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L AGHANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON. MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1910.
REGISTRATIONS (LOSE SOON.
CLOSING HDURS WILL
I0R TU ALL
MANUEL HEADED FOB ENGLAND.
OTHERS UP TO DATE
One big feature after another is pll-'
lag itself on the closing hours of the
county fair and tonight, on the eve of
the end,' there are. so many attractive
numbers on the card that the fair pro
moters know scarcely where-to turn.
" A monster parade of stock v this
morning ushered in the final features.
It was a neighing prancing,' stylish,
tain galaxy of glossy horseflesh that
constituted the morning's parade. Ov
er thirty stallions, the test' in the
land, brood mares, draft horses, colts
these and more were in the line.
""Headed by the band, the parade Bwung
around from Fourth to AdamB, and
then a line of spectators saw a phae
ton of shetlands in harness and loose,
the classy and snappy single horse
carriages; heavy draft teams hitched
to wagons, and the blue ribbon and
near ribbon winners, following in a
long string. It was as pretty an ex-
young arrayed in best bib and tucker
for the occasion.
; The concerts yesterday and the big
union meeting last evening were Sun-
were well arranged and well carried
OUt. ' :;''': '''' '..
The attendance up-to-date has been
oxtremely promising, but the manag
ers . believe that tomorrow afternoon
will Bee the greatest 'record yet. Ar
rangements for closing the fair with
a larger attendance than it opened
with, or marked anyday of the week,
are being carried out, and as the town
is to be closed tomorrow, it Is appar
ent such will be the case. "Nothing is
too good for the fair "is La Grande's
slogan. "Get in the band wagon and
see things move," 1b the advice from
the "promoters and managers.
Deposed King and Queen Mother to
Live in English Asylum.
Gibraltar", Oct 10 Don Manuel and
Queen Mother, Ameliey of Portugal,
have been offered an asylum in Eng
land and will depart immediately.' It
is reported Manuel is on the verge of
a physical breakdown and Is being
treated by specialists who boarded the
royal yacht '
ever hat "Dad", Welton of Island City
and B. F. Bell of Cove each had exhl-
blbltof horseflesh as has ever been I bits" in the one-box contest that were
seen In La Grande.
? Farade Tonight
Tonight at 7:30 La Grande will see
more automobiles in one string than
lias ever been its pleasure before.
The parade committee has & bunch
of fireworks that will go off with a
pyrotechnic display, and there will be
gala night ail around. This is the first
attempt at a night parade and it is
going to be a "hummer." -
Baby Show Tomorrow.
Mrs. A. LwRichardson who is Queen
of the babies tomorrow, announces
this afternoon that they baby show
will be unusually popular. The busi
ness houses close at o'clock for the
express purpose of seeing the city's
exceptionally good and Mr, Welton
especially is deserving of special men
tion " ,: :..
Mr. Kelley has handled apples for
many years and is thoroughly. posted
on the merits of all the commercial
fruit in the northwest, and his com
pliments , to local orchard products,.
bears with it more- than . passing
weight . .'
CLERK RESIGNS JOB.
II. A. Oorpe Will Take Sew rogltloa
liwoge in a ear Future-" "
-. H. A. Corpe has resigned his posi
tion as , clerk and secretary of the
Merchant's protective association and
will take a position as show manager
for a Damon and Pythias company In
the interest of the K. of P. lodge. He
expects to have his resignation take
eect this week. . '.'". , ,
All Toters Will be Ghen Last Opiror.
tunny October Sixteenth.
According to a decision handed
down by Attorney General Crawford
to County Clerk Ed. Wright, the reg
istrations books are to be closed at 5
o'clock on the afternoon the 16th of
this month to be closed for two years
unless a special election of some sort
1b called. Only about 100 have regis
tered since the books were reqpened
at the -close of the primaries ac
cording to county clerk's books, con
sequently the books really close on
the 15th as the 16th is on Sunday,
near' they had been to the fi'tal stuff.
