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That there should one man
die ignorant who had a ca
pacity for knowledge, this I
call a tragedy, were it to hap
pen more than 20 times in the
minute, as by some computa
tions it does. Car lyle.
THE RACE PROBLEM.
INSTEAD of "breathing oat
threatenings and slaughter"
against the colored people of the
south, because of the dastardly and
exasperating deeds of a few of them,
rhite men of large influence in that
part of the country should address
themselves to some more rational so
lution of the problem that confronts
them than lynching or other violence,
Or the extirpation or expatriation of
the negro race. Lynching in certain
cases might receive less condemnation
if negroes were lynched only for as
saults on white women and if only
the real and certainly proven culprits
avere lynched. But lynching of ne
groes for other crimes, and mob mur
der of negroes innocent of any crime,
as if they were no more or better
than wild beasts, has become 'fre
quent, and this vice, like all others,
grows by indulgence. The rabid ut
terances of .many southern news
papers, and oBnarfy public men, like
Governor Vardaman of Mississippi
and Senator Tillman of South Caro
lina, have encouraged the spirit of
snob violence, and prompted lynching
and other forms of murder and arson,
ssntil these crimes have become so
eommon that but little excuse is re
quired for their commission, espec
ially by young men and boys.
If the whites thus disregard law
and human life, how can they expect
a race of people with less intelligence
and less power of restraint over an
imal passions to refrain from criminal
acts? In many cases, we must admit,
the provocation is very great; we sup
pose northern people under like cir
tnmstances would act in the same
,way; but the problem is not to be
solved by indiscriminate slaughter of
the blacks, nor even by lynching only
the guilty ones. And the proposal or
suggestion of violent extermination of
the negroes is neither statesmanlike
nor philosophic. If our "boasted civ
ilization offers no other remedy, it
tnust be very much overrated.
The negroes are in the country. It
Is not their fanlt that they are here.
Under the law they are citizens, with
equal rights and privileges with white
people. If it be necessary to nullify
the law as to negro suffrage in the
south, wholesale murder of people on
account of their color is a different
matter, and every possible effort
should be made by the responsible
white people of the south to suppress
these outbreaks of mob violence. The
editors and preachers and public men
of the south, instead of fomenting
and applauding such sctions, should
cooperate to suppress them, and to go
bout the easing of their 'black man's
burden in some more civilized way
It is not an easy task, we fully under
i Stsad, but the extermination or
wholesale slaughter of the negro race
in America because of the crimes of a
comparatively few of them is a rem
edy that every gnnrl citizen must op
pose. 8ENATOR HEDGES.
"THE Salem Statesman says:
"Senator Hedges, the Derao
! crstic senator from Clackamas
county, by the bluff and bluster with
which he has advertised himself as
returning a railroad pass, has written
himself down a much smaller man
than we had estimated him. Men
with big grafts to promote will now
be looking for Mr. Hedges."
We never read or heard of Mr
Hedges msking any "bluff or blus
ter." . Hejreturned the pass and gave
hit reasons, which were good ones.
It would be well if every member of
the legislature would imitate his ex
aanple. The people need some legis
lation affecting the railroads next
winter, and while they wish the rail
road to be dealt with fairly they
want the people s interests to be psr-
and a pass in a legislator
as a an be, or aa influence in
favor of the railroad and against the
people when their interest conflict.
In belittling and deriding Senator
Hedges and attributing base motives
to him, the editor of the Statesman
virtually assumes that sincere and
conscientious honesty in a legislator
is an impossibility, and that any one
who doesn't acknowledge himself a
rogue is a hypocrite.
