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A MYSTERIOUS vISrT
HE VISIT, of the editor of
; .American ; political Mecca
devoid of interest Indeed
plain Some recent flip-flopping; that
ipunsible explanation. . -it has been noticed mat tne
Oregonian. with one of those sudden "about faces,"
which have so frequently marked
- competed and condemned such of.
delegation as is under indictment It did not even wait
ior the formality of a trial, to which every one jinder
, the., constitution and laws, is entitled. To. emphasise
,' the depth and breadth of its conversion 'it raked to-
1 gxther the old sores of the past 30 years aitd gave them
-publicity. In .doing so itjnade a
itself in complete accord with the
icy the prosecution in the land fraud
. 10 pe, sustaining. .-' i . . . " ' ,
v Arid now the editor has gone to Washington. The
purpose of the visit seems-to be manifest Oregon's
representation in congress, is at the. present time just
tone fourth of what it is legally entitled to.- What more
'proper than that the editor of the Qregonian, the friend
and champion of a hitherto somewhat unappreciative
1 administration, should declare -"himself as one of the
jtiro patronage dispensers of the state? Senator Fulton,
jfxom present appearances, is playing a lone hand insofar
(as any hand is being played; why should not. the editor
f . the' Oregonian be given an equal - show with mm
laince circumstances have temporarily at least eliminated
(that rest of the delegation? These are natural and pertl
)nnt considerations -from' the standpoint of the editor,
And it is not at all surprising that he is giving , them
painstaking consideration or that he
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pursuance of hisr patriotic designs. With part of the
, patronage fo Jug. own hands he would have tire basis of
ia "political machine" all his own. With that machine
safely in band he would have the
, ization through which he would be in a position to at
least dispute the claims of other contestants to succeed
Senator Mitchell two years hence. All of this, too, will
go far to Lexplain . why the editor has so consistently
pounded die Republican machino for the past weeks.
It is not a machine he objects to so much as a machine
which is not in his own hands. The outcome of the
"visit will be watched with much interest not because it
'is so intrinsically interesting, but for the reason that it
is1 an interesting sign of the times and throws a clear
light on certain recent transactions
too erratic to $ield to an ordinary
THE SENATE AGAINST
kHE MAJORITY-of tlra United
opposed to the passage at -this session of the
Esch-Townsend bill, "or any, like measure 'in-
tended to regulate railroad rates.1' The president de
sires the bill passed and, it is supposed, will convene
congress in extraordinary session next fall if not -sooner
unless the senate passes the bill. But even if
he doesrth' senate Jcan; long delay . thelproposed re
forms. It can, ''debate . the measure for .months, and
end by amending th bill so as to eliminate its principal
virtues, and this is what may be expected to happen
unless the senate concludes that it would be politic to
- accede to the president's desires, or unless senators be
come impressed during the summer with public senti-
. raent on this question, and so yield in order to remain
in favor with the people, j, ; .:': ..,
Why do so many senators, probably almost all of
. the Republican senators, at 'least all the "leaders," op
- pose a bill of thia kind? That is a question hot easily
answered offhand. . Somehow they seem -to be friendly
on all occasions to the railroads, and other big cor
porations and the -combines called trusts.' It seems as
if many of the senators represent these rather than the
masses oj the" pepple That the system of rebates andJ
discriminations in -us by the railroads is a great evilJ
-and one that ought to be remedied, is not to be dis
puted or doubted; that the bill passed by the house will in
some measure remedy this evil is confidently believed
; It hasthe approval of the president and attorney gen
r eral -and other cabinet officers and of the people ceo'
crally.' They want jthis bill passed now, this winter, not
next year or later. It is never too early to do a good
thing, to perform a good service for the people. Then
why cannot the senate take up thia measure during the
ext two weeks and pass it? ; -; : ; '. A
" Because, as we said, the senate as a whole is a pro
corporation, pro-trust body. Because it loves to delib
crate, to do things deliberately, to debate a subject for
weeks and months before acting, even if not a vote is
changed thereby. Because it is jealous of its dignity
. and thinks it unseemly to pass .any important measure
sent to .it by the rowdy house without long deliberation
and ' making various amendments. Because, at heart,
, the senatorial leaders do not like, the president, and
-v would like to cross his purposes ,;f they dared do so.
, But the people demand this legislation, and are watch-
. Dayton; Or.. Feb. la. To the "Editor
' r The Journal Rain is coming dbwn
'which aaauree us of moderate weather
after almost one month of continuous
, dry weather, which was a godsend te
us farmers, . every one of wjiom was
. buiy building fence and doing other
work, tn connequence of which farmers
;wiU' be ahead when spring work opens.
: I a th'-a-constant reader of " the Omaha
. Dally News and every lsaue ie filled
-.' with -ceid weather new a, picturing the
horrors Of bllxxardi and ..extreme aero
-.' weather, of how train are lost in anow
. drifta, people end etock froaea to deaah.
