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Tlic American Governments -.ccond note to fiermany does not receilu In the least from I lie position taken In the first one. On the contrary, while It Is no less courteous ami friendly In tone, It It perhaps more emphatic In I Us presentation of the principle upon which the original protest anil tie maml uere luseil. It expresses gratl licit Ion at theattlltiilunt the (ernu:i Government with regard to theCiish. I in; and theGullllglit,llMii..eHhrlelly the sinking of the I'alaha, denying that Its ellorl to escape capture Jtiitl lied Its destruction, and thenpruceeihi to the consideration of I he case of the Lusltaula. It assures (iermany with emphasis that the Imperial Govern ment had heen misinformed as to the presence of masked guns on that ship, that idie was not erthig as a trans port and did not carry a cargo prohlh Ited by the statutes of thu I'nltvd State. If the husllaula had been In fact a naval vessel of (treat llrltaln she would not have recelvedclearance as a merchantman. The I'nlted States', It Is asserted, erformed Its duty and enforced Itsstatutesln rela tion to the I-usltiiiU with scrupulous vigilance. Hut these details thu American Govcrment holds to he "Irrelevant to the iuestlun of the legality of the methods used hy thetieriuan authori ties In hlnking thu vessel." It Is pointed out that the sinking of pas sender ships Involves principles of It inanity "which lift such acts ahote the ordinary subjects of diplomatic discussion or Internal hmal control er- hy," and minor details aru put Into the background hy thu principal fact thai this ship was torpedoed and sunk without warning and IIn passengers, lieu, women and children, Kent to their death. Only her actual resist ance to capture, It Is declared, would hate juttllled oven the putting of the liven of those on hnard In Jeopardy. The government expresses a with Ingness to use Its good ortlcei at any time to effect a change In the charac ter ami conditions or tne war upon the sea by a mutual understanding between Germany and Great llrltaln, but In the meantime It solemnly de clines to abandon any of the rights of American shipmasters, or of Amerl can citizens "bound on lawful errands on belligerent ships." and asks for as surances that Germany will adopt the measure necessary to the safeguard lug of American live and American vessols It It dhllcult to see how Germany can controvert either the logic or the facts In this calm presentation of the American case. The absolute right eousness of our position and the whol ly untenable character of theirs Is made convincingly clear, and the Ger man Government Is politely but tlrm ly Informed that the destruction of thu lives and the property of Ameri can cltlens must cease, because their right to sail the seas Is Inalienable, and no new circumstance of war can be permitted to take It from them There Is no waving of Hags and beat Ing of drums In this note; there are no threats and no expressed demands; but thero Is In It a Ulet determina tion t)it fundamental principle of the American position shall be rec ognUed and conceded without further diplomatic evasion. My Special Buggy propo sition will be of interest to those who are in the market for Buggies or Spring Wag ons within the next thirty days. FRANK FOSTER. Conscience and Patriotism. Mr. llryin'.s letter of resignation conveyed this veiled threat; "I & alder It to he none the less my ilnTi. ,p endeavor, as a private cltlen, to pro mote the end which you have In view by means which you donol feel at lib erty to use " Delias lost no time In putting Ids threat Into action, and Ids llrst day as a private citizen llnds ttl in giving to the world his views of what ought to he done and what ought to have heen done In relation to Germany. It must Ims assumed that he Intends to follow this up with a campaign In opposition to the prcsl dent's policy, with thu sole purpose of creating a division of the American peoplu and thereby weakening the government and frustrating Its plans fork settlement of the dltllcullles upon the broad basis of American rights, Kvery man has a right to Ids opinions, and every man has a right to express them, hut there are times when It Is not only becoming but a duty to hold that right In abtyttitt and Mr. Kryau's act and utttririt when all the circumstances art coi sldered, Is little short of trtawvtikl.t It Is dlillcuii to avild u,t ccos i slon thai he Is Irifljtrieri a-jtt i- personal coritldtrstMit tr.ui t' pa triotism lie U a:tin t ttv' c;it cede, In accord iu. w.t sirtv-'ft iC conscience, but c-o-titrj: n h-.-Sii. and no man c-r,:ur,: it i-j'i. jt, A man mi) r. nrfr:..; r.-.ov: i& ui vie as of right and ', tr it.; : wrong Mr Ur)iu ut ysnu-.c thai hit duty to i.It.-c, is ,-fir thin his duty to rat country, xni a: a time of sires l.