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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, MONDAY JULY 20, 1903.
ROBBED BY EXPERTS
OLDS, WORTM AN & KING
Montana Saloonkeeper Held
Up, Bound and Gagged.
WIRES CUT TO STOP PURSUIT
Bandits Make Away With f TOO and
Leave Tkeir Victim Helpless ia
Ills Dark Saloon Carefal A'ot
to Steal Checks.
WALLACE, Idaho, July 19. (Special.)
Peter Nelson, who runs a saloon at Sellsh,
Mont., was the victim of doW highway
men at ms place of business last night.
His losses aggregate 5700, and he was
found trussed up In the saloon this morn
ing. Before the thugs left Sellsh they cut
the wires both ways, so that wire com
munication out of Sellsh was not possible
until this afternoon.
Nelson was about to close his saloon
Saturday night when two strangers ap
peared with revolvers, which they aimed
at his head, commanding him not to move.
He thought they were drunk or Joking,
but was soon undeceived. The highway
men bound him, gagged him with a gun
nysack and proceeded to rifle the till.
They found $100 in gold and a collection
of watches and other Jewelry which had
been left there by bibulously inclined men
from time to time, to the value of about
$300. Among other valuables were checks
and drafts on Wallace and Missoula banks
for nearly 52000, but these were not taken.
When they had thoroughlyransacked the
place they put out the lights and slipped
away, leaving Nelson In the saloon, where
be stayed, unable to release himself, until
morning, wben a friend broke In and re
SUFFERS FROM STRANGE DISEASE.
Llna Countr Boy Has Not . Moved
Limb In Two Years.
ALBANY. Or.. July 19. (Special.)
About Ave miles from Albany, In Linn
County, Is a very Interesting case of poly
arthritis deformous, which has attracted
the attention o the entire community. It
is an extremely rare case,and has an In
teresting: story connected with it.
The afflicted party Is 'Ernest Miller, the
18-year-old son of Mart Miller, a pioneer
resident of the county. For two years
the boy has lain on his back without a
visible muscular movement, except in the
facial muscles. His arms are stretched
out at almost angles to his body, while
his feet are drawn up to his hips. These
limbs have been In the same position for
two years, any movement causing: such
cute pain as to be unbearable. So sensi
tive are the different parts to any touch
whatever that the boy's finger-nails have
not been roanlcured nor his hair trimmed
during the entire time. Nor can his limbs
or head be bathed or cleansed, the slight
est touch causing excruciating pain. The
limbs are warped out of shape, and have
a lifeless appearance.
. In striking contrast to the wasted body
is the clear mind of the boy. He Is an
assiduous, even voracious reader, and
talks Intelligently on most any topic, tyi
.enjoys company, and regular visits are
made him by many Albany people.
The disease came on gradually, and
Ernest went about on crutches for some
time before becoming bedfast. "When
Anally he was confined to his bed, and his
limbs began stiffening and assuming their
lifeless color, the neighbors caused a
sensation In the community by announc
ing that the boy was ossifying. So firmly
was this report rooted in the minds of the
people that for months they talked of the
boy whose flesh was gradually, turning to
Physicians pronounce thlB one of the
rarest diseases they have ever known.
For two years Ernest Miller's pulse has
beaten at the rate of from 130 to 100 pulsa
tions per minute. He eats regularly and
BE AS LEY BROUGHT BACK.
Alaska Contractor Ready to Answer
Charge of Forgery.
WASHINGTON, July 19. Deputy United
States Marshals Charles E. Herron and
D. W. Dwyer; of Alaska, arrived here to
day from New York, which place they
reached today on the steamer SU PauL
They had in charge James C Beasley, of
Cape Nome, who is being taken back to
RpdkIav. lnepther with a Mr. Burns, had
a contract to erect a telegraph line for the
iTnJfpfl States in Alaska. Beasley naa
charge of the business. The credit of the
firm was considered good, and when the
-hek! nurnortlnc to be drawn oy tne
jirm were presented for payment in San
Francisco at the Army Paymaster's office,
the signatures on two of them were
omnrt to h forceries. These checks were
Indorsed, it is asserted by Beasley, for the
firm of Beasley & Burns. The Govern
ment has decided to hold Beasley respon
sible for. the sum represented by the
hivlffi. which foot ud about 5000.
