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J-OKTLAND, SUNDAY, NOV.
1 MR, RIPLEr OJf SUCCESS.
Success prescriptions for guidance of
young and ambitious men have never
Deen wanting. Whole libraries have
been filled with them. Correspondence
scnoois are devoted to preparing strug.
sung workers for greater heights of
.iKtiiiirient. .Hardly a successful man
uui nas come forward with volumin
us advice to those below him, for It
appears to be a pleasant diversion
among those qualified to speak. But
xi in aouottui if any successful man has
eaid so much on the subject in so few
rwords as lately fell from- the lips of
President Ripley, of the Santa Fe
railway system. A man of few words,
lie consolidated his success views into
a. single phrase, which struggling
young men would do well to memorize
fum take to heart.
matce your employers' interests
your own, and work hard." That was
ne way Mr. Ripley put it- That, he
Bays, has been his motto throurh
Sorty-eight years as a hired man, dur
ing which time he has risen frm
Understrapper at a few dollars a weolr
ito dean of railway presidents at a
, salary larger- than is paid the Presi
dent of the United States. He has
made his employers' interests his own
ana he has worked hard. If he had
pwned the concerns into which he has
Wirected his life's energy, he could not
Slave given more serious and more
laithful service, which explains why
he is head of the system, while some
of the men who set out with him in
the upward race are still at the bot
tom. When his employers wanted a
nan who was on the job and who
Could be depended upon to look after
their best Interests, they advanced
fftipley. Now he runs the system for
them and they merely draw the divi
dends. Many a brilliant man has cursed
late and the eternal unfairness of
things because men less capable than
Bie were moved forward over his head.
Many a man of excellent abilities has
rone into the sulks because apparent
plodders were promoted while his tal
ents were unrecognized. Advance
ment of a plodder is not unusual.
S-'or is the reason for that anomaly
liard to find. The plodder may
show a greater degree of de
pendability and energy. The bright
man often relies on his superior wit to
tide him over perplexing problems.
He solves them with more speed than
accuracy, in many cases. The plod
der knows he must rely upon hard,
patient toil, and he seeks no royal
road to consummation of his task.
His work is less rapid, but more cer
tain. Of course if the bright man
likewise possesses the virtues of pa
tience and energy he rises swiftly.
Such a man does not taste of the acrid i
Bitterness of failure. He does not
Buffer the mortification of seeing
other men advanced over him.
Clock-watching and doing work in
the easiest possible way have com
pensations in the present hour only.
No man who is guilty of such prac
tices is building for the future. The
employer may give no evidence of dis
satisfaction, may be wholly satisfied
win me work as it is being done.
Thus the man who is giving only in
different service, who is performing
just enough work to hold his job, may
fail to see the need for greater
efforts. But he fails to reckon with
that momentous day when the em
ployer is face to face with the neces
sity of awarding an important post to
one of his men. If the post is im
portant, favoritism cannot -be prac
ticed. Favoritism has no place in the
real work of the world. So the wise
employer, whether individual or corpo
ration head, must carefully estimate
the virtues of his subordinates. It is
In this hour that the man of worth
comes in for recognition and the chair
farmer gets his just deserts.
Inasmuch as these are the hours
that make or break a man, that lead
Jiim to success or failure, they are the
Jiours that must be worked for and
waited for. Eternal efficiency is the
price of advancement, and eternal effi
ciency means eternal application and
Serious, earnest efforts. In the Army
ihe officer merely follows his numbers
wp according to seniority, but in the
Industrial army, with which most of
us are concerned, his advancement is
dependent entirely upon his worth.
lAdvancement may prove slow. Years
may elapse without a single step be
ing taken in the battle of life. Then
opportunity appears and the man who
has patiently equipped himself to meet
..this opportunity moves forward to a
ihigher rung on the ladder of success.
Mr. Ripley's case is typical. He had
Ho thought of railway work until he
Sot a job with an Eastern line, which
offered him a better wage than he
was receiving as a store clerk. Start
ing in as a freight solicitor, he was not
satisfied with meeting the require
ments of that post. He studied the
freight business in its every phase
curing nis leisure hours, as well as
during office hours, and in eleven
years he had progressed to a point
where he was able to go to the Bur
lington line as general freight agent.
Again he was not satisfied with his
field. He directed his dissatisfaction
into the channels of hard work rather
than of vacuous discontent, and in
another ten years he had become third
vice-president of a Western road.
After five years in this capacity his
great opportunity came to him. He
ws prepared to meet it. Going to the
all but disrupted Santa Fe as receiver,
lie gained an opportunity to try his
hand at rehabilitation, with results
that put him in the very front ranks
of railroad men.
It Is not difficult to picture for Mr.
Ripley an entirely different sort of
a career. Had he been satisfied with
his comfortable job in the freight de
partment, he would have been there
yet. Doubtless he would have been
receiving a comfortable' wage. But he
would not have been a success in tvi
true sense of the world. It would be
interesting to hear from Mr. Ripley's
lips how many4righter men he passed
on the upward trail. He is not an
especially brilliant man himself.' Very
likely some of those who have been
distanced in the race would plead that
Mr. Ripley had an exceptional oppor
tunity. But he was ready for that
opportunity and made the most of it.
