Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 22, 1900, Page 10, Image 10

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There is oamethteg of & dispute between
otwioaec things Egyptian and Assyrian
sa to wWck records reach further into
the past. If we could credit the imagina
tie wt certain scholars the Wetory of As
syria goes back to & fabulous period that
eowvfe almost geological. At any rate,
there Is age enough nere to lend the
Btyetery of antiquity to this study; and
the dteeovery and deciphering of these
records form another chapter in the ro
mance of modern, scholarship.
la 1642 a French consul, P. E. Botta,
feegan to make excavations near Nineveh,
where he found ruins of great extent.
The objects sent by him to the Louvre
were sufficient to awaken the curiosity of
scholars. A few years later the work of
ensevrattoa was taken up by Layard, and
the rutae unearthed by him in Nineveh
and Babylon from IMS to 1S50 are de
scribed by htm in volumes that have be
come classics of English literature. Here
for oenturiee had lain, under mounds of
earth blown up by, the wind, the remains
of a mighty civilization, that long ago had
arouoed the Interest of Herodotus and
other historians. Among other things
L&yard found several rooms filled with the
rettcs of & remarkable library- It was the
custom of the Assyrians to use for books
amt documents, even for business receipts
and contracts, clay tablets or cylinders,
and Layard had stumbled on a vast store
house or library of these records, which
were, however, for the most part In a
wretchedly mutilated condition. Some 30,
ttt of these fragments were sent to the
British museum, and the interpretation
of these and of later finds has given us a
unique knowledge of that portion of
ancient history. It is good to add that
America also has done her share in this
work. In 1867 the university of Pennsyl
vania sent a party to the spot, with the
result that about 90,609 fragments nave
been collected in the university museum
In Philadelphia.
The characters employed by the Assyr
ians were as peculiar as the substance
-used Instead of paper. These are the so
called cuneiform, or wedge-shaped char
acters, watch were known" to us, even
before the time of Botta and Layard, from
certain inscriptions on stone, but which de
fled interpretation until greater resources
were at our command. These cuneiform
wrtttnas are in several different styles and
languages. Those of oldest date are not
strictly wedge-shaped, but are made of
short, straight lines, and arc the amplified
outlines of Ideographs, or picture words.
that had been employed for stone Inscrip
tions. When they came into use a
wedge-shaped Instrument was handy for
pressing the marks on the moist earth,
and we have genuine cuneiform writing.
This writing was now ideographic and syl
labicthat is, some characters stood for
a word, while others were phonetic and
recorded a syllable. When, later on, the
Pendane conquered Assyria, they adopted
the same method of writing, but in a
much simplified form, using only 42 char
acters as a phonetic alphabet.
There is at present a vivacious dispute
waging among Assyriologists in regard to
the people who first inhabited the fertile
valley of the Euphrates and Tigris. It
used to be held, and many still hold, that
this people, called the Akkadians, or Su
mertans or Sumero-Akkadlans, who bulK
Babylon and originated that great civiliza
tion, were of the Turanian race, and quite
Afferent in language and character from
the Assyrians, who later subdued them.
Other scholars maintain that from the first
the Inhabitants of Babylon were of Semitic
source, akin that is, in language and re
ligionto the Hebrews and Arabs. How
ever this may be, the civilization of the
country s known to the ancient Jews and
Greeks, and as we see it reflected In its
rutaa, was chiefly Semitic
As has been said, the tablets already in
terpreted Include almost every form of
literary and incidental writing. What
mar hi any true sense be reckoned as lit
erature is all strongly imbued with re
Kgtous Ideas. Apart from the Interest of
mere antiquity and the slight Influence
that Assyria had on more important civ
ilisation. It cannot be !ald that this litera
ture has any great intr nslc value. Profes
sor Jastrow in his recent handbook of the
Assyrian religion divides the subject treat
ed into Ave groups magical texts, hymns
and prayers, omens and forecasts, cos
mogony, epics and legends. Note the fol
lowing hymn of Nebuchadnezzar, the king
so well known to us in the Bible, to the
god Marduk. The translation is Profes
sor Jastrow s:
"O Sternal mrier' Lord of the Universe!
