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PAIL I AND ,
One year... H to Om atoata. I
ine ir your won hm not
be lost; that Is '.where they
should be 1 built; now put
foundations- under , them.
Thoreau. 'vi-''-- -,
WHY DELAY OPENING ' THE
?"--' RIVERS? ' y
HE people need open rivers. :
The iUt neede open rivers.
' Open rivers will bring about
lower traffic charges.
With lower cost for transportation
' there will be greater development In
all lines. " -, " '
Free open rlrert will tree the peo
ple from the exactions of the trans
portation companies, whose policy
must be to exact all the traffic will
bear. .-, A v.;'., ' ,
Open liters would bring, about
short trolley lines from river points
to the Interior country and thus en
able the people to "fly with their
own wings," doing much for tbem-
selTes that now they depend upon
others to do for them. .
- Self-reliance Is a great virtu.
To secure open rivers the people,
acting through their commercial
bodies, will hare to exert themselres,
demand of their public servants seri
ous and strenuous work. A The .cor
poration nose Is In this business and
the corporation finger Is pointing the
; way and guiding the public serrant
In too many Instances. Our congres
sional delegation Is not entirely free
; from this i Influence, as time will
; snow. .
t "Procrastination Is the thief of
'. time," and the railroad corporations,
whose interests would be affected by
, open rivers, are acting '.upon.' this
principle. They are exerting them
selves to delay the opening of the
rivers and several of the servants
of the people are aiding them In the
work. . " " - a
The people must awake and help
y themselves; must demand and exact
' faithful performance from their pub
lic servants, particularly their repre
sentatives In the legislature and in
congress. There Is where the cor
porate Influence Is all powerful and
where Is done the work of prevent
ing the opening of the rivers. The
Willamette river should be free to
navigation within a year or two, and
the Columbia and Snake' rivers
should be open from Ivewlaton to
the sea within three to four years.
Only the indolence of the people, as
represented by their commercial
'bodies and their official servants.
Will prevent ft.
V Portland should awake to her op
portunity and thus bring about a re
sult that means more to her than
any other ten . things 1 within her
reach,' which guarantees an enlarge
ment of her empire and a vast In
crease In her trade, Importance, pop
ulation and position, as the leading
city of the Northwest paclf lo coast
cut wui she flo ItT " WDI she
grasp the opportunity, or will she
sit supinely by and let it slipf
l What will yie answer bet 1 A;
AM IRRESISTIBLE COMB IN A-
;. TION. ; :. ,
'HE LATEST from': Washington
,1s that Mr. Roosevelt,, at the
end of his presidential term,
wants to be made senator from
i to succeed Piatt. '.Why
not tThe change would be a heavy
gam ror the senatorial body. ; Piatt
. Is the opposite of what Is wanted
there. He Is of . the type of sena
torial chair-warmers with which the
senate has long been overcrowded.
, He Is a eorporationlst, and his hand
Is always lifted to further corporate
interests. He and his kind have
steered the country Into .an era of
corporation domination, for which
the masses pay a dreadful price. His
successor, whatever his . character1
might be, could not be more com
r lately unfaithful to the welfare of
Ms countrymen.,- ;,' Z: , v .
As a senator, Mr. Roosevelt would
t a widely different type. No cor
I oration owns him. Harrlman paid
t'o price and thought he did, but
f :: I f. get the goods. : It cost
ir'K.CO. but" when the king of high
1 ,t ; hp4 his box, Jt was a gold
It! . h his Impetuosity and
I 1 Mr. Roosevelt would
t 1 1 i o (' ) ctanib r on Its mettle.
Dry. bones would rattle and teeth
chatter. The Icy Mr. Aldrlch would
soon become heated, and other frigid
stalwarts would break out Into per
spiration. If , the refrigerated old
chamber did not speedily become a
fiery furnace, the history of the man
in the White House isn't ' worth
much. .There would be a wrecking
of antiquated precedents and a con
tempt for senatorial courtesy that
would jar senatorial whiskers and
nil the country with delight It
would be better than a circus n the
entertainment it would afford, and
better than a moral wave la the
good Jt'would bring. .
But bst of all, if Mr, Bryan
should be elected president, and If
Mr. ' Roosevelt were In . the - senate,
what a : team! ; Roosevelt, admirer
and promoter of Bryan policies of
the ; past In . the senate , to Jam
through that body Bryan policies of
the future,, would be a combination
Incomparable.'.; A.,-';,.'',' '.
