WEEKLY OREGON STATESMANVTUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1900. ; ; W Suntfav-Scili 1 3 ? There is beginning in a large number of presbyteries what politicians call a canvass for commissioners to the, 'Pres byterian General Assembly, that , meets in St. Louis in May. This canvass is ocr inc jmcu inert matter. A canvass was' made -last year, but if was not nearly so lively as the one now begin ning promises-to be.- The action - of 1'rof. . McGiffert's presbytery in voting to censure his book and in letting him go iinmcntioncd ' is not accepted as final in any quarter. It is icknowlcdg ed that te whole tendency is.; just now toward the conservative position. One cause: of this is Mr,,Mo.iJy's po sition, and his death has emphasized rattier,, than i diminished it. Two suc cessive General Assemblies have been conservative, and there is said to be every reason to suppose that the St. Louis one, next May, will be such. Conservatives are at work to make it such, at any rate, and scarcely a pres bytery is likely to escape some "how of contest. : The Baptist anniversaries this year are to be held in Detroit, and plans for the .same are making this month. At these all of' the benevolent societies make their j annual reports, and there are general 1 meetings in behalf f-thc different lines of work. These socie ties arc making out well this vear fi nancially,' and the reports at Detroit - will be, some of the most hopeful ever made. No questions of national prom inence among Baptists arc to come up this year, and no large plans are in sight. The t topic that will' be upper most, in" home mission work- will be education, in the South, a good deal of money having been spent there this year and in foreign work the progress in 'our'new 'tmrtorial'pos'sessibrls. ' The Church Temperance Society, a national Episcopal body, finds so great demand from society people, tat it has added a. second . coachman's , luncheon van. This van, a novel thing at first thought for a church - organization, has about it practical temperance ef fort because it prevents coachmen and Uers who : serve at great social func tions from going to a near by saloon for something to eat and drink. When the Astors. : the Gfelcts ami others give balls they engage from the society the van " stocked with whatever the hostess may-wish to give her servants, and' the servants of her guests, to eat. While guests eat within, coachmen and driver .cat without. So great was tha call for the one van owned by the soci ety that-a second, as" has. just been said, was ordered and is now in use. In case of fires-and on cold days when there arc trolley blocks, these vans are sent to scrte coffee. They are reaily traveling restaurants, wonderfully well equipped for the purpose in hand. It is an odd, but useful, form of church work. ;. .., .(..' Army officials in Havana. some of them Episcopalians ami sonic who arc not, are interestint? themselves actively in the proixjscd Episcopal church in that city, to be built in a central loca tion, and designed to reach the edu cated classes. Literature concerning the project Is preparing, and omc suc cess ' has already been reached in get ting Episcopalians and others in this country to contribute. It is claimed that such a parish church, once erected, will become almost immediately self si'pportihg. f The property contemplat-. ed is to cost $50,000. - I The rush abroad this season will ccr i tainly exceed anything the Atlantic passenger trade ever saw.; The few coming this way to attend the ecumen ical conference on foreign missions iri April will but -swell 'the list-on their return, as most foreign delegates will do. in order to attend the many things rdannrd later abroad. Christian En- dravorrrs. are L . . . booking rapuy. one lr:lli.rw-rf at inn nilliairrr havinz eighty V .. . '. t il ,. . F L .1 A I ltlll il letter wHI le attended by many nOli Catholics. Baptists in 'Ponce Puerto Rico, have nan seating 200, oi imu u jw nail to seat the-prople. An apiieal is , akinp for ftmds with which to erect , hall Mt no arm. but li nil II iar iw snia utn.iiiji (ir xihius -win wnivn ' a a! Baptist church in a central ltKation-I Tlie ffv. A. R. Rudd. in charge, says , hs, anoiner scyeniy-iour anu 1 '" home the first important thing to con ln Tliescire the early figures imdc i(icr . ja the endowmcnt. The nearer during the first week in January.! I nc j tnat a (nan atuj WOman lives run to attractfc.n is the World's Christian Ke,jlf.r thc more pcrfcrt does their Endeavor convention in London, the , OWf ife income ort earth. Rev. C C. Paris exposition and the Roman Catho- j Rowjnisorli Independent, Imlianapolis, lilc 'jubilee