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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAtf, POETLAM), DECEMBER 23, 1900.
songs are poor stuff, and that of Schu
xnann's 245 songs, only 20 are first class.'
The writer's -well-known contempt for
Brahms finds expression In an amusing
parallel between Hegel and Schopenhauer
In philosophy and Brahms and Franz In
music. In which he betrays his Ignorance
of the history of modern German philoso
phy. "When Mr. Flnck asserts that his
four favorite song -writer are Schubert,
Franz, Grieg and MacDowell, we do not
-wish to deny him the right to such an
opinion; but the methods by which he
arrives at his conclusion are at least open
"Mr. Finck's self-satlsfled iconoclasm Is
no more annoylns than his bad taste In
frequently quoting from his own previous
writings, and especially in alluding to
Dr. Dvorak's fine article on Schubert
published In the Century of July, 1S94. as
'Dr. Dvorak's . . . article which I
helped him to write.' Dr., Dvorak'6 own
acknowledgment of indebtedness ought to
have been sufficient."
STORIES ABOUT SVIAjTYAS.
The Friend of Dickens Ills Irre
pressible Sense of Humor.
Many stories are afloat Just now con
cernlng Sir Arthur Sullivan. Most of
these are taken from his book of recol
lections published about a year ago. It
is said that when he came back from
Germany, the young composer was al
ready a social hero. lie was the friend
of Charles Dickens then and made his
first visit to Paris In company with the
novelist. The composer wrote of their
"I was about a good deal with Dickens.
He rushed about tremendously all the
time, and I was often with him. His
French was not particularly good. It was
quite an Englishman's French, but he
managed to make himself understood, and
Interviewed everybody. There was not
the least suspicion of poseur about him.
His electric vitality was extreme, but It
was Inspiriting and not overpowering."
Enough of the friends Sullivan made In
his career are mentioned in the book of
reminiscences to show that he knew the
most noted men In England. He began
as the friend of Dickens, and others with
whom he was well acquainted were Bea
consfleld, Gladstone, Prince Leopold, the
Duchess of Coburg, Rudyard Kipling and
all the men and women conspicuous in
society and the arts during the third of
a century when he stood at the height
of his reputation. His humor in music
has frequently been remarked and It
will be seen, how spontaneous it must
have been from this anecdote:
"I was once organist at St. Michael's
In Chester Square and was to play the
organ at the consecration, but owing to
some mistake the Bishop of London did
not arrive until an hour after the time
set for the service. I gave a kind of
Impromptu organ recital to entertain the
congregation and the pieces I chose were,
'I "Waited for the Lord,' with a para
phrase of ray own song, 'Will He
The source of his inspiration for "In
Memoriam," composed .for the Norwich
Festival In 1S66 is not so familiar. He
had been asked to compose an overture
lor the occasion and could find no sub
ject suitable to the style of composition,
which recommended itself to his creative
mood at the time. He confided the cause
of his trouble to his father, who would
not hear of his giving up the commis
sion. "Try again, my boy," said his father,
"something is sure to occur to direct
your thoughts Into a new channel. Don't
give It up."
The older Sullivan's words proved to
be strangely true, for in three days he
suddenly died of aneurism of the heart,
and his son, who was passionately at
tached to his father, plunged hlmself'lnto
his work on the night of the funeral In
order to take rfuge from his grief.
"THE MESSIAH" TOXIGHT.
It "Will Be Gil en at Taylor-Street
Tonight, at the Taylor-street Church,
"The Messiah" will be given In part.
There will be a well-drilled chorus of 50
singers, and the event promises to be one
of unusual musical Importance, eagerly
anticipated by the members of Taylor
street Church and their friends. Follow
ing Is a list of those who will take part:
Soloists Miss May Dearborne, soprano;
Mrs. Will Bushong, contralto; Louis GI111
land, tenor; Paul Wesslnger, baritone;
Dr. W. A. Cummlng, bass.
String orchestra Violins, Messrs. Spltz
ner, Thielhorn, Denton and Mrs. Brown;
viola, Mr. Bentley; 'cello, MrC Conrad;
bass. Mr. Bertram; organist. Mrs. W. E.