Orant mat the name of the king whom Thou
"Whose ( Thou hit, mentioned, may flourish
m seesas good to Thee.
Outste Mm on the Hsrht path.
I am the rater who ofeeye Thee, the creation of
It te Thorn -who hast created me.
And Thou hast Intrusted to me sovereignty ever
AuaMahm; to Thy mere)-. O Lord, wfeteh Thou
ton all.
to toe Thy supreme rate.
. the tear of Thy divinity la my heart.
Grant to me whatsoever seem good before Thee,
Mm It Is Ttaoa that dost control my life."
Mutably the moot Interesting and im
portant part of Assyrian literature is com
wtsut la certain mythical poems and in
Assyrian Tablet of Creation Series.
tho great epic of QUgameeh. Wore space
nt ciammand It would be profitable to study
In aVetHtl some of these minor poems, and
amoctally the famous lines which tell of
the deacmt of Ishtar. goddess of love
and im-tUttr. into hades, and of the blight
which her absence caused to the upper
world of light. The description here given
of the realm of the dead, on whose por
tals the chast Me ever undtetttrbeaX is one
f the mom, graphite pictures ever por
1r8(v! wHh the pea. But we must pass
n to the lawyer poem, of watch the de-
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Seymour Eaton.)
j amusing nevertniess. The treaty -was
scent of Ishtar -was formerly supposed to j doubtless read over and over again, both
be an episode. by Mn Hay Lord Pauncefote, before
The great epic of Assyrian literature is it was sent the tne senate, and the won
contalned on 12 tablets, each tablet hold- er is that neither of them was struck
ing a book, and extends through some 30,- t,y the absurdity of using "earlier if pos
C00 lines; but. unfortunately, the utmost ! sible" to emphasize "within six months."
dlMgence hitherto has failed to discover "when one remembers the opportunities'
more than half of the whole poem, and i for, and the incitements to, the most
much that has been discovered Is in so l painstaking revision offered by the draft
fragmentary a state as to make interpre- i ing of an International treaty dealing with
tatlon extremely doubtful. An American ' a momentous topic, and then recalls the
scholar. Professor Haupt. of Baltimore, contemptuous Indignation so often heaped
has done more than any other one person j upon journalistic slips of the pen, made
to restore the poem, so far as restoration in conditions so vastly less favorable for
Is possible. Even the name of the hero maintaining the niceties and exactnesses
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(In the British Museum.)
was until quite recently a. matter of en
tire uncertainty. The word was always
found written in Ideograph style, and the
conventional reading, Lsdubar, was ac
cepted in Heu of anything better. Recent
ly, however, the syllabic character has
been discovered, and the name Is now com
monly read Gllgamesh, a word which
signifies apparently savior or conqueror.
The following analysis and extracts of
the poem are abridged from Professor Jas
trow's work already alluded to:
Wo are Introduced first to tho ancient
city of Uruk (or Erech), which apparently
for some offense to the gods is suffering a
terrible siege. Then in some unknown
way (the text is here very fragmentary)
we see the city under the control of Gila
mesh. probably Its conqueror. The In-
habitants, in despair at the tyranny of i
jiKramesn. anneal 10 tne goas. ana tne '
creature of Eabani. half han and half ,
beast. Is sent to save them. The wiles of
Gllgamesh to win Eabani to his side are
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out by the prince to allure him.
Gllgamesh and Eabani are now fast
friends, and togather the two march
against an enemy who inhabits a strange
fortress situated in a grove of wonderful
beauty and shaded by a great tree. The
enemy is subdued, and, apparently, Eabani
Is made lord of the mystic garden, where
he can follow out the Instincts of his
half-animal nature.
A new element is now introduced, and
we see Ishtar, the queen goddess, plead
ing for the love of Gllgamesh. There is
a note of curious mystery In the words
which which the hero rejects her ad
vances. Too many lovers have suffered
strange ill at her hands Tammuz, a lion,
a shepherd, a bird of the forest. Of the
bird, he says:
"Thou didst crush him and break his pinions.
