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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. . TUESDAY EVENINO. JUNE 6, 1911.
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AM IKOmtHngNf HrWi"F.
Speaker Champ .Clark, 1 forf otten without one glimpse In! to Florida, rom th Atlantlo to th
markable. Dlshop John .' Portland of commission government, j Pacific, "Why la America to t tho
and, more rema
Gardner Murray of the Protestant
.The new officials will want to only eiviiuea country wunout a sar-i
' rplann trvuH- ' nil ll rm,a rtfrliHala rH r. CClS POSt?'
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COMMENT AND NEWS IN BRIEF ;
fan, ruth n vaaalu air-.. rortunA, or. conditions of men. Chief Justice Inside of a ehlrt collar. Their unwll- grow Wee the postal savings banks I , . ., ...... ,. ., ,
J " rIWf, -m,, Poriui. or.! White, of the supreme court of theHngnesa to Quit aoft bertha will be j once It la tried out. lfT and llllooa mora eeir
! t . Ibr UaaaBilMloe thronb Ue walla oa- United States, take hl Dlace Of
it j" rUm oiatti-r. ' - - . ... ,,... -. ....
rigui a a ro-ruiigioniai ui m cr-
. . . - a aWVI I
Tu th u(rt. i' nprtmrt yo wt. j a rf, honor in the ceremony of
j '.., TaU tha onarat. whm mpinwn . reflect
r" roarnov n-irnT!8io n,!',Dr,!'L?'IA1T'VK' the day.
h MB Vlfth iTrenr. S.-w Inf.; in l'oplr't ' The f
; HnlMIn Ollram. n.la n
Sinn or llnle.
fA rxi I 0n nontk.
Jo I 0n manlt.
rn-v AND StNDAY.
7.J0 I On month.
the chief barrier Portland will en
counter now In retting the charter
But, there can be no mlaunder
atandlng of the facta. The pledgee
for the change were all aa plain aa
day. The flrat gentleman at the city
hall who trice to squirm will be
Cardinal Olbbona la eeen today promptly recognised aa a pledge-
Mi not the "tatpftman. but the illustrloua ' breaker and be treated accordingly.
great churchmen and eardl-
of past agea hare held the
Letters From tke People.'
Bniwirfion T"m. hf n r to to tdr n lebest offices In many atatea. But
hi Ik UOllMI
Portland Overlooking , Opportnnltr.
r.akvlw, Or.. una 6To tbe
Editor of Tha Journal Portland com-
mnrclal houei r overlooking lomi I takaa bo peine to ooneoal
Conceit, morr rich In msttsr
than In words.
nr(r f M sullnc. not of
Triy r hut lirKRur that can
rount thrlr worth.
citizen of thla nation, who haa never
forgotten In the dutlea of hla high
office In the Catholic church the
claims of every movement for the
"99 1 uplifting of the people at large.
lie look back on a long and ardu
ous life, where every day haa been
marked by conatant devotion; flrat,
to the office of hla religion; aecond.
to the response to every call to aerv
lce for ot heia, and only lastly to the)
I'aacred literature with which hla few
For once, Portlandera are 'In no
mood for being trifled with. They
voted for commlaalon government
and are going to demand It.
, . - ... ..... . m, v
Oommlaaloa a-avarnrnant ' nail i .
prooaoijr, -1- ;
Talklna deaan't maJta aa many votra
mm nidi poopio minx U ooaa.
Mr. Bryan la much dlaplaaaad, and
ncai nia laannaa.
Thar are a arood many naenla In Port
land Juat now, but many Umaa many
It la p ratty certain that the eommle
COLORADO CONVICT IIOAD-nriMERS
R. KIMON waa not the man. i
All the heroics resorted to In
hla behalf could not elect him:
His running powers were
handicapped by his record aa mayor.
) That he vm foredoomed to defeat
In caae he entered the field waj fore-
-Z" told by The Journual, May 10.' The
J JV; warning then given Is reprinted elae-
J' where on this page. It was worth
, ' conalderatlon at the time, aa the ae--.
' Quel has proven. But it was dlsre-
4.. garded by those who sought to beat
j i"" Mr. Rushlight and a disastrous fall-
j i .tire Is the fruit.
? Mr. Simon waa not the character
of man to be put on a pedeetal and
hours of relaxation have been filled.
When the day arrives, In cathe
drals will be celebrated the rites of
the church In honor of the cardinal.
Today people meet to bear testimony
in a secular hall to the place that
James, Cardinal Gibbons, has won(
for himself In the respect and affec
tion of his countrymen at large.
