The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, December 24, 1904, Page 2, Image 2

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Salvation Workers Send About
Twenty-four Hundred Meals
to the Indigent
More People Will Receive a Free
Christmas Dinner Than
Ever Before.
In tlx preparation! for Portland!
Chrlstmaa faaat tba very poor have not
been forgotten. The Salvation Array la
today distributing- basketsful of dinners
to families whose circumstances have
made It entirely Impossible for them to
secure one otherwise. During; the last
two weeks about 150 members of this
organisation have been engaged In the
nrellmlnary work or providing ror ron
land's poor. One detachment collected
raonev. another band went Into the by
wave of poverty and secured names and
addreveea, and a third squad assembled
iho nrvlnlons and Mcpared the baskets.
Today the distribution began from the
army halls ut !S Davis street, 7z Van
couver avenue and 128 First street, un
der direction of Major Dubbin.
"Most of those poor people to whom
baskets were promised are calling for
them at one of these three places, " sum
the major. "We are distributing the
Hilvaient of about 2,400 meals. There
re about 200 baskets, and they are filled
according to the else or the ramiuea to
whom they are assigned. The baskets
contain turkeys, chickens, beef roasts
butter, bread, potatoes, apples and vari
ous other things that go with a Christ
mas dinner, and each basket Is topped
off with a good pie.
All over the floor of the big hall on
First street were evidences of the cor
rectness of the major's statement. From
nearly every basket drooped the head
and leas of a dressed turkey or chicken.
and packed around them were the other
good things in quantities suriiciem io
render the pie's position on top very pre-
j carious. Everything was scrupulously
clesn and well ordered.
"We have spent about f 100 more this
year than last year," said the mayor,
"and we have collected about 1100 less
than a year ago. Therefore contributions
during the week will be welcome, as all
these bills have to be paid."
Chrlstmaa services will be held all
day tomorrow at Columbia hall. On
Monday evening at this hall a Christmas
tree for poor children will be given, and
presents will be distributed. Contribu
tions of toys from people who can afford
to give are solicited by the army. It
is said the Salvation Army will this
Christmas feed 200,000 poor people in
the United States.
At the county poor farm a turkey din
ner will be served to the 170 Inmates.
Christmas services will be conducted by
Rev. Mr. Bruce. Presbyterian church
people have looked after the arrange
ments for the celebration. Mrs. H. J.
Corbett sent turkeys for the dinner and
H. Wittenberg sent cake and fruit. To
bacco, for those who enjoy the weed,
was sent by James Laldlaw, British con-
In the light of recent occurrences at
the county jail the Christmas spirit does
not move Jailer Grafton visibly In the
direction of those members of the under
world who are In his charge, and he will
serve the prisoners with an ordinary
dinner of boiled beef tomorrow, just the
same as he would any other day under
his contract with the county of Multno
mah, state of Oregon.
The rush of Chrlstmaa shipments
through the local express offices Is enor
mous, but by working overtime and in
creasing the number of clerks the ex
press companies are handling the busi
ness with dispatch. The Portland post
office Is similarly overwhelmed with
business and from the amount of Christ
mas packages that are being handled In
the malls It is evident that Portland
people have hosts of friends and rela
tives In the east with whom they are on
far betttr than speaking terms. The ex
change of gifts through the medium of
the T'nlted States malls Is growing enor
mously In Portland each year.
(Journal Special Service.)
New York, Dee. 24. It la 'earned In
art circles that Bruce Crane has mar
ried his divorced wife's daughter and
returned with her to New York, and
that a gold medal for paintings exhib
ited at the world' fair was swarded to
him at St. Loula The gold medal sets
him among the foremost American ar-
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"equal of a remarkable love romance.
Brace's divorced wife, the mother of
his present wife. Is reported as saying:
-,v'? sm glad of the marriage. The
only reason I sought a divorce was to
. enable Bruce to wed my daughter. So
far as I am concerned the Incident Is
. closed." ,
Two years ago Crane abandoned his
. wife and eloped with his stepdaughter.
Mrs. Crane secured a South Dakota Di
vorce. ' Mrs Crane, the mother of his
present wife, is a nlecr of Dr. Burchard.
whose "Rum, Romanism, Rebellion"
caused the defeat of Blaine In 1884.
