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THE 1IOKXING OREGONIAN, JTJXE 26, 1905.
N CITY'S CHURCHES
Special Musical Programmes
Are Excellent Feature,
MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD
Knights of Pythias Attend Taylor
Street 3L E. Church, Where Rev.
F. Burgette Short Delivers
will be as follows: July 2, month
ly sacred concert: July S, "A Giant and
Tet a. Bwarf:" July 16, "The Kingly
Man;" July 23, "The Common, bat Un
common Man;" July 30. "The Man "Who
Was the Embodiment of-Jadas. Benedict
Arnold and Aaron Burr;" August 6.
monthly sacred concert; August 12. "The
Man Who Was Below the Standard
Weight;" August 27. "The Man Who As
cended Downward;" September 3. monthly
sacred concert; September 10, "The Man
Who Dared to Stand Alone." i The series
will be completed at the close or the
present conference year.
Matters were comparatively quiet
among the churches yesterday, the
many visiting- clergy who occupied pul
pits last week having left Portland.
Music in churches of all denominations
Is keeping" up to a better standard than
Is usual for Summer seasons, and will
probably continue to do so through the
Exposition period, as the many strang
ers in town make attendance un
St. Patrick's Church enjoyed t-he dis
tinction of having the finest soloist in
church circles yesterday. Miss O'Brien,
of New York, singing Gounod's "Ave
Maria." Miss O'Brien, who has a deep
contralto of unusual strength and rich
ness, is soloist In the choir of the fam
ous St. Patrick's Cathedral in New
York City. She will be In Portland
several weeks and will probably be
heard at St. Patrick's, Nineteenth and
gavier streets, each Sunday during1 her
visit. Father E. P. Murphy administered
first communion to a class of 19 at the
morning service, afterward preaching
a special sermon on: "Drunkenness;
the Besetting Sin of the Day." This
class, which will be confirmed in the
Autumn, had joined the total abstinence
society of that church, and In commen
dation of this the rector gave the dis
course on the advantages oi a tem
perance life. Gounod's Mass was sung,
the choir doing splendid work with this
Services at St. Mark's.
The congregation of St. Mark's Epis
copal Church listened to a fine sermon
by Rev. W. P. Reed, of Idaho yesterday
morning, who took his text from
I. John 11: "If any man sin we
have an advocate with the father.
Jesus Christ, the righteous, and
he is the propitiation for our sins." This
sermon treated on the doctrine of the
atonement, being a clear and healthful
presentation of it. The music at St.
Mark's is all provided by the congre
gation and is a bit out of the ordinary.
Rev. J. E. H. Simpson, the rector, de
clares It to be the finest in the city
and Invites strangers to visit his
"The Message of Liberal Religion to
the Wise and Prudent." was the sub
ject of a most able discourse by Dr.
Georce Croswell Cressey. pastor of the
First Unitarian Society. Dr. Cressey's
topics and his treatment of them differ
essentially from those or otner uenora
Inations and aro especially Interesting
to scholars and thoughtful people. The
quartet choir, under the leadership of
Mrs. Frank Raley, rendered a fine mu
sical programme yesterday and during:
the Unitarian conference will present
special music Tuesday, Wednesday and
Memorial Services Held.
KniRhts of Pythias memorial services
were held at the Taylor Street Methodist
Church last night. Rev. F. Burgette
Short delivering the sermon. The large
church was crowded and the sen-ices
were most Impressive. Dr. Short's morn
ing sermon was on "The Oughtness of
Prayer." Dr. Cummlngs, who Is direct
ing the choir of this church, provides fine
music each Sunday, yesterday having
Miss McClosky, of San Francisco, as
soloist. This contralto is one of the best
known soloists In the Bay City, and her
rendition of "Abide With Me" delighted
yesterday's congregation at the Taylor
Rev. W. H. Gilbert, pastor of Calvary
Presbyterian Church, delivered an elo
qucnt sermon Sunday morning on "The
Salvation of Faith," the pulpit being oc
cupied in the evening by Rev. Mr.
Schauer, of the German Evangelical
Church. The choir numbers were es
pecially good yesterday. Miss Edwards, a
visiting contralto of Newbcrg. singing a
pleasing number. Next Sunday Holy
Communion will be administered.
