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. -,. . nDcnnN. MONDAY, JUNE
rnbllshed ercry afternoon (Mcept Huuilny)
at rendleton, Oregon, by tlie
EAST OFJGONIAN PUBLISHING
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Hotel l'erklns, l'ortland, Oregon.
Member Scrlpps llcllne News Associa
tion. Ban Francisco Ilnrenu, 40S fourth St.
Chicago Ilureau, 1)00 Security Ilutldlng.
Washington, D. C. Ilureau, 001 14th St.,
Entered at Pendleton potofflce as seccond
To live content with Bmall
To seek elegnnee rather than
And refinement rather than I
To be worthy, not respectable; j
And wealthy, not rich; i
To study hard, think quietly,
Talk gently, act franiily;
To listen to stars and birds,
To babes and sages with open
To bear all cheerfully, do all
Await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual,
Unbidden and unconscious,
Through the common.
This is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing.
The women's clubs of Oregon have
closed the most successful year in tne
history of the state and will now en
joy a well-earned acatIon until Sep
tember. Oregon's proportion of the national
irrigation fund for the years 1901-2,
amounts to $910,961, and from the
rate of land sales this year, the
amount will be almost doubled by
the close of 1903.
The graduating exercises are all
over now. The sweet optimism and
poetry of student days must be cruel
ly shocked and blunted by the pro
saic task of holding down a Job aim
learning the reality of putting an
education to use.
The Umatilla Indian school stands
at the head of the list of reservation
schools in the United States and
Pendleton should show her apprecia
tion of the work of these teachers by
attending the closing exercises next
The republican press is worrying
about the Bryan-Cleveland controver
sy In the democratic party. There is
a good sized pill of their own which
must be swallowed before they need
to worry over Mr. Ilryan's troubles,
llanna has a long, long head and a
purse of equal dimensions, both of
which must be disposed of before
Roosevelt is olectod.
Pendleton Is not going to dismiss
the school room question, as it now
stands. Is she? Will the patrons of
the public schools allow another
school year to roll around without
making; an effort to relieve the situ
ation? The board should call a pub
lic meeting for the the purpose of
further discussing the subject. The
situatiou Is not to be improved by
"If hunglng would bring the girl
back to life, I would be glad to take
It." These were the words of the
man who filled up on Jealousy and
booze and hunted up a sweetheart
and shot her to death in Spokane,
last winter. Tho Jury had Just found
him guilty of manslaughter on some
unaccountable pretext, and this Is his
cowardly bluster, when he found that
lie was not going to hang. Why
didn't he think of this lie fore taking
her life? Why did he load a gun and
Ko out to kill an Innocent girl? This
combination of Jealousy and six
shooters, whiskey and .concealed
weapons, must be checked. It is be
coming so common that no life is ab
solutely safe In the community.
Thomas C, Powor, president of the
board of sheep commissioners of
Montana, says the reported stock
losses of that state are untrue and
that he never authorized the esti
mates credited to him. He says the
entire loss since Decemhor will not
reach S375.000, and that the stock
losses in the recent storms were con'
fined to hords in the mldBt of the
lambing season and to southern cat
tle which had Just arrived is Mon
tana. Further, he declares that the
storm was a blessing In disguise, as
the snow and rain that fell Insured
n good grass crop, and that tho herds
that would have been forced out of
Montana on account of a shortage of
feed will now remain to be fattened
and sent to market. It seems to be
a mania with newB gathers for the
Associated Tress to magnify calamity.
Italy, with un era of 110,000 square
miles, or about the size of the state
of Nevada, Iiub a population of more
than 32,0ud,000. According to offic
ial census figures, Italy has a popu
lation of lti,155.130 males and 10,320,
123 females. Until the last few years
Italy was the only country In Europe
that showed an excess of males over
females. The fact that females are
now In excess of males Is attributed
to emigration. The census in regard
to those who know how to read and
write Is not encouraging. In 1872 the
average was 31.2 per cent. In 1887
the compultory education act went
into force, hut 48.5 per cent of Ital
ians are still unable to read or write.
The newspapers express regret at the
difference between results and the
Inrge sums spend in education, and
advise that the education law be
more strictly enforced.
