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About La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1910)
L GXIAHDE EVENING OEI; :itV3 CETCTRSD AY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1910.
We will start our Saturday Special
By selling STEIN-BLOCH SUITS at reduced prices
LOOK OVER OUR LINE BEFORE BUYING
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$500.00 M PRIZES
for the thirty most interesting, oldest, most unique or
most artistically made quilts entered in the contest and
you wiil perhaps gain' a distinction of owning the most
valuable quilt in America.
Get one of the Books of Rules
THEY'RE FUEE FOTi THE A.SK.iJG
No purchase is necessary to enter your quilts in the con
test, and the entries mav be seen at the store next week
absolutely free. . ,". .
We want some woman in La Grande to win the first prize,
which is now being contested for by women all over the
Get a Booklet today
Ar LEA.TtjV ALL A.HOUT IT
And while at the store ask to see "REDDISODE" COT
TON BATTS stitched together in full quilt size ready
or the covering.
The Peoples Store
jill" twl' gjTr'HM" 0 ty0 1f0 " ty" Mf'"' 'SJ1' U
Have You an 0d
Or a quilt with a history? If
so, enter it in our REVOLU
TIONARY QUILT CON
TEST which begins next
Monday and continues all
Change of Time
Soo-Spokane - Portland
Train De Luxe
1 Now Leaves Spokane at .
. All trains from the Inland Empire
make connection, with this popular
train. ; v ;'.
A card will bring a traveling repre
sentative to explain in detail any trip
desired. ; : - ' '
Any agent it the 0. R. & N. will Is
sue through tickets at lowest current
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G. M. Jackson Geo. A. Walton
T, P. A. Gen. Agt
11 Wall St, Spokane. '
-; .. ALL KINDS-- ;'
Any Kind of Price
You Want '
Telephone: Black 1621
C. E. SUYDAM
1411-1413 Adams Ave.
We received yesterday a
shipment of Armour's
SUGAR CURED AND SWEET
AS A NUT.
30c a Pound
Use either phone
Want ads pay, one cent a word
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O O O o
' The term "boot-legger" is being fre
quently used these days, and it may
be proper to define It. Formerly it
meant those persons who carried the
tuiuiuueu Lotlla tlllr IZTZ b-
tops and furtively doled it out to the
"dry" man who wanted his "whitle
The meaning has not change in es
Bence. It today is applied to the cre
ature who digpenses forbidden jui
ces to the people whom he Can serve.
In short it means any law-breaker
whether he be cattle-thief, or' other
larcenlst. : .
Now, as applied to the seller of in
toxicants; there Are three kinds of J
boot-leggers in La Grande. They are
those who keep it for sale and dis
pense it; those who obtain it and use
it; and they who stand Idly by and
knowing it is being done, never lift
hand or voice in protest;
The law. has it laid down as a work
able principle that he who stands by
and sees a crime committed and does
not try to prevent It or report the fact
to the proper officers is an accessory.
The accessory is held culpable togeth
er with the principal in the act.
The editor of this widely read pap
er said recently in an editorial that
the law is violated every day here. No
one doubts the accuracy of that state
ment. Of course it is true or he
would not Bay so, for he is an honor
able man. It must be true, for of all
the readers of the Observer, no one has
yet risen- to contradict It. There are
many others who Bay they know this
to be true. To do rlgh is the least
thing any man can do. When it is
dene it is his greatest deed, also. To
be upright in all that pertains to the
duties of a citizen is the least thing
expected oi any one; when It is done
It Is also the greatest act he can per
form.1 A , The unquestioned duty of each1 and
every citizen is to lend and give all in
his power to make the operation of
all the laws complete. Every alien
who receives citizenship must make
cath to that end; every one reaching
his majority tacitly assumes that re
sponsibility when permitted by the
law to become a coter-ruler.
