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1 i THE Df-AXD-OCTERS.
6eaator Poind exter wires to some
ona In Spokane the pleasing assur
ance that he s not a bolter from the
Reupbllcaa party. He proposes to
eroTtt hie loyal and unquestioning
support of the party by favoring the
nomination of Roosevelt Presidential
lectors and opposing the Republican
electors. That is alL The Senator
prill thus demonstrate his party fidel
ity t7 opposing Its candidate, repudi
ating its platform and contributing
-arit.il all his power and Influence to Its
defeat, and In time standing for re
election in a Republican primary on
. In South Dakota the Republican
convention has adopted the same In
genious course of bolting without
bolting y nominating Roosevelt elec
tors. The California Republican or
ganisation, under the direction of the
Impeccable Johnson. will do the
same thing. It is the Roosevelt game
everywhere. Wherever it is possible
to' control the Republican organisa
tion It will be used to defeat Mr.
Taft's; otherwise the men who have
adopted for their slogan the impres
sive commandment "Thou shalt not
BteaT won't steal anything from the
Foindezter and Johnson will not
take the open and manly course of
leaving the Republican party, and
forming a party of their own, because
they fear the ultimate consequences to
themselves. They want to stay and
do as they and all like them have
heretofore done repudiate all Re
publican candidates who do not be
long to their faction and vote the
nam of a united party for election
of candidates who do belong to their
faction. It is a two-edged sword that
they alone have wielded. They' hate
to lay It down.
AIX CRN TJPON BRYAN.
Taa fight for the Democratic nom
ination at Baltimore has left, almost
as many sore spots in the Democracy
as the fight at Chicago left in the Re
publican party. The friends of Clark
are angry nd disappointed and will
not be comforted. Unlike Roosevelt's
friends, they pledge support to Wil
son, but they openly say that Clark
was slandered and betrayed and they
point to Bryan as the guilty man. On
this point men usually as far apart
as Watterson and Hearst are of one
mind. They mingle lamentation over
the rejection of Clark with denuncia
tions of Bryan as the man who
worked his undoing.
Hearst, who never gives anything
In politics without exacting an equiv
alent, is particularly bitter, for visions
of a seat in a Clark Cabinet or of a
future nomination for President have
been blotted out by the choice of
Wilson. Loudly asserting that it has
been progressive in advance of the
Democratic party, his New Tork
American declares that "the Improper
methods and the undemocratic spirit"
of both the Democratic and Republi
can conventions will be made an ar
gument for the abolition of conven
tions and the substitution of direct
nominations. It calls Brian's assault
on Clark demagogic and says "his
falsa accusations or insinuations"
rankle in the hearts of Clark men.
It turns upon Underwood with the
assertion that the states controlled by
the Interests were for him and that
their votes were withheld from Clark
when they could have given him the
nomination. It retorts to Bryan's at
tack on Clark for accepting the aid
of New Tork by saying: .
And to any that the nomination of Gov
ernor Wilson was finally made posalble by
the support of Taggart In Indiana and of
It ran In Virginia and Sullivan in Illlnola
mad Tammany In New Tork la not only a
reflection upon oovernor tvllaon. but an alU
efficient vindication of the slandered
Speaker of the Democratic Houae.
It says that this support of Wilson
j the interests reflects on Bryan. It
accuses him of hypocrisy, of sitting
"silent, sullen and insincere" when
Taggart transferred Indiana and
Sullivan transferred Illinois to Wil
son, although he had made the trans
fer of New Tork from Harmon to
Clark a pretext for turning Nebraska
to Wilson and halting Clark's march
to victory. It passionately affirms the
reality and genuineness of Clark's
Democracy, but holds Wilson guiltless
of any understanding with the inter
Bryan is accused of having through
out his career played politics of a
very practical kind; of owing all his
prosperity to politics; of having
grown rich out of the .disasters he
has brought on his party. He is ac
cused of having schemed at Baltimore
for one of two purposes either "to
eliminate all other candidates to make
room for his own perpetual candi
dacy" or to "make impossible the
election of any Democratic President
In November, lest that President
should destroy Bryan's prestige and
obliterate Bryan's dictatorship in the
oouncils of the party."
J Bryan Is the "fall guy," the nenpe-
goat for all the disappointments of
the Clark men. tne unaerwooa men,
the Harmon men. Should success be
achieved by Wilson, whose nomina
tion Is thus directly attributed to the
evil machinations of the Nebraskan,
any honors he may confer on Bryan,
any yielding to Bryan's Influence, will
call forth shrieks of protest from the
Clark men. Theee "betrayed" and
embittered Innocents will always have
knives concealed up their sleeves,
ready to stick Into the peerless leader
at every opportunity. There Is not
that brotherly love among the De
mocracy which would argue well for
union during , the campaign. If the
foes of Bryan should smother their
resentment until November -and vic
tory should perch on the Democratic
. ,v. .1 . anil p . ir
Banner, wm iiaiuco
ut more fiercely when Wilson comes
to distribute the rewards and feels
called upon to remember his political
AX ABSURD DEVICK OF THE ENEMY.
The answer of the Republioan Na
tional Committee to the absurd move
ment among Insurgents in Congress
to call upon President Taft to with
draw Is to elect Hilles chairman and
organize for the campaign. For Taft
to withdraw would be a base deser
tion of his party; it would be a con
fession that the convention which
nominated him was not truly repre
sentative of the party; it would in
deed be a tacit admission that the
charges of fraud brought against the
convention were well founded.