JW (Sealal Dispatch to The Jonrsal.)
Julletta. Idaho, Dec. 24. A dnxen
small boys, ranging in age from 10 to 12
vaars. broke into a freight car here
Thursday and secured n quantity of fine
pocket knives.' They sold them for 10
cents a piece. Suspicion1- was aroused,
and when cornered two of them con
fessed. The knives were billed to a
lewltnn Arm. M my of them were re
covered. The boys will be punished.
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(Continued from Page One.)
lie spoke with indignation of the
charges against blm and said that he
would have no difficulty In disproving
them. I
"I have little to aay at this time ex
cept to declare In the most unqualified
terms that I waa in no way concerned
la toe land frauds." said the senator. "I
have done a great deal of work for
people of Oregon who had business wjth
the general land office and I waa fre
quently flooded with letters ssklng my
assistance, bnt I have never been con
cerned In any fraud upon the govern
ment. Until I am fully acquainted with
the alleged facts which form the basts
of the rumored accusations against me.
I can say little more."
An Infernal tie.
"One of the rumors is that you re
ceived large sums of money for expedit
ing claims to patent. Is that truer'
That Is an lnfernsl lie," replied Sen
ator Mitchell with Indignation. "If that
statement is made by anyone it Is an
absolute falsehood."
"Then you received no money for your
services in expediting the claims in
which Puter and Emma Watson were
"No, sir; and If any one has sworn
to anything Of thatkind it Is infamous
perjury. There is not one word of
truth- in It. Not on dollar waa paid to
Senator Mitchell stated thst he would
have something further to say for pub
llcation a little later, after he had had
opportunity to learn the nature of the
charges against him. A protracted con
ferenco waa held thla afternoon be
tween Senator Mitchell and Assistant
Attorney-General Heney.
Hermann Says "Wait."
Congressman Hermann, who returned
from Washington In company with ben
a tor Mitchell, appeared at the postomce
building about 10 o clock this morning.
The grand jury had just begun it
session, but the congressman mad no
effort to invade the juryroom. H
called upon United States District At
torney John Hall, with whom h wa
closeted for half an hour, and afterward
visited Judge Bellinger's office.
Mr. Hermann was asked what he had
to ay about the rumor connecting him
with the land frauds, and he replied
"Until I have found out the nature of
the charge against me I can aay very
little, except to assure you that I
In no way Involved in these fraud. I
have no fear of the outcome."
"Were you acquainted with Puter
before he came to you with that letter
of Introduction from Senator Mitchell?
Only very distantly, vary distantly,''
aid Hermann. "I had met him perhaps
two or three time before that. But
my acquaintance with him waa very dis
tant, just a with the rest of the people
concerned In these transaction.
The congressman was not disposed to
discus the ubject fully until he ha
had opportunity to learn more definitely
the precise charges which he must
meet, and the conversation ended.
Tssspsriag With Jury.
It Is freely asserted by the secret
service men now In the city that ef
fort have been made to tamper with
the grand jury. In the Intereat of per
son suspected of complicity in the land
frauds. The jurors come from all parta
of the state and many of their friends
and acquaintance have recently ap
peared In Portland under circumstances
that have aroused suspicions of a deep
laid plan to approach the jurors and
Influence their proceeding.
On man whose action have exlcted
especial suspicion 1 Henry Ford, a
prlvste detective. Secret Service Agent
Burns says that he ha positive proof
that Ford made overture to the de
fendant In the Puter trial offering to
fix" the Jury which waa trying them.
but the proposition wa rejected.
(Jonrnal Special gerrlea.)
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 24. Tarred
and feathered after having been accused
of poisoning the stock and burning the
barn and grain of Ou Lindstrom, a
neighbor, John Pawling and hi house
keeper of Andrua, wis . are guarding
their noma with shotgun. A quarrel
took place between Pawling and hi
neareat neighbor, Ou Lindstrom, a few
day ago The nlgat following, the
burning of Ltndstrom's property and
the extensive poisoning of his stock oc
curred mysteriously. Pawling was sus
pected and a whltecappers' visit fol
lowed. Masked men dragged Pawling
and the woman from their beds to a barn
lot, where they were stripped, tarred
and feathered. They were then ordered
to leave the community and never re
turn. Pawling, however, returned and
secured the arrest of eight of the
wealthiest men in tnat Motion on a
charge of assault.
