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THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST
cgalnst Mayor Lane. Every skill 1
dt'oftlve knowa the extreme signifi
cance of such circumstances aa these.
Evt-n tho most hardened criminal
l.etrays his ruITt whilo the crime is
ritll liesh pod In the first numblcif
ncccir of fear. of arrest and punish
ment. The criminal seeks safety In
flight, and lf captured takes refuge
in falsehood In the present cage,
t?e conduct of the alleged conspira
tor. Is one of the strongest evidences
tpniriHt the presumption of their In-noceiice.
WAGES AND COST OP POOD.
fHE TWO MEN and the wo-
1 man who have been arrested,
JL charged with a conspiracy to
blacken the good name of
Mayor Harry Lane, continue to pro
test their Innocence, but there la one
damning fact which gives them the
lie and which goea far to prove their
guilt That fact la their demeanor
at the time of the1 attack upon the
mayor In; his private offioe, and
their subsequent conduct. If their
Btory were true, there was no pos
sible reason why they should go Into
hiding or seek safety in flight. On
the contrary the plain, obvious and
only course was for the woman to
appeal -Instantly, to the authorities
and i to the protection of the law.
Conscious of her own virtue and
Innocence, she would have rejected
with Indignation the mere sugges
tion of flight. . Still less would she
have, consented to any false state
ment of the facts, knowing full well
that the truth must be her chief
But what did they do? Raddlng
Mandelay and the woman made their
escape from the building with all
possible' baste. Hurrying to the wo
man's' rooms In the Marquam lodg
lng house, a conference was-held
there, with the result that Mra. Way
mire left the city the same evening
and fled to Vancouver, where she
would.be beyond the Jurisdiction
of the. Portland authorities. She
was accompanied 'In her flight by
one W." F. Bell, who is said to have
posed as her husband, and the two
Bpent the night at a Vancouver ho-
A l . T ii t . 1 m
iti. no iiemyi, wag maue oeiore
her departure, or since, to lodge any
compiaini against tne mayor, no
effort was made to get before the
public any defense of the woman's
. reputation. The woman and her
confederates did precisely what
every.vxrimlnal does, striving red-
handed to escape from the conse
quences of his crime.
Raddlng went to Vancouver the
next day and joined the woman
there. Presumably they agreed up
on a plan of defense. Raddlng came
. back to Portland and his arrest fol
lowed. Within the past three days
statements have been made to the
police and to the press by Mandelay,
Raddlng, Bell and Mrs. Way mire.
These statements have bristled with
lies. The woman is smarter than
nercompanlons and has not given
out such glaring falsehoods as they,
yet it Is manifest that in numerous
M.I.uImm mViA la tint HU V.
' yaivivumlt BMC IB llllUS, lut-
trntn. Manaeiay ilea persistently
for hours after his arrest, denying
All acquaintance with Raddlng or
Jlrs. Waymlre, only to break down
&t last and acknowledge that he
went to the Hamilton building at
Raddlng's request, expecting ' some
'thing to happen" and he admitted
that he had known for 10 days that
BOme plot was about to be hatched.
;y ' Raddlng s reputation is so un
savory that little credence would be
: given to his statements, -even
.though they were uncontradicted by
Other evidence. He denies that there
v Was a plot but witnesses are at hanJ
'to prove that he told them that he
;Wa engaged in a job which was to
Jield Wm $1,000 and that It was to
be "pulled off" Wednesday even
ing. The occurrences at the mayor's
offices were one day later, and if
tthls was the "job" of which Raddlng
had spoken it is easy to understand
how the delay of a day might have
; Finally W. F. Dell, who was in
timately associated with Raddlng '
and Mrs. Waymlre, gave The Jour
Ufll last Saturday a long statement
v:hIch-now proves to have been u
mass J Of falsehoods. Although he
.weut to Vancouver with, the woman
Thursday night,. he vehemently de
nied any knowledge of her where
alKjuts 'and made . eumerous-asser-tlon$
Which are no provedly ta.lm.
'. Txiese'are but a few of the fauti
v-blcb, indicate' the guilt of the per
fiut charged ; with, the conspiracy
nnCENT REPORT Issued by
the bureau of labor furnishes
Ronio additional - Information
about the relative increase In
the cost of food and In wfges. It
shows that as to food, other neces
saries not being considered, the In
croase in Its cost has been exceeded
In recent years by the Increase in
wages. For the past 10 years the
Incomes and expenses of the masses
of the American people have been
running a close race, but as a rule
the expenses have bad the best of
It. Wages, as every one knows,
have Increased since 1896, but by no
means In proportion to the Increased
cost of living.
