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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON.
SATUliDAY, JULY 1, 1911.
LACK OF TRAIN PACILI
TIES ONLY QUESTION
PERFECT CLIMATIC CON- "
DITI0NS PROMISED CITY
Moraa Is Peevish,
& San Francisco, July 1. Peeved
over Wolgast'a talk of what he
would do to Moran, on July 4,
the Britisher today turned out a
few hot roasts to the champion.
He declared he had a punch and
was a better boxer, and that he $
3 has livked men whom Wolgast 4
could hardly stand up to. The
. odds are Mm today as yester-
S day. - '.
Final Arrangements Nearlng Comple
tion and City Will Attire Itself In
Festive Gown Between TonOght and
Monday Afternoon Train Service
Program Is Knocked Awry.
Final train arrangements completed
late this afternoon for the Tuesday
celebration Leave Elgin 7 o'clock
(correct). Leave Union station at 8
and Ur!n" JiMn at !2ft. This al.
leviates the problem existing during
Weather wanes lean to the balmy
sunshine 'corner for early next week
and reports from weather observers
predict a return to old time July cli
matic conditions when the natal day
arrives. Enthused by these reports,
committees having in charge the
Fourth of July celebration here next
; Tuesday are tightening their belts
for a final spurt of attention to details
from which will radiate the most elab
orate entertainment yet attempted In
the eitywf La Grande. Between to
night and Monday afternoon La
Grande will shed its commercial dress
and gown itself in robes of festal hue
so that Tuesday's dawn can find the
city in tip top shape for its celebra
tions. . ' -;
The final arrangements have not
been without .their miscalculation for
' the O.-W. has suddenly announced
that It cannot supply the coaches that
are needed to adequately meet the de
mand and the one special train to be
sent out to Elgin will perchance have
to do double duty. Elgin's delegation
will be the first to arrive on the scene
Tuesday morning. The train will leave
the north end metropolis on the stroke
of 7.30 o'clock and will bring the Inter
mediate towns' representation here
by 9 o'clock at the latest. The proba
bilitles are that No. 17 will bring the
Union chowd, which will have to be
effected by strapping the passengers
on the hand rails, and later In the
day return the Union crowd by a spe
clal train facility. This is not defi
nitely worked out yet, having only be
come a problem this forenoon. The pro'
gram will be carried out In toto as
announced, and the big day's festivi
ties will be added to at the latest mon
ment instead of subtracted from as is
usually the condition of similar cele
The renown of the celebration has
been scattered to the remotest corn
ers of Union and Wallowa county and
if Jupiter Pluvlus will only be good
and considerate La Grande will estab
llsh a new precedent In natal day ob
. COCAINE AGENT JAILED.
Portland Druggist Fined and Sentenc
ei to Jail for Illicit Sales.
Portland, July 1. Guilty of selling
cocaine to boys, Solomon Miller, a
southern Portland druggist, was to
day sentenced to 90 days in Jail and
fined $200 In the municipal court A
half dozen witnesses testified that co
caine was sold over Miller's counter
like "bars of soap" to small boys.
Iowa Has "Commerce CouseP
Des Moines, Iowa, July 1. Iowas
first "commerce counsel" entered up
on the duties of his newly created of
flee today, marking the most advanced
step that probably has been taken any
where In this country toward securing
state control of public utilities.
The new official is Judge J. H. Hen
derson of Indianola. He will have as
his special duties the defending of the
people's rights, and under the new
law he may Institute prosecution
against any public utility corporation
to compel that corporation to furnish
the commodity which it dispenses at a
Virile Epidemic Located
Auburn, N. Y., July 1. Asiatic chol
era has appeared here. Thomas W,
!Hra:l!, ?.n It"""" immigrant, who
arrived here three weeks ago, died
today at a lodging house, of a few
days' Illness. The police Immediately
surrounded the house, and the dead
man's effects were burned. The state
board of health was notified and those
exposed were strictly quarantined.
Dll'QRGE ASKED HOBS LEAVE
BY IS. SHOUTS CRI1S0II TRAIL
SECRECY VEILS CAUSE
PROCEEDINGS STARTED AD.
