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THURSDAY. DECEMBER IS. 1904.
THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
C S. JACKSON
PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL PUBLISHING CO.
JNO. P. CARROLL
evening ( except Sunday ) and every Sunday morning at The Journal Building, Filth and Yamhill
tracts, Portland, Oregon.
OFFICIAL PAPER OP THE CITY OP PORTLAND
Did you have any Amalgamated?
The csar wants peace after he gets
what lie wants.
Couldn't some magailn get Addlcks to
tell what he knows about LawsonT
A PICKWICKIAN DISCLAIMER.
THERE was an interesting little telegram, one of
many, in last evening's edition of The Journal.
It mav have been overlooked by sonic, but not
In the presiding genius of the Tall Tower. And this is
what he has to say of it in the Morning Oregonian.'
Pretended dispatches from Washington City say
that H. W. Scott wishes to be secretary of the in
terior, and has been trying to "undermine" Secre
tary Hitchcock and to succeed him. These "dis
patches" were written in Portland; they did not come
from Washington. H. W. Scott does not desire to
be secretary of the interior, nor to hold any other
office. He never before heard of any mention of
his name in connection with the office of secretary
of the interior, never thought of it, never asked any
person to do o, and doesn't imagine the president
ever thought of it.
Mark the unkindness, not to mention journalistic dis
courtesy, of the adjective "pretended," "pretended dis
patches," when as a matter of fact no one ever claimed
that there was more than one. But this by the way.
On a bright February morning in 1903, to-wit: the
31st, there appeared in the Morning Oregonian, penned
.v the same hand, a long and learned editorial article
of which, for the moment, nothing concerns us but
these excerpts which are not only interesting in them
selves, but have a most delicious not to say juicy remi
"Since the name of the editor of this jourfla!
appeared yesterday in the balloting of the joint as
sembly, he conceives that the present is a suitable
time, and here a proper place, to make a brief state
ment. Mr. Scott has not been a candidate for the
position; he has not sought it, expected it, nor even
desired it He has asked no member of the legis
lature to vote for him, nor any one else to support
him. He has done absolutely nothing to bring 'in
fluence' in his behalf, in any quarter. He is en
gaged in a business of some importance, is under
necessity of attending to it, and could ill afford to
neglect it, or to sacrifice it to politics and public
duties. And not to esteem too lightly the honor
. and dignity of a seat in the United States senate
he cannot suppose that his position here, as a factor
in the affairs of Oregon, is less important or in
fluential than such position as he might gain in
thst body would be. Had he desired to sit in the
senate he would have employed all proper means
in his power to gain the seat. Months ago he would
have put himself in communication with the mem
bers of the legislature, and with others influential
in various parts of the state. In a word, had he
wanted the position he would have made effort to
get it; since he is not weak enough to suppose that
a result could be had in the absence of the effort
necessary to reach it. ... He solicited nothing.''
That article appeared on the day after the adjourn
ment of the legislature, which had thrust senatorial
honors upon the agile gentleman from Astoria, Mr.
Fulton. On the previous evening, when the article was
pruned. George C. Brownell received a telegram from
Portland signed H. W. Scott, which read thus: "Now
the time. If you can help me it will be appreciated."
The telegram referred to Mr. Scott's desire to haul down
the senatorial plum and clearly manifested no intention
thrice to refuse the kingly crown."
In the light of that event it is not unreasonable for
the public to accept present protestations in a Pick
wickian sense. In that sense Mr. Scott was not then a
candidate; in the same sense he is not' now a candidate.
Yet if he should telegraph his great and good friend,
Dinger Hermann, for instance, a "Cassius-save-me-or-I-sink"
message and that message should subsequently de
velop in the archives it would only be another case of
history repeating itself. Our alert pipe line Washington
correspondent today discloses to the interested people of
Oregon thst Mr. Scott has more than one string to his
bow." In the event that he should strike the banana peel
route in his race for the secretaryship of the interior
there is either Switzerland or Japan waiting to receive
him with open arms, overjoyed to accept him even though
they be his conceded second choice.
It is with pleasure and satisfaction that the public
contemplate the determination of the president to thrust
honors upon our distinguished fellow-citizen when so
many other fellow-citizens, somewhat less distinguished,
perhaps, are compelled to leg like good fellows for what
they get and even then, too often alas, fail to get it, as
they would say in Ireland. Happy, thrice happy, Harvey I
war debts, though the French people are marvelously
thrifty, and hold most of their nation's debts ahioiig
themselves. The people of ytis country could pay the
cost of a big war with no great difficulty or appreciation
oi the burden, because their earning capacity is bound
less, and we can raise and produce everything needed.
