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SATURDAY, - JUNE . 2, 1603.
THE OREGON DAILY
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v, GOVERNORS IN THS PUBLIC EYB. -rv ;
A VERY FIERCE FIGHT is tjeina; made in Iowa
; against the renominatiori, for a third term, of
" Governor Cummins, who occupies a similar po
sition in that state to that occupied by La Follette when
he last ran for governor. of Wisconsin. Cummins is be
ing very bitterly opposed and assailed by the tariff
standpatters and the railroads, but he has a majority of
the people with him, and will almost certainly be .renom
inated and reelected. Some years ago Cummins pro
mulgated -what came to be known as "the Iowa idea,"
namely, revision of the" tariff and ifeduttion"of 'duties on
protected articles made by trusts. 1 Later, when the party
rejected this "idea," he recanted temporarily and ""fell
in line, but nls courage and convictions having gotten
. their second wind, he is a more- radical tariff reformer
. .than before, knowing that in this-ha stands for the in
terests of the great farming state of Iowa. He, also ad
vocates higher taxation and stricter control of railroads,
and a direct primary law, as La Follette did in Wis
...coxuujijmdlif ; likely to fulluw the iWiscunsin man. to the senate. Plre
opposition to him is prompted and inspired by Senators
Ani90nandPolliyert who arejiot onry not at all in sym-
pathy with Cummins7 reform Id'eastW 'wBo "see "theif
senatorial seats thus put in jeopardy. The election of
Cummins will be a heavy blow to the standpat or con-
semtive element of the Republican party.'- ,
the La oIlette-Cumnuns-FoIk-Hanley class of gov
ernors, but has proved a great disappointment in this
. respect He has slumped back into the class of ordinary
. . machine executives who play politics to win place and
then use place to play politics, regardless of the people's
interests. He wears convictions as he does a diamond
pin, chiefly for display, not use, and is full-mouthed with
, fine words that butter no parsnips. In 1904 the voters of
, Illinois,, by - an . overwhelming majority, ' declared for a
primary law similar to the one in force now in Oregon,
and in his campaign Deneen said he would deem his ad
ministration a failure unless such a law was passed. So
Crude and faulty a law was passed that it was held un-
rnnaf ifiitinnal riar .th rnnH. aa vim
signed. A second one, little; if anyjbetter the governor
signed, but tt is not expected to stand, or to accomplish
anything rf it does; and it is said that the governor urged
the passage of this make-believe law rather than such a
one as the people wanted. Lieutenant-Governor Sher
man Jias denounced the law as "a fraud, a delusion and a
disgrace," and though approved by Governor Deneen
it -has been-condemned byverybody but"the politicians.
Governor Deneen is bending all his energies to beat Sen-
LatoftCullom and to elect Ex-Governor Yates in' his stead;
and while the country could easily spare Cullom from
the senate, it would be worse off with Yates there. .
'Governor Hanley of Indiana, a Republican, is making
an enviable record in exposing graft, firing thieves, and
breaking loose from the political machine; and Governor
Folk's record is too well known to need comment
Governor Pattison of Ohio, a Democrat, elected in an
overwhelmingly , Republican state, has been too ill to
make much of a- record yet, but his election shows the
, great growth of independent voting in state elections, as
. did the election of Governor Douglas in Massachusetts
. ' in 1904. . - .. v ' -
This independent spirit and action will be manifest,
. - we think, in Oregon next Monday. If Roosevelt, were
--- a candidate for president again this year, fce would prob
acy carry me state oy a large majontyr but that las
nothing whatever to do with the choice betenrX3TTn1ivh6tpen
berlain and Withycombe. In all
1 " v-k a.
. lain is as mucn a jtooseveit man as Withycombe, prob
ably a good deal more so. ,' '
A aeveland man says that the Standard Oil's barrels
; 'are ahnrt'thr aratlnna anI t
- vjuaiiij ncrQicnc
soJllo American iaery poor ad it -i figured -out that
Standard Oil is swindling the people of Oregon out of
about 130,000 a year'en short measure, besides selling
them stuff that foreigners would not accept We don't
doubt it Standard Oil pretty nearly owns this country,
and can impose on the people as much and in whatever
ways it. pleases.
A GLASS-HOUSE MAN THROWING ROCKS.
T" X-GOVERNTOn flP.PP .'a akn., !.. , 1.
- - Hsssfl aa w a. vai lOJl S11S1 II III
arVrgon who- could -properlycriticlse'Governor
Chamberlain, particularly with regard to the
- , management of the state's public lands.r Geef -echoes
Withycombe's. demand for , the-rremoval of State
Land Agent , West, who: has exposed fraud and
rascality that , were impudentlyv rife -right under
Geer's nose; during his whole term of " of fice,
has smoked out many rascals of high and low de
: " gree who had a free hand when Geer was governor, and
has saved the state and thousands of individuals a very
large aggregate sura of money that if Geer had remained
, governor would have gone, judging by his record, into
he pockets of speculators, swindlers and scoundrels.