"In effect-' says so careful an
observer as Samuel B. Moffet, In Col
ller's Weekly, "Wage earners have
been in worse condition on the crest
of a wave of prosperity than they
were In the depths of hard times."
The advantage of the "good times"
to wage earners consists principally
In their ability to find steady work
now, as all of them could not do dur
ing the "hard times."
But according to this report there
nas Deen in tne matter or food a
rather steady gain for Income over
outgo, up till lately. Last year the
average weekly earnings of each em
ploye in the country Increased by
8.9 per cent, while the cost of food
used In representative worklngmen's
families increased by only 2.9 per
cent, a gain for wages over food cost
of 1 per cent, as compared with 1905.
Compared with the 10-year period,
1890-1899, wages per week last year
were 18.5 per cent higher, and food
15.7 per cent higher, an advantage
of 2.8 per cent.
But food is only one of life's nec
essaries to workingmen, and the
cost of other necessaries has much
more than swallowed up the slight
gain on food. And even as to food,
the report shows that the cost was
rapidly increasing through 1906, the
price in December being 5.1 per cent
higher than in the corresponding
month of 1905; and It is a matter of
common knowledge that the cost of
food has gone, on Increasing during
the present year, so that even In this
respect it is supposed that the gain
of income over outgo has been wiped
been uncompromising In its war on
evil. The effect of Its labors for
the uplift of mankind has been tre
mendous. Its influence In raising
the standard of citizenship has been
inestimable. It Is Impossible for a
good churchman not to be a good
citisen. The state Is the product of
the units. Christianity Is a character-builder.
Every denomination is
a salutary factor In state-building,
and none more far reaching in its
achievements than Methodism.
The church militant is, Indeed, the
handmaid of the state, in civilizing
and organizing the world. The
world could do without one about as
well as without the other. It Is
doubtful Indeed, If there would be
governments and states, were there
no religions, it Is notorious that
where there is no. church, there is
no enduring civilization. History
reeks with the decadence and decay
of barbarian nations, and the pas
sage of barbarian races from the
stage of action. Even lf we doubt
the form or conditions of Chris
tianity, we are compelled to con
fess its towering Influence for civil
ization. We may reject Its outward
signs, but, deep down, we are obliged
to admit its vitalizing, harmonizing
and elevating agency in the enlight
enment and betterment ot mankind.
Jengbis Kahn pllea up 100,000 hu
man heads before the gates of a
city he had conquered. Those Were
the terms of surrender before the
days of the gospel. What a contrast
with that scene at Appomatox, when
the victorious general of a Chrls
tion nation handed back his sword
to vanquished General Lee and told
the defeated soldiers to take' their
horses home with them ' for use in
working their fields. The contrast
In the two incidents, is typical of
what the church Is doing for the
world. And so, It is a good omen
as well as good tiding, when Meth
Wheal Aftar thr hours spant with
"Llttla Johnny Jonas" you ara sura of
only ona thing that you hava mad a
nisht of It Tou araa't carUla what
your condition was and you raal of your
hrad tenderly and with a remlnlacent
am lie. But you know that you'ra glad
Your evening starts In with a stiff
brandy and aoda at that horn of par
venu Americana, the Cecil, London.
There la a whirl of other drlnksi It la
vagni'ly remembered that someone men
Hons a cup of tea while the fun la hot
teat, which strikes you aa hugely
funny, red cherries and black olives re
call that there muat hava been a food
many Martlnla and Manhattans with a
pouaae cafe or two In colore, and you
know that you wera denied the comfort
or a aoborlna deml-tanae at tne end,
Mr. Onltea' company this year la on
the whole excellent and there wn
nothing but pralae from the audience
which niled the Helllg from top to Bot
tom for the scenery and coatumlng. In
a production of tha character of
Cohan'a It la aunrernely neceaaary that
the audience be nair-Dllnaed with a
glare of llghte, of good atage eettlnge.
or many gins wno display mucn lin
gerie: that they be kept In a atata ol
Intoxication from tha time tha ourtain
goes up on the first act until It drops
on the neoond. with enough more
thrown In to assure a hang-over the
There are 17 mualcal numbers Inter
spersrd during tha evening: which prac
dually makes It a caaa of there being a
few lines placed now and then between
musical numbera. "Cecil In London
Town" doea for an eya-opener and la
soon followed by "1 hey re all my
mends'- and "Mam seue aucnette," tne
latter a good song, although the Im
provised Ooldle Is a long waya from
being what she might, both as to danc
ing, singing and youthfulneaa.
