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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 26, 1905.
FEDERAL EXPOSITION BUILDINGS ARE NEARING COMPLETION
boys were "hitting the trail" in earnest.
The other statuary is being placed, the
work of preparing the electrical display
which is to be under the water of Guild's
Lake, is now in progress and the esplan
ade is about SO per cent completed.
Centennial Park has received the last
touches, and contains hundreds of shady
and cozy nooks that weary and dusty
slghtseers will welcome when going to
and from the Trail and the island to the
mainland. The walks and drives have
been covered with their bed of South
American red granite, and the contrast
between this and the dazzling white of
the exhibit buildings is pleasing to the
Within the present week it is possible
that work wJH begin on seven of the state
pavilions. Bids iiCive been opened for the
Massachusetts and ew York buildings,
and these will soon be in the process of
construction. California and "Washington
will soon be at work on the buildings
which they are to erect. The other states
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WHEN the workmen on the United
States Government buildings at
the Lewis and Clark Exposition
grounds threw down hammers and saws
yesterday when the day's work was done
it was announced that the percentage of
completion of the Government group was
78 per cent.
The pair of lofty towers reaches far
above the ground. The wings arc re
ceding their last coat of dazzling white,
the entrances are beginning to take
shape and the interior la rapidly receiv
ing the finishing touches.
In the face of labor troubles and the
attempts of agitators to hinder the work.
the task of erecting the Government I
group has gone forward with consider
able speed, and the Government superin
tendent, and his inspectors are well
pleased with the present outlook. Noth
ing unforeseen Intervening, the group will
be completed and every exhibit correctly
placed before tho opening day of the
There is still considerable work to be
done on the Island, however, and the
landscape gardeners will be kept busy
almost until the opening day. Tho sunk
en garden, which is to be directly In front
of the center of the Government group
is yet to be completed. Walks, drives
and beds of flowers and foliage have to
be mapped out and created from the ir
regular turf. The lake shore, must be
beautified and the life-saving station
must be completed and the crew installed.
On the mainland the Exposition looks,
to the Inexperienced eye, to be completed.
Here and there are touches to be given!
finishing pats are necessary in places, but
the body of the work is done. This, of
course, is not true of the new palace of
Manufactures, Liberal Arts and Varied
Industries, for which the contract was
let less than a month ago, but as this
building was not included in the first
group ordered erected, and as the con
tractor is under bond to turn it over to
the Exposition officials by May 1. It 'does
not detract from the state of completion.
The arches of the Bridge of Nations are
being constructed, and an idea of the im
pression the completed bridge will make
can now be gained by looking at the half
completed structure. Remington's "Shoot
ing Up the Town," known as the "Cow
boys on the Trail." has been placed at
the entrance of the Trail in such a po
sition that It looks as though the cow-
will drop in one by one and begin con
struction, and the state pavilions will rise
Officials Move to Grounds.
The majority of the Exposition officials
have now moved to the grounds from
headquarters. The president, secretary
state commission and the directors of ex
hibits and concessions remain at the city
headquarters. However, out wm remove
to the grounds within a month.
This week a part of the militia guard
will be placed on the grounds. The fire
department is already installed, and the
men have become at home in their build
The present entrance will soon be torn
away, and the turnstiles placed in posi
tion under the collonade. Exhibits are
now being placed in the Agricultural
Palace, which last week was delivered to
the state commission. As they are un
packed these exhibits are, by direction
of Director of Exhibits Dosch. placed on
the floor apace they will occupy when
properly arranged. This method will save
time, it is thought, and prevent confus
ion when, during the last few week3 be
fore the opening of the Exposition, ex
hibitors will be rushing their displays
Into proper shape for inspection by visi
tors. Director of Concessions Wakefield,
is a busy man arranging details for the
numerous concessions, but his work will
be well finished when the Exposition
opens, and he and his staff will then be
ready to attend to the heavy task of col
lecting percentages and seeing that those
who have concessions live up to their
Lim Jucklin on Horse-Traders
OPIE READ'S PHILOSOPHER IN A HUMAN DISCOURSE
ON THE UNDERLYING MOTIVE OF TRADE.
IT WAS court day in the county seat.
