The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, January 02, 1905, Image 4

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CCORDING to the origins)
thur was to have fallen, pn
1 Iim-.u it gauallj fill just
' result achieved at even thiVlite date
extraordinary in military annalsJt was the keynote to
. 'the whole military situation for the Japanese. VVhatever
v prodigies they might accomplish, whatever fheir success
v; '' in other directions, all combined counted for nothing un-
" tit 'Arthur -w as subjugated. That gave the climax and
ftnishijig, touch' to its command of the sea; it made them
'"perfect masters, of rorea, without whfch "everything that
-i." japan has done is. literally wasted, and it made them
c dominant in Manchuria. If Japan had been sufficient
unto itself, if it had Jiad elbovr, room within ita own
: - island empire, if it had there the territory and that ter
; -r ' Vitory .was. productlveI.there?'WOuld have been -no need
V' to , stake viu whole existence on -.the. outcome . of the
T "present war."?. But it had got beyond the point- where
; it could support its population on its own soil and there
was no possible chance of working out its own destiny
: -nles it-wa: given or -was-able o- wrest iree hand
in Korea. V-". - ' . ". ?'.-.. A
- V In full command of the sea, with Port Arthur within
-i-5ts grasp, vithr its now acknowledged ability 16i take
vi tare of; ttself either on landor sea.r perfectly .foot
i i!oose to turn all its energiesln" the direction of Kuro
- jpatkjn. it may not yet , be iaa position Jo terminate the
'.'!" but it has not only achieved a tremendous jnoral
, Victory,' buf it has jd fortified itself that all its'Totct?
, ."are immediately available and it it in position-to dictate
.the terms, of iht ifomingenconnteri,. If no other for
' ward movemehtis1 rjiade, if Japan electa, simply to fortify
'itself and hold Manchuria Russia, baa before it a military
. ( Contract which is probably beyond its power to fulfill. ..
.'( - The fall Jf Port "Arthur changes the iace of things.
I It gives the whiphand to Japan and recent events have
i shown that no civilized nation is better equipped or more
p competent to--et tho perspective, or practically realiiee
"lhe"lfwdveminfolike-Tidvantage of any new sit
I Uttion that inay, arise.- ' ' " '. U " A
:' .; tlCttONB VOtCByTILL TQRrWAR, y p ? h
j fTp HE OREGO jflAN'S voicPis' still for yvarv It
' J I - clings to, rests upon and lives in the past:" "It,
f , - says that thehope of peace among 4he civilized
: ..tiauns of the world i an irridiscent dream, that, be-
- , cause there -nave always .been wars there will always
"-.vorkrng for peace' aiitj; jnistfng that the powers . that
" - be shall" preserve peac,-re ailly rainbow chase.rsr
j Yet in Jhfr same article our. pessimistic morning co
temporary admit -that war are not nearly so frequent
aFfKey ftirrnerly were;-that-nations: do not go to war
" now orx such slight pretexts and for such small cause as
' j they formerly did. If T&"ood deal of progress toward
' universal peace IiasJfen"'nTade, "why should not more
progress be made in "the same:4irectioa?;Jtjba?ions ile-
': cline to go to war hoW for clauses which would nave
. , formerly "rendered war ineVitablewhy jnay rfot 'the cause's
.--Ybir.facJOQWprr'-ip;t!lt''' war..1h-Jnaiifiirfb'twff-fW
- that terrible calatnity hereaftef Tht world moves: noth-
:-2hiaT'anI till; to -say that the
, i to stop halfway to say that mankind has now at
tained its highest level-of life, hat farther progress-is
impossible; for, just as surely as mankind moves for
- -Ward and upward, just so surely will it move into broader
" and rlpjrff maths of nrtce."- ' "TT "fi..
The mornino; champion of war says that no nation will
allqw any. others' to interferAlflt Chooses to go' to war;
.', nor to decide whether.its casus belli js .sufficient and
" jugtinable briviC is where ir. is mistaken.
jWhen all the other nations say to oneTYou" tttffrt not
f 0 T6"wif tJhth i:issue .It wiir not dare to do so. No
' nation is strong-enough to fight all the rest. Further
mon.: Aefprt" thiseotury closesrth epeople of every
civilized natiotv we may reasonably hope, will not permit
11 "their-rulers to go to' war, will, not do the i fighfihg.7 Fqr
,t he people, will learn that the "glories 6f war have been
greatly magnified and niisrepresented; thtT3ley.are in
large part the gory-shame of ambitious wholesale raur-
' derers. ' ' ;. T;
t We suppose Ihefe will.b some future wars, but they
; will be more infrequent and more bpposed by the spirit
and activities of the world progress, until war will be-
t very rare and nroBa,! a brief
The United States, if not so already, is to become tn
niost essentials the greatest' nation of the world,-and
, as such it is right tharits potential for
. ' , peace, for the world's peace," The Oregonian says that
- the president, in issuing his recommendation for a peace
council .of; the nations, . yielded . to "buncombe " lie
--:-5 ielded, on the .contraryr t the opinions, the advice, the
- council and petitions of the best brains and most worthy
" Vsimis of this country ad-of-the world, and in doing' so
" -'took a stand that entitles himio the world's respect and
' applause. ";ZZ.
