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THURSDAY, OCTOHKR 15, IWO.
GKT A GRAFT.
Horace GroelyV familiar precept,
"Go wept, young man, go west,"
was no more fitting at the time
than l the adage of the present,
"Get a graft, young man, get a
graft." But the latter may lie ap
plied to young, middle-aged or old.
The remark is called forth prin
cipally on account of the growing
disposition of the American people
to ihoulder almost anything which
lavors of the shadowy order. Re
ligious, political, and commerical
grafu are the rule of the day.
Persons ensnared in the meshes of
any one of the numerous branches
of Yankee legerdemain are likely
to shudder when it is too late at
their lack of perception, but the
oatsider smiles, looks wise, and the
world passes on.
The recent news report to the
effect that John Alexander IWie
will undertake to buck the Wall
street financial monarch?, calls to
mind the fact that here is one man
who has worked to a successful fin
ish on of the most stupendous
grafu of modern history, Sol
alone has it been worked, but it is
still working, and the revenues are
continuing to pour into the coffers
of this self-appointed Elijah the
Dowie went to Chicago about
ten years ago and opened a lecture
room down in Englewood clofe to
the World Fair grounds. He was
penniless, but the Fates had favor
ed him with a stentorian voice
Bume personal magnetism, and a
superabundance of nnadulterated
brass, all three of which he worked
threadbare in his "struggle'-wifli
the imquitious world and his
scramble for the almighty dollar.
Just how successful he has been
in bis efforts to gain the shimmer
ing heights, may be gleaned from a
superficial inventory of his present
assets. He began his tirade of re
form, so called, in a one room
building and numbered not a
single follower. To-day his eight
story "home," bank building,
schools, and block of apartment
houses in the very heart of the city
of Chicago, together with the city
of Zion which be has founded with
its many buildings and factories
on the lake shore north of the city
are monuments which establish
beyond a doubt to the skeptical
mind that this tithing prop isition
of John As 18 one grand, sweet
successful graft. The defunct
Franklin syndicate, the late Hum
bert swindle, and scores of other
deceased get rich quick schenjps
sink. Juto Utt deepest shades
when compared with Eilijiah
Dowie's religious money making
teal. Together with his saintly
Big Clearance Sale
Owing to the Large Stock of Fall and
Constantly arriving, our store room will
II And In order to Get More Room
, For the New Goods, we are compelled to
kil Present Stock Of
Shirr Waiste- st-fa
j : wf
And Many Other
I) ONE RIO
. THIS SALE WILL
glory he stands forth as a San
hedrin of finance. Without a cop
per in ISM, and now worth $7,(XX),
000! And he has vet to record a
single day's lalmr.
Such a story would seem strong
ly tainted with the odor from
Arabian Night. But the truth
this instance prevails, and the
young American, and the old one,
too, may draw his own conclusions
from the example. It is evident
however, that a graft is th only
thing. Honest money making has
been relegated to the past century.
Not now is it found in the latest
Butterick fashion sheet, and the
young man of today must procure
a graft of respectable magnitude
before lie hows an entrance into
this tierce coniielitive ago. It is
the oen sesame to Wall street, the
the stock exchanges, society circles
and a score of business avenues,
and may be applied successfully
anu advantageously to a major
portion of I'ncle Sam's population.
Fools are horn on an average of
one a week, but the suckers are
multiplying like rabbits. Get a
graft, young man, get a graft.
TOO Ml'CH PIBI.ICITY.
The policy of publicity practic
ed by the press in regard to the at
tempted assassinations of Presid
ent Roosevelt, is likely to be gener
ally condemned in the not distant
future as being altogelher out of I
keeping wtth the secret service
ideas of judicious protection. These j
attempts on the life of the nation's
chief executive are beginning to
become common, and the 0en and
unguarded manner in which even
the minutest details are recited in
the newspapers is said to have met
decided disaprov.il by those whose
duty it is to surround the presid-lnd
ent with every possible safeguard,
To the average mind the big
headlines and long string of tele
grams, which are accompaniments
to these frequent attempts of as
sassination, are matters pertaining
to Dews and demanded by an in
discriminating public. But view
ed from a stand point of personal
safety to the president, a(f it must
necessarily be, the policy presents
many repulsive and forbidding
It is the common custom in the
police and detective circles of even
large city to give out to newspaper
reporters nothing in regard to
crimes of any magnitude until the
guilty parties have been detected.
