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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1900.
New Goods at Old Prices
Fresh arrivals each day, and best of all, at our usual
low prces. Our buyers were forethoughtful and placed
orders before any noticeable advance in prices.
New Wash Goods
"fcrhtte and colored.
Advance Macs Some from Burope,
sobm from America. The best produc
tions of each.
Arttette effects in
And handsome Alt-ovore.
Heat Valenciennes, Frenoa Va!.t Tor-
and Footings. Insertions to
New Shoes for Boys
Latest teste. DRSSS
Boat neJttiw. OR
Lowest nrtoes. COMMON
la BCUllBery Department Experienced salesladies and expert trimmers.
Little Doubt That Smelter Will
STOCK IS NEARLY ALL PLACED
Mr. Cerbctt's Subscription of $5000
Is a (Seed ttxaninle for Port
There wtti bo important sews regarding
the smelter in a few days perhaps today.
The committee appointed at the conference
between K. T. Bradford, who is promoting
the enterprise, and the business men of
Portland has been assured of substantial
aW. With ex-Senator Corbett's $6000 sub
scriptton for a starter, it appears that
there will he so trouble in placing the
small amount of stock which Mr. Brad
ford intake ought to be taken by Port
land people as an evidence that they want
the smelter, that they will give him all
nee canary support, and that they will re
gard the smelter as a local enterprise and
not ae an outside concern. It is proper
to ear at this time that the Chamber of
Commerce, which Is entitled to the credit
for Inducing Mr. Bradford to come to
Portland, has had several offers looking
to the establishment of a smelter, and that I
Mr. Bradford's was the only one which, , vantage of your good schools. Aside from
. .. .. . .. , , the actual payroll, therefore, Portland
upon mvosttgatton, proved worthy of con- j pcop,e wm advantages from the
stderatkm. j banker to the cobbler."
Now that the smelter seems assured, Mr. Bradford Is not much given to talk
when we think of Portland's natural lo- ( ing over the proposition, but on being
cation as a osmmeroial smelting point and ! asked how many men would be employed,
u- - ...o.m. .. .M,u0 ., said: "At first probably 120, and we hope
the vast quantity of ore available, the I tQ lncrease tte orce Jmd capaclty o the
wonder Is not that we are to have a large plant aa ast circumstances will Jus
smelter, but that we did not get It long ( tlfy." He thought the smelter would be
ago. Nothing stands in the way of suc
cess of the Bradford smelter. Oregon's
ore supply hi practically Inexhaustible.
Hundreds of millions of tons does not be
gin to express It. Every railroad run
ning out of Portland reaches camps in
Oregon, Washington and Idaho, having
unlimited quantities of ore that assay
from $6 to $M a ton. In $tt ore, gold,
silver and copper are present in about
equal proportions. This ore cannot be
handled with profit at the mines because
large sums would have to be expended for !
costly machinery to treat it. It is too
low In grade to stand transportation to '
San Francisco. Denver. Salt Lake or Kan- .
sas City. There is only one place to
whlch It oan be shipped, and profitably
worked, and that is Portland. Unless
Portland builds a commercial smelter, the
ore w411 not be mined, but will continue
to be a dormant resource.
It is the judgment of mining experts
that the Portland smelter will be able to
reduoe at a profit ores assaying as lew as
$4 to the ton. Profitable working -Mil
depend in a measure upon the presence
All u. otm rn-v mi
A ou- ores carrj sui- .
phurets, m some eases running as high
ae 9H & ton. The average of sulphurets,
on the basis of JS,000,00d worth of rock
assayed by J. H. Ftek, of Portland, is be.
tween M and W per cent. Sulphurets
serve two oocential purposes in smelting.
By processes sow utilized in all large
smelters, sulphurets can be converted
into fuel, thus reducing the cost of reduc
tion, and at the same time are valuable
Portland Is advantageous location
for & smelter for other reasons than be
cause of Ms superior transportation facili
ties. Aa important element in all work
is that of oost. The cotc of smelting is
less In a low altitude like Portland than
in the high altitudes ot the raining camps
and the contiguous cities. In respect to
ooet, Portland has an advantage of S per
cent. For fluxing there is aa abundance
of lime and iron near Portland. The lime
can be haulod here for not to exceed $1
a ton. Oregon has any quantity of Iron
ore oxide of iron the principal deposits
of wMcn are at Oswego and Scappoose.
within easy reaoh of Portland. Portia
has evory facility to insure the success
of a smelter.
