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THE MORNIXG OREGOXIAX, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1913.
for his own sake that he will be a lit
tle cautious. Tammany has a way of
making- things pretty warm for public
officials who incur its displeasure and
we should not like to see the career of
Entered at Portland. Oregon, iPOBtoff lcs as 1 an enthusiastic and promising prison
Subscription Kates Invariably In Advance:
Dairy. Sunday Included, on year ss.uv
Daily, Sunday included, all month!.... .-o
Da.ly. Sunday Included, three months. .
expert nipped in the bud.
Daily, Sunday included, one month.
Daily, wltnout bunuty, one jew
Daily, without Sunday, aix month....
Dally, without Sunday, three montha..
Daily, without Sunday, one month....
Weekly, one year ............."
Sunday, one year
Sunday and weekly, one year.........
DOST CHANGE ENGINEER8. "
The announcement that Major Mc
Indoe, of the Corps of Engineers, is
to be transferred from the Lower Co-
i-I? lumbia River district to the Philip
l'so Pines will be received with regret by
2.60 every person interested in develop
860 ment of the Northwest's great water
way. It should eive rise to a united
ts effort to secure the retention of th
raio Kteear bulldlne.
Ban Francisco Office R. J. Bldwell Co..
713 Market at.
European Office No. 2 Resent atreet a
PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY. OCT. X, 113.
Dally, Sunday Included, one year..
UL iLT." trncemon or! Major at his present -post until the
der. express order or personal cnt wont no now ntws iu uauu w turn
local tank. Stamp. co"eIfLT in Dieted.
full, including county and state. Major Mclndoe has been in charge
Feetase Ratee 12 to 19 pages. 1 cent; la of tno work at the mouth Of the Co
&'V-.'rBlMi MS'&g'fS-SmSS. i lumbia long enough to become thor
cents; 78 to M2 pages, cents. Foreign poit- oughly familiar with its every detail
age, aouDie rates. and t0 nave evoived not only on pa
u! frwlcTuTwmt cw, per but in his own mind the require
ments or me lasa ana tne uest mettus
of executing it. He has taken a keen
interest in his work and has shown
his appreciation of the needs of the
Columbia River porta and of the aid
they have offered the Government, by
recommending that another dredge be
A CHABsrrsG FARCE. put to work and that the Jetty appro-
nharltv moves one to hope that priation be increased,
Thomas Mott Osborne may derive all A new man, no matter how able
the, Pleasure and profit he expects and earnest, could not Degm merely
f-mm hi sniourn in Auburn Prison, where Major Mclndoe left off. He
but he ought to be warned that his ex- would need to study the work from
periment is by no means novel. If the beginning and thus to do again
writh ... his cood Intentions he fancied work which the present engineer has
that ho was doing something original already done. No process of mental
ha mleht Dosslbly become so puffed absorption would enable ;a;or rac
nr with vanltv that he could not act Indoe to transfer to him the Know.
the riart of a convict to the life. This edge already gained. The old saying
excellent person, who is chairman of about the folly of swapping horses
the New York Commission on prison wnne crossing a stream applies witn
TfAform. ha Immured himself in one particular force to tnis case
nf th Hnnp-pons at Auburn in order If the Engineer Corps has a hard
tn lfutrn from experience Just what and-fast rule of transferring its mem
prison life is. He has passed through bers every three years, it should
th usual admission rites, such as change the rule. The work engineers
aiuLvlnir. donning: the convict uniform have to do is not naturally aiviaea
and bathing. We may assume that Into three-year periods; it Is divided
Mr. Osborne did not need the last by the Job. The man who begins
ceremony so much as some of his building a Jetty or dredging a chan-
comrades, but in order that the law nel should carry it through to com
mlirht be fulfilled, he iwent through It. pletlon, then be transferred to begin
The inmates have been notified to some other Job and go through with
treat him like a brother. The of fl- I that.
clals are to forget who he is. Every'
thing is to proceed exactly as u -air. ins excuse for regularity,
1 J . on 1ml- I
tation r,V Uenious In his reasons for voting for
"t .JZZZnZ 7wTr, free wool, hut he is hardly ingenuous.
The convicts "are faithfully obeying ', , ,
his behest to be considered one of "---
'l.Xr'L ."7. u tween the English and American mar.
