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PORTLAND. JIOXDAV. APRIL 30. 1906.
BASIS Of POLITICAL ACTION.
There are certain clear lines that di
vide political parties. To' understand
thm some survey of history is neces
sary. At all times the Republican
party, in tire course of its hlotory, has
been doing things that The Oregonlan
has not fully approved and has freely
criticised. But In the main It has been
righT. Its conception of the purposes of
po.ii k a; action and of the functions of
government though subject to excep
tionshas met the approval of time.
But the exceptions have not been Im
portant, On the other hand, the pur
poses of the Democratic party, the
forces that create it and support Jt, the
ideas or conceptions that He behind It.
are not good or suitable for the time
through -which we have been passing.
"What would be our present status as a
people and as a nation, had the Demo
cratic party been in control these last
fifty years? Its demand for mainte
nance and extension of slavery; its no
tions of state sovereignty as against
national sovereignly: Its constant op
position to assertion of national author
ity: its conceptions as to the nature
and function of money, and its efforts to
l0iftte the United States, through de
basement of the monetary standard,
from the commerce of the world what
i anybody to say of a political party
like this? Its own advocates can only
iay that It wishes Its past to be forgot
ten. And yet that past cannot be forgot
ten. No political party can divest Itself
of its real character. Every great
party is governed by its actual In
stincts and purposes. The spirit of the
Democratic party has not been In ac
cord with the pplrlt of American prog
ress. The country has known it. Hence
the exclusion of this party from power
during almost the -whole of the long
period of fifty years.
Such brief Interval of ascendency as
jt has had during this period has only
shown its unworthiness. After the
Cleveland experiment the party was re
jected -with more emphasis than ever.
Tet Cleveland had tried to turn the
party to rational and national princi
ples. It rejected the only great prophet
of sanity It has had these fifty years.
On no -subject of national concern can
the party be trusted, because it lacks
the breadth necessary for a national
party. Is tariff the contention? Then
what is to be expected from the Demo
cratic party? "When it had full power.
Tinder tm? Cleveland Administration,
the President, both branches of Con
gress and all the departments of Gov
ernment. It made the most unjust. Ini
quitous rind lop-sided tariff bill, framed
In the interest of the trusts and various
?pfcial privileges, that ever was known
or conceived. President Cleveland
cahed It -"perfidy and dishonor." and
the country, upon the first vote, repudi
ated It by an overwhelming majority.
The Democratic party never can be
looked to for rational reform' of the
So. In its distrust of this party. The
Oregonlan stands on history and ex
perience. Hence, though Jt Is a con
stant critic of the Republican party on
Important matters, it supports the Re
publican party, as against the Deino
cratlcparty. You can't depend for one
moment on the hope or expectation that
the Democratic party -will pursue a ra
tional course. Confidence in it Is Im
poFBible. It yields at every crisis to the
"babble of socialistic mountebanks on
one side, or to the demands of pluto
cratic greed on the other. Professing
free trade or tariff reform, it made a
most pcrtlal and odious protective tariff
law, framed to accord -wJth the Interests
of the trusts: professing to stand for
silver and "monetary freedom." and
supporting- Bryan on this platform, it
passed In the next election to support
of the programme of the gold-bondholders.
Belmont, Parker and plutocracy.
The country -feas dealt with such a
party according to its deserts.
Therefore The Oregonlan. though a
critic of the Republican party, supports
that party as against the Democratic
party. There are Incidents of Repub
lican policy with -which The Oregonlan
does not profess or pretend to be
pleaeed; there ar Republican candi
dates Mt te"K Ilk lag. Yet it act, with
the RepuMlaan party, and supports its
candidates, boa)to K eaa h&ye no con-
dance to tve DraUc party. This
vre eoneeive td "s4 the fefieral opinion
in Or fan,, as It Is th rout-bout the
TJoked States f etgt Sfi Abe Soatfe,
.whsre Hharft i hattdar kmt "the &jg
Kr." la Oram otfei is at fcait&.
It is ne parky r the cKfear. It Is not
con fete a ifee ptosaallty of
esaetMalec, aff H "i are well
aour 'as. mvt; THrt-trwan th tvaa,.
Aim, purpart, character a trat at
parties, and -what, taey stated fer. It
is an appeal to the jB&graent of the
people of Oregon on this higher basis,
on which all political discussion, ought
to be conducted.
WHAT ORXGOJf HASJT.
