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LA GRANDE EVENING OBSERVER, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1911.
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work promptly and; g-narantee
' not to ruin the maltfrluls.
ELITE DYEING &
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Red Cedar Shingles
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Complete Equipment tor Resetting arm Repairing
Rubber Buggy Tres
LA GRANDE IRON WORKS
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COMPLETE MACHINE SHOPS AND FOUNDRY
Bradley & Co.
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FRATER3AL ORDEES OF LA
L V. A. M. r,"Ofl'' i-o4g No.
41, A F. & A. M. fcoK' '-';:. meet
ings first aad. third 8atp.rdaya at
7:30 p. m. Cordial welcome to'all
Masons. L. M. HOTT, W, M.
i. C. WILLIAMS, Secretary. -
1 P. O, E. La Granae Lodge No, 433
meets each Thursday oreolng at 8
o'clock In E3k' club, corner of De
pot street and Washington arenue.
; Vlaltlng brotheit are cordially la
sted to attend.
H. J. RITTER. Ex. Rui.
H. E. COOLIDOE, Rec. Sec.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD La
Grande Lodge No. 169 W. 0. W
meets every second and fourth Sat
urdays at K. P. hall. All risking
D. FITZGERALD, C. C.
J. H. KEENET, Clerk.
t. W. A. La Grande Camp No. 7703
meets every Monday In the month at
the I. O. O. F. hall. All visiting
' attend. ' ; ' '' . '
E. E. DANIELS,
ED. HEATH. Clerk.
KEBEKAHS Crystal Lodye No. bC
-"meets every Tuesday evening In thf
I. 0. 0. F. hall. All visiting mem
bers are Invited to attend. ; j' .'
MRS. KATIE ARBUCKLE, N. 0.
MISS ANNA ALEXANDER, Sec
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Red Crow
Lodge No. 27 meets every Monrta)
night In Castle hall, (old Elk's hall.)
A Pythian welcome to all vlalUnf
w jess paul, c. a ,
R. L. LINCOLN. M. of R. ft S.
0. E. S. Hope Chapter No. 13, O. E
C. holrin stated communications tht
second and fourth Wednesdays of
each month. Visiting members cor
CARRIE B HUNTER. W. M.
MARY A. WARNICK, 8ec '
Early in the fall E. J. Dodson will
begin his tour in "Gauntlet's Pride," a
new comedy from the pen of Hartley
Manners. He will be under the man
agement of Cohan & Harris, who, a
short time after, will produce James
Montgomery's two latest works, "Jim
my, Jr.," and "Ready Money."
Bell Phone, Main 732
DOCTOR! TODD OF SALEM DIS
f COURSES OX 'LIGHT."
Sunday's Address by Salem Educator
!. Treats With Imporliunt Topics. ;
I With his text taken from Matt 5-14,
reading, "I am the light of the world"
Vice President Edwin H. Todd of the
University of Willamette, or "Old
Willamette," as the Salem institution
Is tailed, addressed a large audience
at the Methodist church Sunday
In part Dr. Todd said:
"Text: Matt.' 5-14. 'I Am the Light
of the World.' This was spoken to
dlBciples, and the meaning of the
term muBt be understood. It is also
applied to the Master himself and ap
plies to His followers today. What
IS' liKht? .The camera and the eye
both have Impressions " made within
the dark recesses of their mechanism.
The object pictured Is separated by
space and does not 'touch this film
upon upon which Its image, is cast.
That which makes possible the image
as the external cause is calkd light.
But these impressions are made deep
er than the image on the chemically
changing film of the eye, . . . '
v "The soul the ego looks upon it,
fixing the impression, flies It away
and may produce likeness after like
ness at long or short intervals. This
power of being an external cause of
lasting Impression of the souls of
men Is the sense In which Christians
are the "light of the world." The
church, the Christian, is to cause men
to see ,God, His way His purposes
concerning men: to cause men to un
derstand the relationship which
should exist between man and man
and man and God. There impressions
are vital to the welfare of the race.
"Christianity, made up of the Chris,
tlons of all ages, moving down the
centuries from Calvary's top, has cre
ated a civilization called Christian. It
Is responsible for this creation and ibo
keeping' of It.
"All civilizations are the creation of
religions. This Is seen by the fact
that all, law givers of all the ages
have appealed to the religion of their
time and people for ita sanction. This
is true of ail save perhaps Confucius,
and he wrote codes of ethics and hior
als.' . V , ' '. v. "-
, "Perhaps It would be well to have
an understanding as to the meaning
of civilization. ; Briefly ; Btated It- is
the grip which' certain codes of mor
al caused religious teachings haa upon
the peoples where taught whether ac
cepted and practiced as a devotee or
not. Root. G. Ingeraoll did not care
to be credited as having any allegl
ance to Christianity as such. On the
con'rary he denounced , Christianity,
scoffed at the Bible and ridiculed the
most sacred things as held by Chris
tlans. But when lecturing for'laOO.Oi)
per night, portraying high and beauti
ful ideals of womanhood, home and
childhood he did not portray . Ideals
I from heathen lands. He made gain of
j the very things which he scoffed.
