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ABOIT H3,og H.WE BEES
COLLECTED TO DATE.
But One Store Day for Taxpayers of
Union County to Pay the Whole or !
Half of Their Taxes After Monday
Penalty and Intern Will Be At-J-,
turned to Account Where No Pay-
; went Haa Been Made Until Octo-
ber to Pay AU.
There remains but one day more In
which to pay taxes, or half of them,
unless a 10 per cent penalty and 12 1
per cent Interest Is to be attached.
' ' According to the regulations of the
tax department In Oregon, either the
; whole or half of the taxes must be in
';-the hands of the tax collecting de-
the penalties named will be attached
to the tax account.
Many have taken advantage of the
half-payment plan as Been by the
large amount of tax money on hand,
and consequently not many will have
to put up the penalty. Approximately
$165,000 Is the amount the depart
ment has Issued receipt? fgr.
Those who paid half the taxes have
until October to produce the balance.
V Aprons and Cooked Food.
'. The ladles of Central Church of
f !hrlst will hold a sale' of aprons, etc.,
, and cooked foods Saturday, April 18.
...; Place of sale announced later.
I fJLtt T Ill Hi PJ'.t TW"TU7ViiL-J Ifl I'J IV'U ZT '1 (
I NEW 'ARRIVALS
New Beverly Skirts ;
Blacks, Browns, Tans and Novelty Suitings $5.00 up
New Dress Goods
In wool Panamas, Voiles and novelties in stripes,
checks and plaids, at the yd 50c up
In beautifully sheer
New Wash Dresses
la Lawns, and Toiledu Horde Wash St'ting ia stripes,
checks aai s$1id colors J4.75 up
STIR CACHED BY BOB
EVANS' SLURRIXG REMARK.
When Rear Admiral Evajis' Said
Things About Congress Yesterday
He Laid Himself Open to Serious
Criticism, But Threatened Court
Martial WIU Not Materialise Naval
Officer. Has Right to Say Such
Things If He Desires.
Washington. D. C, April 4. Con
trary to the hint that Admiral Rob-
ley D. Evans might be court mar
tlaled for his remark In regard to the
vice admiral commission. In which he
said tnat congress could "bury it in
the stoke hole of hell," as reported In
an exclusive Interview with the Unit
ot Pi ytrd, mireested In the
morning papers, Evans Is In no dan
ger of, such action. Naval officers
have a perfect right to express their
opinion of congress when they see fit
to do so. The general opinion here
is that Evans will not get the com
mission. RVEF IS ANXIOIS.
Walling for Supreme Court to Decide
Whether He Must Stand Trial.
San Francisco, April 4. Today
Abraham Ruef Is looking to the state
supreme court to sapxe to his rescue
with all the fervency of a dying man
grasping at the proverbial straw.
lams, lace and
LA GRANDE, CMOS COUNT, OREGON; SATURDAY, AI'IUL 4, 1908.
Unless this court grants him the writ
of prohibition asked for, he will have
to stand trial Tuesday on the charges
of offering to blrbe Supervisor Jen
nings Phillips in the Parkslde trolley
franchise case. Judge Dooling made
a ruling late yesterday afternoon in
spite of the flood of affidavits, objec
tions and technicalities put in his way
by the defense. The decision of the
court of appeals Is not expected be
fore Tuesday. The examination' of
jurors, will begin on that day.
FINANCIERS WIN POINT.
Portland Bankers Are Given a Change
In Venue Today,
Portland, April 4. J. ' Thoburn
Ross, T. T. Burkhardt, J. E. Aitchlson
and O. O. Hill, of the Title Guarantee
tt Trust company, charged with
fraudulently handling the funds of
the suspended Title Guarantee A
Trust company, won the first 'round
In their fight for liberty today, when
Judge Cleland granted the bank offi
cials a change of venue. The case
will be heard In Marlon county proba
bly, either Juuge tturueii or uuti
Galloway presiding. .
Would Like to See Uncle Ram Step in
and Restore Order.
Washington. April 4. German Ir
ritation at the continued misrule of
Havtl Is finding expression In the
frank wish that ' tho United States
would take advantage of the situation
and step in and apply the "big stick."
The complications growing out of
the Relbold claim against the Huy
tlan government has excited general
Interest throughout the nation and
the prospcts of more trouble make
the situation Intolerable.
REORGANIZE THE ARMY.
Washington, April 4. President
Roosevelt started a campaign to re
form the army , organization today
when he appointed a special commis
sion to draw up a complete plan of
reorganization. The commission was
appointed on' suggestion of General
Bell, The. president's wish Is to bring
the efficiency of the army up to the
MANY STATES WILL
NOMINATE THIS WEEK.
