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THE STOsDAX OREGOrSTAl PORTT,A"?sIE JASTTJART 13, 1895.
denee. 20S Thirteenth street, using her
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tional method. The price o class in
struction is very moderate.
OUT OF TOWX.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Shelton took their
departure for their future home in Golden
dale the first of the week.
Miss Addle Brant returned home last
Tuesday from Portland, where she spent
the holidays with relatives.
Mr. George Sanders, of Goldendale, re
turned home the fore part of the week,
after a 10 days' visit to friends in the city.
Mrs. J. Sparks is in Olympla. She ex
pects to secure a legislative clerkship sim
ilar to the one held by her daring the last
Mr. Scott Swetland, chairman of the
State central committee, left for New
Whatcom and other points on Puget
sound last Monday.
A. J. Blgham, chairman of the republi
can county central committee; S. S. Cook,
City Councilman F. W. Bier, and Mr. F.
C. Steward left during the week for
Olympla. They are all aspirants for leg
A very pleasant informal whist party
was given last Saturday evening by Mr.
and Mrs. ElwelL Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Boehmer, Mr. and Mrs. Bel
lows. Mr. and Mrs. McCredle. Mr. and
Mrs. J. Proebstel, Professor and Mrs. Ran
som, Mrs. Higgins and Miss Russell.
Last Wednesday evening Miss Belle
Carty and Miss Kate Kennedy gave a
very pleasant party at the home of the
former, the occasion of their birthday.
Games and dancing were the order of the
evening. At midnight' a delicious lunch
"was spread, after which dancing was re
cumed until a. late hour.
A very pleasant surprise party was
given Miss Bessie McKee at her home,
east of the military reservation, last
Tuesday evening. The occasion was in
honor of Miss McKce's ICth birthday. Re
freshments were served by the guests,
and games and other amusements were In
dulged in. including a clever exhibition
in mesmerism by Mr. I. B. X.unsford.
Among those present were: Miss Guard.
Miss Alice Brazier, Mrs. Brazier, Mrs.
McKee, Miss McKee, Mrs. Lunsford, and
Messrs. Rogers, Lunsford, Bond, Klnkade,
Browne and Jones.
The "As You Like It" Club met at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Craw
ford last Wednesday evening. A very
amusing exhibition of Mrs. Jarley's fa
mous wax works was given by a number
of the members of the club as the special
feature, and the remainder of the evening
was delightfully spent in the enjoyment
of music, games and conversation. De
licious refreshments were served by the
charming hostess. Among those present
besides the members of the club were:
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs.
JCnowles, Miss Mabel Sturgess, Mrs. Slo
cum. A very enjoyable meeting of the Wimo
daughsis Club was held at the residence
of Mrs. H. Lamont last Wednesday after
noon, at which there was a good attend
ance of the members. Interesting papers
were road on "Women in Literature" by
Miss Wintler and Mrs. A. A. Hurd. The
discussion of the subject was led by Miss
Williams and Mrs. Wells. Mrs. Hidden
read an entertaining paper on "Lydla
Maria Child." Mrs. Lamont gave a very
complete resume of "Current News." The
question chosen for this meeting, and to
which a variety of answers was given by
the members, was "Is It well to read such
literature as gives one true information
as to the evils in the world?" It was de
cided by the club to conduct a course of
six lectures during the remainder of the
season, provided desirable lecturers can
be secured, and a committee was" appoint
ed to investigate.
A meeting of the members of the La
Grande Athletic Club Is called for Tuesday
evening. January IB, to arrange for a
masquerade ball, to be given under the
auspices of the club on the evening of
On Saturday evening, after a business
meeting of the superintendent, officers
and teachers of St. Peter's Episcopal Sun
day school, at thp pleasant home of Mr.
and Mrs. Jasper H. Stevens, those present
enjoyed a delicious lunch by the kindness
of the hostess.
On Friday evening the elegant home of
Mr. and Mrs. C H. Conkey held a highly
pleased gathering, at a whist party given
by invitation of the Ifost and hostess, and
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dunphy and Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Bartlett. The furniture of
the spacious parlors and drawing-room
was tastily arranged and the rooms dec
orated with evergreens and potted plants.
The game of drive whist held sway till 11
o'clock, when a lunch was served.
Throughout the evening the guests were
favored with excellent vocal and Instru
On Thursday a ladles' "high-noon" party
was given, to 52 lady friends, by Mrs.
