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THE MOKNTNG OEEGONIAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1901.
IN GOOD CONDITION
Columbia Southern Railroad
PRESIDENT'S ANSWER IN COURT
FIgrurcs of Earnings and Operating:
Expenses Presented to Prove
That a. Receivership Is
Counsel for defendants finished their
argument yesterday In the Federal Court
on the application for a receivership over
the Columbia Southern Railway Company.
They read from their affidavits to show
that there was no foundation for the
charges of fraud and mismanagement
made by complainants. Statements were
produced i-howlng the prosperous condi
tion of the road; that its net earning
during the seven months ending January,
1900, had been $10,000, and during the seven
months ending January, 1901, the net earn
ings had been $19,000: that during the
first period the tonnage carried was 21,000
tons, and during the second period it was
55,000 tons; that during the first period
the percentage of operating expenses to
income was C5.83 per cent, and during the
second period only 5L65 per cent. Based
on these and other figures submitted, it
was contended that the management of
the road had been wise and careful, and
that It would be folly to take it out of
the hands of its owners and put a re
ceiver In charge.
Affidavits were read showing that the
property sold to the company by Mr.
Lytle was his Individually, that It had
been purchased by him with his own
funds, and that at the time he sold it
to the company he was not president or
director of the company, and was as free
to contract with the corporation as any
one else would be. Contention was also
made that complainants were not entitled
to be heard to urge a receivership over
the company; that their stock was a gift
made to them by D. C. O'Reilly long after
the things took place of which they com
plained, and that they acquired the stock
purely for the purpose of engaging In tha
litigation, and especially for the purpose
of transferring the litigation from the
State to the Federal Court.
Argument was also based on the small
holdings of stock by the complainants,
they hiving between them only 50 shares
out of a total of 3000. Comment was mado
on the benefit which the road had been
to the state, and the work It was per
forming in the development of Eastern
Oregon; the hope was expressed that the
development dependent on the extension
of the line should not be stopped by a
recelversnlp. A showing was also made
of the sacrifices and exertions put forth
by those at present In control of the road
to make the enterprise a success, and
contention was made that the success
of the scheme was due almost wholly to
the energy and perseverance of E. E.
Lytle, the president of the company.
Defendants contended that the other
Bide was open to criticism in appealing
from one Judge to another, and thus ex
perimenting with justice. O'Reilly had
started the litigation In the State Court
for Sherman County; when beaten there.
Instead of appealing to the Supreme
Court, he secured leave to dismiss, and
the next day brought the same suit in
the State Court for Multnomah County.
Proceedings were stayed by the latter
court until O'Reilly should pay a judg
ment for costs rendered against him, and
while they were so fetayed O'Reilly gave
a small block of his stock to Altschul
and Rambaut, and through them Institut
ed this suit in the Federal Court, thus
appealing from Judge Cleland to Judge
Bellinger, as he had before appealed from
Judge Bradshaw to Judge Cleland.
The defendants also showed that 4r.
O'Reilly had given his attentlpn to tfie
enterprise for a period of only 15 months,
and that in return he had received $21000
in cash and stock which he now averred
to be worth $114,700. besides a stated sal
ary, varying between $100 a month land
$259 a month, during the period of his
connection with the management. He had
been kept on the Board of Directors for
a year after he resigned as general man
ager, and during that time he had not
had Interest enough in the road to at
tend a single meeting, though notified of
Bequest to Miss Shlndler.
J. A. Macrum has filed a petition ask
ing that the will of Wellena Morrison
Hurgren be admitted to probate. There
is bequeathed to Carolina Shlndler, re
siding at Oakland, Cal., daughter of G.
Shlndler, formerly In the furniture bus
iness In Portland, $500 In cash, also lots
at Seaver, Wash., valued at $500. Miss
Hurgren at one time possed property
In Portland and suburbs valued at $25.
