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To educate the heart, one
'must be willing to " go"out of
himself and to epme Into lov-
: .'lbs contact with other.
James Freeman Clarke.
.MISSES THE MAIN POINT.
ITH DUB deference to State
Senator Hedges' legal learn
ing. It seems to us that In
hit argument In favor of the
legality of the Milwaukee club and
of the power of the Mllwaukle coun
cil to license gambling, he has over
looked or argued clear around the
main, vital proposition, namely: that
no special law eaa authorise the com
mission of a crime per se, a thing
that on general principles the courts
have held to be against public policy.
Senator Hedges argues that he legis
lature, by a special law enacted In
1905, granted the Mllwaukle council
power to "license, tax, regulate and
restrain all offensive trades and oc
cupations, and to license the. differ
ent branches of business or profes
sions which la their Judgment should
be licensed.". . But this cannot be
construed as a legislative permit .to
the council to license robbery, or
arson, or adultery, or any other
crime; only "offensive trades and
lAMmatlnn. whirls wtt atmnnaA w!H
be construed to mean liquor selling.
, slaughtering of animals for meat,
etc. Gambling la not a trade or
occupation recognized by the law.
It Is an outlawed business, the same
as burglary," according fo a recent
Besides, the Mllwaukle council
. never licensed the Mllwaukle club.
T1i .Annl ItaaTt v-AesiOTl 1A,f the fftt
A MAV I' V u u v. . . j luv i wwb ...... - -
f that It had no power to license this
outlawed occupation. The council
simply permitted It to do Its unlaw
ful business, and took a certain
amount aa a penalty tor the club's
violation of the law. No legislative
act can be construed to give author
ity to. license- a. clearly unlawful
thing; and U lt attempted to do so
the law would be held to be la viola
tion of the constitution. ''.:.... '
This subject has been pretty well
threshed out in the courts, and the
recent decisions, as we understand
them, are against Attorney Hedges'
posilton. Some years ago his argu
ment might have had some weight,
but we think It has little now. y
' PLENTY OF COAL. v
So, as far as a possible exhaustion
of the coat supply of the world Is
concerned, everybody should Join the
Don't Worry, club. 1 What people
have to worry about Is not the sup
ply of coal in existence, but how to
get it out of the grasp of monopolists
and carried to . consumers', when
needed and at a reasonable price. 4
A BRIEF STATEMENT.
R, PITTOCK'S and Mr. Lead
better's morning paper refers
to The Journal as "Mr. Ladd's
paper." . The Journal is not
ashamed of Mr. Ladd's relationship
to or connection with this news
paper, but as Mr. Plttdck's and his
son-in-law's newspaper sees fit to
reiterate in print a false statement
It is probably meet and proper for
the publio to know the truth. Mr.
Ladd .has held from the starting of
The Journal $10,000 ol its stock, on
which he draws an annual dividend,
the same as other stockholders.
In all there Is $120,000 of stock
In The Journal company, $72,600 of
which is owned and held by Mr. C
8. Jackson, publisher of The Journal,
and the balance, $47,500. Is held by
15 prominent business men In Port
land, Including Mr. Ladd. Pittock's
and his son-in-law's paper knows
this, and yet it prefers to misrepre
sent and create a contrary Impression
In hopes of arousing prejudice for a
selfish and dishonest purpose.
, But In spite of all Mr. Pittock's
and his son-in-law's newspapers have
been capable of doing to injure and
keep down The Journal, it has risen
to be a success, both as a newspaper
and a paying enterprise, supported
by the people of the Oregon country,
because they believe In its good In
tent and purpose. -And It shall con
tinue to serve them. .1 . '.
IRRIGATION IN THE WILLAM
. ETTE VALLEY. . i
SEVERAL PREDICTIONS have
been made during recent years
that the world's supply of coal
would not last" long, and only
year ago that , great pessimistic
developer, Mr. J. J. Hill, asserted
positively that the coal supply of this
nation and of the world had become
an appreciable, measurable quantity,
that could not' long endure. Now
through its geological surveying : 'bu
reau, that has made extended Inves
tigations, and announces that there
Is enough coal "in sight" to keep
this world warn) and Industrial
wheels revolving for 200 years to
come. This is not a very long period.
In the life of a planet, or even of
clent to relieve the world, or that
; part of it that can procure the coal
known to be in existence, from the
shivers for , several generations to
come. ' ' , - .; .' ':
' New methods of mining have made
it possible to mine more coal, even,
' if no new supplies bad been' discov
ered, and besides that, new and large
discoveries ; are - frequently being
2,200.000,000,000 tons scientifically
in sight, and long before that gives
out the probability Is that as great
an amount will-have been discov
ered. Besides, other materials will
come Into use tor fuel. There may
te still greater discoveries of petro
leum, so that this substance will be
used much more than It. is; and as
f.or.rUry Wilson has. suggested, al-
rnhol, manufactured from potatoes,
my be much used for fuel In the
f ,!tir pitpoclally in the rural dls
t:; j. Then we are only beginning
t i m '. t stand and use the subtle,
!! r rv.i ' : t force of electricity, that
rir In : n nr largely take
t? r:.ir? rf ftul for renting as well
LREADT." says the Corval-
lis Republican, "there Is a
great difference observable
. . In the two fields of corn
and alfalfa undergoing the experi
ment of irrigation out at the O. A. C.
farm. - The fields ai'e divided in
halves, one half being irrigated regu
larly and the other half receiving no
water other than natural showers.
