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PATRONIZE THE PORTAGE
ECESSITV, mother of inven
tion, led. the Open 'River ts
t6cIati6rron In itt worVTof
. perfecting a transportation line from
the Snake river to Portland, by boat
andhe portage railroad. An-dnvest-rnent
of considerable effort and
money has been necessary to com-
plete construction of a railroad from
: Cclilo to Big Eddy and build boats
,.o operate on the tipper reaches of
the Columbia and Snake rivers. The
portage . road s f irstseason--a . jucr
cessful one haT"Just 'been passed.
The new river route has carried thou
sands of tons of freight for the inland
empire and for Portland business
liouses, - at rates materially below
those formerly charged by the steam
road," that "parallels the" river. Every
'dollar 8avsdin,;f reightJtates Jaaav.ed
by the people of the inland empire.
It must be remembered that transpor
tation charges are, everywhere and in
all instances, merely a part of the
price -of the - goodiwTbe cos U-of -a
sack of sugar to the consumer is the
store value with the freight added.
"The farmer! profit on on of wheat
Ms limited by the proportion of ex
pense he bears in its delivery to the
' consumer. . Therefore, the carrying
ichargea, at every, stage of the' trans
portation game, are of vital interest
to both producer and consumer.
The portage road was not built
with a view of taking all the freight
business away from the railroad com-1
paniesv-'-It wat designed as a reg
-, tilator ot lreigbt rates. - Ibis purpose
Is being--accoirtplished.-desptte "treat
roent that smacks of unfairness from
ithVvery producers whose prosperity
it is meant to assure. The crop
' movement, now nearly at an end for
... this year, has proved that the river
! route can and does move freights at
lower cost and with more promptness
'than is done by the railroads.. The
the river route need not necessarily
carry the freight to accomplish its
mission of a lowering freight "rates;
. ; that so long as the portage road op
crates, -and boats on the upper
river run, the regulation of freight
,Is effectedrVhetherofnot the ton-
' rage goes to the river; and that the
railroad, by meeting river rates, will
always retain the bulk' of the busi-
' ness. These statements still stand.
But In the nature of things, the goose
that lays the golden egg will not live
'-. "without nourishment. The river
route must have a fair share of the
freight business between the inland
empire and Portland, or it will not
succeed all theories about tonnage
movement to the contrary notwith
standing. JWithin a short time another steam
toat for the upper river will be com-
j)leted and in operation. The com
ing season will tee river transporta
tion facilities enlarged and bettered in
every way. Tt is up to the shippers to
ee to it that the river route gets a
. liberal share of the freight, going and
FARMERS AND TARIFF.
-QENATOR FULTON was. re
ported as sayinf? rmeritly that
there was" no KreiirVimand for
' cr two ag-, in ih's, portion of the
.country. It may be that he is right,
S to. outspoken and noticeable ex
pression of sentiment, for hen peo
. pie are generally vry. prosperous;
, ' when crops are good and prices for
produce, high or fair; .h en labor is in
' trreat demand and business is boom
ing, they don't think or care much
' about the tariff or about any govern-
rnental policy or practice. Many are
:,' '; inclined to say "let well enough
alone"; and others who look a little
tfeeper'Vnd , know that the present
: ; tariff is not "well enough" think:
"Sufficient unto the" day is the evil
' thereof; just now we are doing pretty
-; writ, fn irpite-o the-tarif f -there is-no
' use in bothering about it trow."
;"' Yet we doubt not that a great many
who are making no outspoken protest
; "acainst the present tarifl are really
; in Javor of revision, and would so ex-
pre themselves 'if the issue were
squarely presented. And ftiey. and
many others who think things "well
enough just now, will be heard from
as soon as a pinching time comes, if
nnt hrfure . , , t . ,-
This-will be especially the case with
the farmers, who are surely if slowly
learning that hjgh protection burdens
them heavily, and protects theni not
at al "When Representative Mc
Gleary, the ultra Minnesota stand
patter, was defeated in the recent
election, manager of his cam
paign saiarto' a correspondent ol the
farmers did . it..' Representative
La'cry of Iowa' was- also defeated
p'arrly because of ' his tttndpatism.
