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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1911.
CITY WILL GET PROJECT COM.
rLETED AT LOW FIGURE,
Sutherland Bid of Wall Walla Osten.
' silly the LowestLocal Bidder Does
Not Total But Segregation Shows a
: Close Comparison. Will Act Finally-
on Bid Nest Wednesday Evening
at Regular Mettlug.
D. k E. 0. TRAIN IX RIVER.
One , Lady and a Child Kflled When
' Coaches Topple Into Elver.
Red Cliff, Colo.. May 11. Mr a. Kath
erlne Martin, of Albany. N. Y., end an
unidentified child were killed and 20
seriously injured when an englue,
chair and tourist cars of . ta Rio
Grande train plunged Into Eagle river
two milts wt o. this city.' Spread
ing railB cau?I the disaster.
The 'njured wn'.i In the tourist ar.
All weie takea -., it bo!'.al at Salldj
this morning. '
WANT JUDGE REBUKED.
Judge Pcttt of Chicago Scored by In.
S THE DIFFERENT BIDS FOR
- , . . . . : V $
3 B. S. Davis,- Tacoma... 149.217 3
M. Jennings. Spokane .... 42.149
v m. m. Moore, Tacoma..... 41,829 t
.w V. Li. Morns contracting
3 company. Seattle ...... 44,535 $
3 Jacopson-Bade Co., Port- -. -s
S land 53.463
Jahn Contractln- Co. Port- - ?
land ..... 43,036 S
. O. H. Sutherland C6., Wal-
la Walla ,i 41,367.90
Jeffrey & Bufton, Portland 43,409
J. H. Childs, La Grande (not to-
3 taled). "", ' 4
, . ' s
Q Q $
Springfield, May 11. Speaking . in
the state senate here today,, Chairman
Nelms of the Lorlmer investigating
committee, proposed that the senate
formally condemn Judge Petit of Chi
cago for his decision By which Edward
Tllden, the alleged collector of the
slush funds which ehcted Lorlmer, es
caped producing his books. The re
port of .the investigation was present
ed also. . . '
The senate postponed action on both
matters until Tuesday.
La Grande is In line to have its pro
posed sewer system laid at an unus
ually low price, following introduction
of bids from many northwestern con
tractors of repute, opened at the spe
cial session of the council last even
ing. There is a wide range in differ
ence between bids but two or three
are grouped closely together and when
the sewer, water and health commit
tee, reports to the council next Wed-
neseday evening, it will he after close
scrutiny of several bids. Ostensibly,
' George H. Sutherland of Walla Walla
presented, the lowest bid, his figure
reading $41,367.90. An unusual fea
ture about the nroposltion is that a
local contractor figures in the. bidding
and .though his tdtala are not com
puted, It is evident that he comes near
the bottom of the list.
Many Contractors Here.
Little else was done at the council
meeting. The floor of the council
room wa3 crammed with contractors
and tliair r.presentatives, brought
here by tha opening of the bids.
There Is a contract now to be closed
for C 000 feet of s:wer, or a little
more 'han seven miles in all. It 13
apparent that the. sewer Is going to
cost but a trifle over $1.00" a foct, a
figure said by everyone to ba very low.
At th; conclusion of the bid reading
Mayor Richardson referred all the bids
. to the sewer, wae and health com
mutes and that body will, report back
to the council at the next regular
Contractor Jack Childs of this city
did net total up his estimates and his
bid does not show what the total ex
penditure will be. It is based on
segregated estimates entirely but to
gain a comparison when placed side
by side with the loweBt known bid,
the figures read:
, Segregated Estimates.
- , Childs Sutherland
Excavation and back
filling ............$ .68
Gravel ...... . .88
Solid rock ..... 2.30
Laying pipe 33
Laying Y's (2 ft.)... .95
Laying Y's (2 1-2 ft.) 1.25
.Manholes 43.00 '
Add'al over 10 ft.... 2.60
Flush tanks 10 pet.
Special flush tanks.. 10 pet.
Lamp holes 9.50
Arizona to Vote Again. - .
, Washington, May 11. The house
territories committee today voted to
favorably report on the report of the
resolution providing Arizona shall
vote again on the recall of judges
clause In their constitution, and that
New .Mexico shall vote again on the
amendment which will make it easier
to amend their constitution. The
house will consider the report Tues
NONE OF DIETZ FAMILY TESTIFI
BEFORE DEFENSE RESTS
WANTED Oil SID
Hines Wanted During the Morning Be.
cause He Could TU of a Stranger
Who Came to DKtz Cabin Import
ant Evidence Regarding Nature of
Fatal Bullet Given State Taien by
MANY OF THE DEAD BURNED IES
TERDAY DURING BATTLE
WHEN TOWN FELL.
