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KVESISO C BSERVER, LA GRANDE, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAT 8, 108.
MEASURES ARE DANGEROUS.
THE COLUMIBA OIL AND GAS
INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHING
CAPITAL STOCK 1,000,000 SHARES
OFFICE: SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.
404 Ntriiols Block.; Corner Riverside and Washington Street.
OIL FIELDS IN MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON.
PURPOSE OF THE COMPANY
THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMPANY IS TO PLACE ON THE MAR
KET ENOUGH TREASURY STOCK TO PURCHASE A STANDARD
DRILLING RIG, PLACE IT ON THE COMPANY'S CLAIMS, AND CON
TINUE WORKING THIS RIG. UNTIL A THOROUGH TEST HAS BEEN
MADE FOR. OIL OR GAS. ,
PROPERTY OF THE COMPANY "
THIS COMPANY HAS AND OWNS FORTY-EIGHT CLAIMS SITU
ATED IN THE HEART OF THE MALiH&UK Ulu LISTIUCT.
' THE COMPANY ALSO HAS A SMALL DRILLING RIG, COMPLETE,
AT VALE, MALHEUR COUNTY. OREGON. ' ,
THE SURFACE OF THE MALHEUR OIL FIELDS ARB ROLLING,
WITH DEEP RAVINES. SHARP POINTS AND HILLS. IT IS COVERED
WITH SAND AND GRAVEL AND IS DEVOID OF VEGETATION WITH
THE EXCEPTION OF SAGEBRUSH.
THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS FIELD SHOW IT TO
BE OF THE NATURE OF A DRY, BARREN PLAIN OR BASIN, THE
SUB-DIVISIONS REFERRED TO CONSISTING OF SILICIFIED AND
CLAY SHALES, SANDSTONE, CLOSE AND COARSE GRAINED.
THE UNDERLYING FORMATIONS ARE CLAY, SANDSTONE AND
CALCAREOUS CONCRETIONS, WHITE CALCAREOUS SHELLS, F06SIL
IFEROUS CONCRETIONS, CARBONIFEROUS LIME AND LIME SHALE.
THE FORMATION GENERALLY IS SUCH AS TO GIVE THE LANDS IN
QUESTION A HIGH CHARACTER AS LANDS PECULIAR TO OIL FOR
MATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST.
THE SANDSTONE STRATA IS IMPREGNATED AND STAINED
WITH DEP03ITS WHICH WOULD RESULT FROM SUCH SOURCE.
WHAT THE tXPERTS SAY
IN A RECENT REPORT FROM A GOVERNMENT EXPERT A
STATEMENT WAS MADE TO THE EFFECT THAT THE MALHEUR CO
UNTY OIL FIELDS OF OREGON STOOD IN THE HIGHEST CLASS,
LIKE THOSE OF BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, AND OTHER PROMI
NENT PACIFIC COAST FIELDS. ,
A NUMBER OF OTHER EXPERTS, PROMINENT AND THOROUGH-'
LY RELIABLE, STATE THAT THE FORMAT JONS OF THIS OIL CENTER
POINT TO AN UNLIMITED WEALTH IN OILS AND GASES.
. REPORT :
IN A LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT J. T. BEARDSLEY, OF
VALE, OREGON, DATED IN JANUARY, 1908, HE STATED THAT AT A
DEPTH OF SEVENTY FEET, ON THE COLUMBIA GROUP. OIL SAND
AND COLORS OF THE BEST QUALITY WERE ENCOUNTERED, A
SAMPLE OF WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMPANY'S OFFICES
AT SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.
TO THOSE INTERESTED
STOCK 15 CENTS PER SHARE
THERE WILL BUT A FEW SHARES SOLD AT THIS LOW PRICE
OF FIFTEEN CENTS. ANY INFORMATION WANTED ON THIS OFFER
WILL BE GLADLY GIVEN BY THE COMPANY'S SOLE AGENT AT LA
GRANDE, RAY W. LOGAN, AT HIS OFFICE IN THE LA GRANDE NA
TIONAL BANK BUILDING.
IN A VERY FEW DAYS BLUE-PRINTS SHOWING THE COM
PANY'S GROUND, AND ALSO THAT OF OTHERS WHO ARE SPENDING
LARGE AMOUNTS TO DEVELOP THE OIL FIELDS IN MALHEUR COUN
TY, OREGON, WILL BE AT THE AGENT'S OFFICE.
