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DAILY EAST OKEUOX1AX, PENDLETON, OREGON, FRIDAV, Al'dUST 7, 1008.
KIGUV PAULS. cxuaty ornnAii paper. ax iMi:ri:iKXT XKWsrArKR. lnb:ilj-'t 1'illv. Weekly ind geml-Wetkly, at IVu.l t n. Oregon, by the EAST OIIEiiOXHN 1TKLI8QINO CO. Srr.SCIiMTION RATES: Pally, your, by mall $5.00 lal!y, kIi luonvha. by mall U.&0 Pally, ihrv numth. by mall 1.25 Patl. me njonlh. by mall .SO Illy, mie year, by carrier 7.M Itally. U numilm. by carrier 8.75 Pallv. throe muntb. by i-arrler 1.0.' Dally, on month, by carrier 5 Weekly, on yon, by mall 1.B0 Weekly, nix month, by mall 75 Weeklv. four months, by mall 50 l3il W 'eefcly, one year, by mall 1.50 Beml W 'eokly, fix month, by mall... .75 8ml Weekly, fo'ir montba, by mall.. .50 Tbe Pally Kast Ortgonlan la kept on sale at the Oregon .Neva Co.. 147 6th street, Portland. Orriron. Chirac Itnrenu. 009 Security building. WiaMncton. I. . Hurrau, 501 Four teenth atreet. N. W. Member 1'nlted Preat Association. Telephone Main 1 Entered at tbe poatofftce at Pendleton, Oregon. x-ond claa mall matter. .UNION OUlABE How soon the great dead are forgot! They lie Learning grander things, for they must know The silent, gray-eyed mystery of rain. And hear amid the dark the daisies grow. They lie, not knowing how the world forgets, Nor raring for the Idle feet that pass; For God has much for the great dead to do, Within His dusky city 'neath the grass. , Archlbold Sullivan In Smart Set. UMATILLA FINANCES. The comment of Expert E. A. John . son. who recently examined the rec ords of Umatilla county, upon the ex cillent financial condition of the county. Is worthy of being reproduced several times for the edification of the taxpayers of the county. Mr. Johnson said In closing his re port: "The general financial condition of Umatilla county should be a subject Of Interest to the taxpayers of the ' county, as it must be a source of pride to the board of county commissioners. With a cash balance in the county coffers of 173.481.74: a registered In debtedness, uncalled, of but $31,415. 98; registered warrants called to within a few months from date, and assessed valuation of over $42,000. 000, tho county is unquestionably In better financial condition today than ever before." That the county is now being ad ministered by business men in a bus. lr.es way who are above and beyond political influences or petty, selfish aims, is apparent from the excellent condition of the county. And that the people have re-elected two and three times the same officials Is evi dence that the people know what they are doing. A TIP TO SHEEPMEN. That Oregon sheepmen have been flimflammed out of about $600,000 by the unjustlfiedly low prices of wool this fpring and summer is now apparent from sales elsewhere. This should be a kip to Oregon sheepmen to go slow next year, and the next, and the next, and so on ad Infinitum. Wool is a staple article, Independent of buyers' combinations, "stuffed" market reports or any other tempor ary condition. It is like gold, wheat, lumber, fish, iron or copper. It Is a world commodity having a fixed place hi the markets and In the needs of human kind, and the producer should get what It Is worth. If buyers and commission houses Join together to hammer It down tem porarily, that does not diminish the value of the wool. Growers need not fear as to the ultimate market. Wool Is ag good as the gold and there Is no wool district In the world In which banks will not gladly help woolgrow ers to hold over, if prices are not sat Ufactory. The woolbuyers and commission houses have simply put Into their own pockets $600,000 belonging to Oregon sheepmen In the year 1908. Will you let them do it again? IGNORANCE THE ASSASSIN. Every statistical report on mortal ity among babies in the large cities cries out In thunder tones for some intellectual or educational test before permitting people to marry. It is said that rank, crass, Inexcus able Ignorance on the part of Inex lerlenced, vicious and Indolent pa rents, actually killed 669 children un der one year of age in Chicago dur lr.g July. Filthy home. Improper care and unwholesome food, especially milk, aro assigned as tho causes and the health department declares that pro sper care and humane treatment would have saved at least two-third of these, young lives. You nee It every day, not In Chlca Ko, hut In I'm.itiilu county and Pen dleton, the frlniuful work of this as sassin. Ignorance Young people, mere "kids" themselves, marry" with out knowledge of