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THE NEW AGE, PORTLAND. OREGON.
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Entered at the poitofflco at Portland, Ortfon.
i recond-clau matter.
On Year, payable In advance S2.0
UblLhedl8i. rrlnto at 2tK Stark Street,
Perhaps as a mnttor of habit, or so
as to keep up tho torm and semblance
of nn organization, tho democrats got
together nnd go through tho motions
of adopting platforms and nominating
candidates, though nono of them who
can sco things clearly can havo any
liopo of success. It Is well enough for
them to go through theso motions; It
Is woll to maintain an organization,
.and to perform tho functions of a ml
norlty party, but ono would think they
would becorno discouraged and fairly
disgusted after nwhllo. Dut when wo
boo how tho prohibitionists koop at It,
though not making any gains, wo can
not wonder thnt tho democrats kcop
trying, In tho hope that their time
may come. Dut Just now, If thoy can
porcolvo tho truth, succoss scorns
further off than for tho last thirty
It would bo woll If tho democratic
party wcro stronger, In tho north, and
if tho solid South could bo broken up.
It would bo woll If tho democratic
party woro strongor In Oregon, and
particularly In Multnomah county.
Tho gamo of politics horo Is too one
nldod to bo Interesting, which Ib not
very Important; but If tho democrats
woro strongor tho republicans would
bo moro caroful to put only their best
men nnd measures to tho front. This
thoy do anyway, as a rulo; thoy glvo
tho democrats but Blight cnuso or op
portunity for affoctlvo opposition;
but n moro nearly equal division of
party forcoa would bo bettor.
But why tho domocrnts In Multnom
ah county, In Oregon, or oven In tho
nation, should, wrangle, and struggle,
and mnko groat efforts among them-
solves, Just ns If thoy had a chance to
win, Is not easily understood. Local-
ly, except In tho hent of a convon-
tlon's turmoil, thoy nil realize that '
thoro Is not a rny of hopo for them.
but from all tho tnlk going on and
dispatches published ono might Blip
rso thoy rcnlly expected to curry (lie
country noxt fall, or had noma reason
oblo chanco of doing bo. But nny one
who bo HiipposcB or ImnglncB In polit
ically Insane; nt least ho ban politi
cal Btrabtuniis. It mnkofl no dlfforonco
whom tho domocrntH nominate! for
president, bo far as tho gonornl re
sult Is concornpd. Pnrkor would get
moro votes In Now York than Hearst
would, but neither would carry It, nor
nny other Northern Stnto of conno
quonco, olthor would nny othor ctn
dldato, on any Bort of a platform.
Tho only thing tho domoerntB can do
Is to go through tho motions and
nwnlt iih patiently as thoy tuny tho
advent of nnothor period of hnrd
tlmca, which from present prospects
mny bo a long tlmo coming.
Ono reason why tho domocrntla par
ty will bo beaten worso than It over
has been Bluco tho war la thnt It Is
Iiopolossly Bpllt In two. It can no
moro ngreo among Itself than oil nnd
wator can mix, or than n hungry coy-
oto and a fat sheep can bo loft to
gether In anfoty for tho aheop. They
nil want about tho snmo general ro
Bults, to hear them tnlk, yet half of
them nro fnr moro bitter onoiulos of
the other half than olthor half Is of
tlio republican or nny other party.
Tho republican party gotB together,
pulls togethor, nnd docs something,
Tho Democratic party cannot got to
gethor at nil, for nny purposo what
over except to wranglo, fight, nbuoo
ono nnothor, tenr ono nuothcr down,
and "knife" ono nnothor And If by
Eomo unexpected or unfortultous can
catenation of circumstances tho dem
ocrats over oloct a majority In the
houso of representatives, thoy cnu
.ngroo on no policy, can enact no leg
islation, oven In that branch, And if
they eloct a president, ho and tho ma
Jorlty of bis own party aro oon at
ewords' points, as was tho easo with
Cleveland and tho domocrntio congress profession, und has becorno prominent
ho hod "on his hands." Tho domo-1 politically. About 20 years ago Mr.
