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" PAGE EIGHT. EVENING C BSERVER, LA GRANDE, OREGON, SATCnPAY, APRTL . 1008. ' mmmmmmmmST 5s7ij
M GRANDE'S LEADING DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING EMPORIUM
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The Spring season s on n earnest and everybody now knows who has 'the' goods,
who makes the low prices. OUR GRAND OPEKING of last week attracted hundreds of
people-In fact we think every lady in La Grande and many from the country attended the
opening. All praised the splendid showings of merchandise and many made large pur
chases but there are still lots of good things left.
Zvzrythiz; h Piece Goods, everything in Realyto-Wear Garments at
1 OPERA HOISE BLOCK LA GRANDE, OREGON
Wood AD Coal f
Why Pay More?;
Best Yellow Pine,
now, but green rut.
10 inch '
Rock Spring Coal
TRUCK and TRANSFER
Phone your orders to
Main 10. Quick service
Storage In fire proof
and damp proof building.
: G. E. FOWLER :
The Bankrupt Sale at the
Heacock Jewolry store
E21S0N RECORDS 25c
O.her merchandise t
Great bargains in
hand painted China, Gut
Giass. . Watches, Plated
Ware- Umbrellas, and a
. I full line of Jewelry.
INVESTMENT Co. i
I HEAQQGK'S LD STAND t
RfVlfW Of THE HYDE-
The following excellent review of
the Benson-Hyde land fraud cases,
now on, triul In Washington, Is given
by a correspondent from that city:
After repeated delays and post-
ponementH, John A. Benson, J. II.
Schneider, Henry P. Dlmond and
Frederick A. Hyde, real eMtate opera
torn of the Pacltlc coast, are finally
to face the bar of Justice and answer
to charges of conspiracy to defraud
the United Slates out of valuable tim
ber concessions In nearly every state
west of the Mississippi liver.
These four defendnnts, aisyorc
the government officials, are th
leaders of the. most Htupondoul 1nd
frauds ever brought to light 1
Their casen were called for trial to
day before Justice Stafford. The
trial Is expected to consume nearly
three months, ns more than 200 wit
nesses may bo examined. Congress
recently authorised the expenditure
necessary to conduct the prosecution
mil directed that the entire cost, ap
proximating I50.H00, be borne by th:
government anl no portion charge".
iRalnst the District of Columbia, in
whose couitu '.ho tii:'.l I to t n ',; o place .
The case of the proscctiltcn will be
handled by 1'nlU-d States Attorney
t'ugh und Francis J. H.ney if San
Francisco, special counsel. Including
Attorneys S. A. Worthlngton, It. Ool
ten Donaldson and A. A. I'l.'ney, with
The cases against Benson, ll:nond.
Schneider and Hyde have been drag
ging along for the past four years.
John A. Ilenson Is regarded as the
principal In the alleged eon-yiracy.
For many years he has been a promi
nent figure on the Pacific coast.
Early In life he went from Ohio to
Pan Francisco, where he established
himself as a surveyor, land agent am!
real estate operator.
I r rom isj. 10 isjv ne nciu inn oe
flee of United States deputy surveyor.
Then he proceeded to organize thi
Benson land ring, seeking to rontro'
contracts for surveying government
lands. For th next six year he ant'
his crowd controlled 11 Contracts for
surveying government lands In Call-
EKOS LAND FRAUDS
fornla and the neighboring states.
Reports of Benson's operations fi
nally led to an official Investlgatlor
as a result of which 78 Indictments
were returned against Benson and hh
associates. In 18Ujand 1886 Bensor
himself vaVi lmUrTed no less than 1
times. WealUT and Influence wer.
employed -r prevent the trial of thi
cases. jrlinwhlle special agents a.
the g'lirnment were sent to 8ai
sco to make a thorough Inves
tlxlion of state and federal official
hod protected Benson.
