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PUBLISHES BY JOURNAL ' PUBUSHXNQ XX '
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PuhMshsd every evening ( except Sunday) ana vary Sunday morning at Tba Journal Building, ' FliU and Yaaahfll
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LOGGED-OFF LANDS FOR HOMESEKKERS.
i HAT thousand of eastern: people arc corning., to
,tbe Pacific northwest this year, not a mere
tourists, or sightseers, '..but'in search, of new
, i country homes',, is ; evident; -Transportation "agents1" are
" ? kept online ""fti-aTp fuwthing, information toaucrr people
r about Jands in Orefbn: Wshington nd Idaho., Knowl
jedge. of ibis portion f lh country is Vp'readrhff tro'ugh
T.' out the east, and many people are learning that this is the
' best part of the country for persons of limited means,
"V? and of atrength and nrgy, to-aecnre homes and give
' 'their growing children a chance to get a patch of God's
footstool in this favored region. -. w..,.v-.Wf
". A good many of these homeseekerc that are coming
and will come are organizing into colonies or companies
for the purpose of acquiring logged-off timber lands or
. " other as yet undeveloped and unimproved lands," that can
T be obtained cheaply, or within their means. They do not
4 iotead gtartjgooperative colonies.' but Jobtain" lands i
, wnereon uiey can oe jn .contact ana comimrmcauon.wiia
- and helpful to one another." There is room already on
ucb lands for-, great number offamilica in the Pacific
"northwest, and with the building of the Tillamook rail
road and the disappearance of the timber will be good
cbancesfor41ounds of such familie in northwestern
- Oregon alone." '. ' . ' . .'-,'...! ,..,v-.;,..
.",V In a few years Oregon, meanwhile, having disposed of
, millions of dollars' worth of timber, will offer compara
tively cheap home to people who are able and willing to
vdig out homes from these lands, as multitudes have done
. 'before them in this country, , - " - .-- -
v Making homes on such lands means years of hard and
steady work,. tut it.ia healthy, endurable workTand no
Very great barriers stand in the way of success. The
'climate is mild and stock can subsist the year round With
' but little feed. Thd water is abundant and pure. The
"" aoitfr fertile and produces 1 grains, grasses, vegetable
and Jruits of all kind as soon as sufficiently cleared up.
T Mtny-avrnuearof pToductJo are open toanch- workers
i Dairy products, hog and poultry are alway in demand.
: Stock" raising on a limited scale can be engaged in at once;
; In a word, there fa no part of the country that offers-so
" many inducements to real worker of comparatively small
means as the lands of the Pacific northwest that have
f been or are soon to be denuded of their merchantable
v ; timber.'-- ., i ..V:; .vvv"
, . ; ...'JOURNAUSTIC. INDEPENDENCE. ' . . . J,
-' The most optimistic-feature '"of political urjialism TT
.' in the United States i its steadily growing indepehd- I
..i . nce- Loytlt to. party Tia ceased to be construed
as an imperative demand in the management of a
rr newspaper .for" self-effacement or stultification. . It !
: used to be unnecessary to look mt the editorial page
i' of a party newspaper in order to learn where and t
; how it stood in relation to any act oieliTeranceJ
of-tha administrationor any platform declaration.
la those days, and they are not yet in the very re-, :
mote past, the Sun was not more sure to rise' on time
' than was' the-average political journal to put its
v ; benediction oa all the output 6f the administrations
and national conventions of it own! party and to s
"hurl ita malediction afTall deliverance from the
; :,oth tide.Wash1ngton'Posf., t Kt. V V
,1 r? MUUISi Jhe trjithand a Very encouraging and grat-
( j ifying one. Reader neither demand nor expect
. : . Prtisan journalism as people demanded, or ex?
. " pected it not very many years ago. The Jrue newspaper
should have a penerration and intelligence as to the right
and justice of measures and the charactered public men
somewhat beyond those of the average private citizen, for
the trained and experienced newspaper writer is supposed
to be more acutely observant, to keep a closer watch of
public affairs and men, and to be in some tense an ex-
. pert in' this line of knowledge, and therefor its state-
menu .of facts and expressions of opinion ought to be
' printed with- an abidingQc'onsrientiousne'ss,' a sincere and
' l candid belief that it is stating or advising that which if
true, and right, and best for the people, regardless of
the prospects, desires, demands or fortunes of any polit
1cal party, still less of any politician or atateiman. ?
There are newspapers one even in Portland that af
4' feet- independence .'of --opinion - and utterance .when it
. tl?iea't count, -whea it is not pertinent; but when a cam
j'paign comes on, even a municipal campaign, forgets or
: ignore eyejrything it ha said in exposing or criticising
,ita party. andJtrgct aUiRepublicansor . Democrats, as
- the case may be. to stand pat and vote for the party can
didate, fight or wrong, good, bad or indifferent.. ' .
