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TH3 MORNING OKEGONIAN, MONDAY, AUGUST 14. 1905.
KINGDOM OF GQD
IN THIS WORLD
Dr. Josiah Strong Preaches
on Social Teachings
OBJECTS OF CHRISTIANITY
Sunday Sermons Delivered in the
Churches of Portland Themes
of the Various Pastors
"The only genuine love to God la that
which lone and labors that all men
may know the blessedness of eharlnc
It" Bov. Josiah Stronsr.
rr. .Toslah Btroiur. who declined to
preach at the Auditorium on tho Expo
sition grounds yestoraay oepiuse v.
Trail being open, occupied tho pulpit of
the First Presbyterian Church morning
and evening, giving the pastor of that
church a second Sunday's rest from min
isterial labors on account of this inci
dent. "The Social Teachings of Jesus
was the subject of Dr. Strong's morning
sermon, -which was taken from a portion
of tho Lord's Prayer. "Thy kingdom
come, thy will be done in earth as it
la in Heaven."
"The Knnlal naoects of Christianity,
rDr. Strong said, "have been commonly
neglected, and many are not aware tnat
a large portion of Jesus' teachings was
social. They are cmDoaiea -in nxs aoc
trlne of tho Kingdom of God, which was
the great burden of his preaching."
Kingdom of God Realized.
The Klncdom of God was defined by
the sneaker as an ideal world, who fur
ther said concerning it: "Jesus made it
perfectly clear that he came to set up
In tho earth this Kingdom of God which
the prophets of Israel had foretold, and
this redeemed world, which was the
principal subject of his discourse was his
social Ideal. For its realization and for
tho government of this Heavenly kingdom
be Inculcated and perfectly exemplified
three fundamental social laws those of
service, of sacrifice and lore.
"The acceptance of the social teachings
of Jesus would have a marked effect on
the religious aim. It is popularly sup
posed among Christians that the divine
aim in the work of the redemption was
to increase the census of Heaven, and if
we share in this belief we must, of
course, make it our supremo object to
save first our own soul and then 6ave
others. This conception of rellgilon nat
urally fixes attention on that part of a
man which alone can enter a spiritual
heaven and depreciate the body. I would
not say that everybody who falls to appre
hend and to accept the social teachings
.of Jesus holds so narrow a conception of
!the Christian religion, for many a man's
common sense saves him trom this logic;
'but I maintain that this conception nat
urally and commonly follows a misap
prehension of the teachings of Jesus
concerning the Kingdom of Heaven. If
by that kingdom we understand the home
of the blessed dead, then the Injunction to
seek first the Kingdom of God must be
'understood to make the gaining of Heav
en at last the supreme object of life.
It fixes attention on tho other world
Lrather than this and lays great emphasis
'on Individual salvation. Failure to per
ceive the social character of Christianity
kJeads to an individualistic Interpretation
Means an Ideal "World.
"When we perceive that by the King
dom of God Jesus meant an Ideal world,
our Interpretation of Christianity under
goes a radical change and becomes social.
We now discover that the great business
of life is not to escape from the City
of Destruction and gain a place of per
sonal safety, but to save the city, and
with the broadening of our aim comes
the broadening of our sympathies, of our
ideas and of our life."
Dr. Strong further stated that a new
Importance was attached to society by
accepting the Kingdom of God as the
social ideal, and that the brotherhood of
man thereby gained a new meaning. And
aceptlng the Kingdom of God as the
world redeemed it is seen that the king
dom cannot fully come until all peoples
and kindreds and tribes are Included in
It- It also makes a new place in religion
I for our physical world. "With our new
apprehensions of the physical world as a
!part of the Kingdom of God we accept
the laws of Nature as the laws of that
kingdom. Science, theroforc, which dis
covers these laws for us, becomes another
revelation from God, the teachings of
which are eagerly studied and conscien
His Doctrine of Service.
