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1 ' . Vi THE REAL ISSUE. ,
' SrT'HE Oregonfan.U again discus
' ; I " 'n vTytn'nat iu' l'bel
! -.' : I ' - Jou and cruel . cartoon that
.. fhas made" many " innocent people
; wretcheaV It aya The Journal is try
? jing to influence-the grand jury. Th
.. grand jury will be influenced only by
T - : Acan be influenced toward law and de-
cency The Journal will be glad to
help to do so. The Orcgonian well
: ilknowa th influence it ha .itself ped
Ifind where it conic trout, and ollVer"
know alsa '' -- '. ''
. "Jeitizens, engaged in inquiring intoua
' ',". 'breach of the law. . They are citizens
io! the county. They are our fellow
' ititiaena. ;.That is all. 7Ther are
'.Ihousands of others who are also our
Jfellow citizens and The -Journal in
tends that' the Oregonian'e yellow
outrage shall be kept before them.
; l. When Mr. Ladd swears that he has
' iio hand in the conduct of this paper
i ; and is only a . minority stockholder,
lie U beliered. - ThoM who know him
: 'know that he will not resort to false
' hood to serve any need. Mr. Ladd's of
fense Is that he jielped to start an op
: : position paper in Portland. That is the
Jaole reason for the Oregonian's ma
; "lignant attack.
'A' UNIQUE REPUBLICAN
EN ATOR LA FOLLETTE Is an
' exceptionally interesting fig
ure of national reputation. He
3 especially so because, though a Re-
' apublican, he is out of favor and per-
Ssona non. gratia with .the leaders and
; dominant element of his party. His
Tight for yeara in Wisconsin was not
against the Democratic party which
, 3o great extent supported him, but
. fagtinst the controlling forces in his
I Jown Party. Getting a majority of the
j-5ot4voaiadefalautjyb,t he waotci
i-t" be meantl and that he was sin
jteere and in dead earnest, he succeed
6, finally! in accomplishing about all
lie set out to do in that state, and was
$ent to' the senater- '
C In the senate he was I received by
he Republican leaders frostily, scorn
fully. He was not to their liking,
jnras not of their sort H had forced
-h railroads to reduce rates and pay
jkaxes in Wisconsin, and had pushed
J h rough a direct' primary law: He
ras a man 'who meant what he aaid
i; Jo the people and performed, what he
promised, Thecorporations and all
heir political tools in" highTpTaces
f-oul4 neither frighten, bully nor bribe
Jiim. He was a born fighter, liked a
-fterap anyway, had faith that the right
. fvould triumph, made , no corhpro-
)nises, asked and gave no quarter,
jptruck from the shoulder; and his ad-
J ftnt into the senate was regarded by
hfc leading cnrporatlnnattojeyji
- aophitts, hypocrites, flim-flammers
ynd egg-treaders of that body with
mingled feelings of fear, disgust and
:' . Jiatred. '
- I They hoped, however, that awe of
senatorial custom would at least keep
iim quiet for two years, but no, he
had been there but a short time till he
liad something to say, ind he said it.
.The senators sneaked out and would
rot listen, but the cottnjppr listened.
La Follette knew what would make
. the rate bill strong and effective.and
accomplish itr ostensible objctr
and ; he 'proposed the necessary
; amendments, but the Republican sen
ator! promptly, rejected them, of
course, under the lead of Aldrifh, El
kins, Spooner, Knox, Lode, et al.
: They did not want a strong and ef
fective law, and then they hated this
audacious - interloper-who had - no
thought of anything or poTi?
anything but the people's interests.
' They were amaed that such a Ireak
ever got into their senatorial com-
J The country needs $titi more men
substantially like La Follette in the
. senate, and in the honse, and wther
' they call themselves Republicans or
Democrats is of amalt consequence,
L Follette calls himself a RepuV
Jican, butin-action he is rather a
Democrat, and so Republican leaders!
regard him. lt is substantially right
rn lha public questions ha discusses.
f e is not a whit too radical. He- is a
man with courage and a conscience,
frjle has done, thing and don them
il.'.it. He is afraid vt nobody, and ia
a hot-footed foe of political wrong
doing: What a', cpmmcnlary it oa .on
the . Republican party that it hasn't
another member of the senate vho
big little man! .
