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Coquille Land Owners Cooperate to
Reclaim Marshes.
Coquille Five thousand acres of
rich Coquille valley land is being re
claimed by drainage systems through
the co-operative efforts of farmers
owning the land. This work has now
been under way for over 12 months,
thou ir h the actual work has been going
on for a far lees period of time. At
the present four reclamation projects
are under way.
The first and oldest is the Beaver
Slough drainage project. The first
move in this plan for the reclamation
of the bottom land of the Coquille val
ley was begun, by petition, over five
years ago. However, the first petition
was killed by the opposition of cold
footed property owners in the proposed
district After a district was formed
which cut off the greater portion of
these dissenters and the petition car
ried and the project was launched.
The Beaver Slough drainage district
includes 1740 acres of bottom land;
which will be draiend, and the cost of
the complete project will be about
$17,000. The complete project will in
clude over eight miles of drainage
canals, the main canal being 60 feet
wide and the lateral canals over 25 feet
in width. In connection with the main
canals lateral ditches will be dug
through the land, and these will be
extended through their private holdings
by the individuals so far as they see
At the point whore the main canals
flow into the river tide gates will be
installed which will allow the water to
drain from the land freely, but will pre
vent the tides from overflowing over
the lowlands, as has formerly been the
case. TheBe lateral canals are about
30 feet in width and extend from the
main canal to the foothills east
The second of the projects is the Fat
Elk drainage district, which is located
on the south side of the river and
which extends two or three miles above
the city. It will entail the dredging
for about miles of canals and several
miles of lateral ditches. This project
embraces 2,273 acrea of bottom land
and will make of the section of the
river directly acroBB from this city a
veritable paradise in the way of dairy
land. About four miles of canals are
complete and it ia thought that without
further delay the work Will not occupy
more than two months longer. The
main canal follows the channel of what
is supposed to have been the old river
and will be fitted with the usual tide
gates. ' Including the last assessment,
this project has cost $28,423, and the
Tha thirH. tha Harlocker Droiect. is
practically a private plan of increasing
. the value and productiveness of a pro
srresaive farmer's land. It was started
by L. Harlocker, of this city, for the
purpose of draining bis farm about
five miles below town. He was joined
by several neighbors, who have agreed
to stand a Dortion ol the expense.
This Droiect embraces 661 acrea of
land and has cost 12,000. The cost of
digging lateral ditches from the main
canal through the land will perhaps ag
srresrate $1,000 more, the entire system
cost about $3,000. There will be about
one mile of lateral ditches when the
project is complete.
Biz Baldwin Ranch Sold.
Portland One of the largest trans
actlona on record in eastern Oregon
ranch lands was consummated last
week when the immense Crook county
hniitinoa of the Baldwin Sheen and
Land company was sold to a syndicate
of Portlland . capitalists for a figure
aid tit ha in the neighborhood of
The Baldwin company's holdings
rnmnrlii 26.600 acres located on Hay
creek and Trout creek, and occupying
the best lands in the district south of
Shanlko and east of Madras. The pur
nhiM Wlnrina tha Imnrovementson the
place, including a large general store
and bank, the value or wmcn is con
aarvatlvalv estimated at $100,000.
A large portion of the Baldwin ranch
comprises some of the finest alfalfa
land in Eastern Oregon to the extent
of several thousand acres. , It is the
intention of the new owners of the
property to develop all of the alfalfa
lands by conserving the waters in Hay
creek and Trout creek for Irrigation
purposes. Practically all of ' the wa
ter In both those streams for their
antlra lensrth is controlled by the Bald
win ranch. The Deschutes Una of
the Harriman system will run through
the Baldwin property and arrange-
manta hava alraadv been made for eS-
tahllahlnor one or more shiDDinff points
on the company's iana.
Accommodations for Passergera
Salem The railroad commission has
taken up the matter of providing facil
ities and conveniences at the point
near Derrv where the West Side divis
ion nt tha Southern Pacific crosses the
line of tha Salem, Falls City & West
ern railroad. Waiting room" will be
built and the schedules arranged so
that connections both norm and south
can be made by tha passengers en
mdU from Salem and Dallas to Cor-
vallis and Portland. r v V
Fruit Growers Will Build.
