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MKMBKR Or THB SCRJPPS NORTH WKST .^ + A «^^^ A* >J^. ...:, ■ ■■•/jP'^k'•'" ;.'<;iX';v";.':,;/i:;:. ->9^b+- ■' -•'-•>■ ;.;''i% r»ftr\'^Tr lP RuslneM Oftlc* Main 13. [!gS*BßreHE3as«r« Oi4ifnri?ll P.^rt^ ftKO* XTai^rtlilJl 'Cini^i PHONES ss-oisrnS^-^ Story About Light If you are a bit tlrod of reading politics, or of taking your breath In delightful gasps over your n«w spring millinery, turn to entirely different things In an article by Waldemar Kaempffert, phy sical scientist. Waldemar has been studying the effects of light, and his discoveries bust some old notions that you've had. You know the story of the moth and the candle. Maybe dad first told It to you when you took your first drink of liquor. You always have believed that the moth got scorched because he loved the light of the candle. Not so. The light affects, chemically, that part of the moth's body upon which it strikes, and actually forcibly draws the poor devil Into the candle's flame. Of course, this doesn't knock out dad's story to you abeut that liquor. One drink affects you, chemically, and pulls you toward a barrel. Of course, you're seen that plants in a room lighted by one window will bend toward the window, while If the light comes from directly above them, they will grow straight up, but would you think that to be the name of animals? Next time you dive deep down in the ocean, hunt around in the shadows and you'll find a worm called spirographls. He lives in a tube, one end of which is attached to a rock, and only his gills protrude. When you put spirograph in the light, his tube will bend to meet the rays. Wonderful, isn't it, that vegetation and animals should be powerfully controlled by light? You are the same, dear reader. If your light Is only a side ray, one Bide of your heart grows toward greed, selfishness, narrowness, your face gets mean little wrinkles of egotism, your very habits of thought and action shrivel and you become but a miserable part of what you were Intended to be. But if there comes upon you, from above, from all stdea, the light of lovo for your fellows, you grow straight and true, a credit and delight to all creation. That love Is the light of life. It bends, It sbapens, It straightens, and it destroys or it blesses. How are you reflecting it? MOUK WAYS than one to get an education. Frenchman up In Oregon has been burning buildings so as to be put in an Institution where he can learn English. tdlwoidobmcebtslfrglayaserTLurbngni ETAOI ETAOI ETA AATTT Duty and Death | In connection with the tragedies on the Titanic, they're dis cussing whether it Is a wife's duty to go to death with her husband. Solomon himself couldn't settle thl» question to the satisfaction of over 50 per cent of the disputants but, really, isn't there involved t* It the crux of the Issue of equal rights? It is a cur of a man who won't give up his chance of life to a woman, whether she be his wife or not. That spirit of self-sacrifice been bred in men until it has become almost a natural iußtinct la civilised men. We can admire the action of Col. Astor and other heroes of the Titanic who gave up their chances to the women. How sweet and noble the sacrifice of Mrs. Isadore Strauss, who refused to leave In the lifeboats but went to death with her aged husband! But, let us step into the steerage on that night of horror. Here is the Riainski family—father, mother and five little children. If the father —the bread-winner —dies, how hopeless the future of widow end orphans? Hasn't that mother the right to decide which shall live? Has she any right to decide that both shall die? And, while our hearts fill over the heroism of the first cabin, how awful appears the necessity for a decision by that mother In the steerage, who really becomes a heroine which ever way she decides! Most people will, perhaps, say that Mrs. Strauss decided rightly. The right or wrong of what Mrs. Rlsinskl decided is unfathomable by human wisdom. ROOSEVEIjT'S Illinois convention rejected the referendum and Initiative and endorsed Taft. Reminds us so much of Teddy's Saratoga convention. PILATE A SCOUNDREL JUDGE; MOB OF STANDPAT REACTIONARIES CRUCIFIED JESUS. (A "horrible example" which the stand|>ntters of the country hare been wring a good deal of late ii^nni-t the r«-r»l| and other progressive measures, is the rase of Jesus, Pontius I'iluu- and the mob that n-ucifiril the Savior. Pilate has been held up as au upright Judge, who was overruled by the Jerusalem niob. Senator Owen, in the following article, riddles the case as made oat by the standpatter!