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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. MONDAY .EVENING, SEPTEMBER. 4, 1911. : -
AN -TttDEFBNDSNT NEWSPAPER.
C. I. JACKSON...
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' rmr Sunday moraine at Tba Journal Bnild
Inc. Mftn and Yamhill tracts, Portlaod. Or.
Eutrred it the poatofflca it Portland. Or..
, tar traiiamlnlon through tba alalia a aacond
fKLKPUONKS Main TITS; Hoaaa. A-4IOS1.
AH dcpartmenta reached by theae number.
1 I'll the operator wbat department 70a want.
rilKKION ADVKBTISJnO KKPf BSKNTATIVK.
Prnjiimln A Kentnor Oo.. Brnnawlri Building,
tSS Klfth arenne New York; 1218 People'a
61a riulldlnc. Chicago.
Snhacrlptlon Term a by mull or te an addreaa
Id tba Lulled States or Mexico.
One rear 3.0(i I ne month I .AO
One rear .12.50 I Oue montn I .28
DAILY AND SUNDAY.
One rear S7.SO One month f .88
compared with 1901 an Increase of
175 per cent.
Evidence Is here of the rapid ex
tension of ownership by the general
public, generally in small amounts,
In these stocks. This doeB not be
token any radical change In the man
agement of these corporations. Butl
It makes any supplanting of the rep
resentatives of large capital who
now contrpl them much more diffi
cult. The declaration of the late B.
H. Harriman . will not be forgotten
when the control of the Alton road
passed Into his bands. That most
astute and successful of railroad man
agers then said that the ownership
by one Interest of 20 per cent of the
stock of a road would generally suf
fice to secure Its management.
no Borrow as the unregenerated j president's Itinerary , for the western
boozed on. , ' tour, carefully arranging beforehand
The near beer joints were the I that every provision Is made lor the
while apparent models of respecta
bility. Soft drink signs and the
other usual appointments were In
nocence personified. As always,
they seemed as guileless as a Sun-1 The Detroit News says that unless
day school class or the pink lemon- the dome of the capital be screwed
ade stand at a Baptist camp- down It wont last long when Hey
meeting. The proprietor had a mien burn ana vardaman mix,
so. Innocent and pious as to almost
convenience of the party, including
doubtless properly proportioned
sneets lor the presidential bed.
Letters From tke People
take on a halo.
But In this Instance, 1,090 bot
tles nf hoAr fin crflllnna nf arhlnVnv
... . . . . .1 (Commnnlcntloni tent to The Journal for tub-
and Other goods to match were In llesilno In thla dfDartment abould tmt iut
the back room. The same has been 1 J? .T5i!ui. "."iJ SeoD?t,lUd
true of many another near-beer home 1
circle. A fruit in Lake county was I
the murder of a Mexican laborer by
The lust of (fold succeeds the
racs of conquest,
The lust of gold, unfeeling- and
The last corruption of degener-
HE recall for Mayor Rushlight
Is hinted at In a sermon by
The "Journal is for a clean
It Joathes the unclean condi
tions that have flourished in this
rlty. It has repeatedly appealed to
the authorities for fumigation and
for policemen that would police.
But why recall Rushlight when
we didn t recall Simon 7 Dr. Hin
Bon did not move for the recall of
Simon. Was vice not vice under
. Simon but vice most awful under
Rushlight? After waiting in vain
two long years for Simon to clean
things up what kind of statesman
ship is it that suggests the recall
lor Rushlight because he hasn't com
pletely regenerated the city in two
Has it been forgotten that condl
: Hons of vice were such under Simon
that his chief of police was indicted
by a grand Jury? Is it not notorious
that the day Lane went out of office,
the "vicious from everywhere began
to swarm Into Portalnd and re
mained here undisturbed until Simon
wentut and Rushlight came In? Is
It not history that the day Rushlight
entered office he began a cleaning
up of Simon's untrustworthy and
crooked policemen, and that he has
been hammering away on the prob
lem ever since? - ;
. Did anybody ever hear of any in
vestigation the Simon administration
made of its police force? Did any
body ever hear of a suspension of a
policeman or a detective in Simon's
two years of rulership? Did any
body ever hear of the arrest and pun
ishment of cadets and parasites In
Simon's time? With everything rot
ten to the core for two years, how
is it that Dr. Hinson never hinted
at recall then, but talks of it for
Rushlight after only two months?
Rushlight has done a hundred
fold more In two months to clean up
the city and regenerate the police
than Simon did in his whole term.
Rushlight has done more In two
months than Simon at the rate he
was going would have done in a
hundred years. Simon did nothing.
Rushlight has done much.
The public expects the pulpit to
be fair. If the clergy as leaders an J
teachers are not to be Ji6t, who is?