:i,r The growing independence of the press and the' people
is a good, sign, a good thing. Parties, as is often said,
mar be necessary in a Republican form of government,
y - and party regularity may be in some degree meritorious
-on occasions; but the old fashioned party worship t
. passing, a it should, and very much to the public benefit.'
you. . These men. were feathering their nest finely while
the policy-holders wer the geese that were being. plucked
through premium from 30 to 60 per cent higher than
' ' ' ..if. ' . i . r . . j .. .. .. f I a 1.1 . I f- -
were. reaxonaDie or ngni. oiaica Dricyiy anu diulij uc
pew in this matter' was a mere Krafter. The Vanderbilts
hired him for a lotigr time to-act as nominal president'of
the New York Central at a aalary of S100,O0Oa yarr but
his real business was as a lobbyistlo, work at Albany, at
Washfngtbn, ana elsewhere. ; .-, ', .. . '
'. So there are many men in public life, particularly in
congress, who, while taking-pay from the people to serve
them, are always looking for opportunities to fill their
pockets and disport themselves annually in Europe by
helping to swindle the people. Type of such grafter in
high places vary, but they are all alike Jn being grafters.
UNION AND WALLOWA COJJNTIES.
HIS. is the special day at the exposition for two
-'Zirfatwii TTmsin ' nnA AVallnura. rnmnrisiflcr the
northeast portion of the state. Of the! two, Union county
t -t h J a rgr, more-populous, more accessible and, bettct
known. It has been settled and its agricultural ana
grazing . lands and .timber, utilised to some extent for
nearly half a century, and yearly its population an4 pro
ducts . have increased, until it now rank second, and
practically equal to the first of eastern Oregon counties,
and fifth or sixth In the state. It contain the great,
beautiful," rich "and famous Grande Ronde -jraJUey, and
other lesser yet large valleys, comprising an extensive
area of very fertile and productive agricultural, meadow,
pasture and fruit lands, capable of supporting several
times their present population.. Within th'Jvallejr 1 the
La Grande beet sugar factory,' several thousand acres
being successfully devoted to raising sugar beets. In
this valley are great' whekrfarm ef-many hundreds and
Taome-aseaousaridLoliCieoachi while other graiaa
and grasses grow in perfection and profusion. Portions
ol.thee valley are also notedlipUtheit.line-fnihT, and
horticulture" i becoming" a" largeand leading industry
there. Thee valley, are, enclosed with ; high hills or I
mountains, that have been in most cases neavuy timoerea,
and are themselves the Source of much wealth and the
scene of a "gYeJt industry.' Livestock products are very
large, and no county in the state produces finer cattle
and horses. The climate, while resembling that of mid
dle west stafef more than western Oregon climate does,
is never severe -for any great - length. of time.- "This
county,, and it -cfonWallowa, should receive many of
the people who are coming fo Oregon to get homes and
fill up the state with producers and developers. These
counties are very rich in natural resources in arable,
fertile lands, in grating lands, in timber and in minerals.
The main line of the O. R. &-N. railway traverses" Union
county skirting the west end of " Grande Ronde valley
through which eastward a branch extends, and an inde
pendent erectrie line i beinf"cdnlructed.!-L,.fc i, a
Wallowa" county is in main feature a counterpart of
Union, except that it has no such .extensive valley as the
Grande .Roride. But-it Jh1 almost equally great re
sourcesin some particulars perhaps even greater, its
greatest present industry being stock raising. ' No rail
road yet penetrates this county, and when one does it
development will advance very rapidly, although-its peo
ple are now exceptionally prosperous. These two coun
ties alone could be made a state far greater in all that
makes for. wealth and prosperity than several states of
the. Union,, and in them the investor, the capitalist,, the
homeseeker jivith arae mcins; even the stout and.,in
dustrious poor man seeking for "opportunities to work;
will find one of the best fields in the United States. , - .
One in'Mveral ycara It doesn't rain
ONE. TYPE OF GRAFTER.
HE ACCEPTANCE of large .sums of money by
. men in public positions .who do not earn it.
t money absorbed from people who are oyer-
charged and in effect swindled out of it, ha become a tio
to'riou evil thit ha been pretty well exposed in the rev
f elation concerning the Equitable Insurance company.
' There, for example,' is United State Senator. Depew,
w-ho not only pocketed about $24,000 a year, which he
; could not have honestly -earned, but who, as a member
of the executive committee, -wa chiefly responsible for
, raising Hyde' and Alexander'' salaries $25,000 a year
ft each,: and thus looting the policy holders fund to that
''. ..: ' extent. As a , director and member of the executive
committee Depew received about $4,000 in fees, and be
side this he was paid $20,000 a year for "legal services,"
" ; which were never rendered or were only nominal and
, perfunctory. Perhaps this fee of $20,000 a year for do-
' 'ing nothing for the policy holder to earn it may' be
partly explained by. the iact that as a controlling or in
'' fluential" figure in -the executive- committe Depew re1
ported and -recommended that the salaries of Hyde and
'Alexander should be raised from $75,000 to $100,000 each.
seems to have been a case of you-tickle-me-I-tickle-
REASON FOR HOP-CROP FAILURES. - v
'AD REPORTS are coming from portions of the
hop fields, some of them representing that the
crop will be ruined .by lice 'and mould. Such re
ports are likely,, as usual,- to .be exaggerations, for bull
purposes, for it has long since come to pass that any one
interested in the matter should not believe all -the ret
port made and published about hop. ' '..'. ';
But assuming, that the rumors of ruin are correct, or
partly so, it follows that owners of hop-yards ore at least
in large 'measure responsible for the disaster, which, ex
perts in hop culture say, might as a rule be "prevented by
sufficiently diligent and timely spraying. - A long spell
of cool, damp weather at a critical time might cause fail
ure of the crop in spite of spraying, but such spells are
rare, and the, main trouble comes from lice, which enough
thorough and judicious spraying will eradicate. -Hops
at present or prospective prices are a very profitable
crop, and hop raisers can certainly afford to do all the
spraying necessary to protect their crop.
