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THE MOBNING OKEGOSTIAN, MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1900.
CONTRACT FOR HOSPITAL
TO A PORTLAND
Prourrena of a "Week in. Improve-
menis Around the City On
the Easi Side.
The contract for the erection of the two
first divisions of the Good Samaritan hos
pital has been let to Gardner & McClen
nan, and the work of moving: old build
ings off tlie site will begin at once. The
cost of the center and south wing con
tracted for will be $40,098, and construc
tion will occupy quite a force of mechan
ics alt through the summer.
Excavation on the block on the north
east corner ec "Washington and xsrts has
been completed, and concrete foundations
are betac laid for the basement walls.
Although considerable rain has fallen
while the excavation was in progress, the
work has been so managed that the earth
About the wall foundations was kept dry,
so no undue settling on account of damp
ness is anticipated. This building, which
Is for the Lloyd Brooke estate, is to cost
A large force of men and teams is en
gaged in Gigging out the quarter block,
northwest comer of Fifth and Stark
streets, for the foundations of the new
Corbett brick, which is to cost 530,000. The
contractors have no time to stoj for fair
weather, as the imposing four-story struc
ture has to be ready for its occupants in
June. It is a busy, muddy scene around
tnat corner in consequence, ana a aonitey
engine, which sits high and dry on the
Stark-treet side, pulls the wagon loads
of stiff earth up the steep incline, the
teams being hitched to the wagons when
the vehicles reach the street.
Contractors are at work on the site
of the new Multnomah clubhouse, head
of Yamhill street, and these forces will
not stop until the ground has been pre
pared icr the solid brick foundations of
the structure, which will be quite an
ornament to that portion of the city, be
ing on a high and sightly elevation.
Among xecent building permits issued
by the city engineer, are the following:
Mrs. M. Campbell, story-and-a-half
frame iboase, on Stanton street, between
Gantenfeein avenue and Commercial, to
N. Anderson, one-story dwelling on
Commercial street, near Beach, to cost
Le Fried, two-story mill building on
Pine street, between Fifth and Sixth, $500.
A . Rushlight, $1409 dwelling at East
Salmon and Bast Twenty-first.
E. Grosnick, two-story dwelling on Lar
nbee, between McMilien and Cherry, $1400.
George Lawrence, two-story residence
on Fianders street, between Twenty-second
and Twenty-third, to cost $5090.
The completion of the Eastern Lumber
Company's new sawmill at the north end
is Doing delayed by the failure of ma
chinery to arrive on time. The buildings
are practically completed, and had ail
gone well, the mill would soon have been
in operation, but there are four or five
carloads of the machinery still lacking.
Nothing definite is known as to when
they will arrive, but the manufacturers
say it will be shipped some time this
Iorrance Bros., who moved their saw
mill from Dayton to this city, have their
building up, on the bottom in the southern
part of the city, and are getting the ma
chinery in. S. G. Wrenn will begin work
today on a sawmiH alongside of his box
factory, in the southern part of the city.
It will have a capacity of about 50,000 feet
par day, and will, besides sawing fir
wood for the box factory, saw cedar lum
ber. Some decision will probably soon be ar
rived at as to what is to become of "Pen
noyer's" sawmill, a controlling Interest in
which "was lately purchased by a Wis
consin man, who has no idea of allowing
it to remain idle till it rots down. It is
probable that the mill will be moved to
some place where It can have connection
with the different lines of railroad.
-East Side Improvements.
The rebuilding and enlarging of the
boiler-house connected with the power
station of the City & Suburban Railway
Company was completed yesterday. The
enlargement wae rendered necessary on
account of two new boilers of 1W horse
power capacity having been added to the
plant. A new roof of galvanized iron 40x
100 feet was constructed over the o'd
one, which was then torn down. The com
pany has now nine boilers in its boiler
house, and the concrete foundation has
been completed in the power station for
another GOO-horsepower Corliss engine,
which is to be shipped from the East on
the 16th of this month. Whan this is ready
for operation the company will be able to
furnish all the power required for the op
eration of its extensive street-railway
system, and have some to spare. The
power station is located near Inman,
Poukven & Co.'s mills, on the East Side,
where cheap fuel in the form of sawdust
The preliminary work for the construc
tion of a spur from the O. R. & N.
Company's switch on East Second
street was commenced the past week, at
the north side of East Morrison street,
on the west side of East Second street.