Mr Rp&slev was found by the marshals
In South Africa, where he had been for
incn vears. encaced In ODerating In mines
"When arrested, he promptly expressed a
desire to have tne matter ciearea up to
the satisfaction of the Government.
DROWNED NEAR 1VAITSBURG.
John Dexter, Oregon Harvest Hand,
Perishes While Bathing.
SPOKANE. Wash., July 19. (Special.)
While "bathing at Teal bridge, two miles
above Waltsburg, this morning, John
Dexter, a harvest hand in the employ of
Frank Kaiser, was drowned.
exter was wading in four feet of wa
ter, when he stepped Into a deep hole. He
could not swim, nor could any of his four
companions. They tried to rescue him
with poles, but the poles were a few
Inches short of reaching the struggling
man. He sank in a few minutes. About
two hours later S. D. Stoufer and Charles
James, who -had been summoned from
Waltsburg, recovered the body.
Dexter was unmarried. He came to
Waltsburg lately from Oregon. His brother-in-law
and two brothers are with the
harvest crew employed by Kaiser.
MOST UNGRATEFUL FOOTPAD.
Getting No Money, He Kicks Victim,
Who Oftered Lunch.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 19. (Special.)
Gallasrher Bowers, an employe, in the
Crown Paper Mills, of this city, was ac
costed bv a lone highwayman on tne sus'
pension bridge In this city at 2 o'clock
this morning, as he was returning from
his shift. Being without money or jew
elry. Bowers offered to share with his un
welcome acquaintance the remainder of
the luncheon that he carried in a basket,
but the bandit became Indignant and
kicked his unproductive victim. The loot
pad was armed with a large revolver.
Wort Bacon, Greenville.
FOREST GROVE, Or., July 19. (Spe
cial.) Wort Bacon, aged 45 years, died
suddenly at his home near Greenville last
night. He leaves a wife and child. He
had been in Forest Grove yesterday after
noon arranging with John Beal, a real
estate agent here, to take charge of his
office, and departed for his home about
6 o'clock, and at 11 o'clock he was .dead.
He had resided In Portland and In Wash
ington County the past 15 years. Intel
inent will be in the Wilkes cemetery.
Tuesday. Mr. . Bacon was the son of Mr.
THE Greatest, Grandest Merchandising
Event ever held in Portland opens this
morning I Tie Stoze, Mill and Factory Clearance Sale!
Here for one week real bargains hold high carniyal. Here have been gathered together from the
mills and factories of the world the most stupendous values ever offered under any one mercantile
roof in all this section of country and, combined with our own splendid stocks, this sale offers
such a stupendous aggregation of money savings as must at once insure your instant and hearty
co-operation. In addition to the page of bargains printed in yesterday's Oregonian and thousands
that cannot get in print, we annex the following. Remember, this great sale lasts one week
opening at 8 this morning, but some lots are small and may not last thro, some perhaps but a day,
so lose not a moment, get here early for your share of this bargain banquet.
Sensational Clearance of Lace Curtains
From the Stof e Stocks 4:th Floor
Nottingham Lace Curtains, Brussels and Renaissance effect, some samples, slightly mussed.
33 pairs, 7 styles, value $2.25,
33 pairs, 4 styles, value $2.75,
92 pairs, 10 styles, value $3.25,
14 pairs, 2 styles, value $4.00,
Immense Purchase of Crockery Glassware
From Pottery and Factory at Wonderful Bargain Prices!
DINNER SETS In American china at one-third reduction from usual store prices. Neat pat
tern, decorated in natural colors, full gold line.
50-piece set $6.96,
60-piece set $8.80,
Decorated China. Plates, Saucers, Salads, Chocolate Pots, Teapots, Cracker Jars, Cups and
Saucers, Water Pitchers, Sugars 'and Creams at ONE-THIRD REDUCTION.
