Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972 | View Entire Issue (July 21, 1904)
THURSDAY, JULY 2a 1904.
THE OTRfEOON DAI LY
' ! " AN
C. C JACKSON
Publlshed vry averting" (except Sunday) ul every Sunday morning .at The
. ;.. : i
.-Si: I'THE EUROPEAN CRISIS.
THE CONTROVERSY' which has suddenly arisen be
; tween Russia and Great Britain and to exciting
the gravest fear 4 Ue diplomats tt both coun-
tries, turns not upon ths general question of the. right .of
search, as has been frequently assumed
cusslon of the situation, but upon the
Russia did not exercise the right in
The right of a war vessel of a belligerent nation to stop
and search a neutral versel upon the high seas for ths
purpose of ascertaining whether' or not- is violating
the laws of neutrality by carrying contraband or war to
ths enemy, is recognised by all nations. Except where
modiled by treaty., this right Is undisputed. No question
therefore could, bo raised as to the right of a Russian war
vessel to stop an English merchantman bound for a
Japanese port, and to make search to discover whether she
was carry Ing contraband goods. !
". England haa always insisted, upon the right of search.
and it was. her attitude upon this question, coupled with
her insistence that aha had not only tha right of search
but also tha right to seise British seamen found on' board
American vessels, which led to the war of ISM. Half a
century later, when Mason and Slldell had been seised
and taken from a British merchantman by an American
war vessel, this country was obliged to acknowledge that
the act of seizure had been made contrary to tha law of
nations., but even in this case nothing occurred t6 shake
the doctrine of right of search.' '.,';.. v '
It Is, however, thoroughly established that the 'right of
search eanbe exercised only by vessels of- war.' A
merchantman flying the flag of a belligerent has no right
to stop or search neutrai vessels, and
be regarded aaa "direct act of piracy. In tha dispute
Which has arisen between Great Britain and Russia, the
former contends that the Russian "vessels Smolensk and
St. Petersburg were not war vessels, but merely merchant
men, and therefore committed an. act of. piracy when they
searched and seised the Malacca. In order to pass out of
ths Black Sea through tha- Dardanelles, the two Russian
Vessels had displayed the mercantile ensign, but upon en
tering tha Red Sea they hoisted .the military ensign, took
aboard their armaments and assumed th character of
ships of war. As war vessels they could not 'have 'passed
the Dardanelles, and tha ruse adopted was for" the pur
pose of smuggling themselves through without an open
defiance of treaty obligations. .. Great Britain -contends
that if they were merchantmen when they passed ths Dar
danelles they were still merchantmen when they searched
and seised the Malacca, and that they therefore committed
an overt act of piracy ' " , ; ''
The -right of search, when properly exercised, la not dis
puted by the British government' and Is not Involved in
the controversy. , S ' : .
GERMANY LEADS IN BICYCLE EXPORTS.
WE ARte'WfiNt TO THINK of the bicycle as an
C invention which ' baa :;, been" brought to its
, r highest perfection in the United States, and
to complacently assume that in this, as in so many other
lines, American manufacturers have excelled all others.
It la a somewhat unwelcome surprise therefor to dis
cover, that although' this country was for several years
easily th leader In this" particular line of manufacture.
it has lost its supremacy and is now
in -the race. Germany . now exports
AT THE THEATRES
' ' AT SHIUr PABK,
"Each week it crows better." That
is ths verdict of those wbo havs fol
lowed ths work of the Shields Musical
Stock company. Next week "La Mas
cott" will be presented.
bwovbtkb run. .
To a thin leather thong William
Schon trusts his Ufa while hanging
head downward. He's at the Bijou. This
acrobat does stunts on a trapes never
seen her before. The California Clip
per Comedy Co. has a song and a mlmto
ketch that take the house by storm.
Traak 4k Murray, a ragtlm pianist and
a soubrette, are the funniest ever.
Bene A Allen have the newest dance
on tba coast Bijou vaudeville Is the
good kind. And the Bijou's cooL
' COOt BATS AT TXB STAB.
Cool with the fresh - coolness of a
cavern is the Star theatre. Numerous
electric fans whisk gentle breeses
through the hous while pumps foroo
the warmer air out through specially
constructed shafts. V'p and down the
aisle a hoy carales Ice water continu
ally, in the ladles' waiting-room a capa
bl maid attends to the wants of the
patron. As for the program, tb ludi
crous dancing of Robinson, the senior
partner of Robinson & Robinson, Is
without a doubt a most ridiculous, most
laughable , and most original effort
Watch for the ooupon in tmorrow's pa
per. . -J
- AicATxiraa a abcadb.