have been Served in the regiiau7n r"th. 1. .auivl-nt to
prison style and "the officers and in- " , " l" ' """f I, 1 ' t
zIzZ.x.J" n im,.ity in msimr this as evidence that the duty does not
"ara ,,' "n tu benefit the woolgrower
IIIO lUCUUl vri. a,aa aaaaaa. 1 rpv, f-.fl, t Vl O f TL-Vllla rtatoTloIKlv
They must be wonderful officers and """1 " "",.V3 X
inmates if this is so. If a soUtary one ,"J"'i"B1
of them forgets for an Instant who Mr. h?'t be? "i?8
'v-Tl , i tw fr all the 111 effects of free trade. The
from the moment of his entrance until schedule has been made the par-
the gates close behind him when he "uultt V .,T.Tm
leaves we shall be surprised. He has the tariff. The Payne-Aldrlch bll
taken his measures so maladroitly that J fjf f""""1
his experiment, if it had any possible """" . '
value, must necessarily fail. When 1"'; Pmouuceu uu ' uuul
ai o.v,u .r,,,,,! defensible. Ever since that time Con
.ko. Hn. nf r. gress- has been discussing bills to re
were saying about him in the saloons or abolish the duty on raw wool
Mm.Aif Lnd This continual threat of tariff reduc
sallied forth after dark with hls "X"
Grand Vizier and Lord High Execu- "1B ""us v l"B vv",c"1';" lu
tloner. But he did not. like Mr. Os- bear the price, unUl, as Mr Cham
borne, announce his purpose with a berlain says it approximates the Eng-ki-
Tr rn nil flnn lishpnce. Such a condiUon is no fair
quietly. Nobody was required to for- 'nd the comparative effects of
get who the Caliph was and pretend v"
to act and talk naturally before him,
The Senator's statement that he fa-
for nobody knew who he was. Mr. vorea a xo per cent, auty on raw wooi
Osborne's experiment is essentially " 'c"" . vivy
jnrt in TTuorv. "leusuiu uuea uoi agree wiwi iuo
r, nH.nn Wti ojirofniiv statements he made on the one oc-
instructed who he is and warned to caslon when he broke over the party
be perfectly natural while he is about, races, yjn mat occasion, moBsn nis
They will be as natural as a bad "ttrM wero carB1U1' "umucu lrom
chUd at the photographer's. The the Congressional Record, he an-
prispn officials will be on dress parade ,nnceo n'8 reiusai ro sacniice tne
during the whole time of his visit, interests 01 me wooigrtwers or nis
Auburn will be like a middle-class stte at the dictates of the caucus by
"home" when a rich aunt is visiting voting ior iree wool, ivow ne aenies
the family. All the little, tricks by
that those Interests will suffer.
o-hlrh nfflrpm ordinnrilv 'Vet ctpii" 11 easy to juage on wnicn occa
with bad convicts will be kept in abey- slon Mr- Chamberlain expressed his
ance untU "aunty" leaves. The con- rea4 sentiments, ine expungea speecn
vlcts themselves will be smeared was evldenUy the spontaneous out
daily and hourly with moral molasses burst of a man who had lonB chafed
because they expect tremendous "re- at Py restraint. His recent inter-
forms" from Mr. Osborne's researches. v,ew "tts a" lao cnaractenaucs oi a
Any rti nrfnrmanoM hr ithr of- MaDoreo. excuse irom a man wno nas
ficials or prisoners which do not strict- been snipped Into line.
ly Jibe with the law will be kept out
of sight until the great ordeal Is over. a memory of coxets army.
to leaa tne me ui a. ounvict in every i . , . .
particular" or indeed in any essential a ui k
particular, except mere outward con- to Washington and finish the speech
formity. He lacks the most important from the Capitol steps which was ln-
factor of all, the sense of guilt, which terrupted by the arrest of himself and
differentiates a convict from ordinary I "General" Coxey for inadvertently
people and makes the prison a place I stepping on the grass. It is a "far
to him which it never can be to Mr. cry" from 1894 to 1913, measuring by
Osborne. To be sure Innocent men the eventsv which have crowded the
get cast into prison now and then, but Interval, but the spirit of 1894 still
even they are totally unlike Mr. Os-1 lives in the cranks and radicals of
borne psychologically, since they are I these times,
consumed with the bitterness of the I Browne was a typical radical. Be
outrage they have suffered. Compare ginning' as a supporter of Kearney's
the wrath of their burning souls and anti-Chinese agitation in San Fran
the complacent conceit with which the I clsco, he became successively a Green-
chairman of the Prison Reform Com- backer and Populist until he met
mission begins his immurement. We Coxey at a free silver convention in
fancy the reader will discern some Chicago. Each converted the other
little difference. There is another dis- I to his awn fad, Browne making Coxey
unction between Mr. Osborne and or- a Theosophlst and Coxey Instilling into
diary prisoners. Say what he may Browne some of his own enthusiasm
about the fixity of his resolution, he for a National good roads law, which
can go whenever he likes and if prison would provide work for the unem-
llfe does not suit him he will go. If ployed and" a basis for flat currency.
he finds, for Instance, that, like many They took up Senator "Whiskers"
a convict, he Is acquiring tuberculosis Ferrer's scheme for the issue of non-
In his cell, he will not pursue his re- Interest-bearing bonds and Browne
searches a great while longer. His proposed to gather an army of un-
exlt will be as hasty and inconspicu- employed and march to Washington
ous as his entrance was pompous and to demand of Congress passage of that
spienaia. bill and of Coxey's good roads bill
The sort of quest for "the real Wall street became alarmed at what
thing" which Mr. Osborne has under- It termed a savage mob, but the rest
taxen nas Deen tnea oiten and never of the country laughed. The Amerl
with much success. Occasionally some can people's saving sense of humor
sociologist imagines mat he can delve reduced to impotence a movement
to the inner depths of tramp life in which, if taken seriously, mlerht have
this way. There are a number of assumed great dimensions. The army
dooks written Dy men wno nave for- as It left Masslllon, O., Coxey's home.
aien an, nome, mentis ana Dank ac- is thus described bv the Chicago Even.
count, ana taxen to tne road to play ling Post:
at Demg tramps, -oome or tnelr ex- it wan headed by a colored man carrying
periences are instructive ana their l"0 American nag. Then came "Marshal"
narratives are usually entertaining rowno ,a cowooy Duckswns with fringed
. . . ' sleeves, a sombrero, and around his neck
an amber necklace placed there by his wife.
