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UNION COUNTY, ORE. FRIDAY. OCT. 22, 1909.
HORROR IS EEAR
COUBBIEBS BRING WORD
OF AWFUL DEVASTATION.
Tousand Believed to HaTe Been Kill
ed by Falling Buildings or Swallow
ed Up In Crevices Entire Country
Front is Changed In Southern Italy
Government Beady to Send in Sup
plies If Reports prove true Evi
Rome, Oct 22. Fear of another
Messina disaster is now awaiting the
world. This time the disaster is from
the southern end of the Sicilian island
and the uneasiness of the lack of
definite news and the fearof the very
worst is growing hourly. The Italian
government Is preparing to rush re
lief to the stricken people is the dis
aster proves to be anything near
what has occurred In the district of
Cantanla. ' .
Earthquakes of long duration, dur
ing which the earth rocked and open
ed la great crevices, have been re
ported in the vicinity of Mount Aetna.
There Is no way of obtaining infor
mation ot the extent ot the damages
at this time as all communication has
been desroyed. It Is said that at least
one person was killed in every house
that was wrecked In the town of Acl
beale, and. that Included practically
every house In the town, which Is the
vonly place fhai has bete heard from.
The government Is now expecting a
long death list
. ..' In Baluchistan.
Quetta, India. October 22. Exhaust
. trihAamen. arriving here today re
port the -wholesale destruction of
$Z. Comforters - $IA9
A special offering of interest to all
economical buyers. ". A iiue line of
heavy weight comforters that sell res-.
ularly for 2.00. On sale for
ISc (Jingham lie
A. choice collection of patterns in
fancy dress ginghams. Come in chucks
stripes and dots. The very best grade
obtainable and actual 15c values, on
sale for jd.
Jhe f air Zthe fair Ohe pair
Northeastern Baluchistan and West
ern Bunjab, bu a terrifflc earthquake j
the likes of which have never before
been known. Hundreds of people are
dead, the less of life being terrible.
According to the statements of the
half crazed refugees, the entire face
of the country between here and
Khelat, the capital of Baluchistan,
has been completely changed. The
earthquake was continuous and lasted
for a long time. Plains have been
transformed Into low ranges 01
smoking mountains and hits have
been transformed into boiling lakes
of mud and water. In the village ot
Kurani, a crevace opened through the
main portion of the. town swallowlug
a great majority of the buildings and
peoplle. The crevice was of an enor
mous width and engulfed the ma-
lorlly tCUCC-i puuyltf ouii al
most all of the principal business sec
itons of the place. There are no news
from any of the stricken districts ex
cept those mentioned. From the
meager details that have been gath
ered ffom the fugitives it would ap
pear that this will prove to be one
of the most destructive earthquakes
BIG DAY MONDAY.
Com m nig of Simmons to Local 1'amp
Signal for Important ETcut.
Next Monday will be a meinoraM)
day for Woodcraft 'n this city. On
that day .J. W. Simmons, hn'.d of the
state department of the M. V. A. will
be here to visit the local camp. In
addition to the local members n largo
delegation from other citup in the
county are expected.
After the address wnich U: Sim
mons will ellverla the iousje h.ul
Monday evening there will be a ban
quet In his honor. This banquet will
be held In . the Model restaurant.
Members of the order in - he county
are looking forward to ?1 inlay as
Mr. Simmons is one of the hig inei
of the state.' $i
Friday and Saturday
Si and $1.50 petticoats - .89c
A sample line of Black Satteen Pet
ticoats, well made and trimmed with
tucks and accordian plaited ruffles.
All are good servlcable matrlals and
good values at the' regular price of
1.00 and $1.25. On sale for-
. SATURDAY EVENING WE SELL CHOICE CANDIES SUCH AS IMITA.
TIOX ALMONDS, GOOSEBERRIES, YICTOR CREAMS, ' LEMON DBOM,
JELLY BEANS, CREAM NCTS,SMOOTH ALMONDS, CREAM ALM. ';
ONDS, COCOANUT BON BONS, MINT CREAM WAFERS, PEANUT' WA
FERS, DAIBY DROPS LOTTIE CARAMELS, CREAM COVERED DATES, '
'-. DUTCH GUM DROPS AND JELL STRAWBERRIES IT THE REMARK.
