La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959, November 10, 1908, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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a prnuc PAKK.
Since It la generally understood that
colved to have ft city park on the
river, quite a number of our citizens
last Sunday were seen looking over
the sites mentioned Proebatel grove
and the Carbine tract adjoining on the
east. There are about 14 acres of
jano in eacn tract, anu may uo i
ibte to secure both at the beginning,
some favored one, and some the other.
The association ltslf has not thor
' otighly decided, and cannot until En
gineer Plckler makes his report, which
la expected within the next few days.
There Is no question but what La
Grande will soon have a public park.
TliiJ organization la Btrong and active,
and public sentiment la with ' them.
Therefore, the- general ' problem I
. solved. All that remains Is the detail
' and the committees haye all been ap
. pointed and are active. What little
. .
practically all disappeared. Distance
was the principal 'objection, but North
La Grande Is growing so rapidly that
the river' la now considered, no dis
tance at all. Those , who walkeJ to
the oat purposely Sunday, aoon real
Jied how few; moments are required
to reach either of the proposed sites.
While the enthusiasm la on, let
every one lend a helping hand. Every
one wants a park. The Idea Is to get
one good park to start with and then
It will be much easier to secure others
later.. Spread out Ilk '.-' Grande la,
one park la not sufficient, but let us
get one first, anywhere. The Indies
say the river. So say we all. Later
on, If we need another, we can get It.
. The river has this great advantage,
the trees are already there. .We do
i not have to wait 10 or 15 years for a
nftnft. t tin mari was he rn xirar nui
shade to grow. Ana a par wiinoui
hade Is like witnessing a recital of
Hamlet, with Hamlet left out ' -
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(Continued from page 1.)
entertain this dittngulshed' body of
women, we wish you to feel that U
anything be lacking in our efforts to
make you feel at home, it is due to
Inexperience, and not to want of
thought.' .or of heart.
Hitherto we have received Inspira
tion In our club life by reports of our
visiting delegates, but this meeting
now makes It possible for all the club
women of this city to receive the help
and feel the effects of the combined
capital of Intellectual strength which
this organisation represents.
About a month ago we were wish
ing you could be here to see our ,''ec
ond Annual After show, which, we
think entitles us to no little distinc
tion for promoting the culitvatlon oi
this beautiful flower. Then, aiftn.
being a little fenrful of chill. Novem
ber's wintry blasts, we longed for you
during the glorious Indian summer
days of Ocotber. We wanted to greet
you under our sunny skies, and have
you enjoy with us that rare weather
when "Summer gathers up her robes
of glory and like a dream of beauty,
glides away."
.We trust that during your sojourn
here, you will discover that La Grande
stands for substantial growth, fine
scenery, the making of a metropolis In
the eastern part of the state, and most
of all. for the whole-souled men and
women that you will meet here.
We want our welcome to , be ex
pressed to you not only In words and
so wa trust you will find us, club wo
men whose hearts and homei breathe
an atmosphere of rest and comfort
and royal welcome to you. .
And now, to conclude our greetings
with a rhyme, I would say to you one
and all:
"Come In the evening, or come In the
Come when you're sent for, or come
without warning.
Kindness and welcome you'll find here
before you.
And the oftener you covne, the more
. , , we'll adore you." , , ,
. E, C,
(Continued from page 1.)
Hon there may be encountered In the
exchange of material products, there
are none In exchanging thoughts, ''for
thoughts unhindered by the loftiest
mountain tops or the wide expanse of
ocean course 'round the world, free
as the unfettered airs of heaven,"
woman Is no longer a mere physical
creation to be a drudge or an orna
ment. ' ''
- Thla special work of organizing wo
men Into bodies has brought Into' ac
tivity the trinity of woman1 being.
Not only has It placed her In touch
with the vital questions of the day.
but hns made her a recognized factor
In solving life's problems. For these
facts I feel like proclaiming as did
Phoenix In Homer's "Illlad," "To this
end he sent me forth to be a speaker
of words and a door of deeds." I am
ever Impressed and sometimes sore
depressed with remarks and comments
mnde on motherhood. . They are as
tonishing, if not Insulting. No won
der face suicide Is so prevalent when
the Impressions scattered .among the
young .unknowing vtamen are to the
effect that the rigors of vmotherhood
will necessarily gnarl her beautiful'
form Into a shape of an Interrogation
point and transform her blimh of roses
Into a complexion of yellow Jaundice.
A mother needs diversion and the
club In Its study of art, music and lit
erature affords her an ideal diversion.
Something to make mothers harmoni
ous with the world, and' fit Ihem for
grand councillors to those whose vej-y
vitality and? purpose depend ' upon
teaching of principles, principles that
form ft pledge ; of achievements In
every flel dof effort. To not only be a
chllJ'a guide through youth, but an
Influence through life. Some people
would Insinuate to do, the work of
clubs would take a mother away from
home and family almost as much as
It would If she were allowed to vote.
