Editorial Page of TEe Journal PORTLAND. OREGON. 8ATURDAY. AUGUST 27, 1904. THE OREOON DAILY AN C. A JACKSON Published every evening (except Sunday) and every Bandar morning at The streets, Portland, Oregon. THE COMING OF THE FROM NOW ON till the middle of September there will be many Knights Templar vlaltora In Port land. They are on their way to San Francisco to attend the triennial conclave which will be held there September 6, T and 8. Meanwhile nearly all the dele gations have chartered special trains and arranged itin eraries which will embrace a great part of the country. Many of the delegates from the far east nave taken the northern routes through Canada, making their way through Seattle and Portland to San Francisco and re turning by the southern routes. Others come here by way of the Yellowstone park. In the midwest sections hun dreds of others come by the direct route to Portland and thence make their way to San Francisco or go direct to San Francisco and return home by Portland. This is one of the greatest of all events among the secret societies. The men composing the Templars are repre sentative citizens from wherever they may hall. They are men of substance, character and standing who look for ward to these triennial trips aa genuine events for which they are willing to pay the price whatever it may be. At ovary point along the road where a stop is made they are assured a wans welcome. At some previous period they themselves have dispensed hospitality to visitors from other parts of the country and these in turn now seek to return these courtesies with interest. In this respect the Portland Templars may be relied upon to do their full hare and such of the Templars aa have so far corns. here have had reason to go on their way rejoicing. Incidentally the visit of the Templars will be of great value In spreading Information about the Lewis and Clark fair. Nearly all the visitors have been much impressed by what they have so far seen and we are inclined to think that, taking everything Into consideration, few cities will leave a pleasant er impression upon them than this 1906 World's fair city. A SIX YEAR PRESIDENTIAL TERM. IT IS next to impossible to secure an amendment to the federal constitution and on the whole It Is well that U la. The constitution was made practically for all time; if It were easy to amend it It would be amended to meet conditions that sooner or later changed and In the course of (time the Instrument would become a hodgepodge and patchwork. ' But an amendment which requires a two thirds vote in both bouses of congress and a subsequent ratification by three fourths of the states is never given Impulsively and to this circumstance do we owe the sta bility of the great document bequeathed to us by the founders of the government. L The business men of . Chicago are now circulating a pe tition asking for the submission of an amendment to the constitution of the United States extending the presiden tial term from four tq six years and prohibiting the re nomtnation of a president for a second successive term. It Is said that 99 out of every 100 business men to whom it is presented are signing it. The petition proceeds to re cite that a presidential campaign la a disturbing element, a positive injury to the country. It may be said it ex cites unhealthy and annoying friction along all industrial avenues and calls to the front a horde of falsifying s pout ers who are mere attorneys for this or that party and who for the most part suppress or disguise the truth, even If they know it. There Is doubtless much that can such a movement, although even more might be said with equal force and greater propriety in favor of the popular Instead of legislative election of United States senators. And yet, even while we must confess that a president once elected in the very nature of things must be influenced to a degree by his hope of a popular vindication of his admin istration through a re-election, while we may frankly ad mit that business is disturbed by quadrennial elections, nevertheless there are compensations which perhaps over balance the losses. If the terms are short they bring the president closer In reach of the popular Judgment. If he SUBWAY TATEES. The Man Who Dot It Up to Say la Its wahslf. To the Editor of the New York 8un Dear7 Sir May I beg you aa the chief critic of the Subway tavern, to give me space for what I have here to say 7 It was I who first suggested the enterprise, who persuaded others to furnish the funds, and who have done all the work of organisation and establishment. I am happy to see that none of our sub scribers has recanted after the storm of protest that has beaten about Bishop Potter's head; but whatever happens to the saloon, aa the "instigator" of it I prefer to be its Loeb. If you were merely blaming the bishop as a church dignitary for appearing at our "dedication" I should venture to say nothing. The bishop is amply abls to talk in his own behalf. But you are Baring In substance that our experi ment is worthless I am little concerned aa to whether Episcopalians approve their bishop's