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XT SQUEALS WHEN HURT.;
pHE Oregonian makes its own
'Statement of Its position on
the primary election Uw and
election of United States
senators," says the old Journalistic
contortionist, and it needs no advice
or Information from The Journal,
;whlch' it proceeds' to misrepresent,
as usual-. When the old morning
Juggler squeals. It has teen hit to
hart, and what hurts Is the truth
about it, told through The Jdurnal
to thousands more people than read
the old political ; and' Intellectual
laker. ... .. .., ;;f ' ' " ; ' '
, "The Oregonian makes its own
statement;" "yes, but, when .that
"statement" is clearly shown to be
delusive, hypocritical, Insincere and
false, both In. fact and in reason, it
replies by repeating a lot of stale
lles about The Journal, which false
hoods nobody believes, not even the
jrKonn iueu. wnicn Demi bo
thoroughly corrupted, through and
through, is prone to believe In the
' falseness and villainy of others,
"The Oregonian will always speak
for itself, without need of an enter
preter," it says. O yes, it would
like not" to " be interpreted, - and
analysed, and shown up to be the
utterly dishonest and unscrupulous
thing, politically and Intellectually,
that It is and always has been: it
would be pleased if its false pre
tenses were never exposed, its nauit-
- ual hypocrisy never unmasked. Its
. falsehoods never contradicted, its un-
, conscionable schemes never inter-
fered with. , . .,; ' ."v:
j r It. thinks , of the good old days
1 when it was the town bully, and
r there was no -voice to confute its
I sophistries and misrepresentations,
, and no medium through which the
j people could learn the truth regard
f lng current and past affairs;, when
this conscienceless tyrant , held Its
I club over everybody and played the
. monopolist to the limit of Its oppor
tunity and power; but those are days
v Surely,' let the Oregonian "speak
lor itself; nut let people read wnat
it says, if at all, with suspicion,' for
it has a SO-years' habit of distorting
and misrepresenting nearly every
Surely, let the Oregonian "make
its own statements": also. let the
people beware of Its statements and
believe only the fraction that la true.
clared by congress. ; The title should
go back to the government and there
remain, and the lands be disposed
of la a war- that will be equitable
not to a few, but to all the people,
to whom, of right, they belong, share
and share alike. Any other course,
whether in unwarranted gift of this
magnificent public domain to a few
railroad owners or a few squatters
would be unforgivable and Indefen
sible.. Congress, the laws and the
courts are on trial,, and the sequel
will show in how far Justice and the
people are to be served. t
MILLMEN VS. RAILROADS. '
T " THE price of lumber is going to
I be raised still more to the con
X turner fa ' consequence of the
raise of rates on lumber shipped
east, then the people who use lum
ber would be in sympathy with the
mlllmen in their tight against - the
raise In freight on lumber. . But
since, as ft appears, the consumer is
at the mercy of the lumber and log
ging trusts, which already charge
all the traffic, will bear. the peo
ple feel a little as the old woman did
about the fight between her husband
and the bear. ;, -A . j.
The railroads,' as is pretty clearly
shown In an' article published in an
other column today, can well afford
to carry lumber eastward at present
rates, and the mlllmen, looking only
at the railroad- end of the proposi
tion, are well Justified in resisting
the raise in rates. But since the
prices of Togs and lumber are main
tained at so nigh and" vastly; profit
able a . scale, the publlo . scarcely
blames the railroads tor seeking to
get a " greater percentage of these
millions of net profits. . v;' ;"; '
The people of this region desire
the mlllmen to prosper and the great
lumber Industry to thrive, of course,
and are willing to pay prices that
will produce "liberal profits; but
they entertain something more than
a . suspicion that they have been
held up" for more than reasonable
profits, and so are not overflowing
with enthusiastic sympathy for the
mlllmen or with wrathful Indigna
tion against the railroads, in this
contest. If the people had been get
ting cheaper lumber, they would see
far more clearly and quickly,, or
would care, more about this attempt
of the railroads to hold "up the mill-
men." But, it the people have to pay
extravagant prices for lumber in any
case, they are not likely to care very
much if the railroads get" larger
shares of the profits than they have
been getting. , . -' ;',
. In a word, the mlllmen, however
good their case against the railroads,
are not in an advantageous position
themselves to appeal to popular sen
timent for support. ,
l AUTOMOBILE SMASHUPS.
FORFEITURE THE ONLY JUST
. ; . . . REMEDY. ' ;'; . ..
