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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE.,
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1CC9.;
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Ill-All UK HUHNS v --.v.v:frf- All nFRfHAfJK
GIRL SUCCUMBS BETWEEN THREE
AND FOUR O'CLOCK.
BOY DEPARTS AT MIDNIGHT HOUR
Parents Grief Stricken t Loss of En-
Grim death visited the Bert oiiver
family ' at gummerville for the third
timp last night between the hours of
,11 and 12, and took away the only re,
mainlng child of a family of three
which lived hale and - hearty at 6
o'clock Sunday V night.'- The - third
death occurred at midnight, while the
second happened between 5 and 6
p'clock last evenlng 'and the first at
he time of the Are when the infant
was Incinerated. The whole affair is
me the saddest of Its kind in Un--ounty's
history. Hope was held
it 'tor recovery of the two older chil
ia who were seriously burned by
fire Sunday night, but last even
complications set in and quickly
ad the existence of the girl. The
erlng parents, themselves severe
iurned, then hitched their hopes
centered their prayers on the life
he boy, who even at that time gave
jcatlon of surviving, but death
e, notwithstanding, and at mid
,jjt, life left the suffering child,
"rents Grief Stricken.
' ITerlng In body, the parents are
t uay grief-stricken and though the
t!re county is united in sympathy,
:-tb, ? mental suffering and heart pains
. art not abutted.
Fni ral Tomorrow. '
j 1 two bodies will be laid away to-
morr w at 10 o'clock from the San-
lerson home. ;", ; , -,
The parents are burned most seri
ously about the hands, and reports
brought from Summerville today say
that there is little danger of com
plications with them.
i man's Successor '
to Legislature . r-
; BtLUNGHAM,. July 7. The . mat
ter "of" selection -of' a' successor to
Congressman Cushman "will be left
entirely to the legislature. No writ
will be Issued by the Governor at
this time. The Governor arrived here
in an automobile with his family, and
aid If the legislature leaves the mat
ter n his hands, he will call an elec
tion 1 la November. The Governor
thinks the people are tired of elec
tions, and will not want one unless
"2z'rs.mAi- ouiiiiiiidjiuii u liiujuuiu bin
Lowell Williamson, who yesterday
went to Imbler .to work on a farm,
was detained from going to work by
ran and in the Interim decided to
split some wood. He Is now home for
eiaiu, lor untortunately he gashed
his foot severely vwith an axe. His
friends say the axe is a new weapon
for his hands. He will be fully recup
erated however to don the moleskins
next fall. '
WASHINGTON, July 7The sen-
fltft TTlflflo ftlirh mnlH nrnoraaa arUd
"r11, i'vQvua t nil
the tariff bill today, that Aldrlch this
afternoon announced he expected the
bill would pass within a few hours.
Early today, Aldrich announced his
plan of expediting the-woTfc"He su
gested all amendments agreed to by"
the. senate sitting as a committee of
the whole, which are not objected to,r
be grouped and voted on at the same
time. .. ? ;'.' -V;V,. ' ,
' Boundary Disputes. ' ;
ST. JORN, B., July 7. The inter J
national commission appointed for
the purpose today resumed considera
tion of the St. John river boundary
deputes. , ' . .,' . ; ' .
TIED HEAVY CHAINS ABOUND
HeaTy Freight Train " Arerts Serious
. Passenger Wreck.
COLFAX, July 7, A , bold attemni
was made to wreck an early electric
passenger train on ;the Spokane In
land road from' Colfax to-Spokane, at
Harpole tunnel this morning. -',
The would-be wreckers'tled aheav
wrecking chain, three times ardun
a rail on jthe outside of a , sharp: curve
and the entrance to the tunnel.;. ; For
tunately a;rreight trin" drawn by. a
heavy electric motor ' proceeded the
passenger. . The .wheeU cut the chain
in twor"ileVaIlinfir the caboose- arid sev'r
eralcars without serious damage. .
Detectives ( failed to find any trace
of the- men. i " , if ' '
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' Fhonograph Comiwny Fails. '
".HARTFORD, " ' Conn., July ' 7. A
tiearWgwiII be 'hfeld- here today pn
the 'matter of the appointment of a
permanent receiver for the Leeds &
Catl In company, of MIddletown, manu
facturers of phonographs and records.