N EXPLANATION of its oppo
sition to Hearst the Rochester
Herald says that henceforth it
ill pursue its course independent of
every party connection. It will ac
knowledge no allegiance to parties or
partisans. It will choose for itself
such candidates, platforms, principles
and policies as commend themselves
to its sense of fitness and right; and
these the Herald will support frankly
and fearlessly. It will have no preju
dices for or against Democrats, Re
publicans or third-party men, as par
tisans; but will treat them in the light
of their individual deserts and their
claim to public confidence and sup
port." A good many American papers that
were formerly "organs" have made or
will make the same resolution. A
newspaper that always approves
everything a party does or says and
every candidate it puts forth, snd in
variably condemns the other party
and all its movements, declarations
and candidates, is not entitled to pub
lic esteem or support
Labor Commissioner Hoff msy
have performed his other duties well,
but his estimate of the population of
Oregon is not, we think, to be very
implicitly relied upon. It may be
somewhere near the right figures ss
to some other counties, but he has
certainly underestimated Multnomah
county, which he credits with 129,-
116 people. His estimate is based,
we suppose, on last year's school cen
sus, which hss been increased a good
deal in the past year, and his multi
plier seems to need enlarging a little.
It is certain that Portland alone has
more people than Mr. Hoff gives
The Pendleton Tribune says The
Journal does not like the president's
Harrisburg speech. Oh, yes, it was a
very good speech, but it left s good
many things that seemed timely un
said. What a fine opportunity, for
instance, to have roasted the grafters,
boodlers and ballot-box stuffers that
have held sway in Pennsylvania for
the last half s century nearly, a very
small item of their work being the
very capitol that was being dedicated,
which cost $13,000,000 instead of the
$4,000,000 estimated snd sppropriated.
The president is sound and strong in
The lawyer who brought proceed
ings to have his wife enjoined frotns?m"nUl1pu'po"e';
beating him gives fine evidence of the
uses of a legal education. The lay
man would have borne the daily chas
tisement with such meekness ss prov
idence had implanted in his man's
heart, and when forbearance hsd
ceased to be s virtue, would hsve
slipped away to some desolate spot
there to bathe his wounds in the heal
ing balm of his self-respect But
maybe, the lawyer brought the in
junction proceedings for practice.
Several Oregon Republican papers
have joined in censuring Senator
Hedges and impugning his motives in
returning his pass, assuming that a
member of the legislature could not
do so with conscientious sincerity and
from principle. Perhaps they might
not have jumped to this conclusion so
deftly if Mr. Hedges had been a Re-
To make a long rua over the rocky
road to the Massachusetts governor
ship, W. L. Douglas is better
equipped than any man in the state.
And yet .he would have no "walk
Jult as soon as Seattle raises that
contribution for the San Francisco
sufferers, we may expect something
interesting in the way of s cash offer
for the deciding game of the baseball
What is the railroads' object in is
suing passes to legislators and other
officials? And if the railroads did not
find it profitable to do so, would they
be thus giving passes away?
When employers and employes can
not agree, they should submit their
differences to arbitration, rather than
inflict serious injury upon the public.
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The Oregonian incidentally men
tions "the growth of the city in the
past year," but this was perhaps an
If the rivsl candidates for the hon
orable position of governor of the
Empire state do not dsm the bitter
flow of their denunciatory eloquence
A Little Out of the Common
THINGS PRINTED TO READ" WHILE YOU WAIT.
The Youngest Voluntser.
The officials of tha pension office
think they have discovered In Lye ton
D. Howe of Btreator Illinois, the young
at volunteer of the civil war. IDs eq
uated in 1SS1, when only 10 years and
9 months old. and served ' for four
months, when he was discharged on ac
count of his youth. He enlisted again
In 18S2 when 11 years and 5 months old.
and served until the end of the war.
The record was brousht out In connec
tion frith an application for Increased
pension, which was granted. Tb first
service was In the Fifteenth and the
second in the Fifty-fifth Illinois volun
When the King Rides.
