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A. D. GRIFFIN, Manager
Office, Room 3817, Commonwealth Building
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While in the South Negroes are by
most white people not considered fit
to vote, much less to hold office, there
are communities in the North that are
not afraid or ashamed to recognize
colored men as men, citizens and poli
tical brethren. In Milwaukee, Wis., a
colored man was elected Tuesday a
member of the legislature, and in
Chicago two colored men were elected
municipal judge and county commis
sioner respectively, and nobody doubts
that they will probably perform the‘
duties of their offices quite as well at‘
least, as the average white office hold
er. This is no more than equity and
justice in any communitv where there
is a large number of colored voters
and they almost universally vote the
Republican ticket. In many cases by
voting as solidly the other way they
could defeat Republican candidates,
and the party owes them recognition
commensurate with their power and
loyalty. In Portland there are sev
eral hundred colored voters and sev
eral hundred more in the state outside
of Portland, and it would be no more
than fair and just, after another ap
portionment is made and Multnomah
county’s number of representatives in
the legislature is increased, to nomi
nate some good responsible colored
man as one of them. Their votes fair-|
ly entitle them to this honor. j
- Beveral Republican papers of Ore
gon have had the courage to come out
plainly against the election of Jonathan
Bourne next winter, among them
the Woodburn Independent, the Dallas
Observer, the Roseburg Spokesman;
The Dalles Optimist,-and one or two
other papers in Southern Oregon. The
Dalles Optimist is the most outspoken
and aggressive and gives the most and
plainest teasons and makes the most
caustic commentg in part as follows:
It is the system we are after. From
the gist of the newspaper clippings
before us Bourne is a noble, holy, good
man. He was investigated during the
last campaign, for some evil people
tried to show that once upon a time
he tried to corrupt the Oregon legisla
tors, but it was all a lie! What he did
was to hire apartments in Salem and
Thold therein prayer meetings, morn
ings, afternoons and evenings, and to
these meetings the members were in
vited, much to their edification and
the good of their souls. And all of
the money he spent aside from these
functions was given to the Young’s
Men’s Christian Association and the
Salvation Army. Not a cent of it was
spent corruptly, not a cent, for the
witnesses all swore positively to that
effect. And the coming winter? Will
Jonathan be on hand working and
praying with the Y. M. C. A. and the
Salvation Army lassies? Sure! Will
be set up a free lunch and “buy wine?”
Never! Never! ,
Is the direct primary law such a holy
institution? lls it a law entitled to
our full support and respect so far
as it relates to the election of members
of congress and state officers?
After pointing out wvarious absurd
situations that might occur, such as
the death, indictment or imprisonment
of a man “elected,” in June, the Opti
mist says:
And let us suppose the electors last
June had “elected” Gearin; would any
sane man expect the coming legisla
ture to elect him, a Democrat, with
only seven Democratg in the house and
senate, and 83 Republicans? Or if by
some chance the Democrats should
carry the legislature and the Republi
can, Bourne for instance, should ‘be
“elected” by the people; is any man
damphool enough to say the Demo
ocrats would ratify ‘“the people’'s
choice” and send Bourne to the United
States Senate?
. What a crazy patch-work of a law
it is to be sure! There seems to be
but one air-tight provision about it,
and that is that Mulkey and Bourne
are to be sent to the senate, or a lot
of legislators will be killed!
Bosh and nonsense! The constitu
tion of the United States is a higher
law than our crazy-quilt measure, and
the constitution says how senators are
to be elected. The people of Oregon
are not all fools, and lots of them
hope and expect to see the legislators
next winter exercise their prerogative
and elect the man of their choice. And
there will be no funerals!
Now aspirants for city offices will
prepare to get busy after the holidays.
Roosevelt is still stronger than his
party, and that isn’t weak or small.
L. N. Nees, boot and shoemaker,
. . F‘lnced repairing a specialty. Give him
a 1 when you need anything in
about moving, but it should be made ), "yne 3331, Williams av., Portland,
to move. ‘Orecon- .
The Southern Pacific keeps talking
Ranting, roaring Willie Hearst could
not win in New York, but he came a
good deal nearer winning than it was‘
'generally supposed was possible, and
- he gave the Republicans a good and
!wholesome scare. If they had not
|taken President Roosevelt's advice and
nominated Hughes; if instead they
had nominated some Republican iden
ltified with the trusts and plundering
public service corporations, Hearst
}would have won. There ig in this
‘electon as well as in some other re
'sults throughout the country, a warn
ing to Republicans that they must dis
sever their supposed or apparent part
nership wit hthe trusts, and must
“make good” as real servants of the
people generally, Except for the ex
ample and efforts of President Roose
’velt, not only New York would have
gone Democratic, but the Democrats
would undoubtedly have elected a ma
jority of the next house of represent‘a
!tives. As it was they gained a con
siderable number, which is usual in
la mid-administration. year, but the
Ipeople’s inclination to support Roose
velt prevented a slump disastrous to
the party. As it is, the Republicans
will have an ample working majority
in the house, and Hearst has been
effectually downed as an aspirant for
high public position.
