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KVEXIXG OBSERVER, LA GKAXDE, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY l. 1008.
' Now is the time to fence your chickens in.
I Gome and get some poultry fence. I have it in differ
ent kinds and all heights.
Just received a car extra Star A Star shingles.
I Tneyare first class.
Gall and see' my souvenirs, 25c to $2.00 each.
1 They are nice presents to send to yout friends.
i MRS-T N. murphy
HARDWARE and CROCKERY
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- Torn, trruq
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. Mr Mitchell of Union', Is In the city
the truest of Mrs. M. C. Newton. - .".
; Royal Allen of Cove, was over on
business today. -.
A. E. -Bennett is in Baker City to
day attending the track" meet.
Misses Ethel Gulling and Gertrude
Ralston left last evening for Baker
City. ' They will return tomorrow.
Sheriff Childers Is in Elgin til.ir
serving official papers and attend'ng
the stock show as well.
, Mrs. T. J. Scroggln Is still in tip;
hospital, though much improved fnun
her recent attack of typhoid fever.
- Mrs. Sutherland of Cove, remains la
an unchanged condition. Her recov
ery Is not yet assured.
George Sutherland, the well known
business man of Walla Walla, had
business in La, Grande last night.
Mrs. J. H. Cherry left this morning
for Portland, where she will visit
friends a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Graybeal re
turned to their home at Kamela after
having spent the -day In La Grande.
F. S. Bramwell is home from Port
land, where he went as a delegate to
the republican convention.
Mr. and Mrs. Judi Geer of Cove,
are in the city today meeting friends
and transacting business.
Mr, and Mrs. E. C. Hays of Hood
River, are visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Nerl Acklcs. Mrs. Hays was
'formerly Miss Elsie Ackles.
Garfield Mars, son of John L. Mars
of this city, arrived last evening from
Baker City and left today for Spo
Mrs. J. M. Hilts, who has been vis
iting friends in the city for the past
few days, returned to her home at
Portland this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Nlbley of Mea
cham, returned to their home this
morning after having spent the day In
La Grande with friends.
Mrs. M. E. LeGore of Joseph, pass
ed through the city this morning en
route to Pomeroy, Wash., where she
i will visit friends and relatives.
Roy Goodnough, Earl Henry and
. Stanley Carpy were among those who
went to Baker City last evening to
witness the track meet today.
Omen Bishop, the republican nom
inee for county school "superintendent,
transacted business In the city last
George Carpy, clerk at the United
States land office, is transacting busi
ness at Baker City today, and inci
dentally rooting for La Grande at the
The E. E. Relsland well Is now
200 feet deep and has a water sup
ply of 160 feet. An effort may be
made to sink It still deeper, In view
of locating an artesian flow.
Robert Wlthycombe Is yet at Ur-
bana. 111., and expeet3 to be absent for
a year or more yet. In the meantime
affairs at the big state farm are ably
looked after by Cecil Clark, an expert
In agriculture. Union Republican.
Roscoe and M. West returned last
evening from Pendleton, where they
.have completed a 250-foot well. A
four-hour test failed to lower the wa
ter. After a few days spent here, they
return to Umatilla county again.
The county clerk's office is arrang
ing the geno;.$l election ballots. Th
time for flll'io acceptance ended y-H-terday
and tlT.-A clerical department of
the office has spent today in arrang
ing the candidates and special maw
tire In their proper order.
' J. T. Williamson returned laat eve-
ports the wheat fields In that section
of Umatilla county somewhat dry, but
that rntn -, nAw fnlltnc It, 4nta.
mittent showers. ; " ' "
Thomas Harvey, residing 'on Third
street. Is reported seriously ill this
week with what is feared will develop1
into a case of typhoid fever.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Mlmnaugh ar
rived in the city yesterday and will
remain here permanently. Mr. Mlm
naugh has been residing In Portland,
but is again a citizen of La Grande. .
C, M. Blevens and William Bloom,
two enterprising citizens of Cove, are
in the city today transacting business.
They report Cove In a prosperous con
dition and every prospect for a first
class fruit crop.