One of the most luxurious railway
coaches ever built has Just been com
pleted In France for King George of
Greece. It Is 45 feet Ions;, and consists
of two bedrooms, with druse trig: and
bathrooms, a study lined with book
shelves, a magnificent drawing-room
and a dining-room In which 10 people
can alt down to dinner. The rooms are
hung with silk tapestry and the furni
ture is of mahogany and oak.
Tb Old Barber Pole.
The barber's sign was a striped pole
a far back as 150, the stripes around
the pel being symbols of the bandages
used In wrapping the armor part from
which the blood was to be let.
By Barry Cornwall.
It nasi a scent aa though love, for Its
Had on It all Its odorous arrows tost;
For, though the rose has more perfum
The violet (haply cans 't la almost
And takes as so much trouble to dtsv
Stands first with most and always
with a lever.
October 13 in History.
1777 Kingston, New York, burned by
1815 Napoleon i Bonaparte landed at
St. Helena to begin his exile.
1881 Anderson, an -ngllsh vocalist
driven from the stage of the Park
theatre New York, for disrespectful re
marks concerning the United States.
1S72 Archbishop .Bailey installed aa
primate of the Catholic church in the
1(81 Arrest of Charles Stewart Far-
against each other, they msy say
something that will be considered de
famatory. They have long passed
the fishwife stage, and are danger
ously near the Tillmanesque.
Baptised on Hilltop.
' A remarkable christening has recently
taken plaee In a remote part of Derby
shire. Hai-borough Hill, in ths western
portion of the country, said to have been
a haunt of tha Druids, and apparently
used both for worship and ss a place of
burial, says the Sheffield Telegraph.
Some year ago a number of human
skulls, which had been compactly burled
there In some distant century, were un
earthed at the summit of thia lofty
ridge, which command a vie over six
eountlea. terminating in th peak of
Snowdea. the latter being easily visible
en a clear lay.
The hill bristles with fantastle dolo
mite crag, some of which were. It Is
BUDDOsed. shaped by ths Druids for
carved Into a capacious chair; another
rock, with a flat top, appears to have
been used ss aa altar, and an adjacent
monolith. In which a semicircular bowl
has been acooped, look Ilk a rude
It was with water from this ancient
rook bowl that the child the daughter
of a farmer in the district was lately
christened. The little girl, three months
old, was carried up to this wild, bleak
spot, accompanied by numerous rela
tives. Including, of course, the neces
sary godfather and godmother, and
there, with the wind howling among ths
crags, baptism was administered by a
Widows exist In all countries, thus
counterbalancing th matrimonial deca
dence which might otherwise result
from timid men. Widows are clinging
by temperament and attach themselves
readily to any object that can't neip
Itself, ssvs Life.
It Is generally considered unlucky to
meet a widow on a dark ptassa by the
light of the moon. In many countries
to be kissed by a widow means endless
Widow are frequently sooorapanled
by children who number Is constantly
liable te in areas They roam at large
over the principal sections, snd no man
1 safe when they are near.
All the perfect men now dead have
married widows, thus forming a contin
uous contrast to th miserable speci
mens who still live.
It has been said "beware of widow."
But this I unnecessary. For no man
can really help himself.
French Spelling Reform.
It look a if spelling reform were
really arriving. Franca proposes to
make certain changes compulsory In all
Ita schools. Ttfue "s" is to be substi
tuted for 'V la plurals '"ohevaus"
for "chsvsux." Th "h" I to be dropped
in certain word, giving us "retorlque"
and "teetre." And the French hen will
henceforth do Its clucking over aa "euf."
With n Anglo-French exhibition Im
pending, these decrees cannot fait to
strengthen ths hands of English spell
ing reformers. Bbt though the spelling
of school can be dictated by a govern
ment, that of author cannot, and a
conflict of usage would be disastrous.
It I fortunate, perhaps, that France
has provided tie with the opportunity
to watch eueh a struggle.
From the New York Tribune.
