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BaTATI rXBBOKEX CHATS. .
By a combination of mendacity. mis
representation acd false Inference,
prompted by prejudice. W. J. -Bryan.
In hta Commor.ar. undertakes to pro
tha ixulrf charge that Praaldant Taft
packed tha Supreme Court In tha In
Krra( of tha trusts and that tha court
carried out this purpoae In tha oil and
tobacco decisions. Thla slander la
aimed at the President by tha man
whom ha generously rave credit for
suggesting one of tha Important provla
lona of the arbitration treaties. Tha
conduct of tha two man towards each
other presents their characters in
striking contrast, to tha decided disad
vantage of Mr. Bryan. Tha beat evl
dence of the falsity of thocharira la tha
cursing and lamentation of tha truata
over Mr. Taft'a expressed determina
tion to enforce the laiw aa Interpreted
by thoaa decisions, and the record a of
the Judgr with whom Mr. Bryan aaya
the President packed tha court.
Mr. Bryan aaya the President sug
gested the Insertion of the word "un
reasonable" In tha anti-trust law, but
as he neglects to specify the speech
containing this suKfrestlon. It i lmpoa
atbla to disprove thla charge dlrectiy.
But ita falsity la proved by Inferenco
throua-h reference to Mr. Tafia mea
aaa of January 7. 110. In which ha
axpreaaed moat bedded opposition to
uch a chana-e. .Mr. Taft said that to
do so would bo to put Into the hands
of the courts a power Impossible to ex
arclse on any consistent principle.
. to BT'e them a powor approaching
the arbitrary, tha abuse of "which
ml hi Involve our Judicial aystem la
Tha Nebraska statesman Implies that
the declaration of the Itepubltcan plat
form of l0i la faor of amendment of
tha anti-trust law was the result of
thirteen years' effort by tha trusts to
secure legislation to permit "reason
able restraint of trade." The plank In
. i a . I. amanrlmanl
qutvuun ufi'vv .-" -.
but recommends amendments which
will prorlde -greater lupmuwn anu
control orer" a "ST eater publicity" re
ardln tha affairs of corporations for
the purpose of atrenrthenlna; tha law.
Tha speech of Oorerner, now Su
preme Justice, Hushes, at Toangstown.
.. on trusts during- the campaign of
. m i. .. 4 vw f f Til-van tA hftf
-en an authorised Interpretation of
e platform to mean that tha word
n reasonable would ba Inserted, "as
l trusts desired." Mr. Bryan'e alng
t g out of Justice Hurhes as a parti o
f ir target U explained by the mercl
i a manner In which he ripped Into
t idling wood the antl-trunt plank In
l Democratic platform of 10S. Bry.
I irrariiltnuiilr assumes that thla
ch was based on information fur-
-ied by George V. Perktna.
.- attempts to make a point or ina
that the resommenaations on
i Justices Hughes. Lurton. Van de
r and Lamar were, arpoimea
not been made public, conterap-
anna' "Hare ou appointed a
me Justice without the Indorse
nf tha trut mas-natesT" What-
rTrr faults the trust mngnatcs hae. no
man will accuse them or lack or Drains,
but Mr. Bryan accuses them of con
duct worthy of blithering l liota. He
says that they all aurported Mr. Taft
for the Presidency and Insinuates that
tha President appointed their nom
inees to the Supreme Court. This court
renders decisions dl.olvlng the oil and
tobacco trusts and placing them all In
an agony of doubt whether they must
not all dlesolYe. The President says
The will enforce that decision and that
the trusts must all dlss-olre, while hla
Attorney-General aaya any recalcitrant
cfTlrlals must go to Ja'.l. These man.
whose creaturca the presMrnt and Su
premo Court are auld by Mr. Bryan to
b. are filling the air with mingled Im
precations and supplications to thoaa
Tory creatures. Men who show no
letter Judgment In the selection of in
struments to do their will would not
te at tha head of great Industries; they
- not competent to run a peanut
With ona exception every Important
ens under tha anti-trust law since Its
pissasre has gone against tha trusts,
smetlmes by a divided court. Four
vacancies are rilled and the court de
cides against tha trusts by eight to
en and tha one dissentient would kill
them outright Instead of waltlnr to
ijcorer whether they are reasonable.
Tet that court Is packed by the trusts!
Mr. Bryan asks for a Uttlo light after
tha plain facta haa cast a flood of
light on tha motlvw of tha appolnt
raents. which wsa to All tha Supreme
Bench with lawyers of tha greatest
learning, wisdom and uprightness, all
Imbued with tha spirit of the ago- Mr.
Taft promoted Justice White to be
Chief Justice, not. as Mr. Bryan false
. .a hapiuM ha favored lnsert-
ble" In tha law. but be
cause) ha was best o.uaiinea io reiorm
clTll procedure "for the cheapening of
I's use for the poor man." which Mr.
Taft considered "tha moat Important
cuestlon before tha American people."