In regard to service he said: "The at
tempt to serve God without serving man
Is the explanation of ritualism, which
.serves neither and is hateful to one and
'hurtful to the other. Falling to see
I that sacrifice is a social law, men have
tried to sacrifice to God without sacri
ficlng for men. Men have sacrificed cvery
I thing dear In this life in the hope of
gaining the divine favor and the life to
fcome. But this Is not self-sacrifice; it
is sacrificing Dresent cood for future good
'and for tho sake of self. This Is invest
ment, not sacrifice: it is commercialism.
not Christianity. Self-suffering, which I
inflict to please my God, Is no more Chris
tian than tho self-suffering Inflicted by a
Hindoo to please his god, and reduces
the two jgods to the same moral level.
"The only genuine love to God Is that
which longs and labors that all men may
know the blessedness of sharing It.
The ministry of today lacks enthusiasm
and It is because It lacks a message. The
isclentlflc method applied to Biblical criti
tclsm has destroyed many time-honored
f beliefs. During the present period of
transition the pulpit Is placed on the de
fenslve. It has lost the power of the
, affirmative. Many a preacher speaks, not
(because ne has something to say, but
because he has to say something. If they
should accept the social teachings of Jesus
a large proportion of them would make
fthe startling discovers' that they have
not been preaching Christ's Gospel.
'When the religious aim has been cor
rected, when theolocv has been rercasoned
"Vand made spherical instead of heml
spherical, when the oulplt has gained a
message and really 'preaches Christ's
Gospel of the Kingdom, with its social
laws of service, sacrifice and, love, thus
quickening and deepening the spiritual
life of the church, and when the church
perceives that her mission is not to get
individual souls into Heaven, but to
create an ideal world then religion will
gain her rightful place and power to
mould and christianize the new civil
MISSIONARY WORK IN INDIA
Miss Mattie Burgess Tells of Expcri
ence Among the Natives.
Miss Mattlo Burgess, & missionary who
has recently returned from India, where
she has long worked in the missionary
field, addressed a large audience at
the- First Christian Church last night,
telling many interesting things about her
life's work in the Orient. She considers
evangelistic work the most effective, as
In this line there Is no inconvenience
from the lack of churches and 'other nec
essities in the various towns where mis
sionaries labor. Tho rural population is
easy to reach with the Gospel, she
said, for the reason that farmers live
together In communities or villages and
go out to their fields. Secular schools
for boys and girls, whore Bible study Is
a part of the course, and devotional ex
orcises arc held dally, are considered ef
fective means of spreading tho Gospel
in that country.
The life of tne high-caste Hindoo wo
man was graphically described by Miss
Burgess in her lecture, who said:
"There Is a kind of work which can
be done only by the woman missionary.
It Is called zenana work. High-caste
Hindoo women and young Moham
medlan women are not supposed to go
out of their house. They do go upon
pilgrimages, or to distant cities to visit
relatives, or once in a while call upon
some caste friend or relative in their
own town, but at such times their
faces are closely covered. These wo
men seldom know any men except the
nearest relatives. No young married
woman alts in the presence of her hus
band and other members of the family
with her face uncovered.
"While there are millions of these wo
men kept In the seclusion of their homes,
there are millions more of poor women
who have the freedom of the streets.
But even few of these ever attend public
meetings. The only way to reach the
women of India with the Gospel Is
through the woman missionary. Another
Important work is the orphanage work.
Because of poverty, partial failure of
crops and an occasional famine the mis
sionaries have had the opportunity to
gather in thousands of children whom
no one else wanted. The .children are.
on the whole, making good Christian
men and women, thoroughly grounded in
The medical missionary was also highly
commended by the speaker, who said
many more were needed as they could
gain the confidence of the people through
their ability to relieve suffering. Women
physicians, she said, had especial oppor
tunity of taking the Gospel into homes
where men doctors could not be al
RETT. DR. HUGHES DELIVERS AN
St. Lawrence- Catholic Church Hon
ors Memory of Martyr With
At St- Lawrence Church, Third and
Sherman streets, the feast of Its patron
saint is always observed with special
services, and for this occasion thore were
tasteful decorations and special music at
the church yesterday. The soloists of
the mass were Miss Elizabeth Harwas
and Mr. Springmeycr, assisted by Messrs.
