'-i AKE CO. EXAMINER. VOL. XXI. LAKE VIEW, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1900. NO. 34. ABOVE THE CLOUDS." The Popular Drama Successfully Presented by Local Talent at New Pine Creek. The drama, "Above the Clouds," was successfully presented by local talent at New Pine Creek last Saturday evening. The audience completely fillet! the hall, and the excellent, manner in which the drama was given wag a delight to all present. Many were com pelll to stand, the throng was so great. Lakcview and Davis Creek furnished a considerable p rtion of the patron. Miss Kva Amick kindly acted in the capacity of reporter for The Examiner, and state? that each character was so well repre sented in the drama that too much lime and space would be taken up in giving a i'ust and careful criticism of the players, t is sufficient to say that each and every one who tok p-m in the play more than surprised their friends. The evening's entertainment opened with a vtcal duet, "Pilot Brave," by Mrs. Oliver Hevnolds and Mis Mae Miller. Tho next wa a solo, "Because," bv Miss Miller. Both duet and solo were well rendered and heartily applauded. At 8:30 the curtain rolled up for the first act in the drama, - "Above the Clouds," presenting a tastefully ar ranged artist's studio. The first act took tip forty minutes, and was followed with a solo. "Pheon Waltz Song." by Miss Mae Miller, as an interlude. Next was an instrumental selection bv Mr. Oliver Reynolds. 'ihen was presented the final scene in the drama, which occupied forty-live minutes' time. So interested and pleased had become the listeners that they were loth to leave the hall when the curtain rung down on the closing scene. The audience was dismissed by Rev. Frank Thompson, who, in a few well-chosen words, thanked the public for its liberal patronage. The proceeds amounted to about f 40, which was turned over to the Christian Church fund. About 175 people wit nessed the play. Following was the cast : "above the clouds." "Crar.y Phil" Oliver Reynolds Heater Thorne Mis Nettie Vinyarfi Susie (Jay lord Miss Kttie ViuyarJ (irace Ingalls MIhh Minnie Keid Howard Uaylord I. K. Amiek Alford Thorne William loc Lucretia Gerrish Miwi Lura Amick TituH Turtle (J.M.Oliver Nat Naylor Arthur Follett Curtis Chlpman Albert Gallagher. Amog Gay lord Elmer KeW L. E. C. Jordan and Tom Smith, the two rustling traveling representatives of the Baker & Hamilton house, arrived here last Friday. Mr. Jordan handles the hardware end of the house in this section and Mr. Smith the wagons and implements. Baker & Hamilton are very much pleased with the results of the work of their local agents here, Messrs. Field & Burrut, who have dis posed of 20,000 worth of wagons and implements the past season. George Hankins, Mrs. Delia Cobb and daughter, Essie, and Mrs. Frank Hous ton returned from their camping trip on Deep Ceeek last Friday. PARADISE OF THE PACIFIC. Lake County Citizen Travels Por Six Months on the Hawaiian Islands. Joe Coleman, the well-known wool grower of Lake county, returned to lakevtew last week after an absence of seven months. It was Mr. Coleman's intention to defer his visit to Iakeview until after he had visited the Paris Ex-jMj-ition, but iniortant business inter ests called him back earlier than he an ticipated. Since leaving here Mr. Coleman has sfent all his time traveling over and ex ploring the Islands of Hawaii that land of sunshine, flowers and fruit the "Paradise of the Pacific." For six months he traveled from one island to another, and convinced himself that the islands of the Pacific are full of interest a granJ panoramic view of Nature's wild grandeur. It would take volumes to pen picture and descrile the sights that Coleman it ncsed on his trip. There is what is i ailed the wet and dry side of each of these islands the former containing the most imputation. The dry side is in habited mostly by natives, few white men lein found there. It is the drv side that Mr. Coleman explored princi pally, and here was where he found the 'rafid sights of Nature's rujrgedness, with its labyrinth of shrubbery ami creeping vines, beneath which the sun light never enters; its vines covered irh luscious lorries; its trees loaded vviih native fruits growing every day in the year; its quaht little villages with its quaint little tropic; its hillsides and cliffs upon which roam thousands upon thousand of wild coats, wild cattle and wild turkeys in its secluded places the great droves of leautiful pea-fowls ami pheasants, and many beautiful birds of plumage. In one village visited by Mr. Coleman he found a hite man or at least a man who was once of white skin who dressed like the natives, in the interior villages. It is needless to sav he was not overburdened with garments. This man is a merchant, and he mingled with the natives as one of them. Mr. Cole man soon became acquainted with him, and mildly reproached him for living the way he did. He assured his new acquaiutainance that he was wealthy, and that in his business he was com pelled to fall into the habits and cus toms of the natives, or they would have nothing to do with him and he would soon be out of business. He also in formed him that three years of this mode of living had made a great change in him, and he rather liked it. Coleman explored many of the great craters and canyons of the islands, and with his kodak has taken more than three hundred pictures of the wild scenery. He is in love with Hawaii, and intends returning to the islands as soon as his business permits. Mr. Cole man can recount for hours the many adventures he met with and tell of the sights he had witnessed during his travels that makes one feel a deep inter est in the narrative and gives one a longing to go there and see the country. INSIDE THE WALLS OF CHINA. A Brief Description of the Famous Oriental City, It Streets and Walls. As Pekin and the "Forbidden City" are just now the topic of extreme inter est, it may not be out of place to give a brief description of the Oriental city to our readers. Isaac Taylor Headland', in the Delineator, gives a lengthy descrip tion of Pekin, from which we gather the following: Pekin is the filthiest city mtheworld, not excepting Constantinople. In size it is equal to Philadelphia and is laid out in the shape of a letter T, with the top toward the south. It might be said there are four cities, the one form ing the top of the T embracing five miles east and west by three miles north and south. This southern city or por tion of Pekin contains a large propor tion of the business and imputation, and for a safeguard has a wall encircling it forty feet high and forty feet thick at the bottom, tapering in at the top to a thickness of thirty feet. The Manchu City on the north is sur rounded by two brick walls fifty feet high and six feet thick, filled in between with'dirt, making a solid embankment sixty feet thick at the lottom and forty feet at the top. , Jius encloses an area of four miles square. Within the Tar tar Ci'y is the Imperial City, two miles square, in which a large portion of the officials dwell. This city is surrounded by a brick wall twenty feet high and six feet thick, capped with a yellow tile roof. Within the Imperial City is the "For bidden City," in which are the palaces and the residences of the eunuchs. This city is surrounded by a wall thirty feet high, crenelated at the top with towers at the four corners and over the gates. This wall is one mile square. The streets of the Chinese city are from ten to fifty feet wide. The larger streets are built tin in the center about two feet above the sidewalks, so the water runs from the street to the side walk, thence to the fewer. The streets are all unpaved. Between the side walks and the driveway there are cess pools in which water flows, used after ward in the dry season for street sprink ling. The sewers are cleaned once a year and their contents piled up 'on the sidewalks until dry, and then utilized to build up the streets. The Chinese houses are nearly all one story high and have the appearance of dilapidated pigsties, built' of brick and pieces of brick and covered with tiles. The houses and courts are all surrounded with brick walls from ten to fifteen feet high, partly for privacy and also to keep out thieves. The windows and doors are of paper and the beds are of brick. Messrs. J. E. Dunnavin, V. C. Dun navin, T. R. Dunnavin and J. A. Rice, of Warner, arrived here Saturday en route to Myrtle Creek, this state, where they will spend the winter. Mr. Rice is a brother-in-law of the Dunnavin broth ers, and his family resides at Myrtle Creek.