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CJtWISTON EVENING TELLER
Member Associated Press. Daily Except Sunday. EJEWISTON PU BLISHING CO, LTD. Phone Main 261. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. DAILY. «Om week .......................$ .16 «Owe month .......................60 "Three months ... ;............... i.S5 Six months ..................... 2.60 <Hw year ....................... 6.00 WEEKLY. Ose year .......................$1.60 ÆH* months .......................76 Wtour months .............. 60 Entered at the Lewiston Postoffice as second class matter. MONDAY, JULY 8, 1907. ♦ WEATHER REPORT. Forecast for Lewiston and vicinity tor tonight and tomorrow; Fair tonight. Tuesday fair and cool* «er. Following data recorded at local of* flee. United States weather bureau at ;8:30 «'clock this afternoon: Maximum temperature, 90; mini . mum temperature, 60; mean tempera rturq, 76; precipitation, 00. W. W. THOMAS, Official lu Charge. POLITICS AND PUBLIC OWNER SHIP. The question of municipal ownership lias been made the subject of expert examination and the report of that in* quiry is now before the public in the .report of the National Civic Federa lism commission published of this date. The report deals with many phases, tout the one most prominent is its bear iag on the labor question and this phase of the matter is handled both pro and con by different members of the commission. The favorable report 4» by Prof. John R. Common!, of Wisconsin university. In the course of his report he takes occasion to reply to the political rot tenness of the municipal ownership plan as worked out in some of the «Ities visited. In the course of his report Prof. 'Commons said: "I take it that the key to the whole - •question 1 of municipal or private own ership is the question of politics. For . politics is simply the question of get ting and keeping the right kind of men to manage and operate the municipal undertakings, or to supervise, regu late and bargain with the private un , Partakings. The kinds of business that we are dealing with are essen » tlally monopolies performing a public «ervice, and are compelled to make use -of Che streets which are public prop erty. If their owners are private com • panics they are compelled to get their franchises and all privileges of doing business, and ail terms and conditions of service from the municipal authori ■ ties. And in carrying out their con i tract with the municipality they are Pealing continually with municipal of • ltcials. Consequently it is absurd to .assume that private ownership is non political. It is just as much a political question to get and keep honest or business-like municipal officials who -will drive good bargains with private •companies on behalf of the public and then see that the bargains are lived up Po, as it is to get similar officials to «perate a municipal plant. We do not «scape politics by resorting to private «ownership—we only get a different Brind of practical politics." «CAPTURING THE SPHINX. At last the oleaginous John D. ^Rockefeller ras been captured and ■brought into court. So far he has not made a very good witness. In fact, be has not opened up a( all. He has -maintained an exasperating silence which is in keeping with his usual character. Should the government succeed in finding anything out from the silent John, it will be when he .-thinks out loud in his sleep. John has apparently taken a few lessons in mythology, and is undoubt edly a believer in the silent treatment. *Tls a wise man that can close up like M dam, especially when his interests ware at stake. The Light That's Bright Under the glittering light of the electric lamp every thing la -seen nt tu beet. | poorly furnished house becomes bright and eheertol in appearance with the Introduction of Aleotrtc light. .'The dark and dingy - «tore onoe avoided by « hn pgsee q u ick l y chan gea 1U character and of trade ander the radiant • •toriUtonoe of DeckU: "2 CaB at Electric Light Office 60 Why the poor John, with his meagre knowledge, should be harrassed and hounded by court officials and requir ed to appear in court is to most peo ple a mystery. There are so many others that could tell so much more re garding the affairs controlled by the sphinx-like John that he might have been spared all this trouble. John possesses a superabundance of silence, and it would appear that one so innocent might be spared the hu miliation of being compelled to go into court and be there exposed to the curious and gossip-loving