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their conscience, and not ta
the tongues ot ma. T.
NO BACKWARD STEPS.-
.REGION fats been commanded all
. over the eonntry on account ot
br new models of govern
ment. She is discussed la fa
vorable term, and her people ap
plauded aa typical ot enlightenment
and progress. Abroad, it la under
atood that ahe hae aolTed the prob
lem ot boaaea and machine methoda
by throwing anch excrescences over
board,. Her plana are copied already
In a doaen atatea, and will be adopted
In many it not all the others. It la
aaid of her that ahe elected two
United States senators at a cost ot
but 15 mlnntea ot time to her legis
lative assembly, while it used to take
her 40 caye and 40 nights. It to
aald ot her that ahe elected two aen
atora in .a Quarter of aa hour while
the Rhode Island legislature waa In
.a deadlock throughout its whole ses
sion and adjourned without an elec
tion. While the whole county waa
stirred by the scandal and ahame ot
the Rhode Island deadlock. It was
applauding opposite conditions in
Oregon. -.; .. r y,-.
The reputation that Oregon has
achieved ia an Immense asset to her
credit, and one that Is valuable be
cause it ia the constant theme of
laudatory articles In magazines and
newspapers the country over. - It is
an asset to draw here progressive
people who are seeking a land that
is not boss-ridden, where politics is
not a trade and public affair not a
thing of barter and traffic. It Is a
condition to hold np to home-aeekers
as a vital reason for coming to Ore
gon where cltisenshlp la sovereign
and the people, not tha bosses, are
the governing body. By the record,
la it not a atrange, weird spectacle
that there should be in Oregon, in
fluences claiming, to be respectable
that would kill the primary law and
rob Oregon of her new and fairest
fame? . -', v. Y-'; ; 1 i: ;Y . i 7Y-
higher than It used , to be. Tet It
should not be nearly so high as it
is, because Inventions and comblna
Uons have greatly lessened the cost
of Its production at the mllla. , This
ll becoming a aerloua matter, not
only for tndlvtduala who cannot af
ford to build homes of their own,
even If they have a plot of ground,
but for the nation' aa such.. Refer
ring to the propoaed Increase of lum
bar rates from this coast eastward,
the St Paul Dispatch says;
The national fortrnnunt la the very
interest of It own perpetuity, would
b Justified in any act, any legislation.
evan any eonftaoatloa, that would aslp
the popl in their devotion to home
and country , aa against -those antagon
istic foroaa that would destroy home
and therefore destroy oouotry. The
prio of . lumber has been becoming al
most prohibitive of homes during the
past five years. Building has, at least
doubled In, coat," Now the lumber peo
ple are about to raise the price of lum
ber se as to make t Impossible ' for
aay snan of moderate means ta owa a
home, jtnd not only the lumber trust
wiu do this iniquitous thing; but the
railroad people, eager oa their own eon-
fassloa to flloh some of these huge prof
its from the lumber trust, are about
to ralae the.., tariff pa lumber from the
coeetYunTn well, until pins knots will
be set in gold as diamonds and worn as
ornaments. --. ... .', '
Let the government act. . Ixt It re
move the tariff on lumber as a first
step. ' Let the commerce commission see
ta this raising of the rates. And then
let there be anything further done that
will preserve to the people their hemes.
In order that tha people may eoatlnoe
to preserve the country.
THE IMPORTANCE OP HOMES.
OMB ONE has aald: "The poa
aesaion .. of a home la the
. 1 .- fundamental basis of patrlot-
, . lam." It la true. The home
less man may go to the ware and
make a good soldier, but he cannot
have In his heart the genuine patriot
ism that prompts the possessor of a
home to love and In need aid his
country. -"hie government. .. What
makes a man love his country-for
One form or another of selfishness
Is at tha root of every act and de
sire is that he has a part la It and
of it. that a little portion of It la
veritably and tangibly his own. A
nation that would have lta people
patrlota muat sea to It that they are
home owners, possessors of Its soil.
The man who in sincerity and ear
nestness says: "Thla Is my own
land," owns a piece of ground la it;
and he feels this sentiment far more
strongly if on that land he haa a
' home a house, and in It a family.
It Is worth everything to a nation to
have its people home owners.
