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" ' -nre aroityryG onrnoMAX. Wednesday, may a. loif. ,
MEN AND CAPITAL
Olympic Peninsula Requires
Through Railway Line
Most of All.
RESOURCES ARE UNLIMITED
MilwanLr lUilmad Alone Holds
SJ5.000.000 'Worth of TlmtXT
Land and Soil I Said to
,' Be Adapted to Anything.
?r wat T.AfT B- FTnrBi.r.
PORT AXOEI.E9. Wash.. Mar
(Special.) The door of Investment and
commercial opportunity for Tortland
swings Invitingly on the Olympic l'cn
insula. with Port Anaeles for a hinge.
It U the expressed opinion of leading
business men of the northern section of
the peninsula that Portland capital
could not make a more auspicious in
vestment than to provide for the build
In of through railway lines from the
Columbia River to Port Ansrele.
Passengers, mall and express from
Incoming boats docklnir at Port An
iceles could be landed In Portland by
rail before the boats could proceed
from Port Angeles to Seattle.
It Is argued by business men of port
Angeles that Portland, by the construc
tion of a direct railway line to Port
Anaeles, would be In a position to com
pete with Seattle for a share of the
Alaska trade, as well as the rich traf
fic of the Olympic renlnsula and the
numerous Islands of Punet Sound.
The great and crying need of the
Olympic Peninsula is railway trans
portation, and many eyes are turned
hopefully toward Portland for a solu
tion of the problem.
The people of the Olympic renlnsula
are anxious for connection with Port
land. They feel that they have had
to bear heavy freight charges by water
which would be remedied by rail com
petition with tha Oregon metropolis.
Fmplre Awaits pevelopment.
The Olympic Peninsula has been re
fererd to as "the least known section
of the United States." It Is an em
pire awaiting development. It con
tains approximately 000 square mll-s.
with a shoreline extending for 100
mtlea along the Strait of Fuca and 0
miles along the Pacific . Ocean. So
vast are Its resources and so unique
the opportunities presented by existing
conditions that It Is almost impossible
to describe them without conveying an
Impression of exaggeration.
The principal asset of the peninsula
Is timber. Kstlmatcs of this exceed
the enormous aggregate of 100.000.000.
00 feet. The I'nited States Interior
Tepartment estimates Clallam County
alone as having S5.743.0O0.000 feet. The
great bulk Is Or of superior quality,
though matchless cedar, spruce and
hemlock are Intermlncled The writer
has personally observed great tracts
of cedar of which many single trees
would measure from four to six feet In
One of the largest holdings Is In the
bands of people directly Interested In
the Milwaukee Hallway. Local ex
perts at Port Angeles estimate that
Milwaukee holdings In Clallam County
alone exceed In present value 15.000.
00e. It seems logical tnat this vast
natural wea.th will be developed by Its
owners within a reasonable time and
this fact alone means the extension of
the Milwaukee system to the penin
sula. Mineral Wealth a Feature.
The mineral wealth of the peninsula
l believed to be great. The Olympic
Mountains carry deposits of valuable
ores and recent prospecting gives cre
dence to the report that In quantity
and quality these will prove to be of
great commercial value. Indications
of gold, silver and copper have been
found which Justify the belief that
adequate prospecting will develop ore
bodies of great Importance.
T - k.fna the irtTHlt of the WhitB
man upon Puget Sound the native
Indians knew me vaiur i
. i ..-,. Mninaulm. Salmon, hai-
VK IIIB Uviui.iu -
Ibut and devil fish abound and In the
Sound are lounn me nnwi "
. i tM I ami esneclallv
rrioi on v ..... . - - -
adaDted to oysters are found In the
Iungenes ana t ori ni.i..-
. . . w-iik.. -h r 1 mr or? fxll
Bay so are the salmon, which Include
springs, silvers, dogs and steelheads.
revil-flsh are found In the bay o J Port
Angeles and are In demand among the
Japanese of the state. Over J00 fish
ermen. Including whites and Indians,
are engaged In operations her and
... . - mui ni.l for more. A large
canning factory, having a capacity of
1000 cases or nsn uaio. tmpii .....--
Is une rated at Port
people " - -Angeles.