Mrs. L. Dally and daughter of Ba
ker City, are In the city today visiting
at the B. W Grandy home. Mrs. Dally
Is on her way to Salem, where she
goes as a delegate to the Rebekah
grand assembly from the Baker City
Mr. and Mrs. George Ball left last
evening for Salem,' where Mr. Ball
goes as a delegate to the I. O. O. F.
grand lodge. After attending the ses
sion of the grand lodge, they will go
to Sllverton, where they will visit
friends a few weeks before returning
i. Mcterrin evidently has a
lonesome time of It, as he Is the only
inmate of the county JaU. He was ar
rested wth a group of three recently
for breaking Into a box car. His
friends are trying to raise his bonds
and he, too, may get out and leave the
Jail deserted, unless others sin.
Conductor James Connors of the La
Grande freight division of the O. R,
N., who has had charge, of the
farming demonstration train through
eastern Oregon, was called to Uma
tilla last night to take the Idaho re
publican delegates' train to Hunting
ton. The train consisted of nine Pull
man coaches. Pendleton EaBt Ore
George E. Wedworth, representative
and Inspector of air brakes on trains
m the O. S. L., the O. R. & N., the
S. P., from Granger to San Francisco,
and the S. P. from Portland to Los
Angeles, left this morning for points
west of here after two days spent in
La Grande. He covers 1000 miles In
his tours of inspection. 1
The following Union people re
turned to their homes In Union last
evening after attending the circus yes
terday afternoon. Miss Lulla Hall
Georgia Hall, Ida Baker. Pauline West.
Henrietta Graham; Messrs. James
Hutchinson, Ed Claln, Ferguson.
George Claln, M. Jacobs and Mr. and
Mrs. William Stafford.
R. E. Hall came down from the
High Valley section this week. Six
Inches of snow In the vicinity of hip
homestead convinced him thnt he had
better come back to the valley until
the backbone of winter Is broken In
the higher altitudes. Union Republi
E. E. Woodruff, one of Union coun
ty's prosperous foothill farmers, was
In the city this afternoon, and while in
town found time to make The Obser
ver office a friendly call. Mr. Wood
ruff says that he never felt more sure
of a record-breaking crop that at pres
ent. The rain Is Just what the doctor
ordered, and all the world seems
This space belongs to the Tern-
. perance force of Union
A DRUNKARD'S WILL.
From the Fireside Friend, the fol
lowing is clipped. It Is the last will
and testament dt a broken and disap
pointed life. It tells Its own story and
"I die a sinner and leave the world
a worthless reputation; a,, wicked ex
ample, and a memory only fit to
perish. I leave my parents sorrow
and bitterness of soul, all the days of
their lives. I leave to my brothers
and sisters shame, grief and reproach.
1 leave to my wife a "Widowed and bro
ken heart, and a life of lonely strug
gling with want and suffering. I
leave to my children a tainted name,
a ruined position, a painful Ignorance
and the mortifying recollections of a
father ' who,, by his life disgraced hu
manity and at his premature death
joined the great company of those
who are never to enter the kingdom
of God." ' .. .
Reread this. Find here seven In-
controvertable facts, tacts ueniun-
strated before our own eyes In this
city and county every year of our
lives. Then ask soberly this Question: j
It the drunkard, who Is the legitimate
output of the saloon, lives such a life
and leaves such a record, what should
be done with the drunkard factory?
' W. H. O.
How the Traffic Oppresses .....
Labor In Oregon.
Capital Invested In manufacturing
industries In Oregon, 1805, $44,02i.-
Wage earners employed by this cap
ital, 18,523. ...
Amount of capital necesary to give
employment In breweries. $2,138,(12.
Wage earners that should be em
ployed by breweries in proportion to
Wage earners actually ' employed,
Shortage, 749. ,
Wages paid to wage earners by
manufacturing industries m Oregon,
1905, tll.44S.512. .
Individual average, (618. -Amount
which should be paid by
the breweries In proportion' to capital
Invested, $556,200. ;
Amount actually paid, $138,965. '
Amount deficit, 8419,236.
Let's Stop This Graft.
Our sawmtllB with only 6 times the
capital, give employment to 48 times
as many wage earners and pay 10
times as much for raw material than
do the breweries.
Our flour mills, with less than twice
the capital, give employment to 2V4
tltnes as many wage earners and ex
pend 17 times as much for raw mater
ial than do the breweries.
Our planing mills, with half a mil
lion less capital, employ 7H times as
many wage earners and pay three
times as much for raw material.