course; but I am deeply concerned that this experiment, which he has publicly indorsed, should have an honest chance, and escape misrepresentation during its Initiation. First, as to the criticisms which have appeared In the Sun and other news papers, may I ask these critics whether. In considering the temperance problem, they acknowledge the existence of the 1S.OO0 places in New York City where string drink is soldi Let me ask fur ther, whether they believe there is any possibility of legislating them out of existence; and still further, whether, law or no law. men are going to stop drinking. Is it not true that saloons exist and that men drink? Will not, then, our extremist friends allow me to wrestle with the condition? I shall leave them to wrestle with the theory. I shall be happy if they shall come Into the Subway tavern and snatch the bibulous away from the bar Into the pale of teetotal! im But I shall be un happy if they interfere with my work of snatching the bibulous away from In deeency. immorality and depravity. Are there to be no helping, handa extended to the climbers way up the hillside of continence? In the name of all the wretches in all the groggerles who drink that the proprietor may grow rich as they grow poor, I beg that I may be permitted to help them If I can. I may not raise thsm to the throne where the pure hand of absolutism would deign to touch thsm, but I may Just raise them te their -feet, so that they may walk toward the hasy heights of perfection. Te the good women of the W. C. T. U. let mo reply that I believe la them ex cept aa to their attitude toward the army MalAM mnA their attno on Intoxirat ina: patent medicine drugs. I know that those laities have been urged to attack the hidden drinking In the prohibition communities. where are consumed especialijr. by. women "remedies" and INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL PUBLISHING CO. OFFICIAL, PAPER OP THB CITY OP TEMPLARS. have than to fly to on gold and silver. There was never yet so permanent and great a city built In the midst of mines. Butte is a greater copper camp, a wonderful place, that will endure, too: hut Butte has not the general mineral resources around it that Denver has, and will have, for an Indefinite period. It may be assumed that In course of time the labor troubles in Colorado will somehow be settled; that the time will come when miners can work for good wages and when employers will bar fair and reasonable. The practical needs of the world will require the continuous and pro longed development of that great mineral region of which Denver is the most prominent center. Salt Lake and Denver could not both win. The choice had to be made, and, all in all, it is perhaps best to say that the Judgment of the delegates was good. Yet The Journal will add that It has not a particle of sympathy with the spirit manifested against Salt Lake because It Is the seat of the Mormon church. This spirit, to sum it all up In a word, is utterly un-Christlan, and in such a case is not only unfair, but smacks and smells of mediaeval barbarism and persecution. But let this be dropped, and forgotten, aa nearly as may be. We congratulate Denver, and we are Christian enough to say that we like Salt Lake, and are proud of Its people's friendship. THE JOURNAL has long held that all that Is needed by Portland Is to induce people to come here and the city Itself will do the rest. It Is really sur prising to note the enthusiasm with which visitors regard Portland, Its commercial opportunities, and the chances which it affords for pleasure seekers. While there is an in creasing number of visitors each year from eastern Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho who wisely spend here and on the coast their summer vacations, the delights of the country are hot so well known farther east. Men from Utah and Colorado who have been here attending People living In otpthe be said in favor o "tonics" containing more alcohol than any whisky sold in the Subway tavern. But there they had their loved 'prohibi tion" with its immense and ludicrous hypocrisies, and they turned deaf ears to the Macedonian cry. They turned ears as deaf as they now turn to the Macedonian cry from the Philippines, where drunkenness and disease, follow ing the abolition of the canteen, are hewing down the young manhood of America faster than all the battles and canteens since the insurrection. You, air, work aa hard as the men who come into this tavern for rest, refresh ment and recreation. They do not be grudge your highballs in your club '(if you are not a teetotaler), your book by the lamp or your turn at the billiard table. Are you prepared to say that they will fare no better In the Subway tavern, where they may rest and re fresh themselves in oomfort and de cency, than in the back room rumshop which Is prevalent In parts of this city? Why do you choose your club rather than the glnmlll of Park row? Is Is be cause your club affords you greater ease, better comrades and superior re freshments? Please allow, then the Subway tavern to offer the poor man a club; allow it without