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1 rOTLAfrt). OREGON.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12. ' 1 .
THE O REG ON ."SUNDAY J O U RN A L
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PUBLISHED ' BY JOURNAL. PUBLISHING CO.
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' HY shouid not Portland go tome of 1 th
Alaska trad?; Why should not the cnamber
T of commerce take ud the matter seriously and
practically? -. ' ..f .' '.'.'.' .. T-v ' ..'.v.'
The trade I there and ' some of it can be secured.
The nt.rtin ooint is our own boat. "Two at least, and
perhaps three will be required. . With an upward ten
ilency fn every other direction Portland, is weakest m
the matter of it shipping.- It is particularly weak, in
the matter of home-owned . boats 'Lj. :'..:' ,.
The thne is ripe to go after the Alaska trade. It will
payj Why not go after it? ' V "
"!i THE JEW AS HE IS IN RXJSSIA. '
l HE LATEST TRAGEDY in Russia is beyondthe
'power of man to depict But revolting itr itseit
i' aa this massacre is. it is by far more revolting
to contemplate that th entire responsibility for this
- bloody saturnalia -rests with the imperial government
of the land of the czara.' - ;- ., -..,...,..., .
, ) From ihe time the intellectual element began to ex
; pose the high-handed ; robberies of the people by the
bureaucracy, a concerted movement was inaugurated by
the' government whereby it systematically disseminated
the idea among the ignorant multitude that their poverty
was due to the Jews.- In localities where no Jews reside,
the Armenians and others furnished as convenient "scape
goats. The Jews, however, were made the constant and
central point of attack by the barbarous bureaucrats,
- and in this they followed the line of . least resistance,
ince.it is much easier to, incite the. ignorant portion of
si Christian community against non-Christians than "it
would bfc'agahjst ChristianSiOf.a different, sectarian or
ganization. Hence the Jew so easily became, the chief
victim in this bureaucratic game of internal strife. "
As a matter of fact, there is no more useful element
of the Russian population than the jews, anT no-one.
""knows this better than the' very office-holding horde
f constituting the imperial government This they have
. ' "shown time and again by giving the Jewish people special
privileges' to proceed to new or undeveloped sections of
the country in order to build them up and when they
were transformed into valuable, revenue-producing sec
tions the system of ' spoliation and persecution was re
..' newed with the old-time vigor. . . , - u. . t :
It is the testimony of competent travelers, ' even of
such as have been wined and. dined by the most repre
sentative officials, that here Is' no more useful popula
tion m Russia-than the Jewish people. They are the
' boot-maker, and tailors, the bricklayers and the car-
penters, the blacksmiths and the longshoremen; they
stand highest in the professions and in every channel
of human activity. And this holds good even among
the soldiery of the czar, wherein every sixteenth man is
a Jew, the ratio being about one to fifteen.. Mr, Carl
-.' Joubert, a Protestant Christian who spent nine years.
L . in that land of blood and tears, says in hta.book, Kua
"sia aa"ItHeaTly Ts, "thai "In the Russian army there"
, is no, mote .useful soldief," and according to his state
ments the-Jewish soldiers not only do the, "tailoring,
boot-making, earpentering, of at the imith forge, shoe
ing horse and welding jron," but they are also"env
ployeas'military" clerks "andTe,en private'
secretaries to officers of high rank." Columns might be
written on this subject, though it is scarcely necessary
to multiply facts which every honest observer-has re
corded time and, again, - . . ..'.' i ' . '
' There are thousands Of people in this land of ours
. whole greatest pride is in the fact that a remote" ancestor
of theirs had taken part in the Revolutionary war. In
Russia, according to the declarations of the czar's gov
, eminent,' the Jews have furnished the. largest number
of the most important revolutionary leaders. . And, in
deed, more Jews than any others have expired on the
' gallows, been tortured in the fortresses, or died in exile,
in a revolutionary contest which demands even greater
j sacrifices than out own revolution 130 years ago.;.
'The -attempt to aid them; therefore,-appeals to all that
isi highest and holiest in humanity and in contemplation
of it mere creed and class . distinction sink into the
distant background. -'-: - . vv, t ),;: t-
AMERICAN HEIRESSES AND FOREIGN TITLES.