American medical colleges are
graduating 10,000 students each year,
while the actual needs of the coiin
try, according to medical Journals,
Is only 2500 per year. It is strange
that more young men do not take up
professions that are crying for grad
uates. The United States govern
ment enn not get civil engineers with
which to carry on the topographical,
geological and Irrigation work now
contemplated. The large cities are
constantly In need of sanitary nnd
estimating engineers. The large rail
way corporations feel a constant
scarcity of young men to do field work
and a mining engineer In the West
can command the highest salary of
any profession today. The median;
leal occupations are all in need of ex
perts. The locomotive nnd shipbuild
ing companies all need thousands of
designers nnd mechanical experts to
enable them to fill the orders they
have taken for several years In ad
vance. Joseph Chamberlain, the colonial
secretary of England, in a recent
speech said the greatest Issue before
that nation was the solidifying of her
people the union of forces, the unity
of purpose of all the varied races
under the Ilritish flag. He called at
tention to the pulling apart process,
constantly going on in all her colonl-
ul possessions. He said the spirit of
independence of Belf-government was j
weakening tho central power of the
national government. Too much of
her energy Is spent In holding herself
together. Too much money Is wasted
In keeping down internal trouble.
The peoples and countries compris
ing the Ilritlsh nation are so widely
divided In environment, Inclfr.a on
nnd mental station, that the solidify
ing process hns been slow. It Is dif
ficult to merge the Kaffir and the
Hindoo with the Australian and the
Scotchman at home. Their natures,
Ideas and standards are so widely sep
arated that one government standard
can scarcely hope to include them
in a real brotherhood.
As an example of the splendid gen
ius of the American and his ability
to meet emergencies fully prepared,
the present terrible floods In Kan
sas have brought out a new Illustra
tion. Tho city of Topeka did not have
sufficient boats when the flood came
to rescue the people from the north
side of the river, who wore being
driven from thoir homes. The situa
tion on Saturday night was terrible.
Topeka ordered stetim '.aunches built
and between dark Saturday even
ing nnd daylight. Monday morning,
three monster launches were built
and the homeless were belng'hro'.ight
to the city for shelter, Topeka is
not a boat town. All her navigation
is confined to skiffs and row boats,
yet within 3C hours sho adapted 'her
self to the needs of the people. Im
ported boat builders, material and
equlpmont and saved the flood vic
tims from death. Whon the river
goes down, the huge launches will ho
useless, The shallow river will not
permit of their UBe yot Topeka will
bo proud of them.
Thirty-six Alabama men have been
indicted by a federal grand Jury,
charged with holding negroes in po
onage or virtual slavery. .
The following lines in memory of
Itichard Lovelace, who med 250 years
ago, but whose, memory Is still kept
green by one song. Is from the lien
of S. J. Underwood in the Independ
ent. There comes ndown the years a song,
Stirring as bugle coll;
So clear and high, with duty strong,
Yet wondrous sweet withal.
Two centuries Its magic touch
Has Bwept the heart strings o'er;
"I could not love thee, dear, so much,
l.oved I not honor more?"
Darling of nil, of one the thrall
The story old, yet now
Off to the wars, mayhap to fall,
He wrote a farewell true.
A farewell brave and tender, &uch
We still its strain adore;
"I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not honor more."
O, never year but men have vowed
At feet of lady fair;
And turned their backs on love most
For truth to do and dare.
To one alone to voice his deed
Was given silver tongue;
Poor Lovelace gained at least this
Men love the song be sung.
Two centuries Its magic touch
Has swept the heart strings o'er;
"I could not love thee, dear, so much.
Loved I not honor more."
Washington Irving thus describes
a somewhat noted character who
flourished on the shores of the Tap
pan Zee, near the renowned city of
Manhattan, nearly 150 years ago, and
whose type is not yot quite extinct:
"He was a worthy, but lllstarred man
whose aim through life had been to
live in peace and quiet, for this he
had emigrated from Holland, driven
abroad by family feuds and wrang'
ling neighbors. He had warred for
quiet through the fidgety reign of
William the Testy and the fighting
reign of Peter the Headstrong, shar
ing In every brawl and rlbroasting In
his eagerness to keep peace and pro
mote public tranquility. It was his
doom. In fact, to meet a headwind at
every turn, nnd be kept in a constnnt
furore and fret by the perverseness
of mankind. Had he served on a
modern jury, he would have been sure
to have 11 unreasonable men opposed
Joaquin Miller was once journey
ing on foot and was overtaken by a
man with a wagon who gave him a
long ride. Tired of conversation the
poet drew a book from his pocket
and poured over it long and Biiently.
