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A LEADER OF 'JOURNALISM,.""'
t'prlih'i' fliiricter pf Jame ' GirdcJnT
lleAuett lb the Newspaper World
The character of James Gordon Ben
nett ft a lender o( journalism Is admir
ably summed up In an Interesting ar
ticle by James Creelman. As an edit
or, says the writer, Mr. Bennett Is In
patient of political control or, partnwjj
ship. He scents dangor n every p
pronch, and he will deliberately attack;
a party to prove that lie Is not under
lis Influence. According to him, an
editor sliould.ihe lU viiiun, lu u wateli
tower, out of 'siiind"nhl out of reach.
Othei'wlK.there would be conspiracy
and, compromise, l'rlvato proiuUcu
are to-be . broken In the public Interest.
Frlemfhiiips'are to be roKurded ns trap
for the 'editorial conscience. So Mr.
Benhet't Is, a lonely limn In a crowd, a
hermit In the midst of bustllnc life.
I can tell one story that illustrates the
magnificent perversity ami shrewish
niNss that have preserved the Hern Id in
a historic, example of Incorruptible '
Journalism. When Gen. Cri-spo under
took to overthrow the rotten and tyran
nical government of President Fnlnclo,
he had thirty badly-armed Yenezui"
l.i ns to follow him. The revolution was
sanctioned by the people, but they wore
afraid, at II rat, to Join Cresjio's stand
ard. Gradually, however, he gathered
together a smnll army, and advanced
upon the government forces. I'nlaclo
and his friends had looted the treasury,
money was needed to crush the revolt,
and a sum great enough for the pur
poses could only be bad In Europe.
About this time an old friend of Mr.
Bennett called upon him In Paris, and
explained thnt the Venezuelan govern
ment desired to place loan bonds for
iiian.7 millions of dollars In the Lon
don market, lie Informed Mr. Bennett
that he was to he the agent of I'alaclo
In the matter, and would make n for
tune out of It. Then he asked for the
eo-operatlon of the Herald, on the score
of old-ilme friendship, and finally he
announced thnt If the Herald could be
little tlie revolutionary cause, nnd so
stimulate the confidence of bankers In
the government bonds, the transaction
would be worth two or three hundred
thousands dollars to Mr. Bennett. At ;
this Mr. Bennett smiled grimly. (
"It. Is worth a million dollars to the i
Herald to know these facts," he said. I
"I do not quite understand you," !
said 'the friend.
. "It Is worth 51,000,000 to support the
"Why, Mr. Bennett, am 1 too late?
Have the other hien seen you?" i
"Xo; not at all. But you have given i
me proof that the government of Vene-1
ruela deserves to fall. It Is worth j
$1,000,000 to the Herald to be on the
right side. I shall back up the revolu- !
tlon, and let the truth be known to the
In vain the friend pleaded that his
conversation was confidential, and that
newspaper had no right to take advan
tage of facts communicated under the
seal of secrecy. Within an hour, a cable
message set the wonderful machinery
of the Herald In motion, and day after
day its columns were crowded with
dispatches from special correspondents
In Venezueala, describing thlev ylwovt
the revolutionary army and the weak
ness of the government. These dis
patches were reproduced In all the
European capitals, and Palaclo's bonds
could not find a purchaser. Without
money or credit, the tyrant fell; and
the first act of Crespo, after he enter
ed Caracas at the head of hit victorious
army, was to send a long cablegram,
at the public expense, thanking the
Herald, over his own signature, .for Its
services In the cause of liberty and
An Eiceptlonal Case.
"You know old John Goodner?"
"Never called anything but 'Honest
John' for forty years,"
"County treasurer for twenty-eight
years and guardian for half the orphans
In the country? 'i rusted by every
"Dead three weeks and experts have
gone over his books." t
"They found that he was honest Is
Special OffVr to General Store. Dry
Good Stores, Dealer In Notion.
We wish to establish in everv town on
the ('oast an exclusive agency for the A.
M. W Water-Proof Dress Facing and
Hindino. Best peller on market. For
terms, sumples and particulars, address at
once Pacific Coast Agency Weper Manu
facturing Co., 819 Market street, rooms 23
and 24, San Francisco. Cal. a.
HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL I
HE L RUPPEETS FACE BLEACH.
