The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 19, 1922, SECTION FOUR, Page 9, Image 63

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sweet sultans, sometimes called' royal
sweet sultans? This is one of the ,
centaurea and I think the most sat- !
isfactory of them all. They are hand- )
Reconstruction of Building at East Eighty-second and Oregon Streets
Is Completed; Furnishings Installed.
some and sweet scented, the flower !
being thistle-like, or you might say
an enlarged bachelor button, but it
comes in various colors. Red, purple,
lavender and white ar the positive
colors, but many of them come in
bi-colors, that is having two or more
shades. For cutting purposes they
are most satisfactory as they will
with care last & week. The seed can
be purchased at any seed store and
sowed early in'the open ground and
the plants thinned out to 18 inches
on center, 1 as they grow three feet
4V i
, Oust right
with roots
TO THOSE who are about to plant
roses this spring or in fact any
time my first advice would be
to see that you have proper drain
age. Possibly no plant resents wet
feet as much as the rose and I feel
quite confident that if a thorough in
vestigation were made it would be
found tfhat a great many of the rose
plots of Portland are suffering from
improper drainage.
Some sections of ths city, like Rose
City Park, Alameda, "Westover Ter
race and the heights back of the city
cither have a soil that affords natural
drainage or there is sufficient grade
to the lot to carry off the surplus
water, but in Irvington, Southeast
Portland and 0th sections where the
underlying soil is not sandy or gravel
ly or the ground is generally level
and does not have natural drainage,
arrangements- should be made for
taking care of the surplus water when
you set out your plants.
The best drainage is, of course, a
regularly laid out and carefully stud
led eystem of tiles, but this usually
is too expensive for the average house
owner, therefore the next best thing
to do is to dig the trench in which
you are going to plant your roses six
inches deeper than you contemplated
and, fill this six inches with gravel,
etones or broken bricks and this will
take care of the greater part of your
drainage problem, probably, in fact,
will solve the whole trouble. Tbu will
find that every writer on the sub
ject of rose culture and also all the
expert growers of Portland insist that
drainage probably is the greatest
problem to solve. Therefore, having
told how that can be done, we will
proceed with the planting.
Deep Trenching: Pays.
For years many of the best grow
ers have advocated the deep trench
ing method of planting roses and it
is no doubt good, for we have had ex
cellent results from it, but the aver
age amateur gardener, unless he is
an enthusiast, will not go to the
trouble and expense of deep trench
ing, that is. dissina three feet riepn
and building up the soil To help the I
man who does not want to do all this '
work Rev. S. S. Sulliger of Kent,
Wash., for several years has been
conducting experiments in rose grow
ing which involve less labor than the
methods usually advocated.
Jr. Sulliger has been a rose grower
for more than a quarter of a century
and when stationed at Vancouver,
Wash., his rose garden was as well
known to Portland growers as his
present garden at Kent is to the
growers of Seattle and Tacoma. For
more than 15 years Dr. Sulliger has
been a Judge at the Portland rose
enow and annually he has been one
of the judges of the new roses in
the international rose test garden in
Washington park since it was es
tablished, therefore anything that Dr.
Sulliger has to say regarding rose
growing is worthy of notice.
In a recent issue of "Portland
Roses," which is the official magazine
of the Portland Rose society. Dr.
Sulliger wrote:
"If you have ordinary garden soil
snd will properly plant 2-year-old
field-grown rose bushes, where they
will have sunshine and air you will
have roses galore. Every gardener
should have a compost pile made by
alternating layers of turiied-up sod
and cow manure and if allowed to
stand for two years it will give you
the right kind of material in which
to plant roses. ,
BuKhes Require Pruning.
"If you are not the fortunate pos
sessor of a compost heap then make
a planting soil of well rotted cow
manure and soil obtained from a
vanant lot from near the grass roots
of good sod, mixing one part of ma
nure to four parts of soil. When you
receive your rose bushes from the
nursery if they have not been pruned
by the nurseryman cut them back to
three good canes, each cane not more
than eight inches long with an out
pointing bud at the top of each cane.
Then cut out all bruised and weak
roots and then cut back all the roots
until they are seven to nine Inches
"Dig out ths soil where the rose
is to be planted to the depth of one
foot or more and 18 inches square.