The -irrigated -aide of - the--f leld- is
growing rapidly and has a fresh,
healthy appearance, .while the other
section Is making Very little prog'
ress. ' The experiment demonstrates
that iarge dividends are sure for the
farmer who will go to the slight ex
pense of preparing his ground for
irrigation." 1 V . , '
What the professors of agriculture
are , doing on the college farm, a
large proportion of farmers In the
Willamette valley can do to some
extent that Is, greatly increase pro
duction by. irrigation. . Water is
plentiful In this part of Oregon. It
flows down from the mountains on
either side of the valley in a multl
tude of streams, and bubbles up In
innumerable springs. There are com
paratlvelv few farms that cannot be
Irrigated more or less through the
dry summer' weeks with Immense
aggregate benefit to the growing
crops." , v 1 "
It is but recently that irrigation
in the Willamette valley has been
tried or eyen thought of. . To most
people it seemed ridiculous to irri
gate land In a region where so much
rain fell. But there is usually quite
a long . dry spell in the summer,
when, however much rain' fell dur
ing the preceding months. Irrigation
would be beneficial. The soil is not
so. well adapted to Irrigation as the
calcareous surface of eastern Ore
gon, yet moderate and timely irri
gation would be productive of very
orontaDie results. , ---!-
The Oregon Agricultural college is
doing good work In making this
along with other tests. It suggests
what to do to . Willamette , valley
farmers so situated as to profit by
the experiment, and shows them how
to do it. Thousands of tbem will
do well to take the hint and profit
by the example. ,:..'t
A BLESSED BENEFACTION."
F A little portion of Mr.' Rocke
feller's, wealth which he gave to
flnance,thei investigation of cer
tain hitherto incurable or usually
deadly diseases has resulted, as is
reported, in the discovery of a serum
that is a specific for cerebro-splnal
meningitis, then, there is a big item
to be placed on the credit side of
Mr. Rockefeller's ledger, in the. sum
mary of bis accounts with the world.
The report Is that in consequence of
this benefaction - Dr. Flexner, : who
has been conducting investigations
along this line for a long time, has
found an absolute cure for Jthls hith
erto almost invariably - deadly, dis
ease. The recent epidemic In Port
land, though of comparatively small
proportions, Is sufficiently in. mind
here yet to suggest an approximate
appreciation of tbe ernat value to
jthe human race of this discovery.
And this nay not be the only dis
covery of great Importance rendered
possible or hastened because of this
gift of Mr. Rockefeller's, which gave
investigators and experi mentors the
means with which to work to the host
advantage. In considering such
benefaction as thfs. we feel tempted,
when anyone asks us where and how
Rockefeller got -the money, to look
the other way. The old man has
some real good streaks in him. -
Ex-Mayor Schmlta M the case of
a man who coum not stand prefer
ment and' prosperity, and who was
not strong enough for the large place
he was elected to fill. And that be
was not a beneficiary of tbe whole
sale grafting going on Is most em
phatically disputed by his personal
expenditures. ; His salary as mayor
was $500 a month, but according to
the San Francisco Chronicle be lived
at the apparent rate ' of $1,000 a
month, , he built a tine house and
furnished It in a costly fashion, he
took a trip to Europe on a scale of
expense which only a rich man could
bear, and he bas consistently re
fused while in office to furnish any
statement to the assessor, as required
by law. tinder such' circumstances
Schmlts cannot reasonably expect
people tft believe blm Innocent.
'Any one of a hundred other Re
publicans might have beaten - Gov
ernor Chamberlain 'either time be
was elected, declares the Oregoniau.
Well, that is rather a hard slam on
Mr. Furnish and Professor Withy-
combe. In 'the latter, case at least
It is not true, because it was prin
cipally Chamberlain's record that re
elected blm. But the Oregonlan evi
dently wants to upset the primary
law as to state officers also, as well
as with regard to United States sena
tors. The party that does it will
upset Itself. . '
Portland cannot afford to be slow
any more. ; . it . is important to ne
sure, but one -need not always be
snail-slow in., order . to . be . sure
enough. ; It we are, going to have
those Improvements, to pay for
which the bontf s were voted, it is
time to get a move on. There seems
no need of waiting month after
month . to ascertain : whether the
bonds will-be-valid -or not-- Find
out, and in either event, go ahead.
