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THE MOUSING OKEGONIAN. "WEDNESDAY. MAY 26, 1920
I per cent, from this total and still the I should share. American exporters ity. His father -was a wealthy busi-
government has suffered no priva-1 will be placed at a great disadvan-1 ness man of the type who believed
tion. For the fiscal year 1921 the
ESTABLISHED BV HESBI I plTTOCK. I administration asked for $4,865,410.'
Fubilnlied by The Oreeonlan Fnbllsriins Co., 032, but congress will cut $1,250,-
'" bixttl btreet. iJPruana- I 000 nnn off thia anA Ktill ViVB an in-
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Ths Orcsanlan Is a. member ot the A- 1 for 1916. After making this cut and
etatcd pre. The Associates resa deducting permanent obligations the
tion of all nrws disoatches credited
or not otherwise credited in this paper an"
also the local news published nr.e,n-,A"
riirhts of republication of special dispatcnes
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The primary election in 1918 was
held on May 17. It was not until
June 15. that the official' canvass
of votes was completed at Salem.
If an equivalent time elapses be
tween election and official canvass
this year the official count will not
be announced until June 19. Mean
while the republican national con
vention will have been held. It is
set for June 8.
Here is a subject that' calls for
65 dow speculation ana warning,
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' troit, Mich. San Francisco representative.
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gates and expressed a preference for
the presidential candidate. Nobody
knows the personnel of the elected
delegation or who has been endorsed
for president except by hearsay. The
hearsay comes from the newspapers,
which in turn have obtained the in
formation from thirty-five corres
pondents located in as many county
seats and from compilations made
by their own employes in the 36th
county Multnomah county.
The information thus made avail
able before the official count is for-
THE DEMOCRATIC BREACH.
T7" . ..uan.a rf "President Wil-
ivcl j """""" . . mally announced will doubtless be
son and- W. J. Bryan on the chief fajrly accurate but lt not be of
, subjects of controversy in the coming ficial A delegate's credentials do
';; campaign shows them to be drifting not consist of newspaper reports that
; farther apart. That is especially true he has been elected. If the presi-
of their position on the league of na- dential contest is very close pros-
tions, but it is also true of their views pective delegates may feel justified
on prohibition. in demanding official information as
:' Unmoved by Bryan's Jackson day to their instructions.
sneech in favor of accepting the I The delay in making the official
Lodge reservations, Wilson replied to canvass is generally ascribable to
all suggestions of compromise by failure in various counties promptly
saying that any reservations which to receive tally sheets from remote
" changed the meaning of the covenant precincts. Sometimes county boards
. ' -n.mil ri nullifv it. and that he could are dilatory about canvassing re-
; ,' see no distinction between strict nul- turns and reporting to the secretary
' ' lifiers and mild nullif iers. When of state. The situation this year calls
' a direct question was put to him by for special effort to obtain the com-
Chairman Hamaker, he in effect plete count and for prompt action in
made support of his position on the making county and state canvasses.
; league a test of fidelity to the aemo-
.. CrailC party, oy miiiutttuuu u ,..x-a ti wv nmrvicllill
Senator Chamberlain out of the prjce decHne having begun, is
: ; party by condemning the Lodge res- bound to continue, for all influences
tage unless they operate under I that the end justified the means, but
American law, so that they may con-1 who, when his ventures collapsed,
trol the capital which they invest I went to pieces with them. The
in China business. j woman whom he afterward married
There is also great need that! came from similarly unspiritual
American consuls in China should stock. She was an invalid, suffering
be lodged in buildings adapted to the from a spinal complaint. Booth hlm
purpose, owned by their government self was a confirmed dyspeptic The
and of a character to uphold the I theories of eugenists sutler some lm
dignity of the republic in the eyes pairment from the fact that this pe-
of orientals,, who are much impressed I culiarly assorted couple succeeded in
by outward appearances. British rearing a large and healthy family
and German consulates in the chief in circumstances that were never
Chinese cities are lodged in solid, I free from material embarrassments.
handsome" buildings erected by their I Yet both triumphed over their physi-
go vera merits, while American con-leal handicaps, and the dynamic
suls occupy cheap, rented structures I energy of William Booth in particu-
on back streets from which they may lar would have been amazing it he
be ejected by greedy landlords. The had been a man in perfect health.
American consulate-general at Tien- The military trappings of the Sal-
tsin was recently sold to a Japanese I vation Army were an afterthought
firm, which gave notice to vacate. I and an Incident. Booth probably un-
Prestige is injured by shabby quar- derstood the psychology of bis peo-
ters in a country where it oounts for Pie, and though he was an idealist he
much and where the greatest op-1 was always practical. His biographer
portunity for trade expansion is. I denies that he was out to "champion
heterodox doctrines or to found a
new religion, and reminds us that he
openly hoped to see the day when
Salvation services might be held in
the established church. This did not
oftma n noes in Via lif,tim, V.., i t f
tti. trie approving reterencB inerem at(J a sociaj consclence in the
n. 1, churches and outside of them as any
cei sou iu.il ill aurau mar, nf th nerinH In wV,ioh .
of Leslie Jefferson Aker bone dry lived NJt his schemes succeeded.
cauumaic, tor ueiegaie to tne na. M, f3i,, i, mnm-t
tional democratic convention.- I ii.,f i V x-hi
A, hopeful democrat of the old
school sends us from eastern Oregon
pre-election advertisement of Will
It strikes us that otherwise the ad
vertisement of Mr. Peterson is an
unusual work of political art just
now when political art is popular and slnce Salvation Army was found
garners the votes. It reads:
I believe that President Wilson Is the
greatest, grandest oresid-ent in the history
or America; that tieorire J. Chamberlain
Is the greatest, grandest senator In the
history of Oregon: that Mr. Starkweather
is a good man: that all democrats, like
'old sparkling- wine, are Kood and useful.