Fill this hole with the soli from the
compost pile or the soil you have pre
pared so that the roots of the rose
will be Just deep enough to bring the
knob where the rose has been budded
about two inches under the level of
the surface of the rose bed. Spread
the roots carefully so they rest on
the soil well separated from each
other. Put in a couple of inches of
the compost soil on top of the roots,
pressing it firmly with the feet. Put
on top of this a liberal quantity of
bone meal, a good big two handfuls,
and fill up the hole with the soil to
a little above the level of the sur
rounding ground. Put no liquid and
but llttl.e fertilizer on these bushes
the first year. The next year and the
succeeding year use plenty of fer
tilizer. Under Fertilizing Waste."
"In planting roses do not waste
one ounce of manure under the roots
of the rose bush. Why? Because the
feeding roots of a rose do not go
down for food. Then, in addition to
this, the rains of the Pacific north
west will soon carry the strength of
manure so placed to a depth absolute
ly useless to the rose. Put your fer
tilizer on toD, simply digging it in
and let the rains carry the properly
diluted fertilizers to the feeding root3
of the rose. This I have tested out
fully by first using only under fer
tilizing; second using both "under and
upper fertilizing, and third by using
only upper fertilizing. , Without ex
ception the upper fertilizing brings
just as good results as both under
and upper ana far ahead of under Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Montague at Hills
fertilizing alone," I dale, near 'the Portland Golf club
One should be careful in planting; grounds. The pictures give views or
roses to see that the roots are spread
out carefully and at the proper depth.
A good general rule to follow Is to
observe the mark to which tho soil
reached when the bush was planted
In the nursery and then plant it to the
same depth. It is desirable that where
the bud has been inserted in the root
stock should be two inches below the
surface of the bed. As was explained
at tho meeting of the Rose society the
other evening, this is desirably be
cause the bud is inserted on one side
of the root stock and it doe3 not for
several years get tha full nourish
ment from the root, the feeding being
one-sided, but, if .properly planted, in
a few years new roots will be thrown
out by the inserted bud and It will
then obtain the maximum amount of
Low Budding Preferred.
If the roses , you get have been
budded high you can grow them as
semi-standard or dwarf tree roses,
but it is preferable to select the
roses which have been budded low, as
they will feed better and will allow
for a- shallow planting and in -this
way the roots can get the air and) also
the full benefit of any liquid fer
tilizer. While there is danger of
planting too high there is also much
danger from planting too deep, which
will choke the bush. If you follow
the general rule of putting the knob
which shows where the bud had been
put in two inches down, you will get
your roses planted at the proper
Among my garden friends is an old
time gardener, now retired, but who
nevertheless takes a keen interest in
everything that grows. He also likes
to go around the newer sections of
the city and see the progress. After
one of his trips, a week or so ago, he
dropped into my office and unbur
dened himself of some of the things
he saw which he thinks means grief
later on. He said:
"In going about where new houses
are being finished it isa wonderful
contrast to 'ten years or more ago
to see the spirit of the 'city beauti
ful manifesting itself on every hand,
but I have one regret.. Most of the
places I saw today reflect a pro
nounced desire to economize. Now
this is most commendable and possi
bly is necessary, due to the high cost
of building the new home, but the at
tempt to economize is not being done
'Money Declared Waited.
"The people have the spirit to make
their places look nice and apparently
want to fill up their grounds or those
parts they intend to improve, but in
doing this they are wasting more
money and storing up disappointment
for themselves. Everyone seems to
be filled with the idea of planting
shrubs and many are using stock
selected on the basis of smallest cost
and planting without any thorough
preparation of the soil. At several
places which I saw today plants were
put right in the material excavated
from the basement ad spread over
the ground. Now such material has
no plant food which is absolutely
necessary to newly planted shrubs.
, "The usual result of such plantings
will be discouraging. They will never
prove satisfactory and can be right
fully classed as shameful extrava
gance instead of economy, whereas if
the planting were done well it would
prove an investment which would add
to the value of the property.
"Now, Just a suggestion to the man
or woman who is going to fix up a
new garden this spring. If economy
is essential, and I believe we all
should economize Just now, the least
expensive way to make a showing is
to use summer flowering plants. The
money that was intended for some
shrubs and novelties should this
spring be put iwto soil preparation
and then, with the soil properly pre
pared one can have a yard in con
tinuous bloom by using flowef Ing
plants which involve a very small
outlay. The proper preparation of
the ground has cost less thafi the
proposed outlay for shrubbery, and
then In the fall, which is the proper
time to put out the shrtibbery, one
can buy what he needs.