THE CURIOUS CASE OP MISS SMITH.
people; on .the contrary, there is not half enough; but
there is room for improvement in the style and spirit in
which campaigns are too often conducted.
GOVERNOR HERRI CK DISCOVERS
- :'-;. DANGER, ; ; r .
HEN, if ever probably never will rich Amer
ican girls learn the lesson so often and woe
fully taught in a multitude of . cases that
marrying a foreign title in most cases means marrying
misery f There may be exceptions, but we doubt it-if i?joaii,"or J? i . '
'he ifrrrs-oraeany gc5d; rIght"s6rrKe amcthe American
. to beatings, nor ; to a divorce, in every instance for
some women are too priqerui or too patient to expose
their misery to the. unsympathetic, world.. Unwise, mis
taken,'' misled by the glitter and. glamor of "high". Euro
pean society, the American brides of sprigs of European
nobility almost invariably make for themselves thorny
.beds. Silly we will not say they are, but rather wrongly
educated. . Their parents were toadies to the nominal
nobility, and becoming millionaires encouraged if not
persuaded their daughters to become sacrifices, so that
the rich papa and mama could get into select society and
boast of theirt son-in-law Count This or Baron That
And the girl on her part, though she knew well, if she
i had ordinary common sense, that the titled fellow loved
not her but her money, was herself anxious for the bar-
; . gain to be made, the sale and delivery to take place, the
' ,. price to be paid. Women in no way imaginable ever
" more surely sell themselves Of buy thereby worse bar-
- gains. ,-: . . .
There is to them something irresistibly alluring about
a title, social elevation, a retinue of menials, glimpses of
- royalty itself. The thought of envy in equally foolish but
. more fortunate girls'" breasts helps, v And then the
, '"count"! "so nice," on the surface,' sq distingue. . His
smooth tongue can chatter courtly small talk glibly.'Mn
form and dress and manners he is, or appears to be, per
fection. - But, poor dear fellow, he is. in debt; . he must
keep up appearances to support his precious title; what
are a few hundred thousands of papa's money? And so
away she goes; and when the worthless roue and tpend
"7 ,:'thrift has spent. her dowry, he demands rnore and spends
; that on horses, dogs, wine and women; and if the time
comes when ljo more money is forthcoming, if noj be
fore, she is thoroughly disillusioned. ' ; , ... ' "
Such was the experience of a. .Michigan; girl who a
few years ago married an Austrian count and last week
obtained a divorce, her1 father, atoning somewhat for
having allowed his daughter to marry the brute by kick
ing him though not half hard or long enough."!
There was poor Nellie Grant; she learned early, be
cause, her father was only a president of'the United
States, not .a multimillionaire who would yield. And
there is a long list of others. a
j There are many not only well bred j$-?ifghly cultured
and truly noble men among the aristoi&acy of Europe,
but they don't come over here nosing about for a rich
tufe. And when. a. titled spendthrift does, the girl's
father or brother euffht ,to kick him all the way from
fifth avenue to the Battery. . But the pity and dm grace
! it is that the father and brother usually grovel before
' him. and for a little shimmering notoriety in "sassiety
sacrifice their dsughter and sister, , T " ;
TV II ISSf SMITH, a public achool teacher in Astoria,
sun was arresteo on me cnarge oi uupiuiim. sa
was accused by a milliner and her assistants, all
of whom swore positively to Jbhe fact, or at leaat to the
teacher's identity, of stealing a piece of ribbon worth 33
cents.. She positively denied the theft, said she was not
in the millinery ator at or near the hour mentioned
though on the examination she seemed not to try to es
tablish alibi and insisted that it was a case of mis
taken identity. ".; - ... '..'"' ' ', ' ' ' r .
Miss Smith's parents, and near relatives, who live in
the Willamette valley are highly respected people. She
has attended the public -schools and normal school, and
taught school, and in various ways, mingled with many
people, and has always borna-penecuy gooa reputa
tion, and never has any one, her friends say, had the
slightest suspicion tof any wrongdoing of any kind on
her part Her schoolmates, teachers, neighbors, ac-
auaintances and employers . all give her a good name,
and fullyjielievein her, innocence; say she simply xould
not pave committed this crime. Yet tive women belong
ing to this millinery store, swear positively rather over
doing their case,- it would seem that she stole a ribbon
valued at 35 cents, and for this they had her' arrested
and are prosecuting her with as much vigor as if she
had blown up their whole establishment with dynamite.
