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tf rot Kucha. whoT Nbo.ly can
a." but a)b!y can aafaiy dacUra
thai tl wtll not ba Ivnro. r anjr
trir whom lha l;pub-.l--an party l
a. l fairly aura tt ra-P a'a-t.
. w iwMi.artos rot-ii V.
Ar.ti.tpat.on of lra ImnufTatiun
ar.'er tha war haa ri.4 lb- duu
,oa cf U cn thai ubl-t which
di-l don aftar PraaiJant W.Iaon t
l4 tha tat b:i- 'w .hrna ara
fr..;-intry brO'..t frwarJ. or., cf
la mt Ut.raatiOf cf which U that
af ... ioar Ouiick. a Iaadr la lha
Il woutt a Jaill Cti.f aa many a!lna
from any Ur J aa lha Cnit.4 Stal
car, AmTtcann. an4 woutl tl(n!l th
a imbr from jxh coun-.ry i pr
n of th.wM. a:raiy natura:ija4 from
.jt rourtry. wna .nir
bom chi:!rn. Ha wpiT.4 not dU-Tm-r.ifa
t,tn Erepaao aB 1 A(UJ!
I n-n.4ir.nta. but aaia that hla plan
.utt admit onl a fw fcundr4 rarll
,ra'4::r from fhira an4 Japan. whiU
a !olo Ura tn.miratlon from F.'-i-r"r-
Ha would arwatr aM all-r
until l.y bcrna citUana. chare."
a r- of li or It a )w' Ila woull
fM.S a buf4 of cd atloo for
I nmia-raeta. whih hou(l prepara
.tioaA H ataodarda aat bold it-a-ninatl-Jr-a.
an4 wouM faduca tha an
nual r!trtlon f tl f"r aach
amlr.atl.in paaa.l fartinca:- of
jrai'iatMO from fhl bureau afi4 of
-kj4 baha'tr from lha buraau) cf T
ttratiun wou'.J ba .-r.til to natar
a iMtion and ail naw citnana woutd
taa tha oatt of allfttlan.a on tha
retirth of Jutu- al'h pubt! rrrrmo
riaa. Thua atic'.bi:irr L clt!inahlp
wout.1 ba b4 oa pr-nal i4a'.in.-a-tioa
without rca di-Ttmlnation. Tha
(iovaramant would ba aHan adaquata
Vapor..ibi:ity and authority for the
p..f.. ti" ofaf!n
Thrt ar point about tM
p;n. t'c.ira our prtt U wa ac
rrpt ar.y near rtfijT- who o(tT them
wa ahou! t atct Ihoa who all!
ba a atuMa .-nuniriii. a aicluda
a t Clnaa an.t Japan'aa ai-ept a
I.rr.:t.t ct-Ma. whfa admltfin prona
rf other natlor.a a ho ara far mora
ehjectioaabia than would ba many of
tha t'MKM and Japaneaa. At tha
ama tima by anlulln f"fl of
ttoM n"lor..a hr ra-r wa cau re
aantmcrl a hi. h n.'ijit mara tha
harsnn tf International relatione
d rwthlrc to rnaka a!lna
.nirrtvar In habit. thought and
r"'h; mm ma thm Am'rtoa In
r imt on!i, o ..r aa wa it tit a-Iu-rata
thara. fly n!a t to dlatrtbuta
them whrra thara f iprln for
tlm, rmit tmmisranta to ba
coma an ua l;at.J cnaaa tn tha real
rtr of poputition. a drtcr to o
Ll'tla dif.'l.'' and no crrrmony
a'rompany r aturatiiatlun. brna the
raar ritiitu la not m r"el with Ita
tmportanca aa ha 1 ba on a aiml-
l.r c-raaton ri hi- rtla country
Tha l"adaral r..rrnrrart. b'lC ra
ponib!a t otNr ratlore f.y protac.
t on cf their riLUana aitMn our bor
dera. ahoui 1 baa full poarar to gtva
It. H). rrtcttoa wtt!t other nation
wou' l then) ba eot !l and thi N.
li.r eon: I rt hifher In tha esteem
f ia ceihTor.
Mr uU-lv haa m ( aoma co.1
ceneral mucit'-'tr' for rrt on of
...4r imm!r!l" U. If tha llnaa
laid down by Mm aero followed, the
I leraxy taet. whuo baa cauaad ctoe
of threa ucceala bt;:a. woutd ba
tdel and wa ahouid bava raaaoo
ahia aacurfty atraoat a r.oo4 of laoo
r"t. unateimiaM material frooa any
nr. country coult ai fa n
aurad that rf"' art ml "14 to ciM
aarahf? vault ba falrry qti4!l.1ai to
P'Tf irm Ita il jlin
11a raa of an i:a'ern Orejon
m o.-ri n who u!t a durv.rca an tha
t--v-U tte iaii si Sow
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vrrk h toml out to ba a prole-l
conTict ct'. attcnttun to th tern.il
CJ.rr!-n- of womrn in tti Kflou
matter of chxw!n a I. fa partner.