Ex-Senator "Billy"' Mason's , can
didacy for tbe senate is beginning
to be taken, seriously by some people
besides hlmBelf. He has challenged
Senator Hopkins to' submit their
claims to a popular primary election,
which' Hopkins is too dignified to
do. "Billy" has his faults, but he
might be an Improvement on either
of Illinois' present senators.
A 16-year-old Malheur county boy
with a - gun that of course be
thought ' unloaded shot his 8-year-
old sister, but by a narrow margin
failed to kill her. But there will
be plenty of children whtf won't es
cape so luckily, as long as boys are
allowed to monkey with guns. '
'Soon the gamblers will have to get
out of Astoria also. Only the ocean,
over three marine leagues from
shore, Is left them. - They are an
Incubus en the body polity that has
been tolerated long enough.
If any European country is to
gobble up Morocco,, as Japan Is tak
ing Korea. France is best entitled
to it. Most of the development of
northern Africa has . been' accom
plished by the French. '
Congratulations td Senator Bever
idge and his .bride, and hoping be
will be too happy to load the maga
zines with misinformation for some
months to come. '
, There lspnly a short time in which
to write those letters or send that
Oregon literature to eastern friends,
calling their attention to the colonist
rates during September and October.
Railroad wrecks In Europe are rare
as compared wlth'those in this coun
try, but that one yesterday in. Ger
many was nearly down to the worst
American standard.' r ' , : '! ','
There are said to be those who are
willing, to bet "that Senator Fufton
wilt not monopolise Secretary Taft
on his visit here. ' ' ' 4
- It would bfi only fair for some of
the fashionable and expensive gown
builders to go ball : for . "Jack the
Smearer."''-- . :
letters' From tKe People
How to Fight Forest Fires.
WaJdport. Or., Aug. I. Ta ths Editor
of Th Journal I am bow 71 years
old. Not being able to do manual labor
but still feeling' an Interest In tbe wel
fare of my countrymen. I have attempt
ed to set flown from my eiperlenee a
few directions, which I believe. If eloaely
followed, would do much toward pre
venting; forest fires. I have -lived all
my life on tbe frontier and have aided
la extinguishing; a great many fires.
The old adage a stitch In time saves
nine 4s not more applicable to anything
than to ' forest flrea. There are ' two
things that . are necessary, knowledge
and energy. As soon as a firs Is dis
covered no time should be loet It Is
Impossible to do anything In the heat
of day and especially If the wind Is
blowlnr . but nreDaratlona ean be made.
The best time to light fire Is as soon
after 'daylight aa possible. For a little
fire of a few acrea three or four men are
sufficient. One man must be chosen,
however, who understands the lay or
tbe lane and who naa good judgment.
He should take complete chsrgor
inis man saouia pass arouna tqe are
with an ax In band and carefully-biaie
every tree to fix a trail. - He should be
followed by a second man who should
could out a trail, clear It of brush and
small logs. Tbe baric can be stripped
front large logs and the sap will pre
vent them from catcblns fire. He
should be followed by .a third man with
n good Iron-toothed rake who should
rake, oat all tbe (eaves and sticks from
two to three feet wide, remembering
10 always rae lowara me nre. -
A fourth man should follow these
with . a lighted torch and should Are
the leaves and trash that has been .raked
p. making a Ore about every so feet
one the trail and aa this will not take
all his time be can patrol the trail al
ready lighted and see that no fire crosses
to the opposite side. This -fire will soon
meet the first fire and burn itself out.
It la beet to have a few buckets of
water scattered along the trail to put
out any Area that might leap across.
All dead trees should be left outslds
Of the fire line if possible. But If they
are lnsiue tney snouia re quite a ais
tance inside as the fire is likely
to run up on them and burn for several
days. Greater difficulty arises from
flying pieces ox rotion wood or oar
that the wind carries Into the green
timDer rrom tail trees Burning, man
from any other cause. If a little fir
Is discovered across the firs Una and
no water convenient It can be extin
guished with earth or sand.
ine nre una snouia om seieciea wun
great care. Roads and creek beda can
be used to advantage, uown crede is
preferable to' an up grade est Are travels
very siowiy aown mil ana very xasi up
hill. I have known sparks to set a
fire but have seen them blown by a light
wind acrosa the Una Into dry leaves
without doing any harm but loos out if
there is a dead stump or snag near the
fire line. -
U the tire is extensive It would be
better to have four parties operating on
tne plan given aoove just aa aia me
four men. I have known fires to start
the second time from pieces or bark
that bad blown across the line from tail
trees, therefore, it is a good plan to pass
over the trail two or three limes a day
for a few days, especially if it is knows
there are trees and logs In the burn
Work should begin from 100 to SO
feet In advance ef the firs and when
the first man has completed the circuit
he can assist where- he Is most needed.
