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LA GRANDE EVENING OBSERVER,
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1911.
HO DEL , KESTAOUNT HELD UP
; LAST ETEMXG.
Machinist Walks Into Eating Hon
' and Demands (Jod Supper.
Staggering; boldly Into the Model
-rtstaurant late last night In an intox-
ficated ' condition, Walter Hopper, a
snathinlst employed In the local shops
Tecently, flashed a revolver and with
'It aimed point blank at J. A. Arbuckle,
'." the proprietor, ordered an elaborate
meal and created considerable of a
furore by the flippant manner of
wielding his weapon. He was arrtst
d shortly afterwards whlla calmly
devouring' the meal ordered over the
. sights of a big-callbered shooting Iron.
Mr. Arbuckle was not alone In the
fining room at the time. . Conductor
iinrptiy ana another - patron or - the
plaoe were lunching when Hopper
came In demanding a free meal with
the gun as a hurry-up adjunct. With
ome stellar thinking Mr. Arbuckle
calmly invited him to come to the
kitchen and he' would supply him with
something to eat the unsteady hand
on the trigger told conclusively that
It would be foolhardyto refuse. Once
ta the kitchen, Hopper commenced e
tirade on the cook but ceased that
phase of it when told by Mr. Arbuckle
to direct his remarks to the proprietor
please. But In the meantime the dual
-scheme thought out simultaneously
fcy the proprietor and Mr. Murphy was
taking effect for while Hopper and
the proprietor were In the kitchen the
conductor bad slipped awayand call
ed the police. Officer Brady and Sher
iff Chllders were rounaed up and when
Hopper got under way in'good shape
with his meal, walked in and arrested
"him without trouble. Hopper is in
' the city "jail today awaiting formal
ehargeB by the officials. x
TOll SALE Corrugated Iron building,
suitable for garage. Size, . 20x20.
Must be sold at once to make room
for brick building. Talk fast as
; time is money. See John L. Mars.
FOR RENT Two furnished rooms for
light housekeeping. 1808 Third st
Phone Main 76. 9-23-tf
IFOR .RiENT Furnished sleeping roms.
Also flne housekeeping suites, strict
ly modern, inquire 905 Spring street
Thone Black 3881. .. .. ..9-20-12t
WANTED A modern unfurnished
housa at once. Inquire Dave Clark
court house. 9-12-tf '
LOST Black auto cushion between
' La Grande and Hawes bridge up the
river. Reward. Leave at Observer
; office. ' -'.).' ) ' 8-31-f
"FOR SALE Dry chain wood in any
quantity. $1.50 per cord at the Per-
ry yards. Grande Ronde ' Lumber
company Pe.rry, Ore. 6-15-tf
' WANTED School , girl to work for
room and -board. Mrs. C. Ralston,
1409 Wash. . : 9-19-tt
FOR SALE A good mlloh cow. In-
quire J. D. Kerr, 701 Adams and
. FJrsst 9-16-7t
LOST Baby pin, Roman gold, letter
ed "Lola." Lost between Observer
.'. office and postofflce. Leave at Ob
WANTED Room and board In pri
vate family. 'Address j n., care of
WANTED A boy to deliver papers In
mornings. 'Call at Silverthorn drug
'.store tomorrow evening at 6.30.
. , 9-25-3t
"FOR SALE Jersey cow, soon to be
.come. fresh, one horse wagon and
single harness. Inquire Mrs. Mll
' ler, 1206 B avnue, 9-26-tf
"WANTED A home la La Grande
Have $600.00 cash to pay down..2nd
door east of postofflce; The Slough
Investment Co., La Grande, Oregon.
LOTBBFuJACK KXOWJf AS KELLY
Throws Last Dime Over Fence anu'
Hitches Himself to Ha) rock
(Pendltton Live Wire.)
Tossing his last dime over a fence
a La Grande lumberjack known only
as "Kelly," hanged himself with a
rop to the rear of a hayrack on th
ranch of Polydore Mones, about four
miles south of the city. There the
body of the suicide, who is supposed
to have been crazed by drink, wa3
found this morning by a farm hand
employed on the Mones ranch.