The farmers are "catching on,"' and
while not making much noise yet they
need, but a little pinch of comparative
adversity'to bury the standpatters out
of sight ,. "
' WHAT WILL BE DONE? . '
THE Salem Statesman, .whose
editor is a member of the leg-
H--"--islatnT-and -a -eandidate-'f or
speaker of the house, says:
What shall b dona to the In
dustrie of western Oregon from . pa
ralysis, la a question forced upon our
people by the apparent Indifference' Of
the Harrlman railway system In Its In
ability or neglect to supply freight
car or provide adequate means of
transportation to move., the product of
the farms, the factories and the mills.
It la a serious question and one which
the Harrlman system must answer to
the reasonable satisfaction of the peo
pie e -Oregon or thero will be trouble.
TheStatesman goes on to say that
Oregon has been very favorable to
the railroads in legislation and appli
cation of its laws; that the people are
beginning to think that they are not
getting fair treatment jn j,eturn;that
Mr. Harrjman has western Oregon
completely in iiif "pffwer and instead
of developing this 'great field he is
devoting his energies and capital to
the absorption of other railway so as
to stifle competition and Insure a
j monopoly;- and therefore what are
the people's representatives going to
do, or try to do, about it? '
This influential legislator and pos
sible speaker advises the Harriman in
terests to malce some tangible efforts
to respond to the people's needs, and
declares that "there must be relief
and the people will find a way to get
it if the railroads do not voluntarily
do their part."
.This s all very well, and The Jour
fUl It glad to see that Mr. Davey and
other, members of the legislature are
meins-orrelief; but-slmebomuIfpo break wayirQjp the party ring-
have a definite, specific, practical plan
of legislative action. . And it must be
one that will not only "pass" in the
legislature but that will be upheld' in
thje courts ---
The transportation committee- of
the Portland chamber of commerce
is preparing a regulative commission
in The Journal this morning, and it is
believed this will be a beneficial law,
though there, are always chances to
be taken with a commission. It will
be a good thing if the right men to
serve on it can be obtained. A de
murrage law, if. one can be framed
that will withstand the assaults of the
railroad attorneys, will also afford
urgently needed relief. '
Perhaps other measures may be
considered, but members must keep
in mind the fact that the people de
mand "relief through them, "and
the assertion of the principle' that
the people must be the. masters, not
merely the dumb, helpless patrons of
LA FOLLETTE'S AMENDMENTS.
T DOES NOT take a great lawyer
or statesman to see and under
stand the nature and purpose of
Senator La Follette's amendments to
the rate bill. They were obviously,
clearly, and beyond question de
signed to roakji the proposed law ef
fective to bring about the results de
manded by the people and for which
the administration ostensibly stood.
As passed, the law ' is incomplete,
faulty and weak, and was designedly
made and left so by Aldrich and his
followers. Either the presiderit was
neceivea as 10 ine true merits oi me
measure as passed. Perhaps he . is
sufficiently a partisan to have yielded
to the blandishments of the Repub
lican leaders and "f afilread senators.1
One of Senator La Follette's
amendment provided. for the ascer
tainment of the real value of the rail
roads, as a basis for determining what
rates were "reasonable." They are
capitalized at $13,000,000,000, iut arc
rely worth only about $6,000,000,
yuu. But under this law a "reason
able" rate is determined on more than
double valuation. The Journal has
repeatedly called" attention to this
fact, and urged the necessity, before
the people can-fint-a-ba!tis-for-he
fixing of reasonable freight rates, of
an authoritative and official determin
ation of trie actual value of the rail-'
roads. This Senator La; Follette pro
posed should be done.
. But this Exceedingly , important
thing was exactly what the "railroad
senators" were determined should not
be done, and all the Republican sen-
The "Two Theories of Government
There are two aharply contrasted the
Ortee of sTOvemment. On one theory the
people are subjects, . on the other
they are sovereign. The drift of
history li In the direction of democ
racy. Aristocracy la Europe Is making
Its last treat stand in Ruaala. But It Is
doomed. It la out of Joint with tb
times. It Is under the ban of Christian
..; know that the pi lines uf the Oen
tllee exerolee dominion over them, and
they that are treat exercise authority
upon them. But It shall not be ao
among you; but whosoever will be great
among you. let .him be your minister;
and whosoever, will be chief among you.
