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THE WEATHER ;
Oregon, Washington, Jdaho Rain.
LAW!, LAW!!, LAWL
The avalanche of new Oregon law
is moving . down npon the devoted
people of this State from the Legis
lative mountain at Salem.
Like all avalanches it moves slowly
at first, and in the first ten days of its
eruptive activity it has thrown out
but 253 new bills (up to last Friday
noon) and 165 resolutions, petitions
and memorials, single, and joint,(be
sides 21 bills up on the Governor's
vto), or a total of 418 matters to be
disposed of; and thirty days of time
in which to "get busy."
Are the people law-mad as well as
money-mad? If not, they soon must
be if this course is to be pursued
many more years. The codes are now
a mass of conflict and confusion as to
the precedence and effect of the myr
iad laws already in existence; and
with the people taking a hand, upon
initiative and referendum bases, Hea
ven alone knows where the insane
farce is to end.
As the statutes stand today, in Ore
gon, and in nearly every State in the
Union, the law is one vast juggle; is
fast losing caste with the people, who
are laughing at it and its makers ana
expounders, as the monster farce of
Most men want to re-
spect and observe tne lawana au
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for the matter of that) but if this
for tne matter oi inavj um u
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deluge ot inconsequential stun u iu
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be kept going through the years, and
no attempt is ma to m.m.iy, qua.-
ify. or clarify the code, it wiU become
the bane of human existence and the
dignity of it will have vanished.
As it is the very name and status of
Leeislatures of the land are be-
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come, stench in tne ost us o ,
ing men; desp.te tne fact that many
a good man is sent there to be sacri
ficed with the majorities that are un-
ficed with the majorities mat are ..-
der suspicion or conviction; and the
laws emanating from such sources
as to quality, and quantity, are not
given the ready and requisite accept
ance they would be entitled to under
more righteous conditions.
When it comes to terms and their
use in the legal and diplomatic fields,
we believe in employing the softer
but none the less effective, periods,
that persuade and pacify and placate:
For instance, in immigration matters,
it is just as easy to talk of regulation
as it is of restriction; both terms are
practically identical in effect,(if the
effect is urged far enough), and they
do nofdo violence to the delicate sen
sibilities of the foreigner, whose ex
quisitely delicate sensibilities, by
the way, cost ths Government some
60 to SO millions annually, to cherish
and gratify. :
Why not regulate immigration each
year? Why not ascertain the limits
by due inquiry into the trades and
businesses and commerce of the na
tion and say just how much they can
stand by vay of access in certain
Hues of foreign participation, and reg
ulate the hing down to the ground.
There may come years when no single
man from abroad can be admitted;
there may be congested conditions
that will obviate hi coming for sever
al yers, in which case he is benefitt
ed by being barred from a worse
field than the one he is thinking of
leaving; and regulation would rob
obstruction and deprivation of half
the sting that now carries on the point
of restriction. .
Regulation does not necessarily re
strict; and then again it does; but re
striction does restrict(if it does any-
nd does not regulate nearly
so completely as it might. Regulation
w - .
is ihe more conservative process ?nd
does not hurt tne (ee.itigs so Keeniy
as the more imperative figure of
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THE J. S. BELLINGER CO.
salmon fisheries ought to be placed
hrvond the cavilincs of commercial
high-binders and made safe against
the momentary dollar of profit. The
callinsr and the trade are not matters
of this year, nor of a hundred years
to come; they are of, and for, all time,
if common-sense ever supervenes and
the culture and disposition of the ftsh
are given the protection and encour
agement they are entitled to. There
is but one source from which to draw
such guardianship and maintenance,
and have it respected by all concerned
including the wheel and the trap bar
ons, and that is the United States gov
ernment They will never respect
Such a step, provided we could get
the Government to take over the im
mense trust, would instantly level all
irregularities, even uo all claims.
dose all differences, make all hands
amenable to the best and most scien
Utile handling of the business, in all
its departments, and stop forever the
wretched injustices that have done so
much to hamper and ruin the craft
the trade. A strong hand is needed in
the final and successful disposal of
the issues that have been raised and
Uncle Sam's hand is the stoutest we
know of. Once he assumes control
of the business there will be a notable
slump in the arrogance of some of
the people who are now slamming
their way through the rights and
wrongs of the lesser interests in the
industry, and they will be taught some
lessons in the care, culture and pres
- . .
ervation of a splendid business that
they are devotedly ignoring just now;
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learn something of value in their call-
I! J r:. L it Ttie thinae
MW'y 9f. th9t Govern-
mem control oi mc umicucj win iv,-
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boundaries and banish them entirely
from the bases of new action and
, huge actor in avor
. ption of the great
Mr. Bryan says he was defeated in
the last two days of the campaign.
What a quickstep must have been ex
ecuted by that plurality of 1,244,494.
