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TUESPAV.TJUNE 6. 180J.
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PUBLISHED ' BV, JOURNAL .PUBLiSHINQ, 6a
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Published t r - '-r fsvrfr' ri i 1 T
morning : t . TU Journal. BOIldinc. ruw . ana iwuuu
ttttUi Portland, . Oregon. -,-".'
SOME BACK 'AND FORWARD -GLANCES ATTHE-ELECTION.-;
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TTT WAS t hard-fouehr battle crowned with a great
4 i. I victory-. But it 'was a victory that cannot ba i;red
i w ? ,. " ited to ttife, personality and -character of the can-'
; ',1.., didate. pleasing as is the one arid -without Stain as is the
I ' ... other. Neither can it be claimed as a partisan victory,
i ... loyally as was his party support extended him, for with
. . r ". ovt generous aid, the .unselfish work and the unremitting
; i effort of lifelong Republicans nothing' could have been
i ; 'achieved.. It was a citizens' victory Jn its broadest and
best sense. ; It simply emphasizes the fact, which should
.' .'.Tribw be well understoodrihat he test by which city and
i county officials are tereafter; tcj be measured Hot
V V ; 1 whether they have beta true to a politics? machine but
' f whether they have been true to the people. If they' have
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been paid for, then they may ount upon recognition ana
rcarcLJ)Ut ot -otherwise no matter . wht party name
they may flaunt nor'how rigid their adherence to its
i f i partisan methods. In this sense a long step toward en-
" jfranchisement has been taken." No public official may
1 fnow feel so secure as to be utterly indifferent to. the
' ' ! tiuW'c"nO,1rfl,ic )nteesjtslHis electjonwitha
,. j....- j)acjtng givef na gafe sinecure. From
1 Uhe moment he fakes his seat he is on trial If he gives
i f to the public his quii'proquo irt service ha may count
4 aimself -securs-twit nofc-that wtsev-and-upon-no other
Uj basis. t ;r
j IZltt There were two other broad principles involved in the
campaign. One was business, anTHbnest and economical
r'; expenditure of the public moneys, the other a decent re
spect for -the lawl. There has been a. general tendency
i i for several years in Portland toward higher business and
moral standards in the administration of pvr public af
fairs. ' There has . been a realization; -backed unfortun-
- M f ately by abundant proof, that many of our public officials
." - have cared little for tht-public weal ant very much for
:,.l their"own aggrandizement. The public, service has been
4 prostituted to base ends -and -the pojice department has
' . been used to protect. rather tb.an.to aid in punishing vice.
.t There have been open alliances xn a business basis with
'-"jeertain industries without "the pale of the law yet Which
"r i flourish-like, green. bay. trees whett extended the protec
; ! tion of the officer of Unlaw. These 4huig-were--known
- of all men.Iir justification of the record there was but
1 one plea advanced arid that was, "Vote the ticket straight
i: , and save the party,1 Otherwise Portland must make ex
, V planation to the nation." , No defense could' have been
t- r ' made of such conduct; nothing could be said in extenu'a-
tiori oir in mitigation of if There was nothing to plead
! "V1 except-thaf'for party's sake the voters should condone
'i! wht was indefen
sible arid continue a course, that was
prostituting the public service ana.'enangeringKeytrb-
: Jic and private morals oi tne city, ihe issuecould not
,have been plainer; it could not. have been more, sharply
. -r defined and as it was made the people accepted it : The
verdict which they.rendered is, all things Considered, the
- roost notable in our tatiriicipahistoryThe explanatibn
" which they make to the nation is that , like' President
Roosevtlt they1 demand and r aeterjiiinea tij have gooj
government; that they are not scared by mere words or
phases when contrasted with deeds and acts. It means
" that that which is without the pale of the law must take
its proper and appointed place; that. -it must not arid can-L-not
hereafter dominate in our public and political af
fairs. It carries with it a lesson to these classes which
they cannot fail to understand but it also carrier a lesson
' to the decent lawabiding 'people of Portland who have
,fhus learned their power and howLto use jtandLwhOniiow
" find themselves the masters and not the servants of those
-' they elect to serve them,- - r -
The Journal has great confidence mDr. Lane, the
' mayOr-elect. He is a man of force, tact and experience,
He Is honest and fcie will do what ha believes to be tight.
