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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1900.
OBSERVED LINCOLN DAY
GOVHRAOR GH. EOXOGIZES THE
PBOPhWS GREAT PRESIDENT.
Hosaerial Services' Were Held at Sun-
ys4d Ketkedlst Church, Under
Auspices et Bpwortk League.
Moniorttil services appropriate te the
MilMwi' of Abraham Lincoln -were held
last Bight at the Svmystte Methodist
ijhufl under the auspices el Alpha chap
ter, JCpworth League. Wh.le every effort
tc4 Biade to provide seats for the great
erw. many were turned away. A tem
porary gallery bad been built, the aisles
ware occupied by a double row of chairs,
and the platform was also filled with
chain; The decorations of the church
-were greatly admired, and very artistic
Tfee statuary display was particularly ef
fective. Over the platform an arch of
the national colors had been erected, the
keyetone of which was a magnificent atar I
of oloctric lights or rea, wane ana oiue,
and other colored electric lights depended
ifom the arch, from the celling of the
oburch and from the improvised gal.ery
Above the central arch was the familiar
rwgge4 features of Lincoln, with Grant
em4. Washington on either side. In other
portions of the auditorium there was pro
fe display of sh.elds in red, white and
Mue. and the pictures of American states
Ma and warriore. C. A. Wa.ker, assist
.ef by the young men of the league, made
the decorations. Rev. S. A. Starr, D. D.,
-the paster, gave the young people every
oMoottragement, and aided all In his power
la their patriotic effort. W. R. Insley,
prosMent of the league, had general
dharge of the programme. Sumner post,
. A. R., was g.ven reserved seats, while
the guests of honor occupied the platform.
The gallery was mainly occupied by the
Mount Tabor Military "band. Pres.dent
Infltty gracefully turned the direction of
the exercise over to Governor Geer. The
muoic interspersed between the addresses
-was excellent. The programme opened
with an overture. "M.dnight," by the
Mount Tabor Military band; song, "America,-
Professor C. A. Walker, accom
panied by the band and audience; prayer,
Sv. G. W. Gue, D. D. chaplain One Hun
dced and S ghth Illinois volunteers; Mount
, Tower band; "Flag Without a Stain,"
Starr-Walker quartet S. A. Starr,, C. A.
Walker. Stanley A. Walker and Clifford
Walker. Governor Geer. on taking charge,
made the following address:
Geveraer Geer'n AMdrcss.
"When the story of the life and pu"b
Me aervtces of Abraham Lincoln ceases
te be of transcendent interest to the
poaplc of our country, we may well look
ahewt ws for the first indications point
ing te the decline of American patriotism.
Of alt the nations that have had a part
tot the history of the human race, none
stands out so boldly as the embodiment
of centuries of struggling for human free
dom as does our own. The heroic effort
ot our forefathers for governmental in
dependence had never been paralleled,
and Its success was due largely, if not
wholly, to the exalted and determined
character of the men who were leaders
in the American Revolution, and to the
mwcllhm patriotism of the men who sup
ported them. During the 110 years of our
national life, which has been marked by
a eont.nual extension of Individual rights
and a gradual spread of national influence
among the powers of the earth, many
asatesmen have entered public life, de
voted their best energies to the welfare
of the country, and passed on, taking a
more or less prominent place, permanent
ly, perhaps, in our national history.
"But, confessedly, above all, these men,
hi point of simnltc.ty of character, love
of country, devotion to duty and stead
fastness of purpose under circumstances
Hfe ceniatance of which seemed to re--'tttm
almost superhuman power, stands
he -whose birth occurred 81 years ago today
In a lonely log cabin in the mountain
wilds of Kentucky. He was born amidst
the frowning aspects of the most a'bject
poverty, and surrounded by environments
of the most d-scouraging character. It
woaM be difficult to find a young, man
today M the state of Oregon, or in any
State, arrived at the age of 21 years,
prospects of life are not far more
than were Lincoln s at a simi
lar age. Absolutely unschooled, he began
the battle of life bankrupt in every par
4.iUtar save in the possession of an hon
est heart, a strong brain and the good
-WW of all who knew him. But these at
trttmfese made him rich beyond computa-
Frem the beginning of his public ca
reer he minunwd the cause of the plain
p sonic, always with an earnestness whose
tnaoerity was unquestioned, and, upheld
and home along by them as the most
tmaoad advocate of their rights, he be
enaM president of the Un.ted States at
-the oontnarattvely early age of SI years.
There Is a fascination attend ng his
life and later struggles, which
successful even In his temporary
ftcf U, and In the rounding out of his
great triumph for human freedom, that
has no parallel in the lite ot any other
ms ta ancient or modern times. I have
en two occasions walked across the broad
of the old Mount Vernon home
In Virginia, each of which was so
to and loved by the Father of His
Qoanli j. have stood in the open door of
the room and looked upon the bedstead
-Where his body lay when his great spirit
took Ma night for another world, and
have looked upon the sarcophagus which
oonitntns his remains on the banks of the
lovelr Potomac, and as a result Imbibed
aa far as one might the spirit that impelled
the fathers of the great Revolution to
make their heroic struggle for an inde
pendent government resting upon the con
sent of the governed. I may be differ
ent Croat other men in this respect, but
those experiences did not engender in my
aeart that feeling of veneration which
wa nave while standing In the little room
oa Tenth street. Washington city, where
the honest and sympathetic heart of Lin
eote ptaeed its troubling and his earthly
career was ended. And it was an easy
matter, while standing later on the very
pot m the room where he stood when
aeavertng his greatest logical speech, 'a
honae divided against Itself cannot stand,'
or by hie tomb in the beautiful Oak
JftMge eemetery, near Springfield, to be-
the wining stave of my lmaglnat'on
to the great TMttles of the
as he and Douglas disturbed the
of Itltoota. and ultimately the very
ctoemnferance of the nation Itself, by the
Intellectual struggle that was but prelim
inary to the greater one of ISM. and which
is familiar to every student of American
"Abraham Lincoln Is the one great-man
of that country who' began Ms life in a
degree of poverty bordering on absolute
destitution, who won the presdency
through the abiding faith the masses had
la Ms devotion to their Interests, and who
made no nubile mistakes In his great ca
reer that stand out against him today.