vear in Rome, which the j . . , he finds everywhere an eagerness for, Jn ,he ptwi. The "Sermon on the Ribles and to hear the-Word preached. jonntt x as grand - today as when His Sunday school exceeds loo in first dci;vered, and the Lord's Prayer ntembership.; In the same city " flic ran not be improved. Rev. W. -IL United Brethren maintain preaching fobh, Congrcgalionalist. San Francis services in Spanish and in English ev- co Qjj . - cry anmiay. in connect on. hk " 9illltfT9l Ifffr illlitllt II L11L I . V . ... ?ip7eXrnfrom Evenins classes ntemoerslup f. since ejght to thr y-nve. . tven.ns ciasse irt English held tor young mm ana women, have 'sixty-five pupils in at-1 0000000000 f 7K Vt y- I - ... - . tendance. The board of f missions of the United Brethren, located at Day ton, has appointed the Rev. Edwin L. Ortt, of Canton, O.. as a Sunday school field worker, and he has just entered upon his duties.' The board of education of the Re formed chfcrch has a new correspond ing secretary. He is Rev. John G. Gcbhard. The retiring secretary, the Rev. Dr. C. 11 Mandcvtllc, is now past 7. and has seen long service. The board assists about ninety theological students annually in getting an educa tion. The ; twentieth century forward movement in the same church, in which children in Sunday schools give I cent a week for missions, is meeting with success In two weeks . above- 3000 names were enrolled. Officers and teachers give 2 cents weekly, and of ficers of the mission boards say that if the scheme ! were" at' all generally adopted the contributions to missions would be quadrupled. RELIGIOUS THOUGHT. Gems pf Truth s Gleaned t from the Teachings of Air Denominations. - Pleasure in Sin. There is pleasure in sin, because we have some brute and devil in us. Rev. Dr. Crane, Metho dist, Chicago, 111. 1 , . . Our Spiritual Nature. It is not an easy thing to enthrone our - spiritual nature over our animal nature, so that it will t have permanent regency. Rev. John R. Shannon, Methodist, Toledo, Ohio. : . I r , . Skepticism. There seems to be a be lief that skepticism is on the increase. Skepticism has been the atmosphere of every century, and science is doing away- with atheism. Reason will - not now accept the proposition; that the universe is the result of mud and a little fine misL Rev. I Dr. Hillis, Con gregationalist, Brooklyn, N.' 1 Y. Christ. Clirist is the source and end of hope, for faith and hope for Chris tians are really one. Faith looks to the beginning and is sure of the end. Rev, Chas. M. Jacobs, Lutheran, Philadel pria, Pa. Immortality. We know God that we may serve him; and we serve him lhat we may receive immortality as the reward of our labor. Rev. J. J. Williams, Roman Catholic, Archbish op, of Boston, Mass. : The Gospel.- The Gospel was for Christ a kingdom, and a kingdom of the whole life of man. The - institu tional church is the newer preaching of the Gospel. Rev. Alex. McGaffin, Presbyterian, Brooklyn, N. Ideas.- Some ideas are too vast for one man and belong to the race;, other ideas are too large for one man, k yet allow one man to work them out in some special form. Rev. J. dimming Smith, Christian Church, Indianapolis, Ind. Miracles. Miracles I arc becoming more intelligible as science reveals the workings of natural forces. Great laws of nature were not overthrown, they were merely accelerated. Rev. J. K. Smyth, i Swcdenborgian, New York City. Safe. We shall never stand four square to truth, we shall never be safe from intellectual drifting, until in the light beautiful we stand and look Into the matchless face of the living Christ. Rev. Albert Hyde, l Congregational ism Toledo. O. Doubt. It is a sin for us to yield to doubt amid the mysteries of. life, or to discouragement amid its difficulties, or to anxiety amid its perils if God is re ally over all and if he is a God of love. Rev. Dr. Coe, Presbyterian, Brook lyn, N. Y. Yotif Belief. If you believe you live and move in God, should you not, as S mere act of intellectual integrity, of common nonesty trnstyour life and health to their' infinite keeper. Wil liam .G.' EwirigsV Christian Science, Chicaeo, III.1 Evil. There is in every man a tre mendous power for evil, and each must watch, lest this tendency forms the bidden spring which will yet over whelm and cause all to come rushing down into ruin. Rev.; Peter C xorke, R. C, San Francisco, Cat, The Past. Whatever f orgetf idncss of the past may come from faith in Christ, whatever comfort from the thought of reconciliation with God, the problem of evil is still before its. Rev. A. V. Raymond. Congregation alism 5chcncctady, N. Y. Tli' Ifnmr. In the building of the ' M . a ..T : rortiKlo nt judging the moral processes going on in the universe, ocv-iic c w -part and parcel of those prnccs: ' is made of the same stuff a the the nnivcrsc, occause c. iimim ses ne power is in - ---- -- , v c t o whose decrees .arc fate. Kcv b- K. Calthrop, Unitarian. Syracuse, N.