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LAKEVIEW. OREGON, THURSDAY MAKCII 1, 1906.
PAGES 1 TO 4.
GIFTED POLISH ACTRESS.
ii ADAMS MENTHA KALICll IS
WINNING FAME IN ENGLISH
Unfamiliar With tngllsh Language
MX Year Ago, hs Ha Now
I Mastered Our bpeech-On of a
- I(ace to i'roduce t muits flayer.
Wlih so much toWtrcMt focused on
bappenlngs la Humia, It would bo
strange Indued If w did uot ruatlvo a
tattle of Husslan drama. The hading
cUIob of the country are now centering
their attention upon the llinslan play,
"Monua Vauua" Uie tktle rolo of which
Ii being essayed by Madame Bertha
Kallch, a I'oIImIi wire who wou fame
la the Yiddish theatres on the Uowury
In New York City.
Muriajne Kallch ma not l considered
a beautiful woman but through the nat
uraUu'Hn of her acting she touches every
apark of humauliy that glows In tho
human brvnM. Blx yfara ago she did
not know a word of English, yet her
m outcry at the present time of one of
too roost difficult of all speaking
tongues, In remarkahlo. Not only does
he stxwk Kngllsli well but she la fam
iliar with five other languages Oer
man, relish. Russian. French and Yid
dish. For years she has been artlng
at (he Russian and Hebrew theatre
of New York City. Her first apjx-arance
In an Kngllsh speaking play was a
year or so ago when she plnyed tho
name part In "Fedora." Her earlier
performance were disappointing but
at tho end of a fortnight she made a
profound Impression upon beraudlence,
MADAME BtBTHA KAllCH
8o far this Is the story of Monna Vanaa
for the American people are not ac
customed to the mannerisms and act
ing of the Ilusslan plays.
Madame Dertha Kallch Is tall and
of the brunette type usual to the He
brew, with eyes that w hile most expres
sive, can hardly be said to be winning.
She cannot bo classed as beautiful,
but her art has a mimicry which is
sure to bring fame to her. Critics lay
great faith In her possibilities as nn
actress. They believe that after thor
ough schooling on the American stage,
the requirements of which are far dif
ferent from thoso of the Russian, she
will become famous, for Bho comes of
a race which has achieved wonders.
And when we eucounter marked talent
In the Hebrew race no one living can
predict how many rungs of the ladder of
fame may be traversed successfully. The
greatest actors, not only of the present
age but of the past, have been and
are Jews. Of the women we have from
Kachel to Bernhardt, and tho men
range from Dnwlson to Edwin Booth,
while passing reflections may be given
to the ability of David Oarrlck, Mrs.
Slddons and a host of others in whose
veins were some drops of Oriental
Bertha Kallch's appcaranco In Chi
cago was greeted with an outburst of
enthusiasm which continued through
out tho many weeks of her perform
ance there. Such a well-known critic us
W. II. Hubbard of the Chicago Tribune
In reviewing "Monna Vanna" and Its
leading actress, Bald, "Madame Kallch
, Is enrolled In the list of great artists.
She Is now an actress of peculiar and
uncommonly attractive qualities and
gives every promise of becoming In a
few seasons one of tho most notable
women on the American stage. Watch
ing her during the week has brought
conviction that she Is the possessor
of remarkable talents and that those
talents are susceptible of a developing
and shaping which can but place her
high In the esteem of a large class
of the best theatre-goers and add an
other great artist tO the small list of
really gifted players "that our stage
can bonst. She has the power Indis
pensable to any artist who Is to endure
and whose work Is to be of any wide
reaching influence the power to at
tract the public.
TRAITERS' PROSPEROUS TIMES.
rura Worth Mora Now Than For
fast I hirty Years.
The many trappers operating along
tho northern boarder will reap a rich
harvest the present winter, meaning
many comforts, even luxuries, In the
log cabins of score of sturdy settlers
In the wilds of the northern country,
who are mainly dependent upon their
traps durlug the cold mourns for a
Tho settlers and professionals In tho
country directly tributary to the Ureal
1-jikr-s look to mink, marten and otter
to niako their trapping operations
profitable, and tho pelts of these little
animals at present command a higher
price than ut any time during tho past
thirty years, while there has been a
decided slump In the prices paid for
furs from the black, blue and sliver
fox which bring only I0 each now,
where a year or two ago they were as
high as $300 apiece.