JOTS II EB ATTORNEY
BULLETS SING WHILE
CONDUCTOR FIRES At
BANDITS AND IS FELLED
Feather Law Effective
New York, July LTbat 15,-000
girls will be thrown out of em
ployment and a $10,000,000 Indue-
fc try destroyed by the Shea bill for
bird protection which goes Into
effect today, is the declaration of $
business men. Under the act on-
& ly the plumage of ostrlchs and &
S chickens can be used in the feath- $
One May Die and Others Seriously
Hurt In Battle With Posse Robbing
Pennsylvania and Erie Express
Not Stolen Posses In Hot Pursuit
and Battle Expected Hourly.
NEW RECORDS ESTABLISHED BY
Sky Scraper of New York, Beneath
Fling .Machine for Hours.
New York, July 1. Aviator Harry
Atwood who yesterday broke all Am
erican records for passenger-carrying
cross-country flight, left New London
this morning at 7:30 with Edward
Fleet as his meehlnican. He arrived
at 116th street New York at 9:30,
Lower Manhattan at 10:15; skimmed
over the roofs of the skyscrapers and
circled the Singer tower; crossed Long
Island Sound, and landed safely on
Governor's Island at 10:25.
Atwoods is the first man who ever
flew over Broadway. He cooly man
euvered above the sky scrapers for
the crowds below. He was In the air
two hours and 55 minutes. It is est!
mated he flew 135 miles.
New Naval Station Dedicated.
Chicago, 111., July 1. America'?
newest and greatest naval training
station, located on Lake Michigan,
30 miles north of Chicago, was form
ally opened today. The station was
built by the navy department in the
belief that the great lakes district can
furnish a large number of desirable
seamen for the rapidly growing navy
and that when It gets under way It
will assist in a large measure In the
solution of the problem of how to se
cure enough recruits to man the new
battleships and other vessels of the
The plant covers 182 acres of ground
and Includes 39 buildings. Its total
cost was $3,500,000. The staff will in
elude 15 officers, from the rank of rear
admiral down, and, all told, 100 In
Btructors and officers will be employed
to direct the training of the 1,600 to
2,000 men who will be comprised In
each six months' quota.
Devils Lake Chautauqua.
Devils Lake, N. D., July 1. The an
nual summer assembly of the North
Dakota Chautauqua association opened
here today, to continue for two week?.
Prominent educators and divines from
several states are on the program for
"CHRISTIAN CANDIDATE OUT.
Turner Again Chosen to nead That
Ticket for the Presidency.
Decatur. 111., July l.-The candidacy
of Daniel Turner fot president of the
United States on the United Christian
ticket was formally launched today..
This is the third time he has been
chosen as the standard bearer of his
SEE TRIAL EXCITED.
Engineer Who Started Panama Canal
and Now President of Interborough
Railway Is to Be Sued for divorce
by His Wife Who Seeks Only Sepa
ration and Not Absolute Divorce, .
Paris, July 1. Theodore Shonts, the
erstwhile engineer, of New York, a
close friend of J. P. Morgan, and for
merly chief engineer of the Panama
canal, and now president of the Inter
borough Metropolitan street Kali
company, of New York, will be sued
Mrs. Shont's attorney S. G. Archi
bald, admitted today she had Institut
ed proceedings under the New York
law. He said she would not seek ab
solute divorce but at present only a le
gal separation permissible In , New
York. He refused to reveal the na
ture of the suit or the grounds. Mrs.
Shonts is at present staying with her
daughter, Duchess de Chaulness, now
The secrecy veiling the initial pro
ceeding Indicates the whole trial will
progress behind closed doors. Mr.
and Mrs. Shonts are both high In so
ciety and the "400" crowd is agog to sengers, but got nothing from the ex
khow the purpose or cause behind the press car. ' .' -."'
proceedings. , ' Much loot was secured, it is believed
Prosecutor Receives Notice of At temp
to Assassinate Htm. t
Chicago, Ji'. distant States
Attorney Buf "ting thj
See case, today .
letter informing him u .ft;
ed by a bomb la the coun..
police were notified and specu. CV
tectives are protecting him.
Erie, Pa., July 1. Following tip
trail of blood leading in the forest five
miks from here where 12 masked ban
dlts boldly held up' the fast mall of the
Pphlladelphla Erie last night, the pos
ses are today huuy put.ulut uu :
battle, is hourly expected. The red
trail is believed due to a bullet fired
by . Conductor Roomy, who shortly
before he was felled by a rock hurled
by a bandit, shot into the band. , . .