-. The P-lpit The dullness .of the fti:. ;t responsible for the drowsiness Cluirch.-Our church" must rie to'lcr oriunity and gc iin solid phalanx to greet" the Chrrs less help- an(! God for- u c:; -t -rfon't care give the man who says, I dont care. and lives his selfish life. Rev. . S. A. Northrop, Baptist, Kansas City, Mo. .The Workine Man. If the' present Sabbath desecration tendency goes on it will not "be many years before the working-man will, be compelled to work on Sundays,' as other flays, and without gaining more pay , for it. Rev. H. E. Foss, Methodist, Bangor, Me. - ' - " - - The World's Decision. The world was called upon to decide if the Savior was a bad man. mad man or good man. It was generally agreed, even by those who rejected the declaration ofv Christ's divinity, that he was fa good man. Rev. A. C " Dixon, ' Bap tist, Brooklyn, N. T. True, and Faithful. True to our trust and faithful to the degree of .our ability,, however small we are. sure of our reward, for it -shall be said. Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things. Rev. W. A. Powell, Presbyterian, Right and Wrong. This simple fact of an unalterable eternal '.. distinction between right and wronJl compels me to admit that there is a law not Mf man and a' lawgiver higher than man, to whom we are amenable for all our actions. Rev. S. W. Reigart, Presby terian, Salisbury, ML - . -v Love If love, like a living spirit, is needed still to guide our 1 homes and glorify them, to cry peace over our bus iness battles, to meditate between na tions, to impel the strong to help - the weak then - Christianity . will always find a Bethlehem in which to be born, and it will come forth in resurrected glory to bless the world. Rev.-J. W. O. Smith, Christian 1 Church, Chicago, UL , ' . ANTr-GOSSIP SOCIETY. (Dispatch to St Louis Republic.) Springfield, Mo., Jan. 20. An anti gossip society has been organized in this ' city." At an afternoon card club yesterday the idea was suggested .by Mrs, MosherT The members., pledge themselves to speak no evil ' word of any other woman. The membership is unlimited, and every . woman in Spring; field, regardless of condition .or de nomination;.' is most cordially invited to join, and all members are urged an J expected to do all in their power v to bring others into this society. - There are to be no dues, no officers, no regular meetings; nothing but the simple pledge. ' The idea was received by all those present in the most responsible man ner, all signifying their, most hearty ap proval, and promising their warmest co-operation. It will be known as the Woman's' Self-Elevating Society, and its existence is to continue forever. , NO EXPRESSIVE EYES. j A Prominent ' English Oculist Says the Eye Itself Has No More ' Ex pression Than Has a Glass Marble. Thre are no expressive eyes. 'The expression of the eye is really in the lid. The eye itself, independent of its surroundings, has no more expression than has a glass marble. A prominent English oculist makes this daring state ment, and he defends his position with emphasis. "The eyes have no expres sion whatever," he says. 'How do you explain the fact that the eyes of one person are more expressive than those of another?" I am asked. They are not. The - difference: consists in certain nervous contractions ; oi . the lids peculiar to the individual. , , "Observe for yourself and you will sec that I am rights We wilt say that I am greatly interested in something, and my attention is suddenly - called from it by an unexpected interruption. My upper eyelid raises itself just a lit tle, but the eye proper doe not change an iota in appearance. If the interrup tion is but momentary thc.elcvation of the lid may be but momentary. If the surprise caused by an interruption , is continued the lid may be raised even a little more, and, in fact, the whole of the forehead, including the eyebrows, is raised and wrinkled. But the eye remains the same. - V "When a person is excited much the same emotions arc gone through," continued the doctor. "His eyes are open wide, in cases of intense excitement-to their greatest extent, but the forehead is not wrinkled and the bail of the eye is as expressive as a bit -of glass. No more.' "Observe the face of one who laughs. You will see that the lower eyelid has no muscle of its own. and it is only by the cbntraction of the adjacent mus cles in smiling or laughing