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" Attention s the stuff that
memory is made of, and mem'f.
orr la accumulated genius.
Jaraea Russell Lowell.1 ' ,
A CURIOUS EXPLANATION.
rHE Seattle Times, baring wor
ried a good deal over the fact
" that Portland bank clearings
"f , nare anown a rar greater in
crease over last year than those of
Seattle, has finally discovered- that
the reason is that Portland business
men usually pay their employes in
checks, while those of Seattle pay in
cash. Or at least some one baa so
informed the perturbed Times, and
, that-it Is this fact that makes the
difference in the showing in Port'
land's favor.. Neither this informant,
EbwevefT"nbT the Tmecitselfrwbich
seises upon, the explanation - with
avidity, says thaV if such be the fact
it was not equally so laat year. ' It
is not asserted that the employers of
either city have changed their meth
od of paying employes within a year,
; or at all. And without this being
established the reason becomes of
.course worthless, even If it were not
- so otherwise. . Moreover, if employ
ers pay4 in cash they, .write checks
against themselves for : the ; same
amounts as the total amount, of the
checks given to employes if they are
paid in that way. ; The caah comes
from the bank just the same, and
( the same amounts are returned to
the banks' by the people with whom
the employes' deal,, whether they use
checks or cash. -. -. t.' - --'
' - We. "feM lhall to v-kaep "up; their
former ? comparative showing the
Seattle bankers will have to Imitate
the example of the 'Seattle post
master, and go out to all the sur-
, rounding, towns and villages and
settlements and urge people to pat
ronise the Seattle banks instead of
local baiks. By this method It is
said the Seattle postmaster ran his
receipts up so aa to, get ait Increase
of 11,000 ayear"ln"salary;;Tnls was
a' fine thing for him and made a
good showing for Seattle, but it was
hard on ' the smaller ' roundabout
towns.' 7: '' S-?- "J' "A ;
Vh; WEATHER AND CROPS. ;
ADHERE is always something that
- I - may be 1 complained of and
;X'- grumbled at even In Oregon,
but there Is always much more
to be thankful tor and to rejoice
' over. " The weather and its relation
r to and influence . on the crops is
always a surface subject of discus
sion and calculation, and when
everything Is said on this subject
our opening statement remains true.
No season can suit, all sorts of ag
riculturalists, , ana some seasons
won't ult - a majority or perhaps
even many . of them, but when the
year has rolled around we always
find that a good deal of the com
plaining and pessimistic prophesy
ing ,Vwas , not' Justified,, and that)
on the whole the weather has been
pretty good, and a good deal better
than in some other sections of the
country. . " .
'.'There has been a backward and
rather cold . and dry spring, aa un
usual combination, . but , think how
much worse the spring, or the sea
eon called spring in the calender,
has, been back east And after all
the spring's backwardness has done
do great damage. Thep resent June
rains will do some harm, perhaps,
to one or two fruit crops, but will do
many times as much good in other.
. ways, t And so It has been and win
be with all kinds of weather some
of It la bad as to some products or
localities, but oh the whole it is
fairly it not ''very", good.
; All through eastern Oregon and
eastern Washington there is promise
of the greatest wheat crop ever har
vested. - Of course this Is not quite
certain yet, and there will be dif
ficulty aa usual about harvest help,
but the farmers of that region will
reap many 'million in a' few weeks.
If wheat keeps up to 80 cents, or
anywhere near that, the yield in the
upper country will amount to a vast
sum of money to be divided among
comparatively few people, but it Is
'nately distributed alt around. In
i Oregon crops taken alto
: r-Ui above an average,
nor'tjulte that, bui there will be' no
result that can . be , spelled failure,
and aa prlcea for all kinds of prod
ucts are good the reign of prosperity
will continue. ' - .
So never mind the weather, but all
look - pleasant -together, and be
thankful that ' you live ' in ' Oregon
where, if the weather doeant exactly
salt you all the time, you can realise
that ' It Is about the best on the
planet, y . :'; .V v
THE STATE PRESS ON LANE'S
ALMOST all the papers of the
state commented upon the re-
"X election of Mayor Lane, and
The Journal has reprinted ex
tracts from many of these comments.