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(Special Dispatch to The Joeraal )
Tekoa, Wash., Dec. 24. F. H. Ham
mond, conductor on the Tekoa-Wallace
branch, was found In an unconscious
condition on th top of car whll th
train was being mad up yesterday, lie
wa hurried to a hotel, but died Inside 6t
16 minutes without regaining conscious
ness. Death I thought to be du to Injuries
of th brain" received two year ago, and
from which he never fully recovered.
HI wife died a year ago. He leave
two small children. He was a member
of the Order of Railway Conductors and
Ragles, snd was aged 45. He had been
In the employ of the railroad for many
Uournal Special gerviee.)
New York. Dec. 24. Judge Thomas
of the United Btates circuit court today
overruled the demurrer of P. A Bamaby.
President J. K. Atkinson. Secretary F.
O. Dexter and the director of th com
pany which owned th steamboat Qen
eral Slocum, and who war included for
a share in the responsibility for th dls-
tr. They demurred on th ground
that they were not the owner of the
(Jonrsal special garrlee.)
Madrid, Dec. 24 It Is anticipated that
an announcement will shortly be made
of th marriage of King Alfonso and
Princess Vlctorls. daughter of the Duke
of Connaught. King Edward' brother.
The wedding, it I satd, will occur In
June. It Is understood the princess
will renounce the Protestant faith and
Join the Catholic church.y
(Special Dtapatrh to The Journal ,
Julletta, Idaho, Dec. 24 -Jean Westh
erby and K. U Dygert. who have been
attentive to a pretty school teacher
here, got Into a quarrel over who was
th preferred suitor and finally slashed
each other with ugly knives Dygert
wa Much worsted. Wathrby has
been arrested.
Councilman Charged With Using
Office to Collect Old Debt
From a Contractor.
Accused Man Maintains He Was
Within His Rights in Holding
Up Warrants.
Councilman R. D. fllgler wa Indicted
by the grand jury this morning charged
with "threatening Injury to the property
of another with intent to extort a pe
cuniary advantage or property."
A bench warrant waa Issued and
served upon Mr. Slgler. In order that
there might be an arraignment at once
The indictment recite that Slgler 1
a member of the common council of the
city of Portland; that, as such, he ha
power together with other councilman
to control the manner in which munic
ipal improvement are to be done, who
aball do them, and in various way to
help or injure the interests of person
o employed. ,
Ferdinand Joplln of the . firm of del
bisch & Joplln, contractors, wa doing
work for the city tn street improvement
and prior to September 22, the
Arm had completed work on Multnomah
street and desired to receive from the
city the money du.
When the work was, don Joplln had
a conversation with Blgler. In which
waa brought up the matter of the Jop
lln contract, and Slglar Informed Joplln
that, unless the latter would pay cer
tain note claimed by Blgler a owing
to him from Jopltn, the latter's money
would be held up, saying : "Tou will
get no more assessments mad until you
pay those notes."
The sum asserted by Slgler as du
waa 1212.21, and the indictment place
upon Mr. Slgler the accusation of using
hi official position to collect a private
The facts are. that in compliance
with Blgler's demands. Joplln signed
over to Blgler three warrants aggre
gating about that gum and did so under
duress of Blgler'. threats
These fact have not been denied by
Mr. Blgler, who. admitting hi threat
againat Joplln, Justifies hi action and
says that he would repeat hi action.
H take the ground that It ta proper
for an official thu to us hi office t
protect hi private business and prac
tically denes the grand Jury and dls
darna the InsMctnsent; k r
Th grand jury returned four other
Indictments of minor character:
JSkS Mi nfJOjW. chargad with adultery.
L-we ?sirat N charged with assault
with a dangerous weapon.
William Conn, alias "BUI Booty."
charged with larceny from a store lo
cated st Eaat ' Twnty-lxth and
Powell streets
Frank Seeley. charged with larceny.
