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LA GRANDE. UNION.COUNTY, OREGON WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1904
The Trial of Albert Ra
zor Begins Tomor
row Morning 1
Diitriot attorney. Larov IximaT.
' Attorney Sam White, of Bker City,
and Hon, Neil MoLeod, of Elgin ere
in the city end ere preparing for (be
legal battle wbioh begins In the
morniog when the trial of Albert
Baeer ia called. The attorneys for
the prosecution will be Diitriot Att'j
Leroy Lomax, assisted by attorneya
Crawford St Crawford of this place,
while the defendant will be represent
ed by Hun.' Sam White, and - Hon.
Neil MoLeod. There will be a large
attendance of witnesses in . tbie caae
and a large portion tf them bave al
ready aimed in the oity.
The reader wil remember that
Albert Saaor killed Mr Ben " Ross at
Elgin eome time last February. After
the matter bad been pined oer by
the oorooere jury, and after two
grand joriea had failed to indiote the
laat grant jury at ita October term
; found a true Mil, and the . partiea not
4eing ready at that term of court for
rV trial the oase, was continued in
definitely for awhile, and finally set
tor Deo. 21
It eeems that both prosecution and
defenie are ready for trial, that all
the material witnesses will be present
and that tbe trial will proceed to a
Mr Basor'e father of Bah Bernar
dino bat been here with him for aome
time, and bit brother, Mr E A Baaor
city engineer of Ban, Bernardino ar
rived a few daya " ago and will ay
here until the ease ia finally disposed
Pater ts Cancelled
Denvtr, IVc XI Fourteen hundred
patent of timber claim fa Colorado
were cancelled today in tbe Und office
atd many more will be cancelled dur
ing tbe week. The cancellation are
becana locator hate net complied
with tbe terma of tbe timber claim
Jail Biver, Dec. SI The textile
nmona tbie afternoon voted to eubmit
their differenoee to arbitration but tbe
millmen will probably ignore tbia
mote ol the operative. ...
LAND FRAUD CASE
SHOWS MORE PROOF
WAUGHTEB NOBDKN-In tbie
city Deo. SI, 1904 at the retidenoe of
the officiating minister, J franklin
Day, Mr F O Waughter and Miaa
irao Norden , both of Huron , Oregon
Umatilla, Ore., Deo. SI George H
Mottioger commenced yeaterday to
slaughter bis herd of 610 turkey a at
hU ranoh, 15 miles np on tbe Colum
bia river, preparatory to ehipping
them to the tWula ? pt!:d
markets." Only 200 will be kept for
next ys.r's breeding.
Many Make Canfessions and the Others
on the Anxious Seat
Washington, Dec ' XI Secretary
8haw bad a narrow escape from
death tbia morning as he crossed a
street. An electrio car atruck t he
seoretary, but tbe fender picked bim
np, carrying tufa 40 feet uninjured.
Boise City, Deo. 21 Senator 8boup
is barely alive ' Unless bis decline is
quickly checked it is improbable that
he will live more than a few hours.
It is Just one week since Senator
8honp lost consciousness. Uraeinio
poison super intfaoed a coma from
wbioh he was never expected to rally
In the case of an average man death
would have followed in a few boors
Tbe senator's ragged constitution wss
shattered bnt not broken. At 68
years of age bis heart and lungs were
aa sound as a young oak.
The senator's illness has been a se
vere strain npon tbe members of bis
f am ily. The knowledge that tbe re
vered head of the household might be
taken away at any moment kept the
beloved wif. and tbe affectionate sons
and daughters 1 of tbe distinguished
patient at high tension. The frequent
calls of old friend has been a con
stent reminder of the gravity of his
condition. '-' -j -' .
Portland Journal '
Frarklln Pierce Mays will be one of
the first peraoni npon whoee guilt or
lnnooenoe tbe federal grand jury will
paea In ita investigation Into the land
fraud. Important testimony haa al
ready been presented to the jury show
ing his dealings with the Pater ring,
and more la to be submitted Uir.
It has been established beyond quae
tioa tbat Mays had extensive business
relations with SAD Pater and with
otheie of . the conspirators. He ac
quired I an da from them they had
fraudulently secured from the govern
ment by meane M pretended homestead
entries. It was Mays who gave Pater
a letter of Introduction - to Senator
Mitchell, aaklng the latter to expedite
the patenting ol the fraudulent claims
in township 11-7 . Maya name figured
unpleaaantly in a letter Introduced in
videnoe at tbe recent trial and written
by Pnter to Hobson. who bought Und
from Horaoe If oKinley.
