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LA GRANDE EVENING OBSERVER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,. lpll.
Society and Clubs IVICOiVlAS GIVEN
More afternooQ and evening social
organizations have come out of the
, shuck .this month and within a wek
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season of usual activity. The Bllli
.t kens, active in many social events a
year ago, were re-organized on Thurs
day when- Mrs. Bay, one of the
jnembers, entertained the club. Sew
In and refreshments were th-3 order
or the afternoon. '. The La Jaunesse
comes to life next week, and it, too,
'will resume its twice-a-montb.. meet
Thta enrlal ftpannn hi Ia Krunda wm
given added Impetus yesterday after
noon when the most formal and elab
. orate card party of the year was ar
ranged by Mrs. Frans Wilhelm and
-Mrs. H. C. Grady at the home of the
- former. In number of guests present,
formality and nicety the function
stands out as the most important of
the year, and opens what is generally
believed to be a busy season for socie
ty folk. . The decorations, the gowns
and refreshments were in keeping
with the .general tone of ths function.
Mrs. Christine Murphy won first hon
ors at Five Hundred, and Mrs. George
T. Cochran was second. The list of
Invited guests Is:
Mrs. James Slater Mrs. A. B. Cher-
" ry, Miss 0. Slater. Mrs.; O. B. Silver
thorn, Mrs. D. Aikine, Mrs. Win. AI-
' llnson, Mrs. Fred Kiddle, Miss Ivy
" Head, Mrs. G. Swaney, Mrs. J, C. Gull
ing, Mrs. Maloney. Mrs. J. Corbett,
Mr A S. n(M Mr .T. Oliver.' Mrs. i
' Turner Oliver Alius At. Anson. Mrs.
".. N. MoIItor. Mrs. C. lUConkey, Mrs. V.
Palmer, Mrs. G. Palmer, Mrs. Guy-
' Byrkit, Mrs. M. K. Hall. Mrs. E. E.
' Bragg. Mrs. C. Murphy. Mrs. J. J. Carr,
Mrs. Jay .Van Buren, Mrs. M. B. Dono-
' hura, Mrs. W. H. Bohnenkamp, Mrs. C.
Newlln, Mrs. W. R. Jones, Mrs. E. Po
lack, Bess Bohnenkamp, Mrs. A. T.
. Hill. Mrs, A. L. iRlchardson, Miss M.
"Newlln, Mrs. A. Newlln, Mrs. R. New
lln, Mrs. Geo. Cochran, Mrs. Charles
: Cochran, Mrs. E. W. Bartlett. Mrs. J.
E. Foley, Mrs. J. Roesch, Mrs. Sle
grist. Mrs. 0. Jackson. Mrs. Will Stod
dard, Mrs. Al Andrews. Mrs. W. W.
Berry, Mrs. J. T. Richardson, Mrs.
Bullard, Mrs. Upton,, MrB. C. T, Bacon.
Mrs. A. W. Nelson. Mrs. W. H. Casey,
"Mrs., F. R. Bridges, Mrs.,Nlbley, Mrs.
L. Dunn, Mrs. C. Dunn. Mrs. B. Paul
son. Mrs. L. Scrlber, Mrs. H. M. Bay,
Mrs. R. W. Logan. Mrs. J. Rusk,
Mrs. W. French. Mrs. Dellle Green,
Mrs. Wm. Ash, Mrs. Wm. Sargent,
" Mrs. F. Holmes. Mrs. Ellis' Klrtley,
: Mrs. C. H, Finn, Mrs. F. Jackson, Mrs,
J. Gardner. Mrs. F. S. Ivanhoe, Mrs.
" F. Bach. Mrs. J. D. Stuot, Mrs. Fred
! P"rk, Mrs. F. Lilly. Mrs.'W. D. Mc-
Mlllan. Mrs. T. J. Scrogglns, Mrs. H.
MrCall, Mrs. Robinson. Mrs. Davis,
Mrs. J. Shea. Mrs. P. Thelaen, Mrs. L.
Snodgrasa, Mrs. F. Dittebrandt, Mrs.
B. Dennis,' Mrs. C. Scranton, Mrs. F.
' Toney, Mrs. J. Snodrass. Mrs. Tom
Ormond, Mrs. P. McDonald, Mrs. A.
Buckley. Mrs. E. D. Selder, Mrs. L.
" Given. Mrs. W. R. Klvette, Mrs. F.
; fichllfce. Mrs. J. Clark, Mrs. J. E. Rey
nolds. Mrs. E. Wrleht. Mrs. J. W.
