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THE SU2ST3AT (XREGONIAN, PORTLAND, MARCH 11, 1900.
OREGON'S NEW ELDORADO
Sumptcr's Recently-Acquired Importance as Mining Center
Story of the Great Golconda Other Properties.
BAKER CITY, March 7. Sumptor, the
recently become famous mining center of
this part of the state, is to be a city. If
the enterprise and energy of her pedple ;
can accomplish it. A petition Is being
circulated among the property-owners to
have the streets graded and paved this
spring. The new and unfinished condi
tion of everything in the town makes it
important that provision should be made
to keep visitors from gaining an unfav
orable impression of the place. No mat
ter which way one turns in Sumpter, he
Is confronted with building material
which, unavoidably, obstructs the way
of the pedestrian. It is argued that grad
ed and paved streets would be a wise
provision against these inconveniences.
There are other reasons why it Is desira
ble Sumpter should become a city, and,
as little opposition is being met with, the
movement will, no doubt, become suc
cessful. A pernicious report that has gained con
siderable credence in Baker City and its
vicinity is that the reported great copper
finds of the Seven Devils country, In
Idaho, and also on this side of the line.
In Oregon, are In reality only pockets, or
unimportant stringers, and not large and
permanent bodies of copper ore. This la
flatly contradicted by every mining man
who has seen the properties. The report
is evidently circulated by persons with an
object in view, namely, the purchase of
valuable property at a small figure.
The change in the character of the ore
may have something to do with the cre
dence given this report, but, in reality,
the change is a good indication. At the
Union copper mine, in this state, and at a
depth of 75 feet, the formation has
changed from slate to sulphide ore, con
talning native copper. This copper zone
has been definitely traced for 80 miles,
and Its permanency and richness is un
questionable. Located at Susanville, 50 miles from
Sumpter, Is the Badger group of prop
erties, consisting of four claims. On ac
count of inaccessibility, this mine Is sel
dom visited, and, for that reason, Is not
as well known as some others, but it is
one of the best. The property was lo
cated in the early '60s by W. M. "Wilson,
who ran a tunnel in about 160 feet and
abandoned it because ho found nothing.
About 10 years ago, the mine "was re
opened by a Mr. Hughes, who afterward
sold it to the present owners for about
Nearest Railway Point.
Sumpter is the nearest railroad station,
and all machinery and supplies had to be
packed in on horses and mules. There
being no sawmills, all buildings were
made of logs. Years ago, the owners of
the property built a mill equal to eight
stamps, at enormous expense, and pack
ed the entire plant, equipment and sup
plies from Umatilla Landing, across
country, to Susanville. In the absence
of capital, 1 1 was necessary to begin
to take out ore at once, and at no time
has it been possible to take advantage of
the natural situation. It was necessary
to haul the ore and concentrates to the
railroad for shipment, and at all seasons
of the year, at enormous expense. As in
the case of many other mines, on account
of lack of funds. It has been necessary
to pay the highest prices for the poorest
articles, and to employ sheepherders, in
stead of miners, to do the work. Not
withstanding all these difficulties and
the great waste of money, this mine has
upheld the reputation of the country and
has produced ore enough to carry on the
One of the claims of the Badger grouj
was one of the greatest producers of an
early day in this part of the- state. After
the erection of the plant, Is Is said that,
in a short time, $80,000 was taken out
Rebellious ore was then encountered, and
there being no smelter or plant to treat
this ore on the North Pacific coast at
that time, the mine had to be abandoned.
Susanville district has many other prop
erties, and a story of Its mines and the
hardships and privations of the miners,
dating back into the 'COs, would require
pages to relate.
The Diadem is one of the newer mines
that are attracting attention at the pres
ent time. This property was located Oc
tober 6, 1S92, by R. L. Farmer and L.
M. Barnett As going to show the dis
appointing as well as tle surprising In
cidents connected with the early develop,
ment of the mine. It Is related that Al
bert Gelser was at one time Interested in
the property, and, after spending con
siderable money, concluded that there
was nothing In it, whereupon it reverted
to the original owners. Mr. Gelser is the
man who pushed the Bonanza from noth
ing to the $750,000 limit. The Diadem la
In the Greenhorn Mountains, about six
miles from the Bonanza.
