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DAILY AND SUWDAT.
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; 1 ,WhjAmjuLwnt U not tl- v
nt;. It is purpose not ths?'
power to achieve, but ths wffl V
to Ubor- Lytton.
ARE YOU 'GROWING?
HE LIGHT that glows under
the- buhel may burn never
to brightly it is of no
to the mn who placed it .there, ".to
' .1 4 1 1 . . iL - . . . . .a.l.,
tne ousnci, nor it uic wa";i wuv
tumble along in the dark. Many
of the cities of Oregon hat their
(lower lights burning brilliantly, but
they are hidden, and the people who
; would be attracted by them never see
it faintest gleam,. ..' , ,. '.
s The Journal wants the towns of
Oregon to move the busbel, and let
the light of their advantage so shine
that it will be seen ot alt men,-to tne
t immediate and continued growth oi
" the state. The Journal would have
! every city and town-mod' hamlet in
Oregon. set before the world in the
best and most convincing way what
they have to offer the people who are
' seeking homes in the northwest It
: wants the development' leagues and
. boards of trade and chambers of com-
: roerce to tell what they are doing to
attract immigration, and will publish
, :.. ... .u. A i nrni
; words on this page. v '
' ' Some towns are doing more than
; others because they know better
I what to do to encourage home seek
! er to settle with them; from what
the' expert writes the tyro will learn,
and the result will be of benefit ,'to
the whole commonwealth. If there
lis singlenown1n "Oregon that is
I not reaoins some benefit from the ex-
J ! '.. . . " ' at a at. a .
position ft. is tuestauit ot tne. town.
People in the east ate looking with
longing eyes to. wis state, ana ine
i Community that seems most attractive
to the merchant or fanner or bome-
i seeker . who i intends coming to the
' Oregon, country,. is the one whose
census-figures will have the speediest
-growth....: '. :r,;,; 'AAjMa: .
Ts ilftAS not tMatrAV fmm m m 11 aeat
town , is, nor how large.' - Let the
world know what you have in the way
of soil,' climate, schools,' churches and
other - natural and acquired advant
ages; what you are doing to improve
your streetiand parks and to make
life better and cleaner. The Journal
will be glad to spread the good news,
and to the community that is doing
most for itself, this paper will give a
full page illustrated write-up free.
1 ' I -:
NO ONE will deny that Joseph
Gurner Cannon (which is the
. . congressional directory name
'for Speaker Joe) is a subtle stump
speaker and an able advocate. - He
hs cultivated a vocabulary which is
singularly well adapted to pleasing
the ear without exhausting the
minds of his hearers; he can make a
nlatitude sound like a beatitude, and
a resolution indorsing Hank Poke for
: poundkeeper of Faraway, III., read
like the Declaration of Independence.
But he cannot make the people of this
' country believe that the Republican
party has wedded the quick seed to
the fertile soil, nor that its policies
; prairies, nor that a protection that
creates trusts and safeguards their
slightest interest and leaves the
-.worker and farmer at the mercy of
. the corporation, is the cause of. our
; prosperity. And these are the things
; that be has sought to do. f
Mr. iantion, in manning tne Ke
1 publicans of Illinois for indorsing him
for the presidency, spoke of Presi
dent Roosevelt's "fearlessness in ad-
. '.ministering the law against the trusts
and combinations of capital that have
ignored the old adage of live and let
liver nd followed this with a state
ment to the effect that "the prosecu
Von of those corrupt corporations Is
most creditable." . v
It is; and it is more: it is mar
velous. But what lias come pf It?
Have the. trusts been shorn .of their
power? Has prosecution of the steel
trust which charges Russia $249
ton for armor plate and exacted $500
a ton from. this country for an in
ferior quality pf steel, blow-holed and
rotten a the consciences of the traf
fickers in the nation's safety and
bonor. put an end tc that body of
atrafteraf Mr. Cannon does sot say
Knt the neeole know it has not. - And
the oeofte know that it never will.
v The prosecution of tht trust do
not even scratch them; and it is not
intended that it should. .
. The way to kill the trusts is to kill
them, and the way to do that is to
destroy .the tariff , which , is ' the
mother of the trusta. ' With the
parent dead, the fattening corporations
would starve to death, and the people
would get their own again.
