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PEN ITE NTI A RY JUTE MILL.
A STRONG and Tery likely a
sucessful effort will be made
next winter in the legislature
to pass a law for establishing a jute
mill in the state penitentiary. The
stockmen, at least the sheepmen, have
declared in favor of it; the farmers,
especially the wheat growers, demand
it;, worfcingmen will probably approve
of it, because a jute mill would pro
vide convicts with non-competitive
labor; and people generally, aside
from the increased burden of taxation,
regard it aa a good proposition
All people agree that the convicts
must be employed somehow, and
most people agree that their labor
ahould compete with fref labor as lit
tle as possible. How they shall be
employed is always a problem. The
penitentiary foundry was never an en-
tirely satisfactory solution of it. A
jute mill may be more so. This is for
the members of the legislature to de
termine, and whether its large cost
would surely be a good investment.
It is estimated that a jute plant
would cost (350,000, would employ 300
prisoners the year round, and could
manufacture grain baga at a cost of
5 or 6 cents, and other articles of
which jute is the principal substance
in like proportion of present cost. If
this estimate be correct the jute plant
would certainly be a great benefit to
farmers, and it could be made a bene
fit to all other taxpayers also by fix
ing the price of its products some
what above cost, so that through it
the penitentiary could be made self
sustaining. Care would hare to be exercised
in providing how the products should
be handled for distribution, so that
speculative middlemen would not reap
the principal part of the benefits. The
experience of the jute mill in the
Washington state penitentiary at
Walla Walla, and others, should be
studied, so that their mistakes could
Not many more important measures
will be up for consideration by the
legislature next winter than this jute
mill proposition, and it is to be hoped
that the members wifl have informed
themselves and considered the matter
A PROSPERITY PLEA.
MR. VIRGIL KLINE, attorney
for the Standard Oil com
pany, like the spokesmen of
flie party with which Standard Oil
and other trusts are allied, holds up a
picture of prosperity, and asks, in
substance: "What more do you
want?" The country, Mr. Kline says,
has never been so prosperous as dur
ing the existence of the Standard Oil
trust. He does not go to the extent
of saying that Standard Oil has really
caused prosperity, as the Republican
spokesmen say that protection caused
it, but he argues, at least inferentially,
that since the country is prosperous
it has no right or reason to complain
of Standard Oil, however much that
corporation may have violated laws
and robbed the public. His theory is
that if the public is'pretty well off it
should not interest itself to interfere
with corporations and combines that
even if they amass astonishing
amounts of plunder unlawfully yet
leave the people enough
to get along
However strongly this argument
may appeal to a judge, the general
public will not be inclined to regard it
with favor. If there is so much pros
perity, it will be answered, it ought to
be distributed more evenly. At lesst
very rich trust should not be per
mitted wantonly and persistently to
violate the laws in order that its pros
perity may increase far out of pro
portion to the increase of prosperity
among the common people.
Furthermore, there are many who
have some doubt as to the genuine
ness of this boasted prosperity, or at
least Its alleged volume and value.
It it true that all wage earners can
now obtain steady employment at
what teems food wages, and that is
a goodleal, but on the other hand it
is observed that while wages have in
creased somewhat the coat of living
has increased more, so that a dollari
will now buy lest of the necessaries
of life than it would during the "hard
times." The working man who had a
steady, sure job then wat better off
than he ia now. So that this wonder
ful, tremendous prosperity has not
been properly distributed all around.
Somehow the "square deal" hat no
application to it. The Standard Oil
is very prosperous, no doubt; it is
pocketing some hundreds of millions
of dollars a year profits, while the
great army of common toilers are ac
tually worse off than those were who
had steady jobs during that awful
Grover Cleveland time. This teems
to be not exactly a general but very
much of a one-sided prosperity.