Taft has proved that he is not the
man to desert his army in the face
of the enemy, to turn over the com
mand to the leader of a band of mu
tineers. He stands as the representa
tive of recognized Republican princi
ples and as such it is his doty to lead
his army in the electoral battle. He
believes that the charges of fraud are
false and Is prepared to face the tra
duoers of his party before the people
and disprove them. He maintains
that his administration is truly pro
gressive and has made a more earnest
and successful effort - to redeem its
platform pledges than any preceding
administration. He denies that his
administration or tho convention or
the platform Is reactionary. He is the
Chosen standard-bearer of Republi
canism. Had "this movement originated
among Taft's own supporters it might
have been entitled to some attention
from him. But it sprang from the
ranks of his bitterest opponents and
detractors and was branded as a
scheme of the enemy not only by its
parentage but by the dishonest pre
tense that it came spontaneously from
both wings of the party. It, there
fore, deserves only to be ignored.
TRYTSG A JTJDGE AND J CRY.
The Oregonian has been favored
with a copy of the brief filed before
the Supreme Court by the attorneys
for George Humphrey and Charles
Humphrey, the brothers convicted in
Benton County of the murder of Mra
Eliza Griffith. The group of attor
neys representing the two Humphreys
contains five well-known names, and
they subscribe to a powerful legal
argument against the methods em
ployed at tho trial to procure a ver
dict against the defendants.
The sole reliance of the prosecu
tion. It is declared, was the confes
sions made by the Humphrey at dif
ferent dates. It Is charged that those
confessions were secured wholly as
the result of the "sweating" process
by the public officers, for the Hum
phreys are "men of a very low degree
of intelligence and small mental ca
pacity, and In the habit of merely
answering questions and conversations
and accepting the opinions of other
people without discussion." Many
errors are alleged by the appellants
to have occurred in the trial in the
examination of Jurors and in the in
structions to the Jury and the closing
argument of the DlBtrtct Attorney.
But it does not appear that these
allegations are more than the formal
offerings of lawyers, purely technical
and always to be found in such casea
The attorneys ,for the Humphreys
give greatest weight to the methods
pursued t get the confessions.
The Oreronlan holds no brief for
the-JKumphreys nor against them. It
wlirnot discuss what the appellants
brief contains, but it feels that it may
witheut Impropriety say a word about
something the brief does not contain.
There is to be found therein no alle
gation of the Innocence ef the Hum
phreys. No effort is to be made to
save the necks of men charged witn
an awful crime on the ground that
they did not commit it; only that they
were not properly tried.
Are these lawyers engaged in a
persistent endeavor to save the lives
of those men because they believe
they are innocent? Or have they
dismissed from consideration all ques
tion of guilt or Innocence and sought
a final determination of the case on
the purely abstract question as to
whether the substantial rights of
their clients had been Invaded T If
the former, why did they not say so?
If the latter, what Is this appeal but
a trial 'in the Supreme Court, not of
the Humphreys, but of the . lower
court, including judge, prosecutor and
THE HAJTFORD CASE.
The propriety of a thorough investi
gation of the personal habits of Judge
Cornelius H. Hanford by the House
committee now sitting in Seattle can
hardly be questioned. . Drunkenness
was one of the charges preferred
against him. If Judge Hanford has
sat in court when Intoxicated, or is
habitually under the influence of
liquor, he is not fit to remain on the
Federal bench, and should be re
moved. The committee is an inquisi
torial body and Its duty Is to seek evi
dence on this phase of the case.
But the real inspiration for the in
quiry should not in the meantime be
overlooked. The proposed impeach,
ment of Judge Hanford arose from the
rendering of an order by him revoking
the naturalization "papers previously
granted to Leonard Oleson, a labor So
cialist. The charge that he exceeded
his authority and established a dan
gerous precedent in this respect seems
to have been given as yet but perfunc
tory examination. Those whom it of
fended should not be permitted to sub
ordinate it wholly in an effort to "get"
Regulations and restrictions are pre
scribed by law for the admission of
aliens to citizenship in 'lie United
States. An applicant for papers is re
quired to make oath that he is at
tached to the principles and Constitu
tion of the Unit-' States and well dis
posed to the good order and happi
ness of the same. To prevent the ad
mission of thi Nation's enemies to
citizenship further safeguards have
been, established. The Federal stat
utes contain the following provision:
That do parson who disbelieves In sr Is
opposed to organised government, or wno la
a member of or affiliated with any organ
isation ontertalnlns and teaching such dis
belief In or opposition to organized govern
ment ... shall ba naturalised or made
cltlsen of the United States.
The law also comers Jurisdiction on
the- Federal Court to declare void the
final order admitting to citizenship
persons who have obtained that order
by violation of the provisions of the
set. The Socialist Labor party advo
cates the establishment in America of
an industrial commonwealth. In or
der for It to gain its ends radical and
revolutionary changes In the Constitu
tion would be required. The Orego
nian does not now say that the pro
visions ef the Federal statutes cited
are sweeping enough to exclude from
citizenship aliens attached to the
principles of the Socialist Labor party.
The statute was enacted for a purpose,
however, and it should be given some
definite and final interpretation.