Jet him be yqur servant." 1
Democracy with a little "d" Is applied
The. aim of aristocracy la dominion.
The aim oi democracy la service Aris
tocracy regards the people as servants
and their rulers as masters. With de
mocracy the people . ara masters and
they bave servants but no'rulara. It la
remarkable that In those days when the
Caesars were masters of the world there
should have been one democrat to chal
lenge their rlgntta rule and to.prorlalm
the. doctrine of democracy that thoae
who are elevated to off Ice should " be
servants and not masters of the people.
Thla democrat perished 6n Golgotha
Hill. But that was not the end of his
truth. . Today the most progressive na
tions of earth ara those which have
most fully recognised his truth. ''
The great excellence of our own re
public consists in this, that It was
founded on thla Christian theory of
servioe. . It Is the greatest experiment
atora bleated "nay" to La' Follette's
amendment. This amendment, if
faithfully caried out, Senator La Fol
lette says would have saved the peo
ple $433,000,000 a year, which they are
now obliged to ay on "water." And
yet we hear Republican congressmen
boasting of the great thing they ac
complished in passing- the rata-bill-and
even the imperfect law 'that was
obtained could not have, been passed
except for the .votes of Democrats.
Other amendments offered by the
Wisconsin, aenator . w eeailyerj;
torious, and calculated to make the
law effective, but principally for that
were offered by a black-sheep Repub
lican, an anti-ringster and a reform
er, they were incontinently rejected
by the Republican majority. '
We think Senator Fulton, who fol
lowed 'Aldrich's lead, means to do
right and be of service to the people;
that as a general - proposition his
"heart is in the right placed but it is
to beregretted-that he did not have
the moral courage in. this emergency
A HOPEFUL OUTLOOK.
HERE it no reason why the
labor of the republic should
not participate in politics, na-
tional, ' state and municipal. There
Is no reason why labor, organized,'
should not, as Mr. Gompers advised
in his report to the American federa
tion, give battle at the polls for the
rights of the workingmen. There is
no reason why effort in that errand
should prove ineffective, or, as is pre
dicted from some quarters, be barren
of benefit to labor." On the 6ntrary,
the very best news of the day is the
announcement that a great block of
American voters-, after varying ex
periments, successes and failures in'
other attempts, have determined to
resojt to the ballot box for a redress
of evils, and are going to lead the
way by this peaceful means for resti
tution to labor of rights that h is be
lieved have gradually and stealthily
been taken away. '
It is a policy so rational and so sen
sible that the movement, if Intelli
gently led, cannot fail. It is move
ment with a tendency for betterment
of the country and the people. It is
the independent voter that acts at a
purifier, lit calls out bjftter nomina
tions than would be made were he not
a factor to be reckoned with. It is
his influence that does most to purify
and cljeck tbe parties. - Two great
parties are essential to a Democracy,
and party life is to be encouraged.
The better these parties are balanced,
the better for the state. The desire
for the influence and cooperation of
the-independent voter makes-each
party bid for him and his vote by
nominating cleanest and best candi
dates. "The -drppping of the great
mass, of organized labor into an in
dependent group that will vote for
that candidate of either party that
will harken to labor's needs and be
less devoted to graft, is an influence
to clear out corruption and purify
leadership. It i an influnc-th
tendency of which is to cleanse and
strengthen the state and to arrest 'a
reckless trend towaf' danger known
Labor has lite or no representa
tion in legislatures, state or na
tional. Most of the other interests
are-TrrTesentedt there. Withvone
group lacking in legislative councils,
the system can easily lose its equil
ibrium. There can be, and doubtless
is, too much legislation in special in
terest. There is perhaps, too little
now for labor. And there is possibly
too little for the farmer. Labor cre
ates two thirds of the wealth aiid the
farmer feeds the world. As it bat
In democracy that the world ' has ever
The theory la sound to the core. 'But
the application of the theory la not per
fect. Th machinery is defective. It
needa overhauling. There haa been Ira
provement In everything - else, x Why
should there not be lmpoovement In the
srt of government? -
We. would not be content with the
TSTSf ecoach of our father. We have
aubstltuted the harvester for their
cradle, the cotton mill for their loom.'