Pfia Mil l.at ho k-pt hU pt TrcorJ
frnm hrr an4 thAt h turned hi hand
l rrtn.a ahortiy airtcr tho wcdJlnf
crrmor.r. Itut did ha marry hlro
ro KTt&trr evldTica of M worth
than that ha rlr-ln to tha ?
Itd aha Inqulra Into h;a pat Ufa and
hablta and neanh hta natura with
that aubtia Intuition wMrh la auppoacd
l- bolors to woman? Tha carclcas, in
common with the poor, ara alaaja
with ua and tha fulleat maura of
CTlcf continu to b tholr Int.
Taitura of tha eu-nlc marrlijta law
In Utviuln nod tha traeaty which
tha Oregon law haa beroma do not
detar tha Health Of.'icera- AeaocUtlon
of .New Jerey trom prop"a;o a
uta for that atala dej-Ur.ed to prerer.t
tha nrrU( of tha ph)ually unfit.
Tha bill which tha meinbera cf in
New Jersey aaaorlation Indorea unanl-
mouilr U drafted with an aa to tha
loophotra In tho Uwa of other atatea
and la iherefora trllnc!y draatic.
It la propoaaj that no maJTlafa ahall
ba rnnit:e4 unlesa both brlda and
hriiVrmim urc.ert a certlflcata of
health aworn to by their phyalc-Un
If after rnarra It ahajl ba found
that tha certifl.ata of eitner rany
aa falaa. tha phtalrUo b'comea liable
f..r damacea to tha Injured Tarty and
may ba proaacutcl by tha atate. At
tempt to avado tho law by marrir.
In another atata will invalldata tne
ITobabty lha atrorsrat bje.-tlo0
that wilt ba encountered to tha enact
ment of tha Uw. tf tha peopla become
aware of Ha full Import, la tha expcnue
attached to a-iirln lha cartlflcntea
nereaaury to marrtAce. No reputable
phl lan will render hlmjwlf liabla to
a damaca ault or criminal proae-utlon
by makln( only tha auperficlal ax
amlnation that la procurabla for a
mail fea. In Ortion many conacl-
er.tiotn phi vlclana will not lu a
hea'.tn cerufU-ata to a proapactla
bridegroom f.-r lha I'CI fee. bacauae
tha aamitvation. if thorouehly per
formed. a worth more, and If hot
thorouehfy performed doea not Justify
tha certificate. Tet penalty attache
only to wilful falsification of a mar
riaca health certificate.
Tha propoa.d New Jereey law l
ora wr.u-n would puite upon in inrae
majority a heavy and to them r.ee.1
! marrUfa tas la order to reach
tha comparatively few who ara unfit
to marry. Tho prtP! of w Jre-
ara mora generously auruiaji.- man
tha ordinary run of mankind If they
lit submit to It.
tHTOR IX M ir.M t.
hlt the world"a attention is ten-
tere.1 on tha cenr of war. the
clences whtcn r man In peac
atona or equally In peare and In war
continua to record their bloo-ileaa but
mora xaJuabla tnumpha. Whllo dec
oratloca ara beln tli'tributed amor.f
thoao who havo dLtlnuiahed them-
aetraa In the work of destruction, tha
Nobel prUa la awarded to men whoeo
brave dre.ta ara dona In ttia labora
tory and whoa Uvea ara riaked In
aeeklng out Nature'a aacreta.
Profeaaor Thao!..ra WtKUrii Hiili
arde, of Harvard, haa been awarded
tha rrlia for chemistry, thua aiiaicciiie
from tha t.ermar.s aon-.a of the laurel
for achlevementa In that aclenca which
haa been considered their sreate!
field. Ha discovered the atomic
elahte of atement. enablln chem
ist to determine tha weight of the
constltueru In a tna of ore. ThU
knowlev!a can ba very ufuXy i-
ptiad In commerce. Ha alao learned
l. (ottipnva tha atoma of elementa, a
feal hitherto deemed Impossible.
To rro.'eor Iat v.in Laua wa
awarded the prl for phjslr. he hav
tnc determined precisely whal X-ra?
ar. Ha ha proved that they ara tha
tarn aa ordinary light, but arc or.i)
ona one-thousandth part a long a
an ordinary t ght ray. He alao deter
n.lr.e.1 tha composition of crys'a: and
hla dlae-overy wa followed UP by Pro
fessor V. JI. 1'raca and hl "m. W. L.
I'ragg. of Ie.1. Krgland. who drew
some theoretical conclusion) of great
Interest t chemist. Tha )ounger
Fragg was kilted In battle In tha lar
dapellea and thua the world wa
rohbad of a scientist w hoaa service
m!ghl heva proved worth aa much to
tha worM a an entire army.
Tha artlvlty of thcaa several men
of different and oven of i l.xT.nllt
nallorallty la lha earn fields of re
search; illustrates tha neutral. ly of
a ien.e. Jten of warring race un
cor. luusly work together for the
common end of lncTas!rg tha sum of
human knowledge. ITpon tha appli
cation of that knowledge depends the
question whether It increase tha sum
of human Mtpplneea or of human
TDK Ml A t TDK W llt.l-U '
Automobi: a'-ciler.ts In which chil
dren and pedeatrlan are lha victims
hata bnotr.e s r.umerous th.it eonie
thlne mora than traf.'lo rrgulotion
la r.retr. to curtail tho Volume cf
mishap. T IM end lha Auto Club
of America haa announced It readl
riee to ro-or-erale In anv way that
may bo possible. Hut off!. Ula of this
org 4n,jtiin taka tho stand Ihnt pe
deatrian themsrlvea are. largely to
Maine and ara In need of re-e.lu. -lion,
tf acxl'tenfa ara to ba restricted
in number the wafarer must rlo his
part, a must tha parent of children,
since not a few accident ara due to
infraction of traffic; regulation, by
thoao w ho travel afoot.