Thjp Jiurden of them, in Republican
as well as Democratic or Indepen
dent papers, Is that Lane's election
gnows an Increase of independent or
non-partisan .sentiment In this city,
and this Is In nearly all cases com
mended as y good thing, not only
here but throughout the state. We
could mention some two score Re
publican papers of Oregon that take
this view, and not more than two or
three that grumble at the Republi
cans, of Portland for not supporting
Mr.-Devlin more strongly under the
circumstances ' . t::;J'-:-
, Another' sentiment prominent In
these comments is that there ahould
be. and is already, as evidenced by
this election,4- a higher standard of
civic morality; that the better ele
ments of our. cities should, au 4, are
coming to control; that the saloons
should and must keep out of politics
as a combined class and that who
ever is supported by the vtciqua ele
ments ' of a "community, , however
large a party majority he may have,
or think he has behind him. will be
and ought to be beatfen. Party lines,
they nearly all 'say, amount to noth
ing any. more as against greater fit
ness or better character or cleaner
support and they jnean.lt. -
The Pendleton. Tribune :1a one of
the two or three papers that consider
party above everything else. 'It says
Mr. Devlin would have given the
city as "good an administration as
Dr. ': Lane ; - that in i the campaign
Devlin was ''traduced" and abused.
and comes- out of . it "smirched In
many ways,M.and in mingled sorrow
and anger explains the result thus:
There la a sufficient pumber of Be-
publfcaSa In - Portland and the state at
law wl0 desire a Pemocrailo gorr-
aor and marer to elect them. If
Democrat makes the claim that he la
about the proper stuff of which to con
struct a model mayor or governor, there
Is a large contingent of Republicans
who at ones believes every word that ia
said, and that ha.muat be compose of
the material of heroic martyrs,' that Of
course, therefore, his Republican eppo
aent is no good, that the bast Interests
of the city and state demand that an
opposition men be chosen, and that, aa
a citlsen thoroughly Imbued with pa
triotic Impulaea, he must ahow his de
votion to a great cause by supporting a
"non-partisan' candidate who himself
never voted for a Republican. -
If this were to be taken seriously.
It would b an Insult to the intelli
gence and, patriotism of thousands
of Republican vptera who have re
peatedly, in tal .elections, carefully
considered the - opposing candidates
and all the conditions,' and voted as
they believed it'was to their Inter
est and their duty as citizens to
vote. With' the Tribune, the main
thing, I It not the sole thing, is
whether a candidate la a Republican
or a Democrat. The party tag set
tles everything.' ; These voters have
outgrown and risen above that plane
of political actios, and make party
subordinate to the public good. And
nine-tenths of, the Republican papers
of Oregon approve them for it. ,
SUNDAY SALOONS HERE AND
ST. PAUL got ahead of Portland
by a week In' the matter of
closing up saloons on Sunday.
The lid was on tight through
out the 21 hours of last Sunday in
St. Paul, and It is expected that this
win be the regular order of the first
day of the week in that city hence
forth. So It is going to be hereafter
In Portland, perhaps. ' We shall see.
If the matter Is to be tested in the
courts let It be done quickly, and
get a decision. We are under the
Impression ; that ; substantially the
same Issue has been decided by the
supreme court lately, though it was
the state local option law that was
Involved In that case. That stood In
the court,' aa against a local charter
law, and we see no reason why the
anti-Sunday law ahould not also pre
vail as against a charter provision,
though such a reason may exist It
Is fof the courts to say. But It the
saloons are to be closed on Bunday,
let it be done, if the law for that
purpose be good, and let us not have
any,, false motions and i pretenses
about ;1U This is the policy that
has been adonted or Is beina adont
ed by1 many of the most progressive
cities of the country. The purpose
Is not to Interfere with personal lib
erty' or to make a Puritan Sunday,
but to repress for the weekly rest
day business that la obnoxloua to
a very large proportion of the people.
It will be of considerable lntereat
to Portland In ' thla . connection to
know whether it M the design of
district attorneys of - adjacent dis
tricts to enforce the law also. Clack
etnas' county lies cloae to Multnomah
on one side and Washington county
on another, and of course the slate
law applies there aa ' welt aa here.
and the duty of the district attor
ney is the same. And there no char
ter provision renders the validity of
the law doubtful. ' In one sense It
I's none of Portland's business what
Is done In those counties, but they
are 'so "near " to" this' city that , it
cannot help 'having an Interest . in
the matter. We" doubt not that 12 it
were left to a vote of the people of
either of those counties they would
decide overwhelmingly in favor of
closed saloons on Sunday. The dis
trict attorney of that district is
doubtless considering the matter, for
Mr. Manning's move In Multnomah
county must have called his atten
tion to the Jaw. ,
CARE IN CORN CULTURE.
tl is estimated mat tne corn crop
of Iowa" thlsyerwill JeaboutI
J, 68,000.000 bushels more than
f last year, and credit for this
Increase Is given to a professor In the
agricultural college of that state,
who has for several years carried on
a campaign for the use of better
seed corn and better care of the
crop. - He has taught the farmers of
Iowa and adjoining states that, their
crops could be increased by a con
siderable percentage by careful se
lection of seed, and results for the
past year or two, as well as this fall,
have proved that he was right. He
did not do this by . staying at the
college and lecturing; he induced the
railroads tb furnish transportation
and' went out among the farmers,
talking with them tae to face, and
impressing his Ideas upon them, with
the result that their income has been
increased many millions of dollars.