They may fall out, quarrel and even some-
:mes Iisht. but are cood lellows never tne-
will work in that direction with
growing force and will be joined by
new ones as time passes. The pres
ent structure of prices is an artificial
product of abnormal conditions, and
it will crumble as normal conditions
'Most powerful among the influ
Iences in question is a spontaneous
strike by the people against paving
iigh prices. The present level . of
ervations. for which the - senator
. voted, as "utterly inconsistent with
' the nation's honor and destructive ot
:She world leadership which it had
establishes," by saying that we "can-
not in honor whittle it the cove
'narit) down or weaken it, as the re-
I publican leaders of the senate have
I proposed to do." He did so more
'I plainly when he wrote
l,et us prove to our late associates in
r ifitvnartv of the nation by w hich term prices is in large part psychological
be erroneously describes the democratic I Irresistible forces set in motion by
S:'.1."':";,? Li iknewafralth WiUl ,n the war justified a material rise and
mi,., .1, TOr,ir.v, thp nmsent were recognized by consumers
:i.- riPHinnrati ariv takes. 'easns expecting to pay more.
'. The view of the man who led the Advantage has been taken of this
- party before him, who procured his ftate of the public mind by specu
" domination for president and who lators and profiteers to push prices
nntnH with him for leader- l" icc,
. : .. ( ,1 ..nn nnnflliit witVl it AftOT
-saying that he heartily supported People have realized this fact, and it
Wilson in the struggle for ratilica-
tion without reservations, Mr. Bryan
writes in the Commoner
No matter whether the senate acted
wisely or unwisoly in the adoption of
reservations, it acted upon a constitutional
authority as complete as the authority
which the- same constitution confers upon
the president. The senate endorsed reser-
l ottr.os hv n ni ioritv of IS. and the
. senators 34 republicans, and 23 demo
crats who agreed upon reservations con
stituted more than two-thirds of the 77
. senators who favored ratification, but dir
f.rrl unon reservations.
ti. lusnn miw in wliether the demo
cratic party believes in the fundamental
principle of democracy; namely, the risht
,.f th ma lorltv to rule. The president
asks the party to maken campaign on the
theory that the presumption of wisdom is
with twenty democratic senators, plus the
president, instead ot witn tne majority
even ilii 1110 ,njvij
has put them in a new .frame of
mind in which they refuse to buy
and they demand lower prices. Psy
chology is thus at work to give prices
a downward trend. The speculators
and those in legitimate business who
have loaded up with goods are ask
ing less in order to unload before
prices fall to a still lower level. The
consumers have done most to brin
about this change by their determi
nation to do without things rather
than pay the prices asked, and
others have done without from ne
cessity, because they had not the
Increased production, not only in
this country but in others, has con
of tho democrats of the senate. He asks I tributed as the people recover from
the pa-ty to make ti.is fiKht tna1? their attack of war nerves and settle
demand immediate attention. down to work. They find work
u. i' m-ipn ihpse other ereat sedative to the nerves and the
problems and widens the breach by more they work the less inclined they
,...., mi0n..o tn thp attempt to are lo "iierrupr. proauction. As rail
nullifv the nrohibition amendment," roads and shipping lines get into
for at former stages of the liquor
controversy the president showed a
decided inclination for such moisture
as light wine and beer would impart.
normal operation, the processes of
distribution are resumed and the sur
plus of one country makes good th
deficiencies of another, so that local
1 Tni-n vau 1. o vo f Vi o i a vm 1 rt 0 Horn.
ocratic faculty of looking upon all rul tha road w,ul Preven
democratic rows as purely Pickwick- f61 slmmers down tte end
LU ,11Q niUglQ Jll U(11J.311.1V111 1 1 1 1, li
driver must proceed precisely as if
the other one had never heard of
rules. Standing on one's rights is
apt to be disastrous in the pinch.
oroHen Dones menu just, as sioniy
whether the man one meets had the
right of way or not.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, has launched
lan. If one democrat charges mat
another democrat has completely fal
len down as an official and the sec
ond democrat retorts that the first
democrat is an intentional falsifier,
both are right. All democrats are
good fellows, ding it! and ought to
H'ill. mi, iAfaAmMA In XT PalaMftn
alone but to some other democrats "rs C.ampa,,P n! foatur.8
and some republicans, it may be re
marked that success achieved
through political wiles may be but
transitory. The ways of politics are
not very different in the long run
from the ways of other things. There
was, you recall, in the news the other
day the story of the Spanish toreador
who made $500,000 throwing the
bull. But at last the bull threw him.
BV-PHODICTS OP THE TIMES
Flowera Given Place In Sfcaiteapeare
Mow im Stratford Garden.
American and Dominion visitors to
Stratford-on-Avon will find a now In
terest there this summer in the Eliza
bethan garden, stocked with flowers
and other - plants mentioned by
Shakespeare or Bacon, or otherwise
known to have flourished In England
in Tudor times, says the London
Landmark. Here will be found pinks
and streaked Silly-flowers, spike lav
ender and mint, eavory and marjoram.
the marigold "that goes to bed with
the sun," daffodils "that come before
the swallows dare," bold oxlips, and
the crown imperial, the flower-de-luce,
and other lilies, damask roses,
sweetbriar, rue, thrift, and thyme.
pansies and -violets, tulips and peo
nies, bugloss and columbine, not to
mention shrubs such as box and bay
In spite ef Bacon's dictum that fig
ure-patterns are but toys ("you may
see as good sights many times in
tarts), a wonderful little knot-pat
tern enclosure has been constructed,
in which every line of the maze has
been laid out in a different plant.