Perhaps the best known of the num-
CARCELT less wonderful than
the story of gold production,
following John Marshall's ac
cidental find in Sutter creek in
1848, is the tale of the yield of oil
in California during the past few
years. It Is this vast outpour of
oil In the southern part of that
state, more than anything else, that
bers is Johnny Jones' aong, "Yankee
Doodle Hoy," which made Ita usual hit.
Billy Seymour gives a very fair account
of himself aa Johnny Jones, the Ameri
can jockey. It la a trying part and
Seymour hasn't a stage voice, but the
Cohan music very nearly alnga itself
and actually doea whistle of Ita own
Then there Is Captain Squlrvy of the
10-day boat who shades of Gilbert and
Sullivan! brings in the pura melody of
"Pinafore" In that motley crowd of
painted and berouged and utterly
shameless Cohan creations. Wa blush
end are ashamed at the Intrusion of
this Innocent "Pinafore" aong and aje
much more comfortable when aha taks
her flight behind the wings.
"Give My Rerards to Hroadwav- "A
Girl I Know" and "Life Is a Very
Funny Proposition After AH" are some
of the best-known of the favorites In
"Little Johnny Jones" and they all won
recalls from the good-natured Helllg
auaience. i ne cnorus sang wen. Ita
average of years was pretty good. Con
sidering the scarcity of girls on Broad
way u was reasonably comely.
Of the leading parts William Keough
aa "The Unknown" carried- off the
honors thta year aa last- Ada Olfford
made a hit as Flora belle Fly, the San
Francisco "reporteress," while the chap
wno taxes tne part or Henry Hapgood
name unknown although evidently a
bit new, has a good atage appearance
miu carnea on mi songs ana lines very
"Little Johnny Jones" will contlnuo
Its offering of refreshments and cure
for bad dispositions tonight, tomorrow
ANYTHING TO BEAT TOM JOHNSON
From tha Public '
Corrupt traction Interests ara now
centering their fight for ailstence In
Cleveland, as six months ago they cen
tered It In Chicago. .At tha time of
tha Chicago election the Cleveland' trao
Uoa ring was upon tha edge of a set
tlement with Mayor Johnson which
would hava Involved tha extinction of
tha monooolr rlna and tha substitution
or a l-cent faro system wUh provision
for municipal ownerahlp aa aoon aa
atata legislation permitting It could be
obtained. But tha Cleveland gang
"backed water" aa aoon aa political cor
ruption In Chlcaao had sleeted Buaaa
and pasaed tha fraudulent traction
franchlaea. Since then they have been
hunting In couples with tha local Re-
puDiican machine ror a may oral canai-
date, In order to save thalr graft In tha
only possible way by a-ettina Mayor
Johnson out of office. At last their ef
forts hava culminated In Congressman
Burton's reluctant consent to run. But
ha consents upon condition that tha
traction ring shall hla itself Into the
background of local politics, while Its
partner, the Republican machine, goes
forth and proclaims a dissolution of tha
This naive demand or Mr. Burtons.
that as a condition of his accepting its
nomination hla party machine ahaJl
give him a certificate of non-alliance
with the traction Interests, la not with
out a touch of pathetic humor. Mr.
Burton la really a well-meaning man.
It la Inconceivable that If elected mayor
ha would consciously lend himself to
tha corrupt schemes of the traction
ring. Bur It la equally Inconceivable
that ha has either tha will or the
ability to cope affectively with tha ring.
No matter now conscientiously ha op
posed Ita plans. It and not he woulj
win. In tha olrcumatancea In which 'It
would manage to surround him. Mayor
Johnson, with all hla special knowledge
of the subject, supplemented with high
business skill and acute political per
ceptions, has been held at bay by tha
political, financial and judicial powers
with which the traction ring and Its
affiliated Interaats have confronted him.
Only now, after tha best kind of work,
ia he on tha eve of achieving tha vic
tory be set out to win for hla city atx
It la not a certificate of non-alliance
with the traction ring mat Mr. wurron
needs, but a certificate of the unflinch
ing will, and tha neceaaary ability to
cope with tne conspiracy wnicn exists
between the traction ring and tha ma
chine of his own party. A certificate
of non-alliance with tha traction ring
such-a certificate Trom tha Repun
llcan machine which has been In part'
nerahlp with tha traction ring ever
ainoe Mayor Johnson began attacking
tha unluat privileges of that ring! Of
what use does Mr. Burton suppose such
a certificate from such a source would
be to hlmT Doea he draw no lesson
frtom tha old anecdote of the tender
hearted Judge? Wa mean the judge
who In passing sentence upon a young
convlot of previously fair repute urged
him to make a record or gooo Denavmr,
aasurlng him that then he could doubt
leas get at the end of his term a cer
tificate of good character from the
warden of the penitentiary and begin
lire over again. lour nonor, inier-
fosed tha humiliated youth, "do you
hlnk a certificate of good character
from the penitentiary would be a vai
uable recommendation to travel on?"
