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PORTLAND, OREGON
' 1 UESDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1904
THE OREGON DAILY
c tv Jackson
Published every evening (except
OFFICIAL.
WHERE ART THOU,
'V IS HIGH TIME that the' Hon.
' Roseburg got a tracer to work to
vrndt anil vnnH frin1 nf rhft f)rfironlan is bettilinlnB-
uv throw the harpoon Into his tender carcass. Whence,
where and whither this sudden spasm of militant virtue
' that now shrieks In high falsetto and mourns became it
, flada it not In others? Whither are vie drifting and can
.such things be, permitted to overcome us like a summer
..shower? .
, It Is but a few brief months since
mann, thence newly segregated through the violent ef
forts' of the president himself from
of the general land office at Washington, cast about for
va vindication" at the hands of his beloved constituents In
Oregon. The secretary of the Interior made no super
v.- human effort to conceal the fact
had been forcibly ejected from a job which gave him
opportunities of whieh the' Hon. : Binger appeared to have
. Industriously and enthusiastically taken advantage. He
, got the nomination for congress. With
tense of superior virtue which has always characterised
the Oregonlan Its editorial columns were kept free of any
" thing commendatory of Hermann, but the' other columns
fairly boomed him. Then was perpetrated the trick to
.which Hermann owed his election. That was the no
torious Instance in which v the president of the United
, .States and the Hon. Binger Hermann were represented
standing on the rear end of a Pullman car In terms of
..hilarious amity, it Is now known that an Oregonlan pho
tographer had been waiting for hours for this very mo
v ment which had been cleverly prearranged without the
' knowledge' of the president, and once the photograph was
'"procured it was reproduced under stunning headlines in
f the Oregonlan and scattered broadcast through the dis
trict This circumstance more than any other led to Her
mann's election. t , ., .
But now the Oregonlan is beginning' to rip open 'old
sores. " In Us good old pharasalcal wayit is at work to
show that the Hon, Binger was never all right; that he
- left his Washington job under a cloud; that he had stood
; In with the land thieves; that it (the Oregonlan) had
done its full duty in exposing evil doers, while some per
son whom it will not name further than by designating
- him as Binger Hermann of Roseburg, congressman from
( Oregon, had signally failed to do his duty. J
Anybody who can tell the difference between a hawk
' and a handsaw can see there's a hen on in the Tall Tower.
Binger Hermann has fallen outside the pale, of the sen
atorial calculations. He no longer dovetails with the situ-,
alion. He may have' been all right last spring and sum
!mer, but he is no longer all right now, even though he
has the same old odiferous record to go on. I
. It is for this reason that we suggest to the Hon.' Binger
. Hermann of Roseburg to get out a tracer and locate .Mm-1
self before his job. s, pre-empted by a handsomer man.
i SOME PRACTICAL THOUGHTS
HE CITT OFFICIALS seem; disposed to And fault
with the property owners for
streets, and the attitude of
ference of the taxpayers which at. times is apparent'. A
; little introspection and reflection would, perhaps, shed
some light on this Question, This city assumed a metro
politan position so far as trade and commerce la con
cerned many years ago. During those years vast sums
of money in the aggregate have been spent en the streets.
After all these years and after all this money has been
i spent, how many streets on either side of the river are in
good order or kept in a clean condition?, ,
The causes for this barren result are not far to seek
nor, in the light of the past, Is it a matter for surprise that
the property holder, is both suspicious and pessimistic
. when the street question Is mentioned. In the first place
, there has never been any general scheme or plan for street
. improvement adopted. Without this we shall always go
on In a hit or miss fashion. Different conditions, physical
, and otherwise, the uses and purposes of a street, all enter
, into the problem of fixing the particular character of
pavement required. Streets when improved have not been
maintained or kept in repair. A main artery of travel
would be paved and Instantly all the traffic would rush
to it, no attention would be given to the maintenance and
in a few months lit would be ruined and the property
j owners be out both street and money.
-The street railways have in many ways discouraged
, good pavements on those streets on which their rails are
laid. The attempts of the property holders for years to"
maintain good pavements on Morrison, Third and First
streets are still fresh in the memory of every citizen. In
t some respects they are doing better now, but for corpora
tions which have secured invaluable privileges from the
people of this city at but trivial cost, they at times show
'a woeful lack of appreciation for favors granted. A re
cent instance will illustrate this. A movement- was
started to improve Twenty-third street. For a good
pavement a proper rail is required. Many of the property
holders desired to Improve, but it is said the railway lorn
. pany operating on this street opposed it because a new track
would have to be laid. Now it muBt be conceded there
. vi 111 have to be some streets leading to the fair grounds
that can be used without producing dislocation of bones
or breaking carriages. Twenty-third street is a disgrace
to the city as It Is. Twenty-fourth street cannot be used
;ns the council or executive board or somebody or tome
r thing has turned it over to the tender mercies of a trac
, tion engine from Lovejoy street north until now it Is an
.vubomlnation and every crosswalk covered with mud ankle
deep, notwithstanding the contractor gave a $1,000 bond
nd was to keep the crosswalks clean. Ask any resident
of that Btreet or any west of It, what they think of city
authorities .who would permit this outrage, or how they
look on furnishing more money for street improvements
under the present dispensation and they will soon learn
why objection is made to throwing money to the dogs, or
spending it in so-called improvements. ''
It, must be accepted as a fact, owing to climatic and
.physical conditions, that good pavements are an im
perative necessity. There' should, therefore, be adopted
at once some general plan for improvement, some plan
that would take into consideration the uses of the par-ticular-'street.