Iungenesa crabs are famed
for their sie and delicious flavor. The
. m . t knt the grounds
demana iw r
pretty well denuded, but steps are now
F . i. - h. rnh and clam
on root x" m" . .
. - n.mff,nMM a nermanent ana
profltlTle industry. At Washington
' 1 ani4 fruit ran.
Harbor mere ia -
"On" of the most beautiful valleys
of the entire Northwest reaching from
. i the Dunaeness River
and stretching Into the water, . of Puget
Sound, was once a bare prairie. W th
the coming of settlement and the genius
of the white man water .rem i-
- . . diverted from the
- Ted DWMU"
pungenea, River: It was turned over a
wide expanse oi rim "u
r 1. - .... .i,rf,,llv n reductive
looaj woe w " . ,kl.
and thriving spots of creation Is In this
region known as me ocvju.t..
the midst of this Inviting district Is a
prosperous and thrl.'ty town with bank,
stores, hotels, opera house, automobiles,
the, best of road, leading in
ttons. the best public schools with high
sobool grades, telephone and telegraph
T. .i.. .mtnllLi churches and
all that goes to add to the comfort and
convenience oi muurn. .-.
More than 60v acres are susceptible
of Irrigation. Land has Incrensed In
value from $1 and IS an acre to K50 and
Chief Industries of Country.
- iw.,.trli ere dairying.
fruit and the raising of hay. potatoes
and produce. There Is no codling mom.
All kinds of garden produce, small
fruits, cherries, plums, apples anJ grass
. . .... -,-li-M v well.
pronucu w - -
The marvel of the Serjulm section Is
the cheapneas with wuun me wairr
Irrigating purpose is secured and th
ease with whicn it is p.aceo
Already b acres nave orcu k'"
. . - - mini nnt for Hitch Con
aer wn7r ' - -
- ptructlon of II1.S00. A new high line
ditch, from which 1000 acrea will be
Irrigated. Is to be btillt.
Se.iulm Is the first place In 'W.tern
n. . i . n . . 4jmftnKtralF the fessl-
nasiuiiK'u - i
blllty and advantages of Irrigation and
It has more man luirm"!
i - tr- nmmoirn. Water richts
MUKUiun - - f-
lost practicaily nothing and cost of
malntensnce or oitcnes is tj """
MtnlVfl snrt the
1 ne wurr ' - -
productlvenesa and posslSUiUc of te
soil are beyond calculation. From the
a-aate water or the aucnes omer ym .
of the county are Increasing the pro
ductiveness of their already very profit
While Nature has endowed the Olym
pic Peninsula with fertile agricultural
land. Immense timber resources and
great mineral wealth. It has not been
negligent In placing within Its borders
A mtAti f-n1ur lakes
of entrancing beauty and rivers of Irre
sistible charm. In tiauam luuiuj -
I.Ike that nas a national reuu-
a.rtamon's Pmrsrllie." lshermen
come every season from all sections or
the United States to cast their lines In
the placid waters or mm .resceni.
. l V. itlvtnnli T1 H II r -
in im iiwi j ...
rounded by Its towering peaks lies this
emerald gem. a shimmering Inland sea
of laughing, rippling water. So great Is
Its depth that In places no figure can
be put upon It, so marvelous its color
that no adjective can describe It- The
virgin forest which completely covers
the surrounding bills adds charm to the
exquisite scene, which world-wide trav
elers have described as unsurpassable.
Its lengin is i- raiif" im -les
from three-quarters of a mile to
Well-Known Resorts Nearby,
rn ill ilinrn nf Lake Crescent are
several well-conducted hotels and re
sorts which offer every convenience ana
facility to the tourist. Accommodation
t th.. tnhllshments is taxed to Its
utmost throughout the tonrlst season.
On th south side ot me iaae are m
Summer home of Seattle, Victoria and
Port Angeles bankers, business and
professional men. The building of Sum
mer homes .continues each year.
The Olympic Power company is or
.niTl fnr t h, nuriioae of developing a
valuable water power In the foothills of
the Olympic Mountains aooui
miles to the northwest of Port Angeles.
it. mA nt furnlshln: electric power
to the cities of Port Angeles. Port
Townsend. Irondsle ana to innei
States Forts Worden. Casey and Flag
l.r In -the vlllarea of MadlOCk. Ludlow.