The Intention is to construct this sec
ondary switch far enough south to connect
the warehouses on East Second street.
This wli! take the spur about four blocks
and will place those buildings between the
main lino of the Southern Pacific railway
and the O. R. & K. switch. Owing to tne
storm the past week, little could be ac
The hammer and some of
the tie timbers for the driver were de
livered at the intersection of East Second
and East Morrison streets, and will soon
be put in shape for active work. Con
struction of the switch is important. As
fast as other buildings are put tip switcnes
will be extended to them until the whole
of the low ground Is gridironed with
switches and warehouses.
Another Important improvement in this
district is that projected by W. E. Splcer,
of Moscow, Idaho, who has returned to
make his home again on the East Side.
He has an Interest in the big Iron buiia
Ing on East "Washington 'and East First
streets, and he proposes to put Into this
building between $5000 and $0000 in ma
chinery. He will put in a plant for clean
ing and grading wheat, and other appli
ances. As the building is on East "Wash
ington street, which is closed on account
of the condition of the elevated roadway.
It is another 'reason why a -vigorous ana
effective effort should be made at once
to get this street once more opened ny
the repairing of the elevated roadway.
There is talk of an organization looking
to the repair of these roadways, and it is
thought steps in that direction should be
taken early by the citizens of Central East
Portland. All the buildings along that
street, from Union avenue to East "Water
sfeet, would be occupied if the street
The letting of the contract for the erec
tion of the machine shops for the Southern
Pacific Company the past week is a good
thing for the south end on the East Side.
Although the contract is for but $17,000,
It is only the first of other buildings to
follow. Before all the buildings on the
grounds shall have heen erected, the cost
will run up into the hundreds of thou
sands. Brick and other building material
will soon be deposited on the ground, ana
if the weather will permit the work will
soon be under way. An office for the su
perintendent, where the plans and draw
ings will be deposited, will be erectea
today. This building, with what has been
projected on the low ground, together
with the Doernbecher furniture factor,
will make a pretty good start on the new
year in that line.
M. C. Dammeier, who put up 13 dwel
lings ar set the building pace in the.
early months of last year, is again look
ing over the situation with a view to going
into the building business again along the
same line. He says, however, that the
situation is very different from what it
was at the opening last year. He had a
lot of men last building season who
worked mostly for him, and who Tvere idle
when not thus employed, but he says that
these men are now at work somewhere,
and that not near as many men are iaie
as last season. He thinks that the ques
tion of men will cut a figure the present
year. His method has been to build and
sell houses and lots to good buyers. In
this way he placed many good families
and made money on the transactions. Ho
Is looking over the field preparatory to
commencing building operations.
About six new cottages, costing from
$1500 to $2000, are being figured on, and tne
contracts will be let on them within the
next few weeks. Others are holding off,
fearing that the weather will not allow
active building operations before spring.
A. G. Rushlight, on East Twenty-first
and East Salmon streets, has just let the
contract for the erection of a $1500 cot
tage. The cottage of. J. C. Roberts, in Hansen's
addition, is nearlng completion. The weath
er prevents the painting of the outside
"Work was begun last week on the con
crete basement'of Lon De Tarmond's mod
orn, eight-room house in Hansen's addi
tion. This dwelling will cost about $1700.
George Bates had some excavating done
in the bank on Russell street, Alblna, tne
past week where he proposes to erect
some dwellings as soon as the weather
will permit, "but had to suspend "work on
account of the storm.
Fachmann at the Jlaranam To
nlgrht Frederick "YVarilc.
Vladimir de Pachmann, one of the great
est pianists of the day, will give one Te
cltal at the Marquam Grand this evening.
The sale of seats has been in progress
for the past two days, and indications
are that a large house will greet this ra
mous artist, concerning whom the Chicago
Chronicle has the following to say:
"With very firm and certain hands
Vladimir de Pachmann last night
drew from the piano more of Its
soul than any great virtuoso who
has recently visited us. The deliberaie
ness of Be Pachmann's manner, the per
fection of his touch, delicate, yet firm, tne
absence of those theatrical attitudes and
of that wild clawing at the keys and
flourishing of hands to which some even
of the great pianists will resort, made his
art seem all the more wonderful. Be
ginning w'ith the Weber sonata, which he
plajed beautifully, De Pachmann was
upon Intimate terms with the hearts of
his audience at once. Gradually with tne
dellciously rendered music of Schumann
the variety and power of the pianist were
developed until the supremely fine Inter
pretation of the rondo caprlccoso slmpiy
carried the audience by storm. An encore
was demanded, and in part given, but
the applause went on, so the artist gave
a berceuse, by Chopin, which was a gen
erous reward, indeed. It is certain that
Chopin has never been more systematically
translated than by the magic fingers or
this great artist. It is not too much to
say that his playing of the Chopin num.
bers. with which the recital closed, was
Sale of Scnts for Wnrde.