Xew York. Mu.m'liiinettJt, Delaware,
South Dakota and Others Will Se
lect Their Delegates lii State Con
vention the Coming Week Gov.
Hitches One of the Men' Who I
Awurcd of His Nntive Stole New
IVIniBvy In Pennsylvania Next
Washington, April 4T-Rcpubllcan
itate conventions will be held next
A'eck In New York, Massachusetts,
Delaware and South Dakota, when
jarh of these states will select Its del
egates at Irtrge to the national conven
Mon In Chicago. The Empire state, ot
course,,' will be pledged- to Hughes,
while South Dakota Is certain to In-
Ururt for Taft. The Massachusetts
leleg.Ulon will. In all probability, go
to Chicago unlnstructed for any par
'Icular candidate. The same non
committal policy may be adopted by
the Delaware state convention, al
though heroic efforts are being made
by adherents of the leading candidates
'o capture the delegation. The New
York state convention will be held on
next Saturday In New York city, the
Massachusetts' convent Ion on Friday in
Boston, and the South Dakota and
Delaware conventions on Tuesday, the
former In Huron and the latter in
The New York convention will as
semble In Carnegie hall oa next Sat
urday morning. By a peculiar coinci
dence, this is the birthday of Gover
nor Hughes. According to the politi
cal wiseacres, the "big four" to be
chosen to represent the state In the
Chicago conventtoa will be General
Stewart L. Woodford. President Jacob!
Gould Schurman of Cornel university.
former Mayor Seth Low, and ex-Gov-
ernor? Frank S. Black.
George von L. Meyer, postmaster
general and an ardent Taft man. will
be chairman of the Massachusetts re
publican state convention, which will
meet in Tremont temple, Boston, next
Friday morning to select four dele
gates at large to Chicago.
Republicans of the Sixth Indiana
district will hold a convention in Shel
byville on Thursday to nominate a1
successor to Representative James E.
Watson. A half dozen prominent re
publicans of the district are seeking
the honor and the' contest Is a lively
one. The district Is overwhelming re
publican, so that nomination will mean
election. On next Friday, h) Gales
burg, the Fifteenth , Illinois district
will select two delegates to the na
tional convention, who will probably
be pledged to Cannon. Taft will likely
gain jtwo more ' delegates when the
Fifth Minnesota district convention Is
bold next Thursday. '
The first real test of Pennsylvania's
new Ttrtmarv tfm will take place
next Saturday, when the voters of the )
various parties will have the selection
of the national and state legislators In
their own hands. If the people take
advantage of their opportunity, the
day of slates and corruption In Penn
sylvania politics Is past. Delegates to
the state conventions will be elected In
tho same primaries.' The personality
of William J. Bryan "Will play a part
In the primaries as the democracy will
battle over the question as to whether
the national delegates will go to Den
ver unlnstructed. '
A national conference of colored
men will be held In Philadelphia on
Tuesday, when an attempt will be
made to puncture the Taft boom.
Roosevelt and Taft are bitterly at
tacked In the call for the meeting,
which was signed bj Bishop Alexan
der Walters, the Rev. William H.
Scott, and other leaders of the negro
race. It is Ukely that the convention
willteek to swln the Influence ol
me coioTea voters to Foraker or
Cambrldce the Winner.
London, April 4. The Cambridge
eight defeated Oxford In the annua!
boat race today by three lengths.
SPRING SEEDING IS
ON IN EARNEST.
.limilKuniatcri Sugar Company Haf
Oixned ItH Kiikui- Beet Planting
La Gramlo District See Flrnt of the
Work Approximately 2500 Acre?
to Bo Planted Before Spring Work
CraHfK Plowing on la Varloui
Pot ts of the County.
The first feeding of the 2000 acre
approximately, whloh will be planted
to sugar beets In this valiey by the
Amalgamated Sugar company thlc
year, was done yesterday v and from
now on until the work Is completed,
crews of men will be actively engager1
In this work.
The ground upon which the Inltla1
! seeding was done Is located 4o the
Urn not; district. Of course, there art
patches of ground which arc still to
wet to be worked and prepured foi
the seeding, but there Is plenty of drj
ground on which to commeneo th
Plowing Is In progress In varlout
parts of the valley and It the warn-,
weather continues, each day will sei
large quantities of beet seed placed In
REBUILD CLIFF HOUSE.
Rained Hotel Will lie Reconstructed
at a Cost of $57,000.
