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L 6RANDE EVENING OBSERVER
FibUtbed Daily Except Sunday.
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. GEOKtJE B. CUERET. ' '
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.'
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Advertising Bates. ,
Local reading notices lOo wr litre
tret Insertion i 6o per line for each
subsequent Insertion. ; . ,
Resolution of condolence. 6c a line.
Seattle 1b not In any sense a rival
of Spokane for the National Apple
Show. It Is not seeking to have the
fruit exhibition removed from i the
Eastern Washington city. Consldera
1 ble newspaper discussion, originat
ing with the Spokane papers, on the
advlsiblllty of a new location, prefer
ably an Eastern city, met with, de
cided opposition In Seattle, where it
Is believed that the gl-eatest benefits
of the Apple Show come from bring
ing Easterners to "visit the orchards
and lands available for cultivation In
" the Pacific , Northwest. The conven
tions committee of the Seattle Cham
ber of Commerce sent out a circular
strongly urging this view and stating
hat, If the show was to be removed
from Spokane for any reason, ;Sea
t ttle would be glad to take care of it.
kn expression of dplnlon fronij the
"ommercinl organizations in the fruit
"owing districts was solicited... This
.d the extent of the movement which
the Seattle Chamber of Commerce
has unjitBtly called an effort to "rob"
thnt city of the applo show. Seattle's
whole Interest In tiro matter Is to
keep the show In the Northwest wher
It will best serve the welfare of all
As a result of the recent annexa
tion election, Tacoma claims tho dis
tinction of being the fifth largest cl
tn tho Titt(l States. In point of
area Inside the corporate limits.
Should the validity of this exten
sion be sustained, the city will cover
110 square utiles. Trior to the elec
tion Tacoma's area was 36.38 square
miles. Other large cities In the North
west stand as follows: Portland, 1"
Square miles; Spokane, 37 squam
miles; Seattle 83.45 square tulles;
.i of which 54.03 square miles Is in land
, and 29.42 square miles In water. The
four cities outranking Tncoma are
New York with 32C square miles, New
Orleans. 192 squnre miles. Chicago.
190 square miles and Philadelphia,
129 square miles.
At a recent horse race one of the
horses atracted a great deal of at
tention before the start by his re
markable appearance, and many spec
tators thought ho would surely win
He was so full of lift and so caper
to begin the race, that he broke
through the barrier and ran several
hundred feet before tho jockey could
stop him. The animal wns full of
confidence and life, but he finished
fifteenth in a race of sixteen.
This horse furnished n pretty good
Illustration of the human Muffer, the
man who struts and brags, who
makes great pretensions, lots of noise
but never gets anywhere. The si
lent, unpretentious man, who keeps
pepcInK away, distances him in the
greri! life race.- Phimosis.
Women With Enterprise.
In deciding to build a club bouse
of their own. the women of this city
are showing . a progresslveness and
enterprising spirit equal to , that of
wine of their husbands and brothers
who have done to much toward the
building o( Spokane. , The undertak
ing is a big one but wltn such women
as are: intrested in it there is little
cause to doubt that , success will
ci own their efforts , asd that they
w )l have a building that will be a
credit to the city, built by the wo
men themselves without outside as-
blbiance. Spokan Chronicle.
Train dispatching by telephone in
stead of . telegraph is the latest 1m
provement installed .by , the . Great
Northern, in, its , line between Minne
apolis and 8eattle. The Spokane di
vision, covering, the , trackage .rom
Troy, Mon,tr,,.to .Leavenworth, Wn.i Is
being equipped for this service which
Is far, superior to. the. old method.
The mechanism. Is, more simple and
reduces to a m'nlmum the danger of
wrecks and congested conditions of
former, days, chargable to telegraph
The Washingtin State Pioneer's As
sociation has approved the plans, for
a home to be, built on Lake Washing
ton site, donated, by Mr. and Mrs.
John J. McGllvra. The $20,000 bequest
made by the late Sara L. Denny will
be utilized in ' the construction of
the home. . The basement will be of
concrete and the two upper stories
of brick. The officers expect to have
the building ready for use by next
. .. ,
Another community has seen fit
to reward the editor of its home paper
for his services In boosting the com
munity. The Chesaw Commercial
Club recently extended , a , vote of
thanks and gave $25 to the News for
Its good, work in attracting atten
tion to the opportunities of that lo
cality. Such expressions of apprecia
tion are so rare that it deemed worth
while calling attention to them.
TAKI OF 3IAXY STATISTICS FOR
All answers In questions from imtiiu
fitcturcrs vt'll be conlldelitlal
Washington. D. C, Jan. 31. The
United States Ceusus Bureau has be
gun to take the Federal Census of
Manufactures, Mines, Quarles. Petro
leum and, Natural Gas for the year
1909, which comprises two of the
principal inquiries embraced In the
Thirteenth Decennial Census, the oth
ers being Population and Agricul
ture. The canvass Is being made under
the supervision of Mr. William M.
