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DAUT AND MJKDAT.'
Oaa ar.. .rt.ao Oaa stoatfe., 9 M
,' A raan behind the time Is.?
apt to speak 111 'of them, on
the" 'prlnctple rtli.' nothing ;
looks well from behind.
DON'T FAIL TO VOTE. 1
, CPP0RTER3 of Mayor Lane
.should make It a point -to get
to " the . polls Monday, without
; , fall, and early , as possible.
The machine, : with a host f of tired
i rwhlps," will hustle out . Its 'Voters
to the last man, and while they will
hurry to the . polls they may not
i ' hurry 1 about. voting, and getting
away. "The mayor, not haTlng an
! ; unlimited fund at his disposal, most
: depend, mostly- upon the" voluntary
i . ' action of his f Heads and supporters.
; Not a single man throughout the
! city who desires Mayor Lane's re-
' election, and who has an In
' good government ought to fall on
' any account to go to the polls, and
. Vote. And go early. Or If you are.
! obliged to go later don't be crowded
ut, '-' ,' .;- v'.;-;. '"."' ' V' '. ;
The, fight tot Mayor Lane .Is won
: now, providing all those who are for
; him "will aurely voto. . Do this wlth
I j out fall. Don't allow any email ex
' i cuse to keep yob away. -The Issue
j Is Important. It Is worth attending
to by every good eltlsen. . - .
A PETTY TRICK,
T 19 difficult to believe that Mr.
i nevun is sincere in nis explana
tion-of - placing ' Mr. Andrews'
W l..t..il Af Hmmi 4m
?,the list of candidates for councilman
at large. Mr. Devlln'a excuse la that
V;tbe -lew. provides ' for growing the
-candidates of one party together, and
so be placed the Republican candi
dates first. : But this is nob the law,
and it is impossible to believe th'at
Mr. Devlin thought so. . The law, pro
vides thaX the names of the candi
dates must' be arranged In alpha
betical order, except those for presi
dential electors and members of .the
legislature. There is no chance for
an Intelligent, man to misunder
stand the law. ' In disobeying It Mr.
Devlin resorted to a measley little
' trick that Is all the more contemptl-
ble because Mr. Andrews belongs to
! a party that has only about one vpte
(In four In tbfe city, and Is the only
candidate of that- party for this
office, while three candidates are to
the voted for. It would only be a
i proper response to such a trick for
I every lover of fair play and obedl-
ence to the law on the part of public
servants to vote for 'Mr. Andrews.
J They couldn't do better, anyway. .'
; INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION "FOR
U v. DEFENSE. ..
F HIGH authority U right, indus
trial America Is dependent on
Industrial education. Education
of that sort is essential to meet
the competition of other nations, was
the declaration at a meeting of the
American Manufacturers' association
in New York last week. The asso
ciation comprises a membership of
' 12,000, who employ 4,000,000 work
men. So earnest was the sentiment
for Industrial training that members
of the association were urged wher-
aref .ppaalbla to-become- n Its-on-the
roards of schools and colleges so as
to become factors la turtheriraajn-
dustrlal Instruction. : ,-7 v .:
. The movement by captains of In
dnstry for' college trained operatives
has become marked, An agent of
the works' was recently at the Ore
gon Agricultural college at Corvallls
offering "graduates of the Institution
positions la the General Electric at
Schenectady, the largest establish
ment of its kind In the world. The
engineering; output of similar insti
tutions and other technical schools In
the east has become the recruiting
grounds of help for the great indus
trial establishments." Whole classes
In a particular course at Cornell and
kindred schools are sometimes taken
en masse at graduation and given po
sitions In a single great enterprise.
Employers nave discovered that in
the colloge trained workman they
have the most competent help In the
world. With such, while the hand Is
telng trained, there Js simultaneous
' -aloproent of brain, and the result
. a finished product. The trained
brain with Its better reasoning pow
ers Is apter help at the works, and
with superior, thinking less given t
it 'Is with' such help that American
manufacturers ' are willing' to pit
themselves agatnst the cheaper labor
of the world with entire confidence
as to the outcome.' Meantime, they
urge that the scientific schools be
fostered and encouraged to the utter
most It the foreign llde of Industrial
Invasion would be surely stayed.