The explanation in the case of Dr.
Hinson doubtless is that he Is misin
formed as to the facts. By his own
Statement, his source of information
is a newspaper that has consistently
find persistently lied about Rushlight
and as regularly fawned upon Simon.
THE GREATEST BRIDGE
HE greatest bridge in the world
at the present time Is that over
the Firth of Forth near Ed
inburgh. It is to be overshad
owed by a great bridge' now under
construction across the St. Lawrence,
six miles from Quebec.
Recall of Judges.
Portland, Or.. Sept. 2. To the Editor
.... , . . v j. i ' The aiournal A fw,days ago the
nu li.wAa. ua.lcuuc.. uvuji presB dispatches regaled us with the
In the same county was the rampage information that his excellency, the
of Bige Arche, the Indian murderer 1 president of the United States, had
now at large.
If men want to sell liquor, why
do they not go to places where the
sale Is hot forbidden? Why defy
the officers, defy the law, defy gov
ernment, and defy the rule of the
majority by illicit selling, when the
The cost of the Quebec bridge is country is full of places where
to be $12,000,000, and the Canadian
government Is the builder. The con
tract for the superstructure calls for
an expenditure of $8,000,000, and
for the substructure, $4,000,000.
A former bridge under construe
tlon on the site fell while being
built, and killed eighty persons. The
cost of the collapse to the Canadian
government was $3,500,000. The
accident happened In 1907.
The main span of the new bridge
Is to be 1,768 feet, and is the largest
in the world. The main span at the
Firth of Forth Is 1.710, the Wil
liamsburg bridge xover East river,
New York, 1,610, of Brooklyn bridge
1,595, of Lansdowne, in India, 820,
and that over the Mississippi at
Memphis 790. At present, these are
the largest bridges on the globe.
The piers are to be of cement
concrete below water, and of granite
faced masonry filled with cement
above. The abutments will be of
granite and masonry. There will be
over 100,000 cubic yardB cjf concrete
The weight of the steel superstruc
ture is 100,000,000 pounds. Trans
portation of the steel will require
1,667 freight cars of 60,000 pounds
capacity, or 67 trains of 25 cars each.
It wlU accommodate two railway
tracks, two trolley tracks, two drive
ways and two .sidewalks. It will
carry 2.98 times as great a load as
the Firth of Forth bridge. Work
was begun in April, 1910, and is car
ried on night and day.
The total weight 1b to be 72,000
tons, while the bridge over the Firth
of Forth, weighs 67,000 tons. The
lineal-foot "weight of the Quebec
bridge la 29,360 and the Firth of
This Incomparable structure is a
part of the grand enterprise now be
ing carried on by the dominion gov
ernment for a continuous - line of
railways between the two oceans. It
is splendidly typical of the high civ-1
llization of the Canadians. I
liquor can be sold in peace, sold by
authority of law, sold by consent
of the public, all without taking
one single chance?
Human nature is past finding out.
FREE SPEECH IN MEXICO
ITHER Madero has little influ
ence on his followers, or he
has failed mightily to carry
out his pre-election promises.
There is a third suggestion, roamely,
that in the City of Mexico, among
a population of 470,000 by the cen
sus of 1910, the mob of landless,
homeless and lawless units is a pow
er to be reckoned with and all but
Impossible to restrain.
It is obviously true that tBe fin
ish of the revolution must have been
followed by the flocking together
In the one great city of the country
of the most dangerous of the ban
dits, whose excuse for any kind of
organization vanished when Madero's
army was disbanded. It is to be ad
mitted also that' Madero's speeches,
heralding an era of unaccustomed
freedom, made it difficult or the au
thorities to use either police or sol
diers, except as a last resort, in keep
ing order in the -streets, while po
litical excitement had raised all pas
sions to the boiling point.
In the necessity of employing force
effectively and sternly Madero and
his ' associates' might take heart
from the example of the Liberal min
istry in England, who insisted on
order first, revision and redress second.
planned an extensive Itinerary.
Portland, Or., Is found Jn the list of
favored cities and we are told that the
weighty and worthy gentleman, who
Braces the presidential chair, will be "In
our midst" on or about October 13,
The president has decided to absent
himself from the capital city, while he
goes about the country attempting to
explain some things that' are warily in
need of explanation. It Is evident that
he has seen the writing on the wall, so
as a matter of political expediency, as
well as personal vanity, he condescends
to travel through the country and ex
hibit himself to his admiring country
men. Mr. Taft was elected as a progres
sive, but his administration has been
anything but progressive, for he has
served the special Interests faithfully
and well. He has been their good and
faithful servant, but he has not been a
good and faithful servant to the people
of the United States. No man can
serve two masters.