Another Advantage Seen.
"This plan hasanother great ad
vantage for the new home-owner and
his wife. They will have had an op
portunity to observe all summer
other homes and the various kinds
of plants, ahd thus determine what
they want In their garden. The main
thing, however, is that their sou by
fall will be in the proper condition
for permanent plantings. Let me give
this advice to the man who Is about
to make a new garden and, while it is
old, it still holds good: Do not put a
50-cent plant in a 10-cent hole, but
put a 10-cent plant in a 60-cent hole."
That flowers- continue to be the
principal token of affection exchanged
on St. Valentine's day is evident from
the brisk trade which all the florists
of the city reported. Some of the
stores put out novel designs in the
war of heart-shaped baskets and one
striking piece was a cupid carrying
a large arrow made of-head carna'
tions. For valentine gifts aside from
corsage bouquets the red tulips proved
most popular, although all kinds of
flowering plants were in demand. The
few early azaleas In the florists' shops
were most eagerly grasped, particu
larly the red ones. In another week
there will be plenty of azaleas but at
present the flowers are largely daffo
dils, carnations and roses, the latter
now becoming more plentiful than
they have been since Christmas, All
the flower shops are taking on a more
attractive appearance now that blooms
are becoming more abundant.
Garden Charm Is Koted. ''
That Portland gardens have a
chajn which appeals to many is evi
dent from the last issue of. the Gar
den Magazine, published at Garden
City, N. Y., which devoted several
pages with large illustrations to. the
garden at. "Arrow-Wood," the home ot
Is it too late to plant pansy seed and
if I do will 1 get good flowers this year?
Answer.- Pansy seed should be
sown in the fall If you want good
strong plants. ' My advice would be
not to try seed this spring but pur
chase plants as you will find them
much more satisfactory. The best
grade ef pansy seeds are grown -in
Oregon andthey go to all parts of
the worldand there is nothing worth
knowing about pansies that E. J.
Steel, the Oregon originator of the
Mastodon variety, does not know. He
says that while pansy seed may yet
be started in flats in the house and
plants secured late, the better plan
for results would be to buy plants
from your florist or seed house and
then in the fall start your seed. Mr.
Steel has promised me full growing
directions for raising pansies, which
I will publish when the, proper time
comes for getting the seed and start
ing them.
the pool rimmed with campanula, for
get-me-nots and Siberian Iris. Another
view from the garden across the lawn
ot the house features the perennial
border of larkspurl pyrethrums, iris
and day lilies and then fellow two
views of the extensive rose gardens.
Commenting on this Portland gar7
den, the magazine says:
"In six short years, for years are
short when we come to reckon in
nature's terms, a country field and
some three acres of woodland have
been transformed into lovely sweeps
of lawn and colorful bloom an ef
fect very English in character and
yet, oddly enough, equally fitting the
western landscape. A species of spirea
found all through the wpods gave
"Arrow-Wood" its name, and had,
moreover, adapted itself gracefully to
garden conditions In the role of back
ground for the perennial border."
E. R. Pelton of Eastmoreland is one
of the most enthusiastic amateur gar
deners I know and a few days ago he
made a suggestion to me which might
be of interest to some of the readers
of this department. In one section of
his garden Mr. Pelton gets two crops
of flowering annuals. Early in the
spring he sows broadcast over a part
of his annual bed all kinds of poppy
seeds. He does this by first working
the ground and then raking it down.
He mixes poppy seed with, sand and
then sows the sand and rakes it in. As
ths poppies come up ha thins them
out to about six inches apart. These
of course come into bloom in early
summer and as they finish blooming
he pulls them out leaving the ground
free for late flowers. In a convenient
place he has put in some seeds of
godetias, marigolds or zinnias and
these are ready to transplant by the
time the poppies have finished bloom
ing. This is an easy way to prolong
the blooming season of the garden
as well as practical and economical.
Notes From Gardens.
Frank C. Rlggs of Fairfax avenue
on Westover terraces has returned to
make Portland his future home after
five years spent largely in California.