THE city auditor's gross careless-
ness, unless the failure to act
was designed, with some ulter
- . lor motive,' in' not publishing
the notice of election ..ten days be
forehand, as plainly required by law,
leaves the city In a pretty pickle. The
election as to the bond issues. If the
or any of Jhem,wlllbenvalld, In
the opinion of lawyers. Some of
those bond ; Issues relate to mat
ters of much Importance. The city
cannot well -wait two years to vote
on thera. The 'consequence Is that
a special election' must be held, at a
considerable expense to the city, anil
much, -Inconvenience ' to - - voters.
Neither, at a special election, can as
full and fair an expression of opinion
be had as could be bad at the time
of ' a general election, when most
voters go' to the polls. The Journal
suggests that the bond propositions
be voted on, however, jttst.the -same
as If the vote would be legal, so as
to disclose the public sentiment re
e explaining and cavilling
that . can : be enunciated ' will not
change the manifest fact that the
person chiefly delinquent in v this
serious blunder Is the auditor. The
charter aays: ' "The auditor ahall
give ten days' notice," etc It Is true
that the auditor ahall give this no
tice "under the direction of the
council," but It Is especially the audi
tor's business tc remind the council
of its dutjrto riv the direction. The
council's action Is formal, perfunc
tory;' Jhe- auditor Is the one irho
"shall give notice," . i;
- Mrv Devlin has been auditor for
six years, and has been in the audi
tor's office for 16 years. If anybody In
the whole city should have not only
known out kept in mind, that (UIs
notice was necessary at a certain
time, that man was the auditor His
neglect, for a man la such a position,
(s Inexplicable. It cannot be char
acterised In any milder term' than
gross carelessness. ' It an auditor 4s
so Inexcusably : careless In so im
portant a matter, what might he not
forget or neglect If the heavier and
more onerous duties of mayor were
thrust upon hlmf ' : ,
The Journal regrets this occur
rence even though It should Injure
Mr. Devlin's chances Monday. It Is
an Unfortunate thing; for the city.
But we will-have to make the best
of a bad situation and prepare as
soon aa this election Is over to hold
another one. ' .
EUGENE'S PROPER CANAL.
THE PEOPLE of Eugene have
abandoned aa too costly the
- project for a canal from that
city to Corvallls; but they need
not despair of ultimate water com
munication 'wlth Portland. . The
splendid Willamette river Is at the
gates of that city. It Is a resource
for "water transportation that time
will vindicate. Boats once used that
river regularly, not only to Eugene,
but ' to Springfield, several . miles
above. . Nature never designed so
magnificent a stream to lie unused
while a city on Its banks "suffers for
transportation facilities. Down that
stream the freight should float, and
until It does the wheels of eternal
fitness will revolve backward end the
plans of nature lie subverted. !
Whenever, as It must, the federal
government accepts Oregon's offer to
free traffic on the Willamette by re-
moral -of the arrtwr afOregCrrXJIt y7
there will be hope' for generous ap
propriations for upper Willamette
Improvement;. ' Oregon's notable ex
ample of aelf-help will be an appeal
tbaLcon gross caaacarcely resist, and
that body cannot refuse thousands
for the upper Willamette to the hun
dreds that have been the rule. If
Eugene sets her face toward the Wll
lamette and ; constantly 1 hammers
away, water transportation will come
and comparatively soon.
With characteristic spleen the Ore
gon I an spitefully opposes the charter
amendment to bond the city to the
extent of 11,000.000 for parks and
boulevards, simply, as It practically
acknowledges, because It cherishes a
vindictive hatred against certain cit
ltens who favor this wise, beneficent
and necessary Improvement. Its
false Insinuation that parks and bou
levards are principally for. the bene
fit of the rich needs no contradic
tion; ' everybody knows that the
parks, at least, are chiefly of advant
age to the' poof, or people of small
MAYOR LANE'S DEFENSE OF
MAYOR LANE has saved from" wreck the civil service provisions
of the city charter. These provisions were inserted in, the charter
to rid municipal government of the -evils 'of the spoils system.
-. Merit and not political activity was to ,be the crijerfon of public
employment But civil service never did please the spoilsmen.' . . .
