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PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY, JXS. 'Z.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
Parties deslrine offices In The Oreson
lan building, may Inquire of Portland
Trust Company of Oregon. Xo. 123 First
street, or the superintendent In the budd
ies. Is the Interest op Chaeitt. The an
nual meeting of the associated chari
ties at the Marquam Grand theater
Friday evening is likely to be an
important affair. In other cities, notably
in Denver, the annual charity meeting is
one of the events of the year. The most
prominent ladles occupy the boxes anJ
the whole theater Is filled with the rep
resentative men and wcmen of the city.
No attempt is made to raise money. It Is
purely a public meeting- for Friday even
ing. Considerable erperse has been In
curred in arranging attractive features.
The moral effect of a great mass meet
ing of the charitably-disposed people of
the city is considered by the projectors so
great that no effort will be spared to
make it largely successful. In addition
to the other speakers. Judge II. H.
Jorthup will speak regarding the charita
ble work of the county. Full accounts of
the relief work of last winter in the wood
yards and on Jefferson street will be
given. The employment of several thou
sand different men in work of this charac
ter is of itself an Interesting thing, and
many interesting incidents. Doth comical
and serious, in connection with it, will be
fully told. The relation or the Salvation
Army to the work will also be explained.
Santa Claus a Failuke. There is one
little girl in this city to whom Christmas
was a. ghastly failure, and who has not
jet done grieving over her grievous dis
appointment and. her misplaced con
fidence in Santa Claus. She had been
told that if she would write to Santa
Claus and tell him what she most de
sired as a Christmas gift, she would be
quite certain to receive it. She did not
wish for much, but she did want a pair
of wings and wrote to Santa Claus to that
effect; but no wings were forthcoming,
and her little heart was broken. Between
her sobs, she told an vncle yesterday of
the scandalous rr.anrer in which Santa
Claus had gone back on her. When
asked why she wanted the wings so par
ticularly, she said so that when her
mother caught her in any mischief she
could fly up In a tree and escape being
punished. Her chief grievance, however,
is that Santa. Claus ignored her request.
She has black listed the "old myth" and
intends, when she grows up, to marry a
Chicago Sunday school superintendent,
and Join a church In Spokane.
Doubtless a Suicide. There is no long
er doubt concerning the cause of Jesse
Iang's death, at the residence of Ben
jamin Wood, Sixteenth and Couch streets,
Monday. The young man committed
suicide by swallowing a dose of "Rough
on Rats," but his frifi ds in Portland know
of no reason why he should have thus
ended his lift-. Yesterday Mr. Wood
found a box in the room occupied by
Lang, which had contained the poison,
and Informed Coroner Cornelius of the
discovery. Dr. Bell, who was to make
rn analysis of the stomach, found a
large quantity of the poison In making
an examination, which conclusively proved
that Lang took "Rough on Rats" as a
means of ending his existence. Deceased
came from San Francisco some weeks
ago, and roomt-d at the house of Mr.
Wood, whose wife was a relative.
To Serve His Sentence. Thomas
Crowley, a fisherman, was brought to this
tity yesterday by Sheriff C. F. Doan. of
Columbia county, to serve a sentence of
30 days in the county jail for larceny.
Crowley was convicted before Justice J.
H. Scvager, at St. Helen's, of stealing a
f flshlngjiet front s. man narnqfl Church.
Crowley, "as a defense, claimed lie liad
purchased the net from a third person.
Because of the fact that he has lived at
St. Helen's for several years, and has
never been in trouble before, and there
being a semblance of truth in his story.
Crowley was given a light sentence. He
Is incarcerated In Multnomah jail because
there Is no suitable jail in Columbia coun
ty, and. besides, by reason of the few
prisoners Columbia county has, it is a
matter of economy to secure jail accom
New Safe foe Poetoffice. The posl
bfllce received a New Year's gift yester
Alay in tho shape of a fine five-ton safe
for the postmaster's private office. This
is a piece of furniture which the office has
long needed. Although but little money
is kept on hand, there is often a large
amount in stamps, which is the same as
money. A few days since there was
$30,000 worth of stamps in the office, and
no one in charge could feel easy, as the
old safe is of but little account. The new
safe stands about seven feet high, Is fire
proof, andcontains a chilled-steel burglar
proof cabinet. In moving It into the of
fice great pains were taken not to break
the marble tiling in the hall, which has
been lately repaired, having been badlv
wrecked In days gone by through heavy
safes moved over it without precautions
to protect it.
