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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
TO 8I-CURE SETTLERS.
Soulliarn OreRon Towns Unlla for
Modford Itnguo rlvur vlly. fair as
n garden unit bounding with manifold
products ol tint noil, surrounded by high
lilt In rich li mineral wealth, ntul lying
on tint main 1 1 mi of railroad communi
cation with thn outside worl.l, ! nil
nossod n demonstration of rntliunlaun
never bo'oro equaled by Itti eltlxoiis.
Pursuant to a meeting recently hutil At
Ursula Pais, at vhlch (10 were prffctit
from Modford, a represditatlvo gather
liiK of iiidii from Ashland, Grants Pam,
'Gold Illll, Central Point and Jackson
vllia convened upon Invitation ol tlm
Medford Commercial cluh Intit week lo
discuss means ntul adopt plans lor or-
ganltatlou to secnro morn rattlers and
Increaswd advanlsgn In nil II"') 'or tlm
Itogun river VAlley aiuI for Southern
Oregon ai it sectolti.
Tim organisation will unite nil towns
of thn valley and will comiirlsojall com
tuerclal bodies In thn cities nninoil.
Delegations with mnt At tint dejiot by
thn Mixlfonl Commurutnl cluh with a
ham), ntul the visitor likewise hroiiKht
musicians, whose efforts added to thn
Mitlittnlnntit . Dinner was served for 400
by J, I. Itddy, of thn NmIi lintel.
William Cnlvlg presided nt thn meet.
ItiK nt thn Davis opera house, W. I,
Vnwter delivered the address of wel
romit, follows! by tho nest speakers
from town represented. Thn tonn of
tint addresses Imllmtu that thn entire
VAlley will Iki united In working for
thn nilvMicrmi'iit of every enterprise of
common Interest to this section of the
Water Right on Walla Walla Rlvsr.
Salem HUla Html tit-or J. II. I,owIb
ha addressed a circular letter to attor
tiny Interested In thn milt Involving
Irrigation ami power rights In thn
Wnlla Walla river. Tho letter aug
gests a series of iiieetlom to litigants
which, when properly tabulated, will
show thn facta in each case without a
groat hum of conflicting testimony.
Tint milt pending In thn Circuit court ol
Umatilla county wan originally started
to d.nermlnit thn rights of a few claim
ants, hut when thn court cninn to con
alder thn priority of varlomi claim,
other water titers' rights went involved.
Thn Oallot to Advertise.
Tho mile Tho Dalle Business
Men'i AMoclatlon him opened quarter
In the Vint Mock, with J. B. McDonald
a secretary and maiiAKer. Mr. Mc
Donald Is recently from Detroit, Mich.,
and li a promoter of ability. Ho In
preparing it linn ol advertising, do
scrlptlvo of thn resources And itonslbll
Mrs of Tint Dalles and vicinity, to ho
circulated In thu Kait In localities
where eopln arn looking to thn West
for homes Atid for Investments, Tho
AoiocUtlon la entliiiidaitlc In thn belief
that inueli good will remit.
Overhauling Oeot Sugar Factory.
I.n (Irandn Thn work of overhauling
tho machinery nt tho sugar factory hat
begun nitd in helm' rapidly completed.
Half a doxen rncohanloi arn tmployel.
In n short tlimi tint factory will I mi com.
pletely renovated and overhauled In nil
depAitmeuta. Mr. Taylor, thn now fao
tory superintendent, Is exitoctetl to ar
rlvu from I)gan, Utah, within a few
Uy. Tint demniul for reel Is much
(renter than In Any previous reftsou, ns
tint ncreKn Is very much liWKor tlinu
Urlngi Sottlors to Mod ford.
Med ford IMwnnl Andrews, who
went to tint D.ikntAS recently to eecttru
Kettlers for tho ItoKiitt river vnllny, Iihs
nrrived from tho Kast with tho first In
nlnllmnnt of his pnrty. Tliern were 17
in the car, nil hoiiHu-eekmi, from tho
vicinity of Mnnknto nud Cryntnl KnriiiKS,
Minn., ami Mitchell, Boutli Dnkotn.
