Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 22, 1919, Page 12, Image 12

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The American people find their
Interests as a nation in danger and
themselves in an unenviable position
In" the eyes of the world through re
fusal of the senate to ratify the Ger
man treaty. The primary cause is
President Wilson's refusal to com
promise with those senators who
were anxious to ratify, provided cer
tain conditions were accepted. He is
responsible for the deadlock, for he
created it, and the people look to
him to break it. Nor should there
be any long delay in ratification, .for
the condition of the world and of
this country's international relations
is too critical to permit it. The presi
dent must bend his stubborn will
and admit that some wisdom and
patriotism is to be found in the ma
jority of the senate as well as In him
self. In view of the president's "no com
promise" letter to Senator Hitchcock
on the very day of the decisive votes.
It is impossible for him to evade re
sponsibility. If any doubt remained
It would be removed by the admis
sion of Senator Hitchcock that "only
fifteen senators voted against ratifi
cation in any form" and that "eighty
senators voted for ratification in some
form." He then says:
In my opinion, if the president Bends
tha treaty back to the senate in Decem
ber, It will be possible, out of the eighty
senators who voted for ratification In some
form, to find sixty-four senators who will
agree upon a compromise.
It should have been just as pos
sible on November 19 as It will be
in December. Mr. Hitchcock goes on
to say:
It is unfortunate that In the past the
eighty senators who believe in the treaty
in some form have not been able to nego
tiate among themselves on reservations in
some form. Those two camps must now
oome together and must be freed from
tlie dictation and influence of senators
who are opposed" -to the treaty In any
form. Those senators have had entirely
too much voice in formulating the reser
vations. Who prevented the eighty senators
who believe in the treaty in some
form from negotiating among them
selves? Mr. Wilson- The democrats
among the eighty obeyed him like
schoolboys under the compelling eye
of the professor; The two camps
must now be "freed from the dicta
tion and influence" not only "of sena
tors who are opposed to the treaty
in any form" but of the president
v,ho Is opposed to reservations in any
form, ffot only have "those sena
tors hal entirely too much voice in
formulating the reservations" but the
president has had entirely too much
voice in rejecting any reservation.
The outcome is that the United
States is deprived by a political row
of the undoubted benefits to be de
rived from being a party to the treaty
and from definite restoration of
peace, and is prevented from doing
its part in establishing world peace.
Whatever blame may attach to the
republican senators is much less in
degree than that to the president in
setting at naught the constitutional
functions of the senate at the outset.
It was almost wiped out by his re
fusal to let his obedient followers
fconsider any compromise until the
moderate reservationists had been
driven into the camp of the strict
reservationists. Finding the demo
crats practically united, the repub
licans closed ranks, and the two par
ties stood opposed to each other.
though five-sixths of their members
Wished to ratify the treaty.
Since the president got them into
this position, it devolves on him to
get them out of it. The only way out
Is compromise, and the concessions
must come from him. It has been
proved that the treaty cannot be
ratified without reservations. The
president and eighty senators want to
ratify it. It is up to Mr. Wilson to
find reservations which will enlist
support of sixty-four of those eighty
senators. They must be such as will
satisfy fully half of the republican
senators, for the president has
learned that " anything which com
mends itself to his judgment alone
and is accepted without question by
democratic senators cannot be forced
on the republicans. He must be pre
pared to yield far more than would
have sufficed a few days ago. The
moderates had offered to accept the
very least which would satisfy their
scruples. This having been rejected
they have joined the strict reserva
tionists. being determined to be fully
Some democratic senators indulge
in tall talk about making the treaty
the chief issue of the presidential
election if it should not be ratified
sooner. They would find it a poor
issue to win on, for ratification can
fail only through arbitrary refusal
of Mr. Wilson to recognize the sen
ate as the equal, co-ordinate and
treaty-making power with the presi
dent, as the constitution provides.
He has acknowledged that he found
compromise with the allies -necessary
in order to reach agreement on the
treaty, thus recognizing them as
equals. The senate also is his equal
In ratification. If the treaty shall
not have been ratified when the
presidential campaign opens, it will
be closely connected as a political
issue with that of arbitrary extension
of executive power to" the point
where the senate would cease to
have any effective voice in treaty
making. The people will then be re
minded how by gradual encroach
ment on the powers of the Roman
Reformers generally will unques
tionably be helped by this painstakr
ing compilation of the causes of the
present social unrest.
Sam Gompers says prohibition is
doing it.
A speaker at the Social Unit con
ference puts the blame on loneliness.
A prominent churchman declares
it is church inefficiency.
Numerous educators accuse the
schools of failing to teach Ameri
canism. The Carnegie Foundation finds one
cause in the high cost of court pro
ceedings. An army captain says the failure
of the government to give bonuses
to soldiers is cause of a lot of it. -
Certain economists point to the di
minishing food supply.
Other economists point to the in
flation of money.
Still other economists say deser
tion of the farms and congregation
in urban communities is a primary
Some statesmen designate lax im
migration laws and the admission of
radicals and ignorant foreigners.