Released from the city Jail Sunday
after he had been arrested here be
cause of his insane actions, Kelly is
supposed to have headed for Wild
Horse canyon wlth'the intention of
walking to Walla Walla. :i -
At o.au Aionuay mornmg ,nm . uooy,
utterly barren of any marks of iden
tification, was found. There was noth
ing of value on his person, but two
p-cent pieces were found near ,the
scene of the suicide, where it is sur
mised they were thrown by Kelly be-
fore he swung himself to his death.
Taken In charge by Coroner Ralph
Folsom, the body indicates that a se
vere struggle followed the lumber
Jack's lonely leap to death. His cloth
ing is spattered with blood and the
left hand showed burns caused appar
ently by the fatal line It Is presum
ed that Kelly had 'been dead for sev
eral hours when found.
A prisoner in the city jail declares
that he and the dead man were to
gether Saturday night, but knows
nothing about the man except that his
name is supposed to be Kelly and that
lw came from La Grande.
The dead man Js about 5 feet, eight
inches in height, about 56 years of age
and haa a Roman nose, gray mustache
and bald head. He wore corduroy
trousers and a navy' blue serge coat.
WILSON DEFENDS OFFICE.
Says He Could Profit by Data Securtd
by Brewers' Association.
Lincoln, Neb , .Sept. 26. Replying
to criticism for his acceptance of the
vice presidency of the National Brew
ers' association, Secretary Wilson of
the agricultural department stated to
day that he accepted the office, be
cause the convention discussed, the
growing of hops and barley and there
fore was valuable to his position.
I'ehhla Goes Home Again.
Seattle, Sept. 26. Viscount Uchlda,
ambnssador to the United States from
Japan, sailed for Toklo today to take
the new post of, minister of foreign
affairs. At a banquet last night Uchlda
said he was leaving the United States
feeling that all differences were set
tled and that he would work hard to
make the .relations between the two
countries even more friendly.
P. E. O. )hihg In St Louis.
St. Louts. .Mo., Sept. 26. St, Louis is
entertaining this week a distinguished
gathering of women visitors from all
over the country,-who have come to
attend the national convention of the
P. E. O. clubs. The organization, first
formed In 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan un
iversity, is the largest woman's se
cret society in the world. No one ex
cept members know what, the letters
P. E. O. mean. The initial assslon of
the convention this afternoon was de
voted to the exchange or greetings and
the work of organization. Mrs. Wi
nona E. Reeves of Keokuk, Iowa, the
national prtsldont, occupied the chair.
, Minnesota Club Women.
Sauk Center, Minn., Sept. 26. Sauk
Center today is teeming with women
from all over the state, who have
come here to participate In the 17th
annual Convention of the Minnesota
Federation 1 of Women's Clubs. The
proceedings began this morning with
meetings of the executive board and
council, following in the afternoon by
the formal opening of the gathering
in tlw Congregational church. The
program extends over three days and
is one of the moat attractive ever pre
pared for a mooting of the federation.
The election of officers will take place
PESENT CHIEF TO BO AT THE
At Conclusion of Chief of Police Term
, Will Commence His Campaign
Though yet several months, a way,
things political are shaping them
selves for the primary struggle in this
county next April, P.rliaps the fli'st
announced candidate for any office in
the county is present Chief of Police
John Walden, whose term as chief ex
pires in January and who will then
devote hlmsilf to the sheriff campaign.
He "announced this morning that he
would enter the race for sheriff al
though he will not enter an active
campaign for the primaries until Jan
uary. The sheriff's office is not ;en
tirely new to him as he officiated ,as
deputy four years under Deerlng when
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the court house was located at Union.
City Politics Shaped Up Too. .
The candidacy for sheriff leaves the
chief of police post open after the
first of the year and it is probable that
there will be a lively scrimmage for
that position. Present Night Chief
J. H. McLaughlin Is believed to be
considering the race, though he has
not said so. . i
TrI-SUte Fair In Memphis. .
Memphis, Tenn, Sept. 26. The Trl
State fair and fall festival opened in
Memphis today with the preliminary
promise of being the most successful
affair of its kind ever held here. In
tdditlon to the wealth of exhibits il
lustrating the resources and indus
tries of Tenn: ssee, Arkansas and
Mississippi, the fair management has
provided for numerous special attrac
tions, chief among which will be a
series of elaborate day and night pag
eants. The opening day was set asid.
as Woman's day. ; The close will come
with the celebration of Memphis day,
on October 4, for which occasion the
United States marine band has been
neaged to furnish the music. .
fortunate counU A Kc2-
of the prizes will be publishecl
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