He might not have succeeded !n un
raveling the Santa Fe'a tangled skein
and carrying that great problem to
complete success had there not been
before him that motto which he has
just expressed: "Make your employ
ers" interests your . own, and work
CHOPS AND TOMATO SAUCE.
When the simple-hearted Mr. Pick
wick was defending a breach of prom
ise suit instituted by his landlady it
will be recalled that telling evidence
against him consisted of two notes
which he had dispatched to the es
timate Mrs. Bardell.
One read as follows:
Garraway's. 12 o'clock. Dear Mrs. B
-uops ana tomato sauce. Tours, Pickwick.
ir Mrs. b.: i shall not be home till
..wuuwunr. iow coach. Don't trouble
auuui me warming pan. Pickwick.
According to leading counsel, Ser
e jjuiui, iney were not open
fervent, eloquent epistles, breathinj
nothing but the eloquence of affec
nui.iie attacnment, but covert, sly,
unaernanaea communications, letters
to be viewed with a cautious and sus
Dickens' satires on the foibles of
the law and other institutions were
i.een ana, much to his honor. nftn
effective in obtaining needed reforms.
But human nature has not changed.
There is always a Buzfuz to seize udoh
some extraneous, inapplicable incident
ana twist it to his advantage.
A newspaper specimen of the type
nas in its own mind discovered some
ing sly, covert, underhand in th
ceedings of the recent water-power
conference. With all the warmth of
a lawyer employed to discover some
thing where nothing exists, it dis-
cards plain and certain expressions
01 tne adopted resolutions and
duces triumphantly something nkin
to warming pans. The value claimed
Dy tne Portland Railwav T.ie-ht x.
jriwer company for its private water
puwer possessions. It appears, has
some mysterious bearing on the con
clusions of the water-power confer
ence. w nat that bearing is nohorlv
-. unucraiana except the local Buz
fuz. The water-power conference res
uiuuons discussed only the kind of
puDllc control that should be exer
cised over public proDertv. an rt.
clared that the state should control
us own. Tne private holdings nt on
eaiaonsneo company are no more in
volved than chops and tomato sauce.
it may be profitable to be sillv on
an important issue, but we doubt it.
WHERE JITNEYS ARE REGULATED.
Of Interest to Portland and other
cities which have been wrestline- with
the problem of jitney regulation is the
";uun or tne JMew York Public Serv
ice Commission. Acting under a law
requiring that jitney men must ob
tain a certificate of convenience and
necessity, the commission acted on
an application ' to operate six routes
in New Rochelle. Holding that its
duty is to protect established public
utilities from unnecessary - competi
tion, but that the public is entitled
to some choice except where it would
lead to ruinous competition, the com
mission approved four routes and dis
The principles laid down were so
applied that the four routes follow
tne same streets as streetcars only
for such short distances as are nec
essary to give access to the raiirnnri
depot, otherwise they are not paral
lel to or close to carlines. The two
rejected routes were parallel to and
on the same streets as carlines. The
franchise given by the city and ap
proved by the commission requires
that buses seat 10 to 17 persons, to
be of the prepayment type, have pneu
matic tires and have seats for all
passengers. Fare is five cents, chil
dren and policemen and firemen in
uniform to be carried free. Buses
are to run every 20 minutes from 6-30
A. M. to 1:30 P. M. Three per cent
of the gross earnings is to be paid
to the city and the franchise runs
for ten years. Bond must be given
to the city.
In contrast with the happy-go-lucky
practice of letting any person
run, any kind of car anywhere he
pleases vand on any schedule or no
schedule, which is the net result of
Portland's struggle with the jitney
problem, the New York plan treats
the jitney as a transportation system
subject to as full regulation as any
THE LINE OF LEAST RESISTANCE.
Do your boys show a propensity for
Nick Carter and Diamond Dick, by all
means indulge them in this perverse
taste for blood and thunder literature.
It is far better than forcing upon them
some accepted standard work of fic
tion which may not please their im
mature fancies. Such, at least, is the
contention of Dr. George D. Strayer,
of the Teachers' College, Columbia
University, and he has delivered the
advice to a gathering of teachers who
are to apply the suggestion if they see
fit to agree with the doctor. Boys
get fun out of the nickel thriller-,.
Dr. Strayer persists, which they may
not experience in reading more sub
stantial classes of literature. He says:
"It is better that a boy should read
Diamond Dick stories for the fun he
gets out of them than that he should
become disgusted with reading alto
gether through having to read nothing
but literature too far in adVance of
It is really to be regretted that th
learned doctor did not go farther into
the subject of boy culture, on which
he has such expansive and invigorat
ing views. No doubt he would advise
that boys be excused from any chores
which might not happen to please
their sluggish dispositions, that they
be relieved from any duties or obliga
tions which might prove irksome. If
the boy has to be forced from bed in
the morning in order to reach school
on time, then such a practice should
be stopped. It might breed a discon
tent with school in the youthful soul
if his slumber is disturbed morning
after morning. Far better than that
would baythe expediency of permitting
him to finish his sleep.