Tomorrow night Is '"amateur night"
at the Arcade theatre, and a number of
embryo entertainers will make their de
but -upon tb vaudeville stage "Ama
teur night" is on of the most amusing
features yet introduced at this play
house. ' Little Baby Owens is making
the hit of the week with her childish
coon songs, while the rapid-Ore comedy
work of Brandt and Liorano Is like the
continuous crackle of a bunch of fire
crackers. The hot weather docs not In
commode the patrons of the Arcade
theatre. owing1 to the perfect arrange
ments for ventilating and cooling the
V ; X.TKIC BXLB.
An hour's enjoyment, can be had for
10 cent at the Lyric, the home of re
fined vaudeville, whor nothing but the
heat Is given. J This .week bill Is a
great on. Graham P. Tabor com-,
neny la The Llttl Girls;" Busch, the
greatest gymnast; Athon, Clark A Wll
on, in "The Furniture Man;" the Vita
scope, and Raymond G. Baldwin in II-
uatrated songs. , Best music in the city.
.. BaTT AT Tata BAXXB. ...
Fvary one who attended the Baker
kheatr this week fell in love with
'Betsy." The comedy never falls to
bring forth laughter. Th popular com-
rany all appear at their best, and though
this is th first time ''Betsys has ver
iieen seen in fort land. It is safe to as-
urn that tt will always b reraera-
Mred. . ... ..-.-', .'-.".
Cvery child In th land who has not
seen "little lord Kaustleroy" Will ll
ta attar years that he bag ba deprived
INDEPENDENT NEW8PAPBR . "
PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL PUBLISHING CO.
Streeia, X uruaiiu, ungn, , .
OFFICIAL, PAPEtt OF .TUB CITY OF
great as those of
Step by step the
American rival out
find little sale in
the empire was
in newspaper dls
a proper manner.
S2.094.400 In 1903.
German bicycles is
grateful to American
Ho that it is no part of the duty of members of the con
sular service to provide money or transportation for in
has led him to respond too readily to appeals from pan'
nlleas countrymen and the drain has proved too heavy. .
"An idea which
in the United States,'
attempt it "would
to relieve indigent
Viewed from thr
Intended as a charitable aid society. '
able results have
hesitate to interfere where the city engineer has granted
to a contractor permission to dump his building materials
upon the street.' But these permits can be granted only
"under certain restrictions, and these restrictions are con
stantly Ignored.' .Under no circumstances can a contractor
or any other individual be allowed to occupy more than
half the width of a street, nor can1 he occupy the street
beyond tha sidelines
building. If tha police keep their eyes open they will find
scores of instances
ignored. There are
mortar beds. Traffic li greatly impeded. and if a fire
should occur the
cident. It is a difficult thing to convince the trespassers
upon .the streets
rights there, and
only a bad second
mors bicycles -than
venience of the genera! public. ' .
of on of th real pleasure of child
hood. Th Baker theatre company, with
Dot Bernard aa the young lord, will give
a splendid production of this piece next
weeic it begin. Sunday afternoon and
runs all next week.
BZAYOXiO tTl TO DATS.
"Dlavolo Up to Date" continues to at
tract big audiences to Shields' Park, and
this clever adaptation of Ura xlavolo'
has again proved tb merit of th stock
company that this summer has ' been
handling burlesque for th njoymnt of
the park s patrons. It is cool at Shields'
Park, no matter how hot th night is.
"DXT BABBY AT TXS OOT.V1IBXA.
On" of th finest theatrical produc
tions ever brought to Portland la "Du
Barry," in which Mrs. Leslie Carter is
filling an engagement of a week at the
new Columbia theatre. It is .the same
production as Mr. David Belasco pre
sented in New York and which has been
before th American publte for the past
three years. The company . I skilled
and the star, Mrs. Leslie Carter, la de
clared by many critics, to b th great
est actress in this country.
The performance at th .Columbia
theatre last evening wa witnessed by
another large and fashionable audience
which was free with its praise. The
plsy has a peculiar charm whloh makes
It a favorite from ths rise of tire curtain
on the first act.
Beats are now selling at Row Mar
tin's drug store for t he remaining per
formances. Tber will b a' matin
The life and work of th noted Jewish
Zionist, Theodore Herat, were auloglsed
at meetings held by Portland Jews laat
evening. -At Talmud Torah synagogue
addresses were given by Dr. David Le
vlne, D. Soils Cohen and Isaac Swett.
