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THE MORNING O RE G O NI AN, MONDAY, . NOVEMBER 9, 1914.
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rOKTLAND, MONDAY, KOV., 8. 181.
BUSINESS OUTLOOK BRIGHTENS.
The business of the United States
Bias almost entirely recovered from the
shock of the war, and with the open
ing of the Federal reserve banks a
week hence will have adjusted itself
financially to war conditions. The
country has begun to profit enor
mously by the war, and bids fair to
more than recoup in some classes of
exports what it loses in other classes
of exports and in some lines of home
consumption. It will also gain by sup
plying itself with many commodities
of which the war has cut off or cur
tailed the foreign supply. The United
States cannot escape helping to pay
for part of the phenomenal destruc
tion worked by the war, but it will
pay an insignificant part compared
with the belligerent countries, and it
will derive many advantages which
may more than compensate for its
share of the losses.
The money market has returned to
an almost normal basis. London has
ended the moratorium and exchange
with that city is about at the rate
prevailing before the war. This coun
try is accumulating credits against
Europe which may soon wipe out our
debts to that continent. New York
banks have changed their reserve
deficit into a surplus, and interest
rates have fallen materially. Clearing
house certificates and emergency cur
rency are being retired and will prob
ably disappear entirely when the Fed
eral reserve banks are opened a week
hence, for the new currency will be
tax-free until the gold reserve behind
It falls below 40 -per cent, while
emergency currency is taxed heavily.
Over half a billion dollars of present
reserves will then be released, and
bank assets will become available as a
basis for new circulation.
The greatest Influence in easing up
the foreign exchange situation has
been the rapid increase in exports and
the piling up of a trade balance In
favor of this country which the Com
inerce Department estimated to reach
$60,000,000 in October and which con
tinues to grow. The field of our ex
port trade has broadened out since
the war began from foodstuffs to all
kinds of war material blankets, over
coats, shoes, knit goods, wire, hosiery,
harness, saddlery, autos, wagons,
These commodities are in demand, not
only for the armies, but for ordinary
consumption In Europe, where the
withdrawal from industry or the check
to commerce has curtailed production,
as we'll as in countries which Europe
usually supplies. This demand has
been so great that stocks at factories
have been depleted and working forces
have been increased to replenish the
Although good- progress has been
made in arranging loans to carry cot
ton, the cotton situation has improved
so much that it may settle itself with
out as much aid from banks as has
been anticipated. The British decision
not to hold cotton to be contraband
when carried in neutral ships has
started buying by Germany, where
stocks were almost exhausted. The
Liverpool Cotton Exchange has re
opened, England has resumed buying
and the New York Exchange Is ex
pected soon to reopen. In conse
quence, daily cotton exports have re
cently increased from 10 per cent to
25 per cent of the total for the cor
responding day of last year. As the
Lancashire spinners stopped buying
because of uncertainty as to the price
of raw cotton and as the resumption
of buying will establish a market
price, they may be expected to resume
operations and to become heavy buy
ers. Revival of cotton exports should
largely increase the favorable trade
balance in November and should ren
der gold exports unnecessary unless
European investors dump American
securities on the market when the
New York Stock Exchange reopens,
There has been such liberal buying,
even under the restrictions which the
exchange has placed on trading, that
it is probable the home market would
readily absorb a large proportion of
the securities which Europe offered
for sale. The exchange having been
closed for more than three months,
most of the money which would ordi
narlly have been invested during that
period has been accumulating.
great willingness to buy in this coun
try may meet the sellers in Europe
The fact that this country is at peace
and is reaping most of the profit from
the war, while suffering least by it,
may lead American investors to re
gard American securities at present
prices as a bargain and to snap them
up. The same view may induce such
European holders to hold on as are not
compelled by necessity to realize.
Until the exchange is actually opened,
we can only guess whether any ma
terial decline from the panic prices
of July 30 will follow and whether
the volume of European sales will
suffice to offset the favorable trade
balance established by our heavy exports.
The West, particularly, is gaining
"wealth through the sale at high prices
of its large crops of foodstuffs. Farm
ers have sold eno.ugh of their crops to
clear off most their debts, and a brisk
trade in merchandise has set in. Banks
now have money to lend or to invest
The prospect that Europe wlU depend
mainly on this country, for next year's
supply of food causes predictions of
dear wheat for a year to come and
will prompt the sowing of a greatly
increased acreage. The embargo on
most exports from Great Britain and
Europe's abnormal demand for woolen
clothing will give the American wool
grower a further respite from the
blighting effects of free wool. Of
Northwestern products, fruit and lum
ber have smallest hopes of a good
market. The foreign market for both
has shrunk, and the Middle Western
and Eastern markets for lumber are I be In better business than slandering
being raided by the Canadians. the best friends of our waterways. By
All in all, the country has entered 1 its obstinate defense of discredited
upon a period of activity which prom- methods it is Injuring the cause It
ises to continue and to Improve so I professes to advocate.