If life could be brought to follow
the line of least resistance, then all
might reasonably agree with Dr.
Strayer. But unfortunately, life per
sists in following rough and rugged
trails to reach a successful and profit
able conclusion. In reading, as in all
other things, mortals must struggle
against a primitive perverseness
which, did we permit, would carry us
Into the Diamond Dick realms for our
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAy, PORTLAND. NOVEMBER
literature, and Into Jesse James pur-
uius ior our livelihood. We must
continually avoid this line of least re
sistance. More important than at
any other time in life is observance
of this hard and fast rule in youth
when habits . are formed and char
acter fashioned. The regents at Co
lumbia should enlighten the doctor
on that point or else provide him with
a Maxim silencer.
Professionalism and other defects
in intercollegiate sports have come in
for more or less adverse comment.
Professionalism in most of its ramifi
cations 'has been eliminated from the
uljuiU) 01 nigner
learning, and so miioh -...,.. i
been made in the matter of reforming sur,e1" be feIt D" tne lumber industry.
11 . Olftltn Knilrlttiiv mill a. a
intercollegiate sports that fewer com
nlainta -. v. , .1 . .
' ncaiu as tne seasons come
and go., It is therefore somewhat
surprising to hear from Dean Small,
"i tne university of Chicag-o, that
omuHier Daseoall is a joke as an oh.
Ld.cie to intercollegiate games
A recent moral lesson presented by
-Kiie 13 tne Dest answer to the sug
scauo.i. xt appears that five- Tale
men had been playing baseball
inrougn the vacation period with
Long Island club, receiving free board
and room for their services. Thev ac
cepted no pay, and thought they were
",uuu"b irom any charge of profes-
,u"4"sm tnat might be based
uu tne ground that they en
gaged in athletics -for a valu
dole consideration." When the idea
was presented to them that they had
been guilty of a technical breach of
the rules they sought to remove every
k.iih, ui sucn construction by set-
uT ineir Doard and room. But
.....a am not satisfy the universitv au
thonties. When advised of thi ntti
tude the five young meni voluntarily
--. Lucir amomon to play in
intprpnllaf,i-itA . . .
lo.lo tuuLtsui. inere were
no protests or squabblings over the
matter. The best interests of Yale
were taken to heart and the young
ditcu memseives rather than
vBiiiui tne smallest blot to stain th
lale athletic escutcheon
Such is the spirit that belongs to
ic.nn vi intercollegiate athletics
iaie has set a standard which all who
"avc nut tne same hie-h Irieoi i..
cl,nlj 1 . l
ouuuiu nasten to adont if t-
Small has concluded that Summer
baseball is a . joke and its taint of
ticoaiuiiaiisra a matter tn Ke
at, he should acquaint himself with
w.c i..uuent at Yale and take the les
son to heart.
PROSPERITY BECOMES GENERAL
Reports from every branch nf i.qI.
ness show a broadening of the basis
of prosperity to cover all industries.
improvement began with large
. r 1 ",s" Prices and then ex
tended to those industries which pro
duce war material. It is now emhran.
ing other industries not connected
with the war. The mr.n,. ,i;
from sales of agricultural products
and livestock at war prices an
sale of war munitions is being spent
1.1 iH lrom which the nervous lack
hlirtCOHfldKnCe Preva"mg.a year ago
-"-.- . vtuouk are . . . 1.
iu larger quantities in purely
domestic trade, activity among manu
factories increases, and, as a Chicago
write. l. -t 0
- " ew lorx ivenine- Pnst
says, "there seems to be a general de-
h k "luve aneaa and forget the
n.iu misgivings of the past."
i V e Deen holding wheat
I. t . pe 01 ODtanmg last year's
high prices, for they are well equipped
financially to wait. This policy has
held wheat shipments for October be
low the usual figures, hut it
spread the movement over, a longer
period, to the great convenience of the
railroads. The cotton growers whn
were calling for Government help a
year ago, have produced a smaller
crop at less cost through enforced
economy and are receiving a price so
much higher than last year's as to
uus lne reduction in quantity. The
result la - - .
i-ju vApsiiision 01 Dusiness
activity in the South and the an
nouncement that "the .South has now
fairly joined in the ' movement of
""ciican industrial revival"
TV.4. 1 ,
" traoe is so prosperous
that prices are now level with the
w tne upward movement in 1912
-ii mills nave pnntroi.
...c.i uuiuut six months ahead. An
ticinatino- hiphai. i
... jjin.cs, uiey limit the
01 output they sell in advance.
Predictions that the war will be fol
lowed by wholesale dumping of bel
ligerent nations' products ir. ,, ., 1
markets do not find much creriit
cause alarm in Pittsburg. The ex
planation given is that the railroads
are the most insistent ,f,i.i,
lnac tnesr Prosperity is not
cnietly due to the war; also that neu
tral countries will buv steel ,..
they can borrow cheap money, which
"in ue in tne united States, not in
England, or Germany. Domestic k,.
ers also will want steel, and farmers
in particular have money to pay for
Demand for steel amone- raiirarie
may be ascribed to their traffic boom
This has caused a shortage of cars
to carry the vast bulk of export grain
and merchandise to the Atlantic sea
board. The Eastern trunk li ,
suffered "the worst rnnmtin
freight that has existed since the tie
up in the Autumn of 19ns- v. .