The Oregonlan is in receipt of many
disinterested suggestions from various
sources that "now is a s?ood time to im
press on the people-of the East that we
are not in the earthquake belt. Of
course, we do not want to take advan
tage of the terrible San Francisco dis
aster In any way. for our own benefit,
but since what can't be cured must be'
endured," etc. etc - Certainly. Cer- ai san Francisco, ooes not detract from
talnly. We need, not feel obliged to j thdr merits. Had there been a suffl
hide our glowing light under an urn- cIent number of them, there would have
brella because San Francisco has had
most extraordinary bad luck, or has
been destroyed for its wickedness, or
shown poor Judgment in trying to build
a city on a'seismic peninsula whatever
did It. We are not In the earthquake
belt, nor the potato-bug belt, nor the
ague belt, nor the cj'done belt. We
have never been subjected to the obvi
ous displeasure of an offended provi
dence or the dread visitation of
scourge, or plague, or drouth, or fire, or
even flood. We speak of, .floods with
some reservation, because there is a
tradition here that the Willamette
River has an uncontrollable habit of
slopping over, once every few years;
but it has not happened for so long
that even the oldest inhabitant is get
ting a trifle hazy and uncertain about
it. Along In the '60s there was some
trouble of that kind, and again in 1850
and 1894, but In the latter yar It was
really the Columbia that did it by try
ing to carry to the sea an unprecedent
ed volume of water, caused by warm
suns and melting snows, and backing
up the water In our own Willamette
to an extraordinary height. It was a
remarkably well-behaved flood in Port
land, for It did no great damage, but
Insisted simply on making an Oregon
Venice out of our principal, business
streets', for an annoying lengh of ,tlme.
In 1861 and 1890 the water was not so
high as In 1691, but since they were
Winter floods, and Willamette floods.
and the current was strong, -swift
and greatly swollen, they did somf
harm; but the situation was scarce
ly comparable at either time to
th great floods of the Ohio or Missis
sippi. We have never had In Portland or
In Oregon an earthquake that caused
more than passing notice or gave us
any concern whatever. Our extinct
volcanoes, like Mount Hood, keep the
peace at all times, and are looked on
universally with respect, confidence and
veneration. The Fire FJend, to be sure,
makes an occasional visit, but there
has never been a conflagration that de
serves rank as an overwhelming disas
ter. There Is a record that along In the
early '70s Portland had a long and hard
battle with fire; but since then there
have been individual fires that Inx'olved
greater loss, and they have not been
regardeda8 other than necessary inci
dents In the building of a growing and
prosperous city. There Is no such word
as fail In Oregon crops: there arc no
cyclones and there are never thunder-and-llghtnlng
storms; that is to say,
hardly ever. The pestiferous mosquito
has never really got a foothold in Ore
gon, and other insect pests that make
life a nuisance to the people or the
South and Middle West have thought
fully decided not to seek new worlds to
infest In Oregon. It rains just enough
in Oregon, and the sun shines well,
not too much. If one isn't healthy here,
it Isn't the fault of the country. There
are no diseases peculiar to the Oregon
climate or indigenous to its soil. Our
happy and contented population has tq
go away in order o get sick homesick.
If, in the above catalogue of happy
and beneficent conditions under which
the people of Oregon live, we seem to
have mentioned only those things which
are favorable and to have omitted any
that are unfavorable, we have only to
say that the truth must be told no
matter how greatly the general credu
lity may be strained. We don't mind
adding that in our modest Judgment an
occasional earthquake not too hard,
but Just hard enough would be for
the common benefit. It does any com
munity good to be shaken up once in a
OUT OF THK RUINS.
The optimistic report of Mr. E. H.
HarrJman on the future of San Fran
cisco can be accepted in a liberal de
gree as "expert testimony." The man
who. in the short period of three years
disbursed more than $150,000,000 In
building and bettering the railroad
lines of the system of which he wa the
head is certainly qualified to Judge as
to what may be accomplished by Judi
cious expenditure of money. A million
dollars is an immense sum of money to
the average individual. The enormous
proportions of ?100,000,000 are almost
beyond our comprehension. To this
fact is due the inclination or tendency
to regard the San Francisco. disaster
as bevorid financial renal r. But Mr.
Harriman, who has spent more mlllionVJ
in a given length of .time for recon
struction work than any other man
that ever lived, is thoroughly familiar
with what money can do In euch cases.
His announced intention to return to
San Francisco and remain there "until
I see something substantial come out of
the ruins" should act as an elixir or
tonic for those who have been pessim
istic In their views regarding the fu
ture of the city.
Yesterday's dispatches announce that
already orders have been given lor the
rebuilding of the Merchants' Exchange.
Mills, Kohl. McDonough. Chronicle.
Spreckels and Shreve buildings, whose
steel frames seem to have stood the
fire remarkably well and can be speed
iy encased in brick and stone where It
Is missing. The early repair of these
buildings and a number of others of
minor importance will supply a baee of
operations from which the general work
of reconstruction can be directed. It
Is. of course, unreasonable to expect
an iaxmedlate and Tapid recovery from
the awful blow. There are Physical ob
stacles In the way which it will require
time as well as money to remove. Steel.