Some individuals proclaim German
propaganda to be at the bottom of it.
Doubtless a few of the contributing
causes have been herein overlooked.
But before the list is closed let not
the New York restaurant man be
forgotten who says that social unrest
is due to the high cost of pie pie
and nothing else. The American la
boring maji, says he, will do without
meat sandwiches, cake, pudding, cof
fee, doughnuts, cream puffs, cinna
mon rolls, or eggs, but let him be
deprived of his pie and he becomes
a raving bolshevist.
So a great many reforms must be
accomplished before we can get back
to a sane basis. There is even reason
to fear that this is quite impossible
The man who would overthrow the
government for some of the griev
ances enumerated is far from being
stable citizen. Perhaps it would
help to give him a little formal recog
nition, say by making April 1 a na
tional holiday.
own residents abroad are likely to
find a strange regimen wholly un
satisfying. Whale meat will need a better pub
licity man than the exceptional arc
tic explorer before it attains wide
use in the United States, because our
food preferences have a deeper basis
than mere finical taste. Undoubt
edly we could subsist on it for a
time, under pressure of necessity, but
we would be all the readier for a
beefsteak, a mutton chop or a rasher
of bacon after a season of the
strange meat that is neither flesh,
fish nor fowl. At best, whale'would
be unlikely to become more than a
side dish on our national table in a
good many generations. We are al
ready abandoning the substitutes to
which we turned during the war,
though the chemists have shown us
that they were theoretically as satis
fying as the old dishes.
To meet satisfactorily the problem
of a diminishing supply of food, it
will be necessary for us to produce
more of the old-time staples. Neither
the whale, nor the reindeer, nor the
musk ox, nor any of the many queer
offerings- of the explorers offer much
prospect of permanent relief. As to
meat, we are a beef, mutton and
pork-eating people, and our farmers
need have no fear that they will bo
forced out of business by the com
petition of strange animals from for
eign lands and seas.
The Pacific International Livestock
show will no longer be looked upon
as "a may can happen" yearly gath
ering, but as an event fixed to occur
at the corresponding time in the
same spacious building every year.
When one recalls the past one can
now better realize the need there was
for a great stock show on the Pa
cific coast. And that need was ac
centuated year by year. Now it has
Holding a rather detached opinion
of the causes which have led to the
reported difficulties which New York
hotelkeepers are experiencing in
preserving their revenues now that
they can no longer sell liquor, the
rest of the country is unlikely to
waste much sympathy. There long
has been a somewhat widespread be
lief that New York was getting more
of our money than was strictly Jus
tified on the basis of service ren
dered. Can it be possible that the
attractions of the metropolis are go
ing to fail as money-getters only be
cause alcohol and the night life and
the other things that go with it have
been made impossible?
It is a humiliating confession to be
called on to make. Gotham has been
widely advertised as a place where
could be found every appurtenance
of a well-rounded, complete exist
ence. If we have sometimes been a
little vexed by the insular air of self-
sufficiency assumed by the perma
nent dwellers in Manhattan, it was
because we believed deep down in
our hearts that their boast of hav
ing everything and needing nothing
was justified by facts. Visitors to
New York are seldom scientific in
vestigators. Being busy sampling
been established on a permanent
basis with its own great pavilion built that which the city had to offer, they
on modern lines. In particular it 1 have taken a great deal for granted
promises to take the lead of all shows But it now appears that with the'
in the land for the assembling of single item of liquor stricken from
dairy stock. I the list, the city is losing its drawing
A breeder of fine dairy stock who power. For example, this from the
has consistently, in previous years, I statement of a former president of
in depth and width of channel with
out at the same time discussing in
crease of shipping. The willingness
of congress to vote money for rivers
and harbors is measured more each
year by the use of improvements al
ready made, by the prospective use
of proposed improvements, by the
economy by such work, effected - in
the past and by that to be expected
the future. This will be more
than ever true in these days of
heavy direct taxes and a budget sys
tem. Portland must have its own
teamship lines, first to develop it
commerce, then to earn adequate re-
urn on its heavy investment in chan
nel and harbor facilities and finally
to secure federal aid in making these
mprovements. There has been too
much disposition in the past to wait
until some project has been com
pleted before starting lines of ships,
when the right course would have
been to make the most of what we
had. Other ports far less favored
have risen to the first rank through
the enterprise of their citizens, and
their example is worthy of emulation.
By voting a fund of $1,000,000 for
development of ocean traffic and for
aid to shipping. companies, the peo
ple have offered a very substantial
inducement to engage in the busi
ness, and the port commission has
expressed its readiness to carry out
the popular will. Now is the time
to establish lines, w-hen the field is
open, when the shipping board is
about to allocate ships and is offer
ing them for sale, and when ocean
traffic is heavy and lucrative. De
lay may permit ships to be tied to
other ports, and with them the com
merce which they stimulate. If we
seize the present opportunity to use
the good channel and docks which
now exist, congress will be more will
ing to help in improving the former
to open the way for the greatest
liners. If this opportunity should be
neglected, the claims of Portland
may receive scant consideration.