CMLDERS MAKES PAYMENT. ,
Total of $1,000 Has Been Paid Into
. the Treasury. V
Today Sheriff F. P. C'nllders paid
to the county treasurer $500 on the
deficit of county funds caused by t the
uviiimi : Kwiure. iub original amount
due was $4800. Of this-12640 has been
paid in dividends from the bank re
ceiver, leaving $2160 to be paid by
Chlldera. He has made two payments
of $500 each which : cuts the ' total
amount due the county down to $1160.
There Is in cash in this fund about
$60 on hand which practically leaves
a balance of $1,000. 1
OLD-FASHIONED . ENTHUSIASM
HAS BROKEN OUT WITH COM.
ING OF STANDARD BEARER.
Ill) SPEECHES HED
Day mil be Replete , with Political
" Speeches and Receptions Large
. Committee of Prominent Republl
cans to Meet the Governor at De
potPlans lor Several Speeches are
Formulated by Local Republicans.
iTII LIST WILL
REACH 1000 IS
DEAD BROUGHT IN FROM RURAL
DISTRICTS BY WAGON LOADS
10 TlOlffi 0IS1G
Continually Growing as Bodies are
Brought InSixty Bodies Recovered
Majority of Missing are Thought
L to be at Isolated Tillages Awaiting
for Succor. v '
Meagre Reports from . Payette Say
Fast Mall Struck Freight Train.
In meagre reports from Payette,
Idaho, this morning it is learned that
Number 9, the fast mail last evening
struck a freight train at Payette, and
that the engineer was seriously in
jured. He was knocked . unconscious
but-it is not known whether or not
he was fatally Injured. It seems the
freight had cleared the main line all
right, but the switch was not set
properly and some object had thrown
the connections on the block so that
the mail tarin rammed Into the rear
end of the freight ' ' , .' T
Brutal carelessness is marking the
fiendish effort of some individual in
La Grande to poison dogs and as a re
sult scores of small children have
been allowed to run neck and neck
with death by poisoning, according to
discoveries made today in East La
Grande, when "Ned" the house dog
belonging to Dr. and Mrs. A, L. Rich
ardson and another valuable dog be
longing to Mr. and Mrs. Martin were
killed through the agenciy of strych
nine. The dog poisoning campaign has
been rife in East La Grande for some
time, and several dogs have been
killed and others saved after timely
application of antidotes. The crisis
has been reached today however when
it 'was found that pieces of bologona
saturated with Btrychnine had been
thrown broadcast in the back yards
of three families between Seventh and
Eighth streets and O and Pennsyl
vania avenues. A score of small child-
MAYPARK ORCIIARDIST CAP
TURES FAT PURSE.
Ills Box of Jonathans Will Go to Na
tional Apple Show This Fall.
C. H. Conkey, one of jthe leading or
xchardlBts of Maypark, captures the
bweepstakes In the . national apple
show exhibit contest at the county
fair, taking the first' and only prize,
a purse of $50, wth a . box fit Jon
athans. Aside from winning the local
honors, Mr. Conkey wins the dlstlnc
1 tion of having his apples sent to Spo
kane where the National Apple show
is to be held, and to the Chicago ex
hibit later on. The prize was posted
by the Thronson Fruit company .un
der auspices of the commercial club
and has been one of the warmest
races In the fruit exhibit line.
Ben S. Kelley, the Lewlson apple
buyer, awarded, the prize. In speak
ing of the merits of the exhibits, Mr.
'Kelley said,, ?I have seldom, If , ever,
seen a more splendid line of exhibits
than characterized the entire apple
exhibit at your fair. However, the en
tries In the Spokane contest was es
pecially good and it was only after
hours of study and consideration that
I made the awards. I wish to say how-
: Gambling a Serious Ylce.
Seattle, Oct. 10 More than a score
of members of the Purity league who
are touring the West Investigating
vice conditions and the slave traffic
spoke at a special meeting in the
churches yesterday. Mrs. A. B. Sim,
who styles herself as a reformed
whist player, declared that the so
ciety gambling between women Is do
ing more injury .than all the whiskey
consumed. ' '
ren use this block as their playground
and how it is, that none of them have
In their childish innocence neglected
to eat the meat with its deadly con
tents is a mystery' that is unexplaln
able. The parents of the children were
alarmed to a degree that bordered on
the frantic when it was learned how
near they had been to the fatal stuc,
Big Reward Offered..'.