b The New Age rather likes its friends
the Democrats, individually and col
lectively, except as a political party,
which may seem a contradictory re
mark, but we will try to explain. Per
sonally most of them are very good,
agreeable, worthy men and one can
not help liking them in that way. And
politically, while as a party they are
usually mistaken, or impracticable, or
visionary, and if they do get started
on the right track in any direction,
they invariably get into a row and go
to fighting one another, and while they
are thus as a party incompetent and
impossible, all like them on account
of their optimism, their cheerfulness,
thelr never-say-die-edness. No ma tter
how hard or often they are beaten,
they can see in defeat sure signs of
victory the next time, and go right on
planning for future victories when
they haven’t one chance out of a
thousand to win, so far as presenti
prospects are concerned, in a thou
sand years. They never give up. They
are never more than momentarily dis
couraged. They are always hopeful,
cheerful and toward the end of a cam
paigfi and up till the votes are counted
even confident. It is refreshing, en
couraging to contemplate men with
such optimism, such a fund of faith,
and this is why we like the Democrats.
Some of the people who helped elect
Hughes don’'t like him.
The fight for President of the Sen
ate promises to be a lively one.
Maybe Multnomah will get neither
President nor Speaker.
Bourne will be too bitter a pill for
many members to swallow.
Not everybody will welcome Heney
back. : Gl
Lots of work for Legislators next
winter. i
Well what is the council going to
do about that Fourth street railroad
Now Bryan comes to the front again.
But he will not be elected president
in 1908, if ever.
The more members of the Legis
lature think about it the less inclined
they are to vote for Bourne.
Should not the colored voters of
Portland ask for a place on the next
county ticket?
It is believed that Manning would
make a strong run for mayor.
Everett Market, (E. L. Peck, Prop.),
Choice Meats and Poultry, 413 Everett
Street, corner Tenth, Portland, Ore.
Phone Main 1540.
North 16th Street Market, A. Wunr
tenberger, proprietor, choice poultry,
fresh and salt meats, phone Main 1395,
:)30 North Sixteenth street, Portlafd.
l Iron Pillars, Granite Shafts an
‘ Earth Mounds in Wilderness.
i ’ Nearly all the boundaries of the Unl
ted States are formed by the easy, ir
[ regular lines of waterways. The arti
| ficlal marking of a country the size of
- this would seem a gigantic task, anc
- fortunately it was not necessary all the
" way around.
I Along the northwestern border, how:
' ever, there Is a vast distance whert
' something of the sort was required, al
| though it is doubtful If many persons
. have ever heard of it.
:l A glance at the map of the United
States shows that its boundary adjoin
!Ing Canada follows, the larger part of
{the distance, an irregular water-line
iformed by the Great Lakes and thelr
| outlets.
I Thence from the Lake of the Woods,
on the north of Minnesota, a more di
rect course s taken through the wilder
ness and over the mountains of the
wild West to the Pacific coast.
This boundary between the countries
is marked at regular intervals by pil
lars of wood and iron, earth mounds,
or stone cairns.
Beginning at the Lake of the Woods,
cast iron pillars have been placed al
ternately by the English and our gov
ernment, one mile apart, until reaching
the Red Valley River.
Those set by our neighbor were
brought from over the ocean, while
ours were made In Detroit. They are
a hollow casting of a pyramid form,
eight feet In height, having a base eight
Inches square and octagon flange one
Inch In thickness, with a top four
inches square, surmounted by a solid
cap. ;
Into these hollow posts are fitted
well-seasoned cedar joists, with spikes
drlven through apertures made for that
purpose In the casting. One-half of the
length of the pillars are firmly Im
bedded In the ground, so that the in
scriptions on their sides, in raised let
ters two Inches high, face the north
and south, the first reading, “Conven
tion of London,” the latter “October
20th, 1818.”
Beyond the Red River, earth mounds
and stone calrns, seven feet by eight,
generally denote the Dboundary line.
Whenever wooden posts are used, they
are of the same height as the iron pil
lars and painted red above the ground.
Through forests a clearing has been
made a rod wide, so that the course is
plainly indicated. Where bodies of
water are crossed, monuments of stone
have been raised several feet above
high tide.
Over the mountains, shafts of gran-
Ite, like grim sentinels, guard the way.
