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Published every evening ( except . Sunday ) and every Sunday morning; at
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TV OR .IQtkN'KRATIQNjar more Harvey .Whltcfield
- 4 Scdtt with hit monopolistic newspaper has stood
; v. , . at the portals o Portland with a bludgeon in his
timjr-r-Wtth the eowaexlly instinct of a man who could
", )t wttticut,7jtrf Tf tatiation; for; he. himself controiled
". all the avenues of publicityhe jial jjcnpunccdtjrialignc j
and villified in turn every decent man, elementjcree'd
- and. interest id.this community. " Like a human ghoul he
has invaded the sacred precincts of God's acre to tear
thence the mouldering1 remaina of those whom he pur
. - ued with his malignancy even beyond the portals of the
. grave. lie has violated the sanctity of the fireside to
-wrench thence its wretched, domestic secrets, to" serve no
TTpuf pbse'Olher than ttr brmg4ltghingahama--and lasting
, degradation upon the heads of the innocent. Friends of
one day he has torn-limb from limb the next, holding
their quivering bodies tip to the gaze
and indignant multuude, for no other motive than the
' inhuman joy which came to hitn from the torture of help
less; victims.He hasuphcld. and sustaihedl gamblers.
". blacklegs and divekeepers and' shared in the foul pro-
feeds of their occupations. Ha has denounced and rle-
."ded the churches, sneered at morality and made the
1- .... sacred convictions of conscientious men and .women the
object of his bitterest contempt and malevolence. For
r generatioa ie has been a literary outlaw and pirate,
V " hand and voice raised, against everything which men
. sanely constituted regarded as most sacred and inviolable.
. He has been on all sides of every question that has ever
. been discussed in the newspapers for-a generations He
:'Z has been on both sides of the same question in the very
same issue.. He has blown hot and cold with the same
breath and the blight of his venom
.. and private enterprises. - He has been a creature and an
instrument in the hands of special pf1v1TegesanhisTest
of fealty to any cause has been his private ambitions,
' which he never could and never can gratify, and a. fierce
and insatiable avaririnnaneaa whirh -
coming-dollar-without despising" the humblTnickel that
finds italway- to. his capacious till. So long as it was
money and so long as it came his way there was no ques-
"'.7Z-- lion askedxcept,'ithere was more la sight' Deviously
tha tentacles reached out, darting here and there from the
channels of legitimate tusfness to : fiercely- enfold the
- aintedttrffhawasvomitedfoTthTtrcmrrthe Jurtiem
' . of-erime and degradation." But it was all grist that came
"'"totiii milt and all donarsaoatktJKient e.Their source;:
HE New York Worlds even since President Roose
velt's secohdand recenF positive staf emenllhaT
he would not be a candidate
cent-a -Tenomination;-has persisted-
V would berenotttinted and reelected.
tfie part of a Democratic paper has
- ameRepublkai - paperss - me4y -
election of anyother Republican candidate thaa RKse-
velt less likely . - :; ' - " -
i ... But the . JRepublican Washington Post does not. cooH
sider.the president's declaration as his final elimination
from4 the field. V It supposes, as everyone does, that the
president is' entirety sincere, but remembering doubt,
less how he accepted the nomination for vice-president
after declaring that he would not, it does not believe
tnafffirdtclarations settle the matter. The Post says:
The chances whatever they may be, that President .
Roosevelt will succeed himself on the fourth of
. March, 1909. are not in the slightest degree dimin-i
" " Ished by his repeated and undepiably sincere declara
T tioa that on that day anddate he will positively re-'
tire from thepresidency. It is always possible for,
the office to seek the man in such a manner as to
insure the success of the quest -It is neverimpos-l
"sible that such conditions may arise as will render it
the imperative and unavoidable duty Of a president.
onht Unitedtates. to accept another term. The
evolution, jof-conditiona- that-would
hilate the anti-third-term sentiment is always in the
. catalogue of thing 'possible, and is not tar from the
border of the probable. And when those conditions.
-- appear, whether in 1908 or at a later period, all dec
larations of a purpose to retire from office, although
3jiiadeOnIthercaseorPresident Rosevelt, with a
firm, purpose toabide by theny will t'5wept-otit of
the i way by the i resistlesslorce ol the people's willa
power second only to omnipotence.
This is not-very complimentary to the president's
firmness of purpe.se, though it suggests the possibility
1 ... ofan .unparalleled' 'and irresistibleomplimentSup-pose-that
the Republican convention in 1908 should
unanimously nominate Roosevelt, in spite of his declara
tion, refusing to consider any other candidate, and ad
journ. What would he do? Would he not go back on
S" his word of 1904 and 1903, which nobody, asked him to
speak and which he was under no obligation to. speak,
'rather than resist such a call, force the recalling of the
; '. convention, and render the election of a Democrat prob
- able? - The New York" World may be more straight-
'ghiA than it tia hn giirtt r.i;t fnr,
THE MAYOR'S RECORD ON
AYpR WILLIAMS is telling
made no promises before hls-n election in 1902
that wntiM ftnnnr iramhlinir ' Ttint tat
ment is plainly untrue. Over and over again in the city
. ; campaign of three years ago MayorWilliams pledged
"-himself tothir nforcmet)f of lhe.larWs against gambling
i Jand other .public vice, and i the promises made before" the
election were repeated and emphasized after his inauguration.-
He was .distinctly the candidate of the decent,
lawabiding element in the community, and as such he
- was vehement ly-ppoed by aaloonrand thr gambler sr"
.'"" Some' of JTyor WilHanis' utterances in that campaign
are to be fouhd in the files. of the Qregonian, which was
! 'awpporting him then as jtTS now, though on .radically
: . different platform. In the Oregonian of May 27, 1902, is
' the report of a speech made by Judge Wilkams in the
" "course of which he had declared hijptention of enfqrc?