Tint country looks ood to them nud
they will loonto here. More nro ex
jiected to follow noon.
Establish Now Courso.
Wlllnmotto University, BaIoiii Pres
ident Cniemnii hits nnonouncctl thnt a
friend of thn university hnd kIvou tho
institution 2,000. Half this sum will
iio used as a loan fund far students who
need holp, nud 11,000 will ho used In
establishing n'unlvurslty )urra In olec
trlcnl eriRlnecrliiK. Wlllnmettn will
then ho well vqulppod in theso lines.
Opinion on Dond Tnxntlon.
Balem Th attorney Kuncml. In re
ply to a quory from tho Assessor ol Lanu
county, holds that city bonds and coun
ty warrants may ho taxed tho sumo oh
othor property. Ho says tho state con
Htltutlon distinctly authorlivs tnxliiR
such property, He says that all monoy
dun from tint statu or any subdivision
thereof is subject to taxation.
Plants 0O-Acro Orchard.
Tho Dalles Carl Williams of tho
firm nl A. M. Williams Co., la pro
pnrliiK to plant an orchard on 51) notes
recently purchased from C, I-. Phillips.
Tho land Ilea south of Tho Dnllca, and
will ho dovotod entirely to Itoynl Ann
ohorrlos ami Crawford and Bohvwy
ENLI8T0 AID OF PHE8IDENT.
Fulton Porsuadai Him That Umatilla
Sheepmen Are flight,
Washington President Itoosevelt linn
Assured Hountur Pulton thnt he would
ovnrruln Hecretnry Hitchcock and see
thnt UmntlllA county sheepmen holding
pormlln to grnut In the Weimlm forest
reserve are Accorded t"io privilege of
driving shrep ncriiss the Umatilla In
dian reservation In going to and return
ing from their summer rango. Mr.
Pulton took tho matter up with Indian
Commissioner Impp and found that he
was willing to accept tho proposition,
provided Indian property can ho prop
erly protected, Tho senator ar-sured
him that sheep could rrnns the reserva
tion without damaging Indian property.
The president will confer with Mr.
Hitchcock In thn Immediate future and
sen that some regulation Is provided
that will ho acceptable to the stockmen.
Undeclared that their request to crops
thn reservation was entirely reasonable
and should bn Allowed.
The recent trouble nt tho reservAtlou
Is believed to grow out of the fact that
Agent Kdwards favors giving this right
Examines Dooth-Kellv Dill.
Hrtliwn Governor Chamberlain ha
received a copy of Kcnator Pulton's
llooth-Kolly hill in retoun to a wired
request. It authorizes tho secretary of
the interior to exchange certain lands
in the Klamath Indian reservation,
oMiioridiip of which has Itceu vested in
tho California A Oregon Wagon Itond
comiKiuy by the United Ktates Supreme
court, Jljr its tonus the company can
select not exceeding 87,000 acres in
townships ill and 3'i, In one or more
tracta, in lieu of nn equal number of
acres of road lands. Tho hill also
grants waterpownr rights and mlllsltea
and right to construct a railroad
through tho refervatlon. The gover
nor will authorize tho state land agent
to Investigate and report.
Look for Early Berries.
Milton From present Indications
tha strawberry crop In this vicinity
will Ixj from two to three weeks earlier
than usual and, unless thn unexpected
devolops, will be tho largest on record.
rrrd Iteller, n prominent fruit rancher,
says that his strnwberries were already
commencing to bloom and he expctc-l
to have fruit on the market in less than
n mouth. Fancy prices will Iki de
manded for the early fruit, which will
probably hn placed on tho market two
weeks botoro thn famous Hood Itlver
fruit has matured.
Quarter-Blood Indians May Vote.
Halem Attorney General Crawford,
In an opinion rendered upon rt)ucnt of
M. P. Parker, ol thn Klamath Indian
agency, holds that Indians of one
quarter blood may vote In this state.
