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If I might control the
' literature of the houiehold, 1
would guantntee the well
- being of church and state
ecoa. ; . .. . ; '
A JUGGLER REPROVES JUO
, . :'.: GLINQ. ; "
cate election of senators by direct
rote of the people, and bewailed the
degrading and debauching system of
" leglBlatlre electloni; but that there
waa not a particle of sincerity in. all
. these "profession! ; la shown by Its
course now. No sooner Is the thing
It pretended to faror "accomplished,
or in process of accomplishment.
than ft turns .about and denounces
and ridicules and opposes the very
reform that it falsely professed to
Indorse. Now It says that the pri
nary law,. and especially ;that. por
tion of It intended to effect this very
reform, la "foolish and crazy." is
'tomfoolery.'' is "absurd." It says
tf the people elect a legislature a
majority of whom are Republicans
and at the aame time elect a Demo
crat senator, or rice versa, they don't
want the senator they have chosen,
but dome one, any old thing, that
the -legislature may choose. ' But
after the Republican party has noml
nated fits best man, according to Re
publican voters, and all the toters
la a largely Republican state bare
declared la a general election that
they wanted not him but the Demo
cratic candidate or rice. , versa-
what authority or reason has anyone
to say that they did not know what
tlcy were about, or did not mean
what they did, or that there Is to
obligation on the legislature's part
to pay any attention to their clearly
and emphatically expressed -wlllt. If
this isn't "Juggling." and "absurd."
aud "tommyrot,' and "huggermng
ger," and all the rest of the Ore
gon tan's favorite argumentative ex
presslons, we don't know what eould
be so. ' ''
.. The thing has already been doae.
Senator Bourne is regarded In Wash
ington and everywhere as a senator
elected not by the legislature, except
as a necessary formality, but by the
people of Oregon, wbose choice the
legislature obeyed, regardless of the
choice of Its members.' "Whether the
j-rciplo did the best they might Is not
ttie question. Even if they did not,
It Is not yet time to. abandon-the
new anl nt once tried system of
ri.TtTrv i. ..: t by the ueoiile. We
possible. Even If thereby we get
worse men than Bourne, still It wll!
be an Improvement over the old sys
tem. , . . . ' '
And the only way to establish this
system and make It sure and solid
and effective Is for legislative can
didates to subscribe unequivocally to
statement No. 1. Any man who will
not do this should not be elected.
Only men who. will obey the people
should be elected, ., '
And the matter of party Is a minor
question to this one of obeying the
will of the people, letting the people
rule. They have a right to choose
a legislature of one party and a sena
tor of another. They have a right
to elect a Socialist or a Prohibition
ist to the senate If they want to.
Except la the' matter of formally re
cording their will. It la none of the
legislature's business whatever whom
they elect or what party he belongs
to. Any , other treatment of. the
question is dodging It, "Juggling"
with. it. .-. , .';''.
UGGLE" 19 a favorite word
: with the Oregonlan when it
"has no argument to offer In
reply to a proposition that It
opposes, but of all the Journalistic
jugglers In the land It Is the chief,
ao far as we haveny knowledge.
In opposing the election of United
States senators by a direct vote of
the people instead of by the legisla
ture, its whole pretended argument
Is a Juggle, for it dodges or seeks
.to Obscure the one main, essential
Question at Issue: J
Should the will of the people or
the will of the legislature prevail.
be accepted, and made effectual T
The Oregonlan says we cannot
"Juggle" with -the federal constitu
tion, and cannot send a man to Wash
ington ' with credentials from the
people; his credentials must come
from the legislature. What petty
"Juggling? is this. Nobody proposes
to send a man. to Washington as
senator without formal credentials
from the legislature, In formal com
pliance with the' constitution;- but
what is contended for Is that the leg
islature should obey the people, ac
cept as a matter of course the peo
ple's choice, and issue the necessary
credentials in accordance with the
people's mandate at the polls. There
Is no "Juggling" with the constitu
tion Jn ' the case; the whole matter
is: Shall the people in reality1 elect,
the legislature only' formally ratify
ing their election; or shall the ofd
system' be restored by which the
legislature was made a scene of log
rolling, holdups, corruption, scandal,
bribery, and all-around devilment In
consequence of a senatorial contest?
This is the evolution,' and the Ore
gonlan cannot "Juggle" it away. The
people understand it.'
For years this monumental JourwU, tn iUKgeilt,on faTor.
skuiuc uypuvruo jireieoueu to aarv
PORTLAND- WATER. ' ;
MONO OTHER good things that
Portland does not sufficiently
appreciate and make, known to
the rest of the country and the
world is its almost nnequaled drink
ing water. Few if any cities have
such excellent, superior, ' perfect
water, one of the most Important and
valuable of Portland's possessions.
