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THE MORXIXG OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY. JULY 17. 1912.
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POKTLAND, TVEDNESDAY, JTLY M-
The progressives of Oregon the
Roosevelt progressives, that is to say
are to hold a mass meeting on July
25 to elect delegates to the thira
party convention at Chicago In Au
gust. It la not to be a convention, of
course. The ancient foes of the as
sembly who formulated this call, de
signed some day to have a high place
in the imperishable archives of the
grand young party, successfully evad
ed the hoodoo by substituting a more
acceptable designation for their as
sembly or convention. It will be a
plain but honest mass meeting. Every
body who feels the spirit of revolt
against either of the old parties Is
Invited to elect himself a delegate.
What Is wanted is numbers and en
thusiasm. The deadly calm of an
election day In Oregon makes It un
desirable to hold a preferential pref
erence primary, even a soap-box pri
mary. Besides, what is the use of a
Koosevelt party holding a primary to
find out whom It wants for Presi
dent? It knows, for the only living
third-term candidate long ago held his
own primary at Oyster Bay, and gave
the world the result of that Impartial
The Oregon call is an eloquent
document, but it fails to give light
on every important matter except
the election of delegates to Chicago.
The other purposes of the July mass
meeting are buried under the delphlc
phrase "to take such action as may
be necessary." No doubt that mass
meeting will be a law unto Itself and
do whatever it pleases, besides Joining
forty other states In electing delegates
to Chicago. What Is to be done about
putting a third ticket In the field in
Oregon, or about nominating candi
dates for Presidential elector, or cap
turing and swallowing the KepuDii
can state organization. Is left to the
doubtful and troubled future. But the
day will come when there must be a
decision. A Nation half-slave, half
free cannot survive, said the greatest
of all Presidents; and likewise a party
cannot exist half enslaved, half eman
cipated. The Koosevelt party of Oregon can
not have failed to notice the latest
edict from Oyster Bay, defining the
Colonel's purpose forever to cut loose
fiom the Republican party, and Inci
dentally any other party, so as to
complete a perfectly Independent or
ganization of his own. Colonel Roose
velt calmly but firmly declines to
make any sort of alliance with the
old machine in Pennsylvania or Mary
land or anywhere else. His noble pur
pose Is to take over the Republican
state organizations where the progres
sives control and to Insist that all
candidates for Presidential elector in
states carried by him through the di
rect primary are his electors, not the
Republican nominee's. This wholly
moral and upright project will not
only serve to break down the Republi
can party in the Nation, but to de
prive the Republicans In many states
of either organization or voice, or a
proper place on the ballot. The In
terests stole the nomination from
Colonel Roosevelt at Chicago; there
fore it appears to him to be a proper
and Just scheme of reprisal to steal
Somehow Colonel Roosevelt's an
nounced plan to organize an "entirely
Independent party" does not square
with the methods of Its proposed for
mation. The Republican party in cer
tain states shall be the Roosevelt par
ty; In other states some other party
shall be the Roosevelt party. The
Colonel will In some places stay in so
as to keep the Taft people out: In
others he will go out because the Taft
forces are In. Nothing could be
plainer or easier. Tet it appears ap
propriate to quote Colonel Roosevelt
himself when In 1884 he was asked
to bolt the nomination of Blaine after
he had opposed the Blaine statesman
In the National convention. Said Mr.
A man cannot act hoth without and within
the party: he can do either, but he cannot
possibly do both. Each course has its ad
vantages and each has its disadvantages
and on cannot take the advantages
or the disadvantages separately. I went In
with my eyes open to d what I could within
the party: I d:d my best and got besten.
and I propose to stand by the result. It is
Impossible to combine the (unctions of a
gisertlTa chief with those of a Colonel In
the Regular Army: one has greater Inde
pendence of action, the other is able to
make what action h does take -vastly more
effective. Tn certain contingencies the one
can do most good. In certain contingencies
the other: but there Is no use In accepting
commission and then trying to play the
game out on a lone hand.
The Colonel's task now is to fuse
the regulars with the guerillas. He
will form an "entirely independent
party" by taking whole regiments of
regulars with him into the guerilla
RENAJITN'G THE MONTHS.
The Oregonian has received a letter
which appears today In another col
umn finding fault with the names of
the calendar months. There is an agi
tation of some force against the pres
ent irregularity in the lengths of te
months, but we had not learned be
fore that their names were objection
able. Our correspondent, however, !
shocked to observe that in the name
January" we are all honoring the
"heathen god Janus," and he would
change it to Paul in memory of the
distinguished saint. If he had Ms
way February would be called "Wash,
lngton." For the seventh, eighth
ninth and tenth months he gives us
to understand that he could suggest
more fitting names, though he does
not sav what. For December he pro
poses the title "Peace." Finally he
wants to deprive Juno of the glory
he has usurped so long and call June
This scheme has its attractiveness
for we English-speaking folks. We
should be very proud and happy to
see the calendar rechristened after
our great worthies.' After we had
conquered the mlseraDie oia naon m
writing "February" and had acquired
the knack of writing "Washington"
Instead, of course we should experi
ence a blessed glow every time we
dated a letter.
But there are obvious difficulties
in the way of making-any such change.