' Probably Geer, if he were governor again, would oust
West and reinstate his nephew and W. H. Odell, the lat
ClUX)f:hojn pocketed a great-ameunt-f tponty: con
tributed by many' people' without rendering them any
equivalent whatever. If Geer did not know these men
were likely to be thus swindled, and if he innocently oer-
:Ttfltted thi 10 t"doHerlie 1sT6rTirio be governor f a
y - Nortbr Pole-Exploration. :
vl'lrelesa talerraphy has robhed the
: frigid sonea of murh of their terror
In July next Mr. Wellman atarta north
ward from America, and as he Is to.
take an elaborate wtreleas telraphle
apparatus with him lie will' keep tti'i
world Informed as to his projreaa. .
Meaawhlle Ueutenant Peary. Who
lft Amorlra last July,' and who aleo
took a wtreleas equipment, is expected
in send a meesaga aJmoat any day now
' ,.' from eotue point near the pole.
,1 M. Hardline, undaunted by the fat
of Andre, la anon to start for the north
role from pltaenberfan la a navigable
l al loon, apd be. too. Is carrying all tbs
anulpmaitt siaedad for wlralaa telegm
r . The there la tX. Tarlcls almost
camp of gypsies;
a fool, so many
Geer was not
- ciaae mauer.
Off lea. .. .Main 10
not now primarily
himself forward to
Agency. IS Nassau
the chaos he lett,
Term ay Bad.
have been if Geer
Journal. 1 year.... a-at
be places himself
Jranra.l lrn I
BMottas. ... S.TS
Journal. axjetha All
ceedingly vulnerable administration is proper.
That Geer has
a Jnnrna artth ana
Journal, S awatne.. .
cairn was shown
To Daily Journal, with 6 Qa
tar. 1 araath
Journal, 1 neath... JK
Journal. 1 yaar.. 1 00
Journal, OHWtba IM
any intimation or
draft. - - postal solos.
in -any Democratic
acceptable la 1 and
willful falsehood? '
kills a number of
wniuii w tc l
some, perhaps, on.
This inspector is
in lucking tiim
True, this officer
infectious, but let
good meat as any,
any price. " -"
The man who
ftextr - ;
rm.tA . J Jt .
not to be
ready to at art -with- hla-Tnkon xpedl :
Hon, and the Duke of ibrleattot-'party,
wtrteh" left Norway a year ago, la prob
ably at the present moment farther
north than any other company of hu
man being. ' " .7 -
Theatrical Revenge. :
from the Ixmdon Olobe. -The
London playgoer's club, by way
of encouraging British dramatic, talent,
undertook to secure production of a
amiable play last rear at a west end
theatre if they could find the play. Two
hundred and fifty ladles and gentlemen
anxious for the dtasy heights of fame
forwarded semplas. every one of whim
has been pronounced impossible Xhs
actor-tnaaagcra are now avenged.
but nobody ever accused Geer of being
people choose tise other hqrn ot the
renominated four years ago because the
but in other respects, would be shown up and proved so
clearly and conclusively that he would be overwhelm
ingly defeated. And if.be had received the. nomination
last April Chamberlain would have had a walk-over, for
these reasons, r - ";.
It is true that Mr. Geer is not a candidate, and so is
under discussion, but when he puts
abuse a man whr has corrected his
hi wrong-doing, brought order out of
a . . . a a .
suostitutea nonesty ana competency
for either incompetency or rascality, and made the state
several hundred thousand dollars richer than it would
bad been renominated and reelected,
in a position where criticism of his ex
no regard whatever for truth in a cam
by his statement last evening that the
had attacked Mr. Withycombe because
he was born abroad. . No such attack or criticism, nor
insinuation to that effect, has ever ap
peared in The Journal, nor, so far as we have observed,
-or independent newspaper of Oreon,
ii. viuai,ia v iuuukui auu am v
a,n exceedingly vulnerable man, so far as his career as
governor is concerned, who will voice such a deliberate,
Since Mrl Withycombe has put Mr. Geer forward to af-
tack Governor Chamberlain, and to apeak, especially for
on state affairs, it may be reasonably
Withycombe approves Geer's adminis
tration, and would imitate it, and from this a host of Re
publicans as -well as all Democrats - and -independents
will fervently pray: "Good Lord, deliver us!"
