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PORTLAND, MONDAY, NOV. 7, 19M.
1304 "by saying, once more: No man
could tell whafJudge Parker "would do,
what course he would take, on any im
portant question. If he were elected.
But if you vote for Roosevelt and elect
him you know what you are doing1.
( JTjGGLERS AND JUGGLED.
Precisely the present situation under
the miscalled local-option law was pre
cisely foretold by The Oregonian. day
after day, last Spring, when this act of
jugglery and cunning was under de
bate, before the vote was taken. But
they who were contending for "the act
shut their eyes and ears, and refused to
believe. To the plain and unanswer
able statements of 'The Oregonian as to
the' nature of the act and the sure con
sequences of it, the only "response was,
TThe Oregonian is in the- pay of the
liquor Interest" Heedless of the dem
onstration that, under the guise of so
called local option, they were voting
for prohibition in fact, these -people
joined the handful of Prohibitionists,
furnished four-fifths of the votes, and
carried .the act. Now they complain
that they were deceived, trickedrduped;
and the forces of the -erstwhile happy
combination now stand apart. '
The law, as it had long, stood in Ore
gon, contained ail the "local option"
that could be effective. While the new
(miscalled) local-option bill was pend
ing. The Oregonian. set this out fully..
Reviewing the old law, it showed that
except in incorporated towns and cit
ies where the control was lodged
with the municipal authorities, no
one mignt sell liquors witnout nrst
obtaining legal permission with pay
ment of the license fee or tax required
by law; and before a man could get
such permission he was required to ob
tain the signatures of an actual ma
jority of the voters of his precinct to
a petition to the court requesting that
such license' be granted. What made
this so effective a measure of restriction
is the disinclination of many, "usually
most, of the legal voters of a commun
ity to set their names to a petition of
this kind. That law, which had been in
force many years, was" alL the "local
option" needed. There Is seldom a ru
ral community or small, village where
people will put their , names to such a
paper; and there could be no sale of
liquors therein unless .a majority of the
legal voters would do so. Thls as all
know, was a most effective kind of local
option; and The Oregonian suggested
that Vlt oughtrnot to be superseded by a
scheme which tries to sneak prohibition
In under a misnomer, and which, if en
acted, will : set town- and country at
loggerheads In almost every county of
May 22 The Oregonian said: "The so
called local-option law is intended by
its authors to be a drastic prohibition
measure, and will be larcelv such, if it
inigntao just what .Mr. Kooseveit is so- should carry. Sole of liquors would
ing; yet perhaps he would take the op- nrobablv be Drohibited bv the county
posite view oi an puonc questions, -mere vote. in such towns as Ashland. Rose-
kftylndifference;buta piteous" call went
out from Esopus to Lincoln for the ex
Presidential nominee to sally forth and
save Indiana. Bryan sallied, but it re
mains to be seen whether the grace of
salvation was thus bestowed on In
diana. Later the Judge was loudly tailed on
to Tiut some ginger Into the campaign.
But no, it didn't need it, and besides, he
was out of ginger. Now he has been
wandering hot-foot around New York
ters. This left the shipowner with a
big supply of tonnage and no demand
for it, "and the inevitable has begun to
In. the" break-up the French will prob
ably 'fare better than the owners of
the ifnsubsldlzed craft- The. desire of
the French to keep their vessels moving
In order to earn the subsidy Is reflected
in the local situation. Every one of the
six French ships in port Is chartered,
while five of the six British vessels
and Connecticut for seven days. Irvine here are still . holding out to-secure the
absurd rates demanded by tne associai
tion. In fixing a minimum rate for the
Oregon wheatgrowers. the Foreign
Sailing-Ship Owners' Association met
with success. In making the Oregonlans
pay the rates demanded, dismal failure
has attended their efforts. This is the
logical result of any attempt to devi
ate from the established law of. supply
to Infuse a little life into an almost
And so from first to last- Once the
Judge, referred respectfully to the gold
standard; then he thought administra
tive extravagance was the Issue; but he
soon dropped it. Then independence for
the Filipinos; then Philippine malad
ministration: then the trust evil, to
which he proposed to apply large and.
copious doses of common law;, and
Anally the wickedness of the trusts
which -subscribe to campaign funds.
Give the Judge another week and he
may discover that Roosevelt, In "con
spiring" to create the Republic of Pan
ama, had sinister designs oh the equa
JUST THE REVERSE.
The Eugene Journal gravely argues
that it Is a disadvantage to Oregon to
be a strongly Republican state. "East
ern Democrats fight shy of Oregon be
cause they know there Is nothing in it
for them and Republicans show It no
favors 'because' they know they have It
anyhow. Portland and Oregon are ig
nored on this account." This (as to Re
publican action) is a great mistake. The
contrary is true.
The political contest of 1904 is now
With the hop market cleaned up this
year and a bare market to begin next
year with, the outlook is' very good for
at least fair prices for the crop of 1905.