questioning the motives of those whose public records and private lives stand for their sin cerity. I had feared that the quaint Mrs. Grannla would approve of the present ventura Her denunciation has relieved an anxiety as great as I would feel to hear that Carrie Nation had beaded for the tavern. And now in true forebearance I must welcome the Salvation Army lassie with her pleading cup Into the Subway tavern and divide with her our "6 per cent"; for she has already come Into the despised place for coppers Those who have gained glory in charity are prone to forget the path of contempt by which they climbed. Seriously, I cannot think that the great generalissimo of the Sal vationists would concur In the words of the local commander. Is the army, too, now rich and great, to forsake the slums? Surely the Booths and Tuckers will not march away from the hearts of the poor. I "have nothing but sympathy with the Christian and other societies that urge men not to drink at all. Rut again, I ask whst is to become of the vast army that do drink? Must they drink drunk or drink sober? Must they drink In In decency or in wholesome environments? Must they drink in debauches or ID ssne and cheerful friendliness? I am not pleased thst the notoriety which has befallen us has increased our sales so largely. I would have preferred thst the experiment be given a chance without the visits of the curious. But at- your editorial says, the curious will fall away, and then we shall see. The fun you are having In the news oris, inns of the Sun has Imposed JOURNAL J NO. P. CARROLL Journal Bull din. Fifth and Yamhill PORTLAND Is playing for a re-election he is not likely to fly In the face of the most mature public judgment and If the people are excited over such events they carry with them the les son that all power after all resides with them, that be tween elections they simply delegate their powers, all of which tends to keep fresh In their minds the Importance of a representative government and the obligation which rests Upon each individual voter. It Is not well to place any public official too far away from the people such as a six-years' presidential term might do. We are inclined to believe, notwithstanding the petition Is being generally signed, that the sober second judgment of the country will in the end oppose this move and still cling to the four-year term, despite some manifest short comings, on the theory that it Is better to bear the ills we those we know not of. DENVER WINS. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, the victory appro priately went to Denver. It was born of mines, has lived oh mines, eats and sleeps and breathes THEY ARE PLEASED WITH PORTLAND. the mining congress have found here precisely what they sought. Living in high and dry altitudes what they most need Is the relaxation which comes from the sea level. This they have found In Portland and with it the heavy atmosphere which they craved and which will do more than medicine to rehabilitate them. the lntermountaln country are learning lesson that when they need rest and relaxation it is unwise to go to their mountains to find It for It can only be found on the coast, Just as some people in Portland are learning that the stimulation which comes from the moun tains so contiguous to us is precisely what they require at certain intervals to keep them thoroughly braced. And so learning this lesson there will be more people each sea son to adopt the sensible expedient of getting from the mountains to the sea" level. Coming here they will find precisely what they need and return to their homes better fitted to face the cares and worries which are Incident to human existence. graver responsibility upon me thsn I ex pected. The widespread criticism of our arrangements has evoked a fixedness of purpose that I might not otherwise have summoned. A week ago I was hoping that the experiment would prove a suc cess. I bad faith In It. Now that you have centered so many thousands of eyes upon us, the experiment must be made to succeed. JOSEPH JOHNSON. JR.. President of the Subway Tavern Com pany. lWTBM AGAINST ROOSEVELT. From the New York World. William G. Choate, lifelong Repub lican, brother of Joseph H. Choate, ambassador to Great Britain, head of the noted law firm of which the am bassador is a member, and a former president of the New York Bar as sociation, has made known to his friends that he cannot support Presi dent Roosevelt for election. His reasons ars Identical with those presented In the formal announcement of the Parker Constitution club, which Is composed of the foremost lawyers of the New York bar. For reasons of delicacy growing out of his brother's official position under a Republican administration, Mr. Choate will not make any formal announce ment of his position, or take any promi nent part In the' campaign. Ha has, however, Indicated that he has the strongest of convictions on the subject of what he regards as the disregard of the constitution by President Roose velt, and believes that all upholders of the constitution should support Judge Parker. Mr. Choate's firm Is