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4 '. -. :, Tanee. - V-f
The taxes are indeed heavy,
and If those laid by the govern-
ment were the only ones we had
to pay, we might more easily
a AirhATB them: " but we have
manv others, and much more
grievous to some of us. We are
taxed twice as much by our idle-'
ness, three times as much by our
pride and four times as much
v... ,. fniiv? and rom these
nviB th commissioners cannot 4i
ease or deliver us by allowing
SHERMAN 19 FIFTY-THREE.
James Schoolcraft Sherman, rupub
" llcan nominee for vlce-preutdent of the
United Spates, was born in t'tica, N.
T., October 2 4, 1 855. ' He graduated
from Hamilton college in 1878 and
Hf two years later was admitted to the
bar. In 1S82 he was made secretary
of the republican committee of his
county, and in 1884 he was chosen
: mayor, of Utlca by the largest majori
' ty ever given a mayoralty candidate in
that city up to that time. In 1886 he
was elected to congress. He was re
nominated In 1888, but was defeated
and again was unsuccessful in 1890.
irsm ituara- inter, however. . h6- was
elected and continued to represent his
district , until the present year, when j
xhe declined renomlnatlon to ; accept
the second place, on the republican
ticket with tir, Taft Mr. Sherman
was a delegate to the republican na
tional convention in 1892, and chair
man of the New Tork republican state
convention in 1895 and again in 1900,
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O.XE ARREST SINCE Jll-Y 1.
- local option went Into effect.
July 1, there has been but "one man
arrested for being drunk and dlsor
derly, and police Judge Detiham says
. life Is miserably lonesome la that re
epect. Not only has there been a won
derful decrease In the number of
drunks arrested, but arrests for other
rrlmes have been few this summer.
There was a time when Elgm averaged
one arrest a day, but' things have
changed. Elgin' Recorder.
. .,: ' ....... 411
The fact that a gambling scheme to
attract boys was opened up on one of
ihe main street corners this morning,
in the shape of 'knife rack, caused n
small comment by many who stood
around and witnessed the results 'f
the attraction. Boys comprised nlne
tenthi of the patronage. The fact that
the city had the right to license such
a scheme waa doubted by not a few.
An 'nvestlgatlon of the city ordinances
tihnws that this right Is provided for
In ordinance No. 248, passed in June,
100, the city receiving IS per . day
for the privilege. Public sentiment
oe not approve o. this manner of
H- cling revenue and were the peo
ple to vote upon the passage of sucn
an rdlnance It would be defeated by
a vety large vote. jThe section relat
ing 10 cane and knife racks should tw
This morning quite a number of
young men from the eact visited Ex-
' 3.11,It as3 were- nrnrt . than Re
lighted with the fruit exhibit. The
.leader remarked that the had been
Advised prior to leaving their Ohio
home tha.t Prk" WM n4 .ot
tha red aP'". c ) rsyrcheeked girie.
The apple, we-e In evidence, and they
" .. . 5. t-!.. One of -our
Aoeer. replied that the "gin. were to
be seen everywhere, and If they would
stop,over we could provide an exhibit
that would more than equal the apple
display! They all promised to return
upon validating their ticket at Port
land. . .
Remarkable' evidence of primitive
skill that almost surpassed present In-'
genulty. Is being uncovered in the ex
cavation work being done in the rear
of the national bank building, where
next spring will be erected the M. &
M. .company's warehouses. .i.
One of the most startling discover
ies made by the excavators was the
finding of product of early skill In
clay modeling and Incidentally Involv
lng ,clay coloring thalwlll rival mod
ern science in this respect. The arti
cle Is a miniature Image, of a mon
key, but aside from the clever model
ing demonstrated, there Is evidence of
color work such as was only Invented
by white man 25 years ago. :.
The age of the clay monkey model
ts a mystery. The parts that remain
are perhaps Inches In length, some
what defaced, with the arms missing.
The model is hollow, though possessed
with ..considerable hardness. Though
partly broken -off, there Js much left
of a peculiar facing on the clay that
is beautifully colored In Indian design.
George Krelger, the contractor; who
has the relic in his possession, affirms
that the white man discovered the pro
cess used on that little model, only 25
years ago, while lt Is evident that the
piece ot Inert clay in question is ex-
trniely aged. ' . ' '"
' Six l'oet ruder Ground..