Contributions to this national garden
are pouring In from all parts of Eng
land; and one wonders whether lt
might not some day form another
link with America by furnishing Eng
lish cuttings to cluster round the foot
of the memorial trees planted in
America on Arbor day.
The gallant "boys" og America will
sleep none the less soundly if Eng
lish rosemary comes to keep them in
remembrance .along with the native
maples, eucalyptus and locust trees.
Here are two gems of sarcasm that
recently appeared in Grays Harbor
NOTICE My wife, Martha Anne, having
left my bed and board and having left
nothing else- because she took everything
else away, this la to announce that 1
will not be responsible tor any debts sbe
may raise. With times hard and prices
high, 1 can't pay my own debts, so 1
am not going to worry about hers. You
are out of luck If you trust her 1 never
did. Marvin Z. Pengiuy.
This is written by a well-known
resident of Hoauiam:
WILL, the party that stole the cabbage
plants from 720 Lincoln street Friday
night kindly call and get soinemore If
you have not got enough, and have not
the money to buy more? Kindly ask for
some more, out oou t steal mem, as 11
ehowa poor principle. K. Win trip. Adv,
For about an hour Aunt Mlrandy"a
three dusky offspring had been "pes
terlng" her to take them to the circus,
other driver is a born idiot." There 1" lg 1" Jusl Deen pitcnea
Ib another rulfi like it- "Driv if three or four blocKS away, ana mere
all children and most pedestrians " sreat excitement in me netgn
ar bent on Kliiririn unripr th wliels DOmooo.
conspicuous exception, but the fact
stands out that churches have given
more attention to practical problems
ed. It is not easily conceivable that
a religious organization would have
seriously entertained a proposal to
meet the housing issue before Booth
by his initiative showed the way.
KEEPING ON THE SAFE SIDE.
The effort to promulgate a set of
of which is that it calls on every au
tomobile owner to "drive as if every
GROWTH OF A HCMASTtlSO
Now you all go on away, com
manded Aunt Mirandy. "I gotta work
to buy yo' grub an' yo clo s. I ain
got no time to taka yo nowheres."
Den ask pappy to take us," pleaded
one of the youngsters.
"Huh! Yo' pa ain't got no intrus in
Those Who Come and Go.
LODGE GHOCP AND ITS CRITICS
Scientific Researck on One Side Cas
ual InTeatlgatlon on Other.
PORTLANT5. May IS. (To the Edi
tor.) Since reading with much inter
est the eeries of articles for and
against spiritualism in The Oregonlan
in October I have further read a
To taka a cinratti. toss it up to
the ceiling and make it stick is the
favorite indoor pastime of H. W. Mc
nnhh of SMtile. Tor seven months
some of this inetrior decorating of I dozen or more volumes by other noted
ni nrpTMhh r. riianlaved on trie 1 writers unnn tha same suoject. witn-
ceiling of a section of tho Benson, I out bias for or against. Just as l
where he returned and registered yes-j would read a treatise on the latest
terday. How many thousands of cig-1 scientific or historical subjects. A
arettes Mr. McCrabbe has lit ana I matter that especially attractea my
tossed to permanency on ceilings he I attention was that the writers, ad-
does not know, but the numDer is owing to me tsir Oliver tnso cou
considerabla. Someone has suggested viction, were men of very broad schol-
that It would he a nlftv thing for Mr. I arahlrt and scientific attainments.
McCrabbe to construct an immense I who arrived at their conclusions after
heese knife in the Benson lobby from I a quarter of a century or more oi
these snipes with the motto, "Wei-1 most careful and sincere study or tne
onm Khrinr" w nen not enKasea i su ojecu wntie me critics ui wc
in wasting perfectly good coffin nails, I views made no claim of any broad
Mr. Mrinhha i n dealer in hides. I a-eneral fitness or of having made
any extensive study ot the suDject.
Glen Terrill has deserted ancient I The Sir Oliver class have entered
Jacksonville, Or, for a few days while I the borders of the field and, after
he visits Portland. He is registered I spending 25 years studying every
at the Seward. Jacksonville was .once I available phenomenon and conscien-
the leading community In that part I tiouslv examining: every noon ana
of southern Oregon, but the South-j cranny, have corns to us stating very
ern Faclfio railroad ignores the town, conservatively their convictions ana
When the railroad was being built a reasons for the same. Their critics
proposition was made to build the seem to have taken an auto drive
road into Jacksonville if $100,000 were past the field one pleasant afternoon
contributed toward the expense of I and. upon the basis of this knowi-
constructlon. The money was- re-1 edxe. flout the conclusions of these
fused, for the wise -men of tho town I quarter centuries of painstaking set-
figured that the railroad eimply had I entific study. People who have
to go to Jacksonville. The railroad I reached middle age or past will well
was built into Medford instead and 1 remember that only a few years ago
was the making of that town. There- I most any offhand speaker or writer
after Jacksonville sort of went to I would take a fling at Professor lar
seed,' although several years ago lt win's theory of evolution and origin
spruced up and built some concrete I of the species, although this subject
sidewalks. I had been his almost lifelong study
and is now cenerallv accented as the
To look after business In New Tork I centemole about which nearly all sci-
and also to look in on the republican entific study revolves,
national convention in Chicago, Den- As eighth-grade pupils we learned
ton G. Burdick of Redmond left last what a time Professor Morse had to
night from the Imperial. As soon as convince congress that his telegraph
the election -results were Known mr. I could be anything worth the expense
Burdick came to Portland to start on I of a trial; how Stevenson bad to
More Truth Tlian Poetry.