The Hague tribunal may not have accomplished much
'"-'r as yet, but it is the formal, official beginning of a great
v '.work, the greatest work of - thisjE.entn.ry, and whose re-
ults will bless humanity for hundreds of generations to
'." come. . v- 1 , ' ' -v.- "
' 'Roosevelt carries a big 'trick, but he wants no war
andwill goTar to avo1d6"fi" Emperor 1 William . of
- Germany talks in a bellicose tone, but his acts speak for
" " " peace. King Edward of England maintains a high front,
, wo:
or Avcxrrox)-
'r"mer'fosn"TIadT In London TelearapKi.
AncetorlWBq"havti"pUyed - -wsr-
; rlort paftare nuturslly the American
1 wojnanalrtalm,Ifltn atrstn
" stretches across the'waler m& she can
ponnert herself with xrest European
, families, sor much the better. If not
; end she esn still find an ancestor amon
the. first' settlors, she la satisfied, ilf
rhe'ran find one smong the early colon
Mt she la-deHahtod
' V In any even American women have
all determined to have ancestors of some
Y kind of their very own. That the world
V- Ins y ackirowlede their success slonf
this line Href nrlie Innumerable o
" clettes Meed on the posMsslon of slm-
liar ancestral qualifications by the mem-
'; " ber, and having no other object than
' hr perpetwsttow ef -th sme and deeds
" -of their forebears. - It Is needless to say
. thai the more all-embracing these organ
isations are the more popular they are.
end whereas the Dauahtera of th JL.n-
rlnnatl and the Daughters of the Reyo
" lutlon. which admit only the descend
; - p In the direct line of the officers
V of the Revolutionary wsr. are small and
not very flourishing nrganlsettonsivthe
' TMoahtera of the Amertmn Revolution,
which admlta the descendants of the
: rrlvate as well. as the officers. Is a
. very large and very-popular society,
not that It counts itself any the lens
' select then th Dames or the Cincinnati
. Jsnghtere not a. bit of IIT. ,
All 4hsesocielles he ire branches all
- ever the I'r'ted fltslea and mar be said
te emhrare practically all the Amertrana
Whnae blnnd has hern unmixed with that
,' or iorlguri tot several geaeratlona.
AN lNDPENDBNT.'WWlPAPERt ,v , ' ' ''V '. "7" '"
but-he-would do
before 'going to
calculations Port-As-
the Fourth of July;
six ninths latex' Ths ym invnivc rraw in war num.. . nrmin. ......
of a church with
is one of the most
Itwapart of the
from barbarism
not tolerate war.
throughout the
its consolatiou.
wards. 1 he whole
coming to the
iiiteresting sign
o a revolution-
worthy pondering
progress toward peaceJ
tw Jfear.
There are ancestral aonlams- which take
In almost every one"rtioee family lived
In the United States SO years ago.
- But the American woman yearns "Wr
reality. - Btie wants ancestors, and She
wants them more abundantly,. but, aha
wantsthem'to have more than namea
and crests. Bhe longa -for them to have
had old silver and old lace and otA"ma
hoa'any and old.nortralta.- It Isn't only
that these articles furnlah so nicely, but
they make one'agrandparents seem ao
awfully real. Cnaequently the women
of the Vnttet Btatee aren't merely en
gaged In their ancestral . labors In dig
ging In old tombs and musty documents.
They are also very busy collecting from
hH of-the out of the way little towaa
and farm houses where colonial and rev
olutionary reliea are In biding the rare
old thlnga which In som Instances were
their grandfather's. and la other Could
have been their grandfather' If that old
gentleman had nly thought to, acquire
them,, The American drawing-room ta
full of these ancestral rellca which givt
suah ' satisfying loUdl'ty-; Ui- ancestral
clalma. " ... , .' i """"J" '
ruwrtom to tin ; cof jnmAToms.
The Oreaon Itafly Journal, In dlsciiesl
Ing the connection of Senator Mitchell
and Congressman Hermann with the land
frauds, utters the most unlmpaaslonedH
Judgment on the accused that has yet
been given li the public., ---..
Justice to the accused. Justice to Ore
gon. Justice ta the people of the Vntted
giatea.'who own the timber lands -of the
governmejit. Is f burden of the editor
ial uttaraac bt Tha JournaJ, t
much that he would not like-to do
war .again. Delcasse is the ' represen
tative of "a nation that -all but conquered all Europe a
century ago, but he steers clear of any entanglement that
n e Vee" C,T ? """"a'"'
300,000,000 adherents, urges that the
time harnow come to make the dominant note of Christ
endoni'a practical demand for the cessation of war.
Rabbi Mendes, and many other high teachers of Judaism,
call on their brethren of Christendom to unite with Jews
for the great work of abolishing war. Secretary John
Hay.i.admittedly a competent and practical statesman,
strikes the highest note in a great international peace
congress ' . : -' : , iZZL--Tt--..
