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DAITiV EAST OREGONIAN, PENDDETON, OREGON, THURSDAY. SEPTEMIlKR 211, IIMll.
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER.
Publlalifd every Afternoon (except Hun Jay',
nt Pendleton, Orenon, by the
EAST OREGONIAN PURMSIUNG
Dally, one year, by mall
Dally, six months, by mail
Dally, three months, by mall
Dally, one month, by mall
Dally, per month, by carrier
Weekly, one year, by mall
Weekly, six months, by mail
Weekly, four months, by mall
Reml-Weekly, one year, by mall...,
Beml-Weekly, six months, by mall.,
8eml-Weekly, thrco months, by mall,
feolliifr In the proBress of the cum
pnltrn nor In the outcome,
Pendleton Is entltteil to protect her
host. Interests; other communities
have the sumo sacred right under the
local option mnendmeut, and If the
property owners unite here to oppose
sudden prohibition, hut with a view
to making moral conditions better
and of weeding out the objectionable
saloons, It Is. their most sovereign
right to do so, without fear of cen-
Isuro or condemnation.
Member Scrlpps-Mcltao News Association.
The Hast Oregonlan Is on sale at IS. II.
Illcli's News Stands nt Hotel Portland and
Hotel Perkins, Portland, Oregon,
Weyerhnuser's land Und timber
syndicate has made $20,000,000 In
five years In the Northwest on a cap
ital of SG.000,000. They have proba
bly kept 2000 families from getting
homes on the government domain,
also. In that time.
Ran Francisco Ilureau. 408 Fourth St.
Chicago llnreau, t)0! Security Uulldlns.
Washington, D. C, Ilureau, C01 14th St.,
Telephone Main 11.
Entered at Pendleton postofflce as second
Jinn s his own star, and the
soul that can
Header an honest and a per
Commands all light, all Influ
ence, nil fate;
Nothing to him falls early or
Our acts our angels are, for
good or 111.
Our fated shadows that walk
by us still.
Providence Is now causing 2000
I'matllla county work mules to stand
unharnessed In the stable. There
must be rain to soften the clods be
fore another 5,000,000 bushel wheat
crop can be seeded.
Where were all the lawyers when
the Carey land act died on August
IS? The general land office says It
Is not dead, but alive on the stntutes,
ami still doing business. This was a
It s said there is a woman at the
beginning of every great event. 'It is
barely possible that the female vote
will carry Idaho for the democrats.
When the Phoenicians made the
first alphabet, did they know how
many campaign lies could be formed
from this little group of letters?
i.ocai, ornox and proiihhtio.v
The Athena Press unjustly attacks
Judge Lowell for saying publicly that ,
while he believes In the principle of
local option, as enacted into law by ,
the people at the June election, he is
now oppoed to the principle of pro
hibition heiiiK enforced In the city of
Judge Lowell spoke thus nfter due
reflection, spoke openly and honestly,
and when he so spoke he voiced the
sentiment of the majority of the vot-
lng community of Pendleton. j
The Athena Press Is confused on
the terms "local option" and "prohl-
hltlon," nti are nine-tenths of the 1
voters of Oregon who discus these
A man can consistently believe In 1
local option, the principle of local ,
-self-government In the llrpior traffic
and yet not believe In enforcing pro- 1
hlbltlou. Thousands . of progressive j
citizens of Oregon voted to put the
looal option law Into force, who will I
vote against prohibition every time It '
is voted on. j
Hecnuse Judge Lowell or any other 1
thinking, progressive citizen believes
In the thoroughly democratic princi
ple of local option or looal self-government.
It does not follow that he or
other such advocates must be prohibi
tionists. Such are not the principles
of the advocates of better govern
ment. Judge Lowell believes as do
thousands of other citizens that every
community should be allowed to
choose Its surroundings; that those ;
who make homes and pay taxes have
a right, through local option, to vote '
on and select the surroundings of I
such homes. I
Hut ufter the principle of local op- 1
Hon Is enacted Into law. It does not I
follow that every local optlonlst Is a J
prohibitionist. A man still retains ,
his personal liberty and .can express
an udverse sentiment through a local
option election. Just as consistently as
a sentiment favorable to prohibition.
If, for reasons of public good, a
citizen opposes the sudden precipita
tion of prohibition upon a town which
has been open for 40 years and in
which thousands of dollars are In
vested In saloons, and thousands more
In property relying largely on them
(or support, it is no breach of faith,
no change of heart on his part, al
though he favored the enactment of
the local option amendment.