SPECIAL IN GLASSWARE Glass Comport, Glass Butter Dishes, Glass Vinegar Bottles at
Stirring Sale of Dt ess Staffs
1 From the Mills Wonderful
WOOL WAISTINGS Light and dark colors, with fancy and plain stripes and cream grounds with
colored stripes; all cream with silk stripes in etamine, granite and surah weaves, 28 tZA
inches wide, regular price 75c and 85c yard, this week, per yard J OttC
A great sale of Fancy Novelties in mohairs, hriilantines and Sicilians, in black or blue grounds,
some plain, some brocaded with stripes, dashes and dots of white woven in; also black and white
check; these goods are suitable for Summer wear for skirts, waists and dresses, as owing to
their hard wiry weave and finish dust does not adhere to them, 44 and 46 inches rj s
wide, $1.50 grade $1.20, $1.25 grade 98c, $1.00 grade
SPECIAL ON SILK WARP SUBLIME A lovely dress and waist
. wool combining the richness
durability of woolen ones,
wide, regular $1.00 value,
All sizes, all the week, $2.50
grade, HERE for
Women's $5 and $6 Pattern Oxfords,
patent kid. Louis heels, the acme of
the season s fashion, JO 7
BOYS' VACATION SHOES Solid Box
Calf or Vlcl Kid:
Sizes 11 to 13, values to 52.00. J.f g
Sizes 13'to 2V vaiues'to "$25!
and Mrs. Cyrus Bacon, the aged couple
who died here last April within three
hours of each other.
Garret Hendricks, of Welser.
WEISER. Idaho, July 19. (Special.)
Garret Hendricks, the first resident of
what Is now Huntington County, Idaho,
Is dead. He was nearly 78 years of age.
He removed to this section from the Wil
lamette Valley Oregon, over 40 years ago
He was at one time wealthy. He was un
married and had relatives living at French
Lyon Adolph, Salem.
SALEM, Or., July 19. (Special.) Lyon
Adolph, a son of the late Samuel Adolph,
died at the home of his mother In this
city last nignt, agea ou years. .uesiues , tne iew remaining Eiuewiieeiens m bw
his mother, Mrs. Mary Adolph, he leaves I vice on the Sound, struck Craven rock,
three brothers and two sisters: Joseph, near Marrowstone Point. A dense fog
Samuel. William and Ida Adolph and J prevailed at the time- Investigation
Mrs. Eva Greenbaum.
Ran of Salmon Improving.
ASTORIA, Or.. July 19. (Special.) The
run 01 saimon continues tu uuyiuvt, u.wu
catches, tho glllnetters doing especially
well last night, milenone of the plants
have been blocked, all the cold-storage
Bros, and J. Lindenberger. who have been
paying 7 cents per pound for the large or
spans: -sff" n,y 5 cenu ,odiy
for all Bizes oz nsn.
uiar voamy rrcs,,.
SALEM. Or.. July 19. (Special.) Man-
ager H. S. Gile, of the Willamette Valley
Prune Association, returned today from
Vancouver, Wash., where he met tho
prunegrowers of Chirk County yesterday,
He reports, that an enthusiastic meeting
was held, with about w growers present.
A temporary organization was formed,
with Augustus High as chairman, and an
adjourned meeting will be held next
Thursday, when a permanent organiza
tion will be formed. Mr. Gile says that
the new organization will control at least
half of the prune crop of Clark County,
and this without any active solicitation
for members of the association.
Italian DbIcc Is CemlBg.
ROME, July 19. The Trlbuha says the
Duke of Abruzzi. on the cruiser Llguria,
will shortly visit several North American
No Need of It.
There Is no occasion for anyone to ex
periment with new remedies for bowel
complaints for none can possibly be better
than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy. It never fails and is
Sleasant to take. Mr. I. C. Mezell, of
ellers. Ala., says: "Several days ago I
had a severe attack of diarrhoea. My
bowels moved six or eight times within
an hour and a hajf, after which I was so
weak and sick that I could not attend to
my work. I went to the house to go to
bed but before lying down took a dose of
Chamoerlain's .Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy; Within an hour I was
feeling all right and went back to the store
end resumed my work. I. clerk for Mr.
