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LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 28 1907
1 ME OH
Thru th secretary of the Socialist
Local No. I. of this city Miyir SdJard
received a challenge to meet the Sociafis
cantfaye for Mayor in joint discussion
upontne "Usjesof the city election." Mr.
Stoddard in order to designate what
might be termed the issue made a reply
as to the issues upon which he might con
sider the proposition of joint discussion.
What the result may be will be made
Muui,uiiiuuma. we herewith submit
the Original challenge and Mr. Stoddard's
Local La Grande No. 1,
Feb. 24. 1907.
Mr. J. B. Stoddard
: Dear Sir. You are respectfully requested,
as a candidate for Mayor, to meet with
our candidate, Mr. A. Paul, for the pur
pose of discussing publicly the issues in-
; solved in the coming city election.
. Time and place to be mutually agreed
upon-ji each party to pay one third of
Hogng for an early reply 1 am,
) Bird F. Lewis, Secty.
matters of issue in this discussion.
PLATrORM AND POLICY OF J
La Grande, Oregon. Feb, 27, 1907
Mr. Bird F. Lewis, secty.,
Local La" Grande. No. I
Your communication, delayed in transit,
just received which purports to be a chal
lenge to aeoaie tne issues or the coming
city election with your candidate for the
office of mayor. Captain A. M. Paul.
, I am not familiar with the code duello
sufficient to state positively what the
Vules, but I think the party challenged
ftjgg right to choose the weapons and
C5 tune and place of meeting. It is not
kltar to my mind what the issues of the
ioming city election are. as 1 only know
if gas, question that has been clearly put
iswe and that is stated in the following
ords, and will be placed on the ballot:
Shall the council of the city of La
i r i . . i i .
uranae, vregon, do auinonzea 10 issue
ind negotiate $160,000 additional bonds
bf said citv for the DurDose of construct
ing a pipe line from Beaver creek to the
city reservoir, and to pay for the prelim
inary survey and for the services of con
suiting arid constructing engineers." If
this is an issue I am for the affirmative.
The candidates may be an issue, but that
is only a question of who gets the most
Unfortunately 1 have r.o party organiza
tion behind me and no private secretary
to attend to my correspondence and to ar
range preliminaries for me, and nobody to
put up the money for the expenses of a
joint debate. I am just a poor lona sheep
strayed or stolen from the fold, and my
shepherd has not rounded me up. The
independant candidate for the office of
mayor is considerably at a disadvantage
when it comes to hiring a hall to hear
himseif talk when it is so much cheaper
to use the columns of the newspaper, that
have never cost me anything for all the
speils 1 have made. And I think the
paper will reach more people than a man's
voice will in a hall. 1 made my opening
address Tuesday evening on the question
of water works and bonding the city as
stated above. The columns of the papar
are open to your candidate to answer any
propositior that 1 advocated.
But aside from all this, I am willing tc
meet your candidate if a question can be
agreed upon, and stated in exact words,
and each contestant be required, accord
ing to the rules of the debate, to stick
strictly to the subject. A chairman, agree
able to all parties, competent to conduct
the proceedings of a joint debate, who will
be required to rule on all points of order,
to be selected, and that the decisions of
this chairman govern all proceedings.
It is possible that we might be . able to
give a show that would be worth the
price of admission, and after paying ex-
pens, s there might be a "raked off" from
the gate receipts to go by percentage to
the winner and the second best.
I will state in a brief and comprehen
sive form as to matters of public policy
that I think will work to the best interests
of the people and the city of La Grande,
and any questions that do not affect the
city's business, I do not think can be made
1 st I am in favor of the adoption of
the new charter, the revision and codiflc
cation of the ordinances, and the publica-ati-n
cf Charier and Ordinances in book
2nd I am for the bonding the city in
the sum of $160,000 to bring the water
ot Beaver Creek to the city reservoir.
5rd 1 shall advoc ts the construction
of a first class sewer system and to sell
ten year installment bonds, secured to tie
city, by liens on abutting property.
4th I am in favor qf improving street
.on the same ten ear installment bonding
system, or allowing the ptople to pay if
6th I am still advocating the open
lawns, marginal parks, 20 ft. curb lines,
cement sidewalks and the improvement
and beautifying of city parks.
6th I wish the $30,000 of redeema
ble water works bonds refunded at a
saving of one per cent per annum intar-st.
7th I want the City put on cash basis
by refunding the outstanding warrant in
the general fund by issuing time warrants
payabi. at a stated time, and a t a fixed
rate of interest.