We wonder our correspondent did not
happen to think of it. The names of
. V. nnnna BM nOW With SO Hie CX-
UIC 111 W .1 uw ... w . -
ceptions and modifications, the same
in the principal European mu8u6c
The fact that they are derived from
Latin, which was formerly a universal
language, has given all of them inter
.a.n..ai titia. Thia sDtiroach to uni-
formity does not amount to very much.
perhaps, and yet it is someinmg. xi
ought not to be lightly thrown away.
It we undertook to call February
Washington, no doubt the Germans,
i v.Ai vaindnrloiia nride. would
hasten to call it MIsmarck, while the,
French would insist mat its proyei
name- was Napoleon. If we change
June to Shakespeare, the Russians will
make it Tolstoi and the Norwegians
Ibsen or BJornstjerne BJornsen."
How would Mr. Wheatley enjoy
reading "What is so rare as a day in
r fitln.fl a ninrnqpn"? Tt IWOuld
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hardly be so euphonious as Lowell's
phrasing. Ana yet we aaruit u
a scandal to pay so much reverence
THE END AND THE MEANS.
The prohibitionists occasionally rise
to remark that the supposedly long
felt want of a third party has been
..ti.foftirfiv filled for manv years by
that devoted group of pioneers In that
field. fosslDiy mat is one icon
why they do not take kindly
to the third party idea of Colo
nel Roosevelt. The prohibitionists
have Just had another National con
vention and the Colonel's grand plan
of forming himself and a few others
into a great popular movement, and
aiinnHTK, ty, a HpcalOStle f OT a Plat-
form, brought forth these remarks
from the temporary chairman, Clinton
Posing a the "thou shalt not steal" can
didate because his partisans were not pre
ferred over President Talt s in the conven-
i . i.. I ,Ha, ha Stole the
lion, no Dmiemj ...... - -
Isthmus of Panama from Colombia and let
congress aeoaie iwui n -
Stealing Is stealing. Mr. Roosevelt- When
i . i..inMi the means.
you laugni met uio cm t " '
you gave every thief a P"" o h ea ej.
the vice protector and promoter, of pitt8
burg, and Timothy Woodruff, of Brooklyn.
masqueraaing ae n.uvc. . .",;.
What hope Is there for reform In America
at SUCn UQCtew ueuiA -
w. .hntiM harrllv sav that the Colo
nel stole from Colombia the isthmus
of Panama; but ne is on recoru
declaring that he took It, and did not
stop to inquire about methods, or
treaties, or rights. The end Justified
the means. It was tne rtooseveii.
THE TWO NEW CHAIRMEN.
By choosing as National chairman
such men as Hllles and McCombs, the
candidates of the two leading parties
i iDni9vi their comDlete under
standing that a change has come over
political methods in tnis country.
L-nonrtoHM at the s-ame as formerly
played is not only of no value, but is
a positive detriment to a campaiB"
manager uncer me new ruiea, m
oo to the candidate for whom he
works. Such men as Barnes ana tag.
nrnniri hinnrler eereeriously in at
tempting to apply the new rules.
Worse still, their names would drive
The names of sucn men nave
come to symbolize every political
-o !,., wMfh the new rules are de
signed to stop. Assessment of offi
cials, the levying or coniriouuons on
the interests, open or coven inumiaa
tion of employes, parades and red
fire, fictitious enthusiasm worked up
by eulogies of' the old flag and an ap
n,nriatinti a.ra the tools with which
ihn have heen accustomed to work.
They appeal to party loyalty rather
than to men s judgment as to tne un
i -an HI Hate and the better platform.
They regard a platform as a trap to
catch votes, to De cast asiae as ubcic
after election, not as a declaration of
nrinHnlea to be embodied in legisla
tive and executive acts. Such men
hovs hwn the issue In the controver
sies within the parties and their elec
Hn. tn loariprahin would revive or
aggravate those controversies. They
must be relegatea to me scrap-neap
along with the discarded rules under
which they have been accustomea to
The new men nave receivea meir
ti-lnlnr under the new rules and
irnnv tin other wRV. Above all. they
regard politics as a serious business
of winning votes by appeal to tne
mind and conscience, not as a game
of catching votes by any artifice. The
shaking loose of men from parties to
which they have long adhered, such
as has been brought about By tne po-
iii.ai rinvii s nns nt tne last aec&ue.
has necessitated this new attitude. It
i nnsslble for either party to win
fmm the other manv thousands of
votes by the right kind of appeal,
while a blunder may lose either party
an equal number. Funds can no
lnnror he collected from vested inter
ests without public knowledge, and
uih pontriouuons lose more votes
than they gain to the party receiving
thAm h Ben narrv must reiv more
than ever on the support of the rank
and file and must derive its tunas
more from men who have no selfish
Interests to serve than has hitherto
been the case.
The pre-conventlon campaigns con
Aiicrerl hr Mr. Hllles and Mr. Mc
r'rtmha are an earnest that the final
campaign Is to be more than ever edu
cational and that the Issues are to be
fought out on their merits. Such a
campaign is becoming to the Intelli
gence of the American people.
W llllbW ASH FOB ISM AY.
Let those who love to expatiate on
the superiority of British to Amert
can Justice, on the fearlessness of
British officials in bringing to book
any offender, no matter how powerful.
study the report of the British court
of inquiry on the Titanic disaster.
then revise their opinions. The rec
ords of the Senate In Its worst days
do not contain a more glaring exam
ple of whitewashing a man of wealth.
rank or political Influence.