cratlo party can novor hopo for sue- Feo, thon a very young man, Just ad.
cess, or anything but overwhelming mlttod to tho bar, cntno to Pondle
defeat, until It can act not only Intel- ton nnd bogan, or was ready' to begin,
llgontly, patriotically nud progres-'tho practlco of law, Ho was In np
lvoly, but until it can act unitedly, ponranco and uinuner rathor a green
'And thus, Judging by tho past and young lawyor, nnd few who saw him
present, will scarcely happen until
Gabriel baa blown his trumpet, and
Another reason why tho democrats
wj bo bcatcn worBe tnnn tney ovcr
,mV(J b(jen B,nco 18C4 ,s Umt lho prcs.
ident Is nn Immensely nnd deservedly
popular man among tho mnsscs of
the people. Ho Is courageous out-
snokon. full of energy and vim. on-
thuslastlcally patriotic, young, strong
and capable; and tho country Is go-
j tQ . h,m ft trcrnendoUB mnJor.
Ity. This Is especially true In tho
I west where ho Is particularly popular,
j for ho Is to a largo extent a western
man. ! expired ho resigned, as tho work was
So nil their furoro and hullaballoo vory wearing, and ho deslrod to de
over tho nomination Is farcical. In vote himself to prlvato practice,
tho outcomo ono man would faro This ho has slnco done, with
about tho same as another, though much success. Whllo holding no of-
tho candidacy of such a follow nS
Hearst would somewhat accontuato
tho democratic defeat. With him, the
defeat would lnvolvo such a rcbuko out Eastern Oregon, as a strong and
ns has novor been administered to n safo republican lender,
presidential candidate I Tho other threo doctors, by a cur
Oregon ought to bo good, even with lous coincidence, nro nil of tho same
light registration nnd no acuto inter- ago, 34 years. Grant D. Dimlck has
est, tho result bolng sure, for at lenst for sovcrnl years been a lawyor of
1G.00O plurality on Roosovolt. With Oregon City, and Is serving his sne
an entirely full voto It would probably ond or third term ns mayor. Ho Is
rench 20,000, or moro.
GENERAL JAMES M. ASIITON.
Tho announcement of tho candldncy
of Hon, James M. Ashton for dolcgato
to tho republican national convention
from tho state of Washington has
has brought prominently into tho
public oyo a man of a romarkahlo
carcor. Fow mon, not yet pnst tho
morldlnn of life, havo attained tho
snmo degrco of succors.
Goncral Ashton was born on tho
north shoro of Lako Ontario, Canada,
whoro ho romnlncd until his cloventh
year, when ho removed with his par
ents to tho United States, sottllng
nenr Chicago. Tho early years of his
life woro spent In nn enrnest endeav
or to acqulro an education which ho
succeeded In obtaining, unaided by
any ono; his parents bolng at tho tlmo
unablo to assist him in his effort to
got a learning.
At tho ago of 21, nftor having fitted
himself for tho bnttlo of life, taking
tho advlco of Horaco Grcoly, camo
west, arriving at Tncomn In 1882
whoro ho has over slnco resided.
Whllo Gonornl Ashton Is noted
nB th(J nb,C8t ,nwycrB nml ,)0at
orntorfl , tho Northwoflt hs cllof
g,ory ,cg ,n nfJ Inimnry ,,, no
ono of th(J orgnnlzorfl of tho stnto
ulMvL nm! hnfl sorvC(1 !n ovcry ca.
ty ff0m pr,vnto tQ brglMcr gon.
Oonoral Ashton Is nn nctlve, earn
est und consistent republican, nnd hns
taken part In every battle fought for
tho principles of that party during
his long rcsldonco In tho stnto of
Washington. In 18SC Mr. ABhton was
appointed gonornl consul for tho
Northern Pnclllo Railway Co., a posi
tion ho held for 10 years, during
which tlmo ho handled successfully
for tho company Bomo of tho most
Important litigation tho courts havo
over been cnlled upon to judlcate.