FREE THE RIVERS AND HAR
I ernor'' Chamberlain of dele-
- gates : to the - approaching
Rivers and Harbors Congress to meet
at Washington, is a reminder that, in
the past 10 years. 40 per cent of the
appropriations by congress have been
for war or the incidentals or war, and
thf, during the same period, the ap
propriations , for improvements" of
rtvera-and - harbors of -he country
have averaged but 4 per cent' . In
the time of Charlemagne or- even of
Napoleon 40 per cent for war and 4
per cent for rivers and harbor's might
hive been appropriate! but in a peace
ful republic and under the advancing
light of the twentieth century ten
times as much of public expenditure
for war as ' for commerce is incon
gruous if not 3isc7edIfa!Te. . . " "" ""
A few millions less for the man on
horseback and a few millions . more
devoted to opening rivers, deepening
ttuHimlg mil tiiip'l'vmg " ngrooW
would make the farmers' products, the
orchardit' fruit, the millers' lumber
and the output of every industry' less
expensive to land In the ultimate des
tination and proportionately more
profitable to the producer. ;
Half a million taken from the war
fund and applied to. the installation
of a canal aiftl locks at Oregon City
would add a cent and a half a bushel
to the sale price of every bushel of
wheat grown in the Willamette re
gion and correspondingly increase the
price of -all products and lessen the
c6stbTan suppliesin the seclioriTT
Proportionate sums, withheld from
our war lords and applied to the(
opening of the Columbia, both above
and below Portland, and to the im
provement of our southcoast harbors
would be equally, fruitful of good to
those who till and toil their lives
through. Oregon people should gen
tly bring it around so that the voice of
Oregon's delegation in congress shall
be little for war and loud for the arts
The : Boston Transcript recently
published a four-column article on
Portland, written by Chester A. Legg,
a staff correspondent of that paper,
which does this city full justice, and
should be of much benefit. Mr.
Legg'i article is replete with just
such information as will attract the
high character of the Transcript will
a guaranty of its fidet(TyTo"
Mr; Legg enters into many details,
and concludes with the statement that
"for a superb combination xif beauty
and strength, enterprise anf stability,
this Rose City- of the Willamette is
almost if not wholly unique and su
Every time the president reiterates
the declaration that he will under no
circumstances be a candidate for
president in 1908, there is a lively "re
vival of the demand that he shall be a
ion that he must be in order to sive
the party, and incidentally the coun
try. So it seems that a great many
people don't believe that the president
is sincerely in earnest and able to re
sist the pressure, that will be brought
to bear upon him. Perhaps aa to the
latter conjecture they ar right, The
president has yielded on several oc
Mr. W. M. Ladd was annoyed at
the republication in The Journal of
the Oregonian's libellous cartoon.
The Journal did not consult him and
had it done so, the cartoon would
have been published notwithstanding
his objection, for we believe that just
as the law makes it the duty of the
district attorney to prosecute,
whether Mr. Ladd wants tqapr not, so
ii Ja.jOur.duty tQJay.this offense
against manlness' and American cit-
uenship oefore the people, whether
Mr. Ladd likes it or not. This is a
case whera the duty which. The Jour
nal owes to the public is superior to
the wishes of any individual. .'
c 'I g
J. Democratic! governor is not
sarily - bad,'-" nor a- Republican;
good. Oregonian, Yet that a Dem
ocratic governor is . necessarily bad
and a Republican governor good is
exactly what the Oreajonian insists
upon, during every quarlrennial Cam
paign unless" i hs some- pergonal
grudge against the Republican can
didate. . - '
It has been a fault of receVit admin
istrations, to console men beaten for
reelection to congress with some fed
eral position." regardless of their fit
ness therefor, and it is reported that
this practice ia to be continued in th
appointment of Representative Lacey
of "lows, a rank standpatter, to the
important 'cj ' commissioner of
Ar Little : Oufof "tKc Gommon
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THINGS PRINTED TO READ WHILE VOU WAIT.
Oerhardt Hauptmann's Birthday.
, Oerhardt Hauplmann, the Oerman
playwrleht. the "rMl( flrur In Oer
man literature today." was born In SJi
leala November IS, 13. 'He won few
laurel In school, and hla teachers fe
arded him aa hopeleksly lasy and-bjr
na men brllllitnt, J-At-th il'Rlveralty
of Jena Ma genius began to unfold.
