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THE MOPwXIXG OREGONIAX, FRIDAY, JUSB 23, 1905;
that matter at all keep any track of
It at alL
Q. Do you know the brand of paper
that this last one Is on?
A. No. I never paid any attention to
matters of that kind at alL
Q. It has a watermark In there,
Court: I suppose it will show for It
self. Q. Do j'ou know when "Edlnample
Bond" was first used In the office of
Mitchell & Tanner?
A. No. I don't know anything about
Q. And didn't know at the time this
A. No; it didn't occur to me that
there was any difference In the paper,
Q. After that was prepared, did you
have any further conversations with
Senator Mitchell In relation to the mat
ter? And If so. state them.
A. He was only here two or three
days afterwards. 1 think; I don't recall
anything special; I called at the room,
Q. Do you know when he left?
A. I know when he left, but I could
not say the date.
Q. Do you know about what date?
A. I think it was some time after
Q. Do you know whether It was be
fore or after the first of January New
A. It might have been after the first
of January; perhaps it was. He came.
I think, about Christmas, possibly two
or three days before Christmas, and
was here a week or ten days, if I r
Q. I will hand you a telegram, to re
fresh your memory. Is that a telegram
received by you?
A. Yes, sir; it Is
Q. And can you now state on what
date Senator Mitchell left here, or about
A. Well. " that is dated Livingstone.
Mont., January 1st. I suppose he left
here, probably, about the 30th of De
cember, to be there.
Q. "Whose signature does the paper
now handed you bear?
A. That is the signature of Senator
Q. Did you receive that letter. In du
course of mail, about the date It bears?
A. Well. yes. sir; a few days after
the date it bears.
Mr. Heney: We will offer that letter
Mr. Bennett: We object to it. In addi
tion to the general objection, as Irrel
evant and immaterial.
One Objection Sustained.
Mr. Thurston: I would like to have
the court look at that, as to whether
there is anything in that that bears on
Q. I hand you a printed blank of the
Western Union Telegraph Company, "Re
ceived at," and ask .you if you received
A. Yes. sir. I did.
Q. At or about the date It bears?
A. Yes. sir.
Q. Did you have any conversation at
any time afterward with John H. Mitch
ell in reference to this paper?
A, I don't recall any.
Mr. Heney: I will offer this telegram
Mr. Bennett: We object to it as Imma
terial and irrelevant, and also upon the
ground that it Is incompetent, and no
proper foundation laid for its admission,
and not connected with the defendant.
Mr. Thurston: No proof, so far. Your
Honor, that the defendant ever signed or
sent that message.
Court: The evidence Is not sufficient to
show that the defendant sent the tele
gram. Mr. Heney: Very well. Wc will have
that marked "For Identification" at pres
ent. Q. I will hand you an envelope ad
dressed to yourself. In whose handwrit
ing is the address, "Hon. A. H. Tan
ner," if you know?
A. It is in Senator Mitchell's hand
writing. Q. 1 hand you another envelope ad
dressed to yourself. In whose handwrit
ing is that?
A. That Is in Senator Mitchell's hand
writing. Q. 1 hand you a letter. Whose signa
ture does it bear?
A. It bears the signature of Senator
Q. In whose handwriting is It?
A. It is in the Senator's handwriting.
. Mr. Heney: We will offer this letter in
Marked "Government's Exhibit 59."
Mr Heney: We will ask to have the
envelopes marked for identification, in
company with the letter, and we will of
fer the letter in evidence. We will offer
the envelopes later, after we have given
further proof iri regard to their connec
tion with the letter.
The envelopes are marked "For Identi
fication. June 22, 1905."
The letter, dated February 5. 1906. is
read to the Jury:
Mitchell's Famous Letter.