, Eugene The Eugene Fruitgrowers'
association has taken an option on a
lot belonging to B. F. Dorr is and ad-
Joining the Southern Pacific yards in
Sugene, It la the plan to erect this
spring a large fruit packing bouse.
Tbe association now occupies a build
ing in the business district which will
be moved away soon to make room for
brick Mock. ,
Charges are Made Against K
O'Brien of Wallowa Reserve.
Baker City Trouble between the
sheepmen of this section and tbe fores
try officials has reached an acute stage
and there is every probability that tthe
grievance of the Baker-Union Counties
Woolgrowers' association wi'l be ap
pealed to the officials at Washington.
A meeting was held in this city
between K. H. O'Brien, of the Wal
Iowa reserve, and District Foreste
Chapmsn, and the woolgrowers of thir
section. Tbe growers allege that lass
year the officials agreed to allow on
the Wallowa reserve 125,000 sheep
from Wallowa county and 160,000 from
Baker and Union counties, but only
65,000 sheep were admitted from
Walla Walla and 69,000 from Baker
and Union . counties. The sheepmen
now BBk that the original limit be es
tablished again and the larger number
of sheep admitted.
Serious charges are made against K.
H. O'Brien, of the Wallowa reserve,
the sheepmen .believing andintimating
that Mr. O'Brien's business interests,
his relationship commercially, socially
and financially are of such a" nature
that he is unduly influenced in matters
pertaining to the range. The sheep
men demanded of Mr. Chapman that
they have a hearing on these allega
tions and that he give a decision. All
complaints were reduced to writing and
Mr. Chapman took the case under ad
visement It Is generally believed
that the meeting is merely the founda
tion for an appeal by the Bheepmen to
Strike Pure Water at Well.
Vale Newbill & Coleman, who have
been sinking a test well one half 'mile
southwest of the town, struck an un
limited flow of pure water. A sample
has been sent to Portland for analysis.
Tbe well was sunk on the Road com
pany's land, and the mayor has written
to that company asking for a donation
of the land where the well is situated,
and for a plat of land on the Vale hill
for a reservoir, and also for a park site
to be donated to the city.
Change in Rail Route
Portland A copy of a resolution
adopted by the board of directors of
the O. R & N. on January 13 declar
ing the new line from a point west of
Echo, Umatilla county, to the main
line, near Coyote, a branch line of the
corporation, has been filed with the
county clerk. This is the straight cut
which officials of the line have recently
announced would be built
Freewater on Railroad Map
Freewater At last Freewater has a
recognized place on the map, the O. R
& N. company having changed the
name of the depot from Milton to Mil-
ton-Freewater. New folders contain
the new name. . It is a recognition of
the passenger and traffic business orig
mating at this point ,
New Buildings at Eugene. '
' Eugene The concrete blocks for
the new restaurant which T. H. Ellis
will build for the A. L. Smith company
near the depot have been delivered.
The foundation is already in.
Wheat Track prices Bluestem,
$1.16; club, $1.07; red Russian, $1.04
1.06; valley, $1.06; 40-fold., $1.10.
Barley Feed and , brewing, $28
28.60 ton.
Corn Whole. $35 ; cracked, $36 ton.
Oats Mo. 1 white, $31(0)31.60 ton.
Hay Track prices Timothy: Wil
lamette valley, $19(20 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $21P22: alfalfa, $1718
California alfalfa, $1617; clover,
$16; grain hay, $17)18.
Fresh Fruits Apples, $1.253 box
pears, $1.601.75; cranberries, $89
per barrel.
Potatoes Carload buying prices
Oregon, 70(i)80c per sack ; sweet pota
toes, 2C(2iC per pound.
Vegetables Artichokes,' Sl.ga per
dozen; cabbage, $2 per hundred; eauli
flower, $1.75 per dozen; celery, $4 per
crate; sprouts, 9c per pound; squash,
2c: tomatoes., $3.253.&u. per crate
turnips, $1.25 per sack; ; rutabagas,
$1(3)1.25; carrots, $1; beets, $1.25
parsnips, $1.