VOTERS AND PARTIES,
FEW. ct our . Tery " Republican
contemporaries are occasion
ally rather sarcastically crltl-
. cal of The Journal, because,
they say, while it advocates non
partisanship on some occasions. It
always or . usually supports Demo
cratic rather - than Republican can'
dldates; and they say Its, object
to get Republican voters to vote for
, " The Journal Is non-partisan to, the
extent of believing, and urging, that
party should not be the main thing
In . politics that is,, a mere party
name, nor yet .what a party did or
failed to do 100 or 60 or even 10
years ago. A man should be free
to change his party. Just as often as
he believes, from honest candid,
prejudiced. ' Intelligent observation
and thought that his party has got
on the wrong track or has fallen
into bad hands, and the other party
might do better. ' There is no reason
in a man i being a Republican or a
Democrat all his life, through thick
and thin, right or wrong, good or
bad, In the sense that he would be
a Cathollo or a Protestant In reli
gion.: ; A'':.-' ;' .- .-A 'A.
It is quite natural, too, that an
independent ' newspaper should In a
majority of cases, nnder average cir
cumstances, support locally at least.
the nominees of the minority party.
Party politics is pretty bad at best
and the party, that Is in is always
for the time worse than the party
that is out If a newspaper can help
to equalise or nearly balance , the
parties, so as to make it necessary
or oolitic -for them to nominate ana
elct their best men, it would render
a good service. So It doeswhen It
helpe divide the offices between the
parties, which Is only a fair equit
ably division ; of the honors and
spoils. Abstractly, it is unjust for
a party composed of nearly half or
even only one third the voters to
have no offices, no voice in the gov
ernment , Why should a big, v fat.
overgrown hog have all the corn and
swill, and a slightly smaller but
good deal leaner bog get none?
Aside from any national questions
or policies, the Republican party In
Oregon and la Portland needed dis
ciplining. Under either faction of
that party things were not well man
aged for the people's Interests.' A
great many if not most Republicans
will acknowledge this. The majority
of the people, including necessarily
a great many Republicans, thought
so, for they twice elected a Democrat
tor governor and another Democrat
for mayor of Portland. Trying them
once as a protest against Republican
mlsgovernment, they reelected them
on their good records. That they
are Democrats doesnt scare the peo
ple a bit ; And It would bo a very
good thing for Doth parties ana lor
an the people if nearly half, at least,
of the members of, the next legisla
ture were Democrats, a It is well to
have a legislature rather evenly bal
anced politically.. Nearly everybody
arrees with Athis proposition, ab
stractly considered. r Then, why this
to-do about ' electing a few Demo
crats, as If that would - cause tne
heavens to fallf ' ; ' ' ;
But The Journal Is not endeavor
ing to get voters to elect Democrats
merely because they are Democrats,
nor does The Journal suppose It
could accomplish anything apprecia
ble in that direction It It tried. What
The Journal Is trying to do is to
get people to think, to reason, to
observe, to analyxe,' to study, to put
asido unreasoning prejudice, to be
patriotic "rather than partisan, not
either to support or get scared at a
candidate because of A party name;
but to vote, regardless of partyj for
the men - whom they honestly and
Intelligently believe will best serve
the people. , ; ..'
Because The Journal Is doing this
some of the thlck-and-thln organs
are alarmed, are censorious, are sar
castic; they tear, that lot of Re
publicans are going to keep on vot
ing for Democrats if the voters be
lieve the Democratic nominees are
the better men. Perhaps they will.
We hope so. We would like to' see
even more political independence.
the Democrats prove unworthy, vote
them out ' We will help do that too.
It we are for the under dog.' It is
because the' dog on top deserves
fall and.a chewlng-up himself. .
turn-about occasionally is a good
thing. There Is nothing sacred about
a political party: Indeed, it Is usu
ally not long In power till it deserves
to be kicked. out :
LIKE THE SCRIPTURAL SOW.
