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Now is the time for pruning your orchard
and lean supply you with anything you need
in that line, such as long and short tree
pruners,hand shears and saws of all kinds.
10 PER CENT
off on all Heating Stoves. Call and get one.
I MRS-T.N. MURPHY
HARDWARE and CROCKERY
Engineer Pike is laying off from
nl west-end passenger run.
The Tuesday Muslcale meets next
Tuesday afternoon. '
Mrs. E. A. Bunker has gone to Mil
ton on a short visit.
councilman J. T. Williamson has
returned from a trip to Baker City
waiter M. Pierce left today for
walla Walla on a brief business visit.
Presiding Elder J. D. Glllllan will
occupy the pulpit at the Methodist
church in the morning. -
John Stringham has Just completed
a neat and commodious residence In
North La Grande.
C. E. Cochran, the La Grande at
torney, is a visitor In the city today.
Pendleton East Oregonlan.
It is difficult for use to realize that
the delay in the westbound trains Is
caused by snowstorms, when It is nice
and bright here.
David Haynes came In from Baker
City this morning to take charge of
the 12-plece orchestra which is to sup
ply the music for tonight's Elks' ball.
rendleton East Oregonlan.
C. W. Tullls of La Grande, is In the
city, the guest of his sons, Charlie
and Frank Tullls. Pendleton Tribune
Charles Hallgarth, the pioneer res
ident of this section, is again confined
to his home with illness. Elgin Re
The round house Is a quiet place to
day. Two machinists and one boiler
maker are at work, otherwise a full
holiday has been declared.
Two carloads of logs were ditched
beyond Elgin last evening and the El
gin train failed to bring its daily load
of loss for the Palmer mill. Th.
logs are being picked up today and the
lost time will be made up tomorrow
C. R. Hlbber, the Imbler farmer and
real estate man, Is In the city today
transacting business. He reports Im
bier thriving, and all Its citizens look
ing forward to a year of unheard of
The air motor which arrived In La
Grande this week to be used to operate
-, the turntable, has not been Installed
yet. The system la simple and an
efficient one, as the air pump on the
engine la easily connected with the
motor and thus hydraulic power is
cured. The results will be a saving
of time and energy.
The rural routes did not go out this
morning, because of the holiday, All
. public offices are closed. The post
office was open the usual holiday
A hours, the land office was closed all
day and all the banks were closed.
The court house officials enjoyed the
holiday, too, and the city recorder's
office has not transacted any business.
The Pendleton East Oregonlan has
Just received a card from Conductor
J. B. Smith of the Pendleton-Huntington
run on the O. R. A N., saying
that he will leave Lot Angeles with
Mrs. Smith for Phoenix, Ariz., this
week, on account of her health. Al
though she has been In Los Angeles
for two months she Is not Improved
(and will be taken to the Arizona cli
mate In hopes thftt It will help her.
. Harry Miller, the genial Elks who
assisted In arranging the minstrels
here recently, passed through La
Grande this morning en route to Eu
gene, where the next minstrel per
formance will bo arranged. The show
In Baker City last night was a mons
ter success, as both papers from that
, city attest to. Mrs. Miller and Clint
V- Draper will pass through La Grande
tonight for Eugene.
Attorney Charles E. Cochran re
turned this morning from Pendleton.
Jeweler Gardner of Union, came
uki iuuuy la h!; aut'v
Mr. and Mrs. Judd Geer of Cove
are among the many visitors In our
Mrs. D. A. McAllster, who has been
spending the winter in California, re
turned home last night.
L. Remillard, who has been suffer
ing with an injured foot, is on the
O. H. Holcomb, a well known horse
buyer, of Seattle, Is in the city pur
chasing. He expects to ship a car out
Mrs. E. P. Staples returned this
morning from Baker City, where she
has been visiting her sister, who Is
Nerl Ackles left this morning for
Fendleton, where he will spend a few
days shaking hands with old-time
Jack O'Brien, the baseball promo
ter, returned this morning from a bus
iness trip to Walla Walla and Pen
The N. K. West lighting ulant will
supply electricity for a myriad of small
and colored Incandescent lights in the
Commercial club auditorium tonight.
Bishop Moore M Portland waa
passenger on this morning's eastbound
train, en route to Sale Lake, where
he will deliver a sermon tomorrow
and then leave for points In the east.
Surely spring must be approaching.
In some localities the squirrels are
out basking In the sun; the robins
are Blnging, and last, but not least
the show windows are full of marbles
Notwithstanding the fact that this
is a legal holiday and many places
of business are closed, the usual Sat
urday farmers' trade with local 'mer
chants has been brisk. Hitching racks
were at a premium.