its meaning or re sponslhllity and immediately begin to bring stupid, sickly, Idiotic children into existence for society to .rear, ed ucate, support and perhaps at lust, bury. There should b some test for mar riage, some assurance on the part of young people that their Ignorance will not add to the sum of human misery nor heap up added burdens for soci ety to bear. TIIK STORY Or RAINFALL. "Two hundred trillion cubic feet of water on an average falls on the sur face of the United. States every year." This startling statement was made by Dr. W. J. - McGee, secretary of the Inland waterways commission, and an expert connected with the bureau of soils of the department of agricul ture. This was not a haphazard state ment on the part of one whose origi nal research has made his name fa miliar to scientists the whole world over, but was made In the course of an Interview which had for its pri mary object a better knowledge of the conservation of water and Its uses for the benefit of mankind. "Two hundred trillion cubic feet of water," said Prof. McGee, "is, to the average mind, but two and a lot of ciphers. To be more explicit. It equals about 10 Mississippi, and that volume of water Is the entire basis of our prosperity. "The United States has an area of three million square miles, but that area could be cut directly In twain I and with the same amount of rain I fall we could sustain the same pop ulation that we have today, conduct i the same enterprises and raise the same products, a condition which I do not believe most people appreci ate. We know very well, if we stop to consider, that the market price of any comirtodity is dependent on th water supply. "We buy land in the eastern halt "f the United States and say that there are so many acres in this par cel or In that, but in reality we buy water. This is fundamental. Water N the first of our resources. It Is the natural resolvent. It is power, fertility, everything. And being fun damental, values begin with the water supply. "With the 10 Mississippi falling upon the land of the United States every year, two Mississippi. run off, thus one-fifth of the waterfall from the heavens flows Into the sea. "Of the eight Mississippi. remain ing about five Mississippi are ab sorbed passing off into the air to be precipitated again and again. A fraction, in part, passes Into the earth and slowly reaches the oceans, while another fraction Is consumed passing into chemical combinations, such plant growth, etc." THE LOS ANGELES WAY. The city and county of Los Angeles, California, have voted to Issue $3, 500,000 in bonds for use in puying the expenses of constructing good roads Ir. that part of the Golden state, and this action displays the commendable spirit on the part of the taxpayers and citizens down there. Road building is purely a business matter, and the people of Los Angeles will not ask the state or tho United States to construct the roads for them They have resolved to build them without further delay; and it will pay, Just as It does for a city to Im prove her highways by paving. . Los Angeles has gone ahead at a rapid pace during the past 10 years, all of which is due to the progressive- new of her population who do things In a strictly business way knowing that what Is Bpent In the way of sub stantial improvements will be return, ed several times through the Increase of property values and the greater de mand to own real estate, in the vicin ity. The Umatilla-Morrow county dis trict fair Is to be congratulated upon securing Signor De Caprlo's excellent band for the coming fair. This com pany of musicians furnished the mu sic for the first fair and was a leading attraction. Patrons of the fair are therefore assured of good music, which Is a large part of the entertain ment. Of course the legislature will elect George E. Chamberlain to the United States senate. He was regularly elected by the people of Oregon and the majority of the legislature la pledged to support the people's choice. The way to have a republl- can senator Is for republicans to vote for Huch. Oregon Is . a republican state by at least 30,000 majority, and whoever is the people's choloo is un doubtedly the republican choice, be. cause the republicans are in the ma jority by long odds. So why complain about It?, 'It Is tho will of the re lublican party and the republican legislature will heed it without doubt. With liiahn democrats ' hopelessly split on the Mormon issue, it lool,... like a rousing republican victory !u the Mem state this