A fracas with some Deputy Marshals Legislature and therefore did not come
at Seattle caused Judge Hanf ord to directly from the voters.
summon troops from Vancouver and The contrast between the laws
hastened the departure of the Seattle, adopted in the 1912 election and those
Portland and Tacoma armies. They passed by the succeeding Legislature is
had no fancy for marching and tried marked. Of eleven measures approved
to capture freight trains at Yakima, at the polls, only two' can properly be
A number of them were arrested and termed progressive or epoch-making,
severely punished by Judge Hanford. The voters adopted a woman's suffrage
As the army progressed on its dis- amendment and created a state public
orderly way Eastward, it melted away utilities commission, but the public
and the Coxey fiasco ended. I utilities bill was adopted in referen-
The same fantastic notions which dum after having been passed by the
were entertained by Coxey and 1 1911 Legislature. The latest legisla
Browne simmer today in many more tlon in Oregon that departs from time-
or less addled or. inflamed brains, honored conservatism or stands apart
What was good at the bottom has from the usual lawmaking for local
been taken up 'in practical fashion, or internal needs is the product of the
The good roads movement is under Legislature. In this may be listed the
full headway. A last sputter of the workmen's compensation . act, the
fiat-money flame was seen during the widows' pension law, the minimum
currency debate in the House, but we wage law, the sterilization law and the
are to have no closer imitation of fiat I "blue sky" law.
money than Government notes se- Eastern opinion of the Oregon sys
cured by the banks' funds under rigid I tem is too often led astray by accept-
Federal control, which may, yet be ance of the measures proposed as de
toned down before the bill becomes fining the system's merit. The laws
law. But the radicals are still with us the people adopt are the only true
In the shape of the I. W. W., who gauge. More than half the legislation
howl for free speech, by which they I submitted to vote in Oregon has been
mean license in speech, and who in- I rejected. The freak bills are In. the
dulge In riot and destruction of prop- I discard almost without exception
erty. Herein they compare unfavor
ably with the Coxey army, or wnicn x professor named Dickson Is cred
the "general" proudly boasted, "not a ited by the New York Mail with the
chicken was stolen." ir another army discovery that the earth's suddIv or
snouia roiiow wn urowne to near wheat will soon be exhausted. He
The Ilard-Kock Man.
"We1, I says, "I'm done with minln ,
An' I'll git a job on top.
Where the sun Is alius shlnin
An' there ain't no roof to drop;
Nix on minln', tnuckln', tollln',
I will Quit an' git a wife.
An' we'll keep the kettle bollln'
An' I'll settle down fer life."
Says a friend of mine to me,
"Honest, bo, you oughta see
This here tunnel we are drlvln' lt'a
stinger, hulla gee!
Yas, I know you've chucked 'the trade,
Rnt vmi nAArin't ha ftfraifi
Fer to come an' look us over with the
progress we have made."
So they got me all persuaded
An' they led me to the spot.
An' their progress they paraded
In the headln' wet an' not;
An' the drills was barkln', barkln.
An' the mud would spatter high.
An' I found that I was harkin'
With a teardrop in me eye.
An' I wanted to be back
Whni. th. mnlA fRf rflll, the tTECK.
Where you're flghtin" rock an' water an' the
root IS like to craca
They kin sing of "Mandelay
An' the "wanderlust" but say,
I kin feel the hard-rock fever Just
was tin' me away.
Now I ain't a blame" hit happy
In my quiet little Job,
I want drills a-barkln' snappy
To the air compressor's thron.
An' I want to handle powder
An' from Job to Job to roam,
Fer the hard rock's callln louder
Than the longln" fer a home.
Here's a tunnel started ne
him finish that speech, it Is more suggests that we then eat corn, which i oh, a hard-rock man can alius find
work to do:
An' I reckon I'm the lad
That has got the fever bad.
An" It oughta make me aorrjr But It only
makes me glad!
Berton Braley In The Popular Magastne,
likely to toe a disorderly ana aestruc- i can be produced to infinity. The
uve moD or synaicansis. Mail comments:
Fifty grains, at least, there are which
are a more economical food for man than
wheat. The sorjthum Plant Produces a
Victor ITiifro'f. nrlent who ran after head of grain which abounds In protein.
----- a w - - - I hac risa hAln VAftf nelolsh a Ayrhuatomsel . , . .
.Tmh VnllAan with thn nthnr candle- Tl. .i. .,5 .J TCI ,1-1,1. Frolt bhrn Wanted.
stick will not shine finite so radiantly aId the coarser parts of it can be convert- I Ah I Jus da man I want to seel
suck win not smne quite so raaiautiy (d numble ,unflower ,eed Xou are sooch gooda frand of mine
nereaner. xiis luminosity paiea 111 M produced, under skillful cultivation, in I weesh dat you wouio. write wr bw
comparison With the glorious rays a vastly higher ratio to the acre than wheat, A leetie alga.
emitted by a certain department store I .w. - . . n,,i word or two.
in i t vn... ..o.n.owio. Wtien We have exbausted tne suddiv 1 t mooch I have to tal:
iu .lovciauu. u co.u v cujcaii a vr o. ucu 1 - - , . y nt jntilit no
th nrifist who harl iriven him food and or wneai ana corn ana sorgnum ami oi
lodging by making off with one of his " -"i
two silver candlesticks. The kindly nay.
father jsoplner that his nfipd must be
extreme, ran after him with the oth- Attentive study of the Fall styles in
er and made him a present of it, thus the store windows discerns nothing
obeying the precept to bestow your immoaest in mem. xne gowns are
Ton see I weesh to stop, my frand,
Dese-how-you-callaT "mean galoot"
Dat com" some moooh to deesa stand
An' spoil my iruit.