8th I am for a strict accounting of all
city omcers, and for books of account
records, and forms and methods of doing
me city Business tnat will be a ; comp ete
check on all transactions and will show
the condition of the city affairs at all
9th I am for the management of the
city water worKs so that it will get the
benefit cf al! credits due it whether the
water is used by the city or sold to con
sumers, and have it run as a separate
department with a manager in charge
under a bond, and that said manager at
tends to the businss the same as if he
were working for a private corporation,
1 0th 1 stand for the fire department to
to erratic and vindictive prosecution.
12th 1 am against all forms of "graft'
and if elected to succeed myself will use
all means in my power tc bring offender
to jjstice. ; J ,
13th I m far an economical adminis
tration -of affairs and wilt guard well the
treasury and reduce the burden of taxa
tion by hoping the water works pay its
own way out of rent Instead of by a
special leviof $3000 a ha been the
custom. V .
14th I will exert every effort to bring
about any and all of those propositions,
and will do whatever I think is legal and
right to protect the people' interests,
make theburden as light a possible, and
try to preserve the peace, dignity,- health
and good order of the city.
In this connection I wish to explain
bonding proposition for the improvement
of street 'and construction of sewer.
This plan ha been adopted by many cities
for the reason that it relieves the people
of excessive taxation immediately on the
completion of the improvement and dis
tribute the burden though a period of ten
year, requiring tha property owner who
i affected by the improvement to pay the
equal installments. The harden, especially
on the construction of sewer, ha been
found to work a great hardship and some
times acts in ne nature of confiscation if
the council en.orces the collection of the
whole assessment at once.
Mr. Paul stated in his address last night
that I refused to meet him to discuss the
issues of the Coming city election. It does
not appear by the foregoing letter that 1
refused but 1 did state as follows: "I am
willing to meet your candidate if a ques
tion can be agreed upon, stated in exact
words, and each contestant be required,
according to the rules of debate to stick
strictly to the subject, end a chairman to
be selected whose decisions on points of
order will govern the proceedings."
1 propose to state the question in exact
Resolved: That the foregoing platform
MONMOUTH AND DRAIN
ARE NOW PEHNYLESS
(Obnrver Special) account of having no fund for running
Salem Fab 28 Governor Chamberlain expenses. Tha vetoe is a sensational and
today vetoed the bill carrying appropria- scorching arraignment of the legislature
tion for the state normal schools at Drain for cowardice and a flagrant violation of
and Monmouth. , the right of tha dod1.
i ne ccnooi win be forced to close on
HOUSE fAVORS SUBSIDY
(Ocrtppe Ne Association)
Washington, Feb. 28. A test vot in
the House today showed the strength of
the House on the subsidy bit. The vot
was 127 for to 1 12 against.
EXPOSITION BUI PASSES
(Scrlpps New Association)
' Washington Feb 28 The Senate
afternoon passed .the
Pacific exposition bill.
INQUIRY STILL ON
Sorlpps News Association)
New York. Feb 28 S M Felton presi
dent of the Chicago and Alton and C W
Hillard comptroler of the Long Island
were witnesse , before the Interstate Com
mere Commisuion this morning.
The day wae taken up with tha test-
mony of hug stock transfer and opera
tion of these two roads. The hearing of
the manipulations by Harriman will bo
be put on a better working basis, and that and policy of J. B. Stoddard, candidate
certain sums of money be paid for ser- j for mayor, will promote the general wel
vices and not merely given as a donation fare, protect the people's interests and in
11th I am for an eqaitable and just sure the growth and improvement of the
administration of the laws, and opposed city." J. B. Stoddard.
THAW (ASE (ONIIES
pr the Lcnton Season
Two would-be wanderers on the earth,
wnose parents reside In Pendleton, were
arrested this afternoon by Chief Rayburn
and brought before Recorder Snook. The
boys were found idling near tha depot
Before the court, the boys, for they were
only fourteen and fifteen, told their story
They had run away from their homes and
reached La Grande by riding over the
mountains in box cars. Their supper, and
breakfast had been supplied with forty
Telephone instructions from Pendleton
said that the boys should be returned, to
Pendleton on this evening' train. The
Recorder dwelt out some advice to the
boys which they will likely remember
before he gave instructions that they be
held in the city jail until the arrival of
the west bound train.
On the threshold of the jail the boyi
offered a tearful plea for freedom avow
.ng that they would be at tha station at
train time. Two thoroughly scared and
repentent boys left the court room, it
safe'to predict that they have been cured
for a lime at least, of all dssires to
"meander." They gave the names of
Osvalie Seddons and Lyod Fenneran.
Si;rlp. News A'MuHxlion
Smoked Herring. Lunch Herring in Glen
THE CITY GROCERY AMD BAKERY
E. POLACK, Propr.
20 acre tract. 9 acres into bearing orchard, . well watered. S3. 000 if
taken before March I. )i down, long time on balance, an extraordinary
40 acr es. extra choice beet land near Union. Abundance of water, $1.00
par acre. Easy payments.
