Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 28, 1905, Page 11, Image 11

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"hey Oppose a -Constitutional
Amendment of Local-Option Law is
Also Opposed i. H. Amos De
clares the ignorance of Leg
islators is .Appalling.
The Multnomah Prohibition Alliance
placed itself on record last nisht as un
alterably opposed to the proposed con
stitutional convention on the theory that
the movement is fathered by the liquor
interests for the purpose of doing away
with local option.
This sentiment was expressed in a reso
lution introduced by B. Leo Paget and
cithusiastically adopted by the members
cf the alliance and a number of local
cptionists who were present. The resolu
tion was addressed to the Oregon Legis
lature and copies of it were directed to
he sent to the President of the Senate
and Speaker of the House.
At the commencement of the meeting,
which was called for the purpose of nom
inating officers for tho ensuing year, L
H. Amos made a hitter attack on the
members of the Legislature, individually
and collectively.
4 1 have just returned from Salem, where
I watched the present session work and
talked with many of its members, and I
come back in favor of an absolute mon
archy. The Legislature is running the
people of Onegon. Instead of being our
servants its members are our masters.
I found the Legislators, to a man, ignor
ant of the local option law. "W. T. Muir,
who is chairman of the committee on re
vision of laws to which the Jayne amend
ment has hecn referred, admitted to me
that he had never read the original law.
nor tho amendment proposed by Mr.
Jayne. This, notwithstanding the fact
that the latter had been in his hands for
"It's enough to give a man paresis to
talk to the members of that body. Their
ignorance is positively appalling."
Other addresses on the Jayne .amend
ment and tho proposed new constitution
were made by B. Lee Paget, P. McKcr
cher, John F. Carroll and, in fact, almost
every member present expressed himself
on the subject. There was complete unan
imity of sentiment, and it was decided tS
make a determined fight against any
measure which threatened to mitigate
against the -workings of the local option
Tho meeting was presided over by F.
McKerchcr. and before adjournment the
following nominations for officers were
made pending their election at tho next
meeting on February 14: President, F.
McKcrcher: first vice-president, R. R.
Steele; second vice-president, T. S. Mc
Danlel; third lice-president. Dr. J. J.
"Wiggins; secretary, E. P. Northrup. and
treasurer, B. Lee Paget.
What tha Press Agents Say.
Last Performance of 'The Dictator"
at the Marquam.
This afternoon at 2:15 o'clock the last
performance of William Collier in "The
Dictator" will be given at the Marquam
Grand Theater. This is the best comedy
Mr. Collier has ever brought to tho Coast
and. presented as It Is by an excellent
company, sets a pace that future farces
will have hard work to equal. There will
not bo a performance Saturday night.
Matinee Today at the Columbia.
At tho matinee this afternoon James
Keane and the Columbia Stock Com
pany will play "The Crime of Dubosq."
which will be of special interest to ladies
and children, being filled with beautiful
scenery, romantic situations and much
thrilling action. The play has done a
splendid business nil week and created a
lasting Impression on tho minds of Co
lumbia patrons. Tonight will be the last
Matinee of "Nettie" Today.
"Nettie, tho Ncwsgirl,'' can bo seen at
the matinee today at the Empire Theater
and tonight for the last time. Truly har
monious in its construction, pathetic, lov
able and humorous, appealing in detail to
all alike, the young, tho old, the grave,
the careless, those who joy or weep, all
who have witnessed this drama will have
felt a mighty influence from a mighty
All Ready for "The Darling of the
Gods" at the Grand.
Tho war botween Japan, and Russia,
which Just now seems to be going all in
favor of the Mikado's empire, has served
to awaken acute interest in anything and
everything Japanese. It is natural to
suppose, therefore, that an unusual wel
come awaits the arrival of Miss Blanche
Bates at the Grand Theater Monday,
January 30, when this great artiste, sup
ported by tho Bolasco company, from the
Belasco Theater, New York, will present
for the first time here a drama of old
Japan, entitled "Tho Darling of the
This is tho first Japanese play to bo
produced in New York, where it ran for
two seasons at tho Belasco Theater. It
is a story of old Japan, full of poetry, ac
tion and sentiment, and the Japanese
atmosphero Is not rudely dispelled by the
introduction of characters in modern
dress. The star of tho organization is
Miss Blanche Bates, who, in the role of
the Princess Yo-San, daughter of tho
mignty Prince of Tosan. has given to tho
theatrical world one of the greatest im
personations ever known. The companv
which will be seen here in "Tho Darling
of the Gods" is one of poculiar excellence.