Next to the land Itself, the house
. Is Important. It Is a man's "castle,1
wherein none can intrude. It Is
the moat sacred place on earth. No
church, nor schoolhonse, aor capltol,
nor plaoe of amusement, can compare
la eacrednesa to the home where
the bride ia taken', where the chil
dren are bora and reared, where the
penatea are aet np and maintained;
where one eats,-' and Bleeps, and
take his rest, and, where love richly
rewards his labor.' The tnaa thus
situated may be depended on to be
a patriot. He 'values his country,
and his country, aa represented by
Its government, should highly value
llm. ' : "
It la a aad thing that In our cJUies
; - many people live In rented houses,
' not own homes.' ; ' ,
Among the prime reasons for this
D e rrtce of the materials neces-
-y for building a house, especially
i N r. V.'e know that the timber
i ,: 'r f country Is becoming
,r i ,t .,9 in part to the out-
i '.Din.!; I-' ;-.'tou tariff on lumber
. - i v t ; . : -ber la neccsrarily
NEEDLESS DESTRUCTION OF
. : FORESTS. x
A DISPATCH from there relates
that Chehali eonnty.Waah
ington, la expected to be tree
. less within 10 years. Pres
ent logging operation and past for
est, fire will have that result for
their consequence. A moderate dis
cretion by Chehalia county people
will, however, if they desire It, tor
tend that unhappy condition ot tree
leas hills, a reduced water flow and
limited moisture.; Salutary laws re
quiring debris to be cleared away as
the logging operation proceed will
eliminate danger ot .future forest
fire, and pave the way tor the
gaowth ot the new forest. ; The log
gers take away only the larger trees
and a myriad of young trees are
probably left standing. If by re
moval of debris and otherwise, they
ar afforded ordinary, opportunity
for growth, tha young tree should,
in SO years, present a forest conserv
ing water flow, abundant moisture
and already on the threshold of a
eommsrclal value. ; Y Y y 7
As in Oregon, forest In western
Washington ar vigorous and speedy
in reproduction. Their vitality In
this respect exceeds the forests of
other states. . On the western slopes
ot the coast range, there ar now
section of forest ot commercial
timber on land that was flreawept
60-odd yeara ago, reproduction tak
ing place oa the aahea of former tim
ber growth. It discretion rather
than . reckless carelessness marks
commercial operation in the forests,
and If the people awakea to the need
of the hour and Insist upon laws to
conserve the forests and those life
essential that the presence ot for
ests means, nelther.Chehalia county
nor other counties of Washington or
Oregon need to be treeless.
r ' ' . - !tY '
LUMBERMEN VERSUS RAIL-V-Y.
ft vATURALLT ths lumber manu
facturer of the Pacific north
west will have the sympathy
and support of the people ot
this region In their fight against ths
proposed raise ot rates oa lumber to
middle west points. Just what the
equities of the case as between them
and the railroads may be we cannot
definitely state, but we presume that
If the railroads were equipped with
engines, ears and trainmen as they
ought to be, they could haul Pacific
northwest lumber east -at the present
rates at a reasonable profit.;
The lumbermen represent that the
new rate would In many cases crip
ple and In other ruin the industry,
causing : thousands of men ' to be
thrownjout; of employment. The
Lumberman estimates that In the
four Pacific northwest state and
northern California, outside ot the
large cities, 40 to BO per cent of the
town and. villages and an equal per
centage , of , people are dependent
wholly npoa the prosperity of the
lumber Industry. This I near enough
i i i '
out of many of the eaatera markets,
manufacturing plants will be forced to
eloae dowa and many sawmill towns
will dlaaooear in their entirety. The
people now clustered around the mills
wilt scatter th aa endeavor to And em.
plojrment ia ether lines.
With the disappearance of the hua-
dreds of small settlements which have
crown up around sawmills, great and
small, the western Jobbing trade will
lose that part . of Its cuetom which
cornea from auch points.
It Is possible that th lumbermen
are; perbapa unintentionally, some
what exaggerating the situation; and
it seems to us that it is the big rather
,than the little concerns that would
suffer; but, however that may be,
the. matter should be thoroughly In
vestigated, and the railroads' obliged
to give the lumbermen of this region
fair terms. .- "The time has passed
when the railroad could tlx rate
to' suit themselves.
OUR REAL RULERS.
OW WE American have de
ceived ourselves. We believed
ourselves a world power,, and
were . chesty to match. . -' We
swelled up at sight ot our flag, and
apostrophised it as the mightiest
flag on the planet. We stood In the
midst pt our militant industries, and
with thumbs In our vesta, glared con
temptuously at the claim ot other
realm to rivalry. - On th Fourth
of, July In particular we have swelled
np almost like the toad that looked
at the ox. while In grandiloquent
oratory we told ourselves and our
children how we licked j.h British
ers, and how we ean do It to them
again, or to anything else on this
earth, or even annex the planet Mars
to Texas, If we should so decide.
And all this tlm there was Stand
ard OIL We had overlooked the oil
kings aad prince entirely. It was
not until we walked Into their am
buscade that their power was re
vealed. We tried In a national court
to punish them, and found them to
be bigger , than our whole , country.
We tried to fine them nearly $30,-
000,000, but they won't pay a cent
They , control the price of crude oil,
and pay as little as they want to tor
it. In 18 months," by slightly lower
ing the price, they can make the oil
producers In the Illinois district pay
the great fine. The tine ta the heav
iest we can give them, but with one
little press of the button and without
one cent of extra cost to themselves;
they can make others than them
selves pay it What power f. Y.
