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; HAS A HARD ROW TO HOB.
THE PRESIDENTIAL BEE
has come to "Uncle Joe" Can
. son late in life, but, judging
by the bussing now going on, the in
sect is not only 'extremely large but
unusually industrious. In the short
space of three days the picturesque
old man from southern Illinois has
drf ied. thei country's; greatestjabor
, leader, claimed the larger share of
' labor's support and been represented
:' as the favored candidate of President
Roosevelt This may seem good pol
itics to some; others msy look npon it
as the toxic effect of the bee sting.
Whatever the fact, "Uncle Joe," pro-
: vided he wins his present congres
sional campaign, which is more than
' probable, must, in the words of Wil
liam J. Bryan, "sit on a stool and look
pretty for the next two years." ; '
s "Uncle Joe" is a great haymaker.
Fifteen times she has" taken off his
coat in his own political field, and
only once has the crop failed. -That
was in 1890, when the Democratic
tidal wave caught the old man without
a life preserver. Two years later he
tried it again, and not only recovered
his lost prestige, but -steadily gained
influence in . congress : until he had
added the speakership to his achieve-
. ments.' This place of power has been
his for several years, and now the
question arises whether, the speaker
ship will help or. hurt his candidacy
for president ?
There is no doubt that much legis
' lation has been accomplished under
the Cannon regime. . Some of the leg
islation is proving beneficial, and as
"Uncle Joe's" power has been abso
', .lute he is entitled to whatever portion
of the credit President Roosevelt can
spare. In case the . president really
wants "Uncle Joe" .to succeed him he
may permit stress to be laid on the
assistance rendered him by the
speaker of the house Further than
that he may say nothing of the com
promises forced npon ' him by the
Danville statesman. All this would
help greatly in a campaign for the
nomination, but would it help enough
to win at the polls?
The trouble with "Uncle Joe's"
boom is that the voters are aware of
the arrest cower wielded dv tne
." speaker, and are likely to judge him
not by what congress accomplished
under his direction hut by what'wat
4ropoea ana-iaiica oi . passage, or
was so amended before passsge that
its own author recognised it only by
- the label. "Uncle Joe" must shoulder
all the blame. He is findins- that not
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Labor holds him responsible for the
sleeping sickness that killed the etght-
" lately deceased are equally bitter, and
' heavr load to tote. Mia first nrHest
t will not be a hard one.- The Danville
. district contains few towns in which
the union labor vote is a factor, and
,the indications are that he will be
. vivwivu kj vuiiKicaa ajw An aiminrT.
able majority. This achieved he will
: hive psssed over the first snd easiest
etsge of his journey toward the
' White House. The vital question is
not whether he carry his burden for a
' few months, but whether he csn csrry
)t for two yesrs. Appsrently "Uncle
' Joe hss his work cut out for him,
1 ' WHY DISCRIMINATE?
HILE President Roosevelt
( ff " Deriding Dts energies to
- - , ine conviction 01 men im
plicated in the Oregon land frauds, it
would not be amiss if he were to
psuse long enough to consider ' the
esse of another dishonest man. one
whom he himself placed in office and
still retains there. We refer to one
T. Cader Powell, United States mar
shal at Nome, , who, while clerk of
Multnomah county a docen years ago,
stole thousands of dollars of the tax;
payers' money."' -v" "
: President Roosevelt well knowsl
thst Powell is an embexsler, for the
sble and unanswered were placed in
his hands more than a year ago. The
reports of the experts who examined
Powell's books , and repeatedly dis
covered shortages ranging from two
thousand to -eleven thoussnd dollars
arc in the president's possession, to
gether. with .'abundant corroborative
evidence. The Journal is able to state
authoritatively that the documents re
ceived the personal attention of Presi
dent Roosevelt himself, so thst he is
thoroughly cognizant of all the facts.
He knows that but for the ststute of
limitations Powell might now be in
dicted, convicted and sent to the pen
ftentiar'yT ;'- " . ,
Numerous convictions have been
obtained in the land fraud trials, yet
it is doubtful whether any. of. the con
victed men was guilty of Such flag
rant, conscienceless wrongdoing ' as
was T. Cader Powell, whose career as
county clerk wss one long betrsysl of
tfggtrand systematic robberyoLthe
people. He stole the1 money entrust
ed to his keeping and flung it away in
gambling and dissipation. .