But how about Russia and Japan? Their earning
capacity and their ability to'pay, though' large, is small
as compared with ours. The war taxes must for many
years be a very heavy burden upon them. The present
rate of expenses is said to be about a thousand million,
or according to the American computation a billion
dollars a year. In two or three years their aggregate
debt at this rate will equal ours at the end of the civil
war, a debt not yet paid off.
Japan is borrowing at 6 per cent on terms that make
the rate about 8. Russia can do no better. Money can
only be obtained as long as the lenders believe the
security is good. The security is the people's ability to
pay taxes, for years, for generations, to come. This
country made its own money, or in effect paper promises
tjt pay money a forced loan from its own people to
carry on the civil war; but this is the most expensive
system of any of borrowing.
The war goes on, but the cost must be paid by those
peoples -and their descendants. Money shot away is
money lost; only taxation wrung from toil will replace
it. War does not pay. The loss out weighs the gain as a
brick outweighs a feather. "But wars are unavoidable,
inevitable," they say. We don't believe it.
PRODUCTS OF AMERICAN FARMS.
RESULTANT BURDEN OF WAR.
A WAR may result in ultimate gains or advantages
to one or even to both the contending nations.
A war may be to all seeming unavoidable to
one or both parties. But the tremendous cost of war,
entailing heavy burdens through generations upon the
peoples engaging in it, will render wars less and less
frequent, until a war between any nations of consequence
will become a very rare if not an impossible event.
There are compensating profits to some in a war.
The warring nations' necessities provide many individual
opportunities. But to the masses of decimated peoples
who finally through taxation have to pay the cost, a war
is almost wholly loss. Its chief results are suffering,
sorrow, death and an inescapable lifelong burden. The
time may come when the -people of a nation will refuse
to be led or driven to war, but will direct their rulers to
stttle their contention otherwise.
The Russo-Japanese war will severely hurt the people
ot those nations long after the war is somehow ended,
and their children and children's children after them.
The weight of the after-burden is according to the peo
ple's ability to pay the cost. The British people are
very appreciably poorer on account of the Boer war.
Taxes pinch. France is still burdened, indirectly, with
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE WILSON in
his annual report impressively illustrates 'the
vast value of American farm products thus:
"The farmers of this country have in two years pro
duced wealth exceeding the output of all the gold mines
ot the entire world since Columbus discovered America.
"This year's product of. farms is over six times the
amount of the capital stock of all the national banks.
It is three times the gross earnings of all the railways."
The corn crop alone of this year would have paid
the national debt and left a large surplus in the treasury.
The hens this year will have produced one and two
thirds billion dozen eggs at 15 cents a dozen amounting
The increase in capital invested in agriculture since
1000 is estimated at $2,000,000,000. The total value of-
farm products this year is estimated at nearly
The farmers are the hope as well as the sustenance
of the nation. So long as they are thus producing and
prospering the Rockefellers cannot get their long vulture
claws into the vitals of the republic.
The farmers are producing billions and saving and
investing hundreds of millions, not because of a tariff
law, not because of the dominance of a political party,
This is the greatest and best country on earth in
natural advantages, and its farmers are as a rule intelli
gent and progressive men.
So long as the farmers' are doing well, therest of ns
will get along. The prosperity of farmers makes busi
ness, work, opportunities, for all other classes of people.
This wide, beautiful brilliant robe has its seamy side
nevertheless. There is a point of view whence the land
scape lies in the shadow of clouds larger than a man's
hand. While the farmers are thus prospering they are
not as alert as they otherwise would be to political and
economical wrongs. If they are doing well they are
careless about a percentage filched from them for the
benefit of enemies of the republic. But let us not al
ways be looking for the seams on the other side, -the
storm-cloud and shadow behind the beautiful sunlit
slopes, but appreciate and enjoy the fair picture of pros
perity, plenty and peace.
Then ho, the merry farmer! He can and should en
joy the holiday time of the year. He is the most in
dependent and has a right to be the happiest man in
The dear, sacred old ntneiey tariff
la sare ror another year prohaoiy rour
The man who stole tit, 000 In double
eagles In San Francisco ought to be able
to fly high for a while.