long as the war continues. By taking
Iv n 1 1 t f ry a c-n traia, a nil riu v-evicslnl
n,,- tAT-iff- ir, m r. r, ... n Don Venustiana Carranza should
foster our industries we can prolong not despair. If he can but see it the
that period beyond the close of the future nolds a rav -fcP r kim.
neeas out see tne ngnt ana turn to
the haven of happiness which already
LEST TO FORGET. beckons. True, having reached the
It will be wise for the newly-elected I goal of his earthly ambitions, the
members of the Legislature through-1 provisional presidency of Mexico, his
out the state to remember two facts. I troubles would seem to be insurmount
In general they have been elected on J able. For they have quit proclaiming
an economy platform and the legisla- I him the liberator . of Mexico. Now
tive session is short. I that his revolution has succeeded, the
If there is to be consolidation of 1 revolutionists have officially designat-
departments and elimination of dupli- ed him the curse of Mexico and have
cated work, not only investigation but bestowed upon him the ancient title
counsel among themselves rnust be of traitor, which usually goes with the
employed. A comprehensive and ac-1 Mexican presidency,
ceptable plan cannot be formulated But from Europe comes the glad
offhand. If left until the opening of 1 tidings. Victoriana Huerta plays the
the session retrenchment attempted role of benefactor. In a cable he or-
will be haphazard and ineffective. I fers to provide a comfortable refuge
It is not to be suspected that there on foreign shores for the ever-increas-
will be no effort by members of the ing colony of Mexican ex-presidents,
Legislature to inform themselves prior This, after Carranza was the instru
to the convocation of the Legislature, mentality whereby Huerta was kicked
But the effort should not be confined out. But perhaps that is the very rea-
to a small group. Reduction in the son Huerta makes the offer, and it
cost of government is the predominat- may be transmitted In all sincerity
ing desire . as expressed by the voters rather than as a bit of Latin-American
at the polls. The Legislator must fit I satire.
himself in advance to deal intelligently I The only difficulty with the fcivlta
with the issue. There is no graver tion is that Huerta did not cable trans-
duty imposed on any public officer. I portation money. It costs more or less
to travel from Mexico to Europe, ana
there are reasons for believing that
Huerta left nothing behind except the
It is a cheerful task that some of . fh. , iie,i
me uemocrauc ncwoiiaiicrs nave kill-1 ,-, h.fnra. mv have to
barked upon the discovery of reasons mark tJme ,n Mexlco clty until the
for the election of Dr. Withycombe.
Sadly the Medfo Mail-Tribune re- latea a f a Qf ,n money. m
marks that Dr. Withycombe got the the meantlme viUa and a feWvother
vow wnicn went tor proi loiuuu. leader and former benefactor that he
Luuy une oiri wn.u., is doomed to execution unless he elim
T , T , "unjcoinw garue, mates himself immediately. A few
the "wet vote, while Dr. Smith was montha ago vnla said that lf Don
not able to get all the dry VOte. VAni.atlnna. r-arran. ordered him to
Where the two newspapers obtained 0v ctri .tm v,e wrmi do
their not altogether harmonious In- hia beat to cnforce the order. Now
lormation is not reveea. cureiy n n(J ng fondest ambitlon is to en-
was not based on home county re-1, Don m a marathon at the busi-
turns. In Jackson County, the home
So long as the forces are approximate
ly, equal in numbers, equipment and
quality, no decisive result can be ex
pected. The best prospect of a definite
issue is that one army may gain a de
cided superiority by Inflicting much
State Press and Election.
From Bank to Bank.
By Deai Collins.
depleted Mexican treasury accumu-
true patriots assure their erstwhile
ness end of a bayonet.
or me jvieaioru paper oiimlu t- But nQ matter. AI1 win come out
ceived the largest majority accorded weU m the en(J Huerta has been
him by any county, and Jackson went emlnated Carranza ls on the verge
cry ny more man two .to one. n t, Qf beJ e,imlnatedt whoever succeeds
women carried prohibition and also ... . . ha -nminatd.
voted for Dr Withycombe in Jackson and ,n the meant4me watchful waiting
county someuouy n uuuwue, slowly but surely healing the whole
wm UIO ICluiuo. I HlfTInltv on4 moliln,. n Mcylcn 1 9H1
In Marion County Dr. Wlthycombe's , nnH Rfohimv. Viva
plurality is more than 1000 greater I ,,.,,,.,
Lnaxi Lite ui y majunijr. xucic aic uu
saloons in Salem, the largest city in
Marion County, and the second largest "THE GUN BEHIND THE door."