When he left the university he planned
cided to go upon the etage. Filled
with admiration for the works of Tot'
tol. Zola and Itiion, the young man
wrote hla earlteet reallatlo play. "Vor
Bonnenaufgang." produced In 1K at
the Berlin Iesalng theatre. Boon he
ram to be looked uoon n the cham
plon of the movementM . naupt
tnann'a fundamental thought la the de
sire for moral, mental, aortal and ar
tistic freedom. , "The Sunken . Bell" 1
regarded aa hla masterpiece. , . '
Reflectiona . ;
The family-wash ranks with padl-
greea In determining the aortal Importance-
of one's . neighbors. New Tork
Government meat Inspection will not
affect the Wall street 'iamb- industry.
ArlsHa .Ifmp-raraentl Lord. I hev
thai aw'vh m r . n ( n ' I 'l i l"-'TTMTa I II iai
A man will lie about the money he
makes lust as a woman will about the
beans she had. New York Press.
mrtrmm "ir ntswrm mmmm 1 1 wr m
marriage doea a man begin to realise
that, courtship Is but theotsfaoa--trf'
haTflmp;rhlcago News. .
"Doln yer beat ain't any good on
earth ef It don't git ye whar ye want
to go." Balance of Power.
r , . Well Named.
There, ia a new drink In town. It la
Imparted from Marblehead, . where' It
goes by the name of "Ruin." Those
who have tried many of It say 1t Is well
ramed. Says the New Tork. Sun:
Ruin l Med ford rum, ginger ale and
Just enough Carbonsted water to liven
It up. It has been a popular drink all
the summer at Marblehead. It was
brought back to New . Tork by New
To Light the Gaa With Your Finger.
Thla ia a feat, which anybody ean
perform. Let a person In hla shoes or
slippers walk over a woolen carpet,
scuffling his feet all the time, or stand
upon a chair with Ita legs in four tum
blers, so aa to Insulate It, and be there
rubbed up and down on the body a few
times with a muff by another person,
the general land office. A sufficient
objection to him is the fact that while
our illustrious Oregon statesman.
Binder Hermann, filled that office
Lacey was chairman of : the house
committee on public lands. He was
either J'atanding in" or incompetent.
i t ' V
For the first time in the history of
(he Country a president has gone be
yond its borders. President Roose
velt violates precedent, but no law, in
doing, this, and unless-some accident
befall him ; no . harm,, and possibly
jd, 'will result. All-th
American people wih him a success-
ful trip and a sale return.
"Clatsop beach is an ideal place for
snTpsto come ashore,--remarka-the
Astorian. - WeH-Tiowr that's aoif
ships want to get aground, let them
go ashore on pleasant, hospitable
Clatsop beach, instead . of cruel Van-
TOuverTstarrdT-: r :
Prosperity continues to knit con
tentedly here. , For this week, Port
land's bank clearings were over 31
per cent greater than for the corre
sponding week in 190$, an increase
matched by less than -six othef cities
in the country.' .' '
"Does Japan want trouble with the
United States"? asks a San Francisco
paper. The people .of Portland give
it up; Ihey are too busy trying to
solve-thenRidbopr6btm to waste
time on non-essentials.- '.
Among the special articles that
would be read with interest at this
season would be a symposium on
"Why I Am Thankful," by Bossed
Murphy, W. R. Hearst, Abe Ruef and
John D, Rockefeller. !.
"I demand an immediate trial,"
cries Abe Ruef, interposing a de
murrer to the indictment and de
manding a continuance of his case all
in one breath. '
eaaaaaaaaai aaaeaa aaa aaaaaaaa awiaaaaawa aa
Mr. Rockefeller "spoke up quite
warmlyjwhileago jn i .behalf. of, the
meat packers; can't some of them
publish a. criticism of this continued
persecution of Rockefeller?
Republicans " who voted for Her
mann, having opportunity to know
the" manner of man he was, have no
license to demand his resignation. , "
- - An Insult to Idaho.
Fronv. the Pendleton East Oregonian.
President -Roosevelt, although ad
mired by many Democrats, Insulted the
decent cltlsenshlp of Idaho by sending
Taft to that state for the purpose of
urging "law and order." Frank Bteun
enberg'a murderer will be Just a tire
lessly sought out and just a severely
punished by a Democratic a by a Re
publican administration In Idaho.
