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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY; OREGON,
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1909.
riTTSBCRG LOSES TO THE '
SEW YORK GIANTS AGAIN"
Chicago Tuts Crimp in The Tenant
Aspirations of The Philadelphia
Athletics lu The American Leairue
by Winning Handily Today Pirates
Simply Resting For The World i
Scries Chicago Registers Eight
Hits And as Many Runs.
The Scores Today.
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Chicago 8 8 4
' Philadelphia 3 7 6
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30. Chi
cago Americans this afternoon put
another crimp in the pennant' win
ners of the Athletics for the Chicago
team trounced the Philadelphians, by
a score of 8 to 3. Neither Bide scored
until the fourth Inning; fourth, Chi
cago' 1, Athletics 0; fifth, Chicago 1,
Athletics 0; Sixth, neither scored;
seventh, Chicago 4, Athletics 1; elgth,
Chicago 1, Athletics 2; ninth, Chicago
1, Athletics 0.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 30. In the first
game here today, New York 9, Pitts
burg 2. This is the third straight
for the Giants, but the Pirates have
the pennant cinched.
Teary Awaits Honors.
PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 30.
Commander Peary is awaiting word
from New York to determine whether
he is to take part in the Hudson-Fulton
celebration or return to Eagle
Island home to await the public ver
dict in his controversy with Dr. Cook.
Peary said he was awaiting word of
the Roosevelt's arrival, but It is un
derstood he is awaiting to see what
place the Roosevelt will be assigned
to in the parade.
VOU WANT A SUIT
jl .HERE YOU CAN BE-SURE OF GET
TING GARMENTS NOT ONLY COR
RECT IN EYERY FASHION DETAIL
BUT FAULTLESS IN WORKMAN
MANSHIP AND PERFECT IN FIT.
THAT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE
BUI Li BY THE BEST CLOTHES
MAKERS IN AMERICA. COME EAR
LY WHILE THE ASSORTMENT IS
COMPLETE. VALUES $10, $15, IS, $20
WORD BUT NOT TOO BIG
YOU OF OUR LINE, ANY SHAPE,
SIZE OR STYLE TnAT YOU MAY
WANT WILL BE FOUND HERE.
PRICES $8.00, $J0.00, $15.00 AND UP.
YOU WANT A GOOD STYLISH COAT
FOR THE RAINY SEASON. WE
HAVE THEM AT PRICES THAT ARE
IN REACH OF EVERYONE.
110.00, $12.00. $13J0, $15.00 to $22.50.
ROYAL TAILORS ;
WE ARE AGENTS FOR THE
WORLD WIDE, MADE TO
e f air
j No Hurry For Fay.
! In view of the fact that the Electric
Light tinopany is changing hand3 and
all are busy in the office, no bills will
be sent out until Monday, and patrons
need make no preparations to pay un
til that time.
Two Delicate Operations.
Two of the most critical operations
ever performed at the hospital in this
city, were performed yesterday by
Dr. Hall assisted by Dr. Meyers of
Union, Dr. Martin of Cove, and Dr.
C. T. Bacon. The first operation was
for the relief of Mrs. Eric Johnson of
Union, and the other for Mrs. Emma
Clark of Union. Mrs. Clark is a sis
ter of Mrs. Chet ' Bidwell of Island
To Death From Cycle.
WALLA WALLA, Sept. 30. After
crashing Into n fpfino whiin rpccilns
50 miles an hour, oti "Harley David
son" a motor cycle, Harry Gardner
is in a local hospital today suffering
internal Injuries and concussion of
the brain. Gardner, with lx others
was trying out cycles for the race at
the' county fair next week. Gardner
had made a mile, looked backward a
second, and his machine struck a post
catapulatlng him thirty feet agal- st
An important meeting of tue board
of managers of the exposition will be
held tonight at the Commercial club.
It is imperative that every member
be at this meeting as some urgent
matters must be attended to.
PORTLAND, Sept. 30. The Sep
tember grand jury in filing their re
port today, scored the city detectives
as ornaments and entirely useless.
The sheriffs office was rapped.
Suodgrass Better Today.
A telephone message from V. J.
Snodgrass' physicians at Portland,
this afternoon state that Mr. Snod
grass is a trifle better today. He had
a serious sinking spell yesterday, and
the worst Is feared.
J. II. Aiklue The Same.
J. II. Aikine, who has been serious
ly ill for several days at his home
on Fourth street, is about the same
late this afternoon.
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HEARS STARTLING FACTS
Northern Pacific Traftic Manager Ad
mits The Rates to Portland on iron
and Furoitore Are Lower Thau to
Coast Because Factory Exists Thrre
Cost of Glass Not Equal to The
Rate on it Turner Olhcr Present
to Handle Local Case.