Bench warrant were Issued for the
parties accused
(Journal Special Berries.)
Washington. Dc 24. President Css-
tro of Venezuela Is said to be nervously
apprehensive that h may soon become
Involved in war with the i niteo states.
Unofficial advlcea confirmed at the state
department ar to th effect that Castro
has placed a number or (.'reusot guns ai
Lat Ouarra and Puerto Cabello. These
runs sre of much longer range power
than those used by Castro merely to
cone with an ordinary revolution.
That ( astro has reason to rear action
by th United States that will force him
to meet his obligation is Quit certain.
The failure of Veneiuela to pay Indem
nit v to England, Germany and Italy as
fixed by a court or arbitration is caus
ing impatience abroad. This is a cause
of serious anxiety here, and it may be
necessary to compel Castro to keep hi
promise in order to avert action by th
power which might lea a to complica
tion. Delav In the settlement or the asphalt
controversy in th federal high court of
Venexuela promises to add to the fric
tion between the two governments. If
there is further unreasonable delay, and
If the decision of the court Is grossly In
Castro' favor, a apprehended, a crisis
In th relations of the two countries may
be reached.
(Journal Special Serrlc'.)
NW fork. Dc. 24. WKh th Indus
trie in which David M. Parry, presi
dent of the National Association of
Manufacturers, ana me miens in
dustrial association are Interested aa the
central point of attack, organised labor
is about to Inaugurate a war on th
open shop wblch Is to be international In
scop. Th fight, which t to b con
tinued a year, was planned yesterday by
th executive board of the Carriage and
Wagon Maker' International union, and
will Involve 00,000 men. General Secre
tary P. J Mulligan of the International
union said:
"Th executive board has decided upon
a 12 months' fight ggalnst the open shop.
Union forces ar to be concentrated In
th carriage and wagon manufacturing
centers where the opn-hop policy ha
been introduced. Th fight will be be
gun by increasing th number of organ
isers In all cities where there ar open
shop and where Parry has factories."
(Journal special Serried.) .
Denver, Dee. 24. For participating in
fraud on th ballot at th recent elec
tion the atats supreme court today sen
tenced laaac Ooldman, Edward Sweeney.
Democratic election judge, to serve four
month In jail and to pay a fin of f 100.
Clarence P. Dixon, a Democratic elec
tion officer, was sentenced to serve four
month and pay a fine of $250. W. H.
Hunter, a Democratic judge, jumped hi
bond and ha dlaappeared.
' (Journal Special gerVled.)
Rome, Dec. 24. Th cardinal were
received today by the pop and offered
their ''hrletmss greeting. Th pontiff
thanked the prelate and converse.! fa
miliarly with them for half an hour.
(Joesal Special gerrlea.)
Madrid. Dec. 24. While driving In an
automobile yeaterday. King Alfonso had
a narrow escape from Injury. The
wheel of hi car broke nd th car over
turned. atsay Hatha ra adstlslatar Pise a Oar wits
(hair ealldres here bbsbbmsIi Cress,
(Continued from Page On.)
In regard To -substituting flr blocks
treated witn a preservative ror oaa
planking, and treating the plank sup
ports for th blocks, Mr. Bihler gay
that substitution of blocks for oak
planking was wis from the standpoint
of cleanliness, appearance and lasting
qualities, and this change did not cost
the city a cent But some time later the
queatlon of treating th planking be
neath th blocks, nailing strips and
guard rails with preservative wa taken
up and angles to prevent the block
creeping were arranged for. He finds
thst the treatment of the boards snd
timbers cost about $6,800. allowing $42$
for the angle Irons. Mr. Bihler eays on
page $ of his report that the block pave
ment would doubtless outlast ths plank
Ing beneath unless th latter wen
treated, and adds. "For this reason, snd
the great Inconvenience resulting from
th necessity of repair on th floor th
additional expenditure may be Justified.
though I do not see that any benefit
will result from treating th planking
between the track. Later, In answer
to a direct queatlon, he says very posi
"I question th policy of expending
this amount for th treatment, admitting
that a different opinion may be had of
it." If the latter judgment 1 to prevail
th city lose here $8,800 for the pre
servative treatment.
