Weekly Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1900-1924, November 17, 1903, Page 2, Image 2

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In a graphic description of the foot-
tall match between Yale and Colum
bia, played two weeks ago In New
Turk. Julian Hawthorne give it as his
opinion that football is too strenuous
to be wholesome. He describes how
Tjile de-oted the first half of the game
to weakening her 'opponents, and the
last half to scoring- against crippled
Columbia. "Football Is no kid-glove
affair, he : writes, but there should
be limits to violence, and twice or
thrice the hlnnen ot the spectators
showed that Yale had transgressed
them." The final score was 25 to 0.
Nothing" was left to Columbia but
honor, the honor which dies In the last
ditch, and fighting desperately to the
end." " ' ,
j It's an old storythese charges of
violence are rehearsed autumn after
autumn, but football thrives Just the
same. Us popularity Is not in the least
diminished as a rule the attendance
ut the games this season has been
Urt'er than ever. The element of per
sonal danger to the combatants jcrvea
ufiljr t Mlft lh public's interejit and
excitement; It, appeals, -sychoIo-glsts
say, to man's latent savage In
Prom Paris comes a report that, al
though it has not been contradicted,
seems most improbable. It is stated
that France ts to lispenjt
with its
military bands, audi that, cept the
Irtijrlt edits, muTc"""is to be abolished
from the army vt the reriubiic. Sus
ceptible as is the French temperament
to the finer emotions. It does not seem
poHKlbk that such a step Is really con
templated. To abolish music from the
army would be to remove a source of
inspiration whose - Influence it is not
easy to estimate. That music should
be forbidden to ,tiie army that suns
the Marseillaise hymn it beyond be
lief. From the earliest -time munic hsui
been associated with war. The. gentle
art has been Inseparable from the
rude. So long ago as Jothua over
threw the wails of Jerichq to the ac
crrmpanlment of a trumiet blast,
music has performed its part In bat
tle. Pavage horsJes hare rushed to
tattle chanting the war songs of their
fathers; trained ; armies have marched
- .
to conflict, keeping step to martial
Jrs. " Wearied armies. worn with
march and combat, have been in
spired to renewed effort by the sound
music. -Many a soldier, on the ver
of flight, has been realised o a sense
of duty by his national anthem. Band
music has more than once proved
more effective than bullets in turning
the tide of batlle.
To discontinue military- music would
be to make army life spiritless and
uninteresting. Take , away music
from military parades and ceremonies
and half of their effectiveness Is gone.
Kot only win the soldier become In
different, but the public will lose In
terest, and without the public Interest
ui army cannot be maintained. It Is
almost as easy to , imagine an army
without guns as one without music.
And there Is another feature to the
Your Hair
l "Two years ajo my hir vat
! fal'Jnx out badly. I purchased
j bottls of Ayers Hair Vigor; and
f socn tnyhairstorpedcomitnout."
Miss Minnie Hoover, Paris, III.
! Perhaps your mother
, ksd thin hair, but that is
J no reason why you must
j go through life with half-
starved hair. If you want
! long, thick hair, feed it
vith AyerV Hair Vigor,
-nd make it rich; dark,
d heavy.
it t
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J A Ut CO., UweU, Mm
we htrtnoaCi ultra voamwn- - - r - -tided
to k A 1?$
HunK. hnt ii ther
auestion. The art of music 'owes
roach to the military bands. The or
ganizations have developed soma of
the best composers, directors and mu
sicians. The ixuUitar bands, too, have
had no small part In popular educa
tion In tood mualc Their public con
cert have brought Into contact with
true music many ; people who other
wise, would never have felt Its refining
influence. The r military band has,
then, & dual part to play. Its influence
Is powerful alike ia pearce and war.