Choros Girls Deviae Scaeme for Cam
sulsory Savins.
Considering all that has been said
about the helplessness and improvi
dence of chorus girls, here is a mat
ter which is Illuminating-, says the
Cincinnati Times-Star. Every Satur
day night three chorus girls in the
Ziegfeld Follies receive $140 -each.
Ordinarify they get only their sal
aries of $40 each, but once in every
11 weeks it Is their turn to receive
an extra $100 made up by 10 other
girls who pay $10 each into the fund.
The chorus girls devised this arrange
ment themselves as an easy and sure
means of saving. Eleven, girls con
stitute a "set." They agree among
themselves to carry out the arrange
ment, and then draw lots to decide
who shall be the first beneficiary
Then, on each pay night. 10 girls
fork over $10 each and one girl gets
the extra - hundred. This arrange
ment continues untiT each girl of the
1 has received the extra hundred.
Then they draw lots again and start
the arrangement once more. There
is a certain element of excitement
in the plan, because the girl who
last received the extra hundred may
be the first girl to receive it after
the new drawing. However, the sane
and sensible principle involved is
that of enforced saving.
I can promise myself that I'll save
10 a week," said one of the girls.
explaining the scheme, "but I know
11 never keep the promise. But if
promise that I'll hand over $10 a
week to someone else, it's different."
Thoa Who Come and Go.
After much effort, they succeeded
in getting a bottle of real champagne
to christen the new super-dread-
naught California at her launching.
Wherepon the 'California ran away.
coasted for half a mile despite the
brakes designed to hold her, and
crashed into a pier. Oh, the curse of
The British government has
sense of humor. On news that the
United States senate had rejected
the treaty, it released from war-time
restrictions thirty-six quarts of spirits
for every man, woman and child in
the country.
One hundred and fifteen million
.rations of whiskey and a quantity ot
"ether spirits'" have been released
from war-time restrictions by Great
Britain. Is this to be construed
an official slap at "Pussyfoot" John
son ?
attended the leading livestock shows
of the country and has visited those
already held this fall, remarked the
other day that the display" of dairy
stock now on exhibition at North
Portland was the best he had ever
seen at any show. How does it hap
pen that Oregon, with a compara
tively scant population, a state still
r a manner new, has attained this
distinction? One must go back half
a century for the answer. About fifty
years ago some of the foremost citi
zens began importing the best dairy
stock that could be bought. At least
one of these herds, that of M. S.
Ladd, has been kept up and improved
year by year. These breeders found
that if there is sucb a place as a
dairy cow's heaven it exists in Ore
gon and Washington. Here the cli
matic' and natural feed conditions
are ideal. The original fine herds
and later importations, under the
favorable conditions mentioned, have
developed the best dairy blood in the
world. There are world champions I take stock of its attractions for vis-
the New lork Hotel association:
It may be only a coincidence, but never-
tneless it is a fact that since October 28,
when the enforcement law went Into effect,
the rooming account in every first-class
hotel In New York has shown a decline. It
has been going down, down, down in
way to cause genuine concern. Mind you,
1 don't say that prohibition has done this,
but I think it is at -least a strange co
incidence that the slump should hav
occurred just at the moment that the city
went dry. , . . It is safe to say that
from 15 to 20 per cent of a New York
hotel's former income came from liquor
saieV The cutting off of this source of
revenue was bad enough, but now comes
the failing off in room patrons, transients,
out-of-town visitors, and others, who never
missed staying at a New York hotel from
a few days to a week ry two. These people
are drifting a.way. They are cutting out
their little trips to New York.
Some time ago it was suggested
that to make prohibition effective it
would be necessary to find some sub
stitute for the saloon. The New
York problem seems to be to find a
substitute for the saloon because pro-
habition is effective. Perhaps it is
not unkind to suggest that Gotham
At the present rate of progress in
recapturing Walter Carlisle, escaped
train robber who celebrated his free
dom by holding up another train, i
can hardly be said that he is rail
roading himself back to prison.
Literary genius and marital trou
bles seem to go together. There is
no reason for it, except that perhap
the wife is inclined to do too much
"worshiping" of the exalted head of
the family until it falls.
Renewal of the work of four-min
ute men is needed to stir up patriot
ism against the reds as much as, it
was needed to arouse the peopl
against Germany; more so, for th
enemy is among us.
in the leading breeds of the north
west and perhaps no other section
equals it In the average standing of
its dairy stock.
According to the 1910 census there
were 20.625,432 dairy cattle in the
United States. This total was -an in
crease of 20.4 per cent over the pre
ceding decade; but the increase east
of the Mississippi was but 15 per
cent, while west of that river it was
26.9 per cent. Northwest breeders
estimate that the increase in this lo
cality over 1910 will be shown by the
1920 census to be at least 80 per
cent. It is commonly known that
many of the best breeders of the east,
have recently built up large herds in
the northwest. Notably among them
is the Carnation company with its
great herd near Seattle. That herd
Includes what is said to be the high
est priced bull in the world. Carna
tion King Sylvia. This animal was
bought for 'the Carnation herd when
six months old for $106,000. The
present owners would not likely con
sider an offer of $150,000.
