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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE ,
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 1009.
FUST IE OF
'COST LESS THAN IS
WIDER YET CHEAPER
: lESS THAN $3,000 foe approxi.
FIRST PIECE IS , 1)9 FEET LOKC
I with lVfllnmpf
Better And Cheape!
Union county baa Just completedUts
first mile of macadam road. Road S
narintendent J. F. Campbell has fin
tshed construction of 4,800 feet, 4000
ot which are on thftdaojinty road lead
ing toward Vsffon and CONis from
Adams avenueand 81
the river, in FrLltdale,
This road is ow 16 feet wide, built
on a regular grde. To do-so it re
quired cutting ai filling of no less
than 600 feet Crushed rock is used
to a uniform depth ofVghi inches, the
first 4 1-2 inches of coarse rock, the
next two inches a little finer and the
next still finer. Each course is rolled
and rerolled with the big county
steam roller. -The i inij In lilsaai n
the center by eight lncles than at the
extreme edges and all Sroperiy drain
The total cost of this 4oo feet, will
'be a little less than $3,00 which In
NEWEST SEASONABLE MERCHANDISE
WASH DRESS GOODS REDUCED
Pur entire line of high grade summer drssses at great
saving prices. Regular $40.00 evening gown, beau
tiful creations, lace and embroidered affect, now
J$M0 Talues Now ...... ...... $7.69 122.50 Values New ,..$1U5
$3.00 Values Now $0.95 M4J0 Values Now $1L15
Others Just as Cheap. $11.80 Values Now ...;.$8.95
Sweeping Reduction ijvMflfinery. Airrrimmed and
$10.00 Values Now ..w......6.40
$9.00 Values Now
$8.80 Values Now
MCSLIN UNDERWEAR REDUCED
HEATHERBLOOM FETTICOATS AT
eluded the preliminary expenses of
building roads to the rock pile and
to the crusher. Superintendent Camp
bell who with the county court has
given the matter ot road building a
great deal of careful consideration,
having visited several counties in the
state which have been constructing
macadam roads for several years. In
comparison with the roads built In
the Willamette valley they are quite
proud of their first attempt.
Our road is 16 feet wide, while much
of .the roads in the western portion of
the state are only 12 feet wide and
cost 13,500 per mile. Had our road
been 12 feet wide this $3,000 would
have , constructed 6000 feet, at a cost
of $500 less than our Willamette
Owing to the harvest season and
the scarcity of labor, there will be no
more macadam roads built until fall
when It is expected to Improve the
Booth lane which has been one of the
most notorious pieces of bad road in
Uhe county for years. , .
vine initial piece of road construc
ted last year on Gekeler lane has
stood the test and when the people
begin to fully realize the difference
between macadam road and mud holes
public sentiment will demand perman
ent construction Instead of a smatter
ing all over with no practical results.
This new road speaks for Itself.
Refuses to Pay Board.
NEVA. Switzerland, July 28.
Mrs Thomas Appleton, of Seattle.
Washington, was arrested today fol-
refusal to pay a $1000 hotel
bill. Her children were placed un
der custody of an American preacher.
Getting Ready For Action.
NEW VnPK- Tnlv f8 PronaHnr
for the warmest women's suffrage
'campaign ever waged in America,
leaders of the movement are today
planning for a big reception to Mrs.
Einmeline ParkhurBt, the leader of
lish suffragettes, who Will
soon be here:
The Weather Fair tonight and
Pattern Hats Must Go.
$7.80 Values Now
6.00 Values Now
Oil BRANCH LIKE
BETTtR TIME CARD
TWO TRAINS EVERY SUNDAY
GREAT ACCOMMODATION FOR
ALL CONCERNED. ,
MAY GRnBlT MAIL ADO EXPRESS
Running Schedule Remains The Same
as on Week Days. , ;
Rapidly increasing passenger and
freight traffic on the Joseph branch
has made necessary additional serv
ice, and commencing Sunday morn
ing, August 1st, a mixed train will
be run seven days a week, on the
same schedule as now.
Such are the instructions received
by Local Agent J. H. Keeney, and by
next Sunday, the service will be ar
ranged to comply with the new or
ders. Hereafter there will be no
more lay overs In La Grande or Jo
seph by members of the passenger,
express and mail crews, as has been
the rule previously.