Dr. Adolph Abbey Was chairman of th
meeting' and spoke of th singular prog
ress of th Jewish rare, which h char
acterised as "a peculiar people going
through the world an interrogation
point without any answer) existing in
spit of circumstances, while all other
nations exist because of circumstances."
The sneaker stated that th Jew has not
cultivated brain or brawn, but ha has
realised that th real environment In
which we live Is not th mere sir w
breathe, nor the ground on which we
stand, hut human thoughts Eloquent
resolutions of regret upon the death of
Hersl were adopted at a meeting of the
Portland Zionist society, the Junior
Zionist society and. th Lovers of Zlon
at a meeting held last night-
At a meeting of the Congregation
Ahavt Bholom. on Third street near
Harrison, an address was made by 'Isaao
Swett, who took-for his subject "Dr.
Theodore Hersl and Zionism." .
from the Mew Orlesns Times-Democrat.
, "you know Jones, who was reputed
so rich?' Well, h died the other dsy,
and the only thing h left was an old
Dutch clock." ,i !
"Well, there's on good thing ahmil tV,
It won't be much -trouble to wind up his
J NO. P. CARROLL
Journal Building. Fifth and Yamhill
any oer nation and during tha year 1901 her shipments
of Mrvilca ta other countries were mora than twlc as
the United Btates. "
German bicycle baa been crowding its
of the running. American wheelsnow
Germany although only a few years ago
flooded with them, and the demand In
other foreign markets has steadily diminished. Germany's
exports of bicycles have grown from S2.927.400 ia-MOl-to
ft.S17.200 Jn 190S; during the same period the exports from
the United States have dropped from $2,(94.200 in 1901. to
Presumably the increased demand for
due to a less cost of manufacture and
priced rather"hanlo any superiority of
all events this supposition is WTe mora
CONSULS CAN'T HELP THE INDIGENT.
FROM a United Btates vice-consul in Mexico comes
, a plaintive request that tha press of this country
will endeavor. to impress' upon the traveling pub
dlgent Americans ' who. become stranded in foreign ports.
It is plain that tha complainant speaks from a trying and
perhaps expensive experience.- Hie patriotic -disposition
seems to' have obtained general credence
says tha victim. Is that if an Araer
lean abroad finds himself stranded,' ha can always get
horn by applying ta his consul. Where or how this idea
originated Is unknown, but it appears to b possessed -by
at least tS per cenj of all Americana who travel abroad.
The widest possible publicity should be given to the fact
that American consuls abroad have no funds with which
Americans or to send them home.
standpoint et the-consul and with .i
proper regard for his private bank account, his. protest
seems eminently reasonable. The consular service is not
CLUTTERED UP STREETS.
instructions have been issued to the
see that all obstructions are removed
public streets and sidewalks, no notice
yet followed. Apparently the police
of Yh property upon which he is
where thesa restrictions are absolutely
several blocks nesr the heart of the
business district where fully two thirds of the , width of
the street Is occupied by plies of lumber or sand or by
engines could scarcely pass without ac
ihat they re absolutely without any
that they must give way to the con
MAY BRING SUIT
' By the decision of Judge Sears in
tb stat clrouit court, saying that legal
notice had not been given to tha leasee.
W. EL McPherson, to vacat the Tremont
hous, th door Is thrown open for 40
or mor-damage suits that may be
brought against th owner of the build
ing, J. H. MoClung, by th tenants of
the notel, whose effects were thrown
into th street by order of McClung,
when on April tl deputy sheriffs sum
marily ejected the lessee and his patrons
from the hotel. The lessee, McPherson.
proved that he was not given legal no
tice by MoClung to vacate, and that the
only notlc he received was a sharp
raise' in th rent of $10 par day mor
than he had been paying. The court
held that this was not a reasonable In
crease nor a valid notice under the lease
snd ordered that McPherson's rights
on th premise be restored.
ALLEGE HE FIRED
HOTEL FOR MONEY
Th suit of VT. O. Btltt and Mtchsel
Fresh sgalnst ths Thurlngla Insurance
Company of Germany to recover 13,400
on a policy covering a hotel burned at
Westport last March, la answered by the
Insurance company with a defense in
which are sensational charges against
Btltt. Th insurance company alleges
that Stltt intentionally set fire to the
hotel, with the intention of getting the
insurance money, for th reason that
th lumber mill at Westport. employing
a large number of-men, - was -closed
down and the buslneas of the hotel de
stroyed. It is alleged by the company
that Stltt had entered into sn agree
ment to buy the hotel for $2,800. which
was its ruit value, ana that after the
closing down of the mills the value of
the hotel - property shrunk to -about
$1,000. It la alleged that the hotel
man heard of the proposed, closing of
th. mill, snd at th time the insurance
was procured h wss aware of the im
pending conditions and did not Inform
th agents of th company.-
FEAR MISSING MAN
HAS BEEN MURDERED
Th police are today, bending ,thelr
energies In an effort to unravel the
mystery of the sudden disappearance of
William Roberta of Rainier. Oregon,
who came tq Portland to sell a piece of
property of his at North Yakima, Wash.