Iron, brick, stone and other building
materials in Immense quantities wltt
he needed, and tt is a pis y steal impassi
bility to eecure them in the aaaaUties
desired la a few weeks, or evea aaentha.
although the iroa aa& .steel mills have
expressed a determination te give Sta
Francisco orders precesVeRce over all
Pendicle the rebuUeHag a the etty ea
a more substantial -toaeie (en feefere
the fire, there will, of coarse, he as lai
artedlate roth far temporary quarter
wMakL-eaa he speedily topreviead teM
permR of t treaeetttew C wtiw.
Mapping Wlii H C tfce Mr Al
tera la the ffrnftk of the eky, aC
tram ews ettsaMtatea a4 private, aa
vfcter, many" of the big ra aeem te
feave already secared temporary loca
tions, as will haae the haelness te
the best of their ability antll time and
money remove the handicap under
which they will be compelled to work
for a while. It appears to he generally
admitted that no small portion of the
loss could have been averted had there
been fewer flimsy, hastily constructed
buildings still standing as relics of the
old days. In rebuilding the,clty care
will be exercised to avoid construction
on anything but modern fireproof lines.
The experience of the "fireproof build
ings, which were practically destroyed
been no room for the antique crucibles
which, supplied the furnace heat that
almost melted the modern structures.
It will. of. coarse, cost more to replace
the old buildings than they were in
sured for. but it does not, appear that
there will be much difficulty In secur
ing the money. Credit and the co-operation
of other commercial centers
will, of course, be needed, but It will
be forthcoming. San Francisco has a
large number of friends of the Harri
man type, and, when they pull off their
coat6 and begin working to rebuild the
-city, nothing but another and a more
severe earthquake shock than the last
one can prevent accomplishment of
their task. A very difficult problem Is
confronting the people of the 6trlcken
city, for their calamity is easily without
a parallel in American history, but
courage, cash and the Indomitable San
Francisco spirit will pull them through
and neither Mr. jHarrIman nor any
other visitor will be obliged to linger
ion in the Bay City In order to "see
something substantial come out of the
LAWSOVS DEFERRED REMEDY.
Mr. Tom Lawson, who recently com
pleted a diagnosis of the ailment af
fecting the American financial situa
tion, is still illuminating the pases of
Anybody's Magazine with his sparkling
rnetorlc and dazzling prose pictures of
"Men Who Have Bunkoed -Me." It will
be remembered by the thousands who
followed Mr. Laweon's flery trail
through eighteen months of the adver
tising section of Somebody's that, when
the climax was reached, the Boston
moralist agreed to follow the protract
ed diagnosis with a dissertation on the
"remedj"." Divested of a few hundred
pages of verbiage, the diagnosis of Dr.
Iawson revealed the fact that our peo
ple were suffering from an overdose
of "Amalgamated" Injected Into their
systems by another "system." whose
chief twister was one H. H. Rogers, io
be sure, there are a good many thou
sand people In the United States who
began reading Dr. Lawson's serial with
only a hazy knowledge as to whether
"Amalgamated" was a new breakfast
food, something to wear round the neck
or a fresh competitor of Stuffy's Salt
Eighteen months of Lawsonlan litera
ture at 15 cents the copy (special rates
to clubs) have enlightened the people,
and, since Mr. Lawson wrote finis after
his masterpiece, they awaited with con
siderable curiosity the appearance of
the "Remedy" which had been promised
them. Some of the readers even had a
deep Interest in learning what the
"Remedy" was to be. but the great
masses who had discovered that Amal
gamated was something which they
could neither eat. drink nor wear, were
only "curious" as they arc while view
ing the monkey on the trapeze and
pondering "what he'll do next." But
Mr. Lawson Is withholding the remedy.
Xot only does he refuse b enlighten
us by supplying a key to the system
that is to beggar the Rockefellers and
make us all rich, but he shows signs of
undue heat and even anger In explain
ing why he has failed to "come
'through" with the remedy.
The reason, as near as It can be as
certained by careful perusal of the
Lawson department In the last num
ber of Xobody's Magazine Is that the
people do not know how bad "Amalga
mated" and the system have used them.
Largenumbers of them apparently do
not even know that theyare sick and In
need of a reniedy. In proof of this un
fortunate condition Into which we have
fallen Lawson cites the ease with which
his old-time side partner in the bunko
business, F. Augustus Helnze. recently
floated another cargo of gold bricks
and relieved the citizens, of "little old
iew Tork" better known as "Tapville
on the Hudson" of anywhere from $10,-
000,000 to $18,000,000, In spite of the fact.
that Lawson was right on the scene
and yelling "Stop thief" at the top of
his voice. This highly successful coup
of the young Montanan whom Lawson
had been grilling for months and who
was aided in his last enterprise by an
other arch enemy, that modern "Jolly
Roger" whose Initials are H. H., was
more than the cultured but unappre
ciated Bostonian could stand. Instead
of giving to the world the long-prom
Ised "Remedy" he retreats In disgust
and announces his intention of waiting
until the people have acquired more
This decision is appropriate, and while
we may miss the scintillating language
in which Mr. Lawson dispenses his
gems of thought, the great mass of his
readers will probably not lose heavily
by his refusal to divulge the famous
"Remedy." Lawson has unquestiona
bly been of some service In enlighten
ing the world regarding high finance.
