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THE DESPERATION OF A CANDIDATE.
It is truly pathetic to find the Demo
cratic candidate sorrowing over the
unscrupulous methods his opponents
are employing In the campaign. His
eense of propriety and of civic virtue is
awfully shocked at what he beholds or
imagines. He puts up this story, to-wit
The chairman of the Republican Na
tional Committee was the Secretary of
Commerce and Xabor. In that position
he had opportunities for gaining Infor
mation that he is believed to be turn
ing to use In politics. As chairman of
the committee he Is now trying to elect
the President His chief duty in this
endeavor is the collection of a campaign
fund. "And now it is notorious,"
shrieks Mr. Parker, "that there has
resulted from this organized lmportu
nlty whatever may be .the precise way
in which it Is made effective an over
flowing treasury to the committee, of
which boast is openly and continually
Let us say, first, that Republicans
haven't been hearing about this "over
flowing treasury"; much less have they
heard of any "boasting" about it On
the contrary, it is "notorious" through
out Republican circles that money is
and has been extremely scarce for this
campaign. All who have approached
Republican headquarters have received
the same uniform tale about the scarc
ity of funds. Judge Parker Is simply
repeating statements Invented by press
and speakers of his own party, of which
they have no proof whatever. From
what "corporations" or "trusts" has
Chairman Cortelyou been extorting or
soliciting funds? Party press and party
speakers have been making this asser
tion for weeks. Challenged to name
even a single Instance, they have made
no response except to4 repeat their
general assertion. If they had such In
formation, can it be supposed they
would no thasten to give R? But, like
liars when they perceive they are not
believed, they raise their voice still
But what of the party programme of
this virtuous gentleman, whose senslbll
itles are so stirred by an Invention of
his own partisan supporters? It Is
based on an immorality of depth and
oreadth and heighth unequaled in our
politics, and long lasting. It started
with an alliance of the pro-slavery
South with the great City of New York,
in the days before the Civil "War, and
has continued to this day. During the
civil war New York was the only dis
loyal city of the North, and so disloyal
was it that it was necessary to detach
divisions of .veteran soldiers from the
Army of the Potomac to put down Its
riotous resistance to the war for the
Union. The city threw an Immense
majority against Lincoln In 1860, and
again In 1B6 the vote being more than
two to one against that Lincoln whom
Judge Parker now pretends to laud and
to honor. To this day the combination
of the City of New York with the Solid
South has been maintained the latter
through suppression not only of the suf
frage but of discussion, throwing In 159
electoral votes, always counted in ad
vance; the former undertaking through
Tammany, the most -flagitious as It iaM
the largest municipal organization that
ever existed, to supply through the vast
voting hordes of the city, and through
the Influence of great combinations of
capital that resist all efforts to bring
them under legal control, the remaining
number of electoral votes necessary to
the success of this gigantic conspiracy
against the fundamental principles of
the country and its government Judge
Parker never has been the man to re
sist this conspiracy; he now Is Its fig
urehead and the man to do its bidding,
if Its present scheme should succeed.
Individual Democrats have been and
are worthy men; but the Democratic
party has been infamous, these fifty
years, and the enemy of the country
It is the present head of this party who
is distressed- lest its opponents should
sully the honor and subvert the liberties
of the country! It certainly Is an in
stance of sufficient hardihood: and If it
be said that this criticism Is harsh, the
ready answer Is that Judge Parker's
attack deserves even harsher treatment
The candidate of the conspiracy be
tween Tammany and the Solid South
backed as all know by Belmont's bank'
ing and railway syndicates, and by
Havemeyer, of the Sugar Trust, and as
Is commonly believed by Rockefeller
and. Rogers, of Standard OH, assuming
a virtue and prating about the subver
sion of hosest suffrage and overthrow
. of political Ideals, by -opponents 1 Let it
pass for bald effrontery; for that's
what It is. ' '
It is, difficult always to ascertain the
sources of campaign funds, or the
amount of the contributions. In every
political campaign money is necessary.
and if the sums are supposed to be
large conjecture will be busy about the
sources of them. It is fully believed
that great syndicates and trusts are
backing Parker; yet the belief has no
positive proof, but stands on the be
havior or attitude of the Belmont-
.Havemeyer-iSugar Trust-Standard Oil,
Coal Trust and Railway gangs, some of
whom are openly for Parker and have
been from the first, while others have
spoken with Intense hitterness against
Roosevelt. Thus, there are more indi
cations by far that the so-called trusts
are acting -with the Democratic Com
mittee than with the Republican. In
any event the "inside" never will be
known; but it is known that a syndicate
acting through Belmont at .St. D6uls,
nominated Parker, and it is known that
Havemeyer, of the Sugar Trust, and
Rogers, of Standard Oil, have been
roaring against Roosevelt. On the other
hand, if Judge Parker or his committee
had any such indications that great
trusts and corporations were supporting
Roosevelt, you may besure they would
be specific In their statement; for" it
would be worth everything to Parker If
they would name some of the mighty
trusts and corporations which he says
"have been putting up fabulous sums of
money for election of Roosevelt. But
he will not, nor will his committee. Not
that they prefer the indirect and skulk
ing method. They simply have no
facts. Parker would be elected If he
could support his statements by giving
names and particulars; and you may
well suppose he would if he could.
