The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 14, 1900, Page 18, Image 18

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THE SUNDAY OEEGONIAN, PORTLAND, JANUARY 14, 1900.
"MP HIS COMMON NAME
BUT
HE'S THE GRAND TYmC
THE EXTIIIE ILLIHEE.
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By "Gorcrnor'a Commission and
Company's Permission," He Rules
an Alaskan IjIe for TJncIe Sam,
Away out in the Pacific ocean, off from
the shores ol Alaska, Is a. lonely little Isle,
with barely room enough for the small
village of KUl-is-noo to find a lodgment
thereon. There the Alaska "Whaling Com
pany prepares fish oil for the market, and
Isle and Inhabitants are objects of In
terest to every arriving steamer-load of
people. Arrivals are not frequent, as may
fce imagined, hut whenever there is one,
and the steamer is made fast to the pier,
then the seafaring tourist is quickly out
and abroad, in the search for novelty and
experience.
As you go up the little -wharf, you meet
the portly form of an individual In uni
form, splendid In gold trimmings and
the portly form of an individual In uni
exteads to you his large, fat hand and
greets you -with a hearty "welcome. One
-would think himself a friend of the old
fellow who had just returned from a trip
around the world, so glad appears ho to
see you.
But some one ventures the question,
"Who is he?"
The old gentleman is plainly astonished
that people are so stupid as not to know
who he is. However, he tells- us, with a
show of comical dignity, that he Is high
chief and governor of the town, and, J
pointing, exclaims: "My house is yonder."
Then, as he turns to lead the way, he
extends an Invitation to every one to
come visit him.
"BIfir Injun, Mel"
On nearing the house, he points with
pride to his family "'coat of arms" over
the door, with the painted Inscription in
English:
By the Governor's Commission and
the Company's Permission, I am
made the Grand Tyee of this entire
Illibee.
Prominent in song and story,
I have attained the top of glory,
As Sac-in-wa I am known to fame,
Jake's but my common name.
No totem stick adorns the front yard,
where Sac-in-wa, "the Grand Tyee," stops
to explain that, years ago, the governor
of Alaska gave him "big power, my
commission!" and shows you a letter,
which tells you that he is a good Indian
and a friend of the white people.
He invites you to come in, and opens
the door; he is simply delighted to have
so much company.
On entering, you are at liberty to inspect
everything in the room.
Ready for Business.
The old chap's collection of curiosities
end wares at once interests the tourist
who 1s anxious to buy anything and every
thing, and the governor is ready for busi
ness. He can furnish anything, from a
whale's Jaw to a native needle. There
are baskets of beautiful design, bead work,
matting, carvings in wood and bone,
bracelets of solid gold and silver. Imple
ments of war and native clothing of every
inscription.
Sac-ln-wa doesn't have to tell you that
he is closing out his fall stock, "to make
room," and that the article worth 70 cents
is "marked down" to C9". cents. He has
the one price, and you must be quick, or
some one else nands over the sum asked
and adds another prize to his collection.
One realizes, as he hurries back on board
the waiting steamer, with luggage mucn
augmented and purse correspondingly de
pleted, what a wealthy old schemer, Sac-in-wa,
"by the Governor's commission
and the company's permission, Grand
Tyee of the entire illihee," is fast becom
ing. Go north, young man; go north!
W. S.
VENTRILOQUISM A FAKE,
About Played Ont as a Vaudeville
Specialty Aovrada a.
"Ventriloquism as a vaudeville specialty
is about played out," said a veteran show
man to a New York Sun reporter. "It
was always a great fake. Of course, we
know nowadays that there is no such thing
as 'throwing the voice,' and that it is
simply an illusion In which the eye plays
a. bigger part than the ear. For Instance,
a. man is seated on the stage with a me
chanical dummy on his knee, and you hear
a voice. The man's face is stiff, and the
Jaws of the dummy are wagging naturally
3 ou jump to the conclusion that the voice
comes from the doll. If you were right
beside them you would know better, but
5 ou are too far away to exactly locate the
sound. That's the principle of the whole
taing, but in the old days the voice-throwing
theory was generally accepted.