Practical men, business men, publicists," philosophers,
teachers, statesmcnyJhe world oyer, believe and a y that
war has served whajeVer usefulness it had and must nd.
transition from savagery tabarbarisnvj
to 'civilization, but 'civilized world will
E WERE "somewhat entertained "tfironrVilot
deeply instructed by, the leading editorial in
this morning's issue of the Oregonian under
the. caption,; -tTh(- Newspaper " meaning itself. Tin its
.opemng-sMtences it speaks with a considerable degree
of animation of the general prosperity that prevailed
Oregon country during the year just
closed it speaks of its own prosperity and of that ot its
evening satellite during 1004 and says that month. by
month the -caslrTeceipts of both exceeded the record of
1903 by 20 per cent, something apparently calculated to
arouse enthusiasm even in those not prone to excite
nrent. But the pessimistic note loon creeps in. . Two
paragraphs' farther along it goes-on tosay, thojugh this
journal canpot boast of having made much money"; it
has stood for something, which it apparently holds forth
for fail ure. to. meet more matenaLJC-
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attai. jnu iooks uxe aicase oi eaten-
ing - tmngs coming ana going, anu men mmim iiicm
both ways. " It did well in. 1903, but it did ao per cent
better- in 1904 and yet it cannot boast of having "made
much-money." If it has done as well as it claim to bave
done, if all conditions were right for "money making, if
it did so much better last year than,the year before why,
oh why. did it fail to make something? Are we "really
millennium when the Oftgbnian, nevep.
hitherto regarderT: as being above - turning 'an. Honest
peimy7aseSc1ied"tharstaterofrrrnism when it js very
much more concerned about""'standing iqr omething"
than it is abT5uTadhig to the bank accoifnU'pf the two
gifted men who own it? lHasoin really become a sec
ondary consideration and has the day of new and high
ideals dawned in wpe-lik th first page of its New
Yeat'a.editionf 'V'V -v.-"
.These- are interesting suggestions; we should like to
pursue. thenOomewhat and may on another. occasion:
Bui today we simply-eall public attention to jhem as an
of the times, as perhaps the indication
which unknown Q;tlje world, has beet ;n
ovef on thtt second day of the glad
rpHE SITUATION, in Colorado is larfrom edifying.
r-Th ereareTnanyhaTgetf-fraudnd1-!
i Ktn liavo hren nrnvfd. hut no one is simole
enough to;believe with the forces back of Peabody that
on one: side therrwai perfec't ingenuousness and Other
appalling crookedness. .Things are not usually .thai man
iredTracticalTwHticwheretsgefterany caseof
iTjf orfe andJialf dozen of the other and where when
the shout of fraud goes up the experienced man looks to
find a. case.of the pot calIingTh kettle black.
It -was Tather -vAhemently-announced and-somewhat
generally believed during the campaign, that the kitting
governor, had a walk-over, in the fight for re-election.
As it turned out he was decisively defeated on he face
of the rehirns.'. It is now announced that the man who
was elected is to be counted out, that the legislature when
it convenes will accept a minority report aho wing a suf
ficient majority for Peabody to overcome the majority in
the" rest rJjUK,state that has already been recorded for
his rival Adams. . -y " '
"The facts may be glose.d oyer as they will, but the
impression will remain that Adams has been cheated out
o the office to which he was-elected. It is-a spectacle
far from pleasing to patriotic citizen no matter where
he live and jf carried out, as now seems entirely likely,
it will-react upon those who iave engineered the deal.
To add emphasis to this statement it may be said that
Adams,-twice before governor, of the state, is in every
respect as. representative a man as Peabody. He is a
man oi large -mean wh made his money in mercantile
pursuits and who is now "identified -with-iome' of the
strongest, financial institutions - of - the Mate. There is,
therefore, not even the poor justification for the act that
Adams is an irresponsible agitator who would precipitate
further trouble-m-rase- he - was seated But- bove-and
bevond thisPbTicourse, is the fact that he was elected,
- PdOheptOa
that win so expresses is uring oycuumcu uj nit jisii
lature for purely partisan reasons. ,
rn an Interview printed In the Nine
teenth Century' ..and After, Count von
Buelow undertakes to show that the new
German navil policy , la not aimed at
Great Britain. - A war between Germany
and Great Britain would be good for
tune for their rivals, say th chancellor.-
While such a war "would com
pletely dcatroy Oerman trade, ks far aa
one ranTIudge, and would sertously-dam-age
'British trade, our rivals would util
ise the opportunity for securing the
markets of .h world without firing a
shot.- , V ' . -
The chancellor says Oerman'a navy
I purely, for defenstv . purposes, and
remarks that "foreign countries must
reconcile themselves to he fact-that
the German merchant beyond the eas I
no .longer the poverty 4Stiicken t restore
who must content himself with picking
up the crumb from under the table. He
how takes his seat hett his fellow, and
we are -fully 'entitled to atand up and
defend the right which are our In com
pany r with th cltlsen of other - nations.--"
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. - taadlng' rag West s, .
-From, the New Tork Tribune. .' ...
The weakness of th Republican, party
at PD4 l It strength. With' such
an endorsement that given at th re
cent .election greater thing may prop
erty'"benected of It than ever before.
To ueaerve tha high confidence" reposed
In It, It will have- to do something more
than "stand pat", and .enjoy th fruits
et it victor, .
Smkll Gliangc
If Mr. Chadwlck wa tnsan, aurety
Becawith et L muat hay been.
Th Morrisons treat bridge may yt ta
opening beat Fort Arthur In falling.'.
A bishop and a priest have crowded In
front of th Chadwlck and Fatteraon
After reading .recant new from Or'
gon oaetern visitor next aummer twill
leave their land at home ' T
ent of modistes raa make look itke tn
I fashion plates tn her windows.