Impulsive insanity is the latest style
of defense for wealthy clients in mur
der cases. The experts have not yet
explained its points of difference from
Smaller feminine hats are promised
but it will probably be some time be-
e the undulatory movement of the
head in going through a street car
door will disappear.
Paul Revere's ride has been dis
puted. That of Theodore Roosevelt,
to the jingle of icicles, is well authen
ticated. It covered ninety-eight miles,
and there was no nature-faking about
two miles more.
It is suggested that the tarriff be
taken out of politics. This event will
haooen when Congress finds itself
able to ignore the subjects of public
revenue and prosperity, and forgets
its constitutional duty.
WHO OWNS THE WATER.
The same organization which has
alreadv exploited the other natural
resources of the country for personal
pain is now doing its audacious and
crafty best to secure control also of
the water. And unless the public
iloes wake up-and wakes in wrath
sternly determined to protect forever
the remnant of its birthright-twenty
five years will add to the present
peerage of Ironmasters, Coal Kings,
Land Ba.ons, and Petroleum Princes
a vastly greater list of Monarchs of
to vasw giv.
WatCf An(, an aristocracy 0 wealth
based on H20 s more dangerous
than any other; coal r0)( coppcri
and au 0jj deposits will gome day be
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exhausted; properly conserved the
water supply will last forever and
wealth based on its control will go on
Teddy In Jungleland-'Xook Who1 Here!"
The Jig Saw Pruuue u tne
will then be able to discover "who'i
To the myopic and indifferent pub
lic the idea of a few men getting con
trol nf the water supply and of draw
ing vast wealth from that control
will sound like the foolish wail oi a
crack-brained sensationalist; it will
arouse only a fatuous smile of ignor
ant contempt But the readers of
this magazine have heard of the turb
ine water-wheel; they know what is
meant by the long distance transmis
sion of electric power; they are able
to realize what it means to hand over,
forever, as a free gift to a little coterie
of men the absolute control ot tne in-
calcuable power developed by the riv
ers and streams of the Lnited Mates.
And-pray God-once they do under
stand the situation, they will not
smile, but smite. The Congress of
the United States and the legislatures
of the various states are the danger
points which must be constantly
watched if the people are to be saved
from spoliation. -
When the first cost of a water-power
development and distribution plant
have been met, it will put the richest
gold mine to shame in the potent mat
ter of profits. In the latter case the
supply of ore must be continually dug
from deeper and deeper levels; this
ore must be crushed and the gold ex
tracted at a considerable cost for lab
or and materials; and every night the
nine-owner goes to bed with the fear
that on the morrow his rich veins may
be pinched out into a stratum of wor
thless schist. The owner of a water
power, on the other hand, if the water
shed of a stream which he controls
is properly protected-and this work
the people will be forced, for compell
ing reasons, to do at their own ex
pense, no matter who gets the inci
dental benefit-may sit snugly at home,
knowing that at no cost for raw mate
rials; no cost of manufacture or for
!bor-save the trifle required for the
upkeep and management of his plant
his spinning turbines will deliver
every day and twenty-four hours each
day two, five, ten thousand horsCpow
er, available any where within two
hundred miles at the end of a copper
wire the size of a man's thumb. And
n any market such" power is worth
uowards of twenty dollars per year
for each unit. Most comfortable of
all, the happy owner of a perpetual
water power franchise rests secure
in the certainty that, humanly speak
insr. the golden stream will to the end
of time pour its forty, hundred or two
hundred thousand dollars a year into
the distant money bags of, his most
remote descendants.-Technical World
Fever cores and old chronic sores
should no? be healed entirely, but
should be kept in healthy condition.
This can be done by applying Cham
berlain's salve. This salve has no
superior for this purpose. It is also
most excellent for chapped hands,
sore nipples, burns and diseases of
the skin. For sale bv Frank Hatt
and leading druggists. '
Stomach Trouble CurL
If you have any trouble with your
should take Chamber
lain's stomach and liver tablets. Mr.
J. P. Klots of Edina, Mo., says: "I
have used a great many different med
icines for stomach trouble, out lino
rtiamtn.r1iiin's stomach and liver tab
lets more beneficial than any other
remedy I ever used, for sale Dy
Frank Hart and leading druggist
THE MORNING ASTOItlAN, ASTOU1A, OREGON.