On Getting; Even
THE FLY XS A PUBLIC ENEMY
"The Girl With the Green Eyes."
Jinny Austin drew tears and smiles
has made Los Angeles the second ,lenr, yeRterday Bhe hM wlth oth(5r
The expenses ol employes have
enormously increased also, in all
other respects as well as In wages
paid, ao that in many cases it is not
certain that more wages can he paid.
If this be the case; if wage earners
are no better off than they were 10
years ago, and lf employers as a rule
are making only reasonable profits,
who are having the good times? That
there is a large degree of real pros
perity there seems to be no doubt,
but are not a comparatively few
people getting the cream of it, while
only the skim-milk is left to the
THE VIEW IS TAKEN by some
that the effort belne made to
JL Improve and canalize the up
per Mississippi river, which pro
cct is to be especially exploited along
that river and at Memphis this week,
is designed to be inimical to other
river improvement projects, or will
result that way, but we are Inclined
to take a broader view of the mat
er than this. Because the United
States undertakes the improvement
of the Mississippi should be no rea
son why it should neglect the Colum
hi;t or any other stream. The peo
ple of Oregon don't ask or want the
government to spend all or the
greater part of the river and harbor
appropriation in the Pacific north-1
west, but only what is reasonable
and right to expend here, and are
quite willing that other regions and
rivers shall receive their due share.
With $50,000,000 a year for 10
years all the worthy projects can
be attended to, and then they will
have cost not much more than the
probable ultimate cost of the Pana
city on the Pacific coast, and given
it hope of becoming the first.
In one broadly Important respect
a great output of petroleum Is more
beneficial to the region where it is
found than a great output of gojd.
The gold, with Its wings, files hither
and yon, far away; the mining
camps become deserted; but oil, In
these days, largely remains In the
vicinity to develop manufacturing
enterprises, and for use as fuel. Not
many years ago Los Angeles did not
expect to be an Important manufac
turing center, because of the scar
city and high price of fuel, but it
li now a city of many large flour
ishing manufactories, that are con
stantly Increasing in number be
cause of petroleum.
Within less than 10 years the oil
production of California has in
creased from 400,000 to 40,000,000
barrels 100 fold. The oil besides
being used In great quantities lo
cally, is shipped to Alaska, Mexico,
Nevada, Chile, Japan, and other
countries. Producers now have a
contract with Japan for 20,000,000
barrels. Oil of this region Is piped
across the Isthmus of Panama and
shipped to Liverpool, cheaper than
it could be delivered In Arizona.
The Hawaiian islands are also a
This great output of oil has been
a compensatory girt or nature to a
region that was largely a desert. It
has helped greatly to accomplish
what seemed to be the impossible.
Oregon, In most parts more greatly
favored, has so far yielded no pe
troleum, though there are indlca
lions that it exists in various local
ities. Oregon cannot complain If
oil is never found within her borders,
but it would nevertheless be a great
day for Oregon if a gusher should
audiences ever alnce Clyde Fitch wrote
his near-great play, 'Tha Girl With tha
Green Eyes," and placed In It, as the
girl, the young person who cannot con
trol her Jealousy.
There has been a slight change In the
arrangement of the members of the
company since last week and now Dor
othy Bernard is playing second lead and
doing it very well. It la distinctly an
advantageous snirtlng .as Ruth Chea
ter, Mls Bernard glvea the most de-
ngntrui perrormance in thla week s of
fering. She Is graceful and has a
pleasing and well-bred voice, her lines
are spoken distinctly and there is no
striving after a forced effect.
As might have been expected from the
cnaracter or his previous wora, Austin
Webb gave a very satisfactory per
formance of the part of John Austin,
the young husband of Jinny, who pos
sesses almost unbelievably good quali
ties of mind and heart The man in a
Fitch play mustabove all other things.
Ona by ona tha plaguea of Egypt are
being abolished by aclenca. Tha frog
were abolished long ago by tha drain
tile. The files ara checked by lnseot
powder, and tha darkneaa that could be
felt has melted away before tha arc
light. Tha sixth plague stIU remains In
full glory. The fly U always with ua.
The great Dr. Radollffe uaed to declare
that the three worst annoyances of life
were smoke, flies and Irrelevant Ques
tions. Humanity haa hitherto accepted
these with a oatlent shrur Of the shoul
ders as among the Inevitable, At laat
the worm haa turned. It la proceeding
slowly to put on smoke consumers, ana
has declared a war of extermination
aealnst the fly. The motives which
whet our hitherto easily blunted purpoBe
are supplied by aclence. They are, nrst.
that file carry disease; aecond, that
their verv presence Is a slsrn of dirt.