If there are not too many obstacles In the
way the four men should proceed with
the Are Jin at least one fourth mile
per hour. 4 v ,
per hour. DAVID RCBUC.
i"' May 'Iciiange' Their Minds. "'
Portland, Or., Aug. C. To the Editor
of The Journal To settle an argument
will you please, inform, me whether
a marriage license can be bought, and
published, tbe parties thereto not being
obliged to use It T The argument arose
over the published statement- that a
couple in Aberdeen got a license with
no Intention of using it. If it is true,
to fool a community, and wanting to
intrude In a decent locality, all you
need to do is to buy a license and get
It published and you may, perhaps, pull
the wool over people's eyes.
(A man and a woman cannot be com
pelled to marry merely because they
nave taken out a license. ' -
Political Demagogues at , Work.
From" the Prairie City Mirror.
;Th political bosses, and demagogues
are all at work attempting to defeat
Statement No. 1 of the Pirtct Primary
law, which means defeat of the election
of United States Senator by popular
vote, or to the same effect as far as the
State of Oregon is concerned. Will the
voters do the bosses' bidding? Or will
they come out in their just right at the
next direct primary, by voting against
every candidate for the legislature who
has not signed Statement No. IT If
every state in the union will adoot a
system of primary election laws as we
have here in Oregon, Including State
ment No. 1. and enforcing It to the let
ter, voting for no candidate who has not
signed Statement No. 1. then we have
practically the election of United States
Senators by popular vote. Therefore,
the voter will use his Tirlrlllare. his fran
chise, his rlsht of free and untram
melled suffrflire, and vote at the direct
primary election for such candidates
only as have subscribed to Statement
No. 1. Unless candidates have sub
scribed tn Statement No. 1. they need
not ask the voter for his support, for it
will be In vain they will not get it
The-voters are- wlda awake, and all the
talk find writing aralnat Statement No.
1 will fall on barren ground. The polit
ical bosses and demagogues are shorn
of their, power forever. .
Lake County. Lands. "I..
From the Ivikevlew Heralfl. ;
-Evidences of the crest fertility of
the soil tn the Goose Lake valley are
upon, exhibit in Lakevlew. . Samples of
hromua arrass. white rye. Mack rve.
alfalfa, macaroni wheat, white winter
wheal and native rye erase; an or wnicn
grow most luxuriantly and to a great
heirht were broncht In from his ranch
br Robert Nelson, this week. Nature
has been-very generous to Lake- county,
and has given It s great depth of the
most marvelouelv rich soil on eaeth. In
sny of the valleys, vegetables, fruit,
rraln and grasses of all kinds-arrow with
Ittla cultivation nd. produce their kind
most proliricauy. ine-iruiis raisea
her cherries. strawberries, loganber
ries', raspberries, plums, peaches, pears
IN JULES VERNE'S DAY
A Dream ToJay Common Sense snd Almost Rsslity
How's your Standard. Oil stock?
Don't get panicky; Uncle John can
raise the price. - - :
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Hut Foraker Can point to the pres
ident himself as an Illustrious stand
patterso far. .,-.y
want to lie president. Is this man so-
Uig ta jtiun out ouc greatest foUUcUa!
.V i -
nd srples, ran be surpassed no where
n earth The Brain Is extremely rich
In constituents that make fine flour,' feed
nit mult .The barley raised tn - the
aoose i.flke valley makes malt that Is
the delight or tne nrewers. ana iney as
sure us that no finer cotold possibly be
made. Alfalfa will grow luxuriantly It
riven bur half a chance. sn4 very fine
crops of It are grown In Warner, Goose
Lake, ana ;newaucan, vaueys. ,
' 'This Date in History. '- . -inn?
First ' settlers from . England
landed in Maine.
S47 man oereaien a uungnn mil.
190 Limerick besieged by William
U27 Georre Canning, famous . Brit
ish ststesman and orator, died. - Born
1770, , .. . . - .
im Iouis McT.ane of Delaware be
came secretary of the United - States
tr7s4s!Z'Nstsl annexed to the British
j(i7 Napoloon III. and Empress Ru.
enle arrived In England 4o. visit Queen
t2 Sir Allan Naplr MrNabb. Can-an-tMn
premier, died, Born February It,
U9. ' '
194 xha president formally recng
nixd the republic of Hawaii.
t t 5 Justice Howell K. Jackaon. of
the t'nlted fUstea supreme court, died.
H7 iienor Canovas. prime minister
e fiialo, assaJsUuUta ta a AAttblab
' By Arthur Brisbane. -The
young German emperor gets
peevish sometimes, It is said, and wants
a real war. Ha feels that a man with
the blood of Frederick the Great In
his veins ought to be thrashing some
body, and colored gentlemen In Africa
or occasional EoclaL. Democrsts nearer
home are not enough, -
The news from Berlin tells us that
the kaiser is deeply Interested In air
ships fighting airships ot course. Us
is also Interested In the suggestions
that these airships Could' be used to
conquer or devastate Great Britain. The
emperor's mother was ths sister of the
English king, but aomehow that doesn't
seem to make any difference. Tbe em
peror apparently thinks that to thrash
bla old uncle and keep the fight la the
family would be rather desirable and
patriotic - ..'