There is a world of truth in the old say
ing that "when thieves fall out honest
men get their dues." But this cham
pion "exposer of the cehtury has erred
In his estimates of the number of people
who are actually suffering from over
Indulgence In the- .purchase f gold
bricks. We are not a Nation of cam
biers, and to the mlUIonsxof legitimate
investors and tradesmen In the country
It is a matter of no great concern
whether the "dealers" in this big game
which Lawson has been telling us about
shifted the cut, dealt from the bottom
or pi a yea toe game "according to
With the entire gambling fraternity
from "Pesay-Ante Pete"." to John W.
Gates and Tm Lawson, it is a. case of
"dog eat dfrJ" To an overwhelming
extent iaterest la the outcome of these
eating xutcfciBe is csofcaed to the par
tlclpauts. Rare -indeed are the ecca
srfeas when the geaeraT public wauM he
averse te w!teesag such a 4eue
meat as fetlewed the freaxie effertR of
the faateus "two cats of Kilkeaay."
wfelea, acwateig 4e a veractaus rkym
eter. "cUeched ad hk. &d eeratdied
'utd fit," uatH, hfetead mt two eats,
there wa'a't any."
The Issuance iMi week rf a MMM
perm fee a brtek fenMeitag m
tMs okar a-jreia eaSs 40tift4e ta a very
skilraaf uewcaaVery f prestige
te Jtortfaad. et eve perselt te tea is
sued In Parthcad even appro mis itely
approaches in value the cett e the
building ; he erected. April penalta
shew a tetal of 3lS,frS9, aad cooierva-
tlve judges ef the value of the build
ings represented, by those permits say
that the cost of coBstructloa will he be
tween l.W9,We and l.Se,frM. At this
rate, eur official returns on bulkllsg
permits for the year 195 will show a.
total of from 31.SM.ee9 to 3.ee9,e less
than the actual cost of the buildings.
These totals are compared the world
over with these of enterprising cities
like Los Angeles. Seattle and other
alert places where the benefit of this
kind of advertising Is understood and
appreciated. If our public-spirited can-
tractors, architects and builders cannot
he induced to abandon the practice of
saving the Jl charge for each J1W rep
resented, in -the permit by undervaluing
their work, a popular fund should be
raised for their relief, and thus snow
to the world what is being done In the
building line In Portland.
Long terms In the penitentiary and
less liberal exercise of executive clem
ency would decrease the number of men
of the Frank Smith type who are at
liberty to shoot down officers of the law
and other honest. Industrious, useful
citizens. The taking of a thousand
lives like that of Smith could not com
pensate for the slaying of one man. such
as those who were his victims. There
are people who have only pity for the
criminal who suffers such small punish
ment as confinement in the peniten
tiary. Knowing- nothing of the hard
ened character of the confirmed crim
inal, they are easily Influenced by the
persuasion of relatives or friends and
are Induced to sign petitions for par
dons, thereby making themselves par
ties to the liberation of men who are
likely to return to lives of crime.
Longer sentences for men who come a
second time before" a criminal court
would prevent many a dastardly mur
der like those which have horrified the
people of Oregon in the past week.
When the Methodist conference a few
years ago removed from its ministry
the clergyman who married a couple
in a den of lions In Boston, its object
was mom to elevate the rite of matri
mony than punish the Instrument of
notoriety. These spectacular celebra
tions of an event that naturally appeals
to the finer sensibilities can have no
lasting or good effect. In their very
eesence they are of a shout
ing "glory" evanescence. that
"come out in the wash." . It Is no
wonder, then, to leam that a hallelujah
couple, united at Centralla three years
since before an opera-house filled with
a crowd that paid a small admission
fee. has Just been divorced before a
very small crowd In the Court House.