President Roosevelt made a grave
blunder when he ' placed. Powell in
office. . He is msking an infinitely
graver blunder by retaining him in the
government's employ. It is surely a
strsnge spectacle when the president
is dealing out with one hand punish
ment to the- land fraud defendants,
snd with the other giving emoluments
and rewards to a ntorious embexsler.
It : is jworthy of passing mention
thst since The Journal first laid bare
more than a year ago the. facts as
to Powell's stealings, not one syllable
of denial or protest has ever been ot
tered by him or his friends. The evi
dence is damning and it is all of it
known to President Roosevelt Does
he consider the man who steals
money as. less a criminal than the'
man who stesls Isnd? ' .
ONE OP PORTLAND'S NEEDS.
MEN WHO ARE in a position
' to know members of the
executive board and of the
city council have told the readers of
The Journal what is needed to make
Portland a bigger, better, cleaner
city. The ." things' imperative are
many: Better, streets, more sewers
and lights, larger water supply, parks,
increased fire and police protection,
and the control, of, the-public thor
oughfares. , .;
'None of these things' is a luxury.
Each is as necessary to the growth
and health and prosperity of Portland
as is an adequate supply of pure air. ,
Portland is behind other cities in
her streets. Even withTairThe Jour
nal's civic, patriotism we cannot blind
ourselves to this fact Figures from
the city engineer's office on the street
question are interesting, but lack cor
roboration. That we have enough
thoroughfares cut and dedicated is
true; the miles .of' streets are j suf
ficient in extent;, all roads lead to
Portland but the condition of the
streets is distinctly bad. .
Street paving long ago ceased to be
sn experiment; older cities than Port
land wasted large sums in trying to
discover a" smooth, permsnent sur
face for their thoroughfares, and
every dollar that Portland spends in
tentative street work is a dollar crim
inally wasted.- We can have for noth
ing Vhat other cities paid dearly for,
and the sooner Portland makes nse
of this ready-made experience and be
gins the construction of streets on
modern lines the better It will be for
the city and the people.
Some people are complaining be
cause the "shsm battle at Tacoma was
a tame affair." It should be borne in
on the thing that those critics misun
derstand with that a sham battle is
not a Sunday picnic, and that the use
of anything but blank cartridges is
forbidden by the rules of the interna
tional peace assassination.
From certain recent happenings in
the financial world, a man who is not
intimately acquainted with the street
terms might be excused for thinking
that a bank examiner is one who
locks the safe doors after the funds
sre stolen. . '
With the busy war that has been
started sgsinst Speaker Cannon it
seems inevitsble that he will be ef
fectually spiked before the presiden
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strike or lockout among the bomb-
matters oi st.retersDurg. -
Portlsnd continues to stand at the
top of the per cent column in bank
clearings and baseball.
' ' 1 I
When railroad masrnates fall ' out.
hitherto neglected sections pf th
state get their dues. :
Unfortunate Rockefeller! ' Before
the echoes' of his gentle approval of
the divine scheme in the making of
man have died away, and while we are
jet finising his fchilantfiroflic motives
What Is Pottlandy Greatest Need?
MEMBERS OP CITY COUNCIL TELL JOURNAL READERS
. WHAT WOULD IMPROVE ROSE CITY. : '
V More Water: H. A. Belding.
"I am heartily in favor of building
anothar pi pa Una to the ctty." said
Henry A. Beldins. "That would bo the
greatest improvement : that could bo
made for the -city.. We need all the
water we Van get here, and as wo have
place to draw from, there Is no reason
why we should . not have It.
"I am not In favor of the meter
proposition. because - the money . spent
for meters eould be used to a Rood ad
vantage In . building - the pipe line. It
would ;ost about 1500,000 to put the
meters In the, houses. That amount
would go a long way to pay. for the pipe
"With the pipe line I would like to
see a reservoir built In -the south end
of the city. The best place would prob
ably be on one of the hills out there.
Another reservoir , would mean a great
deal for the city and would make the I
Dinkelspiel on Crowded Street Gars H
Home, Recently. Mein Lleber Looey:
Ve haf recetfed your letter from Po
komoka City, Maryland, und ve vas glat
to know dot pttsneas is goot on der
road vara you -vas commercial traveler
lain g. . ''"' I
Ve notice vet you say in your letter
abouid der many different kinds of
streetcars vich you meet up mit in your
trafels. but I dink ve baf here In New
Tork a bunch of streetcars Vich for
uncomfortableneaa can gif any out
siders -cards -and - spades und -den - beat
dem ould by a four flush. .
I reference to dose streetcars, Looey,
Vloh Vas called "Sqveesers." .