There is no punishment to fit some crimes; that, for
instance, of an -anarchist who m the attempt to assas
sinate lawful rulers, one of them an innocent girl-bride,
people. . A wrong system of govern
ment can never be righted in this way, and a bomb
throwing anarchist deserves no mercy. . .T"'7
HEALTH MORE THAN.' MONEY. ,
CHICAGO health. inspector admits that many dis
eased cattle and hogs are slaughtered and their
to American -consunvera, and- justtftes
nfrfTiV rv aavTng that Kfnrw?a?tlia lA"aa7iri Tria
anwunt to $3 000,000 a year, most bf i
- wuuiu i.u vu uia pacacia... uiuuu
the rattle jqdJiogjaiser
apparently a very good one for the
packers, and for stockraisers with diseased animals to
sell--but the people should demand that no time be lost
rlthouy mnch ceremonT out of hi officg.'j
Three million dollars is quite a. sum 'to be distributed
among the packers and possibly the sellers of diseased
cattle, but the health of many millions of people is of
still greater, importance. . : ; r . , .
assumes that meat of cattle affected
lumpy jaw,, and other diseases, is not
him and those who hold, that it is as
eat it; other people don'tf want it at
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willfully "and habitually sells diseased
meats ought to be held a greater criminal than a robber.
What crimes of the protected, trusts will be ahownjup
The assaults on President Roosevelt ares becoming
more vituperative. ' Scarcely .have the echoes of Till
man's "liar" ceased to disturb the sleep of the senators
when Stone arises and calls the chief magistrate "merely
a pine lath painted, the color of iron." -
K CAMPAIGN LIE.
LIES and roorbacks are always to be
on the eve of an election, but it was
expected that the Republican state
central' committee would stoop to the publication and
dissemination of statements which they knew to be un
true. Nevertheless it has been done.
. In a circular issued and signed by the chairman and
secretary of the committee it is asserted that the anony
mous circular assailing Jonathan Bourne emanated Jxom
"Democratic headquarters." No one knows better than
the managers of the Republican campaign . that this
statement is absolutely untrue. It is a notorious fact
that the circulars in question were printed and published
by Republicans who are opposed to Bourne's candidacy.
Similar attacks were made before the primaries and at
that .-time defamatory, circulars were 1 spread, broadcast
by Some of the very men who are now nominees on the
withBournrThe - anern&t - afrrjute
the responsibility for these anonymous
attacks is contemptible. It is a source of great surprise
that the Republican state central committee should stoop
to such dirty politics. r - ... t . v
A majority of the Smoot committee, has reported in
favor of his expulsion, but as it takes a two-thirds rote
of the senate -to expel a -member, he vrilf probably Jteep
his sest till the end of his term. He isn't the blackest
sheep there, by a long shot
" Good old Umatilla county, mending her fences and re
building her levees, says she needs no outside aid, and
that the benefits derived from the generous rain more
than offset the damage; from the floods. That is the
."'.-' aa)awaaaMaasaMSaaaaaiaians f
The work of railroad building in Oregon ahd Wash
ington's "becoming ittenuous7rhe"pe6pldonr care
how much or hard the rival magnates fight, so long as
they go right ahead building the roads.- The more the
merrier. - . . x ......
The New York State Bar association, after long in
vestigation, finds that David B. Hill's connection with
the insurance companies was quite proper. The same
body is preparing the whitewash for Chauncey M.
Depew. - ". '
The opponents of Chamberlain freely say that he has
been one of the best governors Oregon ever had. . Why
risk a change?
- "Kalidoscope,?liarr'r'piTe- lath,1 RaHyr-Pfs4deflt
Roosevelt seems to be everything to everybody. -
If. Brother Geer 'were a candidate, what a fine oppor
funHy There woiiIdIe to do some 7'flayjng." -
" The Sunflower ts a "Febrifuge.
Bpanlsh professor has mads tho
dlsoovery that the sunflower yields s
splendid -febrifuge that can be used as,
a substitute for quinine.
The Russian peasantry seem to b
convinced that the plant possesses prop
erties against fever, and fever patients
sleep upon a bed made of sunflower
leaves and also cover themselves with
then. This use has recently induced a
Russian . ptuslclan to experiment with
a coloring matter prepared from sun
flower leaves, end ii is stated that he
had good results with it in malaria)
fever esses. Moneorvo has Also hal
good results with ths coloring matter
sod with alcohollo extracts ot the flow
ers and leaves. . '; ;'
Jut a rear ago the big fair evened.
and all Oregon is beginning to see that
it paid. v
a e .j
Republicans In the Frra., district are
likely to be surprised at young Gallo
way a voia.
Very black must be the heart of that
asssasln who threw the bomb at Al
fonso and Ena.
a e .
Perhaps Queen ' ' Victoria fcuxenla
would like to be told bow to be happy.