Steuart, Chief Statistician of Manu
factures and about 1S00 special ag
ents will be employed eventually In
the work, nnd they are from day to
day being appointed by Director Du
lnnd from the eligible register es
tablished ns a result of the November
"d examinations of candidates for
Director Durand has taken extra
ordinary precautions to assure the
manufacturers that nil answers will
be held strictly confidential. This
statement Is conspicuously displayed
on the front pages of the various
schedules, and it is also emphatically
declared that no publication will be
made in the census reports disclos
ing the names or operations of imli
vilual establishments In any partic
ular. The Act of Congress provides
that the Dureau of the C""sus shall
not permit any other that 2ts sworn
employees to examine tit Individ
ual reports. It provides slso that
any employee who shall, without the
authority of the Director of the Cen
sus, publish or communicate any In-
formation coming Into bis possession
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shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and
upon conviction shall be fined not
to exceed $1000 or be imprisoned not
to exceed two years,, or both, in the
discretion of the court.
"There is but a limited time 'in
which to, complete this work,", said
Director Durand today. "It Is essen
tial that, all . the field employees ex
ert themselves, to the utmost. Those
who do good wprk will be reassigned
to other districts and be retained, In
the service until the work is fin
ished. ' "
. "If manufacturers and others fur
nishing data object to a supposed
disclosure of the secrets of their bus
iness, the special agents will assure
them that the result of their indi
vidual business will not be made pub
lic, , They fare required also to ex
plain that the information will not
be used 'for the purpose of taxation
nor in any manner to Identify ,the
operations of the Individual estab
lishments, and. will. not be disclosed
to any other Bureau of the Federal
Government. The Intent of the law,
which will be strictly carried out,
Is to prevent the disclosure of j In
formation' which might operate to the
detriment Jn any way of the person
or -establishment supplying It.
.'The period covered , will ; be,
wherever possible, that of the year
ending December 31, 1909. In , the
majority of cases data can be se
cured for It, as the business year of
most establishments will correspond
to the, callendar year 1909. For es
tablishments beginning operations for
the first time during that year, it
will not be possible to make the re
port cover more than tha period act
"A raaunfacturerlng establishment,
which is the unit of the enumera
tion for the census, is deemed to be
one or more manufactories, mills,
or plants owned or controlled by one
irdivldual, partnership, corporation,
or other owner, located In the same
tawn or city, and for which one set
of books or accounts Is kept. Aa the t
statistics will be presented by kinds ,
rnd by classes of Industries, It Is
essential that the precise character
of the work performed by each es
tablishment shall be clearly deter
mined.. A general schedule must be
prepared for each establishment re
ported, and, In addition, such special
supplemental schedule or schedules
us may apply to the industry, if any.
' The method of the canvass re
quires that a few days prior to the
day when a given firm is to be can
;is?cd the special agent shall mail
v t'uf. manufacturer a copy of tho
gc:;.Ts! Erhed'.!l,, with tho prvmr
supplemental scedules, together
with the request that tsy bo AT -d
out In readiness for the eiiecla) rig
em on his arrival. In the event tills
has not been done at the time he
a!ent calls, he will proceed to get
th lacts immediately.
O. A. C, Corvallis, Ore. Jan. "1.
dreds of dollars to the farmera of thr
state will be offered at the Oregon
Agricultural. College during Farmers"
Week which opens February 14. Lec
firrs and exercises covering the most
vital and important information sci
ence and experience have gathered,
will be given by experts. Work will
commence at S o'clock in the morn
inir and continue until 10 o'clock at
night. Ample opportunity will be of
fered for questions and discussions.
The first College Poultry Show will
be held on Friday when prize winninp
birds from some of the best flocks
in the state will be exhibited. A
sir.ir.avy of the work follows:
Five lectures on diseases of farm
animals by Dr. Withycombe; Five lec-
tures on stock reeuins cy it.
combe: ten hours practice In apple
packing under expert
Enough to learn the principles of
good packing. In the Willamette val
ey each' year thousands o! boxes of
good fruit ' Is not marketed because,
farmers do not know how to pack
for market; five exercises In pruning,
budding, grafting, etc., by Prof. Cole,
five lectures on farm dairying by
Prof. Kent; five lectures on forage
crops by Prof. Scudder; five lectups
on farm bacteria by Prof. Pernpt;
five lectures on farm soils by Prqf.
Scudder; five lectures on orchard dls
eases by Prof. Jackson, five lectures
on vegetable gardening by Prof. Bo
quet; five lectures on farm drainage
by Prof. Powers; five tectures on tot
beds and cold frames by Prof Boquet;
ten lectures on orchard insects ' by
Prof. Bridewell; five lectures ( on
landscape gardening by Prof. Peck;
five lectures on chemistry of the farm
by Pror' Bradley ten or more lee-.
tur.es by, prominent men who have
been signally successful in some spec
lal branch of agriculture.
