Weekly Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1900-1924, September 30, 1904, Page 2, Image 2

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CIRCULATION (SWORN) OVER 4000
'With calmness an 1,: confidence we
await tho "people's verdict." Judge
Parker. That' right, Judge, though
wo : knew it all along.
The Big Stick is still supreme. Gov
ernor Mickey of Nebraska, will attend
tbo launching of the battleship named
after bis state, at Seattle on October
sd. '- ' - '".
It is reported that Bryan i to "work
overtime" in: the Indiana rampaign.
That ' will ' settle Inliana. He worked
oyertime ia that state during two other
campaigns and we are real glad be is
going again. -
Befiator Clark of Montana, having
'financed" the national Democratic
roinmittee and the state eommittee of
his own state, is going to furnish the
stuff for the Democrats of Indiana. The
death straggle against plutocracy must
be won if it takes a good share of the
wealth of one of the riehent of the
Mosey Devil Plutocrats in the eniira
United States. '
The New York WoriVi says there sre
no statements in Parker's letter that
"will not ring as true a month hence as
they do now." Ko one ia liable to take
ismte with the World on that statement.
Theywill ring just al.iit "as true"
then as they do now. Time will not
affect, that part of it. Hut all time
will not make them ring trnev
."Shall our government stan I for
equal opportunity or for special privi
leges f Jb lg - Parker.- An ! yet,
here is the indga himself, hr and
raised poor' farmer's, hoy, anff milk
ing his own cows yet, actually a candi
date for the highest 'ofSee in the world!
Sounds precisely like a great leal of
Jefferson x rot while 'Washington f was
Prcsi lent.. .
I "Shall we cling; to the rule of the
Ieople r shall we, embrace beneficent
despotUmf" Judge Parker. Well,
that would depend 'upon th' bent of
one's mind, but, as for us, give us Ted
dy with the perfect freedom everholy
enjoy a nJ a country unusually pros
perous. We admit our ignorance as to
what a "beneficent deapotiain" is, but
even admitting it to be a sort of melli
flous sweetness, we still prefer TedJy .
With what a feeling, of Inexpressible
satisfaction' must a man 'admire his
good fortune, thrust upon him by the
partiality of ah 'over-kind Providence,
as he .finds himself able, off hand, to
decide when the-, people of the entire
State have "bad a measure foisted up
on thenvby a.few designing bosses!"
haviag .in mind, say, the direct pri
mary law. One of the inequalities of
this turbulent life that troubles us as
we journey' through it, is illustrated by
the fact that , we occasionally find such
a man, one who knew all along that
the 'bosses inaugurated and secretly
'Worked-fqr the direct primary, law, and
actually "foisted" it upon the people
of the. entire state, and by a majority
of nearly 50,000 one of the blackest
features of the infamous plot . beiig
that the people .didn't know it! It
.will, indeed, be a cold daw when we
get ahead of the bosses in the "foist
ing" business.
'For two years I suffered ter
ribly from dyspepsia, with great
depression, and was slways feeling
poorly. I then tried Ayer's Ssrss-
5 trills, and was soon a new man.'
oun McDonald, Philadelphia, Pa.
Don't forget that it's
"Ayer's" Sarsaparilla tha,t
will make you strong and
hopeful. Don't waste
your time and money by
trying some other kind.
Use the old, tested, tried
and true Sarsaparilla.
Sl-Masaui. AUIraates.
TT,r $oct"r h ha thinks of 'this
vr&mt oU laiuilr raedtcina. Follow
.atc u4 w m bo aaUaflaaT
If you are bilious ar constipited,
use the old, tested, tried and true
Ay er'a Pills. Gently laxative.