attendant!?. Then, too, his family should be con sidered. Think of the disgrace brought to them by the mere act of having him ruthlessly taken from his comfortable and luxurious home to a common court of justice, lacking all the niceties and attentions to which his reticent nature is accustomed to. That the government should perse cute and persist in bringing trouble to one of John's character and disturb his equanimity seems unnecessary, for a clothier's dummy might as well have been captured and dragged into court to face the great Judge and jury, eluci dating about as well as did the myth ological, theological John. THE COMING CAMPAIGN. In the gossip about candidates and prospective candidates for the presi dency it is well to remember that the campaign is only a short year away and the preliminary test of strength less than that. The first sklrqnlsh of the campaign for the republicans will come when the national committee as sembles in Washington in December to select the time and place for holding the meeting. It Is rumored that there will be a complete reorganization at that time owing to the fact that there will be the election of a chairman to take the place made vacant by the resignation of Cortelyou. New Of Indiana was made temporary chairman, but the fight will be made to displace him, the "favorite sons" combined against the administration coterie. If New Is re tained It will be considered a victory for Taft and If he Is defeated Fair banks and other favorite sons will have won. In the democratic camp the move ment has for its purpose the naming of a candidate that will displace Bryan. Watterson Is the prominent leader of the opposition and his dark horse is announced in the person of Governor Johnson of Minnesota. To offset this friends of the man who as pires to be the three times candidate are beginning a vigorous campaign and the democratic national convention in 1908 promises to be as spectacular as that of prior occasions when Bryan was fighting for control. THINK IT OVER. In the good old summer time the thermometer is the only thing that is entirely successful in keeping its spir its up. * * * 1 Barney Oldfield, the speed marvel of the auto-craey, charged with faking, has attempted suicide. The Inference is that Barney has been goin' some along the booze route. It has been amply demonstrated that ifn automobile cannot successfully climb a tree o rshln a telegraph pole. An one who asserts differently is only a nature faker. • * ■ With a few more outside precincts to. hear from It can be safely asserted that the celebration on the Fourth of July was entirely successful. • • * The English sparrow is an undesira ble citizen. • • • Wooing Dame Fortune is only a game of chance—for most of us a mis chance. • • • After a day spent in the observance of the Sunday rest law. it ought to be easy to crack a dry Joke. • • * This advise about buying coal Just as we are struggling to pay the Ice man is too much like rubbing It In Just because you can. • • • Rockefeller Is not even sure bow old be Is. but Judee Landis will nmbably conv'nce him that he is old gnough to know better. • • • Tn the wb'rl-a-gig of time that Is an suspicions moment when we are brought to real'xe that "the Jig Is up." A CHEERFUL GIVER. I haven't made a fortune yet. An' mebbe never will; In lots o' things I've failed to get The needful luck or skill; I've somehow always missed my guess, Exceptin' once or twice In small affairs; but, not the less, I like to give advice. I ve had hard knocks enough, you see. To teach me lota o' sense; I won t be stingy, no. slrree. With my experience. I've been a loses at each game. From Wall street down to dice, An' elsewhere, too. But. Jea the Mme. I like to give advice. It's something which, you must admit A lot o' people need; Although It doesn't always fit, I can't be guaranteed. There ain't no laurels on my brow Fame a plaudits to entice; I've made mistakes; but anyhow, I like to give advice. —Washington Star. THE LION AND ' THE MOUSE. By CHARLES KLEIN. A Story of American Lift Novelized From the Play by ARTHUR HORN BLOW. COPYRIGHT, 1906, BY G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY. "The Lion and the Mouse," novelized from Charles Klein's 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 min an incorruptible judge who rules adversely to the interests o f 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 dramatic power. In his\ willingness to renounce his fa ther's fortune for the girl of his choice, Ryder's eon displays a