In the woods he stands, and laments, 'O, my
pinions. "
In revenge for this refusal Ishtar's father
sends upon him a savage bull, but the
hero and his friend destroy the beast,
and Gilgaerash offers up his horns as a
Then the gods snatch away Eabani, and
send sickness upon Gllgamesh; and the
hero In his grief and pain travels afar off
by a road beset with fantastical dangers I
to Parnaplshtlm, who alone of mankind
is immortal. He climbs a fearful moun
tain, Is ferried across the boisterous sea,
and at last meets the undying hero face
to face, only to hear that death Is inevit
able, and that he. too, must die. .rfut
how then hast thou escaped death?" asks
Gllgamesh; and in reply Parnaplshtlm
tells him the story of tne flood how for
its sins his city was buried under the
water, and only he and his wife, being
warned by a god, saved themselves in a
"six-storied" boat. When the flood sub
sides the gods are repentant for the evil
they have wrought, and grant him Immor
tality. There "Is a stunting similarity be
tween this episode and the story of the
flood in the Bible, and unquestionably the
two accounts are different versions of some
ancient tradition. When the waters have
diminished the Assyrian Noah sends out
birds, just as the Hebrew Noah:
"When the seventh day approached
I eent forth a dove.
The dove flew about.
But. finding no resting place, returned;
Then I nt forth a swallow.
The rwallow flew about.
But. finding no resting place, returned.
Then I sent forth a raven.
The raven flew oft, and, aeelng that the waters
had decreased.
Cautiously waded In the mud, but did not re
turn." Gllgamesh Is healed of his sickness and
sent by the undying hero to seek the plant
of Immortality. He finds the plant, but a
demon snatches it from his hand, and he
is forced to return, healed but still mor
tal, to Uruk.
Last of all we see him wandering from
temple to temple, lamenting his departed
friend Eabani. He even strives to learn
of the state of his friend In hades, and we
see Eabani "rise up like a wind" and
stand before him. Gllgamesh cries to him:
"Tell me, my companion, tell me, my compan
ion. The nature of the land which tbou hast experi
enced; oh. tPll me."
But the sad reply Is:
"I cannot tell thee, my Mend, I cannot tell
And so this strange poem, whose age no
man can guess, comes to en end.
Harvard unlversltv.
Grammattcal Oversight in the Xcw
New Tork Times.
According to common report Secretary
Hay not only drew up with his own hand
the Nicaragua canal treaty now before
the senate, but he devoted an enormous
amount of care to its wording, in order
that it might bo a perfect expression of
the understanding reached by himself
and the British ambassador. This being
the case, it is Indeed remarkable that so
queer a Wt of English should have crept , ,i!;!llJJlvF' witn conatipa
mto the dominant i th SMt "on, H"8 the complexion, induces plm-
whlch ends the fourth article. It reads:
"And the ratifications shall be exchanged
at "Washington or at London -within six
months of the date hereof, or earlier If
. possible." Of course It would be non
! spnsfi to nretend that the mcanlntr of this
prfcicS'lmpoSaSce & rtTlirf
little twist is nothing-, but It is sufficiently
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of language, then there results or should
a clearer realization of the amount of
injustice that exists in the world.
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Euro-w plan; headquarters for com
merclal men. Chllberc's restaurant in
Hotel Bntler. Seuttle.
European. Rooms with or without bath.
Ladles' and gents' grillrooms in connection.
Kruse's Grill Room and Restaurant
Stark street, opp. Chamber of Commerce.
sallow skin. Carter's Little IJver
PHls remove the cause.
Council Asked to Pnss It and Pre
vent Ruin of Iron Pipes
by Electrolysis.
Electrolysis of metal pipes was the
principal subject before the water com
mittee at the monthly meeting held yes
terday. The subtle workings of elec
tricity, Us startling corrosive properties,
preventives and remedies were fully dis
cussed by J. N. Teal, chairman of a com-,
mittee appointed to draft a measure to
be presented to the common council. The
bill agreed upon requires electric light
and street-car companies using electricity
as a motive power to adopt whatever
means science approves for confining the
current to wires or other conduits. Mr.
