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. .THE MILWAUKIE CLUB. ; !
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THERE IS NO good reason why
that nefarious gambling hell
knows as. the Mllwaukle club
"should, be "permitted to cou
tinue lo. operation for another hour.
It; la conducted in 'open defiance ot
the law. Everyone connected with
the management of the place, every
employe and every Inmate is subject
to arrest. The card tables, roulette
wheels, ' faro layouts and- all the
other' gambling paraphernalia may
be confiscated at any time by the
officers of the law. The Milwaukee
club Is a disgrace to Clackamas
eotmty, a flaunting insult to decency
and good government. U
The sheriff ot Clackamas county
says in a published statement: "I
have made a determined effort to
get evidence to prove a case against
the place, but so far have been un
able to do so." The utter absurdity
of this excuse should be apparent
to everyone.. One genuine. raid, ac
-companUd by-the arrest of everyone
found on. the premises and the con'
fiscatlon, ot the gambling -imple
ments, will close the Mllwaukle club
and it will not be reopened so long
as there is the slightest prospect that
the law . will be enforced. If Tom
Vord were . sheriff .of ;jClackamas
county does anyone imagine that the
Mllwaukle club would continue to
runt. - When Word undertook to
close; the gambling places 1n Port
land he simply served notice upon
the proprietors that at a given hour
gambling must cease in Multnomah
county. Mo wasted ao time in an
idle search for;' "evidence" of facts
' which were notorious and patent
lie merely pointed to the law and
warned the lawbreakers that it
would be enforced. They knew Tom
Word meant what he said. Every
gambling ' bouse In Portland : was
closed at the hour Word had named
and not one of them has been re
opened since that time. )
.What Sheriff Word did, Sheriff
Beattle can do If he has the will
And If he does not do it, be will be
derelict In his duty and false to his
oath ot office. ;
year because the people art not in
favor of It yet and want to try gov
ernment control first. Railroads ot
right ought to be public property,
whether Mr. Bryan said so or not,
to. the extent ot being operated in
the publio interest, and the govern
ment . is already trying to exercise
a good deal of ownership, or con
trol, which amounts . to about the
same thing. But in that New York
speech Mr. 3ryan said further:
do not know that tha country is
ready for this change; I do sot know
that a majority of my own party
favor . It; but I believe that n in
creasing number of the members of
all parties see lnpublie ownership
thenly sure remedy for dlscrlmi
nation between persons and places
and for extortionate rates for the
carrying of freight and passengers."
Later, in writing to Mr. Whitney
ot Massachusetts, he said: "This,
however, 4s not an Immediate ques-J
tlon; at least, I am not sure the
people art ready , to consider the
question of public ownership", and
until they are ready to consider that
question the interest is centered in
regulation." -'.' . .
What Mr. Bryan has recently said
and published is practically a repe
tition of these former statements,
with the added statement, due to a
year's observation of the situation,
that public ownership would not be
an issue next, year.. Why? Because,
as he suggested a year ago might
be the case, the people art sot ready
for it, don't want It, wantlo try
regulation Instead; and Mr. Bryan,
knowing this better than ht did a
year ago, simply says so. It may
be that Mr. Bryan issued this state
ment In order to secure the nomi
nation; this cannot be either af
firmed or denied, except by himself ;
but it Is not fair to him to say that
he has "turned turtle" or faced
about or flopped from one attitude
into another for that purpose. Doubt
less he still thinks that government
ownership will be the "ultimate '
remedy, but he is now assured of
what he was in-some doubt about a
year ago, that the people don't yet
want government ownership, and he
says so. -
BRYAN -AND GOVERNMENT,
- ; ; OWNERSHIP.