Uncle Ira Reynolds was another trust
Ing old soul who believed anything Cas
sis told him. up to millions.
Vardaman has broken out again, Juat
to remind the country that the fodl-
klller Is needed In Mississippi.
Now a lot of Chicago aldermen are
accused of hoodllng. Chicago refuses to
be behind the times In anything.
That T. M. C. A. auditorium Is not
suitable for a large audience. In
of fire there would be a tragedy.
We may now expect a thousand and
one Imitators of Mrs Chadwlck. But
they will have to pick their bankers
Carnegie was angry when subpoenaed
to go to Cleveland; but he wain t nearly
as mad as If he had been obliged to pay
all those notes.
The city marshal of St. Johns Is eerv
lna without any salary for the present
Chief Hunt continues to draw his sal
ary In this burg.
If Mr. Richardson, alleged proprietor
of the Portland club, will put in an ap
pearance he may hear of. something to
The anti-war demonstrations in Rus
sia are significant and presage, much
trouble for the csar beside that which
the Japs are making for him.
A dispatch says that Mrs. Chadwlck
arose "chipper and happy" and ate a good
breakfast the morning after the day she
had fainted away about IT times. Great
No. congress wilt do nothing to In
crease the power of the Interstate com
merce commission or reform the rreignt
abuses. The railroads are evidently yet
MRS. CHADWICK'S BOLD PROMISES.
MRS. CHADWICK said she was going home to
Cleveland to settle up all claims against her,
that she will soon pay all her debts, and that
then she will have something to say, will make some
very interesting disclosures, not forgetting to mention
names of certain individuals.
The public in general and her creditors in particular,
especially old Banker Beckwith, who had only six-bits
or so left, will be pleased when she does this. If she
can square up all these debts she will certainly be en
titled to the floor, and will have a large and deeply in
terested audience. She could earn the price of a hat
or two and perhaps a gown or two by selling the "copy"
of her story to a magazine or newspaper.
Mrs. Chadwick says she will do all this, and we can
not dispute her, for she is a wonderful specimen of a
wonderful sex, and nobody can safely say just what the
limit of her resources may be. Yet for the present it
must be permitted to the public to entertain some doubts
of her ability to keep her word. Some will suspect that
she is a victim of an inbred hallucination, that her hyp,
notic power has become back-acting; and others that in
vulgar parlance she is running a bluff; but we can't
be sure. One can never tell what such a woman is or
is not capable of.
Suspicion that she will not be able to make per
formance square with promise is increased by the
woman's physical weakness, if it be not altogether
feigned. One hour she is calm, resolute, confident, eat
ing heartily and reading the newspapers with critical
interest; the next hour she is hysterical, flighty, faint
ing, fearing to die.. Or is this all acting?
At all events Mrs. Chadwick will be kept on the
f.rst page for at least some days to come.
From the New York World.
efforts to establish colonies of ne
groes in the northwest are met with pro.
tests from . the white neighbors. it
would seem that the rare question he
eVtmes an active Issue wherever the
whites and the blacks are brought to
gether In 'anything like equal numbers.
There Is little occWsJon for the whit
farmers in Minnesota and the Dakota
to trouble themselves over the proposed
colored settlement. The climate is not
congenial to colored outdoor labor, nnd
northwestern farming methods, with
their extensive us of valuable machin
ery, are not adaptable to southern farm
hur.lh Almost all attempts to eolonlse ne
groes have failed Recent real estate
litigation In Madison county. Ttew York,
recall th failure of one of th rllt
colored colonisation experiments, at
tempted year ago, when Oerrft
Smith and hi feltow-abolltlonlsts
tough) that partial solution of the
fjesisjood at OUT
Portland, Dc 15 To the" Editor of
The Journal I beg to call your atten
tion, and also that of the public, to the
article on pnge 8 In your lue of De
cember 10, under the heading of "County
Kxpenses for the Month."
Evidently some person ha given you
erroneous figure regarding the cot of
the fuel used for heating purpose, and
when a statement I made that the cost
of wood fuel averaged about flSO per
month. I will go on record as Baying
that this I a statement which heed
retraction. The fuel company of which
I am manager supplied slsbwood to the
courthouse from May 1. l03. to Novem
ber 1, 1D04, a period of 18 months, the
total coet of this being fl.z4t.1I. s our
hooks will show, or sn average of fft.tt
per month, which I t80.fi le between
actual cost and figure thl person ha
The cost of fuel oil for two months
wss fltl. or ftt.to per month, or fz
more than slabwood, to y nothing of
ff7S cost of Instslllng th oil plant.