' and I want , to ear right here. If you
5 have 'never lived la a country" Vf bl la
sards you don't know how to sympa
,' thlwr with hoee poor people with coal
' at 17 a .ton that mease 12S pert 1M
' bus. that won't last aa long there aa
' three corde of oak wood will last in
- 'Orrgon. I know thia to be a fact from
.' experience, and three eorda of hard
' ; wood coat me tlS.BO, quite a saving, ia it
not, flS.tt In favor ef the poor man.
: arv ruH coat me ISt.SO last fall put la
j the ehed and he eame fuel In Nebraska
which would be coal, would cost there
, tH.in. Just eo .wlih about all that a
-r rxor mn muat have, even to pork. That
X a corn country. yet -pork -la. cheeper
- in Oregon than there. ..Talk about Ne
1 , ' braaka being a good country to live la!
-v.Vhea t think .ef the, home of eycionea.
bllaaarda, hot winds, droutha, peatllence,
- fall urea, heart-rending accnea that I
have seen in Nebraska, 1 think of the
" fool who irrote: . " :y. ' '
"Tell me ye winged Vinda. that round
' ' my pathway roar.-
' Is there not aome apnt where mortals
' weep m aeoreT"J
"The leud .wind dwindled to a whls-
por low and eighed, for pity aa they an
wered. '-ilere In -Oregon. t dri't
iMtve the Inud wlnda. we doa't have any.
V t-icg te tight la Oregon but sleep and
GO N DAILY J OU R N A L
AN. INDEPENDENT NXWtPAFBR r .
PUBLISHED BY 'JOURNAL PUBLISHINQ Ca
. , atreeta,. rpruano, uregoo-
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY OF
kxPLAINEDw ,7, k
the - Oregonian to the
at this time is., not
it, may go far to ex-
otherwise lacked a
ments and seeds
its career recently
rights which even
spect ; When the
strong ettort to place
president, whose pol-
cases was believed
venience of the
open longer than
should find it conr
basis of an organ
which were entirely
such as to render
tribute, and any
States senate is
He was .a great
party in the great
about ' all that can
Deep, indeed, would be .our ingratitude if
t courteously' thank the Oregonian for its kin
ins) on the manner
to give up Senator
Tanner.- While the
own news- bureau
appetite. Oregon la the only place for
comfort . for both- poor and -rich for
climate and society, Oregon's a world
beater, and, Whewyou mova me oat of
Oregon, especially Dayton, it will be
feet foremost. ,J. W. McDONAUX .
Iw -r. acorgaa rays raw men
New Tork Correspondence Pittsburg Dls-
J. F. Morgan worships every Sunday
he ia In New Tork In a free pew. 8t.
Oe6rt'e church iaCfree church. tJie
earn aa the Holy Communion, at Twen
tieth street and Sixth avenue, and the
Church of the Ascension, at Tenth-street
and Fifth" avenue. Tba revenues of
these churches are so larg that' there
la no necessity for them to charge pew
rent. The poor are Invited to- attend and
are given good seats. The Sunday col
lection In Dr. Ralaeford's church are
aald to average upward of M 6 0.000 0
year. But this would not beain to pay
.the running expenses of the church and
the various charities associated with It
It is In thej latter direction that-Mr.
Morgan and -other rich men, who have
free sittings in the church, bave an op
portunity to play the good Samaritan.
'. XaaasnaaMe Igaoraaoe.
From Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
No man Is .excusable for .being
ignorant- in these days when -educational,
facllitlea are on all sides and the doors
always open. Therefore,-Mr. Armour's
Um oranee of the existence ef any beef
trust la just awful. ;
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. From the Boston Foot.
The smashing of the beef trust and
the clearing of the trarks for national
'railroad -reform are certainly two very
significant and salutary events. It's a
splendid opening tor tha jraar 110a, -
jreo. r. fAhoa
The Journal Efcfldmg, Fifth and Yamh-t
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ing the senate. - The people are with the president and
not with the .senate on this question. The people are
making their wishes known, and it would not be strange
if some 1 of these- senators who are so cafeful to do
nothing for the people were retiredas their terms 4
pire, and rnen more in accord wivh" the popular senti
elected in their places. . , . i
BRIDGE QUESTION. , : ;
HE FIGURES AeSENTED in The Journal yes
terday make clearly manifest that the thousands
who dailv use Jthe bridges have some
the river menfshould be bound to re
interests "of "so many people are, in
volved and when these interests to a greater qr lesser
degree clash with other interests the reasonable and
proper, "way is for each to try to get the point of view
of the other so that each. will get approximately that
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19 wnicn n is jusuy cniuica. - . ; . .-
While it cannot be expected that' the bridge traffic
will, be permitted to unduly hamper the river traffic,, it
cannot, on the other hand, be "accepted as a fixed prin
ciple that the river traffic always and at MIV times has
the right of way regardless of the convenience of those
who travel overhead. There are, as we have said, the
rights of two distinct classes to be considered, and it is
only fair and right that each should have a show. Here
tofore the bridges have been used for the exclusive con
river men, - The, draws have been kept
was necessary, , traffic has been un
necessarily delayed' and thousands of people have suf
if not actual loss, all of which was
being true,' and the fact cannot be dis
puted, neither side should assume n exclusive right, but
both should conclude that there are double interests in
volved each of which is entitled to some consideration.
