The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 02, 1904, Page 6, Image 6

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Published every evening (except
; TTHK Morning Oregonlan announce with (ear and
" I trembling for the future of America that too many
Kvi.. Americans are expressing sympathy for Japan
end detestation of Russia. It recites the ominous fact
that a Russian woman in St. Petersburg refused to shake
.hands with' an American woman and fears that a loss
. of the Russian trade to the United States" which will be
"greater than we can bear must inevitably follow this show
of American Sympathy for the weaker party. Io another
editorial explaining some of its frequent changes of opin-
" Jon in matters Russian and Japanese it further Bays that
It Is to our interest td continue friendly with both natione
but intimates that our greatest interest, financially, lies
hf keeping friendly with Russia. "If we do not have re
gurd for our self Interest we shall speedily suffer In the
'l :.' alienation, of this great people's esteem and in the cessa
tion of Russian purchases of our wares.'"
"friendship for revenue only" is the motto for the Ore-
gonlan, and it would have the whole United States adopt
the same. Does it pay cash or will it pay cash is the only
question asked. Right or wrong, good or evil, justice or
injustice We all weighed by the pound or measured by
- the yard at so much per, regardless of the, final reckoning
when commercial value will count for next to nothing. It
U a soulless friendship which is a matter for barterand
exchange, and it is a short sighted policy to seek such a
friendship, as all selfish policies are. shortsighted. It
'your friend can no longer serve your interests, he is no
longer friend but bitter enemy, to be treated as aucK re
gardless of former services. If your enemy can and Will
serve your ends, presto, change, he is no longer your
enemy but your bosomest friend. The Oregonian .and
Russia are at one upon this point and the friendship of
the one in time of stress, when. If ever, friendship is
needed,. Is worth as much as the friendship of the other.
Neither the curbstone orator, the worthless, useless
member of society, billing to sell his soul and change his
opinions for a dollar, or the unprincipled newspaper will
ing to sell Its columns to, the highest bidder ever has or
ever can mold public opinion or lead public movements of
any great moment. V
The majority of Intelligent people of the United States
have not yet had their ; souls obliterated by the dollar
mark and In them still survives the spirit of, the fore
fathers of some of us who gave up all life's comforts, all
hope of financial profit and faced the chance of giving up
life itself in a new and to them terrible and "unknown
-country rather than give up the right to have convictions
of their own and to give, free expression to them. It is
sadly true and a "pity 'tis 'tis true" that there are men
and newspapers in America who give an altogether false
idea of American people and American ideals. The men
.sha-iobUn--pubMe- and -wittingly -aett hemiwlvesHtop ay
price to be obtained and the newspapers who uphold them
make a great deal of noise and considerable odor, and the
casual eye sometimes cannot discern that through it all
the majority of the people work along
, hands and clean ideals,' untouched by the corruption about
them, finding It hard to credit it when, It is brought to
their notice; perhaps a bit slow to be aroused to the need
of putting a stop to it, ; but capable of doing great and
good work when thoroughly awakened to the situation.
For the credit of humanity we are grad to see that the
'tommercJal aspect has not counted with the better class
of Americans. There Is a strong sentiment of sympathy
for the Japanese In their struggle for existence and a
strong feeling of detestation of, Russia in her unreasoning
greed for. more , and yet more terrltcyy it is agreed that
her gluttonous maw is already overfull and that she should
attend to her digestion before slttfng down to another
meal. A glutton Is ever a disagreeable and unwholesome
creature to contemplate.
Few of us have taken into account the fact that Russia
.Tie Gambling JTuisajioe.
Portland. March 2,To the Editor of
The Journal -Your editorial of yester
day's date on "Moral Responsibility In
Uambllng." Is a timely note of warning
and deserves the serious consider
ation of all who have the city's welfare
at heart. The seeming Indifference of
; business men td the harvest which must
surely be reaped, if the present state
of affairs in this city is allowed to con
tinue much longer, is sadly Significant
, of lack of foresight, as well as moral
:: It is not long since the leading pro
prietor of one of the principal gambling
houses in town told the writer that if
a certain matter under discussion were
brought Into court he would see to It
that no Jury would give a verdict against
the defendants In the case. This Is
only one Instance of the assurance and
unmitigated effrontery which the frater-
, nity has a a to the strongly entrenched
position which they believe they otfeupy.
