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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1005.
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.- . streets, Portland, Oregon
'.' FULTON AND MATTHEWS.
ENATOR FULTON'S OPPOSITION to the eon-
O . firmation of C J. Reed is United 5tates marshal
it the theme of an article in the -Oregonian,
winch ia remarkable for its gross misstatement of fact.
Fulton is represented as the tool of
it is even asserted that he owed
t United States senate to the former head of the local
Republican machine. '-' - ' v . '
- 'Through Matthews', influence," says the Oregonian,
. "Senator. Fulton secured enough voteafor an election in
the legislature of 1903." . " -"'
j Nothinir could be farther from the
atorial struggle of 1903, Fulton was persistently opposed
by Matthews, who strove in vain . to defeat him. As
. everyone knows, it was in spite of Matthews and not by
. his aid that Fulton was finally elected.
'."It was Matthews' plan to . elect
Multnomah county in that contest," continues the article
. in question,, "or with the aid of only so" many Multnomah
. votes as were needed. When the hour fof election
came, this was accomplished with the aid of two Mult
nomah legislators, one of them W. W. Banks, - who
shortly, afterward was made assistant United States dis
trict attorney, through Fulton's efforts."
; C W. Nottingham was the other Multnomah legis
lator whose vote helped to elect Fulton. Both Notting
ham and Banks steadfastly refused to take orders from
Matthews, who did: every thin g;jnJiisT power ta, whip
thern into line and force th'em to vote for Harvey W.
Scott From that day to 'this both Nottingham, and
Banks have been the objects -of Matthews' enmity.
Banks' declaration that he would not be coerced into
giving his vote, to Scott was one of the sensational in
cidents of the closing hours of the senatorial struggle.
Since that session Nottingham hat been one of Jhe. rec
ognised leaders of the forces opposed to the Matthews
machine. He 'ran as an independent candidate for Jhe
legislature last year, defeating A. A. Courtney, who owed
his place on the ticket to Matthews. A
'" It was in the senatorial fight of 1903 that Harvey Scott
took-the second degree in practical politics. The experi
ence was not a pleasant one to him) and his version of
the details has always varied considerably from the facts.
It is indisputable, however, bat Matthews was really
working for Scott's election, and it was in response to
the crack of the boss's whip that all but two of the Mult
nomah delegation lined up in support of the editor.
The influence of the Oregonian is now being exerted
to keep United States Marshal Reed in office. To this
end, Fn1toTt,vhor1iOpposing" Reed's confirmation, must
be discredited as much as possible with the administra
tion. Under existing conditions there is no other way
to do this so easily as bjr creating the impression that
Fulton is merely the agent and -mouthpiece of Matthews,
who is regarded by the president as the embodiment of
all that is jnost obnoxious in Oregon politics. But the
facts as to the. senatorial struggle of 1903 are too fresh
in the public.recollection to allow such a distorted version
to gain acceptance in Oregon.
.' Senator Fulton will probably see? the political wisdom
and common sense of doing the precise contrary pf what
ever the Oregonian suggests to him. ,
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.,. ;' RUSSIA
HE ELEMENTAL PASSIONS are at work In
Russia. 'Qcumilum Uf .repressions, 6. chmcs
' that cried to high heaven for vengeance, of
frightful impositions that cause the blood to run cold
in the mere contemplatiton of them, of heartless indif
ference to homan suffering of barbaric splendor and
effeminate luxury on the one hand and the most bitter
poverty and degradation on the other areat-last bear
ing their .legitimate fruit "' . ' . .
There was a time,, as in all such movements, when
a small concession, honestly made and honestly lived up
to, might have stayed the progress of the revolutionary
feeling and insured temporary if not permanent peace.
But never has there been any intention to grant legiti
mate, concessions, to give up a tittle of the arbitrary
power. whose, exercise has driven, the people to. despera
tion, to lighten to the least degree the heavy load which
they have so long borne with something more than hu
man patience.'.... . '. v .