Specifications for various kinds of pave
ment should be prepared by a killed road builder and
should be strictly insisted on. -Once beget confidence in
,. the property holders that they are going to get something
for their money and that it wlll be taken care of and there
will be no trouble about streets. The burnt child dreads
the fire.' The park board, although composed of men of
fine attainments'-professionally and otherwise, did not
hesitate to take advice , from a high-class landscape
gardener. , A prominent citizen of the city, now building a
handsome residence, although a student of such matters1
A TOTVrjLM BOAKSXarCr KOTIS.
From the New York Pre?. . "
A Virginia woman has made her bpard
inglumee in this city highly popular with
tild-fsRliloned corn pone, A little meal,
a little water, a little salt; that's all
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER' ' '
PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL PUBLISHING CO."
Sunday) at The Journal Building. Fifth
PAPER OP THE CITY OF
BINGER?
Binger Hermann of
locaO himself. His
dare it hesitate?.
about street vorlc,
general. It may be
will not do here at
holders petition for
should be pointed
. AC-'
the Hon. Binge! Her
knowledge of street
the commissionership
distance of permanently good streets.
that the Hon. Binger
MUNICIPAL
yy?'m .
that imposing pre'
breakers who are
way of putting up
land. '
jand.l.he pregonlari;
Saloons, gambling
plete shutting out
great and good end;
Oti STREETS
product in the gambling line.
the condition of the
opposition and indif
TRYING TO
HROUGH the
If imitation is the
has every reason to
of its makeup and
Its boiler ; plate
Shadow. These
Shadow emerges
of these mechanical
the spirit, the mish
are merely the outward expression. vIt is next to impos
The meal of the south Is ground in the
water mill, slowly and exceeding fine.
When sifted and wet It sticks' together
Jn a compact mass, and Is a beautiful
bread when cooked. Northern meal is
klln-drled and granulated; to induce It to
form into pones it is necessary to mix
JOURNAL
JNO. F. CARROLL
and Yamhill streets, Portland, Oregon.
PORTLAND
and an architect by education, employed a landscape
gardener to advise him respecting the laying out of his
grounds.. Why then should the city hesitate to get the
best advice- where millions are to be spent? Nay, how
The average citizen knows but-little
although he may have good Ideas in
that a pavement good In other places
all and the fact that a majority of lot
it will not make it good. Their error
out, and the pavement not laid to let tx
perlence teach them. A man with a little savolr falre, and
paving, who could talk to tile property
owners when the questions arise would, at the present
time, be a blessing. Then if the feeling that it ought to
be the "other' fellows' street which should be improved
this time'' were eliminated, we should be in measurable
OWNERSHIP OF NECESSITIES
.. . only. --v-
HAT "Grand 01d Man of Oregon," Mayor Williams,
announces that we are to have a close corporation
composed of the municipal government of this
city, and the gamblers and saloon keepers who belong to
the highly privileged class of "old residents" and law
already broken to the new and Curious
or shutting up which prevails in Port
The mayor's announcement that he has set his foot
upon the proposal to allow outsiders to come in and share
the good things provided only for the citizens of Portland
is made with aa much Impressive strenuousness as was his
announcement so often quoted by the Oregonlan, that he
would not be "swayed from his judgment by popular
clamor or newspaper criticism." The fact that he never
had any Judgment of his own in this case doesn't matter
at all. His lack of judgment is ably remedied by the ex
cellent judgment of the gambling element, ward politicians
each outvying the other in deft flat
teries and suggestions skillfully made to appear to the
mayor as his own "judgment."
Almost simultaneously with this announcement of the
mayor comes the announcement ' of the Oregonlan that it
advocates municipal ownership , of absolute necessities
only." '''' . ; '' s .
Now we are getting at the real inwardness of things.