' - ing the lawa His' words are'then qiiotedl? ;f,ollowsj
'"'IfXnylhrng irdeclafed fbe Alegar by the ordinances,
it will be declared tobe illegal by me; and if anything is
declared tq be legal by the ordinances it will be declared
- legal by me.'. The oath of office requires Mist much
Threff-flayr later thrcandidafe usedlhe following lah-
guagereported in the Oregonian of May 30. 1902: "
;The thugs and gamblers and. pimps. and prostitutes
- have been lined, up to .accomplish my defeat and money
has been raised among them to help the fight along.
I do not know why the class of people I have named
"ahould be against me, forI have never-made any threats
"against thenu Evidently they think that it I. am de-
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PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL" PUBLISHING CO.r
THETTOWN-BUlXyF THE TALL TOWER
phere of the city
trated ideals and
of jhe astonished 1
within its power
The record of -
has' crippled -JmbKcrph
fflnte ftvf r thf jn
publia service courageously performed it is peri'
it will cheerfully -
those it fcals."
feated they will be
J if-il am elected I,
fe reelection or ac-
in-aaying- that he
This insistency on.
May 31, 1902, and
been interpreted by
A jt"PPrt him. as the
-eoaertfte t appgai to you
an - atte
4dress he said:
T: wanf to - aee -
the voters that he
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Tha Journal Building. Fifth and YambOl
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. .T-Amw!it ZnmiW:.:mnA nursed, with ; tender
solicitude,' " . . " ,": " ";y ,,,
The public service might be permeatedwjth graftjrom.
center tocTrcumference public officials might brazenly
flaunt their ill-gotten gains but never tha faintest hint,
Whisper or inuendo from the Oregonian, provided the
box-office receipts swelled in consequence. ; Not aULpther
influences combined, have so vitiated the"moral atmos
and state, have so'wrenched and pros
so prostituted -public life, thought and
aspiration. Like the' town bully who, beats to - a pulp
the inoffensive ""'citizen' and terrorizes the women and
children. Harvey Wnitefield Scott from his den in the
Talt Tower has so long and sowideflungf;his whiplash
that it becamrtradktol-4ajeaTj this news
paper; cares nothing for such traditions, TfTeafTTJCT
man, least of all Harvey Whitefield Scott, iii the face of
whom and mspiteof whom it has' grown in three years
to such a commanding' position that supremacy in the
newspaperteld Is&wrjctically within its .grasp. I,t
will not play-dog in the manger e,ven to defeat the un-
loading of the Orcgonian'a paper-mill upon a rival m
politics or childish envy' 'print equivocal denunciations
calculated to drive away from our doors intending in
vestors. On the contrary, for its own sake and the sake
of the community from which it draws its sustenance, it
will welcome every dollar of foreign capital .that finds
its way here and when it comes it will do everything
to make it safe, secure and legitimately
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The Journal is-an" epen book. " For
ree years the .people of this community and state have
known what it stood for. Its sincerity has been tested
in many a hardfoughtbattla anitahefd the decent peo
ple of Portland and Oregon expected. and had reason to
find It there it always has been found. By its record of
ing tdTe judged.If lias been the unchallened and uri
purchasablrxhampioirf tha, people's caustrand in less
than three"strenupfos" years it has worked a revolution in
local newspaper "methods, policies aiS3 morals. It
wears no man's muzzle and no man's collar it carries no
ch,ip upon Jts shoulder, but it feai;s to meet no mat faee
tcriaceand syrlo eye l andinrwhateTerBCTimmage ensues
accept the blows it gets 'in return for
on Easy streetAlfT can say Irthat
will enforce tbe-ordinaneea aa I--find
'Ko'one who heard -these utterances of Mayor Williams
three yeara agoeould-doubfr for an instantthat If elected
he ..would stand insistently for- the-enforcement--f -the
laws.' In the closing speech df he campaign delivered
reported the following morning inthe
appeated-tp-jthe-Troter s to
law and order candidate.- He aaid;
on behalf of the reputation and good
name of the city of Portland. I need not sav what you
all kapw, that those who occupy the dens of vice and
crime inthe northern parts of this city have combined to
defeat the Republican candidate for mayor (Williams).