Means a Great Deal Locally.
The new train is doomed to great
atronage. rrimaruy, u wiu anora
north end people, and Wallowa ci
tizens too, an opportunity to come to
La Grande Saturday, and to transact
business that afternoon and return
r . .
SUMMER PARASOLS REDUCED
SHIRT WAISTS T GREAT
T5F.m' : JI .
SPAN SH THRONE
MARTIAL LAW IS IN
ALPHONSO CALLS CABINET
HIS SUBJECTS ANGERED AT Vf AH
FIERCE. BATTLE IS RAGING TODAY
Morrocoau Policies May be Undoing of
MADRID. , Spain, July 28. His
throne tottering as the result of in
ternal disorders and publlo displeas
ure or , his policy in pursuing war
against Moors In Morocco, King Al
phonso Is racing and rushing here
from San Sebastian to assemble his
Reports from Morrocco say the
fighting was terrific today, and cas
ualltiea will be tremendous. Thou
sands are already killed, the last
few days. Rioting at Melilla, contin
ued with Increased fury today.
Martial Law Declared.
Following a conference with his
cabinet, King Alphonso declared mar
tial law throughout Spain today. Con
stitutional guarantees are suspended
pending quelling of the revolutionary
movement throughout the Kingdom.
Spanish forces were victorious over
the Riff tribesmen in a battle at Me
lilla today. Both sides suffered heavy
on Sunday, thus losing but one 'work
ing day on the trip. Every -attraction
of public nature coming to La
Grande on Saturday evenings will
be liberally patronized by Elgin, im-
bler, AHcel and Summerville people
who otherwise could not come. It
will be so under many other condi
tions. The new trains opens up a ne.y
avenue of Sunday pastime. The
beauties and attractions of Looking
Glass and other fishing streams and
camping .places along the line, will be
meccas fn a great number of lnstan
ces this summer, for people who
otherwise could not partake of the
treats offered by nature In that sec
tion. It is presumed the train will carrj
eij.reBS, though this matter his not
been definitely settled until Local
Agent Hibberd hears from higher ci!i
GROWS SEVEN FOOT OATS
W. J. HUGHES OUTDOES PLAYLE
HIGH OATS STUNT.
Has Swnis That Tower Seven Feet In
e Air, All Good Too.
W. f . Hughes holds down stage po-
sitionffor producing tall oats. Today
he anti Mjrc"Hughes brought to the
office a sample of heavily
headedta which was grown on the
1 1 i Is ill i flUilirilllll II iiiiijiiiii i ii an
evenyfteven rt from top to roots
far lis known tieWthls is the longest
oati straw exhibiterna long time
Thi keamels are well
Is outdoes the Plajle
on exhibit In the Observer office.
Will lush on Reduction on Lumber
d Gloves lie Says. ,
WASHINGTON. July 28. Taft has
plainly indicated to callers today that
unleBS the tariff on lumber tail gloves
is reduced he would not sanction the
report', of the conferenc committee
whlctf Is considering the tariff bill.
He will insist in the lumber rate
to be a 11.25.'
Mrs. Collins a Maniac.
PORTLAND, July 28. P. L. Willis
and other friends battled verbally
with District Attorney Cameron for
six. hours today to prevent appearance
of Mrs. Kate Collins, who killed her
husband Saturday, In the police. court
to answer the charge of murder In the
first degree. It was a victory for her
friends and she will probably not be
brought into court until her mental
condition Is examined. ,
While the scene In the court was
going on Mrs. Collins was lying on a
cot in the sanitarium pleading wildly
for her husband to come back. "
FIVE THOUSAND NOW AND FIVE
Will Return And Start Training When
Dates Are Set ,
NEW YORK, July .28. James J. Jef
fries this afternoon posted (5,000 with
a sporting editor' as his portion of his
forfeit to bind a match with Johnson.
Jeffries sails August 6 for Carlsbad,
where he will rest until arrangements
are made for the fight. The date and
location for the fight will be chosen
on his return, when he will start
training. The club offering the big
gest purse will get the fight.
