The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, August 11, 1907, Page 18, Image 18

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I ROM Pauper's Bon to Governor,"
tu the title of a tnagaatne arti
cle published a few years ego,
whan John X. Johnson waa flrat
sleeted governor of the state of
Minnesota, and. despite Ha startling sig
nificance. It wan Indeed a true epitome
of tha Ufa of tha now famous executive,
says tha New Tork Times. .
Handicapped by odda that would havs
proved lnaurmountabla obataelaa for a
boy or man with laa stamina and direct
.ambitions, ha defied clentlflo theories
of heredity and literally fought bla way
from poverty In a drunkard's home to
, tha eleganUy appointed executive ohara-
ber of the marble palace which the peo
ple of Minnesota nave constructed lor
a eapltoL Although a Democrat, he baa
twice been chosen by an overwhemlngly
Republican a late to occupy that chun
, ber: and his second victory was a mora
; decisive one than his first
It Is a matter of record that during
' bis first gubernatorial campaign every
.' quarter of the atata of Minnesota
blossomed with placards vilifying his
, father and mother, and similar trans
narenclea were carried In the parades.
' Borne of theiu.urged the people to vote
. agalnat John A. Johnson because "His
. Father was a Drunken Loafer end
-His Mother Took In Washing Mr.
Johnson's managers began to get fright-
ened.- Some of his supporters requested
, . bjm to make a strong, aweeplng denial.
"I cannot" he replied. .
Abuse Elected Him.
The allegatlona ware true,, but be mat
them with the same spirit and rigor
, which have characterised his actions
' when, as a boy, he bad. on numeroua
occasions, . found It ' necessary to aat
down tha banket of washing ha waa
carrying to or from the home of bla
-mother to that of a patron, and prove
( upon the bodies of toplofty young per
. aona that be waa not responsible for
. . his rather, ana that ne waa proud of
his mother. And be it to the credit of
the voters of Minnesota, that the:
'. delved deeoer Into the man's naat am
uncovered that part of his life whloh
'. showed self-eacrlilce. devotion to duty.
, and bis tender care of bis little brothers
and sisters and bis overburdened
, mother.
The revulsion was tremendous against
. : . the opposing candidate. In the election
s that foil. wed Mlnneaota gave Rooae-
velt a majority of 16 1,4 fi. while John
son ran 92.453 ahead of his ticket, and
: " ' was elected bv a matorltv of 7.881. In
'' the gubernatorial campaign last fall, u
- tepuoucan canaiaaie ror governor waa
scarcely "In the running," although the
t remainder of bis ticket was -chosen and
' , there were few actual contests worm
- , mentioning.
Such la tha hold that fJor. Johnson
. has taken upon the hearts of the people
or Minnesota, wnen aaaea, now ao
you account ror your success r he re-
-.. plied. In the simple and direct phrase
which la -eoullar. characteristic dis
tinction, "X Just triad to make good.'
I Tried to Make Good."
He saut so with no sign of exultation.
If he bad Indulged In some Internal
feeling of satisfaction. It might bave
been forgiven him. Ha had been talking
about his life not a very long life, for
he la only 44 and the opportunities for
contrasts had been plenty. lie must
bave been less than human, when he
thought of the little sha-.k In the out
skirts of the village of EC Peter, Mln
nesota. In whloh he waa born amid
poverty that was at once sordid arid
hopeless, had he not nlso thought of
how he had tranaformad that humble
cot into the marble pile in which he Is
now master.
Adversity, in the form of alcohoL taUl
Its band on the John.n household while
counts ffBiu jam oovax its.
Dinner from 11 a. m. to B p. m
Chicken Soun with Biae.
Lettuce 304
" Sliced Tomatoes 10c
LiicuoDeri ....................... lUc
Sliced Peaches loi
Bananas and Cream 104
. ureen unions
f Chicken Salad, Mayonnaise........
rled Razor Clams.
ried Shad
ried HaUbut ,.
