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LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY, OREGON THURSDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1904
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VOLUME IV ;
13 Mill Tax Levy Provid
ed for and Electric
Tl city cooooil met last evening
and transacted some very important
business among whiob was - the lej
of a IS mill tai (or 1805 and the quan
tity of a 80 year franobise to tba La
Grande storage 'Water Outgeneral;
- koown as the Morgan Lake Co.) to
operate and maintain an . electrio
An ordinanoe was alao, pasaed es
tablishing a base for which all streeta
ia the oily should be graded the
point selected was the monument es
tablished by the U S Geological ear
veyore on the southwest corner of the
Foley House, which shows the alti
tude above aea level to be 2T83 feet.
The city ordered a stone culvert to
be made on Main street at the oter
seotion of Firs atreet. "
It was after midnight when Mayor
Slater tapped his gavel announced
the result ol tbe vote on adjournment
Moet it the time was taken up in the
discussion and consideration of the
ajgetrio light franchise which waa
taken op and considered section by
Ban Francisco, Deo, 22 Willis m
Afford president of tbe Bank of Cal
ifornia, former park commissioner
and one of the best knewn eitisena of
. California, died today.
Hops Chapter No 13, O E 8 will
hold a sneelal Communication Friday
Deo 23 730 p m in order to confer tbe
degrees, and to arrange for Installation
ceremonies. ' By order of Clara TLyla
Mies Ada West who is attending
school in Portland is home for tbe
holidays ' - -
. We like to make our Advertising helpfaL We believe thai
- the reason holiday imine is often so frying, is simply be
cause the right goods and the right people do not get together
, There might be light at hand the exact gift that would
y please yoo best, bat without the advertising to suggest the
gift,-your selection is difficult and my go amiss altogether.
We believe if yoa would read our advertisement carefully yoa
will be saved much labor and worry. We believe yoa will be
able to do much of your Christmas shopping right at home;
that yoa can there pass calm judgment upon the suitability
of tbe respective gifts, and then come to the store with half
the labor accomplished. ' ;
If you cant reform htin, aee to it at
least that be smokes good oigars
We have fine goods put up la boxes
of 12 and 25 for tbe holidays. You
can rely upon tbe quality of the
oigars we offer They are brands
that tbe moat critical amokere la
town have passed Judgement on,
' $1.20 and $2.50 per box.
Larger boxes if you want tbem.
A little Item bow in large demand.
Tbey do to chink la moat anywhere,
and we have tbem in gi t, eilver,
glass, etc, fjOo to $3.00.
AT THE FAIR
Pendleton Ore Dee 23 "Umatilla
oooaty willbe recrejnted as well as ai 7
eoanty la the atate" aald 8 D Forshaw
who ia assembling the exhibit for the
1906 fair. Umatilla county baa asked
for a reserve ol 60x60 feet which we
will bare promised to fill comfortably
if all who have promised to oontribate
do as they agree.
Money For pightcrs
, Ban Francisco, Deo. IJ Tbe total
;te reoeipts of the Britt-Nelson fight
were $26,900 of which Biitt received
$8877 Nelson $5918 and the Yoeemite
Washington, Dec, 22 The follow
ing cablegram from Tokio bas been
received at the Japanese lega'ion:
"Port Arthur army leports oar tro
phies at the battle of the- north fort
Of Tuokeekwanahan were four quiok
firers, two of which are usable, fobr
machine guna, all usable, and five)
field guns, which are und r elimina
tion, besides rifles, shells, ammunition
grenades, etc" "
BELITTLE CAPTURE OF FORT
, 8t Petersburg, Deb 22 Military
ortt.es here do not attach vital impor
tance to the capture of the north fort
of Kekwan mountain. They deo'are
it is not part of tbe main line of de
fenses of Port Arthur and therefore
without influence on the 'ate ot tba
TO MAKE OBSERVATIONS
Tokio, Deo 22 I he Japanese trans
port Manshn leaves Japan Icr Port
Arthur about December 26, carrying
the foreign naval attaches and par
liamentary delegates,' Th( - trip is
I intended to give tbe attaches ao op
portunity to make technical observe
; 8EVASTOBOL DISABLED
Tokio Deo 22 Admiral Togo who
has personally made observations of
the Russian battleship Sevaetobol te
legraphs the navy department ex
pressing the opiaion that the Sevae
tobol is disabled.
Large lines of th lateet for men
and woman; especially large assort
ment of gilt pocket books for ladies.