W. W. Sellers, of this place." For sale
by all druggists.
special at $1.78
special at $2.20
special at $2.65
60 pairs, 7 styles,
31 pairs, 3 styles,
20 pairs, 4 styles,
19 pairs, 3 styles,
special at $3.15
17 pairs, 3 styles, value $6.00, special at
sale price $4.64
sale price $5.87
Five ftyles All at
of color and beautiful luster of silken
to be had in all the pretty evening shades, 37 inches
ritte" Thousands of Shoe Bargains
Orer $i 0,000 Worth of Splendid Shoes to fee Stifictf
Sizes 2 to 5. values to $2.50.
(All the week.)
CHILDREN'S BUTTON SHOES In
Black or Red Kid, the usual A1L
$1.00 values, all the week "xww
WOMEN'S EMPRESS $3.50 SHOES.
Five new lots added for this week's
sale; Oxrords or high cut; the best
$3.50 shoe made In America JO
lor women, all this week....vP'',
CHILDREN'S STRAP SLIPPERS A
OLD STEAMER A WRECK
NORTH PACIFIC RUXS AGROUND
TWICE OX THE SOUXD.
Rescuing Tng Also Grounding, Aban
dons Her and She Tarns Turtle
and Becomes Tatal Loss.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., July 19.
While bound from Seattle to Vancouver
with freight, and passengers, the pioneer
! passenger steamer North Pacific, one of
showed the vessel to be leaking and dls
tress signals brought prompt relief from
Everett, tho tug C. B. Smith passing
near. This vessel started shoreward.
with the disabled North Pacific after
. . . . ntr nt hart nnt
proceeded faVunUl she also grounded,
, , -p-tft- r
, ,.,. y,,.
, "lng by the head.
, o house IndIcatea tne vessel
I turnel turtle during the night and dropped
! the boilers and engines to the bottom of
the bay. The vessel Is a total wreck.
resisting all efforts of powerful tugs
to tow her to the beach, and at sundown
.can be seen slowly sinking from sight In
the rlBing tide. It s believed the next
change of tide will work the destruction
0f the battered shell.
LAW FOR EXPOSITIONS.
Foreign Exhibits Mast Be Returned
or Pay Datr.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. July lS.-J?orelgn exhibits brought
Into the united States for display at tne
St. Louis Exposition will, under a recent
ruling of the Treasury Department, be
exempt from duty, provided they are. at
the close of the exposition, taKcn out of
tho country In the same condition In
which they entered. This Is a customary
ruling regarding foreign exhibits at all
expositions where foreign manufactures
and products are provided for, and similar
Instructions will be Issued one year hence
regardtng Oriental exhibits that are
brought to Portland for the Lewis and
Clark Exposition. In the case of foreign
exhibits which are to be sold In this
country, however, the usual revenue
charge will be made, aa such goods are
regarded as pure Importations for com
mercial purposes, and naturally a large
percentage of the foreign exhibits will
never be returned to their owners abroad,
In ortfcr to be exempt from duty, goods
for the exhibition must be received in
bond At the first port of entry Into this
country and sent In bonded -cars direct
value $2.50, special at $1.99
value $3.00, special at $2.45
value $3.50, special at $2.85
value $5.00, special at $3.95
$13.68, sale price $ 9.12
$15.74, sale price $10.49
material, half silk and half
fabrics with the softness and
new lot, Vlcl Kid or Patent Leather,
one or two strap, $1.25 and $L50 val
ues, all this week:
Sizes 6 to lOtf,
OLD LADIES COMPORT SHOES.
Congress, lace or Jullettes, values to
52.00, and all this week k ,07
to the exposition grounds, where they
will be continued In bond until the clcso
of the exposition. ,At that time they
must be repacked In their original pack
ing and returned through the same port
at which thev were entered. The nillnir
it Is said, will require the presence within
me au iuis imposition grounds of up
wards of 500 revenue officers, Inspectors
and supervisors, and at Portland of a pro
portionately emaller number, to be regu
lated by the size of the Oriental exhibit.
At at. iouia ana at Portland certain
classes of goods will be subject to release
without duty, such as personal supplies
for use of foreign commissioners within
the limits of the exposition, free samples
of merchandise to be distributed by for
eign contributors, and advertising matter
in me xorm 01 literature.
