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R8DAY, JUNE 30, 1904.
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They tall; of short-lived pleas
ure bo It so
Palu tiles as nulcltly: Stern,
Expires, and lets her weary
The fiercest agonies havo
And after dreams of horror
The welcome morning with Us
rays of peace.
Oblivion, softly wiping out
Makes the strong secret pangs
of shame to cease;
Remorse Is virtue's root; Its
Are fruits of Innocence and
Thus, Joy, o'erborno and bound,
doth still release
His young limbs from the
chains that round him
Weep not that tho world
changes did it heop
A stable changeless stale,
'twero cause to weep.
William Cullen Bryant.
THE DEMOCRATIC OUTLOOK.
The I.owiston Tribune, an Indepen
dent, conservative and Influential pa
per, and one of the closest students of
current politics In the entire North
west, In speaking of the democratic
outlook this year, says:
"The factional and fratricidal lights
in the democratic party lead most
people to think there is no chance for
the party this year, and the approach
ing convention at St. I.ouis Is there
fore looked upon more with curiosity
than as the deliberations of tho great
historical party of this country having
as its object the adoption of a living
creed and the selection of a national
ticket designed to be more in sympa
thy with tho ruling purposes of tho
.people than those of the opposition
"While at this time there is noth
ing to greatly encourago tho hope of
success, It Is well also to understand
that under any circumstances tho nil
noruy nas tremendous odds to face
that can scarcely bo overcome until
tiero Is a general rovulsion against
tho governing party.
"To begin with, most of tho states
re Incorrigibly wedded to one or an
oiner or tho political parties, like
New England, tho Northwest, Pennsyl-
anta, etc., to tho republican party
and the southern states to tho demo
erotic party, leaving a vory fow that
are tho real battlegroutid in the con-
ineso uouotiui states, or enough
them, are where tho work Is cen
tered and where, on reflection, any one
can seo that tho party In power can
carcely bo dislodged. Under the pros-
Memo iBtcni executive oruer, con
ferring pensions on all survivors of
Uic civil war, tho bureau Is now work
lag over time, at breakneck speed, dls
tTBwtfng tho treasury millions In Now
Tork, Indiana and Illinois.
"Tho other states, tho solid states,
are aro cut out until those doubtful
,tates havo been safely fixed In time
for tho good work to bo shown at tho
height of tho campaign.
.'"It Is now generally conceded that
.ikp president's timely ueo of tho treas
ury lias saved these states to tho par-
"There aro 600,000 officeholders In
Ibis country, outsldo of tho nrmy and
mvy departments and tho public
. "Of theso, say one-fifth, nro demo
.ants In tho solidly democratic states
Uut aro not affected by campaigns.
tTTMs makes an nrmy of half a million
: 'iwld and trained men at work for the
rty In power, with monoy, prestige
d lnnuence,Swhlloithelr opponents
.fcvro nothing butitbelr .democratic'
creed to work wlthTand plead for. ' '
"So In the doubtful states It 'Is up
4 hill work nt best. Tho power of placo
mm! patronage, when dovoloped as
they have been within tho last few
7trs In this country, aro onough to
swing the determining vote In closo
"ontests In the closo states.
"Of course, such a vast power as
Is now contrallzed In tho hands of tho
federal ndmlnlstrntlon Is subvcrslvo
of republican Institutions, especially
when wielded by nn erratic, Impulsive
and nmliKlous man with a meek ntid
muzzled party behind him, but still
thero nro enough free citizens left to
determine elections whenovcr, as said,
thero Is great dissatisfaction or rovul ;
sloti against (lie governing power.
"Such revulsion may come at any
time and may not come for nn ago.
It is oven possible than tho St. Louis
convention may present something
moro acceptable to tho people at largo
than the strenuous man, If elected,
would be, with the glory of election
to Inspire and assuro him, relloved of
ail restraints and with fresh sensa
tions to create ami moro records to
"There yet may be a way of pre
senting to the people the main ground,
and apparently the only ground,
upon which to defeat the nominee,
nnd all the desperate plunging, court
ing of dangers, military heroics, In
ternational sensations mid tho fever
ish stress and storm the next four
years may witness but tho outlook Is
good and besides there are too many
people who like that sort of thing as
long as tho gago Is not picked up and
tho costly penalties have not yet been
GUARD PENDLETON HOMES.
The Portland papers some time ago
exposed a plan of fiends In human
form to collect hundreds of young
girls throughout the West for pur
poses of shame at the St. Louis and
Lewis and Clark fairs.
At the time, this exposition of horri
ble facts was thought to bo a bit of
"yellow" Journalism, and was lightly
That such a plot does exist, and
that active agents are now at work In
thex cities of the Northwest, with this
nefarious purpose In view, Is now
known to bo true. Within the past
week, two brazen devils, In the shape
of women, from Portland, have visited
this city and It Is positively known
that they solicited young girls of
Pendleton, to engage, nt some future
time in dnnco halls and beer Joints In
St. Louis, and also In Portland.
Can anything bo moro horrifying
to mothers than this thought?
Can anything more arouse the right
eous indignation of a city than to
think that such fiends are being shel
Such vipers should be hunted down
and shot without ceremony. Such
debased criminals should receive no
mercy at the hands of courts nor Jur
ies. In spite of ail the loving caro
bestowed upon children, In spite of all
the sacred safeguards thrown around
the family altar, and In spite of all
the heartbreaking toll and pains In
rearing daughters In decency and
honor, yet theso murderous vipers
creep Into homes, unawares.