IncenBed and grieved, Drc Richard
son today offered a standing reward of
$200 to the person or. persons secur
ing the arrest and conviction. of the
fiend who has been spreading terror
in that neighborhood. The dastardly
practice has been going on for about
Jay B-o-w-e-r-m-a-n, better known
aa Just plain Jay, the acting governor
and the peoples' choice for standard
bearer for the Republican party is
nlanninc a whirlwind sneech-tour of
La Grande and vicinity "tomorrow. He
passed through La Grande this morn
ing on. his way to Ontario and will
double back tomorrow morning and
will make speeches In rapid succes
slon during the day . and evening.
While Oswald .West the Democratic
candidate is also' to be here; the local
Republican central committe is ar
ranging a schedule that will not con
flict with West-Bow'erman will visit
the fair, he will speak several places
and there Is going to be an old-fashioned
rally tomorrow night If the
preliminaries can be worked out in
While the fair matters have taken
precedence over everything else, there
Is a sudden awakening of politics and
tomorrow will mark the most ener
getic : day In the history of politics
In La Grande for many years. The
band will play, the '., speakers will
"spooch, the people will cheer and
for a brief day and night at least. La
Grande Is going to repeat one of Its
.old-fashioned political rallies. ;
' Since the memorial speech in Sa
lem Friday night, Bowerman's forces
have doubled in numbers almost Ev-
Wlonlpeg, Oct 10 Prairie fires
started today near Winnipeg, threaten
Ing the city. At noon the fire is within
eight miles of the town.
Spragne, Ont, Oct. 10 The town oi
Longworth began burning this after
noon. Three hundred are fleeing for
their Utes. The town of Lorrette Is
In the path of the fire. Inhabitants are
fleeing toward W innipeg.
Winnipeg, Oct 10 Seven towns.
i Baudette, Sohooner, Gracetown, Pitt,
Cedar Spur, Swift and Roosevelt have '
been destroyed by forest fires. Five
hundred are missing and the death list
will probably total 1000. Lumbermen
declare the loss to standtng timber
will reach millions.
, Reports from Rainy river say that
the dead are being brought in ty wag
on loads from outlying districts. Rainy
river citizens formed a vigilance
committee and fifty men are guarding'
against activity of thieves and ghouls. ,
There are known to be seventy dead"
and later reports indicate 2000 ara
missing. Sixty bodies have been recov- ;
ered.; :.- ;
k. majority of the missing are be- '
lleved to have taken refuge in isolated
villages. . ... 'V'-:'-;
.. - u.0,C4 " . v erywhere he goes the people are flock
tlftd PPBRPfl A fpw Hnv nor lint it fcn I r
evidently been resumed again. Others
besides Dr. Richardson are extreme
ly indignant and the perpretator will
be run down If such a thing Is pos
sible. ' '
PORTLAND TIKES CICAR FACTORY
BOTH MIES DESTROYED RY
PORTLAND WINS W HILE OAKLAND
. LOSES ONE OF TWO.
Money Being Attracted to Building
Real Estate In Wallowa County.
. C. F. Daniels, cashier of the Far
mers ft 'Stockmen's National bank of
Wallowa, was In the city yesterday,
stopping at the Foley. Mir. McDaniels,
speaking of his home town, said that
as far as business ' was concerned,
Wallowa was an exceptionally good
point and now ' that , they have a
large ! established payroll,, a vast
amount of capital would be Interested
In new buildings. There Is already a
big demand for home property. He
went on to Baker City this morning
on business and will return Tiome to
morrow. The fair was highly compli
mented by Mr. McDaniels. ' .
1 I -
Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. W. 0Nell
of this cjty at Walla Walla yesterday
a son. "'-. '
Grip on Flag Tightened by Beavers In
Doable Header Game Sunday.
