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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON; THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1910
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VOL. XI - :
EVERY INDICATION POINTS TO A
RECORD WHEAT CROP
EARLY STAu? flEVER BETTER
Sandridge County a Picture of FlrtMty
and WAillb TfcoflgH Crops Late
In Some Instance, Stand la Even
':.;?' t.t Yar Wh Rc
rds Were Smashed-;AU Small
' Grains Show Eren Stands..
Signs point to a second successive
,, bumper small grains crops In Grande
Ronde .valley this year. That -last
year's record crop of a million bush
els will be duplicated by wheat grow
. ers for the second successive time can
now be predicted with considerable
certainty for unless unforseen disas
ter occurs, the early stand will surely
yield even more, or at least as much,
as last season, when all records for
crops were broken.-
Acreage Diminishing. V
A remarkable feature t which goes
hand in hand with the promise of a
million-bushel whea crop, is the fact
that the acreage is diminishing with
great rapidity every '. year wheat
fields, are being converted Into or
chards. Notwithstanding that this is
a act,w the . total crop remains the
same, or even more. This is manifeat
ly due to the Increasing fertility of
the soli and satisfactory climatic con
) ditions In recent years. Seldom In
) the past decade has the prospects
been as indicative of bumper and rec
ords crops as right now. - -
The Sandridge country is a picture
of perfect crops. '": Spring : grains of
i, all varieties are standing far more
encouragingly than usual and winter
grains are likewise of a stand, that
will spell record crops. T. M. Ruck
man of Imbler, Btated today that in
his long career as small grains grow
er, he has seldom if ever seen more
satisfactory Indications at this time
of the year, than right now. The same
is true of all wheat and small grain
growing sections. In many instances
the crop is later than customary but
more even and prolific.
PULliU FOR LA GRANDE
SPECIAL TRAIN TO BE RUN FROM
Train to Leave La Grande at
O'clock on the Sixth.
La Grande Is to have special ac
commodations to attend the Rose fes
tival this year, when an entire stand
ard car, will be set aside for La
Grande, to be made In a special train
from Baker City. This is even more
room than has been given La Grande
. In the past, and the many who will
attend the Robo show this year, will
be pleased to learn of the arrange
ment The following notice was an
nounced this morning:
Portland Rose Festival
Special train will leave Baker City
as first Number five June 6. For this
train La Grande will have one stand
ard sleeper. All passengers desir
ing space In this car will please make
request as early as possible. . Train
will also carry day coaches. Arriv
ing time In La Grande, 10:05 p. m.
Prominent Redmen Coming.
Great Prophet J. H. Fitzgerald, of
Medford, and Great K. of W. Jas. A.
Delvln of this city were at Pilot Rock
yesterday visiting the Redmen of that
city. The great prophet paid an of
ficial visit to tho tribe of this city last
night After scalping a tew palefaces
and listening to aa address by the
grand prophet,, the Indians trailed to
the camp of Chief Umaholls, where
they all partook cf corn and venison.
The great prophet will visit La Grand
The great prophet will visit La
Grande, Baker City, Sumpter and all
cities in Eastern Oregon, where the
Redmen have tribes before returning
home J. H. Fitzgerald is also one of
the delegates from the great council
of Oregon to the great council of Red
men of the United States which meets
this fall in Toledo, Ohio. The boys
are always pleased when Brother Fltz
(as he Is called by them) visit their
wigwams. Pendleton East Oragonian.
J Goteh Sow" World's Champion. .
Chicago June3.a Frank Gotch, the
wrestler who defeated Zbyszko, the
said today- ho is now willing to quit
Zbyszko. will return to Poland.
MACHINISTS MAY JOIN THE
s TEAMSTERS NOW STRIKING.
Machinist Want Shorter Hours and
Ten Cents a Day More.
Portland, June 2. With 400 trans
fer teamsters now out on a strike
Portland is today threatened with a
strike of S00 skilled mechanics em
ployed in machine shops. Machinists
demanded an eight-hour day with a
minimum increase of ten cents a day.
rpw 1 .
iuv cuiijiucb- cijieci an answer to
day. The men are now working on a
nine hour basis. ' " -
TAFT PLEADS FOB LOYE.