Copyright, 1909, by the Amwioan rrw.
latest crate, iry mus ono. miui
t arfniiir nt nut the
HAS A REPUTATION AS
"BUY SID II"
PRESIDENT IS MOST STRIKING
PROTOTYPE OF REVOLU
WASHINGTON. Jan. 23-Theo-
jdore Roosevelt in his seven odd years
) of ups and downs as Fresident of the
jUnited States has earned a reputation
las a "many-sided man" equal to that
of Benjamin Franklin. Certainly in
this respect the President is the most
striking prototype of the revolution
ary statesman-philosopher in public
life today. Amid the stirring events
of the last two or three years, when
the "big stick" has been frequently
employed to deal sturdy blows here
and there regardless of person or
politics, the Chief Executives ability
to adapt himself to any and all condi
tions has been displayed in noteworthy
style, it a quality that has won
him more friends than enemies, which
would make him seem worthy of emu
lation by his able successor,
i Take, for instance, the President's
.ecepaot of Samuel Gompers at the
White House. True it is incumbent
upon any Chief Executive to make a
show of cordiality to iriends and en
emies alike, but who other than Theo
dore Roosevelt would receive on terms
of easy, disarming friendliness so im
placable foe as the President of .the
American Federation of Labor has
shown himself to be? One has only
to refer to certain passages, violent,
vindicative, car-splitting, news-making
between this distinguished pair during
the November Presidential campaign
to reason properly that they should
stand today as bittci, unforgiving,
warring enemies. Not so with Mr.
Roosevelt. Tales coming from the
White House apropos that recent
memorable meeting between Mr.
Roosevelt, Mr. Gompers, and his fel
low labor leaders tell of something
approaching a "love feast."
Mr. Gompers, whether his heart
was in his mouth or whether it pulsat
ed normally from behind its accuse
tomed rib. foreot either andfer or fear
when he crossed the Presidential
threshold and came within the spell
of the Rooseveltian smile. Instead
of greeting a lurking enemy, he found
a brother; yes, a smiling, beaming
brother there with a warm handclasp
and ready to let bygones' be bygones.
There was no knife-behind-the back
truce about this meeting; nor could it
be called a "reconciliation." Just a
sweet, nerve-soothing meeting as if
between old froends, and a spirit of
comaradcrie hung in the atmosphere
that even Secretary Loeb, Jr., exuded.
Same wav with Senator Foraker
and Mr. Harriman, if they only cared
to experiment with this side of the
President's character. Everybody
who has read of the distinguished
Ohioan's noisy, demonstrative defence
of the black soldiers who "shot up"
Rrownsville, Tex., his defiance of the
"Big Stick";" his declarations against
and denunciations of .the. Execu
nlntnra AS thick
nieces with a Hair of lieart la case
tives "unconstitutional usurpation oi
power," has naturally" assumed, when
Mr. Roosevelt called his favorite
weapon of offence and defence, the
much heralded "Big Stick," into play,
that he bore his Senatorial opponent
the most intense hatred possible. Not
n with Mr. Roosevelt. For those
scars of political warcfare be has in
flicted on the Ohioan, admitedly done
with malice and aforethought, as most
everybody believes, the President
stands ever-ready to administer a
soothing balm, if Mr. Foraker would
only visit the White House.
The same warm hind that greeted
Mr. Gompers likewise would be ex
tended to Senator Foraker. He
would find the "big stick" laid aside
for the time, reposing for want of ac
tion in some dai k corner of the Execu
tive office. Temporarily the inscrip
tion of that weapon would be missing
from the Presidential coat-of-arms,
and in its place would be found some
thing symbolic of peace and good-will.
Despite their little differences of opin
ion as to men and issues, Mr. Rooie
velt has always entertained, and fre
quently expressed to newspaper men,
a sneaking admiration lor air. ror
aker's fine powers. Though there are
some who doubt it, he thinks the Ohio
statesman's abilities and his services
ittfthe nation outweigh his lapse. Yes,
frankly, if the Senator went to the
White House today he would be re
ceived as are all others, friends and
foes, with open arms.
Nor would Mr. Harriman fare dif
ferently. Now these two have quar
relled, and quarrelled bitterly, as 'tht
public well knows. Their friendship
has certainly been put to the "acid
test,1" but Mr. Roosevelt admires abil
ity in railroad management as he does
achievement in the Senate, and that
counts in the scale of friendship with
him. Senator Tillman hit the nail on
the head the other day in the Senate
when he refferred to Mr. Harriman
as 'the President's dear friend Harri
man." That is, he literally, though
unwittingly, spoke the truth, for if
the railroad magnate, no matter how
rumpled his feelings at present, only
came again to the White House and
stood for a moment under the warm
rays of the famous Presidential smile
there would be no resisting. He, too,
would feel this side of the many-sided
The Pure Food Law.
Secretary Wilson says, "One of the
objects of the law is to inform the
consumer of the prescence of certain
harmful drugs in medicines." The
law requires that the amount of chlo
roform, opium, morphine, and other
habit formi.ig drugs be stated on the
label of each bottle. The manufac
turers of Chamberlains cough remedy
have always claimed that their reme
dy did not contain any of these drugs,
and the truth ef this claim is now
fully proven, as no mention .of them
is made on the label. 1 his remedy ts
not onlv one of the safest, but one of
the best in use for coughs and colds.
Its value has been proven beyond
question during !ie many years it has
been in general use. For sale by
Frank Hart and leading druggists.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE J5ROMO Quinine
Tablets. Druggists refund money if
it fails to cure. E W GROVE'S
signature is on each box 25c.
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Oliver Chilled Houghs
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