Second Sermon of Scries.
At the First Congregational Church Dr.
E. L. House gave the second of a serlos
of sermons on five of the world's great
religious naintlngs. Da Vinci's "Last
Supper" was chosen for last night's dlt"
courso and the speaker was able to draw
many well placed thoughts from the groat
masterpiece. The members of the con
gregatlon held copies of the picture to
which they referred as" each point was
made. Great interest centers around this
series, and Dr. House is the recipient of
many congratulations for Inaugurating a
Sunday night service which proves at
once instructive and entertaining.
At the White Temple yesterday morn
ing there was only standing room left.
This church now makes a special point of
decorations, and the masses of ferns and
pottea plants usea mis &unaay were
much admired. Dr. J. W. Brougher
preached in the morning on "Is Christ
Coming Soon?" and in the evening on
"A Sunday Afternoon Walk Shall We Go
to the Fair?"
The young people's evening service is
now being made a special feature and
from 6:80 to 7 P. M. each Sunday there
is a reception for strangers. Several .nun
dred availed themselves of this means of
meeting the young folks of the church
and remained to the half hour meeting
which preceded the evening sermon. Last
night there was baptismal services, three
young men receiving these rites. The
special music was very fine.
Talked to the Graduates.
Last evening Rev. G. A. Learn, pastor
of Grace Baptist Church, in Montavilla.
delivered . sermon to the graduating class
of the Montavilla school. N. W. Bow
land, principal, was In charge of the class
of 40 graduates, who are as follows: Wil
liam Farrier. Alexander Schwabauer,
Benjamin Graf, Vertle Cralle. Ruth Carl
son, Rene Willfeuns, Mary Murray. Myrtle
Epton, Bess McKlsson, Roy Terwllllger.
Roscoe Yamell, Carl Henderson. Josle
Taylor, Nella Lundy, Charlotte Card. Ce
cil Barringer, George Newell, Edward
Ehler, George York, William Dawson,
Nancy France. Llliie Bryson. Lulu Bry-
son, Mamie Hansen, Jennie Kaxnsar,
Alma Phillips. LUlie Schwabauer. Lydla
Schmidt. Pearl Weaver, Lena Gilman,
Hope Nettleton. Elllng Rachc. George
Carlson, Nana Emken. Lillian Downing,
Bertha Ott, Myrtle Voorhees. Lee Hig
glns, William Rhoem, Arthur Gierke.
Feast of Corpus Christ!.
The Dominican Fathers celebrated the
feast of Corpus Christl at the Holy Ro
sary Church. Union avenue and Clack
amas street, yesterday morning, with
great solemnity, with, the aid of the male
choir of the church, under the leadership
of J. H. Cass. The altars had been mag
nificently decorated under the direction of
Mrs. Corry and Miss Lizzie Healy. Early
masses were celebrated at 6, 7 and 8:30.
and the solemn high mass, followed by
the stately procession, took place at 10:30.
Rev. Father A. S. Lawler. O. P., was the
celebrant. He was assisted by Rev. Fa
ther H. S. Shaw, O. P.. as deacon; Rev.
Father J. D. O'Brien. O. P., as subdeacon.
Rev. Mr. O'Brien delivered the sermon
appropriate to the occasion. There was
l large congregation present.
Children's Day Programme.
At the St. Johns Evangelical Church
yesterday morning children's day exer
cises were held, when the following pro
gramme was rendered: Opening song; re
sponsive reading; prayer; recitation, Jen
nie Green: address and song, class of
boys; recitation. Bertha Knight; solo.
Miss Douglass; exercise, class of girls;
recitation, Mabel Beller; chorus, class of
young ladles; exercise, class of boys; reci
tation. Mary Oregel; presenting rewards
of merits to young men; recitation, Ina
Peterson; primary class exercises;' recita
tion, Bessie Hughes; recitation, class of
girls; solo, Mr. Perkins; recitation. Opal
Davidson: collection; recitation, Marie
Marcy; chorus." young ladies; doxology.
SHOULD DD Li
Exclusion Act Cause of the
REMEDY SHOULD BE GIVEN
WHIST TOURNAMENT OVER
Portland Team Successful in Win
ning Dcscliapcllcs Trophy.