Yes, it appears that most of the
noted breeders in the country will
look in the future for their new
dairy blood stock to the sales to be
held annually at the Pacific Inter
national exposition in Portland.
ltors. Surely the barroom cannot
have been the only, or even the chief,
cause of its prosperity. If it has
been so we can rest content. The
"outside money" that kept up the
camp" for New Yorkers will not be
wasted if it is kept at home.
By and by, when surface traffi
has been regulated to a finish an
the air is full of dodging planes, th
aerial traffic "cop" will think his
predecessor down here had a veri
table snap.
More Truth Than Poetry.
By Jaaaea J. MoBissse-
Carl D. Shoemaker, state game
warden, gained ten pounds in three
weeks by swearing off smoking.
It's barely possible the brand of ci
gars he smokes had something to do
with this.
In many demobilization camps in
the east and south, where accurate
checks have been made, the figures
show that between 95 and 98 per
cent of the men who were farm own
ers, .who worked on farms owned by
relatives, or who worked as farm
hands, 'have gone back to their old
Curiously enough, the camps in the
heart of the farming region in the
west are not sending back to the
farms as high a proportion of men
as those in the east. At Camp Funs-
ton, Kansas, which is in the heart ot
the great wheat belt of the United
States, the estimates show that only
about 85 per cent of the farmers who
entered military service intend to
take up farming as an oceupatlon
again. Of the farmers who were de
mobilized at Camp Dodge, Iowa,
which is also in the farming region.
about 90 per cent of them expect to
return to the land.
As a result of the wax training
and experience there is one class of
men who will probably add perma
nent strength to the farming force
of the country. This is nade up of
men who became familiar with gas
engines, or ran tractors or trucks
in the army, and who now wish to
make use of their skill and training
in this line.
Robert Louis Stevenson's money
troubles were often the subject of
his letters to his most intimate
friend. In one, he writes: "You talk
about lending me coin; you don't
understand; this is a test; I must
support myself; at what rate I still
have to see. . . . This Is one of the
drawbacks of being a fool; and we
are a pair, real bad ones."
In another letter in which he pro
claims himself "sans le sou," he says:
"You must remember that not only
was I in very great misery and be
sieged with apprehensions, but I may
say I was dying of starvation. I sup
pose if I ate two ounces of food l
day for nearly two months it must
have been the extreme outside.'
It is a curious fate that these let
ters now have a substantial value in
themselves. A collection of 125 writ
ten by Stevenson to Sir Sidney Col
vin and Mrs. Sitwell mow Lady Col
vin) has been purchased from an
Edinburgh bookseller by an unnamed
American. The price paid was around
$11,000, or nearly $90 a letter.
Among the natural wonders In Ore
gon, not generally known, is the Mal
heur cave. The country where the
cave located is covered with sage
brush and sand. There is a declivity
and down thi one travels to get into
the cave. Inside tnere is a lake about
a quarter of a mile in extent on the
surface of which there used to be. and
may be still, a boat for explorers.
The stalactites produce a wonderful
effect and the cave is more attractive
than some of the better known cav
erns throughout the Cntted States.
Duncan C. MacRae of Riverside, who
is at the Imperial, has been telling
about the Malheur cave, which is lo
cated near Riverside. The queer thing
is that most people who think they
know central Oregon never heard of
this cave and do not believe that it
"For 32 years I. B. Bowen and I
were partners and in all that time we
were closer than brothers and never
had a quarrel, for brothers will have
disputes." says George Small of Baker.
"We ran a newspaper all that time
and I consider our long friendship
somewhat remarkable. I told I. B. that
the grim reaper would be coming
along soon and would take one of us
he couldn't stand two like us at
once and that I wanted to se!l out
my end of the paper, but would not
sell to anyone who was not perfectly
satisfactory to I. B. That's how we
came to dissolve partnership. I still
retain my interest in the bank and
In a few other things and have no
intention of leaving Baker."
"I thought there would be a fair
attendance the first three days and
then the crowd would dwindle away
to nothing, but that isn't the case."
reports L. J. Simpson at the Hotel
Portland. "The attendance at the
stock show is increasing every day
and Friday all the reservations were
sold out by 2 P. M. It is evident
that there will have to be some wings
added to the building for next year.
When the idea of an exhibition build
ing was projected no one imagined
that it would ever develop into such
a big affair. The Bhow is a revela
tion to the people of Portland as well
as to the stockmen who have come
here to see the exhibit."
Man will soon be so secure against
all forms of disease that he should
soon be able to set death at defiance.
A magazine.
I've been Immunised against pneumo-
I've been filled with bugs that bat
tle with the flu;
Coughs and colds no more affright
me, for their microbes seldom
bite me.
And are harried from my system If
thev do.
