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LA GRANDE EVENING OBSERVER
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1911.
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disappointment '- ':.
THE LOCAL PROBLEM
Increased Interest Is shown In a
..ium tmii tur'La uranceand
there is no longer that such an orga
nization Is wanttd by the people, the
enly question now being what uup
port will be given It Apparently
there . Is no disposition to enter .the
caravan of extensive boomers which
2iU been traversing the country for
a number of years proclaiming the vir
tues of the Northwest with the hope
of selling something to the people of
the East, No, La Grande Js not in
that kind of a game at present. 'What
the people do want h;re is more In
line with the Denver Idea. You never
see Dearer played up in Magazines
o? colored literature.5 for th? people
there believe they can accomplish
more by working inside the city 11m-
I New Shipment of J
I White House i
lib Tins 45c
21b " 85b
Use either phone '
lT I 1 1121314
111 7 9.111
' of this bank will be pleased to talk with you it
any time concerning mutual business relations
HA HEN the' Federal Government, the
V V county the ' city, and a large and
growing list of commercial and private X
depositors entrust their funds to' this institu
tion to the extent of $800,000.00, you may
be sure that it is a safe one for you to identify
yourself with, : ': v .
GALL AND TALK JT OVER WITH US v
La Grande National Bank
LA GRANDE, OREGON.
CAPITAL . . . . $ 100.000.00
' SURPLUS . . . 100,000.00
RESOURCES , . . 1,125,000.00
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY ,
George Palmer, Pres. Fred J. Holmes. Vce Pres. .
F. L Meyers, C&shiei E&rl Zundel.ss. Cashier
Its actually doing things of a per
nianent civic nature that will not on
ly attract attention but be of benefit to
i everyone who chooses Denver for a
home and a place to do business. La
Grande wants more enterprises. There
is room for more pay roll Institutions
and with proper effort they can be
obtained. ' "
With this idea in mind the Commer
cial club will doubtless be re-crga-Dized
along local lines to Increase
the local business and beautify a lit
tie city that stands at the bead of
Eastern Oregon municipalities at the
ENTIRELY TOO 3ITCII LAWYER
There were 15 lawyers out of the
20 members of the Oregon State Sen
ate and there were 11 lawyers In the
House, remarks the Telegram. This
was at least 25 more lawyers than the
people should have elected. Lawyers
doubtless have their uses, but the
public does not usually find them the
right material In a legislature. They
must have clients, otherwise they
could net exist; th-y must have fees,
otherwise they couldn't "live." The
rlients which many of them hve In
the legislature are not the people who
honored them, but private or corpor
ate Interests. A lawyer's fee covers
a multitude of sins. In a legislature,
If accepted by a layman. It would oft
en be called a bribe, while In the case
or a lawyer it is a fee from a client.
In public affairs, the lawyer is not
reaching high grounds: h:- is not jus
tifying his existence or meriting the
esteem in which the public has gen
erally held him. Given a public trust,
he too often represents an Inimical
private Interest. This the public Is
beginning to find out. It Is getting
wary and mistrustful of the lawyer
It does not expect him to represent
the public interests when' elected.
There are honorable exceptions, " of
course, but they are too few and far
tttween. There is one way the public
can get ahead of the lawyer, and that
in to refuse to elect him to a legisla
tive office. This way should be tried.
When the lawyer begins to feel th.
.same sense of, official responsibility
as the ordinary citizen, he may be
given another trial, but In the mean
time, as a rule, he should be relegat
ed to the shelf.
NOT A SAINT BIT II UMAX '
To the weakness of human nature,
p thaps, may be attributed the fact
that people are more likely to admire
a brilliant failure than a solid, sub
And to this, also, may be attributed
the additional fact that, of all the
heroes of the1-revolutionary nerlod.
posterity has been inclined to dwarf
the stature of Washington. ;
Doubtful It Is, nevertheless, If an
other of the grtat figures of anythlna
like recent history stands out with
sucn a record of unvarying success as
that which was attained by "the fath
er of his country," Virtually, he was
one of the exceedingly small minor
ity of men who never failed. All that
he did bore evidence to his sound
Judgment and virility of mind. ,
For a time his btogranh'Ts tried to
transform him into a saint. Obviously
impossible, this, because, above all
; things else, he was a man among
, men, a figure in his time which,, so
far as obtained to his personality,
was not unlike that of thy late King
Edward of England prone to human
weaknesses, but at the same time a
gentleman of rare tact and dignity.
The comparison may not be ent!r;ly
inapt, because Edward was ' never
tried as was Washington.