Even should France do away with mil
itary bands, j it Is to be- hoped that
such a step will never be " taken In
Amerlea. ' f . ( - '
The Colombians have been rocifer
atlng through, tbetr hats. They have
been talking of marching: an army by
land j to whip the people of the new
Republic of j Panama back into their
foverr. merit when it woul3 be impos
sible on account of mountain barriers;
and they could not send an army by
sea, because ' the war vessels of - the
United State would not allow them
to land. So all the fighting they will
ever do . will j be in the nature of hot
air. Their big words will do no one
any harm, and they will help to ease
off the anger and disappointment of
the Colombians. ;
There are several men In Salem who
will contribute $50 towards the pro
posed $2,000 purse pf the . Commercial
Club, to be offered to , the districts
making up the largest volunteer funds
in work and: cash, for the construction
of permanent highways. And1 they
will do the same next year and the
year following, and: indefinitely. If the
scheme brings ' the ; expected results.
The matter" should not be delayed or
neglected. Jt promises a great deal
for the good of both city and country.
AU the lots in. the Smith's Fruit
Farms tracts have been sold, and
there are a large number of applica
tions to purchase more lots, and none
are for salei The Salem Abstract fc
Land Co. made 'ft success of this ven
ture, and it is to be hoped -that other
farms will be secured and divided up,
to be sold oft to men desiring to make
homes. : There -will be an Increusins
dt-HKMidi ' for KiK-h r:r-els f land.
" An old t!m-r says there has not
been as much enthusiasm among the
students of .Willamette UnSversity for
twenty years, if ever. This is a good
in-iioatlon. jjt is ; the foundation of
larger; things for the future, w-lth an
increased endowment, fund and more
money for new buildings.
Mr.' Hearst has made a clean breast
of It. frankly admatttng that the elec
tion of George B. McCIellan to the
mayoralty of New York was brought
about through his influences. Mr.
Hearst believes In always being open
and above board in these matters.
Anaconda Standard.
Secure in their capture of Colon, the
Panamanians are having a period of
rejoicing. It is to be hoped that they
may nevpr be put into a state of coma.
by the exclamations or the daggers of
their former masters, or have their
lives punctuated withj leaden Interjec
tions. . ' ! . : : -
The I'olk 'county teachers, at their
annual institute ' at Ialla lastveek.
passed a resolution asking the Gover
nor to call an extra session of the Xas
islature. They des.rc this. to the end
that the schools of the state may not
be crippled! for want of funds from
New York's election excitement has
subsided to such, an extent that sev
eral of the New York newspapers are
freely, admitting the existence of a
considerable portion, of , the United
States outside of New York City.
It appears that there Is really some
open gambling In Salem; and not ex
actly gambling, either, all of it. In
fact, more In the nature of open rob
bery, and still not of the really open
and manly sort. f '
Before committing itself to the can
didacy of George B. McCIellan for the
Preaidencyj the country desires Infor
mation as to his achievements as a
fisherman j and : hunter. Anaconda
. . i
On November. Kiny" Edward was
62 years old. i King Edward is twice as
old as Queen Mary was when Queen
Mary was old enough to know better.
How old was Queen Anne?
The good roads matter must pot be
suffered to die out, or even to become
lukewarm. .Therein lies a promise of
gvtod and fubstaittiat things
Capital City. 4 ;
for the
The Pullman Company has paid a
dividend f $13,060,009. All the people
- - a 7
jrr. m
oTlT1 n 1 T- m
Serious disturbances are reported In
ronnection witn the Chicago street car
strike, but. nothing quite so riotous us
a. fashionable New York welding has
f t la a at.... t .
- v-oiomca irae";ay to stoo this?
at, least indulge In one.sood football j- ' 1
scrimmaga with the republic of Pan- j The state board
ama, aud let it go at that. I Pennsylvania tells
5 The war on Senator Smoot has be
gun and will be .waged as religious
wars always are with bitterness and
zeaL This fight, - it . is now declared.
will be fought not on account 1 .if
Smoot's - practicing polygamy there is
do proof of that but on the ground
, -
that his oatha as an official of the
Mormon, - church render 'him unfit to
act as a Senator of the United States.