We who live here are used to it, and
so do not appreciate the blessing of
it, nor sufficiently advertise 'it so
that people of other cities through
out the country will understand how
greatly Portland Is favored in this
respect. It Is only when a Portlander
travels away from home, and has
to drink different water, that he
feels a due appreciation of our Bull
Run -waterc ---
; Not Infrequently , visitors from
other parts of the country "are sur
prised to learn that they may drink
water out of common hotel faucets
not only safely but with delight
They have not been used, to this in
other cities. In many of which water
is not sate to drink unless boiled,
and In few If any of which is It taste
ful, agreeable and refreshing, as
here. ' " ' . v.
Why. not exploit this remarkable
advantage more? The hotels of
Portland ' could easily ' do this, by
announcing the purity and excellence'
of J3ull Run '..water , on, pjacards, to
be placed on the doors of all rooms,
and 'on" bills of -fare and hotel sta
tionery. This would call every
guest's attention directly to the su
periority of Portland's water, and
visitors would remember this and
talk about it wherever they, went
afterward, - thus . making Portland
noted not only as the "Rose City,"
but what is still more important, as
ttie "pure water city." The . Jour
nal hopes Portland hotel proprietors
"the boundless natural resources of
the United States have been so little
developed as compared with those of
other nations that the future holds
In store for our country far greater
records of prosperity than have been
made In the .recent phenomenal
years. The situation has nothing
save encouragement for every one.
Mr. Bryan, in his Commoner, con
cedes prosperity, present and pros
pective, and says, "There is no dan
ger of a panic." But be explains the
condition a little differently from
most others, saying:
Those . who are predicting a panic
overlook the fact that, the world's vol
mo of money la Increasing-. Rlalng
prices follow an lnoreaso In tb cur
rency and It Is Impoaalble to have a
aanaral panlo when prices are rising-
Of course, there will be readjustment
la special caaea , where speculation
ralsea prices above the normal level
but we may aspect a .steady -" tnoreaa
In the level of prices and a continuation
of prosperity as long as the volume of
money lncreaaea more ' rapidly . than
population and business. -.
The trouble is not with wealth pro
duction, but with distribution.. The
trusts are bleeding the public; the tariff
barons are extorting from .eonaumers
and the railroads are overcharging pat
rons, but- these things can be remedied
now easier than ever before. The trusts
can' be dissolved and they will employ
more people and sell more goods under
competition; the tariff eaa be veduoed
and tbe wage roll and the output In
creased; railroad rates can be reduoed
and . the patrons can use the money
thus saved In- buying what the manu
facturers have to selL -
Now ' Is the time - .to dissolve the
trusts.' reform the tariff and reduce.
railroad rates, and no threat of panlo
should scare the publlo.
GREAT PROSPERITY, BUT
HERB ARE no signs of an abate
ment of the country's "abound
ing prosperity" -at least none
certain, , tangible,, Imminent.
The nsual "period" of prosperity has
been rounded out Into a full decade,
and everything indicates its continu
ance, that the usual period of . de
pression will be skipped, or deferred
for awhile. People have been proph-.
esying a panic In a year or two, or
three, or at least a time of compara
tive dullness, but It doesn't come,
nor is Its coming anywhere within
sight, or hearing or feeling distance.
True, there has been an enormous
shrinkage In the market value .of
certain stocks, but this did not af
fect the real values of the properties.
or of any kind of property. It was
only a water-squeezing process,
father a healthy one, and the coun
try in general went ahead with its
business and paid no attention to it
Crops are smaller throughout the
country than last year, yet are large,
and prices are unusually good. In
dustries of all kinds are flourishing
exceedingly and various trade Jour
nals unite in saying that there are
no clouds of significance In the busi
ness sky. ' These writers know well
what they are talking about, are
acute observers, and are Inclined to
be conservative and cautious rather
than too .optimistic, and " a recent
publication of their Opinions collect
ively is reassuring.- The story that
a score of these editors tell Is one
of boom, rush, inability to fill orders,
quick; large sales' and good profits.
This report covers fancy goods, men's
furnishings," hats,' shoes, hardware.
Jewelry, toys, china and glassware,
agricultural Implements, carpets.
drugs and oils, automobfles'and bicy
cles, and other manufactures. There
Is a greater demand than ever before
for luxuries household decorations,
costly books, silks, etc. ' '
Tbe editor of Dun's Review sees
no occasion for pessimism. He
thinks the monetary problem what-
ever tnat ,is m ,oiTe ujf. It
tJ Uip up that system lijmust IX It is solved at all; and that
A BASELESS ASSERTION.
IT 13 constantly reiterated that be
cause there will probably be sev
eral ' Republican Candidates In
the primaries for United
States senator,"' the one hav
ing .. a , plurality cannot be
elected as a gal net the Democratic
candidate. But who knows'that this
will be so? There is no precedent
on which to base such a statement
There were five Republican candi
dates in the primaries last year, and
one of them received the nomination
by but a small plurality, yetbe beat
the 7 Democratic candidate, a very
strong, - capable man. It is . well
known that Mr. Bourne was in some
respects weak, objectionable, yet he
went .by , quite a large majority over
Mr. Gearin, who was then in the
senate and had made and was mak
Ing a fine record. Since such was
the result last year, why Is it re
iterated that the same result cannot
be attained again? ' Merely , because
those who say so are Inciting the
Republicans to overthrow and de
stroy the primary law, and especially
that feature of It .providing .a way
of electing senator by the people. .