Long-legged colts ran after their
mothers. On the public square, dogs,
meeting one another for the first time,
and exercising the right of that ancient
enmity which science has not been able to
explain, fought desperately. A great day,
surely, dating back to the dawn of Anglo
Saxon liberty. Amid the gathering
throng, heavy of foot and weighty In
bearing, walked the Sheriff, spurred like
a fighting cock mud-splashed as if he had
ridden far to arrest offenders. Merchants
hung out their most tempting wares. Red
calico blazed in the sun. The restaurant
announced catfish, fresh from the creek.
Old-time citizens whose minds ran back
to tho day when lawyers, with more of
oratory than of statute, traveled from
one court to another, stood about the liv
ery stable. And who is this shrewd fel
low with hawk-eye? It Is the horse trad
er. He knows the age of every colt that
has come into town this day. He knows
that tho old clay-bank mare, tied over
yonder against the fence, will balk. He
knows that a shrewd farmer has filed her
teeth to disguise her advancing years. He
has the record of yonder mule. He knows
that last Spring a year ago he left tho
print of iron between a darky's eyes. How
ready he is to pass opinion on all phases
of life. Book-learning Is the word bluster
of the ignorant. To sit down to read is
to sit down without thought of your own.
Tho reader Is the borrower. In short, ho
knows that all intelligence is to be
summed up in one's knowledge of a
horse. Old Limuel Jucklin came Into the
stable, the .great hallway of Intelligence,
and took a chair which the proprietor
commanded & boy to fetch for him. Whn
the old man had taken off his hat and
placed it on the ground beside his chair,
the horse trader came forward and spoke
"Jucklin, ain't it awut time you were
gettln' rid of that old sorrel?"
"Well. I don't know. He hasn't done
me any particular harm."
"But has he done you any particular
The old-timers gathered about the two
men. The clearing-house of wisdom was
about to open its session. "His right eye
is failing," said tho trader.
"Well, but his left eye is all right," re
piled Limuel. "And with one eye, he can
see only half of a load, be deceived as to
its weight, and in consequence will pull
"But he is threatened with a spavin,"
retorted the trader.
"Maybe so. But when a spavined horse
gets warmed up, he feels so good over
the relief that he travels faster. It's a
renewal of his youth."
"But he's losln flesh," persisted the
"That's a fact He wae gettin' too fat
Anything else the trouble with him?
Don't you think he is afflicted with bad
dreams? Examine his mane and see if
the witches haven't been rldin him. But
first tell me what you want me to do
with him. I guess you want me to swop
for that bay you've got"
"Well, I didn't know but we might
strike up a trade."
"But why do you want a horse that's
so out of fix as mine is? Jim." he added,
"I was thlnkin of you as I rode into town.
I was wonder-In' if you would eventually
trade your way Into the middle of eter
nity and then be driven out on the other
-side. Tour -life has been- a continuous
whettin of yourself, to make yourself
sharper. You are a fox among men."
"But nobody can say I'm a liar, Uncle
"Oh, no. But the worst He Is not the
direct lie, but the one that leads man on
to one of his own flndln', for then he Is
doubly deceived. You let a man set a
trap for himself. With apparent open
ness, you warn him against yourself, but
you don't warn him against himself. The
worst deceiver in this world is the one
that puts a man in a position to deceive
himself. A half truth Is worse than a
whole He. It catches more people.'
"You are too hard on me. Uncle Llm.
Horse trading is my business, and under
the law It Is an honest callin'."
"Honest, enough from the point of view
that self-interest takes." Limuel replied.
"But. if you were perfectly honest and
gave the other feller as much of the bar
gain as you get, you'd never have more
than you started In with. You must have
a shade the best of it"
"'But Isn't that true of all 'business?"
"Pretty much," the old man admit
ted. "But the man that lives by his
wits, lives on the lack of wit in other
men. He is a hawk sallin' round the"
barnyard of life. In swoppin' horses
you first make it a point to find ob
jections In the other horse. Your aim
Is to make the owner dissatisfied with
him. Gradually you show the strong
points of your own horse. You are so
persuasive that the victim hears and
thinks he sees. Virtues drummed into
the ears become virtues In the Imagined
sight Then you've got him. The limp
in your own horse is turned into a sort
of grace. It Is the main feature in
your horse. A cast in the eye Is not a
forerunner of comln blindness, but the
promise of better sight You couldn't
keep from decelvln your best friend.