Washington. D. C, Fob. 5, 1903. My
uear judge: x am almost alraiJ to
write a word as these scoundrels will
misconstrue everything and distort all
that Is said. Your friend with letter did
not arrive here until today. Your letter
only received at 3 P. M. I .have made
eearch for my copy of articles of co
partnership of 1901, but am unable to
find It. 1 think it must be among my pa
pers in office. Harry, of course pre
pared these articles. You will sec Harry
on his arrival. I found our supplemental
agreements of date November 1, 1904.
which are all right. Harry has these
with him. Now the facts are these, and
you must deal with them accordingly.
First, under our articles I was not to
have any Interest whatever in any
business you might do in any of the de
partments or In any land matters. Sec
ond, as a matter of fact I never knew
until now that any charges for any
such services had been credited either
to me or the firm or that my account
had ever been credited with any part
tnereot. as l was never furnished with
any statement of any bank account or
or any cnarges wnatever and I had
nothing to do with the books nor did I
see the same and you will remember
several times 1 cautioned you not to
mix me up In any way with anv Land
Office matters. Third, to this day, I do
not know what book entries you have
made or what you did with any cash.
or cnecKs, it you ever received any
for land service. Nor was I ever ad
vised by you or did I have any knowl
edge that any part of any such cash or
receipt was placed either to the credit
of our firm or myself. Now, Judge, you
will agree with me I am sure these are
the facts, and I am also sure whatever
entries you made you never intended I
should have any part of such cash or
cnecKs. it Any. ana tnat you intended
that in some way in settling accounts
between us no part of any such moneys
or checks should be mine, but your in
dividual property. I had supposed, of
course, tnat you naj Kept ail such
charges and accounts in your own
name. There is no offense on your part
in doing business for any honest people
in these land matters. I hope, there
fore, you will do me the justice at the
proper time In giving the fnct Just as
they are and as 1 have stated them.
You must not get rattled or alarmed,
Harry will, doubtless. Identify the co
partnership articles of 1901 as having
been prepared by him. See him at once
on his arrival. Don't be Interviewed
until I see you and now, strictly con
fidential, don't tell Hart;y. your son, or
anyone. Can't you immediately on re
ceipt of this drop everything and come
directly here. Bring with you in trunk,
but don't let your family or anyone
know, all tho company's books, day
ledger, all of them: also your bank
book, as I am extremely anxious to ee
for myself personally what the books
show. Besides it Is important we
should talk over with Fulton who Is to
help defend me in regard to the cases.
I hope you can come. If so. don't let a
soul know you arc coming, not even
Harry. And if you conclude to come,
wire me as follows r "John leaves direct
for Washington this evening. Tanner."
1 do hope you can come nnd Imme
diately, before you are called again be
fore the grand Jury. Sincerely your
friend. JOHN H. MITCHELL.
P. & Don't show Harry this letter,
or tell him anything In it. Don't let him
see our books. Tell him nothing.
P. S. Keep all important papers In
safe, and safe and office carefully
locked, as these scoundrels will get in
P. S. Burn this without fall.
Adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10
Union Missionary Rally.
A union missionary rally of the
Woman's Home Missionary Union and
"Woman's Board of the Pacific of the
Congregational Churches of Oregon,
will be held at the First Congregation
al Church, beginning at 10 o'clock this,
Greatest of American Actresses in
BY A. A. G.
Last night I went again to see that
wonderful fourth act of "Leah Kleschna.
More than ever I was seized by the hyp
notic spell which those splendid actors
and the Imagination of a master drama
tist worked upon me. I felt again the
tragedy of failure which those thieves
felt, and the nerve-breaking terror of ret
ribution climbing those bare stairs which
led to the den where they were at bay.
It wast not as through a glass, darkly,
but plain, I saw the girl wrench her heart
loose from the heart of her father. I
saw her gather up her life, as she gath
ered up her poor old hat and jacket,
clenching her new hope and faith tight
as she clenched her trembling hands and
leave her other self, her bad self, as she
left that room to find the Light to go
back to the silent places.
This breaking of home ties was the
counterfeit presentment of the bravest
thing the girl could do.
