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About The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1897)
AS OUHJU.N BUY.
A former. EugeneR on the nigli Bead
The followlog from tlie La Grande
fiszell ! com ruing a son f llio lute
Stukely Ellaworth. Tbe young
roan was born lu this city:
"Mark Ellsworth, a rising young
actor, formerly a lesideul of La
Grande, arrived by Frliluy evening's
tralD from New York City for a
month's visit Id LU native slate.
"Hluce IhhI September tie liua been
with tho Madame Huns Gene Couiedy
Company, cotuosed of upward if
aixty dianiatie artists. In a'siut the
last alz month this company, of
which Mr Ellsworth is assistant man
ager, lias played to splendid business
lu nearly all Importaut cities In the
United States and Canada. The tour
liaa covered over 25,000 miles.
"Previous to ibis tour, Mr Ellsworth
played a nice motitba' traveling season
with the poweiful Shakespearian emu
pany of Frederick Warde and Louis
James, the famous tragedians.
"Muuaey's magazine recently statu!
that the perital of the Frencli Imperial
Court, when Napoleon dictuted to th.
earth, waa presented by the Madame
Saus Gene Company In such "irue to
life" costumes.Jewelry and scenery a
to be probably the most costly and
gorgeous of anything displayed on tl e
mim e ataee during the past yeur nti
where throughout the world. Th..
Imperiul court dresses ol many 01 ilo
ladies coat uo les than libout ."ihn
each, and other stage cos'umes wire in
"After several years work onii.M
such scenes, Mr Ellsworth hus tint for
gotten the true worth of hia native
stale, of w I rise present and future he
isever juslly proud. He Is ns umi
suiiiing and genlulRsof yore, ami i
greatly eluted to spefid hia short vucu
tloli amongat true and tried fiiend
whom he knew so favorably la-fore
growing good fortune caui" lo him in
running-over measure in hia chosen
calling of a professional actor."
A Stkaxoe Incident. I) I' Sheii
dan of Walker report a a atrange loci
dent whiun occurred on hia farm. II
minced a ewe and afier the aniiiuti
bad tieeu gone for over two weeks sli.
waa found by some loggers lying on
her back In a helpless position by a 1"
on a hidehill. Though she hud la-en
lu (hut poaitioll for two Weeks she w a
still alive. 1 he wool and akin wee
worn away from the side ofherhewl
where she bad pounded It uhhi the
ground in the effort to rise ami her
legs were atiir from inactivity. Tlie
poor animal was rescued from her
puiuful position and given water and
food and is now doing quite well
though not yet able to stand upon her
Oregon Paiii tub Bill. Salem
Journal: The book known as "Th
Early Indian Wars of Oregon," com
piled by Mrs Victor and puhliahed by
the state and for sale at actual cost ol
printing and compilation, does m i
seem to sell very faat. Tbe actual cost
of putting 2,000 copies out amounted
to 3 per copy and few people desire to
pay that much lor the book. It is a
well written book and well bound ami
a valuable acquisition to any libniry
Writing and publishing history works
by tbe state is expensive business, .
Phases of xue Moon. A man
Darned Moon was presented witli a
daughter by bis wife. That was a
new moon. Tbe old man was so over
come with Joy that he went oil and
got drunk. That w as a full moon.
And when he got sober he bud but 'S
cents left. That was the last qiiurbr
But when the old ludy met him .with
rolling pin there was a total eclip-e
with a comet in tbe distance.
Haily Guard, April W.
Died. Wm . II Landon, aged US
years, died of old age at the home ol
hia son, Charles Landon, at Mohawk
today. .Deceased leaves thiee duuuh
ters aud one sou. I he fuuetal w ill la
held tomorrow and tlie rcmuiiia in
terred in the Raxter ct tnetery.
Tho Mongolian pheasant hus con.
nienced luying, and ere long a host ol
recruits for next season's shooting will
The "Central Law Journal," pub
lished at rU Lo.iis, Missouri, of Air 1
23, contains a very interesting artice
from the pen of (.buries A Hardy, a
member of the law firm of Thompson
& Hardy, of this city, ou "The powr
ofa court of equity to authorize tl.e
issue of receiver's certificates."