When Mr. Cannon talks of prosecu
tion putting an end to the gigantic
graft of the predatory corporations he
is firing blank cartridges; and he and
the people know it. '.i. . ,
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DENATURIZED ALCOHOL,- ;
MONO t the 'stories , in ! that
V book that has entertained so
. many , million the Arabian
Nights' Entertainments, . wae one of
a genie who could contract himself
into fq JimaJJ. JLJJ act.Je4.4o.-be con
fined in a vial, and when bottled up
there Was innocuous, but if let out
he could expand1 until , be became a
monstrous 1 and destructive . giant
Perhaps this fable, prefigured the
spirit or essentia) principle of alcohol,
which was discovered or first made
use .of-byT tht Arabians., . It i not
dangerous if bottled up, but poured
out or turned loose it becomes a rav
aging monster, working albeit along
with ftomo. good too destruction and
death throughout the world. ' The ac
tive principle of alcohol may have
typified the belief in a personal devil
long before -, Cassio exclaimed; "O
thou invisible spirit of wine let
us call thee devil" " ' ' ! .
' But theivdevir Js to bo extracted
from this substance, which thus
tamed will be made to do great and
wonderful works for the benefit of
mankind! - Byythf process known as
denaturizing, this monster is to be
dehorned and have his fangs ex
tracted) and more, its nature changed,
so that he is no longer a devil, going
about as a roaring lion 'seeking whom
he may. devour, -but a tame, service
able, tractable - thing that' ahall be
equal to million of horses and mules.
Without this converting process al
cohol i principally used to kindle in
ternal fires-in the brains and souls
of .men to change them from sensible
creatures to fools, from decent people
to vile and. vulgar travesties of God'
noblest handiwork, from such as ob
serve the law to criminals, from sane
folk to maniacs. .But with the devil
driven out alcohol ia to be used to
kindle flames hot inside men but in
tove ' and lamps and engines, for
heat and light and power for me
chanical transportation, commercial
and even agricultural purpose, v
A gallon of denaturized alcohol is
said to be worth two of kerosene' for
lighting purposes. The thousands of
small power engines heretofore run
by gasoline can be better-served by
alcohol. .Much ' use ean be -made of
them on farms, especially in irriga
tion, in a amalLway .Alcohol Js pref
erable to gasoline also because if the
latter,' takes. fire water will not put it
out, while this usual fire extinguisher
will subdue an alcohol fire. And it
is said that the alcohol yields 10 per
cent more power than gasoline. As
to cost, the record of a big Peoria dis
tillery for 10 years showed that the
average cost of, corn used waa 42,36
cents bushel, which produced 476
gallons of alcohol, making the cost
per gallon 1078 cents. . ' I
Congress did some good things at
the last session, and one of them was
putting this substance, denaturized
alcohol, on the free list, even if this
did crack the Dingley law a little and
alarm the standpatters.
Roger Sullivan, who has been the
dear, particular foe of W. J. Bryan
for some years and whose political
hari-kari the Nebraskan has warmly
advocated, urges the Illinois Democ
racy to indorse the commoner. This
sounds ominous; and proves that Mr.
Sullivan could not prevent the in
dorsement of Bryan if he would, or
that he wants the commoner nom
inated in order to get one great big
swat at him: . ;
Uncle. Joe" Cannon was so much
surprised at the formal floating of his
presidential boom by the Republican
convention in Illinois yesterday that
hi only response waa a carefully pre
pared typewritten speech, in which he
suggests that the one thing that will
keep him from accepting the nomi
nation will be the inability of his
friends to place it where it will do
him the most good. '
The Russians, finding that bombing
police Is rather tame sport, have be
gun harrowing the inoffensive Tews
again, in the name of unfversat equal
ity and liberty. .
i n I. ! hi i n i ..
Republican paper . are ' insisting
that the silver question .will again be
an issue. It is a shallow subterfuge,
adopted in order to escape discussion
of the real, vital issue, the tariff. '
; The Japanese have the door of the
orient open, but it i noticeable that
there ia a creaking of hinges immed
lately after their product pat
through. .( , . '
' Owing to the regrettable (act that
the Union Pacific Railroad company
bai a surplija of only 125,000(000 there
Wkat Is Portland' Greatest Need?
UEirsrr.s of city council tell journal readers
WHAT WOULD IMPROVE ROSS. CITY.
Better Streets! W. Y. Masters.
"Thar are numerous Improvements
that this eitr Is tn naod of,- said W. T.
UaaUra. "but In mr Judgment there la
nothlag of more importance than batter
streeta. t We should ' have more "hard
surface Improvements . on . our streets.