in the State. The "prom vote must t VOIft no when In doubt on in
therefore have done pretty well by the Mated bills has become an axiom of
Republican candidate. direct legislation. Yet an ambitious
As a matter of fact, the assertion ,wtv rHsemntlerl bv defeat, is now
that the prohibition question entered attacking its wisdom. The public is
into the choice of Governor is silly. a0vid that it in better not to vote
Each was pledged to enforce tne law at all on measures not understood
ir it passea; mat was ail. In other words, a large percentage
course ur, wimycomoe receiveu of the a.wmaklnir. it is contended.
a large number or tne votes or tnose .noiri h tnmon ovnr to two srroun
who voted for prohibition. Had he tne ono which seizes upon any novelty
not receivea mem ne wouia not nave ,t may be able to discover in Kam-
Deen elected, Decause tney constituted chatka or Tasmania, and the one com
a big majority of the people. But, es- nn.,, n.r.nTi. who hv the time.
sentially, he was elected on issues disposition and resources to determine
omer man promuiugu. ioey are ur whether that novelty i3 meritorious or
ought to be known to all. otherwise. In effect it is asserted to
be wise to give the bauble chasers a
WINTER WARFARE. I rein on which the only restraint is tne
Alreadv tales of fearful-' suffering studious application of a self-elected
from fold and exposure are comlne legislature Of highbrows. j
from the theater of operations in Eu- But there is one fact that stands
rope. Improperly clothed for cold out above all others: Whenever there
weather, hudreds of thousands of men is a genuine puduc neeu lor legisiauu.i
on th flrlna- lines baVe undergone, bit- which has been denied the people by
ter experience and their misery will the Legislative Assembly, the people
multiply as the really cold weather "vM b aware of it and they will not
grows on and Winter sets in. nave to De urgea to siuay remeaiea
Poulri the armies tro into Winter The initiated measures designed to ful
nuarters and remain more or less in- fill the want will be discussed and
active until Spring the situation would understood and the noes cast in
not be so bad, but this is not com- ooudi win oe inconsequential.
natible with the militant spirit of the The Oregon ballot Is overloaded be-
armies engaged. This enterprising cause of the mere love of experiment
General and the other will scent an which ls lodged in a small minority of
opportunity to deal a severe blow to the people. Like the hypochondriac
some hibernating enemy. The result wno nears iirst or a new pin ana men
will be a series of sham campaigns imagines ne nas me aisease lor wmcn
and long-drawn battles in the heart It is claimed to be a specific, they
of Winter grasp at every remeay tnea anywnere
Incalculably severe will be the hard- tor ailments foreign to our iorm or
ships of all combatants, particularly in government and afterwards seek to
the frigid regions of Western Poland, convince us mat we are on me roaa to
Eastern Prussia and along the Car- aisaster unless it De acceptea.
nothianK There will be forced In every state the inclination ls to
marches iniieavy snows, bivouacs in ward too much legislation rather than
nights of ejro weather, when exhaus- too little. The Initiative was not de-
tion win augment me cniii 01 ex- w , ' - m""-j, ...j.
nrvurA Woiinrteo men left writhine It ls for use in emergencies and to
in snow and ice, will be doomed to Elve the constitution a flexibility that
certain death. The casualty lists will win permit lis aaaptaDinty to cnang-
be supplemented by the harvest from ing conditions. The true use of the
exposure initiative is for the submission of ele-
Such is war. The grim monster of mental or fundamental issues. When
combat cannot wait for sunny skies so used the voter may rest assured
underneath which to pursue his bloody that he win unaerstana us proauct
nonrse. fitter suffering for a few mil- It.ls the piffling, experimental or com-
lion men and the freezing to death of Plex measure for which there is not
a few thousand are a mere matter of a. public demand that he does not
routine . , understand ana neea not unaerstana
A public neea or aemana win always
WRUXO WAX 1U U151- HllllHIHS. . v, .m,m..t wniVV. Bfter
The call for the. annual Rivers and ninetv davs before the public pro-
Harbors congress ascribes tne recent duces onlv doubt or lack of under
successful attack on the river and standing does not deserve a place in
harbor mil to ranroaa innuence ae- tbe statutes. It ought to be defeated
signed to eliminate water competition
and to establish a railroad monoDOlv -
of transportation. It calls the condem- war max
nation heaped upon the prevailing The best hope of war's abolition Is
policy of waterway improvement " a the perfection to which it has been
declaration of war on the whole pol- brought as. a science. The entire man
icy of waterway improvement." hood of a nation goes out to fight, as
If the- Rivers and Harbors Congress I in the times when an entire tribe ml
shall commit itself to a defense of grated to occupy new territory by sub
the present pork-barrel system of duing or exterminating the inhab
river and harbor appropriation, it will itants. Implements of war have be-
prove itself the enemy of the water- come so deadly that they slaughter
ways and i he friend of any railroads whole regiments. Means of observa-
which oppose their improvement. The tion have been so improved that one
objections to the present policy are 1 of the best resources for gaining ad-
that it spends money without provid- vantage surprise has been practic
ing adequate, usable waterways; that ally eliminated. When two armies are
it does not promote Increased use or I approximately equal In bravery, equip
waterways; that by Its wastefulness It ment and personal endurance, victory
has invited examination of the degree 1 depends on the ability of one to wear
to which waterways are used and has 1 the other down to such a degree o
thus given a handle to those who I weakness in numbers that effective
maintain that water transportation is resistance is no longer possible
out of date. The defenders of the Contrast these conditions of war
pork barrel have furnished the ene- fare- with those prevailing in the
mles of waterways with the most ef- Middle Ages. Wars were fought be-
fective weapon in their arsenal. I tween comparatively small fractions
Water transportation is not out of of the people of each nation. They
date; the pork barrel is. The people were fought above ground, not in en
are not ready'to abandon water trans- I trenchments. Victory was followed by
portation; they are getting ready to quick pursuit and slaughter, surrender
abandon a policy in appropriating or dispersal of the . defeated army. If
money which does not provide water- the victors advanced vigorously, there
ways but which does waste money. If was little opportunity to assemble a
the Rivers and Harbors Congress will new army.