Lotighlin, MrB. D. Clark. Mrs. Remll
larrt, Mrs. R. Louglilln, Mrs. L. H. Fus-
- sell. .-
A home wedding of wide Interest
took place at the home of Mrs. Moses
Miller, near Albany, at 10 o'clock to
day, attended by the Immediate rela
tives of the bride. Mr. Union R. Wll
' son and Miss Minnie Maud Miller were
united In marriage by Rev, F. H. Ges-
After the ceremony a wedding din
ner replete with good things from a
Linn county farm was served. '
The groom was born in southern
"Wisconsin, but has lived in Eastern
Oregon and Washington since 1884,
mcst of the time In Wallowa, where
he is now manager of the electric light
plant. The bride Is a graduate of
Albany college, well known as a tnera
" her of a pioneer family In Linn conn-
tr. She took up the profession of
teaching and taught In Linn and Mar
' Ion counties, then in the svhools of
Wallowa. She is a very estimable
young woman. They will make their
' home In Wallowa. whre a horn com
Dletely furnished awaits them, and the
': latch string will always hang out for
- their many friends, and may the bles
sing of Him who maketh the rich and
addeth no sorrow be theirs. Albaaiy
Uetuocrat, Wednesday, Aug. 80.
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A business-social meeting of the
" local branch of the W. C. T. U.. was
" held yesterday afternoon at the borne
of Mrs. F. H. Green on Pennsylvania
iYnue. Aside from the regular bus
laess coming before the meeting the
annual election of officers came up for
dispensation. Those elected are:
"President. Mrs. C. H. Gore: vice
resident. Mrs. J. W. McAllister;
-treasurer. Mrs. Para Thornton; re-
-cording and corresponding secretay
"Mr. R. M. Stevenson. Along tts so
lal lines the organization has plan
ned for an ice cream social at the
Christian church on September It and
at that time Mrs. Sllbaugh, a national
' organizer of Seattle will be In the cltr
a guest of the union here. Arter spona
the evening at the social, Mrs. 811
baugh will go to Wallowa county. I
Miss Christine Fraser entertained a
few of her friends at hr borne on
Fourth street this week in honor of
Miss Beatrice Patty, who leaves soon
; tor Portland to attend school. The
evening was spent playing indoor
games. A dainty luncheon was pre
sided over by Mis Mabel Fraaer and
Miss Naomi Klrtlcy. After luncheon
was served they attended the last per
formance at the Isis theatre. Miss
Fraser's guests were. The Misses
Bessie Allison, Vlj Crawford, Muriel
Shaw, Gladys Bramwell, Ruth and
Madeline Jones, Winn If red Jones,
Winnie Kenneda, Dora Van Fleet.
A sewing club made up of young
ladles, and still without a name has
had one or two deilghtful meetings
even this early. Miss Mary Pening-
. n,..l . V . 1- V. 1
ton entertained them this week at the
Penington home with light refpssh
nients. The young seamsrrrsses pres
ent -were Misses Maud Leadsworth,
Hilda Anthony, Ethel AVrUht. Mae
Neill, Runa Bacon, Hazel Theisen and
At the annual meeting of the Meth
odist Women's Foreign Missionary
society, held at the home of Mrs. C. A.
Robson, the . following officials were
chosen for the coming year: Presi
dent, Mrs. Davis; vice president, Mrs.
Bolton; treasurer, Mrs. Leigh ton, cor
responding secretary, Mrs. Thornton;
recording secretary, Mrs.FrlttsniUe
box, Mrs. McShaln. . . ' ' "
Mrs. M. B. Donohue was hostess to
the regular Five Hundred club on
Thursday with a pleasant afternoon's
card playing. Mrs. W. II. Bohnen-
a"P won nnors.
SUGAR GOES STILL HIGHER
TWESTY CET fTIMIi MADE THIS
Sugar Xew Sdllng at $75 Per Sack,
tusn uasisj i njireceaentid. .
SUGAR GOIXG HIGHER.
New York. Sept. 9. Sugar took S
another Jump today and both the
sugar trust and the Arbuckks. $
wholesalers, are anticipating an- S
other Jump. The trust s advance
was a cliear ten nolnts. maklnar
quotation of JG.75 ner hundred S
pounds. The Arbuckles makes
theirs $7 straight. Retailers will
raise the price next week
reports of short crona In Rnrnn. fc
and other places is responsible, it '
2-. M ..II .
4 tS $44.a4
Sugar took still anothes iumD this
morning going 20 cents higher this
time. The sweetening goods is now
up to $7.85, an unprecedented nrice
and there Is likelihood of it going still
mgnor. ine jumps have been rapid
and material each time,, during the
past few weeks and the one this morn
ing was expected. ,
Shortage of crop In Germany is elv-
en as the chlsf reason for the unusual
climb in prices.