We can Improve upon the governmental
machine which they devised. W can
not Improve upon the theory. But we
enn rive to that theory a more consist
ent application. Our. republic-la con
fronted by serious evils. These are not
the rsans&f democracy. They are due
tq th elements of aristocracy which
have survived in our present scheme of
government. The strain of recent years
has shown us the weak, places in this
machine of government, and w must
remodel it if it Is to do the wont our
fathers expected of It.
The problem Is to make our govern
ment mora dlreotly answerable to the
people, , so Jhat every quality., of ruler-
ship shall disappear, ana our oriiciais
shall be, not only In name but In very
truth.- the servants of the people. '
Without doubt the Swiss republic has
hit upon the device which Is needed to
keep representative. The referendum
and initiative are Imperative safeguards.
If thoae who would be first among
us are to be our servants and not our
rulers, tt Is neceasary that we should
have the power te make them do our
wilL HERBERT S. BIGELOW.
stood, the vast interests of both have
been too seldom present where and
when the laws were made. It would be
wonderful if, under such' conditions,
things did not get out of joint
Man is a selfish animal, and if, under
conditions as here suggested, those
interests that have dominated the law
making have not-taken more than is
their due, is seems "apparent, it would
be a condition so curious at to be
extraordinary. All this is sound rea
son for labor to rely less on the strike
and the brickbat, andjQ- inyoktlan
organized and intelligent ' resort to
that easiest and best corrective of
evil s rtha-great-Amertcan- ballot;
A - man - named -Hembree whom
most people familiar with the circum
stances believe to be guilty of the
murder of his wife and daughter, by
setting fire to his house, in order to
conceal a scarcely less heinous crime,
but who was convicted by a com
only, has been given an indeterminate
sentence of. 1rom one-to IS.. years.
The judge must have doubts of his
had, but the circumstantial evidence
was exceedingly strong, and most, of
the people jf Tillamook county will
always believe that he ought to have
been hanged. . . .
It It predicted that the govern-
mfntVluirTgaiast StandairdOil will
be won, but that it will be a barren
victory; that "only a very simple
minded person can believe that it will
break . up. the monopoly-? Thatis,
Standard Oil is greater than the gov
ernment Mr. Bryan does not be
lieve to.He think such a monopoly
cannot only be regulated but "de
stroyed." Suppose we try what he
and men who have the tame purpose
and faith can do. . . .
It is all right for union working
men to take an active part in politics;
indeed, they should do so; tt least ati
individuals and . citizens; but they
have to consider whether at a party
they will not be assisting the party
they correctly allege has not treated
Governor Magoon says he never
had a job that was so agreeable to
him as this one of governing Cuba.
Of course not; he never had one be
fore that paid $25,000 a year and per
quisites. Verily the rsilroads have their
troubles also. Within a' few days
floods have done damage to their
property to the extent of millions.
But eventually and indirectly the' peo
ple will pay the loss. ,
... Mr, Hearst says he . tpenLjgjgJZQ
in his gubernatorial campaign. Cheap
enough; look what doodles of fun he
had with the big-paunch fellows.
Judging from the fortunes that
have been made in the state printing
office, it is easy to believe that it hat
been the chief ."pi" counter in the Re
John D. Rockefeller continue to
care very little- who brings the indict
ments so long as he can dodge the
Wat Behind the Timet.
From Grtrtts Pass Mining Journal.
The Oremmlmi, after -coauemnlng-wltlt
contempt the vulgar use of colored sup
plements, funny pages and red Ink head
lines as being accompaniments of yel
lowness, has blnseomed out in a col
ored Sunday edition and IS thereby
placed In an anomalous position; for If
It be true that then features are marks
of off-grade journalism, then the Ore
gonlan has taken a atep dowrtf On the
other hand. If these freaks are a mark
of up-to-date-nea, then the Oregonlan
virtually ronfennea to having been about
two decades behind tha tiroes,
' I ' , ' , - ; -
Letters From ttie
.'am We CaAttet
Portland. Nov. 14. To the Editor of
The Journal. Are the working people
of Portland oattleT It would seem ao,
Judging from tbe way we are treated
while going to and from oyr work
morning and evening. ......