Last wl: ter I4.G0 was considered ft
good price for a mink pelt, and It
wasn't more than a season or two buck
that ;2.C0 was the highest paid for a
single pelt of this kind. Now a choice
raw mink fur will bring $11, and a mar
ten pelt from $18 to $20. where $G or $7
wan paid last wlntor. An otter akin is
worth $22 just as It romes from the
trapper's hands, which Is away above
any price paid for more than thirty
years. Quite a few Usher are caught
through northern Minnesota and these
are worth from $8 to $10. Beaver are
very ararre In this state. They are
worth from $7 to $9 each.
The higher prices paid for furs will
also prove a boon to the Minnesota
Indians, or such of them at least as
have any business ability. A good
many or the Indians trap during the
winter, but the trouble with the major
ity of them Is that they do not know
the value of t"eir catch and are likely
to sell a $22 ower pelt for $4 or $5, and
a $11 mink pelt for a dollar, or perhaps
a pint of whiskey. The white man is
well aware of this fact, and some a
gents make it their business during the
winter to do nothing but buy furs of
the Indians, selling them later at a
handsome margin of profit.
Theso agents usually travel from re
servation to reservation by dog team
or snow shoes.
Even the Httlo weasel, scores of
which daily leave their tiny tracks
In the snow on the outskirts of the
towns are worth $1 each for their pelts.
They were valueless three years ago,
and two years ago were worth 10 cents
each. For a time last winter the pelts
brought 60 cents each. The weasel
also belongs to the homologue of the
American sable together with the mar
ten, mink, fisher and otter. The Ameri
can sable really Is the marten, accord
ing to some authorities. It is common
ly called the pine marten, and nt first
glance the only distinguishing feature
between It and the mink Is a snot of
beautiful orange color on Its throat,
just under the chin.
A grizzly bear skin la worth $40, If
In the best condition, hut of course
grizzly bears are unknown In the
Lake Region. Many black bears are
trapped and shot, however, by settlers,
Indians and trappers.
Woman's Sweet Will.
On a pillar erected In Canterbury,
appears the following:
"Where Is the roan who has the power and
To fU'.m the torrent of a woman's will:
For If ah will, aba will, and you may
And If aha won't she won't, sad that's
the cud ou't."
Evolution of Woman,
When 7W hmntrht woe to all mankind
Old Adam called her wo-uiau.
But when sha woo-ed with love so kind.
He then pronounced her wno-man.
But now with folly and with pride.
Their husbands' noeketa trlninilne.
The ladlea are so full of whims
"IL9 people can uieu wiiiui-uieu.
UNCLE SAM'S SECOND NAVY
TRAINING SCHOOL FOR,
Plenty of Work and Study-Lack of
Social events a feature of I his
Governmental School. Dally Ke
glm of tho ladeta.
Uncle Bam has one governmental
school which, while little known, is
wen worthy to rank with west Point
and Annapolis In the thoroughness of
tho mental and physical training
which it gives its graduates. This un
heralded educational Institution Is lo
cated at Arundel Cove on Chesapeake
Bay, about six miles from the city of
Baltimore, and lis purpose Is to pre
pare for their profession the cadets or
future commissioned officers of the
United States Revenue Cutler Service.
It Is only within a few years that the
generul public has been awakening
to a realization of tue opportunities
and advantages open to an officer In
uncle Sam's "police force of the Bea,"
In consequence of which there has
been of late a marked Increase In the
applications for admission to the cadet
school. Any young man not less than
18 nor more than 25 years of age and
not less than 6 feet 3 Inches In height
Is, if unmarried, eligible to appoint
ment as a cadet, but no persons should
delude themselves with the Idea that
It is easy to get into the cadet corps,
for the entrance examinations are
quite aa severe as those at either West
1'olnt or Annapolis.
However, all the examinations for
the selection of cadets are strictly com
petitive. Political and social influ
ences are entirely eliminated and this
is unquestionably the most democratic
school under the government. The
cadet spends three years fct the train
ing school, each summer being devoted
to a practice cruise on a bark-rlgpied
vessel during which the young men get
a taste of all kinds of sea duties and
Incidentally store up good health for
the academic year, which extends from
October to May.
The pay of a cadet Is $500 a year
and a ration of 30 cents a day, ot of
which allowance he is rnlred to pur
chase uniforms and textbooks and
meet his mess expenses. The sum of
$10 per month is also withheld from
the pay of each cadet In order that
upon graduation be can purchase the
uniform and outfit of a commissioned
officer. When the cadet graduates he
receives a commission as a third lieu
tenant In the Revenue Cutter Service
at a salary of $1,400 per year. Three
promotions will bring him to the rank
of captain with $2,500 salary per year
and an Increase of ten per cent, ror
each five years' service.