It isn't gain you are after so much as
It is the thrill of beatin' some one.
With you it is an appetite Just the
same as a man's thirst for drink."
"Hold on; you would make me out a
"No, but a man that wants to In
toxicate himself. It's politics, applied
to horses. To mislead a man is to ac
quire a sort of majority. If you owned
all the horses in the community, you
wouldn't be satisfied. Then you'd start
out with cows. And ownin all the
cows, you'd take dogs. There'd be no
such thing as satisfyln' you, and this
soothes your conscience. It is much
easier to sooth a conscience than a
"But you know I wouldn't cheat
"Oh, you wouldn't cheat any one,"
Limuel replied. "But the very fact
that you want to swop your horse for
mine proves that you want to do some
thin', and it's natural to suppose that
you don't want the wors.t of it Now,
we'll take the Circuit Judge, for in
stance. He Is your uncle, I believe.
You think well of him. You ' know
that a horse is a part of his life, for
he has to ride horseback from one
courthouse to another. But you
swapped horses with him until he -was
seen walkln, carryin' his saddle. And
now you want to see "me walk."
"That's where you do me wrong,"
declared the horse-trader. I swopped
several times with my uncle and "
"Yes, and shortly afterward he
walked Into town, didn't he?"
"Well, I don't insure a horse's health.
I'm not a horse prophet I can't tell
how long a horse may live. I swapped
with Uncle Dan three times and-i "
"And he walked. Just as I say," Lim
uel broke in. "And Is It that you want
to see whether or not I can beat him
welkin'? We might settle it by walk
In round and round the courthouse
That's all right, Uncle Lim, but I
traded with the Judge three days ago,
and he rode Into town this mornin'.
He says he never had a better saddle
horse In his life. And the horse I got
from him I'm willln' to let you have.
I don't want to see you walk want to
see you well mounted. Now, you go
and ask the Judge what sort of a horse
I let him havo the other day."
Just at this moment the Judge came
walking Into the stable. "Jim." said
he, Bpeaklng to the . trader, "I wish
there were some law under which I
I could shut you up In the penitentiary,
j I went around to the barn just now to
! look at my horse, and and the thine
Old Lim looked at the trader. "Don't
believe I want to swap with you. Jim
mle. It's ten miles from her to where
I live, and I don't care to walk."
(Copyrighted. 1905.) OPIE READ.
:new books foe library.
Large Additions Made for Shelves of
The Gardening Magazine, which Is new
ly published by Doubleday, Page & Co..
has just been added t6 the periodical
room of the Portland Library, and will
be found very suggestive and of great
practical value to all who are Interested,
In flower and vegetable garden?.
Miss Rockwood will give lectures thte
week on the use of the library to the
members of the freshman class at the
Eighty-five children were present at the
story hour Friday afternoon to hear the
story of George Washington as a soldier.
On March 10 the birthday of the llbrary
wlll be appropriately celebrated in the
The list of new books follows:
g Wells. S. R. How to read character....
Religious education association. Proceed
ings of the secondi annual convention.
1904 R208 K3S2
Bebel, F. .A. Woman under socialism....
Colt Stanton. Neighborhood guilds
Fawcett, Henry. Manual or political econ
omy 330 F27S
Sellgroan. E. R. A. Progressive taxation
in theory and practice 330.2 S464
Grimm. J. I. K., and Grimm. TV. K.
Deutsches Woerterbuck. 9v. in 12.R433 GS64
Bryce, James. Relations of the advanced
and backward races of mankind. (Ro
manes lecture. 1902.) 572 B910
gSmitb, EX E. Golden poppy 5S7.55 S646
Fine Arts and Amusements.
Perkins, Thomas, ed. Itlterary of the Eng
lish cathedrals. (Bell's Cathedral
series) 726.G P4511
Tableaux, charades and pantomimes. .783 T113
Askey, J. B., ed. Pros and cons..RSLS.5 A835
Chase. E. L.. & French, TV. E. P. TVaes
hael R808.5 C487
Gowdy. J. L... comp. Special days In
school 808.8 G722
Scudder, H. E., comp. American poem3.