The news which now comes out of Russia- it frag
mentary; it is suggestive rather than satisfying. But
the faint and fleeting glimpses which are caught are
strangely suggestive of the stages pf that, hitherto un
precedented uprising,' the i French ' revolution. Unless
the signs are misjudged the movement must speedly get
beyond the control of mere men and if it does it will run
its appalling course. Nothing that, human history has
to far recorded will equal in horror what is in store for
Russia, but at the' same time the ultimate outcome of
human progress and human .happiness is just as in
evitable as the rising of the sun or the waning of the
moon. , .... , ; ., :
Y Since legislatures will not do so, the railroads are do
ing; a good thing in abolishing passes. They are a
source of no end of evil. -
ESTIMATES AND REVENUES.
iSo RECONCILE the desire and demand for an
I '.. efficient, progressive municipal government with
i : - - those for a lew taxrate and a light tax burden is
no easy task, and never-has been and- probably never
will beaccomplished except at the sacrifice of some im
provements that-we all would, like to ee made on the
' one hand, and a heavier burden than most taxpayers
like, to assume on the other. ' The result is usually in
this dilemma,"as with irtany" pieces of legislation and
.'many civic problems,, a compromise.-The, city doesn't
B all it wants and could use to good advantage, and the
tixpaying people ofthe city pay: more for its support
- than they like to pay. What they desire and ask for
and think they ought to have collectively, they object
... to paying individually. This human nature the world
' over. .
What is needed is"some statesman-financier who will
devise a way whereby a city will grow and spread itself
like a forest of green bay trees, and carry on large works
of improvement and the citizens, thereof go untaxed".
What fancy prices corner lots in such a city would bringl
But we fear none of us will ever see one until he gets
to heaven and perhaps not then. ' t
J.This annually -recurring problem is up now before'the
mayor and council, and they are wrestling with it the
best they, can. There are the estimates of the different
departments of the amounts needed, and probably none
: of them is Unreasonable or ;extravagant. Oh the other
hand there are the probable revenues for the year 1906
at a certain tax rate.. And between them is a gap of
home $97,000. But it will not Ido to have a deficit of any
considerable proportions, we must pay as we go: -the
gap- Mit-b bridgedThia-wiU-ineprbaWyr-n-l as-m-Californtar
the usual svay, by" cutting down the
hand, and raising the tax rate a
Then nobody -will be satisfied, but
ryin" taxes and the, expenditure of
"ever aalitfied, anyway,,1 ; .-u
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ON DAI L Y
PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL PUBLISHING Ca
Jack Matthews and
his election o the
facts. In the sen
visions of the bill
rauthority in case
sion can betaken
The public baa
railroad rates, as it
in specific cases -where .unmistakable cause for interfer
ence is shown. The interests of the public and the rail
roads are or should be to a great extent mutual, but in
self protection the public must have a supervisory and
regulative , power.
mean to do about
We suppose the
house early this winter, will make slow progress in the
senate, and not 'come' to a vote till late next spring or
some time next summer. - This is the senate's way. But
in the meantime
people, and what
bilL ' ..'
A few days since we published a clever little human
interest storv of which "Basket" Brown wat the central
figure. It wat clipped from and credited to the Blue
The real author of
Huffman, editor of
public apology is
a man. He has
estimates on one
The time is rapidly
little on the other.
when it omes to
revenues, nobody, is
nro. . eumou
The Journal Building-. Fifth and Yamhill
RATE REGULATION BILL."
eaeaeses. ' "
EPRESENTATIVE TOWNSEND has improved
opportunity to introduce a railway reg-
..,t.;t. u,;n K regarded as an admin-
istration measure. It appears to be substantially the
same bill that passed the house at the last session, with
the important feature of power of inspection and pub
licity of railroad accounts added. The bill will tn all
probability pass the house, as it aid last wimer,
turned over to the senate, where the fight on it, which
promises to be determined and protracted, will be led by
Elkins, Aldrich and Foraker, who will be supported by
many other Republican senators unlessthe railroads
give up the fight, "lest a worse thing should happen unto
them." ... . . ,: : : - - ' ,
To the average citizen and business -man the pro
seem reasonable, especially in view of
the well known facts that while rates are not always too
hit-h. the often are to. and that the transportation vice
of favoritism to special shippers is evidently ineradicable
unless some, cower aside from the railroads have the
of complaint, and on evidence ad
duced, to fix rates, and for this purpose tne power to
examine the railroad companies' books and into their
business generally. Nobody supposes that the inter
state commerce commission will fix unreasonable . rates
in any case, but if it should an appeal from the commis
to the courts.
the right, or should .have hV to regulate
should not have to regulate the price
of lumber or beer, because transportation is in its nature
a public business, concerns the whole people. The presi
dent's argument on this point is simply unanswerable.
There is no intention, either on the, part of the presi
dent, or . of the general public, to do . the railroads .any
injustice or harm, or eyen to interfere with them except
If the railroads really want and
the right thing, the law can do them
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Townsend bill, even if it passes the
the senate will be hearing from the
they hear may be effective to pass the
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where.it appeared as original rnatter.
the article, it now transpires, is Bert
the Pendleton- East Oregonian. A
due from the Blue Mountain Eagle.