Growers should not get the notion,
however, that prices will always be
high, for experience has shown that
years of scarcity are likely to be fol
lowed by years of plenty. Possibly this
Is a good time to set out new yards, but
the growe who expands after several
years of high prices should be sure that
he is able to stand a corresponding
period of depression. Oregon, growers
can make money growing hops If money
can be made in the business anywhere
in the United States, but it must be
remembered that there are times when
hops are a drug on the market every
where. An increased acreage of hops
will be a good thing for Oregon, and in
the end will prove' profitable to the In-
Samuel S. Cox (Dem.). of Ohio, in the Hoses
of RepreeeritaUves, March 19, 1960.
Is there any American who wishes to
consult European powers as to the pro
priety or policy of our territorial expan
sion? Is there any' one who fears a fatal
blow from, these powers? We do not exist
by the sufferance of Europe, but by Its
insufferance. we do not grow to our
present greatness by its festering care.
but by Its neglect, and In spite of its
malevolence. Wo do not ask its pardon
for being born, nor need. we apologise to
it for growing. It has endeavored' to pre
vent even the legitimate extension of our
commerce, and to confine us to our own
continent. But if we can buy Cuba of
Spain, it Is our business with Spain. If
we have to take it. it is our business
with Providence. If we must save Mexico,
and make its weakness our strength, we
have no account to render unto Europe
or its dynasties.
If European powers choose to expand
their empire and energize their people, we
have no protest, no arms to prevent them.
England may push from India through
the Himalayas to sell her calicoes to tne
numberless people of Asia, and divide
with France the empires of India, Bur
mah and China. Civilization does not lose
by their expansion. Russia may push her
dlolomacv uoon Pekln. and her armies
through the Caucasus, and upon Persia
and Tartarv: she may even plant her
Greek cross again on the mosque of ot
Sophia, and take the Grecian Levant into
her keeping as the head of its church and
civilization". France may plant her forts
and arts upon the shores of the Red sea;
complete the canalization of Suez; erect
anotfier Carthage on the shores of the
Mediterranean; bind her natural limits
from Mont Blanc, in Savoy, to Nice, upon
the sea. Sardinia may become the nucleus
of the Peninsula, and Klve to Italy a
name and a nationality. Even spam.
proud and poor, may fight over again In
Africa the romantic wars with the Mores-
coes, by which she educated that chiv
alry and adventure, which three centuries
THE ASSOCIATED. PRHSS.
The follewing statement was- pro
duced the other day by the heavy ig
norance and depse stupidity of the
paper at Pendleton that calls itself
The Associated Press is not partisan, is
aot political. Is not unjust nor prejudiced, "is
the assertion ot The Oregonian,! time and
time again, and yet under date line news.
columns after column of editorial opinion
of the" most warped and unreliable brand Is
hashed out to Its readers for news. That
news trait is on of the most dangerous In
existence becauseiit has the means and will
hazard any method to prejudice the public
It is thus answered "by the intelli
gence of the Pilot Rock Record, pub-'
llshed also' In Umatilla County:
Any one who has been employed on metro
politan dallies knows very well that col
umns of news matter are received dally
from news bureaus and special correspond
ents and that the Associated Press report
constitutes only a Small part of the total
coat of their telegraphic reports. Thousands
ot dollars monthly are paid out by every
big dally is the United States in addition to
what they pay cut for the Associated Press
report. Such special matter may be, and
sometimes Is, colored, but the Associated
Press never sent out a line of "editorial
pinion of the most warped and unreliable
brand" or of any other brand. No opinions
are ever expressed in matter sent out by
the Associated Press, and no well-informed,
newspaper will say there are. The leading
Democratic newspapers of the United States
are members of the association and there
are as many Democrats as Republicans
among Its thousands of news gatherers.
Whenever you see a piece of news under a
date line you may depend upon it tnat it
was not. sent out by the Associated Press it
it bo in any way warped or colored.
REMARKS PERTINENT NOW,
ended, and the whole story may be
told. Oregon has received special fa- dividual growers who make the .large 1 ago made -her the mistress of the New
- tit -i . j t . ' i i i i. . t . i TVis! kii nsv Hamflnii fprrltnrv nr
vora at nsningioii, just Because sne is iuuuucuu uevessury in pitiuuiis utjw
yards. The danger is that men who are
not prepared to carry themselves over
a year or two of low prices- will set out
yards Just in time to meet a period of
oversupply. There are few agricultural
FOR FINAL .CONSIDERATION.