Mary Plumb and Mrs. Fred Moore, at tha
spacious home of the former. A table
luncheon was served at noon, after which
several hours were passed In playing pro
gressive euchre. Mrs. E. W. Bartlett won
all ofthe eight games contested, and was
awarded the first prize. Mrs. Dr. E. D.
Stelncamp lost every game played, and
thus fairly captured the consolation favor.
Those present were: Mesdames F. S.
Stanley and Robert Smith, of Perry; R.
Ualentlne, of Pendleton; J. M. Berry, Ira
P. Powers, Jr., E. D. Steincamp. J. H.
Itobblns, T. H. Cox, William Miller, L. H.
Russell. C. II. Finn. C. S. Dunphy, C. II.
Conkey. E. W. Bartlett. W. H. Kelsey,
W. William Erlcson. W. J. Lindsey, Harry
Mapes. H. S. Cavana. W. Allen. P. Quack
enbush, James Argyle, William Thomp-
son. Gene Brann, J. C. Gulling. A.
Bommer, R, R. Palmer, J. W. Knowles, T.
1C. Murphy. J. II. Stevens, jr., P. Thieson,
Miss Balm Mann and Miss Dora Codper
rroturned to Eugene this week, after a very
pleasant visit at Independence.
Dr. C H. Chapman, of this city, goes
to Astoria January 17, to preside over a
three days' teachers' institute to be held
Miss Mary E. Rogers, of Minnesota, and
Mr. A. K. Miller, of Iowa, are among the
new students registered at the state uni
versity hore this week.
Miss Belle MHllcan. of Waltcrvllle, and
a former student of the university here. Is
visiting her sister. Miss Ada Mlllican, at
presont a student here.
Dr. C. H. Chapman, president of the
state university, of this city, wl'l lecture
before the Historical Society, in Portland,
the evening of January 11.
Mr. Arthur J. Collier, a graduate of the
university here, and of Harvard univer
sity, is now taking special studies at the
university ef California at Berkeley.
Mr. Bruce Burnett, of Benton county,
and Mr. L. A. Bollman. of Lane county,
arrived in Eugene this week, and are reg
istered at the state university as new
Among those who arrived here this week
to eater the state university were Mr. Ole
StoraasH, of Sllverton. Or., and the Misses
Edna and Ethel Simpson, of Marshlleld,
Mr. Arthur L. A'aezle, a graduate of the
state university here, with the class of
3tt. and now an attorney of Portland,
lias been in Eugene this week visiting
relatives and renewing old acquaintances.
Professor S. E. McClurc. of the depart
ment of analytical chemistry at the uni
versity here, and who is also local United
States weather observer, has this week re,
celved a consignment of new apparatus
for his interesting department.
All the rooms and apartments in Deody
and YUlard halls at the state university
are now occupied, and the executive com
mittee of the hoard of regents has been at
a loss to know haw to arrange a class
room for Mr. E. B. McElroy, the new pro
fessor of ISngUsh literature, who is soon
to arrive here. It has about been decided
that Mr. EcElroy will occupy the gen
tlemen's parlor at the dormitory building,
that being the only available roam in all
the state university buildings.
The study of biology is just at present
much discussed here. Mrs. McCornack,
the instructor In this branch of study
at the university, has Inaugurated a new
departure by giving the students practical
application of the study in the dissection
of animals, such as cats and dogs.
The meeting of the Shakespeare Club, of
Eugene, held at the residence of Mrs. L.
Bllyeu, on Wednesday evening, of this
week, was unusually interesting and
pleasant. The fourth and fifth acts of the
play "Merchant of Venice" were read,
and a general discussion on the characters
One of the most Interesting and In
structive papers ever presented In this
city was given by Mrs. Professor Condon
at the meeting of the University and Eu
gene Advancement Club last Monday
evening. The subject discussed was "The
relations of Money to Morals," and it was
most ably handled.
On Wednesday morning of this week
Dr. C. H. Chapman, president of the state
university, gave a very Interesting talk
to the students on the subject of reading
books. The people of Eugene have always
taken great Interest in the literary so
cieties of the state university, and espe
cially on the two older organizations the
Laurean, or gentlemen's, and the Eutax
lan, or ladles'. These two societies have
rooms in Deady hall, and have recently
put In elegant new furniture and furnish
ing, making their apartments one of the
most pleasant places in the city to pass
an evening. The Laurean Society has
this year had large Increases in Its mem
bership, and its many former members
who now occupy prominent places In the
political and social world will be interested
to learn of its prosperous condition.