SHARP STRATEGY OF PROIOS.
Smart are prohis. Why? For letting
local optionists bear the heat and bur
den of last election while they them
selves dozed in the shade and laid plans
to get busy.
Prohis knew all the time that the
local option bill was a prohibition
dodge, but kept still as mice. "When
optionists denied prohibition, prohis
didn't squeak. But I. H. Amos, big
chief of the prohis, laughed in his
sleeve. Now that the law is enacted
and prohis are busy, optionists - cry
Sneak!" It's too bad, really. Smart
prohis. Stupid optionists.
Did a man dare call the local option
bill Its name last June, a frantic anti-
saloon leaguer or reformer was a-strad-
dle of his neck. Amid it all prohis
moved cat-footed and with bated
breath. But they quietly promised to
use the bill for all the prohibition it was
worth, should It be enacted Into law;
yes, Indeed, there was no mistake about
that Their benighted allies did not.
however, think they had enough spunk.
And so the allies used the prohl polit
ical machinery, not knowing it was
If prohis were mum, discretion was
the better part of political valor. As
often as they boasted of their purpose,
down on their heads showered the
wrath of their allies. Whenever
sharp-eyed mortal detected prohibition
optionists howled round him like Co
manche Indians. If he intimated that
things were not perfectly lovely be
tween the prohis and the anti-saloon
leaguers, he was all but scalped and
And now, behold the voter, who was
beguiled with the promise of precinct
option, unable to accomplish his desire
unless he shuts out liquor from the
whole county. Verily his ears were fed
on wind. Smart prohis. A gold brick.
INDEPENDENCE THAT IS REAL.
Ethan Allen, of Tacoma, Democratic
candidate for the Legislature, unlike
some of his colleagues higher up on the
ticket seems to be a man possessing
firm convictions as to right and wrong,
honesty and dishonesty, and a proper
respect for the rights of his fellow-men.
When the Pacific Coast Lumber Mann
facturers' Association asked Mr. Allen
vto sign fa. pledge to support "any and
all measures" that may secure for the
state the 40-cent lumber rate demanded.
Mr. Allen declined and accompanied the
declination with some excellent reasons
therefor. Among other food for reflec
tion which he supplied to the voters
was the following:
A man who may enter public office, has no
conceivable right to pledge himself to other
action than the honorable conduct of that of
fice. I am In favor of this 40-cent rate, yet,
because I refuse to pledge myself to support
"'any and all measrurea" that the lumber as
sociation shall ask me to support, my oppo
nents are to be held up to you as the only
ones fit to be Intrusted with the lawmaking
power. I wear no collar, neither railroad nor
There Is nothing in the past history or
the present outlook In Washington poll
tics to warrant the belief that this
manly declaration for good, old-fash
ioned honesty In politics will be recog
nlzed. At the same time It Is refresh
ing, and serves to call attention again
to the Iniquitous methods which the
lumbermen have adopted In their efforts
to secure a 40-cent rate. As we have
previously stated. The Oregonlan is not
passing on the merits or demerits of
the 40-cent rate. That is a matter
which comes within the province of the
Interstate Commerce Commission or the
courts, and it can never be adjusted
by any act of a State Legislature un
less that Legislature stoops to the
methods of the grafter and blackmailer.
The support of "any and all meas
ures" means much at a Legislature,
especially a Washington Legislature.
Every man who has ever attended the
sessions at Olympla can recall numer
ous "cinch" bills that have been Intro
duced by political highwaymen for no
other purpose than blackmail and ex
tortion. These bills will, of course, be
in evidence at the coming session of
the Legislature. No body of lawmakers
ever assembled in Washington or any
other state without Including in their
number a few unscrupulous grafters
who can be depended on to handle such
legislation. Accordingly we shall And
emergencies arising at Olympla wherein
the votes, of these outlaws will count as
heavily as those of the presumably
more respectable members of the Legls
lature. Then the decent and hlghmlnd
ed members who have pledged them
selves to support "any and all meas
ures" will be called upon to redeem the
pledge they have taken.
Among dther legislation slated for ac
tlon at Olympla Is the repeal of the
antl-gambllng law. The demand for
the repeal of this law comes from about
as select an assortment of social out
casts "as ever cut a throat or scuttled
a ship," but the gamblers "will go to
the front with at least a few votes
pledged, and the. credentials for ecur
ing others. The logical sequence Is a
trade between the gamblers and the
lumbermen. But this prostitution of
the lawmaker's powrs does sot end
with the assistance given bad legisla
tion. It can also be used as a club with
which to kill off measures of real merit
Nothing quite so pernicious has yet
been Introduced into a political cam
paign by respectable men, although
such tactics have long been in vogue
by the grafters and blacklegs of the
under world. The independence of Mr.