Loveless Marriages are Crimes Saytr
the Execntlve' in Speech
PhUadelphia, ' June 2.;,Loyeless'
marriage is almost criminal," said
President Taft today, in addressing
the graduates at Bryn. Mawr, a school
for girls. He said a college education
did not rob a woman of power-for
her business career. : "I am ready to
concede that marriage in womanhood
Is woman's normal status but this is
far from saying that woman is a. fail
ure unless she is married."
FRUITMEN LOSING MONEY.
Strike at Portland Is Costing Fruit
Dealers Much Money.
Portland, . June 2. The Draymen's
association today voted to stand out
against the striking teamsters who
demand an increase in wages. Heavy
losses are reported by fruit whole
salers and', handlers of :. perishable
goods. Freight is piling up at the
wharves and warehouses. Employers
have notified the chief of police that
they want reserves ready for trou
ble as they Intend to put on non
union men as soon , as possible!
FLY ACROSS CHANNEL.
Aviator Able to Successfully Cross
the English Channel In Aircraft
Dover, June 2. Charles Stewart
Rolls, the aviator, flew across the
English channel this afternoon. He
started from the English shore.
Sngar Grafter on Stand. ' .
New York. June 2. -Ernest Ger-
bract, ex-superintendent of the Wil
liamsburg refinery of the American
Sugar company, was cross examined
today by Assistant U. 8. Attorney
stimson In the trial of the suear
Tho witness said they found It --d
to cheat the growers by weight so
they used fraud through the grades.
nOADS PLAfJ TO
LEGAL ADTISORS FOR TWENTY.
FITE ROADS GET THEIR v;
HEADS TOGETHER., ' '
RITE IR IS FUR RHUS
Complaints front All Sections of thol
tonntry Against Increased Rates
Gives' I3se to Belief that' Depart-
at ol Jaitiea win Attk KnUr.!
Eaflwiy Systems of the Coantry
Coansels la Conference.
St Louis June .2A conference of
attorneya f or twepty--flve of the roada
against which an injunction prohlb
Ing rata ticrease ; was granted, has
been scheduled for today. it is b
Heved they plan means to" get the
temporary injunction dissolved W as
to bring the case to Immediate trial.
s Extensive , War on Railroads.
. Washington, June 2. The govern
ment's filing of injunction suit against
25 Western railroads which resulted
in an issuance of an Injunction yes
terday restraining them from increas
ing the rates,' Is said .to be the first
step in , a far-reachfng campaign
against' the railway abuses by the
department of Justice. ' Complaints
from all parts of the country , wehre
rates are Increased, . will be made.-f
it Is' understooa" and It Is intimated
that the department will start similar
suits In various dlstrfcts. V
DEAD MARK RETREAT.
Madrli's Forces Routed and Retreat
; Ingr With no Order at AH. i
' Bluefields, June 2. -A courier from
the south today says that Madrlz'a
retreat has turned Into a route. The
line of retreat is marked by dead and
Wounded. General Larais is endeav
oring to reach the village where he
"expects the gunboat Venus to take
the fleeing troops, aboard. '
CHAIRMAN - REMINDS GROWERS
; THAT TRANSPLANTING IS
Large District to Be Eligible . for
Prizes to Be Awarded This Year. ,
Mrs. M. B. Donohue newly elected
chairman of the Neighborhood An
nual aster show, reminds air tho 4;
interested In aster culture and the
aster show, that the proper time to
transplant Is right now. If the tran
pl anting is done now, and the c il
Ture is properly cared for, the Mr nr.
will bt at their best at the tl".e of
the annual show.
Not only will La Grande aster
growers be given a chance to com
pete for the prizes, but the surround
ing territory will be eligible as well.
The best yard display will also be on
the board of enviable ' prizes and
growers should bear this In mind as
well. Manifestly, the time to arrange
ior yara display Is at the time of
transplanting and general arrange
ment of beds. Other announcements
will be made as soon as the various
committees are appointed by the
'OVER 230 ENTRIES ALREADY ON
THE LIST OF EXHIBITS FOR
; ,vi STOCK SHOW.