It was not strange, therefore, that the council of this city should make
an assault on the system. .And, equally, it -was not strange that 'Mayor
Lane should resist the assault. . , :
The , question arose over the appointment of a Janitor for the city
jail. The mayor recommended an appropriation for the purpose of having
a janitor. The touncil made the appropriation, but themselves appointed
the janitor, and not from the civil service list of men who Jhsd made
themselves eligible by passing the examination. This list of twenty-seven
was ignored, and a purely political appointment .made. The mayor vetoed
the ordinance which carried the appointment, on the ground that It was
a violation of the civil service law. As a matter of course, the council
passed the ordinance over his veto. ' It was an illegal act, and so bold as,
had the cause been "good, to" resemble courage.' . ' . . .. . !
Then the warrant for the salary
the mayor's signature. The city attornejrjdisedjimhaLjtwathJ
TegaTHuty to sign the warrant. : But the mayor had a notion of his own
about his legal duty. - He concluded that it wa hia legal dutjr not to
ign'itand he" did not sign it. " " V; r J.-'..
There was sn interesting situation. If the mayor was wrong,the
whole civil service system was swept away. The spoils system was re
stored. .The machine had recovered its ancient privileges.
', But the mayor was not wrong. He withstood a suit to cOmpel him to
sign this, warrant, which at the same time was the death warrant of the
most important provision of the charter. That was upwards of a year
ago, but the supreme court of the state, last Tuesday, having examined
the grounds of the mayor's contention, decided that the mayor was right
and that the council was wrong. And the' warrant remains unsigned.
- Here was a deliberate conspiracy, by brutal force of . numbers, to
take out of the charter, for the benefit of the machine, what the people
put there for the benefit of the public servjee. .. '. ., , ' ' V J .'
' The janitorship is not the important question. The really important
thing is to be decided next Monday That is, whether civil service is Jo
be delivered over to its enemies, For, the court only decided that this
sttempt was illegal. The people are to decide whether it is to be renewed
when there shall (be no one to question its legality. '.
, The council and Mr, Devlin are in unison in all things that pertain to
partisan methods. " They have always been jn unison. They agree that
this, is a partisan campaign, and that their administrtion will be a partisan
administration. ; They are frank in ' avowing this principle. ' They take
prideviait. v-They solicit votes on the strength of the character of their
partisan intentions. They make" no pretense, in public or private, of any,
purpose to administer the city government otherwise -than in a partisan
manner.. ' ". '.,'-'- ' ' '
But the spoils system is the .very heart of political machinery. It is its
body and life. There are no spoils without a machine, andjno machine
without spoils. , ; ' '
Therefore, the work of restoring the machine by destroying civil service
would be harmonious. There would.be no .friction between the. mayor
and the council on that subject. To suppose so would be to discredit the
avowed purposes of Mr. Devlin and his. fellow machinists. '" -
J Surely' the people have not forgotten the evil times before the civil
service era.,T They remember their corrupt elections; their crippled public
service; the clamor of a hungrjuhorde of. office seekers. They-emember
when the 'police constituted a band of political strikers at the polls,-and
when the campaign and the election, instead of being a rational procedure
for the1 choice of public officials; formed a; scene of disorder, '.confusion
and disgrace.; ",;....'.:"..,' ir.i. . .J.i-.w.--
The spoils system is out of business." Keep it out !. . , , " . .' i
The supreme - court -decided that -Mayor-Lane - did his legal ' duty in
resisting this attack upon the civil service. .Let the people decide that he
did his moral and official duty. , , , . 1 . 'r.. 1
means. And- as to both parks and
boulevards, every Intelligent citizen
knows that they will be of-vast ad
vantage to the city In the future;
that Portland can never become a
fine rttyj without them. Because the
Oregonlan batea some citizens, it
would not scruple to do the whole
city a great and irreparable wrong.
In a dodger for circulation among
the Italian voters Mr. Devlin appeals
to them to vote number IS, and
sign himself "vostro amlco." This
Is too mild for the fervid nature, of
Chairman Cake, .who to a subjoined
appeal to the Italians to vote the
whole Republican ticket 'subscribes
himself, "vostro devotlsslmo amlco,"
"your "most devoted friend.": HOw
Mr. Cake and the candidates do love
the Italians Juat now, to be sure.