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AltEougb Senator Fulton Is generally
conceded to te a pretty good lawyer,
hi reasoning in support of the eonelo
rion that the direct pi i ma ry law is un
constitutional, is plainly lame in its
principal aaalyris, '
Mr. Pulton rests hi case upon the
statement that "the constitution of the
state provide the qualification of the
voter, and .the Legislature cannot add
to nor take iruta these qualifications,
nor imjire any additional condition to
the right to vote." And to this be adds
the statement ; that "in requiring the
voters to register their political faith,
it Is certainly unconstitutional." ;
' Hut the constitution only "provides
the qualifications of voters" at general
ejections, and the primary law only pro
vide qualifications ; at the primary
election. Plainly there is no conflict
here, for tbc constitution knows noth
ing of such a contrivance as a primary
election. . . . " - "-
The constitution only take cogniz
ance of the voter, as such, when be
arrives at the polls on election day,
and since that instrument makes no
mention of primary elections nor of any
other manner of selecting candidates
for office, it! is presumed that any nom
inating law hat does not interfere with
the right of the voter at the polls is to
be considered constitutional.
A la which would require a voter to
register his: jiolitieal faith before be
could vote at a general election would,
no doubt, bo unconstitutional, bnt this
is not the case under the direct primary
law.
If a voter should refuse to give bis
political faith at a primary election it
would, of course, exclude him from par
ticipating in that election, but it would
have no effect upon his right to vote
at the general election, and as has al
ready said, the constitution only' pro
vides qualifications for those who are
to -vote for officers, and not for those
voting for 'candidates. It would seem
nothing conld be plainer than this. .
A primary election in not an "elec
tion" in the meaning given that word
in the constitution. The men who are
chooen at a primary election are not to
perform any of the duties prescribed
under the constitution. Their function
is entirely outside anything contem
plated in tlut instrument and is not of
a permanent duration. A primary elec
tion is something entirely outside the
constitution, and any law governing
one, therefore, that did not abridge the
right of the voter at a general election,
would be constitutional. The direct
primary law does not do this when it
requires a voter to register bis political
faith at a primary election.
And the Senator is evidently wrong
in his statement that "the Legislature
cannot impose any additional condition
to the right to vote other than those
provided by the constitution." Indeed,
in . his later statement be admits the
fallacy of bis entire-theory by refer
ring to the fact that our present general
registry law is constitutional. The ob
ligation to register is not one ot the
qualifications "provided by the const!
tion." It is "an additional qualifica
tion," which the Senator had just said
the Legislature had no right to impose,
yet which he admits has been constitu
tionally done!
The grounds upon which the Senator
bases hiv ability: to "beat the direct
primary law in the Supreme Court,"
are not well taken, though it has defects
which eaa be easily cured by tbe next
Legislature. Thia was Itelieved to le
the case by many thousands who voted
for it, among whom was tbe writer.
Hut it is as free of constitutional or
vital shortcomings as many of the acts
which have had all the advantage of
the "deliberation" which is assured by
regular procedure through the Legisla
ture,and should, therefore, be exempt
from special denunciation.
Anl the Statesman feels it is giving
Senator Pulton the very best of advice
in warning him against appearing as
chief counsel in case a suit should be
instituted to test the constitutionality
of the direct primary law.
SHORT HISTORY OF OREGON.
One of the latest books to come ' to
this desk is "A Short History of Ore
gon," compiled by Hidona V. Johnson,
from th A. t?. McClurg It Co. press at
Chicago.) ; .
The dedication is very properly a 1-
drfaaed to; George II. ninios,' tbe curat
or of the, Oregon Historical Society
who has done more perhaps than any
one else to. gather together historical
matter relating t this state.- e T.;
The book is a handsome volume of
bandy sire, well ' printed on good pa
per aal replete with interesting illus
trations, including two fac similes oi
Jefferson 'a correspondence with Cap
tain Merriwether Lewis, of the Lewis
anl Clark expedition, relating thereto,
the latter being very interesting as
the letter of general credit which that
great . president extended . to( Captain
Lewis for such us as he might find
necessary on bU trip. , i
The hiitory is divided into six parts,
the first taking up rn a very interesting
way th earlier discoveries ; antl the
- - a
causes that leJ up to them on the Pa
cifie shore 'of North Americia. and to
the final ; abandonement, of Port Noot
ka on the 'sound of that name on the
British Columbia, coast. ' The second
part of the history is devoted to tbe
liscoverie of Lewis and Clark.