SPOKANE, Sept. 30. The Inter
state Commerce Commission is hear
ing new evidence here to show that
rates on various commodities where
there . is no water competition are
much higher to Spokane than on the
coast. The window glass rate is more
than the cost of glass.
Freight Traffic Director Woodworth
of the Northern Pacific, claimed he
gave a lower rate on iron and furni
ture to Portland, because there was
a large factory at Portland, lie said
the coast rate granted many things
lower than to Inland Oregon, Idaho,
and Washington towns.
Turner Oliver .representing the
Commercial club of La Grande, is
present and will introduce and handle
arguments in the interest of his home
Posse After Stolen Girl.
RIVERSIDE. Calif., Sept. 30. With
out food or water, and almost sur
rounded by a pursuing posse, Billy
Boy ,the Piute Indian, who killed his
sweetheart's father, also an Indian,
and abducted the girl, will probably
be captured or killed tonight. The
posse was so close they could hear
the weary little girl's sobs, but did
not dare to close in as the youth is
a dead shot, and is armed with a rifle.
The posse is attempting to drive him
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VISITS THE FAIR
TAFT s) PRESENCE IS
CAUSE FOR NEW RECORD
Taft Continues to Cut Ills Programs
Short Spoke Last Evening For
, Two Minutes at a Banquet And Then
Retired up Early Today Preparing
Speech For The Seattle Address
Sweethearts" Threaten to Make
Life Unpleasant For Him.
SEATTI.K. Sept. 30. President
Taft is boosting the , Alaska-Yukon-PactOc
exposition today. The biggest
crowd oh record showed the exposi
tion promoters that they made' no mis
take with the pre-ident as a drawing
card. The president arose early, cor
recting manuscript of a speech to be
delivered later at the exposition
grounds. He retired last night tired
out. He wouldn't have reached his
bed until twelve o'clock if he hadn't
resolutely curtailed the extra stunts.
Yale men greeted and banqueted
Taft, but the president spoke only
two minutes and retired early.
Today the programme began at 9:15
when Taft visited the exposition, In
spected the buildings, 'rode about the
grounds, and delivered a speech. This
evening he will be entertained by
Governor Hay at a dinner.
The president is surrounded closely
and there Is no handshaking for fear
of a repetition of the McKinley trag
edy at the Buffalo exposition.
Ia nirer of "Sweethearts."
The gravest danger that has threat
ened the president on his present trip
is now causing him some apprehen
sion as it is expected ladles of his
youthful days will make their appear
ance, claiming to be "old sweet
hearts." At North Yakima yesterday
Taft unguardedly referred to an "old
sweetheart." The president is now
expecting a throng of imaginative wo
men to appear and claim that title.
TEN THOUSAND STOLEN FROM
Posse . Has Robbers Snrronnded In
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Sept.
30. After spending a night in the
hills near here, a posse of deputy
sheriffs has surrounded three masked
robbers, who yesterday looted the Ci
tizens' National bank at Glenwood
Springs, of $10,000.
The robbers are heavily armed and
a stubborn resistance is expected. A
reinforcing posse of 200 strong set out
at noon.' Bloodhoundu assisted loca
ting the robbers.
Two Men Killed By Auto.
NEW YORK, Sept. 30. Edward Ba
ker, the proprietor of a garage at
Mineola, and Parker Norton owner of
the Mineola Press, were killed in an
automobile wreck today while re
turning home with Rn escaped bnl'oon
that they had been chasing. The car
became unmanageable an' -ashed in
to a large telegraph i ' ! . killing one
of the men instantly and the ether
dying shortly after the accident.
Make Hogs do The Work.
For the purpose of securing space
In the fair grounds to demonstrate to
the farmers how to make hogs, grind
Sets New Record.
j nKI'J.lN, Sept. CO. Orville Wright
established a new world's record
when he ascended C93 feet at Pots
dam in a Wright machine. The flight
was witnessed , by the Empress and
several princes and princesses.
Youthful Thleies Taken.
That the bills and woods along the
lower Grande Uonde river attracted
two young horse thieves from Dayton,
Washington, and on Monday gave
them up to the officers was the news
received in this city today. The boys
were named Pelllsier and Brlttaln.
and were from Walla Walla, but stole
about $1,000 worth of horses ne?r
1 WHEAT PIT
ARMOUR WRESTS MILLIONS
IN WHEAT FROM KING
September Options Shoot Upward In
a Remarkable Fashion, Rising; Four
teen Points lu a Few Hours Mar
ket Closes at $1.20 Patten Caught
Short And Loses Heavily His
Allies Also Lose Big Chunks to
Armour In The Tussle.