year. THE HEST OF LIFE. Not till I'fe's heat Is cooled, The headlong rush slowed U a ipiiet pace, And every purblind passion that has ruled i Our noisier years, at last Spurs us in vain, and weary of thd race, We care no more who loses or who wins Ah; not till all the best of life seem.s past The best of life begins. To toll for only fame, Handcla.ppngs and the fickle gusts of praise, For place or power or gold to gild a name Above the grave whereto All paths will bring us, were 'to lose our days. We, on whose ears youth's passing bell has tolled. In blowing bubbles, even as children do, Forgttttlng we are old. Put the world widens when Such hope of trivial gain that ruled us Ilea Broken among our childhoods toys, for then We win to self-control ; And mail ourselves In manhood, and there rise Upon us from the vast and windless height Those clearer thoughts that are unto the soul What stars are to the night. Spectator. DEFENDS EOTAL SUFFRAGE; Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, -president of the xL.V England Woman Suffrage association, has sent a letter to the London Times, In reply to Mrs. Humphrey Ward's recent attaek.upon the oriual suffrage movement In America. Mrs. Ward said that the movement in this country was strong In the second third of the 19th cen tury, but Is now almost extinct, owing to the organized opposition of women. Mrs. Howe says: "Nothing could be further from the facts. In the second third of the 19th century the movement was small and unpopular. It has grown steadily In numbers and strength ever since. The change of sentiment In Its favor among women has been especially marked. The National American Wo men Suffrage association grows In membership every year, and Its annu al Income has risen from $2"44. In to $ 2 n . fi r, 2 In 1907. "Of the 45 states of the bjnion. there are anti-suffrage associations In only four, and small anti-suffrage com mittees In four more, while there are suffrage associations In 32 states and several territories. "In New York, at the time of the last constitutional convention, the suf fragists secured more than 300.000 signatures; the ' anti-suffraglsts only 15.000. The woman suffrage peti tions presented to the recent consti tutional convention In Michigan bore 175.000 signatures. There were no petitions on the other side. In Chi cago, not long ago, 97 organizations, with an aggregate membership of more than 10.000 women, petitioned for a woman suffrage clause In the new city charter, while only one small organization of women petitioned against it. "In every state where petitions for suffrnge and remonstrances against It have been sent to the legislature, the petitioners have always outnumbered the remonstrants. On the. only occa sion when the government triok an official referendum among women on the subject (In Massachusetts In 18.95. ) the women's vote was In fa vor of suffrage 26 to 1. "Of the women In America who take any lively Interest In woman suffrage either way, the vast major ity are In favor." Mrs. Howe quotes a large amount of testimony to show that woman suffrage has worked well In practice. She adds: "Mrs. Ward ascribes all the defeats of woman suffrage bills to the organ ized opposition of women. In most of the states where such defeats have taken place, there was no anti-suffrage organization of women at all. In the few cases where these organ izations existed there Is no reason io think that their Influence turned the scale. Whittler said years ago that the men who were opposed to equal rights for women merely used the opposition of a few women as a cloak for their own hostility. This Is equal ly true today. The great obstacle to wbman suffrage Is the Inertia of con servatism, added to the strenuous op position of the liquor Interests and all the vicious elements." "Will," said a newly married friend to Will Maupln, the Nebraska poet, I'm In a quantlry as to Just what I should call my wifo's mother. I don't like to call her 'Mother-in-law' on account of all the comic-paper Jokes on that name, and somehow there's a certain sacredness about the word Mother' that makes me hesitate to apply It to any but my own." "Well," said Maupln, "I can only tell you of my own experience. The first year we were married I address ed my wife's mother as "Say'; after that we called her 'Grandma,'" Everybody's Magazine. There is scarcely any one, no matter liow vigorous ami healthy, whe does not need a tonic sometimes. Little physical irregularities upset the system, the appetite fails, digestion