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Portland Nem Age
A A. D. GRIFFIN. Manager
Entered atthe postoffice at Portland, Oregon,
; second-class matter.
One Yesr, payable in advance............ 52.00
There would be no necessity, or
even a desire, on the part of working
men to strike if all corporations were
managed by men such as are in con
trol of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Co. The men who worked up
this agitation and brought about the
recent labor troubles were not ac
quainted with local conditions, and-:
planned their campaign along lines'
found to work successfully elsewhere,!
but here there was no general dls—‘
content among the carmen; they were
at all timeg given every consideration‘
that an employe could reasonably
ask an employer, and, above all, they
enjoyed the respect and confidence of
the managers of the company, which
fact in itself made an effective strike
There is no room in Portland for‘
the professional labor agitator, for
there are no dissatisfied workmen, andl
there will be none if all large employ—‘
ers of labor seek to gain and retain'
the friendship and confidence of their
employes. ‘
In the prompt and effective settle
ment of this trouble the public Is
highly gratified, as a tie-up of the va
rious lines and possibly the closing
down of the other enterprises operat-i
ed by the company would have done
serious injury to the business of the'
city, as well as brought much lncbn—l
venience to the public generally. ‘
The Portland Railway, Light &
Power Co. should addpt the motto
“It pays to treat people right," for it
has given the most conspicuous dem
onstration of its virtue and value.
This was shown particularly during
the recent attempt or threatened
_strike: most of the mon, thougli (Ley
had organized a union, refused to tie
up the car lines. Why? Because they
were in the long run treated right my
President Goode and Vice-President
and Manager Fuller.
We, in Portland, ought to be proud
of a man who, like Mr. Goode, has ris
en to such a position. No man in New
York, Boston, or any great city, has
‘risen more rapidly or with, or for bet
ter reason. As president of the Lewis
and Clark Exposition, Mr. Goode not
only proved himself quite equal to the
task, but he laid aside other business
of great importance and did the city
and state, freely and with the utmost
public spirit, a million dollars’ worth
of good,
Look what this company is doing
for Portland and the surrounding
country? Wonderful, marvelous!
Electric lines everywhere around! Ten
miles or more, safely, surely, for 5
cent. We think that the people who
have obtained these franchises, even
if they did thereby make some money,
did an immense invaluable good to
and for Portland and its suburbs,
There has never been a greater
piece of development of Portland and
the Pacific Northwest than the baild
ing and development of the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Co. Why, the
very name is suggestive, and true—
Water, Light & Power. Power made
and used through electricity and light,
by the intelligent use of water! Won
derful thing!
But there is another element in the
evolution of this tremendous strange
power and force—that is, brains—
business heads.
The next legislature, now elected,
and most of whose members are Re
publicans, should consider carefully
the election of a United States sena
tor. The senatorship is an important
office. Oregon ought to send its big
gest and best men there.
But Bourne—Jonathan Bourne—
wouldn’t it be a disgrace and a dis
ponor to the state to send that man
to the senate?
What is he? A ‘lawyer? No. He
never could earn six 'bits a month in
legitimate law practice.
An orator? No, .
He has been a pox_mlist, a free sil
verite, a Republican—any old thing.
The legislature ought, as it has a
right to do, to choose and elect some
good, clean, capable, able, honorable
man—one the oppesite, as nearly as
possible, of
Jonathan Bourne. :
“Senator Fultom is a very .capable,
worthy man. He represents :Oregon
well. There is no need .of making a
change. Senator Fulton has ‘“made
good.” He is the right man in the
right place and he is gaining, deserv
edly, a national reputation as a states
Oregon needs such men in that posi
tion. It should keep Fulton there
term after term, for 30 years yet, if
he lives and has his health that long.
This is good policy. Fulton is all
right—he is a capable senator. He
will continue to be. Keep him right
there, elect a good “partner” for him
to the senate, and Oregon will be all
Dan Kelliher, councilman from the
Seventh ward, is.one of the best men
ever elected to that position. He is
a very fit man for the place, and is
even worthy to be mayor—as he may
Roosevelt’s Promised Retirement
Causes Forebodings.
(From the New York Sun.)