New York Post, and "one Eastern
company refused to handle any more
export business until that on hand was
cleaned up." This traffic boom ex
tends through the West and South-
an me lines in that section be
ing short of cars. Traffic promises to
remain active, now that it has started
and the railroads realize the need of
more cars, engines, terminal facilities
and track improvements.
This railroad revival shows its re
sults in gains in earnings. For 478
roads August showed a gain of nearly
2 per cent in gross and 11 per cent in
net earnings. Roads which make
weekly reports showed a gain of 4 3
per cent in gross earnings for the first
two weeks of October.
Following upon these favorable re
ports came activity in railroad stocks
..I . an street, a slump in war stocks
due to peace rumors turned atten
tion to railroads. The latter hold
their value, although every upward
move causes a flood of foreign selling
which is said to be at the rate of
Jl. 000,000 a day and to have aggre
gated $600,000,000 this year.- The
market is thus favorable for sale of
new securities for the purchase of
new equipment and for construction
of new lines and improvements. With
farmers and munition manufacturers
piling up money in the banks, and
with money in Chicago going begging
for 3 to 4 per cent interest, conditions
are favorable for new security issues.
This abundance of capital promises
to continue, for the favorable trade
balance grows so fast that the Anglo
French loan has failed to stiffen ex
change more than temporarily. Ex
ports from New York on October 25
were $21,000,000, though for the en
tire fourth week of October in the
years 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913 they
' ""Bu only irom 116,600,000 to $
000.000. The total for the third week
in October from the country's twelve
greatest ports was $98,700,000. or
125.000,000 more than any previous
week. At this rate James J. Hill's
prediction of a $2,000,000,000 balance
for 1915 wUl easily be realized.
This increase in export trade is by
no means all due to sales of war mu
nitions. Industries which produce
other commodities have benefited by
the withdrawal of skilled workmen to
the armies of Europe and several new
industries have been created In this
country by the war.
nevivm 01 railroad activity will
and building will take a spurt and
consume much of Oregon's chief prod
uct in the Spring. The revival will
reach the Pacific Coast last, but it
will surely get here.
THE RACE OF CITIES.
Competition for fourth place among
American cities has been intensified
by the Census Bureau's estimates of
population on July 1, 1915. St. Louis
held that place in 1910 and still holds
it, but by so small an excess of popu
lation that Cleveland, which stood
sixth in 1910, has asked for a recount
and has raised $12,000 to pay the cost,
while St. Louis has made like applica
tion and offers to bear the expense.
Boston, which stands fifth, awaits the
result in the hope that St. Loui will
be set below her and that Cleveland
will not step up. Then the New Eng
land port would gain fourth place
without a struggle.
St. Louis and Boston had been
growing at about equal pace until
1910, the former city having a lead of
16,4 44 in that year, but in 1912 Bos
ton annexed Hyde Park with 15,507
people and this year's estimate places
St. Louis only S49 ahead. The growth
within their old limits has been neck
and neck, Boston having gained not
quite 110,000 and St. Louis not quite
112,000 between 1900 and 1910 st
Louis has the advantage of a larger
municipal area, 61.37 square miles to
Boston's 51 square miles, but Boston's
apparent growth is restricted hv the
reluctance of other municinaiitie
niLnin tne metropolitan area to con
solidate. Within a radius of ten miles
l f tYta ... . ,
....c iiuoLuii omienouse is 40 per
-cnt 01 tne population of Massachu
setts, which Is, to all intents, a part of
fusion and is included in it for wate
sewer and park oumoses.
Cleveland is one of the moat roniiv
siumiig cities in tne country, owing to
development of the steel, ore, coal and
lake shipping industries and t n mnrw
factories in other lines. Its hopes of
'"K ootn Bi. Louis and Boston are
based on its gain of 179,000 in popu
lation between 1900 and 1910. This
left it 110,000 behind Boston, but this
year's estimate added more than 106,-
uusura, nowever, gained 75.000
and St. Louis gained 58,000, so that
eacn is aoout 88.000 ahead of ri.
land. The latter city is gaining so
rapidly on its rivals that it may over
take one or both of them in ten years
unless they put on a spurt. Their- ,
of growth is shown by the following
St. Louis. .
Boston. . . .
1900. 1910. 1915.
070.238 687.629 745.KSS
S0.S2 670,585 745 13!)
3S1.768 560.663 656.975
Baltimore also is hornmln iUi-maj
lest Pittsburg and Detroit push her
uvwi irom seventh to eighth or ninth
nlana v. .1 ....... 1 . . . . . .