Including Bugenc Ormonde, Albert Bru
nt ns, , George TVessells, Thomas J. Mc
Grane. Rankin Duvall. "Wostropp Saun
ders. E. P. Wilkes. Joseph Tuohy. Mrs.
F. M. Bates. Ada Lewis. Leslie Preston.
Mabel Wood. Lulu Klein, Madge West,
with a number of additional minor char
"Moths of Society."
Howard Gould, the new loading man.
tvill open his engagement with the Colum
bia Stock Company tomorrow afternoon
In a splendid production of Oulda's bril
liant society drama of high life In for
eign countries. "Moths of Society." The
usual painstaking effort on th part of
the Columbia management to secure ster
ling attractions only for its army of pat
rons is again In evidence. "Moths of So
ciety," adapted, like "Under Two Flags."
from one of Oulda's famous novels, will
hold tho boards all next week. The play
offers splendid opportunities for the la
dies to wear elegant costumes, and it is
announced that "Moths of Society" will
-be. without exception, the richest-gowned
uroduction ever offered on tho Columbia
stage; in fact, win equal any other that
has yet been given on any Portland stage.
"The Moonshiners."
"The Moonshiners" -will be the opening
play at the Empire Theater of the Noble
Stock Company tomorrow matinee and
will run until Thursday night of next
week. There are so many plays on the
road that style themselves dramas that
It is really refreshing whon one of ex
ceptional merit presents itself. In "The
Moonshiners" Is promised a play that,
stands in the latter class. It Is -full of
pathos, comedy, and sensation artistically
Interwoven. For heart throbs and smiles
there has never been a play more clev
erly written. The lines are bright, the
comedy sparkling and the situations ex
citing and novel. "For Love and Honor"
will be presented the remainder of the
"The Silver Slipper."
John C. Fishers' b!g musical comedy
success. "The Silver Slipper," will be tho
attraction at the Marquam Grand The
ater next Friday and Saturday nights,
February 3-4, with a special matinee Sat
urday. Lewis Morrison in "Faust."
Seats are now selling for Lewis Morri
son, who comes to the Marquam Grand
Theater next Tuesday and Wednesday
nights in his famous play. "Faust."
Birthday of Great Voet Fittlajr
Jy Observed by Natives of Scot
land. He'll ha'o misfortunes great an' ema.
But aye a heart aboon them a';
He'll be a credit tae us a'.
We'll a' be jirood o' Robin.
SO SANG the Immortal Bobbie Burns,
Scotland's greatest poet, who was
born in a thatched cottage near the "lang
toon o' Ayr." January 25, 1759, and last
night It seemed as if all that part of
Scotland which is located in Portland
and surrounding country Journeyed to the
Arlon Hall, to help Clan Macleay, No. 122,
of the Order of Scottish Clans, pay ho
mage to Burns' memory.
Tho red lion flag of the land o
cakes adorned the east balcony, while
British flags lent their presence from
several points of view, and on the plat
form American and British colors were
appropriately entwined together. The
hall, whioh was crowded with people,
was decorated with potted plants and
flowers. True, Burns' anniversary oc
curred last Wednesday, but It was con
sidered more convenient to celebrate
the event at the latter end of the week.
Anyway, it was Burns' .night, and the
spell of the great prophet of the uni
versal brotherhood of man -was cast
over alL The evening was one of song
and dance. Chief Alexander G. Brown
was chairman, and was supported by
Past Chief IC K. Baxter, royal deputy
for Oregon, Alexander Gavin and James
Laidlaw. British Consul at this port.
Chief Brown, who hud a feather In his
cap, made a pleasing speech that was
clear cut and to the point, assuming
that most Scots already know nearly
everything worth knowing about
Burns' life.