Uullcene and other places on the Olym
pic Peninsula; to me uniiea cisiee
Navy Yard at Bremerton ana to inuus-i-i.
nniunt and to be In the counties
of Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap. Its
authorised capital is i:... t
directors have authorised bonds to be
i..ii.m t the amount of ST50.000. Of the
amount. $.1S0.0o0 has been Issued and
the proceeds are available. tor construc
tion of a plant for the development of
r .u.it kr..,. nr electric enersv and
building a dam capable of producing
The company has a su-year irincnm
mntmA hv th eonntv comm Issloners of
Jefferson and Clallam Counties over the
principal county roads or said counties
for Its transmission lines, substations.
hln a tMihlli- tiervlre corDOra-
tlori. It Is. under the laws of Washing
ton for 1907. autnorixed to conaemn
lands for rights of way over private
property and for other purposes.
STREETS TO BE PAVED
HIM.SBORO WILL ALSO INSTALL
On Roth These Improvements $130.-
000 Will Be Spent Town Is En
joying Building Boom.
t,t c?-vrs-ft i-k l. v SQnee1eT )
niUji'mKv, ' - ' - 1
The City Council this evening unani
mously adopted a resolution to pave um
i ft... !.. -r r-AA 1 a tnil In addition
to pave the entire street around the
Courthouse. The paving district em
braces 11 blocks and covers Jlaln. from
First to Fourth: Washington, from Sec
ond to Third; Lincoln, from First to
Second: First, from Main to Ll-coln:
Third, from Lincoln to Washington, and
Second, rrom Baseline to unram.
The City Engineer's estimate places
the cost at approximately 6.000. and
the property owners will have 10 years
to take up the bond Issue.
A resolution was also aaopiea pr-
i . 1 1 y. Mnatriirilan of a com
plete sanitary and storm sewer sys
tem covering not only me ousmesa ac
tion but the residence district.
The total budget for paving and
in --.-k iiso ftno. and bonds
will be advertised as soon as the reso-
utions shall have oeen pumnutu iw
Hlllsboro Is enjoying a building boom
... . i in 1 1 1 ft when the AatoiMa
South Coast Railroad Company, fi
nanced by William Held, graded three
miles ana tnen weni miu uu-.i j.
The town weathered the financial de
pression fairly well, owing to the rich
agricultural region aajaceni, oui prop
erty values fell peer 50 per cent. The
advent of the Pacific Railway Navi
gation Company's line to Tillamook
ana me coming v.ov., -. - -
resuscitated business and many hand
hminau hlorka hart been built
and many are under construction.
YANKEES JOIN MADERO
plsx'liarged Soldiers Will Go Over
Border to Insnrrecto Army.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. May -.Four
non-commlssloned oflcers and a prl-
. . .ii.tiarc tdilaT from the Tenth
Infantryx United States Army, at Fort
cam Houiioot u is """ullv rL wv
paper today, win spena tneir vacation
. th... mnnihi or until the nerlod for
re-enlistment expires, witn me itiaur
recto army of Mexico ir tney are ac
.1 K tTm rr T Xfsuiero. Jr.
tkav . srirnti Ilarrv Willla and
E. F. Wargll. Corporals Edward Mc-
Closkey and Thomas ii. aieyers ana
Private Charles Hoar. Many other reg
ulars already discharged, it is said, are
now soldiers of fortune with the Ma
America d President Pro Tem.
Few people know that one American
woman. Mrs. Margaret W. Toung. is
president of the United States Pro Tem.
many times In a year. She holds a
unique position In the Government em
ploy, which requires her to affix the
signature of the President to Important
papers (and patents) that frequently
represent great money value. She Is
authorized by Congress to do this and
has done it for three years. She signed
"Theodore Roosevelt" to over- 90.000
land patents, placing under the name
1-er own. - thus, "per Margaret W.
Young." She has signed an even
larsrer number with the name. "William
H. Taft." Her handwriting la dis
Rebel Conspirators Captured.
GUAPALAJARA. Mx, May 1. (Via
El Paso. Tex.. May S.) Eighteen ar
rests have been made here In connec
tion with the conspiracy to capture the
town for lnsurroctos. A quantity of
dynamite and a number of boubs were
seized. Among those arrested were:
Roberto and Miguel Monraz and Benja
min Camacho, well-known business
Elder Bringing S25 North. .