Part, -three, of the hijtory recounts
the history of the early settlement and
'colonization of Oregon an J -Washington
in
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and Rest for Tired
Mothers '."
In Warm Baths with
And gentle anointings
with CUTICURA
Ointment, the great Skin
Cure, and purest and
sweetest of emollients.
It means instant relief and
refreshing sleep for tor
tured, disfigured, itching,
and burning babies, and
rest for tired, fretted
mothers, when all else
fails.
Sold throufboot On world. Catfcata Boa Me Oiot
ffi.nl, ic, HiautTMl,. (Is furtn w Cbuvwair Cual4
PIIK Pr ai lsuut L4ia4a. 0 Charier.
Suum Mq. i Parte, Ih la fmim t Butunt, Ul Caluaiftaa
fnOn Itnm a Chani. Corp., kk tnrftA.
the early trailing posts, and how tbe
Oregon country was finally restored to
the United State. This comes down to
the history of the Whitman massacre.
Part four is tbe story of the final
settlement of the Oregon question, the
establishment of territorial govern
ment ami tbe admission or Oregon into
the Union as a State. Part five is de
voted to the story of Oregon's InJiain
wars, while the last division of the
book ia devoted to the progress of the
state up to the present time.
The history is told in the analytical
and 'narrative style, is interesting read
ing, having enough dates for all pur
poses, yet not being so fillel with them
that the book, becomes simply a dull
tedious recounting of figures. It is a
tmok that should be placed in the hands
of every young Oregon ian and tbe old
er ones will all read it with interest J
It is a valuable ad lit ion to the litera
ture of Oregon.
FOREST FIRES AND FOREST PRES
ERVATION. Now that the" tains have subdued the
forest fires which for tbe past month
have done so much , damage in Oregon,
many newspapers are calling attention
to the necessity for more stringent
measures for their prevention and, the
punishment of the parties who are guil
ty of setting the in out. Many of these
apers give a detailed account of the
probable damage 'fires have done in
their ceuntiea and clamor for a more
strict enforcement of the laws we have,
complaining that not one of the mis
creants who started ' these destructive
conflagrations has been arrested or 'pun
ished! i : ;
But there is no more difficult law on
our statute books to enforce than that
directed toward the prevention of for
est fires. It is safe to" conclude that
of not one in twenty fire could it be
determined where it started or who bad
to do with it. It would take in this
dry summer climate, and in such end
less and luxuriant growths of resinous
forests with their ; combustible under
brush interspersed f with dead 'fallen
limbs and twigs, a patrol equal almost
to one man to everyten acres of tim
ber to insure . an - absolute exemption
from forest fires. V i ' '
1 For months ia every summer our pine
and fir forests are almost as combust
ible as a powder magazine. A lighted
match . let fall on the resinous carpet
which is found in our forests almost
everywhere will ia a moment start a
fire that within -five minutes no man
can extinguish without water, a help in
trouble of that character that is usually
farther away than Sheridan was when
tbe little disturbance at Winchester
arose. I ' U rt : ;.'":' v'l.-.
And yet if is a serious problem that
should meet with the earnest attention
of the next Legislature. Millions of dol
lars of private property are invested ia
these valuable lands aa well as the in
terests of the state and general govern
meats. ' How would . it do to suggest
that a more stringent law be passed
looking to the regulation of clearing np
the waste from logs ent for lumbering
or other purposes, thus lessening at
once, perhaps 50 per cent, the material
contribution to the starting of these
disastrous firesf , ,.