The little hing was found six feet
under ground. The solution to the
problem of how It got there is given
In the historical fact that Jefferson
avenue was once a deep slough. The
gravel formations In which the ex
cavators are working, bear out the
statement. The waters must have at
some time in the remote past, washed
the model into the slough, where It
lodged, only vto be found today after
perhaps' a century or two of time.
Another freak has been uncovered
.v.inh nian hears evidence of
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nrlmltlve handiwork. . It Is a hard
rock eight inches In length, and worn
Hndrirnl hv water erosion. In the
center of the hard rock is a 4-lnch
hole abou one Inch in diameter. It
was evidently drilled with-, tools sucn
as cannot be made in the present day.
It is' supposed the drilling took place
farther up the river and that by slow
stRE-es it waa washed down until it
lodged In the slough to be covered up
by collarteral deposits when the river
gradually receded to its present chan
Work ProgrenwIiiR Rapidly.
The work on the basement Is pro
gressing without a hitch. By next
Tuesday rock will be hauled from the
ProebsteJ quarry and the construction
of the basement walls commenced.
Yesterday friend of Ernest Bram
well, president of the Idaho academy,
tried to get him to remain over Sunday
evening end deliver hie lecture. "Eter
nal Progression; Divine Law," gov
erning the past, present and future,
bu( did not secure his consent until
late last evenlct. Up thi time if
was his Intention to return on this
morning', train. Mr, Bramwell Is a
most pleasln speaker and those who
attend will be well " entertained. The
lecture' commences at :S0. Every
body Invited: no charge. -
. . Specie.,
for" sale .a-tract otv.il totaling S0
acre. " One hundred ecree under eultl-
tlvatlon. A $1008 reaunrent and oth
er, good improvements; spring water
enough for houee and 'barae; creek,
acrecs one 40 il fof 50 cash. Lo
cated six m. from-town on R, r. D.
nmM w out for voureelf. . Write to
Indian .Valley Bealt company. Elgin,
the firm that .Und. for a aquar. deat
SAMPLE LINE 0t FURS j
OH SfiLE AT N. K. VJEST 1
The Hew styles up to ffic myiue.
them. The best line of furs made
America - - - -
On sale for few days onyi
Glasses That Fit
irS WATCH REPAIRING THAT GIVES
SATISFACTION IN LA GRANDE
rLtUu-' Mol.'nnn SATURDAY
wtiiiui en j iiiuiiiibv fititKnvvn
For the Benefit
ball and Indoor
COLISEUM SKATING RINK
JACK D. 0'BRIEU
A UN DRV
The Way You
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of the Basket
Done V; I
want it done j
iwAiry 7 :
GEORGE PALMER. President w.
J. M. BERRY, Vice President , C.
F. L. MEYERS
L Orandc National Banli
: -: Of La Grande, Oregon ; ;;v
jCAPITALJVND MtfLUS.. SKGO.OQO ,
''..V .'':; . directors
J. M? Berry V A. B. Conley ;F. J. Holme. , F. M.
. C C. Pennington F. L Meyer. Geo, L. Cleaver '
' ' W. L. Brenholt. George Palmer . '
Grande Ronde Lumber Co.
P.CRRY, ORCSON .
CAN FURNISH LUMBER OF A! L KINDS
IN CARLOAD LOTS.
For 16 inch Chain VVocd Delietcdat yovr Heme,
Call up V. C. BEAN, La Crandcv I honc, Red 1741
9 9 '
Own Your water bystem i
And Be Independent
A Well Will Solve The Problem t
Twenty-five years experience In the well -drilling business enable
me to do your work properly and economically. I am prepared to
drill to any depth. ;'y- .
ASK ME FOR PARTICULARS AND REFERENCE RE
CARDING WELLS I DRILLED IN THIS COUNTY
D. M. HUNT
or Made Suits
Afef and Silk Waists, . Infanfs
Pop Corn Silk Caps, Wfool
Shirts and Leggins
in Collars and Belts
I IHE VI DM (0
... Rnmnag Sale. r..
1 Isd'ie. of 8t Peter", guild will
hold their full rtjfnmajw sale- Vrldaty
and ' of thta wee In the
us me' : r;nt the Holer Foley. A
H. Bnvw - .
S. WILLIAMS, 2d As.'t Cashier
large' number of article. Will to
ale. the ladle hope to
friead. during the sale. -Price. 1"
eel. stock eomplete."