LOS ANGELES. Msy t. (Special.)
Every accommodation on the steam
ship George W. Elder, of the North
Pacific Line, which sailed north from
San Fedro at 10 o'clock tonight hss
been taken. The vessel will carry "5
passengers most of whom wUl go to
Portland and Alaska points.
FOR LONG STRIKE
Forces in Pennsylvania Rail
road Shops Align to
Fight It Out.
SOP OFFERED ALTOONA MEN
Extra Work May Induce Them Not
To Aid Pltcmlrn Men City
Enrolls Strikers to. Keep
Peace at Pltcalrn.
PITTSBURO. May 2. Beyond prep
arations by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company to withstand a long strike by
the shopmen of the Pittsburg division,
developments In the controversy to
night were of a minor nature. Meetings
are being held at shop points along
the division, but the results are not
made public Good order continues
and strike leaders announce It will con
tinue. The Municipal Council of Pltcalrn,
where the largest repair shops, outside
of Altoona, are located, has selected
the force of men from which the
strikers have picked So men to act
as special policemen. m -
be uniformed, but will be provided with
badges and will be held responsible
for the conduct or tne sinaero.
A M.mnanv ViAtrnn the con-
-l no raiiiuwi
.i ft.w. m the Pltcalrn shops
and the organization of a commissary
and restaurant. M
nrr.mil hv tha railroad
11JU Ul t "'"III" -
. .n,blnr at Altoona
are viewed with some apprehension by
the strikers. mo auiwh
been given 10 hours' work a week ex
. i. i. r.nr.H that this will
keep many of them at work If an at
tempt Is made to can mo men
the Altoona shops.
tv. - .iw.r. nonnrMfired the women
carcleaners from organizing and strik
ing. , ,
Railroad officials said no repair work
will be sent to other divisions, so there
will be no occasion for the trouble
"BE WOMEN," IS COUNSEL
Feminine Arts Must Not Be For
gotten, Advice to Suffragists.
n.nra in.ll 15 f$8reclaj.) Mile.
Mlropolsky. the well-known woman
barrister, has expressed her views on
the woman's rights movement In a lec
ture. She oeciarea ini !"
crease of Independence was no reason
i -i .timiM ahnndnn her imme
morial weapons of coquetry and fasci
nation, sue sconeo. u
...- ...I nmen "with short hair.
I UIOI " ..- m
mens iaici "
. . . .1 l.ln. r.m n fliTL
"All mat is mii-iiTui""".
I am a feminine feminist," she said.
Mile. Mlropolsky attached little lm-
ni. "That will come
. -v. . .1 a A T am not much Of
a suffragette and still less In favor of
a women s striae. uc. u
. a Hikll. .mnlnvment Onen
exieneioii v -
to women. Let women be allowed to
serve on Junes.
But her Onal word was: "Remain
. a ha sni-ka
women; claim me "is
... aa 1 PtAirT our flnir
c&iieu b vu - -----
ltual and hereditary patrimony. Free
ikl. L eaas hat VAIYIAI. aYIld
ana rp""'- ww "
SOCIALIST'S WORDS ANGER
German Govrnmcnt Charges Dep
uty With Slandering Cxar.
PARI 9, May i-Speclal.)-For some
eminent Prosecutor nas causeu i""f
Ings against Dr. Llebknecht. the well
... o.i.ii.i ri.nntv of the Prussian
IMat. to be taken before a Court of
Honor of the Berlin uiamwr m
oatea The proceedings are In connec-
l.K n. TJ.hlrnecht'a action at the
Socialist Congress held at Magdeburg
last year, whan he attacaea ira rr
and Hessian authorities in violent lan-
. ..onnt of the Czar's visit to
Germany. In - the accusation. Lleb
knecht la aald to nave re.iui -.i-
i tv charge of slandering
the Czar and the governments of Prussia
and Hesse, ana oi mmi ""'"-'"
The committee of the Berlin Chamber
of Advocates at first declined to pro
ceed Or tO open tne customary yuriuu
inary Inquiry, on the ground that Lleb
knechte utterances were 'political.