They have forced the issue as to the city election out of
the political arena, and have made it, to all intents and
purposes, as far as. they can, an issue between the re
spectable, law-abiding and peaceful citizens, and the co
horts of lawlessness and debauchery and vice, which bear
sway in certain parts of this city. You will have to pass
upon this issue by your votes next Monday." "
Williams was elected mayor by the small' majority of
725 votes Beyond possibility of cavil or dispute he owed
his election to the support of the. law-abiding citizens,
who voted for him in the expectation that he would carry
out his promises to enforce the laws. He recognized the
obligation- that rested' on him, and in his inaugural ad-
r':T T""7,r '""' :
One of the most difficult vices with :which we
have to deal is that of gambling. Ordinance 3,883
is vartf comorehensive and rigid UDon this subject
rrburio considerable' "extenr leemr trUeTrdearte1rr"-
ter. i . ao not propose to enier upon any Utopian :,
scheme. of reform as to this matter, but I can see no,
reason why this ordinance may not be enforced so as
to prevent the running of such games, as faro,
Toulette-and the likewhich are necessarily more 6f
less of a public nature. ' -
a - atop put to-professional gambling
at places known and advertised by vagrants into
; which the young, inexperienced and unwary are en
ticed to be robbed and frequently ruined.
Still -more emphatic was the declaration' made by.
Mayoryiirams in an interview published in the Ore
gonian Of, July 5, 1902, only a few days after he had
taken office. This was his language: -
I will do all I can to make 'open gambling impos
.. sible in Portland during my term of office. Gam
.bling of every description cannot be. abolished in si
large city. However, notice will be served on those
running open gambling places to quit the business,
and if the warning is not promptly heeded they will
be arrested. -If jurors do not convict those who per-
""'sTsCTn defying the law, I will not be discouraged by
one failure or half a dozen. Ijwill keep hammering
at them. It will be a fight .all "file time if, the courts
and the people .sustain me. I will not countenance -public
gambling hotises t where young people are
" taken and often robbed.- , .
-Mayor Williams cannot now repudiate, his own words.
He was elected to office on the strength of campaign
promiser-which-were-broken-o6n after Tie i had. taken
his seat.- - . , . . '
.'. RECALCITRANT COUNCILlEN. V'
IV&COUNCfLMEN wre-abenrrroni thecalled
meeting yesterday to pass upon the petition to
revoke the licenses of tfre saloons near the fair
grounds. By a strange coincidence they all hay busi
ness out of, the city. So , the saloons, .will .remain a
nuisance; an -eyesore, ap: offense, an 'abomination, a dis
grace, an injury to the city that cannot be reckoned in
dollars. J"t fshis city administration that has inflicted
this eviT upon it, and insTiieseVeMnctlmeni wlioTn
insolent, defiance of the earnest wishes of nine tenths of
the people of the city, st least,-have prevented the re
moval of the evil. Such men in a council are a damage
and a disgrace to any city; they are unfit for any po
sition of trust or responsibility; they' hsve earned for
themselves opprobrium, and dishonor, that will cing to
them until they die, at least.
And, don't overlook the fact that a lot of men just like
them, and some even worse, if possible, are seeking elec
tion on the whiskey ticket, of which Mayor Williams is
the head. ' ' ; :..' - j "j:u.f:-
Philadelphia nasda atrlka-ef tha
people, i i.. ---
We don't believe there la going to be
any battle, , .. . , .
""ThT-pr-Sdqcer has Ihi. MITM of Ih
consumer thae prosperoua days. -
If Carrie Natioa can amaah a eyolone
la ita icXpianoy, OUIahQma,jrULwelnoma
MayoVing In Portland la not ao stren
uous a job aa It la In Chicago or Phila
Dr.. Gladden atlll insists that Rocke
feller's money la tainted. Rockefeller
retorts, "'Taint,? 7 - "
It looks Ilka
Republican lawyer in tha atata wanted
to be federal Judge. , . :
In . 1911 .there will ha an unuaual
number of new voters whose first namea
wUl ba Lawia and Clark, t ., , .. .
. 'If John Malcolm Oraham'a Trail poena
waa Ihe best ofhundreds, what a multi
tude of mighty poor poete-there-must
he!.... . ;. I. . ...
."American- roods can be bought as
cheaply aa those of foreign make,' eaya
plKh enough.' '.. . ..
: Woodburn Independent (Rap.): Na
citiaan of Portland In-favor of decency
will vote to prolong tha admiplatratloa
oj Mayor Wllliama.. .
Republican : papera 'throughout '"the
atata are kicking about "the 'appoint
ment of federal officera on tha recom
mendation of carpetbaggers." -
.Speaker Joa Cannon la to help open
the' fair. -NoW-turn "the doge loose.
Albany Democrat. ' What forT To alo
on Uncle Joe? But they're all loose any
Rojestvenaky la dead. : Rojeatvensk'y
is sick. ; Rojestvensky is-1, T0 miles
from some potnt in the -China aear-travH
eiing in a nortn by south or east by
west, direction. ' -
rDCltkln "aeclaTCa that Russia has
been sending her poorest troops to the
front. Keeping tha better-- onee - home,
perhaps, to kill worklngmen,and women
and children. ....1
-. -If thra ahould tj war between Nor
way fend Sweden we hope it would not
exlend to the Bwtdw and Norweg-lana in
ttrts TountryrrTnera'ara enoui of them
hera to make a srood-ataed twar thera
aelvea : ,
Borne of the state papere that era al
ready predicting extortion In Portland
for - accommodations . during the fair
should, in-common fairness, wait awhile.