MISS DELVEXTHAL LEAVES.
Off for Vacation and Trap Drums Arc
Left ehlnd Her.
The Isis theatre will lose one of its
main attractions tonight . whan Miss
Mamie Delventhal, the popular and
Indefatigable trap drummer, leaves on
No. 5 for a well earned vacation. Miss
Delventhal has ber chief of staff
at the Isis theatre since July last
year and her friends (they are many)
all Join in wishing her a pleasant out
ing. Those who have, buen fortunate
enough to meet Miss Delventhal, either
professionally or socially, have noth
ing but high praise for her both as a
musician of front rank and a charm
ing entertainer. The lata staff will be
without her valued services for two
weeks and will eagerly look for her
return to La Grande.
TiJcIioiih to lecture.
"Is Fut!3 Sufficient"? will be the
theme of a frea lecture tomorrow eve
ning at the L. D. S. tabernacle when
OBbourn Rlchens of Union will deliv
er an interesting lecture here. The
public Is Invited to hear him.
XEW SHOW TOMGHT.
Lowe Stock Company Will Present a
Splendid nay at Steward.
"What a Woman Will Do" Is the
title of the piece th Lowe Stock com
pany will offer tonight at the Steward
at its popular prices.
It has lots of excellent comedy and
the admirers tf Miss Annie Gtrard
will be pleased to hear that this clev
er lady will be back In the cast In the
convedy . part as a London lodging
house keeper with a stage . struck
As this is Saturday Manager Lowe
wishes us to announce that the cur
tain will not rise till 9 o'clock.
Ivanhoe Likes the South.
District Attorney Ivanhoe has re
ceived a letter from his son Lynton
who is station at Gorgona. In the ca
nal tone. He says he like the southern
climes very much and has not been
sick da; since he got there. IDe Is
well launched in his workand has no
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RECORD FUXERAL ATTENDS LAST
Old Pioneer Laid to Ret With Fitting
Tributes to His Memory .
One of the largest funerals in the
history of Union and incidentally a
larg'3 gathering of pioneers was oc
casioned by the funeral services of
the late K. S. McComas at Union, ac-
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cording to local people who attended
them. The high esteem In which h'3
was held was properly reflected in the
last tributes paid the pioneer.
The Union Scout relates the follow
ing relative to the funeral:
E. S. McComas was born in Adams
county, Ohio, Januayr 23, 1839. .In
1862 he crossed the plains with an ox
team and Joined the van .guard of pio
neers to the Grande Ronde vall'jy. The
trip was slow, tedious and beset by
many of the perils that fell to the lot
of the earliest pione?rs. The company
with which Mr. McComas traveled had
many skirmishes with th3 Indians and
the deceased tarried to his grave the
along the way. The deceased was a
central figure of 'Eastern Oregon for
many years and engaged in business
along many lines. The lure of the
mines held him In Its tolls until old
age and feeble health rendered him in
capable for those arduous pursuits.
When the deceased reached the
Grande Ronde, the country was un
claimed. None but a few scattering
settlers and the voyageurs had preced
ed him. Hostile, Indians and an un
broken wilderness- were to be sub
dued. Having acquired a euperlor
education for the times which he had
lived, and being a young man of bril
liant mind he soon was recognized the
leader among the pioneer settlers and
by, adroit management was of mater-
jjial benefit in preventing Indian out!
bmaks. Mr. McComas was familiar
with the language and the customs of
the Indians and for many years his
word with them was as an unwritten
law. . .' '
The deceased had been much In pub
lic life. He established the first ho
tel at Old La Grande, known as 'Our
House." In' 1866 he was elected coun
ty clerk, serving four years. During
that time he was also engaged in the
livery business with his brother. J. T
McComas. ; At one time Mr. McComas
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ofllce at La Grande. Under his abla
management the first newspaper was
published In Union county. The first
paper was published in- 1868 and was
known as the Mountain Sentinel. In
company with his partner, Jap Stev
ens of La La Grande, he moved the pa
per to Union in 1876 and In connection
therewith conducted the first real es
tafe office of thq county. Probably no
maij In the. state was better known
than Mr. McComas in the early days.
Every mining camp in Oregon knew
his presence and each prospector's
cabin his shadow. As a writer he was
one of th-3 most brilliant of the west.
A widow, one daughter and threa sis
ters mourn his death.
The deceased was married In 1867
to Harriett M. Welsh, of Lone Tree,
Iowa. ' Three children were born to
them, and a daughter, Mrs. Moran,
survives. The wife and daughter were
with him to the end. Hon. Dunham
Wright delivered the oration and the
song service at the grave was furnish
ed by J. G. Stevens and wife, a fitting
tribute to a pioneer.