Taking the helm of government at the
beKhutUie of the greatest war the world
ha, ever known, both in the magnitude
of the number of men engaged and the
vital queettomr Involved, there were times
when our relatione with foreign govern
ments were so strained that our greatest
Inlamats. nonptuosed. came to hlra for
the final solution of the gravest problem a
that confronted them, and our 'best gen
erals never made a mistake when follow
ing his advice, wh'ch they often sought.
"It hi fitting that we should reverently
celebtate the anniversary of the day that
gave Abraham Lincoln to our country, for
who can measure, who will undertake to
measure, the debt we owe to the results
of fats life work. He stands today In his
tory as the typical, pesetbie product of
oar form of government, a model for pub
He officiate and an Inspiration to the com
mon people. Although reviled, denounced
and condemned by a large portion of his
coaaUinim to the vary day of his death,
he otoad as a rock In" a weary land, and
answer ved from his path of duty, which
lighted from heaven, he carried
across the stormy sea of a four years'
war the greatest burden borne by any
man eince the day of the crucifixion; and,
having deposited the great trust reposed
in him to the people who gave It, he yield
ed up his life on the altar of constitutional
liberty. In whose Interests his every effort
had been made. The great burden he tri
umphantly carried through the tempestu
ous flames of civil war was the guaran
tee that this government of the people,
by the people and for the people should
not perish from the earth."
Lincoln ns President.
Judge M. C. George said:
"My most vivid Impression of the
homely form and fatherly face of Abra
ham Lincoln came from the personal de
scription of my brother on his return
from the city of Washington, whore he
had carried Oregon's electoral vote for
Lincoln's second term as president. I
was then but a lad of 15 years, but full
of the fire of partisanship, and my deep
Interest in the recital of my brother of
his personal Interview with President
Lincoln was heightened by the fact that
since he had seen the face of Mr. Lin
coln, that great and good man had died
the martyred hero of our nation.
"Abraham Lincoln's service as president
began at the dictate of the free voters of
America and ended wath the shot of a
"Born In a humble American home,
reared entirely under American Influences,
elevated at the most frying time to the
highest office in the gift of the American
republic, after a masterful record of the
wisest statesmanship, he died the death
of the martyr ever to live in the hearts
of his countrymen as the most revered
of the great and good of America.
"Our m nation had reached that period
when it needed at the helm a master hand.
Lincoln had been fitted and prepared
through long years .of labor, of study, and
of self-denial. His judgment had been
perfected through years of deep reflection
over the Impending troubles threatening
the life of our country. He was a master
of his own life from childhood, and his
self-reliance had been born of difficulties,
and struggles and victories. Necessity
and difficulty are ever the mother of men
who achieve greatness.
"Lincoln as president at once became
the central and Imposing figure in a mag
nificent work of uniting permanently our
nation the triumphant crowning of the
capstone over the grand arch of the Amer
ican Union. As Washington had been the
creator, Lincoln was to oe the preserver.
"At that eventful period all the mighty
forces of evil were at work to dissolve
our American Union. The gathering war
clouds everywhere were portentous with
trouble and disunion. The constitution
was to become but a rope of sand. The
United States were about to be disunited
and the North and South were to part
"Where would be the end? Soon the East
and the West might fall apart The di
viding portions might again be divided,
and subdivided and on and ope the ever
grinding, dissolving, disintegration of the
grand nation might continue until finally
only chaos might reign over all American
territory. Where, then, would have been
our American nation, with Its one flag,
one country and one destiny? As a free
and united people a united loyal North
and South, we today tremble and shudder
as we contemplate the dark picture of
18C0. No wonder the great heart of Lin
coln was Bad. No mortal can realize the
burden and weight that was upon his mind
and soul. With nerve of steel and lovo
of country, and trust In God, he raised
his hand toward high heaven and with
bowed head he took upon himself the con-,
stitutional oath of office: 'I do solemnly
swear that I will faithfully execute the
office pf president of the United States,
and will, to the best of my ability, pre
serve, protect and defend the constitution
of the United States.'
"In his Inaugural address he said to the
men of the South: 'In your hands, my dis
satisfied fellow-countrymen, and not In
mine. Is the momentous dssue of civil war.
The government will not assail you. You
can have no conflict without yourselves
being the aggressors. You have no oath
registered In heaven to destroy the gov
ernment, while I have the most solemn
one to preserve, protect and defend It.'
"It was a pathetic and powerful, but
vain appeal. Our flag wre flred upon by
those who owed it allegiance, and war
came grim-vlsaged war, with all Its
"His war movements were timely and
powerful, like the emanelp ..tion proclama
tion, which came like a thunderbolt from
a clear sky, falling with deadening weight
upon the Confederacy of the South. The
whole Union was preserved in freedom.
Not a single state was left without, not
a single slave within.
"Bring forth the garlands and deck the
brow of the Immortal Lincoln the pre
server of the Union and the founder of
universal freedom. There Is now one
triumphant Union of 45 free states. Over
them all, and as one united whole and
around the world floats tho old flag to
night the same old flag one flag, one
constitution and one destiny forever
more." Lincoln ns n Lavryer.