After It became apparent that
Washington was not a saint, the trend
of opinion was to consid:r him a re
tpectable numbskull, a creature of
circumstances, who managed fcy luck
never to do the wrong thing. At the
same time, men who. In his day, took
minor parts wste exalted Into heroes
of the first rank, largely, because of
their fondness for epigram and that
further weakness of the general nub
ile, which would rather scent out a
hero of Its own than acknowledge to
the greatness of the obvious outstand
ing! figure. :
All of which would Indicate that
the time has about arrived -whn
Washington should be rescued from
his biographers. ,
THAT HUNTLEY PROJECT
Statistic are usually dry read in r'
but a recent census of cron results on
the Huntley Irrigation project In
Montana for 1910 Is exceedingly In
teresting to those who have been
watching the development of the west.
It was on May 21, 1907 'that the
project of 30,000 acres, was formallv
and their families have; settled on
the land, four towns have been es
tablished, and ten school houses have
been erected. . ;
Farmers are not proneto boast of
their successes and it Is usually diffi
cult to secure statements from them
of crop yields. The project engineers
who sent out requests tosthe settlers
on the Huntley project for crop re
turns received 283 replies covering
an area of about 7,500 acres.
A computation of these reports show
crop ylrlds for 1910 valued at more
than $183,365 or an average of $25
rer acre exclulve of revenue from
dairy or poultry products or Increase
and sales of live ' stock. !t Is pro
bable that the gross returns from all
sources averaged more than $30 per
' These, returns are remarkable . In
view of the conditions on the Hunt
ley project. The lands in 1907 were
absolutely virgin dtsert. Untouched
by plow, unbleached by rain, they
were most unpromising. A large per
centage of honieseekers proved to be
men without experience In farming
and i totally unfamiliar with Irriga
tion. ' V'. ' . ' V;.::
It has therefore been a matter of
exceeding gratification to the Recla
mation Service that the number of
actual failures has ben really negli
gible .'.;,:'' K..;:; v;V;;.,ti;
. LAMPS IN XOYA SCOTIA ,
Throughout: the Province of Nova
Scotia there lg : still a' conslderabl
demand for lamps! In more populated
districts electricity, is generally used
for lighting but many city households
maintain lamps for emergency pur
poses. In nearly all the farmhous e
the oil lamp is the only means of tl
lumination, and indications arc that
It will be for some time to come.
Saies are effected by the local d:al
crs by attractive window displays
and by traveling salesmen covering
the Province. Th' cheaper glass stand
lamps are made by Canadian firms,
but the American manufacturers mon
opolize the trade In brass and fancy
lamps, few of which are Imported
from Europe. ,
Local requirements do not call for
laroos with diff -Tent features than
those used for the same ourpose in
the United States. Due to the long dis
tance which the goods must travel,
care of course must "be glv:ti to pack
lng these fragile articles. American
firms manufacturing lamps having In
view a saving In consumption of fuel,
a more powerful light, and other
economical qualifications, would un
doubtedly find It profitable to endeav
or to extend their trade to tbk dla
trlct - f
It would seem that Pendelton'a
bunch Is almost sure of every move.
The big hurrah of the governor when
he rejected the Bowcrman site for the
branch asylum looked at first like
something might be changed. But Fur
nlsh and the other Pendleton crowd
handle em regardless of party, creed
or previous condition of servitude.
Portland claims she is getting too
many people mobilized there who have
no money nf urges Eastern Oregon
:, ; ;;Ke!8eF Neckwear -;
r-'X '.. 'x l ) ; For Ladies x;
Jabotc, Stocks, Lace and Embroidered.
: f Prices 25c to $1.00 i ; (
Colonial Draperies '
Om showing of draperies comprise all the newest
patterns and materials.
EDUCATOR SHOES AND
to make a bid for that class. But Port-
land has told them to come, and she
should not turn her own guests
away. . .. V'; . '. ."
Today Is the day to remember
Washington's' truthfulness, and com
part; It with the Oregon legislation
and gubernatorial administration.
. v XXX. 1 Grlpjpe Coughs.
. Strain and weaken the system and
if not checked may develop Into pneu
monia. No danger of this when' Foley's
Honey and Tar Is taken promptly. It
is a reliable family medicine for all
coughs and colds, and acts quickly and
effectively In cases of croup. Remem
ber the name Foley's Honey and Tar
fo rail coughs and colds, for croup,
bronchitis, hoarseness and for rack
ing lagrlppe coughs. No opiates. Re
fuse substitutes. Hill's Drug store.