It is not a question of politics, but
of state honor and pride and the Impu
tation ef Roosevelt that flooding should
be elected In order to secure adequate
punishment for a gsng f murderer Is
dishonest. Unjust and entirely foreign
to th president usually excellent rule
ef conduct ' - . : - - y
and he will be able to light the gaa by
simply putting his finger to the burner.
It ia only necessary to take the precau
tion not to touch anything, or to be
touched by anybody, during the trtaliof
the experiment The stock ef electric
ity acquired by ' thla process la . eis
charged -by contact with another ob
ject. The writer has lighted It in this
way and seen It done by litttle children.
W are all peripatetic luctfer match.
if w did but know It. -
Cat. Supcrstitlona, , ,
Napoleon Bonaparte ahowed a morbid
horror of rata. ; The -night before the
battle of Waterloo a black oat paaaed
near him, end at the sight the great
warrior wa completely unnerved. He
saw an omen of defeat.' Henry lit of
Franc swooned whenever he saw a cat.
and one of the Ferdinand of Oermany
would tremble In hi boot If a harm
lea tabby got In the tin of his vision.
Among the Romans, Tat was symbol
ef liberty. The Egyptians held the
animal In veneration under the nam of
Aalurua. a dlety . with . a human .body,
and a cat' bead. Whoever killed a cat,
even by accident, waa put to death.
Diana assumed the form of a cat and
xclted the fury Of the gtanta.
After It'a Over.
w. York Time
Somebody everything naughty . and
vile; '.' '
Somebody's heart la a fountain of guile;
" imebody s gain were .national. lose;
Somrtjnfljr weartng the" chain ef -
'tosa. -,,. . -
Somebody ; honest, unfettered and
Somebody' destined th nation to save;
Somebody's sealou our right to da-
Somebody truly th worklngman's
frlnd.v - .-. -i-
The High Divt Cure.
In Revere, Minnesota, they take
drunkard and give them what I locally
called th "high dive cure," by ducking
them In a large tank of water situated
In a convenient location Ip town. .A
counle nf din .ia all that has been re
quired in any case yet, end one chronic
offender from Walnut Grove who was
Immersed one eventngiJiasnevMhwjri
up In Rever since. .
Discouraging to Muck-Rakers.
In China any on writing an objec
tionable book la punished with 100 blow
from a heavy bamboo rod and then
banished for life Any on caught
reading such a book get 10 stripes
with a lighter rod.
By Johnston MeCulley.
"Them paper, poison,- keg of
powder with a lighted fuse to It and
the hero sitting beside It and a few
more little conventionality Ilk that
are the principal point In 'The Sign
of the Four.- a dramatisation of- one
of Sir A. Conan Doyle's -Sherlock
Holmes" stories, which opened at th
Helllg last nllht for a short engage
ment.' :- ;'
A gentleman named Theodore Loreh
doe the Sherlock act. - He th man
what recovers the blood-stained treas
ure and carries off the heiress a hi
reward. A small crowd watched him
do IMail riTght-Hg-win do-lv-sgl
tonight and tomorrow night If Captain
a"'n 4"--"' fTt Th bast hit
of acting don I that of E. J. Earl a
Wiggins. He get into th character
and does a little creditable work. Jo
sephine Deffry, who support Mr.
Irchr ls not satisfying In the role of
Mrs. Bholto, which doe not ult her
einabilttlee -The faulty Jechnle of the
production - I not - agreeable, but' the
play 1 a melodrama and will please
Ita own particular clientele Sam bill
tonight and tomorrow night.
The Greater Religion.'
From, th Pendleton East Oregonian.
Thla week a poor woman with four
little - children drifted Into Pendleton
in a covered wagon en her way. to
frienda In some distant point In eastern
Ah waa out of food, the children
wercantlly clothed, ,th team waa
poor, and utter destitution was written
In every feature of the pitiable Outfit.
Th entire family was UI with consump
tion, t - '
Needing Immediate aid h telephoned
to member of th county court. 1
Th hand of publle charity, doled
out a pittance and she went on with
her little brood to th next town, where
the same sorrowful program of
begging would necessarily be repeated.
It seems to th East Oregonian that
th greatest religion In th world 1
to reach" out and shelter families of
this kind. It seem that homes, hos
pital, refuges of shelter and aucoor,
open evn day In th week, waiting to
welcome such pltlabl case as this
would be preferable to a one-day relig
ion, a one-day church.