SPHERE la probable significance
m Va AMa--B. HJW V W J , WVIA.kA.Vt A
'.'X Pacific, wherein small portions
of the land grant have been
: sold. .With prices swiftly advancing.
l ttl. M A I In. ..HI.. 4hu.
lands, and that after its announced
policy of ' withholding them; from
market? Are the sales a confession
by the company of the weakness of
. its 'position in claiming absolute
ownership and the right to sell or
. a ... a - ,A .
. awv. c.iu .a vitd,i ajtTV
the corporation's lawyers, under the
clamor of the-public for forfeiture
suddenly discovered that , the with-
Ammrm ts$ vria Ittirla 4ftarM a a. 1 a. a at w
unwarranted and untenable' usurpa
tion, as it is, ana oraerea aoanaon
ment of the plan in the hope of re
establishing its standing with the
; government?'.- ' '.'-"'"v..
' Whatever they mean, the late sales
' are a distinct change of front They
I re a sign that the first skirmish has
been won by the people. , They are
I an omen to Invite further assault on
the corporation's impossible conten
tion. These lands were never earned
by the railroad. The grant Imposed
conditions of sale and those condi
tions were violated, even to the .ex
tent of refusing sale. A statute ot
limitations involving title never runs
against the government, and a condi
tion Imposed in the , beginning,
stands as firm today as when the
law was paacd. ' Its failure to com
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r ' '
th the terms tit the original
rongreas has lost the cor
i c'l its rights, and by every
n ( f good faith, the lands
i and should fee so de-
w-aaORTUNATELT there have been
u remarkably few serious auto-
J .,' mobile accident In and around
' Portland,' but we need not be
surprised to hear of a series of them
before long. Meanwhile the dis
patches tell ot many fatal collisions
or other accidents in other; pi aces J
Enough of them have already oc
curred, .It would seem, to Impress
the fact upon automoblllsts that hu
man beings are almost the only safe
things to run over or into. Auto
moblllsts have tried railroad trains,
street cars buildings, rocky banks,
trees, telephone poles and horses and
wagons, with disastrous and even
fatal results. Running Into one an
other is attended with more expense
and other bad consequences than the
fun is worth. : But a lone pedestrian,
preferably a woman or child, makes
an, interesting mark,- and' can gen
erally be killed or badly crippled
without seriously injuring the auto
mobile or Its occupants. , There are
automoblllsts who dislike to do this,
and who even will take a good deal
of risk rather than run, into a de
fenseless mortal, which does great
credit to them, for what ,1s, the use
of running an automobile unless one
can drive it kersmash Into some
thing T These accidents elsewhere
have become so frequent, so reg
ularly part ot the dally news grist,
that we hare come rather to like to
read of automobiles smashed . into
smithereens or would if no fatali
ties resulted. ' Isn't it about time
that an .Order of Automobile Smash
ers wad organised? ; :s'
THE ONLY JUST SOLUTION.
vT 13 or consequence tnat tnere te
1" no clouding of the issue with
reference to the Southern Pacific
land grant. It will be harmful
to the cause of forfeiture. if it be
comes understood that It is the pur
pose to oust one crowd and install
another. In a fight to save the lands,
it is essential that every contention
be scrupulously Just, and In perfect
good tallh. In suoti struggles, to
be Justly armed, Is thrice-armed.,
It bad faith be a ground on which
tia railroad should forfeit the lands,;
It is equally good ground for Indi
viduals whose ' good faith may be
questioned not to be beneficiaries of
proposed forfeiture. . It is common
knowledge that large numbers of
those who are seeking to compel the
railroad to sell the lands to them
at 12.60 nar acre will have their
claims of actual settlershlp contested.
"Actual settler" does not mean hav
ing a home in one place and claim
ing residence in another. . It is an
Issue en which the railroad Is likely
to. meet and defeat the efforts of
many of those who are claiming a
squatter's residence on , th lands
they are seeking to have soia xo
them at tl.50 per acre.: ;
Besides. If the railroad has lost
its right to the land by bad faith.
true ownership is In the government,
which is the people. In that case it
would be wholly unjust to sell lands
worth 150 to 1 100 per acre to a few
squatters at $3.50. It law Is Justice
and right, a duty, that is almost
certain to be the view the courts and
congress : will' take, and forfeiture
will have for its consequence the
disposal of the lands la such a way
that the equities will fall, not to a
handful of people, but to all the peo
ple, to whom of 'right the lands be
long, share and share alike. Upon
this broad principle there Is good
ground upon which to tight for for
feiture, because back ot the Issue
will be good faith, the right, and
sound principles ot Justice. These
are credentials with which to win;
any other tempts fate and invites
defeat. ... ? -j, i '-
British consols hare touched the
lowest . pojnt In history. : , Though
drawing 2 H per cent Interest, they
sold yesterday in London at 82 H.