ALL HAVE CONFESSED
The essential facts showing Maya'
relatione with the land .halves are
now believed to be in the possssMon of
the government, all of the defendants
in the first trial have made complete
confession to the government's repre
sentatives. Borne of this information
haa already been laid before the grand
S A D Pater and Horaoe O llcKla
ley were before tbe grand jury yester
day afternoon and Marie Ware and
Emma Wataon told their stories tbia
morning. Miss Ware was the first
witness called this morning bnt waa in
the jury room leas than half an boor.
Mra. Wataon'e stay in the jury room
waa even briefer. It Is supposed that
both women will be recalled later aod
made only preliminary statements to
day. ., ""
All the dream stance of F P Maya
supposed connection with the land
frauds are known to these witnesses
and their testimony will doubtless be
of great importance. Another witness
who waa before the jury yeaterday
afternoon la Tha Ideus 8 Potter, the
attorney whom Maya employed a the
medium through whom to oonvwv tha
lands wbioh be acquired from the
Pnter and hie confederate took up
land In the Blue mountain reserve
and In .the Casoade reserve in their
usual manner, by false claims of
homestead entry, and oertaln of these
lands were purohaaed by Maya. In
atead. however, of having the lands
conveyed directly to himself be caused
Thaddeus Potter, who waa employed In
Mays' office, to be named as the grant
ee. Subsequently Potter oonveyed
these lands to a Seattle attorney named
Petere. Potter testified last spring
before tbe federal grand Jury then in
session that tn tneee transactions he
waa merely acting as agent for Mays
and had himself no interest in the land
to which he held title. The prooeeds
ol tne sale to Peters went to Mays.
In this connection it is related that
Mays went to Waahlngton while Her
mann waa land commissioner, for tbe
purpose of getting him to expedite the
patenting of certain landa in which
Maya waa interested. Hermann did as
Mays requested and the olaims were
rushed to patent with tbe same extra
ordinary haste displayed in tbe oaae
of the Pater claime.
The letter of Introduction presented
by Put r to Senator Mitchell . was
written by Mays, and In it he describ
ed Puter aa "one of the most reputable
oitizens of Oregon."
Election Frauds .
Denver, Dee SO, The supreme court
today sent another batch otd moo ratio
election offiolal to Jail for frauds in
precinct 3, ward 7. Former candidates
tor senator Leonard Rogers, William
Adama and Lotaia Hamburg tor three
monthe and $ tOO fine. Tbomaa Kins
ley for three months.
The trial of City Detective Bogers,
hot of the tenderloin district, and hie
oohoata, charged with electim-frauds,
was resumed this m timing.
ANOTHER BOODLEB PUNISHED
Kansas City, Deo. XL. The court of
appeals today affirmed the fine of tlOO
Imposed upon State Senator W H Sul
livan forsollsltlng bribes for hie votes
on tbe pure food measure In the laat
legislature. . ;
Engineer at the Electric
PowerL Plant kri-
Oharva U V
Darr J . "...
Fowiee Mr J R
Helms Orville D
Look W 11
Me rri field Fred
Newman Mra Agnea Tbomaa Katblein
The dbeve will be held 14 days 'and
then sent to tbe dead letter office
when called for please say advertised
Dee. 21, 1904.
G M Richer,, PM
JE Foley proprltor of the Hotel
Foley received a magnificent lot of
furnishings for the new 60 room ad
ditlon to the Hotel yeaterday and he
will have part of them furnished aoon
after the flrat of the year.
The funeral services of
Stephenson took place at tbe Catholic
An aooideot occurred at the eleo .
trio power plant last evening wbioh
resulted in a broken leg for Engineer
Bakine Loole P E Brummlgen. ; From . one of those
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IUMMIWIUII UHUVOT WU1UU UIPJH lBr
pen in tbe course of events, and for
wbioh no one can be blamed "neither
tbe partiea in charge nor the parties
who put In the machinery,'' - ' boll
which held a powerful spring became
loosened and tbe spring was released.
It was engineer Baummigen's mis
fortune ju.t at this lime to stea up
near tbia spring in order to oil some ..
part of the machinery, and , at 'that
moment the spring waa released and
atrnok bim on the eg above tbe - an
kle, breaking both of the bones of the
leg. Dr Molitor attended tbe wound
ed man and dressed bis wounds It
is reported this morning thst be ia
resting easily and noehanoeot farther
complications to follow .
The light plant was somewhat die
ab'ed for e time after the adoidenl
occurred, bnt it was but a abort time
Church In tbia city this afternoon at i
two o'clock and the remains were in-tootil the lights were in
1 erred la the Catholic Cemetry.
