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LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY. JANUARY 10 1907
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Washington. January 1 0. Represents-
tive McKinley, from the second district
"Mcf California, who had charge of the con
.' ' gressional party that recently visited Pan
ama on a tour of inspection, says, in re-
sard to the proere nf th wnrfe th;re
f. ..jne prs tnm8 tfoi strikes an observ-
ative visitor is the sharp contrast between
'i the methods , employed . by the French
twenty-five years tgo and those of today.
' , The American occupancy in the canal
zone and the progress of the work under
: our direction, bespeaks the fact that up-
to-date methods have 'advanced work
more rapidly than a hundred per cent
since the Frenchmen abandoned the en
terprise, and forces the conclusion that
while under French methods, the canal
was a possibility, under the American
methods its construction is a certainty.
Everywhere is spleidid activity and or
canized industry. If the President saw
L nessed. he would indeed be mere than
pleased with the progress of the momen-
LARGE TIMBER PURCHASE
(Scrlpps News Association)
Tacoma, Wash, Jan. 1 0 The Monar ;h
timber Company has purchased 100,000
acres of timber land in this state for $6,
000,000. It is calculated by the man
agement of the campany that it will take
at least fifteen years after the first log is
cut to saw the last stick in this vast tract
even if it puts'several mills in operation
and rushes the work with all possible
soeed. The panhandle of Idaho, particu
larly that portion lying between the St Joe
and St. Maries Rivers, is almost one un
broken forrest and it is in this county that
the Monarch Company has its holdings, the
timber lying adjacent to these rivers. The
erection of saw mills has been commenced
and work on the timber will be commenced
with all possible dispatch.
Czar Is Prostrate
(Scrlpps News Association)
St. Petersburg, Jan 10 The Clar is
reported to be in a state of complete
colapse. His Inability to capture assass
ins of officials and the ease with which
terrorists are able to reach their victims,
has been too much for the Czar's nerves.
"Who is next"? is the question on every
The city council passed the Gas Fran
chise ast evening; Received the report of
the Wallace-Coats Engineering Co. on
the Beaver creek project and paid their
bill for the same, which was $225.
The special water committee was in
structed to negotiate with the same firm
to secure estimates on the cost of the
installation of a complete electric light
plant for both aro and in incadescents.
The charter was gone over and the
recomendation of the La Grande Com
mercial Club considered. . The provision
of the old charter which prevented the
city becoming liable tor injuries received
by individuals was stricken out. A pro
vision providing tor an initaliva and refer
undum clause was debated and not adopt
ed. The provision of making the recorder
an exofficio justice of the peace was also
stricken out. After considerable area
ment over the manner of making pro
perty owners paying for street sprinkling
was allowed to remain as drafted.
The proposed new charter was order
ed printed and will be published in' the
Observer within a few days.
GOIDEIELD CRIES TOR MINERS
(Scrlpps News Association)
! Goldfield, Nev. Jan..l 0 There is a very
pressing netd for more miners in this
district. The demand wili be more urgent
for the next three weeks for annual work
has to ba d-ina on tundreJs of clai ms.
Fifty miners arrived from Salt Lake City
tndav but as manv as 2000 more are
' feeded in this district alor.e.
j. '.'.' HARGIS f ETE ABATED
Scrl P News Association)
V " Jackson, Ky Jan 10 Tre Hargis tria
' t f will remam in abeyance penaing the,arriva
r 'of the troops asked fnr by Judge Cirn es
V The situation is danger ilis and everybody
' is attending the trail armed to the teeth.
Chub Prescot who was charged with
larcency from a store was arrainged before
Justice Hough yesterday afternoon. He
waived examination and was placed under
BANK BUYS BONDS
The Eastern Oregon Trusts and Sav
ings bank has purchased the bonds is
sued by the city of Wallowa. Wallowa
has bonded itself to erect a watering
REVIVALS AT PEKDLET01
The pastors of Baker City. La Grande
and Pendleton have assembled at the
later's city and beginning with tonight
thev will unite in holding revival' services
in the baptist church at Pendieton.