It Is one of the axiom in the finan
cial circles ot the world that British
consols are an almost " Infallible
barometer of the money market. No
body doubts the ability pt the British
government to pay its debts and 'the
present low price bf consols Is there
for extremely significant. It indi
cates a ' degree ot conservatism
among foreign investors which may-!
well Suggest caution on this aid of
th water. Happily Oregon has been
free from' the extravagant specula
tion which has prevailed In many of
the eastern states, and there is no
reason why th excesses ot Wall
street should be visited upon our
heads, r But even here,-beyond the
domains of frenzied finance, , it is
well to note the signs of the times
and the . warnings . Issued from ' Eu
rope's greatest financial center. We
cannot, suffer materially from any
reaction or any. panic , among the
stock speculators, for Oregon has
not been pursuing the Harrlman plan
of watering her resources, and. it
may be timely to remind our. eastern
contemporaries that it they had as
sound a basis for values as we have
here In the Pacific northwest they
would have, no occasion for anxiety,
Th proposed Increase ot pay for
soldiers will meet with general ap
probation. If there must be sol
dier, they should be decently paid.
Our idea Is that there is need of but
avery, small regular, army, but ihe
men who comprise it ought to receive
mora pay. Th proposed increase
of. 10 per cent Is in all conscience
little enough, at least tor the pri
vate soldiers. . ' . ' ' -;'' -
Bine nr. Harrlman is hard up
for ships to handle th traffic be
tween Portland and San Francisco,
why. not resurrect the bones of the
Santa Maria, the Plnta and th MIna,
in which on Christopher Columbus
sailed the main' a few years ago?
They might be a little out of date,
but hardly more 'so than the vener
able tubs which are now In service
on the Harrlman line.' . ; i ;,' .
" In the course ot his address to the
students of Tale university, Secre
tary of Bute Root said: "After
many -centuries of struggle Tor the
right ot equality there is some rea
son to tnlak- tnat . mankind Is now
entering upon a : struggle for the
right of inequality." In this single
sentence. Collier's thinks, Mr. Root
"epitomizes an era." v-
In a town in Persia a rich man
had cornered all the wheat 1 and
would part 'with none, to the starv
ing people, who, after making sev
eral demands, cut oft his ears and
tongue and finally hanged him to a
lamp post. We fear this was unlaw
ful and barbarous, bnt considering
the provocation prefer to appear for
the defense rather than th prose
cution..- :' ' ,' '
; Your true pessimist begins, to cal
culate, as soon as a rainy day In
summer comes, how much damage
rain would do if it fell for a week
or a month. The cheerful optimist
considers how much good th little
rain that comes will do...
Mr. Lytle complains that many
people la Portland ar opposed to
the, United Railways project, injur
ing its prospects with eastern tlnan
ciers. There is no opposition here
to this and other similar enterprises,
but the people have a right to de
mand that these enterprises be car
ried on under certain reasonable re
strictions or conditions, and that
they conform, to their agreements.
They have a right also to know that
they ar dealing with principals and
not with dummies. .. '"' r . '
V The loss of the Columbia affords
some excuse, temporarily, for put
ting the wretched old City of Pan
ama in Its place, but there should
have been two of three good mod
ern - steamers avaiisDie. - in , xar.
Schwerin's estimation any bid ship
shaped lot of Junk is good enough
for' Portland. : ' .. . , V- ' .
Hn.ll If fa Tha TnnrmVl IlltfHll.
its big subscription list and advert!-
Inai natsAti'sM ftta nalATadi fi1 A
IUBSj aa- VUBVf ,, vnuewe VM-ar wa
morning prevaricator to express Its
. . . . . . .
pain oj , squealing sy ;ouai ua
lvinrlr. It can't ret over loslna Us
tyrannical monopoly grip. . ; ;
Attorney General Bonaparte inti
mates that some of the big trust and
railroad, law breakers, may be "sent
to JaiL But of course Paul Morton
wont be on of ' them. . A cabinet
position must be an immunity bath.
Portland bad quit a' boom In the
baby Industry last month, 210 hav
ing been born, as tgalnst .188 last
year, 158 In 1905, 182 in 1904 and
117 in 1908. Let the good work
The Oregonian will make Its own
statement about the primary law, It
says. .Which is equivalent to saying
that th truth cuts no figure in that
shop. Most people understand.
Letters from, tte People
i Time for a Square Deal.