one of the roost notable In the city. It Is a hundred years old, and has numbered among its members many of the most brilliant men of the New York bar. Joseph La-, rocque, one of the leading partners in the firm, has also actively declared for Judge Parker, and will do all In his power to bring about his election. Mr. Choate was at his summer home In Connecticut yesterday and could not be seen. His views are very well known, however, among his personal friends with whom he has talked. Mr. Choate was formerly a judge of the United States Court. Complimenting the Bishop. From the New York Sun. It was noon hour and quite a number of workmen had dropped Into the Sub way tavern. He waa a Hibernian, an tique, grlsxled. aeamed. and warped with age, but he shifted his dinner pall with a certain sprlghtllness as he stopped on the way out to light his clay. He eyed the clerk. "I hod a dhrink," he pre faced with dignity. "Me name la Dlnnia Mulcahy. T have th' distinction av beln' th' oldest laborln man in New York I am 91 years av age. Ye may tell th' bishop I was in. an' that his liquor is vlrry Ixcellent. Good-day." Small Change J Did Grandpa Davis ever chew to bacco? The Black Hand has its palm upward muscles In It. There is one safe "loop -the-loop" up on Portland heights Wouldn't it be as wall to send various fish to the legislature? The burning question in these late August dsys is: Is Grovsr oatchtng fish? Now watch Col. Watterson hold him self. He may have to go to Yourope. The mint Is ripe, and there Is no pro hibition law In Louisville. If Russia had gotten another name for that scow Ryeslntelinlsky or whatever It was perhaps we might have had a little more sympathy for bar. It is conceded on all hands that Parker would make a "safe" president But if the United States really likes a Bill Hol lenzollern Two times, there's Roose velt. Secretary Shaw will soon explain to ex-Governor Geer how the Republican party raised great crops In eastern Ore gon, but the ex-governor Is scratching his sky-scraping head to discover why Teddy didn't order a few timely showers in the Willamette valley this summer. The chances are that a good msny farmers, stockmen, and even business men, will not only refuse to get excited about the election this fall, but will de cline, intelligently, to vote at all. They see clearly that politics, except as a money-making proposition, is a good deal of a farce. New York doubtful. New Jersey doubtful. Connecticut doubtful. Maryland doubtful. Delaware doubt ful. West Virginia doubtful. Montana doubtful. Colorado doubtful. Ne vada doubtful. Fight, then, for Illi nois and Indiana. These states will be the real battleground this year. Why disguise it? , aTTrw (Washington Correspondence Brooklyn J Basle.) A situation In which the new secretary of the navy, Paul Morton, found him self the other day has recalled to the officials of the navy department aa In cident in which President Roosevelt fig ured while assistant secretary of the navy, just prior to the Spanish-American war. One day. while Mr. Roosevelt was at his desk In the navy department, a high officer of the navy, who Is noted for bis technical knowledge of things nau tical, walked In and, after some general conversation, remarked In an absent minded sort of way, "I certainly think the gunboat Annapolis should be bark entlne rigged." Mr. Roosevelt, with his well known Im pulsiveness, and, perhaps, recognising the other's superior knowledge of naval matters, jumped out of his chair, banged his desk, and cried, "Why, of course she should, admiral. Of course, she should. I'll see that It Is done." And then, aa the story goes. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt sat down and wrote about 90 letters to the naval constructors and other officials of the navy, asking their views on the matter. When the replies were all In Mr. Roosevelt sent for the chief constructor. "I have here," he said. When that official had entered the office,, "about 30 letters from some of the best men in the navy, and every one of them says he thinks the gunboat Annapolis should be barkentlne rigged. "I think ao, too," said the chief con structor in surprise. "Then why isn't she barkientlne rigged?" Inquired Assistant Secretary Roosevelt, with some heat, "She Is, sir," said the chief construc tor. TOOO'S WISE OAUTTOH. Special London Cable to the Chicago Dally News. "Japan's genius for war con sists largely with headlong ac tion," said Commander Filson Young to the Dally News correspondent today. "Admiral Togo will probably live in history as the most conservative ad miral yet on record. Before Port Arthur he bristles with. Initiative and desperate daring. Throughout the blockade he ran all great rlscks with his small vessels. He sent his mosquito fleet to death time and again, but care fully held back his battleships and his best cruisers to stand between Japan and defeat in any final struggle fortune might force on the nation. "Even when the Port Arthur fleet at tacked the Japanese line Togo man euvered his most Important ships well out of harm's way, and Intrusted the hottest work to vessels that could be spared If necessary. But for this cau tion In my judgment a wise caution the cxar's squadron might have been an nihilated. On the other hand, Japan's naval bulwark might have been de stroyed, and the final victory In this war torn from Its grasp. 