nobility which wins the reader's warmest admiration. Jefferson bad read half a dozen re views of It In as many American pa pers that afternoon at the New York Herald's reading room In the Avenue de 1'Opera, and he chuckled with glee as he thought how accurately this young woman had described his fa ther. The book had been published un der the pseudonym "Shirley Green," and he alone had been admitted Into the secret of authorship. The critics all conceded that it was the book of the year, and that It portrayed with a pitiless pen the personalty of the biggest figure In the commercial life of America. "Although," wrote one reviewer, "the leading character In the book Is given another name, there can be no doubt that the author Intended to give to the world a vivid pen portrait of John Burkett Ryder. She has suc ceeded In presenting a remarkable character study of the most remarka ble man of his time." He was particularly pleased with the reviews, not only for Miss Rossmore's sake, but also because his own vanity was gratified. Had he not collabor ated on the book to the extent of ac quainting the author with details of his father's life and his character istics which no outsider conld possi bly have learned? There had. been no disloyalty to his father in doing this. Jefferson admired his father's smart ness, if he could not approve his methods. He did not consider the book an attack on his father, but rather a powerfully written pen picture of an extraordinary man. The acquaintance of his son with the daughter of Judge Hossmare had not escaped the eagle eye of Ryder, Sr., and much to the financier's annoyance and even consternation lie had ascer tained that Jefferson was a frequent caller at the Kossmore home. He im mediately jumped to the conclusion that tlds cotild mean only one thing, and fearing what he tern ad ''»he con sequences of the Insanity of immature minds," he had summoned Jefferson peremptorily to ^is presence. He told his son that all Idea of marriage in that quarter was out of the question for two reasons: One was that Judge Kossmore was his most bitter enemy. the other was that he had hoped to see his son, his destined successor, marry a woman of whom he, Ryder, Sr., could approve. He knew of such a woman, one who would make a far more de sirable mate than Miss Kossmore. He alluded, of course, to Kate Roberts, the pretty daughter of his old friend, the senator. The family Interests would benefit by this alliance, which was desirable from every point of view. Jefferson had listened respectfully nntil his father had finished and then grimly remarked that only one point of view had been overlooked—his own. He did not care for Miss Roberts; be did not think she really cared for him. The marriage was out of the question. Whereupon Ryder, Sr., had fumed and raged, declaring that Jefferson was op posing his will as he always did. and ending with the threat that If his son married Shirley Rossmore without his consent he would disinherit him. Jefferson was cogitating on these in cidents of the last few months when suddenly a feminine voice which he quickly recognized called ont In Eng lish: "Hello! Mr. Ryder." He looked up and saw two ladles, one young, the other middle aged, smil ing at him from an open fiacre which hsd drawn up to the curb. Jefferson jumped from his seat, upsetting his chair and startling two nervous Frenchmen In his hurry, and hastened out, hat In band. "Why. Miss Rossmore, what are yon doing out driving?" he asked. "Yon know you and Mrs. Blake promised to dine with me tonight I was com ing round to the hotel in a few mo menta." ^ Mrs. Blake was a younger sister of Shirley's mother. Her husband bad died a few years previously, leaving her a small income, and when she had heard of her niece's contemplated trip to Europe she had deckled to come to Tarts to meet her and Incidentally to chaperon her. The two women were stopping at the Grand Hotel close by, while Jefferson had found accommoda tions at the Athenee. Shirley explained. Her aunt wanted to go to the dressmaker's, and she her self was most anxious to' go to the Luxembourg Gardens to hear the mu sic. Would he take her? Then they could meet Mrs. Blake at the hotel at 7 o'clock and all go to dinner. Was he willing? Mrs. Blake said she would get out here. Her dressmaker was close by, In the Rue Auber, and she would walk back to the hotel to meet them at 7 o'clock. Jefferson assisted her to alight and escorted her as far as the porte cochere of the modiste's, a couple of doors away. When