Thomas. Director, W. H. Boyer.
Recitative (tenor), "Comfort Te My
People" Mr. Gilliland
Recitative (bass), "Thus Salth the
Air (bass), "But Who May Abide"
Chorus "For Unto Us a Child Is
Pastoral symphony Strings
Recitative (soprano), "And There Were
Shepherds" Miss Dearborne
Chorus "Glory to God"
Air (contralto), "He Shall Feed His
Flock" Mrs. Bushong
Air (soprano), "Come Unto Him"
Chorus "Behold the Lamb of God"....
Recitative "Behold I tell You a Mys
tery" Air "The Trumpet Shall Sound"
Trinity Chnrch Prosramme.
Jk4 notably fine musical programme has
been arranged for Trinity Church on
Christmas day. Brown's orchestra will
assist In the service, and the choir will
number 3S voices. Mr. Lough will pre
side at the organ. Following Is the com
plete prorramme for the morning service:
Organ solo. Lough.
Processional hymn, No. EL organ and or
chestra. Tallls responses In G.
Venite. No. 3 (Dr. Crotch).
Te Deum Laudamus, Dykes In F, organ
Jubilate Deo (Field), organ and or
chestra. Solo, "Nazareth," by Rev. A. A .Morri
son. Kyrie. No. 291. Stewart.
Gloria Tlbl, No. S53; service book.
Hymn No. 53, organ and orchestra.
Anthem, "Break Forth Into Joy." by
Doxology, "Old Hundred," organ and or
chestra. Sanctus, Fours, No. 3.
Communion Hymn 220.
Gloria In Excelsis, old chant.
Stalner's Sevenfold Amen.
Rocessional hymn. No. CO, organ and or
chostra. Concluding -voluntary, by organ and or
chestra. The following pieces from Brown's or
chestra will assist In the Christmas music:
VteHn, 'cello, bass, clarionet, cornet and
cfeeir of 3S voices.
Sirs. O'Beillr Sines.
Wednesday night Mrs. O'Reilly left for
La Grande, Or., where she was engagea
to sing at the opening of the new Ma
senlc Temple, Thursday night of last
week. The dedication has long been an
ticipated with interest by Masons, and
representatives from many parts of Ore
gon and Eastern Washington were pres
ent for the ceremonial.
Xone Good EnonRh.
Is there a dearth of composers? In
quires Mr. Freund in the Musical Age.
Frank Damrosch. at the last meeting or
the Manuscript Society, stated that the
programme was made up at three days'
notice from published works found In
music stores. A number of original works
had been sent in for competition, but
none was deemed worthy of accepta
tion. Mr. Damrosch asked for vocal music,
both solo and choral, as well as Instru
mental compositions, and urged compos
ers who might be unsuccessful at first
to try again. There are four more pri
vate concerts and two public ones dur
ing the present season. Let ambitious
composers take note of all this, and send
their compositions to the office of the so
ciety, 26 East Twenty-third street.
To Sins Out the Century.
Trinity Church chimes will have a lusty
rival on New Tear's Eve In New York.
At a recent rehearsal of the People's
Choral Union, Frank Damrosch proposed
that the thousand singers should cele
brate the birth of the new century by
singing out the old one from the steps
of the City Hall at midnight on December
SL and tne union at once approved the
Mr. Damrosch announced the tentative
programme of music for the occasion as
"America," "Ring Out, Wild Bells," by
Leopold Damrosch, and the "Hallelujah"
chorus from the oratorio of the "Mes
siah." It was announced that the gen
eral committee of the Choral Union would
discuss the arrangements and hear all ob
jections. Jfevnda In Xctt Orleans.
Emma Nevada, who was in this coun
try last year after a long absence, will
return this season, but under quite dif
ferent circumstances. She is to be the
light soprano with the French Opera Com
pany In New Orleans, which is also to
Include Jean Lassalle, the French bari
tone, who sang at the Metropolitan sev
eral years ago, but came to this country
after his powers had begun to wane and
never met with the success he had made
abroad. Both of these singers will be
heard first In New Orleans and afterward
go to Havana, where the company Is
to appear when Its American season is at
an end. Musical Age.
