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KANSAS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
. .,' Secretary Coburn delights to tell
of Kansas and her state-wide prohi
bition and the secretary 1b a man of
.;. splendid honor and would not make a
mistake knowingly. He Is however,
'wrapped up wholly In the work of
, secretary of agriculture, so much bo,
that he refused the, office or United
' States Senator when offered to him.
The writer was familiar with Kan
sas for many years. We resided there
'in 1880 when the constitutional
amendment was adopted. We saw
druggists grow very rich from selling
uktjv vqbvi m twi us vv
: cry town of any size, had from one to
five blind pigs. In Pittsburg, Leaven
worth, "Atchison and Wichita, saloons
ran wide open flagrantly disregarding
all law. This did not obtain for one I
, year or two years, but year
year. Boys bought liquor at will,
which was the worst of the whole mis
erable proceeding. And during that
time men of state reputation would
make Just such statements as Secre
tary Coburn' has made. Prohibition
in Kansas was a republican party
measure. Republicans adopted It and
fought for it, and that party always
in the majority, except ' a very few
years, continuously refused to resub
mit the question. We have seen ; the
State campaign made on prohibition
in Kansas, republicans advocating the
dry side and democrats standing for
resubmission. Party lines held many
men to prohibition who really knew
it was not a success, for until, recently
AmiKltnnnln v ttr n t atwvnrra Im "Lir o
eas and more highly respected than
anything else except the church,
v But the point we want to mention
is Kansas and law enforcement. When
Governor Morrill, as fine a man as
ever broke bread,, was serving in the
gubernatorial chair- dissatisfaction
arose among the extereme prohibition
ists. They went ln delegations to see
the governor and demanded that he
enforce the law. Governor Morrill
canvassed the situation thoroughly
and said this: "In the rural commu
nities the law is being enforced. In
the towns and cities It Is not. The rea
son for this Is plain to me. Public
sentiment Is not behind the law where
it Is being violated. I am governor
of this splendid Vato and unless pub
lic sentiment Is with the law the best
I can do Is to give it temporary en
forcement" The extreme prohibltioniots raved.
They denounced Governor Morrlell
and beat him for re-nomination. Why!
Because he had told them the plain
truth.' Ed. Hoch, theri editor of the
Marion Record and a strong prohibi
tionist, took the stump in the cam
paign against Morrlell and said, "If
I were governor of the great common
wealth of Kansas I would enforce the
prohibitory law If I had to. call out
the state militia." Hoch was applaud
ed and In those speeches he paved the
way for himself to become governor
at a later date. .
Well, Governor Morrill was beaten
and In a few years It was the privi
lege of the writer to sit as a delegate
111 the state convention that nominat
ed Ed. Hoch for governor. He was
elected. Did he enforce the proba
tory law? Ask any man who was in
Topeka, who was in Wichita, or Pitts
burg or Kansas City, Kansas. It was
the same old s!ory with an occasional
spasmodic burst of effort. . , ; .
Now8, when Kansas 1b held up to j
the neople as an Ideal prohibition
community we cannot help but won
der if the Information Is obtained from
speakers who make after, dinner talks
away from home, as did Secretary
Coburn, or Is It obtained from actual
knowledge of conditions that, existed
for at least a quarter of a century
after the constitutional amendment
was adopted. '
WAIT ASD SEE THE RESULT.
f Speaking of the cost of the present
prosecutions under local option, if
the cost is to be discussed, the only
convincing proof will be when Union
m . .
ter theBe indictments1 have been
threshed put and1 the taxpayer is
called to pay an Increased tax levy.
This is as sure to follow as day fol
lows night ' '
alien.. ... ...va
uon overjooKea ineir uu wucu
they brought up the cost question
and attempted to figure out the pro
cedure as a money making proposi
tion to Union cpunty.
Trace the records in semi-dry com
munities and you will find the expense
of continuing the attempt to enforce
local option measure is heavy,
itA -M- 'I'M' 4t-fcfr
JLtra Good Clothes
!' ,- -
1 N. K.
For School Wear
They're just what the name signi
fies. There made for Boy's by
Boy's Tailors that make a study of
Boy's Needs in Clothing.
LOOK FOR THE "X1RA" GOOD LABEL
It means satisfaction. Boy's suits
with 2 pair frants, lined throughout.
We're showing a complete line of
Xtra Good Suits and Overcoats
Eiderheimer, Stein and Co's Young
Men's Clothing. Educator School
Shoes. Hats, Caps, Etc. Our
prices and quality are right.
!m fin I
'1;' I I'i . I I
Kjtl t j j J I
k " ! i'i ' t-
THE QUALITY Sf ORE
I1 't"l"i"l"l"l- ' t1!11!
rather than dig up his fines.
No, no, Union county will make fib
money on the deal now pending and
when the final accounting is made ev
ery taxpayer will feel the weight of
the burden. .