During his absence Mr.' Riggs main
tained his garden but is now planning
some additions. This year he proposes
to make a feature of ealpiglossis and
in addition to some of the standard
varieties has just imported seed of a
new typo, -With which he proposes to
experiment in this section..
Mrs. A. N. MeCall of Silver Lake,
Or., who annually has a fine display
of geraniums, this year will also fea
ture in her garden fuchias, a most
pleasing plant ,but little used in these
days. '- -
Mrs. H. Ruddicks of 315 North E
street, Aberdeen, Wash., has ordered
from a Portland grower a most ex
tensive collection of phlox, which she
will specialize on for summer flowers.
Mrs. Ruddick has also increased her
plantings of outdoor chrysanthe
mums by securing some of the newer
Mrs. Hugh Graham of 1131 East
Thirty-eighth street possibly - has one
of the finest collections of gladioli in
the city. This summer she will in
crease her plantings by the addition
of 900 bulbs of the newer Introduc
tions, representing 17 new varieties.
This will increase Mrs. Graham's col
lection to more -than 40 separate
named varieties of gladioli.
Portland roses have been found to
be perfectly hardy in Montana and
during the past week C. H. Hartung
of W elcome, Idaho, placed a large
order witn a .Portland seed house. An
other large collection also will go
to Battle Creek, Mich., to M. B.
Beacharn, a wealthy resident of that
city, who recently visited Portland
and after seeing the. superior stock
grown here placed one of ths largest
individual orders ever given a local
concern. v
W. S. Merrill of Merrill, Or., has
made arrangements to renew his
pansy collection, which . has been a
feature of his garden
Roses continue in demand and one
of the dealers this week reported that
Mrs. J. M. Love Of 1601 East Ninth
street South, and P. Venstrand of 493
East Ninth street North, each have
placed orders with him for Quite ex
tensive collections of rflWs.
Mrs. Philip Blampied "of 5006 Pike
avenue Southeast, is enlarging her
garden with one- of the most exten
sive collections of roses'in that sec
Mrs. J. P. Hunter of 835 Killings-
worth avenue is putting in this spring
a large collection of roses, in which
a number of the novelties will be
Can you tell me what is the best climb
ing annual vine for a half-shady place?
My garage is located on the rear of the lit
under, trees, whksh throw the place into
deep ehade at least b&lf of the day. I want
to cover the garage with a. vine and would
Vike to have a suggestion. .
Answer. Nearly all annual climb
ers require a maximum amount of sun
for their proper development. There
fore I would recommend that you try
a perennial and if this is satisfactory
nothing is superior to some of the
large flowering honeysuckles. How
ever, if you want an annual you might
experiment with the cardinal climber,
sometimes called scarlet queen cy
press vine. Possibly your location
gets enough sun for this to thrive to
the height of the garage. The foliage
of the scarlet cardinal climber is a
rich, glossy green and palm leaf in
shape. The flowers are a brilliant
scarlet In color and tubular in shape,
being one to on( and one-half inches
across. It will flower from July until
late fall. The seeds have a very hard
shell and germinate soonest if first
sown under glass and then trans
planted, but I have a friend who
sowed some in ttt open and covered
them with glass jars andthen as the
plants came up gradually raised the
glass jars allowing the young vines
to harden in this way. The seed
should be soaked for a few hours In
warm water before planting.
Garden . Problems.
Will you please send me the number of
the bulletin which the department of agri
culture has issued about aunuar- flowering
plants and which you, recently reviewed? I
read the "Flowers for Home and Garden"
each week and get much help and enjoy
ment frorti it. I grow all kinda of plants
in the yara as wen as m the houae.
have lived 10 years In Idaho and have
learned by experience what will and what
will not do well in this climate. I have a
Shasta daisy bed HO feet long which people
come for miles to"-see and get flowers. It
you would like to know what flowers do
well in this section, I Bhall be pleased to
let yon Know.
Nampa, Idaho.
Answer. As you inclosed a stamped
envelope I sent your name to the
proper bureau with a request that a
copy of the bulletin be sent you. The
bulletin is No. 1171, entitled "Growing
Annual Flowering Plants," and is is
sued by the bureau of plant industry
of the department of agriculture.
thank you for your interest in this
department and shall be most pleased
to have you write and let me know
what you have found best for your
section of tho -country, as no doubt
there are many who would like to
profit from your years of experience
and skill as a flower grower; ,
Varieties for Portland planting. Plant .
extensively now, if ve are to retain'
Portland's fame as the Kose City.'
