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About La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1905)
III Cf?r"') fVF"'"5 PSrftrvpr! the people at the coming election for the
.M -Wkliuw tlUuilS ViiJlllbl
I nomination will be compelled to declare
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 190S
Christmas Bells , will soon be ringing and. the old
problem of "what shall I give him for Christmas" will
once more confront you. '
We have made a few suggestions and should you
fail to find a suitable item on the ' list we would be ,
pleased to have you call and we'll do all in our power
to assist you. : . -SUSPENDERS
CRAVEMETTES HOUSE COM
A good rule to follow in selecting gifts for man is
to buy what he would be apt to buy himself. . All , our
prices are moderate, and we are alway at ypur service.
CLOTHIERS AND HABERDASHERS.
Published daily except on. Sunday
One year hi advance ... ;.. $6.50
Six months m advance .......... 8.60
Per month ; 65
jingle copy , 6c
Entered at the Post Office at La Grande
Oregon, ai Second Class Matter. '
CURREY EROS., feus AND PROP
Af'VEBTIlt HATRt ' i.
liplnfAd raw lurnibJ upon appllcntlni
acHi nmuiuii uuiioni iw prr.nnr flrM nw
Mod, jo pr Ho tat each tnitmqueni' . man
HMi"l4ini of condolence, se . er line. .
.ird of thunka, he pr line, - ...
themselves on this question rnd those who
fail or refuse so to do will find their sup
port vjry weak . ' ,
The people are demanding that they be
allowed to nzme the senator and despite
the fact that from certain localities this
sentiment is trying to be overthrown it is
gathering strength every day and by the
time the primaries roll around it will be
found that this will be one of the main
issues and all candidates will be compelled
to ab.de by the will of the people if they
expect any votes Baker City Herald
J. & OLIVER.
Farm Lons i Specialty
Besfequippedabstracter in Union
eountyr . Many year experience
with the Union county records
gives me a great advantage. ' It
is folly; to purchase real estate
without first securing a proper
abstract An abstract from my
office will show the title just as
it appears on. the official record.
). R. OLIVER,
l.A 'RANDE, ORE'4 ,N
Room 81 Somrrwr.- Building,
I G. E. FOWLLR I
Truck and V I
Wood and Coal
J PHONE 1611 -
All crders given prompt attention
(HRI5TAMS IS NEAR
And it should not be forgotten
that we have the finest line of
fresh confectionery in the city for
the holiday trade. All of the del
icious and luc'ous flavors put up in
the most attractive forms.
OUR LINE 0,.ood 'of Wm-.
i-uC. mirig Md decor;
ating Christmas trees is complete,
elegant and attractive. ' -
TftY 9f ALL KINDS
IUIO AND PRICES
Dolls from. 10 cents to $1.60
Mistletoe, for decoratina. So bunch
SELDER, The Cady j
! - - man
W)od! Wood! Wood!
' Good dry wood delivered
to any parji of the city. -.
ANY LENGTH, ANY KIND,
Special pricee on quantity
orders. No order too -
large r' too small" '
James Beavers, t Red Mil
; james eeavers, f. Red 1441
"", Service . ' v s
This drug store tries to serve evarv
customer so well that they will not think
of going elsewhere for drug store goods.
A. T. Hill, Prescription Druggist
La GranJe National Bank
ESTABLISHED 1 887 v
Capital Stock, Stirplus and undivided profits $160,030 00
Comparative statement of deposits for five years
September 6, 1000
" , B0, 1901
M 15, 1902
November 9, 1906
, 615.029 62
1 OFFICERS AND PIRICTORS " ' . '
QEORGE PALMER, Pmsioint, J. M. BERRY, Vict Presiding
F. L. MEYERS, Cashiir.
v GEPRQE L. CLEAVER, Assistant. Cashier.
W. L. BRENHOLTS. Assistant Cashier.
J. M. BERRY. F. M. BYRKIT. A. .B. CONLEY,
C C. PENINGTON, F.J.HOLMES.