Onions Oregon, $1.60 per sack. "
Butter City craeinery extras, 37(D
39c; fancy outside creamery, S5(u:37c
per pound; store, 2022Wc. Butter
fat prices average lXc per pound, an
der regular butter prices.
Eggs Frash Oregon ranch, 28029c
per dozen. '
Pork Fancy, 11 (fill 2c per pound.
Poultry Hens, 17K((18c; springs,
17k(?il8c; ducks, 20((S23c; geese, 13
$D14c; turkeys, live, 23d24c; dressed,
27C(i30c; squabs, $3 per dozen.
Cattle Best steers, $5.60; fair to
good steers, $4.59(T,5; strictly good
cows, $4.60; fair to good cows, $3.75
4; light calves, $65.60; heavy
calves, $45; bulls, $3.50(33.75
stags, $301)4.
Hogs Top, $9(3:9.25; fair to good
hogs. $8.60(,i8.75.
Sheep Best wethers, $5.60; fair to
good wethers. $4,606(5; good awes,
$4.?55; lambs, $6(6.60.
Hops, 1909 crop, prima and choice.
20214c; 1908a, 17c; 1907s, UH
per pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16Q23e per
pound; mohair, choice, 25c
Caseara bark 4Xc pound.
Hides Dry hides, i8(jeioKe per
pound; dry kip, 18(18Xe; dry calfskin,-18(21e;
a salted hides, 106$
10Xe; salted calfskin, 15c
groan, le lees.
pound ,
One Man Blocks Conviction Eleven
Believe ex-Commissioner Guil
ty, But Cannot Con
vince the Twelfth
Portland, Feb. 14. One juror, and
one alone, has saved Binger Hermann
f com conviction on the charge of con
spiracy to defraud his country out of
its public lands.
That one juror withstood tbe pleas
of his fellow talesmen from Friday
forenoon at 11 o'clock until this morn
ing at 9. His position proved beyond
the power of argument to shake, and
the twelve men came before judge
Wolverton this morning with the re
port that they could not reach a ver
dict Judge Wolverton discharged the
jury from further duty, and the first
trial of Binger Hermann was closed,
after five weeks of testimony and ar
gument When further instruction was asked
of tbe judge Saturday, fear began to
be felt of a hung jury. The hours that
passed without a verdict Sunday
brought conviction that the jury would
be unable to agree.
This morning the conclusion was
confirmed by tha appearance of the
jury in the courtroom, when its fore
man announced that an agreement was
impossible, and asked that the 12 men
be discharged from further attendance
upon the court
Judge Wolverton was loth to have
the case terminated without a verdict
But the positive assurance of tbe men
that agreement could not be reached,
left no alternative. In view of , the
long time spent in deliberation, and
the positive assertion of the jurors that
they could not agree, the judge found
it useless to confine the men longer,
and discharged them from the case.
Disagreement had been feared, but
few who had been speculating on the
issue had thought tbe margin would be
so narrow as one. Mr. Heney and bis
assistants were absolutely confident "of
a conviction. Mr. Hermann, on the
other side, expressed bis faith in ac
quittal, and did not seem to worry over
the delay in reaching an agreement
When Ithe report of disagreement
was made, the aged defendant showed
more signs of concern than ' at earlier
stages of the case, and when it was ru
mored through the corridors that only
one man stood out friends of Mr. Her
mann realized the danger to which he
had been subjected, and gave voice to
their concern.
Georee Selkirk is the one man who
hung the jury.
Lincoln Day Speech
With Approval.
Chicago, Feb. 15. That the country
has been reassured by President Taft
in his Lincoln-day speech in New York
that the administration has no inten
tion of turning the business world
topsy-turvy, and that the law-abiding
corporations have nothing to fear, are
keynotes sounded today in the editorial
comment of the country on tbe speech.
Western editors admonish Wall
street that it is time to put its bogeys
away and get down to business on a
basis of belief that legitimate business
is safe under the Taft administration.