"When the present owners came Into
possession of the Diadem there was a
large amount of what was thought to be
valueless ore on the dump. One day,
while Mr. Pardee was walking over the
dump, he discovered what looked like
good rock. He had an assay made that
showed $75 values. It Is useless to say
no time was lost, but Immediate search
was Instituted for the vein from which
the specimen came; this was found to be
e verj' rich streak, about six inches wide.
This has been followed for 80 feet, and
"by a crosscut from this a largo body of
rich ore has been opened up. The aver
age of 32 assays made from this streak is
$213, while It Is claimed the main ledge
runs from $20 to $40 to the ton. Sinking
and hoisting machinery has been ordered
and will be put In place this spring.
The Bunker Hill.
The Bunker Hill consists of three
claims, the Bunker Hill, Myrtle and Lilac.
The former was located by Thomas Healy.
about two years ago, and the others by
Sullivan, Morley and Duckworth. This
property has no ancient history, but
Btands In strange contrast to the slow
and hazardous methods necessarily em
ployed many years ago. In two years'
tlmo it has passed from the status of a
claim to that of a mine. "Work was be
gun Immediately, and wnen the mine was
bonded to Its present owners It consisted
of a five-foot shaft and an SO-foot tun
nel. Fifteen njen are employed at the
present time, drifting and cross-cutting.
Three hundred feet of tunnelling has been
done to date. Extensive preparations are
being made for elnklng, which will he be
gun when a little further under the hill,
where the best cropplngs were found.
Every Indication points to this becoming
one of the heavy-producing mines of East
ern Oregon. The ledge is about 25 feet
wide, and carries up to $24 In gold. The
Bunker Hill Is the distance of four claims
from the Golconda, and it is said the
same ledge can be traced on the surface
across the four claims.
Hlntory of Golconda.
The two claims constituting the present
great Golconda the Golconda and "Wide
"West were located by Taft, Snyde and
Elliott The difficulties encountered in
opening up this property were not so great
as in the case of some others, so far as
Is generally known. Its location and de
velopment came at a time when there was
less doubt concerning the extent of ore,
and none was ever felt concerning the
value of that In this mine. "Whatever
misgivings the locators may have had they
kept to themselves, and flnalb" sold the
property at what was then considered
an almost fabulous price. In this connec
tion there is an incident that has brought
zauch satisfaction to one of the men who
figured In the sale of the property, as well
as to Mr. English, the purchaser.
"When Mr. English first paid a visit to
this region he drifted one day Into con
versation with Mr. Jackson, who Is now
connected with the management of the
property. It developed that Mr. English
wished to purchase a mine, and Mr. Jack
son knew of one for sale. The possibili
ties of the Golconda were discussed, and
the would-be purchaser was Informed that
It would take a large sum of money to
developed It, but that It was a sure win
ner, and could be "bought for a sum which
Is reported as $30,000. So much confidence
was Inspired by Jackson's plain statement
that Mr. English left Instructions for tho
purchase of the property at that figure. A
few days later he received word, while
In Colorado, that the bargain had been
made, when he immediately forwarded
money to close the deal.
"When he came into possession of the
mine he decided to Introduce tho bromme
chloxine process of treating ore. This
plant, which cost about $230,000, became
useless, because the ore changed to free
milling. This made It necessary to erect a
PHOTOGRAPHIO STCDY, BT 3IB. EDGAB, FELLOES.
"Ed Mr. Edgar Felloes, of The Oregonlan art department belongs the distinction of being
classed as ono of the leading' photographers of the United States. The editor of the American
Annual of Photography, Jw York, requested Mr. Felloes to contribute one of his latest ef
forts for publication In that Journal, it being hie Intention to print 10 pictures by 10 represen
tative photographers of America. A line sketch cannot do more than give a suggestion of he
picture submitted by Mr. Felloes for the purpose mentioned, and which Is herewith repro
duced; for the whole scheme Is an arrangement of black on black, the rose which appears being
the only bit of color shown. It was Introduced to accentuate the velvety blacks of the composition.
stamp mill, which Is now In operation.
Soon after its completion, one of tho rich
est bodies of ore ever uncovered was
found. In one month enougu gold was
taken out to pay for tho plant. Three
tons of selected ore were shipped that
netted $30,000 to the ton. Thl9 sounds so
much like a fairy tale that, even today,
people hesitate to repeat it as truth. The
latest strike In this property, however,
prepares one to believe anything of the
Recently it was reported that better than
$100,000 ore had been found in the Gol
conda. After careful Investigation, tho fol
lowing statement seems to be about cor
rect: Selections of ore could be made, in
large quantity, from the mine, that would
run $250,000 to the ton; quite a large body
of it would go $10,000, as It runs. It i3
thought one single ton could have been
found in a body that would have cleaned
Specimens of Golconda ore are to be
found all over the United States, Mr.