In all logging camps the most com
bustible. portions of i tret, the smaller
(mbs and pitchy , needles are left as
tbey are stripped away and ,tbe wonder
is, not tbat forest fire ensue, but that
w bave any timber left at alL ' In
Qrm9j and jwany of the other eoati-
nental eon a trie, no owner of timber
ia permitted to cut down one of bis
trees without first getting tbe eensent
of tbe fores, inspector. Anf in such
cisr be Is obliged to remove every ves
tige of it from tbe forest. Of eonrse,
we have not reached tbat point yet
where we need a forest Inspector tot
tbat purpose, but it would be a saving
investment If every owner; of timber
were compelled to use in some manner
all of every tree which be finds feces'
ary to fell for any purpose. ,
Of eonrse there will be an objection
to tbia and it will not be done, but as
long as tbe present reckless manner
of wanting timber, resulting in filling
our forests with endless piles of kind
ling wood already surcharged with
pitch, is permitted forest fires will con
tinue to destroy thousands of acres of
our natural wealth in timber year by
year. .-
Anything like adequate patrolling
Will be found too expensive to be at
all practicable. j
LIMITATIONS OF THE DEMOCRAT
IC PARTY. I--;.'
"If tbe tariff ma.U dollar wheat, why
didn't it make more of itt" Portland
Journal. "Well, if the : Democratic
party knowa bow to give ns good times,
why don't they Jo itf" Salem States
man. "A party. 'giving us good timea
the veriest bosh. Why didn't the
Republican party give us all pensions,
abolish taxes, and makj it possible for
ns to live without working!" Port
land Journal. It didn't, primarily be
cause it isn't, a blamed fool. But it
may te added that from time' imme
morial the Democratic - party ha con
tended that tbe people of this eountry
never prospered excepting under its ad
ministration of public affairs. The
Portland Journal teaches it every day,
or tries to. It never denies tbat it
believes in that proposition until it is
brought up against the history of the
eountry in industrial matters, when it
finds refuge in the declaration that par
ties do not affect good times.
Every time the Journal ' denounces
rtral, as a robbery, it declares its belief
that the Republican party is filching
that tbe Republican paty Is filching
from the people. To the extent to
which it is engaged in robbing the
common people of tbe country, if it . is,
the Republican party is subjecting tbe
people to. hard times. , ;
Tbe Democratic party only wants to
return to power that- it may immedi
ately atop this gigantic robbery. It
wants to save millions to the people
every year.- in other words, it wania
to "make good times" for the .people
the Democratic party docs!
Anl yet, it says "a party giving ns
good times" is the veriest ltosh. In
deed it is, if you refer to the Democrat
ic party, which perhaps yon did.
Why, the Democratic, party is to give
the workingmen better wages without
having to pay more for their living.
Don't we read that , every day! And
when it does that, will it- not haw
"given better times' to the working-
men f And the Democratic party will
have done it, tool
And since there is an inequality du
the circumstance of higher wheat mak
ing higher bread, easily traceable to
the "robber feature of protection,
that discrimination would not exist un
der a Democratic administration. Not
for a minute. And the removal of the
inequality would make letter times-by
Democratic enactment.
Without bis promise of better times
which somehow be tbinka be could
bring about, Judge. Parker's letter of
acceptance would have been as flat as
a boiled potato without salt, and it
laeked very little of ft, anyhow.
But. of course, apeaking of its own
partv anl its particular powers, the
Journal is not to be criticized too se
verely for its opinion that "a party
riving us good times is ' the veriest
bosh." Viewed from it own party
position, it no doubt looms up that way
from, where it has located its observ
atory.
A WORD MORS ABOUT THE FBI
MAST LAW.