But I dare not cross the street for
fear a motor
Will approach me from behind and
knock me flat.
So despite mv best endeavor I don't
think I'll live forever.
For the doctors don't inoculate for
"Best town In Oregon." asserts E.
P. Mahaffey, banker of Bend, in mod
estly telling the world what a fine
place the central Oregon metropolis is.
"And cay." he heard someone men
tion the Malheur cave, "when it comes
to caves, we've got one 12 miles from
Bend that beats anything , you ever
saw. You get in it and walk and
pretty soon you are under Lava Butte.
It's some cave." But Bend s not de
pending on the cave as its sole at
traction. Mr. Mahaffey declares that
the town is booming, prosperous and
filled with people: there is a big pay
roll and more energy and industry
visible in Bend than rival towns can
boast of.
There are five or six natural wells
on the ranch of Jam'es Small, in the
Summer lake country. One of these
is mineral and another, 20 feet away.
is fresh. A third well has water that
looks, tastes and smells like the
water of Hot lake, in Union county.
Mr. Small uses the water from these
wells to flush the alkali from the soil,
with the result that the soil, thus
treated, becomes exceptionally pro
ductive. There is an abundance of al
kali in that section, for Christmas
lake, about 20 miles away, is practi
cally all alkali deposit- Mr. Small is
at the Hotel Oregon attending the
livestock show.
In Other Days.
Twenty-five Tran Afro.
Prom The Oregonlan of Kovember 23. 1W4.
There is an elaborate display at the
first annual chrysanthemum show of
the floral section of the state horti
cultural society in the A. O. U. W.
temple and large crowds attended the
opening day.
The Pacific Coast Young Women's
Christian association will hold its
convention for Oregon at Albany.
starting tomorrow.
Judge O. N. Denny, newly appointed
receiver of the Portland savings hank.
has arrived in Portland and will as
sume his duties today. .
A woman writes from Des Moines.
la-, to ask the names of three or four
of Portland's kindest and most chari
table millionaires. Saying she had
read that there are 100 of them here.
I've been proofed against
germs of typhoid,
- By a shot or two of arsenate
Chills and fevers do not rack me, for
as soon as they attack me
They are met with savage drugs
that kill them dead.
But & railroad train may dump me in
a culvert
And a light, a mass of ruins on my
neck ;
And, when once it has descended, my
existence will be ended,
For the doctors have no serum for
a wreck.
1 have taken all the vaccines yet in
I'm secured against the tetanus and.
Gout, catarrh, appendicitis, earache,
ague, laryngitis.
Housemaid's knee and ninety-seven
forms of grip.
But if I should tumble off the Wool-
-' worth buildinR,
It is likely I should not survive the
fall. '
So in spite of my reliance on the
miracles-of science
I'm afraid lV.on't live always, after
The Sole Exrrptiess.
The Boston policb didn't vote for
Governor Coolidge, but they seem to
be the only people in Massachusetts
who didn't.
m m m
Today Yesterdny and Forever.
When Ben Franklin had to pay five
cents for a porterhouse steak he went
home and told his wife that at last
prices had reached their peak.
nnslnesl Opportunity.
The country banker who builds
safety deposit vaults for farmers'
cows will be the successful country
banker of the future.
(Copyright. 1919. by The Bell Syn-
cate. Inc.)
Fifty Years Asm.
From The Orcconian of November 22, 1S69.
New York. An unprecedented gale
blew a Harlem train from the track
on Boston corners, but there was only
one casualty.
The brig Brewster is unloading
iron at East Portland and will then
load cargo for San Francisco.
Thomas Frazer"s report on income
taxes in Oregon for 1SSS shows that
25 persons paid $500 or more: 1S8 paid
between $100 and $500: 289 paid be
tween $50 and $100; 478 paid between
$20 and $50 and 552 paid $20 or less.
The secretary of the state agricul
tural society has just sent 500 copies
of "Statistics of Oregon" to be dis
tributed through eastern state.
To Those Betrothed.
By Grace K. Hall.
The pledge of the Port of Port
land to dredge and maintain a chan
nel 35 feet deep and 500 feet wide
from Portland to the mouth of the
Willamette river provided the gov
ernment will establish and maintain
the same width and depth down the
Columbia to the sea, as recom
mended by Colonel Slattery, is an
earnest of this port's determination
to place itself on an equality with the
greatest ports in the world. That
pledge will go far to insure favorable
recommendation to congress by the
board of engineers, and - will have
great weight with congress when it
passes the next river and harbor bill.