What a fortunate thing It was that
these -Imported citizens came to a
city where they ; found such an
"amlco" as Mr. Devlin, and such a
"devotlsslmo amlco"'aa Mr. Cake,
The attorneys and reporters at
Boise can spend a large portion of
the time this summer fliihlng, while
the sheriff Is hunting np new venire
men for the lawyers to reject as fast
as they appear. It la the most dole
fnl farce now on the American
atage.-outclassing the Bchmitz
in San Francisco,
But the judge,
may have good times fishing.
William Rockefeller's Birthday.
Wllltom Roekef'lltr. who by reason
of hl vast wtalth and Standard Oil
connections is a powtrtul factor In the
world of finance. , wn born In Tiog
county. New Tork, May II. 1841. H
was educated in the Oaweg-o academy
and tha publlo achonls of Cleveland. At
the ace of 17 he left school to become
a bookkeeper for a miller. A year or
two later- be formed connection with
a rival flour mill, and at 11 he became
a partner In the.. concern. Inl he
went Into "the" oil buelneae In a modest
way with his brother. John D. Rocke
feller, in Cleveland, v The brothers, with
one, or two associates, built a little re
finery, which thy called the Standard
OU work. Juat after the elvlt war
William went to New Tork to met
eastern aarnt for the Cleveland refiner-i-
. y lift Ik, nM nartnarahlo was
dlaeolved and Its place was taken by
the gtandard Oil company or jnio, wun
. i a l AAA AAA. . Tha nreaent
w . .
company was onranlaed In 1112 with
William Rockefeller as president Then
came the Standard OU company of New
Jersey, commonly called the truat of
which William Rockefeller wa made
vie president Since that time he ha
been Intimately associated with all the
HMl,..lliM. (h. ari mart in MflnaDAlt.
while hie wealth haa Inoreaaed to vaat
proporuena, y.waue - aw name w sun
of the appointee 15. Presented for
aa conspicuous as that of hie brother,
John D. Rockefeller, he la said to poa
sees, a wider, knowlcdfe. In detail of
the 1 treat . corporation whose ' power
spreads to all the countries of . the
world. i. .
The Siren Voice of Early Summer.
"Bj Wllberforce enklns. ,J '
Little areen apples are calling to me
Out In the shade of the plpplnous tree,
. . 'Come brlther, . . ,
,' ' ., - Come hither , .: - ,
. Come quickly to hie," -With
never a thought that we're not
' very sweet
'- Our Julcea absorb, . ; ; " "
What if you do get the cholera morbr'
" - t
Out in the pasture stands Blffer the
- - . bull. ... .. .- .. . .....
Calling me to him from paths that are
. dull, , . .
. , "Come brlther, :.. ' -Come
' Come quickly to me, . -Til
toes you as high as the eld apple
. tree, :. . , ... . ...
' I'll do it up brown, 1 '
I'll tosa you eo high that youH never
Out on the mere sails the ancient frog
Home of tha lush water Illy and frond,
? Coma hither, - . . ...
Come take off youV clothea.
Nor care if the turtle snaps hold tof
v " your. toes.
' Come-cool your warm blood
Out here In. the oose and the snags and
the mud." ' i . r
And there on my terrace fair Luna's at
play, .....v. j " ... ,;.
Calling me to- her in amorous way, -.
"Coma brlther, ? , . , .,
Come hither. " . . -
Come out on the lawn.
'ome out and make, lore till, the alow
of the dawn.
Come Into Love's camp.
Nor think of malaria out In the damp.
' ' This Date In History, ,
1781 John lyooka, governor of .Mas
sachusetts for seven successive terms,
born. Died March 1. 1818.
1819-Walt Whitman, American poet,
born. Dlad March 18. 1881. '
1841 William Rockefeller Wn,
1888 Johnstown flood) f,8 Uvea
lost. ' -- - , , .
181 Body of Jefferson Davis re
Interred at Richmond, Virginia.
1887 Severs earthquake shock felt
in the central states. . .
-1808 Paaoe ef Pretoria. ;
1808 Many lives lost In floods at To
1808 King Alfonso TIlL of Spain
and Princess . Ena of Battenberg mar
- Send It to Your Frienda.
Prom the Helix (Or.) Herald.
' The Portland Journal is going to is
sue an anniversary number this year
that will do Haelf and the people proud.
It will consist of 81 pages and will
contain two pages expressly devotedVto,
Umatilla county, -Its resources and
needs. The Issue wilt run to 80.000, and
the paper bill alone will be about 18.800.