'We must all applaud the heroism of the Russians, while grieving over the disaster and slaughter that have over taken them. Their failures are rooted in the rottenness of St. Petersburg. Other nations are struggling against physical deterioration. Russia's trouble la mental and moral decay throughout both the secular part of the nation and the hierarchy." ATHLETES AMD tX)BTSUalPTT01f . Prom Everybodys Magaslne. There must be no exercise as exercise for the consumptive patient If you are able and feel like it. amuse yourself, but don't take exercise to build your system up. I know. I. too, have heard those stories about men given up to die, who began work in a gymnasium and by violent exercise entirely recovered their health. You musn't believe all the phys ical culture people tell you, any more than all the patent medicine people tell you. They're both in the miracle busi ness. When the lung tissue Is attacked by tuberculosis it heals. If It heals at all. by this fibrous scar-material filling In the cavity. No new lung tissue is formed to replace what has been lost. and this scar material Is useless for breathing. Suppose you had a deep cut In your hand and you kept working thst hand violently, how long do you think It would take the cut to heal? When exer cise Is taken or you "expand the lungs," you have to work the lung ttssus just as you work your hand, and If It Is wounded there will be a much larger pro portion of scar material useless for breathing when It does get well. Active Old Parties. From the Boston Poet. Senator Davis is five years younger than Judge Reagan, and Judge Reagan has just finished the work of writing an Important book Tbe senator is also two years younger thsn Senator Pettua, the most frolicsome proposition in the senate, August 97. The morning star ap peared much larger than usual. A gen tle breese from the southeast curried us by some large sandbars, on both '' and In the middle of the river, to a bluff on the south side Vi miloa dialiuu. This bluff la of white day or chalk, under which la muoh stone, like lime, lncrusted with a clear substance, sup posed to be cobalt, and some dark ore. Above this bluff we set the prairie on Are to Invite the Sioux. After 11 'A miles we had passed several other sand bars, and reached the mouth of a river called by the French Jacques (James), or Yankton, from the tribe which in habit Its hanks (and now also Dakota river). . It is about 90 yards wlds at the confluence; the country which It waters is rich prairie, with little timber; it becomes deeper and wider above its FRENCH QUEBEC (By John H. Raftery, Special Correspond ent of the Chicago Tribune, published Simultaneously In The Journal) Quebec, P. Q., August 26. The province of Quebec, although not the moat popu lous. Is the most consequential division of the Dominion of Canada. It Is the pivotal province, for its parliamentary representation Is flxed and Immutable, while the representations of other prov inces ars changeable and based upon their relative gains or losses of popula tion as compared to Quebec. . Quebec is French; Insistently, dicta tor! ally, proudly French. Ninety per cent of the population speak French and adhere to French methods in social, commerclal-and business life. Sir Wil frid Laurier, premier of the dominion and now the fixed and dominant charac ter of Its government, is a French Que becer. The tricolor Is as frequent In this capital of the province as the British flair Th at at n, and atrlnea can he found everywhere floating side by side with the red cross of the fleur de lis. Garrisoned and embattled as It is by British soldiers and engineers. Quebec is not an English city. As you walk about the narrow, crooked, mountainous streets, busy, beautiful, picturesque streets, It Is the language of France that greets your ears. Cabmen, news boys, bootblacks, shopkeepers, merchants, priests, shoppers, policemen everybody seems to talk and think In French. The provincial legislature conducts its business In the French language. Tbe old treaty of Versailles, the result of a compact between General Murray and General Levis, still obtains here, so that the French civil law Is operative; the French Catholic church retains all of Its old prerogatives as to tithes and exemp tion from taxation. Such is the French Canada, as much "New France" in Ideals, in habits, and In racial proclivities now as It was 100 years ago. And these. French charac teristics continue to dominate the federal government at Ottawa. French Is, equally with English, the language of the central parliament. The proceedings of the legislative body at Ottawa must, by law, be rendered and reported both In French and English. In this and other cities of the province French merchants, financiers, artisans, and laborers predominate. In the rural districts the habitants, descendants of those