A Philadelphia minister told thle
story of th conversation to a religious
life of a worldly woman: "t used to
be," said aha, "foolish and vain. World
ly pleasures and fashion were my only
thought. I wss desperately fond of
silks, jewelry, ribbons, lac, automo
blllng. etc. Rut my friends, I soon
found that these worldly things wsr
dragging me down to perdition. Be I
gave them all to my dear mother Inlaw.-
1884 Adoption at the meridian of
188 Powers refused to permit Tur
key to maintain garrison at Crete.
1888 Public reception la Boston In
honor of Admiral Dewey.
1808 Sir Henry Irving died. Born
February 8, 1888.
Mason and Dixon's Line.
The boundary line between tb state
of Pennsylvania and the states of Mary
land and Virginia was placed by Charles
Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. English
mathematician and surveyors employed
for the purpose, between 17(1 and 17(7.
In tb congressional debates on slavery
before the admission of Missouri, John
Randolph used 'the words "Mason and
Dixon line" as figurative of the geo
graphical division between the two sys
tem of labor, tb free and the then
slave states. The press and the poli
ticians took up tn phrase and In that
connection it was used until tb abolition
James H. Stoddarfs Birthday.
James H. B tod dart, the veteran actor
whose professional career was brought
to a close last year while he was play
ing In hi familiar part In "The Bon
nie Briar Bush," was born In Glasgow,
October II, 1827. He cam to New
York In 1884, sad for four seasons
played in Wallaok's company. He first
came conspicuously before the New
York public In Boucicault' drama, "The
Long Strike." in watch be was featured.
In bis early career Mr. Stoddart played
with John Gilbert Joseph Jefferson, EL
L. Davenport, Lsatsr Wallace, Rose
Bytlnge, Charles Thorns snd other
famous players of their day. When A
M. Palmer took the Madison Square
Theatre Mr. Stoddart Joined him and
remained under his management 88
years. In that period he toured the
country as far aa the Pacific coast IS
No man can hope to ehine in society
unless, he can say nothing and make it
sound interesting. New York Times.
What a widow misses most is the
argument ah eaa't cry over any
longer. New York Press.
The women who claim to be ss young
as they feel, don't look it. New Tors
Unless you have money to burn, don't
try to keep the pot boiling In a poker
game. Chicago News.
A man would havs to have a lot of
money to feel there was any that could
be spared for people who haven't any.
New York Press.
By Johnston McCulley.
Henrietta Crosman baa a happy fac
ulty of passing from anger to smiles
In th flash of an eye; Mary Mannerlng
has a way of throwing her soul In her
eyes when a change of mood occurs
jane uorcoran nas Doth way and lm
prove a little on them.
Last night , Miss Corcoran opened an
engagement of three nights st th
Hetllg theatre in "The "freedom of Su
zanne." She took the play, which Is
ordinary and almost mediocre, and
braced it up with the rest of the com
pany catching th enthusiasm from her,
until she dished it out to us in almost
Ideal style, and sent u horn with
mile upon our faces snd Ilttl word
of thankfulness bubbling up to our Hps.
It sppears that Jan Corcoran ha
broken the Helllg hoodoo. Everything
was as it should be Isst night. Tb
house was small, too smalt to greet euch
a worthy star. But tbs curtain rose on
time, something It has not dons hereto
fore this season. 1 The member of th
company dashed Into their work Imme
diately and from th start until ths
finish there was a session of hsppy
comedy not overdone, but lust pleasant
ly ana evenly delivered over the foot
lights. "The Freedom of Susanna" I th
tory of a wllfull young wlfs who be
lieve she hasn't enough liberty, snd
In sn effort to escape ths tiresome per
secution of a mother-in-law and the re
straint put upon her by a conventional
husband, deliberately compromises her
self in an effort to Induce her husband
to sua for divorce. When he refuse to
do so, ah does, and get a temporary
decree on ground of cruelty after se
curing a witness In a highly pleasing
Pending the absolute decree Susanna
and her husband meet and fall In love
with each other again. He works upon
her jealously Until, thinking he ha gone
to nis apartment with another woman,
be follow In a motor-ear and through
S heavy storm. Disgusted with the too
ardent attentions of numerous admirers
and heartbroken at what she suppose
is her husband's intrigue, she vlelts her
husband's apartments, and, after a cn
that savors eome of Balsao In hie moat
interesting moods, admits her love for
the msn whose name she bears, and all
thought of absoluts divorce Is lest In
ma play is English and therefore a
little alow. In the hands of a less oa na
me actress it would undoubtedly be a
failure. But In th hand of Jan Cor
coran It become a delicate bit of mim
icry that is worth the seeing. Mice
Corcoran baa Improved wonderfully
since her last visit here in France
Ay mar Mathews' play, "Pretty Peggy
Jamea M. Brophy did excellent work
a the husband. He is a finished actor.