List of letters remaining uncalled
for In this office for the week ending
Sept. 8, 1911. , '
Crouch, Mr. Creed.
Edwards, Mr. Roy.
Hanson. Mr. Todd.
Miles, Mr. Robt.
Nelson, Mr. John. -
Presgrove, E. F.
Revnolds, Mr. J. H.
S-ulllvan, Mr. C. W.
Watts, S. E.
Woodworth. E. H.
Wlttman, Mr. Frank W.
Rates, Miss Ehtel.
Fish, Irene (3).
Polleth, Mrs. Geo.
Sheets. Mis Fay. .
O. M. RICHEY, P. M.
These letters will be sent to the
dead letter office, Sept. 22nd. 1911, it
not delivered before. In calling for
the above, please say "advertised,"
giving date of list.
STODDARD RESIDEXCE SOLD.
Building Occupied by Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Ash Changes Ownership
The George Stoddard residence on
. Penn. avenue occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. William Ash was sold today
through the Black & Pratt agency.
The buyer Is Contractor P. Y. Rush
who is now building the school house
at Union. Mr. Ash ts to occupy his
new retidence on Fifth street at once
E take pleasure in announcing our complete read
iness for fall business. We welcome you to see
our unusual display of new fall styles
And to, share in the distribulhnr ou quality merchandise
We Sell the Best of Everything for Men
; In qualities that give satisfaction and styles that represent at all times the '
ery newest and most fashionable things to be had. You will find trading
' here to be pleasing and satisfactory In every way. Come and get acquainted
' with our excellent values. v
THE STORE THAT
MRS. W. G. ; ROBINSON.
New York Woman Who Is Pres
ident of the Colonial Oamat.
fhoto by Amarioaa Preaa AnoclathMi
Clerk Is Betalned Again.
Manager F. L. Jones of the Western
Union here has been ordered to retain
a desk clerk hereafter, as was in
vogue some time ago but dropped for
a time, wun use desk .clerk to wait
on customers and answer telephones
commercial and press business .can
be handled with more dlsnatch and
Manager Jones assures the public that
toe Dusiness coming to the office will
te handled with speed and accuracy.
A permanent clerk has not been se
' Come and see them now while the new
styles ant patterns are here In great j
abundance. . Men Mho recognize . the .
advantages of an early choice are sure ,
'to be impressed with our excellent '
showing: of Fall styles. ,' . ; ;
FALLS VEWkT THWGS
in HA TS and FURNISHINGS
Await your inspection here. Tho
' qualities are the best and they are
V ." PRICED TO SAVE YOU 3I0XEY. ' j
X0T1CE OF STREET IMPBOVEMEXT
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: No
tice Is hereby given that in pursuance
of a resolution adopted by the com
mon council of the city of La Grande,
Oregon on the 5th day of August. 1909,
creating improvemeat district No. 1,
and designating Adams avenue as sucn
district, and in pursuance of a resolu
tion adopted by said common council
on the 6th day of September, 1911,
whereby said council determined and
declared its intention to improve all
that portion of Adams avenue, In sail
improvement district as hereinafter
described, by laying thereon cement
sidewalks and macadamizing, tho
council will, ten days after the service
of this notice upon the owners of the
property affected and benefited by
Buch Improvement, order that said
above described improvement be made,
that the boundaries of said district to
be so improved are as follows:
All that portion of Adams avenue on
north side from the west line of Alder
street, to a point 200 feet west of Al
(A) And the property affected or
benefited by said improvement is as
The property owned by the Grande
Ronde hospitat, described as follows:
Commencing at a point 60 feet west
of the southwest corner of block' 14,
of Grandy'a second addition to the
city of La Grande, Oregon, running
thenoe west 380 feet to the west line
of the southeast quarter of Section 6,
Twp. 3, S R 38, E W M. thence north
212 feet, thence east 380 feet, thence
south 212H feet to the place of begin
ning. Notice Is hereby further given that
the council will levy a special assess
ment on all the property affected and
benefited by such improvement for the
purpose of paying for such improve
ment. That the estimated cost of such
improvement is the sum of $651.90.
That the council will, on the 20th day '
of September. 1911. meet at the coun- '
.... . . .
for men. :
at moderate prices.
p. m.. to consider said estimated cost,
and the levy of said assessment, when
a hearing will be granted to any per
son feeling aggrieved by auch assessment.-
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La Grande, Oregon, September 6th,
CITY COUNCIL OF LA GRANDE,
OREGON. ; .
By C. M. HUMPHREYS,
Recorder of the city of La Grande,
Oregon .. ' '
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