MAN'S FACE IS HIS PROP-
A FEW YEARS ago the supreme
. court of New Tork, In the case
of a young woman whose pio
ture had been used on cigar
boxes or beer bottles, and who sued
tor damages and a permanent injunc
tion, decided by a bare majority
decision against her. To the general
publlo this decision looked wrong.
and an opposite on by a New Jersey
Judge, In the case . of Thomas .
Edison, will be quite generally ap
proved. 1 A f Vrm was using Edison's
picture . for' advertising . purposes,
which the court held it had no right
to do. It was held that If there was
any value to the firm in the picture.
that value was the personal property
of Edison, the owner of the "mug.
This seems to us to be simple, clear,
plain Justice, but it is a much so
In the case of a pretty, unknown girl
as In the case of Edison. If unknown
to fame, she might "not be able to
say to the court, "My face is my fortune.-
sir." but she should hare a
right to say' that no advertiser could
use a picture of her face against her
wIlL We hope to see that New York
decision reversed. ;, '
The New York World says: "Th
battleships should be kept out of the
Pacific while San Francisco Is what
it Is and the Japanese situation is
what it is." - We are free to admit
that San Francisco is a pretty bad
and troublesome town, perhaps near
ly as bad as New York In proportion
to population, but we fall to see that
this Is any reason why the battleships
should not come to the Pacific. As
to the "Japanese situation." while it
is true that we should not aggravate
the testy Japanese, our government
should certainly not wait to ask "the
consent of any government on earth"
before sending Its ships whitherso
ever. It pleases in American waters. '
Letters Frort) tKc People
Origin of Some Oregon Names.
Portland, Aug. (.To the Editor of
The Journal I noticed In your paper Of
last Saturday evening In column four
of the editorial page, near tbe bottom
of the column, a short article copied
from the Moro Observer, credited to
D. C Ireland, senior editor. In which
he pretends to give the origin of tbe
name of Lucklamute, atatlng that It
comes from "lucky mute," a deaf and
dumb man who was successful as a
trout fisherman, "forty-eight yeaxs
ago." If "D Witt" made the state
ment as a Joke, knowing him In olden
times to- be considerable or a loner,
I have nothing to say; but If he was
really In earnest I am comDelled to
differ with him for the following rea
First "Forty-elrht years airo" would
Indicate that the time the name orlsl-
nated In 16: whereas It Is a fact sus
ceptible of nroof that the name "Luck.
in mule" was In use. bln( applied to me
stream now beartne; that name, having
Its source in the Coast ranse or moun
tains and running westward through
Polk countr. and emptvlns Into t
"Willamette river as early as 186. The
proot -alluded to is in tns nature, oi
s map of Oregon isaued that year en
titled "PreatoiVs Sectional and County
map of Oreg-oti and Washington west of
tne uaacaae mountains, oomouea iron
United 8 la tea . Surveys and other au
thentic sources, by J. W. Trutch and
O. W. Hyde." and copyrighted by J,
A. Preston, Mr. Trutch was an JCng-
llahmaa of fine attainments ss a sur
veyor, and did much of the-early sur
veying In the Willamette valley prior
to 1861. Later he went to Biitinh Col
umbia, was knighted, and was lleuten-snt-governor
of Hrltlah Columbia . from
July, 1871. to Juky. 1S7.
Hecond I cannot imagine tne source
or Brotner Ireland s 'inrormation u
certainly was from hearsay, ss he did
not arrive In Oreiron until the fall of
1S J. And further. - In hla reference
to "Cral In the Araus office In Oregon
City" It Is Implied that "Aaahel Buah."
now wiii-knuwn iwnHr in dhiviu. "
i the Argus, nad
wrote -bo badly v that Craig could not
make out hla writlnv: whereas, the
fact Is Bush never was the editor or
the Arrus. but. on tns contrary, was
editor of the Ores on. Statesman, which
he established at Oregon city in atarcn,
1851. and removed It to Salem In 1851
and controlled Its columns until list.
The Argus was started by W. I Adams
at Oregon City In April, lets, with D.
W. Craig as, foreman, a more accom
plished printer never set foot on Oregon
soil, and ha was not. a man to "guess"
at anything. . . '
In the case or the woru -wiiiamette-
Brother Ireland Is about as far "off"
ss hs Is In respect to tbe term Luck
tamute." It is true that about the year
lava there was a controversy anouv tne
proper spelling or the word: out ins
principal contestants were juag unsay
nd Judge wuiiam Birong. toe lorraer
ciaiminr tnat waiiamer- was xns cor
rect spelling, and the latter that "Will
amette" was the proper form with the
accent on the second syllable in each
case. Kach man had hla supporters
In a long drawn out controversy, but
It was generally considered st the time
thst Judas- Btrons had the best or the
argument However that may be, ths
word ss spelled by Judge Strong, "Will
amette," with ths accent on the second
syllable, wss the generally accepted
spelling and pronunciation long beforo
the controversy referred to began. In
fact, ss far back as IRIS, ths word
wss spelled In thst fsshlon, being
so Indicated In the journal of Alexander
Henry and David Thompson, the first
a for trader of the Northwest Company,
snd ths istter ths orilclai geographer
and ' explorer of ths same company.