Then, again, the assort I m s mad
thst. two men operated the wood fur
naces and one man tPokcre of the oil
burner. Ho It took 'two men to handle
about a cord of wood per day and two
men can handle 10 cord of wood a day
and have time to apare. Thl statement
I a unreasonable a the pretense' of
refusing to dsl with the so-called Ban-flla-Veyy
Fuel monopoly to take oil
from the Standard Oil company.
I will put up tl.000 that It will cost
the county commissioner, or any other
firm In the city, If per cent more to
burn oil at the present price than slab
wood, to say nothing of the cost of In
stalling the oil plant, let the commis
sioners have seen fit to cease burning
the cheap fuel supplied by the Banfleld
Veysey Fuel company, a home industry.
We have no control over trie supply of
fuel received from the mill. The better
the lumber bulnes, th more wood we
receive, and the more bualnes don In
our city, the more taxes are paid Into
the courthouse; but to per cent of the
money paid out for ell leave our city
and never come bark. It eem to us
thai this Is a matter thst all users of
fuel should think of, especially th
county commissioner, when they can
get fuel cheaper at home than they are
paying for oil.
BANFIELD-VEYSBY FUEL COMPANY,
M C. Hanfleld. Manager.
Dr. Chadwlck was greatly surprised to
hear of his wife's performances and pre
dlcament. How did he suppose she got
all her money? But perhaps he was not
very well acquainted with her.
The Hi Johns Review graciously al
lude to Portland as "our neighbor on
the south." Yea, and we're not going to
be annexed to St. John, either, though
that 1 a good town to get next to.
It Is reported that Frank Jajnea I
chronically afflicted with stage-fright
whenever he tries, to act a part in a play.
Would that the same sensations would
attack the sluggers' and soma others.
Th Oregonian says that "power In
wholesale quantltlea has been running
to wast at Celllo, The Dalles and the
Cascades since the, world began." Until
this statement was mada we had sup
posed that there had been some physical
transformations sines the earth' form
appeared out of chaos, and that the Co
lumbia river Itself la a relatively modern
product of the force of nature.
Arago want a good school teacher.
Don't worry about drouths In Oregon.
No more hoboes allowed in Coqullle
At last Albany has organised a com
Bad time to get under the weather,
but better here than back east
Recent rains were worth f 1,000,000
to the farmers of Umatilla county.
Two beets raised near Shedd station
weigh 47 and 40 pounds respectively.
The third lodge of the Knights of
Columbus has been organised at La
That Eugene-Salem-eto. system of
electric railroads seema to have gone to
Many sections of Oregon hold out
natural invitations to thousanda of
Visitfl New York
( By Darlo Mccodeml of the Parla Figaro.)
Watch In hand, I said to M. de Roth
schild: "Believe me, my dear sir. In these
days one can defend one's self against
the gravest disease, against women.
even against the photographer. If one
have sufficient strength of mind, but
against the Journalist no defense is pus
stole It IS useless to struggle. "
With a smile full of delicacy and
-philosophic resignation M. da Rothschild
begged me to sit down, and did so him
self. It was neceasary to bring myself
to pester him with the everlasting ques
tion of the eternal Interview. I began
to do It, but M. d Rothachlld interrupt
ed me, saying:
"In spit of my desire to see no lour
nallst, in spite of th orders I have given
to that end. in spit of all, in spite of
myself, you are here, ready to submit
me to the Interrogatory which I hold in
horror. Mousleur, I admire you!"
"That does not aatonlsh me," I replied,
laughing. "I represent the Figaro, and
when one has such visiting-cards one
haa the right to the admiration or mankind."
"But, now, what Is it you would like to
"All that you desire to tell me, mon
sieur; not a word more."
'Well, my dear sir, the only Interest
ing thing I can tell you I that I am ab
solutely not an lntereatlng person."
MOh, that la not poaalble!"
''But It Is. Sine I have
Every county ought to be her next
summer with samples of the best It
Ashland wets and dry will have an
other battle next week In the ahape of
a city election.
How best to get good road is a big
question thst ought to be kept to the
front until It Is solved.
The Brandon broom handle factory
turned out 20,000 tent pegs Tor the
Japanese army last week.
By June 15 Hill Brother expect to
have 8.000,000 feet of logs ready to put
Into the Willamette above Eugene.