John Montagu A. Galnelll, A. Cain and
Dr. Walker, with Miss Mattie Kelly at
The celebrant of the mass was Rev. J.
C. Hughes, pastor of the church, assisted
by Very Rev. M. A. Quintan, of Columbia,
and Rev. D. P. Curley, of St. Mary's, Al
blna. The sermon, which was instructive
and forcible, was delivered by the Rev.
Dr. Hughes, of St. Paul, Minn.
The speaker described the first period In
the history of the church, extending from
the first Pentecost to the Council of Jslpc.
325, and the causes, real or supposed, that
led to the persecution of the Christians.
Ho said. In part:
"St. Lawrence, the martyr, was a dea
con of the church, and served under Pope
Christus IL Valerian, the Emperor, at
tributed to the Christians every misfor
tune that befell the nation, and had
greedy eye on the goods which the church
distributed to the poor.
"Lawrence, seeing the troubles coming
upon the church, gave all to the poor of
Rome, for which he was put to death by
being burned over a slow fire. This oc
curred in 258, from which date the com
plete conversion of Rome may be reck
"His remains rest In the Church of San
Lorenzo, 'outside the walls,' and adjacent
to the cemeterv In which the countless
dead of the Eternal City rest." The
The interior life of the saint was one
which should be studied by every Chris
tian, to learn what gave him strength to
overcome what makes us weak and in
clined to fall in trifling temptations.
The .conflict in the human breast Is
between reason and passion. Grace Is
over present to give victory to the Intel
lectual side, but It is impeded by the
want of co-operation, and this Is due to
passion, which, if uncontrolled and un
subdued, overrides reason gives strength
to tho animal weakens the man.
Christian education and practices make
war on passion, and would build up rea
son the man until he would be restored
to the condition of man before the fall
and thus his every act would bear upon
It the Imprint of reason and divine grace.
This was the condition of St Lawrenco
which enabled him to hear only truth, to
do only what was Just."
in conclusion, an were exnortea in imi
tate tho interior formation of character
and principle, that the external life might
be p- commendatory as that of their
ITS SECOND DEDICATION.
Patton Church Rcdodlcated With
Sermon by Bishop Cranston.
Tho Patton Methodist Episcopal
Church, Michigan avenue, Alblna, was
rededlcatcd yesterday forenoon, the occa
sion marking the completion of the re
pairs and Improvements, undertaken about
a year ago. Bishop Earl Cranston, for
merly resident bishop of Portland, but
now of Washington, D. C, was present
and delivered the sermon, appropriate to
the occasion. Mrs. Clara Street Wescott,
of Plattsmouth, Neb., sang "Lead Kind
y Light." Asa Sleeth Is pastor.
The improvements to the church hav
cost $2000, and there are no debts. Yes
terday tne auditorium was used for the
first time since repairs were begun, the
basement only having been used. The
new pews are handsome and comfortable.
Patton Church has been raised up, and
a full basement built under the main
structure. It now stands in a well set
tied district, but when built about 12
years ago it was surrounded by a wilder
ness of brush and trees. Rev. G.
Pierce was the founder and builder.
now has a membership of about 75 and
CHEAP RATES EAST.
The Canadian Pacific has announced
a special rate of $57.50 to Buffalo and
return, account Foresters of America
convention. Tickets on sale August 14
and 12. good tor stopovers with final
limit of 90 days. For full particulars
call on or address F. R. Johnson, F.
P. A., Canadian Pacific, 142 Third
street. Portland, Or.
