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About La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959 | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1910)
generation. Between TuyalTup and
Omaha many monuments Lave been
erected. Mr. Meeker, after a year's
travel, reached bis former Indiana
borne, bis Journey and hla task ended, j
as be thought then, but now be U to
carry the work on to completion.
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After tie left his Washington home
more than 2.500 persons contributed
to the erection of Oregon trail monu
ments. At lutervate along the route
Mr. Meeker, with tbe aid of people for
whom be and others blazed the way.
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Wayside hrine. (Vitagrapb.
Victor of Eridge. Edison
Granny's Birthday Patbe
Gulf of.Serno Scenic by
. Patbe. .
Song "Don't Take me ,
Home" , -
BERT M. SHEET VOOD; Mgr.
erected monuments a huge stone
bowlder here, a cairn of stones there,
a slguboard or post in another place.
In Baker City. Ore., the monument
was erected by contributions received
from SCO school children, all of whom
were present when It was dedicated.
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O O O V O O
'Doctor O'Connor. was
Uor over Sanday.
a Union vis-
George H, Erickson,a Newlin Drug
company employee, spent Sunday tt
Baker City. ;
John Turner of Tacoma, Washing
ton, made homestead application this
' morning. ' . ; J-
Gilbert W. Phelps, district attorney
of Umatilla county, was a land office
visitor today. , ,
Stephen H. Loften, of Fox, Grant
county, made homestead application
at the land office today.
" District Attorney. F. S." Ivanhoe is
in Pendleton where he la Interested
In a law suit progressing today.
,Mrs. C. E. Sonnerssan and Miss
Dorothy Sonnerssan, of Chehallis,
Wn., are ruests at the Foley today.
y Mrs. 0. J. Roe of Enterprise and
Mrs. Polk Mays of Joseph arrived
thiB afternoon and are at the Som-mer.-''
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Mac Wood, proprietor of the Gold
en Rlue Company, returned to Hot
Lake today after spending Sunday
at home. . , . s
Court Reporter H. R. Hanna .left
. today for Enterprise where he will
act as referee In a case to be argned
Tom Williamson, enumerator in the
Carson district " came down this af
ternoon. He has not completed the
count In that territory yet .' ;
J. O. Olsbury, deputy head con
sul for the M. W. A. Is 'in the city.
- Intending to make . this his perma
nent headquarters for all Eastern Or
egon. . k .
Doctor B. R. Gregan, O. S. Gregan,
wife and children and Miss Cook, all
of Wallowa, comprise a party that
Is registered at the Sommer this af
ternoon. ' '
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MARKETING 4x TELEPHONE
f OUR FAFHFUL Bell Tele
phone, always at your elbow,
steadily increases in usefulness
It does a score of erra nds while a
messenger is doing one You
come to accept telephone service
as a matter of - course, like the
air you breathe or the water you
drink.;:' , : ;5 ; c:";'--'1 - : ;
your Bell Telephone performs these daily
services of neighberhcod ; commutation, and it ;
does rnore-r it is aunit in the universal systemand
enables you ; to reach any one any time within
i rn or Distance
the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.
' Every Bell Telephone is the
" ; Center of the System -
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John McRae, proprietor of the Mc-
Rae hotel at Summervlllc, is in the
city today on businesa matters. I
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MiRsea Georeia Stewart and Edna '
WIssler returned to Pendleton to
day. . They have, been guests with
Miss . Irene
Murphy since the O. A.
T. E. Drum, of New York, who has
been with the Marshall Field con
cern at Chicago for a , considerable
time, is now employed at the Golden
Rule In this city.
Arthur C. Moffat, a representative
of the Warren Construction compa
ny which is bidding on the bituletic
pavement proposed here, is in the
city today! on business matters.
"Pbe" Caylor arrived home last
night from Pasco where he has been
employed for the past several months
He reports Pasco growing : rapidly,
and that the Irrigation project there
is progressing satisfactorily as well.
FOR SALE Furniture of a four room
house for sale, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday of this week. Will
sell in bulk or by the piece. Inquire
1308 Jackson Ave, one block west oi
Little Brick School.