The creameries -of Oregon pay out
for raw material each year three
times the amount of Invested capital
Our meat tacking establishments
past, two times the amount of Invest
ed capital; but the breweries pay. for
raw material each year only a' little
more than half the amount of Invest
The brewers contribution to labor In
Oregon is only $1-22 for each 100 re
celved, while in the city of Portland
alone, through the $00 saloons they
control, they filch from the products
of labor not less than $2,000,000 every
Rogwa Are Scarce.
No arrests were made In this city
last evening, and the police have
new record for circus day. The rough
appearing element which was In the
city yesterday was colsely guarded un
Ml the circus left for Baker, but -Both'
.i..- ixtnt Ttnrk. where ha was
called on a land offlc. caw. H r- Mg warranting arrets, occurred.
The 1 Golden-Rule Cop$
of Sales" in ait Departments !
The Baptist association in cession In
this city, will close Its meetings with
tonight's session, and participate in the
evangelistic services in the skating
rink at the appointed hours tomor
row. At the hour of 8 this evening
the Rev. Ralph E. Storey of Pendle
ton, will preach In the Baptist church
on "Conditions of Power."
The sessions of the day have been
replete with Interest and the body will
close Its meetings realizing that the)
have passed through one of the best
annual meetings In the history of the
Baptist work In Grcade Hondo va!!;;.
MrifS' 13.50 SHOES $2.50
Sam-s line f 150 pairs of women's
E.-.ocs ftr.d Oxfords, at a wonderfully
lo'.v price. Th! season's footwear.
Including tan, vlcl kid, light and
heavy soles; sizes 8H to 5; regular
$3.50 values, at the low price of $2.50
CHllDRENS 1.50 SHOES $1.15
Sizes 7, 7(4 and 8, in vlcl kid and
patent. With white and colored tops;
tans and reds, the best values In the
LADIES' SUITS Regular
13.55 sell at $9.25
III nil colors uuii many mjivi ui ..
season's most attractive garments, in
tight and semi-fitting Coats. The
materials are Panama Cloth, fancy
Worsteds and English Serges. Skirts
gored, pleated and trimmed with bias
folds. AH sizes, take your pick at
the following low prices:
Regular $12.60 Tailored Suit.. 9 8.S5
Regular $16.50 Tailored Suit.. $11.00
Regular $24.50 Tailored Suit.. $10.35
$9.00 JABKtTS $6.75
Materials: Coverts and fancy stripes,
trimmed In velvet and strapped with
same materials, mostly seml-tlttlng:
Regular $10.65 Jacket ....$8.00
Regular $12.50 Jacket $0.40
Regular $ 9.00 Jacket ..'.$8.75
BOYS CLOTHING 1-4 OFF
Special purchase from one of the best
manufacturers In this country, cut in
the latest faahlpn, , plain Knicker
bocker pants; materials of fancy
worsted and fancy Cashmere, tans,
blues. grays, stripes and checks;
sizes 2U to 15 years; Friday and
Saturday only,. .ONE-FOURTH OFF
MEN'S PANTS 14 OFF;
450 pairs men's Pants, all the best
styles In Worsteds, Casslmeres,
Stripes and Checks. Friday and Sat
urday only , . . .ONE-FOURTH OFF
anrAiiiA ounrmu Anrniii a
FRIDAY and SATURDAY ONLY
Parlor Matches, highest grade, per
box . . So,
TABLETS, regular 6c values,' each 8c
FANCY GLASS WARE A new as-
sortment In vases, cake plates, ber.
ry bowls and novelties. In colors,
ranging In price from 85c to 60c.
Friday and Saturday only ...... lOo
ROYAL "ORANITEWARE, in gray
No. 20 Sausepan, reg. 28c; special S3o
No. 24 Saucepan, reg. 85a; special 28c
No. 28 Saucepan, reg. 60o; special SBo
O. N. T. Spool Cotton
,The usual Saturday aftenoon band
concert by the La Grande band, under
the auspices of the La Grande Enter
tainment & Market Day association,
w$s held this afternoon. Muddy roads
arjd the fact that yesterday was circus
day when so many farmers visited
the city- kept the urban population
at home. The crowds on the streets
this afternoon was mostly lijcal.
Another concert will be given this
evening. This attraction always brings
out the city spopulatlon on Saturday
evenings with the esult that mer
chants all get additional business. So
ciability Is also livelier with "some
thing down town."
To Be Held In
JUNE 1, TO $.1908.
Will be tho most brilliant
and CIVIC JUBILtE
Ever held In the Pacific Northwest.