Theraria aa-yet nd excuse for auch rep
resentations, -and probably-wonT tieVAt
any jte, it la time enough to jiqueal
when pinched. .
A" Maaaachuaetta reformer deplores
tha alleged . fact that we are apendlng
more money for -nquor thair for torpud.
Irnnn why nocan I tia xrx to set-ma.jirlr,ft
of liquor reduced? Bread la auraly high
Moaler growing rapidly. "
Creamery badly heeded at OdelL
Ashland la growing faater than ever..
Bandon woolen mills will-'atart
June 1. .'C- -.
Olendala haa an assay office, and It
IS kept busy.
Much good road work haa been done
around Sheridan. ' '
Electrlo railway In Hood River valley
alroeat a certainty.
A Jackaon county yearling awe yielded
' New potatoes were dug In a Hood
River garden May II.
.. Oregon towns all sprucing tip for the
Inspect Ion of . visitors, ' '"
Froet killed 4,000 tomato' planta fdrf'rr "" ef-our Lord'a disciples; but
one man in Roxua Eivar vaileyr
r ... 4,
BtrawBerrles near Vied ford over five
Inchea in dla no, circumference.
Women of Independence have already
selected. aaltafor.a whipping p ost. -
A two-story box house waa hauled five
miles to. Kent on two wagons by 1
Many people earning . "fair" ' money
picking atrawberrles around Hood River
and Milton. .''';
Twelve hundred pounda a day of
cream la - ahlpped front-; Lebanon to
Portland. " ' '
A big Jackson mining ditch will furnish-
water for Irrigating purpoaea part
of tha year and may alao aupply Med
ford with drinking water. - - . - -
Woodburn, eaya tha Independent, haa
made pro areas and will continue to rap-;
Idly Increase! In population and -growth
of hulldlnga andlnduatrlea.
" A prieohef In' the Jackaon ibuhty lall
who will probably ba aent to tha peni
tentiary waa married thle week, the
girl loving him that much in-spite ot
nil. . : .. .:.' 1 1
In Douglaa county la a "farm" eon-
talntnr 70,ooir acrea. muen "of -which Is
a deer park. Bill Rockefeller would Ilka
to move It to tha Adirondack moun
tains. J,. ':...' "
Olendale Neww . What shall we do
with our druggist f -Wa had the warm
est and moat delightful weather Imag
inable, when auddenly ha brlnga oat hia
lea cream freesei1. Aa a reault, tfiere
waa a sudden-drop In- th -temperature, 7
fishing parties Were broken up -nd
berryplckers hurried homeward. The'rei
liae been like offenaea jn former years.
Pendleton iEaat Oregonlaa: Over 1,300
pounds of butter waa churned -at tha
Blue Mountain creamery today and an
other churning will ba ready for tomor
row. Forty cans of cream, or 4,000
pounda, waa received . from Wallowa
county, this morning. Wallowa county
la rapidly developing Into tha, beat dairy
district In eastern Oregon, and will be
a permanent cream supply for Pepdle-
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SUNDAY. SCHOOL LES-
SON for tOMORROWi-
l& D. JaakUaTs. T"""
May tl, lQ.b Ttiptc: Tha Crucifixion
.1 John xlx:17-30.
Oolden Text Christ died for our alna
snrnraing lo tha Masiatyne t Ufa.
Reaponalva Reading: Psalm xsll:l-z4.
-" :" "" 1st rod notion. - '
The manager and the cross, the JncAr
nation and tha atonement, constitute
tna two piers upon which tha whole
arch- of -Christian-trutb.raata, ..Oodbe
cama. man In order to redemption, la
the .heart of the. goapel. Wherever
these constitute tha burden of the maa
shge, . the church -advancaa; wherever
they are repudiated,- tha church de
clines. The recent great revival - In
Walea waa a revival ot tha croaa. In
tha Vatican la a great picture celebrau
r nrominantl"'" " njayoveryot uia crnwa ny ins
I impress Helena, Perhaps tha dlscov.
ary of tha croaa of Jeaua la tha need Of
- Jesua waa constantly looking forward
to his death aa tha crowning incident of
his mission. We all die, but Jeaua la
the only peraon who aver came into tha
world expressly to die" (John xit:2!.