It li gratifying to realize that each
day men of character, men of sterling
honor and men against whom not a
breath of scandal can be raised, are
coming out on this question and urg-
bo Ing strict regulation in preference to
much bo that in many places people ; the no regulation that now exists and
... . m Van MWt.AJ ji. i j i '
have grown tired of the burden ana. "" ine iocai opuon was
came-'to thewise decision of regulat
ing the liquor traffic and using mon
ey " obtained : from UcenseB to build
roads and improve the public prop
erty. ' , ' . ..' ,
If the cases now listed In Union
county are pushed' to the end this
county will become bo disgusted that
most people will refuse to even dis
cuss the matter. The history of the
Becond Townsend trial is a fair exam-
given a trial.
The city of Pendleton Is awake to
the unpleasant conditions brought on
by local option and this week a thor
ough and complete organization com
posed of farmers and business decid
ed to take a hand in affairs and see If
there 1b not Borne better way to hand-
pie of what may be expected. After . le the liquor question than to either
hard legal battles between attorneys i let the old saloon days be returned or
the man was acquitted and the bot-1 to continue the present boot-legging
tie of liquor -the only evidence in the j era which is putting the stamp of
case was mysteriously emptied, ad
ding a touch of Jest to the whole pro
ceeding. It is not only bad financiering, but
it is almost dreaming to Imagine Un
ion county's treasury 1b to grow fat
from the liquor men under indict
ment. Suppose several convictions are-
obtained and the men convicted decide
not to pay their fines." They will lay
In Jail at the expense of the county.
The costs in the case, at least a great
portion of them, must be met by the
county and there you are.
Never forget that In the trial of
liquor cases there 1b only one side
that is sure to pay, and that is the
prosecution. You taxpayer's are behind
it. while the defendants, even if found
guilty, may choose to stay in Jail
GEORGE PALMER, Pres.
P. J. HOLMES, Ylce-Pres.
W. L. RREXIIOLTS, AssX Cash.
EARL ZCNDEL, td Asst Cash.
F. L. METERS, Cashier.
LA GRANDE NATIONAL BANK
OF LA GRANDE, OREGON
United States Depository
Capffal, Surplus and Undivided Profits $200,000.00
W. J. CEU2CH
W. L. BSXXEOLTS
F. K METERS
W. M. PIERCE
C C Pim'GTON
6. l CLEATER
F. K. BTREIT
hypocrlcy and dishonesty on bo many
The Pendleton people have ceased
being afraid to show their colors and
they propose standing for their home
city and county in an- endeavi to do
a little adjusting that will be an im
provement. We believe those people
are to be congratulated on the step
they are taking. Cowardice has been
responsible largely for the lax con
dition of affairs. Men shrunk from
taking a stand either for or against
alleged prohibition because they were
fearful of losing a two-bit piece. Ev
erything was permitted to drift with
out either sail or rudder until Pendle
ton awoke one day to find a local op
tion and a score of dirty dives called
"near beer" Joints In the city. .
No,' endleton will never go back to
the old-time saloon days. There are
too many decent people for that And
that little city will not permit a liquor
dispensary to run if local option is
repudiated that does not conform with
strict regulation. At last that is our
opinion, knowing many of the best
and foremost citizens of that com
munity, If you are bound to vote against
Jay Bowerman, and there may be a
few who will do that, for the love of
the Btate of Oregon cast your vote for
Grarit Dimick for governor. If Dim
lck should receive the nomination ev
ery republican in the state whether he-
is assembly, or anti-assembly could
j work and vote for him, which Is prob
ably more than could be said if "Ker
nal" Hofer was 'to be named.
WILL COXSTRUCT SHEDS FOR THE
This column is open tc any candidate regardless of Faction
, or Party and is paid advertising;
Lumber Being Distributed aui Erec
' tlon to Commence Seen.
J. F. Steinbeck will again superin
tend the work of constructing the fair
buildings to be used by the county
fair this fall on Fifth and Springs
streets and Pennsylvania avenue. Mr.
Steinbeck built the sheds last year and
Is versed In what is wanted. The lum
ber for the sheds Is being distributed
today and it will be sawed and con
struction will start in a few days. This
will give the contractor ample time to
have the buildings ready by, the time
the fair opens without having to exert
themselves unduly. ' .
S. F. WILSON, Athena, Oregon, candi
,date for Joint senator for Umatil
la, Union and Morrow counties sub
ject to decision of republican pri
maries. "I firmly believe in the di
rect primary law, economy in the
use of public funds, good . roads,
better schools, strict and prompt
enforcement of Uw, the square deal
- and eternal progress of man and his
With tu aayl remreci ani facilities we cai render yet efrkleat
service aal baifle yew hatlaei i to yoir entire satisfaction.
La Grande land office district, some
of them being even serious in nature
early in the week. One especially im
portant fire sprang up near Kamela
two days ago when the wind changed
from the' Northwest to a southerly
direction. It fanned the flames up the
canyon a with great rapidity and for
a day or two it looked like a devest
ing conflagration would result How
ever the rains nave put a quietus on
them, according to forest rangers to
day. It is believed the rain will effect
ually end any fire that may have
been burning and prevent new ones
Commercial Loss ?fot Heavy.