Of course this question of prosper
ity hat nothing to do with the fact as
to whether the Standard Oil violated
the law or not, but since Mr. Kline
pleads prosperity in his argument we
suppose he must do so as a defense,
and if it is"to be considered a defense
it becomes pertinent' to look into the
"CLASSES" OF VOTERS.
liUCAL contemporary says:
"Of course the business and
property clastet of New
York are not with Heartt But theae
are not a majority of votere, and it re
mains to be teen whether they can
pertuade a majority to turn Heartt
down." If it be of any interest to
nnderttand thit ttatement, a definition
or deacription of "business and prop
erty classes" it necettary. We al
ways supposed that "the business and
property classes" were in the ma
jority in New York, and in the other
states. If they only include people
classed as capitalists, owners of large
propertiea, employers of great num
bers of laborers, members of corpora
tion!, etc., then the ttatement ia
doubtlett correct; tuch voters are in a
minority. But among these "classes"
we would indude .the farmers, the
workingmen with hornet of their own,
mechanics. . email -tradesmen- and
householders generally; and these
would surely make up a large ma
jority. It is intimated in one breath that
only the rabble, the tcum, the densely
ignorant and the especially depraved
will vote for Heartt, and in the next
that he may be elected. But this can
not be so. Either he will be defeated
by an unparalleled majority or a great
many voters of some property, doing
some business, and of average intel
ligence will vote for him.
It may readily be imagined that a
good many voters on reading the de
nunciations of Hearst will reflect on
what the Republican party of New
York has done and failed to do, on the
disgrace to which the ttate it sub
jected in consequence of itt United
States senators, and on the truths that
Hearat, whatever hit pertonal char
acter, tells, and will be inclined to give
him a trial rather than trust any
longer to the absolute domination of
the iniquitout "interests."
This Hesrttward tendency ' wat
checked, and the tide of popular re
volt in tome rheasure turned back, by
the nomination of Hughea, who
bobbed up into prominence oppor
tunely. His conduct of the insurance
investigation will gain him a great
number of votet that with some other
Republican candidate would have
gone to Hearat. It it no new thing
for the Republican party to be thua
apparently the beneficiary of provi
If 1,400,000 votes should be catt in
New York, and all the votet of "the
butinett and property clattes" should
be catt for Hughes, he would certain
ly have more than 1,000,000 of them
and would beat Heartt by at least
600,000. But we have not read of any
forecast as one-tided at thit yet
Red ink will be an awful dote for
the Oregonian to take, but it will have
to come -to it It had better not put
off taking it, for it needt the tonic;
needs itt invigorating effect upon itt
circulation; needs to further imitate
The Journal in method and feature,
which it the tincerest form of flattery.
The Journal will continue to set-the
That Ohio jury, in finding Standard
Oil guilty of crimes against trade, taid
thingt about John D. Rockefeller that
Lno gentleman can stand. Mr. Rocke
feller, we confidently expect, will give
expression to a very natural resent
ment by taking an early ship for
The bank clearings in Portland for
the past week were over 42 per cent
greater than for the corresponding
week in 1905. It takes real prosperity
to make a record tuch at that while a
most disastrous strike threatent to
paralyse our shipping bttsinett.
Governor Vardeman of Mississippi
wants the fifteenth amendment to the
constitution repealed, and the negroes
A Little Out
THINGS PRINTED TO
Some Great Canals.
The Brie canal is the longest canal In
tha United States, having a length of
3S7 miles. 'It waa completed tn IMS.
and cost IB2.640.t0t. The Ohio canal
la .m mtlea long, and coat I4.6W.I04
The. longest foreign ship canal la the
Rues, between the Mediterranean and
Red seas, which la 90 miles In length
and cost 1100.000.000. '
First Prayer in Congreas.
The first prayer In congress was made
In 1777 by the Rev. Jacob Duche, rector
of Christ church and a. man of consid
erable learning. He afterward turned
traitor to the cause of Independence.
By Mrs. Hale.
Ye may plant the living flowers
Where the living fountains glide;
And beneath the rosy bowers
Let the selfish man abide;
And the birds upon the wing.
And the barks upon the wave.
Shall no sense of freedom bring
All Is slavery to the slave;
Mammon's close-linked' bonds have
Self-imposed and seldom burst;
Though heaven's waters gushed around
Be would pine with earth's, poor
Daniel E. Sickles Birthday.
.General Daniel B. Sickles, one of the
most picturesque and brilliant civilian
officers of the civil war, waa born in
New York. October 10, 1826. He gredu -
ated at New York university, became a
printer, studying law meanwhile, and
began to practice In 1644. In 1647 he
was in the legislature and In nil was
corporation counsel of New York. He
was secretary of the legation in London,
the same year, when James Buchanan.
afterward president, was minister. Mr.