English having been generous In the dlstrt-
butlon of It In the COO boxes of sped- j bles patients to bathe In electric light Is
mens sent by Cleaves Bros., of Baker i described by Pearson's Magazine as be
Clty. to the Editorial Association conven- lnK extremely simple.
tlon at New Orleans, to be distributed
among tho editors, there was a Golconda
specimen in nearly every box. Thus It
will bo seen that the Golconda has already
produced gold enough, not only to pay for
all necessary labor and the machinery
now In use, but also far more than enough
to make good the large sum expended for
the chlorlnation plant at the start, and
which proved unsuitable for the treatment
of the present free-milling ore production
of the mine.
The Inter-Mountain group of mines,
formerly known as the Schnarr property.
is composed of the Inter-Mountain, Silver locally with other arrangements, are eas
Hlll. Greenhorn and Cayuse claims, j lly dealt with by the new system.
William Schnarr and E. J. Hahn took up ' h" -"j "IXJ5? posl'
" tlon, and is comfortably settled (he may
this property about 11 years ago, and funy clothed, or covered with blankets,
worked on it constantly till the fall of without affecting the power of the rays).
1699, when It went into the hands of an the current is turned on, and heat and
associatlpn of capitalists. It Is understood light of considerable intensity are Imme
that the former owners received about dlately produced. In a few moments tho
. !" ?fr ' zs I -$ - - t' """"""I T-Tsr---a: ' n
- a. 3. 4. 5.
$100,000 for the property, and retained an
Interest in it t
Not many mining properties have been
held so long and continuously by the same
parties, and under great difficulties, as
the Inter-Mountain. The former owners
began without capital. The mine at that
time was 15 miles from the end of the
wagon road, and It was necessary to pack
all supplies In on their backs, there not
being even a horse trail by which easier
transportation could be had. Duricar the
had to pack their ore 15 miles on horses
and then haul It with teams, 45 miles to
Baker City, there to be shipped to vari
ous smelters, some of It as a far as St
Louis, Mo., for treatment Notwlthstand
11 years the owners, moreover, had to
make trails, help build wagon' roads and
put up buildings, either of logs, orof
lumber riven by hand from the tree. They
lng all this expense, the ore was of such
value as. to net enough to carry on de
Grit That Deserved Success.
These two men alone during their own
ership of the mine did over 1600 feet of tun
nelling and drifting, arid sank several
shafts, aggregating 200 feet In depth, every
stick of timber In the mine, tunnel-houses,
shaft-houses and buildings having been
gotten, out by hand. "When the property
was sold it was free from debt and up
wards of $20.00-3 worth of ore was on tho
dump and a large quantity was "blocked
out in the mine.
On account of Isolation and lack of
funds, the two plucky owners had to teach
themselves how to assay and. In fact
i overythlng else concerning mines, except
tho willingness to work ana enaure. uut
success came, and It Is rumored that a
pretty little romanco hinges thereon.
One of tho former owners, who Is camp
ing Somewhere around the half-century
mark, still has the hopes and aspirations
of youth. It Is told of him by one of
his present partners that when he came
"West he expected to return with wealth,
but not to return without it "When he
now returns, so tho otory runs, two, in-
etead of one, will enjoy the fruits of his
well-earned victory, wrested from tha
stubborn, gold-bearing hills of Eastern
BOON TO SUFFERERS.
Electric Light Baths Said to Banish
Pain From Human Body.
It has been found that there are many
painful ailments which, when acted upon
by electric heat and light rays, are com
pletely banished from the sufferer's body.