Washington's Birthday is official
Rose Planting Day. . ;
SKnodoaenarons, Laureis, Laurus
tinas, Abelias, Veronicas, Escallonia '
and other Broad Leaf Evergreens.
ill assurwiiein,. - . -
Shrubs Deciduous of aft kinds and for all purposes.
(Continued From Page 8.)
New England Conservatory of Music
Persons who have no liking for Ban-
tock's "Givo a Rouse." will steer clear
of Carnegie Hall March i. for that
air is to be sung by each of the ten
clubs, and they will be judged there
by. As a relief, the singers can con
tribute any other numbers they wish
to the gaiety of the occasion. The
competltidns, which are for the pur
pose of encouraging choral singing,
began in 1914, and the number of par
ticipating clubs has steadily in
creased. Harvard won first prize the
last three years successively.
. , .
Modern music and moderji com
posers sound; so continuously in our
ears nowaways that it is sometimes
pleasant to turn from them to those
of an earlier era. Sir Frederick
Bridge, for many years organist' of
Westminister Abbey, London, is the
author- of "Twelve Good Musicians,"
the musicians all being Englishmen
of the 17th century. Among the com
posers discussed in the brief lectures,
making up the volume, are Orlando
(Sibbons, one time organist of West
minister and writer of much sacred
music; John Milton, father of the
poet Matthew Locke, composer of
music 1 for church and stage, and
Henry Purcell, writer of operas and
of church music still constantly on
the lists of cathedrals. Sir Frederick's
style is mellow, suited to his nbject,
with 'a charming sparkle of humor
now and then and frequent quotations
from the diary of Pepys who lent an
ear to the musicians of his time. This
book is new in the public library.
The recitals of Vladimir Rosing,
who is making his first visit to this
country, have aroused much discus
sion as to whether the scope of a song
recitallst should be extended to in
clude other mediums of interpreta
tion than mere singing. Rosing be
lieves that the text of a song should
be the dominating impression left on
the hearer, and wonders if, to gain
this kffect, it is necessary to sacri
fice tone or employ gesture and facial
expression. The effect that Rosing
gains through this method leaves
suoh an impression of intellectuality
and emotional poise that he is being
received in this country, as he was in
Europe.'as a most convincing expon
ent of realism in song interpretation.
Madame Lucie Valair. dramatic so
prano and director of the Valair Con
servatoire de Musique et Art Draraa
tlque, ha been engaged to represent
France by singing the great national
hymn "La Marseillase at the con
gress of music-international, to be
held at the Multnomah hotel at noon,
Monday, February 27.
A programme which featured the
different phases of fundamental music
training ;n class, was given by Mrs.
C. E. Goetz last Tuesday night, in the
Bush, & Lane building. Those attend
ing were enthusiastic over the work
done by the class. Vivian Howe and
Marian Marty received prizes for the
highest average during the course,
and each one of the class was awarded
a prize for excellency in scale play
ing. Those receiving diplomas were:
Helen Gelsler, Vivian Howe, Agatha
Babcock, Marian Marty, Finley Oliver
McGrew and James Armstrong. Others
who did creditable work on the pro
gramme were: Mary Van Buren,
Hazel Sells, Laurenve Nelson. Helen
Ivie, Clyde Sager, Audrey, Williams,
Dorothy Hess, Richard Hess and Mary
Feb. 18. -(Special.) Companies of
university music students Ire to be
sent through the state as a means of
setting the people into relationship
with the state university.' Dr. John
J. Landsbury, head of the school of
music, is co-operating with the ex
tension - division . in arranging the
tours. .
The advanced students as Well as
members of the music faculty will be
organized into small companies com
posed of three or more musicians and
will be sent to the smaller towns,
where tha opportunity to hear good
Tmusic is limited..- These concerts will
not onljbe of service to the towns,
but will provide public experience for
the students. The performances will
be given at cost and probably will
Start next term. -
ANOTHER haven of rest for the
aged, the German Baptist Old
People's home, will be opened
soon in Portland, tljus fulfilling a
desire thatwas first formulated in
1912, and one that has the backing
of all of the German Baptist churches
of the Pacific conference. This in
cludes the territory of Idaho, Wash
ington, Oregon and California, within
which there are 25 German Baptist
churches with 2500 communicants.