000 or more. Inherited from her father and
mother. She executed a trust for one
of the most valuable pieces to a rela
tive who mortaged and lost It. There is
hereditary Insanity in the family. Wll
lena M. Hurgren died In the Asylum at
Salem, recently, and two brothers, Allen
and Richard Hurgren, are confined there
at the present time. J. A. Macrum was
appointed administrator of the estate, ap
praised in October, 1S99. .at $1S50. It was
not known at that time that there was
a will, but one was lately found dated In
1897. and naming Henry Failing as ex
ecutor. In the petition asking for the
probate of the Instrument, Mr. Macrum
states that he has In his possession $1000.
Miss Shlndler was a cousin of Miss Hur
gren. Court Xotcs.
The divorce suit of W. A. Coggeshall
against Anna M. Coggeshall, was dis
missed In Judge Cleland's court yesterday,
the plaintiff having ascertained that his
-wife has already obtained a divorce in
James Hoyt, convicted of burglary In
entering the residence of "William Zim
mer, was sentenced to four years In the
Penitentiary by Judge George yesterday.
Hoyt made a statement to the court as
serting that while the evidence submitted
at the trial made things look bad for
him, yet he was innocent of the charge.
The will of John Jacob Kaiser was ad
mitted to probate In the County Court
yesterday, and Fred A. Schoppe, named
In the Instrument, was appointed exec
utor. The estate is valued at $3000, and
is devised to Mrs. Annie Barker Sams,
a sister, $50, and the remainder In equal
parts to John Kaiser, a brother, Annie
Schoppe, a sister, and Fred A. Schoppe,
ANOTHER HIT AT PORTLAND
Transport KIntnck "Will Buy Sup
plies at Seattle.
Close upon the heels of the news that
the transport Garonne would not disem
bark the Thirty-fifth Infantry at Port
land, having been ordered to San Fran
cisco at the suggestion of General Mac
Arthur, came the report yesterday that
the War Department is preparing another
unpalatable dose for Portland. Some time
ago the transport Klntuck was ordered
here to load animals for Manila. Presi
dent Henry Hahn. of the Chamber of
Commerce, and General Charles F. Beebe
learned yesterday f.om good authority
that the War Department will load the
Klntuck with supplies at Seattle and send
her to Portland for the animals. This
would deprive the merchants of Port
land of the opportunity of furnishing the
ship's stores and other supplies. It being
a palpable evasion of the original order,
Messrs, Hahn and Beebe wired a protest
to Senator Simon and requested him to
take it up with Secretary Root. They
said It would be unjust and unreason
able to put animals on the Klntuck here
after her supplies had been bought at
another port, and that all conditions be
ing equal, the preference should be given
to Portland In the matter of supplies.
No answer had been received from
Senator Simon up to a late hour last
WOMEN ON SCHOOL BOARDS
Boston Has Them and Finds Them
fn view of Mrs. SItton's candidacy for
School Director, a Portland man wishing
the experience of the City of Boston in
the matter of School Directors, wrote for
the testimony of those most competent to
give it. The school electors of Portland
will be glad to read the replies of these
gentlemen. The first letter Is from Sam
uel B. Capen, who is not only one of the
first citizens of Boston, but a man of
National reputation. He says:
I am very glad to answer your Inquiry with
regard to my Judgment as to the value of the
service of -women upon the School Board In
the City of Boston. At the time I was on the
School Board, covering a period of nearly flvo
years, there were at least three ladles upon
the committee out of a total of 24. They gave
time and thought without stint, and I do not
think I could speak too strongly of the value
of the work which these ladles rendered the
As one-half of our scholars are girls, any one
can readily see the value of women on various
questions that might arise. While the whole
character of the board during these years was
very high, yet I always felt that the silent
Influence of the women for the best things
was iery great. I never heard In all these
years, either In a public meeting or In the
subcommittee meetings, which in our system
are very frequent, any word spoken that
would bring a blush to a woman'a face.
Women often have the highest vote on elec
tion day, and I am sure that our best citi
zens would oppose any plan which would re
duce the number of women upon the board.
The second testimonial is from Edwin
D. Mead, who is known, not alone as
the able editor of the New England Mag
azine, but as a man devoted to all Na
tional as well as local good causes. He
writes as follows:
I read with Interest your statement about
the Portland School Board. I am very much
surprised, as I know all progressive people In
Boston will be, to know that Portland has
never had women on Its School Board. Boston
has had women on Its board for many jears.