What interests us Is the suggestion
that war balloons might enable the em
peror to conquer the Anglian and make
that protecting channel that the Eng
lish have talked so much about a fool
ish story of long ago.
If we had heard this talk about, con
quering England In a balloon a few
yearn aero we ahould have thought
about Jules. Verne and paid as further
But the fiction of .Julia Verne's dav
Is today's reality.
Tbe airship with Its load of dynamite
or some higher explosive would ' very
soon make, that narrow English -channel
aa ridiculous as the. famous little
moat around Croker's house, at -Wantage.
For a long time the man who had a
moat or an open ditch around his house
leu iree rrom attack. Today such a
ditch only brings mosquitoes .and ma
larla; It does no good. ,
The English atlll Imagine that the
dltcb between them and the contlnept
Is very important. But Its Importance
Is diminishing, and soon that ditch will
be nothing more than any other little
moat, just a humorous reminder OI tne
Napoleon 'stood on the edge of the
ungiisn aitcn for a very long tune, try'
lng some scheme to set his sailing veS'
sels across the water. If he could have
got a few tens of thousands of men
across that ditch, only a few miles
wide, he could have closed up the
pocketbook that was hiring men to fight
hlin on the continent, and perhaps made
himself the worlu'a real ruler. But he
couldn t get his sailing vessels across,
and. Instead of .his conuuertng England.
England locked him up on a little ia-
utnu. ana iixnv was tne end or it. -
'. . V. . VT..U.. - 1 - 1.-1.
MHVUtl 111 imi 11.1VICUI1, aiwBjf sunn
ing Into the future, could little imagine
that the day would come when . the
Prussian king whose ancestors he de
spised so thoroughly would be talking
of sending to England a flock of bal
loons. His mind couldn t grasp ' that
for it was actually at the very time
when he wanted to cross the English
channel that Napoleon refused to give
Fulton a chance to- explain thoroughly
ills steamship idea. - , ,
Since those old -days thS steamship
has realised Itself, and may soon be. In
fighting, a thing of the past- The sub
marine makes It unsafe, , the balloon
also. . v .. I . , '
' The world moves. -And ths only fool
Ish man is he who says that anything
is impossible, wnai a man can imagine,
he can do. Therefore, let your imaglhs-
fou may be at least a prophet, one of
hose advanced thinkers whose dreams
of today are the facts and the prosperity
ox a isier uay.
How ta Keep Cool rVten
' T TV .
By Charles R. Page.
"It is better to look at common cus
toms snd vices calmly ' without either
laughing or weeping; since ths former
Is a cruel pleasure, and ths latter Is aa
endless gTlsf!" Reign ef Stolos,.
No use to cry ever the fate of ths
unfortunates who dls dally . these" hot
spells from heatand the heat strokes.
They are-beyond help and beyond need
of sympathy; , but ws owe -something
to the living. While the writer in his
single thickness of light drapery,, and
nourished during the heat of the day
by blackberrlea and cantaloupe, and
something more substantial before bed.
time was feeling at the age of T like
running a root race on tne sunny side or
the street, and clipping upstairs ; two
stepa at a time, we learn from the
papers every day that numerous persons
were dying of the heat and Innumerable
persona were suffering; the tortures of
the damned, and all this practically
from- want of a little knowledge and
?ood sense In a matter of drapery and
eedlng during a torrid wave.
The . law would not permit us to
parade the streets . with an exclusive
dress of an umbrella and a oalr of aan.
dais, but the merest horse sense ought
to Indicate the thinnest suit obtainable
and the lightest kind ot diet for both
old and veunr. -
In the seclusion of the home ens may
strip to the buff and have Instant safety
ana com rota, for tne inrant and young
cniia mis wouia always ds gooa prac
tice, and In many Instances It would
mean immunity from barm from other.
wise fatal heat, And, ohl how the baby
will laugh and kick out, free from Its
so comfortable in peek-a-boo waist, will
smother her little babe with many
folds or flannel, reed It early and Often.
ana wonoer wny 11 ones ana aiesi
siverr summer, year in ana -veer out.
the death rate of Infanta and young
children in hot weather is a veritable
slaughter of the innocents. We note
that from one third to one half of the
deaths, week by week, are of children
under five, in- an entire torrid week it
will reach nearly the latter' figure an
der one year. And all . for want of
knowledge on the part of parents and
attendants of the essential Importance
or Keeping coot ny tne only possiDie
means, namely, dressing or undressing
ana zeeaing aocoraing to me weatner.