MME. A. RCPJERT fayi: "I appreciate the
fact that there i re thousand and thousand of
the ladie of the U jlted State that would like
totrf my World Renowned FACE BLEACH ;
hut have been kept from doing soon account ol
ihe price, which U 12 per bottle, or i bottle
taken together !. In order that all of thete
hit have an opportunity, I will mail free a
ample bottle, tafely packed, plain wrapper, on
receipt of iS cent!. FkfcCK LAS, pimple, moth,
allowne, black heads acne, ecenia, oilinexi
or ronehneff, or any discoloration or disease of
the ikin, and wrinkles (not caused by facial
rxprewion,) FACE BLKACH removes absolute
ly. It doe not cover up, as eoametica do, but
li in a eure.
Send for my book "How to be Beautiful," free
on application. Addres all coumnnicatiobl
or call on
MSI. A. BCPPERT.
Koern , Golden Bui Baildiof, Portland, Or
Phltadelphta. ' pjiSrJ j
HISTORIC MACKINAC CHURCH,.'
One or tli,FitvJciiinlnlnH Unchanged
'.froiiij'ioiioer Duy. "
The old Mission Church mi'Mackliinc
sin ml Is ono of the few Protestant
temples that huve come down to the
present time unchanged from pioneer
days. It was built In IS'J!) wlieit the
jnlinliltnnls of the Islnnil were IIhIiit-
iniMi. It fronts on Hie main street and
looks across the narrow road Just ns It
did when Its builder's put the finishing
touches to Its roof. Before the mission
tire clustered several cottages with low
wives. These were built In the old
days, too. mid served iis homes for the
bnnly fellows who caught lisli In the
lake. Two great elms Imlf hide the
view of the building from the shore.
The edifice wns put up under the direc
tion of Itev. lr. Kerry, whose son has
since risen to eminence as a United
States Senator. It was built tlrm and
strong. In spite of the fact that ut
most seventy northern winters hnvo
lien ten upon it, the old timbers nro as
standi as when they were put together,
and the tin on the tower shines ns lus
trously ns the day it was smelted.
Along In the "it is. when the fur com
pany dissolved. Mackinac lost Its clinr-
ueter ns a neii lor mission worn, and
the building nnd the grounds nlmut it
were sold. The old church passed
through a somewhat precarious evlst-l
.MISSION ClIl'lK'H OX MACKINAC ISLAND.
enee until some of the cottagers and
Islanders bought It. Now every .'Sun
day morning services are, :i.'H m it.
nnd the pews are filled with fashiona
bly attired women and modern men.
A BICYCLE FIRE ENGINE.
The Unique Mncbirc Tltut Woh on In
hibition nt it 1'iiri Fhow,
A bicycle lire engine was recently i
exhibited at ;i Paris cycle show. The1
machine has the appearance of two tan- j
dem wheels coupled with a single
t.teerlng post. Hanging between the j
two bicycle frames are the hose reel !
nnd a rotary pump. The whole outfit
weighs less than 140 pounds, aud four
experienced wheelmen can push this
along faster than any other fire engine
The foot power of the four men pro
pels the machine to the scene of action,
and when once there the same power
jumps the water. After the arrival
at the scene each man Is nsslgued to
some part of the duty of making the
change. One raises the bnck of the ma
chine on a leg, allowing the rear wheels
to revolve freely. He also throws the
pump Into working order, nnd the oth
t rs have unreeled the hose and made
the coupling connections. Then jump
ing Into the saddles again tho energies
tf the men are directed to pumping.
About 4,500 gallons of water per hour
can be thrown between 75 and 100 feet
in the air.
The rapidity with which this ma
chine can be propelled to a Are and
THE BICYCLE FIItK ENGINE.
also with which It aau be put into nc-
lon are its two great advantages. In
'two or three minutes after Its arrival
all the necessary changes can be made
land the machine is putting a stream
1 over the roof.
It Was the Wny It Was Put
"I presume you gave the prisoner
some occasion to strike you?''
"Why, your honor, we were talking
about the coinage, and lie made some
statement that called me to remark
that be had been misled and was argu
ing from the wrong premises, and then
he struck me."
"Is that what he said to you. pris
onerr "Yes. that was the substance of It,
your honor, but not the language. What
he said was that I didn't know enough
to pound sand in a rat hole, and was
talking through my hat like a Jackass
full of thistle and bull-nettles." In
"Tour daughter says that if she can
not marry me she will marry no one."
"That's Jnst what she would do
should she marry yon.- ronred the old I
gentleman. Detroit Free Press.
How many pretty girls there are, anc'
bow wretchedly poor tbey are!
rtlMPIKO 4.50) GALLONS AN HOUR.