get behind the movement to entrust I Under present conditions battles are
to a National commission the devising fought between strongly entrenched
of a policy for utilizing our water re- I armies. If one is driven from its po
sources in every way and the expen-1 sitlon, it simply retires to a new line
diture of money in carrying out that I of trenches, already prepared, and re-
policy, the newspapers which it ac-1 news the combat. These lines are so
cuses of being under railroad influence long that a gain at one point is often
will rally to its support and will carry! offset by a loss at another. As in
with them such an overwhelming pub-1 the battle of the Marne and the
lie sentiment that Congress must yield I Alsne, ' engagements are continuous
up its pork, however reluctantly. The 1 slaughter for day after day, extending
Rivers and Harbors Congress should I along a front of several hundred miles,
Jnnt ma It Expected.
The ezsected hannened In the Ore-
heavier losses on the enemy than it I g-on election. Chamberlain wins for
suffers and by having a greater reserve I Senator and Withycombe for Governor.
to draw upon for reinforcements. I The former won because he was the
These conditions require that the representative or a popular rsanonai
digious a number of the opposing ca;ln' offlc nas been a recori or
army ana uuii.er w prouigiuua a loss clean and faithful public service.
Itself that the world stands appalled I r. Withycombe defeated the Demo
at the consequences of war. With the I cratlc candidate for Governor mainly
present experience to look back upon. I because the party majority is large,
the nations of Europe may well shrink an1 be ls an amiable old gentleman or
rrnm r-enea Mno ft n,.. n wide acquaintance. He had strong
they have known what an awful sac- ' "Jf. ,, " .
rifice the next great war among first- ced , llnlng utne ..drys.. aolidly to
class nations would entail upon them, his snvoort The manner of Dr.
Therefore, they have repeatedly staved Smith's nomination in the primary,
off war when it seemed imminent, or backed by the strong and open support
have restricted its area when it could of Governor West, was also criticised
not be avoided. The history of the as an attempt to hand the office down
last forty years is full of such incl- "uccessor without consulting the
m . . . r . . i iciicd ux. iijo i kua c.iii lue vt. ma
to repwi me norrors 01 mis war, we er in hi. own D.nT. still. Dr. Smith
may ascribe the announced purpose I made a very creditable showing in a
of tne statesmen to right this war to strong Republican state.
When that climax is reached, when Caamberlatn ! Tribute to Advertising.
ono rt-o,,n .,..in-.,i. ai Dany Herald
. " Z. ti v. 7i . lain-West machine in the election of a
nations to assemble at which the vie- Republican Governor, and will be
tors will be determined that the peace I ready to elect a Republican United
terms snail not give cause for another 1 states Senator at the next election.
war. Horror of the conseauences I The election of Mr. Chamberlain did
would impose moderation on the vie- not indicate that the Democrats have
tors; consciousness of that modera- e'i ", "
., . . , , , I meant that Mr. Chamberlain's personal
tion would prevent the vanquished Btrength is not gone. Mr. Withycombe's
irum uaruuriug a. gruDge, we may l majority was much lareer than Mr.
hope to see no other Alsace-Lorraine Chamberlain's, which shows that, other
as a bone of contention between things being equal, the people of Ore-
France and Germany, no other Bosnia &on wl11 vote Republican. Mr. Cham
to arouse Russia against Austria. We berlain has developed a personal
1 m a. - I "1.1 t:iiA t-Il ujr UC1UK A BUUU Ulliuairllicr,
even ouiio lur u icrveiii a. arairo H- .ao. iiii .v,, h ..-
for permanent peace that the now war- has produced. No other man in the
ring nations win league togetner state has advertised as well as Mr.
against any one of them which dis- Chamberlain. He is a tribute to ad-
turbs peace. If that be the outcome, vertlsing.
then thla wan will have teen wortVi 1ta
.wfl ot Victory Is Unclean.