HE MORNINO paper of Port
land, that for a long time pre
tended to, favor the primary
law, scarcely disguises any
longer Its opposition to that law, in
all Its essential features. " It not only
advises candidates ; for the legisla
ture not' to subscribe to statement
No. 1, thereby promising to obey the
expressed will of the people, but it
wants the old convention system of
nominations for state ; and county
officers revived, notwithstanding its
exposure at the same time of that
system. In the state Convention of
1901, tt says, "one set of bosses was
pitted against another; In the usual
way. The rivalry extended to all
parts of the state. One set had to
win la the convention; the. other bad
to lose, and the set that won was
at least as good as the set that lost
Yea, so it had been going for many
years.. Only the Interest, of the
bosses, the officeholders, and their
beneficiaries, , was considered; . the
people's ' Interests were forgotten,
ignored, trampled nnder foot Finally
enough Republicans became wearily
disgusted with both the factions to
beat a candidate for governor, and
this Is talked of as a great calamity,
whereas it was about the best thing,
politically, that ever happened In the
state not for any party. In particu
lar, but for the people as a whole,
At . last Oregon got a man for gov
ernor who Vas free to look squarely
at 'Its affairs and deeply into them,
and to bring about very valuable
reforms, especially In the hitherto
rotten state land business. ;
: But the primary system, the morn
ing paper thinks, is worse than the
old system when the people were the
victim of first one and then another
set of 'Republican bosses and politi
cians. Its-chief grievance seems to
be that Chamberlain was reelected
by a greater majority nnder the pri
mary system than nnder the old boss
system. , But this happened because
Chamberlain had "made good," and
the people knew it and .wanted him
for another four years. They wanted
him, regardless of his politics for
precisely the reason that the Ore-
gonlan doesn't want him, or a man
like him because in the perform
ance of his official duties he has
shown np some of the rascality Of
Republican bosses and officeholders,
and stood firmly, on guard against
crookedness and plunder. ' .
..A' return to the convention sys
tem, if we do not much mistake the
sentiment of the people, would be
far more disastrous to the party that
brought it about than the primary
system of plurality nominations by
the peoples We think the great ma
jority of them have no sympathy
whatever with this movement to 're-
tarn practically to old conditions. '
GERMAN STATE ; RAILROADS,
N VIEW of the discussion of pub
lic ownership of railroads in this
country," a series of articles In
The Public, of Chicago, on "Pub-
lie Ownership of Railroads In Ed
rope," by Erik Oberg, Is Interesting.
We summarise his recent article on
German state railroads, which- com
prise the greater part of the rail
roads of at least the Prussian portion
6t the'emplre. v-;"AA. '.,a ,:'. ' A,, '
Service Is divided fnto three and
on some railroads. Into four, clauses
The first and second classes are al
most the same, except that the first
class Is more exclusive. The third
class ' is thoroughly comfortable,
much better, for Instance, than the
Harrlman service this side of Green
river. The . fourth class Is .'mainly
tor peasants and tradesmen .with pro
duce, and Is .. f urnisned on some
freight; trains. "The accommoda
tions of German passenger trains are
decidedly superior to those in France
and Italy, and are not equaled any
where, except 'in the Scandinavian
countries and by Pullman service In
the United States." a ; a
T ..-. i
The first class fare ranges from
2.4 to S.64 cents per mile, the aver
age being. S.2 cents. A The second
class fare . runs . from l.S to 2.67
eents, average about 2.4.' The third
class passengers ride for i.fl cents,
and the fourth class for about .8 of
a, cent, per mile., For commutation
travel near Berlin the fares are: For
5 miles, 2d class, 4 centi; Sd class,
2.6 cents; for t miles, I and 5
cents; for 12 -miles, 12 and T.5
centi; for 20 miles, 24 and 1 9 cents.
The rates for first-class are high, to
pay for distinction and delusiveness;-the
second class accommoda
tions are equal to the best in this
country; the third class Is used by
the great majority of the people,
and the fare for this class is about 20
per cent below 2 cents a mile.' ,
Air express is handled directly by
the railroads; there are no gouging
subsidiary , companies. Trains are
both by irrigation and successfully,
too, by dry-land farming, iney al
ready have hundreds of carloads
raised of growing, and yet after all
their toll and sacrifice and ' good
faith, their stuff Is ot little worth be-
a At. A it. I
go on producing mey can gei n car
A Sermon for Tocl
Fvery ductrlaa must prove itself by
Conaclnoe Is a good euiVfar undus
Only a. fool
road Instead of
The auras t w,r tn InMnriik the
"art io aai u on rionea.
rne inint sermon Is
bits the other sinner hard.
.. . a a
Few Thlnaa nhnka imnalhl nnlnkar
u vuiniutu aurruwa.
