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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1905)
THE SUNDAY OSKGOXIAX, POllTIKD, OCTOBER 8, 190p.
Roosevelt's Cabin When He Was a ;Co;wboy;in Dakota
Interesting. Reproduction, at the Fair of the Home of
the -President During His Frontier Career.
No appropriation -was made by the Leg
islature of the" State o North Dakota,
but nevertheless It lias a particularly flne
representation at the Lewis and Clark
Exposition. Succeeding where the legis
lators failed, the enterprising buslnesa
roen and patriotic citizens of .North .Da
kota banded together in a concentrated
effort and ratejid enough money to havo
their state participate in the Fair.
Among the leaders In the successful
movement to raise the funds was Gover
nor Searles, who has been an ardent ad
mirer and. strong advocate of tltto Lewis
and Clark Exposition ever since Its In
ception. He and his friends started the
subscription, and probably had not It been
for the civic Joyalty of Governor Searles
for his state. North Dakota would not
have joined her sister states of the West
In falling part In the Pair. It Is true1
that those who havo furnished the money
for North Dakota's participation expect
to be reimbursed by the Legislature, and
probably such will be the case, but never
theless It Is a splendid presentation of
the publlc-splrltedness and enterprise of
the people of that state.
The North Dakota exhibit, which occu
pies a large and spacious booth in the
Agricultural building. Is as splendid a dls.
play as was the motive which actuated
the -progressive and up-to-date citizens
who raised the funds for its installation.
North Dakota has more than Just a booth
l. which to display its products, for Its
exhibit extends nearly across the south
end of the huge Agricultural building.
Instead of erecting a building, the North
I'akota commissioner!! thought It advis
able to use all the available funds In mak
ing as flne an exhibit as possible. As a
result they have one of the most excel
lent and beautiful displays of the entire
Exposition, although It Is not as extensive"
cs some of the other state exhibits.
Surrounding the exhibit Is a railing and
pillars of square plates of glass, In which
arc displayed In artistic assortment tho
many different grains and cereals of
North Dakota, The. wall In back of tho
ground space Is beautifully decorated with
more products of the state, such as grains,
grasses, etc Here are also shown stuffed
wild animals and prairie chickens and
other game birds of North Dakota. Hun
'dreds of pictures showing views of tho
beautiful and fertile valleys and farms,
the ranches, rivers and lakes of this won
derful states, also dot tho walls.
While the visitors to the exhibit .greatly
delight In Inspecting the agricultural dis
plays of North Dakota, the Interest cen
ters upon the Roosevelt cabin, which Is
the predominating feature of the whole
exhibit. Jf you have not seen this cabin,
you have not seen all of the Exposition.
Hundreds, .rather thousands, of visitors
visit the Roosevelt cabin dally, which is
without a doubt one of the most intensely
Interesting exhibits of the Fair. All like
this little structure, from the youngest to
the oldest visitors,, and many persons pay
It a visit, every time they go to the Fair.
In fact, it Is as famous for an exhibit as
the Forestry log structure Is for a build
The Roosevelt cabin Is the log hut in
which the President lived when he was
a cattleman on the plains of North Da
kota. It Is not a replica or a reproduc
tion, but it is the genuine article. Within
the four walls and roof of the little unique
building in tho Agricultural building. The
odore Roosevelt lived one of the happiest
periods of his life. Here in company with
his cowboys, he spent several years liv
ing as doc3 a typical Western ranchman.
The Roosevelt cabin was transported to
the North Dakota booth In its entirety at
The building is made out of lqps, the
cracks of which are plastered with cla.
Tnere are two rooms In the building,
which are the sleeping npartment and tho
living-room. From the solidity of the
walls It can be readily seen that It is a
vary warm structure, and that the Pres
ident was very comfortable In it during;
the arduous Winter months when the Icy
cold winds and sleet swept down from
the north across the Dakota plains.
The furniture Is all crude, like that
found'In the houses of the old-time ranch
ers, but It Is very Interesting because It
was used by tho President." Such articles
as chairs, tables, sideboards, etc.. aro
shown. One of the things exceptionally
noteworthy Is President Roosevelt's fa
vorite chair, or at least It was when he
was a rancher.
It Is hewn out of one Immense timber,
it stands on an end, with just enough
space cut out for a person to sit In I:.
The handy substitute for a." chair ha-
been used so much, evidently, by tho
President and his friends, as It has bert
a curiosity for many years, that It Is as
smooth as Ivory, and looks as though It
had been oiled and polished. Another
thing of Interest Is a pair of "chaps" worn
by the President when inspecting his
ranch on horseback.