Seeing that again Impressed more deep
ly upon me that in the afternoon, before
I had spent an hour In her apartments at
the hotel, having speech with one of the
greatest, personalities of our time.
Mrs. Fiske does not court Interviews.
She has little need to employ the blan
dishments of the preas bureau. What
ever is necessary In that direction she
leaves to her press agent. Would that all
celebrities were her like!
Knowing the habit of her disposition, I
sent up my card as I would have done
had a great statesman, soldier or preacher
been a visitor In the city, for she is one
of the mighty few who are doing big
things in the world. Not only In her
capacity as actress, though goodness
knows that is reason enough, but be
cause she is a thinker, a philosopher, and
by right of her brain?, pre-eminent among
her sex. She is far and away beyond the
need of seeking Interviews, but a news
paper writer is not. so It was with some
misgivings that I asked her to see me.
When I was shown In to find her with a
cordial hand extended in greeting, all my
forebodings fell away. Here was no Dis
tinguished Person, in sullen grandeur ar
rayed, but a frank, sensible woman, with
an Interest in people.
As she stood there In her little sitting
room, dressed simply In a comfortable,
flowing house dress, her glorious bronze
hair gathered almost carelessly on her
head, and her wonderful eyes smiling, I
wished some new Gainsborough might
have caught the Inspiration of her and
called his picture "The Portrait of a Gra
cious Lady." Surely It would have won
an academy award. Mrs. Fiske cannot be
commonplace. To hear her talk about
the weather is thrilling. She said things
about the view from Portland Heights
that ought to go Into a book of essays,
and she displayed interest In the land
fraud trials that arose from surprising
knowledge of the facts ns we know them.
She Inquired concerning several Port
landers, Mrs. J. N. Do ph. Dr. Stephen
S. Wise and H. W. Scott, among them,
and I was prepared to answer questions
about "Uncle Joe" Cannon and the ice
The range of Mrs. Flsko's vision Is
wide. She does not, as many of our
players do, look out upon the world sole
ly through the proscenium opening. Be
cause of this cathollcy of her mind I
found It almost difficult to Interview her
on dramatic subjects, for she talked
equally well on all manner of foreign
"I am hoping that Portland may have
an opportunity to hoar William Winter's
splendid lecture on stage matters." she
said enthusiastically. "Ho addressed a
fine audience In San Francisco a few days
ago and aroused the greatest Interest. I
attended it, and enjoyed every word tho
grand old man said. Not that I agreed
with him altogether, for he is intolerant
of some ideas to which I am wedded, but
assail Ibsen as he might, he addresses
himself so well to the subject that one
cannot help being Interested. Of course
his dlrftrlbes against the theatrical trust
were like hearing-a gospel, to me. Then
you know ho says something about me
In his lecture. Partly complimentary and
partly attacking mo for some beliefs
which I hold and try to disseminate.
We're all more or less vain, you know,
and when I can get up an argument with
William Winter, I'm happy. He takes a
rather mean advantage of me by quoting
a fiery screed against Ibsen which 1 wrote
some years ago, before I understood the
great Norwegian. Oh, the old phantoms
of things which we should not have said!
Don't we all find them rising up to mock
S A BIG
M. Donzac Gives Seventy-Five
Dollars for Eye-Glasses.
BOUGHT AT A CONCESSION
Idaho Jinn Now Accuses Agent of
Walter Reed Optical Conces
sion, of Perpetrating
M. Donzac of Lewlston. Idaho, yester
day gavo Information to Deputy District
Attorney H. B. Adams, which has set the
machinery of the law in operation against
one of the most profitable concessions
granted on the Fair grounds the selling
of eye-glasss. He claims that through
fear of losing his eyesight, entirely on
the misrepresentation of a Dr. Nathan, in
th&i employ of the Walter Reed Optical
Concession -Company, he paid $76 for two
pairs of glasses at the booth maintained
in the Mining building. On this informa
tion proceedings will be taken against the
eye-glass concessionaires, and those re
sponsible for the alleged fraud will be ar
rested. Donzac who Is 61 years old. claims that
this Dr. Nathan practiced chicanery upon
him blurring the glasses so that it really
appeared to him that he was contracting
the cataract Dr. Nathan perdlcted unless
he bought a certain very high-priced
class of spectacles. He gave for the
glasses J 20 in gold and a check for $55,
which he afterward stopped payment
upon. Later he began to suspect that he
had paid an exorbitant fee, and consult
ing Dr. J. A. Stewart, an eye specialist,
learned that his eyese-were not threat
ened with cataract and immediately en
tered the charge of swindling.