I remember In the season of 1SS9-9D I
was manager of a clever prestidigitator,
who was also a ventriloquist. He claimed
to be able to throw his voice 42 feet, and
'land it In a. space 10 inches In diameter,
as you might speak of pitching a baseball
or quoit. It was a most absurd contention,
bat he stuck to it, even to me in private,
md we had a stock story we used to work
off on the country papers, about his ap
pearing at a coroner's inquest and making
the corpse accuse a suspected person of
murder. At that instant the climax
rar a hollow voice issued from the dead
man's throat' It was a thrilling yarn,
and, in the course of time, my boss got to
beiieve it himself, and rrould narrate the
details with every evidence of good faith.
"During the performance he used to or
der everybody off the stage, but occasion
ally I would sneak around behind and
listen through a peephole, and it was won
derful how the illusion was lost. Fre
quently, on the road, he would be em
barrassed by requests to "throw his voice
Into this thing or that to further some
practical joke, and would always reply
that 'his larynx was a trifle inflamed.
SU1 he was a capital ventriloquist one of
tho best, I believe, that was ever in the
bus.ness."
EXTRADITION'S LONG ARM.
No Country Wliere a Criminal May
Avoid Apprehension.
"A very interesting fact of modern life
that seems to have escaped attention,"
remarked a New Orleans lawyer to the
Times-Democrat of that city the other
day, "is that the world has wiped Its last
City of Kefuge off the map. There is no
longer any spot on the globe where our
t uglLvcs from justice aro safe from extra
tJon. "When I first began to practice law an
American criminal of retiring disposition
d a wide range of choice in the matter
c foreign residence. Spain, Turkey, Al
g.ers, Japan, Holland, Chile, Ecuador, the
Pi upplnes, Cuba, and all of Central
Amenta except British Honduras guar
anteed security to assorted brands of fu
gitives, from murderers down, and the
Lst of resorts open to simple embezzlers
was very much larger. For years you
rcm nber, every runaway bank cashier
mace a bee line for Canada, and the thing
got to be a standing joke, like the moth-tr-In-law
gag and the merry quips about
plumbers. Nevertheless, the circle kept
sedlly contracting and one by one the
different countries entered Into mutual
treaties and put up the bars, so the Amer
ican crook who wanted a. change o air
bean to find himself in the position of
Dick Swiveller, when he checked off the
London streets he couldn't traverse with
out meeting creditors. It was mighty
hard work to figure out a safe itinerary.
Canada hung tenaciously to the tourist
trade, but at last she passed a law against
bringing stolen property Into the Domln
ion and practically excluded the flit
ting banker. Japan was one of the last of
the distant powers to adopt a treaty cov
ering what are called 'crimes against
property, and the new proviso was a se
vere blow to felonious gentleman In del
icate health. It robbed them of the
balmy climate of Yokohama. Eventually
things simmered down to Central Ameri
ca, and then by process of elimination to
Spanish Honduras. That was the final
stronghold of the fugitive, but in 1S9S
the congress of the nation approved a
new treaty clause, containing the usual
extradition provisions.
"So, as I said before, there Is now no
City of Hefuge on the face of the earth.
The man with a warrant goes whereso
ever he lists."
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AVOIDS THE BOSS BARBER.
Pat Man's DlslUfe to Beincr Shaved,
by That Functionary.
"You're next, sir," said tho bos3 barber,
indicating a fat man who was burled be-
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KEEPS PEACE AXD SEIXS CURIOS OX ONE OF TTXCIE SAM'S AIASKAN
ISLES.
hind a newspaper. "I'll wait for a while,"
replied the fat man. "I'm in no hurry."
As another man climbed Into the vacant
chair the fat man leaned over to an
other customer who was1 waiting his turn,
and confided that he was in a hurry, a
deuced hurry, but he would rather lose
his turn than be shaved by the proprietor
of the shop.
"It isn't that I have any grievance
against this particular barber," he went
on, "but I shun all boss barbers as I
would a plague. In the first place, he
patronizes you, and in the second place
he is Invariably the worst barber in the
shop. Then, too, it takes him about twice
as long. He will lather one side of your
face, and then go over to the desk to
make change for a customer who is going
out, for he is generally his own cashier.
He considers it his duty to exchange airy
persiflage with each customer as he leaves
the shop, and by the time ho gets back
to you your face is caked in cold lather.
