Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 20, 1905, Page 7, Image 7

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Managing Editor Main C3S
Bunder Editor Main 6233
City Editor ...Mala 1C
Society Editor .'. Main 6233
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Superintendent Bulldln? Be 2S
Et Side OZSice Eat. 61
Tbe Oregonlan Trill pay 510 reward for
the arrest and conrlctlon of any one caught
stealing The Oregonlan from the door of
Its subscriber.
COLUMBIA THEATER (14th and "Washing
ton) Evening at 8. "Tbelma."
EMPIRE THEATER (12th and Morrison)
Evening at 8:15. 'The Moonshiner's Daugh
ter." STAR THEATER (Park and Washington)
Continuous Vaudeville. 2:30. 7:30 and 0
P. M.
GRAND THEATER (Park and Washington)
Continuous vaudeville. 2:30 to 10:30 P. M.
street, bet. 6th and 7tn) Matinee 4 P. M..
evening 8 P. M-, Eroeet Thompson Seton.
Domestic Science School Bust. The
School of Domestic Science presents a
bustling scene these days, many of the
classes being quite full, and all deeply
interested in their work. Miss Tingle's
merry laugh, her strong personality and
her clear explanations make her lessons
very attractive. Class records are kept.
"My biscuits got the highest mark, and I
never made any before," said one lady.
A steady stream of visitors when class
time is over shows how deep is the in
terest In this much-needed science. A re
quest bos come for three lessonB on the
art of soup-making, and Miss Tingle will
be glad to arrange a day for such a
course. The preparing of various kinds of
stock, the adapting it to different soups,
also the clarifying of bouillon for com
pany or invalids.
Chinese Leave for Canneries. The
danger of a tong war in Chinatown has
passed, lor all of the warriors are leav
ing for other fields, and the foreign city
on Second street will In a short time be
a deserted'-illage to a greater or less ex
tent. This is the season of- the year when
the canneries of Alaska call for the Chi
nese workman, and yesterday afternoon
wagonload after wagonload of baggage
was hauled to the docks and depot for
shipment, while more than 350 of the resl
dents of Chinatown took passage for the
canneries scattered along the Northern
Coast. For this reason the rookeries over
which floats the yellow dragon will be
quiet for the next few weeks, and the
chatter of the throng will become the
murmur of the minority until the fishing
reason has passed.
"Want Triangle Dedicated. At the
northeast corner of Powell and Mllwau
We streets, Brooklyn, Is a triangular piece
cut off from the city's tract, through
which the street-car passes. Powell street
Is being improved on the south, side, and
Mlrwaukle street has been repaired on the
west side. No disposition has been made
of the peculiarly shaped piece. It is of
no value, except for street purposes, and
If allowed to remain as it Is at present.
It will be the dumping ground for the
surroundings. A petition has been circu
lated asking that the piece be dedicated
lor street purposes. It is desired to place
a fountain on the corner of Powell and
Mlrwaukle streets, in the center of this
Saloons Found Open. Fritz place, on
Burnside street, and The "Wigwam, on
Fifth and Main, are tinder the ban for
having remained open on Saturday night
after 1 o'clock, the hour prescribed for
the closing of such places. Police Ser
geants Slover and Taylor discovered the
violations of the ordinance and reported
them to the Central Station. The matter
will be reported to Chief Hunt, and war
rants will undoubtedly be Issued for the
proprietors of tho saloons today, when
Vhey will "be- "brought before the Municipal
Court to teir Judge Hogue how it hap
pened that they did not observe the law.
nerals of Christian L. Scherer, veleran of
the Civil "War and member of Sumner
Post 21, G. A. B., took place yesterday
from his late home, -355 East Tamhill
street, and the Interment was in Lone Fir
Cemetery. Sumner Post had charge at
the grave. Mr. Scherer was 70 years old.
Also the funeral of Michael 1 Crane, an
old soldier and member of Lincoln-Garfield
Post, was held yesterday afternoon,
and the interment was in Lone Fir Cem
etery with appropriate services. He was
61 years old.