Justlce Hughes was recommended by
h'a InveaUgatlon of tha gas trust and
Insurance companies. His attitude
toward ecrporatlona was shown by his
public utility laws, which have become
a model for progressiva states, and his
. .v . . . ...i. tha bosses, who do tha
of tha eorporatlona. by means of
direct primary. Justices Lurton
Van da Vanter had almost always
al againat tha trusts when sit
- tn tha lower court, but they are
a i tha e-eneral condemnation.
"wr Bryan cal hla attack "an un-
rjken chain." It la rather the mlas-it-t'c
exhalations of a brain diseased
t,T years of disappointed ambition, for
Mr Hrran eufXers. and will always suf
fer the tortures of Tantalue.
Tha poatofflce deficit la dead at the
la It I aaa
ttov h la rata
kaatara nulla n I Oftlma Tarra at Cana
Bt -. Tor. Kraaaalca aali4lla. CM
tf", ataaar twllaias.
t am..! Of a I a. a aWaaai lUnli a
haa& ei J-'oaCm aatr-oeneaA
cock. Ea has proved that his steam
roller la good to crush expenses in his
department as well as to crush op
poaJUon In a convention. If he can
round out bis term of office by es
tablishing a paroela poet, ha will have
made a record equal to that of any
other Cabinet officer.
A LI ITU SXaUfOx OT KJCTCT-1 A X OX
Slngla taaera say that tha people of
Portland are paying tha enormous
sum of ItO.OOO.OOO per annum to tha
landlords for rant. It la a vast amount
something Ilka l0 for each Indi
vidual In Portland. Tha elngle-taxers
would tear afore abolish landlordism
They would have tha stats for a land
lord. Tha renter would pay to tha
state. How would that help tha man
of small family, poor Income, doubt
ful outlook, who Is struggling for
bread and butter?
Tha remedy la not to change land
lords. It Is not to deny tha rewards
of enterprie, thrift, energy, foresight,
erudenca. ability and opportunity to
tha man who builds, venturing all his
means, all his resources, ail hla ease
or mind, and all his future in his in
vestment. Wa are going to destroy
Individual Initiative, individual enter
prise, individual reward under ths
"four average tngle-taxsr will of
course say that all tha atata wants is
the land; and tha private owner may
have tha Improvements; but hs pro
ceada next to denounce tha doctrine
of landlordism and rent-getting. He
doesn't know what ho wants, exoept
that ha wants Paddy to divide his pigs.
The rent-payer must under any sys
tem either pay rent. If ha occupies an
other's quarters, or ho must build for
himself. Tha head of the family does
not need to pay rent If he la Industrl
oue. frugal and ambitious. Let him
get a place of his own. A thousand
ways are open to tha man who la de
serving and who will work for Home
building and trsaaure-eavlng. Then he
will not worry about hla landlord,
whether tha landlord Is tha state or an
rxATtxo Tins o.wk.
Hera are a few things for the prayer
ful consideration of those "lndepend
ant" newspapers in Oregon which pro.
feaa themselves as unspeakably
shocked because a Taft committee has
been organised In Portland to support
tha renomlnatlon of tha President In
the coming April primary:
Tha news dispatches announce tha
opening In Chicago of a La FolWte
political headquarters from which the
campaign for the Presidency of Mr.
La Follotte will be conducted through,
out tha West. There la no reason to
believe that Oregon will ba over
looked. A La Folletta headquarters has been
maintained for two montha or more
In Washington city where1 offices hava
been leased, a corpe of clerks and
stenographers hired and a vaat
amount of literature dtetiibuted
throughout the country. The manager
la Walter L. Houser, ex-Secretary of
State of Wisconsin, and a practical
politician. A large sura of money has
already been spent In the La Follette
campaign. Rudolph Spreckels. Medlll
McCormlck. Gilford Tlnchot. Jonathan
Bourns and othera are mentioned as
the most liberal contributors.
The frlenda of Wood row Wilson
have established on Broadway. New
York, a press bureau thot looks dili
gently after tha Presidential prospecta
of that distinguished gentleman. It
la said that this bureau haa broken all
records for tha diligence and
thoroughness with which It has gath
ered preea cllpptnga about Oovernor
Wilson, and distributed them through
out tha United States. One estimate
1. tfcat th bureau has collected for
Its own purposes matter to fill thirty
thousand newspaper columns. n
corpa of newspaper men la employed
.iff re-ed!t classify and systema-
ttxe the Wilson matertal. .after which
It la aent where It la expeciea 10 uu
tha mnat root.
A gTeat deal of money has $een
expended already In the Wilson
campaign. A large amount haa been
disbursed on behalf of Mr. La Follette.
Somebody la putting op the money
manv somebodies, no doubt. Tha or
gantiatlona of both Wilson and La
Follette are along the llnea of ap
proved political methoda The avowed
purpose Is to Influence public senti
ment for their respective candidates,
and to get votes In the various state
primaries or state conventions.
Will those Oregon newspapers
which profeesed to see In the organiza
tion of the Taft committee a menace
to the rights and liberties of the peo
ple tell us what they think of the
kindred outrage being perpetrated by
Mr. Wilson and Mr. La Follette, or In
thetr respective names?
