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glwaye gee GOOD GOODS at Alexander's. H
Ure You Prepared For the
. ic not so far off as it, seems these winter days
o begin now that pieceof fancy work intended for
b.:.nd We are showingurie very newest in pillow
Lf1 linen filo, etching, rope and royal silk. Hand-
inen, fine 'aces art denim and cushion cord.
Dig Handkerchief Values
ico dozen Ladies' fine linen handker
chiefs, plain and fancy borders, each
35c 25c 15c 10c 8c 5c
:ander Dept. Store
There is Harmony in the Dome
with a good piano. And the
best Is the cheapest. There
are none better made.. They
are strictly high grade in
struments, perfect In con
struction and action. Unsut?
passed in touch and tone,
and finish. Durable, too, and
They are handsome in dosign
reliable always. Sold with
a gaurantee at bed rock fig
ures for cash, or on install
ments. S. L -Wakefield k Co.
Vliolrpnlo mill llclnll title Dealers
0 WABEROOMS, COURT ST. f
rOU desire to be well dressed, and-to
have stylish ' clothing, then come in
and see us. We promise to please yon
and save yon money.
i is to supply -ou with Skirts, Jackets,
Shirt Waists and Tailor Mado Suits,
and we are in a position to do bo
. aid give yon entire satisfaction', -
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We make the wearing app arel to
.CLOAK, SUIT, SKIRT and WAIST
ED, EBEN, Prpp., 645 Main St.
CAMAS PRAIRIE'S OLDEST
TOWN'S SECOND START.
Surrounded by Great Resources, Has
New Enterprises and Prosperous
Citizens and Is Looking for
ward With Confidence.
Staff CotTM pond t net.
Alba, Ore., Nov. 7. Alba Is the old
est town In Camas Prairie. The place
became a business point about 22
yoitrs ngo. when John Clifford opened i
a small general store. This pioneer
uira auout two years ago. The post
..mi,; whs reiauusneu it years ago
mm jonn luinoru wns the first post
master. A weekly mall route was es
inniisneu between - Pendleton and
union, via Pilot Rock and this in'
creased to a dally sen-Ice alout three
years ago. In early days the mall
carrier nati to frequently carry the
man in winter across the Blue moun
tains on snow shoos. He was also ex
pressman and carried Wells. Farco
packages in tlio same manner.
Rendezvous of Indians.
- 1 1- . ,, ...
near uio present sue ot Alba was
once the friendly place of rendezvous
or several different tribes1 of Indians
Sheltered by the tall pines at the foot
oi me mountains tney would meet
were and hold great celebrations
All of the Indian games were played
and racing and gambling were the or
der of the day. Josh Clarl:, an old
pioneer, tells about how the Indians
used to strip to their breech clouts
and run races for largo stakes on
these occasions. Ho says that they
ran like quarter horses and that many
of them were fine specimens of man
He says that they also became
troublesome at times in those early
days and tells an Incident th which
the. Indians confiscated the goods of
BUI Howaid and" Joli'n Connell, 'wfio
had 'a store at Alba in later years
and also relates how difficult it was
for the pioneer merchants to rescue
The town was named "Alba" for
one of the first settlers of the valley
Oame was abundant In early days.
Elk were as numerous as cattle at the
present time and bear, deer and ante
lope wore tounrt everywhere.
Evidences of Early Days.
Many evidences of these times are
still to be found In this county. Elk
and deer antlers adorn the front of
residences, barns and business
houses and bear skin nigs are not in-
trequcnt In the old homes. Everyone
has its story and the pioneer does
not mind telling it. Old-time chairs
with rawhide seats, with the hair still
on are found even in some of the
Panic of 1893.
Alba was a live town in early days
It was the gateway to a vast country.
A large portion of the traffic from in
terior Oregon came this way nnd Alba
business men and hotels reaped a
harvest The town outgrew Itself,
and when the 1893 panic came. Alba
went down and with it prices of land
and other property. It remained
down for a number of years, but Alba
is again rebuilding. The town is
livelier than for years. New buildings
are going up, ,old ones are being im
proved and new business institutions
It is claimed that it is not a boom,
but a gradual growth and all of the
citizens have faith In the future of the
place. This confidence Is inspired by
the business now being done and the
many resources lying at her door.
