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LA tiRAxtDE EVENING OBSERVER,
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1911.
on display in
our show win
at West's 13th Annual Sale
Extraordinary Values in Men's Department
$2.90 for men's 4.00 and 5.00 dress shoes. $1.50 for mens dress
shoes that were 3.00 to 4.00 grades. $2.90 for young men's suits
values to 17.50. 90c for men's dress shirts, 1.25 to 2.50 values
wear Clearance Sale
See our window
display of styles
Save 1-4 to 1-2 on men's
Benjamin and Sincerity
on Muslins, Sheetings, $
Towels and Crashes
Ladies' Suits and Coats
25 toT50 per cent
One lot Ladies' Waists
on sale at '
VISIT THIS STORE AND SEE
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try than his predecessor did the en- j downward when the revision affects j believed there will be any opposition
tire time he was in office. Tet Taft is j the other fellow, but we do not want
slated to go and win go unless the, the tariff tampered with when it
public mind changes somewhat. touches our own resources. All of
SOXEY, MOXET, MOXEY.
TAFT AND TIUSOS SEXTESCES.
When President Taft refused to
cancel the prison sentence of the I
rich southerner sentenced for peon
age ha again" showed the country
mat ne is a preaiaeni wun courage,
and that it Is not necessary to play a
vrui uuiu kwi j uuie u umn iu o.i
that he believes is right. Without &
prison sentence the rich, would need
not respect the law for money is plen
tiful with them, to pay any fines that
might be imposed, but they all detest
the Idea of going to jail. And that ia
what President Taft is enforcing. He
demands the rich man shall do time if
his crime is of sufficient importance
to demand it
By the way, do you know this
country Is apparently getting ready
to repudiate Taft, and if it does
the nation win be proved of one of
the best presidents who ever filled the
chair. It looks very much like Taft
In every story printed relative to
what the legislature of Oregon, which
convenes today, intends to do, there
appears an outline of what may be
expected In the way of increased ap
propriations. Expenditure of moneys
of the state are everywhere to be
made, according to the forecast.
It behooves every taxpayer to pay
careful attention to the legislative
proceedings, study every bill that is
up for passage and to offer any sug
gestion that may seem proper.
For Instance, how many Toting tax
payers would approve of the proposed
bill of Lionel Webster for state aid
for road building, which" In Its title
may seem all right, but which in real
ity creats an expensive highway
commission and carries enormous ap
propriations; ".. : 1
Put Its money, money, money they
want and they will get It unless the.
legislature puts its foot down hard. ;
which goes to show men are human,
extremely so, and the welfare of self
is the first and foremost' thing after
and the way to help the legislature
TH AT TARIFF AG AH.
The assassination of Captain Sul
livan In Spokane Is a blot on the fair
name of tho entire northwest There
has not been a crime its equal since
Baker City suffered a permanent stain
when ex-Sheriff Harvey Brown was
dynamited at his home. Spokano owes
It not only to herself but to tne. en
tire country to search out, appreheni
and punish the' murdered of Captain
Sullivan. Such crimes are becoming
too numerous; they strike at the
peace, happiness and safety of a na
tion, and unless the inland city lays
aside eterythlng to hunt the murder
er she is not entitled to the good
name Bhe has always borne. "
Woolmen In national convention at
Portland demanded that the tariff on
wool be let alone. Quite right we
agree with them because this country
produces a great deal of wool. But
there may be a feeling among the
lumbermen that the tariff on lumber
Rhould not be molested, and again we
had to. go at the next national oon-j say quite right for we produce quan
rentlon, or perhaps the next nation- tlt'es of lumber. Away down In the
al election. And it Is because he fol- southland producers of other com
lowed a man who turned on the lights' moditles may meet and they will say
and demanded applause from the pa I let the tariff alone on their products
ulace. Taft is not that kind of a man. and they have friends and supporters j brought before the senate and house
He Is a statesman. But if you will 1te . who will say quite right for they pro- j for consideration, and a sharp fight
Tafts administration a little thought duce those commodities. . ! rt wti .t.Li,' m,ru
you will so that in his unfinished And that is the history of tariff and
term he has done more for the coun- tariff reform. We all want a revls'on
(Continued on Fu t.)
ips of the first class, home rule. Lji
al.ptlon measures likewise will' cc-
ci py c prominent place in the le s-
A rci'.'eiUEnt fund for school teach,
era will be proposed and also a meas
ure looking toward the state super
vision of charities. Reforms in court
procedure and a proposal to increase
the scope of the juvenile court will be
advanced by the lawyers.
According to present indications
the initiative and referendum will be
GEORGE PALMER, PRes. ' F. J. nOlMES, TIce Pres.
W. L. BREXHOLTS, Asst Cab: EARL ZUXDEL, 2d Asst Cash.
F. L. METERS .Cashier.
La Grande National Bank
of L& Grande, Oregon
United States Depository v
Capitol, Surplus and Undivided Profits $200,000.00
GKOKGF P.I! MI R, IV. I-.BREMI0LT8 C. C. PEMSGTOX
W.J.IfirWH - F.I. METERS Yt, D. CLE ATE R
F. J. lUliUs If. M.riERCE . F. M. BTRIT
With our amptt. ictcnrccs and hrliillts ire caa renacr yea eftl
dent service aad handle year baslaess tt your retire satisfaction.
for the adoption of both measures
probably will be made. A fight to put
through a measure for the election of
I United States Senators, somewhat in
the direct manner of the Oregon
Statement One provision may be pre
eenfed a'so. .