Anybody who grows wheat in
grow "miracle wheat" without eerrd
lng to Pastor Russel for aeed at $1
per pound. If Pastor Russell had
atudlsd scientists' reports on wheat
growing one-half aa diligently as hs
has atudled ths scriptures he would
not have been led Into aa innocent
(If It was lnnocsnt) Indorsement of
the miraculous power of Brother
Bohnefs grain nor been Impelled to
write the letter which appears In The
It Is a matter of sclentlflo knowl
edge, that our farmers would get bet
ter crops If they sowed half as much
wheat as the custom of thslr fathers
calls for. Mlracls wheat. It Is as
aerted. "should ba sowed thin."
Probably It Is carefully selected seed.
Careful selection of any standard
wheat and thin seeding will do ap
proximately oil tha wonders claimed
for the highly expensive divine gift
of which Pastor Russell Is custodian.
The great trouble encountered by
ecientlsta la tn convincing our farmers
that thla Is true. They cannot get
away from the conviction that the
mora aeed sown tha great' the
Pastor Russell may succeed where
scientists have failed. If so he will
not be compelled to make good his
promise to refund ths 11 per pound
pejd by dlasatlsTtled farmers. And
after thinking the matter over we are
not sure that ths man who scorns
"book farmln' " but la ready to accept
the same thing If branded as a divine
gift or revelation ought not to hava to
pav dearly for his education.
if this measure of success is at
tained Pastor Ruseell'e eyea should
be opened to other opportunities. An
Innocent dyspepsia remedy accom
panied by a blessing and sound
scientific advice as to diet, hygiene,
exercise and other Items of physical
morality would be a similar benevo
lence to those who prefer mysteries
and miracles to physicians' advice. It
aaso aught to prove as remunerative
to tha froa tract fund, of Pastor Rus
sell as his miracle wheat, and lead
to enterprises of large variety which
will readily suggest themselves to the
fertile mind of that distinguished
itsrOit AXD nXTOCBATS.
Quit a change has come over tha
spirit of our National dream as far
as subpena serving on plutocrats Is
ooncerned. Time was when the Na
tion was entertained by the spectacle
of John D. Rockefeller akuUlng be
hind tha woodpile to shun an officer
with a summons to testify In court.
In those glorious old days It was half
as much as an official's life was worth
to disturb the august aerenlty of a
millionaire with a legal writ. Now
Tha experience of tha subpena
aerver who visited a score or so of
money monarche with writs to testify
la tha steel corporation case were
varied but by no means unhappy.
Not a solitary plutocrat hid behind
tha barn. Not ona of them sent the
butler to tha door to tell the officer
that ha was sick abed or taking a
wedding trip In Europe. Mr. Carnegie
gave the officer an autographed pic
ture of hla benignly glided face. J.
P. Morgan waited for him In his
library with all the polltenesa he
would have shown a fellow possessor
of billions, and accepted the subpena
as willingly as If It had been an In
vitation to attend an assembly of the
Episcopalian Church. Mr. Rocke
feller, pr-.slvely reminiscent of other
daya. loid tha officer he was glad to
see him. We wonder If he really was.
What dellghta one in ail this Is the
evident fact that none of these mag
nates persists In believing that he Is
bigger than the law -of his country.
Some of them used to have that opin
ion of themselves, but they have all
been cured of It. They may wish they
were bigger than the Government of
the United States but they know they
are not. A nation has one signal ad
vantage over an lndl'ldual, no matter
how vaat his dimensions may be. The
Nation goes on living for a hundred,
a thousand, ten thousand years, while
the man of money must die. He can
prolong his effective life by forming
a corporation, but when he files, or
often before he dies, the policy of the
corporation necessarily changes, while
the nation, being the visible symbol of
an unalterable tendency, holds on its
way forever. Our millionaires seem
to be coming to their senses.
MB. riTRKJXB AXD Tim TIWSTS.
Wa think with Mr. G, W. Perkins
that much of the popular prejudice
against corporations oomes from In
adequate Information and shallow
thought. In tha article of his which
Tha Oregonlan published yesterday
Mr. Perkins aucceeda pretty well In
showing that the modern corporation
Is very far from being a purely arti
ficial device hatched up to rob the
publlo for the benefit of unscrupulous
promoters. On the contrary. It is the
natural outgrowth of progress In
science. Invention and communica
tion. That fetich worship which
many nreord to old established busi
ness mothoda without regard to the
nature or consequences is largely a
matter of habit. The habit was ac
quired In the old days when unoraun
Ixed methods were the only possible
ones In business. The world was then
broken up by barriers of lanuaife,
distance mountain ranges, seas and
so on Into minute tracts and each tract
was obliged to carry on Its own affairs
without much reference to what went
on elsewhere. Moreover, within any
given district the petty conditions of
commerce naturally forbade any
such thing as combination on the
large scale. Indeed. It had ecarcely
been thought of even on the small
scale. Tha rule was "every enterprise
for Itsolf," and In the circumstances It
was a good rule.