' Dccna autnoniy to annex
ner suDurbs. Plttsburtr has ann.d
Allegheny and other suburbs and is
Browing iast as the steel, trlaas at,
eieciricai industries grow. Detroit
aiso nas experienced mat pmaiuinn
inrougn manufacture of automobiles
and almost rivals Cleveland in rate of
increase in population. The close race
among tnese tnree cities is shown by
Ptttsburer --.1 mo
Detroit -. .". 285)704
t..03 571. S4
Although the newer cities have.
greater facility of annexing suburbs
than those of the Atlantic Coast,
where interests and associations have
grown up about separate mnnicinaii-
ties, they have further advantages
They are close to sources of raw ma
terial ior manufacture and on the
elites nave Inland navigation. The
growth of such cities as Cleveland and
Detroit is a result of the westward
movement of the population center
As the Pacific Coast and lnier.mn..n.
tain states fill up when immigration
comes directly to the west coast from
Europe, the center of population will
gradually travel towards the geo
graphical center of the country.
DISSECTING A PORTRAIT.
New York is somewhat wrought ud
over an action which has been
brought by Henry Huntington against
a well-known firm of art dealers.
Even in that city of lavish events a
suit involving $100,000 paid for a sin
gle painting creates considerable stir,
for if there is any one thing that ap
peals to the esthetic soul of New York
it is a scandal having to do with some
eminent social light and his expensive
nouuies. Jtiuntington is an agreeable
person with considerable money and a
penchant for art treasures. This last-
named attribute he acquired unaided,
although there are evidences that he
requires assistance if he would avoid
the pitfalls that are laid by designing
artisans for wealthy and unsophisti
cated American connoisseurs.
Huntington s DrinciDal activities it
the present time center about the tajik
of securing the return of $100,000
which he says was taken from him
under false pretenses. He bought a
Romney. "The Portrait of Two Ti
dies," for the price named, and now
he is advised by obliginsr urt that
the work is bogus. Not Romney, but
some ingenious dauber who could imi
tate but not create, is credited with
execution of Huntington's Romney.
The art dealers, of course, stand their
ground and declare that the painting
is bona fide. They show that Hunt
ington had an ample array of exDerts
pass uopn the canvas before he wrote
his check In six figures covering its
purchase price. So they absolutely
refuse to take the painting back or
to refund a single penny of Hunting
ton's money. ,
Naturally, the outcome of this in
teresting suit will depend - upon the
bulk of expert testimony. Without
doubt Mr. Huntington will be able to
prove by his experts that Romney did
not paint the canvas. The art "firm,
on the other hand, will be able to
show that the work reveals all the
stampmarks of Romney genuineness.
It is said that Mr. Huntington bases
his claim on the fact that the can
vas purports to represent a society
matron of Romney's time, together
with her sister, whereas the Hunting
ton picture shows no resemblance to
those worthy ladies.
But when the experts get through
it is doubtful if Judge and jury will be
any the wiser. Proving that a paint
ing Is or isn't a genuine Romney is a
difficult task, so long as the Imitation
is cleverly executed. It might be
easier with one of the old Dutch or
Italian masters, or even with the,
deeper artists of the English school.
Yet whoever buys a Romney does so
at his peril, for Romney's is a style
that lends itself Teadily to simulation
by the clever rogues who haunt Pa
risian garrets or who did before the
French started drafting for the war.
George Romney was an energetic
worker and a prolific producer. When
he first emerged from poverty and
gained a following, his lust for busi
ness was so strong that he used to ply
his brushes from early morn until
midnight. Six sittings in a single day
were not uncommon in the heyday of
this budding genius. Furthermore,
his paintings went for a few pounds
sterling each and were scattered to
the four winds.
But Romney was an artist in the
fullest sense of the word. Some way
or other he has distanced his erst
while enemy. Sir Joshua Reynolds, In
popular esteem, and possibly has a
wider popularity than his other main
contemporary, Gainsborough. But,
putting aside the secrets of his suc
cess and power for a moment. It must
be admitted that this ingenious son of
a carpenter had many crudities in his
technique. He was a good draftsman
and an agreeable colorist, but his
knowledge of anatomy was defective
and he frequently indulged in florid
flesh tints and harsh contours. His
palette gave none of those warm
keyed pigments of Reynolds and
Gainsborough, nor was he provided
with a depth which permitted him to
gauge the significance of an object or
of nature. He got no farther than
the external, although in this In en
hancing the beauty of woman, in re
senting the simplicity of little chil
dren he was in a class oult hv v,i
Such an artist is a 1ov and a vnM
mine at once for the clever imitator.
The bouI which an artist Hft.j
the genius to peer beneath the surface
01 tnings might put into a canvas nre-
sents difficulties insurmountable for
me imitator. The fraud wnM he
.. mm 01 detection. But not so with
the painter of externals, unless he had
mastered the golden secret or tViA
Venetians and produced a mastery of
vTi .-, wn,cn could not be followed
""""icy nao never so much as
miempieo, and the analysis of ni.
ments will give no clew in the Hunt
Another Romney fallibility which
will aid the defendant art dealers in
their case is the Romney absence of
characterization. His women have a
sameness. You who have seen one
real Romney have seen many. She
. ..reaiure or well-penciled eye
meiting eyes, warm, soft,
curved lips. In common with a whole
colony of portrait painters from Boti
celli to Burne-Jones. he seems to have
been haunted by one face. The same
"a.,, ,r lrait, marks our own
Wenzel, with whose illustrations near
ly every one is familiar. Gibson is a
victim of the same habit to a marked
.5?tUr,an'' the Hntington Romney
will be found to have these attributes.