This antedates by many years all the
evidence that Judge Dssdy produced
la support of his view.
In mv onlnlon th word "Willamette."
la a - corruption of ths Indian word
"Wlllamth" or "Wlllamstb," sig
nifying "grsen ' water." snd this
opinion Is based on Information ob
tained a number of years ago from Mra.
Zilpha Rlgdon. a very Intelligent pio
neer lady of 184, a former school teach
er, who In turn secured ber Informa
tion from an old Indian chief who lived
lddls fork of the Willamette
she arrived In the
an who have
mads a study of th origin of Indian
ey are applied to th lo-
Not only thefarmors but th mu
nicipalities are calling for labor. A
worklnxmaa can take his choice of
city or country now.
Curious; we haven't seen Judge
Landls mentioned once yet as a
Democratic candidate for president
river st ths time
it i is wen known or
names that th
callty or object named because of some
inherent peculiarity or quality mani
fested by ths locality or object. Tor In
stance, the locality or site of Balem
In early days was known as VJheme
keta," meaning a "place of rest, or a
"nlace or oeace." 'XjnehulDum." a raw
miles south of Salem, was so called by
the, Indiana because th sea-aclous bea
ver was so plentiful there, snd It means
"beaver 11 lines, or. the "land or ths
beaver. . This coarse of reasoning gives
good ground for believing thst th word
''U7I1 1 .mth " m HU'1l1.M.lh MMnln,
areen water." Is the Drlmarvsourcs
of th word "Wlllamstfs," as a pecu
liarly beautiful greenish hue mar be
seen In th waters of that stream from
Its sou roes to its mouth at all times of
th year when It Is In normal condition.
-; mCOKUM m. MiMta-
From tbe Jacksonville Post. .- -
Everybody In Jacksonville, with. but
a few exceptions, has either returned
from or Is preparing to go to the moun
tains on a vacation trip.' Some of these
days I am going to borrow a little blue
pack Jack and pack some bluepoint Oys
ters and gumdrops. snd an upright pi
ano; and a hammock, and some sheet
music, and a Bible, and a camera, and
som wedding cake, and a "font, and
Brussels carpet -and I will g to ths
mountains and r re tend ) am enjoying
myself and resting up.
I like to go out in tne wua xnans
ol tn mountain ana eommun witn
nature. I have tried it and know what
It la I hare slept out with nothlna
ovor me but ths mantis of night and a
few stars, snd nothing beneath me but
a few cactus Dlants snd an ant hliL
hav arose at ST minutes past I snd
ran 1T or II mile a ud ths mountains
and back to try snd get enough blood
in circulation so that 1 could command
full advertising rates, and then sat
down on- srock 1 time solder than th
north note to wslt for sunrtss. I re
member it cam up an rignt aoooraing
to schedule, but It dida't sra to cheer
m any. l-sesmeo muray ana moiay.
Most everything seemea to o enrouaeq
In doom. There was mors gloom
around ther than I had ever seen.
needed some one to pity ms and love
me a great deal. x needed reel ana a
chang of scenery. Roughing H doesa't
seem 10 oo me tns ngni amount ox
rood, fluess I'm too puny and frail.
Mv nature seems to be able to set along
with a lot more home comforts and leas I
soenle grandeur and cold night.
This Date la History.
1181 rirst shlpe built la Canada said
to have been launched at Qnebse.
1814 Commissions from Kn gland and
the United States met at Ghent to ar
range a trsaty of peso.
' lit 4 Joseph Maris Jacquard. Inventor
of tbe sllk-weavlng . loom. died. , Born
18M Commander David S. McDougal,
V. 8. N who with a slngls ship de
stroyed a Jspanes squaoron at nnim
onoaekL died. Born in Ohio, September
7 1804. 1
189 Mrs. wlorenc 'Maybnck eon-
i4 nt the murder of her husband.
l!i Dreyfus trial opened at Rennei,
. .. - . , Discrimination
From th Topek Capital.
Ton. ean't altogether blame the
Japanese' if they fsll to understand
our professions of "trsdltlonal
friendship" when they sea this country
,i..,i.i .niiiillnr Its Jt friends
from Immlsratlon. while admitting the
riffraff of southern FHirope, for whloh
we never did have any special friend-
- HOW THE RICH LIVE
la RsgarJ to Eating Oft Plates of Solid Cold"
By Cleveland Moffett
Not only Is It tru that a number ef
millionaires In America-own plates ef
solid gold or sliver gilt (which lattsr Is
considered good enough for European
royalty), but ther are rich families
who boast sets ef china coating from
11,000 to-11,000 a doses, so that the
breaking -aof a single plate means th
loss of several hundred dollars.