A. H. Tanner made an address on "Lin
coln as a Lawyer." He instituted a com
parison between Chief Justice John Mar
shall and Lincoln, and said the former
was easily the first American, and Lin
coln was the second great American law
yer. The speaker drew a parallel be
tween them, and then said:
"I am aware lfiiat some of Lincoln's bi
ographers, notably Mr. Herndon, for many
years Mr. Lincoln's law partner, give it
as their opinion that Lincoln was not a
very great lawyer. They tell us that his
greatness lay In other channels; that he
was a great politician and a great leader
of men. It is true that his fame as a law
yer Is overshadowed somewhat by his
achievements as a political leader, and
as a great statesman, but it does not fol
low from that that he was not also en
titled to take rank as a great lawyer.
What It takes to constitute a great lawyer
In the estimation of these gentlemen biog
raphers Is left In obscurity. It wIH be
conceded that Mr. Lincoln was not deeply
learned In the technical features of the
law, so as to be entitled to be called a
great technical lawyer. He would not
take rank with that so-called great law
yer of Vermont, who Is so technical that
It has been said of him that 'he would see
a fly on a barn door without ever seeing
the barn door.' Mr. Lincoln was not
that kind of a great lawyer. If great
ness in the law consists In the ability to
get a technical advantage of an adversary
and press It home without regard to the
right or Justice of the case, then Mr.
Lincoln was not a great lawyer, for his
conscience would not allow him to do that.
Many times in his practice he would waive
a technical advantage when he saw that
It was likely to result In wrong or Injus
tice. But if to be a great lawyer is to
have an Inborn love of truth and Justice;
a comprehensive view of legal principles
and the ability to apply them to the case
in hand; an unerring Insight Into the vital
point of a controversy and logic eloquence
and power of argument to marshal the
facts and apply the law, constitutes a
great lawyer, then I do not hesitate to
say that, considering Lincoln's advan
tages, his surroundings, and his oppor
tunities, he was the peer of any lawyer
this country has yet produced."
Following an Interesting sketch of Lin
coln as a circuit-rider. Mr. Tanner said:
"As showing Mr. Lincoln's great kind
ness of heart and sympathy for others
may be mentioned his consideration for
younger members of the bar. If he hap
pened to be pitted against a young or
inexperienced lawyer, he showed him
every couipesy and consideration, and
would scorn to take advantage of his
weakness or Inexperience. It was the
custom of young men to go to Lincoln for
advice, and when they had difficult prob
lems to appeal to him to help them- out,
and they never appealed in vain; he
would stop his work at any time to give
them advice and put them on the right
"Mr. Lincoln had some peculiar char
acteristics, exhibited In his practice, which
amounted almost to eccentricities. He
would refuse to take a case, even for his
best friends, if he was satisfied their con
tention was wrong. Judge Davis, before
whom he practiced, says that he was
never at bis best, except when he knew
that he was right in a case, and that then
he was Invincible. He would sometimes
abandon a case In the midst of a trial. If
he became satisfied that his client was in
the wrong. One case of this kind is men
tioned where he was associated with other
attorneys, and after the case had pro
gressed for some time he remarked to
his associates that he .would not make an
argument, and practically dropped out of
the case. His associates went on and
won the case, and received a fee of S900,
but Lincoln would not take one dollar
of it, for the reason that he claimed that
the decision was not a righteous one.
He would frequently, against his own
interests, try to convince a litigant that
he was wrong, and persuade him to throw
up his case. In these respects Lincoln,
as was said by his friends, was 'perversely
"Lincoln was greatly beloved by his
professional brethren, and trusted by the
courts. His great fund of anecdote, and
his natural wit and humor, made him a
most agreeable companion, and fascinat
ing In conversation. Crowds would gather
around him at the tavern, the store or
the postoffice, ready to laugh at his quaint
stories and odd expressions. It Is said
that ho got his knack of story-telling
from studying "Aesop's Fables," one of
the few books he was able to set hold of
In his earlier days. He often drew upon
his fund of stories to embellish an argu-
ment or to Impress a point upon the minds
of the court or Jury.
"While he used plain language among the
plain people, whom he loved and trusted,
sbme of his words will shlno In the politi
cal heavens liked fixed stars, when the
masterpieces of great orators have been
forgotten. There are Ideas of his formu
lated during his professional career, which
victorious armies have placed upon their
eagles, and carried to a grander fruition
than ever prophet foretold or poet
dreamed. The legal profession Is greatly
honored and dignified in that Lincoln came
from Its ranks, and Is another Illustration
of one of the great facts of history, that
In every struggle for human liberty and
human rights, lawyers have been in the
forefront of the battle. It was so at
Runnymede when Magna Charta was
wrung from old King John. It was so
when our forefathers determined to throw
off the English yoke. There was Otis
and Henry, Adams and Jefferson, Hamil
ton and Marshall, and hundreds of others,
famous lawyers of their time, who led tho
way, and the people followed. Lincoln
went fresh from the bosom of the legal
profession Into the great arena of national
politics to struggle for the cause of uni
versal liberty, and he kept up that strug
gle until the Declaration of Independence
was made an immortP-' truth; until every,
human being, no matter from what coun
try he comes, no matter what disastrous
conflict may have beaten down his liber
ties; no matter what sun hay have
chanced the color of his skin; no matter
what tyrant may have held him In .bond
age, the moment he touches our shores
he becomes a free man, with 'freedom's
soil beneath his feet, and freedom's ban
ner o'er him.'
"Lincoln's fame began as a lawyer, and
widening Into the broader field o states
manship, Is not confined to his own coun
try, but is world-wide. Wherever a voice
is raised In behalf of humanity, there the
name of Abraham Lincoln Is reverently
spoken As Illustrating the universality
of Lincoln's fame and as a fitting con
clusion of my remarks, I quote from an
address delivered by the great republican
orator of Spain, Emllio Castelar, who,
after recounting the chief events of Lin
coln's life and his great work In the
cause of liberty and humanity, concluded
with these striking words: 'Until at last
that nothing might be wanting to his
glory, not even martyrdom, like Socrates,
like Christ like all redeemers, he fe'll
at the foot of his finished work his work
upon which humanity will forever shower
Its tears, and God his benediction.' "
"Lincoln ns Seen Today."
