the electricity that Is lighting up our
room tonight. - We believe in the years
to come that the genius of man wilt
give It more to do than It has In th?
past Every power and water fall la
the United States will be utilized la
the years to come, and when those.'
times come, these great manufacturing;
centers of the east must drift west
where nature has so abundantly pro-; ,
vlded water power. In all the states
of the Union, there Is no state havlog
more standing timber today than Ore
gon ; of all the states In the Union i
there Is no state having more abun
dant natural water power than Ore-;
gon. Upon the Willamette, the Co
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