Such Indians Am to be recognised as
white people. Ho says n half-breed Is
to be considered a white innii if his
mother was a while woman, or an In
dian if his mother was a cqunw.
Wheat Club, (10c; hluestem, 003
70c; rid, title; valley, 08c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $27.60;
gray, 27 per ton.
Hurley Feed, 23 50(824 per ton;
brewing, 12KK24.50; rolled, $24.60
ifnv Knntern Orccon timothy.
oho'ce, $ 1 5 0$ 1 (t per ton: valley tim
othy, $12; clover, $7 608; cheat,
$tlrt7; grain liny, I7d?: niiaitn, ii-
Fruits Annies. $2(22.76 tier box:
strawberries, $3 60 per crate.
Vegetables Asparagus, Wl-WO
per pound; cabbage, 2)v32?.iO per
tiniiiiil' natillflnwer. 12.25 tiur crate!
,-.,....-., . ...., T s ,
celery, 763U0r per drson; head lettuce,
26u per doseu; onions, 10(3 1 5c per
dosnu; radlahor, 2026o per dosen;
rhubarb, Untitle per pound; spinach,
$1 porliox; parsley, 25o; turnips, $1
1.25 nnr sack: carrots. 05(375o tier
sack; beets, H5c9l pnrsnek.
Onions No. I, $101. lo per sac;
No. 2, nominal.
lVitntnnr . Funev u railed hillbanks.
05(B70o per hundreds ordinary, 603
OOo; new Cal rnln, Co per raind.
Iluttor tancy :crcamery, WM(s-'uo
Hairs Oregon rancn, iu)H3ua por
lniiltrvAvnrairnold lions. 14Gtl4ki0
por pound; mixed chlckeiiB, 13Q14c;
brollors, 2527Mc; young roosters,
iQUl.lnt old roosters. UOtlklo:
dressed chlckons, 166vl6MJo; turkoya,
live, 17Q180J turkeya, dressed, choice,
2122o; geese, llvo, SftlOo; geese,
dressed, lOllcj ducks, 17018c.
Hops Oregon, 1005, 8Q10o; olds,
Wool Kastorn Oregon avorngo best,
1520u; valloy, 24020c per pound;
mohair, cholco, 28ra!)0o.
Voal DrosBwl, 3M7o por pound.
Hoof Droesod bulls, 3o pir pound;
cows, 45o; country steers, tHJfa6o.
Mutton Drossod, fancy, 0)$10oper
pound; ordinary, 0Q7o; lambs, with
polt on, lOffllOHc.
Tork Drossod, 038Jtfo per pound.
TO AMEND CONSTITUTION.
Ex-Senator Turnor, of Washington,
Would Call Convention.
Hpokniui, April 17. A convention to
Amend tint constitution of tho United
Htates, so thnt ninny of tho reforms and
laws demanded by tho people may bo
rurricd nut, Is advocated by Judge
Oeorgn Turner, ox-United Htates sen
ator, who has recently returned from
Washington, I). C. A provision for
the calling of such a convention Is
rondo In article 5 of tho constitution,
although never in tho history of this
country has it been applied.
"I am in fevor of imvlng a conven
tion to Amend tho constitution called,"
said Judge Turnor tonight, "PJxporl
once has demonstrated that thoro are
omissions and corrections which it
would bn wlso to regulate.
"In article 6 of the United Htates
constitution It fa providod that 'con
gress, whonover two-thirds of both
houses shall deem It necessary, shall
propose Amendments to this constitu
tion, or, on the application of tho legis
latures of two-thirds of tho several
stated, shall call n convention for pro
posing amendments which in either
case shall 1ms valid to all Intents and
puroscs, as part of this constitution,
when ratified by tha legislatures in
three-fourths of the several states, or
by convention in ti.rro-fourUis thereof,
as thu one or thn other mode of ratifi
cation may he proposed by congress.'