Pauline Duffleld was srtlstlc In a double
role, each half of whrleh depicted an
eccentrlo old woman. The other of th
company are capable people. Miss Cor
coran la playing "A Doll's House" thle
afternoon, and will give The Freedom
of Susanna tonight and tomorrow night
An Artist at Safs-Bresking.
"Mllner James was tb moat artistic
afe-breakr In th business." said Le
eoq, th detective. "He Is dead now
He opened In bis time over 700 safes
without tools or gunpowder solely by
working out the combination with hie
delicate and patient fingers.
" 'It took ms s year,' he onoe said,
to learn th trick of picking ieaihles
tlon. I studied sll ths locks there
were, end I had three safes of differ
ent make to practice on. Th ear is
ths most important factor In my meth
od, and it must ks held tight against the
safe door on a lino with ths tumblers.
Wben th knob of the lock Is turned
lowly and one of the tumblers roaehoe
the notch corresponding te the first
number of the combination, ths tumbler
will fall with a little click, care must
be taken net to displace thle tumbler.
You keep on trying the knob back and
forth gently till each of th tumbler
drop.' Then th door opens. Hardly on
msn in a thousand has aa ear delicate
enough for thia work, and to be a suc
cess t it you've get te giv up tissar
and alcohol' "
From Louis F. Post's The Public.
In the whole history of American
polltlesMt would be probably impossible
to parallel th case of William Randolph
Hearst As candidate for governor of
New York. Self-sought snd self-secured,
his nomination I th higheat sort
of tribute to his political acumen and
If any other man tn the United States
court! have accomplished a result so
improbable when undertaken, he is not
yet known to political fame. And not
only was the achievement Improbable,
but the method by- which it was accom
plished would have been described three
months before ss altogether Impractica
ble. There are many difficulties la th
way of a choice, to man who see In Mr.
Hughes at the beat a stalking horse
for plutocracy, yet recognise In Hr.
Hearst a political self-seeker who,
though he often leada good causes, sal.
dom if ever prefer his cause to him
If. The weakness of Mr. Hearst In this
respect must be conceded. He ha don
work and good work for causes in
which we are all Interested. Without
his sld ths municipal ownership move
ment in Chicago, for Instance, would
have been killed off long' ago.
But It has become notorious that ha
never works faithfully for a cause,
whether philanthropic or political, un
less hi own portrait I stamped upon
it Whatever tenda to promote his own
ambitions he helps;, but whatever prom
isee no reward of that kind he is apt
to wither with neglect or to kill by
direct attack. If he wants a man, be
reaches out for him and puts hits Into
his pocket ir the msn consent; if he
man doe not consent, he knock him
out of th wsy snd goe on to tb next
one he wanta.