The closing address was made by L.
H. Wells, who said in part: "There was
only one Lincoln, and there will never
he another. In looking for the power of
this great commoner, who without facili
ties for acquiring education was able to
create an epoch, I have concluded that It
rests In his keen perception of the right
and absolute unselfish patriotism. As dis
tinguished from other men more brilliant
than he, there Is no comparison, and in
contrast with the men whom he molded
and handled, he seemed to suffer. These
men, with their matchless endowments
and acquirements, seemed to outshine Lin
coln, and at first they regarded him as
an ungainly freak which some evolution
of the times had upheaved, but this esti
mate was first displaced for one of re
spect, then trust, and finally of supreme
tellance; and when these polished men
became panic-stricken under disaster, Lin
coln was the one -strong man among them
all. who held them to the'r posts when
they were ready to flinch. We cannot at
tilbute this power to his polish, for he
had little of that; but we must attribute
It to his rugged moral courage, his sin
gleness of purpose, his divine patience,
his sublime fortitude and the underlying
purity of all his motives. His life has
been- thoroughly exploited, and out of the
vast range of magazine stories it may be
seen today that he grew Into his great
ness. With him It was a constant widen
ing and broadening process, from the rail
splitter to surveyor, and from the coun
try lawyer to the statesman with broad
views and keen Intellect capable of grap
pling with the problems that rent the na
tion, and of seizing the helm when others
held baok In dismay. Out of the rawest
material, out of this backwoodsman, this
rallsplltter and fiatboatman, nature cre
ated a man who dominated over men of
the highest culture. Drudgery, ca'amty,
exasperation, abuse, want, disappoint
ment, grief and self-abasement were the
means that developed Abraham Lincoln:
but It Is the Intellect, the diamond under
the crust, out of which nature sometimes
creates her most splendid product. As
Emerson says: 'It is a strange process, too
this by which experience Is converted
Into thought, as the mulberry leaf Is con
verted into silk.' But we cannot claim
Abraham Lincoln as our own he belongs
to all tho nations and to all the centuries."
Zarlna clzarettes not made by Japs or
Chinamen, 10c for 10.
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS
QUESTION OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
FEB IN "DIVORCE SUITS.
Heard ljy Four Judges, Sitting To
gether Argument of Attorney
Marquam, Who Brought Action.
Judges Frazer, Sears, Cleland and George
sat together In department NoJL yester
day, and heard the argument upon the
question of the right of the county to ex
act a district attorney's fee of $10 In each
divorce suit. The matter was taken un
der advisement. Formerly, the district
attorney received these fees, but since
the office of district attorney has been
placed upon a salary, the clerk of the
court has collected the fee as before, and
has turned the money over to the county
U. S. G. Marquam filed a mandamus
proceeding to obtain a decision of the
court upon the subject, contending that
the district attorney fee In divorce cases
was done away with by the fee law of
1895 and the repeal confirmed by the act
of 1S99 concerning fee.
Mr. Marquam, in his argument, read
and commented upon all of the statutes
bearing upon the case, beginning with sec-
tlon 977, of the code, law of 1862, which
"In any suit for the dissolution of the
marriage contract, or to have the same
declared void, the state Is to be deemed
a party defendant, and It shall be the
duty of the district attorney, so far as
necessary, to prevent fraud or collusion
in such suit." Section 1074 of the statute
was next read, as follows: "The fees pro
vided for In the last section shall be paid
to the district attorney by the county
where the services are rendered, except
the fees In the prosecution or defense of
a civil action or proceeding, In which the
state Is a party, and In divorce suits It Is
hereby made the duty of plaintiff In every
divorce suit to deposit with the clerk of the
court In which the suit Is Instituted the
sum of $10 before the complaint Is filed,
which sum shall be paid to the district at
torney by the clerk as his fee. The clerk
shall not receive or file tho complaint In
any suit for a divorce until such fee be
This act, Mr. Marquam said, was the law
under which the clerk Justifies the collec
tion of the fee. Counsel argued that It
was repealed by the act of 1895, providing
for the collection of fees by the several
clerks of the circuit and county courts
at the time of filing any suit, action or
proceeding for the enforcement of private
rights, Including appeals, writs of review
and proceedings in probate. A fee of $10
was provided where the amount In con
troversy exceeds $500, and $5 where the
amount la less than $500, and $5 and $3
according to the amount Involved, at the
time of filing an answer, demurrer or
motion. This act further provides that
these sums "are to be in lieu of all fees
parties litigant have heretofore been re
quired to pay to clerke, sheriffs and all
other officials In such matters."
Mr. Marquam said: "Surely the district
attorney Is an official, and under this act
the plaintiff is not required to pay the
district attorney's fee upon filing a divorce
complaint To hold otherwise would vio
late the very terms of the act."
Counsel next took up the act of 1898,
which places the office of district attorney
on a salary, and provides that all estab
lished fees shall be turned over to the
county treasurer, and that the established
fees shall remain In force, except for ser
vices rendered for or on behalf of the state
or Multnomah county, for which no charge
shall be made. Counsel asserted that at
the time of the passage of this law, there
was no established fee In dlvnrce cases,
because it had been repealed by- the act
of 1895, and even under the statute of
1898 there could be no such fee exacted for
the reason that the service Id a divorce
suit was a service rendered for and In
behalf of the state (act of 1862). for which
there can be no charge.