But the conditions we have men
tioned had the bad effect of creat
ing an unfortunate montal habit,
namely, the habit of believing that
thoroughgoing competition was tho
only r.a.jral way of earning on busi
ness. When the conditions passed
away which made competition desira
ble this mental error persisted and
survived Into tho time when the
progress of science and Invention Im
peratlvely demanded other methods.
Steam and electricity have aa good as
beaten down such barriers as aeas
and mountains. Difference of lan
guage no longer holds men apart.
Railroads, telegraphs, and above all.
the printing press, have welded the
world Into one community which for
purposes of Intercommunication Is
not half so large as Germany was In
ik- niHu ama. Mr. Perkins men
tions these factors In modern business
but he singularly overlooks another
which Is of the first consequence.
That Is International credit. We are
prone to forget how Intricate and
Ingenious this contrivance Is and also
how modern It la It must be looked
upon strictly as an acoompanlment of
steam and electricity. To be sure
there was International credit of a
sort as far back as the beginning of
the Thirteenth century, but It was as
feeble and undeveloped as were the
roads and malls of that period. With
out unlimited correspondence between
the banka of the world modern com
merce would be Impossible.
Steam and electricity must work on
the grand acala or not at all. Their
energy la so tremendoua that It can
k- .nniieil In a Dettv way. It de
mands millions of square miles and'
myriads of men ror its adequate ex
ercise. Now It is a law of human
nature that when a cheaper means of
doing the world's work exists than the
one already In use men will Invent
some plan to apply It In practice.
Steam and electricity are a great deal
cheaper than the old hand and horse
work. The plan which has been con
trived to apply them In practice Is
the corporation. These natural forces
and the corresponding human Inven
tion for using them In production are
exquisitely adapted to one another,
as all things are which are produced
by evolutionary growth. But the
forcea of electricity and steam and
the corporation which exploits them
so well pay no regard to the welfare
of man. Evolution Is careless of
ethics and knows nothing of Justice.
It Is a mill which grinds exceeding
fine but It grinds the happiness 01
nations with as much eagerness as the
dust of a continent. To make evolu
tion Intelligent and merciful wo must
Inject Intelligence and mercy" into It.
This, aa Mr. Perkins pointedly re
nini in we have neglected to do.
and our troubles with the big cor
porations are the consequence 01 our
Indolence. In his opinion our present
duty Is not to try to turn back the
tide of evolution by breaking up the
corporations, but to set to work to
ih fartnra whose absence
makes them malitftoant, Thaj axe Justi
about destitute, of hnmanltarlan In
telligence. Let us aupply It, aaya Mr.
As the great eorporatlona now exist
they resemble the baronies of the
middle agea France, to choose the
best example, was broken up Into
such baronies all fighting ona another,
all robbing tha people, all resisting
regulation by the central power at
Parle. But while tha central power
was not stronger than all of them
combined It was mora than a match
for any one of them singly. It ap
plied the principle of divide and con
quer with auch excellent effeot that It
overcame the baronies ona by one and
finally ewallowed them all. The result
was a united France. Wa can not
blind ourselves to the existence of
some such process In the commercial
world. Admit that tho courts will
dissolve the bad trusts. The good
onea will remain and It Is Incredible
that other good ones should rot arise
to replace the bad ones. Thus, what
ever the courts may do, the trust
problem must continue essentially
unchanged, though no doubt It will
be an excellent expedient to weed out
those which ore obviously pernlcloua
Our point Is. and It Is also Mr.
Perkins point, that the distinction
between good and bad trusts Is merely
of passing Importance. When It Is
settled we must still confront the
problem of regulating the good truata
Just aa Franoe had to regulate Its
barons, no matter though they were
bishops In tho church. Mr. Perkins
believes that the history of the next
few centuries will, take Its color from
the way this regulation la devised and
carried out, and In our opinion ho la
The death of Mrs. Laura A. Porter,
of Forest Grove, notea the passing of
the last of the little bond of settlers
who were In at the beginnings of Po
clflo University. Mra. Porter held the
record a remarkable one In the an
nals of the restless, ever-moving w est
nf a itnntinimtia residence for fifty-
nine years on the place where she but
now died at the age or 11 years. . ui
her early neighbors .-union xuiue ana
.ifa Thomas O. Navlor and wife. Rev.
Elkanah Walker and wife. Rev. Har
vey Clark and wife. Rev. Tnomas uon
Anr rA Trlfn Aivtn T. Smith and wife.
Judge E. D. Shattuck and wife. John
T. Scott and wife, Wesley MUiKey ana
.ie- Mra Tahltha Brown. Rev. S. H.
Marsh, Oeorge Fernslde and wife, and
Dr. William Glger and wife not one
survives. Tho death of Mrs. Porter,
who was for many of her later years
an Invalid and almost unknown to tho
community In which she lived, closes
nil einana the volume In which the
names and the record of endeavor of
the early aettlers of Forest urove is
ivritt.n Wnrthv statebullders were
these early pioneers, and of fragrant
memory. They oeiong 10 mo iro
company of those of whom It may bo
said: TTley rest xrom tneir laooni anu
their works do follow them."