Some time ago a serifal meeting was
held in Baker City, and s- on after com
pleting the meetings at Pendleton the
three ministers named will come" to La
Grande for a two weeks' service.
Rev. C. Para Secor of Baker City
passed thru the city this morning to
Pendleton where he will remain during
the Baptist revival meetings which are
in progress there.
lcrlpps Nfs Association)
Albany. Jan 10 The presence of Mur
phey here has a significance that is not
lost on ths Democrats of the state and
county. Democratic members in the leg
islature say it means that Murphey is now
the undisputed leader of the Democrat) c
party in the state of New York, and at the
next Democratic national convention, the
Tammany chief will have a strong voice
in the election of the presidential nominee.
Politicians say that Murphey before
After two weeks off for the holidays,
Contractor Wiggers is again at work on
the round house-, and this morning the
sound of the hammer and saw was again
heard. About twelve carpenters are at
work completing the roofing. All steel
gitders are in piace and all attention is
now being paid to the mumpulator of the
primitive tools. , i. .v
Two carloads of heating equipment s
have arrived for the new power house
The shipment includes some of the piping
and the entire furnace The building In
which these equipments will be placed is
not vet under construction, but ere long,
the contractors will begin the erection of
a suitable brick structure just east of the
new round house where the heating plant
will be installed and from whance will
come the motive power for the new round
house. 1 he smoke stacks that will be in'
serted in the round house roof have also
arrived and will be placed as soon as the
ro.if is finished.
The Recorder's court is occupied this
afternoon with the trial of the city vs
R R Kelly, charged with resisting an of
ficer. A number of witnesses are being
examined on both sides.
It took over five minutes more than two
halves to decide which of the two high
school basketball teams were the super
ior. , Last evening at the Commercial Club
the teams struggled for the supremacy
and the Whites were successful. Miss
McMurray started the scoring machine
for the Blues by a field goal which in turn
was followed by a free throw that went
true. The Blues appeared to be easy
winners. Toward the end of the first
half, Jessie Green got a fiee throw for
goal and hit the mark. Then by skillful
throwing of free throws she gradually
brot the Whites unpleasantly close to the
Blues. In the second half, the aggress
jve was reversed and instead of the ball
being he'd in the Blues territory, it was
almost continually in the neighborhood of
the Blues' goat. When the game was over
the score stood six all, and Referee Chil
ders announcsd that the first team which
made two pdihts in contmudus piaying
would be the winners. Altho tired and
weary, the girls went at- the third
session with renewed vigor and exhibited
some excellent playing. Again did a foul
score one for the Blues, for Miss McMur
ray tossed the ball- true. . A repetition of
the trick and the Blues would have won,
but the opportunity never presented it
self for the reason the Whites were sx
tremely careful rot to foul, and it was
not long until Jessie Green, for the Whites.
ended the game by throwing a beautiful
field goal, making the score eight to seven
in her team's favor. All the girls played
an excellent game, but Jessie Green and
Hattie McMurrav easily starred in the
goal throwing group.
I Happy Week isjmakin sHng jlwppcrs
! Smiling.shcppers reflect the happy spirit which predominates every corner of the
jfeorl The aisles are filled with happy snoppers, completely surrounueu uy ud.rgd.1113,
IT CONDITIONS ARE AS REPORTED
If there is 550 H. P. of. water in
Beaver Creek, and it can be depended on
12 montns in the year, as has been re
ported by the City Engineer of La Grande
with the support of water of Sheep Creek
and Rock Creek, that will add materially
to the flow of good pure water adding
numerous other little feeders on the
course of a ditch from the present point
of deversion from the proposed Pipe line
toihe City of La Grande, the Ditch that
I have in view would cost when completed
Dam, Headgates, flumes and right of
way, bridges, 'overflow Gates, Sand Pits
Fencing and numerous other appliances
to make the ditch a reliable one in every
respect, the Ditch should be large enough
to carry 1000 Miners Inches of water.
Estimated Cost $1 10.000.