is poor, the body (eels tired nnd worn out, and other unpleasant symptoms give warning that the system is disor dered and needs assistance to. ward off, perhaps, some serious sickness or ailment. S. S. S. is recognized everywhere as ti e lust of all tonics, nature's medicine, made entirely of healing, cleansing, invigorating roots nud heths, a systemic remedy without an equal. S. S. S. has the additional value of lciiiqr the greatest of all Mood purifiers. It re-establishes the healthy circu lation of the blood, rids the body of that tired, worn-out feeling, improves the appetite and digestion, and brings about a return of health to those whose systems have been weakened or depleted. S. S. S. acts more promptly and pleasantly than any other medicine, and those who are run down in health should commence its use at once. It will thoroughly purify the blood and tone up the system. S. S. S. is admirably suited fur a systemic remedy because it is free from minerals; it may be used without harmful results by persons of any age, an4 no unpleasant effects ever follow. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA. JAPS AXWER HOnSOW Comparatively silent when Repre sentative Richmond Pearson Hobson, of Alabama. let loose his Japanese war alarms In the house last session, the Japanese press has yielded to the temptation to reply to his speech at the Denver convention. According to advices to the state department, the Jap Journalists have done It In an ar tistic fashion. For instance, the Japan Chronicle says that Captain Hobson was once less hostile to the Japanese, and re-, fcrs to his visit to Kobe, where he addressed the Young Men's Christian association, us the possible turning point. "What did they do to Mr. Hobson 'fTCT fl M y&J&mg? The ordeal through which the expectant mother must rass is such that she looks forward with t'rtad u the hour when she shall feel the thrill of motherhood, livery woman should know that the danger and pain of child-birth ca:i be avokleJ bv the use of Mother's Friend, which renders piiaMe a I tne par:?, assisting nature in its work. By its aid thousands of women have passed this crisis in safety. C"- irnoit or mrormHtion to women nt irv. THE BRADF1ELD REGULATOR CO. Atlanta. Ga. r-R The Old Stand-by The Pendleton Savings Bank COMMERCIAL BANKING Capital, Surplus and Profits $250,000.00; 4 per cent. Interest on Time Deposits. . Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent. "The Friend of Farmers and Stockmen" See the Twin-Dime Across the Street. THE NEW DIME Moving Pictures Like Life Songs by Robert Fenner from the Salt air Palace, Salt Lake All Music Furnished by a Real Pianist. Absolutely fire-proof and the best ventilated theatre in the city. A Better Show ADULTS 10c Garden Hose and Refrigerators Are something that everybody needs now that dry and warm weather Is coming on and It benoovet everybody to get the best ' for theli money. If that's what you're looking for, call around and examln my line of refrigerators and garden hose. V. STROBLE 210 E. Court Street. Phone Black 3171 , PERFECT T0NIG that made him so censorious of Ja pan, so determined to believe that Japan had her eye on the United States and some fine day would be found In possession of Washington?" asks that paper. "Can It be possible that the members of the Y. M. C. A. fell asleep when Mr. Hobson lectur ed them on the duty of loving one's enemies? We are afraid to speculate further on what may have occurred, but It Is certainly very curious that Mr. Hobson's strong antipathy to Ja pan dates from about the period he was entertained by Japanese Chris tlans In Kobe. For Rent Store room on Main street In the East Oregonlan building. Apply at this office. 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SAMPLE KOOMS IX COXXIxmOX Free Auto Bus to and from all trains. KATES, .$1.60 AND $2 mi DAI AMF.KICAX ri.AX. TOY L. YOUNG, Prop. GROUND BONE FOK CHICKENS. Also Fine Fresh Meats Delivered Promptly at Reasonable Prices. EMPIRE MEAT CO. 'Phone Main 18. Lice ! Lice ! Kill them with Lee's Lice Killer COLESWORTHY'S got it. At the Feed Store 127-129 E. Alta Every Woman li Iritoremed and thnuld know i .oiiiii me wonuerrai Marvel """"'"a p' uouone krk ronr dminr1t for K. If he cannot (nnnlv the MARVKU accent na other, hot nd Mump for lllnn- trntitd book calpH. It vlv foil nrtlcnlan .nil dliwtlnn. Invilnahta loltdies. MARVEL CO 44 E. 234 St.. NtwTotfj Dally East Oregonlan by currier, Rock Spring Tim. w i 'nut ! i J - W. on JT, only 15 cents per week.