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uA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1910
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INTERESTING AND KQTLY, CON
TESTED PROPOSITION UP RE
FORE LOCAL LAND OFtlCE
MANY PI0SEER3 05 THE
WmESS LIST ALREADY
What Lug been declared to be the
most rcmarkcblo case coming be
fore local eonrt and land office of
ficials comes to a hearing here to
dayHas apperaed - before onder
Buffeted hither and thither, thrown
out of the Justice courts, and put
back again, brought up In La Grande,
and brought up in Union, Involving
injunction suits, and finally steered
toward the land office department,
where it rightfully belongs, the cat-t
of W. J. Townley vs. LTD.' Lauder,
milk, both of Union, has come to Xa
Orende today and is now in progress
at. the land office with land ..'office
cfficials as the presiding magistrate
Jno. S. Hodgln appears for Laude.--iui?k
and C E. Cochran appears for
Townley. . '- ' . -'.
The State of Oregon is really the
aggressor, at least it carries the pn
s'oi of plaintiff. ' . v , . -v
The case originated some time ago
when Laudermllk discovered what ho
and the land office records' here de
clared to be a vacant piece of homo-
i.taI peculiar in shape, and ;.
near the Ti'Ie lakes at Union. ' .
iilcil md hia applicatiou was ace :
ed. ' '
Town'ey has been farming Cio p... j
of land, thinking it was bis by Ua:
rights. Injunction' suits, dismissal
and various other turns were tu'.
by both parties In ,the litigation I
followed in the justice ccurt3. !
tially It ended in the land office
. Witnesses all Oldtimer.
The witnesses called were all "
timers." J T. Williamson. Sam r
llamson and Price ' Gates of i
Grande; T. J. Foster, John Pea 1
JohnWSodine, W. T. Wright. S. '
Oaten and others will be called C
lag the hearing. -"
The, finding of the so-called ho-'
stead in the center of an interns-1
farmed community, created const able
lntrest at the time, and the cct
ulfcated; litigation that has follow
In the wake of the filing, has ir
ttft rftflft one of more than nnnnl
LECTURE T0X1GHT .
In Methodist church by noted preav! ;
- er of Caldwell. 'N
, Tonight at the Methodist . chuiV b
Rev. Powell of Caldwell, will delivxi
his noted lecture on "Gumpjtio.i '
Adults will be charged ,25cents
all school children will be artmlK
free - ; :;-' "; .;
Rev. Powell has the distlnguisV
faculty of drawing the largest .'cf-"
gregatlons of any preacher In th
Northwest. While pastor of a Nort
Dakota church he was compelled to
hand out a sign week after weeV
"standing room only," and a lette
received from his church at Caldv.; '
ated that on , Sunday before 1 ir"
ver 200 werp -turned away ,frp ;.
hearing him preach. : You will im''
mistake in coming out tonight
. Our assortment of Jadies
outer garments is Very Com
plete at this store you vf ill be
delighted with the line
Ifou will find here all the popular new
creations In Pongees, diagonals, Jaffetas
and rainproof silk.
Jhese popular 'Coats in style and fit
are unsurpased in beauty usefulness
I short andful lengths.. ; -
i Jhese are the coats you will want at
his time being especially good for the
Jhe popular demand for these gar
ments Continues to grow do not fail to see
our selection all garments altered free.
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MLt M HU. -;UJSLIltK
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Nhile Burke Miners Rush To Aid of Maa
Their Own Homes Are Destroyed
rHIRTY BODIES ARE RECOVERED
LITTLE TOWN OF MACE IS STRICKEN IROM MAP BY FIRST SLIDl
, - ; BURKWDOOSI FOLLOWS SOON
Wallace, Idaho. Feb. 28-TUe de. ( Mown up at Wardner.
truction of Darke, ntar Mace, U re-1 : Mace was a typical Western M .
yortcd today by, second 111 alanclns lng town, with , line of stragglln
The wires are prostrnted and" it in . caotns pertueu muu& ut'MMM'
impossible. to verify the report, t,' the mountains jA. large percent:;
, - :;;, '-;V-V' of the miners are foreigners In r:-
. ' With' the towns of Mace and Burkw cent years, however, the mine ofii
juried daep beneath a double av.t clals have Imported many maril
lanche of snow, ice and debris ami men from the mining districts of W
'0 dead bodies :4ready recovered. souri. in an effort to obtain more t
sundreds of rescuers ere woiklu?
