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Slocum Drug Co.
for Old and Young
Fresh etock of Staple and Fancy Groceries. New
and fresh good being added daily. Large line of
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos and Confections. -----------
W. A. ANDREWS
JUST SOUTH OK tSLOCUM'8 IRUO STOKE, MAIN ST.
Meadows & Sons, Props.
ROCK SPRINGS COAL
DRY CORD WOOD
We are Prepared to
offer prompt service.
We liav five good teams and
your orders (or Wood, Coal and
anything in the drayage line will
receive careful end prompt attention.
MILLER & Co.
(MOVER & GRAY
General Dealers In
COAL and WOOD
All orders given
Office Pattersons Lumlieryard
Terms Strictly Cash
Will M a numlwr of horiir unit nrw rig", both B-ikkI' nt link; and olfer you
J niMLervl. You will receive roiirttnMresliutmt. A lmf ol your trougi J
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ft LOWER MAIN STREET - - - - Heppner, Oregon w
Will Probably Be Sold To
0. R. & N, Co.
DAILY OUTPUT 2000 TONS
Shop just South of
Best appointed Hotel (n Eastern Oregon.
Every Molern Convenience.
Lighted by electricity.
Best Meals in the City.
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
PHIL, METSCHAN, Jr,
WE have opened a Grocery Store in the Ayers Building,
Main Street, where we are prepared to serve the public
with a Stock of Groceries Complete in Every Detail, and
we respectfully solicit a share of your trade
NEW AND FRESH
No Stale Goods
And see us and we will treat you right.
Cor. Main and Willow Sta.
First Class Work Guaran
teed. Prices Reasonable.
EVERYTHING NEW AND
Launderer of 15 years ex
perience in charge.
Delivery wagon collects
laundry Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Deliveries are made Wed
nesdays and Saturdays. " u
We solicit a share of the o
O Wills & Williams, Props.
Contractors and Builders
ESTIMATES AND PLANS
FURNISHED ON ALL WORK
A share of the patronage
HOUSES MOVED and REPAIRED
j Office ono door north of Scrivnor's I
blacksmith shop, Main street,.
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Ah immenne Btock of
Fall and Winter Shoes
The pioneer boot and shoe dealer of Heppner, who al
ways carries a big line of Boots and Shoes, Rubbers, Etc. '
Repairing a specialty, and satisfaction guaranteed.
Old stand, West aide of Main Street.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
RlKlit foment the
Expert Shumann Will Make
Favorable Report Estimated
'Railroad Will Save $2,000,-
OOO yearly bv Deal.
The 0. R. & X. will probably acquire
Ihe Heppner coal field'. The railroad
sent a coal expert, hr. M. Schumann,
to the properties about ten days ago.
The expert has finished his investi
gations, and is preparing bis report.
He will recommend the coal as of ex
cellent steaming quality and practically
unlimited quantity, says the Oregonian.
President Mohler will not return from
(he East for a month yet, and mean
time the traneacl'on will be held in
abeyance. C. E, Redfield, secretary
of the Heppter Railroad & Coal Com
pany, owners of the coal deposits, is in
the city. He is sure that the 0. 11 & N.
will go into ihe enterprise.
"Mr Mohler has said to me," re
marked Mr Redfield, "that his com
p.ny will certainly take up the project
if we have the quality and quantity of
coal we represent. The 0. R. & X.'s
expert has found our judgment of the
deposits to have been conservative, an 1
will extole them more than we have
"Our deposits are confined within an
area of 45,000 acres, 13 miles long and
four or five miles wide. We have three
veins of coal, which will supplr 1500
tj.! of toal daily for 100 years. We can
mine the coal for (1.25 a ton, and lay
it down at Por. land for less than $3.
The O. 11. & X, has found it to be toe
best coal it has ever used."
A month ago the O. R. & X. tested 10
tons between Portland and The Dalles.
The locomotive hauled C5 cars from
Portland and burned 700 pounds lees
of the Heppner coal than it would have
couBumed of the Wyoming coal regul
arly used on the road on a train of CO
'Coal now costs the 0. R. A X.,"
went on Mr Redfield, "between (5 and
$15 per ton. We can supply the road at
$2 or $2.50 per ton, and cave the core
pany $2,000,000 per year. That's what
Mr Mohler told us. His road burns
500,000 tons a year. -
Xow that test is undhputable proof
of the steaming quality of our coal. It
has convinced Mr Mohler, and I have
not the slightest doubt that he w ill en
list the 0. R. & X. in our project."
