The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904, October 08, 1897, Image 6

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    i ror will take place the water festivities,
swimming and diving displays, which
can be observed from the colonnades
and from the steps surrjuudiug ire
| mission. Other states aud territories
The railroad terminal building will
will send large stale exhibits collected :
be situated at the base of the bluff de­
through private enterprise, relying ttje '
fining the east edge of the sectlou of
oil their Legislatures to reimburse them ;
the exposition grounds devoted to con­
Under an act of Congress ap- I
cessions. Two broad stairways follow
proved in June. 1896. the exisisltion is
a zig-zag line up the face of the bluff.
granted recognition as a national ami
These stairways will be al>out forty
international affair.
feet apart aad the space between them
will lie converted into a waterfall. The
The men ami women, to whom the
distance from the level of the railroad
work of the exposition has beeu ell-
tracks to tl«e top of the bluff is about
trusted thus far. represent all the west­
thirty-three feet, and this distance will
ern states. The president Is Gordon
Is* divided into three waterfalls, ea< h
W. Wattles; president of Itoard of
having a fall of about ten feet. This
woman managers, Mrs. Winona S.
arrangement will give the landscape
Sawyer. Following are the vice presi­
architect ample opportunity for pro­
dents appointed to date;
ducing pleasing effects aud will be an
Arkansas, W. <1. Vinsonhuler. Little Bock
attractive feature to visitors. It will
California George W. I’ursotis..............
l>e necessary to dispose of over 1.000.-
....................................................... Los Angeles
<XIO gallons of water each day iu or­
Colorado, Henry I’. Steele............. Denver
der to keep the water In the lagoons
B. I*. Shawhau...................... Payette
Success Seems Sure for the. Big Idaho,
Kansas, ('. A. Fellows...................... Topeka
iu good condition, and it is thought
Louisiana, C. Harrison Parker.................
that the waterfall will accomplish tills
Show in 1898.
.................................................... New Orleans
result, while adding a pleasing feature
Minnesota, Frank II. Peavey...................
to the grounds.
........................................................ Minneapolis
Visitors boating In the lagoon will pass
Iowa, George F. Wright.. Council Bluffs
all the main buildings of the Almeda,
Missouri, John Doniphan.... St. Jos *ph
government, agricultural, mines, ma­
Montana, W. II. Sutherlin..........................
chinery. art, auditorliMU and manufac­
.............................. White Sulphur Springs
tures. Terraces will show, with great
Nebraska, William Neville.. North Platte
Working with Vigor to Make a Nevada, William .1. Westerfield. .. .Reno
hemicycle stairways crowned with
North Dakota.
A. Lounsberry. . Fargo
kiosks: there will be electric water
Marvelous Showing.
Oregon. B. S. Cook......... . .................... Salem
grottoes, a mammoth cave, a bluff
Sonia Dakota, Thomas 11. Wells............
transformed into a great park, and in-
....................................................... Hot Springs
■ cludinf the horticultural, forestry,
Success now seems certain for the Texas, Gus Revntershoffer. . . .Galveston
dairy, apiary and other exhibits. The
aud International Utah, Lewis W. Shurtliff. .. .Ogden City
i band terrace will seat 100,000 persons,
show, familiarly known as the Omaha Washington, George W. Thompson...
and north of it will be placed the live
................................................................ Tacoma
(Exposition. All the West Is in line, and
Wyoming, Frank P. G raves... La ramie
stock and irrigation exhibits nnd ath­
working with vigor, to make the exhibi­ Alaska. J times Shea kley......................... Sitka
letic fields. A massive attractive fea­
tion next year a thing to l>e remember­ Arizona, Charles It. Drake............. Tucson
ture in the architectural section will be
ed. and the abundant crops of the New Mexico, L. Bradford Prince............
Sherman's umbrella, a device Invented
farmers have encouraged them to join
............................................................. Santa Fe
a Chicago man, by which passengers
in the démonstration. Great resources Oklahoma, Eugene Wallace.....................