Now under these 'circumstances we aont - know
whether Miss Smith took the piece of ribbon .or not : If
she did. it was not only a wrong, but, a very curious
performance for a young woman such as we have de
scribed. But if we were on a jury to try tnis teacner,
we would acquit her. not perhaps being absolutely posi
tive that through some freakish prompting she did not
take the ribbon, but because we would believe the simple
word, whether on oath or not, of such a girl rather than
the sworn testimony of four or five women who would
hale a-young womanteacher of their city, of good repute
and-record, before a crimioal court on such a charge.
We would reason that women that are so uncharitable
nd small'-souled as to prosecute such a charge against
such a defendant; rather than wait and quietly watch to
see if she did anything of the kind again, meanwhile
saying nothing, were not worthy of belief. . i '" ; "7.
TOO LITTLE POLITICS, AND TOO MUCH.
N ONE SENSE" there is not enough -politics among
f the American people. That is, too many of thenr
have not' taken any active personal interest in poli
tics, exceot to so and vote for whomsoever a clique or
ring of politicians put tip. i This is especially true of busi-
. . !,L l!
ness men. i ney ao not want to oe oomerea wua pon
tics, for one thing, and they cannot afford to male the
enemies that a fierce political strife, if they, take any
hand in it, engenders. ' '
This leads to the counter proposition, equally true, that
in another sense there Is too much politic. In many
cases men go to extreme during campaign in lauding
on side' or. denouncing the other. Party and personal
enthusiasm runs into angry passion, and needless wounds,
that leave acars, arelnflictedTOf tears; if "a notoriously
corrupt or unfit man is a nominee, he cannot be bijL too
hard, but even he should alwajrs be hit with club '6f
truth, and above the belt,.- - .-
. A prominent Astoria merchant, one who has served
master, there four years or more, when importuned to
run. for mayor again, refused, saying in effect: I can't
afford to do so because of the enemies one ha to make
in the campaign. No sooner doe a man become can
didate for an office than he is attacked and accused and
abused,; and his friend hit back in like manner, and peo
ple become exicted, and angry at one another, and are
guided by passion rather than reason, and so enemies are
made,, and It doesn't pay." This is our language, but
conveys his thought - , . , - ' ' '
There is too 'much truth In it. Because a man differs
with you is no reason why yon should hate or even dis
like him; n6r, if he becomes a candidate for office, why
he should be spoken of otherwise than as an honorable,
worthy man; if he were so before he became a can
didate.; i'. v-.v, V i
It is well enough to be vigorous in conducting political
campaigns most Americans" like a lively, strenuous
contest It is thus that the best, or the better is worked
out, evolved. But vituperation is not a proper expres
sion of vigor, nor slander of seaL A man's political or
religious belief makes him neither better nor worse.
On such a matter, or on his' political opinions if he be
comes a candidate for a political office, he ia a aubject
for proper attacks, but these should be msde without
OVERNOR HERRICK OP OHIO is evidently
pretty sore, although, of course, he Towa to
the will of the people." They all do, and never
vary the, expression., But he goes on to intimate at con
siderable length that . the Republicans who chose to vote
against him are fool or. crazy. .The Republican party,
he says in effect, is all right his administration was at
all points exactly right, the Ohio legislature did just
right then why and wherefore? '. ; -7.
Well, Governor, there' Boss Cox, for, one. thing.
You never mentioned him. He has been fof many years
a corrupter in politics. Not only in' Cincinnati, but
throughout the state. ' If an ambitious young Repub
lican wanted to go into politics, he had to ask Boss Cox
And you and Cox were supposed to be hyas tilllcums.
So a good many Ohio Republicans who evidently wanted
to get rid of Boss Cox thought "The real issues v?er
forgotten." says the governor. We guess noU: Rather.
governor,, the probability is that .they were both under
stood and remembered. , That was why about 100,000
Republicans about faced and the like is going to happen
all over the country from now on. " "
The Governor admits the action in the country of a
healthy spirit of moral rfreform,"andT-he-llude to
Weaver and Jerome, but says that "this Tact and these
events make it easy to excite the suspicion, inflame the
conscience and mislead the impulse of the people - of
Ohio." Not ,very complimentary 4e the people of Ohio.