X ara a carpenter and live at Beverly,
near Piedmont I boarded thetji 8car
thle morning (Wedusaaty) at Portland
boulevard; my destinations was Fifth
and. Pine.- Before we had reached Rus
sell street the- car was crowded and
atandlng room was at a premium. Then
commenced tbe Jamming proeeaa a
regular oattle Jamming procasa. The
conductor would ery out, "Crowd up In
the aisle In front. Tbe people were
already crowded as closely as decency
would allow; but they-were good nat
ured and moved yet a little cloaer; and
atill people continued getting on the
car; and again the conduotor'a voice
would ring out loud, '"Crowd up. crowd
up, and make room for these people to
get' on." .. , . ,- ;
Now we were nearlng. Burnalde, and
we all hoped for. some relief; but we
stopped to fake on others, and the clar
ion voice of . th . cattle , Jammer. ..once
more rang out en the mlat laden air.
"Crowd up In the, front; don't be afraid
to gat close together; It won't hurt you:
move up. so the lady can get Inside."
This had the desired effect Tbe peo
ple In the aisle moved simultaneously
and the Jamming process waa com
plete. . 1 '
The foul tobacco breath of men 'was
breathed Into the faces of delicate and
sensitive women; men and women and
girls of tender years were Jammed to
gether Indiscriminately in that ., car
against their will. All thla to start the
day's hard labor with, - .
Tonight the cattle Jamming pr'eoeas
was repeated. '
The thousands of working peopIVwho
ride on these cars know that thla Is
not overdrawn. . i
Now. mayor and councilman Of the
city of Portlarul, the working people
would like to know why we are treated
this way. None of your affalraT
With our' (the people's) conaent.-Tt he
servants, the city' officials have granted
to the atreet railway company fran
chises for the operation of their street
railway. We, the people, are paying
them five eent fares, which are making
them -rich. We, the people, are com
plying with, our part of the eontract
ir one or us should refuse to par this
five cent Tarehe would be put offat
Is the street railway company com
plying with its part of the contract! No.
a thousand tlmea no. Every man, wo
man and child who rides on .their lines
morning end evenings will answer.
No." Thla cattle Jamming procees Is
repeated from day to day,- week In and
In the name of common decency raiN
something be done to give- ua rellel,'
The service Is not only bad. It I brutal.
and now, Mr. Mayor and council of the
city of Portland.- we wlnh you would
rise with the bT; a trek which we have
placed in your hands and say to these
plutocratic street railway eattle Jam1
men, "You must comply with your part
of the contract, "or you get off the
streets of Portland." ' "
.. 'ONE OF" THE HERD.
By J. A. Hart .
-No longer In rebellion..
hly heart Is sstlsfied;
I'm worth a hundred million,
Though it were multiplied.
The treasur!csp-Alature ,
Are open everywhere. "
I own the citadel of Thought
of the aii
The glory -ef the morning, -
Tbe fragrance of the breexe,
The beauty of the flowers.
The grandeur of tho trees;
The stars on summer evenings
Tho ocean throbbing free
These are the richest mines of earth.
Their Jewels shlno for me.
Contentment that rare blessing
So oft to kings denied, -
' And peace, sweet peace, on brooding
Above my path abide.
And better than all riches
Of stocks and bonds to me :
Is home when wife adorns It,
' And children laugh In glee.
And ao you' see I'm richer
T- V. I,,,
likb chaff be.ide tho winnowed wheat
Their wealth with mine oompores;
The mints of earth still clicking.
While centuries shall move, -
Can never coin the priceless worth,
The value of true love.
. Portland's Growth.
From tho Pendleton Tribune. !'