Prompt relief in sick headache, dlzzl
ness, nausea, constipation, pain in the
Blue, guanmioea io inoso usinr uarrer
1 uiue Xiiver Jfius.
ELKS mm PUIS
Herds Moving to Exposition to
SPECIAL TRAINS AND BOATS
Parade on Portland Streets Wednes
day Morning Will Be Pageant
of Splendor In Bright Cos
tumes, With Bands.
ORDER OF THK DAT, AUG. II.
8 A. M. Gates open.
9 A. M. Buildings. Government ex
hibit and Trail open.
9 to 12 M. Concert by De Capri'
Administration Band. Maautaaturers
JO to 11 A. M. Concert by Tenth In
fantry Band. Government terrace.
1 P. M. Civic Conference. Auditor
ium. Administration band la attend
ance. 2 to 4 P. M. Concert by Administra
tion Band, Transportation buIWlac
2:30 P. M. Grand concert, Dlerke'a
Band, bandstand. Gray boulevard.
2:30 P. M. United States Life-Saving-Service
exhibition on lake.
2:30 to S:30 P. M. Organ rtciyU.
Prof. F. W. Goodrich. Forestry build
ing. 3:30 to 4:30 P. M. Concert, Tenth In
fantry Band. Government terrace.
6:80 P. SL Government exhibit close.
6 P. JL Exhibit balldlsgs etese.
6:30 P. M. Grand operatic concert.
KIra.Hy's Carnival of Venice Company.
Rustic steps. (Free.)
8 P. M. Grand concert. Dlerke'a
Band, bandstand. Gray boulevard.
8 P. M. Grand electric llluBdnatlen.
11 P. M. Gates close.
11:30 P. M. Trail closes. Grouads
Further Information may be efetalaed
from official dally programme.
In all parts of the Northwest the Elks
are impatiently sniffing the air and paw
ing the ground, preparatory to a gather
ing of- their opeclcs on the banks of the
Willamette. The wild animal variety of
elks, of the kind that roam the highest
mountains and the thickest woods, are
entirely unconscious of any extraordinary
happenings, but the Elks that Inhabit
the cities and towns, within a radius of
several hundred miles of Portland, are
restless and discontented through antici
These human Elks are disturbed dc-
miico Ihs lmn 4na nn! nam mnr snood-
lly. as they are anxious to be on their i
way to Join In one common assemDiage
other members of their tribe. Portland
Is the raecca of thousands of Elks, who
are coming to this city to participate In
Elks day at the Lewis and Clark Ex
position, next Wednesday.
Two special trains will arrive in Port
land tomorrow night from Seattle and
Baker City.- loaded with Elks, and
Wednesday morning there will be two
more sncclal trains from Salom. fcugene.
Albany and Roseburg, and Spokane, mak
ing four excursions in alu Besides tne
excursion trains, several towns will send
their contingents of Elks on boats. The
steamer Telegraph will arrive from As
toria Wednesday morning with a large
party of the order.
On Wednesday 503 Portland Elks will
be attired in Japanese klmonas. The Al
bany members will wear white trousors
and hats, with purple shirts, and the vis
itors from Salem will be dressed in
farmer costumes. The Spokane Elks will
wear white duck suits. The members of
the Vancouver lodge will ride Govern
ment mules, of the mountain battery of
artillery at the fort in the Elks' parade,
which marches through the business
streets of Portland at 11:30 o'clock In
Following the parade there will be pub
lic exercises and a reception In the Ore
gon building at the Exposition at 2:90
o'clock. President H. W. Goode. Gover
nor Chamberlain and other speakers of
prominence will take part in the exor
cises. At the reception the public will
be received by the wives and sisters
of the lodge members, under the leader
ship of Miss TUlle Cornelius. At 5
o'clock In the afternoon the Elks will at
tend an old-fashioned clam bake on the
Peninsula at the Exposition, at which
they will be the guests of the concession
aires on the Trail who belong to the order.