Some of the farmers in the' Willamette
valley are growing vetch with satisfactory
results. Mr. S. W. Gains who has grown
from' boyhood to middle aged, manhood
on a Linn county farm, and is regarded
as one among the successful and intellir
gent citizens "of "Old Linn", writes to the
Albany Herald. "I have experimented
with vetch for the past six years and
have no room for regret, and can find no
fault with it. It has proved to be a suc
cess in every instance, and ie far the best
paying crop have ever sown on my farm,
t consider it far superior io anything else
as a fertilizer on this coast." ;
o-- - j
about fifty years, by sowing vetch and
fall oate mixed in about equal parts he
cut four, tons of fine cured hay per acre.
'As a result of the crop my- land Is com
paratively new, as it Is loose and mellow
and yield sa fine crop of grain, clean of
..Vetch has been long known in Europe
but is not much known - in 1 the United
States. It belongs to what botanists
call the Le gu minosae. pod bearing nat
ura order, to which beans, peas, plover
and alfalfa belong , '.
On page 181 of the year book, a portly
volume published annually by the United
Stites agricultural department this state
ment about the advantage SI vetch to
farmers will be found.
Nitrogen, which is an essential element
of plant growth aid the most costly
ingredient of chemical fertilizers, in a free
state constitutes four fifths of the atmos
phere. By the aid of the microscopic
organisims of leguminous plants, such as
clover, vetch, beans, peas, and the like.
extract nitrogen from ,the atmosphere
and store it in the soil in a form available
succeeding crops. This is one of
natures ways of applying fertilizers."
Readers of .agricultural books and
newspapers of late years, find frequent
reference to nitrpgan and the other
essential elements of plant growth. But
great many farmers, whose life work
and success depends upon their skill In
making the proper combinations of these
elements, the words oxygsn, carbon, hy
drogen, and other names of the things
absolutely necessary to the growth of
their crope, have no definite meaning
and they pass them bv as scientific
mysteries or pedantic cant of "book
larnen". This is not the fault of the
farmers but the system of our common
school instruction, that omits teaching the
children of the greatest agricultural
nation on earth, the important problem of
how plants grow. ','" ' '
In 1905 the people of this country paid
in salaries to teachers in our common
schools $157,1 10.108 and when our boys
and girls graduate from these schools but
very few if any have; the remotest idea
of the names of the elements and under
what conditions they will combine to make
a bean grow or a potato spi out.
. MW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
" The Pacific States-Telephone Company
has just issued a new-telephone d re.to-y
for Union' and Wallowa countiee. ,'Tne
directnry.is complete, and contains much
valuable information to members of the
exchange.- Since copy for the directory
was furnished the printer, a few changes
have been made, and in order that the
book may be complete, a slip with toe
changes has been prepared and pas ed t)
the outside of the cover. These changes
are printed below, and it will oav the
members of the exchange to oo't. this list
over before calling for numbers.
Black 551 BirlewJ W, r
Red 1411 . Bookman H J, r
Black 951 Carbine E Z. Fruitdale
Farmers 1997 Carbine W V, farm
Childers F P, r '
Clark Jeanette. r
Cleaver Geo U r , .
Coffin Cora E. r
Farmer 1 94x9 Cross W T. farm '
Black 1662 . Earls' J W, r
Red 1771 . Ferrin C P. r
Farmer 1996 ,. Holl John G. Fruitdale '
Black 781 Jacobs Peter, r
Black 921 t. , Kelly George, r
; La Grande Brewery
Larson Martin, r ,
Lewis Press, r
Manning Lfflie, r
.Mattison Mrs Jennie B, r
McCoy James, r " "
Oldenburg L,: Fruitdale
Roesch Juluis, r
.Sherwood W O, farm
Taylor Mrs Fred, r.
Theisan P J, r
Wilson FG, r.
- . : t... ..i.nrjtn M'h an Ttant that we have tnA4 -
uur ousine mih(w w -- -
room m the Hotel Sommer block for a display room. Ca.l at the mam store
room on Adams Avenue and we will take you in the new room where our
furaiture is disglayed to a good advantage.
Minature Book Cases z
Music Cabinets :: .:
Paper Racks :: :: .:
$2.50 to $6 00
$2.59 to $6.00
50c to $2.00
One of these will maks a dainty Christmas present for a lady or gentleman.