The sentiment seems to be that the
president fell short of. convincing the
people that the tariff law is to be
trusted for results and that in spite of
the New York speech, will go on as
The Democratic press expresses tha
view that Mr. Taft is solicitous of the
integrity of his party and that there is
no less cause for worry now than there
was before. ' He is credited with a sin
cere desire to avert anything that
would upset the business equilibrium,
while at the same time adhering stead
fastly to his declared policy of making
the corporations subservient to the
public welfare, and not paramount
With the exception of a few bank
ers, who do not relish the idea of the
establishment of a postal savings bank
system, and some manufacturers who
are opposed to the new law relating to
tha regulation of corporations, .the men
of affairs in Chicago generally indorse
the president speech and policies.
Wealthy Aviator Drops,
Marysville, Cal., Feb. 15. Frank
J. Johnson, the San Rafael million
aire, this afternoon, after announcing
that he would attempt to establish a
world's record by traveling over
course of 20 miles and encircling the
Sutter Buttes, mounted his Curt i as
biplane and made a start
After traveling to the north end of
tha track ha turned around and on his
return the machine dropped to tha
ground and crashed into the fence.
He escaped with nothing more than
few slight bruises.
Alleged "Still" on Farm.
Asotin, Wash., Feb. 15. William E.
Norris, a well known farmer of Ana
tone, was arrested yesterday for al
leged operation of an illicit distillery
on nil i arm near Anatone. He ap
peared before United States Commis
sioner Shaughnessy, and gave a cash
bond for $2,000. .Norris had tha al
leged still under tha windmill of his
farm. The machinery ia expensive
and complete. Norris will appear at
tha April term of tha U. S. court
Worst Feared for Tug.
Boston, Feb. 15. No news of tha
missing naval tug Nina, which left
Norfolk for the Charlestown navy yard
February 6, cam today to relieve tha
anxiety as to her fate. Tha belief ia
growing that aha went to tha bottom
' with her craw.
"he redemption
f)dVid forsot?
Cepyrlcht. 190Q. by Tha Bowaa-MarrUl Company.
Quietly, gently, briefly as he could,
David narrated the events of the past
tew months, and as he did so she drew
In short breaths or long Inspirations
as the story shifted from phase to
phase, and when at last he had fin
ished, she clasped her hands and gazed
up Into the depths of the sky with
yes that were swimming tn tears.
Poor doctor, poor old man," Pepee-
ta sighed at last "Oh! How we have
wronged him, how we have made him
utter. He was always kind I He was
rough, but he was kind. Oh I why
oould I not have loved hlmT But I
did not, I could not. My heart was
sleep. It had never once waked from
Its slumber until It heard your voice,
David. And, afterwards well I could
not love hlml But why should we
have wronged him soT How base it
was! How terrible! I pity him, I
blame myself and yet I cannot wish
him back. What does all this mean
for us, David T Perhaps you can see
the light now, as you used tot I think
Irom your face and your voice that
you are your old self again. Ohl if
you can see that Inner light once
more, consult It Aak It If there Is
any reason why we cannot be happy
now? Tell It that your Pepeeta Is too
weak to endure this separation, any
longer. I am only a woman, David!
t cannot any longer bear life alone. I
love you too deeply. I cannot live
without you,"
Waiting long before he answered, as
If to reflect and be sure, David said
quietly but confidently, "Pepeeta, I
cannot see any reason why we should
not begin our lives over again, start
ing at this very place from which we
made that false beginning three long
rears ago. We cannot go back, but
In a sense, we can begin again."
But can we really begin again?
he asked. "How is it possible T I do
not see! We are not what we were.
There Is so much of evil In our hearts.