he returned to the carriage, Shirley had already told the coachman where to go. He got In, and the fiacre started. "Now," said Shirley, "tell me what you have been doing with yourself all day." Jefferson was busily arranging the faded carriage rug about Shirley, spending more time In the task per haps than was absolutely necessary, nnd she had to repeat the question. "Doing?" he echoed, with a smile. "I've been doing two things—waiting impatiently for 7 o'clock and Incidental ly reading the notices of yonr book." CHAPTER IV. «/MELL me, what do the papers say?" Settling herself comfort ably back in the carriage, Shirley questioned Jefferson with eag erness, even anxiety. She had been Impatiently awaiting the arrival of the newspapers from "home," for so much depended on this first effort. She knew her book had been praised In some quarters, and her publishers had written her that the sales were bigger every day, but she was curious to learn how it had been received by the re viewers. Shirley was not beautiful, but hera was a face that never failed te attract attention. It was a thoughtful and In teresting face, with an Intellectual brow aud large, expressive eyes, the face of a woman who had both brain power and Ideals, and yet who, at the same time, was in perfect sympathy with the world. She was fair In com plexion, and her fine brown eyes, alter nately reflective and alert, were shad ed by long dark lashes. Her eyebrows were delicately arched, and she had a good nose. She wore her hair well off the forehead, which was broader than In the average woman, suggesting good mentality. Her mouth, however, was her strongest feature. It was well shaped, but there were firm lines about It that suggested unusual will power Yet It singled readily, and when tt did there was an agreeable vision of strong, healthy looking teeth of daz zling whiteness. She was a little over medium height and slender In figure and carried herself with that unmis takable air of well bred Independence that bespeaks birth and culture. She dressed stylishly, and, while her gowns were of rich material and of a cut suggesting expensive modistes, she was always so quietly attired and In such perfect taste that after leaving her one could never recall what she had on. "Tell me," she repeated, "what do the papers say about the book?" "Say?" he echoed. "Why, simply that you've written the biggest book of the year, that's all!" "Really! Oh, do tell me all they said!" She was fairly excited now, and In her enthusiasm she grasped Jefferson's broad, sunburnt hand which was lying outside the carriage rug He tried to appear uncons« (ous of the contact, which made hla every nerve tingle, as he proceeded to tell her the gist of the reviews he had read that afternoon. "Isn't that splendid?" she exclaimed when he had finished. Then she added quickly; "I wonder if your father has seen It." Jefferson grinned. He had some thing oh hts conscience, and this was a good opportunity to get rid of it. He replied laconically: "He probably has read It by this time. I sent him a copy myself." The Instant the words were out of his mouth he was sorry, for Shirley's face bad changed color. "You sent him a copy of 'The Amer ican Octopus?* " she cried. "Then he'll guess who wrote the book." "Oh, no, he won't," rejoined Jeffer son calmly. "He has no Idea who sent It to htm. I mailed It anonymously." Shirley breathed a sigh of relief. It was so Important that her Identity should remain a secret As dsughter of a supreme court judge she bad to be most careful. She would not embar rass her father for anything In the world. Suddenly Jefferson asked her: "Have yon heard from home recent ly r "I bad a letter from father last week. Ivery thing was going on at home as v hen I left Father says he misses me sadly and that mother la ailing, as usual." She smiled, and Jefferson smiled too. Men 9 s Oxfords at $3.50 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. They both knew by experience that pothlug really serious ailed Mrs. Ross more, who was a good deal of a hypo chondriac and always so filled with aches and pains that on the few »occa sions when she really felt well she was genuinely alarmed. The cab stopped suddenly In front of beautiful glided gates. It was the Luxembourg, and through the tall rail ings they caught a glimpse of well kept lawns, splashing fountains and richly dressed children playing. From the distance came the stirring strains of a brass band. The coachman drove up to the curb, and Jefferson jumped down, assisting