Strong electric light Is thrown on to the
seat of suffering; tho patient basks In a
bath of light and heat experiencing noth
ing but pleasant sensations, and, in most
cases, an immediate and comforting sense
of relief from pain. Men and women who
for years have lost control of their limbs,
I and who have unavalllngly tried every
known cure, have arisen after a course of
electric heat baths and walked with per
fect freedom. The apparatus which ena-
To an adjustable stand are fitted two
large copper or nickel-plated reflectors,
which can be moved In any direction. If
a patient is lying in bed, reflectors are
placed on either side, adjusted to the ex
act position for locating the rays where
desired. On the reflecting surfaces are
tho electric lamps which radiate- the lum
inous heat rays. The heat may be regu
lated by varying the distance of tho re
flectors, or the number of lamps, or by
means of a special regulator which con
trols the electric current. Those parts of
the body, such as the armpits or shoul
ders, which it would be impossible to treat
thermometer will register 300 degrees
Fahrenheit I have seen patients chat
ting cheerfully and experiencing no In
convenience while an affected limb has
been exposed to heat rays at a tempera
ture of 400 degrees Fahrenheit It might
be supposed that such a heat as this
would roast a limb. Undoubtedly there
would be evil results were It not for the
Important fact that dry heat Is employed,
which evaporates perspiration as soon as
It appears on the body.
AMID GOTHAM'S WONDERS
POFnLIST HILL, OF ALBANY, VISITS
Views the Lair of the Money Kings;
la Caught in "Cold Snap' and.
"Wishes Himself Home.
Dr. J. L, Hill, the well-known 'Mlddlo-of-the-Road"
Populist, of Albany, Or., has
been recently visiting Greater New Tork,
and he writes of the things he has seen
to his homo paper the Albany Morning
Herald. Under dato of February 25, he
saya that he expects to be home soon,
"and," ho declares, "when I get my dew
claws fastened Into Oregon mud again
they'll stick. New York Is a great city,
and favors and .courtesies are teeming in
on us from the doctors. By specl Invita
tion of the celebrities, we attended tho
State Medical Congress, where were many
of the noted men of the country. Doctors
were in clawjhammer attire, and their
wives wero bedecked with diamonds that
glistened like the constellations In tho fir
mament Many of the medical giants of
Now York, Philadelphia and other cities
were there, including some from the South.
A general introduction and handshaking
followed tho dinner, and then the discus
sion of medical subjects. "We were struck
with the welcome extended mudsills from
tho far "West.
"If New York City was In the "Willam
ette Valley,, or anywhere else, where the
climate is decent. It would be tho world's
wonder, but the ellmato will always be
against It In one night snow fell eight
inches deep, and It was bitter cold for two
days. By tho end of the third day 4000
men, 1000 or more carts and wagons, at
an outlay of over $2,003,000, had the snow
dumped Into the rivers and the streets
Everything: "Was New.
"For tho first week or two everything
was new and attracted our notice In pass
ing, but it is not so now. The Dcwoy
Arch, Greeley, Irving, Columbus and hun
dreds of noted pieces of statuary on pub
lic squares we rush by with no more notice
than we are accustomed to giving a
broken-down wagon stuck In tho mud of
an Oregon road. Not that respect Is not
due tho memory of these great pereons,
but the sight confronts tho passer every
time a ride Is taken on a street-car.
"Hospitals aro often many miles apart,
and open doors have been arranged In
all of them for us and special Invitations
Issued to witness the Important work
therein, It has kept us busy traversing the
city between the different hospitals. Dr.
Lamberson and I went through Old Trin
ity Church with a janitor, who explained
everything. He took us Into the sacred
altar, where only the favored go, and then
to tho sepulchers In the building, whore
the faithful priests are deposited. The
only accounting we had for the good
treatment was that the janitor evidently
took me for a priest and neither of us
attempted to remove the Impression.
"In the old churchyard gravestones,
bearing dates almost 100 years old, from
the erasures of tho many winter storms
aro wearing away till many Inscriptions
are Illegible. This yard directly facing
"Wall street Is an ancient history of Itself.
The tomb of Alexander Hamilton and his
wife are of the noted. Many Generals of
the Revolutionary "War Ho under the soil
of the country for which they gvo their
At Brooklyn Brldsre.
"Every one knows the history of the
Brooklyn bridge, for It Is of world fame,
so I will only say, when a large man gets
Into the jam at the bridge, he Is liable to
bo thinner and very much elongated. The
crowd Is not only interesting, but alarm
ing. "Grant's tomb is a massive structure of
gray granite outside, one hundred feet
square, and beautiful marble on the in
side. On entering a uniformed guard re
quests hats removed. A marble palisade
about 30 feet across. Is approached. Look
ing over this, down perhaps 16 feet, are
the sarcophagi, composed of granite. In
one the remains of General Grant now rest
and the other, there being two, awaits the
death of Mrs. Grant A fine driveway
borders the park In which the tomb Is
placed, and at no hour of the day when
the weather will permit Is the track free
from fast steppers.