Th churches ar indispensable They
have don a wondrous work. They
stand for everything that I beat and
noblest, but they limit their field of
Magnificent structures built at a cost
of thousands of dollar ar closed six
day in th week while mother and
orphan children yearn for warm fire
and a bearty meal.
The greatest religion yet would be
for churches, government and. soclaty
to frown down th Indiscriminate mar
riage of weaklings and incompetent.
But since the world 1 filled with the
offspring of these classes th next best
thing to do Is to ear for them merci
fully and cheerfuliy,,.-
A Valuable Dog. -
From th Hood River Glacier.
P. A. Keene nf Willow Flat ha a
valuable dog. H takes particular In
terest In Mr. Keen' poultry, of which
he haa a fine lot. When th dog waa
six month old a hawk ewooped down
nd captured on of Mr. Keene 'fine
pullets, but h had hardly tounbed the.
chicken until Buster had Mr. Hawk In
his mouth and mad a good hawk of
A few day age an eagle cam sail
ing over the ranch and. seeing th nice
fat hens below dropped like a rock and
catching on of th nicest hens started
to rls with her. Buster had been
watching the eagl and was near when
he oame down; and ) waa an dement
the eagl had not taken Into consid
eration. Th bird was about thre of
four feet In th air when with a rush
snd a jump Buster caught him on th
fly. There waa a little scrim mag In
which th feathers and fur flaw pretty
lively, and Buatr had Mr. Eagle hid
en th fence, , . - i. - - - ; .
Need For a National
By Dr. A. C Smith.
The establtshmeat of e national -board
ef health, or of eoraa supreme federal
authority over state and local sanitary
bodies,. 1 aa absolute requirement to
complete the cooperative power of the
varioua state health board.
Moat Of th tat' now have fairly
efficient health board, which ar rn
dertng service of inoalculabl value, but
there la no concerted action on th part
of th adjoining atatea during epidemic
crises, which waa demonstrated in sev
eral of th southern -states during the
last yellow fever outbreak.
Many or the state and local ooara
may be Incompetent to secure effective
quarantine, while other may be in
duced by local loyalty or commercial
considerations to greatly minimise, If
Dr. Andrew C Smith.
not wholly conceal . the facta during a
dangerous epidemic. . This was notal.lv
th case to a criminal degree. In Nw
Orleana during the . laat yellow fever
attack, and a repetition of th methods
pursued In Ban Francisco during tn
inclplency of th bubonic plague.
This lack .of control by a national
supreme board. If not remedied before
another epidemic invasion, such as
Asiatic cholera or bubonle plague, may
result Jn. failure to enforce timely, ef
fective quarantine with disastrous con
sequences to the health and live of
thousand of our people
Another Important matter of national
concern I that of acquiring uniform,
absolute control of the collection of our
vital statistics. Our present slip-shod
method Of keeping statistic ar abso
lutely unreliable. Many thousand of
birth and death go unrecorded, valu
able data pertaining to th prevalence
of preventable disease ar not authori
tatively tabulated, and much informa
tion of Inestimable value on th preven
tion of dlaees I allowed to escape un
noticed or unrecorded.
- -- e - - e ' j
If th present state and county healtfi
boards were marshaling Into on homo
geneous, harmonious organiaatlon by
the establishment 'of a supreme national
board th most . perfect, effective work
along sanitary lines would be guaran
teed, ao aa - to reach th moat remote
townahlD In any state.
Wth thla perfect organisation and
with th amount or appropriation mat
ar bestowed on our militia, contagion
of European or Asiatic origin , could
never get a foothold on our shores, our
water supplies would b guarded rrom
poHuHois-ottr-eehoolr-hygiene would be
U 1 1 1 fun ff "em Jlfeaavmg. our milk and
other food supplies would be purer,
tuberculosis would es tn be. a plague
and our vital statistics would b com
plete and trustworthy.
To establish a supreme authority over
11 th sanitary organisation of ail th
tatea - would of -course . be wfthln th
provlnc only of congress, and I fear
that the, old bugaboo of state s rights
would be resurrected and that such a
measure, would be doomed to die un
born. There would really be no necessity
for the creation of a new commission
or board; It would uTlc for congress
to leglalat or dlegat th power, to
the department known a the publle
health and marine hospital . service,
with it surgeon-general a th supreme
hesd of all the state board of health.
This would Involv a new centralisation
of.power but with no appropriation ao
far a concern th creation of a na
tional board of health.
: Letters From vthe
V People 1
Xow OelVMtoa Boa Again.