' Portland. Auk. ArrrTe the Editor of
The Journal la reaAlna your editorial
on "The KMtUng Franchise" w re
asafn remlndafl of the UMleasasss of
zpeotln lslltton In th interest of
the city whsa It has to a with any
lf-saekln oornoratlon. But" mar ws
not pause and inquire, why V such ths
case T Are w all so insrossed In ad
vanclns our own selfish ends that ws
have no time for dsvotloa to the in
terests of the community at iargeT Or,
are nine-tenths of th people as indi
cated by their legialative-represents,
tlves, eontsnted with being mulcted eon
tlnuously by some "promise to do. later
eonoernt Why aU this hlftins.of re
sponalbllltyt If a poor man falls to
f ay bis Installments he loses his home,
f a corporation don't Uvs up to its
arraement ths privilege Is xtendd.
Who sets ths benefit T Time will tell
In ths hsatlns f ranchls . Th ehlld, or
a van ths grown person, who. when at
tempting; to cross a street, falls to stop
and make surs that none of your "pe
destrians bs d d hired get there"
are In sight, befor making the attempt,
will get. the benefit of legislative gen
erositydon't say fender. A few dead
people, a few more . maimed ' for life,
that's nothing, it's a question of money
with the "big ones." Don't say a word,
but If there Is anything left In this
doubls quick advancing burg let us go
buy a silver platter, load It up and havs
our patrlotio legislative bunch hand It
over to them, but let the rest of us
keep very mute, lest we get run over,
is th adlvc of K. H. DEEBT.
: "Rosay Has ' Defender.
PocaUUo, Aug f . To th Editor ef
Th JournalA few days ago, thsr was
aa artiol in your paper written by
"Roaay," which I consider very good, as
do also quite a number of others who
have read It- I have Just finished, read
ies Mrs. Dunl way's reply., which is no
reply at all, for she loses sight of th
good sensible arguments It contains and
Instead of sticking to the subject tries
to draw attention away from It by pre
tending to be vary much shocked at a
harmless figure of speech. "Getting
up on your hind legs" Is a very com
mon slang expression used by any school
boy and means vsry little to th pur
minded for every on knows it would b
a physical Impossibility.
I writ this In defense of "Rossy,"
hoping to hear from him or her again
and at more length, JTJBTICE.,
,. Senate's Oldest Member. - '
William Plnkney Wbyte ef Maryland,
since th death of Senator Pettua th
oldest ni amber of th United States sen
at in point of years, was born in Bal
timore, August s, lit 4. At the age ef
II years he was sent to th Maryland
legislature and during th 60 years that
have elapsed sine then he has held
nearly every publlo office within th
gift of th people of his stat. At 21
f ears of as he became comptroller of
he stat. in 1MI he was mad United
States senator to All an unexpired term.
In 1871 h was elected - governor of
Maryland, but before th expiration of
his term was elevated to th United
States senate one more. Being succeed
ed In the sonata by Arthur P. Oorman.
Mr. Whjrte returned to private life, but
was shortly afterward elected mayor of
Baltimore. A few years later he was
elected attorney-general of Maryland.
Six years ago he was ejected city so
licitor of Baltimore. On the death of
Senator Oorman in 105, Mr. Whyta was
again sent to th United States senats
to fill Out th unexpired term. As an
evidence of Senator Whyte's long pub
lio career it Is not without Interest to
nots that be 1 the only survivor of
the United States senators who voted
agatnet the fifteenth amendment to th
constitution, conferring upon th negro
th light to vot. :
, ' ' This Date In ltistory. "1
1K0-Frederic t. defeated by ' the
Italians at C'arceno.
- 188S Henry V. Of England born. Died
August II. 1411. -
llti-Isaak -Walton, author of 'Ths
Complete Angler," born. Died, 1111. -
H4J First commencement exercises
of Harvard college.
1704 Narva taken by Caar Peter of
173 Orsova taken by th Turks.
18J0 -(ouls Philippe proclaimed king
of ths French.
1842 Asliburton treaty Signed at
Washington, defining the boundary be
tween Canada and the United States,
1KB6 Bombardment of Sweaborg.
1MI Battle of Culpepper courthouse,
170- Absconding debtors' act passed
by Ttrltlah parliament
1197 Th Anglo-liayptlan army cap
tured Abu-Ham M on th Nils.
1802 Coronation of King Edward
HOW THE RICH LIVE
Th Real Race Suicide
j By Cleveland Moffatt.