*.—Editor.) BY ROBERT L. OWES. V. S. Senator from the State of Oklahoma. The Pontius Pilate precedent has been repeated many times as an argument againirt the progressive program. The argument implies that Pilate was a fair example of an upright judge. Pontius Pilate was not an upright judge. He was a etandpat, pie-counter politician from the house of Tiberius Caesar, serving as governor in Judea under the patronage system of the Roman empire. When Jesus Christ was brought before Pilate and Pilate found no wrong in him, the chief priest falsely charged Christ with seeking to be "King of the Jews" and threatened Pilate as an officeholder. "If thou let this man go," they said, "thou are not Caesar's friend. Who ever maketh himself a king Bpeaketh against Caesar." Then it was that this governor, this political judge from Rome, the direct product of political patronage, yielded the innocent prisoner at the bar to be crucified, in the face of Justice and the prayers of his own good wife, to save himself from possible Inconvenience or mis representation at Rome. This unspeakable scoundrel, who ended his base career by sui cide,, is held up by American reactionaries as a model Judge who wanted to do right and the common people are charged with being to blame for his unspeakable crime! The common people were not responsible for the death of Christ. They, in reality, admired and loved Christ. It is on record in St. Mark that "the common people heard Him gladly." The "mob" that led Pontius Pilate to this crime was not a mob of the common people, but a mob of temple thieves, reactionaries and standpatters, led by the "High Priests," the "Captains of the Temple" and the "Elders" —the beneficiaries of the hierarchy of Jerusalem. who, being in possession of delegated power, used it in defiance of the will of the masses of the common people of Jerusalem. 'The common people heeard Him gladly." The common people threw their clothes and palm branches in the streets for Him to ride ov.er and shouted hosannas, end when Pilate yielded to the demands of the machine politicians of Jerusalem, of the reactionaries and con servatives, and turned Christ over to the soldiers of Herod for cruci fixion, the common people followed Him with weeping and with sor row. The essence of the doctrine of Christ is the moving force now in the progressive movement in America and throughout the world. It la the doctrine of the brotherhood of man; the doctrine of altruism; the doctrine of service. It is a doctrine which was utterly opposed 'o the system of gov ernment in Judea in the days of Pontius Pilate, which Christ expressly criticised and condemned. The Markets Wheat advanced yesterday to $1.08 a bushel. Butter' dropped • cent but eggs remain the lam c. Large quantities of potatoes came in- >' Strawberries—Los Angeles, 17 %c ; basket: Florin, $2.25 ttebesLV-i; ■-■■" 'v/ -; ■-. '■■<-.:'■ i Apples—sl.7s @ 2.75. ■! ' Lemons— $4.25©5.00. ' Oranges— sl.7 5® 3.25. .. ftii California Grape Fruit —$3.50 I4M-50. .-■:.;•:• -. ■;.•„■;■:..";■ "■ - Asparagus—California,. $1.16 [#1.50 box. „ Potatoes —$32 0 38 ton. Lettuce —11.10© 1.75. ' Turnips—-$1 sack. . -"; Beef— 10%®U%c Pork—l 2% &16 He. ; Celery—7sc doi , $4.25 Mate. Beets —$1 sack. ;:;V ■■..■■■ .. .'■ Oclons —4 He I*- 1'" Sweet potatoes— t ' »ACX>.HA ! Rhubarb—Home grown, 3c Ib., 75c box. Carrots— sl sack. * Cabbage— 3 4c lb. *j Spinach— 9oc. Chicken— ls 16c lb. j : Oysters— per sack. ; Clams —$1.90 sack. Crabs—sl.so @ 1.75 do*. „; Butt-sr. . ■ Washington Creamery — 270 28c. ■ ;• ■■ :-■ ■■",. , «*•?». § Washington Ranch— 22® 23c. fV.WHOLESALE PRICES. C - ','■ ■: :" i l'.•'."_" Feed. '•••- ,: - ' ■•- ■- S Hay. $1 4 @19 ton;! oats, ;$ 4 2 ton; V;« wheat. v $3 6 ® 37; / shorts, $28.00 ton; bran, $26.50 too. , IT'S A POOR CARTOON THAT WON'T SELL TWO WAYS , ■ ■ i | i || 'TAINT HIS FAULT :$ J ] Tammany Hall has given ? $1000 toward the monument .of Thomas Jefferson. But you shouldn't think bard of Jefferson! for that. He can't help It! '&$$W&!$ t&i *' 'i 7 ' U\ \ ■:'■ ?- .'■. -:■■' ' ''*':.-- ■ -L—:':■■_ ■: -'^■,^!« Here's one they're telling on Chief of Police to Be Lootdls. He was boarding with a family here, who made a visit to Portland. After several days, they saw an opening: there and decided to move. Without coming back they wrote a transfer firm to pack up every thing and ship it. They wrote Chief'Loomis at the same time, but he was out of town and didn't get it.