Convenience Cost Big Sum.
Considering the last addition made by
the executive committee after th orig
inal contract waiting rooms, floor sys
tem of the center pier, hanging foot
walk around th center pier, floor over a
part of th protection piling, roofs over
motors and machinery on draw, iron
stairway to draw protecting pier and
two torehoue on protection pier. Mr.
Bihler say that these ar convenience
and not necessities They cost $7,985.
He did not find specifications of sixes.
so could not report accurately on real
coat, but estimates the whole at $0,000.
in the original plan he say an engine
house was provided. The tender house
snd waiting rooms ar not neoeaitlea.
The flooring of th center pier was pro
vided for In th original plans, but was
not in th alternative pier constructed.
and Mr. Bihler ssys of flooring for the
protection pier: "The flooring for the
protection pier to th extant Indicated 1
something I fail to see any necessity
Th result of this summary indicates
that a good portion of th $7.9X5 paid
for this additional work is not a neces
sity, and could have been omitted with
out serious inconvenience.
Closing the general report, Mr. Bihler
says: "As far as the physical condi
tion of the bridge la concerned, in regard
to quantities and quality of material and
character of workmanship, I consider it
quite up to specifications and a credit
to the city aa well a to th builders."
Two separate sets of interrogatories
were filed for answer, and Mr. Bihler re
plies to each in detail with reference
to hi main report, where he has cov
ered, the point previously. In th con
tract entered Into originally It was pro
vided that extras should b charged for
on the basis of actual coat and It per
cent additional mm nroflr n Bat fnr a
tools. Th expert ay that the unit
price system of paying for such is th
more satisfactory;
What Addition Cost.
Th total cost of the additions to the
bridge was $52,380. Most of this work
Is elassedsas an Improvement, but not
necessity. When th first contraot
let the engineers felt that they
were providing for a good, safe, en
during bridge. Question 9 of th coun
cil bring out th point expllclty:
"Are the specifications as prepared by
the city engineer for construction of
Morrison street bridge up to the stand
ard of such matters, and do they show a
good knowledge thereof on hi part 7"
"Th specifications prepared by the
city engineer for this work are In ac
cordance with general practice. They
tat with reasonable clearness what 1
wanted and show good knowledge of the
work on the part of th man who pre
pared them."
Why th additions war made, all be
ing recommended by the city engineer,
after approval of original plan and
specifications by th consulting engi
neers, l given further dubiousness by
th following statement of th expert :
"I do not consider steel stringers a
necessity, though an Improvement.
When the plan waa accepted with
wooden stringers It wa supposed that
this was what th city wanted, as thsy
war specified In the call for bids. I
presume the change was mad because
steel stringers ar better, and as there
was money available to pay for them."
The council committee will proceed
with it inquiries before taking aay
action on th work just finished. Mr.
Bihler will probably take up the Balch
gulch bridge next, or possibly the First
street structure over Marquam gulch.
(Continued from Pag On.)
an minister to Great Britain, today
received an official report of th cap
ture of th Russian forts at Hoyangehu
kou yesterday, and of th subsequent at
tempt of th Russians to reoccupy the
work. Hsyasht says th capture of
these positions Is practically ths last of
th outer works that will be eesentis.1 to
th flnsl assault and conquering of Port
(serial Dispatch to The Jonrnal
I.ewlston, Idaho, Deo. 10. Officers
have hit on a novel plan te rid th town
of bad characters. Any on caught and
found guilty of a petty offense 1 given
a shovel and put to work on the street.
Th officer gets out or sight and ths
man make a sneak. Ths plan has been
tried many times, and th man has never
been known to return. s
I Journal Special gerrlea
Cleveland. O., Dec. 14. Although
Christmas I being celebrated In this
city as never before, there Is a touch
of sadness' in many hearts owing to the
sudden death of Sam Brlgga here last
Thursday of pneumonia. BrtggS was
one of the best known Masons In
A merles, and occupied a high rank in
the Knights of the Mystic Shrine. For
over a score of years bs waa potentate
of the Al Koran Temple, thl city, and
wa Imperial potentate of the Mystic
Hhrlne In America from 1$$C to 1891.