The question of a shorter ballot
will be fought out at this session
from all Indications at present,
On account of the recent action of
the traction companies in King coun
ty. In arlbtrarlly raising rates, and
which the people are now fighting in
the courts, an extension of the pow
ers of the state railroad commission
will be asked for to include Juris
diction over public service corpora
tlons of this character Wthln the
Without a hitch. Senator Paulamus
of Pierce county wss -elected presl
dent of the senate and Taylor of King
county, snenker of the house today.
The session adjourned after a short
rolndexter See m Elected,
The leglslPture wont consider the
election of a successor to Senator
Piles until January 18. It Is hardlv
to the election of Polndexter who
won overwhelmngly In November'
A WHITE HOUSE JEST.
General Harrison's Objections
Monumontt to "Vest."
As a general thing, our of the first
duties of the wife of au incoming pres
ident and one of the tiiiugrf she usual
ly enjoys heartily is to attend to such
rearrangements and refurnishtngs of
the White House as may be necessary
or advisable according to her person
al taste, the size and customs of her
family, and bo on. . - ,
I remember one occasion, writes
Colonel William 11. Crook in the Phil
adelphia Saturday Evening Post, when
Sirs. Harrison bad finally decided
upon some slight architectural changes
and had brought her architect's plans
to the president and asked his opinion
of them. General Harrison studied
the drawings with care and noticed
that several niches were left, each
plainly marked. At last he said:
"Well, my dear, here Is a place for
Lincoln, and here Is a place' for
.Grant's bust ' And ' you have left
three places for Vest" Then he add
ed, with well assumed indignation, "I
am decidedly opposed to so many
monuments to Vest In the White
Mrs. Harrison hastened to explain
what her husband, of course, knew all
the time that the word "Vest" was
the architect's contraction for vesti
bule, of which there were three on the
plans, whereupon the president said
he was satisfied and handed the draw
ings back to her, with a twinkle In his
keen blue eyes.
him Franklin. The name in Itself 1
not so bad, but be has two brothers.
Voltaire and Socrates respectively.
Fancy this scene in the nursery:
Franklin howling because Voltaire has
broken his toy, while Socrates laughs
at both. The mother as peacemaker
shouts, 'Stop, 'Socrate8, or you'll be
punlshedr In a narrow street In Mar
seilles one broiling hot day I saw a
woman spanking a child, shouting In
anger, Ton naughty Epamlnondes; I'll j
teach you. Epaminondesr I could nev- j
er think of the Theban general afte
that -without laughing."
To Say and to Do.
Do you wish to go to church this
evenihgT Father is going to preach,
yon know," the minister's fair daugh
The young man considered.
"Urn! The last time I went he rath
er fell on some of my small failings.
Do yon know what his text will be to
"Tes; 'Love one another.' "
He regarded the round pink cheek
"Suppose." he suggested softly, "that
we let the old gentleman go preach,
while we sit here and practice?" Ltp
A horse dealer was showing a horse
to a prospective buyer. After running
him back and forward for a few mfaa
utes he stopped and said to the buyer:
What do yeu think of his coat? Isn't
he a dandy?"
The buyer, noticing that the horse
had the heaves, replied, "Yes, I like
his coat all right, but I don't like his
pants." London Tit-Bits.
A FIERCE ANATHEMA.
The Pious Wish Woman Flung at
Jaan Paul Richter.
Jean Taul Richter once observed
that If a lady officer wanted to give
the word "Halt!" she would do it in
the following strain: "You soldiers, all
of you. now mind what I say. I order
you as soon as I have done speaking
to stand still, every one of you, on the
spot where yon happen to be. Don't
you hear me? Halt, I say, all of you
Upon this a strong minded woman
made the following comment: "Now,
M. Jean, it was an unlucky day on
which you wrote that sentence. May
you never hear anything but that lit
tle, concise word Xo' from every rosy
pair of Hps you meet. May you halt
wifeless through life. May your but
tons be snappish, your strings knotty
and your stockings tn of holes. May
your bootjack be missing, your feet
corny nnd your shaving water cold,
your raror dull, roof hair stand up.
your collar lie down. May 'your beard
bo porcnplny, your whiskers .- thinly
settled and your mustache curl the
wrong way. May your coffee be mud
dy, your toast smoky and your tea
water bewitched, and. with a never
dyln desire for affectlou. may yon
crawl through creation a meek, miser
able, nasty, forluin. fldsety. fussy, rl
dlculous, ruined, dejected old bajJielor.'
High Sounding Names, t
Writing la hU Paris paper on the
growing custom on the part of parents
to give their children "high sounding"
names, Clement Vantel says: "When
the boy Is old enough to understand
he rebels at being compelled to carry
through life a name like Anar-reon or
nipparchus. But be has company. I
know a deputy whose parents n a r.! el
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chants would make."
"We all have our troubles," said the
magazine publisher. "Sometimes It
frets me to have to print any readln?
matter, but I suppose it must be done."
-Kansas City Journal.
Twelve Thousand Stolen. '
Wheeling West Virginia, January 9
The First National Bank of Elm
Grove was robbed of $12,000 sometime
Saturday or Sunday. The thieves en
tered and secured the money and es
caped, tim Qtuie Is uiT t tt
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