If was to receive 11,000, snd tt is the
belief of his wife that he has been
murdered and robbed.
Airs. Roberts called at the police
station JAst night, and to Captain Grits-
macher declared that ah and her hus
band never had any troubles, snd that
she believes that he has met with foul
play. . ..... .,..
Alice Herbert says he is a self-made
man. ' .
Kitty How he must suffer from re
Keep cool; you can if you try.
' Let's ; isn't Esopus "Dutchyt
Don't bother about politics much Just
yet. . . v.-v '
Irish T .
Parker --isn't that partly
Mrs, Carol In Chapman Catt is to be
heard from yet
Did you miss asking anybody: 'Is it
h t n gh fr your . -
, Th vole of war. la not th vote of
tru civilisation' or progress.
7 Secretary Morton Is studying how to
attach palac cars to steamers. -,
HrfH ' ' ' '
With fruit growing Sd big in Oregon it
Is dlfflouit to keep the big ones ail on
top. . , '
After awhile it will be discovered, and
decided, whether a gamblers' trust runs
this town. ...
While th preacher are away at play,
Th newspaper men will try to hold th
devil at bay.
Why wouldn't Schwab have mad .a
model secretary of the navyT Ha is ex
ceedingly familiar with water.
Is Jim Hill HIT If not, why this
stupendous alienee, sine that decision
in Harriman's favorT ' ,
Mr. Cleveland la up in th hills of
New Hampshire, but h will get back
to New -.Jersey in tlm to . vot for
Parker. - . -
There are multitudes of fine, fat cat
tle in th country to be had cheaply, yet
those who can afford to buy meat will
hav to pay still mor for It, and many
who want it will go without it
At last Mr. John Barrett has arrived
in Panama, where he will remain sev
eral days, arranging for another trip.
His salary never stops, however.
-BUTYT AJTP TBJ TTYB THsBS,
' From th Corvallls Gasett.
Jamas Duffy, who lives at th head of
Beaver creek, had an experience a few
days sgo that he will not soon forget
It seems impossible to be true, yet such
Is the' veracity of th narrator that no
possible doubt can be attached to the
Duffy wsjs out hunting and had lust
two cartridges loaded with bird shot
when he cam upon five "fat and sassy"
brown bears. Th mountains are full of
bear this year owing to th big crop of
wild berries and ' they are uncommon
independent and sassy sava Duff v.
There was a mother and her four cubs
and they were eating berries and didn't
propose to be disturbed.
Duffy knew he could not kill all five
with only two loads snd resolved to keep
those for emergency. Two of the bear
took after htm and they were very much
disposed to fight, when Duffy stopped
their progress by two well-directed
shots. ' There wss a howl of pain and
savage anger that called tha other bears
to the scene. Duffy, taking advantage
of thla little lull in th contest, mad
good bis escape. It sounded to him like
there were 40 Instead of five. He want
home as quickly as possible and secur
ing the assistance of several neighbors
iook tneir dogs and went back to where
he had first seen them! They, struck
the track, but night cam on and they
were compelled to give up th chase.
W1Y KB WA ACQUTTTO.
From' th Alanv Herald.
Sheriff J. H, Ross of Toledo. Lincoln
county, was in Albany- yesterday after
noon on mi way to Salem, whither ha
took two young men of Newport who
wers convloted of robbing summer col.
tages during th early spring, and sen
tenced to on year each in the penlten
tlary, Th two young men. Irvine De
Boles and Tareld Tellefson. war part
of an organised band, th object of
whloh was th despoiling of summer
cottages at toe Nye creek beach, and
they had robbed eight of these before
they wer arrested. DeBolse pleaded
guilty to th chars or larceny In a
dwelling and Tellefson stood trial, was
found guilty by a jury, and each was
sent up for on year, th lowest sentence
the court could Impose. Georg H. Dc
Bolae, father of th young prisoner of
that nam, a former minister, was also
arrested and tried on th sam charge.
but was acquitted. Sheriff Ross stated
that the elder DeBolse had his entire
family. In court daring th trial, and
on of his llttl children was about his
neck nearly through th ntlr term of
th court This seem o hav mad an
Impression on th jury, for th verdict
was for acquittal, ft is stated that
when th jury first retired they stood
eight for conviction snd four for ac
quittal, and later changed to ten for
conviction, but Anally a verdict of ac
quittal was reached, probably owing to
th helnleas condition of th family.
whose main support ths father la.
jrtrooa vabkbb niu a stoby.