Preeldent Roosevelt has found a pop
ular nam la censure of people who de
liberately limit their families. lis calls
It "rao suicide," and his condemnation
off this practice, may be Justified, 1 al
though so serious a thinker and so em
inent a scientist as Ells Metchnlkoff of
th Pasteur institute, Paris, in his re
cently published life work. "Etudes sur
la Nature Humaln" (page 7). re
gards what Mr. Roosevelt calls " "rao
suicide' as th coming safegusjd ef th
rao. However that may be, it seems
clear that w should have less concern
for babies that never wr born. Imag
inary babies, than for real babies and
real children who are here' with us in
all our great cities, and whom we al
low to dl by thousands when w might
sav great numbers of them. Howt
By bettering th conditions that sur
round them at birth and In thslr tsnder
years. By putting to proper us some
part of th millions shamefully wasted
every year by our ostentatious rich. By
entirely abolishing, for Instano, th
present midwife system with Its many
abuses, and making It a - orlm for any
woman not fully qualified la obstetric
to attempt to practice, . -Where
Money Zs ITseded."'
Of course, that involves th employ
ment and payment of reputable doc
tors In short. It Involves money. But
what a small amount compared With
th result and compared also with th
great sums squandered on svery hand)
The combined salaries of th doctors at
th Lylng-ln hospital last year were
111,000 and these doctor attended 4,
000 mothers, 1,760 of them In missrabl
tenement homes. And In these 2,770
esses there wer only three daathal
What Is 111,000 a year to such a sav
ing of lifer What Is I100.000T A hun
dred thousand dollars would not pay th
Interest on trinkets worn every evening
at th opera by rich woman in' th
A single pearl necklace was recently
sold at Tiffany's' for 1200.0001 And
there ar various New Tork women who
own Jewelry to th valu of. 1600,000.
There are 20 New York men who wear
link cuff button worth $M00 a pair.
There alone la 1100,000.
In fact, 1100,000 is about what New
Tork men spend every day at their
clubs during th season, ret 1100,000
a year would solve this whol midwife
question in New Tork city forever; and
save to th country millions of dollar
that Is th potential labor ralu of all
thes live now wasted live that are
Important to the nation.
This. then, may be called the real
rac suicide, this wanton, almost del"
erate destruction of the people a chil
dren, not only at birth, but also during
ths critical years following birth. '
t Appalling Statistic. .
"Her ar the figure for Nsw Tork in
ItOi : 11,000 deaths among tenement
children under years of age, and I.
000 of theae deaths due to diphtheria
and dysentery. Everyone know that
diphtheria. If taken in time, may be
absolutttly cure by the antitoxin treat
ment. It la simrjlv a matter of organi
sation and money. And most of the dys
entery among children Is causea By im
pure or adulterated milk. A reoent
health report dwells particularly n
ths fact that "the adulteration of milk
directly contributes to increase th
aeath rat among children.
And now let me tell th kind-hearted
women of New York, thoa who love
little children and must therefor be
saddened by this sombre showlnsV let
ma tell them how easy It would be for
them to raise not the paltry million or
two needed to set right these present
milk abuses and prevent the neglect
and delay In diphtheria eases, but a
really substantial sum, larg enough to
be usea in racing some ui our arm
problems Ilk tenement house reform.
- Millions Wasted Yearly,
i Tfeov amM rale over 124.000.000 In
on year by persuading some thousands
Of their rich sister women In New York
to limit their xpns for drees during
a single year to ,uuw.. nuu '
la neoessary. They need only put into
a common fund th money that would
be left over from th customary dress
allowance of thes ladles and th thing
would b done, aa witness th following
statement, based on careful Investiga
tion among leading Nsw York drees-makorsr-.
No. of Bpent on Dress ' . ?
Women. - per year.. ' Total,
leo.... ....... iio.ooo..,.. n.000,000
1.100 I.!!!....! 11.000 H.000.000
i ooo "I!. :.!. 6.000..... .oo.oao
Saved tor th tenements. .$24,700,000
This la, perhaps, a fantastlo way of
considering th situation, but there r 4j
nothing fantastlo In ths figures. With
sabl coats at $4,000 or 11.000 each, with
elaborate dinner gowns and ball gowns
at 1200 or 11,000 each and much more
If trimmed with real lac: with ordin
ary handsom gowns at half as much;
with 10 er 10 gowns needed in th year
If a woman Is to be smartly draseed;
with hats costing from 140 to 1150
(mors If trimmed with lac or fur),
and 10 or 10 none too many; with thes
alon a serious Inroad Is mad on 120,
000 or 130,000, and 1 ws hav still to
count boots, wraps and othar clothing.