-Resljy, th Talbot-Irvln controversy
Is not considered by most people woxtn
the space Some papers devote to It. j
'.Of course It-Is possible that a slot ma
chine asent may nave written a Utter
containing is lying excuse for a financial
Portland politic would not suffer any
moral .deterioration; ' If the Columbia
county authorities should keep -C
B-rkn-rat down there lnderinitely-
Mor power to .the General Electric
company. It needs this in It buslnees,
and is going to have It, whlob will be a
good thing for Portland and other lower
WUlamett Yailay .to wn . . , j -
' Senator- Mltchtll did right to go back
to Waahlngton to attend to hi Important
duties there. He cannot afford to dance
attendance on -the federal grand Jury
all wlnrer nor can. the atata afford' to
hav him do . z-- 'J " " -
"Two fellows nicknamed "Happy" and
"jolly, committed suicide in New Tork
together.; perhaps In toe hope of 'being
able in tha hereafter to live up to. their
pseudonyms, their earthly maaka having
oecom 100 milk ...
i President Bitot of Harvard university
laments that w are making or leaving
nothing to Interest archaeologlsta 1.000
year hence. Well, there are th Demo
cratic party,' and th Multnomah county
Republican machine. -f
r n3ii oyjnvjii.iTw owrnt ',tjvw wai
1 should meet with ready co-operation In
Ms -purpose of breaking up the Hum
fishing monopoly on Rogue river. SuChra
monopoly 1 ; undemocratic -unjuat to
many people and th law authorising It
Is a blot on th statute book.(.
Th Wf Sid Enterprise says: ''Cut
politics out and organise th legislature
on a business basts for the benefit of
th people, one." Does the Jdepend
eno paper .auppoae that thectnlllenlum
haarlved, and tha t- Republican, .politi
cian are. sprouting wing
Several- railroad ' official were de
layed It hour or mora by a lid In Cow
Creek canyon, and ' ao may henceforth
hav a better aDDreclatlon of how thou
sand of passengers have felt under Ilk
circumstance. But a passenger is lucky
ta. be only delayed Instead' of killed on
maimed in Cow Creek canyon; which baa
aa bad a reputation, though of a jllffer-
tnt kind, Tanner craeK aewer.
Uncle "Tommy Piatt felt so rood over
that . J, joke.-pethaps orrthe
first tint, lhhla life.' ;Flattald: "T am
always Interested in good government.
I've a, little list of recommendation that
I shall make to Mr.TNlxon ana to the
governor." -Th Jok is - - la th - firt
statement.' The seoond on la a purely
business, statement.
Newberg will Improve it sch
ing to th extent of $10.000.,... .. .
From all part of Oregon come report
of satisfaction with ISO and bright pros
pect lor IWb. - ! -fr
Next Monday Forest Grov will decide
between algh-llcsnsed saloons and. th
Commercial elub. . .
. 8Jm continue aleepy. Albany Demo
crat - But it. I awake enough to kick
at uca a remark. . ' ' rT
A Milton' butcher advertise hi shop
s a "one-horse meat market," perhaps
meaning only on cayua at a urn.
. McMlnnvill may extend it boundaries
so aa to -take In Upplneott's addition to
Dayton, to -their mutual advantage.
" ATamhlll ' county Lewis and -Clark
convention will be held at MeMlnnvilla
Wednesday. Old Yamhill can't be kept
olit. - -. '
A McMlnnvflle - mair'rcrturnlng from
Mlohlganbrought back a, lot el apple,
to get even with th fellow who carrlea
coal to Newcastle.
tiio or tn m
the tree for hi best- girl. He ha been
breaking th steels' .in - th old one for
would do th square thing and give her
a new on.
Coo Bay Newai It I - anticipated
that there will be considerable travel
between Coos epunty and Portland during
the fair neat spring and summer, and
already there la talk of several more
steamer calling at Coo bay on north
and outh-boiind tripe l -
Will Oregon coal bed be developed
next yearf Inquire th Portland Journal.
Douglas county' big coal mine, located
near fOlktoa,' moat assuredly will be de
veloped, says the Roseburg Plalndealer.
In fact It Is well along In the stag of de
velopment at th present time. It pro
mises to be a great producer of a flo
duality of coaU-r -. -i
Newberg. ay th Enterprise. Is grow
ing steadily and fast and will tak on
a healthy growth in th next year or
two.- - There I nothing of th "boom"
order In the building up of this town,
but a substantial, permanent' growth
that will Increase a th many stranger
to this western coast begin to learn of
th many advantage educational, social
and home that this part ot Oregon of
fer.. , ';f't , ; ;
A large number ot men hav signed a
publto "request" that all sheep be kept
off a certain described district In Grant
county. In commenting on which the
Fossil Journal says: ' "If would be of
Interest to know how much of th land
within th prescribed boundartea men
tioned I owned by th parties who hav
signed th requeat to sheepmen to atay
oft the grass.' And If any sheep-shootthg
should hereafter occur on government
land within the "dead line' established
the state authorities will hav some Ides
where to begin a search for th guilty
parties. - - ----:-;- -.
-O regon Didelihts )
, HilUborrf needs an opera-hous. :y ".
ooi bulld-
'ViiSv e'i .e..
CJuinine Queen's
-I ohic l rust
'. Telegram In New York World.