We have every confidence that he will give an admin
istration such as the public desires and has hitherto de
manded without avail. We do not believe that he will be
either sadical -orrextreme .in-emandinglhosei.things
which are impossible of achievement but that he will be
roc.kribbed fn demanding honesty in the public service,
a dollar's worth for every dollar spent, and in upholding
in. this 'community a decent lespect for the .law.--. We
shall be disappointed if at the end of his term the gen
eral verdict shall not be that he. has done, or honestly
and intelligently tried to dok everything which could rea
sonably be expected of any ' patriotic, inteHigept, fn'
crgetic and homeloving man placed in, the, same position,
and given similar powers. ' . . ' . " '
-The voice bf'thpulpit has beeri stoutly raised in this
campaign on the side of righteousness. Io no other di
rection Has there been .displayed a higher type of cour
age or has. better evidence been irhren 0 the faith and
confidence reposed in the ministers by their congrega
tions. The work of the Municipal association has been
.,nirtni-ant-'ffective. That bodv of men isTiow com-!
oosed of veterans in the good cause. They held aloft
the banner when high, courage was needed and the ma- hnrdlaeura hla candidacy for president In
iority rolled up for Lane is alt the justification they re
quire lcfieectIveness6fJhCtaborrTehich thejrput
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:go far as The Journal is concerned it will not attempt
to conceal the pleasure' it feels over the result. It is
justified in regarding iff to a gteat degree as a personal
vindication. It soughv no vindication at the hands of the
public for that whatever vindication it required has come
to it from an appreciative publicwhose patronage, sup
port and approval-has been generously manifested in
tangible ways in the past three y ears, But. ouiL-esteemed
contemporary thC Oregorilan, uUerly ignoring the real
issueat stake- and the public, interests involved,-insisted
upon making the campaign an issue between the. two
papers. So far al . we. are concerned we are perfectly
content to rest upon the popular verdict solemnly ren
dered in : yesTef daylection. In the election xA. Dr,
Lane the apparently impossible was achieved. Put jbn a
partisan-4)asis-he-4iad-S,000-majof ity-to-vercome ; thc
returrts show him 1,216 to the good." There is "a news
paper less6n! in the election and it is quite as sighif icant
as any other. It is that the paper whose impulse comes
from private motive, whether of spteen, gain or ambition,
cannot stand against a newspaper which is dedicated to
the public service aad- whose sincerity -prut to the proof
has never been found wanting. The Journal's course re
quired neither apology nor explanation. It has definitely
fought for definite ends and neither boycott nor threats
of special interests deterred it from what it conceived to
be"a public duty That it has. been an agency fpr.public
good no one will deny in the face of the accumulating
evidences of the past twoears. The Oregonian may lay
theaTfeWglinction to its soul that the Matthews ma-chirie-has
Drought about the defmr nf tht- PrprH-rr
Pw council will ba btoMlr watched.
" Th ty:at-home ar always. BMmtr-
.i '',.?,0B th wwithar ettUi,
fair will grow in tnterect dally. -
, Toro It pjfobably a, lUvr la tha aav-
ii r ':1"" tom him wfio
-It thera no way to atop that Equitable
rowT Brlckbata would em to be juatl-
If thara U any .other office that Mr.
Cortelyou hain't had and wanta, let him
nam it. ' , . .. -- . .,
Rbjeatveneky will alwaya look upon tha
Btralta of Korea as a place where ba vu
In aor strain. . - B -
It la not Rueda that la being pounded,
but the Russian KrHrarchv. the womt
nemlea of Russia. - , ., ,
It's all over for 'two voire- let mn.
body male 4h. beat of It, and pull for
a rreater Portland. r--,i
Whllo over In the PhlHnnln will
Secretary Taft pleaa 'a make Inquiries
aoout on AiulnaldoT .
Meiyor Wearer uaed to be a. machinist.
rerhaps that la why he doesn't take
kindly o political machine.""" T '
Secretary Shaw says he doea not want
1908. Well, neither does anybody else.
A rood many of th lmmlrranta would
rather work with a machine In a city
than g o Into the country to work on -a
farm. ,. . . . . -j
Paul Jones, ha of th 'recently resur
rected bones, waa onoa a rear admiral In
th Russian navy." But Russia has no
Paul Jonesea now. - .'.... :
Go often if you can afford It. - Tou
will havo to if you see It all well.- And
taic tne children; ifa an education for
them, as' well as amusement.
Everybody In Orconahould do alt he
or ah reasonably can to make th fait
a areat aucceas. -And th most practical
way la to .go , early and ot ten. .