Dangerous ' Intersection. Patrolman
J. J. Murphy last evening reported the in
tersection of East Morrison and Bast
"Water streets, at the east end of Morri
son bridge, in a dangerous condition. He
said that the street repair man wanted
him to hunt some nails with 'which to
temporarily repair the intersection, but
that he did not have time or orders to
hunt for nails. The O. TV. P. is filling
East "Water street at present, and the
whole street is in a demoralized condition,
but this intersection Is specially in a bad
Cars to Go Over Steel Bridge. "While
repairs are being made to tbe Burnside
bridge, the bridge will be closed to all
traffic, and street cars will be sent over
the Steel Bridge. A curved connection
has been made at the Intersection of
Vnion and Holladay avenues for cars on
the "Union-avenue branches. A transfer
car will be run between East Burnside
street and Holladay avenue on Union ave
nue, to form a connecting link for the
East Side lines. Teams and pedestrians
will have to -use the other bridges.
Funeral op a Musician. The funeral
of Alec Glenn, a well-known musical
leader, who died suddenly at Astoria, took
place yesterday afternoon from F. S.
Dunnlngs undertaking chapel. Portland
Musical Union furnished a band, which
played the dirge at the services in the
chapel and at the grave. Rev. George B.
Van Waters. D. D., conducted the serv
ices in the chapel, and the Knights and
Ladles of Security had charge at the
cemotory, giving the rites of that order.
Died in Idaho. Tho funeral of Mrs.
Christina "Wakefield, who died at Idaho
Falls, Idaho, was held yesterday after
noon from the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ludwig Yost. 321 Beach street,
at 1:30 o'clock, and also from the Seventh
Day Adventist Church, East Eleventh and
Everett streets, at 2 P. M. Interment
took place in Lone Fir Cometery. Mrs.
"Wakefield was the wife of C. Guy "Wake
field, and was 25 years old.
Ernest THOairsoN Seton this after
noon, at 4, and again at 8 tonight, at the
Marquam Grand. Both of these lectures
will really be entertainments, as they will
be profusely illustrated with original
stereoptlcon slides of wild animals in their
native haunts. Admission to the matinee.
25c to every one. Evening lecture, 50c.
75c and $1. f
Farmers' Telephone Line. A. Mlenlg.
of Sandy, who "has been working on a
farmers' line to connect about 15 farmers
in that neighborhood with a central at
Sandy, hopes to have the line built early
this Spring. The route has been selected.
a.rnest Thompson Seton, at the Mar
quam Grand, at 4 o'clock this afternoon
and S o'clock tonight. Both of these lec
tures will bo profusely illustrated with
stereoptlcon views of wild animals in
their native life.
Steamer "Nome City' for San Fran
cisco direct, sails from Couch-St. Dock
Monday. March 20. at 6 P. M. Fare. $12.00
cabin. 5S.O0 second class, meals and berth
Included. F. P. Baumgartner, agent.
Main SSL
S3. Roanoke (2400 tons) sails for San
Francisco. Los Angeles, Coos Bay and
Eureka Tuesday. March 21. 7 P. M.. from
Columbia Dock No. 1. Ticket, office. 251
Washington street. Harry Young, agent.
The .Calumet Restaurant. 143 Seventh.
line luncheon. 5c; Cloncr. 50c
t)z. Brown, eje and ear. Tho Slarquam.
Pkepasxxo Educational Exhibits.
The schools or Mount Tabor district No.
a are engaged In the, preparation of an
eaucauonai exmoii mat win oe a croait
to that district. Professor E. G. Adams,
the principal, is having the pupils of the
Seventh grade prepare an illustrated ac
count of Evangeline, pictures having been
obtained for the Illustrations. It will be
something unique and sure to -attract at
tention. Also relief maps and Illustrated
accounts of Portland docks are "being pre
Elegant new steamer Northland sails
for San Francisco Monday evening. Cabin.
512.00; steerage. 58.00. Meals and berth in
cluded. C. H. Thompson, agt., 32S 3d St,
Concert by T. M. C. A. Glee Ciub Tues
day night, assisted by Miss Ruth Eddlngs
and Mr. George Lester Paul, 25c and 25c
Best dry 4-ft fir wood, $3.75 per cord;
sawed, 34.25. Hoover, 313 "Water street.