From th New York MalL
Mr. Sheehan la reciting with gusto a
story he hsd from Judge Parker at Eso
pus "th only tlm," aa th jurist put
tt "when the sincerity or my judicial
utterances was ever impugned.".
Years ago, when Parker was a trial
judge and Counselor Nolan waa living, a
case rams be for him tn which th
plaintiff sued to recover money lost at
cards, alleging that he had been cheated.
Nolan appeared for th plaintiff, and
proceeded to explain th mysteries of
poker, going through th whole liturgy
of "ehlps," "blinds" and "antes."
"Really, counselor,- mterrupted mar
ker, with the utmost gravity, "your ex
planation nf th methods and hbmencla-
ture of this so-caned -poner gam must
be as perplexing to the jury as It. Is to
the court- Can't you make it a llttlo
'Sure I can, your honor," answered
Nolan, In a rich brogue. "Sure I can, If
your honor will kindly lend me tha pack
of cards your honor has In your honor's
Character Analysis. ,
From tha Washington Star.
"He Is a great deal of an optimist"
said one bright girl.
Tea, answered tha other, "and an
egotist as well." .,.
Can on be botnT" .
Certainly. He is cheerftil because he
firmly believes that the world cannot
go wrong so long aa h lives in it and
looka out for If
Baa Plenty of Company.
" From th Kansas City Star.'
Still. If Henry Glassawsy Davis, sged
11, Is elected vice-president he will
make a nice playmate Indeed for Sena
tor Pettus, who Is It; Senator Morgan,
$0; Senator Hoar, 7$; Senator Piatt Tl;
Senator Oullom, Tt; Senator Pepew, 70;
Senator JIawley, 71; Senator Fry. 73;
Senator Allison, It, and Senator Proc
ter, ta, . - --' . - -'.
. July tl. We had a breesa from the
southeast by th aid of ; which w
passed, at about 10 miles, a willow
Island on the south, near highlands
covered with timber at th bank, and
formed Of llmeston with cemented
sheila. , On the opposite side Is a bad
sandbar, and the land near it la. cut
through at high water by small chan
nels forming a number of islands. - The
wind lulled at T o clock, and we reached.
In the rain, the mouth of tha great
river Platte, at a distance of 14 miles.
The highlands which had accompanied
us on the south for ths last eight or ten
mile stopped at about thre quarters of
a mile from the entrance of the Platte.
Captains Lwls and Clark aacended the
river In a pirogu for about on mil;
they found the current very rapid, roll
ing over sand and divided into a num
ber of channels, ' none of which ar
deeper thsn five or six feet One of
our Frenchmen, who spent two winters
on it ays that it spreads at some dis
tance from tb mouth: that its depth is
T H E H O MES K E R
7 (By CHARLES K. BURNSIDE) y
A man went out to Kansas from a certain astrn state,
- Intent on making money at a very rapid rata -
. H had heard- about, ths country,whertht gen breeiegblow
And the fruMs of agrlcultur in untold abundance grows -'Where
the yields of wheat per acr ar phenomenally great, -
When compared to what la harvested In any eastern state, ...
: Where the golden corn-lsgrowlng ss it, never elsewher grows.
And -th crop is never injured by the army: worms or -crowa.
Ha had .heard about ih pralriea juat
Where tha view ia unobstructed by a
Where, in short, th happy farmer, if he haa a frugal wife,
Can accumulate a competence and not wear out hla Ufa .
All these things and mors h gathered from the pamphlets h rcivd,,
And he read and pondered dally, read and pondered and be Moved.
Vanished then tha old contentment came a spirit of unrest;.
And he longed to e th country vaguely called "the golden weat"
So at last he sold the homestead, sold th house where he was born, '
And the rough and stony hillsides where for years he'd hoed th corn;
Where his father tolled before him and his father's fatherr too. A V
Leaving but th farm behind them, poor, but fre from debt 'tis true. , .
Then he gathered all tha proceeds from the things he hsd to sell.