There I soma truth In tha claim,
but aha burden of responsibility
nevertheleea must reil upon tho man
In tha automobile for Ihe majority of
accident. Hi must ba an alertness
beyonj thai of the man or child In
tha street. Ha must cipeel to pay
thi price for the prtvllegn of using
any and alt streets at any and atl
time. He must ba personalty equipped
If ha would drive at high speed over
the uncharted courses which make
hla. swift vehicle more dangerous than
locomotiraa and streetcar confined
to tracks. ro-oper.rton Is eatsentlal
to safety, of course. The man who
travels by aulomohlTo must bo Im
pressed with the seeming perverse
Hf of some p.esirlna. What
driver of an auto ha not alt but
smppe-l a gear or rulne.l his machine
in order to prevent collision with
some re who walked with apparent
deliberation directly In front of htm?
Whal traveler by foot, on the ether
band, haa hot escaped by a hair the
onrush of aome carelos driver who
seemed Intent on r urrlrg Mm down
or at e.t on mxkif.g Mm clve an
unhtr eahihl'lon of celerity In es
caping? However, public nn-.psthy a III rein,
tlmie fo re. l wl'h the mara on f o t
and with Ihe tittlo child plating In
Ua) sUccUi JLs4Z U HAuVUa
can be educated to exercise greater
caution, but the man at the wheel
posarsace) an extraordinary privilege
on tho streeta and his Is an extraordi
nary responsibility. Ktcrr.al vigilance
and caution on the part of the man
In the auto and a carefully nurtured
sense of duty toward those who cross
hla course must remain the price of
fewer automobile accidents.
M.rl.PIX. THE BACHF3.0R.
Paehelors may find themselves very
shortly tn the same class with whisky
and beer In the eyes of those who
adjust the details of Federal taxation.
The Government. In casting about for
more revenue. I smacking Its tongue
over Ihe opulent bachelor and may
reduce his exemption oa Income tax
from 13000 to i:000. while leaving the
exemption of his married brother at
11000. where It row stands.
Home hundreds Of thousands In
revenue would be raised In this man
ner without arousing much popular
reaantment. Perhaps tho bachelors
might bJ.K-t. but surety the public at
large would turn a deaf ear to tneir
plaints, since they are held to Do
guilty of neglecUng a vital social duty.
Surely tho tax would be Immensely
popular with those who have families
to support, not to mention tne senti
ment of our feminine populace.
Every manner of argument has been
Interpoaed against tho proposed action.
It la said to be class legislation. The
charge has been entered by one learned
sociologist that married men are the
one who should bear the heavier
burden in order to discourage matri
mony. His theory Is that tho world
Is threatened by over-population at
this hour. However, tho Institution
of marriaga Is both prevalent and
popular In tho National mind, even a
bachelors In the aggregate aro unpop
ular. Inasmuch as thoso who control
Ihe dcstlnl'B of tho country have
never brought themselvra to Ignore
popular opinion, we suspect that the
bachelor are going to be required to
paf for the privilege of single-blessed
ness. Those who object to any aucn
Infringement of personal rights may
doubtless, gain the assistance of some
self-sacrificing young woman in es
caping tho burden.
Till: MITE Or CHID.
The late Mrs. tJibbs wss the widow
of the war Governor of Oregon. Her
long life had spanned tha formative
and maturing periods of Oregon his
tory. She was a pioneer of 18j5. and
she married a pioneer of 18-0, who
wa destined to play a conspicuous and
honorable part In the thrilling and
critical era through which the state
passed from the early sixties to the
middle seventies. She survived her dis
tinguished husband by nearly thirty
enr". but It I pleasing to know that
her old age was cnlm and that her
memorle were always of fluty well
done and of worthy t.iska well per
formed. Addison C. Gibbs was first a school
teacher, then a lawyer, politician and
public speaker and always an active
forre In affairs. He was originally
Pomorrnt. but tha turbulent days
of Ihe Civil War. with Its tremendous
controversies between men and parties.
brought him Into the party which
atood first for the preservation of the
I'nlon. There waa a great break-up
of the Temcrattc party In the dark
days preceding the war between the
state, leading to the rescue of Oregon
from Its consistent Democracy by Its
votes In 1H60 for Lincoln (the plur
ality was only 270) and by a coalition
between the Ilepubllcana and Doug
las Democrata which brought about
the election of Colonel Baker. Repub
lican, and J. Vt'. Nesmlth. Democrat,
to the United Ptate Senate.