We did not know they could be so easily excited and led
astray by campaigns in Philadelphia and New' York
City. Reform other places, but Ohio neVer. -:-
Advancing from the concrete to the abstract Governor
Herrick perceives,, out of the gloom of defeat, not only
a great danger but the "very "greatest dahgfjr now con-,
fronting the American people." A Ah, it will be important
to learn what this greatest .danger , is. '.The gov
ernor ssys it is the "readiness, in response to some sud
den whim or pretext, to desert party principle and fol
low some . individual who claims, sometimes with sin
cerity, often with hypocrisy, to represent a cause that is
higher than party fealty. . ,
This is nonsense, for great masses of the American
people don't jump front one party to another, even tem
porarily, or cleet an independent or a man or-4icket of
J the minority party, on "some sudden whim or pretext"
Following n individual for a campaign rather than the
party boss, Oovernor Herrick thinks "can do no good to
society." Thi growing inclination to break away Jroni
party offers, he says, "a most fruitful field for theh:m
sgogue 'and iconoclast," and such disloyalty to party
"override principle, and the strain upon our institutions
and upon the fundamental truths which lie at the bof
torn of our government wilt leave the structure weaker
. . 1 1 . ,, ... -
ratner uiair mwuantr. - - -r-r-'rr-x';r" '
Think ol "pnnciple" and "fundamental truths" as
prompting loyalty to Tammany in New York, to the
gang in Philadelphia, to Aldrich'a trust cabal in Rhode
Island, to Gorman's "organization" in Maryland, to Boss
Piatt and Boss Odell in New York state, to the trusts in
New Jersey, and to Boss Cox and the saloons in Ohisl
Governor Herrick, so far as the cublic knows, has made
a good executive, and is a capable and worthy man, out
even the hard jolt he got last Tuesday did not jar off his
''party fealty" goggles. Loyalty to a party is all right
not only as long as a man honestly thinks hi party is
doing right, but as long as he doesn't know or doesn't
car whether it is doing right or not; but when a man
know a party ia doing wrong; when a party, especially
in a city, or even in a state, puts itself in the hands of
grafters and thieves; when a party aligns itself or even
is so unfortunate as to find itself tied ftp with - the
liquor Interests: when a party is run by a machine which
has a boss and the mas of voter have really no' voice
or power in its conventions then it is surely not only
the privilege but the duty of an intelligent, honest voter,
for the time being at least, to turn against that party
and give it a drubbing. ' . - ' ' v
For some or. all these reasons, we suppose, a large
nnmber of the Republicans of Ohio bolted. Probably
they had. not so much -against Governor , Herrick as
against, "the party" it conduct, its alliances, its man
agement, 'its boss.---:'; ...-'... '...-.', ' ;..' ; V v.
The time ha about come when a party," in order to
win repeated victories, must behave itself, must be clean,
must serve the people and turn to them and not to some
unconscionable boss who makes its house a veritable den
of thieves..' .-..-...'! - '. ... ,-: - v.. .;,,,;. ,..
S BRINQ THEM TO JUSTICE.
fT HE OLD ADAGE that a fool is born every minute
'.I is : well, illustrated by the. ease with which the
? timber, shade in Oregon are still gathering-in
victims," despite the incessant warning given by the
press. ; A ring of "timber locators" has been doing busi
ness here in Portland for many months. . Hundreds of
peopleNhave been swindled by them and hundreds more
seem to be eagerly pressing forward to be caught in the
same trap. ; . : ' " . . ,; ."
The rogues who carry on these frauds are clever
enough to avoid for the most part, any breach of the fed
eral laws. So long as they do this the government is
powerless to interfere, beyond occasionally exploiting
the frauds' and warning the public against them. This
much has been done by officials of the land department
who are stationed here in Portland, but more they could
not do. iTVV--;,'--
Apparently. the only means of reaching and punishing
these swindler is through the state laws. District At
torney John Manning is quoted as saying that he means
to prosecute them if possible, but that it ia very doubtful
whether even under the state law a way can be" found.
With all due deference to the district attorney'a opinion,!
this Teems a very fainthearted, conclusion, When a gang
Of Tsseals Is openly swindling people outrof cmdreds of
dollars by, the grossest frauds and deceptions, surely
some way can be discovered for punishing the offenders.