O. A. C, Jan. 31 (Special) At the
present time the Allumnl Association
6f the Oregon Agricultural College is
planning many progressive move
ments toward the betterment of their
Alma Mater. The local association
is strongly united and their meetings
are usually spirited. Among the ma
ny improvements under discussion is
the erection of an arch or gateway
at the main entrance to the campus.
The association at Corvallis real
izes that such aproject Is a big un
dertaking, but with the aid of all
the graduates throughout the state,
and .the support of the classes now
in college, they expect to carry the
movement through. Another big un
dertaking is the formation of an al
umnus directory, showing the ad
dress, location and other useful dat.;
that Is :uly wanted ol being askoi!
for by the many friends rind gradu
atcs of tho Institution. This direc
tory will soon be out.
Rather than wait two years to
have the interior of the new armory
completed, the cadets of the Oregon
Agricultural College are soon to be
come trench blhiers. A novel ag
reement has been made between Con
tractor Krtrkson and the cadets. Air.
Ericson, who recently completed the
new armory, has also contracts for
the new central heating plant. An
accessory to the heating plant will
be a conduit measuring 600 feet long,
6 feet wide and 8 feet deep. The ca
dets have agreed to construct this
conduit and in return the contractor
will construct a series of rooms In
the new armory for the use of the
o.Hcers, also a large gallery and oth
er minor details.
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"As the Sun Went Down," by Goo
D. Baker, which Arthur G. Alston is
sending on a tour this season aii-"
which will appear here at the Stew
ard tonight, has the ndvantage of
being one of the strongest compa
nies that can be gotten together.
Estha Williams, whose work in the
leading role of "At the Old Cros3
Roads," had much to do with making
that play an eight year's success. Is
being featured and her support are
::-li wt:Il known ;iFOf.Jt? us n.'wii?
Walter, W. A. Whitecar, Arthur E.
Chatterdon, Phil Connor, Arthur W.
Hentley, R. F. Sullivan, Wm. Sexton. :
Jenny nnbar. Flora Byam. Marga
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STEWARD OPERA HOUSE
D. K. STEWARD,
Monday, January 31
'v m:tha Williams and a
strong supporting company. A
carload of special scenery and
Electrical Effects - - - -
PRICES: S0c, 75c,& $t.00. Seats on Sale Saturday
Morning at Jay Van Buren's
GEOROB,, PALMER, Pres. ' W. L.1 BRENhtLTS, Asst. Cash.
F. J. HOLMES, Vlce-Pres. SHERVVOOD WILLIAMS, 24Aset: Cask
F. L. MEYERS.'Cashler.
LA GRANDE NATIONAL BANK
OF LA GRANDE, OREGON
United States Depository
Capital and Surplus $180,000.00
George Palmer C. C. Penington
F. J.-Holme's G. L. Cleaver
W.J. Church F. M. Byrhit
F. L. Meyers . . W. L. Brenholts
W. M Pierce
With our ample resources and facilities we can ren
der you efficient service and handle your business
to your entire satisfaction
ret Miller and several otheis of ei-
The Lee-Lash Scenic Co., of New
York, have furnished the scenery,
which has been gotten out under the
personal direction of W. F. Hamil
ton, formerly of the firm of Hamilton
The tour Is to be a long one, In
cluding a trip to the Pacific coast,
after the first of the year.
Manager Alston, who has given our
theatre-goers nothing but the best
idays and the best of Companies, Is
endeavoring to duplicate his former
successes with his newest produc
tion, "As the Sun Went Down."
AT THE SCEMC.
Big new hill opens tonight for t'jr
La Grande theatregoers will be de
ichtcii to know that their old-time
favorites, Waiters & Murray, will ap
pear here all this week at the Scenic.
They were here about one year age
r seven straight weeks. Their sole
aim In life Is to n ake people laugh
Walters & Murray at the Scenic
and their efforts are always crowned
Ed. Imlay will amuse both 61d and
young alike all this week and the
boys will all know Irish Mike.
Miss Dolan Lilly, a La Grande girl,
who has been Singing In the Port
land theatres the past summer, will
sing the illustrated songs and anoth
er feature will be an orchestra.
CHRISTIAN REYIVALS START.
ETan&ellslIc meetings ojwned wltk
address and ninslc to aid.
The evangelistic meeting at the
Christian Church began In earnest
last evening. A packed house greet
ed the minister as he spoke upon the
subject "Am I My Brother's Keeper"
The choir Is growing In numbers The
excellent music rendered Iase evening
proved to the audience that this band
of workers are deeply Interested in
the success or the church. The solo
rendered by Mrs. T. J. Scrogfrin was
thoroughly enjoyed by everyone pres
ent. She has indeed mastered the
art of commanding her listeners.
There will be services this evenin?.
The subject of the sermon is "Th
Great Question." Whiston & Lon'
man. the evangelistic team will take
charge of the meeting Wednesday ev
ening. FOR REXT Mrs. Stulti's ten room
furnished bouse with bath. Corner
Sixth and Spring Streets. Phone
2981. - M-S.