In the process of selection the best
stalks are marked and from these
the best ears are picked. The scien
tist studies all conditions until he
knows Just which stalks are the most
promising, and the selection of the
ears Is made in the earns manner.
In this way a variety Is produced
which can be depended on to yield
more corn for every hill in the field.
Distribution of the seed enables all
farmers to get the benefit of the
work done, and the aggregate result
Is astonishing. -Y ; " I ,', ' '4
. ' Oregon is not a great corn-grow
ing state, but the amount grown is
increasing annually, and it may be
profitable In many localities tb raise
more corn, for it not onlymakes ex
cellent feed for stock, but the ground
on which it is raised Is left in a
good condition for some other crop.
This process of selection ahould be
adopted by corn raisers in Oregon.
The results . will amply repay the
effort-.. ,'r- -v- -r
8ome of the old corporation-
serving senators are contemplating
the "basing" of Roosevelt, it ' he
should be sent to the senate after
his term aa president expires. They
may find considerable pleasure In
anticipation, but would very aurely
be disappointed in realization. - If
their hazing of La Follette was g
humiliating failure, how do they ex
pect to have a lot of senatorial fun
with no unpleasant results to them
selves out of Roosevelt? :
That old fogy newspaper, owned,
it ia supposed, by J. J. Mill, alludes
to Seattle as "the great distributing
center of the far northwest." After
the north bank road is completed to
Portland. Mr. Hill will probably In
struct the old dead-and-alive St
Paul paper to get a map and dis
cover this city. . ..'''i',' '
Senator Knox, remarks the Phila
delphia North American, "has given
Pennsylvania the first respectable
representation it has had for a gen
eration." Evidently the N. A', has no
bouquet to cast at the foot of the
Quay monument, ' , '. . ; , . t
-. ' ''
.' Ohio courts are trying to decide
whether a goat Is-legally a aheep.
Haven't the lawyers ever read the
Bible? But. they might prefer to
leave the question to the Chicago
packets. -'',"''' . '
. Schmlts, having been convicted
and being confined in Jail pending
sentence, can any Saa Francisco
Judge determine whether or not he
Is still mayor? , ' :,.-',
Never mind if the fiesta usee up
every blooming' - rose In Portland;
there will be millions more a tew
days later.'-, i v- ' ''
' ;.-.' , Too Safe, r '
Uutf would be more popular If a ma a
could break his . leg or sustain a few
internal injuries Wttlie awaylnc 1W .
Letters From the
Y To Initiate Bill for U. of O. .
Portland, June 14. To tho Editor of
The JournalIn answer to the letter
of J. O. Lunmtf, appearing In ya
terday'a Journal. , I will aay that the
friends of the atate unlveralty ' will
not deny the people of Oresoa the
right to vote oo that 1 121.000 . appro
priation bill beoause of certain lsl de
fects In the referendum . petitions. - If
the courts decide that these petitions
are Invalid, the friends of the univer
sity will brine the qucatton up before
in Town oi ne aiaie in ine rorro oi
an Initiative bill, at the next general
election. The people have the rlsht to
wiui men queaiiona aa tnia ai in
polla, but the Initiative praaents a bet
ter and a aafer method of aettling the
queetlon. The referendum would' only
serve to cripple the university tempor
arily, while the Initiative would bring
aooui a solution or tne queatioa tnat
would' be aatlafaotory to ail oarties
concerned. . ' ,
The university has ' taken tio steps
In this matter of the defective peti
tions.. The secretary of atate, acting
unon the advice of the attornev aren-
erat. has refueed to accept them. The
penning- litigation is Del ween the pro
moters of the referendum and the aec
retarr of state. Slnoe the oueatlon of
the validity of the petitions has been
raised, any attorney may appear in
court when the mandamus proceedings
are heard and It la quite likely that
certain attorneys who are friendly to
the university will raise the question
of the omission of the "warntna?
clause" from the petitions. The uni
versity s not responsible for the de
lects in tne petitions or ine rerusai
of the secretary of state to accept
them . and should aot be- blamed for
the present muddle. -
The advocates of -- the - referendum
are the responsible parties, for they
unnenoos 10 a raw up tneir petitions
without a certified copy of the appro
priation bill and without the services
of a well Informed attorney. Thev
are now endeavoring to blame the uni
versity . for their . palpable blunder.
