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Political Information. 4
County registration books
open until April 7. r I- '
Primary election April 17.
Registration book reopened 4
4 April 21; closed on May lit. 4
4 ' Oeneral state election June 1. 4
4 Registration books reopened 4
4 September 20; close October 20. 4
4 Presidential election Novem- 4
4 ber I. 4
4 City Election. 4
4 City registration books close 4
4 February 22. 4
4 ' Candidates must file their pe- 4
4 tltlons not later than February 4
4 12. 4
4 City election March . 4
Elsewhere In this issue we reprint
a letter from a Chicago banker in an
swer to Mr. Bryan, In the Commoner,
favoring his plan to have the govern
ment guarantee deposits In national
banks, for the purpose of showing
that there are always two sides to
every question. There Is no one who
questions but what some better protec
tion than Is now afforded should be
thrown around those who place their
earnings In the banks. On the other
band there Is much truth In the let
ter referred to by Banker Forgan. He
is right In saying, that the fact of a
government guarantee, would place
all banks upon an equal footing, the
plungers and the conservative alike,
and that many persons would engage
in the banking business who would
never think of It now, because their
past lives and associations were such
that a discriminating public would
never think of placing their savings or
surplus money In their hands.
Mr. Bryan' plan, when It first
came out, on the face of it looked so
almple and easy, that hundreds were
heard to remark: "Why was that not
thought of before?" But It is readily
noted that simply a guarantee of the
deposit are concerned, but without
ome practlacl safeguard along busi
ness lines. It would destroy the entire
banking system as now conducted.
It I a mighty big question, involving
a It does, our entire commercial
standing. At the present time there
re a number of bills before congress
to regulate our banking system, but
It Is a foregone conclusion that In
reality little will be accomplished. Our
National banking system, like the
tariff question, has been a national
Issue more or less since the orgnnlsa
tion of our government. It Is possible
that out of all of the discussion more
protection than now exists will be
given the depositor, but It Is doubt
ful If Mr. Bryan's plan will ever bej
adopted unless the bunking system Is
placed entirely In the hands of the'
government. If the government went j
into the hanking business, then It could j
guarantee the deposits, but It could 1
hardly lie expected to do n banking!
business a Is now being done by even i
our most conservative Institutions.
The banking business lies so el use to
the vltnls of our entire commercial
prosperity or destruction that any and
all changes should be given tho most
careful thought by our ablest and ex
first government trial trip on Pacific
coast Tuesday. Annual convention of
department of superintendents of Na
tional Educational association meets
New York President Roosevelt will
press a button In Washington Tuesday,
opening McAdoo tunnel under North
river, between New Tork and Hobo
ken. Trial of Raymond Hitchcock,
noted actor, charged with criminal as
sault upon young girls. Is set for
Monday. Charity entertainment un
der auspices of Mrs. Waldorf Astor
for benefit of poor mountaineers of
Virginia will be given Wednesday and
Thursday. ' Miss Elizabeth A. Cook
will be one of the representative of
Cornell at Cornell-Columbia debate
Friday. Secretary Taft wllf speak be
fore Brooklyn Bar Association Satur
New , Orleans Second democratic
primary for state offices will be held
In Louisiana Tuesday. United States
Association of Local Building and Loan
associations convenes Friday. Mardl
Gras carnival begins, to extend to
Indlnnapolls Conference of United
Mineworkers and operators of central
competitive field convenes Thursday.
Nsshvlllw AmAWen PnrlrahlM !
soclatlon opens annual convention
City of Mexico Annual conference
of Mexican Methodists opens Thurg
St. Louis Missouri republican state
convention meets Thursday.
Oklahoma City Republican district
Springfield, O. Republican district
Shelby, O. Republican district
Bay City, Mich. Republican dis
trict convention Thursday.
Every time you make a purchase at our
store you are sure to get full value.
Our furniture ms bought right and w are selling it right. You can save money every
i:, 4 nnm and our assortment Is com Diet A
time you deal win us. vur scmim ...
trial order or a call at our store will demonstrate the truth of our assertion.
'Phone Black til.
213 FIR STREET.
F. D. HAISTEN
'Phone Red 1161.
1411, 1413, lilS Adam Avenue.
Notice of City Election.
Be It resolved by the council of the
city of La Grande, Ore., that the re
corder shall give notice by publica
tion in the La Grande Evening Ob
server, for the period of 10 days, of
the general election to be held on
March the 9th, 1908, for ihe election
of a mayor, recorder, treasurer, mar
shal and one councilman from each
ward of the city, and that the judges
and clerk of the First ward shall be
Judge J. P. Clark, E. C. Davis and
Arthur Wranlck. Clerks D. E. Cox
and Arthur Curtis. The voting place
hall be at the city hall;
And that the voting place in the
Second ward shall be the council
room, and the judge and clerk shall
be aa follow: Judge H. W. Stoner,
David Bay and George Ball. Clerks
H. E. Coolldge and A. W. Nelson.
That the voting place In the Third
ward shall be In the South Methodist
parsonage and that the judges and
clerks shall be as follows:
Judge B. W. Grandy, R. L. Lin
coln and Arthur Williams. Clerks
R. W. Logan and C. C. Hamilton.
That the voting place In the Fourth
ward shall be In the Harris building
on Fir street, and that the judges
and clerks In said ward shall be as
follow: Judge B. Logsdon, Wm.