Allen and one or two other members
who have followed his example will
probably cost them their election, but
there will be no humiliation In defeat
under such circumstances.
ALL HAIL TO CLACKAMAS!
Many a futile rainbow has faded un
seen In the spray of Willamette Falls
and many a noble chlnook has wasted
in the swirl below, but no' longer is It
vanity. The Hon. George Brownell Is
Acting Governor; and not only that, but
Acting Secretary of State to boot and
President of the Senate. Dreamiest
of dreams come true! Who was ever so
big before in Oregon that he could oc
cupy these three highest pinnacles at
Though the two-fold cloak of dignity
shall drape George's figure but a hasty
span, the patter of Winter's rain on
Autumn's leaves in Clackamas no
longer Is dreary, nor melancholy the
murmurous music of Willamette beside
McLoughlin's cypressed tomb. Never
before has fertile Clackamas nursed In
her bosom the chief of state. Years back
the first Provisional Governor, George
Abernethy, was hers, but that was long
ago, ere farmers learned to trade their
votes lor free legal service In the city
by the falls.
How will the Clackamas Nonpareil
use his prerogatives and Immunities?
What occasion could be more "extraor
dinary," In the meaning of the consti
tution, than this for convoking the
Legislature? Will he remove the Su
preme Judges, call out the militia to
execute the laws against the corpora
tions and railroads and labor unions,
summon the "naval forces of this state"
to stop illegal fishing in Clackamas
River, empty the Penitentiary and dis
miss Governor Chamberlain's myrmi
dons and their families who are said to
have fattened themselves on that Insti
tution? Will he makeJlm Campbell
Adjutant-General? How about Grant
Dlmlck for Penitentiary Warden and
Tom Ryan for something else? Might
not Physician Kuykendall's hope go
glimmering? Could we not have Sena
tor Fulton's friends put on the Pilot
Commission at Astoria, or would that
be possible after Senator Fulton has
chased George away from re-election to
Presidency of the Senate?
And the fees of Chamberlain are
they not George C.V.? The princely
emoluments of Dunbar, too? Verily the
worthy poor of Clackamas County and
all that vote should live dry and warm
Let not Will Gatens,' Chamberlain's
secretary, usurp Mr. Brownell's prerog
ative. What, a clerk more exalted than
the sweet statesman of the Clackamas
and the President of the Senate? Let
Gatens keep off the grass. George C.
shall plant his legs under that mahog'
any desk In the Statehouse and Impress
the bosom of his pants on the executive
scat and be custodian of those regi
mental colors that bear blood stains of
Oregon heroism from beyond the sea
PRUDENOE IN AERIAL NAVIGATION.
It is impossible to withhold a word of
admiration for Professor T. S. Baldwin,
of San Francisco. He Is Inventor of the
dirigible balloon which has been stupe
fying amazed thousands at the St
Louis Fair by Its wondrous flights
through the air. Some days since the
airship slowly sailed into the heavenly
blue with a very tight hold on mother
earth by means of a long and strong
rope. Then the rope was discarded and
the- monster tested its pin feathers, so
to speak, by rising to the prudent
height of twenty feet and doing various
Interesting stunts. Then again the
navigator, who had returned from pre
vlous excursions with a whole hide,
sound limbs and tolerably serene nerve.
essayed to fly over the entire City of
St Louis. He got back all right Yes
terday he surpassed all previous at
tempts by rising 1000 feet, bucking the
wild winds at will, and coming back to
terra firma right side up with care.
It is to be observed that throughout
all these perilous ventures the Inventor
risked his life by proxy only. He pro
cured the services of a young aerial
navigator who had more faith In the
machine and his own good luck than
Baldwin had. But the Inventor doubt
less thought it unfair to science and a
curious and Interested world to take
the chance of depriving posterity of the
benefits of his further experiments, and
he remained on land. He knows the
dangers of the fickle air currents; of a
great silken bag confainlng an explo
sive element like gas; of a heated mo
tor adjacent to th6 gas; of steering ap
paratus likely from the nature of its
construction to get out of order; and of
the deadly power of gravity over live
bodfes falling from a great height The
airship navigator Is and probably will
remain on a par In the hazard of his
calling wlththe parachute Jumper; and
if he keeps It up the end Is likely to be
the same. So we' shall continue to re
gard the Baldwin experiments with In
terest and no little concern for Bald
A DEMOCRATIC BOOMERANG.