The ingenuity of the district attorney ahould certainly be
equal to the problem and his knowledge of the law
any other measure that could be adopted giving to our
merchants who complain bitterly of official abuses the
Solace of having consuls whose entire time is devoted to
commercial work. Removing judicial - powers from
commercial officials would largely remove the poor
tujiity for corrupt practices, and also offers the best so
lution yet presented for establishing in the orient an ef
ficient system for passing on Chinese emigrants. Rea
son and business demand a federal Judge there,with
extra-territorial jurisdiction of all American, interests,
and the community will compliment the chamber of
commerce for its quick support of Senator rnlton in the
enort to have such a law enacted, j ; .
KEEP DOWN THE TAX LEVY.
T IS HIGHLY IMPORTANT that the tax levy for
this year should be kept as low as possible. For
eign capital is strongly attracted to Portland at this
time and it would be exceedingly unfortunate to check
the movement by any unnecessary addition td the burden
of taxes. At the same time the great increase .which
has been made in the assessed valuation of property in
Multnomah county is in itself a temptation to extrava
gance on the part of both the city and the county gov
ernments. It is evident that the expenses of the city
government for the, coming year ' yll ' be somewhat
greater than they have been during the present year.
The estimates thus far submitted by the various heads of
departments suggest an increase of about one third, but
probably this will be materially , reduced. Large 'ex
penditures will doubtless be inevitable in the fire de
partment and there are imperative needv in the school
department which cannot be ignored. 1 . ;"';
- But the' requirements of the county should be much
less than during the current fiscal year. The county is
now out of debt ,,There is a demand for increased ex
penditures on county roads but in no other, direction is
there any crying necessity-forlarge outlays. This is
the opportunity for the county board to economize.
It seems probable that the assessment roll, when fin
ally completed, will show a total of from $140,000,000 to
$130,000,000. A year ago it was $56,000,000... The total
valuation is,, therefore, in round figures, about two and
a half times what it was last year. ,
The rate of taxation this year was 40 mill. The rate
of the next levy should riot at the outside be over IS
mills, and if proper economy is exercjsed it can well be
kept down to 14 mills. At the latter ..figure the sum
realized would fall, short of the total tax raised last year,
but would still, in the opinion of several of the county
officials, be sufficient for; all actual needs of county and
city. A rate ot 15 mills would yield just about the same
sum raised by the last levy. - ... .
If the rate should exceed 15 millsthereby imposing on
property a heavier tax than .it had to bear under the
last levy, the effect will inevitably be to cause foreign
capital to hesitate about making further Investment here.
The folly of discouraging such investments is too plain
to need comment. : -.. '.. .'. ;-"...,.,.i..;..;',..,:.,.
WOMEN AND BREACH OF PROMISE CASES.
DNA WALLACE HOPPER has been sned for
$50,000 damage by a man who say that she
refused to marry him after she had promised to
do so. A man. is frequently 'sued for damages for breach
of promise by a woman, but a woman ia rarely the de
fendant in such -a -case,- But is there any good, suf-
ficientTlegat reason whya -woman ahould not suffer for
a breach of such a contract as well as a man? If she
haa not discovered that he has materially-deceived her in
his .representation of h imself, or been guilty -of gross
misconduct, why should a woman any more than a man
snouia oe suiiicieni to enaDi nim tcrormg tnese roguiSfTbi ' permTtredT wnh6UOylna;-arlpCTaltytctrrgeheT
lo ,us" V - , .- v,.., ..-l-mind, and tell poo fellow who- ha lavishedand waated
A FEDERAL JUDGE FOR THE ORIENT.
TTENTION to detail often constitutes the potent
element of success, v In large affaire this is not
less true than in the eventa of individual life.
Portland doe well to keep in' the closest touch with its
commercial field, and utilize every opportunity for ad
vancing Jhe interests of those with , whom We trade.
The chamber of .commerce's resolution declaring for a
federal-district judge in the orient, although, it may seem
of minor importance to some, has broader influence for
good than any other recent effort of the local commer
cial organization. In a measure, the effort is -for those
distant from this city, but in a clearenlight.it Is plainly
mutual, advancing all ' American interests in the most
promising undeveloped commercial field of the world.