Sale of seats for the engagement of
Frederick Warde, together with Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence M. Brune. at the Marquam
Grand, for a period of four days, begin
ning Wednesday, January 10, will begin
tills morning. The company, numbering
22 persons, arrived in Portland yesterday,
bringing with it the two special carloads
of scenery which is used in the elaborate
productions of Mr. Warde's repertoire.
Much interest is manifested in the reap
pearance of Minnie Tittell Brune. The
repertoire for the engagement Is as fol
lows: Wednesday night, "The Lion's
Mouth"; Thursday night, "Romeo and
Juliet"; Friday night, "The Merchant of
Venice"; Saturday matinee, "The Lion's
Mouth," and Saturday night, "Richard
HAVE GOOD CLAIMS.
3Iany Poor Men Do Well in" Buffalo
'The Buffalo Hump region cannot be
called a poor man's country," said James
Edwards, a Grangevllle mining man, at
the Imperial, last evening, "but a good
many poor men have promising ledges
which they are likely to sell at such fig
ures that they xrill thereafter be consid
ered well to do. There are probably 200
of these ledges In various stages of de
velopment, and they are mostly of high
grade ore $50 a ton and upward.
"The Buffalo Hump and Elk City min
ing districts will become noted for their
immense ledges of low-grade ore, which
will run from $16 to $25, and these will be
developed with the aid of mills operating
large numbers of stamps."
There Is no great rush to the Buffalo
Hump this winter, as there was last, Mr.
Edwards says, but he anticipates quite an
influx of miners there in the spring. At
present there are between eight and 10
feet of snow in the district, but sleighs
are kept running between Grangeville and
the mines, so the roads are kept open.
In the Camas prairie region, no snow has
yet fallen, and the weather has been un
usually springlike all season. There are
now probably 2500 persons wintering at
Grangeville, which is the supply point for
the mines, and many of these will engage
in opening new ledges wnen the snow goes
off in the higher elevations.
Mr. Edwards thinks me Big Buffalo
ledge will be worked this year bv Messrs.
Sweeney & Clark, who own a controlling
interest in the property. Among the more
valuable properties In that region, he men
tions the Iron Crown, which has been a
dividend payer for several months past
This is a "blanket ledge" which lies with.
j in six feet of the ground, and the 'ore Is
taKen out by thejstoping process, the va
cancies thus created being heavily tim
bered. WAS JUST FROM PORTLAND
Suicide Sutton "Was on His "Way
Home Fro"m'This City.
Charles Sutton, of the Logansville (Ind.)
Dally Reporter, mentioned In the press
dispatches yesterday morning as having
committed suic.de by shooting himself at
St. Paul, Saturday evening, -was on his
way home from Portland.
He arrived here a -week ago, accom
panied by his -wife and two children. They
came here on account of the serious ill
ness of a woman named Falrchild, who
was the lessee and manager of a bath
house on Fourth street, end who died a
day or two after their arrival. It appears
that Sutton and' his wife were under the
Impression that this woman was possessed
of considerable property, which proved
not to be the case, as she left barely
enough to pay her bills.
Sutton placed the affairs of this woman
in the hands of an agent here to be set
tled, and after drawing on some one at
Lrogansport for $100, started for home, leav
ing his wife and children here. He had
been drinking heavily since his arrival
here. Saturday evening Mrs. Sutton re
ceived a dispatch from her husband's
father notifying her of his death. The
check for $100 arrived about the same time,
and Mrs. Sutton and her children left for
home yesterday. Mrs. Sutton stated that
a brother of her husbana committed sui
cide about two months ago. He had been
operated on for appendicitis, and the result
had not been satisfactory, and in the men
tal depression which followed he put an
end to himself.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
TakeXxatie Bromp Quinine Tablets. All drug
gjsto refund the money if It falls to cure. E. W.