Ladles will participate In the celebra
tion of the day and aro expected to come
in large numbers from outside points.
The ladles reception committee to wel
come lady visitors at the Oregon building
Is composed of the following: Miss Tilllo
F. Cornelius, chairman; Mesdames J.
HIckey, W. Upson. R. Lutke. John La
ment, A. J. Singer. Maud Comstock, Dr.
C. B. Brown, O. Wlndfelder, H. A. Mc
Allister. M. Laudenklos. J. Kelly and
Misses M. Welch, A. Fleckenateln, M. Van
GOVERNOR FOLK AVUjI COME
President Kern, of Missouri Com
mission Has Assurance.
"Governor Joseph Folk, of Missouri,
will be in Portland September 12. and
will remain In the city two days, not
withstanding that a dispatch has been
published saying Governor Folk would
probably not come to Portland," said R.
H. Kern, president of the Missouri Com
Mr. Kern received a letter from Mis
souri's Governor in which It Is stated:
"It Is my Intention to be In Portland the
13 and 1 of September, reaching there
perhaps September 12."
The Missouri Commission will do all
in Its power to make Missouri day. Sep
tember 14, at which time Governor Folk
will speak, a successful occasion. All
preparations have been made by the com
mission for his reception at the Fair.
BEST TRAIIi PATRONAGE SINCE
Five Concessions Rcmnincd Closed
Band Concerts Attract Splen
There .was a little change for the better
at the Lewis and Clark Exposition yester
day, but It was to slight that it was hard
ly noticeable. Sunday continues to be
the lightest day of the week at the Fair,
and all present Indications point to Its
remaining so until the close of the Expo
The increased attendance at the Exposi
tion yesterday has Imbued the concession
aires with hope, and th still predict that
only a few more weeks will elapse before
tho Sunday patronage -prill be the heaviest
of the week Instead of the least.
The Trail did only a fair business yes
terday afternoon, and at night the crowds
were very small. However, the people
who visited the amusement street yester
day proved to be good patrons of the va
rious shows. The concessionaires say that
the Sunday visitors are spenders."
Five of the concessions on the Trail
were closed to the public yesterday. Be
sides the Gay Paree and the Princess
Trlxie, which has been closed ever slnco
the Sunday opening was inaugurated, the
Fair Japan Bazaar, the Blue Grotto and
the Indian Village recognized the Sabbath.
All of the five shows are open the remain
ing six dnys of the week.
DIerke's Band, which Is growing more
lopular with the music-loving public of
Portland at every concert, attracted large
and 'creditable audiences yesterday. In
fact, as many people heard the concerts
yesterday as during the week. The crowds
In the exhibit buildings were about the
DATE FOR AIRSHIP CONTEST
Captain Baldwin's "Arrow" Will
Compete With the "Gelatine."
Captain T. S. Baldwin has about lost
heart with his airship Angelus, and will
fall back on the Arrow, which made him
famous and gained for him-the name of
being the most expert aeronaut In the
United States. The Angelus. which Is
considerably larger than the Arrow, and
embodies several new Inventions, had
never been tried before the flights at the
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Captain Baldwin was satisfied that the
Angelus would be a success until last
Wednesday, when It failed to make head
way against a moderate breeze. It was
then that Captain Baldwin decided to
fall back upon the old, reliable Arrow.
Captain Baldwin will not have the orig
inal of this famous airship, as It is how
In New York, but he has received an ex
act model of It,
Although no definite date has been set.
the competitive airship flight at the Lewis
and Clark Exposition will be held in the
near future. The contest will be between
the Arrow and the Gelatine, the latter a
product of the brain and skill of George
T. Tomllnson. of New York. Tomllnson's
airship, which Is also at the aeronautic
concourse, will be In readiness in a few
days to make an ascension.
ODYMPIA DAY TOJIORROW.