Some of our strongest and most useful women,
like Mrs. Charles G. Ames, have served there,
and at present we have four on the board, out
of a total of 24, and the general feeling here
Is that the proportion ought to be larger still.
When one considers the many Interests re
lating to the girls In the public schools which
women can understand so much better than
men, there is a strong special reason for the
presence of women on the board, aside from
the general reason that they are as deeply In
terested In the welfare of the schools as men
are, and that frequently they are able to sup
ply unusual Intelligence and experience. I hope
that Portland In this matter will soon swing
into line with the cities of the East.
The third reply is from Richard C.
Humphreys, the first citizen In Old Dor
chester (a part of Boston), and one of the
first in the whole city. He says:
I understand that there is some talk of
placing a woman on the School Board of your
city. If our experience here In Boston la of
any value to you. 1 can say, after seven jears
of experience on the Boston board, that you
will find her very helpful, if you get the right
Referring to two efficient women who
have served for a long time on the board,
Mr. Humphreys continues:
I can hardly exaggerate the good Influence
which they exerted. Don't hesitate to put the
right woman on your School Board if you can
BOARD OF TRADE.
Sonthern Orejcon People "Wont Them
to Estnblsb a Mining Onrean.
At the meeting of the Board of Trade
yesterday afternoon a letter was read
from the Vancouver, B. C, Citizens' As
sociation m regard to lighting the City
of Portland by that organization. Infor
mation was asked "as to what the fran
chise and plant now being used In this
city could be bought for; what were the
existing conditions as to source of sup
ply -of power, the charges paid for light
ing streets, business edifices and dwell
ings. From the tone of the letter It was
Inferred that the Citizens' Association of
Vancouver are about to light up their
own city, and desired to extend the
blessings of municipal ownership of light
ing plants, to Portland. The communi
cation was referred to a special committee
composed of Secretary Miller and Direc
A letter was read from W. H. Hampton,
manager of the Columbia placer mines in
Josephine County, deploring the defeat of
the bill creating the State Bureau of
Mines, by the recent Legislature. Mr.
Hampton thought the Board of Trade
should proceed in the lines suggestea
in the defeated bill, with a view tu ob
taining reliable data in regard to Oregon
mines, so that visitors to the 1905 expo
sition might get an accurate idea of the
mineral resources of the state. The prop
osition was received with favor and re
ferred to the committee on mines.
Sub-Boards of Trade are about to be or
ganized in the Second and Eighth Wards,
according to Secretary Millers' report, and
both bodies start off with a goodly mem
bership. The Montavilla sub-organlnzatlon
is also in good working order. The Mon
tavilla people are working directly In the
interest of their own town, and are en
deavoring to obtain an O. R. & N. depot
to be connected with the main line by a
switch. This. Mr. Miller thought, would
be of great benefit, both to Montavilla and
the railroad company. The Board ad
journed until Thursday, March 14, at
1:30 P. M.
Seattle Champions Play a Return
Game With Y. M. C. A.
Tonight the Seattle Y. M. C. A. cham
pionship basket-ball team plays the local
association the return game In the Port
land gymnasium. Much Interest has been
awakened in this game, on account of the
record both of these teams have made In
winning from all other teams with which
they have played. The Seattle boys reach
Portland this morning, and will spend the
day in practice and accustoming them
selves to the local gymnasium. It wilf
be remembered . that on the recent tour
of the Portland team to the Sound cities
Seattle won, but as this was in her own
gymnasium, the local team hopes to turn
the tables on them tonight. The line-up
will be as follows:
Seattle Y. M. C. A. Forwards, Temple
ton, captain; Moldenhour; center, McDon
ald; guards, Olney, Meyers.
Portland Y. M. G. A. Forwards, Vlg
gers, captain: Gordon; center. Miller;
guards, Woodward. McKenzle.
Referee, George B. Cellars. Portland;
umpires, A. G. Douthltt, J. Cook, both of
WHAT SHALL WE HAVE FOR DES
SERT! This question arises In the family every car.