In common with many other stand
patters, Mr. Taft does not trust the peo
ple, who trusted him. He believes In
the deification of offloe holders in gen
eral and of Judges In particular. If he
can have his way, the people can have
no relief from a judge who has be
trayed them. If an unworthy man la
elected to the bench for a period of
four years, and his unworthlness Is an
parent.shortly after he takes office, the
people must endure him and -his unwor
thiness for years, let it cost them what
Mr. Taft was a Judge himself and
feels strongly on this subject The
people of Arizona adopted a constitu
tlon, subject to the approval of con
gress' and the president Like most
westerners, .the people of that territory
are thoroughly progressive. They are
committed to the principle that the peo
pie should rule. They provided In thel
constitution for the Initiative and refr
erendum and the recall of all elective
officers. Including the Judges. Many
members of congress, who were opposed
to the recall of Judges,- voted for th
acceptance of the Arizona constitution
because they did not feel called upon to
deny to Arizona a right which Is con
ceded to every state In the Union. Bu
Mr. Taft had no scruples on that score.
True to his record he was not willing
to grant to the people so large a meas
ure of self-government He . readily
availed himself of the opportunity of
COMMENT AND NEWS IN BRIEF
Earth's relief soon.
will com t ry
With some people religion and sen
mon sense are Incompatible.
Time and tide insensate tvnuiia
wut wait lor no woman, eitner.
No Wild animal should lrtllaA nn,
less It Is an Injurious Dest or la dealr-
aui ior rooa.
It's rather stranae that nobody haa
iariea a crusaae against noppioaing;
hops help make beer.
So much haa been don that even that
Sort land-Ala ska steamship 11ns may
really materialize yet.
Rain ' on hops during picking 'time
would not be considered dv all as nn nn-
mlxed evil If beer could be obtained bv
pressing the wet hops.
I know a very funnr man. at least
many think him so; for he loves his
wife better now than he did when he
married her years ago.. You may think
him crazy, fhlsi funny man, for all the
warm summer through he never asks
anv one he meets, "la it hot enough for
you?" So strange Is this man that of
loss Of hla wits, soma have nnrtinA a.
fear; he may summer In town and a
vacation take at any old time of year.
If the Insane asvlum should a-er him ere
long, some neighbors would feel no sur
prise; for though he makes all the
money he needs, he never tells any lies.
A man Is no older than he f eeln. t a
saying of much truth. A gray haired
poll is not a sure sign of wholly van-
snea youtn. At nair a nunarea years or
age a man. should still be young, . at
threescore in his ripened prime, In use
of brain and tongue. At. 70 he should
not be yet "aged' or-Infirm; he will
should have of pleasant life a ten or
score year term. Most young men now
might live almost the twentieth cen
tury through. If vital forces they would
conserve, and excesses and worries
eschew. In coming centuries wiser men
of us will be much ahead: but let's live
and keep young as long as .we can
we ii oo a long time, aeaa.
OREGON SIDELIGHTS , '
Madras' new hotel, th MoTaggart,
Is now in operation. '
B. EX Dinges has sold the Grand
theatre at Cottage Grove to Bert Rich
mond. : . e . .,.-.-..,
Three near beer dispensaries have
been licensed at Wallows, which is In
dry territory. . ( .
By a .vote almost unanimous the citi
zens of Willamlna have approved a prop
osition to issue $15,000 bonds for pub
Mrs. Hattle Clark of Union, has a
peach tree that bloomed three times
and now has on it peaches In three dis
tinct stages of development
Kirk , Whlted. who - has tried grape
culture near Redmond,- says his ex
periments have been successful and he
will plant a five acre vineyard.
The Bend Bulletin reDorts the fall
travel lnu central Oregon already be
gun. Real estate men say inquiry is
lively, witn an increase oi aaiea.
The ODentna- of the schools at Cottage
Orove has been postponed one week, to
September 18, to accommodate pupils
wno want to worn in tne nop iieias.
At a mass meeting at Marshfield
Engineer P. K. Oettlns was authorized
to make estimates on the proposed bou
levard from Marshfield. via North Bend
and Empire, to Tarheel Point near
Union Republican: C. W. Wooiever
claims to have cut over 80 tons of al
falfa from five and a half acres of
land, three crops. This Illustrates what
may be done in this valley on good land
with plenty of water and sunshine.
Redmond Spokesman: The Spokes
man has been Informed that the Cat ho
lloa, of this city will begin the erection
of a $2000 church this fall on their
property In the Oregon Trunk addition,
between p and E streets. This will
make three good church edifices in the
city Methodist. Presbyterian and Catholic.
A Statesman' of v tne
It is noticeable from the reports
that stones were the weapons of the opposing his individual view to that "of
mob. and that no death frnm r . Jy "i ne peopie or tne entire
IROM a list published by a Wall
street house of dividend records
of 38 of the leading railroads
of the United States, the foi-
lowing facta are gathered regarding
those roads specially interesting to
the Pacific coast.