And more. They not only control
the price at which they buy crude
oil, but the price at which they sell
refined oil, Again, with a gentle
touch of the little, button, they ean
make oil consumers pay this, great
tine, or any other fine on any other
count we may Impose, and our coun
try, with all Its battleships, all It
cannon and , colonel . and , all . lta
clalma 'to empire, cannot In the
allghteat degree prevent It
And ao, onr boaat of world power
vanlahea Into a pipe dream. 'There
1 the Standard Oil trust bigger than
w are. And there 1 the Bteel truat,
the Cotton truat, the Beef truat, the
Coal trust, the Lead trust, the Paper
trust, the Glass trust, the Tin Plate
trust . and trust and trusts . and
trusts, each 'with It power of con
trolling v ia it ' own particular
realm ot which it la th king. "
If any officer of the Hill railroads
placed confidence In the reports that
the old man" had retired and was
letting other people run the ' busi
ness, they are likely soon to be un
deceived, J as a vice-president was
the other day. Tour Uncle Jim Is
boss yet. If anybody asks.
Before attempting to Inform "an
Inquirer who the members of the
cabinet ; are, the morning naoer
correct to Indicate the wIdeaprekdtWl0uI Ta "tormed ttaelf that
and general ' Interest people of all
classes have in the continued pros
perity of the lumber Industry, and
to cause everybody to unite with the
lumbermen la the demand that tbe
railroads treat them fairly. All In
dustries, ar Inseparably linked to
gether, and the greatest one of all
In this region, unless we group all
kinds ot agriculture into one, is tbe
lumber Industry. "The Lumberman
says:,",' ,. ,,YY', ,
In ths event the railroads persist in
enforcing the announced increase " In
rate the western Btnduets jrlU ha ahat
Senator ' Bacon of Georgia wants
a southern Democratic, nominee for
president, or If this be impossible
Judge Gray. But northern Demo
crats will think It advisable to nom
inate someone who will have some
apparent or poaaible chance of car
rying aome northern atate bealdea
Delaware. " " . .Y.
The clouda having ; rolled I by
again. It la reasonable to hope for
another spell ot summer and proper
harvest weather. Tet, taking things
"by and large," as Senator' Allison
cautiously says, Oregonlans have no
kick at the weather coming.
George Von L. Meyer is postmaster-
' By Mrs. John A. Losmn. '
The most serious danger hanging
over everything In the United States
today is commercialism. . It so perme
ates everything that one cannot enjoy
- Avartclousnees is apparently the one
dominating principle. Many parents are
deliberately planning . to extort . from
their children some' kind of compensa
tion for what the do for them ta the
Way of starting them la Ufa .
-. Not a few tr to make their children
who are minors support themselves and
contribute to that of the family. Girl
a.nd boya la their teena work hard and
raliaioualy carry home their wavea
every payday, aoceptlng from taalr par
ents the pittance they allow . them to
spend for themaelvee. - '
Bcoree ot cnuaren trv ell sorte or
echemee to extract from their parents
money, not Infrequently demanding or
bargaining for reward for behavlna
tnemeeives properly, or lor promising
to aDBiain rrora different rorms oi vice.
jroollan. parent in innumerable cases
agree to pay their children if they will
not emoke. drink, gamble,' or Indulge
In tbe many things which are destined
to be fatal to them morally, mentally
ana vnyaicauv; trie re ov -'Utivatina-
commercial aplrlt on a wrons basis. It
would be far better to train them to do
things or refrain from evil and vicious
habits upon principle.
. It is hardly probable that children
Who are hired toe do right will acquire
the habit of right doing, and are more
likely to follow their Inclinations when
the monetary reward la cut off. They
put no stress upon the acquisition of
moral courase or tne formation. or char
acter. but in their imaginations spend
ever ana aver again in . money tne
ere to receive for sood behavior, am
when It ceases they consider themselves
defrauded and they have no reapect
for the virtues they have been hired to
r ' e
The old-time friendships ' which
prompted men to lay down their Uvea
for their friends are almost non-existent.
i1 or services formerly rendered gra
tuitously by one friend to another are
today given on the beats of a per cent
commission, aoooraing to ipe importance
Few are allowed to be. under oblige-
tions beyond the "eloelng of the deal" or
ena or tne interview, the labora of a
friend In countless cases being nothing
more than a talk with the party who
muat be eeen In the Interest of your
friend. Advice la the moot expensive
luxury in -which one ean Indulge, not
withstanding it may be proven to be 111
In every household domestic service
naa to oe twice saia ror ir one n
things well done. First you agree to
pey certain wages Tor the performance
of specified duties: you give board and
room to the employe and In a brief
lime you atacover that you are expected
to give fees, presents of all kinds, if
they daily perform their duties satisfac
torily or are asked to do aay extra
Somebody Is at fault for the Introduc
tion or mis aina or rran. Kaeentiv a
lady invited a few friends to dinner.
