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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1909.
ELIETED PRESIDENT ESCAPED
BODILY HARM BY YERY NAR
JODYGAURO SPIES SUSPECT
Stranger Armed With Revolver And
Cartridges And Camera Arrested
near the president to take a picture.'
The police however, nlac liftio
credence in this assertion, and be
lieve vvrigLt was using the camera as
a blind to get closer to Taft .
SEW BARBER EQUIPMENT.
Expenditure of Considerable Sum Has
Made Old I'laee New And larger.
Jolly & Deslle's tonsorlal parlors In
the Foley hotel, were this morning
opened on a new equipment of three
chairs Instead of two as formerly,
and a combination three-part case of
the latest make and design. The
chairs are all of the up-to-date kind,
and with new paint in and out the
place wears a new and catchy ap
pearance. The outlay for the new
equipment was extensive, as the pur-
The third chair will be presided
over by A. W. Moore, of Mt. Vernon,
Illinois, who with his wife and child.
have recently moved to La Grande.
Mr. Moore is an experienced barber.
PORTLAND, Oct. 2. Carrying a
evolver of heavy caliber, and a poc
ketful of cartridges, Arthur Wright,
Tjr ixweu jenier, iwasa., auempiea to
lirust his way toward President Taft
oday while the chief executive was
passing in an automobile, but was dis-
'irmed and arrested before lie reached
' The affair occurred at Sixth and
land hotel, wl;ch ts a temporary
raft hostelry. ' r . '
I The parade in honor of Taft had
leached the corner when a secret
i?rvlce man accompanying the pres
ident saw Wright worming his way
irough the crowd. Calling to sev-
al policemen, the president's body
mrd sprang toward the man. A
,iarp struggle followed, and when
fright was handcuffed, a 38 calibre
volver, and a score of cartridges
3r;ak?i from .bim, and also a. catn-
ra. He is charged with carrying
Police Captain Bailey, who particl-
ed in the arrest said Wright's ac
s were suspicious, not only in the
ner of endeavoring to reach the
ident, but the method of carrying
camera -aroused suspicions,
ight refused to make a statement,
ept to say he was tryfng to get
Sim ROOMS" ARE LISTED
STILL MORE NEED TO BE OX SAFE
ASH CONTROLS TUESDAY
NIGHT'S PARADE FEATURES
On The Ete of The Opening Day of
The Fair There is a Hurry And a
Hustle Which Is Spelling Success
For The County Fulr Next Week
Building Adjaceut to The Exhlbl
Hon Building Are Being Erected
This Week. ,
Public Is Aiding In Providing Night
Not only a few, but many, are con
tributing towards the welfare of the
county fair which opens next Mon
day. Over 60 rooms for use of visi
tors in the city have been listed with
Ray W. Logan at the Information
Bureau. This will hardly cover the
requirements, however, and the bur
eau will be open tomorrow from 9
until 10 o'clock, and from 3 until 4
o'clock, that rooms can be listed at
that time. The response for rooms
has io 'n L!b' cl, ore- are need
ed that a condition will not exist here
as it did in Pendleton, when visitors
in the city, were forced to sit up all
This rooms are not to be donated,
but owners are to charge a reason
able and fair price for their accom
modations, hence .it is hot so much a
matter of philantrophy as might first
be thought. Get in line.
At a meeting of the executive board
of the exposition association last
night at the Commercial club, final
arrangements for the big event next
week were discussed. Arrangements
were made for the parade to open the
evening's entertainment on Tuesday.
William Ash was given full charge of
this feature. All that will go to make
irft this grand pageant will not be
known until Tuesday evening, but a
war dance and other wild and spec
tacular stunts by the Red Men are
within the range of possibility. An
event which will prove a worthy suc
cessor to the spectacular parade of
The rain brings little terror to the
hearts of the exposition promoters,
owing to the fact that the buildings
are now under roof and work can be
rushed rain tr shine. This morning
practically every exhibitor -was on the
grounds with his carpenters fixing up
booths. The interior of the great
building is rapidly taking on the ap
pearance of a real exposition.
Or t.hfi.vW9st sido of. the rink:', the
dancing pavilion is under cover and
a force of carpenters are busy laying
the floor. On the east t side of the
rink the speaking and music hall is
under canvas and can soon be put
into shape for the first gathering on
Monday will be a great day in La
YOU WANTA SUIT
HERE YOU CAN BE SURE OF GET
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RECT IN EVERY FASHION DETAIL
BUT FAULTLESS IN WORKMAN.
MANSHIP AND PERFECT IN FIT.
