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By TL B. Copeland, U. D.
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Nihil Nisi Bonum
r There fa the good old Latin phrase: "De rnortuia, nihil
nisi bonum:" ("Concerning the dead, nothlnjf save ivnls&t
The, Portland Telegram and the Portland Journal take ad
vantage of the silence which, this role imposes. In the mat;
ter of the late proceedings in disbarment with respect to Mr.
Joseph, the court expunged its findings from the record s
is customary When death intervenes before the final adju
dication of a matter. Newspapers opposed, to the Joseph at
titude to the court, accepted this action, and have dealt
most kindly with Mr. Joseph's memory with . reference
thereto. They should continue in this course.
. Whether or not they will continue - to do so may de
pend in part on the attitude of the Portland papers men
tioned. The Telegram takes occasion to strike fit Judge
Skipworth, who perforce must remain silent and make no
reply. It says: , -
Tor Henry L. Bergman, common thief, bat rarer of a import
ant trust, Jo.s SklsworUi a trains a polat and strains tna ntr
of merer. Bat what sympathy or kindness ha fi show to Goors W.
Joseph a man of stainless honor and unblemished reputation: a
man whose splendid qualities Judf e Skipworta knew well from lbag.
"To loot a bank; to bring anxiety and distress oa hnndreda
of balplaas deposit on; to outrage pnbUe decency these we moat sup
pose, are negligible offenses, readily condoned; but ta spead aloud
aafaTorable opinions; to plead for tha wishes of the dead and ta
rights of tha liTing; to stand boldly or honor and Justice thus
are alas for which Judge Sklpwortn apparently has no mercy."
May we say to the Telegram that we feel it renders a
disservice to the memory of Mr. Joseph. There Is no need
to reopen a bitter controversy. There will be no reply to this
comment, not because a reply is not ready, but out of respect
for Mr. Joseph. His restless, "combative nature has at last
found peace. "In pace requiescat" If those like The States
man which arose to defend the supreme court against un
warranted attacks, are willing to end what now becomes a
bootless controversy, then surely the friends of Mr. Joseph
should acquiesce and refrain from prolonging it.
' We have more to do in this state. than to engage in a
war of the roses over the deeds of the dead. The attitude of
the Telegram would make a controversy now ended and ex
punged an continuing feud. Let us have peace instead.
MA11 Quiet' Too Noisy
Just as we said, so realistic was the war film "All Quiet
on the Western Front," that it would be hard to recruit a
squad for army duty after that exhibition. That of course
makes it a capital film, for showing the emptiness as well as
the sordidness of mass production in war-nmrder; but-some
folk think the film ought to be suppressed for just that rea
son. Here is a end-out dealing with 'All Quiet" :
.i May we solicit your Influence to help prohibit Unlrersal's film
All Quiet on tha Western Front? This is tha most braces propaganda
film erer made in America. It undermines beliefs is tha arar and in
authority. Moscow Itself could not hava produced a mora aubvereiTu
film. Its continued uneeaaored exhibition especially befor. Juven
iles win gt far to raise a race of yellow-atreak alackers and dislorla
fsts. Domes tie statecraft common sense and plain ereryday patriotism
demand instant suppression of such vicious propaganda. It la Im
portant to act promptly. Accept please our arory respect and thanks.
No, that isn't set out by the past president general of
the D. A. RThor by Fred. Marvin, nor others of the profes
sional -watch-dogs who bark at passing pacifists. It is the of
fering of Major Frank Pease, president of the Hollywood
Technical Director's institute. That is all we know about him.
tVe vouch neither for his military title nor his civil office. His
statement speaks for itself.
But the very reason why Pease thinks the film should
be censored is the reason it should be further exhibited. Let
irrifK lmv What mndpni war ii then thev should know
whether to shout for it at the
doodle politician tnat comes aiong.
- Settling the Tariff Question
One of the important reasons why President- Hoover
. . . w'm 9mU 11 U A - s a u
signed tne nawiey-omoot tanu dui was, as ne saia, to seine
the question, get it out of the realm of controversy. Yet in
the same statement in which he made this declaration he
pointed to the flexibility provision as one of the redeeming
features of the measures. No sooner was the bUJ signed than
senators both of the jackass and hl-jacker breeds started to
call on the .tariff" commission to launch investigations op
various commodities including: shoes, furniture,' cement,
shovels, grass hooks, bells, wire fencing, and scythes.