The smelt or wdtt be the forerunner of
other industries. wMeh will utilize the
b -products, if they may he so termed,
of the smelter. Wo shall have a reftaery
not loner after we sot the smelter. The
ed from the ores can bo made into lead
pipe white lead and shot. There is great
demand in the Morttewest for articles that
can be made Cram capper, and the silver
can be used for any number of purposes.
Mr. Bradford aims to begin on a con
servative basis and enlarge his plant ac
cording to the demands made upon it.
The establtehment of the smeHer is the
first fruit of the effort, a little late, but
none the loss welcome, to make alt the
mining regions of the Northwest tributary
Deal May Be Closed Today.
Mr T. Bradford, when seen at the Port
land last evening, said he expected te
meet the oammtttoao appointed te took up
the details today, and close contracts that
will load dftrecOr to the eheostog of &
site and hrealrfng ground; for the plant.
This committee was nnnnlnfuft by the
Chamber of Commerce and hoard of
tr.k M tas been loettiag mho jar.
Bradford's orotonrtnlB, as woH as arr&ag-
Black Silk Crepons,
Black Tailor Suitings, and
Balnproof Cheviots, black and colored.
Exquisite productions. In Bands,
Festoons, "Waist Sets, Skirt Sets and
BABY CARRIAGES Methods,
AND Best patent
Complete line of latest styles for 1903
lng with the O. R. & N. for freight rates.
This latter part of the preliminaries has
been delayed for a week, on account of
the absence of Messrs. Mohler and Camp
bell, but these gentlemen have mani
fested a desire to meet the promoters of
the new enterprise half way, and so
charges on ore from various mining re
gions of the Columbia basin .have been
"The co-operation and) friendliness of
the railroad companies are highly essen
tial to a smelter," Mr. Bradford said,
"as low-grade ores cannot bear heavy
freight charges. The arrangements en
tered into with the O. R. & N. will enable
us to handle very low-grade ores at a
profit, and so the mines of Eastern Ore
gon and Washington- may send us base
ores as well as the richer."
In regard to a site, Mr. Bradford said
a suitable one has been found on the bank
of the Willamette river, half a mile below
the university building, but no selection
has yet been made. At this point there
Is good anchorage for deep-water vessels,
and ores can thus be brought from Brit
ish Columbian and Alaskan points at
small expense. The O. R. & N. will ex
tend Its line down along the river bank,
so that shlp and rail can combine to fur
nish material for the smelter.
In regard to Southern Oregon ores, he
says he has no doubt about the Southern
Pacific management being willing to fix
freight rates -that will enable him to
handle low-grade ores from Douglas,
Jackson and Josephine counties, but no
arrangement had yet been made with the
officers of this company.
"A smelter means a good deal for Port
land," continued Mr. Bradford, "as min
ers of the Interior will naturally become
Interested in the city where they market
their ores. Portland, when it possesses a
first-class smelter, will soon become the
home of prosperous mining men, who will
move their families hither, to take ad
in operation within Ave months.
RELATIVES MAY CLAIM BODIES
Oregon Iread Will
Middle of March.
Regarding the disposition of the un
claimed dead of the Second Oregon vol
unteers to the state by the general govern
ment, the following telegram from Colonel
Long, department quartermaster at San
Francisco, was received yesterday by
" San Francisco, Feb. 12. Governor
Geer, Portland, Or.: Quartermaster-gen-
! ? " " c'ae" SL"S
of Second Oregon volunteers, not claimed
by relatives or personal representatives,
be delivered to you for Interment In state
military plot, Portland. Following un
named remains now here: Bert J.