Grove's signature Is on each box. 5c
SECOND WEEK OF OUR
22(1 Annual Clearance Sale
Last week's selling made a splendid record for our store. "We expect even
greater crowds this week, as the good news of our Clearance Sale has been pretty
0,u aHpDSPERMIT NO DULL SEASONS. They are far reaching and
widely beneficial. Our entire stock is being speeded away at wonderfully low
prices. Come early and get best pick.
In Ladles' Suits
Some of our new and best tailored
gowns. Here are two of them:
Reefer suit of fine broad
cloth, navy or black, silk
lined jacket; our $20 value
Reefer suit, fine navy
somely silk braided.
Same in black, but
with tight - fitting
Small lines, spring heels
Sizes 2 to G
Kangaroo calf, kid and dull
dongola, cloth or kid tops.
Values $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50
See our Black Brocaded Silks and
OLDS & KINO
Are offered at LOWER prices now than at any other time in the year.
DRESS GOODS, SILKS
in fact, ALL our stock of first-class wearing apparel at lowest prices.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD
LB IN ENS TabIe Linens Napkins, Towels, Toweling by the yard, Linen
Sets, Doilies, Tea Cloths, etc. All the necessaries for the
dining room and kitchen at most tempting prices.
BEDDING Sheets hemmed and hemstitched, Pillow Cases, Feather
Pillow Cases, Blankets. You can save many dollars by
HOfVSE-FURNSSHING Now is the time t0 buy Lace Curtains, Sash , o
Curtaining, Portieres, Couches, Couch Cov-
ers, Rugs, Tapestry, Denims, Art Draperies, Fish Nets, Cocoa Mats, Com-
forts, Silkalines, Bagdads, Art Squares, etc., at lowest prices. o
CEREMONY OP FINAL CONSECRA
TION AT MOUNT TABOR CONVENT.
Miss Johnston Is How Sister Imelda
of the Blessed Sacrament and
Hns Renounced the World.
The solemn ceremony of religious pro
fession of a novice took place yesterday
morning at , the convent of the Sister
Adorers of the Precious Blood, on the
eastern slope of Mount Tabor. It com
pleted the various stages to final conse
cration and self-immolation of the joung
woman, who took her final vows before
Archb'shop Christie and received the black
veil, the cross and the ring from his hands,
and became In religion Sister Imelda of
the Blessed Sacrament. The little chapel
was comfortably filled with devout Cath
olics from the surroundings, and also there
was a largo delegation from Portland. In
the elaborate decorations of the chapel was
a tinge of Oriental splendor. About the
altar were pictures of the Savior and the
Virgin Mary, while on the left side of the
chapel was a symbolic representation of
the divine babe in the tiny manger. Over
this there had been placed a canopy of
evergreen, intermingled with which were
Innumerable snowdrops, while In the can
opy and on the wall was a sunlit picture
significant of the subject and occasion.
lnft nltar Time IlliimlnnforT ixrftVi hiIrhT t
The altar was illuminated with bijght
white and red candles, In the light of
which the gold-colored ornaments and sa
cred articles flashed and gleamed with
It had been dark and gloomy all the
morning, but as Archbishop Christie,
Father Brousseau and the others ap
peared, attired in the resplendent robes of
their office, the chapel was suddenly Il
luminated by a brilliant ray of sunshine
that had forced its way through a rift In
the dark embattlement of rainclouds that
-were suspended above, as if to cheer the
heart of the young woman about to bid
farewell to the world and its deceptions,
temptations and pleasures, to devote her
life to prayer, religious meditation and
ministering to the sick and distressed, A
happy omen It was to her. The novice ap
peared attended by two Sisters of the or
der, atttlred In a pure white robe and
mantle, with a vestment of scarlet, simi
lar to that worn by the two attendants,
without the black veil. She reverently
kneeled before the archbishop, and In a
clear, unfaltering voice answered the ques
tions he propounded as to her desires to
proceed on her way as a devotee of relig
ious life and seclusion as a Sister of the
Precious Blood. She renewed her vows
and expressed the hope that she should
persevere to the end of life.
After the vows followed the beautiful
ceremony of investing her with the black
veil, the cross, the ring and crown. As she
kneeled before the archbishop, the black
veil was placed over her shoulders and
head by " the Sister Adorors, and she
was garbed like them. Then the archbish
op presented her with a cross, which he
said she was to wear as a shield against
temptation. A ring was also placed on
her finger as symbolic of her marriage to
Christ and a life of devotion. The crown
ing of the Tecluse. was a beautiful part of
the ceremony, and consisted In placing on
her head a delicate wreath. She was then
led away from the altar and from the
chapel, having now completed her vows
Her maiden name was Miss Johnston,
but she now has another, and will be
known In religion as Sister Imelda of the
Archlilahon Christie's Address.