: II is very doubtful if another town of
any importance In the United States oc
cupies the unenviable position of Port
land today In this respect, and yet we
alt Coolly by and allow these parasite,s
to fasten upon the business and political
Ufa of the community as if It were In
evitable. While all the blame for this condition
of affairs is not to be laid at any single
door where so many are involved, yet
Mayor Williams has for reasons best
known to himself shouldered the chief
part of the blame and on his shoul
ders It must rest, His position is all
the more culpable Inasmuch as in the
recent suit at the instigation of the
Portland - Municipal association .the
pray? of their complaint was granted
and he and. his colleagues were ordered
to enforce the law. Under cover of ap
pealing to the supreme -ourt they hawo
so far done apparently nothing but kill
time, and an explanation is about due
from Mayor Williams, not of his policy
as to gambling. Imt as to his Intentions
lit not perfecting that appeal. The pub
lic Is generally long-suffering, but there
I is a limit even to such, a virtue. Until
he does choose to explain we shall have
to take eur choice of three reasons for
" his ' action they sre those commonly
spoken of on the street: Either he is
titling fooled as to the real situation qt
affairs, which is an insult to his Intel
ligence; or he allows things as they ex
lt for the purpose of paying up political
debts, which does not fill the bill inas
much as several suppressive movements
have been begun by- him and suddenly
have ceased; thirdly, a reason so appall
ing when applied to a man in his posi
tion that I must let it be inferred.
As to Jhe fiscal side of the question,
It di norve some notice.; Notwithstand
ing the unprecedented revenue from
gamblers' fines and a system of licensing
which Us practically every occupa
tion in the city, we have on an .assessed
valuation higher than we have had for
yoars city lax greater than ever. Vet
this la the work of the regime which
hH been recently so much lauded for its
iM'tmomy Itt certain quarters Surely it
J. time for the Taxpayers' league to
Sunday) at Tlie Journal Building. Fifth
la a standing menace to the rest of the world; that her
friendship may be bought far too dearly nnd that it would
be more to our interest ".to curb her mad ambition before
it is too' late..
We sympathise with Japan because we think she is in
the right and has been and is being Imposed upon. We
are able to view with composure the possibility of Russia's
cutting off her nose to spite her face by .refusing to buy
merchandise of us and we even bear upwith commendable
courage under the dread prospect of American women id
Russia being socially ostracized,
The sympathy for Japan has stronger root and grows in
better soil than the hope of gain for ourselves. It Is
rooted In the best and strdngest feelings of which the
human soul is capable, and It is a triumph of the real
spirit of humanity over the soul destroying commercialism
of the age. , '
steadily with clean
make an investigation. It is true that
the city is growing, and of course ex
penses must consequently ineresse, but'
they . seem to be increasing out of all
propertlon-te-the- grewtb-efMh popula
tion. It is high time for the community to
do some serious thinking. If the peo
ple won't do it now, It will soon be
forced home upon their attention in a
manner that will compel their attention,
for the "open town" will assuredly yield
its harvest, and it will be a bitter one
for the reapers. J.' B.
A Ward of Sympathy for rate Grant,
Portland, March 3. To the Editor of
The Journal How rude and unfeeling
of that Seattle woman to attempt to for
cibly enter Pete Grant's establishment
on Fifth and Alder streets the other
evening and maul him over the head
with her umbrella! Really it was a
shocking affair, and shows to what ex
tremes a. foolish ("hysterical" Captain
Moore called her) woman will go. It
was certainly very embarrassing for
Mr. Grant, and i waa very fortunate
that the police were promptly on hand
when telephoned for.
Some action, ought to be taken by the
authorities to prevent the recurrence of
such an undignified scene In the same
quarters or any similar place of busi
ness. The least the mayor should do In
the circumstances is to appoint a special
officer for such houses as Mr. Grant's
so that the proprietors may not be mo
lested .in the conduct of their duly au
thorized business. If Jhey are to be
subject to such erratic visitors it wH
seriously damage the reputation of the
gentlemen In charge,
I trust this matter wilt receive due
attention in the proper quarter.
P. M. A.
Cleaning the City.
Portland. March 1. -To the Editor of
The Journal It is surprising to ,me
that the Woman's club , should advo
eats the municipal control of the col
lection of garbage. During a recent
visit to Los Angeles, Cal., I saw the sys
tem under such management in all ltf
flllhtnesi. and heard many protests
against it. '
Like our city, Los Angeles has no al
ley ways and one can see the curb
along the walks fringed, witli all kinds
of receptables to- hold accumulated .gar
bage from adjijeent residences. Often
an late as 11 a. m. thesenasty tin oil
cans, old iron pots, boilers, baskets,
gunny sacks and barrels, in fact any old
think .with a bottom, are still awaiting
the arrival of the gurbage collector.
in instances hungry dogs capsize the
whole business; the result rn be im
agined, When It rained, the liquids
exuding from the mass, was sent run
ning over -the walks. When the days
were hot the grease ooued out instead,
leaving a trail behind. 'Tin a lovely
scheme I tell you.
Then those horrid men are no care
less, too. la emptying a can what alls
to go Into his cart is left upon the walk
of hanging from the wheel, perhaps, to
be dropped upon the street as It travels
on. ."'..