Mrs. Albert E. Mead Guest of Honor
A special train will arrive in Port
land late this afternoon bearing sev
eral hundred excursionist's from Olym
pla. who arc coming to Portland to
celebrate their day at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition, which Is tomorrow.
It Is understood that the excursionists
will be accompanied by the Olympia
Band, which Is one of the crack musi
cal organizations In the state of Wash
ington. Mrs. A. H. Chambers will preside as
hostess for Thurston County at the
Washington building this week. She
has a large corps of assistants. Mrs.
A. E. Mead, wlfo of Governor Mead,
will be the guest of honor at the Wash
ington building this week.
The Hungarian orchestra, of the Ho
tel Portland will give a concert in tho
Washington building tomorrow morn-
ana euner me icmn umiea amies
Cavalry Band or the Administration
Band will be In attendance in tho af
ternoon. A musicale will be given in
the parlors of the state building every
afternoon of the week. On Friday af
ternoon, the hostesses will tender a re
ception to the Governors and their
wives who are In Portland.
COAST TEACHERS TO MEET
Institute Session Convenes at Amer
ican Inn August 21.
The Pacific Coast Teachers Instltuto
will meet In Portland during the week
of August 21 to August 25. The meetings
will be held at the American Inn. Tho
sessions will begin on the morning of
August 22. and will be held every morn
ing until Friday. Inclusive. On Saturday,
with both morning and afternoon ses
sions, there will be hold under the aus
pices of the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
and under the direction of the commit
tee on congresses, a general conference
on Indian affairs.
Tho programme on Saturday will In
clude addresses by many noted author
ities on educational matters. Among
them will be F. F. Avery, Miles. Wash.,
who will speak on "Shorter Terms of En
rollment for Larger Boys and Girls In
Resorvatlon Schools," and Dr. Sheldon
Jackson, commissioner of education for
Alaskan Indians, who will take as his
subject. "Natives of Alaska, Their Present
Conditions and Needs." There will also
be discussions on different topics.
Free moving picture exhibitions. Ne
braska Pavilion. Agricultural Palace.
PASSES NEW ORDINANCE
Milwaukie Council Authorizes Re
ceipt of Grnin and Stock Figures.
The Milwaukie Council some time ago
repealed the ordinance allowing poolsell
Ing within that corporation, but at an
other meeting held last Tuesday evening
passed a new ordinance, slightly changed,
but somewhat similar to the one repealed.
The new ordinance provides for licens
ing grain and stock quotations. Justice
J. W. Grasley, of the Milwaukie court.
says that the new ordinance Is practically
the same as the ono which was repealed
and Is different only In the wording. He
mid he was present when It was passed
to the third reading by the Council. "Its
purpose." remarked Mr. Grasley, "Is the
name as the old ordinance, to get the
fee the clubhouse is paying Milwaukie.
and I have not a doubt but gambling Is
going on again at the clubhouse, the
same as It has been before. It Is flmply
a question of obtaining the proof. I have
been asked to stop Issuing warrants for
arrests, but we intend to kecp after the
It will be Interesting to the great com
mercial world to know that the pioneer
town of Milwaukie, that has been sleep
ing for half a century on the banks of
the Willamette River, now becomes the
place where grain and stock quotations of
the country are to be found. Unfortu
nately, however, these quotations are re
stricted to the limited few who have ac
cess to the Milwaukie Club House. Oc
casionally deputy sheriffs break into the
quotation rooms and get some tips on
what goes on there.
Noted Educator Will Arrive.
School Superintendent F. Louis Soldan.
of St. Louis, is en route to Portland,
where one of the principal addresses at
the educational congresses will be deliv
ered by him. He will not return until
some time In September, having com
pleted all arrangements and appoint
ments for the coming school year, ex
cept the assistant instruction officers un
der the new compulsory attendance law.