Mr. Marquam concluded by reading the
fee bill of 1895, as amended by the legis
lature In 1899, adding a sheriff's fee of $4
In Multnomah county, and stilt providing
that the fees collected "are to be In lieu
of all fees parties have heretofore been
required to pay to clerks, sheriffs and all
other officials In such matters."
It was contended that under the showing
made, a district attorney's te& cannot be
collected, especially as the act of 1S90
also provides: "All laws and parts of laws
In conflict herewith are hereby repealed
In so far as they conflict Inasmuch as
the statute laws, as they now exist, are
vague, conflicting, Impracticable and bur
densome to the taxpayers, this act shall
take effect and be In force from and after
Its approval by the governor "
Alex Bernstein, jr., employed as special
counsel by the county, argued the contrary
position, contending that at best the fee
of the district attorney in divorce suits
was only repealed by Implication, and said
that was not even the fact. The law of
1895, he said, had no reference to the dis
trict attorney's fee, and the act of 1S9S,
he asserted, continued the fee, as it stated
the "established fees" shall he collected
and paid to the county treasurer. Mr.
Bernstein went over the ground fully, and
the court took the matter under advise
ment Court Notes.
In the divorce suit of John Lynch against
Anna Lynch, a demurrer to the complaint
was withdrawn by the defendant.
An order of default was entered in the
suit of S. P. Huffman against L. 31. Huff
man. On motion of District Attorney Sewall
an Information against "William Hughes,
charging him with burglary In entering
the store of I. Benjamin, was dismissed
by Judge George yesterday. Hughes
turned state's evidence against his con
federate, Walter Leotard. The latter con
cluded not to stand trial, but pleaded
guilty and -was sentenced to one year in
The trial of Ah John, Indicted for sell
ing lottery tickets, was set for Febru
ary 14, by Judge George, and the trial
of Ah Lee for February 2L Four other
lottery cases are to be set by Judge Frazer.
FREE TUITION GRANTED.
Case "Which "Was Not Barred by Nevr
' The board of school directors held their
regular meeting last night at the City
Hall. Only three of the members weTe
present, Mr. Wittenberg being out of
town and Mr. Beach also being absent
For many meetings the subject of free
tuition has been regularly brought up, dis
cussed, and, with very few; exceptions,
granted. Last meeting it was thought the
matter was permanently settled, when a
resolution was passed saying that no
more free tuition would he granted, but
the subject was revived again last night
by an application from Mrs. O. W. Eos-
ford, who wished tuition for one Kate
Chevron. The girl's parents. It was stat
ed; are very poor, and unable to educate
the child at all. Mrs. Hosford says she Is
as an adopted child, being fed and clothed
entirely by her.
Chairman Strowbrldge and Mr. Will
iams were In favor of granting it, while
Mr. Warren was contrary to granting It,
In consideration of the resolution passed
last meeting. The two first-named direc
tors said it came within the clause grant
ing free tuition to adopted children, but
Mr. Warren, who said the people were
able to pay for the education of the
child, thought otherwise, and called for
an ava and no vote. The result was the
-petition was granted by a vote of 2 to 1.
The three children or vvimam ana
Emma SIscel were excused from vac
cination for the time being, by petition
of tho parents, who said they were trou
bled with some blood disease, and thereby
not In condition to admit the virus into
the system. The granting of this petition
was by a vote of 2 to 1, Mr. Warren again
voting no. He demanded a certificate
saying that the statement was true.
Mrs. Z. J. Fershln, of Ockley Green, a
station on the St. Johns motor line, ap
peared before the board with the request
for a school in her section of the coun
try. Thompson, Peninsula and Highland
schools now receive the children there,
but she said the distance was too far to
make the llttlo ones walk. If the district
would conduct a school midway between
tho three, she "thought the people over
there would put up the building. The
board went into tho matter with her very
carefully, but took no action.
In response to a request for small
seats from Professor Robinson, principal
of the Central school, Mr. Williams,
chairman of the supply committee, was
authorized to purchase the same. Archi
tect Miller reported) that the Holladay
school can be occupied tomorrow, but the
South Portland school will not be ready
until Monday. .
Bills to tho amount of $4200 were audited
nnri ordered Dald. These Included a con
tractor's bill of $3500, part payment of one
of the new schools.
C. U. Owen, of Tacoma, Is registered
at the Perkins.
O. E. Elliott, a Marshland logger, la at
the St. Charles.
S. A. Hamilton, of Hood River, Is at
the St. Charles.
J. T. -Peters, of The Dalles, la registered
at the Perkins.
R. L. Jeffery, of Astoria, Is registered
at the Imperial.
J. B. Rogers, of Baker City, Is regis
tered at the Imperial.
S. Elmore and daughter, of Astoria, are
guests of the Portland.
O. P. Coshow, a Roseburg attorney, is
registered at the Imperial.
J. W. Bennett and daughter, of Marsh
field, are registered at the Portland.
R. L. Rush, wife and daughter, of Pom
eroy, Wash., are registered at Ui4 Port
land. F. B. Gibson, of San Francisco, who Is
looking over this field with a view of
starting a crematory In Portland, la at
M. A. Armstrong and family, new ar
rivals from Iowa, are staying at the St.
Charles while seeking a permanent loca
tion in Oregon.
Harry Watklns, a Boise City furniture
dealer, is In Portland on business. He
says the citizens of his town have $220,
000 cash subscribed toward removing the
Oregon Short Line main track from Nam
pa, but the railroad is making no move
toward the task yet.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schow, of La
Grande, are visiting friends In the city.
For the past six or seven years Mr.
Schow has been chief clerk In the govern
ment land office at that place, and re
cently resigned the position to engage in
business at Sumpter.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. A. Stlmson
and F. G. Frink, of Seattle, and T. F.
Spencer, of Spokane, "Wash., are in the
DAILY CITY STATISTICS.