Tho republicans of tho state of
Washington named Gonornl Ashton
lis dolegnto to tho Philadelphia con
vention, In 1900, nnd In recognition
of IiIh standing as a cltlzon nnd his
ability ns nn orator, tho several Pa
cine coast delegations solcctcd him
to Bccond tho nomination of Govornor
Roosevelt for vlco-proaldent . of tho
It la but fitting, In vlow of tho past
sorvlces of Gonornl Ashton, that tho
lepuhllcnns of tho progrosslvo Btato
of Washington, nmbltlous to bo repre
sented by her best nnd ablest men In
the counsols of tholr party, should so
lect this splendid typo of her cltlzon
ship, this nblo exponent of hor best
Interests, this man who can bo de
pended upon, In tho futuro as In tho
past, to oloquontly, fonrlessly nnd
loyally uphold tho nnino nnd fnmo
and glory of tho grent and growing
stnto of Washington. Such a man la
General Jamos M. Ashton.
Tho four republican cnndldntos for
presidential doctors In Oregon aro
nil lawyers, nil good speakers, all
prominent locally In their profession
nnd othorwlso, nnd nil havo held pub.
Ho positions of trust. Tho oldest ono
of tho four, though yet in tho prime
of llfo, ex-Judgo James A. Feo, of
Pendleton, has by Industry nnd abll.
Ity pushed himself to tho front iu his
then expected that ho would nchlevo
the. succeu that he baa achieved. By
business, however, ho soon acquired
n good practice, und nn enviable rep
utatlon. In a few years ho was nom
inatcd for circuit Judge, the district
then Including Umatilla, Union, Bak-
cr, Grant, Harney and Marhour coun-
ties, and though tho district was
democratic then, and few thought ho
,,,,., v. . . . ,
would bo elected, ho was elected, and
began his arduous duties. Theso ho
porformed so well ithat at tho oxplra-
tlon of his term ho was re-elected by
a largo majority, but before this torm
flco slnco, ho has taken a very actlvo
part In politics, and is recognized not
only In Umntllla county, but through'
very popular in his homo city, and In
Julius N. Hart is a rlelng nnd
prominent young lawyer of Ynmhlll
county, having already served a term
us district attorney of tho third Judic
ial district to tho satisfaction of tho
pooplo, nnd ho will bo heard from not
only during tho campaign but In tho
A. C. Hough, of Grants Pass, Is
also prominent and successful ns a
lawyer, and highly esteemed as a
citizen at homo and throughout
Theso four mon mnko' a strong elec
toral team, and will uphold tho ban
ner of tho .republican party with
credit to it and to themselves in tho
NOTHING DOING YET.
Everything Is politically quiet as
yet In this big county of Oregon. The
political pot that tho country editors
always speak nbout scnrccly simmers
shows no signs of boiling. Repub
lican candidates aro all, or nearly nil,
entirely confident, nnd don't enro to
wnsto onorgy In unnecessary efforts.
Tho democrats know they aro up
against It, and "what's tho uso?".
Yot thoro will bo somo stir within
(Tweok of two, republican candidates
will bo Investigating to sco if every
thing Is running smoothly and If
thoro nro mils' off their fences any-
whoro, and domocrnts will bo making
closo scouting observations to sco If
thoro nro any wenk places whoro
they can mnko a breach. Thoy don't
expect to nccompllsh much, of courso,
but from tho cursory vlow so fnr
taken thoy havo a faint hopo thnt
they can brenk in In ono or two
places, at least.