Phone Main 4596.
Ernebt Thompson Seton this afternoon
at 4 o'clock and tonight at 8 at thb Mar
quam Grand.
Chapman Revivalists Will Invade the
"Red Light" District.
"When the Chapman revivals begin In
the various churches up town the North
End wiQ not be forgotten. At noon and
each evening special services will be held
at the People's Institute, Fourth and
Burnside, and according to the Idea of
the committee having tho meetings in
charge the plan adopted In all tbe other
cities visited by Dr. Chapman will be pur
sued. The services at the Institute will
be conducted by Rev. J. E. Snyder, and
after the meetings have adjourned in the
larger churches several of the revivalists
will meet with as many Christian people
as caro to go for a grand rally through
the "red-light" district. A band of music
will lead the procession, followed by auto
mobiles conveying evangelists and sing
ers, and behind thcee will march the
faithful. Saloons, dancehalls and other
places where vice is tolerated will be en
tered and those present urged to accom
pany tbe crowd to a great midnight mass
meeting to be held in the open air, if the
weather will permit.
Rev. C. T. Sohaeffer, "the boys' evan
gelist," told of the plans of Dr. Chapman
and his coworkers in an interesting talk
last night at the First Presbyterian
Church, entitled "From Atlanta to the.
He reviewed the work of Dr. Chapman
from the first of the great revival ser
vices, held at Atlanta many months ago.
through New York State, then to Colo
rado Springs, Pueblo. Denver, Los Ange
les. Redlands. Oakland. Cal.. and finally
to Portland. He said that In many of the
places visited, during the last week of the
meetings a special day was eet apart as
"a day of prayer," during certain hours
of which all business-houses were closed
and the people attended the services. This
will be done in Portland, and the visits to
the slums will be a regular feature of the
work. Tho evangelists will take turns in
leading the local church workers into tho
dens of vice after the conclusion of the
regular services. At 10 o'clock at night
the procession will start, and after tbe
evening's campaign a great midnight
meeting will be held right in the district.
Stranger Relieved of His Money, and
Barely Escapes With Apparel.
Peter Lent is minus tho $3 though he
recovered the pants. Peter is a stranger
in the city; If he had not been he would
have searched .for a room in another dis
trict. As It was he fell in with thieves.
Later he fell in with the police, who
bundled him into the station, where he
tumbled into the bed he has been looking
for and sank Into slumber which it took
hours to wear away.
It is a sad story, but it is the usual
one, the moral of which no one can learn.
Mr. Lent has gray hairs in his head and
Is old enough to know, but he was a
stranger in the city. That, perhaps. Is
the reason he partook of of too much of
the mlnd-bewilderer handed out in small
glasses in the vicinity of Third and Davis.
That is also, in all probability, the cause
of his seeking lodging In that locality.
The big man whom Peter met was very
kind. It was 4 o'clock in the morning
and the stranger was very, very tired.
He wanted to sleep. The big man said
ho could deliver the goods and Peter ac
companied him Into a ground-floor room
of the Paris House. The big man only
charged him two-bits and he thankfully
went to bed. Ho had dreams however
and awoke to see some one drop his
trousers and leave the room. Fearful lest
he might he" entirely parted from his
property the lodger scrambled out of bed
and was met by the big man, his bene
factor. "You are in the wrong room," said
his landlord. "You belong In room 5 at
the head of the stairs."
Lent donned his apparel and sought
the head of the stairs only to find empty
and unresponsive corridors. Then the of
ficer on the beat found him and he told
his troubles to Captain Bailey. The Cap
tain said he would try to locate the big
man of genorous disposition, but In the
meantime Peter is out his S3.
One Way to Get
One "Woman's Kin does, In
"Which. There Wan a Purpose.
SHE was faded and haggard and dim
of eye. Her clothes were creased
and wrinkled and spotted with dirt, but
in spite of it all there was an almost
obliterated trace of other days about the
woman as she stood on the corner of
Second street and Oak beconlng to a
tiny Chinese boy as he toddled toward
her In his bright silk togs, while the
father of the boy watched from the other
The woman turned to the fireman lean
ing against the post.