It having been discovered that earn arc
very numerous in Guild's lake, should not
precaution be taken to protect children
and . exhibits from being" devoured by
3. Plerpont Morrn paid tH
blberon. Diligent researoh
Information that a blberon
cup. "TWnlc how many schoo
that would buyl
candidate for mayor but it will have to excuse the general
public from indulging in A quiet snicker while it points
to the little hole out of which it attempts to crawl. If
the Oregonian- is -discredited in Portland today, if it has
made manifest its own lack o( influence and made plain
the ridiculous splenetic motives 'which have actuated it, ii
has no one but itself to bIame.JlJnadeLiti-6wa-issue,
irT5perf-eyedT"derended the indefensible, it spewed its
venom on innocent, and defenseless heads and then it
went down to the most humiliating and galling defeat
which an American , newspaper has ever sustained. In
its own 'WOfds, "Let this kuffice." And indeed it should
suffice, for anyone who would call for more is too much
of a glutton to receive recognition in sane and civilized
HOIST BY.HIS DWN PETARDT
. Having unmasked hypocrisy in the newspaper
business here, the Oregonian at present has nothing
more to say False pretense, detestable everywhere,
is especially so in journalism.-TheOTegomanhas
made known who the owners and publishers, of a
' corporation and bankers' newspaper that has been
' conducted nere during three years under false pre-
tenses, are That.will do.Only the Oregonian once
more will say that nothing else is so reprehensible
...... .as publication of a newspaper under false colors
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ers and publishers of a newspaper are. The public
then may judge what motives control it In this case
there will be no further question about it. Cow
ardly hypocrisy and hypocrisy is always cowardly
haS-icenuiimaskeL-That-wiU do. Oregonian.
1 UfTIIATVILI' D ,nd k wi" Editor Scotl
" . I ' has exposed another mare's nest. The "old.
- man" has not-iorgotten. : it - seems the . "hy
pocrisy,' false pretense and cowardice" he practiced on the
' public a doVeh or more years ago, when he turned over
the Telegram to a man named Moffett who conducted it
in-secret for-this hypocrite Scott, in a building on the
5 f--"'-eorner of 'Alder andSixthstreets opposite IhejOre-
, goniamiunoing, wnne masqueraaing it as a uemocraiic
I r, i " -paper. The hypocrisy," false" pretense and cowardice"
j . were so palpable that the public refused to bite at the
J j( baited hook, and so the effort was a costly one to its
I ': perpetrators, and it "died a borninV The Telegram was
. returned to "The warm" maternal embrace, where it now
I . rests and serves no purpose other than a burdeit to the
' . motherly, though un-'Christianlike old Oregonian. :
J, ' . So far as The Journal is concerned, and its existence
,. irritates Mr. Scott, it is owned by a stock company, in
". ! v.hich Mr. C. S.r Jackson has the controlling interest.
. -1 From the start the names of its stockholders were known
' . to all men, including Mr. Scott, there being no, pretense
i-i ,AJjf0tfB it f.roniibepubiIc4-indeed th names were printed
' . - openly, and the entire public knew who were responsible
:r: 'of the paper's. existence. "The Journal's iife is an op
! , book, the wayfaring man, though a fool, may read it, an
; invitation being extended to all, now as heretofore, to
J t come and examine it, to ask any question desired, or for
1 , . any information of,the conduct and ownershio of the
. paper. Will Mi". Scott of the Oregonian dare to be. as
r honest, frank and openr "
... The Journal leaves it to the public to decide which is
j ' the hypocrite, fale pretender and coward In the news
! j.' .', PP"e"f business in this community. At this very mo-
I . mtnt it has evidences of the faith and trust of a- large
f -. i. porlioncf the"Portland public its representations and
' pledges of firm adherence to the public interest. '
, r, Men may come and men may go; Scott may sneeze
i and yelp and thunder, buThe Journal is. here, planted
j ,- firm and strong, determined to serve-the public and be
m , the newspaper of thejnultitude, of the many against the
, few, and this pledge is registered with full knowledge of
its mpo8ibilit tad import, . '-.': r - t
PORTLAND'S NEW JUVENILE COURT.
ORTLAND is soon to have a juvenile court, pre
sided over by Circuit Judge Frazer, and its pro
ceedings and their Tesults will -bewatthed by
roany-with-4ugreat deal of interest. Judge Lindsley of
Denver has made a great success ot his juvenile court,
but he is an exceptional man. This was a fad or pet idea
and scheme with him, and to its execution and develop
ment he has devoted most of.h" 'nie and energies for
vears. and he is a tireless -worker. We may not see so
much Jesuits here soon as He can now twt-we-iooKtof
sood r-esults in a short time, and believe that they wiH
become more apparent and valuable as time passes.
The reasons for establishing a separate juvenile court
need not be recounted here. They have often been
stated, and indeed are patent. In a brief general state
ment thejrmajrbe thus summed -upr Becareful -to re
claim and reform the wrongdoing child before he be
comes a confirmed criminal, which association with con
firmed criminals, and often a term in a jail, will tend to
make him.' ""
To this' end the court needs the assistance, the co
operation, of many. Not only those especially desig
nated to aid in this work, but all reformatory societies,
churches and other organizations having in anywise in
view the betterment of society, ought to help. "The ways
of doing tthis those having the-matter-irr hand will in
due time point out. But everyDody wno can help in any
way should be glad to do so. It is a great work, and de
serves the sympathy and support of all good citizens. .