; jrned salmon 26m
Fried Tenderloin of Sole, Tartar
Sauce 25
Titled, Mackerel, Drawn Butter 30
Half Cracked Crab i 2o5
Boiled Beef Tongue. Tomato SatrSe.20
, Chicken Pot Pie , J?a5
, graall Tnderloln Steak and Onlona.agS
Fried Calves Brains. Drawn Butter. 254
Cold Ham, PoUto Salad .. So 2
' I Baked Pork Spare Bibs, Sage
Dressing t 204
s-f Veal Sausags and Egg Plant. ..... .2o2
- Breast Of Lamb and Green Peas...2o2
Cold Tongue. Potato Salad SoS
Chicken croquettes, String Beans. .2o2
Paprtk Snltael $5
-.'! Codfish. BallSk-Cream Sauce....... ik2
Comed y Beef Hash and Poached
Teeftew "and "Vegetables! ' '. t
I'ork and Beans .15
Jlalf Spring Chicken on Toast. . .. .604
V ,-t Chicken and Dresslna? .ftni
)'.ntt Pork and Dressing........
loatit veal ana pressing z
uMt Fprlng Lamb and Jelly,. ,,,204
i ... iinrl Uravn unvr.. 2A4
CoifA ird and Butter and Potatoes
Mrxzn-xoAn mzstavuawt, t
- t iniir Third and Conch Mtm.
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V R : WV III J3r U I
I aal m .11 .Bv 4 . v m E BJ m sal mtm
IB 1 Mil I II I HI
the future of the present irovernor cfj
cainneao waa suit unzoreseen vniy uj
tne gods. The bitterness of it was in
the soul of ths hov at an ace when
other youngsters have no thought but
ror ptay. in mi cae u mnae tne soy
father to a man cf whom a rtate Is
nroud. .
The governor's father, Oustaf, born
in Bweaen or tne Deeaantrv. was I
strong-handed. hard-drinklna black.
smith. In 1851, or thereabout, he tried
to divorce himself from his habit of
drinking by changing bis surroundings.
rie came to America to -rind that en
vlronment has little Influence over ap
Detlte. and that the whlakv of the Mln
neaota rrontier was as notent ror evil
as the alcohol of his native land.' It is
said that he did strive for a time
against temptation, and during a rather
proiractea sooer period met ana mar
ried an Immigrant airl from Sweden.
Caroline Carlaon Hayden gave up the
hard lire or a nirea girl on a rarm to
be the wife of austar jonnson. a alp
somaniao, and to become the mother of
a governor.
Father Downed by Drink.
Oustaf took hia wife to St. Peter,
built the two-room oottage in which
the future governor was born, opened a
blacksmith shop, prospered for a few
veara. then took to drink, and there
after figured only as a tremendous and
sometimes orutai nanaicap to mi wire
and the six children who were born to
them. He became a nuisance about the
town, and waa eventually disposed of
bv tne authorltlea. who. In order that
he mlrht not remain a burden unon
the struggling woman whoae efforta to
take care or ner utile Drooa naa at
tracted the attention of the towns
people, legally declared htm a pauper
and sent him to the county poorhouse.
His wretched end would not appear to
have anything in it that might go to
the making of a governor, but It had.
Young Johnson was then about 13
years old. rie naa an insatiaDie tnirst
for learning, and had already reached
high school; but he made up his mind
that his mother had done the work of
Ridges That Are Signs of Pearls-
Some Abandoned Theories.
The real mother of pearl has never
been found, nor nobody knows ho
nearls ars born and made. The evi
dence that they can be produced by In
sorting some foreign body Into the mus
sel Is doubtful, says the Chicago Trl
bune, though Linnaeus, ths Swedish
naturalist, IS said to nave owea mucn
nf fame to the fact that he could
produce pearls by inserting grains of
sand between the valves of the fresh
water mussels which are to be found
in continental rivers.
Artificial nearl crosses are reported
from China as having been obtained
by placing a thin metal cross within
the body of a pearl oyster ami allow
ing it to stay there until It became
covered wun nacreous manor, rrui
feasor Herdman in bla reaearches on the
pearl mussel of Ceylon naa Deen xouna
that tne peans in inose sneus are
moreiA to rover a naraslte. usually a
nematold worm, which passes one of
its life stages within tne enen, ana no
doubt a similar cause will be found
for the presence of pearls In fresh wat-J
er rnusseis.