Clark, private. A; George Eichhamer, pri
vate, G; Robert E. Hoffman, private, M;
' James Kelley, private, G; Charles R,
Rubart, private, L; Lien Strawderman,
private, L; Henry Payne, private M; and
Michael Crowley, private, P. The trans
port Hancock with remains of 462 officers
and soldiers is expected here the 22d Inst.,
and tne Duke of Fife, with remains of 43,
. . . , . ,r . cv,
OUUU1U ICO-UU UCIO ilUUV.ll U. UlllUl Ull-
claimed Temalns of Second Oregon volun
teers now here be sent ou at once or
shall they be held here until arrival of
transports Hancock and Duke of Fife,
and be forwarded with any other un
claimed remains of Second Oregon which
may arrive on these transports?
"LONG, Depot Quartermaster."
Governor Geer will telegraph to Colonel
Long this morning to hold the remains
that are in San Francisco until the arrival
of the transports mentioned In the tele
gram. There are 10 or 15 other bodies to
come, and all of them will be brought to
Portland at the same time, and will be in
terred with one ceremony.
If any of the relatives or legal repre
sentatives of these dead soldiers desire
to claim the remains, Governor Geer asks
that they notify either himself or General
Summers, and the remains will be turned
over to them. It Is the desire of the state
that all her soldiers should have honor
able burial. It Is probable that the re
mains will arrive In Portland about March
15. when they will be Interred with ap
DESCRIBED ALASKAN FUNGI
Interesting Meeting: of the Portland
The principal paper read at the monthly
meeting of the Mushroom Club In the
Chamber of Commerce last night was by
Mrs. F. K. Arnold, who related a number
of Incidents about gathering and prepar
'J" mushrooms. She told of a young col-
rc&c &ia.uuaie iuj iiiixuc a. nip lu .AiafeKa
to spend the season In botanizing, ana
when nearly at the end of his resources
came across a camp of four miners. They
were nearly out of provision but agreed
to let the young botanist stay with them
if he would do the cooking. He gathered
a fine quantity of mushrooms and pre
pared them In a most edHjle manner. In
tact, he practically saved the miners'
When Mrs. Arnold had finished reading
her paper, M. W. Gorman, a naturalist,
related some experiences he had with
mushrooms In Alaska. He was told by
the miners that squirrels subsisted on
thorn in the winter, and on investigation
found that it was true.
Several members of the club made im
Is the best preparation for cleansing the
scalp and washing the hair. Always gives
J satisfaction. Price 25c. at drug stores. j
ABOUT THE NEW LACES :
A short story but interesting. The new all-overs and
insertions are here Venice, Applique, Escurfal, Den
telle Persian, Dentelle D'Arabe. Could" not wait for
them by freight. Telegraphing and fastest express hur
ried them here. In great demand. See them today.
Just the most desired laces.
Nothing in the whole range of dress materials in this
or any other season has met with as cordial a reception
as our present stock of Challies. A delightful abund
ance 'here of the finer styles. Selling rapidly. You're
pretty sure to miss some of the finest if you delay.
New Styles at
New Colored Dress Goods.
New Foulard Silks.
New Denims and Silkalines
New Fancy Hosiery.
A BIG LOT OF NEW PUBLICATIONS
IN BOOK STORE
PLANT MAY BE ESTABLISHED IN
Proposition Was Presented to The
Dalles Commercial Club, hut
May Fail There.
Between 7,000,000 and 8,000,000 pounds of
heavy scouring wool, gathered annually
from the lntermountaln country tributary
to the Upper Columbia and Snake rivers,
is shipped to San Francisco and other
points where the product is scoured be
fore being transshipped eastward. This
does not take account of the finer wools
of the Eastern Oregon country. There are
about 15 woolbuyers representing large in
terests, who put In three and four months
every year at The Dalles, the great wool
Wool experts believe that It Is only a
question of a few years when the bulk
of the Oregon product will be scoured
before it is shipped. The city which offers
the best facilities for scouring attracts
the bulk of the trade at present.
For these reasons, the completion of the
portage road at The Dalles this spring
is likely to affect In no small degree the
woolshippers of the upper country. Pen
dleton gets but comparatively small share
of the scouring business at the mills
there. In any event a certain percentage
of business Is certain to fall to that city.