The American farmers, who are this
year receiving the highest average price
that they have realized for their wheat
since the early '20s, will be much
pleased with the efforts of the Demo
crats to have the tariff on wheat re
moved. As a sample of ludicrous rea.-
sonlng the Democratic argument In fa
vor of its removal Is also amusing. The
Dallas (Tex.) News very kindly sounds
the warning for the Republicans with
the statement that "the short crop of
American wheat and Hie rise In the
price of bread as a natural consequence
have brought the Republican party face
. to face with a condition which it little
anticipated when Its leaders framed the
Dingley bill." The News predicts that
the question will be one of the most
Important that will come before the
next session of Congress, and warning
ly remarks that "It remains to be seen
whether the dominant party will stand
out against , the people to the enrich
ment of a few traffickers in wheat who
alone are benefited by the Dingley
Here Is argument fully as lucid as the
mathematical calculation xhlcb, by the
addition of two and two, secures a sum
total of five. The Dingley tariff on
wheat was placed there for the protec
tlon of the.-'Amerlcan farmer. Never
before, since the enactment of the law.
has there been so little wheat offering
for export or such high prices main
talned at home. And yet Europe and
all of the rest of the world are today
I buying cheap wheat, and nothing but
the tariff prevents the American farmer
from belnjfc subjected to the competition
of India, the Argentine and Russia.
The trend of the American markets for
the past few months seems to indicate
a home demand for nearly all of our
wheat at prices materially higher than
those prevailing abroad.
These prices would be impossible If
the duty of 25 cents per bushel would
be removed, and the American farmer
would suffer accordingly. The present
is exactly the condition that was an
ticipated when the Dingley law was
framed. It may be questioned whether
or not these prices are warranted by
actual conditions at home, or are partly
due to manipulation, but there can be
no question about the advantage of the
tariff at this time, so far as the farmer
Is concerned. The "traffickers in
wheat" have no concern in the matter.
and are decidedly indifferent as to
whether there Is" a duty on wheat or
whether It comes In free. Prices cut no
particular figure with their operations.
They buy and sell on the market price,
and their profits and margins are prac
tically the same whether the farmer Is
receiving 50 cents or 51 per bushel for
There are a great many thousand
wheatgrowers In Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, and they have all made
money this year because the shortage In
the Middle West and Northwest has
created a demand for their wheat at
higher prices than it would command in
Europe. Oregon wheat, or wheat flour,
from these three states has been sold as
tar isast as New , York, Boston ana
Philadelphia, and as far South as New
Orleans, ajuFffie busffifessHicsJjeen rjan-
uerea possioie oniy oecause me auiy on
foreign wheat was sufficiently nigh to
shut It out of the field. As evidence
that the duty has added nearly 25 cents
per bushel to the value of our wheat,
there have been several occasions this
season when the price In this country
lacked less than three cents of reach
ing a figure where foreign wheat could
come-In and, after paying a duty, sell
at the same price as the American prod
A repeal of the Republican duty on
wheat may be good argument for Texas
voters, but it will fall on deaf ears In
the Pacific Northwest The farmer vote
will hardly go Democratic for the pur
pose of securing free wheat from the
pauper-labor countries like India and
A boy of 16 years, held for murder
In the jail at Vancouver, B. C, since
last February, was taken out a few
days ago for trial, In apparently a dy
ing condition, he having contracted tu
berculosis during his long term of 1m
prlsonment This example does not
bear out the contention that British
Justice Is swift In Its movements. The
vlciousness of the law's delay, pf which
we hear so much In this country, could
hardly be more strikingly or painfully
illustrated than It has been In this in
stance. The evidence upon which this
wretched lad was held was purely clr
cumstantlal, and he should not have
been allowed to perish, practically
speaking. In prison from a disease con
tracted there while waiting during slow
months for the hearing to which, guilty
or Innocent, he was entitled.
A drunken man, while in a state of
homicidal frenzy, was shot and killed
In Tacoma by his son Monday after
noon. The young man's plea Is self-
defense and the defense of his mother,
both of whose lives were In danger, or
so thought to be, from the violence of
the Intoxicated husband and father. If
Investigation proves the truth of the
son's story, his act, shocking as It was,
must pass as justifiable homicide. The
case is not an isolated one In this state.
Such cases seldom go beyond the pre
liminary examination that follows the
voluntary surrender of the parricide
who slew his father to save the life of
his mother. Lamentable as Is such an
act, it Is held to be Justified by what
has gone before.
New York probably will be a very
close state. If the result depended on
New York It would be fairly open to
doubt and debate. But It does not
New York though Roosevelt has at
least or worst an even chance to carry
the state Is not at all necessary to his
election. But it Is necessary to Par
ker's election; and then there will be
forty-one to fifty-six votes lacking,
New York State, through the villainy
of Tammany In the days of Tweed,
voted even against Grant. That might
be repeated now.. Hence if the result
now depended on New York, we should
call It doubtful. At least, there would
be much more Interest In the returns
than there actually will be.