that it is made to move. That is why there are many wrinkles about the eyes of mer ry ' persons. - '-.v - :.' "Tlie expression of deep thoughtful ness is produced by the drooping of the upper lid: the lids of some persons fall so low that the pupil of the eye itself is the same. If the meditation is oer a subject that worries the. thinker the expression is again quite different; the eyelids contract and the eyebrows are lowered and drawn together. This is true of a reflective mood. ' . t . "As to emotional moods, there is the expression of anger, for instance. The eyes, instead of closing," are open wider than they are normally, but the brows are closclyknit. "In expressing sadness the entire up per eyelid comes, half way down and the folds of the skin collect there, giv ing the lid a thicki heavy appearance." IN SACRAMENTO VALLEY.--King Hibbard, who returned front a trip to California on Thursday, reports that the people f-the Sacramento .val ley in California are rejoicing over the splendid crop prospects. - . The wheat and clover in the fields is up knee high and the country looks like the Wil lamette valley in May. There has been plenty of rain'and the weather has been very mild. If nothing oat1f the usual happens in the next few months that part of California will have-one of . the most abundant harvests in the history of the Golden state. Mr. Hibbard's health, for the sake of which he took the 'trip, was not greatly improved. Ever must the sovereign of man kind be fitly entitled King, i: e.." the man whs' kens" and can Carlyle. A FINE JERSEY HERD. St. Helens MistJarc 26th: Harry 'West, of Scappoose. has a herd oi ; Jersey cattle which would make any dairyman proud. Mr West milked an average of eight; cows all during the year -1899, with the follow ing result, as is shown by the books of the' Mary dale creamery, where Mr. West disposed of the product!' Average pounds of ' milk for each cow, 6,775; average test of milk, 5.4 pounds of butter fat per cow, or 3.67 pounds per eow fori' the year.: which, . by the ; rule of adding one-sixth, 1 would be 428 pounds of butter.:' , Each one of Mr: West's rcows -'earned him ?79.o8 throughout the year; - A great deal of money and care has ben expended by Mr. West on? his Jersey herd, but cer tainly he is well repaid, not only by cash, but by possessing' oue of the best dairy herds in the county, besides the assurance: of a greater annual earning each succeeding year. As an evidence of the superior, qualities of Mr. West's cattle, he sold" a three-month's old calf to A. C Ray, of Ranier, for which he4 received $45 cash. VACCINATION OF MULES. .'New Orleans La.j Jan. 16. The American mule must be vaccinated be fore ' he lean be enlisted in the British army service in South Africa in future. The admiralty has passed upon his case and the i decree is fatal. Seventy-five or a hundred, possibly more, of the mules died of glanders or a kindred disease after they were landed on African soil. I The animals are separated, tempera ture taken and virus injected. If the animal is infected, by the use of the special virus there will be a quick rise in the temperature, denoting ; that the disease, glanders, has found lodgment in the system of the beast, although it may not have shown itself fordays or weeks, if the virus had not Been used. r The vaccination of the mulc$ is what has caused the delay! hi loading the transport Corinthia.Mobilc Register. I STILL ON HAND. ". We have still on hand a few hundred copies of the New Year edition of the Statesman. ; Every day a few copies are sold and sent away to distant points. The price is loc each, wrapped ready for "mailing, if desired. Send in your orders, before the copies are all sold. .1' GOOD ADVICE. The Dalles, Times-Mountaineer: : ; Sirfce i there is no longer any doubt about there' being smallpox at Wasco only" 30 j miles from The- Dalles every body, . especially m children should be vaccinated. It would be well for the school board to require all children at tending school to be vaccinated at once.v. In Olden Times People overlooked .the importance of permanently ; beneficial effects- and were satisfied with transient action; but now that it is generally known that Sytup of Figs will 1 permanently overcome habitual constipation, well informed people will ! not buy other laxativet, which act for a time, but fin ally injure the system. Buy the genu ine, made by the California Fig Syrup Co. .: ' '-v i .; : '- I AN INCREASE. - ;.. i " .; . " rimiKa Tan -TT. pvrn t v -d - f rtivc ago the eneinemcn and ipfikiais of the Union pacific beean a conference re garding) the -wane schedule; which has just been decided, the enginctnen get