Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 22, 1905, Page 8, Image 8

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    thb MOKxryg DKEGoyiajf, Saturday, jtji;y 22, 1905.
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Pennsylvania avenue.
The Boston1 Herald publishes a long
editorial on the letter flddr.i
President Hoosevelt on Chinese immi
gration. Jjy BreaWent Wheelwright, of
c-lie, PWd CViStnber of Commerce.
, fc? .awmum. ,mm&QB the letter as "a
ttdftaMmyt LfigjsJty and force." and
ftrthltrtU'rt "5jrasf evi("rnrv nf n rhanio
f jv??prrtekt4n writing: this letter was
ways acts upon his conceptions of duty
to the public and to his fellow-men.
His letter did Indeed carry the Impres
sion of dignity and force. But, as The
Oregonian conceives, the position was a
mistaken one: and It is certain that the
deduction from the letter that it indi
cates change of sentiment In our Pa
cific States as to Chinese immigration
Is entirely erroneous. '
It is beyond question that there la
much work here that Chinese might do
jtb advantage to the country. A mll-
kn Chinese laborers on the Pacific
list would hasten development in
jjy ways, Muefe work, of the kinds
les weHl -will long go un'-jne.
ttdjilauto ot Chinese, even in the
Ld JMthers. v juld produce deep
F IMmho samg n s our own working
R4fW5pfrM went it. violently.
In aHlWBraBLHiys. kV deem th rnn-
tentrnent offfr( jbwn people and. the
pevf IKe 'cbuntry as of more lm
pcrtsnee than the profit that would en
sue from newlnflux of Chinese labor.
Besides. he .commotion would bo so
preat that' It jnaybe doubted whether,
on the whole, the progress of the coun
try would not be checked, rather than
accelerated, even in an Industrial way.
If there is any change of sentiment
In the Pacific States on this subject. It
has been rather in the direction of con
tinued enforcement of the policy of ex
clusion than for relaxation of it In the
opinion of The Oregonian, not one voter
in ten In our Pacific States would sup
port any proposition to reopen the gates
to Chinese laborers, even In very lim
ited numbers. So powerful, so nearly
unanimous, is public sentiment on this
subject, that the suggestion or proposal
'will not be accepted, as a serious or
practical question.
If any harm can come of such sug
gestion, it will spring from the inter
pretation that will be placed upon it in
the Eastern States, where people may
be led to think, as the Boston Herald
evidently does, that the people of the
Pacific States may be disposed to give
up their opposition to Chlnese'lmmigra
tion. They certainly are not so dis
posed, nor will they be.
After the conventions of doctors, and
txiftra gists (female), and Methodists,
and charity experts, which have come
in swift succession, filled our churches
and c halls, and displayed their badges
on our streets, it is something of a re
lief to welcome these Jolly Germans!
2Co slight is intended to the very grave
and reverend slgnlors; but here are peo
ple on straight pleasure bent. Three
days of song and feast and good-fellow-J5hip
no wonder, being Germans, they
flock to it Here Is one thing they can
teach us. and that is how to give time
to 'harmony and mirth, without regret
or back looks. How do they do it? Are
they any less business people than their
Amerlcan-Ixjrn neighbors? Not a hit.
They work as hard and as long and as
fruitfully as the rest Are they as
earnest about that? Every whit Ger
man thoroughness is proverbial. Tet it
is hard to Imagine a like gathering of
any other race. How is It then?
In the first place, they are musical.
W shall watch them sing and listen.
and see hw the eyes of- them all a4
flash ac the choruses ring ojit The
musks alone would draw thewa. But be-
on 2 of" the common Tatherland. They
are Germans all. born and bred, with
the Old "World blood running In their
veins, and the pride of race flowing
strong. Americans? Yes, but German
Americans none the less as genera
tions pass. "Welcome they have here.
No place in this wide world is so fit for
their meeting as Portland today. How
they will enjoy It!
It has been considerably more than a
year since the various transportation
lines operating out of Portland were
satisfied to a certainty that there would
be very heavy t raffle to and from Port
land. The Northern Pacific, with its
customary enterprise, equipped two
new trains throughout and made heavy
additions to rolling stock and motive
power. Other roads also increased their
equipment for handling the big traffic
There were plenty of idle steamships
lying around the Pacific Coast ports
when the railroads began securing the
additional equipment they would need
for the land travel. Some of these
steamers were sicked ud by outsiders
having no established traffic connec
tions at Portland, and they have all
been running to their canaeitv for
months. Even had there been an insuf
ficient number of steamers on the' Pa
cific Coast there was nlentv of time.
when the railroads began preparing for
tne rush, for the Harrlman steamship
lines to secure steamers on the Atlan
tic Coast
But no effort was made to secure the
additional tonnage that was sure to be
needed, not only after the Fair travel
began, but to relieve the congestion of
traffic that eariy in the Spring was tax
ing the capacity of very little craft
that could turn a wheel on the ocean.