East Portland has grown so rapidly and it is destined
to continue to grow so rapidly that the question of
bridge traffic will constantly grow more acute. This
is as good a time as any to settle certain principles with
reference to the use of the bridge, and aaithe bridge
users are in a reasonable frame of mind, there seems
no good reason why it should not be done at once.
'' ' EULOGIZING SENATOR QUAY.
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'THE SENATE had to take a iday to deliver and
I listen to eulogizes of the late Senator Quay. Of
:y ' ' course fhe late boss of Pennsylvania was praised
and lauded about the same as if he had been a roan
whose life really deserved such' post-mortem encomiums.
There have been and are senators, and senators. . The
late. Senator Hoar was of one kind, the late Senator
Quay of a very different kindJ Hoar's public life was
public eulogicrcf bim a meet and due
citizen could, read 'with interest and
pront wen consiaerca . aaarcsscs upon inn 111c. oqi
Quay was long, a senator too, and died a senator, and in
deference to custom the senate goes through the same
ceremonial on' his laccount as on Hoar's. Of "course thej"
truth, or but a little of the truth about Quay was told
organizer, a man of tenacity of pur
pose, a deep and skillful politician, the ablest specimen
of political bossjthat'lhe country has" developed, a maij
who for many year was the complete master of his
state of Pennsylvania and this is
be said of him ' without running
counter to the maxim: "Speak only-good of the dead."
It ouebt nevertheless to be. added thit he was a'corniP'
tlonist, utterly devoid of principle' in politics, and al
together a man who did harm and not good m his state
and country. As a public man there, is no occasion to
mourn his death or eulogize his life. . But he died a sen
ator; thats apparently enough to entitle him to this
ceremonial - ''.'''. V
thank the Oregonian for its kindly and
constant corroboration of The Journal s stones. Some
times this confirmation comes a day late, arid sometimes
a week, as in the case of the article it prints this morn-
in which Mr. Robertson was made
Mitchell's "Burn this letter" to Judge
stories The Journal publishes require
no corroboration, we cannot permit the Oregonian s evi
dences of kindly feeling toward us'to pass without note,
especially when it goes to the great expense of having its
confirmatory article telegraphed all. the way from its
in Washington. . ,- f ; . :
The New Yorkers are apparently deeply fascinated
with "Bat" Masterson and his record -as t1 shooter.
There are few men better, qualified than Masters to
turn into cash such record as he possesses or who can
oread it out thinner. 'There are a -ref manv rrcnit
in which Masterson)-: will not quite do; there are some
respects in ; which he will not do at alL But if New
York wants to laud him as a latter-day hero well and
good. The rest of the country will not object unless an
attempt is made by New York to' crowd that theory
down its throat when it will have something to ssy.
It frequently happens! that a
finds himself in a position where he re
Quins some simple and effective means
of defending himself against -a greater
strength than hia own. The following
accurately explained rules will ba found
adapted to all forms of attack and de
fencer. . , '. ; .4, '.
If you are approached at any time In
a suspicious, manner by a seedy friend,
be prepared ' for the Uvea . touchl, and
when, the opponent r extends . the glad
hahd'silie the hand above the, wrist
and twist the elbow Out of joint. This
will successfully foil the Intended touch
and decrease the likelihood .' of subse
quent similar attarka. '
If TM crowd ln a street car becomes
too. denfee for your comfort-Just take
the tip of 'the index linger-and 'touch
each of the ladlea withla reach under
the-chln -The ladles will draw bark
apd' give yon' all the room yon desire.
This in the famous, kitchl kltchi.
If While snated in a friendly game of
poker an , acquaintance draws a knife
and trtea to sUb you In the heart, catch
the point of the knife between the
thdmb and forefinger and give It a
short, quick twist toward your opponent's-
throat. then shove his elbow
until the knife sticks out of the back
of his neck.' This Is celled dacosu and
should be used only In extreme eases
sad then by an expert In Jiu Justso, aa
It requires a thorough knowledge of the
art to restore your opponent. S
i If you should happen-to awake la the
hi ant alone .In the house and find the
light of a dark lantern and the Aussie
of a revolver In your face, backed, by a
vicious looking thug, throw up your
hands and surrender, tor Jiu . Justso
won't help you any.
1 1 Smkll Ctangc y
Most of the capitol was left .
All over but th axter-Ucking. '
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Considerably good work was done. . .
Th K I. han't been Indicted yet
', What a ellef--no more leglalatura,
Now let all anlmoaltlea p foraotteV
Now municipal political aap bagina to
Thar have. bea lots worse lest ta-
Warsaw saw war long
- Our kingdom for a million bushels ot
May whaat -- - ,
What Oklahoma wants
' Lowering; the duty on tobacco seems
to le a pipe dream. .' . .