Teal's report was unanimously approved
by the water committee, and, the meas
ure will be presented to the mayor, that
he may bring it up in the council for
enactment into ordinance.
Investigation into the effect of the cor
rosive properties of electricity on metal
pipes reveals that with the extended use
of the subtle current there Is a con
stantly growing danger. Three specimens
were before tho committee yesterday.
One two-Inch pipe had been destroyed
completely for a short distance. Ordi
nary feed pipes for residences, galvan
ized as usual, looked as If some powerful
acid had eaten into them. The metal
would be left with the appearance of
having a longitudinal fiber, between
which all had corroded away. Reports
from experts In other cities showed that
the same difficulty is encountered all over
the country where electricity Is used, and
that there is a quite general movement
to fight It.
The members of the committee present
were Messrs. Carson, Bates, Hill, Hasel
tlne, Inman, JosephI, Knapp, Kohn,
Lewis, Rowe, Scott and Teal. Chairman
Corbett came In before the meeting was
concluded. Mr. Carson acted as tempo
rary chairman. The operating commit
tee submitted its report of the opera
lion of the waterworks during the
month of January, which was as follows:
Cash receipts 523,434 S3
Operation and repairs 2,694 68
Remainder paid to treasurer.. $20,740 17
Following other routine business, the
chair called upon Mr. Teal for a report
upon the proposed ordinance. The meas
ure agreed upon and read was as follows:
Ordinance Xo. . An ordinance regulating
the use of electricity in the city of Portland,
and to protect pipes and other structures In the
said city from the effects thereof.
The city of Portland dot ordain as follows:
Section 1. That It shall be the duty of all
persons or companies using or employing elec
trical currents In the city of Portland to provide
and put In use such means and appliances a9
will, as far as practicable, control and effectu
ally contain such currents In their proper chan
nels and on their own wires, tracks and other
structures, eo as to prevent Injury to the pipes
and other structures belonging to the city of
Portland or to any person, firm or corporation
within eald city, and to repair and renew said
means and appliances, and from time to time to
change and Improve the 6a.Me, as may be neces
sary to accomplish eald purpose; all at his or
their charge and expensu, and at his or their
own risk, selecting and adopting such means
and appliances as shall prevent Injury to the
pipes and other structures belonging to the said
city aforesaid, or belonging- to any person, firm
or corporation within said city.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of all railway
companies operating within the city of Port
land and using electricity as a motive power,
at their own cost and expense, to make tests
from time to time, at not longer Intervals than
three months, to determine whether the means
of protection adopted prevent the flow or escape
of electrical currents- to any pipes or other
structures belonging to the city of Portland, or
to any person. Arm or corporation within the
said city; and to file with the clerk of the
water committee of the city of Portland com
plete reports of each test made, at least once
every three months. Tests shall be made at
as many points on each l all way system as the
water committee of the city of Portland may
direct; and It shall be the duty of the superin
tendent or other managing officer of said rail
way companies to notify the clerk of said
water committee at least 24 hours In advance
when and where such teats are to be made.
Sec. 3. The water committee of the city of
Portland Is hereby authonzed and empowered
to cause at said times, and as often as said
committee may deem, necessary, tests to be
made for the purpose of ascertaining and de
termining whether there Is any escape of elec
tricity from the tracks, wires or other struct
ures of any person, Arm or corporation using
electrical currents for any pupose within eald
city; and the said water committee or Its duly
authorized agents shall have free access at
seasonable hours to all said tracks, structures
or other premises of said persons, firms or cor
porations, and make such connections with the
said tracks, wires and other structures as may
be necessary to make such tests.
See. 4. Any person, Arm or coporatlon vio
lating any of the provisions of this ordinance
shall be subject to a fine of $100 for each of
fense; and In order to a conviction under sec
tion 1 of this ordinance it shall not be neces
sary to show that the entire electrical cur
rent Imposed on the pipes or other structures
belonging to said city, or- to any person. Arm
or corporation, as aforesaid, escapes from or
comes from the power-house or other works of
the parties charged as afoald, but it shall be
sufficient for conviction If the company or
party, by falling to restrain Its or their cur
rents, materially contributes 'to the injury of
the pipes or other structures bolnglng to said
city, or to any person, firm or corporation
herein. All fines collected under this ordinance
shall be paid to the city treasurer, and by him
to be credited to the general fund of the city.