Now . I believe - In spending money
within reason on beautiful things, on
fin paintlnas, nobis buildings, inspir
ing muslu, but I say thst sny msn or
woman-' who uses pistes like thsss of
gold or silvsr, or frsgtls plates at sev
eral thouaand dollars a dosen while mul
titudes near by ar perishing of want
I say that such a man or woman Is
worss than Nero when ' he ahod his
mules with gold, for Nero may hav
known -no- better,- but - they hsv been
brought up In th teachings of democ
racy and Christianity and they do know
better, and thess things which thsy re
gard as trifles, this shsmeful mlsuas of
wealth, may b counted against thsm
som day, when th hour of reckoning
- Let m mention here a few eases of
pitiful misery that have recently corns
to mv knowledge In New .Tork City.
A poor child about i years old earn to
school on morning, through a bitter
February snowstorm, with Its feet tied
up In rage. It had nslthsr stockings
nor shoes, and when th teacher re
moved th ras-s th child's feet wsre
dark purple almost fro sen. '
The aame teacher told m of a little
Jlrl. about It. who had to get up before
ayllght to ssw button on sweatshop
garments.-. In the morning she would
go to school and at noon vroulaV earry
some lunch to hsr fsthsr In the sweat
shop. Then ah would hurry back to
school . with only a erust of bread -for
her ewn nourishment After school aha
had to strusgle until dark with a heavy
puahcart of potatoes. And she worked
until lata. In ths night sswing on but
tons. She died of overwork and lack
S S v
These are two cases among thousands
In New TorkI Another was at H0 Hen
ry street, fourth floor, whsrs w found
four little children all alone. Thsy
war filthy and almost naked. They
said their mother bad gone down stairs.
Prssently ths mothsr staggered In with
two pails of wster. She had Just left a
sick bed and weak as shs wss, had car
ried thoss two heavy palls up four
flights of stairs. Shs said her husband
was In ths hospttsl dying of consump
tion, and her 1-year-old baby wss sick
with bronchitis. Shs had no money n
food, no oL Shs declsred (in ur
man) that shs would commit suicide If
she eould bring herself to kilt her chil
dren first, but shs could not kill her
babies and aha oould not Isav them
I wonder how It Impresses a' million
aire company dining off geld plates to
hear such stories! Perhaps thsy accept
the dictum of the Saturday Evening
Post that "wanton charity" Is worss
thsn sxtravagancs, and declds to Isavs
well . enough alone. . It Is so assy for
the rich-to do that!
Ths fact la, as I hav said before, w
must bsv charity until we havs some
thing better, end nslthsr ths sdltor of
ths Saturday liven In Post nor th lady
with ths gold plates nor any on oU
need feel sny great concern about the
"wantonness'" of charity so loag as
Nsw York ' hospltsls ar practically
bankrupt and New Tork tenement chil
dren under 4 years of ags ars dying st
th rat of 11,000 a year, and New Tork
mothers are bringing into th world
17.000 children a year without' medical
Rowdyism at Veddings
'By. Carolyn -Preeeott.
What- do you think of a young bride
who makes an exit for her wedding
journey la a trunk T This Is not a joke,
out aa actual xact
A New Bedford (Maaa.) -young woman,
la order to evade hat bast frlsnds, who
had planned to torment her by adorning
her with rloe and confetti, old ahoe and
other unmistakable nuptial emblems,
mad her escape la the trunk that was
supposed t6 contain hsr wedding finery.
While -the 'guests 'were" searching for
her she was lying In a doubled-up pos
ture that did all sorts of things to her
vertebra, across th back seat of th
auto that waa to convey th young
people to th station, -
Isn't It about Um that this wedding
foolishness was declared offT I have
heard of many cases where carefully
raised. wu urea, sensitlvs girls have
been humiliated beyond measure by th
well-meaning ( T) friends, who for ths
tlm being concentrated their efforts to
give th newly wedded pair what thsy
considered an appropriate "ssnd-off."
On occasion I remember very dis
tinctly, wher a brlds, rushing through
a downtown arcade to elude per pur
suers, lost a very valuable diamond sun
burst, hsr husband's wedding gift Her
irivnu wer aster air in not pursuit,
much as a p&clc of hounds pursuss a
poor little) rabbit and la her mad. -rush
to escape the Jewel waa lost This
overclouded th Joy of th wedding
trip, and th young man, who had saved
for months to buy thla sift tnr hla
brlds, waa in at if led. I think, la cutting
from his wife's visiting list all ths
young people who were Implicated In
tnls mad and foolish prank.
Th fashion of slipping away quietly
and Settlor msrrled la bannmfne- mnra
and more popular with young people
ur uiie verr reason, vn cannot Diam
them for not wishing to participate In
th rude and .undlsnlfled "circus" into
which three perform ancea degenerate.
miii is a- serious tning. and
should be entered Into In a dignified
manner. It Is not an occasion for a
Tourh house." for tin can ehnniua
and showers of old shoes and rlc snd
otnsr missuss. II th tlm has corns
when a bride must undergo physical tor
ture, aa did th New Bedford bride. In
order to escsp from hsr pursuers, then
i umi w cait upon me pouc.