A Christina never approached In Ore
gon when It people were more dis
posed or better able to observe It.
Few countle, If any, can make a
better showing at the exposition than
I. Inn. which Is now preparing to send a
The Ashland Christian ohurch received
a a Chrlatma present 6 yard of car
pet from Mr. Oanlard, a member living
Experiment carried on at th Oregon
Agricultural college show that alfalfa
ean be raised In western Oregon as
easily and successfully as clover.
Two farmer near Lexington .have
purchased a It horse power traction en
gine and plow coating ft.000. The plow
consist or eigm it-incn piuws
A Pendleton couple was re-marrled
within six month after being divorced,
concluding that the separation was a
mistake and that they would try pulllng
In double harne again.
A complaint haa been filed asking for
a receiver for '4m North Bend woolen
mills company and alleging It Insol
vency. It I said to owe th Simpson
Lumbar company over f32,000.
been here I
have been th victim of a mlsunder
tandlng. , I have been confounded with
my grandfather, M. le Baron Alphon
de Rothschild. ' That Is without doubt
a quid pro quo which doe me honor;
but, truly, I do not know how to reply
to the question which th newspaper
of New York do me th honor to ask, in
the belief that they are putting them
to my Illustrious grandfather. Surely,
even you have come prepared to ask me
about the greatest problems of the uni
versal world of finance 1 not that ao?"
"Oh. yea. I have spent hours asking
myself what I should ask you About the
economic condition of Russia, about the
ever-expanding crescent of the house of
Rothschild, about French bonds"
Well, you have wasted your time, for
I cannot reply to any of these transcen
dental questions. Have I not the right
to walk about the world as an the world
I de not think so," I replied.
I hold that when a man Is the Baron
Alphonse de Rothschild he has not the
right to travel simply ror tne pleasure
M. ds Rothschild looked at me, nettled
hi gold eyeglasses- upon his nose, and
after a brief hesitation said to me:
Well. I am very happy to be an ex
ception to the rule which you hay just
formulated. Ye. I am th Rothschild
exception. I did not know New York,
where I hav numerous and very dear
friends: I hsd an extreme desire to ap
proach near to thl marveloua capital of
human activity, to see It cloae. to reel
the formidable vibration of this Amer
ica, which surpasses all, which crushes
all, which produces everything, and
which buvs everything It cannot pro
duce; I desired to experience myself th
nervous, multiplex, infinite lire wntcn
on would say I Impelled by some In
vincible and mysterious force. TM
word of faith of th antique cruaader
was "God wllla If Eh bln! The fate
ful word of America 1 th same. Ood
wllla that th world shall b trans
formed, shall be enlarged, in order to
make place for future generations which
will be mor and more exacting, ana
young, vigorous, powerful America 1
thai standard-bearer of thl broadening
and of thl transformation of old for
mula's. God wills It."
M. de Rothschild w(i completely
transformed. HI eye. In which I had
found at flrat all the steel of a trust,
had softened and shone, lighted up by
a beautiful flame of enthulam.
What imprelon have you, or New
York?" I asked at once, In order that
the Steal. might not resume It coldness.
An admirable impression ; mat i to
Bajrt a thouaand admirable impression.
It IS a great City Wltn a great aiiraci-
lvene. What truck me flrat was It
family llkenos to London; but here
there la more light, more movement,
more gayty: her spleen Is useless.
London Is a beautiful woman clothed In
fog: New York Is a beautiful woman
clothed In unhln. In a word. It la a
country I Ilk very much, and the proof
of thl la that I hall pend all the win
ter here Instead of a rw aya. a nan
been my original intention. What can
one dot Man proposes, America ai-
Ana I must repeat 10 you, my una
air." continued the Baron de Rothachlld,
that I am a lmple tourist, a good call
er Jut a roan traveling ror pleasure
I want the right to e New York as one
see Rome. New York l tne aninnei
of Rome, and I love antlthea."
I beg you to excuse me, m. ae itotn-
schlld, but I wanted to aek you on
oneatlon. the lat. but I fear to be too
"A Journalist I always Inquisitive,
but without Inqulsltlvenea h would
not be a Journalist. Inqulsltlvenesa is
the talent of modern Journalism."
"Well, then, I wanted to ak you If It
I true that you came to New York to
"Oh, that I a little too much!"
"I have been told that It was o."
"You hav been told a canrd"
"However, I think It might not be
uch an Impossible thing."