Elgin .Cemlnsr With Fonr Coaches
Fflled With; Boosters-AH things
Vi Point to Eemsrkablo Crowd and
f ; Pastlnted Snccesa f ; Horse Show
i Which Opens at rnlon Temorrow J .
Program In FulL
s Unlo'H, June. 2. Special Weather
gods : promising 1 excellent weather,
stockmen of the county, : rally lag"" to
the support of the Unicyi Horse; show,
a, rearranged program perfected, and
all, Indications pointing to the. most
tupenJous show.' of Us kind 'fever
eld ia Eastern Oregon, Union busi
ness and management of the a&w are
lending' every effort to entertaining
guests tomorrow and Saturday :
; The rearranged program' follows;
. Friday Judging of cattle," '8:0;
Judging of horses, 11:30; noon hour ',
La Grande vs. Union, baseball 'aUlO
a. m.; parade at 1 p. m., parade form
ing at fair grounds. . All stock, ex
hibits ; must' enter a parade. ' Judging
of Shetlands in harness at 2 :30j dou
ble roadsters driven by gentlement;
single roadsters driven by gentlemen.
prQuarter; mile dashV fwe fortqjecure.BtrJct enforcenjenl; oltho.auta
a dash, free for all: half . mile
dash, free for all; relay race. Band
concert from 7:30 to 8:30 at down
town stand. ;j .Dancing at Corey hall
at 9 o'clock. ; ,"; ' .. .. .,, ;-.
, Judging of horse in halter contin
ued at 8 a. m.; four; and tow horse
teams In harness; best all purpose
team; best mule team' in harness;
best four-mule team In harness. Union
vs. Cove, baseball 10 a. m. Noon
hour, Parade at 1 the same as Fri
day; Showman's prize award Imme
diately after, parade; team "of travel
ers driven by lady; single traveler
drive by lady; best saddler ridden by
FINAL ACTTION MAY COME THIS
EVENING, HOWEVER. ;
Contrary to Announcement, Board
Did not reach Decision.
Contrary to announcement made
this morning, the contract for the
construction of the new high school
building has not been let The board
met last night to consider the matter
at hand but did not come to a con
clusion but it is believed final action
will come this evening. Several of
tho contractors have withdrawn their
bids and the selection has now nar
rowed down to a few.
However, it has been agreed that the
matter of plumbing will not be let
at this lime but will be taken us aS
soon as the contract for the building
proper has been let." ' J
Transport Sinks Near Manila. I
Manila, June 2. United States
transport Indianapolis foundered in
20 fathoms of water off Corregldor
Island, eighteen miles from here to
day. All escaped before the vessel
sank. It Is reported she struck a
submerged log. It was a small boat
with a siagle crew.
lady; three-galted saddler ridden by
gentleman; flve-galted saddler ridden
by . gentleman; driving competition,
Ingle and double.' ' .
Satnrday Race Program.
Mile dash; cowboy race, only sad
dle horses' eligible; relay race; . half
mile hurdle;' band concert at 7:30 to
8;30"; dancing at 9 "o'clock. . " 1
i'1:,' ' Elgin Band Coming. ,:
In addition to the La Grande band,
Which will be here, comes word that
Elgin is bringing Its band and four
coaches of visitors. The. same thing
(s true of Cove as far as the visitors
?re .-concerned. ; Two hundred .and
futy entries are already In and Secre
tary Scibird reports that more are
coming in this evening. '.With any
thing like good Weather, the event will
be' a ' record breaker tn attendance
and general success., '
London,' June 2. The story of the
discovery of the north polo was told
to King George today by Peary. Peary
was received by the king., .
COUNCIL ' TRANSACTS LARGE
ACCOUNT OF BUSINES.
Various Sanitary Problems Taken
. . Up and Discussed at Length.
To Inaugurate a 'strenuous war on
open garbage cans in back yards, to
speed limit law, and "to take action
on Various sanitary and other Import
ant measures are only some of the
transactions coming before the city
council last evening. . '.' , .:.
', The matter of selling the Idle eioc
trie pumping plant of the city was
brought up." Sale "will be possible
next fall according to." the best in
formation obtainable., v,; '"
While there-was no new develop
ments In the matter of crematory or
dumping grounds for garbage, the
question consumed considerable time
"It Is a serious matter," said .the
mayor to the councilmen. .,';it t Is, so
serious that every day I am confront
ed with the problem, ' when - people
ask me where they can dump gar
bage. The matter must be adjusted
at once." . ' , .