,Uy tho, ond of another week the
cnmpnlgn committees will bo organ
ized nnd ready for formnl nnd actlvo
business, funilB will bo on hand for
tho necessary expenses of n brief and
not vory Interesting campaign, nnd
thoro mny bo n cloaror outlook as to
tho prospect for tho ono, two or three
democratic candidates who It Is
thought by eomo havo a slight
chanco to win.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
Still tho dispute goes on as to
whether Mr. Cleveland, whllo presi
dent, entertained tho late Fred Doug
las at his tablo, and In othor in
stances showed courtesy to prominent
Nogroea. Ho has foollsnly denied one
or moro of tho specifications, though
In terms indicating that If ho had
dono what Is charged ha would havo
no npollglcs to mako for It. But sup
poso ho did oxtond a courtesy to Fred
Douglas, as President Roosevelt did
to Bookor T. Washington? Is that
anything disgraceful, or ovon reason
ably Impolitic? That doesn't of Itself
doclaro for, much less mako or set
up, tho "social equality" that some of
tho Southern chivalry aro roaring so
nbout. A man with a colored skin Is
stilt a man. Ho Is moro a cltlzon. Ho
la nn American. And many colored
men aro Intelligent, useful, patriotic
und capable mon nnd citizens. This
howl about Mr. Cleveland having ap
pointed a fow of them to ofllce, or al
lowed them In tho whlto houso, Is a
case of straining at a gnat, on tho
part of those who gulp down camels.
Slnco publishing an article two
weeks ago commondatory of tho gen
erosity nud public spirltldness of Mr
W. M. Ladd, It Iisb been announced
that ho will build a home for tho art
association and artists or Portland on
tbe quarter block donated for tha
Mr. Corbott also left $50,000 to tho
art association, but only to bo avail
able when It doubled, so the Ladd es
tate heirs will erect a building now.
That will servo va very useful public
purpose for .several years. Very
likely, when Portland has grown up
to tho need of one, the I. adds will
also help to erect a far larger and
better art temple. This Is ono sam
ple of Mr. Ladd's generosity nnd prac
tical good work; and farther down
town Is another one, pcrhnps not less
useful a building, going up to bo used
us a religious mission houso on a lot
that ho donated. Portland is a rich
city In many ways, but It would bo
far richer if It had ten times as many
men like Mr. Ladd.
Call at Buchanan & Derrick, con fee
tlonnry and cigars, homcmado can
dles a local specialty. 2C5 Third St.
Tho Applteon Cafe. First-class In
every respect. Southwest corner Sixth
and Everett streets, Portland Oreogn.
F. Gormaln, dealer In fish, game,
poultry, etc. Canned goods a special
ty. Phono Clay 61. 40G Gllsan street,
Frtnch Dyeing and Cleaning Works.
All work done at very mod rente prices.
Dyeing and cleaning of all kinds of
ladles' and Kent's clothine. Morn
ing cloth dyed in 48 hours. J. De
leau, proprietor, 455 Gliaan street.
Tho best cvor made is tho Eagle
Brand Boneless Chicken Hot Tamnles
and husks. Wholesale nnd Retail.
Ofllce and fnctory, 45 Union avenue,
Portland, Oregon. Telephone. East,
Casli or Installments, tho Old Pion
eer Loan Ofllce", 13 North Thlrtl
street, near Burhsldo, Bon S. Back
man, proprietor. Business strictly
It has bcon said that "Harmon's",
on tho corner of Third nnd Couch, is
among tho undcslrnblo resorts of tho
North End, but tho plain facts aro
that "Harmon's" is ono of tho clean
est plnccs In Portland. Thcro aro no
ladles' entrances nor any wlno rooms;
In fact It la only a place for men, and
IT HAS NO EQUAL.
Wo claim that Smith's U-re-ka Met
al Polish Is tho best in tho world. It
will do moro toward making houso
work light than any othor polish. It
has bcon adopted by all tho lending
hotels, clubs, cafes, buildings, schools.
government service EVERYWHERE.
Remember, at last you havo a polish
that has a pleasant odor, that Is per
fectly harmless and leaves all bright
work with a clear scratchlcsa finish
A BUSINE8S PROPOSITION.
If you aro going East a careful
solcctlon of your routo Is essential
to tho enjoyment of your trip. If It
Is a business trip, tlmo Is tho main
consideration; If a pleasttro trip,
scenory nnd tho conveniences and
comforts of a modern railroad.