"I bellovo that thoro Is an urgent
need for such a convention. In my
opinion It is the only way by which the
necesary amendment can be passod to
elect United States senators by popular
"There is an amendment needed to
the constitution to enable an income
tax law. This measure has been passed
by congress, but declared unconstitu
tional by tho Supremo court. Such n
convention would make possible a uni
form divorce law and also the Federal
control of life Insuranco matters, as ad
vocated by President Itoosovelt. The
convention could go over the entire
TERRIBLE SCENES AT KAQI.
Buildings Left by Former Earthquake
Are Now In Ruins.
Toklo, April 17. One hundred and
nine persons aro known to have been
killed and 20 Injured In the earthquake
In thu southern part of the Island of
Formosa last Saturday, but further de
tails, it is expected, will swoll thodeath
roll, as tho shock was more sevore than
that of March 17.
Thn town of Kagi was again the prin
cipal sufferer, the houses which escaped
destruction In tho former disturbances
being now In ruins. Doko and sovoral
othor tow na and vlllagea were also affect
ed by landslides, which have complete
ly changed tho topography of the coun
try. Tint otllcials are working feverish
ly to relievo tho thousands of persons
left homeless by tho earthquake Ter
rible pcones aro reported around Kagl
Later reiorta received from Formosa
ennflrm thu c&rltcr minora of tho com
plete destruction of Kgl, whero seven
persons were killed and 36 Injured. At
D.tlgo 400 buildings were destroyed and
at AJensul 1,101 buildings collapaod
and 740 wore damaged and tlueo per
eons were killed and 15 injured.
These later advices say that this
shock was miro powerful than that of
March 17, but ns tho people had boon
warned they wore able to oscapo.
Portrait of Franklin.
New York, April 17. Tho portrait
of lienjaiuin Franklin, from Dorchester
house, London, thn residence of Auihaa
rndor Held, which has been restor
ed to the United States by Karl Grey,
arrived today on tho American liner St.
Paul, in n tin case uildresscd to Presi
dent Hooievelt. In view of thn ap
proaching bicentenary Franklin celebra
tion soon to bo hold in Philadelphia,
r.arl urey, who, with Countosa Grey,
was recently entertained in this coun
try, thought it tlttlug that tho picture
should bo restored nt this timo.
Great Influx of Aliens.
Now York, April 17. A now high
water mark in the tide of immigration
will bq'eot when tho aliens who arrived
at this port today on nlno European
steamships, and thoso duo tomorrow 011
eight big ahlpa which are expected to
puss In Handy Hook before nightfall,
liavo been pormltted to land on United
States soli. On tho vessels which ar
rived today woro 11,830 Immigrants.
Tho steamora duo tomorrow nro expect
ed to add at least a Uko number.
Revolt Against the Sultan.
London, April 17. According to tho
Dally Mali's correspondent nt Kl Are
lab. Morocco, a young relative of the
sultan will Boon bo proclaimed ruler In
tho south and a formlunulo revolt
against Fox la matutlmr at the city of
IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS
lr tt 1 . 1 r 1 I I J
Thursday, April 10.
Washington, April 10 Tho senate
nnd hoti'o today panned, and President
Roosevelt this evening signed, n Joint
resolution appropriating $1 000,000 tV
the relief of thn San Francisco earth
quake and flro sufferers, tho money to
be expended under the direction and at
thn dlecrotlou of the secretary of War.
Tliti resolution was introduced in tho
senate by Perkins and called for $500,
000. Upon tho measure reaching the
houso, Tawnoy, of Minnesota, offered
an amendment mak'.ng it $1,000,000.
This passed the houso, nnd when the
resolution was returned to the senate
the amendment was accepted without a
Wodnosday, April 18.
Washington, April 18. A pall hung
over the house today by reason of thn
great calamity which has come to San
Franclrco and tho nearby towns of Oak
land, Perkeley and Alameda. Legisla
tion went on, but in a most perfunctory
way. Thero was no heart or lntereat
In tho bills under consideration.