District Attorney Manning has said
that he wishes to push this case. and. if
necessary, others, to learn if there" is
actual swindling going on. and. If so, to
Walter Reed said last night that Rob
ert Thompson, a local oculist, was per
secuting him for personal ends in this
matter and that he would prove his con
cessions to be legitimate. He also offered
personally to repair any Injustice done
at his down-town store.
Concessions similar to this one have
been given at all expositions, a J. J.
Manlon. of Chicago, being reputed to have
practical control. Complaints similar to
that of Mr. Donzac have been previously
For Selling Liquor to Minors.
4 Because of numerous complaints re
Pi JiMb. 4?Hh
Wb f-JK 'T ijPSBh
MRS. MINNIE MADDERX FISKE.
us? My views have changed entirely since
in my weakness I sought to overthrow
truth, but along comes William Winter,
arm in arm with that oW phantom, and
presents it to my friends. He's very
wicked to do a thing like that."
I asked Mrs. Fiske tp name the great
est of modern dramas from her point of
" Jtosmersholm,' I should say, al
though I've never seen it acted. I road
it with more profit than any other. 1
expect to play it sometime.
"Hedda Gabler?" Yes, 'Hedda is a
powerful play, but I find no losran In It.
It is a tremendous rtudy, but it has no
lesson. You really think It has? Well. I
know many who do, but I've never been
able to learn a losson from it.
"Do 1 like 'Leah Kleschna? Yes. very
much. Not so well as my beloved Ibsen
works, but I think It Is an altogether
worthy play. It Is more than tho ordi
nary objective play the ort that simply
spins wme sort of a yarn. It tells some
truths and bids one think a little.
"I never cared for story books, but was
always interested in the man behind the
book and the people behind the char
acters. "Do you know I wonder that people
who frequent the ordinary theater are
not driven into absolute idiocy. The im
possible play fortunately Is not so pop
ular now as It was some years ago. The
vogue for Sardou seems to have passed.
I remombcr when Frou Frou' and 'Fe
dora were looked upon as the highest
form of the drama. So great an artist
as Madame Bernhardt still devotes her
self to them. I can't understand why.
"We don't care for so much audible
walling and weeping on our stage. We
are learning that people who go about
the world raining tears don't really suf
fer and we demand that actors give us
credit for that much sense."
I asked her about the days when she
was Minnie Maddern. playing "Caprice."
That was near twenty years ago, for
Mrs. Fiske Is 40, and so wle that she
" 'Caprice? Dear old 'Caprice.' That
was a good while ago. Then I retired
from the stage for several years after
my marriage and took up moro s:rious
matters than 'Caprice. I grew inter
ested in philosophy and such ponderous
ceived by Officer Hawlcy, of the Boys
and Girls' Aid Socioty. that Anthony
Gross, keeper of the .Spokane saloon at
Second and Clay streets, has sold liquor
to minors. District Attorney Manning
filed an Information against Gross in the
State Circuit Court.
Senator and Mrs. Levi Ankony and
Mls3 Harriett Ankeny. of Walla Walla,
are visiting at the homo of Mrs. Lewis
L. McArthur on Glisan street.
Thomas Fernandez, one of the bat
talion chiefs of the San Francisco. fire
department. Is making a brief stay in
Portland, while en route from the
Puget Sound region to his home after
a IS-day vacation.