HARXKY COUNTY CATTLB FOR
HIN'CS are not yet In going or
der hen Mr. "Bill" Henley's
R000 steers are driven about
three tlmea as far to Wlnne-
m ticca, Nev., to take the train for
Chlcbgo, as against a third of the
distance to one or other central Ore-
pose, before this people as a savior gon depot for shipment to the Port-
of Portland. He did not look theljnnd stockyards. And. Mr. Hanley
i mpart. Hla political past did not fit I says. In Colorado the same Oregon
' the part. His voice waa the voice of ; rattle met several tralnloads of east
reform, but In the mind of the pub-'ern cnttle en route for Portland.
r.Hc his hand was still the hand of j it Is not only the distance by road
' 4"'Mr. Simon. to the shipping point that tells, but
v jr It was not posalble by clothing ; even more the hourj spent in the
.' f Mr. Simon In white robes to convince I cattle cars. It is understood that
''severely moral neonle that he is a 24 hours would deliver the cattle in
, Sr great leader for righteousness. If
.was not possible by robing him in
V TIU5 last number of the "World
Today" Is a description of the
scenlo road being built through
the monntalns and gorges of
Colorado to connect with other parts
of the "rainbow route" from Hutch
Inson, Ttan., to Pueblo, Colo., and
thence to the bordera of Utah.
But to Oregon the most interest
ing feature at thla time la the road-
bulldera. All are convicts from the
state penitentiary at Canon City.
By far the moat of the road haa
been rlren from the solid rook. The
grade Is easy from start to finish.
The bed Is bard, smooth and wide
enough for easy passing.
The state penitentiary has 700 In
mates. The warden, Thomas J. Ty
nan, Is enthusiastic for reform of his
charges whenever possible. The con
victs within the walls are divided
Into "trusties" and "non-reliables."
The trusties are taken up Into the
mountalna and set to roadbulldlng.
fine territory that naturally belongs to
them by not taking advantage of .the
nprnln of tho new lines that are being
built Into southern Oregon, and eom-
ncttna- aralnat the California Jobhlnf
houaow that are making this territory I alon form of government will carry nut
Valuable. Tha marnhanta or Lake noun- I una.
tw ...rv l,r.., tAtf.ka nf nn irr.nflt.. I .
l .. .v. . . I Spite of lawe aed doalslona.
tlmea the else of IUtevlew. and with B0UJlln w1U oombln mrt om-
ralsley. Pluah. Htlvrr I-akr. Lake, Port I e
Hook and otlifr places to draw from I Prosecution of some eensua takers
thrre la no reason, now that tranapor-1 shows that the buatneas Is a good deal
tallon la nearer from Portland, why I OI a larce.
thla territory ahould be nealocten. The
tore of Lakevlaw alone carry a stock
of rlose to tl.500.AOO. which la beyond
ordinary belief, while the three stores
at Paisley carry storks that run close
to half a million dollars. Port Rock
has a stock of perbapa lit, 000, and even
the Fremont Mercantile company can
enow a large valuation. At Lake peat
offloe. In the famous Christmas Lake
valley, there are many new settlers and
they have a atore there owned by F. A.
Now let everybody hop that young
Mr. and Mrs. Oammane will ba
These are the "White dare" la the
big atores. But they are Green days
oui o aoora.
It Is the nature of a rooster to aaokle
over a raw laid ecg louder than the ben
inai laid 11.
TOero will be mar raleaaura nil waafe
Remlne-ton that la auoolvlna a larre M Portland thaa In any city of lie sis
territory and which Is taking advan- 1B ln C0UntrT. ,
i . f or " w VYCW .w ,ow An Mn " right la the ladles'
freight ratea lnd buying from the me- estimation If he la rich: otherwise he
PICK. haa do f Hands. '
The Last Blood tn the Civil War.
From the ptttaburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
The laat blootlahed In the Civil war
occurred near Floyd courthouae, Vir
ginia, May 21, 1 866. General George
Stoneman, who had been conducting- a
cavalry raid through eouthweatern Vlr-
It's wen that ceoBle can't chant- the
w earner oy voting on li: there a d aa
lection every day.
The demand of the right sort of men
to suit the summer girls at the beaches
la always far In eiceas of the supply.
The cities a Puget bound are fine
ones, but they have' no such Immense
v vestments of governmental purity to
- persuade them that he la a great mu
V ulclpal Moses. Nor was It good form
Tj to set up the absurd claim that Mr.
.X! Simon was the vicegerent of prosper------Ity
and a tralnload of full dinner
u.. Mr. Simon waa only Joseph Simon,
""'.nd he could not be subtracted from
. ,. or added to. Campaign whitewash
, j would not obscure or gloss over 30
, m years of political fact. The candidacy
." of Mr. Simon was a blunder for
Portland from central Oregon as
against four or five times as long for
the 2000 mile Journey to the Chi
cago yards. Every stockman tells
of the ahrlnl age In trj ears.
No stockman In Oregon knows his
business better than Mr. Hrnley, and
there Is no better friend to the de
velopment of eastern and central
Oregon. T!.erefore strong Induce
ments must have taken his 5000
bead east Instead of west.
sin la tn the cloalng days of the war.
learned of Lee's eurrender on May II. I area of tributary country as Portland.