She is iu- the center of a great timber
belt and stockraising and dairying
Viebrock & Schmidt have a good
saw mill plant with a capacity of 12,
000 feet of lumber a day and have
ready sale for all of the lumber they
can cut, the demand being principal
ly for improvements in the Immedi
ate section. Butter Creek, Pilot Rock
and Pendleton are constantly drawing
on them for supplies.
The Alba Shingle Mill Company
lias just completed a mill with a ca
pacity of 20.000 shingles a day. and
will begin work next Tuesday. This
Institution already has an order for
200.000 shingles. They ro cut verti
cal and from good timber and the de
mand for them Is great. This Instl
union was recently moved from
Ukiah. where It Is operated on a
smaller scale. Under the new manage-
nit-in ii win also cut shakes and man
j-ufactnre apple toxes.
Altia has a general store operated
by A. S. Quant, who Is also postmas
.Mrs. Josh Clark conducts one of
the best hctels .on the Pcndleton-
i klah stage line.
Baltezore & Eggerth have one of
the b-st blacksmith shops in the conn-
tj. They do general blacksmithlng,
1 orsrshoeing and all kinds of wagon
J. D. Shlpp runs a livery and feed
stable and saloon. His barn Is (2x
100 feet and magnificently aranged.
It holds 100 tons of hay and will ac
commodate 30 head of horses. He
also has hay racks ontsTNe of the
Like all of the points In Camas
Prairie, Alba has the finest water sup
ply In Eastern Oregon.
The town has a church, school
building and dance hall.
The church .belongs to the Metho
dists, but it is not provided with a
The school building is one of the
best In the southern liortlon of the
county. The building Including lot
and apparatus is easily worth $2500.
A Prosperous School.
A prosperous school is now In prog
ress conducted by S. C. Quant, late
of Western Oregon. Thirty-seven
pupils are enrolled and 3a are In reg
ular attendance. The present term
was Intended for three months, but
It may bo extended two additional
months. The school Is well equipped
with apparatus and has a good
library. The district Is out of debt,
and the building in good condition.
Frank Brown. William Howard and
Walter Ithlnehart are directors and
II. IT. Van Horn is clerk.
It Is safe to say that Alba .will never
go backward again. Like all of East
ern Oregon, her resources and oppor
tunities are such that bIio only needs
development to prosper, and not only
local citizens are taking advantage of
the situation, but people from all
over the country are looking this way
and along with the great growth or
this section of the state. Alba and
Camas Prairie will be in the van.
AT THE FRAZER.
"A Poor Relation" Next Saturday
Night "On the Stroke of 12" To.
It Is a marvelous stago creation
that can keep an audience of play
goers on the verge of tears for two
horns and preserve them from weep
ing simply by making, them laugh.
Such Is the character of Noah Vale.
in Sol Smith Russell's charming play,
A Poor Relation" which comes to
the opera house next Saturday night.
It is essentially n rhie that appeals
to the sympathies at times deeply:
and being delineated with such' ex
quisite finish by a comedian whose
methods are peculiarly adapted to the
character It is no wonder that the
play that forms its setting has be
come u household word for all that
is clean and wholesome on the Amer
ican stage. Manager Fred G. Berger
not only carries the same scenery,
properties, etc., used by Mr. Russell
himself, but also Horace Lewis, Geo.
It. Sprague, Thurston Hall, Hornce
Newman. George Cowen. W. S. Mil-
er, O. B. Smith, Misses Marie Harri
ott, Fanny B. Sprague, Portia Albel,
Henrietta Newman and Maude Calla.
A Dramatic Sucess.
A dramatic success of thiee years'
standing "On the Stroke of 12," under
the management of W. B. Lawrence,
will be the attraction at the Frazer
opera house, Tuesday, November 11..
The play will be presented by an ex
cellent cast and a complete and novel
scenic equipment. A murder, a sen
sational escape from prison and an
With every purchase oi One Dollar or
more of Children's clothing of any kind
$3.So Shoes for Ladies
have thick pliable soles
and magnificent style
and wearing quality.
