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Monday, Jchi 2.. 1891.
According to a dispatch from Fort
Dodge, the northern Iowa coal field is
not ft ijitem'of large reins but a colleo
tion of pockets, and is being rapidly ex
hausted. Sereral mines hare been aban
doned because it is no longer profitable
to work them, the diminished output has
increased prices, and it is predicted that
in a few years this great northern Iowa
industry will disappear.
Louisville Courier-Journal: There is
a truthful writer who speaks of the Un
ited States as "that great land upon
which if England were bDiily set down
itwouldbeas hard to find as a three
penny bit in a 10-acre field." Yet this
little three-penny bit of territory, with
its free trade, outstrips commercially the
great republic and a'.l the other high
tariff countries of the world.
A New York woman hu been calling
on propinent New Haven citizens te
cently on a novel mission. She is in the
employ of the New York tariff reform
club, of which Horace Demicg is a prom
inent member, and her mission is to raise
opposition in Connecticut to the McKin
ley bill. It is her purpose to go all over
the state to ascertain the feelings of citi
zens upon this bill and its high provisions,
with a view of inducing those who are
opposed to it to make a determined stand
when the time comes. There are many
persons who are opposed to the McKin
ley bill and talk against it, but see no
way to avert its burden. Miss Bri2'
mission is therefore to find out these men
and bring them tocether, so that some
means may be taken throughout the
country looking to a repeal of its unjust
Jcdgisg by the advance announce
ments the July number of the North
American Review will be one of the most
notable eyer issued- It will include arti
cles by Baron tie Hirscb, under the head
of "My Views on Philanthropy ;" by the
president of the Farmers' Alliance, on the
Farmer s Discontent; on a New Variety
of Mugwump, by the Hon. Dorman B.
Eaton, ex-president of the civil service
reform commission; on English Univer
sities and Colleges, by Prof. E. A. Free-,
man; on the Relations cf Literature to
Society, by Amelia E. Barr; on Indus
trial and Financial Co-operation, by F.
B. Thurber; on The Inheritance of Props
erty, by Prof. Richard T- Ely; on Loaf
ing and Laboring, by the late E. P.
Whipple; on Domestic Service in Eng
land, by Emily Faithfull; and on Tae
Theological Crisis, by Dr. Charles A.
Briggs- These are but a part of the ar
ticles announced the number cocuining
IS separate contributions.
The l ampiica in Ohio.
The political campaign in Ohio this
year promises to be the most important
stale campaign that has been prosecuted
in this country for years, even over
shadowing that in New ;York in its in
fluence upon national politics, and the
course of the great parties in the , presi
dential canvass next year. Not long ago
a democratic congressman acd a sup
porter of Cleveland expressed the opinion
that Gov. Campbell would not only be
the democratic candidate for governor in
that state this year, but on the outcome
of his canvass would depend the demo
cratic presidential nomination. If Gov.
Campbell chall be defeated by a decisive
majority in his run ac&inst McKinley,
who was nominated lastweek as the re
publican candidate for governor, he be
lieves that Cleveland would be practically
out of the field, and that Hill will be the
democratic nominee for president, with
the tariff reform issue in the background
so far as the democracy are concerned.
"While The Argcs, like the Springfield
Register, does not coincide with this lit
ter conclusion, and while we believe that
the tariS issue is to be fought out to the
end in the national field, it is plain enough
to every intelligent mind that with Mc
Kinley in lead of the republican forces in
the Ohio campaign, and the tariff the
leading factor in the contest, as it must
be under such circumstances, a republi
can defeat, or even a close re a alt, in a
state that has heretofore been regarded as
one of the strongholds of protection, must
practically foreshadow republican defeat
in the country at large in the national
campaign. The Register says:
Indeed, the republican party of the na
tion, in allowing McKinley to lead the
Ohio contest this year, practically risks
everything on a single throw of the po
litical dice, as it were; and, for that
reason, it is not at all surprising that
many sagacious men of that party in and
out of the state have expressed crave
doubts of the wisdom of such procedure.