Whan JanVes a. Megulre was ths
Democratic candidate for governor ot
California, Mr. Hearst compassed his
defeat because he could not use him for
personal purposes. He did th same
thing and for the same reason with
Franklin K. Lens when Mr. Lane was
ths Democratic candidate for governor
of California. Yet both Mr. Magulre
and Mr. Lane stood for -the seme OS uses
for which Mr. Hearst -professed to
In New York, after vigorously pro
moting the organisation of the labor
movement in local politics, which had
Henry George for its standard bearer as
candidate for mayor, the Hearst papers
abandoned the movement at the point
of Ita highest effectiveness. Going over
to the support of Tammany hall In that
contest, theae paper made a virulent on
slaught upon Mr. George for no other
apparent reason than that Mr. George's
popularity might cross th path of Hr.
Hearst's political ambitions.
s . ,
In Chicago hi help In the election of
Mayor Dunne in th municipal owner
ship campaign was Indispensable and
generously and effectively given; but
since Mayor Dunne's refusal to be a
Hearst bond-servant in politic and offi
cial administration, though he has rec
ognised Hr. Hearst's reasonable claims,
perhaps too generously. Hr. Hearst's
newspaper have been silent when their
help wss most needed and obstructive
when opportunity offered; sad this te
the extent even of. Jeopardising ths mu
nicipal ownership policy.
Ambitious of the presidency, Hr.
Hearst haa displayed the narrowest of
dispositions toward men whom he -has
thought of as competitors. When Tom
L Johnson a candidate for governor
of Ohio was fighting In that state the
same predatory Interest which he him
self professes to be fighting In New
York, hie papers were silent lest per-
dventur Johnson might cross his pres
idential path. When Bryan wss given a
farewell reception at Chicago a year
ago, the Hearst papers were short of
spao for reporting the event; and tbls
ws true also of his San Francisco paper
with reierence to Bryan farewell re
ception there. As Hr. Bryan's name
speeches and doing ar liberally enough
reported m the general press, neither h
nor his- friends have any necessity for
complaining of the Hearst paper. But
King Leopold of Belgium, Who Controls the Rubber Product of Africa, Is
Ryan to Form a Gigsntic Trust, Which Is to Command the Entire
- Cable Dispatch.
tf TIMELY TOPICS
What Is the matter? Holiday maga
sines not 'but yet.
' General Funston s stay la Cuba was
nearly as short as himself.
1 , -
By th wsy, Isn't any offense pun Un
able by law .a "statutory" one?
The road la open to Artsona for any
one who doesn't like the Oregon sutumn
The usual Thanksgiving proclama
tions will be Issued, regardless of elec-
I tlon results.
If Jefferson and Lincoln could return,
they would no doubt repudiate a good
many of their professed disciples,
A girl who becomes very much Inter
ested in the mall is usually so because
Che Is particularly Interested la some
Hearst Is running a free vaudeville
ehow all over New York etau, In an
ffort to' Indue people to laugh with
instead of at him.
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If the Republican party 1 such a fine
reformer it Is straaa that after It has
been In power so song there wss need
OS so much reform.
The mystery deepens why sny woman
should have wanted to wed widower
Piatt Atlanta journal. Ton silly;
wasn't ha old, shaky, and rlcht
Campaign spouters get sore throats
and loss their voices on account of talk
ing so much; not aa might be supposed.
on account of what they eay.
e e . )'
Mrs. Piatt may beat the aid men with
fist or weapons, snd may beat htm
out of his money, but she can't beat
him out or his sest In the senate.
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Aa Illinois negro hee been eenteneed
to 88 years' Imprisonment. He not only
had killed a man. but was president ef
a Democratic club. How he escaped
lynching. I not explained.
A Kansas paper pleads for votes for
the Democratic candidate for governor
because ho recently lost his farm. But
It is not clear, without explanation, that
this Is any recommendation. Maybe he
loot it betting on the ponies.
. . svi&siN
Senator Depew haa ventured Into view
again at last sufficiently to attend s
meeting of railroad directors, snd hs Is
feeling so much better that he may
visit ths senate occasionally next win
ter, but It le of no consequence whether
he doe or not. His resignation Is all
that would be of any public Interest.