It was evident from the start that the
audience was In an encoring mood, for
they insisted on a repetition of every
number excepting the speeches. The pro
gramme was a skillfully arranged one,
and the accompanlsf was Miss Leonora
Fisher, who was the hardest-worked per
son on the platform. All the singers were
in good voice. Three of them are well
known here Mrs. Rose Block Bauer, Mrs.
Walter Reed and Dom J. Zan. The
stranger, to the Scots, was Leon M.
Jones. He has a good tenor voice, but It
Is hardly strong enough to do justice to
such a warlike selection as "Scots Wha
Hac." Ho succeeded better In "Afton
Water," which he sang with fine feel
ing. His voice shows promise. Mrs.
Bauer. Mrs. Reed and Mr. Zan are well
known here as concert singers, and
suffice It to say that they very credit
ably mastered the Scotch accent, and
sang tho songs allotted to thorn welL
Mrs. Bauer's best number, for charm
ing expression, was "Twas Within a
Mile. Her other encore was stolon
Wings," by Willoby. Mrs. Reed's en
cores: "O' Whistle an' I'll Come Tae
Ye," "Shoggy Shoo" and "Annie Law
rle." Mr. Zan'a encorbs: "Klnc Duncan"
and "Gypsy John." Thc quartet sang
well together. their encoro being:
"Bonnie Dundee." The dancers wero
also well received. Dr. J. Whltcomb
Brougher, of the First Baptist Church,
was the speaker of the c"ening and ho
lauded Burns love of humanity, say
ing that Burns stood for character and
not circumstnnce. Dr. Brougher also
told of his recent trip to Scotland, and
related three amusing Scotch stories
that pleased his audience. Dancing, in
cluding the Highland scottlsche and
Scotch reel, and Jamie Moon's bagpipe
selections were popular features of tho
aftor entertainment. Parsons' Orchestra
supplied dance music
Tho committee on arrangements
John A. Patterson. James Cormack, IC
K. Baxter, A. C Rac, A. G. Brown, A.
G. RIddell. J. L. Carswcll and P. S. H.
Stevenson. Floor committee: A. W.
Hutcheon, John Bowie, James Shearer,
T. B. Spence.
Marquam Building Charged With the
Subtle Fluid From Defective Wiring
THE sifting rain drops battled with
the drifting wind as it hurled them
against the corner of the Oregon
Savings Bank In the Marquam building.
Willie Collier battled with both wind and
rain as he rounded the slippery pavement
and started to tho theator to become tho
ornament for tho spotlight In "Tho Dic
tator." Tho rain and the wind wero moral
sprites and apparently akin to the blue
laws, for both beat against the unlucky
"By tho" he commenced, trying to re
member a fitting quotation. The wind
filled his mouth and the rain smote hard
In his eyes, ire staggered and put out his
hand against a brass sign in the doorway
of the bank. "Holy snakes." he finished
in an elevated tenor key as h snatched
Lhls hand away to the accompaniment of
feminine laughter floating through the
"window above him. 1
"Darn," muttered the actor, gazing
hard at the innocont-looking sign.
"Wliat in the dickens makes It feel like
A woman camo through tho drizzle,
surrounded with a rustle of silk and a
panting, blanketed lapdog. She -daintily
gathered her skirts about her and started
to ascond the bank steps. Willie turned
his head tho other way and gazed far,
far up tho street-
"Kl YI" shrilled a very surprised ca
nine soprano as a ball of white hair and
red blanket hurtled against the legs of
the actor.
"Epileptic," murmured Mr. Collier, sym
pathetically. "Poor dog. Must havo lived
a fast life when a puppy." The lady
broke in on the soliloquy.
"Willie." she expostulated, "what on
earth are you doing? Come here at onco
and behave yourself."
The actor paused, but the littlo bundle
marched obediently up to the steps and
planted both forefeet on the first slab of
Iron. ,
Then camp a surprised bowl and a bun
dle of red blanket ped up the street, pro
pelled by a pair of twinkling white legs.