Thro mighty rood mea- wanted (or
the tax commission. . , .
' February haj onlr a-other week la
which to be wet and good, '
Olrla either under or ever 11 have ne
proper bualneaa lif saloons.
Hoch admits that be was
man, but not a lady killer.
' The park bonding propoeltlon was one
ot doubtful wisdom, at JeAt'-t
The right sort of governor and the
veto power, can do much good. ' - :
Plorebcilo was burled not with sorrow
but with soma appreciation of his last
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The Republleaa family lap Oregon Is
not aa entirely haraoatoaa and happy
one. . - 1 . '..
It la too -bad that such, a" standpatter
as Mr. Meldringhaus cannot be elected
senator, x 1 -
Texas Unnoaea a sneeial tax on bach
elor Dd some of them want to shoot
the law. -
Max Pracht haa got another aoft lob.
That fellow would work aa Office out
of th Turk.
Oklahoma doean't care much If she
loaoa statehood: 'aa a territory she can
drown her Borrow. - ,.f
Only S7 days more In which to whin
your wife without getting whlnoed bv
an officer la retallatlosk - - v
The' record of the late legislature has
some goed points, but wUl always be
darkly .burdened with . those normal
school appropriations. ,
The election of Neldrtnrbaus would
be almost Justified 00 the ground that
the leader of hia Republican -opponents
is Star Route JWek Kerens-,
A man named -Extra, Smith haa bd
fined for neglecting Jf ,' support his wife.
But didn't she know iwhen she married
mm .tnat- ne was aa extra Smith? -
Governor . Tardaman of If IsslSalppi
will have 'noting to do with the Inau
gu ratios ceremoniea. lie la atlll assid
uously cultivating his ears and his
bray. ... ...,;,
o regon Sideligkti
. N'more skating. ,!.' .'.
Watu schooL Galea creek-r-baaket so
cial, ml .... .-..-ri " - . . "
pretty 'quick. ,
up the valley lasted
There should and . shall be a railroad
to xmamook. , j - -
Oood fat hens are higher In Kfabbard
than for years. . . - -
.' Haxrtsburg merchants will close on
Sunday hereafter. . -v:
Woodburn1 will make a great spurt
thia spring, declares the. Independent. '
' - Coqnilla City Herald and Bulletin con
solidated. -Oood move should make, a
strong paper. , . - ' - .
4.The Forest Grova Times allndes to
the editor of the Condon Times aa re
- An Iowa man la In Hlllaboro to pur
chase a farm, and hia two sons will come
for the name purpose. (Sample of many
itema la various state papers.'
Roaeburg Plaindealar: Roaeburg and
Douglaa county will grow and develop
so fast and so substantially .thia year
that most of us wilt rub our eyes with
I J . m
A fellow named Norman arrived at
Pendleton from Spokane by train the
otner evening, tie waa drunk, and had
angered the conductor and disgusted the
passengers. When the train arrived he
would not leave, and the marshal waa
eTimmoned. . .i Before the latter arrived
Norman had broken out two of the win
dows of the car by putting his. head
through them. He thus hurt his head
fand his pocket He bled "like a Stuck
pig. Ho will repent in jail. Moral:
II you must get drunk, don t travel, ;
'. Inui old orchard on the Tucker home
stead, near tijprlngwater postoflVe, Clack,
aroas countyi stands what the Estacada
Newsaya is the largest cherry tree in
Oregon. It measures at its base about
three feet from the ground - eight feet
and a half inch. The tree is sound and
last season produced a wagon load' of
luscious fruit It Is about (t yeara old,
Mr. Tucker having planted It when ha
first settled in the country. - 'j -
Hdulton Register: One-Eyed Riley,'
who is visiting Houlton, claims . he Is
down here for his wife's health. Mra
Riley haa been rather poorly Of late
and the doctor preseYlbed pure air and
pleasant surroundings. '.As she could
have neither while, he was at home, it
was suggested he leave tot a while. So
he eame down here and It IS learned the
lady' la rapidly recovering., , - - T
1 Myrtwin point Correspondence - of
Marshfleld Mall: Between your corre
spondent and the editor of th .Enterprise
si an- -ageeement waa . mad by an Inter
change of opinions to interest the read
ers of this paper. As I expected such
te be arwnteiiertuaj exchange, I was
very much surprised that - the editor
proved to be neither of culture nor re
finement butjama.lo the extreme, show
ing no ability whatsoever. The answer
to his alur waa refused solely on th
grounds that I proved too much for fcimJ
So you lost the donkey glory.
...... From the' New Tork World!"
Each political year baa ita dominant
bote and leaves upon the political ob
server .. one principals and commanding
Impression The .year that baa Just
cio- naa oeen signally a year or un
rest. Therein it -la aa exception. It
prevailing restlessness, however, has
aeea la one respect especially ominous.