The chief government prosecutor there
i..i ..-.1 enmnlalnt with the Kara
mergerlcht. which made an order for
proceedings to taae piace
Bye Election In Germany Give Rise)
to Hope of Galns-
nrTT t-vt vr.. 9reclal.) All Over
Oermany the Socialists are working
hard In preparation ior mo uci.
tlons to the Reichstag. They believe
that when the contest comes they will
be able to return fully 100 members
Bye elections of late support their op
timism, for in each case the results
have shown a revolt against the Con
servative - Clerical alliance and a
strengthening of the Socialist hold on
the electorate. '
The latest and most striking result.
In the Roman Catholic division of
Kempten. showed the Socialist vote to
have been doubled, while both the Cler
ical, and National-Liberal votes de
creased at the poll. As no candidate
secured an absolute majority on the
totai vote In the first poll, the Social
ists threw In their weight with the National-Liberal,
and thereby gave him
the necessary advantages. Hitherto the
seat was held by a Clerical, the late
SHERIDAN HAS NEW PLAN
Horsebreeders Devote One Day Eacli
Week to Parade.
SHERIDAN. Or., May 1. (Special.) The
various horse breeders of this city have
Instituted what Is known as "Stallion
day." when 10 fine registered stallions
are put on parade each Saturday after
noon. The animals are resident in Sher
idan and most of tbem are owned by
Sheridan horse breeders or breeders"
syndicates. The stallions consist of sev
eral classes, including Clydesdales. Per
cherons. Shires, Coach and Hambleto
nians. Among tli c as is a Belgian draft horse
owned by the Sheridan Belgian Draft
Horse Association; a fine Percheron
owned by the Ballston Percheron Horse
Company; Papillion, the 4000 Percheron
stallion, owned by the Sheridan Breed
ers Association: Crown Hall Blythewood.
owned by the McMlnnvllle Bhlre Morse
Company. Coach hOTse Mangold, owned
by the Sheridan Coach Horse Company:
West Fen Combination, owned by Camp
bell & Ray; McQueen Glory, heavy young
draft, owned by T. J. WertH; St. Michael.
a fine trotting stainon, owntu u v.. ...
Faulconer, and Sidney Dillon, another
animal with a speed record,
ai 1 a hAi.1. nt tha finest bunch or
stallions in the state; each horse Is reg
istered, and most or tne nimii
valued at not less than iStXtt.
STATE GRANGE TO MEET
CORTAIXIS PLANS TO GREET
Agricultural Students antt Citizens
Cnlte . In Programme to
ntiriviu lAPlfTT.Tl'RAL COL-
LEGE. Corvallls. May 2. (Special.)
The state Grangers will be royally en
tertained when they assemble at Cor
vallls May . 10. 11 and 12 for their
Ssth annual meeting, " """""s
fcres with the plans of the local
Grange, More than 100 regular dele
gates are expected and, in addition to
these, a large number of visiting
grangers from every part of the state
will be present.
In arranging for the entertainment
of the visitors during these four days,
the local Grange is receiving the co
operation of the city authorities, the
Commercial Ciu.0 ana tne concBtj.
..nn.nf tin heen made to have the
headquarters established at the Julian
Hotel, and accommoaanuns iut
number of people have been provided
at Wraldo Hall, the girls' dormitory,
and at the hotels and private residences
In the city.
r,...in.ili.. Tnr the four meetings.
which will be held during the conven
tion, are now compietea ana
approved by the state association.
These Will include addresses by promi
nent members of the grange, officials
of this city and a number of selections,
t.ii. ..oi,.oi anil-forensic, by students
of the college. The programmes have
been arrangea in sucn a -
facilitate the regular business and, at
the same time, to provide such enter
.ninn,.n o nrlil mikB the Drogrammes
pleasant for the visiting grangers.
The convention will open Tuesday,
May 9, at 10 o'clock, when delegates
will sssemble and present tneir cre
dentials. The day will be devoted large
ly to preliminary business and the de
tails of organization. In the evening
there will be a reception tendered the
i . .. - nin vhloh occasion Mayor
C. V. Johnson will deliver an address
of welcome on behalf or the city, ana
Professor W. F. Gasklns will welcome
the visitors to the Commercial Club. C.
E. Spence. master of the State Grange,
will reply on behalf of the visitors.
tv,. win nin he musical selections by
Elma Rogers, Ella Hansen and the
girls' Madrigal Club and a reaaing Dy
Vena Rlckard. The-principal address
of the evening will be delivered by Dr.