In 16 J there was a Union conven
tion of member of all parties which
supported tha North and which re
pudiated tha I. lea that the war was a
failure. Than Addison Olbb was
nominated for Governor on the same
ticket with John It. McKrlde. Repub
lican, for Congress. It wa over
whelmingly successful and liovcrnor
f;tbt served the state with such
vigor and loyalty that he was the
caucus nominee of the Union party
In 1!S for United States Senator and
failed of election by the narrow mar
gin of one vote. The later public
activities of Governor Gibba wrro as
stales Prosecuting Attorney and as
United States Attorney.
It may be difficult In these times
Of more or lesa formal political and
personal amerltle to understand the
fierce rivalries and bitter animosities
of the early da. Ilut when It Is
recalled that the Issue wa Ihe per
petuity of the Union Itself and that
so great a question as humsn slavery
waa only an Incident to the chief
atruggle. it will be understood that It
waa Impossible for anyone with a
spark of patriotism or an lota of feel
ing to regard placid! these momen
tous controversies. Political success
was far more than mere personal tri
umph; It meant tha life or the death
of a cause. It I no wonder that men
f.vund themselves denouncing one an
other flerpelr and without reservation
and that the conflicts were often
In such times Governor Gibh lived,
and In the later times when the ran
cors of the war atlll survived and when
the political feuds within the Repub
lican party which divided It for a
generation had thrlr beginnings. The
name of Gibbs I associated honorably
with Ilaker. Nesmlth. Harding. Smith.
Williams. Corbel!. Deady. .Mitchell.
G rover. Mallory. Mcltrlde. Scot!. Hush.
Ijine. Whiteaker ami many others who
were conspicuous fifty years ago In
the stale. Throughout a strenuous
epoch lie managed to keep hta temper
serene and hla character -unspotted.
It la a good name and It will not be
forgotten In Oregon.
Henry Ford evidently concludes
that a task such as regulating the.
world's moral Is mere child's play.
In order to dlab.vnd the great urmies
that now face on another In armed
camps over the whole of Europe he
need only lend his persuasive genius
and pleasing presence to the miracle
and disarmament will ensue before
Christmas. Nor Is Mr. Ford content
with dreaming over the mero possi
bility. A ship ha been chartered, and
he la now busy assembling an expedi
tion of peace propngandlta who will
assist him In adjusting Ihe minor de
tuils of restoring European Iran-
The plan of procedure Is not an
nounced 10 Its entirety. The ship
will steam to some European port
and proceed with Mr. Ford'a cam
paign along line to be determined
when hla peace strategists are assem
ble. I. we take It- No doubt the party
wl'l Include such enthu-lasts as H.-yan
and Jordan, who have had ripe ex
perience lu that field. Mr. Iiryan's
artlvltirs aa a peace Tt-trtr In Mer
ita) rvv;J U iU aUffilTaVtlO CsUlar,
ment for a European campaign, whll
Dr. Jordan' precipitate flight the
last time he undertook a peace mia
slon to Europe gives him a knowledge
of geocranhy and local topography
which should 'prove of Immense value
In emergency to this new expedition.
There la a foolUh corner even In
the brain of tho sage, as Aristotle
once remarked, and while no one
would care to accuse Mr. Ford of
being a sage, hla peace activities tend
luster to the acumen of the anclen
DhllosoDher. Nevertheless we must
not take rtie Jord peace expedition
too lightly. Those who would liken
Jlr. Ford to a Don Quixote Jousting
the European martial windmill ahouid
pause to consider a acrious possibll
Ity. Those Europeans Jiave been in
most savage humor for nigh two years
and If aome Incident may Intervene
to dissolve the heavy pall of gloom
and let In the quickening shafts of
humor, who can say that the dire
psychology of war may not be altered?
Europe needs a good laugh, and
what more nourishing food for the
blighted and perverted soul than
good round of It? Talmage went so
far aa to declare that one good hearty
lough has the force of a bombshell
What spectacle more calculated to
arouse the dormant European sense
of humor than that of a wealthy
manufacturer with a cargo of altru
Istlc dreamers bent on a mission o
halting the present struggle for sur
viva! among the great nations of the
earth! What grim army of fighting
men would bo la any humor for the
foul business of war after a view of
this American peace party chugging
up and down the lines of communlca
tlon In a column of Henry's own tour
ing cars? Aye! This Ford expedition
Mexico refuses to behave even with
election time hovering on the horizon,
The Administration, after bungling the
Mexican problem during three long
years by shifting policies of watchful
waiting and futile threats, attempted
the eleventh-hour expediency of rec
ognizing Carranza In the evident hope
that settled conditions might follow
through a species of coincidence and
thus lend color to a claim of moral
victory. But up to the present hour
the situation is growing worse and now
we are confronted by the same old
spectacle of bonier troubles and west
coast uprisings. Worse. Villa no longer
shows inclination to exert himself In
protecting Americans and American
George Bernard Shaw appears to
have escaped again from the aanitar
lum In which we had begun to sus
pect he mtght be confined. He now
sees danger of an offensive and de
fensive alliance between Germany and
the United States after the present
war. His prediction is cased on me
assumption of Germany s defeat and
American desire to be fortified against
Crilish and Japanese sea power. Truly,
George Bernard has to work his
fevered brain overtime these troubled
days in order to avoid being forgotten.