BED CROSS KEPT JI
Closest Tosslble Secrecy Maintained
at Juartz No Newspaper Men or
Physicians Can Cross Lines Geuer.
ally Bcllejed 100 Killed and 800 Are
Wounded Martial Law Declared tn
Juarez Today. , ;
BONDS SELL AT
ELGIN CITY HALL BONDS ARE DIS.
V POSED OF.
Toledo, Buyers Ghe Good Premium
Elgin People Elated. ..
Elgin, May ,11. (Special) Elgin
municipal bonds are commanding an
, encouraging premium in the money
markets. Last evening the. council
sold $10,000 new city hall bonds at a
premium of $110. The city hall bond
issue was voted some time ago and
during the preparation for the sale
the most sanguine had hoped for an
even break but last night when bond
bids were opened,' R. Duffy and com
pany of Toledo, Ohio, presented th.
premium noted and that company got
the bonds. :
Elgin people are elated that their
financial standings in the bond buying
market is so well established, and In
addition to the meritorious credit, the
Elgin people are pleased over the
prospects of building the new hall at
once. The sale of bonds will be com
pleted and the buildings commenced
just as sopn as it is possible. .
Hayward, Wis., May 11 A Summons
was issued today for Edward Hines,
tne lumberman . who' figured In the
Lorlmer case, to appear at the trial
of John Dletz. who Is accused of the
murder of Deputy Sheriff Harp. Dletz
wants Hines as a witness. The court
at ffirst refused to Issue the subpoena,
fearing that Dletz wanted to create a
sensation but later the court was con
vinced that the man was sincere and
issued the summons. y
Dletz says that he wanted Hines to
tell of a man who came to Dletz, Bay
ing that he was the representative of
a' man with greater power than the
governor. Dictz charges that the lum
ber trust attempted to evict him from
hla home because It wanted to pass
logs through, his dam against his
wishes. .': ' ",'
Dletz rested his case at noon with
out himself, wife, son or daughter go
ing on the stand. Before the defense
closed .Richard Krantz testified that
Deputy Sheriff Briton gave him a soft
nosed bullet which he said came from
Harp's gun. The bullet which killed
Harp was steel jacketed. The sub
poena for Hines was withdrawn be
fore the defense closed.
The1 sudden termination of the de
fense surprised the state, , which,
though unprepared, called several wit
nesses In rebuttal. T3e states' attor
ney said the case will be submitted to
the Jury without argument, It Is ex
pected Deltz would start the argument
other attractions, such as carnivals,
naval and military tournaments, avia
tion demonstration, athletic contests
and theatrical and musical entertain
The festival will continue until Oc
tober and it is estimated that the at
tendance of visitors will eaual if not
surpass that at any' previous interna
tional exnibitlon held in any part of
the world. The entire profits of the
festival will be devoted tq King Ed
ward VIIb hospital fund. ;-
Predicts SpUt of Labor.
, Dayton, Ohio, May 1L The predic
tion that the prosecution of the Mc
Xamaraa' for the, alleged dynamiting
of the Los AngUes Times will split
labor Into two factions, was made here
today by General Otis, owner of the
He is a guest of President Kerby of
the National Manufacturers' associa
tion. , : ,
M PIE IS
OPERATIONS AGAINST HERMOSIL.
LA TO BE DIRECTED FROM
REBEL CAUSE SPRHUS
Texas Editors In Session.
Port Lavaca, Texas, May 11. News
paper editors and publishers of the
Lone Star state fathered here in force
today for the annual meeting of the
Texas Press association. The fore
noon was occupied with the exchange
of greetings and the annual address
of the president, J. P. Paosome, Jr.,
of Clerburne. The business sessions
52.00 began this afternoon and will continue
.... until the end of the week. The enter-
.... talnment program is the most elabor
.98 ate ever prepared for a meeting of the
15.00 association and provides numerous
features for the visiting ladies as well
El Paso, May 11. Determined that
no inkling of the rebel plans or reso
lutions shall react the Diaz govern
ment from Juarez, General Orozco,
who is in active command of the city,
today ordered the sentries to honor
no passes, Including the newspaper
men and Red. Cross attaches.