ting a substantial increase. SUCCESSFUL MEETING. . ; 11 1 1 ' .j, :;'v: Dallas Observer: Tin. trirsat rir n f Pnllr rrfinfv aw taking ah active interest in the exhibit of blooded animals to fee held in Dallas late ncxi month. A successful meeting t tht tim laill ic wnitrti tn further this already prosperous industry Jn n. 11 " ! i - I'oik coaniy. f Having a Great Run on Chamberlain's 1 Cough Remedy. - . Manager Martin. ,c4 tne Tierson drug store, informs us thtt he is hav ing a .great run -on Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. He sells five bottles of thit medicine ltt: one of any othci kind, and it gives great satisfaction. In these days of la grippe there is noth ing like iChambcrlain's Cough Remedy toi stop ithe - cough, heal up the- sore throat and lungs and give relief within a very short time. (The sales are grow ing, and . all .who try it arc pleased with ? its : prompt action. South Chica go Daily Calumet. For sale by F. G. Haas, druggist, No. g6 State street, Salem. . . STARTS TUESDAY MORNING. -Says the Stayton Mail: "Frank Mor rison, the circulation hustler of the daily and twice-a-week . Statesman, f mllcd our latch string last night That ivcncwspaper will soon put on a pony express between the Capital City, and Stayton and get its papers here from six to eight hours ahead of. the regular 2:yi mail. Snch a move ought to be appreciated by the Stayton people and we believe it will. The first delivery will be made- next Tuesday morning. The young man who starts the first pony route, Clarence Forest, will take out. 150 papers to begin with. AT THE MILLS The quotation for wheat at the Salem Flouring Mills is 40 cents per bushel. A majority of the farmers, who had wheat on storage at. the. mills when they were destroyed by tire last September, have called at the 'mill and seticd with the company asper salvage allowance. A VOLUNTEER KILLED. San Francisco. Jan. ao. Tames . O. Twentieth Kansas volunteers, was shot aim killed in a saloon nere late last n t r htm : o n Itvi v W-kti- nk ittati " tthn mm - caped. The man had quarreled with a woman, nnd Gleason, who was tending bar.' went to her. protection, when he received : the fatal shot. Legal Blanks Statesman 'Job office; THE CLARK INVESTIGATION: Washington. Jan. 29. The senate committee on privileges and elections have reswmed the investigation of the charges of bribery against Clark, of Montana- ' W. B. Dolcnty, a banker of Towrisend, testified concerning the banking and financial transactions of State Senator W. E. Tierny. Later the witness said he' owed the bank $10,000 prior to the meeting of the legislature. This had been paid off since then. ; He -considers cd Tierny worth about $15,000 or $10.1 000 more than he was prior to his clcc-t tion Tne names,' of Ben Hill ami I L. Wright, two witnesses-from Montana who had been summoned, 'were called, but both Campbell and Ex-Senator Ed munds, said ! they did not believe it would be fair to themselves or to Clark to have them ' testify. The intimation was that "they had made contradictory statements, aad it appeared neither.' side desired their testimony. . WILL DECLINE. New York, Jaf ao. A special to the World from Washington says:, tne fear of offendine Great .Britain and provoking a protest would cause the administration, to decline to comply with the request of Dr. Frctorious, of St. Louis, who, it is said, has forward ed to Secretary Hav money and a let ter exnrcssinsr sympathy : with the Iresidcnt Krucrer-throuffh the Amcr iran consul at Pretoria. It is indicated that the state department will take the ground that it would be a violation of the neutrality laws for this government to give financial aid to a belligerent. It is pointed out that this request differs from the rcduest made by the Ameri can consul at Pretoria in behalf of Great Britain to be permitted to for word 'money to be used by the British wounded in the purchase of deli cacies, in that the latter request is made by one belligerent, of another, using a neutral as means of communication. Who's at the Helm. When aickneM once begin In a famil? the troubles multiply o fast that they seen to come in overwhelming waves. No woe der if sometimes one or both of the parentl given ont under the strain and perhaps Kise kind neighbor or one of the youogcl members of the household has to seize the helm and keep the little family nhip off the rocks of artnal distrew. The poor nick father or mother thinks " O, if I eould only get on my feet and be at work how differ ent U would be!" i Day after day the ailing one utruinrle" to rise superior to the misery that weighs hint or her down: hoping against hope that the next day will be