Lord Mersey, presiding Judge of the
court, is not content with falling to
censure J. Bruce Ismay; he actually
commends the man for his work In
the rescue of passengers. Ismay was
the managing director of the White
Star Line, who "arranged" with Cap
tain Smith that the Titanic should
arrive at New Tork at a certain time
and thus caused Smith to drive his
ship at full speed through the ice'
field at night. Everybody knows what
it means when a managing director
"arranges" such a thing with a cap.
tain. If it cannot be arranged, a new
captain soon walks the bridge and the
word is passed around mat uaptain
So-and-So has lost his nerve and is
too cautious to get results. Results
are what a managing director wants.
even if a few hundred lives are risked
in the effort.
Ismay is the man who stepped into
a boat when hundreds were trapped
mnHnir Titnnic like rats in a
trap. Ismay no sooner boarded the
Carpathia than he locuea mmseii. Ju
a stateroom, leaving orders that he
should not be disturbed, while many
of those who had half perished from
cold, exposure ana nunger ia.y uuu
ri!vri on deck. Ismay tried his worst
to arrange a quick transfer at New
York from the uarpatnia to tne c
dric, which would nave taken him out
of reach of any American investi
Then is no one censurea.' les.
ronioin Smith la renRiired for not
slowing down his ship, when he was
merely carrying out tne arrangement
with ismay. He is dead and had no
title and probably no influential
friends. Seaman Symons is censured
for telling of Sir Cosmo uurr tioraon s
bribery of his boat's crew to row a
half-filled boat away from those who
were struggling In the water, but
there is no word of censure for Gor
r. .Hiring the hrlhfi. The British
Tl .J Ae T.aP. to nrmimH f HT IfS
ancient lifeboat regulations. Dut sucn-i
Mn.ra .ensure in without eiiect.
Censure is only effective when it
strikes at an individual. The ship s
officers are censured for not having
tninait the piwv in handline; the
boats, but there is not a word of cen
sure for those who hurried the ship
Recommendations are . made that
enough lifeboats be provided to carry
all on Doara, mat an vessels ue
equipped with wireless apparatus,
with operators constantly on duty,
and that lookouts be stationed at the
DlAm n e. woll a a In the crow's nes.
If the two Titanic inquiries be
taken as a guiae, our toenate commit
tee will compare lavoraDiy witn tne
XJ 1 , ( l-V. .rw. rf innn I rV fl trt STlhSPr-
vience to the interests. Senator Smith,
of Michigan, may not know the uses
of water-tight bulkheads, but he
knows how to ferret out the facts and
to report them without sparing man-np-ino
director. nr men with handles
to their names. That is more than
can be said of Lord Mersey.
TAOOMA'S QUEER CREED.
A great political economist" has
arisen at Tacoma. His name is M. W.
Greer, and he has written a prize
essay on the vital subject, "How best
Tacoma may create a community
spirit and commercial pride. wu
have not seen the full text of the
Greer product, but it took first prize,
the Tacoma News tells us; and the
News also prints a little brochure by
Economist Greer, entitled the "Ta
coman's Creed." The first gem of the
Tacoma confession of faith is:
I know that when the water-grade line
from Tacoma to the Columbia River is com
pleted, about July. 113. the traffic to and
from the Pacific Coast will flow along the
line at least cost, through Tacoma and the
Columbia Elver gap.
That sounds quite reasonable, and
it seems to indicate a great 'awaken
ing at Tacoma with regard to the
water-level haul and the Columbia
River. But having made this pleasiruj
progress toward the light, the Taco
man's creed then flounders Into the
following additional article:
I know that the Columbia River has but
twenty-one to twenty-three feet of water on
the bar and that modern freight ships must
have from thirty to forty feet of water for
safe passage. I know that the Columbia
River can never be a great world port draw
ing a world traffic
But Tacoma, through its ultimate
connection with the Columbia River,
will become a great world port." Just
how all that is to happen, the "Ta
coman's creed" does not declare. It
can hardly be dorte by maligning a
river that has Just borne upon its
broad bosom the battleship Oregon,
drawing twenty-eight feet.
A better Tacoman's creed though
it might not win a prize in Tacoma
would be a declaration of faith in
the city's own destiny and a pledge
to bear no false witness against a
GENU'S AND MICROBES.
Stupid people seem to extract a
great deal of satisfaction from the
hypothesis that genius may be a dis
ease of one sort or another. They re
flect with infinite complacency that
if they could only catch the same
malady that Shakespeare died of they
could write "Hamlets" by the dozen.
With Carlyle's brand of dyspepsia
nothing would he easier for them than
to turn off a French Revolution be
fore breakfast every morning. Max
Nordau was one of the first to exploit
this theory, which is so consoling to
blockheads. His book on "Genius
and Degeneracy" made quite a stir in
the world, and caused every young
man who stood a little above the aver
age in intelligence to feel ashamed of
himself until the breeze blew over.
Nordau tried to prove that Wagner,
Carlyle and Ibsen were all degener
ates. Carried out logically, his theory
accused of degeneracy every person
who is not "normally stupid," which
means as stupid as the average dolt
who thinks he might be a great man
If he could get hold of the right kind
of poison and swallow it.