The democrats will contest every inch of
the ground, and we believe they will win.
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A SHINING LIGHT SPREAD ON THE
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ICopyrigut, 1891, by Kigar W. Nye.
Portlajtd, Or., Ar ril 2, 1SQL
Dai Mr. Nto 1 have just been elected by
a majority of the votes counted assisted by
the board of directors secretary and superin
tendent of the Portland Industrial exposition.
Too will Urns see 1 am to fill two offices at
once. Now, it so happens that ti e office of
superintendent holds the most, an 1 therefore
needs the most filling. The great titrable with
me Is what kind of filling to use in order to
make it look pretty in Its upholstered condi
tion without too much embonpoint. In con-nectionjK-ith
an exposition, a snperi n tendency
is not a sinecure, they say, nor do I believe it
is a mind core. The man who fills I'm told,
gets acquainted with a lot of queer )ople and
some grief. I have filled everything from an
aching void to the position of teacher in a
night school where the boys wero so big I
didnt dare to see any of the girls bo se, but as
fuperintendent of a big fair my personal ex
perience is limited to working for flrrt prize in
the fat hog annex of the York State fair of
THE ALGERIAN DANCES.
As you were in the purlieus of Paris daring
the exposition, forming a larpe section of the
American exhibit, and climbed M. Eiffel's
tower while j-our salary was marchitgon.it
seems to me that you might cive m- a few
pointers. I am particularly anxious to draw a
crowd at the main door and then get it inside
and have some fun with it if so disposed. I
would like to keep this up every da for a
month, giving the people time enousrh t ) sleep
Sundays ami r-t so that they could s art in
fresh aurain Monday. I tell yon as a matter of
fact W; are to have a great expositioi., but 1
want you to make it sure.
What do you think of introducing the ballet?
Do you imagine that Punch and Jcly csa can
didly be considered a chestnut? What lire the
drawing lowers of Sam Jones and Sara Bern
hardt and AUcock's porous plaster, relatively
speaking? Do you think the Siamese Twins
could be restored with success or a galvanic
battery? What do you think of ex-Snator
Blair, of old New Hampshire, in an oration of
thirty days' duration? How would he compare
with Dr. Tanner on a fast for that period of
time? Could they hold the crowd, or would
we have to lock the people in? Pfrov.ded I
battened down the hatches, locked everything
up and oiied the burglar alarms, do you believe
Jay Uould in the act of shearing coupons ivould
draw a crowd or an inference? What will re
move ink from the letter that never came
from Henry Watterson to D. B. Hill? Caa you
furnish me. f or framing, a copy of the law pre
venting David B. Hill from running for tiayor
otisew York in addition to governor oi and
senator from the Empire State? Can you send
me for the art gallery a certiSed portrait of
Annie Rooney, deceased? Should ensilage be
cut often, and if so. ia what quarter of the
moon should the abridgment take place? May
J saf el y introd uce into the restaurant oi the
exposition guniquats as a side dish? Do you
think it a good idea to fix special days, su h as
press day, dog days, or would you leave it to
your next almanac? Do you think that the
free coinage of silver will interfere with the
counterfeiting industry: if so. in what res;ect?
Could J successfully cross the gold bug anil the
potato bug and use the resultant in tin fat
stock show? If not, why not? Do you taint
John L. Sullivan would be out of place in the
chamber of horrors which I propose introluc
lne in the exposition?
These are simply details, but if you have any
general ideas upon the conduct of an ex; osi
tion. showing how it should be run. 1 would
like to have a few sacks of the early variety.
Yours anxiously. ft. W. Mitchell,
Secretary and Supcrintender t
Dear Robert I am glad to know
that you are to have a great industrial
exposition in Portland worthy of the
wonderful country of which she is the
metropolis, tlow you came to be ihe
superintendent and secretary I do not
know. The Oregonians are humor lov
ing people, and like to put np job3 on
their neighbors. Possibly that has some
thing to do with it
Yon ask me how best to run the im
position, and so I will try in as little
Fpace as possible to do so. Having the
Paris exposition still fresh in my mem
cry, I feel like throwing out a few biit3
regarding the matter which I knew
will be valuable.