T 13 BEING said by-uewspaprs
I opposed to Mr. Bryan, Republi
JL can and Democratic, that he has
t changed ground on the govern
ment ownership of railroads ques
tion, that ht has abandoned the post
tlon ht took less than a year ago,
ia order to secure the nomination
tor president next year. It is charged
that ht baa completely altered' his
attitude on this question because he
perceives that the Democratic party,
particularly "in; tha BouthrSrill not
support him in it, and that he would
rather. give up a position that he
still believes to be right rather than
sacrifice the nomination. "It is
said," to quote a Republican paper
that believes in giving. Mr. Bryan a
square deal, "that Mr. Bryan has
-turned turtle; It . Is said ht " has
gulped down a quantity of his own
rubbish to hide it from tht resent
ment ot bis party--all in fear, and
all out of crasy desire to bt again
named by his party for tht presi
dency." , But the paper goes on to
say, "the statements tojala discredit
are carelessly made, by Republicans
in a narrow and peevish way, or by
Democrats who seek to find faults
In his Madison . Square Garden
speech nearly a year ago Mr. Bryan
did not, as his critics assume, push
- forwsrd government ownership ar
necessarily paramount or prominent
lflfcut next year. . He said In that
spoech that he had "reached? tht
conclusion" that railroads must ulti
mately become public property and
be managed by publio officials in
the Interest of the whole community
in accordance with tht well-defined
theory that public ' ownership t Is
' ncMMry where competition Is lm-
posblo." .' ; V-
lie doesn't have to take any of
that .irk I" order to jay that public
owcsriIj will not b n issue next
- - CENTRAL OREGON. -
A WAT over in south-central
A Oregon, in southern Crook and
Xlb northern Lake, for Instance
. is a good place for a poor, stout
young man who wants to get a piece
of land for, a, home, to go. Land
there la cheap; much can yet be
bomesteaded and thus obtained for
practically nothing. A large pro-"
portion ot t Is not desert land, as
has been supposed. Tens of thou
sands of acres that have been con
sidered : desert lands : will . product
crops, and a few years hence, with
careful, proper 'treatment, will be
producing fairly good crops and will
be worth $20 an acre and upwards.
We speak ot dry, non-Irrigable lands.
Irrigated lands will bt far more -val
uable, but will cost more.
Those who go first into that very
sparsely settled region will have tht
best chances. They should select a
tract if possible where they can ob
tain water at a moderatt depth, dig
sure that water can bt found, and
tht rest Is easy. r No, there will be
hard work, and some deprivations;
but up there is the making ot many
prosperous homes, on land now un
occupied except by livestock. Rail
roads are bound to come, and many
other settlers, and thousands of
farms will be developed on ' those
now vacant plains. -;
-A young man with a team and
wagon and,- say-f 1 00r can - go into
that country now and by diligent,
intelligent work ia a few years can
have a farm worth anywhere from
f 3,000 to 110,000. Some young men
can-do better, but many do worst-
work; for wages, save nothing, and
grow old without a home or prop-
perty. There will be great develop
ment in that country during the next
few years. , V ' "
WARMTH NOT DEADLY', 1
YJUESDAY the mercury rose in
I tht official thermometer to 102
. X degrees in Portland. Other
' heat measuring ' Instruments
along , tht . streeta recorded j more.
This was a very rare extreme of
heat in this city. v Since an Official
record was kept it has never been
exceeded and but once or twice
equaled. But there are . seasons
whetT for severaT days" the mercury
goes np beyond 10, perhaps beyond
6, as happened last summer. Yet
there Is seldom a case of prostration.
on account of heat bore. When the
temperature rises beyond 10 in east
ern cities some prostrations follow;
It It rises above 90, people die from
heat by scores. A temperature of
102 there would be fatal to many,
and a multitude would bt rendered
incapable ot exertion, would have
suffered' extremely. Here people
suffered .but slightly If at all.
These art tt-told facta, and' tht
reasons for them art qultt generally
understood here. - But along with
other facts favorable to Oregon they
ought to be, .Impressed as much as
possible upon eastern people, In the
Oregon literature sent out. v When
they read of 102 degrees In Port
land, and know that 92 decrees kills
many people in New York, Chicago
and other eastern cities, they natur
ally conclude that the heat here must
be deadly, unless specifically and
thoroughly J Informed otherwise.
Make the country know that 100 de
grees in Oregon Is Just nice, com
fortable summer weather, or at least
does not cause prostrationa and
IT is an era oi discoveries, inven
tions, new devices, improved ap
paratus, and astonishing accom-
, pllshment of things not long ago
thought beyond numan power, or
more likely never thought ot at all.
So let us not sneer at Rainmaker
Hatfield. - Ht aays he can work elec
trical apparatus on or from, the top
ot a tower so aa to product substan
tial quantities of rain over a large
circumjacent area, and there Is some
evidence that he , is not mistaken.
Down In southern California he
duced 'rain in large quantities ac
cording to contract, or at least the
rain materialized and people 'down
there gave him credit for It. Up in
Sherman county nearly two Inches
mora than tht average amount ot
rain fell In the two months he oper
ated,' and some ot tht farmer who
wert benefited by it believe he in
duced it and will pay him to operate
again next year. These rainfalls
may be only coincidences It rained
more than usual at the same tlmt
all over eastern Oregon yet Hat
field's theory and practice may not
be all humbug or delusion. It not;
If he can convince the government
that he has a rainmaklng machine;
if it should be enlarged and improved
and. worked on a larger scale In the
arid regions," and if it succeeds,. ht
may become one of the great bene
factors of tha nation. Wt confess
to little faith in the scheme," or con
fidence in the results., but. are not
going ' to scoff at It. Much more
wonderful things " than this -have
come to pass. "
7Tba Ohio' Republican Teaders and
spokesmen are, a delightfully incon
sistent and acrobatic lot of fellows.