"Women and Peace Con
By Mra John A. Logan.
r (Conright. MOT, by W. sV Besnt.) . ;
Far be It for me to discount the Im
portance ot The Hague conference. It
1 to be hoped that a conclave of men
of such gigantl abiUty as are the mem
bers of that body may accomplish far
more than Is expected of them. Still
the question continually - arises, ' Will
they be able to really do much toward
a universal peace and. the disarmament
ef the armies and navies of the world T
While thsy are in session rumors of
wars and of Ihereaaed armies and navls
are rife; and it -must be admitted not
without cause. To thoughtful observ
er it would appear that the time has
not . yet arrived when universal peace,
the forerunner of the millennium,' Is to
dawn. The fearful riot of evU that Is
chronicle dally would argue that the
dragon has not been laid hold on -or
shut up in the bottomless pit, but
rather that he has been looaed out of
th prison and Is abroad and active.
If on contemplate th condition of
unrest and revolutionary- . tendencies
that now disturb every country on th
flob. he feels all th more solicitous
or th future. Unfortunately th peace
conference has only to do with conflicts
between nation and not with th far
mora to b dreaded Internal disorders
that today menace republics as wll
aa monarchies. -
Ths work before the conference . Is
prodigious and will require th wisdom
of Solomon to evoke anything worth
recording. . Arbitration has long been
practiced. It was first Inaugurated by
America's greatest soldier, General U.
8. Grant. It Is possible that the prin
ciple of arbitration may be brought to
cover more xtenslv grounds and that
nation may be induoed to refer th
gravest of questions to peace confer
ences, but If th people of a country de
cline to accept th decisions ef a confer
ence there Is no powes to force them
to an acceptance. '
We hav seen bow Russia, in th face
of th czars suggestions of th peace
conference, embarked In th war with
Japan immediately after th adjourn
ment of the first peace conference, and
to this hour 1 struggling with Internal
disorders mors appalling than any war
Russia has ever had in th history of
th great empire.
' Revolution and discontent. Ilk th
worm In the bud, ar gnawing at th
vital principle of many governments
Heretofore there has been power enough
to suppress them, but, with th conserv
ative tendency of th age, wicked la
ments hav gained mightily In strength
and numbers.--Their agents hav .now
little hesitancy In entering lnte con
spiracies against governments, rulers,
oorporetlona and Individuals; and ths
time has come when the power of gov
ernments and ths supreme authority of
ths law must be exertad to restrain and
punish revolutionists end evildoers.
If laws are wrong, repeal them. ; If
they ar right, execute them. If
edicts of rulers ar oppressive, rulers
must recall them. It they are Just to
their . subjects, they . should enforce
Compel respect for all legitimate au
thority. Punish member of organisa
tions for overt and illegal acta without
regard to th importance of th perpetrators.-
Protect sll rnsn In their rights
under the laws of their country, whether
they be millionaire or paupers - Pre
vent persecutions of Individual of every
character whatever, and thereby dis
charge th responsibility ot every gov
ernment for It people.
On posstbls trouble about ths estab
lishment of a permanent arbitration
court at Th Hague la thlet Govern
ment might undertake to shift respon
sibilities clearly personal upon this
court and overburden it with questions
belonging solely to ths sovereign state
represented In th court, much In the
aame way as th state nf our Union
hav shifted responsibilities upon ths
congress ef th United States. Many
purely local and stats questions have
been brought befor eongresa greatly to
the embnrrasament of th national con
gress. Th earn difficulties might be
encountered by th permanent court of
arbitration under th articles submit
ted to th present congress as a basis
for th organisation of i . permanent
It wnnld be a rnrloue coincident If
Jspan should preclpltat a conflict with
her best friend in her 1st war with
Russia immediately after lbs adjourn
ment of The Ha sue conference now in
session. Some people take thes alarm
ing stories for exactly what they are
worth, and attribute allthls dlacunalon
to th revolutionary element In Japan
oS In all other countries. This class ot
people must keep up agitation of this
character or their occupation la gone
and they ar without resources.
On can scarcely Imagine that Japan
baa reeuaereted xota. Aec eanausUas;
war with Rusala to the extent of wish
ing to begin a conflict with the United
States, who so generously helped her
out of her war with Russia at the point
when her resources or men ana money
were Bearing the point of exhaustion.
The . question has been asked what
n,rt iM women in Th Hun confer
ence I would Bay, as members of
such a conference, woman ar Ineligible
and nothing can be gained by the par
ticipation or - women in m oeuoera
tiona ot a-raat International conferences
that are to discuss controversies be
tween nations. Unmistakably woman's
greatest power In furthering tb cause
of universal peace 1 In her personal
influence with those with whom eh is
most closely associataa in society ana
ths boms. -' .
In church, educational and bhllan-
throplo movements, women hav wield
ed great power, ana ar tooay nwn po
tential because In such field they can
annaa.1 tn the rlner lm Dulses of men's
natures. They ar not naturally fitted
for cold-blooded, logical argument be
fore high courts on International ques
tions, notwithstanding the fact that
ther ar many brilliant women who
thoroughly understand international taw
and ths many nolnta that might aria
In cases that would come before such a
tribunal, . . . - -
Th Audience. "" '.. : '.