The Journal of Thursday announces
that there were JS4 new homes under
process of construction on tho laat day
of October on the east side of tho river
alone. At no time In Its history have
ao many houses been built In on year
as will bo tho record for 1908.' This Is
partly ths result of the sdverVsement
of the Lewis and Clark fair last year
and also of a natural movement west
ward ' from all parts of tbo United
Tho great resources of the west and
especially of the northwest, are Just
beginning to attract general notice and
tho groat opportunities for tnveatmont
are becoming generally known. Port
land's growth is phenomenal but la lit,;
tie. If any. ahead of that of tho sur
rounding country. The larger our prin
cipal -.city.- and .the mora -large - cities
we can have tho better tt will bo for
every-, farmer,' stockman, miner and
frult-ra'eer In the state.
Wo will all; help Portland and every
other town In the atate, and do it cheer
fully whenever - poaalblo. for the mar
kets aa there. Tho "consumer" are In
tho cities, that is, tho eonsumero of
farm products, and largo cltleo make
November 18 in History. .
Qemrrar-PWIlpr Schuyler," revo
lutionary patriot, died. Born November
1S5J puke of Wellington burisd at
St Paul's, London.
181 Confederate congress met.
1171 Rusnlsn frigate Bvotlana, with
Orand Duke Alexia on board, arrived off
Bandy Hook. '
1S7J Seven persons killed by floor
enllnpae In opera house,. Bacramento,
- lT--Lw-and- Liberty-league' found
ed in Ireland.
1887 Prisoners taken on tho Cuban
flllbunter Competitor released by Gen
eral Ulanco. ,
Contracts signed for raising and
refitting' the ttirte Bpsnlsh warships
aunk In the battle of Manila.
103 United States and ; Panama
signed rnnal treaty. ,
1104 Japanese blew up arsenal at
Tort Arthur. . 1
. HOC Prince Charles . of ..Denmark
sleoted king of Norway.
THE LAW OP
' By Henry F. Cope.
Be not deceived; God Is not mocked,
for whatsoever a man so wet h that shall
he also reap. Oai. vl:7.
I RUTH has many sides: error Is
I born of seeing only one. We
-J -- can"Iay' so muuhUffftrhsale eal
- . the splendid and too long for
gotten truth of the infinite -goodness,
tenderness, and mercy that rules
through all tbe universe as to lose sight
of those' sVerner aspects of moral law
which are neceasary to strong and prop
erly proportioned moral character. .
The truth Is, Infinite love is so great
sa to seem to wear at limes the aspect
of hatred.'- it is too wise to be- weak;
too kind to be always tender, soft, easy
and gentle, tt spe)ka - in tones of
thunder, as well as comforts. There is
a stern and fearful aspect to the un
varying laws under which we are all
living, an aspect which' many learn too
late. . .'-,.
Men need to remember that not only
Is. there forgiveness, there Is Justice.
So great la the love .that is expressed
In law that not the least command can
be broken with Impunity. Evil must
tall on' the evildoer. The relentless law
holds ever, as a man sowa so shall he
reap. The guilty may find , mercy, but
there la no undoing what has been
This is the undevtatlng decree. Bin
sown cannot be uprooted by easy re
pentance la there greater folly than
that of him who sowa his wild oats, his
greed and Iniquity, hoping, whenever he
wills, to check their frultfulneaa with a
flood of. -tears? He finds his. error who
plank on a penltenoe that will give hlra
tne pleasure of sin now and shield him
from Its pains at harvest
Every voice of nature, every Incident
of life speaks of this same law. None
can adQr In the field of thla world the
teds of hate, of strife, of oppression.
Injustice, malice, lust, and shsme and
escape the stern fact that this world is
so ordered that every deed, every word
and every thought is vital, freighted
with life, and hone may know how long
The Christian'! Glory.
The. Rev. Joseph Orlgg London,
England. 172I-1TSI), first a mechanlo
and afterward i a useful Presbyterian
minister, showed sign-of poetlopowr
early In Ufa.- It I said that this hymn
was written when he was but a lad.
though it waa not published until 1774,
when It appeared In th Gospel Mag
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Jesus, and shall It over be
A mortal man aehamed of thee?
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise.
Whoso glories shin thro' endless .day 7
Aehamedo Jesus, sooner far-
Let evening blush to own her star;
Ha sheds the beams of light divine
O'er this benighted soul .of mine.
