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Member Associated Press. Dsity Except Sunday. LEMH3T0N PUBLISHING CO, LTD. Phone Main 261. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. DAILY. <Qne week ....... -One month ..... ...........60 ■Theae months ......... sSlx months ...... <kue year ....................... 5.00 WEEKLY. •O«« year ....................... ji.bo Six months ......................... **our months ....................... Entered at the Lewiston <*m second class matter. Postofflce SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1907. THERE IS NO HIGHER LAW THAN REASON. Down In Virginia an educated and anatatred citizen has been acquitted of «Murder because he had been told that 'toe victim had offended. His lawyers • took the position that if he believed the stories told him, he was warrant* «d in killing, whether or not the stories were true. Something of the same sort was employed by the de fense in the Thaw case. And It Is not • good defense. It Is not properly designated as "the higher law." There la *0 higher law than reason. It was told to this Virginia man that « young fellow had acted badly toward tola daughter. The young man was •aid to have taken her buggy riding, «nd induced her to drink liquor, later leaving her m a helples^ condition. "What really happened, what was the •xtent of the offense against the girl's life or health or honor, the father did »ot know before he killed the young snan. But he based his entire defense «n the statement that had been made to 'him by third parties, who could Rave no adequate Information. Now, that is not enough warrant ifor the taking of human life. It Is not alone a transgression of all human law, but it is contravention of any Rlgher law that men may apprehend. If that be a good defense, any man may kill a person against whom he •cherishes a grudge, and allege in de tons« that he had been informed that mtcfa person had been guilty of some «raat offense. The fact that such In formation was unfounded has no bear ■'tog en the case. It had none In the 'Virginia case. Not a whit of injury "to the young woman by the young xnan was proved at the trial by way "Of legal defense. The whole case de fended on the father's reliance on the »statement that an injury had been in flicted. He did not, under the curious » code now coming into fashion, have to '"Walt until he had determined if there '•■ware any truth In the reports brought vlo him. ♦ ♦ Vit would be well to hold fast the 1 old rules of evidence, the old' guides j of conduct. There Is no higher law 1 khan reason. If a child is harmed, so- | the <clety may excuse the parent who, in ! m reason-rocking rage, strikes the of- | fender and kills him. But society will 1 require that that rage is caused by an j Injury .actually committed, good old rules of reason are Adequate for all human qse and for the protection of society.—Inter Mountain Republican. think it over. Too many people In attempting to -celebrate get color blind and commence »to paint the town, leaving out the viwhlte and 1 ) 106 . • • • It is to be hoped that they will get through with John D. in time to let him fill his appointment to address the Sunday school on the vanity and vex ations of wealth. • • • Tt was all so sudden that Rockefeller -hadn't time to get an immunity bath. few The Light • That's Bright j Under tbs giittarhkr * light of the electric * lamp every thing la • at Its beat 4 poorly furnished house become» bright and xheerhil In appearance with the introduction of electric light The dark and dingy «tore «nos avoided by • to pp e r s quickly chan -ass Its character and »becomes a busy mart of »trade ander the radiant brilliaoce of Elec «rie 'fHumlnntlOQ. Cal at Electric Light Office •••••*••*•••#•##aasaaasaaa The national holiday still furnishes its heroes and its martyrs. • ■ • The harvest field is the real yellow peril for the ''Weary Willies." • • • As usual there was a woman in the ease—the dress suit case. • • • Rockefeller might testify as to the amount of talned money he has put In circulation. • • • Happy Is the man whose autograph is worth more than his automobile. • • e On the Fourth of July It seems that one smell of powder makes the whole world akin. The office that seeks the man Is not fitted with a good salary attachment A SONG OF POSSIBILITIES. Root's the smartest man we have (Barring Ted.) Wood's the bravest of the brave (Barring Ted.) Loeb's the best man on a horse, Taft's the chap of greatest force In both instances, of course, Barring Ted. Bryan stands the fourest-square (Barring Ted.) Shaw displaces most warm air (Barring Ted.) Garfield bears the strongest lance, Fairbanks wears the longest pants, Hughes, however, stands best chance— Barring Ted. —Louisville Courfer-Journel. *********** * ♦ * • THI8 DATE IN HISTORY. July 6. ♦ 1495—French defeated the Italians at Fornovo. / 1535—Sir Thomas More died. Born, Feb. 7, 1478. 1630—Fifteen, .hundred colonists arriv ed at Boston Bay. 1706—Pierre. LeMoyne Ibbervllle, founder of Louisiana, died. Born, July 16. 1661. 1758—Lord Howe killed in ambuscade near Ticonderoga. 1885—Congress established the stan dard of the American dollar. 1832—Archduke Maxmlllan, emperor of Mexico, bom. Died, June 19, 1867. 1845—President requested to send an army for the protection of Texas. 