Thus tariff-making promised to enter into the field of
continuous performance. Instead of. being settled, it would
appear to be permanently unsettled. It remains, to be seen
. however whether the tariff -commission will really func
tion or whether It will merely rub its eyes and turn over
for another jaooie.
s The material submitted and the testimony taken at
hearings in connection with the writing of .the recent tariff
is said to be enough to fill two sets of Encyclopedia Britan
nicaa. Only some one with the plodding patience of Con
'gressman Hawley would try to study much of this material.
e commission, has a hie
iff studies on the scale which the initial requests indi
te. ' ;
The Vacation Season
l Now that the Fourth is past the country can anticipate a
good vacation season. It la timely. The country needs a vaca
"tioa. Business men need it. Trying to answer that eternal f ool
;lsh question -Howg business" has run them ragged. They
Jieed two weeks in the mountains, far away from debit and
credit, where they can get fried trout, brush away the yellow
jacketsTand get restful sleep on hemlock boughi. When they
3! be living again, not just vibrating' on concrete streets be
tween home and office. Up in the heights, where things are
free ; water and air and a place to sleen and. fish; they will get
.the weariness rabbecLoct of their brains and. healthy .tan w&l
replace the tried look about the eyes. . -
1"a I. After a fortnight's rest and play, then back to work ; able
-to eat and sleep ; able to work and plan; able to succeed. '
i f - ? We have no patience with those humans who make fun of
'Vacations. What then do they live for? And how long can
.they keep the pace without a break? Keeping fit is the first
essential for success; and a
' Hunter Brothers just hitched their heap to' a star. Ne wander they
could stay up ao long. Capt. Ktagaf erd-Smita flew a secona-kknd plana
around the world. A good boost for used machines- -
Portland. Ptcm WJ Bids.
Uf aaewa. W. m
j a ju. w ru
1 rtarte advance.
patrioteering of every flap-
term if it is going to go into
vacation is one wayof keeping
-'H!trt always afraid ot tha
wordhydrophobiar. It has a sin
ister sound, and used to ba - tha
eausa of a craat Baaar " daatha.
This was before Pasteur gare to
tha world tat
beaufit .of his
trearstest . for
tha disease. y
tha timely - una
ot his treat
ment by inocu
need. e!i af tha-
dlaeasa at the
Of Utoso who
'dogs UtUy about
If par cent de
velop Hit dis
ease. The" large
bitea are in-
u ' tllatat by
healthy dogu, and aueh Utas ttian
nothing bayond tha ordinary dan-
aur tnat aocompany any wound.
'Hydrophobia isaa Infections
dlsaata caused by a particular
germ watca haa neea commanW
catad by as animal' to thsT bitten
tissue. Maufr aomeotla animals are
unjact to raWes. This Is true of
eats, dots, lwraati eattla, swine;
aa vol) as akunku and "WolTea.
Wolras seem to ba tha moat aan
carons af all anlmabi la this,
respect, bat few of us ar Ukely
to meat them. '
la riew of tha danger of rabies,
ft Is Import anL to find out wheth
er or not tha biting dog is really
ratyd. This is dona by axamining
tha- brain of tha animal after it
has been. ttuad.vjaa soon aa a
person Is bitten tha wonsd ahould
ba allowed ta bleed as much aa
Possible. Than It ahould be eau
terhmd with carbolls or nitric
add, applying it carefully so as
to keep from burning large
aurfaea at tha akin.
Whoa a person is bittaa by an
animal ana should notify tha
Health Department or . health
officer at once for adrloa oa what
to do and Cor treatment. It it la
fonnd that tha dor bad rabies: it
wm ba necessary ta take tha Pas
teur treatment, which conttaues
arar a parlatf ot about twenty
days. Any local or State Board of
Health riU gixa you adTlca on
wkat to do.
It a dog Is snspected ot being
mad ft should ba kept under ab
aerratlon In a suitabla place.
Withla fire or aix days It will grre
erery arideaca of' thaj diseasa and
onlekly die. Then Its! brain Is az-i
amhted to rerlfy tha diagnosis.
uoc lorers do not like to mus-
tle their pets. But tha only sure.
way to stamp out j hydrophobia
and make the pubHe safe from the
disease is to insist on dogs wear
ing muzzles In public places.