The English sailor who befriended in Oregon is at last over. and. while
Arno Dosch because he worked on the I the returns are not all in, it ls evident
same paper as Robert Edgren. the that George E. Chamberlain has won.
sporting writer, brings to mind the ieai is bo great that it will not be
stage character who asked to " shake overcome, and for the next six years
the hand that shook the hand of the ZiiVr
great jonn-u ouuivan. But whilo he has won. it cannot be
said that be has been successful. His
The International Purity Congress I victory was accomplished by besmirch-
is disDOsed to criticise narents for I Ing his opponent s good name. He will
go DacK to n asnington, Dut not witn
clean hands. He will lack the satis
fylng consciousness that he has made
a good fight. He will be denied the
satisfaction of winning because of a
Just cause. For the campaign that has
been waged for Senator Chamberlain
Twenty-Five Years Ago
lack of care in selecting husbands for
their daughters, as if the parents had
anything to say when the American
girls decide to marry.
With nrofessors of lane-uae-a as cen
sors of French war news, we may ex- I has been th6 most maliciously slander-
pect the bulletins to be couched in
most classical French and to rival
Caesar and Virgil as models of literary
the telephone and we hope Mr. Phil
lips will never give his wife cause to
speak less melodiously than she spoke
as Miss Cornell.
Most any day, the papers say.
Some new development is seen
Along the front where foemen hunt
Each other, with excitement keen;
And to and fro the armies go
And plunge in combat ever deeper
On either band to gain a stand
Along the Tser and the Tpres.
The record made by Finnegin
Is busted in a thousand slivers.
The way they're out and in agin
The waters of those doubtful rivers.
Dispatches say the German troops
Have crossed each stream, intent to
Next day the allies' army swoops
Across the Ypres and the Yser.
And, then, again the German force
Into the tide with daring sallies.
And back across each water course
With bayonets doth chase the allies;
And back again the allies roll
Upon them like a carpet sweeper.
And drive them from the swimming
In both the Yser and the Tpres.
But ere upon the eastward bank
They have a chance to dry their socks
The German falls upon their flank
And all of their- advantage knocks
And back across the bubbling burn.
Each English, French and Belgian
Must make a scoot for camp In turn
Across the Ypres and the Yser.
Thus day by day they play the game.
Beneath the battles smoky curtain;
But I'll adventure, just the same.
The net result is quite uncertain;
And oft I wonder whom we'll see
The ultimate successful keeper
Of such riparian rights as be
Along the Yser and. the Ypres.
ISSUES KOT DEAD SOB BtlUED
ous in the recent history of Oregon.
Sane Administration Once More.
The Dalles Chronicle.
Oh how good it waa to wake ud
Wednesday morning and know that
Now we. know where central ac-l Oregon is soon to enter upon a sane,
quired those dulcet tones we hear over business-like state administration once
more: to know that one Oswald West
and his mob rule has been decisively
repudiated by the voters of the state.
The record-breaking plurality which
was rolled up for Dr. Withycombe
proves how sick Oregon ls of all the
The feats of army surgeons in Eu- ev" notoriety and hysteria which It
rope in building new noses and chins We8t Thj Dr s th "
aw . rt.nm uu.1 ,v jes&tee or est cost tne
hope that they may be able to build Democratic , candidate ' thousands of
a man with the remnants of several I votes.
Drya Voted (or Withycombe.
gratulate itself upon the splendid vote
they not be equally impassable to the lt cast for Senator Oha mhrii r,H
i.ouu.uuu Russians wno try to anve Dr. Smith both by far the best quail
If the snowclad Carpathians are 1m-
them into Hungary?
It will be surprising news to people
out here that forest fires are threat
ening New Jersey. By and by, Deta
iled men for the offices. It is a matter
or regret that Dr. Smith was not elect
ed Governor, for he is an unusually
nigh type of man to be seeking politi
cai oitice. His dereat is due to th
large Republican majority and to th
ware may have a huge bonflre when combination against him of the saloons
the tide is out. and the prohibitionists for the women
who voted the state dry. also voted for
If there are children going hungry ur- withycombe.
Alt VlllO V-.V-J Ul yiOU LJT II. U UCTJAUBO LilO I f j , WJ -.wI
ns 0 ova. IrnAn'ii - T- t V.. rlnrtr v us. a. vn uaaaar.
'T- J I Yoncalla Times.
i T cnTTiiinnnv ro TITlfl T n em X 1 . .