Cottage Grove Messenger: Prof W
H Towel! and w ife left Monday h
pend the summer at Monmouth. The
Professor and wile will be sadly missed
by their mauy friends-, but we are glad
to note that they will again take up
their resideuce here as soon us the next
term of school opens, as. Mr Powell baa
keiu agaiu engaged as principal.
In conversation with aGCAKU re
porter ti day Mr P..s, w ho it wat said
la yesterday'a Gcakd had killed a
ick horse by order of stock Inspector
Young, said he agreed to kill the ani
mal, bat upon consulting w itb an at
torney he changed his mind, and now
"ays that if the city authority wish
the animal killed they turn Ulead to
La.tday i f April,
New uioi.u today.
ilr it t uber l sutbv letter today.
A J Pickard went to Curvalli today.
L P MieritUu of Walker, la lu Lu-t-
J M .-la-lly wiuiu town agiln hut
ItC Riooksaud wife went to Cor-
vadls till afleriiuou.
I F Tobty, t.r iliw Portland Orphan.
Home, ia la the city.
W L T iozc bus beeu appuillted post
later at Wisjhiirti.
Willuiuctte strict ought to be
priiikl-d to the depot.
L'ik liLe ruin. Hope it will ma
leriahze lis it Is needed.
Tlie lutuhtli known lu the Oklaho
mil Hood iiuiulicr twenty.
Alia, with a troitiny record ot 2.0fiJ
died yesterday In Portland.
Rev U A lllalr returned to I.U home
in Portland this ailernoon.
Jut 111) .Jy, f 1.,; ,ave pHwt.,
w,,y and ",1'j are yei to come,
C A Davis and W J Mulkeyol
Pleasant Hill were in J-:iii;eiie today.
It will piy to stall I in with tlie hi
cycle rider. Tl.ey are in tlie tnijorit.
Tlietanl! lull will not be reported
lo the S nate for p obably a moutb
The senad diri-ctora met ihla morn
ing and tmnsucled only routine busi
ness. Tony I'oiiutuiu, Connelly of Fiigeio
is now running u hoot bluek stnnd in
Mis Mamie Wilson of G-dd Hill, is
tetmgu-t Postal 1'eleg.aiili operator ill
tieoige ''raw'a nilb-e.
Kev il 11 S'liuii, the L'ulversalisi
uiis-ionaiy, wa gn-eied ly anothi-i
H.il audience in Mount's hall last
We understand that Wm Miller will
liuild a lure liuii dryer on bis farm
noi Hi e( Eugene lu tune to bundle (his
Tne Ku;ene Teni Club has plaivd
the club grounds on Kmt Eleventh
lrel in sliape and commenced play
ii'g lust evening.
Hvv J M Dick of Camp Creek, who
iiUs been seudiig tlie winter in
Mtlico for the benefit vt hl health
lia arrived home.
The little low it of Lebanon ha al
ready raised tne necessary funds for u
Fourth of July celebration. Eugene
should beglli tlie Wink soon.
Prof J I) Letcher w ent to Creswell
lliiaafteruiaiu to addre-s tlie teacher's
iiislllulout that place, lie is. a lca
alit seaker, and Is well read.
Miss Minnie h'llensburg, wlio.
folks resided ill Kugeue a number oi
jeurs ugo, died ul Druiu Monday
morning of consumption, aged 'M
Hoseburg Levie: Lumber was
placed on the ground this week to.
judge Fullerlon's new residence in
West Koseburg, and work on it wl.l be
pushed rapidly from this lime.
The coroner's j'iry in Portland In
vestigating the street cur accident re
port the speed of the cur loo gnat.
The broken axle was nicntioued as
contributing to the accident.
While lu the city today Dr 11 F
Uiissell, of Thurston, bud a sudden
attack of il nesa. Dr L'Hiinls was
culled whop.onounced it heart disease.
The patient hus now about recovered.
