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" DR. A. L. RICHARDSON
v Phys;cia and Suroecn
1. Office over Hi'.l's Drug Store.
Office Phone 1562 f Residence Main 68
MOLITOR M. D.
ytHYSICIAH AND SUROIOH
"" Cor. Adams .venue and Depot St
, Office Main 68 Residence Main 68
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Lewie Building, opposite Sommer
. Office hours, 1 to 4., 7. to 8. p.
Phone Main IV , .
BACON & HALL "
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Office in Foley Building, Phone Main
C. T. Bacon residence, Main 18
X . M, K. Hall residence. Main 52
CHARLES E. HAWKE. M. D.
. . ' Physician Surgeon
pffice Phnne Red 1251
"Residence Phone Black 851
Office in Sommer Building ,
I REAVIS BROS '
DENTISTS ' -
Office Sommer Building
Office Black 61 ? t f Residence 1171
...-..".. ,' , ',., DENTIST,,, ..
Office over Hill's Drug Store
, LA Grande, - - -Oregon
DKS. BIGGEkS & B1GGERS:
" ' Pujeioiane and Snrtitoii
O W Blnert. M. D. Om. L. Blfferi, M. p
Offlc Black 1321 RmldcDet Main 80 .
:oe' K-Mon BulMlng over J. M. BairT'i
, More. Nxldwe on Hadltoa AVo, etooan
- Root vest oT'ork-tt tmldeaeo. Or. G. W Bigger
LaQRANDK - OREGON ;
PromKul oallb promptly alteadcd I"
' t . day i ovrtik
A VETERINARY SURGEON
, DR. P. A. CHARLTON
; VETERINARY SURGEON
Office at Hill's Drugstore, La Grande Or
' Residence Phone Red, 701
Office Phone 1561 , Farmer Line 68
J ; ,
DR. "W. T. bOWNES
.VETERINARY SUROEON AND DENTIST
Leave orders at Red Residence Cor
'Cross Brua Store 6th and 1st St
I CRAWFORD & CRAWFORD
LA ORANDI , ".' - " OREOOON
" 't Office in Foley Building i
;;. J. W. KNOWLES
Attorney . and Counsellor at Law
, Office in Ralston Building s
La Grande, Oregon.
H.T.Williams A. Cx Williams
' attornbys-at-law .
Office in Ralston Building
La Grande. Oregon
L. A. PICKLER
Civil. Mining, Irrigation Engineering
Estimate. Plan, and Speoifi
cations.. Office in Foley Bldg.
La Grande. Oreoon
Terrific Race With Death.
"Death was fast approaching." writes
Ralph F. Fernandez,' of Tampa, Fla de-
v ribing hi fearful race with death, "a
..Vtult of liver trouble and heart dis
ease, which had robbed m of sleep and
' of all interest in life. 1 had tried many dif
ferent doctor and several medicine, but
got no benefit until I began to us Elec
trie Bitter. So wonderful wa their ef
feet that in three days I felt like a new
man, and today I am cured of all my
trouble." Guaranteed at Newlin' Drug
store ;pric 60c. '
.' L? SMITH .
Rates One cent a word, one-half a
cant a word each subsequent inser
tion. Classified- adds bring quick re
sells. Try one today
FOR. RELIABLE ABSTRACTS OF
TITLES go to the La Grande Invest-',
ment Company, La Grande, Ore., in
FOR SALE The A. V. Oliver, four loU
on Jefferson Avenue. . including plat
form scales, one hundred and ten foot
porch running back to railroad track
G. H. Powers, the Minnesota land man..
WANTED A young man can secure
employment in store in La Grande on
conditions. Call at Observer office.
FORTY ACRE TRACT" of ground near
La Grande, for rent with good build
ings, and fine toil.- Price from Dec. 1st
1905 to March 1st. 1907, $225. La
Grande Investment Co.
REAL ESTATE LOANS-Any amounts
on city and country real estate. Loans
closed promptly, as soon as title is ap
. proved. La Grande Investment Com-
- PANY . ... ' .
TO LET A nice suit of furnished rooms
can be arranged for light housekeep
ing. Apply to Mrs. C. R. Thornton.
LOST Dragon, stick pin with a diamond
and pearl setting. Finder please re
turn to Dr. F. E. Moore and receive re-
FOR RENT C. J. McLean house on
Washington Avenue. Call ' up Phone
i Red: 1712. i V '
rvK Ktix I .simail house furnished eom-
"plete for house keeping." Inquire, af An-
rew'sStor v- - -y--
" . LCD JE DIRECTORY
EA'dLES L Grande Aerie 259 F. O.