At tEe "Woman's Club.
The musical programme for the Wo
man's Club next Friday will Include a
piano solo by Mrs. Dewey Baker, and a
soprano solo by Miss Susie GambelL
RESISTANCE NEARLY ENDED
Bright American Boy's Opinion of
There Is no organized resistance to
American authority in the Philippines, ac
cording to J. G. Deselles, a Philadelphia
boy, who reached Portland yesterday from
Manila, after spending two years on the
Island of Luzon. He went over there as
a noncommissioned officer of the Twelfth
United States Regulars, and for the last
few months of his enlistment was clerk
in the Quartermaster's Department, at
"The pacification of the Islands," he
said, "is only a question, of time, and
there Is no use trying to hurry matters.
The Americans have done more in two
years toward that end than the Span
lards did In 300. The savage bands that
roam over some of the Islands have only
one Incentive loot, and they treat the
Filipinos Just as cruelly as they do the
Americans. The Spaniards never afford
ed the townspeople sufficient protection
from these assassins, and thieves, and
when once the Americans can, hunt the
outlaws down every vestige of resistance
to the Stars and Stripes will cease.
"There is considerable treachery among
the Filipinos, In fact they are a treach
erous race, and no man Is safe In, going
abroad at night, with money on his per
son, be he American, Spaniard, mestizo
or Filipino, but this is no sign of any
organized rebellion. Our Government will
have to handle these assassins without
gloves when they are caught, and this
will have a good effect on those who
The white race will ultimately supplant
the others In the Philippines, as the
country Is as healthful tor the Caucasian
as forjanybody else. When people know
how to take care of themselves over there,
their health will be much fmproved. At
present, the Filipinos, are a sickly set,
and very few of them live to be old. The
reason of this Is that they do not know
how to diet themselves, nor to protect
their bodies from the dampness that pre
vails there. People would be sickly In
the United States, too. If they lived as
they do In the Philippines. Our soldiers
who refrain from eating too much tropical
fruit and who are not constantly exposed
to the wet, have good health, and I never
had better health In my life than while
campaigning In the Province of Tarlac.
"Few of the veterans care to re-enllst,
however, as the Inducements to do so
have been withdrawn. Formerly a pri
vate could obtain a goodly sum In trav
eling expenses if he should decide to
re-enlist, but he cannot do so now. Sol
diers are kept on the island after their
enlistment has expired, and they are
then, compelled to lose the time spent In
returning to San Francisco. From that
point they are allowed four cents a mile
to the place of enlistment." Young Des
elles therefore makes a little something
between San Francisco and Philadelphia,
as the real cost of the trip, he said,
would not be over 2 cents per mile.
SMITH VS. GREENLAND.
Move to Brlnrr Lightweight Wres
tling; Champions Again Together.
The clever and Interesting amateur
wrestling bouts between O'Connor and
De France, and Wiley and Johnson, at
the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club
gymnasium, the evening of December 13,
have served only to whet the appetites
df lovers of this robust sport The wres
tling cranks are putting their heads to
gether and planning where the next match
is to come from, and their talks always
result In agreement on a match to be
entitled, "Smith vs. Greenland."
Bud Smith, of Vancouver, Is the light
weight amateur champion of the North
west, having won the title by securing
two falls out of three with Herbert
Greenland, of the M. A. A. C, the then
Northwest champion. The large crowd
who saw that contest agreed that It was
the cleverest amateur wrestling ever
seen In Portland, since the contestants
were so evenly matched. Several times
efforts have been made to bring the men
together again, but to no avail.
Only a couple of months ago, Smith ex
pressed his willingness to meet Green
land again, but his physical condition
would not permit of the training neces
sary, to say nothing of the match itself.
Now. however, he Is recovering his
health, and it Is hoped by his many
admirers as well as by partisans of Green
land, that they will soon meet on the mat
again. Greenland is willing, almost anx
ious, while Smith has expressed himself
as not being averse; so why should the
contest not be arranged?