Think of .' our roie-piatiYed curbs
strewn with droppings from the gar
bage' barrels. But you say we must see
and Yamhill streets, Portland, Oregon.
I 0 THE,, CITIZEN who is not personally concerned in
1 the scramble for political office, and who is inter
: ested only in securing an honest administration of
public affairs, the struggle, that is now; being wjaged be
tween the two local factions of. the Republican party can
not be a matter of very grave moment. There is little
difference between the platforms or the records of these
two factions. Both have shown a frenzied ardor in their
declarations of fealty to. President Roosevelt, and both
profess to have a monopoly of civic virtue in the admin
istration of public office. Only the latter contention Is of
immediate Importance, to (he taxpayers of this county,
for only. county officers are to be filled at the June elec
tion. It is safe to assume that Oregon's delegation to the
national Republican convention will be in line for Roose
velt, since it appears that he Is assured of the presidential
nomination, so that his name might well be eliminated
from the controversy. It is true that one faction is an,
avowed, advocate of the reelection of Senator Mitchell In
1607, but that will not be determined by the oiitcome of
the Multnomah county primaries this spring.Only five
of the legislators to be elected from this county In June
will hold over to the session of 1907, and they will consti
tute but one eighteenth of the whole legislature. It will
be time enough to decide whether Senator Mitchell is to
have another -term at Washington, when the voters elect
their state legislators in 1906. ' . "
In the history of this county there are many blots upon
the records plJboih th andthe
Mitchell Republicans. Each faction Is responsible for the
nomination and election to local offices of men who have
proved utterly unworthy of public confidence. Kach fac
tion has given to the clt,y and the county some competent
and -honest-fficlaU, Wh ichever -faction t rturnpha at the
primaries, there is no guaranty that its nominees will be
any better- than they have bean in the past. Even the
recognized fact that some of the men now holding city
and county offices have proved themselves men of ability
and conscientious Integrity does not afford such a guar
anty, for there are other incumbents who have proved
mere spoils grabbers, utterly indifferent to the Interests
of the public. It any trustworthy! pledge could be ob
tained from either faction that it would nominate hone but
men of proved honesty and capacity, and that it would in
stitute needed reforms In the city and county government1
then the outcome of the primaries might be a matter of
importance to the taxpayer who Is not "in politics."
The Democratic voter who has the interests of his party
at heart should hold himself absolutely aloof from the Re
publican factional fight. The Democrat who votes at the
Republican primaries should be, drummed wit of the party.
The only road to Democratic success lies in absolute Inde
pendence of the Republicans and in unswerving allegiance
to the cause of honest government.
that care is taken to avoid this. Yes.
but you cannot protest, so I was in
formed, because these men are under
civil service and would -like as not leave
yourcannintouehr iiir ihe"hext trip
er leave part of it for you to clean- up.
One case of that kind I knew of and
suspect there were others. .Do we want
anvthlnr like thin In our rltut
To such, affairs contemplated, there
are of Course manv "lf " Ma if h
colleoter would permit ua to have re
eeptacles for garbage, that suitable for
sale to ' farmers, all segregated from
what waa not, and would take time to
carry the same from convenient places
at the rear, It might be quite a feasible
scheme to Introduce municipal control,
but as it exists In Los Angeles, may
we be delivered.
Even now many of our residents, fall
to keep their premises clean; not evert
burning or picking up after wood has
been carried In, and do you Imagine
these people will pick up cabbage leaves,
orange peel, papers, rags, etc., dropped
by scavengers? Will you? Upon car
tain nights there comes the Inquiry:
"Willie, are the cans put out?" If Wil
lie has forgotten to put the cans, bags,
barrel or what not upon the front walk,
you have that much more decaying, mat
ter left till the next call of the slop
Beyond doubt the majority of people
here burn all such refuse, especially
those having furnaces, leaving little
aside from cans, broken china, etc., to
be otherwise disposed of.
Our present system of collecting
garbage Is practicable if the ordinance
for having covered or closed wagons
was observed. And why is it not?
Look at many of our gutters now. If I
was one in authority, upon every house
where such conditions of nastlness ex
isted I d tack a notice to "clean up your
' If people had one spark of pride there
need not be so much as a chip in front
of their home.
There has alwaya been complaint
about the gardeners leaving the refuse
around the plaia blocks, when selling
their vegetables, and Imagine such con
ditions all over the city.
Our laws are very lax and every class
of men will take advantage of that fact,
fearing no arrest for not abiding by
It is the duty of our health officer to
see that all places of abode are health
ful so there Is no necessity for permlt
lng fflth to accumulate.
Let U beautify, not disgrace our, city.
" X K. A. V.
on view or it.
From the Seaside Sentinel.
