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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON. TlU'ItSJUY, FKimi'AKY 20, 19(18. EIGHT PAGES. county ornavL paper. IX IXPKPEXOENT XKWSPAPKB. Wba'.M I'til.r. Weekly ind 8nnl Wwkly, It IVndlHnn. OrfCMi. by th T oitKtiuMAX ruu.isnixa co. SinsrniPTIOS KATE8: Dt!l.r, nt yir, by mill $3 00 (.;. tlx mouihi. br mill JM tmUy, (lire mtnthi.' by mill 1.25 &tilj. cur month, by aiili SO Wi'y, one yeer. by rirrlc T.BO tolly, mi month by cirrler. . . . . , . 8 75 tu. ihre month, by carrier 1.B5 toOy. one month, by cirrler 65 Weekly, one esr. by mall 1.50 Weekly, ill month, by mall 75 Weekly, four month, by mill 60 Aral Weekly, one year, by mall 1.50 M3l Weekly, ell month, by mall... .75 ral Werkly. (our mouth, by-mall.. .CO Tie Dally Rait Oxonian la kept on aal t the Ore on Newa Co., 147 flta street, fwrtlind, ere; on. 4'blraco Bureau. 009 Security bnlldlna;. Waihlntloo, D. C, Caret a. 501 Poor tb itreet. N. W. Member United Preas Anorlatlon. tiepltop Main 1 otered at the poatofflce at Peadleton. eon. i aecoodclaaa mall mattar. I would not bend the fragrant lily stem That rears aloft thy fragrant flower f.ice. . , Oft tempted by those unset Jewt-l eyes Sparkling beneath their velvet Ids. I would not mar their perfect light Nor cause a cloud to float across their depths. I would renounce thee for thv higher self. Renounce tliose rosy lips for sweeter truth, Nor cause thy crow n of gold- tint hair T ever lose Its burnished lus- trous youth. Thy silver- breast unrent by beneficial, In a reneral sense, It not that policy food? Should we look at a few petty abuses and In our antag onism to them, brand the entire sys tem as a failure? Let us see. Pasturage Is Increasing In every forest reserve In the United States. The range area in the re serves will support more stock today than ever before. Stockmen are turn ing this Improved range condition in to dollars and cents every day, In fatter stock. The same stockmen are lured of better grazing and longer firming periods each year, under the guardianship of the government and If this Is not a benefit, what is it? Stream sources are being protected and the water supply of the moun tain district Increased by the protec tion of the forestry policy. Thus, farming In the Irrigated districts will be made more profitable and secure, This is an Incalculable benefit. The timber Is being saved for the future, which Is a boon upon which no price can be set. So the policy is successful, proflta ble, beneficial. It should be every man's duty to help eliminate the ag gravations, the annoyances In the ad ministration of the policy, but let us support the policy. newspaper and run for office at the same tlmo. The fact Is, no newspa per man should engage In pollt'cs, and when he does he drags his paper down to the level of a market day poster. HOME INDUSTRY CAMPAIGN. passion's storm Remain serene us any morning flower. And love unfold in these Its sweetest store Worshiped by all possessed by none. E. Hofer. PENDLETON'S REASONS. There are 14 count'es In the pro mised eastern Oregon federal district 1 nine of them are directly tribu tary to Pendleton. Every avenue of travel into these nine counties leads Jirectly to this city. The O. R. & X. and Us feeders run- mog southward into the interior form Oie transportation facilities of nine unties west and south of Umatilla, .and by means of the O. R. & X., litl Tits. attorneys and witnesses would ke required to pass through Pendleton mt their way to Paker City 127 miles farther eastward. The state has recognized Pendleton 3 the geographical center of eastern Oregon by locating the branch su preme court here. The United States government has recognized the geo graphical and business importance of rendleton in eastern Oregon by locat ing the headquarters for the bureau of iam.-il Industry here. The bulli of the business originat ing in the Oregon federal court from astern Oregon comes from Umatilla onty. All of the nine counties west xnd south of Umatilla county prefer aMidleton because of lis accessibility tm all parts of the Interior of the tfatc These counties feel that they trould prt-f-r to remain In the western Oregon district than to be placed In tke eastern Oregon district with Ba ker City as headquarters as the cost af litigation would be more than Joubled by the extra mileage made eressary. Pendleton cliiims that It would be atn art of Injustice to nine of the tirgest and most prosperous count'es of the district to place the federal eurt headquarters at Baker City, here but four counties of the dis trict would be tributary to the court. This is not a matter of a day nor f a