Dey taka peach, banan or plum
An' squeeze to see eei wi
cloak upon whoever steals your coat, trim and comfortable, ine slit sKirt WD Tpeench da skeen.
The Cleveland department store, appeals to an unprejudiced eye as a
lose rirm name is unfortunately not 1 lulhhuu ui tuiumuu s.r ::. v.-,.i..
published, excels this famous priest in I coats which go with the buttoned Eet.a verra hard for sal eet den
self-sacrlficlne eenerosity. It has been skirts indicate mat women nave at m so i !.
robbed of $1400 by a lad in its em- last learned to set health and convenl- Com deni a mlgn een Dlge, type;
ploy. The mere impulse- of human ence aoove medieval eiavianiiesa iu
nature, unregenerate human nature, custom, vve hope tney wm never ior.
would be to send him to prison, but get the lesson.
this business house thinks of other
things than dollars. It digs down into
All DeoDle dat much peench or squeexe
Some fruit to see eef dey are ripe.
Pleas' squeeza desel"
Eh! What you theenka dat for style
EhT No! I'm only aona put
Agricultural education lh the rural Dat leetie sign upon dees pile
motives and metes out rewards and districts Is threatened with a danger
punishments, not according to outer that hangs over all education, it tenas A,i Account of the Baby.
seeming, but according to the condl- I to become a soulless routine. The, An ache in the back and an ache In the
tlon of the culprit's soul. natural drift is toward "covering the arms.
The bald fact that the lad stole I required ground," giving the crank so . and B (right and a thousand aiarma,
1 iAn t mi ), , . . ; . . i . . . i . v aii nn ..nmitii o f the habv.
is "i u tujiaeijucm-c a. nH ""- many turns, nuai a6i";ul-u""' icen-u- i ; ",,r ."j whistles and
portant question is, "Why did he steal tag Imperativtly requires is an in- botUj. and rattle, and whistles and
lt r u ne stole it ior unwortny rea- structor in every scnooinouse iwno is From ce.iur to amo a cmner m
sons of course he ought to go to Jail, aflame with zeal. Where can such be rrom m,rnttln: lo n'Bnl -"a
But if his motive was high he ought found? More fues and more fume than an army of
to be rewarded, not punished. Shall m?n;, ,. .tumd for lack of its
nrw nam lov.o w yi .ova, aw wmg ,.v i Wlln aDUHUaUl ClUS UJL Ua, 1 h Sleep.
REFLECTIONS OS LIFE 3I1STERY,
Cold Hill Man Speculates on Secret of
GOLD HILL. Or., Sept. 29. (To the
Editor.) I have been very much in
terested in your editorial of Septem
ber 28, relative to John Burrows' ar
ticle, "An Ever-Present Mystery," and
have thought that the following ideas
might be of interest to you and some
of your readers:
What is life? Life is a mode of mo
tion. Modes of motion always existed.
Life always existed, and the two are
eternal. They are co-eternal and co
existent. Every operation of motion
and life is produced through the Vibra
tion the forth and to, the going out
and the coming In.
The starting from (let us say for
convenience, in illustrating only, a
neutral line or point) a point away,
outward, upward or otherwise, until a
point is reached where the return jour
ney commences toward the point of
starting;, completing the revolution.
JiiVery mode of motion seems to be
Twenty-five Years Ago
From The Oregonlan of October 1, 1SS8.
London, Sept. 30. This morning the
whole city was again startled by the
news that two murders had been added
to the list of mysterious crimes which
have recently been committed in
Spokane Falls, Sept. 27. The running
of the first train this week on the Spo
kane division of the Seattle. Lake Shore
& Eastern Hallway marked a new
epoch in the history of this progressive
Portland has for years been wrest
ling vigorously with the garbage ques
tion and it remains even to this day
an unsolved problem. '
The Coloma will take quite a list of
passengers to Hongkonir. George
Strowbridte. Charles Lombard. Ashler
subject to the law of vibration the Ya,ntlno and SIr- Brown will visit the
from and to, the forth and back, the v-clCBlml empire.
waking and everywhere in nature's Aut 3 hunters went down to Sau
realm exists modes of motion and life vles Isla"d yesterday. William Mulr
through the means of vibration. w" hlsn having killed 38 snipe.
The motion and life, animated and Theodore Davis and Cy Merrick shot
mechanical, the principle of vibration 66 ducks mallards, widgeon and a few
applies the beating of the heart, the """-
fmrr, oTwl t f V, Kl 1 l lt
tho .wr.rir.. th- ,i,.. Mount Cavalry Cemetery was dedl-
and back; the stroke of the piston calea ?y irace Archbishop Gross
everywhere the principle of vibration
applies and appears to be nature's eter
nal principle through which she eter
nally produces modes of motion and
Tour will and mine came Into exis
tence without our willing it so. With-
Half a Century Ago
out our consent, nature, through the j
law di vioranon-
From The Oregonlan of October 1. 1863.