Look like Chamberlain and Gearln,
say observant ' men who have . bees
around the state. - -
.... . -. . . . j .
a-Rpubllcan- adjuration - assumes that
you. are a ciam, . -
That Roosevelt desires men of tha
Bourne sort in the senate is to' say the
least very Improbable. ,
some voleraloTa "ihe woman suff-
rsclats on aocount of soma of their op
ponent that have developed.
Wnv tha nhrasa. la a stata of feaaat.
lr Intoxication" t ' Beaata that . la.
lower animals, doht gt drunk..
The man who distributes clears or
buys drbiks axpectlna thereby to rain
votes should rather lose a lot' of them.
- . . e a.
- Of eourss tha Spanish festivities had
to include a bullfight, whloh w imagine
us new queen aid not. enjoy very much.
Editor Roaewater of Omaha wants to
mo to tha senate. -But the aenate needs
chloride of lime rather than "rose-
water." " . '
The Astorian ' says the ' Republican
ticket throughout is "superb." . Perhaps
rather too much, so for farmers and
-. -- .-- e e - '. '7
Nobody knows whether iludae Kills
is a Rooaevelt Republican er an Aid
rich Republican. He will be whichever
one Is most comfortable. .
' ."-'e--'.e 1 '"""' "T '"imr
g-' "7" LiS
dlateiy after the election is over.
tmiaiasm" when Stevens, nam was
mentioned reports tha morning; paper.
Perhaps they had Tom Word, in mind,
though.-- - ' . .-. . -
. a e 1 ;
In full, tha visitor is: - Hi hlrhnrtn.
the maharaja, Gaekwar of Baroda, Sir
Saya Roa III, Sena Khaa Khal, Sam
Sher Bahadur, Fraxend-t-Khaa-l-Dowlat-
inansna of India. Maybe ha mla-ht
be Induced to send a little part of hlm
eelf out to see one of our ball ramaa.
Just the "Sam" mlcht do.
Alfalfa: grows flnelr-eroufld ""Wood-
Tillamook ha organised a' develon-
ment. league. .. . ,
Lane county strawberries are very
large and sweet - '
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The new Eugene woolen mills will
employ 1 0 men..
e .. e . ,
Still strong hopes of Striking oil In
Tillamook county. - -
A jnattla hnvt. alili.iAa Ka kMJ
Arlington this week. . - K
a e , ;
During tha coming summer Astoria
will Improve many blocks of new streets.
vThile there will not be a full crop
In the county there will be double the
grain that would have been without the
rain, says the Arlington Record. ,
There Is no mora favored section In
the state than Gervais and the rich
French Prairie section, says the Star.
All -we need Is more progressive ener-
getio citizens and business men. .
... , : . '
Eatacada - News: - Wlld-rawberriea
kre good oroe this yaarr and many of
the housewives are "putting up" quan
tities of them -for their flock to put
All of the three banks of Medferd will
Improvs the city very much by the
erection of handsome buildings, and sev
eral other -bricks and residences will
soon b built
- e e
rain of the laat few days haa been ex
cessive It has meant many thoussnds of
dollars to tha farmers and dairymen of
this section. . ' Everybody is - rejoioing
greatly at the rain which haa eoma Just
at the right time.
Last February the cabin of two Glen-
dale boys named Frost was raided and
ii deer hides were found and confis
cated. Recently their cabin in Camas
valley was inspected and II deer hides
were found and the young men were
captured.- One of them- escaped, and the
other one was fined $250. ,,
- a a '
Wheat Is now five feet In height and
the oats near Harrlsburg, says the Re
view, are nearly as high, and give evi
dence of an abundant yield. Grain gen
erally throughout the valley is looking
fine, and the yield will doubtless be
far above the average for the last two
years at least'.
' 9 ' a
Monument Enterprise: Talk about
seeing snakes! Mr. A. T. Jones of Mid
dle Fork not only saw snakes, but killed
them, too. He was building a fence on
Three-Mile creek when he discovered a
oen ox raiiiesnaaes. wnen ma muh i
was over not less than IT Of the reptiles
had mat their final doom Tha largest I
auake was found to have 11 rattles,
,; ' ' e .
A Htayton man sayst - The woolen
mills are expecting their new machinery
and within SO days It will be Installed.
We have several . buildings and . rssl
dncs in course' of construction, and
more In View.""-A. D. Gardner hss
recently purchssed 1,000 cords of bslm
wood, and will soon begin the erection
of an excelsior plant The sawmill la
running In full blast In fact. th town
Is moving ahead."
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Tillamook Herald: Blake Thompson
falla rtf a arraal haul nf flfrh f mm tha
rblg lake en Garibaldi beash that be
made a week or so sgo. The lake over
flow to the ooean had become barbound
for some time and the lake had filled
up several feet with water and this
heavy body of tons upon tons broke
out through the sand and left the fish
floundering on the - beach, - where he
picked up hundreds of thnm. The fish
were sparkled trout a,id - averaged - In
la 10 Inthes to a foot In Isngth,
' PRESS COMMENT
ff iMafc'agaVSrti- argrjCCS'SSSSX
It b all Bight, '
' From tha Ashland Record (Iod.).