I have had women say to me, "Why,
Mrs, Moore, you don't mean to say
you have six children and belong to a
club?" They do not object to me
having the children, but It seems the
limit of endurance, belonging to a
club. And to all such jmpertlnence I
am tempted with the optimistic an
swer of the small newsboy, when sell
ing papers at the train. A woman
asked: "How old are you. sonny?" and
110' . . ,
yeara old." Whereupon' this very
loud woman said, "Well, wouldn't that
kill you!" , And the. very small boy
replied, "No, ma'm; I haven't never
been sick yet." ... , .
The work, of a woman's club de
velops character, and character Is the
conscience of society in which we live.
The greatest possible success to a
human being la the higher growth of
hlmscif. A lesson I oft repeat to my
self and to my children Is one found
In the simple lines of the great dra
matist, "To thine own self be true; and
It follows as the night the day, thou
canst not then be false to any man."
To develop a strong Individuality, Is a
duty I owe to my family. My first
duty Is to myself. Do not mistake me
to say It Is your duty, for In so doing
I realize I might bo laying myself
nen to the charge of exceeding my
own. Rather, I would, that my pur
pose In life Is one that surely your
conscience approves. Lord Byron says
"Conscience Is God's oracle." My
conscience Is my religious monitor
nnd sentinel not only In guarding and
guiding the Intellect and sensibilities,
but giving and establishing faith and
self assurance. Woman has- always
been privileged to attend church serv
ices and lectures, but that does not
develop one's mental being. The
brain needs to be exercised with free
dom of speech. Does not Lord Bacon
say, "Reading maketh a full man, but
conforeiiCw a ready mau"? Like Uo.
the study of history and biography
make men wise.- Froebel excited the
first mothers' meeting and we are told
that men were so astonished and con
cerned at this early display of woman's
rights they called a meeting and ap
pointed a committee to Investigate.
They feared the wrnen were hatch
ing a plot against the government
Froebel did more than thla he It was
who taught us life's great lessons
from nature study. Froeble said:
"Come with me to the forrst. Into the
fields, and I will teach you a lesson
without the aid of books or of creeds,"
and he did. Take just as an Illustra
tion, our badge design the sugar
beet. We learn the foliage of this
plant contains the saccharine matter,
hi nce, the larger the foliage the greut
er per cent of saccharine. In duf
lime thja matter delivers Itself Into
tho millions of cells which nsture has
p, f5Vii .? i?s,?,''t ? :? : .t
farmer tells us with plenty of water
and sunshine and Intense culture, this
vegetable can be brought to a ( high
state of productiveness reuplng for
the farmer a profitable harvest. . It
has been discover,, J iu many Instance
the soil continually used with succes
slve beet culture breeds a . microbe,
and this microbe attacks only beeta.
So the wise farmer rotates with other
crops and In turn rids the soli of this
pest Is not this a striking lesson to
we farmers of humanity, with lntenst
culture of thoughtfulness and care,
watchfulness and prayer, we will be
sufficiently rewarded for our labor In
filling brain cells with such knowl
edge that the fruits of our harvest will
be Joy and love. And does It not
teach us to ever be ready to change
our fields of discipline and rotate these
human plants with such wisdom and
strength as will destroy absorbants of
virtues and rid their lives of this mi
crobe of evil that attracts only human
ity? : This study of human nature is
a deep and complex science made uj
of contributions from various fields
of knowledge the work In the clubs
assigned the Individual Is a mental
tralnlner that leads one to concentrate,
and concentration Is the A B C of all
knnn-ltffi whother trained by exneri
ence and experiment, or by syst matlc
studv. My work in clubs has cov
ered a period of 3 0 years or more, and
my experience has proved profltabl
and pleasurable. Jst last year
gathered food for thought that will be
a nleasure through life. One little
noem expressed so beautifully
words something I had alwaya .known
nnd felt, but could not, tell, and the
words are: 1 ; . , ' t '
"All I know of ft certain star Is:
It can throw ' ' ' ' '"' '
Like an angled spar, . '
Now-a dart of red '
Now a dart of blue,
Until my friends have said
They would fain sec, too,
My star that dartles the red and the
blue; ' ' .
But then, it stops like a bird; .
Like a flower hangs furled.,,
They must solace themselves with the
Saturn above It. . :
What matters to me
If their star Is the world? v
Mine has opened Its soul to me,
And I love It." v . '
, And I will add knowledge gained
from club study, and love, friendship
and' smiles from the women of U
Grande clubs, has been a, wonderful
help In piloting one mother across
' rf tn. ennrtlno the
red and blue of life. The reason some
women accomplish more than others
Is because they attempt more. TlB
vr a safe maxim, "the more we dare
the more we do. The strong man and
the waterfall channel their own path,
and so will this federation of woman's
clubs. We will climb the mountain
side of greatness 'jntll wa reach the
summit of Influence and power, And
to this end I strongly urge1, "Press on
surmount the rocky steeps, climb
boldly o'er the Tyrant's arch; he fails
alone who feebly creeps: he wins who
dares the hero's march." '
(Continued from page l.l
meeting Uce this year of the Feder
ation of Women's clubs of Oregon. We
deem It an honor,' because we believe
that here ass-:r.t'.c.I are many of the
leading mlnr' "f t'le state, whose work
of directong the efforts of the many
club women In the state Is one of the
greatest Importance In behalf of hu
manity. The wori accomplished by the Ore
gon Wor.::-' dubs, as set forth In the
report of your representative to the
national organization. Is much wider
In scope than, probably many, includ
ing myself, were before aware. .