" . i from Tne wav Trie rteonle nnnooe
measures and amendments on the bal
It will take a powerful lot of crack- lot it is probably time for the Legis
era to go with tk twenty-five-foot lature to in some manner provide for
cheese Just made in'New York State the proper use of the initiative. Freak
for the Panama Fair. Le( f Ts w, U j,ok,ers- an a11
put on the ballot onlv to be voted
George E. Thompson, who was down. It is a costlv niece of huines
nearly elected Sheriff of Clarke Coun- I to the people of the state and would
tv. Wash., should ' swan exneriences I inure to the benefit of the people to
with Tom Word. nave tneir great right a little-better
o.,.va uo-rucu iium every ishfl rciormer,
AVOl V man witli a B.ii,3nrtt m. n 4A1.A
mi, mnav. l.ft . . T J I " e v. jutl
ls tne aeep wen ror suDterranean
communication with Germany,
From The Oreonlan, November 7. 1SSD.
Olympia, Nov. 5. Delay in the issu
ance of the proclamation making
Washington Territory a state has
turned everything topsy-turvy. When
the people went to bed last night
statehood was still In abeyance. The
omission of the-Governor's name from
the certificate to the constitution had
been discussed till it was, threadbare.
No one has yet discovered what is
the best material for improving streets.
Macadam has some good features, but
the flour-like screenings which are
used for top dressing all turn to mud
at the first rain. S street is being
graveled with cement gravel and Mult
nomah street with washed gravel from
Licenses to wed have been issued to
Frank Menefee and Edith A. Dufur.
W. H. Weaver and Silva Dehon, Alfred
L Hoppner and Lillle M. " Gable. Lillie
being but 17 years old her father's
consent was affixed to the license.
John T. Outhouse ,a pioneer of 1S50,
died at La Grande,- Or., on October 29.
He was 61 years old. He taught school
in Portland when it was a village.
Frederick. Md., Nov. 5. The Con
stable of this county was shot, the
judges driven from the polling place
and the ballot box stolen during an
election riot in the Woodsboro dis
trict today. A Sheriff and a posse
have left for the scene.
District Attorney Henry E. McGinn
left for Salem yesterday to attend a
case in the Supreme Court.
"Senator" Morgan, champion 48-hour
bicycle racer of the world, arrived in
Portland from San Francisco yesterday.
He says he will make this city his
Is He Chastened; '
Senator Chamberlain cannot ascribe
his victory to his popularity, but espe
cially to the split vote between Booth
and Hanley. It is hoped that Senator
Chamberlain will take the e-entle
Concrete foundations in the British I chastening and give to the Deonla a
Isles are viewed with alarm, if owned better service at Washington than
Mr. Bareee Insists That He Is Right
and Majority la Wrong.
PORTLAND, Nov. 8 (To the Editor.)
We. observe the cartoon announce
ment with the statement that "no one
attended the funeral" of the "vicious
seven." We believe the statement to
be true, even though the cartoon im
plies otherwise. They are not dead.
They did not even attend the funeral
We would, were it believable or true.
not only acquiesce and be pleased to
attend the funeral, but would rejoice
with " exceeding great joy." There is
no other citizen in this or any other
state that would more willingly record
the obituary of these issues, in any
sense or by any means, than myself.
The. riddance to civilization of the issue
on which all of these "seven" are based
should not only bring Joy to our stand
ard of life, but to that level of the
lowest civilization of this or any other
There are two of this number with
which 1 have had to do and in which I
am vitally interested. If it might be
that their chapter is closed I would be
glad even though my own individuality
might be buried with them. These two
are the "tax" for unemployed with all
that it implies and the citizens' right
to be represented in the civic affairs
of life, proportionately and alike with
other citizens. I
I am, loth to believe that the loss to
life of the possibilities coming to Indi
viduals and nations in a tax upon so
ciety for unemployment, in necessities,
enjoyments and advancement, will ever
be buried until that system that robs
both the born and unborn shall be
driven from the earth. We believe this
problem is still with us in a tax upon
all from the mien of the hobo and the
underfed child on its mother's breast
to the coming billionaire in imagined
royalty, and from the least wrong in
flicted upon any one to the European
war with its possibilities of the destruc
tion of civilization from the earth.
Moreover, if the question of tax in its
various forms for unemployment, even
in the City of Portland, might now
and for the coming Winter be settled
by any means, we would rejoice to Join
with you in the obituary.
We fear your announcement is pre
mature. Not only in regard to the tax
for unemployed, but for fair represen
tation. We believe both of these ques
tions are with us still and will present
their demands; one of them not even
waiting the next general election for
initiation, but will have to be consid
ered by the coming Legislature for im
mediate relief of the unemployed in this
city and state.
The right to be represented where
laws are made and the right to work
and earn a living, like Hamlet's ghost,
are still with us and will remain until
a more equitable system of civilization
rules the earth than that which now
prevails. We leave comment on the
funeral of the other five to their rep
resentative allies. C. W. BARZEE.