Washington. Sept, 22. Meade's army
thrC'." r"UB,? " ? undoubtedly moving upon Gordon.-
anrl thA rt .,rir,r ir h.i,f. ""a " wouia surprise no one to
" w.. awa.w wwa ..r. that a K..l. v. - m WA t -
existence into helnc. nnH thB mvstArv ' " "e iwusui in
to be solved must be anoroached with- tween mm and Le0 befor Sunday.
out an atrsrravated sense of tha tmnnrt-
ance of our emu. and with nnhinstvl Louisville, Sept. 25. Scrani of ln-
minds investigating for the truth only, formation from Rosecrana lead to the
and without endeavoring to harmonize belief that Sherman has Joined Kose-
the facts, pertaining to the mystery, crans ana that Uurnsiue a corps has
with our own peculiar or preconceived most certainly effected a Junction.
notions, faiths or beliefs, and when the
mystery is solved, the solution, no I Waahinartnn. snt it ri.nn.r. ...
doubt, will be so simple that the scion- that Mobile has been stripped of troops
"uaaaa iaa nuuuor u.i n b 1 111 pi ic i vy . ior tsr &gg army and that some troous
TT TIT FnDTIIV li . - .
... axvuwj. nave Deen sent Irom Charleston.
And a heart where a flood 01 anxieties
All on account of the baby.
If a person is ,,,, Jn the nature of a beneficent ell- ??. J A" ..".B", ?. B "
. . . " All "11 ttim.'" w '
do good ? In this instance the motive hops and other high-priced commodi'
was as exalted as possiDie. xne laa ue Oregonians can view with placid
robbed his employer in order to go hty their neighbor's claims to every
to Oxford University. If a person is thine In the nature of a beneficent on
going to steal at all we can think of mate and feel tolerably satisfied with a growing content and a growing surprise,
, . - , , . . I ...... I aii n a.imt of the ba.bv.
no nigner motive- ior aoing it ana ap- their own climatic blessings. . m. a mvrlad frets.
And a sunshiny song that another begets.
, . And nureness of soul as a baby Is pure,
The announcement of a prominent And ,ureneis of faith as the children are
man in about the most unenviable
parently the plundered firm thought
the same, for instead of prosecuting
the boy they have resolved to pay his
way through the great British ufliver
This is returning good for evil with
vengeance. If all business men who
suffer by theft should act on the same
nrinolnlA how hnrtnv thA world would
e-rnw. Non r.r ,, ivniiiri thinir Mexicans accuse United States cav
of doing any work to support our alrymen of -having Invaded Mexico.
wives and pay for the children's "u sy lney cnasea aiaioii-
schoollnAT. When the family nurse vmero mo
runs low the proper proceeding Is to bt?us marks creep into their story.
go and steal a supply of cash. What
motive could be higher than to save I In these days of putting up the
the loved ones from want? Every heating stove and reassembling the
crime is pardonable and some are pipe, the old man or the house is
praiseworthy if they are committed given absolution for necessary lan-
for good ends. No matter what you I guage.
do if your heart be true.
Naval officer of his engagement to a I ure. hubana
SOwll 11GU UCU COS A1AAO UCCAA iGyuui.vu
by the lady. Which puts the gentle
iJS INTEREST JUSTIFIED. Common Council A resolution wa
read requiring the president to a ri
ft Furnishes Adequate Motive for In- point a special committee to confer
centlve and Enterprise. I with the gas company with a view to
PORTLAND. SeDt. 30. (To the Ed- making a contract with that company
itor.) It Is but natural that Mr. C. W. l, llgnt the "feets for eight months.
r a r-raa i,i . k.. ' president wa SDOUt put-
iii (t. the question. Councillor Dodge
...... D A..A.A .au,s wa Ada so.. A..... aDruptly left the room, leaving tho
not De gustiflea. As a Socialist he is board without a quorum. The presi-
commlttod to the Marxian fallacy of dent ordered the Marshal to bring in
noiaing that labor creates all economic tne atsent member, but Just as he
wealth, that is, all exchange value, cleared the door Councillor Monnastes
That which has no exchange value, left. Finding It impossible to get
only utility, cannot be regarded as quorum together again, the members
economic wealth. Now, value is deter- I who were left adjourned.
mined by supply and demand. Hence,
when money is plentiful interest goes "Ina-omar" was nerfr.rm.,4
twr nr Vi ndorna It- rmaa 11 n Co Is ...
"aawaa ' "v ing 10 a very srooa nouse.
wiLu an utiier uuiiiiuuuiiics, inuiuuiiig 1
Perhaps Mr. Brazee may object to
having labor classified among the com
modities. Yet such classification is nec
essary In economic science. Just as the
classification of man among the mam
malia Is necessary and not undignified in
biological science. When this f undamen-
'MOVIES' SHOW EXTREME CRUELTY
Carnegie Polar stunts Are Held As
Wanton and Brutal.
PORTLAND. Sept. 2. (To the Edi
tor.) The exhibition of motion pictures
And a saner and happier outlook on life.
All on account 01 tne Daoy.