His funeral will be under the Masonic
Journal's Vancouver Office.
To Christmas number of Th Journal
111 ba on sale tn Vancouver at the
Columbia hotel and all other new
stand at $ cents a copy.
( Special Piapatrh te The Jearaal.)
c.reer. Idaho. Dec. 14. Mr. Mary A.
Rrb, aged 7. died of heart trouble her
yesterday. So leave several grown shtl-
Only One Covering Entire Work
Including Full Equipment
of Line
Engineer Will Figure on and
Compare Bids and Award of
Contraot Will Come Later.
Bids for the construction of the
portage road were opened at noon to
day at the office of J. N. Teal in thl
olty. There were aeven bidder. Only
on bid was based upon a completed job,
Including all new materials and equip
ment This was a flat bid of $170,000
submitted by A. K. BnUy.
N. J. Blagen bid $247,000, on "re-layer"
rails, or $210,000 without rails.
Nelson & White bid 1115.823 on all
but equipment and rails.
Bmlth & Howard and J. C. Henry made
bid on the basis of quantity jirlces.
which has not been figured out.
Robert Wakefield bid on a quantity
price basis, snd also a flat bid of $166,
.413 without rails.
Joseph Paquet made a bid on quantity
price basts and also s fiat bid.
A j. Mccab submitted a bid on
The portage board engineer will
figure out th result of all the bid,
and th result will be known about
next Tuesday." said Mr. Teal. "From
Indications I should say the road will
cost between $170,000 snd $180,000. -on
can aay that with th money now in
th hands of the portage board and the
funda secured by the Open River asso
ciation the portage road is assured."
. a
s Investigating Irregularities
Said to Exist in Releasing
Prisoners Without Trial.
Gen. C F. Beebe, member of the po
lice board, was before th county grand
Jury today; Captain Qritsmacher, of the
police force, had been previously called.
In connection with these appearances.
ths report is in circulation that the
grand Jury is making a thorough inves
tigation Into the police department, go
ing Into recent rumors of irregularities,
and covering escapes of prisoners and
the proceedings in the "karlgaroo" court
held at the city police headquarters by
Chief Hunt, at which he has been ac
customed to discharge prisoners with
out authority from any magistrate or
The current reports ar to the effect
that the grand Jury is endeavoring to
ascertain whether there is any founda
tion for allegations of "graft" In the
police department, such charges having
been common during many months psst,
and often taking th form of specific
charge in certain instance. Many
well-informed persons look for startling
(Journal Special gerrlea.)
Tangier, Dec 24. The Brltieh min
ister has Instructed th British consul
and all British subject to leave Pas.
It 1 believed that other legations
have received similar Instructions. The
situation steadily grows worse and open
war Is hourly expected.
(Special Dtapatrh to The Journal.)
Lew la ton. Ids., Dec 24. Fire started
In the basement of the Neai block
Thursday night. Although smoke and
water did considerable damage, th ef
ficient work of th fire ladder averted
a conflagration. Th segregate loss Is
$$,000 fully covered by Insurance. Th
loser ar Clyde Vsar, undertaker;
Mrs. Jamison, proprietor of a bakery;
Toukman. th barber, and M. Neal.
owner of th building. Th fir caught
from sparks dropped from wooden floor
supports passing through th flue and
Igniting the basement floor.
Arden Story from Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Correspondence Kansas City
For seven years prior to Jan. 7, 1S99.
Mrs. Beverly Crisp had been deserted
by her husband, and she believed him
dead. They were married in Wichita
Kan., In 1$($, when Oklahoma waa open
ed for settlement, and came directly to
the territory, settling In Arapaho, Custer
county. .-a
After making every effort to obtain
Information aa to th whereabouts of her
husband, Mrs. Crisp married W. I.
Thompson of Weatherford, O. T., Jan.
7, 1899 They lived happily and had ac
cumulated considerable property. But
suddenly the long dead husband turned
up. and It was found that Mrs. Crisp
had never been divorced from him, al
though they had not lived together for
some seven year before She married
Thompson. Yesterday th tatter filed
proceedings for divorce in the district
court here. Mr. Thompson state that
he believe hi wife was perfectly honest
when h. thought her former husband
was dead.