THAT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE
BUILT BY THE BEST CLOTHES
MAKERS IN AMERICA. COME EAR
LY WHILE THE ASSORTMENT IS
COMPLETE. YALUES $10, $15, 18, $20
MAGNIFICENT OVERCOATS A BIG
WORD BUT NOT TOO BIG TO TELL
YOU OF OUR LINE, ANY SHAPE,
SIZE OR STYLE THAT YOU MAY
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PRICES $8.00, $10.00, $13.00 AND UP.
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I YOU WANT A GOOD STYLISH COAT
FOR THE RA1XY SEASON. WE
HAVE THEM AT PRICES THAT ARE
IX REACH OF EVERYONE. TRICES,
110.0(1, $12.00, $13.50, $15.00 to $22J0.
ROYAL I TAILORS
WE ARE AGENTS FOR THE ABOVE
WORLD WIDE, MADE TO MEASURE
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ARRIVAL OF PRESIDENT IN
PORTLAND RENEWS TROUBLE
Bourne's t Action In Hogging Taft
While In Oregon Metropolis is
- Cause For Discussion And Much
Dissatisfactory Comment Presl
dent Drops Into a Hornets Nest
When1 he Alights at Portland
Simon Plays Part.
(By Kbbert II. Hazard, Staff cor
respondent . with Preaident Taft for
the United Press.)
PORTLAND, Oct 2. When ' Pres-
dent Wm. H. Taft reached Portland
this morning he found himself in the
middle of another local fight. Sen
ator Jonothan Bourne, his old golf
playing friend, is the storm center of
this battle and in. this town he is
lretty' evenly divided between hid.
supporters and his foes. Bourne mo
nopolized the President, according to
the oppositionists, by. pursuading the
President to follow a plan mapped out
by himself, thus delivering a Berles of
slaps at his personal enemies, thus
making of himself the chief figure of
the presidential doings.
On the other hand Bourne's sup
porters declare that the Senator's ene
mies "beat Bourne to it." by engag
ing the whole floor of the principal
hotel, the Portland, and barring all
who had not previously accepted the
President Taft left his car under the
wingo( Mayor Simon and proceeded
to the Portland Hotel for breakfast.
Afterwards he was in a motor parade
with the president at the head and
took a ride through the suburbs and
j-eviewed a parade of school children.
In the afternoon he lunched with the
local notables and played golf with
Senator Bourne. This evening ho will
speak at the armory.
"I blacked your father's shoes a
thousand times, Mr. President," . said
a grizzled mustached man today. "He
was one of the first men I ever re
member of being kind to me when I
was a little bootblack on the streets
of Cincinnati." The former bootblack
was Mr. John F. Carroll, attorney for
the Burlington Railroad.
Grande. "At one time in coming
through Wyoming we followed sheep
: trulls for eight or ten miles at a
time. One thing' every reputable au-
toraoblle owner iu the east would
contribute $50 per i year to Uulld a
great interstate road. There is no
pleasure in automobillng in a city.
On our return trip we are going via
California and New Mexico."
RELAY RACE SEARING.
Driving a powerful Midland car,
carrying "The PresB" courier, bear
ing a message from President Taft to
President (Jhilberg, of the Alaska-Yu-kon-Paclflc
exposition, In the great
"Press" Transcontinental Auto Relay
Run, Gerald P. Hall, crossed the Mis
sissippi river about 7:30, September
27. many bourn oVim? rt rchcluls.
At the rate which the machines are
running, without accident and beat
ing schedules regularly, the relay
will reach La Grande within a day or
two, at least not later than Monday
.The race will be run from Baker
City to La Grande, and from this city
to Walla Walla, the message changing
hands in this city. The press of the
country is devoting but little atten
tion to the race, and it is difficult to
ascertain the location of the tar.
LARC EST SALE
ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF FIVE-YEAR-OLD
MIC PQIPClinT luunuurrn
vnt.k i iiiul iiu i nmiuuiibLU
LOCAL WEED WAR DIFFERS
FROM OTHER SECTIONS.
PATH FOR AUTOMOBILES.
BI:r C0-Horse Power Knox on a Long
Cross Country Trl.
Sandrldse People Now Seeding Their
Suimiierfullows Say Farmers.
Seeding summerfallows is in full
blast In most sections of the Sand
ridge at the present time according
to farmers who are in the city today.
The weed question is now a thing of
the past for this year. The previous
summer rains have brought all the
foul seeds np and the work of secxUng
and the subsequent harrowing has
uprooted and killed the weeds..