The citizens of Portland will soon be thoroughly awake to
the- great obligation they owe to the Gambling-Municipal -Oregonlaft
combine. , ' : . "
houses, and other "places of chaste
entertainment for the youth and, beautly of Portland are
an absolute necessity; private citizens 'cannot supply
themselves without great loss and Inconvenience. The
possession of opinion forming newspapers, the ownership
of the officials of the municipal government and the com
of foreign competition ail point to one
that of providing the- people of -Port J
land with the strictly home-grown, first-class Portland
The great struggle of the sublime forces' of immorality
is reaching a triumphant end..5 ' The war cry la "public
saloons and gambling houses a public trust." The encour
agement of local talent and fhe fostering of home in
dustries the great aim; and the reward will be to the
saloon men and gamblers, the privilege of breaking the
laws peacefully and quietly, unmolested by foreign com
petition or domestic Interference; for the municipal of
ficials the . satisfied conscience of - men who have con
tinually and contemptuously snapped their, fingers in the
face of the general public, and conscientiously lived up to
their oaths of office to uphold lawbreakers "whenever and
so long as It should prove profitable and safe, to do so; for
the Oregonlan the glowlrf self "saTlsfactldndver ' the help
rendered Infant Industries and the assistance given in in
stalling injustice upon the throne of broken law and the
bringing of disgrace, despair and ruin into many homes
of this fair city through the greater facilities for the cor
ruption of its youth. '
GRAB THE WATER FUND.
manner in which the Issue Is being
raised between the city council and the water
board there Is danger that the public will grasp
the shadow and lose the substance of the controversy.
Ostensibly the question at issue is whether the executive
or Jhe water board shall attach the fire hydrants to the
mains. If this included everything involved, the contro
versy would soon be settled. But the heart of the issue is
something very different Indeed, for It involves an indirect
attempt to divert the money received from water rates to
other than the legitimate purposes for which it waa-4n
tended and for which it should be spent.
Today it. is for hydrants, tomorrow it will be for some
thing else and, once the entering wedge Is forced, the line
of demarkation between the. water fund and the other
city funds will rapidly disappear. The policy of the water
board has always been to keep within Its income, to ex
tend its mains, to furnish an adequate supply of water
and, as fast as possible, to reduce the rates. It Is" mani
festly unjust and unbusinesslike to divert this money to
other city purposes and thus prevent any reduction of
rates, and on the' other hand, to force the user of water to
pay for that which is justly chargeable to the property
owner. This will be the inevitable result if the practice
is ever established of making other funds whole through
taking from the water, fund the money which legitimately
belongs to it. ' ,
slncerest flattery surely The Journal
be gratified over the slavish imitation
mechanical methods which Is shown in
contemporary, the Oregonlau's Evening
methods have proven so popular in The
Journal, they have been so generally accepted as evidence
of modern enterprise and progresslveness, that the
long enough from Its shell to grab some
ideas but not long enough to absorb
and the ciulver of life of which thov
sible for the klndergartners to get a horizontal view of
things so far beyond their intellectual bailiwick.
Senator Hanna died last evening at 6.40 o'clock p, m
Washington time, or 8:40 o'clock p. m Portland time-. So
prompt is The Journal's telegraphic service that the an
nouncement of his death went 4nto the regular city edition
and was being sold on the streets of Portland before any
ether Portland newspaper was aware of his death. The
day has gone by when live people are willing to wait for
startling news until it comes by slow freight Fortunately
they no longer have to dd' so since The Journal came to
town. - ','':.: - -.'... ,:f -i V'' ... . . .:-
flour with it It is not fit to eat before
or after mixing it . Our Virginian orders
her meal by the ton from the mill that
clicked on her .father's plantation when
she was a child. There is no dyspepsia
In that sort. You can't buy it in New
lorn; no use trying.
Vast Railroad Plans
: During the present decade more than
a billion dollars will be spent in build
ing ; - transcontinental - railroads, writes
Alexander .Hume Ford In the February
iHsue oi tne interior!.
lie says that Russia has just com
pleted the longest railroad in the world,
and that It contemplates building at
least two otner lines across Asia. Aus
tralia la financing a transtsland railroad.
Europe- Is projecting several such lines,
while In America has been organise a
company which Intends to build a rail
road through. Alaska to connect with the
Siberian railroad. '.. i'.';:: iKsi?:
In South America a continental road
has been completed, and-others are be
ing constructed. Canada is pushing two
lines across the continent -
In May a through train will be nut on
between Paris and Peking -a journey of
s.wuo mues, , occupying 17 .days. other
railways in process of construction will
add 1,600 miles to the line, extending it
to Hong Kong, and .eventually the rails
will be extended southward . to Sing
apore,, at the extreme southern end of
yie Malay peninsula. A ;
If present plans are worked out, It
will be possible in the future to take a
train in Chicago for St Petersburg, Ber
tin and Paris wittinut nhanfr
This scheme, seems a .Wild one, but
not aa wild- as the realised dream of the
Siberian railroad would have seemed S9
years ago, , - .