- dmrls tt.t high utile which l.e ha ds Ueaus his In ward conception of right could not Iaj accepted by hit superior crllctr, who also has a conscience and a re sponsibility much greater than Mr. Dryad's, lie Is In the position of an army otllcer who resigns under tire be cause he does not approve of the com mander's plan of campaign, Millions of men have fought and died for their country when they believed It to be In the wrong. Mr. Ilryan, It seems, is not of that character. As to his views expressed In the statement Issued they are In harmony with Ills well-known Ideas of peace at any price. The fundamental princi ple that American life and property upon the high seas must be respected does not appeal to him. Americans should stay at home. They, at least, should not be permitted to sail on bel ligerent ships. He raises a number of points that are beside the question. In fact, he does not seem to have grasped the essential Issue of our In herent rights at all, and It Is that es sential Issue whose recognition the president II r inly Insists upon, lie gardless of Mr. Hryau's acts or words, Mr. Wilson will have the country's support. He Lacks a Year of 100. Orrln Curry celebrated his ninety ninth birthday last week In Ills home on Wallace Street, lied Hank, N. J. Ills faculltles aru perfect. He reads without glasses the war news and Is In good health except for a cold. lie was horn at Trenton, N Y., May IMmn. Hetaughtschool In New York state and later did business at Oneida and Utlca, N. Y , retiring with a for tune about tlfty years ago. M r. Curry smokes three cigars a day. He is a Ilepubllcan and lias voted with the party since the days of Fre mont, except the tlrst time Grover Cleveland ran. All sizes glazed til at Buley ft Kunkel's. THK NATION'S CAPITOL. Harry Petree writes Interestingly of His First View of Washington. The following arc extracts from a letter from Harry i'elree to his fath er giving his Impression on Ids tlrst sight of Washington, The kit ur was riot written with a view to publication, but it Is so Interesting thai we have begged the privilege of publishing It: "The city Is tine, and I only wish I had more time tosee It. A good many of the places aru closed except during work hours and Sunday Is the only Ime one can llnd to see them. Cast Sun day I went oul to see the monument and wenluplntheelevator. The mon ument Is so high, and as It Is perfectly smooth ll Is hard to realize how high It really Is. It Is about no feet square at the baso and the walls 1. feet thick. At the top the walls are It) inches thick. The elevator goes up every 30 minutes, and goes very slowly, taking about ten minutes to go up. At the top, or rather at Goo feet elevation, there are windows, two on a side, so that you can set a good view of the city. The city lies before you like a map, only In natural colors. On one side Is the Potomac, stretching away some ten miles. On another is the Lincoln Memorial, In the course of construction. In this part of theclty there are miles of parks, for Washing ton seems to be a city of parks. Next ta the river is a lake, called Tidal bas in, connected with the river In one place. On another side you can see the White House, and many other public buildings. "The .Smithsonian Institute Is close at hand. There are two buildings In this, one which I saw was historical, containing priceless relics, and such things as a history of navigation, hundred of models of boats and so on horn thu earliest times to the present ocean liners and battleships. When I have more time I am going hack and look ai ll more at leisure. Then there Is the National Museum which 1 Intend to see next Sunday, which contains all kinds of .slutted animals, skeletons of prehistoric animals, and so on. It was for this that lioosevell killed the animals, birds, etc , In Af rica, llwllltakeahalfdayorsoto get any kind of a view of this, The build ' Ing Is about by .MO feet arid cast , "Then I went to the I'anAmerlcanl building. All these buildings are of white stone and very beautiful. The path leading up to this was lined) Willi rietD sa urate . it tort of a rut Itlcr and ttr; prtty Arsundtothe tw:t .' ,ut .(..-. sr.sx. stout 1) !.:& i- lat :'. tin "kt i tti-jufii I ru-si-: i. i-iiit t.tti. ii :it:n..'. .s. i i i. pw. ir t:n cm .. i- ..-.it to: sr.!::. mu .i-pi i'-wi : i-i :'.' i-v us; ;' utiuititi'. 1 n.ti-iu.-. i-. in :m p:i; vt-i i. i.itiM .f tti. i;tr;i :( p:nl uiiei. h'.ir.it tur.. :t ma tf:t.-r onj T:t unut vli ; ctt.'if. I tn-uir tmr.i'V.. i-.i-. u;i.s,-t ;f s , tiiiai a v,u:'t Mr. ,:.;r.'. ;',(li.uv. ; :ca r.f.r.-t-t.t -.f u.t tvxit a: ;m w.( hi i ;tr. ;. ca tjr.-ir. i. pint in u.i-, fir: im sf.j Wr.sr,r I n injtMr.,- Kt ti.u I cn.j ff:t: tr.i. xj tlx it .lxitl that I cxr.u.'