Sec. 5. The collection of any penalty for vio
lation of this ordinance, or any part thereof, or
any prosecution for the same, shall not have
the effect of taking away or abridging the right
of said city, or of any person, firm or corpora
tion therein, to damages arising from any In
Jury to the pipes or other rructures belonging
to said iclty, or to any person. Arm or corpora
tion therein, by reason of the escape of said
electrical currents from the structures, wires or
other works of the party or parties generating
said current or currents.
Then Mr. Teal Introduced the follow
ing resolution for the action of the com
mittee: "Be It resolved, That a copy of the
proposed ordinance just read be approved
by the water committee, and that the
same be delivered to the mayor of the
city of Portland by the clerk of this com
mittee, with the request that he submit
the same to the city attorney of this
city for approval as to form, and that,
after being so approved, the mayor cause
It to be presented to the common council
of the city of Portland for Its considera
tion; and that the said mayor be ad
vised by the clerk of this committee that
the said copy of the ordinance has been
approved by the water committee of the
city of Portland, and that they respect
fully request tho honorable mayor and
common council of the city of Portland
to enact the same as one of the ordi
nances of the city of Portland."
Mr. Teal spoke at length on the reso
lution. He said lead pipes were most
easily harmed; wrought irpn pipes came
next, and that cast-Iron pipes withstood
the action of electricity best of the metal
now used. The first section of the ordi
nance was merely declaratory of the
common law, that no one had a right to
so use his property as to injure an
other's. The clause requiring inspection
had been thoroughly deliberated over,
and the opinions of companies using elec
tricity had been sought, with the result
that one Inspection at least each three
months was thought best. Then the
water committee reserved the right Of
making inspections at their own expense.
Extensive opinions from experts In other
cities were read, one of whom said a
simple way of reducing the danger was
for many of the street-car companies to
reverse their present mode of establish
ing a circuit. In this manner the dan
ger area would be kept close to the power-house
and affect a comparatively small
territory, while, as as present, the area
is often made the very greatest possible.
Mr. Teal said the street-csc companies of
this city were using the system extend
ing the area, and when the matter of
reversing was taken up, the added danger
to the wrought-Iron water mains under
the river was an element that had to be
Mr. Rowe asked If the ordinance cov
ered such companies as were using
merely storage batteries for their wires,
like the fire-alarm system, telephone and
telegraph lines. Mr. Teal replied that he
had not Investigated sufficiently to say
whether electrolysis resulted from weak
currents of this character, but If It did
not, as determined by scientific men, such
companies would not be affected. A re
port from New York city regarding the
stray currents found on the Brooklyn
bridge stated that most of the danger
came from trolleys. The resolution was
adopted by the committee without a dis
senting vote.
Routine Matters.
Superintendent Dodge reported on the
advisability of extending the six-Inch
main on Twenty-second street one block,
so as to accommodate the Good Samari
tan hospital. In view of the large quan
tity of water consumed by the hospital
and the increased demands likely to re
sult from construction of the new build
ing, his recommendation was accepted,
and the main will be extended.
The matter of a half section of land In
the Bull Run reserve, owned by the H.
V. McGulre estate, was brought up
through a request from the attorneys
for the estate for Immediate action. Two
years ago the water committee adopted ,
a resolution regarding this land. Yester
day the superintendent was Instructed to
confer with the city attorney, and when
the latter would certify that the estate
had complied with the conditions of the
resolution the transaction should be
A request that a main be extended on
East Eighteenth street, between East
Ankeny and East Everett, was placed on
the table until further Investigations were
made. The committee's attorney wa3
Instructed to inquire Into the effect of
the recent decision of the supreme court
on the overlap land cases, as It bore
on portions of the Bull Run reserve.
Reorganization of the Third-Avenue
Company, of Xevr York.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. The troubles of
the Third-Avenue Railroad Company con
tinue the exciting topic in Wall street.