STIRRED UP BY FAIR CASE
French Paper Gives New Contradic
tion to Arrested Witnesses.
PARIS, July 20. The papers devote con
siderable space to the Fair case, the ar
rest of Frenchmen on a charge brought
by foreigners having aroused a certain
amount of chaUTenlstlc feeling. Le Jour
nal publishes a fresh Interview with Mme.
Hourdet, who. with her husband, con
tinues to assert that they did not see any
bicyclist on tb day of the accident. A
new feature in the case Is the Hourdets
assertion that tyro cyclists stopped before
the House on the day following the ace!
dent and looked In through a window of
the room where tho corpses were lying,
"That Is Fair; I knew him well in
Hourdet says the description of the ac
cused Frenchmen corresponds with these
men. His wife, however, is less afflma
Another poIr,t which has been brought
out is that the Hourdets are dissatisfied
with the sum f $15,000 given by Mr. Van-
derbllt and Mr. Oelrichs for their cares
In connection vlth the accident
ALL AROUND IRELAND.
King; and Qaeen Will Visit AH Prov
lnces of Emerald Isle.
LiOuor, juiy zu. une omciai - pro
gramme of thfi visit of King Edward and
Queen Alexanlra to Ireland shows that
It Is the Intention of the royal couple to
circumnavigate the island, set foot on all
four provinces and stop at the principal
towns of each. The festivities at Dublin
will continue until next Saturday, July
23, when their majesties will visit Lord
Londonderry at Mount Stewart.
To Shat Morgan Oat of the Canard
LIVERPOOL; July 19. The directors of
the Cunard Steamship line have called
a special meeting of the shareholders for
July 29, to corelder a change In the arti
cles of association with a- view to pre
venting foreigners from becoming di
rectors or principal officers of the com
pany. Other "provisions ..will insure that
the company iflll remain exclusively Brit
ish and also facrease the capital by the
creation of a new share worth $100 called
the "government share," which will be Is
sued only to a nominee or tne govern
Universal Reductions on All Articles
Clean-Up Sales in All Departments
J Songs from all the Operas
C!ean-up Sale of
Materials at Half-Price.
Sacrifice of all
Clean-up Sale of
Great Bargains In
THE SJiU COLLEGE,
It Dom a-Worlc the Great Unlvernlty
Cannot Do Student Gain by Per
sonal Contact With Teacher.
Henry Loomls Xelson In Boston Herald.
Willlamstown. Mass. What is worthy
of note, and what has been nated outside
of the newspapers, is the development of
,m11 nllacn Nowtioro than In Xew
England is this development more obvl-
oub. Here we have some excellent exam
ples. It would be safe to say that they
are the most obvious examples, for they
are grouped, are in contact, at least, and
are running together. It Is with no In
tention of making an invidious distinc
tion, or of suggesting that no other ex
amDles exist, that I call attention to the
stirring life at Amherst, Dartmouth, Bow-
doin and Williams. Among those wno are
concerned in college life there is much of
Interest going on here, as there Is at
Union, Hamilton and other colleges out
side New England.
In this movement, too, those who aro
not directly concerned in college manage
ment are not only Interested, but are
taking their part. The people who have
sons to send to college are answering
practically a problem which has been un
der consideration these many years, as
we measure time In the United States.
It Is unnecessary to say more of the
small colleges In general now growing in
some instances to be about as large as
Harvard was when President Eliot began
his distinguished career than that It Is
not altogether the small college of a gen
eration ago. In some few Instances, the
small college has had university ambi
tions, and more than one such Institu
tion, not materially changing Its academic
habiliments, has so stretched its .material
tody that it looks like a young giant In
baby clothes. There are a goodly number
which Insist, however, upon remaining
small colleges, and In these and In the
Idea which governs them, the public Is
growing more and more interested.