All the treasure houaaa nt truth anan
uiMur sy ot einceriiy,
. a a
OnlT those whn ,r, nnt afralil
aviuf poor raaaiy Become rich.
The man with a hot head nm no
vu unTwmnnrii-u Dinar ena.
- ;'..-- e
Peonle whA have BTmnattiv f av Itn,
muni, are not signm lor neaven.
' ' . a e - .
The Lord not only loves a ehaai ful
giver; he lovee a giver of good cheer.
Tea never will make muoh headway
NeW Truths for New Days,:-'
By Henry F", Cope. j
"The SDtrtl r,f ,;i, .u.., I
Into .11 tVuth.'Woh, ",xi -' a""'""
HER hi are many who think th.
inuet live without religion to
cauae they cannot be content with '
the Views held by tholr fathers.
The facts on which the faith of '
past was based have come
light so that the modern man.
examining v them finds hl-nself in
all honesty compelled to Question them
the eae that I nd tfa ultlroatelv to call tbem fables. '
mi attempt to answer the questions -of,
the clear eyed modern . scientist) .
mind by accusing It ot Inherent ah
tagonlam to religion la cheap and Inef
fectual. There are honest doubters who
at the same time are earnest seekure
after truth, who desire the beat, who
are willing to pay any price for per
sonal character and social' righteousness.
It Is because such men are honent that
they refuse to be bound by-creed they
oannot Indorse. No greater loss eould
come to character than to insist that
we, snaa act and speak; a lie in order
rled away next year or the year after.
almost Invariably punctual' Freight Whyt 'Harrlman." '''-: - ,
rates average higher in this country, As. was told In The Journal yeev
but this Is because the average haul teday, the agency plains alone will
Is much shorter. . Passengers are far raise about 100 carloads of wheat.
more safe on German than on Amer- which must be hauled by teams 60
lean trains. . "The German roads I miles to Shaniko. There are also
carry annually over . 204,000.000 fine oats, and barley, and alfalfa.
passengers, compared with less than and hardy fruits, hundreds of car-
7(0,000,000 in the United States, yet I loads of surplus products from this
the number of passengers killed in one part of Crook county, alone, not
Germany Is only one-fifth : those one tenth ot a similar area, and yet
killed in the United States." ' A- lit will not have paid these Indus-
Freight is moved with much trious, enterprising, worthy people to
greater despatch than here. Ex- raise it . WbyT Jiarrtman.
press charges are much lower, about There is room up there for tens
.4 ot a cent per mile tor 100 pounds, lot thousands of .Industrious, worthy.
German railways stipulate to move! prosperous people where there are going at things with the head alone.
regular freight not less than 42 miles only hundreds today. Why ara tho . , . . .
. i I a U B wui iu uiuv
a day If the distance Is not over 124 (people not there, as they are In east- we tackle its unpleasant problems.
mU ' an 4 11 mllu m 4 MvM I ara ' Waafcln . Art A . iaa I ' " -' J ' . 1 ' 0 0 ' v. . , .
that distance. : In this country much Washington forged so far ahead of I the street you will not find him on tne the man of the
freight . does not move over 20 or Oregon t Harrlman. - A . Wea etreeta. , , .... ;. up r.iigion .nd that
Tbe tea commandments give lUtle fellowship with those who see new JiVhif
tmuhla In nannla who An not want talThk. . iU ".,.." .
fpv tj ..... -.i..4. V... I .... ..r.';:. " . I '" " acuaemio quee-
mv a i u aaiau dl.i. , ,m uua i v wihwviwi m , vm mv m.www, .uwmm .. i wvu, . b jjnw,e on every man. who find
I 5P; ,n '" he universal thirst for r-
basement S " finds also standing before the
that the body ot religious teaching shall
remain undisturbed. The heresy we moat
;eeu io ieHr ia that which Blatantly,
declares one thing while at heart fear
ing that another Is true. .
The old generation iu religion Is ao
eusitig the new of treason to faith and
the new Is accusing the old of blindness
i . yven "e father sa4Wo the
son. "Believe this or be lost.'Hwsk ,
--- uuiu ana nonesiy iiw
conscience than e saved at the cost otS
But do these divergencies mean that
mind niust give
views can find
""""" U f-- - - "U",.""U- The sins we hide In the basement son. finds also standing before the
some of them over 60 years, and have and pointing among other part of always gat up into, the parlor when we J,v,'"5wter,.lllm who says, -you can
always paid a fair rate ot Interest on Oregon to these extensive , central V A ' , ; . &k ?-t.?.V,,ttptrprte
nlaf na and , foreata and I '"tie wore ror mis poor em present i
plains ana forests , ana i ,d u v,tu. y.- muCh weeDinc over
ana snowing nomeseeaers i a tost xxien.