Tr Improve MIssonrL "
YANKTON, 8. D.f July 7. ProJecU
for the Improvement of the, "Big Mud
dy," with the view of rendering It
navigable, are under discussion at the
meeting here today of the Missouri
River Navigation Congress. The ses
sion will last, three days. Omaha will
probably get next year's convention.
MVUKABLE NOW IB
STREET FAIR IN
MERE TECHNICALITY IS ALL
THAT HOLDS UP.
MUST. HAVE SITEgBT JULY 15TH
Suitable Option Secured Sometime,
Hence Certainty. - T
A . m?re ijtechnlcali thai can vbe
overcome In tne simplest mannernow
stands' in jthe' way of holding the next
county fair In the streets cf La
Grande this fall.; At a meeting of the
fair commission held Mate yesterday
afternoon, the hopes of street fair
promoters were all but realized, when
the commission decided to acquiese
with the promoters, provided that the
promoters :.can. show, within a few
days, that they have a suitable' place
on "which, to hold the fair. The com
mission gave until July 15 in which
to secure, : the site, and If such is
Bnown oy that titne,( they will permit
the county - fair to' be held ' In La
Grande.'' -,''."'. , .v.-.; v'.
Grounds Already Seenred. , , ;,
.'' .;-.r. ": a :,;?
An option has already been secured
by. the promoters on a favorable site.
and between n,oW and the'lSth insUnt,
the option will be clinched. Such be
ing the case it is almost, an assured
fact that the fair will be held, here
this year and a'new era in fairdom-
simllar to that which characterizes
almost evry"puBtlc enterprise In Un
ion county of late will be onened.
Street fair popularity in,all northwest
towns Is too familiar tothe average
reader ,to need any elucidation, here,,
DEAF UK IS
LIHEBXRGER .STRICKEN AT
;:VMPH.suiiDiy 'y ;
Suffering ,f rom' some malady which
the.' Joseph doctbrs failed. to (diagnot8e,
Oscar'LinebargeV the deaif mute whose
parelifs llv? in Ladd'Canyon, y was
brhji)ntifrom Joseph .on. the, after--nohttraiiiti
He1 Was taken to the hos
pital where local physicians will treat
him'." The" disease 'resembles a pois
oning from a poisonous weed. His
sister and brother accompanied him
out from Joseph.
Earthqaake ia France. ,
PARIS, July 7JA large area of
France bordering on the' Mediterran
ean was shaken by an earth quake
this afternoon. The shock lasted sev
eral seconds, but no deaths -are re
ported. ' A heavy rainstorm accom
panied it. ,'" ' .; : !" " " " ' '''.
. r. f r( --,4 ,m .-en. y . .
WOMEN CLINGING TO LIMBS
APPEALS FOR HELP SENT OUT TO
RESCUE PARTIES IHl' HCLD DISK
Residents Flee to Housetops While
Others go Under. '
KANSAS CITY, July 7. Flood wa-tera-
from Grand River and' Big Creek
have inundated the town of BattenB
burg; Mo., during the night, and ap
peals for aUt have been received here,
and St. Josuph today.- ' ,
;, It is reported many persons are
drowned and ' driven to roofs. - The
town was under 10 feet of water when
the appeal - was received, and rising
rapidly. ' , '.''.'-"' . . -Six
Workmen Drown. .
GALLATIN, Mo.., July 7. Six work
men are missing, and It Is feared they
were swept' awy by .a flood of the
Grandi River 'last night They were
sent to keep driftwood from a bridge,
and couldn't be found this morning. ,
'Three persons are known to be
dead at Pattonsburg, the heart of the
flooded district, and many are Injured.
Relief 'parties halted four' miles
from 1 Pattonsburg.' 1 Refugee farmers
who escaped to Chllllcothe, Mo., tell
of seeing women and children cling
ing to the branches Of trees, awaiting
rescue. Trenton, with a population
of 5000' Is n6w kn island by 'the over
flow of the east fork of "the Grand
River. T . ,.;
(Continued on Page Seven)
The Observer prints all.4he news.
DELL STRUCTURE BIDS TO
i Bids wljl be opened . tomorrow for
the ' cohBtruction' of 'the; bridge over
the . Grand Itonde river, at: Oro Dell
' by; couny" co.urt, . which convened
. for the(ir. monthly meeting'this mdFr
J ning. It Is to be a i64footsteel span
bridge. ; Th.e. biddet , Is Required to be
at the court house at 12 o'clock and
the bids will be opened at 1:30. The
county court today has been busy pas
sing on and allowing bills.