Sickles waa subsequently In the legisla
ture again, the state senate, .congress.
and was a strong power In Tammany
Hall at the outbreak of the war, when,
at hla personal expense, he raised five
regi ments, called the excelsior brigade,
and kept them In camp over two months
while the government was hesitating
whether to send them to the front
General bicklea was conspicuous at
Chancellors vllle and 'one of the heroes
of Gettysburg, where he lost a leg. He
went on a diplomatic mission to South
America and later he served several
years as minister to Spain.
Sayings of Sidney Smith.
On examining some new flowers In
the garden, a beautiful girl who was of
the party exclaimed: "Oh, Mr. Sidney!
this pea will never come o perfection."
Permit me. then," said he, gently tak
ing her hand and walking toward the
plant "to lead perfection to the pea."
A party having been made to go ana
see the boa constrictor soon after fta
deprived of equal rights ao that the
southern .whites . can treat them as
"chattels," the same as mules. The
governor thinks that if he can get
into the senate he can induce tht
country to make this change, but he
ia much mistaken. The country would
pay no more heed to Senator Varde
man than it does to Governor Varde
man. The amendment may have
been a mistake, but it will stand.
With slavery abolished, the negroes,
legally considered aa chattels, would
be worse off than they were aa slaves,
for then they were provided for and
to tome extent protected by their
masters. The rsce problem will have
to be solved in some other way.
Those Hood River applet that have
been on exhibition for tome dayt
really look 'good enough to eat
Snake the Friend of Man.
Many stories are told of black snakes
that have attacked human beings, and
a full-grown specimen might conceiv
ably Injure a weak, email child. Even
at Its greatest development this snake
Is Incapable of doing more than cause
an unpleasant constriction of the mus
cles of a grown parson, and tba tales
of Its attacks on men and woman ending
In serious consequences to anything ex
cept Itself may be put down - aa Imag
inary. The copperhead la venomous It be
longs to the rattlesnake family, ia slug
gish In its movements, principally noc
turnal In lta habits, seeking by day to
avoid notice. It will not bits unless
greatly alarmed or provoked and the
popular theory that It Has In watt to
strike human beings from behind la en
tirely without foundation.
Recently a Now Jersey man boastfully
attempted to "charm" a copperhead and
waa stung by It. Usually its victims are
those who unintentionally disturb It
while they are handling brush jar stones
In the woods or while clearing awamp
land. Each of these snakes perform a
valuable eervice to man In destroying
small pests, such as molea and mice.
The black snake eats tha garter snake
and the copperhead and rattlesnake, fol
lowing their trails by scent avoiding
their poison fangs and crushing them
to death. It la also a famous tree climb
er and a notorious ruber of birds' nests.
The black snake may be tamed. Tha
copperhead also eats the garter anake,
whlob la tba prey Of many birds and
The garter snake Is among the most
courageous of aerpenta. Notwithstand
ing Its diminutive alas, it shows small
fear of man. though lncapab of" injur
ing htm, and lta strength and agility
make it a frequently victorious opponent
of many animals greatly exceeding it In
bulk. It la moat prolific, a single female
producing from 26 to 76 young at a
Criticism of Dr. Jackson.
From the Toronto Globe.
A cass In point In American circles
raised the question of tha power for
evil which In a democratic country may
be exercised by the press. It la the case
of a venarable missionary to the Eskimo.
Dr. Sheldon Jackson, who bad responsi
bilities In Alaska under the department
of education at Washington. A few
weeks sgo there was published the re
port of a special Indian Inspector ap
pointed to Investigate the edueatlonal
situation and the reindeer Industry In
Alaska with which Dr. Jaekaon had to
do. The observations of the inspector
'Wars In soma respects critical In their
nature, and on certain mattera of opin
ion he and Dr. Jackson did not agree.
This report when It was published lsst
of tkc Common
MAD WHILE TOU WAIT.
first arrival at the aoologlcal garden,
Sidney Smith, who was to have been
there, failed to come; and. questioned
at dinner why he had not done ao, aald:
"Beeauee I waa detained by the bore
contradictor Hall am."