The problem of killing out the
weeds In the Grande Ronde valley,
is different from that in the Walla
Walla, Umatilla, and other dry farm
ing sections. In most places farmers
have to wait until the fall rains to do
their seeding In order that the work
may kill out the weeds which do not
sprout until the fall rains. Here the
ground carries sufficient moisture to
make the weeds come up all through
.the summer. . This necessitates ev
eral workings of the ground, but
makes waiting for fall rains to do
Cleaver And Associates Buy Tract
Near Imbler Known as The Old
One hundred acres of flve-year-old
bearing orchards changed hands this
morning, when George L, Cleaver and
associates; purchased what is com
monly known as the' M. L, Causey '
tract near Imbler from A P. Wilson
and C B.'KlnshaWi The sale Is the
largest from a standpoint of amount
of bearing orchard involved, that has
been transacted In the annals of the
fruit business in Union county. The
price is not announced, but three
years ago, when the orchard was two
years old, M. L. Causey sold the en
tire orchard to MeBsra Wilson and
Klnshaw for 1130.00 an acre, a price
that at that time was loudly touted
as remarkably large for that aged or
The land Is now in full bearing and
specimens of the fruit raised there
will be on show at the fair next week.
There are several varieties of apples
among the trees. Including York, Im
perial, Yellow Newtown, Rome Beau
ties and Ganos. v'
Mr. CloaveY and Ijls associates,-who
are well versed In orchard land, de
clare this to be the. choicest tract of
land in the county. It is incidentally
as large as any one tract. The sale
did of course involve the transfer of
thousands of dollars.
Such sales as these are largely
based on the impetus given realty
values b ythe advent of irrigation in
the near future. Ten, 20 and 30 acre
deals are often made, but It Is infre
quent to record large sales of young
orchard land, but thla sale Is charac
teristic in that the entire 100 acres
are put to bearing supplied with bear
ing fruit trees.
That one of the far reaching re
sults of the A-Y-P. exposition is to be
the Initiation of a movement to build
a great Interstate highway, was the
statement of President H. C. Oster
man of the Ostermnn Car factory of
Chicago, who came through La
Grande today with an automobile
party bound for Seattle! With Mr.
Osterman was his wife and Mr. and
Mrs. M. W. Drennen of Chicago, and
Charles Cour, driver.
The party left Chicago July 29 in
their CO horsepower Knox, but have
been traveling Just 22 days. Among
their stops they spent a week in Boise
and a number of othe points In Ida
ho and Wyoming. Fom this lime on
until the exposition i reached the
party will hurry. Mr. Moore of the
Intermountaln Auto company of Boise
Is acting as guide for the car as far
sa Pendleton, In a Chalmers-Detroit.
"The best roads 'we found west of
the Rocky mountains," said Mr. Oster
man were between Baker and Ia
MAN ATTACKED BY PROMINENT
SALEM BOY SUCCUMBS.
Posse Unable to Arrest The Youthful
Murderer Thus Far.
SALEM, Oct. 2. Policeman Eck
hart, who was shot by George Mey
ers, the son of a prominent merchant
here, early yesterday morning, died
at the Imt-pltal last night. Tie made
an ante mortem. statement to the ef
fect that Meyers shot him.
Meyers hus not yet been captured.
The mayor this morning offered $1000
reward for the slayer.
WILSON OF MOSCOW, IS THE NEtf
SW THE PRESIDENT.
By l:i;ip..t Attlon J. A. Arbuckle
Managed to "Get Close."
Still panting, figuratively speaking,
from exertions' of trying to gain a
view of the corpulent president, J. A.
Arbuckle, proprietor of the Model
restaurant, arrived homo today from
Seattle, where he was one of the hun
dreds of thousands who strove to
cast their eyes on President Taft. The
amphitheatre in the fair grounds wac
filled to suffocation long before the
president commenced his address two
Nordjle or Hulen Will he The Plan
SPOKANE, Oct 2. A ditf to pur
chase the Vancouver baseball club,
was practically concluded by Man
ager Dickson, according to Harry
Wilson, the baseball enthusiast of
Moscow, Idaho. Wilson says he has
been negotiating some time to pur
chase the franchise as soon as the
details ' were closed and begin
strcngtheneing the team for the next
season. Billy Hulen or Lou Nordyke
will probably be the playing manager.
days ago, and Mr. Arbuckle was de
prived of the treat of hearing tha
executive's ship subsidy address. Lat
er on however, by a patient wait, Mr.
Arbuckle managed to get within hand
reach tf the president.
The visitor Is well satisfied with
the fair, the same as the many before
him have been. .
Everybody will attend the fair.