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NOVAK NOT THE
MAN WHO IS
CRIME MOST COLD BLOODED
SHOT OFFICE ttlltf. RFTAItkr
INNOCENT MAM CHARGED UNJUSTLY
Perpetrator of Horrble Murder Has a
SAN FRANCISCO, July, 2. Learn
ing that John Novak was accused of
murdering Caroline Brash, aged 20
years, a bookkeeper for Gray Brothers
by the name of James Edward Cun
ningham, surrendered to a reporter
for the "Call" last night and confess
ed that he shot the girl on Wednesday
night. He spent most of the night at
the offices of the Call, telling his story
and he was then turned over to the po
lice this morning.
" Cunningham was formerly an em
ployee of Gray Brothers. According to
hla story the sum of $2.55 wasrteducte
from the amount due him aud that ho
; Rmade repeated trips to the firm's of-
flees but failed to get it. Cunningham
said In his confession: "Before I
: Tfind cartridges.
I am a crack shot
aud 1 knew that on shot would uo
the work. Yes, the whole thing was
pre meditated, as they call it The girl
was given plenty of chance to pay the
money. I am sure she was trying to
hypnotize me so that I would not
ask for the money." He says that he
was strolling about town and for the
first time yesterday saw by the pa
pers that the poplice were accusing
the-wroug. man and decided to give
himself up. C ; -.' .
"Novak was la the office when 1
first went there and after he left T
went to the little window at the desk
and presented my claim. It was re
fused. Another girl named Shlrls left
the 'office jiigt-'at this time and we
were alone. I then drew my revolver
and shot the Brash girl. She w as
standing by the safe with her back
toward me. I knew that I could not
miss her. 1 can h It a bulls eye - at
25 feet any time. I remained in the
room probably ten seconds' after the
shot was fired and then went to the
hall where met two men and then
went down stairs eround the elevator
to the third floor, then back through
the ball to the back stairs and down
into the street. I had the -'-pistol in
my hand all of the time. Yesterday I
wandered all over the city. On my way
down stairs to the street I came very
rear shooting the first man that I
saw in Cie hall up stairs as I thought
at first sight that ha. had a gun and
was after me.."
WHOLE TOWN DESTROYED.
City of Cobult, Ontario, Almost Razed
BOSTON, July 2. One person is
burned to death and 3000 are homeless
at Cobalt, Ontario, as the result of a
fire which destroyed the whole north
er portion of the town, according to
dispatches today. Details are meager.
Heap of 3Ioney for Zeppliu.
BERLIN, July 2. Offers of money
are pouring in upon Count Zepplin to
day, following the(announceuieut that
he will attempt to reach, the . North
pole in an airship. The Count says he
expects to complete his preparations
for the trip by the. middle of the sum
mer. " .-.'"..' '.
Thursday - Friday - Saturday
Broken Lines From all Departments
Ladies Oxfords Men's 50c
CJSnV Four in Hands
AND UP. m fl V
Fancy and White Balbriggan
Long Lisle Men's Black.
Gloves Cotton Hose
H li ll
STORE THAT SAVES YOU
LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE.,
FEW KHEV IF
SPLENDIB 30ATIN8 FACILITIES
INNUMERABLE LAKES ASD 300KS
Possibilities Are Sot Known to The
Public Ju General.
No person, be his Imagination ever
so fertile, can paint on his mind's eye
a' true picture of what the park, to be
cleaned up next Friday, will look like
unless it has been his fortune to hear
at least some of the meagre plans now
existing, explained and actually wit
ness; for himself the possibilities at
the tract recently purchased by the
ladles of the Park Commission. In the
first place the area Is a large one,
heavily timbered and where time and
humanity has .torn, down natural path
ways, driveways and shady nooks, a
.verl&abje Jungle ' of ' vines and shrub
bery form almost perpetual canopies.
Even as it stands now, covered with
decayed logs, lim 1)3 and occr.siorally
outlived trees, intermingled in over
whelming proportion with foliage of
the greenest and most prolific sort,
it is a place beautiful. By an Obser
ver representative, the site was visited
yesterday, and the condensed message
(Continued to Page 8).