He started on his march across tha I
mountalna of tnovd amtntv tn ruh a I A man was awarded on eent dam
ralroad to amhark for WaaMne-t are for the alienation f hla wife's
. c in the meantime a secret organ- I .4 .
m . i. , . .... - - . its "im
i nej are away irorn ma peniinniinry muon irom oincnargea aoiaiers or iee s
for weeks at a time, llvlne In camns disbanded confederate army had been
lormen among me mountaineers ana
they resolved to attack Stoneman.
Two hundred men were mustered to
make a atand against an army of K.000
LET PORTLAND LEAD
, which those who brought him out
have none but themselves to blame.
They had ample warning from The
Journal that Mr. Simon could not
PRETTY incident of the open
ing day of the festival was the
marching and drills of the As
storla CentennUl Drum corps.
leat Mr. Rushlight, and In the dls-Tlje little lads presented a beautiful,
'.v66trous defeat of yesterday have 'spectacle and won the admiration of
ample evidence of how sound was i B,l onlookers
among the mountains. They are
there. It Is said, "upon honor," and
are out of stripes. There are no
armed guards. They are given better
food, are allowed freedom of speech.
The state, In return for their work,
grants them a third off their time,
80 days' labor entitling a convict to
allowance of 10 days' off his time.
For three years ganga of convicts
have been thns at work, 40 In a
The warden now reports 300 of
the prisoners as trusties for road
work. The counties In which they
built roads pay for the food of the
convicts and the salary of the over
seer. Work in the open sunshine Is
found to be a life restorer and hope
raiser for these "trusty" convicts,
and the warden's plans are now
adopted In Colorado as a permanency.
Nothing Is lust aa It seems It ought
to be; her It Is June and there are
many nice, good women who would like
to marry but have no chance.
ut the majority of the little band loat f 500,000 eold for about 45.000.
heart when Stoneman waa delayed, and charge S6,000 up to Klernan, Duniway,
wnen the union forcea appeared late Inlet al. And that la only one item.
the afternoon of May II only three Vlr-
",' .'OREGON 6IPKU01T J
A Catholic , church Is te b bunt
at Echo. Fifteen hundred dollars has
already been re I aed. ,.
. a e 1
The Apollo elub, of Kosburg, has
tendered It service rree at in onau
tauo.ua seaalona to b held at Roseburg.
, e . e n
Tha rea-ualr fee received ' by the
r.lnn ixiiintt nlerk'a office during May
weva nil. So. other fees' raised the
total. to $411.11. .
The government surveyors doing topo
graphical work on tn proposed west
extenalon of th Umatilla government
project have tmisned their taa.
Hev. W. O. Lienkaamrer of Dayton.
Ohio, haa been sent by th board of
mlaalons of th Evangelical Reformed
churcb to re&uiia tn onurcn at oaiain.
The Grants Pass band, eomposed of
buslneas men. will give weaiy con
certs this summer. Each program will
close with 'Th Star Spangled Banner."
. e e
Tlnah Vannedv dna of th Well
known and reapeoted residents of th
Burnt Mver country. Is dead at th eg
ot 7e years.
A fratarnltv rnraantat1v from Cor-
vallla has been In consultation with a
Eugene archltaot regarding a propoaaa
frat house to b built for O. A. C. stu
Rev Tra Crook a Of aflltOB has taken
charge of th M. E. church at Hnnls-
ton in th abaenoe or uev. wtwnim, wna
has gone to London te wltnaaa the
Tlaker Rrlefleta" U th title f
small but extremely artlatlo folder
laued by th Baker Commercial -olub.
novaltv la a noat card cover, contain
ing an order blank. This can be de-
tacnea ana usea .runner oj inquirare.
Raiam Kiit.imin- A aontrolllna' In
terest In the Ptarton Mall haa been sold
tn R W. Bhlefda of Nebraska, who
plans to ran It as an Independent Re-
Ubliran paper. i ne rormer owner,
Raboook. still holds an interest in
I .a Grande Star: A number of th
farmers of this vicinity have resorted
to tha drastlo plan of setting aruns to
catch chicken thieves. It waj reported
few daya ago that no lees tnan so
chickens have been stolen In the vicin
ity of La Grand within tha past few
James Casev of Woodburn. now visit
Ing at Eugen. tells the Guard how at
Oregon City, In 1861, he mad horae
shoes from strap Iron that cam abou
packages, welding It together again
and aaaln to obtain th reaulred thick
nee. Horseshoe palls h hammered oat
of wornout horseshoes. Mr Casey Is
years or age.
Simon :-Wm an Im j , ;
From the Oregon Dally Journal, May 10.