It would not be meet for Judge
Hanford to be removed from his office
because of his personal habits without
some procedure or action upon the
decision that originally gave rise to the
present investigation. An implied
precedent should not be established.
Federal Judges should not be warned
against giving honest interpretation of
the naturalization laws by procedure
that delves solely Into matters extrane
ous from the real Issue. The commit
tee's investigations and its charges, if
charges are made, should cover the
whole subject fully and completely.
Various agricultural and financial
publications throughout the country
are decrying the ways of the orchard
boomers who are tromlslng investors
such enormous profits. But these
promises are of a sort that do not
bind the promiser they ' are not a
bond by a long shot. It seems from a
general purview of the articles pub
lished that the planting of great apple,
pear and peach orchards is going on
in every section of the country, from
Massachusetts to Florida, from New
York to the Taclfio, up and down the
coast and thence east again to the
In one Instance an advertiser in
Connecticut shows by his literature
that profits of well over twr thousand
dollars per acre can be made from
apple orchards which he is planting
in the Nutmeg state orchards which
he offers for five hundred dollars per
acre, to be delivered without further
expense when they come into bear
ing in. six years. "The returns the
seventh year," says the circulars, "will
undoubtedly pay the first cost and a
hundred per cent on the Investment."
Just as wild statements are made
about orchards in Missouri, Montana,
Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Califor
nia, Maryland, Michigan, West Vir
ginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vir
giina; in fact, almost every state has
the best apple land in the world."
No doubt immense sums are being
Invested by those wh- do not know
the first ' principles of fruit growing,
and the game will go on for several
years yet. It will go on until a few
hundred failures take place and a few
hundred promoters flee the country or
land in Jail.
If an advertiser would publish and
circulate litsrature promising profits
of several hundred per cent in a bank
ing or commercial enterprise he would
find few takers, because such ventures
are as a rule conducted along con
servative lines; yet many of the same
persons who would turn down such
offers bite at orchard bonds because
the business has as yet not assumed
The sooner the bottom drops out of
the illegitimate speculations the bet
ter it will be for the honest promoters
and landowners and the communities
where they reside. This is particularly
true of the favored fruit sections of
the Northwest. We have much to
gain by honest promotion, much to
lose by dishonest methods.
AKPREW JOHNSON'S IIXITERACT.'
There has been some recent discus
sion in various periodicals over the
reputed illiteracy of President An
drew Johnson. According to a few
authorities he was barely able tt read,
and if he could write his name it was
only In the hand of a plowboy. These
stories are disgracefully exaggerated.
While Johnson was not a learned man
In the technical sense he was far from
ignorant His reading way sufficiently
wide for the duties which fell to his
lot and his state papers and speeches
show not a little capacity for thought.
No doubt renewed Interest in Presi
dent Johnson's character and career
has been aroused just at this time by
the two Impeachment eases which are
commanding the attention of the
country. He was the only one of our
Presidents who has been Impeached.
This gives him an unenviable sort of
distinction among the mediocrities
who have in some small part occupied
the White House and hta narrow es
cape from conviction In the Senate
adds romantic excitement to the af
fair. It was only by one vote that
the Issue was decided in his favor.
Andrew Johnson was born in Ra
leigh, North Carolina, on December
29, 1808, Just on the verge of the
annis mirabilia which saw the birth
of Lincoln. Darwin and a dozen other
pre-eminent men. He was a poor
boy, but there is no foundation for
the current tales of his excessive in
digence. They arise from the Jove of
extremes which is so characteristic of
the public in this country and every
other. If a man is rich people are
not satisfied until they have made
him a billionaire in their Imagina
tions. If he is poor nothing short
of Job at his worst will appease their
fancy. Johnson was apprenticed, like
other boys at that time. This is no
evidence of excessive poverty. It
simply provesthat his friends wished
to provide an honest livelihood for
him. He served out an apprentice
ship of seven years, during which he
showed more than ordinary ambition
by teaching himself to read. When
he was ready to go into business for
himself he moved to Greenville. Ten
nessee, taking with him his mother,
who was at least partly dependent
upon him for her support. There is
nothing in the whole story of John
son's youth which Is not praiseworthy
or, to say the worst of it, excusable.
If he loved drink and sport more than
Is allowable today he only followed
the fashion of his time.
In his new home Johnson promptly
displayed political capacity. By the
time he was 2 years old he had been
Alderman and Mayor of Greenville
and a member of the State Legislature.
A little before his 60th year he was
elected to the United States Senate
after serving as Presidential elector,
Congressman and Governor of Ten
nessee. As far as public service goes
it will thus be seen that he was better
qualified for the office of Vice-President
than most men who have occu
pied that position, while his scholar
ship and general acquaintance with
human affairs were adequate. The
stories of his boorlshness and vulgarity
which are often related are nothing
better than libels. . The pot is black
enough without daubing it with tar.
Johnson's troubles arose, not from
any lack of literary education, but
from his ungovernable temper, com
bined with an extraordinarily fero
cious class hatred. Coming himself
from the working class of the South,
he had observed with malignant envy
the haughty opulence of the slave
holders. Compelled to work for his
living, he felt himself the object of
their secret scorn, even when the exi
gencies of politics compelled them to
treat Mm politely. No matter how
high he might rise in the public serv
ice, he knew that he would remain a
pariah in their eyes. No matter how
much his country might honor him, he
knew thai the Southern aristocrats
would always despise him because he
was born to poverty ana ion.