Some folks think they must have a
great deal of faith because ther are so
mortally airaia ax tne oavu.
e e -
It may be better to mark time than
to stand still, but it Is a great sin to
do either when battle or work awaits us.
Religion Is a plant than soon perishes
the Investment besides a sufficient I Oregon
sum for betterments, rehabilitation, I ranges.
etc. Considering all these facta, Mr. I what chances there are, how thou
Oberg thinks that "It is almost lm- sands upon thousands ot homes can
possible to give a good reason why be secured cheaply, but when these
state " or government ownership people ask how they are to succeed
should prove a failure in this coun- in farming on lands 100 miles or
try." Yet we can see differences be- more from a railroad, we cannot
tween tblacountry and Germany honestly tell them that they can do hfou tjjty Jj.-JJX
sue, siyie oc gOTernmeut, sua ouiarsiso, wi uiti iu ten uiaia iuai uiey i wees.
-that are to be considered before may have to wait two, five, ten.
concluding that we could safely and twenty years, work and wait without
easily imitate Germany. 'With re-1 due reward. WhyT,; Harrlman.
These are some of the reasons why
we feel obliged to discuss this "un
desirable citizen" so much. A large
part of Oregon Indeed, all Oregon
has lain nnder a blight for the last
gard to another objection frequently
raised Mr. Oberg says
It la a poor objection to offer te in
timate that such a system of govern
mental departments aa It would be neo-
esaary to create could not be carried on
I . . . a .... . I
without corruption. We. as Amerioaaa, six years at lean necause oi uua one
either by birth or free choice, if we are man, the deadliest enemy In the
true to the Ideals of our country and ef ... nt a atari mnrtal that .fatal
our ancestor wmi m m w pnnra v. .11 Vi.,-.tt.i..
confess that we fear that there could w Bad, in all history-Harrlman.
not be enough honeety found among us
Hyrnna to Know,.
I Conflict. - '
it- Ramnal 'Johnson. r
Samuel Johnson. Salem. Mass.. llil
North Andover, Mass., 1882) was the
minister or a number of years of an
IndeDendent - church In LvnU. He
prepared a hymnal while In the alvln-
ny scnooi mi tanongi vua - uii
help of his classmate, Samuel Long-
tyily on speaking our ehlbboiethv '
Our fathers looked on religious truth
aa something complete and unchange
able, once tar all 4; lvrA.i tA u.
But they forgot how dlffurent was truth!
to their forefathers. Every age temi to
"f" iyii as me unai goal and on
Us Views - as tne laat rw.n.. . i .
ment of truth. . ' "T
Yet how clearly does the past teach
us that our vision of truth Is eVer chang-
". i",scienoo or loamy will be large- '
ly the folly of tomorrow. Truth, in
realm, la a Miunirv mKa. . . i . .
o v vtixurv ua, wnose
woo age must
a road, not
searcu ., and
He only Is religious really who opens
B?m.rt "nd. mlnd to the increasing vision '
of truth, lnwhom religion is not a cut
and dried, fixed and unchanging phil
oeophy. but to who It Is a method and
motive for living, a proceaa of adjuat
PS. hlmse f to all his world In the full .
lisht OI all th. truth k. ' . . '
.... ! ' or th " who)
us. whose Itoinnh
write anew . . Truth i
terminus: a Droraua
not the thing discovered
fellow. This hymn, with ita-eaU tor feel, compellid to. loub ; things- It laWth2
brave facing of life's duties and dangers, religion ot the hon.at ; TVn'.Mi
AlL"1 f.ru.lh known Inte
muet deny thfngs that once seemed ee-
10 reunion: ror tha man
deserves to be known even better than
It now la it belongs to the newer
type of hymn. It la sung often te the
tune namDurn. j 1 ,
Onward, Christian, though the region
Til An am n . .u., an. lAnA
v wuuuvi uuu wiu m i i. ub Hui csuta, or nuloa, o. me I uoo otiii Hi a guaraiaji legion
way. It does at. time, look difficult ..i-nh.,. -rr,v. era t.nt Vnttw. VT near thee-rese thou on I
and discouraging. But 1st us remember . T,. . , i
that we are net obliged to elect only to the pubUc. As nsual representa
corporatloa lawyers te our public of- tlves of the two sides to the contro-
If the tele-
fioes. Let ns remember that when the
pubUo owns Its transportation systems,
the greatest corrupting factor tn Ameri
can politics will have bean eliminated.