Real Estate Transfers.
Mary G. Hart and James D. Hart
to August Hlnz, lot 4, block 1, Ta
borslde; February 9 $ 600
Sheriff to Mrs. Jane McGuIre, W.
lots 5, 6, block 107, Stephens' ad
dition: February 12 700
Ethel May Plnkham et al. to Rosa
A. Crouch, 9 acres; December 21,
A. "W. Lambert and wife to Jons
Jonsson, SW. of SW. of sec
tion 5, T. 1 S., R. 5 E.; February
Sol Abraham to Mrs. Mollie Mack,
lq.ts 23, 24, 25, 26, block 2, Colum
bia Heights; February 7 1
Huldah Grace Holmes and Byron Z.
Holmes to "William M. "Whidden,
tract 6, Abernethy Heights.; Febru
ary 9 750
John Miller to Sophie Miller, 60x65
feet, block 81, Stephens' addition;
February 1 1
F. R. Strong, administrator, estate
of Joseph Holladay, deceased, lot
on Fourth near "Washington 19,500
Ole K. Baacke, 1-story cottage, corner
East Eighth and Bowman streets, $900.
February 11, Harry Goodwater, age 9
years, 766 Commercial street, diphtheria.
February 11, George H.nkel, age 1 yeai;
790 East Eighth street North, pneumonia.
February 9, Henrietta Smith, age 51
years, 703 Irving street, cancer.
February 9, Isaac Maas, age 55 years,
Twentieth and "Wilson streets, strangula
tion. February 7, Hong, Kwong, age 36 years,
Louise "Wendorf, age 16 years, 308 Fourth
Mr. Baldwin, northeast corner Sixth and
Market streets, scarlet fever.
Margaret Mear, northwest corner Twenty-second
and Flanders streets, diphtheria.
"Wliy the Editor "Don't Rip."
Harney "Valley Items.
Scarcely a week paspes but wha1. some
one with a grievance requests us to rip
some one up the back. "We don't rip. "Who
ever heard of anybody tearing their ?Mrt
and making enemies, Just to help an editor
out of trouble, or to defend him from, an
attack of some kind? Nobody. If you
are badly, used, have the manhood to fight
your own battles. Editors have learned
by experience that Individuals whose axes
they grind often use those- axes to chop
the stuffing out of the editor. If you
have anything to say to a man through
the medium of the press, take It to the
editor, put your name o It, and let her
go Gallagher; but don't ask the editor
to father your grievances.
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Stops t&e Con gli and "Works Off the
Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets cure a
cold In one day. No cure no pay. Price 25c
Smoke Zarlna cigarettes you will enjoy
them. Russian blend is mild and mellow.
TO BUILD A CREMATORY
PORTLAND MEN -TAKE UP SUBJECT
Expert From Snn Francisco Here to
Confer With Those Wh6 la
tend to Establish. It.
Frank B. Gibson, secretary of the Son
Francisco Cremation Company, is fa the
city, at the invitation of a number ot
Portland gentlemen, to consider the es
tablishment of a crematorium in Port
land. This is merely an Informal vis.t
to talk over the situation, with the end
In view of the establishment of such an
institution here at an early date. While
a number of men of wealth and influence
In the community have been considering
this proposition for two or three years, no
definite legal or financial steps have been
taken up to this time. Portland, men who
are Interested In the subject have Inspect
ed two crematories in San Francisco
these at Odd Fellows' and Cypress Lawn
cemeteries. They feel that the time Is
ripe to undertake such an enterprise in
Portland, and to aid It In a practical way
they invited Mr. Gibson here to confer
He arrived here yesterday, and will re
main several days In conference with those
who are anx-ous to see the crematory
established. Probably a semlptfbllc meet
ing will be called during the week, so
that all Interested may listen to the views
of a man who makes the construction and
operation of crematories his life busi
ness. Of course, the only way to finance
such an enterprise is to establish a cor
poration, which is likely to be done soon,
perhaps this week.
The amount Involved in the construc
tion of a building, which shall be used
as a chapel and columbarium, varies from
$25,000 to $50,000. Among the well-known
Oregonlans who are understood to be de
sirous of having a crematorium estab
lished here are D. P. Thompson, Judge C,
B. Bellinger, Richard Williams, E. B.
Williams, Dr. Thomas L. Eliot, Dr. K.
A. J. Mackenzie, Dr. Otto S. Binswanger
and F. H. Page, of Portland, and A. Bush
and Judge George H. Burnett, of Salem.
Mr. Gibson presents a plan for popular
izing the system of cremation, and mak
ing the costs of services at a crematorium
within reach of the poor. The ordinary
cost In San Francisco for the cremation
of a body, together with chapel service, Is
$45. Mr. G.hson's plan Is to Issue trans
ferable certificates of stock, each share
representing $30, payable monthly In $1
payments. One certificate will carry with
it the privilege of one cremation service,
including the chapel and organ service.
It has also the advantage of being inter
changeable with other crematories.
The feeling among Portland men who
have taken up the subject Is that the crem
atory should be a separate association
and entirely Independent of any of the
crematories now established.
The proposition of establishing a crema
tory here has been discussed at length by
the medical fraternity of Portland, both
In private and before the medical asso
ciation. It Is understood that the subject
will again come before that body at its
next meeting, February 19. A prominent
physician said yesterday that the major
ity of Portland medical men are heartily
In favor of cremation.
children growing nicely ?
Stronger each month? A
trifle heavier? Or is one of .
them growing the other
way ? Growing weaker,
growing thinner, growing
paler ? If so, you should try
It's both food and medicine.
It corrects disease. It makes
delicate children grow in
the right way taller,
stronger, heavier, healthier.
50c and Ji.oo. all druggists.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chen.uu, New York.