Rev. Upton GIbbs was able to be
out on the streets today for the first
time since his recent Illness. As will
be noted by the church announce
ments, he will hold one service tomor
Rev. J. M. Dressier, formerly the
Methodist pastor at Cove, but now lo
cated In Grant county, la at Hot Lake
this week taking treatment He ex
pects to be able to leave the Institu
tion within a few weeks and resume
Attorney John McCourt of Pendle
ton, la reported to be making an ac
tive canvass for the appointment of
United States district attorney of Ore
gon, to succeed W. C. Bristol, the pres
ent Incumbent He certainly stands
a good show of landing the prise.
Practically all of the applicant! la the
western part of the state who hare
been recommended have been weighed
In the balances and found wanting.
which In turn defeated the University
Ui "regon. and It has defeated Pea.
"t" n turn defeated the
university of Oregon; consequently,
uie score of 17 to does not throw
aiscreait on the home team. .hi,
natches practice hours when the light
luauon, and the pleasure moments
of the players will permit Given as
much practice at the Ylsltn.
which are all schoolboys, the locals
would cope successfully with anv ag
gregation. Thl waa evinced in h.
nrst half when the visitors were held
aown to a 10 to I score. In the .
una nan enaurance told the storv.
ine aggressive team work exhibited
by the La Grande team In h. fir.t
half, when Walla Walla waa rn
not playing a snappy game, wu
versed in the second when Walla Wal
la took the aggressive with a Dlunire
and threw goals right and left. The
large floor made combinations Drettv
to watch and hard on the players.
Captain Chllders was the scoring
machine for La Grande. He threw a
remarkably clever field goal and four
Gaino Wa Clean.
The game was one of the cleanest
seen here In some time. Both teams
played basketball and not football,
with the result that basketball haB
gained a stronghald In this cuy. 7UK
undesirable features of a football
game on a basketball floor la too dis
gusting to discuss.
The visiting team made a hit both
on and off the floor. Gentlemen, all
of them, they maintained their usual
reputation, , while they were in La
La Grande's line-up follows: For
wards, Chllders and Caylor; center,
McKennon; guards, Scott and touna-.
The Garden City players and root
ers left on last evening's train for
Pendleton, where they play the high
school team tonight.
COUNTY EXCHANGE ITEMS.
Circuit Judge Crawford was In the
city Monday looking over his political
some or our people visited La
Grande Tuesday night, for the pur
pose of seeing the "Buster Brown" per
formance, and report It fine.
J. W. Knowles of La Grande, candi
date for the republican nomination
for circuit Judge, was In the city Wed
nesday, looking over the political sit
uation. Dr. J. H. Coleman, president ot the
Willamette university, visited In Union
the early part of the week, the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Eaton. He may
return and spend next Sunday here.
D. Fitzgerald. croDrletor of th ii
Postmaster Rlchey Is already re
ceivina' nrellmlnflrv ImtrnMinn -ia
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Grande Iron vorks, was In the city ' tlve to tne free mal' delivery system
A SPECIAL OFFER
FOR ONE YEAR
JHE GOLDEN RULE CO.
La Grande, Oregon
Dance tonight at Harris hall.
Careful training, basketball ability,
In fact too high a class of playing,
was responsible for a decided victory
over the Gobblers' basketball team at
the Noyes rink by the Walla Walla
High school team last evening, before
a large crowd.
The vlstors have defeated Whitman,
luesaay. Mr. Fitzgerald not onlv
conducts a first-class foundry and
machine shop, but Is a business man
of the first grade, and la deserving of
all the good things that come his way.
Jack Chllds of La Grande, candi
date for the republican nomination for
assessor, was In the city Thursday.
Mr. Chllds .was chaperoned by W. W.
Randall, candidate for the republican
nomination for sheriff, and the pair
took in the city together.
A letter from Fred Allen, who left
Oregon for Colorado recently, states
that he has located at Grand Junction,
and Is delighted with the country. He
has bought 12 acres of land for 13,
600, and Is going Into the fruit busi
ness, his land being already set to
fruit Many Union friends will wish
Dr. Law has been appointed deputy
county health officer for Union and
vicinity by Dr. N. Molitor of La
Mrs. M. F. Davis arrived home Mon
day from Portland, where she attend
ed a meeting of the Homn Cnttmra
committee W. R. C. and G. A. R.
Mrs. J. F. Bater and Miss Ida, spent
Tuseday in La Grande and attended
the Buster Brown show at Steward's
opera house Tuesday night.