Mr. Bats' rnoMisE. The recent cool
weather dried up the pavements on Third
and Washington streets, and the dust has
been all blown out of the holes in the b'-tumlnous-rock
coating, giving a fine lew
of the concrete beneath. Mr. Bays again
says he is going to put these streets m
good condition as soon as the cold weath
er is over. Probably there will be snow
or ram to Interfere -when the frost Is
gone, and it requires fine weather to lay
such pavements properly. This is not
likely (o be had until next spring or sum
mer. Mr. Bays" promise was positive, and
the property-owners will be on the look
out to see the paven.cnts repaired.
Bkowk Will Escape. A. C. Brown, the
man arrested at Salt Lake last Sat
urday, on a requisition from Governor
l'ennoyer, will not be brought back to
Oregon. Brown was charged with lar
ceny, committed In Lane county, but
there appears to be something crooksd
in the manner of his arrest. On Satur
day last. Governor West, of Utah, with
held action on the requisition, as he
thought some one concerned in the ar
rest of the man was acting in bad faith.
Governor Pennoyer has also recalled the
requisition issued by him, and Brown
w 111 be allowed his liberty.
Missing. Wolcott Noble, American,
aged now about S3 years; height, sh feet;
w eight, about 170 pounds; nose and chin
prominent, fair complexion, light brown
hair, blue eyes, large dimple In chin;
musculai and well-built: speaks German
.lnently. Was, when last heard from.
May. 1SSS. at Portland, Or., engaged on a
coal barge on the Columbia river. Any
information in respect to him will be
most gratefully received by his father and
family, and will be for 1 Is Interest. Address
Lockwood & Hill, attorneys and coun-sellors-at-law,
Xo. 115 Broadway, New
Century War Books. The bound vol
umes of the Century War Book, for sale
by The Oregonlan. are almost exhausted.
If you wish to make a useful Christmas
present, you can find nothing better than
one of these Century War Books, neatly
bound In cloth. Call and see them be
fore they are all gone.
Last OproRTONrrr. If you have net
completed your series of "Glimpses of
America" you should call at The Ore
gonlan office at once and get the numbers
ou lack, as this will be the last oppor
tunity ou will have, as The Oregonlan
will soon discontinue handling them.
P. E. BmciiAii will commence his an
nual clearance sal Wednesday, January
2. ami will offer his entire stock at re
duced prices, excepting a very few lines
controlled by manufacturers. 10S Third
fctrcet, Abington building.
"Wednesoat Club," New Year's.
The Economic Club. Portland has a
new club, bearing title of the Economic
Club. The nam&tis fairly indicative of the
objects of the association. In addition to
making a study of economics and kindred
scientific subjects, the club will endeavor
to secure, from time to time, and bring
to Portland, the ablest lecturers of the
continent upon economic and other scien
tific questions. An unusual, if, indeed,
not a unique, feature of the Economic
Club, is that wives of active members
are honorary members at pleasure. The
club Is semi-social in its functions, and
there will be occasional informal meet
ings at the residences of members. Busi
ness meetings will be held monthly in
The Oregonlan building. The officers of
the club are: President, S. B. Riggen;
first vice-president, C. A. Rohrabacher;
second vice-president, F. E. Beach; secre
tary, H, D. McGulre; treasurer, J. T.
A Display of Ncogets. The rather un
usual spectacle of a miner's prospecting
pan, half full of golden nuggets, was dis
played in a prominent show-window yes
terday. The gold came from the Sterling
mine. In Jackson county, eight miles from
Jacksonville, within a few miles around
which city many millions in gold have
been received in days gone by. The
largest of the nuggets is worth JiOO. and
there were dozens worth from $30 to
5100. These nuggets were picked up in
the flume during the season, and laid
aside for fear they might be blown away.
The water was shut off in the mine in
July, and it took 16 men nine weeks to
clean up the bedrock. Just what the out
put of the mine was this season is not
given out, but it is understood to be up
wards of $50,000. The mine is owned by
Vin Cook, Henry Ankeny and others, and
has been in operation for 16 years.
One More Pardon, Matbe. Yesterday
it was currently rumored that Governor
Pennoyer had commuted the sentence of
William Brown, who was awarded two
years In the penitentiary by Judge Steph
ens, for extorting $60 from Lyda Bryce
and Belle Forrest, in complicity with R.
Goodkind and W. McMillan. Only Mon
day Brown was sentenced by the United
States authorities to $500 fine for imper
sontamg a United States internal revenue
officer, as a part of this extortion trans
action. Brown has all along maintained
that he did not visit the women in their
rooms, and was not in any way connected
with the steal, but was, instead, duped
by McMillan and Goodkind out of $35 at
the same time they victimized the woman.