It U advisable that those who are
seeking aa Independent eandldats for
defeating Mr. Rushlight should go about
u errand with some degree of wis-
aoro ana foreekjht. If Is useleas for
them, te discuss Mayor Blmon aa a pos
sibility. With all respect te the may
or and to - th delegations who have
urged blm to become a candidate,; It Is
due te say that Mayor Simon cannot
defeat Mr. RushllrhL To !.) M,
Simon as th opposing candidate would
make the situation hopeless and pro-
IrU. WamIi.. I.. n l ..... . -
".- . w i ar. nuiniifnu cer
tain election. If thoaa now nrrln
blm succeed In Inducing Mr. fllmon to
enter th rlld. they will find them
selvea long before th polls clos oa
eleotlon day at th head of a forlorn
Nor Is ther any ohanra rae- t
Mr. Rushlight with Mr. Thomas. How.
var capable Mr. Thomas may be, how
ver large may be th Republican de.
faction from Mr. Rushlight, and how.
vr preferable Mr. Thomas might be
to Mr. Rushlight as mayor, there Is
Uttl or ne ohano for Mr. Thamaa
to b elected. The heavy proportion of
vetee oast against htm h na.u,.i.'
la Saturday prlmarlea, if being cast
ill l "u,n"ns maae it clear that
Mr. Thomas wUl not hava tha en
strength ef his wn party.
But there la ne ua tn W
issely blind to th situation. Utiles g,
strong, clean man Is broogtjs rate th
field. Mr. Rushlight will be. the aestt
mayor ef Portland.
PREACHING AND PRACTTCINO.
(HOWDS A M) TirE POLICE
' '1 -
TT?E JTEW MAYOR
'HK voting yesterday decided no
Issue of unionism or non
unlonlam. Mr. Rushlight was
not elected as a labor candi
date, but aa a Republican candidate.
Mr. Simon was not beaten as a non
union candidate, but as an independ
ent candidate for whom appeal was
made throughout the campaign to
union labor votes.
The great mass of union labor
voted for Mr. Rushlight. The great
mass of union employers supported
Their appearance and movementr
reflected extreme credit on them
selves, Astoria and the festival.
The single feature needed to make
their triumph complete would have
JIB police of Portland have this
week the unaccustomed duty
of handling crowds In the main
streets of this city. Their duty
may he a pleaasnt one both to the
people and to themselves if they
make It so. If they dress themselves
been a more demonstrative mood by I 'n a little brief authority and pre-
buiiio uii it uj ruuKiny exercising 11
without thought for the feelings of
the passing citizens a strong and
most unpleasant recollection will be
Let them take example from the
officers In charge of the traffic of the
the bystanders. The boys were
worthy of thunderous applause, but
as In the case of other parades, the
plaudits were almost as limited as
those In a church.
In this festival week there should
be a more generous mood toward
those In the street parades. They 'big cities of the land. A quiet word, a
are trying to please, ana tne ap- minea nana, a simple gesture surilces
plause of the crowds Is encourage- to prevent a clogging of the arteries
mcnt of their efforts. It la testi- of passage when dealing with crowds
to which those In the streets of Port
land, even during this wee... are but
ia sprinkling. The impulse and in
dention of the neonle here Is all to-
wno paid no attention to any so- The week Is to he one of Kent!- wards acceptance of and compliance
called labor Ihsup. and who voted ment. The material Is largely to be j with the desired regulations. To
with little Interest or thought of forgotten for heart beats. The Ore- handle them rough lv Is to excite re-
wnere either candidate stood In the,gonlan Is supposed for the time to
controversy between organized cm- lay aside his usual conservatism and
ployers and organized labor. It Is I become n hospitable, enthusiastic
probable that two thirds If not throe ( and pleased entertainer. The glad
fourths of those who voted did so, hand for those in the pageants and
wun no runner concern In the out-j pageantry, good will for the guests j experience. Let any such assume a
come than that they want bo.fh slds and a veJn of enhdued hllarltv for I virtue If he hath It ot
glnlana remained In the ranks of the
aelf-appolnted avengera. They boldly
advanced to meet the army with as little
fear as did David to battle with th
mighty giant of th Philistines. The
march of the three men waa watched
with Interest by the inhabitants of the Th famous Franco Bastil. Ilk th
town who had turned out to see the Ena-llah Tower of London, waa built
army pass. Thov had no Idea that the both for th purpoa of a prison and as
boasts of the men war mar than Idle I a sort of a citadel for th defense ef
threats. the city. It waa started by Charles V,
Bordunlx, the leader, halted his two I who' designed It to defend Paris against
followers, and greatly to tha amuse-1 th English and It was complex, in
mrnt of the federal troona. out tham ! It wa of great strength and
thronah a dHii rin.iw . when It accomplished Its defensive pur
the order to fire, and two union soldiers Pe8- " w" converted Into a state
fell aerloualy wounded. Befora tha Prison, and bcain th seen of de-
troop, could recover their amaaement suffering and rrignuui cnmeji.
another volley was fired, wounding '"oners were eormnea in ui. dm
otner. The thre men hastily retreated hrtt1e. of nnre. de cachet
The armv marrh nr. .t.a . i , i that Is, letters of arrest, written in the
dun li mLm. !?. .w a. . .w Inga name, with blanks for the names
frooo- were M.V i t rft , ,u ' Individual., which were to b filled
laaat w.r. m.M t " "f'l "P V ministers who po.sc.sed these
aaaault were made. The avenger found i-V,. Head. of families among th
concealment in a graveyard, and when nobllity. who wl.hed to confine any un
they fired their fifth volley they were worthy member of the family, claimed
answered by 600 mu.kot.. Th mad th prlvlleg Of confinement by "lettr
Virginian- wm iroana wun ouuts ana I de cachet." and this prlvlleg waa next
were Duriea wnero they fell
SEVEN FAMOUS PRISONS
The Bastil e.