British officialdom Is badly roiled
over the latest "outrage." After clam
oring for economy and self-denial,
members of Parliament found their
desks provided the other morning with
coarse pens and odd sheets of note pa
per tn place of selected quills and un
limited folios of linen. When a mighty
protest went up. they were advised
that this was the first step towards
national economy. Naturally this did
not wholly appease all the members.
Economy, like preparedness, is always
a burden for the other fellow.
Forest Grove Is Just big enough for
one good paper and has It- Another
Is soon to be started, and, if there Is
anything in precedent. It stands the
usual chance of being absorbed by
the paper that long since came to stay.
What a fine display of patriotic fcr
vor ia shown by the London trade
unionists, who take the stand that if
they are denlrd beer at dinner they
will perform no work. No wonder
Britain Is considering, conscription.
After having escaped the fate of
being shot for the edification of movie
audiences. Nero, the city park Hon,
may be given a mate. The true cynic
will persist that this Is a more cruel
fate than thnt originally proposed.
Punishment Is certain for the pot-
office clerks in the West Virginia town
who wslked out with a grievance.
The Government Idea Is that anybody
who delays the mail Is guilty of a
Portland has had Its first snowfall
and In common with the usual Port
land snow storm no ono knew any
thing about It except a few belated
wayfarers and the observant weather
Has Mayor GUI's sudden interest in
dancing any relation to his. reported
candidacy for Governor? Perhaps the
sly old dog Is trying a new scheme
to win tha women's vote.
They were not April showers and
sunshine yesterday, because this is No
vember, but they alternated with April
The men who loot the state acci
dent Insurance funds are a few de
grees worse, than tho ambulance
Mexican armies are prolonging, the
war by roaming around the country In
an effort to keep out of each other's
May tha twenty-five couples who
were marrfed Thanksgiving feel like
giving thanks a year hence.
Beware of tho stranger who offers
the aheltej- of his umbrella; he may
be a hlghw-ayman.
The first of the holidays is past
and It Is now time to consider Christ
Russia la preparing to attack Bul
garia. Which need cause no alarm
The spectacle afforded by mice in a
movie theater was spoiled by dark
ness. Henry Ford must not overlook the
fighters for his peace commission,
Indigestion Is as current today as
thankfulnesa waa yesterday.
Greece la being good or. clever, as
orte views IT
Vhc mec Is the next agouy.
How to Keep Well.
Br Dr. W. A. Evans.
(Questions pertinent to hygiene, sanita
tion and prevention of disease, if matters
of general interest, will be answered in this
column. Where space will not permit or
the subject Is not suitable, letters will be
personally answered, subject to proper limi
tations and wbers a stamped, addressed en
velop Is Inclosed. Dr. Evans will not make
diagnosis or prescribe for Individual dis
eases. Requests for such service Cbuinot be
(Copyright. 1BI5. by Dr. W. A. Evans.
Published by arrangement with Chicago
Assuming that you are a typical
American in reasonably good circum
stances, it Is moderately certain you
are not so comfortable this morning
as you were yesterday. Being typical
ly American, you have encouraged a
turkey gobbler to strut for a year and
then, having grown tired of his use
less vanity and being at the same time
practical, you have killed and eaten
Havlns: decided to give thanks by
eating the offending gobbler, you de
cided to make a good Job of it and
added dressing, oysters, potatoes, salad,
vegetables and pumpkin pie to your bill
of fare. ince you could not go to a
football game you sat around the house
yawning " and sneezing- until you de
cided to take a nap.
This morning you have a dry district
Katzenjnmmer. You are heavy and
slow mentally. Possibly you have a dull
headache. Probably you think you are
bilious. Were you to go to an up-to-date
doctor you might be told that you
had acidosis. An old-fashioned doctor
mlstht say your liver was sluEgish. You
might go to a very careful, arrubbing
sort of doctor who might find that you
have Bright's disease or diabetes.
Possibly you feel so heavy that you
will go to see a life insurance com
pany to throw another anchor to the
windward. The examiner goes over you.
tells you your pressure is high, your
pulse is fast and your urine contains
some albumen. Haying served as an
examiner for several years he does not
turn you down. He hangs you up.
Frightened and perhaps chastened
you go home bent on right living.
Your fright Is not of the ingrowing
variety, but It Is enough there to keep
you on the eats-water wagon for a
The advice which the insurance ex
aminer gives, even though theoretically
he gives no advice, is good enough lor
every man who this morning suiters
from a Thanksgiving eatfest Katzen-
Jammer. In the first place, he advises
a purge. If the applicant is well-to-do
he may advise him to run down to some
line spring. He may advise a Turkish
bath, ile is certain to advise an ex
clusive vegetarian-fruit diet for a day
or two followed by a diet composed
mostly of vegetables and fruit, bread
and cereals and only In small part of
meat, fish and eggs.
He will tell the applicant that he
must get some exercise in the open air
and that this must be supplemented by
few minutes of muscle work in an
hat the examiner tells the appli
cant is . good for you this morning
Plata Water for Baby.