A recent and humble Imitator of
Max Nordeau Is a Dr. Robert Tuttle
Morris, of New York, who is writing
a book to prove that literary and ar
tistic gifts are Imparted by microbes
of various species. Robert Louis
Stevenson's power to write novels was
bestowed upon him by the tubercle
bacillus, according to Dr. Morris.
Byron composed "Chllde Harold" by
virtue of some germ which the Doc
tor knows all about, but does not
name. Rousseau, Wagner, Schopen
hauer and Guy de Maupassant all
owed their brilliancy to the presence
of microbes in their blood. Dr. Morris
has proceeded sc far In the applica
tion of his theory that he is able to
discriminate between the intellectual
potency of different varieties of mi
crobes. Thus the tubercle bacillus In
spires a man with unconquerable
cheerfulness such as everyone ob
served in Robert Louis Stevenson.
Spinoza suffered from the same dis
ease, and it is a well-known fact of
literary history that his spirits were
calm and unruffled all through his
short life. On the other hand the
colon bacillus Inspires gloom. Dr.
Morris finds In this minute creature
the true origin of the pessimistic phi
losophy as well as all literary discon
tent with social conditions.
For example, Rousseau was afflict
ed with thhe colon bacillus and so was
the melancholic Carlyle. Schopen
hauer suffered in the same way. Dr.
Morris says he is not . yet quite certain
whether it was this bacillus or some
other which gave us Ibsen s plays, but.
while we commend his scientific cau
tion about deciding, we have no doubt
in our own minds. When we remem
ber how displeased Ibsen was with the
Pillars of Society In his day and coun
try, how can we doubt that he drew
his Intellectual powers from the
same source as Carlyle and Rousseau?
Dr. Morris' theory opens the way to
producing at short notice as many
geniuses as we may wish to have and
of any desired sort. All mat is neces
sary is to select some young candidate,
preferably a born fool, and inoculate
him with the proper Dacnius. xl w
want a Stevenson or Keats we use
the germ of tuberculosis. If a Car
lyle is desired the colon bacillus must
sinoe it Is not the bacillus itself.
but the substance which it secretes in
the system, that inspires genius, we
may naturally expect Dr. Morris or
cm, r hia .niipfljCTies tn invent a set
of serums before a great while which
will create poets ana arusts uy mc
simple process of subcutaneous injec
tion. This will be 6impler and safer
than the use of the bacilli themselves.
It has another evident advantage.
The germs in their purity are not
always obtainable on the spur of the
moment, while the proper serums can
be prepared and kept in store for any
length of time. When we have them
on hand, which will be very soon, a
Milton or a Sir Isaac Newton can be
produced at a moment's notice. Dr.
Morris' great discovery puts an end
to an. old superstition which we are
.1. . u i-iri of Mow and then we
- tr cairt nf a rilfutinftted voung man
that ' he would be so Drignt n ne
would only let liquor aione.- J.ms,
. irnoir. la nure nonsense. All
the brightness there Is in him comes
from the liquor he drinks. It is one
of Dr. Morris' pet laeas mat aiuuuui
favors the development of a microbe
which Is' singularly rich in poetic
power. That explains why so many
great writers have been sots.
A young man who Is witty and elo
quent in his cups is usually a simple
ton when he is sober. Some might
nrVr tn he a. sober fool rather than
a drunken wit, but that is a matter
of taste. Schiller had to soak him-
Quie with mrine hefnre he Could Write
He usually composed his plays in tne
garden with a Dottle at nis eiuow
Rrmn was far from being a teetotaler.
Rnrns was a notorious toper. There
is on siatnnl.xhlnir auantitv of evidence.
in fact, to support Dr. Morris' views
as far as alcohol is concerpeu. dui
there is some on the other side. Shel
ley, for instance, drank nothing but
pure and sparkling water iresn irora
the spring. Poe loved the wine when
ie woo red hut Whlttier was an ab
stainer and Longfellow was strictly
temperate. In the "Autocrat or tne
Rreakfast Table" Holmes ascribes
mvi nr the wit and beautv of lltera
ture to the effect of wine. Why not?
It is reasonable to suppose that the
various poisons we take into our sys
tems may affect the brain In different
xxrava tn snmo cases thev may de
velop an unwholesome beauty of
Cam tr.QnileAn whlph 1 a Arteinal in
emT-irrhino' ha laid down a new rule
for persons who are not Invited to
high-toned weddings. Tne proper
nrnxooflinir for the sliehted individual
is to buy a shotgun and waylay the
bride. This novelty win ennance uie
ini.raci rr millionaire aocietv and no
doubt enlarge the lists of invitations
to fashionable marriage ceremonies.
We suppose It will soon De exteuueu
to all social functions.
We .nm m iserate the Door California
woman who has gone crazy over the
Thaw affair, but we are nauntea Dy
the ciisnlcion that she had not far to
go. A person who feeds upon crim
inal literature until sne loses ner
mental balance deserves pity, but the
AQiamitv trt the world is not very seri-
.,,o dnoA ciho nrnhahlv never had in
telligence enough to errect anytning
of Importance. -
The new San Quentin plan of
grading convicts according to char-
q thiia Hivldtnir the honeless
cases from the more promising Is a
long step in aavance ui me uauw
practice. Many a fairly decent young
man has been made a permanent
criminal by his associates during a
short term in prison.