Trimming Up Shade Trees. The shade
trees around the courthouse, and in the
courthouse grounds, will be more pre
sentable in the future than for some
time past. For a number of years they
were sadly neglected, and their branches
spread in all manner of shapes, and a
more unsightly lot of trees it would have
been hard to find. Last summer, an ef
fort was made to beautify them and, the
trees were trimmed and cut down and
made to look quite well before the season
expired. Yesterday, gardeners with lad
ders and knives subjected the trees to a
second general pruning, and, when next
they take on new leaves and branches,
something in the way of proper form may
be looked for.
Rivers Go Down. The rivers have gone
down rapidly In more ways than one since
the cold weather set in. The cold has
checked the flow from the small streams,
and lessened the volume of water; but
river men say the strong east or down
stream wind which prevailed for several
days hurried tho water down the Co
lumbia and lowered it so much that it
caused quite a perceptible fall in the
river here. The zephyr from the east Is
a fair sample of what is called "the dry
cold which you do not feel," and Is claimed
by Inland dwellers to be preferable to
the damp cold of this section.
Died Far From Home. The funeral of
Mrs. Catherine Bagley, of Illinois, who
came here a short time since to visit her
son. John Evans, and was taken sick and
died somewhat suddenly at his residence,
will take place at 10 o'clock this forenoon,
from Finley & Reiger's, under the aus
pices of Columbia lodge. K. of P., of
which Mr. Evans is a jnember. This is
rather an unusual thing for a lodge to do,
but the members have undertaken it out
of sympathy for their brother, and in
respect to his mother, who died far away
from home and in a strange land.
Hunter Gets Bail. A. L. Hunter, one
of the parties arrested on a charge of
perjury, committed lasnaklng an affidavit
to the death ol Richard Banker, suc
ceeded in securing bail yesterday. His
brother, Richard, and a neighbor named
Patton, were accepted as sureties In $2000
for the appearance of Hunter in the mu
nicipal court for examination, which is
set for today. Harry Hunter, also held
on a similar charge, still remains in cus
tody at the central station, not having
been able to furnish the required ball.
Firm Iv'ame Changed. The name of the
wholesale liquor firm doing business at
r'rst and Burnside streets, was yeaterday
changed from the A. P. Hotallng Co. to
Rothschild Bros. The change was made
known to the public by the delivery-wagon
of the new firm making its round of
"New Year's calls" with four hourses
attached, the wagon being newly painted
and bearing the firm name. The hordes
were handsomely decorated.
Attention. Taxpaters. There will be
a mass meeting of taxpayers in the
Chamber of Commerce on next Friday
evening, January A, 1S95, at 7:C0 o'clock,
to enter their protest against the issue of
any more bonds, and also to request the
legislature to remedy some of the laws
that cause such hcay taxation.
Portland Medical Societt. Regular
meeting postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Next Meeting of the "Living Whist
Club" at Foi eman hall. January 1L
Angostura Bitters, endorsed by physi
cians and chemists for purity and whole
When Babv wa tlei, vre garo her Castorta.
"When the was a Child, the cried for Castoria.
Whan sho became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
Wkon tho had Children, she jrava thorn Caatori.
Black and blue,
Beavers and other
BORQUIST & REFFLING
REDUCED INSURANCE RATES.
THE STATE INSURANCE COMPANY,
OF SALEM, OREGON,
Continues to write fir Insurance In the city of
Portland at a large reduction from compact
rates. This company !s not a member of any
Insurance compact or union. It is managed by
representative Oregonlans, and Is emphatically
a HOME COMPANY, controlled in the interests
of the people, and one which affords the best
feecurlty apalnst loss or damage by fire.
The State Insurance Company does not write
policies on mills, factories or like hazardous
risks. It never Jeopardizes Its business by writ
ing iarge lines In any locality, so but what In
the event of loss It can meet the payment at
once. Over 1200 fire losses promptly and lib
Special rates made and policies Issued at
U1S Chamber of Commerce,
E. L. HEED , .Acest.
OUR GREAT 5AUE
January 3d, 1895 ;
At 9 A. M.
CONTINUING FOR THIRTY DAYS
OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY.