It's a vary prstty custom to shower
ths brlds with Ho, a custom handed
dowu from time immemorial, but this
can b don in a decorous manner.
Ther la no occasion to desoend to a
level of soms among th forslgn popu
lation, wher weddings ismetlmes and
witn a snooting or a stabbmgTlff ray.
Ths time of fall wedriln la kA
lt us hop that our ears will not b
"ki who in tooting or horns ths
ringing of bells and ths beating of tin
cans, ss there wsrs so many time dur
ing th spring manths. If on or two
lessons ar needed t teach these ovsr
exuberant young people a lesson, they
might heed a warning that come from
a western town, wher th chief of po
lice has warned th residents that any
ons found creating a disturbance at a
wedding will be locked us snd fined.
Disorderly conduct is nothing but dis
orderly conduct, whether It b by a gang
of hoodlums, a party of drunken work
men or a crowd of swell young society
folks flushed with th excitement of a
Th world nds reforming along many
lines. Why not try reforming marriage
customs? J know of sevsral brldes-to-h
of the coming month who would
heav a sigh of genuine thanks if thsy
wsr nr that they would be allowed
to depart for their little honeymoon In
peac and uulst
' Aa Appeal to Bryan.
, Henry Wattsrson In the Louisville
We are no more concerned in the
result of next presidential , elec
tion than any other of the six
er seven . millions of , persons who
call themselves Democrat. There Is no
reason why we might' not return Mr.
Bryan scorn for scorn, and bid ' him
crack his whip and drive his herd to de
struction, he alone getting rich whilst
the others starve. But, as a mstter of
fact, we entertain no unfriendly feeling
toward Mr. Bryan's personality, which
is altogether agreeable to us, nor do
we Us in any discomfort under the ban
he has Imposed upon us, as upon hun
dreds of thousands of Dsmocrats with
out whose votes w ean elect nobody.
We would relegsts to ths rear all by
gons dissension and recognise the living
sltustlon aa It Is.
It is our Judgment that Mr. Bryan
eannot poll tne full party vote, nor get
inr eonalderabl portion of th inde
pendent vote. H nab Identified himself
with toe many conceits of ths lecture
platform. It is safs to say thst quit
two thirds or in onautauqua audience
which applaud him ar Republicans
and will vote th Republican ticket, re
garding him aa an agreeabls lay preach,
er whom they like to llstsn to, but not
thslr preference as a presidential candi
date. In all ef th deb table states ther Is
a distinct pro-Bryan element Each can
defeat ths othsr. In tbs fac of thee
conditions why should not Mr. Bryan be
first to see th impracticability of his
own candidacy and rest content to havs
th party nam a candidal who can
unit it vote and draw to his standard
that sven widening clrnls Of Independent
voters who in th final equation deter
mine th raaultf
WhoTl Try ItT
' Worn th Philadelphia Press.
It Is the xpreased opinion of a Can
adian newapaper that a smind thrashing
would -do ths United States good.. Does
It know sny nation on earth that wants
a suulaxtake Ufa Jebf,
TKe'Loat Key .
r , ' i
By John Andsrson . Jayne,
On your cupboard shelves, It may ba,
there Is a boa that you are desirous of
opening. In th box are valuable papsrs.
Perhaps soms trinket from tbe home of
the dear old mother, far down the line
of the years. : T .
. Many tmss you have gone to the cup
board and taken the box . front tbe
gloom, . and. bringing it to the light
have wondered where you eould have
put the key, the one- key, that would
unlock tjhe boxTTYou hunt 'through the
corridors of'' your memory, trying to
locate- the time and the place where
you used It last. But, search, as you
will, ther Is no trace of the key', to
be found. i 7 ' -
Tou are unwilling to break open the
box! It waa a gift- from her whose
Hps are now still, so Or aa .the earth
language is oonoemed, but eloquent In
th vernacular of th "street of gold."
Bentiment, associstlon, the bop or nnd
Ing th key keeps you from breaking
Jt may not be the key-to-a box yo
have lost. It may be th key that
would open th door of success.
One you held It In your hand. -Ton
sven tried It in ths ksyhols of th door.
But fos a moment you turned aside
from th opportunity to open th door
that waa given you. Now, search aa
you will, you cannot And th key the
on key that you feel assured ya, you
know would open th door.
Tou know that on th othsr side of
th locksd and closed door thsrs Is
all that your soul desires ths option
of work, or th privilege of study, or
the advantages that eome from leisurely
But the key is lost, and it eannot be
What are you going to do about ItT
Some will sit down by the aids of the
door and wast thslr lives 'In vain re
grets and bewail th unkind, harsh
"faU" that has keot th door closed so
long.. But you may rt assured, though
you weep oay ana night, though you
mourn Incessantly, your teare,. though
thsy be formed of ths Iron that has en
tered your soul, will nsvsr bs fsshloned
Into the msstsr key to unlock th door.