The scene of murders of gamblers
is no longer the Western mining
towns; It is New York. The Western
towns have become respectable and
law-abiding, leaving the excitement of
crime to the financial and social me
Klamath Falls has the prize fish
story, that an eleven-pound trout
jumped Into a boat. It Is now up to
some fisherman to tell of a trout
which was not satisfied' with Jumping
into a boat, but hanged himself on the
The news that Mrs. Hetty Green has
been Induced in her 78th year to think
less of things earthly and to be bap
tized does not necessarily mean that
she Is about to enter-upon a career of
reckless giving and spending.
With a surplus after all they did
last week, the men financing the Elks'
reunion should order medals of honor
for themselves and be proud to wear
them for the great distinction.
Bailey of Texas burst forth again in
the Senate yesterday. A Democrat,
naturally he calls Taft's efforts for de
cency "Presidential interference." An
other resignation is due.
Taft will be notified August 1. Mean
while he will avoid the daily newspa
pers, reading only the Outlook, that
he may be delightfully surprised when
Hllles and Root can.
How's this radicals and conserva
tives among the third party men? We
thought they were all radicals and
abhorred the very word "conserva
The water in Sucker Creek belongs
to Oregon, for the lands It will irri
gate lie In Oregon. Malheur County
needs all the water It can get.
Just so long as women persist in
going into the water instead of bask
ing in the sun on the beacn, women
will be drowned.
The Grant County wool clip brought
far prices nt Baker yesterday, con
sidering the possibilities of tne year.
Rvlrlentlv the California woman
who saved 19,789 pennies in twenty
months has few small cniiaren.
The principals in the Crocker wed
ding simply had to make a sneak, with
fifty detectives on guara.
Why fuss about distant Peruvian
rubber fields while New York is
A huge wheat' crop this year will
put one Democratic slogan -into the
Of course sugar had to advance to
meet the demand for seasonal bever
WHY BrB. I'TtEX . WENT A WAT
Wasted to Hear Mr. RuaseH Chautau
qua Management Criticised.
OREGON CITY. July IS. (To the
Editor.) I wonder, In a good-natured
way, if it Is right for the secretary of
the Gladstone Chautauqua to make me
the goat for his sins of mismanage
ment and discourtesy, and then get The
Oregonian to drive me into the wilder
ness of publicity as the creator ol a
sensation?" And then to put me in
the index of Monday's paper In that
character. I thought it was only an
The management advertised in The
Daily Oregonian Sunday morning that
Mr. Russell would speak at Z ffciocK
Sunday afternoon. He is a Socialist
writer and lecturer or international
fame and many people, myself among
the rest, wanted to hear him ana renea
on The Oregonian advertisement-
It was rumored on the grounas De
fore 2 o'clock that Mr. Russell had not
arrived. The platform manager, in
troducing Mr. Beauchamp, mane no rei-
erence whatever to Mr. Russell or to
the failure of the management to ful
fill the programme. One hearing the
Introduction would not have suspected
that Mr. Russell had ever been on the
programme. Not only that, but the
manager was Inclined to Ignore my re
quest for an answer. When finally
forced to nay attention he was cis-
courteous enough to say that two or
three persons in the audience might De
disaDDOlnted. Of course. I went out.
though not to show any disrespect to
Mr. Beauchamp, who is a very pleasant
and entertaining speaker, in tne re
Dort the secretary also says that Sun
day was a record for attendance. I saw
hundreds of persons on the grounos
who were there to hear Mr. Russell.
Many of them had driven 20 miles from
the country and told me that they came
only to hear Mr. Kussen.
The so-called arrangement to repay
the disappointed ones their 25 per cent
admission fee is so trifling as to be
contemptible, and by the manner of
its announcement was really aaaing in
sult to injury.
Finally, the reason Mr. RUBseii was
not present appearea to De mat tne
Shasta Limited -does not stop at Oregon
City. The children In town have known
that lor a long time. JBul otner peo
pie. except the Chautauqua manage
ment know that Mr. McMurray is a
very courteous general passenger agent
who tries to accommodate tne puDiic.
Without doubt he would have stopped
the train at Oregon City for a moment
to let Mr. Russell fill his date and speak
to the 3050 people who were waiting
for him, if the secretary or the unau
tauqua had asked lor that ravor.
W. 13. U JIM.
COL. HARVEY IS NOW FOR WIISOJf
Difference Over Hsrpefs Weekly Sup
port Are Forgotten.
With an ardent prophecy of Governor
Woodrow Wilson's election to the
Presidency in November, Colonel George
Harvey, in the July issue of Harper s
Weekly. has intimated the Weekly's
foreetfulness of all differences that
arose alter tne watterson-w noun-
Harvey incident in January. In this
latest announcement of Harvey's ad
vocacy of the Wilson cause, however,
there is an absolute lack of ,the per
Colonel Harvey reminds the Weekly's
readers that that magazine was the
first to suggest Governor Wilson as a
Democratic nominee, that it pointed
out the advisability of the choice as far
back as 1906 when Wilson was presi
dent of Prir.ceton University, and that
in 1910 it prophesied that Taft and
Wilson would be the regular nominees
In 1912. Colonel Harvey rejoices over
the honesty of the Baltimore conven
tion, which he attended, and which he
praises for its selection of the strong
est candidate and the "removal of the
blieht of Bryanism." Simultaneously
with a cry of gladness over the oblit
eration of the "menace of Roosevelt.'
the Colonel strikes a warning note.