If this advice were universally an
plied deaths or even discomfort from
heat would be very rare Indeed, snd the
aeatn rate among lniania and young
cnnaren wouia not rise wun tne mer.
cury ,' . . ,.- .. :. .. . ,.-
, . A Cry of the Times. ; ;-.
From the New York Times. yl
It isn't the war talk that frets me.
The times I sm reading the news;
It lent' the weather that gets ma '
Into such a state of the bluee; ' '.
It Isn't the trusts they're a bubble v
And not worth a tear of my grief;
I'll tell you the cause of my trouble:
- They've boosted the price of my beef,
It Isn't the tariff that worries,
It isn't the state of the crops; " .
It Isn't the stock market flurries
What odds If price rises or dropsT
It isn't the peach crop that galls me.
It Isn't lust plain discontent,
I'll tell you the woe that befalls me:
The landlord Is raising my rent. '
It Isn't that I sm a kicker, ' .
It Isn't I'm out of a lob. ..
It isn't a cravlne- for llouor ' . ' '
It Isn't for praise of the mob; . . '
1 isn i ni given id yearning -
For clothes of fine linen and sflsv
Tbe secret of all my heart-burning:
They've Increased the price of,, toy
, HUM, , . : ,
It Isn't because I'm not wealthy.
It Isn't because ef my work-
It isn't because I'm not healthy,
It Isn't because I would shirk;
It Isn't because I'm not set Una-
Of these worldly goods a big slice; '
The reason of all of this fretting:
. They've doubled the price of my toe. '
It Isn't a panlo Impending, - ' -
It Isn't some grief that Is past; '
It Isn't a fear of the ending 7 . '
, Of good times so good they won't
It isn't the break of some bubble, - ,
My worry's of something far worse;
ril tell you the source of my trouble:
, Ths times are too good for my purse)
- . : y Got Bumped. ' '; ' .
' From Young's Magailne.
"Even self confidence will 1 get
bumped," reflected Adele Ritchie, the
bright particular star In "Fascinating
Flora.'- -''Whereby hangs a story.
"A man came shooting from a bright
ly lighted window one night, and landed
with a crash on the sidewalk.
" It s all right,", he said to the crowd
that had gathered, as he stiffly rose.
That's my club, the Eight Precinct.
I'm a Smith man, and there's ten Jones
men In there. I'm going back to them.
Tou stay here and count them as they
come out of that window.
"He limped back into the club. There
was a great uproar. - Then a flgure
craabed through the window, and struck
the sidewalk .with a grunt.
"'That's onel' said the crowd.
"No, said the figure, rising, Don't
stsrt counting yet. It's me again. "' ..
t ' Expediency.' ' .' "
From the Balttmora- Nwa
Senator Hopkins, of Illinois, after a
visit to the president at Oyster Bsy, an
nounces that there will he no tariff re
vision until after the next presidential
lection. .Then If the Republican party
la successful It will be claimed as evl
denee that the people do not dealre tar
iff revision, but have voted. In favor of
letting well enoucrh alone. The Repub
lican party la In favor of tariff revision
when the time for It has arrived, but
that time will never come so long as
It fan bold on te power.
-A, Trie Summer. Girl .
. . , .By Beatrice Fairfax . '.
The aummer Is la its glory,' and so
Is the summer girt' - i
i Yeu see bar everywhere, dainty and
sweet aa a rose. On ths boats, la ths
parka, on the beach; the whole country
Is abloom with Its loveliest flower, ths
summer girl. .
; And, girls. Just because this is ths
season when you arc st,your sweetest
and prettiest, I want you to realise ths
fact that all your nrettlness and sweet
ness will be lost unless you remem
ber to ba good and modest as well as
pretty ana sweet. . .
Be out of doors as 'much as you can:
have a good time and frollo to your
hearts' content, but don't let the good
time degenerate into rowdyism. . .
In having a good time it is not nec
essary to laugh and talk at the top of
your - lunga. , Nor is it necessary to
stare boldly at every stranger whose
eye you happen to catch.
If girls only knew how plain and or
dinary and unattractive they loefc when
they get that bold look upon their
faces they would avoid it very carefully
Do not be tempted under any cir
cumstances to drink an Intoxicant when
you are enjoying an outing at any of
thai reaorta. -
Even a glass of beer affects a yeung
rin s manner .ana makes ner reckless.
There are many, delicious non-lntoxi
cants, and that la all you need, no
matter how tired or thirsty you may
be. ; -.-: - .
Abovs all, don't Indulge In love-making
for the- benefit of the public The
Seople will either laugh at it or look
Isgusted, and surely you do not. care
to nave eitner indulged la at your ex
pense. ... .v . . -- .
if you go to coney island with a
man irienu n content to enjoy the
sights. Don't sit about with your bead
on his shoulder and his arms about you.