It will be a fine thing to send copies
of 'this edition to your friends In the
east for tt will give them something
to think about Oregon besides deeming
It aa Indian infested wUderoee
Colonel Wood's Reasons
for Supporting Lane
The government or tntsgovernment of
cities la of tremendous Importance.
Cities have privileges to give Juat as
states and the nation have. Where the
nation gives tariffs and land grants and
the state gives . grants. . powers and
franchises, the city also gives Its grants,
powers and franchisee,- and very oftea
the franchise for the use .of a olty'a
streets Is more valuable than a grant of
desert land. . The city peculiarly presses
upon the freedom of tha Individual and
It Is only la the cities that tha disgrace
ful sweating process (revival of medie
val' torture), obtains. To my mind It
la not true that a city I a mere busi
ness corporation, to be handled like a
flouring mill, a lumber mill or a rail
road. It is a sovereignty and with tre
mendous power over the most valuable
forms of property and the most valua
ble of all possessions, personal liberty;
liberty of speech and. thought aa wen
as of acttqn. Under the present regime
In Seattle Jtbay undertake to say In ad-
vanes who shall be permitted to speak
m puniie nsetinn ana mno not, a torn
plete reversion -to tbe-despotlsnrirf ab
solute monarchy, for when any power,
no matter what undertakes to say what
topics may be dlsousaed, free speech is
I am not one who believes in person
alities. I think every campaign can be
founded on questions of principle, and if
It can be, It ought to be. I believe
Mr. Devlin to be an; honest honorable
and courteous gentleman, but I believe
that he belongs to that political party
which Is naturally allied with and fos
ters special privilege and restraint of
personal freedom. It is perfectly true
that Mayor Lena haa done some things.
at the Instigation of his friends snd- his
own Impulses, which look like aa attack
upon personal freedom, . but I oo not
know anything which he has, ever done
which was not an enforcement ox laws
passed by Republican majorities. Now
the question Is, shall laws be put upon
the booka to be enforced, or to become
dead letters? - Are laws meant to be
respected or over-ridden T Are they
I, for one, believe in enforcing the laws
to the letter, and the woree the f&w. the
more I would enforce tt until tha people
cloarly decided whether or not they
were ta earnest In wanting it I do not
believe In' a law which la tha mere toll
gate for blackmail, which Is enforced
or not enforced, according as . the
wretched tributaries pay, or fall to pay,
I believe Mayor Lane is at heart a
Democrat and If he is be cannot poe-
Letters From the
' "Marching Through Oregon."
.ai.-4 w.w aft Tn - tha Editor Of
The Journal It Is unfortunate that
some of-the reeling oewn ,u
and the gray ' still lives, even in the
-. WMml aOinaratlon since the
livw wu...i v - . , . .
civil war. Fertne good of' a unit
V a a W . J M a aalAlll(J
country tneaa oia nwriuunj
be allowed to die out Just as soon as
iwi - .-4 . Bwtfrvihlna' tendlna to
keep them alive should be avoided. ;
Many or tna oiu war - - -come
national and are sung with Ple
ura norm an, - , ----
better be allowed to die Into silence. Its
nothing but bltterneaa to the southern
er no matter where he hears It It
pictures ruined homes, burning eorrt
fields, wide wreck and waste through
i . hia native anil. This
song la "Marching Through Georgia."
Today s program, wnan m, uu
the gray met In peace, mutual for
giveness and the harmony of one coun
try and one flaa to scatter flowers on
the graves of each side of the batae
Una, shot a pang through every south
ern heart when that triumphant war
chant of victory and desolation rang in
thSuppose'the people of Portland should
forever have thrown at tnem the rank
ling memories of: ' V
VHurrah! Hurrsht Ws sound ths Jub-
k Ilea! ,
Hurrah! Hurrah! Ths flag that makes
us free! !- ' . "
So we sane the chorus from Portland
- to the sea, ,
While we were marching through Ore-
gon!" r -
' The memories of a smoldering Port
land would bo to the people of this state
wherever they be Juat what the mem
ories of a smoldering Atlanta are to
the-people of Oeorgia,
In all our national songs the word
"we" should mean the whole-people, not
those of one section arrayed In death
against those of another. What tenda
to keep alive the glowing coals of
civil war should be forgotten.
... , CHAUNCBT THOMAS. .
An Appeal for Right Living.
