WKST SHOUK. 41 OUR MONGOLIAN GARDENS. v 0 ny the least, the sight of vegetable garden in the hciirt of a large city is a most novel line. In congruous an it may seem to find turnips, ties of these industrious Oriental. On tho one ido in Ix'iiuty, ornament, luxury, Mlneniont, on tin' other it bare physical existence, in which tho faintest appre ciation of nil tlmt goes to make up our higher civili zation seem to U wmitiit!. The Chinoso gardener in intensely practical in hid doinost io arrangement. Hi houite in mere hut, constructed in tho imptct poHsihlo iimimer from odd nml end of board picked nit wherever he can lay hi lunula on them. It roof, iH-ets nml cnhhagc ' ami often it side, i covered with tin cut from coal growing in luxuri- oil eaiut, ami the furniture consist of a few lxo, tincc ami profusion rickety chair, plain wooden tahle, ami har.l wooden in the midst of pain- hunk Umii which to deep for the few hour given to tinl residence nml roiiose. lie cat tailed rice a the chief article of iliet, . . . . , i . . . i . i ii... nurrounded on all sides hy property valued at the ! ami hut sel.loni imluige in meat, iwwi, or nnnw price choice urban home always eom mnnd, yet such a sight can he witnessed in Portland every day in tho M,') that tnnke up the yearly round. Through tho very cen ter of the choicest res idence district, and but a few minute' walk from the business streets, tho curving channel of a deep can yon taken ita way, and in the bottom of thin run a mi mil stream of water. On tho fer tile alluvial tint along the treain, in Home place aeveral hun dred feet in width, and extending well up the nideg of the can yon, are gardens of vegctnbleH,froin which a large proH)rtion of the city families de rive their nuppl'ie of garden "truck" or " Ha." Perhaps the most striking contrast that can le found in the world between l'aucnian ami Mongolian i to I' neon right here. On the high ground are the palatial residence "f our wealthiest citizens, and in the gulch, often not more than -"yard away, are the shan- mm - -V WW' m0 ' - - numerous vcgrtablc i"'ii hi. h he btlH.r Uriix odcd Thrfhioewgardenerknow no such thing a an eight hour law, nr an? Uw that re.trlct the Imur of laln.r. M rl early and work alni"t cm linuouxly until l"-',"l 1 jtii-nt toil in' oii.plih' dally . mu.h a lw..t'fticiu would do in dy of l. n hour ly ut.lulog rverylvilald" Inch, by cropping thr iine ground wverl lime Jrr nnd by ii'iiotaot li' of lb"