"What are you reading!" asked
the driver. "A novel of Bret Harte's,"
said Mr. Miller. "Well, now, I dont
see how an Immortal being wants to
be wasting his time with such stuff."
"Are you quite sure that I am an im
mortal being!" asked the poet. "Of
course you are." "If that is so," re
sponded Mr. Miller, "I don't see why
I need he economical of time."
In Wall Street, so dear papa says,
And here her head she eased
Still lower on his coat's lapel
The bears are getting squeezed.
Ami then she nestled closer still,
And oh, her face was fair.
As gazing up, she said, ah, me!
I wish I were n bear.
Contented sigh, a murmur soft,
What better proof could be
That, though the maiden was no bear
No more n chump was he.
Some time during the recent ses
sion of congress, Senator Beverldgo
was addressing the sennte at some
length. Senator Hunna, with some
other congenial spirits had taken
refuge from the flow of eloquence In
a cloak room. Presently It occurred
tp Mr. Hanna that he bad been absent
from the sennte chamber for some
time. "I must see what Is going on
inside," ho explained, and hobbled
to the door, returning directly, he
explained to his friends: "It's all
right, the Wabash Is still overflowing
Tutullla, May 31.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT.
The Rocky mountain goat was the
only one of the larger wild animals
that we saw all others seem to
have become extinct, or nearly so.
In 1859, although even at that time
game was known to lie scarce, Dr.
Hector, In 23 days, while traversing
the same ground as ourselves, killed
or saw bear, moose, wapiti and moun
tain sheep, besides goat. Only 10
years ago Mr. Green, when traveling
In the Selkirk ranges of the Uockles,
found that the so-called goat "was
comparatively tame from never hav
ing been disturbed," and sain that It
"was Inclined rather to seek our
company that to shun It," and men
tioned an Instance of a full-grown
animal coming "within five yards" of
nimseir anti his two companions.
I do not think that they ever came
within 2500 yards of us. In August,
wnne encamped in the Upper Yoho,
we saw 17 in a clump at about that
distance, and never saw any others
closer, mough It may be done occa
slonnlly. By a rare piece of good for
tune, one of tho Swiss guides, sta
tioned at Field, captured a kid in tho
early port of the season (1901.) The
little animal was tied up at the back
of the Mt. Stephen House, and became
nearly domesticated In .the course of
a couple of months. Hasler sold
treasure to nn Am Er -The
ond It went to Philadelphia. The
smaller wild animals, however, wore
numerous, and not difficult to catch
but some did not thrive and died In
conflnement.-From "A New '
ground in the New World," by Ed
ward Whymper. In the Juno Scrlb
tier's. TOURIST AND PIONEER.
The fleet-footed tourist swoops down
on the West
With a glimmer of diamonds, a sm
felt of nerve
He flashes his bank notes nnd hints
the request '
That the whole busy coimtrj nib
pleasure should serve.
His ticket Is good on the lightning
express, , , ,
The flunkeys all thirst for his har
Hut his bluster falls flat with the
men who came West
When your busiest street was a
dim pony trail!
He can tell you the woes of the over
The long two-day journey, tho dust
How to Btarve for two hours on the
When the cook in the diner got
drunk on the way.
The tenderfoot shudders to hear him
How the manners of Westerners
make him turn pale
But his fuming don't ruffle the hero
Who laid out your streets by the dim
The tourist may know all the operas
But his soul never tnsted the rap
tures that steal
From the old martial music of pio
The crack of the bull whip, the
creak of the wheel!
He may know all the authors, and
read the late books
But the light of his wisdom to
In the light of the Epic locked up In
Of tho men who built towns on tho
old pony trails!
BRITAIN'S POSTAL BANKS.
The fact Is odd: The postoflice
savings banks of Great Britain ore
technically Insolvent. Their deposits
at the end of the year were $700,000,
000, their assets only about ?G70,0(in,
000. Nobody worries about a little thing
like that; the government is respon
sible. Of course the discrepancy
rose from the high prices the depart
ment was forced to pay for national
bonds before the Boer war. Tho low
ering of the rate of Interest allowed
Is nn obvious cure.
