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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL; PORTLAW1X FRIDAY EVENING
MAY 10, , 1607.- n
Writer Rays People of United
( States and la Flayed In Turn'
' " " y Reviewer,
1 SAYS AMERICAN CHILD'S .
- REARING IS IRRATIONAL
IUU Declare America Has No Inner
life and No Rest, No Art and
That Uttle of It Literature
Worth the Name.
9 (Jotinul gmeUt Service.)'
' IdOBdOIL Mir 1. Moit , ttnffll.h
lewers passed Over In silence a book
rwenuy published here, and perhaps Its
Interest to Amerloan readers would have
been overlooked altogether if It had not
own lor a paragraph in-1 this week's
Academy giving ,i the novelist called
Rita"? a candid expression of its opln-
ton ox ner lor what ; she' bad written
about Americans. It seemed best to
get a copy of the pook called "Personal
Opinions Publicly Expressed" and see
wnar me may had been saying. The
result was entertaining. Here are 'some
ftztraetft tmm n w, .mil.
AHeannt American. "
'1 hv Mvr been fortunate enough
. to meet an American gentleman or an
i '., American lady. : I venture to assert that
n wui taaa centuries of 'refining and
of educating before aa American-rven
ens of the Ultra-civlllsed four hundred-
can ciaim equality with the , English
upper or middle classes. Self -advertisement
seems the first law of nature
jo an American. He can. never rest -on
' his own merits, and allow other people
to find out what be Is. or what he does,
he ... must Immediately shout and
advertise It Not content with
their own remarkable achievements
if they. are obstinately bent on' foisting
some of their atrocities on us.
They have Instilled the ndble art of
braggadocio into our newspaper columns
' and boomed unutterable trash aa litera
ture. An American has no re
fined instincts, no refined feellnss. and
assuredly no refinement of. manners. l
htm life is a vast, yeasty, frothy,
mult, forever throwing up new
tlons of , success, and new schemes
wealth and aggrandisement,
"There is no beauty so short-lived as
that of the .American girl. No physique
at once ao fascinating and so feeble.
The bringlng-up of the American child
is altogether faulty and Irrational, and
in no way tends to render it robust or
healthy. Its ' youth Is aa exotic
brief, for at thirty, or even sooner the
American man or woman Is a prey to
dyspepsia and insomnia ' and - divers
other llls"flnd so oa ad Infinitum ad
The Academy calls this "a violent and
unmannerly attack upon Americans, a-
Uvered without inspiration and without
wit" and expresses :; the view that
Amerloan are not likely to take "Rita"
as an authorised exponent or English
opinion, and that everyone in England
who knows American men and women
will promptly condemn such writing as
this. 5 '
"Rita" is a Mrs. Humphreys. She has
written a good many novels,! and the
trouble ' seem to be that ahe couldn't
get ' " them published In America, al
though they were offered far and wide,
CALIFORNIA OLIVE OIL
Shipped In Great Tank, Like So
35 IE WAS HUIIO
BY 11 FOMUIIE
Scion , of English Arlatocracy
Lives as a Social Outcast
FRIENDS SWINDLED HIM
AN DTHfcN DISAPPEARED
Spent Ten Thonsand Dollars, a Month
for Eleven MonthsThen Had to
Seek ' Employment Could
Hold a Job.
The sale of olive oil constitutes one
of the largest items of revenue to Call'
fornla. Although olives have been
crown there for more than half a cen
tury, the Quantity of fruit sold outside
of the state, before 1999 was insignia-
Forming themselves into an associa
tion, a number of the large growers
have taken steps since then to oompete
with Italy- and France In selling their
produot, and nave succeeded to sucn an
extent that, according to Moody's Mag-
sine, they manufacture a large propor
tion of the 150,090 gallons of olive oil
at present produced in this country'
One ton of olives usually, yields ie
to 6 gaiiona or ou.