They lend themselves to ready Imita-
1..U11. Clever rogues who can fool
connoisseurs with bogus Louis Qua
.eD mprairiea and the -worm-eaten
panels of the Italian masters would
find mere child's nlav In n.u.
a Homnjtir . ' . . . , ft
ana innes were suc
cessfully imitated in their lifetime T
Sidney Cooper once rennrtert ih.t t
going over a purported collection of
his works he found more than 200 of
his paintings which he had never
painted. So how can Romnev Kn.
escape? The only hope of Hunting
ton s experts is that they will be able
mm evidence in the brush work
.Naturally, the imitator cannot simu
late the spontaneity of the painter's
orusn strokes. But such refinements
y 1 suffice to impress the
.u.irj ijpe or stolid judge and Jury.
.1,, .. eIy enouh that Huntington
"... ,.ve to regret that he doubted the
painting. Had he not raised the
portrait of Two Ladles"
might have stood unchallenged .
contribution to Romnev's to
Rightfully so, perhaps.
ine business of Kingmaker is r.ot
a success in the United States. The
tZ J 0 sooner firmly . installed
than he becomes lndenendent in .,
attitude toward his maker, and the
latter proceeds to r..,n 1,1 j
..I the "Perience of Roosevelt
".m xaii. ana it is now that of Bryan
with Wilson. Klnirs ha .1.
been inclined to turn on their makers,
who try then to unmake them. That
was the case with Kino- ith -...)
and Warwick. But Bryan should not
'i6 irarBKK'g finish.
Tt rlQl tl i y,
--.-..vjk.o uiaL uarranza solnlera
were the principal offenders in the
.. ...s Americans at Agua Prieta,
villa s troops were much mor-e
siderate of American interests, despite
the fact that American sympathy was
directed against them. But no mat
ter. A blundering mess has been
made of the whole Mexican problem
by the present Administration and we
must look to the not distant future
.ui a uennue and efficient policy.
threats that firing on Americans
would involve retaliation In kind by
American troops, no such drastic ac
tion was taken, despite the casualties
Ul 1 HZft-ft mnrlA a-ain.
"ua B'"e or tne international hnj.
ary. The American officers knew bet
ter than to violate the fundamental
vu.iiipies or Wilson dlnlomarv tc-k.
the bluff fails quit.
Prini-a T .. i
v j.ue.uw Bars rue wo
...uoi continue ana that Germans in
fight to a finish. Inasmuch a the
allies take the same view of th. mat
ter, mere is an excellent prospect of
. ii.i-.-up oeiore tne thing is over.
Orozco's confession ma v .
Huerta to spend a longterm in an
American prison, but that would not
satisfy Carranza. Nothing but the ex
dictator's life would gratify his venge-
Aith Thanksgiving day on the hori
zon we can be thankful, at least, that
things aren't a lot worse than they
are In the world.
Oregon will return from the San
Francisco fair loaded with honors. It
is the state which excels in many
With a majority of only 671 In
Kentucky, Democrats tremble for
their control of that state next year.
Commissioner Riggs, of the Philip
pine Islands, could not endure Bryan
ism in practical operation..
Lament of the Indian
Chlpf SlolaktB. Krlrnd mt Wkltva la
Earljr Day. Monrna Loaa of Klrkli
That Civilisation Canard.
Chief Sluiskin. swarthy leader of the
Yakima Indians when that and other
tribes were pursuing an eventful and
picturesque career in the Pacific North
west, late in his interesting life has
told a story. It is typically an Indian
story, but It was told with a grandeur
of sentiment and stoical repression of
emotion to a reporter for the Tacoma
Ledger, and it chronicled the first as
cent up Mount Tacoma (Rainier) by
white men. This ascent was made by
General Hazzard Stevens, son of Isaac
L Stevens. Governor of Washington In
territorial days, and P. B. Van Trump,
in 170. when Chief Sluiskin in all his
primitive glorr still held reign over
the historic Yakimas.
