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LA' GRAXDE EVENING OBSERVER, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1911.
ripe for Sale.
A large quantity of terra cotta pipe
ultable for wtll curbs and drains. Di
ssensions, from 18 to 30 Inches. This
will be sold very cheap as I am clean
ing up all work In La Grande.
B. S. DAVIS, Foley Hotel.
No Horse Shoeing
Wagon repairing a specially.
If your Tires need resetting
give us a call, Second-hand
Buggies, Hacks and Camp
Wagons for sale. j
If the pleasure haunt In this part of
ithe cotmtry this summer.i Its devotess
rejoice to learn that they can now go
and come on a regular schedule Inde.
pendent of tides. The popular excru
slon steamer, V . :
"T. J. POTTER"
leaves Portland. Ash Street dock.
DAILY, EXCEIT SATURDAY AXD
Sl'XIUY, 8:30 A. M.
SATURDAYS OXLY, 1:00 P. M.
Also the steamer "HASSALO" leaving
Portland dally, except Sunday, at 8:00
p. m. (Saturday at 10:00 p. m.)
From AH Points In the Xorthwest
& XAY1GATIOX CO.
Ideal cottage and camp life, a magnifi
cent beach that Is not surpassed any
where, genial and beneficial climate,
and all the comforts of home without
costing any more than if you remained
at home. ' '
Call on or write to any 6.-W. R. ft N.
gent for complete Information; also
for copy of our summer book, "Outings
General Passenger Agent. O.-W. R. ft
N. Co. Portland, Ore.
rof. G. H. Jones
The Magnetic Healer
Das located at the Grande Rend YalHy house. The healer has had
years of experience and feels competent to treat all disease with
access. Do not fall to call on him at once.
YTII1 be hT from Thursday to Sunday of each week.
ARE AS SAILED
COCXCIL3IAX LOGSDEX TOEFERS
CHARGE IX (OCXtlL.
Assorts. Rock I'sed on WaIiinxtoa
Are Effective Ordnance DfaiL!
What Is known as an assessment
ordinance, covering the payment of
Washington avenue paving, was again
jolted las: night, this Urn's effectively
and for the present at least, the work
of Introducing the ordinance will have
lo be gone over, entailing a delay of
two we;ks at the very best, and that
In face of the fact that the city la
paying f 4.33 Interest daily on this sura
"A money. About $25,6(ni are involved.
The council failed to adopt the ordi
nance n its third reading last night
aftur a fieri speech by Councilman
Logsdon. Mr; Logsdon read . a por-
bringing forth charges similar in na
ture to the one he Instituted against
Elm" street before it was completed
and las: night branded the work on
Washington avenue as a gross injus
tice to the taxpayers.
Mr. Logsdon took the floor with the
statement that he was not going to
allow the1 Warren Construction com
pany to "bilk" the city if he could
help it; that he had Investigated the
crushed rock business from the quar
ry to the crusher, to the street and
that on the , Washington avenue pro
ject he had found an armful of rock
that was both too big and not of
good grade. He made this discovery
In front of witnesses while the rock
was' being placed preparatory to pav
ing and said It was such a gross In
justice to the city that he waB at this,
time several weeks after the paving
has been completed make a concert
ed fight against the payment of the
amount due the Warren Construction
company he asked that the council In
vestigate, and not pass over, his re
monstrances and objections' as was
done in Elm street whs n a commit
tee of property owners declared the
rock good, but that an Impartial In
vestigation of the rocks now under
the bitullthlc 'surface b given and
that their sizes and resisting propor
tions be carefully analyzed. Plenty of
pepper, went along with the speech,
and it f nllvened the otherwise monot
onous drone materially. Soon there
after the vote was taken and three
aligned themselves for the passage' of
the ordinance and three opposed It. As
the mayor Is not permitted to decide
tl? votes on ordinances, he declared
the ordinance. not adopted. ' ,
' Fireworks RM Back.
No sooner was this matter settled
than Councilman Logsdon moved the
payment of about $30,000 to Con trac
tor Davis for payment on the piece
of a'wer which has been declared un
satisfactory. Mayor Richardson and
various councllmen have inspected the
project several times and frequently
paid in open council that he, would
not sign a pay warrant because tlw
work was not according to specifica
tions. When Lodgsdon moved the pay
ment of the bill the mayor reminded
the council of the objections to the
work as done; and when the vote stood
three all, the mayor exercised his
voting powers, and declared the mo
tion lost. .". ', : ,
Big sums were involved In both In
stances and the two situations stand
now exactly as they did before the
last' night meeting. It Is presumed
that the Washington street paving or
dinance will be Introduced again and
acted upon ajt a subsequent meeting.
Between the time the work Is com
pleted and the time that the property
owners are held for the Interest, the
city has to stand the burden, amount
ing to 14.33 ach day.
HIBEHHL " TIE j
BAKER MAX HAS D1STIXCT10X OF
Commercial Vain Attached to the
Scheme by Patent Lawyers.