Our "Sqveeser ears consist of SS peo
ple trying to push demselfs Into a space
already ooeupled by S peoples vich haf
paid delr far und sefen children, vich
vaa under age Vila der eonduotor is
Der seats In der "sqveesers" run side-
vays; der passengers run edgevaya, und
der .life Insurance agents run any old
vay ven dey sea deae cars coming.
Der "sqveeser" .Is der beat , cnanteel
Imitation of a rough house dot you efer
Ven you get Ould you cannot get In,
und ven you get in you cannot get ould.
because you hate to disturb dor strange
chentleman dot is uelng your knee to
lean ofer. - -- 1
Between der aeats dare is a space of
two feets, but in dot space you vlll al
vaya fln4 four feets und delr owners,
unless vun of dem happens to haf a
vooden leg. .
Unter , ortlnary circumstances four
Into two doan'd go, but der "sqveeser"
ears defy der laws of gravitation.
A "sqveeser car conductor can put
twenty-alga into nine unt still haf four
Tou know, Looey, ve vaa a very ner-
fous und careless peoples here In dis
city.. To proof how careless ve vas I
vlll relate der Instance dot Manhattan
island is called after a cocktail. .
Dis nerfouaneaa vaa our undiddlng be-
oause ve vas alvays in such a hurry
to get some vara dot ve vould rather
took der falrat car und get sqveesed
in-reducing the cost of oil 3 centaa
gallon,, comes a producer who ssys
the cut in price wss made to ruin the
oil men of Indian Territory, who can
not compete with Standard at the new
In Preiat of Pittsburg. 1
The auction shops of Atlantic City are
so Interesting that many persona spend
a good part of the day in them, superb
wares are often auotloned off; Persian
rugs. Chlneaa porcelains, .French tapes
tries, Breton armoires. Egyptian brasses.
etc. It is not uncommon to near in
tbeae shops bids of 11.000, 11,000, even
"The millionaires or rutsnurg, oiees
them." aald an Atlantle City auction
eer, "are our beat bidders. Is there any
where In the world a set or people so
rich and so prodigal as theyT The wife
of one of theae Pittsburg men came In
here the other day and calmly selected
14.000 worth of ruga. Bhe liked, she
explained, to give rugs as wedding pres
ents, and always kept a stock on hand
"A Pittsburg millionaire once saved
me from the commission of a dreadful
error. We put up a lot of second-hand
art books, books with colored plates,
one rainy day, and among the lot was a
set of Audubon's 'Birds of America.' I
knew little about books the useful arts
are my lineand I was quite ready to
let this set go for til when my Pitts
burg friend happening In, bid $600.
"Of course, the books went to mm,
but after the sale he told ma he didn't
" Take them back.' he salad, 'and ship
them to headquarters. Tou can get
f 1.S00 for this set. It is a first edition.'
"Sure enough. ne aet Drought si.ivg
In London two months latear It had
been forwarded to me through a ship
ping clerk's error, and I'd have let It go
for nothing hap it not oeen ror tns
knowledge and kindness of this Pitts
burg millionaire." , . -
With Tartar Sauce? '
It' is gravely asserted by travelers
that when books fall Into the possession
of certain tribes of Tartars they eat
the volumes, In order that thay may ac
quire the knowledge contained therein.
No one can object to thla as s purely
voluntary act, but there are a number
of historical lnatances where "devouring
books" waa literal, not figurative, and
was not .voluntary on the part of the
In 1ST0, It Is recorded, two papal del-
egatea took a bull of excommunication
to Bernardo Vlacontl, and he compelled
them to eat the document, together with
lta silken cords and lead seal. The in
dlgeatlblllty if the repast was Increased
by the fact that the writing -was on
parchment instead of paper.
. The historian Oelrlch, in the eight
eenth century, told of an Austrian gen
eral who signed a promissory note for
1.000 florins. When the note fell due
and his creditors began clamoring for
payment ne gathered them around him
and compelled them to chew and swal
low the paper.
It ia said that a Scandinavian author
whoae book upon political aubjects dis
pleased the authorities wss given tbe
choice of having hta head struck, off or
eating his manuscript boiled In broth.