The farmer who puts up a trespass
NO REACTION hereabouts. sign and enforces it to save the game
"II Is thought by the Boston Tran- fowls on his place will be rewarded
script that the proposal to establish a by diminished number of pests next
commission form of state government '
In Oregon indicates "a sharp reaction
from the policies that have been on
trial." "Tho new proposition," says
A New York reformer has sen
tenced himself to a term in prison,
tho Transcript, "if accepted would be Just hw much rugged Justice there
going to the other extreme. Instead 13 la lne sentence mo ""r
or leaving to the many the affairs of
the state, they would be In the hands
or the few and however good their in- The male pheasant will cultivate a
tentlons they would find it impossible sour disposition this month at the
to act in a representative capacity for rank discrimination in a state of equal
the whole commonwealth. Such a rights that is, if he survives.
violent change could hardly be inter
preted as other than disgust with tne More troops being rushed to the
unwieldy and unworkable mass or Mexican border. But we absolutely
Schoolboys In Transit.
When grandpa started out to school
)ach morning, long ago.
He tramped along tne country road
With younger folks In tow;
A-whistling in his simple glee.
He walked a mUe or two or three.
Now daddy, not so long ago.
When he was a little tike.
With auntie on the handlebars
Kode schoolward on a "bike";
A-splnnlng down the village street.
As gay a sleht as you could meet.
When I am starting out to school.
Although it Isn't far,
I'm bundled carefully and aent
In a whiMlng motorcar;
The grandson of my grandpa, I
Think of my grandpa's days and sigh.
I see the past and then I see
The future Just as .plain.
When in his turn my boy shall sail
To school by aeroplane.
Be It afoot, awheel, awing,
t . ..hnnl i-1 m nulte the thing!
Frank Hurburt O'Hara, In the Christian
On the Game Trail.
Game hunting in the woods of chance
1. AioairHu unnrt. und Arrest.
The chiet thing, though, to guard against
is coming home as freight.
For really, of an absent friend
It is most sad to hear ,
This message sent In by a guide
'Mistaken for a aeer.
Now, in this great, progressive age
There's surely one wno tiui
Invent a scheme to tell a deer
From the nursulng man.
The man might sound an auto born
Once eVry minute, say.
1 JUOJUUUl UU1 vlGA. iJUL U atoUAULClJ I J - - - - - - - , . . . .
legislation which has been piling up refuso to- become interested in any KjewTot aTpeLVhat wa?. b
more Mexican crises.
Now the Mayor decrees that city But then the hunter could return
ciuuiuyes lAiuy icacko aiu lilj. lie 11
have the municipal hired help almost
human in time.
but most of them knew Just as much
and as little about tramps at the end
of their farce as at the beginning. The
secret sought will always elude the in
vestigator until he puts it out of his
. power to escape from the lot he is
imitating. The guir between a man
who is only playing prisoner or tramp
and one who Is forced to be the genu
ine character is measureless. Still
Mr. Osborne can hardly help finding
out some facts which ought to be
known and remedied. Most of New
York's institutions are constantly be
ing reformed and constantly growing
: worse. The prisons are no exception
lo the rule. On the contrary, they are
singularly shocking examples of It.
Some recent revelations show well
enough what Tammany has been
Behind Browne came "Windy Oliver," the
trumpeter; "Cyclone Kirkland." of Pitts
burg (the official astrologer of the army);
halt a dozen musicians, another colored man
with a banner, "General" Coxey In a buggy
drawn by two pet mares, Mrs. Coxey with
her Infant and her sister In another buggy
and finally the "army" Itself, consisting of
about a hundred men, which finally grew
to about 600 men.
While Coxey and Browne were
serving a sentence of twenty days in
Jail for stepping on the grass, the
army dispersed, but It had many Imi
tators. From all parts of the West
"armies" of those who could not find
work and those who would not work
assembled and started Eastward for
the ostensible purpose of marching on
Washington. They established bar
racks and collected donations of food
making of them, and Mr. Osborne may 1 and money which supplied them ror
bring to light more racts of the same weeks In idleness and lined the pock
nature. If this is his Intent, we hope ets of the "generals" and "colonels."
The Mount Tabor gold strike is gen
uine. But since it Isn't in Labrador
with each new election.
How the Boston newspaper reached
this novel conclusion is implied in
hat precedes the quotation given. It
asserts that the Oregon voters will
give a decision at the coming Novem
ber election on the proposition and it
Hitherto, for some time, every voter,
whatever his Qualifications, could make
laws. Without hearings, without knowledge or Chile we refuse to become excited.
or opportunity to know the meaning or ef-
his judgment at the polls, he was invited Another patriot doesn t want a
to add his guess to the guesses of others $10,000 Job. And thousands still
n the general electorate and that Is large- greedily awaiting the $1000 variety,
ly the way In which the recent laws of 1 0
the state have found their way upon the I
statute book. Now the stock market tendency is
In short, there Is a large quantity of sharply downward. Otherwise how
misinformation lurking about New would the lambs get sheared.
England newspaper editorial rooms.
Oregon will not vote on state commis- a Walla Walla couple was wedded
slon government the coming Novem- in the Jail corridor. Fitting place to
ber, although several referendums will enter on a life sentence.
come up then for decision. A com
mendation of the commission form for I Millionaire Bixby's lawyers made
state government nas Deen given oy a the Jury weep. Bixby, also, may weep
x-ori.ia.uu naomiiiuuu 01 men ei'gageu when he gets the bill
in Dusiness in a portion 01 tne city
outside the main business center, but
Of course, this ' plan might scare the deer
And make tnem vauisn
He might not bring home any game,
v, tia njmilri have more fun
And thankful be tnat he escaped
n'i.A nth,, fAilnw'a ATUn.
Tom W. Jackson, in the New York Times.