Roosevelt's "activities." he says, "will
inject a new and perplexing factor in
"Granting the probability of the elec
Hon this year of any reputable states
man." writes Colonel Harvey, "who
could hold substantially the full sup
port of his party, there can be no doubt
that Woodrow Wilson will poll at least
half a million more votes than any
other whose name was presented.
A PICTURE SAFE FROM VANDALS
Russians Relieve This Painting Defend
ltaeiz Agflinii norm.
. -r II I n "t-iiio t -Ri.ecfin "
A. O. . "'"5f " . . . .i "
It is calculated that 10,880 persons
visit "the Redeemer of Smolensk," the
Palladium of the Russian Empire, every
The picture has been famous for the
efficiency with which it has always de
fended itself against foreign invaders.
The Tartars thought its frame was of
gold and wanted to remove it, but every
nav ralsH for the nurnrrtse
broke in the middle. The French
brought a cannon to batter it down, but
an angel always wetted their powder;
and when, driven to desperation, they
made a nre or coais uvcr uib wutunuic
1 InJ.J lh. WTin0- WAV
The picture has imparted its sanctity
to the Porta Sacra beneath. Woe be to
any man who attempts to go through it
without baring his head! He is speed
ily reminded of his negligenoe by the
lOUa CrieS OI aiiaipH, mieipuv uttuuou
i nTh. V, n . the Vint little father.
Formerly fifty compulsory prostrations
were extorted from everyone who
passed the gate witnout. uncovering.
Onel A Wife and Elocution Iion.
Sir Horace Plunkett, chum of Colonel
Roosevelt, once delivered a lecture m
Dublin. Ireland, on the best way to lm
prove conditions among the poor. At
that time Sir Horace was not exactly
a finished speaker. His tongue could
not do justice to the riches of his mind.
The day following his address he re
ceived from a woman a note containing
'What you need 1 two things: (1) a
wife, and (Z) lesBons in elocution.
To this Plunkett sent this reply:
"I have received your letter saying
that I need two things: (1) a wife, and
(2) lessons In elocution. Those are only
Woman of Distinguished Lineage.
Newark. N. J., Dispatch.
Mrs. Antoinette Rose Acken, whose
father fought in the Revolution, died
at her home in New Brunswick, N. J
recently. She was 96 years old. Her
uncle was a signer of the Declaration
of Independence. Mrs. Acken remem
bered the visit of Lafayette to this
country In 18.4 4.
Train Norse for School Children.
miss (jiani vj. mi. B - - ..
unusual settlement which was opened
in Bromley-by-Bow, London, something
more than a year ago. Miss Grant and
her fellow workers, most of whom are
trained nurses, concern themselves only
with the families of children attending
. r I a ne Vi nn nt an
the council scnooi oi uw.u
More Magnificence for Officer.
New naval regulations in Great Brit
ain require officers to wear epaulets
and medals on all ceremonial occasions.
The change Is attriDutea to me aumar,
t which the relatively greater mag
nificence of the army officers was
noted by the .bung. .
American Colony In Florence.
..! ofr-zinc nnn-fn-law nf John
r -nnfiefeiler. numoses ioinintr the
American colony in Florence. He has
purchased a plot or lana near riesoie
Cecil Plnsent, an arcniteci, nas sud
mitted plans for the residence Profes
sor Strong proposes to erect.
NO WALL STREET FAVORITES
Financial Leader View Campair
New York American.
t.u- 1 1 . mDite o much
trouble for the business world." said
Julius Kruttschnitt, general- manager
of the Harriman railroad, in a talk
on the political situation yesiorusj,
"that I do not feel there is anything
more tn fear, no matter how the Presi
dential election goes."
For the first time, probably, in its
history. Wall street has no favored
candidate. Wilson, rait, or nousoom
all' have their adherents: but the gen
eral situation is one of Indifference,
coupled with extreme confusion.
IJanlel t. -rteia, neaa oi wv
Island system, sailing away for Europe
k.fn.a TmtrAav was At nainS tO
say that he didn't feel that business
will be helpea or ninaerea Dy tne suc
cess of either three candidates. And
Mr. Held is a dlrctor in the United
States Steel Corporation.
on tne otner nana, mere i j
persistent rumor In Wall street that
. , ,. t.anir nf Pnlnnel
tne OLrei ihivicolo e.o -
Roosevelt and will contribute heavily
to his campaign tuna. ion amiuuc
of the Steel Corporation is attributed
to the stand which Colonel Roosevelt
has taken with regard to the regula
tion or corporaiiona.
tllllliidl 11 , .llCOIUCl'h
( 4- i ,1 n n ennvqeri hACaUSS Of
the action he caused to be Instituted
for the dissolution ot tne Bteei irusi.
There is found among certain bank-
.1 h-nV.,. n helief that RoOSO-
velt may win Just as among certain
others there is a convicuun i
i,, .j- xT,,n- nt .he candidates has
.....ntiran fniinwTR. There is a
natural hesitancy in Wall street about
expressing political preierencee. iu
not generally believed to' be politically
healthy for a candidate to have the
public approbation of Wall street.
There is, finally, -the view of the
w-ii DtASt- noiitir.iana. of whom there
are a few. One of them, a Taft man.