If the people want a continuation of
the policies of the last eight years (un
der which the country has enjoyed the
highest prosperity it -ever has known),
they know they will get It from the
Republican party. But what man In
this universe can tell what Judge Par
ker would do, or what policies his party
would follow, if he were elected to
Perhaps and this is the theory; of the
roost optimistic of his supporters he
comes no light on this -vital inquiry
from the Democratic platform. It
dodges some questions and straddles
others; it makes charges without a
basis of truth or probability. It pal
ters In a double sense on all the ques
Hons upon which we desire a frank ut
terance. And if we seek it' from the
candidates we are no better off. When
they do not contradict the platform,
they contradict -each other and them
selves. They have been for holding the
Philippines and for scuttling from them
"They" are for free silver, to judge by
their acts; ,they are for a gold stand
ard, to judge by their words. They are
for free trade and a fair degree of pro
tectlon. On one- point they and the
platform agree. They are in favor of
the Constitution except in the South
If you vote the Republican ticket you
know what you are doing. The Repub
lican record and the Republican plat
form are at one. They avow what they
have done. They make no apologies, no
excuses for It. They say that under
similar circumstances' they will do the
same again. Whether right or wrong
they are clear, explicit, straightfor
ward. They ask no man's vote on falg e
pretenses. On the other hand, no wiz
ard son of a seventh son can tell what
the Democratic policy Is, what they
would do with the Government if they
were given it." Their platform Is a set
of turbid and evasive phrases. The ut
terances of their public men are shifty
and self-contradictory. They talk of a
policy of adventure! We have yet to
hear of an adventure so reckless and
wild as Intrusting the fortunes of t,he
Republic to an aggregation like the.
Democratic- party of today a fortui
tous concourse of unrelated prejudices
During the past eight years this par
ty had been carrying the . flag of Bryan
Some of their leaders apparently In
tended, when they went to St Louis, to
say to the country: We are just as safe
and sane as the Republicans. We are
for the gold standard, 'for a reasonable
tariff, for restraining unlawful combi
nations without injuring lawful busi
ness; for the self-government, not aban
donment, of the Philippines. But the
Instinct of blundering was t6o strong
for them. As soon as they got together
the power of the mass asserted Itself.
They turned down the gold-standard
proposition, they declared protection to
be a Tobbery, and came out flatly, for
the immediate abandonment of the Phil
ippines. Then they tried to make up
for this destructive platform by noml
natlng what they called conservative
candidates for the Presidency, a gold
standard, or, at least, a gilt-standard
man, who had voted for free silver
whenever be got a chance; and for
Vice-President a Southern Democrat,
enormously rich, who believed in pro
With this harlequin ticket and timid
ly radical platform they have gone to
the country dnd little by little their
well-meant disguise has worn into tat-
burg, Marshfield, Eugene, Salem, Mc-
Tdlnnvllle. Oregon City, The Dalles, Pen
dleton, La Grande, Rainier, and. many
more. Of course there are those who
think this would be 'desirable, and are
working accordingly. Very well; but
let the proposition be cleared of decep
This effort to force prohibition on the
towns hy the country vote Is now In
progress In nearly all the counties. And
they who brought it about say they
were fooled, misled, or deceived!
May 27 The Oregonian returned to
the subject with this statement:
What's the use and what's the object of
denying that the intent and purpose of the
so-called local-option bill is prohibition,
when the. bill itself disUnctly states that
its object is to require the County Court,
on petition of 10 per cent of the. voters, to
order an election "to determine whether the
sale of liquors shall be prohibited" in such
county or subdivision? What's the use of
the quibble that the bill does not enact pro
hibition, but only provides for the enact'
ment ot it, by counties or precincts? Its
main Intent is to enable the rural districts
of & county to force 'prohibition on the
towns of such county, known to be unfavor
able to it. Therefore it is not local option
at. all. It is a deceptive measure, Inten
tlonally so. It comes forward under tire
name of local option: but its intent is to
force prohibitory laws on unwilling com
munities, through the votes of those other
communities where there Is no demand for
liquors, and none therefore bought and sold.
It is not honest to call this loca) option.
But it carried, because people
wouldn't stop to think. It will stand
awhile for it will not be so easy to get
it out of the way. It will keep every
thing in turmoil In Oregon for the next
ten or perhaps twenty years till the
contention exhausts itself. Meantime,
the contention will enter into all af
fairs of politics and largely of business;
and social - llfe;v reljglous orders and
church societies will use. It as a club in
elections, in ravor or one party or
against another; 'pulpits will be full
of politics; no subject of real in
terest can get a hearing, or considera
tion, because this one will always be'
"butting in" and claiming .the right of
way. The question always will be, "How
does' the candidate or the party stand
on prohibition"? not whether candidate
or party fitly represents policies of
other import, large or small, which be
long to affairs of state or Nation. This
folly will have to wear Itself out In
Oregon, as it has worn itself out in
Iowa and' other progressive states. But
it will take many a year.
a Republican state favors that would
not have been granted had she been a
Democratic state, or a "doubtful"
The argument to "the powers that be"
at Washington substantially has been
this one constant thing: "Oregon is Re
publican. Help her. Her response then
will be an Inspiration to other states.
Tou will not only gratify the people of
Oregon, but will move them to action.
Give us what we ask, or as much as
you can, and ydu will see what our re
sponse will be."
This was the argument that carried
the appropriation for the Lewis and
Clark Fair just preceding the June
election. It is the same, substantially.
that has obtained recognition of many
requests help for rivers and harbors,
public lands, postal service, and no end
Had there been no recognition of the
Lewis and Clark Fair our people would
have been disgusted, and the majority
in June would have fallen off by thou
sands. But the Administration wanted
the greatest possible majority, and 1U
Influence went for the Fair. The Re
publican "machine" of the House of
Representatives took the same view;
whtch was the chief reason why it
passed the bill. It is an extraordinary
thing to be able to get a report from
th"e committee on rules, which Is the
tribunal in the House of last resort.
and is the "party machine" whatever
party may be In control. But the Re
publicans of the House because they
wished to encourage their political
friends In Oregon, granted It; and the
Democrats of the House as solidly op
posed the action, with the single excep
tion of Mr. Maynard, of Virginia, who-
represents the Jamestown district, and
Is seeking an appropriation for bis ex
position in 1907.