brought hither from France to col onise the selgneuiies, founded when the dominion was a French colony, still pre dominate. In dress, In thought. In affil iation, in customs, in sympathies every way, Quebec Is French. Under such conditions the statement that Quebec, as a province. Is not ultra Imperial fa easily understood. I do net wish to convey the Impression that Quebec is pro-France ln either Its politics or Its commercial policies. But I do wish to convey the understanding that the city and province are and must be positively absolved of that radical loyal Ism to the empire which distinguishes the maritime provinces. This statement does not include any hint that Quebecls disloyal to the na tional Interests of the dominion, but it Is a fact that, in everything but In ternational dependence, Canada In Its governmental aspect Is more French than British. The liberal party. In the handa of which now rest the reins of government for the dominion. Is French -Canadian, and as such Is either Indifferent or utterly opposed to the Chamberlain plan of tar iffs, preferences, and Imperial commer cial oneness. It Is admitted here, for instance, that the Chamberlain tariff plan Is almost cer tain to become the policy of the home government at Westminster In course of time. But this admission Is accompanied by a consequent opposition to thaj phase of the imperialistic idea. The French-Canadian, like the Irish man, Is "agin the government." And by the way, the Irish Catholic element of Quebec Is, politically, quite as active and more successful than the ultra Hrltlsh element. The Roman Catholic church continues to exercise a mighty Influence In politics and commercial pol icies of Quebec. The French and Irish continue to be passively hostile to the central government of the empire. When the chamberlain tariff scheme becomes an imminent proposition you will And that French Canada and probably the liberal party of this dominion wilt be ac tively and openly In opposition. An intimate acquaintance of Premier Laurier, connected with the provincial government of Quebec, told me this morning that Sir Wilfrid is not In sym pathy with the Chamberlain propaganda of imperialism. To be sure, so far as benefits for Canada from the crown are concerned. Sir Wilfrid, like all good Canadians, is willing to take all that can be had. But when It comes to con ceding benefits to' Britain the premier and all French Canadians will be found. at heart at least, In solid opposition. Here, then, the student of public sen timent with regard to trade relations 8t. Petersburg Cable to Chloago News. Notable changes resulting from the birth of the Infant aarevitch are taking place In the positions and Interrelations of the different court parties of Russia. The arrival of the heir terminates the predominant Influence of the dowager empress, backed by the clergy, the grand dukea and Pobledonostseff. the procurator-general of the holy synod. The young empress, as mother of tbe heir, succeeds to the precedence st all court solemnities. Her influence is strength ened (n many ways. Formerly shs was compelled to occupy a secondary posi tion and frequently had to suffer of fenses agslnst her personal dignity at the hands of clericals and other reac tionaries. The letter's nefarious tnflu- ence with the oxer is likely to, be great moutb. and may be navigated a great dlatance. as its sources rise near those of St. Peter's (the Minnesota, a branch) of the Mississippi, and (those of) the Red river of Lake Winnipeg. As we came to the mouth of the river, an Indian swam to the boat; en our landing we were met by two officers, who Informed us that a large body of Sioux (ranKtona) were camped near us They accompan ied three of our men, with an invitation to meet us at a SDOt above the river The third Indian remained With us; he is a Maha boy. and says that his nation have gone to the Pawnees to make peace with them. At 14 miles we camped on a sandbar to the north (near Yankton, 8. D.) The air was cool, the evening pleas ant, the wind from the southeast and light. The river has fallen gradually and is now low. OPPOSES TARIFF with the United States. Is relieved of the pervading spirit of British patriot ism, or what you will, that dominates the political attitude of the maritime provinces. A canvass of the manufacturers, mer chants, Importers and public men of this city reveals the fact that reciprocity with the United States la wanted; keenly. Intelligently. almost unani mously wanted. And yet Quebec la pro nouncedly, positively, and even haughtily at one with the great maritime prov inces and cities In the faith that Can ada will never again Initiate negotia tions with the United States looking to a treaty of reciprocity or free trade. This feeling, or belief, has nothing te do with Imperialism. There la no evi dent hostility here against the United States; no eighteenth century roysllsts, no refugees of the revolution, no Boer war soreness, no regard of Alaskan dis pute, or flag tearing bitterness to make difficult a commercial understanding with America. No such prejudices are in tbe way of a