Now comes Mr. Schwerln, and, after
looking over the thousands of visitors
who have innocently purchased tickets
in the East entitling them to meals and
berth on steamer between Portland and
San Francisco, announces that no re
lief can be offered them. Some of these
first-class passengers, if they are lucky,
can secure berths in the steerage. A
few others, by paying an extra fare and
engaging berths far enough in advance,
can make the trip on some of the nu
merous small steamers on the route,
but the greater number of the unfortu
nates are confronted with the alterna
tive of waiting, for weeks for a berth
on the steamer or going overland.
Theoretically 'and by the Huntlngton
ian line of reasoning, the Harrlman
system Is not losing anything by this
general demoralization of traffic and
strong bid for the ill will of every pas
senger over the lines. Actually, the
system will be a heavy loser, for the
feelings of a passenger who has trav
eled 2000 miles to enjoy a trio on the
ocean, has paid for the privilege, and
is then turned down, will not be such
as to make him a good advertising
ageni ior me corporation wnich has
victimized him. This old Huntinrton
policy, to which Mr. Schwerln and Mr.
Stubbs bo religiously adhere, has In
jured Oregon to a greater extent than
it is possible to estimate. The Oriental
steamers now leaving port are running
light, an excellent Harrlman reason
why there should be no increase in the
service. Two months hence there will
be more traffic than they can handle.
and it will then be impossible to secure
steamers. The overflow, then, as in the
pajt will drift over to Puget Sound,
and a good portion of the business thus
diverted will remain there even when
steamers are again going out of Port
land with half-filled holds.
The more enterprising steamshiD men
in charge of the business on Pueet
Sound anticipate the traffic and provide
for it Through good times and bad
times they offer shippers a frequent and
regular service, and the result of this
service is noticeable In the fact that
hardly a steamer leaves the port of
Tacoma without shipments, lanre or
small, from pome of the points in Port
land territory. It may be wrong to
blame Mr. Schwerln for this most un
satisfactory stat of affairs. He nrobn-
bly regards Portland with the usual
California contempt seldom visits the
port which pours so many millions into
the Harrlman coffers, and gets away as
quickly as he can. when he does come.
Mr. Harrlman told us that Mr. Schwerln
was to have full power over steamshiD
traffic out of this port, "but he also told
us that we were to have all of the
steamers needed to handle the traffic
Either Mr. Schwerln's power has since
been curtailed or he Is not carrying out
tne promises made by his employer.
The Chicago market scored another
remarkable advance yesterday, closing
3 cents higher than on the day previ
ous, and making a net gain for the
past three days of more than 8 cents
per bushel. Just how much of this ad
vance Is due to manipulation and how
much of it is caused by deterioration in
the growing crops is uncertain. But
whatever the cause may be, it is now
quite apparent that the European mar
ket cannot be stampeded Into follow
ing the violent bulges In this colmtry.
The September option gained nearly 3
cents per bushel in Chicago Thursday,
and Liverpool acknowledged this
strength yesterday with an advance of
a quarter of a cent per bushel. If these
prices can be maintained in this coun
try, and Europe continues indifferent
as she has for the past year or more.
we shall probably see a repetition of
last year's business, when the export
trade dropped down to the smallest pro
portions noted since 1S72.
The recollection of the short crop and
attendant high prices last year has un
doubtedly been a strong factor in forc
ing prices up this season, and has made
the market extremely sensitive to the
slightest whisper of crop damage The
fact that our exports (flour Included)
last year dropped down to 43,797,000
bushels of wheat compared with ship
ments averaging- more than 200,000,000
bushels per year for the Ave years end
ing in 1903-01. has caused a number of
Eastern writers to express the belief
that this country has already reached
and passed the zenith of its greatness
as a wheat exporter. The figures, of
course, in a degree corroborate this view
of the matter, for In the worst previ
ous year since we began to assume im
portance as a wheat-exporting country
the exports amounted to nearly 90,000,
000 bushels.
It must be remembered, however, that
it was not alone the poor cropland high
prices at home which resulted in the
comparatively insignificant shipments
last year; but the 'situation was very
materially affected by enormous crops
of wheat in India, Russia and the Ar
gentine, the three greatest competitors
which the United State .has to contend
with la the wheat .tra4e. The surpltts
from the crops the thre ountri
previous experts that Xurope, is. the
face of the- abnormal strength In the
United States, hammered prices down
to a lower level than was reached the
preceding year, when this- country ex
ported 121.000.000 bushels. The United
States last year, as well as thW year.
was enjoying a period of phenomenal
prosperity, and there was, lri addition
to an Increased consumption of wheat
a manifest independence among holders
of the cereal about selling it except at
high figures.
The foreigners, on the contrary, must
and always do sell, as soon as the wheat
is harvested, regardless of the price of
fered. It will according- be Impossible
to estimate accurately the effect of last
year's light crop in this country, had
there at ' the same time been a light
crop In other countries and higher
prices abroad. It is a certainty that
there would have been several million
bushels more wheat sent out -of this
country. The continued growth of pop
ulation in this country and the en
croachments of diversified farming on
the lands which in the past have been
devoted to wheat growing will eventu
ally take the United States out of the
list of exporting countries, but it is
hardly probable that the limit has yet
been reached. High prices for the past
two years have stimulated production,
and the new acreage brought in has
undoubtedly been sufficient under the
same Ideal conditions which were re
sponsible for the record crop of 1D01. to
produce another record-breaking crop,
which would leave a large surplus to
be marketed abroad.