Ashamed" of Jens! that dear friend
On whom my hopes, of heaven depend!
No; when I blush, 1e this Mr shame.
That I no more revere hi nam.
Ashamed of Jesusl yes, I may.
When I've ift guilt to wash away)
No -tear to wipe, no good to crave.
No fear to quell, no soul to aav.
Till thn nor la my boasting vain
Xhdno, may thla my glory be,
That Chi 1st 1 net aeheawed. ef sael 1
Secretary Shaw on Thin Ice.
" Secretary Shaw has been sliding on
thin Ice for five years. He Is one to
take risks. t He has been dealing with
crises. They, are his specialty. He is
an emergency man. lie believe In an
emergency circulation. When laws will
not bend h Is Inclined to read new
meanings, favorable to tho situation.
Into themi - aays Moody's Magasine.
Mr. Shaw' handicap ha been the same
ss that of other cabinet' officers. He
haa had to make the beet of statutes
that were suitable for our grandfathers
but which have been outgrown and
should have been abolished or amended
a long whtlo ago.
- Condition have mado Secretary Shaw
an autocrat of tho treasury and an ar
biter of the money market of the United,
State. With hi act th currency sys
tem ha reached It last degree of elas
ticity. Without a radical change of
law there can be no further relief, be
yond what ho elects to give. Conse
quently his autocracy may be a short
lived one. Already tho virtu of It is
beginning to wane Remedies, applied
many, time In succession, fall of re
sults. Man discounts them. Moreover,
the evil : consequences of a situation
prompting loose banking Ideal. In that
It glvea banks a claim of a second line
of reserve In tho treasury surplus, when
their own gets considerably under the
legal 26 per cent requirement, I bound
to bring it own reaction. Treasury
relief 1 temporary, for a seaaon, and It
Is forced. What th country needs la
something in the banking Una that
work automatically and 1 not con
trolled by a personality.
Uncle Sara to tht O. O..P. .
W. J. Lamp ton In th New Tork World.
Bay! O. O. P.,
Between you and mo,
Tou've got to brace
Or-you' won't" have, a-place-r-
-, In the next race.
By gum I ' -. '
Tho other side la going some.
" And It will get there :
For fair . s i
If you don't open your eyes'
And get wise - .
To the situation. -
. Wanta a square deal. -
Which it will appeal
To tho people for, and thoy.-.
-rWon't coma your wsy .
rAs long as you lino up with money.
As long ss you let tho great
.. Exert their might
Against ths right, , '
And boss and legislate. -
- This Is no Josh. .
- And take It from mo
That tho O. O. P.
Ha got to break th fetters
Of steel and oil and coal
I An rail and moat i4 sugar. .
If It would reaoh th goal
Of any party anaw'rlng ,
A party's highest call
The welfare of tho people,
The greatest good for all.
Now, Q. O. P., you've got to i
Make good In this regard,
Or you will gat the lemon,
And get It fierce and bard.
Tslking.-snd t you ain't a clam
You'll listen to- your" Vncls Bam,
It shall live- and oontlnue to feeew Its
Nor can we say to ourselves: Wna
Is all this to met I will bear my w
burden, take my own chanoea. and. ll
there be fruit to my aowlng ot tody.
I 'will reap with fortitude tomorrow.
not In separate and walled off fields,
but on a great open common, where too
wlnda blow - free and the ways croie
and recrosa; there la no such thing ao
moral Independence and separateneea.
I may sow by myself but I cannot
reap alone. Others will taate the fruit
age of my errors. This Is the darkest
a y pact of all sin, not alone that It seta
the trend of evil habit and bears for mo
Its. accumulating weight of woe and re-'.
morse. Its Inevitable consequences, but
that no man oan say where my sowing,
shall fall, nor how long the fruitage,
hall go on. Nature, stern and unre
lenting, teaches on of her great le
sons by allowing story member . to
suffer by th wrong of one.