Reconstruction work has been com
pleted on tho home on East Eighty
second street, between Oregon and
Pacific streets, and some of the fur
nishings have been installed. As
soon as this is completed and a ma
tron selected, the home will receive
its first members. It can accommo
date 25 persons. . j
Site Is Purchased.
The project, which had its incep
tion in 1912 began with the pur
chase of a site in the St, Johns dis
trict; but later it was decided that
instead of waiting to accumulate a
building fund, it would be wiser to
select a property on which a building
already was erected, and the organi
zation of the German Baptist Old
People's Home -association was in
corporated in 1915. Because of dis
turbed conditions on account of the
war, and the unsettled situation
thereafter, it was not until Decem
ber of 1920 -that a decision was made
on the present property.
This property consists of the house
of 15 rooms and a tract of ten lots.
The house is built in'the form of a
cross, with verandas on the south,
east and north sides of the east
projection. The rooms are lighted
with electricity and steam heated;
there are ample bath rooms and other
facilities for an institution such as
is proposed, and the reception 'room
is of sufficient size to be used for
chapel purposes. The kitchen, din
ing room, laundry, storeroom, etc.,
are in the basement.
, . H0.500 Is Spent. r
More than tl0,500 has been ex--pended
on this property. The in
terior of the building has been re
modeled, the grounds hava- been
fenced and arrangements have been
made for parking a portion of them.
The bazaar given by the women of
the First German Baptist church in
December raised more than $800 for
the furnishings;
This will be the third home for
Old people to be maintained by the
German Baptists in the United States.
The others are at Chicago and Phila
delphia. Questionnaires for appli
cants are now being printed, and sev
eral applicants are awaiting1 the
passage by the- board of directors
on their requests for admission.
The entrance fee scheduled has
been set as follows: Persons from
65 to 70, $1700; from 70 to 75. $1300;
from 75 onward, $900. These figures,
however, are flexible, to be deter
mined by conditions presented to the
board for its consideration. :
Endowment Fond Wanted.
"A movement to obtain- an endow
ment fund is in progress, and this,
of course, will aid the amount of
charitable work that can be car
ried on.
Officers for the year 1922 are:
Daniel Frey, president; Rev. F. Hoff
man, pastor of the Second German
Baptist church, vice-president; Key.
Frederick Bueermann; pastor of the
Third German Baptist church, secre
tary; James Billeter, treasurer; John
Witt, financial secretary There
also is a board of 21 directors rep
resenting the various sections of the
Pacific conference.
General Pedro del Ospina Candidate Who Made Campagin Against
Panama Canal Treaty and Indemnity.
Ornamental, Fruit, Shade
and Nut Trees.
All Kinds for All Needs..
Season Stock.
Full assortment of the very;
best obtainable.
.Largest GROWER in the West of Hardy Ornamental
' Nursery Stock.
Large Display at City Grounds,
Cor. Second and Salmon Streets ,N
Illustrated descriptive Catalog on request,
-' . write 228 .Salmon street or phone Main 4219.
228 Salmon St., Cor. Second Portland, Oregon
This Complete
SEED- Catalog
and Planter's Guide
lirfts the finest seeds for th Northwest
and tells how be& to grow them.
Will you plpase srive me some suspp??
tiort for a summer flower, something which
makes Rood cut flowers?
MRS. J. B. It., Woeilstock. -
Answer, Have you. ever ; tried
wit has cost the British government
more than half ft billion dollars to
relieve the unemployed since. Novem
ber 1V-1S13. -, .. :
(Copyright, 1922, by The,Orenronian.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 18.
(Special.) The election of
General Pedro Del Ospina as
president of Colombia a" few days
ago recalled a bit of interesting
diplomatic history. General Ospina
looks on the United States in much
the same manner' that one strange
bulldog looks at another. He made
his -campaign for presidenton the
issue that Colombia should not ratify
the long pending treaty with the
United States without a sincere re
gret in its clause for the sudden
sepamtion of Panama from Colom
bia a separation which made the
Panama canal not only a possibility
but a reality.