Supposed to Have Been Thrown
Against Rail by Swirl of Rap-Idly-Passing
Mrs. EJeonora W. E. Batter, wife of
Frank Battor. foreman of the Government
moorings at linn ton, was kilted yester
day afternoon shortly after 4 o'clock, sup
posedly by Northern Pacific. No. 7, within
sight of her home at LInnton. Just how
Mrs. Batter met her death may always
remain a mystery- It was evident" that
she was not struck by the train, for
beyond a deep scalp wound in the back
of tho head no bones were broken, nor
was the body mutilated. Deputy Coroner
A. L. Flndley was notified cf the death
of Mrs. Batter, and after viewing the
remains he had the body brought to Port
land. Mr. Batter and his wife lived In a neat
little cottage near the moorings. Yes
terday afternoon, -while he was busy at
tending to aome work, be noticed his wife,
with a bucket in her hand, leave for the
house of a neighbor, a short distance
away, for the purpose of getting some
milk. Just a few minutes before the ar
rival of the Northern Pacific train, which
passes through LInnton about 437. He
also saw her returning. She was within
a couple of hundred yards of him when
he heard the train pass, but thought
nothing of it until he recalled that his
wife bad had plenty of time to have
reached Mm. Fearing eomething wrong,
he first went to the house, and not find
ing ber there, started to walk up the
track. He had gone but a short distance
when he found the body of his wife, lying
alongside of the railroad track, dead.
As near as can be learned Mrs. Batter
was walking along the tracks toward
her home when caught In a deep cut. She
had evidently bad time to get off the
track, so as to avoid the train, but as the
engine swept on she was caught in the
whirling eddy which follows in the wake
and hurled about with such -violence that
it caused her death. Train No. 7, the one
which killed Mrs. Batter, passed this
point at a terrific rate of speed. Engineer
W. S. Kayler. who was In charge of the
train, stated to the Coroner that he did
not sec a woman at the point where Mrs.
Batter's body was found, nor had he seen
any person alongside of the track.
Mr. and Mrs. Batter were married two
years ago. Her parents live at Nestucca
Bay. They will be notified, but funeral
arrangements win I not bo made jjntll
word Is received from them.
Pneumatic Tubes Help Postoffice In
Big Cities.
"f. W. -Valine, assistant superintendent
of the railway mail service, with head
quarters In Portland, returned to the city
yesterday after an absence of two months
In the East.
Mr. "Vallle Is one of three members of
the commission appointed under an act
of Congress to make an investigation and
report as to the needs and practicability
of extending the pneumatic-tube mail
service, either in cities where the service
is now under contract or in such other
cities as may hereafter be assigned them.
Mr. Vallle reported In Washington for
duty on this commission about the mid
dle "of November, and lias since that time
visited, with the other members of tho
commission. New York, Brooklyn, Phila
delphia, Boston. Chicago and Pittsburg.
In speaking of his trip and tho work of
the commission. Mr. Vallle said:
"The purpose of this commission is not
only to Investigate the pneumatic-tube
services now in existenco and report upon
their practicability, but to visit those
cities that have made application for this
service and report upon the Justification
of the installation of services.
"At present the pneumatic-tube servico
Is In operation in New York, Brooklyn,
Boston, Philadelphia and St. Louis. "We
Inspected all of these services with the
exception of that in St. Louis, and had
visited Pittsburg for the purpose of re
porting upon tho practicability of a serv
ice in that city, when one of our mem
bers, J. M. Masten, assistant superin
tendent of the railway mail service, was
ordered to Europe on foreign mail busi
ness. This necessitated our postponing
our investigation temporarily, but wc will
take It up again immediately upon his- re
turn, which I think will be towards the
latter end of Fobruary.
"From the examinations wo havo made
I am thoroughly In favor of this mode
of rapid city mail service. Of course it
Is only of great advantage in largo cities,
where tho streets are congested and sur
face travel Is slow. But it is now past
tho experimental stage and cannot be con
sidered a luxury, but a necessity, although
it is expensive.