J. A. B.. of South Carolina, writes:
'Is It Injurious to give dill water to
a baby live weeks old. half ounce
(made from caraway seed) to seven
ounces of water, sweetened with half
teaspoonful of sugar? The baby is fed
every three hours (natural milk) and
dill water between times for thirst.
Will it hurt to give the baby all she
wants of it? Thus far she is thriving
It Is not good Judgment to give a baby so
much susar, though It may not do harm to
your child. W hy not give her plain waterr
Khe does not need the suirar or the caraway
oxtrsct. Her tsata organs sre- slmost un
developed, and she probably does not appre
ciate the compound you brew for her.
Kxaatlnatlon for Tuberculosis.
J. F. B. writes:"(l) Is there a flxed
fee for the analysis of sputum In a
tuberculosis examination? What Is it?
(2) Can this examination be made by
any doctor? 3) Would any one with
Incipient 'T. B. necessarily reel worse
In four months' time If no regular
treatment were taken? (4) Which do you
consider the most reliable test. X-ray
or a tuberculin test such as the Moro?
(5) Which tuberculin test do you con
sider reliable? My physician declares
none of them are. but I would like
your opinion. (6) Where Is the munic
ipal plarc for such examinations In
Cleveland? (7) Must one be a resident
of Cleveland to take such examination
or Is it done for any onts in the state?"
1. There Is a fixed fee. Nobody haa the
rlcht to fix feos. Most health departments
examine sputum without charge.
Tho majority can.
3. N't necessarily.
4. Eash has its sdvsntaccs snd its liml
atinns. A comparison would not gain any
thing for you.
3. The hypodermic teat is tie moil re
4. City health department laboratories.
T. The htato Board of Health St Columbus
will aer.s you.
Due to Neurasthenia.
F. J. T. writes: "Two years I have
been very nervous and whenever I
use my eyes I get a pain in the back
of my head, goes down my arm and
shoulder, also each side of my neck Is
very sore when 1 press It. Doctors tell
mo I have a nerve pressure, but never
do anything for it- I can feel a hard
bunch at the end of my spine where
he nerves are centering:. What causes
his? Can I do anything to help it?
My eyes aro very bad.
The pain which goes down your arm and
shoulder, the soreness in your neck, stid tha
sensation In your spine are due to neuraa-
henia. Ths pain In the back of your had
may bo due to eyestrain. You probably need
properly fitted Kinase. eurastlienia calls
ur muntai training.
Control of Drtimlag. -
J. P. I writes: "Regarding menial
control of the tendency to dream. I
have discovered in my case that the
mind in sleep seems obedient to tho
dictates of the -mind when I am awake.
f I have an unusually vivid experience
am apt to dream of it at nicht, but
if I say distinctly . to myself. 'Now. I
am not goin? to dream about this to
night.' It seems to act as a preventive."
That ths experiences of the day furnish
the themes fnr most dreams is certain. The
results you have Rotten are nut from BayinK
o vourseir. I will not dream about tliia.
They sre from makinir up your mind that
ou will not. it is similar to roaniug up your
mind to awaken at a glvn hour. However
some mental training is required In order to
make your plan work. Most men who enjoin
their minds against a certain dream thought
get tha thouRht on tbelr minds and dream
ths harder about it- i ou are xoriunaua in
having a muid under control.
C. K. writes: "What Is the cause of
rembling of the hand which makes it
almost impossible to write? Have al
ways done a great deal of writing and
houaht perhaps it was some lorm or
Your disease may be paralysis asitans. Jt
may pa gnller. jremor is a empiom oi
these and other conditions. You should have
J. E.. of South Carolina, writes: "(1)
Wilt drinking buttermilk and grape
nice cause uric acid? z Is rheuma-
ism ever cauned by too much uric acid
n the system? 3) May sweet potatoes
or Irish potatoes no eaten it) reauce
he uric acid?'
Mo. Gout is. nut goutii a. rare nintiasa.
a. Iriail JXJIAIOOS,
FOOD INSTEAD OF DECORATIONS
Writer Thinks There Is Better Way o
Spending Cltj-'a S4o0.
PORTLAND, Nov. 25. (To the Edi
tor.) I look up from reading a long,
earnest appeal from the Associated
Charities for a contribution of $1 for
the poor, and note in The Oregonian
that the City Commissioners appropri
ated to be spent "decorating the
streets for the holiday buying season.
There are all kinds of people and all
kinds of critics of people. Some will
criticise you for not spending your
money freely. Others call you a spend
thrift if you do. I do not believe
am wrong lr saying that the man with
a Christmas heart in him Is not neea
ins any cheap flubdub decorations at
the street corner, bedraggled with rain,
to encourage him in spending his
money for Christmas. The chances are
all In favor of his spending more than
he can well afford. The man who has
not the Christmas heart ir hiru will
not be moved by the said decorations.
For my own part I would feel a lot
more satisfied and happy with the city
I live In if Jhat, 1450 were spent to
buy about 600 pieces of good beef for
600 holiday dinners in tne nomes
people who are this Winter feeling
that they cannot afford to buy meat.
I am weeping no crocodile tears for
the poor. My idea is that 19 out of
20 men have only themselves to blame
for being poor. The exception Is
cripple or a physical weakling. At the
same time, I know perfectly well that
tho City Commissioners of Portland,
if they were spending tneir ow n money,
would not spend it to see some wet
decorations flapping about the streets.