But for the fact that a big majority
was wanted and expected from Oregon
In June, there would have been no ap
propriation for the Lewis and Clark
Fair. And though the matter was not
publicly talked about, either way, Dem
ocrats opposed It for the same reason
that Republicans favored it
It is easy to say that this Is immoral
politics. But the State of Oregon held
her delegation responsible for the ap
propriation and they got It The busi
ness from this point of view is as moral
at least as from the other point of view,
that we should better obtain what we
want by pretending to have no party
preference, and -holding out for bids
from both sides. And it is not only as
moral, or more so, but productive of far
World. She "may demand territory of
Morocco, as she has, as Indemnity for
me war. America nas no inquiry to mane,
no protocol to sign. These are the move
ments of an active age. They Indicate
health, not disease growth, not decay.
They are links in the endless chain
pursuits in which a man stands to gain
or lose so much as in hopgrowing.
By means of experiments conducted
by Professor Pernot at the Oregon Ag
ricultural College it has been demon
strated that prune and other fruit juices
can be kept almost Indefinitely by ster
ilizing and putting up In airtight bot
tles, and the juices have no "cooked"
flavor. Prune Juice has been kept In
the college laboratory for three years
In perfect condition. After describing
the manner of preparing the Juices,
Professor Pernot says concerning the
cost and value of the product of one of
our most common fruits, of which a
large quantity is annually wasted:
Cider apples can generally be obtained for 10
cents per bushel. - One bushel will make at
least three gallons of cider. If this were sold
for 20 cents per quart bottle, the cider from
one bushel' of apples would give a gross re
ceipt of S2.40. and the cost ot preparing the
twelve bottles of cider for market would not
exceed 75 cents at most. There Is a constant
demand for sweet cider, and an extensive mar.
ket for it. The prosperity of our producers de
pends upon the utilization of all their products.
but there is entirely too much of" our bountiful
supply of fruit wasted.
blllty of the most Imperial of human
Institutions; but to the philosophic ob
server, they move by a law as fixed as
that which makes the decay of Autumn
the herald of Spring. They obey the same
law by which the constellations change
their places In the sky. Astronomers tell
us that the "Southern Cross," which
guarded the adventurer upon tho Spanish
Main four centuries ago. and which now
can be seen, the most beautiful emblem
of our salvation, shining down through a
Cuban and Mexican night Just before the
Christian era, glittered In ocr northern
heavens! The same great will, which
knows no North and no 'South, and which
Is sending again, by an Irreversible law,
the Southern Cross to our northern skies.
on Its everlasting cycle of emleratlon
does It not control the evolutions of Na
tlons, and vicissitudes of empires? The
very stars In their courses are "Knights
of the Golden Circle," and Illustrate the
record of human advancement They axe
the type of that territorial expansion from
which this Amsrican continent cannot be
exempted without annihilation. The finger
of Providence points to our Nation as the
guiding star of this progress. Let him
who would either dunk Its radiancy, or
make It the meteor of a moment cast
again with nicer heed our Nation's horo
Presented When the. Miscalled Local
Option Question Was Under Die
cusslon Last Spring.
Prom The Oregonian, May 24, 19W.
"The principle that majorities ought to I Thibet
rule" Is not at all the question. That
anyway, la not a fixed principle, but Is
K0TE AND COMMENT. ; , .
In the home of little Ethel, aged 6, there
hangs a large portrait of McKlnley. '
Consequently when Ethel was asked Jok
ingly for whom she was going to vote to
morrow, she replied, "McKlnley."
'3ut McKinleys dead, Ethel," said her
"Oh, well, then," respqnded the little
girl. "I guess I'll vote for God."
Using the X-Raysv
'An optician from San Francisco .was
seen- In our midst last week," says -the
Gooseberry correspondent of the lone
Ha3 Kuropatkln gone. to sleep?
Jeffries can't, find even' a Parker oppo
nent , -
Parker probably has that Thanksgiving
Without worrying over what name Is
to be applied to them, the hold-up ' men
keep on working.
It's pretty hard luck on all the eager
spectators at St Louis that none of the
aeronauts will fall out of his airship dur
ing a lofty flight
The Pike dances- are to be censored.
The Fair management has prudently wait
ed until the Exposition was well under
way before taking this action.
Ecuador Is confiscating convents and
other church property. That Is the one
really satisfactory action in emancipat
ing one's self from religious influences.
It Is estimated that Germany will have to
spend $50,000,000 In crushing the rebellion in
Southwest Africa. New York. Evening Sun.