The absorption of the American peo
ple. In the presidential and other elec
tions naa diminished their Intervention
In European affairs, and apart from
finance and somewhat gratuitous peace
congreaa . proposals American Influence
in Europe haa been less felt . than In
many . previous yeara. Mr. Roosevelt
receives a large measure of confidence
and admiration In Europe, 'The most
radical elements of hia policy aa ex
pressed tn his messagd concern primarily
local affairs, the Philippines which are
American already, and Cuba, concerning
which aXirope cares little. To the, so-
called -big stick" manifestoes, at which
many American newspapers exclaimed la
dread and trembling, the more experi
enced politicians -of- Europe are accus
tomed; they perceive the .difference be
tween words and deeds and remain un
disturbed. - The triumphant return to
power In Canada of Sir Wilfred Laurler
serves to assure Jtbe continuance of har
monious relations- between, Canada and
the United Statea
Ministerial crises la Denmark and Spain
have little significance, with Italy, our
Impression of unrest becomes emphatic.
In no single year hitherto since 'the for
mation of the monarchy haa there been
so much disturbance in this country,
and the disturbance has been accom
panied by a growth hitherto unparalleled
Of socialistic doctrine and influence. The
struggle between, capital and' labor has
reached more than one violent climax
In exceptionally tenacious strikes at Mi
lan and other northern cities. , The Irre
dentist movement to acquire the Tyrol
and Trieste because of , the Italian
majority tn the population in Trieste 75
per eent are Italians and comprise the
entire well-to-do and educated portion
of the population has led to rioting at
Innsbruck and the Austrian, port Dis
content haa more- than onoe manifested
Itself In the army owing to socialist agi
tation. Scandals connected with Indi
vidual ministers haa substantially dimin
ished the prestige of ' parliament The
financial altuation la more than ever em
barrassed. The proposals to at last ad
just the dispute between the papacy and
the Italian monarchy have been received
sceptically and will come to nothing. The
papacy has lost prestige . through . Its
political defeat at the handa 'of the
Combes ministry In Franca. By all these
occurrences the socialists know t admir
ably how to profit and the last word
of their canon will always be disintegration.-
Disturbances tn Posen stand out as
the most momentous occurrences .during
(ho year', in Germany, and thev have
been aggravated rather than assuaged
by the exceptionally severe methods of
repression adopted by the government
The moderation Imposed upon the social
democrats by election disasters haa Im
proved their position with thinking men,
and la every .deliberative assembly their
Influence baa notably increased, while
continual military : acandala,, to which,
they draw attention, have tended to In
crease, the numbers ot their supporters
In the rapidly : growing disapprobation
of .military despotism.. The personal
.prestige of their leader, Herrv Bbel. "is
greater. The last word of his and their
purpoee la the" annihilation of the "status
quo.". The closing weeks of the year
marked the organisation on an Immense
scale of a strike that will be one of the
largest In the history of labor, the strike
of the coal miners in . Westphalia. Chte
will shortly take place at the Instigation
of German socialism. ' . , ,
- The " Impending neslgnation vof M.
Combes shows - that the apparent sta
bility of his ministry was deceptive. The
most ancient and sacred . prejudices of
a large portion of the French people
have been disdained, the educational sys
tem of the country haa been thrown into
confusion, an unpopular foreign policy
threatens complications In Morocco. The
reslrnation .( General Andre -from the
ministry-of war la aa omen. The pen
dulum haa begun - to awing backward
from the ruthless aggression ot the pres
ent administration trampllng -upoa.lv-
numerable susceptibilities. -
The Balfour ministry la doomed. The
Salisbury tradition " waa broken doubly
by the Chamberlain campaign of pro
tection and the consequent defection of
the Duke of Devonshire and the Liberal
Unionist group. The aftermath of the
war Is bitter. Th high Income tax la a
constant source of Irritation. The war
office and Indeed the whole army system
lie tn confusion. The expedition to Thibet
has aroused hostility id England and
haa not meter! airy improved the frontier
problems of India. Lord Milner, clos
ing a career of honorable, service In
Rmith Africa, haa ..by the Introduction
of Chinese labor In the Rand mines
sown seeds of future discord. Australia
la menaced by labor discord. The lib
erals have gained at Italybridge a aeat
which for SO years haa been Conserva
tive." That In common with other bye
electlb'ns. Is a sign of the trend ot public
sentiment -,' ' - V
Russia, by a hundred signs, stands on
the verge of revolution. Riots In Po
land: .discontent at the point of -revolt
In Finland: the entire Intelligence and
patriotic Impulse of the country gath
ered Into a movement advocating con
stitutional government and , beaded by
the Zemstvos-J the appointment of Prince
wirakv to th ministry of the Interior,
the recall of M. Witt,, the relaxation of
press supervision ana otner concessions
serving to prove that the Importance of
the agitation Is amply recognised; the
disasters In the far east and the -evidences
of corruption and dissipation In
the anny-these re signs aa momentous
as - those preceding the taking of the
Bastlle In 1791. - Here again,, and most
emphatically of all, the portent is dis
integration. .' ' .