Let us answer It today. Try Jell-O. a de
licious and healthful dessert. Prepared In two
minutes. No bolllnc! no baking', simply add
boiling water and set to cool. Flavors:
Lemon. Orange. Raspberry and Strawberry.
Get a package at our grocer's today. 10c
Persons whose occupation gives but little
exercise are victims of torpid liver and
constipation. Carter's Little Liver Pills
will relieve you.
BANK CLERK EMBEZZLES
Took $1S40 From the London $; San
Francisco Bank Sentence Sus
pended by Judge George.
Franklin S. Walker, son of Dr. David
Walker, pleaded guilty in the Criminal
Court yesterday to an Information filed
by District Attorney Chamberlain, charg
ing him with embezzlement of $1840 from
the London & San Francisco Bank, where
Walker was until recently employed as a
clerk. Judge George stated that on ac
count of circumstances surrounding the
case sentence would he suspended and he
would release the young man on ball,
provided he would appear before the
court for sentence at any time It might be
so ordered. The court said the matter of
sentence would depend largely upon the
future conduct of Walker. Ball was fixed
at $1500t and a bond was Immediately
filed, with Newton .Clark and Ralph
Feeney as sureties. Walker's father was
In attendance In court, als'o S. C. Spencer,
as attorney. The matter had all been
quietly arranged before the arraignment
The date of the alleged embezzlement Is
fixed as January 5. 1901. the last time
money is said to have been unlawfully
taken, and the information was sworn to t
by W. A. MacRae, the manager of the
Walker Is 2J years of age, and entered
the employ of the bank several months
ago. He was discharged about the middle
of January, and subsequently. It Is stated,
the bank officials began an investigation
of his books to discover the total amount
of the shortage, and also telegraphed to
the head office at London for advice.
Walker In the meantime was taken sick,
being confined at the residence of his par
ents, and Detective Joseph Day was de
tailed to watch the house and see that he
did not get away. Notwithstanding this
precaution, about two weeks ago or less
the young man succeeded In eluding the
vigilance of the police, and left the city,
going lo British Columbia. He returned,
however. It Is said, at the solicitation of
his father, and surrendered himself to
the officers, and yesterday came before
the court and acknowledged the charge
as here stated.
The bank people are reticent about the
affair, giving as a reason that publicity
Is not desired From another source It
has been ascertained that Walker, among
other duties, attended to the clearing
house settlements, and also kept some of
the individual account books. His method
of peculation was to withhold some of
the money he would receive-at a clearing
house settlement, and then charge up the
same sum against the account of some
depositor that was seldom drawn upon.
This would make the cash balance. His
clearing-house tag or balance sheet I
would bear the correct total, but It Is said
that once or twice he .altered It and thus
secured money. This was very unskillful,
and could easily be detected.
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
Crazed by Hendnclie, W. S. "Wesen
blue Shoot Himself.
In a fit of fienzy, caused by mental
worry over loss of position and sickness,
W. S. "Wesenblue, 30 years old, a sawmill
worker, committed suicide last night
by shooting himself In the fore
head. In his room on "Water street, south
"Wesenblue and his wife, Louisa, re
cently came to this city from an Eastern
state, where they worked on a farm.
They lived happily together, and the hus
band got work in a South Portland saw-
Franklin S. IValkcr.
THREE NEW MEMBERS OF PORT OF PORTLAND COMMISSION.
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M. C. BAXFIELD.
mill, but lost his position on Tuesday.
He came home and told his wife about It,
and began to worry over the possibility
that he might not get work soon. "Nevc'r
mind," said Mrs. "Wesenblue. "as long as
I have my work as nurse, we need not
worry." "Wesenblue spent the greater
part of yesterday looking for work, and
when he came home last night, about 6
o'clock the neighbors noticed that he
looked dejected. Shortly after this they
heard a report in his room, and supposed
at the time that he had knocked some
dishes off the table.