"This usually happens four or Ave times
while you are getting shaved, and you
may consider yourself lucky If a salesman
for a perfumery or soap house doesn't
come In to talk up his wares. In that
event you are bound to be kept waiting
for 10 or 15 minutes, and when you are
finally shaved your peace of mind is
destroyed for the rest of the day. No
boss barbers in mine. I know 'em too
well, and I wait every time." Philadel
phia JEtecord.
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Judge "Us Xot Yet.
.Flushed with the first fierce Joy of battles won
On foreign fields -where lo e of freedom called,
The oppressor vanquished under tropic sun,
A people saved from horrors that appalled;
Exultant in our heroes of the sea.
The fine high fruitage where all virtues met
Sons of the gods, dauntlees immortals we!
Judge us not 5 et.
Dreams of vast empire held in freedom's name,
Of golden argosies from tropic clime.
Of earth-compelling' armaments that flame
Their lurid lightnings at a rival's crime;
"Vcot empire, made all Christian by the might
That Christian lands from pagan traffic get
Dazzling the visions glimmering on our sight t
Judge us not yet.
Passed the first frenzy of a wild desire.
Sober and sane, yet proud, the nation stands;
Tnrilled with the pulsings of immortal fire,
The glory of her gifts to other lands.
Freedom ehe bears, not license uncontrolled.
And equal laws in stable compact set;
Faithful and firm the hands that justice hold
Judge us not yet.
Urged by no outworn precept of the past s
And fill the sky with smiles,
The farmer has a fit and tears his hair
To kill the spirit cf thedecd that's done, (
The nation holds the very present fast.
And plans a mightier future Just begun.
Ah, not in vain the battle's awful clash,
Xor vain the fields with blood of heroes wet
Oppression's power is trembling to the crash.
Judge us not yet.
The word unalterable of God's decree
Of universal Justice and good-will
Sweeps 'round the earth from sea to tropic sea,
His might. His tried and chosen people still.
Not all unworthy did our fatheie stand;
Our sins, O Lord, we pray forgive, forget;
Uplift us now by Thine almighty hand
Judge us not you
Independence, Or. S. T. J.
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SJxe Had to TPalkey-PalUey.
A carrier on his way to Hinckley over
took a poor woman carrying a baby. She
was very tired, and asked h.m if he would
give her a lift.
"Yes, missus," said he, "if you won't
talk rubbish to the baby."
The woman promised not to do so, and
got in. "They had not proceeded far when
the baby began to cry.
"Hush, my little ducky-wucky," said the
mother, "you're going to Hinckley-Pinck-ley
to see our uncley-punckley."
"Now you can get out and walkey
palkey," said the carried. "Weekly Tele
graph. q a
"Or Else We Die."
The bleak wind whistles through our pants
In manner sharp, unfeeling,
And many a desperate Jig we dance
To keep us from congealing.
Oh, j e delinquents, hear our prayer.
And bestir jour loitering peglets.
And -chip In for another pair
Of pantlets for our leglets.
Or. else we die and eoar on wings
To where the never wear euch things.
New Era.
HOW HE SPENT A MILLION
JOHJT I STTLMVATTS RECKXESS EX
PENDITURE OP A FORTUNE.
Twenty Years of Money-Malting-, on
tho Stagre and In the Prize Rinar,
and Xanjjht to SIlotv for It,
John Ii. Sullivan, the ex-"champlon of
champions," while sitting in the office
of his new place, "the Inferno," on
Broadway, New York, a week or two
since, told how he had squandered near
ly a million dollars which he had earned
during his slightly less than 20 years
connection with tho prh ring and theat
rical enterprises, to a. correspondent of
tho Baltimore American. Some portion
of the story has found Its way by tele
graph throughout the world, but -it is
interesting enough to be given in its en
tirety, as a commentary on the manner
In which an ignorant, uneducated Boston
hack driver, possessed only of a rare
physique and the qualities which go to
the making of a perfect fighting ani
mal, amassed such wealth and, having
amassea, disponed of it, in compara-'
tively so short a time.