Other articles displayed are tho Pres
ident's saddles, old clothes he wore, when
on his hunting trips, his spurs, "and his
Lest trousers, which he wore oaly on
Sundays. The little log building. Inside
and out. Is literally covered with the
carved initials of persons who have visited
the building before It was brought to the
Lewis and Clark Exposition. The roof la
the only portion of tho .building that is
not wholly disfigured, and a few of tfca
most vigorous visitors have their identifi
cation marks also there. It has been esti
mated that more than 2000 persons visit
the Roosevelt cabin every day.
They Must "Keep" Their Husbands.
According to the revised code of tho
Methodist Episcopal Church, the brlda
must promise to "love, honor and keep"
her husband. The enabling clause In tho
nuptial formula has been the subject of
endless tinkering of late, but we feel that
It ought to stay now for a long period
where the Methodists have put it.
Strangely enough, the men were less sat
isfied than the women with the old word
"obey." So many, sweet girls seemed
rather to want to pledge obedience. But
man in his wisdom, born of effectual ex
perience, knew how sweetly those same,
girls proceeded straightway to obey not,
and so quietly worked for a repeal of the
statute. The new formula Is a revolu
tionary and happy revorsal of ancient
duty and privilege. The sweet girl now
must agree to "keep" the man of her
choice. Thus, claiming her full rights,
woman must now agree to do her whola
duty, and no man need longer bother
himself with tho question of how he la
to support a,, wife. It Is Interesting to
note in this connection that a young
woman has Iatelj- been telling the publlo
that marriage Improves a man. Hence
forth the Improvement ought to be mora
noticeable. We take It that man's matri
monial outlook was neve- more Inviting.
When hereafter he totes the umbrella and
the handbag, while the woman totes tho
-baby. It will be .acknowledged that he Is
taking his full snore ot the comesuc our
Told in the Rotundas
"The modern meaning of the term
'sham battle' stands for as gross a mis
representation of the real thing as pos
sible." So said General Fred Funston, of
the United States Army, as he stood In
the lobby of the Hotel Portland last night.
"Why. do you know I would not walk
across the street to see a sham battle?
In fact. If a sham battle was In progress
so near, I believe I would walk away
from it. and get as far distant as pos
sible. "In my opinion, there should be no such
things as these so-called sham battles,
because they give people the wrong con
ception of a sure-enougb fight. At one
of these fake fights you se a lot of sol
olcrs standing up and shooting at each
ether as though thev were utterly Im
mune from bullets or shells, in the real
thing the soldiers occupy the least space
they can crowd into, and wriggle and
crawl Into every low spot or crevice In
the ground they can find. That is only
one reason vhy I am opposed to the
sham battles that are perpetrated upon
the people. The maneuvers of the United
States troops, such as arc held In this
country, are, of course, something like
iuc real uiing.
General Funston ought to know, as
there are very few men alive who have
passed through as much active service
as the noted military man from Kansas.
His brilliant career, which' embraces his
almost inpstlmnWo sprvl
cause, his remarkable victories over the J
p lupmos ana mo capture or Jlguinaldo, is
well known to nearly every patriotic
American. His rise from a Colonel of- a
volunteer regiment from Kansas to Gen
eral in the United States Army was rapid.
He is now In command of the Department
of California, with headquarters in San
Francisco. His is in Portland on a visit
to the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Among the prominent guests at the Ho
tel Portland this week. Is C E. Beekman,
of Jacksonville, . one of the wealthiest
and most Influential citizens of Southern
Oregon. He is an old-timer, having made
his first start In Southern Oregon by driv
ing a stage during the Indian outbreaks
of the early days. Mr. Beekman is a large
land-owner in Rogue River Valley, and
Is a strong believer in the future develop
ment of his part of the state.
"We have very little use for doctors
down In our part of the opuntry, he said,
"and the few physicians who are there
have a hard time of It. Wc, as well as
other people, need physicians when wo
are III, butjlown In Jacksonville we rarely
get sick. We haven't bad a death among
children In the school ages for five years
In Jacksonville, a town of nearly 10CO peo
ple, so you can understand why physi
cians are not necessary for pur existence.
A few ot them are all right, but we do
not need, and do not have as many as
other communities like ours.
"Another thing I have noticed of late
years Is the change of climate we are ex
periencing in Southern Oregon. Back In
the '50s. we never knew of any such thing
as rain in the Sunfmer months, but now
rains are frequcntand they are increas
ing every year. Now we also have severo
thunder storms, and lightning strikes
every once'ln a while. These things were
unheard of in the early days. I suppose
that tho increased acreage under cultiva
tion,, the destruction of the forests, and
the general development of that section
of. the country has brought about the dif
ferent climatic conditions."
"Somehow Portland seems Just like
home to me, and when I am here I feel
just as much at ease as If I were sitting
on my own front porch back In Duluth."
remarked J. L. Washburn, of Duluth.
Minn., at the Hotel Portland recently.