The. Union Pacific has paid consec-
. otlve dividends for 11 years. The
present rate of 10 per cent has been
. maintained for four yerrs. The av
erage rate for the previous seven
years was 4.6 per cent. The com
mon stork realized at the highest
point thla year 192, at the lowest
Th Southern Pacific has paid
consocutlve dividends for five years.
The present rate of fx per cent has
been maintained for three years. The
average rate for the previous two
years was 3.0 pcY cent. Common
stock realized at the highest point
. this year 126, at the lowest 113 .
The Great Northern haa paid con
secutive dividends for 21 years. The
present rate of seven per cent has
been maintained for 12 years. The
average rate for the previous nine
years was 5.4 per cent. In 1907 an
extra dividend of per cent was
The Northern- Pacific has paid
consecutive dividends for 12 years.
The present rate of seven per cent
has been maintained for six years.
The average rate for tho previous
elx years was 4.9 per cent. The
common Bto'ck realized at the highest
point this year 137, at the lowest
116. In 1908 also 11.26 per cent
extra dividend was paid.
t The dividend on common stock
represents the earning power of the
roud after interest cn bonds and div
idends on preferred stock have been
In connection with these figures It
may be note I that, according to the
Wall ..Street Journal, the 223 rail
road and industrial corporations
which hve answered that paper's
questions up to the middle of August
the total of their shareholders was
58,724," showing an increase since
1908 f about 76 per cent, and as
T is announced that a colony of
29,000 Swiss families is shortly
to be located In Mason, Jefferson,
Clallam and other counties of the
Olympic peninsula, Washington. The
fact recalls the recent visit of Port
Townsend men to Portland In an en
deavor to secure rail connections be
tween this city and tho chief city
of the Olympic peninsula. It is also
stated that a similar colony of Swiss
families is also to be located later
on lands in the vicinity of Eugene,
The Washington colony is to be
arms are mentioned, which certainly
does not Indicate a prepared and ser
The warning to the authorities
who have direct responsibility for
safety of life and property Is serious
enough to put them thoroughly on
their guard in the stirring days to
There Is no indication so far that
the elements of disorder In Mexico
have the upper hand.
territory. In short, he vetoed the bill
on the ground that he was not in favor
of the recall of judges. In his veto
message he aired his views at some
length. The Arlsona, constitution did
not receive his approval, until the pro
vmion ror tne recall or Judges was
struck from It
After Arizona become a state. Ha
people can amend the constitution and
reinsert the provision for the recall o
Jnrtgen. They Will no longer be com
pelled to submit to the dictation of
President Taft. wUo views with such
alarm all efforts in the direction of
popular government. Of course, in his
view, the people are Incapable of at
tending to their own affairs, but must
have some "strong man" to do it for
Tresldent Taft has placed himself on
record. lie does not believe that the
of Alberta for the utilization of flax
and flax straw for binder twine and
other purposes. A numbor of farm
ers have already agreed to set out
placed on 600,000 acres of land, a 'certain acreages In flax, and a meet
portion of which is logged off areas.
Rach family will be allotted 20
acres, on which a house and other
Improvements will be placed by the
Swiss Industrial company, which Is
promoting the colony. Thirty per
cent of tho net annual earnings of
each colonist will he returned to the
company until the land and improve
ments are paid for by the settlor.
HILB Oregon is holding back
from the establishment of
the flax Industry on a com- j people of a territory which Is about to
merclal scale our Canadian I become a wtate should be permitted to
neighbors are busy. An item In the ' J"11 a constitution, without meeting
consular reports Informs us that " tha S a'!."e:
Irish capitalists have proposed to es- their government, If they had the power
lamish a nax mill In the province TO remove rrom office an unworthy
Enough, has been done here to
fully demonstrate the superiority of
Oregon grown flax, and the advan-
The colonists will grow flax and j tages of Portland as the seat of a
tobacco and cultivate camphor and j very profitable manufacture. It is
mulberry trees, experiments having! a matter of Investment rather than
shown that all these Industries are j of speculation and experiment. The
adapted to the region. preliminary Inquiries and inveaiiga-
The head of the company which Is I tlons were completed several months
promoting the colony says that the i ago and the results placed in the
emigration rrom .wuzeriann is to re-; hands of the Commercial club. The
Ueve the congestion of population j problem seems to be to reach somo
there. On his last trip to Berne, he
was besought by hundreds of fami
lies to find homes for them In the
United States. The process of re
lieving the crowded conditions there
has been going on for several years
through similar colonies taken to
California, New York, New Zealand,
South America and other places.