Cherry Fair Tomorrow.
SALEM, July 7. While heavy rains
destroyed a great many cherries, sun
shine weather will make a success of
the cherry fair, which opens tomor
row morning, with a parade which
will be an annual event hereafter. -
Former Traveling Engineer Back at
The Throttle Again.
John Shea Is going to return to
active engineer service, having been
assigned a west end passenger run
out of here. For the past year, or two
ne has been traveling engineer on the
O. R. & N., but rtturns to lnk up
the throttle business again, tils fam
ily was moved to Portland when he
accepted his traveling position. His
family will return, tovLa Grande soon
according to present plans.
, SALEM, July 7. William S. King,
who escaped from the Oregon peni
tentiary in February, 1899, whm ser
ving a five years for a statuatory
charge committed in Baker county,
was arrested in Montana. Requtstion
upon the Governor of Montana for
King's return, were issued by Gover
nor Benson today. . -
International Convention of, Epworta
League In Session In Seattle.';
SEATTLE, uly 7. With, ten thou
san Methodists present, the elgth in
ternational , convention , Epworth
league met at 2 this afternoon in the
Armory building, and will continue
session for six days. ' . '
GOES TO GET BAKER BUNCH AND
.'- ''. RETURN. .fe.;
Spukane Special Enroute to Baker
And Return Tonight.' .
; The special train which will carry
Spokane, Baker City' and La Grande
Elks to. Los Angeles, passed, through
La Grande this afternoon enroute to
Baker City to pick up that delegation.
It will return to La Grande at about
9 o'clock tonight , to pick up those
who go from this city. .,' .
The train is elegantly equipped and
the sightseers and regular 'delegates
will have comfort at their command
all the way. .", ' , ' , J. '
The train will not be carrying its
full quota , of passengers until : It
reaches' Pendleton on the return fjrom
Baker City. 'l .
Troops Gnard Road. '
St Petersburg, July 7-Fifty thous
and troops were today stationed along
the railroad between St' Petersburg
and Poltava, to prevent any tamper
ing with the line over which Emperor
Nicholas passed on his way to par
ticipate In the celebration of the 200th
anniversary of the battle of Poltava.
The military attaches of the various
embassies and legations and a large
company of Russian officials accom
panied the czar.
Everybody should read the Observer.
STREET PAVING ACTION TOO
CREATE AX IMPROVEMENT DIS
TRICT IX CITY.
LICENSE OH ALL REPRESENTATIVES
Saloon Ordinance Is also Due To Bob
Up Tonight '
Representatives of all outside firms
who sell through agents and peddlers
any manufactured or grown goods,
wareB or merchandise, will be heavily
taxed and licensed if an' ordinance
prepared by Cty Attorney J. F. Ba
ker, to be introduced at the council
meeting tonight is passed. It will , be
one of the greatest strokes for the
protection of home merchants yet at
tempted. The state Jaw recently enact
ed Is very broad and its receipts will
be carried out in this ordinance. It
covers such men as catalogue house
agents, tea, coffee and groceries, pic
tures, books and every conceivable
article often sold by agents.
Improvement Division Also.
Hand In hand with this splendid or
dinance, will be another one which
has for its object the' Immediate .pav
ing of certain city streets. Under th4 '
new charter a city must be divided In
to Improvement districts . to Insure
paving on the ten year payment plan.
and an ordinance Is ready for Intro
duction tonight which will permit
Adams avenue and Depot street resi
dents and property holders to do pav
ing. , The . exact process of securing
pavement In this Improvement district
is an easy one and not financially
stringent. - - " , ,
As the city grows and "additional
paving Is wanted, another district wlir
be set aside. ;V V; ; '. ' '
Saloon Ordinance.' : -
Thev saloon ordinance which has
been held up for weeks, will likely be
acted on tonight. It will remove
screens from saloon windows.
Read Auditors Report t
: The auditor' report will be read to
night. It will show a very satisfac
tory condition of the city's finances'.
teddy Hay a
: hscape in the
LAKE NAIVASII, July 7.Cornei
ing a big lion which had started tow-"
ards him, Roosevelt shot a beast Just
In time to save his life, says a mes
sage, brought here today from camp.
The gun bearer accompanying Roose
velt says the latter-really had a nar
row escape. Roosevlet was tramp
ing the Jungles when a Hon suddenly
leaped. He seized the gun from the"
native and killed the lion Instantly