Senator Smoot Is already 'in his seat.
and the case will be brought on the
question of ousting him.? -
; Reference has been made In the dis
patches to the fact": that there has
reached Washington what might be
called a brief of the contestants, being
a pamphlet of ninety-three pages en
titled : "The Inside '' of f Mormonlsm,'
published by 'Tlie Utah ' Amertans." it
is alleged, in this document, that as one
of the'Monr.oT apostles, 5emtor Pmoo
must plit e the 'ill of .those apo-stk-i
above the const! tution of the : United
States, and above the law of the land
as interpreted by its Supreme Court,
that he cannot, by reason of this high
er allegiance. I participate in a.ny at
tempt of the Senate to enforce certain
of Its laws m territories under its ex
clusive jurisdiction, i "In his personal
influence and official acts," says the
pamphlet, "he must of necessity set at
defiance, our ourts, defeat ; their at
tempts to mete out justice, advocate
practices which are In violation of ex
isting. laws and restrain the people cf
his community from respecting the au
thority of the United States. More
over, . by -the obligations resting upon
him. he is bound, under death penal-
tles, to conceal such evidences of
polygamous or plural marriage its
would enable the law-abiding people of
the state or the United States to see
and deal with polygamy and polygam
ous practices as they ought to be seen
and deserve to be dealt with.".
As to the specific teachings of the
Mormon church, they are set forth to
be these: " .';,' . i
First. That the hurch is the veri
table kingdom of God on earth, not In
its fullness, because Christ has not yet
come to rule in person,, but for the
present He rules through the priest
hood of the church, who are His vice
regents on earth. .
Second. That this j kingdom will
overthrow the- United i S-tats tuid all
other governments, after which Christ
will reign in person. . f
Fourth. That the doctrine of "blood
atonement , is of God, and ; that under
it certain sins -which the .' blood of
Christ cannot atone for may be re
mitted by shedding the blood of the
transgressor. , .
- Fifth. That polygamy Is a command
of God which, If a member obeys he
wilt be exalted In the future life above
those who do not. - ,
Sixth. That the Congress of , the
United States has no right under the'
constitution to pass any law in any
manner Interfering with the iractices
of the Mormon religion, and thitvhe
acts of Congress against polygamy!
and disfranchising those who practice
it are c unwarrantable Intereferences
with their religion.
If the contestants have the evidence
to substantiate all this the committee
on elections i and privileges will have
nothing to do but to report adversely
on Smoot. But this evidence must be
produced. As Senator Hoar was quot
ed as saying by the Associated Press
a day or two ago, the case Is oae for
judicial determination, and, the numer
ous petitions for the removal of Smoot
that are now flooding the Senate are
as much out of character as would be
petitions addressed to the United States
Supreme rvnrt pr?-inj It to decide in
givf-n . way a cnsi -; coming before !t
for judicial determination. ;
They "are in a bad way over In Till
amook county. Their only steamer.
the Elmore,' has been laid up for re
pairs, and owing to the fact that there
has not been s steamer in port since
October 27 the stores are getting
short of provisions. ; As the mereh ints
of Tillamook practically supply the
whole county, it does not take lorvg for
the stock to run down. The saloons
have exhausted their supplies, too,
and as a result there Is no little mur
muring among those Who are accus
tomed to dampen their parched Hps
with moisture other than aqua pur.
There is talk of Jmproving Court
street from Commercial to the railroad
or beyond with asphalt, and the mat
ter Is meeting with favor and t38im-
Ing shape. It would be one of, the big
gest things that ever happened, to Sa
lem. It is the very thing that is need
ed to get matters In that line to going
the rlh,t way. It wuuld incidentally
settle the question of bicycle path in
the business districts. The street
would be better than " the sidewalks,
and there would be no excuse fir rid
ing on the walks, r , , r -.
Speaking of grand fall opening's,
there have been none anywhere else in
the country at -all comparable with
those of the . Anaconda properties.
Anaconda Standard, j tOur :; neighbors
up in Montana are feeling mighty good
tt , ' . f. . .
since the calling of' the extra session
of thetr LpgiBjature, and the resump-4
"on of work m their mines, with about
I-P.000 men who were out of employ-j
i , - i
There seems to be no doubt about
open gambling in Salem, and worse)
man ordinary gambling. In that "skin j
games--are run openly, is there no
of education
the . public . school
teachers of that state that they should
improve their minds 'by foreign travet
This mast have a humorous flavor for
those fortunate teachers who rejoice
in the usual S200 salary that Pennsyl
vania pays Its expert 'Oistructora.