ABLE LOW PRICE OF j . ' . ' .. .1 .. .. .. .. .. ..,..10j '
V - TRY OUR CANDIES AND YOU WILL KEEP CGMJXG. .
. $t.Z5 Kitionas ?.85c
An opportunity to' supply your
ter needs at a big saving. Ladies thvt
. flannelette kimonos. Made Tof good,
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heavy flannelette and a large variety
of patterns to select from. All sizes.
Regular $1.00 and $U'5 values on
sale Friday and Saturday for ....S5e
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ALSO GIYE SPECIAL PAINS
TO SENATOR LA FOLLETTE.
Meeting of Local Lawyers to Give La
FoUetto the Glad Band When he
Arrives Incidentally Lawyers take
Steps to Form County Bar Assocla-
-Hrfr!::; Tcu. Chair
man of the Connty Organization
Several Committees Named.
A commltte to meet Senator Robert
L. LaFollette at the train when he
arrives in La Grande next Tuesday,
an automobile ride through the val
ley and a 5 o'clock luncheon were the
plans agreed upon by the lawyers of
the city this afternoon at a meeting
held in the Commercial Club rooms.
The appropriate committee for the
carying out of these plans were ap
pointed .Judge Knowlos was the chair
man ot the meeting and C. E. Cochran
Upon the motion of Atorney Ivanhoe
all the attorneys of the county will
be Invited to be present to partici
pate in the reception to their disting
uished fellow lawyer from the Badger
state. In add:tlon to the lawyers of
Union county some are coming from
Pendleton and Wallowa counties . to
meet the famous senator here.
. At the same.jneetlng.ihe lawyers of
th,e city this afternoon took the Ini
tiatory steps for the purpose of form
ing a permanent organization to be
known as the Union County Bar Asso
ciation. The following attorneys were
at the meeting and from that number
committees for carrying out the plans
(Continued on Pago Eight)
A fine line of Spatt's fleece lined
leggins and the Ponta Legginette.
Something new In the line ot protec
tion from the cold. Would be pleased
to have you, call and examine them.
Our prices are right
A if 1- 1 If A
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III USE TMFTS
SEYEBAL ATTEMPTS BUT NO
One Suspect Fired at by Jerry Proe
Which Was Caught Meddling with
Door to East La Grande Home
Residents Take Extra Precautions
iw rrevent Entrance East La
Grande Scene of Numerous Search
ers to Round up Suspects. " ', .
Occasional fusllades aimed at bus
pected robbers, were the thrilling fea
tures of last night,- and though none
of the bullets Vent true or notwith
standing that no suspects have been
arrested, house thievery -which has
been so prevalent during the pa-t
week, took a lull last night. So far as
ascertainable, no houses were robhen
though a few attempts are believed to
have been made. From 7 o'clock in
the evening until late at night, res
idents of East La Grande saw people
and fictions which they deemed sus
picious at varous houses and notified
police headquarters. " f
Fred B. Hasten met a group at Sev
enth and Washington which to him
seemed to be suspicious characters.
He tried In vain to meet them face to
face and Immediately ' reported it to
the police. A search revealed that the
birds had flown. '?
People were seen prowling about
the Mac Wood residence on Washing
ton but clogs scared them away. Lights
were seen In the Ralston back yard
opposite the street from the Woods
home, but a search from the police
of both premises failed to reveal any
trades or clues.
..' , Shots Fired at Suspect
Jerry Proe had the experience of
coming face to face with what was
probably a would be robber. On his
return home in East La Grande, he
saw a man at the front door trying to
effect an entrance. Thinking it to be
a relative, he thought nothing of It
until his approach to the door alarm
ed the fellow and he ran to secluded
spot and lay down. Mr. Proe followed,
demanding to know the man's iden
tity. A bold breakaway and . run re
sulted. Proe opened fire with a revol
ver but the bullets only Increased
the fugitive's speed".