That the fly Is frequently the angel of
the pestilence haa long been suspectea,
but its most vivid and Impressive dem
onstration waa furnished "by the dis
graceful death rate from typhoid, one
of the most scandaloua of the many
murders of official stupidity. In our
camps In the south during the Spanish
American war. It wss clearly proved
by the eminent commission of experts,
who Investigated the situation post-mortem,
that the principal means of the
spread of this dreaded disease was the
flight of flies from the excreta of the
earliest cases to the food exposed In the
camp kitchens, carrying typhoid germa
on their lega and probosces. Experi
ments were promptly set on foot, and a
gruesome! y vivid corroboration fur
nished. Files were allowed to feed upon
meat smeared with cultures of various
bacilli, then Induced to alight on gelatin
nlatea. and walk about on them. These
plates were then placed In an Inoubator,
and every step of tha track of the fly
could. In a few daye. be traced by the
clumDa of bacilli which sprang up where
this feet bad planted tnem.
Not merely typhoid, but tuberculosis,
diphtheria, measles, and sepsis (blood
poisoning) may be readily carried by
these pests. The fly must go. Fortu
nately, the problem of his extermination
la not difficult he ia not only a cause
but a consequence of dirt. While he
can live almost anywhere, he can breed
only In aoma form of filth, most com
monly and chiefly In barnyard manure,
particularly horse manure.. Thla he In
finitely prefers, but can make shift with
garbage barrels, dust bins or other ac
cumulations of dirt. Destroy or prop
erly disinfect the latter, and remove
stables outside of town limits, and file
will ilrklv dlsaDDcar. That this Is not
too good to be true one may aatlsfy
himself by a practical test. In amall
towns, where stables can not be got
rid of, lf the manure be thrown into a
tight box or pit, tha opening of which
la covered by a wire screen awing door,
or. failing this, as a Tough and ready
substitute, the heap be sprinkled one
a week with a little Paris green or
.It... .- net ar-BAnli tn nnlcAn hw f ll
(II I1C r K'l III l r I ncuiv, " m .
the brooding fllea and any eggs they
may deposit, the plsgue enn be stayed.
Or the problem may be attacked from
the other end of the line where open
vault privies are In use, by sprinkling
the latter with arsenic, and thus killing-
any flies that may resort to them
and become Infected. We have known
small towns, where the water aupply
was good, keep entirely clear from any
spread or typhoid by tnis simple pre
caution, while their neighbors, with
equally good water aupply, suffered severely.
By Iran Gardiner,
"Well. I got even with his anywa, .
I hve that satisfaction. Hs played s
hiean trick on me, but I got even with .
him. Ua knows by this time that ha.
can't get ahead of ma."
The man spoke in a way that showed ,
his great satisfaction with himself. IV ,
don't know who he waa, for I caught
tha speech I hava Quoted as I stood by
hla aids on a street corner waiting for ?
a chance to croaa. But since that I hava
often thought of hla words and now , .
contemptible they made him appear. i
How delightful he waa that he had t
"got even" with tha man who had, in - .
hla estimation at least, dona him a
wrong! it never aeemed to enter tt is -mind
that in bragging abouV matting
even he revealed a qualltyj'ih bis fns"s
ture of which he should Mav4
Bomo man had played
on Dim, and In getting even
t had been
njtcjmanrv fnr Mm to be ea:lly mean.
Thla lie did not seem to congirenenu.
It takea neither Intellect sor courage
to get even with an enemy. The aav
age or the Imbecile ia capable of work
ing out full revenge along the Una of
"an eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth." It la so very easy to slip down
to the level of the one who baa Injured
us. No courage Is required, neither any
But. after all, how can we blama tha
Individual for getting even In this
cowardly way when the greit arm of
the law sets him a bad example? Does
one man kill another? Revenge Is quick,
for the law geta even by taking a Ufa
In return for a Ufa. It la all ao easy,
so quickly done.
Budh a dispensation of justice e
guirea no tedious attempt at reforma
tion, no dealing with a man's aoul. Hla
hand brought death to one of his fellow
men, and ao shall the law bring death
' The very foundation of the Christian
faith ia In the belief that an unregen-
erate soul cannot enter the kingdom of
Tet the more unregenerate a aoul, tha
more atrocious the crime committed,
the quicker does the law decree that It
be sent to the great unknown ao that It
may no longer contaminate this world.
No matter what Its. future. That la
left to take of Itself.