Fortunately for Colombia that
country's delegates ratified the
treaty before it - proceeded ' to the
election of a president, thereby
making- the coffers of the republic
richer by $25,000,000 bounty, or in
demnity, voted by the American
congress. i
General Ospina yowed he would
never accept the indemnity without
an apology from the United States
for the "arbitrary manner" in which
this country gained control of the
canal zone. It was this same ques
tion of "sincere regrets" which long
held up the treaty in the American
senate, the regrets being opposed by
those who felt such an expression
would be a reflection upon President
General Ospina was Colombian
minister in Washington during the
Taft administration. He was presi
dent when the late Senator Knox, as
secretary of Btate, began hia journey
of friendship and good will to the
Central and South American republics.
"The secretary of state would do
well to omit Colombia from his
itinerary," said the minister to a
group of newspaper men.
The story was published and im
mediately there were "ructions.'
But the doughty Colombian soldier
and diplomat, scenting the battle
from afar, beat the American gov
ernment and his own to a decision by
promptly and proudly resigning his
Washington post and Betting sail for
General Ospina's opponent for the
presidency wae .Dr. Jose Vincente
Concha, who was willing to accept
th American treaty "as it is and to
waive the apology," both because of
his confidence in the good will of the
United. States and because of the
urgent need of the Colombian, gov
ernment for funds.
It now devolves upon President
Ospina to accept some of the hated
American gold. ' He may take the
stand of many another politician that
presidential election promises are one
thing and executive responsibility
quite something else.
Secretary of State Hughes had a
narrow escape. Some of the dele-:
gates to the recent arms conference,
before they left Washington, made
discreet inquiries as. to whether or
not there was some way by which
their governments could bestow upon
the distinguished chairman of the
conference appropriate honors and
decorations for the eminent part he
has played in world history. To their
regret , they discovered that the
American constitution forbids gov
ernment officials from accepting
titles and things from foreign states
and'potentates without the cqisent of
congress. They further learned that
under no circumstances would Secnp
tary Hughes ask congress for the
right to receive special honors.
If they had received any sort bf
encouragement the foreign govern
ments were ruady to Eive Mr. Hughes
a regular "medal shower." He could
have received every decoration of
every order from th rising sun to
the midnight sun ana could have been
entitled to place nearly every letter
of the alphabet after his name.
AH of "which recalls an aneeddte of
war-time Washington in which Hugh
Gibson, now minister to Poland, and
James W, Gerard, lately American
ambassador to Germany, were in
volved. Mr. Gerard had returned to
the United States via England and
while there had been decorated by the
king. Gibson met the returning am
bassador in a corridor of the state
"Good, morning, Saturday," he ex
claimed, holding out both of his
Ambassador Gerard looTted puzzled.
"What did you say?" he demanded.
"L said, good morning, Saturday,"
repeated Gibson with a grin.
"I don't quite 'make you," replied
the ambassador.
"Well," said Gibson, "aren't you
now a knight of the Bath?"
What happened after this the
writer is not in a position to state.
They are going to make Pat
Sullivan governor ofyoming. What
a wealth of real romance lies behind
the simple announcement. It isn't
so very many years ago that Pat
Sullivan, a raw Irish youth, walked
up to the ticket window in New York
and placing his entire "bankroll" on
the shelf, said:
"Give me a ticket as far .west as
that will take me."
The ticket man counted the money
and then counted the milei. They
put Pat off at Laramie, Wyo. He did
not know whether he liked the looks
of the place or not. But that made
no difference. His ticket had run
out. "Fortunately for Pat he was a
likely looking lad and a veritable
giant in stature.
The first man he encountered asked
him if he wanted to go to work.
"Sure," said Pat. -
"How much do you think you are
worth?" asked the employer.
"As much as any man in Wyoming,"
said Pat.
"You're on," eaid the man.
In a year Pat o'wned1 a half inter
est in the man's business the sheep
business. .. In another year he bought
his partrier out. From that day to
this fortune has continued to smile
upon himHe is'perhaps many times
a millionSreind his home at Casper,
Wyo., is a 'beautiful spot. -
'"Why should I give up my home
for the' governor's mansion?" says
"To save the grand old republican
ticket," say the political bosses.
"Well, maybe," says Pat, "but don't
count me in the race as yet."
Tat sailed for Bermuda Saturday
with his wife and four daughters.
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