A very sensible, servtcable present.
25a to $2.50.
-' Books, r
There Is hardly a person who has to
bay Christmas gifts who should aot
consider tbe selection of books, aa
they are equally desirable for old
and young. Tbey are treasured for
life time and never lose their value.
Large aa oar stock wee laet year, it
la almost doubled this season. The
variety is greater aad the stock
THE RAZOR TRIAL
Jurry Secured and Evidence Being Taken
Many Witnesses. ; '.
Cirooit Court convened this mora
Ing promptly at nine o'olook la the
Commercial Club parlors for tba par
pose of trying tbe case of the state of
Oregon vs Albeit Razor, charged with
killing Ben Boas, The killing took
place near Elgin oa the twenty ninth
day of January this year. The attenjbert Razor was accompanied Into oourt
uuu w sua ourt waa occupied ioe ea
tire forenoon in securing a jury. Be
fore tbe jiry waa secured, niaateeo
men were examined. The following is
John Ryneanon, La Grande.
J A Woodell, Kumtnervllle.
'Wm. Webster, La Grande
PA McDonald, Alioel.
" A I Goodbroad, Union.
J D Casey, HJlgard.
WE Buckman, Alioel.
. Vim. Robbs, Summervllle,
A Olson, North Powder.
George Downs, Alioel. -
O A Staples, HUgard
Thomas Brasher, Union,
Tbe state le represented by District
Attorney LeRoy Lomax, and Crawford
A Crawford, and the defendant bv Hon
George L 8houp, first citisen of
Idaho has passed away. The kindly,
noble man who represented the state
for 10 years in tbe United States sen
ate and for more than twice that per
iod of time in other public capacities,
breathed his last shortly after 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning. The heart that
for 68 years beat true for family,
country, friends and state gave its
final throb and the grand spirit of
the patriot, statesman and beloved
friend and neighbor took flight, Tbe
end was painless. It oame as a pater
nal good-bye and while the sting of
everlasting parting was there it was
softened by tbe knowledge that he to
whom tbe summons came was pre
throughout la larger. It inrludes
all the latest ana most pop
novels, together with standard fic
tion, poetry, etc. Also books for
girls, boys and tbe little ones. Yoa
can find anything yoa want and oan
be suited, no matter what price yoa
want to pay. We sell moot books for
lets thau pablisher'a prloes, often
muoh less, and these low prices pre
vail throughout the holiday season.
You will want perfomes of coarse
and if yoa desire a splendid assort
ment to piok from, high quality and
close prloes, we shell expect to
supply you. Fanov bottles 25o to
$7.60. An especially fine line of
standard odora in handsome bottles
from 25c to 60c Original ioand
bottles of atandard nigh grade ex
tracts for those who wish to make a
superb perfume present.
' Oxford Bibles.
Tbe best sift of all in many instan
ces. The cheapest ones are extra
etc Have a large variety to choose
from II yea come at once, ci to eo
THE NEWLIJM DRUG CO
Neat McLeod, aad White and Wlnul
The oourt room was eomfortabW
filled with spectators who came to lis
ten, to the trial aol to aee the man who
had taken a life and was bow oa trial
for his own life. The defendent Al
y sue tatoer aua orotner. forme
tbe examination of tbe jurors be sel
dom if ever lifted hla eyes from the
table before whloh be waa seated He
did not appear to be in a nervoue state,
bat evidently felt Ul at ese. He
looks rather thin and pale, but those
who know bim olaim that be never
appeared strong or rugged.
With the state's attorneys aat Mrs.
Rosa, wife of the man who w e killed.
She la a rather young looking lady and
seems to feel deeply the loss which
she ao suddenly euatained.
The oase bids fair to be a long drain
oat affair, as so far about fifty witness
ea nave been ordered to appear and
more will be summoned as tbe ct-se
The receipts of turkeys today was
very large and the market prices are
consequently lower. The market
Is some weiker In respect to dreased
turkeys and live ones also There are
however, slight changes In the prloes.
Tbe ohioken market Is somewhat
improved over that of last week, but
is not yst very storug, Wild game is
coming in in small lota and finds a
good sale at the qaotod prloes.
Daring the past few days It bas been
ascertained that fully twenty cars of
fancy Oregon Burbank potatoes have
been purchased by dealers here for out
Onion growers are now offering their
stocks at from 2 10 to $2.25, but a
number of the larger growers are hold
ing for an gdvanoe In quotations.