$87.50 BUFFALO AND RETURN M7JJ0,
On August 14 and 15 the Great Northern
Railway will sell excursion tickets to
Buffalo and return at rate of IS7.50 for tho
round trip, tickets good going via Great
tonaern itauway. returning same or any
direct route, stop-overs allowed on return
trip, limit 0 days east of Chicago, SO days
For additional information call -on or
address H. Dickson, C P. & T. A.. Great
onnern nanway. oh 'xnu?i stret. port
Murine Eye Reineay cures eyes; make weak
tjtt trosc Soothes ey pals; docea't saart.
FHMGIS TO SPEAK
Louisiana Purchase Day to Be
Special Programme Arranged for
Administration Band Address
by President of St. Louis
Tho records of the turnstiles show
11.003 admissions at the Exposition
Perhaps no man In the United States
will be more highly honored or receive
more attention at the Lewis and Clark
Fair than will President David R.
Francis, of the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position, tomorrow. President Frauds,
who has been traveling through tho
Yellowstone Park, will arrive In Port
land this afternoon or early tomorrow
morning. He Is accompanied by a
party of friends.
Tuesday has been set aside by the
Exposition management as Louisiana
Purchase day, which is expected to be
one of the most eventful and enjoyable
days of the entire Fair. In the morn-
Ing President Francis and his frlonds
will be given an opportunity to visit
the buildings and different parts of
tho grounds of the Exposition.
The exercises of tho day, which will
be second only to tho opening day
ceremonies, will not be held until A
o'clock in the afternoon in the Audi
torium. The Administration Band will
be In attendance. Tho address of
welcome will be delivered by President
Goode on behalf of the Lewis and Clark
Governor George E. Chamberlain will
follow President Goode, and he also
will extend greetings to Presldont
Francis, speaking for the State of Ore
gon. President R. II. Kern, of tha
Missouri State Commission, will speak,
after which there will be a vocal solo
by Mrs. Frank Eberle, wlfo of th
manager of the Local Press Bureau at
the Exposition. Mrs. Eberle is a vocal
ist of note. She will render a selec
tion, the words of which will tell of
old Missouri and the Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition. The music is taken
from one of Dudley Buck's famous
songs, with words adapted to It, espe
cially for the occasion, by Frank Eb
erle. President Francis will then deliver
the principal address of the day. Presi
dent Francis is an orator of tho moat
pronounced and interesting type. In
his audience at the Exposition Audi
torium tomorrow there will undoubted
ly bo hundreds of people who heard
him speak last Summer at St. Louis.
President Francis was a conspicuous
figure at nearly all of the exercises of
Importance held at the St. Louis Fair.
He was always in great demand as o.
Epeaker. and he always made it a point
to accept the invitations.
After the exercises the Missouri State
Commission will tender a. public recep
tion to President Francis In the Mis
souri building-. Elaborate refresh
ments will be served. At night Presi
dent Goode will give a banquet In
honor of President and Mrs. Francis
at the New York building, which will
be one of the most delightful social
affairs of the season.
WHAT AILS THE CHILDREN?
Lack Vitality, Duo to Lon?
Hours in School.
PORTLAND. Aug. 13.-(To the Editor.)
In The Orcgonlan of August 11 you discuss
a very interesting matter under the head
ing. "Eye Strain In School." It Is well
known that there are many weak eyes In
the public schools, and the question prop
erly arises. "What Is the cause?" For
here, as everywhere, there can be no
effect without an adequate cause. What
is the cause of these weak, crooked, in
flamed eyes? Is it strain from constant
application? Some specialists and educa
tors think so, but it seems to me they do
not go to the bottom of the difficulty.
It is at bottom a question of the integ
rity and vigor of the life forces. What
ever impairs vitality, or prevents Its evo
lution In organic forms, strikes at tho
special senses and weakens all the life
processes. I think that is the main rea
son for weak and defective eyes In the
schoolrooms. The cause is not that they
look too much, but that they are deprived
of the strength necessary to continued
effort In that direction. When the leaves
and twigs of a young tree begin to die the
Intelligent horticulturist knows the cause
to be a deficiency, or some Interference
with the free play of the life forces, and
the same principle applies to human be
ings as well.