In making the statement that he
opposed sudden prohibition in Pen
dleton! JUdge Lowell spoke for Pen
dleton only. He- concedes to Adams,
Athena, Weston, Milton und other
towns the right and duty of local self
The Press does him un Injustice
when It says he favors prohibition for
outside towns and "open town" for
Pendleton. He believes other towns
should choose their own surround
ings and has never expressed any
The East Oregonlan does not be
lieve the discussion of the question of
prohibition should be carried on In
bated breath, for fear of offending
some one. It Is one of the public Ih
.aues before the people, one In which
everyone Is concerned, and Its discus
sion should not lead to bitterness nor
There Is a medium ground of sober
reason on which the thinking business
men of the community can get to
gether and there should be no bitter
The Oregonlan has rendered a final
decision against the direct primary
law. The supreme court need not
act In the matter.
ONE CHOP PAYS KOI! THE LAND.
Many Instances of profitable
uheut growing have been reported
In these columns tnts harvest, but
probably none quite so remarkabl"
us that reported yjelrday from Col
fax. In Whitman county. Eighteen
uonths ago Morris & King of Pen
dleton. Oregon, bought S00 acres of
Ii.ih south of Hay station, on what is
known as the "rlmrook." -uid In a
section until recently considered
worthless except for early iwsture.
Morris & King paid $ 12.80 per acre
for the land and hired It broken ai
2.50 per acre. It was sown to
wheat last full, and In July they cut
: nd threshed the crop and got ai.
average of 3i bushels per ncn from
liflO acres. They sold the wheat for
T cents per bushel, an average of
t-7.3i per ucre for the crop.
C. H. Scrlber. cashier of the Col
fax National bank, gave the Spokes-
mn.i-lte lew cot respondent the fol
lowing figures on the cost of the rmp
i.iul land. Th- figure given are foi
each acre: Land. tl2.R0; breaking
the sod, J2.50: harrowing. 30 cents
seeding, So cents; seed, fio cents: blue
vitriol and squirrel poison. 5 cents
heading. $1.75: threshing.
i-iicli v. '$1.17: hauling to warehouse
OS cents. Total cost of crop lurlud
n,g the land on which It was grown
fSS.tin per acre. Deducting this
from the cash value of the crop
leavei $4.70 per acre, In addition to
the land, as clear profit.
Cmflderlng thnt the past season
was the diyest In the country's his
tory, there is a record th.U will
amaze eastern people and even sip
prise our own people. Spokesman-llevlew.
Git EATEKT D K I A 1 tT.M EXT.
The United States has the greatest
department of agriculture of any na
tion In the world. The following Is a
brief review of Its work:
"The act of February 2, 103. ena
bles the secretary of agriculture to
prevent the spread of contagious and
Infectious diseases of livestock. Hlgld
Inflection has protected our cattle
against infection from abroad, and
has established the highest credit for
our meat products In the markets of
The earth has been searched for
weapons with which to fight the ene
mies thut destroy the growing crops.
An Insect brought from near the
great wall of China has clreoked the
San Jose scule, which was destroying
our orchards; a parasite fly brought
from South Africa Is exterminating
the black scale in the lemon and or-'
ange groves of California, and an ant
from Guatemala Is about offering but
tle to the boll weevil.
llro.ui science has been brought to
the nid of limited experience. Study
of the relations between plant life
and climate and soil has been followed
by the Introduction of special crops
suited to our varied conditions.
The Introduction of Just the right
kind of seed has enabled the. gulf
states to increase our rice crop from
115,000,000 pounds In 1898 to 400,
000,000 pounds In 1903, and to supply
the entire American demand, with a
surplus for export.
The right kind of sugar beet has
increased our annual production of
beet sugar by over 200,000 tons. Seed
brought from countries of little ruln
fall Is producing millions of bushels
of grain on lands which a few years
ago were deemed a hopeless part of
the arid belt.
He took the house, he took the bnru,
The children nt their piny;
He took the dog, he took the cat,
And Dobbin, Nell and Gray;
He took the pretty parlor nmld
A-swInglng on the gate,
And posed me with a rake mid vowed
Th- picture simply grent.
He took Prlsollla fifty ways
In-dnoi. and out-of-doors
(I've loved Prlscllla even since
She romped hi pinafores);
He took himself away by stealth
One night without adieu.
Hut, oh the hardened miscreant
He took Prlscllla. too.
A young man who lives In Minne
apolis has beaten the girls of the
Northwest at their own game. He has
tnken the first prize at the fair for
"fancy work," a term which 'Includes
all kinds of tidies anil doylies and
centerpieces and pincushions and em
broidery and every other kind of
dainty work with the needle. There
Is an element of retribution In 'this.
The girls have been heating the boys ,
In school and In the university and j
taking their Jobs away from them In 1
all kinds of business. It serves them
right to have a boy get even with 1
them on their own ground and beat
them nil hollow nt their own game.
For School Children
The contest consists of constructing the most names of pros
Idents from letters contained In this advertisement on Proscrip
tions, using the letters which it contains not oftener than the
appear In the advertisement.
