La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959, May 04, 1910, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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Copyright, 1910, by American Press
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I me a superstitious dread lest if I wait
: I should meet' with mfaf ortune.
wrauiiucu iu auuerv 10 my resv-
lutlori to climb no more, when one of
the party began to talk with me about
the trip and when I spoke of remain
ing below manifested some surprise
that such a "noted cumber" should be
content to see others go without going
himself. This decided me to be one of
the party.
We made the Grand Mulets, the hut
I am known as Mesereau the climber knV,f ?' v'Si? ? ?' ' ?nt
be guide upon whom I
ZThe guide upon whom I always re
lied when climbing In the region about
Interlaken was Cart Weber, a German
Swiss. ,ne was brave and faithful,
and I became very 'much attached to
hlin. I had him with ce In every
cHmb l , made out of Interlaken to the
suuitults of the Wetterhorn. ' Elger,
.Monk and Jungfrau. And frequently
when I attempted ascents In the south
ern Alps I would Bend for him to
come to me. He always responded
with alacrity, , and I knew that hv
would rather guide me than any one
After an adventure we hud on the
Matterhorn his affection' .for-me 'was
greatly enhanced. We were ulone on
the Hide of that razor backed peak
when, walking on a buow . vd:;p. - a
crust gave way beneath me. and I fivl.
Weber, knowing that the only ,v'uy to.
prevent his being dragged after if
was to throw himself on the oppwii
side, did so. There we hung, em-U
dangling over a precipice divided lsy
a sharp edge of rock. Unfortunately
Weber's right arm had become eau'lit :
In a loop of the rope and a bone
napped. ; ;.. ,t i
"Ilerr. he called. ; "I cannot,' pull
myself up. My arm Is broken. I think I
there la snow beneath you. The rope
must be cut You will fall a short
distance and may not be hurt,"
"And you?"
"I Khali go down a thousand feet."
"Then the rope nuull not be cut. 1
will go;up hand over hand and. Htrad-1
dllng the edge, will pull you up." '
This 1 did. .1 expected Weber would
be overjoyed at his escape, but he did
not appear to be, so much- pleased as
one would suppose. . ,
"Achl" , he exclaimed bitterly. "I
hall never be the( sanie' man after
baring been saved by one 1 have cold
ed.M :
This was the last time Weber and I,
ever climbed together. . Not long aft-'
erward. while conducting a party of
Bnglltthmeu ta the, summit ofv Mont
Blanc the snow ;'kVeay beneath'
them, an avalanche was started, and
they were all los'Web body was
found burled under thirty' feet of
now, bead down, his alpenstock held
tight In the grip of bis ley hand. '
On hearing of my faithful guide's
death, I resolved, that 1 would never
climb again. This was partly because
to climb without Weber would' not be
enjoyable and partly because his death
caused me to realize that there Is no
safety' in Alpine climbing even with
the best guide. . 1 refrained for two
years; , then, .business calllug me to
Europe. 1 found myself near mv be
loved SwlUetland in the summer sea
son and tan down to Chamonlx for a
tlsit . ynlucklly for my resolution
while at Wiamonlx I fell in with a
party about to climb to the summit
of Mont Blanc.
1 stood looking up one morning at
the tnngulfleent sight of the mountain
on which Weber, had met his death,
greatly tempted to make one more as
cent 1 woudered If the soul of my
guide, freed from flesh and- the at
traetion of gravitation, was flitting
over the cliffs, sailing through the
VHt Bpllts between the peaks, revel
ing In being vv"""n Uke a bird
and started, the next morning under
a cloudy sky for the summit Within
an hour we were enveloped In Jby far
the .worst snowstorm I had ever n
conntered Ja any' bf my. ascVnta. It
was ' like ad American' blizzard, the
snow falling In miniature spirals and
deepening so rapidly that we soon
found moving In any direction diffi
culty, .
; I ; have never before seen Alnine
In further explanation of the good
roada, meeting to be held here on May
9th, it might be well to add to the
Item In yesterday's Observer that the
entire state Is to be covered by the
government speakers. A Portland pa
per elaborates as follows on this meet
ing which is of utmost Importance to
La Grande and Union county. .
'The department at Washington
has offered the services of Maurice
W. Eldrldge, the best known authorl
ty on good roads in this country. Dr.
Eldrldge was In this city a year ago
and gave his illustrated lecture at
the Threshermen'g convention held in
the Commercial Club, at which. , tune
the local good roads enthusiasts stat
ed it was the best address'1 of the
kind ever given on the Pacific coast.
The government orrglnally offered
lu lectures lor cu - k. ui izz
State Good Roads Association insisted
on more and as arranged by Secre
tary Bates and accepted by the depart
ment the following cities will have
this exceptional opportunity of get
ting in touch 'with the' latest infor
mation on good roads construction,
fully illustrated end described ("'
Ontario, May 16. , S. '
Baker City, May 17.