Backache, Rheumatism, Sleeplessness
Result from disordered kidneys. Fo
ky Kidney Pills have helped others,
they will help you. Mrs. J. B. Miller,
Syracuse, N. Y., says. "For ,a long
time I suffered with 'kidney trouble
ind 'rheumatism. I had severe back
aches and felt all played out. After
taking two bottlee of Foley Kidney
P'lle my backache is gone and where
I used to lite awake with rheumatic
PHins I now sleep In comfort." Foley
K'dney Pills are a reliable remedy
for backache, rheumatism and .urinary
trregularklea. They are tonic. In ac
tion, quick in result and afford a
prompt relief from all kidney disor
der. ' .' ' : '
Notice ishereby given that the Dis
trict School Board of School District
No. 0n of Union county, Oregon, will
re-eke up to 4 o'clock p. m. of March
3rd. 1911. Sealed bids for fnrnlahlnr
said school District No. One with cords
of four foot, split, yellow pine and red
fir wood, said wood tobe cut while
green and not later than June 1st.
1M1, free from large knots and accept
able to said school board. Said wood
is to be delivered 200 cords at high
school building, and 100 cords at the
Fourth ward school and to be corded
up neatly and closely where directed
100 cords to be delivered by July
1st, and all on or before Sept 1. 1911.
Bids to be left with school clerk. The
I YT7 JP.
Board reeerres the right to reject any
or all bids. ' ' . '. -
ARTHUR C. WILLIAMS,
, . 8chool Clerk. .
Feb. 15 to Men 3
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lR0rS!jlOAL DIRECTORY. A
rniSICIAKS AND BURGEONS.
N. MOLITOR, M. I). Physician and
Surgeon. Corner Adams Ave. and
Depot street. Office. Main 68; Rest-
. dence 69. . " '
C H. UPTON," Ph. (i. M. D.PhlciaB
and surgeon. Special attention to
Eye,' Ear, Nose and Throat. Office
In La Grande Natlunal Bank Built!
tng. Phones: ' Office' Main 2. Resl
dence Main 32. 1
A, L. RICHARDSON, M. D.
J. W. LOUGHLIN, M. D.
Drs. Richardson & Loughlln,
Physicians and Surgeons,
Office Hours 9 to 11; 2 to 6; T to 8.
Phonea-Offlce Black 1362; Ind. 353.
Dr. Richardson's Res. Main 65; Ind.
' 81v - : .v.:'-: -Dr.
Loughlln's Res. Main 757; Ind.
3EO.W. ZIMMERMAN Osteop.tL
Physician. Sommer Bldg., Rooms
8, 9 and 10. Phoaes: Home l:J33
Pacific, Main 63, Residence phone
Black 951. Successor to Dr. C E
DR. M. P. MENDELSOHN Doctcr of
Optica. Spectacles and Eye Glasses
Fitted and made to order. All er-
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Adams Ave. Foley Hotel Bldg. La ' -
Grande. Oregon. SSSSSSSSSasSSSSir'
OR. H, L. UNDERWOOD and DR Calif 011111
DORA J. UNDERWOOD Office o i 1
r Wright Drug store. Special at- ITU Iv A7i
s tention paid to diseases and surgery , WAAMIJ Yf IRGS
ot the eye.
Phones Office Main 22; residence, '
M"m - i : e a
J. C PRICE, D. M. D. Dentist. Room tJJ 1 -fl I
23, La Grande National Bank Build X .,
lng. Phone Black 399. PER GALLON '
DR. R. L. LINCOLN. DENTIST First Ak.J i
class sertlces given. Office over HI- .' D,OIUtwy
ly's Hdw. store. Phone Black-451. Pure .
DR. P. A. CHARLTON .Veterinary Snr t IIIC rfnf
feon. Office at HUls Drug Store JULIUS FISHER
La Grande. Residence phone. Rei 221 FID c-rntMT
. 701; Office phone, Black 1361; Inde I l f lR STREET
pendent phone 53; both phones a) j--.nn--' '".
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
COCHRAN & COCERAN-Attorneys:
Chas. E. Cochran and Geo. T. Coch
ran. I Grande National Bank
Bldg.. La Grande. Oregon.
T. H. CRAWFORD Attorney at Law
Practices in al lthe courts of the
State and Trait Ptatee. j Office la
La Granae Nat.wuai jhhus Bldg La
0. W. a NELSON Mining Engineer.
Baker City, Oregon. v
A SEW rAIXT AND WALL
P.4PER parlor conducted by
CL0GST0N AND NUTTER. All
" their slock of wall paper Is new
and up to (fate in every respect
Aalh and see for yonrself. We
do all of onr own paper hanging
and pointing 1B stje that Is
bennd to pkase. 1708 hi 6th
treet, Independent phone .1341
ext door to the ObserTer office.
GLOGSTON AND NUTTER