Marian! Wine World Famoia Tonic
A mild stimulant, tho only one that has so
unpleasant reaction, and that produces no
harmful effects. This Is asserted after contin
ued experience during1 the past thirty-five years.
All Druggists. Refuse Substitutes.
DAILY 3EE7TEOROLOGICAIi REPORT.
PORTLAND, Feb. 12. 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature, 51; minimum temperature, 35:
river reading at 11 A. M., 5.4 feet; change Jn
the last 24 hours, 0.1 foot; total precipitation,
8 P. il. to 8 P. M., 0.01 inch; total precipita
tion from Sept. 1, 1SC0, 24.35 Inches; normal
precipitation from Sept. 1, 1809, 29.14 Inches;
deficiency, 4.70 Inches; total sunshine Feb. 11,
9:24; possible sunshine Feb. 11, 10:12.
Rain has occurred only on and near the Ore
gon coast today, and, except at Astoria, It has
been only 0.01 of an inch. A trace of snow
has fallen In the Snake river valley. The tem
perature has fallen throughout the Padfia
Northwest, the fall being from 18 to 26 deg. In
Montana, 8 to 10 deg. In "Western Oregon afld
but slight In "Washington and Idaho. The cold
wave from the Canadian provinces has moved
down the Missouri valley. In Western Oregon
and "Washington the temperature ranges from 30
to 42 deg. In California the temperature Is
high for the season, having reached 70 deg. at
Red Bluff today, and 68 deg. at Sacramento.
The weather there Is clear and line.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 28 hours
ending at midnight Tuesday, Feb. 13:
"Western Oregon and "Western "Washington
Occasional rain; Increasing temperature; south
Eastern Oregon. Eastern "Washington and
Idaho Occasional rain or snow; variable winds,
Portland and vicinity Occasional rain; in
creasing temperature; winds southwest to south.
Having sold the furniture In one lot at 454
Salmon, there will be no sale there "Wednesday
next. S. L. N. GILMAN, Auctioneer.
On Improved city and farm property, at lowen
current rates. Building loans. Installment
loans. Macmaster Sc BIrreli. 311 Woreester fclk.
Highest market price paid for municipal and
t chool bonds. Lowest rates on mortgage teaas.
Will take charge of estates as agent or trustee
on reasonable terms.
W. H. FEAR, 41G Chamber of Commerce.
Forbes-Davis Fuel Co.
Union 481. Columbia 5214.
Best Fir "Wood, Sawed $3.50
Best Fir "Wood, 4 Feet Long;.-. .. 3.23
We handle all kinds of wood and coal. We
guarantee full cords.
FOOT OF EAS YAMHRM. ST.
CLASSIFIED AD. RATE
"Seems." "Rooms aad Beard." "Hjuaei
teg Xmw," "attaatttas Wasted," 13 ws
lew, IS cents: KN words. 30 cents 21
words. 26 cents. Me. Me discount for &.
VXBBK. ALL OTHXR KSADS except
Today," 39 teats for M weeds or leas IS
words. -W eeats; 21 te X weeds. 90 cents, el
Am laserneR. Sack addttJeeal inaer.c
half; 00 further dtseewrt iteder one moni.
"X3W TODAY" (jcaage Measure up.)'
cents per Uae. first inserttea: 10 cents per
for each addttieaal fcwertfcm
ANSWKR8 TO ADVMtTISEMENTS.
dressed eare Tfce Oregentaa aad left at &!a
nee. saeeM always be tedosed la sea.ed
opes. No staaw Is required ea such .etters.
Toe Oregoataa will aet te responsive tzi
rers la aaverttseateata takes through Jia
Tares stents, begtaalag- Monday Feb li
"The Little Minister" la a triumph tir -
if. iceatncals. New York Herald
MR. CHARLKS FROHMAX PRETTS
3UCCB8S OF TRK CENTT tT.
THB LITTLS MINISTER."
By J. M. Bane, founded on his niwel cfj
same Banc. Presented for 30 nlRnis 1
York. PRICRS-Lower floor. $1 SO oa.1
flrst 3 rows. 1; second 3 rows, "So last 6 i
we; gallery. 35c. Seats now on pale
"ERIN GO BRArGM"
All the week, commencing Sunday, Feb.
a. cowpany tnat stands tr-excllence- is
THE MOORE-ROBERTS Cf
THE MOORE-ROBERT3 C
Sunday. Monday. Tnemar and TS
"Mrs. Quinn's Twlaa". Thursday Friday,
uruny jiatinee and Saturday evening,
cault's great play. "Arrah Na Pogue
Correct eostumea. Special scentery St
casi. usuai PRICES.
AUCTION SALES TODATf.
At 18 A. M.. at -ill Washington at. by ;
x nit-.. -.t
-. uMrtmn, ttwnftnmr.
& A. S. KITS. OKZC
1. Saeeial meeting-
evening' at 8 o'clock. Worj
4th, 5th aad 6th degree
KLLISON ENCAMPMENT. NO. 1. I C
Rerular meetliur thfa (Tueedh.y') eve-
7-30. Work In the Patriarchal degree s.i
welcome. R. OSVOLD. C
S. ORUTZK. Scribe.
NOTICE. All members of Company O.
ond Oregoa vohHrteera, are requested fs
at Hotel Portland 8 o'clock Tuesday r'K' '
C. B. BATY, First Ser
TRBMBATH-Jehit Trcmfcoth. of Oregon
will be burled Tuesday afternoon. 13ti ca
austfees of the B. P. O. S., Portion! :
No. 142. of which he waa a member JC
bera will take 12:1ft ear from Aider and :
tp. for OreB. City.
HENRY D. GRIFFIN. Exalted RuM
LOUIS DAMSCAaCH, Sec.
