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J A GRANDE. OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9. 1904.
SPEING GOODS ARE
THE DESIGNS ARE ALL
CALL AND SEE THEM
)Vc will be pleased to show them.
THERE ARE FIVE REASONS
klltlli UUJ Ullli ILL JUt VJHWUUWi
1st We buy and sell for cash.
2nd Our rent is only one-fourth
what others pay.
3,d We do our own clerking.
4lh We sell oLly the best goods.
5th We cary eight lines of goods
Shoes, he best in town, made by
Selz Schwab & Co., Chicago,
Sweet Dempster & Co., Hats. A
complete Hue of ladirs aud gents furnishings. Drest
goods, notions and a full hue of jwelry and the best line
of Mill'nery in Union County. If we only sold one line
our expenses would be the same as when we sell eight.
Therefore we can save you inouey. Remember we have
- i i l 11 l,:nJn Af Mnavinn
j! I an expert Jeweler who ooea an ....g.
most gigantic mm
TIE WORLD EVER
City of Baltimore is Swept by the Most Destructive Fire In the Hlslojy
of the World. Losses Now Reaches Three Hundred Million Dol
lars Fire Not Yet Under Control. Thousands Are Left Destitute.
Martial Law Declared
Baltimore, Feb. 8 At 9 thU mora
log ibe flames were still beyond con
trol. The wind l blowing gale.
Practically all tbe wholesale and a
large part ol the retail dlitriot 'is
swept about 40 blocks, atretoblng a
mile in one direotion.
Fresh relays ot enginee, men' and
borees are being rushed by ' special
train from Jersey City, New York and
ONE HUNDRED FORTY ACRES
The geodetic survey, in giving out
the above statement of area, says it
inolude 140 acres.
ONE COMPANY LOSES 160,000,000.
Tbe militia is now in full charge
in tbe distriot assisted by regulars.
One New York insurance company
al 10 o'clock figures its losses at
HOS PITALS ARE FILLED
Hundreds of firemen succumbed
during the forenoon to the 'terrific
heat, and the emergency hospitals
are filled. There plaoea in many
cases are takn by citizens.
The body of Fireman Elgenfritz
who came nitb a relief orew horn
York, Pa. was found at noon in tbe
Equitable building, where be tried
to oarry a line of bose. President
Hood o! tbe Baltimore street rail
way, is missing,
, A SEETHING FURNACE
At 1:30 tbe water front is now a
seething furnace. Qreat mills,
steamships, wharves, long rows of
cotton and great warehouse filled
with merchandise are entirely aUamo
With the water front goes great ship
ping interests of this seaport making
a complete destruction of Baltimore's
Colfax, Wash. Feb. 8 Mrs. Guy De
Penoier of Oolfaz has receive! - tele
gram from Toronto, Ostario, stating
tbat the court has awarded her 110.-
000 damages ' against tbe Grand
Trunk railroad for tbe death of ber
hatband, who was killed about one
year ago in a collision on that road,
in wblob nearly a hundred lives were
lost. Mr. DePenoier was well known
throughout Whitman county, having
lived in and near Oollax many years
He was returning to Oolfaz from a
visit with his parents and was killed
leas than 100 miles from tbeir home.
lo Oregon tba greatest damages
reooveraoi lor taking a human life is
$5,000. : - .
FROM OTHER CITIES
More than 50 engines, trucks ' and
orews have been brought from . other
oities to augment the local fire de
partment yet should tbe wind change
probably this great force of firemen
and modern appliance will prose in
adequate to save the residence sec
tion. Two hundred and fifty extra polion
have arrived Irom Philadelphia.
STIL L BEYOND CONTROLL
At 2 this afternoon tbe flames again
threaten to break beyond control.