It takes from three to eight
wueica. or eren longer, for tha
diseasa to develop. Toward the
end of the incubation period the
bitten person becomes irritable,
wakeful and depressed. He haa
aeadaehea and farer and soon his
muscles becomes rigid. Swallow
ing becomes rery difficult and ha
has great fear in drinking because
of the pain It causes, hence the
word meaning fear of water.
... Of Old Oregon
Town Talks freaa The Seal
aaaa Our Fatbers Bead!
July 6, 1905
Fire ot unknown origin broke
out ia the town ef McCoy. Polk
county, yesterday afternoon and
consumed the dwelling, grocery
store and blacksmith of r. If.
Miller. The blase also threatened
A steel brakebeam dropped and
caused derailment of a car load
ad with pickles. .The accident
happened near the reform school
and caused the freight to be be Id
up for nearly fire hours here.
Roy Brown, who lire on the
Garden road, was badly burped
about the face and arms yester
day as resuH of a cartridge ex
ploding. A large number of people
from this city witnessed tha fire-'
works on top of hit Hood last
For You For Today
The floor ef an iMimM,
ia 41 feet vide at an end. aa
feet at the other, and its area
SSS square yards. What Is its
I558.lt. Explanation Sub
tract .29, .id, and .125 each from
1. Divide the first result Into
868.59, the second result Into that
quotient, and the third result In
to th HMItA HMthm Bat,
- ' 1
0. 50 from the last Qaotfeat -
Prizes worth more than
hare been offered for the best
fire examples ot roadside beautt-
flcauon in a content conducted by
the Missouri highway depart
meat. -, ,., . ; . . .
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Che SEA BIRD DP
By BEN AMES WILLIAMS
Ones the tow was nailer -war
tt ntored awlftlr. Mem on the
Sally breathed again. Then, af
ter a time, they saw Brander and
his men had stopped rowing and
vreagnt ineir ooat aiongaua tne
whale. DaaTs glass revealed
Brander dizain and hackin .at
the earcasa with the boardiaz-
la due time Brander came'
back alongside, and long before
he reached the Sally, Jtenl eonfd
see tne exuitauon la the fourth
mate's ayes. As ther slid oast
tha bow, Brandsr's men tauntedl
those who had Jeered at them.
They Were like men who had
turned the tables on their ene
mies. Dan'! was uneasy.
The boat slid Into position, the
men hooked on the taekles. then
climbed aboard the gaily. They
swung on' the falls, tha boat rose
rata its cradle; and Brander
turned to Dan'l.
"It waa worth the emeu, Mr.
Tobeyi" b said pleasantly.
He pointed into the boat.
Danl looked, and aaw three huge
chunks of black and waxy stuff
black with yellowish tints
showing through and he smeU
ed a faint and musky fragrance.
He looked at Brander.
-What Is it?" he asked, "What
do you think you're found V
Ambergris." said Brander.
"Three big chanka. foUr little.
ones. . Close to three hundred
One-eyed Mauger ehuekled at
"And worth three hundred dol
lars' a pound." he cackled.
"Worth the smell. Mr. fobey!"
Brand ar's find ef ambergris
laid carefully upon the deck, stu
died by Nell Wing end the offi
cers aa their knees, set! tha Sal
ly buzzing with the clack of
tongues. . ,
There waa a romance la the
stuff itself that caught attention.
It came from the rotting carcass
of the largest thing that lives
from tha heart of a rast stench;
yet' Itself amelled faintly end
fragrantly of musk, and! had the
ta OLMMT First
Back te Blurkfaee 'ha Wastrci Saery. fht is made ta order
for Al, and it's Al'Talking, AJ-fiinglag. Al-Iughiag. "You
aiat serii anything so funny tOl you sea Jobe ia this
t. snrtiaaige or aaJuetaelsy.
and far ay nra of Tow days. Salens arm get K greatest
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if"' ' " '
power of multiplying any other
perfume thousandfold. Not a
man on the Sally had seen e bit
larger than a cartridge before;
they studied ,lt handled it, mar
veled at it.
At last Cap'n Wing stood up
stiffly from bending over the
lumps of ambergris. He looked
"It's ugly enough," he said.
"You're sure it's the stuff you
"Yes, sir, quite sure."
"What's It worth?"