The same is often true in ., some localities of fruit.
Climatic conditions may injure or ruin an orchard, in
spite of the best of care, but U frequently happens that
the injury arises from neglect cfauch care.
'' The lesson of these remarks is bbviou, their moral is
plain; to be sure of good crop of fruit or hops the or
chards and vineyards must be cared for diligently, and a
vefy important part of thia care consists in timely and
liberal spraying. " r - . " . , . . r -
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THE GREATEST DAY OF THE FAIR.'
VERYTHING-conipired yesterday to make the
.. fair a great success. , The weather war simply
ideal. While there was much less noise in the
city than is usual on Fourth of July . many were anxious
to flee it in anticipation and no-more inviting retreat
could be found than the fair ground afforded. It was a
general holiday which everybody recognized a a day to
celebrate. Special attraction in the way of a really fine
exhibition of fireworks added to the pleasure of the
average program. The result of it all was that nearly
54,000 people crowded into the grounds and from the
general expression tot their full money' worthi
A more orderly crowd could not have been gotten to
gether.. Everything moved like clockwork the guard
wisely - relaxed-1 the j rigidity of the- ordinary rules and
the outcome Jeft nothing to. be desired.. It was a great
day ior all concerned and the fair management itself
merits hearty congratulation. ' .. ... -
r' 'rrora the Waahlnrton PotT--J--'
.--. Trier -ia protmbly no man. tn'-thla
"covntry who knows Italy and the Italian
' " paople TBor 41rulily - Uum 4h
-)arnd and pbllanthropto Bishop Brod
; artck of Havana, who. la now In Wasti
.v lnton. Thia -knowUd- wua not ea)ad
rVr jr rcadins. but.br actual eonUct with
' .the popla of Italy durlnr his .iht
; rara ridne to Roraa. Iir that tlm
- travalad ovor avary part of th fclna
, ' noai. mutarad tba (anaaare, and farol
c liarlsed hlmatlf with Italian eoatoma
and inPtltntlona -Her in a eowntry,"
" ""-aatd UUhop Brodarlck. ."that haaabnuf
- f""th ar Tf tt atat ef-flrflt;-wfr
.v as arable land la conemed, and yt lt
, vuripArla a cxrrultion of J,90,9,
naarly alt of whom jrt their llvln
r from tn aoll. Hr la a rao of paopl.'
, hrdr. tndaatiioaa. fruaal and lw-a bid
In. Thlr taulta r aurh a ar th
ataa-ta of, aa enoUoaal tanpera
' I ';..; " '.".;..,
m'eht. In rriy opinion. It . would"b a
flna thin for th aoutharn itataa" of
Amarlna to et a lar Italian Influx,
and tbla, Indeed, may prov a aolutlon
of th labor problem Sot th south.
Small Boy in the Country.
- -From th Kanaaa-City Journat -'
A Parry mother, aent har amalt boy
to thu country and after a west of ana-
lty received thia letter) ' "I got her
all rleht, but I forsrot t write befora
A feller and t went" out In a boat and
the boat tipped over and a man ot
m out. I waa ao full of water that I
didn't hnqwanythtnr for a .long-rttm.
'fa thaa-b ha to b -burUd.. atar
they . find him. A horaa kleked . me
Dver and tt-r got to have aomr money
for flxln my head. . Wa ar,aolng to
et a barn on fir torrtrht. and f ahoutd
mil If we do not tiav some bally fun.
1 am colnc to brlna ham a tame wood-
chuck Ul can gtt Ulja la but. trunk." , 'ptna trip.
Miaa AIIc'eSeta7Jew StyleTTat.
Waahlnaton Cor. New Tork American.
If aoelety fallawa the faehlon of "th
flrt youna lady of the land" It 'will
adopt great broad-brimmed, rouch
ana-readyatraw-aailor.' small t crown
and wearing a band of ribbon of two
broad atranda of yellow and buck -
This la the kind of hat that Mlaa
Allow Hooaevelt-wara-to4y- when -aba
went for har regular afternoon drlv
down Pennsylvania avenue. It eaued
a aenktlon. because It Waa ao becoming
to her. and tba brim waa aa broad as
that of the Mexican sombrero. Bhe rod
alone m the Roosevelt landauvwor tie
Baraaal- e tbr aunshada- than th hat
and was attired In a cool wblts mualtc
dress. In ;front or her sat a colored
coachmen, a trl-colored cockade sur
mounting his sllaihat. ' ' i
Miss Alles spent -most of the after
noon shopping for, her tnUedad rblllp
reel tlredT .
.Heney knowa bis business.