One jf the questions to be submitted
to the voters In .Tun a i h.h., ih.
saloons' shall distribute liquid refresh
ments to oie thirsty or whether the
druggists shall have the exclusive privi
lege. A drug store Is the offspring of
local option, Prohibition la. the dump
ing spot of cranks and imbeciles. Moat
of the .proprietors of drug stores in
small towns are prohibitionists.
Borne Republican' leaders, real or
would-be, in Douglss county, are scrap
ping, tootty and nail.
Oregbn Sidelights
. . . .,
( Tin March lion roared all right; we
shall see later if the old adage holds
good, "
The ciar is formally very pious; but
the eye of divine Justice looks below all
The inheritance tax law works well,
within narrow lines, but it needs amend-
ing so that' more revenue will result.
Several Important enterprises are soon
to spring Into existence ,tn Coos Bay
towns, which should Interest Portland
merchants, . .
Six fires at Arago, Coos county, Ave
of them incendiary, show that there is
urgent need of another inmate of tho
Oregon penitentiary.
The chief of police of Ashland having
been severely chewed in the face by a
dog, is naturally In favor of dog deci
mat Ion in that town. ,
Five men in Jackson county, accord
ing to the Med ford Mall, "are having the
best time of their- lives." They are In
Jail, where they are fed and don't have
to "rustle."-'
A new member, of the Baptist church
was baptised In Willow Creek, Morrow
cunty, Sunday., Ughf but it must have
made the flesh shiver, however warm
the spirit. .
Irwin Pike of Moro, . having 2.808
acres of land to plow this spring, is
breaking 30 eolts to help do" the work.
Mr. Pike can scarcely be classed as a
small farmer.
. Mrs. Wagntts, a ,hara-worklng and
hitherto rather poor woman of Trout
Lake, has been left $58,000 by relatives
in 'Germany, but whether she will be
any happier in consequence no one can.
"Doggon the dogs," exclaims the
Stayton Mall, and asks why. they are
not taxed there as elsewhere, adding
that "a dog in town is of no earthly use
unless It is a hunter, and if one Is worth
anything at all it is worth paying a tax
Nearly all the local newspapers of
Oregon artf urging good exhibits by
their several counties at the Lewis and
Clark Fair, as requested by the manage
ment. The country press is doing its
part toward making the exposition a
Cove. Union county, after a spirited
contest, has decided by popular vote to
be a city, and has at the same time
elected a full set of city officers. Such
a change brings with it burdens as well
as benefits; but it is right for the ma
jority to rule.
Most property owners in Oregon are
pa y 1 n g ta xes . pro m p Uy, J ndlca t In ggen
erai prosperity, due. some people cap
able of acquiring property actually be
lieve, to the ascendents of the Repub
lican party though a few credit It to
the election of , Chamberlain for gover
nor. . New telephone lines, in some cases
via wire fences, are being established
in various parts of Oregon. The days
of the farmers', isolation are passing.
Many a farmer's daughter can talk with
her best fellow every day,, the same as
the city girl can, and often over a longer
The Glendale, Douglas county, News
says that It "knew of several first-class
timber claims near Glendale, containing
6.000,000 or 8.000,000 feet in each claim,
which for some unknown reason, have
been overlooked in the wild scramble for
timber land." .And the editor hasn't
applied for a partnership in the Booth
Kelly company, or a position as a
land office official!
Sheriff Bhutt of Morrow county has
sold only four small tracts of land to
satisfy a balance of 120.82 which re
mained on the 1901 roll uncollected. Out
of $93,000 charged against the sheriff
on the 1902 tax roll he has now col
lected every- cent, and an but the tri
fling sum of 120.82 was collected without
the sale of property, Only one other
county m the state, Lake, can beat this
record. It Is the best showing Morrow
County has ever made.
Slgb Time That rerUaae Capitalists So
Somethlag Beside Talk.
A prominent local railroad man talks
,thus to the Baker CJty Democrat;
'Portland has been too slow In the
matter of the development of eastern
Oregon and when a short time ago she
saw the trade of that territory Eegin.
nlng to slip away from her, she set up a
big roar and blamed the railroad com
panies for not protecting her interests.
Regardless of any of the facts, it is un
doubtedly true that It is JtiBt as short
or shorter distance from San Francisco
to this territory in question as from
Portland via any of the established
routes. It is apparent that capital, at
least, has approved of the lines build
ing northward from Nevada and Cali
fornia and somebody has pushed- those
Interests successfully. "
"What has Portland done any way to
curry any special favor with eastern
Oregon or southeastern Oregon?" She
has always looked upon this territory
as belonging to ber by the grace of God
and has done little if anything to assist
in Its development. When It came to
questions of irrigation, exploiting of
mines, the establishment -of United
States assay office, the building of
smelters or any of these things Portland
was conspicuous by Its absence from the
eeat of action except In the case of a
few long-headed patriotic business men.