For tho eastern trade the California
association has established an extensive
bottling plant In New England to which
loaA in tanks, like so muck petroleum. h.Jn, t JS?ll
' (Jonratl Special flervlee.) " '""
Xxtndon, May t. Ruined by a fortuna
Such is the story of Josselyn Robert
Augustus Riley. He ran through $110,
000 in 11 months wa swindled out of
most of it-end has slnoe for years, in
various eltmee, been living the life of
the sooiat outcast, the . man for whom
the worm has no usa i ,
There-is lots of blue blood in Riley.
His rather was Captain Frederick Au
guetus Riley, who served with distinc
tion through the Crimean war. c His
uncle is Lord Stafford. The Earl of
Muncaster stood" godfather for him at
his christening. A few days ago he
appeared In the dock of Bow street po
lice court. charged with stealing an
overcoat. He was released on his own
recognisance as the evidence made It
clear that some other fellow really etole
the garment and unloaded npon Riley
the proof of his guilt
'v.v" JBb Wagy Booaa. 'V ' -
He was found the day after Ms re-
lease by a reporter at the address he
' tote-:!? , - t&dTLL. -X-h f-r r - . . -h.
' - efs.i ;-.e
One of the large olive orchards alone
contains no lees than 120,000 trees,
which will give an Idea of the magnl?
tude of olive growing.
Solving the Curtain Problem.
From the London Tribune.
A further improvement on the build
of the window would bo to make use
f olsed unfavorably. Flattery and praise
ne wui swauow ror a lifetime, but an
' adverse opinion riles him , beyond for
glveneea , America baa no in
ner life and no rest; no art, and little
; literature worth the name, r It tramples
t rough-shod on all the finer flowers of
civilisation, and cultivates rough-and-
: ready weeds in their place. It consider
ubetltutee as far outer than any gen-
''. ulne produce.. To business an American
brings little or no honorable feeling.
: He is impatient of steady and honest
,r methods. He would sooner make one
dollar by a trick than earn a hundred
by fair dealing. ( ''V.,,.
"Looked at dispassionately, . the
, Amaalng; American' is more , an object
for contempt than admiration! of won
der . than of example, e,,, e e a The
American Is the quintessence of air that
lt loud, lavlBh, and extravagant. To
of the clever invention which a lady
patented some time ago. The Idea came
to her after long endurance of the trials
nauaad bv nernatuaJ h&nlnr and wash-
Crit-fin of tnnallit ni1 luia. Th ahuha of
a dingy lodging-house In a slum street
and he occupied a wretched room On the!
top floor. He was shabbily clad. But
there is no need to describe him In de
tail. Everybody Is familiar with the
type Of human wreckage which he rep
resent tho man who might have been
somethlna decidedly different He talked
place more conducive to a free exchange
"To begin with. I must have been
born a sucker." . . ; j
"But yon weren't born in America!"
tb reporter Interposed, startled by his
glib usage of American slang.
"NO, I wasn't but I've been there and
hashes, but to avoid having to change picked up some of their lingo. Good
these every two or threa weeks she had I place, America, for the man who has
a second frame and glass made to fit lota of go in him: bad place for the man
exactly over the existing lower sash, and I who hasn't , I'm one who hasn't That
the drawn curtain was fixed between I Is why America didn't agree with , me.
the two sheet of glass. : j perhaps If Z had been bora there I
From the appearance of the window, might have turned out different becaiisd
seen from either the interior of the I they have different notion there of the
room or exterior ef the house. It was right way to train a fellow, in the ay
impossible to detect any difference from he should go. ' J
the usual order of things, but the saving "But to make a fresh start" h went
In the wear and tear of curtain blinds, on. "I was born a sucker at Twloken-
the freedom from worry and lessenlna ham. Historic dace, you know. Amer-
of the washing bill for this was a large lean go there to see Pope' villa. My,,
building with a great number of win- dad died, when I wa It. That was bad
dowa soon repaid the cost of the fig- for me, because he might have stralgbt-
her window necessitated having drawn
muslin . "blind" . fixed to the lower
- fei ta offering'
fa foiA that.