The menu was arranged by the mistress
and the cook. It was very simple and
really little more than the mistress of
nmrrenca oeing in me quantity neces-
"t i or me increaaea numoer oi per
sons at the table. '
The cook, an artist In her wrofaaatnn.
waa delighted to have an ' opportunity
to display her art. but Informed the
mistress she must have IS extra for
eooKins; tne ainner, saying It was cus
tomary now ror "tne regular cook In a
family to have extra for cookina- luneh.
eons and dinners for company." becausi
mat was me price paid for outside
Bouse to cook
Mr. Harrlman, it la reported, will
dodge Oregon on thla trip west The
color of their money Is the only
thing about his Oregon serfs that in
terest him. ;
If Roosevelt say Taft, the chances
are several to one that ' It will be
Taft, In spite of various lesders who
will do all they caa to defeat his
nomination, . , - '
cooks who came Into
for such occasions. .
- The butler informed the mistress he
muat nave a extra "to serve the din
ner for company," making a total of IT
demanded by honeehold servants em
ployed by the month and eacb paid regu
larly an exorbitant proe for their work.
Ia the average hotel the fees to wait
era, bellboys, elevator boys maids and
porters are simply outrageous. If you
ask for a pitcher of water the boy will
stand and stare at you until you give
him a fee, end If it Is less than a quar
ter of a dollar he never thinks oi ex
pressing hie thanks. All these things
are commercial propositions and make
P, . lit burden. Thanksgiving.
Christmas, Easter, birthdays and holi
days are an occasions to be dreaded be
cause of the commercialism which en
ters into the pleesures which might
otherwise be enjoyed. - ,
- e a e
Behind all movements tor tha ' ad
vancement of civilisation and Chrlatian-
iy mere is commerciaiiara in Its worst
form. Voluntarv aarvln lit anw nnJ
cauae Is rare. Persons may poee as
volunteers, but before they have done
mucn tney neiray tneir greed and the
need of money to secure their continua
tion In the- field. - Great schema
Presented dally for the evangelisation
t ins wnoie world, out it la soon found
they are dependent upon .the amount of
money that caa be raiaa tn fn.tt...
All sorte of athletics snd sports for
the amusement and development of the
race muat ha hanba4 hv nmin.ui.ii.
and- If tha commercial side le not weli
mnneged, the club, league or association
ana, imrain mere may nave been the
moot skillful actors on the Ust of mem
fto.rr going the rounds of an un
sophisticated young woman who waa In
vited to luncheon and inhufliiaiiti. in
veigled Into playing bridge, and being a
aiaa . 7 m vvi""."a tne) extent OT
1200. And not having ao much money
told her husband, a man of the world,
the whole troth about tha aft.i. .-J
begged him to get her out of her troa
ble. which he Immediately proceeded to
6a, by sending his check- to hie wife's
hostess for the amount, plus It, to pay
for the luncheon his wife had eaten i
thereby putting a proper financial con
struction upon her host's hospitality. .
wedding presents are sometimes em
Lrraaalnr because the reclnienta
discover they will be expect' to recip
rocate Is a brief time, on account of ap
proaching hentlale of the donors.
In every relation of life the main
spring of eyery movement la commer
cialism. ' And the sooner one recog
nizee this fact and eeasea to expect
gratuities tf any kind, and makes it a
rule to pay the commissions In cash or
its eaulvalent for every aarvlra .
dored them and the Interest aocrulng
upon every obligation, the happier they
will be end the less frequently they will
be disappointed. , ,
Y. Concerning Birthday."
i had a birthday not long sines.
But did not think it fit
To say ao, for It's grown so old '
I'm quite ashamed of It
It really 'Is too bad. I think, '-
That we ahould have ao few .
Devices of the proper sort , v .
To keep our birthdays new. ;
Or, If that's asking 'moat too much,
It surely would be fair
To give us something guaranteed
to Keep tnem in repair. . . . .
Perhaps It is exorbitant ,
To ask for one to lest, ' - . ,
But certainly. It Seems to me.
They wear out very fast -Bo
fast. Indeed, that looking back
tTnon the onea I know
t think them lens well mads these days
man miny years ago. .
However, I shall not complain
Whatever birthdays be,
Por other people get no more
Each year than comes to me.
William J. liampton. -
A Victory of Peace.
From the New Tork Tribunal
The proclamation of the new Oarman
tariff agreement represents ennther tri
umph or rational diplomacy aqd friend
ly arbitration. . '
Or Tell Him Something.
Prom the Atrhlsnn Olohe.