Monev snent In the advancement ot civ
ilization and Christianity should not be
grudged, whether spent in Africa or
In- the public library of Bermondsey,
r, to. I HmHnMnn "rnr I London, tne oeuing news is Diac.ea uui
....... o !,!... rr,,.n or nr,r,ftr.lv nTtfU B JW-yeia
, . i i . . . .readers going to form a sensible judg-
It isn't worth while to follow Judge
Parker in his reply to President Roose
velt's letter: He shifts the basis of the
attack. First, he charges that Cortel-
you had been appointed, from a Cabinet
office, to blackmail "the trusts" and get
money for the campaign. Now he says
that Roosevelt does not deny that "the
trusts" have contributed. What are
"the trusts"? Both parties, undoubt
edly, have collected campaign funds
none directly from corporations, per
haps, but from private individuals con
nected with them. Corporations seldom
subsdribe, but their members often do.
Now there are more indications that
great capitalists are putting money Into
the .Democratic than into the Republi
can campaign fund. Parker was nomi
nated Jby a great syndicate of capital
ists, led by Belmont in person, at St
Louis. And, If elected, he will be under
control of Wall street Bryan will tell
you that-has told you that and no
body would expect anything else.
efforts will produce only unhappy conse
quences. No majority in the North, can
enforce negro suffrage at the South, but
the effort may make a lot of trouble, and
has made a lot of trouble, as all know.
No majority for prohibition, In such a
county as Clackamas-Iet us say could
prevent the sale and consumption of li
quors at Oregon City, but Its effort to do
so would produce all the unhappy con
sequences sure to follow from vain at
tempts to enforce prohibition. And since
prohibition is Impossible at Oregon City.
why should the greater vote of the Coun
ty of Clackamas try to force prohibition
on the town?
Nor 13 this all, nor nearly all. At bot
tom Is a feeling or a principle, universal
In human nature, that no majority has a
right to prohibit the useof a thing that a
minority, in decency and propriety, wish
xo use. Tnerefore pronlDltron never
goes," never will. That this thing or that
thing may be abused 14 no argument at
all for prohibition of the use of it Of all
the evils that afflict mankind, abuse of
the relation of the sexes is undoubtedly
the gravest the one thing fraught with
most terrible consequences. But who talks
of prohibition here? It Is the same, as to
liquors and tobacco, and a hundred other steady in parlor two nights weekly; can
things, though in less degree,
ADVERTISING THE FAIR.
Handsome Acknowledgement by
Morrow County Paper.
From the Irrlgon Irrforator.
In another column we republish under
tne above caption an editorial from The
Oregonian of last Thursday, written In
reply to an editorial printed In the Irrl
irator th dav nrftv!nnr
The Oregonian- article will be read with C0UrsG ot the wheat market last
great interest by every editor In the state, week showed quite plainly the extent to
ment of which political party is likely to
win any of tho elections?
If three men were turned out of bed
on a cold night and told to go to work at
a job where they stood excellent chances
of being killed and were promised $10
each when the job was done, how many
would be likely to accept? Very fewf yet
that Is what the East Side robbers went
Addressing a W. C T. U. convention in Port
land. Or., on October 20, the Rev. D. I. Bader,
editor of-the Pacific cnristian unurenman, saia:
"There are more bad women than gooa women
In Colorado. About half the women in Portland
are bad." The doctor Is now, trying hard to
make a satisfactory explanation of what ne
really meant, and la in a peclc ot trouble.
New Tork Evening Sun.
Pleasant advertising for Portland.
Portland women who axe trying so earn
estly to solve the servant problem may
find a hint In this paragraph from the
The Inducements for servant girls are
becoming very seductive. An advertise
ment for a girl recently handed The
Globe says: "No washing. Ironing or
scrubbing; does not have to take care of
baby nor dress children; can sit up with
TROUBLES OF A CANDIDATE.
The great issue for the past forty-
eight hours, according to Mr. Parker,
has been campaign contributions of
the trusts to the Republican' commit
tee. And he solemnly commits the
Democratic party in its future battles
to make it its one great object to stop
that sort of business. The Judge is
fooling with a two-edged sword, and
his mentors Hill. Belmont et ah know
t If he does not; so that all hands will
trm and the oartv aDDears In its old. le glad to drop the subject after next
familiar shane. Tuesday. Tne uemocrauc dooks win
But the campaign has narrowed Itself not be exposed to the public view.
to this. Everything else has vanished,
dissolved in. a mist of contradictions.
Protection is robberybut they are in
favor of reasonable protection. Their
leaders say the gold standard Is affixed
fact but the majority or their party
still side with Mr. Bryan. They cry out
against appropriationSjJn. general but
do not aareto specuy xnose mey wiu
cut off. With that discretion which is
valor's better part they abuse our Army
because it is small, and speak some of
them respectfully of our Navy, be
cause It is strong. Their candidate de
nounces the pension order, admitting
a fixed age as a partiaj proof of disa
bility, and then offers, as a bribe for
soldiers' votes, to recommend a service
pension for eerybody of an Indefinite
and unspecified age.
What is said above is drawn, almost
wholly from .Secretary Hays eloquent
and powerful speech at New-York, but
slightly parapnrased. On the whole it
is the presentation that has been made.