' Enterprise, May 18. ,
i La Grande, May 19. '; '.' '
, The State Good Roads Association
will send Judge Webster' to Ontario
to make the trip through the state
with Dr. Eldrldge. ? Judge Webster
will discuss local conditions and sug
gest such legislation as is necessary
o be obtained In drder that ' the
work can be carried out to the mag
nlfl'cent end ' the various associations
that are supporting' the State Good
Roads Association have in? view .
' frUIE pole h&a been dl covered
; A By one and nybe two,
1 And fly ing to Invented, i
Bo vhat Is there to dot
: . And IShakeipeftre has been written.
There's no west to explore.
And China has been opened. . .
That doesn't leave much more.
' We have the old earth conquered,
likewise the sea and air, .
And fellows with the money
Can travel anywhere.
: Machines have been Invented
That fact you'll have to grant
For anything you think of
And some things that you can't
As for poetlo fancies.
The changes have been runs;
In every twist and angle,
In every earthly tongue, .'
And stories have been written -
To please the ear and sell ,
Until It's plain there Isn't
A good one left to tell. i
t Inventors and explorers ' ' i
' Of subjects are bereft. ,
:' Perpetual motion only
Is all that there Is left
iTThen some one has
Invented that " ." .
Where will we curious ones
Be at?
'; A Real Contest
Whisper It to the hens. Thev mav
want to go In training. There Is to h
an egg laying contest In Mexico, Mo
In this Marathon lay the bens that
enter will have to lay real eggs. No
china doorknobs or storage eggs from
last season will be allowed. , t
It will be different from the ordinary
egj laying contest carried on between
the hens of two suburbs whose own
ers meet every day downtown, and
swap lies about the prowess of the
gamy little birds at home.
In ; the Missouri contest the hen
whose owner has the largest imagina
tion will hot necessarily win. '
' St Elmo Coming
A particularly attractive theatrical
offering is St. Elmo, which comes to
the Steward on May 9th. St Elmo is
dramatized from Agusta Evens Wil-
guiaes tnoroughly frightened. "We son's remarkable novel of that name.
Zl .Z ZlJL the truly remarkable thing
to descend But 'bow could we de- j about St-Elmo 18 that at Bome tlme f
scend any more thar ascend, pot be- other every person has read 11 or haB
Ing able to see a distance of . ten earl tor7 told. No modern one
yards? : If we Btopped we would be ot tne best sellers has "even en
overcome, by the snow, , If we proceed- ' Joyed a similar poularity of this old
ed we would likely go into a crevice
or over a precipice. And what was
the use of moving when we did not
know which way to move?
I went out on a circumscribed ex
ploring trip and stood apart from the
rest, awed by the whirling snow,
when 1 heard a voice a voice fa
miliar, never to be forgotten. ' 1
"Oerr, folgen sie'mlch." (Sir fol
low me).' , y.x
At that moment I saw through vtbe
snowflakes a vague fortn 'a ihort dis
tance before me.v Oalllug to the oth
ers to corneal followed It'.they trail
ing in behind tae. There .were
heights' above and chasms belowbut
we walked near them without . dan
ger. And there .before us. flickering.
how fading, disappearing, but always
reappearing, was the figure.
itbin twenty, minutes we reached
the Grand Mulets. .
Who or what led us to safetT I
leave) for the reader to surmise. . '
new or nivers.
A river la cliiD-tHah mhn if n,
-- ----- - v.ww .fllin KVOTW
the rate of about one mile an fcou?: or
dinarily swift, twd mllesVo hoi'r; Wy
bmw, uic luuea ma uour; torrent, six
miles an hour. .
The Samoan Languaoe,
8peaklng of the flexibility of th ga
moan language, one. who uses It says
that the lltaln nM .
i uicam L,
too. to beat with a stick, to play on a
rousicai wstrnment; to reprove, to
tattoo, to open a vein, to' wash' cloth
tng by beating and to turn a some
aalt . - ' .t ;;'.. ..;;..;;;-,;,. -
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y T Eltc'trio Chilrt s ' '
William Kemmler, executed' at Au
burn prlsou for wife murder.' Aug. 4
1890. was the tirsi to be executed by
electricity lu New yor, ttate.
Some modern artist claim"
to .general belief, that the prettiest
unset colorlncs are
cities owlug to the dust tn the air. The
couuiry. nowever.; affords the
greatest sweep of the sky.
Hardly any animal to more difficult
KKuraf .VV08 of the wild
rabbU. on the other hand, scarcely
any an mai to tamer than the young
fashioned novel out of the years long
since past The heroine of the story,
Edna Earl, can be classed as the most
unusual young woman and certainly
her protype is not abroad today,
' Gerda'NelBon assumes this role and
Is a most acceptable "Edna." v She
conveys a proper impression 1 of the
sweetheBB' and strength that is asso
ciated with this character.' The titu
lar ruie m taimo s "Murray" is
taken by Charles Gunn and his treat
ment, of this character is an excellent
bit of work.