For every man who worke there ar
Ihree or four who bother him by try
log ta aaU tin aoafiUng, ,
WHAT. WAR TALK MEANS
Z regard talk of armed conflict a"l
wildly absurd. ' We havs no quarrel
with Japan, she none with us. The con
templated naval maneuvre is simply a
perbapa too generous response to a
demand the Paclflo eoaat has been mak
ing for It years. What Is a navy for
If not to project .our coast lines, con
tinental and otherwise, anft-our -ocean
carrying trade? I firmly believe that
there la no connection between the so
called Japanese question and this fleet
movement.. The navy department has
Just got around to doing something we
asked for long ago. Albert E. Mead,
Governor of .Washington. ;
' I have always advocated and voted
In congress for liberal appropriations
for first class naval veaaela, believing
it the moat effective bond for peace
with other countries. I think It a wise
policy for our government to maintain
ef nclent navy yerde and keep at borne
for naval - maneuvrea our largest bat
tleships, equally divided when practica
ble between stations and ports on the
Atlantic aad Paclflo coasts. I do not
think there is the slightest apprehen
sion for war with Japan or aay other,
country George C Perkins, - United
States Senator from California. '
The United States will not give Japan
or any country Juat -cause for war, and
I have no fear of Japan or any other
country -giving tha United States dust
eauae for war. . The cnitingot apart
oi our navy in ve x-aoiuo oowii uaa.
In my Judgment,' no more signification
than tha cruising of oart Of our navy
In the Atlantic ocean, or the cruising
of the Dreadnought and other ships of
the English navy and of other nations
in the Caribbean and other watera of
tha world. Soma allowance must ne
mad for the stress under which newe-
apers labor In ending sotnetning to
elk about auring tne auii season.
Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the United
States House of Representatives.
This talk of war is a wild product of
midsummer madness, the sluieet scare
of the allly season. . The so-called Jap
anese danger seems - to me to require
no aerloua consideration other thaa that
Seeded to stop -the panlo of Ignorance,
eattle knows and admires the Japan-
a. - We have nearly alx thousand in
thla city tbe most orderly of our oltl-
sens, bar none, mere ia no sympatny
hare with tha unDatriotlo attitude of
Ban Francisco. We want no war with
Japan; she wants no war with us. No
occasion exists. Tne aanger is imag
inary, not real. As to the proposal to
increaae the battleship fleet in the Pa
cific, it has nothing to do with the
wretched San Francisco Imbroglio.
Agitation should oeaae. Erastus Brain-
em, Jtaitor or tne Meatus roswnteui-
gencer. . . v
Japanese have shown. In my opinion.
an undue sensitiveness, almost provo
cative. ncia ougnt not to pe ignoreu.
Including fact of our fleet. The Pa
cific is Indeed a very natural plaoe for
our fleet. There la no Immediate like
lihood of war. but the likelihood will
be remoter If both nations plainly face
the - fact. Benjamin Ida Wheeler,
President of the University of Cali
T think' the mobilisation ef fleet In
Paclflo a wlae precaution for protection
of our commerce and coast . Una. It
makes no difference what Japan may
think, or what her desires may be, ehe
should neither be eonaulted nor consid
ered In mattere- which affect' our - In-'
tereate. I do not think we are in dan-
f er of war with Japan, but If we are,
he best way to remove the danger Is to I
be prepared. Oeorge 'jB. Chamberlain,
Governor of Oregon. .
Wblle our warships sre kept In com
mlsHlon they may as well be in ine
t'aeino as tbe Atlantic, i a in
discover any adequate cause for a qusr
rel with Japan. Certainly there will
be no war until congress authorises it
and the American people are tired or
war. J. H. Gallinger. United Biatea
fienetor-Lfrom New Hampshire.
In my opinion there would have been
no talk of war with Japan had It not
been for the Inflammatory attitude of
tha press. We are In no danger of go
ing to war with Japan if the newspa
pers will keep "Scare Headlines ' off of
their articles. Nathan B. flcott. United
States Senator from Weet Virginia.
' There Is no excuse on either side tot
war. Jf, however, japan d so uuyiau
aa tn regard the concentration of our
fleet aa eaaua ballL then a lesson mua
be taught there as a result of her own
conduct. The teaching of It may cost
t Mm rnr rv defeat and much treas
ure, but ber cost would be ultimate de
feat and total bankruptcy, camornia
Is standing on her rights, and the states
as a unit will aid her to maintain them:
that la precisely "what the union wa
formed for. The homogeneity or the
population of the republic cannot be
aacrincea to satisiy tne pnu oi w mymu.
John Sharp Williams, Member, of
Congress from Mississippi. , .
I cannot believe that-we are in dan
ger of war with Japan because of any
movement of our ships on our own
coast, or for any other - reason, unless
there Is some purpose on the part of
Japan to seek pretext for a difficulty
with us, and this I ant not disposed to
Impute to her. The talk in the news
papers seems to me like thunder In a
clear sky. George Gray, Member of the
International Court of Arbitration.