"The great stores of Cooper, "Wanama
ker and others are Immense department
houses, where anything from a cambric
needle to quartz crusher, from a brass
ring to a costly diamond, a pocket hand
kerchief to tho finest silk, Is to be found.
It seems queer to see thousands of stores,
one street after another, for many miles.
lined with stores of various kinds. Whcrs
they all get living patronage la a mystery.
Eating establishments are numerous, with
high prices and poor cookery. . . .
Streets Alive Day and Night.
"Every day and night, wfoen the woath
er will admit the streets are alive with
Italian orange sellers and men and boys
screaming the sale of papers at a cent
apiece. Some of these boys are so young
they can't speak plain. If they were In
Oregon their mothers would have them In
cribs at the approach of evening, with
nursing bottles in their mouths. Here 1
presume they are forced to pick up every
penny they can. The great dailies get out
an Issue sometimes every hour, but
where nothing sensational can be created
they are Issued less often.
"The whole city is a mass of street
cars. It seems strange in these days of
rapid transit with electricity to see so
many cars run by the old-fashioned horse
power. Electric cars are darting In- all
directions. Besides these, the L' lines,
as they aro called short for elevated
stand over the street on solid Iron posts,
with Iron girders, 20 feet above the street
They are Iron framework throughout. On
these. engines run by steam, with from
three to half a dozen cars attached, are
lumbering by every few minutes. All
tracks, either on ground or above, are
doublo, so there Is never danger of col
lision. "Besides these means of transportation,
carriages, coupes, automobiles and 'busses
to carry travelers are numerous. Horses
are fine, but tho majority of driving
horses are subjected to tho Inhuman
practice of having their tails docked, slm-
JONES' SCHEME FOR SAFETY ON THE DESERT.
' ' iii ' i i i ' r i i . i in i i
ply to please the morbid fancy of a lot
of plug-hat drivers,, who. In many In
stances, havo less sense than their horses.
Loss horse eerse, at least. The team
horses are of tho largest and best qual
ity, and are not mutilated like others.
No Gold or Silver.
ln au xno time we nave Been nere i
have only seen three big sliver dollars
and not a piece of gold except What 1
brought with me. Gxftd & received and
cxamlned with suspicion and big dollars
aro not wanted. The general medium Is
greenbacks, not bank bills, but the
old-fashioned green-backs. One dollar
greenbacks, so hard to find In
Oregon, are as common as sliver
dollars with us. From 50 cents
down to a copper cent Is the subsidiary
money, while greenbacks do all the rest.
Car fare Is 5 cents, and often it is paid
in pennies. I saw a car conductor trans
ferring his money from, one pocket to an
other and. without exaggeration, there
was a quart measure of pennies. I asked
him how he happened to get such a load
of coppers. He replied that the passen
gers take spells of paying fare In pennies.
"My observation Is that there is not
half the tobacco using, drinking- or pro
fanity in proportion to population here
as on the Pacific Coast Ail through the
East people are more refined In expression
than farther "West. Even tho little darkies
in the South are chatislngly polite, but
are said to be very dishonest"
Dr. Hill had an experience with New
York weather. "Saturday." say3 he, "It
was warm and pleasant during the day.
In tho evening rain began to fall and for
a little time Oregonlans felt that there
might yot bo redemption for New York.
The first part of tho night was so warm
I raised the window, but toward morn
ing tho rata and cold were whistling In.
I rot up to close the window and saw
a light snow was falling. By rapid degrees
It became colder; snow ceased, and by
evening it was fearfully cow the cold
est weather I ever witnessed. "Wind has
been howling through ahe streets all day,
so cold it aCmoFt cuts. A great many of
tho extremely poor are liable to perish
before morning. "We keep a hot fire all
Should Come to Oregon.
"Oregon has tho richest valleys, the
best climate and the worst roads In the
United States. People live easier there
than anywhere else. If there was half
the energy put forth to Oregon that there
is hero and ono-tenth the economy used,
Oregon might soon possess all the money
In "Wall street. People here are compelled
to hustle every day, or they will freeze or
starve. If Oregon was as well known as
it should b the exodus from New York
to the "Webfoot land would discount all
rushes to Klondike.