The opening of the portage road with Its
attractive recommendation of lower down
river freights has aroused the people of
The Dalles to the Importance of arresting
a. trade which it is feared may drift away.
That city is very anxious to retain its
prestige as a wool center. To this end,
It was learned In Portland yesterday that
the business men of The Dalles are enter
taining a proposition which was made to
some Portland" capitalists about 10 days
ago to establish a scouring mill plant for
upper country wool trade. The new plant
Is designed to cost between $30,000 and $40,-
000, and if it is established at all, will bej
In operation In time to handle this sea
son's clip. The mill will employ about
50 hands, and the outlay on plant and
payroll will add greatly to the industrial
Importance of The Dalles.
J. M. Buss ell, a wool merchant, who
has been in business in Portland for many
years, Is at the head of the proposition
to establish a scouring plant. Mr. Rus
sell was seen yesterday and asked about
a rumor emanating from the corridors of
the Chamber of Commerce that he might
be Induced to give Portland the prefer
ence of a scouring mill.
Mr. Russell was averse to discussing,
particularly, his Dalles scheme. He said
that he had had a conference with the
Commercial Association of The Dalles.
The proposition was simply pending. He
stated there had been a great deal of in
terest taken in the mill proposition, and
he had confidence in the need of the plant.
Were It established on the river, It would
attract a volume of business that now
goeB elsewhere. Logically the wool trade
centers at The Dalles. Mr. Russell said
the business men there knew his position,
and he was waiting for their answer.
Through another source It was learned
that If The Dalles Commercial Associa
tion falls to act soon on the scouring mill
matter, an effort may be made by local
citizens to locate the plant In Portland. It
Is stated that there Is no desire on the
part of the Chamber of Commerce to
steal The Dalles' thunder, but certain
energetic spirits are ready to approach
Mr. Russell If the first-named proposi
tion falls through for lack of capitaliza
tion. A wool-scouring mill In Portland would
have as great and probably more advan
tages than any other point in the North
west. It Is pointed out that Eastern Ore
gon shippers would naturally prefer the
metropolis to any other point on the Up
per Columbia. Comparatively low tariffs
down the river, the accessibility of Port
land to overland transportation lines, all
combine to make quite palpable to ship
pers and growers the utility of a scouring
It Is stated very fair terms arc offered
on the establishment of a mill. No land
bonus Is asked. At the proper time, Mr.
Russell says, ho will lay his plans before
local merchants. At the present time,
however, he Is taken up with The Dalles.
Portland certainly ought to ha e a scour
ing mill, and the matter is one of timely
Interest, because of the opening up of the
Inland country trade which will come
here this season.
The final action of the manufacturing
committee of The Dalles Commercial Club
Is looked for in a day or two, when the
matter may lie taken up in Portland.
Base Line Cycle Path.
Commissioner Steele has given assur
ances to the people of Rockwood that the
Base Line cycle path, which now termi
nates at Montavilla, will be completed
through that place and xm to the Sandy
road. The commissioner was over at Rock
wood Sunday, looking over the situation
and getting Information. The path will be
a great benefit and accommodate a num
ber of people. After passing through Mon
tavilla, it will go through Russellvllle,
where there Is a considerable settlement.
This is seven miles out. The next place
Is Rockwood, where there is another settle-
New Black -Dress Goods.
New Wash Goods.
New Shirt Waists.
New Lace Curtains. .
ment and. some crossroads, and many peo
ple make It a central place. On to the
Sandy road the route is through a thickly
settled district; besides, it will intersect
the cycle path from the Base Line and
,the Falrvlew crossroad, leading both to
Falrvlew and Gresham. At Sandy, where
It will terminate, there Is a wide settle
ment. On the whole the Base Line path
will likely be one of the most Important
and popular In the county. That portion
of the Base Line path that is between
Sunnyside and Mount Tabor has just been
regraveled, and is in fine condition.
BIG CHINESE FUNERAL.