Portland, Oct 10 By . winning a
double-header from ' Sacramento yes
terday In Portland, ' the Beavers
strengthened their grip on the 1910
pennant, for Oakland lost one and
won one. The scores for yesterday
when all teams played double headers
Sacramento, 00; Portland 41;
Los Angeles . 42; San Francisco,
Vernon, 6--2; Oakland 24. '
' ' Greek on TrlaL
Circuit court today is taken up with
the trial of Peereopolls, the Greek, ac
cused of robbing the Greek restaurant
on Depot street
SURROUNDING PROPERTY SATED
AFTER SEVERE STRUGGLE.
Loss About One. Third Covered by In
suranceBuilding In Ruins.
Fashionable residence districts in
East LaGrande were threatened for a
time at 2 o'clock this morning when
fire, ruined the frame building . at
Greenwood and Adams avenue which
has housed the King Cigar factory. By
a fortunate condition the wind was
light and though the sparks bore over
a thickly settled district no subse
quent fires werev reported. The
partment was able to hold the fire
from destroying adjacent bulldlnen
occupied by two families. The tobac r
stock was largely saved, though n
factory itself was a total loss w'ti
about $1,000 Insurance which cov
about one third of the loss. The bti"
! Ing Is valued at about $500.
ing to him en masse, and with the
whirlwind speeches which he Is mak
ing, Is swinging the doubtful column
over to Jay, solidly.. The Republicans
In this county are promising a solid
front for Bowerman, ; . '. V
The acting' governor will be in tow
of a large committee ; of prominent
Republicans. He will address employ,
es at the Palmer mill at noon, the Per
ry mill crew and railroad shops crew
sometime during the day4 He Is to
inspect the fair, and during the even
Ing the Republicans will Jiold an In
formal reception at the fair grounds
where the acting governor will be
given a chance to meet the public. ;
The committee, augmented by the
central committeemen, which will
meet Mr. Bowerman are: J. II. Peare.
Claud Mackey, J. A. Matott, J. , K.
Shlek, J. E. Foley, G. M. Richey, E. E.
Grout, C. E, Cochran, J. W, Knowles, !
David Bay, S. N. Bolton, H. Bodmer,
A. Palmer, A. V. Andrews, F. S. Bram-
well, L. A. Wright, Ed. Wright, W. J.
Church, Bruce Dennis, George Good,
Ray W. Logan, A. Roberts, C. T. Ba
con, F. S. Ivanhoe, C, D. Goodnaugh,
Guy Byrkltt, Ed. Rumble Chas. Cle
ments, George T. Cochran, J. T. Scrog-
gin, Colon R. Eberhard, I. R. Snook,
J. C. Henry, John FraWley, J. J. Carr,
Ed. Thomas, J. Corbett( George Pal
mer, Joe Le Fbre, Frank Bay, F. C.
Bramwell, FrarV Leavltt. J. H.'. Wat
son, Hugh M"Cill and all members
of the central committee.
NO HOPE TO SET
RECUERS DRIVEN BACK BY AFTER
DAMP IN MAIN TUNNEL.
Six Americans Among Entombed Who
. Are Apparently Doomed. '
Your Lsst Chance.
If you hnv'n't registered be sure
and do so .' week. Onlv ialf th
voters of TA '
d States N"M-
Trinidad, Colo., Oct. 10 Flfty-on
miners are In a living tomb today
at Starkville with one chance In a
million of escaping alive. Scores of
workmen are frantically tearing at
masonry of the old tunnel In an effort
to reach the prisoners In the main
shaft. At daybreak the workmen were
trying to penertate the main shaft
and were compelled to stop because
their lives ; were emperiled ' by after
damp. Although the men are alive, the
machine shop of the Colorado Mine &
Fuel company Is being transformed
Into a morgue, while the, women and
relatives of the entombed men watch
preparations dully,- hardly compre
hending their significance. The explo
sion occurred Saturday night presum
ably from fire damp. The men In the
two blockaded chambers are approxi
mately two and one half or three
miles on the Inside. There are six
Americana among the doomed. The
rde hav rterii
vooks w'1' M onn
1 Bank bu' from j remainder are all Italians. Mexicans
"n to t- - rx) it v-r -anV Poles.