Bishop Thoburn's closing remarks be
fore the Methodist Congress proclaim
him a very Abdlel for courage and lone
some fidelity to obsolete ideals. Puffed
up as we are, fairly gloating with van
ity over our righteousness, be says our
depravity would shock the reprobate
heathen Hindoos; and that we need
missionaries a great deal more here at
home than they do on Greenland's icy
mountains or India's coral strand. "Go
you never so high In the Himalaya
Mountains." he Is understood to have
said, "you will find the Hindoos getting
more and more shameless as you as
cend: but not at the very summit can
you discover any of them to equal
America today In sbamelessness."
This Is flattering. And, since the good
bishop has had many opportunities to
observe both Hindoos and Americans, it
is quite likely to be true. A modern
poet of some lyric fame, has touchlngly
referred to the Immodesty of the lost
heathen of India In a well-known
stanza t
The poor, benlcntcd Hindoo,
He does the best he kin do:
He etlcka to his caste from Srct to li-t.
And for rants he mike his rkln do.
People who would do that on the
snowclad summits of the Himalayas
must be pretty bad. Bishop Thoburn
pays they do worse still; for the Hindoo
this poet had In mind dwelt on the low
land, while as you ascend the moun
tains, says the bishop, they get more
and more shamelcs. He did not go
into details, since there were ladles In
the congregation, but It would not sur
prise one If he really meant that those
deplorable mountaineers maKe their
skins do for shirts as well as pants.
But we Americans are worse, he
thinks. Bishop Thoburn did not ex
plain just how we are worse, but he
said enough to give one a good guess
at what he had in mind. In fact, he
was probaly thinking how hard it
would be to pick up among the blinded
heathen, whose Integuments save them
so many tailors' bills, exactly that com
bination of Impudence arid suave hy
pocrisy which America admires In her
Chauncey Depew. Or. perhaps, what he
wished to hint was that if those Hin
doo gymnosophists had the present New
York Legislature on the summit of the
Himalayas, they would kick the pu
trescent mass away Into Infinite Kspace.
Let us hope they would.
But very naturally and becomingly,
the apostolic bishop, grieved most deep
ly over the Immodest behavior of cer
tain of our spiritual exemplars. "It is
the antics of these saintly, but shame
less, vessels." he meant very likely,
though he did not quite say so, "that
would make the entire garment of a
naked Hindoo blush crimson." Bishop
Thoburn "has seen ministers preach on
sensational subjects merely to draw a
crowd!" Indeed! So have the rest of
us. We have not only seen but heard
them; and the bishop may rest assured
that distressing as they were to see,
they were worse to hear. It has been
the unhappy lot of one American con
gregation to sit under the "drippings of
a pulpit where the Inspired theme was
"The Man Under the Bed..' to say noth
ing of "Was the Sheet Too Long, or the
Girl Too Short?" A number of Ameri
can critics have been cheered lately,
and spiritually renewed, by the specta
cle of a band of evangelists proceeding,
to the sound of the harp and timbrel, at
the head of several hundred godly
Youths and maidens, through the red
light quarters. It Is impossible for the
bishop to conceive how many of the
painted women of the stews were led to
forsake their sins by the spectacle of
these fleeting, but holy, visitors; but
being a man of evident good sense, he
can easily conceive how many of the
visitors would be Inspired by what they
saw to return, on errands less evan
gelistic, perhaps, but not less inviting.
Away off in India, where he passes
most of his time Bishop Thoburn has
dropped behind the age. He docs not
know that preaching has become, a di
vine vocation, of course, now as Always,
but also a business to be exploited and
advertised like any other commercial
undertaking. The successful preacher
is a financial success. He .Is expected
to save a soul -or two now and then,
but incidentally. Th-a moment he falls
to draw a paying congregation his call
becomes dubious. Naturally, then, his
zeal takes any direction which ulti
mately leads to the pocket If "The
Man Under the Bed" has that trend,
why not preach about him? So reasons
the up-to-date Boanerges, and he rea
sons well according to his lights. If
the lights are a little dim. perhaps the
preacher Is not the only one to bTknae
for it
Looking- ahead to June. 1S0S, who Is
the larger political figure. Boot or Taft?
If John Hay had lived, perhaps the
eyes of the Republican party and the
votes In the National Convention would
have turned, to the Secretary of War.
But within the past two weeks Eliau
Hoot at personal sacrifice, has returned
to the service of his country In the
highest office next to the Precldsscy.