Dr WS Hamilton, a brother ofex
proseculing attorney J W Hamilton,
waa man led at Koseburg, W.duesdui
evening to Miss Qneenle Kidder. They
bMk an ocean bridal tour lo hail trail-
Cottage Grove Messenger: J I Jone,
the sawmill man of Saginaw, lasi
week received an order for 100,000 feel
of lumber for the Deliver & IlioGrun.le
It It, in L'ihIi, which order lie at once
il l vl .
Nmris llumi'hrey and lamily will
l.ave for Ashland tomorrow to spend
a mouth in hop. that tlie change ol
climate will be hciienViul to the health
of Mrs Humphry' which has been
..oily tor some tune.
J li Itroli snd wile, ..l)d J Fred
Yates and wife, of Corvallis, n
I'mirsdav lor tlie K.st, tlie former to
New York for medicul treutmcul, tlie
Liter to the general Presbytery of the
Koseburg Review: Prof Kendall of
Collage Giove, came upon Tue-day's
meal en n.uie to his home ill the Soiitli-,-ru
part of the s ate. Douglas and
I ul.e to him have l.wt H cliaru.s, and (
he seekelh pastures new. j
iiurri.nnrir Review: Four Kugeue;
eyedsts rod - down Stturda.V
i ook the 1:-" train for Irving
he.etliey would be Joined by the
.utlemcii and will ride on home. ,
Cottage (irove MesseiiK'er: .Mr n
i, no from Jelg-ne iu,; .
lllrninnandbs,. his ph.ee in ne snop : .
,.',,1 seems to
t home in his new
r. Hx family
.,.ui,,h school taU.aWul the first of,
MA i DAY.
How ids 4y w m Celebrated
lugeue 8J years ago.
We have been handed a copy of tbe
i-ugeue Review, of May 5, 1W4, which
has long since been dead, from w hich
we luke the following:
On Tuesday last the May Featlval
of i he little maidens of our town's
w'hool was held on Skinner's Rutte.
I he morning daw ned Inausj Icioualy
for Hie festival, but gracious Providence
withheld from the chosen ground th
bowers which could be seen shedding
their grateful rains Uniii the distant
bill tops and slopes, to gludi!e:s the
lii-aris of husbandmen. Streams of
-uimhlue played over and about the
hutte w here her Majesty of Msy was
io hold her Fairy Court till uoontide,
and tlie chilling bree.es that forerrau
i tie ruins beyond wer tunpered to
oft zephyr, balmy to the sense and
uioceii kin to the forms of the buoyant
beurled throng of lightly-altln d,
youthful maidens, who (lilted and
ported there. Ry 10 o'clock all were
assembled, the Fairy Court and scores
of tittle fellows, w ith their parents,
and about one hundred young ladies
and young men, come to do honor to
i he festival, and to view the pretty
exercises of I lie day. The committee
of young men to w bom had beeti us
iKiied the duty of preparing the
grounds hud handsomely performed
lln ir part. Under ail umbrageous o- k
toe May throne was erected, and fair
hands had beautifully decorated II
with evergreens and flowers. A lovely
reatli, Intended for the regal crown
of l lie fair young Queen, was tasielully
s'isieuded Irom the arching lanigh of
iheeak, which formed a ch-rming
eanopy. Tlie joyous ceiemonys were
liiiiely inaugurated. I be throning
iinl coronal ion of th. choseii Queen of
May, Misa I'liis-be Skinner, duiuhtei of
our pioneer settler, Mr Kugeue FSklu'
oer, wus gract fully perfoi-ued. Kadi
ml In lieryoutblul beaut v looked the
lair Queen of (he Florllia, and her at
lire and adornment were sweetly be
simiiig. The young maidens, also
eharmiiihily attired, attended as Maids
of Honor. A song of joyous greeting
to her Majesty of Mav waa sung, to
w hich she responded In a brief and
1 1 h i i y address lu eerse. Music fol
lowed, then a welcome to tho May
Q ieen, delivered by Mr Marion Gale.