are elevated to a height of 250 feet and
............................................ Oklahoma City
will be seen, and it will prove astonish­
ing and interesting to view the mater-
Electricity, applied In different sclen- I of education is under the superinteml- revolved slowly within a circle, whose
da:. mineral, agricultural and Industrial title, industrial ami decorative ways. ency of the woman's board. Manufac­ diameter Is 25b feet. At night the tow­
wealth of a section only thirty years i will prove a prominent feature of the tures. mines and mining and liberal er will be brilliantly illuminated by
old. The motto of the exposition Is Exposition, aud will cut quite a figure j arts are under the direct control of the electricity, while nt the apex a powerful
"Expositions are flashlight photo­ in the beautifying of the site now going manager of the department of exhibits. flashlight w’ill be placed. This stream
graphs Illustrating the progress of the on. The late falls aud early springs of j The ground plan discloses the Intent 1 of light may be seen for a distance of
wold,” nnd no lietter place to Illus- the Missouri River Valley will give am- ' of the managers to devote liberal space 150 miles. The mammoth umbrella
it rate the marvelous progress of the pie opportunity for the landscape works to live stock and agricultural exhibits. will stand on the bluff east of the via­
United States could be selected than and construction of the buildings In Nearly eighty acres at the north end duct and not far from the terminal sta­
Omaha. It’had a population in 1880 of time for the opening day. This site is of the vast inclosure have been set tion from which passengers ascend to
a little over 30,000; lu 18!M) It had with admirably located. It is on the bank of apart for a racing course, live stock the Midway or amusement section.
In Its limits over 140,000 persons. the Missouri River in what Is known as stalls, a ten-acre irrigating exhibit in I This bluff rises many feet above the
Omaha's growth is only one Instance North Omaha. On the east is the un­ operation, agricultural exhibits, etc. level of the river, and when the arms
of the marvelous progress of the entire certain Missouri, whose swiftly ruu- The aggregate premiums for live stock of the umbrella are extended passen­
gers in the cars will be over 500 feet
above the river.
Omaha Is not worrying about her
ability to care for the attendance at
the exposition. Bed and board for 100,-
000 strangers are to be provided for.
There will likewise be no difficulty in
getting in and out of the city during
the most crowded periods of the exposi­
tion. Thirteen railway systems con­
verge at the city. In this respect it is
one of the most favorably located cen­
ters of population in the country.
Eighty passenger trains arrive and de­
part daily, and five great railroads
maintain headquarters In Omaha. A
new union depot Is now under construc­
tion. It will cost $400,000 and will be
completed in the spring of next year.
Actlve work has been done by the de­
partment of exhibits. More space has
been allotted to exhibitors than was
taken at the Atlanta exposition u.i to
three months prior to the opening of
the gates. Space aggregating 20,000
feet has been contracted for. The work
Is divided into the following bureaus:
Fine arts, education, manufactures,
mines and mining, liberal arts, agricul­
ture, horticulture, forestry, irrigation,
live stock and dairy. The electricity,
machinery ami fishery sections are In
charge of the commissioners. The bu­
reau of tine arts is in charge of the
Western Art Association. The bureau
The balloon in which Prof. Andree sailed away for the north pole was built
much after the fashion of other balloons. It had one distinctive feature. That
is a stroug guide rope which serves two all essential purposes. It holds the bal­
loon at a uniform height and so prevents the gas from being diminished by ex­
pansion and overflow. It also serves as a keel to the floating vessel, which is
equipped with three large and easily worked sails. This balloon had a capacity of
1 TO.tMM> cubic feet in diameter at its widest part. The basket or car was seven feet
in diameter and had a depth of five -feet. Above the car was the observatory.
The observatory was equipped with sextants, glasses nnd other instruments.
ThelKxtruordinary Theory Advocated
by a Chicago Woman.
The proposition to kill all invalids,
physical and mental, as well as the per­
sistent and unreformable criminals, for
their own and society’s good, may have
the support of sound aud convincing ar­
gument, but it is none the less revolt­
ing. The last lips from which one
would expect to hear it advocated are
those of a woman, yet there is a woman
in Chicago—and she is a kind and de­
voted mother—who has actually started
a campaign in favor of this plan of
slaughter. Her name is Maud May­
nard Noel and she has three children.
She is a close student of sociological
questions, and has written much for
American and English magazines.
Harry Stirling: Ride«
the Smallest
Wheel Bicycle Kv-r Built.
ning waters commence In the moun­
tains of the northwest and continue
until they mingle with th<> father of
waters. Across the stream can be seen
I he high bluffs from which Council
Bluffs takes it name. The tract se­
lected as the focus for the group of
main buildings measures about half a
i mile in length by 670 feet iu width.
derness of prairie, sage brush and sand
It Is to signalize the achievements of
the builders of this great district, that
the exposition was projected In 1805.
At a congress held at Omaha, delegates
from twenty-four states formulated
tin* enterprise, anil work has been going
on until It is now settled that Its gates
will open June 1, 1808. and close Nov.
ember 1 of the same year. Financially
the enterprise Is In excellent shape.