If you hsv lost the key there Is
but one -way . In which you ean open
Tou must take your whol manhood
to Father Tims, ths great locksmith of
ths ages; you must tak with you msn'a
best ssrvsnt, Hsrd Work, and between
Father Time and Hard Work there msy
b faablonsd on ths anvil of purpose
a new key. that ehall unlock ths door.
There is an old provsrb that resds:
"Tims "and I against any two. There
Is another taken from the Latin; "La
bor conquera all things." Comblns tlm
with honsst labor and you-will And as
th daya go by thst In your character
there 1 being formed another key.
When that key comes ss com It
surely wilL us It well, wisely.
Let us near the- conclusion of. the
whole mattsr; For ths msn who has
lost ths ksy to - the doorway opening
to success, there sball be . forged sn
othsr key when he brings his whols
being to the task of finding, forging
and finishing ths ksy.
:; , July. :
Far, 'far away, beyond the ripening
wheat, ' -
; The forests stand In mantles of soft
While wreathed In mualo near and
'A lark soars singing from the mea
dow ru. . ..
Along th reeds where -Sheltering su
roses linger and dafv
The bright midsummer, but the elders'
Hss melted la the sunshine ef July.
r fields the scarlet fin
hebsr shrines among tbs
Through fallow fields the scarlet fire
And with thslr biasing blossoms wor
ship claim .
From all the pilgrim butterflies that
A drowsy languor tinctures all the air,
And In tbe garden, nodding -o'er the
Tall hollyhocks weave soentsd shadows
From fragtle stems red poppy petals
'"; fall. ; . .
Small, spicy ptnks about the dooryard
Bright orange llllee sway along the
And through - the fane bold ragged
And clamber up th tallsst sunflower
A warm breese stirs ? the cedars and
floats through '
The festhery willows, while within
As white aa wind-flower buds against
Th summer clouds go slowly blow
Ing by. , , .
So honey sweet the earth Is, and so
- - purs - - - ' .
Ths tender heaven bending overhead,
I .think no heartache here eould long
Nor any psln remain uncomforted.
Nsw Tork Independent.
? '7 7- Skeptical. 1 v.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
As John Burroughs has answered Dr.
Long's answer to president Roosevelt
It is apparent that b doe not take
much stork In the president' published
etatement that Theodore Roosevelt is
the world's grsaleat authority upon
wild animala. . '
A17J.. 1 AL. :hti'
j. ioi awuiiuristi xxooui 1 ne
By Arthur Brisbane.
- Very often this column contains mat
tar written . by request. Readers ask
for aa editorial on soms deflnlt sub
ject, and we write It if wean, and
If It seems likely to Interest -ths ma
jority, i . .
. Today w writ by request an edi
torial concerning a large collection of,
human beings, gathered together for.
benevolent and cheerful purposss, and
calling themselves ""Ohs Owls." The -motto
of "The Owls.' printed -underneath
three wise looking birds, read ,.
as follows: ? " ; ',
There's so much bad in th beat of ua
And so much good In th worst of us.
It hardly behooves any of us
To speak 111 of ths rsst of us
Thst la, of coura. merely an origi
nal snd not quite complsts wsy of re
peating the old coramsnd. "Love On
W suggest forlhlSmbttO" a' supl
ment as tallows:
"There's so much bad In the best of
us, and so much good In th worst of
us, that w ought sll to try to ellmlnal
th bad that remain in th beat of ua, .
and to ae and to encourage th good
tht la In th worst of ua"
.This world would be vastly Improved
If w could llv thst owl motto aa
smoothly as 'w recite It. - - ,
It human beings eould forgw. thslr
own exoellenco, realia how 111iiVsjmV
are, what good excuses ther ar forV I
weaknesses of others, and how mucMLJ
good there Is In the most unfortunate "
or creatures, ths brotherhood of men
would be sdvsnced considerably;, we
should need fewer jails and poorhouses.
, Ruls No. t of TTThe OwlsK reads aa
Vlxm't take yourself too damned ssrl ' .
W advise th Owls to slfrplnate from
that ruls th pro fan word - There Is
"so much bad In ths best of us" that -w
- really don't need to add sven on '
Word of profanity to th regulations of
a well-meaning organisation Every sx
ampl set In this world- hss Its Import- '
ance. And even a hsrmless sffort to'
bs funnv and original does not xous
th ua of th mildest profanity in th
sayings jot writings of sensible man.. .
W should suggest snother change in
Rul I. We should mak it read. T'Tou
can't take yourself too seriously."
Ths business of every msn or woman.
Owl or plain barnyard goose, I to tak
himself or herself as seriously as pos
sible. ' What ahall we take" seriously, if we
do not tak -ourselvto seriously?