Then Mrs. Wesenblue came home, tired
with her day's work, and In walking Into
the room to light the lamp-wick she stum,
bled over her husband's body. She gave
a piercing scream, and when the neigh
bors In the apartment-house came with
lights they found Wesenblue half-kneeling
before a mirror, with a wound In his
forehead. Mrs. Wesenblue was taken
away. In violent hysterics, and then this
piteous little note to her was found lying
on the bureau:
"Oh, Louisa, the sorrow before me! I
cannot stand It any longer. This terrible
headache which has come to me! I am
afraid" And here the writing ceased, as
if the unfortunate writer had suddenly
found It impossible to write any more.
About $21 was found In his pockets.
The body was taken to the morgue,
and Mrs. Wesenblue was persuaded to go
to her sister, who lives on Savler street.
The couple buried their only child shortly
before they came to Portland.
Greatest Number of Deaths in One
Month on Record.
The report of Health Commissioner J.
P. Menefee, for the month of February,
1901, has just been issued. The number
of births reported was 9S; males, 47; fe
males, 51; white, 95; yellow, 2. The num
ber of marriage licenses Issued during the
month was 78.
The number of deaths registered dur
ing the month was 109; males, 67; females,
42; white, 107; yeHow, 2. Although Feb
ruary is the shortest month In the year,
the number of deaths registered during
the month was larger than for any pre
vious month on record, and far In excels
of the average, the average for the past
three years being a fraction over 72 per
month. The number of elderly and old
people who have died during the month
Is larger than usual, being as follows:
Thirty to 40 years, 14; 40 to 50 years, 12;
50 to 60 years, 14; 60 to 70 years, 11; 70 to
80 years, 17; SO to 100 years. 3.
The largest number of deaths was
caused by diseases of the lungs; tuber-
culosls, 17; pneumonia, 13; bronchial pneu.- j
monla, 1; pleuro pneumonia, 3; bronchitis, j
3. La grippe caused 11 deaths; meningitis,
6; senile debility, 4; cancer of the stom
ach, 5; andocorditis. 3.
Among the contagious diseases reported
were 15 cases of diphtheria and 170 cases
of measles, but only three deaths from
diphtheria and one from measles oc
curred. There were two deaths from ery
sipelas, and one from typhoid fever, and
not more than one death from each of
the other diseases mentioned.
Sanitary notices were served during the
month as follows:
Notices written "517
Notices, verbal S4 '
Notices to Plumbing Inspector 32
Notices to fill up cesspools 2S ,
Notices to clean filthy yards 31
Notices to remove manure piles 16 '
Notices to clean cellars and basements. 11
Notices to remove swill barrels 2S 1
Japanese and Chinese lodging-houses
Rooms fumigated 63
Notices to remove nuisances on street 5
Notices to other city officials 7 I
Notices to remove nuisance In building 5 ,
Notices to clean chicken-yards 17
China wash-houses inspected 3 I
j? if n markets ana oyster-nouses in
Number of letters written 30
Public schools Inspected 3
Notices to clean alley 5
The appended report of Thomas E. i
Hulme, Inpector of Plumbing, shows
work done In his department as follows:
New buildings inspectcc 34
Old buildings inspected with new fix
Cesspools connected 11
Sewers connected SO
Written notices served 26
Special permits issued 2
Total number of licensed plumbers 38
Reports of defective plumbing... 13
Plumbing remodeled on notice 7
Total number of visits for month 322
JAMES AS RICHARD HI.
Versatile Actor "Wins Fresh Laurels
In a "Heavy" Part.
That Louis James Is one of the foremost
actors on the American stage Is demon
strated every time he Is seen In Port-
land, but his Richard III is a surprise i
even to his most ardent admirers. His
conception of the part differs widely
from that of most actors who have
played It. yet after seeing him In the
character last night the people who
filled the Marquam were almost a unit In
declaring him the best KIchard they had
seen. There is an Intensity of feeling, a
grim humor, and a similitude of a terrl-
ble purpose In his acting that brings the j
tyrant out in all his blackness, yet cen
ters not only interest but admiration on
the man. Reaching effects rather by
quietness than ranting, but rising strong
ly to every great climax, he paints a pic
ture of the Shakespearean Richard that
is so closely outlined as to impress itself
almost indelibly on the mind.