WEST, YOUNQ MAN.
esstert, pprtipn iif .the- country is j
prospering, and opportunities for young men
of eneigx-and ambitioh are many, "the advice,
Go west, youYig man" is as good, even better, .than it
was in Horace Greeley's day,, , . .
What Ved to be known as the Great ' American
Desert, including not only the ttill arid regions,' but most
oP'KeTSWsTca. Kansas. 1 Un. Dakutasi Ohlshftifta,' Tnrlian
Territory and Texas, has been proven, to be resourceful
of riches almost beyond computation, is producing hun
dreds of millions of wealth annually, and yet the devel
opment therein, taking these vast regions as a whole, has
been but well begun. . .
The .mountain states offer numberless opportunities
for strong hands.-clear braint and ttout heartt in
minet, in forests, on elevated reclaimed arid lands, in
mills, and in the pastoral industry.
This side the Rockies, from Vancouver to San Diego,
is an immense region; the finest and fairest, the most
varied and prolific, the most enjoyable as to climate and
scenery, abounding in the most undeveloped resources
and. offered, opportunities, of any equal portion of the
United States,' or of any country or combined portions
of countries in -the yworld. Mountains, plains, slopes-,
rivers, forests; behind, the backbone of the continent, the
mighty Pacific ocean before; a' land of infinite climatic,
vegetable and scenic variety, everything from perpetual
sunshine to weeks of winter mists, from giant cacti to
great but perfect pansies, from mountains of granite to
seashore black sand glittering with gold; a land of en
chantment, of year-round comfort in work or play; a
region with only 5,000,000 people, yet capable of sustain
ing at least half the present population of the United
States.' - -
And now begins a rlew era for thia- great region, es
pecially for the portion of it embraced in the state of
Oregon, ah era of great and rapid development, a cause
and a part of which if and will e the building of rail
roads. All the great trunk lines that do not already
possess an outlet on the. Pacific are preparing with all
possible rapidity to get one, and Portland is just now
the point toward . which several of them are striving.
The youth of today who lives to be old will see greater
changes, in one' aspect of them, greater in degree if not
in kind, than those that the early pioneer has seen.
The development of this best land on earth has but just
'.Greeley's advice of half . a century ago was good;
even better it our. advice to eastern men of melons, en
ergy, enterprise and character: Come west 'way-Vest,
and not merely, grow, but spring up with the country.
- Secretary Shaw congratulates the country that the
deficit is not. as great as it has been many times before.
Aldeficit amounts to nothing; anyway J the next con
gress taxes the people to make it good. - .
PARTISANSHIP VS. SQUARE DEAL.
THE . PETTINESS of partisanship, as compared
'.'.. with" the tioble proportions of statesmanship, is
exhibited in the opposition on the part of Re
publican senators to the, confirmation of Franklin K.
Lane of California to be a member of 4he interstate
commerce commission.. In appointing Lane the presi
dent showed that he meant tj? give both the pacific
coast and Ihe Democratic party a square -d??.!. Both
are entitled to consideration in the memtrtrship of this
supposedly ' non-partisan or bi-partisan body. 'The
Democratic party is fairly entitled to the new member."
Sois the Pacific coast: The president recognited this.
Lane is "ah entirely "competent and trustworthy man.
But uprise on hind legs a lot of senatorial partisan! who
object to' Lane because he is a Democrat. We thould
have preferred a man of the Pacific northwest, but next
best is. a good man from California, and Lane is such
lived in the Pacific northwest as well
coming when men who play partisan
pohtict On, every possible occasion, instead of consider
ing the best Interests of the country and of their Several
states and showing at least some signs' of real states
manship, will not find it easy to get into congrest lk.
Almost anybody could be the weathet
predlcter theie days,.
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In om of the bllard-awpt atata
Jack Front will become during the nxt
few months nearly aa araat an agency
of death aa rootDaii naa Men thia rau.
Two doscn, one of rhem a baker's
doien. Republicans have declared for
harmony, which therefore seems aa-
The Dolitlcal harmony fathering of tt
resolved on a uttering or some kind of
a committee of li. What was the mat
ter .with the other man. , .
Russia is a, country in which an
archy. -If it- turns itself loose, can
have "ample room and verge enough."
"". - . . ....
A Chicago girl won first prise in a
New York beauty show. It is supposed
her feet were concealed under the large
Ex-Governor Oeer says, he would
rather be the governor than a senator.
But If he had been a senator Instead of
the governor once, he might think dif
ferently. The various city elections in Oregon
"passed off quietly,'' of course. ,
. , e- a
The majority of people are not oom-
plalnlng about cheaper beef if It Is
cheaper.- . .- (.
