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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1909.
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CARVE BOuY TO
FIT THE COFFIN
OVERLY TALL MAX CAST GO
IK iCOFFIX WITH LEGS ON
Relatives And Friends of Hudson Wy
oming Man Indignant at Treatment
Afforded Dead Body Undertaker
Will be. Fnwrutcd Had Intended
to Cover wp His Act by Refusing
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo., Aug. 31.
"When the body of Jacob Starman,
more than six feet tall, who died at
"Hudson, Wyoming, reached hero to
day, it was found that in order to
- ship It in the casket which was too
short, the legs had been severed at
the knees. Indignant relatives and
friends say they will prosecute the
-undertaker at Hudson.
The order from the undertaker say
ing the coffin shouldn't be opened un--der
any circumstances, aroused sus
'picf.in, and the investigation re
pealed the legless body.
The excuse of the undertaker is
-that the remains weren't in condition
-to emblam, bo could not wait until a
larger coffin could be built, bo he sev
ered the legs, believing none would
"be the wiser.
OFFICIAL SOTICE OUT.
September 13, Is time For'ObcJcrtlons
to Paving the Streets.
September 13th Is the time when the
ity council will hear the objections
and complaints to paving Adams Ave
nue, according to an official notice
" hich is published today. The estimat
ed cost of the improvement will be
$o,600 and as but few. oppositionists
are anticipated it is fervently believed
that street pavement and street ma
cadamizing to about that figure will
be instituted immediately after the
meeting of the council on September
(II SWEEP SUE
Of Seasonable Merchandise
WshSuits 1-2 Price
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Parasols f-2 Price
Wash Dresses Now i -2 Price
An elegant line of WasfrDresses with
seperate Waists and Skirts, in white
and colors. Values to $7.50, Thi.
week for - - - $2.47
THIS WEEK ONLY
ii lie ir air
A Train Held up. A
A HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31. A
Bandits held up and looted
.the Pennsylvania train No. 39,
known as the Pittsburg &
Northern Express, while it was
passing LewlBton Narrows at
4-1:30 thla morning. The n-
press car was looted and many
passengers robbed. The con-
4 due tor was Bhot through the
A hand. ' ""
REPORTS FROM THERE SHOW
QUAKE WAS AWFUL.
Consul at Monterey Wires Appeal For
Help For Stricken Ones.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. Despite
the optimistic reports from Mexico,
it" was learned today that conditions
at Monterey are more terrible than
heretofore reported. According to a
message received by the state depart
ment from Consul Hanna.
"Please tell the press that the con
ditions are more terrible than was
first reported. Twelve hundred arc
dead, and 15,000 homeless without
shelter. It Is raining again. We aro
doing all we can."
The Red Cross here has sent $2,000
to assist in relieving the suffering and
DOWIE LEADER IS JAIL.
Must Serve Six Months For Falling1 to
- Pa.LlbcI Judgment.
WAUKBGAN. Ills., Aug. 31. Voliva
Howie's successor as leader at Zlon
City was taken to Mt. McHenry coun
ty jail today, to begin a six mouths'
sentence, following the' failure to pa
a $10,000 dollar libel judgment haM
against- him by Phi!:p Mothersi'l.
Vilva expostulated all tfe way to Uks
Jail. On entering his cell he declared
he would continue his religious work,
and edit a magazine from the prison.
TO BE FEATURE
' - - ,
PROMINENT EDUCATORS HERE
OX EDUCATIONAL DAT
Kerr And Campbell Coming For Edu
cational Day at Fair Close AU
Schools on Educational Pay Many
Business Booths Being Arranged
For at Present May Establish Dance
Platform Near Grounds.
In all probabilities on Educational
Day at the Union County Exposition
there will be held an old fashioned
spelling match with every school In
the county represented. Superintend
ent E. E. Bragg has signified hia wlll-
ngness to Issue an edict to all of the
schools to close on that day and
bring to the exposition the best spell
ers attending the school.