Work; on the forthcoming New Year
Bditionj of the Statesman . Is orogress
Ing favorably. Typeaetting was begun
yesterday, and It will soon begin to
go through the presses. It will have a
larger land better Eastern circulation
than any of its predecessors.
' The Salem Y. M C A. ii to make an
attempt to free itself fron debt. The
amount need ed is This 4s not a
great "'deal. If It Is spread around
evenly among; those who' ought to con
tribute. - ,:'''-,''
There -should be, ito question about
Congress appropriating the 12.125.000
asKcd for tbt l;iJ ikit. It b ;A line
with the policy of expansion and the'
extension of our markets. ,
Rev.' E. A. Johnson, chosen modera
tor of..ihe Waynesboro. Pa, presby
tery 'recenUy; is a full-blooded Mon
tauk Indian. lie Is the first man
other than a Caucasian ever elected to
such a position in the United '.States.
1 ; o o " o' '' ' . s 1 -;- : i
Walter Craig, who a' few years "ago
was worth nearly $500,000. died in a
tumble down cabin, the home of a
former housekeeper. He had lost
everything. Fast horses and specula
tion combined to exhaust his fortune.
o( o o 4: ? - ; -:v'-:,
Rev. . Dr. T. E. Bus field, for several
years . past the pastor of , the Park
Baptist church of TJtlca, ff. Y has re
ceived a call to the " First . Congrega
tional church of North , Adams,' Mass.
He has announced his acceptance and
will take charge, of his new church
during the present month.
Starting upon a new career as pas
tor of the Tabernacle Presbyterian
church of Philadelphia, Pa., on a re
cent Sunday. Rev. Dr. William H.
Oxtoby! was given some sound, practi
cal advice by ills father, who delivered
the charge to the new pastor at the
Installation ' ceremonies, ,
" .O Of o .
After serving, three years as pastor
of. the First Baptist -hureh of Lans
downe, Pa, Rev. J. Touman Anderson
ha-s tendered his resignation, giving as
his Teiisoii tliat the inei.ners of . Iris
congregation do not turn out In sum
eit-nt numbers to make, his labors in
tlie church successful . i. ':,
John C Hinnershltz, of Alsace, Pa.,
has Just been elected,? clerk of the
court of quarter sessions of Berks
county without his knowledge or con
sent. Although, there was an animated
contest, lasting- about two weeks, tiie
first Intimation of hS candidacy re
ceived by Mr, Hinnershits was the offi
cial notice of bis electkMfc
. O O J. -.-
, An edict has been sent-forth by Cap
tain Eaton, commanding - the battle
slilp Massachusetts, now docked at the
Brooklyn navy yard, which says to the
sailors n board) of that vessel: "Thou
shalt not play the piano 'on the Sab
bath day." Sunday is always a gala
day .on board the different war vessels
moored at the yard, and "the rule
against piano playing has caused much
sadness among- jack tar. '
- ' ' ' '' ' '. ' o o o '
Annie Rooney. a young woman of
good character In Seattle,' Wash., has
adopted' the uniform of a United States
marine and declares her intention of
wearing it instead of the ' skirts in
which members of her sex usually en
fold their persons.' The . police say
there is no law which will preven her
carrying out her purpose, as she does
not seek to dSsguise her sex by wear,
ing the habiliments of man. ;
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock
received the following letter, together
with a rooney order from an Okla
homa man recently: "CashJon, Ok.
To the Secretary of the Interior: I in
close $1 to ray for one. small stick of
pecan timber that I took in the Chick
asaw nation. I have an earnest de
sire to make all things' rite, and I no
of no other way than thro' your de
partment. I sincerly ask forgivnes for
the awful sin. Yours reap."
. . . ' o o o , , , , "
Christian Smith, now living on his
farm near Harper's Ferry, saw the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad develop
from a horse car line into its present
great steam railroad system. When
20 years old. m 1832. Mr. Smith, was
employed as a teamster to drive the
cars on a stretch of fifteen miles.