Mr. Simon. Put the two elements i monlal to the success of their work
combined are but a small fraction of 1 It H better than absorbed silence for
the vote of Portland. Apnrt from . heightening the good humor and
them there is a vast maRS of rftizons ! pleasure of "the week.
The Next Republican Nomination.
From the Saturday Evening Post,
Chauncey Depew Inform, the country
that the nomination at Mr. Taft for a
aecond torm ta alreav tnAvltaHi. t
a nrmnY. n tV.. ao..,. TTV. -a I SOnS. WhO,
Fast Jonathan Bor;, ""f oZSZ ,hd ,ncu"e th
plained how little the Rennhitran-" of men of power by thwarting thtr
. of tViaa eminfew a11 W. HV I llltCrAStS.
tMs inevaabTene;.. " " In f-ct. tha us of Tttre. d. oacher
The laat Republican national . w.s the matnatay of despotism and used
claimed by th ministers of government.
to be used for the punishment of re
fractory servant, and others.
Prom this freedom of use it win eas
ily be conjectured that It was not long
before unprincipled minister abuaed
thla right by lmprlaonlng worthy per-
In th actual discharge or
sentment and opposition, and Is en
The only explanation of rough
usage Is that any ot.tcer guilty of It
is new to his business and without
tlon. Senator Bourn pointed Out. oora.
prised 980 delegates, so that 491 votes
were necessary for a nomination; but
southern states and territories that gave
no electoral votes to th Republican
nominee, with the exception of two
from Maryland, furnished SSS of these
delegates. The Republican, party In
these southern Democratic states and
territories conalsts mostly of federal of
ficeholders and aspirants to federal of
fice. Louisiana and Mtsslsslnnl. for ex.
ample, with a frhtte population upward
or l. Z60.000. enowed only 18,000 Repub
llcan vottrs at the last presidential
election less than 1 per cent of the
white population. Loulalana and Mis
IsHlppf. however, had as many del
trates In the Republican convention as
Michigan and Washington, with 440,000
four hundred and ninety-one votes
were necessary for a nomination. South
ern delesate. had 8J8 votes. Conse
quently anybody who corralled this of-
not merely by th throne, but by many
of It. satellites. Men were Imprisoned
for Offenses too trifling to be registered
and remained 30 or 40 years In the Bas
til or even until death, without any
examination Into the charges on which
they were confined.
At the commencement of the Trench
revolution, th attention ot the people
waa called to its enormity. In July,
1798, they assembled In force and at
tacked the Bastil, which surrendered
after a few hours. The governor and
other officer, were murdered. The pris
oner, were feasted In Paris and the
building was completely demolished.
The most notable of the prisoners con
fined her for a number of years was
the mysterious "Man Wth the Iron
This grim old fortress, which was con
nected with the despotism and cruelty
of th falling French moaarehy, was
destroyed on July 14, 1TII. aftx It had
stood for more than 400 year. Muoh
heroism waa shown by th multitude la
their attack, for the -defenders did not
readily submit When they did so, Lam
arttn says, "It wa then that th mys
teries of this State prison were un
veiled Its bolts broken It Iron doors
burst openIts dungeons and subter
ranean cells penetrated from th gates
of th tower to their very deepest foun
dations shd their summits. I
"The Iron rings and their chain, mat
ing In their strong masonry, war point
ed out, from which th victim, ware
never released, except te b tortured.
to be executed or to die. On these
walls they read the names of prisoners,
the date, of their confinement, their
grief, and their prayers miserable
men, who had left behind Only those
poor memorial. In their dungeons to at
test their prolonged xlstno and their
Th beaJegers war very much cha
grinned at their discovery, for they had
expected a specter to come forth from
these ruins to testify against these In
iquities of kings.
However, th Bsatl had been long
cleared of all guilt by the gentle spirit
of Louis XVI, and by the humane dis
position of his ministers. The dungeons,
th calls, th iron collars, th chains.
were only wornout symbols of antique
secret Incarcerations, torture and burials
These vaults restored to life but sev
en prisoners, thre of whom were shut
up legitimately. These seven prisoners
were released, caressed, even crowned
with laurels and carried In triumph by
their liberators like living spoil snatched
from th hands of tyranny. They wer
paraded about the streets and their suf
ferings avenged by the people's shouts
and tears. Th Intoxication of th vlo
tors broke out against the very stones
of the place and the"" embrasures, torn
from the towers, were soon hurled with
Indignation into the ditches. Th most i
famous prison of all times was shortly
In ruins, and, today Its destruction Is
celebrated as a holiday In Franc.