Subscript Iona to the stock amount to
over $500,0t>0. the greater part of which
was pledged and paid by citizens of
Omaha. Included in this sum are the
subscriptions and donations of the
great railway systems and street car
lines, amounting In all to $100,000.
Other railways whose lines traverse the
territory will donate liberal sums. The
manager of the department of ways
and means is confident the grand total
of stock subscriptions will reach $L-
000.000 during the present year.
The Nebraska Legislature appropri­
ated $100,000 to cover the cost of state
buildings and exhibits.
Illinois has appropriated $43,000 for
a building and exhibits, to be adminis­
tered under a commission apisnnted by
the Governor. Iowa waa the first state
to make a preliminary appropriation to
cover the cost of representation at the
exposition. Montana baa appropriated
$15,000. while Individual dtlaens have
pledged a like amount, making $30.01X1.
Utah appropriated $8,000 and the Gov­
ernor was authorised to name a com
The main entrance will be through
the Arch of States in the Grand Canal
court. This arch, one of the tno.. no­
ticeable In the group of structures, is
decorated with a frieze composed of the
transmlsslssippi state«, the whole be­
ing surmounted by
’lpture figures
bearing the United States shield. The
bright colors of the shields, contrast-
will not be less tliuu $31»,(MM) uor more
than $80,000.
Special prizes consisting of six gold
trophies, six silver cups and six gold
medals will be awarded to competi­
tors in each of the following classes:
For the best display of irrigating sys­
tem in operation, for the best electric
light service and display, for the best
display illustrating the process of the
manufacture of beet root sugar, for the
best display of manufacturing plant in
operation, as well as two more lots of
similar prizes for other high-class ex­
hibits to be designated hereafter.
Visitors will enter by way of the mag­
nificent arch, between the twin build­
ing of art and drama ami opposite the
administration arch, the palace of agri­
culture being on the right and the
mines and mining building on the left.
The canal Is u smooth stretch of wa­
ter. crossed occasionally by picturesque
bridges. Its two ends terminate re­
spectively at the government building
and the bridge or viaduct iosk. All
the buildings, gateways, colonnades
and bridges forming this n.ain group
are parts of e composition, each fi.-v-
Ing Its own share in the architectural
effect to l>e produced. One point to be
noted in the success of the designers
Is In keeping free from the influence of
other expositions. The World's Fair Is
not in any way recalled by the trans-
mlsslssippl exposition except In such
particulars as one great display of the
kind must of necessity resemole an­
other. Vine shaded promenade of col­
umns, treated in the Pompeiian man-
This is the picture of Harry W. Slin-
ing. the tiniest cyclist in the world. He
is only seventeen months old and rides
what is probably the smallest wheel
ever built for practical riding. His
mount weighs 5% pounds, has a frame
7% Inches high, and the diameter of the
wheel is 10 Inches. It is perfect in
equipment, all the parts having been
made especially for the diminutive ma­
chine. Even the lamp is a midget.
Under the guidance of his father or
some friend of the family the little fel­
low i>edals along Chicago boulevards
with a solemn ami dignified air, taking
no heed of the attention he is attract­
ing. Occasionally observing a scorcher
flash by crouching over the handle­
bars, Ifarry tries to do likewise, to the
huge delight of the spectators. He Is
learning the pedal mount and Is already
making feeble tries at simple tricks,
Roman Bat ba.
agricultural building .
Ing with the mouockrone background
of the arch itself, and the gay effect of
streamers flying above, will form a
brilliant point that can be seen the
whole length of the boulevard. This
arch will l>e built of atone and will re­
main a permanent monument to com­
memorate the exposition.
| uer. extend between all the bulldin s
nnd provide visitors with nearly a ’tile
| of continuous shade all around the la­
goon. The mirror will be surrounded
by a false perspective of columns by
way of increasing the effect of distance:
at this point Its width Is -W0 feet nd it
I is shaped like a trefoil. In this mor-
Every Roman In early days had the
use of the public baths on payment of
about half a farthing. These were not
such structures as we call public baths,
but superb buildings lined with Egyp­
tian granite and Nubian marble. Warm
water was poured Into the capacious
basins through wide mouths of bright \
aud massive silver. The most mag-
nifleeut baths were those of Caracalla,
which had seats of marble for more
than sixteen hundred people, and those
of Diocletian, which bad seats for three
thousand people.
"There's a period In woman's life
when she thinks of nothing but dress." ,
“What period Is that?” "From the
cradle to the grave.”