Members of the California delegation
were besieged with inquiries and tho
mombers from San Franclrco and Oak
land districts showed the strain upon
them, not being able to ascertain
whether or not their families were vic
tims of tho shock and their homes de
stroyed. Tho bill extending the national irri
gation law to Texas was passed after
nuirly three hours' debate and the Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill
waa taken up to continue before the
house the remainder of tho wek.
Washington, April 18. In n special
message delivered to congress today,
President Koosovolt declares the result
of tho recent trial of the "beef pack
ora," InO hlcago waa a "miscarriage of
Justice," and that tho interpretation
placed by Judge Humphrey on the will
ol congress "is such as to make that
will absolutely abortive."
Tuesday, April 17.
Washington, April 17. To clear
tho legislative docks ior pending money
bills fur the support of the government,
the houso today worked uninterrupt
edly from 11:30 to 6 o'clock. In that
tlmo 11 general bills were passed under
suspension of thu rules.
Tho bill to provide for entry of agrl
cultural land within forest reserves waa
taken up on motion of Dixon, Montana.
Mondell, Wyoming, thought if the bill
passed it would bring vast areas direct
ly undor the bureau of Forstry that did
not have a treo or bush. So far as those
areas aro concerned, it woald repeal the
timber and stone section of the present
law and tho commutation clauee.
Tho bill was passed with one amend
ment, striking out the paragraph giv
ing the secretary of agriculture the
right to sot aside such forest reserve
land as was pot occupied by a bona ride
settler January 1, 1000.
Washington, April 17. Proceeding
the taking up of the railroad rate bill
in tho senate today, Tillman called up
his resolution directing tho senate com
mittee 011 finance to enter upon an in
vestigation of the question of campaign
contributions by the national banks and
the resolution was referred to the fi
nance committee. Tillman said that
ho would not confine tho inquiry to the
Republican committee, but would ex
tend it to the Democratic committee.
Foster spoke for almost three hours on
the rato bill, contending for the valid
ity of tho proposed legislation.
Monday, April 10.
Washington, April 16. It took the
houso of representatives Just one min
ute to pass Representative Jones' bill
appropriating $400,000 to contlnno
work on tho Jetty nt the mouth ol the
Columbia river. In accordance with
his promise, Speaker Cannon this after
noon recognised Mr. Jones to call up
tho bill reported by the river and har
bor committee Inst Friday.
The bill waa read, nnd without a sin
alo word beinir said in its favor or In
opposition, tho speaker announced that
tho bill "would be considered na read
a third time, engrossed and passed,"
This waa all there waa to It. It hap
pened ao quickly that few membera
present knew that nearly $500,000 waa
Orumpacker, of Indiana, called up
Houso bill extending until April 11,
1000, tho date for applying the coast
Progress of Reclamation.
Washington, April 17. Tho third
annual general inquiry of the house
committoe on Irrigation regarding tho
operation of tho national reclamation
act was begun today. Secretary of tho
Interior Hitchcock stated that, mould
ing tlm Irrigation projects under con
struction, thoso which aro contem
plated and those approved but not be
gun, thero will have been spent on
Juno 30, 1008, $37,000,000, and that
tho estimated receipts from the opera
tion of the law up to that time will bo
$500,000 more than that amount,
wise laws of tho United Slates to the
Philippines. Under tho present con
ditions, these laws will apply July 1
Opposition to the bill was modo by
Humphrey, of Washington, who said
thero was ample American shipping
on tho Pacific const to take rare of the
co miner co between the United States
and the Philippines, and, if the tlmo
waa not extended, theso American ahlps
would get the business.
The bill waa passed by a voto of 217
Washington, April 16. A speech on
the railroad rate bill by lleyburn, of
Idaho, in advocacy of his court review
amendment, 11 to more than two
hours' technical debate In the senate
today. The Indian appropriation bill
waa taken up for committee amend
ments, but was not completed, and
consideration will be resumed tomor
row. Tillman, of South Carolina, at
the opening of the session, offered a
resolution providing for an inquiry by
the committee on finance into contribu
tions by national banks to campaign
committees and why facta concerning
hem had not been disclosed by the
comptroller ol trie currency.