Buck, Improvements coat more, ofeourea,
than the common rock or sravat, but
tier" are better. They aive the oity a
nWter.-and more up-to-date appear
ance and Impress atranf era favorably
with an oity. ' v-.- . v X ; -
. "Wt have district within which only
cement eiaewaiks can be laid. . Whan
tola waa first euatested It met with
considerable opposition, but it le pretty
"If tllatrlcte were to be eetabllshed
in the same way in the city within
which - ! - hard aurfaca pavamanta
could be laid. In my Judgment, it would
be a move in the right direction. '
.. "With macadamlaed atraeta and hard
surfaced etreeta indiscriminately mixed
up, aa we have them now, 'it la Impoa
atbla to keep the hard aurfaca etreeta
naat and free from mud. and it coats thi
city, a great deal more to keep them
clean than ir an entire dlatrlct were
paved with a hard surface pavemenj
"Many cities much entailer than Port
land have mllee of hard surface boula
varda that add greatly to their beauty,
and it Is to be hoped we may also have
Letters From tne People on Topics
-: of Current Interest i ' V,'-
8t Johns, Or.. Aua- IV To the Editor
of -The Journal For a paragraph con
taining the largest pooelble number ef
liee I wiah to eall the attention of your
readers to an article in the Portland
Telegram of date of. Auguat 11. There
were II Inaccuracies, or, .to be more
frank, lies in the article about 0t Johns.
I herewith note the article in question
with the number of ilea affixed to each
one of them: . , ; .
"Saloon list grows. ' St. Johna to have
two new ones. . (Lie No. 1.) JExpenses
up with revenues. Two new buildings
are being erected In Bt. Johns for sa
loons (lie No. 1). and when these are
filled the main street of the town will
ahow elx saloon algns lle No. I) In a
couple of - blocks and tS . real estate
dealers (lie No. ). A year ago the
town had no saloons and ita municipal
expanses were low, the recorder ' and
marshal (lie No. the city has no
marshal, but a police officer) receiving
the only salaries (He No. .), and the
recorder but 4S a month. Since the
saloons have been admitted at the rate
of one a month (lie No. 7) and $1,00
has been received from each, the, town
expanses have - Jumped to kefp ' paoe
with the new Income' (lie 'No. ), - The
recorder has a salary of $1,00 a year
and an assistant (He No. )i the city
engineer has two assistants (he always
haa had them); the -town . advertising
has Jumped to It cants a line (He No.
1) and columns of tt are run weekly
(lie No. IT); two -volunteer companies
organised and uniformed (lie. No. 12),
and a police court Instituted with daily
sessions (lie No. ).
- There seeme to be a bad streak of
"yellow" somewhere. ' It doee eeem as
if the nearby papere- ehould tell the
truth, or come somewhere near it.
W. U THORNDTKK.
:y' City Recorder of St. Johns.
Portland, Aug. 1. To the Editor of
The Journal I have been reading In
your paper the articles by members of
the elty council, bat with the exception
of Mr. Annand'e on the garbage ques
tion, none euggesta much of benefit to
Portland ia run on the aame lines it
was 10 yeara ago. The engineer's of
flee ehould be revolutionised and put
on a modern basis. - The council, unfor
tunately, eeem to take more Interest in
protecting various oorporatlone and mo
nopolies which control the aeetiniee or
tbla city than they do in the welfare
of the city. . The corporatlona are finan
cially able to care for themselves. ,
k. A. Preston has an artioie in your
laaue of the llth, in which he advocates
the bonding of property belonging to
our cltlaene for the purpose of building
hard eurfaoe etreeta. There haa already
been too much bonding and too little
value received tor the great expenditure
and enormoue public debts created, not
for the upbuilding of the elty, but for
the benefit of the men who control the
pubUo streets for which the. people re
ceive no adequate return. There le
only one bueinete like manner in which
to construct and build etreeta. , They
must have a system, and that eyetem
must be created in the engineers de
partment of the city.
The manner in which the etreeta are
constructed has proved worthless. They
would be better for farm purposes than
for city . thoroughfares. Aa they are
now, tbey are simply etone and dirt
thrown together loosely and when ready
for use are nothing but dust heape, and
in a few months are worse than before
the alleged Improvements were made.
The proper waysln which to have good
streets la to le a direct tax for that
purpose. - The burden ehould not be
thrown on the property holders, as the
streeta . are common property kept for
the benefit of the public.
will be no dividend this year. , This
harrowing matter i mentioned in the
hooe that the contemplation of . the
deprivation of the rich will reconcile
the plain people to the fate that com
pel them to accept 10 and 15 per
cent interest on money invested in
farm and reidence property in Ore-
Half a dosen physicians' were talking
of death. It Isn't a aubjeot usually
chosen by physicians for discussion, but
these were discussing it. nowerer. u
waa not altogether phyelcal death.