Hay's speech at New York had point
The Democratic party was described as
"a fortuitous concourse of unrelated
prejudices." The Republican party "Is
the ship all else Is the sea." It would
Indeed be "a policy of adventure, reck
less and wild," to put the control of the
Government in other hands until "the
Republicans forsake their record and
the Democrats get rid of theirs." At St
Louis a destructive platform was
adopted. Then there was an attempt
to mend matters by nominating for the
Presidency "a gilt-standard man who
had voted for free silver whenever he
got a chance." All of which and there
was more of It is mighty good epl
Our Senators and Representatives In
Congress will do all theycan to bring
a transport or two to Portland. Same
old story. Somebody Is always needed
to show the War Department that Port
land Is on the map with one of the
world's great rivers bearing its com
merce to and from the sea. Our Sena
tors and Representatives will do all
they can to Inject that fact into the
thick cranium of the War Department
Even if wars of the barbers are pain
ful, they have taught many men to
shave themselves. Luckily a citizen
can perform that function for himself
in the seclusion of his domicile whether
the day be Sunday or the hour mld-
nlcht TCn donbt msnv a noor devil of
a barber heeds the -money, but how
about the poor devil with the sprouting
Tn a country where crass is Kreen
all the year and butter fat brings a
fancy price, a dairyman who dilutes his
milk with water deserves to be fined
four times. A dairyman has Just been
taxed $25 in the Justice Court for Ms
fourth offense. He should move to a
country where Natmre is greedier.
Admiral Dewey, it is said, has taken
an active position in support of Presl
dent Roosevelt To be sure. Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt, along
about May 1, was a most power
ful supporter of Admiral Dewy
THE BETTING AS A SIGN.
What It Is That .Makes the Election
of Parker Impossible.
New York Sun, October 27.
The bets on the election of which, there
is a dally record represent an utterly
Insignificant part of the money which
has been risked throughout the Union on
the election of President Roosevelt Thcy
afford only a trifling indication of the
prevailing confidence In that result aa
compared with that of the stock market
and business and enterprise generally.
Whatever other causes may have con
tributed to give the upward Impetus to
the stock market which has been so re
markable recently, the prime and most
potent cause has been unquestionable
confidence In the election of Mr. Roose-
elt and the continuance of the tried
and successful policy of the party now
la control of the Government The
stock market may be described as pe
culiarly an "election market" For the
moment the international complication
caused by the Russian outrage or blunder
or hysterical demonstration of timidity
In the North Sea has thrown something
of a cloud over the situation, but it
seems reasonable to assume that all pos
sible danger of serious trouble will soon
be removed by proper explanation and
apology on the part of Russia. That cloud
dissipated, the hopefulness whioh had
risen In the financial and commercial
world will bo restored.
This confidence, bred of the prevailing
confidence of business and speculation in
the continuance of the Republican party
In power, recalls the state of business
sentiment as the election of 1900 was
closely approached. It Is even stronger,
so far as is indicated by the steady ad
vance in prices on the Stock Exchange
during a very considerable period since
the opening of the present Presidential
canvass, and more especially during the
last few weeks.
That is, many millions have been
risked In Wall street on the election of
Mr. Roosevelt, and the speculators who
have ventured their money because of
that feeling of assurance have been men
In every part of the Union and In both
parties. Even the South, which will vote
solidly against' Mr. Roosevelt has corf-
trlbuted considerably, If not largely, to
speculation which would not exist It
there was not such a feeling. If there
should arise any serious and widespread
doubt of that result of the election the
speculative current would at once be re
versed, with consequences .which would
be calamitous, at least Immediately.
In the business world generally there
would be a like setback If the theory of
the continuance of the Republican party
in power now so strong, should be
abandoned to any wide extent To say
that the policy In Government which
the Republican party represents gives
a basis of certainty to business, and that
the substitution for It of the problemati
cal policy of the Democratic party would
introduce a serious element of uncer
tainty Into business, is not to express
partisan prejudice, but to record a fact
which Is recognized by every man of
affairs. The election of Mr. Parker
would put business all at seaT No definite
calculations of the results of it could be
made, except that the doubt would be
distinctly Injurious, if not calamitous.
Mr. Hay expressed the. feeling when ho
said on Wednesday night that "if you
vote the Republican ticket you know
what you are doing, but no wizard son
of a seventh son can tell what the Demo
crats would do with the Government If
It was given to them."
It Is that .conviction which produces
the assurance among men of business
and finance that the common sense of the
American people makes the election of
Mr. Parker impossible. The business and
speculative world Js proceeding on the
assumption that the policy of the Gov
ernment during the last eight years will
be continued for four years more.
The Parker Primer.
Kansas City Star.
Today's lesson from-the Parker Politi
cal Primer: v
Who la the great foe of corporate greed?
How do we know this?
His friends tell us so.
Who are these friends?
Mr. August Belmont. Mr. W. F. Shcehan.
Mr. Cord Meyer and ex-Senator James Smith,
Why are these gentlemen so anxious to check
Because, as directors of trust?, they appreci
ate the menace to the common people from the
Hare we sny further evidence as to the
Democratic candidate's attitude?
Yes. The character of the contributors to the
campaign fund is a guarantee of the sincerity
of the fight on trusts.
"Who are these contributors?
The financiers of tho Standard Oil group and
of certain other great corporations.
why are these great corporations contributing
funds for an attack on themselves?
Became their mnacm n. vr
tious and they fear that unless Judge Parker
la elected they may forget themselves and take
an undue advantage of the plain people.
Is this not good of them?
Yes. But they- are all Beautiful Characters
and they live only to do good to others.