He chose the feast of reason that he
had so laboriously prepared. Even at
that he fared a little better than Isaac
Volmar. who aroused the ire of Bar
nard, duke of ftaxony, by his share
satire.- Volmar had to take his writ
. A stui more true! fata wag that of
meters unnecessary If the pipe line were
built Then we could have all the
water we wanted, and a man could
water his lawn and keep It green all
the time. " . "
"Green lawns make the city. A vis
itor's first Impression forms his opinion
of the place In such a way that nothing
can ever change It. Green lawns' go a
great way to mafce the first Impression
a favorable one.
- "Another thing that I am in favor of
and very anxious to ww tM purchase
of Rosa island for m city park. Tbe
Island ta the one spot that meets with
universal approval among our cttlsena.
and its purchase rhould be made at
once. . Brldgea should be built to carry
the people across. Thts would prove
the most popular thing the city govern
ment could do. ' The sooner the Island
is purchased the better, for the price is
as low now as it ever will be." ,
into flatness den valt for der next vich
vould likely aqveeas us Into Insensible
ness. . .a '
. Flatness can be cured, but lnaenaible
ness vas dangerous mltouid an alarm
clock. , -''
For a man mit a small dining-room
der "sqveeser" ear baa lta advantages,
but ven" a s tou Id man rides In dem he
finds himself - supporting a lot Of
strangers he neicr met before.
Vun morning I chumped on vun of
dose "sqveesers," feeling yust like, a
swel-year-olt, full of healf und der
choy of liflng.
During der falrat sefen blocks free
men fresh from a distillery grew up n
front of me und removed der scenery. .
Vun of dem hat to get ould la a
hurry, so hs kicked me on der shins to
show how sorry he vaa to leaf me.
Vun of der udder two must haf been
In der distillery a long time, because
pretty aoon he neglected to use 'his
memory und eat -down In my lap.
. Ven I remonaterated mit him he re
sponsed dot dis Is a free country, und
If he vlahed to sit down I hat no plts
ness to stop him. -
Den his friend pulled us apart und I
resumed der use of my lap. .
During der next 20 blocks I hat vun
of der vorat daylight nightmares I efer
rode behind. ..' ' -
Der party vich hat been studying der
eggshlblts in -der distillery took der
idea. in his, head dot my foot vaa der
loud pedal n a piano und he started "o
play "Die Gotterdammerung" . from
Wagner. - -
Dot, man vaa such a hard drinker dot
he gafe me der gout yust from stood
ing on my feets.
Den I chumped off, und svore off. und
svore at. und valked home.
If der man vot lnwentloned der idea
of atoodlng up between der aeats In a
"sqveeser". cars is alive be should haf a
medal. . ,.-- - . - .'v -
J vou.d .vllllngly woluntser to be der
meddler und hand him vun. Tours mit
'. D. DINKELSPIEL, ,
' , per George V. Hobart
Philip Oldenburger, a jurist of renown,
who was also compelled toswallows
pamphlet he had written.
Oldenburger was vigorously flogged
during his repast, and the flogging did
not cease until the last morsel ot the
unwelcome meal had been swallowed.
. . Portland the Metropolis. '' :
. From the Lewlaton Teller.
The building of railroads along . ths
river grades to the sea and the opening
of the Snake and Columbia for trans
portation facilities will revolutionise the
trade of the Columbia basin. Under
present conditions the Puget sound
cities are the marketa for the Snake
river and Clearwater country. All the
grain grown "here la shipped to the
sound over a wide detour of country and
at great expense to the shipper on ac
count of the long haul, and the difncult
grades encountered. Not only sre the
sound cities the markets for the grain
of Interior country but they are in many
eases the source of supply for the mer
chants snd tradesmen, and here as - la
the first Instance the consumer pays the
Transportation along tne river grades
will change the face of the commercial
map In -the northwest.
It will make Portland at the mouth
of the river the natural trade center of
the whole Columbia baaln. Transporta
tion will be cheaper because it is along
the lines of least resistance on a short
haul with easy grades.
Portland will re-annex all the terri
tory formerly held when the river was
the chief artery of tradebefors the ad
vent of the railroads. Whst was then a
prolific field Is now sn empire of almost
Inexhaustible resources and possibilities
for the development- of wealth. All
these resource will pay tribute to the
metropolis at the mouth of the rivet
that will In ths -future be our gateway
to the sea. -
'. A Comparison.
A. C. Gage 'in Mount Scott News.
Ths writer has no acquaintance with
either of the men concerned in the fol
lowing recital, and has, therefore, io
hesitancy In using their names ss he
would use those of sny Individuals con
cerned in an incident describing which
an article might be written. .