There are unmistakable signs that
the process of party disintegration
and realignment, of which we have
had memorable examples in the
United States, i once more far ad
vanced and irresistible. Once more,
as in 1822 and 1854, a party’s culmi
nating triumph has been followed by
symptoms of swift decay and dissolu
tion. Events will soon determine
whether the Republican party is des
tined, like the Jeffersonian party in
1824, or the Democratic party in 1860,
to be.split into fragments or, like the
Federalist party and the Whig party,
to become utterly extinct. Experience
has shown that party government is
necessary to the working of represen
tative institutions: but. of course, it
does not follow that a given party
may not outlive its usefulness. When
that time comes, and the fig tree is
seen to be irreparably barren, the in
exorable fiat is uttered from the bal
lot box: “Cut it down! Why cumber
eth it the ground?”
" The history o6f the United States un
der the Constitution is strewn with
the wreckg of political organizations
once full of vitality and promise. It
‘'would have seemed incredible to Al
‘exander Hamilton on.his deathbed had
he been told that the Federalist party,
| which had launched the national gov
ernment, which had lost the last presi
‘dential contest by only eight electoral
'votes, and would but for Hamiton
‘himself have defeated Jefferson in the
house of representatives, would in
that year (1804) be able to muster
only about a twelfth of the electoral
votes for its candidate, and 16 years
‘later would be impotent to carry a
‘single state. How could Jefferson, see
'ing the party created by himself, ex
alted to the pinnacle of victory when
in 1820 the last member of the Vir
ginia dynasty got every electoral vote
but one, conceive or believe that with
in four years that party would be rent
{into factions pursuing irreconcilable
‘aimg and rancorously hostile to each
other? How could it have been possi
ble for Henry Clay, who was to be
so long the inspiration and the
strength of the Whig party, when he
beheld it sweep the country in 1840 by
a majority of 174 electoral votes, to
foresee that it would hold together
but little more than a decade, and
ithat within a quarter of a century lif
would have become a memory? How
was it possible for Democrats in 1852
when Hunkers and Barnburners com
bined to bear Franklin Pierce to the
white House by the astounding ma
jority of 212 electoral votes, to im
-amine that within two years their par
ty would be so shattered by the Ne
braska bill that its implacable sec
tions would in 1860 hold two nationa
conventions and put forward two rival
candidates? Yet, what Hamilton, o
Jefferson, or Henry Clay, or Franklir
~ Pierce could not have foretold at the
,dates named would have been paten
to every onlooker a few years later
| As history never repeats itself pre
. cisely we cannot expect to find an ex
act analogue to the existing situatior
" in any of the conditions to which we¢
,have referred. There is, however, al
Imost as sharp a difference today be
stween those Republicans who accep
ifor their leaders Senator LaFollette
! of Wisconsin, and Governor Cummins
lof lowa, and those whose acecreditec
spokesmen are Senator Spooner ant
' Senator Aldrich as there was betweer
. “Conscience Whigs” and “Cottor
. Whigs,” or between those Democrat:
who advocated and those who opposec
- with vehemence the repeal of the Mis
. souri compromise. On the other hand
" the Republicans are still held togeth
- er by the force of a magnetic individ
uality, as the Whigs were up to 1852
It is unquestionably true that Theo
- dore Roosevelt has come to personify
_ as Henry Clay personified, the ener
gies and the hopes of his political or
' eanization Such a profess of incar
nation has its dangers. When Henry
Clay died the country recognized that
the Whig party had been eviscerated.
Its vitals were gone. Men said to-one
another at Clay’s funeral: “Time was
that when the brains were out the
man would die.” The Republican
party will be lucky if the prospects
of Mr. Roosevelt’s early retirement
from public life do not excite similar
forebodings. . :
It is certain that if we look at states
which used to be accounted strong.
holds of one party or another, we en
counter portents of party disintegra
tion such as were witnessed in 1854.
Missouri was wrenched from the Dem
ocratic column in 1904. On the other
side, Ohio chose last year a Demo
cratic governor, and even Pennsylva
nia elected a Democratic state treas
urer. In the last named state this
year Democrats and Republican re
formers have united upon a ticket
which promises to be successful.