Governor Chamberlain, is - a plalnj
frank, outspoken talker and lmpreaajs
an audience with the force nf bis argu
ment His voice and mannar is pleasing
and when his speech Is over the crowd
invariably goes sway remarking that the
governor Is all right He captured the
admiration of many voters here who
were much impreaaed with the gover
nor's official record for the past foir
'.Boat Want Bourne. .
From . ths afedford Southern Oregonlan
. (Ind.). - v
Reports from everywhere Indicate tht
sentiment has shaped itself among Ore
gon a intelligent uncerruotlble elector
ate against Jonathan Bourne, whlahyfs
not surprising. --The election -of John
M. Gearln ssems assured.
From the Wood burn Independent (J&ep,). I
vote the Republican ticket but don t
ask those "Statement No. I" fellows to
elect, such a rascal as Bourne.
':.. Billed Oook Bohlnf '
From the Albany , Democrat (Dera.). ,
The truth la Bourne has been aasae
alnated by ths Republicans themselvev
Tha people do not want Jonathan
Bourne under any circumstances, that's
alt .:. ' .
The Cry of the Boas.
From - the- Hedford Southern Oregonlan
Vote for-the beat man and the' one
who suits you beat It Is only those
who have an ax -to grind, and are
actuated by selfish motives who . cry
"vote the ticket straight-,
Booserelt and Bourne, .
From : the Pendleton .East , Oregonlan
It will be a nice compliment to tha
honesty and fearlessness of Theodora
Roosevelt, one or the best president
ever, to, occupy that place, to ssnd
Jonathan Bourne to the United State
QreAan. would, go Democratic throughout 1
than Bourne Republicanism to oongress.
This kind of Republicanism Is what
Roosevelt Is now trying to kick out oi
congress. He is sending Its representa-tlvee-to
ait- lxnpoalng fines upon them.
chasing thsm out of vpubllo offloa anl
otherwise conducting . a eampalgn
sgalnst them as rapidly as the machln-
eryof government w" show
r.- Whsre the Crowd Went
Trom the Gervais Star (Rep.)..
Both politic! partlea have been repre
sented here the past week. The Republi
cans hsd only three speakers here, while
the Democrats eamewlth all the crew
and brought along an excellent quartet
of singers. The Democratic meeting was
crowded. ' '. ?
Coolant Better. .-,
From the Mount Scott News (Ind.).
Outspoken sentiment of all classes of
voters is for Chamberlain, and there are
a large number who are silent .s clams.
These. 'ra -very- generally connervatlv
Republicans who would not hesitate to
speak out their sentiments if they coin
cided with their . party. , For that rea
son it Is a very safe guess they will vote
for Chamberlain; too. And why not? He
has accomplished more .than any gov
ernor of Oregon aver did for the tax
payers In any similar' period of time,
and his work has been along vital and
necessary llnsa, not wasted in a never
ending effort to conform to tba special
Interests of a political party or be In
definitely shelved. . Oregon could do
nothing better for all her taxpayers than
to return him- to tha governors chair.
Aooused of wnfainaees. j----From
ths Marahfleld Bun (Dam.).
this:' "If elected to congress I shall
vote at every opportunity to reduce
tariff rates and schedules that grant
protection to special . Interest, in?
rates and schedules, that by prohibiting
Imports deorease national - revenue."
After Mr. Hawley reached tha word pro
tection he stopped, implying .that the
aentsnoe waa eomplets, tbus wilfully
changing tha entire meaning of Mr. Gal
loways platform. It is believed tnat
Mr. Hawley lost the votes of many fair-
minded Republicans In Tillamook county.
who believe in.a "square deaf This
oonduotjot. Rv.MrHawlyJa innucb
glaring eontrast with ths honorable and
upright methods of Mr. Galloway that
It is believed he will drive the better
element of his party away from him.
Bemoorat Bis Only Facdt.
From the Mount Soott News (Ind.).