To an increasing degree congress is
disposed to help those ports which
help themselves, and its judgment of
the merit of a project is much in
fluenced by the readiness of a com
munity to spend its own money on
The proposed work would give the
Columbia river channel greater depth
om conservative FOOD tastes than any other river port in the
Vilhjamur Stefansson, the arctic United States or Europe, greater
explorer, speaking before a conven- width than any of those ports except
tion of hotel men on the palatability Hamburg and Galveston and equal
of whale meat, put his finger on the width with Philadelphia. It would
difficulty of introducing a radically have ample width for any ship to
new food into our diet when he said navigate with safety, giving a safe
that "we. have certain standards of margin to come and go on. The
food and we hate to go outside those channel would be both deep enough
standards." The question is always and wide enough for any dread
asked when whale meat is under dis- naught or for the largest liner, the
cussion: "In what way does it re- Imperator. which draws 32.8 feet.
semble beef, or mutton, or pork?" It is superior to the Elbe below Ham-
These three are our national meat I burg or the Mississippi below New
The administration newspapers
now echo the cry of the one juror
who denounced the eleven other ob
stinate jurors. The sole achievement
of the one-juror is to prevent a verdict-
More than likely the- democratic
national convention will be the first
held. That party is the defendant
next year. It will be funny to miss
the usual "deplore" in each plank.
A dispatch from the front says
the Letts are steadily driving their
enemies back and intend to continue
the offensive. In other words, there
is to be no Lett up in the hostilities.
Government is said to have made
three millions profit in railroading
in September. Mere bookkeeping!
Government cannot make a profit in
anything not this government.
It was not exactly a red letter day
for the twenty-two reds who were
indicted for criminal syndicalism,
with the possibility of ten-year sen
tences In the penitentiary.
One of the absurdities of the times
is the jump in prices of ammunition
since the armistice was signed. The
makers cannot base it on shortage
and consumption.
standards, except that we have
similar btisis of comparison for fowls,
the chicken, the turkey and the duck'
serving the purpose here. Venison
is compared with mutton, bear with
pork and buffalo with beef. We eat
game sparingly.. when we can get it,
but any hunter will tell you how soon
it begins to cloy when it becames a
steady diet.
It has taken a good many genera-
Orleans in the fact, as shown by a
map published with an article by
W. H. Crawford in the Pacific Ma
rine Review, that it already has
eleven anchorage grounds more than
35 feeT deep and ranging in width
from 1300 to 2650 feet nd in length
from 1 Vz to- 7 miles. These wrde,
deep stretches of water aggregate
40 of the 100 miles of channel be
tween Portland and the sett, and they
tions so to fix our conservatism as greatly diminish the risks of naviga-
to food, and it is a fact that a scien- tion.
tist could write volumes about how
we have adapted ourselves to the
process ot deriving especial nourish
ment from the foods to which we
have long been accustomed by ages
of selection. The alimentary proc
ess of the American is not that of
the Chinese, nor Is that of the
dweller in the temperate zone
the same as that of the Eskimo.
It is useless to try to construct
a dietetic theory for Americans
on the basis of a bill of fare on
Nevertheless, It is to be desired
that a minimum width of 500 feet
should be gained as soon as possible.
both to give leeway against acci
dents, to gratify the preference of
ship captains for ample water on
each side of as well as beneath their
ships and. to mollify their prejudice
against river channels. The present
depth is sufficient for any ships that
are likely to come up the river in
the next year or two, and both the
port and the government might well
Insurance figures show that thin
persons live longer than fat ones.
But is this really compensation
enough for being thin?
The difficulty about a truce be
tween capital and labor is that the
anti-labor in some trades controls
labor and will permit no truce.
A driver has his car in perfect
control or he should not be driving.
This applies also to woolen, who are
not above petty offending.
The alleged shortage In sugar can
be overcome by increasing the price
to the consumer. Now, isn't that
strictly democratic?
which Mongolians have prospered concentrate their immediate efforts
for ten thousand years. The Mongo- on Increase of width
lian on coming to this country gtUll It is impossible to discuss Increase
A St. Louis judge declares 2.75
beer Is not intoxicating, and to a
St. Louis man perhaps it is not.
In Scotland undertakers' charges
are so high the death list has fallen
remarkably. There's no beating the
Scot for thrift.
This is children's day at the big
show and all who can go should be
More filial accidents by careless
The following philosophy on life
without work and marriage for
money is contained in a letter to the
New York Evening Sun from a Jap
anese, Omura Yogi
It -is incorrect to desire labor of
coal miner or milk gentleman, which
consist of work one day and strike
three weeks. Russia are correct place
for people wishing good time and no
work. When travel is wanted, money
are not required. Bolshevik shall
insert himself on train with pistol,
and when fare is requested shooting
is immediate. For which reason con
ductor shall make report thusly: 'Re
ceived one bullet in stomach. Size
No. 45. Permit Hon. Bolshevik - free
ride to destination.
"Special car can be secmred by using
gun of automatic ability. But United
States require man of ambition for
success by work route, and to be so
feet must be removed from sticky
road of laziness.
"Hon. Gentleman which secure old
lady wife for bank book reason are
in same department as lap dog and
other ornament that is secured by
buying, and travel and motor ride
are done under turnup nose of friends
and service help.
"Yogi advise that foot walk on
summer evening with sweetish chick
en girl are more desirable than ride
on motor ship with lady of age No.