"For the present Wall street will
mark time. Up to now Mr. Perkins
has been financing Roosevelt's cam
paign. But aDOUt me lirat oi uv-.uuo.
thta .unnnrt will he withdrawn, and,
thereupon, the bottom will drop out of
the Roosevelt movement. All the con
servative forces will get behind Taft.
RULE 80 OF LONDON EXCHANGE.
Wive of Member Shell Not Engage In
v.w VnrV TTveninB- Post.
T T nnnn neie l Q rille of the StOCk
exchange that prohibits the wives of
V.. tmm .nC9?l)1C In flnV kind Of
commercial activity. It is rule No. 30
of the "House, ' and it reaas: a can
didate Is lneligioie if ne De ensesra e
i 4-.ni .minv.. In nnv business
irutUlLfai v c.i.' -' "
other than that of the stock exchange.
or if his wile De engagea in ouoiuc.
Whatever her abilities, the wife of
.i. i. ,-i.Aiia?- la Hcherred from all
tne biwvr " ' " -
profit-making employment, and forced
to expend ner energies in cuuuicu
domesticity, or as a butterfly of
Tii. -aaann In that her hUS-
band cannot be trusted to play the
He might carry on a business of his
l V. name A n A since the hOUSe
is liable for his obligations, he might
nvolve fellow memners in a ycume. j
rro..jt ...h.ncr. fa tiiatlfipd in DTO
tecting its honor and good name from
unscrupulous persons is ranceum. enu
the burden of the whole objection to
i. i- . 1 naolr iinnil the in-
tne ruits la Liixvnu -"
Justice and Inconvenience of denying
an entirely separate iuculhj
English wife, vvitn sucn mennuj iu-
i.. nrnnM ha Ti n more rea-
son to' deny a member's wife the right
to gO into DUSinesS lur lieiaeii tneii
to deny the same right to his father or
it i A.ua nf onv other of his kins
men with whom, by right of intimacy,
he might commne ior irauuuioiiL iui-
GEORGIA MAY IMPORT SERVANTS
Negroes, It I Said, Are Too Laay and
Unwilling to worn nni
Savannah, Ga., Cor. New York Times.
Housekeepers In savannan are trims
to solve the perplexing servant ques
tion by importing white women from
countries in Europe to take the place
of lazy and unsatisfactory negroes.
Byron H. H. D. Hooft, asent of invest
ment companies of the Netherlands.
Belgium and France, was recently in
Savannah to arrange for the location
of a colony from the Netherlands.
It is planned for the colonists to bring
sufficient women with them to take the
place of colored women. The negroes
are unfit or unwilling to work on the
farms, while their women are equal
failures in the homes.
Not With Anti-Saloon Leagne.
PORTLAND, July 16. (To the Edi
tor.) I notice that you refer to J. F.
Burke as "superintendent of the Anti
Saloon League" vouching for J. T.
Wilson as a La Follette and a Roose
May I correst this Item? I am not
superintendent of the Anti-Saloon
League and have no official connec
tion with it at the present time. It is
against the policy of the AntiSaloon
League to participate in any partisan
movement whatever, and had I oc
cupied the position of state superin
tendent, or any other official position
with the Anti-Saloon League, I could
not have consistently participated in
the meeting of the Progressive League.
H. L. Sheldon is superintendent of
the Anti-Saloon League and in fairness
to him and the position of the Anti
Saloon League, I trust you will cor
rect this item either by publication
of this letter or otherwise.
Punishment I Transferred.
The fact that corporal punishment is
discouraged in the public schools of
Chicago is what led Bobby's teacher
to address this note . to the boy's
Dear Madam I regret very much to
have to tell you that your son, Robert,
Idles away his time, is isobedient,
quarrelsome and disturbs the pupils
who are trying to study their lessons.
He needs a good whipping and I
strongly recommend that you give him
one Yours truly, MISS BLANK.
To this Bobby's mother responded as
Dear Miss Blank Lick him your
self I ain't mad at him. Yours truly,
Renaming tbe Month.
FORT LINCOLN, N. D July 10. (To
the Editor.) Will you please state if
you do or do not think the world should
vnnnpino- the ancient heathen
deity Janus after whom the first month
is CalleO i WOUia it nt wo uonw w
call it the month of Saint Paul?
July and August are so named in
honor of Julius and Augustus Caesar.
Why should not February be changed
September, October, November and
December are so named from the Latin
for 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, and could
be more fittingly named. For Decem
ber the word Peace would be better.
Would it be as well to honor Shakes
peare aB Juno?
p K. B. WHEATLEY.
State Law on Game of Chance.
From the state tax on games of
chance. Including the tax on the total
izator, the machine which registers
race-track bets, the French government
receives about $1,500,000 a year.
The Snln Want "Straight Stuff."
Switzerland Is to put the ban on all
artificial wines and ciders, beginning
The Summer Pest
Br Dean Collins
BY DEAN COIJ.INS.
It was a shining Summer day.
When people to the parkways
It's never hot In Oregon,
But still thi day wa doggone warm.
I found my friend shut in hi room.
Immersed in solitude and gloom.
Com out! You 11 melt, cooped up mil
I cried. He merely mumbled, "Nay."
Again I spake: "Your hiding leave.
Tl far too warm to stay insiae,
Cooped In a narrow, stuffy room
And washed by perspiration s lice.
Come out and go upon a lark
Within the cool and shady park."
He mopped his moist and steaming
And grumbled sullenly, "Not now."
