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DAILY EAST OREGON LIN. PENDLETON. OREGON. Tm H.SD.AV, JILV 2, 1908. PAGE THREE. MOVETO DEFEAT "JOE" CANHQIf HAS BEEN TAGGED AS UXDE8I RABLE REACTIONARY Iowa Will Lead Revolt to Prevent III Reelection 08 Sneaker of tlie House AH Northwest Stales Ex ported to Join In Uie fight "Uncle Joe" Prevents All Reform Legisla tion. , An organized effort Is said to have been discovered to defeat "Uncle Joe" Cannon for speaker of the sixty-first congress If the republicans carry the house. He hus been tagged as an undesirable reactionary and' muBt be eliminated, so the report goes. Iowa Is expected to lead the revolt against the Illinois congressman. In the first place. Iowa has wanted the speakership honors for years as a tribute to her old veteran, Col. "Pete" Hepburn. In the second pluce, the state Is not In sympathy with some of Cannon's policies. The action of republicans In Guth rle county, Iowa, adopting resolutions calling upon Representative Walter I. Smith,, one of the most Influential men In the house, and one who Is gen erally regarded as needing no Instruc tions, to vote against Joseph G. Can non for speaker, 1b said to be the first step In the campaign. Other Iowa organizations will follow suit, and It predicted that many of the congress men from that state will have the organizations, upon which they de pend for election, demanding the de feat of Cannon and the selection of Hepburn to succeed Him. Should Iowa lead off in this mat ter, most of the northwestern states will follow her, It Is calculated. Wis consin Is said to be up In arms against the drastic rules of the speuker that have squeezed the La Eollutte dis ciples so hard that they have been able to do nothing more effective than to make a futile protest. Not one solitary crumb of reform have they been able to bring forth to the hungry reformers In tho Badger state and they say It Is all because "Uncle Joe" will not allow them to do any thing to save the nation. Some of them have spoken their minds on the floor of the house, while others con tented themselves with breaking over puny lines wnen tne speaker cracked the whip to carry out some of his plans. Minnesota, .Michigan, Nebraska, California and Kansas, are counted on to vote for a change In affairs In the house, while scattering representa tives, disgruntled by the way things have been run In tho house during the last three congresses are classed with those who will vote against the Illi nois member. It Is said that organized labor will urge on the fight against Cannon. The speaker's opposition to the pasage of legislation demanded by the Amerl csn Federation of Labor and his fight at Chicago against the antl-lnjunc tlon plank In the republican platform has whetted the hatred of organized labor for him. If some of the repub lican representatives, booked for the disapproval of the American Federa tion of Labor are willing to pledge themselves to vote against Cannon, they may'effect a compromise with the federation. Colonel Hepburn Is not the only man in the house who would like to succeed Cannon. There Is Represen tative Burton of Ohio, regarded as the most effective orator, deepest think er and profound student on the floor. Representative Boutell of Illinois, Is olso said to be good timber. Should the democrats by nny chance gain control of the house It Is generally regarded as certain that Representative Champ Clark of Mis sotirl, will be chosen speaker. In the last five years, Clark has grown Im mensely in the house, and besides be ing level-headed. Is a first-class ora tor. FOUGHT UNDER WATER. Last of tht 8psnlih Fleet st the Bat tle of Manila Bay, "What was It like, that battle of Ma nila Bay, do you nHk?" The thunders of heuveu, would have been lost in Its din. It was fierce and fast, like the rolling of all the drums In tho world or tike bolts of heavy sail cloth torn Into shreds by the wind. What a picture it would make that battle, .the last of the Spanish fleet, the Don Antoulo de Ullou. She fought, sinking a foot a uiuiutel Gun after gun went under, and when the last onset was made only ber bow gun re mained. Its crew, waist deep in water, fought ns though victory was crown ing them. It was theirs to fire the last gun upon that eventful day, and we cheered them as they sank. These are the things men will write about, but memory alone can pnlnt a picture so terrible that the moon, that old night watch of the universe, hid behlud friendly vapors that she might not see the embers of war as they glared through tho portholes and upon sons of half sunken ships, while ever and anon exploding magazines would teur the waters, and flames of yellow and red flaunt above all that was left of Spain's wreckage. Surely Wellington was a Solomon when he wrote, "Nothing except a bat tle lost can be half so melancholy as u battle won."-St. Nicholas. AN AFRICAN RESCUE. 8aved From a Great Army of Ravenous Driver Ants. In her "West African Studies" Miss Klngsley tells this story about the fa mous "driver" ants: "I was In a little village, and out of a but came the owner and his family and all the household parasites pcllmell, leaving the drivers In nowsslon. but the mother nnd father of the family, when they recovered from this unwonted burst of activity, showed such a lively concern and such unmistakable signs of anguish at having left something behind them In the but that I thought it must be the baby. 