J. E. Bangs has been assigned a posi
tion on the regular staff of The Ore
gonian, and in connection with other
duties will have special charge of the
society department of the Sunday pa
The German and allied squardons
in the Pacific may be playing a game
of "hide and seek.
Without a Federal League In exist
ence, the " busher " might be getting
heretofore, and he is undoubtedly
politician enough to see the handwrit
ing on the wall and heed it.
Non-Part'aan'a Day la Done.
A wort h V Democrat mav neetire -Re-
Heavens! The scene of fighting has publican votes, but the non-partisan
shifted from Przemysl to Zunguldiak I candidate and the non-partisan organ
and Kuzlu. I lzatlons are no longer destined to cut
much of a figure in politics. It ls a
The boys In the British recruiting P.emo5J"-rL Jk?,"1"' pure an? 5lrn?1.e'
camps miss the home cooking. well that the neODle aPR .
see through the deception.
Percival J. Keeler has returned to
Portland with his family and will make
this his future home. Mr. Keeler is
the son of Captain J. M. Keeler, who
was provost marshal of Oregon dur
ing the latter part of the war.
Half a Century Ago
From The Oretonian, November 8, 1S64.
Some evil-disposed person last night
tore down the American flag that was
suspended in front of the McClellan
headquarters on Front street.
Dr. W. H. Watkins, surgeon of the
First Oregon Cavalry, has returned to ,
this city to resume the practice of
Brockle Jack, one of the persons
who robbed Ben Holladay's coach last
Summer, between the Boise mines and
Salt Lake City, has been arrested in
Victoria. He is held In that city for
requisition from the Governor of
Idaho. Brockie was in this vicinity
for a time.
The following inscription is said to
have been found on the headboard of
a grave at Sparta Diggings, Cal.: "In
memory of John Smith, who met a
wierlent death neer this spot. 18 hun
dred 40 too He was shot by his own.
pistel it was not one of the new kind
but an old-fashioned double brass bar
rel and of such is the Kingdom of
Buffalo. Nov. 5. Evidence through
friendly Canadians of the intention of
the raid on Buffalo has been received
to the effect that 10.000 men had ar
rived during the week and were to fire
the city by means of Greek fire, then
murder and pillage.
Seven new recruits offered them
selves at the recruiting office yester
day, six of whom passed examination
(and ware accepted.
Chicago, Nov. 4. Hood's army ls now
on the north side of the Tennessee,
according to dispatches from Nashville.
It ls estimated that his force is 35.000
men, all armed, and 61 pieces or ar
tillery. Our patriotic cause is much indebted
to the Glee Club for the enthusiasm
they have kindled at the evening ral
lies. Many have cause to remember
the club and its leader, Mr. Wyatt.
Jacksonville, Or., Nov. 7. There was
a great demonstration here today, both
Union and Democratic. Both had
speeches this afternoon, processions
and fireworks tonight.
A GOOD STORY
All Joe Cannon wants ls to be
thorn In the Democratic flesh.
For many reasons "Painless" Parker
might be called Napoleon.
It ls up to the " drys '
something just as good.
ITow Make Good.
McMinnvlile News Reporter.
Let's hope that the particular atten
tion given to the common people dur
ing the past campaign will be kept up
until the next camnaie-n. On evew
to provide hand the politicians "sugared" the
plain people, and it will be fitting to
see the people's interests always up-
The Belgians can beat the Germans
in the Congo at least.
Five days since election and the permost in the minds of those in office.
country ls convalescent. ,..
To the women of Oregon belongs the
credit of placing the great State of
Oregon in the column of states wjich
have had the moral courage to express
their opinion on one of the most im
portant questions of the age, the right
to grapple with and throttle the most
destructive enemy of the human race.
This weather might be chilly lf It
were not for the fog.
There's a hard Winter ahead for
No, Edith, Tsing-Tau ls not a Chi
nese laundry firm.
January 1, 1916, will ho a real
Are you still eating an apple a day?
Best Decision In Years.
La Grande Observer.
Oregon people have spoken with re
markable wisdom in regard to their
next Governor. It is the wisest de
cision made in years, for as we have
always contended what this state needs
is attention to the farmers and the farm
lands. The first step is to elect a Gov
ernor who is in accord with construc
tive work and farm development.
Wcat la to Blame.
Dr. Smith's disastrous defeat ls due
principally to the unpopularity of Gov
ernor West. No doubt Smith would
have won bad West kept his nose out
of it. as he (Smith) is a very able and
clean man and would make an excellent
Governor West ItcbnJccd.
The voters have repudiated the cam
paign of abuse indulged in by the pres
ent official head of this state, and by
their ballots have given him a merited
Thankful for Peace.
Let us be thankful that the political
campaign ls over. In personal abuse,
Irrelevant assertion and foolish make
believe the past campaign has been
fully up to the high standard of politi
cal farce which we habitually present.