For soma months preparations . have
been made In Turkey - and Bulgaria
pointing to an outbreak of war and con
sequent chaos throughout the Balkan
states. . The on temperamentally calm
statesman of Austria,' Dr.; von Koerber,
has been "Torpea into retirement count
Tisss, prime minister of HanKary. haa
thrown , himself and his cause apon the
country! The- race 'question Increases
In bitterness, the Fan -Germans In In
fluence. More than ever the Austrian
empire depends upon the life of Its em
peror. His hand removed, disintegration
muat almost Inevitably 't"ABjAj'
From the Chicago' Record-Herald
W know Wel-Hal-Wel mainly as a
Chinese port held by Englsnd which -will
revert automatically ' to Chtna at. the
moment that Russia's tenure of Port
Arthur Is officially recognised as ter
minated. Wa hear of - it most often In
connection with discussions as to
what steps England will take to retain
it now .that the . ending Of the pesent
lease Is a certainty of the near future.
, Mut .Wel-Hal- Wel baa other claim, to
'1. i ', - ." i
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consideration. Besides a cllraaf which
for glory and salubrity muat excel the
aery best that ever waa boasted for
southern California by the boomers In
their prime, it has a reputation for law
and order and for .'good government
which will challenge all the world to
According to David Fraser In the Feb
ruary Fortnightly Review the tax-dodger
lit Wei-Hal-Wei ia unknown. The collec
tion of revenue costs nothing, tor every
villager brings In his taxes on too ap
pointed day,- and there- la not one penny
of uncollected revenue outstanding. -
The population of lis.000, occupying
II square miles of territory, is kept ia
order by a pollen force of three Euro peas
non-commissioned .. facers and a few
Chinese detectives. In six years of Brit
ish oeeupatlon there haa been Just one
murder . and - just one case ef serious
robbery, meriting a twa years' imprison
ment for punishment - So small are the
demands made, upon the courts that tke
secretary to the government la compe
tent to, administer all the justice re
quired along with hia many other duties.
We frankly admit that wa didn't know
there- was such an Ideal' community in
existence thia side of Paradise. It Is
evident that our local wise men woo
are trying to fix ua up a, new system of
city government modeled on experiences
of other lands have made a grievous
mistake la overlooking - Wel-Hai-WL
They could certainly find there vast ma
terial for wise discourses. ,.. "'
M. ' ' 0W mw.MAM '4ta
Anna itaalf nroud? in reviving Lord Xyt,
ton's world-famous- play. The ady,,f
Lyons, which haa stirred the hearts
or matinee . gins ior '
with its "high-tension Interest, elegant
diction '-' of love. It Is
what wa may Justly call an oxoellent
play, well eoastructea as to nnuawon
and sequence and containing a heart ln
. . . (AniiiiM .m mmsntlc na
ture. Ia bringing It forward onos mora.
jaanagee -Ballard nut xoitowa m m
pie of 80 1 hern and Marlowe, who. be
cause of the dearth of good new playa,
h.n aa The Lady of Lyons" to a
repertoire which is otnerwura
. . Ka aald of the beau
tiful manner In which the piece haa
been staged. The sellings are sumptu
ous, and the costumes ( trance toeioie
tha revolution) nothing short ot magni
. v h rirMna. mala and female.
might-have been lifted only yesterday
from a modiste a anow-winoow, s ia-i
and clean 'do they appear. : -
Howard Gould's Claude Meinotie. tne
i4o MmntiA ham Fit drmtlo litera
ture, la 'aa wetoome to aenaea jaded by
yellow-streaked -leans or lata oay piay
wrtgata an spring water to - a thirsty
onnira tallow oiee and Impetu
ous,, yet well balanced, strength yield
an interpretation mat is auoa-mor au
1VI. . (!. AimrlM Tuillna -Pll,
mirwMv. --"-- . . . -
it,. .AMii nna af all modern nlay-
goers is a clear, well -enacted concep
tion or the first naugniy, men laaisnaui,
then humbled, then truly loving woman.
Mr. Gould and Miss Countlss gave the
emotional scenes splendidly. , . . t
Bowles and Bloomquest tne ennms er
the Columbia family, are positively picture-
am tha eonsnirators. Mr. Bernard
. 0'.na sHantlvalV- Mr. Dills MS thS
old soldier and Mr. Berrell aa the rar
chant share the honors. . v-y wauaee
and Roy Bernard appear aa dainty Ida
ui.. A 1am tm. ,r bar. vr .naL .- au.
ame Deschapelles. . Mlsa .Dpuglaa ap
pears aa the mother ar yiauae. air. Bea
ton. Mr. York and Jslr Athey flU out the
picture."- :..,,-"' .
n r raa tba demand for "Quo
Vadls" during the closing nighU of the
engagement last weea mat manager mal
lard haa arranged to-present tha great
Christian play for two more perfor
mances, -tonight and tomorrow night
Wednesday evening "The ay ot
Lyons" will be resumed. . - ,r
'The Brandt-Baume company scored
solidly for the second time at the Empire
yesterday in a favorite old military
drama, "Northern . Lights," In which
there are four acts' worth of thrills that
will oatch the Empire's clientele aa.no,
other form of drama possibly could.- At
both performances yesterday-the house
was crowded to the exits, and the en-'
thuslaam was simply boundless. Up
stairs tha youngsters carried tha , ex
pression of their approval to a point
which warranted polios Interference!