In their last convention they in
dorsed Senators Foraker and Dick
equally with Roosevelt, though, the
senators were pulling In exactly the
Opposite direction from Roosevelt;
and now, while indorsing Taft for
president! they "protest "against the
elimination of Senators Foraker and
Dick," who are at cross-purposes
with Taft. Evidently to try to se
cure harmony , they would in . the
same breath indorse the Almighty
and the hero of Paradise Lost.
The terrible death of a mother
and child and the burning of a hum
ble home tempt one to only sympa
thetic comment, yet such a aad occa
sion should - serve as a warning to
thousands ot other people who per
sist in encouraging a fire to burn
by pouring kerosene on coals out
of a can. It oil must be used, never
use it when a spark of tire remains
in the stovt. .
President Roosevelt Is receiving
thousands of postal cards, ejl printed
alike, asking him to serve another
term, - who originated this scheme
Is not known, but it looks a little
like our Jonathan,tstyle,The re
port that Hsrrtman. started It Is not
The "Tonguea of Fire" lunatics
should be sent to the asylum or to
Jail, the adult males being put to
work on the rockplle. Experience
with the "Holy Rollers" should be
worth something. There ought to
be bounds even to so-called religious
liberty. - -;-
Senator Bourns long ago gained a
reputation as a "stayer," and ' he
seems to-be living up to It, for heiwiti
Is staying back in" Washington,' or
out of Oregon, tor a long time. But
he is also known as a liberal patron
of Uncle Sam's malla. ;
Pacific railroads may have to pay
the government some $40,000 for
delays in carrying tht malls. Tht
traveling and ' business public can
take their damages out in cussing.'
Fairbanks received a great ' ova
tion In Boston. - But that always
was celebrated as a chilly town, and
it naturally likes Fairbanks.
fjovernment ownership of rail
roads certainly couldfat result In
more wretched train service as to
maintaining schedule time.' .7 ;
v , 1 ' 1 '
If Anna Oould-Castellant marries
another "SDend thrift a'nd gets, into
trouble, sht won't get tax 1
Shall tht Jape Be Excluded? -
Portland, Julr 19 To tha Editor of
Tha Journal Will you permit in to
say a fw words la your column re
garding th Japan mnc to this
coaatT That th Japan ar a rapidly
grow Ids mnac to th bt . lntaraati
of Americans In th Paclfto eoast state
no . impartial observer can deny. Ia
California it ha become critical. In
Washington exclusion league ar be
ing organised. In Portland, It Is re
liably stated, there ar from (.000 to
10.000 Japanese, and more arriving
every day. It can be safely stated that
If left unhindered for five year there
will be , 1,000,000 of them ensooaced
alone the Pacific coast In these Mates
In competition with whit labor and a
constant menac to the peace and
friendship- of the two nations.
Is It not th duty ot us all to atop
thir tmnilaratlon and to set rid of
those here In the least possible timet
A friendly but firm notice from our
government to their government that
w do not deslr Japanese to become
residents of this country and that we
are willing t prevent our people from
becoming residents of Japan In return
should be sufflcVnt to settle the whole
matter. If Japan- Is th proud, civilised,
modern nation that ah is given credit
for being,, she oould not fail to agree
to such-a fair proffer.
It Is not a qusstlon of our treating
th Japanese as an Inferior people, but
It Is a question of our retaining our
own country for ourjwn race and for
our own civilisation, which we modestly
believe to be the best man baa yet
conceived.- W cannot maintain It and
allow the heterogeneous tnaasea of man
kind to swarm tn. We canet assimilate
these masses, and we do not desire to
assimilate them, for to do so would be
a ' degradation, a downward step. Can
we be expected to take such a step?
America is a whit man's country,
won for us and built up by th mighty
effort of our herolo fathers. Ar w
the weaklings' to let It be despoiled and
debauched by alien races who have not
th least conception of or regard for
all that w hold sacred in both religion
and government T I hoD not. and I
think not. It ha been th slogan of
many or our publio men for years tnat
our laboring men must be protected.