That death constituted not the ' whole
message but tha central fact" In the
taarhlng-PUlhajjpostlaa (I Cor. 1:17,
. : -
laa Xiessoa, ,
Versa IS. Crucifixion waa tha .moat
eruel form of death devised by men. II
waa reaelrved for malefaetora whose al
leged ertmea ware particularly .obnox
loua to the atata, especially for those
who had atruck at tha authority of tha
government or incited others to-acta,of
rebellion. ..The particular charge which
our Lord's enemies laid agalnat him. ot
aettlng up a claim to kingship, rendered
It certain that If entertained and fol
lowed by a verdict of guilty, no othei
death could await him. Tha Jews had.
under one excuse or another, mitigated
much, of tha - severity ot tha ancient
oda (John vlll:t); but In tha case ot
our Lord. Inflamed by tha bitterest ot
passions, they turned hlra over to a
court whose finding muat result in a
torture expressly forbidden by their
law. .Hot seldom do wa find, men- will
ing to alar who are unwilling to look
upon blood. In the c ruclf ixlon of our
Savior two othera were condemned to
death at the same time, probably to lend
weight to- the charge that he had been
a leader of an unsuccessful rebellion.
verjia Thete4s-ilMla 4w a bttWteTIT
men engaged -In jfarlouandetakingsv
Pllata dared not reatst the demanda of
the ruleri.l but h had his ravenaa in
publlnhinr to tha world that ha had
crucified their. "klnaV : Whll they were
exulting: in hie aubservtesca-to their dic
tation, he' waa medltatins an insult to
theirprlde. 7- - :
. Verse 20. .That.it miaht.be read bx
Ut ? 1 1 X J?.a u 'd J h e in ecrlptlon to be
written InT the three languages com
monly then apoken then in the eaat. It
i-tecjdentally mentioned that the plaff
or execution, whUe "without the city"
aa the law . required (Lev. xxlv:14;
Num. xv:85, 3).' waa close to It It ac
counts for-he rspldity with which the
aentenr- rniltecrrled , tntoraffect,
Probably tha place of . execution waa
near to one of tha aatea.
altlra and proud, were stuns by tha In
scription, as Pilate tntendeir-rhey should
be. -. it galled them to have this deed
paraded aa a boast over them, They
wanted it understood that he waa out
i to 4f' -t"T- a 11 for a mere verbal 1
claim; 1n other words, they pressed now
what they would not admit before that
Jasua waa not a peril to tha atata.
Verse 21. But Just as we aea drink
ing men quarrel,' over .their potations,
and paramours ahoof each other after
sharing guilt, ao Pllata and tha Jewa
hated each other for their mutual sin;
and they were never afterwerd ..recon
ciled. Pilate adda contempt to Insult
lu hia reply,
- Versa 41. Tha common dresa of a Jew
eonalatad of headdress, - shoea, girdle,
outer garment and Inner tunic, here
called "coat." Soldiers carrying out a
aantanca of capital punlahment were al
ways permitted to divide among them
aalvea the clothing, stripped from tha
body. But tha fifth piece, 1 tha tunic,
waa tha moat valuable and could not
be assigned by division. They therefore
resorted to tha gambler'a usual method
of dectdlng all debated questions. They
cast dice tor It. Thus, unwittingly,' says
tha evangelist, they fulfilled a prophecy
of old (Pa. xxir.lJ). - -
Verse 2B. Standing by tha cross, al
though perhapa at aoma distance from
ita tuut, ware- the three-Marys." Mark
mentlone. Salome, the sister ot . our
Lord's mother and mother of John
(Mark xv:40). while Matthew says
"many women",, who, had followed Jesua
from Galilee were within view of the
cross. (Matt. xxvti:SS). We have no rea
son to doubt that among the spectators
xam womrn wars not exposed m tne
same risks which would accompany male
followers, who might Indeed In aoma
moment of. rage . be nailed up beside
their master.' It had been one "of our
Lord'a last acta to aend these Imper
iled frienda away-XJohn xvlil:81. .
Verse 28. How tender tha relation
between tha Savior and hia mother la
Indicated In hia dying charge.' Thia lov
ing meaaage, apokan amid indescribable
aufferlngs, waa a gleam of sunshine
through tha darkness of the hour. If
Jesua in auch a moment could remember
hia mother, what earthly requirement,
engagement of pleasure can Justify par
shown hia courage during tha Savior's
arraignment and trial (Ch. xvltl:ltT. but
It la firmly believed from a comparison of
texts that Salome (Mark xv:40), tha
mother of John, waa a alster of Mar
the mother of Jeaua John'a mothet
was present at the time her son re
ceived thla charge, spoken of by Matth
ew, aa "tha mother of Zebedee'a children"
(Matt. xxvll:S)., It la suppoaed by
Kdershslav that-John had gone - to the
camp, or frlend'a house, where his Gal
ilean company awaited - tha Passover,
and;. from thence had brought them to
the place of .the crucifixion. Doubtless
at thle word from Jesua John" retired,
taking tha mother Of Christ away from
a eeene-which waa fulfilling tha proph
ecy of Simeon that a' sword -Should
pierce through her own soul (Luke
11:34-25). Our Lord'a mother la men
tioned but once more In holy Scripture,
and that la When In company with the
ItO (Acts 1:14-11) the bereaved church
aought guidance from on high aa to thai; I
futuTSr ' - .