co-operative and mutually beneficial treaty between Canada and the states, so far as Quebec Is concerned. But it must be remembered that the French Canadian, who practically rules Canada, is as proud aa his Latin forebears, and so good a politician that he knows well the dangers of reviving at thla time any effort to gain commercial unity with the United States. "The issue Is asleep," said Mr. John A Jordan, one of the principal poli ticians and publicists of Quebec "but let the United States come forward with any kind of a fair proposal, and It would set Quebec afire for reciprocity. The Chamberlain tariff plan will become an lasue here in time. French Canada is pot Imperialistic. It wants nothing to do with Imperialism. Then will be a time when reciprocity with the United States may jump into prominence again, and then, if ever, it will win." The existing tariff, especially on Im ported paper, furniture, shoes, flour. and machinery, has had the effect of bringing American manufacturers Into Quebec with branch establishments. which -are successfully operating in the Canadian market because they hsve evaded the custom house. The product of pulp wood for paper making Is now, as It has been for SO years, one of the richest resources of Quebec The government requires a license tax of cents a cord for woods, such ss spruce and poplar, cut for the market, but, in order to keep the yield in Canadian factories pays a rebate of St cents the cord for all such pulp wood as is manufactured in the dominion. To evade this export tax which It Is, In effect American pulp manufacturers and paper millers have come across the borders with their machines and equip ments, and are now. In effect, Canadian trade factors Of this phase of tariff conditions the Canadian does not complain. It means more factories and therefore more em ployment for Canadian operatives It Is helping to keep the young men and women of Quebec bome. It is an Invi tation to capital to Invest In dominion enterprises, and it la drawing from the United States a considerable measure of industry, population and Interest. But, even for tbe American factors who come hither to escape the duty on raw material, the effect so far as the United States is concerned is not satis factory. The same motive which Tirompted these manufacturers to estab Ish themselves in Quebec also prompts them to buy their machinery, supplies, and essential material in Canada. The factories of Montreal. Hamilton, Lon don and elsewhere, encouraged by the entry duties and taught by the example of rivals. In America, are commencing to supply a great many articles of ma chinery and equipment that were form erly mads exclusively In the states. Meanwhile the British preferential clauses of the readjusted Canadian tariff are having marked, effects favor able to all tbe British market and derogatory to that of the United States. Last year, for Instance, Quebec's im portation of denims, bleached, printed and manufactured cotton goods was $398,364 worth, and of that total Eng land sold $241,488 and the United States only 1129.207. Of brass and copper manufactured articles England sent Into the port of Quebec $71,000 worth, to the United States $(0,000 worth. These are selected as representative of the reversal of trade balances brought about by the Canadian-British prefer ential as sgalnst the United States, and, therefore, express In a meaaure the dis advantages under whloh the United States Is laboring on account of the changed attitude of Canadian inter national commerce. The figures sesm to point to the fact that reciprocity with Canada would not, as many of the senators of the United States seem to think be a one-sided, jug handled benefit to the dominion. ly diminished because of the new pres tige of the empress coupled with his natural sympathies and memories of past Indignities which she has experi enced. From the Washington Star. "How often." said the philosopher, "a man Is reminded of his own littleness In this great world." "Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox, "es pecially if he has three daughters who have been to boarding school." From the Lady a Pictorial. Since the magnificent times of the Roman Empire there has never been a period when people have been so over red, over-smused and over-stimulated aa in the imperial London of today. f Oregon Sidelights Oregon produces the best fruit raised in the world. Oregon has the greatest accessible timber belt in the world. . There Is a fair prospect of oil In va rious localities in Oregon. Really, did you ever, anywhere, see or bear of any finer weather? Oregon includes a portion of greatest wheat belt In the world. the Oregon has the best sll-che-year-round climate in the United States. v Not one-hundredth part of Oregon's mineral wealth has yet been developed. Hay yielded about two and a half tons an acre about Gurdane, Umatilla county. Now is the time to get your hop ohecks All the papers up the country have 'em. Wheeler county has ISO children at tending school. Tbe othsr 10 have probably shown up while this Is being written. Balls and horseraces Intervene