I remember, at a large party, a young
woman insisting that it was always
high tide at London bridge at IS
o'clock. She referred to me: "Now, Mr
Smith, la It net so?" I answered: "It
used not to be so. formerly; but per
haps the lord mayor and sldermen hsve
altered It lately."
Sidney Smith was at a party one even
ing, when, seeing Mrs. Grots, wife of
the historian, enter, wearing a rose
colored turban, he auddenly exclaimed
"I now know the meaning of the word
grotesque!" He professed his cordial
liking for both her and her husband
saying: "I like them. I like him, he
Is ao ladylike; and I like her, she's such
a perfect gentleman. '
October 20 in History.
1726 City of Copenhagen, Denmark,
nearly destroyed by fire.
1616 I aland of Jamaica devastated
by a hurricane.
1841 Grace Darling died.
1661 Departments of the Cumberland
and Mississippi consolidated and placed
under command of General Grant.
164 James Anthony Froude, histor
ian, died. Born April XI, 1616.
lttt Boers defeated by the British
at battle of Dundee Hill.
1(01 Bicentennial of Tele university
1901 Alaskan boundary fixed.
1904 President Roosevelt Invited the
i - powers to second peace conference at
Much in Little.
Is predicted that American hard
wood foreata will lsst only 16 years
Since the Sues canal waa opened lta
annual revenue has Increased from
$1,100,000 to $10,000,000. v
Dr. Francis P. Kinnicut of New Tork
haa been elected president of the Asso
ciation of American Physicians
A homing pigeon which waa aent to
the Isle of Man two years and four
months ago returned to lta home cote
In Blackburn, England, recently
while Siegfried was polishing hla
sword at Convent Garden theatre, Lon
don, the other night, to cut the anvil In
half, the anvil slowly split of its own
A number of the local dramatic
critics, to gain practical experience, are
occupying the stage at the principal
theatre of Tokio. Large audiences
watch their histrionic efforts.
A prise of 620.000 Is offered by the
beet-sugar manufacturers of France to
any one who shall first discover and
apply in France a new method of util
izing sugar In tha arts. It Is required
that the method shall Increase the con
sumption of French sugar 106,000
pounds per annum.
month, waa seised upon by newspapers
or tne irresponsible ana sensational sort
and lta m mauls of criticism were mag
nified Into raountainllke charges. A
scandal" waa announced In black-face
scareheads, and for several days the
changes were rung on "graft" and "pad
Airtr" and tha Ilka. Whan the matt..
was sifted it was found that all talk of
scandal and of "charges" waa wild and
baseless, and even the criticism of ad
ministrative Judgment mads by the in
spector waa refuted and disproved at
every point by Dr. W. T. Harris, ex
commissioner of education at Washing
ton, who, ss Dr. Jackson's superior offi
cer, had adequate knowledge' of all the
This la only one instance of what hap
pens far too often, and Is a source of
damage to the character of the press
and of Injustice to personal and to pub
lic life.- In certain newspaper circles
In the United States this tendency to
exaggeration and irresponsibility haa be
come a disease, sad the insane desire
for a "sensation" la at once the folly
and the ours of American journalism.
There are notable exceptions, a goodly
number In the eaat and a aavlng rem
nant In the weat
The Progreee of Mr. Hearat
From the London Newe.
Tha nomination of W. R. Hearat by
the Democratic convention of Naw Tork
as tha party's candidate for the gov
ernorship of the state is an event of the
greatest political moment for Ameri
cana, and of decided personal Interest
for ourselves. British observers have
felt the presence of this x remarkable
arriviste In American affaire for s long
time paat The facts about him are In
teresting enough: his ownership and
personal control of a network of power
ful "yellow" newspapers touching all
the ganglia of American Mfe; his burn
ing, undlssembled ambition- the
strength, and Indeed tha violence, of hie
radicalism as a politician. Scarcely less
interesting are the thinge that are eald
about him, as distinct from what Is to
be seen on the surface. Hla upward
course la politics haa been opposed with
ferocity of personal denunciation to
which our peculiar libel laws makes us
In England strangers. Hla political
methods, his private morale, have bean
described in terms that Cicero would
have hesitated to use toward the foul sat
target of hla rhetoric.