By J a rife a t. Montagne.
nr little rhv
his transcontinental trip. He has been
renominated for the legislature by a
substantial ' vote and will represent
the largest single district in the lower
house. James Overturf of Bend will
be his colleague for the district. Mr. I
Burdick says that he made no cam-
plead with parliament to give him
help to test his first railroad; that
Columbus was ridiculed by the wise
ones at court and had to beg for
seven years to get a chance to dis
cover the continent upon which we
live; yet few of us would now be
When Socrates besan
aian't care for
But scribbled trifli
and jokes for muti nbw
But when he tried to shine in nrlnt-X
U1S DUDllSn.T KB ft -ViT)
ine stuff that pays big royalties, is
stun mat gets the hicks."
So Socrates wrote maxim , tym
mind and soul inH v-tii
Aid though he wrote 'em years ago.
"irosa are Belling still.
Young Euclid always had a taste for
ucari-rnroDs and romance.
But when he had one written and u.
plied for an advance.
His publisher informed him that the
public had ennna-h
Of love that what they wanted was
nve, mathematics stuff.
So Euclid wrote on planes and arcs,
and parallels and spheres.
And what he wrote was sold and read
for many thousand years.
In Dante's youth he fancied that h'd
like to take a hack
At prophecy, and so he wrote a far
But not a soul would publish it-Ma
fact his printer said.
"It's poetry they're gasping for
good verse will V i- -m
So Dante wrote some verses which
paid off his load of debt.
And left his heirs a large estate in
fact they're celling yet.
When Noah Webster was a boy. his
soul was all a-throb
To write real sippy humor la tha
style of Irvin Cobb.
But, when he told his nnhlih.
latter knit his imw
"Don't do It. Web." h
Want a dictionary nrtw '
Young Mr. Webster luckilyj was easy
And went awav and wnt vtr
that's prospered ever since.
Too Low Visibility.
The trouble with most of the po
litical dark horses is that thev are
so dark tha delegates can't see them.
paign personally outside of his own I willing to set back where we would
county. Accompanying Mr. Burdick I be had not the men faced critics and
of your car." "Drive as if every hill
had a chasm at the bottom of it," is
Few of the Increasing number of
automobile casualties are the result
of deliberate intent. No sober man,
we suppose, wants to run the risk of
a term in th hnsnitnl r a. hnrllvlno circus a-tall. a-tall. No. suh!'
Decision of the Salvation Army in dama(,A ca as vindir-atinn Then, after a pause, she added con
New York to erect tents on the 0f his dignity. There is. neverthe- temptuously, "he ain't got de sllghtes'
grounds or its training college in an iess everv driver knows, a e-ond ambition for no circus since he done
eriorr. to coiuuai rent prunteeriiig la jeai too much trusting to the other hab the delirious trembles.'
reminiscent oi me social comimous fellow to do the right thing in the ,'
out of which the balvation Army was emergency. Street crossing misun- Last fall C A. Bingham, secretary
born. Harold Begble s recently com-1 derstandinsrs are the mosfc fruitful I of the Michigan state farm bureau,
pleted lire or the army's rounder, sjnEie cause of accident in citips. In was makincr a talk In a northern
General William Booth, tells how In nearly everv instance both drivers I Mlchic-an community. After he fin-
Nottingham. England, where Booth are at. fault, regardless of the pro-lished a Polish farmer came up and
was Dorn, mere was an orgy ot ma- visions of the ordinance. We are in- besran relating his experiences. I
terialism characterized by excesses ciined to overestimate the value of heard Mr. Bingham tell the story at a
before which those of the present speed. As a rule, a good deal of cau- I meeting of the Illinois Agricultural
paie into lnsignmcance. introauc- tioa Can be infused into a drive down association in January,
tion or machinery into tne iace-maK- town at a cost of not more than two "I know not how we going to get
ing trade had brought about a boom. or three minutes' prolongation of the along here much longer." said the
xne tow ii was given over tu uruintu- journey. hrni.r. "T hu three bova. All three
ness, violence and irreligion. There The Halifax automobilists address of them work for me. Then two of
was a butcher, according to Begbie, their cautionary suggestions to the those boys go to city to get a Job.
who slaughtered a trained pig, a ce- average driver. Tne deliberate tv, it f.u tv.. vw and mo rt
leuriiy m-iucdi laus, uetauae lie jiau speeder IS in a different Cass Hnd I 1, Th.- km- ho
in uniniiiumi, lu u.o.n.c aiuiic, snouiri De dealt with accordingly, to me. -Dad. there i no much work
uy reuuus 11.0 iy mi . u w emus j jut as the automobile comes in
house. In these surroundings Booth creasingly into use it is seen that all
was reared, being educated in a concerned must make safntv i mat
ter of- individual conscience. The
alibi is poor comfort after the acci
dent has come to pass. .
is O. B. Hardy, also of Redmond, con
nected with the Burdick Mortgag
"Strange how few people - know
about Kent or where it is," commented
J. H. Wilson, of Kent, Or., at the Im
perial. "It is in Sherman county in
the midst of one of the firmest wheat
belts in the state." Mr. Wilson, like
scores of other Oregonians, abandoned
Mountain City, Tenn., to its fate some
T5 years ago and settled In Sherman
county. Now he has 1550 acres of
wheat land, which he bought for 20
an acre and which is now worth at
least $50 an, acre. The year the war
started he had a crop which would
have paid for the ranch, but he sold
left us without telegraph, railroad
or even knowledge of the existence
of this continent.