"Since writing the above I went out on
the street to get a paper, and, oh, now
cold! It Is actually painful to breathe
the fierce air. In going across the streets
people go on a run to find shelter in the
nearest house. "Without knowing the
facts, all classts of women and men would
be taken for whisky sots, for their noses
aro flerj' red. Instead of tho weather mod
erating it is getting colder. To get to the
depot to start home Is becoming a
serious matter, since crossing a street is
so fonml5abIe. j. am a thorough secession
ist I believe the Pacific Slope ought to
pull loose from the East take In Hawaii
and the Philippines and sot up an inde
pendent government It i3 Inhuman and
cruel to compel so fair a land as the
Pacific Coast to be an attachment of this
WHY MEN SIT ON TABLES.
One Reason Is That They Are More
Magnetic Than Chairs.
About 10.CCO.O0O women are exasperated
every day by men sitting on tables. So far
as I am aware, says a writer In The Cri
terion, women do not pay for the furnl
turo, and It Is none of their business
how It la used. The habit of men sitting
. .. .. ..
on tables nas led to tno invention or tno . ,. . ,.'"," --- " V.
j ..,.. j x i h j w. ( ermine. It Is very long; and, around the
cushioned billiard table, and will no doubt hottom Is a scant graduated flounce nar
ultlmately result In other clever notions. row toward the front, but quite the depth
At one time It was supposed that men of tho train In the back. The sleeves are
choso to sit on tables because they could very long and slightly flaring over tno
get exercise without exertion by swing- hands. The wide, high collar Is of ap
ing their own legs and by kicking tho pllqued velvet but the notable feature is
legs of the table. . tho belted waist, bloused somewhat In
The scientific fact is that tables avo ! front. The skirt Is shirred on to this
more magnetic than, chairs. If three men I belt which Is of the silk, and perfectly
walk Into a room where there Is no plain. Tho shkring extends about three,
woman, two of them will make for the perhaps four. Inches below the waist line,
table naturally. The third will try two j and the effect Is striking, also most be
or three chairs and finally give up In j coming to a slender figure. The gown
despair and join tho others. The source over which Miss "Wakeman wears this
of this magnetism Is the friction that j superb wrap Is too exquisite to be de
women create by polishing tables so fre- scribed in any adequate fashion. It repre
quently. Of course, women say that they I sonta untold labor and skill, and Is alto
atL&MjmiiA itcjww-'jwvfwf jM
only polish tables because men sit on
them and spoil them, but this Is Illogical
and feminine. No really clever men sit on
chairs. They use their chairs for keeping
their papers and things on, also their feet
Chairs are notoriously immoral. You
will notice that a well-bred man, when
h finds himself loslntr his tenmer. ln-
. variably "ts up from his chair and makes
, a direct line for the nearest table. This
enables him to keep his temper and to
oxguo . reasonably.
STUNNING STAGE ATTIRE
MISS WAKEOIAN AND MISS VAX
BUREN DISPLAY THEDX GOWNS.
Dazzling Creations of the Millinery
Art "Worn by "Women of the
Even the plainest woman looks charm
ing and unusual In an Empire gown, while
a pretty one Is simply ravishing. The
members of Mr. Frawley's company who
are privileged to appear In petticoats are
far from belonging in the first category.
Tho grand dames who grace the Imperial
court and drlvo Napoleon wild with their
petty jealousies in "Mme. Sans Gene,"
are, some of them, very bewitching, and
are so becomingly gowned that one never
tires of beholding them.
The riding habit which Catherine, with
sublime indifference to the audience, tries
on In tho first act of "Mme. Sans Gene,"
is of tan-colored cloth a simple, sleeve
less garment that falls straight from the
throat to tho hem In front and sweeps
away behind. In graceful lines and folds,
for yards. There Is a wide border of
green cloth about the bottom, appHqued
in a sort of vine-leaf scroll pattern. The
jacket Is of green cloth, "very short in
the waist and very long In tho hands."
Tho big. fluffy white bow, attached to the
white stock collar. Is so obviously becom
ing that a sympathetic audience was
moved to applause, when the "daughter
of the people," contemplating her reflec
tion In the mirror, remarked, with a sigh
of satisfaction, that she" liked "that bow."