Engineers have pronounced ' the Alas
kan: railroad feasible, though expensive,
Part of the scheme is to have giant
ferry boats on Behring straits to carry
whole trains, passenger' . and rf relent,
across the 40 miles of water that sep
arates Asia and the American continent
Connection ' would then be made .with
the proposed branch of the Siberian rail
road, . '. " ; "
Russia, still leading In railroad pro
jects, , has planned another trans-Asian
railroad from east to west keeping near
the tropics. Other lines are planned
from north to south. Eventually the
railroad systems of Russia and India
will be connected. v:'
The writer says: "The one other
trans-Asian railway project Is largely in
the hands of Germany, .' It contem
plates a southern route from the cap
itals of Europe to the far east The
German r railway - concession In Turkey
has its beginning at Constantinople. The
railway now ending at Konea in Asia
Minor is to be extended to the head of
the Persian gulf via Bagdad. There
has been some talk of carrying the rail
way on to India, but' the expense of con
XSXDOB BAYVEB.
A Jewish Estimate of the Lately Sleeted
Maryland Senator.
Jacob Voorsanger in Emanuel.
The elevation of the Hon. Isldor Ray-
ner to a seat in the United 8tates sen
ate, confers a merited distinction upen
one of Maryland's most eminent ctl
tens, and is a source of gratification to
the people from whose loins he cams
forth, and with whom, to a considerable
degree, he is still Identified.
The political press has fully ex
ploited the career of this distinguished
American, but we may amplify the data
heretofore published by a few family
facts. Isldor Ray ner Is the eldest son
of the late William B. Rayner of Bal
timore, In his time Parnass of the Har
Sinai Congregation and one of the most
pious Jews of his community. William
Rayner was closely identified with every
Jewish enterprise. Before the reform
days he read the Muasaph prayers on
Rosh Ha'Shanah ' and Klppur to the
congregation, being a Ben Torali, ; wek
versed in the ritual and Jewish learning
generally. He was not only a pious, but
an eminently Just man. Two years' De
fore his death, having earned -a com
petence, he assembled his four children,
and sensible of the approach of old age
and the wisdom of rest, he divided his
property among them, reserving on
fifth for himself. ' One of4ils daughters.
Bertha, afterwards thewlfe-Of DtS
L. Frank of Baltimore, became and is at
the present time one of the most phil
anthropic women In the country.
With such a family record, backed by
his own sterling merits, Senator Rayno.
will doubtless reflect great honor upon
the people who are proud to own him;
for. Just as the dishonor of any Jew
falls to some degree upon all his co
religionists that being the justice that
stupid prejudice metea but to usso. In
a far superior degree, may we rejoice
when one of our blood attains to justly
earned honors, and promises to develop
into a statesman of distinction. Ana
surely the past-record of this remark
able") man justifies the prediction that he
will add to his already numerous lauresl
and shine in the highest forum of the
world with a luster eclipsed by no con
temporary rorce.
The election of Senator Rayner brings
to the senate the fifth Jew who ever sat
in that august body. His predecessors
were Yulee of Flordla, Judah P. Ben-Jamln-of
North - Carolina, -Benjamin
Franklin Jonas of Louisiana and Joseph
Simon of Oregon. In the house of rep
resentatives Jews have occupied seats
almost continuously.
Dr. .Voorsanger might have added
that In every Instance except that or
Joseph Simon they were from the south
and Democrats.
ihb arxpKBW'8 nAimxS7 tx.ua.
There is sadness In the tower, there is
weeping in the loft.
Grief is scattered everywhere around
the shop;
The tiles of the dear nephews are in
elegantly doried
As they cry, "Dear Uncle, .won't you
max? em stopr
"We're doln' everything we can to keep
the thing afloat.
Conscious that we are no longer on the
top, ;
And we hate to feel the fingers of those
people on our throat;
Oh, uncle, won't you try to make 'em
stop? ' ,
"They're a scoopin' lot of fellows we
have realised that truth--And
aa peas upon a griddle make -us
V hon. r'
hop.
And now as you have loved us through
babyhood and youth,
We pray of you, kind uncle, make 'em
; stop. , ;
"They git us on their war news and on
local stuff as well,
Of affairs of state they always have
a crop; ' i
How In Samuel fetch they do it, it's
impossible to tell, '
And It grieves us. Uncle, won't you
make 'em stop? ,
"Olv we're weary, were heartbroken; in
anition holds us fast; , ,
In ouc tracks we feel that we're about
to drop. ..
The bouncing, bounding Journal has us
on the hip at last; ' -8ay,
uncle, won't you try to make 'em
t0PT" ' 'V' " :
Vever Bains Bat It fours.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Lake Michigan is. still frosen from
shore to i shore, and the Chicago ice
companies are wringing their hands bo-
4 cause the ice is toe thick to cut. '
for Coming Years
struction through tropical, barren, souta
Persia will probably prevent private en
terprise attempting this feat although
it eeemsi probable that. England may
combine with Germany to finance such
an undertaking as a check to Russia,
giving , European J merchants a direct
overland route to India other than Hiobo
projected through the czar's domains.