When Sir Oliver after 20 years of
research wrote out the language, "I
tell you with all the strength and
conviction I can utter that we do
persist, that people over there know
far more about things than we do,
and are able from time to time to
communicate with us," and when we
find him fully supported in these
views by Sic William Crookes, Wil
liam T. Stead, Sir Co can Doyle, Dr.
B. D. Babbitt, Dr. James H. Hyslop
and many other psychic scientists of
about the same note, we must won
der If even the present generation
may not prove that with ;ur grow
his wheat too soon; since then he has I tng knowledge of the fine forces of
not bit at the first offer for his crop.
"I'll tell the world we're for good
roads," announced Mayor J. W. Don
nelly of Arlington at the Benson. "We
voted five to one for the road measure
on the state ballot. The. boys under
stand that development of the road
system means everything to Oregon
and to us, so they Just got out and
voted as strong as they could." Dr.
Donnelly is still plugging along wait
ing for the state highway commis
sion to locate the John Day highway
connection with the Columbia high
way at Arlington. A decision on this
matter is due now almost any time.
The dentist said it was a sin to
xtract my teeth, but I told him it
as a sin the way they were acting
toward me and so out with "em,"
mumbled W. C." Grace, banker and
ruggist of Astoria, who" is registered
at the Benson. Since having the in
fluenza a year ago Mr. Grace has had
arious and sundry aches and as ex
tracting teeth is now popular for
everything from rheumatism to en
croaching baldness, he ordered his
ining room set removed and will in
stall p'ainless crockery.
ether, electricity, etc., these men may
not Be opening to us a field of much
more profound importance than that
of evolution. EMMETT HUDSON.
school for the poor, which at that
time represented the extent of Brit
ish progress toward public education
and it was there that he conceived
the idea of entering the ministry.
The social character of the great
movement which he initiated later
was not then, however, formed in his
The modern conception of the
the Irish people the real Irish, of
course can do is emigrate to "the
land of the free and the home of the
hravp." whr aniiimllalinn is u. -
np.h'fi Traiti(iil onrial nkl i ivTV I . .
- ;"" " " I ana Drier.
owes a gooa aeai to vvmiam jtsootn
here; and I o to city and get a Job
and next spring come back.'
'But in spring I get letter from
the boy and he say, 'Dad, I make
fifty dollars a week. What I do?" I say
to him, 'You make fifty dollars a
week." you stay there. We. all to-
Poor old Ireland! A British "army"! cether. cannot make fifty dollars a
is to be sent into it. Tho best thing month nr. here." Last week I ret an
other letter from that boy and he say.
Bryan returns to his old love war "j .UUSCi sustains artiticiai
on big business and private monopoly Prices. As the volume of the world s
and hp wants the treaty ratified with production swells it brings a down-
reservations immediately that he io Dear. jaca one
l9, lead the democracy to battle can add t0 this pressure by doing a
with these foes. When the president s""" uu worK everv aay.
advises acceptance of a mandate for
Armenia, he says in substance: No, I HOV TO aid china trade.
we should enter the league ot na- There is urtrent neer! nf law fr
tions as the friend of all little conn- federal incorporation of companies
tries. engaged in foreign trade. It is neces-
There Is no room for compromise sary in order that Americans mav
here. The man who dominated every compete abroad on equal terms with
uemocrauc national convention im uritons and may retain control of
one exception trom isyt to lai- in- the products of their own capital.
elusive, and who on the one occasion Having no federal incornoration
when he did not rule abandoned the Iaw or state law. which wnniri
party to suro defeat, will rally his them the same rights as British law
oia toiiowing jo oame at oun c ran- gives, many Americans having mil
Cisco unaer me uiu i.iaS w "" lions of capital have incorporated
the predatory ricn. in oroer to ciear for CUina trade under the British
the field for this battle, he will de- Hongkong ordinance. Three years
maud that the enemy's terms be ac- aeo their richt tn cnnVroi nr h.u
, cepted on the question whereon his I companies was restricted by an or-
nvai aemanus a- suienni icitim- der that all directors of British cor-
aom. mis point jib win nut imvo porattons must be British subjects.
me support ui xkw i urn., Kuitu mns was followed
agrees with him on nothing else, or
Massachusetts, Georgia and probably
other states. Each of the two lead
ers is so determined that nothing
short of the total repudiation of the
policy put forward by the other will
satisfy him. The days of democratic
harmony which began in 1912 and
which made Wilson absolute master
of the convention of 1916 are ended.
Whichever faction wins, the party
- will go into the campaign as a di
BORROWING TO TAT DEBTS.
A beautiful cxampleif tho manner
tn which the administration effected
reduction in the national debt, of
which it boasted at the beginning of
. April, was given to the house of rep
resentatives by Chairman Fordney
of the ways and means committee.
The treasury department said that it
had reduced the debt in March by
J7 05,660,000, but in fact it did so by
applying the cash balance in the
" treasury to redemption of treasury
certificates. Since July 1. 1919. it
reduced the cash balance by $1,000
141, "89. but it reduced the debt by
only $755,934,576. Hence its expenses
exceeded its revenue by $214,207,
'71S. It promptly had to issue more
; certificates in order to raite money
for current obligations.
The administration came out of
the war with no plan for getting its
finances down to a peace basis, and
could do no better than guess at its
needs for the fiscal year 1920. It
..asked for $11,218,191,670. but con-
Krcaa fcl ashed. .$.3,50-1,435,2116, or 34.36.
Dy an order in
council in 1919 requiring that no
person other than a British subject
should bo manager, managing direc
tor of or should exercise substantial
control over a British corporation.