E. meets every Friday night in Fedmen
Hall, Lewi Buildingat 8 p. m. Visiting
brethren invited to attend.
J. E. Pollock, W. S.
J. A. Matott, W. P. .
I. 0. O. F. La Grande Lodtre No. 16.
meets in their hall every Saturday night
Visiting brothers cordially invited to at
tend. Cemetery plat may be seen at
Model Restaurant James Moss, N. G.
1. R. Snook, Sec. '''..
STAR ENCAMPMENT. No. 81. I. O.
O. F. Meet every first and third Thurs
days in the month in Odd Fellows hall.
Visiting patriarch always welcome,
I. K. Snook. C. P.
Edmond Robinson, Scribe.
EASTERN STAR. O. E. S.-Hod
Chapter No. 15 meets the second and
fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:50
m. in Masonic Temple.
Mertie Aldrich. W. M.
Mary A. Warnick, Sec.
M. W. A.-U Grande Camp Noi 7705
meets every first and third Wednesday
of the month at I. 0. . O. F. hall. All
visiting neighbor are cordially invited to
attend. E. Reislahd. V. C.
John Hall, Clerk.
FORESTERS "OF AMERICA Court
Maid Marion No. 22 meete each Thurs
day night in 1. O. R. M. hall. Brother
are invited to attend.
Chas. Bartmess. Chief Ranker.
C. S. Williams, Fin. $ec. v ,.
poard or l rustees Dr. u. L Bigger.
John Hall and Herbert Pattison.
FRIENDSHIP TENT No. 81, K. 0. T.
M. Meets second and third Wednesday
rch month in I. O. 0.' F. hall.- Visiting
night welcome. - ""t--
U. 1. T aiSENBERUER, UJITI.
Mox Block, Record Keeper.
L.O. T. M. HIVE No. 27. Meet every
first and third Thursdays in the after
noon at the 1. O. O. F. hall. All visiting
ladies are welcome.
Lady Pouter. Commander.
Hazel Barnes, Recording Secretary.
B. P. 0. E.. U GRANDE LODGE No,
453 Meet each Thursday evening at
eight o clock 10 fcJks hall, on Adams Ave
nue, visiting Brothers are cordially in
vited to attend.
F. S. Ivanhoe. Exalted Ruler.
G. E. McCully, Recording Secretary.
LA - GRANDE ' LODGE No. 169.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD Meet
2d and 4th Thursday of each month in
the 1. 0. 0. F. hall over postofflc All
visiting member welcome.
w. w. berry, uontut uommanaer,
J. K. Wright, Clerk.
, Fall vegetable of all kind at
the lowest current ' prices. Our
apples are especially full from
60c to $1.00 a box. E dollar
box get you the best apple to
found in town.
Watch for our new wagon which
goes by your door daly.
SEATTtE grocery company
ZUNDEL '& LAWSON.
Brick furnished in any quantty or any
style. No contract tco sirall or to
( r V i
rf our pressed
La l-raude. Oregon.
To the editor of the Obserwer.
In your issue of last Thursday the fol
lowing article appeared under ths head
of County Court Proceedings:
"The application of Turner Oliver and
wife asking the court to make . an order
authorizing the sheriff to a:c:pt pay
ment of taxes after the same had become
delinquent and for him to take a sheriff s
credit for the penalty and interest was
T.iis was copied in other papers in the
county and the writer has been question
ed about it several times and takes ttys
method of setting himself right before
the people of the county.
The item is misleading in that I had no
application to the County Court to have
the sheriff take credit for penalty and in
terest on taxes that were delinquent
1 never allow my taxes to become delin
quent The facts are simply these: Un
der our law one, half the taxes may be
pid on or before the first Monday of
April and the other on half can be paid
on or before the first Monday in October.
The first half of my taxes wa paid and
the second half was due on the first Mon
day in October. On that day I appeared
at the sheriff s office for the purpose ' of
paying the same, the tmouht being $ 1 92,-
6 -11 .... . . . -..
- v, . ui uttjr vi wi
Circuit Court and I had business before
the Court I waited, some time at the
Sheriffs office but there were a Urge
number of people ahead of me and await
ing their' turns, and I went on up to the
court room and attended to business
there. At about noon I came down stair
and went again to the sheriff's office but
found it locked up. ' In the afternoon I
went again to the court house for the
purpose of paying these taxes and also
attending to some business before the
Board of Equalization. I ..went to the
sheriffs office and found a number of
people ahead of m still and then went to
the room where the Board of Equaliza
tion wa in session. As soon as I got
through with the Board I returned to the
Sheriff office and found it locked up.