NORA AND BJLt Wfl.Vyep,
ttrlde Comments . on ,thak.J,oae!y Lot
of to Judge.
"Bring In Nora Beeves and Bill
Drake," said Judge Iterry of the Second
division of the city court, and a looK
of solemnity settled upon the face of
the young Judicial olllcer ns be prepar
ed to perform his first marriage cere
mony. "Your honor," said Mr. l. It. Keith,
one of the lawyers present, "I think
this occasion should be mnd. as bril
liant ns possible, nnd I hope your honor
will appoint the attendants."
"You are right, Mr. Keith," replied
the Judge, "and I think It would, be
nothing but proper for the sheriff to
act as best mnu and for the clerk unl
Mr. Walker to uct as attendants."
These preliminary arrangements hav
ing been completed, the door wns open
ed and Bill Drake, a slinpli'-lookin,'
negro, who wore drab-colored pants
aud a faded Jacket of blue much too
short for him, came snickering Into tl.'
room, followed by Norn Beeves, n great
mountain of black flesh that loomed
formidably above the little negro lu
front of her.
"Have you ever been married?" asked
the Judge, turning to the mnn.
-yesser, I wuz married oue time,-
rnnllp.l tin. neirro
."Well, Where's your wife?"
"She wuz daid, Jedge, de las' time I
heered fum her."
"And you haven't heard from her
"No, sah; nalr wiird."
"Have you ever been married. Nora?"
asked the Judge, turning to the woman,
She snickered, shook her head and
laughed to herself.
"Nora, take the arm of Bill," said the
"Oh, g'way, Jedge; I doan wan'ter
tek de arm er dat ole nigger," said the
woman. There was much laughter at
this throughout the court room, but
1 Judge Berry repeated his command:
"Take the arm of .Bill."
"Have you got a license, Bill?" asked
the Judge, nnd Bill, from the Inside
pocket of his vest, pulled out a license.
"Bill," said Judge Kerry, In his most
ministerial tone, "do you recognize the
wise dictates of Providence that It Is
not good for man to live alone, and also
that It is the duty of man to multiply
and replenish the earth?"
"Yasser, Jedge," said Bill, fervently.
"Do you?" continued the Judge, "tako
this woman to be your lawfully wedded
wife, to protect and cherish, to care for
her in sickness nnd in health' until
death you dolh part?"
"Nora," said the Judge, turning to tho
woman, "do you agree to take this mai!
to be your lawfully wedded busbnn.l
for better or for worse, to care for hlin
In sickness and In health, to love, honor
and obey uutll death you doth part?"
"I now pronounce you man nnd wife,''
said the Judge, aud some Irreverent by
stander said, lu a low tone of voice:
"And may the Lord have mercy oa
The woman puckered up her mouth
and poohed as she went out, nnd reach
ing the door, said: "I dunno why In de
namer goodness dat Jedge doan' tnk
an git married hissef, das wat I dunno,
in' him a talkln' 'bout de wise dictates
er Providence." Atlanta Journal.
Baron Hlrsch, shortly before his
death, sold his very beautiful estate
at St. Jean, because It was too damp to
be healthy. He purchased another
through nn ""ent aud started to erect
a magnificent chateau upon It. After
he had expended about 85.000 on the
new property, which he intended to en
dow as a children's hospital after, his
death, he was informed thnt It was even
damper than St. Jean. He went In per
son to see, and muling the report true,
and that the property wns of no use
whatever for his benevolent purpose,
added to the thought that he had been
swindled, causeu him to fly into a vio
lent rage, which was the direct cause
of bis death.
REFORMS MSKU MIIKK XSAN A DAT
To bring them about, and are always more
complete and lastiiiK when they proceed with
sieauy regularity to a consummation. Few of
the observant among us can have failed to
notice that permanently healthful changes In
the human system are not wrought by abrupt
and violent menus,- and thnt those are the
most salutary medicines which are progressive.
Ilostetter's Stomach Hitters Ik tho chief of these.
Dyspepsia, a dlseaxe of obstinate character, is
The British admiralty is about to take
up the work of training currier pigeons for
conveying messages ut sea.
H4NDS For all kinds of work rurnlshed free on
short notice. Address HlKley's Kniploynient Ol
fice, 142 Third Street, Portland, Oregon.
The total population of the. earth is esti
mated at about 1,200,000 souls, of whom
35,214,000 die annually an average of 98,
848 a day.