Rich Celestial Bnried With All Par
That portion of Second street known, as
the Chinese quarter was crowded yester
day about 1 o'clock In the afternoon by
people of all nationalities, assembled to
witness a high-toned Chinese funeral.
Hong Gong, a prominent member of a.
Celestial secret order, died Friday, and
his friends desired to have the funeral
take place Sunday, but could not obtain
carriages enough. They needed every
one available in the city.
After the usual open-air ceremonies un
der a temporary canopy In the street, the
casket was placed, in the hearse and the
long procession began winding (Its way
to Lone Fir cemetery. There was one
Chinese band in the lead, and another In
the rear. There was a squad of 12 hired
mourners, dressed, in white, and picking
their way over the pavement In their little
boat-shaped shoes. There was an ex
press wagon-load of roast pig, goose, duck
and pastry, to be used, as a spiritual lunch
by Hong Gong in crossing the dark river,
and there was a wagon-load of the dead
man's bedding and effects to be burned
up In the crematory provided for that
purpose at Lone Fir.
The roast pig, goose and duck were
brought back to the city, after the fu
neral, but the pastry was lefb for the
superintendent of the cemetery, to have
cleared up. The funeral took place under
the auspices of Edward Holman, though
the casket containing the remains was
carried from the -undertaking parlors to
the corner of Second and Taylor on the
shoulders of hired pallbearers in white
turbans. The deceased was about 55
WELL KNOWN HERE.
General Robert II. Clarice, Who
Lately Died In Sim Francisco.
General Robert H. Clarke, who died
suddenly In San Francisco, Sunday, was
one of the most learned mining lawyers
and scholarly gentlemen on the Pacific
coast, and during his several visits to this
city while en route to the interior of th
state to engage in heavy mining litiga
tion, made many friends here.
The general was one of the best-known
lawyers this side of the Rocky mountains.
He had been very sick for some ifme
past, and at times his life was despaired
of; but when the last call was made for
him It was believed he was on the way
to the recovery of his health.
The deceased went to Carson City, Nev.,
during the early days, when mining liti
gation in the neighboring camp, Virginia
City, ran into the millions, and In much
of It he was engaged. He was elected attorney-general
of Nevada when the office
demanded a man of rare ability and un
impeachable Integrity, and up to the day
of his death no man could say that he
ever committed a dishonorable act.
His home In Carson City Is the most
beautiful In the entire state. It was the
Ideal home of a refined gentleman of cul
ture, In which the most lavish hospitality
was dispensed for many yeas. Among
those who mourn his loss here- most di
rectly are Mrs. Newton W. Rountree and
his son-in-law, Newton W. Rountree.
CROWD AT CORDRAY'S.
Bis: Home "Witnesses Moore-Roberts
Company, in Irls-b Comedy.
Judging by the large Monday night au
dience that witnessed the performance of
"Mrs. Qulnn's Twins," at Cordray's, last
night, the Moore-Roberts company has lost
none of Its popularity In Portland. Both.
Mr. Roberts and Miss Moore were received
with great enthusiasm, while the other
members of the company came In for a full
share of the applause. The comedy Is one
which captures the audience from the
start, 'and keeps It In a good humor all
the way through. It Is just what Is needed
as a cure for the blues, and leaves an Im
pression on the memory which lasts a
long time. Thursday night, "Arrah-na-Pogue"
will be put on and staged accord
ing to the directions of the author, Boucl
cault, whose manuscript Is In Mr. Cor
dray's possession. There nas been a very
large advance sale, not only for the re
maining performances of the present play,
but for Thursday night and the rest of the
week, and packed houses for the rest of
the week are assured.
If Dnbr In Ctittlnc: Teeth.
Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy
Mrs. TVlnstow's Soothing Syrup, for children
teething It soothes tbe child, softens the gum.
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
1 a '
Zarlna elzarettes not made by Japs or
Chinamen, 10c for 10.
Pianos Organs. "Wiley B. Alloa Co.
Full lines of
At our Book and
Gendron Baby Buggies
are the best made.
Compare the Gendron
Rubber Tires, Brakes
Handles, Gearingand Springs
with the same parts
on other carts and carriages
and you can readily
distinguish the difference
which is altogether in favor
of the Gendron vehicles.