But the production as a whole fell far
short, artistically, of "A Midsummer
Night's Dream." The support was good
In spots and weak In others. Miss Kidder
in the Part of Lady Anne had but little
opportunity to display her talents, al
though her reading of the few lines given
her was a feature of the performance.
Norman Hackett made a dashing, gallant
Richmond, and entered Into the scenes
before, and during the battle with a fire
and energy well worthy of admiration.
It is Hackett's habit to do well every
thing that is given him to do, and his
Richmond, while the part Is not as well
suited to him as others he has played. Is
among the best things he has done.
J. J. Ryan made a good Duke of Buck
ingham, Ashley Killer was equal to the
requirements of Caresby and Putnam
Bond played the Lord Mayor acceptably.
As Queen Elizabeth, Miss Jane Oaker
was a pathetic picture of sorrow, and
read her lines with singular beauty.
Miss Louise "Woelber played the Duchess
of York with considerable ability.
The play was well mounted and the
company tolerably well drilled, although
there was visible need of rehearsal under
an exacting stage direction. The battle
scene lost heavily in effectiveness by the
poor work of those who participated In
it, and was only saved by the splendid
combat between Richard and Richmond.
Xoon Rest Entertainment.
A large audience filled the Auditorium
at the Noon Rest entertainment last
night. The Florentine Mandolin and
Guitar Club, under the direction of H. A.
Webber, played the opening and closing
selections, which were greatly appre
ciated. Miss Francis Gill won fresh
laurels with her violin solo. Messrs.
Webber and Elliott's duets on the banjo
and xylophone were enthusiastically re
ceived. Miss Grace Holmes, In her read
ing, won the audience from the start. A
vpcal solo by Walton Elliott was heart
ily applauded. Little Misses Anna War
ren and Sadie De Lovage handled their
mandolins skillfully. Floral souvenirs
were presented by Mrs. Morrell, who was
in charge of the entertainment.
Overcoats are to be the pace-setters for style.
We have some beauties one in particular
which we have decided to open the season
This Special Raglan
Was confined to us alone by the makers (Alfred Ben
jamin & Co.); the color is azernc, of Scotch tweed; it's
lined with finest princess serge, has silk velvet collar, and is tailored
in the very latest style. It has that "jaunty" appearance which is
lacking in other coats. We will introduce this elegant $25.00 gar
ment at a special price of
The Reliable Popular-Priced Clothiers
BUILDING ON EAST SIDE
CONTRACTORS HAVE MAXY ORDERS
Coat of the Dvrelllnpfi Ranprc From
1000 to J?3500 Majority Arc
for Oivners of Lots.
The building movement on the East
Side has fairly started and from the out
look many more dwellings will be put up
this year than In 1900. A contractor, who
has been In the building business for over
15 years, said yesterday that he has never
seen anything like the present conditions (
at this time of year. His firm already has
10 dwellings under way, and from live to
10 people come to him every day and say
they are ready to build and want esU-
mates made. The cost of the dwellings
figured on ranges from $1000 to about $3500.
They are being built In the settled por
tion of the East Side and not far out.
Foundations for dwellings may be seen
under way In all directions and only per-
sonal Inspection made dally will-enable
one to keeD track of the new houses. For
the past two years houses were erected
ln ccrtain districts and along certain
streets, but the building era has spread
all over the East Side, from Stephens
addition and Brooklyn on the south,
northward to St. Johns and "Woodlawn,
and eastward to the limits of Montavilla.
A builder said yesterday that from tho
rate at which contracts are being sub
mitted, he could not tell where the car
penters are coming from. to do the work.
There Is constant demand for houses for
rent and It cannot be supplied. House
keeping rooms also are scarce. The ma
jority of the dwellings now being built
are for homes for owners of the lots.
Oregron Preferable to California.
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Dunning have re
turned from a tour of California. Mr.
Dunning said they went through orange
and lemon orchards, but came home with
the Impression that Oregon Is preferable.
He says many Callfornlans are looking
to Oregon, with Its green hills and rains,
and that many would move here If they
could. It costs so much to raise oranges
and lemons that the profit Is wiped out.