'Inhlni far cor ner for floor!' shrieked the distracted parents, and into that hut I charged. "Too true! There In the corner lay the poor little thing, a mere Inert black mass, with hundreds of cruel drivers already swarming upon it. To sclzo It and give It to the distracted mother was, as the reporter would say, 'the work, of an instant.' She gave a cry of Joy and dropped It Instantly Into a water barrel, where her hus band held It down with a hoe. chuc kling contentedly. Shiver not, my friend, at the callousness of the Ethiopian. That there thing wasn't an infant. It was a ham!" Some Epigrams. Tom Tlood cast epigrams at himself in the face of death. His wife was preparing a large mustard plaster to apply to his shrunken chest. "My dear," said Hood, "that's a terrible lot of mustard for a small piece of beef." Sir Walter Raleigh expressed hlm-j self lu a similar mood after be mount ed the scaffold. Feeling the edge of the ax, he said to the executioner, "This Is a sharp medicine, but It Is a cure for all disease's." An Italian nobleman, probably be guiled by patent medlclue advertise ments, left this Inscription for his gravestone: "I was well, wanted to be better, took physic and died." Charles Knight suggested that "Good Knight" would be sufficient for bis memorial tablet. A brother Scot who did not sympa thize with his peccadillos in life, when asked to suggest an appropriate epi taph for Scotland's national poet, said, "Ills nln uamc'8 enough Robert Burns." Boston Tost. July Clearance Sale Lawns at Cost Parasols 33 1-3 percent. Discount White Lawn Dresses at Cost White Lawn Shirtwaists 33 1-3 per cent. Disc't. Ladies' Tailored Wash Suits and Skirts 33 1-3 per cent. Discount Odd Lots of Ladies' and Children's Oxfords at Less Than Cost. Alexander Dep't Store Givers of Best Values PRINCESS MAY WED COMMONER Old Maid Daughter of King Edward May Become Brido of Dr. Nansea. London, July 2. Persistent rumors are being circulated In London to the effect that Princess Victoria, the old maid daughter of King Edward, will shortly marry a commoner, Dr. Frld- Jof Nansen, the famed explorer, who was until recently the Norwegian am bassador to London. The princess is now nearlng her I 40th milestone, but her affection for the gallant descendant of the Vikings is alleged to be none the less warm on account of her mature ago. Hav ing withstood the flattering attentions of scores of princes and nobles, she has at last succumbed to the tender passion. It Is ulieged that Dr. Nansen left the court of St. James because of his attachment for the princess and the consequent displeasure of her royal father. The Princess Victoria, however, like her royal grandmother, Is capable of exercising a will of her own and it Is whispered in social circles that the king and queen may yet give their assent to a marriage with the untitled suitor of the princess, It Is known that the king entertains' a respectful admiration for the Norwegian explor er, and, as man to man, would prob ably consider him a desirable son-in-luw. DON'T FORGET. That our stock of Harvest Sup plies is the largest and most complete in this city. We have at all times. Chain Belt Leather Belt Hard Oil Canvas Babbitt Metal Sheet Iron Oil Cups Rope Rivets ETC. ETC. Machine Oils Water Bags Oil Cans Butt Chains Axle Crease Tents Pipe Ranges Graniteware ETC. -1 tli of July Excursion Rates on the O. R. & N. Selling round trip tickets between all points on its lines within the dis tance of 200 miles. Friday and Sat urday, July 3 and 4, at the rate of one and one-third fare round trip. Tickets good returning July 6th. F. J. Qulnlan, Agent. Bring Your Want List to Us W. J. Clarke & Co. Phone Main 2 ! 21 1-213 E. Court St. Garden Hose and Refrigerators Are something that everybody needs now that dry and warm weather Is coming on and It benooves everybody to get the best for their money. If that's what you're looking for, call around and examine my line of refrigerators and garden hose. V. STROBLE 210 E. Court Street. 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While most of the delegates .are youngsters there is a sprinkling of older men and women who, beginning their literary careers as amateur Journalists have since become professional newspaper workers or have atalned success in other lines. There Is every prospect that this will be the most successful national gathering of the scribes since the birth of the organization 32 years ago. Wholesome Advice For Boys. Now, you lads who want to leave school, don't lie In such a hurry to be earning something. Think of the fu ture vsped rather than the present advantage. The man who can do stffnotliing really well, whether it be the making of a table, the building of a bouse or the writing of a book, will very seldom be unemployed. It is tho boys In a hurry who are "Httlo mil lionaires" on 8 shillings a week nt fourteen and "big loafers" on nothing at eighteen, with no trade in their fingers and no prospect but the life of a day laborer. Go slowly, boys-you'll go farther. Hurry Is a dog that often, goes off on a wrong scent. Patience and foresight are two dogs which hunt together. They are slow at "finding," but they are always "In at the death." London Scholars' Own. That Is, give him some interest, how ever small, in the rewards of Intelli gent husbandry. COFFEE Three-quarters of coffee ii such that we can't touch it; we make five grades of the top quarter. Teer tracer return rear Bent? If yes deal Hie fcbUUac't Beet; t sarjtla. ' 8poiled Musiolans. Rubinstein disapproved of marriage for musicians. Just before his death be spoke sadly of his Russian lady pu pils. "What have I wasted all my time on them for?" he asked irritably. "Every one married! It's too provok ing! Here they are, spoiled forever for art life. What did they study for?" The London Musical World remarks that "those who ask why we have no great lady composers may be left to think on these things." e l . IN II I I VAT , s. A Nice, Polite Man. There's iome good things in town this week," said the girl who was hint ing for an Invitation to the theater. "Well," responded Mr. Grouch. "I ain't one of 'em."-Kansas City News book.' They Noticed. "Maude was afraid the girls wouldn't notice her engagement ring." "Did they?" "Did they! Biz of them recocnlced It at once." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Occupation is the necessary basis of all enjoyment Hunt It is well to plan the" work, but be We Are Showing Some Exceptional Bargains in Men's Better Made Clothes Straw Sailors Panamas Pongee Silk Shirts Negligee Shirts ' Fancy Summer Hose AT ONLY PER SUIT Lisle-Sook Summer Underwear " Leather Belts Men's. Oxfords Fine Neckwear BOND BROTHERS PENDLETON'S LEADING CLOTHIERS sure you can work the plan.