It is moderate, comprehensive and true.
She Orefionlaa closes 4he debate..pf.
The trust-contribution incident is but
another illustration of the vacillating
and ill-matured methods of Democratic
campaign management It has been
marked throughout by inconsistency
arid bad judgment, due perhaps to dl
vided counsels and the natural desire
on the part of men of real sagacity like
Gorman to avoid the responsibility for
probable defeat Once it was gravely
announced that Judge Parker was go
ing dn the stump, and a denial was
forthcoming direct from Esopus that it
was not compatible with the dignity of
a candidate for the Presidency to re
sort to the Vulgar practices of the hus
tings. He would not go on the stump;
but he did. Then it was said that the
A TRUST THAT FAILED.
It will be unnecessary for the mem-.
bers of the Foreign Sailing-Ship Own
ers Association to employ a microscope
to decipher the handwriting on the wall
as it pertains to the fate of, their com
bine. This organization, which includes
the owners of about three-fourths of all
of the deep-water sail tonnage afloat,
last June decreed that Portland export
ers should pay 27s 6d per ton on wheat
for the IJnlted Kingdom. They provid
ed a heavy penalty for any reduction
made in this rate, and-then began wait
ing for the exporters to come to them
and pay the price demanded. But with
the exception of one or two ships taken
during a sharp flurry in the European
wheat market, the exporters have
steadily refused to pay the rate estab
lished by the foreigners, and yesterday
a ship was chartered at 0s, with more
obtainable at the same figure.
For San Francisco the owners estab
lished a rate slightly lower than that
given the Portland exporters, but still
much too high to be warranted'by ex
isting conditions in the grain trade.
A iarge fleet of idle ships has "been lying
in all Pacific Coast ports for many
months and last weekjone of the asso
ciation owners of a ship lying in the
Bay City, tiring of .the continued loss
through Idleness, began loading her on
"owners' account" By this method a
cargo can be purchased at a price which
will leave anywhere from 10s to 20s for
te -ship which carries the freight, and
the penalty for cutting the association
rate will beavolded. These transac
tions, which mark the beginning of the
end of the greatest sh'ipplng combine
that ever tried to operate on the Pa
cific, again demonstrate the futility ot
Axing values or rates on any commodity
except by the immutable law of supply
and demand. m
Ocean tonnage or spape on ships !s
commodity which Is for sale by the
owners and Is regulated in price b7 the
same commercial rules' which fix the
value of wheat, barley, flour or any
other product that Is to be shipped.
The Portland exporters refused to pay
the rate fixed by the combine for the
reason that ther difference between the
price which the Liverpool buyer would
payfor wheat and that which the Ore
The polls will be open tomorrow
throughout the state from 8 A. It till
7 P. M. The average voter will have
no trouble 'getting away to the polls be
tween these hours; but It may be that
others will not find it convenient to
leave their employment unless some
special arrangement Is made. Chairman
Baker, of the Republican State Com
mittee, has caused a paper to be circu
lated among Portland employers where
in they agree to give their employes
ample time from their work to go to the
polls. All to whom it was presented
signed; others may not have seen it
These employers especially are urged to
see that all persons whose hours of
labor they control are given full oppor-
tunitjNtocjjst a ballot tomorrow.
In yesterday's Issue of this paper the
headlines of an article on prohibition
somewhat misrepresented the attitude
of Dr. J. R. Wilson, president of the
State Anti-Saloon League. The head
lines read: "Even Dr. J. R. Wilson,
and It will be of incalculable benefit to
the Fair, for It will set forever at rest
that feeling which has been generally
neld by the country editors that The Ore
gonian would .receive pay for much of
the space used in exploiting that epoch-
But this article, in a manly and digni
fied way, tells us that The Oregonian has
not received and will not receive a cent
for the space heretofore used or here
after to be used In furthering the inter
ests of the Exposition. The denial is
natfooted and undoubtedly truthful, for
the word of the editor of The Oregonian
is beyond cavil or question.
And now we can all continue work .for
the Fair with a feeling that every ono
Is pulling for a common cause and on a
common level for the good of our dear
old commonwealth, and our labors will
undoubtedly $ro a loner way towards mak
ing the great event successful from every
point of view.
In The Oregonian article mention Is
made of the labors performed by lt3 edi
tor, Harvey W. Scott as president
of the Fair Association, and particularly
to his long and arduous work at Wash
We all know that Hr.t Scott has done
valiant service for the Fair. We are
aware that It was chiefly through his In
strumentality that the Fair met with
such success at the hands of Congress,
and we know that his labors have done
more than those of any other one man
toward placing the Fair on such a high
road to success as It now occupies. In
deed we believe there was no other man
In Oregon who could have done so well
as Mr." Scott did. and the state owes him
debt of gratitude which it can never
That Mr. Scott performed the duties of
his office as president of the commission
without charge, and also paid his own
expenses, goes without saying. Mr. Scott
is Just that kind of a broad-gauge, liberal
minded man. and we believe no person
ever for a single moment supposed tnat
which sentiment figures In the mainten
ance of present prices. There is. of
course, something stronger than sent!