TAKE THE CHILDREN TO THE FAIR.
AKE THE CHILDREN to the exposition. Take
them as often as you can afford to, and Jet theih
stay as long and, see as much of it as possible
They, may never have another. opportunity of seeing so
much in so pleasant a way. -vf .
"- The multitude ef scenes and objects, there are highly
educative, as well as interesting and-entertaimng.
Children if quite young will not understand them or the
significance of them, Tery well,yet"thejr will riot" forget
what they saw, and it will do them good as they grow
older- and visits to the exposition will do olderjchil.dren
much good now. - " , ..
Fot one thing this exposition will inspire children with
loyalty to and love for Oregon, their native or early
adoptive uuit will cause them ta luyclaitli in Ore
gon, to be proud of it. and to work in it contentedly,
early realising- the truth that though there"are far more
populous states, and states that produce more of some
things, thereUs ncr better state in all the. great Union
than Oregon and it will be a very valuable thing to have
all the children -of Oregon, soon to be its men and
women.-feehthat'wayY - I
There are other good reasons even the one ot in
nocent and healthy recreation . is not io be despised
that need not be recounted here, for we presume rio one
will deny that the exposition is a fine place for children
tijj attend.1 So take them unless well-grown, and, well
trained don't ;f end them as often as can conveniently
be done,1 It jr.ul Co. then good, ' ' ; "
A Brooklyn man waa cured of all hi
Ills by fasting 46 day, and ttcla-per
fectly wejland. young again.. Why atart
in eating SKain. men : Ana
AJaby was frosen to death tn it
mother arms -while Its parents were
traveling In a wagon In Nevada. A per
son should bo able to get a lot of gold to
ventur In such a region. 7- " -r
- In an olectrleal torm. wooden churches
usually-oof fee morO'thari " other build
ings, but this I not necessarily becaus
they are out of favor with th elements,
but rather because of their high steeple
court destruction. : 1
NOT A FAILURE ; ;
i,i ' '" rrt
- By Ber. Tkona B. Orogory. . . '
In an address th good effect of which,
1 trust, is stilly at work Jn the land.
Pes1denrEllot of HarvariJused 4hese
.wo.r41.7 ""-."""7;.." 'ri . ' . '
- ''Our father expected that good- gov
ernment would flow from universal suf
frage as naturally a th brook flows
from Its wooded watershed;, but' wa
hav discovered from actual experience
that universal suffrage often produces
bad . government, especially In large
cities." . ' . - r , . ....
It must b confessed that there Ja no
disputing President JUlot'a'- statement.
It -1 perfectly , tru .that. our father
hhd a'splendld confidence In th people,
and perfectly tru It also la that since
this government of ours went Into op
eration confidence has too often bean
betrayed. .. '.. -
But- I do not Imagin for a moment
that - th father wer altogether de
void of common aense, and that they
looked for-perfection In th peopl and
their government. '
W ought, therefore, to be satisfied
If the Arirlcsn-people have ben able
to . maintain a government which, up
to date, and upon.th whole, has proven
Itself to bo th best government' that
history knows anything about. " " "'r
This claim', I think, can bo fairly
made; and that being the. case; w are
clearly entitled to conclude that th
men-who made' this nation and organ
lied Its form of government wer not
mistaken In holding that popular, goy;
ernment w.t a practical thing.
It Is, too. tru that In this America
of ours w hav had violence and wrong
far too much of It. Indeed. W hav
had official corruption. Th ends of
govoriimonS hov-ofew-b-1 t-oight
Of. and-In many way th' pure and
noble aims of the fathers have ailed to
materialise. . i ... : '
' Th'e rout b admitted, alne It would
be folly to attempt to deny tt. ,
But the great Inspiring fact remains.
and cannot bo wiped out, that the bad
thins her referred fb hav .been, th
exception nd not-th-rul'
In the American peopl' government
of themiejvea tber has been far more
of strength than of weaknes. far more
of wisdom than of olly, far more of
auccesa than of fifiluro--and It may b
said, without fear, of successful con
tradiction, that th. nw and. at nrt.
untried experiment. In - domocraey.-4
"pannlnk out" prettywell. U-
" But In lustlc to th subject. It should
iPiin-B,i.f-.Travv--j'Tha saidthat we have never -yet haa-a
naa locatea in Bullfrog, Nevada, to prac-
tir iw - H dfitr nrd "tc" be
quit r croaker himself at time.-
pure democracy.lnlhlSxOttDtry r
7T puro' democracy la th condition In
Toncalla Is to hav a water system.
Nearly -all Oregoncitla are Ros
Caterpillars too numerou In Wash
Fair crop of exceptionally fine prunes
In Union county.