C P. White, postmaster at Avon-by-the-Sea,
N. Y., is visiting his son. Po
liceman S. D. White, at his home, 72S
East Eighth street south. Mr. White's
brother-in-law, George Harris, a news
paper man of Kulmevllle, Pa is also
in the city.
Universalis of Portland are looking
forward to the visit next Sunday of
Dr. E. L. Conger, of Pasadena.
CaJ, Dr. Conger is a brother of Hon.
E. H. Conger, United States Minister
at Pekln, and is a conspicuous man in
his denomination, being at present the
president of the California State Uni
versallst Convention. He will occupy
the pulpit of the Unlvelsalist Church
next Sunday morning and evening.
CHICAGO. June 22. SpeciaL)-Ore-gonlans
registered at Chicago hotels to
days as follows:
From Portland C. C Kent, at the
Palmer House: J. A. Daugherty and O.
H. Flthian, at the Great Northern; F.
Snow, at the Grace; F. W. Vallle, at the
From Oregon L. C. Hartman, at the
From Oregon City H. S. Harris, at the
From Salem, Or. W. T. Graham, at the
From The Dalles. Or. T. L. King, at
NEW YORK. June n (Special.)
Northwestern people registered at New
York hotels today as follows:
From Portland DeH. Hall, at the Aa
tor; E. A. Gerst, at the Imperial.
From Tacoma G. Poll, at the Imperial.
From Seattle A- M. Thomas, at the
Wolcott; W. C. Harding, at the Gllsey.
LOW EXCURSION FARES
Via Baltimore nnd Ohio
Asbury Park. . X. J and return. J2LS5.
Tickets good going June 29. 30. July l and
2. valid for return until August 21 by ex
tension. Stop-over at New York. Philadelphia.
Baltimore and Washington.
Through sleeping-cars to Asbury Park.
St urine Eje Hmt&y ceres 7ea; aUet weak
eyes sxoa Soothe er p'": oss't n -y
affairs and when I returned to acting it
was at a charity benefit matinee and I
played Nora in 'A Doll'i House.
Minnie Maddern Fiske. be it known
fact is It is known of most already is
an author who commands great respect.
Three short plays from her pen were
produced In New York last winter, and
literary and theatrical people are still
talking about their permanent value to
the American stage and American let
ters. She did not act In them because
there Is no time to do two things well,
Instead, next autumn she will reopen
at the Manhattan Theater In "Leah
Kleschna." Then she will revive some
old pieces and In the winter will havo a
new play of modern New York life by
Mrs. Fiske Is the high priestess of the
crusade against the theatrical trust, but
only at intervals does she proclaim
I suggested" that she say something In
that connection and she was kind enough
to say that we were talking of pleas
anter things but she said: "If the peo
ple of this country could be Induced to
take the theater seriously for two weeks
they could solve the problem. They coukl
bankrupt the trust by simply withdraw
ing their patronage from the theaters
that are not free. Of course they won't
do that, however."
No more would the smartest actress in
America say. She refused absolutely to
ride her hobby another step. She doesn't
act on me stage.
Then I remembered the office also that
her time is worth lots.
Mrs. Fls'xe is not older lhan "Leah
Kleschlna." and "Leah." I believe, was
19. Her beauty Is of that rarely striking
qualify which attends superior intelli
gence and good womanllnewj.
The sunlight came through the window,
touched her hair and searched her face.
No older than "Leah." I thought to
Then graciously again she said, good
An afterthought When are you go
ing to write more plays to give us some
thing pood?" I asked.
"In my extreme old age." With em
phasis on the extreme, replied the lady
who Is also a humorist.
AT THE THEATERS
What the Preaa AseaU Say.