Even in New Jersey, the populous
counties of Hudson and Essex are
honeycombed with revolt against the
regular Republican organization. In
the Empire commonwealth, nobody
knows who will get the Republican
nomination for the governorship, and
no wise man wants it. The only kinhd
of peace attainable between the fol
lowers of Higgins, Odell and Platt is
the kind preached by Joab to Abner
when he drove his knife under the
fifth rib. Besides, so long as Theodore
Roosevelt stands aloof from the con
test, who knows how much substance
there is left to the Republican party?
There are close observers in the city
and up-state who allege that the
Hearst propaganda has eaten deep
into its bowels. If we try, on the
other hand, to forecast the course of
the Democratic party in this state we
find ourselves equally at sea. The
old parties are smitten with a wasting
‘malady. All can see the disease; but
}where is the physician?
There is no doubt that from the wel
ter of discord and mutiny a new po
litical order will ultimately be evolved.
But shall we have long to wait for
it, as we waited when parties broke
up in 1854? Or will it come quickly
and decisively, as it might if Demo
crats should put forward a leader
possessed of Roosevelt’'s vitalizing
John Manning may be the next
mayor. He is a strong, capable man—
even if he is a Democrat.
Baron Komura Says Japan Will Keep
Treaty Pledges.
Victoria, B. C., Aug. I.—Baron K»>-
mura, recently appointed Japanege am
bassador to Great Britain, arrived to
day by the Canadiap Pacific railroad
steamer Emprees of Japan on his way
to London, via Quebec, from where he
sails by the Empress of Ireland on
August 9.
Baron Komura said with regard to
Japanese action in Manchuria that the
Japanese government would undoubted
ly carry out all the pledges made before
and since the war to maintain ‘‘the
open door’’ in Manchuria. Regarding
the criticism of foreign merchants, he
said these were due to impatience.
The terms of occupation demanded that
Japan adopt the measures now in vogue,
but as soon as the military occupation
was ended and this would be soon, ar
rangements would be maie to carry out
the pledges regarding an ‘‘open door”
policy. Triue, the bulk of the army
bhad been repatriated, but there was
still a large force ia Manchuria. There
was also Russian troops in occupation.
While it was not known definitely what
Russia was doing regarding the with
drawal, it was known that troops were
steadily being withdrawn and it wae
necessary that the Japanese military
administration continue to occupy the
country until the withdrawal was com
‘“‘Has Dalny been made a free port
and are >ther nations than Tapanese re
stricted from trading via that port with
““That I cannot tell you,” replied
Baron Komura. ‘‘This much I can say,
though, the pledges made by Japan re.
garding Manchuria will be carried out
in every particular as soon as the term
iof occupation by the military forces has
Battleships in Collision.
Newport, R. 1., Aug. I.—Rear Ad
miral R. D. Evane, commanding the
Atlantic fleet, received reports in detail
today of a collision which occurred dur
ing a fog last night between the battle
ships Alabama and Illinois about eight
miles southeast of Brenton’'s reef light
ship. The side of the Illinois wae
scraped by the bow of the Alabama and
several plates of the forward part of
the Alabama were injured. It is also
thought that one or more of the six
inch guns on the two battleships were
damaged. Admiral Evans states that
neither ship was damaged below the
water line.
Not Bound Up in Red Tape.
Washington, Aug. I.—The facility
with which the Civil Service commis
sion furnirhed inspectors to the depart
ment of Agriculture in the execution of
the meat inspection law is shown in a
statement issued todsy by the commis
pior. Although the law was not enact
ed till June 30, the commission in ex
actly three weeks from that date con
ducted examinations tkroughout the
country. Arrangements were made to
examine 3,386 applicants. Daring the
week ending July 28 2,640 sets of pa
pers were received by the commission.
Rain Makes Canal Zone Unheaithy.
Colon, Aug. I.—The month of July
has witneered a series of I eavy raine on
the isthmus, which have hampered the
work of eanitation in Colon. The con
ditions today are worse than ever be
fore. Preparations are being made fo
gave the principal atreets of Colon with.
- The pearls found on the gulf coast
of Lower California are said to exhibit
a greater varlety of colors than those
of any other part of the world, and the
business of pearl-fishing there is grow-
Ing. The chief colors are black, gray,
red, bluish-green and yellowish., The
red pearls rank among the most valu
able. They posses a flne luster, and
many of them are large and of the
most perfect shape. They are, however,
found only occasionally.