The failure of the direct primary law
to provide for the registration of vot
ers at municipal elections to be held
this fall has raised a general discussion
as to its merits and, demerits, including
a statement by Senator Fulton that it
is unconstitutional, for the reason that
tbefcbnstitution of Oregon provides
the' qualifications of voters and that
the Legislature cannot make any: addi
tioaal conditions. ; . '
The requirement under the sew pri
mary law that a voter must register his
political affiliation before he eaa .vote
at a primary meeting, tbe Senator
holds, is unconstitutional, in I tbat it
provides a qualification not mentioned
in the constitution. . But we , have
shown that since a primary meeting ia
not an election in the sense that the
word ia used ia tbe constitution a re
quirement that might altogether bar a
man front tbe primary meeting bat per
mitted him to vote nt n geneal election,
would not be unconstitutional. No mat'
ter bow a primary election might result,
no man voted for would be elected to
any, position, he would have- no perman
ent functions to perform, he would not
necessarily get anywhere on account of
tbat result, and bia status, if be bad
any, would be entirely outsid of any
thing contemplated by tbe constitution.
' But a registry law tbat in perfectly
constitutional, though imposing an ad
ditional qualification than those men
tioned in tbe constitution, baa been
passed and promises to remain per
manently. Ta this it may be urged
tbat tbe registry law was so amended
tbat those not registering might vote,
anyway, but ,tb contrivance by which
this is done makes it six. times ae'dif
fienlt to vote at all in many cases as
If be had registered ia the first place.
Under this provision a man who
might 1 known to every eitlxen of bis
county as a duly qualified voter, Is re
quired to find 'six men who will make
oath to bis qualifications. The knowl
edge of the judges of election is not
sufficient. It is much less trouble to
register than it Ls to vote in this man
ner. And yet, though "additional' it
la constitutional.' .
But the Astorian is .still exorcised
about the constitutionality of tbe pri
mary law and, after quoting Senator
Fulton extensively says "the constitu
tion defines the qualifications of vot
ers. Any voter possessing . these qual
ifications shall be entitled to vote at
all elections authorised by law. The
law authorizes primary elections but
the constitution does not stipulate tbat
a man must declare his political faith
before be may vote."
I But suppose it doesn't f The laws of
Oregon provide for annualscbpol elec
tions. In other words, school elections
"are authorized by law," and yet, the
qualifications "provided by the con
stitution" for a voter are not enough
to entitle: bim to vote at a school elec
tion. There' has been "an additional
condition" imposed. He . must have
property upon which be must be liable
to pay a tax.
The most worthless hobo who ever
traveled a tie pass and wlio never in
all his life owned a dollar's worth of
property, may be qualified under the
provisions of our constitution to vote
for any state or county officer. But at
an annual school election, "an election
authorized by law," he cannot vote.
The law provides "an additional qual
ification," the same as it does in the
direct primary law aa to primary elec
tions, and yet where is tbe man who
has said that tbe school laws are un
constitutional for that reason!
Indeed, this school law goes further.
It quite eliminates tbe personality of
tbe voter and places the property qual
ification supreme. Tbe qualifications
enumerated by the constitution and
which Senator Fulton aaya shall not be
added to, limit the exercise of tbe vot
ing privilege to men, but tbe school law
says that a twenty-dollar horse belong
ing to a woman, may go to the polls
and vote, the restriction to men in the
constitution as it fixes the qualifica
tions of voters Wing held by tbe school
law, and,-aa doubt, by Senator Fulton,
to be null and voidV The fact that the
horse belonged to a woman in one case
and did not in the other .alone determ
ine,! her right to vote under the consti
tution wbieh fixes the qualifications of
voters in "all elections provided by
law!" . - r .
Tbe horse, and not the woman, is the
determining . factor in this annulment.
of what Senator Fulton calls the un
alterable qualifications fixed by tbe
constitution.
A little examination will show that
there will be no trouble in requiring
that a voter shall register bis political
faith at least, none from tbe constitu
tionbut there will be opposition by
those who, thinking the people cannot
be trusted in a matter of this character
will invoke the constitution an a very
convenient, aid in an illy supported
cause.