The "big fellow" was running through
his personal papers, and paused at an
entry made a little more than 10 years
ago, just after his remarkable battle with
Kilrain. "With a grotesque shake of his
grizzled head, as he pointed at the item,
ho remarked:
"That's my courthouse. I paid for It, ,
and If justice were done I would be able
to go down there and cart it off. It cost
too rriuch, anyway. h
Pressed for an explanation of his re
mark, Sullivan clinched his teeth tighter
into tho butt of his cigar, paused remi
nlsceratly for a moment, and then pro
ceeded: How It "Was Done.
"Well, you have asked how I succeeded
in spending a million dollars in a few
years, and I suppose that this story will
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Main street, San Jacinto, Cal., after
recent earthquakes.
serve to give you an insight into the
business. Here," throwing a time-yellowed
paper across the table, "you see
u,1 haVe chared myselc I
with $18,000. That represents the big end
of the money I received for beating 'Jake i
tills entry where I have charged myself
aviiram. maae a nresent nf it tn unma .
friends of mine down in Mississippi. j
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never had been able to put one up, and, sary, but expensive. I have divided half
knowing that I had plenty of cash, they ! a million dollars with my manager, while
proceeded to put on the screws. I gave a man in any other business would have
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up $18,000 In on lump. Purvis got its
courthouse all right.
"Still, what was $18,000 in those days?
If that was all that I have ever been
robbed of I would be a wealthy man now.
I havo literally given away more than
$200,000. I never took a man's note la my
life. I have loaned sums of $5000 and
$10,000 more than once, and always held
that if a man was not honest enough to
pay, his note would have no effect upon
him. If they thought they were beating
me, they were mistaken. The money was
a gift I don't now consider that I am
any man's creditor.
"My first earning in tho ring was of
little consequence. It was just 19 years
ago this coming New Year's that I de
feated John Donaldson, in Cincinnati. I
liked to fight in those days; and, in order
that I should not be disappointed, I con
tributed $50 toward the purse, which only
amounted! to $78, making my net gain for
whipping Donaldson just $28.
For "Whipping "Paddy" Ryan.
"I fought and whipped 'Paddy' Ryan,
at Mississippi City, February 7, 1882, and
received for doing -it $4500, which wa3
about half my due. I was robbed of
the balance. On my way home I gave
exhibitions at Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Buffalo, Pittsburg and New
York, and received $24,900 as my share of
tho receipts.
"For whipping Elliott I received $2600,
and when 'Tug "Wilson staid four rounds
with mo at Madison. Square garden, I
was paid $10,000. A few weeks In the show
business brought me $16,000, and when
"Williams, in May, 1883, stopped mo from
giving 'Charley' Mitchell the final blow,
I was still ablo to add $12,000 to my bank
account. Beating Slade, the Maori, was
worth another $12,000 to me. I put $50,000
into a. saloon: In Boston, and took out
twice that amount." i
Then tho former champion sketched
more of his .winnings, and said: "They
were coming my way in great shape about
1883. Two exhibitions In which I beat
big John Dafiln and 'Alt' Greenfleld, In
Madison Square garden, brought mo
$33,000, and for 30 seconds, the time it
required for me to put 'Paddy' Ryan out,
I received $8000. I would like to work
a few hours at (that rate now.
"In 1885-86 I was with a minstrel show.
doing the states, and received $35,000 for
my work. J whipped Frank Herald in
Allegheny City and earned $8000. A
saloon In New York brought mo in $15,000.
Another exhibition with 'Paddy Ryan,
this- time in San Francisco, was worth
$15,000 rto me. I toured with 'Pat' Sheedy,
and we hia $80,000 to divide. "When" I
broke my 'arm on 'Patsy' Cardiff I was
given $10,000 as a balm. Then I went to
England, and brought $28,000 home with
me. A benefit in Boston added $5000 to
my total, and that brought me up to the
fight with Kilrain, at Richburg, Miss.,
July 8, 1889. I retained the champion
ship, and received $26,000 for doing tho
trick. Then I bought my courthouse.
immense Theatrical Profits.
"Playing with Duncan Harrison in
'Honest Hearts and Willing Hands,' I
drew $60,000, which we divided. Corbett
and I fought In New Orleans, September
7, 1892, for $15,000, winner take all. He got
it. However, my benefit in Madison
Square.garden started me off with $17,000
again. Two seasons in 'The Man From
Boston' were worth $120,000, and I took
$30,000 moro out of the play, 'Tho True
American.'