James Arthur of this city is In re
ceipt of a letter from his a torney at
Washington, D. C, 'n which he says:
'Your mineral tie pafnt has already
been reported patentable npd thsre
!g apparently no reason why - you
should hesitats to proceed with th
same. As previously staled the com
plete application papers will be pre
pared and maild to you, f
"Your mineral tie Is apparency an
invention of considerable commercial
value, although it Is impossible to re
alize a single penny from any lnven
:k h" worth mil
lions, until after patent protection has
been obtained. I would urge that you
now give this matter, your serious
attention." . ,
'; Mr. Arthur who is a pioneer of this
country has been working on this
mineral railroad tie for the past two
years and Is gratified to learn that the
way is now clear for him to soon re
alize his final papers on his patent,
which he considers very valuable.
SCHOOLS THERE ADOPT AGRICUL
, URAL CURRICILI'M. ,
South Seen Absolute Xeed of Training
Men for the Farms.
Phoenix, Ariz., August 3. -(Special)
Universities throughout the country
have awakened to the present day n:ed
of a deeper application on the part ol
our college men to the study of agrl
cultur in all Its various branches. Not
d't'tractlng from the advantages of the
many professions that are encouraged
in most educational institutions, suffice
It tos say that there are, each year,
graduated from Institutes of learning
more lawy'rs. doctors, dentists, teach
ers and preachers than are required.
while the country stands In absolute
need of attention by mind and men
scientifically trained In all of the var
ied branches of agriculture.
There 1$ need of a course In agri
culture that. will be complete, and of
fer a term of study fitting tlw student
to play an Important part in the gen
eral development of the nation. With
the advance of irrigation, dry farming
methods, scientific plant breeding, in
tfnslve farming, seed selection, soil
pbyscs and fer'illty, the; various
branches of animal husbandry and
modern methodB of water and' rain
fall conservation, the need of scienti
fic training Is becoming more neces
sary. In this age' of competition the
combination of science with practical
experence will help in a lareg mea
sure to overcome the problems of crop
uncertainty, which yearly occasion
chaos and loss to the. nation. Instead
of this condition, a system of crop re
liability ever Increasing in usefulness
and acope will be developed by the
colleges where agriculture plays an
Important part In the educational
workfl Arizona haa been quick to re
alize the advantages of scientific agri
culture and prompt to establish 9
four year course at its university : &t
Tucson, which la perfect in complete
ness and which carries with It the
degree of B. S. Th university Is en
titled to the hearty commendation of
the agricultural Interests of the coun
try at large for taking this step, the
effect of which will be of national im
portance. The Old Reliable Bird.
We do not pretend to know anything
about ornithology, but we are willing
delivers the goodsGalveston News.
Never moke friends with the devil, a !
monkey or a boy. No mho knows what '
they will do next. Rndynrd KipUng.
lili: CUTS ITS
PATROXS IXCOXYEXIEXCED BY
Patrons Walt Patiently at Desk, and
Telephone Unanswered. ' ;
Curtailment of office force in the
Wfstern Union office in this city has
left the service of that company In
La Grande something akin to a joke.
The d sk clerk has been taken off the
pay roll since th .first of the month
and there has been a disagreeable in
coiivenleucf, Two operators now con
duct th.i business of the office from
early morning until 10 o'clock at night
and oftentimes during the rush of bus
iness the 'pa'rons of the institution
have to wait at the counter until some
important message or news file has
b en taken from or sent over the wire
before they can be waited upon. Tele
phones must ring wtihout being an
swereu wiiw.w ic"' !
th't' present arrangement has existed,
there have bn innumrable complaints
against the management and local
force. Those not familiar wtih '.he at-;
fair oftentimes believe that the force
Is derelict in its duty and when cus
tomers are rorced to wait at the desk
or are forced to hang up in receiver
and leave Important business to walk
to the telegraph office with a telegram,
complaints and indignation run high.
Th .clerk employed during; the past
year answered telephones and waited
on the desk customers, but this month
the d'srlrable assistance, of such a
clerk has beh removed. :
, The business has not decreased In
the local office and business men who
haw been Inconvenienced by the new
arrangement cannot understand why
the present situation should be. Dur
ing the noon and arly afternoon
hours tire press and commercial tele
grams keep at least one person busy
at the key continually and while the
other Is at lunch the office telephone
rlns Intermittently and patrons s'and
it the desk wafting patiently for somi
one to answer. , ' .. '
' Juggernaut or "lord of the world
was supposed to be one of the in
carnations of Krishna. The Idol i
formed of an irregular pyramidal black
stone, with two large diamonds to rep
resent eyes. The nose and mouth art
painted vermilion.' An immense num
ber of pilgrims visit the Idol annually,
reaching up Into the millions. Jogger
nnut worship used to be a terrible
thing, but it Is not what It once was.
The state allowance to the temple wni
suspended by.. the Indian government
in 1S51, and the festivals are prowlnp
less and less popnlnr year by. year
The growing intelligence of the people
and' the restraining Influence of the-
government are doing their work, and
Juggernaut is Steadily losing ground.
New York American. . ,
."Tea Tremens, '.