A crazy man always has enough
sense to be able to shoot straight
There is nothing in her appearance to
suggest the doctrines which shock so
many df her friends. She is a tall,
beautiful blonde. Her face is tender
and thoughtful, and her every move­
ment Is full of grace and refinement.
Regarding her theory Mrs. Noel says:
"One of the most perplexing ques­
tions in society is. perhaps, as to the
best methods of dealing with its per­
sistent criminals and Incapables. Thou­
sands are born yearly, monthly, daily
into life, which means misery and pain
in body or soul to the end of their days.
Everylsxly knows this; everybody ad­
mits that such lives would be better un­
lived; that a removal of hopeless cases
of mental and physical deformity to a
short grave before the sunset of their
natal day would be a kindness to the
race and an expression of ultimate love
to the unfortunates themselves. How
much suffering both to the weaklings
themselves aud to their possible pos­
terity would be prevented by toe hu­
mane taking away of the insensate In­
fantile life before the o|>ening of Its
eyes upon the world. To such there is
no friend like death, and why should
not the law be a ministry of humane
things, releasing from the odium of
murder the taking of life when an au­
thorized board of humane physicians
sboukl decide it best?
“Persistent young criminals, too,
after efforts to reform them have failed
a certain number of times, and those
maimed Into masses of breathing
horror and incurable pain and humil­
iating helplessness by accident—why
should not they be put out of the way
kindly and solemnly? Everything but
humanity Is duly husbanded by man.
and all these useless superfluities and
Infections lopped away. When once the
race Is perfected in love who shall say
that the taking of harmful, suffering,
and promiseless life shall not be re-
garded as a mercy rather than as a re­
venge ?”
Things We Ought to Know
That water is purified by boiling.
That olive oil is a gentle laxative and
should be freely used.
That good literature should be plenti­
fully provided for the boys.
That all children, girls as well as
boys, should be taught self-reliance.
That sprains may be greatly relieved
by the use of poultices of hops or tansy.
That every kitchen should have a
high stool on which one can sit when
That every household should possess
a pair of scissors for trimming lamp
That there is no better medicine for
bilious persons than lemon Juice and
That hot, dry flannel, if applied to the
face and neck, will relieve jumping
That if an iron is once allowed to be­
come red hot it will never retain the
heat so well again.
That the "future destiny of the child,"
says Napoleon, "is always the work of
the mother.”
That a room may be swept without
raising a dust by scattering scraps of
damp newspaper around.
That in canning or preserving fruits
and vegetables it is always most eco­
nomical to choose the best and freshest.
That when putting away the stove­
pipe for the summer it should be
rubbed with linseed oil and put in a dry
That the rubber rings for fruit jars
when stiffened, may be restored by
soaking them in water to which am­
monia has been added.
That the gilding on tarnished picture
frames may be restored by gently wash
Ing it with warm water, in which an
onion has been boiled.
Fog and Coal Gas.
According to the statement of Prof.
Lewes, a London fog deprives coal
gas of 11.1 i>er cent of its Illuminating
power, but this is not so astonishing as
is the fact that, under similar circum­
stances, the searching light of an in­
candescent burner loses as mnch as
20.8 of its efficacy. The reason given
by Prof. Lewes for this phenomenon
is that the spectrum of lx»th the incan
descent and the electric light ap­
proaches very nearly that of the solar
spectrum, being very rich in the violet
and ultra-violet rays. It is precisely
these rays which cannot make their
way through a London fog. To this
is attributed the fact that the sun looks
red on a foggy day. The violet rays
are absorlied by the solid particles
floating in the aqueous vapor of the
atmosphere, and only the red portions
of the spectrum get through. The In­
teresting additional statement Is made
in this connection that the old argamt
burner Is much more successful In re­
sisting a London fog than any of Its
later rivals.—Science.
A Cosmopolitan Meal.
An American traveling In Palestine
describes an interesting dinner he ate
recently at a hotel in Jericho. “We sat
on the porch of the hotel at Jericho.”
he wrote, "after dinner, at which we
were served with butter from Norway,
cheese from Switzerland, marmalade
from Ijomlon. wine from Jerusalem,
diluted with the water from the well
of Elisha, raisins from Ramoth Gilead,
oranges from Jericho—In no respect In­
ferior to those from Jaffa or the Indian
River, Florida—and almonds from the
east of the Jordan, smoking Turkish
tobacco, which, like the Turkish em­
pire, is Inferior to Its reputation, and a
cup of coffee from—the corner grocery
of Jericho.—Hartford CouranL