More than one wedding ceremony per
formed in the old. Portland Exposition
In the midst of large contributions of
utensils and supplies soon lost its
glamor and the young people went their
separate ways some good and some
With the SL Paul and the G. W. El
der wrecked and the Columbia serious
ly damaged by fire in San Francisco,
the Harriman system Is obliged to
place on the Portland route the ancient
steamer Barracouta. This vessel was
bulla. In England nearly twenty-five
years ago, and. after being wrecked,
was given American registry. If the
idiotic navigation laws of the United
States did not prohibit Americans from
buying good steamers where they could
buy them the cheapest, .the ancient Bar
racouta could be replaced with modern
built craft, which would be more eco
nomical for the owners and give the
public a better service. The United
States is the only country on fjprth that
prohibits the Increase of Its merchant
marine by common-sense business
methods. So long as this policy of re
striction remains in force we will have
few ships and the subsidy grafters will
continue to howL
Mr. Harriman Is making a personal
inspection of the recent purchases
made In Seattle for the Union Pacific.
After he awakens to full realization of
bow much he paid and how little he
got for the money, his feelings will be
akin to those of Uncle Reuben when he
first scrapes the gilt off the brick which
he bought from the Indian. The Seat
tle Indians still have a little more real
estate which they could probably be In
duced to part with, but It is reason-,
ably certain that the next time Mr.
Harriman sends a buyer to the Queen
City he will insist on his dispensing
with a brass band and giving too much
publicity to his Intentions. The -fire of
lSS3and the Klondike excitement will no
longer serve as chronological monu
ments for some of the new-made Seat
tle capitalists. Instead they will reckon
events as happening either before or
after the time "when Harriman bought
the tldelands." '
What's the use putting up for a los
lng newspaper venture unless you get
something out of it? Here Is Mr. Ladd
going down in bis capacious bar'l every
month to dig up for his newspaper,
and yet he gets very little from It, ex
cept the doubtful pleasures of owner
ship and the privilege of making his
hired men sing high or sing low. Just
as he pleases. But there are compen
sations. Mr. Ladd is having a little
trouble with the County Court over his
administration of the Johnson estate.
and he takes his blue pencil and cuts out
entirely from his paper the accounts of the
proceedings. But it makes little difference
to the organ. It never prints the
news, anyway, and the public that
smell part which reads "the organ will
not miss one good story, more or less.
But what a fine item Editor Ladd will
write and print when he is "vindlcat
ed" If he ekall he vindicated!
At last the world learns Castro's rea
con fer retiring to the country. Vene
zuela is to feund a national hank and
substitute currency fer the mid basis.
TJe doughty warrior-president must be
getting nis. neuse ana carpet bag in
order for an overthrew.
Editor Flagg. of the SU Helens Mkt.
lost the Republican BoraiBatiea for
Representative by four votes, yet is
preud ef the fact .that he carried eight
of the thkieea preeeacta.
Haraey Cawaty, largest la the state.
dees tMa largely. Lax Wlater S7
teches ef sw feX at Itm, whieh
jfteaas tee rssge aad large, Sat etecic
At ay rate;
ha tire great
fTeigtmn maahuat Vd
. THE SILVER LINING.
Ay A. X. Ballard.
To Go To.
When yeu fall down
In a freBtier town. ,
Aad fuads are ruanisg low, too, ,
And hid you rhw;
Tou de your best -
And tell the reat
To go to.
In Western Land
Where brave men stand.
Where no one has to Kow-tow,
Tou squarely face
The human race:
Tou do your best
And tell the rest .
To go to.
Kind glances greet
From all you meet.
And no one Seeais to know, too,
That you've been short.
They're Just your sort;
Tou do your best
And tell the rest
To go to.
Tou have a past
And you're harrassed.
They know that this is so, too.
But all Is cheer.
They'll help you here;
Tou do your best
And tell the rest
To go to.
The Morning After.
He who looks on wine when It's red
Gets fun today and tomorrow a big head.
Dr. W. H. HoDDe. a Methodist nlnlatr
of Portland, Is reported as saying to his
Who shall isr that th. ,iiamii. ..
great an Francisco nnhamk,
was not a visitation upon that wicked, city,
a icdament far It, w-nn --a -i--. t i
: . u.yj -
Ion disappeared. NlneTeh was, destroyed.
aniens. uDon Sodom and other
cities that wer fat with wickedness were
wiped off the earth. Who shall say that
Portland and other cities way nor receive
iianon nxe tnat which has befallen
Dr. Hoppe seem to be an alarm!.
May I offer 3u few words of hope and
chefcr? Tou will remember that In the
case of Sodom (and. correla lively. Gomor
rah) the Lord first made the stipulation
that if ten good men 'could be found In
Sodom iawould be spared. And. after
the Lord had dickered with Lot for a
while. He was satisfied to take even Ave
good men as the Drier of rriTnntnn
Xow, logically. hve good men may be con-
jaerea as the standard amount
a city. Certainly we can find four more
men In Portland as good as the nev.
vr. noppe. Therefore. Portland is abso
The man who does his best Is wise.
The man who does his best friend is
foolish. Thi man who does his best
friend's friend is a genius.
Admission to heaven costs some good
conduct, but we all think the schedule
of prices Is too high. .