The tournament of the North Pacific
Whist Association has come to an end
with glory perched on the banners of
the Pomanders. The Deschapelles
trophy, which represents the best play
lng In all the contest, was won by the
Portland team No. 2, consisting of S.
B. Huston, N. J. Levlnson. H. P. Holmes
and John Sweeney. In the three pre
llmlnary rounds' this team was plus 34.
tne next highest being plus 9.
In the semi-finals, played Saturday
morning', Portland team. No. 1 was pit
ted against the Spokane team, and won
by plus 17. Portland team. No. 4, con
slsting of Messrs. Rlgler, Draper. Mc
Micnael and Scrlbner. was pitted
against San Francisco. No. 2, consist
ing of Mrs. Bates. Mrs. Hideout, Mrs.
Moreton and Mrs. Fredericks, and the
Portlandcrs won by plus 1. The finals
were played In the afternoon and 'Port
land team. No. 1, was victorious over
Portland, No. 4, by plus 4.
Action of Law Is Imperfect, and
"Often Reflects on Chinese' En
titled to Land on Shores of
the JJnlted States.
That the Chinese exclusion laws are
harsh in their operation Is the widespread
sentiment among persons who have been
brought into contact with thm. This
sentiment is entertained by Government
officials who have applied the laws
and regulated the admission of Chinese
Into this country. And, not only are the
statutes themselves severe, but decisions
atse government, evidencing his quali-
n cations for admission ana to nave me
cerrifleata indorsed br a member Of the
American Diplomatic Service. But these
certificates are often rejected by tne in
spectors on this side of the ocean,
RUSS0 - JAPANESE CLUB.
Social Organization Between the
Lines at Tie-Ling.
New York Times.
That the Russian and Japanese soldiers
in the field do not spend all their time in
trying to send each other to eternity Is
indicated by an article printed recently In
the Busskoje Slovo. In which Is described
what surely Is or rather was for it no
longer exists the only Russo-Japanese
club In the whole world. It was known as
th fnmhntnnt V Club " and was estab
lished midway between the Russian and
Japanese lines at Tie-Ling.
Information concerning if was given in
a letter from a Russian officer at the
front, who furnished a graphic description
of the life In camp during the two weeks
of enforced and implied truce before the
great gateway to Southern Manchuria.
The foremost lines of Russian and Jap
anese trenches at this point were consid
erably less than a mile apart, a comfort
able distance, consjderlng the close quar
ters at which the hostile camps have been
at the more hotly contested points during
the various stages of the campaign. About
midway between the camps was a little
Chinese village which the ravages of war
Commerce and Labor Department of the fore, strangely enough, had left almost
Calvin S. Helig is In Seattle on a
E. N. Blythe, of the Hood River Gla
cier, is among the Fair visitors.
Henry D. Edmonds, a prominent Spo
kane business man, is in the city at
tending the Exposition.
Mrs. O. Oviatt and Miss O. Skinner, of
New Orleans, are guests of H. T. Oviatt,
of this "city, for the Summer.
NEW YORK. Junes! (Special.) North
western people registered at New York
hotols today as follows:
From Portland A. W. Meyer, at the
From Seattle Mrs. E. M. Goss. at the
St. Denis; D. W. Hammond, at the Grand
Union; C. H. Conover, at the Saoy; E. S.
McCord. at the Manhattan; H. L. Stew
art, at the Herald-Square: S. Barghoora
and wife, Park-Avenue.
CHICAGO. June 2. (Special.) Ore
gonlans registered today as follows:
From The Dalles R. T. Root, at tho
From Portland Mrs. B. M. Lloyd, at
tho Sherman House; B. E. McDonough,
at the Great Northern: M. L. Roberts,
at the Windsor Clifton: W. H. McAl
plne and wife at the Palmer House.
From Salem J. T. Thomas, at the
Dr. Conger in Portland.
Dr. L. E. Conger, of Pasadena, CaL,
well known and prominent UnlversaHst
minister, spoke yesterday morning and
evening In the First Unlversallst Church
on the East Side. Dr. Conger is travel
ing in the Interest of a forward move
ment for Unlversallsm In California.
