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ttfcEkLl oBSEBYER, IA GRANDE, ORECON. FRIDAY, AUGUST i1t WA.
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The next legal battle, the decision
of which, will lay the foundation for
effecting mater'ally existing commer
cial relations. We refer to the decis
ion of the United States Circuit Court
of Chicago, in the Missouri River rate
cape wherein, for the first time the
- right of the power of the Interstate
Commerce Commission has been a
question. If the United States Su
preme Court holds that this body has
no right to make rates its usefulness
Is practically at an end, its power
will be reduced to about the same
power as our state railroad commis
sion, it can suggest that the railroads
place bulletin boards In the depots
showing the arrival and departure of
trains, and that the depots be swept
It must be admitted that the power
of rate making effects the entire com
mercial Interests of each Individual in
the community. Special rates and re
bates In the past have builded large
individual flrriis, corporation, ar
trade centers at the dlsadavantage of
others not so favored. The coast ci
ties today are rejoicing In the recent
Chicago decision, not based upon the
Justice of the decision, but upon the
fact they see a possibility of either
postponing or securing an adverse
decision in the Spokane rate case
. .which wherein the present railroad
rates makes all of the great Inland
Empire pay tribute to the coast cities.
Every pound of freight by the Interior
'. pays a tariff directly to the Jobbers
. of the coast cities. La Grande mer-
chants pay the through rate on their
merchandise to the coast cities and
the local rate back, why should it
cost the Observer office $210 more
on a car load of paper than it would
If the paper was carried on 300 miles
. further and delivered to a Portland
printer. The Observer was simply
taxed $240 for the" privilege of doing
business in the Interior. It it any
wonder the coast cities are building
up at a greater rate than the inter
ior. It has been a long and persis
tent struggle for. the people to make
the railroads respect -their rights. In
fact at the outset the railroads main
tained that the people had no right
whatever, that the men put their
money In railroads, hnd the right to
charge what they pleased, that If tho
people did not want to pay the rates
they fixed they could walk or haul
their freipht. We have passed all
that and the rifihts of a common car
riers are well established along many
If the reader will note there has
been very little said regarding the
government ownership of railroads
which wa.i a live topic a few years
ago. The reason for this relaxation
Is due to tho fuct that congress In
creased the powers of the Interstate
Commerce Commission and the courts
decided against the merging system
then In vogue, which practically
eliminated competition, but If the
powers of the Interstate Commission
are throttled until it simply becomes
an advisory board you will hear more
about government ownership of rail
roads than ever In the near future,
and may become the political Issue
of tho next presidential campaign.
There is a subdued volcano smoul
dering that Is likely to break out col
lectively. Individually there have al
ready been several out breaks and
that la against the present water me
ter rate. For household purposes
there la little if any complaint, but
when It comes to paying 25 cents per
thousand gallons for irrigation it is
beyond reason and If continued visi
tors will wonder why La Grande has
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such a shiftless appearance. It re
quires a great deal of time to keep
a yird pretty and when abide from
this, the property owner is taxed
exorbitantly for the purpose of beauti
fying the city it soon becomes a bur
den. To illustrate for several years
La Grande has enjoyed much pleas
ure and profit and many flower gar
dens are, la existence today owing
to the interest taken in our annual
aster shows, but If our readers were
compelled to pay the water bills
of those who by their energy make
such things possible they would cease
raising flower beds. The reason of
this sudden complaint arose from the
fart that not until this season has
the majority of the patrons been
placed on a meter system. There is
no fight on the meter system, it is
the only proper equitable system, you
pay for what you use, but the con
sumer has something to say about
the rates. Ten cents would be a big
rate to pay during the Irrigation sea
son which would probably not exceed
$1.50 per lot for irrigation." Under the
present pumping system it does not
cost to exceed 6 cents per thousand
gallons, Why ask 25 cents, for some
thing that beautifies the city and
which all enjoy.
Vpw roooriU nmnnp thnon who aw
pioneers in aviation are being made
so frequent that even those greatly
interested must keep close attention
or they will be behind . the times.
The latest success being -that of the
Frenchman Paulham, who remained
In the air for three hours and then
descended only because ho exhausted
TALKING ABOUT US.
Many Slopping Over to See Grande
Ronde In laj light.
It Is evident that Grande Ronde
valley is being talked of to an extent,
as it is evidenced by tho fact that so
many people upon making their re
turn trip east arrange to stop over in
La Grande in order that they may
have the opoprtunity of viewing the
valley in the day time. There is!
hardly a night but from three to a
dozen families get off on the night
train for this purpose.
Cucumbers, all sizes, for pickling.
Now isthe time to put up your dill I
pickles. Fleshman Bros., phone
Black 622, residence 1812 Y avenue.
There will be a meeting of the
Riverside park association tonight at
7:30 at the residence of W. II. Boh
nenkamp, for the purpose of consid
ering the proposition of W. F. Chace,
landscape architect. All members
are requested to be present.
MRS. E. POLACK,
1100 Reward For
the arrest and conviction of the per
son who took from my pasture, last
week In March, a black pony, weight
1000 pounds; white hind foot, branded
small "II" on right shoulder and halt
circle "V on left Btlfle, and recurry
On all Fancy
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JOHNSON k BRUCE KGB'S.
4 The Dramatic Stock Co.
The Sensational Sensation
"CHIMES OF A BIG CITY.
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"The Parish Priest"
WHY NOT fRY
Gives . prompt and postlve relief In
every case. Sold by druggists, price
$1.00. Trial package by ma'i 10 cents.
Williams Mg. Co, Props.
A. T. HILL, Druggist
Plank SSidewaitts Built and gp
Repaired. Excavating and
Filling. Phone Black 1562.
A 10 Days Bargain
13, TO HAY 23
Black and white under skirts.
Night gowns and corset covers.
Laces and embrolderys.
Silk gloves all colors.
White waists and nets.
Many other lines to numerous to
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Our $1.75 line for ii 9n
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Ice Cream Parlors
My parlors are the cosiest
and most comfortable in the
city, electric fans, the best of
service and the variety of, and
quality of my flavors are unsur
passed. Fine Candies
Made Fresh every day.
When you take that vacation you
are going to spend most of the time
out of doors. We have specially stock
ed up with the necessary small gold
Jewelery for these occasions. The fol
lowing are a fe wof our specialties:
Gold Scarf Tins in clever designs, set
with Raroqu Pearls, Amethysts or
Sleeve Links, of solid gold, large
sfze, plain or fancy designs. Every
thing else in jewelry. All at most
J. H. PEAREg
Ifottce of Dissolution.
Notice Is hereby given that C. C
Penlngton and W. H. Rush doing
business under the firm name of C
C. Penlngton & Company, have dis
solved business by mutual consent,
and C. C. Penlngton will collect and
pay all bills against the firm.
styles. Note Our &
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