I refuse to believe the naval maneu
vrea are meant to Impress Japan, but It
Is very i ill-timed and foolish. A na
tion like ours can always afford to be
calm and courageous, never to be I ear
able and blustering. Neither our people
nor the Japanese are so trifling or
wicked as to fight over nothing, and the
?rar talk is an insult to the morality
nd intelligence of -the two countries.
feuwin ja Mean, Author ana fence Aa
vocate. ; ., i
- Suppose a ease of two high spirited
men, both of whom are proud of tbe
laci tnai may are Known to oe ngnters;
suppose that fool friends of both thee
high spirited men begin to urge them
to get ready to fight each other; eup
pose at this stage of the game one of
these men throws off hi coat, doublee
up his fist and shakes it In the face of
the other would there be any danger
or a ngntT uroinaruy a naval demon
stration by Uncle Bam tn the Paclflo
would have no significance,' but coming
Just at tbls time It amounts to a de
fiance of Japan, If not to an Indirect
challenge. Thomas E. Watson, Author
ana ex-congressman from Georgia.
There Is no danger of war with Japan.
W do not want war with the Japan
ese and they do not want war with us.
There Is no cause of war and no ax
cue for war talk. The only .explana
tion of -the sensational stories drou-
latea is mat tney can be presented with
big headlines and made the haal or a
oemana ror a Dig navy.- William Jen
nings Bryan; Editor The Commoner.
I sea nothing In contemplated naval
maneuvrea which should affect our re
lations with Japan. Sporadic and In-
aigninoant acta or lawlessness, involv
ing our own as well aa Jidu'i eltlaena
cannot properly be regarded as an inter
national matter. rranols O.- Newlands,
uuueu mates senator irom MSVada. -
More Gliost Stones
By Wax Jones.
Th Queen of th Beaa was a hoodoo
ship. ' .. ' :' V
8 ha waa launched oa a Friday, aad
her first ewnsr aad tha man that buut
her died tha same day, of eolda In the
Her first voyage waa to ' th ' Gold
Coast, and before shs was ten days out
six of the crew bad died. Th skipper
aid they died from fright at th sight
of work, but old Jack Shovel had a Uf.
ferent opinion. The Queen waa aa un
lucky ship, said Jack.
On th second voyage th Queen ran
Into an iceberg. Th Iceberg continued
on its course, but th Queer had to be
towed into uverpooi. The owners nrea
tne captain tor not aaving a natter
lookout keot. and the eaotaln declared
that she was the most unlucky ship he
ever sailed In. - '
-On another passage-tha cook of the
Queea slipped and fell Into .a bowl of
soup. He was burned around tbe first
and second finger of th left hand, and
he aald the shin waa unlucky, since
that was -the first tlm on record that
any sailor had ever - seen soup ho
snougn to ouni any vne.
It was after this mishap that I sailed
as a passenger la the Queen. Captain
Duff plum was In command, and a fin
seaman he waa- Twice I saw htm run
his ahip sshor a easily aa If shs were
Eight bene naa just neea struea in
the first watch, and all was still aboard
the good ehio oueen, save for ths meas
ured snoring of tbe lookout.
r-.ortaenaiitai aanced anout tne varaa.
Also there . were several deadlights
aboard. - ....
The moon waa nemna a cioua.
What waa that?
A full-rlaaed ship suddenly loomed un
above us, every suica ox csnvas a raw
lug- .1. . Y - -
A collision aeemea inevitaoie.
Closer and eloeer we drew together.
The susnens was terrible. . . - t
And thn- -
Rut the story of th Queen's laat
stroks of evil luck iiaa yet to be written.
Have you ever been In th woods at
IdnlghtT - -
If not- then mil will understand my
feelings, for I have never . been In a
wood at midnight 11:1 p. m. was the
The trees were standing all nround.
Not one of them was running, which
Showed that even neture herself ex
pected something dreadrul to happen. .
At that Instant a whlppoorwlll
I did not atiro running nntll safely
hidden in th bath tub ia my flat. And
yet people aay there ar no ghosts.
A policeman had Just passed. . -Dosens
of people were upon th slue-
And yet I could have sworn that
something passed me in the hall of e
My nerves were In excellent condition
the Pellevue neople having told ma that'
morning that I was all right now. and
not to bofher about oolored aupplement
animals. . , ' . .
And -et J wes eertsln I knew that
something, heevene knew what, had
silently glided past me In the hall.
I enneevorea to wniscie some roonsn
Ir -When you know thet you're for-
f often by the gin tnat vou ve forgot,
think It wee but my Hps war dry.
Again tnat sometning. -
A ahadow eeemed to pass ms. but tbla
time It went toward the eta Ira, ,
I forced myaelf to follow.
was It really fleah and bloedf
It looked like a woman.
I touched the form with trembling
"What sr you doing V 1 asked. --A-foolish
enoiie-h. Question, but my nerve
"Trvlna- tn rnaa the eaa onha nnlat
you chump." ,
fltni at Bee.
From the Washington Star.