The composition of the syndicate which 13
to reorganize the road Is not definitely
known, but it is known that "Vermelye
& Co., the bankers, are at the head of it.
The statement of Treasurer W. H. Cur
tlss, of the Third-avenue, announcing
the solution of the difficulty, Is as follows:
"As chairman of the committee ap
pointed for that purpose by the board of
directors, I have entered Into an agree
ment with a syndicate of eminent bank
ers, including two very large interna
tional banklng-ihouses, and under the
terms of the agreement the bankers will
furnish to the company the sum of $21,
500,000 at 5 per cent. I have also entered
Into an agreement with other parties who
will furnish to the company the sum of
J7.000.000 additional.
"The terms upon which these arrange
ments have been made are, in my opinion,
very advantageous to the company. Per
sons owning a majority of the capital
stock of the company have decided to
form a corporation which shall lease the
properties of the Third-Avenue Railroad
Company in perpetuity and at an annual
rental sufficient "to pay its fixed charges,
and, in addition thereto, dividends upon
Its stock on a scale beginning at 4 per
cent immediately and reaching 5 per cent
per annum at the end, of four years, and
continuing at that rate thereafter.
"In this connection the stockholders of
the Third-Avenue company will acquire
certain very valuable rights. The leasing
company will deposit with a trust com
pany satisfactory to the Third-Avenue
Company a sum in excess of $1,000,000 in
cash, which shall stand as a guarantee
fund for the payment of the dividends.
Messrs. Ryan and Vreeland. of the Metro
politan Company, published a statement
today to the effect that the Metropolitan
Company does not want theThird-Avenue,
and never has considered the question of
taking It over. This statement surprises
me very much, because within the last
30 days J. Pierpont Morgan personally
offered to take up and fully reorganize
the finances of the Third-Avenue Compa
ny on condition that the stockholders
would consent to a lease to the Metropoli
tan on terms which would guarantee to
the stockholders 4 per cent per annum. In
James R. Keene says In reference to the
"I am a holder of a large amount of
the capital stock of the Third-Avenue
Railroad Company, a portion of which Is
In my hands on advances that I have made
to the party owning It for a very long
period of time and thoroughly secured.
The right to .vote on any proposition for
the pledged stock In connection with any
plan to place the company on a sound ba
sis has been delegated to me by the party
to whom I have lent the money. I have
taken great pains to inform my
self respecting the value of the prooerty
of the company, its present difficulties
and its future prospects, and after the
most thorough investigation I am satis
fied that the Third-Avenue Railroad Com
pany will emerge In a few months, when
the full construction of its lines is com
pleted, Into one of the best-paying prop
erties in the country.,"
Bntte Saloon Murder.
BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 21. Joseph Gan
non, a miner, was shot and killed by John
Kehoe, in the latter's saloon, on Main
street, tonight. Gannon bought a drink,
receiving change for a S bilL He claimed
he had given Kehoe a $10 bill. It Is said
Gannon drew a pistol and threatened to
kill Kehoe unless the latter gave him
the change he claimed. Kehoe grabbed
his revolver from behind the bar and shot
Gannon through the head.
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BENJAM1K. JC W.. Deattat 3;1
B1N3WANOER, DR. a 8.. Phys. & 3ur 4 -U
VKUBIUC DR. Q. Jt. MayafckMs. . . .412-413 4il
BUSTXKD. RICHARD. Arftnt Wltaon & M.
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CARDWKI.L. DR. J. B 0081
CLARK. HAROLD. Dnrttsi 3141
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CORM-BL1YS. C. W . Pfcys. amt Sttraeon.... 20!
COVER. T. C. Cashier RqttitaMe Life ., 3031
COLLI BR. p. r.. PsoU-feer: S. P.
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DAY. J. O & L J 313
DAY1S. XAPOLROK. PresMnK Columbia
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DRAKE. DR. H. B. Ptayscl. ..,. .312 iiS :.
DWYER, JAS F, Tobwcen; 4C3
L. Samuel. Manager; F. C Cover. Cashier 303
EVEN1MO TELEGRAM.- 33S A.der sue'
FENTOK. J. D.. Physcta amt Surgeon ,309 313
FENTOW. DR. HICKS C. Rye and Bar.. SlI
FENTOW. MATTHEW P.. Deeifet. .... S0
Stark, Manager 601
FRENCH SCHOOL (by MverstfeB) . Dr. A.