A woman's heart Ik Hke a mirror It
contajns the Imago of the person who
stands before It. And when the person
goes away the Image disappears.
Moth and rust will corrupt and
thieves break through and steal, but a
small man's love for knocking- will stay
with him forever.
Love not that ye be not loved.
Beauty hath charms to coax the ready
monej- from the roysterer's pockets.
Be bad and you'll have companion
ship. Be honest and lose everything.
Be kind and misjudged.
Be cheerful' and thought a fool.
Do favors and lose friends.
Take all you can get and reach a
lonely deathbed at last.
True women are the best performers
in the drama of llfe,Jit there are few
of them and they 'all have engage
ments. Be successful and hated.
Be Industrious and Imposed upon.
Lie and entertain.
State facts and be a hermit.
If the community becomes too hot for-
you buy a newspaper.
Thoughts of death reconcile you to
life, especially U you stand a chance of
Each hour of work 1? an hour of
preparation for some result. Be sure
to have a definite conception ef the
result you are trying to accomplish.
The busiest man is not always the
one who does' most. The prizefighter
chooses his mark and aims his blow.
Be good and it won't last.
Se truthful and you'll be
iBe passive and thay'll think you're
Be a cold proposition and you'll pass
for a theatrical manager.
Always expect someone to pay for
your supper and you'll be accepted as a
full-fledged member of the theatrical
Just k Little Scotch.
A tall, raw-boaed Immigrant gat mixed
up with a stream ef Italians at Eis
Island, Tew TerfcHarbbr, and the efforts
et the laspeeters to learn hb satteaality
created mere taan a utue amusement, as
the I tail as passed in line, the atteadant
weald ask. "Itall-an?" putting the acceat
ea the "aa." Flaally the wg fellew-catBe
aler. "Itall-aar asked the effidaL The
Immigrant leoked puzzled. Greek T
asked the atteadaat. Still the big fellew
aaswered set. "Setachea sfe Ieutsch7"
Ke reply. "Parle vew Fraaealser' A
pusaled leek was the ealy alga. "HaMa
Usted Espaacir Xetalag detag. "Irish?"
laetaatly a Sash ef pleased comprehea-
stes afcet athwart the Ma, fetleWs phiz.
Thes he resiled ia the eammeasat If set
the meet approved veraacwar; "ew.
Old Male's Oeeafert,
aa etd maid
a leve aJMr
Xew Terk Sun.
I?r. Crapaey left heme at the age of 11
aad worked la the checkroom ef a dry
geeds store for two years. For the aext
IS meaths he was employed la a hardware
At the age of 1 he eaHsted la Com
pany B et the Seventy-ninth Ohio Volun
teer In ran try. and in 1S6S found himself
with the rear guard of Geaerol Rose
crans array guarding the lines of Ken
tucky. His constitution was not strong
eneagh te stand the rigors of array life,
and after several moaths' service he be
came se 111 that he was mvallded home.
fer a while after recovering his health
he worked in a printing establishment.
Then he conducted a country store
among the salt works of West Virginia,
which he gave up to accept a temporary
appointment la the dead letter office at
Washington. After that he again entered
the printlag business, working for IS
months in the employ of Sackett & Mc
Kay, at the corner of Pine and William
streets, Kew Tork.
It was while employed here that he de
cided to enter the clerical profession, a
decision that was doubtless influenced by
family associations. His father. Jacob
Tompkins Crapsey. was a lawyer In Cin
cinnati for 50 years; his paternal grand
father was a Baptist minister.
His maternal grandfather-was Thomas
Morris, a founder of the State of Ohio,
and a United States Senator who was an
early and a leading Abotmonlst. He con
tested the Vice-Presidency on the J. G.
Birney ticket, and In the Senate protest
ed against slavery and foretold Its ex
tinction. It was while debating with
Henry Clay In 1S32 that he made the as
sertion: "The nearo will be free."
Dr. Crapsey was 20 when he entered
upon a special course at Stephen's Col
lege. Annadale. X. T.. which was supple
mented with a three years' course at the
ew Tork Theological Seminary. After
being ordained deacon ne was assigned
to work on the staff of Trinity parish.
New Tork. doing duty at St. Paul's
The following: year. 1S73. he was or
dained a priest. In ISTi he was made
assistant minister on the permanent
staff of Trinity Church, his duty being
confined to St. Paul's. His work was In
the old FIvo Points district.
After six years service there he was
barely 30 when he resigned to accept the
rectorship of the newly-organized St. An
drew's Parish. Rochester. The church to
wmcn he came was but a mission cnapel
In one of the worst localities In the cltv.
There were about 20 families In the rjar-
isn. witn not more tnan 30 or 40 com
municants. Today that parish has about
350 families. 600 communicants and 1,000
Finding an inadequate system of public
schools in Rochester and an almost en
tire Ignorance of kindergarten work.' Dr.