to make amusement amid work to diversify human life in the Narrows, Harney county, neighborhood. Poor farmers up east of ths moun tainsno market for wheat over about 61 cents They may starve yet the wheat cost them nearly two bite a bushel. . North Bend Post: It is understood that the third one of the trio of knock ers who have been gradually knocking themselves out of business In North Bend. Is to depart for ths north on the next Alliance Thanks. Oregon Is becoming gradually a treat, dairy state. It can become the greatest dairying state in the Union, without ex ception. But that will only happen when there are ten people in the Paclflo northwest where there te one now. Well, this from the Bast Oregonlan looks fair on the surface, at least; 'What Is sauce for the goose Is sauce for the gander. If the whites are to be barred from Innocent enjoyment on the Umatilla reservation, the Umatilla In dians should not be allowed to hunt, fish and start disastrous forest fires promiscuously over the public domain." If our mining friends will take an hour off If they have not done so al ready and will go up to the city hall and call on Col. Hawkins, and ask to see something, they will find already col lected here one of the most Interesting and Instructive museums In the country. To look at It Is a pleasure; to study It Is a part of an education. Up In Benton county, as recorded by the Contains Times, Improvements be ing made' to ths Dr. Cathey dwelling this week include a large porch, 6x26, and repairs In general. There was a hay rack party Saturday night. It started from Plymouth and went to the Philo math camp ground, where a bonfire and refreshments were the festures of the entertainment. Fossil Journal: Henry Morgan knows where there Is a fine balky team for sale. He left the team with Mr. Schunk, who let Hank have another team with which to proceed to the mountains. The team balked before leaving Fossil, but Hank got along nicely aa far a Wlnlock by walking all the way ahead of the horsee and leading them, and at the same time talking to them In an en couraging tone of voice. Tillamook Herald. Aug. II: This week will see a number of Tlllamookers off for the valley and the hop yards. It Is reported that picking will begin earlier this year than usual and we have been Informed that a week from now the picking In many yards will have commenced. As Is usually ths case this county furnishes a number of hands who make the hop season their annual excursion and outing, which pays them quite well and is a good way to have an outing and get your expense money and more. -GENERAL'S OUTIKQ. From the Albany Herald. ittnmov C.naral A Vf . . I ... i - . k .i'iniiiu v . L Salem, whose home Is In Roseburg. has Just returned from a month's outing In me mountains of the eastern part of Douglas county, where he spends a month every season. This time he waa accompanied by E. Cooks Fatton, a Salem merchant, and these two, with a number of others, enjoyed a good time in the hills They spent a portlqn of the time at Fish lake and hunted extensively In the mountains, and had some inter esting experiences. The party of eight secured II deer, and over 600 trout. Six days were taken up with the trip from Roseburg to the mountains, and the party covered on an average 11 miles a day in the hills. Some funny Incidents occurred to the hunters, some that they will not soon forget. One day General Crawford and Mr. Patton went out for a hunt, leaving their guide behind them fn camp A magnificent deer was killed. and with a portion of the carcass on their backs the two hunters started for the camp. But they could not find It and after walking In the mountains they found tracks. These they followed only to find that they were following their own trail, and the old story of walking In a circle waa told over again. After wandering around for nine hours and becoming more and more bewildered. they at length sank down In despair ready to die from vexation and alarm. But a forest ranger fdund them and showed them the way to camp, which. by the way, was not very far away. Here they found everything In an up roar owing to the fact that their party had become alarmed and searching parties were out to find the lost ones In the mountains. Mr. Patton, In speak ing of their experiences on that occa sion, states that It was the most har rowing of his life, and he declares that he will never again allow himself to be caught In that way. ABOHBDJHOP CO From the London Chronicle. The Archbishop of Canterbury hss finally decided to pay a vtslt to the United States. There Is no precedent, we believe, at Lambeth palace for this adventure; but even archbishops grow weary of precedents. This wilt be a novelty with a purpose. For beyond ths interest taken by every intelligent man in a first visit to the states, his grace goes with an open mind to Inquire into a question that causes htm some per plexity. "He wants to find out how It happens that Americans grow up God fearing, though their education la what people tn this country call .godless." That la the explanation of his visit given by one of his friends.