mental reasons for the prices which are
now being paid, otherwise wheat would be
hovering around 73 cents, instead of soar
ing well above ?L10 per bushel; but there
Is a growing belief that prices are already
sufficiently high, and this belief is
strengthened whenever natural Influences
have full sway. Facts, and not sentiment
confronted the wheat speculators when
the big bellV sounded over the Chicago pit
at the opening last Monday. To' begin
with, the American visible, which had
fallen away to 17,000,000 bushels on the
first week In November, when the Letter
deal was on, and which was but 22,106,000
bushels on a corresponding date last year.
last Monday showed a total of 26,05,000
bushels, an Increase of nearly 2,000,000
bushels, compared with a decrease of 268,
000 bushels one year ago.
World's shipments showed an increase
of more than 2,000,000 bushels over the pre
ceding week, and quantities on passage,
which were expected to show 'a marked
decrease, were only about 1,000,000 bushels
smaller than on the preceding week.
There was no sentiment In these figures.
They represented cold, hard facts, and,
as a result the Chicago market closed 2
cents lower for the day. Sentiment came
to the surface on Tuesday, and, after an
easy opening on unchanged natural con
ditions, the market shot up with a rush
and closed full and strong, 2 cents higher.
all on account of rumors of war between
Russia and England. Of course, war be
tween these countries would not Increase
the consumption of wheat but by a line
of reasoning exclusively the bullish oper
ators own, the trade seemed to think "it
have choice of bedrooms and can .play
pianola." - ,
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The Kennebec Journal tells - oC. two
Thomaston young ladles who took It Into "
their heads to go smelting, one day-last
week. They accordingly rowed up river
In a boat belonging to one -of the young
ladles. Ah obliging gentleman tied a large
rock to a rope, which was to serve as
an anchor. As the fish did not bite very
well, the young ladles decided to return
home. When they came to pulling In the
anchor they were, plainly speaking, up
against it Neither had they any knife
with which to cut the rope. They were
obliged to wait until the tide went down
and wade ashore through a depth of mud,
which they will recall with horror as long
as they live.
A friend of "Nat" Goodwin, the actor.
who is a confirmed practical joker, says
that some fellow-players last Winter man
aged to "get even," as related in the Sat
urday Evening Post
A common friend In-, San Francisco, had
been written to forward to .Mr. Goodwin
the following telegram:
"Would you take $100,000 for Riverside
Now, although Mr. Goodwin Is much at
tached to his house In the locality men
tioned, he felt that he could more than
duplicate It at the price named. The
bargain struck him as being too goo'd to
lose, so he hastened to reply: "I will."
"I thought you would," was the response
that came ove.r the wires.
nresldent of the State Anti-Saloon
League, will. vote against 'dry county, Harvey Scott received a cent from1 the was to buy," and buy they did,
although opposed to liquor. As the Exposition treasury. Wednesday the war clouds were still
article Itself set forth, and as Dr. Wil- We thank The Oregonian for lte cour- hanging low, and for a brief period after
son's own statement, therein contained, teous an'd prompt reply to our editorial. he opening 'the price soared without a
made plain, he Is opposed to county
prohibition, but has" not declared that
he will .vote against it This explana
tion is offered with regret that the
headlines should nave been permitted
to distort Dr. Wilson's attitude.
we Deneve mo .uuu.o w vw . " I u It- ,ov,,1 i 171
nA will fnrswr net Pt rest tho TO- --. -"
at which we nintea, due wnicn we 1 m wuac uu juuo. .ucu
Mining men propose that the Eddy
corporation license tax law be amended
so as to make an exception In favor of
mining companies. An exception in fa
vor of any class of corporations besides
those organized for educational, reli
gious and charitable purposes, would
probably invalidate the whole law and
deprive the state of this source of Indi
rect revenue. Whatever basis la adopt
ed for determining the amount of the
tax to be paid, the rate should apply to
all corporations organized for business
There was causticity In Roosevelt's
note to Parker: "You nominated Tag-
gart to be your chairman; I nominated
Cortelyou to be mine. -Let the known
characters of the two men stand before
the country for what we respectively
represent" There has been no deeper
thrust of a keener rapier.
now see were without foundation In fact
Parker Influenced by the Outlook.
Mr. Parker, by his obedient reiteration
of the hopeless charges brought by the
World and other Democratic newspapers
of the baser sort against Chairman Cor
telvou and President Roosevelt nas sue
reeded very effectually In sinking his
pmrRlsm to very nearly the low level
-nrhtcH ia nomination of Judge Her
rick placed the state campaign. Mr. Par
ker gained much favor in the early stages
of the campaign by his assumption of the
fine dignity and reticence tnat wen De
It dawned' on the trade that a little target
practice on the part of the Russians had
not decreased the visible supply, curtailed
world's shipments, or affected quantities
on .passage. As a result the price settled
back to $112. and there it has since re
mained, European markets meanwhile
showing a decline of nearly 5" cents per
bushel. The complete subservance of the
I .market to sentimental, instead of natural
conditions. Is further. reflected in tho dif
ferential between the prices for May and
July delivery. Saturday May closed at
SUlte and July STJic The Increase In the
amount of wheat available for July deliv-
OUT OF THE GINGER JAR.