. U. N. kvAHTHUB. .
, By Ell Wheeler Wilcox.
All ever Europe the tip la a necessary
part. of expense, and he who tries to
save ou-tla giving Is "pound foolish and
penny wise." However one may object
to the system It Is not the time or place
to try. to institute a reform by refusing
to give, v .-. :
The omnibus and car conductor will
be a franc's worth more considerate of
your comfort If you expend 10 centime
or even ( In a tip. They will be sure
to let you "descend" at your street. The
fare In publlo conveyances In Europe
is often only 4, sometimee only I cents;
therefore, the tin need not be considered
an extravagance. .
Tne errand bey and girl, ! the halr
dresser, and In fact all the people who
serve you In aay capacity expect their
One youns man told me be had riven
up the idea of taking a position offered
him In a first-class house In America
because he was Informed that no tip
were given In that line of Industry. v
.He asked me why this was the fact
Americana are so-canaroua ha. alL
"they spend their money so freely, sure
ly they do not begrudge the little pour
bolrer When r explained that an American
working at the same profession would
feel offended at the offer of a tip he
could not understand the point of view.
"But It Is because the young Ameri
can feels he Is as good as the best" I
said, "and a possible president or mil
lionaire, that he does not like to be
treated in this manner. Ha wants his
salary raised by his employer, but he
does not want tips from customers."
"Ah, yes," the youns man sighed.
"But you see. here it Is different Once
a worker, alwaye a worker. We know
our places and are glad of every little
help- which enables us to make our
economies." . , . . .
An American chauffeur haa awrlt4
considerable comment by his refusal of
tips In Paris. His employer, an Ameri
can, handed him a commission on the
purchase of an automobile, which the
young man negotiated with much finesse.
When salary day arrived the amDlover
was surprised to find that the chauffeur
had e red 1 ted him with the commission.
He regarded It in the nature of a
..,'1 KIHl B V, UWU ,V
Or course a v
oung man with that
view of life will
not long remain an
employe. He will sooa be in a position
tc bestow favors himself. -
As was said In the beginning of this
article, .tip giving Is a , necessity In
Europe, and it Is folly ta' undertake to
change existing conditions by scolding
or by playing the miser.
But the ystem Is all wrong itr this
age of Intelligence, and It hlndera the
best development of humanity.
It eneauragos greed on one hand and
servility on the other. . -
Any one wno nan visited the coopera
tive association at Brussels or Ghent
must realise the difference in the Stmne.
phere and attitudes of those workers
from the outside tollers.
No tips are received there. It la not
necessary. - i
In the various shops and restaurants
the employes feel they are Joint pro
prietors and that whatever patronage
you sive ins ousiness means a eerteii
amount oz pront to them.
No one would think nf tlnnlne tb am.
rrletor of a large business house or ho
el , because he showed a customer a
Just so these emnlovea in the eoonae.
stive societies sre part proprietors, and
It is to their Individual Interest to make
tne Duainess go.
Surelv the trend of sunk mnAttlnna
is for a nobler manhood and woman
hood than those prevailing In the busi
ness world at large.
The tip Is a survival of past ages and
ought to be done away with.
ft belongs to monarchies and ahould
not be popular In republics.
Yet France and Hwiuerland are re
publics, and nowhere Is the tin a mora
wnetner Kings or- presidents rule,
whether this party or that Is In power,
the tip goes on forever.
Cooperation methods offer the only
cure of the evIL
, speed them, them :. - - v , ,.
... ' Bobolink la Maine. . '
, From the Bangor No wa.
The arrival of the darling of tho sum
mer fields In Maine was not delayed by
eold . weather or adverse winds or
spasms of nolle or strikes. It Is seldom
that the- bobolink comes to eastern
Maine before May 15, and in this cold
end belated - year of 1V07 there were
two rollcklng and mad male bobolinks
rattling off their drunken melodies In
the eold fields of Brewer In the middle
of a eold and windy forenoon. They
were In full wedding coatume as they
flitted from dead weeds to tree tops and
one eould fancy that some of the wed
ding rice was still sdberlng to their
However much the rice planters of
South Carolina may complain of the
ravages of bobolinks among their crops,
here In Maine these birds are inoffen
sive and more beneficial than other-
wine. Though a seed eater when gath
ered in flocks, the bobolinks at breeding
time are Insectivorous in the main an
work much benefit to agriculture b
destroying moUis and worms. Bush
seeds aa they may eat are taken from
the heads of dead pigweeds, goldenroda
and other .harmful nlants,. . - , .