THE SALEM PRIMARIES.
Thre can be no 'doubt of the right of
the city council to pass an ordinance
providing for the registration of voters
at the Coming city election, in the ab
sence of any such provision in the di
rect primary law applicable to munici
pal elections this fall. The atate law
provides that a certain thing shall be
done, but, a requisite preliminary is
lacking before the state requirement
can be met. Thn preliminary can be
supplied by the city council without the
violation of any law and won! 1 not be
deemed a usurpation of authority by
aay objector.
This would be a aim pie and orderly.
way out of a temporary difficulty, if
any great question was at stake, but
since there will probably be no struggle
of any consequence, it may be as well
to follow tbe suggestion of the council
committed and adopt, tbe plan adopted
lat year by mutual consent. -
And yet these matters are sometimes
far-reaching ha their consequences. Tbe
legality of some important and' valu
able, franchise might be' attacked ia
the years to come on tb ground that
the coming election waa illegal! held.
To this it may. be. truthfully said that
where there is no law any action taken
by tbe body politic will be afterwards
sustained by tbe courts, though it
may still be urged that the eit could
very easily provide for the registration
of its own' voters during this lapse in
tbe application of the new primary law,
aad avoiJ all danger of future contro
versy, tit is a matter of sufficient im
port a nee to merit careful investigatim
Legal Blanks, Statesman Job Office
PARK AND WASHINGTON. STREETS
-PORTLAND, OREGON "V
established in 1 866. Open all the year. Private or
class instruction. Thousands of graduates in posi
tions; opportunities constantly occurring. , It flays to
attend our school. Catalogue, specimens, etc. free.
A. P. ARMSTRONG, LL.O., PRINCIPAL ' ' '
CORRESPONDENCE
IS HE UNSAFE?
To the Biitor:
It amuses me to ead the charges
the Democrats make against President
Roosevelt, especial that one which
says he is an "unaafejman" an .Im.iy,
if elected, one day plunge the United
States into war. It' i so utterly in
consistent an l alur l that one is fore
forced to mnile at it. Even Henry Wat-
terson rouowa rn tbe name trntn and
gays "the elect iu ofjl'arker, the jurr
ist, means peace with all nations and
no entangling alliances" -.just as if the
elevation of Roosevelt to tbe Presiden
cy didn't mean tbe same thing, as four
years of hi administration have abso
lutely proven. -
But fbis cry of the Democrats is
amusing in tbe extreme. Kvery.ine
knows that during the war betwecu
England and the Boers nearly every
Democrat wa a Boer sympathiser and
did all they could to force Roosevelt to
take a hand in the figbt in favor of the
Boers. If Roosevelt had listene I to
their pleading we might today be
struggling in a gigantic war oorseivea.
Roosevelt took the ground that we had
no more right to interfere in that war
than England bad to interfere in our
war with Spain.
And what could we have, sai l if
England or France or (lermany had
stepped in and sai l "Hands off, gentle
men!" I
Why, every man with a spark of man
hood and patriotism: in hia makeup
would have called upon this nati-yn to
"let slip tbe dogs of war" ami-- at
them. AnJ yet the leading Democrats
of this country endeavord to , force
Roosevelt to take a hand in that war!
Is this true or notf I
Vm. J. Bryan-said in his speech-in
Marion Ho.ua re, as evervone who beard
him will remember; "The President
of the United States should stay tbe
hand of the slayer, j and etay it at
once."-. Bx -Senator Allen, of Nebras-
ka,sald: "Return my partv to pow-
er ami we will stop the slaughter in
twenty-four hours. Bourke oehran
held public meetings anl raved and
roared all over the land (enouncing the
war on tbe part of England. anil endeav
oring to create a sentiment with the
view of forcing the President jto inter
fere in that war, and he even insinuated
that it was nothing but cowardice that
prevented bim from mo interfering. And
he always wound 'tip his orations by
boasting how soon the. Democracy
would stop, the war if they were 'only
in power, ...