'csperately this ' afternoon lo t.
opes of saving the lives of scoi-r;;
mprisoned Leney.th '. the collapsoi!
ouses, wao may Btill be alive, Thore
t considerable danger : of a. thlr.
slide.''...; " -''J-'-;? ::.
After the first slide had smothered
the town of Mace and crushed houses
like they had been made of paper,
scores of pesons from adjoining
towns began the work of rescue, con
tinuing to labor throughout the night
it day break' a' mass" of Bnow-tliM
had menanced the town' of Bnrke,
ave way and with a Toad swept
!cwn the mountainside, burying the
amp under tons of rocks, treeB,
arth and snow. Most of the men of
flurke and respended to the call for
itilunteers , when Mace was buried,
nd these beheld the destruction of
heir homes and probable death of
Ives and children.
Reports this afternoon as to the
'-.umber of dead are very conflicting
"?no report places the dead at 22
vhilo r.nother apparently as authen
lc, sav jst their lives and four
nor' unaccounted for. t Conserva
Mv(. U,en say the number wlllrobab
'y be under 50 at the two camns. "
liable and sober fcelp. ;- ' .
These men built cabins far up
the mountain siini and it is Ilk: 1
their families have been wiped c
A partial." list of the dead follow
Mrs. Geo. Farell;, Mrs. eKnnell, iim
Carrie Hooper; Edward, Klttrel'
wlfeand two babies; J. ; Laird r
wife; Dick Merrill; Edgar Pasco; T;
ei Pasco; H. A. Pasco and wife ft
missing and bellveed dead ' ' '
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Wallace, Idaho, Feb. 2S At day
light 12 bodies had. been taken from
the snow slide which overwhelmed
the town of Mace at midnight. The
latest " estimates are 100 killed and
20 injured. Thelnjured "have been
Lrougbt hereon a special train and
hundreds " of rescuers . are working.
The avalanche was caused by a Chin
ook. - .. ''S'- ' '
.Three box cars containing 50 Nor
thern Pacific section men were stand
ing on the side track when the slide
came. It is supposed they were kil
led. At the Mace boarding house the
www is 30 feet deep and all fiats
from" there to the end of the town
t iwards Burke are burled by th
slide.,.. : ' ... ;. "
.i Warnings were issued yesterday to
the canyon towns that the conditions
were favorable for avalanches, but no
one seemed to pay any attention.
, Estimates of the dead run as high
at 150, " although it is not believed
that more fhan 100 lost their lives
The news is. meagre because the
wires are all down. 7 K
'. Crowded Into a narrow, canyon of
the Couer P'Alene mountains Just
below Burke, the little town of Mace
Is Isolated from the outside world,
except for one ore railroad that winds
Its way up" the mountain grade to
Wallace. Burke is at "the end of the
Kpur which extends hp the canyon
in days when the old Miner's Federa-
j tlon held undisputed sway there were
bi..wu ...uuj vav,i.iub Dl cji co. 1 1, was
down this gorge that a stolen train
carrying 1000 men and two tons of
dynamite was run on the day the
Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill was
Philadelphia, Feb 28.--Central La
twr Union delegates, last night votec
'o call a sympathetic; strike of 1 '.'
'rades unions, beginning next Cr.i
urday. The ' delegates say 125.C0v
men. will go out. Efforts are beinr
made today to induce the city com
ell to Interfere and force orbitratlon
There were a dozen riots yester
day. A man and a boy were killcc!
and four Injured when a car Jumped
switch misplaced by rioters. The
motorman was stabbed and the bo.i
was fatally shot, A policeman air'
many were injured. Two arrests f.it
conspiracy to blow up cars with 1
namlte were made.
