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EI TJR3NDE EVENING OBSERVER,
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1911.
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The groundhog's shadow and the
"lion and lamb" talk about the month
Of March are both tabooed so far as
La Grande is concerned and every
thing Is moving nicely already. The
idl iimua experienced by every
town-was' shorter In this city this
year than ever before and today It is
common talk among merchants that
prlng has begun to appear so far as
bulness conditions are concerned.-
Real Estate markets are also affect
ed by th? wave of confidence and
commercial activity and already sev
eral deals are pending that promise
to bring good returns to the Interest
ed ones and at the same time change
the map of the city In a way. ,
This city Is undoubtedly in the best
shape it ever has been this year and
we are facing what s:ems to be an
epoch of unprecedented prosperity.
Keep the thought uppermost In your
mind that La Grande has her nose far
ahead of competing towns so far as
bting the metropolis of Eastern Ore
gon goes, and the nice feature of this
is that other cities are admitting the
fact in an honoraole and manly way.
No man can get' mar wrong in making
Investments here. The solidity and sta
bility of La Grande is an asset that
take years of conservative bulness
career to acquire. But we have it, and
we are very proud of the fact.
Twenty-flve western railroads have
decided not to appeal from the Inter
state commerce ' commission's decis
ion. This seems to be good Judgment
on the part of the railroads. For a
time the corporation may suffer some
loss in rs-adjustment, but they will
stand closer to the people and we be
lieve the people as a whole do not
want to see any hardships forced that
they can prevent, and furthermore if
there be hardships Inflicted the peo
ple are fair enough to correct such
nizatlon. This means, 6f course, that
each plate -will cost a dollar, which
brings to mind the famous dollar dln-
mer given W. J. Bryan. It brought forth
cuuiuicing a j unci wjc tuuuii j wt at
tat time a dollar dinner was con
sidered extra vapant by the ordinary
mrn of affairs. But any on? who has
ever eaten in a Portland grill resi
des that a dollar dinner is a very or
uinarjr meal, ana therefore it Is a
mark of economy today for the Port
land commercial club to set its price
so low on each plate. How things do
George Vanderbllt was cantata of
company L. Tenth New Yorkcavalry,
In the civil war. He was a very ec
centric fellow, and fond of a practt
cal Joke, and a fine, brave offlcjr, who
was oft;n In command of his regi
ment in the absence of his superior
officers. On one of those occasions
when stationed near Warrenton, Va,
one Sunday morning he received a
note from th commander of the 16th
Pennsylvania Cavalry, sent by an or
derly, stating that the chaplain of the
regiment had been - holding revival
meetings In his regiment and several
merabTS had been converted. Twenty-
five soldiers were to be baptized in
the river at 2 o'clock p. m. and he
invited the Tenth New York cavalry to
be present. After reading the note, he
summoned the chaplain of his regi
ment and Issued the following ver
bal order: "Chaplain, I have Just been
informed that the chaplain of the
Slxt enth Pennsylvania is to baptize
twenty-five men today at 2 o'clock
p. m. Now I want you. to understand
that no blamed Pennsylvania, regi
ment can outdo the Tenth New York.
I will make a detail of thirty men.
and at 1 o'clock you march down to
the river with them end baptize
vornen tin obiiga:'on of conforming
the dimensions of their fan.:lie3 rn '
their abilhi a to niainta'n them. I
It would be inviting trouble to
attempt to take issue with either of j
the learned gentlemen named, and It
's ' a fact that most of uc wou'c
rather have ten dollars than hav all
this fuss over a question of surh
iritte family Interest . In fact, st
ation Is called to the doctrines pro
claimed by these busy creatures sim
ply, in order that fath rs and mothers
may paste up their respective gos
pels aa family mottoes in conspicu
ous places in their homes, or where
ever they will do the most good.
This idea ofi raising famill e by
rules, through the enactment of a
code, for the government of the er
ratic and obstreperous stork, is quite
svre to strike a popular chord.
THIS BOY IS ALL RIGHT
Following was' compo9.d by , a
Grande Ronde boy who will some
daybe heard from in a public way.
The Observer Is a paper,
Which everyone should read
It tells of lots oX'theorles,
Adventure, thought and d ed. "-
It's printed In old Grande Ronde ,
It's news there are a plenty.
The blues its lines can allay.