The effect was removal of all Amer
ican managers of China companies,
including that of a large Portland
export company. Simply because it
is invested under British law, a large
amount of American capital is prac
tically conscripted to promote Brit
ish trade when the United States has
become the chief commercial com
petitor of Great Britain.
The simple way to meet this ac
tion is to do likewise. A suitable
plan is that of the bill drafted by
the American Chamber of Commerce
at Shanghai in August, 1918, and ap
proved by the recent foreign trade
convention at i-an Francisco. This
bill: provides for incorporation to
carry on foreign business exclusively
and exempts such companies fromj
icuerai taxes in order to put them
on an equal footing with British
companies in the orient, which are
exempt. Such a law would serve the
same ends as the Webb law, per
nutting combinations for foreiga
trade, and tho Ldge law, authorizing
formation of American banks abroad
to finance foreign trade by issue of
securities for sale in the United
Final agreement of the four pow
era on tho bankers' consortium for
loans to China opens the way to ex
tensive development in that country,
and therefore gives promise of much
txadCt ia wluiib. liic. U jilted. Elates
The story of the life of the Salvation
Army's first head is a story of the
time in which he lived. The persecu
tions that attended the first efforts
of his devoted followers had had no
parallel since the days of the Lol
lards. In a single year -within the
recollection of many persons still liv
ingmore than 600 Salvationists, of
whom 250 were women, were bru
tally assaulted, ffty-six buildings
were stormed and some of them de
molished, and eighty members of the
army, of whom fifteen were women,
were imprisoned on various pretexts.
none of which, however, are now jus
tified by thoughtful citizens. Magis
trates were condemnatory, and the
police, taking their cue from the
courts, were cruel. Booth was first
a Methodist circuit preacher, and his
former denomination turned against
him. Professor Huxley, the scientist,
abetted by Tyndall. led the intellec
tuals in attacks on the movement,
which Huxley excoriated as "cory
bantic Christianity," and as tending
to degrade the intellects of men.
Charles Bradlaugh was among his
traducers. The good faith of the Sal
vation leaders was impugned, the
methods of the army assailed from
every conceivable angle, and secular
hostility continued with growing in
tensity for years.
Booth went on fighting the battles
of the poor. He obtained financial
support from a few people of means
and with evangelistic sympathies,
but he depended most largely on the
support given by his helpers from
their own earnings. Never in all the
history of tithing, perhaps, did so
many devoted followers give so
largely in proportion to their capacity
to give. This finally disarmed oppo
s i 1 1 o n. Materialistic philosophers
were ready, to credit with sincerity
those who were ready to prove their
faith by parting with their money.
The vow of poverty was not a defi
nite part of Salvationism, but the
early enthusiasts were of the con
tributing kind. A crown commis
sions report that, although there
were no legal safeguards against mis
appropriation of funds, those collect
ed had always been honestly applied
placed tho seal of official approval
on the entire movement. From that
time forward the social plans of the
organization wero left free to de
velop. It is a matter of common in
formation that they have since ex
panded until they cover almost the
whole world. ,
The biography Is stimulative of
philosophical reflection. W illlam
Booth, like Saint Francis of Assisi
seems to have owed nothing of his
intense num.uiilai tan gpixit tg. itcred-
Bryan should take kindly to Ed
wards. The latter's campaign man
ager says his principal has not had
a drink' of anything with alcohol in
it for thirty years. What a lot of
humbug is peddled!
Where do the men arrested for
being drunk and disorderly get their
liquor? Not that the addresses will
be published, for they would lead to
temptation: but where do they get it?
The downtrodden and underfoot of
the lowest paid federal employes of
Chicago the scrubwomen contem
plate striking, and here's hoping they
wring the increase out of somebody.
Just a suggestion to the gentlemen
who will address the school children
Friday. Tell them a little story and
make the rest brief. A sharp impres
sion is lasting in the memory
A Canadian road resumed traffic
yesterday, after a fifty-six days' tie
'Father, I get seventy-five dollars a
Here the old fellow reached over
and slapped Mr. Bingham on the back.
'Who the hell going to work this
land when I done? How them city
fellows going to eat then?" he ex
claimed. Harry R. O'Brien, in - Sat
urday Evening Post.
For years Dr. Aldrich has been a
leading citizen of Anoka and one of
the prominent physicians also. She
has been Identified with the many up
lifting organizations of the city and
is a talented, intellectual woman with
majestic presence that especially
fits her for exalted positions. She
lives in a palatial home, surrounded
with luxury; yet, sad to relate, that
home has never resounded to chil
dren's voices, and perhaps therein is
the doctor's only failing to do her
part In the great onward march as
ordained by God. Possibly sbe is not
alone to blame for this seeming neg
lect of ordained duty. 'Anoka (Minn.)
The feat of the New York man who
recently won $1600 by walking up the
up. The damage by flood must have I siuo " 'h"" """"'"s
been tremendous, for such delay isnlne minutes, reminds us of a wager
not like Canadian railroading. I unce maue oeiwetu two uuiusumea
One, an athlete, Det tnat ne couia nop
Another Montana cattleman has up a long flight of steps two at a time.
bought a central Oregon ranch tolut it turned out that there were 41
stock with registered cattle. Three I steps, and so when he made 20 hops
years of burning up is sending them I he found that he had lost- He paid
to Oregon. I up, but he accused his opponent of
Gardens put in now, with warm! "Sharp practice!" said the other in
days in sight, will make almost asl dignantiy. "Well, I'll make the same
much progress as those planted ' a I wager with you that I can do it"
month ago. 1 The other, expecting to win his
money back, assented, and his oppo
The sorriest man in all this broad) nent then hopped up 40 steps, hopped
country will be young Bergdoll, the back one, and finished in the pre-
draft dodger, alter he is caught next I scribed manner. He won the bet, be
time. ' I ca.uae. while he had hopped back one,
I the wordinr of the wager was that he
Marion county voted against the should "hop up" two at a time, which
millage tax. but it is safe to say few
can be found there who are proud of
he did.--Boston Transcript.