After Lincoln's assassination, when
Johnson became President, it seemed
to him that the opportunity had come
at last to wreak upon the prostrate
aristocrats that social vengeance for
which his soul craved. He hated
thpm- not hecause thev had betrayed
their country and shed rlveTS of blood
to establish a slave empire, out De
cause they did not recognize him as a
mpmhrr of their class. Poor as they
were, defeated and fugitives, they
could still smile at him with the in
vincible conteirrpt of tne hlgn-Dorn tor
tho TieAsnnt and he would gladly have
hanged every one of them for it. The
Republican radicals in Congress were
perfectly willing to hang the defeated
slaveholders, too. but not for John
son's reasons nor , by the same pro
cesses. His temper was so violent that
he could not compromise a point and
his enemies In congress, wno were nu
merous from the beginning, used his
infirmity for their own purposes. .In
this way a struggle arose which had
Tin rVkimrifiHrtn PTr-pnt a mallflmant dis
position on one side and political
trickery on the other, ana mtie oy ut
tle Johnson was forced, or thought he
was to take sides with the Confeder
ate leaders, though he had no sympa
thy with them or their cause, uut oi
this shameful wranrle grew the botch
work of reconstruction which has
brought a heritage of misery upon the
South and corrupted the public life of
the whole Nation.
The Washington Post has an inter-,
view with Senator Bourne in which
that eminent statesman identifies him
self once more with the anti-Tafters
My attitude toward the re-election of
President Taft was publicly announced many
months ago In an open letter to the voters
of my state. 1 then declared that If Mr.
Taft should ber renominated In a fair and
lawful manner. In accordance with the
expressed wish of the Republicans of
the country, I would support him, but If
he should be nominated by the steam
roller methods that had too often prevailed
in the past. I would oppose his election.
. . . By no manipulation of flgures can
Mr. Taft demonstrate that he Is tho choice
of a majority of the Republicans of the
United States. ; He has chosen to force his
renomlnatlon by using the Southern dele
gates. Let him look to them for his elec
Yet we do not hear from tho Sena
tor that he has Joined the Roosevelt
third-party third-termera Not yet.
But perhaps soon. There may be sev
eral new parties before the snow flies,
and there Is time for the Senator to
join them all. :
The expressed purpose of the pro
moters of the Oregon Presidential
primary preference law was tp have
proportional representation. Tp make
sure that pious policy they imposed
the Improper ' disqualification upon
every elector that he should not be
permitted to vote for the entire dele
gation but only for a single member
thereof. The scheme worked. The
Republican delegation at Chicago had
four Taft members, four Roosevelt
members and two La Follette mem
bers. Yet we hear that there ia dis
satisfaction in, the Roosevelt camp
with the actions of the delegation at
Chicago. First they provide that a
delegation shall inevitably be made
up of quarreling and discordant ele
ments; and second they complain
about the lack ef harmony and unity
which they so carefully and thought
fully provided against.. What did they
really expect? .
Allent Dr. Adolph Myer, one of the
expert witnesses for Thaw, obtained
his professorship In Johns Hopkins
University through the friendly aid
of some of Thaw's relatives. There
fore It Is suspected that his testimony
may not be sincere. In other words,
an eminent man of science is supposed
to be willing to stultify himself out of
gratitude. Expert testimony some
times looks wondrously like expert
Alienists appear to be more than
ordinarily prone to err. Had not the
authorities at Steilacoom wrongly de
cided that Pinch or Pence was oured
of his Insanity, Emery would not
have been phot. This should serve
as a warning to the court which is
trying the question of ThaWs sanity.
If he should be released and use his
liberty to kill another man. those
who released him would morally share
The patriotic fervor of the Wash
ington office-holders who want Presi
dent Taft to withdraw is truly touch
ing. If he la not elected, they fear
they will lose their offices, hence their
petition. Is It not sublime? Arnold
Wlnkelreld gathering a rheaf of spear
points Into his bosom to break the
Austrian ranks is "a sham hero com
pared to these Washington lovers of
The splendor of Portland's electric
pageant, illuminations and decorations
of the streets and buildings is ac
knowledged by visiting Elks to surpass
anything they have seen in other cities.
Whatever we do, we do well.
Portland amusement houses set an
example to other cities by discriminat
ing in favor of, instead of againsi.
Uncle Sam's uniform. They have be
gun the right kind of a revolution.
Portland's standing as a convention
city la established by its entertain
ment of the Elks, and they will noise
the city's fame through the land. Then
others will come.
If the Mexican rebels wish to pro
voke the United States to intervene,
they are going the right way about it
The only thing lacking is the pres
ence of the Presidential candidates,
and that is their misfortune.
AH the crazy people are not In
asylums. A number loose In the East
are asking Taft to withdraw.
Royalists in Portugal emulate the
Elks. They took a town the other
Entertainment requires hard work,
but the workers are finding Joy in it.
Bear in mind every Portland er is a
a gentleman today.
Tell for the lodge from the old
' Do not 'count the bands. Just listen
to them.-x 1
Good-bye, old Oregon, and come
Anything goes and everything is all
Give the children, the front places
Go early and get into the crush..