Dr. Schumann testified last night
that the Heppner coal is superior to
any in the Xorthwest. Just what be
intends to say in his report he would not
divulge, but he admitted that he would
highly recommend the coal.
The properties are about 21 miles
south of Heppner. They will be reached
by extending the 0. R. & X. up Willow
Creek. The extension will cost about
1250,000. The ow ners of the coat beds
have already spent $130,000 in develop
ment of the properties. Xone of the
stock of the company is (or sale.
Mr Redfield would not discuss the
probable terms on which the O. R. & X
would join the enterprise. He has full
Confidence that the railroad company
will be unselfish in the matter, ow ing to
the large sum of money it will sav
from the venture.
Dr. Schumann estimates that one of
the three veius will yield 1500 a day for
30 years. The O. R. & X. desires assur
ance that 2000 tons a day can be secured
fro.n the properties, and has stated this
as one of the condit'ons. Such a supply
is undoubtedly available.
Grande !nd office, just 38 minutes to
bring a verdict of acquittal in Judge
Bellinger's court Friday afternoon. The
charge for which Thompson had been
indicted by the Federal grand jury, and
tried in the United States District court,
was for alleged solicitation of bribes.
Charles Cunningham and Inspector
Greene, of the Interior Department,
were the principal witnesses against
Thomson, and they and Dallas O Hara,
Glen Baling and Asa Rayburn, came in
for a terrific forensic denunciation from
T. G. Hailey, assistant attorney for the
The trial of Thomson has attracted
wide-spread interest throughout East
ern Oregon, where the principals are all
well known. The specific charge against
him was that he was allege ! to have at
tempted !o solicit bribes amounting to
$500. The evidence against Thomson
was furnished by Charles Cunningham,
"the Oregon sheep king," and Inspector
Greene. From the beginning the evi
dence of any wrong doing on the part of
the land receiver was so flimsy that the
day to day proceedings of the court
were little short of a farce. United
States District Attorney John H. Hall
did the beBt he could with the material
he bad on hand, but the characters of
many of the witnesses were most vi
ciously assailed by the attorneys for the
defense. Witness after witness swore
away tb? character of Cunningham and
O'Hara. Baling and Rayburn practic
ally admitted that they had committed
perjury, and that they had sworn to
false land affidavits. It was the teat i
mony sworn to by O'Hara, fsaling and
Rayburn that moved Judge Eellinger,
in his charge to the jury, to refer to
them as the "thiee shameless charac-
H I StRVlCES
Reading of Thanatopsis by
Mis Minor Pleasing Feature
OF ELKS' SORROW MEETING
Impressive Programme Ren
dered at Christian Church
O, frlenrln regretted, seen en foreysr dear.
EcmembrBiK'S hails yoa wl th tier wrraet tear f
Drooping, he bend o'er pennive Fandy'sorn
To trace the hotin which never can return;
Jet with thee retrospective Ioven to dwell,
And ftoolbe the orrows of her Inst farewell!"
neppner Lodge Xo. 353, B. P. O. E.,
held its annual memorial services at the
Chrstian Church Sondav venina-
when a most impressive and interesting
programme was rendered. Th8 house
was filled tc overflowing and the vai-
ous numbers were well received by the
The address was ably delivered by
Sam E. Van Vector, who handled his
subject in a manner which reflected
credit upon bimtelf aa well as upon the
Quartettes were most beautifully ren
dered by Messrs. Bennett, Gove, Hayes
and Crawford, and the duett by Mi
Helen Jones and Mr. Otbeo Crawford
was justly appreciated.
A no'.able feature of the evening's en
tertainment was the reading of "Than
atopsis" by Miss Willa Minor, and to
say that the rendi.ion was giand would
be putting it mildly. Miss Minor's tal
ent in that direction is certainly far
above the ordinary.
The solo, "Dream of Paradise," by
Miss Lillian Cochran, was most charming.
Following is a list ot the departed
ters" who baa sworn laUely in a case j brothers :
in which Cunningham was the bene-
1 A. SNOOK,
Physician and Surgson
gJff"OSTict next to Times office
Residence on block west of M. E Church
JCDGE FAVOES THE DEFENSE.