Crapsey and Mrs. Crapsey otarted a
manual training school for boys, and irlrls
and a large normal school for kindergar
ten teachers. These they conducted 15
jears. or until the work was taken up
by the public school board.
The rector became deeply Immersed In
every feature of work he could devis
for the benefit of his working parishion
ers. He built a parish house for thplr
club. As soon as his church had a suf
ficient number of male members he
founded a mutual -.benefit association.
After an existence of 20 years It now
has 300 members and a capital fund of
-ur. crapsey has published several
books. "Religion and Politics" contains
most of the alleged heretical utterances
on wnich the presentment was based.
some or his other works are "Medita
tions: Jive Joyful Mysteries, published
in u; ihe voice in the Wildcrness.
and a series of tractates on theological
subjects. He Is the author of a novel.
"The Greater Loveand -also wrot an
appreciation of Sarah Thorn c. once a
notea social worker In New York.
It Is recalled by his friends that the
Algernon Sidney, whose name he bears.
was the son of an Englishman who was
beheaded In the reign of Charles II for
writing tractates against the monarchical
Dr. Crapsey was married while he was
an assistant attached to the Trinity
Church staff, to Adelaide Trowbridge.
His wife Is a daughter of Marcus Henry
Trowbridge, who was editor and proprie
tor of the Catsklll Examiner. Dr. and
-Mrs. crapsey have had nine ehiMrn.
five sons and four daughters. Two of
me latter are dead.
Lives la Sagar-CoatccI House.
Sucar-coated nilla and iuni
long been known to the medical frater
nity, but It has remained fnr t txtiii
Jefferson, of Glenarm, Ky., to produce a
rear sugar-coated house. Such a phe
nomenon, however. Mr. Jefferson has Just
succecaeu in displaying to his neighbors
The children who hannened in Art- ir.
ferson's yard were attracted by a light
yellow covering which coated two sides
of the house, and which had attracted
the doss. The latter had attacked h
coating with avidity and had licked the
weatnerooaramg clear in several spots
Mr. Jefferson wai called and after Effffl TV
injr off. a little of the co.-itlnu- -with hin
knife discovered, that It was nothing
less than very finely crystallized brown
Mr. Jefferson's house Is surrounded on
two sides bv a wind break of sns-ar mnnlA
trees. The heavy sleet which had pre
viously laiien was driven through, these
trees and against the sides of the house,
leaving a covering of thin ice. It was the
next day that the sugar was discovered.
At the present season of the year the sap
in the trees has arisen to the tonmost
branches and the trees are ready for tap
nlnsr for eenulne manlf nvnin Tlpnlirinp-
this fact, the theory was advanced ' that
the sleet, being driven through the trees.
had been covered with sap from the
tlnv hranrhea Jtnrl th in had rrvial
ized after the Ice had melted from the
Oregon Homo Week: Why Not?
New Hampshire is already beginning to
boom old home week. Less than seven
years have elapsed since Governor Frank
West Rollins succeeded, with the help of
other loyal workers. In putting Into form
as a state-festival his Idea of aa old home
week Observance. The Manchester. N.
H., Union believes that the Idea has been
a profitable one for the State because
It has heightened and broadened the in
terest of former residents in the develop
ment and prosperity of their early home;
it has served as a stimulus and an In
spiration to present residents, and It has
attracted to the Stat the attention, of
rmany who otherwise might have passed
it with only casual notice." It is well
that the Mother State should call her
children home each Summer and entertain
them la a generous, loving way; to In
vite them to come back aad break bread
again with the family te let their broth
ers and sisters share with them their trl
umphs or their adversities and recall the
good eld days.
Judged by Yoht CompaHy.
Doa't become foad of a certain kind
ef deg; it Is sure to disgrace you.
-wallace Irwla la Collier's.
6fe lassRed -Bpoa her 'hills oat th
BhMc her saya of misty Mae;
The gayeat hearts, t&e sweetest air
That aey City e-rtr kaew.
Far T hava whiatled all tka Hifi
That thrieiea 49 her care-free hrcath.
Am4 T aaxa at 14 wHh her tkra-a
Swt arret- ki thi, rnawatK et Dt.
Ledr ef Voateroe. Jr t Bush,
Xrcr xaaea aha' pttr rear aat
Kta til Mm- Wsssims af 7ar Mk
' Cms it. ma rr ..Teuftk. easeth tha
Topography Is Eliminated.
La. Graade Observer. , ,
Under" this new law the euestloa ot
location of the various nominees Is ''large
ly lest sight of.
A "Direct" Result.
ought to make a great big mark on the
right side of the mate ledger.
Popular With the Farmers.