Among the present leaders in this organi
zation are Mr. Fred. Mulkey, of Portland;
Mr. Clarence Keene, of Salem, and Messrs.
L. M. Travis and John Edmunson, of Lane
Wednesday evening the Valley-View
Chautauqua Club gave its first reception
of the new year, at the residence of Mr. J.
Nunan. The reception committee Mrs. G.
M. Love, Miss Josle Nunan and Dr. George
O'B. de Bar received the guests, not only
Chautauquans, but a host of Chautau
quan friends from Jacksonville, Medford,
Ashland and Talent, filling the suite of
parlors. Rare palms and begonias deco
rated mantels, nooks and corners, while
the Scotch broom arched the doorways,
and trailing Ivy fell therefrom. An ad
dress from Hon. William M. Colvlg, presi
dent, opened the literary programme of
the evening, then followed solos, recita
tions, duets and readings by members of
the club and others. After that a per
sonation of the important characters of
the world, from Adam and Eve down to
President Cleveland and Queen Lil, fol
lowed. This accomplished, supper was
served, and the grand and awful, solemn
and sedate, sublime and ridiculous sat
down together. After supper the hours
passed delightfully in conversation and
dancing. Among those present were: Dr.
and Mrs. George de Bar, Mr. and Mrs.
George M. Love, Mr. and Mrs. Prim, Mr.
W. M. Colvig and wife, Mr. and Mrs. John
White. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dalley. Mr.
and Mrs. C. Shepherd, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Nunan, Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Robinson, Mr.
and Mrs. N. Jacobs, Misses Mollie Miller,
Carrie Cronemiller, Agnes Devlin, Ida
Cantrall, Amy Cantrall, Alice Hanley,
Dee Ankeny, Jessie Langell, Issle McCul
ly, Clara Colvig, Carrie Beekman, Mollie
Brltt, Josephine Nunan, Frances Nuanan,
Kate M. Lemberger, Messrs. Horton, Dev
lin, Nunan, Cantrall, Smith, Soliss. Britt,
Miller, of Jacksonville; Mr. and Mrs. I.
W. Vawter, Dr. and Mrs. Pickle, Mr. and
Mrs. Fitch, Misses Galloway, Edith Day,
Messrs. Whitman, Enyart, and Galloway,
of Medford; Miss Carrie Roper, of Ash
land; Mr. Barkley, of Talent.
Mrs. W. H. Jamison Is in Portland, re
ceiving medical treatment at a hospital.
Mrs. Ira B. Riddle returned home this
week from Portland, where she spent the
Miss Clara Bacher, of Grant's Pass, who
has been a guest of Miss Mabel Van
Euren, of Roseburg, returned home this
Mrs. Walter Drennan returned home
Monday from Portland, where she had
been visiting her parents, D. B. Hamblln
Miss Mabel Powell, of Astoria, who
has been visiting Rev. Dllworth's family,
has gone to Eugene, where she resumes
her studies at the university.
Edward S. Elliot and wife left on
Tuesday morning overland for San Fran
cisco Their daughter Mabel, who Is
visiting In the Bay City, will return home
Monday night of this week a farewell
reception was tendered Rev. Dr. Pritchard,
of the First Presbyterian church, at the
home of Mrs. D. P. Mason. Dr. Pritchard
has had charge cf the church in Albany
nine years, and takes the best wishes of
his congregation to his new charge at
BANKER KELLY'S WILL.
He Disinherited His Son Because Ho
Speculation ran high in New York as
to why Banker Kelly's third and youngest
son. Robert J., was not mentioned in the
will of the dead financier. The mystery
somewhat deepened when the fact became
apparent that father and son were on the
best of terms. In fact, some say that Mr.
Kelly cared, if anything, a trifle more for
Robert than for the rest. But be that as
it may, the family is not divided among
itself. There is not the faintest chance
that Robert J. will contest his father's
will. He is perfectly satisfied with the ar
rangement. Frederic R. Coudert, Mr.