"Very Wll, then find me the wom
an," replied M. de Rothschild, laughing.
"But I believe th choice will be very
difficult, for I find all the women In
New York ara pretty." i
"And do you also like their style, their
manner. thlr way of dressing?"
"Yes, I find them very Interesting. I
observe that the American woman not
only love independence, but loves to
display thla Independence, and he Is
right. What good would liberty do her
If he could not abuse It 7"
"What do you think of the American
"I find, above all. that they dance
very well there."
One started upon thla subject, my
conversation with M. de Rothachlld wss
agreeably prolonged. It was a delight
to me to have Baron Alphonse de Roth
schild chat upon art, literature, the
stage chat. In fine, about useless
thing and M. d Rothschild did It with
the greatest pleasure. He poke to me
In pur Italian about Mm. Du. In
French about Mm. Rejnne, and In Spnn
lah about Mm. Guerrero. M. de Roth
nchlld know vry comer of Europe.
He love Italy lmmnely and passes
several month of every year there.
"Oh. yes." he ld, "Italy J a lovely
country, and. In truth. If millionaire
had not time to go there often their mil
lion Would really be their worst ene
"Listen. M. d Rothschild." I replied;
"you must not worry. I am willing to
give you a dosen of my best friend for
a single on of the enemies of yours
that will comfort you!"
Florence Roberta and her excellent
company reappeared In "Teas of the
"D-UrbenilUa" last evening, at the
Marquam, and aa on former occasions
cored very effectively.
Among th regular flrat-nlghter. In
tereet centered In Melbourne McDowell,
who mad hie flrat appearance with
miss Roberta In thla city aa Alec DUr
bervllle. Mr. McDowell's conception of
the rascally aristocrat la clean-cut and
lntereatlng throughout, and be enact
the rolo with all th vigor of hi Bar
douesque personality. Of Mlaa Roberta
performance It la unnecessary to aay
much at thin tyne, she having appeared
her o recently in the aame role.
Tonight the bill la "Th Adventure of
Lady Ursula." tomorrow night and Sat
urday afternoon "A Doll's House," and
Saturday night "Marta "
The Journal nwa Ita reader an apol
ogy for printing Ita editor' nam In
several place In thl paper It will not
oon occur again If It can be prevented.
Salem Journal. Good resolution.
Xssvtah Bxpanulvax for Toys for Foor
Children at Chrlatma.
From a Cleveland Letter.
On a recent Chrlatmua eve Mrs. Chad
wlck Invited her husband to .go to th
theatre. Before they left their home on
Euclid avenue ahe called up a firm of
tu use -decorators and gave them In
structions. When the theatrical per
formance and th aupper which followed
were over they returned to their home,
but nobody would have recognised it
If som fairy godmother had waved hr
magic wand over th establishment It
could not have been any more trans
formed. Not a pieco of furniture, not a
hanging,' not a rug, picture or piece
of bric-a-brac that had formerly been
there remained everything was changed.
'Thla la my Chrlatmaa present to
you," was all ah said when ah re
turned. A woman dark in one of the large de
partment stores of Cleveland haa the
following to aay of Mrs. Chadwlck aa
"Mrs. Chadwlck was eccentric whan
It cam to chopping, but ah bought, and
bought ao liberally that every last on
of th girls waa only too glad to wait
on her if he was buying dreaa good
and velveta and th finest kind of
imported good were her partloulur
cholc she would aay: 'Never mind
measuring it; send the whole piece.'
Sometime part of the place would b
returned, but mor often th whole of
It would be kept. What ah did with
all the tuff ahe bought 1 beyond me.
We found It hard to please hr Taney,
but anything ah liked aha bought
Florists tall how Mra. Chadwick would
pick up a little child on the street and
lavish flower of th moat costly kind on
th youngater. Often, they aay, children
would go out on the atreet laden with
the costliest of roses, orchid, violet or
whatever flower happened -to be In sea
son at the time.
Just before Christmas several year
ago Mrs. Chadwlck walked Into a Cleve
land toy store and pulled out a written
list that, according to the atore officials,
waa two yarda long. Nothing but toya
waa on th Hat. and whan Mrs. Chad
wlek had finished buying, her bill waa
In th neighborhood of f800. Doll ga
lore were bought, Mrs Chadwlck aaylng
that ahe wanted something Ilk 100, th
price to rang from f 1 to ft each. Per
sonally ahe made no aelectUma. leaving
that to th dark who had waited on
her. but when th bill was presented It
waa paid at one. Th toya war dis
tributed among orphan aayluma and the
different children' warda In the hospi
tals, and many a heart was gladdened
that Chrlatmaa by th benevolence of
an unknown person, aa Mra. Chadwlck
expressly stipulated In buying the goods
that th. recipients must not know where
they cam from.