Oregon and Washington, the object being
nrst to reacn an members or this de
nomination and others by sending men to
explain the doctrines and purposes of the
Vniversallst Church. Finally it is deslr
.ed as soon as possible to place a super
intendent for the Universalis Church in
tne neio on tne Pacific Coast. These mat
ters were fully explained at the services
yesterday in the First Church by Rev.
W. F. Small, the pastor.
Dr. Conger Is a pleasing and forcible
speaker. He is a brother of Hon. E. H.
Conger. United States Minister at Pekln.
and greatly resembles the latter. He Is
president of the California State Unlver
sallst Convention. At the conclusion of
the services yesterday those present
made his acquaintance. He will continue
his tour of the Northwest this morning.
Series of Summer Sermons.
Rev. W. H. Hopen, D. D.. last evening
began a series of Sunday evening Sum
mer sermons on special topics. His sub
ject last evening was "A Politician Who
Had a Great Pull." Future sermons
Major Russell Known in Northwest.
SEATTLE. Wash.. June 23. (Special.)
Major Edgar Russell, assigned to Pan
ama to reorganize and extend the tele
graph and telephone systems operated by
the United States Signal Corps, made the
first trip north In charge of the cable
ship Burnslde, then laying the cable be
tween Seattle and Sitka. He ranked as a
captain then, and as such officer wa3
subsequently placed in charge of the Se
attle cable office. When he was relieved
by Major Glassford. Major Russell was
ordered to Washington.
On the Isthmus he will not only direct
work on all-communication lines, but will
also have charge of the purchase of all
Valuable Furs for Alaska.
SEATTLE, Wash.. June 2S. (Special.)
Garrett Busch. pioneer in the fur trade of
the Lower Yukon, is here with J3.000
worth of skins he has brought out from
Alaska. Busch went to Nulato on a pros
pecting tour in 1S37, but went into the
fur trade instead. He built his cabin
from whlpsawed lumber made himself en
the present site of Nulato and waited for
the Indians to visit him. His prospector's
supplies were traded for the first fur
stock and the trade grew slowly until
he now practically controls it.
Nulato la the meantime has grown into
an important post.
Assistant Postmaster 25 Years.
SEATTLE. June 25. Special. -W. j.
Coikett. Assistant Postmaster at Seattle,
celebrated the 25th anniversary of his
appointment to that office last week. Mr.
Coikett was made Assistant in the post
office under O. J. Carr immediately after
his graduation from the state university,
the town then having a population of 3000
and the place paying J3S annually In
salary. Seven postmasters have retained
Mr. Coikett was the first man to arrod
uate from the state university and he
married a classmate. Miss Clara B. Lon-bard
National Government in Interpreting the
laws are more so.
These faults are due, as a rule, not to
the immigration Inspectors, but to the
laws themselves. Government officials
whose duties have made them, famllfcir
with the matter are generally of the opin
ion that the laws necji simplification, and
should be freed of a lot of unreasonable
requirements, though the officials aro reti
cent to express themselves to newspaper
Appointment of a commission by the
President to look into the difficulty and
find a solution meets with favor n Port
land, as well as in Washington. The sug
gestion comes from Wr. D. Wheelwright,
president of the Portland Chamber of
Commerce. The problem for the commis
sion would be to devise an exclusion sys
tem which would grant free access to
this country for high-grade Chinese, yet
still keep out coolies, thereby warding off
the boycott threatened against American
trade In China. The Chinese contend
that the exclusion system as enforced Is
in violation of treaty stipulations. On ac
count of the rigid enforcement of the ex
clusion policy, not only Chinese laborers,
but Chinese merchants, travelers and stu
dents are subjected to Its harsh operation.
But a man who has an acquaintance
with the exclusion laws probably as ex
tensive as any person in Portland said
yesterday that that was only one source
of the trouble, and that another source
was the desire of the Chinese to have
their countrymen in America, notwith
standing the professed, willingness of the
Chinese upper classes to see laborers shut
out of the United States,
Big Wages a Factor.
"Chinese want their countrymen here."
said he, "because of the Wg wages they
can earn In America, and the money they
can send back to their native country.
They do not like to see their countrymen
rejected at our shores and imprisoned and
humiliated and deported as unfit to enter
our boundaries. The Chinese are begin
ning to think themselves Just as good a
grade of human flesh as any since the
Japanese have driven Europeans out of
Manchuria, and we shall see a conscious
ness of superiority growing with them
from now on."