The unexpected cessation of real ao
tlvities Is no" doubt due to the " fact
that wide publicity has been given
the robberies through the papers and
the residents either left their lights
burning or 'took'.other precautions to
prevent entrances. ;
WalHlnger Ilouwe Scared.
Robbers "mutilated the front door of
the Walslnger home on Ninth street;
also in East La Grande, by cutting the
screen.. The house was not entered
but the evidence ,'of the attempt is
only too plain.
'::... Bevler Home Entered.
The. residence bPPeto Bevfer wirfch
for Wednesday night'- wbs " 'ideserted,
was ransacked thoroughly, 'but Noth
ing of any value was taken. Mm fle
Iver was the guest of relatives' in the
city while Jr. Belver was In Portland
He returned today to find the placa
topsy turvy. ;
Find Origin Of Candles.
It Is very evident that most of t'ho
candle drippings which have markel
the robbers progress are from candtfrf
Btolen from the W. H. Bohenkamp re:
idence last Kunaay nignt wnen h
watch Was taken from one of ITa I
Bohenkamp's rooms soon after he had
returned from Caldwell. The candel
abra In the parlor of the Bohenkamp
home was shorn of all its ct-",11eB and
It I sthoiight that thep -:e the oneH
used about the city, uuU-quently.
P. H. Rplllman of the expert station
of Union passed through the city this
morning enroute to Elgin to view the
fruit show at that place.
A WELCOME BAIN.
Moisture Permits Fall Seeding Gen
eral Rejoicing InUmatMla Co. ,
Among farmers and business men
as well there has been great rejoic
ing in Pendleton today over the heavy
rain that ensued for a portion of the
day. The rain was badly needed in
order to permit of fall farm work and
It will be vastly beneficial. Up to
this time practically no fall seeding
has been done and presumably the
rain wil now make seeding possible.
To the few who have alreay seeded
the rain will be especlaly pleasing
PEERAGE FOR FISHER.
London. Oct. 22. Admiral Sir John
Fisher, senior naval Lord of the Ad
mlrality, retired from active service
today. He will be 'elevated to the
peerage with the title of Baron Teth
ford. - "?. ' ;',;
The sew peer was born in 1841 and
entered the navy In 1851. He was
promoted to lieutenant In 1860. He
took part In the capture of the Can
ton and Peiho forts and served in the
Crimean. China and Egyptian wars.
He became a rear admiral in 1890,
Lord of the Admtrality in 1892, com-mander-ln-chlet
on the North Amer
ican and West Indies Station In 1897.
commander-in-chief of the Mediter
ranean Station in 1899 and First Sea
Lord of the Admirality in 1904. .
Rochester, N. Y. Oct. 22. Arrange
menta were mada today by the In
diistrlal Exposition management to
observe tomorrow as Commercial Ex
ecutive's day, in honor of the Na
tlonal Association - of Comercial Ex
ecutives, which wil hlld its conven
tion here during the next few days
The meeting brings to Rochester the
secretaries and presidents ot most of
the Important chambers ot commerce
and boards of , trade of the country.
The visitors will; be given first hand
Information and v demonstration of
how to run an industrial exposition.
KENNEDY'S STARS REINSTATED
;t TO PLAt ti GRANDE.
Big Team Cominij Tonight te Meet the
Local Team Tomorrow,
Tonight's i train will -;,brto is- the
formidable Spokane high school ,team
and immediately! upon Its urrlval here
the squad, of 1ft men will be put up
at' the Foley. The strength "of -; the
visitors will be 1 the best available to
be had In Spokane La Grande is an
unknown quantity 'to Spokane..' , '
'" The gam will start promptly at
2 : 45. Provisions: have , been made ; to
pollce-the- grounds well, : which will
prevent' the crowds from pouring out
onto the field, and In order to' see all
of the gnve, rtie ' crowd shouldf be
seated or have their places of. vantage
at that hour,, that there may be ne
delay - in the Htartin'g " and speedy
completion of the contest. ,
The officials -named are Doctor
Zimmerman, I&.iE. Bragg and A. W.