Portland. Or, May 18. To the Editor
of The , Journat In penning the col
umns of your paper this evening, 1
came across that "lesson" drawn by
Mrs. Dunlwsy. anent the Marie Ware
case. The picture - displayed is a sad
one in the extreme, the prominence of
the parties concerned on tha one hand
and the degradation of the other, adding
rays of lustre or clouds of dishonor, as
the caae may be, to the etchings that
surround scenes in the life of two gen
erations. And. whereas, the remedy
suggested tn stlll ln tha 'offing," there
Is one euggeetle that is here at home
with us and can be Improved upon
namely to make ths government a gov
ernment' of homes. Evidently Judge
Ware would' have made an estimable,
eltlsen In such a government but how
about the other, that brute T And why are
such estimable ladles so anxious (even
under man made laws) to take up with
deserters? 'What can they expeott
Hadn't they better 'stop and think
that their happiness, even transitory as
It surely must be, is at the expense of
snother that once was near and deart
Oh. why do I smile while my sister
weeps? Perhaps If my wife and daugh
ters, as welt as others, had the ballot,
they themselves, aa well aa .others,
would be so -Independent and conscious
of their, own power to take care of
themselves, that all tha designing wiles
of Immoral men would be Incapable of
luring them aatray. But metblnks this
would still . be somewhat snort of tha
Ideal government of homes. If. we are
to have a government of homes the
place to start is In the home, not In
the voting booth. Let us train our
young folks, that the truth is traths
that to swear Is not only not smart
but wrong and vulgar! thatt-to steal
anything, no matter hew small, la al
ways wrong; that a gentleman will al
waysrTemember his mother, respect his
sister snd treat all other ladles the
same; that smartness In a lady is dis
played by modesty and knowing her own
place and keeping It and refraining
from encouraging the street corner
vags; that a man or woman who for
sakes a lawful wife or husband for an
other, not only violates the Jaws ef Qod
slbly believe In prohibition, though It
Is quite possible he may believe In Just
regulation, and if he be really a Demo
crat as I believe he la, he must sin
cerely believe that he cannot depart
very far from a praottcal adherence to
that trSth that the government which
Interferes least with the individual is
the best government be It city, state or
national. No one can auestlon his hon
esty; no one does question it He Is a
tried and proven article in this respect
Graft cannot get by him and ha la ab
solutely fearless. No ona questions Mr.
Devlin's honesty, st least I certainly do
not, 'but I see no reason for making a
change for the mere love of change,
and we do know that Mr. Devlin is a
member of a party and organisation un
der whtoh all monopolies and special
privileges have grown and flourished,
whether of tha city or of tha nation;
and for this reason it is that I personal
ly attach a great deal of Importance to
party organisation, even In city politics.
Politics is a battle and a battle cannot
tie wun without wiriiiy TtnaWaTmYTr
wortnlessrwitfcour organisation, and the
organisation should be for the purpose
of vindicating principles and -not for
capturing spoils. Therefore it Is that
1 have alwaya opposed the sacrifice of
principle for mora - temporary success
and tha sacrifice of all else to the suc
cess cf a single Individual. If Mayor
Lane Is a clean man and an honest roan
and a Democrat believing in tl)S people
and fighting for the people (and I be
lieve he Is all this and I think his record
shows It), then . how much . better it
would be if he were supported by a
courjcll of his own party, committed to
the' same 'principles. Then the princi
ples they represented could be truly
put upon trial and held responsible for
results. -'.. '-
- Dr. Lane stands upon his record and
It is a clean record and a good record.
If be Is not reelected it simply means
that tha majority of the people of this
town do not like that kind of a record
and candidates hereafter will .take no
tice that integrity, fearleaaness and hon-
th city are not wanted. But if his rec
ord bo approved and if Democratic prin
ciples, that la to say. , the principles
which protect the people and give spe
cial privilege to none, are believed the
true principles, then not only ought Dr.
Lene to be elected, but he should be
fiven a Democratic legislative chamber
and Democratic officials in even, nnat
of the cttv government In order that.
uemoc ratio principles may have a fair
trial C E. B WOOD.