All matters of legislation for the inter
ests of this section of Oregon have been
opposed by western Oregon, Now that
outsiders fhave discovered- the wealth
that can be acquired by the development
of this section of the state Portland if
making a roar" over what she has lost
by her own negligence.
"I am authentically advised that what
ever may be the schemes 'now being car
ried on for railroad building in this ter
ritory the Sumpter valley 'road will push
Its extension on southward from Whit
ney through Prairla City and Canyon
City to Burns and thence on to a connec
tion with the Nevada road, giving Baker
CJty a direct line to Sacramento and
San Francisco in connection with the
new Gould road being built Westward
from Utah. This tine will no doubt be
tapped by the extension of the Columbia
Southern road from Shantko which will
be made this season."
Crowing la Xne Conatyv
From the Roaeburg . Platndealer (Rep.)
CrOW! -.-''v.:, v.,
: More crow!
.'-Better crow!
'Lane county crow! -Is
Roosevelt crow better than Hitch
cock turkey?
The .Roseburg land office has been
turned over to the Booth-Kelley Lumber
company, but Joe Brlggs is left on
guard. .:;;V:'.v't -
China will -have at the St. Louis ex
position the largest,, finest, rarest and
most comprehensive exhibit that ever
left th4 empire, tihe appropriated JOS:,-500-
to collect and install it, and, in ad
dition, the high officials of the country,
for the first time in Chinese history,
have taken an enthusiastic interest and
have loaned generously from their rare
private collections. And this exhibit,
perhaps with additions, . will, no doubt
come to Portland next year," and will
attract many visitors, particularly thote
from. ., eastern states, No reasonable
pains or expanse should be spired la
have this exhibit brought to Portland,
and the fact that' it is to be brought
here, "made knoton - In eastern states
where the Chinese and their wonderful
work are more of a mystery than they
are here.
The steamer Doric- arrived at San
Francisco last Thursday with 00 tons
of the Chinese exhibit, and 400 tons are
yet to come. Accompanying the exhibit
were two commissioners -R. A. Cart,, an
American,; who for many years has been
a customs inspector in China; :and l
Percebois, a Frenchman, long an at
tache in China. Commissioner- Carl
"I. speak from a conservative per
sonal knowledge when I say, plainly,
that visitors to the Chinese sections
in the St. Louis exposition will see
more of the , nre and wonderful and
artlatio things -of China than they couid
If they spent - SO years' in. traveling
through China! The customs depart
ment, which took, charge of the collec
tion of material, made a sweeping can
vass of the eighteen provinces of the
empire, and chose the best it could get
as representative fea'ch and Its" varied
Industries and people. Then, independ
ently of this government collection, the
Chinese officials Jn the seven most Im
portant' provinces, loaned lavishly from
thejr rare private hordes of puriosities
and family treasures. Among these offi
cial curios will be many beautiful things
that no foreigner has ever seen. ' I re-,
call one vase alone that was sold In Pe
king recently for 110,000. There )
much ariclent carved ivory, Jade and
sliver and other ornaments. These
things have been personally contributed
by the. viceroys of the provinces. In
China such an interest by these high
officials Is plainly attributed to but one
thing China's growing friendship for
the United States.
"The head of the commission is his
highness Prince Pu L.un. grandson of
Emperor Tao Kuang, who reigned about
60 years ago. The prince, ts 29 years of
age and is Very popular with thei for
eigners at Peking, To have a princa of
the royal' blood go forth as a commis
sioner la an honor China has never be
fore shown any country, and it is looked
upon aa a very great mark of regard
for the United States. The other native
Ellen Osborn's New York Lette' to the
Chicago Record-Herald.
It is 90'"yeaWalhcV""Berangerahg'
"Though their hats are very ugly, I love
the English," and the British hat is
still" hideous. This is a pity, because
Invariably it is shown ,in New York
earlier than French or American models,
and. In i;hl bitter weather one needs
pleasant prophecies of spuing. London
turbans now fill the shop windows, stiff
and orderly to graceiessness. Some of
these are round box shapes, with square
tops, fastened down with . velvet but
tons; some are trimmed , around the
brims with formal-quillings of ribbon
and others are decked with frumpy,
hard-wdrked wlng-
Fortunately there ie prettier head
gear. French toques are already ap
pearing, small, chic, usually pointed in
front, varied by trtcorne and continental
shapes and long "torpedo"-models. The
sailor hat has come back, low of erown,
with a rolling brim wider in front than
at the back or sides. The picture hat
also has returned to us, still with the
downward sweep of the 1830 line.
Big hats and little compete for favor.
scarcely two resembling each other
among these untried models. At the
beginning f Lent every designer aims
to have a bend, a dip, a twist, a lift, a
depression In hat construction that has
occurred to no other milliner, in r the
hope of finding some happy touch that
may prove a winning card at Faster.