Andrew Wilkinson has rented his
farm In High valley to Charlie Hag-j
gerty and will move to Union, where
he will take It easier the rest of the
Martha and George Washington will
receive at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
E. T. Kaster Monday evening Febru
ary 24, at the social. The original pa
per containing the notice of George
Washington's death will be on exhi
bition. Everybody Invited.
An Important meeting will be held
at the city hall In Union, February 25,
at 8 o'clock p. m. As matters of spe
cial Interest are Involved all fruitgrow
ers are requested to be present. The
establishment of a fruit cannery at
Union will be a vita question and
much other business will be taken up.
which is to be Inaugurated In La
Grande In the near future. Some of
it, the department wishes kept quiet,
but other bits of Information of In
leresi to me pumic, nowever, are
available. Among these Is the fact
that 10 mall boxes will be posted
throughout' the city, where, mall can
be dropped, to be picked up twice a
day by the carriers. There are to be
two routes, and in the near future ad
vertlsements for applicants to take
the examination for carrier will be
posted by the local office. -
The present mall train arrangement
will be the cause of considerable study
by the department Under normal
conditions the last mall to arrive
reaches La Grande at 0:25 a. m. and
whether or not the mail from the early
morning trains and the night previous
shall be held for the arrival of the
late morning mall, remains to be seen
Mr. Rlchey does not know definitely
as to the number of deliveries each
day, but It seems logical that two will
be Instituted. This will Insure an
early morning delivery in the business
district and the full service as soon as
No. 1 has reached the city.
But according to advance news and
rumors, the arriving time of No. 0,
the morning train, Is to be changed to
something like 8 o'clock, and In this
way the first, or early delivery, would
only carry mall from two trains, both
of them the evening before.
When the time approaches for real
I Inauguration of the service, these de
tails will be arranged.
The salary for carriers, It is believed,
will be ISO a month.
Current Topic Club.
The regular reception of the Cur
rent Topic club was held last eve
ning at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
George Cleaver. The hostesses for
the evening were Mesdames Seemann,
Wright and Cleaver. The entertain
ment took the nature of a Washing
ton birthday party. The rooms were
elaborately decorated with festoons
and streamers of red, white and blue,
and American flags Innumerable. The
flage of other countries were very
effecUvely Intermingled. The topic
for the evening was, "The Different
Phaaes of the Immigration Question."
The various phases were ably han
dled by Mrs. Kirk and Messrs. Hanna
and T. Oliver. A very Interesting im
promptu talk was given by Prof. Hock-
enberry. At the conclusion of the
program Mr. Cleaver produced a
quantity of maps of the various states
and aa It is leap year, the ladles were
requested to guess from the outline
the state represented. Each map was
found to contain the name of one of
the gentlemen present who was to be
tne successful guesser's partner for
upper. Much merriment was caused
by this part of the entertainment.
delicious luncheon was served later.
consisting of hot chicken tlmballs and
crumpets, olives, followed by cream
puffs and coffee. At a late hour the
guests departed well pleased with the
delightful evening which all had
Those present were Mesdames Han
na, Seemann, Osburn, Hockenberrv.
Bheaholts, Oliver, F. Currey, Mallory,
KirK, Hill, Williams, Wright Pearce.
R. Smith, J. T. Richardson. Deal: th
Misses Huffman, Seemann, Pearce and
Anaon; Messrs. Seemann, Wright,
Brenholts, Oliver, P. Currey. Mallorv.i
Mill, T. currey, Williams, Miller, Mc
Mlllan, Hanna, R. Smith, Deal.
We khjow how to turn
your money quickly into
the most delicious gro
ceries in the city. There
isn't as good a place to
buy good, safe things to
eat or drink anywhere,
Everything, from a pound
of salt to the best "in
season" dainty, can be
had here alwavs. and al
ways for the 1 ast money, f
for its matchless service X
in ootn taking orders and
GEDDES BROS. .
Notloo to Rural Patrons.
Patrons of the rural delivery wish
ing their mall on Saturday or Sunday,
can get It at the postofflce by calling
at the "Carrier" window from 0:30 to
Notice la hereby given to all water.
patrons of the city of La Grande who
may be In arrears at the present time,
that unless the same Is paid by March
1008, the water "HI be cut off. I
Candidate for Circuit Judge.
I take this method of an-
nouncing myself as a candidate
for the nomination for the of-
flee of circuit Judge of this dls-
trlCt at the demoeraHn r.-l-
marles to be held an Anrii it
..... .. ,
My motto: No enemies to
punish; no friend to reward;
equal justice to all.
February II, 1901.
T. H. CRAWFORD.
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