An Ideal hospital site Is that recently
purchased at Oregon City. Thla Is
known aa the Carey Johnson house,
having been built many years ago by
Hon. Carey Johnson and long occu
plod by himself ond family. The site
la commanding, the view wide and ex
ceedingly beautirul and grand, tho en-
I nharm!ti(T And in A VP !V VflV
suited to the repose of the convalescent
and tho restoration or tne innuiu.
The decision to name the great
mountain peak In Jackson county
McLoughlin Instead of Pitt la In
harmony both with history and senti
ment. Not only is McLoughlin the
first name given by white men to the
mountain, but Hs selection fitly honors
the memory of the father of Oregon.
Death of the young women In the
Chehalls powder factory looks like cor
porate murder. Washington haa a La
bor Commissioner. Where was he and
why had he not safeguarded these un
fortunate people compelled to labor
under hazardous surroundings?
The Spokane restaurateur, one of
whose customers found a dozen pearls
In an oyster, may experience a boom
In business among those who look for
similar prizes. One such find resulted
In a lawsuit. In which the pearls were
awarded to the customer.
If the charges that the Turks were
guilty of treachery and massacre of
the wounded Italians In Tripoli should
be proved, history would only be re
peating Itself. The religion of the
Turks teaches that good faith toward
infidels is not required.
We do not hear much about the
strenuous Ufa, but President Taft Is
living It- Home from a six weeks'
speechmaklng tour, he holds a hurried
conference on China and arbitration,
then goes to New York to review the
Tho Manchus Just kill, kill, kill. All
they seem to care to do Is destroy life.
Old-time pictures of bloodthirsty de
mons were modeled on what the Man
chu might appear under the blood lust
and were not far out of the way.
Other women cannot follow the ex
ample of the woman who uaed her
slipper on her husband when he come
home hilarious the other night. To
but few ore given feet of a slse to be
While the farce of selecting Jurors
in the Los Angeles dynamiting case
is on. Americans are not In a posi
tion to criticise the procedure by
which Italy tries the Camorra.
If the Shermans follow out their
system In guarding against germs,
they will need to spray the wedding
cake and bake the trousseau.
The aid of aviation In war will he
shown In the Tripoli trouble. An Ital
ian has succeeded in dropping bombs
Into a Turkish camp.
Uncle Sam was twenty millions
short when he balanced his books
Tuesday night, but a hard Winter has
little terror for him.
The back-door canvass ' of "the
grocers' and -butchers delivery men
among the cooks may decide tha Los
Angeles election. .
Yuan Shi Kal may be destined to
become as great power In revolutionary
China aa LI Hung Chang waa In Im
George Randolph Chester Is able al
ways to extricate his heroes and
should find little trouble in his own
Winter la on schedule time In tha
FALL CROSSES BOY'S EXES
Schoolboy Falls From "Gym" Bar
and Shakes Eve From Place.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or, Nov. s.
(SpocIaL) CI arena Montgomery, a 1-year-old
paper carrier who attends
Riverside school, met with a peculiar
accident which shifted the position of
his left eye. With some other boys he
was praotlolng athletics In a gym
nasium and Clarence waa using the
turning bar, which, while, ba was exer
cising on it. slipped from Its socket and
threw him to the floor. The bar fell
on top of him and struck him over the
left eye. Jarring It out of place, so
that the angle of vision apparently
crosses that of the other optic
For the first two or three days after
the ocourrenoe the aye pained the boy,
but since then he has suffered no In
convenience save that the sight of the
altered eye Is slightly weaker tnan
I normal. Tha eye has worked slightly
I toward Its proper position In the
! socket. If It Is determined that an
I operation la neoessary, Montgomery
! will go to Portland to a specialist. The
boy Is a son of Logan f. Montgomery,
who la foreman at the stone crusher
plant, and Uvea at Fifth and Grant
W. a T. C. WANTS !fO POLITICS
Montesano Organisation. I Satisfied.
by Mayor's) Action.
MONTESANO, Wash, Nov. J. (Spe
cial.) At the meeting of the Woman's
vw-i-.i t . TTnfnn fcalA vea-
j terday afternoon the following resolu
tion waa adoptefl -regarding toe repori
that the organisation would put a
tloket In the field at the coming mu
nicipal election! .
Resolved. That wnereaa. It haa come
to our knowledge that many of our
stores are open and doing business on
the Sabbath day. and knowing the
same to be unlawful, we, tha Woman's
sano, appointed s oommittee to wait
1 upon Mayor Wheeler and put, tne same
before him ana bss: nis 00-operauon 111
having the law obeyed. Thla commit
tee waited on the Mayor and he, In
his usual oourteous manner, discussed
the situation pro and oon with the
committee and aa a result we are per
fectly willing to leave the matter in
the hands of the Mayor. We regret
the rumors that have gone abroad, as
It was never the Intention of the Union
at this time to put a tloket In the
STORY CAUSES LIBEXi 6CIT
Finnish Newspaperman Prints Al
leged Malicious Article.