, Nothing is more patent than the fact that property
interests will be preyed upon by countless evils where
there is no judiciary. Americans in the orient are pos
itive in the assertion that the present system of adjudi
cating their interests is a wretched travesty" on the name
of justice. Consular official who have no legal training
whatever and whose selection have too frequently been
good ; lawmakers . to sit in judgmentupon their fellow
men. Even a consul at home, under the close scrutiny
of superior and quickly, aubject to popular disapproval,
would not be o destructive a. jurist-aa he ha often
proved in the orient, where the temptations of an un
blushing world are -common, and the blandishments of
wealth may be showered upon officials with impunity. .,
v, Americana and their property in China and Korea hare
wallowed in, a pitiable state of nnprotection. .While we
permitted this . evil to drag through many years, com
mercial rivals have been quick to improve their systems,
and today we find Britain famed in the trans-Pacific
countries as the ideal administrator of justice. Amer
ican precedents, -on the other hand, are frequently foul
with suspicion, v Chinee are reluctant to embark irt
business with any one who may force them before the
American consuls . in litigation. Other foreigners shun
the possibility of such an association. No one finds a
commending virtue ra our syatem, while our competitors
win on every points '- 1 ; - ,
There is but one relief from such entanglements, and
that is establishment of the honored judiciary known to
our own land, around whose "shoulders shall be thrown
the .purest ermine and over whose head is poised the
penalt of disgrace for transgression. This work will
purge the oriental consular system more quickly than
his affections and probably considerable coin on her.
that it was all off and that she could be only a sister or a
friend to him; perhaps not even that? ." y ; ; ';,r
In this case the man 'and woman had long been ac
quainted. She knew all or a good deal about him he is
an actor, of course and she secretly and sweetly Con
fided to Kim, be allege, that the would take him as her
husband for better.or worse probably worse, for him, at
(east Then for some reason not explained, when he
urged a fulfillment of the promise, she flatly told him
to go to, that she wouldn't marry him if he was the last
roan on earth or words to that effect not even if she
could shortly. thereafter get a divorce and possibly ali
money on almost any old ground. Perhaps the trouble
was that he wasn't good for alimony. Perhaps, too, he
knows that the fair and fickle, Edna, is good for dam
ages; she surely will be if she ever gets her pretty paw
into those Dunsmuir millions, -which seem more than
doubtful. .''''.'; :rr:.K'," ".'.: i', ; V
Whatever the fact in this case) we discern no good
reason why k woman, especially if he has plenty, of
money and the man is poor, should not respond to dam
ages for breach of a marriage contract the same as a
man has to in like case. -:--' v . ' - '
ANOTHER ROAD FOR PORTLAND.
Sentence Sermon. . .-
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- ; .-; By Hsnry T. Cope. : - -
Honast prayer klU prid. 4-.- -'i.i
' Rite have dona Httla tot the light
' Killing time la throwing Ufa away.
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Trimmed truth does net Improve tt
appearance, . ' -
1 a ..
Atheism 1 elmply moral anarchy.
v f -' . ' ','.. . -'
: The domtnane of on church will not
euro the differences of th mary L
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The only thing that make any man
superior to another U hi service.
No ehurbh Is rich unlaa th poor alt
In her paw. . , - . . ,
. ; .
' Ecclcalastleal lot-rolling f urniaha the
devil with plenty of fuel.
. . , '.,.-'
A soon a tha mrntatar baeoma a
mendicant ih church lose a man. -,
. , . . . :,..
, A man's diligence la buslnsss la re-1
THE PRESENCE in Portland of the president of
, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad ia
r' peculiarly significant at this time. ' The road is
being rapidly extended to the Black Hills of South,
f)akota. It is ; inconceivable, that it will stop tlrere.
ndced without any definite knowledge on the subject
one may reasonably conjecture that it will come to trie
Pacific coast, which is the only logical and natural
terminal. . One might even go farther ittto conjecture
without shooting very wide of the probable mark and
say that the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern
have their big terminals on the sound while the Harriman
lines have theirs concentrated . in San Francisco what
rroore natural step than that this road, which has been
nore or less largely lett out Of .trie calculations in the
division of through business, should seek to make of
Portland it chief terminal for the purpose of getting an
Ccean outlet and doing all it is necessary to do to ac
complish that fact? , ...'.