Verse 21. One ot the .earliest, herealea
among-Chriatlana waa -thfttwhich found -It
Impossible to admit ''that tha aon of
Ood could endure pa In for ua It was
therefore held and taught by those who
met thla difficulty that at tha moment
of the elevation of tha cross tha divine
nature of Jeaua a pa rated from his
human spirit and that only "the man
Christ Jesus", died upon Calvary. ' .We
would not ao evlacerate the record. -' If
waa tha aon of Ood who endured such
contradiction of sinners against hlmlf
(Heb. xll:2). It waa tha son of Ood
who refused the-stupefying draught of
fered him by tha daughters of Jerusalem
(Mark xr.ll). Tb thirst of Jesus makes
htm very real ta ua, aa one like -unto hia
. Verse 19. The flrat draught offered to
Jeaua -waa- that- -eompaaad ef araga-wttfc
ahluh la a paeaaure auf faring from the
lonure 01 ine cross might be aeaaeneo:
This Jesus refused, aa noted above. But
tha common drink of Palestine was
sour wine which might justly ba called
vinegar in our language. - It might auay
thirst.! better than . water, which could
not easily ba kept' cool. This drink waa
tha hyssop, which In Palestine grows
two or three feet high.
" Yeras 80 ' -Tea, the redemption of " man
bt: ih sacrifice of tore watr "finished."
But aver alnce that closing scene upos
Qolgotha men have been trying to re
erect what Jeaua tore down: they have
been trytng to close the door that hp
opened, to win by their own works what
he forever won by hia vicarious death.
If wa peed 1 penaneea and maaaea and
saintly Intercessions and extreme unction
and consecrated graves atlll to- Insure
our entrance upon eternal Ufa, then It
waa not true that Jesua coropletedaiJ'".ar.'l"'m
awl,'Bul if IHaeedHapaTA It all."
then it is true, aa the apoatla aald, that
there "remalneth no more sacrifice for
alna'.' (Heb,x:J). Every "altar,".. every
act of penance, avejry appeal to tha angela
for aid In securing galvatlon, -is a direct
Insult to htm. who did not leave : this
world - until he had finished tha ' work
given htm to da.r' - -
Jqhn-omlta those events directly fol
lowing tha crucifixion which are recorded
by thft-othea-avaBgelletai The rending
of lhe7V'eilPf-the-tampla- a mammolh
woven fabric which wa would - call a
"Persian rug." hanging between th holy
nlace and the holy of holies: the earth
quake and .other portents which forced
the centurion in charge or tna erucinxion
to dread aoma -Impending disaster. -.."No
sooner was Jaaua relieved of the
reatrlotlona which pertained" 'to hta
earthly life than he entered upon hia
reign. Dear aa the" old relation waa
when Jesua dwelt with hie disciples in
terms ot aoclal tnteroourae, it was re
placed by a better one when he became
th nhleot of their rellcloua faculty, de
fining and satisfying their yearning after
Intercourse with a supersenauai society.
When the Lord waa apprehended aa a
spirit ba waa not simply 'with' them but
'In'- them, "w nan- tnoji .raierai
thy kingdom. aald the lnltenfthlef.
Toftav.' aald Jeaua In reply." Tha mla-
sloit .waa nnlshed; the reign begun. v
tEWIS AND CLARK
En route up the Missouri! river. Tha
party la now In the ; foothills- of tna
Rocky mountains. . v.
May II. The wind waa ao-nlgh-wai
weilld not atart till 10 o'clock. nd even
thsn we're Obliged to use the line during
the greater pert of tha day. Tha river
tTit4 all If '
lit lUi ff 1111 ata a? a
ceptlble deacentf -Ita general width la
about,,, too yarda the. shoals, tdo- are
more- frequent and tha rocky -points at
tha mouth of the guinea-mora trouble
aoma to pass; great quantltlea of thle
stona He In tha .river and on Ha banka.
artdyieem to havo-faUeg down aa tha
ralrt waelieci away itne-ciay im uno in
1. hrMrA h hi.h. rud bluffs, com- I
posed of-lrregular but horlsontal atrataa
of -yellow n-brown -or- black alay,
brown and yellowish white eand. aoft
yellowish 'white aandstone. hard dark
brown "freestone and alao large round
T .,;T.T k t horlMntal strataa I
j Jcldney-foTtnd Irregular ieirate masses
of a hard wf ironmoinr imonia
thr clay and aand; aoma coal or carbon
ated wood also .makes Its appearance
In tha ellffa. aa !o alao Ita attenaania
the pumlceatone and burnt earth. The
aalta and quarts' are less abundant, ami
generally apeaklng the country la If pos
sible more rugged and barren than that
we passed yesterday, tha only growth of
tha hills being a few pine, spruce and
dwarf cedar, Interspersed with an occa
sional contrast, once m tne course or
aoma miles, of aeveral acrea of level
round, which aupply a scanty subsist
ence for a few little cottonwood treea. y
.fter setting out we paaaed-4
. 11 ..,iTk iaiant on tha south:
at about seven mllea we reacnea con
alderablebend which tha river makea
toward tha aoutheast. and in- tna even
in eftee maklna- lt4 mllea, encamped
on the aouth near two dead cottonwood'
treea, the only timber for fuel which wa
could dtaoover in tha neighborhood.