1868—Democrats nominated Horatio Seymour for president. 193—Prince of Wales married to the Princess Victoria of Teck. 1899—Robert Bonner, American pub lisher, died. Born, 1824. 1905—Elihu Root appointed secretary of state. ♦ THIS IS MY 76TH BIRTHDAY. ♦ ♦ Daniel C. Gilman. ♦ Dr. Daniel Colt Gilman, one of America's most famous educators, was born July 6. 1831, at Norwich, Conn., and received his collegiate education at Yale. After graduating at Yale, he went abroad to finish his schooling In the universities of Germany. For a t'me he was attache of the United States legation at St. Petersburg. He became librarian to Yale university upon h's return to America, and held important posts at this institu- 1 an j upon h's return to America, and held are for to many important posts at this institu- 1 tlon, where he remained until 1872. In I Jhat year Jiç became president of the , Unlvefslty of California, He warf largely instrumental in building .... . - up ! ? nd mak,n * the un| - ! he ! verslty what It Is today. In 1876 was called td the head of the new Johns Hopkins university, where he remained until 1902. During the next few years he acted as president of the Carnegie institute at Washington. • j HOTEL ARRIVALS. ♦ Bollinger. Stanton, St. Paul; W. Kerzog, York; F. P. Dillinger, Denver; i. D. Craw and wife, Portland; Mrs. Grace Holm, Juliaetta; H. P. Letchfleld, Spokane; J. J. Kauffman, Walla Walla; C. W. Nelson and wife. Nee Perce; Frank Cllfs and wife, As otin; H. S. Fuerner, New York; B. Warner, Frank O. Kreager. Olympia; J. E. Brown, I. L. Hammond, Pa louse; John Simmons, Palouse; W. H. Lloyd. Spokane; S Lipman, San Francisco; H. Hall. Spokane; C. Shan non. Des Moines; L. A. Partridge, Spo kane; N. P. Peterson, Troy; H. N. Black city; H. L. Close. San Francis co; George E. Mosser, Spokane; Geo. Haddleman, P. J. Sweeney. Raymond. H. H. George, Spokane; C. R. Bird, Spokane; D. H. Hldgon, Cottonwood; John De Haven. Orangeville; E. Em erson, Lewiston; E. Bowman, P. A. Skells, Lewiston: V. Swift, city; T. Miner, Tokoa; S. M. Long, Spokane. Grand. Charles enderson and wife, Culde sac; Miss W. McCready. Asotin; Irene MeCready, Asotin; Benton Denny, Webb; Ora Kenfleld, Salem; John Deschamps, city; Wm. McDermit; Geo. Walters. Moscow; Charles Holbrook. Troy; S. W. Spoonie, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Oducher. De France. E. B. Conway, Joe Furray, Mrs Della Gillespie, Kippen; Y. J. Howerton, Culdesac; Julia Howerton, Ciildesac; F. R. Simpkins, J. Bartlett and wife, Lapwal; E. Deschamp. Howard Shrtner, Moscow; George Kirk, E. Frit*. Gifford; P. White, M. Dundas. Lenore; F. Mekee, Bert Mills, JJ A. Nelson. ! THE LION AND THE MOUSE. By CHARLES KLEIN. A Story of American Life Novelized From the Play by ARTHUR HORN BLOW. • _ COPYRIGHT, 1906. BY G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY. willingness to renounce his fa "The Lion and the Mouse," I novelized from Charles Klein's I great play, is an American story of the hour dealing with the billionaire. 'Its leading charac ter is the richest man in the world. In the thinly veiled John Ryder the reader will immedi ately recognize another John of worldwide fame. John Ryder's unscrupulous methods are re vealed in the conspiracy to ruin an incorruptible judge who rules adversely to the interests of or ganized capital. The judge's daughter determines to save him. Her heroic struggles in conflict with the money octopus make a story of absorbing interest and great dramatio power. In his ' ther's fortune for the girt of his choice, Ryder's son displays a nobility which wins the reader's warmest admiration. HU daughter Shirley, who was hto greatest friend and comfort, was then la Europe. She had gone to the con tinent to rest after working for months on a novel which she bad Just pub lished. HU wife, entirely without ex perience lu business matters and some what of an invalid, was helpless to ad vise him. But to his old and tried friend, ex-Judge Stott, Judge Ross more explained the facts as they were. Stott shook his head. "It's a conspir acy!" he cried. "And John B. Ryder Is behind It." Rossmore refused to be lieve that any man could so deliberate ly try to encompass another's destruc tion, but when more newspaper stories cams out he began to realize that Stott was right and that hls enemies had In deed dealt him a deadly blow. One newspaper boldly stated that Judge Rossmore was down on the mining company's books for $80,000 more stock than he had paid for, and It went on to agk if this were payment for the favorable decision Just rendered. Ross more, helpless, childlike as he was In business matters, now fully realized the seriousness of his position. "My God! My God!" he cried as he bowed his head down on his desk. And for a whole day he remained closeted In his library, no one venturing near him. As John Ryder sat there sphinxlike j at the head of the directors' table he reviewed all this in his mind. His own part in the work was now done, and well done, and he had come to this meeting today to tell them of his tri umph. Cries of "The chair! The chair!" arose on every side. Senator Roberts leaned over to Ryder and wb * 8 Pered something In his ear, " an acquiescent gesture John Ryder topped the table with his gavel and rose to address his fellow direct -..... ors. Instantly the room was silent