A man wno ran down the same
woman twice has been arrested on the
charge of reckless driving. Really
It has. been found that every part
of the sunflower plant may be utilized
for some economic purpose. Th
leaves form a cattle food and the
stems contain fiber which may be
nspd successfully in making paper.
P.ew lorK law legalizing Z.75 beer Th. !,, ot the sunflower stalk is th
ana aiannattanese must. De stout to lightest substance known: its spe
carry a toara oi mat iuri. i ,fi gravity is 0.028. while that
nd of cork 0.24.
elder is 0.09.
Toung Wood and young Johnson I discovery of the extreme lightness of
are real .chummy In Chicago, audi the pith of the stalk has essentially
that s the proper caper. I incrCa.Sed the commercial value of the
plant. This light cellular substance i
Itoseburg is running a strawberry I now carefully removed from the
carnival, something on the plan of a I stalks and applied to many important
rose festival, this year. I uses. One of its chief uses is th
making of life-saving appliances.
Xhis. is gtrajK toit yccaUiCE Si last! JadiauAMolisNtwa. .
"My family drove to California,
toured that state and returned with-
ut ever touching the top; without
changing a tire or even having a
tincture. The tires look as though
they hadn't been used very much at
that, " says J. C. Appell at the Hotel
Oregon. Now Mr. Appell and family
re headed for Seaside, where they
will remain until October, or some
uch matter, and where. Mr. Appell
ought a quarter block 12 years ago
J. T. Hinkle, who is city attorney of
Hermiston and another town or two,
s among the arrivals at the Imperial.
large delegation from Hermiston
intends going to Boardman next week
to attend the festivities, when Port
landers and others will be shown
what can be done with raw sagebrush
land when water is put on It.
E. J. Phelan comes from Dyle,
Wash., where anglers have been In
their element recently. At Lyle there
Is a stream flowing into the Columbia
which has been alive with Chinook
salmon. One angler from The Dalles
caught nearly a dozen in one day and
one of these was heavier than the av
erage 12 -year-old child.
D. Barber of St. Paul, Or., is at the
Imperial. This is one of the oldest
towns in Oregon, having been settled
by missionaries, and was at one time
the headquarters for French Prairie.
It is only a few miles from Champoeg,
where the meeting was held which
voted that the Oregon country should
be under American rather than Brit
BUT ONE RESERVATION" EJVOUGH
Right tm Withdraw Would Make
America Safe in the League.
PORTLAND, May 23. (To the EdI
itor.) In an editorial The Oregonlan
says . that events have proved that
without our aid neither the league
nor the allies are able to do the
work. I believe that one sentence
contains the gist of the whole prob
lem. I have contended from the
commencement of the fight in thi
senate that there was. perhaps, ex
cuse for one reservation, and only
one. Reserve the right to sever our
relations in two years or at any other
time without prejudice or undue ex
pense. This, it seems to me, would
give us a club by which we could
compel respect and fair treatment in
our relations with the other allied
nations. I think this one reserva
tion would prove to be a big stick all
Question: If not all that is really
needed, why not? Please enlighten
me; if I am not correct in my conclu
sions, I want to know it. I fear ignor
ance. I believe, with the brilliant
Ingersoll, that ignorance is the only
WIIjLIAM FRANKLIN PRUDEN.
Some People Are Xever Satisfied.
We have littlA bv n,th. ..
Americans who complain that they
are being fleeced by French prof
iteers. Why aren't they satisfied with
v-w vuo juo is cLone ax Home?
Preidenta Donf Wear Then
thoso whiskers would stamp him as
",ivn.on oemng me times.
In Other Days.
Twenty-five Years Ago.
Prom Tha Orejronlan of May 28, 1895.
Astoria. X. W. Raymond, a sur
veyor of '.his city, is missing anri
grave fears are felt for bis safety.
The twenty-third anniversary of the
formation of Battery A, O. N G was
celebrated Thursday by the members
and ex-members and their friends.
The Dalles. J. N. Cradlebaugh has
retired from the position of editor
of the Chronicle and F. W. Wilson is
The premium list for the annual
rose show, to be held in Parsons' hall
June 6, 7 and 8, has been completed.
I-'ifty Years Ago.
From The Oregonlan ot Way IS. 1870.
Washington. Cyrus W. Field ar
1 gued before the senate eysterday in
favor of the China telegraph.
Lewis Hale, a farmer of Powell Val
ley, was dangerous injured yesterday
in East Portland when he fell down
an embankment a distance of 50 feet.
A large concourse of people were at
the wharf yesterday to welcome Gen
eral Salomon on his arrival from
In consequence of the unreliable
cable at this point, connecting with
the telegraph lines for the east, the
S. I... company has ordered Doles
so the lines may be carried over the
river on masts 175 feet high.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. Stevens of San
Francisco are at the Multnomah. Mr.
Stevens was once upon a time a mem
ber of the Portland fire department
and by using his liead he developed
into a fire marshal and he was such a 1 league would imply
tuua lira uinrsnai lime ecYCittl towns
tried to steal him away.