Williamson next": "
Sympathy mast sometimes be sup
pressed. . ' " r . -. .
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New deal In Oregon next year..,
' Roads,, roads f i More' railroads and
better wagon roada.-.--- -
.. New Tork's birthrate la 1,090 a weak.
not Including cats. ;
" - New Tork haa a new, big, t cent
restaurant. But It's a long walk to
New Tork."" ,. ,.. , .- , :.
Speaking of hard jobs look at 'the
' Oomor Folk ' la also having his
" The political -reporter
Johnson Into view again.
bring . Tom
But-what will Russia do when It no
longer haa- battleships with which to
sink, mutinous battleships? -
Miss Alice Roosevelt wilt have bin
rooms at th Palace hotel. Ban Fran'
cleco. -What a-mockery e democratic
simplicity one silly girl can make. -
Finest summer resort In th land-7
'" , $'-
There seems to. be a lot ot arevarlea-
Hon about ..h.ope. . . ...
"Man's attire - 1s r rldieuloua" aava
Sarah BrfmhardtUf la-Whanjroxn-iiy
aom wodienr Including 8aratw ' , .
' .,.,- . ': " . .
Th beeftrust magnates are sure they
can. us the law to beat the law and tba
government, and,, probably - they , are
right . -. V. , .
A New Tork man haa been sentenced
to-klss his wlf onca a dav for a vear.
And aha not under bonds not to eat
ontons. "".; , . ., ..
L'.'-... ': '. 1 e "' ;. . -' .
A Missouri younr woman commuted
suicide because she feared th man ah
was to marry-waa too , gooA tor -bar,
Maybe he waa-; ... -:- -t ,
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It waa quit a lively Fourth. "
A holiday ia always a had. at
(or - some people.
Through a printer's error a Hannner
merchant advertised waterproof socks
when Jie meant to advertise holeproof
socks. . But Isn't oni ilmut.ii mun.
able aa "the other T ,Zrr ..... ,
Keep sending Irith beat nrodueta fnr
ajKiuomon. - - ;, '
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Everybody a3a that th ri i n
ngni-ana wui o a great success.
BV tit tlma'Ovama aeta hrnnK with
lanievltch, Kuropatkln'a mill la pu
tation may have advanced conaluvrably
Th names of those Russian warshlna
are enough to alnk them . m,
muiiny. ....... . ..
. :;!:. gUMMEll --4
s ,t Vr, lata a. xiraa.
. tCmrleht. 100. br W. B. UMfti)
In these days of th summer's solstice
had w a covert enemy who was In the
't well equipped he oould slip Into
Washington at any time between July
and October apd capture the whole city
anu an in aeparimenis or government,
so absolutely deserted ts the capital. Al
most a solitary policeman wanders about
the White' House, th executive offices
and tba grounds of that revered man.
sion. . -- .. -!.-- .v --i.
All th. blinds are. down' andvery
thing la aa silent aa Ota catacomb. The
few executive clerk who are go every
morning to the executive offices to at
tend to th mail and forward Important
matters to th president are listless and
mairrerent. and are ready to take ad
vents' of th aummer order establish
ing earlier hours :of emalng. -In
th departments the assistant sec
retarlea, In the language of baseball,
hav their Innings,, and If unknown to
ram during nine months of th year.
tney hav opportunities as noting seer
taries to b conspicuous, and It haa bean
hinted that th settlement of many dla
agreeable and del toate 'questions -Has
been transferred by th chiefs to th
assistant, so that if there-were demur
rers or unpopularity of the assistant'
aeciston, the chief can reverse the de-
clelon of a subordinate, though that sub
may have carried out ' his Instruction
to tpe letter. -r;
XrtaJnTpercnTat. of the clerkaand I -Tn- Hummerbottom girls baa taauad
employee hve their annual leave, re
ducing the number of persons who go in
and out of each department dally. Only
the moat urgent business matter -would
Indue any one to com to Washington
In midsummer. 1 Tb nuuiss of nil uffl-
clals are In tba hands of th District
Messenger company. .and as you pass
about In the city yew aee nothing but
cloaed blinds, barred doors and perhaps I was his wooden on He had - taken
a weary caretaker watering the grass
around th homes of cabinet --offlolala.
Th banquet ball are all deserted. tbetrf-Tn,-;M
"Ilghts are fled." their Cgarlands dead,"
the "Joyous throngs have all departed.'
and 0 they will -remain until the Ides
The boxes must -co.
b enforced. : , :
Th lawa must
; OREGON SIDmGHTS .
Harveat will b early,' - v
- i e- : ?- p'.
. Big crop sure around Condon.
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Celebrating all over Oreeon tnd'."-v
Largest crop of hay ever harvested tn
portions of Douglas county.
Another . Vot" L No. lthe ratine
e- , - . -
A Loetln wan makes a buslnaaa af
suiting sou roca ror riues. -
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After th storm comes the aunahina
of gladness. And the scare about
spoiled hay wma all unnecessary, re.
mark th McMlnnvtJle Reporter .
Tha Royal Ann cherry may nvava the
royal road to wealth for many an Ore
gon orchard 1st.
From on grain ol wheat 10 stalks
grew near Ion. .-. . , - .