Honors an Open Enemy.
Thomas E. Watson.
Therefore. I say. I am aealnst Mr.
Roosevelt But his letter rings with
manly frankness and resolution. He does
not dodge; he does not straddle; he Is
not playing wltn loaded dice; It Is not a
confidence game. He comes square out
tells you: "This Is the thing I am
for; the situation as you see it; the yoke
as you feel It; the injustice as you know
It I am for It, I am for It and If you
elect me that Is the thing you are going
to continue to get " (Applause.) And,
as much as I am against him. I can honor
the bold and open enemy, as every fighter
honors the foeman who 13 worthy of his
steel, -and who gives him a fair fight In
an open field. (Applause. A voice:
now aDout tne otner renow? ) 1 am J
going to treat of the other fellow. (Laugh
ter and applause.) Judged by every prin
clple of political definition, the Republl
can party is a party that has a creed
which unites them all, a purpose which
combines their individual strength, a lead
er who says: "I am ready to fight for
this thing because I think It Is right
That Same Divine.
Rev. D. L. Rader, editor of the Pacific
Christian Advocate, of Portland, Insult
ed Portland womanhood. at the state con
vention of thn Oregon W. C. T. U. in
that city last Thursday by stating that
"there are more bad women' than good
women in Colorado, and about half of the
women In Portland are bad." That Is
the same divine who restored gambling
to the city of Tacoma a few months ago
by using his church Influence in favor of
the Democratic candidate xor Mayor,
Wright Since the latteris election gamb
ling, although a felony,. Is as public as
of old all due to the reverend doctor's
dabbling In politics. Some people grow
wiser with age, but the doctor isn't among
A Warning to Married Men.
The wife of a Kansas City man has
srot a divorce from him for good but
strange cause. The head and front of
his offending her Is this: "Whenever I
asked for anything (says the lady) I "al
ways got It without question." Naturally
she wearied of "that kind of humdrum
existence." The excellent man was too
tame and plgeon-llvered. The lady pined
to bo contradicted. She wearied of per'
petual Summer and "haying her own'
way always. A solemn and needed warn
Ins! Oh, our brothers in the married
state! Lest half of it secede, be not too
yielding and suave! Play the 'bluster
ing. Bubbly Jock" occasionally. The chief
falling of us wen is that we are too good.
Joe the world and to. our women SatkJ.
THE SOUTHERN VOTERS' POWER
St Louis Globe-Democrat
Some of the political arithmetic men
are showing that in 11 Southern States,
which constitute the nucleus of the solid
South, l.ESO.OOO voters In 1900 ..elected 112
members of the electoral college, while
New York's 1.54S.000 voters chose only 36
members of that body. If the New York
voter had the same power !n the election
his state would have chosen 92 members
of the electoral college instead of So.
If the Southern voter were on an exact
kcquallty with the New Yorker in voting
power his 112 members of the electoral
college would have shrunk to 43. Some
thing Hko 43,000 voters were required in
New York to offset 16.700 votera In the
This Inequality In voting power works
a serious injustice to the North and West,
the great progressive and Republican sec
tion of the United States. It is on the
votes of the men who have several times
the weight of the Northern voters In the
electoral college that Parker relies for his
poll In the election. If the canvas3 were
confined to the section of the country
where the vote Is full and free, Parker
would have as little chance of winning
as has Swallow, the Prohibitionist No
body would be on the stump for Parker
If his election should depend on the vote
of the great free, Independent section
where every voter casts his ballot for
whoever he likes, and has It counted as
cast Nobody would be on the stump
for Parker la that event because Parker
would be on the same level as Debs, and
his vote would be put In the scattering
column without doing bjm or his support
ers any Injustice.
It Is "Safe to say that this inequality
will not be allowed to continue perma
nently. Men who profit by It by getting
Into Congress or the Governorship of their
states are In the habit of lecturing the
country about how to run National affairs.
Williams, of Mississippi, who represents
only 1433 voters In Congress, has been
loud-mouthed from the beginning of the
canvass against Roosevelt and the Re
publicans, while the men he talks for rep
resent only a twentieth or a thirtieth of
the poll represented by most of the mem
bers of the Republican party. Then when
the Republican platform proposes to In
quire Into this Inequality and Illegality,
Williams, Watterson, Tillman and their
fellows become excited and denounce tne
Republicans as sectionall3ts. The Issue
of representation in Congress and the
electoral college Is a question to which
the American people will some day have
to give sorloua attention.
Roosevelt and Watson as Authors.
Alfred Henry Lewis in the November Success
Both Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Wateon
have proofs of courage higher and be
ond that of Mr. Parker; they have writ
ten books. To write a book is the most
recklessly daring deed to which man may
lav his hand. There Is no slightest
chance of fraud or Imposition; all, in the
nature of things, must needs be open,
stark and fenceless. Should you ask a
lawyer a ouestion for which his Ignor
ance knows no reply, he has but to cough,
look grave, mention the business as
something difficult and deep, and say he
must consult the books. You respect him
the more; your reverence goes clamber
ing. Does a doctor find himself con
fronted by a malady beyond his skill,, and
for which he has no name or remedy;
why, then a puckered brow, a sapient
shake of tho head, silence, and a bread.