The fancy braids and straws this sea
son are wonderful -and at times fear
ful. They range from the finest and
most delicate to the heaviest and most
bunglesome of weaves and combina
tions. There are hats composed en
tirely of straw buttons or cart-wheel
rosettes strung along narrow threads
of braid; other straws are braided in
points and scallops, and yet others in
Imitation of crocheted Jace in white and
colors. ' ' ' w "' '
Perhaps the young season's likeliest
experiment Is the tailor hat of shaded
straw, likeliest not so much on account
of its beauty as because sombre shaded
la In fashion's workshop the most re
cent password to triumphant ' achieve
ment. Through ten shades pink runs
to rose crimson. Through six shades
blue runs from the pastel tint of the
pale forget-me-not to the royal shade
of a vigorous blue. To Pa from a
fresh apple green to a dark evergreen
note requirep eight color tones. Be
tween golden and chocolate brown, and
between purple clematis and the light
mauve of millinery lilacs there are
again ten tones. Each braid is plaited
in a single color, and to .combine 10
braids in a 10-toned bat. trimming it
perhaps with 10-toned ribbons, Is a feat
needing courage and the certainty of re
ward. For severe street hats favorite trim
mings - promise to be cockades In all
materials, peacock aigrettes, quills, loop
bunchlngs of ribbon, the tiny sharp
wings called Cupid s quills and pom
pons of uncurled, ostrich feathers. Art
nouveau ornaments also are called into
For millinery of a more elaborate
type there will be little abatement of
the favor shown to plumes. Lustrous
taffeta and loulslne ribbons In change
able and 'shaded colorings will enjoy a
prosperous spring-time. But picture
hats and lingerie hats of lace and flow
ers are to be queens of the May dance,
and for their adornment there is great
output of .drooping, sentimental blos
soms and of small flowers that quiver
on flexible stems.' Reviving an 1880
fashion are snug little bunches of flow
ers hung with dangling bud fringes.
Some millinery workman has migrated
here from Lillput, for roses,, geraniums,
pansles, daisies and all the flowers of
springtime are offered in miniature
sizes, neat, bright little dwarfs to be
bunched into "posies." , i '"'v::yi
The uee of veil draperies bids fair to
be carried to extremes. 4 Scarcely a hat
hat been trimmed thia s week for the
Palm Beach season Without some large,
lightly thrown square of lace or tulle,
whose charm lies In the misty effect
with which' It envelops the head in the
prevailing shade, of the costume. Long
scarfs of fine lace form the only trim
ming of many hatSvJald ever In easy
folds from right to left and fastened
with ornamental - pins, These vfolds
hang full, -leaving the rest of the veil
to fall straight and scant to the should
members of the commission there are
three members... counting myself Is
Wang Kai'Kah. who came on to St,
Louis several months ago. He Is now
back in China and will cross the Pacific
with the prince. . - The prince will leave
Yokohama on the 30th of March and will
arrive in San Franolsco about the luth
or the 18th of April, on fiis way to St.
Louis.. . ! , !. .
"One of the most ' Interested ' of the
high officials9 to lend his rare private
collection is his excellency Tuan Fang,
viceroy of HupeJi and Hunan provinces.
He has shown a special interest in the
St. Louis exposition, , ''
. "The 1 exhibit will have a very rich
collection of silks and satins and 'vel
vets from the wonderful imperial looms.'
There, will be 110 varieties of .Chinese
native boats, shown in' exact miniature'
models. There will also be models of
famous temples, dbwn te the. minutest
details, of. types Of bridges, of build
ings, of monumental arches, of examina
tion hallft. of public buildings and of
famous idols. Thing characteristic of
each, treaty port are to , be represented,
along with llfe-sise figures attlreds in
richest embroidered silks and satins, to,
show the dress of the palace, besides
showing the, costumes of the plain peo
ple .of each section.- , . .
"There will be many large and beau
tiful photographs of cltlea and of not
able places and of types of people.
Americans and other foreigners hardly
conceive the .immensity , of China and
the diversity of her. peoples. Up, ir.J
Yunnan, for instance, in tne soutnwest
ern part of China,, bordering on Bur
mah, in a very mountainous and littlei
known country; there are 300 different
aboriginal tribes. AH of these' tribes
have different costumes and different
customs, and none, of them look like
Chinese. They resemble Europeans,
Things like that will surprise and amazu
visitors to the St. Louis fair. They will
see the best specimens Of Chinese work
and Chinese art ,
"Mr. Fong of Shanghai, though he
speaks English and dresses like aEu
ropean and was Invited to exhibit at the
St. Louis exposition, was not permitted
to land from the Dorle, Telegrams had
to be sent on to Washington to decide
his case and distinguish him from a
competing coolie laborer. He represents
a tea, porcelain and slk syndicate that
was formed to collect iexhlbita through
out China for this fair. The collection
of ancient bronzes and porcelains and
cloisonne will be of great Interest to
persons who like such things.