Other victims were Carl Anderson,
a salesman who was hurled down the;
embankment, and who- will probably
die; William Hart, an express messen
ger, shot In the leg; C. Bleck, a mall
clerk, shot In the arm; Abe Carey, the
engineer, back Injured.
While shooting steadily the robber
rifled the mail car and robbed the pas-
Yessels Must Have Wireless.
Washington, July 1. Under new
regulations of the government which
became effective today all oceango
ing vessels carrying more than 50
passengers will be liable to a fine of
$500 unless they are equipped with a
wireless apparatus capable ot uaim
mlttlng messages to a distance of not
less, than 100 miles and manned by
an operator carrying a certificate Is
sued by the United States or a foreign
ALLEGED CATTLE RUSTLERS ARE
NABBED NEAR LA GRANDE;
SUSPICION IS STRONG
Will Hunter, Jr., now of Union and
formerly located at Summervllle where
his aged mother, Mrs. William Hunter
still resides, and where other relatives
live, and another young man thought
to be named Lund, are in the hands cf
Sheriff Childers at Union this after
noon on the charge of cattle rustling.
They were arrested on the foothill
road near the McCall ranch this noon,
following discovery of a story that
the two men got away with nine cat
tle from the Ed Miller ranch at Union
and sold them this morning to the La
Grande Meat company of this city.
Paul Rhor of the meat company paid
the two young men In a check this
morning for nine beeves and soon af
terwards the authorities were apprised
of cattle rustling alleged to have tak
n place at Union. Within an hour It
became definitely known that the Mil
ler herd had been robbed of nine head
of cattle and suspicion fell on Hunter
and Lund. Their arrest followed and
though no word has been received
from here this afternoon from the
sheriff who is at Union, presumably
running down any story that Hunter
may have told him, It Is firmly believed
here that the cattle stolen at Union
of the Russel Meat market prevented
stolen cattle beiug sold last Sunday.
Mr. Russel was informed by Hunter
that the latter had seven head of cat
tle to sell, and Mr. Russell told him to
bring them in, but suspicious of where
Hunter would secure mem prompted a
question: "Where are you going to get
"A fellow owes me and I will take
out the amount In cattle," replied
However, the cattle never reached
Mr. Russell, and It Is believed that the
question changed Hunter's mind.
Local police scout the Idea that
Hunter stole the cattle and deliberate
ly brought them to La Grande forth
To Tour the United Kingdom.
London, July 1. The parliamentary
visitors to the coronation, .represent
ing Canada, Australia and other self
governing' dominions of the empire,
will leave London tomorrow night to
begin their tour of the United Kingdom
aa guests of the Lords and Commons
committee. Monday and Tuesday will
be spent In Dublin and Belfast as the
SECRET DIRECTION TAKEN BY
GLENDALE POSSE TODAY.
Believed One Gang Commuted Both of
o Recent Robberies.
Glendale, Ore., , July 1. a posse
headed .by Sheriff Quite is heading
west today in the mountains for the
express robbers. They left last night.
Qulne who has just returned from
hunting the Shasta robbers said ho be
lieved the robbers were the same as
those wno robbed the Shasta limited
June 16. He would not give out where
the posse was bound but intimated he
guests of Lord Aberdeen. 8cotland
were sold here today by Hunter and will next be visited, the Itinerary In
his partner. There is nothing specific eluding Edinburgh and the Glasew
against them as yet, at leaBt nothing ' exhibition. The party will . Journey
has been made public here this after-, "outh and reach Carnarvon In time to
Hunter has been accused of similar
acts before. He was freed by a circuit
court Jury about live years ago on a
charge of horse stealing when C. R.
Hlbberd was a complaining witness.
Local police have had frequent occa
sions to Investigate his actions.
Of late years he has been living at
Union. H Is about 25 years of age.
It Is believed that a question put to
I Hunter last Saturday by J. H. Russel
witness the Investiture of the Prince of
Harder to Get Married.
Columbia, S. C, July 1. -A marriage
law restricting, the performance of the,
marriage ceremony to ministers of the
gospel or authorized officials and
charging a license fee of one dollar
went Into effect In South Carolina to
day. Heretofore It has been lajvful
Sir Charles Topper 90 Years Old.
Ottawa, Ont, July 1. According to
the cable dispatches of the past few
weeks one of the most honored visitors
to the coronation in London has been
Sir Charles Tupper, the . Canadian
statesman, who will tomorrow cele
brate the 90th anniversary of his birth.
