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VOL. XI . JA GKANbfc. IJJNLUN COUNTY, UitEUOX TUESDAY. AUGUST 9, 1010- NUMIJER 210.
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LA GRAHDE AS F IRST-GLASS COLLEGE Hill II li! I tffl
.-n-uo--ufT--w--u-..- r ,.-,-congressional committee.
Moving Institution Here Very
Easily Accomplished And
Erection and maintenance of a col-
come a possibi'" that is clouded by
no known obst' uf Hon. Out of the fi
nancial turmoil resultant of the ef
fort to continue the Pendleton acad
emy at Pendleton, comes the oppor
tunity to La Grande. Today, local col
lego fever is In the embryo so much
so, In fact, that it Is. mere sugges
tion, but the suggestion has seized
the. business men of the city with a
firm grip and the stepping stones be
tween the present school facilities, o
an Institution of learning in this city
-where it wllll be easily reached from
a half dozen counties of Ea"stern Ore
gon, fed by the rapidly growing popu
lation of Union, Wallowa, Umatilla
and Baker counties, the financial sail
ing of the Institution would be less
ruffled than in Pendleton, where there
Is 4ut slight source from the imme
diate territory and out of thenar fc
more densely' populated districts of
The matter now stands: The Pen
dleton Academy can As moved to La
Grande and re-instituted as a college
at ifrlvial costs. The citizens of La
Grande will be asked to contribute
only what they get out of it
Willie the institution will throw
open its doors as a college, and not
asfan academy, there is one Import
ant question to be settled later aad
that is in regard to ts policies." Ev
ery religious school has a broad poli
cy, and the same is true with the Pen
dleton academy, which is backed
largely by the Presbyterian colle?e
board and church . Its faculty Is
ralxeed and except for a religious at
mosphere which permeates the place
with a desirable purification, there '8
the Institution as a Presbyterian col-lpff-
vnr financial harklnor from
the Persbyteran college board at
New York, and procure endowments
from rich and influential Presbyter
ians throughout the country, and at
any time In the future, should Inter
ests of the college demand, It caj be
made a non-denominational . institu
tion. This would require, say three
or four, years. In that time the school
could be given due exploitation, could
enter on its expanded courses of in
struction and become a place of learn
ing that would rank high in the
Northwest. This is the history of
Whitman college at Walla Walla
Whitman has been a sectarian Insti
tute for years, but the chapel prayen
and religious hymns, which open each
day's session, are the only clement
that characterize it as such, ' an 3
prayer Is a part of the curriculum f
eevry known , institution, of arniij
that calls Itself a university or col
lege of good repute, -., , : -
- Means Dollars and Cents. .
. At this time Pendleton .academy
carries 200 students. It will expand
of course, .when it steps from acad
emy to college, with the latter's ex
panded courses of study. Say that it
remains at 2C0 which is insignificant.
Figuring up one side and down the
other, the most conservative estimate
ated by existing .opportunities
AlrtaCy Talking Site.
Even with the college remote, the
matter is being talked of between the
business men today. The county court
house, better known at the city hall,
was the first discussed. One promi
nent citizen said that the building
would do as a beginner, and as en
dowments and backing was secured,
tn aurrounuiug giouuua - cuuiu - uo
purchased and the institution enlarg
ed to almost any degree. However
this is not being seriously discussed,
as the site is a subsequent matter en
tirely. ... v ' , ,
A telegram from Scott to Attorney
Adams at Washington was read. It
read: "Please inform the president
his course is being commended. He
placed himself on record in a letter to
you against re-opentng ot the rolU.
His great office has given prestige
to our demands. His initiative in
brlngng about a settlement as a re
sult of the great good to our people.
It appears congress will never get
together and we are glad the presi
dent ia taking a hand. With McMur-
ray stating our claims, with Curtts,
and Sherman understanding better
than any others what we wa nt, and
with the assistance of the president,
it begins to look as though we are
coming Into our own."
Bullet Fired As Mayor Was On
Companionvay Of His Boat
And Fallo, Badly Hurt
ISUIMD CITY POST DEPRIVED OF
OFFICE SAFE 13
BOBBEKS USABLE TO 0 MX AC
. CESS TO ITS CONTESTS
Garrity Shop and Allinson Store En
tored by Robbers Last Mglit.
GALL AGHEH TELLS POLICE WIIV
HE COMMITTED ACT
Robbers broke into the G. G. Alli
son place of business at Island City
some time last night, and aside from
stealing some canned goods and mak-
that can be named as the amount to ing an effort to force the postoffice
Anurry Wlirn he Was
And Major Goes on Visit.
be spent by these 200 students, is $50,
000, and every cent will come to stay
in La Grande. k
The Exact Situation.
Today the situation is being freely
discussed and it will be presented to
the commercial club at Us next meet
ing. From that hour on, there will be
more tangible facts and propositions
to work than right now, when the en-
nothing to indicate that such is the
case. In regard to what will be done tire project is mere discussion, acta
.with the institution Bhould it be
moved here, is entirely up to th
people of La Grande. ,
Two Paths Presented.