Indeed every indication, and much information, points
in exactly that direction. Portland's position in the
transcontinental field is -being daily strengthened and
few more important factors could be imagined than the
St'Paul road presents. , - -r
I I Hill l'
A. . Sermon
THE GOOD TIME COMING.
By Hanry F. Cope.
Jua cam Inia Qalllea preaching tha
(oapel of tba klngdom of Ood. Mark
1:14, ' - '
UMAKITT haa always ballavad .
In tha coming of tha klnsdom
of Ood. It has alway looked
for a day whan discord should
eeaae, whan tha will of tha all lovln
Urd ahould ba tha law ot all. It haa
navar at hrt believed that oppression, .
Injuetlca and tha aufferln- that aprlnna" -from
aeinahnasa and sin were normal to r
ua, eould arar ba right, or were aen
IrrameiUabla. Deep In ua all there la
the oonvlctlon that ihere la In thla world
a power that worka for rlxhteouaneas,
for peace, for hlfher forma of, 11 vine,
and that happlneaa la but harmony with .
that power. .. . ' , '.',.''
? At 'aom time every man saea tha
vlilon or tha better time com In. - No r I
matter how dark today may ba tomor
row dawns brlsbter. with eoroe ancient
wrong righted, aome old abua gone -forever,
soma tyrant dead.' and aome new :
and fairer, holler , thlnsrs besun. . To
tha normal heart each day' seems to
bring at least a little Uft In "the great
lire of thla old world. Th past proves
It Th dreams of our fathers have
come true; better things than thry ever '
dared to hope have been accomplished. Y
An hone4 review of history Is a decided
antidote for peaslmisnw - , . .. . ...
No longer can w be content to believe
that tba unlvarae la th plaything ot
tha devil, or hold a doubt as to tha ulti- '.,'
mate issue ef tha conflict of the age.
To a world ateeped In th cyiilctsm that . -said
tha god are dead and hope la but '
folly, Jeaua earn with the good news,
of a Ood still on the throne, of a great
Father of ua all loving and working for
the good of oil. H ba taught the ages .
tha-eternal and unconquerable might of J
tha good. - Ha waa the apoatle of hope;
hungry hearts turned to film and, he fed
them with happiness. ': i
II did not talk of, better things In
soma other, world, of a good time coming -
In th day we might not aee. beyond ,
the grave. Thla kingdom of heaven was
eemewhat real. Immediate, simple, aub
atantlal. So practical and-present wa .
It that tha people who preferred to '
poet pone th realisation of their religion :
to .soma, other .world-were allocked.
offended, and arouaed to opposition. - '
But to men then and to men today "
there - come tlmca, " raany and often,
when wa moat ot all need to ba aa- '
aured that thla la a right world; that"'
this kingdom or the good, where right
truth, J net Ice and mercy reign,. la com
ma and la becoming -mere and mora
effective right here. It may aeem as
though Ood .had - forgotten, ; aa though
th only law was that of the flat, as
though Justice and mercy had fallen. In f.
that time of atruggla they are helplees
who are hopeless. .They are invluclmej
who cling to the . aasuranoe of the -
reign of rlghfebuanesB, who" "aeeTth ""7"
ood being wrought out of the Beaming x ,
1U and tha peace coming from th pain.
Men learning to read tha record of na-
lure have found ther the "Indorsement -of
tHe'mefleaa-e of the great teacher: ;
liuTiKowsr th ;totrg b"rb-6r aTTTtrfngr
working together for good, to bring In ,'
tha reign of the best; Consider the
llliea; their perfection la the' product of
th age, if Ood so clothe tba grass of .
th field, shall ht not much more youl . ..
Th band of love that faahlon a, flowet
with. -. much eara In. order that It , 7
might minister to man will not move ;
with leas aktll where th making of man
Is ooncarned. , .;, , '
The trouble full often la that we are
looking for that eomlng golden, age to
conalet la golden thlnga; the good time -oomtng
maaha to many but more meat
and drink, lothea, furniture, and folllea..
But golden atreeta do not make a golden
age; warehouse of parlor atittee do- not
mak one single home. Ther will ba
plenty of every good thing when the :
wrong within are righted,' when the
old greed, malice,' and - bitterness are
gone. New heart make the new age.