"I used to be-a tea taster In nan
kow." said a New York' tea dealer
"but 1'got a bad attack of tea tremens
and had to give up the Job. Ten
tremens is a recocnlxed disease amonc
Chinese tea tasters.. These men don't
swallow a drop of tea from one week'
end to another. They simply hold the
tea in the mouth, get an Idea of It?
aroma and then eject it, but nevertbe
less the aroma of the tea causes vlo
lent nervous attacks, with Bleenleaa-
ness and even hallucinations, that arr
known all over China as tea tremens
I have never, bad delirium tremens.
but If it's one-half as bad as the tea
sort I pity the poor Tlctim."
When a Soft Drink Is Hard. i
"You are arrested on a very serious
charge, my good man." began . the
court looking at the man severely.
"You are accused of getting-. Into a
fight and hitting the complainant over
the head with a bottle. What have
yon to say for yourself 1" ' ;
"Your honor, I didn't mean to hurt
him. I never thought that it would
hurt him very much. .'cause the bot
tle contained nothing but a soft drink."
returned the prisoner. Milwaukee
Tho Timid One. ;
An officer in the army, noted for his
bravery, laughed at a timid woman be
cause she was alarmed at the noise
t a cannon when a salute was fired.
The brave officer subsequently mar
ried that timid woman, and six
months afterward he took off his boots
In the hall when he came in late at
night London Telegraph.
' Puller Melllsh, who was for several
years in the company of Sir Henry
Irving, first coming to America In bis
support, told a characteristic story of
the great English actor.
"We were discussing Tennyson In
the beefsteak room of the Lyceum one
night,' said Mr. Melllsh, "when Sir
Ileury came over and joined In the
conversation. 'Ah, yes,' he said,. 'Ten
nyson. To be sure I know him. Clever
chap, yes, but vain. One night Ten
nyson and 1 were walking down Pic
cadilly together, and as we passed a
crowd on the street corner several of j
the men took off their hats and bowed. !
Ha! Do you know Tennyson thought
they' were bowing to him. Extraordi
nary! Yes, clever chap, but vain, you
know.'" , i
' Quick Action. ' I
A southern farmer was trying to sell
a mule to a negro who two years be
fore had been kicked on the head by ;
the animal. " j
"I donr wan' him," objected the col
ored man emphatically.
"Just because he kicks?" asked the
farmer, with an air of contempt
"Humph!" grunted the negro. "Dat
mule don' kick; he shoots.' Popular
A Witty Thief.
Munich has been visited by a thief
trjtl; .'2 humor. Several days
ngo all the clocks in' the ministry of
railways came to a standstill. The
central or "master clock," which con
trols all the others, bad been stolen.
In its place was a sheet of paper with
the words "Time was ' made for
slaves.":'.-.. . -. -; , ,.'
leaking a Hero.
A nourishing supper, a good nlght'd
sleep and a. fine morning have often
made a hero of the same man who
by indigestion,, a restless night and a
rainy morning would have proved a
t iward. Chesterfield. .
t . Coming Down.
The Madam (with a band to her
head) Is my hair coming down. Kate?
The Maid Yes. ma'am. In a minute.
I'm going right upstairs for It now.
'. Ons Virtue.
The Lady Poor tramp! nave you
anyining in your lire to ne. proud or?
body out of no laundry bill. Toledo
Blade." . '
There would not be so many open
open ears. Hall.
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J. H. PERE,
La . Grande's Leading
Opposite V. 8. Laa OfQe ni lamt Iteite.
Only College in Eastern rcgon
We are conducting a high grade school, offering Instruction
! n,( the ,a!esf ! M keeping and Banking; mh as
Loos-leaf Ledgers with the Voucher System ot '' xcbtintiig
The most substantial and well fried Systems of Shorthand
are taught, together with the asspclated branchis found
in ail well organized commerclat colleges:
Write for catalog or caH and" see us. Special terms lo
Ihose who W imoU'trior betorYSepiember fifth.':
Baker Business College
China a Elu.fm.
Professor Ian C Hannah to his
book. "Eastern Asia A nistory," says
that taxlcabs, or, rather, automatic
registers attached to horse cabs, were
Invented about C30 A. D.. during the
Tang dynastry In China. In his opin-
ion the Chinese empire Is "the great- ,
est bluff in the world," apd it sug
gests to him a very ancient Chinese
fable, which he relates. ,:
A monkey was captured by a tiger.
He whined that he was thin and hisl
flesh of poor taste, but he knew of a
fine fat donkey for the tiger. The ti
ger consented to be led to where the
donkey was tied, t ,Wnen the donkey
saw them coming he was frightened,
but recovered his composure and bawl
ed in bis masterful donkey voice: :
"Monkey, you used to bring me two
tigers. Why only one today?" - j
The tiger did a record bustle back to
the Jungle. ... - ,r
China, says Professor Hannah, has.
shown much of that donkey's resource
fulness tn its history.
, When It comes to dolus; dental work
with the minimum amount of ptilni It
takes not only- exwrlrnce and fiktlt
lint the lntelthreir'i wse of every nveoiig
kttown to the dental profession.
A dentist should be as conslderafo
j of the feelings of his patient as possl-
ble and to st tUs touch nothing Is
so effective as knowing by lKrsonnl
experience what It Is to have dental
work done. ... , ,; ,
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