again as the tomb. One might have heard a pin diop, so lllteflsrfwj the attention. All eyes were fixed ou the chairman. The air Itself seemed charged with electricity that needed but a spark to set it ablaze Speaking deliberately and dispas sionately, the master dissembler be gan. They had all listened carefully, he said, to what had been stated by They had all listened carefully, he said, to what had been stated by pre vious speakers. The situation no doubt was very critical, but they had weath ered worse storms, and he had every reason to hope they would outlive this storm. It was true that public opinion was greatly inceused against the rail roads and, indeed, against all organ ized capital and was seeking to Injure them through the courts. For a time this agitation would hurt business and lessen the dividends, for It meant not only smaller annual earnings, but that a lot of money must be spent In Wash ington. The eyes of the listeners, who were hanging on every word, involuntarily turned In the direction of Senator Rob erta, but the latter, at that moment busily engaged lu rummaging among a lot of papers, seemed to have missed this significant allusion to the road's expenses In the District of Columbia. Ryder continued; In his experience such waves of re form were periodical and soon wear themselves out, when things go on Just as they did before. Much of the agitation doubtless was a strike for graft. They would have to go down In their pockets, be supposed, and then these yellow newspapers and these yellow magazines that were barking at their heels would let them go. But In regard to the particular case now at Issue—this Auburndale decision—there had been no way of preventing It In fluence had been used, but to no ef fect. The thing to do now was to pre rent any such disasters In future by removing the author of them. The directors bent eagerly forward. Had Ryder really got some plan up his sleeve, after all? The faces around the table looked brighter, and the di rectors cleared their throats and set tled themselves down in their chairs as audiences do In the theater when the drama Is reaching Itrf climax. ■file board, continued Ryder with ley a eepted from that company a valuable ' calmness, had perhaps heard and also seen in the newspapers the stories re garding Judge Rossmore and his al leged connection with the Great North western company. Perhaps they had not believed these stories. It was only natural. He had not believed them himself. But he had taken the trou ble to inquire into the^ matter very carefully, a.id he regretted to say that the stories were true, in fact, they were no longer denied by Judge Ross more himself. The directors looked at each other In amazement. Gasps of astonishment, Incredulity, satisfaction, were heard all over the room. The rumors were true, then? Was it possible? Incredible! Investigation, Ryder went on. had shown that Judge Rossmore was not 1 only Interested in the company In ■ whose favor as Judge of the supreme j court he had rendered an important de cision; but, what was worse, he had ac* gift—that is, $50,000 worth of stock for which he had given absolutely nothing In return unless, as some claimed, the weight of his Influence on the bench. These facts were very ugly and so unanswerable that Judge Ross more did not attempt to answer them, and the Important news which he, the chairman, had to announce to hU fel low directors that afternoon was that Judge Rossmore's conduct would be made the subject of an inquiry by con gress. Ryder sat down, and pandemonium broke loose, the delighted directors tumbling over each other in their eagerness to shake hands with the man who had saved them. Ryder had giv- j en no hint that he had been a factor in the working up of this case against their common enemy, but the directors knew well that he and he alone had been the master mind which had brought about the happy result. CHAPTER III. the supreme reward of virtue the good American Is promised a visit to Paris when he dies. Those, however, of our saga cious fellow countrymen who can af ford to make the trip usually manage to see Lutetia before crossing the river Styx. Most Americans like Paris some like it so well that they have made It their permanent home—al though it must be added that In their admiration they rarely Include the Frenchman. For that matter, we are not as a nation particularly fond of any foreigner, largely because we do not understand him, while the foreign er for his part Is quite willing to re turn the compliment. He gives the Yankee credit for commercial smart ness, which has built up America's gfreat material prosperity, but ho has the utmost contempt for our acquaint ance with art and no profound respect for us as scientists. The logic of this position, set forth iri Le Soir lu an article on the New JVorld, appealed strongly to Jefferson Ryder as he sat In front of the Cafe de la Paix In Paris, sipping a sugared Vermouth. It was 5 o'clock, the magic hour of the aperitif, when the gluttou taxes his wits to deceive hla stomach and work up an appetite for renewed Hs sat in front of the Cafe de la Paix in Paris. gorging. The little tables were all occupied with the usual before dinner crowd. Fascinated by the gay scene around him, Jefferson laid the newspaper aside. To the young American, fresh