They were Including the hereafter., t
Said ene: "There le one thing about it
that makes me hope there will be an
other life, and that 'is the opportunity
I shall have of asking some of the peo
ple who have had their heads cut off if
there waa any aensation for a few rnln.
utee eueceedlng decapitation.' I believe
now that there le, and that life remains
long enough for tne decapitated person
to realise that he haa loet hie head, or,
rather, that he has loet. his body, be
cause the head ie the center of thought
and. of course. It is the body 'that le
lost, net the head. At least, that le the
way a man with hla head i off would be
bound to think ot It. I fancy there te
no pain, becauae that would require
some time, end If life exists at all after
decapitation it would not be long enough'
to realise the aensation of pain. It
must be a very a near sort of feeling.
and, as I saj X hope there la a UXe
W. Y. Masters.
a move in this' direction In the
future." . . .
Mr, Preston compares the streets ef
this city with thoee of Seattle. This
eomparieon ie not complimentary to
Portland, nor. to Portland offlolala. The
people who hold the destinies of thte
city-in their hands do not try to spend
the people's money Judiciously, v ,
In this . elty. we . have ' been ' repre
sented for the last SO yeara by the same
elaaa of men, while Seattle haa been rep
resented by up-to-datewnsn from all
parte, of. the country. When the offi
cials of Seattle fall in their duty they
are Ignored, irrespective of party, and
others are elected in their stead, the
result is that the pubUo money la ex
pended for the benefit of the public.
The hard aurfaca atrtete of Seattle
do not coet one half what tbey do here,
especially In the suburbs where old
macadam streets are used and surfaced
with either bltullthlc or asphalt the
result la that Seattle haa miles of well
kept etreeta, - while Portland, on ac
count of lack of eyetem. haa spent
millions of dollars for atreet Improve
ments,- and hae nothing to ahow. for
It, except a . few blocks Is the heart
of the city. - -
On account of the lack of up-to-date
men In fiUlng the city poeltlone, and
the . numerous monopolise furnishing
material for atreet construction, Port
land's expense for etreet improvement
Is eo great that the cltlaene cannot
bear the burden. If the money were
handled wiaely, this elty would have the
finest paved streets of any city on the
Paolfto coast, but unfortunately we lack
system, and the publlo property goee
to rack and ruin. This city ehould
have a well organised street department
to keep the streets In repair, and use
the repair fund for the purpose for
wnicn it ia collected, and if not enough
an extra tax ehould be levied.
, v . . i THOMAS OUINKAN.
' A Wee Steelier Was.'
Portland, Aug. 1. To the Editor of
The - Journal In Saturday's issue of
your paper you had a dispatch from San
Francisco recounting what waa desig
nated a "sensational story." published in
the Call of that otty, to the effect that
certain Brltiah and American financiers
had combined to kick up a muss with
Mexico, with a view to a war with that
country and the final capture ef cer
tain portions or its "rich mines. , The
war waa to be stirred up between the
United States and Mexico. Tbla coun
try was to be made the cat's paw to rake
the rich mining chestnuts out of the
fire for our affable Brltiah cousins. ..
I have no doubt of the truth of the
etory. It is not Improbable on the face
of It, but beyond that, I have con.
flrmatlon of It from a reliable source.
It comae from first hands, ia faot A
gentl.emen connected with the moat
prominent newspaper of El Paso, Texas,
hae been roaming about thle northwaat
country for the past month or two, and
It was my good fortune to make hie ac
quaintance and to spend some time with
him. During our .talks, as newspaper
men, he brought up thle tnlne-capturing
eoheme and discussed Its origin and pur
pose, it wee substantially aa detailed
by the Call. The outbreak at Cananea
waa deliberately worked up and the pur
pose was to pusn things In other por.
tlone of the Mexican mining territorr
until Vnole Sam would be compelled to
take up tne quarrel, whip the Mexicans.
and then in settlement annex whatever
the mine thievee wanted. The people
of the United States were to pay the
eoet of the war and the financiers were
to reap the benefit.
It would have been a good scheme for
them if they could have worked it sue
cessfully. Whether tt now be
dropped or simply postponed to a more
convenient season remains to be seen.
My newspaper friend favored the un
dertaking, as dd the people of El Paso
generally, - LEVI W. MTERS.
hereafter, so I may have a chsnoe to
find, out a few facta not othsrwlaa oh.
UUnable." . - .. , ;
' 23 Lucky for Drake. '
' The 'lid" le down In Saratoga, but be
fore It was clamped, John A. Drake dem
onstrated that "IS," the hoodoo number.
ean be beaten.-,-;;. , .