In the presence of the conflict of evi
dence outsiders can only listen and
observe; aU they can know le that Mr.
Hearst Is a great fores and a personality
of Intensely American quality. Some
day, no doubt, tha truth of hie enigma
will be laid bare. At present It 1a tn
Englishmen an open question whether
The page of American history that Mr.
nearai means to inscribe with his name
will be one of the brightest or the very
Not If men's tongues and angels' all in
pake, might the word be eald that
might speak Thee.
Streams, winds, woods, flowers, fields.
mountains, yea. the aea.
What power is in them all to praise the
Hla praise Is this he oaa be praised
Man, woman, child, praise God for
him: but he
Exults not to be worshiped, but to be
He la: and, being, beholds hie work weli
AU Joy. ell glory, ell sorrow, all
strength, all mirth.
Are his; without him. day wars night
Time, knows not hie from tlme'a own
All lutes, all harps, all viols, ail flutes
Fall dumb, before him era one. string
All stars srs angels, but the San Is
Four - Footed Bird
Edward Morris Brlgham of Battle
Creek, Michigan, the well-known South
American traveler, has the only apec!
mens In this country of a rare bird
that haa attracted much attention
among scientific toon because it haa four
feet. Ita scientific name la Oplsthocoma
crlstat, and la known to the natives aa
the cigana (gypsy). It is so contrary
to the accepted order of things that a
bird ahould have four feet that tha
discovery of this quadruped bird waa a
fcurprlse to the scientific man. Mr.
Brighams specimens sre prsssrved In
Mr. Brlgham found these birds In
1861-61 while making embryologltal
atudlee in the Interior of the great 1st
and of Marajo. at the mouth of the
Amazon river. The bird confirms the
evolutionary theory that blrda de
scended from reptilian ancestors. Many
fossil birds show that marked reptilian
characteristic, hsving teenth, etc The
whole evolutionary process Is shown In
me naicmng or the egg or tne cigana.
The bird, progreaalng In Its embryo
logical course, paaaea into lta reptilian
ancestral type and before Its evolution
haa carried It beyond the reptilian
phase it emerges from the egg aa a
quadruped animal hatched from an
egg laid by a two-footed, two-winged
bird. There are well-developed toes,
each terminated by large, well-developed
For many days after hatching and
before It is able to fly the young Uee
these four claw to climb about the
bushaa and trees. But "fore" feet sre
purposeless for an ordinary bird. Then
the modification begins and the fore
limbs are developed Into wings the
final postnatal result. The adult speci
men In else ancUseneral appearance re
sembles a pheasant but of course, is
no relation, ss ths cigana la the sole
survivor of lta genua, ita family, ita
order, of which geologists have found
numeroua representatives In a fossil
Ita geological range la quite limited.
being found only among the margins of
tha A mason and the Orinoco. The bird
lives and perches upon the leaves of
ths anlnga. a large water plant with
heart-shaped leavee and calla-llke
flower, varying In height to 20 feet
The plant grows in masses on low
muddy margins of water courses. The
orles uttered by the adult clganaa are
unlike those of any other birds and are
ao doleful and demoniacal that It
sounds as If they were mourning for
al tbalr extinct relations.
. m . , ,
i nese Dirnsr
are usually the most demonstrative In
By Johnston McCulley.
"Hope, faith and love thea
three and .Mat .greatest of
these te love." "Parsifal,
A great story simply and powerfully
told, a great lesson taught through
earnestness, a atate of peaoe and hap
piness reached through a maie of
twisted i heart atringe and storms of
penitent tears such la "Parsifal." as
produced at the HelM.
Shakespearian Interpretations have
come and gone and "Every Mail" had
Its little hour, but "Parsifal" Is greater
than them all In this that what
Shakespeare loaee In arrogant abund-
anoe of character Parsifal" gains In
the simple application of a single Idee
mjestlcally worked oat There la no
by-play In "Parsifal." Ths Idea is one
that may be caught by the uninitiated
tn tba first scene and retained through
aucceedlng scenes without a thing to
detract and lure away. The Idea te
developed simply along usual linos, but
with a grace ana power eeldom seen.
Music, art literature and. above all,
life these abound In "Parsifal."