The laws ef Maine, which give con
tinuous protection to bobolinks, are wise
and should be enforced. There le no
more sociable and delightful bird to
Maine than this red bird of Louisiana,
rtcebtrd nf the Carolina and bobolink
ef Mew Singles,
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"V "About .
From Its close association with the
drama of human history, the rose has
a peculiarly Intimate place In the affee
tlons of the race. Moreover, this ' Is a
blossom whloh endears Itself to the
heart no tender nursling, ' but a' Vig
orous, , study outdoor creature, which
generously breathes Its fragrance out
upon the air td bless all mankind. In
the remotest . wild ' places the tender
blossoms of the wild rose uncurl te the
sun and . the fragrant brier flings Its
dainty pink banners to the breese. ' :
Romance and history oluster around
the fragrant - rose. For SO ' years In
England during the" fifteenth century
the rose was a symbol on bote sides of
war bloody, cruel war every Lancas
trian with his red rose, and every one
of the York side wearing a white rose
In his bonnet There Is a gracious tra
dition that when the war was at laat
ended by the marriage Of Henry VII of
ijancasier to cusaoeia k iur, a roe
bush ,whlch during the conflict had
borne roses of both shades now blos
somed forth with roees which had pet
als of mingled hues. - Such a rose la
known today and bears the name of
the Tork and Lancaster rose.
If, as suggested, the Romans carried
the rose of cultivation Into England and
perpetuated were tneir custom or plant
ing the rose over the graves of their
dead as a symbol of immortality, the
roae was even then xreigntea - wim a
wealth ef tradition. , ' '
' A , Rmimantan tradition. BS told V
Dyer's "Folk Lore of Plants." curiously
accounts In this way for the origin of
the rose.- One morning, just at the pen
of dsy, -wben " the Surf" came; up, -lie
stopped to sue upon a beautiful prin
cess sporting In the laughing waters of
the sea. He was entranced at her
nte not set anr tonight after all.
apd try a real dry Sunday.
, m - - - . -
Schmlts says the judgewe preju
diced. So It seems, was the jury.
f 1 .., e e -- -
irii. tinrXvk end thistle eroD rem
ises to be as bountiful as usual. .. , ,
. ' . e e '
Mllwaukie Isn't as big as Portland,
but ought to behave as well on Sunday.,
A Minnesota bishop Is named Blorge.
But speaking his name Is not considered
profanity ; . ,'.,'-,'
'A lot of people will want a drink a
good deal worse tomorrow than It the
saloons were open. ., , ..
'A society woman who took up a
poultry raining fad set a duck on a
quart of goossberrles. , . .. , .
. ' e e
Nobody . "menttone Ex-Seeretary
Shew any more. But what does he care,
with a salary of ITi.OOO a year?
... ,-. e . e a-
Orchard may expect to get free after
awhile and make a fortune in a show
ss the greatest criminal on earth.
,- ' - e e ''
Men have grown from boys to elderly
men in Portland and never seen sa
loons closed In It on Sunday before.
; - ... e, -. ,.
' Mr. Bryan and Senator Beverldge are
still debating in a msgaslne, but no
body has been convinced by either of
them yet ..r ;
' It is supposed that Anthony Corn
stock while in Paris will steer dear
of the art museum a and keep in his
room sfter twilight . v
..,-- e e . -"Few
people are as.' Well as they
look," says a medical advertisement
If some people are more III than they
look they must be badly off Indeed.
e - ;
Next week will be Portland's busy
week, but this does ' not mean that
visitors should keep out but on the
contrary come In and enjoy themselves.
Ninety-nine people out ef 100 - who
"pack a gun" nave no good use for It
and no proper business with It - Shoot
the guns metaphorically, not literally.
It la charged against the new mil
lionaire senator from Wisconsin that he
eats pie with a knife. But be may
only do this In publlo te show -that be
Is a champion of the common people. .
To a Malcontent. ' v.',
By James J. Montague. "
Oho! Ton want to be a meat Tou're
" tired of apron strings. , ; v
Tou think H'a time that you began to
sit up nights and things.
The duties mamma often asks are bur-
: densorae to do: .
One weary round of dreary tasks Is all
life means to you. Y
Games swiftly bring satiety and play-
things seem to pall.
Ah! How contented you could be If you
were not so small! ..
Tes, poor old ohapt It's pretty tough to
be a boy, I know;
There Isn't nearly fun enough along the
road you go.
Tou have to rise before the day . Is
scarce begun and then,
When you are busiest at play. It's off
to bed again.