And with but a sigh at parting bad tb east a long farewell. .-'
And with bright antlcipatlona of th wealth for him in tor,j' v
Journeyed out to sunny Kansas, as has been remarked before.
He arrived one summer morning, when all nature seemed to smile,' ' ,
And he straightway fell a victim to a real estate man' gull, .
And without tb slightest knowledge of the way these agents He,.
He obtained a quarter section at a figure rather high. . -
Then he settled down to farming and contentment was his guest, .
While he waited for ths harvest gathered only In th west
That first year waa an exception and his toll was not in vain, -
For his crops grew In abundance, aided by an early rain;
And the harvest that he gathered filled his hesrt with vast delight " .
And the smiling face of fortune seemed no longer out of sight '
But ths next year cam misfortune, when tha rain refused to fall.
And In consequence the harvest was dlseouragtngly small.
But the next year seemed propitious and th farmer's heart grew light,
For another goodly harvest was apparently tn sight ' - ' .i-
Then there cam th sprightly "hoppers" and they gav a social hop,
And according to their custom they devoured every crop. y
Then the farmer was dtscoursged at th hardness of his Tate,
And he wished he hadn't ventured from his far-off native state..
Where he'd tolled, it may be, harder, but had never tolled in vain.
For he'd never known a failure of a crop of hay or grain. - . ;
And he longed to climb the hillsides, through the fields once more to roam.
As he used to do in boyhood in th dear old eastern horn.
And th old farm seemed a treasure h had lightly cast away,
For a luring western mirage that had vanished in a day. '"
And th next year's scanty harvest had' but Just been stored away.
I WhH m. playf"! Knn cyclone chanced to pasa hla place one day;
. . ... . ... .....
And tn Darn wnicn neia tne proceeas oi a season s ton ana care, a
Waa caught in that gigantic whirl and wrecked beyond repair.
' Then the farmer rose in snger and he said, "It la enough,
"If I could find thet sgent now I'd treat him mighty Tough.
And with adjectives emphatlo that th printer won't repeat '
He declared he'd shake th Kansas dust forever from his feet '
So he gathered up the remnant of the things hs'd once possessed.
And he straightway bought a ticket that would take him farther west
" ' e . " ' e ' " e .' ' e ; 1 '''.:'' -
In th grand Willamette valley he has found a horn at last, - - V
That he thinks will prove a recompense for all the hardships past;
, Where no fear of drought or cyclone can disturb th farmer's sleep,
And th man is sure of plenty who will plow and sow and reap. . .
And though still he has a feeling for the old home far away, -,, , '
He has found a place that's better, and is satisfied to stay, .
,.'( ' - - ..." ;
OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH
(By Lady Henry Somerset)
There has been much comment lately
on the encroachment gradually, but
sura, mad on th observance of Sun
day aa a day of rest, both in England
and Ameiioa, Fashionable .- London
leavea the'eity cn mass on Saturday to
spend th day in country houses. That
mean extra work for eervaht, extra
labor for gardeners, and for th people
themselves th Idle day Is varied only
by th diversion of different sorts of
games from lawn tennis to ' bridg
whist Th practice of golftng on Sun
day Is also growing with much rapidity,
and is psrtlcipated in both by men and
women of representative positions in
With regard to this latter gams mere
haa been much heated debate as to
whether or not it amounts to Sunday
Ths Archdeacon of London, Dr. Sin
clair, regards Sunday golf as an en
croachment upon the religious observ
ance of th day; but other eminent
men look upon -it a a healthful prep
aration for a week's toll. There seems
to b great difficulty in adjusting the
stern Puritan view of Sunday , as a
Sabbath to be observed literally as set
out In the commandment and tha con
tinental Sunday, which is looked upon
purely ss a day of ploasur and recrea
tion. It Is curious that the latter view is
not at all confined to the Roman Cath
olio countries, for Luther shared it
strongly, and in hla "Table Talk" w
find him saving: "If anywhere the
day Is mad holy for th mere day's
sake. If any on Sets up Its obaervsnc
on th Jewish foundation, than I order
you to work on it rid on it dano on
It feast on It and do anything that
thall remove this , encroachment on
Christian liberty," and,' strangely
enough. Calvin and Melancthon and
most of th great continental reform
ers., shared this opinion; but whatever
view w may take as to th intention of
Sunday from the religious aspect it is
impossible to lose sight of Its Immense
value a a day of 'rest from a national
poitit of view, and thla aspect has
been strongly supported by such men
Vew Job Beady.