It was a mountain climb that the
white men no doubt long remembered,
and it was filled with offices of kind
ness lavished on them by Chief Sluis
kin, against the warnings and admoni
tions of his followers and chteftlans of
other tribes who feared the white men
had come of no good intention. That
ascent up Mount Rainier was the fore
runner of the heavy influx of settlers
and tourists which came in time to
mark the history of that corner of the
Pacific Northwest; an Influx which was
to drive Indians and game before it and
change in many respects the conditions
of the firtt Americans who had gradu
ally been driven toward the Pacific
Ocean by the encroachment of civiliza
tion. Sluiskin was a gallant chieftain then,
almost half a century ago. He had
never tolfi his story until a few days
ago when, shorn of his reigning glory,
the last of the Yakimas being few and
far between, and poverty having re
placed his affluence of earlier days, he
told It In justification of a claim, in
defence of identity, in settlement of a
controversy, and in chagrined attitude
over a chastisement, fancied or real, at
the hands of agents of "the Great
In the doorway of his modest ranch
home near Parker, Wash., Sluiskin. now
wrinkled and bent, little lookinsr thj
chieftain who had dined in state in
fashionable hotels in the East with
Colonel Roosevelt and others, sat as he
talked to Miss Seoster Anton. He spoke
or General Stevens lovingly, as "Ste
vens' boy." because Stevens had be
come a treat friend of his. Mr. Van
xrump he referred to as "Boston Man.
and singularly enough, it was with the
knowledge that Van Trump at this late
day seems to doubt that the Sluiskin
of Parker, Wash., was the Chief Sluls
kin of 1870 who guided them through
tne rich game haunts of Mount Tacom
Sluiskin recalled how. when he ruled
over rich hunting lands unmolested, he
led the white men up the fascinating
neignts or tne great mountain, but his
story was tuned, in tragedy, because
today it reminds him more keenly of
tne "devastation" of civilization; of the
steadily Diminishing rights of the In
dian and of the narrow and rocky do
main that had replaced the unlimited
lands of half a century ago.
On that rugged trail in 1870 Sluiskin
and his white friends saw deer and
other fleet game dancing in abundance
over the crags and peaks, and salmon
glistened like gems In the laughing
waters of the vast almost virgin do
main. It was the game and abundance
that made the Yakimas happy and
made it a land of plenty for Sluiskin.
But today these things are no more
and he told of ushering the white men
to his dominions with a poignancy of
grief over the fate of his vanishing
race that was touching and convinc
ing. Then the game was his and free.
Today it was not. He has the "white
paper" which gave to him and his tribe
game and fishing rights forever, but
the "white paper" has brought black
days. Ha has been told he must not
hunt and fish at will. The law has
taken his lands r.nd his game, and his
sport, too. The "white paper" is no
longer good. True, he says, the law
has given ' him his "eighty acres of
rock" to farm, but "I have hunted all
my life over the lands of my fathers.
Can I farm now?" he asks.
Sluiskin's memory extends back even
to the time of the signing of . the
Stevens treaty, writes Miss Anton in
her interesting narrative. "It was
many snows ago." says Sluiskin drear
ily. "Perhaps as many as 60 snows ago.
I am old now and cannot count it back.
They signed the treaty in the Valley
of the Walla Walla. The blankets
which were given to the Indians were
stretched out for 200 yards. It was
there 1 met Stevens' boy, and there 1
saw the treaty which said we should
hunt in the hills and fish in the waters
of the Columbia forever. But it is
white man's law and what is that? It
changes as the wlna. I wish we lived
once more under the Indians' law and
had the game again. I saw the treaty
signed. They gave the Indians some of
the money for the land, but they did
not give them all. They have some of
the Indians' money yet lots of money
which belongs to the Indians."
When the white explorers and game
seekers came the country was rich.
Chief Sluiskin says. In his own ap
pealing way. directly asking nothing,
but indirectly asking much, he pictures'
the destitution of his race now. "They
(the whlto men) have driven the game
away ana now tney drive us, too," he
laments. But, still he stays on his
eignty acres of rock." occasional! v ro
Ing to Washington to ask for the tarrtv
justice for him and the few remaining
The day Sluiskin rehearsed his story
Boomy one for him and his
household. The capture of several of
nis range horses, for whose recovery he
would have to pay $58. which he did
not have, had din tressed him. He
grieved over the altercation he had had
recently with rangers of the National
rara. wnc sought to Interfere with hi.
Sluiskin has coma to fear the white
man. not with active resistance, as his
iouower3 long ago advised, but with
an almost dogged resignation to fate.
nis teaiures were firm as he told ho
50 years ago, then a healthy buck of
.u ou.iimers. ne lea starvlhe whlixm..
and showed the few, at first, over the
way, wnicn, later, the manv were to
trespass and drive him from his natural
home. He told the story with the one
hope that it might be instrumental in
restoring rights to htm and those of his
r wno snail live after him. Tio.
doubtedly his story is a contribution to
history, but It Is as fraught with tr.--
edy as it is fragrant with memories.
Her Huaband'a Israaie.
"Why did she leave her husband?"
He lost all his money." "How?" -i..
Gleams Through the Mist
By Deaa Colltna.
The Land Saow'a Laat Week.'
The stac at eve had drunk his fill
Of products from the vat. and atlll.
And atlll was coins pretty fair.
With no thought of bis midnight lair.
When there before the tavern door agape
Went rambling down the street a shining
A- sandwich man, whose ample board pro
claimed The Land Show, with Its pumpkin, corn and
There is an ancient mariner.
Who stoppeth one of three;
"By thy long beard." exclaimed the Stag,
"Now wherefore stopst thou me?
"The suds are set. the guests are met.