Explanation Not Clear. s
Chamberlain carried this county over
Booth by about 9000. Portland is Cham
berlain's home, which explains a few
things, but lt doesn't explain how near
ly 25,000 Republicans in this county
forgot their fidelity to their party.
Where It Hurt.
About the saddest blow of all was
that witnycomDe decisively defeated
Dr. Smith In Umatilla County, the doc
tor's home county.
Frederick Palmer Ronrrecta an Old Fa
vorite From the Grave of Time.
Kansas City Times.
Frederick Palmer is an excellent war
correspondent. He really knows as
much about war as does any street
corner strategist, which, everyone will
admit, is a broad and extensive knowl
edge of scientific manslaughter.
But Frederick Palmer can't detect
gray whiskers on a war anecdote. He
ought to leave that part of war report
ing to Irvin Cobb, Herbert Corey, John
McCutcheon and all the other humor
ists and near-humorists America has
forwarded to Europe.
In his war story In Everybody s
Palmer tells this one:
Once a French officer was teasing a Bel
gian officer about hia array.
"We 11 come over and rive you a taste or
It omd day," said the Selgtan, laughingly.
"How will you ret lt past tho customs?"
Inquired the Frenchman.
It is a perfectly good story. But it
has an ancestry that makes the fam
ily tree of a Colonial dame look like a
dwarfed seedling. A year ago it ap
peared in the public prints thusly:
"Some day." a Mexican artillery officer
s&ld, "all Mexican factions wlU unite and
then we'll Invade the srrinsro."
"If you do." an American replied, "you
better take along a lot of nickels or the
streetcar conductors in 1 Paso will put
The humor is a bit broader than in
the Palmer version, but it is the same
old laugh. Again:
Said a Japanese to a San Franciscan:
"If we ever declare war, we'll have an
army intrenched In the Rockies - before you
can mobilize a regiment."
Replied the San Franciscan:
"Ves, you will; lf the Summer tourists in
California don't take your guns away from
you as souvenirs."
There must have been Napoleonic
editions for every campaign he made,
and who can dispute that when Marc
"By Jupiter, I'll march on them, horse
and foot, and devour them as the hun
gry Jackal doth devour the hare." "
That Octavlus remarked:
"Antony overlooks the frogs of the
Nile. Their croaking will scare the
craven hearts of his ragtag army."
How good lt would be If Germany or
the allies should threaten to declare
war on Uncle Sam. Some patriot could
arise and say:
"We are safe. The legion of Ameri
can war correspondents in Europe
could talk any army you could send to
Pronls Went to Chamberlain.
Chamberlain can still "fool most of
the people all the time." One of the
surprises to the Jefferson election board
was that the prohi vote went almost
solid for Chamberlain against a man
who has been a total abstainer all his
REAL DANGERS ARB DESTROYED
Mr. Wright Finds Food for Business
Confidence in Election Itcsnlta.
PORTLAND, Nov. 9. (To the Ed
itor.) The interest taken In prohibi
tion and its probable or possible effect
upon business seems to have overshad
owed all other ballot measures. A lit
tle reflection will show that this Is
a false position. Business men have
had far greater inward interest in
what the voters would do with the
universal eight-hour law, th-?1500 ex
emption, the surtax proposition and
other measures which would suift the
burden of taxation to a decreasing
amount of assessable property. Had
all these things prevailed and the state
remained "wet," does anyone believe
business would have been good? Hard
ly, with our economic system thus
fundamentally upset. The voters have
demonstrated that business men can In
future rely upon their good judgment
with entire confidence.
Now the business atmosphere has
been cleared and we can go ahead
vigorously. I therefore make an appeal
in behalf of a large number of com
petent, sober, industrious men, who
are citizens and voters, but out of
work now. Too many to look good to
me. Putting their cause before the
public, ls lt too much to ask that busi
ness men from now on make extraor
dinary efforts to develop new business
and put these deserving men on the
payroll again? Is it too much to ask
the banks to get behind the business
men and encourage them to most
strenuous and renewed exertions for,
the good of the cause I plead here?
Let us not have a Winter of dis
content and misery, but one of peace
ROBERT C. WRIGHT.
Tired of Vaudeville.
There is no doubt in the majority
given Dr. Withycombe for Governor
that the people of Oregon, a big major
ity of them, are sick and tired of the
many spectacular vaudeville stunts that
have been staged at the State Capitol
and sprung upon the unsuspecting peo
ple as statesmanship. The West era in
state government is drawing to a much
A Word to Merchants
Every National manufacturer's
advertisement in this newspaper is
money in your pocket.
It is creating customers who can
be brought to your store.
It is not only stimulating business
generally bnt directly stimulating
It ls up to you to reap the profits
of this advertising.
Show the goods. Let the people
know you have them.
Cash in on the demand created by
the manufacturer's newspaper advertising.