Tom Word's record is one thing bis
party another. Which should be of
greater moment to any and ail gooa ciu-
aensT Partlsanism in politics- tstoday
a crowning curse. Not partlsanism In
Us true sense, for that muat always
rest on real lasnes, but partlsanism that
throttles men and Issues and subjugates
everybody and. everything to party suc
oess is a damning curse, and it is Just
such partlsanism that demands that you
votd against. Tom Word .merely because
he is a Democrat
That and that alone is all there is
against him. He has been a splendid
official In every wayf . he has had the
courage to enforce the law and to put to
the test tha great queatlon. Wilt the- peo
ple uphold and back up enforcement of
law and the correction of disgraceful
sbusesT Reelect Tom Word and you
vindicate his own faith in the people
and strengthen his resolve td enforoe
tha laws they have made. Turn mm
down and you ssy to your sheriff, Ton
conduct yourself so as not to Incur sn
mlty of ths powers that be, for we are
too weak and Indifferent to cope with
them. Whloh will yon do!
wn . arm! f r . CV,t '
, i ' - . CIl muuuui ivi m a)")"
'The naval sDDropriatlon bill calls for
an expenditure of fis.t00.000, of which
1 10.000,000 are to go to the construction
one battiesniD. 1 inis is me rami
..n.n1. .nn.itlnn nf all tha cumu
,tUt, effort tcrA --val--auprara-4
acv since the Inception of the "new
navy; Ideas in the eighties.
Ths British vessel Dreadnaught must
be given due credit for forcing the-bids
and ths sdvocates of the appropriation
bill are pointing out that we must have
something bigger than the biggest
though the logical concluslon-Xrom that
would be that had the Dreadnaught
been of St.OOO tons displacement in
stead of 19.009 we should have been
forced to go to 10 tnstesd of JfK In
lilt we built three cruisers and a
dlspatoh boat aggregating about 1J.000
tons for the four, and the annual ton
nage had increased steadily up to the
time of the Spanish war In lltS, whan
there was sudden upwsrd Jump, and
the following year ths suthorised ton
nage reached 100.000, held that until
ltno. and since 'then averaged about
76.000, . ' - " : , ,
Our largest ships o far have been
Of le.OOft-teaa-. It seems, futile to try
to compete with Knglsnd, which nation
Is bound temiphold her nsvsl suprsm
acy, though Germany la suspected of
r r , , l" :"" '. .
. i . . - . , s '
being snxlous of squsllng it and her
program. If carried out will show in
1S17 one of the most formidable arma
ments afloat Francs alms to hold her
own. and Jaoan. the new naval power,
oaniua oinsr mariwroe niiuua. ja uaw
table, taking into account the read
justment necessary aftes the Russo
Japanese war, gives the relative posi
tion in naval strength by tonnage in
the following rank: Oreat Britain,
France, United States, Germany, Japan,
Russia, Italy, Austria.
LEWIS AND CLARK
On the Clearwater River, In Idaho.. -"'
June S. This morning two men set
out to trad with the Indiana. . They
ty-ougbi home with them three bushels
Of roots and aoma bread, which, in our
situation, was aa Important as the re
turn Of an East Indian ship. In ths
meantime, several hunters went across
Collins creek to hunt on the Quamaah
grounds. .Ths Indians informed us that
there were great quantities of moo
to the southeast branch of Lewis fiver,
which they call the Tommanamah (Sal-
mop rivarU We had Istely-heVrd-tbat-l
soma Indians, who rsslds at a distance
to the south side of the Kooskooskee,
are in possession tf two tomahawks,
one of which waa left at our camp on
Mosquito creek, Vand the - other' stolen
while we were camped at the Chop un
man river last autumn. This last we
were anxious to obtain. In order to give
to the relatione of our unfortunate com
panion. Sergeant Floyd, to. whom' it
once . belonged. . ' We therefore sent
Drewyer yesterday with the two Indian
chiefs to demand It On their arrival,
it seemed that the present owner, who
hsd purchased It from the thief, waa
himself at the point of death, ao that
his-- relations - were-unwilling - to give
it up. aa they meant to bury It In -the
grave of the deceased. But tha tnfru
once of Neeshnepehkeeook at ' length
succseded: they consented to surrender
the tomahawk on roelving two strand
of beads and a handkerchief from Drew
yer, and from each of the chiefs a horse,
te be hilled at ths funeral of the de
ceased, according to the custom of the
country. Seon after their return. Ser
geant Ordwsy and his party, for whose
safety we , had become extremely anx
ious, cams home from Lewis river with
some roots e eeue and It aliiiun.'' Thr
distance. howTerfrom whichthay-.
were brought was so great that must'
of the salmon was spoiled; - but such
ss continued sound were extremely deli
cious, ths flesh -being of a fine rose
color with a small mixture of yellow.
and so fat that tbey ware eooked very
wen witnout -rmr-aaaitii
or grease. ,- - -.
'All quiet along the Potomac," they say,
Except here and there a stray nloket
la shot aa he walks on hie beat to and
fro. v . - " "
By a rifleman hid In the thicket
Tls nothing a private or two new and
. thsn ;." ;'
"Will not count in the news . of the
battle; ' - ,.
Not an officer lost only one of the
' men - .'