TDeflnltlone of the word "Democrat"
re numerous but unsatlsfsctory. A
Democrat seems to b almost anybody
not a Prohibitionist who ia opposed to
the JUpubJUoaa petty
Duldeld piel oiv tte Joy of
By Oeorg V. Hobart.-
( Copyright, 190T, by AsMrlcaa-Jeenal-Csaalasr)
' Horns. Lately.
r ifein lath Looey V haf reoelfed
your latter from Buffalo und v vas
glad dot dsr hot veather ain't melted
your goet intention to rerasmbraae
your father and mother mlt a letter
vunea a veehv
- V vaa all veil at home mlt dsr egg-
sceptton dot your mother's cousin, Ru-
aoipn tiausenDeuer, Inwsntloned a new
style, of a self-folding safety pin und he
has been paid a small fortune- for. der
patent, mid -der reeult dot Rudolph Is
too happy for vords to utter.
I vent down to Oscar Bauersohmldt's
onenteei eaie vun cay last veek to eon
Ven I found him he hat der nlckta.
tn-der-slouch orchestra turned on so he
could dance, und he vas shaking all ofer
turn siouineaa mil cnoy una Happiness.
"Sit down. Dlnkv.- aet RudolDh.
dere la only algsteen bars more of dls
mooslo, den I vill choln you. Dlt you
notice der staccato movement of my left
leg ven I make der reverse movement
of der rag timet Und did ' you notice
now. i put oer pitsveato movement tn
der elbow ven I do der double shuffler
"Ton vas happy, RudYilph!" I aet;
"please let me remove some of my con
gratulatlonlngs und hand dem to you."
"Heppy is not der vord." set Rudolph,
ertscutlng a heel und to obllgato mlt
der left foot und smiling loudly from
der double chin npverda. I am con
sumed mlt a greet, ohoy. ' I feel like
Alexander der Great after der battle of
Antletam. I feel like. Napoleon ven he
climbed der stormy heights of Bunco
Hill mlt der cinematograph machines all
around him, belching forth delr deadly
fire at der rate of van thoueand per
second. I feel like Chullus Caeear be
fore his friends got on to him. I feel
like Chorge Vashlngton. I feel like
setting dem up. Two beers vot vlll
"Not any, Rudolph," I set; -I yust
vlsh to haf my congratulatlonlnge put
In der vaste basket mid der udders.'
"Py Chlmineddy! Such a lot of dem!"
set Rudolph, "It seems to me dot efery
man, woman Und child In der Union
States haa vlshed me der compliment
arles of der season. Even If I could
stop dancing I doan'd dink I could count
up all der friends I haf."
"No, Rudolph." I set; "no successful
man ean efer eount his friends. It la
only der man dot falls dot can eount
dem. Und der - le no denger dot he
vlll sprain his wolce vile he Is doing lu
Rucoese is der hothouse vare der flow
ers of "flattery- grow. ' Sveet odors
equeeae ould through der vlndows, und
der whole vorld vlshes to get Inside und
help der lucky owner to pluck der roses.
Failure is sn Ice-house, und all dot
flourishes dere Is der frosen face und a
kick In der back part of der valstcoat
ven der owner vas not looking."
"My. mv. Dlnkv!" set RudolDh. single.
stepping mlt der left foot, "you haf got
"No. Rudolph." Fset. "I vas too old
fashioned -for such a ding as der penal
tnlstlcala, und, bealdea, I look some sul
phur und molsases dsy before yester
day und I defiance it. On mlt riav
dance. Rudolph, und doan'd mind me." ,
'becauae ven I hat no money I vented
vet I eould not get, und now dot j haf
money I doan'd vent It beceuee I can
get it. Merer ait aer sxy long go clue.
Dinky, beoeuse I am now looking at It
through a root of bllla, yea!"
"It is a pleasant vorld ven ve vln.
Rudolph " I aet, "und It vould not be a
bad vorld ven ve lose If some of der
peoples la der audlenc vould alt still.
Der trouble Is, Rudolph, dot too many of
der spectators consider demselfa der
referee. Ven a man gets groggy und
goes tn his kneee dey vas all ao egg
stremely anxious to count him euld dot
dey forget to glf him a helping hand.
Mlt dese few vords I will peas no anud.
der big bunch of congratulatlonlnge und
leer you aione mil your cnag or ohoy."
Ven I vent ould Rudolph hat upset
Vun table nnd four chilr und he vas
onl In der middle of der automobile
lours mit lurr.
. , Ij. DINKET.8PTFL,
, t . ?ar Qeorgs y. liobarfc
- - : .... y
" "wn a oaa oia sumraertlrn-r
Boston has an old home week, and haa
Now perhapa Vardaman will conciud
to get religion.
e e . . .
It Is the 'midsummer fiction season
for politician also. '
e e '
It looks as if Chancellor Day's wrath
must be unutterable. , ,
;. .''.- e e .
A buttermilk tide will never carry a
man to the White House. ,
A New Tork paper want to know '
"Where is all our goldr Jn our teetlu '
i e . e ,
An exchange asks If a bathing eutt la
a crime, - If so, it Is only a little one.