Let us se If now they will afford such
Srotectlon from th hordes of Incoming
apanes and Hindus, pauper who will
surely reduce our poorer people to aa
low a state If mean ar not taken to
exclude them from our shores. -
We were led to believe that an ex
clualon law had been enacted against
the admitting of Japanese as th price
of the subluxation of tha state of Cali
fornia to tha extent of nullifying her
jaws lor separate scnoois, ana it was
an act that should receive the eternal
condemnation of every American. But
this law1 doe not exclude. Mow many
Japanese have been deported for violat
ing It? Tet thousands ar coming In
right along. -s Are th people of this
coast belli trifled wlthT '
This probTm Is like air others. If
we would solve it we must solve It our
eelvee. We cannot expect th people of
th east to tske It up and solve It for
us. It does wot coneern them so vitally,
and beside they wish to sell Japan
machinery and cotton, -and for th
raltry dollars they get out of th traffic
t seems that thos particular Interests
would s -u damned with th horde
of oriental coolie that ar sure to over
run this , fair land If swift and . firm
action Is not taken to repel them.
Fortunately Pacific coast people ar
waking to the situation. They are the
brand of people that knovr how to take
car of themselves, and they hav nerve
In plenty to enforce whatever mean
may he necessary to the tnd. ' There
are 18,000 men In-Portland who ar
retdy to league themselves together for
exclusion . by, all lawful meana. Such
a league would exert so powerful
presaure that the horde who are fasten
ing memseives on tnis rsir city UK a
vampire would rapidly melt away.
Such an organisation should b made
without delay. It should be composed
of the bent people of the city. All of
Its method should b strictly fair and
lawful, and would be If composed of
this class of people. Th Jepfnese
would b mad to understand that they
are not wanted; that w ar not un
friendly to them, but we cannot allow
them to take our country; that It Is
ours, and that we intend to preserve It
for our own sac of people. Would not
this means b much preferable to let
ting things go on from bad to woree
till hard times shall strike us and war
and strife become rampant between our
people and th invading foreigners from
Let us organise!''
, ' GEORGE I. BROOKS.
What Causes a Lunar Eclipse?
Portland, July ft. To th Editor of
Th Journal To' settle a dlsput will
you kindly answer these question
through Th Journal:
1.- - What cauaea th clips -of th
S. I It a shadow of th earth of 1
It a body paaalng between the earth and
the moon.-nd- how-many miles 1s the
moon from th earth?
1. Th moon I eclipsed when th
earth passes between It and the sun.
But this must not be confused with an
eel 1 pee of the eun by th moon, which
results when th moon paaae between
th sun and the. earth.
1. Th mean .dlstanc of th moon
from th earth is 140.000 miles. -
An Ideal Beauty Contest.
Writing on th recent newspaper
beauty contest In th August Every
body's, James Huneker says:
-'5-oonfe I prefer th old-fashtoned
beauty rnntesta af SL..Lou1a-OxNw
Orleans, of Vienna or Aries, wher th
woman, life alse, radlaat. smning, vHal,
walks before lha enraptured eyes of
th Judge. Flctur to yourselves this
wholly human fashion of deciding such
a momentous question and what can
be more momentous for the human race
than th beauty of women t trans
posed to America, and. In soma Inti
mate amphitheatre, where on would
not hav to-use a celestial eyepiece to
an opera glass, let us assemble 600 or
1,000 beautiful women. Pagan a ia
the proceeding. It would attract ' an
audience bigger than a Wagner mualo
drama at Bayreuth. Then let an ldeul
Jury be (elected to render Judgment,
a jury composed of master painter and
writer who are noted for their pre
dilection In matter feminine, genuine
vltlcs and admirer of th sex. Henry
James, George Moore, D'Annunslo, Paul
Bourget, Paul Hervleu -all femlnlstes,
as th literary slang ha it) John Bar-
Knt, Boldlnt, Zuioaga, Zorn, Renoir,
gas, for th painters, six men who
hav Interpreted th charm and the
defects of women of many climes, each
according to his temperament. And
as foreman of this extraordinary Jury,
President Theodore Roosevelt, conserva
tor of the hearth and cradle. (Little
danger of th anemia woman being a
winner under his eagl gase; Brun
hlldes and Walt Whltmanlo amasons
would hav a sure chance of victory.)