CHERRY CROP IS
o i rinrrm
THEltt QUANTITY AD QUALITY
AHOYE ALL OTHERS.
onsorvHtive Estimate Shows Rojul
Anns Poorest Crop.
COVE, July 2. (Special) Careful
analysts of the cherry crop in Cove,
to be ready for the market In some
thing like 10 days, reveals a very cred
itable outlook for this year, in view
of the tact that late frosts did more
or less damage to the fruit. After
careful study the following Is found
to be the most conservative estimate
of the crop:
Quality Most Excellent. ,
Lamberts and Bings are actually
a trifle short of average, but the qual
ity is of such a class as has seldom
been attained by local growers, Royal
Anns are below average in quanitlty
and quality is but niedlumf ;.'"; a
, Rlnck Republicans Lead. ,
In the i'oc . about Cove, where
really si i r.. owVs as the Stacklands
produce the gituter bulk of s Union
county cherries, the Black Republic
ans are easily in the lead in quanitlty.
At the same time the standard Is good,
and up to the average. The surprising
part of the analysis is that Black Re
publicans aro more prolific than any
other. This will be the feature of the
cherry crop which will bring the en
tire cherry varieties when averagedup,
to a standard such as is attained ev
ery year when killing frosts do not
hamper the proper maturing of the
fruit.. ;.....:'".'"';.: ,
ALL A-T-r. (ENTERS ON EVENTS
Hone County of Seattle Fair Will
; Have Reign of Interest .
SEATTLE, July 2. Commencing
with an Industrial parade over , the
streets of the city and thence to the
grounds of the Alaska-Yukon-Pactfic
exposition, and ending with a goregoua
display, of . fireworks in the., evening,
King County Day at the fair, Satur
day, July 3, wilt be one continual
round of excitement from the break
of day until the gates close. ,
Th parade is to' form at Pioneer
Square and proceed up Second avenue
to Pike street and along Pike to East
Lake and on to the exposition grounds.
At the. main entrance gates the pro
cession will Join that of the railway
men and this double pageant will tra
verse the main streets of the exposi
tion.'.';:;' U-'. .'; rr.r:.': . '
The strawberries of King County
will be featured In the industrial pa
rade down town and several elabora
tely decorated floats will proudly pro
claim the superiority of the strawber
ry of King over all the strawberry
family, 'v : .' ;'. '...'
Coal miners of the Pacific coast
will be in line with decorated caps.
It Is not at all unlikely that the polish
KlfiC COUNTY TO
JULY 2, 1909.
socifties will be represented in the
parade about the exposition grounds,
since Polish day is to be celebrated
July 1 At night illuminated floats
will be displayed.
During the day etrawberres will be
served to all la the King County build
ing. '..Vehicles decorated with straw
berries will i parade the grounds
throughout the day..
, Small Profits In lipes.
NEW YORK. July 2. A dividend of
1.3-1 per cent, on the preferred stock
of the United States Cust lion Pipe
C-ouipnfty was paid today, after bav
ins been bold ui liy if gt tirooedlnfr 9
since September 1 last.
The asi iron pipe business has had
a great 'slump. In-' the .last year, ac
cording to the report of the company.
The report shows the gross income to
have been no more than I1S1.O00, that
figure coniparng with J637.00& in the
year before, and with $1,978,000 more
than tea time as great-r-ln
STRttCiS ATTRACT JEFFRIES.
Fighter . 1VH1 Visit Xotcd Springs In
Europe Before Fighting. r
ROCHESTER, July 2, When' Jef-
ferio'B theatrical conti-act expires on
July 25th. he will leave for Europe,
with the famous springs of Carlsbad
as his objective point. It la expected
that before he leaves, Jeffries will post
a forfeiture to bind his match, with
Johnson. ' J - .;
WILL HAVE FLOAT.
De Xykole Trcten, of the High School
WHl Have Flout The Fifth.