Why not comblno all by using tho
ILLINOIS CENTRAL, tho up-to-date
road, running two trains dally from
St. Paul and Minneapolis, and from
Omaha to Chicago. Freo reclining
chair cars, tho famous Buffet-Library
smoking cars, all trains vestlbuled.
In short, thoroughly modern through
out. All tickets rending vln tho Illi
nois Central will' bo honored on theso
trains and no extra faro charged.
Our rates nro tho samo as thoso of
Inferior roads why not get your
.Whlto for full particular.
B. II. TRUMBALL,
J. C. LINDSEY, T. F. & P. A..
PAUL B. THOMPSON. F. & P. A..
In tho Circuit Court of tho Stnto
Oregon for Multnomah County.
M. Bnrdo and D. J. Gregory, part
ners doing business ns Bnrdo & Greg
ory, plaintiffs, vb. Great Western
Marblo and Onyx Co., n corporation,
and Holmnn Transfer Co., a corpora
To Groat Western Marblo & Onyx
Co., a corporation, dofondant:
In tho nnmo of tho Stato of Oregon:
You nro hereby required to appear
and answer tho complaint filed against
joulu thoabovo entitled cnuso on or
boforo tho 9th day of May, A. D. 1904,
nnd If you fall so to appear plaintiffs
will apply to tho Court for tho relief
domnnded In the complaint, to-wlt:
for a Judgment and decreo against
you for tho sum of $400.00, together
with Interest on tho sum of $200 from
Octobor 28, 1903, and interest on the
sum of $200 thereof from November
28, 1902, until paid, said Interest bo
lng at rato ot 5 per cent, per annum;
also for sum of $76.00 as attorneys
fees and for costs and disbursements
of this suit and action; that said, sums
ot money bo decreed a first Hen upon
all of tho personal proporty, consist
ing of certain tools and machinery,
tho snmo being moro particularly set
forth and described In the complaint
mod herein, and roforonco to which Is
horeby made and samo bolng made a
part of this summons, Bald toola and
machinery now being contained and
stored In tho American Exchange
Warehouse, at No. 182 Madison street,
in tno city or Portland, wuitnoman
County, and State of Oregon; also
decreeing that said Hen bo foreclosed
und thnt said property be sold as by
taw provided and the proceeds there
of applied to the payment of. the said
sums of monoy as by law provided;
that the defendant and all persona
claiming by, through or under It be
barred and foreclosed of all rights
nnd equity therein and that purchaser
lake such title as was had by said de
fendant at time of making said chat
tel mortgago, togethor with nil title
which It has since acquired and all
title acquired and held by ita suc
cessors, and assigns in intorost and
that tho purchaser bo delivered the
possession ot said personal proporty
nnd that plaintiff have such other
and further relief as to equity shall
This summons la published by or
der ot tho Circuit Court ot the State
ot Oregon for Multnomah County,
duly mado and entered the 26th day
ot March, 1904, in and by which order
it is prescribed that this summons
ehall be published for a period ot six
weeks. The date o! the first publica
tion of this notice la March 26, 1S04.
iirsi puDiicaiHNa Marea v. .
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AMUSEMENTS IN RELATION TO RELIG.ON.
Br Ht. Her. George r. Seymour, Bishop ot SprlngtleU.
Tho mistake which many make Is that they
condemn with a sentence of absolute banishment
certain classes of amusement which are often
abused, It is true, but which still have their
rightful place In the sphere of human relaxation
and enjoyment, such' as tho drama, and dancing.
Hid specified games. Now, It is obvious that
lies things which are proscribed, put under the
jan, as Intrinsically evil, are not in themselvei
Til ac uil.
A story drawn out Into detail under the guidance of the
principles of art and illustrated by appropriate scenery and
dress Is not In itself evil. The story may be vicious, nnd
tho actors may be bad In conduct, but these faults
aro not Inherent In tho drama; they are due to accidents
that the play Is bad and the players are demoralized. The
drama In Itself Is high art; Indeed, lays under contribu
tion in Its successful production many departments of art
and culture. It may bo made an Instrument powerful for
good as well as evil. Its principles nre embodied In much
of the teaching of the Old Testament and of the New.