. tuy to appreciate It to the fuiies: ex tent. "After dinner Nafzlger and I after some debate decided to see the Cor coran art gallery. We reached It about 2:00. The rJrst Door of the building is given up to tine specimens of sculp lure, and It w as good enough, although perhaps my unpractlced eye waa not able to appreciate It as would one who knew something about It. The next floor tas given to paintings, and these made me wonder what I saw In the marble work at all. When time was up at 4:30 we had not seen nearly all of them and decided to come back again when we tiad more time. "Last Monday evening I wentdown to the library of Congress, w hich Is, I believe the tlnest In the country. (Not that I have seen all the tine libraries In the country, but 1 mean to say that I believe I have heard or seen that statement). When you enter the main door you are struck by the beauty of the Interior. It was without a doubt the tlnest and most beautiful I had ever seen. It was all of marble of dazzling whiteness, most wonderfully carved and decorated In colors. It was night and the lights served perhaps to bring out the beauties of It. On the second story, as much as I was able to llnd time tosee, was mane up of ex hibits of paintings and drawings, etc., but 1 could give no more than a cursory examination to a part of them before the attendant said time up; so I am going back to look at the rest of It when 1 tlud time and will look at It at my leisure as above. Sunday eve ning I went down to the Carnegie Lib rary, which was very tine though noth. Ing to compare to the Library of Cong ress. The streets In Washington are cut up by avenues running most any old way and this leaveslittle triangles even In the main part of town and these are turned Into sort ot parka "I have no trouble In getting over the city other than occasioned by the (act that the astenues at an angle cause Meet Me at Dawson-Campbell's in Oregon July 3d, for the Biggest Celebration in Holt County. VOW is the time to outfit jourself for the summer our stock is complete in every department. You'll find just what you want here in that suit that's guar anteed all pure wool and hand tailored. jrrnjM llut KUtw It am Make this store your headquarters bring the boys in we'll be glad to show you at all times. "Keep the quality up." Dawson-Campbell Clothing Company x w m my directions turned. On .:lr,.-r. to the capltol. It seems to xr tir I get about half way -110 tc difi-cMont turn and It seems mv.. Tr. jtt,r ni-ig I was at the r'nt,n v.v.lsn ini r. dsn lo the Lltifiry vf :onfst. wi.ioi. Is at the ttxn if m. eipt'jji Wi.-m I got out if ti.s Lttjfarj I surrR,i toward my .sor. xKirv i ,in K (fir the fad UiV. i.y dlr.-ctl.ns si.ou d t right In tr.i". pir. A (. :vi and aiked out about xi s ami .' unr. that my dl.'tct.ns er-i vtr.ng. as they gen era..) ire v, I r.ad f'jur mhestowalk ; t-if5-e I ,- ,zi. hocile. I O.ln bick to tt.e Washington Mcnuxent, the windows are so nlirnl that It It Impossible to see down the ace or It I tr ed to Mr. Vifjk.or lo hold me by the legs so I could look oul and down, but he declined the re sponslblllty. If a person could get a look straight down an Impression of the height. In looking down the ele vator shart It Is also Impossible to look straight down, so 1 was rather disappointed. There was a woman jumped down the shaft from the 420 foot landing some time ago, and they say she was killed. The Interior of the monument Is lined at each land ing with stones from the dllferent states, carved with dltrerent Inscrlpt Ions, stories from dlllerent colleges and all kinds or organisations. "When I came Into Washington I was In a hurry to get a car and get out of tho rain and didn't nntir ti, depot very much. 1 got to reading a gume ixiok auotu ll and found the passenger concourse was thu largest room In the world, so I went hack and look another look. It was about two blocks long or over, and was so large that It was almost Impossible to appreciate It until you walked from one end to the other, which seemed to take sevural minutes. Next in iim station Is the main post otllce, but I nave never had occasion to go in," V. S. Uostock lias bee supplies for sale. The building committee, com posed or John K. Slater, J. K. Hender son and George Hopper met Wednes day with Kckleand Aldrch, the archi tects, to go over the tlnal details of the new school building. The next move In order will be to advertise for contracts for the building, and after that to sell the bonds. We are cer tainly fortunate to. have selected a committee that works as hard on the proposition as ours does Fortescue correspondent tn News-Jetfersonlan, Juno 10. Those Keith Konqueror Shoes for men will make your feet gladcom plete showing in high or oxfords. In the matter of Hat s you won't find a larger assortment anywhere than we show you felt or straw. Furnishing Goodsthe best and most complete stock money can buy. To the mothers we say we have been as particular about our selec tions for the little man as we have for the grown-up. You'll find a great array of good things here for the boys. assssssH SOLD BY ; BURRIER & SOHULTE Wilson Bros., Automobile and Gas Engine Repairing. Wo maintain an up to-date repair shop, with tho necessary tools to give you prompt, elliclout service. CARBON REMOVED FROM ENGINE CYLINDERS, WHILE YOU WAIT. POLARINE OILS AND GREASES. Guaranteed Porcelain Spark Plugs, Each 50c. We replace FREE OF CHARGE nuy of these plugs that are defective. Oxy-Acetylene Welding.