The illustrated west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1891-1891, April 04, 1891, Page 220, Image 6

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THE WEST SHORE.
ST.
PATRICKS CHIRCH. PORTLAND. ORKIJOV
bership of aoo. Father Gibnry s a native of County Meath, Ireland, and
has been a resident of Oregon for twenty-one yean.
Archbishop Gross was assisted in ihr ceremonies by Reverend
Fathen Gibnry, O'Dea, Rauw, Firrans, Verhaag, Sigl, Sommers, Blan
che!, Bronsgrest, Brosseau, White, Hillebrand, Lynch, Lambert, Lind
ner and Van Lin and Right Reverend Bishop Junger, of Vancouver.
SITE OF THE WORLD'S COLl'MBIAN EXPOSITION.
The accompanying engraxing of the ground plan of the site of
the World's Columbian exposition at Chicago has been prepared from
the drawings and plans of the official architects, and shows the loca
tion, sue and relative position of all the buildings and improvements to
be made by the directors of the exposition, besides which, of course,
there will be other structures erected by such enterprising states as Cal
ifornia for special exhibits, as well as by foreign nations, the space re
served far them being designated m the northern extremity of the park.
One noticeable feature b the large space devoted to lakes and canals,
which, with the degree of improvement and adornment with foliage
they will recent, will relieve the harsh outline of buildings and render
the general effect more pleating. To this the presence of the lake
bordering the lull length of the park on the east will lend a charm that
few other places in the world could give. The whole gives one the
double impression of magnitude and beauty that must go far to con
vince etm the must persistent doubter that the fair at Chicago in l&jt
will be the greatest the world has ever seen. Comfort during the hot
dap of summer is one of the chief advantages this lor at wo possesses,
and wil be duly appreciated by the great multitude that will throng the
exposition grounds. The temperature of that locality is sensibly mod
erated by the cool breeies that steal in from the lake, whose broad ex
pan of water presents to the eye the same appearance as the open
ocean. Delightful excursions on the Like will doubtless be one of the
greatest attractions, so far as pleasure and comfort are concerned. It
certainly ran not be possible that any sensible ckiien of Oregon can
contemplate the posible failure of the state to be properly represented
there with any degree of satisfaction.
A thorough war scare is just what
this country needs to convince it that it
is neither removed from all danger of
attack from abroad or in the least pre
pared to successfully resist it should it
come, and il our friends who look down
upon the world from the eternal hills of
Rome can frighten us into a realization
of our helplessness they will be entitled
to the thanks of the nation.
Now is the time for old soldiers to
plan campaigns and soak their long
dried feet in imaginary gore. Strategic
moves innumerable will be suggested,
among which the impossible feat of
sending an army to Italy at all adequate
to subdue that country will doubtless
hold a prominent place. An army of
100,000 men, even t transportation
and subsistence for such a force could
be provided, would be as helpless in
Italy as Pharaoh's hosts in the rolling
billows of the Red sea. If we want
to whip the Italian army we will have
to request the pleasure of its presence
upon American soil, and if it is spoiling
for a light with ours it will have to come
over here to get it.
It has been suggested that the Min
nesota legislature, which passed the
nether limbs bill, and the Oregon legis
lature, which passed nothing at all ex
cept bills (or salary and clerk hire, be
offered up to Italy as a vicarious sacri
fice to atone for the death of the late much respected and deeply lamented
gentlemen who passed away untimely at New Orleans.
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MAP SHOWINU SITK OK THK WORLDS COLl'MBIAN EXPOSITION
AND LOCATION OF Bl'ILDINtiS. FTC.