Tho hat completing this riding costume,
which Is such a striking contrast to the
short, scant, severely masculine, but con
venient habit of today. Is a modest affair,
with a low, flat crown.
Speaking of lints.
"I wonder if you know, out here," said
Miss Keith "Wakeman, readjusting her
veil, In front of the mirror In her dressing-room,
"I wonder If you know that
everything In the way of headgear this
season Is to be low-crowned. Soft, flat
effects will be alined at exclusively. This
I have on, you see. Is constructed of three
kinds of fur mink, chinchilla and curri
cle." It was a triumph of the milliner's art.
The crown (low and flat, of course) was
of the soft gray; the crushed. Irregular
brim, of the silky black fur. Tho jacket
with which this hat is worn Is of black.
"I want you to observe the cut of this,"
continued Mtes "Wakeman. "Everything
stops at the waistline In the back; the
front Is all In one piece, with two folds
across the bust It fastens here at the
side, with these two jeweled buttons, and
tho collar Is a simple, short boa of mink.
It was mado In London, you knowl All
my things come from there. This," she
slipped Into a regal-looking garment that
enveloped her from bead to foot and cov
ered somo of the floor as well, "Is tho
i fJrvnlr T wmr In tho thtrtl nrf nf th 'Phnr.
.... Ball . Take Dartlcular noto of ,t.
! please, for It foreshadows the cut of gown
that will be the prevailing mode In Lon
don this year.
This opera cloak of Miss "Wakemans,
which Is fit for a princess, is of heaw
black corded silk. l!nvi fhmtisrhmit- -arlfh
gether ono of the most beautiful creations
ever seen, either on or off the stage.
Another gown which is particularly
handsome Is worn by Miss "Wakeman In
the second act of "The Dancing Girl,"
and Is a morning robe of corn-colored silk
brocade, hanging loose from the shoul
ders, over an Inner slip of white crepe.
. . -
I which has a deep frill oX lace about the.john." New York Press.
bottom and at the neck. This inner robo
13 confined at tho waist by a girdle of
Jet and cut steel.
In the third: act of "The Dancing Girl"
Miss "Wakeman appears In a long, white
skirt of point d esprit made in a series of
flounces, accordoon plaited and- edged with
ruchlngs of chiffon. There Is an" apron
front, with tuck3 and bands of cut steel
running down to the knees. The waist
is of white point d'esprit embroidered
In diamond sparks, and is cut low; it Is
quite Innocent of sleeves, although a tiny
ruche of red chiffon over each shoulder
lends an air of security to this ravish
ing costume, which Is further completed
by a broad band of red velvet, edged with
jet and steel, which protends to do duty
as a belt, but which, In reality, only serves
to accentuate the charming outline of an
altogether charming figure. You don't
know what can be done with a belt until
you have seen this one clasping the slen
der waist of Miss Keith "Wakeman.
But the gown of all gowns In Miss "Wake
man's wardrobe Is one which she designed
herself, and which was finished and per
fected in London. It Is of white clotn. en
train, and Is trimmed -with applique. In
green and black velvet The waist Is ot
heavy white lace, and over It Is worn a
low-necked velvet jacket of green-, richly
decorated, and with fluffy falls of block
chenille from either shoulder to the knee
Gown With a History.
The gown which Miss Van Buren wear3
In the last act of "Madame Sans Gene"
has a history. The texture, which is an
exquisitely fine silk muslin, embroidered
all over with big silk tulips, was origi
nally designed and woven for Fanny Dav
enport, just before that famous actress
death, and through her costumer it came
Into Miss Van Buren's hands. She had
It at once made up over white silk. In Us
present fashion. There Is a band of pearl
embroidery about the hem, and the nar
row yoke and girdle are both richly
jewelled. Taken as a whole, It la a
gown that no woman can see and not
covet. The handsome opera cloak which
Is worn over this gown Is of violet vel
vet, made with the ever-present scant
flounce about Its lower edge, and with
large, white feather collar.
As for hats. Miss Van Buren has
"stacks" of them, all of the newest and
latest designs. One immense picture hat
seemed to have something less than 93
ostrich plumes upon It There was. how
ever, only $50 worth of that bird's feath
ers drooping In picturesque confusion over
Its wide brim, as I found on closer In
vestigation. Another chapeau, and one that seemed
somehow to harmonize with the bewitch
ing dimple In the fair owner's chin, was of
crushed vlolot-red velvet, with a flat,
round crown of mink and trimmed with
mink tails and knots of the velvet and
plumes. Still another was a big, airy
looking affair of white gathered chiffon,
with a soft, crushed crown, encircled by
a band of jet and finished with black and
A New Yorlc Creation.