That is vulgar, and no modest, well
behaved girl would think of permitting
Going -tor Coney on the boat It Is al
most impossible to avoid .the anann.
Ing young people who take up most of
Tou may think some of these Ideas
prudish, girls, but I know that In your
heart ot hearts every girl of you wants
to be a lady.
To be a lady you must behave as
one. and' ladles do not make themselves
conspicuous by undignified behavior.
Many of you ,are obliged to work;
don't spoil your outing by-staying out
so late that you will be good for noth
ing the next day. It Is better to go
often and aret home In decent iim.
And In any case it looks b4 to see
ivuni ain out iaie unieas ner mother
or father is with her.
I know you are thinking to your
selves, "Oh, dear, Miss Fairfax Is fuss
ing a lot over . a few trifles." But.
dear little girls, it is only because 1
want to save you from regret that I
urea you to remember all these things.
The very best thing about you is
your purity and sweetness. Try to be
have in such a way that no blot may
fall on either. ,
The Meaning of Music-
Music Is called the universal lan
guage: and yet when you are struggling
to understand what a composer la try
ing to say, always remember that he Is
speaking a . primitive i language that
frames vaguely a sentiment, or a mood,
or a tangled fabric ot sentiments and
"The best definition I ever 'beard of
music." says Rupert Hughes in the
August Delineator, "la that of Talne,
Music is a cry, and to my thinking,
at least the beat music la that In
which, ta the last- degree, each note
represents an outcry. But then a cry
may mean so much or so little!
"The spirit of brooding music may be
found in the story of Robert Schumann
and his cherished friend, Frau Volgt.
One evening he took her out In a row
boat, shipped the oars and sat for an
hour In complete silence. When they
landed again, Schumann ' pressed her
hand la farewell and said: "
" 'We have understood each other
perfectly.' r .
"Thero Is the message of contempla
tlve music In a nutshell; we have under
stood without words; snd with words
we could not explain. l . - ......
"Music cannot even hint St a glorious'
contour or a ripple of music which
sculpture can make immortal; nor sug
gest the color of a landscape or a wom
an's eyee,-which painting ean give to
posterity; nor- spin' out skeins of
thoughts well chosen and deftly - ar
ranged as poetry and prose are wont to
do. It cannot with a gesture, grip your
heart, or, . with a grimace, muke you
laugh as drama can. It cannot nar
rate a romance,' nor Indulge in The
whimsies of an esaay, the parlotlo fire
of an oration, the fact-mosaics of a his
tory, the massive flights ot architect
ure. "Musis Is eternally debarred, from
even attempting any of these fields.
And yet It finds compensation in being
allowed to neatle a little closer to the
heart of things In themselves and emo
tion as emotions than any other of the
muaes that maka the world worth
While" . ,
" Stronger Than Any Tarty.'
An examination of press clippings will
convince even the most skeptical that
Governor Hushes Is a rian of national
Importance more Important at the pres-
snt time, . niwever, hs a teacner or new
political methods than aa a noaalhle
presidential candidate. The local preas,
regnrdleas of party affiliations, la prac
tically unanimous that Hughes Is
stronger thsn either party and worthy
of the support of the better element In
each. The outalrte press seems to think
that what can be done In the empire
stale oan be done In any state, ami. la
recommending that' other governors
adopt ths meihoris of this new teacher,
who haa demonstrated hla ahlllty to
govrn lv arnfal o the people Hmt Who
la the cmbo'tlinefit of the neat aaplra
ttons of both pnrtlea. James llalvln
lyse, la ths August Circle,
I "M - M- a .
"wti jufsUc.uiej auiuil in a fa - r
cool. . - -vv-c
Vardaman can stay under "the stars
Oortelyoo a good, capable clerk for
Ths suicide business seems to be
-. e e
Wanted, by hop growers, a few lusty,
guaranteed bop bulla.
e ' '
Everybody has his trials, but few
people have so many aa Caleb Powers.
1, . '.,-,
Perhaps the farmers might get a few
more men by offering champagne to
. . . c .. e e
' We hope Peary will like the country
up around the north pole well enough to
stay a good while.
. ' 'e '''",' '
" A Marlon county prune grower com
mitted suicide the other day. Too full
of, prunes, perhaps. .
' - " 1 V .
The Bwlss have had their Independ.,'
ence for SIS years. That's the advan
tage of being email. -;
. e , e .
"Vaoatton too Short" Is the title of a
long editorial in an exchange. Yea, 11 -months
would be about right .
. . . - e - ' ,
Dr. Hlndhede of Denmark larlnr-M
tnai iv cents win Buy luxurlous-rneuJt
But most people are not hlndheaded.'
flenetne V-nealrew a 1, I 'i...i.i 1
that he haa never been -nominated for'
any office - by Democrats. And the -Democrats
are thankful that with all
their mistakes they cannot be charged
with the extreme folly of ever nominat
ing a man like Foraker. . '
' - . e e ., "t
The Klamath-Falls Morning Express
prints at the bead of Us editorial col
umns; "Our Ticket for 10S: For pres-
ldent. W. J. Bryan; for senator, George'..