I believe Piso's Cure is the only medi
cine that will cure consumption. Anna
M. Ross, Williumsport, Pa., Nov. 12, '05.
We offer One Hind red Dollars Reward for'any
ease of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall'
r. J. CH KSEV A CO., Toledo, O.
We, the nudereigiie-1. hare known t. 1.
Chener for the last IS yer. aud believe him
perfectly honorable In all business transactions
and financially able to carry out auy obligations
made by th ir firm.
Wholesale DrnrrHta. Toledo. O.
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Wholesale Uruesist. Toledo. O. -
I Hall' Catarrh Cure la taken luternally. acting
I airectiy upon tne diooi aim mucous aurlacea ol
j me system. Testimonials aeul free. Price 76c
t t er ootne. "oid iy all drugvista.
Hall Family fills are the beau
Your tea trade from now
Schilling's Best wants it
y0ur rnonev back if VOU
. ... '
don t like it
k schiii.f a Company
. .... '.:'VV.- j J T
I'olltln the On Absorbing Toulu uf 1
Conversation lu Hint Matronolla
Auotliar ".Mural Wave." j
Portland, Or , Oct. 28 Perhaps tha j
funniest thing in all thisusmpaigu is a j
paper in favor of silver written by s 1
wife in answer to a paper lu favor of 1
gold by her husband. I
Kufus Mallory ii a distinguished j
lawyer of this city. He is the partner ;
of joe biiiion, the famous politician.
The tlrm used to be Dulph, Mallory & j
Slmou. Since the senator's defeat ho I
hat withdrawn from the arm, and or- j
ganlzed a new firm composed of himself I
uud his sou aud his son-in-law. I
Mr. Mallory is a forcible speaker,
and he is an ardent gold man. His
wife, Mrs. Lucy S. Mallory, is a friend
of silver. She publishes a bi-monthly
called "The World's Advance Thought
and the Universal Republic." In the
Spetember-October issue, the editor.
Mrs. Mallory, publishes a paper by her
husabud, Kufus Mallory, enittled "The
Gold Standard;" aud in the same issue
Mrs. Mallory replies to her husband in
an editorial under the captiou, "The
It is not for me to say who gets the
best of the argument, but it is no favor
itism to say that the wife "argufies"
pretty lively against "her august lord
and master," as the queen speaks of tho
This letter is tent to several papers,
and probably before it appears in some
of the papers to which I sell it, the
election will have come and gone, aud
many hopes on one side or the other
will have been blasted. This much it
i may however, be permitted me to say:
that whiobever side wins, this republic
will live, aud -times will be better for
us, because owing to short food crops
in many parts of the world, there will
be a stronger demand for our ubund
anoe, and, consequently, much better
prioes for food products. Other misfor
tunes will benefit us. ' Whilst I um
sorry for those other, I needs must bo
glad lor "we uus."
, The latest "big gun" to talk politics
in Portland was Mr. Boutelle, of
Maine, and member of the house of
representatives "of congress. By the
by, why is it that a member of the
house is always spoken of as a con
gressman? A senator is also a congress-
man. Congress is composed of the two
j bodies, the house of representatives aud
the senate; aud a member of either
body is a congressman. In old times
whenever one spoke or wrote of oou
gress, be always prefixed it with '"the"
..That's a side remark. Mr. Boutelle
ia a man of fine presence and exoelleut
voice. When I heard him debate in
the house, he was rather ''vigorous,"
and he is a great waver of the ''bloody
shirt" Those 'Maine men are very
Union, and they have hardly yet for
gotten the war. There' was an im
mense, orowd to bear the son of the
Pine Tree State! ' . Probably five thou
sand people were , orowded in the Ex
position hall to hear bim. . , He made a
dignified,' argumentative speech, bnt he
laeked the smoothness of Ben Batter
worth, nor was be 10 "hale fellow,
well met," as was Ben Tillman.
Do yon ever have a "moral wave"
in your town? Every now and then,
we have one here, Just now there ia
a great clamor for the rigid enforce
ment of the law which says saloons
shall close at 1 A. M. It seems that
those saloons that have no business at'
ter midnight 'have become awfully vir
tuous, and they have organized to spy
on those who have business later. Of
course, every law ought to be enforced;
bnt I modestly oonless that I am not
very warm in my sympathy for the
"motive" that inspires the new move
in behalf of "good citizenship. " Jeal
ousy it truly an ngly toad, whether it
be as to love or to liqnor.