We were pure and Innocent three
years ago. Is It not necessary to be
pure and Innocent? And how can w
be with all this fearful past behind
usT We cannot become children
"I have thought much And deeply
bout It," David responded. '1 know
not what subtle change has ' taken
place within me, but I know that It
has been great and real My heart
was hard, but not It Is tender. It was
full of despair, and now It Is full of
hope. I am not as Innocent as I was
that night when you heard me speak
tn the old Quaker meeting-house, or
rather I am not innocent In the same
way. My heart was then like a spring
among the mountains! It had a sort of
virgin innocence. I had sinned only
In thought, and In the dreamy lmagl
nations of unfolding youth. It Is dif
ferent now; a whole world of realized,
dualized evil lies burled In the depths
of my souL - It Is there, but It Is there
only as a memory and not as a living
force. There must In some way,
cannot tell how, be a purity of guilt
as well as of Innocence, and perhaps
It Is a purity of a still higher and
finer kind. There -was a peace of
mind which I had as an lnnooent boy,
which I do not possess nowj but
have another and deeper peace. There
was a childish courage; but it was the
courage of one who had never been
txposed to danger.' There is another
courage In my heart now, and it Is
the courage of the veteran who has
bared his bosom to the foet I know
not by what strange alchemy these dl
verse elements of evil can have be
oome absorbed and Incorporated into
this newer and better life, but this
So know, and nothing can make m
doubt it that while I am not so good,
yet I am better; while I am not so
pure, yet I am purer. Yea, Pepeeta,
think we can go back on our track.
We can be born again! We can once
more be little children. I feel myself
a little child to-night I who, a few
days ago, was like an old man, bowed
and crushed under a load of wretched
aeas and misery I . God seems near to
me I life seems sweet to me. Let us
begin again. Pepeeta. , We have trav
led round a circle, and have come
back to the old starting point Let us
begin again."
"Ohl David." she said, kissing- the
hands she held; "how like your old
self you are to-night Tour words of
hope have filled my soul with Joy. Is
it your presence alone that has done
It or is It God's, or is It bothT A
ohange haa come over tha very world
around us. All Is the same, and yet
all Is different The stars are bright
sr. The brook has a. sweeter musia
There Is something of heaven In this
Intoxicating eup you have put to my
lips I I seem to be enveloped by
spiritual presence I Hush! Do you
hear voices?"
The excitement had been too intense
for this sensitive woman to endure
with tranquillity. Her heart her con
science, her imagination had suffered
an almost unendurable strata. She
flung herself Into tbe anna of her lover
and trembled upon his breast and he
held her there until aha had regained
her composure.
"Do you really love me yetr" she
asked, at length, raising her face and
gazing up Into his with an expression
ln-whlch tha simple affection of a lit'
tie child waa strangely blended with
the passionate love of an ardent and
adoring woman.
"Love yout" he cried; "your face has
been the last vision upon which
gased when 1 fall Into a restless alum-
ber, and the first which greeted
turning conaclousnaae, when- I waked
from my troubled dream. My life has
been but a fragment sine we parted
a part of my Individuality seemed to
have been torn away I nave always
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felt that neither time nor spaoe could
separate us for "
At that Instant the horse which had
stood patiently beside them on the
bridge, shook his head, rattled his bri
dle and whinnied.
"Poor fellow! I had forgotten all
about him In my Joy!" said David,
starting at the sound, and patting his
shoulder. "You have had a hard run,
and are tired and hungry. I must get
you to the barn and feed you. They
will miss you at the stable to-night
but I will send you back to-morrow,
or ride you myself, that Is, if Pepeeta
wishes to be rid of me."
He said this teaslngly, but smiled at
her a tender and confident smile.
Ohl you shall never leave me again
not for a moment," she cried, press
ing his arm against her heart
He paused a moment and looked
down as If a new thought had struck
"What Is the matter?" she asked.
"Do you think they will welcome me
home?" he said, with a penitence and
humility that touched her deeply.
"Welcome you home?" she exclaim
ed; "you do not know them, David.
They talk of nothing else. They have
sent messages to you In every direc
tion. The door Is never locked, and
there has never been a night since you
disappeared that a candle has not
burned to Its socket on the sill of your
window; what do you think of that?
You do not know them, David. They
are angels of mercy and goodness. I
have been selfish In keeping you so
long to myself. Come, let us hasten.1
Just at that Instant a loud halloo
was heard "Pepeeta, Pepeeta, Pepee
It is Steven the dear boyt He
has missed me. You have a dangerous
rival, David." .
