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TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1911.
i '. Editor an Owner. :
Catered at tie jwitofflee at la Grande
; as second-class matter.
;8UBSCBIPT102I BATES y.
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"TAXPAYER" GIVES ISFOIDUTION
of Mr. Gllman and Mr. Sheak.' stating
that the work bad been completed ac
cording to contract, and recommend
ing payment ot the.bill of the contrac
tors. , Acting on this, report the coun
cil paid their bill, which was for 90 per
cent of the contract price. -
The council naturally supposed that
the main had been tested-by Mr. Gll
man before this report was submitted,
and that the city was using water from
the main. '"'-''
The contract price was some $4,600,
of which 90 per cent or about $4,000
has been paid. I am Informed that to
take up and properly relay the pipe
will come about $1,500, not $14,000, as
I submit this communication, hot for
the purpose of criticizing Mr. Gllman
or Mr. Sheak, but for the Justification
of the 1910 council and myself, and to
place the responsibility for the present
very regrettable- condition of affairs
where it belongs.
Mr. Gllman is a man - thoroughly
competent to superintend work of this
nature, and the council and myself had
no reason' to suppose tfcat the city's
interests were being neglected. .
F. L. MEYERS,
" ' Ex-Mayer.
Editor Observer Replying to a com
munication signed "Taxpayer" in your
Issue of a few days ago regarding the
Second street main, I wish, for the In-
and any others who may feel lnterest
de, to say that the city council during
the progress of the work' last year, In.
tructedthe water superintendent, Mr.
Gllman,. to oversee the work and that
it was done properly and according to
SWIMMING A JiECESSARY ACCOM
ly tan be made to come high.
It Is no exaggeration ' to', estimate
that probably $10,000,000 will be spent
by the people of England In connection
with the historic event. Seats to view
the parade are selling at $25. Dress
makers of England are reaping a rich
harvest ' The florists confidently ex
pect to get rich. The caterers will
count their profits and be ready to re
tire with comfortable Income. The
souvenir manufacturers are waxing
happy over the prospects of sales. In
short it Is a glad time when royalty
and everybody else will be "touched"
for all It to worth. ; -. -
Shades of Thomas Jefferson, An
drew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and
others how fortunate that you will
not be there!
Their Interior Goods Hurt Mer
chant and Customer.
DODGE PURE FOOD IM
Last Sunday a practical application
of swimming saved two Jives, at least
that wna the r.robnhle situation. Two
young people, enjoying the exhllerat
lng pastime of paddling about the newly-formed
lake at Riverside park, tip
ped over from some cause or other
and after floundering about in the cold
and swiftly running waters, reached
shore by swimming. That a gentle-
THt BRAND OF
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LOOK FOR THIS MARK
and YOU'RE SURE THEY'RE
OF SHOE. CRAFT
Mr. Sheak, as chairman of the water 1 man is able to swim is generally
committee, also gave the milter con
siderable attention, according to his
verbal reports to the council from time
to time. After the completion of the
work by the Newport . Engineering
company, a written report was submit-
ted to the council over the signatures
''The Spanish Gypsy". .Blograph
v A Btrong love story with the
scenes laid in the picturesque U
gipsy camps, i tub mm
transcript of life as it often
is a t
en iz. k
conceded but that the lady In the case
was able to strike out boldly for the
shore and reach It with no other dfs
comfort than a dip In Icy water, will
create, is an example that should be as
common as the ability of the man to
"locomote" In water. The grade and
high schools of every city In the Unit
ed States should teach these cours
es with the saine degree of attention
to ctetall that little tots learn the al
phabet. ' Why so few girls are able
to swim Is hard to analyze but there
la this satisfaction about It that : the
fairer sex Is rapidly acquiring the gift.
Not only does swimming form a vigor
0U3 ppstlme that develops muscle
.grace - and refinement of physical
makeup but, as last Sunday, ofttIms
Is a l!fe saver." Therefore an nccom-
lU hmcnt that develops physical mou
womanhood nnd Is a mighty god
saver .to hnvo around a boat L
ccmes an absolute necessity.
f; THE COST OF A CORON'ATIOX.
"Letter With the Red Seal" '."
I . . . . Gauinont
The story is strong and well
told and the photography of the
ship at sea Is excellent.
"DobbB the Dauber" ... Lublu
A Blapstick comedy fist and
furious with ' the unfortunate
tumbling into the hands ot the
police as he Jumps from a win
Song-"If He Comes In I'm Go
ing Out". Mr. Cowan will sing
in the spotlight.
? (Boston Globe.)