"Can you give me two nlckles for this
dime?" she asked of the man with the
blue coat. The change was made and the
woman divided her store with the small
Celestial. Then she turned and went up
the street.
"Hop-head." muttered the fireman gaz
ing after the retreating form. "She will
be back tonight and trade the other
nlckle for dope. Nothing like petting the
kids to get a stand-In with the man who
furnishes the stuff."
It was dark and the rain beat steadily
against the windows of the dingy store
on Second street unnoticed by the stolid
Chinese who sat by the stove and watched
a smaller edition cf himself wrestle with
the poker In his efforts to stir the fire.
A woman came into the room, placed Ave
cents on the counter and shoved it toward
the man. "Smoke." she said, and waited.
The Chlneso shook his head. "No can."
be answered laconically, but as he spoke
his face changed, for the brlgbt-hued
figure with the poker was standing close
beside the woman with a look of recogni
tion In his eyes, while he drew from a
miniature pocket the mate of tbe coin on
the counter.
The merchant drew forth a can of
black and loathsome-looking mixture and
put a portion on a fragment of brown
paper which he placed in the woman's
hand. Thus was the adage verified that
"kindness done to the least of these shall
be done to me."
Lawns Injured by Children.
PORTLAND. March 18. (To the Editor.)
Discussions on "Clvlj Prlfle," Portland the
.jtlruC etc . have berrf prettr weH thrutbed
out In the columns of Tho Oreconlan of late.
and "before the whole subject pets worn out I
t, not mrseU alcse. oa the atreet aswa
whlctt I reside for tier, are others. The
street la an Bast Side residence street, and
typical of many other?. Now, the trouble Is
sot with the dogs and cats roc tins: and dlcgri&r
up freahlr wn grass or flower seed. "We are
ail ' accustomed to that. for. like the poor,
"they are with u always"; besides, the Igor
rotes will In due time reach Portland, and the
does, at lease, will hare to take to tho woods!
No. the drawback to keeptsc one's lawn.
grass strip, sidewalk, etc. looking trim and
ceat is the fact of children ranging from S to
14 years of age. malting the aidewalka a play
ground, bicycle path and track for hem 6-made
go-carts, frequently causing pedestrians of both
sexes to be forced off the sidewalk. This Is
bad enough, but matters are made worse by
their not confining their wheels, carts, etc.. to
the sidewalk, but continually cut up one's
lawn slope and parking atrip In the natural
course of play. Some choice plants In many
of the parking strips last year had a very
strenuous time of It. and one was constantly
drlvlng stakes around them to keep their ene
mies dear, sweet little school children from
crushing the life out of them. "Whether plants
and rose bushes will fare any better In the
parking strips, this year In this particular
street, I am unable to say, but certainly condi
tions are no worse than oa many other East
Side streets.
Of course, the police cannot be expected
short-handed as they are to worry over a little
matter of children making use of a sidewalk
for a regiuar bicycle playground: an appeal to
parents of the children would be futile a!ao.v
By all means let children play and romp, and
have all the fresh, air they are entitled to
they need It In their business, but If they could
only be made to romp and play tag on their
own lawns and parking strips opposite their
own homes, how much nicer they would appear
than on their neighbors lawns!
This Is one of the discouraging features of
.Clrlc Pride and the Home Beautiful, and so
long as sidewalks are allowed, on the East
Side, at least, to be used as playgrounds. I see
Mrs. Abigail Scott Dunlway Tells of
Its Necessity.
Mrs. Abigail Scott Dunlway addressed
the society of Bible Spiritualists at its
hall on Second street last evening, by spe
cial invitation. She said in part: "I have
chosen as my theme The Visit of Nlco-
demus to Jesus by Night,' I wish first to
say that I appear before you as an advo
cate of no lem. T nVimiM fx1 drawn tn
theso meetings- much more strongly than
can now be possible. If. instead of adopt
Ing the name of Spiritualism, which has
come to stand for so much in the public
mind which you cannot indorse, you
would Trail yourselves by some such name
as "Students of Psychic Law. However,
the name of your society is not a matter
for me to decide; and I trust you will
pardon the suggestion, whether you con
sider It or not.