A hard of dentist met n day t talk
of teeth and shop:
They told about each otnara trial ami
wnan in aahat annul a
- v& iimiiia gum. ana aa.
a Of flUinge. filing fake.
Ad then a banquet beckoned thesa s
may appnaa th brake.
sy. they sat them down to eat mi ft
ooin nan ana rar
Bttah thing as oysters, go and pi
and chocolate eclajra.
But when the first course ambled In. a
bald toothachist said:
1 must Insist that we forego this tooth
some Uttl spread."
Aa oyster won't digest," said he. 'If it
can help Itself,
And so th teeth ar on th blink
unless they're on th hlf."
They passed th oyatara by. of course.
Th next course was th fish.
A dainty bite, a all must know, as any
one could wish.
But when one more th waiter oam.
another gent arose.
And said if they would give him tlm
he'd quite a tale dlsclos.
Aad so for near a precious hour he told
why flah was meant
To feed such thing, aa dolphins, and
thev weren't really sent
Te aid mankind. "In fact." .aid he, "tha
fle.h between the teeth,
WUl cause decay and ache, and pain,
and other 111. beaueath."
And so that's Just th way It want; each
ooura wa found too rloh.
Or sweet, or sour, or something eiae, till
none knew what from which.
For seven hour the dentists starved
and longed for cake and pie.
slut some galoot would rise and state,
and knock their fond hopes high.
And when at last th night came on
with nothing yet devoured.
Each told the other guv good-bye, and
each man growled and glowered.
About an hour after that a dentist, wan
Sneaked Into Rig Rill's eating place
th poor man couldn't apeak.
He motioned with a trembling hand t
steak and pork and beans.
And pie and cake and coffee strong, and
bacon, too, and greens.
And down the street at Jones' joint the
aam old acene was laid.
And further down, all over town, that
pantomime was played.
IDach dentist grabbed himself a meal of
oysters, pie and punch.
Each ate till he waa satisfied and then
went home to lunch!
Black Hole of Cal-
the Issue to keep the peace and .all things and all men are essential ; Let us hope that In the exercise 0f i 'holding vote and secured In addition
save Portland from being plunged land successful features of the festi-j their authority for handling crowds,
mm uih mroeF or a ciass war he-' val program
tween those who employ and those : the wav
I who toll. "
fc In a public statement during the
; campaign. Mr. Rushlight declared:
"I will enforce law and order to the
strict letter." It is a pledge from
which he can not relire, and from
which the laboring men who vote
for him wilt probably not ask him
to retire. If he trifles with it. the
great Impartial third party which is
Let Portlanders lead j they will give our guests the Impres-
(slon that our policemen can be po
licemen and still be gentlemen. The
suggestion is worthy of considera
tion by Chief Cox.
LEST AVE FORGET
ITH the election over, Port-
landers should address them
selves to the serious busi
ness of securing a change in i
the plan of local government. The
movement for commission govern-1
ment should not be permitted to lag.
POSTAL RAVTNGS BANKS OALORE
' POSTMASTER HITCHCOCK
perseveres but a, little longer in
opening the new postal banks, by
100 to 150 a week, and' a total if
not concerned in the differences be-; T'ie newly elected officials should j at least 1000 by July 1. It may be
High School Secret Societies.
Prom the Chicago News.
Chicago's board of education acts
wisely In persisting In itsr demand that
high school secret societies shall be
tween union and non-union interests ' not be permitted to squirm.
freely conceded to him that the svs-
kt- Promptly recall him It was to! ft very man who was. a candidate tem is here to stay. Further con-
;. this pledge and the effect it had in I testified to his devotion to cornmis- flrmatlon will he seen when, after
" eliminating the so-called labor Issue , slon government. Kach asserted hlm-IJuly 1, the big cities are rapidly
that Mr. Rushlight largely owes his ; self to be a wheel horse in the move-1 cared for.
election, and there Is no likelihood , ment. Each proclaimed himself the
that he will be foolhardy enough to.' old reliable on whose election the
break It. furtherance of the change depended.
A , The Journal Is not responsible for ! 11 was an issue on which candidates
I.-., the election of Mr. Rushlight. Rut and voters were singularly-united.
r.lt expects in common with the rest The thing now is for Portlanders
of Portland to hold him responsible
,for the fact that he is elected.