And I can hear them cry: ,
Oh. go and drag the Jolly Stag
Inside and make him buy.'
"But as the foaming schooners "gan to slide
Across, a voice outside the tavern cried:
There Is a Land Show down the street
So wherefore by the blazoned bar abide T '
He holds him with his glittering eye.
He cannot choose but hear:
"Come to the Show and I will buy
A 1916 beer.
"A beer that can with logic absolute
The arguments of all the dry. confute.
Because It Is so shy of alcohol
That the per cent one scarcely can compute."
At that the Stag, profoundly
By the nine gods he swore
That he'd forsake the tavern
And linger there no more.
By the nine gods he swore It.
And in the twilight glow .
The ancient mariner and he
Walked arm In arm. In childish glee.
To the Land Products Show.
"Sir," said the Courteous Office Bov,
and stopped them on the street, "could
I but Join you In your joy, my fortune
"Come on," they said with cordial
The C. O. B. was taken in; and as
adown the street they went, his eye
upon the Stag he bent, and said;
"I very well can see the show will
profit you and me, but 'twill be use
less,' I infer, for this here ancient mari
ner." "How so?" they asked, and he replied:
"It is a Land Show there inside, and
that's no place, unless I err, for any
ancient mariner." '
Fifteen men jumped onto his chest.
(Yo-ho-ho and a loganberry rlckey)
At the ancient mariner's behest.
(Yo-ho-ho and a loganberry rlckey)
And they Jumped upon him in fiendish glae
And at every Jump they hollered. Wheal
We won't take that from the C. O. B."
(Yo-ho-ho and a loganberry rlckey).
And then they wandered to and fro,
through alcoves, aisles and wings they
saw the manufacturers all demonstrat
ing things, with all their skill and all
their might; they told how life might be
made bright and everything on earth
set right by various goods displayed
And as they clamored to the crowd
the burden of their lay unto the Stag
did ring aloud and sounded much this
BlgR-eat show west of St. Paul
This is our new folding table
This Is the best chance of all
Why, that stuffs stouter' than cable
This Is our new folding table
Look at that mutt over there
Why, that stuff's stouter than cable
Guaranteed savior of hair
Look at that mutt over there
Sample of salad ? Yes. madam
Guaranteed savior of hair
That guy sure acts like he had 'era
Sample of salad there, madam
This Is the N'ever-wear tire
That guy aure looks like he had 'em
Hey. hang that rug a bit higher
This is the Never-wear tire
Go tell your troubles to Bateham
Hey, hang that rug a bit higher
Don't steer me to 'em. I hate 'em
Go tell your troubles to Bateham
All wool and all guaranteed
Don't steer me to 'em. 1 hate 'em
This bread Is made from hemp seed
All wool and guaranteed
Where in the deuce ia Al Black?
This bread is made from hemp seed
Who pinned that thing on my back?
Where In the deuce is AI Black?
Cider, fresh Hood River cider
Who pinned that thing on my back?
Simple! A baby could guide 'er
Cider, fresh Hood River cider
Now, sir, this stump-pulling truck
Simple! A baby could guide 'er
Where did you pick up that duck?
Now, sir, this stump-pulling truck
Hurry, boys, there cornea the band
Where did you pick up that duck?
Now. If you want tater land
Hurry, boys, here comes the band
This Is the best chance of all
Now, if you want tater land
Biggest show west of St. Paul.
And through the corn show then
they went and saw the riDeneri ears.
and they were quite delighted with the
corn booth shown by Farmer Smith,
with corn stalks piled in tiers.
And they did cast enraptured gaze
on Gale's booth full of flame tokays.
and paused to talk of everything with
Asahel, the tater king, and begged an
apple, perfume-laden, from the booth
run by Mrs. Braden, and several Dears
and prunes for lunch they got. from
Meachem and his bunch.
And so they wandered on for Quite a
spell, and all went merry as a marriage
Breathes there a man with soul so dead
Me nasn-t got It In his head
Before this week shall pass to go
And take In the Land Producta Show?
If such there be. go mark him well
And send him round and I will tell
The thrilling story, by his leave.
About the Jolly stag at eve.
Who left his wonted revelry
And wandered out that Show to see.
And found to his intense delight
It was a darned good show all right.
Wkere to Find Good Mate.
PORTLAND, Nov. 6. (To the Edi
tor.) From time to time The Orego
nlan has published letters from the
"Unlucky Grabbaggers." and I can see
no reason for their hard luck stories.
If these unhappy persons would Join
a church or church club, or become in
terested enough in Sunday schools to
associate with this class of people, I
believe they would experience no dif
ficulty or embarrassment matrimoni
ally. In this way one would not only -be
helping himself, but he would be a
unit In God's army for the betterment
of his fellow beings, and thua accom
plish a twofold service.
B. C. LEWIS.
Ia Game of Pitch.
BARLOW, Or., Nov. 5 (To the Edi
tor.) In a game of pitch or cinch A
has eight and bids three and makes
high, low, game, and B has ten and
makes the Jack and 11 is counted the
game. Who would be the winner?
Bidder goes out '