Joel Cnandler Har
ris New Magazine
i The Issuing of a new publication la
not always a matter for congratulation,
since from tha days of the psalmist the
mere multiplying of books is In itself
a matter of doubtful Joy. hut when the
publication Is distinct in type, when It
promises to fill a distinct place in tha
world of thought and to broaden as
well as to solidify our national Ufa by
the addition of needed knowledge, then
we have reason for congratulation. ... -
Such a mission and such a promise
la contained in volume t number 1 nf
Uncle Remua's Magaslne. publiahed In
Atlanta.. Georgia and -edited - by Joel
Chandler Harris. . ' '
, The editor says that he proposes to
Issue .a magaslne that will be broadly
and B-onulnely representative-of the best
thought of-tie whole country, that will
aim to remove tm lack of neighbor
knowledge in the north and east with
respect to the south, to deal with the
highest ideal toward which the ripest
and best thought of the . south is di
rected, to represent all that Is good and
true, all that is sane and senalbls. all
that Is reasonable' and Just
That this large Ideal Is not only hint
ed at but confirmed, all who read tha
Initial number must admit. The edi
torials are both sans and snappy, the
literary features are representative of
the best In our present day literature,
and the fiction la unusually good. Maar.
ten M aartens contributes one of his
keenly satirical stories, Charles Fred
erick Holder has a delightfully humor
ous tale entitled "The Maddening of
Smith." and the title of Joel Chandler
Harris's story, : "The Bishop, the Boo
german and the Right of Way," is suf
ficient to make all of us who enjoy be
ing grown-up children sit up and take
'Another piece of flotlon which la of
tntereat to Portland people is the story,
The Schooner Mary E. roster: Guard
ian," by John Fleming "Wilson, editor
of The Pacific Monthly, told in hia vig
orous English and with the subtle facul
ty which characterises his . work, and
which makes us say, with the children,
"Tell me anothef."
- An optlmlstlo and entertaining maga
atne ia Uncle Remus's; and ona which
every reader will wish a long Ufa and
a prosperous career. Ths name . and
fame at Its editor should carry It far
and his cheerful philosophy reflected
In its pages should win friends through
out the country. K. R. W.
and man. but has broken a aolemn
pledge and ' Is not to be trusted; and
lastly, let us sll act as though ws hsd
an Interest in each other, and in ad
ministering the laws that are for ths
common good and tha advancement of
a higher standard of morality and civ
ilisation. Next Monday we will be
called Upon, that la us -men folks, to
say whether ws spprove of men who
stand for these principles. Shall - we
vote for Harry Lane and approve hi
fight for morality -or shall we forget
the home ,apd the boys and girls and
say to the world that mammon la our
God and that the man who tries to do
right shall be turned out Fathers of
daughters and brothers of young la
dles, let us reward Harry Lane ' for
merit and make It easier for the
"Merles" to pass through the streets
of this fslr Rose City, then when we
are gone the fragrance of the rose of
merit rewarded will permeate the air
long -after we have passed away.
.. t r , E. H. DKKRY, 4(1 Jefferson.
, Why The Journal Ia Popular.
From the Echo Register. ' .
Many people In Oregon are friends of
the Oreron Journal because It Is fair to
all sides of a local or general leeue. It
alms to "be a newspaper 'and comes
naturally to Its' own In the confidence
which the publte has In Its good inten
tions. - For Instance, although opposed
to the proposed "free water" amend
ments to the .Portland charter, ft has re
peatedly published" articles from Ita ad
vocates and supporters and cheerfully
gives Information asked for concern-
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' Art's Dead March.
"Music la dead." says Dr. Emll Reich.
And concerts, adds the Musical Courier,
are the funerals.
v , Small Change
' Bourne got In again yesterday.
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Number of trusts busted to dat
Now comes the favorite bride month.
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"Aftes Ufa'a fltfnl ftmr. tha
ty sleep J
. . a a
Mr. D. Bolts Cohen also ran for' mayor
once. , -, , , ,
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The principal flowers baok east so far.
are snowballs. . k . -
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Flowers are evidence that Ood loves ,
this little earth.
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, . San . Franc.joo seams to seed a 4lo ,
tator of the right sort -.
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flnvarnnr TJ11 .ha. la n,.tlri -K,. Ka
doesn't like water in stocks. . ... , ,
j The dof:ated team alwaya has a so
face it can roast ths umpire. . t ; ,
Being a police officer In Russia Is
flay rWrnad acnrln m
.. -. .-,(, ,vaj . '
A Detroit woman died at the" age of .