TTTAX BTATXSTIOS OF OalJUgAsTT.
TTnltsd Stataa Consul-Oeneral - Maaon
of Berlin aenda ua tha vital statistics
ofderman jr-f or 1 0, ee - aeoertalned
by the Imperial bureau- of German sta
tistics - . - '
Tha census of Germany is taxen every
Tha laat, uecemoer 1, iuu.
khawei..n."iODulatlon lof 61.311,178, an"
Increase ot ,0S7.r 71 or .a per nui
over that of 1896. On thia bails the
population of tha empire In 1903 , waa
apou-00,000. ,' .-
During 1108 there ware tlJ.IeOmarJ
rlagea. Of the men 44 per cent ware
under 10 yeara of age and SI per cent
of tha woman were under 28 yeara. In
SS.B77 caaea. or 20.1 per cent the bride
4 waa older than the bridegroom. Ninety
per cent of tha marriagee were nrsi
marrlagea on both aldea of the house.
EvangeltaaKaHn claimed 271.441, Cath
ollo 140.946 and Jewish 3,811 of the
Btrtha during tha year numbered
2 04S.20I. 'Of which 1.33 par cant. were
illegitimate. Twine were numerous
2S.2SS fcalre, or II of each 1,000 , blithe:
ot trlpleta there were 270 caaea end
of ousdruplets, 2 cases. Evidently "race
there were only 1,234.083 deaths, leav
ing a gain by natural causes of nearly
100,000. Of tha deaths, 404.629, or 34.6
per cent, were of children under 1 year
of age. "That la a pathetio and lamen
table fact," aaya Conaul-Oenaral Maaon,
"in view of all the progress of German
medicine and eurgery, Improved mid
wifery and mora aklllful nutrition." Tha
least fatal decade of German life la be
tween the 10th and 20thx years, r;:;.
In aelf-murder, Qerwiany'e record la
atlll bad.- There were 11.393 aulcldea In
1900, 11,88 In 101 gnd an 'Increaaa to
13 83 in 1802. Thle waa 21 enlcldea for
every 100,000 of Germany'a population.
Pea -or remoree-because-ot failure ta
paaa -difficult ' eaamtnatlone -tn aehool,
poverty and resentment of military die
otpllne account for the majority of the
aulcldea. ' I . ' - -
-Oermanjr'SuItere a loaa ef from 35 to
17 out of each 100.000 ef the people by
reason of accldente and murder. Loaa
nf life bv railroad aocldenta la not
nearly so great tat Germany aa It la in
th United State During live yeara
have baao-ao-IoaU-arhUa the
States in only three montha--
July to September. 1904-rhad 411 killed
and" 8.747 Injured.
WUr rather la aTtatldng-. -
From the Chicago Tribune. '
"What la father striking for, mother?
" No, dear. The weges are, Sailsfse
tory." - -
la he atrlklng far ahorter houreT
"No, dear. The hours are eatlsfao
tory. It's-a sympathetic strllle."
"Sympathy for us; motherr
ho, dear." , '
LETTERS FROM THE
; "PEOPLE -
The Mayos aad tha rreaahera.
' Portland, Or., May JS. To the Editor
of Tha Journal To the layman who la
not familiar with tha tortuous road the
n must' tiatel. tna stale- 1
menta of Mayor Williams are peculiar, -
m mmy ins least or tnera.
It would aeem td the lay nln4""that-a-man-of-tha
mayor's wail known-po-lltical
experience would hesitate before -stigmatising
tha whole clerical body of
Portland aa liars and scoundrels. This
la not good politics, to say the least of
lOand of this fact., our. worthy mayor
will be mora fully aware aa the- days
go by. ' . . , -',
When Ills honor made the atatement
that the mlnlatera took advantage of hia t
being at church one' Sunday afternoon
ta-meet Marniiam it. dm "
""" "". " auggesta
aoma pertinent question -which only-
Mayor Wllliama himself can anawer.
What church did the mayor attend that -particular
Sunday afternoon? Not tha
one on whose roll of - membership hia "
name may be found, eurelyt for the rrc
tor of his church waa present at tha
Marquam and did. not raise hia. voice In
protest when the mayor, waa denounced. -Does
he Include the? rector of hia church
In the category of llara and scoundrels?
- Again, did sot Mayor Wllliama know .
the- neetlug was to ba held at the Mar
quam on that Sunday afternoon? If ho
knew It ha must have suspected some
thing of the trend ef Ita discussions.
Than why. Instead of alipplnr away-t-ehurch,
did he not avail himself of the
opportunity of being' preseat to defend,
himself and hia administration? r
From , the - mayor's . atatement - one -might
Infer that the ministers In a
body kept tab on-him and the InstsLt
they found him at church worshiping'
at the ahrlne of the lowly Nasarene, they
aecreuy, reioniousiy and .maliciously
rushed up to tha Marquam. In a body, -and
being Kara .and scoundrels,, da
nounced him. i -
The. mayor- has"aperfectr!ghtT to',
abuse these mlnlatera for the course
they pursueduJo)odZifjnenhaS aV
right, to watch the mayor until ha at
tends a house of worship and then hut
rledly meet to denounce him. It was -taking
an unfair advantage of tha
mayor'a spirit of devotion, hence should
be condemned. -
. Another thing whlch. annoys ...the
mayor, la the course a fewL bonny Scots
have aeen fit to-follow :in4-egard to Wa
administration. Feeling-very ere over -thla
tha mayor haa made many votes by
abusing all the Scotchmen In the city.