"One demonstration of Its service came
under our notice In Chicago in the early
part of January. On that day Chicago
experienced a bad storm, which covered
the streets with ice and made wagon
traffic extremely difficult. The postofllco
was blocked with mail and, towards
evening. It was impossible to get even one
wagon to take care of the outgoing mat
ter. It was then that tho pneumatic-tube
service thoroughly demonstrated Its use
fulness. From the central station to the
depot a pneumatic-tube carrier is sup
"Foolish dog," commented the actor,
following the fleeting bundle with his
eyes. "Should havo minded." He paused
uncertainly under an awning.
A Chinaman came out of the bank,
armed with a bucket of water ,a bottlo
of brass polish and a bundle of rags. He
planted himself on the Iron steps and
reached up with his hand.
"Ping tl, TJroa mucka fan tung; whas
a malla gosh!" he yelled, scurrying down
tho steps and out into the street, while
his queue arched up from his head like
tho tail of a flea-bitten calf. "Wha's a
malla: him -stllnir nnmn hits viic- mn
no workee devil shop." And tho Celestial
worsniper or unknown things loft his
bucket on the step and fled up the street
In the tracks of tho tiny dog.
Then the man In the bank came out
and explained to the actor on the side
walk. He said the building was charged.
Collier thought that was a very appro
priate way for a bank to do.
"Electricity." explained the banker.
"I thought you meant interest." apolo
gized Mr. Collier, much relieved. "I know
it was a hard thing to go up against, but
it never felt that way to me before."
Then the story came out. Down In the
oascmentoi tne .Marquam building Is an
old wooden switchboard, snd umn thic
In some way the wires have gotten out
of order until they have become ground
ed upon the walls or piping of the big
office building. Everything in the entire
half block has bwn phnrpcd fnr tho nn.f
two weeks, but only In tho last few days
has it become so noticeable. Experts were
sent for and have succeeded in corralling
the truant lightning In the Knights of
Pythias hall, but little streaks escape and
make life miserable for the unwary. It
Is an uncertain thing to turn out the
electric lights and worse to try to tam
per with the steam Heat.
The frolllcking electricity. In bunches
of from 24 to 104 volts, lurks In corners
least expected, waiting to surprise the
An effort will be made to remedy the de
fect, and if that Is not possible, the base
ment will be rewired anc the cause of th
trouble confined to service and hindered
from playing any further pranks.
posed to take 15 seconds for tho run. JDn
that evening 7SO carriers, containing on
an average of 400 letters each, wero sent
through the tube in less than 60 minutes,
tne trip of the carrier requiring less than
five seconds. It would have been Impos
sible to have handled this mall had it
been required to place dependence on sur
face travel.
"In New York and Philadelphia the
services have not yet-been completed as
contracted for, but it has been demon
strated that tho latest Innovation In mall
matters is of the utmost advantage in
large cities. Its cost precludes the estab
lishment of the service in small cities,
where surface traffic Is not interfered with
to any great extent, but while we are on
this inspection tour we shall visit all
cities that have made application for its
" e shall visit San Francisco and while
on the Coast will undoubtedly look over
other Coast cities, including Portland."
State Societies Meet as Guests of Ohio
night at the Knights of Pythias Hall, in
the Marauam bulldlnir nnH ontprt nlno
members of the Michigan. Minnesota, Ne
braska. Illinois. Pennsylvania and Mis
souri societies.
"The common mimnsn of th t7ipptlni
was the exploitation of the Lewis and
LiarK tiir, and every member came with
the determination to do his share In
adontinc and warkinsr out some nlnn.
which would bring many more of the old
friends In the homo states out to the
Coast to visit the Exposition during the
Judge William M. Cake, president of
the Ohio Society, directed the entertain
ment of the evening and took the lead In
the discussion.
Arthur LangguUi. president of the
Michigan Society, pledged himself and
his fellow society members to the work
of exploitation.
W. T. Vaughn, president ofMhe Illi
nois Society, followed Mr. Langguth In
telling of his good will and future efforts.
John Manning, who wields the gavel
for the Nebraskans, also had a few
words to say as to what his state and
her children would do for the Fair.
B. S. Pague, vice-president of the
Pennsylvania Society, and Isaac Staples,
president of the Michigan Society, also
outlined what their plans were, and ex
pressed themselves confident that the
efforts of the combined membership of
all the societies would be able to draw
thousands of visitors to the Fair who
would not otherwise have come, and that
through them better care would be taken
of those who had Intended- to visit the
Coast in the first instance.