When locomotives " were adopted he
became an englneman and supervisor
of engines. He left the service of the
company In 1873, Hut is still a vigorous
old man.- ''.--v , -
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The beautiful new statute - on the
top of the Kirkpatrick : memorial, ( in
Syracuse, N. offends the women of
that neighborhood, and they threaten
to destroy it unless It be clothed. The
statute Is the work .of; the' sculptor,
Jerome Connor, and is entitled "The
Boy and the Parrot. Both figures are
clothed only In the garb of nature.
The women of the vicinity will not
allow their children "to play I rt Union
park, where the statute stands.: They
will probably memorialize the com
mon council regarding it. . '
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A man of eighty-odd years died In
New York City last week, having
w fit ten on a small sheet of paper the
following: "Personal .memoirs: At
the age of 30 I gave up dancing; tat
40 my endeavors to please the fair
sex; at 50 my regard of ' public opin
ions; at W the trouble of thinking and
nave now oecome a. iru sage, or hji
t - srotlst. which Is the sd me thing. I
have neer meddled in any marrkiies
or candals; I have never recommend-
j have never attempted the lite of any
'-f j'.v:.r
, "My brother bought an automobile
t her? last week," said an angry man to
greet him.
aud lie says you told him
pEnso.'iAL MEN noris
Mr. Chas. Hoiloway, of Brownsville,
was in Albany Saturday to take leave
of Dr. Darrin. , He reports that he Is
about cured of a distressing- stoinaoa,
heart and liver trouble." - '.
Mr. J. L. Oxford; of Brownsville,
Oregon, was in town. Saturday on his
way, to Montana, It will, be .remem
bered he was'cured of almost total
deafness by Dr. Darrin last Juie. He
can no hear as well as ever in his life.
Mr. P.-, A. Itacey, of Jefferson, Ore
gon, drove to town Saturday and re
ports that he is absolutely and perma
nently cured of total deafness-one
ear, 13 years ago. while Dr. Darrin
was In Portland, the other ear since
the doctor's sojourn In Albany.
Mr. R. M. Crawford, of Caiapooia
street, rejoices over his relief from se
vere pains and his . back and kidneys
and feels five years younger, after
two weeks treatment by Dr. Darrin.
W. W. Parri8h, of Sodaville. -Oreartn,
visited the city .last vretk and reports
the cure of his dewiness is permauonu
; Dr. Darrin remains at 'the Revere
House. Albany, until November lDth,
and then goes to . CorvalHs for
weeks. Albany Herald. .
if anything broke you would supply a
new part." .
. "Certainly, said the clerk, accord
ing to the Youth's Companion. "WTiat
does he want?
"He wants two deltoid muscles, a
couple of kneecaps, one elbow and
about half a yard of cuticle." said the
man, "and he wants 'em right away."
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A three-year-old , boy who was. at
tending a kindergarten school, was
asked by his teacher to take another
Uttle tot home, reminding him that he
would receive a cent for doing so,
says the Philadelphia ' Ledger. He
took' his charge to his door, but failed
to receive the promised payment from
the child's mother, and when he went
home told his mother the circum
stances. . His mother warned him taot
to ask for the coin, and he - gave- his
promise. About a -half hour after
ward he came back from play tnd
gleefully called to his mother:'
"I got the cent."
"Didn't I tell you not to ask for It?"
demanded his mother.
"I didn't," maintained the boy,
stoutly; "I asked' her if she forgot I L"
"Whar be I goin?" inquired Mr,
.Higginp, scornfully, as he talkel out
to the porch of the store with an air
of offended digni l y, sa ys Comf ort.
"Waal, Jest now I'm goin straight
outer this here store o' Hi Perkins. Oil,
I ain't skyin nothin perticler again
Hiram. Tubby shore, I seen the t.'me
when" Hiram w'as mighty glad to
come ana borrer half a dolla r o' me;
but I ain't sayin V nothin "bout that;
I iesttold him fair and ; square, - he i
could have it, i and he didn't pay it
back for most a year. An I might
say I been buyin stuff "here "fer nigh
twenty years,; an payin fer every
cent's wuth. straightforwai-d likj a
man should. Yes. siree, I alius treated
Hi Perkins open an" 4lKvebo:ird. like
a man should,, an' I must say 1 ex
pected same sort o'; treatment o him."