Now tbat tbe water front is destroyed
tbeeatimsted loss reaches 1300,000, -000,
tbe greatest eingle loss in tbe
history of the world. A solid niileo
water front is ablaxp. Hundored of
vessels have beer, pulled out to new
anchorages . ,
FIFTY THOUSAND DESTITUTE
At least Du.OOO are thrown out of
employment.. Citizens ibis afternoon
are arranging plans to care for tbe
Governor Fairfield, after a confer
ence with the mayor, declared a legal
Holiday, no baa oalled a Bpecial ses
sion of the legislature, and necessary
legislation will be introduced at Ann
iipolis tonight, lo suspend all business
for a week or 10 days until the oity'a
affairs can te straightened out.
MARTIAL LAW DECLARED
Baltimore, Feb. 8. Martial
was fjrmally d.clared at nnou.
. IN THE LUMBER DISTRICT
come np for
War Has Not Been De-
clared Bui Japan Cap- A
tures Russian Trading
Vessels off the Koreans ";
Coast Port Arthur'
Will be Scene of " First
Union, Ore. Feb, 8 (Special to tbe
Ubsever) D. Bommer vs G. M. &
Co. judgment in favor of Plaintiff,
nomas Walsb et el vs C. H. Finn
and T . H. Crawford judgment In
favor of Finn and Crawford.
f . H. Tat man vs Union Co. verdiot
in favor of Tatman and judgment
t atvarrtnrt In tha .nm aI qk
'aw j E. 8. McOomas and wife vs
i inson Bros, verdiot ia favor
..a t-i I. I . ' . " .-
a.i o uuiuuk uuiiiD uu .us widub, . Tbe Grav oano will
INming brands from the lumber yards, j ,rial agaiu io tn8 moinln((
lava uarnt'u tut) uuuiii;raiiun aoross
Jones' Fall, which the firemen pred- j . . . . j-. ... .
icted, miglit be the limit of the flre-j VAUDEVILLE
sweptarea. Oilier lumber yards are: u i mtTy.
in lino and offorgood material for ho AND SPECIALTIES
Bpread ol the flumes. Back of t.;o hmi-1 . .
ber. ia a densely populated tenement' ., B""y Brot- Vaudeville and
district, the inhabitant of which are 1 8Pec,hy s ,ow will open a weeks en-
Kogtiuinu. iu me ueu f ront Store
room this evening. Ibis is said to be
now fleeing earring all
This Information is Contained in a Telegram
Received by A; B. Thomson ' JisWening.
Business Will Soon Resume -at- the Local
Land Office. ; ViV;:.'
Washington, D. C. , Feb. 8 ; 7" V . .'
, A. B. Thomson, -La
Bonds of your successor approved. Deliver
him at once all property pertaiuining to the
ceiver's office as per instructions of the 21st. ' '
(Signed) J. H. FIMPLE,
Acting Secretary. -
Some Clever Tricks
Frederick the Gicat, the magician
w io la with Beaty Bros, Vaudeville
and 8p30iiHy allow, was a pleasant
visitor at tho Ouhkrver nfllce last even
ng, and very kiudly entertained the
foroe for some time with some very
clever ' tricks. Judging from tbe
manner in .which he deocived the eye"
of those present, turning silver to gold
and other seemingly imporeible feats
with money, o arde, etc, we would pro"
nounoe him a wondo r in bis line, and
certainly entitled to the title of Fred
erick the Great,
a high class VaudevllU company.
Tueir show ia refined in every par-
uuuiar ana all tbe member of the
oompany are stars In their line. Fred
erick tbe Gieat ia admitted to be the
peer of any magician before tbe pub
lio today, and bis clever tricks are
alone worth the price o . admission.
He is highly spoken of by the press ol
Portland, San Francisco and other
large oities. Tbe price of admission
ia 35 coots h r adults-and 15 oents
London, Feb, 8 The Central News
Bureau reports a strong Japanese
fleet baa gone to Chumulpo, Korea
and several Russian trading steamers
have been seized. .!
Minister Hayashi this morning 4 T
says that as a state ol war aoUally f j
exists it is possible there will be no
further declaration. '; ' .