■'■'■'."■•■ When Loomis came home late Saturday night, he found the house closed and all of his clothes and things en route to Portland by frleght. The transfer man hadn't even left him a clean collar. A CKUKIi WOULD. "Sir," faltered the office boy, "kin I git off to go an' see the hockey game this afternoon?" The boss looked at him sharply. Then he brought his fist down hard on the desk. "No!" he shouted decisively. "You kids try to fool me. You ask to get off to see a hockey game, and the first thing we know you are sneaking away to go to your grandmother's funerals. No! You stay right here and worok!" —Cleveland Plain Dealer. AS THE DANCING FASHION CHANGES. "He used to be the worst dancer in the ballroom. All the girls used to be in constant dread that he'd ask for a dance." "Awkward, eh?" ''The limit. But he's In great demand as a partner now." "He must have improved." "Not at all. But the new turkey trot dance makes his awk wardness seem art."—Detroit Free Press. A DIPLOMATIC WIFE. "My wife gave me something in my coffee that stopped me of drinking." "My wife gave me something that cured me of smoking." Maybe it was the same stuff." "I guess not. It was cigars."—Houston Post. "NOBODY BY MEEK. THE TACOMA TIMES. There's an electric light for erery Inhabitant of the Manhat tan section of New York city. But the trouble is they're clustered. More than 1,000,00 square miles of Africa remain unex plored. Twelve Cornel students have formed a club to reconstruct re ligious thought. Yes, the president is a sophomore. OUR PRECISE ARTIST "A 'plane' clothes man." Dear Percival: In reply to your inquiry we would say that sophomore is derived from two Greek words and it means "a wise fool." Definition Instinct Is that which leads a blind fly to a bald bead. A bachelor is a ma: has taken a fancy to. Farmers are the healthiest class of men except preachers, ac cording to English mortality fig ures. Fointing a Moral, "A rolling stone gather no moss," remarked the conservative "Of course," replied the rest less person, "the only way to avoid becoming a tnossback is to keep rolling."—Washington Star. That Did It All Right. He wag a retired butcher, and came from Germany. The little local theater was to let, and he had always wanted to run a theater, bo he started to work. Several hours before the first performance all the entrances were packed with eager villagers and the new proprietor, trying to enter his own theater, got hope lessly entangled in the crush. "Here," be cried, "peeples— peeples, it vaa me-^me —Peter Schmidt!" But the crush showed no signs of slackening, so he tried again. "Valt for a moment, peoples!" he yelled. "Vats der use at pushing lige dcs Der first two acts vas rotten!" No wonder the flowers are wild. Think of the old maids that go bunting them this time of year. They're Sending Poor Prince Eddie To Paris To Be "Educated" In the Ways of Life PARIS, April 29. —The Prince of Wales, heir to the throne of Kiifcland. Is visiting In Paris. He will be here four months. What Is tbe object of the tripT The trip, one tells you, is for "educational purposes." But how? One lu'rson tells you that he Is to atudy International law at the special command of the King, his father. Uut international law can be studied as well, or better (by an Englishman) In London than at Paris. Another person says he is to study French. But he al ready had a native French teach er. A third, especially If he be a Frenchman and onto the ropes, declares with a cynical smile: "Eh bien. It's Just part of the education of a prince." The Paris newspapers, accus tomed to saying more nearly what they think In regard to such ques tions as that of "the education of a prince," give an idea as to what might be meant. Here's a sample from "1..a Llberte," one of the more sedate of tha afternoon dallies: "Th« king of England said to his wife: •■ '.Our boy is growing; h« is nearly 18; what are \v« Koing to do with him?' " 'Make a king of him.' " 'Then we can do no better than commence by making hii'i a man. So far he hag worn dresses, so to speak. The time has come when we must put him In contact with life. Let us send him on a trip aboard.' ' 'Kdward Is /cry young.' " 'Bosh! Wilhelin, our cousin at Berlin, has asked us to send Edward over to see his boys. "Rest assured," he writes, "h« will be well fed, vomfortably lodged and his