; Two distinct manners of progress
present themselves. ' One Is to take
Many Students Burled.
Toklo. Aug. 9A-Fourteen students
at the Sizouka commercial school
were burled alive today in the col-
lansp of & dormitory landslide, caused
the school over as a non-sectarian in- by heayy ralng prefecte authorities
Rtltutlon and conduct it as such. In
that event, endowments would be nec
essary for the greater and quickest
development, but the entire financial
question would have to be handled by
the people or the promoters.
, The second possibility is to open
are handicapped by the washout of
bridges and submerged railroad tracks
in sending aid.
safe, no effects are noticed. Postmas
ter Allin8on, who conducts a general
store in conjunction with the postof
fice .believes that nothing was re
moved from the postoffice proper. All
the valuables were locked up in "the
safe for the night, fortunately.
The Jim Garrity blacksmith shop
had first, been entered,' presumao'y
for the purpose of obtaining tools and
paraphernalia with which to force an
entrance' to the postoffice bulldin?.
No trace of the robbers baa been
found. It is presumed ' they were
tramps, as the therts wer; along line
that would appease the hunger of a
wandering Willie. ''
Hoboken, Aug. 9. Declaring he was
desperate because Mayor. Gaynor de
prived him cf his bread, and then
started to Europe to enjoy himself,
J. J. Gallagher told the police he shot
Gaynor. He said:
"I came to Hoboken shortly after 0
New York, Aug. 9.A crank shot
alout to board the North German
Lloyd steamer Wllhelm.
The assailant was captured and ta
ken to police headquarters. The may
or was 'about to start on a Beveral
months' vacation in Europe.
The report reached headquarters.at
10:45 that Gaynor was dead.
Unshed to HospItaL
Hoboken, Aug. 9. Mayor Gaynor
was taken to St. Mary's hospital, af
ter he was shot down, and it was an
nounced soon afterwards that he was
still living, though In a critical condi
tion. The assailant, gave the name of
James' Galigher, aged 55, recently dls-
j charged as foreman of the deck de-
partment, Ne York city. The shoot
j Ing occurred Just after Mayor Gaynor
boarded the steamer Wllhelm at Ho
boken pier, ' . ' ; ,
Gaynor was standing on the com
panion way talking with .Prestdent-
3Iade Joitless ; Eiect Montt, of Chile and Senora
i Montt, when the assailant crept up
behind him. Without warning the
i man fired and Gaynor staggered into
j the arms of his secretary, Robert
Adamson, who sprang forward at the
I shot. - The Mayor was bleeding from
j a wound In the back of the head. ,
The shooting occurred on the port
! side . deck.' ' forward, which was
thronged with persons farewelling
vnnMiA tkn at-Aomar1 - T nipt ft
.u . bu-.u , , the departing passengers. The shots
clergyman and asked him to point out
Gavnor to me. When he did so I iirecl .
a shot at Gaynor. I don't know
whether I fired more than one. Know
ing Gaynor was going to Europe this
morning to enjoy hlmsef, after de
riving me of my bread and butter, I
was angry, No porterhouse steak for
me. The revolver shown me is the
one I did the shooting with. I had
the revolver a long time, and used it
when In the employ of the city."
He was photographed, his meas
urements taken and was locked In a
One of the Mayor's sons accompan
ied him to the hospital. , Doctors
Struach and Meyer, the surgeons,
shortly after his arrival, issued a bul
letin saying: ; .
1 "Only one bullet struck Gaynor.
It entered the bac kof the head
below the ear, in the region of the
.mastoid bone, where it burled its?!,
j "A preliminary examination "dis
' closes the fact that the wound is not
. necessarily fatal.".
Gallagher Is being sweated.
TRAINS COME TOGETHEH
SAX RAFEL, CAL.
Eleven Badly Injured and Eleven In
V Morene ns a Consequence.
San. Rafrl, Cal.. Aug. it. Eleven
bodies are lying in the morgue, and
eleven were injured as the result of
a wreck to a San Francisco passenger
and work train near' Ignacio last
night. Railroad officials and coroner
place the number of dead at eleven.
Bonllla Springs Up.
New Orleans, Aug. 9. Insurgents
under former president Bonilla, cap
tured Celba andtTruxllle, important
cities in Honduras, according to cab
les. Revolutionists were In control
of the coast between the cities, it is
declared, and the position of the in
surgents is considered strong.
RRIGATIQN PROJECT IS THE
Accident in Jamaica. . '
Jamaica. Aug. 9. Municipal Justice
Leon Sander of Manhattan, wa killed
by a train today.
5o Confession Made.