Stars and Star-Makers
By Leone Cass Baer.
Thera's the most artistio reproduc
tion of a painting of Cathrtne Coun
tlss on the front cover of the current
San Francisco Dramatic Review. Miss
Countiss is depicted as a Gainsborough
study, the wide hat sweeping In curves
from the serious face below it, the
lovely drooping shoulders and back
ground of soft shadows making a par
ticularly effective portrait- Miss
Countiss, like all returning pilgrims
to our shore, is amazed at the growth
and development of the city she left
behind her seven years ago, when she
was in the height of stock popularity.
"I can hardly believe my eyes." "she
says, "although I was prepared to sea
much that was new and beautiful. The
transformation is startling to one who
has not witnessed the gradual develop
ment. It is like the sudden shift of a
kaleidoscope. '.. Believe me, I am proud
of the city that I have always held
in tender remembrance. . I hope the
people will still like me. , It was their
enthusiasm and encouragement that
first gave me heart to follow the
rough and thorny path of my profes
sion. Whatever I may have accom
plished since Is largely due to that
cordial and kindly spirit. I have
never forgotten it for a day and have
longed forvthe time when I might re
turn. It is good to bo here, and, for
myself, the stay will be only too brief.
Surely I will do my best to please the
old friends and to make new ones."
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Billy Pennington, whom Portlanders
will remember for his Book Reviews
and who has since been playing with
the Alcazar and Ye Liberty stock com
panies, has been engaged to play
Octavlus in the all-star cast of "Julius
Caesar," which William Faversham is
to produce at the Lyric Theater, New
York, in October. Mr. Faversham en
gaged Mr. Pennington on his last visit
to the Coast and invited him . to as
sist him in selecting stage accessories.
Other members of the cast will be
Frank Keeman, Tyrone Power, Julie
Opp and Suzanne Sheldon.
Wilton Laekaye has achieved the
summit ef masculine human ambi
tion. He's had a Pullman ear named
" Texas Giunan, who is regularly in
terviewed eaeh season on hew she
pronounces her name, has stepped
down from Star ef her own traveling
company to prima donna in Fischer's
Lyceum at Los Angeles. Jane Urban,
who last Summer was ingenue with
the Max Figman stock at the Heiltg,
Is of the Fischer cast also.
Lillian Russell denies that when
the minister faltered in reading the
ceremony she prompted him.
With Kelb and Dill at the Majestle
in Los Angeles Is that fine old actor,
John Burton, of the Baker stock last
a a a
Another former Portland actor,
Thomas MaeLarnie, is with the Belasoo
stock In support of Jack Barrymore.
Mrs. Barrymore, who is known pro.
fesslonaly as Katherine Blytho, la
playing very small bits in her hus
band's company. Frances Starr is
leading woman for thi special Sum.
This week at the Tacoma Theater
Thurlow Bergen and his players are
presenting "Old Heidelberg." Elsie
Esmond, long a favorite here, is his
leading woman. "
a . a -
Sunday night, July 21. has been
fixed as the opening, date of the great
light opera company which is to pre
sent the Gilbert & Sullivan comio
operas in revival at , the Cort
in San Francisco for an en.
gagement of four weeks. "Patience"
Is to be the opening bill, and "The
Mikado." "Pinafore" and "The Pirates
of Pensance" are to be given. The
company, which is to be brought here
direct from New York, includes De
Wolf Hopper, Eugene Cowles, Arthur
Cunningham, Richard Temple, Arthur
Aldridge, George J. MacFarlane,
Blanche Duf field, Viola Gillette, Jose
phine Jacoby, Alice Brady and Louise
Portland Is an old port of call to
nearly all the members of the cast of
David. Belasco's "Drums of Oude" at
the Orpheum. Three members of the
executive staff of the production alo
have been here frequently, and even
the two Hindus who beat the tom
toms off stage have been connected
with productions presented here. Jack
Standing, who takes the part of Lieu
tenant Alan Hartley in "The Drums of
Oude," was leading man for Grace
George four years ago when she ap
peared here in "Woman's Way,' and
later he supported Fanny Ward here
in The Star." Patrons of many moving-picture
houses in Portland recog
nize Standing. For a year he acted
before the camera for a big film com
pany in New York. He is a brother
of Guy Standing, an actor who has
achieved great success and who played
here in stock about eight years ago.
Harry Rose, stage manager for The
Drums of Oude" and who also takes
the part of Sergeant MacDougall In
the little play, appear ? fifA
in 1887 with William Gillette In "Held
by the Enemy," and later he sup
ported Annie Russell in "The Royal
family" In a visit to this city. W. S.
Phillips, who takes the part ef a Hin
dustani servant, is the son -of Adolph
Phillips, a Portland banker, who .
sides at 352 Lincoln street. Phillips
and Harry Rose were with Ethel Bar
rymore last season. Matty Pursell,
technical director, was In Portland
with Blanche Bates when she broke
ground for the new Heillg Theater,
and Press Wilson, chief electrician,
was here with Elsie Ryan when she
played "The Blue Mouse" at the old
Lyrlo Theater, when the trust fight
was at Its height. George Downing
Clark, manager of "The Drums of
Oude" eompany, was the personal rep
resentative of David Belasco, with
Mrs Leslie Carter In - that actress
visit to Portland eight years ago. and
E. J. Ratcliffe, leading man, supported
Mrs. Carter in one of her arty visits
to this city. Kire and Nalde. the Hin
du tom-tom musicians with The
Drums of Oude." visited PertUnd w tb
Barnum's circus, and Naide .with
Gertrude Hoffman In her recent ap
pearance hare. . .