Howard Pyl In Book News.
It is vary rasonsbl to argue that
no creation of human fancy could last
ss fairy tales hsve tested through no
one knows how many hundreds and thou
sands of years unless it was vsry good.
For that which is not good snd not
sound must surely die, and only that
which 1 good and sound shall last
through ths grinding of ths st-
Bo I believe that parent ahould fill
their children's Imaginstlons full of
f ilry tales if they would make those
Imaginations strong snd healthy. as
for thst man or woman ifho haa not
these bright and Joyous things of fancy
flying like golden bea through the dim
recesses of his memory, I can only say
that I think his or her parents must
have been neglectful of th earlier train
ing of their child, snd that T am sorry
for that poor soul who haa lost so much
pleasure out of its Uf.
Tonng Lady Tou are a wonderful
maater of the piano, t hear.
Professor von Ppleler (hired for th
occasion) I blay sg(ompanlmnt
"Accompaniments tn singing?"
' Aggompanlmewls to gonveraatlons ."
Nw York Weekly.
is the
In buying food-articles, you must con- -sider
several things: Economy, Results,
Easy Handling, Reliability; but the most
important is Health.
Health means everything. In clothes,
furniture, etc. if the buyer gets a poor or
imitation article, the only harm is loss of
money. In buying food-articles, if imi
tations are supplied, there is a loss of
money, and probably an injury to health
which is beyond price
Remember these facts when baying
baking powder.
Says Place at Kobe Is a Very De
sirable On, But He Has No
Official News of It
Observations Lead Him to Be
lieve No Mediation Possible
Between Ruseia and Japan.
(Special Dl.patrh te The Joarael.)
Eugene. Or.. Deo. 14. Henry B. Millar.
United State consul st Nluchwang. re
turned home this morning. He was In
disposed today, but granted the reporter
of The Journal a short Interview in
hich he said that be had returned to
the United Btates on slok leave and will
remain for an Indefinite time. On hie
return voyage he spent a month in Japan
for his health, a few days In Hawaii
and a short time in California.
When asked concerning the new posi
tion offered him st Kobe, he could ssy
but little about It. but thst It was
very desirable position and h possibly
would accept it. Newspaper report ar
all thst he hss seen of hi posslbl ap
pointment. The consul wss reticent about speak
Selz Royal Blue Shoes
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Every time you buy a pair of Selz Royal
Blue Shoes you get your money's worth; they're
better than they cost, $3.50 and $4.
The important thing about Selz shoes is that
the name is like the Sterling mark on silver, it
always means "good shoe."
' You may be sure of it ; we are.
Get Selz Royal Blue $3.50 and $4.
Outfitters to Mm and Boys
Mohawk Building
ing of his work done aa consul, saying
that it was all In his Use or duty as
aa official.
Discussing th war Miller went Into
a short detail of th method ef th
two armies. He says th utter dis
regard for th loss of life is astonlsblng
and that no picture can portray the
ghastly aspects.
The plan of giving battle at night
time Is becoming populsr with the two
armies, snd during th day time
artillery dual always occur. Miller is
ef the opinion thst no mediation is
possible between the two countries until
a settlement can ba arranged between
(Jesrsal Special Barvtss.)
Berlin, Deo. $4. Former frown Prin
cess Louise' has left Lelpsto en route
to Florence. There i a report from
Rom that She haa engaged rooms for
her children whom shs says sh intends
to hV brought to Florence st all
Arthur Leader was fined $is by Jus
tic Raid yesterday afternoon for hitting
hi father, J. H Leader. Th court se
verely rebuked the boy for his lsck of
filial affection and respect. Ths moth
er and her daughter occupied seat In
court, but showed no emotion during th
O ATM B.000
(Jaereal Special Berries.)
Vancouver. B. C Dec. $4. A great
cava ha been discovered near Revel-
stoke. B. C, by Charles Deutchman. a
tourist a-ulde. The cave is two mllss
long. 2,000 feet deep and th Interior Is
of great beauty.
Have the -