1 do not know whether it wa five o'clock
yet or not but Circuit Court wa (till in
session and so was the Board of Equali
zation, and the -custom in the past has
been for the sheriffs office at least to
keep open while court is in session, but
the office was locked and the sheriff
On Wednesday I was at the court
house and finding the sheriff office open
stepped in with the checks to pay 'my
taxes. The sheriff refused to receive it
for the alleged reason that it should have
been paid on Monday. ," He had not finish
ed writing receipt for taxes paid and did
not finish for several day thereafter.
and he knew as well as I that the fault
wa hi and not, mine that the taxes
were ot paid on Monday.
I tendered him the taxes again and he
refused to take it I then called on M. A.
Harrison, county judge, and gave him the
check for , my taxes a a tender into
county court Harrison want to tee Pen-
ington and returned saying Pehington re
hired to take the taxes and I filed an af
This being on or about the tenth anni
versary of our club, Mrs. Lyle, whose day
it happen to be, wished me to gather a
few not of a reminiscent nature, I being
one of the charter member.
I find, by reference to the minutes of
our earliest meeting, Miss Bessie Henry
being secretary, that there were fourteen
charter member and thirty-four name
enrolled the first year. The club cam
into being at the residence of Mr. Lyle,
who wa elected it first president, and
ha occupied the chair many- time. She
ha mothered us from the beginning, being
always anxious for our welfare and giv
ing u much thought and not a little ar
duous work. Referring to our year-book,
of an early date, I find that much good
work has been don, and music, by finest
composer, rendered. In consequence,
this ha broadened our mind by bringing
us, thus, in touch with theme calculated
to elevaU and cultivate our tastes along
musical line. In those early day w
were wont to meet at private hornet, and
finally began the practice of doing to al
phabetically. This plan continued until
the present commodiou and comfortable
building wa erected by the Commercial
Club. The board kindly allowed u the
use of this cosy room, which, however.
w have outgrown, but hope to be able to
nlarge, in the near future, by mean of
folding door between this room and th
club library. In ten years, many active
and talented member have removed to
other place, but we have been singularly
fidavit in the county court setting up the
facts and asking the court to make an
ordsr requiringthe sheriff to accept my
taxes as o f October . 2d. I felt that the
county court ought to make this order
and felt that the sheriff was perpetra
ting an outrage upon me in refusing to
take my money and returning my taxes
as delinquent I did not ask any favor
but simply a square deal and I felt that
any exaction mere than this cn the part
of either sheriff or court was as dishonest
as it was technical. The court pretend
ed that if it made the order requested it
might be setting a "precedent" and pre
tended to be very sorry that the .sheriff,
forsooth, should desire to cinch me for
$55 . extra under such circumstances.
The court denied my petition and I paid
to the sheriff $228.62, be'ng $192.85
honestly due and $55.58 graft
I resent the action especially because
there is hardly a term of county court
when the court does not "knock off'. a
large amount of taxes and penalties le
gally and legitimately charged to people
w,io habitually neglect to pay their taxes
and to outside corporation.
.On March 5. 1905, there wa charged
up to the 0. R. & N. railway company
$24,664.44 ' as taxes legitimately and
aguisiij ummw lor uie year lu,
and the county court made and entered
an order directing the sheriff to accept
$18,476.81 and to give the railroad com
pany receipt . in full. . This order has" not
yet been signed by either commissioner
but the sheriff gave receipt and took
credit a directed. I would like to know
what divine 'right the railroad company
ha to get (v lower proportionate assess
ment than the plain citizen, or by what
magic influence it can induce our county
court to rebate $6,187.65 in one year
when the court "cannot see hi way
clear" to prevent an unjust exaction of
$56 from a plain citizen.';
On June 9. 1905, the Ibex Land Co.,
of Portland, had 240 acre of land in
(hi county which had been told nine
time for taxes. The right of redemption
had expired and the court had a right to
sell the land which the county owned.
The aggregate taxes against thii land
due and unpaid were $206.06, but statu
tory charge for redemption, "at the time
it could have been redeemed, would have
made the aggregate more than $500,
and yet on that data the court made an
order directing that $100 be received in
full payment of these taxes.
' I believe that in such cases as these
every cent due to the county should be
collected and could have been collected,
1 do not believe that any unjust taxes
should be exacted from the railroad com
pany or other corporations, but I do be
lieve that all corporation. Including the
railroad company, chould b required to
pay taxes at the same rat as local peo
ple, arid I believe, also, that a law ought
to be passed by the legislature making it
a felony for any public officer to accept
a pass from a" railroad company , during
his term of offlc. Respectfully,
' Turner Oliver.