From th Boston Herald.. -.'
If these Imported Guatemalan ant a re
still hungry when they hav finished
eating the cotton-boll .weevils of Texas,
let them- he promptly forwarded to New
England, where a dainty feast of gipsy
and brown-tail moth will be theirs for
th asking. i
- . . -: ' f ,
generally not mor thaii flv or six
feet: that there ar many small Islands
scattered through it; and that from its
rapidity and the quantity of us sana,
It cannot be navigated by boat Or pi
rogues, though th Indians pass it in
small flat canoes mad of hides. That
ths Saline or Salt river, which in some
seasons is too brackish to be drunk,
falls into it from-th -south ahout $0
miles ud. and a llttl above it Klk-horn
river, falls into the Platte from the
norUu.jrunnlng nearly parallel, with Jt he. 1
Missouri for some little distance. The
river Is, in faet, muoh mor rapid than
the Missouri, the bed of which it fills
with moving sands, and drives ths cur
rent en the northern shore, on which it
Is constantly encroaching. . At ita junc
tion th Piatt is about (00 yards wide,
and tha-sam number of miles from the
Mississippi.. With much, difficulty ws
worked around ths sand-bars near- ths
mouth, and oame te above this -point
havlnr mad l.i mile. A number of
wolves wer seen and around us in the
evening. . ? .
aa level aa tne sea..
mountain or a tree;
. . .. . ..
as President Lincoln and. Mr. Glad
stone, Lord Beaconsfleld and President
Harrison, and almost every on of th
prominent member of the - different
English trades unlona .
But after all it Is to th- religious
world that w must look to preserve
th sanctity of Sunday, for if they do
not jealously guard it, th rest which
tt brings to thousands of toilers will
inevitably be taken from tHem.
Th result of the discussion has been
that a lay movement on behalf of a wor
ship and rest day haa been set on foot
In England. It haa been joined by many
distinguished men, and mor thsn 70
of th bishops and clergy preached in
various churches on a recent Sunday in
support of th movement
The Archbishop of Canterbury makes
a striking pronouncement - "Tha Eng
lish people," says th primate, "hav
been entrusted with a pricelesa herit
age in tha English Sunday, that gift
above all others which will meet our
moral needs and keep almpl and faith
ful our dally Uvea,"
"Among th upper classes," said th
Bishop of Stpny in another church,
"there is a growing tendency to dedicate
Sunday to frollo and amusement" and
th head of ths Church Army, whoss
language la never conventional, said:
"W ar trying to be too comfortable.
Some people think they can float to
heaven on. a sofa, wearing a pair of car
pet slippers. If ws hav not th spirit
of Christ wb ar pagan." .
Th popular feeling has had its re
sult in th fact that th king has been
specially guarding th Sunday which
he spent with th German emperor at
Kiel and declined to accept th kaiser's
Invitation to accompany him on board
th Hohensollern to witness th race
tn whleh the Meteor was to hav taken
part laat Sunday afternoon.
The king . attended dtvln - eervice
held tn th pavilion on th deck of the
Hohensollern, whsn th kaiser read th
bible, offered prayer and preached a
short sermon. There is something
curious in ' this "picture afforded of the
two monarch, th nephew preaching to
th uncle, but then th German em
peror is ubiquitous, and fills every role.
From tha New York Sun.
, Nebuchadneiaar Cropped th grass.
. "It's hard." h mused, "that I should
hav to chew lnatead nf smoke just St
th time the candidates give their
friends perfectos, too!" ,
Hereupon for th first tlm h felt th
!ull weight of bis punishment,
I Oregon Sidelights
Astoria is also becoming a Sn tos'
elty.; . .:. , '.
'.Lebanon has survived -a negro min
strel troupe. f
Rogue river salmon 'ar. if possible
liner than ever. ' , '
Sheridan' Sun: Miss Lena Brynjolf
son is a coast visitor. -
Prospectors are inoreaslng tn number
ia th hills around Glendal.
'' W knew all th tlm tt would rain, '
and said so. -Salem Statesman. , .
The salmon ar beginning ta. think
batter of It or rhpe worse, for them,
'A big eastern Oregon harvester cuts, '
threshss snd-sacks iO acres of wheat a
day,; .. ' '. . , .. v
Ths second 'crop of alfalfa tn eastern
Oregon will be the greatest ever. . Stock
all happy.' , ; . ,
Oregon produce th beet e&errle In -
the "world aTiff th"besr of several other
things, too. .