W T V AM.
During the second day the routine of
v. nn.i'.,ilnn tx-111 he broken bv re
view of the college cadet regiment In
the morning, participation in me res
w..irtv nni"iiflnn unit luncheon
at Waldo Hall, which will be served by
the girls in the school or domestic
science. The afternoon will be de-
. a Inanuillnn nf th fnlle0-A. The
last two days will be devoted princi
pally to tne regular Dusiness or ma
Grange, but this will be varied by the
l.t..Anil.nn nf m n t rt a In I n or features.
Throughout these days there will be
musical and torensic selections Dy in
dividual students and student organlza
BOTHA LIKED BY IRISH
JOITV M'BRIDE LECTCKES ON"
Attention Called to Comparison of
Coming Visits of King George
and Others. .
DUBLIN. May i. (Special.) "Ma
jor" John McBrlde. who is a minor offi
cer in the employment of the Dublin
Corporation, delivered a lecture a few
l V. .In., n I hA Rlnn VmIti offices.
Harcourt street. The subject was "The
Irish Brigade in tne Transvaal, dui at
the outset the lecturer referred to the
forthcoming visit of the King to Dub
Xlludlng to the report that the Lord
Mayor and Corporation would be glad
to welcome the King, he advised Na
tionalists to take the rumor with a
grain of salt. He did not believe that
Alderman Farrell would be a party to
the presentation of an address to the
King ot England. The King would, no
doubt, receive an address from his gar
rison, out tne mannooa ui irvmuu wvuiu
take no part in it.
' Four distinguished statesmen would
also visit this country during the com
ing Hummer, and he hoped that the
press of the world would compare the
machined reception which would be
given to the King of England with the
spontaneous welcome that would be ex
tended to the four elected rulers of the
youngest nations In the world. One of
those statesmen would be General Louis
Botha, under whom the Transvaal Bri
gade had the pleasure of shooting Eng
lishmen. The Brigade was organized for the
purpose of paying back part of the
debt which Ireland owed to England.
There were some Americans and Irish
Americans In It, but the bulk of It was
composed of pure-blooded Irishmen.
The proudest time in their lives was
when they were fighting the British.
They had lost over 40 per cent In killed,
wounded and prisoners, and though the
sword- had fallen from their hands at
present, they hoped to pick it up again,
and they would not stop until they had
swept away every vestige of that 'Em
pire of Hell." He knew that the Brit
ish generala were Incompetent, and
that their army was rotten, and he was
sorry to say that It was the Irish troops
alone that saved the English from destruction.-
Today they had In Ireland several
movements for the purpose of bring
ing life Into the country, and one of
these was a movement to prevent re
cruiting for the British Army. Navy and
police forces. The success of these
movements would do more to hurt Eng
land than centuries of Constitutional
agitation. They should strike how they
might and when they might against
the Throne and the cursed British Em
pire, and for the freedom of Ireland.
The chairman (Mr. Arthur 'Griffith),
In proposing a resolution, which called
upon the Nationalist members of the
Corporation to vote against a loyal ad
dress, said that they had in the posses
sion of the Sinn Fein Council three
written pledges from the Lord Mayor
stating that he would not have any
thing to do with the address.- The res
olution was passed unanimously.
I -7 ' 1 I
You can do it with a Reo
v whatever is reasonable to
expect, of a motor-car
No, there's one thing -you-rcan'tdo
You can't run! up 'big, bills for tires,'
gasoline- and repairs, -unless f;yo
smash-up, of course.-
Come talk to us about it.v
Northwest Auto Company
C 493 Alder Street, Portland, Oregon
Letter Written by T. W. Dav
enport Tells Views.
NOTED ARTIST ARRIVES
Kexr Torker Discusses Interesting
Characteristics of His Nonogen
arian Tarent Whose Funeral
He Is En Route to Attend.
Homer Davenport, the cartoonist,
who arrived In Portland last night on
his way to Sllverton to attend the
funeral of his father. T. W. Davenport,
who died at Pasadena, Cal., Saturday,
has in his possession a remarkable let
ter written by his late parent shortly
previous to his death and strangely
enough death is the subject of the
epistle, which was written as a condo
lence to Miss Mary Burns, an old friend
whose father., had passed away a short
time before. ....