Verllv the angels In heaven must
mock at the prkyers that are offered at
the foot of the scaffold. Tha well-
reaulated Christian community oraya
for the future welfare of the aoul it
is deliberately sending out of thla world
black with crime. Within the airht of
church steeples and the sound of church
chimes the one puny creature la crushed
out of existence. It is so much easier
to annihilate than to risk contamina
tion or to work arduously to reform.
But some time in those fair future
years, when our creeds shall In truth
be graven on our hearts, we shall cease
to lower oumelvea to tns level or tne
murderer by murdering In turn. We
shall realize that to bring repentance
to one murderer's soul and teach him
to live a life of usefulness and self
sacrifice is to do more for the world
than to send 10,000X10.000 murderers
post-haste into eternity, many of them
sullen, many of them cursing, and a few,.
oh. how few repentant.
No. we can hardly blame thought
less men and women for bragging about
'jrettln even" as long as the law itself
spreads this doctrine broadcast.
The Beat Day
WHEN METHODISTS MEET.
AST WEEK was Methodist week
in Portland. The deliberations
of the conference must have
given stimulation to influences
that are at work for the weal of the
Btate. The denomination is one of
the most powerful of all the foes of
wrong. From thedays of the Wes
lays to ths prasant Msthodlaia Jim
The unveiling of the ' McKinley
monument today recalls the very
successful political career of a typic
al American who waa twice elected
president, and whose tragic death
by assassination profoundly shocked
the country. Mr. McKinley was per
haps the most amiable of all our
presidents, and he -filled a large
space in our recent history. Be
side him, now, lies the long-afflicted
companion of his domestic life,
vhieh set a luminous example be
fore the world.
be good-looking and the matinee crowd
gave Mr. Webb a very resDectable acore
on that point.
Miss CulUngham, the meddling .friend
of the Austins, was played by Miss Kent,
Mrs. Gleaaon played Mrs. Tillman and
Donald Bowlea, Goeffrey Tillman, the
weak and selfish brother of Jinny. Mr.
Bowles' presentation was, as alwaya,
The play, representing aa It doea New
Tork society people of wealth, calls for
elaborate costumes on the part of nearly
all of the people In the cast. The stage
seuings were adequate.
When it comes to a word on the play
Itself , there Is the ever-present tempta
tion to take, a whack at Mr. Fitch for hla
fatal last acta
There weren't many at the matinees
yesterday, probably, who have gone Into
the psychology of the Fiake play to
any great extent, but It waa Interesting
to note iiM:very reai ana intense Inter
est which permeated every minute of the
first three acts, only to be dropped cold
and naked When the unconvincing, melo
dramatic ana unsatisfactory last act
Through tnree acts there is a very
remarkable struggle going on the
struggle of a woman to conquer her
hereditary weaknesa of disposition, her
preouictlon to suspect those whom she
really loves above all else. And when
weakly and disappointingly she turns
her back on her high resolves, she de
cides to end her life, the Interest lags,
the ridiculous details become over
prominent. But after all It Is one of the most in
teresting of Mr. Fitch's plays and well
worth go4ng to see.
From the .Buffalo News.
Judge not from what the eyes behold.
For rank deceit
Ia practiced everywhere, I'm told,
Rv fnllca'xve mAAt:
KThe man who from his baby's bank
Steals streetcar fares,
Delights to strut like ftutf isak .
,viia aaiiiKM aira
Laugh at "Uncle Josh.
That rural drama of ever-lasting
youth and animal spirits, "Uncle Josh
Perkins," played to a laughingly appre
ciative audience at the Empire yester
day afternoon, and there waa another
large crowd to see tha now company
Bart Hodgkins took down the house
with hla Uncle Josh, the good old coun
try philanthropist, who goes to New
York City from Shelltown, Vermont, and
snows tne city ooys mat ne Knows a
thing or two, lf his chin whiskers are
luxuriant and his jeans somewhat ab
breviated. Uncle Josh acts the part of
hero and heroine saver all the way
through, from the time that he knocks
out a gang of Bowery toughs and wild
cat policeman until he coola the anger of
Caleb Slick, the scheming lawyer, by
taking him gracefully by the neck and
ducking him In tha welL It . la real
ducking, too, and Caleb appears after it,
very wet, very "drippy" and without an
evil intention In the world.
Rags, an orphan, who is the ubiqui
tous youngster of tha play, won high
favor she made even more of a hit
than do most stage children, and de
served all the recalls that her singing
and dancing brought her. ,
As a laugh-maker and a good type
of rural play of Its Jtlnd, "Uncle Josh"
seems bound to livs on to a rlrJe old
age. V- . .