London, Aug. 9. Attorney Newton,
counsel for Crlppen, announced today
that Crlppen has cabled his positive
denial to a confession made to Inspec
tor Dew or to any one else. ' ,
HOW BEING DISCUSSED
Realizing the great Importance of . derstood all opposition to It will melt
Irrigation to this valley the people
In generall are discussing the subject
in a manner that shows a thorough
interest. All realize what It means
In the way of a greater community,
for with the climate and altitude of
this valley, water will make It as pro
ductive as the great Imperial valley
If once we had a complete and perfect ,
Irrigation system.'', remarked a man
t .m-Imi 1ivaq ilia' ClranAa UnnAa v?,11av
i u v ,wvia i .,.m..uv . w . .........
today, "I am ready to give 'my time
Social at Hotel.
St. Peters' Guild will give, an Jre
cream social In the Sonimer hftuse
. A L "7. nd energy." he continued, "to help
Sherbet creams and home-made cakes ; through f
will be used. y bejlev when ,t ,a thoroughly un-
New York. Aug. 9. With tjie sound
of the shot, the passengers crowding
on the deck, turned and saw a man
with a revolver in' his hand. Half
a dozen men pounced upon the assail
ant,' who fell to the deck yelling and
fighting for another chance to "get
Gaynor." The man's revolver was
wrested from htm and he was beaten
a . i. i tit. ti annAH
iio lUDininaiun wiiu uaia. otuuu
Montt fell, half fainting Into the arms
of her husband. She was taken below
and placed in the care of the, steward
ess, but wnen sne recoverea sne in
sisted on going to the Mayor's side.
Physicians of the ship were almost
instantly in attedance to the stricken
man. ' - :'.' :.
His wound was hastily bandaged
with strips of cloth taken from the
skirts of Senora Montt, who aided ths
physicians in caring for the wounded
Meantime an .ambulance' dashed up
the pier alongside the vessel, and Gar
nor, lying on a stretcher, apparently
uncnnnrlous; " was lowered to the
wharf and placed on the hospital car,
which was driven at full Speed to St.
Mary's hospital. " '".-
At the hospital, the operating room
being made ready while the ambu- ...
lance was on the way, Gaynor was
placed on the operating table as soon
as he arrived. While surgeons were
working over the mayor, all Inquiries
regarding his condition, remained un
aaswered. Once Secretary Adamson
emerged from the room and declare-;
his belief that the Mayor's wound will
not be fatal. , t .
Big Bill Edwards, the football play
ing street commissioner, who was
standing by Gaynor, was wou.ed ty
one of the bullets. An examination
showed that one of the bullets pene
trated, the fleshy part of . the arm,
causing a slight wound. ,
The following bulletin was issued at
12:20: , . V
"The Mayor is conscious and rest
ing quietly and seems In no Immediate
danger." ' . '
A consultation of ten physicians
was held at one o'clock. ' ""- -
Mrs. Vlnghens, the Mayor's daugh
ter, drove to the hospital la an auto,
but was not allowed to see her father.
Her brother told her the mayor, was
cheerful, and the prospects were
hopeful. The patient's vitality has '
counted greatly In his favor, and on
this the doctors are relying for recovery;.-'
Gaynor was shot Just as the news
paper . photographers were taking
farewell pictures of him. "Look
pleasant please," laughingly com
manded the 'plcturemen. The mayor
smiled. As though to echo the words
the shot rang out. Gaynor, as he was
being carried to . the hospital,
gasped to his secretary. "Tell my '
people goodbye." Seeing the distress
his words caused, the Mayor added, "I
don't mean just that. I guess there Is
plenty of fight left In me. Who did
Mayor Gaynor chatted cheerfully
with his wife this afternoon. Mrs.
Gaynor and son Norman arrived at
the hospital, and were kept waiting
half an hour, while the Mayor was on
the operating table. It was only a
slight operation. Gaynor recognized '
his wife and son as they entered the
room. He charged her not to worry
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away. A great many do not Know
that the bonds to be voted will not
commence to fall due until the elev
enth year, that there is nothing to pay
for ten years except interest and
maintenance of plant, and when this
Is understood, along with " the fact
that the increase In crop values dur
ing the ten years, will several times
"There is not' a thing on the fate) pay all the water coBts, I think the
of the earth, except the most tropica! j land ownerB, whether large or' small,
fruits, that could not be raised here i will be anxious to have this Improve
ment.", , - ; ; ; '
The meeting .of the commercial
club Wednesday night In the McKcn
noii, Phy & Roberts office, will take
up the irrigation subject and see what
the business people of La Grande can
do to assist It,
SEW THEORY AS TO COMER.
ESCE WITH CHASE
General Belief Today that Ballmer,
Will Run for Senate.
Ueverly, Aug. 9. That the real m!s-,
slon of Senator Crane was to ask '
t'.nMIng'.' to become a candidate for
the senate from Washington, is gj'ng
ti'O ounds today. What agreement !s
reached is not given out. Hltchcick
conferred with Taft during the afte:
nocn. v . ' .