Kelly's lawyer, said: "Robert was disin
herited, if such be the term, on account of
the great love that the father bore toward
his son. He had pondered on the question
and had decided that it would be for his
son's best interests to leave him nothing
directly. "Of course," continued Mr. Cou
dert, "Robert will not starve. He will
continue to live with his mother and broth
ers. Robert was present, and was, I be
lieve, the last one that his father recog
nized. His father thought the world xf
him. The entire family is closely united
by bonds of love. I can only reiterate
what was done was done. In the judg
ment of Mr. Kelly, for his son's best in
terest." Robert at one time was a member of the
Racquet and Tennis and Vaudeville clubs.
He has given up his clubs of late and
is no longer a member of the Racquet.
Since his father began to fail he remained
steadfastly at his side. From a reliable
authority. Robert, when questioned by an
intimate friend .of the family as to his re
sources, said, in speaking of his father's
"I am perfectly satisfied with the ar
rangement. Father thought it was for
the best. Some day I will have more than
any of my brothers."
This allegid remark has given rise to
tho theory that under Mrs. Kelly's will
Robert will inherit everything. As he
is the youngest, and therefore the "baby"
of the family, some assert that, as the
others are married, Robert will remain
and make his home with his mother at the
city wsldeace. This being the arrange
ment, the estate, or the major part of it,
was left to the mother, who will provide
for her son's wants and he may be the
chitf beneficiary under her will.
Since the engagement between Robert
and Miss Dorothy Van Schalck, of No.
1 University place, was broken, la the
latter part of 1S93, Robert has kept to
himself a good deal.
PDLPITS Md PEWS
FIRST SERVICE IX THE SEW FIRST
The Great Structure at Last Ready
for Occupancy, and a Fine Pro
gramme of Exercises Prepared.
Church notices Intended for publication
on Sunday should be marked "Sunday
Today the public Sunday services of the
First Congregational church will be held
in the new and beautiful house of worship
on the comer of Park and Madison streets
for the first time. The tofcic of Rev. Dr.
Wallace for the morning will be "The
Principles and Historic Associations
Which We Represent." In the evening he
will begin a series of lectures on "Religion
and Matrimony," the topic being "The
Young Woman's Question Whom Shall
I Marry?" Topics for the remainder of
the series will be as follows: "The Mar
riage Altar For Better or Worse;" "The
Ideal Wife;" "The Model Husband;" "The
Heavens and Hells of Married Life;" "The
End of the Marriage Relation:" "The
Family as an American Institution."
A chorus choir, composed of sixteen
trained voices, will sing at both services,
rendering a number of selections, under
the direction of Miss Frances Jones, di
rector and organist. In the morning the
offertory numbea will be a soprano solo
by Mrs. Ernest Palmer. Following is
the programme for the morning:
Organ, "Andante con Moto" Batiste
Chorus, "Te Deum Laudamus" ..Holden.
Soprano solo, "Calvary" Rodney
Double quartet "Chime, Ye Bells of
Organ, "Festival Postlude" Whiting
In the evening the following will be ren
dered: Organ, "Grand Offertoire de Noel,"..
Chorus, "The Glad Tidings" Brewer
Offertory, organ, "March" Petrall
"Pastorate in A flat" Whiting
Alto solo and chorus, "Hark, Hark
My Soul" Shelley
Organ postlude. "Recessional March."
Edgar B. Smith
Mrs. Chas. Fay. Miss Frances Carson.
Miss Susie GambelLMiss A. Skillman.
Mrs. Henry Rustln. Miss H. Prentice.
Miss Rose Avery. Miss D. Smith.
Mr. Q. Macphall. Mr. J. P. Carson.
Mr. Ed. Drake. Mr. H. Rustln.
Mr. Jas. .White. Mr. M. Eads.
Mr. W. Stowell.
Mr. J. P. Owen.
Calvary Presbyterian church will make
a new departure this morning. Mr. Will
lam Wadhams, who since the organization
of the church has made it a labor of love
to serve the church as precentor, has re
tired from that duty, and a quartet choir
of some of the best voices in the city
has been engaged In assist in the music
Mrs. C. H. Hinges, soprano; Mrs. A. M.
Smith, jr.. contralto; Mr. M. W. Gill,
tenor, and Dr. C. S. Archer, basso, With
Mr. R. W. Hoyt as organbt and director,
the music in Calvary church will be
second to none in the city. The sacra
ment of the Lord's supper will be ob
served this morning. This evening Rev.
Mr. Morrison's topic will be "The Hero of
a Snowy Day."