The commonly accepted tneory tnat
Bind rraln of aand within the man
tie Is sufficient to produce a pearl must
be abandoned. The expert fisherman
proteases to recognise a pearl bearing
shell from others. From the River
Bain. Whlrh la ma knM tha flnut
Scottish i pearls, was taken recently a
shell with three pearls, which was sold
for 140. Tha aV.II .mA hr.. .I...
runnlna from tha kna ih. j
tho Talvea. . Such ridges always axs
c sii iv r. r.iv x tiunN A.eJunjNtaujY ini nin r m
the family long enouglu He sought
a place in a general store. The man
to Whom he aonlled said: "Mrs. John
son's boy can havs a lob here if I have
to quit myself.".) After that day his
motner aid no more work lor hire.
How the family lived on the meagre
earnlnga of tha boy, was known only
to the breadwinner and his motner.
He spent months trying to get employ'
ment In a drug store. The job there
would pay as much money as he ob
tained for the manifold - jobs hs did
around the general store.
He pumped the bellows In ths black
smith shop which his father had
owned.. Once a week he waa employed
with inking the roller of the prena In,
tne local pnntsnop. tie anticipated
the rural route service or carrying mall
and newspapers to outlying houses.
Clerk In A Drug Store.
Eventually securing the coveted drug
store job. he obsorbed such wisdom as
fell from the mouths of the oracles that
gathered round the barrel stove of tho
establishment, and drew his own con
clusions. 'He worked four yeara and
studied books behind the prescription
case and men In front of It. .He wanted
to take a course in pharmacy, but there
was always the family to take care of.
The ordinary expenses of the household
ate up everything. Then, when death
came, as It did three times during the
minority of the future governor, there
were heart-breaking times. It is re
corded that the only credit the John
sons ever accepted after John became
Its head was from the undertaker, and
for five years that gloomy personage,
by reason of the three funerals, took
what might be wncned out of the
money needed for the living expenses
of the family.
It was to meet this extraordinary de
mand on him that young Johnson nut
aside his ambition to study pharmacy,
and took a place In a general store.
where the work waa harder but the
wares higher.,
ut he was not to be thwarted In his I
supposed to be signs of pearls. In the
?rowth of the shell room has to be left
or the pearls.
The pearl is celebrated as a treasure
oi tne east ana tne tropical seaa, out
it is scarcely known as a product of
Great Britain. Pearl fishing is one of
tne industries or tne united Kingdom.
The story of British pearls begins with
the earliest records of ths country,
with Caesar, who carefully compared
tne ttriuan peart witn tne urientat
Sons of the Presidents.
From the Chicago Evening Post
Twenty-one sons of presidents of the
United States have grown to manhood
aftd ten of them have become national
figures. Of the famous sons John
Qufhcy Adams, himself a president, was
tne most iamoua. 'men come Charles
Francis Adams, publicist and states
man; Robert and Richard Tyler, bla
figures In ths southern confederacy; John
van tiuren, entering national politics
as death cut short nls career; Robert
Todd Lincoln, cabinet minister and am
bassador; Frederick Dent Grant dlDlo-
mat and major general; John Scott
Harrison, son of one president n,1
father of another, and finally the two
'n.,f1.l Knvi " Ton... T A
now secretary of the interior, and his
brother. Professor Harry A. Garfield,
was recently chosen president of Wil
liams college. -
-naavsu wjwMt v imiiv tm a i iviiii iw
May Say Something Severe. t
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Publlo sentiment is now so thoroughly
aroused - that the next time a brain
stormy gentleman goes gunning undar
the unwritten law it is quite probable
that the judge Will sar lomathlnar ba-
fors allowing hia to it. v
desire. He worked In the general store
only long enough to get even with the
world, then went back to the druggist
and managed by some means to obtain
a certificate, and registered under the
state law.
"My certificate was No. 18," hs said.
I never believed much in hoodoos.
Fays Off Mortgage.
At times he got an idea that he might
do better away, from St Peter. There
waa always in his boyish mind away
in the background the shadow of the
alcohollsed patient In the almshouse.
Not a night passed but that the thought
came to him of how much easier It
might be to make his way If he could
start even. That thought stiffened his
back and helped square tho chin
that protrudes so pugnaciously. He
would stay In St. Paul and fight it
out. with all tho handicaps. He was
tempte.4 once, however, by the promise
of higher wages, to take a position In
Iowa. He did not remain there long,
onlv a few months. At another time
he was made assistant paymaster by a j
firm of railroad contractors. He earned 1
$76 a month and was enabled to lift the I
mortgage that his father had left over)
tne cottage. An addition to tne nouse
was built, and the surviving brother and
sister were educated.