Of course what we aaw was but the
dramatic version. There has been lost
much Of the beauty In translation.
there haa been loat a little of the
mysticism by modernisation, bat there
haa been added, on the other hand,
modern etage Ingenuity to such a de
gree that an average merit ie retained.
'Parsifal" la a production the play-
r will not forget In an hour. Ita
story Is ths battle of a soul for Its own
preservation, the uplifting of a fallen
one through the strength of another
through hope, faith and love, but great
eat of all through love.
In the present production there are
two members of the cast far above the
others. One Is John Connors, in the
role of Parsifal, the other Is Miss Keat
ing. In the role of Kundry. On the
other hand la Mr. Dvorak, In the role of
Kllnschor. the black knight whoaa do
main la supposed to be In rankest
Pagan land and whose acting without
a doubt ia tn rankest ranting land.
Dvorak cornea within an ace of driv
ing from the minds of the audience the
beauty, the poetry end the art of the
production. He overdose hie role to
the limit It le granted that his role
Is by tar tha most difficult In the en
tire production, one that lende Itself
easily to gallery play and- ranting. Tet
It seams some art might enter Into It
were It In the hands of a capable actor.
Dvorak did well In spots, but thsre
were not enough spots.
The work of Mr. Connors Is above
reproach. Ia the first place he as
sumes and carries to the end a look of
supreme Innocence, an expression of
purity In his eyes, an air of patient con
descension in his manner. Hit facial
work la excellent. Hla voice rings true
snd pure snd he carrlee out In every
detail the principles of ths role he
Mlas Keating, aa Kundry, fairest of
all fair women, playa close to Con
nors In merit. Mies Keating looks the
part In the first place. She Is In a
rolo where sn ordinary actress would
POoOUis exceedingly and disgustingly ef
fected and unreal. Tet Miss Keating
la not ths ordinary actress and there
le nr. affectation in her manner. In the
clutohea of Kllngachor aha laughs like
a being without a soul. In her at
tempt to defile Paralfal ehe doee as
clever work as was ever seen In Port
lend. "She approaches the limit of die
gust In her love-making, as the text
calls for, but never overetepe It and
remains on the ether aide of the line
just far enough to give the correct
expression. One eeee In her manner
thst ehe acta under reluctance that
pure love for Parsifal is struggling
with ths demon of passion she Is forced
for her soul's good to aaaume. In tht
laet ect Mlee Keatlng'a work reaches
a suitable climax. The audience can
fe the change working In her heart,
mind and soul It Is her face, bar
voice and manner that tell a story
ordinary acting could never tell
The others of the company are
mediocre, with the poaelble exception
of Mr. McKee In the role of Anfortaa.
The scenic effects Are excellent. The
destruction of the garden of narcotic
bloom la aa great a piece of stage In
genuity es was ever seen In Portland.
"Paralfal," the triumph of the gulls
leaa fool, la a production that every
fT -DIRDSEYE VIEWS m
111 -D TIMELY TOPICS ID
But oaa a can label He?
Now, Cuba, smoke and sweeten up,
Mr. Bryan Is trying to show ths Mla-
Moat of our good climate ia also made
forecast : Favorable for
"No region can pair Southern Oregon
The Cubans like Taft, but dislike
Funston. A man's stss outs a figure
Now let the peek-a-boo waist rest till
e e -
Of course, Harry Thaw's insanity was
Trim up the shade trees.
of them are a nuisance.
What's tha matter with October In
Oregon 7 Bbe'a all right.
a fine climate la not all-sufficient.
out it is a targe industrial asset.
Now General Bell can rlnc without
asking permission from Funston or any-
A bishop wanta the Americans tn at.
tack Turkey. Ws will, the laat Thurs
day tn November.
New Yorkers experienced a cold a nan
the other day but, fortunatelv. It waa In
the midat of a hot campaign.
Mr. Farewell of Eastern Washington
'ares well at fairs that are run well,
taking drat premluma on fruit.
The government might inflict due pen
alty upon the drug trust by" forcing It
to swallow Its own medicine.
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more out of repair than when he mer
Every time anybody sends anything
by tha United States Express company
he helps pay Senator Platt'a salary of
$20,000 a year.