Thia waa . when a group of soldiers
marched on to the strains of a national
air. The gallery stood up aa one man
and cheered Itself hoarse.
'Manager Hart need not ba east down
at tha late arrival of "The Climbers"
if what happened yesterday may be aet
down aa an indication of tha commercial
value of -Northern' .Lights." True, it
does not afford tha joint stars such great
opportunities, but as a vehicle It la prob
ably "better suited to the full organisa
tion than tne ciyoa men ptay.
The story hinges on a colonel's son
who Is convicted ef desertion. The
father's pride is greater than his pa
ternal love, and the son becomea an
outcast John Swiftland, aa educated
Indian and assistant surgeon of ths post
proves, that tha boy Inherited his cow
ardice, and that- a certain wound has re
moved it from hia nature. .This the
soq .demonstrates finally by riding to
what, seems certain death with a mes
sage of relief to the barracks com
m and ed by his father, then besieged by
Indiana aa la The owi I -art Behind
Me." There are plota and counterplots.
and Various love themes-which keep the
Interest at high pitch. It la a difficult
play to stage In one week aad the first
performance was ragged In spots. Time
w111.jqf course, remove all such blem
ishes.; . Mr. Baume plays the Indian with ex
cellent effect aad Mr. Sainpolle soorea
distinctly as tha youth Wallace Gray.
Herbert Aahton Is an admirable colonel
and smaller roles are well dond by" Mr.
Marshall, Rea Irvln and Tony .west
Miss Brandt makes tha most of Helen
Darev Mlss Branscombe is a capital
Little ' Major and Miss Hepburn la
praiseworthy aa tha wife. ' t' y
'. f RACE WHITNEI.
From the New York 'World.
Three strong-looking men named
O'Connor , and Sullivan.-' charged- at
.Southwark yesterday with begging, were
said to have accosted people in the Old
Kent road, obstructing their passage.
end abusing those who refused to give.
Sullivan -bad 41 copies of a "song" called
Lines On the Unemployed, a portion
of which read as follows: r
"Thousands la England are starving.
It's all through no fault of their, own.
The troubles of poverty sharing, ;
And only to them It is anewn.
It Is hard when the cupboard M-empty,
And through tha streets poor men must
. , roam, -.(
Alt (he week through, no work to do.
With the It hungry children at home."
A detective said be had, known Bell
for IA years, and he ' bad never knowa
him do an honest day's ..work. Ha had
seen him in-custody several time for
drunkenness and felony. '. . i-
Mr.. Rose sent Bell to prison for If
days, kod the other, men for seven daa
1 -a Nsilwaawsss1.sai mmmlm 0 vf
.a . fl KMi f .it. t ' t
irisona s '
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By Ella Wheeler WUcox.) ' .
(Oepyrleht,. isoa, by te Aaurtca-JoaruK-
' ' . Cxaauser.r ,
After the final shaping of each nun '
And sphere and planet by God's hand ,
was dona. . - .-..- . ; ,
The splendid remnanU Into space he
Aad lot -Ua marvel for a wondering'
world. . :
' If Vou are' seeking for old nalacea '-;
and a, eight of royalty, go across seas;
duc 11 you want grandeur for tha eye, ,
elixir for the lungs and' a novel ex
perience for the mind, come here, . , .
Nothing anywhere on tha round earth
can ba found to surpass, if to equal."
wis scene m majestia.aad wonderful A
Beauty. - , - , ',-
One day from San Francisco, three
from Chicago, four from New York. :
and you And yourself in a world aa new
and remarkable aa some dream vision .
might provide. . , y '. -' -.
beved thousand eight hundred feet
above sea level you stand In a forest of ,
?ine trees and Oa the edge of a canyon
Wiles wide, .mora than a mile deeo '
and tot mllea long. - . . . r , '
So far below that the eve only eatched .
at Intervals a yellow thread In the
crimson seam of rocks runs the Col orado
river, 200 feet wide, tt feet deep '
and with a velocity of II miles an hoar.
nut you are not thinking of the river .
aa you look across thia . canyon; you -are
overcome, blinded, awed, .startled
by the' splendor of the color and tha ,
magnificence of design' in which nature '
baa Indulged herself. You gee castles,
f ortSi eathedrals, battleahlpa, tents, col-
unjna, minarets, palaces and the ruins of .
