220 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. d; " A MAP SHOWINU SITK OK THK WORLDS COLl'MBIAN EXPOSITION AND LOCATION OF Bl'ILDINtiS. FTC.