CARDIXAL GIBBONS' JCRILKE
It sounds ungracious to say, well,
If you find it so easy, now you have
made the start, why did you not
begin before? But that will be in
It will not be forgotten that bene
to insist that pledges made before; fits are shared between the govern-
' mum tit: unmen arter i nieni ana tne
HIS afternoon. In fbe armorv of
the Fifth regiment at Balti
more, is celebrated the golden
jubilee of the entrance
election. They should Insist that
they shall not be handed a gold
brick by our officialdom. Let the
gentlemen who were possessed of
such a consuming passion for com-
patrons of the
offices the government by un
locking hoards of savings with
out limit, and so bringing huge
sums Into the public treasury the
people, by finding nearby and abso
lutely sare repositories for their
153 delegates from Republican states
could capture the nomination, although
83 delegates from Republican states. I stamped out. Its vote of 11 to 3
representing an overwhelming majority I provea that Its members ar thoroughly
of the country's Republican voters, were convinced of th harmful qualities of
opposed. ' thesa ' pestiferous organisations. They
At la t November's election the people I breed rebellion and snobbery. Their
of Oregon adopted a law whereby voters I aim Is to destroy that fine demooraoy
at prlmarlea directly express their which Is one of th best features of th
choice for president, by which cholo public school system.
delegates whom they elect to nomlnat- I Dean Walter T. Sumner, chairman Of
ing conventions ar bound. This tends th oommlttee on school .management
to discourage mere machine domination of the board of education, has presented
of the convention; but conservatism convincing proofs of th evil effects of
win poim wivn norror to mi. law as an- school secret societies, in on school
other step toward overthrowing that
precious "representative" system of
government that gives the maohln such
ample opportunities to rule.
miss-ion government when they want-
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I- James. Cardinal Gibbons, intn ,h. i, i . " ,A, ! s . f.eLL",B inm into snape
,,,v main aim ftivn uo CUIIl IU1B810U KV-
or me i.amonc cnurch. eminent now that thev have rot th
tMand of the silver jubilee of the' ren- votes'.
;i ' 'err,n on nim nf the cardinalate. Most officials are exactly what we
Vf wnence comes it mat the great : permit them to be. Most-of them
. win tiowuwr. noi oy cnurch-I will squirm out of promises if thev
,; 0B mj oi an ranKs m the heir-, get the chance. Our newly elect at
al m vuiliBr' aha al aVaa . . 1 J m ..... '
from evrry ; the ritv hall will
Ute, but by the men most dlstin-1 forgetf illness of commission govern-
eniniiru in mis nauon. regardless of . ment If allowed to
. rwiujiou. Deuei rreeioent Taft. ex-; a constant
' president Roosevelt,
Unless there be
hammering awav. two
a. CilAn L'Af ', lr.n a ar..t -.,(1 I i . a iV al at.. . ...
,s win jmsu mio ipe Diessea i me voice win resound, from Maine
ror accumulation and for use. Amer
ica is the absolute last of the great
countries to receive the boon.
What Mr. Hitchcock will hear
next is a universal outcry from ev
ery state In the union: "When are
you going to stop the express com
panies from robbing us? When Is
the people's express company, with
its machinery, most of it ready to
nana, to ne set to work?" Again
Happy Is He.
Because the Joys of yachting are not
Th pleasures of the gam I do not
I m content the river view la flna
From where I fish upon th nearest
The auto owner looketh down on us.
But trolley riding's good enough for
And when I am atop the omnibus
I'm nearer unto heaven thanf Is he.
Because I own no country resldeno
The joys of town I'm not inclined to
slight; . . , - r .-. -
The Ice cream soda's not a big expense!
And Kate sits with me on the stoop at
I Let others fle to tent and bAingalow,
For cottaeea I ao not car a rao
When work is hard and day. ar warm
That Consy Island's still upon the i
map. . i
I have no flannels to astonish you;
For howy summer togs I have no
where he Investigated them he found
that the average standing of th 1 21
members of sororities and fraternities
was only 74.S. That these pupils were
not naturally dullards is clear, sine
they come from the best home sur
roundings and doubtless consider them
selves the social elect of the school.
Chicago's public high schools cannot
be permitted to transform worthy but
misguided boys and girls into silly
snobs. Therefor th fraternities and
sororities must go. Parents and pupils
alike should recognize that th board
of education acts for the best Inter
ests of the secret society members
themselves In requiring complete ob
dienoe to Its decision In this matter.
Camping Out,. . v
Has your dinner lost Its savor,
Has your greeting lost its cneen
I. your dally stunt a burden T
Ta vnur laughter half a sneer?
There's a medicine to cure you,
There's a way to lift your load.
With a horse and saddle and a mile of
Is your eyeball growing bilious?
Is your temper gettlnip short?
Is this life a blind delusion
Or a grim, unlovely sport?
There's a world of health and beauty.
My last , year's straw when brightened There's a heap that cannot fall,
up will aa, I
And last year's suit X think a great
deal ox. . . ,.. ?.
And yet though dollars do not m sur
round, I do not groan and think myself ae-
curaed ' t
I still may fl th ecstaey profound
Of him who knows hla rent's paid to
In a day behind th burro.
On a dusty mountain trail.
Come out. old man, we're going
To a land that's free and large.
Where th rainless skies ar resting
On a snowy mountain marge.
When we camp In God's own country,
IRU win una youraeir again,
With a fire end a blanket and th stars
upon the plain!