Each man's Individuality and person v
allty ar all that ha hss. Everything
that he does must b don by him
self. Everything that h la must be'
It Is posslbl for a man to be vain,
too aeif-contented. But it la not pos
slble for any human' being to' tak"
himself too seriously. Llfs is serious,
duties are serious, responsibilities are
serious. -n " - -
M From esrly childhood until the last
dsy, svery msn and woman ahoulcV
tak a aerloua view of life, of person
ality, of work and of poaalbiiltlea. Every '
dsy a man should tak himself seri
ously enough to- ssk himself, ''What
can I do today, what did I leave un
done yesterday, whst possibility la -thsr
of good work, of good thought
In my head that I haven't brought out?"
W beg to Inform th Owls that th
man who hav succeeded In this world
have Oaksn themselves extremely seri
Read such parts lor our lives ss give ""
an insight Into their real chsrsctsrs,
snd you will find the men snd women
that-, bsv dona big things taking their
work and themselves most i seriously,
Ths principal official in the Owts"
nest Is John W. Tslbot. W never ssw
him. but w a re glad to put befor
a good many million human being this
short statement by, th chief of th
"A man Is not old while h Is doing
things; snd If he is net doing anything,,
he la dead. .- . . .
That saying alone would Instify th
"'IJK adoptjng thename of the wia-
est bird. - 1 .
.W advise readers, especially those
that hav passed mlddl llfs, to writ
It down and repeat It to othsr. -
Not years, but Idleness mesne old
ag. The lasy, worthless, young spend
thrift is old and worthless. The bent,''
gray-haired man earnestly at - work,
no matter how humbly, doing his duty
and doing hla beat is not old.
Ths world owes thanks to th big
gsst Owl for thst short shying. .
The msn "doing things'' is young.
And the man not doing anything Is deed,
no matter how much he may-think him,
self 'alive, no matTsr how he msv atrtv
to hav self-indulgence tak th plao
of real accomplishment. .
.i.TnB.t tri8f. "f11" bv th biggest Owl
should be Incorporated by the Owls
In sll, their publlo documents, aa fol
lows: 4 . , . . 1 ,-
hll you work,' you ar young.
Whn you atop work you' ar deed,"
"No matter about tha ag."
1 A,.sUrwBpeclmea..-. -' . ' ". .
From Toung'o Magasins.
Poor Bilkenst , - V
Bllkena was strolling up th boerrt-
w-1 Jf ' tnt!e.CUjr ranlnto
hla friend Einstein. -
"Well." said Rollins, "how gna ItT" -!hf;.
baven't you heard the newer
eaked Einstein. . .
, "What news T"
"I'm morrlsd!" . v
"Congratulatlona. and all that sort of
thing, "r said Bllkena, shaking hla com
panion by the hand.
"Tss, and- that's no Joke." replied
cniwin, . i or warn s in most rem
aoie wman you aver saw. .
"Of courae." ...
But Elnateln Is-norsd ths cvnlcal In.
flection In his friend's vole and hurried
on: "Sh cooks Ilk a French chef, and
she's ao soon om leal that our joint ax
penses ars Isss than when I waa a bach
elor, and aha never scolds me for 'going
to the club and ataylng out late, and
she never give m fetters to mail, nor
aends m on wild goose chaaea to match .
f oods In th stores, and abs doesn't cry -t
I forget to kiss her- when I eome
home,. and shs say ah wouldn't own
an; automobll If I could afford ons,
and shs never haa mentioned ber
former husband ones, and I'm bothered
with no mother-1n-taw,sand ah baan't
yet spoken of getting a dl "
. "Stop, atop," gasped Bllklne weakly.
,' "Why, whafa th matter? Tour a g ,
pal as a ghost V '
For an answer Bllkena only reeled to
the ground dead!
The shock had been too much. '
Poor BUkens! . - ,
. m In-
A Misapplied Prescription.
' From Toung's Magaalns. '
. Maude Fulton, whose winsome smile
Is a feature of "Th Orchid," Is. re
sponsible for the following: '
A fsrmer went up to a veterinary '
surgsoa to ask what h waa to do about
hla horse, which had been taken .very
111. "Olvs him this powder," ssld the
Vet. An hour later ths farmer csms up
again and ssld that he ooudn't get ths -horse
to tske th powder. "Oh," ssld.
th vt, "I forgot. Put this tubs down
his throat, then lay m powdsr In th
ttibe and blow It down hla throat.4
Within an hour the farmer came run
ning back, pale and excited. "What a
ue now?" asked the vet. "Didn't yu do
as I told you?" "yes." said the farmer.
"I put tha tub down his throat and laid
ths powder In It, but the horse blew
first, . '-'
, - . A Jumped-at Conclusion. "
" From the New Tork Tribune. -Dr.
Parkhurst told ths othsr dsy a
good story about a bishop.
"Ths blshoo." he said, "Ukea a good-
elgar. snd was traveling to Albanjf in -
tha aftinkln V.N.
"A laboring man took the asat I
eld him. sved his clerical garb, got
HSni I rum mm aim in, an ua nut. -
back tor a comfortable smoks:
" 'Parson, sir?' - ' i
"the Mahon hesttsted. Then ne an
swered blandlyt ,
" I waa once.' ; '
"'Ah,' ssld the laboring man. 'drink,
I suppose.", . .
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