After the mass, Archbishop Chrlstlo de
livered an eloquent addrets. At the com
mencement he referred to the necessity of
religious education. He said he had no
fault to find with the public schools, but
Clearance Specials on
Royal Worcester Corsets
Styles to fit all figures,
Our $1.75 bias gored corsets.
Medium length, at
Our $2.25 and $2.50 heavy
boned corset, watch
spring front and side
54x54-inch Bulgarian cloth
covers, assorted colors,
45x45-inch Bagdad canvas
covers, stamped and part
ly worked; $3.50 grades,
Satins, regular $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50
only 75c yard.
OLDS l KS
they did not go far enough, and were
wholly secular. He quoted the president
of the Columbia college In support of the
contention that religious and secular edu
cation should go together. Passing from
this the archbishop spoke of the ceremony
that had just been concluded, as follows:
"I suppose you all have been deeply
Interested in the ceremony that has just
closed. Many cannot understand how it is
that one so young, with all the promises
of life before her, can leave them, all and
Immolate herself as this young woman has
done. But after all what has she left be
hind? "I want to be practical this morning.
How many of the wives present have been
subject to the rule of a man? How many
have been compelled to yield their wills to
that of their husband many a time? So
this young woman has left behind tempta
tion, the deceits, the frivolities and may
hap the rule of an ugly husband to de
vote her life in the service of the master,
which, after all, Is the grandest service
that any one can give to the human race.
She -will be shielded from these adverse
"During my life in tfoe priest
hood I have felt thankful for the oppor
tunity It has given me to -work for the re
lief of others in sickness and distress. As
I have gone into the homes of the rich
and the poor, I have found opportunity for
bestowing assistance, and I have thanked
God for the opportunity. The call of the dis
tressed is a summons to which these devo
ted women and the priesthood never fall to
respond. They have gone Into homes where
contagious disease and the black plague
have driven out and destroyed even par
ental love and aW anfl taken tI ir ,
.. . ' -
at the bedsides when they well knew It
meant infection and possible death. "Why,
if there were a priest In this diocese who
should refuse to go Immediately into that
homo where there was smallpox or the
most virulent contagious disease, he would
be suspended at once; And so these de
voted women, who leave the world and all
Its allurements and temptations, like the
priesthood, have these golden opportunities
for nursing the sick and holding the cup
of cold water to the parched lips of the
plague stricken. They do not receive their
reward on earth, but in the beyond."
BUENA VISTA, Or., Jan. 4. (To the
Editor.) At the time of the birth of Jesus,
did Roman chronology call the era zero
(or 0), and during the first 12 months suc
ceeding the era, say they were living in
the first year? And, t the expiration of
these 12 months, name the combined 12
months year 1 A. D.?
When did astoronomcrs commence to
count time, and how did they count It?
I Inquire for Information, not for sake
of argument. SUBSCRIBER.
The birth of Jesus had no effect on
chronology or calendars at the time it oc
curred, or until long after. The Roman
chronology was then in use, and the year
of his birth was perhaps 753 A. U. C. (anno
urbls conditae, meaning, the year after
the building of Rome), or, perhaps, some
other near-by year, just which will never
be known, as the data by which the year
of Jesus' birth is sought to be computed
arc conflicting. The scheme of our era
with its B. C. and A. D. was only In
vented in 525, by Dionyslus the Little, a
Roman abbot, and did not find its way
Into usage In Gaul and Britain till 203
Astronomers, of course, use the chronol
ogy of the community in which they live.
These, fortunately, are usually without
the difficulty under which we labor, a?
they all begin with some definite event
and reckon forward. We are now in year
5G60 of the Jewish chronology, about 1318
of the Mohammedan, 5001 of the Kallyug
of India, etc.
Pianos Organs. Wiley B. Allen Co.
THOUSANDS ,'. j
It is the unanimous verdict of all who have compared our stocks and prices with those prevail
ing elsewhere that
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Substantial Price Reductions
Have been made on every article in the largest stock on the Pacific
coast. This stock includes all lines of wearing apparel for men, wo
men and children; all lines of woven fabrics from gauze to carpets,
and household furnishings from stoneware to cut glass, and from tin
ware to silverware.