The prepared programme of the even
ing follows: Baritone solo, "The Storm
Fiend," Dr. Keefer; contralto solo, "O
Dry Those Tears" (Del Rlego). Miss
ConVers; violin solo, "Ave Maria"
(Berceuse). Miss Barker; reading. Mrs. J.
Allen Leas; soprano solo, "In Thy Blue
Eyes" (Bohm), Miss Ethel Lytic A de
lightful luncheon was served after the
completion of the programme.
(Continued from Page 1.)
Islature of the State of Washington: I
can say frankly there is no man In the
state who is more satisfied with the se
lection that has been made than I am.
No man can be prouder of it. unless It is
Mr. Piles himself. 1 feel that we have
united the Republican party; that all tho
great questions that have been before this
stato for the last two or three years in
the agreement that exists havo been prop
erly taken care of.
"AH my friends are satisfied with the
result, and I think we have done more
to unite the Republican party 'and create
harmony among that party than any other
thing that has over been done, and hope
It will continue so. And I am proud to
say that at my time of life I have had
the pleasure of sending a young man to
the United States Senate who, I hope,
will romain there a great many years.
"Thanking you, gentlemen, very much
for what you have dono for me, and par
ticularly the delegation that stood with
me 2S as true men as ever came to
getherand when I told them last eve
ning I had concluded to resign In favor
of Mr. Piles, every gentleman, while very
sorry it had occurred, stood up and said
my wish should bo respected. I thank
Defeated Men Are Invisible.
An effort was made to find John I
Wilson and Senator Foster, but neither of
them was available, and after the conclu
slon of Sweeny's remarks, the joint ses
slon adjourned sine die.
Immediately thereafter tho Houso ad
journed until IP. M. Monday. Nearly all
the members of tho Legislature departed
for Seattle and Tacoma on the afternoon
train. An effort was made to secure a
Piles special for Seattle, but tho time was
so short that they were unable to secure
the equipment and wero obliged to get
along with a few extra coaches on the
regular train. E. W. W.
Good Word for the Retiring Member
From Washington.
ington, Jan. 27. Commenting on the action
of the Washington Legislature today. Sen
ator Ankeny said:
"Tho only information I have on the
subject of the election of a successor to
Senator Foster Is a brief dispatch to the
effect that Mr. Piles is elected. I can say,
however, that Mr. Piles is a very ex
cellent lawyer and a very good man, and
I have no question that he will make the
State of Washington a splendid Senator.
I have known him intimately a number
of years andNestccm him very highly.
'It Is only just for mo to say of my re
tiring colleague that he has wodced faith
fully and well for tho best interests of
his state and has never been found want
ing in the dlschargo of his official duties.
He has done much for the State of Wash
ington in the last six years, which must
redound to his credit."
Plies Is Nearly Torn to Pieces by Ex
cited Cheering Mob.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 27. (Special.)
Senator-elect Sam H. Piles was given a
reception upon his return tonight that
was characteristic of Seattle. When the
news of bis election reached the city this
afternoon a band was loaded on a street
car and sent all over town.
A banner on which was painted a sign
In dripping red called on the people to
gather at the depot They responded to
the call to the number of thousands, and
ha train from Olympla rammed Its way
through a densely packed throng of
cheering men and women, while a squad
of police bucked and charged like a lot of
football men in an effort to preserve a
semblance of order.
Ex-Governor John H, McGraw was the
first familiar face the crowd saw. He
was cheered like the champion gladiator
returning from the arena. He kept point
ihg back to tho last car, smiling until all
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his teeth were in view, while his bald
pate was shining like a mackerel in the
sun, under the glare of the electric lights.
The crowd took the cue and surged
toward tha rear of the train. When Mr.
Piles appeared he was grabbed by a
dozen pairs of hands and was literally
dragged to the platform. The squad of
police tried to form a square to protect
the new Senator, but the bluecoats were
brushed aside and Mr. Piles was half
carried to the carriage. He stood bare
headed under an electric light and tried
to tell how much he appreciated the dem
onstration, but every time he stopped for
breath the cheering broke out afresh.