PhlladelDhta A merger of the two
greatest chemical cbnaern In th world,
effected by Mr,' Ann M. Welghtman
Walker, has again brought "th Qulnlri
Queen" into' th publjo eye. Vtt a for
tune and a business representing more
than 1 100.000.000 only four month ago,
Mrs. Walker haa Justified th confidence
of ber father, th lata WlUtara Weight
man, by her conduct of the'bualnea and
bar management of th lortunO- '. '-1
1 With a truly remarkable aptitude ror
Duainess Mrs. tvaiaen
upon tn aeaio
of her father on Aug. It, set about Im
mediately to bring the vast property left
to her under her personal control.' She
started by having herself put upon th
payroll of power V Welghtman- at the
alary her father had fixed ' f orlttm
lf. With a thorough grasp of th busi
ness ehe corrected several evil whleh
her father had permitted, to exist out. f
personal regard for. th drl lot. .On
of the wa tardiness. . -,- 1
Som of the, older 'employe of th
firm -reported for duty whenever It beet
ulted them and left off work at their
own convenience. Mr .Walker, waa in
supreme command only 41 hours-when
h had a check clock Installed in the
plant, and a general order potd noti
fying all hands that they must work
according to an established schedule, A
strik wasx threatened by th employe.
8h sent for th ringleaders, - told them
her ideas of builnesa and terminated th
interview by saying that all thoa who
oould not or would not worka glveh
humber of "hours for a stipulated rat of
pay oould quit. The (00 employ heard
the ntg from MraWalkrM not
one reslgaed. '
A few daya later Mr. JVaiker ordered
th paymaster to- put rfp.' 1114(00 In en
relopear giving ItO to each empfoywwlth
her compliment, without regard to agj
dr term of service. The not- accoml
panylng th gift wag brief : - - ;,
"With th beat' wishes of th William
Welghtman tat.' . m
Th eaUte of Wlllmra Welghtman In
cluded more than; IIO.SOO.OO. in Improved
real estate when lt cadi under the
control of Mr. Walker. All of th 400
properties included In this holding are In
flrat-cla condition and om of them
are notable specimen of architecture.
- Mayor Weaver hag bee experimenting
with municipal, finance-rerlnc. h
has been in office and today no man
know where or how the city stands in
th matter of future revenue. Mayor
Weaver, declared . that th tax rat
would remain at $1.50 on the $100 aasesa
roent and psopoaed that the board of re
vision and taxes should, through real
estate assessor, increase th aaaessable
valu of all Philadelphia real- tat
aeoond'tlm . within two year. -' Comp
troller Walton, who. In th matter of
taxation peak with authority abov the
mayor, officially announced that th rate
would hav to be Increased to 11.10 to
tneet th fixed charge of the-clty,
While the two official and the H0.-
000 property, owners in -tn -city - war
fretting over th matter and explaia
tng their poltlon Mra.'Walkr directed
Edward. T. Davis, ,her real eatate man-ageiv-ia
announce that she had 110,000.
00O worth -of Philadelphia real eatate to
11. ' - - -i .'-,' ' - "". '
Mayor Weaver called Mr." DavlS up on
the telephone to : Inquiro why Mr.
Walker proposed to dispose of her hold
ings. Th answer was in effect ss fol-
lows: .;- - : ..'.''''- ':,: :?''"
The present administration or tn
l-etty U not af. Real estate is and naa
been at the mercy of -patty c"jr 01
ficials. Greater profits can b derived
from other Investment. Totf gentle
men make real eatate a nuisance to larg
owners. Mr. .Walker aoe not car u
Urlfl with your ubordlnateiHej prop-
erne ar ror saie. - - -
Thia l.flvllke little talk waa followed
by -th al f 1 1,000, 80 worth-of Teal
estate in th heart or in-cuy. - - j-
The? haa. been no very radical in
crease tn th assessmani ana u. j
rat remain at tl.eo per hundred, dol
lars. taxable value. '
- Mrs. Walker sold th Darlington tor1
No, liss-lizs unesmut street, or iov
000, being $11,000 a foot front, th high
est price ever obtained for a Chestnut
street property with more -than JO X001
Mrs. Walker took out building permit
for a great greenhouse, now building at
"Ravenhlll" th country - horn of ht
father. and for a $10,000 addition to on
of the apartment bouses sh owns In
Wt PhlUdelphla" Bh oiractea me
making of thee lmprovemnt In person.
For many year Edward T. Davie has
been th actlv manager of all th real
eatate owned by Mr. Welghtman and by
the firm of Powers 4k Welghtman. . Mr.
Ayelghtman'would not consider any real
estate propoaitlon or mortgage unleaa
th first paper aubmltted to hint bore
the Indorsement of Mr. Davis. Mr.
Welghtman frequently said that Mr.