Every Article in
the House Reduced
Our immense assortment and VARIED LINES
make our GREAT SALES of special interest to all,
and WE ARE DETERMINED THAT THIS GREAT
SALE SHALL BE AN EVENT WHICH THE PUR
CHASING PUBLIC OF PORTLAND WILL ALWAYS
REflEMBER; an opportunity which no economical
buyer can afford to pass.
This GREAT SALE will be conducted on the
same principles and governed by the same rules as
all our former GREAT SALES.
In order that not a single item may escape
our notice, and '.
Every Article in
the House Reduced
We shall be compelled to close our store
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3d
To those who have taken ad
vantage of our former Great
Sales nothing need be added.
Newcomers and strangers should
not miss this opportunity.
During the Sale
( Store opens at 9 o'clock A.M.
doslnsrat 6 P. AT.
None but our retail trade will
be served during these
Reduced prices -will be plainly
marked in Red Figures.
The sale will be conducted on the
first and second floors.
The manufacturers of E. & W. Col
lars and Cuffs, the Star Light
Yarns, Spool Silk and Spool
Cotton, P. D., Ferris and Thompson's Corsets and the publishers of Butter
ick's Patterns will not permit any reductions to bs made on their established
hT fy FTnl IT rf Tr XI
AL CLEARANCE SALE
WILL COMMENCE WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2d
vjaf A I a J Yi X AM
EYERY ARTICLE IN THE HOUSE REDUCED
ART AUCTION SALE
Wednesday, January S
At 227 Morrison Street, Between First and Second
Streets, at 2 O' Clock P. M.
VENETIAN ARTISTIC FURNITURE.
VENETIAN WOOD CARVING.
TURQUOISE AND OTHER FINE
BEAUTIFUL FANCY FIGURES.
FINE JEWELRY IN MOSAIC.
A FINE COLLECTION OF THE CELE
BRATED CERAMICS FROM FAENZA
Parties -who desire to ticauHf j- -their homes with clesrant works of art are
particularly reaaesletl to attend this sale.
7X. B. RICHKRDSON,
Pianos and Oircjans
At First Handi. At One Profit.
Four large factories (Piano and Or
gan) nnder one system, one man
agement, one operating expense.
W. W. K'ftlBALL CO,, fMNUFACTURERS
Chicago, III., Portland, Or.
Z-13-253 "Wubiuili Av. 335 Morrison St.
Winter term opens Jaunary 7, at 9 A. M.
Advanced work In Chefcistry, English,
French. Latin and Drawing.
For catalogue, address
191 Eleventh street.
II 70a are
joins to haTe
sura to art
tho cake with
DR. FRED PREHN, DENTIST
FULL SET TEETH J?.
Graduate Philadelphia Dental College.
Vitalized air for painless extracting.
Teeth filled and made at lowest rates. Crown
and bridge work. Teeth extracted positively
without pain. All work warranted.
N. "W. COR. FIRST AND WASHINGTON STS.
Marquam Bldcr. Rooms 309. 301. 302.
STO TAttt. NO BAD EFFECTS Breathe vital.
txd air for painless extracting: teeth made at
lowest rates: fill lap and extracting by a. new
procss. palnlss. CHAS. T. PREIIN. Deatiat.
19 Hamllt aldg.. No. l&l 3d t-
F.esulftte tho stomach, liver and bowels
aoa paniy tnr wood.
xtipsm lauuiaa are ins uesi meaicme r
known for lndieestlon. biliousness. heaJ-
echr, constipation, dyspepsia, chroslc liver
troubles, dizzinau. bad complexion, dys
entery, offensive breatn. and all disorders
of the stomach, liver and bowels.
Hlpans Tubules conta.n nothing Injurious
to the most delicate constitution. Are
pleasant to txlco, sate, effectual, and give
Prico. CDs per tor. Ifay ho ordered J
utrouca nearest druggist, or by mall. -f-
Snell, Ilettshu & Woodard Co., Portland, .v
Or., geceral agents. j.
Etark Strut, lit. Strata sal Tart.
Beglnnlnjj With the Yeir 1894, tho Priea of Mem
bership Will B
20,000 VOLUMES, Including works of Fic
tion. Humor. Travel. Biography. History.
Pnilosophy. Religion, Sociology. Language and
Literature. Science. Useful Arts anil Ftno
TRADE MARK ,gSig?
IxBFL &. PHRWH'S SRUCH
Haa been the favorite throughout the world for
over flftv vears.
Watcliex. DlaniOBilji, Jewelry.
Silverware, soveiurn. rnc"
to suit the times. itTO Morrl
moh St.. Bet. Third und Fourth.
DISEASES OP THE BYB
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