"Laws cannot be enacted by legls
j lature nqr can they be properly en
; forced without moral support. When
! moral support Is sought the church of
, Jesus Christ Is looked upon as the
factor most patent. The temperance
i legislation of the past and present is
to be largely credited to the Influence
I of Christianity. ; - :
; "In causing the world to see, Chrls
j tlanlty has produced the greatest con
flict of the ages. Battles of great
wars are Incidental. , There are the
principles which stand fac to face
to fight until death subdues one or
I the other. The war of the rebellion
was not one to simply prove Mat one
section of the country was physically
stronger than the other. There were
principles which are fundamental In
free government which had been
brought to light and into service.
, These had become basic .in our nation
jand' were attacked. That was a war
of principles. So the real battles are
;ever in progress. The pages of hls
j tory, whether peoples be at peace or
i at war, are but ho record of the con
,8'ant ware between civilizations. One
' civilization after another haa swept
. the face of Europe,
"Today the battle of the ages is on.
The Christian civilization, the occi
dental, has challenged the oriental
civilization of Asia. The Christian
church has been the aggressive factor
in bringing on this conflict The
church bears the command of . the
Captain: "Go ye, into all the world.
preaching, teaching, discipling all na-.
tions, and haa been obedient. '
"The church has gone unbidden by
orientals with the avowed purpose of
('estroying their customs, laws, forms
of government and religions. Chris
tianity defied other religions and has
proclaimed from the first words of
Jesus in the temple at the age of 12
that It had come to revolutionize the
world.. Opposed by hoary religions,
fixed customs, developed philosophies.
Impregnable fortifications of prejudic
es, with criticism and hindrances by
commercial interests and Inertia at
the home, the church threw out its
picket lines in challenge for battle
The war is on. It cannot be stopped.
The church is responsible. ,
"We may cry 'yellow peril' until
the world hears and takes note. But
in Asia there is greater cause of
alarm over the white peril. We ob
ject to coolies carrying back their
wages and the bones of their friends,
while the masters of finance of Chris
tendom exploit the natural and unde-
their lands to pour streams of gold Into
our coffers and fill" their land with
palaces of the white races. Respoa
slbllity for bringing on this conflict
rests upon the church. . V
"But the responsibility for all acts
is not rightfully laid upon us. Whil
commercial interests may criticise the
church and missionary effort, com
merce is Indebted to the church for
lbazing the : way into the heart of
Asia and the hearts of Asiatics. No
other cause should receive heartier
support from commercial Interests
than Christian missions.
"With the responsibility of creat
lng a clvillza ion and developing the
greatest conflict of the age, the
church must furnish the leadership
for the hosts. In all the advance of
the Christian civilization across Eu
rope the church has ultimately furn
ished the master In leadership. Christ,
Paul; Luther, Wesley, Moody, John R.
Mots, are true names of leadership
Which the world recognizes today,
"The Importance of leadership can
not well . be over estimated. Those
leaders muBt not be unified.. The army
and the commander are component
parts of the fighting hosts. One can
not get along' without the other.. La
bor, and capital have like relationship
and in the end the Church of Christ
must be recognized, as furnishing the
principles of agreement.
"Wellington said of Napoleon : "One
hundred thousand bayonets are added
when Napoleon takei command." The
elements of leadership are neyond our
comprehension. They are as subtle as
personality. However, tho primal
elements manifested ?n the boy on the
playgrbund, or on the athle.lc field
must receive some culture; which, in
others terms, is properly prepared
and assimilated intellectual food. In
telligence, with a fund of knowledge
presided over with a wisdom which
can be trusted Is demanded.
"The leadership which leads is al
ways trusted by the host. It is un
selfish and partaken of the spirit of
sacrifice given by the Master. Sys
tems of culture, then, which do not
make character a part of their pur
pose, falls to produce commandhig
"""Willamette university stands fr
this kind of culture. She has pro
duced leadership in the northwest
wiiich'has been and Is recogni-.ed a:
the present. The work of Jason I.ie
Is recognized In results If not by his
torians and church officials of his dny.
The day of opportunity Is here for
her and the Methodist Episcopal
church. The offers of Hon. R. A.
