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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. .OREGON. MONI) A Y. APIilL 23. 1910.
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MAKING SECOND TRIP OVER COX
TINEXT TO SECURE. GRATIS
TERMINUS WILL BE KANSAS CITY
, GoTerjjment wHI be given all, data
required for proper expenditure of
appropriation In bill now pending,
" f wnen trip is .cwmpieieti Itns iu
rsame oxen uhlch were her four
years ago on first trip. .
; Undaunted by untold hardships and
obstacles which '."'beset'- him on his
. journey across the continent - four
years ago, Ezra Meeker,, the intrepid
travelor reached Lai Grande this mora
, ing at 9 o'clock, and bivouacked en
" , the government biulding site where
he will rest until Wednesday jnoru-
, ing When he and his c ompanion, V.
: B.' Mardon, another traveler of not?
.though younger in age, will continue
!":' their ' Journey toward Kansas City.
'Mr. Meeker is re-traveling the Ore
gon tcail over which he first came
to Oregon " in 1843, 'but "Vhich was
dotted b striking ' mopumentsyon hts,
"trip four years ago, 'for the. .purpose
'of Vcuiing data sought; by- the Sec
retary of War In connection 'with a
The surprising feature about these
high class shoes is the remarkably
Bmall prices. It is an art to keep
quality v.p when- figures aru on the
downward fliding scale. But there
downward sliding F.cale, tut tho art
is understood here as in no other
shoe store. -
1 For &Q 'adi&
' Ladies, you want to dross your
f?et wtill We can do it with these
'dainty strap 6aadals, oxfords and
slippers. See our Tans, Patent Calf
Gun Mfctals and Vicis. .
f or the Men
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i- Men;'; your lady sees your feet ev
ery time, she Sees you and she' no-'
tices whether you are well dressed
or not.' ; You had . better. .wear, ..'our.;
shoes: . , ',' . ' ' .... .-. ... '
Boy's Strong Hold shoes stand the
wear that a boy only can give them.
They are bound to hold together. Try
; them. ,. .-. : ;.: ir' .'- .. ",. ', , ' : ';
For the rfer'v;
.We have .dainty Sanctis.- Os fords?
ami Slippers and. High .Top -Shoes..-,
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bill now in both houses of Congress,
to set aside J30.000 for permanent
and federal marking of the old Ore
egon traij. In the bill is a proviso
that If the stipulated sum is not
enough to do the work efficiently,
other arrangements will be made and
before the Secretary can act Intel
ligently, he must know how ' many
monuments are needed and where
they will be located. Mr: Meeker
volunteered to make the second trip
to secure this Information, and as he
is not receiving any remuneration
from the government for It, he la de
pendent entirely on public subscrip
tions for financial assistance.
With one of the oxen which were
used in crossing the continent four
years ago, and another . which' was
picked up at Omaha en route to Wash
ington, pulling at the prairie schoon-
wW.U mn Mt'. ' wHIIa rt
the march, and which carries provi
sions as well,' the travelers arrived
in the -city today; VThey averaged 15
miles a day coraiug across the Blue
Mountains, nothing out of the ordir
nary marking the trip. When watsr
and fuel Is abundant there 13 pleasure
in the journey, but whsn ; the "brci
lands" are reached, things are re
versed and it . requires an Iron con-stitution-.to
withstand the hardships:
Though, his hoary locks flutter in
the wind, and his body amies too
weight of almost 80 strenuous yeai a
Mr. Meeker is alert, active and agile
to a point surprising In the extreme.
He intends to walk up to the La
Grande monument on the Oregon
Trail through South La Grande and
will photograph the temporary, moa
nent of stone already there that La
;, (frais de m ay belpiven ptoperT recoght
tlon in a book that Mr. Meeker U
compiling with data secured on . hi3
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Eestiii-'Slloes. - .1
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i ii i i il i n irrmr- inr n m, iiim.wh.i wwwmwb i,
second trip across the continent j
Four years ago he went direct to:
Kew York and to Washington and
conversed with President Roosevelt :
at the White House. The entire Jour
ney was made with ox team. This
tlme, however, he will only go to
the end of the Oregon Trail at Kan
sas City and there put his team in
winter quarters and proceed by that
more modern mode of transportation,
the railroads", to Washington. He
hopes to reach Kansas City by Octo
ber. Four years ago this month he
was camped under similar circum
stances on the same spot where he
Btaya while In La Grande this time
and Judges his itinerary by his for
mer trip. .'. ' V ;.'