44, which has hair complexion as
sisted by hon tea leaves, and re
quires detachable teeth and back
H. G. Moody of the Redding (Cal.)
Searchlight, is cross. He has been
heralded abroad as a companion won
der to Bosco. who masticated ser
pents in a flrcus sideshow by some
irreverent and anonymous scribe in
Shasta county, who is "scooping" the
Searuhlight on Its own ground. These
scoops are made up out of whole
cloth. .he says.
Latest among them is the romance
of Dora McCants, which appeared in
certain eastern papers under a Shasta
dateline. It recited that Mrs. Mc
Cants was the mother of 27 children,
an eye-opener in itself.
"But the most remarkable thing
about Mrs. McCants," said the article,
"is that she Is 72 years old and gave
birth to twins September 26. Jerry
McCants, her fourth husband, is 39
years old."
Warning his fellow editors to be
ware the mountain Ananias who sent
out the McCants item. Moody ends
his warning with this melancholy
wail in his own behalf:
"He has spun hundreds of others
like it: Not long ago he 'featured'
me In the Chicago Blade as a Redding
newspaper man who had lived to the
age of 129 by the eating of rattle
snakes, despite the fact that I am
a young man and have never eaten a
, snake in my life."
Two years after, the Indian war in
eastern Oresron Will Thompson went
into Ijmatilla county and began farm
ing. He is said to know more about
the wheat game in that section than
any other grower, and as a result he
gets walloped each year by the
come tax. He . is known as Will
Thompson, to distinguish him from
Bill Thompson, the banker, who re
cently left Pendleton to become vice-
president of the First National. Will
Thompson is at the Imperial.
Will Block of Independence, who is
at the Imperial, was formerly a mea
salesman in Portland, but when the
war came on he thought it might be
a good idea to become a producer, so
he began raising sheep and wheat on
his farm In the Willamette valley.
with such satisfactory results that he
is likely to remain in the country for
a long, long time.
Two crops of wild hay a year is ex
ceptional, but it is a common occur
rence on the meadows owned by W.
M. Kittridge of Summer lake, who is
registered at the Hotel Oregon. Mr.
Kittridge has about 4000 head of cat
tle and approximately 8000 acres of
meadow, so he should worry. For the
past 26 years Mr. Kittridge has been
living on the place.
Melville, in Clatsop county, has
about 80 people. It is located on the
Lewis and Clark river and has as its
postmaster George E. Hartlett. who
is also -a cheese manufacturer when
the postal business is not heavy,
which it usually isn't. The postmaster
is among the arrivals at the Perkins.
Writer Praises Him as Normal Ameri
can. Fit for Any Office.
EUGENE, Or., Nov. 21. (To 'the
Editor.) The address, or interview
with General Wood, as published in
The Oregonian. deservesj.he attention
of all Americans. Here is evidently
a man of ideas, not a cold business
man, or soldier, as some make him
living, thinking live-blooded Ameri
can, not a crank or dreamer; neither
a blase materialist; a good, normal
American citizen with a good educa
tion and sufficient experieuce in
public affairs to make him acceptable
to fill any office in the gift of -the
We could not do better under the
circumstances than to make him chief
of the nation. He comes of the best
stock in the country the Puritan or
old New England, and represents
generations of Inheritance and train
ing all that is best in national life.
Here s to him, one and all, with
tiger if necessary.
Take not as being lightly meant
The vows you make at Hymen's altar;
The world has crying need of folk
Who sacredly regard their vow:
With minds of serious turn and bent.
Assume the pledge and do not falter.
If meditation should be given.
Be wise and haste to give it now.
The social fabric runs to flaws
Too many threads are roughly bro
ken ;
Too many helpless children plead
For homes that nature meant
should be;
And those who plan should sanery
Review each vow before 'tis spoken:
Then if too strict the bondage seems
Each still may honorably be free.
Oh. life is such a sirrple thing.
Made up of trifles small indeed.
Just here and there real victors
Great trophies from the tides of
And marriage mitigates no sting.
Jiife still makes known each human
need ;
Alas, that maid and man should
Of changes wrought" by wedding
Judas Iscariot as Statue.
London Telegraph.
Out in the Ul-aine, where the bol
sheviki seem always to be trying to
commit some new act to astound the
world, they have erected a statue to
Judas Iscarlot in the city of Tambof.
In many parts of Europe there are
societies founded upon the cult of
Judas, but until now none has had
the temerity to erect a statue. The
plea of the followers of this society
is that if it had not been for Judas
Christ would not have been betrayed
and therefore not crucified, and if not
crucified the wor(ld would not have
bef-n redeemed.
Abstracts of Title.
BROWNSVILLE, Or., Nov. 20. (To
the Editor.) Does an abstract in any
manner affect the title to property T
An abstract is found to be defec
tive in that a certain transfer proper
ly recorded on the county records,
had been omitted. Can not the holder
of the abstract make the necessary
correction and the instrument be just
as valid as though the correction had
been made by an abstractor? H. C.