Shirley to alight. They entered the gardeus, following the sweet scented paths until they came to where the music was. The band of an Infantry regiment was play ing, and a large crowd had gathered. Many people were sitting on the elm 1rs provided for visitors for the modes; fee of two sous; others were promenading round and round a great circle having the musicians in Its center. The dense foliage of the trees overhead afforded a perfect shelter from the hot rays of the sun, and the place was so Inviting and Interesting, so cool and so full of sweet perfumes and sounds, appealing to and satisfying the senses, that Shir ley wished they had more time to spend there. "Isn't It delightful here?" said she. "1 could stay here forever, couldn't you?" "With you—yes," answered Jeffer Bon, with a significant smile. Shirley tried to look angry. She strictly discouraged these convention al, sentimental, speeches which con stantly flung her sex in her face. "Now, you know I don't like you to talk that way, Mr. Ryder. It's most undignified. Please be sensible." Quite subdued. Jefferson relapsed Into a snlky silence. Presently he said ; "I wish you wouldn't call me Mr. Ryder. I meant to ask you this before. You know very well that you've no great love for the name, and If you persist you'll end by Including me In your hatred of the hero of your book." Shirley looked at him with amused curiosity. "What do you mean," she asked. "What do you want me to call you?" "Oh, I don't know," he stammered, rather intimidated by this self pos sessed young jvoman. who looked him calmly through and through. "Why not call me Jefferson? Mr. Ryder Is so formal." Shirley laughed outright, a merry, unrestrained peal of honest laughter, which made the passersby turn their heads and smile, too, commenting the while on the stylish appearance of the two Americans whom they took for sweethearts. After all, reasoned Shir ley, he waa right They had been to gether now nearly every hour in the day for over a month. It waa absurd to call him Mr. Ryder. So, addressing him with mock gravity, she said: "You're right, Mr. Ryder-I mean Jefferson. You're quite right. You .are Jefferaon from this time on, only re member"—here she shook her gloved finger at him warnlngly—"mind you behave yourself! No more such senti mental speeches as yon made lust now." Jefferaon beamed. He felt at least two Inches taller, and at that moment be would not have changed places with any one In the world. To hide the embarrassment hia gratification caused him he pulled out hla watch and exclaimed: "Why, It's a quarter past six. We ahall have all we can do to get back to the hotel and dress for dinner." Shirley rose at once, although loath to leave. (To Continued.) ♦ THIS DATE IN HISTORY. ♦ ♦ July 8. ♦ 1676—Lord Culpepper appointed gov ernor of Virginia for life. 1709—Swedish army uhder Charles XU. defeated the Russians under Peter the Great at battle of Pultowa. 1768—French victorious at battle of Tlconderoga. 1822—Percy Bysse Shelley, eminent English poet, drowned. Born, 1792, 1836—Joseph Chamberlain, | English statesman, born. 1855— Admiral Sir W. E. Parry, Arctic explorer, died. 1856— United States senate rejected bill to admit Kansas as a free state, 1906—Hostilities broke out between Salvador and Guatemala. ♦ THIS IS MY 71 ST BIRTHDAY. ♦ ♦ Joseph Chamberlain. ♦ Joseph Chamberlain, the eminent English statesman, whose health for some time past has been a matter of grave concern to his friends, was bom July 8, 1836, in London. When 20 years old he removed to Birmingham and engaged in business. In 1863 he began his political career. For five years he was an agitator, chiefly In support of a national eduction en tirely free from denominational con trol. in 1873 he was unanimously elected president of the Birmingham school board. Thrice elected mayor of Birmingham, he reformed and set In order the municipal government, de servedly earning the highest reputa tion as a munlcpal administrator. He entered parliament In 1876. In 1686 Mr. Chamberlain was president of the local government board in Mr. Glad stone s cabinet, but resigned owing to disagreements with his leader on home rule for Ireland. Upon the elevation of Lord Hartington to the peerage, Mr. Chamberlain became the lad er of the liberal unionist party l n the house of commons. Hla greatest reputation was acquired aa secretary of state for the colonies, which position he filled from 1895 to 1903. In 1888 Mr. Cham W. c. 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