Ar you doubtful that the result would
Ke mll..i.ir - ,
: Bennett and' Jonathan. :
From Th Dalle Optimist
Th rumor that Jonathan 1 at Saga
more hill Pitching hay with th presi
dent is unfounded and untrue. Jonathan
doe not pitch hay. He sometimes
makes hay, but he perform the laor
vlcarloualy, the newapapera aa a rule
doing the actual cutting, raking, haul
ing and stacking. However, this paper
never took any active part In his bay
ing operations, except to try and get
th mule to balk and run away and
upaet a load now and then. - But w are
free to admit we hav never don any
damage to speak of up to 'date. But
we hav had a lot of fun and expect to
have a lot more, for Just as sure aa
you are born Jonathan's hay maker are
going to desert him and go over to th
Mnr bjitars aaaUies WimI it rip.
GREAT MEN! YOUR HOPE OF GLORY
IS IN YOUR DAUGHTERS
Lesvt Them Your Money, For
, - a Father's
Daughters, Not Sons, Hand" Oa
Qualiti, ' '
," ' "' By Arthur Brlaban.
If you want a thing don in this
world, you . must present an argument
Th most effective argument usually
appeal to human vanity. , 1
Hnc our appeal to th. rich man's
vanity, , la trying to make ' him leave
plenty of money to hi daughters In
stead of leaving It chiefly to on or
What a man looks for in his children
even if he is no aware of th fact-
is a cuniinuauoa ok nimseii sna - nia
own excellencies on earth. W crave
immortality. Many of ua feel uncertain
about th unknown; w hop for th
next bast thing In our children.
Tha average selfish father want to
see himself continued on earth. There
for he takes deepest Interest la his
boys, and therefor, too often, th
mother, anxloua to plea her husband,
attache too much Importance to the
Th boy may look Ilk th father, on
tha ontalde, but th daughter 1 Ilk
hlra Inside th brain. It practically
never' happens that, a man's greatneaa
descends to hi son. But th daughter
Inherits It andV hands It on to her son.
Statistics prove this absolutely.- fathers
that want proofs of this ought to read
Galton's remarkable hook on heredity.
There were two big philosopher
named Arlatlppua, but proud fathera will
note that they, were grandfather and
grandson; ' not father and son. Tb
younger Arlstlppus was called "Metro
dldakotaa." which mean "mother-
taught." bcaus he got his grand
father's wisdom and brain from that
grandfather's daughter Areto. ' ' v
Nearly always In history th big man's
brain. If It vr come back to earth,
appears la th akull of th son of tb
great man' daughter.
Every on, of th world's big men
might properly be oalled "Metrodl
daktoa," for their brain power Is given
by th mother; ah teaches th son to
think, gives him the thinking machine.
Many fathera worry because they have
no son, only daughters. . Yet that fact
fives them the rbest possible chance of
seTng their magnificent selves repro
duced on earth on generation later.
Tha man of mean should provtds
generously for his daughters, at least
ss well as for th boys. And If there
be not plenty for all, the boy should
be out' down and th girl should get
. Th girls hav th harder tlm of It
th world give them lea a of a chance.
Therefore th father, responsible for
their exiatence, should mak up for tha
r Provide well for the girl, fte up their
money so .that their futur husband
cannot get at It, and arrange. If you can,
ao that th Income will be made a little
bigger every tlm another grandchild
of .your arrive oa tb ecene. That I
th way to glva your glorious nam of
Smith; or Brown, or Bnooka "th mil
lionaire," a chance to be heard of again
on earth, after you go, to crawl under
your eapehsiv graves ton and leave all
th money. : ; .
: New King' of Finance '
Writing on th rise of Thomas F.
Ryaa in th August ' Everybody's,
Charles Edward Russell says:
"Here 1 a man whoa career has
been th romance of uocess.- who has
climbed to the height of wealth and
almost Imperial power, a .vklng ' of
f Inane, a marvel of cnterprl and
commercial . wisdom.. B began poor,
h 1 very rich; b began obscur. b
I th partner of' a king and th con
fidant of rulers; he was a ervitor at
a pittance, h Is th employer of mil
lions; he was an obscur and nameless
molecule tn th human tide, now . h
dictate legislation and controls poli
cies, h commands, enormous snter
prlses, he' ia knowa about th world,
he la to th history of . commerce as
.xfanious-strategist-ia; th. history
of war. - ; i
"8urely thla is a wonderful ''story.
Th boy boy starting upon his career
with no help but his own will and his
two banda, with no advantage but th
free field be for htm; and do but ob
serve . tha fortune, estimated at . hun
dreds of millions of doHars, th endless
rang of profitable Investments,, the
hug Industrie that ar now hlsl with
no extravagance - w may -- think that
scarcely another man In th commercial
world stands In a position so command
ing. On th affair of th nation h
exercises a potent and constant -Influence.
His own attorney la secretary
of state; he ha his own men In th
senate and the house of representatives.