Carthage. Rome and Nineveh all before
you, and In colors no- eaavaa . would '
dare '.display, and no artist dare repro
duce, r- '...--., ..' '
There are cltlea In crimson, long lines
of Arab tenta In gray, temples and ca-
thedrala In salmon pink and forte .la
sullen red and brown. - v . ,
There la every conceivable form fash
ioned in rocks, of seven different geo
logtoal varietlea, and aa many varying
colors.' It la like ran excavated city of -the
Gods of Olympus, '- . No language can '
describe or words .convey what the
Grand Canyon of Arlsonas like, v
And as you look you -will mentally .
thank God that this superb expanse of -grandeur
la owned by the government
and therefore aafe from the desecration '
of commercialism. : No gigantic adver-i
tlsements of glue, pllla or tonlca ..can ,
ever blast the vision or enrage the soul
of tha beholder. -. - -, . -1
No -xa ot greed can causa the aowa-
fall of one of the splendid pine treea-
whlcb. lend ; beauty, aiut althto thja
government reaervatlon. v V .
God created this wonder spot; the -government
reserves It and man- may
enjoy It Private enterprise - has . dona .
and will do many commendable things
for the delight and comfort of visitors,
but )lt is properly handicapped from -any
possibility of -despoiling .nature tor
personal gain...' . .. .... k '-(-. .
, At present the adventurous and hardy
tourists descend tha oatiyon on mule
back to the river a ride of seven hours
down slg-sag trails, over precipitous
steeps. By and by aa -inclined railway
will give safer and swifter, privileges
all visitors te view thia marvel, af
creation, 1 from- -the bottom, up aaf well
ag, from the top down, rv '-'-- tdT " .
, Looking qpoo-th drawn facea and
limping forms of several, women wJtp
returned from tills all-day equestrian ,
trip ' down ths trail -and back- again.
I felt satisfied to wait for., the eon- .
structlon of the not yet proposed tall
way before seeing the wonders of the 1 v
rushing river at the bottom , of the 7 -canyon..
-,, ' -
The Honl Indiana attired In scarlet
blankets, lend- another touch . of vivid .
and picturesque beauty to the- scene.
Among this tribe one 'of the most
peaceful and Industrious In America
a skilled artist has been . discovered,
and her remarkable designs In pottery
are becoming world-wide lnnfame.
Nampye is a full-blooded squaw, and
lived oa the reaervatlon In east Arlsona'
until Induced to come here and Ply her
art In the Curio, building. Here now, ,
with her husband, ebildrah and grand
children, she spends her days, fashion
ing wonderful pots, pitchers and vases
out of Arlsona -clay, decorating them -with
symbols oC her clan and baking
them in an oven dug, la the earth and
heated by fagots.' ' 1 , .
Nampye'a aon-m-law, (the handsomest I
Indian I ever saw) is a skillful builder .'.
and carpenter, while his young brother -weaves
rugs and sashes of odd design.
It Is Interesting and gratifying to find !
a tribe of Indiana where tha mala mem
bers are satisfied to perform tneir share '
of labor. One who beholds this Hopl '
family in all ita branches here will not
think tha Indian race liable to extlno
Uoa. . I ;'
Babies abound, t ' saW Nampye at
work -fashioning a vase with her own '
baby of two years on oneiknee and her
rrandohlld. a year younger, on the other.
while children and grandchildren ot va- '
rlous ages romped and shouted, near.
Watching their anucs one realises .
how little race or color or environment
influences the sports of childhood. In-
f ant hood makea all the world akin.
- Much is written and said of the To-.
semita valley, Tellowstone Park and the
Garden of the uoas. . au inree couia
be tossed into the Grand Canyon ot
Arlsona and fUl only a crevice of Its
crimson abyss so monstrous, la. this rent -
in nature's fireaac. - .
Whatever else you have seen of the ;
wonders of the earth, do not believe yott
have aeen tha most wonderful of na
ture's exhibitions until you have stood
on the rim , ef the Crand Canyon '. of -,
LeWis anrj CiarU f
la winter , quarters near 1 Man dan.
North Dakota. - . , - - -'-.
Pebruarv JO Ths day was delight
fully floe, the mercury being at sunrise
t degrees and In the courre of the day
tt degrees above sero. the wind south
erly. Kagohaml cams down to see us
early: the village is afflicted with tha
death of ' one of their eldeet men, -who
from his account to us snust have seen
itawlntatn i. Just ash was dying, be re
quested his grandchildren to dress him
b hia best rooe wnen ne was qao -ana
then carry him. on a hill and. Seat him
on a stone. With his face down the river
toward their old vuiages, tnat ae might
go straight o 01a orouier ,wno naa
passed before him to the ancient vtllage
underground. : We have aeen a number
of Mandana who have lived to -a great
1. chiefly, however, the men, whoee
robust exercises forttfy tha body, while ,
the laborious occupations of tha women
shorten their existence, j . -
' . Cflever Mother Mevora.' ; ' .-V
' . rront th Topeka Capital, t
It alwaya seemed to me that . nature
dFd an unusually clever thing when she
made the average man's ana Just long
enough to encircle the average woman s
waist,.' , V- ;