The Weak Point.
From the Atlanta Journal.
The weak point in Taft's speech is his
advice to postpone for Is months tha
correction of an tniftuliMi. abuse Ilka
Mas jvuesji tarufr
By John Anderson Jayne.
In one of Mr. Emerson's masterly
essays he gives expression to tne
thought that "ona of the illusions of
Ufa la that the present hour Is not
the critical hour. Write It on your
heart that every day Is tha best day In
How that suggests that important
word of the olden time, "Now is tha
accented time!" '.
And then, by a very natural process
of remembrance and thinking, you come
to the idea so dominant in our American
life. Do It now.
There is no gainsaying the truth
that today la the best day the world
has ever known. The golden age of
the world is not in the past, as poets
who rave of the halcyon day of Queen
Bess would have us believe. For real
manhood and worth of character we aro
not compelled to search the dim, dust
gray ages of the past We find it in
our everyday life. True, there was man
hood then, but there is more manhood
today. We may not have any better
men than Marcus Aureiius, riaio ana
Socrates, but we do have more men of
the aame stamp who, .because of their
broader outlook on lire, see tnings even
mora olearlv than they saw.
Ever is it true that the mental world
keeps progress with the physical, ana
the spiritual, or moral keeps pace with
the mental. Because men are stronger
physically today than they could have
been hundreds or years ago is tne rea
son they are better equipped mentally
than 'hey were In tha centuries agone.
Because thoy are mentally better. It fol
lows that they must De spiritually per
Optimists always, we do not yield
one inch in the argument that the
world is better today than yesterday,
consequently for us today is the best
day the world has ever seen.
Growing out of the thought that this
day la the world s best day is tnia com
peillng and forceful Interrogation: What
are you doing today?
There are three things you can do
with today, as it comes fresh to you
from the loom of the eternities:
You can loaf in today. You can sit
by the stream of life and see it float
past you. . You can be idle, reatlesa and
unresisting. You can let It elide through
your fingers as water glides through
the marble fingers of a statue erected
in the center of a city fountain. And
all the while the statue itands unre
sponsive to the calls of the water, never
attempting to stay or use the power
that flows through It. You can be a
cold lifeless beauty statue of brainless
block in today lf you wllL for today
and Its uaa Is up to you. To day Is
yours to ao witn as you preaae.
The second thing you may do with
today Is to labor with your might, do
ing with all the powers of your soul
the work you find: to do. You may work
ao hard that when night comes you will
be unable to enjoy your paper, the
intercourse with your family, or the
delightful pleasures of life that bring
strengtn to tne nana or power to tne
bralsx You may labor so hard that you
will be nothing more or less than an old
horee treading round and round in a
conttnous treadmill, never advancing.
never getting anywhere, only moving,
but not progressing.
The third thing that you may do
with, today Is to lift You may see
the heeds of your brother men. You
may help bear their burdens. You may
help relieve their distresses. You may
make the world brighter, better and
nobler because you hava lived. If you
live as a world-lifter, surely today
will be the best day for you the world
has over given you.
Wliat are you: A loafer, a laborer, a
Answsr to your own heart the questions!
Tacoma "Watched It Grow."
From tha Tacoma Ledger.
The salmon is a wonderful fish. A.
D. Charlton, passenger agent of the
Northern Pacific, caught a fine one
down in tha Columbia river. It got Into
the Portland newspapers at 18 pounds.
Then Mr. Charlton came to Tacoma and,
upon hla arrival, tha Chinook tinned
Dinkelspiel to' His G irl '
By George V. Hobart.
(Copyright, 180T, by American-Journal-Examiner.)
Home, Lately. Meln Lleber Looejr:
Va haf reoeifed your letter from Pltta
burg, und va vaa glat to hear It dot
your healt' ia goot und dot pttsneaa
mlt commercial trafeling Is also sat
lsfactionary. I notice vat you set in your letter
abould meeting your cousin, Louisa Ber
genthaler, at McKeerfport, und dot Lou
isa is yuat crasy I should write her a
letter mlt some nice ettyket for girls
Vy does Louisa dink dot I am a et
tyketist, I vunder?
Haf you been showing my letters to
somevun, Looey? .
Such Is not der cheneral Idea of hos
pitality. Looey, to show anyvun your
private correspondences, eggscept ven
you vas in politics, ven it is alvays a
Un..r T.nnv Vi Ant o It hluM T
must not disappointment your cousin,
Louisa, so I haf made up a few leedie
ettyketisma vicn vni De a nice iaea
for her und udder girls to study und
commit a memory mlt dem, yet.