Until- very lately he .was a director or
trust In II great corporation. He
own life Insurance companies, banks,
trust companies, .railroads, mines, gas
companies, eleotrlo light companies,
traction companies; he own th tobaoco
trust, he own th Seaboard Air Lin.
' "H live most quietly In a great
unpretentious house at SO Fifth avenue.
In tb mad rush to shower and splssh
the- golden flood h baa no Interest
His llf I business. H goes to his
office early; be remains lata; ha work
In hi study at night A tall, rct
powerfully built man. In th best of
his strength; a very sllsnt man. with
no confidant nor close .associate; a
secretive man of whose plana and in
tention nothing is surmised until they
ar recorded In event; a cool and If
mastered man that never say a word
in heat nor does an act without con
sideration Wall street feare him and
pusxlea over him, but never under
a tan da him. H baa a great square
Jaw and fac a relentless as an ax and
yet his characteristic policy Is to win
by Indirection. With bands and arms
and skill to wield a - broadsword hi
fancy I for th finest rapier. No man
ha don caution; no man will thrust
more boldly when th tiro com, and
for skill In extricating hlmseli from a
threatened position he ha no equal In
th Wall street game." ,
Politics and "Polittciaiis. -
L- Congressman Wesley Ia Jonas of th
tat of Washington ha announced that
h will be a candidate for the Vnlted
States senate In 110,, to succeed Levi
Ankeny. '.- ' '
Th Republicans of Massachusetts arc
to meet tn stat convention in Boston
on October Flo name candidates for gov
ernor and other state officers. : ' 1
. Ex-Senator Henry G. Davis of West
Virginia, who wa Dcmocratlo candldat
for vlce-prealdent on tb ticket with
Judge Parker, 1$ about to , erect' In "the
town that bears his name a church as
aeroortal-to-iiftr-iate-wtTe. 1 .- " " "
. Sam Murphy., who waa the first ter
ritorial treaaurer of Oklahoma arid who
served under three governors, ha an
nounced hi candidacy for stats treas
urer on th Republican ticket
Beryl F. Carroll, who haa formally
announced hlmaelf aa a candidate for
governor of Iowa, has been active In
politico since 18V0 and haa campaigned
In nearly all the congressional districts
of th state. He ha bean a member
of the state senate, and Is now serving
his third term ss state auditor, receiv
ing the nomination each tlm by ac
Six thouaand speeches delivered si
niultaneously In t.000 cities, towns and
villages tn Pennsylvania on the text
"Thou Shalt Not Steal" Is the program
arranged on behalf of th Democ ratio
fight for th stat tressurershlp. It
Is th desire of the Pemocratlo organ
isation") make a striking lssu of th
stat capltol graft expoeur.-.
1 J. Eugene Harding of Ohio Is th
youngest member of the coming con
gress. He is but It yesrs old. and ia
th son of on of th richest member
elected laat year. In October he la to
be married to. th daughter -ot a mil
lionaire tobacco magnate. Captain Wll
aon of Mlddletown, Ohio. Mr. Hard
ing's marriage will leave two bachelor
In the Ohio delegation In congress
Burton of Cleveland and Cole of Flnd-
Uy'-" " '' " '" "
-This Dato In History,
1U1 Founding of the Swiss confed
eration. ' ' ..
lilt . f a ..I. Am Tnn 11. mmlmmA
maiijui. ww .-. . .... w.ivavu
on hie dutlee as governor of Canada.
1741 James Blair, rirax presiaeni or
William and Mary college, died. Born
ISB. . . '
1740 Samuel Doak, the "apostl of
learning and religion in th west" born
In Virginia. Lied la Tcnneaa De
cember ia. IMS. j
1770 Oovernor Robert tHnwIddl of
Virginia died. Bom about 1(90. .
17l Battle of th Nile. -
1 toi Jonathan Edwards ' Jr., cele
brated theologian, died. Born May It,
1 All London bridge Inaugurated by
William IV. . -
l&at Wavery ceaeed throughout Brit
s l64-r-Gnral Sherman began th
lege of Atlanta.
Hilr-CpiotuA adjnltttd to lha union.
Importance of Waterways
' W. H. Flnley. president of th South
ern Railway company. In aa address be
fore the miller' mass convention hold
la St Louie, Missouri. May !, 1107.
among other things, saldr . " f
""I believe that every thins that tends
to th development of any section and
to the. greater prosper! La, of Ua people
benefits every bualneaa - enterprla In
that section, including its railways. For
this reason I am an earnest advocate of
th improvement of watr transporta
tion. But tb waterwaya ar not suf
ficient In themselves.