Booth and James J. Hill mean, If con
ditions are met by the people of Ore
gon, that "Old Willamette" will be
provided whh a halt million dollar en
dowment and property worth tho same
amount. This means the keeping of
Willamette in her rank as heiq In
"Oregon may supply the markets of
the world with the choicest fruits, sli
may feed the thousands at home ar.d
abroad from the waving fields of grain,
she may fill the treasury of nations
with her gold, she may rear beautiful
palaces from W stately forests, bt.t
It she falls to send forth men and wo
men to fill to the full places of lead
ership, to fill the ranks of a conquer
ing civilizing force she has failed t?
produce the greatest power within her
posslblttiy. Oregon must bring fouh
men of cultured character or be mask
ed as failures,"
Enjoy an Outing at the Seasbore.-,A
Stopover at Portland.
. Visit the Astoria Centennial cele
bration. Take advantage of the very
low round trip rate of $10.00 offered
by the O.-W. R. & N. company from
La Grande to any point on the Seashore-North
Beach. A special train
affording every accommodation will
leave La Grande at 8 p. m. Wednes
day, August 23rd. Ask your agent for
Information In detail.
Longdon Mitchell is the author of a
new comedy In which Mrs. Flake will
appear in October. He has been In
France for several weeks, giving his
play its final touches, but will, return
to New York in a few weeks.
.NOTICE OF STREET IMPROVEMENT
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: No
tlce is hereby given that in pursuance
of a resolution adopted by the common
council of the city of La Grande, Ore
gon, on the 15th day of December,
1909, creating improvement district
street, as such district, and in pursu
ance of a resolution adopted by said
common council on the 28th day of
June, 1911, whereby said council de
termined and declared Its intention'
to improve all that portion of North
Fir street, In said Improvement dis
trict as hereinafter described, by con
structing cement walks on each side
of street, the council will, ten days
after the service of this notice upon
che ' owners of the property uff ected
and benefitted by such, improvement,
order that' said above described Im
provement be made; that the boundar
ies of said district to be so improved
are as follows: ;
All that portion of North Fir street
from the north curb line -of Monroe
avenue, to the souih side of W ave
nue. ' ,
(A) And the property affected or
benefitted by said Improvement is as
Lots 7 and 8, block 150; lots 13 and
14, block 155; lots 1 and 26, block 154;
and lots 1 and 26, block 151; Chaplin's
addition and lot 13, Predmore block
and lots 13 and 14, block 2;
lots thirteen and fourteen, lock
3; lots 13 and 14, block 4; lots i and
26, block 23; lots 1 and 26, block 22;
lots 1 and 26, block 21; and lot 1, block
24, Predmore addition; all in the city
of La Grande, Oregon.
Notice is hereby further given that
the council will levy a special assess
ment on all the property affected and
benefitted by such improvement for
the purpose of paying for such im
provement.; That the estimated cost
of such improvement is the sum of
$2,128.00. That the council will, on
the 16th day of August 1911. meet at
the council chamber at the hour of
J. H. PEfrRE,
La Grande's Leading
Opposite U. 8. Lani
Think This Over,
, How many hours a day docs your wife spend in
the kitchen? : , 1 .
; 1)0 vou know that every minute spells drudgery
tllPSft hot darsf . b .J
Can Vflll PYnppt lior a
, the oven-like heat is robbing her of health nnrl mnr? (
looks? . Of conrsp. vnn mnot onf nA ; : i t-j... ii
meals must be ready on
' oyi,y lur uer, staving over a Hot stove?
1 Then, why not buy her an Electric Range?
l-iSnAVJl6 niels iQilt the time and i a cool
fu1 to handle or ashes to
luss vith Think what that means. .
Axid we 11 make you a special rate -on electricitv so
SSJ SSS u about the -
TtihUZ ' &ng. that wU1 Pe your
TTUt morel Drop ia and talk it over, or call Main 34.
8 o'clock, p. m., to consider said esti
mated cost, and the levy of said as- .
sessment, when e hearing will be
granted to any person feeling aggriev
ed by such assessment.
La Grande, Oregon, August 4th, 1911;
CITT COUNCIL OF LA GRANDE,
- OREGON, :
By C. M. HUMPHREYS,
Recorder of the City of La Grande,
Oregon. . ' .
8-5-10t ' -
Bids Wanted. "
' Sealed bids will be. received by the
city of Elgin until 8 p. m. Saturday,
August 19th, 1911, for the construc
tor of a new city all, to be built of
brick and stone.
Plans and specifications can be se
cured of J. L. Slater, architect, of La
Grande, or at the city recorder's of
fice, Elgin, Oregon. The council re
serves the right to reject any and all
They lace in front Think what
that means .the classic back
correct poise beautiful llnes-T-ease
of adjustment with abso
lute comfort The proof Is in the
Mrs. Robert: Pattison
CorseiJcre. Phone Black ilSl.
IP EACH E Si
1 We expect to receive
shipments of the above 3
every day. .
I Pattison Bros. I
Office A dams Arena.
Mr. Married Man
l.. J i i i
time, but honestly now, don't Jf
Light & Power Co.