The committee appointed to look
into the matter . suggested that the
extreme north end of Fourth street
be used, - but this would likely in
fringe on the statute provisions as It
Is unlawful to dump garbage in any
stream. The park association would
undoubtedly object strenuously to
such a proceeding, too, as the dump
would be but a short distance above
the park. Inhabitants along the river
bank would have a legitimate com
plaint coming,' too. , Something will
have to be done and that promptly,
according to general opinion. ,
A petition was read, for a four-inch
water main on O avenue to connect
two dead ends, one at Fifth and one
at Seventh street
The matter was
referred to proper committees.
A theatre, permit was asked for by
the Alrdome concern through Thomas
Bruce. Same was granted. ' '
As announced In the Obesrver, a
few days ago, the residents ' of Sixth
street petitioned for a reconsideration
of the council's proceedings, and have
blthullthlc pavement put on that
street from Washington to K street
Instead of macadam as previously' de
cided upon . As a great majority of
the property owners signed the peti
tion, there seems to be no stumbling
block to their prayers, r : .(: ; k
Street 1 Superintendent Matoot rec
ommended a new ordinance regulating
the laying of sidewalks and curbing.
This was referred. "
The city engineer reported that thej
excavation on Adams avenue for Ma-1
cadam on the east end had been com- j
pleted, and that a subgrade had been j
established for, one block which was,;
originally intended for Macadam but !
III f El
O. R. N. ALLOWS PRIVILEGE
, THAT WAS BONE OF LONG
110 liEEO TO i'lE WOOL
Oregon and Washington to Hare
Privileges That Formerly Belonged
to People Living on 0. S. L. and
Northern Factflc Will Give East
era' Bayers . a Chance to Bid ov
: Oregon Wood nips, r
: Portland, June 2. Announcement
that the Oregon Railroad &, Naviga
tion 'company will permit shipment
of wool in sacks without baling; after
July 8 from all points on its lines
in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, is
considered here as a partial victory
for, the 'Oregon Wool Growers' asso
ciation.'' " , : v'V:
According to the new tariff, un
baled shipments are allowed to go to
the Atlantic seaboard. For months
the association has been fighting tor
this clause. Through the Oregon
Railroad Commission complaint was
made to the . interstate commerce
commission attacking the baling regu
lation on east bound freights. The
case Is now. pending.
,H For years the shippers on the O. S.
L and Northern Pacific Hues enjoyed
the unbaled . wool rate , and it is ex
pected that eastern buyers who re
fused to buy Oregon wool will now.
become . bidders as It removes the
expense of baling. ' )
' While wool Is not a very extensive
product of Union county, there Is
nevertheless sufficient clibs in this
valley to warrant considerable ela
tion at the victory of the Wool Grow
ers' association. The sheep Industry
is rapidly growing, and it Is pleasing
to those who are already In the busi
ness, to know that the' objectionable
features' of former provisions have
been removed." ,'. - "
LARGE TERRITORY TO BE CIY
EN NEW STRUCTURES.
Conrt Hopes to Adjourn This Evening
With Two Days Work.
v Four steel bridges, the longest
100 feet, were purchased yesterday
afternoon by the county court and
commissioners, and as many bridges
will be installed as soon as posi'W
In various parts of the county. One
of the bridges will be Installed across
the river at the Red bridge near Cove,
pne Is going up north of Elgin, one
across Big Ditch and another near
The court expects to adjourn this
evening as the policy of the cour; is
to clean up all the work in two dnvs
if possible. Nothing of great import
ance came up for consideration lit
this term. : - '.!' ' '. '4,
EXTEND HEARTFELT THANKS.
Relatives of Pioneer Lady Feel Grate
' ful to Friends.
We desire to thank each and every
one who so kindly and tenderly show
ed their love and appreciation of the
late Grandmother Palmer, including
the Rebekah lodge at , Baker City'
which organization . remembered the
deceased with beautiful floral offer
ings. ;,", .... . . .
THE RELATIVES. ,
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