From the Cathollo Standard and Time.
I mak' not moocha mon' today.
So few eee hear da tunea I play.
Long tlm bay for da aun ee shin
I tai' dee ctreet plan' of mine
An' pull t out from ceety street
To eountra lane, where cool aa' sweet
Da morneeng breesa blow, an' where
All theenga see beautiful an fair.
Oh, here, I tbeenk. I gone find - .
Bom' peopla so rood heart' an' kind '
Dey weell be glad for hear me play
An' notta tal m "gone 'wayr
Like moat do dat 1 am meet . ' ;
W'n I am play sen ceety strt
I walk an' walk, but set eee queer
I meet so few da people here: ;
Eee only wan of two, but steell . .
I look for more.- I climb da heell ,.,'
An' travel down da hotta road . .
Da street plan' ee heavy load; -. ..
I am bay seen for feel da heat. . , .
An' so, blmeby, I atop an' eet , , 1
Ken shady place bay aide da way. 1
Oh, I am mad I I growl an' aayi
"I mak not moocha mon' today. ..
W'at for you com', oh, foola man!
Where ne wan hear your street plaa'f
But den,-w'at po ee happen met
Firs' theeng you know, s leetla tree
Mak' funny noiaa where eet Stan's, . .
So like a sef at clap ets han'al
Pen arentla Xeengers sen da air ,
Pay com an'- pull m by da hair;
Eea aom'theeng een dees eweeta breese
Dat apeak to me en' coax an' tease.
An' den da sky, ao wide, so blue.
Ret seem to smile an' coax me, too.
Bo all theengs speak, aa eef aey say:
"Cora,' let. us hav da muaia . Playl"
I play wan ton- yea, two, free, four,
Like Wat I newa do bayforel
I atop. Da sky cry: "Mor!" An' den
I play dem evra wan agen. -So,
too. I leeft my voice an' eeehg.
Pa brees say, "More!" to everytheeng.
So all day long eet eea Ilka dat. -Oh,
Mericana man. I gat
Bora' curse an' sonV food to eat.
Wen I am play een ceety street, '
But bar da sky, da breese, da tree,
Dey apeak Eetalian to me! - .
X mak' not moocha mon today,
So few ee hear da tunea I play,' '
But where es reecher mini dan I ' '
Dat play to breeae, an' trees, an' ekyt
U' ,: Too Much TtetrvntHnu
. (' - From the Monument Erusrprla,
' The people of Grant county are in a
reservation without lthr blanketa or
protection. We are not allowed rang
for our eayuaes. It looks like the gov
ernment would treat th white race aa
well as the Indian, hie blankets ar fur
nished. - The government neither fur
nish our blanketa, nor doe It let u
hav sufficient range to grow wool for
Th people are being deprived ef alt
their privileges. Instead of the country
advancing It Is decreasing In population.
For this reaaon ths mall services are
being cut down. One neighbor must
boy another's ranch In order to hav
range for his stock. Several families
In this section of ths eountry have been
compelled to sell and leave for this
on reason. Unless great change takee
plac our eountry I ruined. -
, '. Sense vs. Hysteria.
From the Denver Newa
Contrast - the recent .utterances
In this city of , Senator Ben Till
man on the . race question with these
words from the llpe of that ether emi
nent southern clttaan, Henry Watter
son. "I stsnd here tonight to declsrs
thst the world has never wltnaaaed any
such nrogrea from darkness tn light
as that which wi see In thn districts
of th south where th negro ha had
a decent opportunity for self develop
Maw' .. .. .-.,.,....
Slight corroboration of Orchard'e
siory win o sufficient to convict him
. a a
If th law had aet no limit, Tj
Landl might havs broke 6un:;4 OiL
Those witness fees that the Rocke
feller gang earned will help pay that
' ". , '
.' New Tork state, solid for Hughe's,
will loom very large In the next national
e e - ...
' "Heaven Ilea about us in our infancy."
says the poet. Not any worae than a
kid's young parents da. ,
., " s -
Korea may deserve pity and help, but
will get llttl of either. Th world Is
down on th under dog.'
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Th only short crop now Is th ap
ple crop; the crop failure prophets have -no
ether crop now to fall back on,
. : .,' a ' . '
Preacher who have to pay I cant
Instead of 1H cents a mile as formerly,
don't' like the 2-ceut far law much.
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Secretary Taft In respons to a pres
sing Invitation, has rather reluctantly
consented to make a speech in Portland..