The Swiss are a thrifty people and
ma ko . Excellent citizens. A move
ment ot them and other European
immigrants to the Pacific coast Is
certain to result from the opening of
the Panama canal.
Surely the peopl of Oregon do not
subscribe to Mr. Taft's views on the
subject of popular government. Will
ha attempt to ronvlnce them that he is
right and they are wrong?
TV,. X " . . ...
ing of the farmers has been called j gressive. even If rrcsi.ient Taft is not,
for a day in the current month to i ftnl if. when he expounds political wis-
complete the acreage required. A m on hl" '"rthcoming visit to Port
Mr. Crarde of the North of Ireland j tht Ms
1101 'u"'"8 aoouuauuu, is, on tne, efforts will resemble those of a man
ground, ana nas naa meeting I rowing against the tide.
man or men who will build on the
foundations already laid. Now Is
the hour, but where Is the man?
SnOT A SEA SERPENT
A SHERIFF'S RAID
HE sea serpent is i always with
ub. Frequently ;a returning
ship comes home wlttf the story
that it has seen him.
Now comes forv.ard Captain
James Schmidt of the steamer Char
lois, from Rotterdam to Point Breeze,
with a new anl original explanation
of the monster. July 28th, last, the
Chariots sighted him in the- flesh.
He was1 between 600 and 600 feet
long and lazily crossing the pathway
of the vessel several hundred yards
ahead. The tall constantly beat the
NE thousand and ninety bottles
of beer, 60 gallons of whiskey
and a full supply of wines, water and the head was frequently
iinea nign aoove tne surface, throw
brandy, gin, rum and other
liquors was the stock captured
by Sheriff Snyder in a raid
on a near beer Joint at Paisley,
Friday. Paisley is in the dry belt,
but the long list of liquid ' refresh
ments in the sheriffs haul shows
that there was 'opportunity for" the
thirsty to get drunk on almost any
of the brands usual to wet zones.
Paisley has doubtless had
quota of the intoxicated, arid its won
Ing water In every direction. Tbo,
body was distinctly visible almost
Its whole length.
The vessel steamed to within a
short distance, and the small cannon
on board was fired at the monster.
It struck home midway of the bodf,
and Wood quickly colored the water.
Almost immediately, four whales.
it, Which had been swlmm!nr lniUw
along in Bingle file, swam away and
u i ...
uc.u.ul ur mw auioing citizens as afforded thla new explanation of the
to where the forbidden tarantula ! . .Mnt
wub uuurinea. j ne ary element fret
ted and fumed In vain, and the wets
winked, smiled knowingly. -and felt
A trusted officer of the secret ser
vice is to Journey to all joints la the
Oregon Is not tho "fool of the fam
ily" as some of our citizens would have
ine worin relieve; it Is rather the
leader in the cause of popular govern
ment, its example is polnto to with
prion Dy reformers throughout the
Many and dire were the prophecies iof
aisasror wnen Oregon adopted a nvntum
of government more responsive to the
win or tne people. Hut time has shown
that these prophets of evil were false
prophets. In every sense of the word.
Oregon has continued to grow and pros
per and is anything but "a horrible ex
nmple." Takon all In all, It Is unlikely that
au lan win rind his views with re
spect to tho, recall of Judges very pop
ulnr In a good many statosr, but least of
all in Oregon.
RICHARD A. WRIGHT.
To the Editor of The Journal In a re
cent Issue of your excellent paper, N. W.
R. writes most interestingly anent the
social' welfare work of tho city, It is
not so much the social reformer's not
realizing the truth of what N. W. 8.
says about providing clean substitutes
for evil places for men who have no
nomes, omer than a small hnrlrnnm in
some inferior lodging house as It is the
fact that these same social welfare
woraera rina it exceedingly hard to get
funds to carry on such muoh needed
"Overcome Evil With Good," 1 the
mono me great social welfare pro.
paganaa, xnere Is a groun of anrini
welfare workers in this city who have
vr neen reaay to ao more social engi
neering if the funds would allow. Who
m mere tna.t win give liberally to such
a rund7 The need? Who can dispute
It? In the first place, the city itself
siiouiu nave comrort stations" in sev
eral parts of the city. -Our school
houses should become social centers,
and they will eome day when there
cornea- to those in authority more ar
rest of thought on the question of "hu
man conservation." The coffee house
plan, as carried on most successfully
in many municipalities, is doing untold
good. In one city where a coffoe house
with reading and recreatloh room, and
comfort station combined was opened
near four saloons. In less than six
months tho saloons closed for lack of
support Thot there is a movement on
foot to open a station of this kind we
are glad to report, yet one is not
SEVEN NOTABLE RUINS
The Acropolis at Athens.