While it Is. impossible to ascertain
the number of dead, the Impression is
general that 100 were killed and 300
wounded on both sides during the at
tack, Many ' bodies were burned dur
ing the battle and it is probable that
Schooner's Crew Missing.
ocnino, mav n. ylta n;r CT6W Oil
four men missing thj gasoline schoon-l
er Fishmald of New "Westminister,
was discovered by the steamer Hum
bolt over turned off Tree Point, Alas
ka. A search for the crew showed tin
missing were lost In a dory trying to
make- shora. ' ,;. "
Vessels From South Tell of IUbels
Capturing Tombs Ensennda Fears
. Attack Momentarily and Citizens'
Are Crazed With Fenr Agua PrleU
Mado Provisional Capital of Son.
ora by Glroiu
, Douglas, . Ariz., May 11. The reb
els under Colonel GIron marched into
(Continuea on Page Elgntj
In Memory of Sailors. '
Annapolis, Md., May 11. The first
memorial' to be placed in the naval
academy in honor of the brave sea
m n of the revolution was unveiled
today with impressie ceremonies con
ducted in the presence of President
Tart, representatives of the navy de
partmut at. Washington and many nav-
ai onicers. The ceremonies were in
charge of the general society, Daugh
ttrs of the Revolution, from whom the
memorial was a gift to the naval aca
demy. The memorial consists of a
heavy bronze panel that has been giv
en ' a conspicuous place In Bancroft
hall of the academy. The panel, which
was designed by William Cowper of
New York, Is a bas-relief Bhowing a
sailor in action. The panel Is about
10 feet long and five feet wide.
lContii,,'? on pa? iC'.t.)
PURPLE POMP III
FESTIVAL OF EMPIRE TO OPEN
Imperial Exhibition and Pageant to
.'-rfte Through Streets."
LINKUP OF CANDIDATES
3 4 3 $
The two candidates who tarn I
; $ May 20, Including those dates, ea
take a gnest to the Portlaud Rose,
wla trips In the final distribution
$ of the score lists have the same
as the ones who pn May 8 are at o
$ tering the contest, daring this p
for the companion trips here an
b most votes between May 8 and
2 the expense of the Observer, may $
3 provided these candidates
v lies. The candidates at the foot
to win these companion trips
) the head. New candidates ea-
q ' tra reward also may compete
$ 41,367.90 as the members of the association.
The Great Circulation Contest.
LA GRANDE OBSEE vER -DAILY AND WEEKLY
This Coupon will Count One Vote.
For (Name) , ,; ; ;,,..;,' '. " ,,,;...;
Address ""' " ' '7 V "'-j. ' ,'; . : -
50T GOOD AFTER. MAY IS.
Free tote coupons, sach as this, will not be printed after Kay IS.
From May IS te May 27 sabserlbers may hIp candidates with rotes
only through matefng payments on subscription. The first one ef these
blanks sent la for a candidate c ousts 1,000 votes; all coupons recelr
ed thereafter count as one vote.
' Cut Out Around Border.
Strawberries for All.
Roseburg, Ore., May 11. Roseburg
opened her third annual strawberry
canlval today to emphasize her claim
to being the center of the finest straw
berry raising country in the world.
Hundreds of visitors poured into the
city from every" direction and were
given their fill of plain strawberries,
strawberries and cream and stawberry
shortcake. The carnival nroeram
covers three days and Is replete with
attractive features In the way of pa
rades, band concerts, outdoor sports
8AT TAFT SACRIFICES FARMERS.
Minnesota Delegation Appears Before
- Finance Committee Today.
Washington, May 11. Declaring
that President Taft Is trying to sacrl:
flee the farmers to the Interest of the
eastern manufacturers a body of Min
nesota farmers today protested to the
senate finance committee against the
j ratification of the reciprocity treaty
I with Canada.
May" H.-Tn the., famous
stage coach drawn by cream-colored
horns and with outriders in scarlet
livery, King George and "Queen Mary
will drive through the streets of Lon
don tomorrow to attend the formal op
ening of the great Festival of EmjUre
at the Crystal palace. Aside from the
importance of the exhibition itself
the opening will be notable as the first
of the series of elaborate functions and
ceremonials that will mark ths:corO'
nation season. The colonial premiers
and other representatives who have ar
rived In London for the Imperial Con
ference will be present at the opening
of the Crystal palace exhibition, as
will also the ministers of state, mem
bers of parliament, foreign diplomats
and many other persons of promi
nence. ' '
The Ftstlval of Empire, with Its
Imperial Exhibition and Pageait of
Empire, was originally arranged for
last year, but was abandoned in conse
quence of the death of King Edward
VII. Under the plans as rearranged
the affair is to be conducted on a
scale of magnificence never before at
tempted in the history of London.