BERNARD'S GREAT SUCCESS
Clever Comedian a BIc Hit at the
Tonight and tomorrow night with a spe
cial matinee tomorrow, Portland and vis
iting theater-goers will be given their
last opportunity of seeing the great He
brew comedian. Barney Bernard. In his
latest success, "The Financier." a com
edy-drama full of heart interest. "The
Financier" is a play that will live long
In the mind and hearts of the people.
because It will disabuse their minds of
the Idea that the Hebrew character is
always of the small and selfish kind.
There are many lovable and generous
traits brought out in the character of
"The Financier, which the average per
son seldom gives the Jew credit for.
R03LOCE AT THE BELASCO
"When Knighthood Was In Flower"
Delights All Who See It.
The best performance ever given by the
Belasco Stock Company is the-verdict of
Portland theater-goers who really demand
the best. The great historical romance
of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon has
never been so well presented on the
Pacific Coast, as it is being done this
week by the Belasco players. Those who
haven't attended It should do so at once.
for the run Is drawing to a close. Beau
tiful scenery and effects and costumes
which shame the highest priced road at
tractions. Lucia Moore as Mary and
Eugene Armonde as Brandon represent
the highest art of stock acting in Amer-
Sirs. Fiske at the Empire.
But three more performances will be
given by Mrs. Fiske and the Manhattan;
Company at the Empire. The engagement
closes tomorrow evening. "Leah Klesch
na." has made a tremendous hit here, as
elsewhere, and visitors to the Fair, as
well as the theater-goers of Portland, are
taking advantage of the opportunity to
see her. The acting of Mrs. Fiske, John
Mason. George Ariiss, William B. Mack.
Charles Cartwrlght and the others of the
cast has never been equaled here. For
having brought such a play and company
to the Coast. Mrs. Fiske deserves the
thanks of every lover of the best in the
Barney Bernard's Treat..
The Hebrew waifs of Portland will be
entertained by Barney Bernard in his
great success. "The Financier." at the
Marquam Grand Theater tomorrow after
noon at 2:15 o'clock.
The Baker's Strong BUI.
No- stronger offering has been in vaude
by the Baku; tfeeater. this week,
ed by the famous Exposition Four the
bill throughout Is a strong one. The
Exposition Four are among the greatest
entertainers of America and have taken
Portland by storm. O'Dell. Hart and
Ridley are three clever comedians whose
act has brought them encore after encore
and whose every move has been attended
by shouts of laughter; the Aherns, are
specialty acrobats who Introduce several
entirely new and. difficult feats; Howell
and Emerson have a funny act which has
made a hit; Jean Wilson sings a new il
lustrated ballad effectively and Daisy
Schnell is tho daintiest of soubrettes. A
new series on the blograph ends a per
formance well worth seeing.
KOLB AND BILIi.
Famous German Comedians to Pre
sent Fnnny Musical Burlesque.
Scats are now selling for the famous
German comedians, Kolb and Dill, who
come to the Marquam Grand Theater next
Monday night. June 26. presenting for
one week their wonderfully funny musical
burlesque, "I. O. U." These clever ar
tists have surrounded themselves with
a company of principals seldom. If ever
excelled In a burlesque company, together
with a beauty chorus of 40 pre,tty girls,
who not only look the part but can sing
and dance with a degree of perfection
which comes only from careful training
and experience. This .will without a
doubt be the best company the Marquam
ever offered at the prices.
AT THE .EMPIRE NJEXT WEEK
Regular Stock Company in Great
The Empire Stock Company will re
open Sunday afternoon next in the
roaring farce comedy "Flnnegan's Al
ley." The company has been resting
during the days of Mrs. Fiske's en
gagement at the house, and three new
members have joined who will
strengthen the organization In many
ways. "Flnnegan's Alley" Is a rattling
farce, full of p'.easant satire and com
ical situations, and as the name Indi
cates is of a distinct Irish character.
It will start Sunday afternoon and
continue all week with matinee every
NERVES" AT BELASCO XEXT
Rollicking Farce Will Be Offering of
the Belasco Stock Xext Week.
Commencing next Monday evening the
Belasco players will present one of the
funniest of modern farces. "Nerves." for
the first time on any stage in the West.