The honors heaped , upon the distin
guished nonagenarian have been pleas
ing to all Canadians, whatever their
political creed. Sir Charles as the
gerat leader of the confederation move
ment in the Maritime provinces did
much to make the Canada of totay
possible. In the course of his long
public career he held most of the port
folios In the federal ministry, as well
as the premiership of Nova Scotia
and the office of high commissioner of
Canada In London. . .
OPEN COLUMBIA IS AIM.
SPOKANE PLANT IS TO
EXERT ENERGIES TO
FILL BIG ORDER.
CONTRACTOR FINDS TIPE
PLANT CAN FILL ORDER
Highest GrL of Pipe la SufiHclent
Quantities Found at Spokane Pric
Advance but Contractor Pays Dif.
f erence Willingly Deems Himself
Fortunate CRy Lucky to Close Deal
V m - -
Thirty-Inch vitrified sewer pipe la
sufficient quantities to insure consist
ent progress of the La Grande $41,000
sewer project and of such grade as to
insure the city's minute inspection,
has been promised Contractor George
H Sutherland by ,. the Washington
Brick', Lime and Sewer Pipe company
of Spokane, following a conference be .
tween the contractor and the officials
of the company at Spokane. Mr. Suth
erland returned this morning and as
serts that as a result ot his visit ha
was able to bring the company Into an .
agreement whereby they were to lay
special stress on the order for La
Grande, giving the very best posslbla
pipe and in such quantities as will be
needed. Three carloads a week is tho
contract amount to be shipped here.
Mr. Sutherland states that though the
price has advanced he is paying it wll- e
lingly io get the best the company can
produce au.d at once, too.
"1 went through the company's plant
and found that the factory run ot
regular sewer pipe was better by far
than the samples sent to La Grande
which are merely plumbers' grade," N
affirmed" Mr. Sutherland.? ' do not
feel that the company took undue ad
vantage of me In raising the price for
I understand that sewer pipe has ad
vanced generally since I presented my
bid. But that la not a question at la
sue now but the sole topic with whlcb
La Grande Is concerned is the nature
of pipe and the quantities that are
available from these non-standard sew.
r pipe manufacturers non standard
in length, of course, but not in qual
ity. I find, fortunately, that the com
pany Is not rushed with work and cau
turn out my order in well baked, well -glazed
and first class pipe." ' .
The contract reads that the pipe will
be here by1 the time th first load Is
needed. The trench excavator Is so
largo that it has to be dismantled be
fore it will pass through the tunnela
of the railroads and therefore Mr.
Sutherland will proceed at once to do
what hand dug trench sections thera
may be found and await the arrival ot
the big machine next week which will
be the aignal for the, sewer construc
tion in dead earnest,
" am highly elated over the auccesa
of my trip," he said today, "and the
city of La Grande will get first class
pipe. I cannot afford to contract for
anything else but good pipe and the
makers are responsible to the city
not I.M .
La deify Heads Resolution Asking for
Estimates by Department.
Washington, July Ij Congressman
Lafferty today Introduced a resolution
asking the war department to furnish
an estimate of the cost of opening
the Columbia river frooin'the Canad
ian line to the sea. The resolution al
so asks $100,000 to complete the sur
veys of public lands in Oregon. It Is
understood Canada Is willing to open
up the river In "their territory provid
ing that the United States does Its
ScbuTftni Centennial Celebration.
Pottsvllle, Pa., July 1.. The elab
orate preparation for Schuylkill coun
ty's centennial celebration were com
pleted today. The celebration will be-
for anyone to perform the ceremony gin with religious exercises tomorrow
without charge. and continue through the week.
Compulsory Sick Insurance
Christlania, July 1, Norway todar
put Into operation Its new compulsory
sick Insurance law, which , entitles
workers to free medical attendance,
medicine and surgical appliances for
themselves and families, also a njouey,.
allowance when totally Incapacitated
for work. All workers of. 13 years of
age receiving pay amounting to less
than $33$ a year In the country nnd
$390 In a town are entitled to the
benefits. The expense is borne pro- .
portionaltely by the workT, the em
ployers, the local authorities and the
Southern Textile Meeting,
Greenville. S. C, July 1. Sen-rat
hundred mill superintendents and ov
erseers attended the annual meeting
of the Southern Textile association,
here today. k