Tet th new heart and th new age .
hall be our If we but believe In Its
possibility.- Fhlth In Its eomlng brings
It Believe In the better day,, work, pray ,
tor It, be fit for it It dawn every day; -every
breath bring It nearer. Thla Is
th good new, that Man moves Into th
light; .. -.
llglou tn propoTtloa as hi religion' I a
dlllgant business. -
, ,. . ,. ytv
Th smaller a man' line th larger
1 Busy lgu.. - t . j
V" ; -, . . ,.' .
Th tlra to be most wary of new sin
la when you bury an old one. .
Tour opinion ef life may be but a re
flection of. life' opinion ef you.
' ,:' . i , e e ' ' '.;;''
Ton arnot aur -of being right with
Ood because you are wrong with every
on la. -
, e e-
Th man who ha no mind of his own
I anxious to give every on a piece of tt
It doe not make th aaints tender
hearted to keepthem" In hot water.
'' '.. '.'
The leea a man think ef hi virtue
th great-their value. -
' On ef th poorest L way of getting,
to knbw people 1 finding out thing'
about thm. . r
.-: e e .
Many a ehurob 1 praying for mor
consecration when It needa to put mor
In th collection. " v:,
;. ,.. .' a e .. ., . ..' '.
Tou ar not likely to get to heaven
by Inching It that way on Sunday and
bot-f ootlng tt th other all th week.
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' A Cas of Good and Bettere."
. An Italian "and , a ' rrenchraan, both
duellist ef aome note, about to en
counter each other In a dual aia rcort
chance to meet at the tlckot office of
the station en rout' for th appointed
field, when th following dialogue took
Italian (loftily) Return ticket trass
Bascon. v v t
rrenchman-1-Baacdria, slngla ,;
- Italian If a! you fear. you will never
come back. I always tak a return.
Frenchman I never do; I always
tak my return half from th dead man.
'";' Mr. Carnegie' Cure-AIL . - "
-' From th Chicago Record-Rrald.
Carnegie1 wants the five leading na
elona to get together' and make the
world accept peace. Tbe greet troubU.
in that If. the five Vadlng natlona rer
get together they will be likely te fight
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HYMNS -YOU OUGHT
TO, KNO W
At the Doon" ...l: j-r'
By Rev. Will lam Walsham How. -
(WUllam Walsham Mow, bishop of
Bedford, waa born at Shrewsbury, Eng
land. December 11, 1I2J. Ills' beet work
a minister of th church of Knglaml
waa dona at. Kidderminster' and later
amongst th destitute In th Beat End,
London. --Although he' did not begin
to publish hi poetical compositions un
til he waa well advanced In years, hi
hymna ar already well known, a num
ber of themi being founA-lo - all the ,
standard hymnals. , In th English
ehurob h!-ong for children "hare been
acceptable. .But., la all lands, th on
given below ia by far th most popular
of all hi compositions. - It la usually
sung to the tun of "At Hilda." It
them I beautifully Illustrated In Hoi
man Hunt's celebrated painting, ,The
Light Of th World.") . . ',
, . O Jesua, thou rt sfandlng - 1
, Outside th fast closed door. .
'""In lowly presence waiting
.. T paaa th threshold o'er:
' . We bear th nam of Christians,
Hi nam and sign w bear; r
O shame, thrice shsme upon u. , '
- VTo keep him. atandlng thre!
O Jesus, thou art knocking:'
. ---And lot that hand 1 mcarred.
' And 'thorn -thy brow encircle,
And teara thy face have marred,
- O love that paaaeth knowledge,
Bo patiently to wait; . , - (
, 0 sin tht bath no equal, t,
Bo fast to bar th gat.. )
. O .. Jeauav. tho art- pleading
In aooants mek and low "
I died for you, my children.- '
- And will ye treat' ma eerT"
O lxrd, with aham and aorrow '
We open now th door;
Dear Bavtor, enter, enter,
. And leav ua nevermore! -
A Good Chance.
t: Irrorffth Philadelphia Innulrer.
Secretary Shaw' prealdfotinl. nm
palgn will open In February, That will
give hi Opponent two years' to dem
onstrate how unpopular they think be
ought to ba - , ...
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