"Hundred and fifty to three
hundred dollars a pound price
Noll looked at tha waxy stuff
"It don't look It. How mnch
is there ot it?"
"Close to 390 pounds."
Noll's lips moved with the
computation. He said. In a voice
that was hushed ia spite of him
self: "Close to ninety thousand dol
lars!" Brander smiled.
"That's the maximum, of
"You've done the rest of us a
service. Mr. Brander," Dan'l To
Brander looked at him, and an
Imp of mischief gleamed in his
"The rest of you?" he echoed
quietly. "I was sent out to' re
move the carcass, not to dissect
it. The digging for this was my
private enterprise. Mr. Tobey.
Old James Tichel, the second
mate, gasped under his breath.
Dan'l started to speak, then
looked toward Cap'a Noll Wing.
It was for him to deal with Bran
der's claim. Noll stared at the
precious stuff on the week, and
at Brander, and he said nothing.
Brander smiled. He called Mau
ger to come aft and help him, and
proceeded with the utmost care
to clean tha lumps of ambergris.
Ha paid no further heed to. the
men about him. Noll went be
low; and ralth, who had listened
without speaking, folowed him.
Danl and old Tichel got together
8howlag in Oregoai
by tha after ran and talked In
whispers. Willis Cox, the third
mate; etood watching. The
young man's eyas were wide sad
his cheeks were white. These
seven ugly chunks that resembled
hard, dirty-yellow soap worth
more than the whole cruise ot the
Sally might be expected to pay.
They caught Willis imagination r
he could not take his eyes from
Brander had Mauger fetch
whale-oil; he washed the amber
gris ia this as tenderly as a
mother bathes a child. The
black disappeared; it became an
even, dull yellow. Hera and
there, bits ot the bones of the j3
gaatie squid on which tha cacha
lot feeds. The faint, persistent
When the cleaning was done,
Mauger fetched steelyards and
they weighed the lumps, slinging
each with care. The larger ones
were ao heavy that they had to
make the scales fast to the rig
ging. The largest weighed 74
pounds and a fraction; the next
was II; the third, 48. The four
smaller lumps weighed together,
tipped the beam at 19 pounds.
The seven totaled 202 pounds.
Mauger waa. disappointed at
"I took 'em to weigh 500 any
ways." he complained.
(Continued on Page 4)
Last lines Tt
HOOTS LATEST ALL
Also Talkinx Comedy, News
aal Serial -Hawk cf tae
HiaV Special lliekey
Uoose Prosram Starts at
13 p. ta. ; -
By B I HENDXUCK3
On our "flax industry. Of the
approximately 5000 acres of flax
IK Wrested e that win soon
atata tlax ladustryrlaO acreal
was planted to
JrTed --Si .; Thif, will mean
around 2600 acres planted to this
Improved seed next year, or a litj
tie better than alfht eeiea U ItJl
tor ana acre ia IMO-r
And that wm moan a aInlUj
17.100 acres la pedizTeed ited
flax la M. tht trowta of the
aeraaga ahall.be tharfast. XJ la
possible to grow flax from this;
seed that will yield as high aal.
00 pounds to tha acre or fJbar. .
Flag fiber la ao? tery low in
price. Tha beat line ar long ;
Ua fiber la seUlnght 21 coats
a pound. But that means a yiald :
at $ttO from aaer for br .
alone, with aa addition f $10 to1
te an acre tor the seed, and
something from by-products, such
at bolls tor stock food and aaver
at dollars for tha ahirea, -
S N :
The United State - consul at
Belfast, Xrelaad. siwk to tha Sa
lem chamber of commerce soma,
weekx- ago on -the flax. Industry
of that -country and district. He
acknowledged that h knew
nothing about that phase of the
Industry, but ha ? said , aa Irish
spinner told him the J. W. S. lm
prorved seed flax, making a large .
straw, yielded a coarse and low
grade fibr. This has not been
found, to be the ease here, and it
is certain that the Irish spinner
wad prejudiced, and ''talking
through his hat."
Flax fiber is peculiar. It is so
fine that each lea r measure of
it can. still be divided, no matter
hew fine raa be divided until It
is too small to ba seen with the.
naked eye. It ia not reasonable to
oppose that a large straw's shirt
win be enclosed with' a fiber leas
fine than a small straw's ahive.