"Now, if you will make a total of those
amounts you will have something like a
million dollars. How did I spend it? "Well,
put down $18,000 for that courthouse,
$200,000 more given away; then add an
other $200,000 for entertainments of a
liquid nature, and finally about $S0,000,
losses in gambling and speculations. That
disposes of half of it, and that half I
should havo saved.
"I suppose my legitimate livinjr ex
penses have been about $200,000, and my'
ngnts pernaps cost mo $100,000 In training
and kindred expenses. I have sunk about
$200,000 in unfortunate business ventures.
"With a fighter money comes easy, and
It goes the same way. I spent $5000 train
ing for my battle with Corbett, and lost
$20,000 betting on myself. I always kept
a stable of trainers following me, aud
they were a heavy expense.
"But it was being a good fellow that
broke me. I was the great and only
'John L.' Say, ray boy, that title cost
me enough money ito last an ordinary
man a lifetime. I was too easy. "When
someone would say that I was tho only
one, it meant another basket of wine.
When another would say that I never
refused a friend a dollar, and afterward
asked me to lend him fifty, he got a hun-
dred.
men, too, I was slow. I was slow
in getting to the box office. The others
got there first, and the first count of re
ceipts was the largest. Was I robbed?
Yes, I was robbed. If I had what they
took from me, I would be satisfied.
Ho Had His Fllnir.
"However, I don't regret it. I had my
fling, and I paid for It. I haven't touched
a drop of liquor for six months, and am
not going to drink again. I feel as well
as ever, and if I could lose a bit of fat,
I would havo another try in the ring. But
that is out of the question. I am going
to try to. make my business a success,
and if I ever get another they will havo
to break the United States to break me.
My money will go into bonds."
"Jim" Corbett, who wrested the cham
pionship from Sullivan, has also known
the ups and downs of life. He spent
5S500 getting himself into shape to be
defeated by FJtzsimmons, and lost $16,000
which he bet on himself in that fight.
He received $20,000 from tho purse and
$50,000 as his share of tho picture money.
He said yesterday that his money, like
Sullivan's, had gone in riotous living and
in staking his friends. Unlike "John Ii.,"
however, he has never gone the limit. He
still owns his house, which he values at
5i0,000, and has money otherwise invested,
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tnlnS r every borrower in tho land. Wo j
have to give up. Sullivan has given away
a fortune, no doubt. If I had what is '
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the money. We are all spendthrifts. A
man with one erood trainer mn fit iim
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HOSPITAL AT SAN JACINTO AFTER
been able to hayo kept It all himself. It
Is the unnecessary expenses which keep
a pugilist broke."
True Enough. i
Some men get on in life by working
And some by lajlng plans;
And each would like to drop his cailinff
And take come other .man's.
Chicago Times-Herald.
RUIN ON CHRISTMAS DAY
EI TEMBLOR'S RECENT MANIFESTA
TIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
Building; Shaken Flat and Men and
Women Rendered Helpless, Ernt-
Trlillo Heath Claims His Dae.
Christmas day In 1899 will long; be mem
orable in Southern California. Just be
fore the dawn's first glimmer on that day
the southern part of the Golden state was
ylsited by one of the most severe earth
quakes in its history. The damage was
confined to a limited area, but tho tremor
was felt throughout an area of about 150
miles in diameter.
The first shock was experienced at 4:43
A. M., and a succession of sharp, twist
ing, wrenching shocks followed, with scarce
a second's Intermission between them.
They were unheralded by the usual pre
liminary warnings, and the phenomena
wore unique in several other noteworthy
particulars.
The center of tho 'earthquake appears to
WILL RIVAL
Among the many freak schemes for the Paris exposition will be one, provided Its promoter
can procure the necessary capital, which will rival the famous Ferris wheel, of the world's
fair, at Chicago. It will be a gigantic umbrella, with a car for passensers attached to each
rib. "When the umbrella shall be closed the cars will rest on the ground, but when opened it
will raise the cars upward and outward to a height of 350 feet.
have been in the San Jacinto range of
mountains, in Riverside county, the undu
lations from that point extending westward
and northward. Tauqultz, one of the tall
er peaks of the San Jacinto range, has
long been regarded as an extinct vol
cano, and no amount of persuasion can In
duce an Indian to approach the dreaded
mountain. The Indians gave it its name,
which, in English, is Devil's peak.