The Initial vibrations of the "throes"
of Oregon's political campaign are
being felt - ----
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Resigning. Is on , thing; refunding
Vp to the present writing the Tanner
creek sewer has not broken out beyond
control. , . . t t i . -r - , - -
Chairman Baker will soon make a tour
of the state for no other purpose than
to preach the gospel of peace and good
ness, taking as his text: "Behold how
good and pleasant It Is for brethren to
dwell - together . In unity." No collec
tion (T) . f .
. e . ....
College students may get" a few hours
for study yet before Christmas,
Admiral Togo la to come. '
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It Is reported that Norwegian has
discovered the northwest passage. But
really "we have no use for It at this
season of the year.
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A railroad regulation bill originated
by Elkins and advocated by Foraker
would be a daisy, no doubt
.-" .' ';.''.''.
To escape being held up, stay within
locked doors, or go out with no val
uables In your pockets.
If you have been Industrious at It
you should have the -mesage nearly read
through by this time. v: -
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The president's -Thanksgiving turkey.
or one of them, sent to him by the
Rhode Island man who has sent a tur
key, to the president every Thanksgiv
Ing slnoe the war weighed 11 pounds.'
That was beaten by one up In Jackson
county that weighed, dressed. If pounds.
The Chicago Tribune says that elty
has either too many people or too few
UuuLiaim l'uihaps sslhi i i .
A similar experience to that of a
Portland tea merchant occurred last
week in Lakevlew, where a drug-flat
locked up dog In his store and before
the marshal let him out a, 1 a. m. he
had torn up' a lot of linoleum, broken
bottles and made a mess of things gen
erally. " e e ;
Campaign good-natured In Albany.
' A Lakevlew man, relates the Herald,
chopped wood-last Sunday, and by do
ing so desecrated the Babbath, and but
ted tn on a piece of work that a mar
ried man has no business "monkeying"
with. His place was In the house, roast
ing his shins by a warm lire, smoking
a cigar and reading the newspapers.
The ax slipped, struck him on the head.
he struck the ground, the blood flowed,
he was dead, he came to life again, he
sits by a warm fire and his .wife chops
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- - New - town at - Black - Butte, - on - the
railroad to Crater lake. .
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' Dr. . Dryborough of Portland may lo
cate in the dry borough of Fossil.
' ' . 1 .. -'.'' .
More snow Up the country; sign of
big harvests next year..
'A Portland apple packer who has been
up there says the John Day apples are
the' xleaneat,. biggest and best he ever
''"' . ' '
Mayvttle grange la flourishing; has
115 members. - . k ...... :
. e. . ... ' ' ' '
Attendance at Columbia college, Mil
ton, ts greater. than ever before. . ...
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Wheat growing nicely in Umatilla
county. v t i ' . - .
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. . Pendleton- Presbyterian church ladles
netted 1200 In a two days' fair. '- .
A rrovel way of "swearing off" was
agreed upon Friday by two of Echo's
leading young men. They each Invested
In a bottle of -champagne and treated
their friends, and then they put money
in bills amounting to 1100 in bottles,
corked them up and deposited them tn
the Bank of Echo. A friend of these
two young men is to receive the $200
In the bottles snd will be allowed to'
publish their names In the newspapers
If they take a drink In the next II
months.- - . ,' ' . '
Thjs Is the Lebanon Criterion's tlms
tahle for the train between that town
snd Albany:-; -' - - I
Leave Albany: ', .
Some time during a. m. ' - - -
Arslve Lebanon. . . ... ... .
Two and one half -hours after leaving
Albany If all goes well.
Leave Lebanon: s '
Soon as possible-.
As luck may decide. ' ' 4 "
The afternoon train stops from sn
hour to sn hour and a half to "Watch
Tallmart grow." . . .. ' . - -
Noted Hotel Owner in Frisco.
From the San Francisco Chronicle, De-
': eember t. , -
It L. Pit took, owner ot the Portland
hotel. If at the Palace
By Oeorge V. Hobart. '
' . rVnTrlht. 19(A. bt W. B. KMntl
Many times during der veek does der
postman bring ma letters vlch should
be talked back to, but not always is it
convenient for me to haf on hand der
But such Is der number of letters now
before me dot I must response to soms
or dem or be accused or receiving post
age stamps under false eggspences.
Der falrst letter I find is from Silvio
J. Loudbugle, und in dls lstter he asks
such a question as dese: (1) Should a
dark chentleman marry a blonde lady.