"A reform movement is growing over
China, and has been since the Boxer
war. Leaders are pointing out to 'The
government the effectiveness of , little
Japan in, not fearing big Russia, and
are mentioning that China Is twenty
times as big as Japan, and ought - to
control her Independence." .. v-
ers. Dotted veils half a yard wide are
finished with elaborate borders, and are
str draped as-ta give full "effect to the
lace corners. There are veils large
enough for table clothes, which are
meant to be worn like a widow's veil,
caught by the middle to the back of the
hat with a Jeweled buckle, the whole
veil hanging. The hooped automobile
veil of winter Is repeated for the com
ing season in tulle ruffled with Valen
ciennes and run with baby ribbons.
Among the earliest millinery displays
there Is a great store of white hats, but
it must-not be inferred that white Is the
leading color of the opening season.
Champagne tones, etherial blues and
water greens have the look of favorites.
White toques will be relieved by touches
of color in the trimmings. , - , ;
A survival of last year is the grace
still shown to fruit. Grapes, -cherries,
green apples and nuts in variety to fill a
fruiterer's show window , are ripening
untimely for the parade of Easter. '
Including in this week's display of, a
Fifth avenue importing house was a
tan-colored 1 turban" typical of many to
be shown. Its brim waa not less than
four inches in depth and was woven
of a coarse, pretty wood-colored straw.
Banding this brim at mtdhelght ran a
box-plaited ruche of brow a velvet, under
which-jirere-XhrUst- at one aide -two
brown and white quills whose silver
holders stuck pertly up above the
crown. ' .. . .
Equally In line with the season's fan
cies was a light mode-colored straw tur
ban, 'large and framed to come well
over the face. Its rolling brim was
wider in the back than in front, and was
flattened against the crown behind, A
facing of shirred brown' tulle covered
the outside of the brim. , Creeping vines
of moneywort, with tiny round leaves
and yellow flowers, filled the space be
tween brim and erown, dangling ends
falling at one aide.
Yet a third style ef turban was ex
emplified in a water-green creaivlon
pointed in front and composed entirely
of folds of ttille shading, through a
multitude of bues nd greens. Its only
trimming- consisted of a couple of blue
pond lilies dropped between brim and
crown and held in place by loops made
of .their .long, flexible stems.
One of the many new trlcornes was in
white. Just tinged with the warmth of
cream color. Its shape was more Irreg
ular, more prpnounoedly In three' divis
ions than are most of this season's host
of continentals, but kept the piquant ef
fect so well suited, to frame young
faces, A rucbo of white taffeta was
Inset near the edge of the brim and In
closed within the grasp of the three
horns was a mass of white, cream-tinted
A Watteau hat was particularly
dainty. Pointed In front and reaching
forward over the head, it was com
posed of ruches pf black tulle edged
with lace, and was trimmed with chains
of little button roses that hung over
loose ends, yet cunningly arranged,
From the Grants Pass Courier.
Josephine county can boast of three
great industries: Mining, lumbering and
fruit raising. The failure for a season
of any one -of which would not BCrlously
Interfere with the business of the
other. Mining, while ' it hae been car
rled on- here for many years, is yet in
Its Infancy, at least in the quarts fields,
and la a steadily growing industry.
Within the next few years the, orchard
area will be greatly increased and the
opening 'of the irrigating system now
unaer construction will bring under cul
tivation thousands of acres of valuable
fruit lends now unproductive. Jose
phine county for years past has been
furnishing the best grade of sugar and
yellow pine for interior finishing work
and -the owners of splendid , homes
throughout the continent view with pride
the handsome sugar pine doors and cas
ings from the Southern Oregon forests.
There-are yet -hundreds f acres of
splendid timber in the hands of ? the
millmen and , many sawmills , are scat
tered throughout the county.; Hundreds
of acres are in the hands of private in
dividuals and there are yet vacant gov
ernment lands heavily timbered. It is
supposed. by mnny, that - all the good
timber has been , taken, but' there are
hundreds of valuable claims yet open
for entry. , ,
Small Change
The political Toms end Harrys of
Ohio will have to stand back and wait;
Dick is the lucky man.
No amount or character of Oriental
war newa can dull the appetite for news
of American prise fights.
NO, there will be no "universal war"
-If we have real statesmen at the head
of the United States government..
Many more or less distinguished cltU
sens, are not well pleaaed with the per
sonnel of the canal commission.
Many would-be candidates could make
an honest living, and a better one,
easier, than by going lnta politics.
Words don't weigh according to their
number, nor even always in proportion
to. the force with which they are ut
tered..,,. ' It seems difficult for even great gov
ernments to learn that the plain truth
is never so. harmful as retorts that next
day have td be admitted false, jot the
suspicion aroused by secrecy.