Dill will save his reputation. But
writer has no cover; there Is his worK,
In black and white, helples3 beneath the
lens of criticism. He who would pull
It to pieces may take his time, and send
for the reoulred Instruments. It cannot
get away; It must remain and await his
pleasure. A writer, in all he does, is as
much in tho open field as a horse run
nlnjr a race. He may be sure, too, of a
score of envious stopwatches about the
track to snap the quarters, and show he
has fallen off from previous performances,
or failed In competition with some rival.
Therefore, it may bo said again, Mr.
Roosevelt and Mr. Watson evince both
courage and sincerity in that they have
More; the books are good books, worthy
the shelves of centuries, and able for their
own defense. They may be trusted, for
phrase and substance to turn what shafts
of criticism are shot aaglnst them. These
books tell the stories of their authors.
Those of Mr. Roosevelt are remarkable
for lucidity, and the even temperature
of tone and style. They speak of schol
arship and manhood, and smell of an
equal and distributed force- Mr. Watson a
are rife with an unconscious but none
the less heated partisanship, and the
style bears heavily on tho bits. Mr. Par
ker, more prudent or less furnished, has
written no books, and doubtless feels
safer for It
Income From Liquor Tax.
Napoleon used to say when he was look
Ing over the imperial accounts that no
virtue paid nlm as well as brandy. With
oul ecuuuig 111a cynicism, we cnu realize
that liquor furnishes a great proportion
of the funds required to operate our Gov
ernment Thus of the $494,175,683, the ag
gegate of customs collections and internal
revenue receipts the last fiscal year?19G,
53S.616 came from liquors of all kinds, Im
ported and domestic. Through customs
and Internal revenue the Government col
lected $G5,2S2,101 on tobacco and Its manu
factures. The total of the two items Is
Vwi.370,717, or enough to pay the pension
charges and leave 5120,000,000 over.
Living Expenses in Japan.
New York Press.
Japan Is no longer the land of cheap
living. Rents have advanced from 200 to
300 per cent Europeans who used to pay
from to to $12 a montn tor a wnoie nouso
now content themselves with a single
room. Prices of food, drink, etc., are a.
long way beyond those of Europe. A bot
tle of beer costs from 13 to 25 cents.
2-cent cigar fetches 13 cents. The only
cheap article Is French champagne, ow
ing to the low duty paid. Germany's
trado with Japan Is falling off; America's
and England's are increasing.
Gotham's Speckled Exhibit.
New York Telegram.
New York City captured all of the prizes
for excellence In municipal exhibits
awarded by the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position. Communities desiring samples
of our municipal bosses, heads of messes.
some with beautiful speckled records, are
requested to write. No trouble to show
Possibilities of the Future.
The luxuries of one generation are the
necessities for the next It I3 not lm
possible that In a few years more the'
poor man of this country will ride to his
work In a neat $50 automobile and look
enviously at his rich neighbor who Is able
to sail , around la a 520CO airship.
Standard Oil and Parker.
Standard Oil says that it didn't help
to nominate Parker. But, in the same
solemn, public statement Standard Oil
say3 that it is not Interested In copper,
steeL banks, railroads or gas. The dis
ingenuousness of the second denial taints
All Want Pie.
Bourke Cockran says Democracy is
faith and Republicanism an appetite.
Still, Democrats -cannot be blamed for
stettins: a little nuagry occasionauy. it
is act amply demonstrated that even an
geia do not eat
An AtchUon man who has nothing
-wlMUrer to 0-9, i buy all the-Uin
H0m AND COMMENT; .
Road to success a subway. .
Every prizefight has a silver lining-
Gans la not so .black as his prospects
Maybe Rojestvensky hopes to get'ths
decision on a foul.
It's a day wasted when there's no raid,
Sheriff Word must think.
The Thanksgiving turkey's death war
rant has now been officially read and
there's no chance of an appeal.
London denies the report that the sail
ing of the Channel squadron has any con
nection with the Gans-Brltt decision.
Rear-Admiral Jewell, of the European
squadron, judging from the reports of his
speeches, must be a jewel of a talker.
The Japanese and Russian armies are
watching each other, say the dispatches.
Good; that relieves the public of the duty.
Canadian railroads, says a Pittsburg pa
per, are offering as high as 51.50 and IL ia
a day for laborers for construction work.
but are unable to procure sufficient men.
The Russian fleet has left Vigo undam
aged. Admiral Rojestvensky will prob
able, be called upon to explain why he
didn't mistake the town for something
Fame is deceitful. Here Is the Brook
lyn Eagle saying that "the Dod worth line,
plying between Tacoma and the East re
fuses to carry the United States malls."
What do Tacoma and the Dqdwells think.
Michael Davitt, says the New York .