The high cost of living is preparing
to lay a heavy hand on royalty this
year, and the coronation of George
England Is expected to cost n
icaasi one-mira more tnan that o
Edward VI I ouly nine years ago,
When King Edward was crowned the
expense, expressed 'n American mon
ey, was about ft'Si.OUOO, which was
then an extra v.v.sut sum but now the
cost. Is alrer., ; ilgured at $000,000 an
It may :v"n reach the million mark
The tost of wrythtng has adviin'rd
ncn;ptlbly in the last decade and be
t'vlc, British tradesmen have Jiibt be
gun to apprecatf. that coronations Just-
Old Friends and New
Winning permanent, lasting friends is the work
of time, and this bank numbers among its clients
hundreds of banks and business houses with whom "
it has had close relations for a great part 'of the
twenty-four years of its existence.. -
; Our friends have helped to make this one of the ,
largest and strongest banks 'in the West. We hate
helped in their making, too.
We welcome new friends and will attend to their
wants with the same fidelity which has cemented
our relations with our older ones.
La Grande National Bank
' LA GRANDE, OREGON.
CAPITAL ... $ 100,000.00
SURPLUS . . 100,000.00
RESOURCES . . . 1,100,000.00
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY , v
Fred J. Holmes, Pres. W. J. Church, Vice Pres.
F. L. Meyers, Cashiei Earl ZundeMss'f. Cashier
MIMhtMIHMHniHH HUH III tiHiill
Ingenious Canvasser Got. Merchant's
Wif to Taks $30 In Cheap Stuff lr ;
Ordsr to Got a "Fall to Pisces" Roc..' j
ing Chair. , j
While the straight out and out malH
order houses are receiving the atten
tlon of merchants throughout 'the land,
there are dozens of concerns, also mall
order bouses, whose operations collec
tively are perhaps more harmful to the
people and the merchants than are the
sell direct catalogue houses. These con
cerns are the premium givers which em-'
ploy canvassers to organize clubs for
teas and coffees, spices, extracts and
dozens of other articles, paying either
a cash commission or giving some pre
mium, such as sets of dishes, house
hold furniture, Jewelry and the like.
There Is scarcely a city in the land
of any size but has one or more of
these establishments, each doing con
siderable business. Some of these
houses pay hundreds of thousands of
dollars a year for advertising space In
the women's papers. The annual vol
ume of business of some of these con
cerns exceed that of Chicago's biggest
catalogue house. Others do business
exceeding a million dollars annually.
The catalogues published only go into
the hands of agents along with snm
pics to be used in canvassing. There
is not n city or hamlet where these
concerns do not ' transact business.
They generally, work on the premium
plan a premium to the purchaser of
their goods and a premium to the can
vasser. The goods handled are of an
Inferior class. They escape the inves
tigation of the pure food officials be
cause .shipments are made direct to
the consumer or to the agent who dot's
the distributing, and no inspector has
the audacity to take goods for analysis
that go In this manner to a consumer.
Various plans have been devised to
head off the operations of these con
cerns. So far no adequate plan has
Imen discovered that will stand the
tests of the higher courts. Strange
to say, frequently wives of merchants
are found among the patrons of these
concerns. Not long ago the wire or a
storekeeper purchased through one
club more than $30 worth of stuff, a
better quality of which her husband
carried In stock, Just to get a cheap
rocking chnlr, and then gave to her
neighbors a lot of soaps, extracts and
other goods she received In order to
keep It out of her husband's sight.
Funny game, is it not? But what can
be done about it? Agricultural South
The Amtrioan Born Princess.
My fathor. Prince Nupolwn l.uclen
Charles, was in exile In the l!nltd
Stntes, and so It hapiM'tu .that I wns
boru In Anu rlon on tl) tmi or f tlw
Delaware. I came Into t! worhl with
thw l!it'slL-h of ItlP lllll VHiir Hint 1 tl
unv. nt mldnluht on th :!-r ( l- 'in
tier. 11.1. I hnvf siiiil ili'M tuv m'.Ii.t
wiis In exile.' When ti vn-' "i-v.-n
viml-tf nlil 111 Mint her li'ft ;l !'!
tier four children-! '
KrohsdorlT. laklua tin tHl 't ,'"1"'"'""'
dp Uninm-N;l!ill ttti'iMM-wil Ho rn
mi- fMtli.ir llwit III! lit vtiw fii'i -it .liv
IM iinclf. th i:iinriir N;til'"'ii '!
est brother. King Jof'l it Sii;n n
on the fall or the ttit ntii i"'t
tired to t tit' I n li Ml Sim" nn) I:.Umi
lovely plim near Horrti'iitow n. N I .
wber- he lived fnr lvn ,ve::N' n"
Coiinr de Sorrllliers. tt whs iH,.Hr
'lentowti thnt I entered This " sorry
world, my father having in 1S31 mar
ried 'a Mis Cnrnliun Oiirgina I'm-fi
of Scotch origin, dt-sceutling from ttie
old family of Lovat-Priucess Caroline
Our Spring SKoe Showing
includes the choice of America's best shoe
Buttcn Oxfords .