It has been wonderfully successful In the
East, particularly In New York, where
it enjoyed a long run and was voted the
best farce of a decade. Remember It
will open next Monday night.
THE FEATURE OF THE TRAIL
Cnrnival or Venice' Is the Greatest
Attraction of the Fair.
There is one attraction on the trail
which Is absolutely good and satisfactory
in every way. It Is the greatest the
atrical spectacle ever seen in the United
States, and the public has already dis
covered that it Ia chief part of the Ex
position. Thousands of people have wit
nessed the splendid reproduction of
ancient Venice on a gala day. It requires
the services of 500 performers, dancers,
singers and actors. Gorgeous scenery
and costumes and beautiful music make
it an entertainment never to be forgot
ten. Two performances daily, afternoon
AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS
The Grand Theater.
A' most extraordinary bill is that
which is this week offered at the
Grand Theater. No such high class
act has ever before been shown in
American, vaudeville as that of
"Fatlma," presented for the first time
by the Jules Walters company. It Is
replete with novelty. The special
scenery Is of the most gorgeous kind,
and the Oriental flavor which saturates
the whole effort 13 bewitching. This
act alone costs the management moro
than the entire show at many houses,
and the public appreciates this special
attraction accordingly. Though . the
weather Is warm tho Grand every
night is playing to its utmost capacity.
This is only one of ten' great acts, the
whole completing a show that Keith,
on Broadway, New York, would be
glad to get. where the prices are 50
cent3 and more.
What may well be described as a
sensation in vaudeville Is the headline
team at the Star. The Musical Thors
have an act that is most refreshing, for
it Is strictly a high-class melody turn.
There are but few more opportunities
to witness this feature act. The Thors
are masters of tho banjo, while their
rendition of the overture from "Wll
helm Tell" on the xylophone is a mas
terpiece, and will win applause from
the most critical of musicians. Will
lams and White, in a colored sketch,
are among the best fun-makers the
Star has presented, and as for F. H.
Stansfleld, his character impersonation
brings down the house.- Otto Felchtel's
Tyrolean warblers add beauty and melody
to the attractive entertainment. Adams
Brothers are novelty acrobats, and Joe.
Bonner contributes a rousing patriotic
ballad. On the Staroscope motion pic
tures are shown of the days of "Louis
DECISIVE WORLD BATTLES
Claim Made That Trafalgar Didn't
When Creasy, the English historian,
wrote his "Fifteen Decisive Battle of the
World," he put no conflict In his category
between Valmy, fought in September, 1792,
and Waterloo. In the 23 years between
.valmy and Waterloo there were many
great battles, but no one of these, not
even Leipsic itself, had effects that plain
ly made it a date from which history was
changed. Many of them, notably Au3ter
lltx and Jena, wrought rearrangements
in Europe, but these only proved tempo
rary. Some of these rearrangements had
been undone before Waterloo, and the few
that remained disappeared with the for
mal disappearance of Napoleon from the
scene. There is an obvious distinction be
tween a great battle and one decisive of
a long train of events to a degree that
makes another train of events conse
Thus Trafalgar was not of this cat
egory. It did not change history. It aim
ply emphasized the supremacy of England
on the seas. No allied nations bound
aries were- changed by Nelson's victory.
On the contrary, France enlarged her
boundaries, or set in motion a series of
operations that had that result at the
very time that the combined fleets of
France and 3paln met with defeat. Traf
algar came too late to have any effect on
Napoleon's triumphant march against the
Austrlans and Russians. About the time
that Trafalgar was fought Napoleon had
forced the surrender of Ulm. and six
weeks later he won Austerlitz. Had Traf
algar been fought when he had still a
great army concentrated at Boulogne for
the Invasion of England. It might be put
down as a battle that dislocated a great
plan that had great possibilities in It. but
on the 21st of October. Ji, Napoleon had
Head-Jlong abandoned his project for croMtag
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Creasy unquestionably -was right as far
as he went In his prefererice. Any one
who shall continue his work must, to suc
ceed, avoid allowing his Judgment to be
influenced by the scenic In deciding what
battles are entitled to be ranked as de
cisive. A few have been both scenic and
decisive, as Gettysburg and Sadowa, each
of which settled the triumph of a cause.