ASTORIA, Or.. Nov. 1. (Special.)
A suit has been filed in the Circuit
Court by A. Jaloff against the Western
Workmen's Co-Operatlve Publishing
Company to recover $1000 damages for
defamation of character. The defen
dant Is the publisher of the Finnish
newspaper, Toveri, and the complaint
alleges that in Its Issue of Monaay,
October JO, the paper contained an
article reading as follows:
"In the Police Court Saturday after
noon, A. Jaloff was brought before the
court for breaking the peaoe. Jaloff
was Intoxicated, and, making too mucn
noise and breaking the customs of civ
ilized people, the police took him Into
their care and let him go by paying $5
ball to appear at the court Monday."
Continuing, the complaint asserts
that the article In question was a
"false, scandalous, malicious and de
famatory libel and untrue in every par
ticular, and by the publication of It tho
plaintiff- was Injured in bis reputation
credit and business."
SEATTLE (SELLS BAD FRUIT
Leading Commission Dealer Fined
In Police Court at Elliot Bay.
SEATTLE. Nov. 2. One of the prin
cipal commission firms of Seattle was
fined In police court today for sell
ing decayed peaches to a grooer. The
retailer was arrested by a oity health
official, who was attraoted by the
sign "'peaches 1 cents a box." The
peaches were found to be entirely un
fit for food. ,
The grocer, under orders, carried the
fruit to a garbage dump. The whole
saler on trial contended that he did not
sell to the consumer and could not be
prosecuted, but was convicted. Re
cently large quantities of fruit for
bidden to be sold In Spokane and other
Northwestern cities, have been shipped
to Seattle and disposed of at bargain
VEW STATION BEING BUILT
LAKEVIEW, Or., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Chief Engineer Oliver, of the Nevada-
Californla-Oregon Railway, reports
that rails are laid to Sugar Loaf Hill,
which Is 30 miles below here, and
that a crew of tracklayers are at work
on the line making speed as rapidly as
The grading crew .that has been at
New Pine Creek and vicinity is laying
out the station grounds and an addi
tional mile of grade, as the former
site for a station, has been abandoned
on aocount of a legal tangle. The
crew is encamped on the new right of
way, within a short distance of the
center of town.
Elx Prominent Northwest Men Re
leased y Flaw In Indictment.
SPOKANE, Nov. 2. On the ground
that the expression, "for mailing and
delivery," was absent from the indict
ment oharglng officials of the Idaho
Hardwood Company with fraudulent
use of the malls. Federal Judge Rudkln
today sustained the demurrer, thus dis
missing the charges aftalnst six promi
nent citizens of the Northwest.
The six men are D. W. Stanrod, pres
ident of the First National Bank of Po
catello Idaho; A. B. Moss, president of
the First National Bank of Payette,
Idaho: James A. Murray, a Butte mil
lionaire; J. B. Perrlne, of Twin Fails,
Idaho; Paul S. A. Beckel, of Jerome,
Idaho, and Don Davenport, of Spokano.
Johnson Replies to Brush.
CHICAGO, Nov. I. President B. B.
Johnson, of the American League, be
fore he departed last night for the
Comlskey hunting camp near Mercer,
Wis., addressed a letter to John T.
n nf the Nv York
I l UB 11. jiicam"'.
Giants. The missive was a reply to
the letter srusn aeni. m ivuuouu v.
a. i..ihhv tha latter to Droduce
all his evidence against the New York
club, and ottering me co-operation 01
-u. i..k in truHnr the facts in the
. ti.'U.t ara.lnlno- In the world's
CJUI l.U a
series Just doled. Mr. Johnson de
clined to mase pumio mo
Albany Indoor Ball Season On.
at daw fir 'nv f fSDeolal.
Before a big crowd In the Armory, the
.....aniuH Albany Indoor Baseball
League began Its schedule last even
ing, the ltnignta 01 toiumDus wiodids
the opening game from the Alco Club, .
by s score of IX to. , 1
CANDIDATES ARE CONSIDERED
Oregon City Councilman Is Urged to
Head Municipal Ticket.
OREGON CITT, Or.. Nov. 2. (Spe
cial.) A petition signed by 400 persons
that he beoome a candidate for Mayor
was given William Andresen. president
of the City Council. Thursday. Mr. An
dresen said that he had not had time
to examine the petition aad would not
make a decision for several days. His
friends who have been active in ob
taining the signatures to the petition
believe that he will make the raoe.
Mr. Andresen has served in the City
Council six years and haa made a fine
reoord. He is familiar with the affairs
of the city, and Is head of the finance
oommlttee of the Council. Like others
who have been mentioned for the place,
Mr. Andresen feels that the duties of the
office would require much of his time,
and consequently he desires to give the
subject oareful consideration.
M. D. Latourette, secretary of the
Commerolal Club, also is being urged
to be a oandldate for Mayor. Mr.
Latourette aald Thursday evening that
he had not thought seriously of run
ning, but admitted that he had been
asked to allow the use of his name.
Gordon E. Hayes, who was mentioned
as a candidate, has announced that he
will not make the race.