Bxplaaattona Wet Required.
LEBANON, Or, July 9. (To the Edi
tor.) I have been a reader of The Ore
gonian for 22 years and hope those
National delegates and committeemen
that were at Chicago will rive the
readers a much needed rest, as every
one knows who reads the papers all
about their actions, whether geod or
bad. . If they did honest work everybody
knows it, and if they did "dishonest
tricks" hW cannorubtmout.
A Waralag Oregon Girls.
New Orleans Picayune.
The Fort Wayne News tells a hor
rible tale about a young lady who
thoughtlessly jerked back her head so
suddenly to keep from being kissed that
It broke her neck. This should be a
warning to girls not to Jerk back. In
fact, it would be better to lean a lit
tle forward. .
' Jeb Patleaect
" Yonkers Statesman,
t t i . - - ,,innMAH t n va a most na-
tlent man," remarked the Observer of
Events and Tmngs, -put w novo,
heard of anyone seeing him tryipg to
get a lively eel off a fishhook.."
QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED.
Constituent Crltlclaeo Thomas MeCa
ker'a C-oarse at Chicago.
CORVALLIS, Or, July 8. (To the
Editor.) At the risk of entering the
"little dog" class, the writer craves per
mission to make some observations
unnn the ljtnflrthv lAttar from ThOmaS
McCusker. published in The Oregonian.
As one of the "simple-minded'' constitu
ents of Mr. McCusker there are several
troublesome questions that are too
knotty for him to unravel and his
"ir,iilr lntpllp" wonM rftatlv atDDre-
clate enlightenment . First, how could
Roosevelt have been nominated by pas
sively submitting his case to a con
vention whose roll had been tormuiatea
with but mt Anil In view nnA that tO
give a majority to bis opponent with
no consideration given to equity : oot
ond, is precedent the sole guide to ac
tion in a great question of right and
wrong? Third, how many of the 22,000
voters who supported La Follette in
the primaries does Mr, McCusker think
favored Taft as a second choice?
As to No, 1: This statement about the
temporary roll call, is not the product
of a "scrambled brain" nor is it based
upon assertions of the New York Mall,
Philadelphia North American, Pittsburg
Leader, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City
Star, Spokane- Spokesman-Review, Los
Angeles Tribune, or other "narrow
minded," "selfish" newspaper "followers
of Roosevelt,'' but is based upon an
"editorial Jetter" In that stanch Taft or
gan. The Oregonian, in which, writing
from Chicago over his own signa
ture, the editor says in substance
that tho only excuse that could be of
fered for the National committee's ac
tion on certain contests is that "they
needed the votes." It must be clear even
. us Mffualr that in m akin a that
roll, the oommittee gave no attention
to merit, But was actuated soieiy uy
desire to secure 540 votes that would be
- i . v. i .3 a that tlmfl Its mam-
bers did not know that they could count
on Mr. McCusKer.
It ls noticeable that Mr. McCusker,
like other supporter of the President,
is careiui not to state mat .n mo uo.d
U. - itimt hut attamDtl to bO'
qloud the issue by much speaking about
th. .nnt.it, th& ware without merit.
apparently oblivious to the fact that
even after Chairman nooi nn cuunmu
two alternates from Massachusetts in
v. - tH aril 1 ar Rooaevelt
lllO J,ICDWM-W V V..W -
delegates, Taft had but 21 votes more
than a majority of tne convention,
whereas at the loweat possible estimate
J n ntaa tu am trailftllln.t
But, says Mr. McCusker. no contest
should have Deen maae tsii
no opposition should have been offered
until the credentials committee made
its report. . If this eourse naa oeen im.
lowed. Roosevelt would surely have
i -AMt.at.rf This fa varv clear
. a r- vtri,i.lr.v A fallow with "lmole
bU tllli li.Vrf . . ' -- -
mind" would naturally think that when
the convention, witn air. uotseri
approval and assistance, had permitted
it... ....st,iiitl v mnntoA deleerates to
pass upon their own credentials or on
one another s ereaenuais, which ia w,
same thing, they would confirm their
ttti.. t. .not, and whnn so con
firmed would not fall to assist the mi
nority of rightfully seated delegates
whose wishes were the same as their
own. As a matter of tact tnis is exact
ly what did happen. The plan of Mr.
McCusker and Mr. Root was carried
Into exeoution despite the protest of
a majority of the legally elected dele,
gates. The contests went to the cre
dentials committee composed as Mr.
McCusker wished to have it composed,
were passed upon by that committee
and decided as everyone ave Mr. Mc
Cusker expected them to be decided.
The report came to the convention and
was there adopted as everyone again
-.r.ntiner Mr. McCusker knew it
would be adopted. Will Mr. McCusker
explain to a "scramble-brained" "little
dog" how Roosevelt's position would
. . k.tt..ul V. haonnilnr a riar.
nava pscu pn..i w -
ticipant in this prearranged little plan?