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Cherries far more plentiful than ex
pected eround Milton. , -
Tha Nyasa Progress brediets a srraat
boom for that town. i -
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A l-year-old boy of lordaa waa blttan
by a rattlesna while playing near .hi
horn and died In a few hour. . The
snake bit th child several time. A
doctor was called; but arrived too late
to benefit the child. .' , . .
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Th Tillamook Headlight Is flebtln
toll roads. .:..-............-.-.,.
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Tillamook Headlight:' With the pros
pect of finding oil and getting a railroad
in tn near future, this ought to cheer
vary Tillamooker this summer, even If
tney ao get anotner lit or. th blues be
fore next winter, .,-....-.-r-.r- ,
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' From th two-acre Beardslv Rnval
Ann cherry orchard at Sola, B. 1 Ker-
guson has picked 20.009 pounds of fruit
which h Sold Id Portland for H00
Many swarms of wild bees sr beln
hlYed around Popcorn, Polk cbunty. r .
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The proapeclsTfor good" brick,, to be
made - near Klamath Falls, are . very
good. , it -w .
On a Tualatin cherry tree branch two
feet long, with two amall boughs, there
were over 19 line Royal Ann cherries.
Now for Tillamook and tall timber. '
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rWthm-ral1road. Tillamook win be-
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, On SK acres of land a man nent ftrtld
Hill has 1.09. cherry trees, 00 Rpltsen-
btirg and Tellow Newtown Pippin apple
treea,:n' and -one-halt scree atrawnerv
rles and l.ono bikcr cap rsspberry
plants, 1.00 tomato plant, two sorts in
muskmeion. one nair acre watermel
ons, one and one-half aerea earrota. on
arreonWvns and three scree of corn, be
side other vsrtetles of vegetables, . also
several acrta or-airaira.
AH the embassies ar closed, anil tha
diplomats hav gone to Cooler ellmatee
and greener fields for the summer.- It
1 doubtful tf the absorbing question of
peace or war between Russia and Japan
could keep the representatives of then
two countries nere during th dog days
oi JUiy ana August. , -- -
Th .wealthy nabobs who- within? th
PeaUSar.yeara nave established palatial
nomas are among tn nrst to leave
Washington after the social season la
over. They eeek new rlelde for th dis
play : of thslr wealth and exchange of
noapiiaiitie with other of their kind.
The verv streets hav a deaalata ali.
Th fsw who from buslnaaa reason, and
lack of finance mtt nmalir do net go
abroad during th heat of tha day. Th
visitors who hav the courage to brava
th tasat of this city oi magnificent dis
tances make a brief atay and spend
their time la the publm buildings; th
splendid Congressional library or visit
ing Mount Vernon to pay hemag at th
tomb or the Father or hla Country-' ,
Th business houses cut down ' their
force td aa absolutely necessary number
ta walTon th few customer The offi
ces of th newspaper bireaus ar left
In th ear of' th messengers, who In
form . the -wayfarer' who happena ' to
stray" Into them, "Everybody la gone,
sir, and will not be back- till congress
nets."'ViV- v.-v.5rf. .-,.. .
And ; ao after all that baa been said
Of beautiful Washington, Its wide
streets, lovely park -and - magnificent
public and private buildings, It Is th
people, that make th eapitai so attrao
tlva. Her th representatives of all
th world and of every district and state
In tha union congregate, and It would
be strange Indeed tf , there were not
many brilliant men and women at th
nation's capital during th sessions of
congress and th prescribed social aa
aon. .. - ; ;-v.-.'
Th commissioner hav been able to
overcome many obstacle - which af
fected the city unfavorably, but they
cannot do -anything'; to change the
climate, 'and since It la no longer ex
pected aa formerly that 'th president
consider It necessary, or part of bis
duty, to remain at the capital during
the heated term, there Is a general
xodua by July 1 at th very lateet a
majority hav already gone.
WM1 President Roosevelt's friendly
suggestions bring about peace between
Japan and Russlst
This Is th question which every one
Is asking in Washington.- It would be
Immensely to the honor of this nation
and our president If peace ehould eome
out ' of President. Roossvelt's friendly
suggestion to the , auppoeedly " un
approachable autocrat of Russia and th
mikado of Japan. - - -
Th kindly way In which ths caar haa
received and - replied. If the press has
been correctly Informed, speaks volumes
for th-faith of Russia and Japan in
th United States and Its president, a
confidence that Is entertained by almost
very country on th globe. ,
We bad little oredlt for diplomacy
untlT th last quarter of a centory. Be
fore Our great civil war we were em
barrassed by the national evil of alavery.