There Is the Irrigation, which must be
looked to, or there will be failure. "It
Is a good thing to get away from home
once in a while," remarked Mr. Dunning,
"for then one learns to appreciate his
own state. "We had a good time on our
B. S. REILLY.
trip. But It costs. Tourists are a harvest
In California. It cost us $13 a day at Los
Angeles and we didn't paint the town red,
Montavilla Snb-Board of Trade.
An enthusiastic meeting of the citizens
of Montavilla was held last night In
Odd Fellows Hall under the auspices of
the Montavilla Sub-Board of Trade.
Chauncey Ball, president, presided, and
Dr. William De Veny, secretary, read the
minutes of the former meeting..
The meeting was honored by the pres
ence of S. Connell, president of the Port
land Board of Trade, and E. C. Beach
and Frank Motter, members of the cen
tral board. Mr. Connell was called on
and responded with words of encourage
ment. Mr. Beach made an address from
the point of a business man. speaking of
the greatness of future Portland If all
Its citizens will work for its upbuilding.
He predicted the time would come when
Portland would extend from the Willam
ette Falls at Oregon City to the Colum
bia River. Frank Motter delivered a
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Price Complete $1.50
SId at the Reliable Drug Store
LAST TWO DAYS OF
vigorous address, In which he made an
earnest appeal for Montavilla to uphold
the Sub-Board of Trade.
After these addresses several names
-ere added to the roll and reports were
received on the prospective switch from
the O. R. & N. main line and also con
cerning free delivery.
Dr. De Veny reported progress on the
railway switch proposition and that the
outlook for the switch was encouraging.
Some years ago the surveys were made
for a stockyard and it was ascertained
that a switch can be put in with little
trouble. The work of the committee will
be to dhow that It will pay the company,
and this It Is thought can be demon
strated. In the matter of free delivery the re
port showed that a route may be formed
of Montavilla. Montlcello, Klnzel Park,
Tabor Side and other additions of about
1500 peopie, and that the prospects for
getting free delivery were considered
good. The suggestion was made, after
reading this report, that all the territory
Immediately east of the city limits of
Portland should be invited to participate
in the effort to secure free delivery. The
committees were Instructed to press these
two matters with all possible energy.
Clieese Factory- Elects Officers.
At the annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Gresham Cheese Factory the
following directors were elected: George
Slaret, John Roberts, C. P. Pennlston,
John Graham. E. E. Slaret. Officers:
President, John Roberts;, vice-president,
C. P. Pennlsten; secretary, Lewis Shat
tuck; treasurer, E. E. Slaret. Following
Is a summary of the work done: Total
amount of milk. 854.376 pounds; 3299 fiat
cheeses; 173 small cheeses; average price
paid for butter fat during 12 months,
23 cents per pound; average test, 4.08;
total amount received for cheese, J10.4S0;
disbursements for milk, wages and Im
provements, $10,332; balance on hand,
East Side Jiotes.
The funeral of George Gelser took place
yesterday from the family home at Mount
Tabor. He died Monday of typhoid fever.
A wife and family survive him.
Mrs. E. J. Wilson, daughter of E. Ben
nett, of 91 East Ninth street, will leave for
her home at La Center today. She un
derwent a serious surgical operation at
St. Vincent's Hospital and has about re
covered. At the annual business meeting of
Smith's Memorial Church, Fairvlew, the
following officers were elected: R. Hofer,
elder for three years; W. Markell. re
elected elder: E. J. Snow, trustee for
three years and treasurer.
C. W. Sequin, president of the Oar
Manufacturing Company, says the boats
of the Oregon Yacht Club will not be dis
turbed. The club has Its boathouse and
fleet of boats moored In the river In front
of the ground on which the factory build
ings will be erected.
The Justices of the Peace of the county
have been furnished with certified copies
of the law passed at the Legislature per
taining to their jurisdiction. It was the
bill prepared to prevent cases being
brought In the Troutdale Justice Court
by Portland litigants. Over 200 of these
cases, for the collection of money, were
begun In that court last year.
Dr. Wise, room 614, The Dekum.
Temple Beta Israel.