THE CHURCH TAX AGAIN.
Service Rendered by the Churches to
SELLWOOD, Or., Jan. 12. (To the Ed
itor.) Your correspondent, though but
lately a resident of Oregon, has been for
some time past a regular reader of your
paper, and has not been uninterested in
the discussion which has been going on In
your columns regarding the taxation of
Your editorial on the subject some days
ago brought out and emphasized the
truth that the only sufficient ground for
the exemption of church property from
taxation is the fact that the church (using
this term In a broad and liberal sense) is
the most powerful supporter the state
has, the most efficient" promoter of all
those virtues which are essential to the
maintenance of good citizenship and the
perpetuity of our republic.
It is a great mistake to say (as has been
said) that because the churches differ in
their theological teachings they deprecate
and condemn the influence of one another
in matters pertaining to this life.
A Presbyterian minister myself, I have
seldom known one of my brethren who,
however he might condemn the theologi
cal teachings of certain denominations,
did not cheerfully and gladly acknowledge
the beneficial influence of their teachings
In the production of civic virtues. Very
few of them, perhaps, In a community
where there is a Roman Catholic ele
ment without the privileges of their
church, would refuse to welcome the com
ing of a priest and the erection of a
church among them on the ground that
the priest and the church will exert a
restraining Influence over those people
which could be exerted by no other church;
and I have known many good Protestants
who have contributed of their means to
the erection of a Catholic church solely
for this reason.
This being the case, we by no means
begrudge the aid Indirectly given by the
state, in the way of exemption from tax
ation, to those churches with whom we
differ most widely in our theological views.
We hail with joy the aid they are giving
to the work being done by the evangelical
churches which foster and develop the
virtues which are necessary to make good
So it is that when we say that "the
church is doing a work without which
the state could not long exist" we do not
use the term church in a narrow sense,
to indicate the bodies which (in our view)
are theologically right, but all those
which are usually called "Christian" and
whose tendency we believe is to repress
crime and promote virtue. And we say
that such churches ought to be encour
aged by exempting them from taxation.
The fathers of our republic, as Dr. Boyd
showed yesterday in his article, very
thoroughly understccd this, as a careful
study of the entire subject will show any
Do you remember the statement made
by the distinguished Earl of Shaftesbury
before a great London audience, when
this subject, or one of a kindred nature,
was under consideration? He said:
"If the 400 city missionaries in the great
metropolis were to be withdrawn from
their work, it would be necessary imme
diately to add 40,000 men to the police force
of the city." According to this estimate,
one city missionary was as effectual in
the suppression of crime (through the in
fluence of the teachings disseminated) as
A few years ago the writer of this ar
ticle held a successful meeting in a com
munity which had not been favored with
Some time after the meeting closed he
chanced to meet a very extensive ranch
man from that locality, who began talk
ing immediately about the meotings,
which, he said, "had done much good in
As he made no profession to be a Christ
ian himself, my curiosity was aroused,
and I ventured to inquire in what way
good had been done. He hesitated a
moment, smiled, and then, in a bluff and
hearty manner, said: "I don't have the
hogs stolen from my ranch that I used
Upon further inquiry he explained that
he had always raised a great many hogs
on his ranch, which were allowed to run
loose: and that for years he had been a
great loser through the dishonesty of cer
tain neighbors who had carried oft his
property; but that the meetings exerted
such an influence on the community that
the decrease in crime since that time had
been very perceptible; a .single illustra
tion of which was his Immunity from the
depredations upon his property ia the
manner described. As it was in this case,
so it is, and has been, everywhere.
There is no agency in the land so effect
ual in the prevention of crime as the
preaching of the gospel, and without
this the state could not long exist. The
people of our country know this, and
hence have made provision for the en
couragement of the churches, at least to
the extent of exempting them from taxa-
It has been said in this discussion that
"all classes are agreed upon the benefits
to be derived from the public school sys
tem, while all classes are not agreed upon
the beneficial influence of the church.
The statement made In the first part
of this sentence is erroneous. All classes
are not agreed that the public school
system is a benefit. A very large and
powerful element in our country are bit
terly opposed to the public school. They
declare that the schools are godless; and
being compelled to maintain their own
parochial schools, they allege that a gross
injustice is practiced on them when they
are compelled to pay taxes to support the
public school in which they do not be
lieve, and to which (in many instances, at
least) they do not send their children.