The fault Is in the length of the school
year, and in the number of hours In the
day that little children are confined to
their seats In the schoolroom. Childhood
is the period of physical exercise and
growth, and men cannot disregard that
fundamental law without incurring the
penalty. In fact, physical vigor is lrnpos
slble without physical exercise, and phys
leal vigor Is the foundation of all the
successes of life. The man of strength
and the bulging eye. takes In the whole
situation about him at a single glance.
while the poor weakling who has been
tied down to his bench when he ought to
have been out at play. Is satisfied to be
able to see across the room and to brush
the files out of his face. It takes too
many years to get through the schools.
and our school years are too long by at
least two or three months. Then, our
school hours each day are too long by
nearly one-half. It Is cruel to keep young
children In school over an hour at a sin
gle session, or to exceed three hours In a
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single day. By long- years and long hours
we deprive the rising generation of the
vigor and vital force that naturally It
could and should have, and that It will
so much need In the coming battle of life.
And then when premature decay begins
to show Itself In defective eyeslsbt, or
imperfect hearing, or Impaired digestion,
or mental languor, or symptoms of pul
monary consumption, we call In the spe
cialist, who Is so confused with symptoms
and e'ffects that he never sees the cause J
of all the trouble, and Is never able to
help us out of our difficulties.
We defeat and prevent the best scholar
ship by our long-drawn-out and depress
ing school system. Give the children
plenty of exercise In the fresh, free air
and then "watch them grow." With good
lungs and bodily vigor they will skip
through the course of study In half the
time now taken, and they will master the
ground they pass over. Nearly all chll- 1
dren dread school, and with some good
reason. It ought to be and can De mace
a pleasure to be sought instead.
LEVI W. MYERS.
GREAT GAEKWAR OF BARODA
A Prominent Figure on the Gorgeous
"There was a surprise In store when
we reached the tent where the Gaekwar's
Jewels were kept," writes Dorothy Menpes
In her account of the Durbar at Delhi.
"They brought out a diamond necklace. It
was almost a breastplate of diamonds of
perfect purity a necklace . for which a
millionaire might cravo In vain. One dia
mond Is said to be the third largest in
the world, and another heart-shaped dia
mond underneath very nearly as large.
Even these two massive gems did not
appear so very enormous when surround
ed as they were by scores of others, some
of them larger than a child's marble. On
seeing this wonder, a lady clasped her
hands and exclaimed, 'Oh! why did not His
Highness wear that beautiful necklace at
" 'Beactise,' said an official, 'that Is
only one among tho Gaekwar's store of
Jewels. The necklace which His Highness
wore at the Durbar was worth three times
as much as this one. Here Is something
you will admire. he added, as he drew
out a pearl necklace, five or six rows of
pearls, each single gem as big as a filbert,
and almost of Incalculable value."
From this little Incident one may get a
faint idea of the splendor of the raiment
worn by the high Indian officials on this
Of course It is not possible to duplicate
some of these extraordinary features that
were seen In the Indian grand spectacle,
but, aside from the real Jewels and
precious stones, all the chief attractions
and conspicuous features of the gorgeous
Durbar are faithfully reproduced In the
glorious entertainment presented this
3-ear with the Barnum & Bailey Greatest
Show on Earth. It will be here with all
the other wonders on Monday and Tues
day. August 21 and 22.
Contralto at Taylor-Street Church.
Mls3 Florence Lick, a contralto, recent
ly from Meadville. Pa., attracted a great
deal of praise by her singing at both the
morning and evening services In the Taylor-Street
M. E. Church yesterday. She
possesses a sweet, sympathetic and well
developed voice that appealed with splen
did effect to the large congregations.
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