"Now to my subject: If you will turn
to the third chapter of John, you will find
that there was- a man named NIcodemus,
a ruler of the Jews; and the same came
to Jesus by night.. Did you ever notice
that the average 'man of the Pharisees,
of whom NIcodemus was one. Is so deeply
lncrusted within the shell of some organ
ized Ism that when his mind begins to ex
pand In the birth throes of desire for
more light along psychic or spiritual lines,
his first Impulse Is to seek It In secret,
or, as NIcodemus did. 'by nlghtr
"The most wonderful part of the won
derful career of Jesus of Nazareth was
the simplicity and naturalness of his
teachings. He broke the unnatural laws
of the Jewish Sabbath-without fear of
consequences, and wrought what the
world in Its ignorance called miracles as
naturally as he would sit at meat with
his followers. He lived the 'simple life
to the uttermost, and both by precept and
example enlightened the dormant under
standing of all who were willing to study
the divine revelations of Nature. NIcode
mus, being stirred by his teachings, but
unable to comprehend them, said unto
him: Rabbi, we know thou "art a teacher
come from God; for no man can do these
things that thou dost unless God be with
"Jesus answered and said unto him
'Except a man be born again he can
not see the kingdom of God.'
"Remember, always, that Jesus lived
close to the heart of Nature. He recog
nlzed the kinship of every sentient thing
with the eternal mind, of which we are all
a part. But NIcodemus. failing to comnre
hend the supreme naturalness of this
simple facyt, said: 'How can a man be
born when he is old?
"And Jesus answered, calling his at
tention to a natural law that permeates,
all physlclal life, by saying: 'Except a
man be born again he cannot see the
kingdom of God.' And NIcodemus said:
'How can these things be?
"Every physician knows, and every
man, woman and child ought to know,
that all embryo life, from the atom to
the man. exists in water, and Is born In
water. This is the natural birth. The tin
iest seed cannot escape the environment
of this natural law, nor can man escape
"But NIcodemus. though a master in
Israel, failed to comprehend the primal,
universal law, by which the great Teach
er was attempting to lead him up to a
knowledge of the ultimate birth of the
spirit of man. which would only occur
after he became a living soul. And Jesus
added. In his effort to make his meaning
clearer: That which Is born of the flesh
Is flesh: that which Is born of the spirit
is spirit.'
"Still NIcodemus did not understand,
and Jesus, being amazed at his Ignorance,
said: 'Art thou a master in Israel and un
derstandeth not thesa things?'
''Again he said: The wind bloweth
where it Usteth, and thou nearest the
sound thereof, but cannot tell whence It
cometh or whither It goeth. So Is every
one that is born of the spirit.
"And yet." said the speaker, "we are
gravely taught that the new birth is a
mysterious, experimental change within
these physical bodies-, in the face of the
spiritual significance of a fundamental,
universal fact, so beautifully explained by
the great teacher that every child can be
made to understand it.
"Scientific research Is slowly, but surely,
leading men to understand the true sig
nificance of the new birth. The new, or
second birth Is simply the birth of the
spirit, through the chemical change we
call death, which releases the soul from
the body and permits It to return to God,
who gave it. The change we can death
is as necessary to our spiritual unfold
ment as Is our first, or physical birth from
the water In which we existed before we
were born.
"The secret of happiness hereafter lies
wholly In cur efforts to do right In the
body. "We must all sow as we reap.
There is no escape from this law. It is
as unerring as it Is universal. The law
of retribution Is as universal as the law
of evolution.
"I know not how many aeons man ex
isted as an animal before the eternal mys
tery of life, that we call God. breathed
Into him the breath of the spirit, so he
might become a living soul. But let man
become convinced without the possibility
of a doubt that he must reap as a spirit
what he has sown la the flesh, whether
It be of good or evil, and the Inexorable
law of. self-preservatlqn will lead him In
the ways of righteousness."
It Is not yet too late to get rid of your
old square piano. We fix them up at our
shop and ship them to Central America.