Starts out with a boom
MrfifPP Black Satin Skirts with Yoke, close
intucc fitting hips, flares, many ruffles,
patent invisible fastener, changeable waist, and
a low price. Once worn always desired
1 A percent Discount on all Golf Gloves until
" Saturday night when prices will resume
of all kind
Grand Clearance Sale
satisfaction at money saving prices
cohf Qmea's ant a warm house go a good ways in
I will r 1 wuuer comiortaruie ana-ongnt. uur
h;i.i:. h Good meals and our heaters will make the
""WOE Warm ...I r ...
o nuU gomtortauie.
Thompson Hardware Co.
You can always get tender,
juicy steak at our market.
It's Just vht you need to
satisfy yourappetlteaud build
up your strength during the
fall and whiter months. Any
thing you want in the meat
Hue, com1 to us, we have it
For the next Sixty Days we will sell Carpets, Rugs, Lace
Curtains, Portiers, Wall Paper and Sewing Machines at a
Big Reduction. In fact everything in our store will go at a
Great Discount for Cash. This is the chance of a lifetime
to buy goods cheap. Call and get our prices.
Undertakers' goods always
on hand at reduc;d prices
3 Phone Main 24
School to Teach Socialism.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 10. At Ar
gentine, Kansas, there was opened to.
day a school for tlio teacliliiK of so
cialism. It is the International School
of Social Economy, originally entali
llshed In Chicago in 1900, and after
ward conducted In Glrard, Kansas,
and San Francisco, California. The
founder and chief piomotcr of tho
college Is Walter Thomas Mills and
he claims that 100 students from var
ious parte of tho United States and
Canada are enrolled for tho lirst
course at the Institution, Instruction
Blight's Disease and Diabetes
Tlioy are curing Brlght's Disease
and Dlabotes In California. The per
centage of eOlcloncy (recoveries) In
these blthorto Incurable diseases
averages as high as 87 per cent. Tho
details of tho Investigation and dem
onstiatlon of the now compounds are
so conclusive that wo at once sent
for a bundle of the reports and for
will be given in tho origin and .level-! Jhe "ew l.treatra?."1 for U.rg.Cnt Caae!
nun tne nest 01 me kiiki. low ; .
? prices and satlsfaci Ion prevail ,
I I Otto Miescke I
! C O U K T S T MEET J
j! Ho user's Old Stand !;
exciting rescue In a counterfeiter's
den are included In the action, and
the comedy element Introduces a
"Yiddish" character for the first time
In a drama, The piece has bevu play
ed for the past three seasons in all
of the large cities of the Kast and
Middle West, and Judging from Its
buccess In other cities, it should enjoy
a big week here. Prices $1, 76, CO and
5 cents. Seats on sale at the Frazler
opment of tho means of production,
of the class struggle, of the Industrial
, arts, of the learned professions, of tho
1 use of domestic animals, of military
powers and tactics, of tlio forms of
government, of tho fraternal organiza
tions, of the ecclesiastical Institutions
mid why these associations and insti
tutions should culminate In socialism
J Brute's Brutal Master, '
In Justice Mt'sslck's court Wedncs
day, the ease of the state vs. William
C'olton, charged with excessive cruel-
I ty to animals, came up. The arrest
1 was made upon information placed In
the bands of Humane Officer Will Ki
lls. It wns shown that Coltou had
struck his horse upon the bead and
killed the animal. Coltou lives lu
the Hlg Creek country. Ho alleged
that tho horse was a vicious brute
and that the killing was accidental
He was fined 20. Uaker City Her
In this city. Call or sond for one of
P. W. SCHMIDT & CO., Pendleton
Long Period of Mourning.
American ofllcc-holdors will never
embrace the Chinese Idea of reV?n
ing f j thici) yearn on account of a
death .in the Jamlly.-iNew York
World. ' ' '
A Neighboring Industry,
The I. a Grande Sugar Factory,
while not yet done with this season's
beet crop has had tho most success
ful run It has (i, Joyed since Its es
tablishment, Up to last night, the
amount of beets handled was 10,000.
tons; the amount of new sugar made,'
23,000 sacks, besides 2000 sacks of
brown sugar, from tho syrup left over!
from last year, The crop will be har-j
vested by the end of next week,
Famous at home for
Famous now all over
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