It wus un appropriate and beautiful
production, teeming with pretty tru
ditionury allusions, tine metaphors and
liai'i'V gems of roesy and song. This
part of I lie ceremonial over, the festi
vu! procession was performed. In the
lap of tho grassy gentle slope the May
Pole stood. From base to top It was
wreathed and garlanded with w ild and
cultivated flowers Inlerwined with
twigs of evergreens, and from Its head
ail American Hag waved to the breat
mg-of tlie bree.e. From the regal
bower, around the May Pole, and
across tbe sward to the large and
handsomely arranged refreshment
booth, in which delich lcs and sub
stantial were alluringly spread In
liberal profusion toallord full feast to
all, the gentlemen and youths preseut
formed lu open order. Then the May
Queen, attended by her Maids of Hon
or, and followed by the maidens and
Indies preseut as spectators, marched
along through th np-u lines, while
music gave charm and eltect to the
sivne. Among those present to view
and honor tlie merry festival waa an
sgeil dame whose years have spanned
a century, and yet aided only by her
-tall, she had performed the long and
ilr. some wulk up the Rutte from town.
The repast hod hardly concluded w hen
threatening storm clouds warned the
guy I lining that the festivities iiiuhI
speei Illy cease. Accordingly, after a
promenade about the grounds and
parting s'ulu'aiions to the May Queen
Irom her Court, the merry time upon
the tut le tcrminii'ed, and all repulred
lo their homes-. This movement wi
ii, mi I,, none ton soon, for a heavy shower
okiii drenched the eurlh The festival
was a )oyoiis happy one, und inuy the
lay lu succeeding years be us prettily,
spptoprialely and delightfully ob
served. -In theeveiilng a ball was given y
Homer Smith at tbe Si Charles Hotel,
and ii -Aasavery Joyous idTalr. Music,
dancing, and the supper, wus much
ei.joved, and all tne guests delighted."
Mrs Phoebe 1C ns-y, a resident of
Kugeue, was the May Q-ih.ii aliove
alluded lo. Will that lady, or some
pioneer, Infirm the Guai i who the
aged lady was "whose years hav
spanned a century?"
Tresent Ownership Plets.
Assessor Burton is supplying his
deputii s who are assessing throughout
the country with present ownership
plots of the townships in which one Is
In assess, me puna are 'iiiiu(,iit.ii
i ..I ll tirwlil fiwrllfr.
r::;Lan;;:un,y;.njKre.llyim.-' to "ts, It .s
fuoilltate the aeuieiit work, as each i
.cM,'g laud lu the township Is shown
m aKrikd.-.Iu Kuueiie, OreKoii Msy
. v . ,.- tieeler , J l. Mr
Tler and Miss Ella Nor-
II of l.ane count, Oieifon
i WS..I, a
Roit.v. -April !
lh'J7. lo the wife of
Henry Ruum, ut Long Tom, a eon,
THE TABLE CilA.NUEH.
The New SI" Schedule Went
r-1 - ....
mice i ai uoon today.
I The new Southern Puclrla time table
went Into effect this tuornlug. Tbe
new schedule is as follow s:
No 13, overlaud for Poltlaud, 4:19
No 1G, overland for San Francisco,
11. :3 pm.
No 17, Ih-al lor Portland, 10:50 a ni.
No 18, local 'or Rseburg, 2K).
No 31, freight for Sun Frauclsco, 0.15
No .12, freight for
This makes tlie northbound overland
an hour later than under tlie old
schedule, the southbound two houis
and thirty minutes earlier, while the
tin. o of lbs southbound local remains
the same. The northbound freight . e
mains the same and (he southbound Is
two hours aud thirty five minute
later than formerly.
Tbe Saleiu local has been taken oil.
Fire at Lafajette.
A big fire occurted at Lafayette
Wednesday night at 11:30. Tlie fol
lowing account Is given of It: "Fi.-e
broke out In the candy stole of Kdward
Close and burned everything up that
was in the building. The citizuns re
sponded to tbe alarm, but found it im
Kssible to save tbe four buildings si
most adjoining, as, by the time help
arrived the poHtofllce aud Powell t
meat shop w ere almost half burned.