The Shiniest Dime.
Jessie L. Brltton In St. Nicholas.
One little clrl had fire little dimes;
She had counted them over a good many times.
And again and &galn she had left her play
To plan how to spend them tor Christmas Bay.
For jiasa and mamma and baby boy
And grandpa and .grandma would all enjoy
Her little rifts as much as a score
Of other presents that cost far more.
Four of the dimes were dull and old.
But one was shining and new. I'm told;
And once the little girl paid to a friend.
"This new one Is almost too pretty to spend."
At last the Christmas shopping was done;
The dimes were spent, yes, every one;
And Annette seemed the happtst girl alive
As she hurried home with her parcels five.
She had a secret for mother's ear.
"I bought a nice present for papa dear.
And for grandpa aad grandma and baby, too;
But I spent the shiniest dime for you!"
It's a mistake to go on losing appetite
and strength. Hood's Sarparilla cor
FINNEGAN ON EVOLUTION
EXPLAINS VARIOUS MATTERS TO
HIS FRIEXD. MR. FLAXAGAX.
Personally He Concludes That He
Doesn't "Want to Take Pot Luclc
"With Strance Company.
Ivllutlon, Is it?" said Mr. Flanagan.
"D' ye think that Robert Imit come frm
a shnake? Aw! don't be talkln', man!
'tis an Infaymus docthrine agin th' Al
mighty." "Pwhat does th' Almighty know about
Ivllutlon?" asked Mr.'FInnegan.
"Ye're a haythln Flnnegan!" said Mr.
Flanagan, "Haven't ye read 'Jenny's
"I have, an her brothers, too. Jenny's
Sis was doln well enough till th' docthers
lntrojooced a wet nurse.
"Ivllutlon, Flanagan," continued Mr.
Flnnegan, "Is a sign; 'tls th' sign lv gab
an' old bones an lvry dam thing that
iver was a thing befure It was. Ye can
go back f r millions lv years before yd
think ye thought, an keep agoln' until
ye thought ye thinks, away beyant whin
ye're dead sure. Fr some lv us 'tis like
a Jug iv rum th deeper ye get into It th'
more profuse y'r imagination an obtuse
yr limitations. Slentlfly speaking, 'tis a
conglomerate homogeneity lv Intylecshule
ructions pwhat makes f r an lxcluslve un
dersthandln'. Blgad, Flanagan, 'tis a
poor row whin they don't call In th'
Irish, but there must be somethln' in It,
since nobody knows nawthln' about it."
"Pwhat's atln th praychers?" asked
Flnnegan Doesn't Know.
"Oh, damme. If I know!" said Mr. Fln
negan. "There seems to be some dlf
rlnce bechune th signs lv religion an th
religion lv signs, bechune th Ivllutlon lv
th brain an th dlwlelutlon lv slnse, be
chune natural selection an' organic Ivllu
tlon, until ye get to th' pint where It Is
did ye lver see it? Nlver! nlver! nlver!
"An thin up leps th' slgntlst, an' sez,
sez be: 'Speshul creation! did ye lver see
It? nlver! nlver! nlver!' Above ye, he
says. Is millions lv wur-rulds, an' around
ye a swarm lv ants on a handful lv sand,
an so forth, till ye come to th pint It Is.
an It Isn't, and I dunno. I 'spose, If th
clans could agree on a name fr pwhat
runs th whole wur-rks, some wan would
nail It to a cross. 'Tis a great sight,
Flanagan, whin ye're out Iv th' scrap.
"On th' wan side, roasting Is a prime
favorite, on th' little go, an a straddle
on th futurity, with a 'Pwhat a frin' we
have In Jesus!' while t'other puts up a
conslqulntlal air an sez: 'Pwhat fell to
thlm th' philosophy lv emotion, or th
four-toed orohlppus, through th' meso
hlppus. to th Jaw bone lv an ass. an' th
beautiful connection bechune th' rib lv a
man an' a dlvoorse coort? Let thlm com
mune with th ol' fossils.' We'd be wise,
Flanagan, If we knew how to keep th
pace, but we are as good as we are. In
spite Iv ourselves."