from prosaic money mad New York, the City of Pleasure presented Indeed a novel and beautiful spectacle. How different, he mused, from hls own city with one fashionable thorough tore — Fifth avenue — monotonously lined for miles with hideous brown stone residences and showing little real animation except during the Saturday afternoon parade when the activities of the smart set, male and female, centered chiefly ln such ex tltlng diversions as going to Huyleris for soda, taking tea at the Waldorf rad trying to outdo each other In dress and show. New York certainly was a dull place with all Us boasted cosmo politanism. It was true, be thought, the foreig ne r Men 9 s $3.50 Oxfords at and$4.00 i with us. Do not hold your feet in a pinched and harassed condition. They make all roads smooth and walking a pastime. They are so easy you forget . they are with you Watson Clothing Co. had lndfted learned the secret of enjoy ,lfe - There was assuredly some thing else In the world beyond mere money getting. His father was j ^ ave to J 1, but he wou,d never be. He was resolved on that. Yet, with all his Ideas of emancipation and progress, Jefferson was a thoroughly practical young man. He fully understood the value of money, and the possession of It was as sweet to him as to other men. Only he would never soil hls soul in acquiring It dishonorably. No, Jefferson was no fool. He loved money for what pleasure, intellectual or physical. It could give him, but he would never allow money to dominate his life as hls father had done. Hla fa ther, he knew well, was not a happy man, neither happy himself nor re spected by the world. He had tolled all hls life to make his vast fortune, and now he toiled to take cjye of It The galley slave led a life of lu*ui;if,>us ease compared with John Burkett $;>• der. Baited by the yellow newtipijyter. and magazines, investigated by state committees, dogged by process serv ers, haunted by beggars, harassed by blackmailers, threatened by kidnapers, frustrated In hls attempts to bestow charity by the cry "tainted money," certainly the lot of tho world's richest man was far from being an enviable one. That is why Jefferson had resolved to strike out for himself. He had warded off the goldeu yoke which bis father proposed to put on his should ers, declining the lucrative position made for him In the Empire Trading company, and he had gone so far as to refuse also the private Income hls fa ther offered to settle on him. He would earn hls own living. A man who has his bread buttered for him seldom accomplishes anything, he had said, and, while hls father had appear ed to be angry at this open opposition to hls will, be was secretly pleased at hls son's grit. JsffersoU was thorough --------- m- , ^ h ® Wou,d forego the great fortune that await ed him rather than be forced into questionable business methods against which his whole manhood revolted. Jefferson Ryder felt strongly about these matters and gave them more thought than would be expected of most young men with hls opportuni ties. In fact, he was unusually serious for hls age. He was not yet'thirty, but he had done a great deal of read ing, and he took a keen but he had done a great deal of read ing, and he took a keen interest in all the political and sociological questions of the hour. In personal appearance he was the type of man that both men and women llke-tall and athletic look ing, with smooth face and clean cut features. He had the steel blue eyes and the fighting Jaw of his father, and when he smiled he displayed two even rows of very white teeth. He was pop ular with men, oeing manly, frank aiw cordial in his relations with them women admired him gre-«- Tm/ were "'-SCï ^.»ve and serious manner. The truth was that he was rather diffident with women, largely owing to lack of experience with them. He had never felt the slightest ln cllnatlon for business. He had.the ar rive temperament strongly developed, and hls personal tastes had little In ~""°. n Wa » »treet and Its feverish stock manipulating. When he was younger he had dreamed of a liter ary or art career. At one time he had even thought of going on the stage, but twas to art that he turned finally. From an early age he had shown «n. slderable skill as a draftsman and later a two years' course at the Acade wL°hi D Z iga convinced W® that this MTU* vocation. He had begun ^"troting for the book publishers th * "««ariiies, meeting at SSst with the usua! rebuff, and dl.apppolnt £ ut V r * fualn « to be discouraged, b« bgd kept «a SB&Mpg the tide tea* ed. ilis drawings began to be accept ed. They appeared first in one magu zine, then in unother, until one day, to his great Joy, lie received an orner from an Important firm of publishers for six wash drawings to be used In Illustrat ing a famous novel. This was the be ginning of his real success. His Ulus trations were talked about almost as much as the book, and from that time on everything was easy. He was in great demand by the publishers, and very soon the young artist, who had begun hls career of Independence on nothing a year, so to speak, found him self hi a handsomely appointed studio In Bryant park, with more orders com lng In than he could possibly fill and enjoying an Income of little less than $5,000 a year. 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