But the state declares that in order to
make good American citizens out of the
rising generation, the public school sys
tem must be maintained, and it refusss
to make them exempt from the payment
of taxes to secure that end.
The state is concerned for its preserva
tion, and it declares that the man who
has large wealth, and ro children, or who,
having children, prefers to send them to
a private school, shall contribute of his
wealth to the maintainauce of the
schools, as well as tho poor man, who has
hut little property and many children to
send: and it cannot afford to waste time
in splitting hairs and making distinctions
over the pretext offered by the Romanist
that he is imposed upon in being com
pelled to pay taxes to the public schools,
when he has his own parochial school, to
which to send.
"De lex non curat," is an old maxim,
which will apply here. Just so, the state
has always understood that the church
la her most powerful conservator of
morals; the teacter of those virtues
which aro indispensable to American cit
izenship; and hence she .makes provision
for her encouragement by exempting from
luxation tne property sne uas wnicn is
actually used for purposes of worship,
education and benevolence, and it is right
that it should be so. despite the views of
a very small and inconsiderable portion
of the community, v ho do not feel in this
matter as the great majority of their
fellow-citizens do. SELLWOOD.
A GREAT WORK COMPLETED
Over 81,000,000 and 370,000 Days.'
Time Put Into It.
During the past 50 years Webster's and
Worcester's dictionaries have been the
recognized authorized authorities on spell
ing and pronunciation In the United States,
and with the exception of spasmodic ef
forts in 1854 and 1SS9 on the part of the
publishers of Webster's Unabridged, no
real Improvement has been made since the
Issue of the edition of 1S47.
The first step to obtain a better diction
ary than Webster's was made by the Cen
tury Company, of New York, m 18S3, when
they issued an American edition of Dr.
Ogilvle's "Imperial Dictionary." This
work, superior as It was, only demon
strated the absolute necessity of an en
tirely new dictionary, based upon original
research, and Professor Whitney was au
thorized to select a corps of assistants
and proceed with the making of a modern
dictionary. The work was completed in
1832, in six large quarto volumes, but at a
cost which placed it beyond the reach of
even those who were fairly well off in
this world's goods.
The world is Influenced by example; the
London Crystal'Palace Exposition of 1S51
has been imitated by every civilized na
tion till the great Columbian Exposition
at Chicagor eKflteus.Wd human efforts in
that line fprs the present gener-:
ation. The publication of the "Im
perial" rand ,the "Century"- dic
tionaries opened the eyes of scholars and
publishers to tha great advance in the
English language which has been made
since the days of Sir Francis Bacon and
Ben Jonson. The cost of the Century Dic
tionary excluded it from the homes of the
common people, and the question arose,
Could a dictionary be compiled embracing
as high literary and scientific scholarship
as the Century and be published at prices
to compete with Webster's International?
Messrs. Funk & Wagnalls, the enterpris
ing New York publishers, thought it was
practicable, and five years ago commenced
organizing a corps of scholars to carry
out their Idea. Very soon they had 247 of
the most learned professors in the world
at work on the different departments;
each word was referred to an expert in
that branch of knowledge to which it re
lated. To illustrate, words relating to a
particular religious denomination were re
ferred to a scholar of that denomination;
wordsy relating to a particular school of
mediefne went to a professor practicing
that system, an so on through every
branch of knowledge.
The vast stores of information thus ac
cumulated were then taken by the office
editors, systematized, arranged and illus
trated, and the complete work is now pre
sented to the people of the whole world
under the title of the "Standard Diction
ary of tho English Language." It is is
sued in 2 vols., bound in full Russia, at
$S 50 per vol., and bound in full Turkey
morocco, at $11 00 per vol.