"I'm. afeerd th wur-ruld Is goln to th
dlwle," said Mr. Flanagan.
"What Is "Wanted.
"O, I dunno, replied Mr. Flnnegan; "th
ol' lights are still burning on th ol' rock.
If Ivry man was a slgntlst, Jawn, they'd
be too manny Imty goots; pwhat we wants
Is more pollshln, since some lv 'em seem
to take th' pollytlclans seriously. Theyse
nawthln like knowing th habitat pwhat
preserves y'r structure an' maintains a
fitness In y'rself an chick. If me naybor
wants to take pot luck In new environs,
so mote It be, as th' Prowtestants say, but
f r meself, whin I'm gone, I want thlm to
maintain th' fitness pwhat fired th first
shot In th' rlwylutlon, at Fort William
an' Mary, under Jawn Sullivan, an at
Manilly Bay, under Cousin George. If I
can do this, fell with th' bugs an' th'
bones an' th' Scrawl on th' stones! I can
trust th Boss 'till pay day."
FROM MR. SNYDER.
North -End Preacher on the Gam-,
PORTLAND, Dec 22. (To the Editor.)
Since the question of crime and vice in
our city Is being discussed through the
columns of your paper, I desire to have
my little say on the subject. I suppose
there are few men in the city, outside
the official circle, who have a better op
portunity to see and know the true state
of affairs than myself, as my work brings
me In contact with the lowest element in
society and with the most degraded
haunts of vice In the city.
During the past year I have had occa
sion to visit nearly every gambling-house
In the city, and I know many of the
men and boys who frequent them. I have
visited the sick, conducted the funerals
of the dead and have administered relief
to the distressed. In many of the lowest
dives. L have come In contact with the
children and homes directly affected by
these evils, and, while It may be true
that evils and crime fostered by vice are
no more prevalent than they have been In
other years, I know they are prevalent
enough now to cause any honest man to
Since the authorities do not deny their
responsibility, It is time for the citizens
of this city to demand of them that they
do their duty. Mr. Chamberlain calls at
tention to the court records to prove that
the present system of fining the gambling-house
keepers Is a success, and from
a financial standpoint It doubtless Is a
success, since from these houses alone
more than $25,000 has been received dur
ing the past six months. But If this Is
true, then anyone can see what an Im
mense gambling business Is being carried
on In this city. If these men can afford
to pay so great a price for the privilege
of running their games, then how much
money must change hands at their tables.
Mr. Erickson admits that he pays over $200
per month, and he told me not long ago
that he could not run his business If It
were not for his games.
Now the authorities say that If -we are
not satisfied with the present system that
they will return to the old grafting sys
tem. But why should we have any sys
tem by which gambling could be carried
on? These men are elected to office for
the purpose of enforcing the law against
gambling, and In Mr. Quackenbush's
communication of the 22d Inst., the law Is
clearly cited. Now, If these men cannot
enforce the law. let them get out of of
fice. It Is preposterous to say that gam
bling cannot be stopped in a little city
like Portland. But gambllns alone is not
the only evil In Portland. There are
kindred vices that are carried on openly
In every part of the dry, and our author
ities have never attempted to stop them.
Mr. Chamberlain says the authorities are.
all endeavoring faithfully to enforce the
law. What law he does not say. Evi
dently not the law against dancehalls,
prostitution and kindred evils. Over 100
cribs occupied by some of the lowest and
vilest women In the world are open every
hour of the day and night, and men and
boys of all ages and classes can be seen
at their windows, and no man can pass
down Fourth street between Pine and
Gllsan without being solicited by one of
these women. Mr. Chamberlain told me
not many days since, that he himself was
approached by one of them.
The dancehalls are all running, not only
In the North End, but In other parts of
the city, one of them, under the very
shadow of the Y. M. C. A., where hun
dreds of young men and boys are being
educated against vice. Now the officials
say If we undertake to stop these vices
that the property-owners raise a "kick."