Altogether the fixing of the boundary
narks was expensive, but it was well
This i 3 YOU, as you looked about 35
years ago. Study the plcture and you
will recognize earmarks till you can’t
rest. You had a feeling each day of
doom to come. You knew that your les
sons were not prepared, and about half
the time you didn’t kuow how to pre
paze them. Didn't have no good-looking
teachers smelling of perfume coming
around to help backward puplis In
those days. No, sir. The teacher was
bullt on Jim Jeffries lines, and he
ruled with a club. And finally ¥ came
to you to read some of that dope where
the words are chopped up with hyphens,
and you stuttered and stumbled and
halted, and, just as like as not, got a
wallop over the crazy bone for your
stupldity. Ah, those were the happy
days—NOT. But it Is fun to remember
and to look at ourselves as we were
then.—Cincinnat! Post.
’ A Thoughtful Employer,
At the luncheon that followed the
launching of the Nebraska at Seattle,
‘Miss Mary Hickey told a native story
of her father, who Is Nebraska's govera
or, says the New York Tribune,
“One evening my father,” she sald,
dictated some of his correspondence to
me Therewuonele'tterthatltruek
me. It was to an employe of my fath
er's. It inelosed a raliway ticket, and
it sald:
| "'!ouukmeforafietettoryour
mother-in-law, who s about to yisit
you. The ticket Is within. Yoy will
notice that I did not forget to send an
excursion ticket, and that the return
coupon is limited to three days.™
ket kL DY
“Yes, It's Just as I say, and some of
these days you'll admit that the advice
your wife gave you was the best ad
vice you ever got, and——"
“I wish you cousidered me a wise
man, M’ria.”
“Why do you say that, now—jJ—__»
' “You know ‘a word to the wise Is
sufficlent.’ "—Houston Post.
Not Hopeless.
She—Do you think love is blind?
He—Yes; but matrimony removeg the
cataracts.—Detroit Free Press
, New York—Republican Governor
land Legislature. Probably no change
in Congressmen.
’ Pennsylvania—Republican Govern
jor; no change in Congressmen; Repub
lican Legislature,
| Massachusetts—Republican Govern
or, state ticket and Legislature; no
change in Congressmen.
Colorado—Claimed by both parties,
although indicating favor Republicans;
Republican Legislature.
California—Republican throughout.
Idaho—Governor in doubt. Congress
men and Legislature probably Repu
Montana—Republican Congressmen
and majority of Legislature.
Illinois—Republican state offices and
Legislature; probably no change in
Congressmen, : |
’ Nebraska — Republican Governor
and no change in Congressmen. |
Wadsworth, of New York, and Bab
cock, of Wisconsin, defeated for Con-l
Democrats Are Hopeful.
San Francisco, Nov. 6.—Timothy
Spellacy, chairman of the Democratic
State Central committee, said tonight:
“We don’t concede Gillett’s election.
Although our reports are meager, it
looks good for Bell. If Gillett comes
to the Techapi mountains with but
7,000 plurality, as claimed by the Re
publicans, Bell has been elected. We
concede San Francisco to Gillett by
600. Reports from several sources in
dicate a close vote in Los Angeles
Spellacy ridiculed the Republican
claims of 15,000 plurality for Gillett
in Los Angees.
Telegraphs Ohio Victory. |
Columbus, 0., Nov. 7.—At 1 o’clock
this morning Senator Dick, chairman
of the State Republican committee,
sent the following telegram to :Presi
dent Roosevelt and to-the chairman
of the Congressional committee: “Ohio
Republican by not less than 75,000 and
elects 17 Republican Congressmen,
three Democrats, with one district in
doubt.” Chairman Garber, of the
Democratic committee, still refuses
verbally to concede the election of the
Republican ticket, the nearest to tha
being a statement that the Republican
plurality would not exceed 25,000.
Gooding Loses Home County.
Boise, Nov. 7.—Scattering returns
indicate that a landslide h§s over
taken the head of the Republican
ticket in the north and central portions
of the state. This (Ada) county has
gone against Governor Gooding by a
majority of a few hundred. Kootenal
and Latah countiegs in the north are
claimed by the Democrats to be
against Gooding, while Washington
Elmore, Boise, and other central coun
ties appear to have gone the same
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Phone EAST{34O7.
136 Russell St. PORTLAND, OR.
A. E. LODELL, Proprietor
Fine Wines, Liquors and]Cigars
Telirhone Pacific 1984
414 North Nineteenth St. PORTLAND, OR.
Importers and Manufacturers
Tea, Coffee, Spices, Extracts
and Baking Powder
24 ann 26 Front Street
Portland Fluff Rug Co.
Transforming of
Worn Brussels and Ingrain
Carpets Into Rugs
Prompt Attention and Bood Service Guaranteed
Phone 3052
790 Washington St., Portland, Oregon
All Kinds of Galvanized Iron
and Tin'Work a Specialty
Agent for
Quaker Mfg. Co.’s Steel Furnaces
449 Union Ave. North
Shop Phone East 8177
Residence Phone East 1868
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317 Chamber of Commerce PORTLAND, OREGON
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Tracts in all parts of the city.
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resident owners of property or those
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