Dancing Is the poetry of motion; It Is the. expression to
the eyo of what music conveys to the car. It Is oftentimes
spontaneous and Involuntary. Tho hand, the head, the
body, will without our thought or consent keep time with
the tune which floats In upon us from tho voice of the
sweet singer or tho notes of the Instrument. To teach,
therefore, that dancing Is In Itself evil and Is to be avoided
cs sin Is as grave nn error as can well be committed. It
Is an Impeachment of the truth of God; It ie an indictment
against the handiwork of our Maker In the highest and
best Instincts of our nature; It Is calculated to bewilder
the moral sense, especially of the young, at to good and
evil, and leave them a prey to the direct results In the
ethics of their dally life.
A safo and simple rule to guide us In deciding whnt
wo may lawfully and properly do In any case where wo nro
In doubt Is to nsk tho question: 'Could we Invoke God'r
blessing ujon what we are about to do? Could wo bring
it Into God's presence?" nnd If wo can respond "yes" to
these Inquiries, then we nro right, and may go forward
with tho confident assurance thnt we shall not Incur con
dcmnatlon for our conduct. Times and manners, It Is true,
have changed since tho old days of Miriam, and David, and
Solomon, but evil has not become good, nor good evlL
INSTRUCTION IN HYGIENE THE NATION'S DUTY.
Br Andre Wilson.
It Is at least a cheering sign of the times that
earnest men and women' who have regard to the
serious side of life are beginning to evlnco an
active Interest In the physical welfare of chll
drcn. The deterioration In physique, especially
of the children ot the masses, may be taken to bo
a real matter. There Is no questioning that the
ovll, and a serious one It Is, exists in full force.
The testimony ot teachers and doctors alike Is
unaulmous In Its strong protestation
degeneration, and of the need for Its betterment.
Of into some Interesting nnd Instructive details have
been afforded through the Investigations of Dr. W. Hall
In Leeds, England, on the physical condition of school chll
drcn In that city. Ono part of this research Is of highly
Important character, Inasmuch as It bears upon the relative
development of two races, Jow and Gentile, and upon the
causes which may bo held to account for the variations
noted. Dr. Hall notes that the Jowlsh child as a rule Is
better developed than his Gentile neighbor of the same age,
while ho tells us the former shows better teeth than tho lat
ter. The test of bone development Is a fairly good one.
In a Jowlsh school In a good district Dr. Hall found only C
MAN WITH RARE COURAGE
la the United Btutea Mlnlater to Korea,
II. N. AUeu.
Tho formost personality in Korea to
day Is the American minister, II. N.
Allen. Tho story of his entrance upon
tho stago ot, Ko
rean affairs and
his steady a d
vanccment In tho
favor of the peo
ple, ns well ns In
official position, Is
as romantic n s
nny of the better
known stories of
n. it. Aixrx. aim achievement.
Minister Allen wns born In Deln
wore, Ohio, in 1858, nnd when 23 was
graduated from Ohio Wcsleynn Unl
veslty. Two yenrs Inter, In 1883, ho
married a classmate, Just preparatory
to sotting out for China as a Presby
terian missionary. '
Tho young missionary doctor had not
been long In China before he made his
way down to Korea, on a tour of In
spection, at his own expense Evi
dently he sent back favorable reports
to bis superior officers In New York,
for In a short time he received a cable
gram containing tho single word,
"Korea." This he understood to mean
that he should undertake to find a
foothold In the capital of this ages
old nation, with Its avowed Intoler
ance of Cbrlatlnnlty. He wna thus
the first Protestant missionary to Ko
rea. The United States minister, Gen.
Foote, mado him physician to tho le
gation, thus giving him an excuse
for remaining in Seoul which no Ko
rean could gainsay.