A typewriter girl haa offered to sen
twWjwf wta htnffiovt tHIddr, snt) t em m
to think ahe has proposed something
original and strange. -a
If the' coming Wise ie as wise as the
departing Wlae. the people will be wtae
enough to appreciate htm, and ha cannot
do otherwise than succeed.
Tha Eugene Guard says rath le a
for substitute for irrigation. But we
reckon that If It quit raining entirely
there wouldn't be much Irrigation,
Tha man with money le tn a quandary:
If he leaves It at home a burglar may
get ft and If he takea It he may en
counter a holdup man. Better give it
to the T. M. C. A.
e a ,
Grover Cleveland waa away on hla
vacation during tha New Tork conven
tion. Vacation from what? It can't
be very bard work to draw that eat
ery from the Insurance companies.
mualc la sweet Bounds msds by peo
ple with there lunga aV on Insterments.
It Is of many kinds, like piano music,
church songs, theater songa, whistling,
base drum etc. t like all the dlffernt
klnda prltty good except piano mualc ft
that la pfltty good except 6-flnger exer
cises tn the next flat church songs la
vary nlae mualc, me A Ma goea to
church every. Sunday A Ma sings What
Tho the Sploy Breeaea Bio Soft Oar Cey
lona Iele A ahe knoe aU the words by
hart, so she doesnt have to look at the
song book but een look at Missus
Browna new hat theeter songs Is good,
sum of them. I like the ones best where
a coon cuma out A dances whlls he
sings A the next best is whs re the
songs have plctsrs that goes on a big
sheet ao you can understand what the
aong la all about
. music is good te heer bekaua It malks
peepls forglt there t rubbles, but Pa says
It doeent maik people do anything of the
kind, beekaua the other nlta a hardy
Gerdy was ploying In front of the house
A the only muelc if meld waa "Ime jest
Barely Living, That'a AH," "O Father
Deer Father Cam Home" end "All thle
Wurld le Sad A Loanly."
music wss tha first thing on .earth
after Adam A Eve. when thay was put
in the Garden of Eden Adam stayed out
late talking to a Serpent or I, A Bve
waa aU alone In the flat ell evening A
1 r "
one In Portland should see. It may b
truly aald that It Is worth ths price
of ad ml sat on. There will be perform
ances tonight and tomorrow night
Pleasant Wedding Notice.
From the Cooleemee (N. C.) Banner.
Mlaa Jennie Jones and Bob Henry
were married et the Jones mansion last
night. The bride la the daughter of our
constable. Jones, who mads a good of
ficer, end wlU undoubtedly be re-eleeted
next spring. He offers a fins horse for
sale In another column. The groom
rune a grocery etore on Main striet and
la a awxl patron of our advertising col
umns, and has a good line of oergaln
this week. All the summer he petd
1 cents more for butter than any other
etore In tewo. The happy couple left
on the 10 o'clock train tor Milwaukee to
visit ths bride's uncle, who Is teported
to have lets of money and Brtght's
disease. Bob certainly has an eye for
Dewey Prises at Bargain Sale.
There was an auction In Manila re
cently, ths thinge eold being three of
the warahlps captured by uewey in tne
battle of Manila. The veaaels were the
sruiiboata A lbs v. Minds.no and Mlnlleno.
and when the auction- closed sat ths
auctioneer figured up how much Money
had bees- rsSXIied Tot the government
This year will break the building
Southern Oregon's fruit crop la the
blggeat and beat aver raised.
Tha Med ford Commercial club le
plaining of high freight ratee.
From 4H acres near Mndford a man
will have 2,(60 boxes of apples, worth
A squash raised near Med ford weighed
Ha pounds and measured fast 4H
A Coee county girl barely weighed at'
birth IS pounds, and It'e daddy did not
conalder it an unlucky number.
The Benton "County Republican, Cor
va Ills' third paper, haa made a good
start, judging from appearances.
Considerable vetch eeed le being
ehlpped from Benton county. Vetoh le
proving a profitable crop for many
p Though Myrtle Point la legally a pro-
niDiiuon town, oeer ana wnisKey TIOW
freely there, particularly on Sunday,
says the Enterprise.