108 years. Some bad habit overindul
gence In tea, perhaps, it Is supposed..
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Hasn't Idaho an idiot ' asylum that
could furnish soma Jurors that , would
suit the lawyers tn the Haywood ease? a VT . I
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spsre momenta by writing a book ion
"What I Don't Know About -Wild Ant- -mala."
If tt la sll Mr. Devlin's money, the
people will be doubtful about electing
a man who spends so much merely to
get sn office. ' . N
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The St. Louis ' excise commissioner -threatens
to put 100 saloons out of busi
ness that are nearer publlo parka than
the law allows, i ' Why . not move the
parkst They can't vote. v
A man lust out here from Ohio has -
been telling the people of Portland how
they must vote and complaining about
the morals of the oity. - He is supposed '
to be one of Foraker'o lost sheep. .
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The Merrill Herald says Fulton has
made a good senator and If he will con
sent to serve another term will be elect
ed. It Is believed that tha senator can
be Induced to - serve. If ' sufficiently
- ,:: , e ' e v " -"The
body of the Deraylan person wa'a
exhumed and on Inspection was found to
be that of a woman and not a man.
Nobody aeems to have thought of set
tling the vexed question In this way be
fore. ' 1 - -N : '
- The (Devlin managers must be rather -"hard
up" when they get an attorney
who hss been here only a month or two
to scold ths people for not voting as
Boss Cox of Cincinnati, would order
them to do. - v , .
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" The Medford Tribune says Senator
Bourne 'is back In Washington bawling
hia head off for a third term tor Roose
velt" Not quite so bad as that we
hope;', if Bourne ever loses his head,, it
won't ' be on account of his own "bawl
ing." ... ..
Oregon Sidelights :
A Coos bay black bear that was killed
weighed over 100 pounds. '
Seven miles of tracks are being added
to the Huntington railroad yards.
Klamath Falls is to havs a machine -
shop and foundry before the end of the
year. - --V" v .-..'.". ,
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.About two carloads of strawberries
a day. are being shipped from Free
A saloon starved out In Flora In a few
weeks. It. was not In harmony with
the town a name.
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Five erews are cruising Polk county "
Umber lands to ascertain their value .
for the purpose of assessment , V
SJieep np along the Idaho line- have
the big head. There are 'people all
ever the state affected with it
Grants Paaa will have a cannery and
It will be In readiness to handle tha fruit -
and vegetable crop for this season.
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A Corvallls man haa China pheas
ants Just hatched and they require
much attention, as they are difficult , '
to raise. .
Klsmath county people are the '---( m -rK
to make a rush for Southern PaclfltT - I
lands, of which there are 10,000 acres la
that eountv. .
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' Not long ago all the berries In the
MUton-Freewater district were killed, - -according
to report Now a big crop
la .being picked. -
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Peter Locale proposes to bond Coos (
and Douglas counties to raise funds for '
the projected railroad. But wouldn't It ;
be unconstltutlonslt ' , - . . 1
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A new - ps aaeftrer 1 trie - ennctlriir
Klamath Falls with the railroad has
been established. It Includes ths steam-"
er Klamskh to Keno, stages from Keno ;
to Klamath Hot Springs, and there to
connect with the stages now running
between that piece and Ager. .
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Huntington Herald; During the week
thousands of head of sheep and hun
dreds of head- of cattle war shipped
from the yards here.- One band of sheep -r
going out of here numbered 10.500 head.
Huntington has the advantage over .
most shipping points In that It haa good
erasing right up to the gate ef the
A Klamath Indian, speaking for one
of his tribesmen, put In an appearance
at the county clerk's office a few days
ago and Inquired Into tha marriage
license Issued lo Issacs and a -squaw
some years ago. He studied the record
of ths marriage for a few moments, thsn
said tn the deputy clerk; "Me want to
buy Mm back. How mu6h he cost?
Them people- no want to live together
any more." - ...
One of the things that maknai Vale's
people proud of Vale is the way the
town Is building up, says the Orlano.
Every step denotes stability. . Every
building is built with an eye to the fu
ture development of the town. - The
business buildings ere of stone and
brick. No shucks sre allowed in the
buelness district. Fire limits have been '
established. Electric lights are being
put In and a complete water system is
under contemplation. . t , ., -