Expositions should have, in the first
place, a spinal column cf worthy and
valuable exhibits a sort of hatrack, if
you please, upon which to hang the pop
corn privileges and other features whit h
nre of minor importance. The espofi
tion must not be a gigantic boxoffice,
with a blight annex of corn fchellers atd
patent beehives. People do not care to
go a great distance to witness recei.t
methods of pulling candy or' making
lemonade without the aid of lemons.
We should not, Mr. Superintendent,
allow the commercial spirit to cast a
gloom over nude art, nor our America i
thrift tu get a cinch on science at such
The exposition in Paris was a great
success because it was an entertainment
and an education to see it; not becauso
it was a big county fair, with oppor
tunities at every corner for the French
peasant to test the strength of his lungs.
I warn you first of all, as superintend-'
ent, against the American commercial
spirit, which crops out at all times, but
especially in an exposition. A sausage
stuffing machine is one of the most beau
tiful sights, from an utilitarian stand
point, that 1 ever saw, but it will not
bring people from distance. You rniu-t
have something of art and beauty, and
an element of the wonderful. I would
impress this upon yon, for, taking the
Paris exposition as a oriterkm and you
could use it that way if you wished to
do bo the crowd was ever packed about
the strange, the beautiful and the won-
v'jr1ftL pU ?!Pir : J r -iP
derful America and her exhibit were
chiefly patronized by those who were
paid a salary to work her churns and
wave her starry banner free.
Peop2 who ride two miles behind a
mamma acrse and young colt to a
Fourth of July orgy and hear a free ora
tion will stand a good deal of bombast
and starry banner business, but when
they pay an admission, friend Mitchell,
they want to Bee or hear something that
will remunerate them. Those who went
to Paris from Poland and witnessed our
American baking powder and swollen
notions of ourselves have doubtless for
gotten that part of it by this time, but
they will always remember the beauti
ful fountains with water in them, and
the pictures and statuary.
Africa had an exhibit that ought to
put a big blush, as wide as a Swiss sun
set, on the face of the great civilized re
public which does so much to send mis
sionaries to the Congo. The diamond
exhibit of that godless continent, and
the methods of working this somewhat
expensive stone, attracted more atten
tion in one day than all our oatmeal and
I am an American, Mr. Superintend
ent, and proud of the land which gave
me birth after which it had a long spell
of extreme mental depression but for
eign nations will not put up a luncheon
and come to see the Portland exposition
unless you give them something in
structive and unusual
You ask about the ballet. I am not
the proper man for you to put that ques
tion to. You know that I am prejudiced
in favor of the ballet, and so you should
not ask me that question. But the ex
position of '89 had as one feature the
Algerian, or stomach dance, which was
a very drawing card indeed. It was an
odd dance, wildly barbaric, and a trifle
on the decomposed Delsarte order, per
haps, with a beautiful Algerian girl in
it, of the Lalla Rookh variety, who, I
afterward learned, was a native of the
Rue de Foi Gras. Many of the visitors
went to see this dance several times, and
this Algerian girl practically owned the
town, and carried away with her, figura
tively speaking, to her desert home, the
cosmopolitan pelts of those who wit
nessed her strange and yet graceful gam
bols. A 2-year-old colt that has just for
saken the home nest and made his glad
debut on the clover 6tudded lawn is not
a circumstance to the gladness and grace
of that performance. You might think
Punch and Judy would draw the En
glish people. It is a kind of humor that
appeals to the English, and yet it leaves
the brain tissne unimpaired. It is a
broad yet pure humor, which is prompt
in its action on the English mind, pro
ducing no dangerous relapse or secondary
symptoins. Some kinds of humor are
highly injurious to the British, because
they may recur to the.iaind at a future
time, when the victim is not prepared,
or, still worse, the point of the joke may
break out suddenly on a future genera
tion and create much trouble. You
might spring a subtle piece of humor on
an Englishman and produce no appre
ciable effect, but think of his helpless
grandchild on whom the humorous her
itage might fall!