For a week previous to the quake, om
inous rumblings were heard about the base
of the mountain, and the Indians are not
alone in thinking that there was some
mysterious connection between them and
tho subsequent seismic disturbance.
San Jacinto in Ruins.
San Jacinto and Hemet are the only
towns which suffered serious damage from
the shocks. San Jacinto Is a town of about
1200 people, nestling almost at the base of
the mountain range which gave it its cog-
ffiBtnPffliffli,
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"What cl tcmblo did to a San Jacinto
(Cal.) laundry.
nomen. Tho town has only one main busi
ness street, and on this there were about
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siderable loss of life would have been In
evitable. As it was, no one in the town
proper was Injured. Escapes were nar-
P Terror was widespread, and th,
rac
tho bravest and most cool-headed of the cit
izens became distracted by the roar of fall
Jng walls, the crash of breaking crockery
ond bric-a-brac, and the awful, sickening
motion of unstable Mother Earth.
THE SHAKE-UP.
When daylight came It was found that
practically every building in the town was
a wreck. In every instance, the south
VaU "was down, all walls falling outward.
This partly accounts for the fact that no
one was Injured In the buildings.
The county hospital, built a year ago at
a cost of $10,000, was the chief sufferer,
an illustration on this page showing how
Its south wall was tossed Into tho street.
Tho terror of the unfortunate inmates,
who were utterly powerless to escape from
the violently rocking building in which
they were threatened with death at any
moment, was something pitiable to wit
ness. But there waa nothing that could be
done for them, for those who attempted
to go to their assistance were thrown to
the ground'by the shocks and rendered un
able to help even themselves.
A half dozen miles from the town of. San.
Jacinto is the Soboba Indian reservation.
Tho Indians celebrated Christmas eve with
a fiesta, and a number of the elder women
and children of the tribe decided to remain
In the large adobo structure where the
festivities were held and cook their break
fast there. Tho firs" shock threw tho
mud walls of the building onto them and
six were killed outright. Three or four
others were-also Injured, but not seriously.
Those killed were the old basket-makers
of the village, and It Is feared that the art
of making the famous Soboba baskets was
lost with them.
Damage at Hemet.
At Hemet, a little town three miles from
San Jacinto, like scenes were enacted, but
tHe damage was generally less. A half
dozen brick buildings were badly wrenched
and shaken up, but the walls of only one
felh The Hotel Hemet. a rather preten
tious brick building, costing near $50,000,
suffered the greatest Injury. Every chim
ney was sent crashing through tho roof,
FERRIS WHEEL
and one corner of the building fell In, tho
weight of brick making kindling wood of
a bed on which had just lain a woman
and child. They escaped by jumping
from bed at the flr3t ehock.
With characteristic Western enterprise,
the work of rebuilding was at once begun
at San Jacinto and Hemet. and in a month
or two little will be left to mark the track
of the earth's mighty undulations. Xo
serious earthquake had previously occurred
In Southern California since 1812, when
the large mission building at San Juan
Caplstrano was destroyed. Some SO In
dians were killed at that time, and great
fissures appeared in the earth.
The Christmas quake was remarkable
for the small area affected; with the ex
ception of the two towns mentioned, no
other part of Southern California suf
fered damage greater than that occasioned
by crockery being knocked off shelves and
by breaking glass. And there were other
peculiarities.
Artesian wells about San Jacinto, which
had long been dry, began to flow again,
and hot sulphur springs burst out near
the baso of Tauquitz peak. The undula
tions had seemingly a rotary or twisting
motion, for a number of statuettes were
turned half about and buildings wero
warped, as if by a cyclone. After their
one forceful engagement, the shocks ceased
and only two almost imperceptible tremors
were felt afterwards, whereas usually se
vere quakes are repeated, later shocks not
Infrequently being heavier than those
which come first. The disturbance was
preceded by a spell of unusually warm
weather, tho thermometer registering from
75" to 0 deg. three or four days before the
shocks came.
Entertaining Sinter's Bean.
My sister's beau's a feller 'at mo3 any one d
like;
Ho's orful good t' me, an once ho let ma rida
hlablke!