But a)l these, men are, now great
peace-makers. They jirofeis to lelieve
that Raevelt is an "unsafe man"
and that Parker, is. little Icsx than a
white-winged angel whoao whole aim
wool. Imp to 'leat wor.l into plow
shares and sjtears into pruning hooka."
But this is rVm.ieraev all over. When
inn rtepuoucans are in power mey want
war and "entangling; alliances." But
now tbst tbey desire ower and Imag
ine they see it coming, want peace,
peace, tbe dear harmless; creatures.
A KOOSVKLT MAN.
TO HEAR - FAIRBANKS.
Arrangements Being Made for Special
Rates From Salem to Portland
Tomorrow.
State Committeeman H. D. Pal ton
was asked again about the iqterial train
for Portland tomorrow night and said
that he thought there was every reason
to believe that the train would be se
cured. At any rate be wants -every one
that will go to- jcall r phone him - or
ur. J. X. Smith, president of the Rooe
velt flub, today, so that they can see
how many will go and what guarantee
can be given the company for a train.
The following letter from Chairman
Baker will prove self-explanatory, and
was given to the Statesman by Mr. Pat
ton: - - "' : - I
"I am in receipt of the following
letter from Mr. W. E. Coman general
passenger agent S. P. Co., of date 26th
instant, and this morning. received!
" l'p'n my return tolay, I find your
favors or the 'lht .and z4tb in regard
rates from our point to Portland for
the occasion of t he , Fairbanks-Dolli ver
meeting here next Saturday evening,
We have special excursion rates from
all points on our lines as far south as
Eugene, inclusive, to Portland, arriv
ing Saturdav good for return until
Monday, which are in no case higher
than one and one third fare. These
rates will be available for the above
oeeaajoa. I will take np through our
agents question of running special train
ami is enough business is guaanteed to
justify the expense, we will be glad
.. . i - .
m liir awrieiy.
M - --' "
VISITED THE POPE; V
NAPLES. Setd. i9. Oavetano Arel
lano, Chief Justice of the Philippine
Islands, who was received ia a private
audience by Pope Pius, left for the
Philippines today. He will travel via
the United States. " .
WILL NOT RESIGN.
NEW .YORK, Sept. 20. An author!
tative statement is made today that
uovernor Udell will not resign as Gov
ernor or retire from the chairmanship
of the Republican party ia New York.
IS GOING SOME
THE STATESMAN'S 1904 SUSCRIP
TION CONTEST IS MO VI NO
AHEAD SOMEWHAT NOW. .
Bat There Is Vast Room for Work on
, the Part of Those Who Are Now in
- tbe Race and Those Who Expect to
Be. -' '-'-.!:
The Stateeman's 15M14 Sulmcript ion
Contest is picking up alittle iiiore.-Bnt
there is a great l-al of room yet' . -for'
work, txtth on the art of those in the
content and of the ones who are thinking
of getting in. It i not too lale for
t. i . i r i .
iua laurr, m-iii I ne lurnirr win nave tu
work harder for a preferred posit i.ni
near the lop if homi-- of the dark liortoM
begin to move off as t hey hhoiil I, an 1
as . there i plenty .of rwiiu Tur iLeiu
to lo. . , " I -
The t4.1 Smith & Barnes-piano, hi
principal Christmas gift to o to Hie
one having the hi)(hct utimlx-r -of
has leen . hipet ' to the brHUfh of the-'
Allen -it. tlilb.-rt lia maker ;Cr. in thhi
city, and it will soon be iu.lbe window
of t Im-Salt-ni atore. " .,
Suie f t hone who are m-ar tlo? hend.
in the contest now ought . lo be warned
that they are not safe, by any meuus.