Finally his voice rang out above the din
to say:
"Allow me to introduce Charles Sweeny,
that prince of princes, who elected me to
the United States Senate."
Mr. Sweeny got up In a carriage and
waved a slouch hat at the crowd, but his
voice was drowned in the cheers that
rumbled and roared under the old shed
that serves Seattle for a union depot.
Mr. Piles finally made his escape on the
plea that he was tired nearly to death,
but his carriage was followed by a
howling mob of men who under ordinary
circumstances are reputable citizens. To
morrow night a reception will be given
Mr. Piles at the Rainier Club and a
public ratification meeting is planned for
next week.
Fifty Thousand Dollars' Vorth of
Precious Metal.-
New York Press.
The most costly dinner of its size ever
given in Now York was that of i-r. and
Irs. J. H. Hanan at the HoteLSt. Regis,
xhlrty-six guests sat down to tho great
horseshoe table, and everything that they
Late or drank was from gold plate. Tho
entire secona noor was usea ior uie occa
sion, and the dinner was served In the
marble room.
The magnificent $50,000 gold service of
the hotel, about which so much has been
written, was In actual use for the first
time. Mr. Hanan having stipulated several
months ago that the gold service should
bo reserved for this entertainment. Every
thing of tilts service is golden plates,
knives and forks, comports and cande
labra; even the glasses used were deco
rated with the precious metal.
Mrs." Hanan, who Is an extremely hand
some woman, received In the small blue
and white reception-room. She was
gowned In pearl-colored polnte de Venise
and wore some superb pearl ornaments,
Including a pearl collar ami necklace.
The marble banquet-room presented a
charming picture as the guests entered.
Tho table was built after tho style of
Louis XV, and was in tho shape of an
elongated horseshoe. The guests sat
around tho outside of the table, and the
decorations, of yellow and white 'jonquils
and roses, wero arranged along the inner
edge. More than 1000 Marechal Nell roses
and other yellow blossoms were on the
table and In every nook.
The souvenirs were very costly. At each
plate was a bouquet of gardenias. Each
man present received a boutonniere vase
of gold and each woman a small gold
The Hanans recently completed a new
home at 23 East Flftyfirst street. They
had intended to open It with a big dinner,
but when the time came for making out a
list of guests It was found that an affair
of any size could not be given in thi
It was indignantly denied that the date
of the great dinner has anything to do
with the seventh anniversary of the suit
for $105,000 worth of presents brought by
Mr. Hanan against Mrs. Hanan when she
was Mrs. James H. Thompson.
America's Little White Slaves.
Field and Stream.
Good specimens of "humanity, good
specimens of the genus homo, do not
grow In mines. In dungeons, in prisons
or in treadmills. As the child is physic
ally so is the man. The hope of England
is in her colonies. The hope of America
is in her countryfolk. The hope of Ameri
can children is In the outdoor air. Surely
If any in the world are entitled to unre
strained hours of light and life and sun
shine, it is the littlo children. Therein
lien the hope of the country.
And yet one-fifth of all the children of
the United States between the ages of
10 and 15 are at work. There are 2,000,000
little children working for wages In
America today. They are la tho coal
mines of Pennsylvania, the mills of New
England, the factories of New Jersey,
the cotton mills of the South owned by
Northern capital. They do not see the
green grass, the blue sky, at the very
time of Uffr when those things havo their
chiefest virtue in the foundation of physi
cal health and vigor. They are slaves,
and such pitiful slaves, little white
American slaves. They do not know the
forests, the fields, the waters.
As a nation, we will pay the price for
thl3. for all slave labor exacts an ex
orbitant price at one time or another. At
the present, child labor does Its littlo
best at swelling the enormous totals of
American Industrial figures. These little
children, who ought to be paddling in the
water, or running through tho woods,
help give us what we call our commercial
supremacy. This is but for a time. ThU
state of affairs will presently undermine
that supremacy which now" we claim.
Tho sort of Americanism which we have
today does not seem to us sane from any
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