Mr. Marden was married ' during
the trip which commenced at Taro
ma, but Mrs. Mardon ,has -gone on
. Seekg Aviation Prize
LondonApril 23.-M. Faulhan, the
French ?vlator, will'try for the Lord
Northcliffe prize of ' $50,000 . for, a
flight between, Manchester and Lon
don." He arrived last Tnight and is
today busily engaged in preparing
his biplane for the voyage, while
the British aviator who nearly, mrifio
the trip Saturday will try again ne::t
week. It is reported that ha and
Paulham will race to Manchester. . .
Ku?hes ou Bench
Washins-ton April 25.
Governor Iliurlies of New
York,, was toda v arnDointort
to thcvTTnitod .Statos Bn
rron;p Court and ; has ns
(o)ic( ; "": HoTills " tll' vp ('hf:
o v eansod hv the deatli c, r
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i . LOW.
CEXSUS EX UMERATORS FIXD THE
RED MEN REFUSE TO AXS
WER ; THEIR QIESTIOXS.
ARRESTS MAY PRECIPITATE WAR
Situation is critical for the red men
are Jn u ugly mood and will re
, jent.. arrests which haTe. been or
dercd mado-i-wiii hold council next
- Wednesday night AH Information
, about them withheld. r ; ,:
Pendleon, Aprli 25, Some appre
hension fa 'felt here today at the at
titude bfj hostility displayed by the
Indians on tho reservation towards
the census enumerators, and Capt.
Applegata is hurrying from Warm
Springs denervation to attempt to pac
ify the .beligerent red skins. t .
The Indians have called a.', council
for next Wednesday night, when they
may don war paint.. They have re
fused to give the enumerators any
information. If the Indiana , persist
in this attitude the United States Mar
shals , will be sent into the reserva
tion to make arrests.' ';' ;;.-,'.-
serious troublo as the Indiana are In
aa ugly mood and' It needs but a
spark to touch off the situation. They
should not be counted, merely refus
ing to answer the census questions
qut to them.
PACIFIC XORTHWEST TO l'BOFIT.
BY WILSON'S SCHEME.
Strenuous Effort to be Made to Settle
All Homestead Lau,!:-).
. Denver, April 23 The Pacific North
West Is to be the scene of the great-;
est activity In the campaign inaugu
rated by Secretary Wilson through
the forest reserve, to induce Ameri
can homeseekers to take "up., home
steads within the national forests In
stead of emigrating to Canada. This
was the opinion expressed today by
Paul Reddington, Assistant District
Forester, and Is with the Idea of pro
moting settlement.. Chief Forester
Graves has started on a trip .through-'
out the west. His efforts will be cen
tered on Western Montana, Oregon,
Washington, Idaho and Nothern Cal
ifornia as ideal locations for working
out the homestead plan.
LOWER WATER RV'II.SV
Arrnngemont 3Iuy be Mnde for Wnt
erJng Shade Trees Cliejoly
An important Issue relative to the
cost of watering fhadi trees on- the
otrcri jiairviiiK;a irtll till .liiwusi'
come up next: Wednesday nlpht nt
the count II, roeetlnsr I' pn&slblo iwv. e
arfangetrJTOt'-wJll. be mrtdo- 'vhfrbV
property owners n -rct-'r tter- pf
. 'reaso'nabI. flgme vid ( i is
anxious to continue the lir)r..i.!,yini"
plan-of havliig' nm'eroni .t 0 tt"i
If a loww&t'M rste can be secured.
lliiH will Ivt of great aid tn-nuMc
shadlns; ct resldeno sbl-wlk."!
MARK TWA1X AT REST.
Riiln Fulls Dnrin? Funeral (crenio.
nlcs of Xoted Humorist.
Elmira. N. Y. April 25. Today,
Mary Twain lies sleeping in a grave
In Woodlawn Cemetery, piled high
with flowers, the tributes of friends.
The interment took place yesterday
under a tent with the rain beating
against the canvas covering. Rev.