The Observer has been informed
Miwn.t.i.n..?-r-. mrougn renaDie sources mat on tne
jiucomful. Chamberlin's CjMigU RemnU VD1ie' the fires this fall have not had
acti on this pln. It loosen the cough, r- serious effects on the commercial tlm
.lieithelnngs openithewreUoMind Ji. Der districts. About two per cent
i ... .... i loss is the estimate placed by men
W. W. RANDALL, LA GRANDE, I
wish to announce that I am a candi
date for the republican nomination
to the office of Bherlff, subject to the
decision of the primary held Septem
ber 24th. '
CHANGE OF WIND FANS FIRE AT
Rains Come Opuortunly and it is Be.
lieved (he Fire is Over.
General showers over the entire
mountain district of eastern Oregon
have quelched smoldering forest fireB
and new ones that have sprung up
Just prior to the commencement of the
showers yesterdsFy morning. There
were perhaps half a dozen of these
C. A. BARRETT, Athena, Oregon.I
hereby announce myself aa a candl-
, date for the nomination for Joint
senator for the district embracing
Union, Umatilla and Morrow coun
ties, subject to the choice of re
publican voters at the primary
nominating election to be held on
September 24th, 1910. If nomlna-
t ted and elected I wll work for the
Interest of all : the people of my
- district to the best of my ability,
favor the maintenance of the .di
rect primary law;, and people's
choice for senator and believe the
people are as competent to nom
inate as they are .to elect their of
ficers'. Very respectfully yours,
C. A. BARRETT.'
DR. C. T. BACON, La Grande, Oregon.
The Observer is authorized to
announce the candidacy of Dr. C. T.
Bacon for coroner of Union county,
subject td the decision of the re
publican voters at the primary elec
tion DR. CLYDE T. HOCKETT. Enterprise,
Oregon I wlBh to announce my
candidacy fdr Joint . representative
for the 24th, representative district
subject to the voters of the republi
can party at the primary nominat
ing election to .be held in said rep
, resentative district, September 24,
1910. CLYDE T. HOCKETT.
An Open Letter Rusk to Hocketl
, Joseph, Oregon, Sept 1, 1910.
To Dr. C. T. Hockett, Enterprise, Ore.
inasmuch as you were a delegate
to the late republican assembly at
Portland, and as you state in your
announcement for the republican nom
ination for Joint representative, Un
ion and Wallowa cowtles, that you fa
vor holding assemblies in this state, I
as a candidate against you and pledg
ed to uphold the Primary Law, State
ment No. 1, and opposed to assemb
lies, do hereby challenge you to pub
licly discuss .the assembly proposition
before the voters of our district,, yon
may fix the times ana places during
the primary campaign and defend
while I shall oppose the assembly
I also Invite you to discuss adverse
ly. If you please, my record last ses
sion or any part of It.
No "pussy footed" campaign for
me. Let us see if the people deem
themselves capable of choosing their
JOHN P. RUSK.
Republican candidate for renomlna
tlon Joint-representative Union and
Paid advertisement "
who are versed in the busineB8 and
who have given the situation careful
study. The underbrush has been burn
ed away and the dead timber consum
ed with the result that the timber now
small fires over the territory of the stands undamaged as a rule. Of course
where the base of the trees were
pitchy the trees were damager great
ly but this Is not always the case
and where the fires sweep over a dis
trict with much rapidity the trees jare
left unburned. The greatest Inconven
ience is with the sawmills later when
the timber is cut for the burned bark
is a detriment to the saws.
Moved Out When Hyomei Moves In.
No Btomach dosing HYOMEI (pro
nounce it Hlgh-o-me) is made from
the highest grade of eucalyptus, tak
en from the "eucalyptus forests of in
land Australia, and combined with the
excellent antiseptics employed in the
In inland Australia the atmosphere
Is so Impregnated with balsam thrown
out by the eucalyptus trees that germs
cannot live, and in consequence cat
arrh and consumption are unknown.
Breathe HYOMEI and get the very
same pleasant, healing, germ-killing
air as you would get in the eucalyptus
forests and kill the germs.
HYOMEI la sold by the Newlla
Drug Co. and druggists everywhere,
at $1.00 the complete outfit
An outfit consists of a bottle of HY
OMEI, a hard rubber pocket inhaler
and simple instructions for use. The
Inhaler will last a lifetime, but bear
in mind if you need another bottle of
HYOMEI you can get it at druggists
for only fifty cents. Guaranteed to cure
catarrh, croup and throat troubles, or
money back. Trial sample of Hyomei
free to readers of the Observer. Ad
dress Booth's Hyomei Co., Buffalo, N.
Y. 1626. ' "
Don't waste jour money buving plaster
When you can get a bottle ef Cnamberlun
Liniment'for twenty-five cents. ' A piece or
flannel dampened with this liniment is f upe
rior lo any planter for lame tack, puif '9
the sido and chest, and much clieair-