Mr. iitnooln'a prediction that the union
oould not axlat half Slav and half free
had to be verified;' the republic had to
pass through the crucible of war before
th declaration of our freedom waa made
a verity. 1 -.. ' - ,
Sine that time, .though many ' dark
cloud have, arisen on th political horl
son we have advaneed Step by atep until
today we ar at th head of th liat of
nations whoae motto la "Justice to all,"
a motto which has lately passed Into a
paraphrase "a square deal. - Partisans
and i opponents hav reason 'to believe
that IPresldent Roosevelt la the person!
floatton ef that paraphrase In - all , ita
dealtnga with men or nation. - -
Those who know him best ar quit
sure he would never hav presumed to
make suggestions to either th emperor.
of Russia or oft japan on tn dellcatt
aublect of peace "but for hla conviction
that humanity demanded an Interposition
in behalf of peace, He would not easay
to nsm th tinM unless both nations
submitted their final effort at peace-
making. and. askelhl
biased opinions aa to
do to reach an'amicabl
such a case he has tn courage 10 eei
and to point out to each nation the
reaiona for hla action.)., ;
' - A -casual observer falls to se th real
significance of the willingness of these
twe great nations to allow ths president
of the United States to make suggestions
to them aa t th wisdom of peso be
tween -them-' '
tiona H the -world sr f th most
f rl- ci.sraeter, therefore we -ar U
ooj)l.i. n i fj -olut juettce.
' W hav bees on toe best op' leria
With both Russ'in and Japan.' especially
with Russia, taough . since ' thee rela
tions were estsbliafted 'Japan ha had
every vldenoe of th friendship of th
United State la aU her efforts to keep
abreast with modern civilisation r
; Persons with party - or personal
prejudice againat tha preeldent should
lsy salde those prejudices, and rejoice
that so slanel an honor baa been con
f erred upon the president of ths United
States as to be acceptable as a medium
through whom peace negotiations aaay
be begun, and. It ta to be hoped, eventu
ally consummated. . "
The warring natione have no need t
prolong th war to establish th herniate
of each. Neither the caar nor th
mikado haa oaue to blush for th In
trepidity of their officers and mea is
the field or on th seaa.
- Thousands have been sacrificed on
both aides, and It is doubtless th wish
of each sovereign that hostilities snouia
esase, 'and sll - humanitarian - should
pray fervently that directed by divine
wisdom. President Roosevelt may guide
the belligerents Into an honorable and
lasting peace that may forever wipe out
all tha scars and havoc of war between
them, and cement th bonds of friend
ship between the United State and seen
of th contending nations stronger than
ever. k. ; --. -v." - - v'.r :. .. i.
" 11 1 u" - ..gL.' , .'I An. SM
la h . , m
Front the Irrlgon Irrigator.
Invitations for a surprise party to b
give at their house nex-Treday even
ing. I don't know Just how - th aur
piis:.ooma la. but it will sure be a
big and genuine surprls ft the guests
g"-SHiyIMBg ! - - - " . ' ' -. -
Dan Slumpsky met with a sad acci
dent last Saturday. Hs broke, his right
leg short off Just below the knee, it
It off snd waa beating hla mule over
the. bead with it.
ul 1 iwrwiwr.
take ordere up to Friday noona for
bread to be delivered Sunday mo mlaa.
For a nice, clean, healthy shav or a
stylish haircut be star and go to tha
City barber shop. Th proprietor hao
entirely gotten over the worst case of
Jlmjama Dock Btandpat haa ever tackled.
Hls-nerve are a little wobbly yet, but
he saya whenever he drew blood" ever
four : times be won't, charge for the
shav and will doctor the icut gratlss.
That sound fair to all of us and; h
wlll'sur do a big buelnees:
Deacon ; Hardup'a team of brown
bosses balked right In front 'of ' the
Bunko house last Saturday, Th deacon
coaxed and petted, then pushed and
pulled, then he took off hla coat and ot
a club, and sailed Into them bosses
most scandalous, ' Just then the dominie
came along and said, My dear brother,
my and ' the deacon , hove , soma- la'
guage at the parson that- made' htm
lit out down- the street so speedy, that
you could olsv erokay on his coat tails.
and It stsrted the hoes, too.
Hal Sim Dopp, the flnanceer and
promoter of Irrlgon. waa ' walking
around in -our midst Sunday. , He at
tended church In the forenoon. - In the
p. m. h took a few annus and got
mixta up in ejime gam or poaer ana
looC three 71. which was all h had.
When he left for home about o'clock
be had a pretty good skat on him. .
Th Bunko , houe has got a new
waitress lady In th dlnlngroom, Sh is
a Lulu. too. sam as th other one. but
her last nam is different Th fresh
Lulu, that Is w mean th . new one,
says she Is 1 but she didn't mention
no date.' : Th greet trouble with Lulu
I sh has an impediment In her speech
and can't apeak th truth. : .
On of our prominent cltisens has
been to work aom tlm oa a new rellg-
Joh whlcb he la going to hav patented
juat aa aoon aa he can rats tn aougn.
He won't give us any facts about it but
he say It will be a 'bigger money
maker' than Mr. Eddy's superstition
factory. Major Falrplay may dig up th
coin to get the thing atartea
The City drug stor has lately bad
a good many calls Tor hoop sklrea. which
our society ladle have - f eund ar be
ing, worn tn fashlonabl circles In New
Tork and Boaton. So they hav re
ceived a doken of them. First . come
first served. Prices " reasonabls. t ' s.