Later he was offered a half interest
In the St. Peter Herald, together with
Its editorship. H. J. Easier, who wanted
him for a partner, showed him that the
plant could be security for the debt
which he would incur, and that it waa
not an obligation that would embarrass
mm. .
bo jonn a, jonnson necame land
still is) a Democratic editor of a coun
try weekly in a territory fiercely Repub
lican. He continued to make good. He
wrote and still writes with the direct
ness that characterizes his spech. He
did not write much, but what he wrote
was to the point In five years he was
secretary of the State Press association.
In three rears more he waa oresldsnt of
that organization.
Twice jonnson ran ror ornoe as state
senator and waa defeated. The third
was elected. "Thar la
nothing like now knowing when to ault"
said the governor In telling about ft
in tne senate ne was popular and Jn-
noritv. He throve in other directions.
He took to himself a wife, a charming
little woman who has helped to make
his administration popular bv her tact
and beauty.
When Governor Johnson talks of htm-
To advertise our new aid won
derfully successful Alveolar
Method, we will do work at cut
rates for
A 10-year guarantee with all
work. Examination free. Silver
fillings, 50c; crowns (22k), $3,50
to $d.UU; bridgeworlc (per tooth),
$3.ou to $o.uu. nates as low as
$5.00. Everything first class.
Lady attendant. . '
. 291f Morrison St.
. Opposite Postollice .
to Jons XML
1 self and his past, he says very frankly
that he has not governed his life by
any fixed rule. Tall, lean, lank, andi
slightly stooped, with a facial expres
sion that is usually stern, yet not with
out those characteristics which mark
sympathy and pathos, hs reminds one
a good deal of Lincoln. And In his dif
ficult, uphill struggle against adversity,
as well as his simple manners of living
and dress, a comparison with Lincoln
Is again forced upon those with whom
he comes Into personal contact
As a public speaker he is forceful, at
But you cart make your kitchen a place of comfort and convenience for your wife or your domestic if you
. j i : '. , 'a will get one of the above .
Kitchen Cabinets Special This Week' at XS&ftTlZ. . . . . t . 814.75 '
Same Cabinet With Zinc Top at Only. $10.00 ' v
They are exactly like above cut, modeled exactly after the expensive kind that sell at from $40.00 to $75.00
at the expensive stores. They are just as serviceable, neat, strong; and roomy as the expensive ones. Fin
i. . -x, shed in light," natural -or golden, color.' -
Yon will have $100 worth of comfort per month out of an investment of only $14.75. You can not afford to v
' s .. ' , be without it, '"' r ,
We sell VMr furniture at law' nrlrai than an rithir atnre In Portland A ta?f -tn itnu wSH&m.'
vince you ol this fact : It's up to you
so, Independent Furniture Co. v'a&ii
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Bars Mn Temper ' ;;:'?S
Ka OoMpieoiy' '
IRON , '.t3BtT-.-i8lrfei''
THAT ifef
WOMAN I FW'fl'--
SHOULD s "'.jlj j m ;
Fill in Coupon and Mail to Us The
Iron Will be Delivered With All Necessary
Equipment. Absolutely Free of Charge
Gentlemen Tou may deliver to me one Electric Flatlron,
which I agree to try, and if unsatisfactory to me, to return
to you within 10 days from date of delivery. If I do not
return It at that time you may charge asms to my acoount
at $4.00. It is understood that no charge will be made for
the Iron If I return It within SO days.
Nam ...m.
Address M.....r.
times fiery and electrical, and his quiet
humor Is spontaneous, clean and ever
mirth-provoking. He la every inch nu
ma.n and democratic
As a prominent figure In the recent
insurance Investigation and other af
fairs, of national Importanoe, Governor
Johnson has been enabled to exhibit his
sterling; worth to the people of this
to investigate. You are welcome to
country outside his native state. It i
a foregone conclusion that next year h
will be persuaded by his host of ad
mirera in tne nortnwest to stsna in in
limelight as a promising candidate fo
tne presidential nomination, on tn
Democratic ticket . - :
If be secures that nomination he wli
prove a zorce to ne reckoned witn.
inspect our goods and get prrceJ'
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