"But after all, however 'Russia is the
only country 1 that spends money like
water pullding seemingly hopeless trans
Asian railways, and, as by treaty With
Persia, .no other country can for the
present, lay any railway on Persian soil
without Russia's consent she has prac
tlcally checkmated .her rivals, . while
quietly preparing the highways and
northern caravan routes to India for the
laying of rails and crosstles."
Speaking of an American project, the
writer says: :tv;vp .'.'-' :' -''t.wv;: c
"The greatest Intercontinental project
now , before the world is the proposed
10,000 mile railway from New York to
uuenos Ayres..: ? Andrew Carnegie, has
subscribed liberally towaro the prelim
Inary survey fund, and promises to aid
in financing the' entire scheme. Fully
nail the mileage may be said to be com
pleted in existing lines, but there still
remains a 6.000-mlle gap between south
ern Mexico and northern Argentina.
This Pan-American - railway : will ' cost
some 1260,000,000 to' complete, and for
hundreds of - miles will be above the
clouds, in many places traversing passes
in the Andes higher than the summit of
Mount Blanc."
Of the, railroad "building situation in
the United States the author writes:
"While no new - transcontinental rail
ways are projected for immediate con
struction across the united States, we
shall probably spend as much money in
the next decade in the rebuilding of our
present systems aa will Canada on all
her railway projects. The ' Pennsyl
vanla. Union PacHlo, and Southern ,Pa?
cltic railway companies are spending
millions annually straightening their
lines,, building tunnels, and reducing
grades, the most optimistic prophesying
that within a few years at most when
these Improvements are completed, we
shall be whisked across the continent
from New York to San Francisco within
three or three and a half days."
In the not far distant future-it may
be possible to go from Cape Horn to the
Cape of Good Hope by an all-rail route.
Not content with these great projects.
the plan to tunnel under the British
channel is being revived.
Advice to the Lovelorn '
BY BZATUCS lAISrAZ.
Portland. Or., Feb, 12. Dear - Miss
Fairfax: I am a young man, 21 years
of age, of well-to-do eastern family, and
so I- will take the liberty to ask you for
a little advice. ;
I wish to become acquainted with a
respectable young lady, and I do- not
know Just how to go at It. I suppose
I could get acquainted if I attend the
dances, but I am not so inclined.
ANXIOUS G. S. D.
: AH y ou.h a ve . t O- do - la to -keep your
eyes open and your opportunity will
come. .
DUlard, Or., Feb., I. My Dear Miss
Kairrax: ' Noticing your valuable ad
vice to lovers in distress I have decided
to seek your aid In my trouble.
I am very much in lave with a lady
wno is mucn my senior. But as I love
her so dearly I have every reason to be
lleve we would be happy together.
Last evening we were out boat riding
ana i too tne opportunity to nroDoee.
As I was anxiously awaiting her answer
the boat struck a rock and tipped over,
my feet got tangled in a rope and I was
unable to assist her in getting to Bhore.
When I got the boat righted and balled
out I went to look for her I found her
in-a-flt-otrage. She- refused to have
anything to do with me, and called me
a big, lubberly kid, and a coward, wlih
out any manly principles at all, and she
would have nothing more to do with me.
I want to make, up wtttt ner and try
to regain her affections, but she ignores
me. I am 20 and she is 33, but I am
sure we would be happy If she would
only be my wife. What would you ad
vise. . , J. H. S.
It Is not to be expected 'that a woman
of 83 will be satisfied with the love and
counsel of a man of 20. Yours Is a
"lost cause." Don t pursue it further.
No good 'can come of it , '
Dear Mlsa Fairfax I am a young lady
of 18. The latter part or September I
met a gentleman of about 22. ' I liked
him from the first and having seen a
great deal of him find that I have grown
to love him with all my heart I have
looked at the matter in every way and
know it is not a mere fancy, ' Now, the
question is, now could I let him know
1 care for hint without being In the least
way unladylike. I do not know if he
loves me or not, but feel sure from his
manner toward me that he values my
company more than common frlendshln.
I think that if he knew I loved him it
would make a great deal of difference
in his feelings toward me, , Pleaae give
me your advice. u. S. M.
Do; not make any advances, for if
you .do he may take to flight If he
shows a preference for you that is am
pie to encourage you to further Interest
in him. Even in love matters the re
ciprocal prtnclnje Is the best to depend
on. Too much effort or display on the
one side or the other may bring about
a contrary result to that desired. The
average man appreciates shyness, back
wardness, delicacy, refinement in the
woman that he has regard for. The for
ward, bola woman only attracts the
bashful, hesitating, Inexperienced male.