: iii'tnt coniitloae
fa dotermlne to &
1 5ir .
.. 1. t Vr a.
menta Th curtains might remain un
changed for a twelvemonth at least and
even then could hardly bo called soiled
when taken down.
find it strengthens and for
tifies them to withstand the
trying duties of their occu
pation, and exposure to all
kinds of weather The
Ideal preparation for the
day's work Is to drink
cup of S
ened m out bef or I had gone so far on
the wrong road I couldn't turn back. I
was sent to Belmont college, 'Windsor,
and afterward to Sandhurst where they
train young swells for the army, That
was bad for me, too, for there I got the
notion that swell are a privileged class;
Lthat hard work 1 derogatory to their
dignity, and that to go the pace should
be th chief aim of their Ufa '
j: started toootu race.
"I put that Idea Into execution a
aoon aa I got out of Sandhurst I went
to Brighton for a holiday. There J met
th kind of chap that X have lino
learned are always looking out for suck
era They showed me how to get a good
time and shared it at my expense. But
th vxpens was greater than I could
meet on th allowaho my mother made
. "My new friends, though, soon showed
m a way out of that difficulty. They
Introduced me to a London -money
lender. I signed some document ' by
which I represented myself to be of
age, which I wasn't and acknowledged
the receipt of a loan of 500. But all
I got in oaah was 160. The rest was
in share In something or other In some
outlandish place I had never heard of
They turned out to be "worth nothing.
of course, .with the friend who had
introduced me to the money lender I
went that night to the old Pelican club.
We slaved card. When w left the
club they had th whole of the 1B0.
"They suggested another- visit to
Shylock. He advanced me more money
on th earn term a It went th same
way--wln and card a In th course of
a few week I bad borrowed 17,000 on
ray expectations and lost It all. Then
Shylock said he.' could let me have no
money on my own name. My friends
suggested that X could use my mother's
name. I Oia. Tne omy excuse 1 can
make for myself la that my oondltion
was such that I did not realise what I
wa doing. That money went the same
way. - '"ii" : '', ''t :
Shylock would let me have no mora
My Jolly companion let me have enough
to keep me going until I came of age.
Then I had to shell out 11.850 to set
tle- with my creditors. I . waa a fin
specimen of an aristocratic as In those
f otm4 la
perfectly teali"4 .f
y K'L every7
btlier aoav- to every
' -mnt. These - -
Sffeot on every street
ippearance. . Fifteen mlnttte .
pid ana adejuate tranjP ow t0 rjn every fifteen.aun
Jftt-U don town and tho car
tonpe locatione or.or . qt
will intereet the genera p
raaivantaeee & " ff Midlne
iLlfeeyonov tho test
We arc the ORIGINAL OWNERS of .40
LOTS, all CLOSE TO CARLINE, on GRADED
STREETS, with BEST City and Valley VIEWS :
land we are going to dispose of thern at prices away ,
- 'BC.1AJW, iviAxvJVJCA val.ua to ,tnose v wno can -j
- pay half cash, or more; or will exchange them for'
Willamette Valley Land. Don't miss this oppor
tunity -to secure a beautiful, picturesque ' building ,
. site, as we are going to clear them all out within
10 days.-' - rp - ' ' ' '
fees; Bros. Coiiipaiiy
Phone Main' 133
302 Jobdnough Building ,
"I tried to find work, but my exDen
slv education had taught me nothing
ox any use in earning a living. X could
only pick up an odd Job here and there.
Often I walked th streets night. Bom
of ,my relative raised enough to take
me to South Africa. But South Africa
bad ms us for a man Ilk ma The
You will haraiy credit it. but it I best job I struck there wa that of
1 a fact, that suspicion never entered billiard marker at Johannesburg, but it
my head that the jolly chaps who stuck, didn't last long. I worked my way back
so elose to m and had such prodigious
luck always la winning my money were
Both, friends and Koney Tenisn.