She said this with a merry laugh
and cried out "Steven, Steven, Ste
"Where are you?'? he called.
"I am here by the bridge 1" shs cried.
tn her silver treble.
"She Is here by the bridge!" The
deep bass voice of her lover went roll
lng through the woods.
There was silence for a moment, and
then they heard a Joyous shout "Un
cle David! Uncle Davidl Ohl moth'
er, father, It Is Uncle David."
There was a crashing In the bushes,
and the great half-grown boy bounded
through them and flung himself into
the arms extended to him, with all the
trust all the love, all the devotion of
the happy days of old.
David's welcome home was quiet
cordial and heartfelt The Quaker life
Is calm; storms seldom appear on Its
surface, even though they must some
times agitate Its depths; mind and
heart are brought under remarkable
control; sympathy and charity are ex
tended to the erring; hospitality Is a
duty and an Instinct; domestlo love Is
deep and powerful.
When David had frankly, told his
story, he was permitted to resume his
place in the life of the old homestead
as If nothing had happened. He ex
pressed to his brother and sister his
love for Pepeeta, and his determination
to make her his wife in lawful mar
riage. -
They assented to his plans, and at
the earliest possible moment the min
isters and elders of the little congre
gation of Friends were asked to meet
in accordance with their, custom, to
"confer with him about a concern
which was on his mind."
They came, and heard his story and
his Intention, told with straightforward
simplicity. They, too, touched with
sympathy and moved to ' confidence,
agreed that 'there was no obstacle to
the union. The date of the wedding
was 'placed at the end of the month,
which, by their ecclesiastical law, must
elapse after this avowal, and an even
ing meeting waa appointed for the
, In .the meantime David remained
quietly at home, and took up his old
labors as nearly as possible where he
had laid them down. - Such a life as
he had been leading Induces a distaste
for manual labor, and sometimes hs
chafed against it Again and again he
felt his spirit faint within him when
he recalled the scenes of excitement
through which he had passed, and
looked forward to years of this un
varied drudgery; but he never permit
ted his soul to question his duty! He
had decided tn the most solemn reflec
tions of his life that he would conquer
himself In the place where he had been
defeated, perform the tasks which he
had so Ignomlnlously abandoned, and
then, when he had demonstrated his
power to live a true Ufa himself, de
vote his strength to helping others.
The charms of this pastoral exist
ence gradually came to his support In
his heroic resolution. The unbroken
quiet of the happy life which had ir
ritated him at first grew to be more
and more a balm to his wounded spir
it ; The society of the animal world
lent its gracious consolation; the great
horses, the ponderous oxen, the doves
fluttering and cooing about the barn
yard, the suckling calves, the playful
colts, all came to him as to-a friend,
and in giving htm their confidence and
aiteeilon awakened his own.
Above all Pepeeta waa ever near
him. It was no wonder that her beau
ty threw ita spell over David's spirit
It had been enhanced by sorrow, for
the human countenance, like the land
scape, requires shadow aa well aa sun
shine to perfect Us charms. But tha
hurst of sunshine which had come with
David's return had brought It a final
consummation which transfigured even
the .Quaker dress she had adopted. Her
bonnet would never stay over her face
1 but fU back on hr shoulders, her anl-
mated countenanoe enaergtng from this -envelope
Ilka tbe bud of a rose from
Its sheath. She was aa a butterfly at
that critic-1 Instant when It ia ready
to leave Its chrysalis and take wing.
She was a soul enmeshed in an ether
eal body, rather than a body which en
shea thed a souL Quietly and sedate
ly the lovers met each other at the ta
ble, or at the spring, or at the milk
ing. And when the labors of the day had
ended, they sat beneath the spreading
hackberry trees, or wandered through
the garden, or down the winding lane
to the meadow, and reviewed the past
with sadness or looked forward to the
future with a chastened Joy. Their
spirits were subdued and softened.
their love took on a holy rather than
a passionate cast they felt themselves
beneath the shadow of an awful crime.
and again and again when they grew
Jojrous and almost . gay ' they were
checked by the Irrepressible apprehen
sion that out from under the silently
revolving wheels of Judgment some
other punishment would roll.