Ezra Meeker, who,
with his genuine
old prairie schoon
er . drawn , by ox
teams, started on
a journey several
years ago to. mark
the Oregon trail,
and It will hp of
IZBA HESKIR. lj)tere8t to ttou.
sands of persons all over the country
to learn that he Is now to push that
work to completion. The same lum
bering oxen and battered prairie
schooner with its tar bucket swinging
from the .rear axle will again carry
the pioneer of the Oregon country
back over the trail which he and his
family UBed In making the trip
through the wilderness between Kan
sas City and Tbe Dalles. Ore., fifty
eight years ago. He will be accom
panied by W. B. Mardon and Mrs.
Mardon and two helpers, the party
following the trail eastward by way
of Walla Walla. Wash., southwest of
Though more than eighty years of
conquerable spirit of tbe western set-
tier nA la tw.nnftit tt
bervice i;i v
the work of marking the. trail from
east t0 west jn memory of the brave
men and women who blazed the way
that led to the opening of the' Pacific
empire before his spirit crosses the
great divide. He retraced the old trail
In 1906, erecting granite memorials In
tbe larger towns and cities; also visit
ing President Roosevelt at the White
House. f .;' ' ' 1 :' ',-: :-'J--vy
The purpose of the trip, npon which
the Meeker party will start within
three , months, Is to secure data and
other Information necessary to map
the trail and to arouse Interest In a
campaign for funds with which ; to
complete the work. There is a com
mittee bill before congress appropri
ating $50,000 to provide granite mon
uments and markers, but a clause re
quires the father of the idea and the
various historical societies Interested
to manifest their sincerity by subscrib
ing whatever money may be necessary
in addition to the appropriation con
templated by the government It is
planned to select a representative
from each historical society In the six
states covered by the trail to assist
in locating . the overland route and
placing the monuments. ';
At an age when most men are con
tent to lay aside life's burdens this
prosperous old farmer ..chooses to re
new his youth by practically living
over again the life of pioneer days
and by dedicating his old age to what
be believes to be a public duty. Mr.
Meeker abandoned his home in Indi
ana in 1852 and struck out for Oregon.
Ills present home Is in that part of
the original Oregon tract which be-
EZRA 1RESEB OLD PBAIBII BCHOON1B.
came Washington territory, now tbe
state of Washington, and there be set
tled and prospered.
Starting from bis home In Puyallup,
Wash. on Jan. 29, 1900, Mr. Meeker
retraced his march of fifty-four years
before,, back along the Oregon trail
to its eastern terminus, on the Mis
souri river, then across Iowa and Illi
nois to his old Indiana home. As he
journeyed he interested the people
along the route In the Importance of
saving the Oregon trail from oblivion.
Their fathers and grandfathers had
helped to make it,' but the past was
In a fair way to be, forgotten. The
line of a treat transcontinental rail
road parallels or cover the old Ore -
gon trail for much of Its way today,'
but there were detours and stages to
be marked before they were lost sight
So this old trail, which was one of
thm treat rondwava of - the nation a
century and a half ago, has become
known better than jxn to the present
Had It Beaten.
"How touching that story sn -Touch
"Yes. Don't you think so 7"
"Well, maybe." ." . :
"1 think It is the most touching
thing 1 ever' heard."
"Well, it can't hold a candle to the
touching qualities of a story a chap
1 know comes around and tells every
month just after I have connected
with the pay rolL"
The man on horseback, he. Indeed,
For whom we have been waiting.
And whether he would com at all
Most earnestly debating.
The man who In heroU mold.
Bia enemies defying, - 1
Was billed to be here pretty soon,
Will doubtless come In flying. ,
"It is terrible to be poor."
"Yes. but It has one advantage."
"What is thatr '
"You know where you're at" 1
"Can't see the advantage."
"Well you know jou are going to
stay that way, whereas It you're ncn
yon know you are liable to have sud
den and soul sickening changes." ,
Notice to Dog Owners.
License on all dogs must be paid
On or, before May 1st, 1910, or dogs
will be killed as provide by the laws
of the city. ' . ;'
7. W. PARRI9,
Pound Master, City of lia Grande.
Second Annual Call.
On the evening of May 2d, the la
dles of the Maccabees will give their
Becond annual ball In the ElkB -auditorium.
This will be one of the best
events of the season.
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