Portland, Nov. 18. To th Editor Of
Th Journal Reading Of th troubl in
Ban Francisco reminds ma of th Qal
veaton storm and th after effect In
that city. I was 1,000 mile from Texas
whsn the storm cam, but I had two
sons who came -through safe snd no
ticed th condition, of affair. Th ne
groes on th Island were mad to do
th work by putting thera binder police
fore Instead of th old-time overseer.
Th dumping of th bodies into th gulf
was a terrible 'thing, and In order, to
hav th work don with dispatch th
negroes had to be mad almost drunk.
Well do I remember the work begun
In graft there; but a stop waa put to it
by th women rising up and aiding the
best man of th city to work for justice
Galveston waa called th Sodom ef
Texas before this great calamity, and
now she. is the beat, cleanest, most or
oerly place in th country. Th club
woman of Oalveaton war th first In
Texaj to work for elvlq Improvements In
th bt way.
- Vvnen the people of Galveston saw
what th mayor might do and what oth
er In power war doing, th government
was taken out of their hand and was
given Into th control of ..fly promi
nent and honest men called commlsslon-erv-who-tuu(a
Qtlyeaton on business
principle f lv year. 8 he waBftTrtrr
rupt wnen they began their work; they
not only saved one-third in running ex
pense, but paid off ld debt Incurred
under, the vtcloua ward aldermen sys
tems. ' Galveston I an wall satisfied
with this new arrangement that th
firm 'men are- re-elected year after year.
Wha r business men's clubs for if not
to get together for th Interest of your
eltyf Talk up defent government, work
It up, ana If Oslveston's plan I best
why not Portland and other cities fol
low suit? Your for the uplifting of
MRS. ELIZABETH CRAIG.
craeyMhmtnia to Tnnctloe City.
'Junction City, Or., Nov,- II.- To th
Editor of Th journal I noticed your
pot of the man from Irrlgon with th
tall chrysanthemums. I hsvs a large
yellow chrysanthemum that tends alx
feet six and a half Inches, that has 11
perfect blossom and a number of bud
BIRDSEYE VIEWS -j.
ef TIMELY TOPICS
V Moat farmer Should b very thank-
rut. , .
"' : i.
"And all th
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Bom queer freaks obtain admission
to "th bar. .. .
Aunt Hettv Green predict disaster U
th trusts.. She Jealous, maybe.
Mr. Rockefeller bealna to faar that
th country I golne- to wreck and
ruin.; , " .
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Whan nothlnr els could be thoueht
of. somebody invented th chrysanthe
mum rail". ; 1
Ttuf couple "himself with Rocke
feller. There 1 aom similarity . in
tntr mtnod. . .
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Anxious Inquirer: . No. th president
won't have the - canal finished , by
Did Mr. Hughes early In hi career
vow to go unshaven until h became
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An. exchange say: "For new read
th '. fi. f'na.a"-lt.ahould hav
aid "noatrum ada." .
' Th . weather's most always doing
something : to. give ua poet mortalt wjik
few idea aomethtng to talk about. ,
Murder and erlm I all on read
Iti th dally newspapers now-a-days.
Garval . Star. Tea, it en won't read
anything elae, ; . '' ':
A considerable proportion of matter
brought into courta and -that take up
a good deal of time ought to be thrown
ous soon aa presented. . - t , ,
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Maasachusetta has no room - for
Hearatism," remarks an exchange But
It has plenty of room for "boodllng that
would not discredit Pennsylvania. ,(
When they saw flare Teddy , sail
away th boodler and bummers left
They . thought: , Now w kitten can
aafeljr play; but" behold, thr- loomed
' Atient that proposed gift - of hi
printing plant to th stats by Mr.
Baker, many people will be pron to
quota tb laying, "Bewar of Greek
bearing gilts." .
There will be on Republican In tb
next Alabama legislature. How he
managed to get there should he care
fully Inveatl gated. Look Ilk aom
fraud .In hi case .
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" Th Roeeburg Spokesman say Mr,
Hermann 1 "conscious of hi own In
nocence," and I a much' abused patriot.
Perhapa he will ask .for another "vin
dication" at th polle
Mr. Piatt y hrth senator and
th ooachman have been talked about
too much already. The publle I ready
to forget them If they can behave
themselves, or misbehave out ef every
body' alght and hearing. ,
Foraker ha been long regarded by
many a a knave but If he. la In earn
est In hi design to try to eacur th
Republican nomination for prealdent In
ISO, h must b pricked down In the
fool class also. .