This opinion of the Chinese Indigna
tion was echoed by several other au
thorities. One of them pointed out that
tho exclusion laws deny all Chinese
save native born access to the courts.
and that their only redress could come
from an appeal from an Inspector to
the Department of Commerce and
Labor, whose decisions naturally fol
lowed the rules laid down by that de
partment and observed by the Inspector
from whom tho appeal was made.
This denial of access to the courts Is
characterized by persons familiar witn
the law as a feature very objectionable
to the Chinese. Celestials arriving from
the Orient must eo to jail if not ad
mitted by the Inspectors. However, but
few Chinese have sought admission at this
port in the last two years and the busiest
ports of entry are Port Townsend and
San Francisco. Should an intelligent
Chinese, really entitled to land, suffer
the smallest flaw in his certificate of
admission, he must be detained and
compelled to suffer humiliation, which
he resents deeply.
Object to Rulings.
Chinese object to rulings of the de
partmcntt; which have directed the ex
elusion policy, quite as much as to
the laws; Indeed, -the rulings are ir
tually laws, themselves supplementing
me statutes, it nas Deen neia mat urn
nesc students, whom the laws are In
tended to admit, cannot enter tne
United States for the purpose of study
'nr the English language but to study
the lilgner branches of learning:
therefore they must be able to speak
English if they would secure admission.
Cnlnese ask If American students in
China would consider the same require
raent from the Chinese government as
A Chinese merchant has been held
at Sumas two weeks seeking readmis
slon to the United States, though he
has lived 23 years at Paget Sound and
is one of Seattle's wealthiest Chinese
mercn&ntx. He has made six trips to
and from China, each time returning
to this country without molestation
and hindrance from the Customs Off!
cers or the Inspectors. Recently a party
ot Highly-cultured Chinese, seeking ad
mission through an Atlantic port suf
fered the same- kind of detention and
AVhat the Law Provides.
The law provides that no Chinese la
borer can return to the United States un
less he has In this country" a wife, child
or parent, or $1000 worth of property or
debts due him to that amount It was
pointed out yesterday by an authority
on the exclusion laws that should Andrew
Kxn, of one of Portland's foremost Chl
nte merchants, go to China on a visit
and while absent suffer failure of his
business here, he could not come back.
And a case was cited of two Chinese
once returnlnsr to Port Townsend. turned
away and denied admission because the
steamship on which they were making
the voyage was delayed and brought
them to Port Townsend three days after
the limit allowed by law for their re
turn. The Chinese had to go back to
China, though they had rpent many years
in this country
The law as it stands, aims to let in
Chinese mercnants. students and travelers
without delay but owing to the many
frauds attempted by Chinese to gain ac
cess to this country the Immigration Bu
reau is extremely searching its examina
ttons. This make all the trouble and
brings all the protest.
The best way to obviate this difficulty
seems to be to make the examination of
the privileged visitors on the China side
of the Ocean and to put that duty in
the hands of the Immigration Bureau.
In that way no Chinese would start on
the voyage to America unless he were en.
titled to enter or without a certificate
which would gain him admission.
This examination of Cblneso visitors is
supposed to be made now In China by
the Diplomatic Service, for the law re
quires .every merchant or traveler or
student or teacher, coming to this coun-
. tar, to brine a certificate from the Chi'
One day, soon after the two detachments
had gone Into camp here, so the story
goes, the Russian soldiers, peeping can
tiously above their breastworks, saw s
long line of Japanese soldiers emerge
from their trenches and in single file ad
vance on a hut In the center of the village,
in a line almost as straight as the bird
Suspecting some novel stratagem, a cou
ple of Russian sharpshooters raised their
rifles and prepared to. open fle. when sev
eral of the Japanese pulled out from their
pockets white handkerchiefs, which they
began to wigwag above their heads in a
most eloquent manner. The Russians
ceased firing, but kept watching the Japa
nese out of the corners of their eyes until
they saw the entire line disappear within
the doorway of a little hut.
They saw them return, too, and during
the next day the performance was repeat
ed from the, Japanese trenches several
times. Finally, some of the Russians.
watching their opportunity and under
cover of night, ventured out to investi
gate, iney had their reward the kind
that comes In bottles.