Well, let them "kick." Shall we permit
the demoralization of our city for the
sake of a few unprincipled men who con-
Throo PDnfnnmanoQC Pn! Monday Night, Dec. 24 Special
I lirec rerTOrmanCeS wniy Tuesday and Tuesday Night,
The Popular and Versatile Comedian In His N'evrest and Latest Hit.
Evening ovrer floor, except last three ro-ws, ?1; last three, T5c;
D-l.... balcony, first six rows, 75c; last six rows, BOc: callery,
rTICCJ: 25c boxes and loges, ?7.B0.
Jjgk MARQUAM GRAND ,,,
POPULAR WITH THE PEOPLE
Orchestra and dress circle, 73c; loses,
$1; boxes (4 seats), $5; balcony loges,
75c: balcony, 50c; family circle and
gallery. 25c; matinees, 25c, 50c and 75c.
PRICES JUST THE SAME
trol a few thousand dollars worth of
Mr. Chamberlain says If Dr. Hill or
anyone else cares to Inform on these law
breakers he will see that the complaint
Is entered and acted upon. But what are
our officials for? The taxpayers, of this
city pay officers for this very purpose,
and shall the cltlzens.be drawn Into court
to testify against men ahd women who
are openly violating the law, both of the
city and state, under the very eyes of the
officials? Let Mr. Chamberlain act upon
the Information he has, and he will find
plenty of men to co-operate with him. If
he has not sufficient Information I am
ready at any time to furnish a clew for
him to work upon, and If the city officials
are not willing to support him In this mat
ter, this Is the time for him to distin
guish himself by prosecuting this case
under the laws of the state.
Now, If what Mr. Rankin says Is true
that what we preachers have to say has
but little weight with the people then I
suppose the time spent in writing this
communication Is wasted, but I have un
burdened my mind, and feel better foe
having done so. J. E. SNYDER.
In the window of Smith's drug store,
on the corner of Commercial street, Is a
remarkable photograph, with this legend:
"Cruz do San, Juan (.Cross of Saint John)l
7 o n7''i
THURSDAY EVE., DEC. 27
Bulwer Dytton's Masterpiece. Mr.
Warde In the Title Hole.
cvcninr 81.50, S1.00, 75 Cents nnd 50 Cents.
X .VlliX All Reserved. Gnllenr 25 Cents.
PRICES: Boxei nnd Loses, $10.00.
Week, Beginning Tonight, December 23
Presenting the Greatest
SUNDAY, MONDAY AND XMAS
The Great Ruby
XMAS AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
PHONE GRANT 741 Clarence H. Joses, Manager.
J& SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION j&
MATINEES CHRISTMAS AND SATURDAY
FIRST TIME HERE. A BIG COMEDY
ALL THE LATEST SONGS I
ALL THE NEWEST DANCES!
Next Attraction "COLORED ARISTOCRACY."
Bimetallic Mine, Patron Saint ofMIners,
erected on Granite Mountain, Montana,
Easter Morning, March 25, 1S94."
This photograph was taken In August,
1S94, and four years afterwards the al
most perfect likeness of a Madonna was
discovered in a niche of the massive gran,
lte boulders upon which the cross stands.
The picture represents the Madonna rest
ing on the rocks; the flowing robe, mantle
and head covering are distinctly seen, but
upon examination with a powerful magni
fying glass, we can see It Is only a shad
ow. This photograph belongs to Colonel W.
Thomas Hart, who prizes it very highly.
He lived in the Republic of Mexico for
many years. When he took charge of the
famous mines on Granite Mountain, he
asked permission, which was granted by
the owners of the property, to erect a.
cross to St. John. He has had a copy ot
the photograph made by Mr. D. Marsh,
which he has sent to the Strand Maga
zine, published In London, England, and
in a few months this almost miraculous
photograph will be seen by millions of
the readers of the Strand.
Teachers Excursion to Albany.