Davia wa lndlepensible to htm. On
Jan. 1 Mr. Dayls severs all connection
with th Welghtman Interests. -
.Tha allmax of all that Mrs. waiver
ha don cam on Wednesday last when
she authorised the announcement that a
merger of th Power A welghtman and
Roaenararten Interesta had been effected
as of JanrnsoS. The two' chemical
houses are among th oldest and largest
in America Together they will sbao-
world. Th term Of tn merger nave
not been mad publlo and probably will
not be. Mrs. Walkar abhor all pub
licity and recognising th fact that he?
vary great business interest and wealth
make Mrnori or les a puouo person
age, she has eaussa it to ow -very -u-erslly
understood that sh baa certain
private rights -which mut b.rspected
at all time and by all perron. : -
Portland! Corrspondenc of the Salem
- journal. r
It is the aenerai verdict of street talk
that th Williams administration of city
affair is already condemned. Th swr
scandal, th brldg frauds, th financial
disorder, th attitude of th city govern
ment toward gamblere, crusades against
slot machines, and yet thousand of
them running all thee and many more
ar In laid to thejloor 01 the wiuiams
I In th daya of th Simon regime
m 17.000 newspaper per aay war
Issued,' beside Innumerable ether pub
lications, all pouring out condemnation
on the boa and th corruption 1 and tha
high taxea, and th people wer told
with latlon that the overthrow of th
machine meant' th advent of .th mil
lennium In municipal affair.. Well, it
hasn't come, and th paopl ar ready
for a change. -
Prom Folk In Missouri to frauds In
Alaska and indictments In Oregon, ther
Is a reforms wavs'sweeping over th
country. , It may eve break out in tn
Oregon legislature" ahd enact a flat
salary law. and break Into other depart
ments of stat. Ther 1 a reeling grow
ing that government I costing too
much, and. that -no serious effort ha
been ' mad to , Introduce business
methods, -
If over there lived among author-maa-agera
a man of up and down mostly
down that man 1 Edward K. Rlc.
He It wa who gave u "Evangeline" and
a number of other Boston, producuona
whose live were shorter by years. He
wa on hi Jaat legs when a few sea
sons ago he secured backing for a big
musical comedy. "King Highball.'' - It
failed. HI mat attempt wa a .Broad
way production - of -"Th Maglo Cap.'
That Failed. -He 'changed the tlU to
"Th Show G(rl." Again It failed. Ha
laid it away in a storeroom, tha cnry
and costumes representing an outlay -of
tbouaande n thousanda of dollarsk
On day at th opening Of last season
B. C Whitney of Detroit went to. Rio
and asked him to set a figure on the
"plant." - A though b wars aahamed to
tak th money, Rlc accepted a few pal
try hundred, and Whitney took th pro
duction. - Cutting it down to fit the
mailer houses, th Detroit man
proved the play, put a good. company
Into It. and presented it air-through th
eaf atk6-ent prtoea "At th end of
vlght weeks th show was $0,000 ahead.
and it has literally corned money-ante.
- "Th Show Girl"- opened 'a weak' n-
eaaement at th Emolr yesterday after
noon, and. elevated a. New Year's audU
no., to a atate or 'fiuarity wmon oor-
dered on rioting. - Tak my word for it,
th show la superior to that of last sea
son In th east a statement that stands'
for a good deal. It goes with a whirl.
swing, swish and dash that fairly takes
th breath away. Th costumes ar a
gorgaous - aa they ar numberless, th
arlrla aa shanely a they ar fair of fao.
and a actlv ao many kitten. -Th
cborua sings with th might of three
times Ita number, and haa been eupero
ly drilled. Th specialties ar rich, the
principal clwer nothing, in fact, that
la required in tn oomposiuea ot snur
leal malang ot tbl nature geam to be
lacking. '
There wasn't much of a plot to "Th
Show Girl and thUi-is les now than
before. An American theatrical 00m-
ut afrand in Greece. "At th tlma he
i."btn neatered to Seath by hi par-
former for back alary, the manager of
tha trouoo comes into poaseaaien
maglo cap, by wearing whloh h"may
accomplish anything merely by wishing,
rnm thai moment he la oompleto Boas
ter, and th author ba crammed lu all
th abaurd poaaiblllUe of th Bltuation.
Hilda Thomas, vivacious ss vr, oai
nrreediut HteHa - Mayhew-a - the su-
bretta Sh haa many apeclaltle In th
haw. and each went for tremendous en
core But Mis Tbomaa doe not lng
nr aid. - Her beat work Is In lmlta-
tlona and hs 1 at hr very beat ag th
Bowery concert-hall -girl making br
first appearance. Sam J. Mylle, i who
nlava Manacer Fly. I distinctly lt
He haa th real method of a lovrooare
dian, not unlike tho of Francis 'Wilson.
rMiia ov (afterward Psyche) wa a
picture. Her other nam 1 Etell'Blrd.
XflB,HalV'tha-'Rub". ffho "llowed
th how; Thoma Shea, OaTrlckV-th
bad aetor, and cnanes -i-nr, aa . ..
eat. found abundant - comedy- after the
people feature with th show wrs) all
through making thlr eeleetlona . -
There ar o many big. poclaltl that
to enumerate them, would be Impossible.
Th. anna- and' ensemble. ."Psyche, - for
The,'n Waiting." and th fascinating
finale. fTha Flag. H Fight B-
wore nerhao th moat beautiful.
although non Of ttrnn -recetvea less tnan
two recalla ana ftqunuy n a
ir. .n on niaa -The fihow Qlrl". If
you care to e the beat popular-priced-
musical show rvald W W an ags."
lait aa-o the theatrical world learned
that Augusttn Daly's nam attached to
a manuscript gave It a 'blown-ln-th-bottle"
guarantee, and fw of that-la-mented
man's works ar more worthy
than-rh-it-Wordth - Columbia
atnek cnmnanVa currant bill
- t is- th story of sp iron-nanaea pa-
net. who endeavors to select a husband
forJil daughter; gainst hetwiAr-an
aged theme, to b ur. . But tn gwniw.
of Daly come to th front In It treat
ment, v He Introduces -a barone, on
- 1..'a. the olav. her nrom-
- 1 m -
lnnc finding it exouse In continual ef
forts to bring father and daughter to a
harmonious understanding?. 'In thafand
sh succeed not only In tbl purpo.
which 1 rather Secondary, but in her
main oblect that of bringing to ber
hov shrln th man who bellvd him
elf a woman-hater. -Th play waa don
her by Blanche Bate eeveral season
. :' ' -'.''.