year and the court should be incated where it will best serve the mt"r-sts "f the eastern Oregon sec twii. n.st viii) UnUy, but in the future. Baker City can never be the center f thih VHt district. The map of Or gun n;: convince any fa r-minded onttreRfional committee of this fact. Theae are a few of Pendleton's ex cellent reasons for wanting the dls b)(4 headquarters. There Is an opportunity for Pen dleton Commercial association to do some excellent work for the city In looking after the location of the va rious Industries wh'ch are coming to the Inland empire each year. No enterprise should be too small to go after. Every drop constitutes a part of the sea. Every small en terprise added to the city adds to the business industry here. , There is a chance to bring a com bined harvester factory' here. A broom factory has recently been located at Gardcna. There Is no reason why Pendleton should not have such a future possibility. Every inducement for these Institu tions to come here can be offered. Transportation facilities are unsur passed. The location of Pendleton is central. Power and light and fuel can be had here as cheaply as at any other place In the Inland empire. So why not go out after these pros pective enterprises? Why not have them "lined up" In advance? It Is one of the chief aims of the a.vsoc'a-tlon. THE LEAP YEAR MYTH. The privileges of leap year are fcllppinn by rapidly and unimproved, says the Salom Journal. We hear . of no woman proposing this year. While there, is talk of giving wo man the ballot they will not use the rights they are supposed to have. If leap year means anything It means marriage. Tropos'ng Is nothing but the con clusion of a long or short courtship. Men will atlll have to do the love making. It seems the leap year myth has lost its charm, and Is a dead letter if It ever was alive. It's a good thing because a great many foolish proposals are madi- by the men and women would do worse. There would not be many mar riages If women had to do the pro posing. With the first rejection most wo men would quit. They would find carry'ng on a courtship a delicate and often em barrassing task. There might not be so many de ceptions practiced If women made love. ' It is probably a good thing to have it the way it Is and no one will ini tiate a change. Confidence OUTSIDE VIEW OFGEER. I IM'ITS Ol' I ORINTKV. The test of a thing is the result rhith it produces. The test of a tariff policy Is the re-u!ts of that tariff In the operation of the govern ment. The test of a banking law is tke operation of the law In actual Wtjsliiess transactions. The worth of road law. or a school law or a tax fcv must be determined upoa the re mits wh'ch follow the execution. This is also the supreme test of the forestry policy of the government. If Ue results which have followed the doplion uf. the forentry policy are So fittingly does the following edi torial from the Pilot Rock Record state the situation In this city and county with regard to the congress'on al nomination, that practically all of the papers of eastern Oregon are publishing the expression of Umatil la county sentiment In the matter. The La Grande Observer Is the last paper to use it and It is having much to do with shaping the sentiment In the congressional contest. The ed -torial is as follows: Laying nil prejudice and politics aside, the pieat bulk of the people can not see wherein there Is anything to be gained in exchanging a man of ex perience, ability and thorough knowl edge of the wants of the people for a j man whose sole stock In trade ap- I pears to be the fact that he Is an ex governor of the state. While he may not have come here for the sole purpose of runn'ng for of fice, and being encouraged to do so by those who wanted to get rid of him on the other side of he mountains, the fact remains that he did come here, traded for a newspaper and Immedi ately commenced looking about for an office. His conferences seem to have been held In Portland, not In Pendleton, and that Portland politicians were taken Into his confidence. He made up his mind while In Portland, not while in Pendleton, that he would try for congress, and first announced his declaration in a Portland paper. 