Bliss Carman, In tha Reader.
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The Conquest of Meningitis.
From Harper's Weekly.
.Vow that th pitiful story of menin
gitis is ended for th curative effi
ciency of the Flexner serum Is scien
tifically established, and It has taken
its pise alongside vaccine and diph
theria anti-toxin It is pleasant to re
call that th scourge barely outlived a
century. The first epidemic that w
know of broke out in Switzerland in
1805. and exactly 100 years later tr.
Simon Flexner was ' officially Investi
gating an epidemic In New Tork city,
and laying out a campaign for the me
thodical and scientific eonquest ef
There are no disheartening pages In
the closing chaper of the story of
meningitis. In September, 1908. Dr.
Flexner was ableto announce that 486
cases of meningitis had been treated
with the serum in various parts of th
world. Of this number 48 cases were
properly eliminated from analysis, for
on reason or another. Of the remain
ing 893 case. (In all of which bac
terlological examination of fluid drawn
from the spinal canal had demonstrated
th presence of the dlplococcus) 296
had recovered, and 88 Had died. The
percentage of recoveries was, therefore,
75 and the mortality was 25 per eent.
Perhaps the mosp striking result was
shown in the case of babies. Epidemic
meningitis has been uniformly fatal to
infants under the age of one year. The
author of a famous text-book on the
diseases of children, (Dr. Hplt) reports
that, of the 20 cases under one year
treated In his . hospital wards, not one
recovered. But In the series of 898
cases treated with th Flexner serum,
22 were infants under one fear of age,
and half of them recovered. ;
The Investigations cost a very large
amount of money, and the loss of some
animal life about 25 monkeys and 100
guinea pigs. The eventual saving of
human life Is incalculable. Incidental
ly, , the outcome will probably act as a
check upon- mischievous 'legislation
growing out of th unintelligent senti
mentalities of those who would prevent
animal experimentation of all kinds.
There are still legislators who see the
wisdom of preliminary experiments be
ing msde upon guinea pigs and monkeys
Instead of on human beings. i
Fire Waste and Its Remedy.
From th Omaha Bee.
This country must do something more
than it ha don to prevent unneces
sary waste and loss In fires. Th nation
has th problem of the forest fires on
Its hands and th ottle have the less
difficult task of diminishing the loss
from building flrs. Neglsot and in
adequate provision out a big flgur In
both cases, but in th eaa of th olty
neglect is probably the vital element.
An Immense amount of waste and loss
through fires In cities Is due dlroUy t
th Inflammabl characUr of structure
reotad. This thi" city could prevent by
enaotlng laws or ordinances calling for
fireproof material in every struoror
Arartt an within the business districts and rt
enforcing the laws. And not until thy
do this ar they going to solv this 4Ua-
Of course, that alon win not am
ple t el y do away with fires. If eo
suppose that It will, hut It wfll be a
long step In that direction, and make
tho others easier to take. For cfttes to
permit ftretrap buildings to go up In
congested centers of business Is little
less than criminal In Itself.
Uncle Jim's Reflection a.
Uncle Jtm. he says, says b.
My unci Jim, ne aaya. iam oa,
"This world ain't like It used to b.
I kin remember year ago
W ued to travel sure thovurh slo-a,
Rut now you .Imply take a oar.
Sit down awhile and ther you ar.
And. If you count th time once lost
You're mad the trip at half th cost.
"We're not as formally polite.
Nor are we near a prone to fight
Wher men would once draw swords er
We now declare a libel suit.
It's not as glorious or as grand.
But much more safe, you understand.
I'm kind o glad, 'twixt you and m.
This world ain't like it used to be."
Spare tLc FKeA
(Contributed to The Journal by Walt Maaon.
tha f.rooua Kanaaa met. HI Droae-noemt are
regular feature of thla column In Tha Daily
Oh swatter, hold your hand, I beg,
and do not- slay that humble fly that
tickles you with active leg why should
the lovely creature die? The force that
gave you life and breach designed that
fly, so blithe and gay; who (thvo you
powers of life and death? Who said
that you might freely slay? Because
some ' scientists Insist that flics .bear
germs from place to place, you take a
bludgeon in your fist and would ex
terminate .the race. The germs and
flies have equal rights with men enjoy
ment to pursue, and so have skeeters,
which", at nights, oft charm us With
their loud bazoo. I hold that any liv
ing thing has title deeds as good as
ours, to loaf around this world and
sing, and sip the honey from the flow
ers. And when I see some husky guy
take lethal arms and fiercely pounce
upon some unsuspecting fly, that does
not weigh a half .an ounce, I feel that
I'd set up cigars, or buy the lime luto
by the tub. If some big monster came
from Mars, and soaked htm with a 12
foot club. When next you go to swat
a fly. Imagine that the monster came
some freak a thousand cubit high, and
held a club above your framel
OepjrUht. 1SI0. by ftk ' f -George
Uattiaw Adima. wOUXJ Mja
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