(I) If so, has she any money und vare
may I meet herT (3) if dls is true, sup
pose a brunette man marries a blonde
lady, und after marriage she gets tired
und stops using peroxenlde, vas ders
any. redress T (4) Vot sort of a girl
should a young man marry mlt nodding
tn his pocket but a gold-headed cant'
und a ticket to Boston? ; .
I vlll pass ofsr der jfalrst questions,
Silvio, because dey vss too mercenary
for any . place but der ' advertisement
columns. Der last question I vJU re
sponse you to uer test or my agility
in dese vords:
Alvays remember, Silvio, to marry a
voman smaller den yourself, because in-
desoretlon Is der better iwrt of value.
Alyaya marry a vomarl vlch knows a
Joke ven she sees It But it is not neo
eary for her to tell you who It be
longs to ven you make it. '
Alvays marry a voman philosopher,
Silvio, because heaven knows vat mo
ment you may lose your job dess days
Ven a roan vas ould of vork dere vas
r.uddlng so nice to have around del
house as a phllosopheress. She can alt
dare py der hour -und told you vot you
could do mlt your money If you had It.
Alvaya marry a voman mlt perfect
health und a large, broad appetite. She
should have charity In her heart und
room next to it for erery dish dot grows
In der kitchen.
It Is so distressing for a pleasant
chentleman' to sit at der table mlt a
small, timid leedle vlfe und hat her
throw der plate of hot spaghsttl ould
der dining room vlndow vea eaat egg
spested to. '
If you vas ould valklng mlt a young
lady und you should slip on a banana's
ofercoat, vatch her closely. If shs
doan'd giggle, marry her at.vunce. Shs
If you should meet uo mlt a vouna
lady for her . fairs, time wich refusals
to eat Ice cream ven you vas willing to
buy It marry hsr at vunce. She Is f
good, thing. . j
Und. Silvio, If you ask young lady
to vsnt to der theatre und ahe refuses,
marry her at vuncer She la der only
vun or her kind In her vorld.
Nefer fall In luff in a hurry, because,
like der - Inimitable - proverb- of- der
Greeks, vot Is to be has to be,, unless
uddsrvlse. . to -
Mm, a nan h.. Inat all Ant
lfte happy und sveet und ehoyous be
cause he married mitould finding oud
had, der girl enough money to support
dem both. .
Many a fair young man. perhaps der
pride und choy of two or three doteful
parents, has chumped Into der ssa ot
matrimony und frose to death vile valt
Ing for a check from der cru,ef father-in-law.-
Ach.-Himmell A obstinate father-in-law,
mlt a padlock? On his check' book,
has done more to put frost on her holy
bonds of matrimony den all der udder
Mlt dese raw burning vords from der
heart I must leave you to your own de-
goot advice vlch Mollle gafe to Napoleon
yust .before der final curtain, "A wold
suspicion, leave during der danoe! ,
Claudia H. Blnglebauer writes me a
noisy leedle letter from vlch I hsf re
moved der following chermst- "Unkind
Mother Nature neglected to give me a
pink complexion. .. Could you suchchest
some artificial 'means py vlch I could
secure a permanent blush, please!"
Tes, Claudia. I dink I could. '
' Valk ould In. der garden, Claudia, und
pick a fresh lemon. Itemove der shell
und squeese It ehently ofer der forehead,
at der same time, tapping both cheeks
mlt a teaspoon, i
Another goot-idea Is to ride uptown on
a Scrubway eggspress should stgs
o'clock, mlt IT chents atoodlng in front
Der only reason dls Vlll not give you
a blushlngness Is because you doan'd
live In New Tork und cannot took der
I have a letter here from a chent vlch
signs himself Chorge Bebanowskl. vlch
says: . "I am a Russian actor und I
live In constant fear und dread dot Ber
nard Shaw vlll write a play for me und
I vlll get pinched. Vot can I do to be
shaved? Also could you please suchchest
soms ray to cure an ould growing dou
ble chin vlch t'reatens to obscurs my
beauty T I would enclose a two-cent
stamp for reply, but I hate to break
a large bill."
Dare vas no answer to your falrst
question, Chorge, because man proposes
und Shaw eggsposes.
Mlt regard to der second -question.
Chorge, a double chin is vun of der piti
ful results of a severe attack or appetite
followed by a rush of restaraunt to der
gullet , . -r-
To cure such a situation you- should
carefully remove- der head .mlt a can
opener. Den mlt'a paddle beat der chin
twice a day till your respiration Becomes
Ea-rserclse der face less during busi
ness hottrs und more In der open air und
drink no lntoxlcationments rplt your,
liquors. , -
Now sew der neaa on again una you
will And dot your chin ts no longer lead
ing a double life.
, I ours mil lurr.