And some ones always on the spot to
tell you not to do
Some little thing exaetly what you
Just Intended to.
And yet to live In that fair land that
you so long to leave. -TO
know your games, to understand
"pretend ins?' to believe
That goblins flutter down the night and
dance outalde the room
With firefly lamps that softly light
their footsteps through the gloom i
The grown-up men who - now appears
so fine and free to you "
Would gladly trade his many years
for yours that are so few.
'' This Date In History. f 7
14 Frederick II. last male of the
house of Hapsburg, killed in battle with
HrAZH Trier killed. ' '
1847 Marv of Scotland defeated at
Csrbernr hill.. -
J ueorge . moo rax iveniucsy
became eecreUry of the treasury. .
IMS James K. Polk, -eleventh presi
dent of the United States, died. Bora
November J. 17. ....-..
H8l William Dennleon. war gover
nor of Ohio, died. Born November II,
1888 Emperor Frederick, of Germany
'lt'l President Harrison proclaimed
a cloae seating season la Bering sea.
14 Kraetus Wlman convicted of
forgery In New, Tork City.
im -Tidal 'wave swept coast of
Japen; thousands of lives lost
lAtt House of representatives passed
joint resolution for annexation of Ha-
W8 Richard P. Bland, noted free
sliver advocate, died. . Born August 11,
100 Prince drf Joinvllla, last surviv
ing son nf King Louis Philippe ef
1101 Peter Xarageorgevltch became
king of Servia, assuming title of Pe
ter X "
Trorn The HI. Loull OloberJemBcrsX I
Mr. Bryan says he Is not dictating the
affairs ef the Pemocretlo party. What
ean a man do when a party proclaims
him to be matchless. Indispensable, In
fallible and triumphant, even when
llekedt '. i
beauty, covered her with kisses and for
got bis duty. Once, twlee, thrloe Night
advanced to take up his scepter and
rule over the world, and still the Bun
occupied the sky. Then the lord of day
changed the princess to a rose, and this
Is why the rose always bangs her head
and blushes when the sun gases on her.
: The two flowers which are from ear
liest times dedicated to the Virgin are
the Illy and the rose, and these em
blems are used In this connection in the
earliest statuary. .' . v
The lastltutloa of tne ceremony of the
golden rose la one of the oldest observ
ances of. the Roman Catholic church,
which is still followed. This ceremony
datea from the year 104. under the
pontificate of Leo IX. Thla pope, wish
ing to establish his right of patronage
over the monastery of the Holy Cross
la Aleaee, exacted from It every year
a golden rose. This custom still ex
ists and the rose Is blessed by the pope
on the fourth Sunday la Lent For
merly In the solemn papal procession
of the day the pope carried It In his
lejft hand, while with hie- right he
blessed the people. It is usually pre
sented to the Individual or the city
which during the year has best de
served the favors Of the holy see. The
rose weighs two ounces and was for
merly colored red te typify the blool
of the Redeemer shed lor bis people.
It is now made only In pale gold. The
gold, ss the noblest of metals. Is In
tended to represent Christ, and the fra
grance of the rose refers to his resur
rection. The republic of Venice; which was the
birthplace of several popes, possessed
five of these roses In the treasury of
St Mark's church but during the wars
they were lost or stolen.
v Oregon; SideKglits
Wheat aold la Pendleton for II cents
a bushel. -f , i. V .
.,,'. ,.'- . -"Ths
Boaeburg council has ordered a
lot of sidewalks built -
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' A town site Is being laid out at Otter
Kocx, in Lincoln county.
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At the late election Marshfleld east
tit and North Bend 101 votes.
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Free water Is to have a water supply
not free but to cost $11,000,
, .. . ;s ' ,'.
Harney valley" ueoule are confident
mat may are to get a rauroaa soon.
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A 'Wallowa man haa some apples that
are as sound and firm, as when picked
last lait- , -, . ,
-Some rye on Beaver creek. In Lincoln
county, ia T reet s Inchea high, with
beads in proportion.
Foodstuffs are excessively high and
help scarce on Coos bay, but two North
Bend eating places still set up meals at
z cents. ,
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A Klamath man lost a purse contain
ing several hundred dollars in Medford,
out an nones i man round it ana
turned It to tho owner. . i
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The horse . market Is very lively at
Burns at thla time, and many buyers
are ia that section.- Horsemen are get
ting oig prices ior tneir stock as a con'
sequence. ... .
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"Umatilla eounty and the Palouse -will
harveat the largeat crop of grain la the
history of wheat raising In - tbsse dis
tricts, mis year, saia Aiva ieacn. gen
eral agent for the Kerr-Giftord company.