A year ago, it la said, th same plan
w is followed, but in a different way, the
good last year being purchased at a
number of different placea.
Many stories are related of the doings
of Mr. Chadwick in her dealing with
tradesmen in the grocer and butcher
line. Once, It Is said, ah took a liking
to th little son of a butcher near
her home. She took the lad down town.
It Is said, and clothed him from head
to foot with the mot xpnlv clothe,
buying not only on outfit, but several.
Then the Jewelry stores ware visited,
and It I (aid the boy waa given a watch
and chain and everything XI little
heart desired, taken homo In Mra. Chad
wlck' carriage and landed at hla own
home, the happiest boy In Cleveland.
From the Kansaa City Star.
A traveler went Into a Union avenue
barber shop yeaterday morning to get a
ahlne, and decided to Inquire about hla
train. "Bay," he laid, addreaalng the
negro bootblack, "what time doea the
Missouri Pacific leave for St Louie thl
"Yoh mean th on that make th
daylight run?" queried the negro. "Yea,
that' the one" said the man. "It ah the
train that connec'a wlf the one frum
Leavenswuth, ain't it?" asked the boot
black aa he brushed away. "Yea,"
"Run fru Wahnsbu'gh?" "Yes." "An
Jeffahaon City?" "Yea." "Ah knows
'the train yoh means, all light Stan'
on the seccn' or thud track, doan it?"
"I think It doea." "Changea lnglnea
La's see. Wha' do that train change
lnglnea?" "I don't know," came from
the man. "What I want to know la Ita
leavlnar time." "Ah know Je' what
yoh wants, an' Ah know Je' xactly1
what train you means " "Well, when
doea it leavoT" "Oh, yea, when do It
leave? Ah' uah Ah doan' know' bout
that, boss," waa th negro' reply.
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Nlchola Munster In Chicago Tribune.
America la the place for Americana.
The young man of thla country who
hopea for even moderate uccaa In llf
muat devote himself to finding it right
here In hla own country. There la no
place iff the world where h may go and
find the asm openings, th same oppor
tunities that exist bar. Europe sends
annually thousand of young people to
thl country to seek home atnd fortune.
Most of them attain to the flrat of these,
many of them reach th latter. But the
young man of America with little or no
capital who should go to the old world
on the am queat would soon bo
The representatives of foreign gov
ernment in Chicago agree that their
countrlea hold open little inducement
to th man of this land. The condi
tions in Europe are such aa th Amer
ican workman would call actually harsh.
Wages are ao much lower that there
can be no adequate comparison made
The common laborer In moat European
countries receive barely enough to
keep him alive. Th skilled workmen
are paid better, but even they receive
scarcely so much a 1 paid to the av
erage laborer In thla country.
While the coat of living for the work
ing claaaea la considerably lower than
here, It la doubtful if the well-fed and
housed Amelcan of even th poorer
classes would content himself with the.
fare of the worker In Europe. Th
home of the workman in the United
State 1 a house ot luxury compared
to th domicile of the aame man In the
old oountry. Besldea these conditions,
the laboring class of Europe greatly ex
ceed the demand.
The young man with American enter
prise and energy who haa Bom capital,
however, may win success and fortune
In certain parts of Europe. It is de
clared there 1 an opening, and a good
one, for the young American who la
able to secure or establish an agsncy or
Jobbing house for American good in
Franc. England, Russia and com of
th countries of southern Europe. The
profits on the handling of goods. ' are
much larger there than her. Agricul
tural machinery 1 a lln which holds
open a promise to th young man from
America. Francsln particular la a
a-mwlna- field for euch good, and aav-
aral Americans have earned wealth by
going into the business mere. nut
after all. It la right her at home where
th golden opportunity Ilea.
In winter quarters In what la now
December If. Captain Lewi, finding
no game, returned to th fort hunting
on both aldea of tba river, but with no
ucces. Th wind Deing irom tne norvu
the mercury t sunrise waa 8 degree
below aero, and the snow of last night
inch and a half in depth. Tn In
dian chief continue to visit us today
with presents of meat
an to mmm. mramwL.