Samuel Eastmen, pastor of the Park
church, conducted the brief and sim
ple service. Only members of the
family and newspaper men wore pres
SAVES PASSENGERS BY STAYING
AT THE THROSTLE
Xortli YnMmn Engineer Dead but ti:c
Passengers Escape Unhurt. .
" North Yakima,. April" 25. In an ef
fort to save the lives of the passen
gers entrusted to his care,-Engineer
William Gorden, of 'llensburg. yes
terday gave up his own life when ho
stuck to hiB post and applied the air
brakes as the engine jumped the track
near Selah station. The locomotive
toppled over - tho embankment and
Gorden and Fireman Meyers or Pas
co were crushed to death. None of
lUB .ine cars leu ttie trafcK
mail clerks were slightly hurt. , .
, FyXERAL TOMORROW AFTERNOON
W. II. Bull, Funeral Arranged When
, Word Comes, From South
The funeral of W, H. Bull,' aged
53, who died suddenly in the J. W.
White grocery ptore Saturday even
ing wlll.be held at 8 o'docH from the
Bull home at Summerville, ; The date
of the funeral was not announced
until word was received from a sis
ter In California. Deceased '"sur
vived by a wife ' and four grown
! children. " He came to the' ritv Sat
urday In' excellent health, and had
Just finished unloading a load of po
laioeH , wnen ne ren dean.
been a resident, of the vnlly for 10
yearB. -r; r -yy-'.--. ,.:
MRS. XANTZ OPEKATEI) UPON ,;:
uoctors tropp.' of; Walla ' .Walla,
J. H. Hubbard' of this city, and Jfa'r
tin, of Cove, this , morning operated
upon Mrs. J. K. Lantz of Cove. The
patient r is in a satisfactory condi
tion this afternoon.- Mrs, Lantz ', Is
one. of, the pioneer and hlKhly, es
teemed . ladles of Cove. , The opera
tion was performed at the Grande
Ronde hospital. u; .-.':. -. f : ' -y : '
v'V - It is more than a Blmple campaign against dust and dirt.'
Tho spring cleaning should Include the exclusion of, germs
and insects and the renewing of varnished . work, etc., that ;
has become marred or , dulled. In other words, spring clenn
ing should be a, general overhauling, cleansing, purifying and
brightening. ' ' -
If jou need such materials as our stock affords thorough
work cjn bo done more easily than the "lick and a promise"
kind of. work can be done without thorn. ' ' ,
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HAITI (OXfLl SIOX OF FEDERAL
SEARCH FOR TWO XORWE
GIAX GIRLS SATURDAY
PACIFIC COAST COBBED BY AGENTS
Girls who left Norway for La Grande
failed to advKe their oprent of
-their arrival here and Consulate
on the I'acilic const are put on (lie
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ral ugenis Sr'nrdny.
Long and diligent sc-arsh for two
Norwegian girls, believed to litre
been waylaid by white slave traders,'
came to a happy conclusion in this
city Saturday night when R. P. rinn
ham, an immigration officer in the
employ of the anti-while slave traf
fic bureau of the government, learned
that tho two girls sought were em
ployed in a local boarding house a'sd
that months of alarm and. search had
all been for naught.
' Last January two ! .: flaxen-haired
maidens left their homes In far off
Norway, ticketed through to ' La
Grande. As later development d'a
. closed, they j-eIi,".' their destination-here
without . a mishap of 'the
slightest marring incident, but evi
dently had neglected to write to their
relatives in-far off Norway. Corres
pondence between : the relatives at
home to consulates along the coast
was commenced some time ago and
Immediately agent were set to work
to ferret out the mystery. As thno
progressed the Norkegiau counsel at
San Francisco came .to the conclu
sion that the girls nad -fallen - into '
the hands of white slave traders and
working on that supposition sent a
man here to work from this end. To
locate the two- girls in question was
but a brief work; once the man ar-
rived here. The ungrounded fears
allayed and the
agent has returned to his headqimr-
This Is but an lnuuent In the tire-
less war .against this practice :Bnd
since the n,w federal law became ef-
jfective three girls have been exiled'
from America.- after their capture In
Northwest cities. , , r
Fire at Oakland.
Oakland, April 25. Tho Hall Ware
house company's warehouso and nine
cottages were destroyed by fire yesterday.-wilh
.a Iors of $125,000. The
orltrln"of the fire la unknown. , '
Insect Towders. ;
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