As each succeeding day finds this Na
tion taking a bigger part in the affairs
f the family of sattoo. the Secr-Aarr
oC State mmt became more promirUat
before the nopi. Wherein lies Root's
-sTrStrtt? rf kit tsUU he XM lUirrtirt
for this distinction? What is his rec
ord, private and public? Where did he
get his political start? These Questions
are answered fally in an. article to be
published la The Sunday Oregonian to
morrow, together with sidelights on the
character of the great New Tork law
yer that cannot fall to be oi general
If It had only rained the first day. of
June, the public would have been
spared the Exposition Ice-water story,
details and variations of which have
been literally sown broadcast over the
land. A figment of the Jaundiced imag
ination of a yellow correspondent in the
first place. It has been hurled back and
forth across the continent revised and
enlarged at various points, until even
its sensational father would not know
It If the clerk of the weather had not
been cajoled into giving us a fine day
for "opening day." our venerable friend,
ex-Speaker Cannon, would not have
had occasion to wipe the perspiration
from his brow and there would have
been no fee-water story to tell or refute.
And yet poor, misguided creatures, we
all rejoiced at the blue sky and bright
sunshine in which June and "the Expo
sition opened!
The Chicago teamsters' strike (after
more than a hundred days of'turmoll,
has been declared "off." The record of
this struggle has been one of lawless
ness. It has nearly a score of deaths
to Its credit and nearly half a thou
sand persons have been injured In the
tumult that prevailed durintr its con-
tinuance. Not the rank and file of hon
est labor, .but a few leaders working In
their own Interests, are responsible for
this heavy blow to organized, labor
Venal, arrogant, presumptuous, these
enemies of labor Insinuated themselves
Into its confidence, ruled Its councils,
levied tribute upon its substance, and
wrecked its hopes. The. thousands of
honest worklngmen who followed the
leaders only to be betrayed are entitled
to public sympathy, and to a chance
to earn as Individuals a good and hon
est Hvlng.
In Thursday's Oregonian a remark
was quoted from the Open Court, with
out disapproval, that most converts In
India accept Christianity from interest
ed motives. Bishon Thoburn says to
day in reply that these converts feel
that "they have trained evervthine" bv
accepting Christalnlty. Is not this ex
actly wnat tne Open Court contended?
Suppose, instead of gaining everything,
they had lost .everything by becoming
Christians: would they have mad the
change? And ,yet loss, not gain, is
dm uie true convert must expect
Jesus. I mr cross have taken.
All to leave ind follow th .
not "all to gain and follow thee."
The bishop seems rather to confirm the
trutn or what was quoted from the
Open Court.
The International Mercantile Marine
Company, at its meeting at Hoboken.
N. J., a few days ago. Issued a state
ment showing for the year ending last
December a deficit of J1.H2.008. as com
pared with a surplus of 51,797,797 for
the preceding year. The president
ascribes the poor showing to the contin
ued depression In freight rates on the
North Atlantic during the latter part of
1901. A contributing cause to the deficit
micht also be found In the fact that
when the company was Morganizcd it
took over at high prices a large number
of ancient and expensively operated
steamers, which. In comparison with
some of the craft running Independent
of the trust are very poor dividend-
The Milwaukle Council has repealed
the ordinance recently passed for the
benefit of a bunch of Portland gamblers
who had tired of frying to pry the lid
off in this city. In addition to the gam
bling license, the Milwaukle Council
also Issued a liquor license to the
knights of the green cloth. Now, In or
der that none of the money will revert
back to the gamblers, the Council very
generously -consents to the selling of
liquor. As the prospects -for a grand
rush from Portland to Milwaukle for
the purpose of buying booze are not
very alluring, the transaction has the
appearance of being one where the
gambler loses and the Council wins.
Another millionaire is dead as the re-
result of the Impact between his auto
mobile driven at a high rate of speed
and a poor, old-fashioned buggy, the
owner of which had the assumption to
have his slow vehicle on the street
The event it can scarcely be called an
accident occurred on a street In Los
Angeles: the victim was M. T. Hancock,
the millionaire plow manufacturer. The
automobile was wrecked, while the
buggy received -but a glancing blow
and Its occupants were uninjured. The
Providence that is supposed to watch
over the foolish was deflected from its
course In this Instance and extended
protection to the other, fellow.
Judge Cameron Is reported as saying
that the law "is sufficiently broad to
bar any. woman from liquor establish
ments not accompanied by her hus
band." This startling assertion brings
dismay to the mind of- Attorney Held,
who declares that "any saloon-keeper
would not be safe In allowing women in
his establishment" What is to become
of our boasted liberties when women
cannot patronize our booze emporiums
without being accompanied by their
husbands? Suppose they are not mar
ried? Or suppose the husbands won't
go? The outlook for -the ladies is cer
tainly dark.
At least Russia and Japan, who never
have known much heretofore, have
found out that ' the world Is round.