It's worth exceeds you know
Of papers number-d twenty.
Senator Lorlmer, though proclaim
ed pure by the United States senate,
still stands convicted in the minds of
the people which in itself amounts
more than a verdict from any other
JiAGGIXG THE STORK.
Portland is soon to have a "dollar
banquet" for her commercial orga-
Certainly amusing, and not at all
harmful, is the interest that some
of our noted 'educators are taking In
the altogether trivial circumstance of
how many children there should be
to the family,
It was the strenuous ex-presldent
who put the stamp of quasl-govern-ment
approval upon large families.
He did not fW anv limit, the larger
the better being his doctrine.
But since that day, Dr. Eliot, pres
ident emeritus of Harvard Univer
sity, has undertaken to establish a
wholesome limit at from six to eight
children aa an average.
Now Professor T. N. Carver, an
economist and sociologist at the
same institution, has something to
say on the subject. He does not
agree with either Roosevjlt or Dr.
Eliot, but advances the startling
platform that the birth rate should
be restricted so that no family should
comprise more children than the
father can support.
.Professor Carver advances he
novel idea that marriage is an Insti
tution invented for keeping down the
birth rate. Imposing Upon men and
Pinrr riiinn in
OLD METHOD OF "PULL" TO VAN'.
No Longer PolitN?s But Even Footing
That Mill Mark the Tests.
of this bank will be pleased to talk with you at
any . time concerning mutual buatoeoo relations
tAHEN the Federal QoVarnment,. the
y county, the :itv and a large and
t. growing is cf commerwal and private
depositors entrust tneir funds to this institu
tion to the extent of $800,000.0. you may
be sure tht it is a safe one for you to identify
CALL AND TALK IT OVER WITH US
La Grande National Bank
. LA GRANDS, ORBGON.
CAPITAL . . . $ 100.0CO.0f
SURPLUS . . ... 100,000.00
RESOURCES . . . 1,185.000.00
UNITED STA TES DEPOSITORY
George Palmer. Pres. , Fred J. Holmes, VTce Pres.
F. L. Meyers, C&shm Earl ZundeWss'f. Cashier
University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.,
Mar. 3 (Special) As a departure from
the constancy method of appointment
of West Point cadets, Senator, Cham
berlain's idea, which throws all can
didates on an equal competltve foot
ing, doing away with the old method
of unfair appointment usually based
on a political "pull" will be tried in
Oregon at the state university. Th?
competitive examinations open to all
citizens of the state between 17 and
22 years, not less than five feet four
inches, and of good physical condition
will be held at the University of Ore
gon, Thursday and Friday, May Gth
and 7th at 8 a. m. This test is for the
state at large.
The examination will be given by
the University faculty, and the suc
cessful candidate, or first or second
alternate, In. case the highest man is
forced to change his plans, must ap
pear at the Presidio in California
where h? must pass another examina
tion in May. If successful in the sec
ond test, he will be admitted to the
Academy in June.
The examinations, as given by the
University faculty, will include the
following subjects: Algebra, plain
geometry, English grammar, English
literature and composition, geog
raphy (physical and descriptive), his
tory (general), with special attention
to that of the Untied States. The
physical examination is very rigid,
snd a candidate must .be in excellent
physical condition, before ho can me;t
the requirements demanded of the
West Point cadets. It 17 years of age
the applicant must be 5 feet, 4 inches;
if 18, he must be at least 6 feet, five
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U a reliable family medicine for all
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bronchitis, hoarseness and for rack
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fuse substitutes. Hill's Drug store.
See the light
ning artist in
our window, 9
to 11a. m., 2
to 5 p. m.
The Quality Store
housekeeping rooms. Mrs. E. C. Moore
1617 Fourth street.
FOR KENT Furnished rooms tor
light housekeepiag. inquire at Kings
TfANTBD Bookkeeping or Steno
graphy work In the eyeing, by
young man employed daring the day.
Box 804, City. - ,
WANTED A good woman to do
general housework in family of two
at Telocaset Good wages. For par
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WANTED Girl for g astral house
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The quicker a coia is gotten rid of the
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lest preparation on the market for colds. I
hare recommended it to my friends and
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CITY SCATANGBR Joseph Tura
bull, city scaranger. Anyone want-
ing my services call np City Recor
der's oflce. .-
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