Then, and not till then, may we hope for
a truly free people, (or pure politics, and
for Justloe. In a greater measure at least
than Is at present possible.
versy do not agree.
graph companies' story Is true, the
strike is unjustifiable. .But the
leaders of the strike tell another
story, or rather say they will have
one to tell in their own time, that
will put a different face on the mat
ter. . While awaiting Information It
may be la order to remark that If the
government owned and operated the
bly some of the censure Ore- telegraph' business of the country
gonlans are bestowing on Har-I there would be no strikes of opera-
nman -snouia oe aivertea to tors. Uncle Barn's employes never
i . . - . L . . ( I
diuudb, . ATUtiacnnitt, , ana parucu-j strike,
larly as to the ocean service to
Bchwerin. But It Is supposed and . The owner and driver of the auto-
By the thorn road, and .none ether, .
Je the mount of vtelon won: -
Tread la without shrinking, brother I .
jesua troa it press thou oni -
- "' SM-MaMS, , 1 - V t "
ARRIMAN some more. Possf-
By ' thV trnatfat, ealra ' endeavor;
Ouldlna. aheerln. lilta tha aun
Earth bound hearts thou shalt aellver:
, v, xor tneir saae, press tnou on I
Be this world the wiser, stronger,'
For thv life of naln and dmmi .
While it needs thee, O, no longer
rray uou tor tny quick release. -
?rtr thou. Christian, dally, rather.
That thou be a faithful son: ,.- -.'(
j oi my wui, out thine, ne.donel
Large and Small Tracta.
" From the Hubbard Herald. A
Holders of large tracta ot land' Would
realise more for their property, and
meet with quicker sales by cutting their
holdings no Into small tracta It is
mistake of holders of large tracts that
their property . Increases in value be-
nowhere denied that Harrlman Is the mobile that ran over and nerhans I eaua t tntr holding it or because of I And hardly, enny
Ka.. v. .. v..v... u.,n . . . . . I the good timber that may be on It It I It. eft by skrat
boss, the man h'Shest up. He could I fatally injured an old man Friday is really because of small holdings that I . dore , ..
.a .tn.tt witv a I -i . . . I the price of land advances.
""i iimuiu was cieany utterly uicom-l0f 4 email tract tills hi
could raise tne neary mcuDus, could patent to handle the vehicle, and had
dispel the blight, on Oregon, In a no business to try to do so on the
minute, if he would. But he won't Ipubllo thoroughfares. It Is curious!
If the settins- of tlia faa to.M
?av"? i!-1"?! throu'1 ancient theol
?sy it also will mean bringing us face
thing to lose the symbol If we only will
Seek for the substance Thl
cries- out ,fo the- reality that Hei
hack of all our words and for the reali
sal?n of our doctrines In deeds. - "
..Sk ..thVt,M ot double oomea.. when -earth
is a desert and the heavens are ,
braea we find nnr r.hi.. 1 . r :
the real resources of religion, not In
S22i5lnL tftmnt. tot in fo?mal
creeds, but in that creed which expe
rience has written on our hearts, la the
eonselouanaaa nf am 1 .
demonetrated by logle. In the sense of '
tne unity - of ourselves - and u, maa
with the Infinite and divine. -
h,very day must have its new creed.
Its enlarrina- vlalona nt .tn.iv k... v..iT
Of sil lies truth Itself. I the realitv .
upon which . our f.ih.r. 1.. '
and the unfailing springs where they
TIT ,r,'"hed and the glowing visions
that led them on. In that reality lies
every man s religion. , , ' ,
The EllmlDAtloa ot Ftdo.
Wuns Hennry Beaxnua had a dog witch
; had r
Bum fieese and uther thlnn iiatui .
hare baeawa t wna
akratchun on. the kitchun '
When Hennry's muther" did not 1mv
and It . -. r
Wood . berry boaas in the vit
The owner I
land more I
thoroughly than the owners of large!
tracts the latter often tllllnrt?! but a I and hit .
smaUportlon of his land. The owner I The preacher wuns on hie frtfnt tvn.rs
naarlv aa I h, - -
v. . J . a I owner of the small tract having given I Which ntld 1 (ui i .wv. .