Evb where they ar available, they
must be supplemented by rail trans
portation, Ther is a comparatively lit
tle wheat that can Bnd Its .way to the
final consumer altogether by water.
'Either tn the form of grata ot flour, by
far the greater part must mov by rail
to the consuming center or th seaport,
or must mov by rail to or from an
"But water transportation ha played
an Important part in the development
of th wheat-growing and milling in
dustries of th United Btataa. In a
larere cart of th nrlnciDal wheat nro-
duclng territory and from many of thai
mining oenisrs, : railway rates ar innu
need by actual or potential water com
petition.' Here tn St Louis, for In
stance, the railways are obliged, by the
economio law Of water competition, to
recognise the -influence oa their charges
of the Mississippi river, whloh Is a
highway to th see and to th market
of jh w0rld.'4 - ,
'Wbasl Oregon Needs. rv;
-' From the; Pndlton Tribune.
It cannot bei said too often that Ore
gon should produce more of aa In
creased variety of products.
Every day in th year w Import a
carload Of food ' products bacon, but
ter, cheese, eggs, vinegar, canned ber
ries end vegetable.
These srtlclee of consumption, which
will crow, and do grow in- limited
quantities, ae well her as In any state
in the Union, cost our people millions
of dollars every year and we should not
only cease to fmport them, but ahould
rais them to export
The trouble with many Oregonian
I that th flrat settlers In any part of
the country begin raising some on ar
ticle and conclude that It will not
produce anything else. Only as naw
comer forge into these flelds does It
become apparent that tb possibilities
ar unlimited. . .
Umatilla county will ultimately be
slng fruits and vegetable on Its
1 lands that are how .thought to be
fit only for wheat 'At this tlm. In
fact 'patchss" of ground her and
there' on th hill no far from Pendle
tonar producing potatoes, beans and
othar vegetable aa good In quality as
ar grown on the lower nds.
Thirty years ago Orand Ronde val
ley waa thought worthless for . fruit
save In a few favored localities. To
day It 1 rapidly growing Into a con
tinuous apple and cherry orchard with
th moat flattering poaaibllitlea. . ,
All over Oregon th demand i for a
more diversified production In agricul
tural lines, th prkn result desired be
ing so simple a thing as supporting
ourselves with the ordinary necessities
of life butter, eggs, bacon, etc
A simple object to have in view, yt
on that will sav to ourselves millions
of dollar a year. Isn't it worth looking-
after and reiterating by th news
paper and seriously .heeding by th
POPl7 -r--:.- - : .- ,
, . Glolre'de Dijon. : -From
th Pail Mall Qaiett.
Bomeining oi aawn
Want to thy malting.
' Something of night;
. Fairy and faun f
, Watched for thy waking.
Brought the delight
Cam this fair maid. ' ;
Gathered the, peerless, -
- Wore thee a day,
Petulant. paraUaa '
. Threw . thee away.
.When thou didst rest '
I lM - - I
in sweet Dosaesslnai
. Thrilled by net breath ..
Swayad on her breaat, . ..
Did thy dim passion
; r Warn the of death? ' .
' Poor, wistful flower.'
Doomed by thy splendour,
' ' Caught in Love's net. . .
Thou hadet thy hour u -Death
will b tender,! -,
Love will forget! - '-- -
.. The Spy.' .
By James O. Tryon. v
This la the silent fortreae of her heart;
I came unhidden and th gate's ajar.
How was it It who'dpevr played the
- part " '
Ia' Love's disguise could penetrate
Repentance grips m aa t ateal away;
Oh, 'tie a very dastard's gam I've
Better, a traitor to my cauae. to stay
: And live forever the wet masquer-
- ad. ;...,
1 f , Better Burdocks.
From The Dalles Optimist
W seriously object to th nam the
Portland people hav given their ball
teem. They call them Beavers. . Thai
word belongs to th state, and Portland
Is not th who atata by a long shot.
If, th Portland peopl ar content to
have a lot of misfits, like the present
club to represent them, all right. But
for heaven's saks drop the name Rea
vers and call them something local
Portland, roses,, iot Ins Una a .
Av blind plo and blind tigtr
It la 1 mora hi .. A in ...
rcelv-i-e lemon. ,
l. A. Uuh..b,r.!")la' u trn- But a '
bull might do the seme thing. -a
Ther seems to be i summer arm Is-,
tic between Roosevelt and Harriman,
r e . a ,
w.oun'' a' little at the end as
if it had Just thought what tlm of
yeer it Is.
e e .. ,f
A united party would like to
Foraker run for prealdeot tb Derao
As a rule, a woman in a audden crisis
like a shipwreck is calmer and mora
sensible than a man. ...