It has been definitely decided that
one of the days will be devoted to
educational purposes and on that day
President W. J. Kerr of the O. A. C.
ind President Campbell of the Uni
versity of Oregon will deliver ad
dresses. The former students of the
O. A. C. will probably initiate a cam
paign for bringing the visitors here
on that day to hear their former
president lecture. ' .
Already several of the business men
of the city have signified their in
dention of having a booth and a dis
play of their lines. Heinz the 57
variety pickle man, will also conduct
a display and also have here a demon
strator for his line of pickles.
L. C. Smith will establish a booth
and have a display for the Ford Au
There is some talk of establishing
a dance platform where every after
noon and evening one can dance to
their hearts delight. All of the above
plans were discussed at last night's
meeting of the Union County Exposi
tion, but tonight the program will be
definitely decided upon.
.The entertainment committee was
also appointed last night. It follows:
John Collier, E. E. Bragg. Chas. Coch
ran, Walter Pierce, W. J. Church, A.
D. Geddes and Dr. C. T. Bacon.
At tonight's meeting the exact date
of the Wallowa County Day, the Edu
cational Day and other special fea
tures of the exposition will be defi
Two Men Killed.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Aug. 31.
Two men were fatally In In red when a
gas tank of the Minneapolis Ascety-'
Lne Gas company exploded. I
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31. After
laying outside the heads nearly 24
hours, eight cruisers of the Pacific
squadron headed by the flagship Ten
nessee, Rear Admiral Sebree com
manding, entered the San Francisco
Bay this morning.
The Tennessee and Washington are
anchored off the water front, the
California. Colorado, ' Pennsylvania.
SAVES MANY LIVES
MINERAL CITY, Ohio, Aug. 31. A Ing in a tunnel, with a hand-to-hand
plot to wreck the Cleveland and Pitts- encounter with four bandits. Mace
burg passenger train this morning be-! waa shot, one is dead and one wound
tween here and Canal Dover was frus- i the other. The bandits fled, one leav
trated by Watchman John Mace, who , ing a train of blood. The police are
Is in a dying condition at Canal Dover. .attempting to Identify the dead ban
Mace interrupted the wreckers work- dit.
K FOREST FIRE
WASHINGTON TOO, FEELS '
EFFECT OF CONFLAGRATION
Hood River Blaze Growing Fiercer To
day Wires Down In Many Parts of
The State no Real Danger at Hood
River up to Date Region About Ka-
lama Has Worst Actual Loss From
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The Serious Blazes;
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A THE FIRE SITUATION. A
Hood River fires burn with A
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renewed vigor. V
A Telegraph and tlephone A
A wires down in Oregon.
A Trains delayed on account A
A of oppressive heat In Wash- A
A ington. 4
A. Alger lumber camps burned A
A out. . t A
A La Grande feels crippled A
A wire service. A
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HOOD RIVER, Aug. 31. Forest
fires which for several days have been
burning through the Hood River
county and east of her, today gained
renewed fury. Owing to inaccessi
bility of the country, details are mea
ger. Also, telegraphic communication
is disrupted by the fire.
Early today lines connecting Port
land and other Oregon cities with the
east were reported down. This with
the fact that the fires have burned
the poles and Jevelled tbe wires in
southern and central Oregon, has re
sulted practically in tying up Port
land and vicinity, from communication
Owing to a number of fires In close
proximity, the atmosphere is becom
ing hazy. Conditions are not serious
except for the Interruption of com
munication. Trains Delayed.
PORTLAND. Aug. 31. Word was
received from various parts of Wash
ington that indicate extensive fire
owing to the dry conditions. Fires
in the proximity of the Northern Pa
cific route between here and Seattle
render travel burdensome owing to
the oppressive heat and dense smoke.
Trains proceed cautiously and arrive
at the terminal points late.
' Fires Near Kahuna.
KALAMA, Wash., Aug. 31. Forest
fires are raging in the timber east of
here. The Alger logging camps have
been burned out, and cut timber and
machinery is being destroyed. More
than a section of Alger's timber haa
been burned by the fire which is ad-
IS IN 'FRISCO BAY
Maryland, South Dakota and West Vir
ginia went to the Mare Island Navy
Yards for amunitlon and supplies.