From jbat time on the Chinese dispenser
Z strong drink was a made man. His
place was advertised far and wide
throughout the most advanced lines on
both sides, and soon became a favorite
resort where friend and foe met at odd
times to forget their differences over a
glass of Russian vodka or Chinese sakhl
The fortunes-of war were discussed and
the destiny of the two nations decided in
the old familiar way, while animosities
were entirely forgotten. The Russians
had already learned to admire their an
tagonlsts for their fighting qualities. They
came to admire them more when they
saw what an amount of liquor they could
absorb. When the Russian soldiers rolled
In happy forgetfulness under the tables
the Japanese soldiers still managed to sit
up. take notice and smile their Inscrutable
It was too good to last. One night
noncommissioned officer from the Japa
nese camp yielded to the subtle qualities
of the Chinaman's liquor. A Russian sol
dier as a Joke, meaning merely to show
the Japanese that he had made a show
of himself, took all the money the little
yellow man had in. his pockets. Then he
left the place.
But the Mikado's man followed him out
into the night, and pursued him to the
Russian lines. A few minutes later there
appeared before the Captain of the com
pany to which the Russian belonged
very Indignant little Japanese soldier, who
saluted and reported that he had been
robbed at the "club:" The Russian offi
cer was amazed. He did not know of the
existence of the club. But he made an
investigation, and upon learning that the
story ot the Japanese was true, saw that
his money was restored to him and sent
a military guard to see him safely within
his own lines.
Profits of a Wolf IlnnU
'The prize wolf story of the season
corn's from Ewen. Mich.," said A. D.
Roth, of Grand Rapids. Mich. "About
ten mile north of Ewen is a place
where tte deer are supposed to be
quite numerous. It was a sort of
yard, so to speak, where the deer were
wont to congregate in large numbers.
James Colgin believed he could find
wolves there. Partly to Investigate, but
prepared for action, he went to the
scene. Wolves were there, and they
were raising havoc with the deer, as
numerous carcasses testified. Colgin
had a quantity of suet, which he cut
up and distributed about the place.
In each piece he placed some strych
nine. The following day he returned to
the place and found that five wolvc3
had taken the bait and died. This made
him feel pretty good. But when he
heard a pack howling near by. and
coming In his direction, he made up
bis mind that he might easily add to
this number If he went about It in the
right way. It so happened that he was
but a short distance from a lake. He
figured that tho deer would run out on
the ice with the wolves in close pur
suit. This is just what happeneJ, ac
cording to Colgin's version of the af
fair. The procession passed not more
than 50 yards away and he opened fire.
With a dozen well-directed shots from
his repeater he dropped nine of the
savage brutes, thus "saving the deer's
"life. For each wolf Colgin received a
bounty of $22, and he sold the hides for
J6 each, making $28 for each of his 13
animals, or a total of $364 for his two
MOTHER GOES MUD
Kills Her Four Children in a
SHOOTS HERSELF IN SIDE
Husband Hears the Shots and He-
tarns to Find the Entire Fam
ily Weltering; in Blood
DENVER. Cola. June 25. A special to
the. News from Grand Lake, Colo., says
that Mrs. Watt- C. Gre-jg" shot and killed
her four children and attempted to take
her own life there today. The woman is
in a critical condition from a wound in
the side and may not live till morning.
The tragedy is believed to have been
committed by the woman during a fit of
temporary insanity. Her husband says
that recently Mrs. Gregg has shown signs
of mental aberration. The husband, who
was on his way to a neighbor's house.'
heard shots in the direction of his own
home, and, hastily returning, found his
wife lying wounded on the doorstep and
three children lying on the floor in pools
of their own blood. The other child was
sitting in a chair dead.
The children ranged in age irom 5
months to S years.
Cattle King's Son Is Arrested.
CLINTON. Mo.. June 25. Thomas M.
r,v nf thft defunct Salmon &.
Salmon HanV was arrested todav on a
charge of forging two notes aggregating
$10,aiO preierrea d v. otevens. -.ascj
hn hvrvithvifn' tho original notes in
Kansas City, and copies were found In
th hank hprp. bv Bank Examiner Cook.
Casey la a. son of the late George M.