Twenty weeks ago Alva B. Brown of
Eaat Portland, a saleaman In the em-
tiloy of Ben Selling, a merchant of Port
end, suffered accidental Injury, one of
his feet being hurt so severely that he
has been unable to work elnce the mis
fortune came to him. He was face to
face with the prospect of enforced Idle
ness, which la not comforting, to say
the least, to the man whose means are
not large and who works for hta living.
Alva Brown has received Ben Selling's
check for his usual wagea every. Sat
urday sines ths accident.
.Contrast for a moment. If you will,
the above statement with that contained
In Collier's Weekly of recent date, tell
ing 'conditions in the sugar trust's
Brooklyn refineries. In that article It
wss stated, that men working In ths
overheated atmosphere, where trie eugar
la boiled and prepared for market, fall
dead at their taakn without causing
further Interest tbsn a glance at the
clock on the part of the foreman to
note when the dead man etopped draw
ing wages.' . : ,
r :: : Next. ' '
i- From the New Tork Hersld. . :
Girl barber out west fired six shots at
her fiance, hitting him each time, Hs
recovered, but he Is satisfied U&t he
had a oloee shave,
A Little N
An Ungentlemanly Question.
There is a spur of ths Baltimore 4b
Ohio -railway running up ths valley of
Virginia from Harper's Ferry to Stras
burg. , There Is no dining-car attached
to the train that makes ths trip. To
supply the wants of the hungry public
on tns coaches at thla hour. Dick Walla
an old Virginia 'f oh de wan" darky, has
for tbe laat 10 years served passengers
with coffee,' eggs, chicken sandwiches
and plea on these cars; every trip ha is
on the train, serving lunohes from a
Recently on their way to the unveil
Ing of the monument at Newmark -t
to the Pennsylvania soldiers who lost
their lives at thla historical place were
a' great many northern veterans, and the
quaint old negro reaped a rich harvest
on the trips, often receiving double and
treble what he aaked for his wares.
A northern gentleman on his way to
attend theae ceremonies, while eating
a "snack' of .chicken and pie bought
rrora 91a vies, says Youth's Companion,
began to ompl!ment the chicken and
pastry, .and finally wound up by aaklng.
' uncle, where do you get such nice
chickens?" . '.
The old negro, with a twinkle in his
eyes and a wink at the other passengers.
r replied, Buea, fr-aho knows yeu ala'nt
irom tne sour." .
Why, uncle," exclaimed the gentle
man, "how can you tell that I am not
from the south T" - ,
'Cause, sub." answered Dick, ' "no
southern gentleman, ever eomprermlsea
a nigger by askln' him whar he gits his
chickens.1 . , , ; 1
Piea and th .Rate BiU. : '
: From the American Spectator. '
When the rate bill In the senate was
being hotly dlscusaed, many of the sen
ators had their remarks printed In pam
phlet 'form, Mr: Tillman being one of
the-aenatora who did. Senator Bpooner
had gotten possession of one of ; the
printed speeches and waa sitting in the
senate cloakroom scanning it when Sen
ator Tillman entered.
'Hello, Ben," exclaimed the Wisconsin
senator. -"I wonder you never told me
that you had had your remarks on the
rate bill printed in pamphlet. I hap
pened to see one ' thla morning, and It
contained aome of the beet things X
have yet seen la any pamphlet -on the
I'm very proud you think so," -said
Mr. Tillman, with a aelf-satlafled air;
"and what were the things that pleased
you ao muchT"
Why." replied Mr. Bpooner." as I
pasaed by a pastry ahop thla morning
on my way down I saw a girl eome out
with two cherry plee wrapped up in one
of your works.
' ' Afraid It Would Slip. .
Senator Tillman piloted a constituent
sround ths cspltol building for a while
snd then, having work to do on the
floor, conducted him to the senate gal
lery. . ,
After an hour or so ths visitor ap
proached a gallery doorkeeper and said:
My name la Swate. I am a friend of
Senator Tillman's. He brought me here
and I want to go out and look around
a bit.- I thought I would tell you so
I can get pack in."
"That's all right," said the door
keeper, "but I may not be here when
you return. In, order to prevent any
mistake I will give you the password
so you can get your seat again.'' ,.
- Swate'a eyes rather popped out ' at
thla. "What's thejwordtLhe asked.
"Idiosyncrasy." t ... .
-Whatr r ' , ' .j 1 1 -
"Idlooyncraay?1" " 11 ':T
"I guess I'll stay In," said Swats.
Text for the Occasion. '
From ths Kansas City Star.