It would be impossible in a brief book
review to enumerate all the features, in
which It Is superior to any other diction
ary of the English language in use, and
wo will only refer to a few points. The
"Standard Dictionary" contains in its vo
cabulary S01.7SS words, as against 225,000 in
the Century, 125,000 in Webster's Interna
tional, and 113,000 in Webster's Una
bridged. In the first spelling of each word
in the "Standard," if It commence with a
capital letter It should always be so writ
ten; In the respelling for pronunciation the
scleritiflo alphabet is used which simpli
fies tha pronunciation. The definitions are
given in the "order of usage." the most
common one first, while the Century first
gives the one nearest the root of the word,
and that Is usually very far from being
the one you want. In quoting from au
thors to illustrate definitions, the Stand
ard gives the name of the author, the title
of the book, the chapter, page, and also
the initials of the publishers and the year
In connection with a very copious list of
synonyms the Standard also gives (as the
public should bear in mind the fact that
no other dictionary has attempted to do it)
a list of autonyms, prepositions and
phrases: in connection with words repre
senting various occupations of life, such
as agriculture, architecture, brewing,
brickmaklng. etc., a large list of technical
terms used are given; a full page of por
traits of registered animals, representing
the different breeds of "cattle," accom
pany that word; and the same plan Is fol
lowed with dogs, fowls, horses, sheep and
swine. The word "mankind" Is illustrated
by a page of 42 typical heads of different
race stocks, and another page classifying
the races of mankind based on general
ethnological grounds; and still another
based on the character of the hair, pre
pared by the Smithsonian Institution. The
definitions and illustrations of the word
"measure" occupy 13 columns, while
"weights" take up nearly three pages.
The colored plates illustrating birds,
decorations of honor, flags and signals
used by government, gems and precious
stones, familiar flowering plants, national
coats of arms, government seals, color
spectrum and typical colors, are full page
gems worthy of being framed and hung
up in the library to show the perfection
to which the lithographic art has been
Tables of proper names and their cor
rect pronunciation; foreign words,
phrases, etc., current in English litera
ture, with their meaning; faulty diction,
with brief statement of general princi
ples regarding usage; disputed spellings
and pronunciations to which subjects over
30 pages are devoted; abbreviations and
contractions; arbitrary signs and symbols,
and the language of flowers and gems
round out the second volume of the
Standard Dictionary with an amount of
information upon every class of human
knowledge never before condensed into
such a systematic and complete treasure
house, available alike to the rich and the
poor. The engravings in the text are all j
new and prepared for thi3 work, and illus
trate everything where artist's pencil can
aid the reader to a more clear and perfect
understanding of the printed words.
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(who spent two years in introducing the
Century Dictionary), is local agent for
the "Standard," and will be pleased to
call upon any of our citizens who will
take the trouble to send him their ad
dress. Increase of the Churches.
An interesting table, printed in the Independ
ent, shows the net increase or decrease In the
membership of the various religious denomina
tions In the United States during the past four
years. It will be observed that while the Cath
olics fell far short of several Protestant denom
inations In the Increase ot ministers, and short
of the Methodists In new churches, they repre
sent more than half the new communicants:
Ministers. Churches, nicants.
Adventlsts 5T 40 4.012 1
Baptists 4.U04 1.C7S 63.053
Catholics CIO ,065 1.243.56S
Christians 4S 33 6.000
Church ot God 72 SI 13.483
Church New Jerus'm i1 32 1.020
Congresationailsts ... 176 532 67.229
Disciples of Christ.... 1,107 1,522 229.9G6
Dunkards 27 7 SO
Evangelical Ass'n.... 13 635 14,536
Friends' 12 7 505
German Evan. Prot.. 1 3 344
German Ev. Synod... S$ 103 11.763
Jews 75 S.OU
Latter-Day Saints.... 17 25 5.S73
Lutherans S29 578 78,062
Mennonltes 43 50 1.650
Methodists 2,31 7,310 352.2(5
Moravians 1 2 754
Presbyterians 433 S74 137.672
Prot. Episcopal 253 705 60.255
Reformed .... 62 155 22.12S
Salvation Army .. 2,016 313 13,238
Theosophlsts 61 1.0S5
United Brethren 112 371 10,437
Unitarians ... 4 16 501
"Unhersalists ....... 72 64 S.OOtf
Waidenstronlans ... 140 iro 20.0C&
Total net lacrease.17,331 12.1S0 2,337,206
Value of Colors to AnimalH.
New York World.
The use of the color of animals to pro
tect them is one of the highly interesting
subjects which has been developed by re
search and discussion in the last few
years, but less attention has been paid
to the equally interesting subject of the
use of colors in fruits. It is a highly sug
gestive fact that until the seeds of a
plant are ripe its fruit remains of the
same color as its leaves, and is therefore
effectually concealed. But as soon as the
seeds are ready for distribution by birds
or animals, which feed on the fruit, the
color of the fruit becomes brilliant in
many plants, while in all it is in marked
contrast to the color of the leaves.