THOSE WHO A VERY FEW MONTHS AGO BOUGHT STOCK IN THE
MALHEUR OIL GAS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, THE UNION, ORE
GON, COMPANY, AT 12 CENTS PER SHARE, COULD NOW SELL WITH
A HANDSOME PROFIT, BUT ILAVE TAKEN ALL THEIR STOCK OFF
THE MARKET, KNOWING THE VALUE OF IT IN A VERY SHORT
TIME, FROM THE WORK NOW DONE BY THAT COMPANY.
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET IN ON THIS STOCK ISSUE AT THIS
VERY SMALL PRICE, BEFORE THE RAISE, WIHCH IS BOUND TO
COME LATER, AND INVEST YOUR MONEY IN A HOME COMPANY
THAT YOU KNOW IS GOOD.
W.M. PARKER, President.
11. P. LOUNSBERRY, Scc-Treas.
J. B. WATERS, Vice-President.
J. T. BEARDSLEY, Superintendent.
J. B. WATERS, L. L. ACMOCK, J. T. BEARDSLEY, II. F. LOUNSBERRY.
WM. PARKER, J. V. MARLOW, A. E.KNAPTON, CILAS. RESGROTE, and
W. A. INGRAM. ' . i
R. W. LOGAN, SOLE AGENT
LA GRANDE, OREGON V -
Th e La Grand eNational Bank Building
Grange Favor DkTetlon In' Matter
of Initiative ami Referendum.
The Blue Mountain grange of thl
county has taken a commendable
stand relative to the Initiative and
referendum. ' At the last regular
meeting of that order, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopt
ed: Whereas, We regard the Initiative
and referendum aa a reserve power to
be used with discretion; and,
' Whereas, Wo would regard It seri
ous to lose the Initiative and referen
dum, and we regard It dangerous to
retain It In its present form. '
For, It is munised: (1) Many meas
ures are Initiated, measures affecting
local or private Interests and concern
ing which the general public Is not In
formed, and Is not directly Interested.
.. (2) Constitutional amendments are
frequently made to hang uncertainly
over the people, amendments threat
ening the business stability of the state
and creating a feeling of uncertainty
as to business relations and condi
tions; and x
Whereas, We believe adequate rem
edy would be found In making more
difficult for such Initiative and refer
endum action to be enacted Into law;
s Therefore, be It . ,
', Resolved by Blue Mountain grange
No. 845,' That we urge the State
Grange of Oregon to take action to
amend the Initiative and referendum
amendment to the constitution of Ore
gon along the following lines;
lv Any measure, not a constitution
al amendment, referred to the people
by Initiative petition shall take effect
and become the law when It is ratified
(Instead of by a majority of the votes
cast thereon) by a majority of all the
votes cast at the election.
2. Any measure referred to the peo
ple by referendum petition shall be
considered rejected and void when re
voked (Instead of by a majority of the
votes cast thereon) by a majority of
all the votes cast at the election.
S. Any constitutional amendment,
whether referred to the people by Ini
tiative petition or by legislative assem
bly, shall take effect and become the
law when ratified (Instead of by. a
majority of the votes cast thereon) by
60 per cent of all the votes cast at
the election, and not otherwise.
EDW. D. JASPER,
Blue Mountain Grange 845
We Want Your Wants
Our Want Ad Column
Your want it placed before a thouiar.d er mora want-seekers
very day Can you afford to spend ons cent per word of your V
want ad whe: results are the Itsynotes?
FOR RENT A five-room house on
Adams avenue,' opposite Mrs. Ma
son's orchard; ' $8 per month. In
quire of Mrs. Mason, 'phone Black
TO RENT House with' I rooms on
Fourth street;' colse . In; apply to
Maggie Mahaffey, 902 Park street
V..' :'- ' ; r 4-2tf
FOR RENT Four room house; one
acre of ground set to' garden truck.
Inquire of Mrs. Brooks, at the J. D.
McKennon residence. ; ' ; .
FOR RENT Well Improved 4-acrt
tract near " Palmer mill; -6-room
house, good orchard, good land. In
quire of B. F. Wade, Owl saloon.
. I-tf ,. ,-
FOR RENT New 6-room house with
bath and pantry. Large lot; sight
ly location; very cheap. Call M. I.
FOR RENT Th skating rink hall.
Largest hall In La Grande; hard
wood floor. Mrs. Zuber. , ,.,.,
FOR RENT Suits of three rooms,
furnished complete. ' Inquire of Mrs.
G. D. Simmons. '; -
FOR RENT Furnisned rooms, close
In. Inquire at 1417 Washington av
enue. Next door to rink.