IjANDSMEN act as hosts
Uat and Staff of Pacific Fleet Are
LO8 ANGELES, Nov. 2. Rear-Ad-tnlral
Chauncey Thomas, commander of
the Poolfio fleet; Rear Admiral W. H.
H. Southerland, In command of the seo
ond division, and 180 officers of the Pa
cific fleet now anohored In Los Ange
les harbor were guests of the city to
day. Leaving their ships In the forenoon,
the offloers of the fleet boarded spe
cial cars at San Pedro and were con
veyed directly to the Jonatnan liud,
where a dinner was tendered them by
the officers of the club and tho Cham
ber of Commerce. They were guests
later at a lawn fete attended by more
than 2000 Los Angelans.
In the course of the day the blue
Jackets of the fleet have enjoyed the
freedom of the beach resorts.
Thousands of persons gathered to
night on the bluffs overlooking the
harbor, viewing the electrlo display on
the warships. The old battleship Ore
gon, resplendent with dazzling bulbs,
was the center of attraction
Little torpedo-boata dashed In and
out of tho line, sweeping the high hills
with their searchlights.
"WEATHER, RECORD 19 SET
Government Places Automatic. Ther
mometer In Lonely Spot.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or, Nov. 2.
(Special.) Leland Mosier, hydrog
rapher of the United States Reclama
tion Service, haa returned to this city
from Straw, Cel., 12 miles south of the
south end of Tule Lake, where he
placed for the Government a protected
thermometer, which will reoord the
weather there, to furnish -the Reclama
tion 6ervice of the Klamath project
with necessary data to determine
whether the same kinds of crops may
be raised as In thla vicinity.
The thermometer Is of the automatlo
registration variety and can be ope
rated for a couple of weeks, If neces
sary, without a change of the record
roll, which takes the temperatures. The
land about which the Government seeks
information is In the Modoo sub-project,
where It Is proposed to reclaim about
18,000 acres and Straw Is In the center
of the area. The land Is broken, but la
believed to be soil well worth re
deeming. HARNEY COUNTY SURVEYED
Four Crews Are Concluding; Labors
and Will Report.
BURNS, Or, Nov. 2. (Special.)
George Cartler, who has been in charge
of a crew of Government surveyors, re
turned this week from the southern
part of Harney County with his men
and outfit, and has gone to Ontario,
from which point they will operate
through Malheur County next year.
These men are one of four crews of
about 14 men each, who have been em
ployed for two seasons subdividing the
unsurveyed lands of Harney County.
But one of the crews is yet in the field,
and It will finish their work by the
middle of November.
There remains but two townships In
the county unsurveyed, both In Stein's
Mountains, one at the head of Mud
Creek and the other at the head of 1
BUtzen River. The returns of the sur
vey of the past two seasons will prob
ably be In the hands of the Surveyor
General next February.
NEW RAILROAD IS PROJECTED
Electrlo Road From Ashland North
to Eugene Announced.
MEDFORD, Or., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Medford Is taking great Interest In the
proposed electric line to run from Ash
land to Eugene, incorporated Saturday
in the State of Washington with a capi
tal stock of 23,000,000 under the name
of the Oregon Southern Railway Com
pany. J. Arnold Doyle, of Spokane, Wash.,
and H. M. Farren, of Boise, organizers
of the company,' are in Medford and
will apply for a franchise from the
Cffy Council at Its next meeting.
It Is rumored that the Rogue River
Railway running from Medford to
Jacksonville will be purchased by the
new company and electrified, while Mr.
Doyle declares that the main line will
be a third rail system, rock ballasted
and with steel bridges. The estimated
cost a mile will be 60,000.
The organizers promise aotual con
struction work by February L
CONTRACT WILL BE LET SOON
Representatives Look Over Eugene-to-Coos
vrnrvTl! Or Not. 2. (SDeciaD Jt
Is probable' that contracts for the first
25 miles of the Hiugene-uoos ecy ex
tension will be let within a short time.
Tl-i.. I a ri.-arlr.allv ratnnll to
the Coast range, and representatives of
large contracting iirms imvo mxu bj
.. n rVitt Una nf tha survev almost
daily. Farmers and commission men
have been interviewed regarding prices
and delivery of supplies.
John ii- iwony, 01 me iirm vi
n 1. t,i. .1-11 ti t di'pr tha line Mon
day, accompanied by a Southern Paclflo
right-of-way man. luwuay juausuu
Porter, of the firm of Porter Bros., was
in Eugene for the purpose of going
over the ground. Yesterday Mr. Burr,
. Trniatto aV RnrT who urn hiilldina
UL l' "iw . " ' " tJ
the California-Northwestern line from
San Francisco to Eureka, came to Eu
gene and went out over tue ,1110. -
Edwin Hawley Resigns Three Jobs.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Announcement
was made, today of the resignation of
Edwin Hawley as president of the
Great Western Power Company, of
California, the California Electric Gen
erating Company and the Western Pow
er Company, a holding company for the
Great Western, ,
T PASTOR III' 5 SELL WRITES LETTEB
He Wtll not Vse Miracle Wheat Money
. for Year, Pending Results.