Mayor Johnson expect io have atreet
car operating soon In Cleveland In ac
cordance, with a . plan similar In Ita
general outline to that put forth eom
tlm ago by-Mayor Dunne under th
nam of th "contract""ptn. When, he
flrat took offlc Mayor Johnson tried te
bring In a competing company to op
erate on the straight 1-cent far baale
Injunction proceeding Interfered with
th work of construction to such, an
xtent that llttl progress was mad
until the--principal- lit! gatton -waa -terminated,
about a year ago. Fourteen
milea of track have now been laid and
twenty-four1 cara hav been purchased
and will soon b carrying passenger
for t-cent fares unleaa aom unexpected
obatacl develop. aya th - Chicago
Th Ohio law doea not permit munlo
tplUxatlon of street railways, o that
course a a posalbl Immediate solu
tion was out of th question. Mayor
Johnson wanted th old atreet' railway
company to lea It property to a hold
ing company, to b composed of public
spirited cltlxens who, while managing
th line a virtual - trustee for th
public should hav ne share In th
profit of operation except that thy
hould recelv reasonable aalarlee
Theee trustee wer to tak car of th
outstanding bonds of th eld company
and pay to th stockholders per cent
on $85 for each shar of stock; that la,
Johnson agrd to uae his innuence witn
th council and th people to get them
to accept a propoaltlon for a lea on
that basis. Th . tric fixed for th
stock waa practically Ita aefllng price
on th market.. To secure th company
as-alnst default tn payment, th coun
cil waa to pa a security f ranch lae.
running -tot- l s-- year -na - giving - in
and wa topped back In th spring. 2
alao have- thre . oholo varieties . that
wer atartd from email altpa tn th
spring and topped baek that grew lx
feet high. MRS. ANNA- BAILEY.
. . . Think St aa Overcharg
Portland. Nov. 10. io th Editor of
The Journal Being a regular ub.
scrlher to Th Journal I wish to regis. I
ter a "kick" against th Watm Union
Telegraph compsny, and a Th Journal
la always with th Peopl I tak tha
mean to do so. I wa charged 10 cents
by th company for delivering a me
sage to th Southern Paolflo oarahop
In Eaat Portland. Car right to th
hop end II minute' rid from Third
and Morrison trete , .
Now if that I not robbery wht
would you cell It T I Inclo th nvl
op. I paid 10 cents, as It wa alt I
had with m. J. W, REYNOLDS.
' A Doubtful Victory.
'From the Chicago Trlbun (Rep.)
Th rult In New York Indicate that
th battle will hav to b ought over
again. It. Is well that th majority wa
on th aid of sen and aober govern
ment for th next two yeara, but It ia
unfortunate that th vot wa ao close.
Tb majority ef omthsn; evr. 40,00
..Tom . Johnson and the Railroads
' OREGON SIDELIGHTS.
Sheep-kllllng dog ar active around
Qervala. . - , ' . .
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' Many salmon" in the . I.liti. tpii t
Walla near Milton. - -
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Bom Tlllamookers are making' war
on the town cow. .
Tram pa migrating southward are a .,
nuisance vp-ttoe-vaUey, . '
- "A llttl mor rain." remarka the
Salem 8 1 teaman. If thla. la a little,
what' a Jot? '
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A haychopper near Echo cuta up M
tone day. - Chopped bay makes better '
feed, with. 1 waste ,'
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It (s estimated that fully 1.000 deer '
wer killed thla aeaaon In th mountalna
of Josephine county alone
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-' Quite a number -of strangers and their
families ar finding their way to New-""""
berg, . but moat of them are ranting
houses and Intend to. look around some .
before buying property' and locating
permanently, say the Enterprise, '
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Jefferson Review: Barb-d wire la net
very profitable when W take Into con
sideration Thc.numberet valuable borees
which ar crippled each year by It use.
Farmers ar discarding It aa. faat a "
thy can get Other fence to tak Jta . . .
place ' rr"' ! ..' ,. 7
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A larg potato crop wa raised around lv
Weston thla year, and there la a large
demand for th crop, Weston potato '
having a peculiar flavor and being con.'
sldered about the boat raised in the
Intend Empire, hence they bring a high-
er price thaa other potato, ., , .