The British foreign officer receives
aoonstant stream of oablegrama Tbe
British navy is preparing tor mobiliia- .
tion on a moments notice
, ;" OFF PORT ARTHUR' V
Tokio, Feb. 8 It is expected here
the first battle between Russia and
Japan will oodur off Port Arthur,
where the harbor is inadequate to pro; -
teot the entire Russian fleet.'The Jap '
anese fleet is now believed to be pro
ceeding there from Nagasaki. " -Tbe
Japanese plan a great torpedo
campaign in tbe coming war
London,;- Feb, oSeoretary;. Doug
las In tbe bouse of commons today -announced
that be bad officially' re
ceived news .that ail 'diplomatic rata- -tions
between Russia andJapan are -broken
The City Coal Co. have now a fall
stock of Pleasant Valley, and Castle
Gate, Nut and Lump ooal, on hand,
call in and see us.
POPE PIUS . -REPORTED
London, l'eb. 7 A dispatch to Dal
siel'a news agency from Rome reports
on the authority of a person having
constant conlaot with tbe pope that
the latter ia piautioally blibd. His
sight hat been failing ever since - hie
accession to tbe papacy owing to tbe
extremely da mp air of the Vatican,
and two oelebrated oooutists have
ordered that he refrain entirely from
The above is tbe copy of a telegram
received by Ex-Receiver A B Thom
son last evening.whicbindicates that
business at tbe local land office will be
resumed in a very short time. It is
expected that Mr Roberta will arrive
in the oity sometime today and will
promptly enter upon the duties of bis
iang news totbe citirens of La Grande
and tbe patrons of tbe ofiioe through
out the distriot ss tbe suspension of
business has become very irksome.
That the business at the lai.d
shall proceed witbou t furthir
interruption is a consummation
offioe. Tbie will certainly be gratify-. greatly to be desired.
DO YOU WANT
: CHOICE TIMBER CLAIM?
Engineer Henry Hensen was very
pleasantly surprised at his borne last
evening, when the members of flrande
Ronde Division B of L E made a raid
on tho prriiilj t. Tbe evening was
enjoyably sr'tir vii'i Mr Htuson aod
before the mitnb t of the order dis
perse', he tit i rn-enled with a hand
some Morris Chair a a token of tbe
affecM n nu -i-em in which he is
held by bin I r. her engineers. Mr
Geo Hansen, on lhlt of the mem
bers of the order, in a few well chosen
remarks, pieseiiUil the oaair to Mr
Henen, who n l.if'ily pleased with
If go, we caa locate you on some
fine claims in Wallowa County,
ivir-rAaniel & McDonald,
. WALLOWA, OREGON
I. J. LILLIS
tbe spirit manifested. He expressed
his appreciation of tbe feelings that
prompted tbe expression of esteem
and tbanked the boys for their kind
and thoughtful remembrance.
Mr Hen sen has been assistant En
gineer in the Brotherhood for a num
ber of years and is held in the highest
esteem by tbe entire membership ol
Shopi P. St. between 3d and 4
OREGON TREES FOR
Salem, Feb. 6 The breadth of
Otegon's market for fruit trees is '
shown by shipments made in the last j
few days by tha Oregon Nursery Com
pauy, of this city. Japan, England,
South Africa and Australia weie
among tbe plaoes purchasing fruit
trees giown in Oregon. It is conced
ed among fruit men that Oregon our-
THE GREATEST OF
As nnnounnod in Sunday's Observer our White Carnival opened
promptly Monday morning. We placed our order for those ' white eooda'
with the best known mills and manufacturers months ago, with the object
of makiug this White CrruivaJ the J
The Greatest Carnival ofr
iBargains of the Season
This is tnaking-uw season.. Oorue now and get what you need it
is a safe prediction that you will pay more later. Participate in our offer
of refunding the money for all cash puschaaes made some day botwefn
now iiiulMnroli 5th.
Save all your cush durohast slips. This is an opportunity of goU
'ing something of value absolutely fre.
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eery stock is uniurpassed, . .
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