I have said that the small college in gen
eral is not altogether, the small college
of a generation ago. I mean by that
that It is richer in every way in which a
college can be rich; especially Is it richer
in opportunities tor scholastic work, richer
In faculties and in material, including
libraries, and yet it is not half rich
enough in money and in buildings. Rich
donors delect the already magnificent for
The small college utters no complaint of
this, but It sometimes questions whether
this preference Is always advantageous
to the soul and mind of the university. 1
This sorrowful doubt Is always most fre
quent when the million or so of gifts
loom so larger in the president's eye that,
for the moment, he Is blind to the spirit
ual and intellectual achievements of his
university. He boasts of wealth while ,
the rich fruits of his faculty arc forgot- i
ten In the very presence In which they ,
should be magnified
Aside from money gifts and it will
get these in time the small college has consequence or a movement to com
grown despite the prophecies of those who, pfete the educational system of the coun
a short time ago, doomed It to destruc- i try, and. to give greater significance to
tlon between the university and the high ! the B. A. degree. The student has his
school. The public has discovered that I older adviser at the small college, an
the university is for some and that the : amount of control and direction which
small college Is for some others; that i makes his free choice more intelligent, a
many American college boys, without firmer discipline than he can possibly have
guidance, without contact with the pro- in a large university, and, necessarily,
feasors of a faculty, are able to grow a closer contact with the Intellectual and
wilder than the proverbial colt, and when spiritual atmosphere of the Institution,
they take their B. A. degree to be even , The last generation has also seen a
more Ignorant of arts and letters than j great growth in the scholarly work done
when, fresh from masters, they entered at the small colleges, and this growth at
Into the freedom of the university as,
So the small collegee, recognizing its
field, has realized the fact that In the
last four years of his Journey to gradua
tion as a bachelor of arts, the student
must have a certain right to pick and
choose the studies -which are most Inter-
$1.75 and $1.50 Black
$1.50 and $1.25 Colored
18-cent White Pique
12 1-2c and 15c White Nain
sook 9 cts.
38c Linen Ginghams at
, 20 cts.
$1.00 Linen Wash Goods .
35c, 30c, 25c Wash Goods
50c, 60c, 65c Mercerized
Men's 50c Fancy
In the Book
eating- to him. It does not stop here, how- J
ever, as iopk the university, and tell the i
freshman that he may run wild In the ,
agricultural pasture, givine him the op
portunity of short cuts to a degree which j
circumvent the hills and make apparent
progress easy. It keeps hold of the col-
lege Idea of guidance and direction. In
deed, the university recognizes the value '
of this old-fashioned educational pater-1
nalism under which our great men of past j
generations grew up; it, therefore, pro-,
vides advisers who are usually, perhaps
always, graduate scholars, good men, but '
lacking the confidence of the students.
In the small college the professor, with ;
an elective of 20 to -10 men, can do for ,
each man what the professor, with an '
elective of 400 or 500. cannot do for any
one. So the college maintains the policy :
or guidance, not restraining as it used to
do. but still holding in with a firm hand ;
the vagaries of the students. It seeks
further to lay broad foundations for spe-
clal studies, and refrains from sharpen-,
lng minds at so youthful an age that .
sharpness becomes the leading trait of
character. ' ,
The practice of the. small college Is i
worthy of comment, principally because
it is becoming popular with those who
feed the colleges with pupils, and partly
because the growing strength of the small
college has apparently escaped the notice
of the usually well-informed newspaper,
just as, perhaps, they have not noticed
tho great growth of interest In intercol
legiate debating, the undue sacrifice of
scholarship fame to athletic prominence
having so blinded the eyes of the scribes
that not any of them can name a single
famous college debater. Tho growth of
popularity at Williams, for example. Is
shown by the fact that the present sopho
more class was a year ago the largest
which had ever entered, being somewhat
more than 135. That this was not ia sud
den and freakish increase Is shown by
the fact that the incoming freshman class
Is larger still. The applications for ad
mission enormously outnumbers those of
the year before, and those who have en
tered already, about 150, outnumber the
preceding class, the September examina
tions being yet to come.
This Is a proof of the growing popular
ity of the-small college, for It Is the be
lief at Williams that this increase in
numbers Is due to the insistence of the
authorities that Williams shall remain a
small college and shall maintain a cer
tain amount of control In the studies of
the men and their choice. To this end,
the group system has been adopted hero
asjt has elsewhere, the studies of fresh
man year are still required with some
option as to modern languages; but after
freshman year a modified elective sys
tem prevails. The student is led Into his
choice of a specialty. He Is required to
take at least two studies during his col
lege course In each of three groups, lit
erature, philosophy and science, and then
he takes a "master study,'1 or specializes,
during the time which remains.