Moaning out all - alone, - the death
- rattle. -'- ...... - -
ArMniiet long' fhePotomao tonight
Where . the soldiers lie peacefully
----- dreaming; . .
Their tenta. In the rays of the elear
Or In the light of their camp tires,
A tremulous sigh as a gentle night wind
Through ths forest leaves softly Is
While the stars up above with thslr
Keep guard o'er the army while
There is only the sound of the lone
sentry s tread, .
As he tramps from the rock te the
And thinka of the two on the - low
Far away In the oot on the mountain.
musket falls back,
dark and crlm.
Grows aentle with memories tender,
As he mutters a praysr for the chil
For thslr mother may heaven defend
The moon seems to shine as brightly
aa then- . -..
That night- whea the lore yet-uru
' annken '
Leaped up to hla lips and when low mur-
- mured vows . f
Were pledged to be ever unbroken.
Then, drawing roughly hla eleeve o'er
Hs dashss off tears that are welling,
And gathers his gun close up to Its
Ant is roownrliert B-weiltng.
He passes the fountain, tne niasiea
His footsteps are lagging and weary;
Tet onward he goes through the broad
belt of light
TOward the shades of the forest so
. , dreary.' ' . ...-....!
Hark! waa it the night wind rustled the
- leavssT -i
Waa it moonlight ao wondroualy
H looked like a rifle. -"Hal Mary, good
And the , lif eblood Im ebbing and
, . plashing. , j , V- t :t
All quiet along the Fotoreae tonight .
No sound savs the rush of ths liver;
While soft falls the dsw on the fsos.
of the asaa
- That plcksfe off duty forsvsr. ,. ' ,
? . . A Rooster In Court. '
A sinful old rooster named Soskum,
residing on Van Sice avshue, Tonkers,
has been summoned to appear before
Judge Beall in the munlolpal eourt in
Tonkere. and then and there give a full
account of certain actions on his part
which, as alleged, have caused no smaU
of Low err Park.
The chief ground of complaint agalnat
tha .aid Boakum la that he Is a nul-
ene,- m-net lie gate off .his nrcb
every morning at dawn, ana erowe, ana
crows; and cock a doddls done until
everybody in the vicinity is wide-awake
Mrs. Hubert the good-hearted woman
who owns Soakum, haa also been sum
moned tqyourtr Ths dtfense will be,
first that the rooster is not a nuisance
in the sense in which ths word is usej
In ths civil cods, but msrely a -misguided
musician; and, second, svsn If hs
is a nulssnce, It la not his fault. Inas
much ss hs jrould not crow unlssa the
bsn had laid an egg. The true eause
of action. It la aaserted, Is, therefore,
against the hen, and not against the
rooster. . " , '
"The only real remedy," eald Simon
Marx, a neighbor, "Is to plug his gullet
with a - cork. - That'a - better than a
hsneaa corpus or anv of them Jaw pro.
. r .
A LITTLE NONSENSE
NOW AND THEN ;
: : Xnew the OflUer. - '
Corporal Jamea Tannsr, the famous
head of ths Grand Array of ths Re- '
public, was talking In Washington about "k
a grafter.. , '
THs thinks all men are grafters." aald
Corporal Tanner, "because he is one
himself. So does ths coward think, all
man share his cowardloe. ,,
"There is a story about a young re
cruit who, In his flrst engagement, loat
heart . Tbs ping-g-g of ths bullets tor
rifled him. Spying a hole In the ground. 'T
he broke from, the ranks. ruaha4 t
and threw himself within coa.rin. .
against the earth.
"An. officer, disgusted, ran to. the ter
rified recruit clapped him on tha haul.
der and aald: - '
"Rejoin your company at once, sir.
"The lad looked up at the officer and .
answered: . r
" "No you don't Ton want thia hole
for yourself.' " ' ' ,
An American at Gibraltar .nf.rt.int
Charles Dana Glbaon at dinner.
When Mr. GlbSon rose to renlv to a.. .
toast he waa a little embarrassed.
"I have not the gift of orstortr." be
began, "and that Is awkward. -Indeed. J
to be deficient in anything is awkward,
isn't It? It Is especially awkward to
be deaf.'..; ...... . ,
At a dinner at Dark Harbor last
sumrasr a deaf old man aat beside a
young, and beautiful girl. ' '
IM you like bananasr this girl ssld
to the old man during the flnst course. .
In a loud, sweet voice.
'He. however, , misunderstood - hsr in ,
his deafnesa He thought she hsd said
"pajamaa. . And he replied:
" 'No. - I like the old-fashlonsd nlsht-
Bo Hope' of Bsoape.. " . - ' .