"This," said Miss Van Buren. handing
out a combination of straw and velvet In
pale violet, "this was made In New York.
You can see for yourself mat this Is a very
modest thing, yet somehow It cost me not
less than S10."
Forty dollars does seem rather exorbi
tant for one quiet little hat. but then that
particular one. In spite of Its charming
simplicity, had an air about It that was
worth tho price. Some day I am going
to write a book about simplicity, but not
now. At the present moment, I nm too
bewildered by visions of silks and chif
fons, embroidery and other feminine
magnificences of attire to dream about
Before I say good by to them, however.
I want to say that Miss Mary Van Bu
ren, off the stage. Impresses one as a
most charming and womanly woman, and
Miss "Wakeman, in her very quiet street
costume. Is quite as lovely and fair to
look upon as when, arrayed In royal
splendor, she appears before an admiring
WHAT CRIME IS THIS ?
Shall Mankind's Greed Destroy the
Calaveras "Blf? Trees"?
Congress Is being appealed to to enact
some legislation which shall prevent the
spoliation and destruction of the famous
Calaveras grove of "big trees" In Cal
ifornia, recently bonded by Its owner to
Eastern lumbermen, who would fell those
magnificent forest monarchs for the dol
lars and cents they could get by sawing
them Into lumber. The proposed act of
sacrilege has Inspired the following
verses, submitted to The Oregonlan. for
publication, and entitled:
Oh, -white men, ye of conquering stride,
"What crime Is this je contemplate?
Muct all bow down before- your pride?
"Will nothing- less your vengeance sate?
Are je and Nature, then, at war
So fierce that peace may ne'er be framed.
While stands for her, on sea or shore,
A friend unconquered or unmalmed?
Those -witnesses from out the past.
What have they done to stir your Ire?
Their majesty has It at last
Wrought envy into raging Are?
Is It because they skyward rise
As rivals of your efforts high?
Or la It that In strength and size
You and your -works they stultify?
Have ye no reverence for ape.
Or find ye this but ''tween the lids
Of musty bock on history's page.
Or In old Egypt-'a pyramids?
Those shaggy glantt of the wood.
Sierra's mighty colonnade.
Some fifteen hundred years had stood
When Cheop'a monument was laid. ,.
Ye call Old Time the foe of all, . -
The scytheman. the destroyer great; "
'Tis slander! I to witaesa call
The deed ye now would perpetrate!
Old Time made friends with these -wood klns
A pact for agea long; sublime
The record stands In countless rings;
Man the destroyer is, not Time.
The redman whom ye "civilize,"
Whose "burden" ye so blithely bear.
Beheld how dear In Nature's eyes
The massive ancient conifer;
How tenderly she cherished each;
And he. though "savage." stayed his hand
Lest, striking, he her heart should reach
And bring her curee upon the land.
What fierce distemper rules your mind?
Has lu6t for lucre bold and baro
Determined you the stuff to find
By prostituting Nature fair?
Then know that maledictions strong
Shall on you fall from sea to sea.
And thunder from the mighty throng
Of genera tlona yet to be!
William H. Fulton, Alameda, Cal.
"Bobs" Afraid ot Cat1.
Lord Roberts, commander of 200,000
British soldiers In South Africa, possessor
of the Victoria Cross and all sorts ot
medals, Is. according to the New York
Herald, about paralyzed with fear at the
sight of a cat. No cat has been admitted
to the Roberts house for years.
During one of the actions outside Cabul,
when bullets and gunshot were freely fall
ing around the General and his staff, he
was, as usual, coolly Indifferent, but all at
once he was seen to trenrfble and pale
with fright The hero of a hundred fights
pointed helplessly over his shoulder to a
neighboring wagon, and the staff saw a
half-starved black cat perched on the top
of It His fear of the cat was so great as
to completely distract General Roberts'
attention from the field of battle, and It
was not unll a subaltern drove the animal
away that the English General was ablo
to bring his thoughts back to the con
Change of YI;v.
'"When you married you though your
husband a demigod?"
"And now?" ,
"Now he reminds me moro of a deml-