Ban Francisco, April 4. The fam.
ous Cliff House will be rebuilt at
cost of 117.000. This was made pos
slble today by the court order 'allow
ing that amount of money to be taken
front the Butro estate tot that pur
lUI'S LIFE IMTES
ISEIIIICEH PLAN AH ATTACK
AMERICAN FINANCIER IN
ROME, BUT IS SECLUDED.
J. P. Morgan Visiting In Route But
Brooding Trouiilca There Makes It
Impractical for Him to Leave His
, Hotel Constant Fear of a Clown
Between Soldiers and People En
tertained Troops Being Rushed to
the Holy City.
Rome, 'April 4. J. Plerpont Mor
gan, who Is visiting here, was warned
by the police today that they could
not guarantee his protection if he
ventured out on the streets, due ' to
the excitement caused by a general
strike, following tho attack, by, the
police on the funeral procession of
an anarchist. r
Troops have been rushed Into the
city, but serious trouble may come at
any moment. If the people and sol
diers should clash. . ' "
The anarchistic element that Is
swaying the mob might attack Mor
gan and he Is staying close to his ho
tel today. As a result of the attack
by troops Thursday on worklngmen,
threo are dead, four dying and eight
seriously Injured. TMrty-ono soldiers
and policemen were Injured.
UP HIS TITLE.
The Russian Cliumplon and Former
Champion of the World ax a Mat
Artist, Gave Up to the Iowa Wrest-
. ler I-ast Evening After Two Hours
of Hard Work Says a Sllek Yaa
kee Trk k Beat Him Acx-unch Gotch
of Being Greased.
Chicago, April 4. Hackenschmldt
tne "itusstah lion," who lost
of the world In a
wrestling match with Frank Gotch the ravages of the coyote last year,
last night by surrendering after over the board of sheop commissioners ask
an hour's attempt to throw the iowa ed the state to put up a bounty on the
man," today declared he lost because, animal, In a report filed today,
of a "slick Yankee trick.;' The board declares thnt ; a ' war
He declares that Oo'tch took a body against the scourge has been conduct
massage Just before the bout and that.od by means of pamphlets to sheep
when Gotch's body becamo heated, I men, showing how coyotes can b
massage cream poured Out of the 1 killed, but It Is believed nothing ef
pores and made his body so, slippery I fective will be done until the state
nis opponent could not get a hold.
Chicago sports who saw the bout
laugh at this and say
merely met his match.
the " Russian
A broiler Is a bird weighing two
mum's or less, and from six to 12
I WUGHT TO BE THt
of every citizen to so live end act that 1:1$ fel
low citizens villi esteem him for his goodness.
his kindness and his usefulness. The principles of
good citizenship should constitute the cote of rules
for every kind of business whether public or private.
This applies particularly to the drug business, be
cause, ovvinfi to the limited knowledge of the qualities
of drugs by the general public, it follows that the re
liability of the druggist
good service. . - .
HILL'S DRUG STORE
OREGON COMMISSION IS
ONE OF THE QUESTIONS.
Western Railroad Managers ia.
Meeting at Chicago Decide to Bring
Concerted Fight Against Many of
the Commliwlons ot the United
States Say They Would Bnnkrcpl
the Roada if Present Rates, to
Many Instances, rWere Allowed o
Chicago, April 4. What may be a
foreshadow of an early attack by the
railroads upon the Oregon state rail
way commission, was the outcome of
a meeting of leading men ot western -railroads
today when It was ' decided'
that for their protection - a vigorous
fight must be made against all at
tempts on the part of state oviumu
slons to reduce rates In either freight
or passenger departments. : ' ..
A fight on the Illinois two-cent rate
was decided upon, at once, and other
legal battles' will, be joined with the
state commissions ot other states. '
B. L. WlrtcheU of, the Rook Island
road, was .chairman of the meeting, i
The reads' rVp'rcHen'ed. declared they
would be bankrupted if the rates were
allowed to stand, as scheduled by com
missions of the various states In' th
west and middle west.
ASK 0 DOT
OVER ONE MILLION LOST
BY SHEEPMEN YEARLY", '
Sheep Commission Flics Report WltA
Secretary of Slate Today, Wbk'h
Pleads for a Bounty on Coyotes
Pigs, Calve and Colts Among the
Animals Natural Prey to the Coyote
Bounty is Only Effective Measure
to Exterminate Them. - ,
j Salem, April , 4. Declaring that"
sheepmen of Oregon lor-t between 51,- ,
000.000 and $1,600,000 dollars from
puts a. price on their head. It de
Clares tho loss Is not only among the
sheep, but among colts, :. pigs and
calves as well.
weighs four or mors
HAPPINESS AD CL0RY
is the chief guarantee of t
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