The league covenant permits any
member nation to withdraw after two
years' notice, "provided that all Its
International obligations and all its
obligations under this covenant shall
have been fulfilled. The first Lodge
reservation requires that "the United
States shall be the sole judge" as to
whether its obligations have been
fulfilled, and that notice of with
drawal may be given by a concurrent
resolution of congress, such a reso
lution not needing the approval of the
president. Semi - official statements
from Britain and France h.-ve indi
cated their readiness to accept this
It is probable that. If the league
should atUmpt any serious infringe
ment on the rights of the United
States, a mere threat to withdraw
would cause It to desist, for the
power of this country, both military
and economic, is 60 great that all
the nations represented on the league
council would not be ready to com
bine against it, nor is it probable
that this nation would assume so
Irreconcilable an attitude as to pro
voke such a combination.
Most of the other reservations
might prove unnecessary in the prac
tical working of the league, but they
are advisable if only to reassure those
Americans who fear the consequences
of such a fundamental change in for-
io-n rvolicv as mcmDerenip in me
With the prospect of big crops, the
value of wheat land is advancing in
the Big Bend country, according to
A. B. Dorsey of Waterville, Wash. Mr.
MIGHT MAKE IT DEPORTATION
n. Blowers Suacests Alternative
tor Hcary Albera' Sentence,
HOOD RIVER. Or., May 25. (To the
Dcrsey is manager for a company I v-.ditor.v, The astounding letter ap-
which operates in real estate and so I nearina on the editorial page of The
Keeps an eye on the situation. I nrnian. sicned by Mr. feneeny, will
t- w nninion arouse the just ln-
H. Thompson, who looks aftet I j:,t nr everv cood American cit-
the profits and losses of the Bridal i ,-f ,n reads it.
Mr. Sheehys aesincnc soul revolts
Veil Lumber company, is at the Mult
no man. Before the Columbia high
way was constructed Bridal Veil
seemed a long way off, but now It
a matter of 90 minutes, or less, in an
T. L. LaBrie. who is interested in
the Silver Lake irrigation project, ar
rived at the Imperial yesterday on
businosfi connected with that enter
prise. A. B. Schroeder. who has lived
a long time at Silver Lake, Is also at
County Commissioner Alley of Til
lamook is registered at the Imperial.
While his home is at Nehalem. he is
as much interested in the improve
ment of roads in oilier sections of his
county as he is at home.
H. E. Massey is hoping that the
census will show a substantial in
crease at Mecca. Or. He is the post
master there and is down from the
Deschutes country for a few days
and is at the Multnomah.
I. B. Cushman of Cushman is-the
way it reads on the Imperial register
and while it doesn't sound grammat
ical it is perfectly corroct. CuehruaJl
la a iioiXoIfice xa, I .ana county.
at ihr i-rude display of patriotism as
demonstrated by waving the flag
from the housetops, but the average
American will not be seriously of
fended by a display of patriotism in
I atrree with Mr. Ganoe that trait
ors who were stabbing this country
in the back while American boys
were dving in France should be pun
iahed. but I never admired Shylock.
So if Albers' health, which seems so
much more precious than that of the
70.000 fine, young boys who died ove
there, will be seriously impaired by
serving a term in prison, why no
send the gentleman to his beloved
Thoughtful citizens are concerned
over the spread or socialism, I. w
W.ism. etc., and to check these ten
dencies it must be clearly demon
strated that there is but one law
this country for both rich and poor
and that no man is above the law
We must have no more Sorensen
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep though poppies
In. Flanders fields.
L, N, ELCfiVJ-UvS.
MR. llEKS HAT IS IX THE lIC,
Independeat Candidate for President
Khok- How to l'lx Things.
PORTLANU. May 23. (To the Edi
tor.) With the idea that there is
always room for one more and as
long as there is a will there is a way, I
wish to express my desire to be pres
ident of the United States commenc-
ng with the time of expiration of the
present oodrow vv llson. .
If I am elected to dominate this
good old U. S. A. I make the follow
ing Tiledge to the people:
iirst, and above all other things,
am, as are all the other candidates.
100 per cent American. While I did
not go over and fight the Germans,
did things here at home that were
considered just as honorable, such as
buying liberty bonds and war savings
Now that the bolshevik! problem
seems to be the most important of
which we will have to deal with
within the next few years, I have
decided just what course I will take
to rid the country of them. I have
in mind a place known as southwest
Texas. It has a big population com
posed mostly of prairie dogs and
rattlesnakes. The chief agriculture
down there is raising hell and rob
bing new comers. This place I have
picked as a place to give the bol
sheviki what he now claims that he
must have, namely, his freedom. He
should be happy down there, and at
the same time we could be happy to
know that he has at last found what
his heart has so long desired.
The next thing after getting rid
of the bolshevikl I would go after
the H. C. L.. That would be' easy
under my plan. I would simply go
to work and raise the wages of all
the people to the amount of which
I will receive -for my job; then I
ould turn around and raise tne in
come tax so mat me government
would have plenty of money on hand
in case it wished to run tne railroads.
Yes, I am for the league ot nations.
or any other turns mat tries to i" -vent
FinHintr all vacancies tinea in tne
two main parties, 1 am forced to run
on the independent ucaeu
Like the sweet rain of summer.
Which waters the earth;
Like the epell of the wild
When the birds are arairth
Like the hush of the eve
When tho twilight is fair.
And the passing of wings
Is half felt on the air;
Like tlie music of stars
-Which are notes in a song
"vfliich in melody moves
With the ages along:
As the notes of the nightingale
Plainting of love;
As the fullness of faith
In the voice of tho dove;
As the strength of the sun
In his fervency burning
On the sail of the ship
From far oceans returning;
As the breast of a bride
Who in anguish has waited.
With the breast of her lord
Has fondly been mated;
Like the lisping of lutes, - .
Like the moon on the river.
Is the strength of a friend
Who is with us forever.
GUY FITCH PHELPftV