Some years ago an Aurora preacher
Inaugurated tbe practice of having the
children quote sorlptural texta as they
dropped their Sunday school pennies In
the contribution box. On the first Sun
day under the new plan a little shaver
earns and said : "The Lord loveth a
cheerful giver." and In dropped his
penny. "Charity shall cover a multi
tude of sins," and in dropped the next
"It is more blessed to give than to re
ceive," quoted the third, and so on. Just
then up walked a little fellow with tho
unmistakable remnants of molasses
candy on his chubby face, end. aa be
dropped his cent, he bawled out: "A
fool and hie money are soon parted.",.
Lot of Straw. ':
A lady and her little daughter were
walking through fashionable quarter
when they-came-to a portion' of the
street strewn with etraw, so as . to
deaden the noise of vehicles paaalng a
certain house. "What'e that for, ma?"
aald the child: to which the mother
replied: ' "The lady who Uvea In that
house, my-dear, has had a little baby
girl sent her." The child thought a mo
ment, looked at the quantity of etraw.
and said: "Awfully well packed, wasn't
she, mat"' . -.,..., ;
Guards Must Not Flirt.
No more may summer girls flirt with
the brave Atlantic City beach guards.
Too many love affairs havs distracted
the red-ahtrted heroes from their dutlee
during the laat few days, snd Mayor
Stoy has directed Beach Physician Back
with to issue orders that hereafter any
love making on the strsnd must cease.
' "What are we to do for amusement
when tbs bathers - don't need to be
rescued?" walled a beach guard. "What
can ws do without the pretty girls? If
wa havs no time for fun with the girls
how can we stand IS hours of duty on
the sund? It la dreadful."
The order was the result of a half
dosen " guarda being caught under the
Boardwalk in bualneas hours, chsttlng
with bewitching girls In summer tog
gery, while other guards lolled on the
beach In tights and red Shirts.
Msyor Stoy Inspected ths besch yes
terday; hence the order.
'It is shameful,"- said ' ths ' mayor,
"the wsy the guards crush the heerta
of the girls. It must stop. ' . Ths girls
must leave the beach guards alone, and
the guarda must watch the beech, not
the eyes of the pretty glrla."
The SO guards were talking of getting
up a "round robin" to have the order
A Toasted Will
A will that was toasted to a brown
crisp in the San Francisco firs, but Is
still legible, waa filed for probate here
today, aaye the San Francisco Chxdnlcle.
It waa locked In a aafe with other
papers. When the safe was opened It
waa found that with care It could be
paated to pieces, of thin paper, and thla
was dona. By holding It to the. light
the tracing of the Ink can be read.The
will la that of Edward P. Harendeen,'
who died in Washington, D. C, on No
vember S, HOI.' It Is offered for pro
bate by Walter O. Tlbbetta. on behalf of
the widow of the deceased, Mra Esther
B. Harendeen. of tbe atate of Maine,
The estate consists of real Property to
Alameda oountft valued, at M,t0.
cf TIMELY TOPICS
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Uruguay haa swallowed Root.
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Will Teddy run again or won't he?
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The Bche creamery will start up to-
'" It's Hill's turn today te buy a rail-
rod' ; ; .
Evan tulllvaffIe or""ryan. Who
lan't? .' i '
. The fishnet stocking doesn't show up
very well. .
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Taking It all around. It's a great big
harvest, after all. ,
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Don't be a' elam unless you can bor
row a pair of wings, .
Heney ought to have been a preacher,
and converted sinner a. ,
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There are too many Sulllvana. sny-
way. Where's John -
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It'e getting so that it'a almost a die-
grace to "belong" to a political party.
There are worse 'Americana than old
Joe Cannon, but he never will be presi
dent :. '.
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Chamberlsla saya ' Turner; Turner
suggests Chamberlain. Gaston and Al-
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lt is getting so thst nobody can be
elected to office who hss any politics.
Good sign. v .
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All you hsve to do to get rich Is. to
tsaue yourself a lot of railroad stock
snd go to Wall street, N. T, .. . , .
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Unless ws esn be guaranteed that It
won't cost over a dollar, all told, we
won't go to that Bryan, reception. 1
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We don't believe that Jim Jef frtee.
who ia coming to "hunt" In Oregon, Is
quite aa great aa Teddy Roosevelt-
there, now! . . - , . , v.y
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We ere very glsd for our part that
the eweet girl graduate Is off on a vaca
tionfar away. Phat'e one reason we
staid In Portland all summer.