''A week or two after I came of age
I went with them and some other
friends I had picked up to a pigeon
shoot at Bodlam, In Sussex. There I
lost 8,000 in on day, betting. My
friends suggested that I try my luck
at dice. I had never tackled dice before,
but the told me a novice always had luck
at dlca I have thought since the dice
were loaded.' . Anyhow, when I woke up
next morning I found that I had loet
my last 1,000 and my friend had all
I managed to keep going for a time
by the aid of the pawnbroker and
tried to hunt tip myfrlends, but couldn't
find them., " There was a reversion of
to England after . a couple
thera England had no us
"My folk shipped m to Now York.
I struck a Job there a a waiter In
Bowery restaurant Held it Just one
week. The proprietor said' I was too
dead slow for tb billet That was the
trouble. . Every Job I - tackled It waa
always easy to find some fellow who
could do It better. I drifted all across
th continent a far a San Francisco,
even as a tramp I wasn't a success.
And here I am back In old England up
against tne earn oia game.
"My mother married a vicar in Not
tlnghamshir after my disgrace. She
sends me small sums of money occa
sionally an she can afford and good
advice. 'But wnars tne uss or good ad'
vice to a fellow like met 'I'm a failure
9.000 coming to me on my mothef t" mf worwuure is xnai i aidn't
death. I sold that. Then my friends v
turned up again. Strange, wasn't it?
But still I-didn't tumble. We went' to
a race meeting. .' There i naa a uttie
luck. But that same night I lost 2,800
playing baccarat Then ray friends re-
mmaea me or : my iuck at me race
track: told me that racing
tne proper gam zor nv,i was inouoea 000 alleged to b duo a th principal
to buy four or Ave horse that were lhA intMest of a loan said to have been
" ' .v. itT 1.". : r made by the claimant great-uncle to
kului ., . vum, . ..u Napoleon III, as long ago a 1B65: and
ln e?a.iri A 5S would not be wonderful if, npo th
" """- "" circumstance .: a stateo, this action
"r Vonve Buonaparte.
From the Westminster Qasette.
Memory of a very curious law case is
revived by the claim which a Luynes
farmer In nrtns'lnar aaralnar tnit M.irm.
vJdftntly press Eugenie for something Ilk flOO,.
cost me Just 122,000,
Advised to rind a root
- "My friends ; again all mysteriously
disappeared. I ran across one of them
a few day later and asked for a loan.
I've no mon 7 to spare,' he said, "but
I'll give you a bit of good advice. Try
io'Vnd a big a fool as yourself and
then do him as you've been don.' I
haven i xouna turn yet.
cam to aa Ignominious an ending as
i When the town of Marseilles went ta
law against th ex -Empress Eugenie a
quarter of a century ago toendeavor to
reclaim ' a piece of land which In the
flourishing day or th second empire it
had presented to her lata husband, the
counsel for the municipality eommenaid
bis speech, amid profound llenc by
Justifying th designation of th illus
trious defendant as "Veuve Buonaparte,"
on th ground that, according to law, all
French citizens were equal, and that th
title of majesty therefore belonged to
ber no mora
Ther waa In thl an echo of th
"Veuve Capet" tyl of Fourquler Tln
vllle'a tribunal of th Terror by which
the hapless Marl Antoinette was con
demned, which ' revolted every French
eltlsen of decent mind; and th action
wa dismissed with cost against th
claimants, to th great Joy of many sin
cere Republican. , But it la doubtful '
whether. If the preaent casa ' goe to
trial, there wlU be any talk of "Veuv
SOMBREROS and silver spurs are the
fashion among cowboys.
The length of a lapel, the width of a
collar, the drape of a coat ar& some of the
small things that
determine for the
fashionable New ,
Yorker his style standards.
" Alfred Benjamin & Co. express in their
clothes the accepted New York fashions of
the moment. ;
Exdastye Agent Here.
Buffum & Pendleton, Inc.
31t Morrlsoa St.