The teachers of Portland and vicinity are
manifesting an active interest In the an
nual meeting of the western division, of
the State Teachers' Association to be
held at Albany this week. A special car
has been chartered which will be at
Xmas Afternoon: Tjovrer floor, except last three rovrs,
75c; last three rows, BOc; balcony, first six rows, 50c J
last six rows, 25c; boxes and logres, $5.00.
THREE NIGHTS COMMENCING THURSDAY, DEC. 27
The Theatrical Event of the Season . . Engagement Extraordinary
of the Eminent Actor
Friday Night and Sat. Matinee
THE DUKE'S JESIER
A delightful Comedy by Espey Wil
liams. Mr. Warda -will appear In
the role of Cecco.
DAY AND SATURDAY
RETURN ENGAGEMENT OF
AND HIS COMPANY
Repertoire Ever Offered by a Dramatic Organization.
THE SPORTING DUCHESS
FRIDAY- MADAME SANS GENE
SATURDAY MATINEE TRILBY
CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO
3D AND YAMHILL STS.
THE NOVEL SPECIALTIES!
-A BEVY OF PRETTY
tached to the regular overland train
leaving Portland at 8:30 A. M., Thurs
day, December 27. Returning, It will
leave Albany at 3:05 P. M., Saturday,
December 29. By going and returning In
a body, the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company have granted a low rate of J2
for the round trip. County Superin
tendent Robinson stated yesterday that
the required number had been secured
and that those wishing to go on, the char
tered car could secure tickets at his of
fice In the City Hall. About 16 teachers
from Eastern Oregon will Join the party
Art of Felling: Trees.
The felling of trees Is in Itself tho work
of an artist, says the Seattle Post-Intelll-gencer,
and among the best-paid men In a
logging camp are those who perform this
work. The tree Is first notched on ttye
side it Is intended to fall. This is done
with an ax. Then, on the reverse side,
sawyers set to work to cut in, until wiih
a crackling noise the giant timber wavers
and totters from Its perpendicular posi
tion, and with a loud crash fallsjto
mother earth. It is a most Inspiring
sight, and one that after years spent in
the woods will not fall to attract atten
tion The good feller will always find a
place on which his timber can come down
without breaking. In this he selects an
aerial path not crowded by other trees.
Once the tree strikes the ground it Is
CALVIN 'HEILIG, Hgr.
FEAST OF FUN!
Supporting a Company
A more triumphant success
than "WHAT HAPPENED TO
And the Famous
CLARENCE M. BRUNE CO.
SATURDAY NIGHT V
Shakespeare's Great Tragedy.
81.00, 75 cents, BO cents and. 25 ceats
Boxes and Loses, 87.50.
JOHN F. CORDRAY, Manager
at it aje
JOHN M. WELCH
MISS BESSIE MARLOW
ARMSTRONG & CASEDY
GALE & WENS LEY
PRICES JUST THE SAME
deserved by the feller and becomes the
prey of a corps of sawyers, barkers; snip
ers and other classes of labor. It Is first
barked and stripped of Its branches, and.
afterward sawed up into lengths to which
the tree Is most suited. Then the yard
engine begins its work.
' Dads of West Point Cadets.
There has of late been a great .jhfari
wruien ana saia aoout tne parentage of
the young men who have recently been
and are being trained as soldiers of the
Nation at "West Point. The statement
uu vkku ixuiuo iuit; xavuuusm nas con
trolled the nominations, and that there
have been frequent discriminations In fa
vor of certain callings.
To ascertain the exact truth a recent
examination of the records of about 6C0
candidates for the last 10 years has been
made, and It shows that almost every
calling Is quite well represented. Thera
were 149 sons of farmers, 115 sons of mer
chants, ICO sons of lawyers, 65 sons of
Army officers, 37 sons of manufacturers,
32 sons of mechanics, 20 sons of Insurance
agents. 19 sons of real estate agents, 14
sons of clergymen, 13 sons of editors,
bankers and bookkeepers, 10 sons of drug
gists, 9 sons of traveling agents, 8 sons
of school teachers, and 6 sons of dentists.
Custom doth make dotards of us all.
Consider well, thou wilt find that Custonu
is tho greatest of weavers. Carlyle.