Jeffries will put another (5000 as
soon as the articles are signed. John
son must post $10,000. '.
BAKER CITY DAY REIGNS .A I' SE.
W. C T. U, Elks, And Other Onkrx
Hold Sway ThU Week.
SEATTLE, July . 28. (Special)
All circus performances of the paut
will be eclipsed by the show and pa
rade which the Elks will give at the
stadium of the Alaska-Yukon-Pactflc
exposition today and Thursday, Elks
days at the fair. There will be M
floats In the parade. Including two
Roman chariots and a mamoth twelve
horse band wagon. Seven bands and
1500 Elks will be In the line of march.
A large party left Port Townsend
yesterday on the steamer Iroquois to
celebrate Port Townsend day at the
exposition on Wednesday. They
brought the Artillery .band with
them and will parade through the
grounds In a body. The reception
was held In the Washington s'tate
building at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
This Is Baker City Day.
Another excursion arrived at the
exposition to celebrate Baker City,
Oregon, day today. There are a large
number of Oregonlans at the fair who
will join the Baker City delegation
in the exercises of the day.
e National Union will hold their
annuaTQnventlon In Seattle on July
29 and theyNiave arranged an elabor
ate program at the exposition for that
,Ie W. C. T. U. organizat
ion has elaborate preparations to re-
li Ule delegates who come from all
points In the northwest for the offi
cial day of the, union at the fair to-
Hi Ql'll BEHALF
LEWD FEATURE IS
HE ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS
NO INSANITY EVIDENT IN THE
HE SAYS HE WAS LEGALLY IHSASE
Hearing to Ascertain Thaw's Inssa
, Ity Near End.
WHITE PLAINS, July 28. Harry
Kendall , Thaw took the stand this
morning In his. own defense in the '
sanity, query. The court room was
crowded and his action betrayed hi v
, Attorney Morschauser, for Thaw,
waived direct examination, being un
willing to have Jerome examine his
client after he was tired by the ques- ..
tioning. District Attorney Jerome
opened the examination by asking:
"Why are you hgref ' y.
, "It's Jiabeas orpus proceedings,
looking toward my release from Mat
tea wan," waB the reply.
. "Why were you committed?"
"Because at the end of the second
trial I was acquitted, but the Judge
Issued a committment."
"Do you understand 'noblesse
oblige' prevailing among gentlemen V
"Yes." ... ;
"Would you, having committed an
act which you felt called upon as a
gentleman to perform, consent to su
bordination of lying, by your counsel,
to escape the consequences of that
"By no means." : ' 1
Jerome then led up to the subject '
of the testimony of Dorman Lynch. .:
of the Tombs prison to the effect that -Thaw,
while a prisoner, Imagined he
heard, voices of little girls in the sta-'
tlon. Thaw emphatically denied it.
When Thaw said the Lynch story
was all rot, Jerome asked why he al
lowed to go on i ecords. He replied .
he spoke to Attorney Littleton, his
counsel at' the time, and said Little
ton thought while It was confused.
It should go In evidence as long as
the opposition used the testimony of
Abe Hummel. This" resulted In a dis
cussion of the alleged blackmailing
scheme of Hummel, which Thaw da-
nounced. Thaw denied his wife
threatened to sue him for divorce be
cause of his flogging girls.
"Were you crazy when you shot an
unarmed man with his back towards
This aroused Thaw, who replied:
"I was legally, crazy."
Jerome asked if he was willing to
have his wife take the stand, or waive
her privilege, to testify whether she
threatened to sue for divorce?
"I will waive no privilege," said
A long argument followed Jerome's
attempt to introduce in evidence the
lewd letter which Thaw alleged waa -written
his wife. Justice Mills ruled
that while he could not admit the
question or the letter while Thaw was
on the stand, the letter would be ad
mlssable If the writing was identified
by a person other than the wife. Thaw
then held a brief whispered confer
ence with the Judge and left the
Honors For Blerfot.
PARIS, July 28. Flushed with tri
umph at being the first man to fly
across the English channel, Louis
Bleriot returned to Paris this morn
ing. He was greeted by thousands at
the depbt Bleriot Is the most talked,
of man in Europe.
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