Th hlnlng light or last nignt s per
formance was unquestionably George
Bloomquest, that sterling young actor
whoa vogus amounts, locally, almost
to madneaa -He 1 seen aa Alexander
Alry. a frothy, "unconsidered trifle." a
Mr. Daly designated him., ambitious for
liivg conquests, but meeting with doubt
ful sueceaa It la a refreehlng piece ot
light eomedy Mr. Bloomquest gives. H
I breesy by nature and . haa a rare
power of aultlng hi facial xprlon,
which 1 no trill to th utterance. On
or two of hi scenea last vnlng. no
tably that- which- follow his ejectment I
from th baroness' - apartment,; war
thoroughly artistic. - .
Miss Count lsa. has - not appeared . to
better- advantage in many . week than
as . th baroness." Her " wooing , of the
astut Rutherell In th first aot and th
reading of the beautiful story of th
Ilttl Image, th inoldent upon whlcn'jUi
reconciliation depend. . were- accom
plished splendidly.- Mr. DUls oxoela in
pur eomedy roles, but h waa neverthe?
leas equal to th occasion In portraying
th broken-hearted, aristocrat, John
Rutherell. ;
Mr. Baum was convincing throughout
a th scientific, theoretical student who
has learned all about women In his books
and wants non of them -only to bar
com a toy In the hand of on of them.
On of Mr. Barren choicest impersona
tions 1a that of th old . organist Mr.
Bowles " appeared. .only jlwjc as florl
Ragoleft, bnt scored both times. ' - Mr.
Bernard bad a small part as Stuyve.
Charles York gav a good idea of Mos
sop, in dialect.---Th. second .and third
feminine roles wer excellently handled
by Ml Douglaa and Ml Brandt
' But th play's th thing. It is full
of Dalyness. -- . - - ' . 4 .
"Your heart, complains- th ingenue,
"has been a regular hotel, changing
boarder vry $4 houra"
' "Well,"- respond, th Juvenll. not th
least disconcerted,- "I treat them, wall
whll thy ty." "---
Say th Baroness: "True, a woman
can do anything with-a man unless
ther' another woman. ' '.
"Whr r. you so Uolly t ask this
same character. ' ' 1
"Because." replies th senslbl daugh
ter, "I hav no time to be unhappy."
Th same bill wilt run out the week,
aa usual. RACES WHITNET. -
Mr. Saagwin Idea.
,.'", From th . Brooklyn Eagle. - ' .
Tha Idea of a Jewish republlo, under
a Jewish flag. Is attractive tn many of
thoe who HstftUto th urglngs of Mr.
Zangwlll and other, but w Imagln
that the number of Jew' who - woud
leave Now Ttork to live In a new Palea
tine would be about a Israel aa that
of the Irishmen who ar willing to re
sign American cttlsenshtp to free Ire-
land or, Uv ja if, after. It Is fx ---L
'S-aWl' NS-W 00$,&00-1t
Scbtland'a Singular
- Ckurcli Crisis :r
. From th w Tork Herald,' ' J'- '
It la difficult for tho unfamiliar
witb Scotland ecoleslasttcal sf fairs to '
realise how completely th people of
Scotland ar absorbed In the church
crista Every other question, fiscal re- -form,
not axoapted, iiaa itaen. . over
shadowed and will remain so until par- '
Uament Intervenes, ,ss - every , ones 1 : '
agreed It rtust, and effect a, set tie- '
mnta . ' ' . .- ,r v-,!--. ,
.. Th Establlslved -Church of Scotland,
though not directly affeeted by. th . -
case. . I directly Interested in It, , for
it is a Presbyterian body Ilk th United
Frees snd We Free, and th oueation
of th relaxation of th Confesaton of - (
raitn, whioo partly lea to.nne ruptur -
among tha Free, Is being agitated In ".
th Stat church also, Thua tb mat- ; ,j
ter in dispute do not concern on sect ..
only, but Scotland being what Itta .
s Presbyterian country they ar really; ' '
of national significance. , , - .
-Th altuatlon l-unprodntd;-n
th iaau of It Is so uncertain that ven,.,
thoa -moat- Immediately af footed -. on - :
Ithej 8lds-wotild-b- hsrd -putto.gtater-"
th exact position - of matters. , Th
house of lord has produced a stats of '
chaoa in the - affairs of th .largest
church" in - Scotland, the. United Fre ;
Church, and Scotland is 'wondering what
new worlds' will be evolved out ot this)
disorder. , . -.- ' ', . -'. . '
-'.The Fee church wa formed In 1$4---by
the withdrawal of a great body ofl '
mlnlaters and members from th Estab
lished ohurch. They did not renounce r "
tha idea of a stat church, but held thst
It must be a national church, lndepnd- v
ent f th civil maglatrata. l
" As yars went by and a ,nw-genr r
tlon grew up tbl principle . wa abaiv-. ,
doned Snd'th Fre. church regarded . .
itaalf aa a voluntary church and passed ' -
Ureaolutlon tn-favor of dlseatabllahment,-'
A remnant, however, .always . adherea
to th old ides. - ' - 2
At th m tlrts thaTrechurchi ; .
has become - permeated by . th teach
Ing of th higher critics, and It hag . ,'
revolted against tb harsh Calvinism '
of th Confession of Faith, which d- -clarea
that only tha elect can b aaved ,
and that the rest ot .mankind are or- '
dallied to - deatruotlon.