Casey, 'known as the "Cattle King of
Missouri." The Salmon Bank affairs are
In a deplorable condition and It Is feared
depositors will realize lime.
Browning and tho Chinese Poet
Andrew D. White tells this story of
Robert Browning. The poet one morn
ing, hearing a noise in the street before
his house, went to his window and saw
a great crowd gazing at some Chinamen
in gorgeous costumes who were Just leav
ing their carriages to mount his steps.
Presently they were announced as the
Chinese minister at the Court of St.
James and his suite.. A solemn presenta
tion having taken place. Browning said
to the Interpreter. "May I ask to what
I am indebted for the honor of his ex
cellency's visit?" The interpreter replied:
"His excellency is a poet in his own
country." Thereupon the two poets shook
hands heartily. Browning then said:
"May I ask to what branch of poetry his
excellency devotes himself?" To which
the interpreter answered: "His excel
lency devotes himself to poetical enig
mas." At this Browning, recognizing fully
the comic element in the situation, ex
tended his band most cordially, saying:
"His excellency is thrice welcome; he Is
a brother Indeed!"
Gift for American Academy.
CHICAGO. June 23. Announcement is
made of a gift of 2100.000 by the University
of Chicago toward the tt.000.000 endow
ment fund of the American Academy of
Fine Arts in Rome.
Plnn to Keep AllTe the Humorist's
How often have the academic Informed
us that Dickens was dead a forgotten
tester a grotesque stylist-a gross exag
gerator an outgrown incident! And now
come the fast-growing society, the
Dickens' Fellowship, branches of which
have been established as far wot
as Mlchlean and as far east as
London. This is a Iea3ue of Dickens
admirers, who believe In the beneficence
of his influence and the continued charm
of his wit. It costs very little to belong
to .the fellowship, and an occasional
dinner, with as much dissertation as
menu, sums -up the obligation. Charming
as is the idea, however, ana compli
mented as we should be were we solicited
for membership, yet It must be urged
that In all likelihood it Is only we who
talked Dickens In our childhood a child
hood instituted well back In the middle
of the past century that will feel any
enthusiasm for the guild. We took Dick
ens in then as inevitably as we did the
XXIII Psalm, or Lincoln's speech at
Gettysburg, and we made the great com
pany of Dickens characters part and
parcel of our acquaintanceship. Their
speeches were our proverbs, we were
witty with Dickens' quotations, and we
estlmateu character by Dickens" stand
ards. True, we have had some education
in modern day psychological methods
since, and may have changed our mental
attitude, but. notwithstanding all that,
our half-forgotten Dickens lore and our
youth comes back with a pleasant rush at
the mention of a Dickens Fellowship.
Hood's Sarsaparilla purifies the blood
and strengthens the wholo system.
The Christian. Sabbath la a leral rest dar
I la Japaa-
Mcandcrlng on the Farm.
Osborne. Kan., News.
A city girl writes: "It is a fond
dream of mine to become a farmer's
wife and meander with him down life's
pathway." Ah. yes. that Is a nice
thing, but when your husband meanders
off and leaves you without wood and.
you have to meander up and down the
lane pulling Splinters off the fence to
cook dinner, and when you meander
along in the wet grass In search of the
cows till your shoes are the color of
rawhide and your stockings soaked, and
when you meander out across 20 acres
of plowed ground with a club to drive
the hogs out of the cornfield and tear
your dress on the barb-wire fence,
when you mander back home to the
house, find that the billy goat has
butted the stuffin out of your child and
find the old hen with forty chickens In
the parlor, you'll put your hands on
your hips and realize that meandering
is not what it is cracked up to be.
Whistler as a Critic
A new Whistler story is told by friends
of Miss Pamella Smith, the young Ameri
can artist, who has made a reputation
abroad by her original work in color and
black and white. Miss Smith's designs,
while they show uncommon imagination,
are technically crude, and a friend of
hers who knew Whistler was anxious
to get his opinion of them. She took the
portfolio of Miss Smith's illustrations to
the painter and waited anxiously as Whis
tler examined them.
He looked over them carefully, and re
marked gruffly. "She can't paint."
Then be went through them again.
"And t-he can't draw."
A third time he looked, through the
portfolio, pausing thoughtfully over each
"But she doesn't need to." he concluded.
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