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A Crook eounty dry land farmer no
ticed quite a wet spot and upon digging
uown aooui wires reel sec urea a now
of pure cold water that furnishes an
ample supply for all domestlo purposes.
e e . .
very day brings strangers Into Vale,
says the Oris no. We have the first
to see tnat does not prophesy a bright
future for this town. The stonemasons
stated they have never worlfed In a bet
ter duality of atone. -
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The Harney country will be one ef
tne nrst to oe tappea or any really new
line of the Harrlmnn system In Oregon,
says the Burns Times-Herald. It Is
bound to come and we therefore have
no occasion to become discouraged.
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Alfalfa cutting is now going on ' In
tuit oiasi in tne aieaaows ana uutter
creek country, . a heavy crop being re
ported for the first cutting. It Is said
to be one of the best alfalfa years in
the history Of the country.
, .- , -; . e ( e ;. :; '
Rain . Is the order for June at The
Dalles, says the Chronicle, and
for the past Ave years has ep
peered between the Ith and 16th. For
three years It has appeared on the 11th
and in 101 on June llth .11 Inches fell
and on the ISth Ife Inchea. In 104 .11
fell on the llth. .
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Speaking of a visit to a strawberry
patch, the Albany Democrat says: "At
an early hour the yard wae full of men,
women and children. - Some came 10
miles and one man came from the state
of Waehlngton, 200 milee. There were
100 people picking berries at one time
and all on a three-acre yard.: This
three-acre tract Will elear 1600 or 1600
this season and It cost the owner 141
aa aore. ,. ' . ; .
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There Is a dog in North Bend, says
the Harbor, that knows about every
thing. Not only enough to "almost
talk," but knows enough to talk, to
sing, to detect counterfeit money, tell
colors and do the -hundred and ' one
tricks that a Whole dog show usually
does. The owner offers to wager 1200
and his doc against 1200 and anybody's
dog that "flchnlder" can do mora trtcke
and do them better than any dog on the
coast . . . . . i,
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Notwithstanding the severe f reeling
last winter which destroyed the fall
sown grain and In spite of the soarctty
and high price of labor, the farmers of
Sherman county have doubled their en
ergies and have re sown almost the en
tire eountry -this spring. The new grain
is shooting"- up and with favorable
weather conditions there will 'be an
abundant harvest, although somewhat
late. .. The fruit crop also promisee to
be a success.
Old Fishing Kit,
Old fishing alt. yu're dear to tne.
There's many an hour of ecstaey '
We've spent together, you and I,
On mountain stream, with rod and fly.
We've watched the speckled beauties'
In shady nooks, 'neeth fhoasy banks.
Content Were we for hours to sit
Old fishing kit. ,, t .; . ,
And thsn along the brooks we'd wade.
First In the sunshine, then' the shade,
Tilt near a quiet pool we'd kneel.
A east, A splash I And then the reel ' ;
Would cllok as though to say, "Look
Ah! Money eould jiot buy that trout! i
tou wen remember now he bit .
Old fishing kit! -, v
Don't think because I'm working hard '
5 hat you're forgotten, dear old pard.
ow spring is here sod soon we'll meet
Far from the elty's dust and heat -And
whip the brook to heart's content
Each happy hour shall thus be spent,
Until He calla we'll never quit ,,,
Old fishing kit! - l, ,
, , , reaenoa at. x
Girls Whb Deceive
TKejr Mothera .
By Beatrice Fairfax. . P
I wonder If the girl who ia deceiving
her mother is ever really happy 4n the
deception. By His I mean the girl who '
ia receiving attentlona from some man .
and hiding the faot from her mother.
No girl with any senae of honor can
be happy- In those circumstances. She
may do her best to persuade herself tffat :
she Is doing the right thing, but deep
In her heart she knows perfectly that
she la not v -v . ..
The man. of eouree, will tell her that
there Is no barm In keeping things from .
her mother. -Any man can argue very ,
persuasively when a girl la Interested In
him and Invariably he wins the argu-
mwt ,;.... , '.".;VV
. There is no one so easily swayed as ,
a yrung girl by the first man who flada '
ber attractive. I want you to remember
this, girls, and never ke anything
front your mothers. The roan who urgea
you to meet him oo the sly -and to de- -celve
your mother. Is a bad man.
I know that you feel quite capable of
Judflng for yourselves in- matters of
this kind; all girls do, but a young glrl
ia la 4angerpua watera the moment she
begins to bide things from her mother.