160 acres Sand Ridge land. $40 per acre if taken before March 15.
6 acre tract adjacent to La Grande, good house and outbuildings. $2,000
8 uom. two story house in hart of La Grande, rlastered and furnished
thrreRhout. Two lots with lawn, shade trees. A Snap $2,600.
3 room furnished house in i-a Grande, must go. Take i'. for $460.
Choice 60 acre tract near Alice!. Good house and other improvements.
An excellent buy $2,600.
We have several very choice Jarms near La Grande, also orchards and
' city property galore.
' Call and see us before jou buy as we can interest you. .
I THE REAL ESTATE, LOAN
AND COLLECTION CO.
New York Feh. 28 Harry Thaw
the keeper of tne tombs this morning
that he feit mora certain of acquital then
ever bef-re. entered the courtroom
smilirg. Jero ne has his table loaded
with works on insanity. Dr Evan, the
insanity specialist was present with a note
book and a work of "physiolgyof mind.'
Evans and the prosecuting attorney locked
horns without delay.
For several hours Dr. Evans was ques
tioned and cross examined by Jerome
Dry technical facts were juggled with
such proficiency to demonstrate that i
Jerome is nearly as much of an expert
on insanity question?, as is the insanity
specialist. Jerome kept up a continual
fire. Evans has brushed up considerably
in the art of replying to questions without ;
disclosing any facts . The prosecutor j
would stop the proceedings in an attempt i
to make the witness give a positive reply.
He was seldom suc;essful.
Dr. Evans was called this afternoon.
Jeromd continued the examination of the
SPOKANE PENDLETON RUN OPEN
The first through train from Perdleton
to Spokane to run over the branch line
since the first of the present month left
the O. R. Si N. depot at 1 1 : 1 S this morn
ing in charge of Conductor Trow and En
gineer Martins. For a full month traffic
has been entirely suspended on a greater
portion of the branch line and even now
the repairs are temporary, according to
Pendleton East Oregonian of Wednesday.
Over 100 passengers were r.ady to
take the train this morning and a large
crowd was at the O. R. & N. depot to
witress the departure of the train, as
traffic had bee suspended so long on the
bianch that it seemed a real novelty to
see a passenger train leave over the
General Superintendent and Mrs. M. J.
i Buckley and Assistant Superintendent
J Thomp Walsh accompanied the train in
Mr. Buckley' private car. No. 02.
OLD SLATE E(TED
8crlpp News Association )
New York, Feb 28 Paul Morton and
other officer of th equitable were re
Taylor Green, a former resident of this
county, died a few days ago near Wood
ward, Oklahoma, after a long illness with
diabetes. In 1878 Mr. Green purchased
a farm near Hot Lake where he resided
until 1 893 when he moved to Oklahoma.
His living children number seven, two
daughters, Mrs. Bert Huffman of Pendle
ton, and Mr. Annie Carlton, of Kamels,
and five sons: John A. Green of Park City,
Utah; Taylor Oreen, Jm, of-Wolf Point,
Mont; S P Green of Richmond, Okla; and
George and Jamet Oreen of Caldwell,
ISLAND (JIT STAGE D1SSAPEARS
This i th last day of existence for tha
Island City-La Grande mail stage.
In compliance with a petition signed by
residents cf Island City, all mail to that
city will be sent from La Grand in
regular mail sack and carried by tha
Elgin train. Thi will leave Island City
with but one mail each day and none on
(Hrrtpps News AKaoclatlon)
Chicago, Feb. 28 Wheat opened at
11 clcscdat 79,!&; corn opened at475B
closed at MK oats opened at 42
closed st 42 V-
IN (W IS
A BUS! ONE
The following cases have been com
pleted by the circuit court since last
State vs L A Stoop, charged with des
troying a dam on the Minam. Jury disa
greed, case dismissed.
State vs Joseph Veit, larceny from a
building, sentenced to one year in the pen
itentiary. State vs George Evans plead guilty to
obtaining money under false pretenses,
and was sentenced to one year in peni
tentiary. State vs John Fisher, charged with sell
ing whiskey in less quantities than one
gallon, found guilty and fined three hun
S. W. Bade vs Hibbard. verdict to
plaintiff for i80.0J.
J. J. Robinson vs North Powder Lum
ber Company, dismissed.
C. H. Finn vs Helsom. Property at
tached. Van Hojten & Messenger vs American
Insurance Co., verdict for S3 1 6.55
The case of MeGregory vs the O. R. As
N. Co., i now being tried.
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