This Is tbe damage -wrought by com
mercial greed, by the mammoth sootal
sin of today, not alono that tt sears tbo '
soul of the, sinner and binds him down
to the level of his lusts but that tt
orushea other live; Its black ataln goea ,
on like a. plague. The greed of ono
means the need of many.- Thus by our
common suffering we learn to make m '
common fight against sin. - -
But there is the other side: the good
Is as fruitful as the bad. The law ot
the harvest holds here; there are no
barren sowlnga of mercy, helpfulness
and love. No man knows how many
generations of kindness, will come from
the single seed of an everyday good
The struggle goes on; the white seed,
of good deed Is choking the blaok. A
man's worth to the world, his service
to society, and hi own inner harveat
every day depend on whether he is put
ting Into life seed true or false, from
above jor below; for no pretense,
phrases, or even prsyers shall avail to
change ths law that as he aows so shall
Little frets call for largo virtues. , ' .
forgets tho weak. .
Revenge gives birth to remorse.
No man keeps up his reputation by
talking about it
i ' .
It is eay to sneer at the goodness
you cannot acquire.
. . . ...
Show your faith In your prayer by
your follow up system.
To, get oven with the wrongdoer you
must, drop to hi level -. . .
The smoothest path it alwayA on th
otherstde'of the road.
Fear more the foe in your heart than
those in the open.
No man la ordalnad of God until ho
lo ready to aervo men. ...
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Peopl who easily boll over do' little
toward washing the world.
' Idle WOrda are hv nn mana Ml
iiivjr are un
Must pf m aro mure, tntiout to vin
dlcate our opinions than to get opin
ions that need no vindication. . ,
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The fact that your creed fits you like
a coat does not warrant you In making
It a uniform for all men. ;
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That prayer rises highest that comes"
from those who bend lowest In service
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Many a sermon I void ef tho water,
of life for lack of condensation.
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People who take trouble by the fore
lock never get more than a hindsight
of happiness. .
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- Some men think they are Industrious
because they always pkk up tho Iron
of trouble while It I hot
It Is easy to get weight of words n
a sermon If you leav dut th leaven
of wisdom, t
Telia of Work of Travelers' Aid.
From tho Seattle Post-Intelllgeneer.
Mrs. Lola O. Baldwin, secretary of tho -Travelers'
Aid of the Portland, Y. W. C.
A., Is In Seattle, working to bring about
an organisation of a Traveler' Aid lo
connection with th local Y. W. C. A'. '
In speaking of tho work of tho or
ganisation In Portland and other citlea,
Mrs. Baldwin says:
--"The Travelers' Aid wss started
through-tlirffort and financial sup
port of Helen Oould. . She Is still toklng
an active Interest In the work.' Ita oh
Ject is the protection of girls who are
either traveling or who aro away from
their homes. During the Lewis and
Clark exposition wo helped l.tOO girls.
Wo have a oommlttee to meet all train
and boats. We Inspect all lodging
houses and restaurant. W keep a llxt
of hotel t ha. are respectable snd tho
that .are cdL l W alao keep in . touch -with
young girl who are away from
home, to keep them from being led
astray. Our work is not rescue work,
it lo tho task of prevention. We also
have a free employment department"
."There aro now Traveler' Aids . In
most of the larger cities In America, so
that a girl can travel alono from ' tho
eastern states to tho Pacine under tho
protection of tto Traveler' Aid."
. Tht Language of tht Law. ' , -
If a man would, according to law,
give to another an orange. Instead ef
aaying. "I glv you that orange," which
on would think would ho what In
called In legal phraseology "an absolute
conveyance of all right and title there
in," tho phrass would run thus:
'1 give you all and singular my In
terest, right title and claim, of advan
tage of and In that orange, with all
rind, alrtn, Juice, pulp and plpCmnJ. right
and e.d vantage therein, with full power
to bite, out, suck, and otherwise eat
tho oamo, or giro tho sams away, as
fully and effectually a I, Uh oald A.
V., am now Inclined to bHKjxut, suck,
or' othsrwlas oat tho same "ojnnge or
give the am away, with Aifavlthout
Its rind, skin, Juice, pulp orCns; any
thing hsrstofor or herelnaftWor In
any other deed or deeds. Insltyiient or
Instrument,, of what nature'" or kind
soever, to tho contrary In anywise nnt- .
withstanding,'" with much mors to tho
same ofrstsi, ...... ..." . ... .1:.. !