But Mr. MQUUSKCr uubi uiuou
"precedent," "precedent," "precedent"
Because "precedent" enables a dls-
m.rf rnmmittea. elected
tjroanau, nw.vv. ... .
four years ago and now misrepresent
i ,k.t. nAnititiiAntfi. as clearly
shown by the present convention, to
formulate a rou mat uimot
form of procedure has power to control
. , .v.. .nnvanHnn. tumina a
every act m
minority into a majority, must we sub.
mlt to that "preceoeni -1
seem logical to an intellect such as
Mr. McCuslcers. out to mo wj. mn
of the writer it seems a strange argu-
- t 1 1 ..n nf Orearon.
Ill nil k u ... - -
Again, if Mr. McCusker thinks that
the 22.000 voters who expressed a pref
erence for La Follette in the Oregon
primary, were panting lor
nation of Taft in the event that their
favorite oould not win, he would better
take a vacation and go out and talk
to some of them.
As to Roosevelt's "trickery" in
i cm-. h fnr McGovern. will
Mr. MoCusker explain wherein this
savors of "trickery"? Does it not show
that Roosevelt, seeing that the only
chance of beating Taft lay in a union
of the opposition forces, determined to
saeriflce his own favorite for a known
supporter of 6enator La Follette?
iTw- ur.kr thinks that by aid
ing Taft to secure the temporary or-
ganizatlon. ana mu o.ui..B
tional Committee to consummate its
ji v. ita in furthering La
Follette's prospects, he would better
take a eeurse in prwu F ;L i
Atrain Mr. McCusker befogs the ts-1.1-
-r-u. hont the choice of
sue in . -" -
. National Committeeman. If press
reports are correct, when Mr. McCusker
voted for Williams he made a choice
not between Cos and Williams but
between Boyd and Williams, first un
seating Boyd in order to create a
vacancy To be filled by hi. friend Wil
liams This, however, is one of the
few consistent things he did a. a dele
crate to the convention.
After using every effort to mk
Taffs nomination inevitable, it was
fit and proper that he should have
voted for Taft's Oregon P"""ta"'!
to manage the campaign. It Is rather
unfortunate or Mr. McCusker-s and Mr.
Taft" sake that Mr. Williams will be
unable to hand over the vote of Texas
and Washington next November when
Mr Taft will need them much worse
than he did in June. It t also unfor
tunate that when the National Com-
miUel meet, in "X&lS!
anousrh of the party left to Justify a
committee meeting. Mr. William, will
mis. hi. friend. Messra Simpson.
Murphy; Penrose, Vorhya, Lowden,
NagTe " Mulvane. Ro.ewater.. Kennedy
The Madera War.
O. Norbrey Pleasants.
To love a maiden with succaas
I. now becoming quite a task..
For 'tisn't all a awaet areas
And mushy words they now days ask.
If you would hold your ideal's ey.
intently on your humble self
And hope to win her by and by.
Put ancient maxims on the shelf.
And bo creative, somethlnf new,
Don't let bar sea that you belong
Unto that soul-despairing crew
That strive, to win by prayer or sons.
Just like a mishty enius bo
And have a stylo all of your own.,
go that when you approach her she
Will feel your presence near her tarona
Don't let her know that you are but
A common man, although you are.
Arise from out your lowly rut
And pweep tho heaven. Ilka a star.
She craves diversion, and It', up .
To you to gratify that sense.
Plant joy within the aryatal oup
XI you would have your racompanse.
t...i utn ttia tar. von'va ran,
I'll say Just this if I may dare
Prove to ner ia j " " w
On land, at sea. well everywhere.
irit than If von can one her eyes
To realise your every charm
Well, m.yoe you will win mo prise,
Ap4 if a farmar-prhaag it farm t , .
Half a Century Ago
From The Oregonian of July 11. 1882.
Florence City, July 2. Many claim,
continue to pay rich, yielding a. high
as 100 ounce, and more to a claim.
Some of the richest, however, are not
yielding a. they have. Water ls fall
ing rapidly, and, as the richest dirt
ls valueless without water, the failure
of water is creating quite a panlo
among the miners. To remedy this
evil, a eompany propose, to conauci
water from Meadow Creek, some four
miles distant, to the different gulcaea
A man and woman were attacked la
bed last night and the woman badly
beaten and the man nearly killed by
blows from a revolver, as supposed.
The house was robbed. Somebody ex
pressed regret today at this state ot
things. "Oh! damn it!" .aid a fellow,
"let them kill. It only leaves more
grub for the rest of us." The sugges
tion was unanswerable and all ac
quiesced. Such ls life here.
VUVQ1UUI ilwuilDviii, w ........ . - , -
issued a proclamation announcing that
for every Union man captured or mal
treated by marauding bands, five or
more prominent rebels shall be ar
rested; and for all property of loyal
ists destroyea, ampio ranuooiMiuu
shall be made to them out of the prop
..... t ..), in tha vlrlnltv as have
given aid, comfort, information or en
couragement to parties committing
. i i n.i... . - ramaricAbla
tuiunvi imani ... .
prediction last Winter while sojourning
in Philadelphia, rte oam uii it
his Arm belief that the 6tar. and
Stripes would wave over New Orleans
by the 27th of April. Strange to say
that the prediction has proved true
to the very letter, our force occupy
ing the Crescent City on the very day
of the month.