They would prefer to spend it for the
more practical benents or warmin ana
food for that portion of our public
that is in need at this time.
It argues nothing to say that the
city has other money which it is going
to snend for the relief of the poor, ir i
has other money to spend, let It add
this $150 to the sum and spund it al
for that purpose. If conditions among
the poor are half as bad as they are
believed to be by the management o
the Associated Charities, it Is little
short of a crime to exploit with tawdry
decorations the farce of a 'happy
Yuletide, and 1 insist that 600 chunks
of good, fresh beef would be more to
I question the sanity of a City Com
mission that will fuss all day abou
reducing the salaries of five or six men
on the city payroll, the total saving
of which would not exceed a year,
and the next day spend $4"0 for rainy
season street decorations, the admitted
purpose of which is only to induce
thoughtless people to "cut loose" and
snend their money for the douottu
benefit of some merchants' association.
Spend the JluO for beef!
t" REALIZED AMBITIOV
In the golden F-prlneday of life I stood
On the flower-lined border of woman
And the sun was bright and the skies
And Joybirds were singing every
Then life was a dream that was heaven
As the sun rose up on the glorious
That follows the waning of girlhood
And the woman basked In its cheery
A suitor came In a manly youth
Whose i-ves were mirrors reflectln
Whose form an Apollo might envy well
Whose voice was clear as a vesper bell.
But I steeled my heart to the golden
Vnr mad ambition was nesting there
To reign as queen in the tinseled show
Of the unper world, and i Dade mm go.
A year sped on. and another came.
A knisrht in the lists of legal fame,
And. he whispered the story low and
And laid his heart at my queenly feet.
But his name was missing from titled
He was but a toiler in life, no more
And I muffled the blow in regretful
As he passed from my sight with re
Tha fire of ambition fiercer burned
Till it smothered love, and I proudly
The yearning of hearts that were brave
And mire in affection as virgin gold.
A nrlnce would come with a titled
And I'd rule as prinicss In world of
And the years sped on at distressing
Each penciling lines In my once fair
Then my heart was pierced as by
With the growing fear I might die a
And when hope was dying another
And I forced a smile and assumed his
The dreamed-of kingdom I'm ruling
Is a dingv old corner grocery store.
And I aid my bustling old king of kings
In selllnc bacon ana cneese ana
JAMES BARTON ADAMS.
Right K'nd of Charity.
PORTLAND, Nov. 25. (To the Edi
ltor.) In The Oregonlan on the edi
torial paire Monday was an article
headed "Winter Beggars." which is so
full of good sound sense I as one of
our people wish to indorse it and urge
our Commissioners and Mayor Albee
to get busy and have Just such a plant
put in operation here.
Make the able-bodied work for their
kep and help those who are utterly
helpless to free meals and lodgings.
Furnish every head of family with
tickets to give to those down and out
and make those who are able to do so
work for their charity.
That would help our people who
can't refuso a dime to ease their con
science by giving a ticket.
T. C. WILSON.
1190 East Main Street.
Sonl Will Return In Normal Body.
SEAVIEW, Wash.. Nov. 24. (To the
Editor.) Why all this discussion and
fuss about the Bollinger infant? The
reincarnation ego or soul happened to
attach Itself to an imperfect mortal
body or prison, and it was right and
merciful that it has been permitted to
It will, in all likelihood, reincarnate
almost immediately in another and
more perfect physical vehicle and in all
probability will come back through the
agency of the same mother.
Thy body has not a soul, but thy
soul has taken to itself this body, and
will leave it, upon what we call
"death," as it has done with other
human physical bodies many times be
fore. N. H. BLOOMFIELD.
Contributions for. Belgian Relief.
DALY, Wash., Nov. 24. (To the Edi
tor.) 1. To whom should a check for
Belgian relief be made out? 2. To what
address should it be sent? L. P. M.
PORTLAND, Nov. 25. (To the Edi
tor.) Where can I send olothes to be
given to the sufferers at home in Bel
gium and Northern France, In response
to the appeal recently issued?
C. Henri Labbe, Labbe building, Port
land, is chairman of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce Belgian relief
committee and he Is in touch with the
relief work being; carried pa thxough-
ymt h country.
Twenty-five Years Ago.
From The Oregonlan November 2, 1S9.
London The Queen's message was
read at the opening of Parliament yes
terday and adopted without comment.
Tarnell leads the Irish party notwith
standing recent developments and
Gladstone has entered a strong ob
jection to his election. Gladstone an
nounced four Irish bills, one of which
is designed to remove disability of
Catholics from holding the office of
Lord Chancellor of England or Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland.
Miss Ivy- Templeton one of the vic
tims of the Calapooia bridge disaster
was sufficiently recovered to be up a
short while Saturday after being con
fined to her bed five months.
After a month's absence Rev. T. L.
Eliot, of tho Unitarian Church has re
turned from his trip to the East.
Plans have been announced for a
co-opeiative newspaper to be launched
at Brisbane, N. S. W.
Walter O'Shea who left here three
months ago for a trip to Australia
where he lived about 20 years ago, ha3
returned to Portland.