The question whether a bank clerk or
other urhain employe can safely marry
on $1,000 a year Is being much dis
cussed. With many, it depends on how
much money the girl has, or Is to have.
He is' an unahifty political orator or
partisan- writer, on either sde, who
cannot -point to ' Washington, Jefferson,
Jackson, Lincoln, and even McKlnley,,
at great exponents of the principles and
policies he advocates.
Where was the editor of the Manila
News, that Sunday? He auks; "What
did the furious' blue streak vertlcalMn
the broad patch of golden glory as the
sun was sinking on Sunday night mean?
Waa it a sign of tho times?'
Mr, President; The Republican clubs
will Indorse whatever' you do, even if
you should steal the treasury, set up sn
empire, and murder everybody' who
hadn't declared for you. Yes they're
built that way. Offices.
Isn't it foolish of Japan and Russia
to be fighting over Korea and Man
churia, when after the. war is '"over
Rockefeller can take them any day from
the victor, if he takes a notion that he
desires them to expand the United!
States V .
When nine grown children f a Loulsv
vllle couple had assembled to celebrate
the golden wedding of their parents the
father announced that he had selected
the occasion as a fitting time to enter
suit for divorce. S'brtunately the law
of nature is such that this old man
cannot live to make, a fool of hjmself
very long. l-
The. ..Seattle Presa, -exclaims; "A great
victory for municipal reform was won
in tho Republican city convention yes
terday when, In accordance with the will
of the people, expressed at the recent
primary elections, Councilman James of
the Fourth ward and Klstler of the
Second were defeated for renomlnation."
Proclaim it in the ends of Dan and
Beershebs that now Seattle is to be
''reformed" sure. . '
After all, when it .comes to a ques
tion of absolute right, and Portland's
Interests, too, it seema that all the help
Senators Mitchell and Fulton could get
was from the Democrats. The Republi
can senators were tied, tightly to the
shipping trust, Well, let us not blame
them too severely) no doubt there is a
great "graft" in it somewhere; and this
la what most political party "principles"
have resolved themselves into. What
else does a man want to get into that
mob called congress for? '
Baker City Democrat: The1 political
friends of Hon. Malcolm Moody are.
clearing tho way for his nomination t
congress in the Second district in ppo
HltloAjto' Congressman Williamson. Mr.
Moody's friends are legion and they are
not of the quitting kind.
' La Grande Observer; District Attor
ney Samuel White, who has been in the
city a day or two,' stated that while he
thinks he has" no reason to feel dis
couraged, the Republicans will make It
quite Interesting for him in the race
for the district attorneyship.
Sherman County Observer: Politi
cally speaking, there are no bubbles in
the Sherman county pot at present, The
day fpr" election is afar off. The sowers
of dragons' teeth Jn Multnomah and
Wasco counties are working hard, how-,
ever, to split the grand old party, while
the opposition, condor like, sit perched
upon, surrounding peak awaiting re
sults. If stalwart Republicans do the
reasoning there will beno dethronement
in. June to Jeopardise the presidential
election In November, but to be lad by
any faction socking revenge it Is possi
ble that all- may be lost.
, Roseburg Plalndealer (Rep.): ' Is It
not about time for the Republican
voters of Douglas county to remember
the two graft' bills fathered in the sen
ate by Senator Booth? We refer to ,the
attempted virtual confiscation of all the
available timber In Oregon under the
logging stream graft and the fire ranger
bjlL A scheme is up and a trade made
to deliver the ; Republican voters of
Douglas county like a lot of sheep Into
the Booth camp.
St. Helens Mist: t Is time, for the
good of the party, that the people, In
stead of the bosses, both nominate and
elect the ticket. Columbia County has
good officials. We believe they , are all
honest and painstaking, and no attack
will be made upon their records by this
paper. But this is, a Republican county,
and there is no" good reason why com
petent Republicans should not be
nominated and elected.
B. L. Eddy In the Thlamook Headlight
announoes that he will not be a candi-
date tar ih p.nnM(i,. i,,i..ii.. ...
' - - - . V .(wyMwiivwil. HUHIMWIIVII 1U1
representative in congress, and adds:
auinuu me nepuDjican State convention
see fit to nominate me for one of the
circuit judgeships, I would be grateful,
If the convention should do otherwise,
it will be all the same. I trust I can
llyevln future aa in the past without
the Income of a public position, even
though it may require the ,same hard
work that I have always found neces
sary in order to succeed.
f. "A final word about congressional
matters. Those whe are genuine friends
of Mr. Hermann, and who are not mere
ly using his nama as a shield from
whloh - to strike at those the."'-dislike,
will be very cautious about aiding and
abetting Demo-Popultstle abuse of loyal
Republicans; who afe not laying any
straws in Mr, Hermann's way,"
, All of which is Interesting, if hot lm
portent T , 4