'-'.' e e ,
II seems as If the California courts
should make short work of Schmlta
. e e .'...''-;.
The beef trust will be solid against
La Folletts for president; he 1 a vege-
tartan. . - -
The prlo of coal and wood won't h
raised till the busiest -part of th ic
season la over. .-.
- . e ' - ,
A Missouri girl baby has been named
ouence. But ana won i pay vuiy at
tention to tuat.
Naturally Standard Oil. If it must
a line, wants a rebate on that impoaetl'
. e e . .
. Shouldn't the owners ef automobiles
have to undergo an examination u to'1
their capacity to handle themT
e e . -. V. ;
Because you can't do It all don't con- -elude
that the little you ean do amount
to nothing. "Many a mlckl makes a
muckls." , ;' .Y " it i .
Chicago News: . A little learning Is a
dangerous thing especially when It Is
something a man's . wife haa learned
about him. . , , ..-
' Prosecuting officers sometimes us ,
one criminal to convict his pals; could -not
the government use tne powdea
trust to blow up th rest?
- '.. e e ...
Few girls quot this - to their beet
fellows at 11 n. m., as they ahould: "At '
once, goodnight; stand not upon , tha
order of your going, but go st ance." -
' . . e - .. 1 '. .,
' Because one ship ran Into another
at the mouth of tha Willamette, th
Astorlan argues that no ships should -come
above Astoria. Because ablpa '
sometimes run . aground below Astoria,
the seaport for this region should be
located out at sea, th farther out th
There Is still some talk of navtna In' "
Salem, ... .. - V ...
' Jacksonville Is to. have a brick and
til manufactory, a
Th hotel business in Roseburg la
better than vr before. v s
.... e e. ;
Central Point expects to become some
what of a mining center.
- e - e , - -h '.
Several Jaeksonvllle nSonls are aolnsl
ta bay cement sidewalks. . .
v . i e .- .i
Next year Klamath' Fans wm havs V"
large ice plant and a big brewery.
- . . e
Tndsnendenee people are- working for
a fre ferry across the Willamette river.
A l-veanld Hood River peaoh trea
haa 171 larg. fin Hale's early peaches.
' ' e e , -.,-
Tha Wlamath ' Falls Exnrees now
laaues a dally edition, making two dally
papera there.. . , .
Uimi H St. George , Blshon of
Klamath Falls has ordered all gambling
stopped taer. ......
Mlaa Bella Watrua formerly Of Ad-'
sms. has a 15,000 bushel crop of barley
on SOS acre near Fomeroy. ,
. .- -. e ! e. ,- - . i a .
Klamath Falls ' people subscribed '
11.100 for an exhibition at th Sacra- -
anento Irrigation congress, r
' tuVnr Citv la going ta have a Ion ,
line of cement sidewalk before winter If
It doesn't have paved streets. .,v. -., --.;
e e . ? .'
More oot i to by many' thousands of ' ,
bushels will be produced in Baker coun
ty tnin year man ever oerore. . ,
Klamath Falls bought new $709 .
street sprinkler, but as there I no fund
to pay for operating it. dust is King. .
v . e " - - -
A. Wheeler county man was fined 149
for beating a balky tiorea nearly to
death; be deserved a beating besides.
. - e ,e ... v .
' A Wallowa oounty'stool of wheat eon- '
tains 4 stalks, each with a well-filled
head of wheat, all- from on kernel of -grain.
., . i .. -. ;;. , . ...'
Fifteen new families have moved to
Wlllamlna within the last few montha.
and more are expected as soon ss houses
can oe naa. -.
Notwithstandlnc outside . opinion
tha contrary. Astoria, savs the jafTZKBt.
is more free from crime and lawleeeneas
than any other city of her sis on th
Paclflo coast, v - ' ,
Rev! Mr. Williams of McMlnn'vlH
started to th train with his suitcase ,
snugly packed with fresh eggs, when In
some unknown way tha caae received a
Jolt that caused a mixture of eggs,
clothing, reading matter, etc -.
, t . ... . , i ,
A Fossil man has a field for five
scree of com growing beside his house
within the cltv limits that dellahts the
hearts of all Mlsaourlans who paas that
way. Taller than a man's head, rank
and thrifty and raised without Irrigation,-
this beautiful field Is a standing
advertisement of the great productive
ness of Wheeler county's solL -
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- Bids People." , '
Young Men Should Profit
. By the experience of ' the suc
cessful business men of today.
- Every self-made man, without
exception, will tell you that the
secret of his success was saving
. money early In life, and Investing
. It where It would , bring him
Every ambitious young man
and woman should havs a savings
account and add to It as fast ss
T their clroumstanoes will permit.
We invite aavinga accounts
from men. women and children of
. j ., 11.00 and up on which - .
WePgjr 4 Itertit
' Compounded twice a year.
, Bank ;:
ataroTT ahp wrxaiKi av.
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J. 8. Blrrel...,,.v. Cashier