Rev. Dr. Stephen S. Wise will preach
this evening on "Johannan Ben Zakkal,
a Pioneer Teacher of the First Century."
Mrs. Alexander Bernstein will give the
fourth of the season's series of informal
addresses to the pupils of the religious
school, Sunday morning at 11:30.
The Purlm entertainment of the school
will he held Sunday afternoon at Par
sons Hall. The members of the house
hold, sewing and manual training classes
of the council, and also the members of
the free religious classes, lately Insti
tuted, are to be the guests of the occa-
slon. An excellent programme has been
Third and Morrison Sts.
OUR GREAT SALE
arranged by the Judith Monteflore Soci
ety. Dr. "Wise returned to Portland "Wednes
day from Boise and Baker City, at which
places he lectured before large gather
ingsIn the former place at the local
synagogue and at the latter at tho Baker
POSTED FIVE DESERTERS.
Men in the Tbird Regiment Forbid
den, the Armory.
The following orders of the Third Regi
ment, Oregon National Guard, were made
Headquarters Third Regiment. Oregon Na
tional Guard. Portland. March 4. General Or
ders No. 4. I. The proceedings and findings of
the Regimental Court of Discipline, convened
at these headquarters on December 10, 1000,
pursuant to general orders No. 2. S. 1000. are
approved, and the following named delinquents
will pay to the treasurer, Lieutenant-Colonel
R. Jubitz, the amount of fines set opposlto
their names, within 10 days from the date of
Private C. "W. Bennett. Comnanv "R 1 nn
Private D. T. Burness. Company B 1.00
Private John E. Davis. Company B 1.00
Private John Lucas. Company B l.OO
Private James McDonald, Company B.... 1.00
Private John C. Nlckum. Company B l.OO
Private B. F. Wade. Company B l.OO
Private J. H. Weiss, Company F 1.00
Private J. Klortsch, Company E 2.50
II. The recommendations of the Regimental
Court of Discipline, that the following named
enlisted men be declared deserters from tha
regiment for continuous neglect of duty and
willfully absenting themselves for a period of
more than 30 days, Is approved, and all de
partments and companies concerned will drop
from their rolls, records and returns for the
above cause the following named enlisted men:
Private John W. Dunagan, Compans' C.
Private Thomas J. Magee, Company C.
Private E. W. Anderson, Company G.
Private C. W. Gauntlett, Company Q.
Private John F. Payne. Company G.
These men will be denied admittance to the,
Company Commanders will cause & copy of
this order to be served at once on each of tha
above-named delinquents, and will make re
turns of said service (stating how served), so
that same shall be zcelved at these headquar
ters not later than Monday, March 11, 1001. at
8:30 o'clock P. M.
III. Appeals from the decision of the court
will be heard by the Regimental Commander
in his office, at these headquarters, on Monday.
March 11, 1001, at 8:30 o'clock P. M.
By order of COLONEL EVERETT.
E. C. MEARS, Adjutant.
Mr. and Mrs.JU. Mayer and Miss Flor
ence Mayer have gone to Spokane to at
tend the wedding of Lee Marx to MIs3
Newman, of that city.
NEW YORK. March 7. Northwestern,
people registered at New York hotels to
day as follows:
From Spokane M. Steffens, at the Ros
amond. From Seattle H. A. Purdy. at the Her
ald Square. J. Graham, at the Broadway
PORTLAND, March 6. To the Editor.)
Kindly Inform me the amounts of cur
rency In circulation and in reserve:
(1) Gold coinage.
(2) Silver coinage.
(3) Treasury notes and greenbacks.
(4) Gold certificates.
(5) Silver' certificates.
f6) What Is the amount of the Na-
J. G. SMITH.
From the latest available figures tha
following Is given:
Treasury notes, etc 812,051.313
Gold certificates :... 03.643.588
Silver certificates S53.633.04S
National debt 2,146,426.642
Independence Bonds In Demand.
INDEPENDENCE, Or. March 7. Since
it has been announced that Independence
proposes to refund its debt, Mayor Stock
ton has received a number of offers from
investors for the bonds at 4 per cent. The
I outstanding warrants draw 6 per cent in-