THE TRUTH ABOUT PEES
LITIGANTS SUPPORTED IX CONTRO
VERSY BY TAXATION.
Fees Should Be Collected in Sufficient
Amount to Reimburse the Coun
ty's Outlay for Salaries.
There is nothing very new in most of
the reform recommendations made by the
Taxpayers' League. The same have been
advocated by The Oregonian time and
again during the past several years. This
especially alludes to the proposals to pro
vide for a more equitable, comprehensive
and profitable fee system for the differ
ent county offices. The Oregonian has
repeatedly pointed out that these offices
have not paid their running expenses since
the salary bill went Into effect, and has
as often condemned the Butler bill,
which abolished all sheriffs' fees and
which also so reduced the volume of
fees collected by the clerk of the circuit
court and clerk of the county court that
the expenses of these two departments
each month is considerably in excess of
the revenue. The Oregonian also first
contended that the oftice of county re
corder is a useless one, and that the work
can be performed by a deputy under the
clerk of the county court, and also that
It might be well, to raise the price
for recording instruments from 10
to 15 cents per folio, and thus Increase
the receipts of the recorder's office, and
further that any other necessary changes
or additions to the fees of this depart
ment be Included in the new law.
Concerning the sheriff's office, a num
ber of articles have appeared in this
paper showing that since 1893, when the
fees were abolished, litigation has been
very rife, and had the old fee law re
mained in force, fees of about $25,000
yearly would have been collected during
the past four years. The county there
fore has suffered a total loss of some
thing like ?100,000 in fees in this office
alone. A large portion of this sum has
been saved by mortgage companies which
have filed a great many foreclosure suits
during this period. In numerous fore
closure suits there have been as many
as 25 defendants, as the judgment credi
tors of the defendant must all be includ
ed. Under the fee bill, which was re
pealed, the fees for serving a set of
papers In such a case would have been
When the Selling .fee bill was pending
In the legislature The Oregonian explained
that a blanket fee of $4 in each case
was not the proper system for the sher
iff's office; that it would be too much In
instances where but little service would
be performed, and far too little where
the sheriff would have to serve many
papers In a single case, which frequently
has to be done. The sheriff also has to
do much other work in some cases, for
which fees should be collected. The total
receipts of the sheriff's office under the
Selling fee bill have been ?250 to $300 per
month, and under a right fee bill would
be four times that much, and perhaps
even more. The old sheriff's fee bill,
which was In operation for many" years,
and which was repealed, was as fol
lows: For serving any writ for tho enforce
ment of a judgment or decree, CO cents.
For serving any summons, subpena, no
tice or order, on each person served, 25
For executing any provisional remedy,
For taking an inquest by a jury for the
trial of the rights of property, $2.
For taking and approving any "under
taking or bond, 50 cents.
For making and delivering a copy of
any process necessary to complete the
service thereof, for each folio, 10 cents.
For all money actually made on any
process, and returned to tjie clerk, one
per centum on the first ?500, and one
fourth of one per centum on all sums
For making a conveyance of property
sold on any process, to be paid by the
For making a certificate of sale of real
property, 25 cents.
For making a certificate of sale of per
sonal property, to be paid by the pur
chaser, 25 cents.
For serving a writ with the power of
the county, $2.
For advertising and selling property, $2.
For keeping property in cases where a
keeper Is required, $2 per day of 24 hours
For advertising property without sell
For return of an execution or summons
where no levy for service Is made, 50
These fees were equitable and provided
for payment, according 'to the amount
of work performed. There seems to have
been no good reason for the repeal of
the law, and it might well be re-enacted.
The fees might even be slightly raised
without Injury to litigants.
The fees collected under the present law
by the clerk of the circuit court are also
inadequate and Inequitable. In some few
cases, perhaps, a little too much is exacted
from the litigant, but the rule Is that
not enough is charged. In many instances-
a great amount of work is per
'Tis not In mortals to command success;
But we'll do more, Sempronius we'll deserve it. Addfson.
s deserved as it Is
formed which is not paid for. As an
example, the Portland Savings bank re
ceivership has paid in no fees for yearst
although a book full of orders by the
court relating to all manner of transac
tions have been entered. The journal
work in this case, if paid for by the folio,
as should have been done, would have
brought in several hundred dollars. The
same fact is true of the Northwest Loan
& Trust Company receivership, and nu
merous other similar cases. In hundreds
of the mortgage foreclosure suits carried
through the courts in recent years long
decrees have been entered, and adding
other work done, including the time of
the court in trying out knotty problems
in many cases, the $10 filing fee has by
no means anything like covered the cost.