Mr. Drake wee la Canflald'e after he
had eaten a hearty dinner Snd wee In a
happy mood. Buying ll.eo worth of
checks he said to the dealer)
"List's see about .thle deedly number,
Mr. Drake played "11" for a while and
"I believe thattyeu're In earnest," said
Mr. Drake to the smiling dealer and
walked over to another table. He
played there without suoceea, taking
"21" each time end then With hie re
maining checks, walked beck to the first
table and ' again placed his checks on
It came "IS." and Mr. Drake, who had
bought 1 4.000 worth of checke, had
$,40 In front of him.
"I was taught In my early years to
quit whenever I got even. Caah these
checks. Oood night. Twenty-three,"
and he walked back Into the restaurant
. "Bats Ita Stepmother.
The ichneumon fly ie very email, but
la capable of compassing the destruc
tion of many a caterpillar, though not
one-thousandth part of the also of a
single victim. Thle fly perches on the
back of the grub, pleroee rte skin with
a eharp hollow needle wherewith tt le
f unturned, aaeT the (ere ft the stapr.
SCENES lft THE : STRICKEN
PARAISO, DEVASTATED BY
A ? - ;.;V,Vi
'.,. . ' - HA.
Jscts an egg under .the skin Into the
flesh -. ' .
As each wound Is made the caterpillar
shows a certain amount of uneasiness,
but doee not intermit its -eating. The
egge of the Ichneumon ate speedily
hatched within 'the body of the grub,
and they -devour the fatty portlone of
the caterpillar, ahrowdly leaving the
vital orgaae untouched. When the time
arrives for the caterpillar to change into
chrysalis the ichneumon grubs eat their
way out of their foster-mother and at
once apln for themeelvee a number ef
yellow. cocoons, among which the dying
caterpillar le often hopeleasly entangled
and where It expiree. . 1'
. 1 ' " m 11 1 .. x
Restless Patch, of BartfiT?
Near the Therunglan summer reeert.
Traueneee, te a curious phenomenon, the
floating Island which disports itself, now
on this and now on that aide of 'the
Hauteee, a email and charmingly situ
ated lake. At preeent the peripatetic
ialand hae elected to ."moor" Itself
alongside the public high road. The lit-,
tie Island .has also Its own flora, vary
ing (rem that sa the Immediately a
'A - ..ri. ' ' NV 6. "
, . Capitol of Chiles'.
U - t. ,
Residence of President,
" ' '. Government Palaca. . ,
Jacent mainland, 'among whloh may be
mentioned the "meet-consuming" Dro
eera rotundlfolla, while flowers and edi
ble berries grow here in rank prof ualon,
and slender blrcbee cast their shade
over those Who care to land and Investi
gate thle restless little patch ef earth.
Birds are especially partial to thle spot,
wild ducke end ether - aquatic birds
breeding her In, great ' number. .But
the great event - of the year la the
"Volksfest," held upon the islsnd every
Ascension day. Whan dancing and "brat-wurst-eatlng,"
waahed down by the ob
ligatory beer, are the order of the day.
" .". Ruaaia'a Real Ruler. ' ''
, r ; Prom Harpere Weekly.' .'
It le easy to forssee what European
flnanclere wilt think of the . esar's
ahameless mode of keeping hie promts
to give hie country representative In
stitutions and how thsy will treat hie
next application for a loan. It la more
difficult to say what punishment. , It
any, will be inflicted on Nicholas II
and hla advisers, by an exasperated peo
ple. The forecast. Indeed, would not be
difficult ttwe kaew wta eeftalntg the
CITY i O? ; VAL-'
v i. --i.:Ar-'i -rA'' u
A. - 'T - " "
temper ot the army." Strenge and al
most Incredible If seeme that ah autoo
racy which hae added betrayal and per
fidy tq oppression should now be Justi
fied In relying, as apparently It. dees
My, on the almoet Universal loyalty of
the eoldlere under the colors, whereas
the Decembrist conspirators- of 12. to
whom nothing had been promised, and
who, therefore, had no breach ot faith
to complain of. were able to Involve in
their, uprising about one third of the
regular troops, to hold for 14 hours the
fate of the Bomanoffe in the belanee.
A few days ehould now suffice to show,
how much foundation in faot there Is
for the confidence at present exhibited
by the reactionists in an army whloh.
after all, le made up of the anna and
brothers of the Sheeted and Infuriated
peasants. ,. ' i' " f ;
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, ; Modem'Ingeriulty. ' j 1
Prom the Atlanta Constitution. i
The manufaeUirers of glueoso honey
ehow aa much Ingenuity in putting the
eorpee ef a bee In each Jar ae Is shown
by the eannere of catfish la patting bits
et salmon baokbooe La ths eaas .
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