EDWARD HOLJUAN, Undertaker,
and Yamhill sts. Reaa Stinaon, Is
assistant. Beta phones No. SOT.
J. P. FINLEfY" Jk SOX, Undertake
Lady Assistant. 275 Third st. Tell
F. S; DUNNING, Undertaker, 414
Alder. Lady Assistant. Both phot
19 POUNDS DRY GRANULATED St - V
Artnickle's or Lioa coffee. 2 packages.
Orezon ranch eggs, 16e a dozen, best ere!
ery butter, 60c square; coal oil. 5-ga.Irn.
S&c; gcodi flour, too sacx; lv-pouna eacx
ham flour. 16c: 18 pounds No. 1 rice
Oregon Caah Grocery Co.. 23S North lit
MORTGAGE LOANS. PRIVATE FOTTTS,
suras to suit; large or email, on ci7
farm property, at lowest rates, .ml. u. ur
Agent, 3H Conateroial Moek.
SAGO. TAPIOCA. SPLIT PEAS, PEAHL Dj
ley, cornstarch, gloaa starch ana dried ga
ceaei. 5c Per pouno. At jyiciiinnon ur
Co., 173 Thtrd et.
Nettiiwr 5 to 8 per cent, for Bale. J.
Cruthers & Co.. 314 Chamber of Commerce.
Has been leading coal on coast for 20 yej
Pacific Coast Co., aw waaaington sc -xei.
Notice Is hereby given that the regular
amination of applicants tor state ce-t.ad
and state diplomas win oe neia in T-e re
of the Portland busmees college Flfti
-Varnhni streets, on February 14, 15, 13 ;
as follows: Commencing Wednesday
ruary 14, at 9 o'clock, and contIr..r.g
Saturday, February li. at 4 o cioct
TtranhM for Wednesday Penmansh'u,,
tery, spelling, algebra, reading, schoc: la
Tlranehes for Thureday Written aV'ia
theory of teaching, grammar, bockkeepf
Dhvslcs. civil government.
-RraTrohM fm- Friday Phnrtology geograa
mental arithmetic, composition, physlca gi
Branches for Saturday Botany, p.ano gel
etry. general history, Engiisn literature,
The state board of education has decided '
an applicant for a state paper need not v
on all branches required for the same at
niw o-r.imlnatlon- The work may be mai
extend over three consecutive examination,
applicant choosing the branches to be lakes!
each. The writing on the different bra:
mtutt tw don on the particular days a
designated. nd all applicants who cHocs
certain branen rauac Begin inereon at uie
It ohould be particularly noted that this I
amination is for applicants for slate paj
only, and not for those who desire to obfl
rountv eertlfleates. An examination or as
cants for county eertlfleates will be heij
Anrll 11. 12 and 13." a. r. akmstria ji
FOR SAMS RBAX ESTATE.
MOTINT TABOR RE8IDBNOE FOR BALI
nice home, with large grounds. overlooki-gO
ey. Any person warning a nice ncme ip
JJTimJ. WIMI D.7 rj.....wt H..VU.V uvjrw
stxtn-etreeT residence v c, large n
home, with good corner lot. a very attr
home. A Dargam.
Nob Hill Nice, new 8-room modern
dence and full lot. Owner leaving state
Mil at very attractive price. Any fa
wanting a nice, new, dean home, at a
gain, should inspect this.
NmI 5-room cottage- on Bast 14th. at.
IfiCO. "Betsy terms of paym.ats if wanted
Two 7-room cottages, with full corner
on East 23d sc. at only $3609. A good c
for two families to get homes on easy ta
Irvlwr-street lot Very nice lot. 60x150
In size, in the vIotnMy of fine lmprovemei
Low price. I
17 th and Petty grove sts. Nice quaier b
at a bargain, ueiongs to a nonresident,
it ta A SNAP.
Nice home, with full corner lot. on 22i
Is a nice, modern-cost home, and Is cheat;
Several nice heraes oa the East S13e In
ferent additions. Persons wanting a Lczrw
building site should call upon. Mr Henry J
" Fine corner lot on Bast 14th and T!"
sts.. near ear line, and in vicinity cf
improvements. Any person wanting a fires
to bulla upon secvid Inspect tns.
Lincoln Park Annex I have a cumber1
lots In this addition, ftontlrg on 'ra-.i n
East sixtn and seventh sts., and on. ir,
cott. Sktdsaore. Mason and Shaver sts. 1
from $109. $126 te SIM ner lot Tnere is
sense in any poor man being withc-j a. hi
when he can buy these full-sized wta a:
prices. Come and select one of these its
Apply to CHAB. X. HENRY 273 S'arlc
$4800 J. W. OGILBBE. ROOM 11, 145 a Fill
56 acres; 40 acres ta One state cf ri."i
tion; good B-roem farmhouse, large tiar'-s
other outbuildings; 10 acres in good bear
orenara. nes on the south slope c .au
Seott. 8 miles from the courthouse sci' lei
all iBwlememts 20 with the clace L.r
wagons, plows, mower, rakes, etr- A cii
suburban farm, and a good investment
S4W0 BU3INES8 PROPERTY A"FTjl
One brick Improvement; paying ov- I 'J
cent net; owner got Nome fever hxt
Co., roam 7 Sherlock build irg.
WJ-ACRE 3TOCX XXOJ GRAIV RVN'M
half In cultivation: Yamhill coun ?
ftce; terms to suit purchaser j.r.iujTi
Walton. 279 Washington st
TWO BARGAIN, WEST SIDE REqlPF1
property, well located; -room no use
7 rooms and 38x160. lot. S8800. Wri
Ward A Co., 2 8tark st.
EXCHANGE N1CXEL-IN SLOT '-Aln
phone, with 30 records, for bicycle or tyl
' LODCW OP
writer. .. box 414. oiur.