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127-129 FIFTH ST.
ILLUSTRIOUS TESTIMONY REGARDING THE C0PELAND SYSTEM
Many Noted Men Who Have Been Taking the Treatment Now
Bearing Witness to the Matchless Skill of the Cope
land Specialists Just What It Means.
Many very prominent people have lately
been publicly extolling the merits of the
Copeland medical system. Men of emi
nence and reputation in the ministry. In
the law. In nollHre: nnri in onmmoroo
men and women of distinguished position
in all the higher walks of life have been
speaking as personal witnesses to the
exceptionally able and excellent work of
the Copeland specialists.
Not that it requires any more learning
to handle the aliments of distinguished
people than it does to handle the aliments
of people who are not distinguished. There
is a sense in which a grateful or com
mendatory expression copiing from a rich
or learned or saintly person has no more
force than the same thing coming out of
the heart of a poor and plain and very
common person. The diseases of the "up
per classes" are identical with those of
the "lower classes." A king coughs or
spits blood just like a hired man. A states
man sinks under the same catarrhal rot
that undermines a butcher. The lady of
wealth and ease, who has no harder du
ties to perform than those of reading
poetry and feeling sorry for the poor,
has the same headache that tires a pale
girl in the laundry.
Quite true, the diagnosis, the remedy
and the skill to cure are not dependent
on the patient's station in life. And yet
there is one feature of the Copeland spe
cialty system In view of which these
praises from persons of wealth and learn
ing and high social station have not only
a meaning, but a big meaning, and not
only a point, but the point of a blade.
Attention cannot be too often called to
the fact that the Copeland system of spe
cialty services involves but a very small
fraction of the expense usually incident
to the treatment of chronic Infirmities.
The fee is leas than one-fifth that usually
exacted. In fact, anything In excess of a
rate of Jo for one month's continuous
treatment. Including all the medicines,
is never under any circumstances ac
cepted. Hence, when so many "people of com
manding position in society unite in com
mending the Copeland system the effect
is to rip open a nasty medical fallacy
and let out a good deal of foolish pus.
It cuts from the heart of man that
wretched and rotten notion that medical
treatment, to be highly meritorious, must
be correspondingly expensive. It shows
that all the true help and all the genuine
benefits of modern medical science are
being provided by Drs. Copeland & Mont
gomery at less than one-fifth the aver
age charges of the profession.
BAD NASAL CATARRH.
Its Quick and Complete Mastery by
the Copeland Treatment.
Mr. John Ashmead, whose home is at
Rocky Point, Oregon, is one of the pio
neer settlers of the state, and has lived
in Oregon for nearly fifty years. In fact,
there are few men wjio. are better-acquainted
-with the growth and development
of the state than Mr. Ashmead.
At this time, Mr. Ashmead is stopping
at Turner Station. Oregon, and when
speaking to the writer a few days ago
of his good health at thfs time, spoke
very enthusiastically of the Copeland
treatment. He said:
"For a number of years I was greatly
annoyed with a severe case of catarrh
affecting my head and throat. I have been
subjected to a great deal of exposure dur
ing my time, and I suppose that was the
cause of my trouble. The trouble came
Said Napoleon at Wagram, as lie watched JIac-
donald's fierce charge that won
the great battle.
at ai? Irteresti
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on me the way catarrh always comes,
from a bad cold in the head. First. I
noticed that my nose was always stopped
up, on one side or the other, then both
sides at times, giving my head an un
comfortable, stuffed-up, smothered feel
ing. The natural drain of the head through
the nose was Interfered with, and almost
completely destroyed. The nasal matter
was discharged backward, dropping in my
throat and causing that endless and tire
some hawking, coughing, straining and
spitting that catarrh sufferers nearly al
ways complain of. Then came the very
miserable headaches and a very annoying
ringing in the right ear. Often I would
be troubled with great dlzlnes3 of the
Mr. John. Ashmend, Kocliy Point, Or.
head, nervousness and general bodily
weariness and exhaustion.
"I had tried a number of simple- rem
edies for my trouble, but they seemed to
have little or no effect. In fact, I was
growing gradually worse until I was in
duced to try a course of the Copeland
expert treatment. The results have been
more than I expected. My symptoms
have disappeared one by one; I am eat
ing better, and feel stronger. In fact, I
am in better condition than I have been
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