Wasco will .noon finish grading and
Oiling Its streets. -
which th law of th land ar found
to b; an; exact expression of th will
of th people. , .
Theoretically this country Is ruled by
the people, but actually tt Is ruled by
the representative of the people.
. Put into office, these representatives
sometimes erv the people' will, and
sometimes, again they erv their "wn
wills only nd th people, bftener than
Otherwise eurs them and do nothing
about It. , ' -
Nowaday, however, th people ar
waking up.and thera -aro- enmlstakabl
imi of the- coming of th pur dem
ocracy -rtha government which hall bo
"trf. ttll frTTTlft. h' fo
the people." - ..
'""New wdrda : ar creeping Into, th
American political vocabulary uch
word a th "Initiative," and th "ref
rendura." and th "recall" word
which are full of promise and prophetl
of 11 that la bright and cheering In
Biir numtrv'l future. t" '''.--. ,
"putLJndceoV la he- whe-doeo-tiot per'
celv that th people ar munmni
tak things Into thlr own hands, begin
ning so to arrange thing that th
hall b aubject to their steady scrutiny
and - speedy correction, ahoifld They
eem to b taking th wrong cours.
Government will never ba for th peo
ple until It n of th people and by the
people, and It la through th-"lnltla-
!, Ida 'referendum." and.th re
call" that this latter ana i-ihji'
object la to materialise. "
We have every rmun f ""f---
lowed- their, load,', with th result that
drinking la no longer considered ','r
sptable." To be our. vry nownd
then we hear 'the poaslmlstlo wall that
Intemperance) la On the Increase., but the
lig of iiir-imroT n,mi
a centurr ago our 'representative,-In
congress thought It no, disgrace to be
carried helplossly Intoxicated from the
dining table. ' Today th sale of llouor
1 prohibited 1n. the national capltol, and
many of -our- senators and congress
men hav Interested themselves active
ly In temperance legislation.- At ban
quets of chamber of commerce In our
large cities tt I not uncommon to omit
Win from the menu, and where win.
I served it la untested by a large number-of
the diners, th employer no
longer, demands ability tn th blbulou
line from his traveling men. Business
1 not got by'th corkscrw nowaday.
- In- the Seth- century achem of civili
sation ther la no, plac -for drbnea or
drunkard. It ha taken our race a
good many year to reach, thle-point
wher It IS" Just beginning to learn to
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When, a iw .night ago, w were re
minded by a glided fool that some men
sin through weakness and ' others
through ambition, with all deference to
Henry - Ouy - Cafleton, ther wa an
othr author who knew that doctrine
better and preached It mpr eloquently,
more powerfully. HI nam wa Clyd
Fitch, hi sermon "Th Climbers."
Th Belasco stock company did well
In "Th. Heart of Maryland." It dQe
."'fbette'r In The Cumbers.'' Challenge
th statement If you will, but see tin
current bill first. Th performance
laat -evening waa th. equal of any that
ha cost ' playgoers twlc th " money
xht lacg . seaion, and ao .. avaniy-aod
measurablysdmlrabl that peopl won
dered how it vr happened to have
been the vehlole of a star. . .
- The play U fltchlan to hair. What
more Is required! A playwright who
will tak th curtain tip on a family
returning rom th funeral Of th
father and drop It on the suicide of a
thief and. so mix the - elements or
comedy - and -dolef uinesa- aa they her
appearroust te Hearing th limit of
cleverneae. - He '.. must bo Fitch;' ' no
other. If ever a man knew femininity
he waa Fitch. If ever a man learned
th hollowness of th so-called . smart
set he was Fitch. Ahd If ever a pen
was galled against that set and Sunk
Into Its" quick, the" pen :waa that' of
Fitch. . ""The Climbers" borders i closely
on th problem playy-but-4-elvrr.
It is.-1 dare, say, among-the-r-!
Amert can drams tlo creation. -
And how It ault that companyl Th
performanc we applauded by eenea,
then by speeches and finally by lln.
Ther wa something - remarkible In
this,- too, for no author haa et for
himself a harder pace than haa Fitch
In th ftrt act of The Cllmbra.; The
spectator . oontemplate with -. actual
anxiety the coming of- Act 11, 1ialf ex
pecting a. let down. But Fitch-like,
th play goes off on. another tack and
the degree of Interest 1 preserved until
the final curtain. It waa th sort ot
performanc that makea men forget to
go out between the acta and altogether
th erne, or stock production on th
Paclflo coast' . ' ''
-I&Jhr. rnlw Plyred rny imr-iia
Alfalfa growsf "welPori "
In Jackson county.
On million new Jamba In eastern
Oregon thla spring (eat.).
Wallowa county peopl ar plagued
wit it ft fijTfc Holy RoJ is
A big lot of Umatilla county sheep
will be shipped to Michigan.