Spiders are not always solitary crea
tures. A sclentist has lately found in
southern India a species of splder that
buflds spongy nests with outlying webs,
each nest belng occupled by forty to 100
spiders, with a large excess of females;
sometimes five or six nests are cluster
ed together. The spiders not only live
and work togetier, but they share with
one another any prey that may be cap
tured, and some even show maternal
affection approaching-self-sacrifice.
A problem for the horticulturists is
the production of a profitable rubber
bearing fruit, which would make pos
sible an unlimited supply of valuable
material without injury to the plants.
The fruits of the ordinary plants con
tain little rubber, but Prof. Warburg,
» German, points out that certain par
asitic plants—the caoutchoue mistletoes
liscovered three years ago in Venezuela
—hold out the hope that the ldeal fruit
may be realized. The caoutchouc in
sjome of these species amounts to one
fifth of the weight of the dried fruit.
The fruit is not large, but varies in
ilze In the three groups of species of
these mistletoes. The caoutchoue, *in
stead of being a milky juice, is In the
form of a solid envelope surrounding
the seeds. .
The common cold is now classed by
some authorities among the diseases
due to baeteria. It has not been set
tfled that any particular organism lis
he cause, but it seems that more than
>ne species may play an active part,
ind a recent British Investigator re
sorts that In one severe local epidemie
oe found Micrococcus catarrhalis pres
ant In all cases, while In two other epi
lemies, both of a severely infectlous
:haracter, the bacillus of Friedlander
vas recognized in every case examined
at its onset, The organism, however,
often dlsappears within twenty-four or
forty-eight hours. In the second and
third epidemles re-infection sometimes
occurred, producing either a second
acute cold or else a chronie cold last-
Ing for months, and the bacillus was so
virulent that it killed inoculated mice,
guinea pigs and even rabbits
Prof. Joel Stebbins and F. W. Car
penter of the University of Illinois
have recently sueceeded in applying
astronomical methods to the solution
of a hitherto unsolved problem of bilol
ogy. This relates to the height of the
flight of birds during their migrations
at night. Two telescopes were placed
at measured distances apart (from 10
to 21 feet), on an east and west line,
and with them two observers simul
taneously watched the moon. The
tracks of birds flying across the face
of the moon were noted by each ob
server independently on a lunar chart,
ready at his side. The tracks, being
projected from separate points of ob
servation, of course were not identical
In position, and their distance apart
furnisbed the basis for a calculation
of the “parallax” of the flying birds.
Two sets of observations were made, in
May and In October. The deduced
heights above the ground varied from
1,400 to 5,400 feet. The last, however,
was an extreme case, most of the meas
ures running from 1,500 to 2,500 or
3,000 feet. |
An Ants’ Sewing Circle.
F. Doflein, a German naturalist, has
recently seen in Ceylon a species of ant,
the Oecophylla smaragdina, in the act
of “sewing” two leaves together for
the purpose of forming a nest. This
observation confirms the report of the
English naturalist, Ridley, made In
1890. Doflein saw a row of the insects
pulling the edges of the leaves togath
er; then others trimmed and fitted the
edges, and finally a seam was made
by fastening the edges with a silky
thread, yielded by larvae of the same
species which the workers carried in
their mandibles. He made a drawing
illustrating the method of working.
According to Rlidley, the sewing ants
pass the thread-giving larvae like shut
tles through holes in the edges of the
Motionless for Months.
A most curious and sluggish creature
{s the tautawa, a small lizard, whose
home is in New Zealand. The little
animal has the reputation of being the
lazlest ecreature ever created. It Is
usually found clinging to rocks or logs
along the shores of rivers and lakes,
and has been known to remain In one
position perfectly motionless: for many
months. How the creature manages
to exist is a mystery which naturalists
have been unable to solve,
Wordy but Vague.
“Have you seen Prof. Gabbleston, th¢
scientist, lately ?”
“Yes; I listened to him for more than
an hour at the club last night.”
“Indeed! What was he talking
«He didn’t say.”—Puck.
Giving Mother a Hint,
Distressed Mother (traveling with a
erying baby)—Dear me! 1 dou’t know
what to do with this child!
Bachelor (in the next seat)—Shall |
open the window for you, madam?—
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