Two months later the young Amer
ican's opportunity came. An Insur
rection broke out In Seoul, and six
Koreans were murdered at an official.
dinner party, ana a seventh, a rela
tive of the King and the most prom
inent of all, Prince Mln Yong Ik, who
had been Koreau minister to this coun
try, was badly wouuded. Panic at
once seized the city. Everybody began
to look out for himself. Even Gen.
Foote and all the Europeans fled to
Chemulpo, to be under the protection
of the gunboats all except the young
missionary doctor. Within half an
hour he was at the aid ot tbe wound
ad prince, disregarding all danger to
He found thirteen Korean doctor
gathered around about to pour black
wax Into the gaping wound. Dr. Al
len plucklly withstood them all while
he tried what western science could
do. While these looked on wondering
he tied up the arterle and sewed up
the wound, and continued hi treat
ment until the prince got well.
It was a heroic thing for Dr. and
Mrs. Allen to remain where building
were burning and bullet whining
through the streets, and treason and
fanaticism were oa every band.
Aa if to fix firmly the place ot this
skillful' Yankee missionary in the royal
favor, the Emperor himself fell sick,
to be cured by Dr. Alien. This gave
him the title of court physician, and
a commanding postUoa at the palace,
which latter he ha held to this day,
Another erMeoc of the high favor
lavwfckfc Ifct wm hM wu hi awelbt-
of the reality ot the
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The lllustratlou shows a torpedo boat In action, firing a torpedo direct
at an anchored warship, as In the attack off Port Arthur. Torpedoes are
usully fired from turntables which can be directed to nny point The torpedo
Is shot into tho wnter olther by n very small charge of powder or by com
Prn!!far:, To,Teloes are also fired from submerged tubes as they ar
called, but theso cannot be directed In tho same way as the turntables The
famous Whitehead torpedo, a type used by both tho Japanese and the Rust
slnns, la a crewless submarine engine of destruction, equipped with gigantic-
ZT "r"" "" eXP'r,Te Chamber cont'n'"K 200 pound, of guSttonT
nnd when its nose comes In contact with a ship's hull, a pointed plunger b
driven In against O.e detonating cap, an explosion ensuing that usually blow
an awful hole in the Ill-fated ship which may be the object of attack aid
perhaps sinks It nt once. The torpedo on entering the water sinks to the
required depth running submerged till it meets its prey. Its wonderful HtUe
engines are driven by compressed air, nud It is prevented from rSlni or
sinking by a pendulum valve and rudder, nnd kept on Sal?co?5 f to
a spinning wheel attachment The first lesson or th n. t 7
was the high effectiveness of the torpedo. Russo-Japanese war
mont by tbe direct wish of tbe Em
peror, to be foreign secretary ot the
Korean embassy to tbe United States.
He returned after a time, to take up
his routlno missionary work, but In
1890, with the consent ot tbe Mission
ary Board, he was made secretary of
the United States legation at Seoul.
During the World's Fair at Chicago be
served a commissioner for Korea. In
1601 he was made charge d'affaires at
Seoul by President Cleveland.
THE DISCOVERY OF BIG. TREES.
Awaktaif Hunter Thonght Ue Wm la a
Load of Fairy Pfcenoiaeaa,
One upon a time It was In 1863,
to be exact a hunter In pursuit of a
wounded bear found himself at night
fall In a dark forest The air was dry
and warm, and being weary, he
stretch himself upon the pine needles
which covered tho ground, and went
to sleep. He awoke at daylight and
when he taw what kind ot a forest
he was in, he rubbed hi eyes and
pinched himself to make sure he was
not dreaming. On every aide were
monster trees, such a no man bad
ever een before. They reared their
head seemingly into the blue sky,
and their enormous trunk, bright cin
namon In color and ribbed and usam
row Uke mighty fluted tower. The
hunter felt like Gulliver did In Brob
dlngMg, and looked, half expecting to
ee the huge forma of giants come
tridlng through the for. He knew
that if the tallest church of kk native
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per cent of rickets and 11 per cent of defective teeth. In.
the Gentile school of the same class 8 per cent of the chU
dren had rickets and 38 per cent defective teeth. The poor
district of Leeds was equally instructive as regards com
parison. Thero the native children showed 60 per cent
rickets and a percentage of 60 as regards bad teeth. The
poor Jewish school, as regards statistic based on the
same lines, gavo percentages of 7 por cent rickets and 25
per cent for defectlvo teeth.