A Cold Springs, Umatilla county, man
will harvest to bushsls of wheat an acr .
from t.OOO acres. .-.
Th' Glendal News says tber ta
million dollars' worth of or in' Sight
In th Benton mln. " . . ., -
Having been praised by a eotempor
ary, th Brownavllle .. Times remarks!
"Listen to. us blush,"
Th Forest Grov milk condenser pro
prietors hav created a lawn and flower
bed that ia a beauty spot '.'.
' A Bend men-wants to bet that th
Columbia Southern will be extended into
Crook county, by August l408.
A Brownsvtll youth went to Morrow
county a few years ago looking for a
job.. This summer he will harvest J0,
000 bushels Of wheat . . . '
Aa Indian squaw walked down our
street ths other day, while her husband
followed .meekly, carrying tb baby. , ,
Salem is -beginning to Imagine, and
not vainly, that it can be something bet
ter, and greater than the seat of the
state capital, ths asylum, and the pent- "
tentlsry,.. ; .,
Albany Democrat: With a fall of 000
feet In It miles ths Ssntlani river from
Idanah to Lyons is. certainly a water"
power to be proud of. Som day it will
Leland correspondence tf Grants Pass '
Courier: The blackberry crop will be '
large. Everybody is happy, no Sickness .
to report, so with plenty to eat snd a
clean conscience snd good clothes to
wear, w are a contented people, also
Newberg Enterprise: Th railroad
people have material on the ground for
a steel bridge over the Tualatin river.
The bridge waa brought hare from New
Mexico, where it had been- used over t
on of th rivers but hsd to be replaced -'
by a larger one. ; ,; ,
Wallowa County Democrat: Th out
look for a large crop of grain, hay. fruit
and vegetables in this county. Is very
bright Ths nrst cutting or alfalfa, now
In process, is very heavy, and, while it
has been damaged by being knocked
down by . th heavy gales, will exceed
that of previous years. . v.
John F. Miller and his mother, Mary
Miller, own a tract of land on Jackson
oreek from- which placer gold has been
taken in years, past, ar now likely to
hav a quarts property that, will yield
as much or mors gold than ever their
placer claim yielded. Tha land ia in the
famous Jackson - creek gold - district
where, gold-bearing ledgea are found In
very hill, but Mrs. Miller had never
had her land prospected and did not
know of this ledge. ,
Advice to the Lovelorn
BY BXATBIOK raiir AX.
Dear Miss Fairfax I am a young girl '
10 years of age and I am going with a
young man four years my senior. He
has asked me to beoom engaged, but
aa th difference in our ages and ray
youth, my mother will not consent I '
love him dearly and would not like to
give him up.
A CONSTANT READER.
You ar very young to be engaged.
and, your mother is your best adviser. '.
The young man ia not too much older
than you. and as you a re both younar .
you can afford to Walt a few years.
Dear Miss Fairfax I am a vouna
man of 17 and desperately In love with
a young lady of my own age. I love
her dearly, although eh will barely
answer me when I speak to her. She la
very odd. She allow me to escort her "
home, but never invites me In. Now,
what I should Ilk to know Is, do you
think she loves me? . Or hsd I better
give her upt As my parents are. very
wealthy and independent I hav many "
girls, but love this on bast Pleas '
advls a poor, lovelorn DICK. "
Show this young lady that you can'
hav other friends If you wish to; then,
u sn reaiiy oares tor you, I think you
will soon And out. Some girls pretend .
to b indifferent when they really care.
and you must find out for yourself. I',
cannot tall you how.
Dear Mis Fairfax I am a young girl '
IT year old and I am going with a
young man about th sam art. One
night, he called at my house snd while .
ther h got hold of my pictur snd
kept It Is It right for. me to let him
wear It or not 7 My parent do not car '
for him,' but I do and h think a areat .
deal of ma He always acta Ilk a gen- "
ueman wnen witn me. Kindly advise
me if I should give him up, ss he ssked
ma to become his wif. ANXIOUS.
I do not see any harm in th vouna ,'
man having your pictur. But be care
ful If your parenta do not like him per.'
hap they ar mor right than you. Do
not be blinded by lov. j;Try and sea him
In his tru light before you promise to '
' When Old Ar Com, ' -
From the New York Tribune. -A
physician f high repute in Parial
who holds singularly advanced views,
says that senility Is Infectious. He has '
failed up to ths present tlm, however,
to discover sn effective antitoxin
against old age, and It is feared that
people or fouracor and mor will con
tinue t glv up living In th eld-fash- v'
loned way when their bodily owra ar
- - - i -