FOR RENT Large store building,
with shelving and counters. Inquire
at 1417 Washington avenue.
FOR SALE Team of heavy work
horses, 1400 and 1500 pounds; C al
T years; also team driving marcs. Inv-
qulre 1417 Washington Ave. S-Htr
FOR SALE A 4-yeur-oId colt, well
broke. Apply 'at the Blue Mountain
FOR SALE 600 feet of picket fenoc-.
In good condition. Apply to Mm
FOR SALE About 6000 foet of thor
oughly dry shlplan; Apply at O. R-
FOR SALE Span of black drfvfoe?
mares; extra good travelers; wel ,
v n 4Wat iiriw. nlnvle or don '.
ble; also light mountain buggy simS
harness. Dr. C. H. Law, Unlop, Ore-.
,' 4-js-tr ;
FOR SALE -One 6-year-old horsev
broke to drive single, for a lady; two
milch cows with, young calves. Severn
pigs,' 100 chickens, three wagons, met
surrey, one buggy and several farm
Implements. , Five pieces of town
proporty, Improved, Bargain if woMt
at once. . Inquire of Mary E. Chill
ers, Island City. - t '
FOR RENT Furnished rooms, for
' housekeeping; also bedrooms. In
quire at 1417 Washington avenue.
NORTH POWDER NOTES.
Born, In North Powder May 3, to
Mr. and Mrs. William Henderson,
Born In North Powder May S, to
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Francis, a son.
Born near North Powder, May 5. to
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gllklnson, a
Died, In North Powder Tuesday, May
6, Opal, the little 7-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Cavender. Fune
ral services took place Wednesday at
2 o'clock,-from the Baptist church.
Mrs. A. E. Linn and little grand
son, Lyman, spent Sunday In North
Powder, the guests of Miss Affle
Mrs. Ed Murphy Is confined to her
home on account of sickness.
Ice Wagon Going.
W. D. Grandy announces that he
has put his Ice wagon on service again
for this season. He has either natural
or artificial Ice. 'Phone to black 671.
vs Umax Pizmt
Arrival and Departure of Trains ai
No. 1, westbound Portland Special,
arrives 9:25 a. m.; departs, 9:80 a. m.
No. 6, eastbound passenger, mall
and express, arrives at 6:45 a. m.; de
parts 6:60 a. m.
No. t, eastbound Chicago Special,
arrives t:OI p. m.; depart, 1:10 p. m.
No. S, westbound passenger, mall
and express, arrives 1:61 p. m. de
parts, 10 p. m.
' Ekjta Branch.
Regular mixed train leaves La
Grande at t o'clock and, returns, at
o'clock p. m. The logging train
leaves La Grande at 12:10 p. m. and
returns at 7:45 p. m. t
J? It. KEENEY, Agent.
La Grande, Oregon.
FOR RENT One furnished room
modern. 'Phone Red 1712.
FOR RENT Furnished front room,
close : In; ' modern conveniences,
'Phone to Black 951.
FOR RENT Furnished rooms for
light housekeeping. Mrs. E. C. Moore,
corner Q and Fourth streets. 'Phone
Red 1462. ' ' P
FOR SALE Buff Leghorn eggs. One
dollar for each setting. Telephone
to Red 212.
WANTED To buy a four or flva-
room cottage, and two small honsewt.
, Inquire of Ral Walker, the Houaa
Mover. : ''
WANTED A position as stationary
engineer. ' Practical experience. Csos
give reference if required. Address
Box 758, La Grande. , ,
WANTED To trade lota In La Grande
for horses. Call at Hill's drug atere. .
WANTED Three waitresses. Apply -.
at Model restaurant.
WANTED A man and wife to tako -charge
of a ranch near Cove. Ap-
ply to A, B. Conley,or address hlms
In this city. Must be competent
WANTED Chance c make quick
service In moving furniture and
pianos with special equipment for
safe hauling. All kinds of transfer
business solicited. Leave orders at
Halsten's store or 'phone to ' Red.
1161. J. W. BlackJ
Early Rose Seed Potatoes
Onion Setsa nd all kinds of fresh
Garden and Flower Seeds at
THE CITY GROCERY AND BAKERY
E P0LACK, Propr. Phone Main 75
Call up Main 75
i, t 1 1 tt4'lttP1i&tt&h4Z'
W H. BOHNENKAMP CO.
Agents for HuntlngtOQ Lime, the best that1 reaches ,
this market Try It. ' !