The oversea doni.n.on ot the em
pire have ere'te-J l;i5 un.1 handsome ?
buildings to housu the weallh of ex
hibits Illustrating their resourceo and
industrial and kocLu developmenc. The
Canaaan buinilug alone cose $250,000.
in addition to the respective colonial
pavilions thsro is an All-British ex
hibition occupying the greater part of
the main building of the Crystal pal
ace. In this section the industrial,
commercal, and productive resources
of the British empire are fully dis
One of the most Interesting features
of the festival will be the pageant, to
be held under the direct patronage of
her royal highness, Princess Louise,
where historical scenes of the empire's
history will be enacted. The arrange
ments and production of the pageant
are under the personal direction of
Frank Lascelles, the famous master of
pageantry who was In charge of the
memorable historical pageant held In
connection with the tercentennial eel
ebration at Quebec two years ago.
No fewer than 16,000 performers
will take part in the pageant. There
will be altogether 24 scenes, eight ot
which will be presented dally In the
great open-air ampltheatre designed
by Bir Aston Webb,
Besides the two principal features of
the festival the exhibition and the
pageant there will be Innumerable
CONTEST DISTRICT NO. I
This district comprises the city of La Grande. The two ladles residinz
In La Grande who at the end of the contest have received the most rotea
will be the guests of the Observer at the Portland Rose Festival
nuci, klbi, seventn and L streets
COTNER, EVA, 2,008 Oak street
NUTTER, MRS. B.B., 1708 1-2 Sixth St. ... . ...
COMBS, FRANKIE, 1201 D avenue., ','t
MARTIN, IRMA, 1201 Fourth street....";'.;."
STEPHENSON. MILDRED, Care Star Theatre
WILLIAMS, MRS. Fred W.t Box 804
DAVIS, ADA, 1313
SNOW. ALICE. 1410 2 avenue
X avenue.. , m
t,ONTEST DISTRICT NO 8.
This district comprises all of Union county except L aGrande. The four
ladles of this district who, at the end of the contest, have received the
most votes will be the guests of the Observer at the Portland Rose Festival'-.
S :.':'" "--'
ROBERTSON, ZELLA, R. F. D. No. 2, ..
HANSEN, AGNES, Perry ..............
VAN HOUSEN. HAZEL. Alice 1
WILSON, EVA. Union .................
CARBINE, JENNIE, R. F. D. No. 1. L Grande .................. 36.729
!, II. F. D.
i uiifjft, r AVAirvAEj, i, j? , jj, iOi fill
KELLY, BESS. Cove 19,045
CONRAD, NELLIE, R. F. D. No. 1 La......'.................,.... 11,591
JEFFRIES, NEtUE, Union 8,500
ARNOLD, MABEL, Elgin . , 7,035
WEEKS,"BIRNIE, North Powder ! 7,000'
CHATTIN, VIOLET, Sufnmervllle ., 3.62U
RUSSELL! BETHEL, Elgin ......... .. 3184
KEEFER, STELLA, Imbler 1,151
WOODELL, ETTA, R. F. D No. 1, Summerville ................ 1,001
CONTEST DISTRICT NO. 8.
This district comprises all of Wallowa county and Pine and Eagle valleys.
The three ladiea of this district who, at the end of the contest, have reoelved
the most votes will be the guests, ot the Observer at the Portland Rose Fes
tival. :- ''
ROUP, MARGARET, Joseph , 16,500
EAMES, EDNA, Joseph , . . . .'. .... , ,v 14,000
BOSWELL, CECIL. MInam 13000
LYRENMANN, ANNA, Enterprise cisoo
WISDOM. BESSIE, Lostlne 7B02
mavuk, AL,i(JK, enterprise
WILEY, GLADYS, Wallowa
EVANS, MINNIE L., Wallowa 4
BROCK, NETTIE, Flora
PRIZES REGARDLESS OF DISTRICTS.
The three candidate who, at the end of the contest have more votes than
any of therr rivals, may, at the expense of the Observer, extend their trips1
on to San Francisco. ' '
The four candidates who range next In standing, regardless of districts,
will be entertained at the Hotel Gearhart, Gearhart Park, By-the-Sea.
All winning candidates will be given side trips to all points of Interest In
and about Portland; and will bo taken to the leading places of amusement
and recreation. .
Instead of taking a trip, any winning candidate may have muslo lessons
to the value of $50 or a acholarshlp in Whitman college; in the Baker City
business college or choice of several other colleges. In lien of the San
Francisco trips scholarships valued at $100 will be arranged for, In case
exchange Is desired.