To do so, thus bringing the detaijs,
and the manner in which a search
will be instutcd before the public,
only serves as an avenue of escape
for the criminal who watches with
a zealous eye the operations being
conducted for his capture. When
news is published relative to some
great crime the fact is generally
due to the eternal vigilance of the
police reportor, for'the policy of an
I efficient detective force is silence.
And it would seem that the lat-
tet would be the wisest course to
pursue in matters akin to the pre
sident's personal safety. Publish
ed reports concerning failure to de
prive him of his life cannot fail to
hare their weight with that sect
which would overthrow all forms
of civil government, or with the
semwational whose first erroneous
"'"n iiuioi liuuiiig UUUU9
-m-r VJIA A
CONTINUE UNTIL ALL
impression apparently is to take
the president's life in order to gain
imaginary fame. Both classes can
"oe the cause of failure in gaining
their ends and detailed accounts
only better prepare them for fur
KKPKAI. O.NK: liKPKAt, BOTH
The department of the Interim
has come to the startling conclu
sion that the timlvr and stone act
is hail very bail, inasmuch as
it allows some of I'ncle Sam's pro
teges to buy for MOO a qrartcrsoc
tion of timber which they have
heretofore disposed of with impu
nity at prices which were entirely
satisfactory to themselves. But
the department thinks that specu
lation is running rife; that person
are taking timber claims and per
haps selling them for live or six
times the purchase price; that the
hnancial impetus which they re
ceive as a result ot their disposals
is not, in the strict interpretation
of the law, "for their own exclusive
use and beneliit." It is probably
for the benefit of the Missouri
Compromise. But that is sarcasm.
and is making light of the impeii-'
trahle wisdom that issues from I
Let it suffice that the general
Commissioner has stated that tin-!
ler the present timber and stone!
act lumber companies tire getting
more 'h:'!' tneir share, mid that,
individn als in consequence must
cut " ,rom ''"'ir privileges.
B" Mr- Richards has neglected to
atate, tro, that speculation is run-
ni"g entirely without restriction in
the manipulation of scrip; that'
most of the fraud and most of the
illegal work is being carried on
penly by the lieu base o rators, j
'hat a far louder hue and cry j
lean he raised about the vicious leg- j
isiauon wnicn nas niioneii, aim
still continues to allow, the unre-
strietcd placing of scrip upon the
government domain to the exclu
sion of every American citizen.
Mr. Richards and tiie depart
ment have started the argument.
Xow let it be ended if necessary by
a repeal of both laws. Reduce the
simulation of corporations as well
as that of individuals if bv so do- cided success.)
nig a panacea for the evils will
have been secured. But judging' W- Gibson and daughter,
from the present uspect n( matters, returned yesterday from
it does not look as if the timber! Krlen Springs, Cul., where Miss
syndicates, whose 'speculation tlic'Ii"'lJr liK" vimtinit her sister,
department has so jovfullv threat-
ened to stop, will suffer much from
a repeal of the law ill question.
The "Tragedy of a Newspaper
Write Up." which has la-en played
before crowdej houses and with
mixed success over in Bend, sittiis
to have been outclassed by
comedy "Pie Eating
Knile." The msiior portion
Bend's "-100" indulges in the Iki
lief that the play shows poor taste,
but nothing as yet has been said
about the pie.
The General, Land office
Washington has just arrived at
the conclusion that speculators in
timber lands are getting rich at !
the expense of the nation. How
awful it must be to awaken
denly from a deep sleep!
throw all Our
It is said the lire in Maker City,
which charred and begrimed the
city's lMk, did not make any
perceptible change In the color of
some of the records.