In- the Free ohurchadopted - kJl
Faith, on this and other point. . TbtSr
gava great offenae to the orthodox, r
Eight year later tb Pre church united,
with another- Presbyterian - body.--th-
United -Prasby tartans, who 4 hav nvr
believed 4n a stat churcb. ' .-
Thia wa th Jaat straw upon th.
patience of those Free ctjajphmen who
stick to th old establishment- principle. -;
snd dislike th high orlUotsm. Thy
Stood out from the union and claimed '..
all th property of th Free church on 1
the ground that the .majority .bad aban-
doned their principles. Th Scottish. ;
court decided agalnat them., but . th ,
house of lord baa decide tn their favr. ' -
The amaxtng results of this decision. I
can b lyallsad whn , nna cnoslgnra tn
slses of th two sections Th United .
Free and th Wee Free There werer
1,104 congregation In th Fre church
at th tlm of th union.- Of these 1,071
Joined the union and $ stood out. Ther
are three divinity scnoois. to pro-
fessors In. them Joined th. union. .
The church haa more" than 100 end
aIonaabroad.ifivar.."alnglajina otptnaC
missionaries -wnlwlth . th Union,
Tb- hous of .lord has how: decided
that . th whole of -thl organisation;
th phurch buildings, ,Ois eVlleges,-ttha .
missions snd ths lnvted . fund.
amounting to ever i $l,000,000-r-belong
not to th' majority, but to. th it con
gregation who stood out. . .:'
Thara la great Unwillingness to ques
tion a decision by th hous of lords. ...
Iti Is regarded as right in law. tnouga 1
aoma challenge thia ana.noia tnat.tno
hous of lords -was-mistsken- n -Spplyf '
Ing th principle of trot to a church
which is not a body wlth-f lxd- artlctaa
of sssoclaUon but. a body with Inherent
powers -of growth. -.X. " r.-
However thl tnay be, every oh is.
agreed that th decision cannot be car .
rled out In Its ntlrty.-, Th We Free. r
oven If they Hook possession 6f every
thing, would be unsbls to-carnron ths
ohurch. .1 For th upport- or 7 noma
charges jon in una, rre n"
toTrals mor than I1.000.0Q0 a year,
Th Wee Free can raise only $10,000 or ; -$11,000.
- Ths same applies to, tnlsslon.
which ar mainly supported by current
subscriptions snd which tns Wee Free
cannot maintain unlee they grow nor- .
mously in numbers and rourca
However devoted they may d mrm ,
causa - ot - their church and thalr . d-' Tt
vntton 1 rcognlsd throughout tha -t
country thy. cannot maintain, th m-.-
ehlnery ef a churchy which, has taxed
eventh resources of It me mbers In 'j '
th -richer parte of scotiano,. . .
: Jvord Davey. on of the Judge who-
gav th . decision) - ha himself - ug- ,
tested thst th fairest way would ba -to
dlvld th property In proportion to
th ! of th two sections. It la
now offlclsliy announced that th grov .
emment will appoint a oommllon to
consider th present crisis, th terms ofl.
th commission to b tatea .mroT ,.
- -r. : .
January J. 1S05. It snowed last nlglt,
snd during this day th am seen ot
gayty wa renewed at th second vil
lage., .and. all th man returned In . th
evaTiin-. '' '- ' -3"
mow o cV-r azi or mjmT'
""From th Minneapolis Journal. -ttera
are aoma of the Tulea Edmund t
Rusaell one read to the Eclectic club
on "How to Get Rid of a trover: "
Step often on ni xei. - ' ' ;. 1
Move your hand a little vry tlm. .;.
h open hla mouth. It wUl make hint
nervous.--. --j i - --z. s
Always rlcil mn ne samirea, e--.
Let blm e vou convening with . i '
per lor men whll h lt bord and un-1 v
noticed In th background.
Do not mov whn n attempts to m- (
brae you. ; .
Should h error a care xturn. a mtiwr
aslda 1 ' ' '' . - '
Ask him tolov you wnen n is tiiso. t
Never laugh when he laugba
i hoth should happen to laugh at ths '
aama tlm show that you ar not Uogh-
lng at what h 1 laughlng.- -
Wbn h want to teu you a story
Interrupt him With another on that ,,
haa nothing to do -wlthths ons he Is
about to Wl you. - . ' .
Find fault with ail plana ns maaes
for your pleasure. .
Aak him continually for thing bej
cannot gtv you. - t ".
From th Philadelphia Press.
Csssldy 'Tis a foln red flannel shirt
y hov on ya1" v
Casey Ay i -its tome sruri . ana a
great bargain. J V
Cassldy It looka.- good, but do It
shrink In the waahin'T
Casey I dunno. Shure. rvs only- nasi
it monf. -. j , ' .'
h.Ai..i.ia 1 . "'""I
-Lewis Incl Clark ; -