Henry Vlsnaud. aecretarv" of tha
Auieiluau embassy St PCris. enjoys tell-
ing of an American whs was being
shown the tomb of Nspoleon. As the
loquacious guide referred to the various
points of interest In connection with the
tomb, the American evinced the great-
'Thia lmmnae sarcophagus,' - de-
alalmed the. s-ulde.-"welgh 40. Ion. In
side of -that sir. Is a steel receptacle
weighing IS tone, and Inslds of that la
leadea receptacle weighing "II tons. .1
and Inslds of that la a. leaden casket. - -
hermetloally sealed, weighing over two -tons,
Inaldejfthat.reats a mahogany
coffin containing the remains "of-trie--"
For- m moment the- American wee el-'' '
lent aa If in deep meditation. - Then he
aid: . . ' ; '
"It eeema to me that you've got him
all right If he aver gate out cable
me at my expense." '. . ,' .
-- - "
jFmlpit Bad the Ceatar.
Wa aneciallaa in thia . aaa." 'aald
Richard Mansfield at a dinner. "Each
of us confines hlntself1 to one thtng.
studies out that one thing g last neiaii -
and thua -comes nearer 'to 'perfection
than was possibls in the psst
"Let ma illustrate the unexpected ana
amasing attention to detail that abounds
lir-modern life. , ""
"A friend of mine Is a Clergyman. Re
cently a new t)ulp1t .was placed in hie
chureh. - Meeting hire a few days after
the pulpit's Installation, 1 asked hint
how he liked It
"Not at alt' said he. It hides too
much of the figure, and I like every
shake of the. surplice to toll.; " ; '
But the tVaysaaa "Veav.
A Philadelphia physician, whils mak
ing a social visit at ths house of a
frtend.-chancedto meet 'a colleague.
After some general conversation!, a re
mark was made that gave a professional
turn to the talk. The flrst physlclsn
said: . " I V- ' -
"Tou know one may look into tba
throat of a child and determine upon
which foot it la standing msrely by ths
way in which the blood collects on the
othsr slds of the body." '
more remarkable fact than tnat.
observed the second doctor, "is that br
manual training you can actually In
crease the slse of the nraln of a stupid
child, so that by proper mental exercise
It devslopss a marked degree of Intel
ligence." - '
It la probable that tne nost wian i
suspect that his medical friends were
trvin to 'chai him: at any rnte, he.
as a lsyman. contributed the following .
."Gentlemen," said he, "the facte you
mention are nothing "compared to one
coming under my own obssrvatlon. I
have actually aeon a man who by look
ing In his pockstbook eould tell you
what he was to have fo- dinner!"
A Happy Thong.
T rom Harper's Weekly. '
aai.il known Boston Wl ItertellS.-
wlth glee, of a nest sally on ths psrt
ot his -ysar-old eon, who Is . a pupil
in a private achool at the Hub.
Apropos or somsuung r wmor, ...
Leacher had quoted ths Una. "In ttv
bright lexicon of youth there's no ouch
word a fall.'- . v .
At this ooint the lad tnenuonea
and politely made known pie desire to
offer an obeervstlon wth reference to .
the maxim.- . .,.v-a
.It occurs to me. elr." eald he, ' that
if such be tha case. It might be adviss
bte to brtng-the umtssion tnths attsn
Uon of the publishers of that lexicon.
On Crime. In Fifty Yeara.
Trom Harper's Weekly. ' '
. a traveler who recently vlsltsd the
eoast of Labrador says thst nowhere on
earth are life ana propeny neiu f
sacred as In that little-known and bar
rsn land. A thousand mllss of lonely
seaboard, along which is scattered a r
population of soms 10,000 people, about
one third of whom are white, would -seem
to gives every opportunity for
crime, yet there Is no polles officer of
any kind, no court and no JalL Nor are
they needed. The, only criminal charge
within 0 yeare was one against an
Eaklmo who shot a rival In love.
In Addition Torarrealdcnt4puhtlo.-r
tha coast Is visited svsry summer by .
about 10,000 Newfoundland flahermen.
and while Newfoundland itself is ntit
by any mesne free-from criminals, none
appear to come among the ftshsrs, or -elss
the example of the nstlvss ot
Labrador, eausesthem. to refrain from -
any wrongdoing while there. About 40
years ago a circuit court vlsltsd the .,
eoast ovary eummsr, but ss It found ,--nothing
to do It waa abolished. Now, -should
any serious charge ba made,
against a man a magistrate would be '.
sent, from Newfoundland to Investl
gate It. . ' -
FatheVa Fault : :' ( ' "T
From the Brooklyn Life.
Father (sternly) Now, Sophia, some
thing must be done to reduce your ex
penses. You are actually spending more
than vour allowance. .. . .
Daughter It Isn't my fault, 'father.',
rve. donei my best, te get you to. In-
ereaae tt .. ; ' . ,