This would furnish the City with a
quality of water as good as ary City on
uis Cui, tin above cost mignt oe equal
ly divided with the Goanda Ronde Electric,
Co., on the following basis:'
The Grande Ronde - Electric Co. to
furnish 60 of the Construction expense
The pipe line down the hill from the
Morgan Lake reservoir to the present
Power Station the reservoir for storage
purposes and in case of a ditch break or
a frozen up period which would likely
occur in the extreme cold weather during
a period of about o days, and during
that time Morgan Lake would hold sufflic-
ient water to supply the City and furnish
1000 H. P. daily.the City to furnish 60
of the Ditch Construction and take the
water from the present Power House and
divert it to any use for City purposes for
Drinking,. irrigation, sewer and free fount
The question may arise that Morgan
Lake is not a fit place to store water far
domestic purposes. ,
1 he reader will observe that there would
be 1000 miners inches of water flowing
thru the Lakes for at least nine months
in the year. This would purify equally
as well as a constant flowing Creek,
This surplus wat.r can ba sold and dis
nosed of to the dry farms in the near
community after the City and Power Co,
has used the water t o the extent of all its
energy. Thie method -:wontd iertaWe -thf
Citizens to get good water very cheap,
As you will observe the City will be at an
an expense not exceeding $56,000 where
as under the present estimate, the propos
ed Beaver Creek Pipe line will cost $164
626. This shows a saving of S99.626.00
to $100,000.00 and having a great man
more privileges than the City would en
joy with their expensive and costly
The Grande Ronde Electrio Co. will
derive a like bentflt and they would fur
nish their customers with cheap light and
power at considerably lower rates than
under the present conditions, and in. this
way the citizens will derive a double
benefit, cheap water and cheap lights.
Grande Ronde Electric Co.
(Scrlpps News Association)
Pittsburg. Pa. Jan 1 0 The scenes at
the morgue this morning were pathetic.
The building is beseiged by relatives
the unfortunate men who lost their uvea
in uie ci'iMs lurnace catesiropne last,'
night. So far, only seven deaths are rt-
ported, but it is believed that several ',.
bodies are buried beneath : the slowly
cooling debris. Twenty-three of the
forty men that worked in the vicinity of
the explosion, are unaccounted for. una ,
body was found this morning. burned be- ;
yond recognition. No one but the coroner .
allowed within the doors because ot
the horrible condition ' of the victims.
Even relatives cannot view the bodies. 4
SOUTHERN WINDS BENEEICIAL
L F Massee is in receipt of a letter
from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H S
Massee, who went to Southern California
recently, saying that the warm winds
about Los Angeles are proving beneficial
to Mrs. Massee's failing health. They
spent a few days in Oakland but found
that air not suitable, and continued their
' trip to Los Angeles. Altho there but a
short time, Mrs. Massee feels a slight im
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coveted articles priced within reach of every woman's purse.
No need to think of economy, we have done that for you happily.
A smiling shopper becomes a loyal customer. We want your friend to Jearn of the
spirit of our "happy week" " , '
If they have not attended this sale, there is still time. New bargains are added
dailv and are conducive of the most appreciative smiles.
And there is a practical side to the smile to buy exactly what you want at your
own price makes shopping a joy and makes possible the jollity of our "Happy week".
A happy bargain makes a merry buyer. Come - Its smiling time this week.
" , ADDED TO OUR BARGAIN LIST
All millinery in street and trimmed hats
go for a smile and a few pennies, we still
have a good selection, especially in the
$5 to $8.50 values
All Hats priced to $3.00
go at 1.98
go at 2 98
Thone Black 1301
Vergerc No. 32
At a regular meeting of Crescent O range
No. 547. Saturday, January 6th, at Alicel
the following Crystal and Crescent
Granges were jointly Installed:
CRYSTAL GRANGE NO. 547
S. L.J3rooks W M; A R Hill, Overseer;
Mrs Lottie McG old rick. Lecturer; Wm
Ruckman, Stewart; John Wells, Ast
Stewart; Henry McGoldr.ck, Champlain
Mrs Lizzie Ruckman, Treasurer; J A
Gaskill, Secretary; Isac M Schilling. Gate
keeper: Mrs Isabella Schilling, Ceres;
Mrs Katie Parker, Pomowa: Mrs Jennie
Gsskill' Fiora; Miss Pearl Schilling, Laoy
Time of meeting IstSiturday 1 p. m
3rd Thursday 7 p. m.