A Strenuous Life.
The cadets at the training school on
Chesapeake Bay lead a strenuous ex
istence. They "turn out at b.io
o'clock In the morning and after half
an hour allowed for dressing, report
for drill which continues for forty-five
minutes ere the call for breakfast i3
given. From 9 until 12.30 o'clock
there are periods of study and recita
tion, then half an hour for recreation
before dinner, which Is served from
one to two o'clock. In the afternoon
there Is more study and recitation
with forty-five minutes' drill. Half an
hour before supper and one hour after
supper are allowed for amusement and
then from 7 to 9 comes another study
period. An hour of "skylarking"
closes the day and the cadets turn in
at 10 o'clock.
During the three year Interim the
future Revenue Cutter officers acquire
a wide range of book learning includ
ing mathematics, English, history,
law, hygiene, seamanship, engineer
ing, astronomy, chemistry, civil gov
ernment, etc. Incidentally muscle
building Is looked after by means of the
"setting up" and other athletic drills
While the officers in charge of the
training school for Revenue Cutter ca
dets fully realize that all work and no
play makes for dullness, no such prom-
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THE NEW BALLOON AIRSHIP.
inence Is given to social features as Is
the case at the academies at Annapolis
and West Point The Revenue Cutter
cadets are at liberty on Saturday af
ternoons and these half holidays are
usually devoted to "hops," but aside
from these functions and such merry
making as can be crowded Into the two
weeks' vacation In the autumn or the
vacation of one woek in the spring, the
young men apply themselves pretty
closely to their studies.
BALDWIN'S NE W AIRSHIP.
Believed by Experts to Surpass any
flying Machine Yet Constructed.
Captain Thomas Baldwin believes
he has found a way to navigate the air
with fair success. Captain Baldwin,
be It known, Is America's foremost
aeronaut, having been engaged In the
profession of sailing to the clouds
longer and more continuously than
any other citizen of the republic He
began ballooning In the ordinary way
nearly a quarter of a century ago.
Then he Invented the modern type of
parachute and in bis inventing and ex
perimenting, went from one thing to
another until he hit upon the dirigible
balloon typo of airship.
in mo pai decade Captain
Baldwin, who makes bis home In Los
Angeles, California, has built five dif
ferent sky craft, all on this general
pattern, but each different in many re
spects from its predecessor. He hopes
to improve on even the new airship
which has recently been completed,
but the fact remains that this latest
(lying machine is so far superior to
everything that has gone before It that
it is well worthy of notice.
In the new airship the gas bag or
balloon which lifts it has a capacity
of 10,000 cubic feet ofgas or nearly
twice aa much as f" bag of the one
which Captain Baldwin exhibited at
the St. Louis Exposition. It is made
of Japan silk, oiled inside and out.
From this bag there is suspended by
means of a net of cotton seine twine a
framework which contains the pro
pelling end steering apparatus of the
airship and which is known as the
keel." In Captain Baldwin's earlier
inventions this was built of steel tub
ing and each frame cost $700, but in
the new airship the keel is of Oregon
spruce, the lightest and strongest
wood in existence.
A Powerful Little Engine.
The engine which furnishes power
for driving the baloon is located about
midway on the keel. It consists of a
gasoline motor very similar to those in
use on motor-cycles. The motor
weighs about 75 pounds, is canable of
3,000 revolutions per minute, and
able to develop 74 horsepower, but it
is seldom if ever that so much energy
is required even when the aerial flyer
is facing a heavy wind.
Attached to the keel at the forward
end of the airship is the propeller,
which Is eleven feet in diameter and
has two 18 inch blades of painted can
vas. These blades whirl around at the
rate of two hundred times per minute,
but it will be observed that this pro
peller is at the forward end of the ship
instead of at the stern, where it might
naturally be looked for, and this gives
the keynote to one of Captain Bald
win's most Important inventions,
namely, the scheme of having the rap
Idly revolving propeller pull the ship
through the air Instead of pushing it
as a ship is pushed through the water.