This motto life's Journey will
Ease, as a cruicn;
"Don't ever let anything
Hother you much."
A club at your service, it
fcure beats tne uuicai
"Con't ever let anything
Tnrtio. von much."
Of pain and bard luck It twill
loosen tne ciuija.
"Don't ever let anything
Rather vou much."
The "God's In his heaven" of
Browning you toucn
"Don't ever let anything
Bother you mucn.
Tour faith that "all's right with tha
World" should be such
As to never let anything
Brooklyn (N. T.) Eagle.
Where She Falls.
1.1.- .... .nv thlnes that a fflrl can do.
If she's genuine' suffragette through and
But she fails and the records show
The vounir man who cnAa tn ntcrht
the measure has not been drafted and i c.-hni t it. , ..v , , -nd aeain. as an auctioneer.
It remains to be seen Whether the i .) , She never can learn to ay with ease.
money requirea to circulate tne peti
tion necessary to place the amend-
Now, gentlemen, make me an offer, please.'
ment on the ballot a year hence will hIm thr0ugh Oxford. Surely is a reck-
AAA A AJ . . Jess yOUtil.
.moreover, it nas not ueen suggestea
n a ,1 a A
Ulai Alio iJiuiiuouu A u a aaa va eu'cilluicul I m i Invnra wrnt aV ,v
shall deprive the general electorate or I ,", -&,Z' r, : " , r, V TiT
, ..:., v,a miJluittea Blxby. That was a Job for the
of laws. The proponents of state com
mission government would recoil with
horror from any suggestion that the
Initiative be abolished. They are
among its strongest supporters.
Nor have the recent laws in Oregon
found their way upon the statute
books largely through the initiative.
In the ten years and five elections in
which the Initiative has been in use
A Cleveland boy stole money to put After Jennie wed 'Gene, their eugenlcal bliss
Quite brimmed tne nymencm up,
Thnuri never a child Jennie had. 'Gene
Her the cutest augenlcal pup!
xortn jvtexico nas rormea a new I
nation. Let's see, how many does that
It must be admitted, however, that
the tariff bill Is no Spring chicken.
It would seem that the police force
forty-tw laws and amendments have naa Deen a queer mess in the past.
been adopted 'by the people. Of these
"Refused? Then ring the belli
I kill myself 1 Farewell."
"He's gone! Alas! Alack 1
He'll never more come backl"
Great Heavens! Who Is this?
He comes again! Oh, bliss!"
"Oh, happiness! Oh, Joy,
A girl nas found her boy!"
three were referendums. In other
words, three had, prior to the ple
biscite, been adopted by the Legisla
ture. Another of the forty-two was a
repeal of an amendment and that
amendment was also one of the forty
two.. Thus two may hardly be said to
be on the statute books. The net
initiated legislation is therefore thirty-
seven measures, but three of the
thirty-seven were submitted by the
The frost is on the fodder and the
pumpkin's in the pie.
The Portola girls are soon due.
order a new suit. .
And the Fair Is the fairest yet
Willie's gone away to school, bless his little
heart! . . .
I could not keep back my tears wnen 1
saw mm eian. . .
There Is dismal silence now wnere nis
Willie's gone to school and he's busy I earn -
f ng s . Cncago Record-Herald.
Pity the poor pheasant today.
Watch the game hogs.
"A gen'rous lad's my brother Ned,"
Said little Johnny Lovitt.
"He takes the middle of the bed
And leaves me both sides of It."
Woman'a Home Companion.
tal truth of supply and demand as the of boxing matches, or their Interstate
cause of value is overlooked false con- transportation. Is generally prohibited
elusions of all kinds result. Hence on the grounds that such exhibitions
the confusion in Mr. Barzee's economic are demoralizing and that it la inn.i.
convictions. The legitimacy of inter- VlshlA to rii.nit. 1. th- ku.
t. not only in a narrow technical h, .,,. , t. ..
sense, but In a broadly moral and so- " " "7
cial sense, is that it furnishes an ade- ther0 U cer'Hy gross discrimination
quate motive and incentive for lnltla- w'hen such an exhibition is permitted
tlve and enterprise, and is In the last as Is now to be seen at one of the
analysis the reward of responsibility Portland picture theaters. These am
and alertness. Interest is based on pictures taken bv an cnA,in t
profit, and profit, contrary to the ordi
nary Socialist claim of its being
"surplus value" (that is, unpaid labor)
is the reward of those who assume
responsibility and risk, and exercise
initiative, enterprise and alertness.
But minor economic categories range
themselves under the most comprehen
sive of all, supply and demand, which
is the final regulator of all activities,
determining their direction, purpose
fitted by a Carnegie Institute, but as
a portrayal of the cruelty of "noble
man" to helpless dumb brutes. It Is
unparalleled In my experience.
What, In the name ot science, would
a Carnegie Institute want with half
a dozen polar bears, three of which
were killed in one spot by the white
men of the expedition and several
others at different times, to say nothing
The citation by Mr. Barzee of the of as many big horn sheep as could
prohibition from Deuteronomy against be brought down while a flock of them
usury Is an excellent illustration of
special pleading. Such a method of
reasoning is in contradiction with the
one sound contribution which Marx
and Kngels made to social science.
namely, that a true historical perspect
ive must take Into account the eco-
remalned within rifle range?