After Gettysburg there was no further
advance of the Confederacy possibly.
Thenceforward It fought for postpone
ment, not for victory. Sadowa was more
immediately followed by the political suc
cess of the victors. Its thunders had not
rolled away before it became evident that
Prussian hegemony had been established,
aqd from that came all the development
of Prussian power which culminated in
the establishment of United Germany,
after Germany had triumphed over
France. In this latter struggle on the
principle which Creasy laid down, Metz
rather than Sedan, was decisive. Sedan,
with Its short, fierce fighting, compressed
within the limits of one Summer day, Im
presses the Imagination, but Metz the rea
son. "While Metz held out the Germans
could not bring together all their re
sources ' to, crush reorganizing France.
Had Bazaine broken through the German
lines with his army of 170,000 men, the
atory of 1ST0 might read very differently.
"What Edison Is Doing.
There has been a report current for
some time that Thomas A- Edison
would turn his attention to perfecting
the marvelous storage battery of
which he has from time to given some
hint. Motorists are agreed that if such
a battery can be made a commercial
possibility the construction of motor
cars will be revolutionized. The es
sential advantage that Mr. Edison
claims for his battery Is that it will,
when perfected, combine enormouB po
tential power with a weight so Incon
siderable as to make its employment
applicable to any class of vehicle. This
Is the very thing that the builders of
automobiles have tried the hardest to
obtain great power from a battery of
nominal weight. The "Wizard" was
Just 17 years old when he made his
first electro-mechanical Invention, an
The remarkable and never before published Narrative of John
Kilby, gives a shipmate's impressions of
JOHN PAUL JONES
and a description by an eye-witness of the fight bet-ween the
Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis
One of the Best College Stories ever Published
A VICTORY UNFORSEEN
(The Yale-Harvard Race) by Ralph D. Paine; A Sea Story by
Connolly; a beautifully illustrated article about LeNotre, the
great jFiench Gardener.
THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, by Edith Wharton. Other stories and
poems make this an exceptionally entertaining number.
"THE LAND OF TAMALPAIS," by Benjamin Brooks, illus
trated from photographs.
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35 years since he took out his first
patent. Something of his extraordi
nary activity Is shown by the fact
that since that time over 1000 patents
have been issued in his name.
Grand Army Receptlon.
The Grand Army reception at the Arm--ory
will take place at 10:43 o'clock thl3
morning. The programme follows:
Selection, Third Infantry Band; address;
of welcome. H. H. Northup; "The Flag
Without a Stain," Mrs. J. L. Hamilton..
Miss Eva Benson, accompanist: response
for Department of Washington and Alas
ka, S. G. Cosgrove; vocal selection. Mrs.
E. E. Coovert; response for Department
of Idaho; "America," band and audience.
Closed Until tho Fall.
All Saints' Mission Kindergarten has
closed for the Summer months, to reopen
In the Fall. The Boys' Club and 'reading
room has suspended for the Summer
months. These branches of the mission
work of All Saints' have been very suc
cessful, and the reopening Is being ar
ranged for In early Fall.
Yellow Fever on Canal Zone.
WASHINGTON", June 22. Governor
Magoon has reported four new c&saa
of yellow fever on the Canal Zone.
THE TIME TO VISIT MEXICO
Is during the "rainy season," from June
to October" when dally showers cool the
atmosphere and the temperature is never
too warm for comfort.
The City of Mexico i3 an Ideal summer
resort, combining a perfect climate and
unsurpassed accommodations with the
most picturesque surroundings and beau
tiful scenery in the world.
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short line from the Western States, oper
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