Gives Up Attempt.
Washington, April 20. Senator Ful
ton had another conference with the
Reclamation service today in the hope
of reviving the Malheur Irrigation pro
ject, but met with no success. He
learned that it has been finally deter
mined to abandon this project, at least
for tho time being, because of the many
difficulties that stand In the way.
Moreover, he was informed that at a
very early day the Interior department
will restore to entry a large portion of
the land now withdrawn, in order that
private capiUI may carry out plana to
irrigate much land which the govern
ment intended to reclaim under its pro
ject. Just how much land will be re
stored to entry ia not yet known, but
all the land which private capital pro
poses to irrigate will be made available
Cannon Gives Aid.
Washington, April 14. Speskor
Cannon today assured Representative
Jones, of Washington, nnd Chairman
Uurton, of the river and harbor com
mittoe, that he will permit them to
call up the Columbia river bill on Mon
day undor suspension of the rules.
This ia the most satisfactory arrange
ment that could be brought about, for
it means that the bill must be consid
ered solely on lta own merits, and can
under no clrcmktancee be confused or
associated with any other river and
harbor or appropriation bill. The
merits ol the bill are so apparent that
it cannot be assailed.
Government Vessels to Rescue.
Washington, Aprill 0. The depart
ment of Commerce and Labor will lend
all possible aid to the San Francisco
sufferers so far as lta facilities go. In
dispatches to the inspector in San Fran
cisco and to the officials of tho Fish
commission, Secretary Metcalf haa di
rected the lighthouse tender Madrono
and the United States ship Albatross
to go direct to the stricken city and do
everything practicable to aid the suffer
ers. Pacific Squadron Safe.
Washington, April 10. -A tolegram
received at the Navy departmen this
morning from the commander of the
Pacific squadron, sent since the earth
quake, reports that all la well with this
squadron. The Chicago and Marble
head are on routo from Long Beach to
San Franclrco, and will probably reach
tin re some time tomorrow. The Boston
and Princeton are also at Long Beach.
Remove Court to Portland,
Washington, April 20. Senator lley
burn will offer a resolution in the sen
ate authorising the Federal Judges who
were soon to hold a term of court at
San Francisco to remove all causes to
Portland and hold court In that city.
Mr. lleyburn contends that thla cannot
be done except by act of congress.
Other senators interested believe no
legislation la necessary.
Two More Quakes Friday.
Washington, April 20. The Weath
er bureau today issued the following
bulletin: "Two small after ebocka of
the San Francisco earthquako were re-
0 irded on the seismograph at tho Weath
er bureau, Washington, D. C, during
the night and thla morning."
Quick to Protest.
Washington, April 10. Bince the
debate on the railroad rate bill warmed
up, certain senators have grown very
sensitive about allusions to "railroad
aenators"and "friends of tho railroads,"
and have lost no opportunity to deny
that they thotnaelvos are uuduly friend
ly to the great transportation corpora
tions. Up to tho present session,
whenovor thero was talk of "corpora
tion senators," theso men were not so
sensitive; they did not Jump to their
feet then to continually disclaim any
particular friendliness for corporations.
A3 TO TH08E FLYINO FI8H.
Anafrfnn nml KmkIIhIi Atithnrlilen
Titkn I!tttlrelr Oppnl(a Vlimr.
Two patter on tho eternal flying fish
problem have appeared almost simulta
neously and express widely dlvorso
In tho ono published In tho Jnhrbncli
of tho Austrian geological survey Dr.
Abel, after describing tho various kinds
of foMll flying fish, concludes that
neither the typical (lying fish nor tho
Hying gurnards ever use their pectoral
fins na nctlvo orgnna of flight On tho
contrary, the Initial Impetus by rncnim
of which thcftc flnhca nro launched Into
tho air la due entirely to powerful,
ocrewllko movements of tho tall flu, ami
this luqietua Is sufficient to carry them
to tho end of their Journey, tho "wlngn"
acting merely as parachutes. In other
words, the tight In precisely similar to
that of a flat stono when thrown so nnr
to ricochet from the point whero It
louche tho water until It Anally falls.