The associations of young daughters
cannot be too closoly . scrutinized
Tho vigllanco of tho household can
not bo relaxed. The stranger cannot
bo too rigidly studied before being ad
mitted to tho homo circle.
The East Oregonlan Is reliably In
formed that a list of young girls that
will bo avallablo for future use Is now
In the hands of Portland procurers.
As tho time ripens to make use of
them In beer gardens and dance halls
In tho cities, thoy will be quietly sent
It is a horrifying thought to parents
with growing daughters. It Is some
thing that cannot bo lightly passed
by. Every true man nnd woman is
Interested and must bo on tho alert.
WHAT 18 DEMOCRACY-
wero curncst In tho cause of liberty.
All tho prominent democratic leaders
were absent except Franklin, who was
In his dotago.
The spirit and intent of the conven
tion must not bo gathered from the
public utterances, but from tho min
utes of tho secret sessions. Hamilton
bolloved that tho autocratic English
constitution tho best model govern.
mont. Give tho rich and well born
class tho power In tho government
nnd thoy will not bo profited by
change, lienco will glvo a good gov
eminent. Madison said: "landed In
terosts are not secure In tho hands of
a democracy. The minority must be
protected against the majority.
Theso two men largely controlled
tho convention. Governor Ilandolph
said that "the Government must bo
nrotoctod from tho turbulency of dem
ocracv." Thus wn see tho spirit in
which our constitution was drafted.
Our government Is not democratic by
tho stilrit of tho framers of the con
stltiitlon, but by its Interpretation and
public opinion. rrogress.
THE COST OF WAR.
IlusUIn, In one of his eloquent pass
ages, declares that war would quick,
ly vanish from among tho civilized na.
Hons If tho ureal body of women
could once appreciate Its enormity
nnd unite In effort against It. The
same thine may be said of tho Chris
tain church and Its ministers. With
a common blub resolve upon their
part to be true to the principles of
the church's great founder, the Prince
of Peace, war and the military system
could not endure for a decade as a
regular feature In the life of tho com
monwealth of nations.
Thero is nothing so melancholy,
nothing so discouraging to tho worker
for tho peace and order of tho world,
as tho easy readiness ot multitudes
of Christian churches and ministers
to follow the multitude to do evil; to
abdicate their Ideals and high func
tions when their nation Is onco em
barked or once bent on unjust wnr,
and turn with the crowd from tho
harp and organ to tho drum and fife.
Tho hard, severe and unpopular hut
ennobling and commanding duties of
moral leadership are forgotten, and
the selfish motives and passions of
tho people are condoned nnd white
washed, and mid prayer and song the
worse Is made to seem the better rea
son. We havo spent $300,000,000 in tho
war with Spain about Cuba. Wo have
spent moro than that In the conquest
of the Philippines. Wo are In the
outer circle of the maelstrom of a
policy which larger armies, larger
navies, costlier forts, and more of
them, and all tho paraphernalia of tho
Old World militarism which wo havo
prilled ourselves on being free from
with the corresponding burdens of
taxation, the devotion to wasto and
dcstiiictlou of the Immense resources
wlilcli might otherwise go to develop
ment and forebodings, is not a stu
dent of history. Is tills way of spend
ing money a wise way? Is It protect
ive, is It good business, is it common
sense, does it pace n good road into
the future, Is it the economical and
promising way to secure tho results
wo claim to aim at, will it make us a
truer and safer democracy, and will It
help tho world? Wuh Sumner right,
was Longfellow right, or wero thoy
not, In claiming that, if half tho
wealth bestowed on camps, given to
maintain armies and navies, wero
given to redeem the human race, thoro
would soon be no need of armies and
navies? Edwin D. Mead.
Pendleton, Juno 30. Orators will
soon thunder forth that great slogan
of democracy, "A government of the
people, by the people, and for the peo
ple," on Fourth of July platforms
throughout the country.
But havo wo a government by tho
people? A government Is democratic
in tho proportion' to which It responds
to tho wHLof the people. Is our's re-,
If It were, two attempts to make our
constitution democratic would have
been successful. First in tho (senate
to lessen tho term nnd elect by di
rect vote. Second for direct vote
Any one, to understand n constitu
tion, should understand the purpose
for which it was adopted. When tre
understand this wo will find that our
constitution Is not, .democratic,
Tho constitution embodies tho (torn
lnatlvo views of tho eighteenth cen
tury. And yet wo look upon It on the
embodiment of democracy. It was
framed to defoat tho majority vote.
Wo aro attempting to uso it to accom
plish a majority vote.
Is tho instrument through which we
nro trying to roacn a democracy a
good ono? Tho ovldonco of tho Phlla
delphlaieonveiUon shows thattfbe aJjnJ-?.-.
ofJthofiathera waa riot t6 securomoro
democracy,1' but tioss. .Tiioy uia snot
believe In tho people. .It does not fol
low that these mon iwero not public
spirited. Thoy represented the con
sorvatlvo busihoss mon, those of prpp-(
orty, and had llttlo sympathy ,witu
the now ideas or popular ruio.
Tho members ot this convention
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MABLE HOWARD, THE SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE,
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Now pictures on tho vltascope. Now Illustrated songs.
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