Total pupils In Pendleton echool dur
ing th year 1.269 VI more boy than
girl.- - -
Wild strawberries more plentiful In
Benton county than for year, and un
usually largjs. -t -
There Is onlytme -Chinese -laundry- In
Salem, and Its proprietor is planning
to go back to China. .
A Columbia county man of 75, who
had been a widower only two month.
and a woman of 70, were married last
A Wallowa county man sold a span
of work horses, brothers, 4 and 6 yours
old, weighing 1,400 Snd 1,600 pounds,
Fercnerons,xor iiue. ...
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- Gpringfleld News: Jud Hecktman 1
down from Fall Creek and look a pros.
peroua a a Texas horseman. He 1 not
much given to" oclety, 'but when ";he
break into hi o'clock clothe for an
afternoon-off ho l-no lotieh. H' a
full of life aa a mendowlark On a sunny
June morning and ha a song of glad-
neas that no bum poet can drsorlbe.
Sherman county. -claim th Waace
News, can show a larger percentage of
men who hav made rortunes raising
eraln than any county In th northwest
Bnnk' deposits ; In, the little. town ol
Wasco average 1200,000 a month. Th
county I out of debt and ha a surplus
In the treasury Town are all pros
perous.' ' Business opportunities ar nu
merous. ' . . ., .
" Th Umatilla tlndlnn reservation
school will not close till aom time In
July, th superintendent believing that
It will benefit th Indian children mort
to remain in school during th month
of Jan and part of July than It win for
mem to o roaming over th hill.. Borne
Indian object, one of thm-on the
ground that h na three acre of grata
nay to narvest, and n needs his chll-
tdren to help him, .-
Tlie rank and file of the people are all
right th new from Philadelphia
prove that th peopl shall keep In
close touch with their represents lives
and make tho representative do their
julii rsoru nrsxosTAJgT.
From Th Dalle Chronic!.
Again la Th Dalle Indignant, and
Justly so. After raing nuinr ;,
rett dream from th Oregonian ene
clalwr respondent hod- whew In Th
Dalle last wek. th blood of every on
of th largr number of aubscrlbers
which th big daily na m
boiled. They wer inaignsn ov,r m
two previous artlole and leading men
were contemplating seuuiu - vw...-
plalnt. They ar who now.
In th flrt Plac this fellow, who
eame Wtt h f ull, deUrmlnatlon olLgat-
ting a confession out oi w unarm
mad no furthor Investigation about the
town' bulnes lntereet and w will
ventur to y wa not off Becond
and Third atroets) write to hi paper
that the city ha greatly deteriorated,
which all whose vision 1 not dimmed
by th eternal amok of a vtl cigarette
and th atrong fumes, which manat
from a breath overcharged, know 1
base falsehood. He ha but to look
about to hav his tatmenU rfutd.
i- r. v.4 "llow" reporter who aw
so much when In The Dalle well, we
would advise him not to call on, Wil
ii. .in! or anr others In Th
Dalle. In. ha !o" h ln,nt mter
view mor than one murderer. - "
TSB WASXBAT OT XXOat TIHAsTCB.
From the Saturday Evening Post.
"e.r one In a whll ther is a quar
rel among th manager of om grt
enterprise railway, manuiaciunn, mm
Insurance. Amfin tho-atruggle th door
i. ....h.i nnen. and the publlo haa a
,UmnH of what 1 going on behind
bribery fund for publlo officials, sala
ries of enormous six to parasites, tock
Jobbing, gambling, wlndlo on the pub
lic At the hout 0t dismay, and horror
from th public, th quarreler grow sl
lentceaa , their , struggling, Jiatlly
draw th door to. And preaenUy, on th
m.rhl atena appear . a amug, suave
gentleman,, a "bulwark"rof society; and
he eloquently explain to th publlo that
i. i. r..ilv mistaken In thinking It aaw
things mor like th doings In a den of
thieve than in a -greai nn.ntim m.w
' " '
Thla 'happen not once, but every onee
In a while. Some day the amug gentle
man will be pained by the discovery that
be la no longer oeuevra.
sobkxstt An roocnEgg.
From the Housekeeper- "
The announcement of Indiana'a new
governor ' to' offlee-kr. r that J,no
drinking .man need apply," I th latest
sample of the disrepute into which
tippling has "fallen. For year, ev
eral of the great railways hav Insisted
that thlr enjP'oye shall b aober men,
and other large eorporaUona have lol-
that of Blanch Sterling. Mia
Moor added vastl y to hr laurel. Boo
sustained her climax in the last act-
If th quiet Incident of hr decision to
remain with- Sterling Is realty th
climax, a I UMv Mr. Flk
might hav done- whlcn Is pral not
too extravagant Equal honor fell t
Mr." Salnpoll aath-molly weak-em
T)esiler, , SUrllng ft map- who toje
from every mend no naa ana yei
fast th sympathy of th audience.