In the second paper, published In tho
Annals and Magazine of Natural His
tory, tho nuthor, Lieutenant Colonel C
I). Durnford, takes precisely tho oppo
site view, maintaining, on mechanical
grounds, that the al-roplano theory, as
the abovo may bo called. Is nn nbooluto
physical Impossibility owing to tho fact
that tho wing surface Is far too small
In proportion to tho slzo and weight of
tho body to sustain tho flah during lta
This being admitted, the only alterna
tive In to suppose that tho "wings" nro
moved with an exceedingly rapid vi
bratory motion throughout tho whole
flight nnd arc thus, after tho first Ini
tial Impetus, the propelling power. Tho
nuthor furthor maintains that tho wing
movements which many observers have
noticed when n flying flsh touches a
wave nro not movements do novo, but
merely such a slowing down of tho
continuous rapid vibrations as to ren
der them vlslblo to tho eye. If Colo
nel Durnford' mechanical data nro
trustworthy as they seem to bo bin
com appears to be proved.
Tho next point however, to ascertain
Is whether tho muscles which work tho
pectoral flrui of flying flsh are really
capable of Imparting to thorn the power
of maintaining these rapid and contin
uous vibrations which are the essential
part of tho now theory. London Field.
8TREET CAR8 IN KOREA.
Trailer Through Ancient "Oat of
I was glad tho railway stations wero
outstdo the city walls, because I fond
ly Imagined that they would put a blot
of modernity upon nn otherwise me
diaeval picture, says Eleanor Frank
lin, writing of Korea, In Leslie's Week
ly. That was because I did not "havo
my eyes about mo at tho time nnd
failed to notice the modern street car
track, whose course wo wero following
toward the gateway. I wns Interested
In tho crowd of whlte-garmcnted,
stntcly striding men; In tho green
cloaked, closely veiled nnd timidly tip
toeing women ; In tho swarms of naked
babies; In tho lumbering, creaking bul
lock carts coming nud going In nnd out
of tho gate along the dusty roadway;
and, most of all, I was Interested In
tho beautiful twofold, uptllted, bril
liantly painted roof of the gateway It
self, which brought to my mind many
Imaginings of tho long ages of strange
histories that the goblins on Its cor
nice havo glowered down upon. Hut
suddenly 1 was startled by a clang
clang that sounded as much Uko Broad
way nnd 42d street as anything could,
and I wns astonished to sec n nlco yel
low trolley car come tlltltu; along un
der tho stately arch of tho same un
dent "Gnto of High Ceremony." I
hadn't heard that thero was a street
railway la Seoul, so It was a complcto
surprise, nud I must Bay a most un
pleasant oue. I was ouco mora sur
prised to sco on tho front of tho car,
painted In big blue letters, "Tho American-Korean
Electric Compatiy." I
made Inquiries about It as soon as pos
sible, nud learned that It belongs to a
Boston company and Is run upon tho
most approved modern method. It was
rather a relief to discover In this that
tho Japanese had missed ono chance In
Korea, any way, but it was probably
only for tho tlmo being. Tho employed
on tho street cars are all Korean, and
this Is also a novelty In Korea and
doubtless Is a causo of much dlsgruu
tlcmcnt anions tho Japanoso popula
tion. Tho cars are almost always crowded.
and, teetering along at a rapid and
noisy paco through the streets, they
present a strange contrast to their sur
roundings, as well as a strango con
trast to any other street cars tho sun
over shono upon.
Iio Hnd IntolUscnce.
A gentleman who happened to bo
needing n resourceful boy, says n writer
In tho Now York Trlbuno, was In a
drug storo ono day when a shabby
The boy advanced boldly to tho clerk,
took a small camel's-hatr brush from
his pocket, and said :
"Hero, smell this an' gimme ten
cents' worth. I've forgotten tho name.'
The clerk smiled, smelted, and took
down the lodln bottle. The bystander
hired tho boy on tho spot