'Louisa, don'd nefer eat plgglea und
candy at der same meal, because indt
chestion is der root of all evil complex
Louisa, don d nefer change der com
plexion of your hair yust to make It
harmonization mlt der parlor furniture.
Louisa, dond nefer forstet It dot der
girl dot speaks elefen lankvlohes la
not as popular as der girl dot keeps
her tongue ouiet in vun.
Louisa, don d nefer offer to pay your
mends rare on der streetcar. Decause
she may let you do It und you vlll be a
nickel to der baa.
Louisa, don d nefer stand In a street
car ven men vas sitting all around you.
It vas eggstremely lmpoliteful not to
offer your strap a man.
Louisa, aoan a nerer make goose-goose
eyes at a strange man. Borrow a In
troduction to him from somebody, und
den if you still luff him all vlll be veil.
Louisa, don'd nefer vear false hair In
der pompador, because ven a girl has
rats in der garret no young man vlll
set a trap to catch her in der bonds of
Louisa, don'd nefer refusal to eat
breakfast und luncheon at home yust
because you vas going out to dinner mlt
a chent in der efenlflg. Hunger is a
nice idea, but It should not be carried
Louisa, don'd nefer go shopping mlt
der Idea dot you can find yust vat you
vant, because It chenerally turns ouid
dot you Tiaf forgotten vot you vanted
In der. eggscltement of remembering
someding vlch you vould vant If you dit
not vant someding else.
Louisa, doan d nefer wear a short dress
on a rainy day, because der longer der
train der more passengers vlll it take
to stand on It. Und, more also, how
sveet it la ven der tvlllght makes faces
at der sunset to Know dot during ail
der day our long skirt has helped der
veary streetsveeper mlt his labors.
kindly" to der strange chent dot glfa
you a seat In der streetcar, because he
might response "Don'd mention it," und
you vould haf to say "Much obliged,"
und he vould feel der Inspiration to say
"Der pleasure vas ill mine." Und dis
vould lead to a cheneral gonversatlon
ine abould der vedder und a nroooaal
of marriage vlch vould result in papa
kicking der man down der airshaft, be
cause politeness means so leedie at der
Deginning, out grows so puier aa ve
Looey, teh Louisa it vould pleasure
me to mention some more, but I vas
?:oing mlt your mother py Coney Island
onight und ve need all der ettyket ve
Effect of the Two-Cent Ro,t.
From the Minneapolis Journal.
The two-cent rate law has been found,
in one stute. at least, to have proven
highly beneficial to the roads, and ex
tremely so to the public. That ona
state is Minnesota, whose attorney
general has compiled two very Interest
ing tables, showing the receipts of tha
Minnesota roads from their passenger
traffic, both local and Interstate, for
May and June, 1907, as compared with
the average two months' business for
the year 1906. when the three-cent
rate was in force.
MINNESOTA LOCAL BUSINESS ONLT
May-June Two aver.
1907. ma 1908
2 cents. 8 cent a.
Soo 8 70,823 8 78,188
Great Northern .... 363.442 327,620
Wlllmar & 8. F !S,rM 14.371
Northern Pacific ... 208,292 lie.iiJ
St. Paul 158,989
Omaha 97. SOO
M. & St. I j 70.397
Great Western 46,760
Rock Island 18,906
ENTIRE MINNESOTA BUSINESS.
May-June Two aver.
1907. mo. 1906
2 cents. 3 cents.
Groat Northern .... 625,288
Wtlimar & S. F 31,398
Northern Pacific ... 361,108
M. & St. L 160.420
Great Western .. .. 97.661
RcK.'k Island 62,301
The figures from which these tablea
were compiled were furnished by the
railroads themselves, and they show
that the big roads the ones with con
siderable mileage largely increased
their Incomes from passenger business,
and that the little onea did not suffer
any material reduction. Locaj passen
ger business gained 8160,000, and local
and through combined gained about
This Is a state of big population. It
will be Interesting to watch reports
from states less densely settled.
Editors Have to De So Careful!
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The poet to the magazine editor I
wonder if you would like a few verses
I wrote after dinner yesterday?
The editor, suspiciously What sort
of dinner waa it?
A New Route.
From the Topeka Capital.
Mr. Taft la believed to be the only
man who ever went around the world
by way of Oklahoma City and Spring
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The richest man is as elusive to those
who chase him as the dollar is to tha
poor man when the richest man, chases
him. . : v ... .
can scrape up to get ua ofer der Brook-
Yours mlt luff.
lyn brltch mltould svearlng.
Far Georve V. Hobart
Adam never drove a horse
That balked upon a railroad track;
And. furthermore, Eva never wore
JL waist that buttoned down tha hack.
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