Nearly fifty feet from the propeller,
at the other end of the keel is the rud
der by which the steering is accom
plished. This rudder is about six by
eight feet in size and consists of
canvas stretched upon a wooden
frame. Attached to the framework of
the keel is also a tank which is ca
pable of holding two gallons of gaso
line. The navigator of the new Bald
win airship has nothing in the way of
a platform on which to stand, but
must balance himself on the skeleton
framework of the keel, bracing himself
by means of the net which suspends
the keel from the gas bag.
Baldwin's new airship cost blm more
than $1.8H and by reason of the gas
required to inflate It as well as other
expenses, each ascension costs In the
neighborhood of $250. The hydrogen
gas which is employed to lift the bal
loon and to maintain it in a position
where the propeller can do its work is
manufactured by combining iron
Allocs or borings, sulphuric acid and
water on the basis of one part acid
and one part iron to four rarts water.
This gas is generated in a big tank
and is led through a rubber hose to
Too Rapid Jack 'Tes, I had a little
balance in the bank, but I got en
gaged two months ago. and now"
Slowgo Tom "Ah! love makes the
world kq round."
Too Rapid Jack "Tes, but I dldnt
think it would go round so fast as
to make ms lose my balance."
THE NATION'S FORESTS.
BRILLIANT ADDRESS AT ANNUAL
CONVENTION AMERICAN FOR
Secretary Wilson Sounds Warning
Note on forest Destruction minion
Acres Should Bo Tree-planted
tverctt Haie In Vigorous a iceu
Secretary Wilson has more than
once manifested a deep interest in the
question of American Forestry. Mr.
Wilson has, in tact, for some years been
elected and re-elected President of the
American Forestry Association, a pow
erful organization, composed of public-
plrlted men throughout the country,
wuicu has probably done more than
any other one influence to awaken
national Interest in the enormous
destruction of the forests and the neces
sity for their business-like management
and preservation, even to the reforest
ation oL denuded areas and the plant
ing of trees upon barren prairie lands.
That the movement In the United
States is coming to be considered an
important one is to some extent evi
denced by the Increased recognition of
the subject by Congress, which Is also
due largely to Secretary Wilson's en
thusiasm. When Mr. Wilson was ap
pointed Secretary of Agriculture by
President McKlnley, his forestry di
vision consisted of one forester, an
assistant forester and five clerks and
with an annual appropriation from
BEV. EDWAfcVEVERETT HALE.
Congress for forestry of $30,000. Since
then fnrpntrv rtfvlelnn hn hepn Advanc
ed into a separate bureau of the Depart
ment or Agriculture, employing over
500 men and having an annual appro-
rtrlntfnn f mm Potibtpsr nf linw&rdu Of
one-half a million dollars. Fully a
million acres of forest lands in the
eastern part of the United States have
been turned over to the Bureau of
Forestry for management on a practi
cal and scientific basis which will en
able the cutting of the forest for lum-hot-
And at thft same time Insuring
succeeding "crops" of timber, while
over 100,000,000 or the acres or gover
nment Forest reserves in the west have
also been turned over to the Bureau
of Forestry for administration. It is
probable that at least another 50,000,
000 acres of Dubllc timber land will be
placed In federal reserves.
Secretary Wilson In his opening ad
dress at the recent annual meeting of
Washington, uttered a clear note of
warning against the whole-sate reduc
tion of the woodland area in the
"Nn nnttnn nn earth Is as Successful
In the work of destroying its forests as
th TTnttad States " he declared. "The
Indiscriminate mutilation of the forests
must be stopped; the matter has tm
come one of national interest which
can not much longer be ignored by the
people or by our legislators."
After advocating the broadest kind
of nrntecttve forest Dollcv. he touched
on the subject of reforesting certain
sections. He thought tnat every aay
should be an arbor day, that every year
should mark a notable advance in the
effort tj recover lost ground-
Plant A Million Acres.
W ctimiM nlanf " he aald "not 10.
000 acres nor stop at 100,000 acres,
but ehouki plant 1,0(X),W)U acres in
trees, and this would be, viewed from
several points, the very best investment
which the United States ever made. It
would be a paying, money investment
to the government, and it would be a
tremendous help to our agriculture.
The price of merchantable timber Is in
creasing with great rapidity, while
the verv beneficial
effect that has resulted from the plant
ing of wind-breaks la tne praine
Another address before the Associa
tion by the venerable Edward Everett
Hale, now the Chaplain of the United
States Senate, constituted a clean-cut
statement of the great necessity of
prompt action to protect the forests.