AS SCHMIDT FILLS THEM
Every prescription that comes hore
Is filled from the purest drugs obtain
able and carefully and skillfully com
pounded Just as your doctor ordered
"Schmidt" on a prescription Is like
"Sterling" on a piece of silver.
F. W. SCHMIDT
First prize $5.00; second prize $2.00; third prize $1.00;
fourth prize 1-Ib box candy; fifth prize, ',-i-lb box candy.
Come here and ask for contest blank,, telling all about It
T,17l US SUPPLY YOU Tnj
Dimension lumber of all je.
scrlptlons, Sash, Doors, nilndg
Moulding. Building and Tar pa.
dring youu hill to tjs
and get ouit figures.
Opposite W. & C. II. Depot.
The Uock Island machine shops
and locomotive factory at Chicago,
have been closed down and 200 skill
ed mechanics are out of work.
Some mens can varble "I Vant to
He a Angel," but you can bet delr
health vas pretty goot ven dey sing
Alb Your Orocor
Sewkg Machines Wlust Go
f lo-ln;; out nlc of all machines on hand.
50 NIAV AM) SECOND-HAND MACHINES.
Of nit makes and descriptions. Having decided to discontinue hand
ling sewing machines, I will close out all machines at less than fac
Drop Head Singer machine, (as
Drop Head Now Home, new ... .
looil ns new)
Other machines warranted to oiv properly and
for S.'.IK) and up.
O SPICES, o
CL0SSET & DEYER5
r .. . .
A Thing of Beauty
Is a Joy Forever
WE HAVE IT.
In nuo window jou villi sec
ilisphi.tr! tin; most elcgiuit lino
of Statuary ever t-hown In Mils
city. In pun white, nmrlilo
white atul rinrcutlni' effects.
The beauty or It all I. our
prices an right mid within
rcucli of nil, ranging from "5c
u oinainciit to any home.
Brock & McComas
Per set, S.'.OO; gold emuns,
.si. (Ml; silver rilling, .Mie; ex
We are thoroughly equipped
with all modern methods and
appliances, and guarantee our
work to be of tho highest stand
ard, and our prices the lowest
consistent with flrst-clas worX.
Telephone Main 111(11.
Good plumbing I- aluas tho cheapest. It lias th lasting tpiali
ties. It saxes ou repair bills. Ahinxs entrust jour xxork to thorough,
reliable and coiniM.-teut plumber. Our force Is luado up of tho best
.xpoiiouced workmen. Strict attention paid to .sanitary feat me s or
St. Helen's Hall
, A GIRLS SCHOOL OP THE HIOH
j EST CLASS corps of teachers, loca-
I tlon, building, equipment the best.
Send for catalogue.
Opens September 15, 1901.
On your work.
LET US GIVE YOU FIGURES
We quote right prices ami do only tho liost work.
I Goodman-Thompson Co.
HARDWARE AND PLUJH1ING,
Telephone 811. 013 Slain Street.
All the latest books of the day. J
Frederick Nolf & Co. j
In the Bishop's Carriage."
"When Wilderness Was King."
"The Corner In Coffee." J
2 "The Woman Wins." J
J "Order No. 11."
"The Gordon Elopement." 2
2 "Old George Graham." 2
2 "Four Roads to Paradise."
And 60 others.
A STANDARD FOR QUALITY.
CLEANLINESS AND WORKMANSHIP.
When you call for a TRIUMPH, pi VN
B. F. BECK
807 Cottonwood Street
471-Bri I I IMl
mi 1 11 11 1
We make- a specialty of bulldlnl
round or square
Also hader beds, all slart nl
kinds. We make them right and thef
always give satisfaction. Oar w"rlt
Is never slighted or botched.
Pendleton Planing Mill
and Lumber Yard
ROUKRT FOHSTEn, Proprietor.
Corner Webb and College
The most complete and up-to-date line of fashionable mllllnerv nt
pqpular prices ever shown In Pendleton, Is now on display at mv itnr t
have the largest stock this season I have ever carried ". 1
Mrs. Rose Campbell
ELATERITE IS MINERAL RUBBER
We properly temper It for each particular climate. Then unon a '
Jute canvoea xve build up a fire, water and acid proof rooflnir material
w,thJ?,K.!',ord.mlca "U,r'ace and a w01 felt paper dry "l-eet or backing
We'll lay the goods, or you can. If you have to use a roof we can
tell you some mighty Interesting things. They will prevent your Docket
book from shriveling up. Write us. y pocket
The Elaterite Roofing Co., 10 Worcester Block, Portland, Oregon
j The French
Best 25 Cent Meal In the CM' J
Private Dining Parlor.
Elegant Furnished WoooM & j
GUS LaFQNTAINE, Pr
033 Main Street.