Aa th Father Understood th Troubl.
From the Baltimore Herald.
In the achool of a Connecticut tbwn
measure wcr recently taken to teat th
children' eyesight. Aa the doctor fin
ished each school he gave the principal
a list of the pupils whose eyes needed
attention, and requested him to notify
the children' parents to that effect
One night, aoon after the opening of
the fall term, a little boy came home and
gave hla father the following note, duly
Igned by the principal:
"Mr. . Dear Sir: It becomea my
duty, to Inform you that your son shows
decided Indications of astigmatism, and
his case Is, one that ahould be attended
to without delay."
The next day th father sent the fol
"Dear Sir: Whip It out of him. Toura
Marked Aooordlng to Order.
From the Philadelphia Record.
A atory of British stolidity I going
th round. A certain wealthy American
In London dropped Into a shop to pur
chase a set of dcojsntera.
As the purchase represented more
money then he had on hi person at the
time, h gave hi address at th hotal
and instructed the assistant to mark
thm C. O. D. Th assistant mad a
not of the requeat but th purchaser
was surprised to find th goods left at
th hotel without demand for payment
When the parcel was unpacked, however,
It developed that each decanter had
been beautifully engraved !n twining let
ter. "C O. D."
From th Waahlngton Post.
InnllMnta tiw .nv.rnmrnt nOSlttOnB
under the civil service have a mor or
leaa discouraging ' time of it. it waa
not ao In the olden days, when positions
were first thrown open to women during
the civil war. Here la the story of the
appointment under General Spinney of
one who 1b still a clerk in the treasury
"It waa In 1814," ahe sain, two yea re
rtev the annolntment of women had be
come a permanent thing, I waa in Wash
ington visiting a lter. I maoe up my
mind that I wanted a position, and ao,
without saying a word to any on. I
wnt to th treasury and mad my own
application. I simply wslked Into
General Spinner's office, and aald:
" 'General BDlnner. I would use a po
sition in the treasury.' The general
looked up carlely. and than went on
tth hi work.
" 'How long hav you bn In Washing
ton 7" h akd.
" Three year.'
" What Influence hav your h aaked
What Influence?' I tammrd. 'I
don't know what vou mean." I waa be
ginning to get embarrassed.
" 'Ye, influence,' ne said, -wnai cou-
gressmsn do you know?"
.!.., i. . T faltered. This
time the general threw down hi pen.
leaned back: in his cnair, ana
Tnn'v, Koen In Waahtne-tnn three
years and don't know any oongreaamanr
he queried. -Good! That' recommenda
tion enough. The poeltlon is yours.' "
If I war Mrs. Chadwlck.
And Mra. Chadwlck I,
Soma folks of my acquaintance
Would lay them down ana urn.
I know some wealthy people
With stocks and bonds and auch
On whom I'd make tomorrow
A million-dollar toucn.
I'd open wine in magnum
And live extremely high.
If I were Mrs. Chadwlck,
And Mr. Chadwlck 1.
If I wr Mra. Chadwlck,
And Mra. Chadwlck I,
I'd play cm to th limit
If th limit wSre th ky.
My ft lends would din at Sherry'
And I would pay the checks;
And millionaire who knew me
Would gt It in their necka.
I'd keep th waiter Jumping
And buy and buy and buy
If I wcr Mr. Chadwlck,
And Mra. Chadwlck I.
If I wr Mr. Chadwlck.
With Mr. Chadwick' a eye,
Dave Rose' lovly city
Would float In extra dry.
Juat now I'm not high-rolling,
The which I do deplore;
I spend It when I hav It
A horse could do no more.
Aril, hi miner Just Imagine
Th Chrlatmaa glfta I'd buy
If I war Mra. Chadwlck,
And Mra. Chadwlck II
story of BoMaa That Want T umiog.
From th London Dally Mall.
An extraordinary Incident was wit
nessed recently by a sportsman at Bi
cester. Noting a party of flv robin forag
ing about among th pebbles In the
bed of a small atream. from which they
constantly flaw un to a neighboring wall
carrylngoma live object In their beake.
he followed a bird to Ha perch. Kicking
about on th top of the wall he found
a small stickleback.
Retiring a few yarda he then kept
watch, and found that th bird cap
tured their pray and held It crosswise,
after the fashion of a kingfisher. But
they made no attempt to kill their ic
tlma before eating them, as th king