. CRESCENT GRANGE NO. 5S7
R F Case. W M; James Moss, Overseer
Mrs Etha Wallsmgor' Lecturer; Mrs Celia
Playle, Secretary; L L McKennon, Traar.
B F Van Houisen Stewart; Thomas
Wallsinger, As't Stewart; Mrs M F Van
Houisen. Lady As't: Stewart M.ss Pearl
Edwards MrsFlora Jane Mosa, Ceres;
Mrs Kidwell Pomowa; L R Ledbetter
Time of meeting 1st and 5rd Fridays
7 p. m.
An excellent luncheon was served at
noon. Good roads and other important
subjects were discussed.
(Hcrlpi New AwMiiadun (
London Jan. 10-Advices here shew that
earthquake shocks were felt in several
points in Europe last night.
Stockholm. Swed.,Jan. 10 -Two earth
quake shocks were felt in this courry
last night. At Arvika. Mollerud and
StromsUd. the houses rocked.
Christiana Nor., 10 -Earthquake sh-cks
were fe t here this morning, ca jsing much
alarm. Other Norway towns report Ihe
sarr e facts.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 10 Earthquake
shock were felt here this morning. No
damage was dona.
Powder Plant 2 txpiccles 1
(Scrlpps News Association) ' -
Holidaysburg. Pa., January 10. The
plar.t of the Standard Powder Compan ' '
at Horral station, four miles -from here -
was destroyed by an explosion thie morn- C
ing. ' No lives were lost. The explosion '
was caused by a fire which started in one
of the buildings, causing a hundred thous-
and dollar damage. The report was '
heard for twenty-five miles and at a dis- .
tance of fine mile from the scene, houses ;
were wrecked, The fire, during the fore- ?
noon kept eating its way toward the store I
houses where are kept five thousand kegs ;j
of powdef and four car loads of dynamite.
Later in the day the wind swerved and 4
the store houses are apparently saved.
Inhabitant of the valley are fleeing to, the t
ti lls for shelter. 'Jf. I
President Yields SliiUMy
(Scrlpps Nsws Association)
Washington, Jan. 1 0. President Roos-
evelt may modify his order dismissing the n
colored troops of the twenty-fifth infant-
ry, by eliminating that portion which pro-
hibits the discharged soldiers ever obtain- ;
ing civil employment under the govern-
ment. Adyisors have informed Roosevelt
that he exceeded his authority. . .
Poison Wild Animals -
(Hcrlpps Npwh Association)
Denver, Jan 10-Backed by
raisers of the Rocky Mountain districts a
bit has been introduced ir. the legislature
asking that the government ' permit
poisoning of vicious animals to - protect
livestock. The movement has extended
into other states.
' :. if- -
Stockton (oal Famine
lH'-rl.. News AMorlallou)
Stockton Jan. 10 The coal dealers
assert there is not enough ci al in the local
yards to Inst the city, two weeks and
claim to be unable to get more. T!:e
gas comoany says that unless it gets more
fuel withm a week the plant will close
down and the city lights go out.
8rr!ili N"ws Association)
Galveston, Tex., Jan 10 Wholesale
swind es, by duplicate bills of lading on
cotton, have b:en worked on Texas
roads. The Santa Fe was caught for
SI 60,000 and the Southern Pacific,
Rock Island and Frsco roads were
caught for $100,000 each. The deals
corsumated in the interior of the cotton
points and bills of lading were realized
at b nds all of awhich advanced the
money last niRht.
(Scrlpps News A iclatlon)
San FranciscgJ Jnn. 10 The condition
of Archbishop Montgomery is wjrse thie
i morning and, his rscovery is not expected
are points of merit
that belong to our
don't go away hnn
gry. and what you
get builds you up
' and don't cause
are two things v
one ever complains
of, and that is our
food and our prices
THE MODEL RESTAURANT ;
J. A. Arbuckle Proprietor
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C. D. Huffman, Deputy
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