We all usually regard that most which
we have the least of., .' .
JAPAB'S XZBOXABTT niXT. '
'. The growth of Japan's navy is no
more wonderful than that of its mer
chant fleet Up to 1870 there was none,
If we except a few coastwise trading
Junks. In 1892 there were 214,000 tons
of modern shipping. ; That hss increased
in, 10 years to m,000 tons in 1902, and
the Japanese merchant fleet 'is soon to
take, If it , Has n,ot yet taken, seventh
place among the world's peace navies.
The growth of the merchant fleet was
moat rapid about the time of the
Chinese war, rising from 484,000 tons
in 1897 to 790,000 tons in 1899.
Only Great Britain, the United States,
Germany, France, Norway and Italy
surpass the shipping of Japan. The
Japanese merchant fleet is even greater
than our own foreign fleet' It Js our
enormous Vcoastwlse" ; shipping that
places us second to Great Britain in
total.
Japan's naval vessels ere all com
manded by Japs. This has about used
up the available supply ef native edu
cated seamen, so that most of the mer
chantmen are , commandeu by Euro
peans. But they won't be very long. -,
Vanishment to rtt the Crime.
From the Cleveland Leader. '
The small boy ls now going through
the list of comic valentines in the effort
to find one which, fits the particular case
he has in mind, .
First Visit of Commodore Perry to Japan Recalled by
SW'Dth'GtKw. Admiral Ceardslee '
Eliza R. ScldmOre in Chicago Tribune,
s The Japanese newspapers have pub
lished laudatory notices of Admiral Lee-
ter Beardsree, who . died recently in
Georgia, for to them he was a historical
figure and a figure in their own history.
As a midshipman m Commodore Perry's
fleet he was a witness' of the Opening of
Japan to the world. He revisited it as
a ship's commander in 1870, when the
country was torn with the Satsuma re
bellion, and after his retirement from
active service he gratified his. long de
sire and spent a year in leisured ease
on shore in the far east. ? . ' v :
' Admiral Beardslee hunted up, with the
aid of a yachting American friend, ! the
exact spot where the boats landed Com
modore Perry, and where the president's
letter ; was delivered to the unwilling
Japanese officials on the' beach of tlrl
little village of Kurihama, 40 miles be
low Yokohama. '
At the next banquet given him by' the
many societies v and ' associations 1 of
Toklo, eager to honor the survivor of
the Perryf expedition,! he demanded to
know why there was no monument : to
mark., such an: . Important spot, ;. since
Japan . Is dotted witit monuments and
memorial stones from .one '.end to the
other. Forthwith, 'the Society of Those
Who Have Been in America, as Beiyuk
uwal might be translated, : promised to
erect a monument if Admiral Beardslee
would; wait' to dedicate- iti;?w.wvi;y:--
The committee of enthusiastic young
men headed by-Baron Kaneko, that Har
vard graduate, and degree man, ho
stands for good government, purity, and
reform in municipal matters, went with
the admiral to the spot They planted
trees, marked the monument site, and In
a little over six months had the memor
ial completed- and unveiled with great
ceremony on the 48th anniversary pf the
landing. ..-.'. V-.,v.:.':v - ....v v ..:.v.
Admiral Beardslee had a strong sense
of humor and dearly loved to tell how
he first set foot on Japan. When the
string of ships' boats had landed Com
modore Perry and his staff and his flleS
of marines, Midshipman Beardslee wm
told off to command one of the boats
and told not to leave it. While the mys
terious proceedings went on In the
draped inclosure time dragged on the
hands Of the lively young midshipman.
and, wearing his boat closer Inshore, he
determined to step off on the beach for
only a minute, "Just to say he had
been on shore In Japan." 1 One cautious
foot had Just gone over Jhe gunwale and
touched the soft sand when the other
officer in command spied him and roared
out: "Get into your boat immediately,
Mr. Beardslee," and his experience on
shore went no further. ....
Equally Joyful was the old admiral's
memory of his first and" last Interview
with Commodore Perry. At that time
grog was regularly served in the Ameri
can navy, and on great occasions a spe
cial ration was given to seamen. One
of the officers on the ship to which Mid
shipman Beardslee was attached was a
hard drinker and had with difficulty
been brought out of an attack of delirium
tremens on the way up from Canton.
His ship S commsnder feared that the
Dainty Stnffs and Quaint Modes Affected in Fashionabie
Ellen Osborn In the Chicago Record
Herald. Because white satin has ' lost its
orange flower and "Lohengrin March"
associations it . makes the better bridal
costume. Explanation is simple: The
rise of white satin in favor for even
the simplest evening dress has swept
away : dressmaking traditions. In the
past the satin wedding dress, useless af
ter the ceremony, has been a costume
set apart sacred to a stiff choklness.