a better one. The doctor is sent for. He rives all the " regulation " Stereotyped remedies but they prove of no avail. Then follow more day and week perhaps weary month of waiting and hop ing for the restoration that does not Come ; while every heart is filled with the fore boding questipn : "What will be the end ?" A man doesn't know what is the matter with htm; he feela all the strength and en ergy oozing ont of him; he can't work; he ean't eat; he can't sleep; be can't even think clearly. He loses heart and courage and flesh; pretty; soon he" feels badly In his lungs. The doctors call it consumption and prescribe lung specifics. ' But what the man needs is a medicine to go deep down into the foundations of the trouble; clear the poison out at his blood; wake up his liver, pnrify, revitalize and build Up his system from the foundation - stone. He needs Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Diseovl cry which has cured innumerable eases of obstinate liver complaint which the doctors diagnosed as hopeless consumption. ; The work of this masterful ''Discovery'' begins at the very corner-stone of life in the stomach and nutritive organism. It rives 'appetite, nourishment.' rich blood, healthy solid flesh. A cough is only a symptom; there are other things that make the cough; they must be got rid of first, the cough maybe the lat thing to go away. Does Dr. Pierce claim to cure consump tion? - . That question Isnt worth arguing. IjhU ml the record. , Take a ease in point. Here is a man (or woman ) with a hacking cough, a hectic flush, night-sweats, great emacia tion or wasting at flesh, spitting of blood, shortness of breath and all the other symp. torn. After every remedy and every local physician has failed, he, as a last resort, Ukes "Golden Medical Discovery" and the cough vanishes, the cheek gets back its natural color, sleep becomes sound and re freshing, the spitting of blood stops, flesh and muscles become firm, weight increases, and life roes along in quiet and comfort to the full limit of the three score years and ten. Knt maybe it wasn't consumption after all ? May be it wasn't. Yon know it. was something that was attacking the very cit adel of life, and it was something that was cured -by the nse of Dr. Pierce's tklden Medical Discovery. And Dr. fierce is rur ing such "somethings" right along with a record of over a quarter of a million cases and s not more than three per cent, or failures. , - One fact, at least, is well established. That the "Golden Medical Discovery" does core weak lungs, bleeding from lungs, obstinate, lingering coughs; laryngitis, bronchitis, throat disease, and kindred affection of the air -passages, which, if neglected or, badly treated, lead up to con sumption, ran no longer be . doubted in view of the many thousands of well estab lished cures of seeh cases reported by the tnost trustworthy citisens. Many of these cases have been pronounced consumption and incurable by the best local pbysi. cians before the sufferers commenced the nse of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery. More jlhan half a million copies of Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser were sold at $1.50 each, but a free twper. bound edition is now issued of wfiich-a copy will be sent absolutely without charge for the bare cost of mailing 71 one-cen! stamps. These should be sent to World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y. One copy only will be sent to one family If a heavier cloth-bound copy . is preferred ten stamps extra sbsnld be sent. ', jir a. r x NO CHANGE MADE BY A VOTE or 37 TO 9 fAXTATEKS REJECT TEJfT II URADE. A Six Mill Tax Voted for Uenentl Sehool : rKM-On-llir Hilt Allowed for KeMtr. (From Dally, Jan. 30th.) . By a vote of 36 to o. fully fifty per rent of those in attendance not voting, the taxpayers of school district No. 4- at the city hall last night, in special session assembled for the purpose-of.' making the annual tax levy, hearing the reoort of the board of directors and consider ing its recommendations, refused to adopt the board's recommendation for a tenth grade to be added to the present course of study which embraces nine grades. The meeting was attended by not over 100 taxpayers of the district but of that representation, the fricndjwof higher ed ucation. o far as the aUditrqn 01 tne tenth grade to .the present school cur riculum is concerned, were in a hopeless minority, as the -above vote evidences. The audience consisted principally , of the heavy taxpayers gf the district, while there were also a large number of bus iness and professional men present. H. T. .Bruce. 