Domestio Animals.
It is estimated that the total number
of pigs in the world to 150.000.000 and
or sneep rmooo,OWV The total num
ber of useful domestic animal on th
globe Is believed to bo about 1,500,000,-
000. ....'" . ' '
Time Is the most paradoxical of all
t hi Dot. The oast to gone. rWfntnr
Is not come, and' the present becomes
tne past wtuie we attempt to define it
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. Longest Cantilever Bridge.
Great" Britain has the longest canti
lever brldire In the world In the mat
Forth bridge across the firth of Forth,
Scotland- .This bridge" has "two canti
lever ahftrei arm rt nMl fst i nA Wa
main cantilever spans of LTfO feet,,, It
was begun In 1883 and was completed
In 1890. ' -" ' '. ' ' ','.'. .
v."'t- The Steamer puek. ' ,-f
'-The steamer duck of South America
loBes Its power bf fllcht as It matures.
The reason to that Its wings do. not
grow as the rest of lu body develops.
, How Goshawks Are Trained. '
A French traveler states that the
goshawk to still used In Persia In hunt
ing the gazelle and that It is trained
to feed on that creature's beautiful
eyes by placing its food In the emptied
eyeballs of. a stuffed gatelle, so that
when used In the hunt the goshawk
"tops its victim by attacking; Its eves.
a horribly cruel form of sport'
. Chance For an Inventor.'
"It is a great age,", observed Dusty
Rhodes. ' ' ' -
"What's ' crest about ' itr cnint1
Homeless rate." ' . -
"Everythlng-the; wireless,' the tele
graph, the horseless carriage and all
the rest."
"I don't think much of them."
"What you kicking for?" ) ;
"Why don't some of these - smart
guys get tip a holeless doughnut?
We hear this every
f. day and we Just want
I to say that we are
showing the handsom-
, esi epnng suits we ve .
ever shown and that's cer
i The new Spring Clothes
are so splendidly, cnt and
tailored and the new Wool
ens are so : beautiful that
these . words of praise are
v I not out of place.
Toull have to see these
Splendid . Suits In order to
appreciate them thoroughly
' . ' -. ' . ..." -
Come ' arly ths-re's a
splendid showing now and
youll need , time , to pick"
out your suit "affinity."
If you don't care to buy. don't, but look at any rate;
Good ClotKes.
' Nicely Fooled. v
'Tou can't fool me."
"I know it." 7:C'"::'
"You thought you could, though."
"I?" . :;' :
"Yes." : .- .
"Not for a minute." -"Didn't
"No. The minute 1 saw ,vou imM
to myself there is a man nnhrutv md
hoodwink." '
. Now Version.
&athes there a man with soul so dead
who never to himself hath said,
"This is my own, my native land, 1
where trusts have got the Upper hand ' "
And where 1 am a lucky guy
If I can grab a chunk of pie ' "
And not, In claiming It as mine,
Pay tribute to some big combiner
Good Idea..: . ,.. '
"You attend church?"
"Yes: I .am troubled "with insomnto.
you know," ,
We are not what we would llk'4to
be, and sometimes we don't Just know
wny either. ,
The clouds that have the sllverv lln-
Ing have ' been sneaked bv the iunk
dealers long time ago. - '
A Japanese Volcano.
Fujiyama, the volcano that appears
In all Japanese, pictures, to 1235 feet
high, and 10,000 pilgrims ascend it
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ISTEffRD'S gggjgj
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. One Night Only.
Mbriday, May 9 th
Frederic Bclasco
The Dramatic Sensation of the Season, from Augusta
" Evans Book of the same name. .
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Prices: $1.50, $leOQfe 75 5alt8e S
Sale of Seats Opens, for.. Snserlber(r:ii FritertrVA'7iaij.Ut-HTaB f '
Buren's News Stand. Begnlay Seat Sale next day ' : : ft
JfOTE A full house for ST. EUlO;:SeCBreV rilthe Belagco Attrac- K ' ;
tlons for La Grande In the" futartK i ' ' ft I'
Feed IsJ Cheaper r
It always is if you buy of
Of course there naturally must be a
ioi oi niga living as long as there to
so much high. flying.' -
Ut requires a woman to fail to see
the difference between an argument
and a steady and unmitigated flow of
' ..'''.."."
Money always gets into such ex
posed and dangerous places that It is
next to an impossibilltjr to save it '
. The cheaper a thing to the dearer
It to at any price.
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You rarely find a strong armed man
breaking his neck to find a soft snap.
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Getting into mlsrhiof i. .
Pastime, but getting out again to often '
icfcui struggle.
B ' 'T'i'f't '!' : fi' i r ' . - .--4.-
, I am prepajred to furnish Dry Chain Wood, al
sq partly seasoned wood, to all comers. Kind:
ly phone your order to, v J'; ?X-1
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