Judge Bellinger, in bis instructions to
the jury, reviewed the case carefully.
It was all very favorable to Thomson
and he Intimated that from the evidence
there was nothing to warrant the jary
finding the defendant guilty. The jury
retired at 4:15 and in 33 minutes they
had rendered a verdict of not guilty on
all three of the counts. Shortly after
the jury had left the couitf&om Judge
Fee called the court's attention to the
fact that the books and papers which
had been used as evidence in the case,
had not been taken to the jury room.
Judge Bellinger remarked that he did
not think the jury wanted them, and
then, discussing the case from the
bench he said:
"I will say, in this connection, that I
submit this case to the jury because the
aw requires me to submit it to the jury
It is my duty, when I think there is no
testimony legitimately tending to sup
port a verdict to take the case away
from the jury. The jury are to deter
mine only such questions as are submit
ted to them by the court. It is the le
gal right of the jury, as 1 have stated to
them, to give full credence to this tea
timony aud to find a verdict against the
defendant; but I must say now, with
entire frankness, that I do not think
can pronounce a judgment upon such
verdict if one thou Id be rendered.
shall never pronounce a judgment in
this court that does not meet the ap
proval of my conscience. Such a judg
ment would not."
As soon as the jury's verdict was read
menus ot ttie accused man grouped
around him and a brief impromptu re
ception wis held. Mr. Thomson's at
torneyt also came in for a share- of the
congratulations. Cunningham was not
in court when the verdict was received.
E. L. Matlock. William Tenland,
Charles White, Thomas StubbleBeld, J.
Roberts, J. J. Harris, B. F. Vaughan,
Asa B. Thomson Acquitted.
As all Times leaders are interested in
the Asa B, Thomson caea we quote a
short extrait from the Oregonian,
which fully explains the proceedings,
and Judge Bellinger's Instructions to
the jury :
It took the jury trying Asa B. Thorn
sou, suspended receiver of the La
The City Council.
The city council met in regu'ar ses
sion Monday evening with Mayor Gil-
iam and Council men Qnaid, Farns-
orth and Conn present.
The applications for liquor license by
John Zollinger, Matlock Bros., Phil
Metchan and J. C. Borchers were read
and the licenses granted.
The following bills were allowed :
Carr & Cos $15 50
Heppner Transfer Co 960
Rhea & Welch 2 50
wen French n 60
Jeff French 13 6a
Henry Cannon 35.
Heppner Trausfer Co 1400
Heppner Light & Water Co 97 50
C. C Patterson 2596
M. Slocum 39 78
C. Gurdane ....... .' 69 50
J. W. Rasmas 6000
W. Briggs 835
Frank Xatter 20 00
P. Williams 16 65
Jim Minor 2 25
H. Mikeeell.. is 75
W. E. Mikesell 25 62
L. P. Younger 1 00
C. Patterson 3 00
Geo. C. Akin 3 00
S. J. Leezer 3 00
Earl Conser 3 00
D. V. S.Reid 1250
Julius Keithly 550
Vorhees 2 50
Edgar Ayers 550
Rhea Luper. 6 00
The matter of constructing a sidewalk
to the depot was discussed at some
length, and it was decided that the com
mittee, heretofore appointed to look
after the matter, be instructed to look
out the most feasible route and have
the work of extending the walk com
menced at once. The committee went
down Tuesday to view out tha route
and doubtless work will begin within a
Head About to Burst From
Severe Bullous Attack.
"I had a severe bilious attack and felt
like my bead was about to burst whtn I
got bold of a free sample of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. I
took a dose of them after supper and the
next day felt like a tew man and have
been feeling happy ever since," says Mr
J. W. Smith of Julifi, Texas. For
biUiousness, stomach troubles and con
stipation these Tablets have no equal.
Price 23 cents. For sale by Slocum
The City Election.
Tha Heppner city election passed off
very quietly, no office being coulesled
excepting tbat of recorder. There were
ouly 140 votes cast, leu than a two
third vote. The vote was as follows:
For Msyor, Funk Gilliam 127, Thomas
Matlock 1; for Counc'lmen, Ed Day 118,
Fred Warnock 121, Thomas Qnaid 112;
for recorder J. P. Williams 5i, W. A.
Richardson 90; for treasure L. W.
The result shows that a considerable
number voted only for recorder. This
was because there was no contest for the