1 chairman of the board of directors called the meeting to order promptly at 8 o'clock. Jos. .Haunigart ncr. the. district ! clerk, read the call for the meeting and then the voluminous report of the board of directors was presented for the consideration of the ;taTaycrs. .. - tion to the board's recommendation for the addition of a tenth grade by mak ing inquiry when the adding of grades to the course of study would end.? rc marking that if was only a year ago the ninth, grade had been added. . Circuit - Indue! R P. Boise followed in a spcach against the board's rccopi mendation in ihl conhection. He saiJ that if the studies that would be in cluded,"in the tenth grade could not be supplictl in the university, the situation would be'dilTcrrnt. but inasmuch as the facilities arc offered in the university, it was no essential that the tenth grade be added in the: schools. In order to get the matter before the meeting for definite action: Dr. W. II. Byrd iniade a motion that the section. of the report recommending the tenth grade be not adopted. Seconded. An amendment was; offered asking that the matter; be referred to a committee f three, j the committee to look into the merits of the case and report at the annual meefinff in March, the amend ment, was seconded but upon being put before the house, it was defeated. Dr. W. H. dlyrd was recognised by thct chair and gave (his reasons for op posing the introduction into the school.v 01 tne tenth grade, lie did not consider the extra xradc essential, nor was this the- opportune time. It would cost a one mill levy to support the additional p-rade. In a majority of instances, he alleged, it would be taxing the taxpay ers to' educate chiWrcn "whose'parcuts themselves' were 'able to educate them. Dr. W. A. Cusick disapproved of .the board's recommendation for' a i tenth grade, He professed to be a formost advocate and supporter of any move thatvould extend ' better ediKationl facilities, but he considered the ambi tion of the tenth grade to be outside of the thought contemplated in the free school system as it is interpreted. " In conclusion he said the addition of anoth er grade in the public schools would le depriving the Willamette University of the support to which it is entitled. M. L. Chambcrlin. a unember of the fjoard of directors, stated that the cost of maintaining the additional tirade would not be oyer yt per year, fir it would necessitate the employing of but one other teacher. v Tibnon ,Ffrd spoke in favor of the motion to reiect the recommendation. He claimed that too much schooling spoiled the boy, tnainlaining that when a boy was kept m school until he was 18 or to years of age "that he never amounted to a hill of beans." A prac tical education was sufficient. Others narticinated in the drliiilp when the motion was stated and pre- ' vailed by a vote of ,if to 9. and the mat ter of adding a tenth grade was suin narily dismissed. . Chairman Brtie stated that it would rerniire $isoo to install a steam heating plant in the F.ast school.. He said the district had $.Vio,on hand that would availaJjIc for that, purpose and said i$ would require a V mill levy to pro vidi the necessary balance. ' H. S. Jory thought a heatinir ilant rould )e procurel for much less and of fered to install a heater in the building for. $1750 and lie guaranteed it would give satisfactory- scrivce. , ! T. L. Davidson, a mnlrr nl ilt board, did not favor btiving a new heat ing plant but suggested that, a halfinill tax for repair purposes be levied. Upon motion of Dr. W. If. Bvrd a levy of 6 mills for reneral school pur poses, Prevailed without a dissenting vole. The motion of A. N. f.ilb'Tt that a half mill tax be levied for repair pur poses also received -a unanimous vit. and the meeting adjourned. AN IMPORTANT CASH Washington. Jan. 20. Justice Peck- ham, in the United States - supreme court torray, announced, the opinion of .the court in the case of the United States, vs. the Bcllintrham Bay Boom Company, on appeal from the United Mates circuit court 01 appeals from the ninth district. The suit was brought originally by "'the. government to - se cure the removal of the looni across the .Nooksack river in ' the state of Washington. The decision of the cir cuit co-irt of appeals -was-favorable to the boom company, but Justice Peck ham's opinion reverses that- decree. lit says the boom does not allow a free passage of boats between the boom and the opposite shore, as provided in the state law. I he case is consid ered important as a precedent. HENRY FAILING DEAD. -:.w 4assaBBSHasBBasMaV - v. ? ; Prominent Hardware Merchant Portland Passed Away. of 1 Portland, Jan. .Edward Fai!in. the well-known hardware merchai died tonight. ' .-! .