Tenderly, as they loved each other,
and sweet as was that love, they could
not always be happy with suoh a past
behind them! In proportion to .the
soul's real grandeur it must suffer over
Its own imperfections. This suffering
Is remorse. In proud and gloomy hearts
which tell their secrets only to their
own pillows, its tears are poison and
Its rebukes the thrust of daggers. But
In those which, like theirs, are gentle
and tender by nature, remorseful tears
are drops of penitential dew. David
and Pepeeta suffered, but their suffer
ing -was curative, for pure love is like a
fountain; by Its Incessant gushing from
the heart It clarifies the most turbid
streams of thought or emotion. Each
week witnessed a perceptible advance
in peace, in rest in quiet happiness.
and at last the night of their marriage
arrived, and they went together to the
meeting house.
(To be continued.)
Argument to Show That They Wooll
Be Worse OS with It.
- The lack of the ballot has nothing."
. jIa .t,W V ... ..t
en workers are paid less than men
in the same occupations; the grant
of the ballot would not raise the rate
of women's wages to an equality of
that of men's, says the Boston Tran
script The comparatively low pay of
women is due to economic and social
causes which the voting power could
not affect In the slightest degree.
Briefly put the chief of these causes
are: (1) The lower efficiency of the
average woman worker, resulting
mainly from physical limitations;
(2) the temporary nature of the em
ployment, which in most cases Is ter
minated by marriage; (3) the rapid
increase of the supply of woman labor,
which iq recent decades has been
crowding" into occupations already fill
ed by men; (4) the lack of organiza
tion, which has left women at tha
mercy of sweat masters; (5) the para
.i.i. --i .i . . .
their industrial occupations, which are
not their sole means of support . These
causes would persist even If women
had tha ballot Whatnvnr tha niiffrAM
. . - o
would or would not do for woman.
It would assuredly not bring her equal
ity of pay with man.
- Nor would the ballot assist , work
ing women to obtain better legislative
protection against injurious conditions
of employment. On the contrary, much
of the present legislation limiting tha
hours and regulating the terms of em
ployment for women would be ren
dered unconstitutional by the proposed
extension of the suffrage. This legis
lation; so far as It applies to adult
women, now stands the test of consti
tutionality only because women are In
the same class with minors as regards
their constitutional status. If women
were given the ballot and thus, were
placed In the same class with adult
men, they would be deprived of tha
special protection now afforded them
by the labor code. In this respect tha
working woman would be worse off
with the ballot than she Is without tha
boomerang "weapon." .. -
Hope for the Victims of Narcotics.
In an article In Success Magazine
Alexander Lambert, M. D., says: From
time Immemorial mankind has sought
substances to help celebrate his joys,
or soothe his sorrows, or blunt tha
drudgery of his existence. Opium and
alcohol have most frequently, been
used for these purposes. - Of lata years
cocaine' has been added to this list
Whenever these narcotics have been
employed for these purposes they have
often been used to excess.
When the habit of the excessive use
of narcotics has once been formed, so
rare indeed have been the instances)
of Individuals successfully freeing
themselves from their enslaving habit
that they have been regarded aa medW
cal curiosities. In the whole broad
range of the practice of medicine there
Is no situation more trying to patient
and physician than the struggle to ob
literate the craving for narcotics and
to re-establish the patient In a nor
mal state In which he may again face
successfully the problems of existence.
. Until recently this seemed all but
Impossible, but lately a treatment was
discovered which successfully obliter
ates the craving for narcotics, and per
sona who were formerly enslaved may
now have the opportunity to begin Ufa
anew without their resistless deslra
. Am Bxmaaele.
-oome acgecuvea,- saja We teacher,
"are mads from nouns, such aa dan
gerous, meaning full of danger; and
hazardous, full of hazard.' Can any
boy give me another example?"
?Ym. sir," replied tha fat boy at thai
end of the form, "pious, full of pla,"-
Sporting Time

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