La Grande, Oregon, December 20, 1906
by the death angel. I refer to Mr. Rob
ert Smith.whom to know wa to love. She
wa a woman of si charming personality
and gave us' substantial aid in many
ways and was an active member, her
name occurring frequently on our pro-
grammes, both at th piano and1 in th
mandolin club. Th chastening hand of
the All-Wise One has touched many of
ue. causing sorrow and loneliness to be
our portion. ' W have always expreesed
our deepest sympathy to all such, and so
have wept with those who weep. On of
our charter member lie at this time on
a bed of sickness, and we must not forget
to remember her with any little kindness
(n our power.
Wedding bell have rung quit merrily
many time among us, and heartiest
wishes for happiness have been showered
upon our blushing bride.
Hi royal highness, th Stork, hat (top
ped in upon ut not "too many, many
timet," and visited m om of these home
bringing that greatest of blessing, the
pure, sweet child life.to bless and intensify
th wedded blis of those so fortunate
as to be In his favor. And to, for us,
he usual amount of light and' shad ha
This, th beginning of our second de
cade, finds us well equipped for future
work. W have a prosperous and har
monious corps of club workers, with an
efficient board of officers, and many tai
ented members being constantly added to
our roll call.
remunerative feature was inaugurated last
year. I refer to the open meetings, held
quarterly. They act as a stimulus to us.
and afford our friends an opportunity to
note our growth, musically. . I must, not
forget, also, to mention the numerous re
citals given by the club, complimentary.
The numbers appearing on those programs
are of such a character that we may take
pardonable pride in recalling them. And,
again, we have been frequently invited to
assist at public functions by contributing
both vocal and instrumental music the
farmers' and the teachers' institutes held
in our city being some of these occasions
About two years ago it occurred to some
of us that lustre could be added to our
club name and due honor shown our
mother, by partial change of the same.
and so we are now known ae "The Lyle
Tuesday Musicale. Do not you agree
with me that we have just reason to con
gratulate ourselves, as a club, and voice
the sentiment of venerable old Rip Van
Winkle in aying, "Long may w live und
The following ladies have filled the
president' chair. Mr. Lyle, Mr. Robert
Smith, Mr. Dr. Richardson, and Miss
Kirk is the present. incumbent
Since writing the foregoing article I
find that the late lamented Mrs. Bodmer
was an associate member of the club.
We. with the whole community were
grief stricken at her sudden demise. '
' - ' ' A. M. S.
STRAYED There i at my place a red
steer between on and two year - old.
branded 1 1 on right hip, swallow fork
on right and wallow bit on reft ear,
WANTED At one giri for housework
Good wag. Inquire at this offlc
or J. W. Scriber.
I5C INSTEAD Of 5C ;
Bound books, 400 title, 15c each tee
our window, Newlin Druo Co,
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For the Gentlemen
No Christmas present is more acceptable to a
smoker than a box of choice cigars. We have
them in boxes containing 12, 15 and 25 cigars, for
60c to $3.00 per box ;
. . Gifts for smokers
Beautiful line of Meersthaum pipes and cigar hold
ers and Briar pipes, . either plain pr gold , mounted.
A nice box of Lowney's
BARGAIMS IN XMAS
I have purchased a full line of
drummers samples. Guaranteed
goods at bargain prices.
Rings - - $2.50 to $8.00
Chains - - $2.50 to $6.00
Hatpins - - .80 to $1.80
Charmes - .75 to $2.60
Cuff Links - . ,75 to $2.B0
Other pieces too "numerous t
JAMES FAPQUHARSON. Prop.
Coaiplt amnrtBiaol ul '
WINES, LIQUORS :
Cold lunches and mixed drinks a
specialty. Fair and impartial
treatment to all. You are invited
to call and get acquainted. ' J
Blue Front Saloon
& THORSQN, Proprietor.
, W tun tTAtfltUd ,4
, 'inTr'Mt turt - domestic
?t: 'je a 1 lui:1! at all hour.
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CHAi. ANDEWON r?
WINES, I IQU0RS
; AND CIGARS
Al way on hand.
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CHRIS WRIGHT. Prop.
V IM ES. LIQUORS
Gentlemen always fc'tkom
ULRJCI. LOTTtS, Prop.
WINES, LIQ1 OKS
' Imported and Domestic.
Tfrtoa Avenue, OrH" srav(
candies, all sizes
blessed, in that but on ha been claimed
A very enjoyable, and, in passing, re-