Japan's peace comrakssieners go west
to Washington; Russia's go east to
Washington. And they expect to saeet
"The great 'heavens, daddy," said the
boy pulling at his father's ceat tails at
the Fourth of July celebration, "did
you' know the world was as big as
With the Mazaaaa this year there is
& corps ef expert photographers. One
of thera slid part way down Mount
Rainier Wedaesday. and catae- near
losing his life, bat his calleagae held
the caaera en the jeering object until
it stopped. It Isn't always so ennveai
lent to cosaMog pieasere with hsabtess'
The e&me New Tork Legislature that
refused to ewt Jadge Hooker, the
grafter, from the bench, proposes new
to investigate the affairs of the XqvtMa
Me Life. i 1
Witte is Hlcely t tod that Jajea
hc no half-price . lw m ir. harm tm tm
Oesa h Pellon. Piled.
T. K. Hedrlck writes, in the St Louis
Globe-rDesBocrat. this choice new version
of an old and popular poem:
Mary bid a little lamb;
Its fleece was slightly soiled;
It followed her to 'Washington.
And she got the darned beast
Is It possible that the distressingly hot
weather in St. Louis can have such an
effect upon a distinguished newspaper
poet or does Mr. Hedrick mean it? Pos
sibly this Is what he -Intended to convey:
Mary bad a little lamb;
Its fleece- acquired a taint;
She turned It into money.
And she bought a brand new
Bathing suit
A standing reward of-J0.50tt Is hereby
offered for the name and whereabouts of
any river 100 miles or more In length that
has not along its shores at least three
Lovers' Leaps.
Dr. Francis Bond, a celebrated British
physician., promulgates and defends the
theory 'that cheese Is mors nutritious
than meat Hurrah for Llmburgef ! Abas
The vexed problem as to the immor
tality of the mule has been settled. At
Upper Alton. III., a mule has been dis
covered which is nearly 70 years of age,
the proof of its age being regarded as
indisputable. This mule is also a stand
ingor kicking refutation of the oft-told
tale of old men who hold that drinking,
smoking and chewing are not conducive
to early. death. The Upper .Alton mule
never took a drink of whisky, smoked a
cigar or chewed a chew of tobacco In his
life. He never smoked a cigarette,
either: he Is V mule, and he knows bet
ter. This venerable mule Is unlike most
ancient ones in another respect name
ly, that he did not vote for Andrew Jack
son. There is nothing at all boastful
about this remarkable animal. Though,
according to his biography as related by
his owners, he came from Bunker Hill,
he makes no claim to having fought In
the battle.
"What to "do If lost" Is a problem upon
which some newspaper writer Is giving
advice. The easiest thing Is to go and
teach a counjry school for $30 a month
and And yourself.
Oklahoma appears to be sufficiently civ
ilized to entitle her to statehood. A few
days ago four men had a quarrel about
some books, and two of them were killed.
Culture comes high In Oklahoma, but
they must have It.
It Is of immediate importance that
steps be taken for an official revision of
the public Idea as to the character of the
late (not so very late, either) J. P. Jones.
We are reliably Informed that In one
of the departmental offices at Washing
ton Is a collection of likenesses of our
disinterred naval hero, made during his
lifetime, more than a hundred years ago.
One represents him as a pirate of the
Spanish main, such as small boys of Huck
Finn and Tom Sawyer's time used to em
ulate as long as their provisions held
out His complexion, of course, is
swarthy: his moustache is fierce, black
and droopy: bis long, snaky locks float
to windward, and In bis hand he carries
a cutlass more terrible than a butcher's
cleaver or a Cossack's saber. His leath
ern apron, adorned with the siull and
cro S3 bones symbol, is armamcnted at the
waistline by several horse pistols or
maybe they are mere Colt's navy
weapons, though, they appear to be full
grown. Another picture depicts the late
Jones as a Chines: pirate In the thrilling
attitude of scuttling a ship. Still an
other likeness shows Mr. J. In the uni
form of a Russian Admiral, and this Is
the worst of alL Now that the bones of
John Paul Jones (or somebody who will
do Just as well for the purpose) are
nearlng our shores day oy day. shall we
sit tamely and permit such pictorial as
persions to be -cast upon his memory?
Nay! Let us arise, as one man. the
women Included, children over 12 admit
ted free, and demand that the likenesses
of the late sea fighter be clothed in the
full uniform of an American Admiral on
dress parade, engaged In the act of
drinking a toast to the President or. bet
ter still, singing "Hoch der Kaiser!"
Strange Is the tale that comes from
Missoula. Mont Yea. even more strange
than any of the startlers In the initial
book of Mary MacLane. of Butte. Con
gressman Joseph Dixon, .o runs the
story, has "received indisputable proofs"
that the explorer. Cajrtaln William Clark,
of the late well and favorably known
firm of Lewis & Clark, was married to
a winsome Pocahontas of the Nez Perces
tribe on his way out to the Coast, a hun
dred and one years ago, and that "the
Indian" bride accompanied the explorer
to the Coast, and, returned with him to
her own country, where ner son was
born." Perish "the thought! but have we
but Just unveiled a bronze statue of a
squaw and her pappoose. supposed to be
Sacajawea and the joint son and. heir of
herself and Totflssant Charbonncau. but
In reality otherwise"? Has history been
falsified these hundred yean?? This mar
velous tale from Missoula relates that
the son of the, union called himself "Me
Clark." and that the daughter of Me still
lives In Missoula. 'But more, still morel
The people of Missoula are T&XsiBg a
fund to send this descendant and- her
children to the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion. Numerous persons have claimed
the distinction of being lineal descendants,
of Captain Meriwether Lewis, who died a
bachelor, and. have sought recognition by
the Exposition upon that ground. But
this story strikes a new note. The proof
of the .descent is emphasized by the fact
that "the granddaughter still has a trace
of the Clark red hair, her own being
sandy." While we cannot accept . the
story without further evidence. It must
be conceded 'that the IdentiflcatloB is
fully as authentic as that in. the easeof
John. Paul Jones. "Truly, Oct Ior makes
strange bedfellows!