We will allow liberally for square pianos
in part payment for a fine, new, up-to-date
upright, or will pay cash for same.
See or address Eilers Piano House, whole
sale department, corner Washington and
Park streets.
All tho delicacies of the season at tb
Portland Restaurant, fine, private apart
ments for parties. SOS "Wash., sear Sta.
Burartfs Extract of Vanilla
1 Imparts tuseftor dellcawcf Carer, trxit. use u.
The Moesshlaer's Daaghter."
Captaln Martin Preston. .'Jack Sherman
Zcb Taylor May hood Latng
Bed Henry. S.-A. Mitchell
Jason Thee polls Dorkins...Sam Cottrell
John "Whltesoa Andrew Quirk
Uncle Pete. ................. .5am Lucas
A mining expert "Walter A6htoa
HsAk Baxter Herbert Spencer
A moonshiner from habit. R. H. McXealy
Hulda Ann Taylor Mabel Elmore
Mammy Clndra Cassie Bsrcn
Madge Preston Mae Abbott
A great, big, generous melodrama is of
fered for the delectation of Empire audi
ences this week.
"The Moonshiner's Daughter" Is above
the average both as to the play itself
and the company which appears in it
There has been almost a surfeit of thrill
ers dealing with the people who are en
gaged in beating the Government by dis
tilling illicit whisky, but this particular
one of that type has the saving grace of
originality on its side.
True enough, the poor mountaineers
have all the best of It as against the
revenue officers, as might be expected,
but when one of the best characters is
sacrificed to the eternal fitness .of things
through falling victim to a lynching party
surely the credit of being original must
be awarded the enterprising playwright.
Uncle Fete, as played by Sam Lucas,
is a very good negro character. He fur
nishes much of the comedy and is In many
ways essential to the piece, and It re
quires a lot of nerve to dispose of him In
so summary a manner.
Cassie Burch, who has the part of
Mammy Clndra, Is a decidedly good black
face character actress, and tho songs In
troduced by her and Lucas have a great
deal to do with making the show go.
The other members of the cast seem
to fill the bill and few better all-round
thrill dramas have been seen here this
The scenery showing a still in a moun
tain cave, the old mill, the rocky gorge
and the backwoods home Is impressive
and natural.
The Empire clientele is loyal, and yes
terday literally crowded the house at both
performances. They were repaid with a
very good performance.
"The Moonshiner's Daughter" will run
all the week, with the usual Saturday
Seeks a Gain Without Giving Any
Kind of Return.
PORTLAND, Or.. March. IS. To the Edi
tor.) Any and all of those Interviewed
In The Oregonlan recently do not seem
to me to have pointed out the es
sential Iniquity of gambling or to have ex
pressed the exact nature of the factors In
volved. It Is to many a curiously elusive and
Illusive subject. A clergyman In the East of
some reputation not long ago said In sub
stance that gambling Is wrong, but no one
can tell why.
Gambling In the broad sense of taking
chances is universal, and. like almost every
thing else is commendable or otherwise, ac
cording to circumstances. To take chances
under the guidance of cautious foresight Is
the substance of legitimate speculation; in
fact. It Is a motive power In human prog
ress. The principle Is Inevitable, necessary,
universal. Professor Lord Is right In say
ing that gambling Involves no waste, !. e..
economic waste. In a personal sense it Is.
of' course, a waste to tbe Individual, but of
the same sort which may result from the
expenditure- of cash for liquor or mince pie
or some indifferent amusement, unnecessary
or deleterious to the physical or mental wel
fare. If men ever play with no conscious
or unconscious desire to make something,
probably a rare state of things, simply to
win for the pleasure of winning. It does not
differ In nature from any company which
Indulges in a game of chance, the prize
being sought not for Its Intrinsic value, but
as an evidence of success. Just how far the
faeclnation and exhilaration of chance-taking
and competition are legitimate and when
they become demoralizing and dangerous
constitute, of course, another and serious
Gambling In the technical sense means
play to win. not merely for the sake of
winning, but materlap results. Here Is the
essential Iniquity. One seeks gain at trie
expense of another or others for which no
return or equivalent of any kind Is given.