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If this Issue of the paper is not up
to the uaual atandard you will know It
ia on account of the absence of the
editor-ln-chlef. Spray ' Courier. How
many subscribers or assistant editors
hae the Courier, ordinarily.
The useful and the beautiful go hand
in hand In Sweden; everything bears the
stamp of the artistic. The central pub-
lie bath In Stockholm la in a park; the
Interior Is decorated In green, the right
shade of -lavender and white; the little
dreealng-rooma ' are daintily furnished;
the ewimmtng pools srs bordered .with
palms and growing plants, jrith a little
island ox mem in me cenwr, ana on im
top floor are two large halls for Indoor
tennis, dancea or other' publlo amuse
ments. . - i
A Little Out
THINGS PRINTED TO RE
-7 Don't You!
From the Atlanta Constitution.
Don't you think that all is up
When the sweetness leavaa the eup;
Peace may greet you after pain
There'll be other eups to drain!
When the bee haa robbed a rose.
To one more the way It knows I
J. L. House in Topeka Kan. 1 Capital.
Our idea of the hardest job Is te be
forced to defend the esar
Having seen the lege of a good many
of the men. we do not believe knee
breeches will ever be popular In this
country, - . ' '
The "squeeieless" waits, reported sn
route soms weeks ago, had not, up to
a late hour last night, reached Topeka.
It may be true - that the office la
chasing Mr. Bryant but it cannot be
dented that Bryan la showing a cour
teous disposition by" walking out to
meet It " ."' ,
More men sre emoking cigarettes
then ever before. The only thing needed
now to make the cigarette universally
popular Is a little more anti-cigarette
legislation. . , ' ,
' Pan's , Fkrt Found. ' ,
Among the Roman antiquities recently
found at Alesla are some thst are very
interesting, ssys London Sketch. -
One of them le a curious instrument
shaped like a spoon at one end and like
a fork at the other, an iron horseshoe,
and, what ia the moat valuable of all,
a really ancient Pan'e pipe. -i
v Thle instrument la msde ef csrvsd
wood, and la pierced with eight holes of
different sises. .The notee can be
sounded and musicians will now be able
to reconetruct the ancient intervals of
This flute, or pipe. Is all the more
valuable as It Is ths only one which hss
eome down to us from antiquity.
Cruel Highwaywomen. -'
Two women robbers "held up" a man
Crenelle the other night and after
stabbing mm rinea nis pocseis ana or
camped. . ...
, Neptler wae walking along the pave
ment when the two woman sprang sud
denly from a dark alley. "Ws srs ths
smssons ef the Crenelle P. they shouted.
"Hand over your watch and purse, or
you are a dead man!" . ,
Neptler was taker!, by surprise end
somewhat dased. t "Now then, hurry up
with the swag." said ths women, snd
they made a threatening move toward
hHe drew back and waa beginning to
remonstrate with them when . they
rushed at him and . stabbed him with
Hs fell senseless snd the women
helped themaelves to hls'wstoh snd a
considerable sum ef money..
Ths wounded man waa taken to the
hospital, where he lice In a critical con
dition. - " '. Y : ,
- Cat Did ta High Altitudes.
r' cats" go mad and die In high alti
tudes. Leadvtlls, Colorado, Is a ctty
over 10,000 feet above sea. level, and
there la not a single cat m the place
that haa been, there more than three
monthe. ' j '
The greater the height above sea level
the greats tne degree of. nervousness
OREOON SIDELIGHTS. V
Big, fins Oregon melons soon.' ' ,
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Many straagers'in Prairie City.
Many Improvements under way te,
Wallowa. .. v-; ) ;...r ... ' '
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' Bet -It will be a big bop crop, spite a
the pessimists. .. .. j i -.
' Lots of men and teama wanted en the '
Portland-Salem railroad. , .
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Never s failure of the peach erop ia
Wilder vllle, Josephine county.
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Independence was without a tows
marshal for two days, and survivsd. .
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Coast line of railroad, all . the way
aiona-. aura If unt thi. ..a
In the near future. - ' ' ' '
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Prairie Oty Miner: " " In laat week' '
Miner there was a local stating that
Miner, however, waa misinformed, and
Mrs. Fiak haa not the fever. - ,
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Drain Nonparlel: Must we welt till '
hard timea.. when men will be willing '.
to work, in order to get the labor neces
sary to build our railroads and hsrvest . .
our crops-and get our; logs out of the.
woods and load our vesaeis and- cars?