He'd Ief it otandln' by the gate, outside, an' I
got on
An' maw lit into ocoldin. but he topk my part,
doggone!
He said I wouldn't hurt It, an' I didn't, neither.
Say!
But ain't It mean to scold, a boy 'fore comp'ny
that-a-way ?
Hy tops an' balls he looks at, an ray "For-a-
Good-Boy" cup.
When I'm. a-entertalnin hun, while els is
dressln up.
He's Jeo" wrapped up In furrln' stamps, post
marks, an' tin-tags, too;
I showed him mine an' he Jes looked my whul
collection through.
He says he "dotes" on bird egga, an he han
dles 'em &o if
He knowed 'ey'd break like ev'rythlns If once
'ey got a bin"!
An', say, he listens to me when I tell him
thlng3 on sIb,
'Bout her laot beau. Jus' 'fore him, an' how I
seed 'em kls3!
The feller, laughln', says. "Oho, of knowledge
deep I sup"
When I'm a-entertainln him while els Is
dressln' up.
'K'en sis she comes down stairs, "with face ao
fair as any salni,"
I heard him say, soft like to her he, doesn't
know It's paint!
I'm 'most afeard to tell him, though I want to
mighty bad,
For ho's the tlptest toptest beau 'at sis she
ever had.
An' 'tlsn't right to fool him. Gee! he tells euch
bully things.
Of shootln' bears an' catamounts an' all such
scary things;
An me an hftn talk ev'rythlng, from porky
pine to pup.
When fm a-entertalnln' him while si3 is
dressln' up.
Roy Farrell Greene In Leslie's Weekly.
She Had Him Landed.
Her Father (from tho head of the stairs)
Ethel, Is tho young man gone?
Ethel (in an ecstatic stage whisper
Awfully, papa! Melbourne Weekly Times.
a
Prefers to Pay It Bnck.
"A stolen klso or a borrowed kh,
Which is your "favorite, smack?"
"A borrowed kiss." replied the mls,
"For it can be paid back."
-Thicago Dally Jfewa.
ACTOR NOLL ON CRANKS
DECLARES THAT WITHOUT THE3X
DRAMA WOULD RETROGRADE.
"Theatrical Crankiness" a Term Ap
plied to Those Wlio Introduce
Progressive Innovations.
James NaJH, whose dramatic company
begins a week's engagement at th ifttr
quam tomorrow, stands well amoar tha
foremost of stock organization tar3.
This is his and his company's first ex
tended trip on the road, they having here
tofore mostly played, for months at a
time, In the larger cities of the country.
They have only recently competed a 38
weeks' successful engagement at St. Bui
and Minneapolis. The success of Mr.
Neill, aside from his ability as an actor,
is largely due to his attention to apeia!
scenery, stage settings, praparttee and
what, in theatrical parlance. Is known as
the "businftsa" of the profession. HOs
property "plots" are among th most
elaborate In the country, and hte devo
tion otherwise to tho technique of the
stago has earned for him the title of "the
atrical crank" among less careful anL
painstaking actors and managers. ThJg.
by no means, offends Mr. Netll, who, on.
tho contrary, regards It as somewhat in
the nature of a compliment. In a conver
sation on the subject with the writer he
spoke his mind freely, and bis words
aro entitled to the more consideration be
cause of his straightforward manner of
saying just what he means, regardless of
consequences.
"Cranki" Make Progrress.
"There are a great many people tot tbist
world," said he, "who being satiefted to
remain quiet themselves and live une
ventful lives, object strenuously to ay
innovations upon the part of othere tees
contented than they, and who apply to
the latter the familiar appellation of
'crank.' Has It ever occurred to the av
erage observer to analyze the actions that.
caU forth that term?
"They embrace all ambition, all enter
prise, all originality, all desire for some
thing better than has been before. With
out them all improvement would eeaeer
worse than that, there would he retro
gression, for nothing can stand still Hi
this ever-pushing world. All hail, then, to
the 'crank' who ruffles the lazy ealm e
the 'good enough' and pursues hte advanc
ing course la spite of protests anil anath
emas." .