Thus he discovers his bent by working
in all the departments, and cannot waste
his time by flitting here and there, with
the ultimate result, not only of falling
to get an education at all, or any general
training, but, of dissipating his intellectual
Hero we have the demonstration of the
growing popularity and the reason for it.
Thi3 increase of DODularitv Is not at the
! expense of the university; it Is, rather, i
wnuams, wnicn i snail take for my II
lustration, has been very great In the last
year. The new curriculum not only har
monizes the studies pursued, but the re
quired work,' and marks for graduation
have been greatly Increased and advanced.
It has long been a complaint both at uni
versities and colleges that the academic
of Silks at
year has been too short. A generation
ago the college year consisted of 33 weeksc
This lias fallen, by degrees, to 33 weeks,
and President Eliot and others have
grieved at this decrease in limiting time.
At this commencement the academic year
at Williams was increased to 38 weeks by
shortenlng the Christmas and Summer
The worst problem as to the future of
the small college seems to be in a fair
way of settlement. Williams Is not sin
gular, as I have tried to point out, but
the college is certainly typical, aa It has
been for more than 100 years. The best
of university educatora know that the
American small college Js doing its duty,
and Is filling Its destiny; and that It will
continue to turn out its due proportion of
the strong men of the country. Tho pub
lic has discovered what the educators
have long known, and the truth is begin
ning to have Its effect ujn the minds o.
tho generous men and women who sup
port and advance the cause of education
in this country. In the near future. It is
to be hoped, the material means of tho
small college will be made sufficient ta
equal Its requirements, to meet its op
portunities, and to carry out its rich
spiritual and Intellectual purposes.
THIS WILL HELP SOME.
Bob LncaH and Chick Houghton,
Xoted Thieves, Arrested.
Caught In the -act of picking the pock
ets of C. A. Alpln, Chich Houghton and
Bob Lucas were placed under arrest last
night. The officers believe they have two
of the thieves who have been causing so
The arrest was made at Rohses Park.
The two toughs had enticed their victim
away from the crowd. One of them hit
him In the eye with his fist and dazed him
so that he could not see who they were.
An officer, happening along at the time,
caught one of them with his hands in
the victim's pockets.
Houghton, and Lucas both have a bad
reputation In Portland and are known to
tho police as all-around thieves. Both have
served terms in tho County Jail on
charges of larceny.
Houghton Is now under sentence for
highway robbery. He was sentenced to
five years In tho penitentiary but man
aged to have the case appealed, and was
out on bonds.
The arrest last night was made hy offi
cers Stuart,. Conners and Tichenor.
American Foot-wear Sold Abroad.
Over 4,000.000 pair of boots and shoes havo
been exported In this fiscal year. Ten years
ago the value of boots and shoes ex
ported was $500,000; this year It Is $6,000,000.
One-third of this export went to England
and one-sixth to British Australasia, and
all of It was sold In competition with
Major Foster Thrown From Train.
PUEBLO, Colo., July 19. Major Foster,
of the United States Army, was thrown
from a Colorado Midland train at Colo
rado Springs tonight as the train was
rounding a curve and It Is thought he is
seriously Injured. He was standing on the
rear platform at the time the accident
happened. The Major was on his way to
Denver from the Philippine Islands to at
tend a court-martial.
One Lynching? Mob Cools Down.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn., July 13. MIsa,
Helen Olsen, who was murderously as
saulted in her home by a negro named
Jackson, is still alive tonight, but the doc
tors say she will die. Jackson, who was
captured Saturday night and taken to
the Glencoe Jail, made a complete con
fession of his crime. There was no pt.
cltement at Glencoe, and everything la
quiet at Montevideo.
Three Men Killed by a Train.
CINCINNATI, July 19. Louis and Will
iam Murr and two unidentified young men
were run down and killed by a passenger
tram near Avonaale today.