It would seem so. , s -
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Burns Ttmea-IIerald: ' ., When ; new
ground will raise 10 bushels of whest
to the acre, end alfalfa make three tons
on new soil without Irrigation, it eer
talnly looks Ilka we might be a farm
ing section. That has been done this ,
season snd stilt we have knockers,
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D. I. Stone Is at work on ths new road
to Lost lake, snd If everything goes -right
will havs. It completed thle fall
ao that teama can drive direct te the
lake. . Thla - will be one of the beet
thlnge for Hood River that haa been ac- .,
compltahed for years. There ta no bet- . .
ter place to spend an outing In Oregoe
than at Lost lake, aaye the Hood River.'
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Helix Herald: 'Ben Stanton had quite
a serious runaway . with his combined 1
harvester team Saturday, afternoon Just
aa ha was about te unhitch. The team
ran until they plied the machine up In
a ditch without Injury to man or horse,
but the machine waa quite badly dam
aged. It will be necessary to send te
Stockton. Calirornls, after some or the
repalre. . -: r .
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Huntington Herald: The two motor
cara that ran Into the city some months I
ago on a trial trip from tbe east 'snd
broke down at this place msde the re
turn trip from Portland to Huntington
Monday without a mishap. The run
now being made Is entirely sn experl
mental.one end if it proves successful
thqy will be put In operation on the
branch lines of the Oregon Short Line
and the O. R. A N. We understand that
one la to be put on the run between hero
and Vale and also between Boise and
Nam pa. . . ".. ',-., , ..,-' ', .
of tie Common
AD WHILE ; YOU "WATTY
. What' Man Is. "
We quote these Items from the obitu
ary department ef 'The Gold Coast
. "We report with deep regret the death
of old Madame Afraramah of Low Town,
which, took place on the evening of the
Sth Inst. She wss burled next dsy with
the amateur brass band."
"One of the most pathetlo Incidents
which closed the week waa the sudden
death of Madame Tarwah, which took
place) on Saturday, the lth. lt le said
that the deoeaaed, while sitting down,
preparing fufu. had a fit and died. Thla
Is Indeed a curious svent. Surely men
Is but a toy. Her remains were Interred
on Sunday, the 17th Inst."
Oklahoma la a territory of the United
States formed In 1IS0 from the western
part of Indian. Territory and the publlo
land atrip, or No Man e Land, a atrip
17 Vj mUes long and 14 Vj mllea wide,
lying north ef Texas snd west of long.
100 degreea. Oklahoma la bounded on
the north bv Kanaas and Colorado, eaat
by Indian Territory. south by Texsa,
snd west by Texas and New Mexico.
Its area ia SS.OtO squsre mllea. Popula
tion In lsto was 11. (14; In loa. tst.m.
The cspltsl Is Guthrie. , - '
The people who tell their troubles srs
never gifted with s sense of humor.
New Tork Times. - ' , ?
It Is not fair to blame all. ths Idiocies
of life en college education. New Tork
Too many people talk in one direction
end. set In another. Chicago News.
Many a man would rather be right
than be president, but It Is quite possi
ble to be neither. New York Times. : ,
. Some people sre too busy being good .
to be kind. Llpplncott's Msgaslne.
both in people end the numb animals.
Even In Denver, which Is only half as
high ss Leadvllle, rata are high strung
snd flighty, given to sudden fits of '
arching their backs and growling St
nothing. But they do not go mad In
Denver with the same unanimity that
they do in Leadvllle. In the latter place
rate seem to he more than usually
drowsy when they are first brought
there end spend nearly every hour of
the S4 In sleep. Thla condition wilt last ,
a week or two and is succeeded by a "
state of ordinary well being, which ter
minates at a greater or less Interval of
time by their suddenly having a violent .
fit which In a human being would be
called hysterics. These fits sre re
peated with continually Increasing fre
quency until one more violent than any 1
of ite predeceeaora carries the cat off.
Even kittens born In high altltudea
never seem to get accustomed; to them
and Invariably go the way of their
parents. : 1 !."'
". Having Good Timt. ,
- Laksvlew Herald: Charles Sherlock
came In from the Mud creek camp Sun
Amw , VT- aava that tha eonla at the 1
much, the fishing Is excellent, the moS- w
qultoes do not bother, snd st night they
build great bonnrtfl Snd alt around and
tall ghost stories rf the "aquMlcum
squees 'at swallows thetrselves snd the
wunks 'st live la ths, hole - la the
ground,' , y ' ., .