Perhaps at no time since the settle
ment of this elty has the demand for
house, to rent been bo great as at the
present. We have had a little ex
perience in this demand, and after trav
eling the city from one extreme to the
other have been unable to find a singl.
dwelling house of suitable dimension,
and comfortable conveniences for a
The steamer Multnomah is adver
tised for sale.
In Nashville bu.ine.s hou.e. and
hotels keep posted placard, inscribed:
"No Southern money taken here, and
Confederate note, are valued about as
much as the same amount of brown
paper, but the United States treasury
notes pa.e at par In all tran.actlons.
BOISE FXK TEIXS OP EARLY DAYS.
Pioneer Regrets Inability to Rvl.i
Scenes ef Youth.
BOISE, Idaho, July . (To the Ed
ttor.) i Tery much regret that feeble
nass and old age would not permit me
to go from Boise to Portland Sunday
morning with the antlered herd, for
two reaons: First, they eould cele
brate my 88th birthday July 12: second,
Brother O. B. and I landed where Port
land now stand. August 20, 1851. That
was before there was any Portland;
nothing but a wharf there then for
clipper ship, that made the trip
around the Horn in 180 day. to land
I well remember Captain Angel, with
hi. little tug, the Blackhawk, tran.
ported all these good, up to Oregon
City, 12 miles, where he butted up
against lhe rocks, could go no farther.
Oregon City in the early '60s was the
commercial center of all Oregon. Wil
lamette Valley was but sparsely set
tled then. Umpqua Valley then had
but f.w settler.. Nothing .outh ot
"captain Angel came out In the Spring
of 'It and took up a ranch near Jack
sonville. James H. Plnney. now o
Bolsa, waa ooming into Jackson wits
his pack train loaded from Crescent
City. He met Angel and his partnei
out a few miles south going over to
Applegate. horseback. Mr. Plnney U
the last person that ever saw captain
Angel and partn.r
There are but few ef the old tlmeri
left In Portland. I used to be acquaint
ed with most of the leading men. but
they have nearly all crossed the river,
among them my old friend. Thomas J.
Dryer, who started The Oregonian. W
i ,u r ,nm Maw York state, old Un
Whig.. Senator Henry Corbett, was
from our town, itox, .
Governor Dave Thompson, and Brother
Al lived In Boise a long time in tn
mi!- tmm m v reeular corre
spondent. George H. Hlmes I n"'
saw him I aon t Know a.ujr -"
But, say. we had a charter member
of our lodge here in Boise who came
up here from Oregon City in '83 with
. . . . ,i ii- .l.rVail for them
a long time in the lumber yard. Both
gone now. But i"""""""
be chief clerk of our Federal Court
He held the position many years and
Is holding court today and regrets he
could not go with the herd.
, . i- vi. .tniit huskv ath-
t.t. enlovlng the best of health. n
anded in ofe.on City and put up at
the Mo.s Hot.l in 1843. How's that? I
saw him there a kltf In Both"'
and 1 in trying to np ow.-.. .
Dlaln. lost everything we had. We
lot Through with 12.80 Just enough to
let a meal and a drink. Q60!8",
Twltchell. foreman for Oscar J Backus
tin shop, and I had gone rwJDh
er wenrin tiie .hop. Worked three
year, and bougnt it out. x w. -
i. T .Attn or mv tools. I COUlO
."'no worked' to g .outh to the
mines and taae cnanccs ....... ... ...
dJanV Went trough Indian war ol
igsa: again in '65 and 'Be and they
cleaned , J. H. Twuuuui,.
Tiler a. tr. u. a.
IWIMMHVG EPISODE EXAGGERATED
Loella Clay Caraoa Relates Real Facts
Concerning Boys' Arrest.
MTT.Tja college, cal., July (To
the Editor.) I regretted very much to
aa in mv own home paper a dispatch
from Oakland purporting to tell of the
arrest of .mall boy. tor swimming n
the campus lake of Mills College. Most
of It was not true, ana i ooject very
mnh to thi. sort of publicity and
especially in my own Oregon paper.
A few fact, in tne case are, inai tor
three or more years boys anywhere
. .a t. ei nr .3 hava arena into the
11 U HI ID IB - -- ' 7 . ,
orchards of Mills CoUege grounds,
broken tree., helped themselves to fruit,
marked up the railway station with
knives and pencil., gone into the lake
in one corner ot me grounas. xuey
nave own " - -
grounds repeatedly not to trespass, and
notices JiavtJ UCCll puaum nf. ..-
tlon ha. been repainted and still this
nf k.va onntintiAil tft f.nmm
i:u 1 1 1 in J " .
without regard. They had become dis
obedient ana trouoiesome.
ti.. i m stfiiiAarA Mmnni nf 1R0 orr.l
Is within the city limits of Oakland.
Some time ago i reponea to me vniet
of Police these encroachments and vlo-
i - ( - tha law. Thev sent a nlain
clothes man out here one day last week.
who arrestee eigni young men, one ot
a....- 9 n ii7 h n Vi a il alraadv ttAAn'ar-
reated for some other violations and
naa e.capea ana nicy- w c i a unaitiv w
find him. I knew nothing of the ar
rest until it was over. I was net In the
-HMintta via vniino. womAn a r A harA nn
riot call' was sent In, no blanket, were
brought. I suppose none ot the boys
was under' 13.
LUE VliA C1VAX CARSON.