It Is not robbery, since all agree to lose un
der certain conditions. It Is simply Invoking
chances with an Immoral motive or object,
namely, to profit at the expense of others. A
man Invests In a mine. Provided the enter
prise be honestly managed and properly
promoted. If one make. It Is not at the ex
pense of others: If he -lose, no one profits
thereby. This depends on the contents of
the earth, which each one to the best of his
knowledge has sought to estimate.
In technical gambling It Is the reverse.
Chances are taken not with a result equally
favorable or unfavorable to all. but with the
distinct motive. If luck -favor, to profit at
the expense of some one else.
Men unfortunately gain at the cost of
others, making no return therefor. In a hun
dred ways, by fraud, deceit, subtlety and
often by the most smooth-faced hypocrisy.
When they seek thus to gain under the law
or dispensation of chance, or what seems
to them to be such, though very likely It
may be quite otherwise. It becomes gam
bllng In the technical sense pure and sim
ple, a practice which can hardly be too
strenuously condemned. AH Indulgences,
too, which tend toward this vice and In
iquity should be placed under the ban of
Christian civilization.
Wild Dream of Coos Bay.
Chicago Post.
Now if you go down among some of
the cheaper cafes of the city and sit
around with men that do great things,
but never get their names In print
men that smoke pipes, drink from deep
steins and eat steaks two Inches thick
you'll find Kan iff sitting with them,
heavy-browed, brute-eyed, sullen.
But Kanlff, who has the blood of a
Pole and a Rues and a Mongolian
woman in him, and who Is not a cow
ard, knows a great deal, knows of
underground things that happen hero
in this Chicago, of queer things of
Toklo and stranger ones of Moscow,
and Kanlff is at home anywhere.
It Is his business to know, but for
whom and what he gets out of it I do
not care. It Is not well to know too
much of any man, not even your most
Intimate friend.
Kanlff told this story the other
night, told it solemnly to' a solemn
faced crowd, while the smoke hung
heavy under the celling, and some
women at a distant table sang the
?Ilserere" because they felt It.
"When the" war with Russia began."
he growled, "there wasn't a soft coal
mine in the world that the Japs didn't
have a map of and know whether they
could reach it by water or rail. Won
derful maps these brown fellows made!
How dol know? The devil didn't I
furnish the material for half a dozen
of them and didn't I set my own eyes
on the charts In Frisco?
. "WelL one of the maps they made,
and a great map It was, showed the
whole Pacific coast from Cape Nome, off
the beastly Bering waters, down to the
Golden Gate. There were two special
marks on it One indicated the un
opened coal beds on the Alaskan Pen
insula, the coast beds above. Cook In
let, and the little fellows had charted
out the ocean currents there, the water
depths, thi character of the harbors,
and a lot of other stuff, so plain any old
sea captain could have gone in there
blind with the biggest man-of-war ever
"The other mark set off Coos Bay.
on the southwest coast of Oregon, 125
miles southwest of Eugene City, on the
Southern Pacific It Is the only shel
tered harbor on the whole Pacific coast
that has soft coal literally falling Into
the water. Tou can ram a cruiser into
the shore line and back off with a ton
of coal" sticking to every bit of plate.
"The harbor Is south of Umoaua Bay
and north of Cape Gregory, and it's
sheltered from all kinds of storms, and
carries no bad bar, like the old Colum
bia does. Now, the Japs marked that
harbor up proper; they had soundings
and everything else to Indicate Just
how to get Into it easy and out of it
quick, and last Fall, along In Septem
ber, six of their big colliers that had
quietly sneaked across the Pacific
slipped in there one day and began
loading like mad.
"Violating neutrality laws? I'd like
to know who observes laws of that
kind when they're mighty certain
they're not going to be caught. The
Japs got away early one morning with
all the coal they wanted, and were
well out to sea, when of a sudden up
bobs the armored Lena of the Russian
navy. She was In bad condition, but
she was looking for the colliers and got
In a day late.