They found that the Southern Pa
,Ulc railroad, as well as a number c
prominent officials were Interested li
the Benson contracts. Although th
i pedal ugents completed tn'olr evl
detice the cases were repeatedly pus.
poned and never came to trial.
From 1887 to 18U5 the Benson casi
dragged through the United Statu
courts. In the latter year Benson an.
his associates, having amassed a lar;
fortune In California, widened thei
Held of operations to Include, Or
gon. WusliMiglon and other state
Then came the Investigation starte
by Secretary Hitchcock In lSt)3, n
suiting In charges Involving StnaU
.Mitchell, Representative Bluger Hei
mun n and other of prominence.
As a result of the evidence brnugr
to light in these trials lienson v.'u
convicted at San Francisco in Aligns
1907, of conspiracy to defraud th
government, and sentenced to 1
years' imprisonment. He appealed tl..
case and has been at liberty unde
130,000 bond. Now, with a .fortum
estimated ut 120,000,000, he and hi.
associates must again stind trial oi
charges Of alleged wholesale swind
320-acre farm on Sandrldge
rent cheap. See us at once.
BLACK & BR AM WELL.
The place to hear the New Victor
records for April la
DAVIS-JORDAN MUSIC CO.
I For Sale.
Four rood haft Jersey milch cows.
Must be sold at one. 'Paone Farmer
IH. W.. O. Sherwood. , 4wA
It appears that Union will land the
county meet this year, despite the fact
that for a time it appeared as though
La Grande would again be host to the
various track teams of the county
this spring.' It Is not definitely dis
posed of yet, however, as the big
event may yet take place here.
Principal Omen Bishop is over
from Union today and In discussing
the matter said that Union was In
readiness to tako charge of the meet
ing, but If La Grande has Its athletic
park completed by the time the meet
la pulled off, It is barely possible It
will be held here, as the park Is lo
cated nearer the city than the Union
park is to Union, and thus a larger
attendance might result were the
meet held here. ,
Elgin will appear In this athletic
event this year. It has a team and
will be added to the list of schools
Cove has a team this year again.
und It is also barely possible that
North Powder will enter. It Is to be
hoped It will. .. '
At present the cities and towns to
be represented In this meet are: La
Grande, Island City, Cove, Union and
No date has been set as yet. Ac
cording to present Indications It W1M
follow the eastern Oregon met at
Baker City, Instead of coming a woe't
earlier ,os It did last year. The date
and place will soon be selected.
Equals Bull Run Water.
A Milton correspondent of the Pen
dleton East Oregonlnn, says: The
city of Milton recently purchased a
tract of land on which Is locatod sev
eral springs, and has excavnted a res-
Where the nnesi vyi
cake, hot-breads, cr;to
or puddings are required
iloyal is indispensable.
Not only for rich or
or tor special times or aciviw
Royal is equally valuable in m
DreDaration of plain, substantial
every-day foods, for all occa
sions. It makes the food more
tairy, nutritious and wholesome.
poses, und the city will be furnished j
from these springs for domestic Jiv.r-;
poses. The city has received reports I
from samples sent to the state hue-1
tereologlst and the state chen:!?:.
showing that the spring water !s of
the most wholesome for di inking r.nd
all purposes. This gives Ml! ton one
of the best water supplies in the sc.me
A poult Is a turkey In its first, year.
IN ( HURRY?
The advertisements in TIi3 Observer
aro placed there for you to rend
Iach and every one contains a plalrs I
?rvo!r and developed a splendid spring! business proposition.
it a point far enough above town to I 1
five a good pressure for fire pur-' TTeacock glassfs fli.
Vt v ill utr ipt tiurk to the d
jot rr yrur hemo in less time than
a lakes '.o w'.l it.
Tr.y ph-re Fii 761
N.S-C " Black :?92
Wsm; i'-;3 tr'T"T e-v.:e
HON. H. M. CAKE, Supporter of State
merit No. 1
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IV T COMHSfioU,, CLt PARLORg.
COIUi OCT 4X MJKAR BIM "
Wednesday Evening April stl.-.