On 40 acres of ground In Jackson
county, M.i.. Pellett raised peers (off
10 acres) that brought 67.600. and hla
apples will bring from 611,000 to $16,-
uuu more aoout 6600 an acre.
Farmers ssy that ths hunters are
something fierce this season that they
just overrun their premises, and their
promiscuous shooting le getting dan-
eays tne Aurora Borealte.
Four potatoes grown on one vlns
weighing eight pounds and all about the
same size, and one that meaaured 10
Inehsa In length end It Inches In cir
cumference, are the product of a Klam
ath Falla garden.
After roasting the meat market men
of Astoria to a crisp the Herald, tn
which they do not advertise, aays: We
pay II cents s pound for a ateak, and
It coata tt cents to aend It to the nuln
mill, so it can be eaten, and In nlns
times out of ten it has to be run
through a clothes wrlngar snd a sau
sage machine and then the editor uses
It to hatf sols his shoes.
Monument Enterprise: Clouds after
clouds of dust hsve been chasing each
other over the road leading down from
tne mountaina in the forest reserve.
and underneath the duet clouds tha
merry bleating of the homeward bound
woolly summer tourists Is heard. Many
thousand sheep have trailed past this
town alnce the first of this month.
The neyr editor of the Gold Beach
Globe announces Circumstances hav
ing forced me to except the position aa
foreman and Editor of the Globe until
auch a time aa will enable the stock
holders to secure an efficient Editor. I
will aak of tha readers of the Globe not
to expect much, and you will certainly
not be dlssa pointed. However. the
Globe will endaaver to give all the local
happenings of the county, togather
with the transfers and legal happen
ings. Not only would we give space
but earnestly ask that the reader of tha
Globe discuss any and all questions
thst is of intoreet te the public ger
erally. by Bobbie
when Adam cum hoam thare was music
In the air.
a a a
autumn Is the time of yeer after
Spring A Summer haa went thare way.
In the Autumn peeple move Into other
flats St the sound of leaves la herdTa
they fall gently to Mother Erth.
there was a grate poet I forgot his
naim who sed Autumn la tha asddest
tlms of sll ths yeer' the poet Is rite
beekaua thst Is when skool commences
A 1 hsvs to write eaaays a keep my face
In the eutumn all the little blrda start
for the South A the little squirts A other
lnsecka go away Into thare holes. It la
vary loanly when thay ere gone, yes
terday I aaw a poor llttel worm In the
garden aV he waa all aloan and ha looked
vary loansom, so 1 cut him In parts
with a table nlfe ao he wudent be so
much by hlsaelf.
In the Autumn ell the people hsve to .
change thare close ao thay will be alas
A warm, tha wlmmen git new close A
thare husbands A fathers talk thare old
eloae out of the closet A press them
over like new. My Ma calm hoam last
week with a new hat ft a- new dress A
sum new gloves A lota of other thinge,
A Pa eed whea hs paid the bill How
time files. It seems Ilka only yester
day, my Luv, when T bought yon til
doners Worth of Autumn close A heer
we have another Autumn.
thare la lots mosr about Autumn but
Ita Politicks A Divoarces A thlags like
that so I guess i wilt close.
he found that he had on hand. Including
hla own commission, Just 1 132 06.
Ths three gunboats wars the first to
go ashore In tha battle of May 1, lilt,
and although the government long ago
decided not to repair them It waa never
thought that the vessels would bring
lees than 61,600 each when put up at
auction. Hence the Surprise of the navy
department whea word was received
that the vessels had brought a fraction
over 144 each at the sale.
Reverted by Hk Wife.
From tha Dundee Advertiser
Sir William Wlghtman held office tn
the old court of Queen's bench far be
yond the prescribed time, and st lsst
on ths eve of the "long vacation," he
took a sort of farewell of his brother
judges. However, when "the morrow
of All Souls" came around he turned
up smiling at Westminster hall.
"Why, brother Wlghtman," aald Sir
Alexander Cockbum, "you told ua that
you Intended to aend la your reelgnation
te the lord ehanceUor before the end of
"So I did." eald air William, "but
when I went home and told my wife the
said: 'Why. William, what oa earth do
you think that we can do with you
Basing about the house all dagf So
you see, I waa obliged to come down to