MuzsarelU. Manager J .,700
GALYAXI. W. H.. Sster and Draughts
man .....a 009
GEARY. DR. EDWARD P., fhysiclan and
Surgeon 212 213 1
GIESr. A. J. Phyateia ami Sergeon... 709-7.9
GODDARD. E. C 4 CO.. Footwear, ground
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GOLDMAN WILLIAM. Manager Manhattan
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GRNT. FRANK S.. Attomy-at-law, . . . . C1T
GRENIER. MISS BEATRICE. Dentist ..... ..703
HEIDINGER. CEO. A. & CO.. Pianos and
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HOLLISTEltV DR. O. C Phys. & Surg. . 804-303
IDLEMAN. C. X., Atiorney-at-Law 413-17 13
KADY MARK T.. Manager Paelfle North-
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LAMONT. JOHN. Vlee-PresWettt an- Gen
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LITTLEFIELD. H. K. Phys. ami Surgeon 200
MACRUM. W. S.. S. Oregon Camera Cub. 214
MACKAY, DR. A R., Phys. and Surg , 711 'U
MAXWELL. DR. W. E.. Phys. A Surg 701 Z-J
McCAHGAR. C. A.. Stats Agent Bankers'
Life Association ti. 602 503
McCOY. NEWTON. Attorney-at-Law .... "15
McFPEX MI3S IDA E.. StenoaraDher . 201
McGINN. HENRY E.. Attorney-at-Law 311 3 J
McKELL. T. J.. Manufacturers' Representa
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MILLER. DR. HERBERT C. Dentist an'
Oral Surgeon . 603-603
MOSMCAX. DR. tL P., Dentist... 812 313-3.4
New York. W. Goldman. Manager 208 213
McELROY. DR. J. G . Phys. A Surg 701 7"2 "33
MeFARLAND. R. B.. Secretary Columbia
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McGUIRE. 8. P.. Manager P. F. Collier
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McKIM. MAURICE. Attorney-at-Law. . 500
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NICHOLA3. HORACE B.. Attorney-at-Law 713
NILES. M. L.. Cashier Manhattan Life In
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Dr. L. B. Smith. Osteopath 403-40
OREGON CAMERA CLUB .... 214-21 5-21 8-217
Behnke. Prln 211
POND. WM. 3.. Stats. Manager Mutual Life
Ins. Co. of New York 404 4fXS-40i
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PROTZMAN EUGENE C. Super! ntendent
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OXTMBY. L. P. W.. flnfise and Forestry
Warden 76-"lT
REED A MALCOLM. Oprtetan. . 133 Sixth tnH
RFED. F. C . Fish Cmnrnfewtooer . 40T
RYAN, J. B.. Attonroy-at-law . 41T
SALISBURY. GEO N., Section Director, V
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SAMUEL. L.. Manager Eauttable Life. . . 309
BANDFORD. A. C. CO . Publishers' Agts 313
Jfr'e Hobson. Manager 313-51(1-517
SHERWOOD. J. W. Depr7 Supremo Com
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SMITH. DR. L B.. Osteopath 408-409
STARK. K. C. Executive Spertnl. Fidelity
Mutual Life Association of Phlla., Pa tf1
STARR fc COLE Pvrography 40J
STBEI G. A.. Forest Tnepeetor 218
"STUART. DELL. A'torney-t-Law. ..813-"16-fi "
STOLTE. DR. CHAS. E.. Dentist 704-703
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WALKER. WILL H.. President Oregon
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WATERMAN. C K.. Cashier Mutual Life
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WATKINS. Mlas, H. L.. Purchasing Agency 7.8
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WILSON. DR. EDWARD X . Phys. & Sur 304-3
WILSON. DR. OXO. F.. Phys. A Surff .706-"""
WILSON. IR. HOLT CL. Phys. Surg. 307 303
Richard BuMsosl Aeaat 602 SCI
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