Dr. Hale la around eighty years 01 age;
he remembers when the saw and the ax
had scarce touched the giant monarchs
in Ohio Vallev, when the forests of
northern Michigan and Minnesota were
unbroken wildernesses, and when those
of the far northwest. In that marvelous
country "where rolls the Oregon," were
a ferro inooqnita. He has seen whole
states denuded of their valuable timber
and burned over by devastating fires
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due to reckless and wasteful methods,
he has seen the axiuan and the mill
man move westward, swiftly and sure
ly mowing down everything in his
course until there is practically no sec.'
tion be bus leli uulnvaded.
At the present rate of timber cutting la
the United States, 40 years from to-day
there will be not an acre left of mer
Common Sei.se Forestry.
"What are we going to do?" asked
Dr. Hale in his deep voice. "We must
use botn common sense and sentiment
In dealing with the forest question.
It is a very great question. The in
dividuals Interested In American for
estry, even though they be millionaires
or multi-millionaires, can not accom
plish anything definite and lasting un
less the states and the general govern
ment can be awakened to the necessity
of giving the cause large and substan
tial assistance which it merits. Com
mon sense, in forestry, means that tho
forestry question should be put upon,
a business basis. In order to make a
large. Immediate profit forests are de
stroyed; they should be cut with soma
reference to the future; In other words
they should be cropped. All the gov
ernments of Europe rely largely upon
their forest lands for revenue. A sim
ilar condition should and could Je
brought about in this country.
THE SUNSHINE SOCIETY.
An Organization Which Brings Coo
Cheer Into Darkened Hearts.
Among the many societies organ
ised by the generous men and women
of to-day for the welfare and happi
ness of others none has auite so inter
esting a history and unique a charac
ter as the International Sunshine So
It is so broad In its scope that it
embraces all the charities, yet is In
itself no sense a charity, bnt an inter- .
change of kindly greeting and the
passing on of good cheer, material or
otherwise. Sunshiners do not labor
under any rules, but there is always
the personal touch of sympathy which
means so much to the unfortunate
man or woman to whom fate hrs
A more appropriate name could not
have been found for the society, tho
members of which pledge themselves to
bring sunshine into the lives of
others; to do something each day to
lighten someone's burden; to speak
the cheerful word that mas bring new
hope, new life and energy; to take no
tice of the lonely; to do the little acts
of kindness, thoughtfulness and
generosity that manifest the human,
sympathetic interest In one's fellow
Opportunities for doing a kindness
are often lost for lack of thought; the
members of the Sunshine Society
strive-to cultivate the habit of sym
pathy that will give them a keener
grasp and a deeper understanding of
the lives of those around them.
The Society is unique in that there
are no salaries paid. Tho president
general, every minor officer and mem
ber gives his or her services. Even
the necessary clerical work Is freely
donated. The personal sacrifices that
every officer and member makes to
carry on the work cannot be estimated.
Its Orlcln and Growth.
ThA Socletr was incorporated under
the laws of New York In 1900 and to
day there are 400,000 enrolled mem
bers. Tho RncietT la the outgrowth or a
thought expressed by Mrs. Cynthia
Westover Alden in the office of tho
New York Recorder several years ago
during the holiday season. Mrs. Aiaea
was the recipient or a numoer or caras
tmm Yior rn-workers on the naDCr as
well as outside friends. After enjoy
ing the cards, Bhe protestea wai ana
would have been better pleased if tho
donors had not written their names on
them. This statement horrified her
audience and with one accord every
"What! You wouldn't give our pres
ents away, would you?"
"Why not?" was the answer.
"What do you do with yours?"
a lamrhin? Investigation soon devel
oped the fact that the waste basket
was the ultimate destination of most
of the cards received.
'Let me give you the history of one
pretty ten-cent card that came to mo
a year ago," said Mrs. Alden. "It had
an exquisite poem on it, and I enjoyed
It so much that I thought at once of
an old uncle who would appreciate It
and forwarded It to bim. He, as I
thought, did enjoy it, and so much
so that he Immediately recalled an old
friend to whom it would appeal with
special force. So he copied the poem
and sent the card on. This recipient
found the card so helpful that she,
too, felt called upon to pass It on and
before the seven days' holiday was
over the card had carried Its Christ
mas message to six different persons.
Of course this Is exceptional, but Is
still an example of the Infinite possi
bilities of a gift accepted in the true
spirit and then passed on, giving each
one the double delight of receiving and
The cards which bad afforded tno
mla urnwm wora unread out and Were
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