Scudder. II. E., comp. American prose
gWl'lilV. N " P." " Rag-bagV.V.V.V.V.V.818 "TV735r
Description and Travel.
Burton. J. H. Emigrants' manual; Aus
tralia. New Zealand. America and South
Africa .O910 B074
Freeman. E. A. Sketches from the subject
cad neighbor lands of Venice 914.5 FS55s
Starr. Frederick. Ainu group at the St.
Louis Exposition 915.2 S766
Story. TV. TV. Castle at St. Angelo and the
Evil Eye 914.56 SSSSc
gWIHU. N. P. Summer cruise In the
Mediterranean 910.4. TV735
TVyld. James. Map of the basin of the
Pacific 1.O912.90 TV9S2
TVyld. James. Map of the United States
and the relative position of the Oregon
& Texas 0912.73 TV3S2
Brewster. H. P. Saints and festivals of the
Christian church R922' BS48
Dodgson. C. L. Life and letters of Lewis
Carroll. (Rev. C. L. Dodgson)? by S. D.
Colllngwcod B D&45C
Bradford. Gamaliel. Private tutor B'OOp
Brooks, Gcraldine. Romances of colonial
Huntington. H. S., pseud. His majesty's
sloop. Diamond Rock H951h
Lane. Mrs. E. (M.) Nancy Stair L285n
Lawrence. A. L. Wolverine L419w
Books for Children.
Ballard. Mrs. J. P. Among the moth and
butterflies J395.T B1S9
Blalsdell, A. F.. & Ball. F. K. Hero
stories from American history.... J973 B635h
Brooks. E. S. Historic Americans.. J923 B873
Brooks, E. S. In blue and white JBS73ib
Brooks. Geraldlne. Dames and daughters
of colonial days J920.7 BS73
Browne, Frances. Granny's wonderful
Custer. G. A. Tenting on- the plains: by
- Mrs. E. (B.) Custer .' JBC987Ct
Field. Eugene. Poems of childhood; 11. by
Maxfleld Parrish jSll F453p
Field. Eugene. Songs of childhood; music
bv Reginald De Koven and others.. J784 F453
Foster. Charles. Story of the Bible from
Genesis to Revelations, told in simple
language J220 F754
Fraser. TV. A. Mooswa and others of the
Garland. Hamlin. Boy life on the prairie.
Grlffls. TV. E. Pilsrlms in their three
homes. England, Holland. America....
: J974.4 GS82
Hardy. Mrs. A. S. Sea stories for wonder
eyes J530 H25S
Heermans. J. TV. Stories from the He
brew J221 H439
Johonott James. Book of cats and dogs.
Lang. Andrew. Brown fairy book.J398 L269br
Ma'cdonald. George. Princess and Curdle.
Miller, J. M. Philippine folklore stories.
Pyle. Katherine. Christmas' angel.... jP9963c
Raspe, R. E. Surprising adventures of
Baron Munchausen JR228t
Richards, Mrs. L. E. (H.) Green satin
Scudder. H. E. Bodleys telling stories.
Smith. Mrs. EX T. (M.) Sweet girl gradu
Stevenson. R, S. Stevenson rong book:
verses from a child's garden, with music
by various composers J784 SS43
Strickland. Agnes. Queens of Scotland:
abridged by Rosalie Kaufman. 2v..J923 S917
Torrey,. Bradford. Everyday birds.. J59S.2 T834i
Trowbridge. J T. His one fault JT863h
Wade, M. H. Our little Russian cousin.
Watson. John. Young barbarians JTV341y
Witt, a Tales of Troy 3938 WS2T
Railroad Agents Coming.
F. A. Miller, general passenger agent of
the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul, ac
companied by B. S. Keely. general freight
agent of the same line, will reach Port
land tomorrow morning for a short visit
of Inspection here. Both of the gentle
men are from Chicago, and aro on. a tour
of the Coast offices of their company.
They will leave Portland Tuesday morn
ing for Seattle and other Puget Sound
points, and will return Wednesday, leav
ing here for their return trip.
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