Adjoining the meat market was Dr.
Watt's ofllee which was stain eaten up
by the flames. Dr Watt's office fix
ture and medicine were burned. He
cariietl no insurance on his building or
drugs. The candy store, where the fire
originated, it is cstlmat. d. was worth
bet ween $1000 and $1200, and was in
sured forfonO. The building was owned
by J J Hembree.
Ill the poatofTtce most of the letter
mail was saved, together witli aooiit
$ worth of stamps, two or thiee mail
sacks and tbe books of the ofHce. Post'
muster John Thompson say that
about $J00 worth of stamps were
burned. The fire la supposed to have
slurted from a defective Hue."
usil Uuanl, May 1
At thk Summit. E Reeler and
Ala Gilbert, w bo took a load of sup
plies to the Steve Itigdon place on
the Middle Fork, which was recently
purchased by them, arrived home yes
terday. While there they went on a
far as the summit to make an Invest!
gallon and found two and one-half
feet of snow. Tlie roads are. In good
condition for this time of year and are
free from obstructions so that teams
would have no dllllculty in getting
through. On tbe wav home Mr Reeler
and Mr Gilbert met two teams heavily
laden with supplies and bound foi
Eaatern Oregon. I'hey will probably
make the trip across all right, though
the road is not usually oh ii before the
latter part of May or first of June.
Oystkk Pkoi'aoation Prof Wash
burn of the Stale University is taking
0 tnsiderahl Interest livthe propagation
of Eastern oysters in Oregon waters
and baa expressed his willlngiiest to
devote hi vacation this summer to
looking after the oysters in Yaquiua
bay and investigating the waters f
other bays, etc., if his excuses were
paid. A letter has t-en received from
United States loiumlHiinnsr lirice,
sailiir that the commission takes
great Interest lu the projKised Invest!
gallon of the waters of Oregi n with
refeielice lo their adaptability to East-
n oysters, and has authorized Pro
fessor Waehburn to carry on such In
(piiries, the cemmlsslon defraying the
i X muses of the work.
Hekioiis Accident. The Harrls-
liurj Review says Hamilton Rlahop,
who rt-sldts near the fool hills east ol
that town, n et with a serious accident
last week. While engaged In hauling
posts on a sled down the mount ln,
the load shpped precipitating Mr Riah-
op lM-twee.i the burses ana ine loan,
the poats falling upon him. the team
became frightened and ran away,
d.-uggli g the sled over tho unfortu
nate man, breaking three ribs and In
flicting other serious Injuries. Mr.
Ilishop was unable lo rise but by wav
ing his hat a traded the attention of a
m .11 working near who went to bis
DoKS Goon. Though not a single
arrest hss yet been made for that
cause, yet no one can deny that the
"spil" ordinance has been beneficial.
If you doubt this assertion examine
the sidsw alks and public, stairways of
the hnsinms portion of the city. Where
a few weeks ago jkkiIs ol the vilest
DsllrUuard, Msy I
A KM flKOKKN. A slX-yesr old Soil
of Ole La sen, who lives three miles
southwest of Eugene, while ai bcIkkiI
be ow town, yesterday fell from a fence
breakiiiK one of bis arms midway be-
! tweeu tbe wrint and el busy. Ut Ye-
Coruack wm Utt at the Ls
ijiittid snembur. J
l E Catron, of Muiunouto, Is lu It. ;
1 lhDg left this tiinniing lor Ilitttf,
; miss lieu Miiiican arriveil on tbe
' ft noon traiu.
Mrs G R Ilovenden was a passenger
to Hubbard today.
Attorney E R Sklpworth and family
returned from Portland today.
I F Toliey, of tbe Portland orphans
home, returned to Portland today.
A numlM-r of children held a May
Day picnic across the river noith of
George Turner and Miss liata Rice
of I. Inn county, nre visiting relatives
lu this city.
R J Deadinoiid ami J A Deailiiioud
have commenced suit against A L
Stevens for f V.