A Belllnghsm salvation doctor says
that, ahavlng and hair-cutting are fatal
sins or mistakes, thst hair is a medium
for the entrance of the holy spirit, and
barbers ere Instruments of th devil.
After seeing ome hobos, and consider
ing that women havs so hair on their
fa ass, ws cannot fully indorse the crasy
the fact that these papers are studiously
silent or curt about Bryan discloses an
Interesting sngle in Hr. Hearst's dispo
sition toward public men of his own
psrty snd leaders In his own avowed
causes, whom bs regards as political
And ss he has no compunction about
pushing aside men of Importance Who
stand for causae for which he also pro
fesses to stand, but who refuse to enter
his personal aervioe or who seem to be
tn hie way. neither haa he any deUesey
about bargaining for personal ends with
corrupt politicians who resist the causes
he advocates but for ends of their own
are- willing to promote hie personal am
MONOPOLY LODGE TAKES IN A ROYAL
Ths oeuntry around Yonoalla Is be
coming s fins fruit district
Lot of good spplss sround Hyrtl
Creek, mostly free from worms.
Threshing of ths best crop ever raised
in Wallowa county ended Isst week.
Bight students from Salt lake are
attending the Weston normal school.
A band of elk recently got into a gar
den st Yachat and at up all tb truck
Several John Day farmers hare
bought gasoline engine for Irrigation
Grain yield Is Isss than last year in
Wallowa county because so many far
mers are planting alfalfa,
"J yrt.hfv' ' ' '
Central Point, asserts ths Hsrsld. Is
ths beet town In the best valley of the
beet state of ths beet country on earth;
A Umatilla oounty sheep company
shipped 2,(00 ewes to Ohio last week. It
hss sold (,000. Iambs recently In Colo
An Athena farmer named Bell runs
up a wheat crop of 80,000 bushels
which sold at th right time for 88
cents a bushel.
A Free water man raised (0 tons of
prune worth 18(0, off four seres, snd
also cut IS ton of alfalfa off th aame
land, says the Times.
Out of six democratic lawyers la
Union county five wanted to be ap
pointed circuit judge. Maybe the office
should seek ths other on.
Th country around aad near Hunt
ington 1 on th Verge of a mining boom
that will surprise the natives, say th
Herald. Lota of gold, silver and cop
per within eight mile.
Dayton Opt Imlat: Louis Hadley made
8111.48 In 88 days picking hops,
over te per dsy. He picked over 8,100
pounds in -three days. His biggest day's
work was 71S pounds In nine hours, snd
he picked clean hope, too.
A Tillamook ex-reverend, who de
clares against women having anything
to say In church, also ssys: "It took
ms three weeks In s lunatic asylum to
corns to repentance and to conclude that
the popular preacher I a confounded
humtrug It seems that he either
stayed In the asylum too long, or sis
not long enough.
Of a "show" that struck Yonoalln
last weak ths Courier ssys: There wss
lust about as much music In their
singing ss one would expect to hear in
a duet by a bullfrog and a jackass.
That dancing. Just imagine an old
hasel splitter" sow and a Cotswoid
ram trying to do ths two-step The
town needs a "firs" department when
such people etrtka th place.
Two years ago. for Instance, he wss
In political partnership with Roger C.
Sullivan for Hearst delegates from I11U
note to the national convention, and less
hs might lose hi delegates he wss con
tent to let SulUvsn disgrace the psrty
with mob domination and gavel rata.
And at the present moment he Is appar
ently committed in New York by bar
gala with Tammany hall, which he
stood ready to fight If It had denied
him Ita support to restore that office
brokerage association to political life
In ths local politics of Manhattan.
In the oireumatnaces it Is no won
der that many men who believe In the
things for which Hr. Hearst professes
to stsnd hesitate to aapport him at the
MT Own Kin 1
in Negotiation With Thomas V,
Rubber Interests of the World.