Applying his remarks to tho profession
of which he is so brilliant an ornament,
Mr. Neill said that a stage manager ea
not afford to disregard anything; tht
might add, in the least, to the attractive
ness of a performance. "That will "'
Is a phrase that can never be . sat&fiM
tory excuse for an apologetic substitution.
There may be only one auditor who o
tlces the substitution, but his taste, is of
fended. He continued, saying:
"Authors have much to thank the actor
for In the realization of their intended.
but not always expressed Ideas. Many a.
time has a dramatic writer held Cainlike
feelings against tho stage manager who
has ruthlessly cut one of his most beau
tifully rounded speeches to a single wort,
supplemented by action. But It is often
that very change that makes aa effec
tive scene of what otherwise would have
been tiresome and prosy. In those rare
Instances, where an author is also an
actor or stager of plays, of course this
difficulty is reduced to a minimum. But
even then much can bo brought eut at re
hearsals, which would never become ap
parent from simple readings. This phase
of theatrical 'crankiness' is more thor
oughly understood by the general public
than any other, for the public has learne
to appreciate the difference between
spirited dramatic action and tedious talk.
Stasingr a Play.
"But that which contributes qaUte as
much to its pleasure, though not so rendu
lly evident to It, Is the matter of mtnos
stago decorations. The most casual oh
server would either scoff or become sar
castically hilarious wtere the manage
ment of the Neill company, for instance,
to place before him an attic chamber to
represent a king's palace or an Egyptian.
temple to do service for a modern draw
ing-room. Therefore, It has come about
that the scenic artist is kept busily at
work, and that there Is seldom anything
so Incongruous offered to the public.
"When, however, it comes to the furni
ture which shall be placed upon the stage
in that scene, tho pictures,, the eurtaina,
the draperies which shall decorate the
walls, the bric-a-brac which shall orna
ment tho tables, and the countless little
things which would glvo verisimilitude
to the scene there often arises a deposi
tion to believe that the Rudieneo
'will not know the difference.' This is a
great error, the consequence of which Jm
too little appreciated, and which often
leads to failure, where otherwise success
might have been looked for."
Mr. Neill was of the opinion that there
is far moro artistic sensibility amosa the
general public than Is commonly supposed.
This, he said, a careful ctor or manager
strives never to offend. An actor wilt he
condemned for appearing In a costume
not historically or otherwise correct Why
then, is It not necessary, for example, for
Captain Lettarbialr to have a London
Times to reed upon the stage instead e
even so excellent a paper as the Or
gonian, when the scene of the play Is lawl
In England?
"Would there be anything."" Mr. NelM
asked, "moro ridiculous than for David
Holmes, the conscientious literary critic
and ardent lover of books. In 'A Bach
elor's Romance.' to have In his eherfaned
library only books painted upon the ean-
vas? The canvas Imitations may do to
some extent, but the real articles must
be there as well. There are sure to ho
some eyes In the audience, sharp enougk
to detect the difference, and It will cer
tainly givo a shock to their owner's en
joyment. Other Senses to Be Consulted.
"A man in good society Is called uson
to light a cigar. Some sensitive nose In
the audience will be offended if the etgar
is a '5-center.' An elaborate banquet must
bo real. Makeshifts for food and wine
aro relegated to the past, and there Is or
should be no more slicing- of wood and
brown paper from the breast of a. proper
ty turkey, at which the guests make vig
orous show of mastication, while the
quantity on their plates never dimmlahep.
All these details have their Influence
upon the audience.
"I was frequently asked," continued Mr.
Neill. "during the time that our com
pany produced 'The Senator. in Minneap
olis and St. Paul last summer, why, hi
the breakfast scene we went to the bother
of making coffee upon the stage. It added
an extra and useless expense, we were
told. The coffee was made upon the stage.
for the reason that that was the proper
place to have it made, and also because
Its odor actually permeated the ahr of
the auditorium and every one therein be
came Instantly more In sympathy with.
the scene and, for the moment, considered
himself or herself an, actual partieipaat
therein rather than an auditor.
"And this," concluded- Mr. NettJ. "is
what the so-called 'crankiness' consists of,
and because we do these things," con
cluded Mr. Neill, "we are called 'cranks.'
Of course it all could be carried to ex
tremes, but I. for one, think it better to
err on that side than upon the score ei
Incompleteness."
Far Gone.
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