A runaway aooident . occurred this
afternoon wbioh did not prove very
diaaateroua, but wbioh might bave re
sulted seriously to the occupant of the
buggy . Mr. Ed Walsh, Jr. , had taken
a buggy and team from the Wm. Smith
etable, the team being a gentle and
tractable one, and waa going ont for
the purpose of attending tbe funeral
services of Mra. Hannah Stevenson,
when one of the horses, la aome unac
countable manner got over the traces,
and then tbe trouble began. In this
condition the horses became frightened
and ran. Mr. Walab waa thrown from
the vebiole on one of the cross walks,
bat sustained no Injuries with the ex
ceptlon of a bruised hip. One of the
horses broke loose and ran back to the
stable, scattering mud and people in
dieorlminately in hie progress. The
damage to the harnesa and vehiole
were merely nominal, and after the
horses were caught, they were hitched
up again and driven off peacefully.
We like to make oar advertising helpfoL We believe thst
the reason holiday baying ia often so trying, is simply be
cause the right goods and the right people do not get together
There might be right at hand the exact gift that would
please yon best, bat without the advertising to suggest the
gift, your selection is difficult and my go amiss altogether.
We believe if you would read our advertisement carefully you
will be saved much labor and worry. We believe you will be
able to do much of your Christmas shopping right at home;
that yon can there pass calm judgment npon , the suitability
of the respective gifts, and then come to the store with half
the labor accomplished.
throughout la lai
all tbe lateat an
novels, tosether with standard fic
tion. poetry, etc. Also books for
girls, boys aod the little onee. You
oan find anything you w ant and can
be auited, no matter what price you
want to pay. We aell mont books for
less than publisher's prices, often
muoh less, and these low prices pre
vail throughout the holiday eeaaoa.
You will want perfumes of coarse
and if you desire a splendid assort
ment to plok from, bigb quality and
close prices, we shall expect to
supply you. Fancy bottles 25o to
$7.60. An especially fine line of
etandard odor In handsome bottles
from 25o to 60o Original U (oond
bottlea of atandard high grade ev
traote for those who wish to make a
auperb perfume present.
The beet gift of all In many instan
ces, xne oneapeat onee are extra
good, with limp covers, ma pa, tables
Have a large variety to onoose
If you cant reform bim, tee to it at
least that he amokea good cigars
We have fine goods put np In boxee
of 12 and 26 for the holidaya. Ton
can rely upon tbe quality of the
cigars we offer They are brands
. that the moat critical smokers la
town have passed Judgement on,
L20 and t2.50 per box.
larger boxes it you want them.
A little Item now tn large demand.
They do to chink In most anywhere,
and we have them In gilt, allver,
giaca, eta, 60e to .00t
Large lines of tha lateat for men
and women; especially large assort
ment of gift pocket books for ladies.
A very sensible, earvicable present.
250 to 12.60.
There Is hardly a person who has to
bay Christmas gifts w to ahould no
consider the selection fef booka, aa
they are equally desirable for old
and young. They are treasured for
life time and never lose their vslne.
Large as our stock waa laat year, it
la almost doubled this esason. Tbe
variety ia greater and the stock
from If you come at once.
JTmoet popuUr and CelhllOld "
We have aome beautiful toilet and
dressing cases in plnab, silver and
celluloid. Frioes from 95c to 612.
A fountain pen la the busy man or
or womao'a friend. It ie a perpet
ual convenience if it ie a Rood one.
and a constant annoyance if it isn't.
we (ruaraniee .tnoae we sen to be
flrst-olsas. Prices differ a little
probably more than the quality of
the pene. From f 1.00 up.
Abundance of Games.
Every game that goea into the home
helps to make home more attractive
for tbe children and often for tbe
We have attractive games at half
prloea, between 10 oente and 11.00
Authors, Adagrams, Baohelor, eto.
Spelling boards, a moot deelrable
gift for little folks, spelling blocks,
from 40 cents t 7o oente. Urokinole
91 to 66. land other board gamea up to $550.
THE NEWLIN DRUG CO
LA GRANDE - OREGON
; :'i JJOC! 3 l1 O .... '
r "The Big Line is at
HILUSr DRUG o STORE
A. T. HILL, Prescription Druggist
- r, l
25 Per Cent off on
Until the first of the year every Hat in the
store will be sold at a 25 per cent discount
This is your opportunity to get your Holi
day Hat at a bargain.
The latest in braided handle parses 'and
Peggy bags. Something new in combs and
baretts. "h; .. . ;.. ; . . , . . ;
At a Jiscount. ' The
finest line. of rib-
bona ever shown in
the city. 'I
"Special line just re
"cejved. , From now
until Jan. 1, for '5
Perfumes, Toilet ' Soaps anc. ? Powders
owitcuca, ? arumpaoours - ana , oangs
This s positively
be secured here. .
line and can only"
URS. J. R. ;FORREST.