Then, again, the clerks have to make
up judgment rolls, and many books havo
to be kept in this department so as to
have the records perfect. The fees ought
to cover the entire expense of tho office
and a little more. Stationery, including
blanks, Is also supplied at the expense of
the county to attorneys. The jury fee of
$12 per day has helped matters out some
what, but the law should be amended so
as to require the party demanding the
jury to pay the fees. Some attorneys
think the old trial fee of $12 is ample, and
a fee of $2 for judgment by stipulation,
confession or default, and $3 per day far a
trial before the court without a jury.
In probate cases the fees should also
conform to the amount of -work per
formed. Many papers have to be tran
scribed on the books by the clerks in
full; also all orders. The suggestion that
a filing fee of $5 be exacted in small es
tates and $10 in large estates, cmd that
all papers filed thereafter be paid for by
the folio, is a good one. This is some
what after the manner of the old law,
which was equitable. To illustrate, under
the old law where the amount of work
performed was required to be paid for.
tho J. C. Ainsworth estate paid $51 90
fees, the W. S. Ladd estate $123, the M. S.
Burrell estate, including the partnership
estate of Kiiapp, Burrell & Co., $113. Un
der the present law the entire fee In all
probate cases Is but $10, which is all these
estates would have paid, except that in
the Burrell estate the partnership estate
would have also have been charged a $10
The John Green estate has had orders
and papers, copies worth probably $2C0
under the folio system, and under the
present law pays only $10 fees. Numerous
other like Instances can be mentioned.
The fees formerly exacted hy the clerk
of the circuit court and clerk of the coun
ty court were as follows:
For issuing any writr order or process
except a subpena, 40 cents.
For issuing a subpena to one person, 15
cents, and 5 cents for each additional per
son named therein.
For filing each paper or -.pleading, 10
For entering any judgment, order or de
cree in any court, 25 cents.
For each folio after the first In any
judgment order or decree, 10 cents.
For each folio in any journal entry
other than a judgment order or decree,
For taking an affidavit, including the
administration of the oath, 10 cents.
For taxing and approving an undertak
ing or bond, 20 cents.
For making and filing judgment roll, 15
For making copies of Journal entries for
judgment oroll, 10 cents for each folio.
For docketing judgment or decree In
judgment docket, 25 cents.
For making copies of any record on
file, 10 cents for each folio.
For official certificate under seal of any
court, 20 cents.
For official certificate without seal, 20
For issuing commission to take testi
mony, 50 cents.
For taking depositions, for each folio,
For taxing costs and disbursements In
any cause, 25 cents.
For docketing cause in any action or
proceeding, 23 cents.
For swearing jury on trial any action,
suit or proceeding, 50 cents.
For receiving, reading, filing and re
cording any verdict, 50 cents.
For recording any judgment, order, bill
or appointment of any executor, admin
istrator or guardian, for each folio, 10
For recording appointment any admeas
ure of claims, 15 cents.
For making all indexes In relation to any
estate, 25 cents.
For making and keeping a register in
relation to an estate. 23 cents.
For making and keeping a record of ac
counting and distribution In relation to
any estate, $1.
For Issuing letters testamentary of ad
ministration or guardianship, 25 cents.
For making out an appointment in pur
suance of any order of the county court,
For issuing any license required by law,
other than a marriage license. 50 cents.
For taldng acknowledgment to a deed
or other instrument of writing, 25 cents.
For taking each notification to a bond or
undertaking. 15 cents.
For making the Indexes or entries re
quired for filing an Instrument, paper or
notice for each entry, 5 cents.
For receiving and filing any mandate
from the supreme court and accompany
ing papers, 25 cents.
For entering Issuance of attachment in
register, 20 cents.
For furnishing fee bill to any person,
For entering Issuance of execution In
execution docket, 10 cents.
For entering returns of execution and
how disposed of in execution docket, for
each folio, 10 cents.
For recording any private writing less
than one folio, 15 cents.
Trial fee, jury trial. $12.
Trial before the court without Jury, $8.
Judgment or decree without trial, $3.