Newbcrg Graphic Souvenir Edition!
E. H. Woodward and W. C Woodward,
editors and publishers of the Newherg
Graphic aempaper. are to be congratu
lated on the splendid !eue of the souvenir
edition of that paper, aaarklag Its 17th
year of public usefulaess. Fifty pages of
well-printed, and selected xaater, fllustra
tioas aad an elaborate froatispiece, .are
p reseated. It la not a "been" edition, hat
tells frmiikiy aad truthfully of the growth
of NewMrg" aad Chebalem Valley. New
herg was enly lacerperated K years -age,
and now has over cKkeas- One ef the
notable 'features ef the-setfvelr edttiea is
the page devoted to a beauty shew o
Newherg baMea f&eec. '
Swift CeatmnRitr.
, Chica News.
Tewriet t wslerrtaad year "Wtscm
TtmtfcfMr 1 ' Sam Yea.
a xsjm two hasp te leave
aad k
ot east sa tea.
XetreyoHtam Advcatarrs of tic Man Who Brake the Traaacoattaeatal
Railroad Record He Tells Afcest Ills Doc sad Vlalts tae Steele
New Tors: Sun. Julr 13.
Walter Scott the cowboy-miner,
whose special train broke all railroad
records between, the Pacific Coast and
Chicago, came Into New. York yester
day with one thing to be proud of and
one thing to regret
"No one ever came near that 45-hour
record 6f mlpe." he said, "and I don't
think any one ever will unless I break
It myself on the way home. It was an
awful trip, and when I got oft the train
the president of the Santa- Fe says to
me: "Scotty, you can have anything;
we've got, and if you want to go back,
from Chicago to Los Angeles we'll take
you In 4 J hours.'
"And," said Scotty, "I've been thlnk
ln over whether I'll take him up or
not My wife ia'black and blue from
the knees up from that trip East. There
was. only four whole windows In the
dining-car when we finished and not a
whole glass o drink out of."
"Was it worth $5500?" Scotty was
'It was worth Just about $40,000 for
the sensation," said Scotty. "and It
cost me Just about $9000. You know,
you can't come through on a cham
pagne flyer and keep your hands In
your pockets. I spent the first 30 hours
In the cab with the engineer, and the
better he did the more money I
passed him. I didn't give him the
bankroll, but he did pretty well, I
was the engineer myself when we ran
a mllo In 37 1-5 seconds." ...
All that is what Scotty Is proud of.
What he is not proud of, and resents,
is the insinuation that he is throwing his
money away.
"It's this way," said Scotty. "John
D. Rockefeller can have a special train
and no one says anything about it
but when Mr. Scott has a special train
every one goes up in the air and says
he's burning up his -money. My wife"
said I was crazy, but I earned the
money and I'm spending it as I please.
I'm giving it for value received. That
was the trouble In Chicago. Out there
they says: 'Here comes Scotty, the
crazy miner, and we'll all get big tips."
"Did they? Not on your life. They
was all asleep. The bellhops was asleep
and the clerks was asleep, the hack
drivers was asleep and the hotel man
agers was asleep. They expected me
to wake 'em up with hundred-dollar
bills. Philadelphia ain't got nothing
on Chicago when it comes to the sleep
line. I wonder If It's the same here?"
Scotty bounded to the telephone of
his room in the Herald Square Hotel
and said very softly to the operator:
"Is that gallon of whisky that "I or
dered com In' up pretty soon? I've been
waltln' a long time."
Presently it came in the shape of
four quarts. The boy said it came
to $8.
"There's $10; keep the change." said
Scotty. Illustrating his conservatism.
"You know." said Scotty. "when I'm
four-flushing I buy champagne, but when
I'm with folks I can't deceive I buy whis
ky, because that's what I like best
That's me all the way through." I want
what I want an I'll pay Just what It's
worth, and then If I want to pass out a
ten or a hundred for a tip for extra good
service, nobody's got any kick coming.
If I see a woman with a child that needs
money. 131 give it to her, or a man
Now In New York Worn In the Fight
With the Scrapis.