"You know the rest. The Lena put
into Frlsgo harbor and went out of
the game. The Jap colliers crossed the
ocean and got their coal safely Into
port. That shows what maps afore
hand are worth to any wideawake gov
ernment. I don't know if the brown
boys ever tried for the Alaskan coal,
but if they did Til wager they got
it. Their bureau of Information is the
best I ever bumped up against and I
know about as much as anybody in
my line of work of how governments
get hold of information that pays when
a scrap is on.
"Coos Bay Isn't very famous, al
though it may be, but it has played a
big part in coaling the Japs just when
they needed coal for their operations on
tho high seas."
No one offered to dispute Kanlff's
assertions. Kanlff has a way of sup
porting .them not wholly agreeable to
Seattle Baby Is
Portland Clalmn Cherub That
Weighed More at Birth.
PORTLAND will not take a back seat
to Seattle. No, not even In the matter
of babies.
Word came yesterday morning from Se
attle that a girl baby weighing 17 pounds
had been born to the wife of Augustus
Steele, who resides In Ballard, a suburb
of Seattle, and that Seattle surgeons had
declared that this Ballard baby, bless her
ljttle heart, was the largest baby on rec
ord. Now, without saying anything
against the weight of tbe Ballard cherub,
for that would be ungallant. It develops
that an lS-pound baby was born In Port
land about 15 years ago. Dr. A. C. Panton
Is authority for this statement. The Bal
lard baby Is beaten by one-quarter of a
"I remember the case very well Indeed,"
safd Dr. Panton, last night. "I was called
into consultation by Dr. A. J. Glesy to
help In a maternity case about 15 years
ago, and the baby weighed IS pounds, but
didn't live very long. The mother recov
ered, and so far as I know is living to
this day. The family was a Hebrew one.
You must excuse my not giving the names
of .the parents and the street where the
baby was born, as the family might not
care to recall the circumstances. Suffice
it to say that the baby was born In Port
land, and was finely developed."
"A Seattle baby born weighting I7i
pounds?" repeated one of the surgeons at
the Good Samaritan Hospital, last' night.
"That's either a big baby or a big .story.
Babies born in the maternity ward of this!
nospitai average from seven to 11 pound?.
The latter weight Is a heavyweight baby."
"In my practice. In dozen of cases I
have noticed babies each weighing Hi
pounds at birth," declared Dr. A. Tllzer.
"The average Portland baby weighs from
nine to ten pounds, but medical records
In general phow that babies have been
born elsewhere weighing 15 and 15 pounds
each, and as high as 18 pounds, but I
have never seen any of them."
"I remember In the course of my prac
tice a Portland baby who was born sev
eral years ago. weighing 14 pounds." said
Dr. D. H. Rand. "In many cases I have
seen babies weighing 12 pounds and a lit
tle over, but In my opinion the average
-weight of babies. Is somewhere between
seven and nine pounds."
Tacit Agreement That No More Bat
tleships Shall Be Built.
ington. March 17. Unless sentiment ma
terially changes, a halt will be called In
the construction of battleships. Quite a
number of prominent men In "Washing
ton say that not more than one battle
ship will be recommended at the next
session of Congress, and possibly none.
It Is also asserted that none will be pro
vided for, and that this understanding
was reached when the Senate did not con
test with the House during the session
of Congress just closed, and stand for
one battleship Instead of two, as author
ized by the House bill.
Senator Hale Is one of the pronounced
opponents of an exceedingly large Navy,
and he thinks that the warning raised
against a further Increase In the Navy,
when the last naval bill was under con
sideration, has been sufficient to Induce
the Administration to come to a halt, and
that the country will take up the matter
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and see for itself that the Navy is large
enough at the present time. Many Re
publican members of the House balked
more or less at the large naval appropri
ation bill which passed the last session,
but they did not wish to enter into a
contest with the Administration, and
there was a seeming understanding that
the Navy would not be crowded during
the next two or three years unless some
unforseen necessity should arise.
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A large delegation, representing the
Commercial Club In the matter of good
roads and headed by John 8. Beall as
chairman of the club's committee, will be
In attendance at the Good Roads Con
veritlon to be held in Grant's Pass today
and tomorrow. The delegates from Port
land will take an active part in this con
ventlpn toward the adoption of methods
to secure better highways and will enter
the convention fully Imbued with this
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