Evening Sun, in reply to an Invitation by
a branch of the United Irish League to
contest West Clare, wrote: "I have no
Intention of again submitting to the penal
servitudo of Parliamentary life."
According to the Pittsburg Dispatch a
woman who has ideas on the issue of race
suicide has written to Treasurer Peabody,
of the Democratic National Committee,
saying: "I am the mother of 11 children.
My husband thinks "llooBevelt fine. I
think, as I look at my brood, his views
are away off, so I enclose a small check."
When William Allen White gets started.
there's nothing he'll stop at Speaking of
the Democrats, who have slipped, he says,
into the Hason with Wall street which
Roosevelt had spurned. Bill remarks: "No
wonder, then, that the incense burning at
the altar of their gilded Joss smells like
embalming fluid doused on punk!" What's
the matter with Kansas?
It has often happened that two young
men have fought over a girl, and the
winner has copped out the prize... The
Kansas City Journal tells of a case in
which two girls fought over a young man.
who watched the contest The end was
truly In accordance with feminine logic.
One girl was licked, and, struggling to
her feet she took the young man by the
arm and walked off with. him.
Now and then an item from soma coun
try paper is detached from its environ
ment of home news and neighborhood
fellowship and serves to make some city
reader smile a, smile of half-amused, half-
regretful recollection of another country
town and another country paper. Here
are a few metropolitan items from the
Chicago Post's correspondents:
A. F. Shaw, 064 TVlnthroo avenue, and a-
frlend have gone to Green Lake, "Wlau, on a
Lefley and Dorothea Johnson expect to spend
the "Winter here Instead of going South.
Fannie Bloomfield Zelsler played at the musi
cal cycle given at the Butz residence.
The Lotus Club will give- a concert soon.
The entertainment will consist of solco, duets,
single and double quartets.
Your true motorist is not puffed up,
although his tires may be; he is meek and
long-suffering toward the foolish few that
would stand in the way of progress in
speed alpng the highway. New York po
lice are notorious in their persecution of
the driver who runs his auto at a higher
speed than eight or ten miles an hour.
They follow the cars on bicycles and ar
rest the chauffeur, who Is making a speed
test solely In the Interests of science-
Would It bo a matter of surprise, then, if
the motorists of New York were to resist
arrest and to do all la their power toes-
cape from the tyranny of tho police, the
Insolence of office?" It is but natural
that every possible means should be em
ployed to foil the police, and one might
reasonably expect the owners of automo
biles to equip their cars with quick-firing
guns and grenades for the destruction of
the minions of the unjust law. But what
do we find? Lata telegrams from New
York show that the automobllists have
adopted a humane gun, which discharges
a pint or so of ammonia into the eyes
of the pursuing policeman. Thus blinded,
the blue-coated tyrant falls Into the gutter
and there Is no arresfc lor exceeding the
speed limit Instead of being killed, tho
too officious policeman is temporarily
disabled, or at most blinded for life," and
yet motorists are execrated as a law
breaking class. . VEX- J.
OUT OF THE GINGER JAR.
"Pa, -what'ie a repartee?" "Oh! merely an
insult with its dress suit on, my son." Puck.
Manager "What do you want to be a star for?
Actress Well, I've failed at everything else.
Honest He It's hard to keep a secret some
times. Isn't it? She I don't itnow; I've never
tried It. Detroit "Free Prees.
"Why Is the football reason like & wash
day?" "Give it up." "Because that's the time
to see the line-up." Cleveland. Plain Dealer.
Pauline (tarcastlcally) Jack etruts along as
If he owned the earth. Elvira (sweetly) No
wonder. Last evening I promised to let hlin
become my husband. Chicago News.
Butcher I need a boy About your size, and
will pay 70U $3 a week. Boy Will I have a
chance to rise? Butcher Oh, yea. Tou must
be here at 4 o'clock every morning. Judge.
"Of course, Charles," said the wife. "I
thanlcyou for this money, hut it isn't enough
to buy a real fur coat." "Well." replied the
great brute, "you'll have to make It go as. fur
as you can." Philadelphia Ledger.
Kwoter He laughs best who laughs las.
There's a great deal of truth In that old saw.
Wise Tea, but there's more truth In the new
saw. that he laughs beat who laughs first and
whose laugh lasts. Philadelphia Press.
Gertrude Do yon think a woman la Jsetlfled
in using deception In order- to ecnre a fcus
handT Frances For mercy's sake, how do you
expect a woman is ever going to get married,
t .hould like to know? Boston Traaeerlpt.
"Oh." sneered the self-lseportaat lawyer who
aa cross-examining, "you talalc yoa Jaww It
n rtn't vnnr' "Sat a site. rellM tfe,w!t-
ntes. "For instance, I ce't taow fcw you
manage to secure aa odekl clleaC" Chi
"How old are your' brusquely Uyrtf the
ccmlc-opera manager. "B!lteB," tie appli
cant for the chorus replied. wU wptctiw
candor.. "Tea? For how Bftay ifun- fcv.
yoa been la that dear- jttion T ' Pfall
delsfei. Prea . -