"The world," I cried, "is gay and free;
The mercury is on the wing;
The iceman watches it with Joy
And cries, 'Atn t it the tncKsy
Come out and watch the pavement
Like sticky syrup, 'neath the sun."
He merely shook his neaa a pit
And narled in sullen accents, "Nit."
"Come out." I cried, "for pleasures rare
wait on eacn curDotunc o uwjui
1 I r
Where ice cream cones are placed on
saie, , ,
Wherein Is melted cream to drink;
'TnAi imnari' the hucksters spiel.
.v .......- -
T 4 ellnOii lemon Del.
Come out and Join the Summer sport,"
"Nix, he expioaea, wun a enm t.
"Why stay you here?" I asked amazed.
"Is It in fear some deadly foe
May land upon you suddenly
If you Into the open go?
Tell me the secret of your dread.'
He raised his heavy eye and ald.
Swiping his hanky o'er said eye:
"I'll tell you, friend, the reason why.
"I swelter here and yearn to roam
In the cool park and shady wood; .
But fear the pest that lurks about
. i . c.n.ma nelo-hhnrhnnd.
1 no caiiuciiL ...o
"The pest?" I gasped. He frowned in
"An hundred wait outside this room.
Who'll bleat, as soon as me tney v.owi
'Hey, is it hot enough for you?'
Portlana, juiy ao.
Half a Century Ago
From The Oregonian of July IT. 1SS2.
. . i wriiini, from Denver
City under date of June 18 to a frlena
in this city says: "There is a perfect
stampede for the new mines on Sal
mon River; everybody gone and going.
I hear there are irom au.uw w v,v
people going to Oregon from the At-
0.- T la aurnrlslnor to See
lanuu Dww -. ' '-- -
the wagons on the plains; the road is
covered lor miles ana mne. i
beats all that I ever saw before, and
this is the fourth time that I have
crossed the plains."
The Carson City Silver Age publishes
annnunt- nf the dASDeratS
u. 11 1: 1 11.1 1 iiv. ebvu..- - - -
character of a man by the name or
Slade, who is employed as esc".
a division of the Overland Stage Route.
He Is said to be the terror of all the
settlers and the dislike of all the driv
ers end station keepers on his division.
He has the reputation of having killed
15 or 16 persons last Summer, ana
those that he is known to hive killed
since will increase the number to 20
The County Commissioners' Court ot
Multnomah County has appointed Mr.
William Grooms Coroner for the coun
ty. Washington. July 6. A dispatch
from McClellan to the War Depart
ment, dated 1 o'clock A. M.. July 4.
says: "No fighting since Tuesday
night, when the enemy were repulsed
with great slaughter. The position
now occupied affords superior advan-
1 -veneration With the gUn-
boats, of which 17 are now in the river,
protecting our flanks. Our force were
not beaten in any conflict. No gun
have been lost since the 2ith. when
McCall's division was overwhelmed ana
25 pieces feel into the hands of the
Baltimore, July 7. The Richmond
Dispatch announces the death of Stone
wall Jackson and Barnwell Rhett. Gen
eral Longstreet was wounded.
New York, July 9. Burnside's entire
army has formed a Junction with Mc
Chicago, July 8. A dispatch from
Vicksburg, dated the 2d, says Farra
gut's fleet was repulsed on Saturday
after a fight of two hours.
At the M. E. Church last evening
large audience assembled to hear the
address of Hon. J. C. Wilson, of Salem,
to the students of the Female Semi
nary. The exercises of the evening
were opened with prayer by Rev. Mr.
Dillon and closed with the benediction
by Rev. Mr. Caffrey.
The Council elected O. Rlsley City
Assessor last night
Steam Shovel Unearth Indian Skull.
Baltimore Evening Sun.
Operations were suspended for a tim
on the roadbed of the Southern New
England Railway, near Providence. R.
I , when the scoop of a steam shovel
came up with seven skulls and other
human bones. An Investigation re
vealed the fact that the shovel had
dug into a burial ground dating bacK
previous to the landing of Roger Wil
liams and used as a cemetery by th
Narragansett Indians and their des
cendants. Let' Have the Answer.
An early campaign orator was ad
dressing a small' crowd over on the
South Side the other evening.
"This high cost of living is a serloua
question," he bawled.
Nobody disputed that,
"It's a great question." vociferated
the orator, " a very serious question
"We know it's a question, yelled a
man at this point. "What's the an
swer?" It 1 Eawy Selling Now.
Senator Penrose, at a luncheon at the
Auditorium in Chicago, told the follow
ing story about an office seaker:
"I hear you've got a Government Job
now," one man said to another.
The other answered gaily:
The first man gave an envious sigh
"Is it hard work?"
"Not after you get it ' was the reply.
Tons; Leader to Live In Chin.
New York Express.
Mock Duck, the most widely-known
of Chinese tong leaders in this coun
try, has decided to retire- from his
activities and will sail for China in a
few weeks to spend the rest of his life
at ease on an estate near his birth
place. He has been the bead of the
Hip Sing in New York for twenty
years. With him will go Wong Geth.
his partner In various commercial and
HI First Rallromd Ride at 81.
Columbus. O., Cor.
Alphus Wood, aged 81 years, a prom
inent farmer, and hig daughter, Mrs.
John Elliott, residing near Marysvllle,
Ohio, took their first ride on a passen
ger train when they went to Kenton.