An abstract is but a condensation
of official records and Is essentially
nothing more than a letter of infor
mation. The title is not affected by
omissions from the abstract and these
omissions may be supplied from the
official records by anyone.
Question of Title.
PORTLAND. Nov. 21. (To the Edi
tor.) The sheriff of Multnomah
county issued a deed to real estate
over 21 years ago. There has been no
protest from any one. Have had
peaceable possession for 16 years. Is
the title clear? A SUBSCRIBER.
It may be that to acquire a readily
negotiable title you would have to
institute proceedings to quiet title by
adverse possession. Better consult a
Clyde McKay of Bend Is at the
Hotel Portland, having been shrining
for a couple of days. At home Clyde
is the treasurer of Deschutes county.
owns part of a newspaper, dabbles in
real estate and keeps himseir gener
ally occupied.
Mrs. Ben Olcott was locked in her
room at tne Aiuiinoinan yesteruay.
Her hasband, the governor, while
thinking of his adventures in being I
initiated into the shrine, absent- I
mindedly locked his wife in and ,
walked off with the key. H
Jay H. Upton of Prineville, who '
has designs on a seat in the state
senate in the 1921 session, is regis
tered at the Hotel Portland. Years
ago he was a representative xrom
Multnomah, out later ne moved over
to Crook county.
Will Lane, whose father was a
county commissioner in pioneer days.
is at the Hotel Oregon from Silver
Lake. He is in -the city to look at
the livestock exhibit, for he ls a
stockman, as was his father before
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Warren
of Astoria and Warrenton, are at the
Hotel Portland. Mr. Warren 1s one
of the men announced as interested
in launching an independent packing
plant in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Baker of Ta
coma, and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Keyes
of the city of destiny, are at the
Benson.. Mr. Baker is a relative of
J. C. Ainsworth, Portland banker.
Coach Welch and Dr. Bohler
brought the Washington State college
football players to the Multnomah
yesterday. The band is registered at
the Hotel Oregon.
S. Brense. from the village of "Viola, i
on Clear creek, Clackamas county, is
at the Perkins, taking In the stock
Otis B. Butler. M. D., of Independ
ence, is at the Multnomah, coming to
Portland to attend the livestock show.
E. L- Schobee of Hood River, ac
companied by his wife, is at the
Multnomah. He Is a dentist.
Frank Gardinier, a lumberman of
Baker, is registered at the Hotel
Unmasking the Real Trotzky Arch
Hypocrite and Sybarite
What manner of man is Leon Trotzky, the Bolshevik leader of
Russia? Is he humble as peasants are, dressed in rougfr garb and
content with simple food and quarters? Not on your radical life,
he isn't! In The Sunday Oregonian, with illustrations, is a special
article written about the real Trotzky, posseur, by one who has just
returned from Russia. Diamond-studded paper cutters, golden ink
wells and other appurtenances of great wealth, surround this simple
proletarian, whose table manners are as dainty as those of a hippo
potamus. Bead this. .
WHY I SOLD MY BABY There isn't a mother, a genuine, yearning
soft-eyed mother, who would part with her baby for any consid
eration. Arises a chorus of agreement. Yet one girl widow,
facing life alone, sold her baby for $10,000. The pathetic story
of this bargain, and the drama tnafc led to it, is told by Barbara
Craydon, special staff writer, in the Sunday issue. Before the
world condemns this pitiful little mother it ought to read her story.
WHERE DID YOU THROW YOUR $20? Americans are princes of
extravagance and waste, says DeWitt Harry in a feature article
appearing in tomorrow's issue, with illustrations. For example,
every person in Portland tosses away $20 each year. That's what
the junkmen say, who reap this crop of folly and become wealthy
in the harvest. The estimated annual junk crop of the city is
$8,000,000 annually, Mr.- Harry discovered when he poked around
the dingy salvage areas of First and Front streets.
dramatist a score of years ago sought to depict the depth of titled
usury in landlordism, the duke, the earl, and all the rest of the
noble brood were invariably referred to as "grinding." Times
change. They say that the Prince of Wales is the most consid
erate of landlords, and that he collects rents on the basis of fair
ness rather than on the extent to which the tenant can be gouged.
White blackbirds are plentiful by comparison with this peculiar
case. In the Sunday issue, with pictures.
word in waltzes, likened to a breath of fresh air after the some
what hectic dances of the past few years, is described in the
magazine section of the Sunday issue, with illustrations showing
the steps, by Arthur Murray. The rocker waltz is a combination
of pivots, twinkling steps and hesitation steps. It is some dance,
cay those who have tested it, and the special story in tomorrow's
paper will lend light to those who haven't.
issue will be devoted to photographs of champion livestock, prize
winners in the various classes at the Pacific International Live
stock exposition, held this week. The blue ribbon animals, whose
blood tells in the bank account, will all be there; as regal as royalty.
Here is a newly assembled feature section of The Sunday Ore
gonian, combining all the news of women's activities with the
gossip of church and school, and with a page devoted to book
reviews. Its appearance is in response to the steady growth of
these departments and the section is replete with informative value.
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