Chines over A persoa because he does his land thorough cultivation, the result Hennry had - ehroh; awj
At least he hasnt. - And there Is I if a man who drives one of these ma-
no assurance, nor even any . very
good prospect, that he will.
The service, both by land and
water, between here and San Fran
cisco, has been wretched, , InSuff 1-1 be limited to a wheelbarrow,
cient, neglectful and discriminating
tor years, and is constantly growing Oregon-lumbermen, says the Ta-
worse. Bchwerin cares no, more coma Ledger.. "say the dividends of r"!" ?? 2" TFiVi 'r"fi,-l? "L.k.
of a raw acres often rettlnc nearly as I vara ha
much crop a the man who cultlvatesJT) Kood not sit down from beta bit vou
four or five times as much land. The I see -
not know enough to back or turn t ft,: tfSSfdSRi T. J. p for tear he would go mad.
And Hennry had t b sive hls dog away.
But everywarea he went he wood not
is not in anywatresponslble for the
results of his ignorance. A He should
by people who wish to make homes, and
as a -result population is increased ana 1
there era more taxpayers to helo par
taxes neceesary' to keep county and
state machinery running (the wealthier
man sometimes, by some scheme, man
aging to dodxe and not nay his full
share of taxes). The neceesary Improve
----- -- - T .I ' nomes. increase tne demand for Small
about Portland than he does about j approximately 1 per cent. which therBota at advanced prices over land in
Caamaaa.. Ta ttiA.A tV.t It. i II V .a. . I ' - .
DVAvyw... , . a wm, uvvu.u iu.k i uarriiuau uBn uif uoott payiua are
the people of this city can do to com- enough." ' , Right they are. no doubt,
pel merely a decent and tolerable but what tha managers of the Har
recognltlon of its interests with re- rlman lines are 'looking at is the
spect to these lines ot traffic? How profits of the lumbermen.
long Js Portland going to suffer in
convenience and embarrassment and I Since the people have to make
loss and Insult at the hands of this J light of kerosene, Standard Oil,
"; The Way It Bead. ;
The editor of a little western paper
was in the habit of cheering - up his
subscribers dally with a column of
short pertinent comments on their
town, - their habits, and themselves.
The department on account of Its In
timate personal flavor was the most
popular thing la the paper.
editor, as ne saw It STO
gradually- allowed ' hln-
and wider latitude In hi
traffic tyrant? '. Perhaps when the which has a monopoly of the stuff.
Hill road is completed the conditions can make light, of fines, however Sarks. 'until thT town .m much'o;
will be changed. But if a change heavy. ''!'.' A ( , to"ealmnext2Jturln,t at h d?'t
aeei aa Visa en rf Sflin avf If mi All 1f Vkaj eMBa-awaaavaBMei ii. . 4a aw. i . a.'
can be forced sooner it should be
dona, v'-'a' a
And there is central Oregon. ; Mr. J sure way of prevenUng Cuban revo- S?n,1;hi,hr,ltor hwght forth, this gem
.a a . e Bene- t I . . . ' I I " - ' . w
jeiienon Myers 101 a ine ; journal iiutlons staying down there and
recently and many others say the spending all the' Cuban treasury's
same that there ara vast areas of money.
rich farming land in southern Crook
county, as good as that in eastern it is not a man's getting rich that
Umatilla county which is now sup- the common people object' to, but tht,hJnhadhOTri"l ,1no h dmltt1
plying the Harrlman road with from getting rich, through the "operation n now raid:' -'' Aj
A A CA V .a flK an 1st an a. f9 wfiAa &l a A . . . m I w iuuwb i"n T.rfkec
On A hot day. whn tha almtMif. whta.
lyA II . 1. A A AV. A
TJncle Sam has dropped on to the deTositinJ evehVrT it". "bi?dOWof
'All the windows along Main atraat
seed washing badly."