Frank Worthlngton played th part Tio
better. Th Trotter of Reginald Mason
showed that actor In a new and bril
liant light. . Mr. Ormonde s opportuni
ties ar mor manly than numerous.
Th women excelled themselve.
Upon her first appeareae with th
company. Eleanor Gordon mad a de
cided hlt. -, Bhe I not only a woman of
tunning appearance; her acting i
dressy aa her wardrobe andaa attrac
tive. Christie McLean as Mrs. Hunter,
the hypocritical widow; Miss Brlaaao aa
th delayed debutante and Laura Adam
the maiden, aunt were capita in roie
nf wlil variance.
The stage- l-oauliruny oressea, xne
setting magnificent Th unriaimas
v seen In th econa act win com
nar favorably with any interior ever
put oa the atage for a modern..pUy.
ainln love with the sea, but I do not
trust her yet; . ., 1 '
Th tall ship she his slain ar 111 to
Their sails were white In the morning,
. their mast were SDllt by noon;
Th sun ha seen them perish, and th
tar and tn moon.
A a man lev a woman, so I lov th
And ven'a U delr of her 1 her d-
aire of me:
Whan w mt after parting, we put
Like lover Joined with lover; but I do
not. trust her yet.
For fierce she Is, end strange, and her
lov is kin to hate:
8h must gtay whom ah desires; ah
- - - will draw me ioojs or lat
Down- Into da rkne-and ellene; the
nlac of drowned men. .
Havlnat her arm about tn. And I
hall trust her then. - . .
Oerald Oould In London SpecUtor.
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f JdAsmtO O WOBD "OmATT."
LETTERS FROM i THE I
Thai " ''"
Klamath - Falls. Or- June 'X To1
the Editor of ' The Jouraal Tour
editorial of May ft. under the caption:.
reclamation Canal Enterprises,'' .-wa
evidently baaed, so tar as It refer to
the Klamath project, upon misinform' ,
tlon. All th options for th purchased
of the 1 existing- canal - properties here
were referred by the government official,
to the director of th Klamath Water.
User' association for' approval or re
jection. This association Is an organi
sation of th landowner Under th proj
ect and . the. director are th officiate
rvprnvuiaiivee n wuuownvri.
Th- local - engtneers bf the reclama
tion service reoom mended the payment
Of $100,000 to th Klamath Canal com
pany. Th Water Users' association :
authorised th payment of $125,000.1 aW,
tnougn aom of the eVctor. them
selves owner of large tracta of lands,
voted In favor of authorising th pay- '
ment of $176,000. Th canal company'
declined to selL Iter, th consulting
board of reclamation service engineers, ,
meeting at Lo Angeles. California. a-i
cured an option at $150,000, and 111
association approved' tha'purchas at
that figure,'- The government engineer
estimated ,th canal, company' expedl
ture In construction work to be about-.
$85,000. Th company submitted , a
statement -which shOwed an expenditure
of about $106,000 for construction work."
practically all of th land under th
Klamath project except those In th lake
beds are under private ownership;-and -none
of th landowner hav been heard
to complain of the terms-of settlement "
with the Klamath Canal company. Wltll,
or course, w would hav preferred to
pay leas, w realise that th seller hasl
om volee-tn ing the- rtc-pon--bt-property.
. Under the. existing circum
stance4 the' canal company can afford'
to sell i for $160,000, nd -under - th'
existing clrcumstanc th landowofr -'
can afford to pay that prlc. . .
i nese negotlatlona have not only to -
run the gauntlet of th project engl
neers, the consulting engineers and th
landowners, but they must bTapprovedr
by th 'chief engineer ot the reclamation
Service, by th director of the geologl- '
cal survey and by th secretary of the
interior, in ere seem to b sufficient .
safeguard against wast andrextrdva
ganc. - - -
It Is difficult to understand th reason,
for th stated objections to- th reclama
tion act itself. The landowner must
eventually pay the -cost of construction.
In most or the feasible projects ft
percentage .of tjie-land 4 under prlvat -ownership.
The reclamation engineer
determine th cost of butldlng the sys
tem and Inform the landowner. If th
latter agree to bear their proportionate '
part or tne cost, the government con-,
structs ,th system: If not It doesn't.
Subsequent purchaser or settler of
land know th prlc they must nay for
a- water right before they purchase or
make entry. A thla I th only senslbl
and practical . policy to pursua, and It
t tn on adopted, ther eeein to be
no. reason xor any cnange.
ELMER I. APPLEOATB.