It is not known muob outside of Port
land that the publio library here has a
very fine set of plaster oasts of the best
pieces of anoient statuary. It cose
$10,000, and it is the gift of ex-United
States Senator H. W. Corbett. The
casts are in a beautiful gallery on the
second floor of the magnificent library
building, also a gift to the city, by a
lady now dead. Yet I doubt if over a
thousand Fortlanders bave seen those
statues, although admission is free sev
eral times a week.
Portland is getting tobeqnite a olnb
town. We bave the Arlington, an ex
clusive aristocratio affair with ratber
limited membership of the upper ten
which leaves me out. Then there is
the Multnomah Athletio Club, wbion
like the Arlington, has a building ex
clusively for its own use. The Arling
ton Club owns its building, but the
Multnomah leases its. - The Concordia
Club is comprised exclusively of He
brews. It has an entire second floor of
a handsome two-story bnilding facing
the Oregonian's tall tower. The Com
mercial Club is oom posed of business ,
men, and it occupies the entire top
floor of the Chamber of Commerce.
Tbis is n gastronomic affair. It is
composed of business men and profes
sional men. It is the clnb that usually
entertains- 'distinguished visitors,
though when I came bere there was
nothing said to indicate, as far as I am
1 concerned, that' the clnb knew, any
"fj thing a boot what the Governor of
North Carolina said to the Governor
of South Carolina, '' EZEK1EL.
.'Tandem He-cord Broken.
Decatur, 111., Oct; 28. Two tandem
unpsced records ..were broken here to
day by Lone Rogers and J. Frank
Fairrs. Tbey made a third of a mile
in 0:33 2-5, the former record being
0:37. .-Tbey made a half-mile io
0:57 2-5.. The record was 0:57 4-5.
Official' referee and timekeepers were
One newspaper for each of her birth
days is the odd collection which a
jouog woman of Hiawatha, Mo., owns.
isk rt rr- vi
,EHT with a big H. r
Durham I loaclusa by
coupou Inside eacb two
pons inalile each four ouuc bag of
Buy a hag of t h I celebrated tobacco and read the loupon
wblub 1 1 ' a tutor valuable preaeuU aud bow to gel mem.
m I BATTLE M
PLU0 I v- i
Off for a Six
No matter how much you are
charged for a small piece of other
brands, the chew is no better than
"Battle Ax" For' 10 cents you
get almost twice as much as of
If . other high grade
Is a blood disease and only a blood reme
dy can cure it. So many people make
the mistake of taking remedies which
at best are only tonics and cannot possi
bly reach their trouble. Mr. Asa Smith,
Greencastle, Indiana, says; "For years
I bave suffered with Sciatic Rheuma
tism, which the best physicians were un
able to relieve. I took many patent
medicines but they did not seem to
trouble. I gradually grew
worse until I was un
able to take my food
or handle myself in
any way; I was abso
lutely helpless. Three
bottles of S.S.S. re
lieved me so that I
was soon able to move
my right arm; before
long I could walk
across the room, and
when I had finished one dozen bottles
was cured completely and am as well as
ever. I now weigh 170."
A Real Blood Remedy
S.S.S. cures Scrofuia, Cancer, Eczema,
and. any form of blood troubles. If you
have a blood disease, take ablood medi
cine S.S.S. (guatanteed purely vtgeta
table) is exclusively for the blood and
is recommended for nothing else. It
forces out the poison matter permanent
ly. We will
send to anyone
FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or
"Just Don't Fl Wall,"
r tha On Thin to na.
Only One for a Dos.
Sold by Drosalata at 2 So. a boa
Sanplaa aiallrd free, AddraM
Dr. Bosank Me. Co. Fhila. fa.
MRS. I WINSLOWS '"SfiSp
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ginning by trading la futures. Write for full
.arilciilr. Best of reference given. Several
rear experience on the Chicago Board of
Trade, anil a thorough knowledge of the biial
nes. Downing. Hopkins it Co., Chlcatio Board
of Trade Brokers. Office lu forllaud Oregon
and Spokane Wash.
11 1 II CK CDrC To address, our
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HOUSEHOLD GOODS, ETC.
This circular la Issued for the benefit ol onr
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BEST IN THE WORLD. VallWaMwC
It wearing qnalitleaare unsurpassed, actually
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POK BALK BY ORKdON AND
and Dealer generally. '
in Gordon and Pecrleat
Cylioder Presses, Paper
Cutters, Motors of all kinds,
Folders, Printing Material
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