De Lykele Treten (translated from
either the Hludu or the ; Norwegian
languages as "The Luckj? Thirteen") a
co-ed society composed of 13 high
school girls, are making arrangements
to have a gorgeous float in the parade
oil' ' thfl'jrmiC'-lt'is ffewlUw a say Jhat
it will: be very unique",' iuj anything
that they do ' Is that If anything, as
evidenced by the selection of their
name.; ., '' '-, .; "
EIGHT TU0USAM Idle.
Yesterday's Strike Puts Cmit Aniiy
, Out of Labor Toduy. ;!
. PITTSBURG, uly 2. Over 8,000
men, including members' of the Amal
gamated Association of Iron, Steel and
Tin workers, and unorganized day la
borers, are Idle today, as the result
of a strike yesterday against the Uni
ted States Steel Corporation. The
company is not trying to fill the places
THREE HURT III
PROM SENT EX-OFFICIAL WAS
JHCBT IN SCUFFLE.
Notorious Assassinations Yesterday
Erenlng in London..
.LONDON, July ,2 News leaked out
today that Sir Lesley Probyn, a prom
inent Indian ex-official was wounded
last " night' at the Imperial institute
when Nadar Lai Dhingras, and Indian
student, shot and killed, Col. Sir Will-
lam Curson Wylie and. Dr. Calas Lali-
eaca, the latter a practicing physician
of Shanghai. Sir Lesley was wounded
in the scuffle following the assassina
tion, and nothing was said about it
until today. '1
' Detectives are working pn - the
double tragedy, and believe it is the
result of a political Intrigue. It is
known many secret enemies might de
sire the death of Sir William. The as
sassin refused to talk. The murder
occured at a reception tendered the
Indian students. Dhingras was notlc
ed talking to Sir William, and sudden
ly, whipped out a revolver. , He shot
th Englishman In the head, and fired
a straybullet killing La
Joseph Allen, of Enterprise, atten
ded to business In the city today.'
ON LVEN OF HIS
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Hiiucnouit oKJurni hi nuuiV
AUTHORITIES FIM) ' KM EE LX
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utwuwtvtit i nouiiinito outvtut
3In Vibo Killed Logan Sulu;s Despite
Effort to Suicide.
SALEM, July 2. Joe Anderson, con
victed of the murder of Harry Logan,
a ralroad engineer in south ,Poi Hand,
in 1907, paid a death penalty shortly
aftei noon today',, though an evident
plan td cheat the gallows was discov
ered when a knife was found in An
dersons cell UBt. night.
The knife was ground down from a
piece of Iron, and was .found between
the layers of cardboard in the top
of an ordinary show box. .
lie spoke a few words on the scaf
fold. He declared he was not con
scious of killing Logan. Life was ex
tinct 16 mlnutf- after the drop.
aUj&r'?ei'Vjscertaln Anderson In
tended "to" km himHtU .ilwii "oa--"
Utah Tooth Pullers.
LOGAN, Utah, July 2. Men who at
tend to the suffering molars of the
Mormon state convened here today i t
their annual session.
CONSTITUTES A LEADING
To help you decide Juut read
the report on the awards at the
last Photographer's Convention.
, The ' Salon Awards were as
follows: , v: ' -
H. J. Ritter. La Grande '
Jackson, Tacoma. i
Anderson, Vancouver. ' ;
Emery, Vancouver. i
Loryea, Spokane. '
Moon ft Wills, Seattle. '
Tha Angelo Trophy was won
by Jackson of Tacoma. ' ;
"The Vancouver- Trophy was
won by Moon ft Wills of Se
attle. y.'V. ;'";":
. First Prize Class ' Four, a
" silver medal, was won by Ritter
of La Grands..'! " .. , ,
A motion duly seconded and
carried . gave clrtlflcates of
merit to those In towns : of five
thousand" or -'under' with a
rating of 50 per cent of better.
The following were awarded;
Ritter, La Grande. '
Bryant, Medford. ; . ,
Drake, Sllverton. j
Collier, Wenatchee. .
Neick, Hoqulam. j
There were, other . exhibits
from this vicinity. Look this list
this list for winners. '
H. J. RITTER.
La Grande, Oregon.