Thompson and G. E. Fowler. Clerk
C. Q. Cummlng and A. Thomas.
I. R. SNOOK,
Recorder of the City of La Grande.
By order of the council February
Dated this, the 19th day of Febru
(Continued from page I.)
tlonal Issues before the Republican
club in New York that the pressure
became really great. That address
before the Republican club met with
a most gratifying reception all over
the country, but nowhere more so
than from the republicans of the mid
dle west. The newspapers In all this
great section pf the country gave up
an ' unexpectedly large amount of
space to It, and the comments both
by the newspaper press and by Indi
vidual republicans have been corcpll- i
mentary to a degree. j
TRACK Tf AM
IIIIIUI 1st II
The high school track and field
team indulged in its first training last
Prospects this year are brighter
than they have been In several years.
However, from the squad of some
thing over a dozen, It Is hard to prog
nosticate the futin status of the
team at this time, but with hard
work the talent and ability exhibited
last year, and many of the bid team
are yet In school, the La Grande
school should be well and creditably
represented this spring. Regular
practices will be maintained from now
on, If weather permits.
There are several good meets on
schedule this spring. There is the
county meet at Union, which always
attracts much interest. The eastern
, . .... ti-- rlf. another
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hard-fought meet. The Corvallis in
tersrholastlc will draw four or six
men from this school, and that trip is
worth working for.
The Walla Walla tnterscholastlc,
which last year was a huge success,
may possibly be pulled oft again this
year, and La Grande will surely be
With these many meets for Incen
tive for hard training, supporters of
the squad hope to see a winning team.
It is too early to even guess at even
4 For County Recorder,
4 I take this means of announc- 4
4 Ing that I am a candidate for 4
the republican nomination for 4
4 the office of Recorder of Union 4
4 county, at the primary election. 4
4 D. H. PROCTOR. 4
Miss Latld and her I'lble school class
entertained Mrs. King and her class
r.i & W:l'h,.:tn!!,? MfthHny pnrtv In
Central Church of Christ last evening. wn(cn went into effect this year, and
The large room used by the primary nave discontinued many Btnall offices
to porcure extra men to fill In the tt-
EIGHT-HOUR LAW CONTESTED I
(Continued from page 1.)
department was curtained orr into
rooms and decorated with national
colors, a cherry tree and many paper
hatchets. Games were played and re
freshments served. Miss Ladd and
class 5 proved splendid entertainers.
The following were present: Ruth Cot
ner, Edith Rush, Bessie French, Helen
Richardson, Susie Burnett, Clara Ha
gerty, Valleta Watson, Verla Weaver,
Nlma Erlckson, Manda Stone, Mary
Stone, Barbara Snodgrass, Beulah
Brown, Geneva Alden, Leona Findley,
Margaret McCoy, Sarah Smith, Hazel
MeCrary, Lela Sampson, Hilda Mc
Coy, Alta Davis, Enna Rogers; Mrs.
O. H. King, Miss Ladd.
Old paper, just tne thing to start
the fire with or to put under carpet,
In bundle of 100, for 25 cent at The than for any Saturday
quired help. Other states, like Texas,
will fight the law to the hlgheit court
A legal tangle of much Importances
telegrapher and railroad alliums,
facing the court in many parti of the
Now Blacksmith Shop.
Imbler will soon have another
blacksmith shop. John Hyde, a re
cent arrival from Canada, has pur
chased a lot and will erect a new
shop and expects soon to be able to
meet customer and friends.
The people generally took advantage
of the fine weather and goodlid
and came into town today. There
were more persona on the street today
id o a Tun
in nil i i t
LA GRANDE'S FIRST MONTHLY
r i i
AND DON'T FORGET THE! DAY AND DATE
News l'oroeast for (lie Coming Week.
Washington Dissolution suit of the
government against Standard OU Co.
will be resumed Monday. New ar
mored cruiser Uouth Dakota will have
WINTER OK 1883. I
It-unl round In tho Keo.pders
Offhv n a IVert.
I 'll the iiKirgln of n document In I
ihe court house Is an annotation made'
In February, mil. when W. T. Wright
was county clerk, to the effect that;
In Union, which v us then the county
sent, the thermometer on February 3 '
1SS3, register d SO below zero, and ;
"It Is reportel t2 below at North!
Powder." T'lo following day It was
recorded at St below In Union and 0j
below at North Powder.
COME IN TOWN EARLY as you
will soon get Busy.
jfimongthe prizes to be offered:
$5.00 IN GOLD
for the Farmer bringing in the Largest Bonafide
Family. No neignbors' kids goes.
$5.00 IN GOLD
to the Lady purchasing the largest bill of goods
out of the different stores.
Here is the Hottest One That Ever
Came Over the Trail
To any couple, young or old, matrimonilv inclined,
who will volunteer to be married in public on an
elevated stage on Market day, every merchant in
town will throw in a present to help feather their
nest Max Zimmerman, the Horse Auctioneer,
will act as master of ceremonies,
BE IN TOWN LA GRAM'S BIG