"' s e
Ton ought to b abov Indecent rub
bernecking," aaya the Albany Democrat, ,
What 1 ther Indecent about a aUtch4
nckT .. ' . '. " -
Henry James latest' etory ,1a .ntltld
"The Prevaricator." Of couraeVJamea
wouldn't ua that shorter anfajar
it being the fruit canning season, f
course the trust raised the price of
sugar. Th. truat never overlooks a
chance ' like that. J , . '
a ; ',
v Th Astorlan calls Taft "the -Re-
fllca." Because Taft isn't going to As
orla to make a speech la no good rea
son for calling him such a name as this,
Beer, remarks a paragrapher who as
sumes to know, doesn't make a man
cooler, but It mak him think h I
hsvlng such a tlm that he doesn't
mini th weather at all.- ,
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- The war between the United States '
and Japan- will have to be postponed.
Japan has quite a big Job In koreavand
her ar the governor of a lot of
southern Statee defying federal Judgia.
. ; '
Dr. Wllye opinion that American
men sleep too much Is being laughed te
acorn In neighborhood where they hav
a graphophon In th middle of th
block, Washington Post. Or a night
barking dog. ;
A - ' .' ;'"" ' ' " '
'A California woman has sued for di
vorce because her huaband wanted
pumpkin pi thre time a day. . And
again, some women might want a dl- "
vorce bacaus their husbands wouldn't
eat -the wive' pies, - Any kind of a
dispute about any kind of a pt ahould
be sufficient ground for a divorce.
- Oregon Sicleliglita
Hope look all right around Jefferson.
" Many f 0-buahe! wheat yields around
Adam a ..;, .-. -
Jacksonville's-. Commercial club now
numbere 71. ,.- ,
Newport la a favorite aummer resort
for Salem peopla -. . .
' Bandon buslnea man have organised
a Commercial club. ... , ... . .... '
.':..' v; e '
Hood river valley will probably have
an electrte railway. . .r - i .
- i.j a
' G 111 lam county le
largeat in ita history.
The Klamath and Lake county papers
build three or four big railroads every
' , . s s ..... ; .
:A Honolulu man la in Linn county
buying bulla to ahlp .to the lalanda; '
Wanta 40. ,
Th Condon Globe heard of a man who
had 10 acres of oats that he thinks
will yield 100 bushala an acre. .
j : s s .-. 1 . .' '
A drummer in town yesterday was
said to be worth 14.000,000. Albany
Democrat- Said ao himself, we euppose.
, s .. ' - . e e
' The various fruit packing aatabllah
menta at Freewater nave hundreds of
employe at work, and mor - will be
needed aa the man comes on. . : ., ,
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Property within two miles ef Ontario
that five yeara ago could have been
rturchaaed for 160 an acr and th un
mproved land around It for leaa than
half that amount Is now commanding
20t aa cre, says the Democrat.
' "".I ' ' :
The wife of the editor ef the Rainier.
Review being away, he wrltea; "The
hens are act-etching up the cucumbers,
somebody broke th big aunflower, th
bed a are unmade, the dishes unwaahed,
and If It were not for a relative the now
would go dry. What la home without a
mother T I told you so." . .
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Speaking of Mr. Mulkey's visit, the
Lakevlew Examiner aaya: "Social chat.
stories, reminiscences, were indulged !n.r
enlivened occasionally by the preatldl
tatlon of State Senator - BMchJagT
prestidigitation la what Muli-ry" took
Beach along for. That ought to. catch,
'env. , - . , -
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Brakemaa .McQneen, -en the local
branch," haa .helped the "farmara" more
than any ether one man by bringing
up men from Arlington to work In the
harvest fields, aaya the Condon Globe.
The majority who land In Arlington will
not believe there can be any farming
country ont her, and it Is only by guar
anteeing them lota of work that they
can be Induced to venture out thla way,
and thla la what Mr. McQueen has been
"An Eaat Sid Bank for East
' Sid People.",.
,.. -.. . " ' ARB - V-
The man who lives "from hand
to mouth" In PROSPERITY, and
"truat te luck" In ADVERSITY,
usually grumble the moat when
th expected , "something'' ; do
NOT turn up, - .
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A Savings Bank Account
At an opportune time may be the
msster-key which will unlock the
golden gat of fortune. If you
tak oar of It now It will tak
care of you later.
; ; ' . th ' T
Commercial Savings Bank
xaroTT Asm wnzoajsta atb.
' Pay 4 par cent Interest on
InK accounta. comnounded amTV'
annually. , , .
O0. W. Bates... praaldent
J. S. Blrral. ......... ....Cashier.
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