The communication is as follows.
Vour last card received yesterday, glv
inj m. w. as to the death of your
fafhe?. Toa are srieved for the loss, but
you. Wis without doubt his great , sain.
I do not look upon death as I did to my
youth, for since then I have learned as to
the trua nature of death that in rea lty
it Is not death or discontinuance of life,
but a separation of the spirit from lts ma
terial habitation a new birth, and the
brinsins of spiritual exl.tence untram
meled by the leU and hindrances of clay.
" never did have a belief in a personal
devil o, a literal hell, neve, did have any
fear of the hereafter as respects barbaric
myths, but did have an anxiety as to wbat
our condition would prove to be, and so
looked upon death with dread, for the
future was unknown.
Lord Byron Recalled.
I could well appreciate the horror that
Lord Byron expressed In his poem. "The
Prisoner of ChUlon:"
"Oh trod. It is a fearful thins.
To see the human soul take wing
In any shape, In any mood; -I've
seen it rushing; forth with blood.
I've seen It on the broken ocean,
StrugBline with swollen convulsive motion.
I've seen the sick and ghastly bed
Of sin. dellrous with its dread."
But with our new light, death as I view
It is not alarming or horrible, but a solemn
and Interesting transition from life cor
poreal to life spiritual, and to those who
re bowed with the Inflrmltles of age should
be welcomed as a blessed relief. I hope
my children and friends will so view It
when the time comes for my transition and
shed no tears of regret, but with wishes
for my deliverance, "speed the parting
All that I dread Is the slow gradations
of decay, paralysis, loss of mind, helpless
ness of body, entailing upon the family
burdens and oarea whioh. tbough assumed
as a duty and for one who was dear, can
not In the nature of things be an agree
able occupation, that Is, to one's material
sense. I would escape the valley and
shadow and pass from one sunlit promon
tory to another, the only kind of aviation
which would tempt me. Love to you and
all the friends. T.W. DAVENPORT.
This letter was written April 18.
Ten days later Mr. Davenport himself
' Writinga ia Book Form Next.
Acting on a suggestion of the late
Harvey W. Scott, Mr. Davenport will
assemble the communications written
by his father to The Oregonian. the
Springfield Republican and other lead
ing newspapers of the United States
during the past 60 years and compile
them In book form. Mr. Scott. Mr.
Davenport says, once declared that the
senior Davenport's contributions to The
Oregonian. If assembled In the order
published, would make an admirable
history of Oregon.
"Father left me In Sew York on
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November 18, 1910. That was the last
time I saw him alive," said Homer
Davenport. "I was not feeling well
that day and at the solicitation of
friends lay down for a time. I fell
asleep and had not awakened when his
time came to leave. He refused to
awaken me. When I awoke he had gone,
leaving a letter which was a disserta
tion on the folly of overwork and over
anxiety. He urged me to learn how
to relax myseii ana do ia?.
ter was characteristic of the man.
"Arthur Brisbane became acquainted
i .i- . .it,., rph turn snt Into con-
WllU 111 J1 lauii-i. - ' e--
versation. When Brisbane saw me again
he took the trouble to inionn mo uuu
not in the name class as my father.
He declared that my Intellect waa only,
a reflection compared with his. Theo
dore Roosevelt and the many great men
with whom he came in contact during
the latter years or nis uie teaun" "
The funeral of Mr. Davenport win take
place at Sllverton tomorrow afternoon.
As he was a pioneer of Oregon it is ex
pected that It will be attended by many
of the state's old-timers. Immediately
after the funeral Homer Davenport will
return to New York. .
Catholics Build Mill City Church.
ALBANY, Or, May 2. (Special.)
Work has begun on the erection of a
Roman Catholic church at Mill City,
This will make six churches In the Al
bany parish, the others being at Al
bany, Lebanon, Brownsville, Jefferson
and Shelburn. In addition to these
churches. Rev. Father Arthur Lane,
rector of the Albany parish, and his
assistants maintain missions at Scio.
Harrlsburg and Lyons.
Two Added to Wreck Victims.
EASTON, Pa., May 2. There Is no
longer doubt that Miss Marion Brown
and Miss Margaret Jones, both of
TJtlca. N. Y., who had been counted
among the survivors of the wreck ot
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