Portland, the "Rose City," will be a
scene of splendor and the center of
world-wide Interest for one week
Several Important conventions to be
held. In Portland on that, occasion.
Will SeU Special Ticket on Tills
LA 'GRANDE TO PORTLAND,
FOR PARTICULARS CALL ON
. ' J. H. KEEVEY, Local Agent.
WM. McMURRAT, i
General Passenger Agent, . j '
PORTLAND - ,.' ,.OREGN
. FRATERNAL ORDERS i
LA GRANDE, ORE. .
L O. O. F.
La. Grande Lodge No. 16, meets In
their hall every Saturday night. Vis
iting brothers cordially Invited to at
tend. Cemetery plat may be seen at
. T. J. SCROGGIN, N. Q.
D. E. COX, Secretary.
C. J. VANOERPOEL. Fin. Bee.
A2 VY, A.
La Grande Camp No. 7708 meet
every Moaday evening at L O. O. F.
hall. All visiting, neighbors are cor
dially Invited to attend.
E. C. DAVIS, C.
D. E. COX, Clerk. - ,
Relief committee: E. C. Davis,
Charles Dlsqua, A. J, Warner and D.
Woodiuen of Uie World. '
La Grande Lodge No. 1, ViVJD,
W., meets every Saturday evening
In V nf P hull in th fnrnft
building. All visiting members wel
come. , M. M. MARQUIS,
J. H. KEENEY, Consul Comraandetu.
A P A A SI
La Grande Lodge No. 41, A, F. A
4. M., holds regular meeting first
tnd third Saturdays at 7:80 p. m.
L. H. RUBSELL, W. M.
C D. HUFFMAN, Secretary.
nrotlierliood of Owl.
La Grande Nest No. 17, meets In
'.he K. of P. hall every Tuesday eve
ilng at 8 o'clock. Visiting brothers
J. B. VANDERMUELEN, Executive.
C. W. BAKER, Becretary.
K. of P.
Red Cross Lodge No. 27, meets
svery Monday evening In Castle Hall,
Corps building. A Pythian welcome
to all visiting knights.
P. H. PROCTOR, C. C.
R. I LINCOLN, K. of R. S.
L. O. T. SI.
Hive No. 27, L. O. T. M., meots
every first and third Thursday of each
month at 2 o'clock In the afternoon.
Visiting members made welcome. .
SADIE KLINTWORTH, L. C.
MRS. EVA M'INTYRE, K. of R. ,
Crystal Lodge No. 50, meet every
Tuesday evening at th L O, O. T.
lodge. All visiting member are In
vite to attend.
. LAURA STILES, N. O.
JENNIE SMITH, ftecretarv. ...
F. O. Z.
La Grande Aerie No. 258, F. O. E.,
meet every Friday night In Elks'
hall at 8 p. m. Visiting brethren In
vited to attend.
D. H. PROCTOR, W, P.
J. H. LEISHMAN, W. B. -
Ft renters ol America.
Court Maid Marian No. SI meet
cond and fourth Wednesday night
n K. of P. hall.. Brothers ara Invited
NERI ACKLES, C. R.
O. V. HENDRICKS, F. 8.
Board of Trustee: Dr. O. L. Big.
gers, Oscar Berger and Herbert Pat
Urson. . ...'v
O. B. S.
Hope Chapter No. 18, O. E. 8., hold
stated communications the second and
fourth Wednesdays of each month.
Visiting members cordially Invited.
MARY O. FORREST, W. M.
MARY A. WARNICK, Secretory.
I. O. O. F.
Star Encampment No. 81, L O. O.
F., meet every second and , fourth
Wednesday in the month In Odd Fel
lows' hall. Visiting patriarch always
welcome. ' D. E. COX, C. P.
W. A. WORSTELL, Scribe.
M. B. of A.
Meet first and third Thursday eve
t L O. O. F. hall. Visiting members
J. A. ARBUCKLE, President
C.J. VANDERPOEL, Secretary.
B. P. O. B... .
La Grand Lodge No. 488. meet
each Thursday evening at I o'clock In
Elk hall on Adam avenue. Visit
ing brother am cordially Invited to
W. B. SARGENT, Exalted Ruler.
O, B. M'CUIXT. Rec Bee. .
A La Grande shoemaker has made
an automobile for himself. Portland
Journal. 1 Is that awl.. Wonder how
long It will last. Pendleton Tribune.
If not soled It auto last for awl time.