To the Editor of the New York Times:
Recently, while making some re
searches In the Astor Library, I came
across the following Item in a file of
your valuable paper, under date of Oc
tober 31. 1S8S:
John Hrslop. who died Sunday- at his real
dence. 113 East Eighty-third street. la his
S3 year, was born la New York In 1800 on
John street. So. 27, near Kajtau. which was
at that time regarded as the most aristo
cratic portion of the city. HIa father, also
John Hyilop by name, was a Scotchman by
birth, but had early come to this country,
and was a close friend of John Paul Jones,
the famous Revolutionary naval commander.
It was at the Hyfiop house that this brave
old sea flrhter made hl home when visiting.
Xew York, and the late Mr. Hyslop preserved
fevers! relics which were closely associated
with him. One or these was a coat or mail
worn by Jones under his outer clothing dur
mz the celebrated battle between his ship,
the Bonhoraxne Richard, and the British ship
Serspls. and la now in the possession of Mr.
ilyjiops only surviving son. Afsistar.i unxteo
States Bank Examiner Robert Hyslop.
At this time, when such great Inter
est Is being manifested in the tradition
and record of John Paul Jones (aptly
called the Father f .the American
Navy) U is Interesting to know that
the coat of mall whlsh he wore durlns
tha.t most memorable contest between
his ship, the Bonhomme Richard, and
the British ship Serapts Is still, in ex
istence in good condition. Its Identify
has long since been established be
yond question.
It is made of hammered wrought
Iron and weighs 30 pounds. It Is lined
with strong canvas, stuffed with horse
hair. E. L, C
Yonkers. July 3.
rve always been sn only child
And lived with Ma and Pa.
And knew I had Just one Aunt Kate.
But her I never saw.
Before the- Fair, no kith nor kin
E'er wrote nor yet cam near.
But now. "da Usber Augustine."
My relatives are here.
There's father's uncle's niece's wife
And mother's nephew's child.
With Cousin Hush's rambunctious boys
That make me nearly wild.
And Great Aunt 'Lisa's" fussy dress "
That looks so qualntlsh queer.
But. oh. "du lleber Augustine." '
My relatives are dear.
Trcm north and south and east and west,
Aad "goodness knows" elsewhere.
They're' streaming forth -to look ns tip
And taks In the b'tr Hair:
If ever I've not lonesome been
Throughout the livelong year,
TVibow, ""da lleber Augustine."
"Mr relatives are near.
TVs shell the peas and string the beans
And. rorty-'leren plea bake, s
And wash tha dlsfees o'er and o'er 4
And cttr up bread and cake,
Aad sweep and dust and fry and stew.
The table set and clear.
Tor aow. "du lleber Augustine,". .
My relatives are her. -' ,
Aad. thea it's take them oat to walk '
-Or rtda for saany a alls. .
Aad 'seek tha very loagest way
The sfeort hours to tsesra-Ue;
.Asd take 'ioe this aaabrlarUosae that.
Msgaaalmoas appter;
Tts time, t-'da lleber AsgiMtlae,"
My relative to cheer. . ""
Waaa eae lot gees, another 'cesses,
Aa4 so the. stress flows oa; ' '
I weaker if they'll tMalc ot sae ?
Wheat they have,, homeward-gone.
Before lie Fair, ae kith rer kin
17 er wrote, aor e'er came. near. .
Bat sew, "n Ueaer AagHstlee,"
I& alaUera t&sy asar. '
July 21. IMg. COUggf MARIS.
What a Day Brought Forth.
CetaaMa. (S. CO State. '
With the He, eajasettt Kyan T111bbb
yfeodtng- agahwt. aay wrt to "aeon"
ta pafctic dlscweten aal the Charlestoa
evj nasi Oewrfer eonfeeetog that "his
serie emariaMert ha anwea away," beta
mi the things w te aad the stwe day.
tW- psatt Umsn of rails! mBHcy
fm dsspoeed to hufotre wbar he at "."
that's down and out that deserves a lift
can have it
"Why, say; I was in Los Angeles a
few years ago, and I didn't have enough
money to buy grease for my boots, and
nobody had anything for me. So I 'says.
'Some day I'll be back here and make
'em all look cheap. When I -did come
back with the goods. I spent it where I
wanted to. and where It did the most
good. I had suites of rooms In the three
finest hotels, and I only used one, just
to show them how much I despised 'em.
"One day I was walkin along and I
saw a lot of swell dogs with collars and
leashes, and I saw some fellers chasin
a little yaller dog under a culvert where
he hid. That yaller dog reminded me of
myself a couple of years before, and I
made for him.
" 'He's for the pound. says one of the
fellers that's chasin him.
" 'He's for me, says I. "What's the
damage? They said it was a dollar, and
I threw it at 'em and took the dog.
What's he been doln' ever since? Nothln
but travelln on special trains and llckln'
milk out of a silver pall. He's sitting
down in the cabnow, waltln" for me at
so many dollars an hour. I wouldn't sell
him for $10,000. He reminds me of my
self The worthy dog thus spoken of Is Gold
bug, Mr. Scott's constant companion. Na
ture Intended him to be a red setter, but
modeled him on the lines of a daschund.