"YVhat's he done that ain't peu an
abbveboard?" demanded Mr. Higgins,
violently. "Waal, see here! I can take
a bint "bout easy as any man. ccn't
I? I ain't one o them thick-skinned
cusses, be I? An if Hi Perkins did
think 1 was takin too many, o his
measly old crackers outen the.bar'l
jest absent-minded, o course 4ie
could 'a' said so like a man, 'stead o
cdverin' the top ;o the bar'l with them
sheets o that nasty, sticky. l?y paier,
cduldn't he? Waal I"
PENDLETON, On. Nov. 14. It has
now developed that the stock raisers of
the great Interior of Oregon, Including
Orant, Harney and other counties,
have formed a beef trust. This " fact
has leaked out through O. N. Prather,
of Killbride, being in: this city in the
interest of the interior cattlemen, look
ing for a retail market location.
It is the Intention ofsome cattlemen
to form a company with a capital of
$60,000. through which they will sell
their cattle direct to the retail butcher.
and thus dispense with the middle
men.- They will employ regular trav
eling salesmen, who wiU make regular
trips to outside cities.
This. action on the part of the stock
men has been rapidly brought to a
head this season by the low prices of
fered by the coast and sound buyers.
There are buyers In the country, but
they are offering prices below last
year's quotations, and even at those
prices they will buy nothing but the
cattle which are in prime condition.
The cattle situation this fall is -bad.
Feed of all kinds is held at a high price
and pastures are poor, owing to . the
long dry season, by which the ranges
dried up and in many places became
a mass of dust. The cattlemen feel
that they cannot, sell at present prices
and ; make a reasonable : profit. The
fact is . that they do ' not really know
what action to take. Along with the
proposed c heme they may, establish a
retail market at Pendleton' and Baker
City, where they can handle their sur-;
plus .stock. They hope, however, to re- j
If eve the cattle market condition, from
tbclr standpoint, by lh-lr new com
pany. ,
Doesn't Respect Old Ags.
It's shameful when - youth falls to
show proper respect for old age, but
Just the contrary in ; the case of Dr.
King's New Life PUls.
They cut off
levere and Ir-
ipela, Jaun-
ihaladies.no matter how sev
respective of old age. Dyspe
dice. Fever, Constipation Cit, yield ' to
this p-rfect pill. S5v at D. J. Fry's
drug store, Salem, i j
Edgar Mcrisse, a menibt-r. . of . last
year's graduating class of Willamette
LniversHy. has been visiting ' frie.ids.
tn the city during the past week, and :
rexurnea yesicruay to aus nome in .
Forest Grove.
I We would reuiind those of our subscribers who have promist-d
to haul wood on subscription account that the season is getting
late, and we would like to have the wood now; either this or defi
nite dates as to when it wiU be delivered, and in what quai-tities.
We want to be sure of our supply for the winter.
Fleece Lined Hose lor Ladies, 12 l-2c pair
Satins, in bright C(........25c a yard
Kibbons, 8 inches wide... .. . . ,.10c a yard
Chain Purses,; good assortment, 25c each
Golf Gloves and ilittens, a good assort
ment, keep your hands warm.'
Shawls and Fascinators, from 25 cents up
302 Commercial Street
if you. are going home to your- childhood's home- this
year, remember that the ; 'NORTH EIWT PAO VIC Uwki to ev
erylKHly's home.
.You can go' by way .'of ?5t. Paul to Chit-ago, or - St. Ixni.
and thence rt-jufh the-Wall ru Jiist and South.'. Or, yil can go to
Dulutli, and li-om there use either the rail Hues, or oue of the
superb Lake Steauiers down . the lakes to Detroit, Cleveland
Erie, and Buflalo-'-the'Tau-AjjaexicanXJity. '
Start right and you will probably arrive at your destina
tion all right, and; id start right, use the Northern Pacific, and
preferably the "NOBTII COAST -LIMITED?. Uuiu, in service
after MAY 5lh. ;
, Any local agent will name rates.
A. D. CHARLTON iil-J;':
The Peculiar Conditions With
Which the Forester Will
Have to Deal
CFrom Saturdays' Daily.)