The postal banks were authorized
In 18G1 and nearly $10,(kj,li0il were
deposited the first year. Some later
developments nre curious. By the
"slip" system a sum so small as two
cents can be deposited. Deposits can
be withdrawn by telegrapn. School
savings banks are recognized, but
are not very successful, owing to the
superior attractions of sweets as a
medium of Investment.
A feature of the postal banks is
that through their agency depositors
can buy small fractional portions of
THE MAKING OF MAN.
Flame of the spirit and dust of the
This is the making of man:
This Is his problem of birth
Bom to all holiness, born to all crime.
Heir of both worlds, on the long slope
Climbing the path or God's plan;
Dust of the earth in his error and
Weakness nnd mallco and lust.
Yet, quivering Up from the dust.
Flame of the spirit, unleaplng and
Yearning to God since from God is
This is man's portion, to shape as
Flame of the spirit and dust of the
This In tho making of man.
Prlscllla Leonard In Outlook.
Professor Cnrrle has announced to
the French Academy of Sciences that
radium possesses tho extraordinary
proporty of continuously emitting heat
Without eOmllllStlon without lOinmlnnl
change of any kind In its molecular
structure. Itanium, he states, main
tains Its own temperature at a point
1.5 degrees centigrade above the sur
rounding atmosphere. The quantity
oi neat evolved is such that a pure ra
dium salt will melt more than its own
weight of Ice, every hour, snd half a
pound of salt radium will evolve In
one hour heat equal to that generated
by burning one-third of a cubit foot
or hydrogen gas. Despite this con
stant activity, the salt apparently re
mains Just as potent as It was at the
Husband (angrily) I nover saw a
woman as hard to please as you are.
Wife (calmly) My dear, you forgot
that I married yoit. Chicago Dally
From the dull mist of a gray May
The "blue skies struggling through
And gray hyacinths lift up their
Above forget-me-nots blue
A saber gray nnd a tattered flag,
A enp ond n rusted sword
Tell of the valor of him who lies
Asleep 'nenth tho granite board!
AH daughters are wo, of a common
Mourning our dead togethor;
Scattering flowors ovor their graves
Bluebells and soft, gray heather.
Bring laurel to dock the granite
Green leaves and roses gay
To pillow tho valiant graves of
Who wore the blue and tho gray.
Fifty people were injured Sunday
in a street car collision In San Fran
cisco. Gray's Harbor
We Don't Keep Everything
But we uo Keep n good big
stock of utce dry Flooring,
Ceiling, Rustic and Finish,
in all grades . Also all kinds
of Dimension Lumber, in
cluding Lath and Shingles.
Our stock of Doors, Win
dows, Moulding, Building
and Tar Paper aud Apple
Boxes is complete, aud any
one in need of Lumber will
not be wrong in placing
their order with the : : :
Gray's Harbor Com. Co.
Opp. W: & C. R. Depot
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Cor V. Alta and Lillith Sts.
L. Neff, formerly of the Hotel
Alta, has chatge of the Old Dutch
Henry Feed Yard, and would be
pleased to care for our horses.
Plenty of stalls, large corrals for
loose horses and cattle. Hay and
grain for sale. Chop mill in con
nection. Water tankS
We make a Specialty of Building Round
We make them right and the)
always give satisfaction. Our
work is never slighted or botched.
Pendleton Planing Mill
and Lumber Yard.
Roiiert Forster, Prop,
GOOD SOUND WOOD
Is always received when you
piace your order with us.
Fir. Tamarack and
Why buy poor coal when vou
can get the best for the same
Telephone Main 5 J
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DUr die of 1(h) amnh . I
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i iveai estate, ft,
some nice homes that'
be sold. Choice xu
Lots. Alfalfa I
acre to 160. Wheat
tracts from 160 aci
On A flf tho nnast ...M.
HPnnlprnn 11 .n
provements; pretty lawn:
96,500. $2,500 down, balance
Annlt.A I 1
.nuumcr reaiueuce rooai
bath, sewerage, electric lighti
lawn, shade trees, within three
of Main street, $2,500,
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uuicr uuimes ana iou iron)
in ice residence lots. sim.
Un.U nu. -r- n
Easy Terms. Where Desired
C. D. BOYD. Ill Court
Repair your homes or
of business by having them
ed or papered.
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SAVES the HORSE
SAVES Jthe MAN
SAVES the MONEY
J. A. Smith
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