A news report has it that a
"blind-pig" is iH'ing run with great
financial success in a small town
.n western Kansas. Wonder how
King it will take Carrie to rase ita
Additional Locals. Jr
(i, W, Wiley, a prominent stock
man of Post, was in the city sever
al days this week on business.
Mrs. I,. J. King, mother of Mis.
C. K. McDnwvll, has returned from
an exlendnl visit with friends and
relatives in Brownsville.
Ernest Starr has returned from
the Cascade mountains where he
has lieon for several months and is
visiting friends in the city.
BeiwJones has purchased the A.
II. I.ippman proorty on W,
Seventh street and will mora into
the house the first of the month'
George Xoble and family moved
into the Pity this week from Pauli
na. They will nrcupy their new
residence which has lately been
W. (i. Killcnbeck was in thecitv
r, Culver Wednesday Ho has
' K,,, hauling in grain during the
1!lst n,i,t, to the flour mills, and
inspects to dispose of alaiut MX)
bushels of wheat this fall.
K. II. Sparks and wife have
: boon in the citv the nasi week
They were on their way to the
Mack Butte ranch from Silver
Lake where Mr. Sparks disKeil
oi ziini Head ot the company's
A. C. Hampton, teacher of the
Adel school, is a prominent teacher
of the county and took an active
part at the institute last week
Ukevifw Herald. (Mr. Hampton
taught the district school at liend
hi"' year where he met with
K",", 1 """nrd, the past two
years. Mr. tubsnn snvs the roads
between here and Eugene are hot
tomless sinoo the recent rains..
Dr. H. P. Belknap stated this
week that two fine prospects with
in a stone's throw of the Dixie
Meadow's mine near Prairie City
had been opened up and showed
good ore bodies, the claims were
(; formerly owned by his brother, S.
I. Belknap, R. A. Reese and Geo.
Knight and have la-en purchased
by the mining firm of Belmnn A
The Athletic club has practically
decided upon the site for its club-
house and gymnasium. The
mitlee appointed to look after (he
matter will report favorably thin
evening at the regular meeting on pl'"ii to tnke. When all them
the nlanine mill oronertv which i fa"u "' ,,,ltl; consideration it is
nu the market for 20t)0. The
iiiiiwing can very 'easily he con
verted into the'kiiJil of apartments
the chili would want, and the se
lection if made will be a wise one.
,A. E.1 NATHAN B 'Co's
j. F; MORRIS'S
The iest "Wearing and Pitting Line of
GKKT'S CLOTHING 1
jKvor Urought to Prineville. 81TUCTL.Y
I ALL 1'KICKS AM) SIZES NEW AND NOHBV
DRY GOODS MILLINERY GROCERIES
Dont Forget the Special
KSCAI'K IS SOON THWARTED
Vigilance of Sheriff Prevents Pos
sible Break of Clevo Doukel
From the County Jail.
" ' I
To the extreme watchfulness
which has been maintained by
Sheriff Sam Smith and Deputy
Claypool over Cleveland Donkel
since his arrest, is probahlv due
the tact that the prisoner is still
confined In the county jail. Since
the day the young mini was" first
placed in a evil the sheriff has
been unceasing in his efforts to
prevent an outbreak by the prison- j
er which he had reason to fear
might he attempted, -iiul a dis
cover) made the first of the week
furnishes ample grounds for the
The sheriff accompanied by de
puty Claypool, visited the cell to'
take the prisoner his supper ami,1
us is their custom, made a careful
search of the room. Over in the.
darkest comer against the wall
was found a ropo which had been '
made from an old cot cove ring. !
The prisoner had pulled the warpj
from the canvas and Iw islcd it jn.j
to a rope, then taking live coals'
from the stove had burned out the1
ro which were sewed around
the mitaldti of the canvas to
strengthen it. These he had tied '
together making a strong rope,!
some sixteen feet in length.