"My face ie my fortune, sir," she said.
"Well," he replied, "poverty la no disgrace,
but it's awfully inconvenient at times." Chi
"Does Hlggins move In good society?" "Well,
he almost always rides downtown in the morn-
In? with, the secretary of the T. M. C. A."
Mrs. voa Blurner Tou don't mean to say that
you've got another automobllel What did you
do that for7 Von Blumer Well, I wanted to
tow myself home after this. Life.
"Bullion's country estate la costing him. dear.
ly. He keeps 20 servants and 40 horses on it-
"But he might have gone in deeper he might
have tried to.ralse crops on it-" Judge.
"Money put-that man into, politics said
the patient. "Tou have it mixed," an
swered Senator Sorghum. "That man Is ex
pected to put money Into politics." Wash
Mr. Chatsworth Did you enjoy the matinee.
dear? Mrs. Chatwortbr-Oh, very much. I sat
next to Mrs. Gaddie, whom I have not seen for
years, and we did have a .nice long cna
"She is beautiful,'' said the studious girl,
but she Is not accomplished." "My dear,"
answered Miss Cayenne, "there Is no accom
plish tuent mqw difficult than being beautl-
fuLr Washington star.
He What can I do to prove. my love for
vou. fiearest? tsne wen. 1 aon-i jenow
Mnifl -on ft who has sat for years in the
highest Judicial place In the state, but I ery over the, amount available' in May Is whether there is anything In It or. not but I
the near prospect 01 imminent aewt seldom equaT to the consumption for the I have heard that absence makes the heart.
Intervening period, and according the
shortage in supplies if there is a shortage
existing, will-be more pronounced In July
than la May.
Skillful juggling and playing on sent!
ment may send wheat to stilt higher fig
urea, but the farmer who holds for them
in the face of the- Immense quantities
which are being offered "by India, Russia
and the Argentine may have cause to re
gret his avarice.
with the way Taggart was running I son farmer demanded as not sufficient
Prohls peddle out lots. of Intoxicating
promises, to the Iocal-optlonlst brethren,
things and he was going to NewTork " warrant a iratiui v,r ana we ssuiub "'""""s
and show the amateurs around head- .ton. ur tne uiree iuctu wviuveu m
ouarters how a real politician does """ J"' r ,
things. Denial from Esopus. But he I iuuuu ' ""l"vvuv
went; and Taggart was shipped off to re, wnicn ooviateu nece ot
Indiana. I 013 pay1" "ie uu mB
ffJien Bra -WS jtn ? raa yeitHX DttyJCHrecUiWiMJWt niiimrr.fc'.
has its usual mahogany-finish taste.
The Republican party is tKe only par
ty that nas. a positive National policy.
Theodore Roeevelt -1b its preeat bd
made him forget au aoour. nis aigniiy
and to sink the Judge in tne canaiaaie.
The former character was tne more De-
coming and admlraoie.
Trle "Home, .Sweet Home" House.
Boscoe Brumbaugh, In IJpplncott's.
Still stand the maplea at the .gate.
The dark fir-trees beside the door;
The bob-white call his pensive mate
As sweetly as he did before.
No more the footpath breaks the laws.
Its course 1 overgrown and dim;
My father never treads upon
The po lor years so dear to him.
I still behold my mother's face.
Her singing voice drift down to aw;
But vacant now her waiting place.
Where ehe had always lored to be.
No hand can stay the craraBllag- walls.
The tearleM weed aat raMe start;"
Aad every yfeca -Sose titt SaNa
J XmU imrr m w
A lively yoenc bluebird
Begaa far to ciss
la the- srfuHt Maimer
Be tfewtckt It wm Sfrtsrr
Wha a. tawy aehyr tnek hiss,
. g r. fta taops, all,
A4 he 4e irom. tba.ime-tetf,
Sm Mmy Jt.W FftJW
grow forlder. Chicago News.
Relative How Aid ycfu enjoy the .sermon
this morning, Waldonla? Little Boston
Girl 1 lost all interest in it Aunt Hepzibat,
when I heard the clergyman b pronuncia
tion of "genealogy." Chicago Tribune.
"Doesn't Miss Graduate look oddrwlth her
cheeks painted red and the rest of her face so
whita?" 'Tes.'" "Don't jrxra. suppose she knows
that people notice itr "Of course elia dees.
Those are her college colors." Cleveland Plain
"Bill "What is It, Sue?" "I'm goln ta
tell you one thing an' that Is this: Ef you'va
got airy razor or gua on you, aa" go cuttin
an slashln folks at the social, 1 won't go to
tha&msin' with yoa next Frlfiay!" Atlaata
Now cornea one ot these up-to-date sdeattets
aad 'declares that a. steady diet 'of prases will
etreacthen the moral character." Thls-1 stiaplr
a varitla of the old saw, "Se seed" a- yw.'ll
. if7r tort yew W9t kave mask' tmC."
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