DO ""TTTT -4 VOL. VII. IIE1TNEE, OKKGON, THURSDAY, DKCEMBEIMO, 1003. NO. 5. TT TT MESo 1 n ILirV Christmas Goods at Slocum Drug Co. for Old and Young at Reasonable Prices Fresh Groceries.. 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. m m m m ft (ft (ft ...TELEPHONE... TlVERY BARM Meadows & Sons, Props. r Heppner Transfer Company -0- 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. JOOOOOOOOOOO ooooocoooooc!: irimnnmmnnmnnnncnmimnn S (MOVER & GRAY General Dealers In COAL and WOOD All orders given prompt attention Office Pattersons Lumlieryard Terms Strictly Cash e HIUHIUIUUUUUUMHUUMUUUUUtlili 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 "7 uftif.fl'Vfk . - y.. .. , v , , W ft LOWER MAIN STREET - - - - Heppner, Oregon w ' alace Hotel.. 1((M Will Probably Be Sold To 0. R. & N, Co. DAILY OUTPUT 2000 TONS Practical Horseshoeing Shop just South of Meadows' Livery Stable. Thos."Brennfah, Heppner, Ore, HEPPNER, OREGON. Best appointed Hotel (n Eastern Oregon. Every Molern Convenience. Lighted by electricity. Best Meals in the City. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT PHIL, METSCHAN, Jr, Prop rocery Store 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 MONOPOLE GOODS Remember EVERYTHING NEW AND FRESH No Stale Goods HAT I And see us and we will treat you right. BINNS BROS. Cor. Main and Willow Sta. HEPPNER, ORE o0oooooooooo I CRESCENT STEAM LAUNDRY First Class Work Guaran teed. Prices Reasonable. EVERYTHING NEW AND UP-TO-DATE. 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 Iltppuer patronage. O Wills & Williams, Props. cocoooocooooo coccccooooo o fcitimiiun imri'iiii)ili;!ii !!imiifimiiii!miHi!iiitMiifiih.i!itiU'ti - GftRR&GOX Contractors and Builders ESTIMATES AND PLANS FURNISHED ON ALL WORK A share of the patronage solicited. HOUSES MOVED and REPAIRED j Office ono door north of Scrivnor's I blacksmith shop, Main street,. iiiiiimui'irimnmuiiiiwiiiuiiiu iiruuimmtiiitimtiiiiiiHii iiMtMmimmnutiMiniwi,,?. THEY'RE HERE! Ah immenne Btock of Fall and Winter Shoes AT M. LICHTENTHAL'S 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. ARTHUR SMITH Watchmaker and Jeweler RlKlit foment the Ol'KHA IIOUBK 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 done. "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 cars. '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 defence. s 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 Sunday Evening. 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- CP 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 audience. 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 order. 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- HEPPNER OREGON 1 A. SNOOK, Physician and Surgson gJff"OSTict next to Times office Residence on block west of M. E Church ficiary. 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, Charles Ingrabam. 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 Cantwell..... 225 C. Patterson 3 00 Geo. C. Akin 3 00 T.J.Matlock 300 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 few days. 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 Drug Co. 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. Briggs 117. The result shows that a considerable number voted only for recorder. This was because there was no contest for the I others.