Mr. Washburn Is- one of the prominent
attorneys In Duluth, and has extensive
Interests In Oregon. He makes trips to
Portland nearly every year.
"And when I leave Portland for Duluth j
I reel as If I was leaving home on a trip,"
he continued. "Portland has . a peculiar
fascination -for me, and If-1 should ever J
leave Duluth I would surely -pitch my
tent In this city. It has a- home-like and
Yvholcsome air that is unllko any other
city I know of. The Portland people are
as nice as the city Itself. In my opinion,
they have that true Western spirit ofbos
pltallty and friendship you read so much
about. Another thing I Uke Is that your
citizens are not always "waving a. banner
or shouting about the superiority of this
town over all others. You know you have
a good city, but do not -make yourselves
obnoxious by bragging about 1L
"I find more Duluth people In Portlands
than any town I was ever In. I never
see many of them in Seattle or other
Coast towns, but when I come to Port
land I encounter scores of them. The
other afternoon when I arrived I met a-,
holf-dozen Duluth people before I had
been at the hotel more than 15 minutes. -It
Is always the same way, and It -has
impressed me as being unusual."
"All of the lumbermen will have ta
come to. the Pacific Coast before very long
unless they go Into some other kind of
of Tacoma, secretary of the Weyerhaeuser
Timber Company, at the Hotel Portland,
yesterday afternoon. Mr. McCormlck was
one of the party which accompanied Frcd
orick Weyerhaeuser, tho head of the
largest lumber syndicate in the world.
'The small sawmills In Minnesota are
experiencing a rapid death, as they ore
exhausting their timber supply. JThe
larger companies will last longer, as they
have larger holdings. But It will only be
a few. years before the lumbermen, big
and small, will all get out.
"In seeking new fields, the Minnesota
lumbermen either go. South or Httme to
the 'West. I am rather Inclined to believe
that the South Is a little preferable right
now because it is nearer the center of
consumption; but the timber of the South
ern States will soon bo a thing: of the
post, and It is then that the lumbermen
will all come to the Pacific Coast. I can
say, and I think I am pretty nearly cor
rect, that within ten years the timber of
the South will also have been exhausted.
I hardly think this generation will ever
sco the tlm.e when the vast 'forests of
the Northwest will have been destroyed."
John U. Smith. cx-Unlted States Com
missioner to Alaska, formerly a resident
of this city, and for the past seven years
a lawyer In the Hawaiian Islands, is in
Pcrtlnnd for a couple of weeks. Mr.
Smith says that instead of Increasing, the
Americans are growing scarcer 'on the
islands. He says that if the enormous
plantations, now leased from the govern
ment, were cut up into smaller tracts,
the American farmers would have more
of a chance. Now the Jap3 do nearly all
ot this work for the few men who control
the big plantations.
"When I was on1 Portland Heights the
other day I saw In imagination the crater
of KUauea," remarked Mr. Smith, at the
Imperial Hotel lost night. "You can stand
at the old Marklo residence, on Portland
Heights and look towards the Columbia
University, at University Park, on the
peninsula, and imagine you are looking
across the .crater of Kilauea In Hawaii.
That Is about the diameter of our circular
main crater. Imagine the sides of this
circular crater perpendicular all the way
around, except In front of you, where it
Is much steeper than Portland" Heights.
The depth Is about the same as the ele
vation of the old Markle residence above
the river. In the bottom and near the
center of this main crater Is another cra
ter, which Is known as the Lake of Fire.
The walls of this sub-pltre perpendic
ular or overhanging, yet tourists stand
and sit at Its very edge to watch the fiery
fountains and boiling lava 2000 feet be-lo'w."
His Idea of the Meanest Woman.
Miss Caroline Powell, of Boston, la a
wood engraver,, a pupil of Timothy Cole,
and at a dinner recently she said of her
"Mr. Cole had a horror of stingy per
sons. He was continually railing against
such people, continually pointing out to
us glaring examples ot meanness and
"He said one day that he had heard
that morning of one of the meanest wo
men In the world.
"She called before breakfast at the
house of a neighbor of his and said:
" 'Madam, I see that you have adver
tised In the papers for a cook.'
" 'Yes, I have,' returned the other, 'but
surely you are not after the place.'
" 'No.' said the stranger, 'but I only live,
two blocks away from you. and since I
need a cook myself. I thought you might
send to me all the applicants you re
As lazy Peter lay In bed.
The fractions sat upon his bead.
And said, "If we cut you In two.
How many halves would come from you?
And what would the proportion be
If of your lingers we took three?
Or If we ate one-half your pie.
What fraction would you eat. and whyl
So all night long the fractions sat
Afklng about this thing and that.
TlllPeter woke and cried. "Oh. dear,
I'll have to study hard, I fearl"