Our brass band la thinking some of
getting up aoma kind of a lottery to
msk ; eome money to get some - new
Instruments, and new 'music. ' Th idea
don't take I very" good. " Wa'feel that
Important a place as Rabbltvllle
should hav a band what at least could
play Tank Doodle. - Our band claims
to know three place, but nobody can
ten whst they are. They atart off like
Saul's dead march and wind up with a
Hot Time In the Old Town. What our
band needa la branea. Thar ain't -Intellect
enough tilt th whole outfit to oil
a, shoestring. . : --.. :"7;,7.i:
ypu asyr justice
la the flrst place, the United States la
not the ally of aay other power ano.
therefore, the auggeetlona could not no
in the Interest of sny sav the powere
et wsr. Ths preeldent or the untied
States is th monthplwof th peotrt.
tie administers- the government of the
people- for the people and cannot pos
sibly have any Interoat in any autocracy
or monarchy. j ' ' "
The government f th vnitea states
haa no enemies to punish, favors to ssk
ar siah- oda to accomplish, - Our rla-1
Refuse . Husband' Tainted, Money.
- From th New Tork World. .
Mrs, William Connell In th supreme
court, Brooklyn, declared ' yeeterday
that she hsd separated from her hus
band becaus h was a gambler. - . -r
"I would not Use any of the money he
gave me, ' said Mrs. Connell, because
It waa not honestly arned."
Mra Connall, her two children and her
parente were before Juatsr Kelly on
th return 'to a writ of. habeaa eorpu
aued out by her husband for posseasion
of tha children; - v '-
Mrs.' Connell said sh left her hus
band a year ago. "He wanted ma t
lead a dishonest nife," she ald,
-'What la that
Kelly asked. "- -
WeU," replied th woman, "he te a
gambler. -My parents hav Supported
me sine I left him. ' They give -me three
meats a day and what pin-money I
need. : I would not touch a cent of my
huaband'a .-ill-gotten gains. - Last
March he met th little onee on th
ateps of papa home and gave them
some fruit, -but-my -parents would' not
let the children eat a mouthful of It"
connell said he had endeavored to
treat his wife and children well. He
had an Income of ti s month 'and
earned money outside of that. He put
money tn ai drawer every weak wher
hi wife coin! get It for ths support of
trre home, he said, but sh would not
bl agreement la J"!"!" 1"1'Lchn1dMn."J'.'rjr roun'
piiu . .m. 1 1, wun tneir moiner.
The father, however, will be permitted
to see them. He mad no order .. for
the payment of any money by Connell
to hi wife,- --- ;, . : - . " - , r -
r';":V V' Tearful Milk, v;, J
' ' . From the Tatler. -A
lady wss complaining to her dairy
man ome time ago about th quality of
hla milk. ''Short o' graa feed, mum
short o" trass reed this time o year."
said the Jocular milkman. "Bless you,
them oew- o' - mine are . Juat - a- sorry
about 14-a-l-am I often atanda and
Watches 'em cryln' regular eryln', mum
-becau- they-Trtaa Tiow thir milk
don't do 'em eredlt. Tou don't believe
It?" . "Oh. yet.- I believe It, ' said lb
lady:' "but I wieh in future you'd aee
that they don't drop their tear Into our
nglfrr-n i'riA n-
y aaaa a. gry. ---r
To. th averse - American o-- today
th thing w caU life must be a terri
ble curse, fo nothing can be clearer
than th fst that he Is doing his level
best to get rid of It la tb shortest'
possible order. '.'-,.
When som poor fellow ' swallow "
poison er puts a bulut through hla
brain, we cry out. "Suicide! . Suicide!"
and turn away from th spectacle In
horror, little realising th meanwhile ,
that pretty nearly all of ua are doing -the
very sam things committing sul- ,
Literally speaking, wt are killing our
seK'va - ." ; .. 7
' Under th spell of th speed mania
our hearts are forced to, beat much',
faster than they should, and bsfor
life'a meridian. Is reached we ar -pre-:
maturely - old -and worn out deed. In
fact, all but the burying. ',
There 4r thousands of , dead ' peopl
in thia elty who ar not in the ceme '
terlea, who have not as ye.' been pro
nounced dead by. th . physician. " On
can see them any day on .th atreete. ..
on th cars, in the storee. mills and of
flcea, mere shell, the life all burnt out -
of them by the fiery, pec they ar try
Ing t keep up. -. --. . -
H Is a great mistake, l .wfll go further,
and aay It la a great erlme. '
i It "la falr""toaaaum- thate-AUttior-r
of our being Intended that we' ehould '
enjoy th Ufa that- haa been, given ua. '
but hew can we enjoy it while rushing
through it at-euch breakneck speed? . 1,.
' Th thing ia lmpoealbl:. , In our mad
heat we ruah by th object which w
abould atop at to atudy and admire. Th -'
world ia fut of thouaand -of beautiful
thing,-wonderful things; but; aboard of .
of our mll--mtnut train w snoot by
and sea thsm not! s.:..tsj..:....i.-. -V;-.
I Ther are a great many wonderful V
sights between hero and Chicago; eight
to touch th heart and 'ecirtfy--rhe aoui;wt
but what good ar they, with the cars
going ao fast that all creation looks Ilk
a-great, blgblurred -trakt -.-...' .-..