We have just received
a handsome assortment of
both Carriages- and
and we invite an inspection
of our styles and prices.
Of Boys' and Children's Clothing. We have just finished taking stock,
and find quite a number of lines of suits badly broken in sizes. We
have marked them af quick-selling prices.
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NO ACTION WAS TAKEN
COUNCIL DID NOT PAY FIREMEN'S
They Took Counsel of City Attorney
liOns'a Opinion Routine Busi
At the adjourned, meeting of the com
mon council, held yesterday, no action
waa taken in the way of paying the flre
merr'a judgment against the city for ?13,
000, for pay withheld. Action In the mat
ter had been deferred until an opinion
could be obtained from the city attorney,
who was absent from the city at the time
of the regular meeting. He was present
at the meeting yesterday, and gave a
verbal opinion In regard to the judgment,
which was opposed to the payment of it
under present conditions.
The public Is aware that counsel for
the firemen have attempted1 to collect the
Judgment by levying an execution on the
residence of S. Pennoyer, one of the sure
ties on the city's bond, but It Is not gen
erally understood why thl3 attempt was
made to collect the Judgment from a
surety Instead of presenting the judgment
to the principal, the city, and demanding
pay. It Is well known that the city has
no money In any fund available to pay
this Judgment, but If it were presented
to the city and payment demanded, a
warrant would be issued for the amount,
if it were correct. This, however. Is not
what the firemen want, for as the war
rant would not be on any particular fund
It Is not certain when It would be paid,
and consequently It might not be possible
to sell It for the face. The firemen's
counsel have attempted to force the game
by levying an execution on one of the
city's sureties, hoping to force the city
Into paying the Judgment in cash.
City Attorney Long holds that the
claimants had no right to levy execution
on a surety until they had presented their
judgment to the principal and demanded
payment, and he proposse to fight It out
on this line if it takes all summer. He
says there is an error In the judgment,
which Is too large, and! that 8 per cent In
terest has been charged where the law
allows oniy 6 per cent. He has made ap
plication to the supreme court to have
the mandate recalled, and these errors
corrected, and when this Is done. If the
claimants will present their judgment to
the city, it will be the duty of the mayor
and auditor to issue a warrant In pay
In the meantime, he will undertake to
'prevent the sale of the sureties' property,
on execution, and If at any time he
finds there Is any danger of the sale be
ing made, he will give the council due
warning. He did not believe that the
current expense funds of the city could
be drawn on to pay claims of several
Tbe plaintiffs had slept on their claim,
and must wait till funds could be pro-
1 vlded to pay it. -
At the conclusion of Mr. Long's remarks
During this, the last,
week of our Remnant Sale
we allow purchasers a
off Remnant Sale
prices on all
remnants in the
Silk Dress Goods
BROKEN LOTS OF BOYS' SUITS
Six lines of all wool vestee suits, handsome little checks,
stripes and mixtures, sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6, regular $3.00
and $3.50 values, , . . ., ,
Two lines of medium shades vestee suits with separate
washable vests, sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6, regular $4.00 values
Several lines of all wool reefer suits, brown, tan and
gray mixtures, sizes 3, 4,5 and 6, regular prices $3.00
gray corduroy knee pants, regular
The Popular-Price Clothiers
BEN SELLING Manager
tbe council, on motion, proceeded with
the regular order of business.
An. ordinance Introduced by Belddng ap
propriating $150 out of the general fund
for repairing Macadam street was read
twice and referred to the street commit
tee. A petition for tho Improvement of East
Tenth street, from Belmont to East Gli
san, was referred to the street committee.
A petition from the Eastern Lumber
Company, asking for the Improvement of
Front street, from 50 feet north of the
south line of river lot 25, Watson's addi
tion, to a point 40 feet north of the north
line of block 31, Sherlock's addition, by
grading the west half of the street and
covering it with 6x6 timbers, was referred
to the street committee.