When Scotty and Goldbug got off the
Twentieth Century Limited at 9:30 o'clock
yesterday morning a crowd of 300 people
surrounded them. They came up to expectations.-
except in the matter of Gold
Dug's collar. That was supposed to be of
diamonds, but Scotty explained that he
left it in Chicago with Mrs. Scott for
safe keeping.
Scotty soon went downtown in his cab,
intending to call upon J. M. Gerard, of the
Knickerbocker Trust Company, who grub
staked him four years ago. He did not
find Mr. Gerard, but he did find the Stock
"T never had such a time In my life." he
said afterward. "They Just mobbed me. I
had to leave Goldbug outside, and I gave
a boy $5 to take care of him. Those brokers
are fierce. I'm glad I left the main
bankroll with the missus."
When Scotty returned to the hotel it
was time to ask him: Where did you
get it?
"I got it out of my mine in Death
Valley." the cowboy said. "It's about
150 miles east of Los Angeles, but no
body knows Just the location except
me. Mr. Gerard and the boy3 who .work
for me. We've got a ledes about 20
inches deep with the gold In kidneys.
In the last year and a half I've taken
out $140,009. I've got a crusher there
and two men workin for me. They
get $300 a month apiece. The ore runs
about $S3.0C0 to the ton and has run
over $100,000 at times."
Scott Is 27 years old. He is smooth
faced, ruddy, pleasant squarely built
weighs about 130 pounds, and is as
lively as a grig. He wears a blue suit,
a blue flannel shirt, with a red four-in-hand
scarf, and a black felt hat that
runs to a peak. He does not wear
boots. He drinks, bet does not seem
to mind it
"I had $23,000 when I left California,
and I've got $19,000 now. That's enough
for a few minutes."
Scotty Invaded the Waldorf late In
the afternoon and began to buy wine
for two friends who accompanied hlm-
Philadelphia Inquirer.
Can you understand
"Why a man who has to pay his -wife's
dressmaking and cleaning bills will sit
In a street-car with one foot across his
knee, so that -every woman who passes
him must brush her frock against the
dirty sole of his shoe?
"Why any woman, who has ever
, watched a newsboy or an Italian pea
nut vendor make change will slip a
dime or a nickel into her mouth while
she' Is using both hands to Investigate
her purse or bag?
Why a man who in bearing and dres3
is to all Intents a gentleman can sit
in a crowded street-car with a half
cold or smouldering cigar in his hand
until the odor from that stub will
sicken all the women and most of th
men in his vicinity?
Why a pretty girl who talks in a loud
voice in public places'lmagines that all
men who are watching her furtively or
openly are lost In admiration?
Why a man in a crowded street-car
would rather open and shut the front
floor for 20 women than move down
two feet and hang on a strap?
Why a woman will walk seven blocks
to save 2 cents a yard on a piece of
-silk and then fall to observe that the
butcher is holding out the bones and
trimmings of her Sunday roast and the
Ice man is occasionally adding an extra
5 cents to his bill?
Why a man will dodge trolleys, 'drays
and policemen in a mad rush to reach
his office and then line up with messen
ger boys, tourists and other men pre
sumably as busy as himself to watch
a Are company turn a stream of water
on a "tuppeny" blaze?
Why a woman will rush recklessly in
front of a moving- trolley car to greet
a friend and then threaten to sue the
motor company because its man almost
ran her down?
Religion of Jap Leaders.
' Sprinflgeld (Mass.) Union.
The Herald and Presbyter furnishes
queer facts at least, at first glance
they seem queer In regard to Japan's
great Generals and Admirals. Admiral
Togo, it says, is a member of the Pres
byterian church, and probably of that
variety known as "true blue." Vice
Admiral Uriu Is a Presbyterian elder,
and so also was General Serrata. who
commanded the Japanese forces In the
war with China. Up to the time of
the latter's death he was president of
the Tokio Young Men'shrlstlan As
sociation. Even these names do not
exhaust the list of eminent Japanese
Presbyterians, as Generals Kurokl and
Oku are both members of that church
and Field Marshal Oyama Is said to be
either aPresbyterIan or a Congrega
tionallstT We Get Notice
Boston Herald.
The Fair at Portland had an extraor-
dlnary patronage during its first month,
the admissions exceeding the proportion
of those at Chicago or St. Louis, although
the population living within 300. miles of
Portland Is only a fraction of that with
in an equal distance of the other .fairs.
ThOHghtf Hi Wife.
Washington Star.
"She Is always thinking ef her hue
band's comfort and peace of -mind,' said
one wosaan. ,
"Yes." answered the other; "every
evening Just before he comes home she
put? the thermometer in the ice chest
for a few minutes." ,
Meses Well Xhows Down Sore.
Losdea Glebe.
Snail girl, la bea. being read to by aa
elder ceete: Snail girt When I dta,
shaH I go to Heave. Mary?
Mary Ok. yes; IfTyott are. a goedvSjieL
S. Q.-I want, te see Xeee. I ska M
hter- r ha4 ejtatte a let ahet Mm 4mm.