Respite her tattered robes of state
Old Athens sits enthroned today as the
acknowledged center Of ancient culture.
The modern (Jreeks still cling with
pride to the memories of Pericles and
Phladla and sigh when they think of
the distinction that once was theirs. The
Acropolis at Athens Is the fnost pic
turesque and. In many respeots, the most
Interesting of the many ruins among
which today are read the glories of ages
in the dim distant past
A walk around the ruins of the Acrop
olis will reveal the fact that it Is a
natural mass of rock built up in places
by substantial masonry. Two thousand
years ago its summit rose towards
heaven like a magnificent altar conse
crated to the gods. There, elevated In
the sight of all, and overlooking the
adoring city on the one side and the
blue Aegean on the other stood those In
comparable specimens of architectural
beauty, grace and majesty which have
made Athens Immortal
Even now, although Its temples are
in ruins, the remaining columns of the
Parthenon stand out in delicate relief
against the sky, like strings of an aban
doned harp, which even the most skill-
ful hand can never wake again to melo-,
In making the' ascent of this hlatorio
eminence by the only avenue of ap
proach, the traveler soon finds himself
before the ruined entrance to the Acrop
oils the Propyiaea, This was original'
ly a majestic gateway of Pentelio mar
ble, crowning a marble staircase, 70
feet in breadth, which led up from th
city to the brow of the Acropolis. Its
cost was two and a half million dol
lars. It was considered In Its prime
equal if not superior to the Parthenon.
Nor Is this strange, for this portal
was a veritable gallery of art Along
Its steps were arranged those chiseled
forms that almost loved and breathed
In their transcendant beauty the mas
terpieces of Praxltela and Phidias, the
mutilated fragments of which are now
cherished as our most perfect models
of the beautiful.
Tet there was nothing effeminate in
this magnificence. Stolidity and splen
dor here went hand in hand. When
the Propyiaea was finished under Peri
cles, more than four centuries were still
to pass before the birth of Christ; but
o much strength was here combined
with beauty that if no human hands
had striven to deface it its splendid
shafts would no doubt still be perfect.
Th columns that remain appear to stand
like sentinels guarding their Illustrious
past. It thrills one to reflect that
these identical pillars have cast their
shadows on the forms of Phidias, Peri
cles, Demosthenes, and indeed every
Greek whose name has been preserved
Passing beyond the Propyiaea and
gaining a broader view of the Acropolis,
the whole plateau is literally covered
with headless statues, fallen columns
and disjointed capitals. Some of them i
bear unfinished sentences as though
these blocks would speak If they were
properly restored. Their power of
speech, however,' has been forever para
lysed by the destructive blows they have
received.. This rugged rock is neverthe
less an ' Illustrated volume of Oreek
history bound In stone. Its letters are
disfigured. Its binding Is defaced, but
the old volume Is still legible and it
assures us that this tiny platform,
scarcely 1000 feet in .length and 400
in breadth, Is richer 1ft some respects
than any other portion of the globe,
for In the golden crucible of memory,
art, history and poetry transmute each
particle of its sacred dust into a pre
It is, however, to the ' highest point
of the plateau that the gaze turns with
keenest interest, for here stood what
was formerly the crown of the Acropo
lis, the architectural glory of the world
The general appearance of the edi
fice Is one of snowy whiteness, softly
defined against the clear blue sky. Only
zuu years ago it stood comparatively un
changed in its unrivaled beauty. The
Turks were then the masters of thla
classic land. They showed their appre
ciation of the Parthenon by using It as a
powaer magazine, in 1887 an armv of
Venetians recklessly hombarded Athens
ana one of their shells exploded in this
shrine. Instantly with a wild roar as
though nature herself shrieked at the
sacrilege, the Parthenon was ruined. Col
umns on each side were blown to atoms,
the front was severed from the rear and
ma amire niu was strewn witn mar
ble fragments, mute witnesses of count
less forma of beauty lost to us forever.
Enough of the Parthenon remains to
show the literal perfection of Its ma
sonry, it is a marvel that any frag
ments can be gathered on the top of
the Acropolis after the Darslstent snol!.
ation which Greece has undergone for
more tnan is centuries. From the one
city of Delphi alone Nero Is said to
have carried off to Rome 600 bronze
statues. How many beautiful works in
marble, gold and Ivory he Removed can
not be told. And when the Roman con.
queror Paulus was borne In triumph up
me Appian way. exhibiting the spoils of
conquered Greece, there preceded hhn
ou wagons ruled with the rarest Die-
tures and statues of Oreek artists, after
wnicn came 3000 men each bearing
some gold or silver ornament taken
from Hellenlo cities. Yet this was mere
ly the beginning of the plundering
which practically ended only 60 years'
ago, when Lord Elgin carried off to
London over 250 feet of the beautifully
ouuiyiurw jrioze or tne Parthenon.
una or tne most beautiful of the
ruined shrines of the Acropolis is the
xempie or wingless Victory." o-rliH
because the statue of the goddess was
represented without wlntrs. tn th fnn
hope that victory would never fly away
f n. . V. , . 1. . .
itu-.u iuo Auicnian capital.