During tha last campaign for mayor -
Mr. Inman'g frienda were unwise enoughs
to place hia photograph In the aalooua, ,
This wae uaed by the mayor now aerv-
Ing aa s. strong argoment against the
election of Mr. Inman.
Id MaKor-Wjilla maac
supportera, "at tha men who are aup-
portlngMrIoraan. Saloon men antt-
gamblera are his adherents and the north
end la going solidly for him."
. Today May.or Wllliama' carda are In
every saloon In the city-and all the tin
hoena, ajaloan bums and saloon men are
boosting Wllliama for reelection. Mr. .
- " e-"'? j-
meni in nis .own party, nas unven in.
hia support the mlnlsters-and
gregwtlona and also the Scotchmen, and
now la making a grandstand play, to the ,
riffraff, the flotsam and Jetsam of hu
manity aa found In tha had landa of the "
north end ana th? saloons of Portland....
WM VltAVVrUKIJ. -
-r r -jralljt Oomea stack. -
Sylvan, Or., May) 34. To tha Editor
of The Journal Permit tne space .In
your valuable paper to correct an ei-'
roneoue atatement. published the - 23rd -
Inst., that la' credited to me, by a man
who signs himself "F. L. Pierce."
To begin with I would" like to know
who this men1 t and what, authority 1
ha haa for hia information. He la a
total atranger to tha vaat majority of
tha cltlsena of Sylvan. . Mr. Pierce aaya
I hava publicly etated I will apply for
Mloon , llcenae after the election In
June. , .
For thla atatement I call him an Ig
nominious projector and defy him to
prove it. Aa Mr. Pierce appeara ao Ig
norant of the lawa governing the grant- '
Ing of saloon licenses, I will atata for
hia benefit that tha June election haa
nothing whataoever to do with the .
granting of a license In thla district, tha
authority ' for auch lloenae being prac
tically In tha handa of the rsaldeota of
the district -
He accuses inmates of the Multnomah
county poor farm of cleatlng dlaturb
anoea - and TJtherw.ie conducting' them- -selves
improperly. I can prpve..by rei-
dents of tha neighborhood that tne n
ma tea of the county poor farm have
never cauaed tha least trouble In tha "'
community, aa tha farm is altuated
fully one mile from here, and la-under
the guidance of a careful and capable
manager. . -
I ii"t""ij Mr. Plsree hee-freen
ducting open-air meetings on, the pub-.
Ho atreeta here lately and aa they did
not approve of hia "holy-roller" atyle of
teaching, ha now takea It upon himself '
to condemn the -cltlsena and youths of
tha neighborhood. Thla he haa no right
to do, aa the cltlsena of this neighbor -hood
are an ' intelligent, upright,- lnw .
abiding and Industrious class of people.
To, sum up matters. It Is strange if
a man, aa long aa h compllea with the
law, cannot use his own property ami
Invest his money aa ha aeea lit. without
being criticised by soma forlorn out,
aider who haa or beara no Interest what
ever in tha community. J. D. KELLY.
tkm normm xa ajuutxs.
NewYor Correapondence Pittsburg
' The propeller hat arrived lit thia coun
try for tha flrat time today.. - It came
on the head of Miss Hately, a passenger ;
from Liverpool on tha Coronla. and '
created a big sensatlori at the,steam
ahlp dock. The hat Is called "pripeller
because it resembles part of ia-ahipV
equipment, and la said to be partleulartE
appropriate for wear while at aea. Owing -to
the eurloua ahapS of. the headgear,
however. It cannot well be worn- during -windy-Weather.--Tha
blade of the hat,
which sailor would aay began aft on
tha port sldsjamd ran forward to star-""
board,-is so susceptible to wind thatltr'"
mlght not only capaUa tha owner, but, '
having auch a peculiar twirl, In a strop
breese might easily twist Ita owner's
neck......:: i. . i-.., -v . i:',
1 ' King Jsd ward's Care ef 3Ua Horses. '
' From Reynolds' Newspaper.
' Under no circumstance Is any horse.
, W . haa h.all .mnln, tn IK. k I n ' .
Ut,bJ parnritted-wheir Hir longer fir"
for th, royl MrTle, to bm ,olo ,
majesty having a strong averalon to hia-'
horses being disposed of In any Way -whlcn
would leave- their future- treat- -
merit uncertain. :. . " "
Tha rule la to have them killed on the
premises tn the moat merciful manner
possible, and n pursuance of thla leeu- -latlon
one of the klng'a horses , was'
elaughtered In the royal atahlea at
Buckingham palace recently. A very
powerful dose ot chloroform' was ad.
ministered to the animal In a specially
constructed mask, and In a few mlnut 1
It died without a struggle. , - t