The good citizen will not stand idly
by and let destructive forces under
mine the rule of the people as express
ed in that place most holy to the pat
riotthe ballot-box. Just as he would
willingly ' interpose his body between
the Invader's bullet and the protect
ing' flag of bis children's country, so
he will as willingly and readily rise to
the expulsion of the law-breaker who
would make null and void the enact
ments of the voters for fhe protection
of society. This means the expulsion
now and forever of the boot-legger
whether In pulpit or pew, in public
or private life, in office or out, male
or female, domestic or alien, behind
the bar or before It. . ..' ,;
The good citizen stands for the en
forcement of the law, and not as a
knocker against the over-taxed offl
ciala who as they hale the accused to
: the courts are met with an opposing
mob of various kinds of persons who
obstruct their pathway and make the
administration of justice hard as pos
General U. S. Grant said once: .If
the laws are wrong, the best way to
get rid of them is to enforce them to
the limit; the people will soon recall
such. If. as some say, the local option
laws are wrong, let us as citizens in
the truest meaning of the word, assist
in bringing to the bar of Justice those
who blatantly oppose our will and
wiBh, and' thus rid ourselves of them
or of the law so unsavory for boot
J. D. GILLILAN.
Condemned Water Tank is Rased.
,The old condemned 0. R. & N. wa
ter tank is no more. Workmen yester
day sawed off the supports under one
side, put jack screws under it and
toppled It over. It fell with a crash
which smashed the old tank into
kindling wood and liberated dozens of
pigeons which had been using it as a
home for years.
This tank was erected many years
ago, so many that the memory of but
a few of the older Inhabitants runneth
not to the contrary. About four years
ago it was condemned and the man in
charge of the bridge and building de
partment of the company announced
at that time that it would fall within
the year. Hla predictions failed to ma
terialize, however. - ,
A new well is to be dug near the
site of the new round house and a new
tank erected there, but at present the
locomotives are getting water direct
from the city mains.
The track on the north side o the
depot ' will now be moved further
north and work commenced upon the
new concrete sidewalks which are to
extend from the hew building to
Another change was made In the
local yards' this morning when' the
sand house was loaded onto a flat car
and moved to its new location on the
corner of Railroad and Aura streets.
Pendleton East Oregonlan.
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Now on sale at the
The George Palmer
RETAIL DEPARTMEN1 y
We solicit your orders; for Shingles, Rubberoid Rooting
Deadening Felt, Building Paper, " y
We are prepared to furnish ; and deliver material,
- promptly. Phone Main 8.
. Vportland, Oreron
U 1Ua14mitandDaYBehool for OlriaaiMaT
r mol Suteraof Pt.JohsBmUatl tolx-nntii
Colleciaus Academic nd fc-tamentan
DepU. Muaie, Art, Elocution, Giuiiuulum.
(Beaidamt pa pill BW be over 14 sr of tad
well recommended. The Bomber U limited to
flftr. Application ehoold be made early.) addrea
The SWwSiiiwrlof.OHiteM, 6t.HlenaHH,PftW, Or.
I PORTLAND. OftEaON
A Bplnodld Boarficj and Da? School for
luunu 0 '-.i aku wis
ExtcnriTOormrmlnOollnge. BlghHohool and Com.'
meroial work. Grammar irradee taught to bore orer U
reare. School openeSey. 13, ltHO, Catalog Free,
AddreM, Rit. Jocrrn 0x.LaamiB. 0. S. 0., Pre.
t During the past three winters at;
Washington Congressman Ellis has J
: Secured appropriations for thne
fine, federal buildings for Oregon ci
tes. . , . . , ' 1
Been honored by being placed oy
the ranking committee In tlb
House of . Representatives Wajs
: and Means. This is the first tlae
Oregon has ever' had a place m
this great committee with, the I
fluence it gives. i
Been, a consistent friend of tm
"old soldier" having supported ev
ery bill introduced in his behalf
secured passage of many prlvat
bills for very needy old veteran!
and their widows; and handle!
many hundreds of different claimi
for pensions which were acted bj
by the pension bureau.
The Second Oregon distrlcj
stood at or near the head In thj
sums appropriated in the lasl
House bill for Its river and hai
Congressman Ellis has liaed In tht
district over 26 years; he knows th
people and what they want and neea
He has been in congress ten yearaj
ana gamed an experience on the floo:
of the House and in the committer
rooms and an acquaintance with tb
membership of Congress which putt
him In a better, position to satisfjj
the needs of Oregon than any ne
man coujd be for many years.
WHY MAKE ANT CHANGE?
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