Nelson of I-a Grande and Mr. Shadier
of Elgin. .
The liiic-up which Coach Wall will
Hcndon the field, follows:
U:tt TCnd, Tyers,' ,
Lr'i tutl'l.. Urfidenrlch.
Left guard, A. Bean. ,
Center, V. Bean.
Right guard, Grout.
Right tackle, Ingle.
Right end, V, Bolton. f
Left half. Chllders.
Right half, Earls and Hanson.
.' Fullback, Williamson.
Utility, Rice, C. Bolton, BlyBtone,
Grady, Bohenkamp and Lottos.
TO ME SOIL
PROMISES TO FIGHT THE
NEGRO ANY TIME HEREAFTER
Weighing 232, the Big Glove Artist
Returns to America today Thous
and Give the Fighter an Ovation
Talks Fhrht LIU tr:'
Money to bet oa Himself His Ap
pearance Encouraging to New ,
York Fight Fans.
New York, Oct. ". 22 The greatest
fighter the world has ever seen Is in
New York today. He is looking for a
fight and If Johnsou will use some of
the gasoline wasted in San Franslsco,
In a record-breaking run New York-
ward. It will be better to the liking of
the San Franslscoans, and incidental
ly to Jeffries and the fight fans of the
world. Looking fit and ready, Jeff
ries" arrived on the Lusltanla this
morning. He said; "I am ready to
enter the ring at any time and am al
so ready to sign articles with the Big
Plnge. I tip the scales to 232 and am
feeling better than ever before. Just
leave all of this talk about upholding
the supremacy of the white man to
me. When I get the alleged Galvcat.
on cyclone Into the ring somebody 1
going t get his head knocked off and
It "Will not be Jeffries. There la go
to be a fight unless Johnson does
the "Crawfish act". We can't get to
gether too soon to suit me. I couM
enter the ring tomorrow and clean up
this alleged champion, but I will be
at m j best after two months train-
: Thousands . ovatloned the hero of
the. "hour, r -":';""-'
Everybody sought to grasp the paw,
of the fighter as he came down the
gang plank and the police were com- .
pelled to make a way through the en
thusiastic fans. . -
When he had reacned the carriage
that was In watlng for him, the crowd
blocking the approach to. the pier re
fused to move until Jeffries arose in
his seat and spoke as follows:: ,
"Gentlemen! The main thing that
tha Amm-lcan nubile wants to know
is,. whether i am going to fight John-
aon. I should say that I am. What do
you think that I have been getting
myself in condition for all of this
time? All of "this hard wort that I
have been doing for the past six or .
seven months has been to get myself '
Into condition so that I can whip that
big negro and I ant going to do It ; ,
When he gets Into the ring with me.,'
am going to make Wm, pay for all
of the lnsulti i that he has put on the-
white race of fighters by injudicious
use of his mouth arid he will pay( .tor'
every exertion , 1 nave , nau . 10 go :
ihrough In my hard training in order '
to meet him. I have plenty, of good ,
Amerk-an i.coih to bet . Johnson on
myself provided that Johnson doea
not go broke paying fines for speed
ing tha.t big red automobile of his ,v
throuah the streets". I wish to say
that I .wll Hake all' the side bets that' '
are brought to me." t With this short
speech, , Jeffries took his seat In the ..
carriage and the crowd amidst wild
.cheering broke away, and 'allowed
the big fighter to continue his way.
Jeffries looks almost like another .
man. He Is clear of eye: has a fine
color and walks as elastic and up- .
tight as he did In his youth. In fact he ,
looks In much better shape than he ,
did during the last year or two that ;
Ii" spent In the ring. ' '
Cyclone In Illinois.
Decatur, Ills. Oct. 22. Two mca
were probably fatally injured and i
dosen or more hurt thh afternoon by
a cyclone which parUy wrecked tha t'
McKInley Interurb&o shops.