PARLOR SUITES, Upholestered corner chairs and odds and ends in chairs. v-
OUR PICTURE DEPARTMENT
finest and Showiest Pictures Ever Shown in Town
Fine Colored Camp Scenes, unframed. $1.00, Framed, $4.60
Panel Etchings, something extra fine 50 cents to $2.00
Burnt Leather Center Table Covers, California Grape patterns. $5.00
Our frames and our pictures are absolutely the finest ever shown in the city.
Christmas gifts galore at from the lowest to the highest prices. Framings
of all kinds at all pricss. ' '
ADCOOK & HARRIS,
ADAMS AVENUE 1
Red 882 .
Red 1192, i
Red 462", , '
Red 581' '
Farmer 1 94xx
Black 422 ,:- '
Red 441 '
Texas, in the fiscal eas 1906 and
1907, will pay $900,000 U. confe derate
veterans for pension;., besiJ.-s expending
$164,658 for the support of the confed
MOID TO THL I klMAkllS
The sentiment tiiat '. apavlo should
have the power In t'e t' oica of a UniU-rl
oUtes se..w. .t.j..L ...fcv.,
stronger every day. ThuLis tli j provi-iion
af the primary election law und sliould
be allowed to stand. Anji ait npt to
violate this will meet with str.v. posi
tion on the part of the masses. Cand'
Jates for the legislature who -a before
Tx(ur$on To Calihrnia
Under auspices of the Oregon Develop
ment League, leaves Portland on smcial
train January 13. -
Secretary Tom Richardson, of the Ore
gon Developement League, is very anxious
mat the state at large should be well re
presented on this excursion. The nartv
which will be composed of ladies and
gentlemen, leaves Portland at midnight
January 13. J 906. stops being made at
Sacramento, ' San Francisco. Palo Altn
San Jose, Paso. . Robles1, Santa Barbara
and Los Angeles. Special entertainment
will be accorded the Dartv at these tminte.
The rate from Portland will be $63 for
one person, which includes three meals to
be served on diner between Portland and
Sacramento, and Pullman beth to Los
Angeles. 1 A rate of $68 will be chanred
where two people occupy a double berth.
A deposit ofv $25 is necessary on each
ticket to secura reservation. Section re
servations! will be until December 26th.
This is an excellent opportunity to visit
aiitomia, as the auspices under which
t is given insures a most enjoyable out-
In. ' . .- w
The excursion is to be run only provid
ed that not less than 125 persons make
the trip. ' A1I accomodations in reference
to reservations, and to the trip in general
should be addressed to Mr. Tom Richard
son, Manager Portland Commercial Club
The Best Xmas Dinner
you ever ate is the kind we are sarvlno.
Just think of what you like test to eat
and come here and get it prefectly cook
ed and perfectly served. Each dish ap
petising in looks as wsll as smell and
THE PROOF Of THE PUDDING
is in the eating. So drop in by yourself
and pat our brands to the test After
that you will come often and bring your
r-l.-j, ... h. ..... p,, :n -wwn to a
v.... mi.... .vu i.ua .o jjjr happiness
by carving the prices as well as we do
The Model Restaurant
J. A. Aibucklr, Proprietor
ENGR A VED
VVrill w kIt 1 ca
Tbe Ohrrer ! Id a potiriou fo nffer to its patrons
a splendid hoe ot engraved Visiting lards, Wedding
Announcement and At Home Cards at prices just
tlie same as you send awav only e pay the pc stage.
Call on us and look nt our samples
THESE ARE OUR PRICE:
Fnglish 8cript cards, per 100 $2.03
French Script, very latest, per 100. ... . $3 00
hhaded Old English, per 100 $3.50
Roman, 100 cords...:..... ...........$3.00 ;
Siid Old English, 100 cards. '1 $3.00
Gothic, HO cards.... ..$2.60 ')
PiiutiDg future orders from any copper
rlate, fiO card 75c, 100 crds .$2 00
Wd ini Ii.ri'arions trom $3.00 a 100 to i
$21 u0 m i HHJ,
Pesids takinp orders for en grayed st cV, ws are
priare.lio print ail the above in the latest type"
fscee. ail Qn us before ordering. -
Ready For Business
WITH A rilLl LINE Of FEED. HAY AND CRAIN
Slater Building. ,
' JEFFERSON AVE . vl'iwain7'
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