The squadron is under orders to
sail Sunday for Asiatic norts on, an ex
tended cruise. The fleet will attempt
to establish a speed record from here
to Honolulu, and will engage In ma
neuvers and target practice on the
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A Another Quake Somewhere. A
A CLEVELAND, Aug. 31. A A
A seismograph instrument In the A
labratory of Father Odenbaugh A
A at St. Ignatius college, regis-
A tered an earthquake occurring
A somewhere In the North Ameri- A
can continent The shock last- A
4 ed from 6:11 this morning to A
A 6:27. Vibrations were more
pronounced than the shock at
A Panama yesterday. , A
A - Va
WRECKING TUG HURRIES TO THE
Will be Known Tomorrow if The Ohio
Can be Eventually Salved.
SEATTLE, Aug. 31. The Canadian
wrecking tug, Salvor, la expected to
reach the wrecked steamer Ohio to
morrow morning. Word la expected
by wireless soon after, regarding the
practicability of, raising the vessel.
Captain S. B. Glbbs, representing
Lloyds Radcliffe Forman, represent
ing the Alaska Steamship company,
insurance adjusters, are en route to
Carter Bay, where the wreck lies. The
Lloyds carried all the Insurance. The
cargo was covered by San Francisco
Captain Fowler and Captain Gibba
will supervise the work of the divers
in examining the hull, and will de
cide whether the attempt to raise the
vessel will be Justified.
vancing toward Barrea camp,
loss is considerable.
Commercial circles felt the lack of
telegraph facilities here today in a
serious manner. About noon wires
were temporarily put- in ervlce be
tween this city and Portland, but the
service was spasmodic at the best.
The extreme efforts that the United
Press puts forth to meet the dally
demand for news from Its patrons
was well exemplified today, when
eastern dispatches were relayed to
Frisco, sent back to Salt Lake, then
to Boise and finally to La Grande.
such is often the case, the news trav
eling hundreds of miles In clrcultious ,
routes to reach destinations when
telegraphic services are crippled.
at least no need of enduring them.
Yet eighty-six people out of every
hundred have headaches at least at
occasional intervals. We can offer
offer you a prompt and certain rem
edy In our
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headache or relieve neuralgia In from
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It to be an absolutely certain cure in
practically all cases and for all kinds
of headache. '
NEWLIN DRUG COMPANY
LA GRANDE, ORE.
HOME FOR CHILDREN BURNS
AND AT LEAST SETEN DIE
Charred Remains Found Closely Hud
dled Together Prompt Resuonse t "
Fire Drill Saves Hundrci All Re
ported Safe, But Ashes Reveal
Ghastly Sight Today When an In.
testlgatlon Was Made.
NEW YORK. Aug. 31. Bodies ot
seven young children, burned beyond
recognition, were found today In the
ruins of the St. Malachis home for
the children In Rockaway park. Fire
men are seeking others. The discov
ery ot the bodies was a shock to the
police, having reported, after the fire
last night that the children were safe.
Courage of the sisters in the Orphan
ago, . with prompt response by the
children to a fire drill, saved hun
dreds of little lives. It is not known
how the seven dead were separated
from their companions. , They were
found huddled a mass In a room
on the seconv r, apparently cling
ing together ' ,
Nearly louv,., Iren were in the
home, a wooden structure occupying
the entire block facing the ocean. In
mates were from 2 to 12 years.
The fire started in the engine room
at seven last night, and the children
bad just retired with Sisters' devot
ions. The fire drill was sounded and
spectators cheered as the twelve-year
olds appeared carrying the babies. As
soon as the children were in the street
the roll was called and all reported
safe. . '
A Pope Feels Eurthquake. A
A ROME, Aug. 31. A slight
A earthquake was felt here this
afternoon. There was no dam-
age. . The shock was felt . by
A Pope Pius at the aVtlcan. VI-
bration laster for three sec-