Secretary Klamath Water Users' Asso
PortIand7"Jun.e I. To the Edltnelof
Th-Joumat A-tady-rrom Minneapolis
came here-lit March to ' visit with
friend: Tim and agatn eh has'trled
to find the church Of tier denomination,
but the streetcar conductors hav told
her -repeatedly that they "do not know'l.
WhereJtJ-.- Th addreng given ii East
Tenth and Grant streets. This I only
one Instance out of many that coald be
cited. Whatwni th - eastern visitor
think of our- transportation eyatern":
when such glaring defect appear "on '
the fac of lt"
When cross streets ar given the
streetcar conductor ought to be able
to tell which line to take to reach the
place desired. A CITIZEN.
LEWIS AND CLARK
From the Boston Transcript.
The Middlesex . superior, court I
wrestling -with the problem of defining
the meaning of the word' "graft." aa
used In the newspaper. The counsel
for a Lowell psper which has been ued
for libel for Its use of the word ha of
fered to submit to the court a brief de
fining the meaning of "graft," or rather
Ita various meanings, for there aeems
to be a use of. the-word ln which noth
ing corrupt i; Implied" In thle sense
it mn-irely -thH0l(lltlg6r ft publlo
Office, the rsturne'-from, which my be-
entirely, proper, in oouns wiu. iran
decide which of the Various meaning
of th word must be attached to It use
In the alleged libel Thus it appeare
that there 1 "good graft" and "bad
graft." The English language, r rather
It colloquial ue.ts a wonderful -thing,
arid when we have the word "graft"
meaning aomethlng entirely proper and
something entirely ' wrong, the person
who use It should accompany th
phrase with a definition.
' - ,;. i ti . .
v Ttt for Tat. . 1 .,'..'..'.
'"'' From the Kansa City Star.
"So jvheft Standard Oil slapped Kansas
In the fc. Kansas slapped back," aay
Judge J. McD. Trimble. Mr. Trlmbl
states th facta of th encounter rather
too mildly. Standard Oil hit Kansas with
a pair of brsss-knurks and Kansa re
sponded by swatting eianqara wi wun a
ball bat. .- -i- -
En route up th Missouri river front
Fort Msndan. near the site of Bismarck,
North Dakota. The party Is rearing
the Rocky mountain.
Jun S Captain Lewis wa now eon- '
vlnced that this river pursued a direc
tion too far north for our -route to the
Pacific and therefore resolved (o re
turn, but waited till noon to take a me
ridian altitude. The cloud, however,
part of the night.-continued and pre
vented the observation; part of the men
were sent forward to a commanding
eminence, six mile south, 70 degree
west.-from whieh they saw, at the dis
tance of about IS mile south. SO' "de
grees west, a point of the south "bluff
of the river, which thenoe bore north
wardly. . .
In their absence two rafts lisd haen .
prepared and when they returned about
noon th party embarked; but they soon
found that the raft war so small
and slender that th baggage waa wet,
and therefore It was necessary to aban
don them and go by land. They there
for crossed th plains, and at th dis
tance of IS mile cam to th river,
through a cold etorm.irom: the north
east, accompanied by shower of rain.
Th abruptness of th cliffs compelled
them, after going a few mile, to leave
the- river and meet-the orm In th
plafn.- -Here they directed thalr course
too far northward, in consequence of
which they did not meet the river t Di
late at night, after having traveled is
mile sine noon, and halted at a little
below the entrance of Lark creek. They
had the good fortune to kill two buf
faloes, which supplied them with supper
but spent a very uncomfortable night,
without any shelter from the - rain,
which continued -till morning.
YXWBAJKOa 1ST A. SAUgAOB.
UnSef the heading "Th .Sausage of
Vengeance," en amusing story la related
In the Paris Matin. . . i '
Hlppolyte Olgomard. a young man of
II, having -conceived a. -vlJlent paenirm -for
Mile.. Lucl- Martliw-wa desei ted by
her during a walk one day, and In hi
Jealous rage hit on this novel method
of vengeanc: i
Constructing a ausag of magnifi
cent proportion, h .Inserted Jt in. a
mall quanlty of corrosive- sublimate
and sent It a an offering of friendship '
to Mil. Martin. The latter tasted It
and waa soon after seised with violent
pain. Th next morning ah received'
from her lover a laconie note: "Venge
ance Is cold eating Htppolyre." , --".
She at once placed the affair la the
nand of th pollc, and Olgomard wae
consequently ordered to com up for
Judgment If called upon.-
Yewthfnl Slploaxaey. - '
From th Nw York, Commercial.'
The bos wa. bending over a table.!,
looking at th directory,, Th.nw".
ffice boy slipped up quietly and "poked
a note Into-hJ hand. The urprtd
boss opened It .and read: ' "Honored Sin
Xtt pants ta rUped., ' '