A Jackaon, county - man packed 100
boxea of applea In flv hour. , Another
packed 111 boxes in eight hour. Other
record nearly ten fit arreported. The
price ueually paid for packing la ( -
renta a box. Shipper are discovering .
that the quality of th packing aa well :
aa th fruit cut a big figure nowaday.
Albany Democrat: That'a a good on
on - the. SoutfcernPaolleTe- gt-to
Jefferson-on ha to go. around by -
woodburn. Th fare la 30 eente Sev
eral hav caught on end bought Jeffer- .
son tickets, getting off at Woodburn. .'
paying their far to Oregon City, and
than 21 cent to Portland, a total of '
only $1.10 for th Portland ride.'; -
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Beat Oregonian: Hired girls In Pen
dleton ar worth their weight in gold.
Thr never waa uch a scarcity of the
artlcl before.. It 1 not known whether " '
th scarcity 1 du to th car ahortage
It I more probable that Pendleton girl
sre so handsome that they are married
off aa soon a they arrlv at the ag
at which they' may either work or get
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Th editor of the Tillamook Herald
aays h haa nakn ovr th whole me-
r.hanlcal - department of the office, .a .
our foreman got hot In th collar and
quit becauae h wasa t allowed the
privilege ot dictating how the work' of
th offlc should b conducted. -- H
further remarkathat, he "know hi
bualness about aa well aa any printer . .
on the coast, barring none and he don't
hav to depend on e living oul to get
hi work done 'or he can do It hla own ., .
self whsn It com to th snow-down."
Bully for him. - , '
company,.. In cat . of- foreclosure th - -right
to charge a S-cent fare during that
period.. This proposition th company
rafuawd to accept. ' .
Mayor Johnson then conceived th "
Idea of applying hla holdlng-oompany
planto the-Jtcent, far llnee then in
process of construction. A corporation
waa organised tinder the name of the
Municipal Traction company, on of th .
director of which la A. B. du Pont, who f
I helping to value Chicago traction
propertie for th city. Thla company
has- taken a tease -of the- S-een - fare
lines, soon to begin op ration, and will
hav th actual management of them.
All profit in xceaa of a fixed dividend
rat of per cent are to 'be uaed Ut
making, improvement and 'paying for
the property. Tb city wl) hav th
right to tak over th plant at any tlm
after securing .th necessary enabling
authority from th atat legislature. v-
A few months ago the old company
offered te mak a franchl settlement
with th city. It asked for a blanket "
20-year renewal, and offered In return
to sell seven tickets for IS cents, good
for use at any time. Th cash fare
waa to b I cents. In It detailed fea
tures this ordinance wa objectionable
for aeveral reasons. Th company .
wanted th ordinance submitted to a
referendum vot thla fall. Mayor John x
son aald h favored a referendum, but
on condition that It waa broad enough
to settle th question decisively for of " "
against th old company, and that the
company' would agre to b bound by '
th referendum. Thl th company re
fused to do.
It I th plan of Mayor Johnson to
mak th I-cnt far Una th nucleus
of a larger system which will displace
th old company aa faat aa It grant '
expire ,m ; .
for Mr. Hughe I not larg enough to
dispose one for all of th Issues In
volved in th contest. There must be
another campaign of education , of the
kind that waa carried on against Mr. '
feryan In ltt and 1100. ; . . :
Mr. Hearst may with 'reason' eongrat- '
Ulat himself on th tremendous vot , .
he reofllved and on hla ability to mak
the cfiatest a close and Molting one
H Imposed himself upon" a leluctewt ;.
party. A powerful element In that
party bolted him, aa ft did Bryan when
he ran. But Mr. Hearst ha made a
far better showing that Bryan did. He
haa been able partly to repair hla Dem
ocratic losses with votes drawn from
other atiavtara. hllrRmn 'atrVxf""
Th vot In New York cannotje pleas
ing t that gentleman.
' Apparently there ar almost S00.000
parson in New York who think that -Mr.
Hearst Is fit U be governor. It la
tru that a larger number ot persons In ..
th tat thlak h I unfit. But a man
of Mr. Hearst's atamp, who haa bean
abl in ao short a tlm to rally so many'
voters around him will not be dlacour- '
aged by on reverse. He will keep up
the campaign ateadtly after election,
and unless his opponent do llkewle '
they may find that thl year's victory,;
he availed them lit ' ' ,
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