For long ages the Jew has practiced a religion of health..
No one can read the code of hygiene comprised in the books
of the Old Testament without perceiving that a wise legis
lation was exercised by way of Insuring the health of the
Jewish race, and by way of preventing' disease. True.,
the code was extremely drastic In some of Its applications
witness the casting of the leper forth of the camp; bat
Its very rigidity served to Impress not only the Idea of
prevention of disease but of the practlco to which that
Idea gave origin. A nation which, in addition to super
vising its meats with the acumen of a modern sanitary
Inspector, and which knew that the essence of health wa
to be found In the maintenance of cleanliness, could not
fall to reap a rich physical reward In the development of a
sound constitution and In the possession of length of day
QUALIFICATIONS OF A PUBLIC SPEAKER.
' By Senator CMwtcer H. Depeir.
There la no talent more common,
than the ability to speak and none
more rare than the gift of speaking se
as to command the attention and sub
stantial assent of tho audience. The
ordinary talker In a deliberative body
kills time and murders patience, Irri
tates the Indifferent and tires his
friends. Real debating power Is a gift
as brilliant ns It Is useful. It does,
not consist In elaborate effort. In tbe
length of the speech, In superiority of logic, grace or die
tlon or rhetorical finish. Any or all of these may prove a
detriment, though with the master they ere toola to be
used or not, as the occasion may require. Many a massive
structure which the orator has spent hours in erecting has
been demolished and has burled Its author under its ruins
by tho dynamite of a ten minutes' speech. Legislatures,
fear bores and resent pedagogues. They love good fighter
and hard hitters. Like veteran troops, they do not want
to be Instructed, but to be led. They may sleep through a
ponderous oration of Charles Sumner and rise with delight
to greet an Incisive sarcasm of Thaddos Stevens. There
aro occasion when a labored effort is necessary to outline
or defend a policy or to appeal to the party or the country.
But In the exigencies of dally discussion It Is the crisp,
lucid and direct debater who carries or defeats measures
The skillful parliamentarian knows Instinctively tho tem
per of his audience. Ills greatest triumphs are In humoring
DIVORCE A NATIONAL EVIL.
Br Hor. C. tr. Tin iter ot Ttrro Haute.
A community without a home Is almost of
necessity a bad place. Tbe Immorality of lum
ber and mining camps Is easily explained. There
Is no real home life. It Is almost a sin against
society when a family takes to boarding, for It
makes one home less and destroys tbe unity.
Marriage Is not so much a matter of personal
convenience ns a social duty. Divorce Is a direct
thrust at the home and social unity. We make
much of tbe polygamy of Utah, but polygamy Is the1 very
whitest bird in tbe whole nest; and this polygamy of Utah
Is not so great as the evil of the progressive polygamy prac
ticed all over this universe by means of divorce.
town was set down in this wood, the
2" "pon Pinnacle of its .pir
would be shaded by tho branchea a
would a doll', house beneath nn nppl.
and .preadlng out his arms to their
full extent, he clasped the bark. Then
he moved sldewl.e, placing his left
fingers where his right hand had been
spreading hi. arm. as before. HVr
peated this .gain and again and ht
. -Uu ui ,oret be bad diacor-
erinl xrmm nn. 11.. .... . a "acoT-
ered was one of the "blg-tree
of California. Of courae ,.
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and he was accorded second place t
BaronMunchhausen a. an Inventor of
As a matter of face, hla stories were
much es, wonderful than the JS
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Merely a ArtUt.
Mis Footllte-Pd have you kno
I'm an artut In my protean, "
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heard people amy you are no actre!!
Boston Transcript vireM.
After buying a revolver for the pm
Pose of committing suicide an Ohto
man reconsidered the matter and mar-