T D. DINKELSPIEL, :
Per Oeorge V. Hobart
Fairy Protector Piatt' :
From the "Minneapolis Journal.
The nress reDorts say It was a pathetic
sight and so It must have been Sen
ator Piatt, feeble, shrunken, old man,
atttlna- curled up In the space a tabby
cat might flu, answering In hollow vole
the, searching questions of the Inquisitor.
He testified quite frankly it has al
ways been Plstt's method to talk boldly
when the policy of eecrery was no
longer possible of acts which should
make him ashamed and which certainly
made the people ashamed of the fact
that this old man is a senator of the
United States. ''"'-.
Tear after year Piatt made pilgrim
ages to the lnsuranoe company offices
and held them up for campaign contribu
tions. At 110,000 a call, he was reducing'
the surplus of the companies and saving
the country Whenever funds ran low.
Piatt would put on his hat and 'take a
wander over to the Equitable building
and draw a few thousand on account
He knew where the eaey.njoney was and
got It -:
But Piatt is no mendicant He was
doing .business .on business principles.
For every dollar-he absorbed of trust
funds for the state campaign he was
prepared to render, an equivalent . In
service. - "The companies looked to me
to protect them from any Rostlls legtala
tlon." It would be Interesting te kaow
whether this legislation from which he
protected the conyianles was hostile lo
the ordinary sense of the term or merely
hostile to the clique which had obtained
possession. ,-ProbabIy both kinds were
represented. There would be many bills
Introduced by members having for tbetr
object the forcing of the Inauranoe com
panies to put up some money for peace,
There would also be bills honestly In
tended to Improve the Insurance bust
ness. Neither kind would get by Piatt
In his disguise as the .fairy' protector,
The big green dragon of hostile legisla
tion came out of his cave and fairy
Piatt waved the wand and lo, he was not
This was very cheap at 110,000 a cam
paign. The state oommltte was snti
tied o more. ,
SAVE A LITTLE MONEY
: EVERY WEEK, GIRLS
' By Beatrice Fairfax.
Are you-saving money, or are you liv
ing up to every cent you make?
If you are a working woman, obliged
to earn jour own living. It is absolutely
necessary that you. should save a little
of your earnings.. -.v
Of course, ypu like pretty things.
What woman does not? But pretty
things won't keep the wolf from the
door If you should lose your position.
And pretty things won't pay the doc
tor's bills If you should be taken 111.
Money. In the bank Is the only volution
of those difficulties.
If you have not a bankbook, atari one
this very day. ,
If you have only 10 cents to start it
on, don't be discouraged. A penny Is
ths foundation of all fortunes, and the
first dollar saved Is the corner-stone.'.
. Tou will soon grow so Interested In
the building of your fortune that you
won't miss the pretty things as much
as you suppose - " '. "
On payday make It a habit to lay
aside a certain sum, and let nothing
but sheer necessity tempt you to break
Tou are young and strong and hope
ful now, and feel equal to any task.
But the day may come when you will
be old and tired, with neither strength
nor heart for work.
That Is the time you must provide
' Tou may marry, and X sincerely trust
you all wilL - . - -
But even in that case It will be very
pleasant not to be 'obliged to go to your
husband empty-handed. , :
A little money of her . own gives a
woman a very, satisfactory feeling of
And all men respect the woman who
Is able to save-money.. . ? -
They reason to - themaelvea that shs
Is a capable, economical woman, who
will make-a good wife.
I do not advise you to go without
nourishing food thers is no economy In
that -nor to go without warm, sensible
clothing. " -
But see if you can't save a little on
the useless finery you buy.
I -am sure some of you can dress
nsatly and tastefully and yet spend less
money than you do now.'
I aee so msny half-starved, miserable-
I know- their ska out a wretched ex
istence on almost nothing. - Perhaps 1f
they had saved, a little . In their youth
they would be more comfortable now. '
Touth can stand more discomfort and
hardship than old age. - . -
Touth has hope and ambition for Its
guiding star, but old age has left hops
snd ambition behind It and craves com
fort above all else.
ChlflkBirthls -over very carefully.
girls, and I am suFeyou Will TtfSMIS IBS
Importance of ssvlng your monsy,
Tou will probably say to yourselves,
"Oh, what is the use of trying to save
the little sum that I can put by?" but
I tell you that every penny counts.
Suppose you are taken 111 tomorrow.
Who will pay your doctor's bill, or your
board. If you have no money saved? -
Tou are business women. Try and
take a business view of the ease. .
Bare " every penny ypu possibly eau
and begin to do it today. .
LEWIS AND CLARK
On Netul river. ' .