Eugene Kaalham arrived on (he
afternoon train nud will visit with
('has Chltwnod, who wus clerking In
Hemetiway's drug store bus relumed
to hia home in Afblaiid.
Sii Heott returned from Yoncallu
last night Willi (he Vance laiy, win in
he arrested in that vicinity.
A town nine and the Springfield
baseball nine cnsiscd hats on Spring
field's ground tills afterniNiu.
County Clerk Jennings today gran(
e I a ma risge liiviise to How ard Ty
ler, aged 24 and F.lla Norviaid, aged
W A Perkins and Joe Lyons have
commenced suit In the Lane coiiuly
circuit court lo recover f 2tl!i from W J
Suodgrass anil George Smith.
The bicycle excursion to Springfield
this afternoon was not largely at
tended owing to many wheelmen be
lug out of tow n o.i picnic excursions.
J W West, who has been spendh g
the w inter In Southern California, ar
rivtd today from San Francisco.' lie
reports a pleasant trip but la satisfied
to get back to Kugeue.
This moruiiig was dog day on
Willamette stieet. Sixteen were
counted at once on (wo blocks. A
giMHl lime tor the dog catcher lo have
put lu an apH-itruuce.
Tlie fl Tit game of an intercolh giate
series of baseball was to have been
played on the Albany ground today
by the Oregon Agricultural college
nine ai:d tho Albany College nine.
Rev W (1 Templeton of Dallas,
Texas, who has been called lo take the
pastorate of the Cumberland Presby
terian church arrived on the 2.IH
train. His famil will remain In
Texas for Hie present.
The P H C E of the Christian
church met at the residence of Prof
McrEloy last evening and disposed of
the routine business of the regular
monthly business meeting, after w hich
a social session was held.
The U R Kndeavor society met a!
the homo of Alias Audrey Close In the
basement of iH-ady hall last night a il
transacted the business of the regular
monthly meeting, after which a short
social session was held.
Junction lodge I () () F Invite
bid for fencing lu their cemetery
grounds west of Junction. Oak posts,
sixteen feet apart, with one board and
setell wires will be Used except fur tlie
line adjoining the road, whii h will la
pickets painted white.
The governor yesterday received
a Utter from the chief of ordinance ol
the United Slates army, announcing
thai tlie government Is ready to ex
change 4o -call her Spilngfield rilh-a for
other than 4)-callUr arms lu the pro
fession of the Oregon National Guard.
Ordeis prepa.atory to making Hie ex
change III be Issued.
Tbe executive board of the Stale
Agricultural Society has addressed a
letter to Albert To.ier, secrctuiy of the
Oregon Press Association, asking lout
Ihn association set apart a day during
(he coming slate fair for "Press Day,"
and that the edilois and nulilia' crs
visit the fair In a body. The proposl
(Ion will hardly be accepted for the
reason the Press Assoclulh II will take
Its outing at Raker City this year,
where preparations w III be made for u
reasonable t'uleitaiumeiil of the mem
bers. Pally (lu rd, Anrll HI
TlMHKK Hl'IT DlSMIHSIt'li III the
United Slates circuit court in Portland
yesUrday Judge OilU rl, on motion of
deleaduiit's att'.rueys, dismissed the
hill in the rase of the United Slute vs.
the Har-lsburg Mill Compuny, This
suit was he)iun alamt a year ago to re
cover some f lO.OflO, the Vul Je of UiuImt
cut lor the compuny of! government
land. Tbe paity who hud cut the
tlmta r, It apa-ars, hud lll.-d an entry
on the land; nut hud not proved up.
Since the suit was commenced he ha
proven up ami necomn uih owner or
the land, anil as the government bus
no longer a claim on It, tbe suit was
;l-ll jr Uuanl, il7 1.
FlKB AT FkANKMN. A
burt'i general store burned
I hi last nig hi with all Iw rilHla.
The cause of lUu 6 r fcunvn, aud
the ttaiuee Were au.We lievlway
kefuie disawvurml. Ti e building and
eon kubU wn tomirwsi for tl.riOJ wbhh
fli fUU eoirVI il kais.
C'uT AND DRIED.