In the county court one-half of the
above was charged.
There are other fee3 relating to the
county clerk's office, but they are still in
vogue and are unnecessary to refer to.
Under this sort of a law you pay for
exactly what work is done. These fees
In some instances should bo moderately
Increased, and the rate per folio be mada
15 cents instead of 10 cents. It is possi
ble perhaps to improve upon this old law
by making it less cumbersome, and stl 1
have an equitable bill and one which will
place all of these offices upon a paying
basis and be fair to the litigants.
"AT GAY COITEY ISLAND."
Brigrht Farce Comedy Creates Much
Few farce comedies have met with a
more enthusiastic reception in Portland,
this season, than was given "At Gay Coney
Island," at Cordray's theater, last niht.
It was a continual carnival of mirth from
'start to finish, and even the hundred or
more people who bought "standing-room
only" tickets never left their places and
never felt tired, except from the fat'gua
laughter gives. Tho farco was presented
hero last season, but it comes thli year
in a new dress. Tho songs are new, the
jokes are new, and so are the costume3
and the people. Unlike moat farco come
dies, thero is a well-defined plot in the
production of which are many intenscy
humorous situations and climaxes. Bert
Weston and Charles Belmont aro the
leading men, and their clever work kept
the audience in a roar of laughter.
One of the best features of the per
formance was tho artistic acting, slrging
and dancing of tho dainty little soubmte.
Miss Mattie Lockette, Miss Mario Stori,
an exceedingly clever violinist, won muct
applause, and was forced to repeat her
violin solo time and again. A pleasant di
version was the whistling specialties of
Alf Holt, who demonstrated tho assertion
that ho Is one of the best on the stage.
His imitation of different American song
birds, barnyard fowls, dogs, cats, street
cars and church bells was very fine, and
simply delighted tho audience.
Tho comedy will run the entire week at
Cordray's, with a matinee Saturday.
The Early Topical Songr.
The Gentleman's Magazine.
The earliest topical song- that can bo
traced, and probably the first In actuality,
was a mock raree-show ballad, sung in.
tho famous pantomime of "Tho Rape
of Prosperine," at Lincoln's Inn Fields,
in 1727. This was the piece, written by
Lewis Theobald and set to music by Gal
Hard, upon which Pope expanded hi3 pow
er of sarcasm In "Tho Dunclad." Tho
ballad referred to satirized tho rage for
Italian operas by subscription, and tho
vogue of sundry foreign buffoons at tho
Haymarkot, where their attractions had
been supplmented by tho rope dancing of
Mme. Vlolante. The girding was effect
ed in tho following elementary manner:
Here be de Haymarket, vere de Italian, opera
Dat costa de brave gentry no more ao two hun
dred tousand pound;
A very pretty fancy, a bravo, gallante show,
Et Juste come from France, tout nouveau.
Hera be de famous comedians o the world, da
Dat make a de poor English veepe-, because dey
vll troupe borne again,
A very pretty fancy, ett.
De toder place be ITadamoIsello Vlolante, show
a tousand trick;
She Jump upon, de rope tea etories high, and
never break her neck.
Tho action of Carter'3 Little Liver Pllla
Is pleasant, mild and natural. They gen
tly stimulate the liver and regulate tho
bowels, but do not purge.
WRECKED BY COFFEE.
Heart Failure Caused hy the Seduct
"I have been a. great coffee drinker for
several years. For a long time I thought
I could not eat without coffee.
"Have been troubled with my stomach,
nerves and heart. The worse I felt, the
less I ate, and the more coffee I drank.
"I have taken many different klnd3 ot
medicines, but could not secure any last
ing benefit: Up to eight weeks ago I had
but few well days In the preceding two
years. I could not do ordinary housework,
except with great care, because of heart
"I met a friend who said she could net
drink coffee because it affected her heart
so. I thought, perhaps, coffee might bo
the cause ot most of my troubles, and sc
I quit the use of It about eight weeks ago
and took up Postum Food Coffee. I have
not taken any medicine, and I have gained
so fast that it Is a surprise to my friends
as well as to myself. I can eat, sleep and
work, and do not have any bad spells With
my heart at all. I have been wanting to
tell people what a relief It is, sine I 1 ft
off coffee and used Postum Food Coffe-1.
I want the fact published that it may re
lieve some poor, weak, nervous woman."
Emma PiUe, South Wabash, Ind.