CHICAGO, Sept. SO. Armour
caught Patten, the wheat king, and
other noted wheat speculator, shorty Rll ,ontracU held by the fome.
of September wheat today, and there
by he added millions to his huge pile
Today was the end of trading in
September option. Armour cleverly
wrested between $1,000,000 and $5,
000,000 from shrewd Patten and his
During the last hours of trading,
September wheat jumped 14 points,
making a phenomenal climb from
$i.or to $1.20.
The pit was stunned by the terrific
onslaught which Armour made
aganlst the invincible Patten.
PUT IN ACTION
DEPOSITORS IN DEFUNCT INSTI
TUTION PAID OFF.
Oklahoma Banking Ls Given Thor
ough Test There Today.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 30. The
entire state of Oklahoma is today in
tently watching the first practical
working's r f tho 'mnk guarantee when
400 depositors of tho Columbia bank
were paid the amount of their deposits
In full from the funds of (lie state
banking board. The depositors are con
fulent tliiit tin-board will make Rood
their f"'sii'' :ini us a result tliero
was no sign o'" disorder and an ab
rlute absence of any haste on the
part of depositors to be the first to
get their money from the bank. Tho
condition of th Columbia bank has
not l c -i ' public and will not be
until after ilie state board has finished
paying off all depositors.
their own food, John Dudman and L.
D. Cook of Seattle, are In the city
today, and will remain until after
next week. The machine to be ex
hibited Is called the "Hog motor
grinder and feeder." It is said to be
and interesting sight from the novel
ty of the method and will add an at
traction to the fair.
III LOCAL CASE
LOCAL LAND OFFICERS
RENDERS DECISION IN CASE
Judf,'c Bean of Pendleton, Not Gnilty
of Fraud In Connection With Ob
taining Water Rights In Umatilla
as Charged by The Govern
ment 1 nSuit Instituted Here Held
Hint Titles And Rights to Land
Are Perfectly Valid.
Of leading importance in a long" list
of decisions promulgated this morn
ing by the officials of the local land
office, is that in the case of the United
States vs. Judge Henry J. Bean of
Pendleton, involving 320 acres of des
ert land taken in Umatilla. The
charges were made that at the time of
proof Jw' , Bean had not a sufficient
water r' for the land and that he
had a contract placed on record
showing that he had such water sup
ply and that he fraudulently used
such contract for the purpose of ma
1 The point at issue In the charge
of fraud, it will be seen, is the valid
ity of the contract for water made be
tween Judge Bean and the Hinkle .
Ditch company. This contract was
made in 1900. Later t" Hinkle Ditch
company sold out to the Butter Creek
Ditch company and the latter assum-
w.lAftei' sfttt'hg forth ths charges 7ii
the case and the answer of Judge
Bean, the decision says In conclusion:
This appears to be a very import
ant case, and In order that an intelli
gent decision may be reached the
Register and Receiver have given the
same very careful consldbiation both
separately and conjointly, and In the
consideration of the evidence which
Is before us we find the testimony
to be somewhat conflicting as between
the plaintiff and defendant, and in
some respects are somewhat in doubt;
but in carefully considering and
weighing the testimony and all cir
cumstances surrounding the facts
presented we cannot find that fraud
or evidence of fraud has been proven
to exist, or that a void contract was
fraudulently used at the tlmo final
proof was submitted by this defen
dant. The testimony and exhibits In
troduced disclose, to our satisfaction
that a clear and valid right to the
use of sufficient water with which to
reclaim the land involved existed at
tho time final proof wa -submitted, '
and If there were any defects the
same are now cured by reason' of
transfers which have been made be
tween tho Hinkle Ditch company, the
Butter Creek Water company and the
Western Land and Irrigation com
pany, and, that a valid existing water
rlpht has become permanently at
tached to the land, by reason of the
acceptance of the deed and the nature
of the contracts and which we find
Is sufficient for the reclamation there
on. It follows therefore that the govern
ment has failed by a preponderance of
testimony to prove the charges here
in made and that the proceedings
should be dismissed. An order and rec
ommendatlon are accordingly made.
Thirty days will be allowed within
which to appeal from this decision to
the Honorable Commissioner o fthe
General Land Office, nnd in default
thereof, unless this derision is dis
turbed, the same will become final.
F .C. PRAMWELL.
COLON R. RBERHARD.
Cooled Food Sale Satnrday.
The Home Missionary society of the
M. R. church will conduct a cooked
food sale next Saturday at the Rus
sell Meat market. The public is in
vited to patrontie this sale.