BOUGHT AT JilSSA
1.. ('. Palmer fthh lify itajs $S..
for 10 acres of land
A C. Palmer who was in the sei
ond hand business a short time in
this city returned today from Nyss.
where he purchased 40 acres of la
or which, he paid J9.000. H. Om Wn
?r accompanied him and eng'inet:
iiie deal. Mr. Palmer expects
move onto his new possession
:bout two weeks. - .
WILL BUILD SICE HOME.
First class two-story, residence to h
erected on V. Ave. at once
1 Garrick now has the lumber or
is property at V. Ave., North I
Grande, for a two-story residence.
Jhe cement foundation and the cellar
tve already been conetricted and
jrection of the building proper Is t:
matter for the near future. Hauliug
of lumber and material Is taking
.dace during the time that building iu
impracticable from a weather stand
THREE ENGINES DERAILED IN A
PERIOD CF TlilRTY HOURS CI
ACCOUNT CF SOFT TRACKS
UIGE SLIDE AT ELU1X
STALLS TKAFFC THERE
Went end of yards scene of two de
railments yesterday and Fir St.
croslngr Is scene of one this noon
Engine damaged and many lengths
of track torn up Slides are now
SREAT STACK OF DOCU3WEXTS
WILL GO TOO
Vrobe into alleged land f rand near
Baker City the cause
Receiver Colon R. Eberhard of the
United States Land jCtfficewas today
served with a subpoena to appear be
'ore the United States Federal Grand
Jury which meets In Portland tomor
row. He fs commanded to bring a
large numbei- of official documents,
he nature and character of which
lelther he or those connocted with
he office will disclose.
Several trunk loads of documents
vere in evidence however. "
While it is not given out what 'par
ticular case Is the cause of Eber
hard's call to to the Jury room. It
lands to reason that It can be no
other than the Sumpter Valley rail
road and Oregon Lumbor company
timber probe, details of which were
announced in the Obserer some time
sgo, and which will put David Eccles
and other wealthy Salt Lake nud
Baker City people on the stand.
Three' locomotives have' been de
railed In the local yards within the
last 30 hours with more or less dis
astrous effect to the rails and the
locomotives themselves .and serious
detriment to traffic. Soft tracks are
YeBterday morning 357 went Into
the ditch at the extreme west end
of the yards, holding Number Seven
here .an hour before the mainline
was . repaired.- However, the yard
trackage has not yet been repaired,
for laat night another locomotive
went off at the same place, undoing
all the repairs made up to that time.
Mainlines have been kepe, clear; how
ever, until noon when 384 went in
the ditch as she went out to take an
extra eat. '.his tied :yp the main
line and Fir street trallic as well
Many lengths of track were tippeu
over and much damage done to the
pilot of 384, besides damage to thq
crossing. It Is believed the West end
Of the yard will be put la shape by
tonight. Both switch engines have
ieeu tied tp effectually because there
was no way to get out on the west
end, and this afternoon the EaBt end
has been blockaded.
811 Je Below Elgin
The tracks one mile below Elgin
have been out of commission today.
A gang of 100 men was sent down
this morning but - the trains could
not get through this afternoon. Pas
sengers and mall we,re transferred
from the outgoing to the incoming
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HIS OFFICIAL STAT10X MAY KEEP
Former littfiances in controu-rNj
mil) ! i ( told oy Taft.
Washington,, Feb. 28. Shall Pres:
Ident-Taft's private utterances, on
conservation be divulged to the Bal-linger-Pinchot
Vertrees, representing . Ballinger,
raised this question when he objected
to Pinchot introducing the subject of
a conversation with the President on
April 20th of last year. The commit
tee today, is pondering on the new
phase of the matter which may force
them to drag the President into the
muddle. A decision in the matter in
expected tomorrow when the investi
gating commute? re assembles.
You like to trade at a store whore
yu are so treated that you have de
sire to come again.
We try always to provide that sort
of treatment for our castomers.
We appreciate the trade of the pub
lic and this appreciation finds
pressiu in a constant endeavor
make our customers ieel at home and
to make them feel that we are endeav
crlng at t il times to furnish the bo it
possible goods at the most
v. able pikes. - i,
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