The Young-U'Re.i ltn ol the Populist
Part) Playing Into Republican
( onlrulrd bf Joe
llnrrr) . i
Tlie K i-el ur ll.'vic.v in ikes lint
following iMiHth; comment ,,n the
present leadership ol the I' ipulist
party, which is evidently being
used its ti tail for the Republican
kite, and ug iiiist reforms tint it 'n
only pos.JiMe in bring about by a
sensible union ot reform forcer.
The Ki view says:
"Evidently the recent allegiil
populist state committee meeting;
was a cut ami dried afl'.iir, to which
only the tried and true licip'hnien
of Young and l"Ueii wi re invited.
Sciut ir Will U Kiiii;, chairman of
the peoples party county commit
ico of Raker, published a card in
tho Raker City Kpigraui in
which ho Niys:
" 'I am county central committee
man for ll.iker utility, Ix-iug elect
ed to that position by our last
county convention. I was not
pn vent at the reported mct-tuif of
the state central coinn: iltee at l'ort
I. Hid, cither in person, by letter or
by proxy, for tho reasons that I
waa not notified in ai.y way that
such meeting was t. bo lield, tho
lirsl information received concern
ing it, licicg ncweiapcr reHrts."
"It is evident that tho Young
U'Ien crowd wlm lioh iiobbid with
Jou S'tiion at S.ilcin last winter and
later (lined with 11 irvey Scott, liuve
liken tho contract lo keep tho
"liver-reform forces of Oregon di
vided, iitnl tl o Portland met ting
was the lirsl step in that direction.
I'hey will fail in their attempt
because a middle of-tho-road jKipu
lit ticket will not receive enough
votes to a Meet the nsult in the
(HOI'Pl.Mi OrFlllAl, IIEAHH
Tho Lusicet nuinin the U S is
the ono who uppoints -llli class
postmasturs. Fourth Assistant
Posltnatiter General Rristow is
keeping up his record of over 100
appointments every day. Tuesday
111! was the actual number, A3 of
which wcio to (ill vacaiiciis caused
by death and resignations and CI
having Ix.ri) rcnpivcd at tho expira
tion of f.iur ycar'a service. Mr Rrin
tow is tho np;4 easily approuuh
able tii.iu lh.it ever 111 led the ollice
of "hiMd.sin.iu" and wants of (scores
of congressmen every day. Of
course, lira int-rferis with the
trans, lotion of business, but when
tho visitors have ceisej to to no
then Im turns b.s attention lo the
work In l ire lii-n and fre(ucnllv
docs not get away from his desk
before ii idoiKht.
The I'tuiliiud Welcome is after
State S ipirinlciident Jrwin in a
warm i:. inner. It says: He re
cently issued a circular, which
shows t:i it bo isn't lit lor the prin
cipal ship of any gra led school in
iho stale. Hero are a few speci
mens of litis superintending edu
cator's e,inip'i..itiiiii: "To look
over tliu Htatisties onu is itnprcss-
el," etc. Un means "by looking."
Again:. "This is only ono of the
luties of the county superintendent,
that he should amjuit himself," cle.
A man w ho understands tho use, of
KnL'lish language would have
madti a shorter, clearer and stronger
Hcntcuce by saying: "It is ulso tho
duty of the county superinlcndout
to acquaint himself," etc. elimin
ating live useless und cumU-rsome
words. Hut, worso than this,
ho ay: "Where good govern
ment, loyally and love of country
is inculcated." Ono might lorgivr
the tautology, but the "is" in a sup
ei iiitcniJent of public instruction's
circular to county superintendents
A man may be
an i xcelleiii. ciLiz.-n, mid even a
good ollictal, who d ies not under
stand grammar, and who has uo
coucepliiHi of tli! proper uho of tho
Kngli.-h language; hut he khouldli't
l.e placed in charge' of the cduca
l in.il interests ol tne state.
(ir.ee rushed pell in.-ll into aar,
got ilefi u'cil, and hluiip's her king
and the government. 0 A fickle
I which is i mm a vear.
at iH'ARD oince.j