The petition of Joseph Petting for a
short sewer In SellwoocS street was
Resolutions directing publication of no
tice of intention to Improve Halght ave
nue, from Beech street to Central Alblna,
by grading and laying sidewalks, and di
recting the same action in regard to the
proposed improvement of Front street,
petitioned for by the Easterni Lumber
Company, were introduced. The council
was about to adopt them, as is usual in
such cases, when Auditor Gambell called
attention to the advisability of coming to
some decision in regard to recommenda
tions lately made by the city attorney
regarding the publication of such notices.
Mr. Long recommended that the council
adopt a rule requiring estimates of the
cost of all street Improvements to be
prepared and filed with the auditor before
publication of notice. The object of this
Is to enable property-owners to ascertain
just how much the Improvement would
cost them, so that they can. decide
whether to remonstrate or not.
The council appeared to think that this
scheme would be a good one In some
ways, but It would- cause unnecessary ex
pense in case the Improvement did not go
through, and would also tend to delay
proceedings In many cases. After some
discussion, the resolutions were referred
to tbe street committee to await Its de
cision on the city attorney's recommenda
tion. Up and Downs of a Horse.
In the wind-up of the" affairs of the
street-railway, Mr. Brunk gets the motive
power, Fred, the faithful old horse tbat
has made the trip from the hotel ;o the
two depots and return, k, these many
years. Fred, at one time, was a lobte
Willamette Iron & Steel Works
JAMES LOTAN, Manager, PORTLAND, OREGON ?
IRONFOUNDERS, MACHINISTS, BOILERMAKERS AND
Deslnners. and builders of Marine Engines and BeHers, Mining and
Dredging Machinery and General Mill and Iron Work, Fke Hydrants,
Pulleys, Shafting, etc. Correspondence solicited,
Fancy Wool Goods
In an extensive variety of weaves
New Wash Silks
New Scotch Flannels
New Swansdown Flannels
Ladies' Tailor Suits
Spring Shirt Waists
Men's and Boys' Wear
"The Bradford" a new Spring
topcoat for men
Men's New Negligee and
Fancy Starched Shirts
Men's and Boys'
Boys' Waists and
Boys' Vestee and
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75c values, for
Cor. Third -and Oak StS
animal, and although the dull routine cf
street-car duty has btaated bis spirits and
taken the beauty from his form, he st.,1
retains traces of bis former greatness, anj
retains the respect of all who knew his
when be was somebody. Fred ha had
his ups and. down, and his experience as
an attaehe of the Hotel Corvalli, when
his week's rations consisted of a handful
of faded straw, will atways remain in his
memory as a hideous nightmare. H's
friends of former days are pleased tbat in
the breaking up of the street-car enter
prise, this faithful servaat falls into good
REGISTRATION MOVES SLOWLY
So Far, Only One-Third of Vetera
Have Registered. '
At closing time Saturday night, E022 vo
ters had registered. Of this number, 4597
are from the 11 wards of the city. In 1898
13,570 votes were east in the 11 city wards
for candidates for governor. The registra
tion by wards follows First, 190 second,
4&S: third, 360; fourth, 584; fifth, 562; sixth,
466; seventh, 151; eighth, 318; ninth, 578;
tenth, 410; eleventh, 2TO; tetal, 4697
It will be observed tbat, so far scarcely
one-third of the qualified voters have
availed themselves of the privilege of
registration. It is not advisable to delay
registration until the last few days or
weeks, when tbe clerks1 la charge will ba
rushed with business.
GOOD TRAIN SERVICE.
Between. Portland end Chicago "Via
the O. R. & N.'
The time t Chicago by either of the O.
R. & X. trains, the St. Pawl fast mall, or
the Portland-Chicago special, is only
three and a half days. This Is several
hours faster than by aay other route
from the coast. The ears on either of
the above trains are new aad strictly up
to date, being fitted with all the latest
improvements, asd are vesiibuled through
out. Dining ears are attached to all
trains, thus doing away with the pro
verbial "M minutes for dinner.''
For full Information, call on
V. A. SCHILLING,
City Ticket Agent, 264 Washington street.
Habitual constipation cured, and the
bowels strengthened by the regular use
of Carter's Little Liver Fills in sma 1
doses. Don't forget this.