December T The weather ts fair to
day and we therefore loaded our canoes
and proceeded. - But the tide was against
us and ths waves were very high, so
that ws were obliged to proceed slowly
snd cautiously. We at length turned a
point and found ourselves In a deep
bay. Here we landed for breakfast and
were Joined by the party sent out three
days ago to look for the six elk. In
seeking for the elk they hsd missed
their way. for a 'day and a half, and
when they reached the place, found the
elk so much spoiled thst they brought
the skins of only four of them. After
breakfast we coasted round the bay.
which is about four .miles across, and
perceived, besides several small crseks,
two small rivers, called by the Indians,
the one Kllhowankel, the other NetoL
We called It Meriwether's hay. from the
Christian name of Captain Lewis, who
was no doubt ths first man to survey
It. As we went along the wind was
high from 'the -northeast; In the middle
of the day "It rained for two hours and
then cleared off. On reaching the south
side of the bay we ascended the Netul
for three miles, to the first point of
highland on its western bank, and
formed our camp in a thick grove of
lofty pines, about 100 yards from the
water, and to rest above the level of
the high tides. -
. King Alfonso's Bride-to-Be.
v From ths Nsw Tork American.
Unofficially, It has been known for
months that ths Prlncsss Ena, aa she is
known among her Intimates; Is to be ths
future queen of Spajn. It was not until
yesterday, however, that the formal an
nouncement was made. -
The wedding day was not announced.
but the semi-official newspaper, La Cor-
respondent de .Espana, has already de
clared that the marriage will occur on
May U,-- . u
Th princess is oniy is years -old. Brie
made her debut at a function tn her
honor given by her mother last May.
Ths Princess Ena is the only daughter
of King Edward's youngest slstsr, the
princess-Beatrice, as she was known In
England before her marriage to Prince
Henry of Battenberg. - i
The princess wss ths queen's favorite
ohlld and her constant companion for
years. The -Princess Ena shared -this
lffVe. , , . ,.
. ..The future queen of Spain is fair and
slender. She Is not beautiful In the strict
sense of the term, but is declared to
have a very sweet disposition. Shs Is
highly accomplished and speaks five
languages.. That she does not lsok for
vivacity and daring was shown at ths
Isla Of Wight two years ago,. In prlvats
theatricals conducted by her mother,
Princess Henry, when Princess Ena ap
peared as a vlvandlers, gave a skirt
dance and. sang a song. - Two of her
brothers, one" of them dressed as a
negro, aiso sang ana uanoea. . . v. .t
LETTERS FROM THE
J. fw"l will nut publl.b any anearmoin -
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ft.. i.ntt.orl,,t, tB,wgh n.,t aiew..rtl f. p.ili-
Sa.Vi.aVI " " "
Protect Multnomah Falls.
Los . Angeles. Dso. 1. To the Editor
of The Journal please allow me to
most highly commend your recent edl
torlal advocating state ownership of
Multnomah falls.. Ths people of Ore
gon do not realise what a magnificent ,
creation Of. natural rranan th...
in those falls.. If they did they would
un aiopa io xorever secure
their ownership for ths people, by tb
people and . to keen them In unit r
nature. - - . -. .. - .
If anv such fll w,,itnn.w '
blessed this southern California country '
mey wuuia do mane one or the greatest - -public
resort on earth, Unfortunately '"
this section can never heve -such Hat- .
ural wonders. - .
But every day now Is bringing ths . '
grand domain of Oregon more proml-,
nentlv intn the vnHH'i v an hm.
Son's flraiant Mrtnla ahnnU 1u.lr ,n h.l.
grand future by possessing and pro
lecung sucn natural grandeur aa Mult
nomah falls. For soon the sawmill man
and the electric power man will come,
and then good-byo to your falls forever.
... JV. II. Hlaiw,
'' Why aa Occupation Tax?'
Portland, Deo. . To the Editor of
The Journal At one time the "exlgen .
clea of the case" required an occupation
tax so our. political allies told ut-Wi
think now, however, that the exigency
no longer exists. .,-.'..
Business men and property owners are
complaining of this additional tax. A
business man owns a lot upon which hs '
erects a building. He buys a stock of
goods and oommenoes operations. Along
comes the assessor who levies a tax:
First Upon his lot and building, ,
Second Upon hia stock of goo'-
This for ths cit7 and county. ; '
And then if his company Incorporates "
our great state throws around , him the
mantle of incorporation or tax No. . .
And now our merchant breathes for a
spell. : But ere 1c ig he sees In the dls-.
tance another object What shall ws
call It? Some call it an occupation tax
others a steal or a graft Perhaps
ths latter definitions are too severe. But
Why not lop off this last excrescence?