It is reported that an advaece in tbe
price of creamery butter will likely
occur In a few days, as It is stated
that the creameriea are unable to sup
ply the demand with the best quality.
Todays quotations areas follows:
' ' HAY AND GRAIN
Wheat, export price........ 87o to 90c
Barley, beat. $22.00 to $23.75
OaU .-. $26. to 127.00
Toilet Cases and Celluloid
We have some beautiful toilet and
dressinic cases In plash, eilver and
celluloid, rrtoes trom uoo to au.
A fountain pen is the busy man or
or woman's friend. It ie a perpet
ual convenience if it ia a good one,
and a constant annoyance if it If n't.
We tnaraotee those we aell to be
n rat-class. Prtcaa differ a little
probably more than the quality of
tbe pens, rrom si.uu up.
Abundance of Games.
Every game that goea into tbe home
helps to make home more attractive
for the children and often for the
We bsve attractive games at half
prions, between 10 oents and f 1.00
Authors, Adagrams, Baohelir, etc.
Spelling boards, a most desirable
gift for little folks, spelling blocks,
from 40 centa t - 76 oents. ;rokinole
and ot ber board games up to $5.50.
Hay, ''timothy.... $15 to 116
BOTTCtt. E3Q3 AND FOOLTT
Batter beet creamery . 380 to 30
Batter, ordinary. 25o
Eggs, per .doien.... .26c to 32)4:
Chickens, per pound'..... 10a
FKUIT8 AND VEGETABLES
Potatoes per cwt... ......... 76o to II
Onions, per cwt ....J 12.60
Apples, best, ; per box 11.26
Peaches, beet, per box 60s to75o
Beets, par eeok.....' IL26
Oabbage, per pound.. .V...le
UTH STOCK .
Steers . .. ..... .i .13.60
Cows... ............... ...:.2.75 tot3
Bali ............. i $U5
8tags ................... .i 12
Hogs, beet....'.; $4,60 to 18.26
Hogs, feeders ....3Jto $4.28
LOCAL BUTTER MARKET
Creamery Batter 65 cents per roll
Batter Fat 26 centa par pound.
AKtSI I KA I HJM
Boston, Deo 21 The Anolent Order
of Hibernians of Massaohuaetts, num
bering about 90,000 members went on
record today as opposing . a- treaty of
arbitration between the United States
and Great Britain: Letters of protest
enclosing the resolutions declare that
the ratification of tbe treaty ooupled
with- the willingness of Secretary of
titate Hay to take ooncurrent action
with the English government la all
the Important questions may preolpi
tate war with one oi more ot the great
powers ot tbe world. Continuing the
resolutions say ; !
- ?8o.ch a treaty of arbitration thus
obtained will bare all the force and
effect that a treaty of alliance would
have and oonoorreut ao'lon with iFng
land onder these oonditlon would in
vitably lead to war without tbe con
sent of congress. v
HILL'S,,, DRUG STORE
A. Tv HILL, Prescription Druggist
25 Per Cent
Until the first of the year every Hat in the
store will be sola 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
At a discount. The
finest ..line of' rib
bons ever shown in
Perfumes, Toilet Soaps and; Powders a
Switches, Pompadours -;) and Bangs '
This 's positively
be secured here.
MBS. J. R.
Faririers and Merchants
are Notified that the
Law Will be En
forced. I The following letter Is "self explaaa
I tory. All heretofore guilty parties are
warned to Immediately reform and am ;
no more. J
Portland, Oregon, Dec, 21, 1904 :
Mr. J D MoKtnnon,- - ; '
La Grande, Oregon, .
Dear Sir: .sJs IX iVj-. V-s
I am reliably Informed that yoa
and other? grocery dealers of your city '
make a praotloeof dealing ia country "
or store butter put up In rolls repre
senting to contain two'pounds, bat law
fact tbey are from two to 'our ounoeav
abort of fall weight. Oar eUte3
on that point is spool flo and require
that It shall be 32 ounoes. fall weighty
ThU law will bestrloUy enforced. ' '
J W Bailey,
State Dairy and Food Commissioner.
Mrs E W.Davls and two children
left this forenoon on passenger train
No 0 gor Logan Utah i where jt they
will vUlt daring the holidays,
.Line is at
1 - :.
- ' V.-; t .,.J
off on all . Hats
Special line just re
ceived. From now
until Jan. l. for 5
a new line And can only
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