SHOES AND OXFORDS FOR CHILDREN
I Educator, Little Wanderer, and the new Romper
All Prices, Styles and Sizes. Visit our Shoe Department
A . ... . ... .
of every descrlFticn.
Neat new styles in
$2.50 to $4.00.
ii M o
THE STORE THAT SELLS WOOLTEX
. ... .. .. Inspector. All bids to e in before
A Shock to Vanity. I . ,B. i , , , , . ,
"My wife gave me a birthday pre- ei6ht (8 c P- m. Wednesday
rnt that has a tendency to" take the ' evening, May 10th, 1911. and mast b-j
conceit out of any man who thinks he's accompanied by a certified chck of
good looking," said the man who ! five (5) per cent of the amount of the
shaves himself. "I confess that I have
all along had a sort of sneaking idea
that I had a little more than my share
of manly beauty; that when it rarae
to a showdown I was there with the
goods. But not any more. I'm cured.
And ray . wife's present did it. What
was It? Why. simply one of those
shaving glasses that magnify three
times. The first time 1 used It I got a
view of my face that ratber startled
me. Every blemish, every wild hair
under the skin, every open pore, all the
minute ugliness that Isn't apparent to
the naked ye these things confronted
me in all their magnified repulsiveness.
used the glass just once and then ac
cidentally dropped it down the air
shaft to the basement below. 1 don't
want to look like n monstrosity every
time I shave myself." New York
bid. The council reserves the risht
to reject any or all bids. '
By order of the council, April 26th,
1911. ' .-.'
C. M. HUMPHREYS,
Recorder of the City of La Grande,
Directory of the Fraternal Orders
of La Grande, Oregon
K. F. & A. M. La Grande Lodge No.
41, 4 F. & A. M. holds regula. meet
ings first and third Saturdays at
7:30 p. m. Cordial welcome to all
Masons. L. M. HOYT. W. M.
4. C. WILLIAMS, Secretarr.
, Ths Addition.
"What makes you act so grouchy
this morning, Dobklns?"
"Had an addition to "my family."
"What? Wby, you ought to be
ashamed to be gloomy over that! To
think that a normal human being
should be angry because of the advent
of such a cherub! Do you actually
trudge a place in your happy home to
an Innocent creature fresh from heav
en, bringing with It the very fragrance
of those ' celestial realms? Do you
greet with an unwelcoming chill a
small epitome of all purity and sweet
ness given Into your keeping as a
priceless though undeserved treasure
by a too benevolent Providence? A
lovely copy of wbat fancy feigns the
angels to be like a tiny shred of grace
and glory snatched from the"
"Ssy. that's very pretty, but do you
know you're talking about my mother
tn law?" New York Journal.
9. P. O. E. La Grande Lodge No. 433
meets each Thursday evening at 8
o'clock in Elk's club, corner of De
pot street and Washington' avenue.
Visiting brothers are cordially In
vited to attend.
H. J. BITTER, Ey. Rui.
H. E. COOLIDGE, Rec. Sec.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD La
Orande Lodge No. 169 W. O. W.
meets every second and fourth Sat
urdays at K. P. hall. All visiting
D. FITZGERALD, C. C.
J. H. KEENEY, Clerk.
M. W,f A. La Grande Camp No. 7703
meets every Monday ta the month at
the I. O. O. F. hall. ' All visiting
neighbors are cordially invited to
. . . E. E. DANIELS,
ED. HEATH, Clerk.
J .EBEKAHS Crystal Lode No, W
meets every Tuesday evening In the
I. O. O. F. hall. All visiting mem
bers are invited to attend.
MRS. ICATIE ARBTJCKLE, N. O.
MISS ANNA ALEXANDER, Sec.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Red Crow
Lodge No. 27 ueets 'every Mondai
night in Castle hall, (old Elk's hall.)
' A Pythian welcome to all vlsltln
JESS PAUL, C. C.
R. L. LINCOLN. M. of R. S.
O. E. S. Hope Chapter No. 13, O. E.
C. holf? stated communications the
second and fourth Wednesdays ol
each month. Visiting members cor
CARRIE B HUNTER, W. M. :
MARY A. WARNICK, Sec ,
WOMEN OF WOODCRAFT Gr&n
Ttnniln Ctrcln Nn 17 moo fa ......
first ami tolrrl Thursday evr.t. .-.
In the mo. -,t the I. O. O. . Unl.
All visltlig i uibers are 'V.tn4.
CARRIE ROBBS, G. M.,
LIZZIE ELLSWORTH. .?iir.
'! Notice to Contractors.
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received jat the office ol
the recorder of the ctly of La Grande,
Oregon, for furnishing end laying ap
proximately forty thousand (10 0C0)
lineal feet of eight (8) inch sewer
in the streets and alleys of the city ot
La Grande, Oregon; said sewer to be
laid in accordance' with the plans and
spectflcatlos, now on file, In this office
and under the supervision of the city
C. T. Darley
Consult him before letting your sidewalk