Flax fiber does not grow that,
a S V
The fact is. this United States
consul aid ha came 0000 miles
on his way to Salem to see his
first scutching - machine. The
Irish spinners are among the best
ia the world, but their growers.
and those who separate the fiber
from the straw, are 6000 yeara
behind the times, as compared
with our Salem district growers
and those who treat the product
up to the fiber stage here.
The stats flax plant is con
stantly making improvements;
many not seen elsewhere In the
world. There is a new. machine
built here, for the handling of
tow. The grading processes' are
up to date, and more room haa
recently been added tor this
work. And so it goea.
There is a new parts house,
just finished, in a convenient lo
cation,' for tha extra parts of
pulling machines, from tha first
model to the last. This will make
a great convenience for the men
operating palling machines in
flax harvest all over the district.
The Western Board Products
company, in Its plant being fin
ished near tha stata fair grounds,
will use the shires ef the state
flax plant, paying f C a ton. This
will help te make possible the
building up of a great industry
here, and it will make a new
aource of income tor tha stata
flax Industry. While the ahirea
have some fuel value, it does not
run near to 40 a ton. "
This II a ton Is free oa hoard
Coat in nous
a to 11 p. m
TODAY - TOMORROW .
" present their
GLdRIFIC ATION OF ItlN
ABMAKD A ClOROT '
JOSB MERC ADO
Aj x - -x-r r- iV Voce .w
thenars tn-the prison yard. The
loading Will be oonsv mecnano-
attyj tha sMtea TrUl M Mown
through PlPf;t V"f,i
tha freight 3rUl amount to little
more than switching charges.
Some aow aeureur of Income
and sariags will have to ba found
tof of fset the law, prices of fiber.
It I the present contract prices
paid to the farmer for his flax
are to'be maintained. As was
said yesterday, the Mat long line
fiber biisga only tt centa now,
nosing dowa $4 15 coots a, pound
for Interior grades. This Is about
the lowest in history. .Not long
ago. tha best line fibers brought
71 cents -pound, and quite re
cently to cents.
' . , y
Also, upholstering tow Is down.
It was a tew years ago around
1100 a ton. It is now. C0, in car
lots, and 178 a ton in leii than
' . j
There . is likely, to oa a time
soon, if not heglnnrag next year,
when the state will bare to pro
tect independent processors by
not .of ferns-. farmers., too , aiga
prices for tbfir Jexprices, ai
which vriTato eeacerng wuinot
be able tov.compete. and make
reasonable returns: Bat it ta. Uke
ly that flax will be, for a long,
long time, the'heat field crop that,
can be grown- here; the most
profitable and one" of tha most
beneficial to the land in a proper
rotation series. - . 1 !
Something more should bo
said about tha way tha inmates
ot the prison work in the stata
flax Industry. They are as faith-.
ful on the average as men la
similar employment on the out'
side. There ara aereral reasons
for this. They are tha only In
mates getting a daily wage. They
get ftOOO to 13000 a month, run
ning from 2 5 cents a daj up. This
gives them spending money,; of
goes to their dependents on the
outside, or fs accumulated ' in the
office against their times of re
lease, furnishing them' starts ia
life on the outside.
Such- considerations render
these men a saving section,, of the
whole number ot inmates. They
have something at stake. They
know, too, that they are engaged
In a torn of work that is building
an industry that will eventually
provide every inmate worker a
dally wage. And they know that
time Is growing near.
Superintendent Meyers says
there are mora than 200 men ia
the Oregon penitentiary -who
might with safety be paroled; a
considerable proportion of them
not eligible for parole at all, : un
der present statutes. This would
aid materially in curing the eon-'
gestlon at the prison, besides it
would be a means ot protecting
rather than Injuring . society at
large. . ,r '-K
Holding a man In prison lung .
beyond the time when ha might
with perfect safety be released
becomes a form of rindlctira
punishment, which Is against tha
letter and spirit ot the Oregon
constitution, aa It. is likewise
contrary to tha tenets ot modern;
penology, to say nothing of com
mon sense. - t V? Vr--
There "wera 90t iamaiea in the .
Oregon " prison on Thursday,
against the high mark ot 90S a ,
few weeks ago; tha average for
June being 000 and a fraction.
(This column will tomorrow
hare soma comments aa our pa
role system.) , j
in the wise
that keep westeir
showb their rt
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