A Pennsylvania cow at aom ahirt.
waists, and now lawyers Instead of the
cow ar chawing tbajrag. ,
An Indiana preacher say kiselng la
wore than drinking whlakey. , But baa
he tried drinking whlakey T
Thls is also th tlm of year when
the chicken wishes It waa a duck or '
would If it had sens enough;"
: , . , e .. i v
A clam found In Iowa had a peart
worth I6S.Q.0O. Fake! Fake! How did '
a live clam ever get to Iowa
I) Uncle Jimmy Wilson will go up to ,
umaiuia county ne will see a arrest
crop that he and the tariff haver
auuea. ; , ;
AS st present advised Foraker 'Is not
for Taft for re-esldent. It ia suspected
that Taft lsn'rfor Foraker. Horse and
bors. . . '-
- . -. e , :. .
Th girl who with an oar knocked
overboard th Idiot who rocked the boat
to scar her deaerves something better
than a Carnegie raedaL
; A fossil S14 feet long hs been dis
covered in Wyoming. What a chance
there muat have been for natur takers
in thoae good olddaya. ' , .
This 1 th season when th married
man whose family 1 at the beach aays '
he is awful lonesome, and everybody ia
supposed to smlle visibly
' As soon as Cortelyou became a can
dldat for president abour- 10.000,000
voters would yell: . "Wher did you
get It? 'What for? What .did you do
with ar i- ' -
claiming against Bryan for obatlnacy
and never changing his attitude now 1
clamor againat him for an alleged modi
fication of hie former attitude. '
. a e f .-..';
Sometimes Mark ' Twain aays some
thing serious and aensibl. A rumor;
having spread that he was about to
marry again, he said: - "I have not
knowa and ahall never know anyone
who could fill the place of the wife I'
. '. -.
A Blaine, - Washington, man sold hie
whiskers for 16. A St Louis man got '
tt for his. Isn't this an industry that
boboea can follow without doing vio
lence to tbelr prlnclplea? But shouldn't,
there be a duty on whiskers, to protect
American hobo againat the , pauper
whiskers of Europe t : -
; Oregon Sidelights -r
" brain and bop all . right around)
Oervala , , -
Hubbard ias thre general marchasx
dls tor. v y (
Irrlgon already haS fuel enough to
laat till aprlng. M . -
' A fair association hag been organised
In Coo county., - j , , , ,n ,
rreewater Is to hav a nw fcxtell
000 building. .'-'. f ,'.
., , .'':'.
Wood bum has ordered : 1,100 gallons
of oil for It streeta
Oet ready to go over t TlUamook
great fair August M-iS. .,
Manufacturing spraying material will
be a new Hood River Industry.
, ! e ! e
Many wheat field around Waaton are) '
yielding over SO touahel aa acre.
-., mm- ,
' No hobos bother HUlaboro. wher tbeyj
would have to work on the afreets.
- Sheep ticks are rapidly Increasing;
around Prloevllle, says the Review. ,
A rancher near Condon has sold H9 ,
ton of hay at 110 a toa and has lots
left t m v
Cor vail la will punish severely ny'"
body found drunk In that should-b obr !
town. . ..... .. .
XKwberg spring pullet has already
laid a setting of egg and 1s ready for ,
laid a a
Klamath county will he well rep re
sea ted at th Irrigation oongress In Sac
ramento. . -
.,,-' ' '
Th Southern ' Oregonian ' estimates
Hertford's population at between , 4,000 .
and ,000. . . .
' T.lfa I better worth living In 'Wood-
burn than anywhere else, aays th In-'
dependent , i- ', .
'a Washington eountv 4ien Is a eCer.
and lays no eggs, so will doubtless come
to a "bad end. -.v.' 7 ;:T"r"
Many- UnWtlHa -county -.field ro--yleldlflg
and -one yielded - . v-
e e . .
Solo now ha th most wretchl malt
service aha has had for the past fifteen ';'
years, says the News,. .
"The 'Elder,""thlnka the "Albany Demo
crat, has atoned for all the seasickness .
shs ha ver caused.
'..'. , . ''.' .'" '.
' Woodburn Independent:' We will have .
a distillery. W will get that cannery. -Wa
will get mor than on or two motor
lines. Just keep your eye on Woodburn. ,
"An East Sid Bank . for East
- ; : Sid Peopl.". ';
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By opening a HAVINGS BANK
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from your week' salary or saved,
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