New ones have "chance yet plenty of
them. After only few days of j work,,
a goo 1 CanvaM-r may forge to the
head of the list, and slay there with
the same kind of (Tort to the iiniwli,
leceniler -41 h. And the" priii'-ip-il
Christ ma present is worth working
for. So are all the ret, for the matter
of that. '
Following is tbe present stsnding of
tbe contest:
M ins Pauline K. Remington...., 12.TH0
Mws E.lna Wilson, Maeleny ;. . 3S3.'
MiiM Thelma Dnrbin, Tangent. . 'MVl't
Miss Mary E. Davidson, Liberty
Dean 'Yitkel, Salem . . .-.
Cleavie Shields, Clervais 1 3
Miss Beatrice Sbelton, Salem ..
1-270
POO
ftr.o
840
cr.o
r.oo
r.oo
37.".
3-J.1
Miss Opal Helmken, Salem ....
Miss Jessie Jteed, Aumsville . ,
Miss. Nettie Beckner, Salem ...
Frances Kremis, Polk county ..
Miss Margaret Mulkey, Salem..
Miss Clara Jones, Brooks .. ..
Mrs. "Cal Va,tn ''
at iss Wil low Pu gh -. . . i
Miss Orletta Kraus, Aurora . ...
Mrs. John Batt, Salem . . . . . . ..
Miss Minnie I reton,-Liberty . . .
Miss Opal Hatch .... . ... .
Miss fl race N." Babcock. Salem. .
200
200
175
100
100
100
Miss Eva McAllister .... .....
Robert Whitney, I Hubbard ....
SPECIAL FOR PORTLAND.
Train Will Be Ran Probably to Ac
comodate Those Who Would Hear
Fairbanks.
State-Chairman of the Republican
Committee Hon; Fra.nlt CI Baker,
Writes I lie Ktat.niii frlliiwr.
Portland, Oregon, Sept., 27 1004,
Th'e Statenman, j
Salem Oregon. '
" To the EUtor: Will yon kiu.lly an
nounce in the Statejunan that I will up
on application' le pleam-d to niail reserved-Seat
ticket. to citizt-iis of Marion
count r who' intend to j attend! the Sen
ator Fairbanks rally hi this city Sat-
ir.lay evenrng next I I.
--The "Southern Pacific (leneral Pa'---engr
Agent t lplioncd me ax follows
substantially: We f have wire I our
agents af Albany, Kibtii annd Woo l
burn to Jet tin know 1 fTie guaranteed
numlwr of eople in thoti citie who
deaire to come to I'ortlantl and attend
the above meeting, j Tomorrow "fore
noon we will very likeljr.lte able L let
you know exactly what can bo done in
the premise,' He a I leI at the end
of hia conversation;' j 4We will cer
tainly take care or them all right.
"Your obelient nervant,
FRANK (r. BAKEK.
No Substitute; Wanted.
No! I did not nsk for a bottle an"
cheaper, or twice a large,' or one made
by yourselves. I did ak for and will
hot Jiave any substitute' for Perry LVa
vis Painkiller; I have nse.I it. my fa
ther used it and I would not t Bur
prised if my grandparents did jo too;
there is no imitation that caiTjqual it.
That I am sine of for stomach ache.
TYPHOID IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, Sept. 28. New York -is
threateneI with what may te the s
vereat epidemic of Typhoid fever in
its history. Not only the number of
Typhoid cases reported for the first
three, weeks in September are greater
than in any month last year, but incc
the beginning of ...tbe. summer the 'lentb
rate Is much higher than formerly. Tb.
Health Department is ben ling every
energy, to control the disease.
CATHOLICS CONDEMN FRANCE.
NEW YORK, Sept. 2! One thousand
Roman Catholics attending the third
general Eiicharistie congress today
adopted - resolutions condemning tb
recent action of France in curtailing
the scope of the Romish Church, as
affecting the religious liberty f the
people. . a