Henry Beaoh Needham In the Outlook.
In the monthly issue of the Outlook
for August Henry Beach Needham has
an Interesting article on Woodrow Wil
son.. . Hs writes: . ' , ; " ' ,A
"Governor Wilson is the public man
with a program. In his speech at Har-
rlsburg hs emphasised .the need ot tariff
revision, leeause It is In the tariff
schedules that half of the monopolies of
the country have foUnd covert and pro
tection and opportunity.'
" 'If you go through the tariff sched
ules,' he continued, you will find soma
nigger' in every woodpile, some little
word put Into almost every clause of
the act which .is lining somebody's
pockets with money. I am on a hunt
and I've got a gun.'"
On the Aldrloh plan to give Wall
street control of the nation's credit
I am afraid that anr measure of that
character bearing Mr. Aldrtch's name
must have, been drawn In the of
fices of the few men who, through the
present system of concentrated capltat,
control the banking and Industrial ac
tivities of the country."
Reference to "state's rights" and "fed
eral control of corporations" drew out
"Federal regulation is all rlgTit but
I object to anything that weakens the
essential government units, Tho states
have their Jurisdiction and it is not
going to further representative govern
ment to weaken state functions by
loading on the federal government pow
ers which do not properly belong to It
Nor la that necessary. In my opinion.
"Think how far we have progressed
in a very short time. Think, of the
awakening In a state like California,
where the government. It was said, was
completely dominated by the Bouthern
Pacific railway. Think of the awak
ening in New Jersey the state known
as 'the mother of trusts.' And, while
it may seem like absurd optimism. I
am willing to stake my reputation that
Fennslyvanla will soon follow the ex
ample of New Jersey and California,
and take back its government from boas
domination and from the oontrol ot big
"One state after, another will restore
popular government and will resume
its state functions. The people, who
have been the excluded partner, are
taking part in the business of running
the government We are actually tak
ing the liberty of assuming the direc
tion of our own business."
"The correspondents are saying tn
Washington "Wilson could te elected
but h can't be nominated,' " was sug
gested. "That Is pretty near right," said the
governor, unwittingly. "I refer, of
course, to the difficulty of nominating
'Wilson," he hastened in reply by way of
correction. And he was thinking only
"I certainly have not the audacity to
seek the nomination," he continued,
"but no man is big enough to refuse
it And to seek the nomination would
be a waste of energy. The machine or
ganizations of both parties are opposed
to progressive candidates, Publlo opin
ion alone can force the selection of
a progressive. If the organizations are
determined to nominate a man of their
own kidney, .why, one is dished. And
If. publlo opinion doesn't grow and de
velop, one Is dished, anyway."
Governor Wilson aspires to the pres
idency. But he Is' surely seeking the
nomination in the right way in the
twentieth century "back-to-the-people"
method. Wilson Is th "1811 model"
I j Tanglefoot
Now comes the man
Who'd stretch his
He's taking orders
For some coal.
Tomorrow The Colosseum at Rome.
enough. The poor laboring man Is
hungry for better things than are
found In the saloon, and is also craving
for comradeship. The environment
question needs exploitation.
Social reformers have made many
blunders, not of the head but rather of
the heart; yet they are learning not
only in their personal living, but in
the social action as well more and more
to recognize a larger word than inde
pendence. It Is the word that is being
forced upon us by the very ground
swell and tidal wave of modern life,
nd the trend of its civilization lntor
ependenoe. As Phillips Brooks once
declared, a greater word than individ
ualism with all its solid, .splendid
achievements, is the Christian word
mutualism. The salvation of one soul
predicates the salvation of the social
soul; when our churches really com
prehend this fact the doors of their
fine temples will swing opoh every day
for the great common people (whom
Jesus loved). Every church should
have its social welfare work in visible
activity; .every schoolhouse become a
social center; every municipality have
its comfort stations, where the common
necessities of the people could be met
All this and more Is coming. Hay we
all work to hasten the day. I H. H.,
Social Welfare Worker.
chief of th fire department Whatever
oasis ne may have had for his mews
Item must have come from groundless
rumor. Hoping that I may be granted
span in your columns to correct the
error and thanking you in advance I
remain, Very respectfully yours,
Chief Hood River Volunteer Fire Department,
ITood Riv Fire Department.