The territorial government of the
Hawaiian islands will appoint as su-'and they will upeedily eat or trami-le
perintendent of forestry this winter a down the undergrowth till I the' bare
iground Is exposed. The soil then rap
man furnished it by the Bureau C idly dries out and becomes hard, an I
Forestry, who will take charge of Im-jthe trees soon die. Grasses, insect's
portant projects for the betterment of I and wind usually hasten the destruc-i-ia,t-'
tnutm Tt,. rwint. ! "on. ' Cattle and goats have ravaged
ed will have the responsibilities first I"1 Hawaiian forests without hindrance
of determining the location and the.'r many years and have workedfur-
boundaries of a system of forest re
serves, and later of superintending a
great deal of forest, planting both on
public and private lands. ;
f The forest conditions of the islands
are unlike any: that, prevail in this
country. Mr. William L. . Hall, of the
Bureau of Foreatry. who has just re
turned from a two months examina
tion of the Islands, reports peculiar
and. Interesting problems which fores
try must solve there. , The Islands con
tain scarcely any forests capable of
yielding timber of value.for lumber.
Nearly all th lumber used for build
ing purposes comes from the Paciflc
coast But there are several hundred
thousand acres of forest land of the
greatest value for 1 protective purposes.
Indeed, so great is the Importance of
these forests that on their 'rreserva-
,..,.,... . ,,it.ni cf w' foreign species may succeed
industry, and that Is , etpalvalent to : , T ,
' ' . . . ..41n Hawaii is furnished by the rnrs-
saying the- continued prosperity of the .
islands. The sugar exports' of the last
fiscal year amounted to $23,000,000, and i
sugar is practically the only export
The raising of sugary! res an - e -
on noun amount of water, nearly hU of
which must be supplied by Irrigation.
the water being carried in flumes and
ditches from the ' wet. mountainous
parts of the islands io the dry plains5
on which the sugar feane is grown. The
rainfall of the islands is nearly all con-:lX
fined to the northea. and east moun
tain slopes, where it is tremendously
heavy. . some years more than. 209
On the other .side of the dl- 1
I vide, and Jn the plains beyond, where
the sugar cane grows, there may oh
more than ilfteen inches of rain
.The forests :ire htrgelv cnfintf J Jo
the rainy side f the ntiunt;iins,
are necessary as a protective' covi
keep the ground from washing
a ixl
r, t.
the slopes and the rain from rushing
j back too mPMiy,into' he
se.' The
; e of the forest -covr,
pllJce- it
tho strain i'.ow rpfruljrl
vent'Wig- both itooJs and perious o low
stream now. is indistensablH to the
success of irrigating projects. The
value of this forest. . strangely enough,
consists not so much in the trees St
contains for they are frequently low.
crooked and siiarsely scattered as in
the imitenetrable mass of undergrowth
j beneath
them. This undergrowth.
composed of vines, ferns and months,
is of so dense a character that It sh;id-
the ground .absolutely and holds
water like a snonee. It is. however,
exceedingly delicate and easily de-
! stroyed. Let cattle into such a forest.
ther each year Into the heart of the
dense tropical growth.
The Hawaiian public lands consist of
1.172.64V acres.. All of these, lands,
which are In forest, and mny forest
1 areas privately owned .which the gov
ernment can gain possession of by ex
change, will be put. Into forest reserves,
cleared of cattle and goats, fenced, and
preserved. Some compensation must
also be made for the great areas of for
est already destroyed. It will lut irt
it the work of the forester to plant to
valuable trees large areas of this de
nuded land uion which- forests are of
mwt vital importance to the agricul
tural Interests. Mr. Hall, who careful
ly examined the climatic conditions.
I believes that species of the racifjo
coat. such as redwood and red fir. will
do well in most place at the higher
elevations on the islands. An example
quite of our own southwest, which was
'introduced into the islands iionie fifty
years ago and now covers about 100.-
,VuA. .It. nV calM meauite
, . ., .V . u,,
iin IIavrai,,'t how.jrer, bat gs by th
- 1 "
Walter Jackson, representtiix
feM-Smllh Co., of Portland, was in the
F. A Baker, the assistant mall car
rier, is suffering from an attack of
rheumatism, and has .not been ou the
street for several days.