The satin evening dress has flouted the
law. With its sacrilegious- additions of
delicately transparent lace and the Ivory
softness of chiffon it has dared to make
the consecrated material becoming. Since
even the debutante wears white satin,
the dressmaker has learned to subject
it to everyday, varied handling. . The
satin wedding dress, as seen at fashiona
ble midwinter bridals. Is no longer, as a
rule, dead white, Ivories and creams,
according to the coloring- of the bride,
are more usual. The old stiff satin hss
gone out An ..extremely - soft quality
is now chosen, which may be heavy, but
Is apt to be almost ss light, in weight
and supple-as crepe de' chine.
" Trimmings perhaps were " never- before-so
rich, yet they are not a mat
ter of course. Let me quote one of
New York's best designers:;
; "You must consider the bride," said
he, when asked to give an opinion as
to. the ideal : wedding dress. "A girl
with a fine, well-set-up figure and a
good carriage can stand magnificence,
while a soft-hatred, 'fluffy, looking girl
Is lost unless she wears something sim
ple and ephemeral. You must consider
not only the style of the bride, but her
self. It she is likely to be nervous, for
instance, she must wear something in
which she will feel at ease and com
fortable, while for a self-possessed bride
it is safe to plan a picture dress or the
newest prettlness, even if It is out of
the ordinary, v
"I believe," he continued, "there Is
too much trimming on the ordinary
wedding dress. It seems a pity, after
the-care we take to keep young girls
simply dressed, suddenly, on the wed-1
ding day. Just when we wish them to
look their best, to load them with old
lace and embroderles unsulted to their
years."..--' .
A bridal dress worn at this week's
most Imposing ceremonial was' made
of ivory, white Liberty satin, soft and
gleaming. , It had a full trained skirt
plaited into the waistband and decorated
In front with a panel of Brussels lace,
the long point of whose triangle came
Just under the point of the waist belt
Edging this panel were puffs of chiffon
edged with tiny ruches, which ran down
the : front and around the train. The
bodice was a blouse with a transparent
yoke of Venetian laoe. Crossed fronts
were edged -with puffs and ruches. The
girdle was deep., and' pointed, Each
sleeve ; was a succession - of ruched
flounces.' The . veil was of tulle, fas
tened by a flat wreath of orange blos
soms. .;, --.; ..---:, -' '
This dress was no more characteristic
of the season's fashions than was an
other, of white satin, almost as light as
crape. Trails of orange flowers ran
down the front, of this dress, marking
off a skirt panol; garlands of orange
flowers ran around it in circular lines.
At the foot of the skirt came two
deep full lace founces. The swathed
bodice had something of a blouse ef
fect, with narrovr girdle. It was al
most hidden undar a deep lace shoul
der collar. The hair was dressed with
knot-of orange flowers at each side
of the front the tulle veil falling well
behind. " .. ' ' 1 - , . .- . . .. '
White velvet Cresses, usually of a
princess cut, are - seen . Occasionally.
White brocade doep not jneet with much
ravor, except in combination witn white
satin. , White - silks are scarcely used, i
Moussellne, chiffon,, net and other trans
parent fabrics are. hardly so much to
the fore as last whiter, " but are still'
order for extra grog on the night of the ;i
delivery of the president's letter might -be
his undoing, and, not to make it an
affair of official record and correspond- '
ence, he sent Midshipman Beardslee to
the flagship to verbally state the case
to Commodore Perry and ask that that
particular ship be omitted from the or
der. "yj'V'
, It was a hoi nighfTn mid-JulyTTThe
bommodore; sat at his desfc . collarless,
writing. The little midshipman was ush
ered in and twirled his cap a few mln-
utes, . waiting., The commodore's qullL
pen scratched on - and on, came to a
stop, and the handsome old head was ' ;
raised. - An eagle glance shot from the
eye, and the naval diplomat said:
"Eight" : ' ' ,: '.. :-y;.;i.-: ,r '
'. The midshipman repeated the mes
sage, gave the explanation, and stopped.
The handsome bid commodore medi
tated a minute, and said j"Umph!" and .
resumed writing, and 1 the midshipman
slipped through the cabin doorway and
breathed freely on deck after the brief
interval in the commander's presence.
"And that was my first and last in
terview with the commodore during the
whole cruise," Adnil Beardslee used , '
to say with a chuckle of delight. . -; ? -.-
' The emperor had a special Interest in
reoel vlng Admiral Beardslee, and the
audience was not the formal, impersonal
affair Of set speeches that such affairs -usually
are. There were difficulties in
arranging for the presentation, however, ,
as Admiral Beardalee had no naval uni
form with him' In Japan. . When he re
tired from the navy he-retired, he sajd.
He Was a private, citizen Only, and the -gold
lace and buttons were not for him '
any more. : ' , . 4 :
"But you must wear the uniform of
your rank, at the palace," said the de
spairing minister.- ' v v.:V-
u "Did General Grant wear a uniform la
Japan?" skid the retired admiral, : and
the vanquished chamberlain arranged
for the presentation at' a garden party,
where civilian dress was permissible.