innocence well looked after." His innocence! I don't know that we demand as much as that. Edward is a good Englishman and like all good Eng lishmen, I'm afraid he would be lonesome in Berlin. Let's send him to Paris.' " 'To Paris! To Paris, where your father—!' " 'Certainly! To Paris, where his grandfather, Edward —!' " 'Paris still remains the best school for the young man who IS COLOR HATRED GETTING BEYOND BOUNDS, MOVING CHILDREN TO MURDER? Is color hatred becoming worse la this country that even the children are moved to deeds of blood? If not, what can be the meaning of the following horri fying Btorles in the telegraph news? In less than a week there have flashed over the wires three ac counts of how white boys tried to reduce the colored population and in two instances succeeded. In none of the three localities Is there known to be a feud be tween the white and the colored people. None of the boy slayers was noted for his "toughness" or lawlessness. SAVANNAH BOY STABS NEGRO TO DEATH SAVANNAH, Ga., April 22. —In a boyish fight begun, it is said, by a negro boy's kicking a dog, Sammy Simms, a white boy, 10 years old stabbed an unknown negro boy about the same age with a pocketknife and killed him. NEGRO BOY IS SHOT BY NINE-YEAR-OLD LAB FORSYTH, Ga.. April J8. — Charlie Davis, a young negro boy, lies in a dangerous condition at his home here as the result of a rifle wound at the hands of Joe Castleberry, V white boy, who is just 9 years old. Joe fired at the negro for no apparent reason. CHILD KILLS NEGKO OVER NICKEL BKT GREENSBORO, N. C, April 20. —Because he had not paid a nickel which he lost in a bet, Ned Jones, an old negro, was shot and killed by an 11-year-old white boy. The boy, it is said, stood In his own yard and fired two shots A\ — ."JJE^^Phe Tower )K^B& ■ •j^CleiSS'es 1 Mike Bascovltch knows not our speech, He doesn't read our magazines; He doesn't know our word for "pain," But he knows pain and what it means. He and his kind are human, too, And something more than toll machines. Mike Bascovitch has wife and babes, And tolls for them the dull years through; And though he lives in squalor bleak, He loves his own as well as you; He does not drive them forth to toil Until his masters force him to. Mike Bascovitch loves sun and air. He loves the fields so green and wide- But masters of his flesh and soul Have kept his longing all denied. Have held htm close to smoke and grime— His dreams and hopes unsatisfied. Mike Bascovitch Is slow and dull. He «eciris from us "a thing apart"; lie's never had a decent chance, The world has crushed him from the start, A brother to the ox, perhaps, _ , .. ■-._■■ « ■.. \. • i.' - But just like you are, in heart.: PRINCE EDDIE ON THE STE AMKIt EN ROUTE TO PARIS wishes to know life. At Paris Kdward will meet philosophers and fools, brillian men anrl revo lutionists, pretty women and—' " 'He can meet those anywhere.' " 'No. Paris more than any other city is humanity epitomized. There, during a few months, Ed ward may know the pleasures of liberty. Paris will give him a lit tle of that indulgence, of that scepticism, of that fantasy and also of that wisdom which is that of the true Parisian. At least, that is what my father told mo, who knew Paris and waa himself SAMMY SIMMS, WHO STABBED A NEGRO BOY TO DEATH. with a rifle at the negro, who was seated on his porch. The white boy was held to court by the cor oner's jury. Monday, April 29,1912. a Parisian." "Le Temps," one of the moat conservative of ell French news papers, has printed an article along the same, lines, though more dignified in tone. It is understood here, on good authority, that King George gave specific instructions to the prince's entourage that he did not want his Eon and heir engaging in any larks of a character which might be termed "oporty" or "wild-oat i-.1i," in fact, it is said that ho doesn't approve of that sort of "education" for a prince. THRKK REMARKABLE OASES IN 111 I: \ I \\ S IN I.KSS THAN A WKKK. O woman! In your hours of ease You smile on us and whisper: "Please;" And we go out and saw the wood While you are testing breakfast : food.*- ♦Old Doc Brom, the Peorla poet, who sent this in, was asked how he could rhyme wood and foods. He replied that he couldn't rhyme 'em. He said: Why should a poet waste his time A-hunting for a proper rhyme? If but a pretty thought be there, Why for the rhyme or meter care? "Officer, can you direct me to! a bank?" J "Nope; I ain't a bank dUMr? tor."