E. Chamberlain; for governor, Harry
Lisne." It is suspected that ths Express ''
Is a Democrat. ......
T would throw away a biscuit any -time
for a kiss," says a Chicago preach
er. 4ut we should think It would tie
pend a little on the quality of each
article and the condition or a man's
stomach. There are times and circum
stances when a man might be deemed
wise to throw away even pie for a kiss.
.' a e , .;.,--..'.
A Chicago scientist declares that he '
bas developed a lot ot -bugs that are
"wonderfully fond- of music." If these .
bugs could be properly distributed ta '
houses where noises called music are -mads
for hours at a time, he will be
hailed as a publio benefactor that is.
If the bugs ars duly disagreeable, . ,
-. t . .' ' " ' 11 ' ,' ''
i . Oregon SideKglxts ;
' .' . .
Considerable bunding is. going on la
Haines peopli will rebuild tbe Radium
Springs sanitarium. .. . -
A "hermit kingdom' is aa Impossi
bility these times. .' '
. e .
Foraker stands pat, but ths country,
nor even Ohio, won't stand Foraker.. .
, e e - - - - - - : ;
A half section ef lend near Milton
yielded tt bushels of wheat aa acre. .
-e e - -' "
"The trouble -Is -that" most people wtio
get Important offices hsvs been railroad ..
attorneys. . ,,, ....... . -,:t .....
A Tmnrlas county hosr wa 'lAnded"'
a large number of quills by a porcupine,' s
an uncommon animal there. ,, , - ,
' e e
Thomas Oerber, only 14 years old. Is .
the Western Union telegraph operator
at Albany, having worked at other points ,
for two years.
A' Hood River man bas Invented an
sppls-plcklng car. or wheelbarrow, to
tako the place of gtepladdera, and it Is
said to be a great Improvement.
. . e e -" - .-. f; '
The vicinity of Union, says ths Re
publican, appears to be the home or a
gang of organised horsethlovee. The
work of stealing horses has boss going
on for. many months. , -. , . -
: , . e -
Out on the "desert" flat east ot
Haines, where only two years ago the
sole vegetation consisted of sagebrush, -
now mav ba found a farm of 1.400
aores, (00 of which will produce 15,000
bushels cr grain. .. , ,
There is a butrv erase In-northern
Grant county, over a score having been -
sold by outside parties, ana is passing
throuah Monument in a String, says the . '
Enterprise, which criticises .buyers for
not patronising local dealers. ... .
Condon Times: Cow items are get-
ting old, but 'what was our astonish-:
lent when the news came to the office 1
on Saturday that ths editor own cow -was
caught In the act of eating up a -,
garden and collared by the marshal, , ,
- The oil wells at Sand Hollow are at
tracting considerable .attention, says the .
Vara Orlano. Two townships of land ,
have been located- by different parties -In
the vicinity of the wells to be bored ..
oy tne corporation, unt nanarm ions
of coal, a carload of casing and ether.
materials nave arrived. . .
i. e e
The boy with s sun has beeTT heard
from again, this time In Malheur county,
where a 1-vear-old srlrl was shot by her
brother: - She was playing In- bed when"
her lB-year-old brother picked up a rifle
and In fun snapped it at her, not think
ing - it was inaaea. ine ounec struric
the child In the thigh, but fortunately
the wound was not fatal. K
T)rr lumber, la worth Its welshfttn
gold in Joseph in fact. It la Impossible,
to purchase an v. asvs the Herald. One
of our prominent contractors recently
purchased 28,000 feet at the Chesntmnus
shout 40 miles away for use In Joseph.
We know of seven new buildings that'
would be under course of erection today
If building material could be secured.
, "An East Side Bank for East
, "----.'-. , - side People." '- .-
1 1 11 1 j "- 1 - 1 11 t
"The man whose 'life has been A
Usually attributes his ' lack of
- BAD LUCK
Or else .claims that he never
HAD A CHANCE
Few lay .the blame where it really
belongs, upon lack of self -discipline
In money matters. ;
A BANK ACCOUNT
.Acts as a check on needless ex-
. pendltures. The desire to stiind
well with, the bank keeps you
' from overdrawing your account.
The returned checks keep you In
formed as to where your money
has gone. , Your .
' Savings Bank Account
Incites you to greater economy,
v. ' ' rm .- - v 1
Commercial" Savings Bantsv
XSTOTT An WIX.X.IAKB ATX. f
Pays 4 par -cent Interest on Sav--Inxa
Accounts, compounded eemt
annually. ' j
Oeo. W. Rates
. 8. Ulrrel...
...... . .President