Punch and Judy will appeal to those
who may not have seen anvthing
laugh at in
Ethan Allen. Yon might j
Sam Jones is a good drawer. So is
Sara Bernhardt in fact, they are a pair
of those. .But we will let that pass.
Sam is a straightforward preacher,
cheerfully telling people what misera
ble bounds they are, and warning them
to flee from the wrath to come, at so
much per warn. He will not only bring
thousands of curious people to your ex
position, but he will save quite a lot of
souls at the same time.
Mr. Blair is not available. He is go
ing on a foreign mission. Possibly he
will go before this letter reaches you.
He heard of a foreign country yesterday
evening that he had not tried yet You
cannot expect him. He is almost sure
that he will go abroad, and is only wait
ing for a permit which may come at any
You speak of Mr. Gould in a show
window shearing coupons off Lis bonds
as a feature. I would favor that, but
you know, perhaps, that Mr. Gould can
not sit in a draft, especially a sight
draft, as he has facial neuralgia or TVc
$oo. Do not depend upon him, for I am
sure he could not come.
Your reference to Governor Hill is en
tirely unworthy of the important offices
he holds. Governor Hill has no notion
cf becoming mayor of New York. His
other offices entirely engross his atten
tion. He could not give the office of
mayor of New York that degree of es
pionage which it requires. A man who
is governor of a great state and senator
also does not care to be mayor of New
York, or open expositions with a few
Ensilage should be cut as early as
possible. Some use a teething ring for
cutting their ensilage, but I think it in
jures the gooms. Gumquats are not
popular in exposition restaurants gen
erally, especially during the heated term.
What are gumquats, anyhow?
Special days are not advisable, unless
you thinE it would De well to have spe
cial days such as you suggest, and feel
certain would be successful. In that
case, if yon felt assured that it would be
advisable no do so, you might consider
it a good plan to do so, and in case of
success you would, of course, be glad
that you did so.
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An exciting thing and a feature that
has always drawn enormous crowds
everywhere that it has been tried, is a
discusssion between two able men on
vital questions, like this for instance,
"Is the Tariff a Tax?' So many people
would like to get down off their dry
goods boxes and make experiments with
industry if they only knew whether the
tariff was a'tax or not As it is now,
values are unsettled, industries languish,
resources remain undeveloped, trade be
comes atrophied, commerV ceases and
our shipping stands rotting at our docks.
If you could solve this great question
of whether or not the tariff is a tax, the
air would be full of men getting down
off the top of the rail fences, and the rat
tle of closing jack knives would gladden
the heart of every true American. Men
vrhose wives have been bringing in the
wood ever since the war would, I am
convinced, take up the burden of life,
and some of them would turn the clothes
wringer while their wives take in wash
ing, if they could only kiow from some
good, earnest thinker whether or not the
tariff is or is not a tax or not
It is so, too, about religion. How
many of us would take up the burden of
life with true alacrity and true earnest-
neS3 and praiseworthy zeal and eager-
ness if we could know more regarding
the existence and literary habits of a
personal deviL How often I arise in the
morning, and inserting myself into a
pair of shimmering trousers, from which
the glad sunlight is reflected in a thou
sand different directions, and would go
gayly forth to renewed effort and a
more praiseworthy scuffle with sin, if 1
knew whether or not the hosts of the
opposition were or were not led by a
I would rather not speak of Mr. Sulli
van, except in a non-partisan way, if you
do not mind. I criticised his acting once,
and from the way he acted the next time
I saw him I judged that he hated to be
criticised that way. He wishes me to
say, however, that he is not drinking
any now, and will elevate the stage
again next season.
If you could erect a sort of glass con
servatory or incubator and set an old
political wheel horse on a recently dis
covered mare's nest I think it would give
good results. Did you ever try that?
People would come for a long distance
and pay good prices to see this, I think.
"He is not a beau of yours, is he?"
He calls on me oftener than on yon."
"Yes; I told him the days you were
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