A further search levealed another j
piece alaiut four foot iit length ly.'
ingnn the table and carefully!
covered with old newspapers, llr
had evidently heard the sti of
the sheriff and deputy about the
time he was lying this to the long-'.
er piece and had covered it up so '
that it would not be noticed. j
Sheriff Smith would not talk ;
regarding the young man's 'inten
tions, hut it is probable that the
prisoner aimed to get the advant
age of either the sln-iift or deputy
Claypool at some meal time and
bind them with the roie so an es
cape could lie effected. If these
were tbi designs ol the young
man, credit is ilue the sheriff's of
fice for completely thwarting them.
If the ropes had hecn made as a
pastiaie and not for future use it
is not likely, that the prisoner
would have Ihi-ii so careful ill con
flmiiibrrlalit'a faugh Mrmi-Mr
No one who is iiim iintcil with it
gissl ittnliticrt can lie Hiirriiil at tlm
grciH popularity of 'h oiilierl,iin'
Cough Itemed)-, ft not only ciiren
oolils anil grip cfli-utuiilly and perimi
unity, lint prevents these iliein
(nun resulting in pneumonia. It is
also a certain cure or croup. Whoop
ing cough in not ilanicenius when ;lu
remedy la given. It cc ntailia
com-Lopiiim ur other harmful aulmtaiicc
ami may lie given n rnnlidently to
osoy in in an ailult. it is than
not aiirjiriaiiig unit people in loreign
lands, as well as nl home, esteem tliia
remeny very highly and very lew are
willing to lake any other idler having
oce iiied it. , Forrnle by all drug-
Sale, on Men's ami Boys'lj
Nothing has ever equalled It.
Nothing can ever inrpast It.
Ol (IK HHtl Mc ill fli
A Perfect , For All Tlirout ant!
Cure t ' Lung Trouble
Moo.ybacklf lintlfc Tri4l SolUM IN
I'.. I'. HOIiliS, .Miiimgoe
Good Meals and Rooms
Miller Juildinjf, Prineville, Oregon
KISII AND (IAMK IS 8KASON
BIIKAD AND PIKS KOH THK TUADIC
SPECIAL RATES TO BOARDERS
N. A. Tye
Boy' and Youth' Jaok Knifa Shoa,
A Razor Kind Jack Knife With. Every Pair. All Sles and
Widths. Price From $2.25 to $2. SO Par Pair.
Wa Also Have A Full Llna of Man'
Shoes. Also Ladle, Girls and Babies.
of our Summer Hats ul Cost in order to make
room lor our New Line of Winter Goods.
Flics carry ccnlaginn Into
N. A. TYE and
piacksmithing That Plea s
Is The Kind Von (Jet lit
J. II. WIGLE'S
COIUKTT & F.l.KU'S'S
A Stock ol Farm Machinery
You will find
' HICVCLES of all rimhI makes
Kamhlcrs, Imperials, Ideals, and many
otheri. A gmnl line of llieyele Humlrlea AT HllfTrS.
WATTS MARBLE 1
Watts A Baker, Props.
Marble aiid Granite Monuincnts
All Kinds of Stone Work
FIRST CLASS WORK -AT LOWEST ;
Second Street, ' The Dalles, ( :
Dally Between Prineville and Shanlko
I,eave Hhanikn, 6 p. in. Arrive! at Prineville 8 a. in,
beavea Prineville 1 p. m. ArrivcaatHlianikola.nl.
First Class Accommodations
1JUY your millini:ry
. . nnl . .
M-S. ED BMDFOHD'S
SncccKHor to Mra. Suaie Blnyinn
' Up-to date Millinery at lean than city pricea.
Drtwi Making Parloni in connection. .
Mrs. Nellie Brlggs, Prop,
A Spvclulty Miulc Of
l ing loo Ci-enm,.,
In Tint Building IWuicily
Occupied t' Mra. McTuggnil
your linme. Tanglefoot catches
i& a OAiK
aim ion hand
c-Slmio Sla line