I wish at this time. If I may be al
lowed a f cw -m'.nutps, to make a r'?a
for a greater interest in the chlldron
of the poor.
Relief for the neglected children In
our land cannot be hoped for through
any other medium than that of Chrls
tlaDlty, and as I personally believe
that per rent of the Christianity
dwells In the women, In my opinion
It la to them we must look for the
furtherance of this great work.
' I honestly believe that a large per
centage of our criminals are made be
fore they have reached their 14th year.
They are criminals and many of them
will remain criminals because of no
fuult of their own. The forces that
make them such are. In my opinion,
first, that of heredity; second, lack of
restraining Influence and good exam
ple on the part of their parents; and,
third and greatest of all, the most
powerful and most compelling Instinct
in the animal kingdom, the desire to
or acquired. Who will blame a hun
gry child for stealing when the appe
tite cannot be appeased In any other
way? ' '
The children who need the Interef t
of such women as you, outside your
own families, are not those who are
found In attendance at the Sunday
schools. They are the poor little tots
who have never been to Sunday school,
because for one reason they never had
a Sunday suit to wear. They are of
those; who cry because they did not
have" enough breakfast, who will go
to bed hungry, : and afterwards cry
because they are cold.' These are sad
realities, and I believe the man or
woman and I honestly' believe our
only hope is In the women, and espe
cially organized women who will
take an interest in even one of these
ilitle ladles or gentlemen, for they
little ladles and gentlemen -before
are spoiled by copying the manner
some of their elders and will he
them In the right way; will accom
plish more for morality, and the ulti
mate good of the race than any judge
or Jury In the land. ,
I bllcve there are many people who
have more of this world's goods than
they need, who would gladly give of
their means to aid awh poor children
If they Were Informed of conditions by
..bose' who should stand between the
wo.' Perhaps the clergymen are do
ing all their time will allow In this
direction; In this work of giving the
rich an opportunity to aid the poor
little children In individual cases but
If go, from my observation aa a phy
sician doing my share of work among
the very poor, I 'am forced to the con
clusion that many of them must be
very busy men elsewhere. - .1 !
It U inybelief that of statistics of
the ailments of mankind of the male
oermiaslon, of whatever profession or
calling, those listing cases of nervous
prostration brought on by overwork in
behalf of the poor, will be gathered
only after women have been voting for
a couple of centuries.
I believe that men, because of their
Intense selfishness, can only be whip
ped Into line for good works by the
votes of the women, or perhaps better
yet, shamed Into it by the example set
them In good works by their superiors,
the women. '
Splendid work Is being done by
many Institutions In the United States
for the waifs, such for Instance as theu
home at Council Bluffs, Iowa. In
Portland, the Boys & Girls' Aid socie
ty Is doing a great good.'. I. believe,
however, that If the women's clubs
will take" a speciaT Interest In this work
will become alike to the rights of
the helpless little ones In their own
towns, and try to seek out ways to help
Individual cases, they will add largely
to" the good they are always doing.
. Madam' President and Ladles of the
Oregon Federation of Womena Clubs,
In behalf of all the citizens of La
Grande, I tender to you as ftn organi
sation nnd Individually,, an earnest
elcome to our city.
Railroad Con vent Ion. "
Milwaukee. Wis., Nov. 10 Railroad
men from all over the country are In
attendance at the convention of the
Roadmasters and Maintenance of
Vv association, . opened In this cty
today. ' . , ; , - 1
'.r, Japan Rrnoos Appropriation.
Toklo. Nov.' 10. The financial de
partment today announced fts budget
for the next year, aggregating $258.
r.60.000, meaning a curtailment of
funds for the military. .. naval and
civil enterprises of $84,000,000.
Notkv to Contractors.
- pM will be onened In the onrlo-s
-f the Fnstern Oregon Trust A Savings
hank at 10 o'clock a. m.. November
18. 1908, for the erection and comple
tion of a business building for the M.
M. Co.t Plans and specifications for
building ran be seen at the office f
Robert Miller, architect No. 1107"Ad
ams avenne. A good and sufficient
bond will be required for the comple
tion of building. The owners reserve
the right to reject any or all bids.
' GEORQE.PALmER. President W. H. BRENHOLTS Ass t Cashier
J. M. BERRY, Vice Prssidant C. S. WILLIAMS. 2d Asi't Cashier
F. L. MEYERS Cashier.
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La Grande IationaI BanEi
. Of La Grande, Oregon"
."; ' ,' ' . . DIRECTORS .
J. M. Berry A. B. Conley . F. J. Holmes F. M.
C. C. Pennington F. L. Meyer Qo, L. Cleaver
W. L BtenholU George Palmer' - "
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