The next morning ha was wsttaA ni
by a platoon of Indignant eltlsens who
confronted htm with the' paragraph In
question fresh from the hands of the
oomposuor ana iniormea nun xlercely
that he had gone too far. After a
to haul away; yet these Crook coun-1 Just laws,-
lands are untitled, uninhabited.
waiting, waiting, as they have been
waiting for years, for' a railroad
Spreading Chestnut Tree,"
gusi jbveryDoay .
in the Au-
A country lies
np there miles
away from any railroad, that would'
produce enough traffic .for two or
three main railroads and several
Tardaman having been definitely
beaten, ".Tillman will continue ' to
shine alone in' his glory In the sen
ate as a negrophobist reactionary.
There Is quite an admirable side
to John D. Rockefeller, unless his
branches, a country embracing many I press - agent invents the old -man's
thousands of square miles, with but talk for him.
few people and little products lying
there waiting. , waiting, as Jt seems Still, let us be thankful to kins
hopelessly . waiting. r Why? - Hani- Harrlman for building to Coos Bay "'t here danger ot the bait becoming
man. - - . 1 . . . 1
; - . r . . . l 1 ana iinamoog 11 ne uoes,
Some people havegone In there,
most 01 tnem on trrigation projects. Casa Blanca. the troubled Moroc-
om quite a number also on nnlrrl- can port, moans "white house." It
Bait Getting Stale.
From Toungs Magaslna
"The oldsr bachelors grow the more
ennoetted they become," said Ada Lewis, I
of "Fascinating Flora." - "I was talk
ing to one recently and I asked him why
ne urn nui marry, jia avaaeA tne que
tlon by deecrtblng a a-rlra nf ,,m.
-WHOM I'- MAU ALU Till BIIU AinOing SOmS
fault with each one. But all of them.
IV A-- II I U, HIV III.I I IW,
You are In-danger of sotflna- lAft
I said to him. 'You had better hurry
up before It Is too late.'. .
"'Oh.' said the bachelor, there are
just as gnoa nan lati in ine ens.'
--i anow miv m saia, -put the ball
Biff One Will Do.
, From the Washington. Post.
gated lands, , and areyalilng crops needed a man la li:.wlth a big stick..
The treasury departmnnt renorts thet
there Is' a strong demand for email bills.
Hut ev-n this Is not eolna- ta !!... .r.
aae nut. aiis ifienas.
For he luvd Hennry so, and he wood
. ' bring
A new boan hoam and bowl like ersry-
thing . .
For owrs and owrs aa If ha hail a it.
Anil all th. mShm Iril .a
And killed a lot of uther dogs and cvwv
vtUM,,. i uiramrn ana na MUD
bratte - . .
A Hennry shood be punalaht when
A tat that onley howld and never slept
And one day Hennry found him la yen '
dead, -v, . i
All curled up In the kornur of the shed
As peeceful .as kood be, to howl no
Mutch butlfuller than he was befoaf.
And me and Bedd and Hennry' Basra ua
. drug . t ... .
Him over by the ertek and then we dug
A grave for him, and Hennry Beamue
said ' -'
A prat-e, and put a hedstoaa at his
head: ' -.
And Henrry's . eyes was full of tears, ' .
,. - becaws . ' . ...
He noo how good and fathsful his dog .
, waa. - , :
- Norway's Good Example.
Ay From -the Detroit Journal. - '
; The Norwegian storthing has con
ferred the franchise upon women who i
are over the age of II years and who
pay taxes on aa Income of 1110 or more.
or who are married to men who earn
such a wage. In one respect the Norse- "
men h.ve given na a in aallan. -
try. When a woman applies fdr regis
tration she Is not obliged to state her .
axe, and perhaps swear to It afterward.
AU that ehe has to do Is to state that '
she has reached the are of !5. There '
ie many a woman in Detroit who has
renounced the right to vote rather than
undergo the ordeal of telling her age
before a lot of men. It Is all very well
to Bay-4hat It do-a not harm a woman
to tell her age, but If she has prejudices
we ought to respect them - .
" , This Date In History. ' J
10K1-Crusaders victorious at a ara.
1852 Peace of Paseau.
1S25 King Charles L of En aland
176J King Oaorpe IV. of Eind
born. Ijl-d June 28, 1830. Vi"
1SU Mdrid enured by WellingtoiAev
and his forc. . v
lzi niiirxia or ivord Castlereegh.
18S6-mievnlutlon . in . Ma,lri,l . anit
flight Of Iturlts.
1S48 ridorge Kt-phenson. famous rail
way nglner, died. Born 1781.
1811 Oraat striate of ewltrhmen h-
raa at Burralo,' declared off August
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