PORTLAND, Nov. 1. (To the Editor.)
I beg. to call your attention to an
open letter from Pastor Russell ex
plaining his connection with "Miracle
Wheat." This letter was published in
the Brooklyn and Nesg York papers
and is self-explanatory
Your recent editorial commenting
on an apparent discrepancy In state-
, ments re "Miracle Wheat" by Mr. J. A.
Bonnet ana myself, noted. Relative to
the particulars suroundlng the exact
origin of this wheat we are glad to
stand corrected. The point which we
raised, however, related to Pastor Rus
sell's connections with this grain. I
am sure that the many readers of your
excellent Journal would have been In
terested In the publication of ths full
text of J. A. Bonnet's letter.
WILLIAM A. BAKER.
NEW YORK. Sept. 71, (To My
, Friends and the General Public)
"Miracle wheat" has certainly ob
! talned a wide publicity through the
I publio press. The proffered donation
I by my friends. Mr. Bohnet and Mr.
i Fleming, of the proceed of their crops
I of "miracle wheat" to our fund f or -I
printing free tracts In all languages
has been made to appear a crime, be
cause some are sceptical.
I have no knowledge of wheat or
ita culture, but I have confidence In
these two friends, that all they say in
favor of "miracle wheat" they know to
be true. But every pood thing has its
enemies and fault-finders; and so it
must be with "miracle wheat." People
who have not produced It condemn It.
Under the circumstances, I, as presi
dent of the society, shall refuse to ac
cept the proceeds of this seed-wheat
for a year and shall insist that any
purchaser of the wheat dlEsatlsned or
disappointed with his bargain shall
have his money back on demand.
The price placed upon seed-wheat by
these friends, $1 per pound, postage
paid, is criticised as excessive. It did
not so appear to me, and evidently did
not so appear to those who purchased
It. Jealous competitors claim that
their wheat is "Just as good," and that
they sell for less money. We will be
glad if this Is true, and If this notor
iety shall sell all their stocks. I am
glad If thus the more quickly the
wheat crop of the world shall be In
creased three-fold and the necessary
seed therefor decreased three-fourths.
That will mean an Increase In the
wealth of our country alone of $1,
000,000,000 per year from the wheat
crop. It would also make cheaper
bread for the poor. If I were a farm
er I would sow my wheat fields to
Xmlracle wheat" as quickly as possible,
even If the seed cost me $10 per ounoe.
In calling attention to "miracle
wheat" In my Journal In March, 1908,
my only objeots were: (1) To benefit
my fellow men, and, (il to mark an
other evidence of Divine favor, mak
ing for the fruitfulness of earth and
preparing for the Messiah's kingdom.
I then quoted from the Government's
report on this wheat and expressed a
hope that It would prove what my
friends now claim it hag demonstrated.
I had not the slightest thought then
that the proceeds of any of this wheat
would be tendered to the free tract
fund of the Bible and Tract Society.
My objeot was benevolent and not mer
cenary, and so It Is still. The general
adoption of "miracle wheat" would not
advantage me one penny, except as -general
prosperity would advantage
CHARLES T. RUSSELL.
Highest Water In Willamette.
CENTRALI A, Wash., Oot. 2L (To
the Editor.) What year was the very
high water In Portland T ,
D. B. REES.
Weather Bureau records show that
the highest water known In the his
tory of Portland was June T, 1894,
when the' river attained a height of
12 feet. '
v Preslden Foate Appravea.
PORTLAND, Or, Nov. l-(To the
Editor.) Let me thank you In gen
eral for your views concerning the
function of colleges, and especially for
your editorial In The Oregonlan this
morning. Unless Reed College Is fun
damentally wrong In Its principles,
your editorial Is high service in the
cause of any higher education worth
the name. WILLIAM T. FOSTER.
Zoo Animals Pose An nnnsnal
page of photos of Portland 's City
Park denizens as caught by the
The Amazons' Siege A record
of the work, victories and fail
ures in the -woman's suffrage
campaigns in America. ,
Fables la Slang George Ade's
1911 fable of the women who
were opposed to vivisection ex
cept within the union.
Sidelights on H u n t i n g An
amateur nimrod goes fully and
freely into the topic of stalking
big game in the forests and bills
Underclass Mix Day Half a
page, illustrated, on a new cus
tom that has replaced hazing in
one of the big schools.
Civil War Adventures Port
land veterans relate experiences
at Cedar Creek and the Siege of
A Social Somersault One of
George" Randolph Chester's clev
erest tales on high finance.
When the World Was Young
Something about the life of 10r
000,000 years ago, as revealed by
recent Governmental research
Wives Who Pursue Oareers
An illustrated half-page on the
work of an interesting group of
About Goldendale- Addison
Bennett writes interestingly of a
thrifty Washington district
The Widow Wise, Sambo, Hair
breadth Harry, Slim Jim and Mr.
Boss have new adventures, and
little Anna Belle has some nice
new clothes to cut out.
MANY OTHER FEATUEES