13 he the tool of a small and unim portant gang of Portland plug-uglies who aspire to be the slate-makers of the republican party of the state? Is there any evidence that he was urged or even encouraged In hln anibit'on by the people of Pendleton or those of any other part of eastern Oregon? The fact Is, there Is not a republi can of prominence In Pendleton who favors his nomination. Mr. Geer claims credit for a spe cial message recommending the adop tion of the primary law, but does not say his reason for doing so was be cause the state convention turned h'm down. Geer Is a man of no grent force of character. So far as can be learned, he has never made a success of any thing he has ever turned his mind and attention to. As an editor of a coun try paper he is above the average, and If he confined himself strictly to nls newspaper the people of this county would have no regrets that he came among them. But no man can make a success of 1 The second republican candidate for the legislature In an eastern Or egon county to declare himself un qualifiedly In favor of statement Xo. 1 is Colon R. Eberhard, a candidate for Joint representative In the Union Wallowa county district. And still the machine politicians say that leg islative candidates will not favor this popular principle In which the people may absolutely select their senator. We will see. The ballots are not yet counted. i when eating:, that your food is of highest wholesomeness that it has nothing in it that can injure 'or distress you makes the repast doubly comfortable and satisfactory. This supreme confidence you have when the food is raised with JDDoflcjlToBy Pernio The only baking powder made with Royal Grape Cream of Tartar There can .be no comforting confi dence when eating alum baking pow der food, demists say that more or less of the alum powder in unchanged alum or alum salts remains in the food. 1 J Rexall Cold Breaker and Grippe Cure Do it in four hour Guaranteed by The Pendleton Drug Co. REXALL STORE A f 1 1,1 "--- ; THE OLD MACHINE AT WORK. SOUTH AMERICAN HOTELS. A traveler who recently returned to Philadelphia was narrating some of his experiences in South America at a banquet of globe-trotters the other evening. He had skirted the entire coast of South America and had found the Inns or hotel In most sections very poor. So bad were they In Peru, he said that one American who had been thrown Into Jail pend ing some dispute over his papers, an after his release had sought the hotel of the town returnedthe next day to teh Jail and begged that he might be taken In. Over the doorway of a lone ly rancher's cottage near the border! of Argentina and Patagonia the fol lowing curious motto was observed: Forty miles from hay. Twenty miles from water, Two inches from hades; . God bless our home. But perhaps the most curious sign he had seen was in the window of a restaurant In Buenos Ayres. which read: "Ameilcan cafe champagne and fried potatoes." Quietly and without any eagerly sought press notices Multnomah coun ty's budding republican machine Is preparing . for Us Initial tryout on Wednesday, February 26, says the Oregon Daily Journal. On that day, under the direction of the county central committee, of which C. M. Idleman Is the engineer hi chief, the "precinct elections" will be held, at which thre delegates will be elected from each precinct' to at tend the "mass meeting" which has been cailed for Saturday, February 29. The "mass meeting" Is to draft a platform of principles upon which the machine desires Its candidates to stand. That platform will denounce the principle of statement Xo. 1 aud concurrently any candidate who dares to aspire to the legislature from this county who does not concur with the platform- of the "mass meeting." BELGIUM'S NEW CHANCE. The people of Belgium, by heavy taxation, are to raise $30,000,000 with which to pay their king, Leopold, for the Congo Free State. Leopold Is already one of the rich est men of the world, but It Is not surprising that he demands from his kingdom payment tor something which he would never have gotten had he not been king. What Bel glum gets Is cheap at 130,000,000, however, for though the Congo be longed to Leopold Individually, somo of the stigma for the atrocl ties car rled on there has atahed to Belgium as a nation. The people of Belgium will have it in their power to change condition In their African provinces so that they will no longer merit tne execra tion of the entire civilised world. Spokane Chronicle. The Soto Shlmbun. the Japanese dally newspnper published at San Francisco and which kept the trou ble In the school matters stirred up, has been attached for debts. The Japanese youth gives his sweet heart. Instead of an engagement ring, a piece of silk for her sash. SWOHE AT TELEPHONE GIRL. Because he swore at a telephone girl for swUching him on the wrong line, a Sacramento man has been fined $20 In the police court. He called for a number and the "central" of fice put him on a line and a woman's voice told him to come home at once and bring a quart of milk and a doz. en eggs. The Sacramento man. who Is a crusty old