James A. Heme will doliver an ad
dress on "Henry George and the Single
Tax" Sunday afternoon at the Marquam.
Grand. Mr. Heme is the noted actor
who is here in "Hearts of Oak."
The directors of the Oregonian Rail
way lines yesterday confirmed the re
port that the property had been bought
by the Oregon & California Railroad
New York Tha World today prints
a story 13 columns-long to the effect
that Charlie Ross, the long-lost, kid
naped boy is believed to be found.
The pcttery works and North Pa
cific Hotel in the northern part of the
city were destroyed by fire early this
HOBSOX UNSUCCESSFUL PROPHET,
Date He Set for Comlncr of "Yellow
Peril" l.cini; Since Fassed.
PORTLAND. Nov. 23. (To the Edi
tor.) Prophet Hobson's recent prog
nostication of a war with Japan has a
familiar ring to it. On February 20,
1911, in a speech before the House of
Representatives, he made the same
prophecy. At that time he not only
foretold a war with our friends across
the Pacific, but he set the exact day
on or before which that war was to
occur. That day was October 20, 1912,
which was a Sunday. He gave us Just
20 months to prepare against an at
tack by the "Yellow Peril."
His prophecy in 1911 was of an es
pecially direful nature. The Japanese
were to capture tho Panama Canal be
fore its completion. Then they were
to overrun the entire Pacific Coast. It
would take eight or 10 years to ex
pel them from this country and to
conquer them. And, be it remembered,
we were to be in the midst of the
most desperate throes of this great war
now in 1915. You will find all this
in the Congressional Record of Feb
ruary 28, 1911.
Not discouraged by the failure of his
prophecy to materialize, ho is stil do
ing business at the same old stand,
and, like those who periodically set tho
hour for the end of the world, he
simply revises his forecast and tries
Isn't it the acme of bad manners for
our Hobsons and our Chamberlains to
be shouting from the housetops: ."Pre
pare! Prepare! The Japs are coming!"
when there is not one scintilla of evi
dence to indicate that they havo any
such design? It will be noticed that
these canards, the Magdalena Bay lie,
for instance, always assail us Just on
the eve of Congressional consideration
of increased Army and Navy appropria
tions. HERBERT B. AUGUR.
960 Savier Street.
Poultrymen Proud of Record.
PORTLAND. Nov. 23. (To the Edi
tor.) It is with considerable pride
The Oregonian the fact that Oregon
Dims irom tne j. a. k.. v lu uiot, dci
ond and third in the egg-laying con
test at Sara Francisco.
It is also with much pride that tney
rpcnp-nizp thnt an Orpiron hen Won
first honors in producing the largest
individual record in me comm.
I ia olen itV, n i-Arv n-eent HpCrPfl Of
satisfaction that those who believe in
pure-bred birds note that tne moivia-
Uitl Nil U lliak lnauo iim , uu i . ... m... -
ord was a pure-bred Barred Plymouth
Rock and that the first pen of 10 with
a record of nearly 100 eggs to tho good
was a peri of pure-bred White Leg
horns; also that the pen which won
second was a pen of meat and egg
1. 1 i . ... .,l , . a i-wi T-, nf mlre-hred
iiiiua, nniiigij c ". -
Barred Plymouth Rocks; also that tho
pen ot uregonians, wnicn was ouut m
by Professor Dryden from crosses of
he two above Dreeos, was a ciutiu
hird. It, however, is with a feeling-
. ik.i tk.ir liV mrt crnss-
Ul ICir:L umi .i..'. " " -
bredf. could not stand the whip and
spur in the finish, as is shown by their
last two months' records.
However, perhaps witn aoanioiiai
: nA Infninn nf tho ntSTTlina. of
I rUMJUIh XIV. ,u.v..v. v. "
their pure-bred progenitors they w'ill
l.ive assumed enougn oi mcir iiu
o be in creditably at the death.
C. D. M IK TON.
Women and Yell.
Tv-irc-rr.Avn Kov. 25. (To the Edi
tor.) Please tell me if tho women in
Turkey wear veils over their faces
Women in Turkey and in Tersia still
..... - . J .Un m.L.tnn. n 1 1 a
veil tneir races, mu
back to the earliest times. Several of
the most despotic rulers have from
time to time modified the laws in re
gard to the veils. There are a few re
mote and almost unrelated provinces In
w hich the veil is not worn even by the
aristocrats. "The original purpose of
the burdensome conventional barrier
was man's Jealousy, but today the cus
tom serves rather to promote mysteri
ous enterprise, rather than protect
modesty," says a prominent writer on
Finish About Ilia Work.
Actor Sir, I must say there is much
finish about my worn. .uanas?i
don't doubt it. I can see yours now.
Learning at College.
What has he been doing since he
graduated from college?" 'He has been
trying to find out what he learned."
Making Friends With the
Every time a manufacturer helps
i retailer sell more goods he makes
He enlarges his own market aV
puts a solid rock in his wall of
The manufacturer does this very
thing when he advertises In news
papers. He sells goods for the retailers in
the cities where the newspapers cir
culate. He makes friends with these deal
ers. He increases his own business.
And he makes a profit.