Mr. Bourne's strencth tvas. mtinh
greater in tl country districts than ra
the cities and "towns, and this fact holns
In proving the primary law Is a rxoular
thins: among the farmers.
The citi2en who is afraid nf th nn-
!e Should not vote for th T tr)lo
ture. under any consideration. tvi
state's choice should be the choice of
tha L.eelslatnrp mistaken r nn -mis
takes, so far as the personality of can-
uiuaies is concerned.
A Possible Result.
La Grande Observer.
When the Legislature reaches the elec
tion of United States Senators, on the
order of business. It should elect two.
one for" the short term and one for the
long terra in less than thirty minutes.
This will be a new record for Oregon,
and one that we rimy well be proud of.
Eliminate the Poor Man.
Portland Letter in Albany Democrat.
The direct primary election law has
at least demonstrated one thing that
a poor man of the dominant party
cannot accept a nomination to any of
fice, no matter what his Qualifications.
and must hereafter be eliminated as a
factor, unless the law be radically
The fact that the vote In this county
was only about half the registration and
the registration was 25 per cent short of
the voters of the county, does not apeak
well for the direct primaries. This Is
especially true when It Is considered that
the cost to the county Is about SO cents
for every vote cast.
Public Opinion Favors It.
Forest Grove News.
It is vet earlv tn rnm - iit,iv
definite opinion concerning the useful
ness and practicability of the new pri
mary law; but little or no sentiment
has been brought out against It by this
first trial, and public opinion seems to
be Slowlv hut surely nreHnltstln a.
Judgment In favor of it.
Not Entirely to His Llkinjr.
While It is evident that snm nf thn
results brought about by the new pri
mary jaw are not entirely to the liking
of thA averacn -RpniihUz-an n thle
county, yet it s best to draw the
mantle oi charity and to withhold
harsh criticism until further develop
ments are brought into view.
The direct primary nominating elec
tion Is over, the candidates for elec
tion in June have been named by the
voters of Oregon and of Tillamook
County, they have all received a good
majority and will be elected, provid
ing the Republican voters of this
county hold together for that purpose.
But will they?
Newberg Graphic -Some
Ideal candidates were selected
Friday who would never have had a
look-in under the reign of the party
boss and that is worth all the" cost
to the state. The direct primary stands
for real representative government
the new "square deal" policy. -It
stands for cleaner politics. Let's not
be hasty In condemning it.
Pleases the People.
The direct primary law has its de
fects, but in the main is correct. Those
who advocate Its repeal will not see
their wishes granted, and will belong
to the unpopular faction. The people
arc satisfied and pleased with the pos
session of such a direct nominating
prerogative, which carmot be wrested
from them. It gratifies them to have
candidates for offices appealing to
them. Instead of political bosses.
Demands Character and Money.
Forest Grove Times.
None but a rich man will enter into a
contest hereafter, and our friend Blllle
Clarke has an - answer to his question
when he said he wanted to see if a poor
man could be nominated to office under
the primary law. He cannot. But on th
other band, neither can the rich man
win because of his wealth. The men who
spent most fell by the wayside along
with the crowd. It requires character as
well as some money to win at the
Too Bg for Democrats.
It will be the Democratic business from
this time on to create an Impression that
Republican candidates are the creatures
of this faction or that, but they are not
going to succeed this year in bringing
about any such notion since the knGwI
edge Is general that no such statement
can be In the slightest manner substan
tiated by faats. The Democratic-and. . In
dependent press have a Job on their hands
this year they can't handle. Withycombe
Ir the people's candidate and he will
Produces Too Many Candidates.
Grant's Pass Observer.
It Is not easy to account for so many
electors refraining from voting, who
no doubt Intended to vote at the time
they registered, except upon the sup
position that the unexpected superflu
ity of candidates embarrassed them,
being entirely a new experience, and
that for want of a definite choice they
Just let the nominations drift as ther
had been long accustomed to do under
the "machine" system. This will no
doubt be corrected oa the next occa
sion, when the idea of direct popular
nomination will be mere familiar; and
candidates, probably, will net be'-qultc
All Daylight Politics Now.
Cathlamet (Wash.) Sun
For the arst time in the history of
Oregon, politics were done in the open.
What are known as "gum shoe" poll?
tics and "still hunts," which are still
so popular In this state, dea't go say
mere In Oregon. If a man wants aa
ef&ce he or his friends must come In
the 'open aad say so aad get after the
votes. Svery man stands on his awa
merits, and the voter expresses, his
prefereaees at tha polls aad don't ge.
traded out aad his will defeated by a
paak of Irresponsible delegates., .such
as we have, la ear aeuaty cdavatie
ay at am, where two er three expert
maalpaleters trade delegates rlfct ad
left asm frame u a aJtts fat whla,.th
peieple have ha voice-