bachelor, at once be came wrathy and vented his spite on the poor telephone girl, with the above result. And It served him right. No man Is justified In using ungentlemanly language to the young ladles In charge of the telephone ex change. They h..vt their trou'.les as well a? J-e rest of us and generally do tie ! tat they tan for the many patrons if the comnar.y. They mak? many mistakes. It is true, but their dutier are very difficult and cannot always b performed without errors j ere pi-i? in jci '.slonallv. iCng-ne Guard OREGON'S OPPORTUNITY Colonist Dates from all jrnrts of the United States and Can ada to all parts of Oregon and the Northwest will be again put Into effect by THE OltEGON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION COM PAN V and tho SOCTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. (Lines In Oregon.) March 1, 1908 and will continue dally throughout March and April. From th-j principal cities of the Middle West the rates will be as follows FROM FROM KANSAS CITY $38.00 COUNCIL BLUFFS VMM ST. LOUIS $35.00 OMAHA $30.00 CHICAGO $30.00 ST. PAUL. $80.00 Corresponding rates from all other Eastern points. Stopovers at pleasure at all points In Oregon. The Colonist Bate Is the greatest of all homebullders. Oregon h;is unlimited resources and needs mor"e people who desire homes and larger opportunities. Oregon people can accomplish splendid results by heralding this opportunity to all the world. Send Oregon literature glv'ng good, reliable Information about the state, far and wide. Call on the on the above railroads tor It If necessary. , FARES CAN KB PREPAID. Here '. '.nme If de'-',,,. Any agent Is authorized to accept the re i h i Inn i'i - i-lt and l-!.:?raph ticket to any point. Call on F. J. f.:i!ni:in. Ice ai r.cent, or addresi VM. M'ML'RRAY, GciKM-al PHttft-iigrr A (ren I, Portland. ST. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY PENDLETON, OREGON Under tb direction of the Sisters of tt FrancU, of Philadelphia. Resident and day pupils. Bpeclal attention given to music and elocution. Stu dent prepared for teachers' exami nations for county and state eertlfl eatea. For particulars address SISTER SUPERIOR Dp. LOTS enfl INSURANCE Livermoro & Bickers Room 12, Judd Bldg. Pendleton - Oregon Large Quantity of the Famous Rock Spring Now on Hand F. Him, of Phoenix, broke the world's sheepshearlng record yester day, shearing S25 sheep In nine hours by machinery. nnhitiml. Constipation l lay OPpprmflrwtiTl) overcmne by proper . poi sottal efforts with trie assistance of tin? one Truly beneIriol loxatutf j rrmpjy, Syrup of Figs and" Oiaroj.Spiuia, w!iefi enables one to form regular j habits daily so that Assistance to na tufe moy lie gradually disj)euSpditli ' ulien no longer needed astliebestof J remedies, when required, areto assist j nature and not to Supplant tlte noW- j ol junctions, which must dejond ulti-.j mately upon proper nourishment, j proper efforts.and riht living generally, j Tojjet its benejicial effect, aLays : buy the genuine j by rii pf HsEl i vlr ifSonaa ! California i FlO SrTRUP Co. ONLY ! SOLO BY ALL LEADINC DRUCC1ST5 ! oi w wuy, regular pore 50f Mile. ' If every person who ought to keep a Bank Account had one now, there would be a decided change in the conditions of the country. v Every person who keeps a Bank Account raises hie standing among his fellows and with the Banker. He Also helps to make conditions better in his country. Ninety per cent' of the commercial bus iness is done by the means of paper Money, represents property. A check means that there is money in the Bank to the credit of the one who writes the check. The check system where safety and con venience are assured is much better than handling the money when there is risk of error or chance of loss. THE PENDLETON SAVINGS BANK offers every facility to all seeking a safe, conservative institution, capable of care ing for it's customers. in all legitimate undertakings. 4 per cent interest on Savings Deposits. Safe Deposits boxes for rent. CAPITAL ft SURPLUS 1-4 OF A MILLION DOLLARS The coal that produces heat and not dirt. Also fine lot of good dry wood. Dutch Henry Office, Pendleton Ice St Cold Storage Company. 'Phone Main 178, ' Columbia Bar and Rooming House F, X. Schempp (Estate Fine Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. Newly furnished and np-to-date. Rooming IToune In Connection. S2 MAIN STKKHT. V Our Specmltvlis the Family Trade We are fully prepared to fur I nlsh you the best of lard, tau- ....Bvw uiiu live,,, OIIIU&VI1 Or cured meat each day. J I Central Meat Market ? Campy A Tweedy. Telephone Main 33. All the news all the- time In tha East Oregonlan.