There. Te no one In the world who' has
your Interest so at heart no one so un
selflflh and readv ta aacrlflna hareelf -
for your happiness. , Do you think It fair
to repay ner oy asceu ana aisooeaiencer
It you cannot bring a man to the .
house end Introduce blm to your mother,
there Js something- wrong about him.
The man whose intentions toward iu
ere honorable will be only too glad to
meet your parents and win , their ap
proval. . , .
. A great many very unhaonv marrlaee
might be averted if girls were only more ,
reauy to conriae in tneir roomers. There
Is not a mother in the world who would
approve of her daughter receiving the
attentions of a married man. And yet "
I am sorry to ssy a good many girls
do form friendships with married men.
A girl I1 hv, "I did not realise
that he wae paying any special attention
me. - j inougni ne was just tTtenuiy."
Now, that la not the truth and every
girl knows It. Any girl knows perfectly '
when a man talks to her whether he la
talking In a purely friendly msnner er
whether he is making love to ber.
Most girls are quite ready to confide
their love affaire to each other. Why,
then, should they be so anxious to bide
them from tholr mothers! : i
It Is not at all an uncommon thing
for girl to set ber heart on mxrnlni
a man whom her parents find most un
suitable. Five years hence - the girl
might realise his unsuitabltlty herself.
vm. vw uwi &iin j v km pnimiDir loo lata
and she has become an unhappy wife.
-Do-not marry a man without consult- -11
Ing with your mother. Her mature Judg
ment is bound te be more reliable than
f ours, and the moment a man urges you
a deceive her in any way beware of .
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On the Job at Jamestown. '. r
i From Harper's Weekly." , ,
Tha labor problem la the south eon '
sists very largely in the business ef
keeping the black man and brother
awake and on the Job. according to Wil
liam Inglls, special correspondent for
Harper's Weekly,- who .went to- Jamesi"
town to make a thorough and impartial,
investigation ef conditions there for the
Weekly.' For example, says Mr. Inglls.
"there was, this morning,. In Raleigh
Court, one of the divisions of the expo,
sit Ion. ox congestion of vehicles which .
left only a narrow passage clear for '
traffic . Ia this space two high-wheeled,
small-bodied carts, each, drawn by a ;
mule and driven by a negro, came head
to bead.' Neither could advance - until .
one or the other gave way. Each one
refused . to budge. , Thla dialogue fol
, '"Git oaut my way!" - ' . '
"No-o-o-o! Tou git oaut man, wayf
"No. ah wont' . v
Tela vou wJH.' ' '' : .'' ,
"Won t nelder. 'Wbah you along
'Jamestown Construction eemp'ny.'
"Huh! Jsmestown In-struction come .
p'uy, yo' mean.' .
. 'No-o-o-o! Con-etruction oomp'nyP
"'In-struetlon eomp'ny.' ' .
" 'Con-etruction' " ,
" "For all I know, these negroes are at -It
yet The title of the company was a
choice toy for them. They toaaed tha
word back and forth. ' The black team
sters oa the other carte, trucks, and
wagons grinned and chuckled as the de
bate went on. Meantime the Jamestown
Construction or Is It In-struction. after
all t eomp'ny was duly delayed. Scores
of Instances like thle almost seemed te
Justify the yearnings held in certain f
quartera for the Man with a Club,',
, ; - Buchtel on Roosevelt. :
From the Kaneas City Joumat
"Theodore Roosevelt," Governor Buch
tel said In a lecture, "la the most faaoW
natlng snd Interesting figure living on '
this earth today. The newspapers of
Berlin and London say. without giving
offense to the sovereigns of their own
landa, that he Is - the greatest living
ruler. - - "
"What Ve think about him here at
home Is being told In the words of his '
son Kermlt. - r
"When Roosevelt moved to Waahtng-
ton and put Kermlt in tne publlo school
the teacher asked Kermlt on matricula
tion day what his name was,
""Kermlt' said ths boy.
"Kermlt whatf aaked the teacher.
;" "Kermlt Roosevelt.'
'"Who Is your father f
"What Is her
-"Papa Is IT,' said Kermlt"
-Am Beat gigs Baak fos Sast
...... .. .Stae FeepleV
A great maay people do not ,r
j start the savings habit be-
. cause they think It would be a,
," long and : tiresome- taak to ,
build a good-slsed bank- ao-i -
count . - .
- This is not true.
. It Is really surprising to see
' grow If depoalte are madQ
regularly eacn weea ormontn.
Upen B savings ncrauni win
thla bsnk with 11.00 or more
' end add to It as fast as you
ean spare the money. We bay
Interest compounded semi-annually.
. . .
aaoiT ajtb wnuAita ara
George W. Bates'. .. .President
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