Our lolly mayor and the city fathers .
would receive the plaudits of r vsst con
stituency should they - quickly remove
this last tax from ths elty s laws. -
VOX POPULL . '
" The ProhibiUoB suae of It -
Portland. Dec-. To the Editor of
The Journal An open letter In The
Journal some days since, signed "H.,"
and containing some wholly unwarranted;
ststements pertaining to prohlbltlon,
does not perhaps deservs an answer.
And yet I recall that sometimes even
such assertions obtain credence.- "H."
declares that prohibition has nsver been
enforced. That a prohibitory law Is not
automatto Its best friends will acknowl
edge. ' That it contains - no "mysterious r
power of self-enforcement msny of us
have learned. . That- it like ether laws.
must have behind power, and that an
official In flesh Snd blood, with back
bone and patriotism, we have, long since .
wellsed.- ..- -r-jt
That an official who does not believe
in a law Will only give to such law an
Indifferent support is probably the ar
gument that has driven more voters to
the use of the temperance ballot than
any other. . ,
a not al-
wiyp pariecuy enxorceu
. I :
that any man who says that prohibition -states
do not snforce such law la slther
Ignorant of the conditions in- those
states or is wilfully misrepresenting the
facts. I am wondering how long H.
has lived in a prohlbltton-state. . If he. .
has been such resident how much , he
honestly Interested himself In the en
forcement of the law. It was ths good 1
fortune of this scribe to hsve lived In
Kansas 10 ysars or more under prohibi
tion and to travel largely, not only In
that state, but all other . prohibition
states since that time. And from knowl-.
edge gained during thia residence and
travel and a pretty thorough knowledge
of conditions In Portland at the present
time, I can truthfully and conscien
tiously assert that never thihe darkest
days of law enforcement In any prohlbl- ;
tlon state has the prohibition law ever
been so defied, spit ' upon, trampled "
under foot and held In such contempt
as are all of ths provisions of license
law In the city of Portland at this tlms. '
Boys ars drinking here, women are fre
quenting saloons, habitual drunkards
stagger In and out
The saloons are openly and defiantly
keeping open on Sunday,, and yet be
cause a godly governor . xrf Kansas
whose conscience has not been seared
by familiarity with the saloon," deter
mines on a better enforcement of the
law that has been of auch benefit to the -state
an Oregon man holds up his hands
in horror at the implied confession,
Verily Brother "H" we Oregonlans bet-,
ter pry the sswlogs out of our own ,
eyes that we may the better see to aid
our brother to remove the cobweb from
his. I grant you that even the flagrant ,
violation of the law by Portland saloon
keepers does not eondone violation of
law In Kansas, but the facts ers that
the prohibition states are enforcing the
laws in a manner that astonishes those
who are at all acquainted with the -tricks
of the liquor trade. ;
On a recent visit to 'Portland. Maine,
I spent much - time in searching for
signs of violation and found none.
Then "H" asserts that '.the Ultra
prohlbltlonist Is ths best friend that the
saloon-keeper has. Strange, Is It not,
thst the saloon-keeper, so shrewd in
othsr particulars, has failed to recog- "...
nlse this vslued friend aa such? I con
fess to havs hsard this statement be
fore. The facta are the whole letter
reminds ons of ths desirability of ,
gathering chestnuts. '
But really, since prohibition is (by .
"H's" assertion) ths Ideal condition for
the development of ssloon- buslnsss. Is
it not panning atrange thst ths saloon
keepers, "forsaking all . slss, do not
cleave" to the Prohibition party? If l"
were a saloon-keeper and believed that
Prohibitionists werrf my best friends,
how I would gather them to my 'heart
(metaphorically speaking).- I'd rlsa up t
early In the morning on election day, s
and seeking a pocket full of Prohibition
ballets, I'd continue until night voting
them and In all ths "lurking plaoaa -
the village" I'd seek others tov vote -with
me. I'd join every temperance
organisation, especially the Prohibition
party, and support It with a will snd
my "pooketbook. " Brother "H," the
saloou-kseper hates prohibition and Pro- ." -hlnltlonlsts
and we all know It - '
They are cranks today, .ah,- yest -Who
wss It who said:- "When a' man
stands In ths advooacy -of an unpopular
oauss and stands alone he Is s crank,
when - by the force, of his splendid
courage he draws othsrs te him hs be
comes an enthusiast but- -when ths
crowd goes aftr him to- vtftorythen
he climbs to the heights where he Is . ..
acclaimed a hero"? .. .
Tours for prohibition.
ADA WALLACE UNIIUH,