There Is graphically shown the flight
of a mother bear and her cub Into the
ocean, where they had 'doubtless there
tofore found comparative safety. They
are pursued for miles by a half grown
nomic foundations of laws and InstI- steamship. There Is shown their futile
tutions. Yet Mr. Barzee would encour- endeavors to escape, first by swimming-
age us to believe that the rules laid and then divlng. Finally the cub
down thousands of years ogo for the . ,, , ' . , "
.rnnnti, nf ni. t inir ls lassoed from the ship, the loop catch-
out of a nomadio condition, are really lnS 11 fairly around the neck, and the
applicable to society today. Had Mr. struggles or the helpless beast and the
Barzee used a little "economic Interpre- I frantlo and all but futile efforts of
tatlon" in reading the Bible he would the mother, now to helb the cub and
have seen that his quotation has no then to climb on board the ship and
uoa.riiiS "1 mo Jii"". "iy. attack Its cantors, nr. trtil ho-rt-
C t 1IT t V I ' " .-
icuviuK. ifui mis an luis may do nearo.
tha lAUffhfAr of womAn (nnl mont At
LET WOMA.V KEEP HER MODESTY. I wnat may well have been the death
Iu Blatters of Drea. She Should Remain ?'r.UsrSl.e8 ot. tho tw0 brute-. The show
Moderate. I states tnat on account 01 tne nerce.
PORTLAND. Sept. 30. (To the Ed- 't"", ii. """"'J
. . w . . V V. . a, AA.AA.A A U AAA O. JUAIAASI fnnc. A A, . . , , V, KA nHth ,. ..til
-" J " "icoo Alio Uliici orr,H It. tiAlr It i a nnlllt.lv Ih.l It
uay, ana 11 siruCK me It was quite tone -nnert trnnD-i.lHnn .v.t. If It
AvAAiiijr aauw a. )uuus lauf, ni icasi I worn not flTftrl unnn Th nloturx
01 tne respectaDie class, could nolo WOuld Indicate that both bears war
sucn opinions on sucn a matter, as allowed to escape, although this may
wo men, la-usiii in yuuiii iuai muucaij ,e doubted, VLB men with guns In their
was the main or distinguishing element hands may bo seen leaning over the
in a lady. It doesn't seem possible to a bulwarks. The scene Is almost re.
gentleman how a lady can favor such I peated where a swimming bear ls seen
apparent departures irom tne true lassoed around one foot.
principle govering its conduct of Another feature of the exhibition
women as are to be seen lately, and 1 shows a quarter grown cub bear fond-
said to be increasing. ling the dead body of Its mother, Just
We are led to wonder whether this killed, and In Its anxiety over its loss
s part of its so-called new woman It falls to note the approach of eight
movement. If woman suffrage ls lead- I or ten members of the expedition with
ing to said departure from womanly I lariats, who lasso the beast and 1n
qualities it ls questionable, in my mind, spite of Its desperate resistance, carry
whether said woman suffrage may not it olT to captivity.
lead to more evil than any good It will It really seems as If the goody-
accompllsb. The fountain head and I goodies who will not permit those who
mainstay of tho higher, or domestic so desire to look at a reproduction of
virtue Is woman, and with that gone a prizefight have overlooked a bet
what is left as a true basis for society? when such a film as this has been
May not there be better remedies for allowed to be shown without objection
some of the nresent day's evils than or unfavorable criticism until It ls
said suffrage? At any rate, the nor
mal distinction between the sexes must
be kept up. There are certain chasms
which cannot be crossed without ruin
to both society and the individual.
O. D. Y.
practically worn out.
RECIPE FOR LOWER LIVING COST
Farmers Should Have a Selling; Place
for Produee, Says Writer.
PORTLAND, Sept. 30. (To the Ed
itor.) The general opinion seems to be
that on the opening of the Panama
Canal there will be a large influx of
Immigration to the Pacific Coast and as
an observer I have noticed that most of
the California cities are making the
nducements which will have great
weight with those who intend to settle
in some part of the Pacific Coast
What has Portland done in this mat
ter of vital importance to her lnter-
sts? One of the first things the new
settler will look to Is the cost of liv
ing and I must say that in that re-
pect fortiana oners no inducements,
for the cost of living ls higher here
than In any city I have lived In on the
Coast. There must be a reason for this
nd I do not think we have to look
far to find the cause. The markets
are in tne nanus or tne commission
men. If the city would establish mar-
ets, where the farmer could bring his
upplies and dispose of them from his
wn wagon or stall we would at once
see a marked reduction in the price of
butter, eggs anu other produce of the
farm besides the benefit of fresher sup
plies. J. G. P.
To the Point
This ls an advertising talk for
Now is the open season for buy
ing and planning many lines ot
merchandise. You are being called
upon to pick and choose from line
after line. Traveling representatives
visit you and you are enabled to
see the best the market offers, in
quality, style and workmanship.
The representatives of the most
progressive houses who wish to sell
you goods, will doubtless tell you
of the fame and name and popu
larity of the goods and will offer
you some sort of aid. In view of
your buying the line, to help you
sell it to your customers.
Right here ls where you should
put the newspaper proposition up
quarely to the manufacturer's rep
resentative. If the manufacturer
really wishes to help you let him
choose the one sure method that
hits the mark for you here In this
The way to sell goods to the peo
ple of this town ls to advertise
these goods in The Oregonlan and
other first-class newspapers. That
is the only kind of manufacturer's
advertising that will help you.