Hood River, Or., Sept 2j To the Edi
tor of The Journal In order to correct
an error In your dally paper of the is
sue of August 29 I wish to submit some
facts relative to the Hood River Vol
unteer fire department The organiza
tion was never in a more prosperous
s'tate nor have Its members ever been
more ., enthuslastio in an endeavor to
perform their duty. The fire boys have
always received th heartiest support
from the business men' of th city. A
month or two ago the Merchants' as
sociation of the city donated from its
treasury to the fire department the
sum, of $160. At the last meeting of
this body of business men, a resolution
was" adopted which pledged to the fire
lads the organizations' heartiest sup
port whenever needed. i
The report as communicated bv vour
correspondent was absolutely "unauthen
tic ,u nas nv interviewed any
The Drawbridge Problem.
Portland, Or., Sept. 2. To the Editor
of The Journal- With reference to the
draw bridge subject, why not have all
docks removed to th water front be
low the Broadway 'bridge f By so doing
the bridges would seldom be closed to
street traffio for river trafflo, up river
trafflo being very limited.
As , the city grows river trafflo will
Increase and in time there will be on
n average of one bridge out of com
The waterfront through the unner
part of the city could be used for park
purposes. The city should' settle the
bridge question in favor of and for the
convenience and advantage of the gen
eral public. Journal reader.
To a prisoner.
Imprisoned bird, how canst thou sing
As if 'twere early mom,
And from th blue o'er sparkling fields
xuy song was norn7
THE FAMILY .
My family tree
Are filled with
Near to the top's a smiling gent
Who's face says he was blusterous.
He was both gay and merry, be
lle herded sheep for Pharoah.
And nent to him a sheepish guy
Smiles downward somewhat haughtily
He has a lamb-like, gentle eye:
He's winking somewhat naughtily.
But Just below there is this line:
"He strayed, which left but ninety
nine." Next comos a head with wooly locks;
Its eye rnms through the atmosphere.
One look would stop a dozen clocks
And scorch one like a stray ampere.
Although there's not a blooming word,
lie was the leader of the herd.
And next a female face appears;
'Tis full of great simplicity,
And little moles, a trace of tears,
One fearful of nubllcltv.
Her name was Eve, tho first, you sea
She changed It to E-W-EI
Now 'tis no longer queer and Strang
Why I am such an easv Din.
Why everybody keeps my change,
And folk call me a breazy guy.
It's fate, a cinch, It comes by rote;
My forefolk sheep and I'm a goatt
. It was at a reception and th lady,
who had been reading up on health
culture, mistook Lawyer Williams for
his brother, the doctor.
"Is It better.'Vshe asked confidential
ly, "to lie on the right side or on the
""Madam," replied the lawyer, "If on
is on the right side If often Isn't neces
sary to lie at all."
(Oontrlbuti'd to Th Jaurnal by Walt Uaaon.
the fa mom Kanaita poet, ilia proia-portna art a
miliar featura of tbla column lu Tha lin.
Doubtless dames deserve thn hnllnt
! nnA Ih ntliar t Vi ( n i a , V. n . . . t n v. v
,...u w...an . me, ninii, x
won't stand around and argue I had
rather go and' fish. I have mot the
suffrage women, listened to their tale
of hope, bu.t not one of all the legion
Thyt'world. Is noW a little cage
Hung on a dusty street.
And with the sound of heavy wheels
Thy strains compete. t
Ah, if thou canst from Just the rays
That on thy prison, fall
Find and float forth thy happiness
So may w all I
So may w ll for littl things
, Pour out our hearts In praise.
And (n the sun of what w hav
Find Singing days. ' ?
. . Pkll Mall Gazette. .
- ..' Another Use. '' :
1 1 . t From Pubic.4 ' '
Smith I didn't-know you ewned a
mSlH,V?'h;!L.ti,e"ve auto gpggl. y ,
Smyth My wife haa hatpins,
could persuade me to elope. I can liston
Quite Dolltelv while atich imu '
plain their dream, btit I'd .never buy
them peanuts or Invite them to Ice
cream. I cart seem quite sympathetlo
while the suffragist orates, but I'd
neVer want to take her for a whirl on
roller skates. It is strange that lovely
damsols who don't care a whoop for
votes always have as many lovers as
a husbandman has shoats; men admire
them and adore them; lovers fret away
their lives till they have secured a
promise from these girls to tr their
tt. iiuj flbii, men w Dima ana, zooi
Teh, marrying these trifling glrls who .
otTo iiaunut iu recuuimena mem but
their starry eyes and curlsT Why not
hang the orange blossoms on 'the noble
suffrage dames, with their tra-gto eyes
and voices and their missions and their'
alms? Why not wed some worthy relio
with her sex's good in view, rather
than some blushing maiden' who has
charming syes of blue?
Cawrrtebt mi. br
arait MatUww Adams.'