'After he had seen the Japan of 1900
Admiral Beardslee in reality retired and
settled down to en active life on 'his
place at Beaufort N. C, in an old colpn
lal mansion, crowded with the trophies
and accumulations of a busy life on
many seas. Japanese servants and
gardener went back to America with
him, and the tireless old admiral bad a
little Japan on his place of every green
and- growing- tiding- he had been able to
send. ; Seeds, roots, bulbs, - and speci
mens from Japan, chrysanthemums and
morning glories, iris and lilies made
splendid show for him in a 'first season,
and his mulberry trees nourished silk
worms that netted their Japanese tend
ers 70 pounds of shining, glossy skeins
st the first trial. His was a happy old
age; full of honors and activities, and
the Japanese mourn him., v - '
- Japan has never failed to recognize
the debt she owes to tne United States.
It was the fleets of . the latter power
that showed Japan the open door of
the world and started the -chrysanthemum
kingdom on its surprising march
toward the -front rank among the great
powers of the world. - , , .
beloved of youthful brides. While crepe
de chine is the most useful and beauti
ful material for the wedding dress, and
though, no- longer the extreme of fash
Ion, its vogue -is enduring. Whatever
may - be the- case in - February, the
lighter materials will come back for
bridals in June. ; . -
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The bridesmaid's frock depends on the
wedding's color scheme: One wedding
outfit now being finished in a Fifth ave
nue shop for a February marriage Is lit
pink and white. The wedding dress is
LofL-WhitesatinThe-mald of honor Is
to wear peach-pink. Liberty . satin with
white lace, and the four maids are to
dress in white muslin flowered witU
sprawling pink rosea . The maid of
honor will carry a flower muff of white
roses decorated with a spray of pink,
the maids' baskets will be full of pink
roses, and all Ave attendants are to have
exquisite picture hats of white mous-"
sellne and pink roses.
In England it has become the fashion
this winter for bridesmaids to 'wear
wreaths thd Veils. The wreatns chosen
are of flowering myrtle, roses, forget-me-nots,
and the like; the veils are always
of tulle. .
Little flower girls are clad in dresses
of uncompromising qualntness. Van
dyke gowns are worn, of satin touching
the floor, or Louis XVI frocks of white
satin hidden under demure white muslin
fichus. There are brides who delight
in such touches of old-day picturesque-'
ness, but others prefer that their flower '
girls should wear simply beruffled frocks
of sheer stuff such as the season's fash
Ions yield. Flower girls, whether or not
they actually scatter blossoms before
the bride, carry baskets of roses or of
fresh rose petals.
. Among trousseau dresses that the
week has yielded . must be named a
smart, severe golng-away dress, its skirt
in dark porcelain blue scloth, finished
with halt a dosen little ruffles, its coat;
of porcelain blue velvet, half-length,
tight fitting, its sleeves were full at
the bottom, with corded revere., Tht
eollarless throat the fronts and long
basques were outlined with cord. The
trimming consisted of embroidered tre
foils. There was a hat of -velvet and
rancy straw trimmed with white feath
ers. . ' ?,',";- .. . ,
An afternoon dress of green taffeta
had its full skirt flounced with tiny ruf-.
flea waved and bordered with black vel-"1
vet-- Above the flounces came a head
ing of large lace medallions. The bodice
wss cut out st the throat over a small
rounded chemisette of lace, and was 7
trimmed with medallions. 'The elbow
sleeves were full and trimmed with lace
frills. . . , ; , ,
A dress of pale porcelain blue taffeta
had its skirt widened by two flounces,
the first starting from a series of shir- '
rings with a ruched head. The bodice,
slightly , bloused, fastened in old style
down the front with big buttons. Around
the , shoulders was- a guipure yoke
hemmed with sable. The sleeves, shirred
at the shoulders, ended In cascades of
embroidered lawn.
To another trousseau belong two
charming house . dresses; one of white
silk muslin and lace insertion. Its shoul
ders covered by a scarf collar tasseled
with sliver; the other of pale blue mus
lin veiled with, a lace peplum and em
broidered with green and- silver flowers.
. ; Japan's riaaaeial Position.
; r j From the Boston Herald.
According to a recent ' authority,
Japan's financial situation is at present
most favorable, and in event of emerg
ency she would have ample ; available
funds. The bank of Japan has a specie
reserve of 112,000,000 yen; it has some
40,000,000 lying in London, and it has a
8S.000.000 legal margin of note fasuine-
power, The treasury has three capital
funds, aggregating 80,000,000 yen and
also some 20,000 in London remaining
from, the last sale of bonds. The banks
throughout the emnlre are nlm m tr
have larte stores of idle cash,
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