In yonder pasture toe cows ar graxing .
and the lambs ar skipping; en that -stream
beautiful water lilies rock, and .
In th trees along Ita bank th bird
ar singing a Pattl never sang: on tb
grassy lawn in front of that little wmt
cottage with Ita green blinds a bevy of
pretty little children ar - playing. .
punctuating their plsy with th laughter -
that tells of Innocence ana joy; ana up
there, arrayed In a Blfry sueh. aa Tttisn
or Raphael never painted. Is a cloud
mkss of violet, and sliver, anq ver-
mljllon and " gold,- ; flung across - th ,.
heavens by tb hand of th inflnlt--'
Artist! " -''. - .-.-V''-:-v '
There they - are t But you won t .,
them from th window of the ."Twen
tieth Century Limited.".. '" - T
Not a bit of it! Tou will ate nothing
but th streak, th long and meaningless
blur that man' fooiianneee casta -over.
the beauty that Ood a Ipv haa cast
about our path., " o ."' " 1
For my pan. I wouio prexer w -through
th world more elowlyr Instead--
of rushing, let m loiter now and then, .
seeing and enjoying the beautiful things
along the way. , - ' - '- -' "
TlmeT -l doWf want ta cut It 'abort.
Rather I would lengthen It out. Harry T
Not if I cen help it! I prefer to go
lelsufely. seeing what la to be seen, hear
ing what Is to be beard, enjoying wntt
Is te be enjoyed and getting aa much out
of my Journey aa I possibly can. ; ; .
In tbe remarkable book wherein aa
many -wisa wreoept are te be found I
read-" something Ilk .thlf.'' - ' '
I ' return ea. and aaw unoer ne- sun
that th race le not to the swift, nor
the battle to the strong.11 -r -l
Do you know what-that mean J - If
you do not Z will tell you. It means
that there Is room" In this Ood world
for aomethlng els besldee hustling"
and tha struggle for power and place.
It meana that - In life'a Olympian.
game there ar other thing to be con
eldered besldsa fleet nee of foot snd
hsrdnes of muscle; that love, and" hu
mility, and the -open heart, and the sp
Dreclatlve soul -count for something;
snd that It la, to tbeee qualities, at laat.
that life'a finest Sifts ar awarded. ?
Life Is not meaaured by th speed
with which on ts- rattled fronv place
to placet but by the quality - of orte'a
Intellectual : , nossessloba . and -' heart-
weelth. .. - ' -
If I go through life leisurely- while
you go rapidly, and if at th end of
th war -tt-urn out that while t hav
seen and enjoyed much you hav tetn m
ana enjoyea noining. en aocouni or ini
duat and. racket that were kicked " up
by' your -Twentieth Century Limited.?
wherein win yoa hav been th galnert
V LEWIS AND ; CLARK
t ? ... i
En routs no th Missouri river' from"
their winter quarters at Fort", Mahdan,-
near th site of Bismarck,' N. D. 'Ths
party ia cloee to th foothllla of tha-'
Hocklea. - -'- -,...'
July 8 The ' boat 'Was brought tin
tnto a" Klglr situation and .fires klndlej
unaer ner in praer io ary, ner more .
expeditiously. Despairing now of pro- ,
curing any tar, we formed a composi
tion of pounded charcoal with beeswax -
and buffalo tallow to supply Its place; -v
should this resource rau ua tt win t
unfortunate, aa In every other reapect -
th boat wnswsrs . our - purposas com
pletely. ' Although -not - quit dry, ah
can be carried wiih ease by five men;
her form I' aa complete aa could be
wished, very strong and will carry at
least ,909 pounds with her corople
raent of hand.. Beeldee our "want of
tar, we hav been unlucky in sewing -th
skins with a needle which had. sharp V
edges, lnatead of a paint merely, al- '
though a large thong waa.' used In
order to All th hole; yet tt shrlnka In
drying and leaves . th hoi" open- ad ,
that we fear the boat will leak.
A larg ara .or. burralosa cam near .
ua and we procured three of them, be
sides which were killed two wolves and
three antelopes. In- the couree of the
day other herd of buffaloea earn near .
ouraamp on their way down the river.
Thee- bard move with - great method '
and regularity. Although 1 -or II
hard .ar seen - to scatter from each
othex.-over, a spao of many Hies, yet
it tney are unaiaiurneo oy pursuit they
will be uniformly traveling In th sam '
direction. - - ; ' .; ..
, : r ?.v,-:;
.. in nuim urowing netter, ' ,
V' From .th Boaton Post. --...r-' w "
We reverence th retern virtues of
our predecessors, those who founded our
republic but today thsr Is less of sect,
and, we beltevC more of Chrlitlanlty.
The- liberalising -epim aae brought ovon.
Into, more ganeroua, mere tolerant - rela
tions; hands amelaaped In good works',
telflah or sectional or exclusive benefit
ar not encouraged..-The millennium 1
not yet In alht,.but waa sheil eey that.
It la not perceptibly nearer? It 1 a
better wnrid than that or eur ihennrtr
this world thst w live In better. Clean
er, happier, more full of promise fr
honest endeavor, mora Inspiring for ad
vancement along th llnta of hum.
aa-Ofrsaev '.. , r . -.